2016 National Convention ScheduleMcKendree University Campus

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Thursday, March 31

5:00-7:00 pm Registration - PAC Lobby(12)
7:00-9:00 Student Social Activity - The Lair
6:30-10:00 Executive Council Meeting - PAC214

Friday, April 1

7:45 am Registration and Poster Set Up Time - The Hett Lobby (22)
8:00 - 8:40 Opening meeting, Welcome - The Hett

8:40 - 10:00 Oral Presentations - The Hett

      • 8:40-9:00 Benjamin Albers, Alpha Psi Chapter, Hillsdale College, Determination of Discontinuity in a Pristine, Small Michigan River through Benthic Metabolism and T-RFLP Analysis 
      • 9:00-9:20 Katie Beverley, Rho Chapter, University of Indianapolis, Ciprofloxacin, 5-Flouracil, and Gemcitabine as Adjuvant Chemotherapy Agents for Pancreatic Cancer
      • 9:20-9:40 Codi Broten, Alpha Psi Chapter, Hillsdale College, Evaluation of Forskolin for Desmutagenic and Antioxidant Activity via the SOS Chromotest and DPPH Assay
      • 9:40-10:00 Joseph T. Hare, Alpha Pi Chapter, Trevecca Nazarene University, Meniscus Size: A New Approach to Meniscal Matching for Meniscal Transplants

10:00 - 11:00 Poster Session -  The Hett Lobby

      • Alexander Cardascio, Pi Chapter, Millikin University, The Effects of Late Transition Metal Nanoparticles on the Formation of Carbonic Acid
      • Dianessa Dizon, Beth Ringwelski, Hunter Smith, Gamma Gamma Chapter, Concordia College, Comparison of Red and Gray Squirrel’s Behavior on an Urban College Campus
      • Robin Fettig, Gamma Gamma Chapter, Concordia College, Concordia Science Academy: A Community-Based Science Outreach Organization
      • Robin Fettig, Gamma Gamma Chapter, Concordia College,  Isolation and Cloning of Trypanosoma brucei Genes Involved in Lipid Droplet Function and Biogenesis
      • Bethany Freeland, Hannah Schmiesing, and Kylee Seljevold, Gamma Gamma Chapter, Concordia College, The Effects of Burning and Elevation on Andropogon gerardii Height and Phosphorus Content in Restored Prairies 
      • Madeline M. Gemuenden, Gamma Gamma Chapter, Concordia College, Synthesis of Folic Acid Derivative of Cisplatin 
      • Taylor Hatch, Rho, University of Indianapolis, Ultrastructure of Spermiogenesis within the Germinal Epithelium of the Red-Eared Slider, Trachemys sctripta elegans
      • David Hollis, Rho Chapter, University of Indianapolis, Electrochemical analysis of 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl in different solvents using cyclic voltammetry
      • Meia Kjellberg, Gamma Gamma Chapter, Concordia College, Degradation of Sulfa Drugs with Chlorine Dioxide - Investigating the pH Dependence of the Reaction
      • Joel Manzi, Rachel Baines, Beta Eta Chapter , Evangel University, Determination of the Crystal Structure and Kinetics of the Human Airway Trypsin-like Protease
      • Brooke Maruska, Meia Kjellberg, Scott Schwandt, Jessica Kongelf, Gamma Gamma Chapter, Concordia College, Wind Turbine Influence on Invertebrate and Mammal Species 
      • Alexandra Nash and Aubrey Masterson, Beta Chapter, McKendree University, Artificial prairie plant community effects on pollinator richness
      • Matthew Nelson, Lily Erdal, Maddi Gemuenden, and Landry Hacklander, Gamma Gamma Chapter, Concordia College, Analyzing Effects of Urine and Meat on Vertebrate Scavenging Behavior
      • Ali Al Saegh, Gamma Gamma Chapter, Concordia College, Changes in the protein levels of an anti-sprouting factor, thy-1, with age in the supraoptic nucleus: implications for a role in collateral axonal sprouting
      • Hannah Schmiesing, Gamma Gamma Chapter, Concordia College, Response of the small mammal community to prairie restoration in northwestern Minnesota
      • Hunter Smith, Gamma Gamma Chapter, Concordia College, Understanding Morphological Differences of American Waterweeds that Invade Europe
      • Jessica Watson, Gamma Gamma Chapter, Concordia College, A Comparison of Behavioral and Spatial Interactions Between American Red (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus) and Eastern Gray (Sciurus carolinensis) Squirrels
      • Madeline Weber, Jocelyn Young, Samantha Collins, William Grabowski, Gamma Eta Chapter, Marian University, Examining reactive oxygen species (ROS) as a trigger to induce mitochondrial biogenesis in Saccharomyces cerevisiae
      • Sarah Yeh, Maria West, Kailee Zabolotny, Gamma Gamma Chapter, Concordia College, Effects of Fire on Grasshopper Assemblages
      • Ashlyn York, Rho Chapter, University of Indianapolis, Progress Toward the Functionalization of Epigallocatechin Gallate

 

11:00 - 12:00 Oral Presentations - The Hett

      • 11:00-11:20 Marissa Owen, Alpha Psi Chapter, Hillsdale College, Ethanol-induced effects on embryonic brain glutathione levels and glutathione peroxidase activities
      • 11:20-11:40 Mikalah Smith, Alpha Psi Chapter, Hillsdale College, Acute Phase Protein Assays with qPCR in Cows and Giraffes 
      • 11:40-12:00 Jordan Thomas, Sigma Chapter, Our Lady of the Lake University, Computational model of the afferent connections to the mesocorticolimbic pathway

12:00 - 5:00 Field Trips (pdf)

6:30 - 7:30 pm Banquet - The Hett Lobby

7:30 - 8:00 pm 
 Keynote Speaker: Dr. Barbara Schaal, Mary Dell Chilton Distinguished Professor in Arts and Sciences and Dean of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences at Washington University

8:00 - 8:30 Sigma Zeta Awards Presentations

8:30 - 9:00 pm Committee Meetings

    [Auditing, Website, National Service Project, Resolutions, Nominations, Founder's Cup Award, Presentation Awards (faculty), Honor Awards]

 

Saturday, April 2

8:00-8:15 Committee meetings—if needed for last minute decisions or instructions

8:20 - 9:20 Oral Presentations - Bothwell Chapel (5)

      • 8:20-8:40 Quinton Barnes, Brittany Miller, Cheyenne Parker, Beta Eta Chapter, Evangel University, Developing Partnerships for Research: The stake holder tightrope
      • 8:40-9:00 Caitlin Behme, Rho Chapter, University of Indianapolis, Progress toward improving the efficiency of cost-efficient photovoltaic cells
      • 9:00-9:20 Maria Donnay, Beta Eta Chapter, Evangel University, Effects of urine and biochar on the emergence and biomass of cow pea
      • 9:20-9:40 Grason Godfrey, Alpha Pi Chapter, Trevecca Nazarene University, GRK6, p38 MAPK, and Parkinson’s Disease: The Effects of Kinase Inhibitors on Alpha Synuclein Aggregation

9:40 - 10:20 Break  --  Circuit Riders in Bothwell Chapel

10:20 - 11:40 Oral Presentations - Bothwell Chapel

      • 10:20-10:40 Bailey Houle, Gamma Gamma Chapter, Concordia College, Concordia Science Academy: A collaborative science outreach organization run by students and faculty
      • 10:40-11:00 Peter Piers, Pi Chapter, Millikin University, Lysis of liposome and nanoparticle composites by laser and thermal heating
      • 11:00-11:20 Amanda Scanameo, Gamma Eta Chapter, Marian University, In vitro analysis of the antimicrobial efficacy of rose bengal and green light against Staphylococcus aureus
      • 11:20-11:40 Elisabeth Wynia, Alpha Psi Chapter, Hillsdale College, Determination of the Effect of Analyte Charge and Concentration on Chiral Separation Efficiency by Capillary Electrophoresis

11:40-1:00 Closing Meeting - Bothwell Chapel

1:00 - 1:15 Chapter Pictures Bothwell Chapel