Montana State University

Summer 2004 Scholars

Beckman Scholars NCUR/Lancy Scholars Undergraduate Scholars
 

Beckman Scholars Program

 

Bridgid Crowley
Helena

Chemistry
Mentor: Trevor Douglas, Chemistry
Project: Chemical modification of heat shock protein for applications in drug delivery
Shane Mangold
Columbia Falls
Biochemistry
Mentor: Mary Cloninger, Chemistry
Project: The energetics and binding affinity of Monomeric concanavalin A to Mannose-functionalized dendrimers

NCUR/Lancy Scholars Program

 
Lori Anne Anderson
Stayton, OR
Business Management
Mentor: Cliff Montagne, Land Resources & Environmental Sciences
Project:

Bioprospecting in Yellowstone National Park: Legal and economic implications

Darla Cadman
Tendoy, ID
Biochemistry
Horticulture/Landscape Design
Mentor: Trevor Douglas, Chemistry
Project:

Probing the stability of Sulfolobus turret icosahedral virus (STIV)

Rebecca Elder
Hettinger, ND
History
SETS
Mentor: Gordon Brittan, Philosophy
Project:

Bioprospecting in Yellowstone National Park: Scientific possibilities and social ramifications

Mackenzie Parker
Colstrip
Biochemistry
Mentor: Trevor Douglas, Chemistry
Project:

The oxidation of Fe(II) and Biomineralization of Fe203 in ferritin from the Hyperthermophilic archaeon phyrococcus furiosis

Ryan Parsons
Wenatchee, WA
Philosophy
Mentor: Gordon Brittan, Philosophy
Project:

Ethical implications of patenting organisms discovered by bioprospecting in Yellowstone National Park

Katharine Schultz
Moretown, VT
Environmental Biology
Mentor: Bill Inskeep, Land Resources & Environmental Sciences
Project: Isolation of naturally occurring Hydrocarbon-degrading Tthermophiles from Yellowstone's geothermal system
YungBen Yelvington
Billings
Philosophy
Chemistry
Mentor: Sanford Levy, History & Philosophy
Project: The contractarian ethics of bioprospecting

Undergraduate Scholars Program

 
Patrick Bowden
Littlerock, CA
Chemistry
Mentor: Trevor Douglas, Chemistry
Project: Synthesis, characterization and structureproperty relationships of selected dipalladium complexes
Shane Conner
Whitefish
Fish & Wildlife Management
Mentor: Jay Rotella, Ecology
Project: Unnatural edge effect on fragmenting usable sage grouse habitat
Brian Edwards
West Hartford, CT
Soil & Water
Mentor: Brian McGlynn, Land Resources & Environmental Sciences
Project: Groundwater-surface water exchange in an alpine-valley transition
Tyler Garaas
Plentywood
Computer Science
Mentor: Denbigh Starkey, Computer Science
Project: Research and development of programmable shaders
Owen Hooker
Bozeman
Media & Theatre Arts
Mentor: Simon Dixon, Media & Theatre Arts
Project:

Inert moment

Jesse King
Casper, WY
Marketing
Psychology
Mentor: David Snepenger, Business
Project: An exploratory study of general motives for high and low tourism experiences
Matthew Kirkpatrick
Great Falls
Biotechnology
Mentor: David Sands, Plant Sciences
Project: Lysine supplementation of fishmeal
Tabetha Lynch
Frenchtown
Microbiology
Mentor: Barry Pyle, Microbiology
Project: Determination of Etoxin A in Pseudomonas aeruginosa mutants by enzyme linked Immuno sorbent assay (ELISA)
Melissa McIntyre
Butte
Physics
Mentor: Hugo Schmidt, Physics
Project: Solid oxide fuel cell conductivityresearch
Annie Rooney
Chillocothe, OH
Chemistry
Mentor: Tom Livinghouse, Chemistry
Project: Isotropane synthesis

Christine Simpson
Coram

Earth Sciences
Mentor: Mary Schweitzer/Jim Schmitt, Earth Sciences
Project: Determining the degree of preservation of fossil cClams from the upper cretaceous (Maastrichtian) Hell Creek Formation, Montana
Jennifer Watts
Alexandria, MN
Land Resources
Environmental Sciences
Mentor: Jeanne Briggs, Plant Sciences
Project: Biology and control of Viola labradorica A potential plant nursery weed
Benjamin Widener
Sheridan, WY
Biotechnology
Mentor: Mark Young, Plant Sciences
Project:

Optimization of hyperthermophilic viral induction from Yellowstone National Park