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Skyway Conference STEM Poster Contest

Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference STEM Poster Competition
April 25, 2014
Morton College

Biology
First Place: Ammar Elmajdoub and Julia Prieto of Oakton Community College
“The Allelopathic Properties of the Invasive Species Rhamnus cathartica and its Inhibitory Effects on Tomato Seed Germination”

Second Place: Alan Mitchell of Prairie State College
“Genetic Variances Accountable for Increased Pathogenicity of the Human Influenza Virus”

Third Place: Erin Johnston and Marisa Ascencio of Waubonsee Community College
“Bacterial Resistance to Antibiotics”

Chemistry
First Place: Michael Nazario and Arianna Bello of McHenry County College
An Investigation of the 2012 Fish Depopulation in Wildflower Lake

Second Place (tie): Dustin Dunigan of Prairie State College
The Use of Emission Spectrophotometer to Test the Purity of Household Drinks and Substances”

Second Place (tie): Daniel Eichler and Diana Demarchi of Prairie State College
“Spectroscopic Characterization of Metal Binding to Animo Acids and Proteins”

Third Place: Israel Tapia-Paramo, Ariel Ruiz and Edgardo Infante of Morton College
“Petroleum Coke (Pet-Coke) and its Effects on a Freshwater Environment”

Engineering
First Place: Armando Rodriguez, Leno Neri and Gerald Healy III of Moraine Valley Community College
The Effects of Angles of Incidence of Solar Rays on the Performance of Solar Panels”

Second Place: Andrew Meyer and Aaron Gonzalez of Waubonsee Community College
Maximizing Solar Energy Output

Third Place: Inamullah Sharif, Nagasuryarama Vegesna, Azher Gandhi and Mahavish Mahmood of Oakton Community College
NASA Robotics Mining

Physics/Earth Science/Mathematics/Computers
First Place: Angelo Niqula, Yousef Abdulla, Sungjun Park, Timothy Szymanski and Anthony Dudlo of Moraine Valley Community College
Principles of Acoustic Fire Suppression Accounting for Variable Frequency, Intensity and Distance”

Second Place: Eliza Ikiz and Szymon Koszarek of Moraine Valley Community College
Testing Sympathetic Vibration Frequency on a Guitar”

Third Place: Osvaldo Arroyo of Waubonsee Community College
Hydrogeology of Waubonsee Community College Wetland”

SKYWAY STEM POSTER CONTEST
OAKTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Friday, April 12, 2013
SKYWAY STEM POSTER COMPETITION RESULTS
Spring 2013

CHEMISTRY
1st Place
Preparation and Development of Novel Diaminomaleonitrile-Derived Porpyrazine Photosensitizers

Oakton Community College
Kenneth Gore, Hyun Lee, and Elina Golsteyn

2nd Place
Preparation of Biodiesel Surrogates by Stereoselective Hydrogenation of 3 Alkynoates

Oakton Community College
Miae Lee, An Lam and Min Ho Lee

3rd Place
The Reactions of Sucralose in the Presence of Emulsifiers

McHenry County College
Alejandra Hernandez

PHYSICAL SCIENCE, PHYSICS, ENGINEERING AND MATHEMATICS
1st Place
Lovie Smith, NFL and Separating Hyperplanes (Mathematics)

Prairie State College
Timothy Colin Dannels

2nd Place
Environmental Sensor (Engineering)

Oakton Community College
Hsiang-Yi Tseng

3rd Place
The Effects of Hydrophilic and Hydrophobic Interactions on Melting (Physical Science)

Moraine Valley Community College
Matt Dixon, Leah Stankus, Sara Dunn, David Dunn

LIFE SCIENCE AND EARTH SCIENCE

Tie 1st Place
Development of Three Dimensional Alginate Culture System for A549 Lung Cancer Cell Line
Tie 1st Place
Microarray Comparisons of Male and Female Brains
Oakton Community College
Nicholas Sielski, Leandro Brahimaj, Mariya Radkevich, Razina Hakimiyan
Prairie State College
Vikki Jones

2nd Place
Extinguishing Your Heartburn or Your Wallet?

Waubonsee Community College
Jonathan Richards

3rd Place
Antibiotic Susceptibility Testing in Staphylococcus aureus isolates from McHenry County College Employees

McHenry County College
Patricia Kusek and Tara Nathan

SKYWAY STEM POSTER WINNERS 2012
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Moraine Valley Community College hosted the 2012 STEM Contest on Friday, April 20, 2012.
Best in Show:
McHenry County College
Carla Scholpp and Dave Degrassi
"Nasal Carriage of Staphylococcus aureus and MRSA in the McHenry County College Biology Student Population"
Biological Sciences / Life Sciences Category:
Waubonsee Community College
1st Place:
Melissa Walker, "Herbal Remedies: Using the Scientific Method to Uncover Truth in the Myth"
2nd Place:
Lisa Booker, "Bird Size vs. Seed Size"
3rd Place:
Katheryn E. Billing, "Vermicompost: Eisenia fetida vs. Lumbrcus terrestris"
Earth Science / Physical Science / Chemistry Category:
Waubonsee Community College
1st Place: Hannah Dorn
"Mastodont Enviornments?: Answers Beneath the Surface"
Moraine Valley Community College

2nd Place: Carla McLaurin, Kaleb Elam, and Belissa Beltran
"Bottoms Up: Safety and Health Awareness Against Human Pathogen Residue During Toilet Use"
3rd Place: Ashley Morris and Tiwana S. Morrison
"Can a Common Food Additive Assist Coastal Communities During Environmental Disasters?"
Technology / Physica / Computer Science / Math / Engineering Catergory:
Moraine Valley Community College
1st Place: Alexander Papak, Ivan Chow, Johnson Chan, Kyriakos Anastasopoulos, Patrycja Guza, and Rohail Kidwai
"Sparking Simplicity: Constructing and Testing the Effects of Several Variables on the Performance of Lord Kelvin's Water Generator"
College of Lake County
2nd Place: Lori Brandon
"How Do You Improve Video Streaming Performance?"
Oakton Community College
3rd Place: Hardik Prajapati and John Kowols
"Microclimate Analysis of Oakton Community College Campus"

SKYWAY STEM POSTER WINNERS 2011

SKYWAY STEM POSTER WINNERS 2011

Biological Science
Oakton
1st: Effects of plant growth regulators on the inhibition of tomato seed germination by allelo chemicals in the berries of common buckthorns.

  • Kyle Vanden Bosch,
  • Agnieska Starzec
  • Jinu Thomas

Waubonsee
2nd: The Role of Shape and Color in Agonistic Behavior in Siamese Fighting Fish

  • Taylor Joray

Waubonsee
3rd: Using Different Temperatures to Measure the Rate of Cellular Respiration on Crickets

  • Candice Schickel

Math/Technologies
Prairie State
1st: A deeper look into the Bobo Sequence

  • Dan Clancy

Oakton
2nd: Solar Updraft Tower

  • John Kowols

College of Lake County
3rd: How does ATM provide support for real time applications?

  • Gerald Turner

Physical Science
Moraine Valley
1st: Are Pollutants More Likely to Enter the Water Table After Intense Rainstorms or Lasting Steady Rains?

  • Joseph Petriello
  • Marty Keske
  • Kathleen Clancy

Moraine Valley
2nd: Are There Safety Advantages to Odorless Acrylic Fingernail Products

  • Alicia Cook
  • Sharon Porte
  • Terri Schmidt

Moraine Valley
3rd: Safer Locations during a Nuclear Event

  • Alicia Henniger
  • Joel Serna
  • Mike Stevens
  • Angel Yanez
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