Registrations Due Friday, March 5, 2010 - register today by using the Submit Poster link on the left tool bar.

Students involved in research can present their work at the Spring Undergraduate Research Festival (SURF), held Saturday, March 27, 2010 in the Iowa Memorial Union. This conference is co-hosted by the Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates, University Honors Program, Office of the Vice President for Research, Office of the Provost, the Graduate College and the Jakobsen Conference. Students supported by a ICRU award will be presenting their research, but other University of Iowa undergraduates, especially those completing honors theses or projects, are encouraged to join the forum by presenting their research. The Festival is open to all students from all disciplines.

SURF allows students to highlight what they have accomplished, share their work with others, and gain presentation experience. Students present their work in a poster format, which is a common format used at professional meetings and provides an open forum for discussion. Please see the ICRU website under presentation resources section for "How to make a poster." In addition, the Research Ambassadors are hosting a "How to make a Professional Poster" session - dates and times are pending, please check back.

After submissions have been accepted, presenters will be listed in the following categories listed below. Please check back to see the updated schedule and list of presenters.

Schedule

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2010
Saturday, March 27th
12:00 AM

A Mixture of Identities: A Look at Zulu Nationalism in the Nazareth Baptist Church

Brian M. Buh, University of Iowa

12:00 AM

Accommodating High Ability Students: Parent Experiences With Acceleration And Homeschooling

Emily Ladendorf, University of Iowa

12:00 AM

Age Status

Darys J. Kriegel, University of Iowa
Kathryn A. Koralik, University of Iowa
Tabi M. Dar, University of Iowa
Jessica A. GItchell, University of Iowa

12:00 AM

Analysis of HCMV URL 128 Expression

Lee R. Carroll, Unversity of Iowa
Courtney S. Galle, University of Iowa
Jinxiang Yuan, University of Iowa
Jeffery L. Meier, University of Iowa

12:00 AM

Analysis of National Road User Study

Charles N. Hatz, University of Iowa

12:00 AM

Antioxidants, Heart Disease, and Nox4 in Between

Samuel Carrell, University of Iowa

12:00 AM

Applications of Functionalized Zeolites in Molecular Imaging

Renugan Raidoo, University of Iowa

12:00 AM

Attraction Without Distraction

Patrick Gavin, University of Iowa

12:00 AM

Attraction without distraction: Effects of augmented reality cues on driver hazard perception

Mark C. Schall, University of Iowa
Patrick Gavin, University of Iowa

12:00 AM

Automated Quantitative Analysis of Behavioral Mutants in Drosophila

Jordan Imoehl, University of Iowa

12:00 AM

Characterizing the Nephroblastoma Overexpressed gene (NOV) in Xenopus laevis.

Hannah Hoffman, University of Iowa

12:00 AM

Cinematizing Atrocity: A Comparison of Darfur Documentaries

Amy Palace, University of Iowa

12:00 AM

Clinical Progression of Patients following Isolated Meniscectomy

Caitlin R. Wooldridge, University of Iowa

12:00 AM

Comparative Advantage in the Bullpen

Lisa Gillette, University of Iowa

12:00 AM

Comparing Hand Gesture and Laser Pointers as Instructional Aides

Erica L. Gibson, University of Iowa
Melanie Graham, University of Iowa

12:00 AM

Consumer Reaction to Spanish Language Advertising

Sara Weitzel, University of Iowa

12:00 AM

Could Mutation Accumulation in Potamopyrgus antipodarum Help Favor Sex?

Katelyn M. Larkin, University of Iowa

12:00 AM

Could Mutation Accumulation in Potamopyrgus antipodarum Help Favor Sex?

Katelyn M. Larkin, University of Iowa

12:00 AM

Daily Palette

Ellis M. Mumford, University of Iowa

12:00 AM

Development of A Pulmonary Bacterial Model for Testing the Immune Factors Contributing to the Increased Pulmonary Disease Observed in Alcoholics

Alfonza Brown, University of Iowa

12:00 AM

Development of an Efficient MRI-based Method of Assessing Trophic Changes in Quadriceps Muscle Size

Brendan M. Case, University of Iowa

12:00 AM

Differences in maternal and paternal responses to prelinguistic vocalizations: implications for communicative development

Alex Leilani Einfeldt, University of Iowa

12:00 AM

Direct Evidence Of Neurofibromatosis II Protein – Merlin – Inhibiting Glial Growth Through The ErbB2 Receptor

Nicolas A. Aguilar, University of Iowa

12:00 AM

Direct Evidence Of Neurofibromatosis II Protein – Merlin – Inhibiting Glial Growth Through The ErbB2 Receptor

Nicolas A. Aguilar

12:00 AM

Domain-Specific Recognition of the L-Type Calcium Channel by Calmodulin

Sterling C. Martin, University of Iowa
Idil Evans, University of Iowa
Susan O'Donnell, University of Iowa
Madeline A. Shea, University of Iowa

12:00 AM

Don't Show, Don't Tell: The Mohammed Cartoons and Editorial Independence

Sarah Raaii, University of Iowa

12:00 AM

Effects of Cardiomyopathic Mutations on Yeast Actin Behavior

Anthony P. Berger, University of Iowa

12:00 AM

Effects of Potassium Chloride on Calmodulin Mutants Defective in Ion Channel Function

John R. Froehlig, University of Iowa

12:00 AM

Evaluation of University of Iowa-Owned Land for Wind Turbine Placement

Scott J. Ruebush, University of Iowa

12:00 AM

Examining the Effects of VAP on Vinculin

Melissa Palma, University of Iowa

12:00 AM

Examining the Effects of VAP on Vinculin

Melissa Palma, University of Iowa

12:00 AM

Exclusive B+ -> X(3872) + K+ Analysis at the CDF Detector

Colorado Reed, University of Iowa

12:00 AM

Experimental Investigation of Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS)

Brandon C. Goodman, University of Iowa College of Engineering

12:00 AM

Femininity and Masculinity: The New Status Characteristic?

MiKayla N. Morse, University of Iowa

12:00 AM

Forgotten Pieces: A Lithic Debitage Analysis from the Scott County Pueblo, Western Kansas

Veronica Mraz, University of Iowa

12:00 AM

Gender Differences in Neuropsychological Performance in Individuals with Atherosclerosis: Impact of Vascular Function

Caitlin Moore

12:00 AM

Generation of T Cells from Embryonic Stem Cells in a Dish

Ryan D. Stultz, University of Iowa

12:00 AM

Genome-wide Analysis of Transcriptional Control in Establishing HIV Latency

Kevin Lu, University of Iowa

12:00 AM

Geometry of the Cistercian church of Altenberg

Emily E. Schaum, University of Iowa

12:00 AM

Hierarchical Processing following Focal Brain Injury

Jeffrey Nirschl, University of Iowa

12:00 AM

Influence of Clincal Characteristics on 17-Hydroxy Progesterone in Newborns

Daniel E. Cook, University of Iowa

12:00 AM

Introduction of Carboxylic Acid Synthons into Thiophene-based Semiconductor Co-Crystals and Effects on Crystal Packing

Kristin M. Kester, University of Iowa

12:00 AM

Investigations of the Structure of Varicella Virus Particles in Cultures and Humans

Ernesto P. Henderson, University of Iowa

12:00 AM

Is Personality in the Eye of the Beholder? Discrepancies Between Self-reported and Objective Ratings of Adaptive and Maladaptive Personality Traits

Jonathan J. Lewis, University of Iowa
Lee Anna Clark, University of Iowa
Theresa A. Morgan, University of Iowa

12:00 AM

Languages and Nationalism

Lauren M. Dana, The University of Iowa

12:00 AM

Life Stress Contributes to Impaired Quality of Life in Ovarian Cancer Survivors

Brian M. Weinberg, University of Iowa
Susan K. Lutgendorf, University of Iowa
Lauren Clevenger, University of Iowa
Koen DeGeest, University of Iowa

12:00 AM

Lithium Drosophila

Shaw Akutsu, university of iowa

12:00 AM

Magnetically Modified Electrodes: Applications Toward Batteries

Jessica Jewett, University of Iowa

12:00 AM

Massive Stellar Clusters in the Galaxy: Multiwavelength Observations of New Candidate Clusters

Cornelia C. Lang, University of Iowa
Emily E. Richards, University of Iowa

12:00 AM

Massive Stellar Clusters in the Galaxy: Multiwavelength Observations of New Candidate Clusters

Emily Richards, University of Iowa
Thomas Zimmermann, University of Iowa
Cornelia Lang, University of Iowa

12:00 AM

Measuring genetic divergence and diversity in the Bioko red colobus monkey: Implications for the conservation of an endangered taxon

Laura J. Stulken, University of Iowa

12:00 AM

Measuring genetic divergence and diversity in the Bioko red colobus monkey: Implications for the conservation of an endangered taxon

Laura J. Stulken

12:00 AM

Monitoring Anti-Cancer Drug Metabolism

Amanda M. Jones, University of Iowa

12:00 AM

Morphometrics Research on Megalonyx Scapulae from the Tarkio Valley Ground Sloth Project

Justine C. Hart, University of Iowa

12:00 AM

Morphometrics Research on Megalonyx Scapulae from the Tarkio Valley Ground Sloth Project

Justine C. Hart, University of Iowa

12:00 AM

Neural Differentiation of Human Skin Keratinocytes

Mohammed A. Said, University of Iowa

12:00 AM

Neural Differentiation of Human Skin Keratinocytes

Mohammed A. Said, University of Iowa

12:00 AM

New Capabilities for Vison-based Posture Prediction

Lindsey A. Knake, University of Iowa

12:00 AM

Nonverbal Vocabulary Learning in Pigeons

Matthew Manning, University of Iowa

12:00 AM

Optimization of Spray Dry Parameters for Anti-Biofilm Treatments

Annie Kock, University of Iowa
Stacy Ross, University of Iowa
Jennifer Fiegel, University of Iowa

12:00 AM

Particle Physics: Unlocking the Mysteries of the Universe

Bhavatharini Kasinathan, University of Iowa

12:00 AM

Polychronic Technology Usage: Understanding Intra/Intergenerational Variation of Multitasking in Diverse Groups

Brandon L. Kramer, University of Iowa

12:00 AM

Promoting Consistent use of Distraction for Children Undergoing Medical Procedures in an Emergency Treatment Center (ETC)

Jenny M. Teague, University of Iowa, college of nursing

12:00 AM

Protecting Inner Hair Cell-Spiral Ganglion Neuron Synapses from Excitotoxic Trauma

Suleimaan Waheed, University of Iowa

12:00 AM

Pseudo-Feminism in Orientalist Romantic Ballet

Eliana V. Trenam, University of Iowa

12:00 AM

Purification of factors controlling the elongation phase of transcription by RNA polymerase II

Nicholas Loudas, University of Iowa

12:00 AM

Reconstructing Roman Fountains

Hannah Scates, University of Iowa

12:00 AM

Reducing excess imaging dose to cancer patients receiving radiotherapy

Adam Schwertner, University of Iowa

12:00 AM

Ryerson's Woods Park: A Relict Woodland?

Sophia A. Krajewski, University of Iowa

12:00 AM

Screening cyclic peptides for fimZ repression in Salmonella

Kalyani E. Eko, The University of Iowa

12:00 AM

Self-Exploration of Development as a Pre-Service Music Educator – Exploring Teaching in Two Non-Traditional Choral Settings

Rose A. Schmidt, The University of Iowa

12:00 AM

Study of the Effect of Hematite on the Photo-degradation of Humic Substances in Presence of Nitric Acid.

Tricia L. Abernathy

12:00 AM

Synthesis of Anti-Tuberculosis Diterpenes

Sena A. Dzakuma, University of Iowa

12:00 AM

Tell, Don’t Show: The Mohammed Cartoons and Editorial Independence

Sarah Raaii, University of Iowa

12:00 AM

The Better/Worse Than Average Effect: Role of Response Scales and Referent Cohesiveness

Bryan Koestner, University of Iowa

12:00 AM

The Effects of Intracochlear Electrical Stimulation on Rat Spiral Ganglion Neurons after Deafening en vivo

Alain P. Cagaanan, University of Iowa

12:00 AM

The effects of social support on cognitive aging

Jaclyn M. Kamradt, University of Iowa
Kenneth W. Manzel, University of Iowa
Christopher Nguyen, University of Iowa
Natalie L. Denburg, University of Iowa

12:00 AM

The Implications of Support: Underprovision vs. Overprovision

Brittany C. Logan, University of Iowa

12:00 AM

The influence of lower facial projection on the mandibular curve of Spee in hominins and extant humans

Myra F. Laird

12:00 AM

The Pixel Detector: 80 Million Channels and Always Something Interesting to Watch

Christopher R. King, University of Iowa

12:00 AM

The relationship between verb-related omission errors and the use of temporal and non-temporal adverbial clauses in children’s spontaneous language

Keegan M. Koehlinger, University of Iowa
Amanda J. Owen, University of Iowa

12:00 AM

The Spectrum of Emotional Support

Mallory C. Perkins, The University of Iowa

12:00 AM

Using lesion maps to elucidate the neuroanatomical substrate of complex human behavior

Annie E. Tye, University of Iowa

12:00 AM

West Meets East on the Dance Floor

Caroline Berg, University of Iowa

12:00 AM

What Do Diaries Tell Us?

Javier Samper Vendrell, University of Iowa

12:00 AM

Women in Exile: Self-Perception and Arts Education in Correctional Facilities

Rebecca McCray, University of Iowa

12:00 AM

You Can Touch This: Manual Exploration and the Development of the Material Bias

Johanna B. Burdinie, University of Iowa
Lynn K. Perry, University of Iowa
Larissa K. Samuelson, University of Iowa

12:00 AM

Zooarchaeological Analysis of Animal Remains from the Scott County Pueblo, Kansas

Sandra Walker, University of Iowa

12:00 AM