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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 2017 Research Outcomes

 

Publications

Bosh, R. (2017). Instrumentation for the Citizen CATE Experiment: Faroe Islands and Indonesia. Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 129:015005.

Mentor: Dr. Richard Gelderman, WKU Physics and Astronomy

Hare, H. (2017). Instrumentation for the Citizen CATE Experiment: Faroe Islands and Indonesia. Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 129:015005.

Mentor: Dr. Richard Gelderman, WKU Physics and Astronomy

Kinnard, J.  (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

Kinnard, J.  (2017).  The visual perception of distance ratios outdoors.  Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics, 79, 1195-1203.  Doi: 10.3758/s13414-017-1294-9 

Mentor: Dr. Farley Norman, WKU Psychological Sciences

Thompson, T. (2017). Instrumentation for the Citizen CATE Experiment: Faroe Islands and Indonesia. Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 129:015005.

Mentor: Dr. Richard Gelderman, WKU Physics and Astronomy

 

Presentations

Ahmed, T. (2016). Analysis of DNA data using Mathematica. Presented at WKU 36th Annual Mathematics Symposium, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Claire Rinehart, WKU Biology

Ahmed, T.  (2016, April).  Comparison of bacteriophages Nearlyheadless and Hemsworth.  Presented at the WKU Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

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

Alexander, K.  (2016, April).  Discovery and comparison of novel mycobacteriophages Schadenfreude and Widewale.  Presented at the WKU Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

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

Ashley, K. (2017). Resilience: The road to maximum recovery following brain injury. Presented at 47th Annual WKU Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Jean Neils-Strunjas, WKU Communication Sciences and Disorders

Banaszak, A. (2016). Molecular sensitivity and selectivity of metal nanoparticles decorated graphene as ‘smart’ surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) platforms. Presented at Kentucky Academy of Sciences, Louisville, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Sanju Gupta, WKU Physics

Banaszak, A. (2017). Molecular sensitivity and selectivity of metal nanoparticles decorated graphene as ‘smart’ surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) platforms. Presented at 47th Annual WKU Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Sanju Gupta, WKU Physics

Banaszak, A. (2017). Molecular sensitivity and selectivity of metal nanoparticles decorated graphene as ‘smart’ surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) platforms. Presented at Posters at the Capitol, Frankfort, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Sanju Gupta, WKU Physics

Biddle, M. (2016). Efficacy of mycorrhizae fungi in perennial plants. Presented at Kentucky Academy of Sciences, Louisville, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Martin Stone, WKU Agriculture

Biddle, M.  (2016, April).  Isolation, characterization, and comparison of two novel bacteriophages.  Presented at the WKU Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

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

Biddle, M. (2017). The effect of gravity level variation on the growth rate, behavior, and nutrient uptake within a crop of sample plants. Presented at 47th Annual WKU Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Martin Stone, WKU Agriculture

Boone, C. (2016). MyMathematicaLab. Presented at WKU 36th Annual Mathematics Symposium, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Claus Ernst, WKU Mathematics and Dr. Huanjing Wang, WKU Computer Science

Bosh, R. (2017). Initial assembly of telescopes. Presented at Citizen CATE Kentucky Tennessee Workshop, Cookeville, TN.

Mentor, Dr. Richard Gelderman, WKU Physics and Astronomy

Bosh, R. (2017). Multi-site observations of the March 2016 total solar eclipse: Calibration of images to simulate continuous monitoring. Presented at 229th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society, Grapevine, TX.

Mentor, Dr. Richard Gelderman, WKU Physics and Astronomy

Boyareddygari, K. (2017). Can we use student research in mathematics to heal all wounds? Presented at WKU 36th Annual Mathematics Symposium, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Richard Schugart, WKU Mathematics

Boyareddygari, K. (2017). Parameter sensitivity analysis of a partial differential equation wound neovascularization model. Presented at 47th Annual WKU Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Richard Schugart, WKU Mathematics

Boyareddygari, K. (2017). Sampling techniques for parameter estimation of chronic wound healing, parameter distribution comparison, and parameter sensitivity analysis. Presented at Joint Mathematics Meeting, Atlanta, GA.

Mentor: Dr. Richard Schugart, WKU Mathematics

Boyareddygari, K. (2017). Using Latin hypercube sampling and partial rank correlation coefficients to assess sensitivity in mathematical models. Presented at Midwest Undergraduate Mathematics Symposium, Des Moines, IA.

Mentor: Dr. Richard Schugart, WKU Mathematics

Boyareddygari, K. (2017). Using parameter estimation techniques to analyze a mathematical model in wound healing. Presented at Posters at the Capitol, Frankfort, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Richard Schugart, WKU Mathematics

Brickeen, X.  (2016, April).  Isolation and characterization of novel mycobacteriophages Baehexic and Ruin.  Presented at the WKU Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

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

Brown, K.  (2016, April).  Investigating en echelon fault systems on the surface of Mars to understand past strike-slip tectonics.  Presented at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Asheville, NC.

Mentor: Dr. Nahid Gani, WKU Geography and Geology

Brown, K. (2016). Understanding tectonic processes from the distribution pattern and interaction of strike-slip faults and en echelon: A new study from the Solis Planum and Lunae Planum regions of the Valles Marineris on Mars. Presented at American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Mentor: Dr. Nahid Gani, WKU Geology

Brown, K. (2017). Understanding tectonic processes from the distribution pattern and interaction of strike-slip faults and en echelon: A new study from the Solis Planum and Lunae Planum regions of the Valles Marineris on Mars. Presented at Kentucky Academy of Sciences, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Nahid Gani, WKU Geology

Brown, K.  (2016, April).  Tectonic activities on Mars: An analysis of faults in the Valles Marineris graben system.  Presented at the WKU Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Nahid Gani, WKU Geography and Geology

Carrender, M. (2017). Synthesis of heteropolyoxoniobate using a water-soluble nickel-substituted decaniobate ions. Presented at 47th Annual WKU Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Bangbo Yan, WKU Chemistry

Carrender, M. (2016). Synthesis, structures, and luminescent properties of Lanthanide Niobates. Presented at Kentucky Academy of Sciences, Louisville, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Bangbo Yan, WKU Chemistry

Carroll, A. (2016). Identifying essential viral genes through genomic engineering. Presented at Kentucky Academy of Sciences. Louisville, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Rodney King, WKU Biology

Carroll, A.  (2016, April).  Isolation and characterization of novel mycobacteriophages Baehexic and Ruin.  Presented at the WKU Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

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

Daniels, M. (2016). Analysis of DNA data using Mathematica. Presented at WKU 36th Annual Mathematics Symposium, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Claire Rinehart, WKU Biology

Daniels, M.  (2016, April).  Comparison of bacteriophages Nearlyheadless and Hemsworth.  Presented at the WKU Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

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

Daniels, M.  (2016, June).  The isolation of mycobacteriophage Hemsworth.  Presented at the National Consortium of Secondary STEM Schools Student Research Conference, Hoboken, NJ.

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

Daugherty, D.  (2016, April).  The benefits of a right-to-work state.  Presented at the WKU Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Brian Strow, WKU Economics

Daugherty, D. (2017). The effect of financial literacy on preventative healthcare usage. Presented at Academy of Economics and Finance Conference, Charleston, SC.

Mentor: Dr. Johnny Chan, WKU Finance

Daugherty, D. (2017). The effect of financial literacy on preventative healthcare usage. Presented at 47th Annual WKU Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Johnny Chan, WKU Finance

Forgey, C.  (2016, June).  Associations between parent employment, parenting, and infant temperament.  Presented at the National Consortium of Secondary STEM Schools Student Research Conference, Hoboken, NJ.

Mentor: Dr. Diane Lickenbrock, WKU Psychological Sciences

Graff, P. (2017). Photodeactivation of pathogenic bacteria using photosensitizers and graphene quantum dots. Presented at Posters at the Capitol, Frankfort, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Ali Er, WKU Physics and Astronomy

Hare, H.  (2016).  CATE 2016 Indonesia: Image calibration, intensity calibration, and drift scan.  Presented at American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Mentor: Dr. Richard Gelderman, WKU Physics and Astronomy and Dr. Matt Penn, National Solar Observatory

Hare, H. (2016). Imaging the March 9th, 2016 total solar eclipse. Presented at Kentucky Academy of Sciences, Louisville, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Richard Gelderman, WKU Physics and Astronomy and Dr. Matt Penn, National Solar Observatory

Hare, H. (2017). Review of Indonesia eclipse and laptops, camera operation and image capture. Presented at Citizen CATE Kentucky Tennessee Workshop, Cookeville, TN.

Mentor: Dr. Richard Gelderman, WKU Physics and Astronomy

Henshaw, P. (2017). Resilience: The road to maximum recovery following brain injury. Presented at 47th Annual WKU Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Jean Neils-Strunjas, WKU Communication Sciences and Disorders

Hughes, R. (2017). The kinematics of envenomation by Urobatis Jamaicensis. Presented at 47th Annual WKU Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Steve Huskey, WKU Biology

Johnson, J. (2017). The effects of a high fat diet on gene expression in lean and obese women. Presented at 47th Annual WKU Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Jill Maples, WKU Exercise Science

Johnson, J. (2017). The effects of a high-fat meal on PBMC gene expression in lean and obese women. Presented at 5th Annual Meeting of the Kentucky Chapter of the American Physiological Society, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Jill Maples, WKU Exercise Science

Johnson, V. (2017). Colocalization of Phk γ-181 and Na-14 In Sh-sy5y cells. Presented at WKU Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Nancy Rice, WKU Biology

Khan, S.  (2016, April).  Isolation, characterization, and comparison of two novel bacteriophages.  Presented at the WKU Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

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

Khan, S.  (2016, June).  The isolation, characterization, and comparison of the annotated genomic layout of two A2 bacteriophages, Flare16 and Baehexic.  Presented at the National Consortium of Secondary STEM Schools Student Research Conference, Hoboken, NJ.

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

Khan, S. (2017). The x-ray crystallography analyses of an anti-thyroid compound: 1-methyl,2-mercaptoimidazol (MMI). Presented at Posters at the Capitol, Frankfort, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Edwin Stevens, WKU Chemistry

Khan, S. (2017). X-ray crystallography analyses of an anti-thyroid compound: 1-methyl-2-mercaptoimidazole. Presented at 47th Annual WKU Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Edwin Stevens, WKU Chemistry

Kinnard, J.  (2016, April).  Security analysis of the Mqtt protocol for the internet of things.  Presented at the WKU Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Stacy Wilson, WKU Engineering

Kirtland, A.  (2016, June).  Geometric methods for reducing the number of hypothesis boxes in pedestrian detection.  Presented at the National Consortium of Secondary STEM Schools Student Research Conference, Hoboken, NJ.

Mentor: Dr. Qi Li, WKU Computer Science

Kirtland, A.  (2016, April).  Geometry methods for reducing the number of hypothesis boxes in the context of pedestrian detection.  Presented at the WKU Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Qi Li, WKU Computer Science

Kirtland, A. (2016). The particulars of Pac-Man. Presented at WKU 36th Annual Mathematics Symposium, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Claus Ernst, WKU Mathematics and Dr. Huanjing Wang, WKU Computer Science

Parker, L. (2017). The visible-light responsive TiO2/graphene heterojunction materials. Presented at Posters at the Capitol, Frankfort, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Yan Cao, WKU Chemistry

Prasad, A.  (2016, April).  A mathematical model for the interactions of matrix metalloproteinase and their inhibitors in a wound.  Presented at the WKU Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY. 

Mentor: Dr. Richard Schugart, WKU Mathematics

Prasad, A.  (2016, June).  A mathematical model for the interactions of matrix metalloproteinases and their inhibitors in a wound.  Presented at the National Consortium of Secondary STEM Schools Student Research Conference, Hoboken, NJ.

Mentor: Dr. Richard Schugart, WKU Mathematics

Prasad, A. (2016). Can we use student research in mathematics to heal all wounds?. Presented at WKU 36th Annual Mathematics Symposium, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Richard Schugart, WKU Mathematics

Prasad, A. (2017). Constructing an optimal design method in a mathematical model for the interactions of Matrix Metalloproteinases and their inhibitors in a wound. Presented at Midwest Undergraduate Mathematics Symposium, Des Moines, IA.

Mentor: Dr. Richard Schugart, WKU Mathematics

Prasad, A.  (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

Prasad, A. (2016). Using individual patient data to quantify a mathematical model for the interactions of Matrix Metalloproteinases and their inhibitors in a wound. Presented at NIMBioS, Knoxville, TN.

Mentor: Dr. Richard Schugart, WKU Mathematics

Prasad, A. (2016). Using individual patient data to quantify a mathematical model for the interactions of Matrix Metalloproteinases and their inhibitors in a wound. Presented at WKU 36th Annual Mathematics Symposium, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Richard Schugart, WKU Mathematics

Prasad, A. (2017). Using individual patient data to quantify a mathematical model for the interactions of Matrix Metalloproteinases and their inhibitors in a wound. Presented at Joint Mathematics Meeting, Atlanta, GA.

Mentor: Dr. Richard Schugart, WKU Mathematics

Prasad, A. (2017). Using parameter estimation techniques to analyze a mathematical model in wound healing. Presented at Posters at the Capitol, Frankfort, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Richard Schugart, WKU Mathematics

Senay, T.  (2016, April).  Spontaneous mutations in a viral population increase genetic diversity.  Presented at the WKU Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

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

Smith, T. (2016). Graphene quantum dots electrochemistry and development of sensitive electrochemical biosensor. Presented at Kentucky Academy of Sciences, Louisville, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Sanju Gupta, WKU Physics

Smith, T. (2017). Graphene quantum dots electrochemistry and development of sensitive electrochemical biosensor. Presented at 47th Annual WKU Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Sanju Gupta, WKU Physics

Smith, T. (2017). Graphene quantum dots electrochemistry and development of sensitive electrochemical biosensor. Presented at Posters at the Capitol, Frankfort, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Sanju Gupta, WKU Physics

Stickney, C. (2017). Pathways for environmental sulfuric acid contamination from disturbance of geologic materials. Presented at Posters at the Capitol, Frankfort, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Chris Groves, WKU Geography and Geology

Stickney, C. (2016). The particulars of Pac-Man. Presented at WKU 36th Annual Mathematics Symposium, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Claus Ernst, WKU Mathematics and Dr. Huanjing Wang, WKU Computer Science

Thompson, T. (2016). A compilation of hydrogen α structure of planetary nebulae. Presented at Kentucky Academy of Sciences, Louisville, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Ting-Hui Lee, WKU Physics and Astronomy

Thompson, P.  (2016, April).  An overview of the Citizen CATE project for continental scale data collection during the 21 August 2017 total eclipse of the Sun.  Presented at the WKU Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Richard Gelderman, WKU Physics and Astronomy

Thompson, T. (2016). MyMathematicaLab. Presented at WKU 36th Annual Mathematics Symposium, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Claus Ernst, WKU Mathematics and Dr. Huanjing Wang, WKU Computer Science

Urso, O.  (2016, April).  Discovery and comparison of novel mycobacteriophages Schadenfreude and Widewale.  Presented at the WKU Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

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

Urso, O. (2016). Identifying essential viral genes through genomic engineering. Presented at Kentucky Academy of Sciences. Louisville, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Rodney King, WKU Biology

Urso, O. (2016). Identifying essential viral genes through genomic engineering. Presented at 47th Annual WKU Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Rodney King, WKU Biology

Weaver, M. (2016). Break the ice. Presented at WKU 36th Annual Mathematics Symposium, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Claus Ernst, WKU Mathematics and Dr. Huanjing Wang, WKU Computer Science

Weaver, M.  (2016, June).  Coordinating Observations of the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse.  Presented at the National Consortium of Secondary STEM Schools Student Research Conference, Hoboken, NJ.

Mentor: Dr. Richard Gelderman, WKU Physics and Astronomy

Williams, J. (2016). Break the ice. Presented at WKU 36th Annual Mathematics Symposium, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Claus Ernst, WKU Mathematics and Dr. Huanjing Wang, WKU Computer Science

Williams, J.  (2016, April).  The Sun's magnetic field and its impact on the solar corona.  Presented at the WKU Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Richard Gelderman, WKU Physics and Astronomy

Young, T. (2016). Synthesis of copper vanadate as battery material. Presented at Kentucky Academy of Sciences, Louisville, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Bangbo Yan, WKU Chemistry

Young, T. (2017). Synthesis of copper vanadate as a battery electrode material. Presented at 47th Annual WKU Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

Mentor: Dr. Bangbo Yan, WKU Chemistry

Zahn, A. (2017). Preparation and reactivity of platinum(II) complexes with dipropylenetriamine ligands. Presented at 253rd American Chemical Society National Meeting and Exposition, San Francisco, CA.

Mentor: Dr. Kevin Williams, WKU Chemistry

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