19th Annual CEFNS Undergraduate Research and Design Symposium - April 27, 2012
First place research/research-based internships (tie)
"Phylogenetic Analysis of Trans-Eurasian Bacillus anthracis"
Mentor: Talima Pearson, Biology/MGGEN
"Evaluating Molecular Methods of Detection for Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemases"
Mentor: Jolene Bowers, Biology
First place community projects
Nicole Wolfe, Erik Alberson, Justin Benedict, Jason Marmon, Kelly Plouffe, and Trace Richardson
"Feasibility Study: Bringing a Meat Processing Plant to Northern Arizona"
Mentor: Helen Sisk, SESES
First place engineering design
Umair Khan, David Blakesley, James Shaeffer, Ibraheem Algargoush
Mentor: Clinton Baker, CEFNS IT/Electrical Engineering
Second place research/research-based internships (tie)
"Does Mucus Play a Role During Infection with the Parasite Toxoplasma gondii?"
Mentor: Fernando Monroy, Biology
"Characterizing the Mechanical Properties of Electrospun Protein Scaffolds"
Mentor: Brent Nelson, Mechanical Engineering
Third place research/research-based internships (tie)
"Phylogeography of Francisella tularensis subsp. tularensis type A1 in the United States"
Mentor: David Wagner, Biology/MGGEN
"Depleted Uranium and UVB Light Combined Cytotoxicity and Mutation Frequency in Human Skin Cells
Mentor: Diane Stearns, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Phi Kappa Phi graduating senior award
"Taphonomic Analysis of Two Shell Beds in the Late Cretaceous of Southern Utah"
Mentor: David Elliott, SESES
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