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Senior Science Division students present research findings at Bradford Colloquium

BRADFORD COLLOQUIUMSenior Science Division students presented their research findings at the annual James Bradford Colloquium, held April 22 in Boyd Science Center. The colloquium is the culmination of research conducted by seniors from the division’s biology, chemistry, geology, physics and engineering, mathematics, computer science and psychology departments, as well as interdisciplinary programs in molecular biology, environmental science, neuroscience and conservation science.

Their presentations were made to their student peers and the Science Division faculty. The faculty then choose the top three presenters.

First place was awarded to Jeremy Whitson, who presented Synthesizing Borrelia burgdorferi BmtA Antibodies for Lyme Disease Research Charge-transfer.  He was advised by Associate Professor of Biology Dr. Toyin Osunsanya.

Second place was awarded to Alex Seaholm, who presented Optimization of the Extraction of Oil From Waste Coffee Grounds.  He was advised by Associate Professor of Chemistry Dr. Lois Zook-Gerdau.

Receiving third place was Donna McGrath,  Ego-Depletion and Motivation: The Effects of Praise on Willpower.  He was advised by Assistant Professor of Psychology Dr. Mark Stambush.  

Also making their presentations were: 

John Cook presented Could Procoptodon goliah Hop? and was advised by Assistant Professor of Geology, Dr. David Rodland. 

Michael Finch presented A Water Quality Assessment of White Eyes Creek and Salt Creek Using Macro-Invertebrates and Water Chemistry.  He was advised by Dr. Danny Ingold, the Homer A. Anderson Distinguished Professor in the Natural Sciences.    

Tereza Toma'nkova' presented  Acute Phenylalanine Administration Suppresses Extracellular Dopamine via Release Mediated Mechanisms.  He was advised by Associate Professor of Biology Dr. Brian Bergstrom.

To read the complete abstracts of all of the presentations, click here.