The College of Science and Technology held its first Student Research Poster Symposium on Friday, March 27, 2009. Students from all six departments were given the opportunity to present their latest research and receive feedback from judges, faculty and other students.
27 students, 8 undergraduate students and 19 graduate students, participated in the symposium. First place best poster winners received a $100 award and second place winners received $50. Photos from the event are available in the College's online photo gallery.
William E. Lukens (1st Place)
Rare Earth Element Signatures in Fossil Bone: a Tool for Mitigating Fossil Poaching on Federal Lands
Advisors: David Grandstaff and Dennis Terry, Earth and Environmental Science
Alex Gibbs (2nd Place)
Monitoring Urban Runoff at the Warrington Stormwater Retention Basin
Advisor: Laura Toran, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Erin M. Walsh (1st Place)
Interaction of α9ß1 Integrin with Nerve Growth Factor Modulates Glioblastoma Cell Activity and May Require an Association with p75NTR
Advisor: Cezary Marcinkiewicz, Biology
Yangjun Xing (2nd Place)
Single Molecule Conductivity Measurement of Peptide Nucleic Acids
Advisor: Eric Borguet, Chemistry
Bernard R. Matis (1st Place)
Electron Transport in GaAs Quantum Dots under Various Field Strengths
Advisor: Rongjia Tao, Physics
Uros Midic (2nd place - tie)
Improved Sequence Alignment for Intrinsically Disordered Proteins
Advisor: Zoran Obradovic, CIS
Henok Mawi (2nd Place - tie)
Eichler Cohomology Theorem for Modular Forms of Small Weights
Advisor: Marvin Knopp, Mathematics
From left, best poster winners Bernard Matos, Henok Mawi, Erin Walsh, Uros Midic, William Lukic, Alex Gibbs and Yangjun Xing.