CONTACT: GARY GALLUZZO
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0009; fax (319) 384-0024
UI hosts Iowa Junior Science and Humanities Symposium Feb. 19-20
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- (Student name) of (hometown/high school) will present
a paper titled (title of presentation) at the 37th annual Iowa Junior Science
and Humanities Symposium Feb. 19-20 at the University of Iowa and the Iowa
City Holiday Inn.
The symposium, featuring 16 student research presentations, is being
held by the Iowa Secondary Student Training Office for some 250 Iowa high
school students and 30 teachers. Symposium keynote speakers will be Jeffrey
Murray, professor of pediatrics in the UI College of Medicine, who will
speak on "Human Genetics Challenges for Science and Ethics";
C. Marvin Lang, professor of chemistry, University of Wisconsin, speaking
on "The Elements of Leadership Chemical Demonstrations with
a Theme"; and Michael Burke, UI junior majoring in industrial engineering,
who will address, "Looking Toward College and Beyond."
Student participants will tour UI science research laboratories where
presentations are planned in biomedical engineering, the biological sciences,
chemical and biochemical engineering, computer science, dental research,
hydraulic engineering, physics and astronomy and many other areas. The
symposium is coordinated by the UI in cooperation with the U.S. Army Research
Office, the Office of Naval Research, the Air Force Office of Scientific
Research and the Academy of Applied Science, Inc.
EDITOR: Student presenters are listed alphabetically by hometown.
ALGONA: Carl Clark, Algona High, The Imperfect Tree: Utilization of Canker;
Algona High, Color > Phytochrome and Bean Yield.
CEDAR RAPIDS: Erika Sorensen, Washington High School, Phytoremediation
DAVENPORT: Jennifer Ray, Davenport Central High, Effects of Chlorhexidine
Acetate on Streptococcus mutan Biofilm; Allison Schebler, Davenport
High, The Effects of Acidity on Plant Pathogen Resistance.
DES MOINES: Eustace Spaine, Dowling High, Determination of the Diffusion
Bovine Serum Albumin (BSA) in Aqueous Media.
ELGIN: Carol Fassbinder, Valley Community High, Perillyl Acetate and
Monoterpenoids as Possible Controls for the Varroa jacobsoni, a
FARMINGTON: Blake Forsythe, Harmony High, Aeronautics The Science
FORT DODGE: Ashwin Srinivas, Fort Dodge High, Development of a Surface-Acoustic-Wave
Microsensor Array for the Detection of Perchloroethylene in Drinking Water.
IOWA CITY: Imelda Turner, Iowa City West High, Orbital Algorithm for Space
MANCHESTER: Gretchen McDowell, West Delaware High, Using Spectroscopy
Diagnosis, of Colonic Tissue.
MONTROSE: Kaitlyn Dodd, Central Lee High, Chevron Phase II; Jason Weirather,
Lee High, Simulation and Comparison of Coded Digital Signals.
ORIENT: David Barnett, Orient-Macksburg Community High, Ions for Aircraft?
STUART: Anna Wilhelm, West Central High, Bacillus thuringiensis: Comparing
Effectiveness of Full-Length and Truncated CRY 1F Protein Toxin.
WEST DES MOINES: Katherine Ann Homan, Valley High, Analysis of the Crystallinity
and Selectivity of Poly(vinyl alcohol) Membranes.