Food for Mind and Body: A Taste of Research 9/29
Meredith’s annual “A Taste of Research” event will be held on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the Atrium of the Science and Math Building.
This is a culminating event for students participating in summer research. An afternoon poster session featuring results from summer projects is accompanied by refreshments and a chance to discuss research opportunities with faculty and students.
Presenters include Melissa Burton, Kristen Gallagher, Katherine Hosford, Aatiquah Khalid, Robyn Kennedy, Patricia McQuaid, Katelyn Moore, Zeenat Razvi, Ai-vy Riniker, Chelsea Stith, and Wendy Zuluaga.
The research topics that will be in the spotlight during the 2010 event include the following:
•Melissa Burton--Study of the mechanism of metal induced aggregation of the beta amyloid peptide;
•Kristen Gallagher– “Discoveries in Encaustic: A Look Through History” (Encaustic art technique throughout Greek, Egyptian, and Modern Eras and seeks to define the relevance of the medium in contemporary art. Encaustic is an artistic method that requires the heating of beewax and pigment to create a paint that is applied warm to a variety of surfaces.);
•Robyn Kennedy– “Effect of a Stressful Situation on Context-Dependent Memory Utilizing Skydiving and Simulated Body Flight”;
•Aatiqah Aakifah Khalid– “HIV protease inhibition abilities of Tylosema fassoglensis”;
•Katelyn R. Moore– “Self-Esteem and Design Skills in Adolescents”;
•Sayyeda Zeenat Anwer Razvi– “Investigating the Role of 5,10,15,20-Tetrakis(1-methyl-4-pyridinio)Porphyrin as an Iron (II) Chelator that will facilitate the release of Iron from a Siderophore through Reduction by NADH”; and
•Ai-vy Riniker–“Tissue Culture, Plant Regeneration, and DNA Extraction of Tylosema Fassoglense”.
Students: Interested in participating in summer research for 2011? Click here to learn about the application process. Deadlines will be in early April.