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Muskingum University students present research at Fall Research and Internship Forum

Science ForumStudents from both Muskingum University’s Science Division and other academic disciplines presented their research and internship findings at the university’s annual Fall Research and Internship Forum, held October 21. Students presented their findings in a poster format that is typically associated with professional presentations in the sciences.

The following students made presentations:

Trevor Basham '16 of New Concord, OH presented Logistic Regression Modeling of Landslide Susceptibility in a Region of Muskingum County, Ohio, Using GIS and SPSSfor the Geology Department. He was advised by Associate Professor of Geology Stephen Van Horn.

Shon Smith '18 of Yulee, FL presented Internship Opportunity at Grady Rentals for the Petroleum Geology Program.

Jennifer Hastings '16 of Uniontown, OH presented A Comparison of Warm Versus Cool Habitat Reclamation Preferences for Obligate Grassland Bird Species for the Biology and Environmental Science Department.

Camille Walker ’18 of Hagerstown, MD, Harrison Raub '17 of Louisville, OH, Anna Sharier '18 of Canal Fulton, OH, and Madelyn Moss ’18 of Mount Vernon, OH presented Vegetation Species and Their Effects on Grassland Bird Species on Three Regions of a Reclaimed Surface Mine (The Wilds) for the Biology Department.

Science ForumFerdinand Avila-Soto '16 of Zanesville, OH presented Using Fortran and Open GL to Model Asteroid Evolution through the Arecibo, Observatory, Puerto Rico, 2015 Summer REU for the Computer Science Department.

Erika Winland '17 of Zanesville, OH, a 2015 Summer Muskie Fellow and Muskingum Soil and Water Conservation District Intern, presented A Continued Study on the Impact of Implement Conservation Practices on the Salt Creek Watershed in Muskingum County, Ohio for the Environmental Science Department. She was advised by Associate Professor of Chemistry Dr. Lois Zook-Gerdau and worked with Van Slack, Nicole Hafer and Lisa Crock of the Muskingum Soil and Water Conservation District.

Alix Flint '17 of Hopewell, OH presented Becoming a Part of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency for the Geology Department. 

Anna Mayo '17 of Proctorville, OH, a Summer Muskie Fellow under supervision of Dr. Deepamali Perera, presented Colorimetric Assay for the Quantification of AP-Sites in DNA Using an Antibody-Horseradish Peroxidase Probe for the Chemistry Department.

Chandler Marston '16 of Utica, OH presented The Effect Predators Have on Eastern Grey Squirrels (Sciurus Carolinensis) Foraging Behavior by Observing Giving-Up Densities for the Conservation Science Program.

Fernando X. Avila-Soto '16 of Zanesville, OH, in collaboration with Alec N. Beri, Eric Valenzuela and Abenezer Wudenhe, presentedParallelization for Fast Image Reconstruction Using the Stochastic Origin Ensemble Method for Proton Beam Therapy through the UMBC High Performance Computing REU 2015.

Science ForumGiovanni Myers '16 of Canton, OH presented Canton Health Care Center Human Resource Management for the Health Science Department.

Kimberly Holmes '16 of Marblehead, OH, in collaboration with Isabel David and Robert Williams, presented Analysis of Nano-Indentation for Determining Calcium and Phosphorus Composition of New Bone Versus Old Bone through Muskingum University and the Center of Electron Microscopy and Analysis at The Ohio State University.

Landis Bates '18 of Mantua, OH, under supervision of Associate Professor of Geology Eric Law and Professor of Chemistry Ray Rataiczak, presented Gas Potential of Devonian Black Shales in Ohio for the Petroleum Geology Program.

Brian Doane '17 of Cambridge, OH presented Clear Water for the Petroleum Geology Program.

Dustn Bennett '18 of Byesville, OH presented Production Operator Internship for the Petroleum Geology Program.