Montana State University

Summer 2010 Scholars

Beckman Scholars INBRE USP Scholars

Beckman Scholars Program

Courtney Reichhardt

Butte, Montana

Chemistry
Mentor: Trevor Douglas, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Project: Investigation of the Catalase Activity of a DpsL protien isolated from Sulfolobus solfataricus

INBRE Scholars

Kevin Bangen

Missoula, Montana

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

Structural damage in biological tissue and suture behavior

Dewey Brooke

Pony, Montana

Biochemistry
Mentor: Brian Bothner, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Project: Adeno Associated Virus 2 Phospholipase Activity

Loribeth Evertz

Joliet, Montana

Mechanical Engineering
Mentor: Sarah Codd, Mechanical Engineering
Project:

NMR study of complex transport phenomena

Hilary Fabich

Livingston, Montana

Chemical Engineering

Mentor: Joseph Seymour, Chemical and Biological Engineering
Project:

MR Characterization of Alginate Capillaries adn Cell Dispersian in Pseudomonas Aeruginosa

Christine Holzwarth

Billings, Montana

Chemistry
Mentor: Robert Szilagyi, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Project:

Uranium Coordination Chemistry to Biological Cofactors

Kaitlyn Roth

Napa Valley, California

Biochemistry
Mentor: Brian Bothner, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Project:

Investigation of AAV capsid structure dynamics with QCM-D

Mark Schaefer

Bozeman, Montana

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

A Continuation on Protocadherin-1 and Neural Crest Cell Adhesion

Joseph Steffens

Helena, Montana

Biomedical Science and Chemistry
Mentor: Brian Bothner, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Project:

Activity Based Protein Profiling with Sulfolobus Solfataricus

Lyne Tchapmi

Yaounde, Cameroon

Computer Engineering and Mathematics
Mentor: Brendan Mumey, Computer Science
Project:

Algorithms of genome sequence assembly and protein structure prediction

Sarah Walton

Butte, Montana

Chemistry and Biochemistry
Mentor: Mrtin Teintze, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Project:

Mapping the Binding Site of Small Molecule Antagonists

Shuai  Zhao

Wuhan, China

Applied Mathematics
Mentor: Tomas Gedeon, Mathematical Sciences
Project:

Synchronization of Biochemical Oscillators

USP Scholars

Libbie Anderson

Whitefish, Montana

Photography

Mentor: Alexis Pike, Film and Photography
Project:

Petrol Out Project

Hamed Asgari Khoshnei

Bozeman, Montana

Chemical Engineering
Mentor: Paul Gannon, Chemical and Biological Engineering
Project: Research and Development of TBCs using EB-PVD

Collin Avery

Adams, Massachusetts

Photography
Mentor: Ian van Coller, Film and Photography
Project: Street Vendors of New York

Jace Becker

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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

Anna Bergstrom

Rockford, Illinois

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

Alpine stream-lake drainage network complexity influences on water and nutrient fluxes

Nathan Carroll

Ekalaka, Montana

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

Description of a pterosaur from Jack's Birthday Site, a dinosaur bone bed from the Upper Cretaceouos Two Medicine Formation of Montana

Chris Carter

Bozeman, Montana

Film
Mentor: Ann Bertagnolli, MT INBRE and University Honors Program
Project: Families Across Cultures- Montana Wool Growers:  Community Based Participatory Ethnography

Rosemary Cunningham

Bozeman, Montana

English Literature
Mentor: Kirk Branch, English
Project:

La Bishop: The literary work and legacy of Manazar Gamboa

Chad Dawson

Kalispell, Montana

Film
Mentor: James Joyce, Film and Photography
Project:

Documentary of Sustainable Projects across Montana

Eric Deitrich

Portland, Oregon

Civil Engineering
Mentor: Leah Schmalzbauer, Sociology and Anthropology
Project:

Social Factors Affecting Water Development Projects in Western Kenya

Alisa Durkheimer

Hailey, Idaho

Chemical Engineering
Mentor: Otto Stein, Civil Engineerng
Project: Water Sanitation in Khwisero

Dustin Elliott

Billings, Montana

Chemical Engineering
Mentor: Paul Gannon, Chemical and Biological Engineering
Project: Interactions among cathode materials and cobalt manganese coatings on various stainless steel interconnections in solid oxide fuel cells

Esteban Ferrero-Botero

Manizales, Colombia

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

Caitlin Field

Townsend, Montana

Graphic Design
Mentor: Meta Newhouse, Art
Project: Gustav Klutsis: The Cost of Being Revolutionary

Isaac Griffith

Butte, Montana

Computer Science
Mentor: Clemente Izureita, Computer Science
Project: Network Exchange Objects (NEO): Grand Loup Manager

Jonathan Heinecke

Kalispell, Montana

Liberal Studies
Mentor: Greg Keeler, English
Project: Localizing Bozeman Food Production

Chet Hopp

Chelsea, Michigan

Earth Sciences
Mentor: James Schmitt, Earth Sciences
Project:

Documenting facies and morphologies of debris-flow dominated fans in norhtwest Wyoming

Amanda Hyman

Appleton, Wisconsin

Environmental Biology
Mentor: Geoffrey Poole, Land Resources and Environmental Studies
Project:

Silver Bow Creek: COmparison of Stream Metabolism in Pre- and Post- Restoration Sites

Michael Lavell

Bozeman, Montana

Civil Engineering
Mentor: Warren Jones
Project: Engineers without borders orange water remediation project

Kathryn Morrissey

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Chemical Engineering

Mentor: Otto Stein, Civil Engineering
Project: "Orange Water" Filtration for Khwisero, Kenya

Kyle Murray

Butte, Montana

Geology
Mentor: Colin Shaw, Earch Sciences
Project:

Geological Mapping of the Savage Lake Shear Zone

Renee Orie

Trinidand, Wisconsin

Cell Biology and Neurophysiology

Mentor: Otto Stein, Civil Engineering
Project: Education Campaign

Michael Paulson

Bozeman, Montana

Computer Science
Mentor: Clemente Izurieta, Computer Science
Project: Network Exchange Objects (NEO): OutPutter

Kalen Ramey

Achorage, Alaska

Civil Engineering
Mentor: Otto Stein, Civil Engineering
Project: Investigating Existing Aid Projects in Khwisero Kenya in Regarts to Operability and Social Sustainability

Katherine Ritter

Bozeman, Montana

Film & Theatre
Mentor: Dennis Aig, Film and Photography
Project: Sustainability and Fellowship in Khwisero Kenya: A Documentary

Jordan Roberts

Bozeman, Montana

University Studies
Mentor: Kyle Bajakian, Film and Photography
Project: 1000 New gardens initiative photo journal project

Luke Rothschild

Boulder, Colorado

Philosophy
Mentor: Prasanta Bandyopadhyay, History and Philosophy
Project: Guidlines for "What to Do" with Simpson's Paradox

David Runolfsson

Bozeman, Montana

Photography
Mentor: Kyle Bajakian, Film and Photography
Project: Whaling: A tradition on the brink of extinction

Sean Ryan

Maple Valley, Washington

Electrical Engineering
Mentor: Joseph Shaw, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Project: Aairborne infrared imaging for wolf population surveys

Ankur Saxena

New Delhi, India

Biotechnology
Mentor: Marc Mueller, Modern Languages and Literature
Project: Germany: A Haven for Indian Diaspora?

Jakob Schultz

Glasgow, Montana

Math and Photography
Mentor: Alexis Pike, Film and Photography
Project: Rediscovering Glasgow, Portraits From the Past

Max Smith

Missoula, Montana

Sustainable Food and Bioenergy Systems
Mentor: Mary Stein, Health and Human Development
Project: 1,000 New Gardens

Rachael Spangelo

Bozeman, Montana

Animal Science
Mentor: James Berardinelli, Animal and Range Sciences
Project: Effect of residual feed intake on glucose, insulin, free fatty acid, and beta-hydroxy-butyerate after a glucose cahllenge in rambouillet ewe lambs

Michael Tarrant

Butte, Montana

Music Technology and Economics
Mentor: Kristi McGarity, Music
Project: Recording Soundscapes: Butte

Lotus Torre

Bozeman, Montana

Sociology
Mentor: Leah Schmalzbauer, Sociology and Anthropology
Project: Recycled Fashions: Consumption Attitudes and Behaviors in Bozeman, Montana

Kevin Volkening

Pullman, Washington

Chemical and Biological Engineering
Mentor: John Priscu, Land Resources and Environmental Studies
Project:

Applicaiton of Updated Photogrammetric Techniques in Creation of a Digital Elevation model of the Upper Kahlitna Glacier, Alaska

Evaluation of Drillsite for Microbial Activity, Upper Kahiltna Glacier, Alaska

Shawn Wright

Wyoming, Minnesotta

Mechanical Engineering
Mentor: Ahsan Mian, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Project: Full-Field Stress Measurements in Packaged Semiconductor Die