CONTACT: GARY GALLUZZO
300 Plaza Centre One
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0009; fax (319) 384-0024
Release:Feb. 11, 2002
UI hosts Iowa Junior Science and Humanities Symposium Feb. 22-23
(Student name) of (hometown/high school) will present a paper titled (title
of presentation) at the 40th annual Iowa Junior Science and Humanities Symposium
Feb. 22-23 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 25 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,
mechanical engineering, nursing, pathology, physics and astronomy, psychology,
radiation research, radiology, speech pathology and audiology. Students will
also tour the 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.
(EDITORS: Student presenters are listed alphabetically by hometown.)
ADAIR: Erin Peterson, Adair-Casey High School, "Resisting Resistance"
BURLINGTON: Rachael Collier, Mediapolis High School, "Effect of
Bacillus thuringiensis Protein on Daphnia magna"
CEDAR FALLS: Conrad Hutcheson, Cedar Ralls High School, "Design
and Implementation of a Medical Image Processing Template for Two- and Three-
Dimensional Images in MATLAB"
CEDAR RAPIDS: Ashley Noreuil, George Washington High School, "The
Diet of Odocoileus virginianus: A Three Year Study"
DES MOINES: Hailyn Nielsen, Des Moines Central Academy, "Isolation
and Identification of Non-Dinitrophenol Degrading Mutants of Rhodococcus opacus
DONNELLSON: Arie Schiller, Central Lee High School, "The Effect
of Inclination on Sexual Precedence of Fern Sperm"
FAIRFIELD: Daniel Blum and Jon Czinder, Maharishi School, "'Alberbine':
A Clean and Efficient Solution to Alternate Energy"
IOWA CITY: Hee Won Lee, Iowa City West High School, "Studies on
the Oligomerization of Bcl-2 Family Proteins in Lipid Vesicles"; Ayesha
Zaheer, Iowa City High School, "Opposite Effects of Cis-parinaric acid
on JNK and p38 MAPK in malignant rat-astrocytoma cells"
MEDIAPOLIS: Amy Marquardt, Mediapolis High School, "Assessing
Variation of Temper on Absorbency and Strength of Pottery Through Experimentation"
MENLO: Chris Nelson, West Central Valley High School, "Gourmet
Hay; Nikki Schneider, West Central Valley High School, Borer Terminator Phase
MONTROSE: Sara Weirather, Central Lee High School, "Black Rot
and Brassica rapa"
NICHOLS: Arielle Hardre, West Liberty High School, "Characterization
of Genetic Variations in the HLXB9 Gene Related to Currarino Syndrome";
Mischael Hardre, West Liberty High School, "The Examination of High Frequency
Phenotypic Switching in Candida Glabrata"
OSKALOOSA: Meghan Wymore, Oskaloosa High School, "Mutagenicity
of Artificial Sweeteners"