Montana State University

Academic Year 2010-2011 Scholars

INBRE Scholars

Dewey Brooke

Pony, Montana

Biochemistry
Mentor: Brian Bothner, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Project:

Analysis of phospholipase activity in adeno-associated virus particles by liquid-chromatography/mass-spectrometry

Loribeth Evertz

Joliet, Montana

Mechanical Engineering
Mentor: Sarah Codd, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Project: Oscillatory flow phenomena in simple fluids and complex fluids such as blood

Hilary Fabich

Livingston, Montana

Chemical Engineering
Mentor: Joseph Seymour, Chemical and Biological Engineering
Project:

Magnetic Resonance Microscopy Characterization of Fluid Dynamics in Acetylated and Deacetylated Alginate

Forrest Hoyt

Corvallis, Montana

Chemistry
Mentor: Benfange Lei, Veterinary and Molecular Biology
Project:

Evaluation of the contributions of the esterase SsE and peptadases SpyCEP and ScpA to inhibition of neutrophil recruitment by Group A Streptococcus

Kyler Kingston

Butte, Montana

Biochemistry
Mentor: Christa Merzdorf, Cell Biology and Neuroscience
Project:

Individual roles of Zic family proteins

Steven Paulson

Cut Bank, Montana

Chemical Engineering
Mentor: Ross Carlson, Chemical and Biological Engineering
Project:

Construction and Characterization of Metabolically Engineered Escherichia coli Biofilm Communities

Kaitlyn Roth

California

Biochemistry
Mentor: Brian Bothner, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Project:

Investigation of AAV capsid structure dynamics with QCM-D

Mark Schaefer

Bozeman, Montana

Cell Biology and Neuroscience
Mentor: Roger Bradley, Cell Biology and Neuroscience
Project:

Pcdh-1 and Neural Crest Cell Adhesion

Erin Smith

Evergreen, Colorado

Biochemistry
Mentor: Jean Starkey, Microbiology
Project:

The Role of Mesenchymal Stem Cells in a Rabbit Transplantable Carcinoma

Joseph Steffens

Helena, Montana

Cell Biology and Neuroscience, Chemistry
Mentor: Brian Bothner, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Project:

Activity Based Protein Profiling with Sulfolobus solfataricus

Sarah Walton

Butte, Montana

Biochemistry
Mentor: Maritn Teintze, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Project:

Antibacterial Properties of Guanide, Biguanide, and Phenylguanide Compounds Against Burkholderia Cepacia

Sara Watt

Dayton, Wyoming

Cell Biology and Neuroscience
Mentor: Steve Stowers, Cell Biology and Neuroscience
Project:

Genetic screen for enhanced control of gene expression in Drosophila larval neurons

Thomas Wright

Columbia Falls, Montana

Chemistry
Mentor: Martin Teintze, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Project:

Antibacterial Properties of Biguanides Specifically Against Staphylococcus Aureus

USP Scholars

Libbie Anderson

Bozeman, Montana

Photography
Mentor: Alexis Pike, Film and Photography
Project:

Executive Order: 9066

Gillean Arnoux

Browning, Montana

Earth Sciences
Mentor: Todd Feely, Earth Sciences
Project:

Distribution and geochemistry of encleves in lavas from Uturuncu Volcano, SW Bolivia

Kevin Bangen

Missoula, Montana

Mechanical Engineering
Mentor: Chris Jenkins, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Project:

Damage mechanics in biological tissue with an emphasis on suture, staple, and adhesive behavior

Edward Barge

Bozeman, Montana

Biological Sciences
Mentor: Cathy Cripps, Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology
Project:

Systematics of the important ectomycorrhizal genus Lactarius in sensitive alpine habitats in the Rocky Mountains

Daniel Barta-Helena, Montana

Chantell Bury-Glendive, Montana

Jasmine Croghan-Centennial, Colorado

Jordan Drost-Ferndale, Washington

Earth Sciences- Paleontology
Mentor: David Varricchio, Earth Sciences
Project:

Description and Taphonomic Analysis of Dinosaur Eggs from the Cretaceous of Zhejiang Province, China

Jace Becker

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Photography
Mentor: Ian van Coller, Film and Photography
Project:

A Selfsame Well

Anna Bergstrom

Rockford, Illinois

Land Resources Analysis and Management
Mentor: Brian McGlynn, Land Resources and Environmental Studies
Project:

Alpine drainage Network Complexity Influences on Water and Nutrient Fluxes

Alexandra Black

Idaho Falls, Idaho

Graphic Design
Mentor: Gesine Janzen, School of Art
Project:

American Tourism vs. Mexican Culture

Christie Blaskovich

Butte, Montana

Biochemistry and French
Mentor: Ada Giusti, Modern Languages and Literature
Project:

Evaluation of Humanitarian Organizations in France

Genna Boland

Great Falls, Montana

Photography
Mentor: Michael Ivie, Plant Sciences & Montana Entomoology Collection
Project:

The Saba Project

Conor Bolger

Minocqua, Wisconsin

Cell Biology and Neuroscience
Mentor: Roger Bradley, Cell Biology and Neuroscience
Project:

P120: Understanding neural differentiation

Tyler Bridges

Sumter, South Carolina

Paleontology
Mentor: David Varricchio, Earth Sciences
Project:

Applying Taphonomy to the Fossil "Soft Tissue"/ Biofilm Controversy

Jacob Brown

Kettle Falls, Washington

Film
Mentor: Dennis Aig, Film and Photography
Project:

Connect the Dots

Abraham Burnett

Bozeman, Montana

Economics
Mentor: Joseph Atwood, Agricultural Economics and Economics
Project:

"Traders in the Sugarscape - The Efficacy and Efficiency of Using R and F# for Agent-Based Modeling"

Carson Butler

Marion, Montana

Ecology- Fish and Wildlife Management
Mentor: Dr. James G. Berardinelli, Animal and Range Sciences
Project:

Effect of Ram Exposure on Kisspeptin Expression in the Arcuate nucleus and Preoptic Area of the Hypothalamus of Ewes during the Early Breeding Season

Noelle Carpenter

Billings, Montana

Chemical Engineering
Mentor: Paul Gannon, Chemical and Biological Engineering
Project:

Improvement of Thermal Barrier Coatings for Gas Turbine Engines

David Carron

Centennial, Wyoming

Environmental Design
Mentor: Ralph Johnson, Architecture
Project:

Sustainable Retail Design in Bozeman

Chris Ching

Belgrade, Montana

Computer Science
Mentor: Hunter Lloyd, Computer Science
Project:

Mechanical Unmanned Lunar Excavator

Kelly Christiansen

Boulder, Colorado

Nursing
Mentor: Wade Hill, Nursing
Project:

Connect the Dots

Mark Chumrau

Missoula, Montana

Mechanical Engineering
Mentor: Vic A. Cundy, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Project:

Sustainable Greenhouse Heating System

Bryce Clark

Butte, Montana

Chemical Engineering
Mentor: Paul Gannon, Chemical Engineering
Project:

Fundamental Thermodynamic Study of Nickel's Reaction with Silicon at Relatively Low Temperatures

Cameron Clevidence

Kalispell, Montana

Microbiology and Organismal Biology
Mentor: Li Huang, Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology
Project:

Identification of Gene Homologs Required for Lr21-Mediated Resistance Using Virus Induced Gene Silencing

Chad Dawson

Kalispell, Montana

Film
Mentor: James Joyce, Film and Photography
Project:

The Montana Ethic Project

Jake Denevi

Whitefish, Montana

Architecture
Mentor: Ralph Johnson, Architecture
Project:

Energy Conscious Suburban Commercial Design

David Driscoll

Missoula, Montana

Mechanical Engineering
Mentor: Stephen Sofie, Mechanical Engineering
Project:

Electrical, Flexural, and Thermal Expansion Anisotropy in Freeze Cast Stainless Steel

Krista Drummond

Bozeman, Montana

Electrical Engineering
Mentor: Prof. Wm. Randall Babbitt, Physics
Project:

Structured Light Imagine for Deep Sea Exploration

 

Amber Dubay

Bozeman, Montana

Nursing
Mentor: Kathleen Schachman, Nursing
Project:

Development of an Instrument to Measure the Stressors of Spouses of Firefighters

Megan Dunbar

Bozeman, Montana

Photography
Mentor: Alexis Pike, Film and Photography
Project: Untitled Persons

Brian Ellingwood

Butte, Montana

Chemical Engineering

Mentor: Paul Gannon, Chemical Engineering
Project:

Oxidation Behavior of Ferritic Stainless Steels at 800 degrees Celsius in Single (Air/Air) and Dual Atmosphere (Air/Hydrogen)

Exposures and the Effects of Utilization of Pre-Oxidation Treatments

Dustin Elliott

Billings, Montana

Chemical Engineering
Mentor: Paul Gannon, Chemical and Biological Engineering
Project:

Analyses of interfacial interactions among Lanthanum Strotium Manganite Cathode, Cobalt Manganese protective coatings, and Hitachi ZMG 232L Stainless Steel

Jude Eziashi

Bozeman, Montana

Chemical Engineering
Mentor: Paul Gannon, Chemical and Biological Engineering
Project:

Protective Coating Research for Bipolar Plates i Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells

Esteban Ferrero-Botero

Manizales, Colombia

Anthropology

Mentor: Laurence Carucci, Anthropology
Project: Misunderstandings and Deception: When Standardized Education Meets the Colombian Wayuu

Jake Flentie

Lewistown, Montana

Horticulture Science
Mentor: Chaofu Lu, Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology
Project: Genetic screen of new mutants of fatty acid composition in seeds of Arabidopsis thaliana

Katherine Fulbright

Chattanooga, Tennessee

History- SETS option
Mentor: Joshua P. Howe, History, Philosophy and Religion
Project: Where Are All the Women: Atmospheric Science and Climate Change Advocacy

Edward, Gall

Dubuque, Iowa

Global and Multi-Cultural Studies
Mentor: Leah Schmalzbauer, Sociology and Anthropology
Project: Studying Abroad in South America: A Series of Ethnographic Short Films

Kathryn Gause

Winterport, Maine

Horticulture
Mentor: Mike Giroux, PSPP
Project: Screening for mutations in starch synthases to create high amylose durum

Patricia Glatz

Helena, Montana

Mechanical Engineering
Mentor: Ed Adams, Civil Engineering
Project: Growing Atmosphereic Snow

Stesha Gulick

Helena, Montana

Chemical and Biological Engineering
Mentor: Brent Peyton, Chemical and Biological Engineering
Project: Effect of Different Silica Concentrations on the Growth of Diatoms to Optimize Biomass

Ryan Hannahoe

Reading, Pennsylvania

Elementary Education
Mentor: Mary Leonard, Education
Project: Turning Eyes to the Big Sky Project; a unique learning opportunity focused on strengthening science curriculum in the elementary and middle school setting

Anne Hansen

Bozeman, Montana

Nursing and Spanish
Mentor: Sandra Kuntz, Nursing
Project: Prenatal interventions to increase post-natal pediatric health

Travis Harrer

Bozeman, Montana

Chemical and Biological Engineering

Mentor: Robin Gerlach, Chemical and Biological Engineering
Project: Homogenous Bio-mineralization in a Packed Bed Radial Flow Reactor

Saiichi Hashimoto

Bozeman, Montana

Computer Science

Mentor: Brendan Mumey, Computer Science
Project: Routing and Adaptive Power Control for Green Networking

Tammi Heneveld

North Pole, Alaska

Graphic Design
Mentor: Florence V. Dunkel, Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology
Project: A Bambara Children's Book: Cultural Preservation Through Storytelling

Joshua Henning

Kalispell, Montana

Film
Mentor: Theo Lipfert, SFP (MTA)
Project: Synthesizing the Art and Business of Special Effects/Visual Effects

Tyler Hessler

Great Falls, Montana

Civil Engineering
Mentor: Michael Berry, and Jerry Stephens, Civil Engineering
Project: Biodegradable Pykrete Beams

Chris Holmquist

Bozeman, Montana

Photography

Mentor: Christina Anderson, Film and Photography
Project: The E. R. Night Shift

Elsa Howard

Lake Tapps, Washington

Psychological Sciences
Mentor: Dr. Ian Handley, Psychology
Project: Placebo effects, a matter of motivation?

Luke Humphrey

Great Falls, Montana

Mechanical Engineering
Mentor: Dr. Ahsan Mian, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Project: Investigation of the Piezoresistive Properties of Two-Dimensional Graphene Sheets

Meghan Huntoon

Idaho Springs, Colorado

Psychology

Mentor: Jessi Smith, Psychology
Project: Why Won't You Say How Awesome You Are?: An Experimental Investigation of Facilitating Women's Self-Promotion

Milenka Jirasko

Paradise, Montana

Architecture
Mentor: Ralph Johnson, Architecture
Project: Bozeman Eco-Conscious Building Alternative Design

Kendra Kaiser

Wilson, North Carolina

Environmental Studies

Mentor: Brian McGlynn, Land Resources and Environmental Studies
Project: Spectroradiometer Calibration of QuickBird

Alexey Kalinin

Bozeman, Montana

Economics & Environmental Science
Mentor: Dominic Parker, Ag Economics & Economics
Project: The Effects of Conservation Easement Funding on the Spatial Organization of Conserved Land

Amanda Kelley

West Yellowstone , Montana

Biochemistry
Mentor: Martin Teintze, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Project: Guanides as Antibiotics

Chad Klein

Coeur d' Alene, Idaho

Earth Science - Snow Science Option
Mentor: Stephan G. Custer, Earth Sciences
Project: Calibration of the ECH2O probe to determine liquid water content of snow by percent mass using freeze calorimetry

Colton Kndusen

Portland, Oregon

Film
Mentor: Bill Neff, Film and Photography
Project: The Hollow

Zachary Krehlick

Juneau, Alaska

Ecology and Evolution
Mentor:

Robert Sharrock, Plant Sciences

Project: Expression of plant photoreceptor domains for structural analysis

Priyanka Kudalkar

India (Mumbai), Maharashtra

Plant Biotechnology
Mentor: Dr. Gary Strobel, Plant Biosciences
Project: Nobel Microbial Endophytes Making Bioactive Volatile Compounds

Rebecca Kurnick

Lovell, Maine

LRES
Mentor: Cliff Montagne, LRES
Project: Why is Desertification Increasing in Northern Mongolia: How Can Revised Grazing Management Reverse the Process

Chase Ladd

Great Falls, Montana

Psychology
Mentor: Michelle Meade, Psychology
Project: Strengthening real memories: A study on facilitating correct recall using the social contagion paradigm.

Eric Lake

Superior, Montana

Applied Math
Mentor: Kris Ellingsen, Honors (Adjunct)
Project: Rebirth

Trevor Lane

Belgrade, Montana

Chemical Engineering
Mentor: V. Hugo Schimidt
Project: Doping of Proton Conduction Fuel Cells with Transition Elements

Brady Lassila

Great Falls, Montana

Civil Engineering
Mentor: Michael Berry and Jerry Stephens, Civil Engineering
Project: Biodegradable Pykrete Beams

Blake Lerner

Bozeman, Montana

Electrical Engineering & Spanish
Mentor: Joseph Shaw, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Project: Testing and Evaluation of High-speed Data Acquisition Systems

Heather Lytle

Fairfield, Montana

Nursing
Mentor: Elizabeth Rink, Community Health
Project: Creating Sustainable Palliative Care Programs for Critical Patients in Nkomazi, South Africa.

Chandra Macauley

Billings, Montana

Chemical Engineering
Mentor: Paul Gannon, Chemical and Biological Engineering
Project: Optimizing pre-treatment to improve the oxidation behavior of Co coatings on SOFC and SOEF interconnects

Dillon Maslach

Bainbridge Island, Washington

Philosophy
Mentor: Sara Waller, Philosophy
Project: How Enmeshed Are Moral Judgments With Sociality?: An Empirical Investigation

Lauri McCarthy

Bozeman, Montana

Nursing
Mentor: Elizabeth Kinion, Nursing
Project: Periodontal Disease and Pregnancy: Implications for Healthcare Providers

Scott Mooney

Boise, Idaho

Mechanical Engineering
Mentor: Vic A. Cundy, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Project:

Sustainable Greenhouse Heating System

Zach Morris

Goffstown, New Hampshire

English
Mentor: Lisa Eckert, English
Project: Poetry Slam: Community development through expanding literacy

Kevin Murray

Billings, Montana

Biochemistry
Mentor: Robert Szilagyi, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Project:

Evaluation of the performance of solvation models in [Ni(SR)4]^x Density Functional Theory Calculations

Kyle Murray

Billings, Montana

Earth Sciences
Mentor: Colin Shaw, Earth Sciences
Project: Petrology of Savage Lake Shear Zone (SLSZ)

Caroline Nelson

Hugo, Minnesota

Art - Liberal Arts Studio
Mentor: Nelleke Beltjens, Art
Project: An Investigation in Repetition

Sarah Novotney

Lake Angelus, Michigan

Exercise Science
Mentor: Wade Hill PhD APRN-BC, Nursing
Project: A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Standards of Care for Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury

Kristen O'Brien

Conrad, Montana

Environmental Horticulture- Science Option
Mentor: William Hoch, Assistant Professor, Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology
Project: Genetic screen of new mutants of fatty acid composition in seeds of Arabidopsis thaliana

Janice Ostermiller

Billings, Montana

Nursing
Mentor: Karen Zulkowski, Nursing
Project: The effects of fluoride levels in domestic water supplies on dental caries in Montana

Elle Panktratz

Clancy, Montana

Bioengineering
Mentor: Brent Peyton, Chemical and Biological Engineering
Project: Exploration and optimization of Hydrocarbon Production by Gllocladium roseum

Nikitaben Patel

Bozeman, Montana

Biotechnology, Veterinary Molecular Biology
Mentor: Dr. Katherine Gauss, Immunology and Infectious Diseases
Project: Develop PLAGL2 oncogenic myeloid cell line model

Vladimir Perga

Joliet, Montana

Psychology
Mentor: Michelle Meade, Psychology
Project: Correct Contagion of Memory in Young and Older Adults

Shraddha Rane

India, Mumbai

Physics
Mentor: Molovychko Galyma, Physics
Project: EPR characterization of Lithium Niobate crystal doped with rare earth elements

Evan Rashid

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Mechanical Engineering
Mentor: Ahsan Mian, Industrial and Mechanical Engineering
Project: Investigation of Industrial Feasibility of Laser Microjoining process

Brian Redman

Sidney, Montana

Electrical Engineering
Mentor: Joseph A. Shaw, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Project: Feasibility study and initial design of a low-cost all-sky infrared cloud imager

Russell Ricker

Whitehall, Montana

Physics & English Literature
Mentor: Rufus Cone, Physics
Project: Growth and Characterization of Rare-Earth Doped Calcium Sulfate for Use in Optical Applications

KT Ruff

Bozeman, Montana

Philosophy
Mentor: Sara Waller, Philosophy
Project: How Enmeshed Are Moral Judgments With Sociality?: An Empirical Investigation

Nicole Schonenbach

Ashland, Montana

Chemical Engineering
Mentor: Brent Peyton, Chemical and Biological Engineering
Project: Temperature Effects on Algal Growth and Triacylglycerol Accumulation

Rory Schulte

Great Falls, Montana

Film
Mentor: Tom Watson, Film and Photography
Project: Connect the Dots

Jakob Schultz

Glasgow, Montana

Math & Photography
Mentor: Alexis Pike, Film and Photography
Project: Stripped

Julia Sharrock

Bozeman, Montana

Motion Picture/ Video
Mentor: Dennis Aig, Film and Photography
Project: "The Hollow"

Matthew Sherick

Hudson, Wisconsin

Chemical Engineering
Mentor: Prof. Joseph D. Seymour, Chemical and Biological Engineering
Project: "NMR Analysis of Ice Structures as a Function of Internal Biological Activity"

Barinderjit Singh

Spokane, Washington

Pre-Med
Mentor: Jamie Sherman, Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology
Project: Genetic Validation of Quantitative Trait Loci for Wheat Stem Sawfly Attraction in Montana Spring Wheat

Maximilian Smith

Missoula, Montana

Sustainable Foods and Bioengineering Systems
Mentor: Mary Stein, Health and Human Development
Project: Researching and Writing a Students' Guide to Organizing Urban Agriculture

Blair Sorlie

Kalispell, Montana

Architecture
Mentor: Ralph Johnson, Architecture
Project: Energy Conscious Single Family Residence Design

David Stevens

Ronan, Montana

Computer Science
Mentor: Brendan Mumey, Computer Science
Project: Joint Wavelength-Routing Assignment in Cognitive Mesh Networks

Caleb Stoltzfus

Bozeman, Montana

Physics
Mentor: Prof. Wm. Randall Babbitt, Physics
Project: Chemical Sensing Laser Development Using Optical Parametric Amplification Processes

Joshua Stringam

Lethbridge, Alberta, CA

Chemical and Biological Engineering
Mentor: Adrienne Phillips, Center of Biofilm Engineering
Project: Development of an injection strategy for homogenous calcium carbonate plugging by Sprorarcina pasteurii

Megan Sullivan

Marshfield, Massachusetts

Quatern Studies w/ minor in Photography
Mentor: Florence V. Dunkel, Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology
Project: Sanambelean Storybook - The Chief and his Village

Kelsey Tessier

Louisville, Colorado

Architecture
Mentor: Ralph Johnson, Architecture
Project: Sustainable Design in Bozeman

Jennifer Thornberg

Bozeman, Montana

Liberal Studies
Mentor: Dr. Jerome E. Coffey, English
Project: The Dream of the Rood

Lotus Torre

Bozeman, Montana

Sociology
Mentor: Dr. Leah Schmalzbauer, Sociology
Project: The Symbolic Violence of Consumer Rebellion

Logan Triplett

Bozeman, Montana

Film
Mentor: James Joyce, Film and Photography
Project: Camera latitude Tests

Jacob Trudnowski

Butte, Montana

Chemical Engineering
Mentor: Dr. Zeb Barber, Director of Spectrum Lab, Spectrum Lab
Project: Pressure Induced Wavelength Shift Calibration in Reference Gas Spectrums

Bryan Vadheim

Miles City, Montana

Chemical Engineering
Mentor: Jeffery Heys, Chemical and Biological Engineering
Project: Drug delivery to and effects upon immersed boundary model biofilms

Christina Watts

Billings, Montana

Mathematics

Mentor: Elizabeth Burroughs, Mathematics
Project: Modeling the Effects of the Preadator Exclosures on the Western Snowy Plover

Kluane Weibel

Fairbanks, Alaska

Architecture
Mentor: Ralph Johnson, Architecture
Project: Energy Conscious Single Family Residence Design

Grant Wheeler

Port Townsend, Washington

Mechanical Engineering

Mentor: Stephen Sofie, Mechanical Engineering
Project: Electron Microscopy Preparation and Analysis of Chemically Anchored metal Catalysts

Jylissa Whisenhunt

Billings, Montana

Computer Engineering

Mentor: Brock LaMeres, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Project: Exploiting Reconfigurable Computing for Increased Radiation Tolerance in Aerospace Flight Systems

Nathan Williamson

Anchorage, Alaska

Chemical Engineering

Mentor: Jeffery Heys, Chemical and Biological Engineering
Project: Simulation and Optimization of Inhaled Drug Delivery for Asthma

Alexandre Wing

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Organismal Biology
Mentor: Lisa Rew, Land Resources and Environmental Studies
Project: Vehicles as a vector of plant seed dispersal: quantifying seed loss over distance

Rachelle Wood

Eagle River, Alaska

Mathematics Education
Mentor: Elizabeth Burroughs, Mathematical Sciences
Project: MCTM Lesson Plan Analysis

David Woodruff

Bumpass, Virginia

Paleontology
Mentor: Jack Fisher, Sociology and Anthropology
Project: Stone Cut Mark Identification On Animal Remains

Shawn Wright

Forest Lake, Minnesota

Mechanical Engineering
Mentor: Ahsan Mian, Mechanical Engineering
Project: Design and Development of a test platform for characterization of radiation sensors to be used on NASA flight computers.

Mary Young

Boise, Idaho

Biochemistry
Mentor: Matthew Fields, Microbiology
Project: Inhibition of bioremediation: growth, competition, and antagonistic behavior of non-targeted isolate from the Hanford, Washington bioremidation site

Amanda Zellar

Billings, Montana

Organismal Biology/Pre-Vet
Mentor: Rebecca Mattix, Vet. Mol. Biology
Project: Comparative Study of Elephant Health Care in the United States and Thailand