Seventh Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in Chemistry on April 19, 2011

by John Armitage | Nov 27, 2012
Eleven Marian University students will present their original research on Tuesday, April 19, 2010 in the Grand Drawing Room ofStokely Mansion on campus. The research projects were conducted as a part of the students' coursework or internship; nearly all of the presentations satisfy some research requirement in CHE 360 / 380 / 498. The schedule follows.   Morning Session 9-11 a.m.   Jill Menegotto and Sinead Miller Open Bench-Top Heck Reaction in Water: A New Green Experiment for the Undergraduate Organic Laboratory. In conjunction with Dr. Carl S. Lecher.   Tom Sublett Hydrogen Storage Materials for the Future: Synthesis and Dehydrogenation Studies of Ammonia Borane In conjunction with  Dr. Roderick M. Macrae.   Grace Dibble and Brittany Strode It Must Be in the Water: In Vivo Techniques to Determine Endocrine Disruptors in Aquatic Environments In conjunction with Dr. Roderick M. Macrae and Dr. Sara O'Brien   Jamie Waller Environmentally Benign Transformations of Vanillin In conjunction with Dr. Carl S. Lecher   Afternoon Session   Zach McBride Effects of Histone Variant Htzl on the Integrity of the Centromere in Saccharomyces cerevisiae   Cassie Freestone Comparison of Turtle Population Structure and Parasite Load in a Closed Spring-Fed Pond and an Open Dredged Canal: Does Disturbance Matter? In conjunction with Travis Ryan and Dr. Sara O'Brien   David Rose Solving the Rare Earth Supply Crisis: Recovery of Neodymium from NdFeCoBMagnet Materials In conjunction with Dr. Roderick M. Macrae   Lauren Steele Site by Site Comparison of Disturbed Habitats and the Underlying Complexities of Avian Population Number and Behavioral Aggression Changes In conjunction with Kyle McFerran and Dr. Sara O'Brien   Carrie Upchurch Chemistry internship presentation

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