ACRoSS 2011

During the forth summer of the ACRoSS seminar series we had 51 students and 24 faculty from 18 departments and programs (Art, Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Communication Arts, Computer Science, Geology, Economics, English, Environmental Science, Geology, Mathematics, Neuroscience, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Spanish) present their research projects to an audience of faculty, students, and administrators.

ACRoSS 2011 Schedule

Wed, June 8, 2011

Caitlyn Neidig (Physics ’12), Ryan Scruggs (Physics ’12) Mengjue (Vivien) Zhou (Undeclared ’13) and Professor Adele Poynor Torigoe (Physics)
Water on a Hydrophobic Surface

Mirno Pasquali (Political Science and Environmental Science ’12) and Professor Eric Pallant (Environmental Science)
Cooking with Gas: Producing bio-methane for and from a Bosnian fish hatchery

Tues, June 14, 2011

Anthony Hessel (Biology ’12), Catherine Youngs (Biology ’12) and Professor Lisa Whitenack (Biology)
Jack be nimble, jack be quick: locomotion, escape, & regeneration in salamanders

Laura O’Campo (Psychology ’13) and Professor Vika Gardner (Philosophy and Religious Studies)
Searching for Regional Muslim Communities and Their History

Wed, June 22, 2011

Lauren Ryan (English ’13) and Professor Aisha Lockridge (English)
Identifying the Magical Negro/Magical Negress in Film

Chyna Strickland (Comm Arts ’13) and Professor Soledad Caballero (English)
Representations of Race and Passion in Charlotte Dacre’s Gothic Novels

Tues, June 28, 2011

Michael McCann (Biochemistry ’12), Liz McMichael (Biochemistry ’12), Eric Mastrogiacomo (Biochemistry ’12) and Professor Marty Serra (Chemistry and Biochemistry)
RNA: DNA’s Cousin

Dana D’Amico (Biology ’13), Amber Wetzel (Biology ’12), Garrett Gleeson (Biology ’12) and Professor Catharina Coenen (Biology and Biochemistry)
Whose hormone is it anyway? — Auxin signaling in plants and in bacteria

Tues, July 5, 2011

Jay Bruce (Biology ’12) and Professor Christy Donmoyer (Biology and Neuroscience)
Live and Let Die: the James Bond approach to photoreceptors

Zachary Mendel (Computer Science ’12) and Professor Matt Jadud (Computer Science)
Modeling Programmer Behavior

Tues, July 12, 2011

Winnie Wong (Biochemistry ’12), John Steib (Biochemistry ’12), Ryan Ridenour(Biochemistry ’12) and Professor Ivy Garcia (Chemistry
Understanding how proteins bind substrates and catalyze reactions

Danny Jacobs, Mike Vlah (’13), Rebekah Petroff, and Professor Ron Mumme (Biology)
Plumage pattern as a foraging adaptation in the Hooded Warbler

Teresa Bensel (Studio Art ’12), Emma Cook (Environmental Science ’12), Adrienne Nelson (Environmental Science ’13), Paula Frisch (Environmental Science/Art ’11), and Professor Amara Geffen (Art)  Engaging Community and Transforming Place: Arts-based Community Development

Tues, July 19, 2011

Ashley Baronner (Biology ’13), Taylor Katherman (Political Science ’12), Ariana Lyons (Spanish ’13) and Professor Caryl Waggett (Environmental Science)
Healthy Homes-Healthy Children: Motivating and evaluating behavioral changes in families to improve children’s health in the region

Keiron Stoddart (Physics ’13) and Professor Doros Petasis (Physics and Biochemistry)
Synthesis of Rare Earth Crystals for Low-Temperature ESR Spectroscopy

Tues, July 26, 2011

Christopher Daczkowski (Chemistry ’12), Timothy Grabnic (Chemistry ’13), and Professor Mark Ams (Chemistry)
Measurement and application of weak intermolecular forces

Patricia Kobak (class of ’14) and Professor Bob Roos (Computer Science)
The Art of Evolution; the Evolution of Art

Tues, Aug 2, 2011

Sean Carnahan (Biochemistry ’13) and Professor Ann Kleinschmidt (Biology and Biochemistry)
Interrogating the Peroxidase Superfamily

Travis Charlton (Bioinformatics ’12) and Professor Kristen Webb (Biology)
Assembly and Analysis of the Trichinella spirals Nuclear Genome from Next Generation Sequenced Short Reads

Samantha Tucker (Biology ’12) and Professor Kristen Webb (Biology)
Genetic Diversity of Carp at the Pymatuning Spillway as Compared to other Areas of Pymatuning Lake

Tues, Aug 9, 2011

John Conant (Mathematics & Art ’12), Nivetha Ramasubramanian (Mathematics ’13) and Professor Matt Clay (Mathematics)
Separability of Elements in a Free Group

Brooke Kindler (Geology ’13), Lucas Carrion (Geology ’13), Erin Birsic (Geology ’13), and Professor Ron Cole (Geology)
Can’t Take It For Granite In Southern Alaska

Lisbeth Pedroza (Studio Art ’13), Nicholas Ozorak (Communication Arts ’13), and Professor Darren Lee Miller (Art)
Photography and Community: (Sub)culture and a sustainable community

Tues, Aug 16, 2011

Chris Brennan (Physics ’13), Tyler Danzey (Economics ’13), Dan Eiben (Economics ’13), Cory Rectenwald (Economics & Mathematics ’13), Thuc Vu (Economics ’12), and Professor Don Goldstein (Economics)
New Economy for a Warming Region

Keegan Henrikson (Economics ’12) and Professor Steve Onyeiwu (Economics)
The State of the Tooling and Machining Industry in Crawford and Erie Counties