A. Rodger Denison Competition--Undergraduate Division River Valley
Moderator: Dr. Ron Jyring, Bismarck State College
Judges: Ms. Melissa Kennedy, University of North Dakota
Dr. Margaret Nordlie, University of Mary
1:15 Welcome Dr. Jyring
1:20 "Ectypodus lovei from the Medicine Pole Hills local fauna
(Chadronian, latest Eocene), Bowman County, ND," Karew
Schumaker * and Allen J. Kihm, Department of Geosciences,
Minot State University.
1:40 "Heavy mineral analysis of sandstone using an XRD-Rietveld
Method." Roy P. Kight *, Christopher A. Cool, John R. Webster,
and Ryan S. Winburn, Minot State University.
2:00 "Comparison of population characteristics and morphological
features of painted turtles from two sloughs in western
Minnesota," Joanna M. Schmit *, Candice J. Zemlicka, Deanna M.
Thompson, and Donna M. Bruns Stockrahm, Department of Biology,
Minnesota State University-Moorhead.
2:20 "Auxin induced leaf growth inhibition in Phaseolus vulgaris."
Traci Tranby * and Christopher P. Keller, Minot State University.
2:40 "Effects of light, growth history and temperature on larval life
history parameters of Ambystomatid salamanders," Lori S. Ihli *
and Christopher K. Beachy, Department of Biology, Minot State
3:20 "Correlation between variation in flight speeds and wing
morphology of North American dabbling ducks (Anus)," William
E. Langer *, Department of Biology, Minot State University.
3:40 "The role of nitric oxide and oxidative stress in cardiac
ventricular myocyte excitation-contraction coupling
dysfunction under simulated diabetes," Lucy Esberg * and
Jun Ren, Department of Pharmacology, Physiology, and
Therapuetics, University of North Dakota.
4:00 "Thermal desorption of mercury from coal fly ash," Amy L.
Gieske, * Linnea M. Schluessler, and David J. Hassett, Energy &
Environmental Research Center, University of North Dakota.
4:20 "Dietary copper but not dietary zinc decreases protein kinase
C[alpha] expression and dimethylhydrazine-induced aberrant crypt
loci formation in the rat colon," Erin Fox *, Cindy D. Davis,
and W. Thomas Johnson, USDA-ARS Human Nutrition Center, Grand
4:40 "The ontogeny of tibial spurs in Eurycea salamanders," Jessica
Edgell *, Heidi Richter, and Christopher K. Beachy, Department
of Biology, Minor State University.