SNU Research Experience for Undergraduate Students to share in Summer 2009 research presentations

     The Southern Nazarene University (SNU) Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) students and faculty would like to invite you to the final research presentations for summer 2009.   Eight of our SNU students have spent the past 8 weeks involved in an intense science research experience on our campus.   Presentations are on Wednesday, July 1 at 9:50 a.m. in Science Room 102 (the large lecture hall). 

The REU presentation schedule is posted as follows:  

Final Presentation Schedule, Summer 2009 

Science Building, Room 102 (Science Pit) 


Wednesday, July 1, 2009 


9:30-9:50    Snacks 


9:50-10:00    Welcome remarks- Dr. Wantz and Dr. Bentley 


10:00-10:30    Treasures of the Night Sky: Making Astronomy Accessible to the Novice Learner - 

Alex Henderson 


10:30-11:00   Isolation of Cholesterol Esterase from Human Breast Milk - 

Spencer Whittenberg  


11:00-11:30   Synthesis of Chromophoric Esters for a Cholesterol Esterase Assay - 

Chesney Burgweger 


11:30-12:00  Investigations into a Physiologically Relevant Chromophoric Assay for 

Cholesterol Esterase - Laura Duce 


12:00-1:30 Pizza lunch for REU interns and faculty mentors 


1:30-2:00 A Survey of Abiotic Factors and Coliform Bacteria Abundance in Oklahoma City's 

Lake Hefner - Brad Sablatura 


2:00-2:30   An Antibiotic Resistance Survey and Integron Gene Analysis of Bacterial 

Populations Collected from Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City - Robby Jackson 


2:30–3:00 The Effects of the Bethany Waste Water Treatment Facility on Abiotic Factors 

and Coliform Colony Counts in Bluff Creek, Oklahoma - Dante Campbell 


3:00-3:30   A Survey of Coliform Antibiotic Resistance and Class I Integrons from an 

Oklahoma City Waste Water Treatment Facility -Trae Beasler 


3:30  Closing remarks 


SNU NASA Director: Dr. Kenneth Wantz 

Faculty Research Mentors: Dr. Caroline Bentley, Dr. Daryl Cox, Dr. Lisa Crow, Dr. Nancy Halliday,  

Dr. Wesley Hanson, Dr. Dennis Siegfried, Dr. Mark Winslow 

The presentations are free and open to the public.