TWENTY-FIRST ANNUAL

ILLINOIS STUDENT RESEARCH CONFERENCE, APRIL 10, 2010

(Current RISE scholars and alumni are identified in boldface)

Microwave-Matter Interactions in a Microwave Oven,Christopher McDaniel, Romell Sanders, Matthew Jordan, Samuel Bowen, Robert Richter, and David Kanis, Department of Chemistry and Physics, Chicago State University

Counter Current Chromatography: a Novel Method for Isolating Antifungal Compounds from the Green Alga Penicillus dumetosus, Kecia Thomas1, Samuel Pro, Robin Carney, Chintan Brahmbhatt, and Melany P. Puglisi, Chicago State, Cherry Instruments

Use of group work to facilitate individual understanding in physical science: A case study of one student, Tasia Bryson and Andrea Gay Van Duzor, Department of Chemistry and Physics, Chicago State University.

Phagocytosis of red fluorescent bacteria by Dictyostelium discoideum, Tina Perkins1 and Kevin Swier, Department of Biological Sciences, Chicago State University.

 Computational Investigation of the electronic structure of cobaloxime compounds: Determining the role of structure on hydrogen photocatalytic ability, Gilbert Mbah, Karen Mulfort, David Tiede, and Kristy L. Mardis2, Department of Chemistry and Physics, Chicago State University, Chemical Sciences & Engineering Division, Argonne National Laboratory.

IIntegration of Renwable Energy Concepts into Undergraduate General Chemistry Laboratories, William Lawrence, Lila McKay1, Robert Richter, Department of Chemistry and Physics, Chicago State University.

The Fracture Mechanics Mathematical and Experimental Verification of Acrylic Bone Cement Composites,Olumide Onatoye , Leroy Jones II2, and Shuming Zheng, Department of Chemistry and Physics, Chicago State University

A Course in Physics Pedagogical Content Knowledge for Urban Chicago In-Service Teachers, Virginia L. Hayes1, Joel Hofslund, Stephanie A. Barr1, Mel S. Sabella, Department of Chemistry and Physics, Chicago State University

Assessing the Impact of Diverse Instructional Techniques in the Introductory Physics Course, Sean Gallardo1 and Mel S. Sabella, Department of Chemistry and Physics, Chicago State University

Characterization of Motor Deficiency in BxR23 Ataxic Mice, Yashema Thomas and Mark A. Erhart2, Department of Biological Sciences, Chicago State University.

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 1 RISE alumni; 2 SCORE supported PI