Undergraduate Research Forum


2018 Annual Undergraduate Research Forum

The Annual Undergraduate Research Forum was held on April 25 in the Shriver Center from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM.  Undergraduate students participated in this forum and are listed below along with the title of their research work.  This forum is sponsored by the Office for the Advancement of Research and Scholarship (OARS). 

Childers, Ciara, Beka Binyam, David, Emrick, Sarah, "Unraveling the Magmatic Processes beneath Arc Volcanoes: The Role of Amphibole and Feldspar", Advisor:  Claire McLeod

O'Brien, Elizabeth, "Magma Mingling: Unraveling Granite Crystallization One Crystal at a Time", Advisors:  Claire McLeod and Maureen Haley

Graves, Erin, "Characterizing Traces Produced by Biotic Interactions between Fossil Echinoids and Their Predators and Parasites Using Scanning Electron Microscopy", Advisor:  Carrie Tyler

Rice, Savannah, "Environmental Earth Science Creating an Initial Exploration Framework for the Berea Sandstone in the Appalachian Basin", Advisors: Brian Currie and Patrick Cullen

Schlegel, Christopher, "A Remote Sensing Reflective Spectroscopy Investigation of Jet Fuel-A: Progress in Monitoring Petroleum Spills and Searching for Downed Aircraft", Advisor:  Mark Krekeler

Thiery, Baylan, et al, "Reflective Spectroscopy of Animal Specimens for Remote Sensing Applications: Bears, Birds and Bones", Advisor:  Mark Krekeler

Abbott, Grant, "Great Miami River Spectroscopy Studies", Advisor:  Mark Krekeler

Lary, Erin, "Transmission Electron Microscopy Investigation of Mineralogical Composition of Olduvai’s Locality 80 Core Samples", Advisor:  Mark Krekeler

Fouh, Mireille and Bussell, Robert, "Initial Investigations of Rare Earth Resources in Volcanic Materials in New Mexico: A Novel Approach", Advisor:  Mark Krekeler

Smiley, Samuel, "The Use of NMR to Study the Intermolecular Changes of Decavanadates Over Time and in Solution", Advisor:  John Rakovan

Ries, Rosamiel, "An Evaluation of an Earthquake-rate-based Strategy for Identifying Cases of Hydraulic-fracturing-induced Seismicity in Oklahoma", Advisor:  Mike Brudzinski