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Awards for Research in Engineering and Science (ARES)

Fall 2015 Projects

Student Project Title Institution

Samantha Bisel

Determining an Algal Species and Nutrient Regime for Optimal Population Density Great Falls College- MSU

Melissa Blauvelt

Effects of Light Wavelengths on Synechococcus Growth Flathead Valley Community College
Taymee Brandon Purification and Characterization of Bromocresol Purple for Spectrophotometric Seawater Alkalinity Measurements

The University of Montana- Missoula

Tucker Downs

Cloud Computing Weather Models Rocky Mountain College

Dylan Gross

Analyzation of absolute photoionization cross sectional data of Rb4+ The University of Montana- Missoula

Erin Henry

Bioremediation for a Better Flathead Flathead Valley Community College

Mallory Kelley

Tumorigenic Retroviruses in Montana Fish Populations Rocky Mountain College

Kyle Montgomery

Synechococcus Growth, Examination of the Role of Light Spectra Flathead Valley Community College

Levin Mullaney

Model and High Powered Rocketry Staging Abort Montana Tech

Michael Vigers

Mechanical Properties of Extracellular Components in Bacillus subtilis Montana State University - Bozeman

Savannah Whitfield

Studying Structure and Function of ybgL; an E. Coli protein of unknown function University of Montana - Missoula

MiKalley Williams

Biosurfactants: Growth and Applications in Polar Regions and Space Frontiers Montana State University - Bozeman

 

Spring 2015 Projects

Student Project Title Institution

Meghan Benda

Synthesis of a novel blue light-emitter for use in OLED’s Carroll College
Amy Bump Isolation and characterization of potential allelochemicals from Russian olive

Rocky Mountain College

Hank Frank

An Investigation of the Chemistry of Atmospheric Ozone Using Cavity Ringdown Spectroscopy Montana State University - Billings

Nick Glynos

An Ethnomycological Survey of Pleurotus ostreatus Flathead Valley Community College

Todd Larson

Scalability of Algae Photobioreactor for Support of Education in S.T.E.M. Fields Great Falls College - MSU

 

Fall 2014 Projects

Student Project Title Institution

Colton Baquet

Developing a lighter-than-air winged aircraft Missoula College
Meghan Benda Synthesis of a novel blue light-emitter for use in OLED’s

Carroll College

Margaret Eisen

Mycobacterium tuberculosis Resistance to PZA University of Great Falls

Hank Frank

An Investigation of the Chemistry of Atmospheric Ozone Using Cavity Ringdown Spectroscopy Montana State University - Billings

Zoe Glasser Breeding

Cyanobacteria The Good, The Bad, The Beautiful Flathead Valley Community College

Aubree Honcoop

An Investigation of Ozone using Cavity Ringdown Spectroscopy Montana State University - Billings

Erin Legel

The effect of core stretching frequency on lower back pain in adults University of Great Falls

Cory Monroe

Developing a lighter-than-air winged aircraft Missoula College

 

Spring 2014 Projects

Student Project Title Institution

Alyssa Carlson

Synthesis and Study of Conjugated Carbazole Derivatives for Potential Use in Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLEDs) Carroll College
Kaloni Heggen Using Mycelium Fungus in Bioremediation Removal of Escherichia coli from Water

University of Great Falls

Victoria Kong

Developing Combinatorial Techniques to Reproducibly Synthesize Metal Oxide Semiconductor Thin Films for the Efficient Photoelectrolysis of Water Carroll College

Elizabeth Mullins

Identification of potential targets of a Grr1p dependent SCF ubiquitin ligase complex in pathogenic fungi Montana State University - Billings

 

Fall 2013 Projects

Student Project Title Institution

Alyssa Carlson

Synthesis and Study of Conjugated Carbazole Derivatives for Potential Use in Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLEDs) Carroll College

Michael Hunt

Speckle Imaging Flathead Valley Community College
Cory Lovec Studying Ozone Chemistry Utilizing Cavity Ringdown Spectroscopy

MSU - Billings

Ksenia Lynch

Chemical advantages and invasion success in Russian olive (Elaeagnus angustifolia) Rocky Mountain College

Laurel Sugden

Developing zinc-air fuel cells for use in electric vehicles Flathead Valley Community College

 

Spring 2013 Projects

Student Project Title Institution

James Grisez

Building a Solar Spectrograph Flathead Valley Community College

Jessica Hayes

Understanding Cloud Point Extraction by Measurement of Zeta and Surface Potentials of Mixed Micelles Rocky Mountain College
Myunghoon Kim Synthesis and Study of a Novel Family of Conjugated Organic Compounds with Potential Applications in Organic Light-Emitting Diodes (OLEDs) Carroll College
Cory Lovec Investigation of the Room Temperature Solid Matrix Luminescence Spectroscopy of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Sugar Glasses

MSU - Billings

Tanner Morrison

Building a Solar Spectrograph Flathead Valley Community College

Hyla Thompson

Understanding Cloud Point Extraction by Measurement of Zeta and Surface Potentials of Mixed Micelles Rocky Mountain College

Brennan Zotovich

Brinkley Dynamic Response Index Applied To Motor Vehicle Accidents Rocky Mountain College

 

Fall 2012 Projects

Student Project Title Institution

Leland Fabel

Building a Solar Spectrograph Flathead Valley Community College

James Grisez

Building a Solar Spectrograph Flathead Valley Community College
Myunghoon Kim Synthesis and Study of a Novel Family of Conjugated Organic Compounds with Potential Applications in Organic Light-Emitting Diodes (OLEDs) Carroll College
Cory Lovec Investigation of the Room Temperature Solid Matrix Luminescence Spectroscopy of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Sugar Glasses

MSU - Billings

Tanner Morrison

Building a Solar Spectrograph Flathead Valley Community College
Melinda Obritschkewitsch How does the litter of a non-native species influence the activity of soil microbes?

Rocky Mountain College

Brittany Robbins Natural Protein: Your Health and Your Energy University of Great Falls

 

Spring 2012 Projects

Student Project Title Institution
Matthew Barton Two-Photon Thermally Assisted Laser Induced Fluorescence of Sodium

MSU - Billings

Steven Barton Thermally Assisted Two-Photon Laser-Induced Fluorescence of Atomic Sodium MSU - Billings
Kelly Donin Investigation of impact tolerance models for humans undergoing extended acceleration Rocky Mountain College

Bradley Gwaltney

Geometry, Kinematics and Timing of Deformation in the Snowy shear Zone, Northern Absaroka Range Southwest Montana Rocky Mountain College
Dan Kirkpatrick Using Cavity Ringdown Spectroscopy to Measure Ozone Concentration MSU - Billings
Ian McKay Human Atmospheric Entry Rocky Mountain College
Richard Schular Two-Photon Thermally Assisted Laser Induced Fluorescence of Sodium MSU - Billings
Michael Wardell Measuring Ozone Concentration Using Cavity Ringdown Spectroscopy MSU - Billings

 

Fall 2011 Projects

Student Project Title Institution
Anne Ayre A Quantitative Analysis of Sediment Samples from Tiantai Basin, Zhejiang Province, China and Possible Implications for the Nature of Clutch Deposition Rocky Mountain College
Matthew Barton Thermally Assisted Two-Photon Laser-Induced Fluorescence of Atomic Sodium MSU - Billings
Steven Barton Thermally Assisted Two-Photon Laser-Induced Fluorescence of Atomic Sodium MSU - Billings
Benjamin Miller FVCC All Sky Sentinel Camera Flathead Valley Community College
Ryan Pearson FVCC All Sky Sentinel Camera Flathead Valley Community College
Richard Shular Thermally Assisted Fluorescence of Atomic Soldium to Determine Flame Temperature MSU - Billings

 

Spring 2011 Projects

Student Project Title Institution
Matthew Barton Two-Photon Laser Induced Fluorescence of Atomic Sodium MSU - Billings
Steven Barton Two-Photon Laser Induced Fluorescence of Atomic Sodium MSU - Billings
Bryan Petersonon
Two-Photon Laser Induced Fluorescence of Atomic Sodium MSU - Billings
Richard Shular Two-Photon Laser Induced Fluorescence of Atomic Sodium MSU - Billings
Frank Kestner Two-Photon Laser Induced Fluorescence of Atomic Sodium MSU - Billings

 

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