S&T students to take research ideas to Jeff City

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On March 30, 2009

This April, students from Missouri University of Science and Technology will travel to Jefferson City, Mo., to share information about projects ranging from “Algae for Biodiesel” to “The Problem with Space Trash” with state lawmakers.

Twelve Missouri S&T students are going to Jefferson City on Tuesday, April 21, for Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol. The annual event allows students from all four campuses in the University of Missouri system to showcase their research for state lawmakers.

The students work with faculty research advisors. The following projects will be presented by Missouri S&T students:

“Algae for Biodiesel” — Stuart Brune, a senior in biological sciences from Chesterfield, Mo. (advised by Dr. David Westenberg, associate professor of biological sciences, and Dr. Dev Niyogi, assistant professor of biological sciences)

“Attitudes Toward Advergames: A physiological and Attitudinal Testing of Game Players Toward Online Advertising” — Melissa Callan, a junior in psychology from Eureka, Mo. (advised by Dr. Morris Kalliny, assistant professor of business and information technology)

“Construction of an Ethanol Sensor” — Brian Pink, a senior in chemical engineering from Kansas City, Mo.; and Jacqueline Schneider, a senior in chemical engineering from O’Fallon, Mo. (advised by Westenberg and Dr. Katie Shannon, assistant professor of biological sciences)

“Evolutionary Computation Library” — Matthew Entrekin, a senior in mathematics and computer science from Rolla, and Brian Goldman, a junior in computer science from St. Louis (advised by Dr. Daniel Tauritz, associate professor of computer science)

“A Hybrid Sensor Network for Hydrological Monitoring” — Phillip Ponzer, a senior in computer engineering from Rolla, and Michael Wyatt, a junior in computer engineering from O’Fallon (advised by Dr. Sahra Sedigh Sarvestani, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering)

“Smart Building Systems in Residential Solar Applications” — Lisa Battern, a senior in electrical engineering from Ballwin, Mo.; and Bryan Glass, a senior in computer engineering from Ballwin (advised by Dr. Rob Stone, professor of interdisciplinary engineering)

“The Problem with Space Trash” — Nicholas Jarnagin, a senior in environmental engineering from Rolla (advised by Dr. Joel Burken, professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering)

“Working Women of the West” — Jill Hecht, a senior in environmental engineering from Chesterfield (advised by Dr. Diana Ahmad, associate professor of history and political science).

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