CBU
21st Annual CBU
 Student Research Poster Session
Posters 2017 Tuesday, 18 April 2017
11:30 am --1:50 pm

Sabbatini Lounge (East Lounge) 
2nd floor Thomas Center

Poster numbers, titles, authors listed below

2017 Program (pdf)

Photo Gallery   (Bio Group)

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

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  • Research Posters on display: 11:30 am --1:50 pm, Tuesday, 18 April 2017
  • Student authors present at their posters according to the following schedule:
    • Even numbered boards: 12:30 --1:00 pm
    • Odd numbered boards: 1:00 --1:30 pm
2017 Program (pdf)

Student Research Posters ~ 2017 ~ Program 
2017 Program (pdf)

1

BIOL

Amelioration of high glucose induced apoptosis on retinal explants with adipose-derived stem cell conditioned media

Damian Kaminski and Ramesh Periasamy

2

CEE

Bridge Design for Interchange at I-40/Hickory Withe Road

Jonathan Sauceda

3

BIOCHEM

rAAV Targeting GD3 Synthase Protects Against MPTP InducedNigrostriatal Destruction and Parkinsonian Symptoms

Nuti M. Desai, David F.Delotterie, Michael P. McDonald

4

NSCI

Limiting Awareness of Lifestyle Behaviors Among Latino Communities in the US Mid-South and the Impact on Health Program Acceptance

Fatima Escobar, BE Harmon,M Schmidt, and A Steele.

5

ME

Bicycle Recharging System

Manaf Albazaz

6

BIOL

Management of diabetic tractional retinopathy without the use of vitrectomy

Heer Patel and Michael Hood

7

CEE

Christian Brothers University Greek Life Building Design

Reggie Raney

 

 

8

PSYC

The Relationship Between Social Media Use, Self-esteem, and Narcissism

Terry Russell, Jeanne StaAna, and Alyson Carneal

9

BIOL

Toxicity level of human keratinocytes for drug administration

Prakruthi C. Phaniraj, Purnendu K. Sharma, and S. Narasimha Murthy

10

CEE

Design of Athletic Weight Room for Christian Brothers University

Joe Mattson

 

 

11

BIOCHEM

Isolation and Characterization of Calcium Binding Proteins from Papaya carica

Jacob Beaty and Dennis Merat

12

ME

SAE Baja

Robert Dickey, Justin Joy, Broderick Lax, Alexander McCormick, and William Tenney

13

BIOL

Barcoding the DNA of Cell Phone Bacteria

Sydney Diehl, Matthew Scott, and Bawan Qaladize. 

14

BIOCHEM

Effects of Haloperidol on Ga(olf) Heterozygous Mice 

Damini Patel and Mark LeDoux

15

ECE

Environfish 2.0

Wenting Zhu

16

ME

NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge

Jacob Arnold, Eduardo Balderas, Geric Lin, Adam Truong, and Zhihong Zheng

17

BIOL

Uncovering novel candidate genes that modulate the effects of prenatal ethanol exposure in BXD mouse strains

Megan L Huynh, Kristin M. Hamre, and Jessica Baker

18

ECE

Greene Turbine Hydrokinetic, A way to turn Hydrokinetic Energy into Electrical Energy

Robert Feldmayer and Alan Tillmann

19

BIOL
IND RES

Lichens of the Ghost River Natural Area

Hannah E. Schultz, Bro Tom J. Sullivan, and Lynda R. Miller

20

ME

Hippotherapy Simulator Project

Sebastian Polania, Natalia Amancio, Kasey Beekman, Stephanie Galella

21

PSYC

The Relationship Between Exposure Harry Potter, Personality Characteristics, and Prejudice Attitudes

Alison Allensworth, Lauren Hoffman, and Natalie Stewar

22

ME

Femur Model Project

Daniel Rodman and Dallas Shepard

23

BIOL

An investigation of germination and competitive ability between an invasive wetland plant species (Lythrum salicaria L.) and its native congener (Lythrum alatum Pursch.).

Richard Grambergs and James E. Moore

24

ECE

LED Mirror

Aaron Kellner, John Frizzell, and Sean Stocking

25

BIOL

Effects of Microstegium vimineum competitive interactions on focal plant growth and local species diversity

Jacob Mann, James Moore

26

ECE

The Engineering Force Awakens

Melissa Dollar, Kha Le, and Giovanti Palacio

27

BIOL

Bioanalysis of various Zinka virus isolates

Nirali S. Patel and Husni Elbahesh

28

ME

Soccer Field Liner

Jack Hummel, and Sebastian Manes

29

PSYC

The Relationship Between Social Media Use, Self-esteem, and Narcissism.

Terry Russell, Jeanne StaAna, and Alyson Carneal.

30

CHEM

NovaClear Polyimide     

Racheal Farmer

31

BIOL

Quantification of amyloid beta in Alzheimer’s Disease mouse models

John B. Buttross, Jr., S. M. Neuner, and C. C. Kaczorowski.

32

MATH

A Graph Theoretical Analysis of the Video Game Portal

Luke Wade 

33

ECE

Biopotential Amplifier Design and Implementation to Develop an Electroencephalogram System

Gabriel Stefanov

34

BIOL

A novel technique for assessing biomarkers of stress in snakes

Kyle Fiornelli, E. Lichtenberger,  B. Roberts

35

ME

Thermoelectric Systems Collector Pool

Devin Collenborne

36

ECE

Boolean Logic Puzzles

Raymond (Trey) McGinnis

37

BIOL

Validation of the VIVID Stereopsis Vision Screening Program for the OPTO Application on the iPad Air Compared to Free Space Examination Techniques

Keane R. Prosser, Marc B. Taub, Jenny Rider and Kara L. Tison

38

ECE

 Solar Controller

Thanh Truong

39

ME

Cable Tie Tool Project

Felipe De Souza

40

BIOL

A case study using principles of applied behavior analysis with a child diagnosed with a developmental delay

Jessica Ruff, and Wendy Ashcroft

41

ECE

AutoZone Deals System

Gregory Davis

42

ME

Pneumatic Massage Pad

Diego Lavarreda

43

BIOL

Expression of ryanodine receptor type 2 full length cDNA cloned from Rattus norvegicus cerebral artery myocytes

Venkatasushma Kalava, Guruprasad Kuntamallappanavar, Jianxi Liu, and Alex Dopico

44

ME

Mechanics Of Materials Models

Gabriela Gomez-Pedro

45

ECE

Wireless Power Transfer

Juan Avalos and Kha Le

46

BIOL

ASIALO, Triantennary Oligosaccharide (NA3 Glycan) and its binding partner, Galectin-3, as a therapeutic drug for age related macular degeneration (AMD)

Ellen Garner and Monica M. Jablonski

47

ECE

Below to Above Water Communication Using Infrared LASER

Rudolph Elijah Brown

48

 BIOL

Comparison of different primers to determine the most effective method of RNA amplification of RSV

Jonah Rendon, Alex Ryder, Brett Clark, and Diego Hijano.

"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.

Participating Courses and Professors - 2017

BIOCHEM

Senior Biochemistry 429

Dr. Dennis Merat

BIOL
IND RES

Biology Independent Research

Bro. Tom Sullivan, Lynda Miller

BIOL

Mentored Research 465/466

Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald        

BIOL H

Honors Principles of Biology 111

Dr. Mary Ogilvie

CHEM

Senior Chemistry 429

Dr. Dennis Merat   

CEE

Civil and Environmental Engineering 432

Dr. Lyu Lin

ECE

Electrical and Computer Engineering 410

Dr. John Ventura

PSYC

Psychological Methods 354

Dr. Maureen O'Brien

PSYC

Cognitive Psychology 440 

Dr. Rod Vogl

MATH

Senior Project 482

Dr. Jing Wang

ME

Mechanical Engineering 408 

Dr. Ray Brown


Special thanks to all the Mentors and Funding Agencies.
Thanks to Alpha Chi Honor Society for sponsorship.
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"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.

Posters 2017 Photo by Dr. Fitzgerald 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. Randel Price and Mrs. Paula Beecham. 

CBU Biology students presented their research papers at the
TAS Collegiate Div. Western Regional Meeting
held at Christian Brothers University on 1 April 2017.
TAS 2017
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