Spring 2018 Projects

Student Project Title Institution
Joseph Bailey Pix4D Project University of Montana - Missoula
Mauri Erickson Viral Causes of Fish Tumors in Montana Waterways Rocky Mountain College
Anders Hanson Radiosonde Telemetry Package Carriage University of Montana - Missoula
Frankie Johnston Isolating and Determing the Potency of the Probiotics Present in Kombucha Tea Great Falls College - MSU
Jarred Kvamme Using Nest-Site Selection Preference from Multivariate Analyses to Implement a Nesting Behavioral Model for Goshawks and Estimate Breeding Habitat in Southwest Montana  University of Montana - Western
Julien Prevot Categorizing Wind Variations in the Missoula Valley University of Montana - Missoula
Carter Webber Commissioning the Scanning Photoionization Microscopy Lab at the University of Montana  University of Montana - Missoula

 

Fall 2017 Projects

Student Project Title Institution
Zoe Benedict Thermal and Environmental Barrier Coatings (TEBC)on SiC Montana State University - Bozeman 
Katie Chamberlain A Kicked Frequency-Domain Waveform Approximant and Constraints on Black Hole Kicks Montana State University - Bozeman
Dakota Chapman Improved Quadrant Photodiode Detector Montana State University - Bozeman
Clarissa DeLeon Improving Spatial Intelligence Through Minecraft Montana State University - Bozeman
Erin Dockins Construction of a Ti:sapphire ultrafast laser for use with a Streak Camera to Study ZnTe nanowires Montana State University - Bozeman
Mauri Erickson  Viral Causes of Fish Tumors in Montana Waterways Rocky Mountain College
John Gaddis Electrical System for a Radiation Tolerant Reconfigurable Computer System Montana State University - Bozeman
Callum Gannon Development of Flight Termination System for High Altitude Balloons Montana State University - Bozeman
Jaxen Godfrey Examining Change in Planetary Boundary Layer Height during the Total Solar Eclipse over South-East Wyoming Montana State University - Bozeman
Harrison Gott Black Hole Shadows: Modeling Potential Images of Stellar-Mass Shadows Montana State University - Bozeman
Tristan Gray Characterization of Optical Nano-Polarizers using a Broadband Spectral System Montana State University - Bozeman
Madeline Kelly Thermal Evolution of Hyperon-Mixed Neutron Stars and Magnetars Montana State University - Bozeman
Jarred Kvamme Multivariate Analysis of Goshawk Nest Site Parameters and Selection Preferences for Western Montana Habitat Assessment under Current Fire Disturbances University of Montana - Western
Robert Nerem Laser Spectroscopy of Eu3+ at 405 nm for Quantum Information Applications Montana State University - Bozeman
Cody Norberg Modeling Surface Mass Load Displacements along the Cascadia Subduction Zone University of Montana - Missoula
Timothy Olsen Developing a Method for Dreeze Drying Microbial Loaded Hydrogels Montana State University - Bozeman
Ilaya Payne Motorize Scorpion FS Tricycle Great Falls College - MSU
John Ryter Investigation of Oxidation-Reduction Cycling on Aluminum Titanate-Doped Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Anode Materials  Montana State University - Bozeman
Joel Seeley Investigation of Hybrid Coatings for Hot Corrosion Protection in Coal Fired Boilers Montana State University - Bozeman
Gabriel Van Dalsem RadSat-g Montana State University - Bozeman
Carter Webber Commissioning the Scanning Photoionization Microscopy Lab at the University of Montana University of Montana - Missoula
Mark Young NMR Investigation of the Microstructure of Ice-Regolith Systems Montana State University - Bozeman

 

Spring 2017 Projects

Student Project Title Institution
Jillian Brown Carbon Cycle Education: Corals as a Case Study Flathead Valley Community College
Nate Burman Visible Light Driven Carbon-Carbon Bond Formation in 2-Thienyl Groups Carrol College
Bridget Creel Characterization and genome sequencing of Acaryochloris marina: understanding the evolution of unusual far-red light and photosynthesis University of Montana - Missoula
Mackenzie Dwoznik  3D Printed Telescope using Raspberry Pi controls Great Falls College - MSU 
Mauri Erickson Genetic Screening for Hydrogen Producing Algae  Rocky Mountain College
Ryan Foley Design of a One-Step Integrated Motor Casing Montana Tech
Patrick Krebs Cavity Ringdown Sprectroscopy Method for Determining Ozone Benzene reactions Montana State University - Billings
Levin Mullaney AirCore Control System Montana Tech
Noah Oloff Examination of Soil-Plant-Microbe Interactions in Two Saline, Alkaline Lake Basins in the Upper Yellowstone River Watershed Rocky Mountain College
Daniel Olsen Massive Analysis of Land Surface Temperature Mean, Variance, and Coherence University of Montana- Missoula
Lauren Palys Synthesis of Blue Light Emitting Molecules with Applications in OLED Technology Carroll College
Shane Spurlock Oncogenic Retroviruses in Montana Fish Species Rocky Mountain College

 

Fall 2016 Projects

Student Project Title Institution

Katherine Chamberlain

Gravitational Wave Tests of Modified Gravity with Future Space and Ground-based Detectors

Montana State University - Bozeman

Thomas Colligan

Investigating the Capabilities of GPS for Kinematic Analysis on a High Altitude Balloon

University of Montana - Missoula

Patrick Demaree

Ectomycorrhizal Fungi and Plant Carbon Dynamics

University of Montana - Missoula
Mauri Erickson

Genetic Screening for Hydrogen Producing Algae

Rocky Mountain College

Ryan Foley

Design of a One-Step Integrated Motor Casing

Montana Tech

Ayla Grandpre

Borealis Ballooning Software Expansion and Landing Prediction

Rocky Mountain College

Emily Hultin

Characterization of Antarctic Algae for Biofuel Potential 

Montana State University - Bozeman

Jarred Kvamme

Using a Stochastic Individual-Based Model to Analyze the Population Viability of Goshawks in Southwestern Montana

University of Montana - Western

Samantha Lucara

Investigation of the Effects of 5% Hydrogen Gas Reduction versus Pure Hydrogen Gas Reduction on the Anode of a Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC)

Montana State University - Bozeman

Anthony Monterrosa

 Borealis Balloon Data Streams and Landing Predictions Rocky Mountain College

Levin Mullaney

AirCore Control System Montana Tech

Jen Oaks

Near Space Atmospheric Measurements Great Falls College - MSU

Taylor Oeschger

Application of Laser Etching and 3D Printed Polymers for Modeling Ice Vein Habitats

Montana State University - Bozeman

Daniel Olsen

Massive Analysis of Land Surface Temperature Mean, Variance, and

Coherence

University of Montana - Missoula

Hanna Showers

Rheological and atomic force microscopy investigation of carotenoid pigmented Antarctic bacteria

Montana State University - Bozeman

Abigale Snortland

Investigation of Aluminum Titanate Doped Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Anodes

Montana State University - Bozeman

Shane Spurlock 

Oncogenic Retroviruses in Montana Fish Species Rocky Mountain College

Anna Teintze

Retrofit of MOSES Experiment Subsystems

Montana State University - Bozeman

Ryan Thompson

Applying Techniques from Topological Data Analysis on a Celestial Data Set: The Bigger Picture

Montana State University - Bozeman

Daniel Wigle

Relationships between plume volcanism, grabens, and elevated features on Mars and Earth Flathead Valley Community College

 Spring 2016 Projects

Student Project Title Institution

Kim Lantrip

Lynx in the Lost Trail Wildlife Refuge? Using DNA Barcoding to Identify Wildlife Species

Flathead Valley Community College

Solange Martin

ANTIBIOTIC POTENTIAL OF LICHENS, BRYOPHYTES AND PTERIDOPHYTES Flathead Valley Community College
Erin McGowan Bioremediation for a Better Flathead

The University of Montana Western

William Pardis

The Method and Manufacture of a Spectrophotometric pH Sensor to Further Understand Ocean Acidification

Flathead Valley Community College

Savannah Whitfield

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

Daniel Wigle

Optimizing Nodularia Growth Conditions Flathead Valley Community College

MiKalley Williams

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

Matthew Yaeger

Relationships between plume volcanism, grabens, and elevated features on Mars and Earth Montana State University - Bozeman

 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

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