Senior Science Division students present research at The James Bradford Colloquium
Science Division students presented their research findings at the
annual James Bradford Colloquium, held April 21 in Boyd Science Center.
The colloquium is the culmination of research conducted by seniors from
the division’s biology, chemistry, geology, physics and engineering,
mathematics, computer science and psychology departments, as well as
interdisciplinary programs in molecular biology, environmental science,
neuroscience and conservation science.
The James Bradford Colloquium, named for one of
the university’s physics faculty, is made up presentations of research
conducted by seniors in the Science Division. It is conducted in a
manner similar to a scientific conference, and the time allotted to each
presenter for both a presentations and a question and answer session
are strictly controlled.
The following seniors earned top honors for their presentations:
Megan Duke earned first place for her presentation, A Non-geometric Toggling Switch Game.
She represented the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, and
her faculty advisor is Professor of Mathematics Dr. Richard Daquila.
Ryan Burke earned second place for his presentation A Population Estimation of White-Tailed Deer (Odocoileus Virginianus) at The Wilds, Using the Sight Distance Method.
He represented the Department of Biology and his faculty advisor is Dr.
Danny Ingold, the Homer A. Anderson Distinguished Professor in the
Jonathan Ray was awarded third place for his presentation, Colorimetric
and Fluorimetric Assay Methods for Quantifying AP-Sites in DNA Using a
Biotin-Antibiotin Antibody-Horseradish Peroxidase Probe. He represented the Department of Chemistry, and his faculty advisor is Associate Professor of Chemistry Dr. Deepa Perera.
The following seniors also presented their findings at the colloquium:
Stephanie Metzger and Lucas Weber presented Design for Window AC Unit Using Solidworks Flow Simulation.
They represented the Department of Physics and Engineering, and their
faculty advisors are Assistant Professor of Engineering Dr. Emre Selvi,
Assistant Professor of Engineering Dr. Sandra Soto-Caban, Associate
Professor of Physics Dr. Richard Taylor and Associate Professor of
Physics Dr. Rob Wilson.
Amanda Preslicka presented Impact of Implemented Conservation Practices on the Salt Creek Watershed.
She represented the Department of Environmental Science, and her
faculty advisor is Associate Professor of Chemistry Dr. Lois
IN THE PHOTO: Megan Duke' 14 at the Bradford Colloquium.