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Celebrating undergraduate excellence in science

undergraduate excellence

Science was well represented at the 2015 Celebrating Undergraduate Excellence event May 14, with more than 30 science students presenting their work. Big congratulations goes to microbiology senior Matt Kaiser who was named OSU Undergraduate Research Student of the Year! Matt's research focused on "An Epigenetic Perspective:  The Anticancer Potential of High-Dose Vitamin C." Kudos also goes to microbiology student Marcus Weinman won best poster for the College of Science on "GnRH potentiates the expression of RANK and RANKL in canine osteosarcoma cell lines." We are proud of your extraordinary work in research and of all of our students who participated! 

Presenting academic and creative work in a formal setting is a hallmark of true accomplishment in undergraduate studies. This presentation is valuable to include on resumes and on graduate school and scholarship applications.

Thanks to all students in the College of Science who participated!

First NameLast NameCollegeMajorProject Title
AmberlieBarnardScienceChemistryDevelopment of Affordable Field Test Kit to Determine Onion Pungency
EllieBohrerAgricultural Sciences/Science (UHC)Zoology/Pre-Veterinary MedicineHistologic and morphometric evaluation of testes of feral tom kittens and cats
JacobBuscheSciencePhysicsOptical tweezers-based probe of charge transfer in organic semiconductors at microscopic scales
TeresaChaseScienceZoologyDoes Temperature Preference Change in Aging Flies?
EliadeJesusScienceZoologyA high-resolution detrital and oxygen isotope record from Flemish Pass, Labrador Sea
JesseEdwardsScienceMicrobiologyVibrio cholerae Response to Environmental Factors Including pH and Salt Content in the Absence of Specific Antiporters
MariahEstillCLA/SciencePsychology and BiologyLook Beyond: Raising Awareness on Facial and Expressive Differences
EricFritzScienceMicrobiologyBiowaste utilization with anaerobic digesters assessment and documentation for feasible energy production at OSU
AdenHassanScienceBiologyUsing Skin Phototype to Assess Risk of Vitamin D Insufficiency in Young Women of Color
AnitaJongScienceMicrobiologyExpression of Phospholipase C-beta Isoenzymes in Embryonic Mice
MatthewKaiserScienceMicrobiologyAn Epigenetic Perspective: The Anticancer Potential of High-Dose Vitamin C
ShanLansingScienceChemistry, Biohealth SciencesEssential considerations for developing a reporter-probe biosensor
ArisaLarmay Barrientos BioengineeringZebrafish Xenograft Model
SangLeeScienceBiologyModel System for Computing Phosphorylation of Teicoplanin: Conformational Preference of Phospho-Imidazolium
DanielLinScienceComputer Science and PhysicsA Novel Method of Detecting Lines on a Noisy Image
LarkinLoewenherzScienceBiologyPrey characterization and Feeding Activity of Juvenile Flatfish
SophieMeansScienceBiologyZebrafish Xenograft Model
AlekMendozaScienceAnimal and Rangeland SciencesMonitoring Transpiration Rates in Semiarid Ecosystems
MatthewNewmanScience (UHC)MicrobiologyAryl Hydrocarbon Receptor Activation and the Prevention of Type I Diabetes
JackieNguyenEngineeringPre-Chemical EngineeringSintering of BNKT Ceramics: Effect of Na, K, and Bi Content on Densification Kinetics
RachelPayneScienceMicrobiologyVibrio cholerae Response to Environmental Factors Including pH and Salt Content in the Absence of Specific Antiporters
LoganPedersenSciencePsychologyStimulus-Response Correspondence in a Visual Go-Nogo Task: Are Reactions Altered by the Presence of Salient Objects?
SamuelPetshowScienceBiologyThermoregulation and sickness response: evidence of behavioral fever in red-sided garter snakes
AndrewPhamScienceMicrobiolodyChemical Screening and Antibacterial Testing of Fungal Endophytes
YuriyahReed-HarrisEngineering/Scienc eBiology, Bio EngineeringZebrafish Xenograft Model
JulianneRobinsonEngineering/ScienceEcological engineeringMonitoring Transpiration Rates in Semiarid Ecosystems
AndrewSchlueterScienceZoologyA Survey of Oregon Raptors for Chlamydia psittaci and the presence of a Rhabdochlamydia sp.
CharlieTaAgricultural Sciences/ScienceBioResource Research and MicrobiologyNitrobacter winogradskyi Responses to Fe Limitation
WilliamValiantScienceMicrobiologyThe broad spectrum antiviral compound ST-669 affects vesicular trafficking in Chlamydia-infected cells
ClaraWeidmanAgricultural Sciences/ScienceBiology and BioResource ResearchUsing soil solarization to eradicate soil borne samples of Phytophthora species
MarcusWeinmanScienceMicrobiologyGnRH potentiates the expression of RANK and RANKL in canine osteosarcoma cell lines