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April 18, 2017 In Lakeland University Blog
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Lakeland University’s academic and creative acumen will be on full display during the second annual Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Symposium.

This day-long event, on Wednesday, April 19, will feature morning oral presentations covering multiple disciplines by nearly 30 students and five professors, as well as a panel discussion with four successful Lakeland graduates.

In the afternoon, 20 academic posters will be on display, with their LU student creators on hand to answer questions and discuss their work.

There is no class on Wednesday, but students are encouraged to attend as many presentations as they can, to support their peers and soak up some the great work completed this semester. Spectators are encouraged to move freely from presentation to presentation throughout the day.

There are two convocation opportunities on Wednesday, both in the Bradley Theatre: the alumni panel from 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. and the faculty keynote session from 1:15-2:15 p.m.

Following is the complete schedule for Wednesday:

Student session 1
9:30-10:15 a.m.
Criminal justice
Laun 109

* Mai Lor: “An Application of the School to Jail Link Theory: Identifying

Deviant Behaviors of High School Youth in Lean on Me.”

* Logan Christel: “Environmental Impacts on Alcohol Consumption”

* Lingao Khang: “A Meta-Analysis Exploring Low Self Control”

Laun 210

* Jamie Gundlach: “Perineuronal Nets and their Role in Critical Periods and Schizophrenia”

* Chad Larson: “Management Effectiveness is the Driving Factor in

Sustainable Harvesting of Marine Fish Populations”

* Casey Bolda: “The Potential of Cannabinoids in Parkinson’s Disease”

Chemistry and biochemistry
Laun 228
* Tim Fruit: “Prevention of Ice Adhesion with Slippery Liquid Infused

Porous Surfaces”

* Suzette Rosas: “Maturation of Neurotransmitter Catabolism in Human

Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Derived Astrocytes”

* Taylor Green: “Natural Sea Sponge Extract Analyzed for Cytotoxic


Laun 110

* Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) mini workshops featuring Danielle Livingston, Karalee Manis and Luke Ulatowski

Student session 2
10:30-11:15 a.m.
Honors and business
Laun 109

* Chase Lindgren: “Crass or Pass? What is Crossing the Line?”

* Amber Knutson: “James Herriot and Brucellosis”

* Hannah Scherer, Calie Delisi, & Elizabeth Raddatz: “Sheboygan

Creative Economy”

Laun 210

* Brianne Frank: “Viral Protein 24 and the Virulence of the Ebola Virus”

* Brooke Wilder-Corrigan: “The Use of Dental Stem Cell Populations to Induce Dentin, Pulp and Nerve Regeneration in Human Teeth Through Endodontic Treatment”

* Kelsey Raasch: “The Effects of Sleep Deprivation on the Synaptic

Plasticity of Long Term Memories”

Laun 228

* Abnormal Psychology class debate: “Is Forced Treatment of

Seriously Mentally Ill Justifiable?”

- Pro: Ariel Lochman, Courtney Naser, Dedra Vossekuil

- Con: Brittany Banker, Libby Hahn, Dante Williams

* Megan Hellmer: “Positive Vibes: Finding Happiness in the Crazy”

* Danielle Livingston: “The Connection Between Adult Play and


Alumni panel session
Bradley Theatre
11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

* Alana Herro ’03 (BA, chemistry): Director of regulatory affairs and compliance for a pharmaceutical development and medical device/nutraceutical manufacturing company

Ashley Hough ’15 (BA in biochemistry: Research and development technical services supervisor at SACO AEI Polymers

* Ryan Lawrence ’11 (BA in biology): Board certified physician assistant specializing in orthopedic surgery at Aurora Health Care.

* Kaylee Ninnemann ’14 (BA in psychology): Clinical therapist at Willow Creek Behavioral Health, an acute psychiatric hospital

Faculty keynote session

Bradley Theatre
1:15-2:15 p.m.

* Meg Albrinck – opening remarks

* Rick Dodgson: “Can You Dig It: Hippies and History”

* Joshua Kutney: “What Teachers Think When They Grade Your


* Richard Lemke: “Working to Predict Crime: The Paradox of Janus”

* Britanni Meinnert: “Research, Scholarship, Networking and Advocacy – Your Professional Development Journey”

* Paul Pickhardt: “Primary Producer Research at Lakeland University is Blooming”

Poster session
LAUN 209 (DVB room)
2:30-4 p.m.

* Authors of odd-numbered posters present from 2:30 to 3:15 p.m. and authors of even-numbered posters present from 3:15 to 4.

* “Synthesis of Imines: A Relationship Between Chemical Structure and Reactivity” (Brooke L. Wilder-Corrigan and Brian T. Frink)

* “Halogen Influence on Reactions of an Aryl Molecule” (Nakyra Ware and Brian T. Frink)

* “Impact of the Size of Aromatic Wide Chains in the Synthesis of Amines” (Abbie Mason and Brian T. Frink)

* “Influence of Mutations on Neuronal Receptor (NMDA) Trafficking” (Dorah Owango, Jered McGivern, and Andrew Karls)

* “How Time, Conditions, and Fabrics Effect DNA Extractions” (Abigail Hernandez and Jered McGivern)

* “Nysted Reagent Synthesis: Improved Zinc Activation” (Jesse Bazile and Jered McGivern)

* “The Effects of Different N-Heterocyclic Carbenes on a Transesterification Reaction” (Brianne Frank and Jered McGivern)

* “Examining the Effects of Coal Fly Ash and Food Ration at the Molecular, Individual, and Population Levels in Daphnia magna” (Brooke L. Wilder-Corrigan, Madison K. Runge, Chad M. Larson and Paul C. Pickhardt)

* “Muscle Fatigue Differences in Flexor Digitorum Superficialis Muscle of NCAA Division III Athletes and Nonathletes” (Brook J. Bignell and Andrew S. Karls)

* “Effects of Salinity on [PSI+] Formation Rate in Saccharomyces cerevisiae” (Casey M. Bolda and Gregory R. Smith)

* “Assessing the Effects of Environmental pH on [PSI+] Prion Induction in Saccharomyces cerevisiae” (Madison C. Doll and Gregory R. Smith)

* “Metabolite Catabolism and Astrocyte Development Using Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells” (Suzette Rosas, Jamie Gundlach, and Jered McGivern)

* “NCAA Division III Athletic Trainers’ Career and Job Satisfaction” (Aaron D. Rose, Casey I. Takahashi, and William P. Ebben)

* “Responsibilities and Task Satisfaction of NCAA Division III Athletic Trainers” (Aaron D. Rose, Casey I. Takahashi, and William P. Ebben)

* “Job Profile of NCAA Division III Athletic Trainers” (Casey I. Takahashi, Aaron D. Rose, and William P. Ebben)

* “Evaluation of Lower Limb Asymmetry During Increasingly Challenging Jump Conditions” (Casey I. Takahashi, Joshua J. Reisimer, Daniel R. Janeshek, Samantha J. Williams, and William P. Ebben)

* “Force and Power Profile of Plyometric Box Jumps” (Joshua J. Reisimer, Casey I. Takahashi, Daniel R. Janeshek, Samantha J. Williams, and William P. Ebben)

* “The Effect of Exercise Mode and Intensity on Cortical Post Synaptic Potentials” (Dylan Lange, Andrew Kossow, and William P. Ebben)

* “Self-quizzing, Compared to Reading, Produces Higher Brain Activity in all Lobes and Frequencies: Results from a Case Study” (Dylan Lange, Andrew Kossow, and William P. Ebben)

* “Stigmatizing Attitudes Towards Mental Illness and Cognitive Functioning” (Abigail C. Bauer, Sarah S. Willihnganz, Kimberly C. Daane, Megan E. Gomez, Grace Vos, Ariel J. Lochman, Rachel L. Leverenz, and Jessica H. Kalmar)

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