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Awards for Outstanding Student Research
SC Academy of Science Annual Meeting
April 17, 2010
College of Charleston

Sigma Xi/SCAS Awards for Outstanding Undergraduate Research

ORAL PRESENTATIONS

Chemistry/Biochemistry

Ellyn Smith, Department of Chemistry  & Biochemistry, College of Charleston
          Isoquinolinones IV:  Preparation of Isoquinolinones from Orthotollic Acid Hydrazides

Field Biology/Environmental Science

Iris Kemp, Department of Biology, College of Charleston
          Systematic Analysis of the Marine Hatchetfish Polyipnus Triphanos Species Complex (Sternoptychidae)

Microbiology/Molecular Biology/Cell Biology

Erica Flores, Department of Biology, College of Charleston
          MEF2 Expression in the Developing Sea Urchin, Lyechinus variegatus

Neuroscience/Psychology/Cell Biology

Joshua Nesbitt, Department of Biology and Geology, University of South Carolina Aiken
          Analysis of Hammerhead Ribozymes Targeted to HIV-A TAT

Nanoscience/Mathematics/Computer Science/Astronomy/Physics

Michelle Killian, Department of Chemistry and Physics, University of South Carolina Aiken
           Optimized Seira Substrate Fabrication by Physical Vapor Deposition                                             

POSTER PRESENTATIONS

Chemistry/Biochemistry

Dan Yun Dong, Coker College
            Microwave Assisted Synthesis of Alpha-Diimines                                           

Environmental Science/Field Biology

Kristen Hughes, Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences, College of Charleston
           Multibeam Sonar Analysis of Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida

Geoscience/Environmental Science

Vikki Barnotski, Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences, College of Charleston   
           Comparison of Benthic Foraminifera between Two Cross-Shelf Transects off Charleston, SC

Biological Oceanography

Iris Kemp, Department of Biology, College of Charleston
           Schooling Fish Densities around Urban Piers

Molecular Biology/Microbiology/Cell Biology/Physiology

Angela Arthur, Department of Biology and Geology, University of South Carolina Aiken
           Inducement of Apoptosis through Tat-dependant Expression of Pro-apoptotic BAX

Horace Byrne Explorers Club Award for Outstanding Frontier Science by an Undergraduate Scientist
Angela Arthur, Department of Biology and Geology, University of South Carolina Aiken
           Inducement of Apoptosis through Tat-dependant Expression of Pro-apoptotic BAX

Horace Byrne Explorers Club Award for Outstanding Frontier Science by a Graduate Scientist
Yi-Jhen Li, University of South Carolina Columbia
           Impact of an Interactive HIV-education Module for College Students and Health Worker Trainees

Invertebrate Biology Research Award

Erica Flores, Department of Biology, College of Charleston
            MEF2 Expression in the Developing Sea Urchin, Lyechinus variegatus                

American Association for the Advancement of Science Award to the Outstanding Male Undergraduate Scientist
Joshua Nesbitt,
Department of Biology and Geology, University of South Carolina Aiken
           Analysis of Hammerhead Ribozymes Targeted to HIV-A TAT

American Association for the Advancement of Science Award to the Outstanding Female Undergraduate Scientist
Vikki Barnotski, Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences, College of Charleston   
           Comparison of Benthic Foraminifera between Two Cross-Shelf Transects Off Charleston, SC