Erin Henshaw, Associate Professor of Psychology, presented three research posters at the Midwestern Psychological Association annual conference in Chicago, IL: “Student expectations of counseling” with Emily Wall (’17) and Andrea Lourie Assistant Professor of Psychology; “A randomized pilot comparison of two approaches to postpartum depression education” with Vanessa Ramirez (’17) Megan Puritz(’17) and Karen Osborne (’16); and “Information and support needs during the first six weeks postpartum: focus groups with mothers and fathers” with Manuela Jaramillo (’17).
Megan McCarthy Odell ‘2019 won first place in the musical theatre category of the NATS Regional Singing Competition at the University of Toronto. The event took place on March 4th and the competing singers represented colleges and universities in Ontario, Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana. Odell won a cash award for her masterful performance and she was also selected to sing on The Concert of Promise held later that day at the University.
Nestor Matthews, Professor of Psychology, and co-authors Allison Murphy (’17), Megan Puritz (’17), F. Daniel Coplin (Wooster, ’17), and Leslie Welch (Brown University) had “Visual Speed Sensitivity in the Drum Corps Color Guard” accepted as a poster at the 2017 conference of the Vision Sciences Society, St. Pete Beach, FL.
Steven Olmschenk, Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy, presented “Ions and Photons for Quantum Information” as an invited speaker at the 2017 Optics and Photonics Workshop, which took place
January 6-8 in Tucson, Arizona.
Steven Olmschenk, Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy, presented “Ions and Photons for Quantum Information” as an invited speaker at the 2017 Optics and Photonics Workshop, which took place January 6-8 in Tucson, Arizona. Additionally, current senior research student Jessie Hankes (’17) attended the 2017 Optics and Photonics Winter School and Workshop, and presented a poster titled “Optogalvanic Spectroscopy of La I Hyperfine Structure”.
Peter Heft ’18, Brooke Hubbard ’18, Kristina Keidel ’17, and Taylor Zick ’17 attended the National Mental Health on College Campus for Active Minds in November. Denison’s Active Minds chapter received the Fundraising Innovation Award for the 2015-16 academic year during which Kristina Keidel served as the chapter’s president and Tim Durham as the chapter’s advisor.
Two student researchers, Yen Anh Nguyen (’17), Edric Choi (’18) and Rachel Mitton-Fry, Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, attended the 18th Annual Rustbelt RNA Meeting, held in Cleveland, OH, on Oct 14-15. Yen Anh Nguyen received the Excellent Undergraduate Poster Presentation Award for the presentation, “Monitoring htrA RNA thermometer activity using a beta-galactosidase assay in Escherichia coli.” Edric Choi presented the poster, “Structural studies on the Salmonella enterica htrA RNA thermometer using SHAPE analysis.” Both posters were based on summer 2016 research.
Tiancheng Zheng ’17 and Aixin Li ’18, presented talks on their research on non-standard logics as well as their research on quantum computing and game theory at the Forty-fourth Annual University of Miami Mathematics Conference on September 23, 2016. Li presented the talk “Indeterminacy and Dual Set Logics.” Zheng presented the talk “Playing the Monty Hall Game on Quantum Circuits.” The talks were given as part of the Pi Mu Epsilon Conference held concurrently with the Miami Mathematics Conference held in Oxford, Ohio.
In 2015-16, the following students and alumni won a variety of fellowships for academic research, study abroad, teaching, and service work in the U.S. and abroad. Congratulations to these students and alumni, as well as to the Lisska Center staff for shepherding the proposal and application process!
Jasmine Passa ’15, Christopher Perry ’16, Christopher Schroeder ’16, and Evan Woodnorth ’16 won Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) grants.
Jessica Rettig and Andy McCall, Associate Professors of Biology, accompanied nine biology majors to the Butler University Undergraduate Research Conference in early April. Student presenters included:
Sarah Higdon (‘16) “Investigation of the Drop in Dimethylaed Histone H3 Proteins in Saccharomyces cerevisiae after UV exposure”, mentored by Jeff Thompson
Rachel Hoffman (’16) “Investigating Cross-talk and Long-term Changes involving H3K79 Methylation following UV Exposure in Saccharomyces cerevisiae”, mentored by Jeff Thompson
Jeremy Hollis (‘16) “Effects of Early Substrate Exposure and predator Cues on Substrate Selection in larval African Clawed Frogs (Xenopus laevis)”, mentored by Geoff Smith
Leanne Kelley (‘16) and Bryan Margaria (‘16) “A cpDNA Analysis of Ophioglossum s.s.
Cody Brooks, Associate Professor of Psychology & Lindsay Rand, ’15 presented their research “Spontaneous Recovery After Brief or Extended Cued Extinction in Rats research” at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association in New York, New York on March 4, 2016.
Jordan Fantini, Associate Professor of Chemistry, along with three students, traveled to the 2016 Spring National Meeting of the American Chemical Society in San Diego, held from March 13 to 17.