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2014
Thursday, May 29th
9:00 AM

Analyzing the effects of a 6-month vegan low-carbohydrate diet on cardiovascular risk factors and bodyweight in hyperlipidaemic adults

Eugene Huebner, Western Oregon University

Werner University Center (WUC) Pacific Room

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Directional preference in Drosophila

Spicie Davis, Western Oregon University
Taylor James, Western Oregon University
Eli Zachary, Western Oregon University

Werner University Center (WUC) Pacific Room

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Enhancing Chemiluminescence from Luminol Using Gold Nanoparticles

Ashley Medina, Western Oregon University
Brian Hauenstein, Western Oregon University

Werner University Center (WUC) Pacific Room

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Wood smoke particles generate free radicals and cause lipid peroxidation, DNA damage, NFkB activation and TNF-a release in macrophages

Olivia Goleman, Western Oregon University

Werner University Center (WUC) Pacific Room

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

10:30 AM

Dopamine: Giving Rise to Our Desires and Behaviors

Kera Holt, Western Oregon University

Natural Sciences (NS) 101

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

11:15 AM

Don’t Meth with it: A look at the Methamphetamine Epidemic

Justine Tabor, Western Oregon University

Natural Sciences (NS) 101

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

1:00 PM

Uranium: The Useful Radiation?

Heather Gonzalez, Western Oregon University

Natural Sciences (NS) 101

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

1:45 PM

“Fracking” up our Environment

Christopher Boorman, Western Oregon University

Natural Sciences (NS) 101

1:45 PM - 2:30 PM

2:30 PM

Exposing Evidence: The Use of Enhancement and Amplification Techniques in Forensic Analysis

Stefany Young, Western Oregon University

Natural Sciences (NS) 101

2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

3:15 PM

ALS- A Conversation about "The Silent Killer"

Kristin Kelly, Western Oregon University

Natural Sciences (NS) 101

3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

2015
Thursday, May 28th
9:00 AM

Komodo Dragons: Not Your Typical Lizard

Abigail Oswald, Western Oregon University
Chelsea Wiley, Western Oregon University
Kera Holt, Western Oregon University

Werner University Center (WUC) Pacific Room

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Little Frog, Big Toxin

Courtney Richardson, Western Oregon University
Mary Kate Miller, Western Oregon University
Marylyn Weatherly, Western Oregon University

Werner University Center (WUC) Pacific Room

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Superantigens; Super Deadly

Anusha Hoda, Western Oregon University
Eugene Hueberger, Western Oregon University
Kristin Kelly, Western Oregon University

Werner University Center (WUC) Pacific Room

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The Toxicology of the Spitting Cobra

Eli Zachary, Western Oregon University
Michele Dumaran, Western Oregon University
Teri Hill, Western Oregon University

Werner University Center (WUC) Pacific Room

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

10:40 AM

Using Light to Understand Matter: Advances in Spectroscopic Methods

Eugene Heuberger, Western Oregon University

Natural Sciences (NS) 101

10:40 AM - 11:20 AM

11:25 AM

The Use of Gas Chromatography in Drug Testing

Sean Fujinaga, Western Oregon University

Natural Sciences (NS) 101

11:25 AM - 12:05 PM

1:00 PM

Blood Spatter: A Unique Investigation Tool

Chelsea Wiley, Western Oregon University

Natural Sciences (NS) 101

1:00 PM - 1:40 PM

1:45 PM

Opioids and the Forensic Drug Analyst

Dominique Aubrey, Western Oregon University

Natural Sciences (NS) 101

1:45 PM - 2:25 PM

2:30 PM

Neurotoxicity: Are men and women really the same?

Courtney Richardson, Western Oregon University

Natural Sciences (NS) 101

2:30 PM - 3:10 PM

3:15 PM

Carbon Nanotubes – How Carbon is Saving Lives

Anton Lemeza, Western Oregon University

Natural Sciences (NS) 101

3:15 PM - 3:55 PM

2016
Thursday, May 26th
10:00 AM

Materials of Tomorrow

Chris Muller, Western Oregon University

Natural Sciences (NS) 101

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

10:45 AM

Exploring Parkinson’s Disease: New Areas of Research for Treatment and Prevention

MaryKate Miller, Western Oregon University

Natural Sciences (NS) 101

10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

11:00 AM

Lead Toxicity and Flint, Michigan

Marvel Davis, Western Oregon University
Adam Bishop, Western Oregon University

WUC Pacific Room

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

New Direction for Beating Methamphetamine Addiction

Courtney Richardson, Western Oregon University
Christopher Muller, Western Oregon University
Jennifer Sepull, Western Oregon University

WUC Pacific Room

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The Design and use of Fluorescently Labeled Oligonucleotide Probes

Parker Smith, Western Oregon University
Hadeel Abozenadah, Western Oregon University

WUC Pacific Room

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The Role of Chitinase in the Lethality of Pseudomonas Infection in Drosophila melanogaster.

Christopher Modrich, Western Oregon University
Scott Bittner, Western Oregon University

WUC Pacific Room

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The Unique Metabolism of Lisdexamfetamine (AKA Vyvanse)

Brian Hauenstein, Western Oregon University
Alex Kampstra, Western Oregon University

WUC Pacific Room

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

11:30 AM

Blood, Brains, and Biomarkers: A New Test to Diagnose Traumatic Brain Injury

Caitlin Castillo, Western Oregon University

Natural Sciences (NS) 101

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

1:00 PM

Battling Malaria: History, Diagnostics, and Treament

Nicholas D. Noffsinger, Western Oregon University

Natural Sciences (NS) 101

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

1:45 PM

Aspartame: History, Popular Beverages, and Controversy

Alyssa Adams, Western Oregon University

Natural Sciences (NS) 101

1:45 PM - 2:30 PM

2:30 PM

Finding Carl: Exploring Forensic Facial Reconstruction

Marylyn Weatherly, Western Oregon University

Natural Sciences (NS) 101

2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

3:15 PM

Forensic Entomology: Investigating Death using Insects

Meghan Kendell, Western Oregon University

Natural Sciences (NS) 101

3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

4:00 PM

Antibiotic Resistance: Losing the Fight

Adam Bishop, Western Oregon University

Natural Sciences (NS) 101

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

4:45 PM

Quantum Dots: A Bright Future Ahead

Obed Lopez, Western Oregon University

Natural Sciences (NS) 101

4:45 PM - 5:30 PM

2017
Thursday, June 1st
10:00 AM

The Chemistry of Death

Marvel Davis, Western Oregon University

NS 101

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

10:45 AM

ADHD Review: Neurobiological Characterization, Stimulant Biotransformation Processes and Neurochemical Response Mechanisms

Alex Kampstra, Western Oregon University

NS 101

10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

11:30 AM

Alzheimer's: who does it really affect?

Erikson Karacheban, Western Oregon University

NS 101

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

12:15 PM

Arsenic and No Lace

Sam Stageman, Western Oregon University

NS 101

12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

1:00 PM

Swirls and Whorls: The Science of Fingerprints

Marilisa Peña, Western Oregon University

NS 101

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

1:45 PM

The Next Step in Nuclear Energy: The LFTR Design

Andrew Leingang, Western Oregon University

NS 101

1:45 PM - 2:30 PM

2:30 PM

Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Extraction and the Chemistry of Producing Cannabis Extracts

David Solvedt, Western Oregon University

NS 101

2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

3:15 PM

Analgesic Effects of Menthol Essential Oils

Cassie Nichols, Western Oregon University

NS 101

3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

4:00 PM

The Physics of High-Res. HPLC-MS/MS and It’s Applications in Environmental Testing

Brian Hauenstein, Western Oregon University

NS 101

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM