Summer 2012

Students with projects chosen as superior by a panel of faculty and students were: Eliot Jackson, Nathalie Lambrecht, Anthony Villafranca, and Vincent O'Brien (pictured in the center, left to right). On the periphery of the photo are the faculty mentors: Dr. Vidya Chandrasekaran, Dr. Michael Marchetti, Dr. Jeff Bernard, Dr. Joel Burley, and Dr. Valerie Burke.
For Summer 2012, 15 students were awarded Summer Research Awards from the School of Science.  Here is the list of students, their research projects, and their final reports: 

"Vigilant Attention, Personality, and Their Implications for Individuals Working in Space"
Sean Chacon, with Dr. Paul Zarnoth (Psychology)  Proposal  Report  Report Appendices

"Prime Analysis in Binary"
Brandynne Cho, with Dr. James Sauerberg (Mathematics)  Proposal  Report 

"Determining the Effects of Specific Nutrients of Halophile Membranes Through Analysis of Fatty Acid Methyl Esters (FAME) Profiles"
Daniel Dobson, with Dr. Ken Brown (Chemistry)  Proposal  Report

"Working Memory Span and Transposed Text"
Dominic Freschi, Jr., with Dr. Hoang Vu (Psychology)  Proposal  Report 

"Synthesis and Study of Micelles and Trihydroxy Tetraphenylporphyrin"
Alyssa Hua, with Dr. Steve Bachofer (Chemistry)  Proposal  Report 

"Ambient Ozone in Yosemite National Park, 2011/2012"
Olivia Hua, with Dr. Joel Burley (Chemistry)  Proposal  Report 

"Food Web Structure in a Naturally Fragmenting Stream"
Eliot Jackson, with Dr. Michael Marchetti (Biology)  Proposal  Report

"The Effect of amino-acid supplementation, diet and chronic exercise of training on glucose tolerance in Sprague-Dawley rats"
Nathalie Lambrecht, with Dr. Jeff Bernard (Biology)  Proposal  Report 

"Designing a Biosensor to Detect Endocrine-Disrupting Compunds"
Vincent O'Brien, with Dr. Vidya Chandrasekaran (Biology) and Dr. Valerie Burke (Chemistry)  Proposal  Report

"Prime Numbers Arising from Quadratic Polynomials"
Avineet Pannu, with Dr. James Sauerberg (Mathematics)  Proposal  Report

"Patterns of sexual dimorphism in Pan and Gorilla limb bones"
Tessa Pearman, with Dr. Rebecca Jabbour (Biology)  Proposal  Report 

"Determination of Membrane Lipid Profiles of Halophilic Bacteria Salinivibrio Costicola through Whole Lipid Analysis, and Head Group Benzoylation/FAMES Analysis"
Carlo Sosa, with Dr. Ken Brown (Chemistry)  Proposal  Report

"The role of MicroRNA in BMP-7 induced Dendritic Growth"
Slesha Thapa, with Dr. Vidya Chandrasekaran (Biology)  Proposal  Report

"Ozone Concentrations, Fluctuations, and Related Atmospheric Chemistry Pertaining to the Lake Tahoe Basin, Summer 2012"
Anthony Villafranca, with Dr. Joel Burley (Chemistry)  Proposal  Report  Report Appendices

"Determining Conditions for the Edge Isoperimetric Inequality for Graphs in Z2"
Victoria Wang, with Dr. Ellen Veomett (Mathematics)  Proposal  Report