2012 Student Research Conference:
25th Annual Student Research Conference

Program

Program-At-A-Glance

7:30 am • MG Cyber Cafe, OP Lobby, & VH Lobby
Continental Breakfast

8:30 am - 7:00 pm • University Art Gallery
BA Studio Thesis Exhibitions

8:00 - 9:15 • MG 2090
SESSION 104
Oral Paper -
Chemistry I

Presiding: David McCurdy

8:00

104 - 1  CAITLYN M. MCGUIRE*, CAROLYN E. LEE, KENDRA W. MOORE, and ELIZABETH A. JANKE
Dr. Barbara K. Kramer, Faculty Mentor
Phytoremediation of Lead Contaminated Soils Assisted by EDDS and Octanoic Acid

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8:15

104 - 2  SHANE M. BERNARD
Dr. Maria Nagan, Faculty Mentor
Computational Studies of Protein-RNA Recognition in Viral Leukemia

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8:30

104 - 3  KEVIN A. ROBB* and KRISTINE M. KUBISIAK
Dr. Dawood Afzal, Faculty Mentor
Synthesis and Characterization of Some Novel Noria-like Molecular Capsules

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8:45

104 - 4  MICHAEL L. SEBEK*, MATTHEW J. HENRY, and NATHANIEL P. ENDICOTT
Dr. David McCurdy, Faculty Mentor
Sol-gel Thin Film Preparation and Applications

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9:00

104 - 5  BRITTANY M. CURTIS
Dr. Eric V. Patterson, Faculty Mentor
Mechanism of Aqueous Hydroperoxidolysis of O,S-Dimethyl Methylphosphonothiolate

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9:15 - 9:30 am • MG Cyber Cafe, OP Lobby, & VH Lobby
Break

9:30 - 10:45 • MG 2090
SESSION 206
Oral Paper -
Astrobiology

Presiding: Eric Patterson

10:00

206 - 3  ALEXIS MORRIS* and AMARE M. ASSEFA
Dr. Eric V. Patterson, Faculty Mentor
Computational Studies on the Formation and Reaction of Amino Acid Precursors in the Interstellar Medium

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9:30 - 10:45 • MG 1098
SESSION 211
Oral Paper -
Biology II

Presiding: Michael Kelrick

10:00

211 - 3  BRITTNEY B. THOMAS
Dr. Timothy D. Walston, Faculty Mentor
Hydrophobic binding properties of Poloxamer-188 in electropermeabilized Rattus norvegicus flexor digitorum brevis myocytes

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11:00 am - 12:15 pm • VH 1000
Plenary Session: All Disciplines

Eugenics in 20th Century America: The Kirksville Connection

David Micklos, Executive Director, Dolan DNA Learning Center


1:00 - 2:15 • MG 2090
SESSION 310
Oral Paper -
Chemistry II

Presiding: Colleen Munro-Leighton

1:00

310 - 1  RACHEL N. WITTS
Dr. Maria Nagan and Dr. Eric V. Patterson, Faculty Mentors
Natural Bond Orbital Analysis to Rationalize Stability of the Transfer RNA Anticodon

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1:15

310 - 2  CAITLYN M. MCGUIRE
Dr. Dana Delaware, Faculty Mentor
Dissolution and Aggregation of Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles in Solution as a Function of Ionic Strength

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1:30

310 - 3  JOSHUA B. WILSON
Dr. Eric V. Patterson, Faculty Mentor
Substituent Effects on C-H pKa and Bond Length in the Para Position of Benzene and the Potential of a Bipyridine Palladium Ligand System

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1:45

310 - 4  ALLISON WHITE *, MEGAN M. HOFFMAN, CHRISTINA M. GOEHL, LAUREN M. ROSS, and LAURA M. BLUNK
Dr. Colleen Munro-Leighton, Faculty Mentor
Synthesis of Amino Acid Salts for Carbon Dioxide Capture

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2:15 - 2:30 pm • MG Cyber Cafe, OP Lobby, & VH Lobby
Break

2:30 - 3:30 • MG 1096
SESSION 406
Oral Paper -
Astronomy & Physics III

Presiding: Vayujeet Gokhale

3:00

406 - 3  ANSHUMAAN SRINIVASAN
Dr. Mohammad Samiullah, Faculty Mentor
Raman Spectroscopy

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2:30-3:30 pm • Ruth W. Towne Museum & Visitors Center
Opening Reception Art History

3:30 - 4:30 • Georgian Room - SUB
SESSION P-300
Poster -
Chemistry

P-300 - 1

HENRY DUST*, EMILY SCHEPERS, and JESSICA C. OLSON
Dr. Maria Nagan, Faculty Mentor
Replica Exchange Molecular Dynamics Studies of RNA Binding by Lambda Bacteriophage N Protein

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P-300 - 2

MICHAEL R. JONES* and CONOR J. DICKENS
Dr. Maria Nagan, Faculty Mentor
Computational Studies of P22 N Peptide-boxB RNA Recognition

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P-300 - 3

ANDRE D. CASTIAUX
Dr. John O'Brien, Faculty Mentor
Synthesis of a Macrocyclic Ligand for Dioxygen Carrying

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3:30 - 4:30 pm • Student Union - Georgian Room
Reception


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