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SETGO Summer Research Scholars 2013

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Lisa Ade

 

Lisa Ade 
2013-'14 Senior at BGSU 
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Andrew Torelli 
Department: Chemistry
Title: Initial Purification and Characterization of Rhodobacter sphaeroides FnrL  

Nicholas Anderson 
2013-'14 Senior at BGSU 
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Lewis Fulcher 
Department: Physics
Title: Threshold Pressures for the Converging and Diverging Glottis        

James Artman 
2013-'14 Junior at BGSU
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Vipa Phuntumart
Grad Mentor: Abassi Aikebaierjiang
Department: Biology
Title: Functional Analysis of DNAMethyltransferase Associated Proteins from Phytophthora Sojae         

Alissa Barwinski 
2013-'14 Sophomore at BGSU
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Helen Michaels
Department: Biology
Title: Nectar Analysis for Butterfly Restoration in the Oak Openings             

Katrina Beining 
2013-'14 Junior at BGSU
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Mary-Jon Ludy
Department: Family & Consumer Sciences
Title: A Comparison of the Appetite Effects Between Capsaicin and Capsiate         

Katherine Bland
2013-'14 Sophomore at BGSU
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jill Zeilstra-Ryalls
Department: Biology
Title:  Analysis of a recently identified variable trait among wild type strains of the purple photosynthetic bacterium Rhodobacter sphaeroides

Winona Booher 
2013-'14 Sophomore at BGSU 
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Vipa Phuntumart
Grad Mentor: Rebecca Cull
Department: Biology
Title: DNA Methylation by Bisulfite Treatment      

Elliot Cantwell 
2013-'14 Senior at BGSU
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Karen Root 
Grad Mentor: Bryce Adam
Department: Biology
Title: Influence of Snags and Developed Land Cover on Woodpeckers           

Tyler Carstensen 
2013-'14 Sophomore at BGSU
Faculty Mentor: Dr. John Faver
Department: Geology
Title: Differential Elemental Incorporation Rates in Otoliths of Three Different Asian Carp Species            

Chauncey Clemons
2013-’14 ** at BGSU
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Vipa Phuntumart
Grad Mentor: Eric Budge
Department: Biology
Title: DNA Adenine Methylation of Phytophthora sojae

Cailtyn Cunningham 
2013-'14 Sophomore at BGSU 
Faculty Mentors: Dr. Karen Root
Grad Mentor: Matthew Cross
Department: Biology
Title: Seasonal Movements of Eastern Box Turtles            

Stephanie Davis
2013-’14 Junior at BGSU
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Cordula Mora
Department: Psychology
Title: Title: Whatever Tweaks Your Beak: The Effect  of LED Wavelength Variations on the Discrimination of Magnetic Inclination in Homing Pigeons (Columa  livia)    

Holly Duff
2013-'14 Junior at BGSU
Faculty Mentor: Dr. John Farver
Department: Geology
Title: Copper Concentrations in Lake Erie Marinas

Adam Grine 
2013-'14 Sophomore at OCC
Faculty Mentors: Dr. Eileen Underwood
Department: Biology
Title: The Effects of Certain Variables on Survivability in Axolotl Larvae               

Jakub Grzymala 
2013-'14 Senior at BGSU
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jong “Jake” Kwan Lee
Department: Computer Sciences
Title: Template Matching-Based Automated Segmentation of a Bat Swinging           

Paul Husband Jr. 
2013-'14 Junior at BGSU
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Andy Layden
Department: Physics
Title: Characterization of RRc Lyrae Variable Stars to Determine Usability as a Standard for Mapping Dust in Space           

Sarah James 
2013-'14 Senior at BGSU 
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Hans Wildschutte
Department: Biology
Title: A Population-Level Approach to Identify Novel Antibiotics That Inhibit Pathogenic Pseudomonas aeruginosa            

Steven Jett 
2013-'14 Senior at BGSU
Faculty Mentor: Dr.Tony Fantana
Department: Psychology
Title: Emergence of stereotypy in a complex movement sequence: a comparison of temporal and implementation variability in human motor learning           

Matthew Witte
2013-'14 Sophomore at BGSU
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Moira van Staaden & Dr. Peg Yacobucci           
Department: Geology             
Title: Geographic variation, growth, and ecology of  the Devonian trilobite Phacops rana and its modern analogue Limulus polyphemus

Shermaine Hutchins
2013-’14 Sophomore at OCC
Nadejda Mirochnitchenko 
2013-'14 Sophomore at BGSU  
Kelsey Ruckert 
2013-'14 Senior at BGSU 
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Robert Midden
Department: Chemistry
Title: Survey of the Sources of Contamination within the Upper Tributaries of the Portage Watershed to Reduce Harmful Algal Blooms in Lake Erie       

Brianna Moore
2013-'14 Sophomore at BGSU 
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Robert Huber
Department: Biology
Title: Environmental Temperature and Color Change in Crested Geckos             

Cole Olmstead 
2013-'14 Junior at BGSU
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Eileen Underwood
Department: Biology
Title: "Corn Snakeodd" Gene Reduces Viability and Fertility           

Alexandra Ordway 
2013-'14 Junior at BGSU 
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ronny Woodruff
Department: Biology
Title: An Attempt to Identify Muller's Ratchet Experimentally in Drosophila melanogaster           

Christopher Pohlman 
2013-'14 Junior at BGSU
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Todd Waggoner
Department: Technology
Title: Hydrogen Power in the Internal Combustion Engine             

Amy Puffenberger 
2013-'14 Junior at BGSU
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Gabriela Bidart-Bouzat
Department: Biology
Title: A qualitative assessment of insect herbivory in an organically grown vegetable provides information on plant variation in resistance           

Paige Reinhart-Anez 
2013-'14 Junior at BGSU
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Casey Cromwell
Department: Psychology
Title: Inequity Aversion and Reward Discrimination in the Rat Model           

Jason Rush 
2013-'14 Senior at BGSU
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Todd Waggoner
Department: Technology
Title: Water Brake Dynamometer           

Constance "Connie" Santangelo 
2013-'14 Junior at BGSU
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Beth Stark-Posta
Department: Toledo Zoo
Title: Cotinga Cayana's Affiliative and Agonistic Interactions and Their Association with Exhibit Orientations 

Seth Schulte
2013-'14 Senior at BGSU
Faculty Mentor: Dr. George Bullerjahn
Department: Biology
Title: Phylogenetic analysis of toxic cyanobacteria in Lake Erie

Jessica Sharp
2013-'14 Senior at BGSU
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Cordula Mora
Department: Psychology
Title: Come Fly with Me: Discrimination of Magnetic Declination by Homing Pigeons (Columba livia) In a Conditioning Task

Kyle Smay
2013-'14 Junior at BGSU
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jeremy Klosterman
Department: Chemistry
Title: Diruthenium Paddlewheel Based Metal Organic Frameworks and Polyhedra

Derek Smith
2013-'14 Junior at BGSU
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Mike McKay
Department: Biology
Title: Diatom Microplankton Capable of Biological Ice Nucleation Activity Persist into Spring

Jeremy Storer
2013-'14 Senior at BGSU
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jong “Jake” Kwan Lee
Department: Computer Sciences
Title: Automated Tracking of the Weight Shift of a Baseball Player Hitting a Baseball

Jacob Sublett
2013-'14 Senior at BGSU
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Helen Michaels
Department: Biology
Title: The Affect of Seed Predation on the Fitness of Lupinus perennis

Joshua Thompson
2013-'14 Senior at BGSU
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Nick Hennessy & Dr. Sudershan Jetley
Department: Technology
Title: Solar Technology at BGSU

Tracy Togba
2013-'14 Senior at BGSU
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Dan Wiegmann
Department: Biology
Title: Olfactory Homing in the Whip Spider Phrynus marginemaculatus (Order Ambylpygi)

Ian Vaitkus
2013-'14 Junior at BGSU
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ksenija Glusac
Department: Chemistry
Title: Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer of Organic Water Oxidation Catalyst

Andrew Wagner
2013-'14 Sophomore at BGSU
Faculty Mentor: Dr. George Bullerjahn
Department: Biology
Title: Analyzing Cyanobacterial Blooms of Microcystis from Poplar Island, Chesapeake Bay Maryland

Matthew Witte
2013-'14 Sophomore at BGSU
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Moira van Staaden & Dr. Peg Yacobucci           
Department: Geology             
Title: Geographic variation, growth, and ecology of  the Devonian trilobite Phacops rana and its modern analogue Limulus polyphemus