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The Gatton Academy
1906 College Heights Blvd. #71031
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1031
Phone: 270.745.6565
Fax: 270.745.2987
Email: academy@wku.edu

 

2017-2018 CALENDAR 

UPCOMING EVENTS

October 21
Preview Day

November 3-5
Closed Weekend

November 11
Preview Day

November 21-26
Closed Weekend (Thanksgiving)

December 4-8
Finals Week

December 8
Winter Break - Building Closes at 7pm 

Class of 2012 Research Outcomes

Publications

Brothers, L. & Eastes, A. (2013, April). Rare Earth doped downshifting glass ceramics for photovoltaic applications.
           Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 366, 1-5.

           Mentor: Dr. Jacqueline Johnson, University of Tennessee Space Institute

Crocker, M. (2012). Pourbaix (E-pH-M) diagrams in three dimensions. Journal of Chemical Education, 89(7), 891-899.

            Mentors: Drs. Lester Pesterfield and Jeremy Maddox, WKU Chemistry

Crocker, M. (2013). Synthesis and characterization of some Thallium Cyclopentadienide fused ring Pyridazines. Synthetic 

            Communications, 43(18), pp.2441-2451.

            Mentor: Dr. Chad Snyder, WKU Chemistry

Farmer, B. (2013), May). Concave porosity non-polar beads by a modified microbubble fabrication. Materials Letters, 98, 105-107.       

           Mentor: Dr. Matthew Nee, WKU Chemistry

Farmer, B. (2014, June). Structural determinants for the ouabain-stimulated increase in Na-K ATPase activity. Biochimica et Biophysica
            Acta (BBA): Molecular Cell Research, 1843(6), 1089-1102.

           Mentor: Dr. Syed Khundmiri, University of Louisville

Hawtrey, S. & Lovell, L. (2011). Isolation, characterization and annotation: The search for novel bacteriophage genomes. The Journal of

           Experimental Secondary Science, 1(2).

           Mentor: Drs. Rodney King and Claire Rinehart, WKU Biology 

Presentations

Bickett, W. (2011, March). Gamma-ray spectra in neutron-based explosives detection system. Presented at the WKU Student Research

           Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

           Mentor: Dr. Phillip Womble, WKU Applied Physics Institute

Bickett, W. (2011, October). Presented at the 21st Annual Argonne Symposium for Undergraduates in Science, Engineering, and

           Mathematics, Argonne, IL.

           Mentor: Dr. Phillip Womble, WKU Applied Physics Institute

Bickett, W. (2012, March). Measurement of Doppler shift in oxygen 16. Presented at the WKU Student Research Conference,

           Bowling Green, KY.

           Mentor: Dr. Phillip Womble, WKU Applied Physics Institute

Brothers, L. (2011, March). A light in the darkness: Finding type Ia supernovae in the CANDELS Hubble space telescope survey.

           Presented at the WKU Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

           Mentor: Dr. Louis Strolger, WKU Physics and Astronomy

Brothers, L. (2011, October). Presented at the 21st Annual Argonne Symposium for Undergraduates in Science, Engineering, and

           Mathematics, Argonne, IL.

           Mentor: Dr. Jacqueline Johnson, University of Tennessee Space Institute

Brothers, L. (2012, January). ZBLAN glass: Improving medical imaging with europium doped Ho3 and SrCl2 based storage

           phosphors. Presented at the Women in Physics Conference, Knoxville, TN.

           Mentor: Dr. Jacqueline Johnson, University of Tennessee Space Institute

Brothers, L. (2012, January). ZBLAN glass: Improving medical imaging with europium doped Ho3 and SrCl2 based storage

           phosphors. Presented at Posters at the Capitol, Frankfort, KY.

           Mentor: Dr. Jacqueline Johnson, University of Tennessee Space Institute

Brothers, L. (2012, March). ZBLAN glass: Improving medical imaging with europium doped Ho3 and SrCl2 based storage phosphors.

           Presented at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Ogden, UT.

           Mentor: Dr. Jacqueline Johnson, University of Tennessee Space Institute

Brothers, L. (2012, March). Standard star calibration of supernova 2011fe at varying airmasses. Presented at the WKU Student

           Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

           Mentor: Dr. Louis Strolger, WKU Physics and Astronomy

Brown, R. (2012, March). Brightness measurements of two seyfert galaxies with the robotically controlled telescope for stare.

           Presented at the WKU Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

           Mentor: Dr. Michael Carini, WKU Physics and Astronomy

Clause, H. (2011, March). Computational characterization of bonding in diatomic molecules: Electronic structure and electronegativity.

           Presented at the WKU Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

           Mentor: Dr. Jeremy Maddox, WKU Chemistry

Crocker, M. (2010, November). Development of interactive Pourbaix diagrams in 3D. Presented at the Kentucky Academy of Sciences

           Annual Meeting, Bowling Green, KY.

           Mentor: Dr. Jeremy Maddox, WKU Chemistry

Crocker, M. (2012, March). Development of interactive Pourbaix diagrams in 3D. Presented at the American Chemical Society,

           San Diego, CA.

           Mentor: Dr. Jeremy Maddox, WKU Chemistry

Crocker, M. (2012, May). Development of interactive Pourbaix diagrams in 3D. Presented at the NAFF Symposium, University of

           Kentucky, Lexington, KY.

           Mentor: Dr. Jeremy Maddox, WKU Chemistry

DeCarlo, A. (2011, February). Pi Mu Epsilon Regional Undergraduate Student Conference, Lexington, KY.

           Mentor: Dr. Richard Schugart, WKU Mathematics

Dilger, D. (2011, March). Form evaluation using Lexmark MFD platform. Presented at the WKU Student Research Conference,

            Bowling Green, KY.

            Mentor: Dr. Uta Ziegler, WKU Computer Science

Dilger, D. (2012, March). Grammar analysis of the Ricky McCormick murder notes. Presented at the WKU Student Research

           Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

           Mentor: Dr. Bruce Kessler, WKU Mathematics

Eastes, A. (2011, March). Isolation of the bacteriophage Liberi. Presented at the WKU Student Research Conference,

           Bowling Green, KY.

           Mentor: Drs. Rodney King and Claire Rinehart, WKU Biology

Eastes, A. (2011, June). Isolation of the bacteriophage Liberi. Presented at the NCSSSMST Research Symposium, Annapolis, MD.

           Mentor: Drs. Rodney King and Claire Rinehart, WKU Biology

Eastes, A. (2011, October). Presented at the 21st Annual Argonne Symposium for Undergraduates in Science, Engineering, and

           Mathematics, Argonne, IL.

           Mentor: Dr. Jacqueline Johnson, University of Tennessee Space Institute

Eastes, A. (2012, January). ZBLAN glass: Improving medical imaging with europiumm doped Ho3 and SrCl2 based storage

           phosphors. Presented at Posters at the Capital, Frankfort, KY.

           Mentor: Dr. Jacqueline Johnson, University of Tennessee Space Institute

Eastes, A. (2012, March). ZBLAN glass: Improving medical imaging with europiumm doped Ho3 and SrCl2 based storage phosphors.

           Presented at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Ogden, UT.

           Mentor: Dr. Jacqueline Johnson, University of Tennessee Space Institute

Eastes, A. (2012, March). Nitric Oxide synthase 3 gene regulation in pulmonary myofibroblasts. Presented at the National Conference

           on Undergraduate Research, Ogden, UT.

           Mentor: Dr. Nancy Rice, WKU Biology

Eastes, A. (2012, March). Nitric Oxide synthase 3 gene regulation in pulmonary myofibroblasts. Presented at the WKU Student

           Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

           Mentor: Dr. Nancy Rice, WKU Biology

Eckler, L. (2010, November). The harmonic oscillator: A fundamental problem of quantum mechanics. Presented at the Kentucky

           Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting, Bowling Green, KY.

           Mentor: Dr. Matthew Nee, WKU Chemistry

Eckler, L. (2011, November). Molecular dynamics modeling of aqueous nitrate solutions. Presented at the Kentucky Academy of

           Sciences Annual Meeting, Murray, KY.

           Mentor: Dr. Matthew Nee, WKU Chemistry

Eckler, L. (2012, March). Molecular dynamics modeling of aqueous nitrate solutions. Presented at the American Chemical Society,

           San Diego, CA.

           Mentor: Dr. Matthew Nee, WKU Chemistry

Eckler, L. (2012, May). Molecular dynamics modeling of aqueous nitrate solutions. Presented at the NAFF Symposium, University of

           Kentucky, Lexington, KY.

           Mentor: Dr. Matthew Nee, WKU Chemistry

Ernst, M. (2011, February). Presented at the Pi Mu Epsilon Regional Undergraduate Student Conference, Lexington, KY.

           Mentor: Dr. Richard Schugart, WKU Mathematics

Farmer, B. (2011, November). Synthesis of porous elastomeric beads for solid phase micro extraction. Presented at the Kentucky

            Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting, Bowling Green, KY.

           Mentor: Dr. Matthew Nee, WKU Chemistry

Farmer, B. (2012, March). Synthesis of porous elastomeric beads for solid phase micro extraction. Presented at the American

           Chemical Society, San Diego, California.

           Mentor: Dr. Matthew Nee, WKU Chemistry

Farmer, B. (2012, October). Cardioglycoside stimulated association between Na-K-ATPase and NHE-1: A TIRF and FRET analysis.
           Presentation at the Kentucky Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting, Richmond, KY.

           Mentor: Dr. Syed Khundmiri, University of Louisville

Ferguson, J. (2011, February). Flourescein isothiocyanate functionalized bridged-polysiloxane nanoparticles for imaging applications.

           Presented at Posters at the Capitol, Frankfort, KY.

           Mentor: Dr. Hemali Rathnayake, WKU Chemistry

Ferguson, J. (2011, June). Presented at the NCSSSMST Research Symposium, Annapolis, MD.

           Mentor: Dr. Hemali Rathnayake, WKU Chemistry

Ferguson, J. (2011, March). Fluorescein and FITC derivatives functionalized silsesquioxane/bridged silsesquioxane nanoparticles:

           Synthesis, characterization, and particle morphology. Presented at the WKU Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

           Mentor: Dr. Hemali Rathnayake, WKU Chemistry

Ferguson, J. (2012, March). Reactive group-functionalized fluorescent silsesquioxane nanoparticles for E-coli treatment in water:

           Synthesis, characterization, and particle morphology. Presented at the American Chemical Society, San Diego, California.

           Mentor: Dr. Hemali Rathnayake, WKU Chemistry

Fleischmann, P. (2011, March). Lean on me: Freshmen seek support while adjusting to college. Presented at the WKU Student

           Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

           Mentor: Dr. Andrew Mienaltowski, WKU Psychology

Fleischmann, P. (2011, March). The journey of a bacteriophage, Pestilence. Presented at the WKU Student Research Conference,

           Bowling Green, KY.

           Mentor: Drs. Rodney King and Claire Rinehart, WKU Biology

Fleischmann, P. (2012, March). Investigation of the Gunnera-nostoc symbiosis in Costa Rica. Presented at the WKU Student Research

           Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

           Mentor: Dr. Keith Philips, WKU Biology and Ms. Clarice Esch ('11)

Gutierrez, Alex. (2011, March). Genome discovery and exploration. Presented at the WKU Student Research Conference,

           Bowling Green, KY.

           Mentor: Drs. Rodney King and Claire Rinehart, WKU Biology

Gutierrez, Anthony. (March, 2011). The journey of a bacteriophage, Pestilence. Presented at the WKU Student Research Conference,

           Bowling Green, KY.

           Mentor: Drs. Rodney King and Claire Rinehart, WKU Biology

Hawtrey, S. (2011, March). The isolation and characterization of Luke117, a novel mycrobacteriophage isolated from Union, Kentucky.

           Presented at the WKU Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

           Mentor: Drs. Rodney King and Claire Rinehart, WKU Biology

Hawtrey, S. (2011, June). The isolation and characterization of Luke117, a novel mycrobacteriophage isolated from Union, Kentucky.

           Presented at the NCSSSMST Research Symposium, Annapolis, MD.

           Mentor: Drs. Rodney King and Claire Rinehart, WKU Biology

Hawtrey, S. (2012, March). Identification Of Genetic Suppressors Of A Scalloped Wing Mutation. Presented at the WKU Student

           Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

           Mentor: Dr. Ajay Srivastava, WKU Biology

Humes, C. (2012, March). Electronic structure calculations in the presence of a field. Presented at the WKU Student Research

           Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

           Mentor: Dr. Matthew Nee, WKU Chemistry

Joyce, T. (2011, February). Presented at the Pi Mu Epsilon Regional Undergraduate Student Conference, Lexington, KY.

           Mentor: Dr. Richard Schugart, WKU Mathematics

Joyce, T. (2011, March). A mathematical model to analyze the treatment of a wound against bacterial infection. Presented at the WKU

           Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

           Mentor: Dr. Richard Schugart, WKU Mathematics

Joyce, T. (2012, January). Using a mathematical model to analyze the treatment of a wound infection with oxygen therapy. Presented at

           the Joint AMS and MAA Mathematics Meeting, Boston, MA.

           Mentor: Dr. Richard Schugart, WKU Mathematics

Kramer, C. (2011, February). The effect of sexual context on moral decision making in men and women. Presented at Posters at the

           Capitol, Frankfort, KY.

           Mentor: Dr. Lance Hahn, WKU Psychology

Kramer, C. (2011, March). The effect of sexual context on moral decision making in men and women. Presented at the WKU Student

           Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

           Mentor: Dr. Lance Hahn, WKU Psychology

Lovell, L. (2011, March). Isolation of Novus, a novel bacteriophage isolated from Florence, Kentucky. Presented at the WKU Student

           Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

           Mentor: Drs. Rodney King and Claire Rinehart, WKU Biology

Lovell, L. (2011, June). Isolation of Novus, a novel bacteriophage isolated from Florence, Kentucky. Presented at the NCSSSMST

           Research Symposium, Annapolis, MD.

           Mentor: Drs. Rodney King and Claire Rinehart, WKU Biology

Lovell, L. (2012, March). Land use and E. Coli / Fecal Coliform violations in the Upper Green Watershed. Presented at the WKU Student

           Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

           Mentor: Dr. Ouida Meier, WKU Green River Preserve

McKean, S. (2012, March). Grammar analysis of the Ricky McCormick murder notes. Presented at the WKU Student

           Research Conference.

           Mentor: Dr. Bruce Kessler, WKU Mathematics

Missik, L. (2010, November). To win or not to win: Dueling with semi-complex characters. Presented at the Annual Mathematics

           Symposium at WKU, Bowling Green, KY.

           Mentor: Dr. Dominic Lanphier, WKU Mathematics

Missik, L. (2011, November). Presented at the WKU Mathematics Symposium, Bowling Green, KY.

           Mentor: Dr. Dominic Lanphier, WKU Mathematics

Rice, B. (2011, June). Presented at the NCSSSMST Research Symposium, Annapolis, MD.

           Mentor: Dr. Phillip Womble, WKU Applied Physics Institute

Rice, B. (2011, October). Presented at the 21st Annual Argonne Symposium for Undergraduates in Science, Engineering, and

           Mathematics, Argonne, IL.

           Mentor: Dr. Phillip Womble, WKU Applied Physics Institute

Rice, B. (2012, March). Doppler shift measurement system. Presented at the WKU Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

           Mentor: Dr. Phillip Womble, WKU Applied Physics Institute

Sekora, D. (2011, September). Knot toolkit for analysis of random polygons in confinement. Presented at the AMS Special Session on

           Geometric Knot Theory, Winston-Salem, NC.

           Mentor: Dr. Claus Ernst, WKU Mathematics

Sekora, D. (2011, October). Manipulation and analysis of three dimensional knotted polygons in confinement. Presented at the WKU

           Mathematics Symposium, Bowling Green, Kentucky.

           Mentor: Dr. Claus Ernst, WKU Mathematics

Smith, K. (2011, March). Form evaluation using Lexmark MFD platform. Presented at the WKU Student Research Conference,

           Bowling Green, KY.

           Mentor: Dr. Uta Ziegler, WKU Computer Science

Smith, K. (2012, March). Music composition with genetic algorithms. Presented at the National Conference on Undergraduate

           Research, Ogden, UT.

           Mentor: Dr. Jeff Ward, Northern Kentucky University Computer Science and Informatics

Walch, E. (2012, March). Nitric Oxide synthase 3 gene regulation in pulmonary myofibroblasts. Presented at the National Conference

           on Undergraduate Research, Ogden, UT.

           Mentor: Dr. Nancy Rice, WKU Biology

Walch, E. (2012, March). Nitric Oxide synthase 3 gene regulation in pulmonary myofibroblasts. Presented at the WKU Student

           Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

           Mentor: Dr. Nancy Rice, WKU Biology

Webb, L. (2012, March). Elemental analysis of meteorites and other miscellaneous materials using the large chamber scanning

           electron microscope at Western Kentucky University‚ Äôs Nova Center. Presented at the WKU Student Research Conference,

           Bowling Green, KY.

           Mentor: Dr. Edward Kintzel, WKU Physics and Astronomy

Wheeler, A. (2011, March). Examination of heliconia habitat preference in Cloudbridge nature preserve. Presented at the WKU Student

           Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

           Mentor: Dr. Keith Philips, WKU Biology

Yap, L. (2012, March). Grammar analysis of the Ricky McCormick murder notes. Presented at the WKU Student Research Conference,

           Bowling Green, KY.

           Mentor: Dr. Bruce Kessler, WKU Mathematics

Zolman, N. (2011, March). A light in the darkness: Finding type Ia Supernovae in the CANDELS Hubble space telescope survey.

           Presented at the WKU Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

           Mentor: Dr. Louis Strolger, WKU Physics and Astronomy

Zolman, N. (2011, June). A light in the darkness: Finding type Ia Supernovae in the CANDELS Hubble space telescope survey.

           Presented at NCSSSMST Research Symposium, Annapolis, MD.

           Mentor: Dr. Louis Strolger, WKU Physics and Astronomy

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