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The Celebration of Student Achievement (CoSA) is an all-day campus-wide event which engages the entire campus community in the presentation, discussion and celebration of all forms of intellectual and creative work done by our students at all levels of their college careers.

2018 Chemistry Presentations and Posters

Bell, K., “Creation and Characterization of Rubrerythrin and Symerythrin Model Proteins”,

Carver, J. and others, “Determining the function of protein 3B7F using in silico techniques and enzymatic activity assays”

Dorsheimer, J., “Synthesis of an o-aminophenol-based Fluorescent Probe for Monitoring Copper-oxidase Activity”

Elghawy, O. and others, “The Alkylation and Subsequent Smiles Rearrangement of Hydroxycoumarin Derivatives”

Elghawy, O. and others, ”Isolation and Characterization of Unknown Protein 1J6P”

Esposito, M. and others, “Next-Nearest-Neighbor Electronic Coupling in a Series of trans-Fe(II)Pt(IV)M(II) Trimers”

Maley, C. and others, “Isolation and Functional Determination of Unknown Protein 3DL1 Obtained from K. pneumoniae”

McCampbell, N. and others, “The Interaction of Escherichia coli with Tetracycline-Functionalized Carbon Nanotubes”

Normil, N. and other,s “Using PEG-modified Graphene Oxide to Deliver Tetracycline in E. coli”

Simpson, A, and others, “The structural and functional determination of protein 3H04 through In Silico and Wet Lab techniques”

Snider Leonhauser, S., “A Pyrazine-Modified Cyanoferrate Complex for Carbon Dioxide Reduction to Methanol “

2017 Chemistry Presentations and Posters

Arinaga, A., “Pyrazine-modified cyanoferrate complexes for the photocatalytic reduction of CO2”

Esposito, M., “Synthesis of Asymmetric Trimer”

Haldeman, E., “Cam Calibration of Boron Abundance on Mars”

Hergenrother, C., “Analysis of Ionic Transport in Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes”

McFarland, J., “The Interference of Carboxylate-Functionalized Carbon Nanotubes with Protein Concentration Assays”

Normil, N., Gualtieri, B., Johnson, B., Lee, A., Yhap, C. “Using PEG-modified Graphene Oxide to Deliver Tetracycline in Escherichia coli”

VanDyke, B. “Copper Binding and Reactivity of de novo Designed Due Ferri Single Chain (DFsc) Protein Variants”

2016 Chemistry Presentations and Posters

Phillips, B., “Catalytic Transfer Hydrogenation of Nitroalkenes to Primary Amines.”

Li, S., “Group 17: The Halogens.”

Purdie, E., “The Development of IR Analysis for Solid State Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes.”

Jacobsen, S., “Photochemical Analysis of a Carboplatin Derivative and its use for Anticancer Therapy.”

Muratori-Levit, T., “Chalcogens.”

McFarland, J., “Pnictogens.”

Maley, C., “Group XVII: The Noble Gases.”

Shull, D., “Lanthanides and Actinides.”

Hergenrother, C., “The Chemistry of the Group 2 Elements: Alkaline Earth Metals.”

Esposito, M., “Alkali Metals.”

Knappik, T., “Overview of the Boron Family.”

Arinaga, A., “A Pyrazine-Modified Cyanoferrate Complex for the Photocatalytic Reduction of Carbon Dioxide.”

2015 Chemistry Presentations and Posters

Kritz, D., “HPLC Retention Analysis of Alkyl Phenyl Stationary Phase.“

Munro, J. “Analysis of the Volatile Gas and Liquid Composition of a Sourdough Mash.”

Stoeber, J., Force, M., Rathi, R., ”Carbon nanotubes and their treatments in diseases.”

Fiorella, A., “Toxicity of Lithium Cobalt Dioxide Quantum Dots in Caenorhabditis elegans.”

Bricker, L., Nebel, L., Menges, S., Purdie, E., “Analysis of Carbon Nanotubes as Molecular Conduits.”

Fiocca, K., “Using PEG-modified Nano-graphene Oxide to Deliver Tetracycline in Resistant Escherichia coli.”

Arinaga, A., “Electrochemical and Photochemical Analysis of Mixed-Valence Compounds from Carboplatin.”

Paris, A., “Pyrazine and Asymmetric Pyrazine-Modified Cyanoferrate Complexes in the Electro- and Photochemical Reduction of Carbon Dioxide.”

2014 Chemistry Presentations and Posters

Paris, A., ‘Remote Coupling Abilities of Symmetric & Asymmetric Trinuclear Mixed-Valence Compounds.’

Bricker, L., ‘Analysis of the Ionic Transport Properties of Carbon Nanotubes.’

Arinaga, A., ‘Synthesis and Analysis of a Macrocyclic Platinum Square Complex, Mentor: Brian Pfennig, poster presentation.’

Obeiter, S. and Wambaugh, M., ‘Mutatins in the Anime Groups of the Lectin-like Domain of Thrombomodulin for Optimized Interactions with Complement Component C3.’

Kritz, D., ‘Synthesis and Characterization of Cyano-Bridged Mixed Valence Compounds.’

Nyein, A., ‘Nanotube Research, Mentor: Mark Ellison, poster presentation.’

Polinski, R., ‘Creation and Characterization of Rubrerythrin and Symerythrin Model Proteins.’

Biernat, K., ‘Creation and Characterization of 4-His/3-Carboxylate DFsc Proteins.’

Fiorella, A., ‘Synthesis and toxicity of Cysteine-Functionalized Carbon Nanotubes with Caenorhabditis Elegans.’

2013 Chemistry Presentations and Posters

Birabaharan, J. and Ryan, J. ‘Kinetic Study of the Effect of the Enzyme Dehaloperoxidase on the Pollutant Triclosan.’                                 

Chen, H., Obeiter, S., and Pandelidis, A. ‘Interaction of Lectin-like Domain of Thrombomodulin with the Complement System.’

DiJoseph, K., ‘The Interaction of Antibiotic-Functionalized Carbon Nanotubes with Escherichia coli.’      

Goetze, S. ‘Descriptive Analysis of the Group 13 Elements.’

Goetze, S. and Harvey, J. ‘Exploration of Remote Coupling of Trinuclear Mixed-Valence Compounds.’                                      

He, Y. ‘Halogen.’                                                                    

Kim, J.S., McKay, M., and Schymanski, K. ‘Analyzing the Stability of Complement Factor 3 for Use in Protein Interaction Experiments.’                                      

McCrea, M.K. ‘Synthesis and Characterization of L-Re(CO)3NCFe(CN)5 Mixed Valence Compounds.’

Nyein, A. ‘Inorganic Chem Poster.’ 

Nobiletti, N. ‘Characterization and Interaction of Thrombomodulin and Complement Factor 3 via an Optimized Pull-Down Assay.’                                        

Vazquez, M. ‘Interactions Complement component C3 and the lectin-like domain of Thrombomodulin (TM).’                                      

Pandelidis, A. ‘Boranes and Carboranes.’ 

Paris, A. ‘Group 11: The Coinage Metals.’

Paris, A., Peters, A., and Vennettilli, M. ‘An Investigation of the Electronic Coupling Matrix Element in a Series of Iron, Ruthenium and Platinum Mixed Valence Compounds.’  

Pilla, J. ‘The Silicates’      

Polinski, R. ‘Isolation and Purification of Truncated Desulfovibrio vulgaris Rubrerythrin.’                                     

Richards, G. ‘Optimizing Pull-Down Assay Conditions to Investigate the Interaction Between Complement Component C3 and Thrombomodulin.’                                      

Rigger, W. ‘1st Row Transition Metals.’

Samtani, S. ‘Analysis of the dual-function of Dehaloperoxidase in the marine polychaete Amphitrite ornata.’

Schoell, J. ‘Second Row Transition Metals.’

Schoell, J. ‘Synthesis of R-Re(CO)2-NC-Fe(CN)5 Mixed Valence Compounds.’       

Schoell, J. ‘Synthesis and Characterization of L-Re(CO)3NCFe(CN)5 Mixed Valence Compounds.’

Sutsko, N. ‘Lanthanides and Actinides:  Earth’s Rare Elements.’

2012 Chemistry Presentations and Posters

Casuras, A., Popescu, C.V. “Mossbauer Spectroscopy of Model Complexes for the Active Site of the enzyme [Fe-Fe]-hydrogenase”

*Cave, E., “”Investigation of the Use of Double-Walled Carbon Nanotubes in the Production of Organic Solar Cells”.

*Chen, H., “Interactions of Thrombomodulin with its Complementary System”.

*Chu, J., “Cytotoxicity of Functionalized Cysteine-Acyclovir Attached Nanotubes on Yeast Cells”.

*DiJoseph, K., “The Interaction of Carbon Nanotubes and Tetracycline with Escherichia coli”.

*Fronheiser, P., “Investigation of the Use of Double-Walled Carbon Nanotubes in the Production of Organic Solar Cells”.

*Goodwin, C. , “Acyclovir Functionalization of Carbon Nanotubes”.

*Greco, K., “Internalization of single-walled carbon nanotubes in Saccharomyces cerevisiae”.

*Maider, T., “Synthesis and Reactivity Studies of Arylketene Trimers”.

*Miller, D., Vo, A., Popescu, C.V. “Spectroscopic Studies of Dehaloperoxidase from A. Ornata: Investigations of the Chemistry of Active Site with Hydrogen Peroxide and Ascorbic Acid”

*Nobiletti, N., *Richards, G., *Vazquez, M., “The Expression of Thrombomodulin in Pichia pastoris”.

*Polinski, R., *Samtani, S., Popescu C.V. “Dehaloperoxidase from Amphitrite ornata: Resting States and Intermediates Revealed by Electronic Absorption Spectroscopy”

*Schaefer, A., “Expression, purification, and analysis of the membrane glycoprotein thrombomodulin”.

*Soloff, G., “Effect of Thrombomodulin on the Complement System”.

*Yu, S., “Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Modification with DNA and Fluorescence”.