2017 MindExpo Program of Events

Thursday, April 20, 2017

ORAL PRESENTATIONS  1:00 – 4:00 p.m

(Oral Presentation times are approximate, please ensure that you are a few minutes early in case the program is running ahead of schedule.)

1:00 Opening Ceremony in Nyrop Hall.

Kleinkauf West Dining Room

  • 1:15 MODELING THE BELOUSOV-ZHABOTINSKII REACTION WITH DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS Shana Havenridge; (Kristopher Williams)
  • 1:30 A COLORIMETRIC SENSOR ARRAY FOR THE IDENTIFICATION AND QUANTIFICATION OF ANALYTES Rachel Lukowicz, Michael Kangas, Andreanna Ernest, Anais Quossi, Andrea Holmes (Andrea Holmes)
  • 1:45 PRAIRIE DOG BEHAVIOR Jacob Maris (Russ Souchek)
  • 2:00 DEVELOPING SPECTROSCOPIC METHODS FOR STUDYING PSEUDOMONAS AERUGINOSA ATTACHMENT ON SIO2 SURFACES Brady Stuhmer (Chris Huber)

    2:15 Break

  • 2:45 PERENNIAL RYE (Lolium perenne) OUTCOMPETES SMOOTH BROME (Bromus inermis) IN THE PRESENCE OF NaCl Ben Strobel (Brad Elder)
  • 3:00 POPULATION DYNAMICS OF PARASITES IN BLUEGILL (LEPOMIS MACROCHIRUS) FROM DOANE LAKE Gabe Garbin, Tessa Durham Brooks, Terry Haverkost (Tessa Durham Brooks)
  • 3:15 INCORPORATION OF NEW EXPERIMENTAL DATA IMPROVES PREDICTION OF TAL EFFECTOR-TARGETS IN RICE DISEASE Erin Keetle (Erin Doyle)

 

Kleinkauf East Dining Room

  • 1:15 ANALYTICAL STUDIES OF HELP DESK AND TICKETING SYSTEM Shaquan Drayton (Alec Engebretson)
  • 1:30 NETWORK DESIGN FOR DOANE UNIVERSITY Craig Lechner (Alec Engebretson)
  • 1:45 PITCH-ALYTICS James Clothier (Alec Engebretson)
  • 2:00 MOBILE APP FOR ANALYZING POINTS IN TENNIS Yuu Sakaguchi (Alec Engebretson)
  • 2:15 TENNIS DRILLS FOR COACHING MOBILE APP Aaron Cook (Alec Engebretson)

    2:30 Break

  • 2:45 DOANE UNIVERSITY AND RETENTION AMONG OUT-OF-STATE STUDENTS Honors Seniors: Reba Burgett, Hannah Dull, Shana Havenridge, Grace Kelly, Rachel Lukowicz, Melissa Shadoin, Emily Vokal (Tim Hill)
  • 3:00 LEARNING VERSUS GRADE ORIENTATION IN UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS Kailey Meyer, Natalie Homa, Kate Marley (Natalie Homa)
  • 3:15 POLITICAL SOCIALIZATION AMONG COLLEGE STUDENTS: THE ROLE OF EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENTIAL FACTORS Kelsey Hunter (Kari Gentzler)

 

Trobough Dining Room

  • 1:15 THE IMPACT OF NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS ON THE CRETE (IM)MIGRANT POPULATION Colin Koehler (Jared List)
  • 1:30 CARTOGRAPHIC OMISSION: ANALYZING THE IMPACT OF GOOGLE'S CHOICE TO NOT LABEL PALESTINE ON GOOGLE MAPS Rachel Jacobsen (Nathaniel Wilson)
  • 1:45 'HERE IT'S SAFE': NATURE AS KEY TO UNLOCKING THE VULNERABILITY OF KATNISS EVERDEEN Cheyanne Jessen (Katy Hanngi)

 

Boardroom – Smith Award Nominees

  • 1:15 DEFENSE-RELATED GENE EXPRESSION IN RESPONSE TO BIOFILM FORMATION ON THE ROOTS OF A. THALIANA Riley Jones, Erin Doyle, Tessa Durham Brooks (Tessa Durham Brooks)
  • 1:35 THE EFFECT OF SURFACE MATERIAL ON BIOFILM FORMATION IN A HIGH SHEAR STRESS ENVIRONMENT Helena Valquier-Flynn (Chris Wentworth)
  • 1:55 APPLICATIONS OF POLYMER SLIPS Jasmin Sandoval, Doane University & Karlsruhe Institute of Technology: Institute of Technology & Genetics, M.S. Ivana Pini, Christina Wilson, Andrea Holmes, Raychelle Burks, Pavel Levkin (Andrea Holmes & Christina Wilson)
  • 2:15 EFFECTS OF GREEN TEA EXTRACT ON PSEUDOMONAS AERUGINOSA BIOFILM ACCUMULATION ON CYSTIC FIBROSIS CELLS IN CULTURE Melissa Shadoin, Emily Belak, Barbara Clement (Barbara Clement)

    2:35 Break

  • 2:55 USING dTALEs TO CHARACTERIZE THE ROLE OF A RICE ETHYLENE RESPONSE FACTOR FOR Xoc VIRULENCE Dalton Bichlmeier, Erin Doyle (Erin Doyle)
  • 3:15 DIP-PEN NANOLITHOGRAPHY PATTERNED PHOSPHOLIPID-BASED FUNCTIONAL FILMS AS REACTIVE LAYERS FOR THIOLENE CLICK REACTIONS Shana Havenridge, Uwe Bog, Lei Li, Andrea Holmes, Pavel Levkin, Michael Hirtz (Andrea Holmes)
  • 3:35 DETECTION ROOT EXUDATE LOCALIZATION THROUGH COLORIMETRIC PAPERS Truc Doan, Michael Kangas, Christina Wilson, Rachel Lukowicz, AndreAnna Ernest, Andrea Holmes, Erin Doyle, Tessa Durham Brooks (Tessa Durham Brooks)

Awards Ceremony for posters will follow all sessions in Nyrop Hall.

POSTER PRESENTATIONS in Nyrop Hall

All posters should be on display between 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Session 1 presentations will be from 9-12 and Session 2 presentations will be between 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Session 1 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

  • SNOR30 RELATED TO PLASTICITY OF ROOT GRAVITROPIC RESPONSE IN A.THALIANA SEEDLINGS Jenna Nieveen, Tessa Durham Brooks (Tessa Durham Brooks)

  • USING REDUCED AMINO ACID ALPHABETS TO DETERMINE SIMILARITIES BETWEEN PROTEINS Breeanna Burkinshaw, Sharmin Sikich (Sharmin Sikich)

  • COLD TOLERANT AND COLD SUSCEPTIBLE MAIZE OBSERVATIONS THROUGH FIELD STUDY Nathan Meier (Tessa Durham Brooks)

  • NOVEL USES OF NMR FINGERPRINTING TO IDENTIFY INDICATORS OF COLD TOLERANCE IN MAIZE Connor Long, Nate Meier, Billy Garver, Josiah Oyebefun, Alaetra Long, Macduff Okuom, Nick Stolze, Jenna Nieveen, Tu Doan, Rhiann Swancutt, Tessa Durham Brooks (Tessa Durham Brooks)

  • THE EFFECT OF BIOCHAR DIVERSITY ON NITROGEN LEACHING Allie Satterly (Ramesh Laungani)

  • IDENTIFYING SIGNALING COMPONENTS FOR THE A. THALIANA GLR-DEPENDENT PATHWAY BY PHENOTYPICALLY COMPARING A MUTANT CANDIDATE GENE T Rhiann Swancutt, Tessa Durham Brooks, Nolan Field (Tessa Durham Brooks)

  • PSEUDOMONAS AERUGINOSA SMALL PROTEASE (PASP) PRODUCTION IS INDEPENDENT OF VARIOUS CONTACT LENS MATERIALS IN OCULAR KERATITIS Karli Weise (Barb Clement)

  • EFFECTS OF SIMULATED FIRE-INDUCED LOW OXYGEN LEVELS ON ENGINES: IMPLICATIONS FOR WILDLAND FIREFIGHTERS Martha Hart (Brad Elder)

  • UNDERGROUND VENTILATION TO REDUCE SYNTHETIC TURF SURFACE TEMPERATURES Morgan Hill, Jesse Baldwin, Brad Elder (Brad Elder)

  • EFFECT OF BIOCHAR AROMATICITY ON NITROGEN LEACHING Jackson Mancieri, Ramesh Laungani, Allie Satterly (Ramesh Laungani)

  • AUTOINDUCER DETECTION Josh Forrest (Sharmin Sikich)

  • EFFECT OF SELECTED DIETS ON THE RAT GUT MICROBIOME Keagan Hill (Barb Clement)

  • PRE-TREATMENT OF ARABIDOPSIS ROOTS WITH HEAT-KILLED PSEUDOMONAS AERUGINOSA TO PREVENT BIOFILM GROWTH Josiah Oyebefun, Tessa Durham Brooks (Tessa Durham Brooks)

  • ELEVATED CO2, NOT BIOCHAR, INCREASES PLANT GROWTH Aaron Hanlin, Ramesh Laungani (Ramesh Laungani)

  • SYNERGISTIC EFFECTS OF TRICYCLIC ANTIDEPRESSANTS AND SELECTED ANTIBIOTICS IN INHIBITION OF PSEUDOMONAS AERUGINOSA BIOFILMS Kayla Roesler (Barb Clement)

  • BiCl3 FLOCCULATION OF ALGAE FOR BIOFUELS AND CATTLE FEED Kyle Copple, Kristian Kiland, Barb Clement (Barb Clement)

  • IMAGE-J IS ONLY 4% LESS ACCURATE THAN HEMOCYTOMETER COUNTS OF ALGAE CELLS, BUT ALLOWS FOR HIGHER THROUGHPUT Cassa McConville, Brad Elder (Brad Elder)

  • ISOLATION AND GENOME ANNOTATION OF KSQUARED, A NOVEL CLUSTER P MYCOBACTERIOPHAGE Nicholas Iwata, Jade Prochaska, Jackie Lewis, Ashlynn Baker, Hannah Carlstedt, Autumn Hurd, Cassidy Kepler, Kelly Luekens, Cali McEntee, Kelsey Snyder, Kali Uhrich, Erin Doyle (Erin Doyle)

  • PLAYING WITH BRAINS; WHERE ENGINEERING AND COMPARATIVE ANATOMY MEET Rachel Lukowicz, Charley Burtwistle (Ramesh Laungani)

  • DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF A FLUIDIZED-BED BIOREACTOR SYSTEM FOR BIOFILM STUDIES Charley Burtwistle (Chris Wentworth)

 

Session 2 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.


  • LEADERS EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW- MIKE KRZYZEWSKI Nate Kuhl (Carrie Petr)

  • JACKIE ROBINSON Ty Haase (Carrie Petr)

  • SAFE PLACE Hanna Venclauskas (Jennifer Bossard)

  • RONALD REAGAN Drew Hostert (Carrie Petr)

  • WHY RACE STILL MATTERS: WHITE PRIVILEGE AWARENESS AND ATTITUDES TOWARD SOCIAL JUSTICE Jamie Bohlen (Natalie Homa)

  • LEADER EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW: STEVE SANDOVAL Ainslee Christensen (Carrie Petr)

  • SIR ERNEST HENRY SHACKLETON Stone Hood (Carrie Petr)

  • GRAND MASTER H. U. LEE - A LEADER EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW Alyssa Cochnar (Carrie Petr)

  • SERENA WILLIAMS Tristan Shaw (Carrie Petr)

  • LEADERS EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW: MARY JENNINGS HEGAR Haley Nast (Carrie Petr)

  • THE FIRST FEMALE F-14 FIGHTER PILOT: CAREY LOHRENZ Reid Williams (Carrie Petr)

  • KENT ROCHFOD A GUY YOU SHOULD KNOW Zach Zahnow (Carrie Petr)

  • DESMOND DOSS Moises Valadez (Carrie Petr)
  • PERSONALITY TRAITS AND BELIEFS ABOUT EFFECTIVE GROUPS Taylor Helton (Brian Pauwels)

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