CONTACT: GARY GALLUZZO
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0009; fax (319) 384-0024
UI hosts Iowa Junior Science and Humanities Symposium Feb. 21-22
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- (Student name) of (hometown/high school) will present
a paper titled (title of presentation) at the 35th annual Iowa Junior Science
and Humanities Symposium Feb. 21-22 at the University of Iowa and the Iowa
City Holiday Inn.
The symposium, featuring 16 student research presentations, is being held
by the Iowa Secondary Student Training Office for some 202 Iowa high school
students and 29 teachers. Symposium keynote speakers will be Richard Sjolund,
professor of biological sciences, who will speak on "Conflicts Between
Science and Society;" Kelly Weirather, UI freshman majoring in chemical
and biochemical engineering, who will address "Looking Forward to College
and Beyond;" and Richard Safris, teacher and writer, speaking on, ""Numbers:
Their Use and Misuse."
Student participants will tour UI science research laboratories where presentations
are planned in biomedical engineering, the biological sciences, chemical and
biochemical engineering, computer science, dental research, hydraulic engineering,
physics and astronomy and many other areas. The Symposium is coordinated by
the UI in cooperation with the U.S. Army Research Office, the Office of Naval
Research, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research and the Academy of Applied
EDITOR: Student presenters are listed alphabetically by hometown.
ALGONA: C.J. Lane, Algona High, The Clear Truth; Mark Scuffham, Algona High,
The Bottom Line.
BADGER: Nicholas Knouf, Fort Dodge Senior High, Phenotypic Characterization
of Candida albicans from Patients with Zinc Deficiencies.
CEDAR RAPIDS: Colin Michael Dyer, Washington Senior High, Analysis of Taste
Sensitivity Abnormalities in the Drosophilia melanogaster Second Messenger
Mutants Dunce and Rutabaga.
CLIVE: Stephanie Marie Staub, Valley High, Sequential Logic Circuit Coupled
with a Decaying Capacitor Creates a Random Number Generator.
COUNCIL BLUFFS: Brian Norman, Lincoln High, Finding Polymorphisms in the
Melanocyte Stimulating Hormone Receptor Gene Associated with Red Hair and
Fair Skin in Humans.
DAVENPORT: Shanea Overton, Davenport North, The Role of SLP-76 in the Regulation
of Fas Ligand; Katherine Rasing, Davenport North, If Your Gear It, It Will
DONNELLSON: Adam Hohl, Central Lee High, Electromagnetic Fields on Plant
Growth-- Phase II; Alicia Schiller, Central Lee High, Acid Precipitation on
Agricultural Crops; Amanda Schiller, Central Lee High, Degradation of Photosynthetic
Organisms Exposed to Crude Oil in Different Water Temperatures.
DUBUQUE: Robin R. Kelly, Hempsted Senior High, IgG as a Treatment of Periodontal
Disease in the Canine.
SOUTH ENGLISH: Betsy A. Grice, English Valleys High, Septoria Disease Tolerance
in Poplar Trees: Soil Solarization.
STUART: Eldon Whetstone, West Central High, Thermo-Oxidation: The Destroyer
of Motor Oil Additives; Anna Wilhelm, West Central High, Bacillus thuringiensis:
WEST POINT: Courtney McCauley, Central Lee High, Robotics Phase III.