Students to present research at 2018 Posters-at-the-Capitol Author: WKU News Author: Thursday, January 25th, 2018
Twenty-four WKU students, including 10 from The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science, will present their research at the
2018 Posters-at-the-Capitol event Feb. 8 in Frankfort.
With unique research projects on display, Posters-at-the-Capitol helps to increase understanding of the important role undergraduate research plays in the education of students among those responsible for higher education funding in Kentucky.
The program, now in its 17
th year, runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Eastern time) with special remarks in the Capitol Rotunda at 10:45 a.m. (Eastern time).
WKU and Gatton Academy students presenting their research include the following:
Gatton Academy seniors
Wren Jenkins of Ashland and Daniela Zieba of Lexington will present . Faculty mentors: Dr. Michael Galloway and Dr. Guangming Xing, Computer Science; Dr. Jean-Luc Houle, Folk Studies and Anthropology Shovelware: Providing An Archaeological Field Research Management System Through A Function-As-A-Service Cloud Gatton Academy senior
Nikitha Rajendran of Frankfort and faculty members Karen Furgal, Keri Esslinger and Rachel Tinius will present . Faculty mentor: Dr. Rachel Tinius, Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport Correlation Between Maternal Physical Exercises During Late Pregnancy And Infant Motor Development Senior
Alexander Banaszak of Crestwood will present . Faculty mentor: Dr. Sanju Gupta, Physics and Astronomy Graphene-mediated Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy and Detection of Biomolecules Juniors
Brendan Evans of Burlington and Alex Henson of Sparta will present . Faculty mentor: Dr. Sanju Gupta, Physics and Astronomy Synthesis and Extensive Characterization of Mesoporous Graphene-based Nanomaterials for Renewable Energy and Environmental Applications Gatton Academy senior
John Nickell of Morehead will present . Faculty mentors: Dr. Jean Snavely and Dr. Kam “Johnny” Chan, Finance The Effect of Financial Literacy on Preventive Health Care Usage Gatton Academy senior
Margaret Cook of Union will present . Faculty mentor: Dr. Yan Cao, Chemistry Influence of Arsenic on Lanthanide Bioaccumulation in Nephrolepis exaltata and Related Effects Gatton Academy senior
Deeya Patel of Hopkinsville will present . Faculty mentor: Dr. Dylan Burnette, Cell and Developmental Biology at Vanderbilt University Cellular Mechanisms Underlying Cardiotoxicities of Cancer Therapies Gatton Academy senior
Samuel C. Kessler of Campbellsville will present . Faculty mentors: Dr. Vikas Kumar and Dr. Waldemar Rossi, Aquaculture Research Center at Kentucky State University Utilization of Black Soldier Fly Larvae (Hermetia illucens) in Aquaculture Feed for Nile Tilapia (Oreochromus niloticus) and Bio-waste Recycling Gatton Academy senior
Skyler Hornback of Sonora will present . Faculty mentor: Dr. Edwin D. Stevens, Chemistry Theoretical Calculation of the Electron Density Distribution of 1-Methyl-2-Mercaptoimidazole (MMI) Seniors
Carter Jackson of Bowling Green and Kattie McFarland of Bowling Green will present Faculty mentor: Shahnaz Aly, Engineering and Applied Sciences Adaptive Reuse: Is it Really Necessary? Gatton Academy senior
Wendy Cecil of Bardstown will present . Faculty mentor: Dr. Cathleen Webb, Chemistry A Study of Mercury in Bald Eagle Feathers and Quills Senior
Lauren Cooper of Louisville will present . Faculty mentor: Dr. Ali Er, Physics and Astronomy The Effects of Photo-Activated Graphene Quantum Dots on Bacterial Deactivation Senior
Zachary Thomas of Bowling Green, graduate student Dovletgeldi Seyitliyev of Istanbul, Turkey, graduate student Khomidkhodzha Kholikov of Isfara, Tajikistan, and senior Byron Grant of Nashville, Tennessee, will present . Faculty mentor: Dr. Ali Er, Physics and Astronomy Laser-Induced Hydrogen Generation From Coal Gatton Academy senior
Austin Gabhart of Lawrenceburg will present . Faculty mentor: Dr. Mikhail Khenner, Mathematics A Perturbation Method for Determination of an Approximate Analytical Solution of a Nonlinear System of ODEs Senior
Ashley Gilliam of Clarksville, Tennessee, will present . Faculty mentor: Dr. Ashley Stinnett, Folk Studies and Anthropology A Comparative Study of How White-Identifying Populations View Muslims in the US and UK Seniors
Vanessa Brown of Bowling Green, Kristina Hapney of Glasgow and Tiffany Sexton of Horse Cave will present . Faculty mentor: Dr. Joseph W. Evans, Allied Health The Use of Platelet-Rich Growth Factors in Dentistry
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