A collection of logos from the various conferences in which scholars from the 2004-05 URA presented their research.
Members of the 2004-2005 Academy, their projects and mentors are as follows:
|Elizabeth Adams Marks, Art and Design (Fibers) |
Project: "Handmade Paper from the Crops of Madison County"
Mentor: Laura Strand
Special Note: Elizabeth presented her research to The Eden Project in Cornwall, England, in Summer 2005. She also had a sample of her work on display at the Crane Museum of Papermaking in Massachusetts, and won best undergraduate presentation at SIUE Graduate School's 10th Annual Student Research Graduate Symposium in Spring 2006. She is the art teacher at Oakville Middle School, part of the Mehlville (MO) School District
|Kelly Arnold, Anthropology |
Project: "Southern Illinois Figurine Project: A Temporal Investigation"
Mentor: Julie Holt
Special Note: Kelly presented her research at the Midwest Archaeological Conference in Dayton, OH in October, 2005. She is doing archaeological work for ITARP
|Sarah Barrow, Biological Sciences |
Project: "Morphological Variation in Potamopyrgus antipodarum, the New Zealand Mud Snail"
Mentor: Paul Brunkow
Special Note: Sarah presented her work at the 2005 Joint Assembly of the American Geophysical Union, North American Benthological Society, Society of Exploration Geophysics and Solar Physics Division - Astronomical Society of America in New Orleans, May 2005. She is pursuing a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree at the Southern Illinois School of Dental Medicine in Alton, IL
|Sara (Barry) Martin, Nursing |
Project: "Maternal-Newborn Nurses' Attitudes and Beliefs Toward Adolescent Mothers who Breastfeed"
Mentor: Laura Bernaix
Special Notes: Sara presented her research at the National Student Nurses' Association Annual Convention in Salt Lake City, April 2005. She is pursuing a Master of Science degree in Nursing at Northern Illinois University and working as a cardiac telemetry nurse at Edward Hospital in Naperville, IL
|Christine Boston, Anthropology |
Project: "Analysis of Skeletal Remains of the Emmons Site in Fulton County, IL"
Mentor: Julie Holt
Special Note: Christine is pursuing a PhD in Archaeological Sciences at the University of Western Ontario. She spent part of summer 2006 in Chile and summer 2007 in Peru working with Dr. Bernardo Arriaza on the Chinchorro mummies
|Megan Galvin, Biological Sciences (Genetic Engineering) |
Project: "A Degenerate PCR Survey of L1 Element Lineages in Amphibian and Reptile Genomes"
Mentor: David Duvernell
Special Notes: Megan presented her research at the Evolution 2005 Conference in Fairbanks, AK. She is pursuing a Masters of Science degree in Biotechnology from Illinois State University
|Bryan Grubaugh, Computer Science and Psychology |
Project: "The Effects of the Testing Environment on User Performance in Software Usability Testing"
Mentors: Jerry Weinberg and Susan Thomas
Special Notes: Bryan presented his research at the International Association of Science and Technology for Development Conference on Human-Computer Interaction in Phoenix November, 2005. He is a business analyst for Perficient, Inc. in St. Louis
|Andrea Knobloch, Geography |
Project: "Determining the Effects of Roadways on Mesopredators in Madison County by Assessing Roadkill Patterns"
Mentor: Michael Starr
Special Note: Andrea presented her research at the Applied Geography Conference in St. Louis in October, 2004
|Khanh Le, Art and Design (Printmaking) |
Project: "Polymer Photogravure in Tritone"
Mentor: Thorsten Dennerline
Special Notes: Khanh presented his research at the Southern Graphics Council International Conference, Washington, D.C., Spring 2005. He is pursuing a Master of Fine Arts degree in Printmaking at Syracuse University
|Christopher Rigdon, Mathematics and Statistics |
Project: "Predicting Electoral Vote Totals for the Presidential Election"
Mentor: Ed Sewell
Special Notes: Chris presented his research at the Institute of Industrial Engineers Annual Conference in Atlanta in May 2005. He is pursuing a PhD in Industrial Engineering at Arizona State University
|Amy Rogers, Biological Sciences |
Project: "Timing of Radical Cutting and the Necessity of Herbicide Treatment in the Control of Euonymus fortunei"
Mentor: Kurt Schulz
Special Notes: Amy presented her work at the Illinois State Academy of Sciences Meeting in April 2005 and performed an internship with the Missouri Botanical Gardens in summer 2005. She is pursuing a Masters Degree in Biological Sciences at SIUE
|Nellie Shaul, Chemistry |
Project: "Synthesis of 2-Substituted Benzofurans"
Mentor: James McClure
Special Note: Nellie is pursuing a PhD in Marine Chemistry from the Scripps Institution of Oceonography, affiliated with the University of California, San Diego
|Holly Steiner, Biological Sciences (Medical Science) |
Project: "Isolation, Purification, and Characterization of Synthetic Cerato-ulmin"
Mentor: Mark Bolyard
Special Notes: Holly presented her research at the Illinois State Academy of Sciences Meeting in April, 2005. She is pursuing a Doctor of Medicine Degree at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield, IL
|Justin Thiel, Computer Engineering |
Project: "An Implementation of a Soft-Core Computer System"
Mentor: Brad Noble
Special Note: Justin is pursuing a PhD in Computer Engineering at Washington University, St. Louis
|Amy Winkler, Physics and Electrical Engineering |
Project: "Designing the Lasing Characteristics of Europium Doped Silicate Glass"
Mentors: Abdullatif Hamad and Brad Noble
Special Note: Amy is pursuing a PhD in Optics at the University of Arizona
|Mary Witte, Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (Special Education and Communication Disorders) |
Project: "The Effects of Linear Predictive Coding Analysis/Resynthesis of the Dysarthric Speech for Persons with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis"
Mentor: Melanie Brimer
Special Notes: Mary presented her research at the Illinois Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention, near Chicago, February, 2005. She is employed by Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis after receiving her Masters of Arts degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology from the University of Illinois in May 2007
For more information on the Undergraduate Research Academy, contact Dr. Victoria G. Scott at (618) 650-2640 or firstname.lastname@example.org.