May 08, 2018

2018 Rogers Science Research Brown Bag Presentations

Student research presentations

Students discuss their research projects during a series of brown-bag talks on Tuesdays in June and July. Each presentation is 15 minutes; there are generally 3-4 talks per session. For more information about projects see project descriptions.

  • Tuesdays 12:00-1:15, in Olin 301
  • Presentations are free and open to the public
  • Dessert provided

May 29

Responsible Conduct of Research
Previously recorded presentation by Sarah Shaack, Reed College

Please note that this face-to-face training is a required component of the College’s RCR policy and attendance will be taken; students and faculty who have not participated previously in Sarah’s presentation must attend this session.
We encourage all students to attend, regardless of whether or not they have attended in previous years.

June 5

“Investigating how cell-type specific compartments are constructed”
Student presenters: Tori Eichten, Lydia Fairchild, Holly Hale, Simran Handa, Amanda Maxfield, Laurence Seabrook
Faculty collaborator: Greg Hermann

“Capture-the-Flag Challenges that Enhance Cybersecurity Analysis Skills”
Student presenters: Rosemary Arends, Raya Deussen, Benjamin Green, Jodi Rush
Faculty collaborator: Jens Mache

“Cellular Effects of Toxic Spider Venom Proteins on Model Organisms”
Student presenter: Ella Santana-Propper
Faculty collaborator: Pam Zobel-Thropp

“Exploring the Event-Related Potential, Behavioral, and Cognitive Correlates of Food Cue Processing, Craving, and Food Consumption in Healthy Young Adults”
Student presenters: Keenan Ashby, Cristian Cortes
Faculty collaborator: Todd Watson

June 12

“Development of an immobilized ruthenium (III) chloride catalyst”
Student presenters: Ryan Hayes
Faculty collaborator: Casey Jones

“Designing a Self-healing stent”
Student presenters: Ryan Nguyen, Elana Thieme
Faculty collaborator: Casey Jones

“Mapping neuronal development using multicolor imaging in Brainbow zebrafish”
Student presenters: Maggie Carey, Zoe Cook, Nhi Ho, Talia Lichtenberg, Alia Newman-Boulle, Joy Pajarla
Faculty collaborator: Tamily Weissman

“Zebrafish to study cellular mechanisms of Parkinson’s Disease”
Student presenters: Isaac Boardman, Baergen Schultz, Maxwell Southam
Faculty collaborator: Tamily Weissman

June 19

“Group-based Emotions as Mechanisms of Competitive Victimhood”
Student presenters: Hera Dewan, Ryan Nilsen
Faculty collaborator: Diana Leonard

“The Use of Tangible Technology to Teach Kids Coding Concepts”
Student presenters: Allie Gregoire, Hanna Lyubinina
Faculty collaborator: Erik Nilsen

“3-orbifolds and their Laplace spectra”
Student presenter: Sean Richardson
Faculty collaborator: Liz Stanhope

June 26

“Seedling dynamics and maintenance of diversity in an old growth forest”
Student presenters: Emma Campbell, Maddie Tracey
Faculty collaborator: Margaret Metz

“Transcriptional regulation of pluripotency in embryonic stem cells”
Student presenters: Natalie Klee, Helena Loftus,
Faculty collaborator: Sharon Torigoe

“Compactified QCD”
Student presenter: Brian Smith
Faculty collaborator: Mohamed Anber

July 3

“Kinetic Study of Gold and Silver Nanoparticle Interactions in Aqueous Environments”
Student presenters: Genie Rose, Sara Worku
Faculty collaborator: Anne Bentley

Estimating cloud base height using bi-focal vision”
Student presenters: Iris Arnold, Kat Barton
Faculty collaborator: Jessica Kleiss

“Cloud identification from sky images using Machine Learning techniques”
Student presenters: Zoe Harrington, Maxwell Levin
Faculty collaborators: Jessica Kleiss, Peter Drake

July 10

“Electromagnetically induced transparency in rubidium vapor with transverse magnetic fields”
Student presenters: Kellen Ochi, Jacob Vatter
Faculty collaborator: Andrew Funk

“Oxidative Degradation of Organophosphate Neurotoxins: Mechanistic Investigation”
Student presenters: JD Alibrando, Steephen Bokouende
Faculty collaborator: Louis Kuo

“Fundamental Investigation of Sulfide Oxidation by New Molybdenum(VI) Catalysts”
Student presenter: Cayden Bullock
Faculty collaborator: Louis Kuo

“Investigations into the Acoustics of the Mandolin”
Student presenters: Hank Moseley, Charles Whitesell
Faculty collaborator: Steve Tufte

July 17

“Rehearsing disaster: Promoting earthquake preparedness through video game research”
Student presenters: Rachel Aragaki, Peter Huizenga, Joshua-Gabriel Mertz
Faculty collaborators: Liz Safran, Peter Drake, Erik Nilsen

“Adaptive Sampling Designs in Clinical Trials”
Student presenters: Minho Choi, Xiaohan Qiu
Faculty collaborator: Yung-Pin Chen

“Identification of genes and neural circuits underlying the effects of nicotine exposure during development”
Student presenters: Ariel Shaw, Asia Wooten
Faculty collaborator: Norma Velazquez