The following students showcased their work at the 2012 Celebrating Undergraduate Excellence event.  Award recipients are noted.

College of Agricultural Sciences

Kimberly Barela: United States Turtle Mapping Project with a Focus on Western Pond Turtle (Actinemys marmorata) and Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta)

Ann Bernert: Rubus armeniacus Endophytes: Significance in Biological Control

Rachel Miller: Light Backscatter: Shedding New Light on Milk Coagulation

*winner* Arlyn Moreno:
 Luna Xanthohumol and the Related Health Effects on Cardiovascular Disease, Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes

Kristin Pierre: The Release of Nickel from Stainless Steel into Cooked Foods

Sarah Wright: Grapevine Leafroll Associated Virus-3 Seasonal Titer and Effects on Pinot Noir Fruit in Oregon

Kenny Wu: Biological Pathways of Arabidopsis thaliana and Oryza sativa


College of Engineering

Jordan Bayles: A Polynomial Chaos-Based Method for the Continuous Spectrum Biphasic Poroviscoelastic Model of Articular Cartilage

Jimmy Beaty, Josh Marsh & Devon Frazier: Constructed Wetlands and Their Use in Influent Cooling

Tim Chen, Jimmy Drebin & Kyle Hausam: Automated Baseboard Lighting System

Chelsea Edgmont, Ian Boucher & Jordan Hunt: Production of rMnP from a Peroxisome Targeted Yeast Strain to Aid in Biofeuls Processing

Benjamin Lampert, Cheng Tan & Chad Layne: Investigation of Barrier Heights in Metal-Insulator-Metal Tunneling Diodes with Internal Photoemission Spectroscopy

*winner* Jerry Leung, Brandilyn Coker & Caleb Cohen: Bio-medical Optical Sensing System

Mary McLean: Spray Drying for Long-Term Storage of Red Blood Cells

Mushfiqur Sarker, Jason Muhlestein & Anton Bilbaeno: Wireless Hand Sensor

Daniel Shattuck, Ratanak So & Patrick O'Donoghue: Tesla Coil and Plasma Speaker Sound System

Kristofer Zieb: Beta Spectra Isolation Through l2-norm Induction on an Overdetermined System


College of Liberal Arts

*winner* Dawn Marie Alapisco: The Skeleton in the Closet: An Historic Forensic Case from Scio, Oregon

Geoffrey Bloom & Jordan Clark: Who Can Fool More of the People More of the Time? Intelligence and Lying Ability

Katy Krieger, Garrett North & Ameer Almuaybid: Liar, Liar Words on Fire: Language Usage in Deceptive Communication

Mai Nguyen: The Effects of Perceived Difficulty on Undertaking Pro-Environmental Actions and its Economic Consequences

Maanas Tripathi: Neil-1 Deficiency Modulates the Effects of High Fat, High Carbohydrate and Pro/Anti-Oxidative Treatments on Mice

Taylor Wolf: Prospective Associations Between Family Stress and Depressive Symptoms Among College Students


College of Public Health and Human Sciences

Jeannie Allen: The Effects of Glutatione-S-Transferase Polymorphisms on Sulforaphane Metabolism

Verity Bishop & Clark Lawrence: The Association Between Physical Activity and Glycemic Control

Abby Chambers: An Exploration of Healthy Food Promotion Among OSU Students Eating in On-Campus Dining Facilities

Maegan Childs: Movement Intervention for Young Children with Autism

Austin Coupe & Yongsuk Choi: A Comparison of Spinal Motor Control and Landing Biomechanics Between Healthy Males, Healthy Females and Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstructed Females

Tyler Davenport: Youth Advocates for Health!

Kevin Harper: Do Older Parents Have More Self-Regulated Children?

Alyssa Hersh: The Role of Champions in the Implementation, Adoption and Translation of Project RESPECT, an Evidence-Based Behavioral HIV/STI Intervention

Anna Horn: Optimal Fetal Positioning: A Mixed-Methods Study of Midwives in Oregon

Chengcheng Jia: Examining the Effectiveness of the IMPACT Program

Jennifer Lane: Frequent Family Mobility and Child Self-Regulation

Whitney Lay: REMEDY: Reversing Menstrual Dysfunction

Bergen Lindauer: Identifying Different Types of Fallers Through Gait Analysis

*winner* Thea Matos & Lauren Graebner: Intersections of Cross-Cultural Style: The Design and Assessment of the Infinity Hijab Headscarf for Saudi Arabian Women

Sarah Najdek & Lacy Weinblatt: Producing for the Future: A Collaboration Between Low-Income Youth, Congregations, and Researchers

Julianna Pilafian: Pain and Participation in Lifestyle Interventions for Diabetes Control

Randi Ponce: Flax and Wool Mulch

Rebecca Rau: Producing for the Future

*winner* Bernard Roscoe: Can WBV Improve Gait Speed in Adults with Diabetic Peripheral Neuropaty?

Joseph Ryan, Rebecca Flynn & Mai Anh Nguyen: The Wave-Ripple for Change

James Thomas: Quality and Patient Satisfaction in Ambulatory Surgery (Arthroscopic Knee Procedures)

Cheryl Truong: Examining the Relationship Between Maximum Strength and Rate of Torque Development in Relations to Predicative Measures of Falls

Valeria Ursu: Tooth Micro-hardness Changes After Applying Bioactive Glass-containing, Anti-microbial Sealants

Anthea Vang: Fast Fashion or Slow Fashion?

Marissa Yee: Effect of Social Support on Control of Blood Sugar Levels

Emmie Yeiter: The Effect of Whole Body Vibration on Adults with Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy


College of Science

Christy Baggett: Variation in Leg Color Does Not Influence Courtship Success in the Red-legged Salamander, Plethodon shermani

Anantnoor Brar: Testing Functional Overlap Between DNA Mismatch-Repair Proteins by Multi-Generation Propagation and High-Throughput Genome Sequencing

Karin Bucht: Local Viewpoints on Conservation and Development at Malio, Andohahela National Park, Madagascar

Sylvia Cooley: Specific Micronutrient Relationships with Blood Sugar Levels in Patients with Type Two Diabetes

Paul Dixson: Diet and Color Polymorphism in the Sea Star, Pisaster ochraceus

Jennifer Engelhard: Marine Mammal Strandings on the Oregon Coast

Kelli Ennis: Abnormal Mating Behavior Patterns in Adult Plethodon shermani Salamanders

Sara Fassio: TCA Cycle Linked to Virulence Gene Expression in Vibrio cholerae

Roberto Garcia III: Phenotypic Characterization of Exopolysaccharide Production in Lactococcus

Jenna Lennon: Identification of Genes Associated with Seed Dormancy in Arabidopsis thaliana Using GeneSwitch and RNA Sequencing Technologies

*winner* Margaret-Rose Leung: A Vector-Host Model of Coinfection by Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus

Anjali Menon: Healthcare Disparities in the Queer Female Diaspora

Paulina Nguyen: Effect of Perinatal Low Protein Diet on the Expression of Renal Organic Cation Transporter 2 and Novel Organic Cation Transporter 2 in Adult Rats

Maria Nguyen: Understanding How Mutations in FMN2 Lead to Intellectual Disability

Chelsea Parker: Involvement of PP6 in Dephosphorylation of Bcl11b, an Anti-tumorigenic Transcription Factor

Claire Sahlberg: Exploring Health Literacy Factors That May Affect Breast and Cervical Cancer Screenings in the Hmong Population
of Oregon

Jessica Tran: Mechanisms of Tissue-Specific Gene Expression in Tomato Seeds

Leslie Urban: Land Use Change in the John Day River Basin

*winner* Rebecca Wambua: Is the Circadian Clock Important for Endurance?

Corey Wright: Spectroscopic and Structural Studies of Trimethylenecyclopropane (3-Radialene)

Justin Zhang: Effects of Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles on Cancer Bioenergetics