2018 Student Research Conference:
31st Annual Student Research Conference

Program

Program-At-A-Glance

7:30 a.m. • MG Cyber Cafe & VH Lobby
Continental Breakfast

Continental Breakfast and Conference Program Books are available in the the Magruder Hall Cyber Cafe and the Violette Hall Lobby at 7:30 a.m. Registration is not required for session attendance; the entire campus community is invited and encouraged to attend.


8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. • University Art Gallery
Juried Art Exhibition

The Student Research Conference coincides with the last day of the Annual Juried Student Exhibition. In the University Art Gallery, on the ground floor of Ophelia Parrish (OP 1114), outstanding student work will be on display in the gallery from 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.


8:00-9:15 • VH 1224
SESSION 108
Oral Paper -
Biology III and Physics I

Presiding: Dr. Brent Buckner

8:15

108 - 2  ELLIOTT LEONG
Dr. Ian Lindevald, Faculty Mentor

Performance Hall Acoustics: Understanding Why We Enjoy Concerts 

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8:30

108 - 3  RICHARD W. MCCORMICK
Dr. Michael Goggin and Dr. Vayujeet Gokhale, Faculty Mentors

The Effect of Surface Plasmons on Diffraction Gratings

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9:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. • MG Cyber Cafe & VH Lobby
Break

Complimentary refreshment breaks will be held in the main lobby of Violette Hall and the Cyber Cafe of Magruder Hall from 9:15 a.m.


9:30-10:45 • MG 1098
SESSION 204
Oral Paper  -
Chemistry III

Presiding: Mrs. Ryan Miller

10:15

204 - 4  DUSTIN C. GANSEBOM
Dr. Vayujeet Gokhale, Faculty Mentor

Colloidal Stability of Hydrophilically Modified beta-NaYF4 Nanocrystals

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9:30-10:45 • MG 2050
SESSION 206
Oral Paper -
Physics II

Presiding: Dr. Vayujeet Gokhale

9:30

206 - 1  TESSA R. SMITH
Dr. Vayujeet Gokhale, Faculty Mentor

Nuclear Fusion Reactors

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9:45

206 - 2  FRANK CONSOLINO
Dr. Vayujeet Gokhale, Faculty Mentor

Peer Instruction: A Different Approach to Physics Education

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10:00

206 - 3  JORDAN N. GOINS*, ASHLEY K. HERDMAN, and EMILY C. WREN
Dr. Vayujeet Gokhale, Faculty Mentor

Light Pollution in Kirksville

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10:15

206 - 4  KYLE R. MASEK
Dr. Vayujeet Gokhale, Faculty Mentor

Pseudoscience: Flat Earth Theory

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10:30

206 - 5  EMILY J. EBELING
Dr. Vayujeet Gokhale, Faculty Mentor

Fitness Benefits:  Organization of High-Copy Number Plasmids in Bacteria

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11:00 a.m. - 12:15 a.m. • VH 1000
Plenary Session: All Disciplines

Foundations of Research: Transforming Undergraduate Skills into a Career

Abigail Orscheln Police Analyst St.Louis County Police Department


1:00-2:15 • MG 2050
SESSION 306
Oral Paper  -
Astronomy and Physics III

Presiding: Dr. Vayujeet Gokhale

1:00

306 - 1  STEVEN M. PANKEY
Dr. Vayujeet Gokhale, Faculty Mentor

DSLR Photometry and Light Pollution

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1:30

306 - 3  DAN A. MILLER
Dr. Vayujeet Gokhale, Faculty Mentor

Approximating Galactic Habitable Zone Volume from a Stellar Simulation

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1:45

306 - 4  ANDREW NEUGARTEN
Dr. Vayujeet Gokhale, Faculty Mentor

A Photometric Analysis of Az Vir

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2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. • MG Cyber Cafe, OP Lobby, & VH Lobby
Break

Complimentary refreshment breaks will be held in the main lobby of Violette Hall, the Cyber Cafe of Magruder hall and the Ophelia Parrish Lobby from 2:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.


3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. • Student Union - Georgian Room
All-Conference Reception

A conference-wide reception will be held in the Georgian Room of the Student Union Building from 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.The entire campus community is invited to attend to help honor and celebrate the scholarly and creative achievements of all students presenters and faculty mentors.



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