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UW Undergraduate Research Day April 29
by University of Wyoming
April 24, 2006

(Laramie) University of Wyoming and state community college students will explain more than 220 projects during Undergraduate Research Day 2006, set for Saturday, April 29. Oral presentations will be held in the College of Engineering building from 1-5 pm. Poster presentations will take place in the Wyoming Union Family Room from 4:30-6:30 pm.

"Look at the kind of work undergraduates are doing here at UW," says Bill Gern, UW vice president for research and economic development. "It's amazing and it underscores the fact that students have remarkable opportunities to spend a lot of one-on-one time with faculty, doing work that only graduate students do at many larger schools."

Gern says surveys of UW graduates show that students who conducted undergraduate research found it to be one of the most important experiences or their undergraduate careers.

Individual presentations are limited to 15 minutes, followed by a five-minute question and answer session. Students will present research in areas such as agriculture, business, education, engineering, health sciences, biological and physical sciences, mathematical sciences, social sciences, and the arts and humanities. A complete list of student projects can be seen by visiting and clicking on "2006 Wyoming Undergraduate Research Day."

Research Day is sponsored by the UW offices of Research, Student Affairs, and Academic Affairs; and also, by the College of Arts and Sciences Summer Independent Study Program, the College of Agriculture, the College of Engineering, the College of Health Sciences, Idea Networks for Biomedical Research Excellence, UW Honors Program, Wyoming EPSCoR, the Wyoming NASA Space Grant Consortium, and the McNair Scholars Program.

Below are Wyoming students from the western Wyoming area who will present at Undergraduate Research Day, listed by hometown, major and title of presentation:

Big Piney
Nick Smith, Electrical Engineering, "Greenskeeper Carl (Autonomous Greens Mower)"

Katherine Codner-Galloway, "Transit Design Group"
D. Paul Denson, Computer Engineering, "Speech Recognition Telephone"
Joshua Wright, Civil and Architectural Engineering, "UW Police Station and Parking Garage."

Green River
Trevor Castillion, Computer Science and Management Information Systems, "Influences on a Visitor's Behavior at the National Mall in Washington D.C."
Christopher King, Conflict Studies and Psychology, "Religion as Nationalism Versus Religiosity: The Serbian Road to War"
Jessica Stevens, Molecular Biology; "Reevaluating Sialylation of Human Plasminogen in the Baculovirus-Insect Cell System."

Peter McCullough, "Transit Design Group"

Alisa Mori, Molecular Biology, "Genomic Organization of Spidracin Genes"
Zach Tyrell, Chemical Engineering, "CO2 Sorption in Ionic and Nanoparticle Membrane Material"

Rock Springs
Jeremy Crandall, Civil and Architectural Engineering, "UW Police Station and Parking Garage"
Stephanie Hungerford, "Transit Design Group"
Andrew Kuhlmann, Political Science, "Malpractice Insurance in Wyoming: A Public Policy Analysis"
Katherine Rogers, Molecular Biology, "Discovering the Genetics Behind Hormone Signaling Pathways"
Nicole Sarff, Civil and Architectural Engineering, "UW Police Station and Parking Garage"
Ryan Starkovich, Civil and Architectural Engineering, "UW Police Station and Parking Garage"

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