2019 University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum

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Thank you to all the undergraduate students and their faculty mentors for representing Biosystems Engineering in the 2019 University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum on April 5th. Each student presented their research, answered audience questions, and received feedback from judges. To view more information about each of the projects, click here (page numbers are listed with each project below).

 

  • Selection of the Feedstock Sources for Co-Digestion with Biosolids by Matt Wholihan, mentored by Steven Safferman and Umesh Adhikari, pg 87
  • Developing Rapid Methods of DNA Extraction for Biosensing Approaches by Nick Saba, mentored by Evangelyn Alocilja and Saad Sharief, pg 31
  • Monitoring Water Quality using Magnetic Nanoparticles by Zach Tonnerre, mentored by Evangelyn Alocilja, pg 81
  • Optimization of Antimicrobial Film Synthesis by Tess Cannon and Raymond Lesiyon, mentored by Evangelyn Alocilja, pg 91
  • Visual Test for Rapid Detection of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacterial Strains by Emma Dester, mentored by Evangelyn Alocilja, pg 91
  • Creating a Risk Model For Nosocomial Listeriosis in Cancer Patients Who Consume Ready-to-Eat Salad by Carly Gomez, mentored by Bradley Marks, pg 112
  • Examining the Effect of Typical Agricultural Medications in an Aquatic Environment by Caleb Wendt, Hannah Snyder, Eliza Turnage, Sydney Janssen, and Lauren Kaltz, mentored by Steve Marquie, Steven Safferman, and Georgia Peterson, pg 13
  • GMO vs. NON GMO Kale: Comparison of Growth Pattern by Narinda Randriamiarintsoa and Miriam Kaburu, mentored by Steve Safferman, Steve Marquie, and Georgia Peterson, pg 114
  • Food Processing Effect on Fatty Acids Profile of Most Consumed Products in USA by Nama Naseem, mentored by Lisaura Maldonado and Ilce Medina Meza, pg 113
  • Evaluating the Exposure Related to Foods Containing Cholesterol Oxidation Products Using Dietary Intake Modeling by Esha Jain, mentored by Jade Mitchell, pg 85
  • Sustainable Nematode Control Strategies in Cucurbits by Lauren Rodriguez, mentored by Kristin Poley and Marisol Quintanilla Tornel, pg 8
  • Dairy Cattle and Preventative Health Considerations by Eliza Turnage and Hannah Snyder, mentored by Steven Safferman, pg 11
  • Chemically-Modified Biochar as Phosphorus Sorption Media in Agricultural Tile Drain Water by Kiran Lantrip, mentored by Steven Safferman, pg 86
  • Nano-Engineered Sorption Media to Remove Soluble Phosphorus in Agricultural Tile Drain Water by Megan Curtin and Jessica Hauda, mentored by Steven Safferman, pg 88
  • Treatment of Winery Wasterwater by a Vertical Flow Constructed Wetland for Nitrogen Removal by Rachelle Crow, mentored by Steven Safferman and Katelyn Skornia, pg 88
  • Removal of Carbon Dioxide with Nitrogen Gas in Cucumber Fermentation by Aleah Hahn, mentored by Steven Safferman, Corinne Zeeff, and Anna Raschke, pg 89
  • Removal of Phosphorus from Michigan Winery Wastewater by Brynn Chesney, mentored by Steven Safferman and Katelyn Skornia, pg 94
  • Optimizing Water Use in MI Food Processing Facilities by Anna Raschke, mentored by Steven Safferman, pg 101