14 Chemistry Researchers to Present at Undergraduate Symposium

Adam Awe (right) presents his research project at the Undergraduate Research Symposium

The 2015 Undergraduate Symposium on Thursday, April 16, will feature 14 outstanding undergraduate chemistry major researchers and undergraduate researchers working with chemistry faculty. The event will take place at Union South, primarily in Varsity Hall, from noon 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 Blackwell, Gellman, Hermans, Jin, Keutsch, Mecozzi, Nathanson, Raines, Record, Stahl, and Weisshaar research groups.


3:30-4:45 p.m. (Industry B Room)

Cobalt Phosphosulfide (Cops) as an Efficient Electrocatalyst for the Hydrogen Evolution Reaction
Michael Stone, Mentor: Prof. Song Jin

Adsorption of Ammonia to Divalent Transition Metal Atoms in Zeolites
Pajean Uchupalanun, Mentor: Florian Goeltl

Synthesis and Quantification of the Secondary Organosulfate Derived from 2-Methyl-3- Buten-2-Ol (Mbo)
Steven Underwood, Mentor: Prof. Frank Keutsch

Posters (Varsity Hall)

12:30-1:45 p.m.

#73 – Identification of Residues Governing Ligand Recognition in Luxr Homologs
Trevor Schell, Mentor: Prof. Helen Blackwell

#91 – Mechanism of the Antimicrobial Peptide Indolicidin on the Cytoplasmic Membrane of E. Coli
Meghan Turner, Mentor: Prof. James Weisshaar

#99 – Cooperativity of n –> π* Interactions
Kelly Wallin, Mentor: Prof. Ronald Raines

#103 – A New Method for Copper-Catalyzed Aerobic Oxidation of Bidentate Substrates
Tianyao Wu, Mentor: Scott McCann

2-3:15 p.m.

#151 – Synthesis of Semifluorinated Amphiphiles Designed to Form Micelles for Use in Drug Delivery
Eric Madsen, Mentor: Prof. Sandro Mecozzi

#162 – Liquid Microjet Production
Chris Miller, Mentor: Jennifer Faust

#173 – Efforts to Develop Î’/ Î’-Peptide Mimics of the Z-Domain Targeting Tumor Necrosis Factor- Î’ Signaling
Nicholas Rettko, Mentor: Prof. Samuel Gellman

3:30-4:45 p.m.

#210 – Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Small Solute Chemical Interactions
Lixue Cheng, Mentor: Prof. Thomas Record

#220 – Integrated Analysis Platform of Phospho-S6 in Renal Cell Carcinoma Circulating Tumor Cells
Benjamin Gibbs, Mentor: Prof. Joshua Lang

#232 – Synthesis and Characterization of a Library of Sub-Monolayer Oxide-On-Oxide Catalysts
Fangying Huang, Martin Martinez, Jesse Panger, Mentor: Carlos Carrero Marquez