May 22, 2017

2017 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 unless otherwise noted
  • Presentations are free and open to the public
  • Dessert provided

May 30

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 6

Discretizations of boundary value problems
Student presenters: Sara Stout and Karlie Schwartzwald
Faculty collaborator: Paul Allen

Strings in compactified gauge theories
Student presenters: Benjamin Kolligs and Conor Smith
Faculty collaborator: Mohamed Anber

Hitting Times for Generalized Ehrenfest Urn Models
Student presenters: William DeLee and Lars Mayrand
Faculty collaborator: Yung-Pin Chen

Organophosphate degradation with molybdenum oxo complexes
Student presenters: Emily Bright, Kei Inoue, and Lionel Miao
Faculty collaborator: Louis Kuo

June 13

Relating Eating “Styles” and Cognitive Control Over High- and Low-Calorie Food Cues in College-Aged Adults and Young Children
Student presenters: Elvira Ruan and Hannah Carroll
Faculty collaborator: Todd Watson

Mapping neuronal development using multicolor imaging in Brainbow zebrafish
Student presenters: Thalia Lichtenberg, Zoe Cook, and Maggie Carey
Faculty collaborator: Tamily Weissman

Zebrafish to study cellular mechanisms of Parkinson’s Disease
Student presenters: Isaac Boardman and Baergen Schultz
Faculty collaborator: Tamily Weissman

June 20

Discovering how cell-type specific compartments are constructed
Student presenters: Laura Voss, Simran Handa, Jackson Thein, Fiona Rambo, and Tori Eichten
Faculty collaborator: Greg Hermann

Motivating Walking through Social Referencing and Data Visualization with Activity Trackers
Student presenters: Sam Peers Nitzberg and Sheridan Shenkin
Faculty collaborator: Erik Nilsen

Mathematics of relativistic point particles
Student presenters: Amber Perry and Noah Benjamin
Faculty collaborator: Iva Stavrov

June 27

Designing a self-healing stent
Student presenters: Ryan Nguyen and Haley Stokas
Faculty collaborator: Casey Jones

Development of an immobilized ruthenium(II) chloride catalyst
Student presenter: Ryan LaVigne
Faculty collaborator: Casey Jones

Psychophysiological Responses to Racial Passing Behavior
Student presenters: Madison Kleiner and Mikayla Parsons
Faculty collaborator: Diana Leonard

July 6 (Thurs)

The evolution of venom-expressed gene families in Synspermiata spiders
Student presenters: Katherine Delgado and Ella Santana-Proper
Faculty collaborator: Greta Binford

Arachnid biogeography in the Caribbean
Student presenter: Cora Layman
Faculty collaborator: Greta Binford

Capture-the-Flag Challenges that Enhance Cybersecurity Analysis Skills
Student presenters: Nick Tan, George Shoemaker, and Ahmed Gedi
Faculty collaborator: Jens Mache

Using Laser Noise to Detect Magnetic Fields
Student presenter: Emma Hunt
Faculty collaborator: Andrew Funk

July 11

How seedling functional traits interact with environmental conditions to maintain forest diversity in an Amazonian rainforest
Student presenters: Holden Jones and Madeline Tracey
Faculty collaborator: Margaret Metz

Seedling dynamics and the role of oomycete pathogens in maintaining diversity in an old growth forest
Student presenters: Madeline Tracey and Nick Gerlach
Faculty collaborator: Margaret Metz

Identifying Clouds Using Neural Networks
Student presenters: Jeffrey Mullins and Sean Richardson
Faculty collaborator: Peter Drake and Jessica Kleiss

Investigations of the Acoustics of the Mandolin
Student presenters: Gerrick Heggarty and Sam Hunt
Faculty collaborator: Steve Tufte

July 18

Surface Chemistry of Gold and Silver Nanoparticles
Student presenters: Zach Schonrock and Selina Ibarra
Faculty collaborator: Anne Bentley

Electrochemical Growth of Manganese Oxide Supercapacitors
Student presenter: Jack Bergamini
Faculty collaborator: Anne Bentley

Effects of nicotine on Drosophila development: genes, neurotransmitters and toxicology
Student presenters: Haley Halperin Perry and Ariel Shaw
Faculty collaborator: Norma Velazquez

Investigating the role of thrombospondin in Drosophila development
Student presenters: Eve Lowenstein
Faculty collaborator: Norma Velazquez