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Rochester Institute of Technology
Cordially invites you to attend the

13th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium
Friday, August 13, 2004

Featuring keynote address by
Dr. Sophie V. Vandebroek
Chief Engineer, Xerox Corporation
and Vice President of the Xerox Engineering Center (XEC),
which provides the tools and processes to develop global products and solutions.

Louise Slaughter Building, 2nd floor
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Includes Continental breakfast: 8:00 a.m.
Lunch and keynote address: 12:00 noon

The annual research symposium recognizes the outstanding work of undergraduates
studying in the following RIT colleges:
Kate Gleason College of Engineering
College of Science
College of Applied Science and Technology
B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences

We welcome students, parents, prospective students, professors, alumni, local high school
representatives and corporate friends to share in this full day of exciting presentations.

To guarantee your seat, kindly respond by July 30.
Email Brenda Mastrangelo at bkmsch@rit.edu
Call with questions at 585.475.2497

View or print the invitation [PDF]

Download the conference overview [PDF]

Titles and Authors:

CHEMISTRY

STUDIES TOWARD THE TOTAL SYNTHESIS OF THE CYTOTOXIC DIACETYLENE MONTIPORYNE E.
Ryan Walvoord and Christina Collison*

A DIHYDROXYIMIDE MODEL COMPOUND.
D. H. D. Koh and M. Illingsworth*

CREATION OF A MELLITIC ACID DIANHYDRIDE MODEL COMPOUND. J.Kohl and M. Illingsworth*

NUDIX HYDROLASES FROM MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS, POTENTIAL NOVEL ANTIBIOTIC TARGETS.
Sarah Denial, Chris Daley, and Suzanne O’Handley*

YZGD FROM P. THIAMINOLYTICUS AND NAGD FROM E. COLI, NOVEL ENZYMES OF A UNIQUE PHOSPHATASE FAMILY OF THE HALOACID DEHALOGENASE (HAD) SUPERFAMILY.
Isaac Tirrell, Chris Daley, Lyndsay McFarland, and Suzanne O’Handley*

STUDIES IN THE EPOXIDATION OF POLYBUTADIENE AND POLYISOPRENE.
Stephen E. Rieth and Thomas W. Smith*

RAFT POLYMERIZATON: SYNTHESIS OF RAFT AGENTS AND THEIR USE IN THE PREPARATION OF A STYRENE/ACRYLIC ACID BLOCK COPOLYMER.
Joe Lott and Thomas W. Smith*

CLOSED-LOOP LANDSCAPE IRRIGATION SYSTEM.
Adam Gutterman, Gerald A. Takacs and Roman Press*


MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

THE DESIGN AND TEST OF A CARBON NANOTUBE-BASED MICRO-FLOW SENSOR.
L.W. Barron, S. Paquette, T.T. Vo, and K.S.V. Santhanam*


PHYSICS

QUANTUM DOTS FOR a VOLTAICS.
J. Lucero, J. Wagner, A. Karam and R. Raffaelle*

SWNT ENHANCEMENT OF PEMFCs.
C. Schauerman, H. Ruf and R, Raffaelle*

OPTICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF SWNT COLLOIDAL SUSPENSIONS.
P. Denno, C. Evans, B. Landi, H. Ruf and R. Raffaelle*

SWNT/LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES.
N. Guggemos, C. Cress, H. Ruf and R. Raffaelle*


MICROELECTRONIC ENGINEERING
(Carries student names-advisors will be included later)


FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTORS WITH SCHOTTKY SOURCE/DRAIN JUNCTIONS.
ReinaldoVega


CAPACITANCE VOLTAGE ANALYSIS OF HIGH-K DIELECTRIC ON STRAINED SILICON.
Michael Latham


FABRICATION OF AIR BRIDGES.
Jay Cabacungan


DESIGN AND FABRICATION OF A MAGNETICALLY ACTUATED TORSIONAL BEAM TO STUDY MAGNETIC FIELDS.
Gary Fino

ELECTROPHORETIC DEPOSITION OF SPINEL FERRITES.
Gary Fino and Cody Washburn


ADHESION OPTIMIZATION OF ALUMINUM ON POLY-METHYL-METHACRYLATE.
George Woodruff


DEVELOPMENT OF A 3 TERMINAL NEGATIVE DIFFERENTIAL RESISTANCE DEVICE.
David Pawlik



IMAGING SCIENCE

CHARACTERIZATION OF THIN FILM RESOLUTION TARGETS FOR ULTRASOUND B-SCANNERS.
Jeffrey Meade and Maria Helguera*


BORESIGHT CALIBRATION OF THE WASP AIRBORNE MAPPING CAMERA
SYSTEM.
Jang Ho Park

SELECTIVE DEGRADATION OF AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY FOR HOMELAND
SECURITY.
May Arsenovic,


PLUS THREE MORE PAPERS ON REMOTE SENSING.

BIOLOGY

DETECTING POLYMORPHISMS IN GJA1, A CANDIDATE GENE FOR AGE-RELATED HEARING LOSS.
Ryan Kenneth. M. Susa, D. Newman* and K. Raish

STUDENTS OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE WILL ALSO HAVE PAPERS FOR PRESENTATION. AT THE MOMENT, THE TITLES ARE NOT AVAILABLE.



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