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LURE: The culmination of 10 weeks

August 5, 2014 In Lakeland University Blog
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Six Lakeland College students recently concluded 10 weeks of work in the renowned Lakeland Undergraduate Research Experiences (LURE) program, then presented their summer research findings at the Marquette University Undergraduate Research Poster Session in Milwaukee.

The LURE Program provides students with the opportunity to design, conduct, troubleshoot and analyze their own scientific research projects. The poster session at Marquette featured 53 students and a wide range of research projects including biology, chemistry, computer science, sociology and education.

Listed below in bold are the Lakeland students who presented, followed by their faculty mentors and their poster titles:

  • Paul J. Elzinga and Gregory R. Smith – “The Physiological Effects of Compression Hyponesis during Aerobic and Anaerobic Exercise”
  • Brandon E. Lee, April A. Arvan and Gregory R. Smith – “Effect of Opposite Gender Spotters on Weightlifting Performance”
  • Vanessa M. Popp, April A. Arvan and Gregory R. Smith – “Physiological Effects of Metronome Tempos on Mid-Distance Running”
  • Emma C. Kazmierski and Gregory R. Smith – “Cloning and Mutagenesis of the Overlapping Genes VPS5 and VAM10 in Saccharomyces cerevisiae”
  • Brittany Kopp and Gregory R. Smith – “Effects of Melatonin on Rotenone-induced Parkinsonism Models of Drosophila melanogaster”
  • Nwachan Ayoko Nda and Gregory R. Smith – “Analysis of [PSI+] Prion Aggregation using Agarose Gel Electrophoresis and Western Blotting”


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