Briggs Undergraduate Research Forum (BURF)
Poster Day 12/9/99
After a great seminar in room C-106 from 4-5pm by Dr.
Colleen Kelley on Phytoremediation, everyone ran down to C-102 and put
up their posters for BURF99.
Welcome to the 1999 BURF Poster Session. Come
(To the lower right) BURF founder, Dr. Chuck Elzinga,
looks on proudly as the frenzy of science begins. See who you know, I've
spotted Dr. Spees :)
Dean George Leroi puts on his chemistry hat and quizzes
Scott and Chad on their work.
Can you spot Kristina Derhammer, Chuck Elzinga, Craig
Stillwell and many more? I can.
Gabe closely reviews some Red Cedar studies.
Can you spot Joe DeWitt, Nik Harbachow, and more...
To help document their research, photos were taken
of theHonors and Biocomputing projects from LBS-145: Biology II.
(thus except for one chemistry team, all posters below are LBS-145)
Mike Maile tracks down the secrets to Michaelis Menten
Brian Nett and Kate Shores do pilot studies into similarities
between cyanobacteria and chloroplast light reactions.
Nik Harbachow, Nick Kouri and Haley Jo Jenema biocompute
together and generate DNA sequence analysis software.
Chad Wildern, Mitch Parr, Angela Frost and Nick Dysinger
are more codewarriors that developed fast restriction digest algorithms.
Chad Wildern and Scott Tuchklaper performed comparative
studies on light absorbing pigments from terrestrial and marine plants.
Alison Kulas, Kha Ngo, Mike Maile and Scott Tuchklaper
(these guys again :) ) formed a collective and assimilated C++ code.
Emily Susott and Kha Ngo (I see a pattern here) found
that red algae actually likes to absorb red light for photosynthesis,
but isn't red stuff appear RED because it reflects red light? cool...
This biocomputing team (Amy Maxson, Denise Packer, Matt
Goddeeris, and Bryan Mclean) put together what we believe may be THE LARGEST
poster ever. :)
Nathan Johnson did some independent studies on pigments
extracted from Spinach and Red Algae with differing solvents. His work
and that of the Susott/Ngo group and the Wildern/Tuchklaper group together
made for good data sharing (cool).
Alina McDermed and Nathan Johnson investigated how leaf
fall altered Nitrogen levels in the Red Cedar River.
Biocomputers: Casey Cress, Beth Varga, Amy Fandrick and Brian Nett scrunch down so we can see their 'reverse polish' flow charts.