2010 Student Presentations

Oral Presentations

Thomas Alexander “A Possible Explanation for NuTeV's Anomalous Dimuon Events” (Dr. Drew Alton, Physics)

Mauri Becker “Investigation of Optimism and Control Within Dental Health Facilities” (Dr. Christina DeVita, Psychology)

Matthew Braithwaite and Jordan Anderson-Daniels “Mechanisms of Platelet Release and Proplatelet Formation from Mature Megakaryocytes” (Dr. Mark Larson, Biology)

Erin Brenden, Livia Fisher, & Ruth Burgers “Elder Service Learning Project” (Dr. Mary Isaacson and Vicki Reiff, Nursing)

MacKenzie Beukelman “Comparing Health Systems: A World Power vs. A Struggling National” (Dr. Paul Egland, Biology)

Dani Doran & Hannah Lincoln “Voices of Freedom: Willa Cather, Djuna Barnes, and Dietrich Bonhoeffer” (Dr. Darcie Rives-East, English)

Jared Drenkow “Synthesis and Characterization N-Containing Diarylacetylenes and Their Derivatives” (Dr. Barrett Eichler, Chemistry)

Spencer Ferrell “It's Not Lupus, It's the Whale: A Comparison of House M.D. and Moby-Dick” (Dr. Darcie Rives-East, English)

Justin Grassmeyer “Synthesis of a Novel Lacto-Isoxazole: A Potential Anti-Fungal Agent” (Dr. Jetty Duffy-Matzner, Chemistry)

Neal Gregerson “Analyzing the Effect of Shaped Ultra-Fast Laser Pulses on Molecular Fragmentation Using Principal Control Analysis” (Dr. Eric Wells, Physics)

Megan Hasche “Le Surveillant d'absurité; une analyse des contes de Gaëtan Brulotte” (Dr. Scott Fish, Modern Foreign Language)

Amy Hulstein “Persecution Stories and the Resurrection Within” (Dr. Richard Swanson, Religion)

Bailey Jackson “CIRCLE-cell Infrared Quat Research” (Dr. Barrett Eichler, Chemistry)

Bethany Jochim & Russ Averin “Using Velocity Map Imaging to Understand Controlled Molecular Dynamics” (Dr. Eric Wells, Physics)

Chris Johnson “Delicatessen de Jeunet et Caro; Les échos inconscients de Vichy sortis d'un enfer filmique intemporel” (Dr. Scott Fish, Modern Foreign Language)

Brian Juber “Using site-directed mutagenesis to mimic phosphorylation of a DNA photolyase from Chlamydomonas reinhardtii” (Dr. Jason Peterson & Dr. Michael Wanous, Biology)

Connor Lamberson “Synthesis of One Oxysterol from 7-Dehydrocholesterol Oxidation: A Biologically Active Biomarker for Smith-Lemli-Opitz Syndrome( Dr. Ned A. Porter, off-campus mentor)

Zachary Ludens “Protecting the Most Precious Gift: How the Forefathers Saw the Natural Aristocracy and Created a Government that Would Provide for its Flourishing” (Dr. Joel Johnson, Government)

Zachary Ludens “Who Was in Charge?: Uncovering Evidence of Misadministration in the Bureau of Indian Affairs in the 1870s” (Dr. Harry Thompson, Center for Western Studies)

Ian Malloy “A Formal Approach to Consciousness” (Dr. David O’Hara, Philosophy)

Ian Malloy “A Formal System of Natural Language Processing” (Dr. Daniel Swets, Computer Science)

Rebecca Nelson “China's String of Pearls: China's Power Expansion from the Indian Ocean to the South China Sea” (Dr. Joel Johnson, Government)

Jesi Palank & Megan Wulf “Effects of Elaboration Style on Vocabulary Acquisition in Preschoolers” (Dr. Olivia Lima, Psychology)

Kathryn Olson, Melissa Svartoien, & Crystal Dvoracek “Anorexia Nervosa” (Dr. Mary Isaacson, Nursing)

BreAnna Petersen & Melissa Ulbricht “The Bair Hugger: Effective Warming or Hazardous to Health?” (Dr. Mary Isaacson, Nursing)

Dane Rasmussen & Russ Averin “Conductivity of Quaternary Ammonium Ions” (Dr. Barrett Eichler, Chemistry)

Peter Schultz, Shelly Hubbling, & Rachel Nelson “What Eases the Agony of Defeat? Comparing Strategies for Sparing Outperformed People's Feelings” (Dr. Anne Zell, Psychology)

Heidi Senst & Meredith Reynolds “Identification of chromosome arms influencing expression of the A genome copy of Agp-L in Wheat” (Dr. Michael Wanou, Biology)

Michael Stutelberg “An Alternate Synthesis of Bis(8-quinolinyl) acetylene” (Dr. Barrett Eichler, Chemistry)

Jacinta Sutphin “That I May Find You on the Far Horizon” Dr. Scott Fish John Hokanson “EpEtE and EET Effects on Cardiomyocyte Conractility” (Dr. Gregory Shearer and Dr. Michael Wanous, Biology)

David Swanson “Synthesis and Characterization of 1-Butyl-3-Methylimidazolium Derivatives” (Dr. Duane Weisshaar and Dr. Gary Earl, Chemistry)

Eric Swanson & Erika Jacobson “Expanding Retrieval's Effectiveness in Aiding Working Memory Capacity in Name Recall for Both Young and Older Adults” (Dr. Elizabeth Babcock, Psychology)

Michael Swanson & Melanie Henry “Nursing Goes to Potsdam (presentation in German and English)” (Dr. Stephen Lhotzky, Modern Foreign Langauge and Dr.Pamela Schroeder, Nursing)

Kenan Tokmic & Elliot Bloom “HPLC Investigation of Methyl Carbonate Stability” (Dr. Duane Weisshaar, Chemistry)

Marcia Van Arkel, Rachel Ballard, Renee Martin, & Stephanie Rust “Culturally Competent Sex Education for Native American Adolescents” (Dr. Mary Isaacson, Nursing)

Bethany D. Zogg & Katie C. Behrens “Investigation of the Stability of Methylcarbonate” (Dr. Duane Weisshaar and Dr. Gary Earl, Chemistry)

Poster Presentations

Ben Jensen, Marissa Kern, & Blake Ridgway “Induction of S. gordonii AmyB Results in Hydrolysis of Intracellular Stored Glycogen" (Dr. Paul Egland, Biology)

Rebecca Johnson “Characterization of LRP10, QSOX1 and ST14: MAPcL Genes that are Highly Expressed in Breast Tumors” (Dr. Kristi Egland, off-campus mentor)

Marissa Kern, Ben Jensen, & Blake Ridgway “GFP Codon Optimization for Expression in Streptococcus gordonii” (Dr. Paul Egland, Biology)

Huy Nguyen “Synthesis of a Highly Sensitive Fluorescent Chemosensory Polymer for Detecting Transition Metal Ions” (Dr. Jetty Duffy-Matzner, Chemistry)

Rachel Reynen & Mark Buboltz “Developmental and Gender Differences in Kidney NMDA Receptor Subtypes” (Dr. Michael Wanosu, Biology)

Kyle Tamminga “Muscular Dystrophy and Skeletal Muscle Regeneration” (Dr. Steven Armstrong and Dr. Michael Wanous, Biology)

Gates Cook “Identification and Sequencing of the Prairie Cordgrass Caffeate O-Methyltransferase Gene Using Comparative Genomics and Transcriptome Analysis” (Dr. Jose Gonzalez & Dr. Michael Wanous, Biology)

Neil Patel “Obesity Linked Kidney Disease” (Dr. David Maddox & Dr. Michael Wanous, Biology)

Jeremy Erickson “Synthesis of 2,3,4,5-Tetraarylsilacyclopentadienes” (Dr. Barrett Eichler, Chemistry)

Jonathon Hawkinson & Natalie Ronning: “Hydraulic acclimation and contrasting water use strategies in two cultivars of Phaseolus vulgaris” (Dr. Steven Matzner, Biology)

Jacob Anderson “Prairie Restoration: Sumac Control at Newton Hills State Park, South Dakota” (Dr. Craig Spencer, Biology)

Jared Soundy & Jamie Horter “Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Corticotropin Releasing Factor” (Dr. Patrick Ronan & Dr. Michael Wanous, Biology)

Casey Ortbahn “Growth Inhibition Properties of Antiprogestin Mifepristone in Cancer Cells: Effect of Doubling Time” (Dr. Carlos M. Telleria, off-campus mentor)

Austin VandeBerg “Polyploidization, Domestication, and Abiotic Stress in Wheat” (Drs. Steven Matzner and Michael Wanous, Biology)

Elizabeth Day “Photoionization and photofragmentation of lanthanide chemical
vapor deposition precursors in the gas phase” (Dr. Mary T. Berry, off-
campus mentor)