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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!

Amberlie Barnard (Chemistry major)
Development of Affordable Field Test Kit to Determine Onion Pungency

Ellie Bohrer (Zoology/Pre-Veterinary Medicine major)
Histologic and morphometric evaluation of testes of feral tom kittens and cats

Jacob Busche (Physics major)
Optical tweezers-based probe of charge transfer in organic semiconductors at microscopic scales

Teresa Chase (Zoology major)
Does Temperature Preference Change in Aging Flies?

Elia deJesus (Zoology major)
A high-resolution detrital and oxygen isotope record from Flemish Pass, Labrador Sea

Jesse Edwards (Microbiology major)
Vibrio cholerae Response to Environmental Factors Including pH and Salt Content in the Absence of Specific Antiporters

Mariah Estill (Psychology and Biology major)
Look Beyond: Raising Awareness on Facial and Expressive Differences

Eric Fritz (Microbiology major)
Biowaste utilization with anaerobic digesters assessment and documentation for feasible energy production at OSU

Aden Hassan (Biology major)
Using Skin Phototype to Assess Risk of Vitamin D Insufficiency in Young Women of Color

Anita Jong (Microbiology major)
Expression of Phospholipase C-beta Isoenzymes in Embryonic Mice

Matthew Kaiser (Microbiology major)
An Epigenetic Perspective: The Anticancer Potential of High-Dose Vitamin C

Shan Lansing (Chemistry, Biohealth Sciences major)
Essential considerations for developing a reporter-probe biosensor

Arisa Larmay Barrientos (Bioengineering major)
Zebrafish Xenograft Model

Sang Lee (Biology major)
Model System for Computing Phosphorylation of Teicoplanin: Conformational Preference of Phospho-Imidazolium

Daniel Lin (Computer Science and Physics major)
A Novel Method of Detecting Lines on a Noisy Image

Larkin Loewenherz (Biology major)
Prey characterization and Feeding Activity of Juvenile Flatfish

Sophie Means (Biology major)
Zebrafish Xenograft Model

Alek Mendoza (Animal and Rangeland Sciences major)
Monitoring Transpiration Rates in Semiarid Ecosystems

Matthew Newman (Microbiology major)
Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor Activation and the Prevention of Type I Diabetes

Jackie Nguyen (Pre-Chemical Engineering major)
Sintering of BNKT Ceramics: Effect of Na, K, and Bi Content on Densification Kinetics

Rachel Payne (Microbiology major)
Vibrio cholerae Response to Environmental Factors Including pH and Salt Content in the Absence of Specific Antiporters

Logan Pedersen (Psychology major)
Stimulus-Response Correspondence in a Visual Go-Nogo Task: Are Reactions Altered by the Presence of Salient Objects?

Samuel Petshow (Biology major)
Thermoregulation and sickness response: evidence of behavioral fever in red-sided garter snakes

Andrew Pham (Microbiolody major)
Chemical Screening and Antibacterial Testing of Fungal Endophytes

Yuriyah Reed-Harris (Biology, Bio Engineering major)
Zebrafish Xenograft Model

Julianne Robinson (Ecological engineering major)
Monitoring Transpiration Rates in Semiarid Ecosystems

Andrew Schlueter (Zoology major)
A Survey of Oregon Raptors for Chlamydia psittaci and the presence of a Rhabdochlamydia sp.

Charlie Ta (BioResource Research and Microbiology major)
Nitrobacter winogradskyi Responses to Fe Limitation

William Valiant (Microbiology major)
The broad spectrum antiviral compound ST-669 affects vesicular trafficking in Chlamydia-infected cells

Clara Weidman (Biology and BioResource Research major)
Using soil solarization to eradicate soil borne samples of Phytophthora species

Marcus Weinman (Microbiology major)
GnRH potentiates the expression of RANK and RANKL in canine osteosarcoma cell lines