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2016 Competitors

David and Lorraine Freed Undergraduate Research Symposium

Meet the competitors of the 2016 Undergraduate Research Symposium:

Joachim Amoah
Joachim Amoah

Secure Smart Home Controller for IoT and Robotics

Jennifer Angelo
Jennifer Angelo

Adaptation of a Neural Stem Cell Line to Study Cytoskeletal Instability

Patrick Barry and Xu Yan
Patrick Barry and Xu Yan
(Honorable Mention)
Ethanol conversion to 1,3-Butadiene

Lauren Boller
Lauren Boller
(Winner)
IGF-I Promotes the Development of Epilepsy through Activation of Akt-mTOR Cascade


Samantha Buczek
Samantha Buczek

Comparative Framework for Binder Formulations Used for Inkjet Metal Printing

Sarah Carlton and Abby Pires
Sarah Carlton and Abby Pires

Silver Disinfection Efficacy Against Escherichia coli and Cryptosporidium Parvum

Charlie Drazba and Nicholas Trivelis
Charlie Drazba and Nicholas Trivelis

Magnetic Surface Scaling Robot

Brendan Eckardt
Brendan Eckardt

Superior treatment of hypersensitive teeth by a novel bioactive glass


Michelle Fedun, Cathy Fletcher, Leigh Heinbokel and Kristen Mejia
Michelle Fedun, Cathy Fletcher, Leigh Heinbokel and Kristen Mejia
(People's Choice Award)
Revitalization of Abandoned Biosand Filters

Allison Fraser
Allison Fraser
(Second Place)
Development of Graded Transition Joints for Avoiding Dissimilar Metal Weld Failures

Aliza Furneaux and Yuxiang Shen
Aliza Furneaux and Yuxiang Shen

Lafayette College Nitrogen Footprint

Alex Glass-Hardenbergh and Grace Heidelberger
Alex Glass-Hardenbergh and Grace Heidelberger

Modeling Interfragmentary Strains to Predict Healing of Bone Fractures


Lauren Haber
Lauren Haber

Marketing Analytics at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival

Alexander Hake
Alexander Hake

Metal Wire Additive Manufacturing

Kaylynn Johnson
Kaylynn Johnson
(Third Place)
Dynamics of Bats Populations: Migration and Ebola Outbreaks

David Jones and Raymond Sanzi
David Jones and Raymond Sanzi

A Study on Hypersonic Combustion over Cavities and Wedges Using the Lafayette College Expansion Tube


Adam Kafka
Adam Kafka

App Factory

Kate Koser
Kate Koser

Mobile Wireless Sensors in Structural Health Monitoring

Rob Lowery
Rob Lowery

Virtual Reconstruction of Classical Ruins via Image Processing

Kyle Lupo and Jadon Sargeant
Kyle Lupo and Jadon Sargeant

On the effective length of fluttering finite-length pipes


Hannah Maret
Hannah Maret
(Honorable Mention)
Seeded Lateral Epitaxy Rates for Alumina Thin Films: Influence of Substrate and Stress State

Michelle Mazzeo
Michelle Mazzeo

Cross-Linked Gel Concentrated Above the Overlap Concentration

Stephanie McCartney
Stephanie McCartney

The Effects of Dimethyl Azelate on the Cloud Point and Heat of Crystallization of Biodiesel

Andrew McMullen and Noel Morris
Andrew McMullen and Noel Morris

MemCare: Helping Detect Early Signs of Alzheimer’s


Brendon Michaelis
Brenden Michaelis

Computationally Modeling the Effects of Human Activity on Surface Water Systems

Rebecca Milano
Rebecca Milano

Northampton Bridge Fragility Analysis

Eric Reid
Eric Reid

False Data Injection in Scalar Feedback systems

Michelle Sanabria
Michelle Sanabria

Biomechanical characterization of Ebola virus-host cell interaction


Adam Smiechowski
Adam Smiechowski

Real-Time Machine Learning For Symbols Recognition on Android Devices

Brandon Smith
Brandon Smith

Robot Navigation Using a Brain-Computer Interface

Joshua Webb
Joshua Webb

Inhibition of Bacterial Toxin Activity by the Nuclear Stain, Drug 5

Elizabeth Weiler
Elizabeth Weiler
(Honorable Mention)
Designer enzymes for broad-spectrum digestion of polysaccharides


Campbell Weyland and Wenxin Ye
Campbell Weyland and Wenxin Ye

Development of Nutrient-Rich Crystals from Wastewater for the Fortification of Compost

Kan Wu
Kan Wu

3D Printed Biopsy Cassettes for Wide-field OCT Imaging of Biological Samples

Michael Yust
Michael Yust

As-built verification and condition assessment of Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) and Geosynthetic-Reinforced Soil (GRS) Retaining Structures using 3D Point Cloud Data