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Topical sessions.

FIELD BIOLOGY
ROOM: 105 SIMS BUILDING
PRESIDING: JANICE CHISM, WINTHROP UNIVERSITY

8:30-8:45 AM     A HERPETOLOGICAL SURVEY OF THE YAWKEY WILDLIFE
                 CENTER, James Dillman and Tim Mousseau, University
                 of South Carolina Columbia

8:45-9:00 AM     ANALYSIS OF FLORAL SCENT IN REAL TIME USING AN
                 ELECTRONIC NOSE-RAPID GC, Shaniece A. Charlemagne
                 and Robert A. Raguso (1), Dept. of Biology, Benedict
                 College, (1) Dept. of Biological Sciences,
                 University of South Carolina Columbia

9:00-9:15 AM     EFFECTS OF AIR POLLUTANTS ON THE AMOUNT OF DNA
                 SYNTHESIS IN GERMINATING VEGETABLE SEED SPECIES,
                 April Pearson-McKnight, 1890 Research & Extension,
                 South Carolina State University

9:15-9:30 AM     EFFECTS OF AIR POLLUTANTS ON RATES OF RNA
                 SYNTHESIS IN GERMINATING VEGETABLE SEED SPECIES,
                 Judy Davis and Lonna Hamilton, 1890 Research &
                 Extension, South Carolina State University

9:30-9:45 AM     EFFECTS OF POLLUTANT GASES ON THE DNA OF CROP
                 SEEDLINGS, Isha Serrette, 1890 Research & Extension,
                 South Carolina State University

9:45-10:00 AM    EFFECTS OF AIR POLLUTANTS ON THE PERCENT PROTEIN
                 OF VEGETABLE SEED SPECIES, Shamika Cockfield, 1890
                 Research & Extension, South Carolina State
                 University

10:00-10:15 AM   DIFFERENCE IN MONITORED NATURAL ATTENUATION OF
                 TRICHLOROETHYLENE FOR PLUMES IN ADJACENT
                 WATERSHEDS AT SAVANNAH RIVER SITE, John B. Williams,
                 L. Williams, T. Moses, Lewann Belton (1), Sadika
                 Baladi (2), and Gary Mills (3), Dept. of Biological
                 & Physical Sciences, S.C. State University,
                 (1) DOE-SRS, (2) Westinghouse Savannah River Co.,
                 (3) Savannah River Ecology Lab

10:15-10:30 AM   THE ECOLOGY OF FRESHWATER TURTLES IN DARGANS'
                 POND, SOUTH CAROLINA., Patrick Cloninger, Peter
                 King, and James Frederick (1), Department of
                 Biology, Francis Marion University, (1) Pee Dee
                  Research and Education Center, Clemson University

10:30-10:45 AM   TEST SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING GOLDFISH GROWTH
                 RATE, Carrie L. Dickerson, Department of Natural
                 Sciences and Mathematics, Morris College

1:30-1:45 PM     THE VASCULAR FLORA OF DELAWARE WATER GAP
                 NATIONAL RECREATION AREA, NEW JERSEY/
                 PENNSYLVANIA, Richard Stalter, Margarita Pinkhasova,
                 Saadia Shallalah, Shashi Ahlawart, Anna Jung, Nadine
                 Montemorano, Paula Valesquez, Sandy Itwarus, Georgia
                 Angelopoulos, Yana Michaels, and Patrick Lynch,
                 Department of Biological Sciences, St. John's
                 University

1:45-2:00 PM     A THIRTY SEVEN YEAR COMPARISON OF VEGETATION OF
                 THREE ABANDONED RICE FIELDS, GEORGETOWN COUNTY,
                 SOUTH CAROLINA, Richard Stalter, Jemina Looby, and
                 John Baden (1), Department of Biological Sciences,
                 St. John's University (1) U.S. Corp of Engineers,
                 Willmington, N.C.

2:00-2:15 PM     NO SUPERFICIAL TERATALOGICAL EFFECT OF PHTHALIC
                 ANHYDRIDE OR DIISOBUTYL PHTHALATE, Terrell Gibson,
                 Biology Department, Morris College

2:15-2:30        SURVEY OF ODOR/TASTE PRODUCING ALGAE AND
                 CYANOBACTERIA IN LAKE BLALOCK AND LAKE BOWEN,
                 Amanda Walker and. Jack Turner, Division of Natural
                 Sciences and Engineering, University of South
                 Carolina Upstate

CELLULAR BIOLOGY
ROOM 111 SIMS BUILDING
PRESIDING: LARRY MCCUMBER, FRANCIS MARION UNIVERSITY
CHARLIE NEILSON, WINTHROP UNIVERSITY

8:30-8:45 AM     GENETIC AND EPIGENETIC CONTROL OF BLOOD
                 FORMATION IN DEER MICE (PEROMYSCUS SP), Maria
                 Holland, J.L Weston, and M.J. Dewey, Peromyscus
                 Genetic Stock Center, Department of Biological
                 Sciences, University of South Carolina Columbia

8:45-9:00 AM     EFFECTS OF ESTRADIOL 17-BETA AND TAMOXIFEN ON
                 MCF-7 HUMAN BREAST CANCER CELLS, Latoya Jenkins,
                 Samir Raychoudhury, Department of Biology,
                 Chemistry, and Environmental Health Science,
                 Benedict College

9:00-9:15 AM     EFFECTS OF PHOSPHATE AND MICROBIAL AMENDMENTS
                 ON LEAD (PB) CONTAMINATED SOIL, Christina Wilson,
                 Garriet Smith, and Robin Brigmon (1), Department of
                 Biology, University of South Carolina Aiken,
                 (1) Savannah River National Laboratory

9:15- 9:30 AM    SURVIVAL OF BACTERIA FROM AFRICAN DUST, Ashley
                 Toole, Brian A. Nevius, Christopher McElroy,
                 Christina Wilson, Garriet W. Smith, and Diego Gil,
                 Department of Biology, University of South Carolina
                 Aiken

9:30-9:45 AM     THE ROLE OF GILL PODOCYTES IN THE RECOGNITION OF
                 NON-SELF IN THE CRAYFISH, PROCAMBARUS CLARKII,
                 Michelle Imlay, Larry J. McCumber, David J. Stroup,
                 and Tim Shannon, Department of Biology, Francis
                 Marion University

9:45-10:00 AM    CIRCADIAN OSCILLATIONS OF SIGNALING MOLECULES IN
                 MOUSE PERIPHERAL TISSUES, Ashley Nazario and
                 Elizabeth Meyer-Bernstein, Department of Biology,
                 College of Charleston

10:00-10:15 AM   DOES THE VISUAL SYSTEM CONTRIBUTE TO CIRCADIAN
                 ENTRAINMENT IN DROSOPHILA MELANOGASTER?, Rachel
                 Fuller and Elizabeth Meyer-Bernstein, Department of
                 Biology, College of Charleston

10:15-10:30 AM   STUDY OF THE INTERACTIONS OF THE DROSOPHILA
                 PROJECTIN PROTEIN DURING DEVELOPMENT, Kristen
                 Williams and Agnes Ayme-Southgate, Department of
                 Biology, College of Charleston

10:30-10:45 AM   HOW DO FLIES FLY? DOES PROJECTIN FUNCTION AS AN
                 ELASTIC BAND?, Christy Larkins and Agnes
                 Ayme-Southgate, Department of Biology, College of
                 Charleston

1:30-1:45 PM     A ROLE FOR A PLC 4-MEDIATED SIGNAL TRANSDUCTION
                 PATHWAY IN THE CIRCADIAN CLOCK OF THE MOUSE
                 BRAIN, Travis Jenkins and Elizabeth Meyer-Bernstein,
                 Department of Biology, College of Charleston

1:45-2:00 PM     KCBP INTERACTS WITH THE CYTOSKELETON AND ALTERS
                 MOTILITY IN ELONGATING CONIFER POLLEN TUBES,
                 Eric Y. Marom and Mark D. Lazzaro, Department of
                 Biology, College of Charleston

MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
ROOM 112 SIMS BUILDING
PRESIDING: BILL ROGERS, WINTHROP UNIVERSITY
DWIGHT DIMACULANGAN, WINTHROP UNIVERSITY

8:30-8:45 AM     IDENTIFICATION OF DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE THREE
                 LYCOPERSICON SPECIES BY mtRAPD, Matthew J. Griffin
                 and Dwight D. Dimaculangan, Department of Biology,
                 Winthrop University

8:45-9:00 AM     CONSTRUCTION OF RECOMBINANT PLASMIDS TO STUDY
                 GENES OF THE BPH CLUSTER, Philip Brandon Busbee and
                 James R. Yates, Department of Biology & Geology, USC
                 Aiken

9:00-9:15 AM     DESIGN AND CLONING OF AN ANTI HIV-1 REV
                 HAMMERHEAD RIBOZYME, Jaina Patel and William H.
                 Jackson, Department of Biology and Geology,
                 University of South Carolina Aiken

9:15-9:30AM      DESIGN AND CLONING OF A HAMMERHEAD RIBOZYME
                 TARGETED TO HIV-1 VPU, Connie Arthur and William H.
                 Jackson, Department of Biology and Geology,
                 University of South Carolina Aiken

9:30-9:45 AM     SALAMANDER GREEN ROD/BLUE CONE OPSIN PROMOTER
                 DRIVEN GREEN FLUORESCENT PROTEIN EXPRESSION IN
                 TRANSGENIC XENOPUS, Ryan Parker and Alix Darden,
                 Medical University of South Carolina

9:45-10:00 AM    DESIGN AND CLONING OF HAMMERHEAD RIBOZYMES
                 TARGETED TO NL43 HIV-1 VIF MRNA, Katherine L.
                 Anderson and William H. Jackson, Department of
                 Biology and Geology, University of South Carolina
                 Aiken

MATH/COMPUTER SCIENCE
ROOM 113 B SIMS BUILDING
PRESIDING: JIM MCKIM, WINTHROP UNIVERSITY

8:30- 9:00 AM    IMPLEMENTATION OF ELECTROMECHANICAL DATABASE
                 FOR DYNAMIC UNDERGROUND STRIPPING, Justin Syms,
                 University of South Carolina Aiken

9:00-9:15 AM     PERSONAL RESPONSE SYSTEMS AND STUDENT LEARNING,
                 Lisa Pike, Francis Marion University

9:15-9:30 AM     INVESTIGATIONS OF PERIODIC ORBITS IN TRIANGULAR
                 BILLIARDS, Cassel Wesley Sloan, Annalisa M.
                 Calini (1), and Laney R. Mills, Department of
                 Physics and Astronomy, (1) Department of
                 Mathematics, College of Charleston

MEDICINE/PUBLIC HEALTH
ROOM 113-C SIMS BUILDING
PRESIDING: CARLTON BESSINGER, WINTHROP UNIVERSITY
PETER KING, FRANCIS MARION UNIVERSITY

8:30-8:45 AM     SHAPING THE WEB HEALTH MESSAGE: MEASURING
                 STAGES OF CHANGE ON THE ACQUISITION OF
                 KNOWLEDGE, Marilyn Sarow, Department of Mass
                 Communication, Winthrop University

8:45-9:00 AM     GROUP PHOSPHORUS EDUCATION LESSONS FOR
                 HEMODIALYSIS PATIENTS IMPROVE KNOWLEDGE BUT NOT
                 SERUM PHOSPHORUS LEVELS, C. E. Stevens, Carlton
                 Bessinger (1), and G. Brooks (2), Mission Hospitals,
                 Asheville, NC., (1) Department of Human Nutrition,
                 (2) Department of Mathematics, Winthrop University

9:00-9:15 AM     THE EFFECT OF PAST MILK CONSUMPTION ON CURRENT
                 BONE MINERAL DENSITY, Marianne Corder, Carlton
                 Bessinger, and Jean Silagyi-Rebovich, Department of
                 Human Nutrition, Winthrop University

9:15-9:30 AM     VITAMIN AND MINERAL SUPPLEMENTATION AND STATUS
                 IN COLLEGE TENNIS PLAYERS, Colleen DeMars and
                 Carlton Bessinger, Department of Human Nutrition,
                 Winthrop University

9:30-9:45 AM     DETERMINANTS OF HEALTHY BODY WEIGHT IN LOW-INCOME
                 WOMEN, Melissa Heath Schelble, Carlton
                 Bessinger (1), Patricia Wolman (1), Christine
                 Goodner (1) and Gary Brooks (2), Carolinas Medical
                 Center, Charlotte, NC, (1) Department of Human
                 Nutrition, (2) Department of Mathematics, Winthrop
                 University

MEDICINE/PHARMACY
ROOM 215 SIMS BUILDING
PRESIDING: CARLTON BESSINGER, WINTHROP UNIVERSITY
JEAN-SILAGYI-REBOVICH, WINTHROP UNIVERSITY

8:30-8:45 AM     ISOFLAVONE SUPPLEMENTATION OF SELECTED
                 POSTMENOPAUSAL WOMEN NOT TAKING HORMONE
                 REPLACEMENT THERAPY, Lauren Brightwell, Patricia
                 Giblin Wolman, Richard L. Morris (1), and Sarah F.
                 Stallings, Department of Human Nutrition,
                 (1) College of Business Administration, Winthrop
                 University

8:45-9:00 AM     LOW LEVEL MEASUREMENTS OF RADIOACTIVE RESIDUALS
                 AS SPIN-OFFS FROM HIGH ENERGY AND PARTICLE
                 PHYSICS TO THE MEDICINE AND NUTRITION QUALITY
                 CONTROL SERVICE, O. Dzyubak and Svitlana Dzyubak1,
                 Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of
                 South Carolina Columbia, 1State Scientific Center of
                 Medicines (Ukraine)

9:00-9:15 AM     EXTENDED TIME IN VITRIFICATION SOLUTION STILL
                 YIELDS LIVE BIRTHS, Jennifer E. Graves-Herring, H.
                 Lee Higdon III, William R. Boone, Department of
                 Obstetrics and Gynecology, Greenville Hospital
                 System

9:15-9:30 AM     DO LOW-QUALITY EMBRYOS ALTER PREGNANCY RATE IN
                 AN ASSISTED REPRODUCTIVE TECHNOLOGY (ART)
                 PROGRAM?, Lisa Kaltenbach, Herman F. Senter, H. Lee
                 Higdon III (1), and William R. Boone (1), Department
                 of Mathematics, Clemson University, (1) Department
                 of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Greenville Hospital
                 System

9:30-9:45 AM     DEVICES USED TO VITRIFY MAMMALIAN EMBRYOS, Elaine
                 Kao, H. Lee Higdon III, Jennifer E. Graves-Herring,
                 and William R. Boone, Department of Obstetrics and
                 Gynecology, Greenville Hospital System

9:45-10:00 AM    MICROBIAL CONTAMINATION OF HERBAL PRODUCTS--
                 FEVERFEW, N. D. Camper and B. L. Wright, Department
                 of Entomology, Soils and Plant Sciences, Clemson
                 University

10:00-10:15 AM   CHARACTERIZATION OF A SOUTH CAROLINA GROWN
                 LEMON-SCENTED GERANIUM OIL (PELARGONIUM 'FRENSHAM'),
                 Christine C Murphy, and N. D. Camper, Plant
                 and Environmental Sciences, Clemson University

10:15-10:30 AM   CHARACTERIZATION OF A SOUTH CAROLINA GROWN ROSE-
                 SCENTED GERANIUM OIL (PELARGONIUM 'ROBER'S LEMON
                 ROSE'), Christine C Murphy and N. D. Camper, Plant
                 and Environmental Sciences, Clemson University

10:30-10:45 AM   IN VITRO CULTURE AND ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITY OF
                 LANTANA, N. D. Camper and Kimberly Clark, Department
                 of Entomology, Soils, and Plant Sciences, Clemson
                 University

1:30-1:45 PM     DOES TIME FROM INSEMINATION UNTIL ZYGOTES ARE
                 CRYOPRESERVED AFFECT FROZEN EMBRYO TRANSFER
                 PREGNANCY RATE?, H. Lee Higdon III, Jane E. Johnson,
                 Jennifer E. Graves, William R. Boone, and Timothy C.
                 Teitloff (1), Department of Obstetrics and
                 Gynecology, Greenville Hospital System,
                 (1) Department of Mathematics, Clemson University

1:45-2:00 PM     REPORTED FOLATE INTAKE IN WOMEN OF CHILD-BEARING
                 AGE IN CHENNAI, INDIA, Patricia Giblin Wolman,
                 Kamalini Mukerjee, E. Jean Silagyi-Rebovich,
                 Christine H. Goodner, Department of Human Nutrition,
                 Winthrop University

CHEMISTRY
ROOM 302 SIMS BUILDING
PRESIDING: HANNO ZUR LOYE, UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA

8:30- 8:45 AM    LEAD ANALYSIS BY ATOMIC ABSORPTION SPECTROMETRY
                 THROUGH AN ABSORPTION TUBE WITH TUNGSTEN COIL
                 ATOMIZER, Kevin Washington and Cliff Calloway,
                 Department of Chemistry, Physics, and Geology,
                 Winthrop University

8:45-9:00 AM     3-SUBSTITUTED 1,2-BENZISOTHIAZOLE-1,1-DIOXIDES/BETA-
                 KETOESTERS: MULTIPLE ANION SYNTHESIS AND
                 CHARACTERIZATION, Michelle A. Meierhoefer, Bonnie J.
                 Grant, Carolyn L Sober, Jarrett H. Vella, Clyde R.
                 Metz, Charles F. Beam, Donald G. VanDerveer1,
                 William T. Pennington (1), and N. Dwight Camper (1),
                 Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, College of
                 Charleston, (1) Department of Chemistry and the
                 Department of Plant Pathology and Physiology,
                 Clemson University

9:00-9:15 AM     ON THE SYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERIZATION OF A
                 REDUCED NEOPROAPORPHINE, Seana C. Powers, Angela G.
                 Lovett, Jennifer N. Kelly, and Frederick J.
                 Heldrich, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry,
                 College of Charleston

9:15-9:30 AM     SPIRO(BENZISOTHIAZOLE DIOXIDES - ISOXAZOLINES) AND
                 PYRAZOLE-ORTHO-BENZENESULFONAMIDES: MULTIPLE
                 ANION SYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERIZATION, Bonnie J.
                 Grant, Carolyn L. Sober, Michelle A. Meierhoefer,
                 Jarrett H. Vella, Clyde R. Metz, Charles F. Beam,
                 William T. Pennington (1), Donald G. VanDerveer (1),
                 and N. Dwight Camper (1), Department of Chemistry
                 and Biochemistry, College of Charleston, (1)
                 Department of Chemistry and the Department of Plant
                 Pathology and Physiology, Clemson University

9:30-9:45 AM     DIHYDRONAPHTHISOXAZOLES AND
                 TETRAHYDRONAPHTHISOXAZOLES: MULTIPLE ANION
                 SYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERIZATION, Jarrett H. Vella,
                 Bonnie J. Grant, Carolyn L. Sober, Michelle A.
                 Meierhoefer, Clyde R. Metz, Charles F. Beam, William
                 T. Pennington (1), Donald G. VanDerveer (1), and N.
                 Dwight Camper (1), Department of Chemistry and
                 Biochemistry, College of Charleston, (1) Department
                 of Chemistry and the Department of Plant Pathology
                 and Physiology, Clemson University

9:45-10:00 AM    1H-PYRAZOLE-5-CARBOXAMIDES AND 5-
                 ISOXAZOLECARBOXAMIDES: MULTIPLE ANION SYNTHESIS
                 AND CHARACTERIZATION, Carolyn L. Sober, Michelle A.
                 Meierhoefer, Jarrett H. Vella, Bonnie J. Grant,
                 Sally P. Grant, and Charles F. Beam, Department of
                 Chemistry and Biochemistry, College of Charleston

10:00-10:15 AM   MICROENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS: LOADING,
                 STEREOSELECTIVITY AND REACTION RATES INVOLVING
                 POLYMERIC REAGENTS, James R. Blanton, Department of
                 Chemistry, The Citadel

10:15-10:30 AM   THE SYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERIZATION OF THE NEW
                 LIGAND 3-CARBOXYLATE-4,4-BYPYRIDYL AND ITS
                 COMPLEXES, Chun-Long Chen, Andrea M. Goforth, Mark
                 D. Smith, Hans-Conrad zur Loye and LeRoy Peterson,
                 Jr. (1), Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry,
                 University of South Carolina Columbia, (1)
                 Department of Chemistry, Francis Marion University

10:30-10:45 AM   HOLLOW TUBULAR METAL-ORGANIC FRAMEWORKS:
                 SYNTHESIS, CHARACTERIZATION, AND THERMAL
                 PROPERTIES, Rachael E. Hipp, Andrea M. Goforth,
                 Meredith A. Tershansy, Mark D. Smith, Cheng-Yong Su,
                 Hans-Conrad zur Loye, and LeRoy Peterson, Jr. (1),
                 Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University
                 of South Carolina Columbia, (1) Department of
                 Chemistry, Francis Marion University

1:30-1:45 PM     SOLVOTHERMAL SYNTHESIS, STRUCTURE
                 DETERMINATION, AND PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF
                 SEVERAL NOVEL MIXED METAL HALOBISMUTHATE
                 MATERIALS, Andrea M. Goforth, Rachael E. Hipp,
                 Meredith A. Tershansy, Mark D. Smith, Hans-Conrad
                 zur Loye and LeRoy Peterson, Jr. (1), Deprtment of
                 Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of South
                 Carolina Columbia, (1) Department of Chemistry,
                 Francis Marion University

1:45-2:00 PM     SOLVOTHERMAL SYNTHESIS, STRUCTRUAL
                 DETERMINATION, AND THERMOCHROMIC BEHAVIOR OF
                 SEVERAL NEW MIXED-METAL BISMUTH HALIDE
                 COMPOUNDS, Meredith A. Tershansy, Andrea M. Goforth,
                 Rachael E. Hipp, Mark D. Smith, Hans-Conrad zur
                 Loye, and LeRoy Peterson, Jr. (1), Department of
                 Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of South
                 Carolina Columbia, (1) Department of Chemistry,
                 Francis Marion University

2:00-2:15 PM     WHY IS THE SKY BLUE? AN UNDERGRADUATE LASER
                 LIGHT-SCATTERING EXPERIMENT, Kyle Dukes and Robin K.
                 Lammi, Department of Chemistry, Physics & Geology,
                 Winthrop University

2:15-2:30 PM     FLUORESCENCE DETECTION OF NI(II) AND INVESTIGATION
                 OF NI(II)-CATALASE BINDING, Shakena Daniel and Robin
                 K. Lammi, Department of Chemistry, Physics &
                 Geology, Winthrop University

2:30-2:45 PM     FORENSIC CHMISTRY - INFORMATION SESSION ON THE
                 NEWBERRY COLLEGE FORENSIC CHEMISTRY PROGRAM,
                 Carol Letson, Newberry College

BIOCHEMISTRY
ROOM 201 SIMS BUILDING
PRESIDING: TAKITA SUMTER, WINTHROP UNIVERSITY

8:30-8:45 AM     CALDARIOMYCES FUMAGO CHLOROPEROXIDASE IS ALSO A
                 DEHALOPEROXIDASE: OXIDATIVE 4-DECHLORINATION OF
                 2,4,6-TRICHLOROPHENOL, Robert L. Osborne, John H.
                 Dawson, Gregory M. Raner (1), and Lowell P.
                 Hager (2), Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry,
                 University of South Carolina Columbia,
                 (1) Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry,
                 University of North Carolina Greensboro,
                 (2) Department of Biochemistry, University of
                 Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

8:45-9:00 AM     AN INVESTIGATION OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN
                 ACYLCARNITINE OXIDATION AND AUTISM, Andrew M.
                 Dodd, Fordyce G. Lux III, and Timothy C. Wood (1),
                 Department of Biology, Lander University,
                 (1) Biochemical Genetics Lab, Greenwood Genetic
                 Center

9:00-9:15 AM     CLONING AND EXPRESSION OF RECOMBINANT MEMBRANE
                 RECEPTOR 1 IN SF9 INSECT CELLS, Lavonda C. Walker,
                 Department of Chemistry, Winthrop University

9:15-9:30 AM     LOCAL PLANTS AS POTENTIAL SOURCES OF ANTIFUNGAL
                 AGENTS, Marcus L. Johnson and F. Bellevue,
                 Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics,
                 Morris College

9:30-9:45 AM     DERIVATIVES OF THE ANTIBIOTIC CYTOSPORONE E., Nasar
                 Siddiqi and Justin K. Wyatt, Department of Chemistry
                 and Biochemistry, College of Charleston

9:45-10:00 AM    APPLICATIONS OF MOLECULAR MODELING TO DRUG
                 DESIGN, Kyle Strickland, Kristin D. Krantzman, James
                 Giles (1), and Shawn Sendlinger (1), Department of
                 Chemistry and Biochemistry, College of Charleston,
                 (1) Department of Chemistry, North Carolina Central
                 University

10:00-10:15 AM   AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE ROLE THAT
                 TETRAHYDROBIOPTERIN PLAYS IN NITRIC OXIDE
                 SYNTHASE, Alex McPherson and Amy L. Rogers,
                 Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, College of
                 Charleston

10:15-10:45 AM   STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS OF HUMAN COMPLEMENT
                 PROTEIN C8G: A MEMBER OF THE LIPOCALIN FAMILY,
                 Charity Brannen, Brian Chiswell, Leslie Lovelace,
                 Lukasz Lebioda, and James M. Sodetz, Dept of
                 Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of South
                 Carolina Columbia

1:30-1:45 PM     PRODUCTION, CHARACTERIZATION AND CRYSTALLIZATION
                 OF THE C8 MACPF DOMAIN OF HUMAN COMPLEMENT
                 PROTEIN C8, Daniel J. Slade, Brian Chiswell, and
                 James M. Sodetz, Department of Chemistry and
                 Biochemistry, University of South Carolina Columbia

GEOGRAPHY/GEOLOGICAL SCIENCE
ROOM 209 SIMS BUILDING
PRESIDING: GWEN DALEY, WINTHROP UNIVERSITY

8:30-8:45 AM     A TEMPORAL AND SPATIAL EXAMINATION OF ON-
                 LOCATION COAL MINING FATALITIES IN THE UNITED
                 STATES, Nicholas R. Doner, Department of Geography,
                 University of South Carolina Columbia

8:45-9:00 AM     RUSSIA'S RAILROADS: LESSONS FROM AMERICA (PART 1 OF
                 3)--HISTORICAL BACKGROUND, Clinton H. Whitehurst,
                 Jr., Strom Thurmond Institute, Clemson University

9:00-9:15 AM     GIS DYNAMIC POPULATION MODEL TOOL FOR SAVANNAH
                 RIVER SITE EMERGENCY RESPONSE GIS DYNAMIC
                 POPULATION MODEL TOOL FOR SAVANNAH RIVER SITE
                 EMERGENCY RESPONSE, Dwight Jones, Department of
                 Geology, University of South Carolina Aiken

9:15-9:30 AM     BREAK

9:30-9:45 AM     BURMA ROAD BORROW PIT 2 SOIL INVESTIGATION, Erin
                 Brown, Department of Biology and Geology, University
                 of South Carolina Aiken

9:45-10:00 AM    MODELING EARTHQUAKE FAULT INTERACTIONS USING
                 IDL, Mark Creech, Steven Jaume (1), and Laney Mills,
                 Department of Physics and Astronomy, (1) Department
                 of Geology, College of Charleston

10:00-10:15 AM   THE EFFECT OF AN URBAN HEAT ISLAND ON COASTAL SEA
                 BREEZE, Tim Kent and Laney Mills, Department of
                 Physics and Astronomy, College of Charleston

PHYSICS
ROOM 316 SIMS BUILDING
PRESIDING: PONN MAHES, WINTHROP UNIVERSITY

8:30-8:45 AM     GAMECOCK: A MULTI-CHANNEL DETECTOR CALIBRATION
                 PACKAGE, Zhiwen Zhao, Jurn H. Langheinrich, and Ralf
                 W. Gothe, Department of Physics and Astronomy,
                 University of South Carolina Columbia

8:45-9:00 AM     CLIENT-SERVER DATA ACQUISITION CONTROLLER,
                 Joshua P. Witthuhn, Ralf W. Gothe, and Joern H.
                 Langheinrich, Department of Physics and Astronomy,
                 University of South Carolina Columbia

9:00-9:15 AM     MEDICAL APPLICATIONS OF POLARIZATION TECHNIQUES
                 DEVELOPED FOR NUCLEAR AND PARTICLE PHYSICS,
                 Oleksandr Dzyubak, C. Djalali, and D. Tedeschi,
                 Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of
                 South Carolina Columbia

9:15-9:30 AM     MONTE CARLO SIMULATION PHI MESON
                 PHOTOPRODUCTION, Yossef Korang-Beheshti, Mike
                 Paolone, and David Tedeschi, University of South
                 Carolina Columbia

9:30-9:45 AM     K MESON SIMULATIONS USING THE JEFFERSON LAB
                 COMPUTING FARM, , David Tedeschi, Yossef
                 Korang-Beheshti, Department of Physics and
                 Astronomy, University of South Carolina Columbia

9:45-10:00 AM    SOLUTIONS OF THE GENERAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATION
                 OF A PENDULUM, Michelle Williams, Stelios
                 Kapranidis, Reginald Koo (1), Department of
                 Chemistry and Physics, (1) Department of
                 Mathematical Sciences, University of South Carolina
                 Aiken

10:00-10:15 AM   A HUYGENS PENDULUM, Ancil Adkins, Stelios
                 Kapranidis (1), and Reginald Koo (2), Department of
                 Biology and Geology, (1) Department of Chemistry and
                 Physics, (2) Department of Mathematical Sciences,
                 University of South Carolina Aiken

10:15-10:30 AM   APPLICATIONS OF FOURIER TRANSFORMS IN PHYSICS,
                 Stephen Dial and David Peterson, Physics and
                 Astronomy Department, Francis Marion University

10:30-10:45 AM   DOPPLER-FREE LASER SPECTROSCOPY, Michelle R. Ghere,
                 and R. Seth Smith, Department of Physics and
                 Astronomy, Francis Marion University

1:30-1:45 PM     A CHORD-BASED METHOD FOR COMPUTING ALPHA
                 PARTICLE DOSES TO THE SKELETON, Steven Frederick and
                 Derek W. Jokisch, Department of Physics and
                 Astronomy, Francis Marion University

1:45-2:00 PM     THE FOURIER TRANSFORM AND X-RAY
                 CRYSTALLOGRAPHY, David Peterson, Michael Oczkowski,
                 Stephen Dial, Leroy Peterson (1), and Hanno zur
                 Loye (2), Department of Physics and Astronomy, (1)
                 Department of Chemistry, Francis Marion University,
                 (2) Department of Chemistry, University of South
                 Carolina Columbia

2:00-2:15 PM     ANALYSIS OF HEAT TRANSFER FOR CRITICAL THICKNESS
                 OF INSULATION IN A CYLINDRICAL PIPE, Kemdy Lawson
                 and Nesan Sriskanda, Claflin University

2:15-2:30 PM     NONDESTRUCTIVE DEFECT CHARACTERIZATION AND ITS
                 APPLICATIONS IN SIC MATERIAL AND DEVICE
                 DEVELOPMENT, Xianyun Ma, MaxMile Technologies LLC,
                 Lexington, South Carolina

2:30-3:00 PM     MODELING AND NUMERICAL ANALYSIS OF THE TWO-
                 PHASE FLUID FLOW THROUGH POROUS MEDIUM,
                 Mikhail M. Agrest and Eugenia Ilina, Department of
                 Physics and Astronomy, College of Charleston

ASTRONOMY
ROOM 136 LIFE SCIENCES BUILDING
PRESIDING: DAN RITZER, WINTHROP UNIVERSITY
GWEN DALEY, WINTHROP UNIVERSITY

8:30-8:45 AM     THE EFFECTS OF REPLACING THE ASTEROID BELT WITH A
                 PLANET, Lance Leviner, Michael Oczkowski, and R.
                 Seth Smith, Department of Physics and Astronomy,
                 Francis Marion University

8:45-9:00 AM     SIMULATIONS OF THE INTERACTIONS OF THE
                 SAGITTARIUS DWARF ELLIPTICAL GALAXY WITH THE
                 MILKY WAY, Ashley G. Messick, Jeannette M. Myers,
                 Lih-Sin The (1), and Dieter H. Hartmann (1),
                 Department of Physics and Astronomy, Francis Marion
                 University, (1) Department of Physics and Astronomy,
                 Clemson University

9:00-9:15 AM     A TALE OF TWO STARS: ANALYSIS OF LIGHT VARIATIONS IN
                 CANDIDATE SLOWLY PULSATING B AND GAMMA DORADUS
                 VARIABLES, Sarah Sonnett and Robert J. Dukes, Jr.,
                 Department of Physics and Astronomy, College of
                 Charleston

9:15-9:30 AM     A PHOTOMETRIC STUDY OF SLOWLY PULSATING B STARS,
                 Jennifer Andrews and Robert Dukes, Department of
                 Physics and Astronomy, College of Charleston

9:30- 9:45 AM    A PUBLIC INTERNAL LUMINOSITY FUNCTION DATABASE
                 FOR GAMMA-RAY BURSTS, Kevin Young, Jon Hakkila, and
                 Tim Giblin, Department of Physics and Astronomy,
                 College of Charleston

9:45-10:00 AM    SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT FOR A GAMMA-RAY BURST
                 RAPID-RESPONSE OBSERVATORY IN THE US VIRGIN
                 ISLANDS, Kwayera Davis and Timothy Giblin,
                 Department of Physics and Astronomy, College of
                 Charleston

10:00-10:15 AM   ASTRONOMICAL PHOTOGRAPHY AS A DEMONSTRATION OF
                 THE UTILITY OF SPUN-CAST PARABOLIC POLYMER
                 MIRRORS, T. R. Richardson, W. A. Scrivens1, and K.
                 L. Brodhacker (1), Department of Physics and
                 Astronomy, College of Charleston, (1) Department of
                 Biochemistry, University of South Carolina Columbia

SOCIAL SCIENCES
ROOM 142 LIFE SCIENCES BUILDING
PRESIDING: JONATHAN MARX, WINTHROP UNIVERSITY

8:30-8:45 AM     "KEEPING YOUR SANITY AND STAYING POSITIVE (AND
                 TRYING, THROUGH MEDIA MESSAGES, TO CONVINCE
                 TERRORISTS NOT TO BEHEAD YOUR KIDNAPPED
                 BROTHER): LESSONS LEARNED BY AN ANXIOUS FAMILY
                 MEMBER CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF AN INTERNATIONAL
                 STORY", Larry Timbs and Judy Longshaw, Department of
                 Mass Communication, Winthrop University

8:45-9:00 AM     CURRICULUM ANALYSES OF A MASTER OF SCIENCE IN
                 MANAGEMENT PROGRAM BY QUALITY FUNCTION
                 DEPLOYMENT, Miren Ivankovic, Southern Wesleyan
                 University

POSTER PRESENTATIONS:
MCBRYDE HALL/TUTTLE DINING ROOM
8:30 - 10:30 AM
PRESIDING: ROBIN LAMMI, WINTHROP UNIVERSITY
PRESENTERS ARE REQUIRED TO BE AT
THEIR POSTER STATIONS.

Board 01         PREPARATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF LITHIUM
                 MANGANESE OXIDE BASED CATHODE MATERIALS FOR LITHIUM
                 ION BATTERIES, Deon O. Dash and Lennart Kullberg,
                 Department of Chemistry, Physics, and Geology,
                 Winthrop University

Board 02         UNDERSTANDING PHOTOSYNTHESIS: AN UNDERGRADUATE
                 LABORATORY ON THE EXTRACTION, SEPARATION, AND
                 OPTICAL SPECTROSCOPY OF PIGMENTS FROM SPINACH
                 LEAVES, Robin K. Lammi and Joseph Goodwin,
                 Department of Chemistry, Physics & Geology, Winthrop
                 University

Board 03         AN ANIONIC POLYTHIOPHENE AS A WATER-SOLUBLE
                 FLUORESCENT SENSOR, Robin K. Lammi and Michelle
                 Wood, Department of Chemistry, Physics & Geology,
                 Winthrop University

Board 04         INCUBATION PERIOD AND DEVELOPMENT OF BOTFLY
                 INFESTATIONS IN P. GOSSYPINUS IN S. CAROLINA,
                 Rahmaine Pugh, Justin Reynolds and Pearl R.
                 Fernandes, Division of Science, Mathematics and
                 Engineering, University of South Carolina Sumter

Board 05         COMPUTATIONAL MATERIALS SCIENCE: FROM CHEMICAL
                 REACTIONS TO DRUG DESIGN, Kara Beharry, and James E.
                 Payne, Department of Biological and Physical
                 Sciences, South Carolina State University

Board 06         2AFC STUDY OF LESION DETECTION USING SIMULATED
                 ANATONICAL NOISE (A CONTRAST COMPARISON EXPERIMENT),
                 Keisha McCall and James E. Payne, Department of
                 Biological and Physical Sciences, South Carolina
                 State University

Board 07         RARE EARTH DOPED NANOPARTICLES OF PZT OBTAINED BY
                 THE MICROEMULSION PROCESS, Ajoy K. Saha, John
                 Ballato, and Joseph Kolis (1), Department of
                 Materials Science and Engineering, (1) Department of
                 Chemistry, Clemson University

Board 08         DOES TIME FROM INSEMINATION UNTIL ZYGOTES ARE
                 CRYOPRESERVED AFFECT FROZENEMBRYO TRANSFER
                 PREGNANCY RATE?, H. Lee Higdon III, Greenville
                 Hospital System

Board 09         FUNCTIONAL CHARACTERIZATION OF THE NICOTIANAMINE
                 SYNTHASE (NAS) GENE FAMILY IN ARABIDOPSIS THALIANA,
                 Jennifer Barwick, Erin Connolly and Judy
                 Krueger (1), Department of Biological Sciences,
                 University of South Carolina Columbia,
                 (1) Department of Chemistry, University of South
                 Carolina Upstate

Board 10         SPECTROSCOPIC CHARACTERIZATION OF A PERIPLASMIC
                 HEME-BINDING PROTEIN (SHUT) FROM SHIGELLA
                 DYSENTERIAE: TYROSINE IS THE PROXIMAL LIGAND TO THE
                 HEME, Suntara Eakanunkul, Arundhati Ghosh, Angela
                 Wilks, Suganya Sumithran1 and John H. Dawson (1),
                 Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of
                 Maryland, (1) Department of Chemistry &
                 Biochemistry, University of South Carolina Columbia

Board 11         SPERM PROTEIN SP22 IN SOMATOTROPES AND THYROTROPES
                 OF THE RAT AND HAMSTER, Allison Benoit, Charles
                 Blake, and George McCoy (1), CDBA, USC School of
                 Medicine, 1Biology and Phys Science, Benedict
                 College

Board 12         THE CONFORMATIONAL EQUILIBRIA OF n-
                 PROPYLTRICHLOROGERMANE AND n-
                 PROPYLTRIFLUOROGERMAINE, Witold Witowski, Agnieszka
                 A. Glab, Gamil A Guirgis, and Howard D. Stidham (1),
                 Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, College of
                 Charleston, (1) Department of Chemistry, University
                 of Massachusetts

Board 13         RESULTS OF A LOWCOUNTRY LIGHT POLLUTION ASSESSMENT
                 CONDUCTED BY PUBLIC VOLUNTEERS, Dana Richards and
                 Terry R. Richardson (1), Academic Magnet High
                 School, (1) Department of Physics and Astronomy,
                 College of Charleston

Board 14         PLASMID CONSTRUCTION FOR RNA INTERFERENCE MEDIATED
                 KNOCKDOWN OF NICOTIANAMINE SYNTHASE IN ARABIDOPSIS,
                 Emile Barrouk, Matt Wilson, Yulia Tokarev, Judy
                 Krueger and Erin Connolly (1), Division of Natural
                 Sciences, University of South Carolina Upstate,
                 (1) Department of Biological Sciences, University of
                 South Carolina Columbia

Board 15         SUPPRESSION OF FEEDING BY THE GLUTAMATE RECEPTOR
                 ANTAGONIST DAP-5 IN THE SENSORY SPECIFIC SATIETY
                 MODEL OF OVEREATING IN RATS, K.S. Laser, E.B. Saine,
                 T.S. Stinnett, A.B. Yanke, and S.R. Hettes, Biology
                 Department, Wofford College

Board 16         SUPPRESSION OF OVEREATING BY THE ENDOGENOUS OPIATE
                 ANTAGONIST, NALOXONE, J. Henry, C. Skinner, P.
                 Wojoski, A. Yanke, S. Hettes, and G.R. Davis,
                 Biology Department, Wofford College

Board 17         COMPARISON OF ULTRA-HIGH TEMPERATURE MILK AND SKIM
                 MILK CONSUMPTION BEHAVIORS AMONG ELEMENTARY
                 SCHOOL-AGED STUDENTS IN ONE REGION OF SOUTH
                 CAROLINA: PROCEDURES AND OUTCOMES, John Arrowood,
                 Angela Balotti, Jean Silagyirebovich, and Chad
                 Mitchell, Department of Human Nutrition, Winthrop
                 University

Board 18         GABA MECHANISMS IN AUDIOGENIC SEIZURES STUDIED USING
                 HERPES VIRUS AND LENTIVIRUS MEDIATED GENE TRANSFER.,
                 S. Alisha Epps, Amber J. Picton, Donna E. Venable,
                 James R. Coleman, and Karen C. Ross (1), Department
                 of Psychology, University of South Carolina
                 Columbia, (1) Department of Human Relations,
                 Columbia College

Board 19         ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS PROMOTING INDUCED POPHYRIA
                 DISEASES, Joelyn N. Nesbitt, Mark A. Schlautman,
                 Elizabeth R. Carraway, and Ji H. Lee, School of the
                 Environment and Clemson Institute of Environmental
                 Toxicology, Clemson University

Board 20         A GUIDED INQUIRY-BASED APPROACH TO THE FRESHMAN
                 CHEMISTRY LABORATORY, Matt Yousefzadeh and Amy L.
                 Rogers, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry,
                 College of Charleston

Board 21         A HERPETOFAUNAL SURVEY OF LONG LEAF PINE HERITAGE
                 PRESERVE, Patrick Cloninger and Jeff Camper, Francis
                 Marion University

Board 22         INVOLVEMENT OF EPH RECEPTOR TYROSINE KINASES IN
                 INTEGRIN DEPENDENT BRANCHING MORPHOGENESIS OF
                 MAMMARY EPITHELIAL CELLS, Jennifer C. Corpening,
                 Heather M. Bill (1), and Mary M. Zutter (1),
                 Department of Biology, Presbyterian College,
                 (1) Departments of Pathology and Cancer Biology,
                 Vanderbilt University

Board 23         EVIDENCE SUGGESTING THE NEUROTRANSMITTER
                 GLUTAMATE ACTS AT SELECTIVE RECEPTOR SUBTYPES TO
                 ELICIT FEEDING DURING SENSORY SPECIFIC SATIETY, AN
                 ANIMAL MODEL OF OVEREATING, J.M. Henry, G.R. Davis,
                 and S.R. Hettes, Biology Department, Wofford College

Board 24         PHYLOGENY OF THE MONONEGAVIRALES AND EVOLUTIONARY
                 DIVERGENCE OF THE STRUCTURAL GLYCOPROTEIN GENE,
                 Kristen Ledbetter, and Kristi M. Westover,
                 Department of Biology, Winthrop University

Board 25         THE CONFORMATIONAL STUDIES, RAMAN AND INFRARED
                 SPECTRA AND AB INITIO CALCULATIONS OF ETHYL METHYL
                 DICHLOROGERMANE, Joel P. Greenstein, Witold Witowski,
                 Gamil A Guirgis, Peter Klaboe (1), and Claus J.
                 Nielsen (1), Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry,
                 College of Charleston, (1) Department of Chemistry,
                 University of Norway, Oslo

Board 26         NEW COORDINATION POLYMERS UTILIZING BIPYRIDYL-BASED
                 SPACER LIGANDS, Tamara Maxwell and LeRoy Peterson,
                 Jr., Francis Marion University
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