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Seventh Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in Chemistry on April 19, 2011 - 4/18/2011

Eleven Marian University students will present their original research on Tuesday, April 19, 2010 in the Grand Drawing Room of Stokely Mansion on campus. The research projects were conducted as a part of the students' coursework or internship; nearly all of the presentations satisfy some research requirement in CHE 360 / 380 / 498. The schedule follows.
Morning Session 9-11 a.m.
Jill Menegotto and Sinead Miller
Open Bench-Top Heck Reaction in Water: A New Green Experiment for the Undergraduate Organic Laboratory.
In conjunction with Dr. Carl S. Lecher.
Tom Sublett
Hydrogen Storage Materials for the Future: Synthesis and Dehydrogenation Studies of Ammonia Borane
In conjunction with  Dr. Roderick M. Macrae.
Grace Dibble and Brittany Strode
It Must Be in the Water: In Vivo Techniques to Determine Endocrine Disruptors in Aquatic Environments
In conjunction with Dr. Roderick M. Macrae and Dr. Sara O'Brien
Jamie Waller
Environmentally Benign Transformations of Vanillin
In conjunction with Dr. Carl S. Lecher
Afternoon Session
Zach McBride
Effects of Histone Variant Htzl on the Integrity of the Centromere in Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Cassie Freestone
Comparison of Turtle Population Structure and Parasite Load in a Closed Spring-Fed Pond and an Open Dredged Canal: Does Disturbance Matter?
In conjunction with Travis Ryan and Dr. Sara O'Brien
David Rose
Solving the Rare Earth Supply Crisis: Recovery of Neodymium from NdFeCoBMagnet Materials
In conjunction with Dr. Roderick M. Macrae
Lauren Steele
Site by Site Comparison of Disturbed Habitats and the Underlying Complexities of Avian Population Number and Behavioral Aggression Changes
In conjunction with Kyle McFerran and Dr. Sara O'Brien
Carrie Upchurch
Chemistry internship presentation