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2014 BH Symposium Winners

Tied for top undergraduate poster:

Kristin E. Rath, Water Vapor Detection with Cavity Ring-Down Spectroscopy, advisors = Drs. Kara Keeter and Brianna Mount, physics.

 

Ashley D. Wingert, Analysis of CdSe and CdTe Quantum Dots in solar Cells, advisor = Dr. Daniel J. Asunskis, chemistry.

 

 

Top undergraduate oral presentation:

Kaitlin L. Schneider, Distinguishing the Meditative Benefits of Drawing Within and Without Borders on Acute Stress Levels, advisor = Dr. Aris Karagiorgakis, psychology.

 

 

Top graduate presentation:

 

Jake Alsdurf, DNA methylation used to identify candidate loci associated with drought induced

 

trans-generational plasticity that may inhibit range expansion in Boechera stricta, advisor = Dr. David Siemens, biology.

 

 

 

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Below is a list of winning Posters and Oral Presentations delivered at past Black Hills Research Symposia

Oral Presentations from 2013: 

First Place- Amylee M. Caffee, "Man Does Not Live By Bread Alone... Unless There Is No Bread: An Analysis of Dickens Characters Using Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs."  Mentor: Dr. Martin Fashbaugh

Second Place- Krystal Christensen-Wiederrich, "The Influence of Kings: An Analysis of Fiction Circulation in Public Libraries." Mentor: Dr. Vincent King

Poster Presentations from 2013:

First Place- Christine M. Bubac, "How Habitat Connectivity Shapes Genetic Structure During Range Expansion: Insights from Virginia's Warbler In the Black Hills."  Mentor: Dr. Garth Spellman

Second Place- Jillian Draine, Brett Montieth, "Multi-Drug Testing of Known Anti-Maralias Via Fluorescence-Based High-Throughput Drug Screening." Mentor: Dr. John Dixson

Second Place- Ryan Anderson, Anna L. Hafele, Rebecca Maidl, "A Student's Journeys for Understanding Radiation and Radioactivity." Mentor: Dr. Andy Johnson

Oral Presentation from 2012: Jennifer Johnson, "Generating Cwatsets for Multiple Graphs."  Mentor: Dr. Michael Barrus

Poster Presentation from 2012: Samantha Brush, "Analysis of Surface Chemistry and Optical Properties in CdSe Quantum Dots." Mentor: Dr. Daniel Asunskis

Oral Presentation from 2011Lindsay Stephens,  '“Here Is No Water:” A Platonic Consideration of T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land' Faculty Mentor: Courtney Huse-Wika

Winning Undergraduate Poster Presentation from 2011: William Rob Casey, "Printing Photographic Images on Hand Coated Metal Sheets" Faculty Mentor: Shawna Norman 

Clinton Lurz, 'Common Stock Volatility and Dividend Policy: Evidence from Taiwan,' Faculty Mentor: Sheng Yang

Winning Graduate Poster Presentation from 2011: Jay L. Jacobs, 'Isolation and determination of an antimicrobial compound extracted from Artemisia ludoviciana' Faculty Mentor: John Dixson 

Winning Oral Presentation from 2010: Cara Bandalos, Dr. Nicholas Wallerstein, and Dr. Margee Husemann,"The Wife of Bath vs. The Medieval Church" 

Winning Posters from 2010 Undergraduate Poster: Brett Montieth and Dr. Cheryl Anagnopoulos, "NRXN3, DAT1 and Impulsivity"

Graduate PosterJoseph D. Manthey and Dr. Garth M. Spellman, "Ecological niche modeling corroborates cryptic species delimitation in the Brown Creeper (Certhiaamericana)" 

Winning Posters from 2009

Undergraduate Poster: Jake Miller, Senior biology major from Spearfish - “Microsatellite Development and Characterization in finescale dace (Phoxinus neogaeus) and interspecific amplification in northern redbelly dace (Phoxinus eos).” Miller was mentored by Dr. Cynthia Anderson, research faculty in the Center for the Conservation of Biological Resources (CCBR), and by Dr. Shane Sarver, professor and director of CCBR.

Wendy O’Lexey, Junior special education major from Rock Springs, Wyo. - “The relationship between Word Use Fluency and Reading Comprehension among Caucasian and Native American students.” O’Lexey was mentored by Dr. Lee Pearce, associate professor of education.

Matthew O. Luebeck, Sophomore psychology major from Hot Springs - “Are Negative Childhood Experience and 5-HTTLPR Genotype Associated with Alcohol Problems?” Luebeck was mentored by Dr. Scott Stoltenberg, associate professor of psychology.

Graduate Poster: The award for best graduate poster went to Joseph D. Manthey, from Fond Du Lac, Wisc., who is pursuing a masters degree in integrative genomics. Manthey’s winning poster was titled “Methods for Development of PCR Primers for Twenty Anonymous Nuclear Loci in the Brown Creeper (Certhia americana).” He was mentored by Dr. Garth Spellman, assistant professor of science.

Winning Posters from 2008:

PHYLOGEOGRAPHY OF THE BUSHTIT (PSALTRIPARUS MINIMUS) Students: Jess Moser and John Klicka Faculty: Garth M. Spellman

1st Place Winner THE INFLUENCE OF LEGAL AGE STATUS ON GAMBLING AND DRINKING PROBLEMS IN COLLEGE STUDENTS Student: Krista B. Highland Faculty: Scott F. Stoltenberg

2nd Place Winner GENDER MODERATES ASSOCIATIONS BETWEEN IMPULSIVITY AND NEUROTRANSMITTER GENES Student: Melissa LehmanFaculty: Scott F. Stoltenberg

3rd Place Winner Winning Oral Presentations from 2008 MATTHEWS OPERA HOUSE Students: Anne Dickman, Tami Blewett, and Hayley Jones 1st Place Winner