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2000 STUDENT RESEARCH PROJECTS (and faculty advisors)

Jessica L. Abbott                               Mobile,  AL    

""VACM-1 Expression in Human Breast Cancer Cell Line, T47D" (Hledin)

 

Matthew B. Ambrose                        Midland, MI    

""Characteristics and Applications of  Chemically Modified Electrodes" (Brown)

 

Marcus Boone                                   Albany State

"The Asymmetric Synthesis of Homoallylic Alcohols Using Chiral Si(IV) Reagents" (Stewart)

 

Anna Bierczynska                              Poland

 "The Asymmetric Synthesis of Homoallylic Alcohols Using Chiral Sn(II) Reagents" (Stewart)

Kaylan Brakora                                 HHMF Summer  High School Program

"Phosphorus analysis of the Lake Macatawa Watershed" (Peaslee)

 

Jessica L. Case                                  Portage, MI     

"Synthesis of Hydroxy-substituted Poly(m-xylylene)Polymers as Models for the Study of the Liquefaction of Low-Rank Coal" (Mungall)

 

Diana M. Castanon                           Holland, MI     

"Synthesis of Acetyl-substituted Poly(m-xylylene)Polymers as Models for the Study of the Liquefaction of Low-Rank Coal" (Mungall)

 

Monica Chernick                               Williamston, MI           

"The Synthesis of a Chiral Silyldiamine and its Use in the Synthesis of a Chiral Allyl Transfer Reagent" (Stewart)

 

Karen Clark                                       Midland, MI    

"The Synthesis of Tin(II) Complexes   of Chiral (Trimethyl)silyldiamides" (Stewart)

 

Carl T. Daniel                                    Pompton Plains, NJ     

"Preparation of Photocrosslinkable Silicone Surfactants" (Silver)

 

Benjamin Ellingson                            Northwestern College

"Calculation of Highly Excited Vibrational States" (Polik)

 

Aaron T. Gerds                                  Melvin, MI      

"The Use of Cells to Form Pheromones from g-hydroxyamides" (Taylor)

 

Matt Goupell                                     Mount Pleasant, MI      "Heavy Ion Reaction Studies: Isotope Yield Temperature Measurements in 84Kr +Au reactions" (Peaslee)

 

Nicholas S. Grasman                         Byron Center, MI        

"Synthesis of Carboxy-Substituted Poly(m-xylylene) as a Model for the Study of the Liquefaction of Low-Rank Coal" (Mungall)

 

Karen E. Hahn                                   Midland, MI     "Dispersed Fluorescence Spectroscopy of HFCO" (Polik)

 

Dan Hanson                                       Grandville, MI 

"Characterization of the electro-physiological properties of Systemxc¯ transport activity" (Chase)

 

Lisa N. Hardy                                    Midland, MI    

"Fluorescence electrophoretic mobility shift assay for the chicken Gata-1 zinc finger" (Pikaart)

 

Ronald J. Heemstra                           Saline, MI       

"Spectral Fitting of Highly Excited Vibrational States" (Polik)

 

Susan Hinman                                    Beverly Hills, MI         

"Synthesis of a Tin(II) Compound with a Chiral Amine" (Stewart)

 

Jonathan M. Horbal                          Midland, MI    

"A Preparation of Dihydropyrans via the Inverse-Demand Diels-Alder Reaction" (Bennett)

 

Daniel L. Hoseck                               Minnetonka, MN         

"Uptake and growth effects of lead and mercury on yeast" (Pikaart)

 

Jennifer M. Huber                             Farmington Hills, MI    

"Accelerator Mass Spectrometry Studies: Mutagenicity and Toxicity of 14C-cyclophosphamide on Salmonella Cultures" (Peaslee)

 

Brennan J. Hughey                            Elsie, MI         

"Heavy Ion Reaction Studies: Analysis of Light Charged Particles in 84Kr +Au, Th reactions" (Peaslee)

 

Andrew J. Huisman                            Zeeland, MI    

"Kinetics Measurements of the C3H7O2 + NO Reaction," (Elrod)

"The Asymmetric Synthesis of Homoallylic Alcohols using Chiral Metal Reagents" (Stewart)

 

Adrienne L. Hull                                Saint Joseph, MI         

"Chemical Defenses of Tropical Pioneer Plant Seeds" (Mungall)

 

Kelly L. Joos                                      Okemos, MI   

"Chemical Defenses of Tropical Pioneer Plant Seeds" (Mungall)

 

Elizabeth J. Jungst                             Englewood, FL

"Cloning of the human isoform of the cystine/glutamate exchange carrier, System xc- (Chase)

"Expression and purification of the chicken Gata-1 C-terminal zinc finger in bacteria" (Pikaart)

 

Nathan Kaiser                                    Aquinas College

"Kinetics of Reactions of HBr with Polar Stratospheric Cloud Constituents" (Elrod)

 

Charlene E. Kan                                Midland, MI    

"Use of Two Hybrid System to Isolate Proteins Interacting with VACM-1" (Hledin)

 

Dale L. Kling                                      Otsego, MI     

"The Use of Cells to Form Pheromones from g-hydroxyamides" (Taylor)

 

Julia R. Koeppe                                 Fayetteville, AR           

"The Preparation of an Adamantyl-Substituted [1.1.1]Propellane" (Sanford)

 

Jennifer B. Kossoris                          Jenison, MI     

"VACM-1 Expression in Human Breast Cancer Cell Line, T47D" (Hledin)

 

Daniel Lopez                                      HHMF Summer High School Program

"Alumni Survey of Hughes Summer Science Project for High School Students" (Williams)

 

Mary E. Lucas                                   Virginia Union University

"Preparation and Characterization of Silicone Based Vesicles" (Silver)

 

Beauregard L. Mason                       Hastings, MI    

"Regulation of System xc-  activity and expression in PC12 cells by reactive oxygen species" (Chase)

 

Jesse B. McKey                                Grand Rapids, MI       

"Fluorescence and electrophoretic studies of the complex between an erythroid DNA binding protein and its recognition sequence" (Pikaart)

 

Douglas A. Murrey                            Schoolcraft, MI           

"VACM-1 Expression in Human Breast Cancer Cell Line, T47D" (Hledin)

 

David G. Nash                                   Lyons, MI       

"Particle-Induced X-ray Emission (PIXE) Spectroscopy Studies:  Aerosol Sampling and Analysis" (Peaslee)

 

Seth C. Palmer                                   Marshall, MI   

"A Preparation of Dihydropyrans via the Inverse-Demand Diels-Alder Reaction" (Bennett)

 

Aranh Pen,                                          Holland, MI     

"A Total Synthesis of Taxane Diterpenes Via Palladium p-Allyl Complexes" (Bennett)

 

Jeffrey J. Petkus,                              Bellflower, CA

"The Preparation of a Fluorenyl-Substituted [1.1.1]Propellane" (Sanford)

 

Katherine A. Ramsey,                      Holland, MI     

"Particle-Induced X-ray Emission (PIXE) Spectroscopy Studies:  Development of a Sediment Analysis Technique" (Peaslee)

 

Kyle Ranta,                                        HHMF Summer High School Program

"Phosphorus analysis of the Lake Macatawa Watershed" (Peaslee)

 

Brian S. Raver,                                  Grands Rapids, MI      

"The Investigation of CO Oxidation Mechanisms in Sulfuric/Nitric Acid Solutions" (Elrod)

 

Rosalinda Roa,                                  HHMF Summer High School Program 

"Curriculum Development in Polymer Chemistry for Organic Chemistry and General Education" (Sanford)

 

Garth B. Rotman,                              Zeeland, MI    

"Isolation and Identification of Toxic Secondary Chemicals from the Seeds of Bocconia frutescens" (Mungall)

 

Joshua Ruch,                                      Grand Rapids, MI

"The Asymmetric Synthesis of Homoallylic Alcohols using Chiral Metal Reagents" (Stewart)

 

Pannha Sann,                                      HHMF Summer High School Program

"Organization of Demos and Cartoons for Use in Chem 111 and 121" (Williams)

 

Amy F. Sato                                        Grand Rapids, MI       

"A Total Synthesis of Taxane Diterpenes Via Palladium p-Allyl Complexes" (Bennett)

 

Brandy L. Schenck                            Grand Ledge, MI        

"Development of a yeast one-hybrid screen for the detection of Gata-1 protein-DNA interactions and effects of lead" (Pikaart)

 

Jordan R. Schmidt                             Eagan, MN     

"WebMO: Web-Based Computational Chemistry" (Polik)

 

Brian Schoon                                     Tulane University         

"Purification and fluorescence binding studies of the complex between an erythroid DNA binding protein and its recognition sequence" (Pikaart)

 

Sarah E. Schultz                                 St. Joseph, MI 

"Regulation of Aquaporin 2 Expression by VACM-1" (Hledin)

 

Emily J. Schwartz                               Palos Heights, IL

"Regulation of System xc- activity and expression in PC12 cells by free radicals" (Chase)

 

Jennifer Shaw                                    New College of the Univ. of South Florida

"Characteristics and Applications of  Chemically Modified Electrodes" (Brown)

 

Junu Shrestha                                    Kathmandu, Nepal      

"Environmental Chemistry of the Lake Macatawa Watershed" (Peaslee)

 

Jeremy H. Stoner                               Battle Creek, MI         

"The Imperative for Humor in the Chemistry Classroom" (Williams)

 

Betty Tang                                         Holland, MI     

"The Preparation of an Adamantyl-Substituted [1.1.1]Propellane" (Sanford)

 

Mari E. Titcombe                               Minnetonka, MN         

"Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometry Calibration of C3H7ONO2" (Elrod)

 

Yasemin Tulu                                     Holland, MI     

"Effect of pH on Thin Films Based on the Electropolymerization of  Zn(II)-tetraaminophthalocyanine" (Brown)

 

Christa J. VanDort                            Midland, MI    

"VACM-1 Expression in Human Breast Cancer Cell Line, T47D" (Hledin)

 

Jared T. Van Haitsma                       Scottville, MI   

"Overcoming Incomplete Hydrosilation During Preparation of Cinnamate Silicones" (Silver)

 

Joseph W. Veldman                           Sawyer, MI     

"Chemical Defenses of Tropical Pioneer Plant Seeds" (Mungall)

 

Nadine C. Vidoni                                Phoenix, AZ    

"A Total Synthesis of Taxane Diterpenes Via Palladium p-Allyl Complexes" (Bennett)

 

Sarah E. Vincent                                Midland, MI    

"A Total Synthesis of Taxane Diterpenes Via Palladium p-Allyl Complexes" (Bennett)

 

Bobby Walker                                    Albany State University

"A Preparation of Dihydropyrans via the Inverse-Demand Diels-Alder Reaction" (Bennett)

 

David Woody                                     Wayne, MI      

"The Preparation of Chiral Metal Allyl Transfer Reagents" (Stewart)