PROJECTS

C04-P: Competition of Burr Oak Lake Complete Ammonia-oxidizers and Ammonia-oxidizing Archaea

An important step in the nitrogen cycle is the process called nitrification, which is performed by ammonia-oxidizing microorganisms (AOM): ammonia-oxidizing bacteria (AOB), ammonia-oxidizing archaea (AOA), and complete ammonia oxidizers (comammox). The question being researched was “when AOA and comammox are placed in direct competition for ammonium, who outcompetes who?” Comammox were only discovered in 2015, […]

C06-T: Where There’s a Will There’s a Way: Examining Intention-Belief Consistency As a Norm of Rationality

Abstract: In this paper, I will be making reference to a discussion in the philosophy of action regarding the role played by intention as it relates to the attitudes of belief and credence. Building on work by Carlos Nunez, Facundo Alonso, and Donald Davidson, I will be making the argument that one can intend to […]

A08-T: Using X-ray Fluorescence to Develop a Soil Chronosequence for the Four Mile Creek Floodplain, Ohio

A soil chronosequence is useful for describing landscapes by quantifying soil development across geomorphic surfaces of varying ages that formed under similar conditions. A chronosequence can be constructed with data from stream terraces because these landscapes have soil profiles that developed under similar soil forming factors (parent material, relief, organisms, as well as climate if […]

C58-P: COVID-19 as a Public Health Crisis: Explaining Herd Immunity, Vaccine Development, and Public Relations

The coronavirus SARS-CoV-2–more commonly known as COVID-19-is a viral pathogen first introduced to the United States in 2020. COVID-19 is a highly infectious disease that attacks the respiratory system along with other organ systems. Due to the high mortality and morbidity rates associated with the virus, understanding and discovering a successful vaccine, and attention to […]

B42-P: Changing Ecosystem Dynamics: Identifying potential impacts of marine invasion

During the Late Ordovician (Katian) in the Cincinnati Series of North America, shallow marine ecosystems flourished and remained stable for several million years. Previously isolated ocean basins in the surrounding regions connected due to a sea level rise, leading to an influx of non-native species termed the Richmondian Invasion (RI). The Cincinnati Series thus preserves […]

C42-P: Transcriptomic Analysis for the Whole Lens of PTEN Knockout Mice

Phosphatase and tensin homolog (Pten) is a tumor suppressor gene that is knocked out or mutated in many cancers. Additionally, knocking out this gene in mice causes cataracts and other developmental issues with the lens. This project involves analyzing differential gene expression in the form of RNAseq data encompassing the entire transcriptome of the lens […]

A56-P: Asymmetric Triazole-Au(I) Enantioselective Catalyze of [4+3] Cycloaddition of Dialkylated Malonate

This project aims to analyze the enantioselective property of triazole-gold(I) catalyst on a dialkylated malonate substrate. Unfortunately, the progress of the experiment was stunted, therefore, the project was not fully able to be completed. The results obtained are shown in the poster. Authors: Andy Storer, Dr. Benjamin Gung Faculty Advisor: Dr. Benjamin Gung, Chemistry and […]

C07-T: Effective Communicative Styles when Presenting Research to a Specific Audience

Students in a First Year Research Experience [FYRE] class, conducted group projects focussed on “Communicating Research to public audiences”. Specifically, the projects examine how research opportunities have been impacted by the pandemic, and how to best leverage the currently predominant online instructional environment. Our group examined the communicative interactions between disciplinary groups throughout the Miami […]

C14-T: Environmental Awareness Correlation with Grocery Shopping Habits

Industrial farming that features monoculture and intensive use of resources is an unsustainable practice supported by many large chain grocery stores. Consumers’ shopping decisions and options could indirectly change this unsustainable way of food production. This study investigates the shopping habits of members in the Oxford community and how they relate to sustainability. We asked: […]

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