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January 2010
January 2011

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SETGO Summer Research Scholars & Research Posters 2009 (listed alphabetically by department)

 

Click on the highlighted poster titles below to view posters

Biology
HAllamon


KBanyash


HBeck


KBonko


SBurris

MCummings



JDidion


AGabriel

JGraving


BGreer


BGulko


AHannah


KHeilman


THerriot


BJenks

GKnafler



ARamirez

BRutter


ASchmucker


TSojka



MWilkinson

JZavadil

Chemistry

LSpaho

Computer Science

MMott

NPfundstein

Geology/Earth Science

MChidester

Math and Statistics

TDonahue

Nolandpic

Physics and Astronomy

DRoth

Psychology/Neuroscience

BGrushcow



AHulme


JMcGraw

KNitsch

Technology

JBaker

MSimicek

Mentors
SETGO employs a cascading structure involving multiple layers of peer- and faculty partnerships. The mentor pool comprises faculty sponsors at the partner institutions, students in prior SETGO Scholar cohorts, junior/senior math and science majors, graduate students and post-doctoral researchers at BGSU, as well as a variety of educators and business leaders from the local community.

 

 


Heather Allamon

-- Junior at BGSU researching Ecology & Conservation with Dr. Jeff Miner

Heather Allamon, Chris Boehler, Dr. John R. Farver, & Dr. Jeffrey G. Miner, Department of Biological Sciences, BGSU
Occurrence of Vaterite in Otoliths from Wild and Stocked Fish Populations

 

 

 

 

Kathryn Banyash

-- Senior at BGSU researching with Dr. Weidong Yang

Kathryn Banyash & Dr. Weidong Yang, Deprtment of Biological Sciences, BGSU
Protein Purification of Green Fluorescent Protein

 

 

 

 

 

Heather Beck

-- Senior at BGSU researching with Dr. Ray Larsen. My project deals with isolating bacteriophage from coliform bacteria in the environment. Heather is graduating in the spring of 2010 with a major in biology and plans to attend graduate school.

Heather Beck & Dr. Ray Larsen, Department of Biological Sciences, BGSU
Isolation of New Bacteriophage from Agricultural Sources

 

 

 

Katelyn Bonko

-- Senior at BGSU researching with Dr. Erin McMullin. Katelyn worked this summer studying genetic biodiversity in a species of African Cichlid through the Toledo Zoo. In effort to maintain a balanced ecosystem in Lake Victoria, it has been discovered that this fish is now struggling in the wild. Through the zoo, efforts are being made to ensure the generations they have are still genetically rich enough within the nine available generations.

Katelyn Bonko & Dr. Erin McMullin, Department of Biological Sciences, BGSU
Genetic Diversity of a Lake Victoria Cichlid: Haplochromis Piceatus

 

 

Stacey Burris

-- Sophomore at OCC researching with Dr. Vipa Phuntumart

Stacey Burris & Dr. Vipaporn Phuntumart, Department of Biologogical Sciences, BGSU
The Cloning of myb transcriotion factor from Phytopthora sojae, a soybean pathogen

 

 

 

 

Myshala Cummings

-- Junior at BGSU researching with Dr. George Bullerjahn. Myshala also serves as a peer facilitator for Biology 104, mentors for M3C Fellows Scholarship Program, is a member of Student Support Service, AED, and AMSA. After graduating she plans to attend medical school to become an Obstetrician/Gynecologist.

Myshala Cummings & Dr. George Bullerjahn, Department of Biological Sciences, BGSU
Phosphate Utilization by Great Lakes (Cyanobacteria)

 

 

 

 

Jeremy Didion

-- Junior at BGSU researching with Dr. Robert Huber to find out id Cichlid Fish have a preference for colors or shapes

Jeremy Didion, & Dr. Robert Huber, Department of Biological Sciences, BGSU
Recognition of visual objects by shape and color in the African cichlid Melanochromis Auratus

 

 

Adam Gabriel

-- Junior at BGSU researching with Dr. Eileen Underwood to test the waters in scientific research. Originally planning on a pharmacy major, Adam took an interest in herpetology as a child with fond childhood memories of frogs and reptile encounters. Volunteering in the herpetology lab throughout the previous academic year and brought him back into contact with these creatures where he met his mentor Dr. Underwood.

Adam Gabriel, & Dr. Eileen Underwood, Department of Biological Sciences, BGSU
The Effects of Increased Airflow on Embryonic and Post-Hatch Development of Crested Geckos

 

Jacob Graving

-- Sophomore at BGSU planning on completing the requirements for the "Marine and Aquatic" specialization for his degree. Jacob has also been volunteering at the Toledo Zoo for over 2 years and put in over 300 hours there.

Jacob Graving & Dr. Matthew Partin, Department of Biological Sciences, BGSU
The Effects of Environmental Variables on Skeletal Growth Rates of Reef-building Corals

 

 

 

Brian Greer

-- Senior who is a double major in biology and bio-chemistry. He has been working on his current project with Dr. Huber for a year. Together they are studying crayfish and their addiction/response to psychostimulants.

Brian Greer, & Dr. Robert Huber, Department of Biological Sciences, BGSU
An Operant Self-Administration Paradigm of Drug Abuse in an Invertebrate Model

 

 

 

Brian Gulko

-- Junior studying biology at BGSU, currently working with Dr. Paul Morris

Brian Gulko, Edeanya Agbese, & Dr. Paul Morris, Department of Biological Sciences, BGSU Comparative genomics of abc transporters in P. sojae and P. ultimum

 

 

Ashley Hannah

-- Senior at BGSU studying biology/pre-med and neuroscience. Through her research she is learning how to study behavior and sensory systems that she will be able to use in the future in Neuroscience. She is very involved in various student organizations including Undergraduate Students Senate the Greek Community and is a mentor to incoming freshman students.

Ashley Hannah, & Dr. Moira van Staaden, Department of Biological Sciences, and J. P. Scott Center for Neuroscience, Mind & Behavior, BGSU
Lateral Line Frequency Detection in the Cichlid,Melanchromis johanni

 

 

 

Katie Heilman

-- Junior at BGSU studying microbiology working in Dr. Roger's lab.

Katie Heilman, & Dr. Scott O. Rogers, Department of Biological Sciences, BGSU
A Study of Freezer Contaminants

 

 

 

 

 

 

Travon Herriotte

-- Sophomore biochemistry major at BGSU

Travon Herriotte, & Dr. Scott O. Rogers, Department of Biological Sciences, BGSU
Accrection Ice of Lake Vostock

 

 

 

 

Brenden Jenks

-- Junior at BGSU studying in biology with Dr. Ray Larsen

Brenden Jenks & Dr. Ray A. Larsen, Department of Biological Sciences, BGSU
A Phylogenetic Study of the ExbD Protein: Complementation of ∆ExbD Eschericha Coli by Serratia Liquefaceans

 

 

 

 

Gabby Knafler

-- Newly graduated biology major at BGSU, staying in BG for graduate school in Dr. Bouzat's lab.

Gabby Knafler, & Dr. Juan Bouzat, Department of Biological Sciences, BGSU
Optimization of PCR-SSCP to Genotype the MHC Class II ß Locus in Spheniscus magellanicus

 

 

 

Kimberly Michalson

-- Senior at BGSU in Environmental Science with a specialization in restoration researching with Dr. Helen Michaels.

Kimberly Michalson, & Dr. Helen Michaels, Department of Biological Sciences, BGSU
Effects of Functional Diversity on Resistance to Invasion from Common Teasel, Dipsacus fullomum; Applications for Prairie Restoration

 

 

Amanda Ramirez

-- 3rd year student at OCC majoring in Pre-biotechnology. Amanda also loves to act and has been in different plays including work for the Toledo Rep. and Village Players.

Amanda Ramirez, & Dr. Vipaporn Phuntumart, Department of Biological Sciences, BGSU
The Search for Microsatellites: Myriophyllum sibiricum

 


Brian Rutter

-- Senior at BGSU majoring in biology and minoring in art and chemistry. "When I'm not investigating scientific phenomenon, you can bet that I'm pursuing a creative endeavor. If left to my own devices, it's inevitable, I will create art out of the nearest available materials, be they bacteria or glass pipettes. It's best to keep me busy."

Brian Rutter, & Dr. Vipaporn Phuntumart, Department of Biological Sciences, BGSU
Microsatellite Identification of Eurasian Watermilfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum)


Alexandra Schmucker(right)

-- Senior at BGSU majoring in microbiology and minoring in chemistry

Alexandra Schmucker, Nicole VanDuzen & Dr. Paul Morris, Department of Biological Sciences, BGSU
Computational Prediction of the Oomycete Iteractome

Nicole VanDuzen (left)

-- Senior at BGSU majoring in Computer Science

Nicole VanDuzen, Alexandra Schmucker & Dr. Paul Morris, Department of Biological Sciences, BGSU
Computational Prediction of the Oomycete Ineractome

 

 

Tyler Sojka

-- Senior majoring in biochemistry at BGSU. He also enjoys playing hockey.

Tyler Sojka, & Juan L. Bouzat, Department of Biological Sciences, BGSU
Characterization of Microsatellite Markers for Assessing Genetic Diversity in the Rockhopper Penguin, Eudyptes chrysocome

 

 

 

 

Matthew Wilkinson

-- Senior at BGSU majoring in biology and minoring in chemistry

Matthew Wilkinson, Adebobola Imeh-Nathaniel & Dr. Gabriela Bidart-Bouzat, Department of Biological Sciences, BGSU
The Role of UV-B Light on Insect Herbivore Levels in Field-Grown Arabidopsis thaliana Plants

 

 

 

 

Jessica Zavadil

-- Senior at BGSU majoring in biology and minoring in math, studying with Dr. Mike Geusz in the Circadian Lab.

Jessica Zavadil, Tygue Arvidson, and Dr. Michael Geusz, Department of Biological Sciences, BGSU
Further Mapping of the Mouse Physiome through Whole-Animal Bioluminescence Imaging

 

 

 

 

Lysien Spaho

-- Junior majoring in chemistry and minoring in biology at BGSU

Lysien Spaho, & Dr. Arthur Brecher, Department of Chemistry, BGSU
Electrophoretic Studies of the Reactions of Coagulation Cascade Enzymes

 

 

 

 


Martez Mott

-- Senior majoring in computer science, minoring in electronics and computer technology working with 2 mentors, Dr. Guy Zimmerman and Dr. Hassan Rajaei.

Martez Mott, Dr. Guy Zimmerman & Dr. Laura Leventhal, Department of Computer Science, BGSU Spatial Ability
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Martez Mott, & Dr. Hassan Rajaei, Department of Computer Science, BGSU Virtual Training Environment

 

 

Nicholas Pfundstein

-- Junior majoring in computer science at BGSU. He worked with 2 mentors this summer, Dr. Joseph Chao and Dr. Ray Kresman

Nicholas Pfundstein, Dr. Joseph Chao & Dr. Ray Kresman, Department of Compuetr Sciences, BGSU
An improved Faculty Senate Election System

 

 

 

 

Morgan Chidester

-- Junior majoring in environmental studies at BGSU. Her mentor is Dr. Enrique Gomezdelcampo. Her project is to keep water pollution from harming wildlife in a specific region of Wood County.

Morgan Chidester, & Dr. Enrique Gomezdelcampo, Environmental Science Department, BGSU & Wood County Park District with Bowling Green City Parks
Black Swamp Wetland Project

 


Tom Donahue

-- Senior with a double major in psychology and computer sciences at BGSU. He works with mentors Dr. Devin McAuley and Dr. Steven Seubert on neural networks. He has also researched knowledge repersentation, cryptology, and many facets of artificial intelligience.

Tom Donahue, Dr. J. Devin McAuley & Dr. Steven Seubert, Department of Psychology, Department of Computer Science, & Department of Mathematics, BGSU
Connectionist Model of Auditory Categorization Task

 


Jennifer Noland

-- Senior majoring in mathematics and minoring in biology at BGSU. She has been working with Dr. Wade and Dr. Miner, after graduating this Dec. she plans on attending graduate school.

Jennifer Noland, & Dr. J. Gordan Wade, Department of Math and Statistics, BGSU
Mathematical Analysis of Otolith Chemistry Data

 

 

 

 


Dan Roth

-- Junior majoring in physics and minoring in mathematics and astronomy. Dan is also the president of the Society of Physics Students for the '09-'10 school year. He is also a drummer, enjoying music of all sorts but focuses on jazz and pre-2000 punk.

Dan Roth, & Dr. Andy Layden, Department of Physics & Astronomy, BGSU
Long period variable stars in NGC 5927

 

 

 

Bryan Grushcow

-- Senior majoring in psychology and minoring in sociology. Bryan plans on attending graduate school after graduation and his research interests include human perception of pitch, rhythm, time and space as well as human motivation and learning.

Bryan Grushcow, Dr. J Devin McAuley, & Dr. Molly J, Henry, Department of Psychology, BGSU
The Role of Regulatory Focus in Auditory Classification

 

 

Andrea Hulme

-- Senior majoring in neuroscience at BGSU. After graduation she plans on possibly going into clinical psychology PhD program with an emphasis on neuropsychology and/or neuroscience research.

Andrea Hulme, & Dr. Laura Dilley, Department of Psychology, J.P. Scott Center for Neuroscience, Mind & Behavior, BGSU Duration and Word Identity: Effects of Duration and Speech Rate on Function Word Perception

 

 

 

Justin McGraw

-- Senior majoring in psychology at BGSU, planning to attend graduate school and continue studying factors that influence human behavior.

Justin McGraw, Kelley Harmon, Dr. Lee Meserve & Dr. H. Casey Cromwell, Departments of Biological Sciences and Psychology, J.P. Scott Center for Neuroscience, Mind & Behavior, BGSU
Corticosterone manipulations and social behavioral development in the rat


 

 

 

Kristian P. Nitsch

-- Senior majoring in psychology at BGSU, researching with Dr. Vern Bingman. Kristian's hobbies include road cycling, kayaking, snowboarding, soccer and psychology. He intends to look into graduate school in either clinical psychology or neurobiology.

Kristian P. Nitsch, & Dr. Vern P. Bingman, Department of Psychology, BGSU
Neophobic response in Homing Pigeons

 

 

 

 

 

James Baker

-- Senior in Engineering technology at BGSU. James is working on his research project with Mr. Codding and Mr. Piersol from the Electric Vehicle Institute.

James Baker, Mr. Barry Piersol & Mr. Charles Lee Codding, Department of Technology, Electric Vehicle Institute, BGSU
Biomass Gassification with the Centrifugal Gasification Reactor

 

 

 

Mike Simecek

-- Senior at BGSU majoring in mechanical design. He is currently working with Mr. Piersol in the Electric Vehicle Institute

Mike Simecek, & Mr. Barry Piersol, Department of Technology, Electric Vehicle Institute, BGSU
Installation testing of a hybrid booster drive system