Submissions from 2012

Sediment Fingerprinting of Lake Macatawa using PIXE and SEM/EDS, Kyle Alexander and Lauren Zandstra

Historical Trace Metal Profile of Lake Michigan Sediment, Dan Anderson, Bailey Bensley, and Dave Nowicki

Carbon-carbon Bond Activation: A Kinetic Study of Varying Substrates with Rhodium Catalysis, Casey E. Baxter

Tailoring and Characterizing Surface Properties, Christopher Beaudoin, Alexandra Benson, and Megan Elinski

Synthesis, Characterization, and Directed Assembly of Nanoparticles, Alexandra Benson, Christopher Beaudoin, and Meagan Elinski

Palladium-Catalyzed β-Carbon Elimination of Fluorinated Triarylmethanols, James Bour and Jacob Green

Extending the Range of Sequence Recognition of the Hx DNA Binding Unit, Michael Bowerman and Andrew Mepham

Preparation of Ferrocene-Based Redox Mediators for Use in Glucose Sensors, Andrew Cook, Zachary Beswick, and Kyle Brubaker

Extending the AMBER Force Field to Describe Fluorescent Probes, Andrew Cook, Arcelia Ortega, Alyssa Stevenson, Derek Summers, Alyssa Cassabaum, Christine Gobrogge, Bryan Leland, David Paul, and Amy Speelman

Real Time Analysis of Protein xCT in System xc-, Cassondra Cramer, Anne Georges, and NaTasha Schiller

Characterization of Tris(5-amino-1,10-phenanthroline) Iron II/III, Rebecca Danforth

Free-Jet Vibration-Rotation Spectroscopy of Unstable Species, Howard Dobbs

Exploring the Cytoxicity of Silica Coated Water-Soluble CdSe Nanocrystals, Elly Earlywine and Emily Ross

Investigation of Regioselectivity in the Nickel-Mediated Decarbonylative Cross-Coupling of Imides with Organozinc Reagents, Thomas Endean

Novel Pyrrole-derivatized Diamino Polyamides and Their Impact on DNA Sequence Recognition, Matthew Gregory

Ab-Protein Sandwich Arrays to Monitor Levels of Dkk1 in Cancer Patients, David Grossens, Tessa Grabinski, and Jacqueline Peacock

Oxidative Stress Causes Modifications and Decreased Function of System xc-, Matt Hartwell and Jenna Sutton

Biological and Chemical Study of Apios (Groundnut), Austin Homkes, Holly Vander Stel, Jeffrey Corajod, and Jim Tufts

Reproductive Success of Nestbox-Using Birds is Influenced by the Type of Pole the Nestbox is Mounted On, Kayli Horne

“Development of a Low-Background Radiodating Facility at Hope College”, Nicholas Hubley and Kelly Petrasky

Reinventing Wonder: An Interdisciplinary Study on the Beauty in the Small and Ordinary, Annalise Klein

CRB, a Resveratrol Analog, Reduces Cell Injury Caused by Surgery Mimicking Deep Brain Stimulation, Abigail Lindberg, Sara Gallemore, and Zachary DrBruine

Mechanistic Investigations of Alkene Carboacylation via C-C Bond Activation in Quinolinyl Ketones, J. Patrick Lutz and Colin Rathbun

Analysis of Phosphates in Macatawa Watershed Sediment, Adam Maley

Quantitative Analysis of Various Metalloprotein Compositional Stoichiometries with Simultaneous PIXE and NRA, Andrew McCubbin

Thiophene­Substituted Porphyrins as Redox Mediators for Electrochemical Biosensors, Brian Mulhern and Jesse Alvarado

Next Generation Perimidinespirohexadienone Derivatives, Benjamin Pollock

Tetracycline and Metal Oxide Nanoparticles in Aqueous Solutions: Implications for Pharmaceutical Transport in Natural Waters, Nicholas Powers

Investigation of Drug-Nanoparticle Interactions by Isothermal Titration Calorimetry, Lydia Rau

Transforming the Vibrational Hamiltonian of a Polyatomic Molecule Using Van Vleck Perturbation Theory , Andreana Rosnik

Biochemical and Biological Properties of Fluorescent Polyamides, Mia Savagian and Amanda Ferguson

Development of a Nickel-Catalyzed Decarbonylative Cross-Coupling Reaction of Cyclic Imides, Jessica Simmons

Modifying Gene Expression to Expose Plasmodium falciparum to Immune System Attack, Robert Sjoholm

A New Imidazole-derivatized Diamino Polyamide Design: Synthesis and DNA Binding, Thomas Smeltzer and Alexander Porte

Activation of System xc­ Trafficking via an Akt­dependent Signal Transduction Pathway, Daniel Smith, NaTasha Schiller, and Mary Bradley

Hx, A New DNA Sequence Recognition Moiety: Design, Synthesis, and DNA Binding Investigations, Jeffrey Sweers

Design, synthesis and cytotoxicity of novel 3-arylidenones derived from alicyclic ketones, Samuel Tzou

Preparing for Harvesting Radioisotopes from FRIB, Nicholas Wozniak

Thermoelectric Material Synthesis and Characterization, Jonathan Yarranton

Carbon-carbon Single Bond Activation of Quinolinyl Ketones: The Varying Effects of Substitutions, John Zona

Submissions from 2011

Purification and Analysis of Contaminated Water Using Slow Sand Filtration and Metal Ions, Joseph Brandonisio

Novel analogs of curcumins: Development of a method to screen for cytotoxicity against murine cancer cells, Olivia Brockway, Samuel Tzou, and Megan Lee

Luminescence Studies of Feldspar Minerals and Implications for Forensic Geology, Sarah Brokus, Danielle Silletti, J. Mark Lunderberg, and Joshua Borycz

Modeling Fluorescently Tagged DNA and RNA Oligonucleotides for Direct Comparison to FRET Experiments, Alyssa A. Cassabaum, Andrew E. Cook, Christine A. Gobrogge, Alyssa M. Stevenson, Amy L. Speelman, Arcelia S. Ortega, David A. Paul, and Bryan A. Leland

Investigating Biopolymer Function and Probe Dynamics Using Fluorescence Techniques, Alyssa Cassabaum, Andrew Cook, Christine Gobrogge, Alyssa Stevenson, Arcelia Ortega, Christian Calyore, Jacquelyn Lewis, David Paul, Amy Speelman, and Condrad Tobert

Monoubiquitylation of Histone H2B in Giardia Lamblia, John Donkersloot and Brenna Lamphear

Monoubiquitylation of Histone H2B and Gene Regulation in Saccharomyces Cerevisiae, Rachel Doud

Testing the Predicted Enhancement in DNA Sequence Specificity and Binding Affinity of Formamido-pentaamides over their Formamido-triamide Counterparts, Matt Gregory and Mia Savagian

Chemically Modified Electrodes: Determining Thin Film Thickness, XiSen Hou and Olajide Banks

Free-Jet Vibration-Rotation Spectroscopy of Unstable Species, Kent Kammermeier and Howard Dobbs

Introducing Inquiry-Based Computational Science and Modeling to High School Students and Teachers, Cortney J. Kimmel and Catherine L. Ellis

Rate Performance of Three Dimensionally Ordered Macroporous Carbon Based Electrodes in Aqueous K3Fe(CN)6, Bruce Kraay and Ana Ortega

Mechanistic Studies of C-C Bond Activation in Quinolinyl Ketones, Patrick Lutz

Quantification of Aldehydes in Water and Blood by SPME/GC/HRMS as a Method of Detection of Aldehyde Exposure and Disease, Grace Osborne

Exploring New Routes toward Carbonyl-substituted Perimidinespirohexadienone Photochromes as Potential "Photochromic Photooxidants", Luke Peterson and Kathryn Lindberg

Oxazinoquinolinespirohexadienones – Attempting to Create N,O-bridged Analogs of Quinazolinespirohexadienone Photochromes as Potential, Benjamin Pollock

Synthesis of 1-(3-Chloropropyl)-4-nitroimidazole-2-carboxylic acid and N-Aminoalkylimidazole Containing Polyamides, Alex Porte

Rhodium-Catalyzed Carboacylation with Quinolinyl Ketones: Evidence for Rate-Limiting C-C Bond Activation, Colin Rathbun

Cathodoluminescent Signatures of Neutron Irradiation, Danielle Silletti, Sarah Brokus, Elly Earlywine, and Joshua Borycz

Nickel-Mediated Decarbonylative Cross-Coupling of Cyclic Imides with Diorganozinc Reagents, Jessica Simmons and Valerie Winton

Acetyl Analogs of the Anticancer Agent Combretastatin A4: Synthesis and Biological Evaluation, Robert Sjoholm, Megan Lee, Lauren Lee, Raymond Strobel, Olivia Brockway, and Alexis Nickols

New GC/MS and Potentiostat and their Application to Photochrome Research, Kyndra Sluiter

A Mechanistic Inquiry into Rhodium-Catalyzed C-C Single Bond Activation in Quinolinyl Ketones, Susan Stevenson

The Stereoselective Addition of a Gilman Reagent to an α,ß-Unsaturated Ester, David Todd and Thomas Endean

Determining DNA Binding Selectivity and Affinity of the Tetra-amide Phenyl Imidazole Pyrrole Imidazole, Samuel Tzou and Olivia Brockway

VACM-1 Restricted, Angelica Willis, Steven Lewis, Alyssa Johnson, and James Resau