Road trip for research

Twenty-three University of Wisconsin Oshkosh students hit the road in April to take part in the 15th-Annual UW-System Symposium for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity.

More than 500 students from across the UW-System registered for the event held at UW-Stevens Point, which highlighted student research from across the state.

The UW Oshkosh students and their mentors involved in the event included:

  • Bailey Anderson, of Neenah, (Joseph Peterson, geology), Influence of High pH Conditions on Early Vertebrate Diagenesis and Decomposition: A Preliminary Qualitative Assessment;
  •  Sara Arafeh, of Oman, (James Paulson, chemistry), Involvement of RNA in Mitotic Chromosome Condensation;
  • Brandon Bukovitz, of Oshkosh, (Toivo Kallas, biology), Added Carbon Fixation Genes for Increased Bioproduct Production in Cyanobacteria;
  • Kyle Dobson, of New Berlin, (Kevin Crawford, chemistry, and Eric Matson, biology), In Vitro Metabolism of the Piperazine Nootropics Sunifiram and Unifiram Using High Performance Liquid Chromatography and Liver Microsome Fractions;
  • Tabitha Dorshorst, of Rudolph, (Jordan Karsten, religious studies and anthropology), Dietary Reconstruction of the Winnebago Phase Oneota: A Study of Dental Caries;
  • Zachary Dunton, Waukesha, (Christopher Bianchetti, chemistry), Structural and Functional Analysis of the Cold-Shock Protein RBM3;
  • Lauren Jares, of Neenah, (Marguerite Penick-Parks, College of Education and Human Services (COEHS)), Reading and Students Learning English as a Second Language;
  • Dylan Juza, of Oneida, and Aaron Krebsbach, of West Bend, (Stepher Kercher, history), Emile de Antonio in the Eyes of the FBI: Filmmaker, Radical Leftist, Subversive;
  • Adam Kositzke, of Greenville, (Christopher Bianchetti, chemistry), Biochemical Characterization of Highly Expressed Biomass-degrading Enzymes from the Cellulolytic Streptomyces sp. SirexAA-E;
  • Klaire Laux, Oshkosh, (Sabrina Mueller-Spitz, biology), Deinococcus aquaticus: Life or Death in a Biofilm Driven by Desiccation Tolerance;
  • Amanda Leichtfuss, of VanDyne, (Jennifer Schuttlefield Christus, chemistry), Halogenation of Natural Gas Components under Mild Conditions;
  • Cassandra Limberg, of Sheboygan Falls, and Jacqueline Wnuk, of Oak Creek, (Suzanne Marnocha, nursing), Cyber Professionalism: When Students and Social Media Collide;
  • Rachel Lutz, of Plover, (Lori Kroeger, COEHS), Mathematical Abilities in Elementary-Aged Children;
  • Elle Moore, of Eden, (Ashley Thompson, psychology), When, Why and with Whom?: Understanding U.S. Adults’ Reports of Romantic Kissing;
  • Jennifer Schmitz, of Fond du Lac, (Lauren Waters, Chemistry), Investigating Potential Novel Manganese Exporters Controlled by Riboswitch Mechanisms in an Array of Bacterial Species;
  • Adam Schwartz, of Oshkosh, (Robert Mitchell, biology), Annotation of Olfactory Genes from the Genome of the Emerald Ash Borer, Agrilus planipennis (Coleoptera: Buprestidae);
  • Katherine Senn, of South Milwaukee, (Lauren Waters, Chemistry), Characterizing Protein Isoforms Involved in Manganese Homeostasis in E. coli;
  • Yuqi She, of China, (Jennifer Schuttlefield Christus, chemistry), Neutral Electrolyte Experiment in Metal Oxide Water Splitting;
  • Adam Shelvik, of Omro, (Barton Pritzl, physics), RR Lyrae Stars in the Globular Cluster NGC 1261;
  • Peter Twiss, of Oshkosh, (Stephen Kercher, history), Leo Koch and Academic Freedom; and
  • William Wasielewski, of Appleton, (Stephen Kercher, History), Adolph Germer and His Role in the History of the American Left.
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