Awards

In 2018, each student who presented at the Winchell Undergraduate Research Symposium received a certificate of participation. Each student who registered to attend Winchell by the deadline had his or her abstract included in the Journal of Abstracts. In addition, students who gave oral presentations received written feedback and were eligible for "best in session" awards. Students who gave poster presentations were visited by judges and eligible for "judge's choice" awards. Students who indicated that they were members of the Tri Beta Biology Honor Society during registration were eligible for awards from Tri Beta.


2018 ORAL PRESENTATION BEST IN SESSION AWARDS

CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS

NOVEL SYNTHESIS OF NEW OXAZOLIDINONE ANTIMICROBIAL AGENT

Ashley Roux and J. Thomas Ippoliti (Advisor)

Department of Chemistry, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN


ECOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

CHARACTERIZATION OF GRAY SQUIRREL (Sciurus carolinesis) LEAF NESTS ON AN URBAN COLLEGE CAMPUS

Brooke Maruska and Joseph Whittaker (Advisor)

Department of Biology, Concordia College–Moorhead, Moorhead, MN


A MATHMATICAL MODEL OF SOLAR ENERGY, TEMPERATURE, AND ALTITUDE: AN APPLICATION FOR HIGH-ALTITUDE BALLOONS

Akshay Naik and James Flaten (Advisor)

Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Minnesota–Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN

CELL BIOLOGY & PHYSIOLOGY

CONTRACTILE RESPONSE OF Mus musculus STOMACH TISSUE AFTER APPLICATION OF BLUE COHOSH AND TWO OF ITS CONSTITUENTS 

Andrew Kremer and Teresa Degolier (Advisor)

Department of Biology, Bethel University, St. Paul, MN

BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

ANTI-INFLAMMATORY EFFECTS OF Helichrysum italicum ON RAW 264.7 MACROPHAGES

Stephanie Peterson and Joyce Doan (Advisor)

Department of Biology, Bethel University, St Paul, MN



2018 POSTER SESSION JUDGE'S CHOICE AWARDS

CRANIAL PROSTHESIS FOR CHRONIC, PAN-CORTICAL TWO-PHOTON IMAGING IN BEHAVING MICE

Nahom Mossazghi, Leila Ghanbari, Mathew Ryans, Russell Carter, Judith Dominguez, Jay Jia Hu, Suhasa Kondandaramaiah (Advisor) and Timothy Ebner (Advisor)

Department of Mechanical Engineering & Department of Neuroscience, University of Minnesota–Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN


DIFFERENTIAL PROTEIN EXPRESSION OF FIBROLAMELLAR HEPATOCELLULAR CARCINOMA (FL-HCC)

Tierra Bender, Rondell Graham, Linda Hasadsri, Adam Hildebrandt, Lauren Magnuson, Desiree A. Reding, Michael Torbenson, and Mary Ann Yang (Advisor)

Department of Biology, Concordia University–St. Paul, St. Paul, MN & Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN


EFFECTS OF LITTER SIZE AND GENDER IN JUVENILE EASTERN CHIPMUNK (Tamias striatus) SURVIVAL

Jacob Carson, Kaitlin Marsaa, and Pamela Freeman (Advisor)

Department of Biology, The College of Saint Scholastica, Duluth, MN


SELF-ASSEMBLY OF PENTAMERIC MACROCYCLES THROUGH ALKENE METATHESIS OF BIS(4-VINYLBENZENE)METHYL DERIVATIVES

Joseph A. Romo and Dennis D. Cao (Advisor)

Department of Chemistry, Macalester College, St. Paul, MN


PHOSPHORYLATION PATTERNS IN MOSS WITH VARYING DEGREES OF DESICCATION TOLERANCE

Brenna Walton and Amy Verhoeven (Advisor)

Department of Biology, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN

 

BIOPLASTIC: COMBINING SEAWEED AND LOBSTERS TO CREATE A NEW GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY PEDAGOGY

Alexandra Ward and Graeme R. A. Wyllie (Advisor)

Department of Chemistry, Concordia College-Moorhead, Moorhead, MN


ISOMORPHISM IN HETEROPENTACYCLES: CRYSTAL STRUCTURE OF A 1,2,4-OXADIAZOLE AND COMPARISON TO ITS ISOTERIC ANALOGUES

Maria Neuzil and William Ojala (Advisor)

Department of Chemistry, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN


STUDYING POLIO TITERS IN INTERNATIONALLY ADOPTED CHILDREN

Priya George, Guillaume Onyeaghala, Cynthia Howard (Advisor), and Judith Eckerle (Advisor)

Division of Global Pediatrics, University of Minnesota–Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN


UTILIZING PROTEIN PRENYLATION TO MODIFY EpCAM-TARGETING DARPins WITH AN AZIDE-CONTAINING ISOPRENOID ANALOG

Shelby Auger and Mark Distefano (Advisor)

Department of Chemistry, St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN & University of Minnesota–Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN

 

Priya George explains her research to a peer during the poster session.