Vanja Anderson

Vanja Anderson

“Sulfide oxidation for the removal of refractory sulfides from model oils via oxidative desulfurization with various polyoxometalates”

Ms. Anderson will travel to the national ACS conference and will present on her research involving molybdate, vandate, and tungstate based catalysts.

Angeli Austin

Angeli Austin

“An Exploration of the Asian/Asian American Presence in American Film, TV, and Stage”

Ms. Austin will research and experience the Asian culture as well as understand why the presence of Asians and Asian-Americans is not as prominent as the presence of Caucasians in film, TV, and stage.

Abby Boeck

Abby Boeck

“Models and Modeling in Chemistry Education”

Ms. Boeck’s project focuses on scientific modeling and creating a common language to be used in models.

Kathryn Deheck

Kathryn Deheck

“ACS National Conference Undergraduate Research Presentation”

Ms. Deheck will attend the National ACS Conference, where she will present a poster on oxygenation of sulfides into sulfoxides and how sulfomes are important for chemical syntheses in pharmaceutical applications, detoxification of chemical warfare agents such as mustard gas, and the desulfurization of fuel for environmental health.

Jenna Loefer

Jenna Loefer

“Models and Modeling in Chemistry Education”

Ms. Boeck and Ms. Loefer’s project focuses on scientific modeling and creating a common language to be used in models

Nathaniel Louisignau

Nathaniel Louisignau

“Comparative Study of Japanese & United States Music Education”

Mr. Louisignau traveled to Tomisato, Japan as an ESL teacher, where he conducted studies and research on the music education system that Japan operates during their school year.

Emily Hardwood

“Antibiotic Activity Studies of Essential Oils Mixture and the synergistic effects when combined with known antibiotics against Candida albicans, Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Pseudomonas aeruginosa – Common Infections in Burn Patients and Bacterial Vaginosis”

Ms. Hardwood researched the excessive use of antibiotics and anti-infective agents, which has resulted in the emergence of drug-resistant bacteria, fungi, and viruses.

Silas Hasselbrook

Silas Hasselbrook

“Synthesis of Expected Metabolic Derivatives for Benzylideneoxymorphone”

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Stephanie Johnston

Stephanie Johnston

“JBolt injury reduction shoe”

Ms. Johnston will test fifty participants in shoes that are currently on the market and determine which shoe creates the lowest ground force reaction and which shoe allows for the best biomechanics of the foot. She will then work towards designing and creating a shoe that would reduce the number of injuries due to impact forces and improper movement of the foot within a shoe.

Matthew Korman

Matthew Korman

“Julia-Kocieński Olefination of Oxymorphone: Experimental and Computational Study”

Mr. Korman will travel to the national American Chemical Society conference, where he will disseminate his work on the energetics and reaction mechanism of methylenation of the simplest ketone and apply what is learned to the methylenation of oxymorphone.

Jonathan Pfeilstifter

Jonathan Pfeilstifter

“FRET-detected Catalysis as a Method to Study RNA Folding”

Mr. Pfeilstifter will travel to the national American Chemical Society conference where he will disseminate his research results via a poster presentation to other scientists.

David Schreurs

David Schreurs

“Utilizing a Simple Molybdate Catalyst, [{MoO(O2)2}2(μ-O)]2-], for the α-Oxygenation of Ethers”

Mr. Schreurs’ project focuses on the successful and efficient selective oxidation of ethers under aerobic conditions using { Mo0(02) 2}2(µ -0)]2- as a catalyst.

Analeah Schwind

“Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) and the Evaluation of Mitomycin Drug Concentrations using High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)”

Ms. Schwind researched HIPEC, a procedure where heated chemotherapy is circulated within the peritoneal cavity after cytoerduction of macroscopic tumor.

Social Work Group

Social Work Group

“Program Evaluation”

These students will travel to Waukesha, Wisconsin where they will participate in on-site observations and interviews of five of Lutheran Social Service’s programs.

Cassandra Sprotte

Cassandra Sprotte

“Service Learning”

Ms. Sprotte’s project will focus on evaluating students’ viewpoint of service learning projects conducted in the Fall semester of 2017. Specifically, Ms. Sprotte will study how students viewed service pre and post project, stereotypes, and bias, the integration of faith, and application of faith and classroom learning to the project.