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( April 3, 1998)
SDSM& T 1998 UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM TO BE HELD APRIL 4TH
The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is hosting the 1998 Undergraduate Research Symposium this Saturday, April 4, from 9: 00 a. m. to 3: 00 p. m. in the Classroom Building Rooms 330 and 329. The event is free and open to the public.
Undergraduate students from SDSM& T, Northern State University, Dakota State University and South Dakota State University will present their latest research in the fields of Engineering, Science and Social Sciences. The students will give oral presentations from 9: 15 - 11: 00 a. m. The poster presentation sessions run from 11: 00 a. m.- noon and 1: 00- 2: 00 p. m.
An informal roundtable discussion entitled " Graduate Studies- A Career Choice??" will be held from 2: 00 - 2: 30 p. m., with the awards ceremony following at 2: 30 p. m. in CB 330. Cash awards will be given to the top presenters in each category and to the best overall presenter.
South Dakota Tech students scheduled to give presentations ( including hometown, major, research topic, faculty advisor and department) are as follows:
Linda J. Alexander, Rapid City, Mathematics: “ Exploring Zipf’s Law”; Drs. Roger W. Johnson and John Weiss, Mathematics and Computer Science Dept.
Christopher F. Gulbransen, Rapid City, Physics: “ Analysis of Gamma Spectrum from Germanium Detectors for By- products of Cosmogenic Activation,” Drs. Robert Corey and Craig Aalseth, Physics Department.
Troy M. Jaqua, Sioux Falls, Physics: “ Computational Analysis of Numerical Error in FFT Convolution,” Dr. Janet Burgoyne, Mathematics and Computer Science Dept.
Patrick K Kozak, Colorado Springs, Geology: “ A Preliminary Assessment of the Use of Multispectral and Hyperspectral Remote Sensing Data for Geologic Interpretation in the Black Hills, South Dakota,” Rand Fiend, and Dr. Edward F. Duke, Geology and Geological Engineering Dept.
Rita K. Krebs, Rapid City, Geology: “ Breccia Pipe Formation: Northern Black Hills, South Dakota,” Dr. Alvis L. Lisenbee, Geol/ GeolE Dept.
Jenny M. Mathison, Omaha, Geology: “ Sedimentary Structures within the Hot Springs Fluvial Terrace Conglomerate,” Dr William M. Roggenthen, Geol/ GeolE Dept.
Todd D. Nye, Rapid City, Chemistry: “ Comparison of Remediation Strategies: Bioaugmentation/ Biostimulation vs. Composite Based Methods,” Dr. Sookie Bang, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Dept.
Nicholas J. Peeke, Olathe KS, Chemical Engineering: “ Process Control on Membrane Separation of Oxygen from Air,” Dr. James Munro, Chem/ ChemE. Dept.
Derek Thirstrup, Rapid City, Chemistry: “ Lead Levels at Four Elementary School Playgrounds in Rapid City,” Dr. Cathleen Webb, Chem/ ChemE Dept.
Martha Tremblay, Rapid City, Chemical Engineering: “ A Field Oriented General Chemistry Community Project: Rapid Creek Water Quality,” Dr. Cathleen Webb, Chem/ ChemE Dept.
Jennifer L. Allen, Piedmont, Interdisciplinary Studies: “ An Evaluation of the CASA Program for the Seventh Circuit Court ( 1988- 1995): [ Jennifer L. Allen, Lynn Brubaker, Robert Fallbeck, Mary Kay Grosz, Robin J. Lipke, PhD., Karen Lockhart, James K. McReynolds, PhD., Stephanie Schweigert.] Dr. James K. McReynolds, College of Interdisciplinary Studies.
Students from other universities who will be participating in the Undergraduate Research Symposium include: Jason P. Giovannettone, “ One- Photon and Two- Photon Ultrafast Laser Spectroscopy of Retinal,” Dakota State University; Siau- Way Liew, “ Edge Extraction from Ground Target Images for Atmospheric Point Spread Function Estimation,” South Dakota State University; Jay A. Munneke, “ Identifying Successful Strategies for Treating Veterans with Post- Traumatic Stress Disorder,” Northern State University; Greg Wysk, “ The East and West Are One: Self- Promotion and Politics over the Mobridge Highway Bridge,” Northern State University; Audra H. Nelson, Bryce A. Claymore, Tammy L. Dunlavy, Janel K. Elsing, Kip P. Kieso, and Amanda C. Mohr, “ The Influence of Self Esteem on Sexual Promiscuity,” Northern State University.
Dr. Robb Winter, R. L. Sandvig Professor of Chemical Engineering at SDSM& T, is the coordinator of the 1998 Undergraduate Research Symposium.
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