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Celebration of Research – Sept. 27

Students present their summer projects at the 2011 Celebration of Research. The 2012 symposium will take place Sept. 27, 2012.

Hiram College prides itself on the number of hands on learning opportunities students experience.

On Thursday, Sept. 27, students will present project boards on their summer research and internship experiences, at the annual Celebration of Research Symposium from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Kennedy Center lounge.

Presentations include the following:

  • Houdini’s Rats: Escape Attempts and Novelty Take Precedence Over Pro-social Behavior for Cagemates: Leah Bonath ’13 and Leah Efferson ’14, with Amber Chenoweth, assistant professor of psychology and Lisa Shauver, research teaching associate in psychology
  • Monty Hall and Reverse Monty: A Rattus norvegicus Investigation Across Multiple Experiments: Steven Frame ’13 with Amber Chenoweth, assistant professor of psychology
  • Analysis of Soil: Kyle Blaha ’15, with Caroline Gray, research teaching assistant in chemistry
  • James H. Barrow Field Station (Hiram College) Database: Sulochana Bramhacharya ’14, with Ellen Walker, professor of computer science and Matt Hils, professor of biology
  • Synthesis of Novel 1→3 Branched Poly(Urea-Amidoamine) (PURAM) Dendrons and Dendrimers: Alisa Cario ’14, with Carol Shreiner, assistant professor of chemistry and University of Akron personnel
  • Cholesterol Esters and Kidney Cancer: Pyi Saw ’13, with Jody Modarelli, assistant professor of biology and chemistry
  • The Waterfowl Conundrum: A Possible Solution to the Mycobacterium Avium Problem in the Endangered White-Winged Wood Ducks: Matt Dimuzio ’13 and Anita Iveljic ’14, with Jody Modarelli, assistant professor of biology and chemistry
  • Levels of Clonality in American Beech (Fagus grandifolia) in Response to Habitat Disturbance: Anthony Clemente ’13, with Matt Hils, professor of biology
  • Edge Effects in a South-Facing Successional Beech-Maple Forest: Research Progress Updates: Bryan Nemire ’13, Nathaniel Frances ’14 and Grace D’Angelo ’12, with Michael Benedict, associate professor of environmental studies and Matt Hils, professor of biology
  • Detection of Potential Protein Biomarkers in Mineralization of the Gastrocnemius (Achilles Tendon) in the Domestic Turkey, Meleagris gallopavo: Robert Glowacki ’13, with William Landis, PhD, University of Akron
  • Confirming the role of the pro-apoptotic and anti-proliferative Rho-GAP domain containing protein, PORF-2, in neural stem cells: Lauren Jasko ’13, with Manindra Singh (PhD student), Felicia Nowak (MD, PhD), of Ohio University
  • Phenology of songbird reproduction and seasonal arthropod abundance: Caleb Lemmo ’13 and Kelsey Flowers ’14, with Sarah Mabey, assistant professor of environmental studies
  • Phase Transitions and Helix Formation of a Fused Square-Well-Sphere Chain: Michael Mroz ’13, with Mark Taylor, associate professor of physics
  • Phase Diagram for an AB-heteropolymer chain: Yuting Ye ’12, with Mark Taylor, associate professor of physics
  • Who Lives on a Leaf – Continuing Studies of the Maize Phyllosphere Microbial Community: Kim Renner ’13, Rob Smith ’13, Sarah Todd ’14 and Sylvia Jurek ’13, with Brad Goodner, professor of biology
  • Filling a Bioinformatic “Hole” Using Functional Complementation: Kim Renner ’13, Rob Smith ’13, Sarah Todd ’14 and Sylvia Jurek ’13, with Brad Goodner, professor of biology
  • Detection of Gas Phase Chloride Using Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometry: Bill Novak ’13
  • Frog and Toad Survey at the James H. Barrow Field Station: Gurneet Raina ’14 and Anthony Solis ’15, with Cara Constance, associate professor of biology
  • Investigation of the dissociations of anisole and acetaldehyde utilizing iPEPICO spectroscopy techniques: Andras Bodi, Daniel Fakhoury ’13, David Klecyngier ’13, James Kercher, assistant professor of chemistry and Tomas Baer

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