MARQUETTE -- Ten Northern Michigan University students recently attended the 14th Annual Argonne Symposium for Undergraduates in Science, Engineering and Mathematics. It was held at Argonne National Laboratories in Chicago. The trip was sponsored by the NMU physics department and physics club.

The symposium provided an opportunity for undergraduates to interact, discuss and learn about research being done by their peers at other institutions. The NMU delegation also had an opportunity to tour the Advanced Photon Source, the highest-energy x-ray source in the United States; and ATLAS, the Argonne Tandem Linear Accelerator System.

The following NMU students made presentations at the symposium based on research they conducted at NMU or on summer internships at other universities:

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  Jeanean Ghering, a biochemistry major from Fenton, Mich., presented “Chemical Signaling between Black Locust and Soil Bacteria” and “Development of an Isolation and Purification Protocol for the Podospora Anserina Aox Protein.”

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  Micha Kilburn, a physics major from Evansville, Ind., presented “Sensitivity of Light Cluster and Nucleon Yields on Asymmetry Energy.”

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 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  Ali Picking, a physics major from Grayslake, Ill., presented “Electromagnetism with Broken Rotational Symmetry.”

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  Lisa Scott, a chemistry major from Mosinee, Wis., presented “Structure of the Catalyst which Degalogenates PCBS.”

Prepared By
Kristi Evans
News Director