15 Undergraduate Chemistry Majors Selected for April 18 Undergraduate Symposium

Student Poster at Undergraduate SymposiumThe 2013 Undergraduate Symposium on Thursday, April 18, will feature about 15 outstanding undergraduate chemistry majors and researchers. The event will be held at Union South, primarily in Varsity Hall, from 12:30 to 5 p.m.

This campus-wide symposium showcases the "creativity, achievement, research, service-learning, and community-based research" of more than 550 undergraduates in all areas of study at UW-Madison.

Students selected to participate include undergraduates from the Keutsch, Moore, Record, Hamers, Cavagnero, Smith, Li, Raines, McMahon, Woods, Gellman, Yoon, and Zanni research groups:

Posters

12:30-2 p.m.

#18 - ATMOSPHERIC SIMULATION CHAMBER FOR THE MEASUREMENT OF VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUND OXIDATION
Hannah Grossberg, Jennifer Kaiser, Prof. Frank Keutsch

#38 - CHEMTEACHER
Samantha Warnes, Prof. John Moore

#75 - EFFECTS OF DELETION OF THE PLUG REGION IN RNA POLYMERASE
Chayanne Rosado, Emily Ruff, Prof. Thomas Record

#116 - IMPROVING CYCLE LENGTH OF LITHIUM ION BATTERIES VIA STUDIES INTO THE SURFACE CHEMISTRY OF SILICON
Richard Barltrop, Joseph Yeager, Prof. Robert Hamers

#133 KINETIC TRAPPING OF THE MONOMERIC STATES OF A MODEL PROTEIN UNDER PHYSIOLOGICAL CONDITIONS
Jon Lang, Prof. Silvia Cavagnero

#152 - MULTICELLULARITY IN YEAST CAUSED BY PMT4 MUTATION - GROWTH IN THE PRESENCE OF E.COLI CONTAMINATION
Jacklyn Artymiuk, Daniel Ladror, Prof. Lloyd Smith

2:15-3:30 p.m.

#14 - ANALYSIS OF ENZYMES FOUND TO CAUSE PRION DEGRADATION USING INHIBITOR AFFINITY CHROMATOGRAPHY
Eric Englin, Christopher Lietz, Prof. Lingjun Li

#65 - DIAZO COMPOUNDS FOR CATALYSIS-FREE ESTERIFICATION AND POTENTIAL USES IN HIV PROTEASE INHIBITORS
Amy Davis, Nicholas Mcgrath, Prof. Ron Raines

#146 - MILLIMETER-WAVE ROTATIONAL SPECTROSCOPY OF PYRIDAZINE AND ITS ASTROCHEMICAL IMPLICATIONS
Joshua Shutter, Prof. Robert McMahon, John Stanton, Prof. Claude Woods

3:45-5 p.m.

#26 - CELL FIXATIVE OPTIMIZATION FOR EXTRACTION OF NUCLEIC ACIDS FROM CIRCULATING TUMOR CELLS
Benjamin Gibbs, Prof. Joshua Lang

#59 - DESIGN OF ΑLPHA/BETA-PEPTIDE MIMICS FOR EVALUATION OF ANTIBODY BINDING PROMISCUITY
Ross Cheloha, Tong Wang, Prof. Samuel Gellman

#124 - INVESTIGATING THE HOFMEISTER INTERACTIONS BETWEEN SALTS AND DNA DOUBLE HELIX
Yurun Zhang, Prof. Thomas Record

#167 - PHOTOCATALYTIC ALPHA-AMINO RADICAL ADDITION TO MICHAEL ACCEPTORS
Eric Wiensch, Prof. Tehshik Yoon
 

Talks

12:30-2 p.m. (First Nations Room)

STUDYING THE MECHANISM OF THE DRUG PRAMLINTIDE WITH THE DIABETES DISEASE PROTEIN HIAPP
Wenting Cai, Prof. Martin Zanni

2:15-3:30 p.m. (First Nations Room)

ATTACHMENT OF A CARBON MONOLAYER ON SNO2 FOR INCREASED STABILITY IN ELECTRONIC APPLICATIONS
Connor Firth, Rebecca Putans, Prof. Robert Hamers

3:45-5 p.m. (Scholars Room)

THE EFFECTS OF ALTERATIONS TO THE DISCRIMINATOR REGION AND THE SIGMA 70 SUBUNIT ON RPO STABILITY
Michelle Nimz, Prof. Thomas Record