Printer Friendly

Student Presentation Awards at the 2015 Collegiate Division Meetings.

Eastern Region

Walters State Community College

Morristown, Tennessee

17 April 2015

Oral Presentations

Biochemistry

First Place--Andrew Epps. Chemistry for vision: a literature review. Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee.

Microbiology

First Place--Neil Stamper. Combating Clostridium difficile infections: a literature review. Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee.

Medicinal Chemistry

First Place--Megan Morgan. The effects of intravenous Lidocaine on pain management in patients with fibromyalgia: a literature review. Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee.

Second Place--Kasey Hopper. Benzodiazepines: a literature review. Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee.

Pharmaceutical Chemistry

First Place--Sierra Noe. The pharmacokinetics, pharmacology, and social significance of Naloxene: a literature review. Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee.

Second Place--Josh Gass. Rational drug design: a review of research. Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee.

Third Place--Eric Bowers. The breast cancer drug Tamoxifen: a literature review. Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee.

Poster Presentations

Biochemistry

First Place--Paige Jones. Facts about medroxyprogesterone acetate: a literature review. Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee.

Second Place--Roger Hawkins. The effect of caffeine on the human brain: a literature review. Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee.

Third Place--Cody Andrews. The effects of caffeine on the brain's cognition and biological processes. Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee.

Environmental Chemistry

First Place--Elizabeth Melton. An analysis of the reaction pathways leading to sustained tholin production in Titans upper atmosphere: a literature review. Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee.

Second Place--Cody Seal. Organic soil component influences movement of radionuclides: a literature review. Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee.

Medicinal Chemistry

First Place--Alison Smith. Use of polymeric nanoparticles containing DNA in the treatment of glioblastomas: a literature review. Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee.

Second Place--Morgan Treece. Treatments for children with Asperger's: a literature review. Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee.

Third Place--Allison Anderson. Carbamazepine: a literature review. Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee.

Pharmaceutical Chemistry

First Place (Tie)--Katya Ramirez. Effectiveness of Ritalin on children with ADHD: a literature review. Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee.

First Place (Tie)--Joseph Rush. Doxorubicin (Adriamycin): a literature review. Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee.

Second Place--Yana Koroleva. Detection of cocaine by using GC MS and LC MS: a literature review. Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee.

Third Place--Jacob Harris. Resflor gold for Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD): a literature review. Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee.

Green Chemistry

First Place--Katrina Musick. The benefits and dangers of electronic cigarettes versus regular cigarettes: a literature review. Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee.

Middle Region

Belmont University

Nashville, Tennessee

18 April 2015

Chemistry

First Place--Rebecca Welch. New fluorination process by the microwave irradiated cross-coupling reaction of potassium aryltrifluoroborates and metal fluoride. Tennessee State University, Nashville, Tennessee.

Second Place--Daniel Beagan. Reactivity and analysis of a Schiff-base nickel(II) complex in acetonitrile with water. Belmont University, Nashville, Tennessee.

Third Place--Victoria Lim. Computational analysis on the conformational tunneling of glyoxylic acid. Belmont University, Nashville, Tennessee.

Bio I--Ecology/Zoology/Botany

First Place--Sonia Kadakia. Predator-induced behavior in snails by native and a novel crayfish. Belmont University, Nashville, Tennessee.

Second Place--Jackson Smith. A comparison of two pitfall trap designs to determine arthropod abundance in a deciduous old-growth forest in Davidson County, Tennessee. Belmont University, Nashville, Tennessee.

Third Place--Brielle Davis. Effect of previous experience and habituation on the anti-predator response in Elimia snails. Belmont University, Nashville, Tennessee.

Honorable Mention--John Gossen. Food quality of and preference for native and exotic plant leaves by the terrestrial isopod, Armadilidium vidgare. Belmont University, Nashville, Tennessee.

Bio II--Cellular/Microbiology/Health and Medical Science

First Place--Lauryn Bouldin. Override of thermal stimuli in Caenorhabditis elegans. Belmont University, Nashville, Tennessee.

Second Place--Justin Smith. Genetic manipulation increases rates of DNA exchange in the bacterium Acinetobacter baumannii. Belmont University, Nashville Tennessee.

Third Place--Stephanie Ray. Method for separating adenosine metabolites in C. elegans using the SRI Model 210D HPLC system. Belmont University, Nashville, Tennessee.

Honorable Mention--Ryan Honea and Emily Stark. Identifying factors outside the immune system leading to beta-cell apoptosis during the onset of diabetes mellitus type 1. Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, Tennessee.

Math/Engineering/Computer Science

First Place--Steven Purcell and Thomas Ruland. Applying the Euler-Cromer method to model a solar system. Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, Tennessee.

Second Place--Magdi Zaki. Centralized low cost control of field devices in a factory using ladder logic functions. Motlow State Community College, Smyrna, Tennessee.

Third Place--Oreoluwa Onabolu. Developing a discrete dynamic model of gas exchange in the lungs. Fisk University, Nashville, Tennessee.

Honorable Mention--Jabbar Ali. Investigation of statistics of failure modes and locations in bolts. Motlow State Community College, Smyrna, Tennessee.

Western Region

University of Memphis

Memphis, Tennessee

11 April 2015

Poster Presentations

First Place--Sara B. Brauninger. Measuring clonal diversity in stands of bamboo at Shelby Farms for Memphis Zoo pandas. University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee.

Second Place--Matthew Tom. Examination of mitochondrial and chloroplast DNA genetic variation in carrot, Daucus carota. University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee.

Third Place--Catherine K. Major. Comparison of germination rates of crop and wild agricultural species. University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee.

Oral Presentations

First Place (Tie)--Emily Hayward. Expression and purification of active Bone Morphogenetic Protein 4 (BMP4) for potential use as a novel anticancer therapeutic agent. Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee.

First Place (Tie)--Daniel Schenck. Testing of stream health of the Loosahatchie River using macroinvertebrates. Christian Brothers University, Memphis, Tennessee.

Second Place (Tie)--Brooke Joyce. An examination of tight junction protein expression in human brain microvascular endothelial cells (hBMEC) in the presence of conditioned media from medulloblastoma subtypes. Christian Brothers University, Memphis, Tennessee.

Second Place (Tie)--Alisha Patel. Morphological characterization of hemoparasites from small mammals living in forest fragments in Paraguay.

Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee.

Third Place (Tie)--Andrew Aristorenas. Diabetes attenuates metabolic oscillations regulated by circadian clock rhythms. Christian Brothers University, Memphis, Tennessee.

Third Place (Tie)--Madeline E. Carwile. Sexual behaviors of a female Sumatran tiger at the Memphis Zoo following Deslorelin implant. Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee.
COPYRIGHT 2015 Tennessee Academy of Science
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2015 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:Journal of the Tennessee Academy of Science
Date:Dec 1, 2015
Words:966
Previous Article:Distribution of a non-native gecko (Hemidactylus turcicus) in Tennessee.
Next Article:Growth of black crappies in two west Tennessee impoundments with implications for a reduced minimum length limit.
Topics:

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2019 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters