During the fifth summer of the ACRoSS seminar series we had 41 students from 11 departments and programs (Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Communication Arts, English, Environmental Science, Neuroscience, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Spanish) present their summer research projects to an audience of faculty, students, administrators, and campus visitors. The audience size averaged 85 for the nine weeks of ACRoSS presentations.
ACRoSS 2012 Schedule
Wed, June 13, 2012
Erin Nawrocki (Biology ’13), Austin Becker (Biology ’13) and Professor Tricia Humphreys (Biology) Biofilm formation in bacteria and antibiotic resistance mechanisms
Dylan McCreary (Neuroscience ’13), Kelly Smith (Neuroscience ’13), Jaclyn DeCoursey (Neuroscience, ’14), and Professor Lauren French (Biology and Neuroscience) Summer fun with ion channels
Stacia-Fe Gillen (Environmental Science ’13), Lauren Deem (Environmental Science ’13) and Professor Rich Bowden (Environmental Science) Penn’s Wood Project
Tues, June 19, 2012
Abby Dishler (Biochemistry ’13), Jessica Kent (Chemistry ’13), and Professor Marty Serra (Chemistry and Biochemistry) Determining the secondary structure of RNA using fluorescent probes.
Daisy Guzman (Psychology/Spanish ’14), Laurel McNish (Undecided ’14), and Professor Brian Saltsman (Psychology) Racial and ethnic identify formation and recognition. Collegiate roommate selection and preference at predominately white institutions.
Elliott Hasenkopf (Chemistry ’14), Matthew Uhlman (Chemistry ’14), and Professor Ryan Van Horn (Chemistry) Sequential Crystallization in Biocompatible Block Copolymer Films
Tues, June 26, 2012
Dana D’Amico (´13; Biology), Colleen Friel (’13; Biochemistry), and Professor Catharina Coenen (Biology and Biochemistry). Luciferase imaging of root auxin activity and Auxin control of root exudation
Allison Nettnin (English ’13), Professor Julie Wilson (Communication Arts), and Professor Emily Yochim (Communication Arts) Women’s work in the digital age
Jessica Giles (Biology ’13), Linnea Homa (Biochemistry ’13), and Professor Christy Donmoyer (Biology and Neuroscience) Genes and retinal degeneration
Tues, July 3, 2012
Sharon Zavala ’15, Alyssa Rooks ’15, and Professor Mark Neff (Environmental Science) Do universities and publishers constrain ecologists’ ability to do useful work?
Dan Marcus (History ’13) and Professor Ian Binnington (History) The Nationalist Quarter in your pocket
Sahar Arbab (Environmental Science ’13) and Wendy Kedzierski (Creek Connections Project Manager). Creek Connections Summer Programming and New EPA Grant
Tues, July 10, 2012
Tim Grabnic (Chemistry ’13) and Professor Mark Ams (Chemistry) Measuring the weakest intermolecular forces
Taylor Hinton (Environmental Studies ’14) and Professor Kate Darby (Environmental Science) Knowledge acquisition and transfer among low-income household gardeners in Meadville
Tues, July 17, 2012
Amanda Woodside (Neuroscience ’13) and Professor Caryl Waggett (Environmental Science) Getting a finger on the pulse of the region: Gathering data for the regional community health assessment
Caity Braham (Neuroscience ’13) and Professor Kristen Webb (Biology) Domestic dog mitochondrial control region haplotype frequences in Alaska and Hawaii
Korey Bartolomeo (Biology ’13), Aaron Haag (Biology ’13), Max Hennessy (Biology ’13), and Professor Brad Hersh (Biology) Filling the gaps in insect immunity and evolution
Tues, July 24, 2012
Zach Silberman (Physics ’13), Jake Vingless (Physics ’13), and Professor Jamie Lombardi (Physics) Sellar mergers
Matt Kelly (Political Science ’14) and Professor Sharon Wesoky (Political Science) Need and desire: Marxist and Buddhist conceptions of the conditioned self
Tues, July 31, 2012
Rachel Stegeman (Biochemistry ’13), Ryan Kotecki (Biochemistry ’13), and Professor Alice Deckert (Chemistry and Biochemistry) How fast does it go?
Keiron Stoddart (Physics ’13), Vince Palmer (Physics ’14), and Professor Doros Petasis (Physics) 1) Electron spin transitions in prussian blue analogues 2) Magnetic properties of rare earth metal compounds
Lauren Deem (Environmental Science ’13) and Professor Rich Bowden (Environmental Science) Soil carbon at Bousson
Tues, Aug 7, 2012
Michael Kastelic (Biochemistry ’13), Sean Carnahan (Biochemistry ’13), and Professor Ivy Garcia (Chemistry) Understanding the dynamic nature of proteins
Kevin Griffin (Communication Arts ’13) and Professor River Branch (Communication Arts) Media and democracy: Global narratives during economic crisis
Gabrielle Stitt (English,Creative Writing ’13) and Professor Ishita Sinha Roy (Communication Arts) Customer satisfaction: Artistic freedom and the mass effect 3 ending controversy