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 on in...

(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 enzyme kinetics.

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.