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Student presentation awards at the 123[rd] meeting of the tennessee academy of science.

Oral Presentations

Botany

First Place--Jared Odell. Ten years of monitoring of federally threatened Scutellaria montana in Catoosa County, Georgia: findings and recommendations. University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Cell and Molecular Biology

First Place--Deepthi R. Koppula. Effect of Connexin 43 blockade on GT1-7 Cell Synchronization. Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, Tennessee.

Chemistry

First Place (tie)--Vanaja Reddy Bodeddula. Differential proteomic strategy to determine sub-lethal effects of gold-nanoparticles on Tetrahymena sp. Tennessee Tech University, Cookeville, Tennessee.

First Place (tie)--Brian Agee. Progress in the development of a parabolic solar reflector for use in organic synthesis reactions. Tennessee Tech University, Cookeville, Tennessee.

Second Place--Scotty Probasco. Progress towards the enantioselective total synthesis of hamigeromycin b: part II, preparation of the aromatic synthon. Tennessee Tech University, Cookeville, Tennessee.

Third Place--Mallory B. Miles. Computational study of acetylthiazole thiosemicarbazones. Tennessee Tech University, Cookeville, Tennessee.

Engineering and Engineering Technology

First Place--Daniel Henke. Assessing resiliency of mobile cyber-physical systems. Tennessee State University, Nashville Tennessee.

Second Place--Benjamin W. Morton. Augmented reality mechanism assembly system. Tennessee State University, Nashville, Tennessee.

Third Place--Jared Wagnac. Bandwidth analysis of video transmission in a distributed environment using Planet-Lab. Tennessee State University, Nashville, Tennessee.

Geology and Geography

First Place--Jonathan Petsch. Structures within the Walden Creek Group proximal to the confluence of the Hiwassee River and Wolf Creek, Polk County, Tennessee. University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Second Place Andrew Stevens. The nature of the contact between the Dean and Whilhite formations at milepost 16.5 along US Highway #64. University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Third Place--Chuck Sutherland. Cave entrance modeling using GIS. Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, Tennessee.

Math and Computer Science

First Place--Johnny L. King and Maurice Dawson. Evolving landscape of American politics with technology. Alabama A&M University, Normal, Alabama.

Second Place--Stephen J. Robinson. Finding an optimal baseball batting order. Belmont University, Nashville, Tennessee.

Third Place--Matthew Martin and Samuel N. Jator. Development of mathematical model to understand spread of Lyme disease. Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, Tennessee.

Physics and Astronomy

First Place--Gabrielle Baker. An Exploratory Study to Improve the Effectiveness of a Font-Kick in Martial Arts. Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee.

Science and Math Teaching

First Place--Jeffery W. Bonner. Understanding the effect of an active-learning strategy in a non-major biology course. Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Second Place--Heather L. Barker. Effect of a content-based science biology course on the attitudes of pre-service teachers toward teaching and learning science. Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Zoology

First Place--Katrina Moeller. Effectiveness of using silent counts and aural stimuli to detect Barred Owls in the area surrounding Reelfoot Lake, Tennessee. University of Tennessee at Martin, Martin, Tennessee.

Second Place--Deanna Long. An assessment of host-tick associations for small mammals in western Tennessee. The University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee.

Third Place--Lauren Madiera. Interspecific association between distantly related species, Odocoileus virgi-nianus and Meleagris gallopavo, in western Tennessee. The University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee.

Poster Presentations

Botany

First Place--Michael Beasley. Diatom biodiversity of Paw Paw Creek, a stream in the Reelfoot Lake watershed, northwest, Tennessee. University of Tennessee at Martin, Martin, Tennessee.

Second Place--Megan Swaine. Influence of invasive exotic plants on earthworm diversity. Belmont University, Nashville, Tennessee.

Third Place--Ashley R. Allen. A comparison of algae and chemical/physical water quality assessments in a spring fed, open field stream in Davidson County, Tennessee. Belmont University, Nashville, Tennessee.

Cell and Molecular Biology

First Place--Joel B. McNeil. Exon profile of Human Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) in noncancerous breast epithelium using HMEC and MCF-10A cell lines. Lipscomb University, Nashville, Tennessee.

Second Place--Nathaniel Owens. Cin-4, a protein with homology to the catalytic domain of topoisomerase II, is specific to neural development in C. elegans. Lipscomb University, Nashville, Tennessee.

Third Place--Daniel Hutchison. Endothelial Cell Activation by Synthetic Laminin Peptide QSLDL. Lipscomb University, Nashville, Tennessee.

Chemistry

First Place--Serene Tai. Synthesis of novel bis-1,2,4-triazines via telescoped condensation of [1,10]-phenanthroline-2,9-dicarbonitrile with aromatic 1,2-dicarbonyls. Tennessee Tech University, Cookeville, Tennessee.

Second Place--Chelsey D. Williams-Miles. The surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy of aniline derivatives. Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Third Place--Alexander H. Cleveland. Progress towards the enantioselective total synthesis of hamigeromycin b: part I, preparation of the polyketide synthon. Tennessee Tech University, Cookeville, Tennessee.

Engineering and Engineering Technology

First Place--Orlando S. Hoilett. Transendothelial electrical resistance measurements of the brain-on-a-chip (BoC). Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee.

Second Place--Nathan Beeten. Development of an automated three pump system for microfluidic devices. Vanderbilt University, Nashville Tennessee.

Third Place--A lyxandria Henry. Security complications in electronic voting. Tennessee State University, Nashville, Tennessee.

Geology and Geography

First Place--Elizabeth B. Johnson. Analysis of possible Memphis earthquake zones and their geological impact on the area. Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, Tennessee.

Health and Medical Sciences

First Place--Aditya V. Karhade and Corrie R. Camalier. Music makes you lose control: emotional music's role in the facilitation of movement. Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee.

Second Place--Crystal N. LeBlanc and Jennifer T. Thomas. The evaluation of type I interferons in HPV-positive cervical cancer cells and the influence of infection with Candida albicans. Belmont University, Nashville, Tennessee.

Third Place--Danielle Joslin, Mark Messmer, Zackary Inman and Chad Brooks. Characterizing the antifungal effects of isovaleric acid. Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, Tennessee.

Microbiology

First Place--Cameron D. Mac Quarrie. Immunoprotea-some subunit expression levels in response to TNF-a. Lipscomb University, Nashville, Tennessee.

Second Place--Matthew Martin. Construction of an in vivo gene expression detection system to be used in Borrelia burgdorferi, the causative agent of human Lyme disease. Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, Tennessee.

Third Place--K Ali Keith. Immunoproteasome subunit expression levels in response to IFN-y. Lipscomb University, Nashville, Tennessee.

Physics and Astronomy

First Place--Taylor A. Morris. Exoplanent science with OSCAAR at the Cordell-Lorenz Observatory. The University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee.

Second Place--Eshirdanya McGhee. Velocity perturbations distributions of the fragments of Iridium 33 Satellite. Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University, Normal, Alabama.

Third Place--Xavier Watt. Velocity perturbations distributions of the fragments of Cosmos 2251 Satellite. Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University, Normal, Alabama.

Science and Math Teaching

First Place--Jennifer Parrish and Katlin O'Connor. Getting the dirt on composting and elementary student perception about the process of science. Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Zoology

First Place--Haley Ellison. Effect of starvation on heart physiology of Anopheles gambiae. Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee.

Second Place--Kari Morse. Community analysis of exotic and native worms at Shelby Bottoms Greenway and Nature Park, Nashville, Tennessee. Belmont University, Nashville, Tennessee.

Third Place--Kristin Cornwell. The effect of evolutionarily conserved neuromodulator, serotonin, on behavior in Drosophila melanogaster. University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky.
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Date:Mar 1, 2014
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