Montana State University

Fall 2002 and Spring 2003 Scholars

   

Emily Armitage

Mechanical Engineering Technology
Mentor: Charles Kankelborg, Physics
Project: Multi-order solar EUV spectrograph (MOSES): Stray light rejection
Shannon Atkins
Chemistry
Mentor: Mary Cloniger, Chemistry
Project: The synthesis of N-acetyl glucosamine functionalized dendrimers
Wesley Bauman
Civil Engineering
Mentor: Anne Camper, Civil Engineering
Project:

Effectiveness of chloramines used as the recharge biocide on rechargeable biocidal surfaces

Danielle Blessum
Biomedical Science
Mentor: Charles Paden, Cell Biology & Neuroscience
Project:

Changes in Axonal morphology following collateral sprouting

Breeze Briggs
Chemistry
Mentor: Edward Dratz, Chemistry & Biology
Project:

The augmentation and enhancement of BCHM 204: The biochemistry of health for non-science majors

Jared Burdick
Physics
Interdisciplinary - ME
Mentor: William Hiscock, Physics
Project:

Bolometric measurements of cosmic microwave background radiation

Kelly Burningham
Microbiology
Mentor: Marcella McClure, Microbiology
Project:

Multiple alignment, functional domains, and contact predictions of the order mononegavirales

Jeffrey Cameron
Plant Biology
Mentor: Robert Sharrock, Plant Sciences & Plant Pathology
Project: Understanding phase specific internode in a model plant: Arabidopsis thaliana
Michael Chase
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Mentor: Charles Kankelborg, Physics
Project: CCD housings
Dustin Cram
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Mentor: Charles Kankelborg, Physics
Project: Optical mounting in a space flight environment
Monica Crowley
Biological Sciences
Biomedical Sciences
Mentor: Jean Starkey, Microbiology
Project: Characterization of a new human colon cancer cell line
Kristi DeVries
Horticulture Science
Mentor: Tracy Dougher, Plant Sciences & Plant Pathology
Project: Photoselective filters for quality production of lettuce and pansies in low light
Daniel Ensign
Chemistry
Mentor: Trevor Douglas, Chemistry & Biochemistry
Project: Interaction of the Archeon sulfolobus sulfataricus with uranium(VI)
Jody Evans
Biochemistry
Mentor: Christina Campbell, Health & Human Development
Project:

Glycemic and insulinemic response of soymilk vs. cow's milk

Christie Flechsenhar
Agriculture Education
Mentor: William Dyer, Plant Sciences & Plant Pathology
Project: Comparison of gene expression profiles in response to natural and synthetic auxins
William Franck
Microbiology
Mentor: Tim McDermott, Thermal Biology
Project: Molecular characterizaton of Arsenite-oxidizing biofilm communities inhabiting Arsenical-sulfide microsprings of Yellowstone National Park

Pamela Fry

Biomedical Science
Mentor: Charles Paden, Cell Biology & Neuroscience
Project: Time and region effect of penetrating head injury in rats
Zachary Gildersleeve
Media & Theatre Arts
Mentor: Cindy Stillwell, Media & Theatre Arts
Project: Bittersweet honey

Anne-Kathrin Gleske

Biochemistry
Mentor: Mark Young, Plant Science/Microbiology
Project: Analysis of SSV DNA integration sites in the host chromosome of its extremophile host Sulfolobus solfataricus
Sarah Golden
Biology
Mentor: Zbigniew Lewandowski, Civil Engineering
Project: Effects of oxygen and carbon dioxide on production of TSST-1 toxin by cells of Staphylococcus aureus growing in biofilms
Raina Gough
Chemistry
Mentor: Trevor Douglas, Chemistry & Biochemistry
Project: Covalent modification preparing for gadolinium bonding in a self-assembling heat shock protein from Methanococcus jannaschii

Hailey Haffey

English
Mentor: Lynda Sexson, History & Philosophy
Project: Schismatic catholicism: Rural and urban development
Hailey Haffey
English
Mentor: Gwendolyn Morgan, English
Project: Dualistic particulars: How mystical and metaphysical literature demand differentiation of erotic profanities
Erin Hagengruber
Nursing
Mentor: Barbara Derwinski-Robinson, Nursing
Project: Montana nursing workforce survey
Amber Harrer
Chemical Engineering
Mentor: Phil Stewart, Chemical Engineering
Project: Spatial patterns of killing in Pseudomanas aeruginosa biofilms
Tara Heelan
Biotechnology
Mentor: Katherine Gauss, Biology
Project: Analysis of NADPH oxidase protein location in intact cells using GFP tags
Crystal Hepp
Microbiology
Mentor: Marcella McClure, Microbiology
Project: Reverse transcriptase database update
Matt Holzer
Mathematics
Mentor: Tomas Gedeon, Mathematics
Project: Phase locking in a more general integrate-and-fire model of a neuron
Wayne Janssen
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Mentor: Charles Kankelborg, Physics
Project: MOSES thermal system
Stephanie Kienitz
Horticulture
Landscape Design
Mentor: David Baumbauer, Plant Growth Center
Project: Mandan corn in Montana
Bonnie Kirkpatrick
Computer Science
Mentor: Brendan Mumey, Computer Science
Project: Protein structure determination with mapping techniques
Sarah Klingsporn
Horticulture & Plant Biology
Mentor: Cathy Cripps, Plant Sciences & Plant Pathology
Project: Recycling of agricultural and industrial waste using Fungal mycelium
Mike McTeague
Geology
Mentor: Jim Schmitt, Earth Sciences
Project: Facies anaysis and post depositional deformation of the coarse grained facies of the LaHood formation
Michelle Mandic
Biochemistry
Mentor: Martin Lawrence, Chemistry & Biochemistry
Project: Iron metabolism and its homeostatic regulation by Cytosolic aconitase
Mark Manning
Studio Arts
Mentor: N.R. Pope, School of Art
Project: Professional ceramics assistantship
Michelle Melby
Biomedical Sciences
Microbiology
Mentor: Dwight Phillips, Cell Biology & Neuroscience
Project: Effects of maternal ethanol consumption during the third trimester on the rat dorsal column
Jeremy Mitchell

Chemical Engineering
Mentor: Mark Shirtliff, Chemical Engineering
Project: Proteomic evaluation of Staphylococcus epidermidis biofilms
David Moore
Entomology
Mentor: Florence Dunkel, Entomology
Project: Natural insect control: Efficacy of pawpaw, asimina triloba, for management of greenhouse whiteflies, trialeurodes vaporiorum (westwood), the citrus mealybug, planococcus citri, and other greenhouse iInsect pests

Jesse Mosolf

Chemical Engineering
Mentor: Trevor Douglas, Chemistry/Biochemistry
Project: Control of mineralization and composition in the ferritin-like protein of Listeria innocua
Britney Moss

Biochemistry/Honors
Mentor: Jean Starkey, Microbiology
Project: Investigation of LBP interference with Angiostatin generation
Pamela Nichols
Nursing
Mentor: Barbara Derwinski-Robinson, Nursing
Project: Montana nursing workforce survey
Caitlin Pashalek
Media & Theatre Arts
Mentor: Paul Monaco, Media & Theatre Arts
Project: Experimental animation series
Hayley Piepmeyer
Biomedical Science
Mentor: Christa Merzdorf, Cell Biology & Neuroscience
Project: Determination of Opl protein distribution in early development
Heather Prody
Horticulture
Mentor: David Baumbauer, Plant Growth Center
Project: Mandan corn in Montana
Loni Queer
Biotechnology
Mentor: Donald Burgess, Vet Molecular Biology
Project: Mocrophage killing of Tritrichomonas foetus
Mark Rocque
Technology Education
Mentor: Scott Davis, Technology Education
Project: Are Montana students technologically literate?
Jason Scott
Physics
Mentor: Petrus Martens, Physics
Project: Analysis of extreme ultra-violet and X-ray emission from solar coronal loops
Casey Sensecqua
Geology
Mentor: Jim Schmitt, Earth Sciences
Project: Origin and diagnosis of Tufa bioherms from tertiary lacustrine sediments, Canyon Ferry Reservoir, Southwest Montana
Dustin Slunaker
Biomedical Science
Mentor: Martin Teintze, Chemistry & Biochemistry
Project: Screening of phage display libraries with antibodies to HIV gp120
Sara Stickel
Biology
Mentor: Christa Merzdorf, Cell Biology and Neuroscience
Project:

Testing the requirement for the transcription factor Opl in neural development

Deanne Stookey
Biology
Mentor: Zbigniew Lewandowski, Civil Engineering
Project: Quantifying biofilm reproductibility
Jay Stringer
Biochemistry
Mentor: David Singel, Chemistry/Biochemistry
Project: Reactions of Nitric oxide and human hemoglobin at physiological conditions
Seth Timpano
Physics, Applied Math, & Philosophy
Mentor: Neil Cornish, Physics
Project: Galactic sources of gravitational waves
Andra Toivola
Earth Science & Physical Geography
Mentor: Lisa Graumlich, Big Sky Institute
Project: A disjunct ponderosa pine stand in the greater Yellowstone ecosystem: Origins and viability
Jade Tone
Media & Theatre Arts
MPVT
Mentor: Cindy Stillwell, Media & Theatre Arts
Project: Bittersweet honey
Jeremy Varga
Biotechnology
Mentor: John Watt, Cell Biology & Neuroscience
Project: IL-1B receptors on pituicytes controlling neurosecretory activity
Erin Werner
Chemical Engineering
Mentor: Phil Stewart, Chemical Engineering
Project: Spatial patterns of growth in Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms