Hooper Poster Presentations & Reception Special Event

By Invitation Only

The Office for Undergraduate Research & Creative Activity celebrates this year’s Hooper Undergraduate Research Award recipients, with special guest, Dr. Henry O. Hooper, retired NAU associate provost for academic affairs and physics professor emeritus.

Thursday, April 28, 2016
Native American Cultural Center, Building 14, Gathering Room

2015-2016 Hooper Undergraduate Research Award (HURA) Recipients

  • Dylan Barbera: Empathy in Motion: Self-Other Dynamics of Moving vs. Static Emotional Stimuli (Mentor: Chad Woodruff)
  • Daniel Boggs: Measuring the Recharge Rate of Aquifers in the Flagstaff Area (Mentor: Abraham Springer)
  • Brett Cutler: EDS/WDS Quantification of Elemental Spatial Distribution in Fish Scales: Paving the Way for Geochemical Assessment (Mentor: Russell Benford)
  • Ra'Shae Esplin: Self-Assembly of Janus Particles under Chemical Propulsion and Magnetic Fields(Mentor: John Gibbs)
  • Wolfgang Forbes: Dune Migration Rates on the Navajo Reservation and Possible Links to Climate Change (Mentor: Lee Amoroso)
  • Elizabeth Gehret & Curtis Dankof: Numerical Modeling of Star Formation Mechanisms within Interacting Galaxies (Mentor: Lisa Chien)
  • Allison Griffin: Assessing Personality Types of Students in Athletic Training Programs (Mentor: Scot Raab)
  • Jonathan Grunwald: Uranium's Effect on Estrogen Sensitive Tissues in Early Embryonic Danio Rerio (Mentor: Catherine Propper)
  • Rachel Harrow: A Method for Assessing Presence of the Endangered New Mexico Meadow Jumping Mouse (Mentor: Russell Benford)
  • Dane Henderson: Using Satellite Remote Sensing to Study the Birth and Fate of a New Volcanic Island (Mentor: R. Greg Vaughan)
  • Alexandra Huff: Placing New Constraints on the Unexpectedly Complex Formation of Meteor Crater (Mentor: Justin Hagerty)
  • John Kaplan: Potential Viability of Biopesticide for Managing Bark Beetles in Forest Ecosystems (Mentor: Richard Hofstetter)
  • Samantha Kruse : Heavy Metal for Migraines: Novel Phosphonium Ligands for Palladium-Based Sandwich Complexes (Mentor: Stephanie Hurst)
  • Emily Lawhead: Contemporary Japanese Installation Artists: Five Approaches to Exhibition Space (Mentor: Zsuzsanna Gulacsi)
  • Erik Lehmkuhl & Lindsey Stolze: Development of Microsatellite Markers to Assess Paternity and Genetic Population Structure in the Leech Helobdella modesta (Hirudinea: Glossiphoniidae) (Mentor: Stephen Shuster)
  • Lucas Molina: Litter Analysis of Long-Term Treatments on a Ponderosa Pine Forest: Litter Amounts, Oxygen Isotopes, and Climate Change (Mentor: Matthew Bowker)
  • Michael Newell: Exercise Redox Signaling: Intensity Matters (Mentor: Tinna Traustadottir)
  • Daniel Raggio: Advancements in Scaling Models for Ejecta Blankets of Lunar Impact Craters (Mentor: Oleg Abramov: James Wittke)
  • Bridger Rodoni: Cell Signaling in Response to Acute Exercise: Effects of Aging (Mentor: Tinna Traustadottir)
  • Lindsay Sidak-Loftis: Comparison of Ohi'a Tree Genotypes on Old Versus New Lava Soils in Hawai'i (Mentor: Joseph Busch)
  • Claire Sotelo & Mikayla Laufer: Understanding the Eruption History of SP Crater, Northern Arizona, Through Tephra Mapping and Cinder Analysis (Mentor: Nancy Riggs)
  • Seth Terrell: Testing the Proposed Margin of the Yavapai-Mojave Boundary Zone and Field Guide (Mentor: Ernest Duebendorfer)
  • Dylan Thomas: Metabolic Engineering of a Host to Increase Production of a Biofuel, Dimethylsqualene (Mentor: Andy Koppisch)
  • Carl Thomson: Testing a New Method for Determining Soil Moisture Infiltration (Mentor: Frances O'Donnell)
  • Patrick Warfel: A Comparison between the Chemistry of Cinder Deposits and Volcanoes in the San Francisco Volcanic Field (Mentor: Nancy Riggs)
  • Taylor West: Individual Differences in Mindfulness and Quiet Ego Functions as Moderators of a Neural Correlate of Self-Centric Motivation (Mentor: Robert Goodman)
  • William Woods: Soil Moisture Retention Comparison in Gradational Burn Severity of the Slide Fire Area: Thinned vs. Unthinned Ponderosa Pine Forests on the Southern Colorado Plateau (Mentor: Abraham Springer)
  • Kyle Wyman: Debris Flow Potential in Slide Fire Area (Mentor: Taylor Joyal)