The 8th Annual

NC State University

Undergraduate Summer Research Symposium

 

Listing of Participants

 

 

Your presentation time is listed next to your name/title listing.

 

All students are to set up their posters at the symposium by 12:50 p.m.

 

Session I: 1:30 – 2:45 p.m.

Session II: 2:45 – 4:00 p.m.

 

 

You must stand by your poster and be available for questions during your presentation time;

however, all students are expected to be at the symposium the entire afternoon and attend the reception.

 


 

This listing of participants is arranged first by program and then in order of the corresponding author's last name. Please check your listing carefully to be sure that all the information is correct. Any corrections to be made should be sent immediately to Sharon E. Hunt.

 

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Center for Integrated Fungal Research

Presentation Time

Title of Presentation and Author(s)

 

Brumfield. Leethaniel

Bioinformatic Elucidation of Consensus Phosphorylation Motifs Utilizing Inter-Species Functional Data

abstract

II

Shows, Angela L.

Ubiqutin-mediated Proetolysis and Magnaporthe oryzae

abstract

I

 

 

 

 

Computation for Undergraduate Statistics Program (CUSP)

Presentation Time

Title of Presentation and Author(s)

 

Bader, Nicole J.

Johnson, Terri

Kent, Meghan R.

Rice, Jenna

Modeling the Dynamics of Corporate Credit Ratings

abstract

I

Wisner, Emily E.

Gulledge, Kristen E.

When Will House Prices Hit Bottom?

abstract

II

Wu, Christine

Pigg, John R.

The "Failures" of Risk Management

abstract

I

 

 

 

Design Tech

Presentation Time

Title of Presentation and Author(s)

 

Arehart, Tyler S.

Gilliam, Ryan E.

Mennecke, Britta L.

Skinning Skimmer: News with Aesthetic Appeal

abstract

I

Clay, Paul

Clemens, Ryan

WallView3D: Visualization of Facebook Wall Posts

abstract

II

Malbrough, Yaphet

FixIt

abstract

I

Roller,Stephen

EarthView: Using the Unity3D Game Engine to Visualize Packet Sniffing

abstract

II

 

 

 

 

HHMI Reaching Incoming Students Enrichment (RISE)

Presentation Time

Title of Presentation and Author(s)

 

Beane, Jennifer B.

Does the Ciliated Protozoan Tetrahymena  Influence the Survival of the Food-borne Pathogen Listeria monocytogenes?

abstract

I

Bulfin, Mary P.

The Gas Mask: Plants’ Secret Alliance with Methane

abstract

II

Childress, Ashley E.

The Effects of Drought, Temperature, and Herbivory on Soybeans

abstract

I

Jiang, Wendi

Prevalence and Clone Stability in Multidrug Resistant Campylobacter coli from Turkeys in North Carolina

abstract

II

Klumpe, Heidi E.

Avoiding Sidewalk Omelets: A Multi-objective Approach to the Egg-drop Competition

abstract

I

Manzer, Oliver R.

Natural Metabolic Weight Gain of Drosophila

abstract

II

Miller, John T. N.

Recreating the Human Auditory Ossicles through Tissue Engineering

abstract

I

Mitchell, Shaneice R.

Do Kisspeptin Neurons in the Arcuate Synapse on Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone Neurons?

abstract

II

Monian, Brinda

Optimization of a Mock Blood Flow Circuit for In-Situ Monitoring of Stent Migration and Deformation

abstract

I

Schuster, Brian G.

Refining Vegetable Oil and Grease for Biodiesel

abstract

II

Turner, John M.

Multivariate Decisions and Optimization through the Engineering Design Process and Utility Theory

abstract

I

 

 

 

 

Howard Hughes Research Scholars (HHRS)

Presentation Time

Title of Presentation and Author(s)

 

Hysong, Lauren H.

Comparison of Gene Expression in the Embryonic and Adult CNS of Drosophila melanogaster

abstract

II

 

 

 

 

Independent Summer Researchers

Presentation Time

Title of Presentation and Author(s)

 

Aldereguia, Christina

Adames, Angel F.

Radar Observations in Drizzle Cell Transitions from the VOCALS Field Campaign

abstract

I

Allen, Andrew T.

A "Shocking" New Lease on Life

abstract

I

Apilli, Bellanov S.

Richardson, Lydia

Alexander, Cory R.

Fault-Based Combinatorial Testing of Web Services

abstract

II

Austin, Christopher D.

Binding Specificity between the Third Intracellular Loop of M3 Receptor and the DEP Domain of the R7 Subfamily of RGS Proteins

abstract

II

Causey, William D.

Air Atomization of PEO for Possible Applications in Mass Throughput Electrospinning

abstract 

I

Davis, Kathleen P.

Cloning and Expression of the RafRBD

abstract

II

Eltaraboulsi, Rami R.

Cloning West Nile Virus cDNA Mutants 

abstract

I

Greene, Jodie F.

Mimicking of Iron-sulfur Cluster Proteins: Synthesis of Half-amphiphilic Dendrimer

abstract

II

Kim, Frances Y.

Whisnant, Adam W.

Identification of Target Genes for microRNA miR-10a

abstract

I

McDowell, Zachary T.

MARCKS Protein is Critically Important during Early Development of Zebrafish (Danio rerio)

abstract

II

Osborne, Nathaniel L.
Residual Woody Biomass Inventory Techniques: A Comparative Analysis of Prism Sweep and Line Intersect Sampling Methods
abstract

II

Parikh, Mihir K.

Purification and Raf Binding of the Double Ras Mutant (Q61L/Y32F)

abstract

I

Rosales, Christopher R.

A Potential Novel Interaction between RGS7-binding Protein and p114RhoGEF

abstract

I

Skau, Erik W.

Formation of Omniphobic Surfaces from Beaded Nanofibers

abstract         

II

Tamborini, Stephanie A.

Expression of Newcastle Disease Virus Fusion Gene

abstract

I

Youngs, Katherine M.

An Analysis of Economic Impact on the Sandy Point Development

abstract

I

 

 

 

Initiative for Maximizing Student Diversity (IMSD) Program

Presentation Time

Title of Presentation and Author(s)

 

Cruz, Phoebe M.

Multiple Solvent Crystal Structures of Rap1a

abstract

II

Dereje, Simona

PFK Gene Expression in the Brains of Thalassoma bifasciatum

abstract

I

Hardin, Joseph W.

MANS Peptide Decreases the Rate of Proliferation in a Lung Cancer Cell Line

abstract

II

Herrera, Helen R.

Preliminary Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the HELPS Program When Implemented with the Newly Created HELPS Curriculum Reading Passages

abstract

I

Igboko, Chima U.

Gait Analysis of Turkey Spiral Femurs

abstract

II

Kornahrens, William J.

The Effects of Different Substrates on Growth of Anaerobic Fermentative Hyperthermophiles

abstract

I

Lowe, Ashley N.

Parent-Child Attachment Styles in Emotion Conversation

abstract

II

Mannan, Mikail A.

Strain Measurement Study

abstract

I

Oxendine, James C.

Drosophila Melanogaster as a Model System for Human Glaucoma

abstract

II

Paige, Melanie A.

Lowe, Ashley

Emotion Discussion: An Investigation of the Relationship between Parenting Beliefs and Children's Social Competence

abstract

I

Rahhal, Tojan B.

Sp2 is a Required Gene for Mammalian Development

abstract

II

Robinson, Detric E.

Behavior and Encapsulation of Porcine Trypsin

abstract

I

Shelton, Christian S.

Credit Card Debt among College Students: Relations with Student Age and Level of Distress

abstract

II

Sough, Ashley M.

Patterson, Natalie G.

Carbohydrate Metabolism in Sulfolobus solfataricus

abstract

I

Young, Melissa L.

Multiple Solvent Crystal Structures Method of Protein BAF

abstract

II

 

 

 

 

 NC State REU in Modeling and Industrial Applied Mathematics

Presentation Time

Title of Presentation and Author(s) 
 

Akopian, Sona

Iles, Caitlin

Woodruff, William R.

Modeling Ultrasound Imaging in Cardiovascular Tissue

abstract

I

Andujar, Cynthia L.

Forstall, Virginia H.

Tallis, William J.

Designing a Doubly Convergent Multiple Beam Electron Gun

abstract

II

Brown, Martin E.

Broadbent, Mary E.

Penner, Kevin L.

Davis, Dominique D.

A Comparison of Algorithms for Subset Selection

abstract

I

Ito, Satoru

Viscoelastic Properties of the Arterial Wall

abstract

II

Keegan, Lindsay

Hou, Mark

Hall, Eric

Costa, Lillian

Modeling the Spread of Novel H1N1 Influenza

abstract

I

Mitchell, Kristy

Kraakmo, Kristina
Brandon, Madison
Predicting Tumor Incidence due to Dimethylarsinic Acid in Rats
abstract
II

Moeller, Daniel P.

Holodnak, John T.

May, Chandler J.

Rush vs. Pass: Modeling the NFL

abstract

I

Nieves, Stephanie R.

Chiu, Yin T.

Garnaat, Lynn M.

Rivas, Victoria G.

Stochastic Particle-Based Model of Cell Rearrangements

abstract

II

Peterson, Anne L.

Darmon, David M.

Vasquez, Feliz A.

Patient-Specific Parameter Estimation Using Mathematical Models of Cerebral Autoregulation

abstract

I

Taylor, Scott W.

Richardson, William A.

Zhang, Teressa

Terry, Jessica R.

Mortgage-backed Securities (MBS) Pricing and the Risks Behind

abstract

II

Voegele, Chad A.

Piasio, Jennifer L.

Gravitational Binding in Charged Spherically Symmetric Objects

abstract

I

Wheeless, William B.

Carter, Stephen A.

Goswami, Pulak

Griffin, Felicia R.

Differential Inequalities & Maximum Principles

abstract

II

 

 

NC State Undergraduate Research Awards

Presentation Time

Title of Presentation and Author(s) 
 

 

 

Antonelli, Ray Redox

Modified Plant Viral Nanoparticles Display Specificity in Cell Targeting, Revealing Potential Mechanisms for Fluorescent Cell Targeting

Assays, Gene Therapy, and Targeted Drug Delivery

abstract

I

Holliday, Meghan D.

Intention Meets Reality: Interweaving Graphic and Textile Design

abstract

II

Kan, I Wei (Grace)

Blakely, Catherine G.

Curry, Amy

Incorporating Photocatalysis into the Undergraduate Laboratory

abstract
I

Kaufman, Mark C.

Hester, Zach A.

Dynamic Modeling of a Tumbleweed Rover

abstract

II

Keith, Adam C.

Cosmic Dust Stability with Stochastic Temperature Fluctuations

abstract

I

Kurtz, Anna M.

The Effects of Perceived Cognitive Overqualification on Counterproductive Work Behaviors

abstract

II

Marley, Daniel E.

Design and Development of a Muon Veto System for an Ultra-Cold Neutron Lifetime Experiment

abstract

I

Marlowe, Ashley E.

Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Collagen Diseases

abstract

II

Pridgen, Brice O.

Sakhare, Ashwin R. 

Modification of a Kerrison Rongeur to Include Bone-Collection and Suction Capabilities

abstract

I

Sherbert, Brittany M.

Molecular Comparison of a Babesia microti-like Piroplasm Found in North American Foxes to the Virulent Babesia microti-like Parasite Found in Spanish Dogs  

abstract

II

Taaffe, Caitlin A.

Optimizing Global Tensile Strain for Maximum Calcium Deposition by Human Adipose-derived Stem Cells

abstract

I

van Halsema, Leah K.

A State of (Dis)repair: Civil War Reparations in Santiago Atitlán, Guatemala

abstract

II

Wang, Shuxin

Examination of the Interactive Effects of Temperature, Nitrogen Deposition, and Mycorrhizal Fungi Inoculation on Switchgrass Growth and Uptake of Nutrients

abstract

I

Whisnant, Adam W.

Identification of Potential Target Genes of the Novel Chicken Specific miRNA, miR-NC-57

abstract

II

Wilkins, Christie L.

The Mechanical Destruction of The Blood Suckers: Haematobia irritans on a Pasture-Based Dairy Unit

abstract

I

 

 

 

 

NSF Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) SRE

Presentation Time

Title of Presentation and Author(s) 

 

Adames, Angel F.

Aldereguia, Christina

Analysis of Diurnal Trends in Stratocumulus Drizzle from the VOCALS Field Campaign

abstract

II

Freeman, Kenda T.

The Effects of Diet on Weight and Gene Expression in Drosophila melanogaster

abstract

II

Gierbolini Norat, Estela M.

The Genetic Basis of Variation in Response to Ethyl Acetate in a Wild-Derived Population of Drosophila melanogaster

abstract

I

Marrero Torres, Ricardo J.

Purification and Refolding of Peptides in Magnetically Aligned Bicelles and Nanopores

abstract

II

McDuffie, Andria M.

Diversifying the Electrical and Computer Engineering Field

abstract

I

Negrón Abril, Yashira L.

Development and Characterization of Reagents for the Improved Mass Spectral Detection and Quantification of N-linked Glycans Derived from Plasma Glycoproteins

abstract

II

Rivera de Jesús, Yanixa

Cytuaxzoon felis ITS Genotypes Are Not Useful for Determining the Outcome of Cytauxzoonosis In Domestic Cats

abstract

I

Robles, Yarret A.

Synthesis of Fluorescent 2-Azaanthracenes via Microwave-Assisted [2+2+2] Cyclotrimerization Reactions

abstract

II

Slocum, Jamar A.

Crack Depth of Articular Cartilage under Various Loading Conditions

abstract

I

Thomas, Illiana B.

Graphing Calculators: Promotion, Perception, and Use

abstract

II

Williams, Morika D.

Establishment and Analysis of Immunohistochemical Staining for Tumor Suppressor Protein, P53, on Feline Lung Tumors

abstract

I

 

 

NSF Chemistry REU Program

Presentation Time

Title of Presentation and Author(s) 

 

Arroyo-Pacheco, Alejandro D.

New Chiral Auxiliaries for Asymmetric Synthesis of Piperidine Derivatives

abstract

II

Brumby, Breland G.

 A Comparison of the Sorptive Capabilities of Zinc Chloride and the CZX Halozeotype Materials

abstract

I

Garcia, Deborah

Investigation of Porphyrin Formation under Plausible Prebiotic Earth Conditions

abstract

II

Hudson-Davis, Morgan L.

Synthesis and Characterization of Asymmetric Polyguanides

abstract

I

Kimes, Keri L.

Comparison of Platinum, Platinized Carbon, and Carbon Disc-Microelectrodes in the Detection of Hydrogen Peroxide Using Fast Scan Cylic Voltammetry

abstract

II

Lafontaine, Scott R.

The Synthesis of a Diverse Set of Focused Chemical Libraries Based on a 4-Pentylphenyl Moiety as Antibiotic and Biofilm Modulating Small Molecules

abstract

I

Liang, Alexandria D.

Spectroscopic Characterization of Dehaloperoxidase Mutations:  An investigation of Radical Location in the Catalytic Mechanism

abstract

II

Rodríguez, Dianny M.

Molten Flux Synthesis and Characterization of the Half-Metallic Double Perovskites Sr2CrMO6 (M = Re or W)

abstract

I

White, Patrick R.

Surface Area of a Molecule/Expansion of Electrostatic Interactions

abstract

II

Yablonski, Joshua D.

Iridium Catalyzed Aerobic Oxidation of Alcohols

abstract

I

 

 

NSF Electrical and Computer Engineering REU Program

Presentation Time

 

 

Title of Presentation and Author(s)

 

Appel, Jennie H.

Detecting Defects in 3D Integrated Circuits

abstract

II

Bowen, Patrick T.

Rigorous Optical Modeling of Materials with Completely Arbitrary Permittivity and Conductivity via the FDTD Split-field Method

abstract 

I

Casarona, Jeff M.

Improving an Underwater Ultrasonic Communication System Using Viterbi Decoding

abstract 

II

Ebgi, Asaf

Intelligent Memory Hierarchy Optimization

abstract 

I

Garvan, Margaret R.

Influence of Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) by Au Nanoparticles on Organic Solar Cell Devices

abstract 

II

Lopez, Victor G.

Designing a High Power and High Frequency Transformer

abstract

I

Mills, Steven C.

Fabrication and Performance of Self Assembled Nanoparticle Floating Gate Transistors

abstract

II

Sampson, Richard A.

Parallelization of Multi-core Simulators

abstract

I

Stout, John E.

Enhanced Mid-wave Infrared Optics of Liquid Crystal Polymers Using Carbon Nanotubes

abstract

II

Whyland, Jon T.
Improved Efficiency of Organic Polymer Solar cells through the Use of Nanoimrpint Lithography 

abstract

I

Zmroczek, Lucas R.

Lithium-Ion Battery Modeling for the Development of Electric Vehicle Batteries

abstract

II

 

 

NSF FREEDM Systems Center REU

Presentation Time

 

 

Title of Presentation and Author(s)

 

Crumpler, Matthew T.

A Graphical User Interface to Control MPPTs for Scalable Photovoltaic Power Systems

abstract

I

Emly, Alexandra C.

Anode Materials for Lithium-Ion Batteries

abstract

II

Fregosi, Daniel J.


Controlling the Inverter Stage of the Solid State Transformer 

abstract

I

Hill, Lamar R.O.

Direct Current Circuit Breakers for Protection of SST Bus

abstract

II

Radovanovic-Rivas, Ines M.

Comparing Battery and Supercacitor Storage Systems to Solve the Problem of Renewable Sources of Energy

abstract

I

Watterson, Jason E.

Improving Motor Drive Efficiency in PHEVs

abstract

II

White, Felicia N. 

Modeling Electric Vehicles 

abstract

I

 

 

 

 

 

 Physics REU

Presentation Time

Title of Presentation and Author(s) 
 

Bemelmans, Norman L.

DNA Insertion into Alkanethiolate Self-assembled Monolayers Grown on Au(111)

abstract

II

Boyne, Philip P.

A Dense CSM Model For SN 2002ic

abstract

I

Burkey, Mary T.

An Analysis of Abnormal Behavior in Kepler's Supernova Remnant

abstract

II

Bushwick, Sophie M.

Hydrodynamic Focusing of Biological Molecules

abstract

I

Cetnar, Ashley

Development of a Conversion Electron Source for Timing Measurements and the Determination of

Angle Dependent Detector Response in the UCNA Experiment

abstract

II

Davis, Bryce F.

Organization of the Nucleobase Adenine on Ag(111)

abstract

I

Dinolov, Georgi S.

Inward Spreading of Non-soluble Surfactants on Thin Liquid Films

abstract

II

Dulin, Davis

What Drives the SASI in Supernovae?

abstract

I

Fender, Melissa L.

Interactions of Propagating Cracks

abstract

II

Finch, Sean W.

A High Sensitivity Radon Detector for the Kimballton Underground Research Facility

abstract

I

Kenny, Samuel G.

Numerical Simulations of Tilted Accretion Disks

abstract

II

Marcus, Aaron L.

3D Hydrodynamic Simulations of Colliding Stellar Winds

abstract

I

Mauney, Christopher M.

Scalable Poisson Solver for a 3D Spherical Grid

abstract

II

Port, Rachel T.

Combination FM-AFM and STM Microscope Built for Operation in UHV and Low Temperatures

abstract
I

Sharrits, Blake

Numerical Simulations of the Superhump Phenomenon

abstract

II

 

 

 

 

 

Plant Pathology Kelman Scholars

Presentation Time

Title of Presentation and Author(s) 
 

Gromlich, Matt D.

Increased Resolution of Wheat Powdery Mildew (Blumeria graminis f. sp. tritici) Population Structure Using SSR Markers

abstract
I

 

 

 

 

 

 

Synthetic Biology Research Experience for Undergraduates

Presentation Time

Title of Presentation and Author(s)

 

Blumert, Jacob F.

Are Stress Tolerant Tomatoes a Possibility

abstract

II

Brown, Erica M.

How Do Plant Roots Sense Mechanical Stress?

abstract

I

Chisnell, Peter J.
Marrs, Julia K.

Confirmation of Expression and Activity of an Archaeal Superoxide Reductase (SOR) Gene in Transgenic Tomato Lines Developed for Enhanced Stress Resistance
abstract

II

Estes, Christian S.

Is InsP3-mediated Signaling Involved in the Plant Innate Immunity Response?

abstract

I

Hernández, Liz J.

Characterization of Role of aflpesA, a Gene Involved in Secondary Metabolism of Aspergillus flavus

abstract

II

Leonardo, Tracey

Protein Trafficking and Responses to Auxin and Salt Stress in gravacin-hypersensitive 2 Mutants

abstract

I

Marrs, Julia K.

Chisnell, Peter J.

Does Fusion with Green Fluorescent Protein Make Superoxide Reductase a Better Antioxidant Enzyme?

abstract

II

Meador, Lydia R.

Characterization of PAP1-transgenic Cell Suspension Culture Through Growth, Anthocyanins, and Gene Expression

abstract

I

Miguel, Lourdes A.

Identification and Characterization of Cellulases from Extreme Thermophiles for Biomass Deconstruction

abstract

II

Murphree, Colin A.

Downregulation of Expansin 3 Is Not Associated with a Visible Phenotype

abstract

I

Rajewski, Alex C.

Comparison of the symptoms caused by four geminiviruses in a common host

abstract

II

 

 

 

 

NC SEED Program - high school

Presentation Time

Title of Presentation and Author(s)

 

Carter, Cierra C.
Improving the Strength of Biodegradable Biopolymer Fiber via Core Sheath Spinning with Polypropylene and Styrenic-Rubber Diblock Copolymers

II

Chang, Jon

Catalytic Aerobic Oxidation with Iridium Complexes

II

Gorgy, Diana

Predicting the Effect of Brominated Flame Retardants on the Endocrine System with Molecular Modeling

I

Hodge, Myles

Host Range Mutations of the Sindbis Virus (TEAM PROJECT)

II

Jarvis, Mykellah

Host Range Mutations of the Sindbis Virus (TEAM PROJECT)

I

Jones, Michaela

Phosphorylative Regulation of Nrf2 - Mediated Antioxidant Response Element

II

Jones, Victoria

Modification of Transfer Ribonucleic Acid (tRNA): The Binding of tRNA by YrdC, a Putative Threonyl-tRNA Transferase: A Two-Year Study

I

Joyner, Xavier

The Constrained Crystallization and Nucleation Capability of Nylon 6 Chains Protruding from Non-Stoichiometric Inclusion Compounds: A Two-Year Study

II

Melbourne, Victoria C.

The Effect of a Residue 61 Mutation on the Structure of RAS GTPase

abstract

I

Robinson-Moss, Troi

pH-dependent Study of the Kinetics and Spectroscopic Characterization of Dehaloperoxidase B from Amphitrite ornata

II

Sumner, Chelsea

The Effects of Catalase on the Oxidation of Hydrogen Peroxide at Carbon Fiber Microelectrodes using Fast Scan Cyclic Voltammetry

I

 

 


 

 

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