Conference NewsIllinois Skyway Collegiate Conference

Published: April 24, 2017

2017 Skyway STEM Poster Competition results

The Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference hosted its annual STEM Poster Competition April 21 at Elgin Community College.

Winners in the four categories included:

Biology
1st Place: Joshua Stewart, Oakton Community College
pH and the Affects of Biofilm Formation with Pseudomonas Aeruginosa

2nd Place: Nicolas Barrios, Waubonsee Community College
Various Antimicrobial Agents Compared for Antimicrobial Inhibition Using Several Bacterial Species

3rd Place: Lea Stemplewski, College of Lake County
The Relationship Between Non-Dominant Hand Grip Strength and Coordination

Environmental Biology
1st Place: Victor Abrego, College of Lake County
Antibacterial and Antifungal Activity of Sweet Basil and Hot Peppers

2nd Place: Ronald Manual, Giscela Carrillo & Adil Jahangir, Elgin Community College
The Effects of Burning the ECC Prairie

3rd Place: Frida Meraz, Elgin Community College
The Effects of Anthropogenic Fire on Biodiversity in Tallgrass Prairies

Engineering
1st Place: Hardy Adjunta, Anthony Dudlo & Jonathan Weidner, Moraine Valley Community College
Clearing Up Space! Designing a CubeSat Mission to Remove Nonfunctional Satellites from Orbit

2nd Place: Stephanie Grasse, Allison Gardner, Joseph Roche & Brandon Willis, Moraine Valley Community College
Analysis of Renewable Energy Resource Applications to Operate a Smart Watch

3rd Place: Jordan Murray, Moraine Valley Community College
Gait Pattern of Quadrupedal Robots

3rd Place: Justin Badua, College of Lake County
Developing and Designing a More Ergonomic Computer Keyboard

Physical Science
1st Place: Asija Watson & Britney Romano, Prairie State College
Synthesis, Characterization and Antimicrobial Activity of Silver Nanaparticles

2nd Place: Gary Rathbone & Andrew Severs, Prairie State College
Rankings of Harmonic Numbers when Ordered with Logarithms

3rd Place: David Solomon, Morton College
Deuterium Recovery

3rd Place: Cameron Conner, Chris Henning, Natalie Bruns, Dillon Tinsley & Adam Burke, McHenry County College
Artificial Intelligence Approach for Finding Exoplanets in Astrophysics Data Sets