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Student Presentation Awards at the 2012 Collegiate Division meetings.

West Region

LeMoyne-Owen

College Memphis, Tennessee

31 March 2012

Oral Presentations

Session I

First Place--Nick Watkins. Altered Ultrasonic Vocalizations in a Mouse Model of Fragile X Syndrome. Christian Brothers University, Memphis, Tennessee.

Second Place--Shanandria Jackson. Comparison of siRNA Transfection Rate between L2 and L4 Larval Stages of Caenorhabditis elegans. Christian Brothers University, Memphis, Tennessee.

Third Place--Brent Rainwater. Low-Toxicity Perlite as a Fiber Fire Retardant Thermal Insulator. Union University, Jackson, Tennessee.

Session II

First Place--Joseph Alfonso. Examining Herpetofauna Richness and Diversity in Shelby Farms Park with Respect to Land Utilization. Christian Brothers University, Memphis, Tennessee.

Second Place--Sarah Ferguson. Activity Budgets of Two Captive Red Pandas at the Memphis Zoo. Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee.

Third Place--Carey A. Bowen. Flooding and Wetland Plants: Localized Versus Whole-Plant Response. Christian Brothers University, Memphis, Tennessee.

Session III

First Place--Kyle Smith. Analytical Method Development and Validation for the Measurement of Methotrexate (MTX) 7-OH-MTX, and 4-Amino-4-Deoxy-N-Methylpteroic Acid (DAMPA) by Online Extraction-Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (HPLC-MS/MS). Christian Brothers University, Memphis, Tennessee.

Second Place--Samantha Sol Bownes. Healthcare and Malaria in the Pallisa District, Eastern Uganda. Christian Brothers University, Memphis, Tennesse.

Third Place--Adrienne Renfro. Determination of Baseline CRP Values in Post-Operative Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion Patients. Christian Brothers University, Memphis, Tennessee.

Session IV

First Place--Corey Haughey. Retinal Pathology Following Interruption of Autonomic Regulation of Choroidal Blood Flow. Christian Brothers University, Memphis, Tennessee.

Second Place--Grace Hutchison. Effects of Sleep Deprivation on Response to Alcohol Exposure. Christian Brothers University, Memphis, Tennessee.

Third Place--Teaire L. Carmichael. Color Discrimination Task Using Pseudoisochromatic Stimulus: Luminance Noise Variation Provides Better Sensitivity than Noise Mean Luminance. Christian Brothers University, Memphis, Tennessee.

Poster Presentations

Session I

First Place--Kimber Jones. Analysis of behaviors and spatial preferences in Snow Leopards (Uncia uncia) housed at the Memphis Zoo. Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee.

Second Place--Brittney Boyd. Mechanism of TNF-[alpha] induced inhibition of [N.sub.+]-dependent glutamine cotransport ([B.sub.O]AT1) in intestinal epithelial (IEC-6) cells. LeMoyne-Owen College, Memphis, Tennessee.

Third Place--Madeline McCann. Activity budgets and group dynamics of captive African penguins. St. Mary's School, Memphis, Tennessee.

Middle Region

Belmont University

Nashville, Tennessee

4 April 2012

Oral Presentation Awards

Chemistry

First Place--Zaklina Cetic *, Anne French *, Yuri Kim *, Arkadiusz Piasecki. The Joukowsky Airfoil: Transformations in the Complex Plane. Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, Tennessee.

Second Place--Liliana M. Alvarez *, Anne M. French *, and Ramanjit K. Sahi. Anagrams, Markov's, and Knots. Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, Tennessee.

Third Place--Latoya Clark *, Nathan Eakin *, Jenna Gunselman *, Vicki Bosse *, & Kent Clinger. A Water Quality Analysis of Radnor Lake State Natural Area. David Lipscomb University, Nashville, Tennessee.

Animal Behavior

First Place--Elizabeth R. Thorndike *. Repellant Properties of Stone-Mint, Cunila origanoides, against the American Dog Tick, Dermacentor variabilis. Belmont University, Nashville, Tennessee.

Second Place--Alesya Borisyuk * and Lori L McGrew. Exploring Anxiety in Individual Versus Grouped Zebrafish (Danio rerio). Belmont University, Nashville, Tennessee.

Third Place--Kelsey K. Grant * and. John H. Niedzwiecki. Directional Predator Avoidance of Physid Snails. Belmont University, Nashville, Tennessee.

Ecology/Environmental Science

First Place--Megan DeVries * and Darlene Panvini. Terrestrial Animal Diversity in Two Middle Tennessee Freshwater Wetlands. Belmont University, Nashville, Tennessee.

Second Place--Jordan Murray * and Darlene Panvini. Effects of Riparian Tree Canopy on Water Quality of Waterpennies (Beetle Larvae) in the Little Harpeth River. Belmont University, Nashville, Tennessee.

Third Place--Thomas Homonnay *, John H. Niedzwiecki and C. Steven Murphree. Phylogeographic Comparisons of the Centruroides vittatus (Say) Cytochrome Oxidase Subunit 1 (C01) Gene in Populations from Middle Tennessee, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas. Belmont University, Nashville, Tennessee.

Cellular/Microbiology

First Place--Laura A. Muck * and Nick Ragsdale. DISSOLVED OXYGEN UTILIZATION AS A TECHNIQUE FOR DETERMINING METABOLIC ACTIVITY OF CAENORHABDITIS ELEGANS EXPOSED TO PATHOGENIC BACTERIA. Belmont University, Nashville, Tennessee.

Second Place--Tristan Daniel * and Lori L McGrew. TREATING DANIO RERIO WITH THE NEUROTOXIN 6-OHDA TO STUDY MOVEMENT DEFICITS. Belmont University, Nashville, Tennessee.

Third Place--Samera Berhane * and Nick Ragsdale. PARKINSON LIKE DISEASE IN 6-HYDROXYDOPAMINE TREATED CAENOR-HABDITIS ELEGANS: PROTECTIVE EFFECT OF SUPER OXIDE DISMUTASE. Belmont University, Nashville, Tennessee.

East Region

Walters State Community College

Morristown, Tennessee

13 April 2012

Oral Presentations

Industrial Chemistry

First Place--Kyndal T. Brock. Synthesis of (2S)-(methanesulfonyloxy) Propanoyl Chloride, a Key Intermediate in the Asymmetric Synthesis of Naproxen. Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee

Process Development Chemistry

First Place--Savannah Hammer. Synthesis of N-octylglucamine by a Continuous Catalytic Hydrogenation Process. Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee

Physical Organic Chemistry

First Place--Ivan C. Haworth. Mechanism of Impurity Formation in N-octylglucamine Chemistry. Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee

Agricultural Chemistry

First Place--Abigail L. Horner. Synthesis of Oxfendazole. Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee

Medicinal Chemistry

First Place--Hillary D. Morgan. Resolution of R/S-acid with Cinchonidine to Give S-naproxen. Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee

Natural Products Chemistry

First Place--Elisabeth A. Pitt. Resolution of Racemic Acids with N-octylglucamine to Give S-naproxen. Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee

Chemical Engineering

First Place--Michael G. Jarnagin. Process Development Research on (2S)-(methanesulfonyloxy) Propanoyl Chloride, a Key Intermediate in the Asymmetric Synthesis of Naproxen. Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee

Environmental Engineering

First Place--Daniel S. Crandell. Design of a Cost Effective Scrubber System. Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee

History of Science

First Place--Eugenie de Silva. The Scientific Method and the Intelligence Community. American Military University, Charleston, West Virginia

Psychology

First Place--Eugenie de Silva. The Use of Biometrics to Determine Deception. American Military University, Charlestown, West Virginia.

Poster Presentations

Pharmaceutical Chemistry

First Place--Kyndal T. Brock. An Improved Synthesis of Sulfathiazole. Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee

Product Drying Technology

First Place--Stephen Carpenter. Demonstration of Drying Techniques for Organic Solids. Walters State Community College. Morristown, Tennessee

Separation Science

First Place--Daniel S. Crandell. Sublimation of Caffeine. Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee

Medicinal Chemistry

First Place--Savannah Hammer. Synthesis of Sulfapyridine and Sulfanilamide. Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee

Natural Product Chemistry

First Place--Ivan C. Haworth. Extraction of Diallyl Thiosulfinate from Fresh Garlic. Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee

Catalysis Chemistry

First Place--Abigail L. Homer. An Improvement for Low Pressure Hydrogenations. Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee

Chemical Engineering

First Place--Michael G. Jarnagin. Production of Diacetone Alcohol in a Soxhlet Extractor. Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee

Environmental Chemistry

First Place--Jessica R. Kelley. Regeneration of Drying Agents. Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee.

Microbiology

First Place--Hillary D. Morgan. Biological Activity of Sulfa Drugs. Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee

Physical Organic Chemistry

First Place--Elisabeth A. Pitt. Fisher Esterification of Pentyl Acetate Using a Dean Stark Trap. Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee

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