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Spring Symposium Schedule

Thursday, March 24
Oral Presentation Session I (ISAT 259)

1:15 - 1:30 Patrick Wiggins Kevin Minbiole Amphibian Chemical Defense Against the Deadly Fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis
1:30 - 1:45 Jonathan Boltersdorf Barbara Reisner Synthesis and Characterization of Hybrid Frameworks Derived From Poly(triazolyl)borate Ligands
1:45 - 2:00 Lindsay Walton Donna Amenta
John Gilje
Study of Ruthenium Complexes with Phosphine-Phosphine Oxide Ligands and their Catalytic Behavior
2:00 - 2:15 Jarvis Mitchum Gina MacDonald The Effects of Buffers, pH, and Caged-Nucleotides on PGK Activity
2:15 - 2:30 David Warnock
Jon Willcox
Kevin Caran Synthesis, Colloidal, and Antimicrobial Studies on Bicephalic (Double-headed) Amphiphiles
2:30 - 2:45 Kevin Kindley Katherine Layman Reactivity of Magnetic Iron Oxide Composites in the Oxidation of p-Cresol and Their Characterization
2:45 - 3:00


3:00 - 3:15 Courtney Anderson Daniel Havey Construction of Distributed Feedback Diode Lasers for Applications in High-Resolution Molecular Spectroscopy
3:15 - 3:30
Alan Mo Brian Augustine
Christopher Hughes
Improving the Adhesion of Au Thin Films Onto PMMA Substrates Using Organic Solvents
3:30 - 3:45 Amy Clingenpeel Barbara Reisner Progress towards the Synthesis and Analysis of Li1-xNaxSr3RuO6 (0 < x < 1)
3:45 - 4:00


Poster Session (PHYS/CHEM 3348)
4:00 - 5:00 pm

Robert Brown Donna Amenta
John Gilje
Ruthenium Complexes and their Reactions with the Aminophosphine Ligand 2-(diphenylphosphino) ethylamine
Victoria Brown Brian Augustine
Christoher Hughes
Spectroscopic Analysis of Poly(methyl methacrylate) Exposed to Various Organic Solvent Pre-Treatments for Enhanced Au Adhesion
Evangelyn Brunson Christine Hughey Comparison of Sample Preparation Techniques for Isolation of Beer Flavonoids Prior to LC-TOF MS Analysis
Karen Corbett & Tiffanie King Gina MacDonald The Effect of Salts on the Structure of the Escherichia coli in DNA Repair Protein, RECA, and on the Bulk Water Structure
Brittany Danzig Gina MacDonald The Influence of Salts on the Unfolding of RECA-ssDNA Complexes
Branden Deyerle Yanjie Zhang Specific Ion Effects on the Phase Behaviors of PEO-PPO-PEO Triblock Copolymers
Melinda Ellis Daniel Downey Estimation of Nutrient and Sediment Loading in Lake Shenandoah, Rockingham County, Virginia
Seth Ensign Debra Mohler The Synthesis of [(HOOCCH2Ph-Me2diimmineO)2BF2]CoBr2 for Ultrafast  Electron Transfer Study
Andrew Evangelista Debra Mohler The Synthesis of Tripod Molecules for Ultrafast Photolysis Studies
Justin Hagerman Yanjie Zhang Synthesis and Characterization of Amino Acid Surfactants for Biomineralization and Fluorescent Studies
Isaac Kimsey, Georgia Stoyanov
Kevin Minbiole The Construction of Azepines from Cyclopropanol Fragmentation
Sadie Knight Donna Amenta
John Gilje
Reaction of Ru(NO)Cl3 and Ru(NO)Cl3(PPH3)2 With PH2P(CH2)nP(O)PH2 (n = 1, 2, or 3)
Alisa Leavesley Debra Mohler High Yield Synthesis of Labeled Bisphenol-A and its Polycarbonate
Melissa Palmer Yanjie Zhang Amino Acid-Amino Acid Interactions at the Air-Water Interface
Daniel Rafferty Christine Hughey
Effect of Protic and Aprotic Solvents on Negative Ion Electrospray Response for a Physicochemically Diverse Group of Acidic Compounds
Casey Rogers Kevin Caran Demonstrations at JMU
Brandon K. Rugg Daniel Downey A Survey of Water Chemistry for Forest Service Trout Streams
Jaleal Sanjak Victoria Mariani Preparation for a Study of Structural and Conformational Differences Between Extremophilic and 'Normal' 5-Enolpyruvylshikimate-3-Phosphate Synthases
Marco Scaramellino Victoria Mariani The Inhibition of  the enzyme 5-enolpyruvylshikimate-3-phosphate synthase (EPSPS, EC which catalyzes the penultimate step of the shikimate pathway
Justin Sims Scott Lewis Synthesis of 1,3-difluorobenzene Compounds
Scott Steehler Barbara Reisner Synthesis and Characterization of Na[BH2(im)2] and a Nickel Coordination Compound
Nathan Williams Daniel Downey St. Mary's Acid Mitigation Project: Is it time for another dose of medicine?
Megan E Woods Thomas DeVore The Thermal Decomposition of 2-Propanol Using a Zinc Sulfide Catalyst
Kyle Vasquez Giovanna Scarel Study of surface energy transitions induced in POSS-MA polymer films by atomic layer deposited oxides

Friday, March 25
Oral Presentation Session I (ISAT 259)

2:15 - 2:30 Misha Salim
Ryan Byrne
Kevin Caran Dimeric Propargylic Alcohols and Palladium(II)Acetate: A Novel Metallogelator System
2:30 - 2:45 Megan McCoy Victoria Mariani Purification and Characterization of Inosine 5’-monophosphate dehydrogenase
2:45 - 3:00 Brooke Stevens Debra Mohler Synthesis of RNA Analogues
3:00 - 3:15 Everett Estes Daniel Havey Cavity Ring-down Measurement of the Temperature Dependence of the Vapor Pressure of H218O:  Analysis and Atmospheric Implications
3:15 - 3:30 Skylar White Brian Augustine & Christopher Hughes Real-Time Crystallization Kinetic Analysis of 30 wt. % POSS-MA Thin Films Using Atomic Force Microscopy
3:30 - 3:45


3:45 - 4:45
(ISAT 159)

Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Morgan S. Sibbald ('92)
Program Manager, External Technology & Government Initiatives
Sherwin Williams Company
Cleveland, OH

"Not Just a Pretty Face: Technology Innovations in the Paints and Coatings Industry"