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2014 JSEHS Student Paper Presentations


BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE
Reid 2317

1)     8:30 am
Madison Blankenship
Wiggling Away Distraction: Investigating the Effectiveness of Active Seating Devices in the Classroom
Tuscumbia High School, Tuscumbia, MO
Constance Wyrick, Sponsoring Teacher

2)     8:55 am
Helen Geldrich and Anthony Ragusa

The Effects of Brain Games on Cognitive Functioning
Timberland High School, Wentzville, MO
Dr. John Barr, Sponsoring Teacher

3)     9:20 am
Katherine Hufker

The Impact of Inclusion Programs for High School Students with and without Special Needs
Lindbergh High School, St. Louis, MO
Glenn Murray, Sponsoring Teacher

4)     9:45 am
Luke Jackson, Daniel Love and Charles Shipley
The Short-term Effects of Soda on Human Productivity, Reaction Time, and Mood
Saint Charles West High School, Saint Charles, MO
Heather Horstmann, Sponsoring Teacher

5)     10:10 am
Natalie Mitten

Media Consumption and Implicit Attitude
Maplewood-Richmond Heights High School, Saint Louis, MO
Kathleen Dwyer, Sponsoring Teacher

6)     10:40 am
Alex Walker

Do Cats have a Food Preference?
Lafayette High School, Wildwood, MO
Crystal McDowell, Sponsoring Teacher

BIOLOGY/MICROBIOLOGY
ABAC 3245 

1)     8:30 am
Shelby Boze
Determining the Effects of Calcium Channel Inhibitor Seizure Medication on Drosophila melanogaster
Camdenton High School, Camdenton, MO
Christopher Reeves, Sponsoring Teacher

2)     8:55 am
Sumrah Khan

Characterizing Murine Serum Iron Binding Proteins: Identification of Iron-Replete Ferritin Isoforms as Potential Biomarkers of Liver Iron Status
Parkway South High School, Ballwin, MO
Michael Herrmann,  Sponsoring Teacher

3)     9:20 am
Olivia Long

Investigating the Effects of Aging on the Differentiation Potentials of Mesenchymal Progenitor Cells
John Burroughs High School, Saint Louis, MO

4)     9:45 am
Sarah Maciorowski
Horizontal Gene Transfer of Antibiotic Resistance Genes in the Human Gut
Cor Jesu Academy, Saint Louis, MO
Lauren Goeddel, Sponsoring Teacher

5)     10:10 am
Noah McClanahan

Reducing the Propagation of Bacteria and Mold Circulation via Antimicrobial Coatings
Mid-Buchanan High School, Saint Joseph, MO
Tereasa Freeman, Sponsoring Teacher

6)     10:40 am
Alexis Miller

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Scaffold Formation with the Use of Silk and Chitin
Wentzville Holt High School, Wentzville, MO
Jennifer Mallery, Sponsoring Teacher

CHEMISTRY/BIOCHEMISTRY
REID 2314

1)     8:30 am
Blaine Dennis
The Effects of Lead on a Peroxidase Reaction
Mansfield High School, Mansfield, MO
Pamela Probert, Sponsoring Teacher

2)     8:55 am
Daniel Drury, Kelsie Eckert and Nicholas Snawder

Combining Dyes to Enhance Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells
Timberland High School, Wentzville, MO
Dr. John Barr, Sponsoring Teacher

3)     9:20 am
Victoria Gowen

Narcissus Tyrosine Decarboxylase: The Study of the Biosynthetic Pathway in Camelina sativa and its Yield to Tyramine
Kirkwood High School, Kirkwood, MO
Dr. Lisa Autry, Sponsoring Teacher

4)     9:45 am
Denish Jaswal
The Role of Cations in the Structural Stability of Potassium Channels
Pattonville High School, Pattonville, MO
Kathleen Shearer, Sponsoring Teacher

5)     10:10 am
John O’Keefe

Investigation of Enantioselective Solvation of Chiral α-hydroxyphosphonates  by Cinchona Alkaloids by Nuclear Magnetic Resolution Spectroscopy
Maplewood-Richmond Heights High School, Saint Louis, MO
Kathleen Dwyer, Sponsoring Teacher

6)     10:40 am
Olivia Rohatgi

Testing Enzyme Kinetics: Enzyme Inhibition of Alkaline Phosphatase
Cor Jesu Academy
Lauren Goeddel, Sponsoring Teacher

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
Reid 2313 

1)     8:30 am
Kaleb Baber
What’s in your Water? The Effects of the Type of Corn Residue Conservation Tillage on the Nitrate Concentration in Groundwater
West Platte High School, Weston, MO
Tonja Kearns, Sponsoring Teacher

2)     8:55 am
Kaitlyn Chappell

Marine Reserves:  A Photographic Survey to Determine the Efficacy of the Glovers Reef Atoll Marine Reserve (Belize) on Coral Diversity and Abundance
Camdenton High School, Camdenton, MO
Christopher Reeves, Sponsoring Teacher

3)     9:20 am
Daniel Hall

Determining the Effects of Oxidizing Graphene on the Efficiency in a Dye Sensitized Solar Cell
Camdenton High School, Camdenton, MO
Christopher Reeves, Sponsoring Teacher

4)     9:45 am
Alyson Jones
Giving Iron Supplements to Algae to Help Sponge Up Carbon Dioxide
Mid-Buchanan High School, Saint Joseph, MO
Tereasa Freeman,  Sponsoring Teacher

5)     10:10 am
Maloree Khan

Monitoring Spatial Distribution of Dicranopteris lineari as an Indication of Environmental Degradation and Land Use Changes in Betampona Natural Reserve, Madagascar
Ritenour High School, Saint Louis, MO
Dr. Heather Bonner,  Sponsoring Teacher

6)     10:40 am
Hannah Krouper

The Allelopathic Effect of Common Missouri Plants
Saint Clair High School, Saint Clair, MO
Ben Martin, Sponsoring Teacher

GENERAL BIOLOGY
Reid 2308

1)     8:30 am
Tyler Carpenter
Exploring the Mesotolerant Thermophilic Cyanobacteria Native of Hot Springs National Park
Camdenton High School, Camdenton, MO
Christopher Reeves, Sponsoring Teacher

2)     8:55 am
Chandler Carreon
The Influence of Over-the-Counter Orthotics in Redistributing Plantar Pressure
Wentzville Holt High School, Wentzville, MO
Jennifer Mallery, Sponsoring Teacher

3)     9:20 am
Morgan Henry

The Development of Alternate Planting Methods for Conspecific Crop Species: An Investigation of the Evolutionary Function of Kin Selection on Arabidopsis and Zea mays
Camdenton High School, Camdenton, MO
Christopher Reeves, Sponsoring Teacher

4)     9:45 am
Sarah Larson
The Growth of Radish Plants in Midwestern Soil Varieties
Lafayette High School,  Wildwood, MO
Crystal McDowell, Sponsoring Teacher

5)     10:10 am
Jenna Lin

Development and Optimization of Setaria viridis-Fusarium graminearum Pathosystem
Parkway South High School, Ballwin, MO
Michael Herrmann, Sponsoring Teacher

6)     10:40 am
Sydney Zuraski

Determining the Behavioral Response of Drosophila melanogaster to Blue Light  (475nm) as a Wake Enhancing Stimulus
Camdenton High School, Camdenton, MO
Christopher Reeves, Sponsoring Teacher

PHYSICS/ENGINEERING/MATH/COMPUTER SCIENCE
ABAC 2245

1)     8:30 am
Andrew Dettmer
Diverting Concussive Forces with the Use of a Novel Type of Hydraulic or Pneumatic System within a Football Helmet
Camdenton High School, Camdenton, MO
Christopher Reeves, Sponsoring Teacher

2)     8:55 am
Parker Jones

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID): A Novel Approach to Credit Card Security
Camdenton High School, Camdenton, MO
Christopher Reeves, Sponsoring Teacher

3)     9:20 am
Yang Liu and Ezra Umen

Generating and Computing Perfect Phylogenies Using Saturated Chains
Ladue Horton Watkins High School, Ladue, MO
Dr. John Pais, Sponsoring Teacher

4)     9:45 am
Hunter Park
A Novel Method for Determination of Camera Pose Estimation Based of Angle Constraints
Wentzville Holt High School, Wentzville, MO
Jennifer Mallery, Sponsoring Teacher

5)     10:10 am
Riley Short

Exploring the Potential of Reduced Graphene Oxide as a Substitute for Precious Metals Within Catalytic Converters
Camdenton High School, Camdenton, MO
Christopher Reeves, Sponsoring Teacher

6)     10:40 am
Rujie Yao

Developing a System for the Standardized and Automatic Acquisition of Capillary Refill TIme (CRT)
Rock Bridge High School, Columbia, MO
Christine Roberson, Sponsoring Teacher


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