NMU McNair Scholars Present Research

The McNair Symposium will take place from noon to 3 p.m Friday, Sept. 1, in Mead Auditorium in the West Science Building. Students in the McNair Scholars Program will give presentations about research projects they conducted this summer on campus, research fellowships on other campuses and off-campus internships. The summer research internship is a central feature of the McNair Scholars Program.

The schedule of presentations follows:

Noon, Kimberly Snell – Psychology, Chatrine-Irin Johannessen – Psychology Research Advisor: Dr. Mounia Ziat – Psychology – NMU
Cutaneous Rabbit Illusion

12:30 p.m. Jarryd Horn – Physics
Research Advisor: Dr. P.W. Mengyan – Physics – NMU Characterizing the Mu purity in Anatase Titanium Dioxide

12:45 p.m. Ted Roper – Fisheries and Wildlife
Research Advisor: Dr. Alan Rebertus – Biology – NMU
Effects of caribou browsing on flora and soil properties in the boreal forests of the Slate Islands Provincial Park

1 p.m. Aaron Lewkowicz – Clinical Laboratory Sciences
Research Advisor: Dr. Aleksandar Denic - Nephrology & Hypertension - Mayo Clinic Predictors of Nephron Size in Healthy Living Kidney Donors and Nephrectomy Patients with Comorbidities

1:15 p.m. Margaret Hartman – Fisheries and Wildlife
Research Advisor: Mr. Mark Romanski – Natural Resources – Natl. Park Service Snowshoe Hare Density at Isle Royale National Park

1:30 p.m. Brittney Moore – Biology
Research Advisor: Dr. Jennifer Jezylo – Biology – NMU Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome

1:45 p.m. Ashley Adzima – Physics
Research Advisor: Dr. Sedat Goluoglu – Nuclear Physics – University of Florida University of Florida SURF program research

2 p.m. Alysa Kilpela – Nursing
Research Advisor: Katherine Menard – Nursing – NMU
An Exploration of the Relationship between Stress, Physical Activity, and Sleep Patterns in Baccalaureate Nursing Students

2:15 p.m. Biidaaban Reinhardt – Physics – Native American Studies
Research Advisor: Dr. Sarah Mittlefehldt – EEGS – NMU
Barriers to Developing Renewable Energy Systems within Tribal Communities: A Case Study of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community

2:30 p.m. Ryan Peterson – Anthropology
Research Advisor: Mr. Seth DePasqual – Cultural Resources – Natl. Park Service Cultural Resources Management Internship on Isle Royale National Park

2:45 p.m. Shelby Nguyen – Nursing
Research Advisor: Dr. Valerie Hedges – Biology – MSU Sexual Dimorphism in TMEM35 



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