As the spring 2012 semester winds down at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, a number of student researchers are earning deserving spotlight and recognition for their projects and efforts.
The following is a list of UW Oshkosh students presenting at the April 27 “UW System Symposium for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity” at UW Parkside:
- Steven Bartel (Nadia Kaltcheva, Physics/Astronomy), Improved Distance Estimates to Galactic H II Regions.
- Kevin Moran (Nadia Kaltcheva, Physics/Astronomy), Centaurus Star-Forming Field Revisited.
- Jaime Castillo (Teri Shors, Biology/Microbiology), Comparing Punica granatum, Prunus cerasus, and Vaccinium macrocarpon Extracts for Intiviral Potency.
- Jefferson Lich (Stephanie May de Montigny, Anthropology), The Unique Culture of the Improvement Station.
- Holly Ozanich (Teri Shors, Biology/Microbiology), Comparing Punica granatum, Prunus cerasus, and Vaccinium macrocarpon Extracts for Intiviral Potency.
- Kristine Knox (Sabrina Mueller-Spitz, Biology/Microbiology), Physiological Characterization of Freshwater Deinococcus spp.
- Jessica De Larwelle (Erin Winterrowd, Psychology), Perceived Responsibility of Bullied Victims & Sex Differences among College Student’s Just World Beliefs.
- Matthew Knollenberg (Samuel David, Chemistry), A Novel Route to N-alkyl-3,5-disubstituted-2-pyridones.
- Mitchell Matheny (Nadia Kaltcheva, Physics/Astronomy), Spiral Structure in the First Quadrant of the Milky Way Galaxy.
- Eric Anderson (Jeff Lipschutz, Art), The Role of the Artist and International Politics: Human Rights Atrocities in Burma.
- Alexander Turinske (Nenad Stojilovic, Physics/Astronomy), Tailoring the Properties of Alumina Nanofibers by Doping with Nanoparticles.
- Scott Nelson (Nenad Stojilovic, Physics/Astronomy), Tailoring the Properties of Alumina Nanofibers by Doping with Nanoparticles.
- Kenneth Hanson (Nenad Stojilovic, Physics/Astronomy), Electrospun ZnO and TiO2-doped ZnO Nanofibers.
A number student scholarships were also awarded and recognitions given at the April 19 “Celebration of Scholarship” event on campus. They include:
Graduate School Award ($200)
- Effects of Environmental Complexity and Training on Foraging Behavior and Predator Avoidance of Captive Meadow Voles (Microtus pennsylvanicus) and Their Subsequent Survival in the Wild Amaranta Kozuch, Brittney Wiggins (Dr. M. Elsbeth McPhee, Biology & Microbiology).
- Reviving Singular They: Contemporary Usage of Gender-Neutral Pronouns Sandra Schaefer (Dr. Samantha Looker, English).
Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award ($100)
- Made to Make You Happy Miranda Morrissey (Barb Rosenthal, Art).
- Use of Mineral Drinks by Diverse Animal Species in East Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo Eric Fell (Dr. Stephanie Spehar, Anthropology).
- Physiological Characterization of Freshwater Deinococcus spp. Kristine Knox(Drs. Todd Kostman and Sabrina Mueller-Spitz, Biology & Microbiology).
- The Bismuth Effect Trevor Sires (Dr. Jennifer Schuttlefield, Chemistry).
Clow Social Science Award ($125)
- Emotional Expressivity Between the United States and Brazil Peter Truell, Branden Boegh (Kathleen Stetter, Psychology). Conflict Communication Styles in the United States and Brazil Megan Magelitz, Sonya Braun(Kathleen Stetter, Psychology).
Nursing Research Award ($200)
- Analysis of Nurse Educator Trends 2000-2008 (Phase 1) Dacia Hermes(Dr. Judith Westphal, Nursing).
Susan Surendonk, assistant director, Office of Grants & Faculty Development, submitted this announcement. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to contribute calendar items, campus announcements and other good news to UW Oshkosh Today.