Past RET Research Projects

Participant NameSchoolFaculty Research MentorDepartmentResearch Project TitleParticipation Year  
Aaron HahnCarlisle High School, IA Marna Yandeau-NelsonGenetics/Development & Cell BiologyAnalysis of the Genetic Network for Maize Silk Surface Lipids: Characterization of Maize Acyl-ACP Desaturase Genes

Summer 2016
Glen UnwinEast Buchanan Community School, IASaurabh BhattacharyaMechanical EngineeringAutomation, Robotics, Programming, Electronics
Summer 2016
Jeremy MorrowHoover High School, IA Jean-Philippe TessonnierChemical or Biological EngineeringCarbon Support Effects on Liquid-Phase Hydrogenation Reactions
Summer 2016
Darwin DauggardDell Rapids Public High School, SD Eric CochranChemical or Biological Engineering Coumaric Acid from Citric Acid
Summer 2016
Eric AndersonCarlisle High School, IAYoung Jin LeeChemistryEffect of Sampling Methods on Carbohydrate Fast Pyrolysis
Summer 2016
James OldhamJohnston High School, IA Kaitlin BratlieMaterials Science & EngineeringEffects of Surface Modifications on Liposomes for Drug Delivery of Doxorubicin against CaCo-2
Summer 2016
Katelyn LuensmannEast High School, IA Alison RobertsonPlant Pathology & MicrobiologyFactors affecting Pythium sylvaticum growth

Summer 2016
Kevin SchneiderDowling Catholic High School, IAAnne BronikowskiEcology, Evolution, and Organismal BiologyGarter snake behavior: Repeatability, habituation, and comparison of life-history ecotypes

Summer 2016
Will SwainHighland Community, IALeonot LeandroPlant Pathology & MicrobiologyImproving greenhouse assays for testing and evaluating SDS resistance in soybean lines

Summer 2016
Laura CondonEstherville Lincoln Central, IAShauna HallmarkCivil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering Intersection Conflict Warning System (ICWS) Safety Evaluation

Summer 2016
Sarah MichealsonBettendorf High School, IARoger WisePlant Pathology & MicrobiologyiPath- Extending iTAG Barley into Plant-Microbe Interactions for Grade 9-12 Classrooms

Summer 2016
Joe CareyAnkeny High SchoolOmar SmadiCivil, Construction, & Environmental Engineering Modeling Bat Roosting Habits in Bridges


Summer 2016
Nathan NebbeWest Waterloo High SchoolJeff EssnerGenetics, Development, and Cell BiologyMutagenesis Efficiency and Targeted DNA Integration Using CRISPR Cas9

Summer 2016
Tony McCutchanWinterset High School, IAVikram DalalElectrical and Computer Engineering Optimizing PTAA in a Vapor Deposition Perovskite Solar Cell

Summer 2016
Gil BaguioEast Street Academy, MDMatthew PanthaniChemical and Biological Engineering Solvent Vapor Annealing to Improve Bil3 PV Thin-Film Morphology
Summer 2016
Craig MohrSoutheast Polk High School, IAShauna HallmarkCivil, Construction, & Environmental EngineeringStatistical Safety Evaluation of Intersection Conflict Warning System (ICWS)
Summer 2016
Nanette FladungBishop Heelan High School, IAGeorge KrausChemistrySynthesis of Novel Organic Compounds through C-3 Acylation of Triacetic Acid Lactone

Summer 2016
Melissa GreeneBelmond-Klemme Jr.-Sr. High School, IA
Rebecca CademartiriMaterials Science & Engineering The inefectivity of T4 bacteriophage on paper under different pH conditions
Summer 2016
Emily Van EgmondSt. Edmond Catholic School, IAMadan BattacharyyaAgronomyThe Responses of Transgenic Soybean Plants Carrying FvPO1 to Pseudomonas syringae pv glycinae
Summer 2016
Kristen TurnerEstherville Lincoln Central High School, IA Madan BattacharyyaAgronomyThe Responses of Transgenic Soybean Plants Carrying FvPO1 to Pseudomonas syringae pv glycinae
Summer 2016
Marc PedersenValley High School. IA Baskar Ganapathysubramanian
Mechanical EngineeringUse of Genetic Algorithms to Determine the Placement of Pillars in Microchannels for Fluid Flow Sculpting
Summer 2016
Alex ConyersWest Waterloo High SchoolDon SakaguchiGenetics, Development, and Cell BiologyZebrafish: A Model For Stem Cell Transplantation

Summer 2016
Nathan NebbeWest Waterloo High School, IAMatthew HelmersAgriculture & Biosystems EngineeringTillage, winter cover crop, and land use effects on soil aggregate size and stabilitySummer 2015
Megan WilliamsIowa State UniversityLeonor LeandroPlant Pathology & MicrobiologyMethod to Screen for Ethylene Sensitivity in Soybeans
Summer 2015
Kevin SchniderDowling Catholic High School, IAMadan BhattatcharyaAgronomyFoliar and root symptom assessment of soybeans inoculated with various Fusarium virguliforme mutants.

Summer 2015
Shannon Lumely Boone High School, IAMadan BhattarcharyaAgronomyMapping of the Arabidopsis gene Pss18 involved in nonhost resistance against soybean pathogens, Phytophthora sojae and Fusarium virguliforme
Summer 2015
Katelyn LuensmannEast High School Waterloo, IAAlison RobertsonPlant Pathology & MicrobiologyEffects of environment on susceptibility of soybean to Phytophthora sojae
Summer 2015
Melissa GreeneBelmond-Klemme Jr.-Sr. High School, IAMadan BhattatcharyaAgronomyFoliar and root symptom assessment of soybeans inoculated with various Fusarium virguliforme mutants.
Summer 2015
Julie GonzalezDes Moines Area Community College, IARoger WisePlant Pathology & MicrobiologyExploring Gene Expression and Segregation of Oregon Wolfe Barley in high school classrooms with the iTAG Barley module
Summer 2015
Nanette FladungBishop Heelan High School, IALeonor LeandroPlant Pathology & MicrobiologyThe Effect of -aminobutyric acid (BABA) on Soybean Sudden Death Syndrome
Summer 2015
David FasslerSouth Saint Paul Secondary School, MNAlison RobertsonPlant Pathology & MicrobiologyEffects of Winter Rye Cover Crop Residue on Corn Seedlings
Summer 2015
Alexander ConyersWest Waterloo High School, IAAmy TothEcology, Evolution & Organismal BiologyPaper wasps as bio-control for lepidopteran pests
Summer 2015
Brent ChambersBellevue Community School, IAMadan BhattacharyyaAgronomyMapping of the Arabidopsis gene Pss18 involved in nonhost resistance against soybean pathogens, Phytophthora sojae and Fusarium virguliforme
Summer 2015
Mark BouskaWest Monona High School, IALori BiedermanEcology, Evolution & Organismal BiologyFire Tolerance has Limited Influence on Oak Leaf Dispersal
Summer 2015
Marc BenedictGraettinger-Terril High School, IAMartin SpaldingGenetics/Development & Cell BiologReengineering a CRISPR/Cas9 Vector for Efficient Use in Automation
Summer 2015
Glen UnwinEast Buchanan Community School, IASong-Charng KongMechanical EngineeringEnergy Balance on Internal Combustion Gasoline Engines
Summer 2015
Theresa BirchI-35 School District, IAXinwei WangMechanical EngineeringThermophysical Properties of Human Hair
Summer 2015
Ron SchuckAmes High School, IARoger WisePlant Pathology & MicrobiologyExploring Gene Expression and Segregation of Oregon Wolfe Barley in high school classrooms with the iTAG Barley module
Summer 2015
Kent MuyskensCarroll High School, IAGeorge KrausChemistryMannich Reactions using Triacetic Acid Lactone
Summer 2015
Craig MohrSoutheast Polk High School, IAShauna HallmarkCivil, Construction & Environmental EngineeringA Safety Evaluation of Intersection Conflict Warning System (ICWS)
Summer 2015
Anthony McCutchanWinterset High School, IAVikram DalalElectrical and Computer EngineernigP3HT/PCBM Bulk HeterojunctionOrganic Photovoltaics: Correlating Efficiency and Workflow
Summer 2015
Tim JobesEast HIgh School, IAMark WrightMechanical EngineeringConversion of biomass to bio-oil: comparison of fast pyrolysis systems
Summer 2015
Melinda HamannEast HIgh School, IAEric CochranChemical & Biological EngineeringAcetylated MethacrylatedGlycerol
Summer 2015
Aaron Hahn Carlisle High School, IAMarna Yandeau-NelsonGenetics/Development & Cell BiologAnalysis of the Genetic Network for Maize Silk Surface Lipids: Characterization of Maize Acyl-ACP Desaturase Genes
Summer 2015
Karl GoldsmithWest Des Moines Valley High School, IAAndrew HillierChemical & Biological EngineeringElectroless Silver Deposition on PDMS Substrate
Summer 2015
Clinton GadburyCentral Campus Des Moines, IASourabh BhattacharyaMechanical EngineeringAutonomous Robotics Control
Summer 2015
Jacob DuPreeWoodruff Career and Technical Center, IL Michelle Soupir Agriculture & Biosystems EngineeringEffect of BiocharInsertion in Denitrifying Bioreactor’s Efficiency
Summer 2015
Sarah CurryOlathe Northwest, KSJean-Philippe TessonnierChemical & Biological EngineeringBase catalyzed glucose/fructose isomerization
Summer 2015
Nick CrosseJohnston High School, IAPeter SavolainenCivil, Construction & Environmental EngineeringCE 355 Curriculum Redevelopment / Flipped Classroom
Summer 2015
Matt Cain West Branch High School, IALudovico CademartiriMaterials Science & EngineeringLEGO®-Based Engineered Environments to Study Plant Root Growth and Ecosystems
Summer 2015
Gil BaguioEager Street Academy, MDMatthew Panthani Chemical & Biological EngineeringQuantum Dots in Solar Cell
Summer 2015
Leif SegenNevada High School, IARafael RadkowskiMechanical EngineeringVirtual Instruction for ar-assisted learning
Summer 2015
Erich SnellerHarrisonburg City High School, VALori BiedermanEcology, Evolution & Organismal BiologyFire Tolerance has Limited Influence on Oak Leaf Dispersal
Summer 2015
Marc BenedictGraettinger-Terril High School, IAMartin SpaldingGenetics, Development & Cell BiologySoybean and Maize Genome Modification Using TAL NucleasesSummer 2014
Glen UnwinEast Buchanan Community School, IAMark WrightMechanical EngineeringFast Pyrolysis: Conversion of Biomass to Bio-oilSummer 2014
Matthew CainWest Branch High School, IALudovico CademartiriMaterials Science & EngineeringConfined Droplets as a Plant Growth PlatformSummer 2014
Tiffany RobyHoover High School, IALeonor LeandroAgronomySensitivity of Fusarium virguliforme to Commerical FungicideSummer 2014
Michael PettengillCentral Springs CSD, IAScott BeckmanMaterials Science & EngineeringModeling the Diffusion of Large Molecules (drugs) from an Aqueous Solution into a HydrogelSummer 2014
Nathan NebbeWest Waterloo High School, IAZhiyou Wen/Martin GrossAgriculture & Biosystems EngineeringThe Effects of pH on Biomass Production of Spirulina platensisSummer 2014
Kent MuyskensCarroll High School, IALaura JarboeChemical & Biological EngineeringAnalysis of the hns Gene on Heat Shock in E. coliSummer 2014
Anthony McCutchanWinterset Community High School, IAGeorge KrausChemistryFirst Synthesis of Pogopyrone ASummer 2014
Joshua ManglerDallas Center-Grimes High School, IATed HeindelMechanical EngineeringQuantifying Particle-particle Mixing and Segregation in Hopper-silo Flows Summer 2014
Joseph HuebbeJohnston Middle School, IAShauna HallmarkCivil, Construction & Environmental EngineeringEvaluation of Intersection Conflict Warning Systems (ICWS)Summer 2014
Aaron HahnCarlisle High School, IAEric CochranChemical & Biological EngineeringChain Transfer Agent Synthesis for Sequential Anionic and ReversibleAddition-Fragmentation Chain Transfer PolymerizationSummer 2014
Eric GrabeNewton High School, IARebecca CademartiriMaterials Science & EngineeringBacteriophages in Commercial Seed CoatingsSummer 2014
Mark DrierHampton-Dumont High School, IAJavier VelaChemistryPerovskite Photovoltaic DevelopmentSummer 2014
Michelle DelvauxDowling Catholic High School, IAMichelle SoupirAgriculture & Biosystems EngineeringEffect of Limestone on Nutrient RemovalSummer 2014
Sarah CurryNewton High School, IAJ.P. TessonnierChemical & Biological EngineeringBase Catalyzed Glucose/Fructose IsomerizationSummer 2014
Rebecca SteinlageBenton Community High School, IAKaitlin BratlieMaterials Science & EngineeringAlginate Nanoparticles for Drug Delivery and Macrophage ReprogrammingSummer 2014
Robyn PloegerPanorama High School, IAMonica LammChemical & Biological EngineeringThe Effect Solvent Conditions of Polymer DendrimersSummer 2014
Kayla BrauerJohnston Middle School, IAMadan Bhattacharyya AgronomyMapping of Arabidopsis Nonhost Resistance Gene Pss5 that Confers Immunity to Soybean Pathogens, Phutopthora sojae and Fusarium virgulifromeSummer 2014
Whitney McKinstryHoover High School, IALeonor LeandroAgronomyEffect of seed treatment on root colonization by Fusarium virguliforme, the causal agent of soybean sudden death syndromeSummer 2014
Laurie McGheeColfax-Mingo High School, IARoger Wise Plant PathologyiTag Barley: a 9-12 Classroom Module to Explore Gene Expression and Segregation Using Oregon Wolfe BarleySummer 2014
Megan WashburnPrairie Point Middle School and 9th Grade Academy, IAMadan Bhattacharyya AgronomyCharacterization of soybean transgenic plants and creation of composite plantsSummer 2014
Kristen Turner Estherville Lincoln Central, IAMadan Bhattacharyya AgronomyMapping of Arabidopsis Nonhost Resistance Gene Pss5 that Confers Immunity to Soybean Pathogens, Phutopthora sojae and Fusarium virgulifromeSummer 2014
Ron Schuck Ames High School, IARoger Wise Plant PathologyiTag Barley: a 9-12 Classroom Module to Explore Gene Expression and Segregation Using Oregon Wolfe BarleySummer 2014
Gwendolyn JeffersonWilmer Amina Carter High School, CAMadan Bhattacharyya AgronomyCharacterization of soybean transgenic plants and creation of composite plantsSummer 2014
Taylor HubbardAnkeny High School, IABing YangGenetics, Development & Cell BiologyGenetic Engineering in Rice and Maize Using CRISPRsSummer 2014
Richardson GuerrierBenjamin Franklin High School, PAJonathan Wendel Ecology, Evolution & Organismal BiologyEvolution of DNA Repeats in Diploid and Allopolyploid Cotton SpeciesSummer 2014
Brent ChambersBellevue Community School, IAYanhai YinGenetics, Development & Cell BiologyRegulation of BES1 in Brassinosteriod SignalingSummer 2014
Hope BrownFort Dodge Senior High, IAMadan Bhattacharyya AgronomyCharacterization of Fusarium virguliforme mutantsSummer 2014
Jason Aker Baxter Community School, IASteve WhithamPlant PathologyIdentification of Candidate Effectors in Phakopsora pachyrhizi for Suppression of PAMP Triggered Immunity Summer 2013
Lindsay KasugaCentral Academy, IAGeorge KrausChemistryTowards Sustainablity: Synthesis of Functional AromaticsSummer 2013
Shelly VanyoBoone High School, IAJ.P. TessonnierChemical & Biological EngineeringDetermination of the Active Sites on Platinum/Carbon ElectrocatalystsSummer 2013
Retha Prescod Atlantic Community High School, FLMichael Wannemuehler Veterinary MedicineDifferential antigen expression by members of the gastrointestinal microbiota cultivated in various conditionsSummer 2013
Kristen Turner Estherville Lincoln Central, IAJonathan Wendel Ecology, Evolution & Organismal BiologyIntrogressions between Gossypium barbadense and G. hirsutum using chloroplastic DNA Summer 2013
Marc BenedictGraettinger-Terril High School, IAMartin SpaldingGenetics, Development & Cell BiologyEngineering TAL Nucleases (TALENs) for Use in SoybeansSummer 2013
Kent MuyskensCarroll High School, IAMark WrightMechanical EngineeringAnalysis of Bio-Oil Made Through Fast Pyrolysis in a Fluid Bed ReactorSummer 2013
Marc PedersenValley High School, IAKong Song CharngMechanical EngineeringA Parametric Study Using Biodiesel Blends and Injection Schedules on Diesel Engines to affect EmissionsSummer 2013
Scott MooreAnkeny High School, IAYanhai YinGenetics, Development & Cell BiologyIdentification of mutants for BES1 targeted transcription factors to establish a Brassinosteroid signaling networkSummer 2013
Dave MillisEdgewood-Colesburg High School, IAKurt RosenstratterAgriculture & Biosystems EngineeringPhysical Properties of Extruded Soy Products for Aquaculture FeedSummer 2013
Chris DyerShenandoah High School, IA Amy Toth Ecology, Evolution & Organismal BiologyPiezoelectric Data Use In Wasp Behavior InterpretationSummer 2013
JaToria EllisBooker T. Washington High School, ALMadan Bhattacharyya AgronomyDouble stranded RNA induced gene silencing in the fungal pathogen Fusarium virguliformeSummer 2013
Joshua ManglerDallas Center-Grimes High School, IATed HeindelMechanical EngineeringParticle-particle Mixing and Segregation in Hopper-Silo FlowsSummer 2013
Carol HarrisonBooker T. Washington High School, ALMadan Bhatacharyya AgronomyFunctional Characterization of a Pathogen Infection-inducible Promoter in Soybean Summer 2013
Nick HayesJohn F. Kennedy High School, IARoger Wise Plant PathologyiTag Barley: a 9-12 Classroom Module to Explore Gene Expression and Segregation Using Oregon Wolfe BarleySummer 2013
Laurie McGheeColfax-Mingo High School, IARoger Wise Plant PathologyiTag Barley: a 9-12 Classroom Module to Explore Gene Expression and Segregation Using Oregon Wolfe BarleySummer 2013
Jeff FoxPerry High School, IALaura JarboeChemical & Biological Engineering<a href="Nuclease Mediated Gene Knockout In Chlamydomonas" target="_blank">Swarming response of E. Coli to Octanoic AcidSummer 2013
Sakinah HaqueWest High School, IAMichelle SoupirAgriculture & Biosystems EngineeringAttachment of Escherichia Coli to Stream Sediment and Bovine ManureSummer 2013
Jamey SmithCentral Lee High School, IAEric CochranChemical & Biological EngineeringThermoplastic Elastomers (TPE)Summer 2013
Timothy JobesLincoln High School, IAMike KesslerMaterials Science & EngineeringCharacterization of Novel Bio-Based Polyhydroxyalkanoate/Lignocellulose CompositesSummer 2012
Doug MossengrenAlta-Aurelia High School, IAGwyn Beattie Plant PathologyCompairson of Ecological fitness of Pseudomonas syringae mutantsSummer 2012
Jason Aker
Baxter Community School, IA
Steven Whitham
Plant PathologyFunctional Screening of Virulence Factors in Asian Soybean Rust
Summer 2012
Craig Walter Ames High School, IAThomas Baum Plant PathologySummer 2012
Ron Schuck Ames High School, IAAmy Toth Ecology, Evolution & Organismal BiologyLarval removal in paper waspsSummer 2012
Joshua ManglerDallas Center -Grimes High School, IAMike KesslerMaterials Science & EngineeringBio-polymers Characterization for self-healing application Summer 2012
Dave Millis Edgewood-Colesburg High School, IAJonathan Wendel Ecology, Evolution & Organismal BiologyExpression of chalcone synthase in leaf tissue of diploid cotton speciesSummer 2012
Laurie McGheeColfax-Mingo High School, IAAnne Bronikowski Ecology, Evolution & Organismal BiologyRNA isolation and cDNA synthesis in the garter snake (Thamnophis elegans)Summer 2012
Taylor Hubbard Ankeny High School, IARoger Wise Plant PathologyThe Barley Project: A Teaching Module on Gene ExpressionSummer 2012
Nick Hayes Springville High School, IARoger Wise Plant PathologyThe Barley Project: A Teaching Module on Gene ExpressionSummer 2012
Justin HannaMidland High School, IASteven Whitham Plant PathologyFunctional Screening of Virulence Factors in Asian Soybean Rust
Summer 2012
Richardson Guerrier
South Philadelphia High School, PA
Jonathan Wendel
Ecology, Evolution & Organismal BiologyExpression of chalcone in leaf tissue of diploid cotton speciesSummer 2012
Jon Temple Vinton-Shellsburg High School, IAAmy TothEcology, Evolution & Organismal BiologyHow does DNA methylation influence caste phenotypic plasticity in paper wasps?
Summer 2012
Melinda HamannEast High School, IALaura JarboeChemical & Biological EngineeringPhenol removal in pyrolitic sugars by laccase enzymesSummer 2012
Roberta VanderahColo-NESCO, IABrent ShanksChemical & Biological EngineeringDehydration of 1,2,6-Hexanetriol with Acid Metal CatalystsSummer 2012
Christina TruebaLos Lunas, NMBasil NikolauBiochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular BiologyIn Vivo Characterization of 3-Ketoacyl-acyl-carrier protein (ACP) Synthase III (KASIII)Summer 2012
Rhys SouthJohnston High School, IAEric CochranChemical & Biological EngineeringIdea to ProductionSummer 2012
Karl GoldsmithValley High School, IAEric CochranChemical & Biological EngineeringFlammability Characteristics of BiocharsSummer 2012
Amanda BorchersPerry High School, IAMartin SpaldingGenetics, Development & Cell BiologyDevelopment of TAL Nucleases for Genome Modification in ChlamydomnasSummer 2012
Jennifer BrownSpringville High School, IAKeith WooChemistryTandem Catalytic Formation of Commodity Chemicals Using Palladium – NHC ComplexesSummer 2012
Clinton GadburyEast High School, IAChris WilliamsCivil, Construction & Environmental EngineeringIdea to ProductionSummer 2012
Tanea Hibler China Ian SchneiderChemical & Biological EngineeringEngineered Environments For Examining Directed Cell MigrationSummer 2011
Christina TruebaLos Lunas, NMBasil NikolauBiochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular BiologyIsoforms of 3-Methylcrotonyl-CoA Carbonoxylase of Arabidopsis thalianaSummer 2011
Rhys SouthJohnston High School, IAEric CochranChemical & Biological EngineeringAtom Transfer Radical Polymerization of Acrylated Epoxidized Soybean OilSummer 2011
Renne Lietz Davenport West High School, IAKelly Ecology, Evolution & Organismal BiologyIs Prostaglandin an Immune-Boosting Compound in Female Crickets?Summer 2011
Taylor Hubbard Ankeny High School, IARoger WisePlant PathologyThe Barley Project: A Teaching Module on Gene Expression and Cosegregation Analysis of Oregon Wolfe BarleySummer 2011
Nick Hayes Springville High School, IASteven WhithamPlant PathologyVirus Induced Gene Silencing (VIGS) in Soybean
Summer 2011
Justin Hanna Midland High School, IAKristin Hofmockel Ecology, Evolution & Organismal BiologyTemporal Effects on Soil Enzymatic ActivitySummer 2011
Garrett Hall Southeast Polk High School, IARoger Wise Plant PathologyThe Barley Project: A Teaching Module on Gene Expression and Cosegregation Analysis of Oregon Wolfe BarleySummer 2011
Gregory Dieter Boone High School, IAGwyn Beattie Plant PathologyA study in the motility response of Pseudomonas syringae stimulated by light in the presence of bean plants(Phaseolus vulgaris)Summer 2011
Margaret Conlon Dowling Catholic High School, IASteven Whitham Plant PathologyVirus Induced Gene Silencing (VIGS) in Soybean
Summer 2011
Amanda Borchers Wartburg College, IAAnne Bronikowski Ecology, Evolution & Organismal BiologyThe evolution of the insulin-like growth factor 2 (IGF-2) gene in reptilesSummer 2011
Rebecca SteinlageBenton Community High School, IAJonathan WendelEcology, Evolution & Organismal BiologyGuard cell size variation among polyploid and diploid cotton speciesSummer 2011
Jon TempleVinton-Shellsburg High School, IAAmy TothEcology, Evolution & Organismal BiologyWhat role does DNA methylation play in determining caste phenotypes in paper waspsSummer 2011
Craig Walter Ames High School, IAJeffrey EssnerGenetics, Development & Cell BiologyFunctional annotation of zebrafish (Danio rerio) genes using Tol2 transposon-based gene trapsSummer 2011
Diane May Beckman High School, IAYanhai Yin Genetics, Development & Cell BiologySteps in the Brassinosteroid Signaling PathwaySummer 2011
Maureen GriffinHoover High School, IABrent ShanksChemical & Biological EngineeringPolyols to plastics: Development of catalysts and reaction systemsSummer 2011
Terrence LebeckAlbuquerque Institute for Mathematics and ScienceBrent ShanksChemical & Biological EngineeringPolyols to plastics: Development of catalysts and reaction systemsSummer 2011
Margarette MarturanoSeminole Ridge, FLMartin SpaldingGenetics, Development & Cell BiologyNuclease Mediated Gene Knockout In ChlamydomonasSummer 2011
Tanea HiblerChinaIan SchneiderChemical & Biological EngineeringEngineered Environments For Examining Directed Cell MigrationSummer 2011
Joshua HeyerJohnston High School, IAMichael KesslerMaterials Science & EngineeringThermo-Mechanical Properties of Tung-Oil Based Thermosetting PolymersSummer 2011
Eric HallHoover High School, IARobert BrownMechanical EngineeringEffect of Temperature and Oxygen in the Reaction Environment on Biochar CharacteristicsSummer 2011
Brad HurstJohnston Middle School, IAMicahel KesslerMaterials Science & EngineeringBio-derived block copolymers: synthesis and characterizationSummer 2011
Adam PuderbaughHoover High School, IAEric CochranChemical & Biological EngineeringAtom Transfer Radical Polymerization of Acrylated Epoxidized Soybean OilSummer 2011
Brian RobisonSoutheast Polk, IAMartin SpaldingGenetics, Development & Cell BiologyNuclease Mediated Gene Knockout In ChlamydomonasSummer 2011
Jeff RudisillLincoln High School, IARobert BrownMechanical EngineeringEffect of Temperature and Oxygen in the Reaction Environment on Biochar CharacteristicsSummer 2011
Laurie McGhee Colfax-Mingo High School, IAAnne Bronikowski Ecology, Evolution & Organismal BiologyThe evolution of the insulin-like growth factor 2 (IGF-2) gene in reptilesSummer 2011
Margarette MarturanoSeminole Ridge High School, FLMartin Spalding Genetics, Development & Cell BiologyNuclease Mediated Gene Knockout in ChlamydomonasSummer 2011
Ron Schuck Ames High School, IAAdam BogdanovePlant PathologyEngineering a Transcription Activator-Like Effector (TALE)
Summer 2011
Anson BonteEast High School, IAMartin SpaldingGenetics, Development & Cell BiologyMolecular Characterization of Herbicide Resistance in Chlamydomonas reinhardtiiSummer 2010
Noreen Nsereko-WantateRoosevelt High School, IABasil NikolauBiochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular BiologyStructural Comparison of two Isoforms of 3-Methylcrotonyl-CoA Carbozylase (MCCase) from Arabidopsis thalianaSummer 2010
Greg DieterBoone High School, IARobert BrownMechanical EngineeringTransformational Technology: An Accelerated Aging study of Fast Pyrolysis Bio-OilSummer 2010
Maureen GriffinHoover High School, IAKeith WooChemistryUsing N-Heterocyclic Carbenes in Palladium Catalyst SynthesisSummer 2010
Eric HallHoover High School, IAKeith WooChemistryUsing N-Heterocyclic Carbenes in Palladium Catalyst SynthesisSummer 2010
Kara TaylorRoosevelt High School, IARobert BrownMechanical EngineeringTransformational Technology: An Accelerated Aging study of Fast Pyrolysis Bio-OilSummer 2010
Larry PriceClarinda High School, IALaura JarboeChemical & Biological EngineeringImproving Escherichia coli Tolerance For Fatty AcidsSummer 2010
Carolyn CarterClinton High School, IAAnne BronikowskiEcology, Evolution, and Organismal BiologyAre Cascades a Dispersal Barrier for Oregon Bobcats?
Summer 2010
Kara ChristensenPre-Service TeacherMaritThe Ames LaboratorySummer 2010
Margaret ConlonDowling Catholic High School, IADon SakaguchiGenetics, Development, & Cell BiologyA Cytokine, Interleukin-6, Promotes Differentiation of Neural Stem Cells
Summer 2010
Mousumi DeyMaharishi High School (Fairfield), IABalaji NarasimanChemical and Biological EngineeringEvaluation of the Antigenicity and Functionality of Tetanus Toxoid (TT) and Anti-toxoid Immunoglobulin G (IgG) After Release From Polyanhydride Nanoparticles
Summer 2010
Garrett HallSouth East PolkRoger WisePlant Pathology and MicrobiologySummer 2010
Nick HayesSpringville Secondary School, IASteven WhitmanPlant Pathology and MicrobiologyVirus-Induced Gene Silencing in Soybeans
Summer 2010
Jim KollmanDenison High School, IAJonathon WendelEcology, Evolution, and Organismal BiologyIdentification and Characterization of Selected Flowering Time Genes in Gossypium
Summer 2010
Lance MaffinBondurant High School, IARoger WisePlant Pathology and MicrobiologySummer 2010
Margarette MarturanoSeminole Ridge High School, FLDavid HannapelHorticultureCloning Candidate Proteins that can bind to Mobile RNA
Summer 2010
Spencer MessickPre-Service TeacherThomas BaumPlant Pathology and MicrobiologySummer 2010
Tracy PearsonJr/Sr High School, IANicole ValenzuelaEcology, Evolution, and Organismal BiologyDevelopmental Rate Variation in the Temperature-Dependent Sex Determined Painted Turtle
Summer 2010
Larry PriceClarinda High School, IALaura JarboeChemical and Biological EngineeringImproving Escherichia coli (MG11655) Tolerance For Fatty Acids Summer 2010
Brian RobisonSouth East Polk, IAMartin SpaldingGenetics, Development, & Cell BiologyMolecular Characterization of Herbicide Resistance in Chlamydomonas Reinhardtii
Summer 2010
Arie SchillerKeokuk Middle School, IABing YangGenetics, Development, & Cell BiologyTest of Nuclease (cutting DNA) Activity of New Artificial Protein in Vivo
Summer 2010
Alicia Schiller-Holland
Central Lee High School, IAYanhai YinGenetics, Development, & Cell BiologyIdentification of Signaling Components in the HERK Pathway by Activation Tagging Method
Summer 2010
Amanda Schiller-Kite
Van Buren Community Schools, IASteven WhitmanPlant Pathology and MicrobiologyVirus-Induced Gene Silencing in Soybeans
Summer 2010
Rebecca SteinlageBenton Community High School, IADon SakaguchiGenetics, Development, & Cell BiologyA Cytokine, Interleukin-6, Promotes Differentiation of Neural Stem Cells
Summer 2010
Erin YoderAnthon Oto High School, IAAragula Guruaj Rao
Roy J. Carver Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Molecular BiologyValidation of Phage Display Through Use of FLAG Antibody
Summer 2010
Nancy DuncanEast High School, IADavid OliverGenetics, Development & Cell BiologyDetermining the effects of acetate and propionate on the growth potential of mutant Salmonella strainsSummer 2009
Eric HallHoover High School, IAKeith WooChemistry
Biochemical Production Using DNA CatalystsSummer 2009
Anson BonteEast High School, IADavid OliverGenetics, Development & Cell BiologyMeasurement of glutathione levels in roots of wild-type and mutant Arabidopsis thalianaSummer 2009
Kate LarsonEast High School, IABasil NikalouBiochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular BiologyThe Development of a Density Based Screen to Identify Yeast with Higher Lipid ContentSummer 2009
Adam PuderbaughEast High School, IARichard Larock
ChemistryVegetable Oil-Based Waterborne Polyurethane DispersionsSummer 2009
Amy JacobsonEast High School, IABasil NikalouBiochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular BiologyThe Development of a High-Throughput Plate-Based Screen for the Identification of Yeast with Higher Lipid ContentSummer 2009