COST Research and Scholarship Day - May 11, 2013

COST Research and Scholarship Day - May 11, 2013


Students from various disciplines ranging from speech pathology to computer science to nursing and instructional technology presented their research projects and findings on Saturday, May 11, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. during College of Science and Technology’s Research and Scholarship Day in Hartline Science Center.

Undergraduate and graduate students presented either through a displayed poster session or a presentation talk.

Research Poster Presentations

  • Samantha Pfister, Dr. Cynthia Venn, Dr. Christopher Hallen
    EGGS, A Geochemical Analysis of the Vertical Flow Acid Mine Drainage Treatment System at Scarlift 15 and Shamokin Creek Near Ranshaw (Northumberland County, PA), HSC LOBBY
  • Robert Kresch, Dr. Cynthia Venn, Dr. Christopher Hallen
    EGGS, Inorganic Geochemistry of the Susquehanna River Near Byers Island, Shamokin Dam (Northumberland County,PA), HSC LOBBY
  • Kendi Waltemyer, Dr. Cynthia Venn
    EGGS, A Study of Alexander Caverns (Mifflin County, PA); Walter Chemistry and Structural Geology, HSC LOBBY
  • Sarah Kitting, Dr. Cynthia Venn
    EGGS, Water Chemistry of a Portion of Bear Creek Watershed, Including Crystal Lake, Catfish Bog, and Wild Rice Lake, Near Hughesville (Lycoming and Sullivan Counties, PA), HSC LOBBY
  • Kendi Waltemyer, Lynnette Eichenlaub, Dr. Cynthia Venn
    EGGS, Water Quality Study at Worlds End State Park (Sullivan County, PA), HSC LOBBY
  • Mathew Pisanchyn, Dr. Brett McLaurin
    EGGS, Alluvial Architecture of the Upper Pottsville Formation, Lackawanna County, PA, HSC LOBBY
  • Kenneth Pallis, Dr. Clay Corbin
    Biological and Allied Health Sciences, Mass- and Shape-Dependent Acceleration in Birds and A Novel Method to Collect Flight Performance Data In the Field, HSC LOBBY
  • Renee Risaliti, Dr. Cindy Surmacz, Dr. John Hranitz
    Biological and Allied Health Sciences, Physiological, Behavioral and Cellular Responses to Heat Stress in Blackworms, HSC LOBBY
  • Neil Sullivan, Dr. Jennifer Venditti
    Biological and Allied Health Sciences, Functional Distribution of Human Semen Alpha-L-Fucosidase as a Predictor of Fertility, HSC LOBBY
  • Elisa Busada, Dr. Jennifer Venditti
    Biological and Allied Health Sciences, Investigating the Cytotoxic Effects and Morphological Changes in Human Cervical Cancer Cells Treated With Novel Compounds, HSC LOBBY
  • Robert Dorosky, Dr. George Chamuris
    Biological and Allied Health Sciences, Structure of Bryophyte-Based Microcommunities Associated With the Bark Of Living Trees, HSC LOBBY
  • Jessica Viscomi, Dr. Toni Trumbo
    Chemistry and Biochemistry, Loss of Sigmoidality in Fibrin Clot Formation in the Presence of Inhibitors Acet-LSPR-Amide or Acet-ISPR-Amide, HSC LOBBY
  • Gene Tunney, Dr. Michael Pugh
    Chemistry and Biochemistry, Analysis of Gun Shot Residue Using a Handheld X-Ray Fuorescence Spectrometer (XRF), HSC LOBBY
  • Jacob Powell, Dr. Greg Zimmerman
    Chemistry and Biochemistry, Determination of Equivalent Conductances of Lanthanum Chloride Solutions at 25, 50 and 75 Degree C and 0.7 MPa, HSC LOBBY
  • Owen O’Sullivan, Dr. Mark Tapsak
    Chemistry and Biochemistry, Studies on the Refractive Index of Copoly (Arylene-Siloxanes) Constructed with Amide, Ester, or Ether Linkage Units, HSC LOBBY
  • Matthew Miele, Dr. Greg Zimmerman
    Chemistry and Biochemistry, Determination of Solid-Liquid and Vapor-Liquid Phase Diagrams of Organic Binary Mixtures Using Differential Scanning Calorimetry, HSC LOBBY
  • Christopher Houser, Dr. Eric Hawrelak
    Chemistry and Biochemistry, Cobalt Catalyzed Production of Aromatics Using [(C6F5)C5H4]Co(CO)2HSC LOBBY
  • Scott Blackburn, Dr. Mark Tapsak
    Chemistry and Biochemistry, Studies on the Refractive Index of Copoly (Arylene-Siloxanes) Constructive with Amide, Ester, or Ether Linkage Units, HSC LOBBY
  • Hannah Cronk, Dr. Philip Osburn
    Chemistry and Biochemistry, Rh(I) Complexes of a Non-Innocent Pincer Ligand Bearing Thioether and N-Heterocyclic Carbene Donors, HSC LOBBY

Research Presentation Talks

  • Joe Gentle, Kali Bentzel, Dr. Joan Miller
    Nursing, Post Anesthesia Patient Discharge/Transfer Process, 9:15
  • Kaitlin Meier, Dr. Joan Miller
    Nursing, Improvement of Resuscitation Measures During Code 44 Situations by Use of a Checklist, 9:30
  • Kathryn Berger, Brittny Busfield, Dr. Joan Miller
    Nursing, Discovering the Culture of Safety: Utilizing a Standardized Form for Patient Handoff, 9:45
  • Erica James, Dr. Michelle Ficca
    Nursing, Improving the Efficiency of Patient Check-Ins and 1st Case Start Times, 10 a.m.
  • Amber Shifflet, Dr. Cindy Surmacz
    Biological and Allied Health Sciences, Seasonal Variation in Reaction Time in Female Lacrosse Players: Does Reaction Time Vary With Fitness Level?, 10:15v
  • Keith Kinek, Dr. Steven Rier
    Biological and Allied Health Sciences, Phosphorous Storage and Enzymatic Responses in Lotic Periphyton Communities Following a Phosphorous Pulse, 10:30
  • Vincent Saraceno, Dr. George Davis
    Biological and Allied Health Sciences, Functional Evaluation of a Putative Iron/Phytosiderophere Transporter From Oats (Avena sativa), 10:45
  • Erik Rahner, Dr. Michael Borland
    Chemistry and Biochemistry, Examining Palmitoleic Acid As A Natural PPAR Ligand and Melanoma Therapeutic, 11:30
  • Elizabeth Ola,Dr. Michael Borland
    Chemistry and Biochemistry, Defining the Receptor-and Ligand-Dependent Functions of PPARβ/δ on Cell Proliferation and Metastasis in Human Malignant Melanoma, 11:45
  • Louisa Andrew, Dr. Toni Trumbo
    Chemistry and Biochemistry, Kinetics of Blood Clot Formation in the Presence of Tetrapeptide Inhibitors, 12:00
  • Zachary Rhoden, Dr. John Morgan
    Chemistry and Biochemistry, Tin-Mediated Aryl Vinylation As A First Step in the Organometallic Total Synthesis of Clomipramine, 12:15
  • Mike Jurbala, Dr. Greg Zimmerman
    Chemistry and Biochemistry, Measurements of the Electrical Conductivity in Lanthanum Trifluoromethanesulfonate Solutions at 25 Degree C, 12:30
  • Christopher Houser, Dr. Eric Hawrelak
    Chemistry and Biochemistry, Cobalt Catalyzed Production of Aromatics Using [(C6F5)C5H4]Co(CO)2, 12:45
  • Wesley Addison, Dr. Michael Pugh
    Chemistry and Biochemistry, Evaluation of Atlantic Bay Scallop Microsatellite DNA with Pacific Scallop Microsatellite DNA Primers, 1:00
  • Hannah Cronk, Dr. Philip Osborn
    Chemistry and Biochemistry, Rh(I) Complexes of a Non-Innocent Pincer Ligand Bearing Thioether and N-Heterocyclic Carbene Donors, 1:15
  • Owen O’Sullivan, Dr. Philip Osborn
    Chemistry and Biochemistry, Synthesis and Catalytic Studies of a Polyisobutylene-Supported Bidentate Triazole/NHC Rh(I) Complex, 1:30
  • Kendi Waltemyer, Dr. Cynthia Venn, Dr. Christopher Hallen, Dr. Chris Whisner
    EGGS, A Study of Alexander Caverns (Mifflin County, PA); Water Chemistry and Structural Geology, 2:15
  • Samantha Pfister, Dr. Cynthia Venn,Dr. Christopher Hallen
    EGGS, A Geochemical Analysis of the Vertical Flow Acid Mine Drainage Treatment System at Scarlift 15 and Shamokin Creek Near Ranshaw (Northumberland County, PA), 2:30
  • Sarah Kitting, Albert Broody, Dr. Jennifer Whisner
    EGGS, Analysis of Selected Metals in Groundwater and Soil on
    Byers Island Near Sunbury (Northumberland County, PA), 2:45
  • Derek Weicht, Dr. Brett McLaurin
    EGGS, Geophysical Characterization of the Light Street Fault (Columbia and Montour Counties, PA), 3:00
  • Nick Hitcho, Josh Halbfoerster, Dr. John Huckans
    Physics and Engineering Technology, Design and Development of a PI Controller For and Extended Cavity Diode, 3:15
  • Chandlar Long, Dr. John Huckans
    Physics and Engineering Technology, Design and Development of LABVIEW Code For UltraColdBloom Instrumentation Control, 3:30
  • Jarrad Barnhart, Dr. David Simpson
    Physics and Engineering Technology, Bloomsburg University Joins the EPA Radnet Network, 3:45