CONTACT: GARY GALLUZZO
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0009; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: Feb. 21, 2001
UI hosts Iowa Junior Science and Humanities Symposium Feb. 23-24
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- (Student name) of (hometown/high school)
will present a paper titled (title of presentation) at the 39th annual
Iowa Junior Science and Humanities Symposium Feb. 23-24 at the University
of Iowa and the Sheraton Iowa City Hotel.
The symposium, featuring 16 student research presentations, is being held
by the Iowa Secondary Student Training Office for some 200 Iowa high school
students and 30 teachers.
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,
nursing, pathology, physics and astronomy, psychology, radiation research
and radiology. Students will also tour the Central Microscopy Facility, Geological
Survey Bureau, and the Museum of Natural History. 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 Science, Inc.
EDITOR: Student presenters are listed alphabetically by hometown.
ADAIR: Erin Peterson, Adair-Casey High, Glyphosate Resistant Corn:
Beneficial or Harmful?
ALGONA: Emily Clark, Algona High, Taking a Bite our of Purple Loosestrife;
Krystina Koppen, Algona High, The Cyclone.
CASCADE: Sara Woller, Cascade High, Experience Influences Hindlimb
Coordination in Infant Rats.
CEDAR FALLS: Casey Schroeder, Cedar Falls High, Developing Alternative
Keyboards to Optimize Performance by Intensive Care Patients Using Augmentive
DES MOINES: Brennan Johnson, Roosevelt High, Phylogeography of the
Western Hognose Snake, Heterodon nasicus.
DONNELLSON: Amber Hohl, Central Lee High, Evidence and Documentation
Describing a New Tardigrade Species and Anhydrobiotic Capacities of Three
Species of Tardigrada; Blyth Philp, Central Lee High, A Comparison
of Conformity Among Genders.
FORT DODGE: Kristen Flaherty, Saint Edmond High, Validation of a Whole
Blood Assay in Mouse Model.
IOWA CITY: Imelda Turner, Iowa City West High, An Investigation of
MENLO: Heather LeFleur, West Central of Stuart High, Transpiration
Alteration; Chris Nelson, West Central of Stuart High, Nitro Power.
MONTROSE: Sara Weirather, Central Lee High, Growth Regulators of Agrobacterium
NICHOLS: Arielle Hardre, West Liberty High, Evaluation of Simple Tandem
Repeat Polymorphism (STRP) Markers Near the Juvenile Polyposis Gene, SMAD4
STUART: John Schwinger, West Central of Stuart High, Like a Rock;
Gretchen Wilson, West Central of Stuart High, Parasitic Influence on
Ovines "Chemical or Natural."