14th Annual CBU
Student Research Poster Session 
Tuesday, 20 April 2010
Noon – 1:45 pm

Sabbatini Lounge (East Lounge) 
2nd floor Thomas Center

Poster numbers, titles, authors listed below

Program to download

Photo Gallery

Sponsored by CBU's chapter of Alpha Chi, the national honor society.

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  • Research Posters on display: Noon – 1:45 pm, Tuesday, 20 April 2010
  • Student authors present at their posters according to the following schedule:

Above left: Dr. Holmes presents the 2010 Dominic Dunn Award to Caitlin Ashley (BIOL).
Above right:  Dr. Fitzgerald announces that Dr. Samarrelli, CBU President, has been elected an honorary member of Alpha Chi.

Student Research Posters ~ 2010 ~ Program   pdf to download
1
CIV
White River Navigation Study and Channel Improvement 
Edmond Howe
2
PSYC
The Tendency to Play Violent Video Games and Aggression
Sarah Caldwell, Ashley Graham, and Serita Morton
3
NSCI
Breaking it Down: Chemical Composition of Wine
Jessica D Wooster
4
ME
Vertebral Body Replacement
Kidong Yu
5
BIOL
Identifying and Evaluation Social, Dominant, and Aggressive Behaviors Among Three Bottlenose Dolphins in Key Largo Florida
Kristi A. Prevost and Holli Byerly
6
CHEM
Calcium Binding Properties of CaBP 130
Thang Pham* and Dennis Merat
7
BIOL
In vitro macrophage response to titanium particles.
Brooke Allen and Richard Smith
8
MATH
Existence and Uniqueness of Solutions of Linear Volterra Integral Equations
Andrew Fayne
9
NSCI
Closed Reduction of Forearm Fractures: Pediatric Physicians vs. Orthopedic Physicians
Adrienne Nalan-Townsend
10
BIOL
Dermacentor variabilis:The effects of tick saliva on JNK and p38 signaling pathways in fibroblasts.
Raelyn S. Pirtle, Carolyn D. Kramer, Nina Poole-Mitchell, Lewis B. Coons, andJudith Cole
11
EE
Wireless Charging Station for Low Powered Electronic Devices 
Binh Nguyen* andRussel Saliendra*
12
NSCI
Staphylococcus aureus Contamination of Keyboards in CBU Student Computer Lab
Alyse Brewer
13
CIV
Multi-Story Parking Facility, Olive Branch
David Wetherald
14
MATH
A Study of Properties and Applications of the Cooke-Yorke Equation
Dennis Guy
15
BIOL
Dose dependent regulation of transgene expression in vivo.
Jessica Hines,, Siddharth Desai, Kishore Kodali, and Tonia Rex.
16
PSYC
The Relationship between Altruistic Acts, Self-esteem, and Body-esteem 
Coretta Rockett, Renee Norris, and David Peck
17
MHIRT
Advantages And Disadvantages To Two Non-Invasive Research Methods for the Study of Wild jaguar Populations 
Caroline Mitchell*, Rachel Dutkosky, Leandro Silveira, and Rahel Solomann 
18
ME
Near Space Experiment Platform
Scott McGrath
19
BIOL
Evaluation of novel compounds as antineoplastic agents against solid tumors.
Sania Sayani, Ammaar Abidi, and Andrea Elberger.
20
EE
Interactive Missions Map
Jimmy M. Whitaker
21
CHEM
Determination of the Conditions for the Production of 6-methyl-2-ethyl-3-hydroxypyridine that Give an Assay in the Range of 99 to 100.5%
Chirag Shah
22
ME
Design of a Solar Heated Swimming Pool
Kenneth Kiimbel
23
MHIRT
Role of The alpha-1-adrenergic Receptors on the Reconsolidation of Olfactory FEAr Conditioning 
Ting Wong, Fabricio HM Do-Monte, and Antonio P. Carobrez.
24
NSCI
The Effects of Antimicrobial Agents on Bacteria
Katie Hume
25
CIV
Design of Interchange and Interstate Section for Eastern Olive Branch
Katherine McGinnis
26
BIOL
Effects of Dopamine Inhibition on Fluid Licking Behavior of UBE3A Deficient Mice 
Cameron Kasmai, and Detlef Heck
27
ME
CBU Mini Baja
Christopher Brown, Joseph Kaminski, and Anthony Leathers
28
EE
Rain Catch/Irrigation System
Ryan J. Nicolini
29
CHEM
Computational Dynamics to Map Putative Alcohol Binding Sites in the Potassium Channel Protein of the BK Type
Binoy Shah, Alejandro Dopico, and Anna Bukiya
30
EE
GPS Tracking Device For Air Conditioner Coils
Fredrick D. Durham
31
BIOL
Cystic Fibrosis:Defining a Novel and Rare Regulation Mutant S549N-CFTR
Fatima Anmol Khan, Anthony Rudine, Aixia Ren, Sunitha Yarlagadda, Dennis C. Stokes, and Anjaparavanda P. Naren
32
EE
Christian Brothers University's Iphone Application
Grey M. Dziuba
33
BIOL
Contribution of cytochrome P450 (CYP) 3A4//3A5 genetic polymorphisms to the inter-patient variability in vandetanib pharmocokinetics in pediatric diffuse brainstem gliomas.
Rachel Escue, Clinton Stewart, Mike Tagen, Laura Miller, and Stacy Throm.
34
EE
Multi Channel Battery Charger
Osborn F. de Lima*
35
MHIRT
Comparing the Amplification of White Spot Syndrome Virus Genes With Different Primers
Caitlin Ashley*, Juliana R Moser andMaria Risoleta Freire Marques
36
EE
Offline Windows Registry Editor and Autoruns Disabler
Michael A. Yarbrough
37
PSYC
The Relationship between Body-image and Media Exposure
Iesha Porter, Dawn Hunter*, and Toraneka Hampton
38
BIOL
Effect of high-cholesterol diet on cholesterol levels in arterial smooth muscle.
Supriya Ponnapula, Maria Asuncion-Chin, Anna N. Bukiya, and Alejandro M. Dopico.
39
PSYCH
Specific Canine Breeds and Their Effects on Behavior and Intelligence
Thomas Turner
40
CIV
Design of a Small Private Airfield
Milton Crews
41
EE
Automated Home Security Using RFID Technology
Keith Lynn Wyrick, and Jacky Wong
42
BIOL
Atlantooccipital Dissociation:A Uniformly Fatal Injury?
Wallace C. Lock, Louis J. Magnotti, and Martin A. Croce
43
CHEM
Method Development and Validation for the Measurement of Vandetanib (ZD6474) in Human Plasma by Liquid Chromatograph Tandem Mass Spectrometry
Jennifer Johnson, Feng Bai, and Clinton Stewart
44
NSCI
Comparing the Effectiveness of Antiseptic Solution, Sodium Fluoride Solution, and Saline Solution In Killing Oral Bacteria
Khoa Nguyen
45
BIOL
Determination of Genetic Loci in BXD Mouse Model Glaucoma 
Maegan Lytle, Allen Vantrease, and Monica Jablonski
46
EE
Use of Green Energy in Autonomous Vehicles
Harshit R. Shroff, Anthony Bownes and James Brown
47
PSYC
The Relationship between Academic Overachievement and Emotional Distress
Minna Zhao, Johnny Lawrence, and Ronald Minifee
48
NSCI
A comparison of mouse tissue morphology based on fixation methods for Transmission Electron Microscopy
Caitlin Clay, Sharon Frase, Fara Sudlow, Jacqueline Williams, and Linda Mann
49
ME
Medical Device Packaging
Wesley Channell
50
NSCI
Effects of Parasitic Infestation among Lepomis macrochirus
Minh-Thao Pham
51
PSYC
The Relationship between Shyness and Use of Computer-mediated Communication
Kasey Bramlitt, Amanda Garland*, and Meghan O'Brien
52
NSCI
Assembly ofCopper and Palladium Supramolecules using Two Different Bifunctional Ligands
Elizabeth Calabretta*, Andrew W. Maverick and Chandi Pariya
53
CIV
Design of Gymnasium for High School
Gregory Carrico
54
EE
Blind Spot and Rear End Detection System for Vehicles
Patrick Louie
55
BIOL
Polycystic Kidney Disease-1 Protein Expression in Murine Cochleae using an EGFP reporter
Terence Netzel, Katherine Steigleman, and Jian Zuo
56
NSCI
The effectiveness of various hand washing methods in preventing the spread of microorganisms 
Melissa McDonald
57
PSYC
Association of Stress, Coping, Relationship, and Threat
Kimberly Graves, Mony Hy, and David Lanigan
58
ME
Moon Buggy Project – The Earth Rover
James Bowen, Leila Craig, and Alexander Newman
59
BIOL
Dermacentor variabilis:The alternation of the would healing mechanism
Xiong B. Lin, Caroline Kramer, and Lewis Coons.
60
MATH
Periodic Solutions of Volterra Integral Equations
Dustin Perry
"Learning is intense when one is doing research. In the pursuit of primary data, one acquires skills that cannot be found in books, including time-management techniques and the ability to think quickly and solve difficult problems." Halaby, Reginald.  2001.  Promoting Undergraduate Research in Science. The Scientist 15[8]:35, Apr. 16, 2001.

Dept.
Participating Courses and Professors - 2010
BIOL/MHIRT
Biology Mentored and Independent Research (Biol 462/465)
Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald
CHEM
Chemistry Research Seminar (Chem 431)
Dr. Dennis Merat
CIV
Civil Engineering (CE 432)
Dr. K. Madhavan
ECE Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE 410)
Dr. John Ventura
MATH
Mathematics Senior Seminar (Math 482)
Dr. Leigh Becker
ME
Mechanical Engineering (ME 408)
Dr. Ray Brown
PSYC
Psychology Research Methods (Psyc 355)
Dr. Maureen O’Brien
Special thanks to all the Mentors and Funding Agencies.
Thanks to Alpha Chi Honor Society for sponsorship.


"Undergraduate students' enthusiasm and ingenious approaches to research problems can be very stimulating to the research program.  Working with student and faculty collaborators on research problems of common interest is rewarding, intellectually satisfying, and best of all, fun."  Halaby, Reginald.  2001.  Promoting Undergraduate Research in Science. The Scientist 15[8]:35, Apr. 16, 2001.

Appreciation

Thanks to all the Mentors

who directed student research projects.

"You learn to become a scientist by doing science, not by studying science in textbooks. Undergraduate research experiences lead to better prepared and motivated individuals (graduate student, professional school student, educator)." Halaby, Reginald.  2001.  Promoting Undergraduate Research in Science. The Scientist 15[8]:35, Apr. 16, 2001.

The Research Poster Session is sponsored by CBU's chapter of Alpha Chi, the national honor society.
The Annual CBU Student Research Poster Session is hosted by the CBU Biology Department; 
the Session Program was arranged by Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald and Mrs. Leah Allen. 

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