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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 2016 Research Outcomes

 

Publications


Blair, M.  (2017).  Partial displacement of a triamine ligand from a platinum(II) complex after reaction with N-acetylmethionine.  Inorganica Chimica Acta.

Mentor: Dr. Kevin Williams, WKU Chemistry

Davis, A.  (2016).  Density-dependent Leslie matrix modeling for logistic populations with steady-state distribution control.  Mathematical Scientist41(2), 119-128.

Mentor: Dr. Bruce Kessler, WKU Mathematics

Gensheimer, J.  (2017).  Partial displacement of a triamine ligand from a platinum(II) complex after reaction with N-acetylmethionine.  Inorganica Chimica Acta.

Mentor: Dr. Kevin Williams, WKU Chemistry 

Wright, A.  (2017).  Partial displacement of a triamine ligand from a platinum(II) complex after reaction with N-acetylmethionine.  Inorganica Chimica Acta.

Mentor: Dr. Kevin Williams, WKU Chemistry

Knight, L.  (2016).  Support for Taiwan’s TPP bid: It’s all in the framing.  Thinking Taiwan.  Retrieved from http://thinking-taiwan.com/support-for-taiwans-tpp-bid-its-all-in-the-framing/

Mentor: Dr. Timothy Rich, WKU Political Science

Pedersen, L. E.  (2015).  The visual perception of exocentric distance in outdoor settings.  Vision Research, 117, 100-104.

Mentor: Dr. Farley Norman, WKU Psychological Sciences

Pedersen, L. E.  (2016).  The visual perception of distance ratios in physical space.  Vision Research, 123, 1-7. doi: 10.1016/j.visres.2016.03.009

Mentor: Dr. Farley Norman, WKU Psychological Sciences

Pedersen, L. E.  (2016).  Aging and the haptic perception of material properties.  Perception, 45, 1387-1398.  Doi: 10.1177/0301006616659073

            Mentor: Dr. Farley Norman, WKU Psychological Sciences

Pedersen, L.E.  (2017).  Aging and visual 3-D shape recognition from motion.  Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics.  Doi: 10.3758/s13414-017-1392-8

            Mentor: Dr. Farley Norman, WKU Psychological Sciences

Pedersen, L. E.  (2017).  Aging and haptic-visual solid shape matching.  Perception, 46, 976-986.  Doi: 10.1177/0301006617690168

            Mentor: Dr. Farley Norman, WKU Psychological Sciences

  

Presentations

Achenjang, N. (2015, November).  A universe inside Mathematica.  Presented at WKU Mathematics Symposium, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Drs. Claus Ernst, WKU Mathematics and Dr. Uta Ziegler, WKU Computer Science

Akhtar, S. (2015, March). Diversity of mycobacteriophages in hydrologic regions. Presented at the WKU Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.  

             Mentor: Dr. Claire Rinehart, WKU Biology

Avery, D. (2016, April). Potential energy models for diatom and atom plus diatom molecular systems.  Presented at the WKU Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Jeremy Maddox, WKU Chemistry

Baunach, J. (2016, April).  Choosing software metrics for defect prediction.  Presented at the WKU Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Huanjing Wang, WKU Computer Science

Belcher, M. (2015, March). Modeling in fractional calculus. Presented at the WKU Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.  

Mentor: Dr. Ferhan Atici, WKU Mathematics  

Belcher, M. (2016, October).  Modeling tumor growth using discrete fractional calculus.  Presented at the International Symposium on Biomathematics and Ecology Education and Research, Normal, IL.

Mentor: Dr. Ferhan Atici, WKU Mathematics

Belcher, M. (2016, October).  Modeling tumor growth using discrete fractional calculus.  Presented at the WKU Mathematics Symposium, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Ferhan Atici, WKU Mathematics

Brooks, H. (2016, April).  Presented at the Kentucky Meeting of the Mathematical Association of America, Highland Heights, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Claus Ernst, WKU Mathematics

Calhoun, N. (2015, March). Discovery and comparison of two novel bacteriophages, Enola and Leviathan, through genomic exploration and bioinformatics analysis. Presented at the WKU Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.  

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

Calhoun, N. (2015, November). Incidences of the *6A variant on exon 1 and the single nucleotide polymorphism on exon 7 of the transforming growth factor-beta receptor type 1 gene in colorectal cancer patients with more than one tumor.  Presented at the Kentucky Academy of Sciences Meeting, Highland Heights, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Julia Carter, Wood Hudson Cancer Research Lab

Calhoun, N. (2016, February). Incidences of the *6A variant on exon 1 and the single nucleotide polymorphism on exon 7 of the transforming growth factor-beta receptor type 1 gene in colorectal cancer patients with more than one tumor.  Presented at Posters at the Capitol, Frankfort, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Julia Carter, Wood Hudson Cancer Research Lab

Daboin Sanchez, R. (2015, November). TwixT: A strategy game and artificial intelligence.  Presented at the WKU Mathematics Symposium, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Claus Ernst, WKU Mathematics

Davis, A. (2015, March). A logistic version of Leslie matrices for population modeling. Presented at the Kentucky Section of the Mathematical Association of America, Bowling Green, KY.  

Mentor: Dr. Bruce Kessler, WKU Mathematics

Davis, A. (2015, March). A logistic version of Leslie matrices for population modeling. Presented at the WKU Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.  

Mentor: Dr. Bruce Kessler, WKU Mathematics

Davis, A. (2015, November). A logistic version of Leslie matrices for population modeling. Presented at the Kentucky Academy of Sciences Meeting, Highland Heights, KY.  

Mentor: Dr. Bruce Kessler, WKU Mathematics

Davis, A. (2016, April).  Matrices for discrete logistic population modeling with distribution control.  Presented at the Kentucky Meeting of the Mathematical Association of America, Highland Heights, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Bruce Kessler, WKU Mathematics

Davis, A. (2016, April).  Matrices for discrete logistic population modeling with distribution control.  Presented at the WKU Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Bruce Kessler, WKU Mathematics

Deshpande, R. (2015, March). An Analysis Of M.smegmatis bacteriophages Comets and Deshpanda. Presented at the WKU Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.  

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

Deshpande, R. (2015, November). Presented at the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis Undergraduate Research Conference at the Interface of Biology and Mathematics, Knoxville, TN.

Mentor: Dr. Richard Schugart, WKU Mathematics

Ellis, J. (2015, March). Presented at the Louisville Regional Science and Engineering Fair, Louisville, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Claire Rinehart and Naomi Rowland, WKU Biology

Ellis, J. (2015, November).  The development of a computer program to simplify complex knot diagrams using global moves.  Presented at the WKU Mathematics Symposium, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Uta Ziegler, WKU Computer Science

Ellis, J. (2016, February).  The development of a computer program to simplify complex knot diagrams using global moves.  Presented at Posters at the Capitol, Frankfort, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Uta Ziegler, WKU Computer Science

Ellis, J. (2016, April).  The development of a computer program to simplify complex knot diagrams using global moves.  Presented at the WKU Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Uta Ziegler, WKU Computer Science

Fan, L. (2015, March). Exploring biodiversity through isolation and characterization of bacteriophages Bilbo and Fanfare. Presented at the WKU Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.  

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

Fan, L. (2015, October).  Presented at the WKU Biology Summer Undergraduate Research Experience symposium, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Ajay Srivastava, WKU Biology

Fan, L. (2016, April).  An immunohistochemical screen for genes expressing in air sac primodrium in drosophila.  Presented at the WKU Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Ajay Srivastava, WKU Biology

Gelderman, A. (2015, March). Timeless strategies for better sound: The study of reverberation in architecture. Presented at the WKU Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.  

Mentor: Neal Downing, WKU Architecture and Manufacturing Sciences

Gelderman, A. (2015, November). Analyzing the architectural features that improve sound quality. Presented at the Kentucky Academy of Sciences Meeting, Highland Heights, KY.  

Mentor: Neal Downing, WKU Architecture and Manufacturing Sciences

Heard, W. (2014, September). High quality and transferrable graphene grown on the treated copper films via ambient-pressure Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD). Presented at the 42nd Annual Conference of North American Thermal Analysis Society, Santa Fe, NM.  

Mentor: Dr. Yan Cao, WKU Institute for Combustion Science 

Hornsby, W. (2015, July). An analysis of five measures of global human citizenship. Presented at the International Society of Political Psychologists, San Diego, CA.  

Mentor: Dr. Sam McFarland, WKU Psychology

Huggins, E. (2015, November).  Development and implementation of a gel electrophoresis simulator using Mathematica® coding.  Presented at the WKU Mathematics Symposium, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Drs. Claus Ernst, WKU Mathematics and Uta Ziegler, WKU Computer Science

Hughes, N. (2016, April).  Applications and process of photogrammetry.  Presented at the WKU Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Joel Lenoir, WKU Engineering

Keller, L. (2016, April).  Tourism impacts on Chilean Patagonia: What is happening and how can we fix it?  Presented at the WKU Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Dr. David Keeling, WKU Geography and Geology

Long, M. (2015, March). Presented at the Louisville Regional Science and Engineering Fair, Louisville, KY.  

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

Loomis, W. (2016, April). Preparation of core-shell nanoparticles using A hydrophilic-hydrophobic approach.  Presented at the WKU Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Hemali Rathnayake, WKU Chemistry

Miles, L. (2015, November).  A university inside Mathematica.  Presented at the WKU Mathematics Symposium, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Drs. Claus Ernst, WKU Mathematics and Uta Ziegler, WKU Computer Science

Miles, L. (2016, April).  Four different measures of graph integrity (planar graphs especially).  Presented at the WKU Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Dominic Lanphier, WKU Mathematics

Moolani, H. (2015, February). Gold nanoparticles with potent antibacterial and anticancer activity and novel experimental procedure for expression and purification of human fibroblast. Presented at Posters at the Capitol, Frankfort, KY.  

Mentor: Dr. Rajalingam Dakshinamurthy, WKU Chemistry

Moolani, H. (2015, March). Single step synthesis of kanamycin capped gold nanoparticles and evaluation of its antibacterial activity. Presented at the WKU Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Rajalingam Dakshinamurthy, WKU Chemistry

Moolani, H. (2015, April). Presented at the UK Undergraduate Research in Chemistry Regional Poster Competition, Lexington, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Rajalingam Dakshinamurthy, WKU Chemistry

Moolani, H. (2015, November). Designing a unique therapeutic agent involving gold nanoparticles conjugated with cephalosporins for potent antibacterial applications. Presented at the Kentucky Academy of Sciences Meeting, Highland Heights, KY.  

Mentor: Dr. Rajalingam Dakshinamurthy, WKU Chemistry

Moolani, H. (2016, March). Novel self-patented gold nanoparticle synthesis, characterization, and antibacterial susceptibility testing. Presented at the 251st American Chemical Society National Meeting and Exposition, San Diego, CA.  

Mentor: Dr. Rajalingam Dakshinamurthy, WKU Chemistry

Moolani, H. (2016, March). Novel self-patented gold nanoparticle synthesis, characterization, and antibacterial susceptibility testing. Presented at the PittConn Conference and Expo, Atlanta, GA.  

Mentor: Dr. Rajalingam Dakshinamurthy, WKU Chemistry

Moolani, H. (2016, April). Direct aminoglycoside coated gold nanoparticle synthesis, characterization and antibacterial susceptibility testing.  Presented at the WKU Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Rajalingam Dakshinamurthy, WKU Chemistry

Pedersen, K. (2016, April).  The kinematics of stingray envenomation.  Presented at the WKU Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Steve Huskey, WKU Biology

Pike, L. (2015, April). Discovering phage Pinky. Presented at the 4-H demonstration, Hodgenville, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Claire Rinehart and Naomi Rowland, WKU Biology

Pike, L. (2015, May). Discovering phage Pinky. Presented at the 4-H Area Rally Day, Elizabethtown Comm. College, Elizabethtown, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Claire Rinehart and Naomi Rowland, WKU Biology

Price, D. (November, 2015).  Nullification of knots and ways of minimizing the nullification number.  Presented at the WKU Mathematics Symposium, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Claus Ernst, WKU Mathematics

Price, D. (2016, April).  Presented at the Kentucky Meeting of the Mathematical Association of America, Highland Heights, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Claus Ernst, WKU Mathematics

Pulsifer, E. (2015, March). Discovery and comparison of two novel bacteriophages, Enola and Leviathan, through genomic exploration and bioinformatics analysis. Presented at the WKU Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

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

Pulsifer, E. (2016, November).  Development and implementation of a gel electrophoresis simulator using Mathematica® coding.  Presented at the WKU Mathematics Symposium, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Drs. Claus Ernst, WKU Mathematics and Uta Ziegler, WKU Computer Science

Saarinen, E. (2016, April).  Primitive Pythagorean triangles in two and three dimensional space.  Presented at the WKU Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Tom Richmond, WKU Mathematics

Senig, A.  (2016, April).  Cluster-weighted modeling approach to constructing potential energy surfaces.  Presented at the WKU Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Jeremy Maddox, WKU Chemistry

Shin, E. (2015, March). Presented at the Next Generation Physics Teaching Conference, Richmond, KY.

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

Shin, E. (2015, November).  The development of a computer program to simplify complex knot diagrams using global moves.  Presented at the WKU Mathematics Symposium, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Uta Ziegler, WKU Computer Science

Shin, E. (2016, February).  The development of a computer program to simplify complex knot diagrams using global moves.  Presented at Posters at the Capitol, Frankfort, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Uta Ziegler, WKU Computer Science

Shin, E. (2016, April).  The development of a computer program to simplify complex knot diagrams using global moves.  Presented at the WKU Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Uta Ziegler, WKU Computer Science

Styers, J. (2015, March). An analysis of M.smegmatis bacteriophages Comets and Deshpanda. Presented at the WKU Student Research Conference. Bowling Green, KY.

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

Walch, R. (2016, April).  Exploring electrohydraulic and electromagnetic forming of sheet metal.  Presented at the WKU Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Morteza Nurcheshmeh, WKU Engineering

Wayne, J. (2015, March). Exploring biodiversity through isolation and characterization of bacteriophages Bilbo and Fanfare. Presented at the WKU Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

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

White, A. (2015, March). Presented at the Louisville Regional Science and Engineering Fair, Louisville, KY.

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

Wood, R. (2015, November).  Development of aptamer/graphene oxide FRET biosensor for one-step ultrasensitive detection of bisphenol A and analogues.  Presented at the Kentucky Academy of Sciences Meeting, Highland Heights, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Sanju Gupta, WKU Physics

Wood, R. (2016, April).  Development of aptamer/graphene oxide FRET biosensor for one-step ultrasensitive detection of bisphenol A and analogues.  Presented at the WKU Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Sanju Gupta, WKU Physics

Wright, A. (2015, March). Reaction of platinum complexes with a methionine analog. Presented at the WKU Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Kevin Williams, WKU Chemistry

Wright, A. (2015, November). Effects of IPA-3 on PAK1 and PAK2 in breast cancer cell lines.  Presented at the Kentucky Academy of Sciences Meeting, Highland Heights, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Julia Carter, Wood Hudson Cancer Research Lab

Wright, A. (2016, February).  Reactions of anticancer analogs with proteins and DNA.  Presented at Posters at the Capitol, Frankfort, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Kevin Williams, WKU Chemistry

Wright, A. (2016, March).  Partial displacement of a triamine ligand from platinum(II) by guanosine 5'-monophosphate.  Presented at the 251st American Chemical Society National Meeting and Exposition, San Diego, CA.

Mentor: Dr. Kevin Williams, WKU Chemistry

Wright, A. (2016, April).  Reactions of anticancer analogs with proteins and DNA.  Presented at the WKU Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Kevin Williams, WKU Chemistry

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