Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Achievement (URSA) Small Grant Program

2008/2009 Abstracts

Walter Bradley
Mechanical Engineering / Engineering and Computer Science
Optimizing the Production of Virgin Coconut Oil Using Village Level Technology

Stan Denman
Theater Arts / College of Arts and Sciences
Playwright's Showcase in New York City for May Laws

Jay Dittman
Physics / College of Arts & Sciences
High Energy Physics at the Collider Detector at Fermilab

Bryan Gibbon
Biological Sciences / College of Arts & Sciences
Analysis of Protein Cross-linking in Maize Protein Bodies and Its Role in Protein Body Structure

Stephen Gipson
Chemistry & Biochemistry / College of Arts & Sciences
Synthesis and Electrochemistry of Cobalt Trifluoromethyl and Trifluoroacetyl NHC Complexes

Gouri Jas
Chemistry & Biochemistry / College of Arts & Sciences
Conformational Dynamics in Viscogenic Solution for Polypeptides

Bill Jordan and Brian Thomas
Designing a Micro-Hydroelectric System for use in Rural Honduras

Sung-Kun Kim
Chemistry & Biochemistry / College of Arts & Sciences
Finding Antibiotics Using a Novel Combinatorial Approach

Lorin Matthews
Physics / College of Arts & Sciences
Numerical Study of Forces Affecting Charged Dust: Motion in Planetary Rings

Sarah-Jane Murray
Great Texts / Honors College
Digby 23/ Timaeus Project

Janet Norden
Modern Foreign Languages / College of Arts and Sciences
The Global Community Intercultural Service-Learning Project

Jeffrey Olafsen
Physics / College of Arts & Sciences
Undergraduate Research in Non-equilibrium Systems

Kevin Pinney
Chemistry & Biochemistry / College of Arts & Science
The Design and Synthesis of Benzosuberene Related Compounds as Potential Cancer Treatment Agents

Qin Sheng
Mathematics /Arts and Sciences
An Exploration of Optimized Finite Difference Approximations on Nonuniform Grids with Applications