This project describes the investigation of marine cyanobacteria collected from the Red Sea with an emphasis on the identification and prioritization of biologically active fractions for future purification and molecular structure elucidation of medicinally relevant secondary metabolites.
Five crude extracts of taxonomically unidentified Red Sea cyanobacteria supplied by Egyptian collaborators...
Wave energy has a promising future, especially for the Pacific Northwest, and Oregon, pioneering the way to meet Oregon’s goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025. The project represents a significant ability to harness the untapped potential energy of ocean waves, and maintains the potential to replace standard power sources...
Farmers rely almost exclusively on the imported European honeybee (Apis mellifera L.) for fruit and vegetable crop pollination services. The recent decline in honeybee health has underscored he danger of relying on a single species to provide vital services. Increasing pollinator biodiversity with native bees may provide biological insurance against...
The World Health Organization (WHO) defines female genital cutting (FGC) as “all procedures
that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, or other injury to the female
genital organs for non-medical reasons” (WHO, 2010). This practice has existed in Africa for
thousands of years, but over the...
Part 1: A Diels-Alder Approach to the Synthesis of Novel Analogues of the Natural
Due to the prevalence of biaryl motifs in natural product synthesis, the Carter
research group has been exploring the utility of a Diels-Alder approach to biaryl
synthesis. The Diels-Alder approach involves a [4+2] cycloaddition...
The production of the fullerene C60 and its emerging applications in consumer
products imply its ultimate release to the environment. Due to the molecule’s relative
novelty, the aqueous characteristics of C60 have not been fully assessed, though it may
potentially harm human or ecological health. C60 is highly insoluble in...
For several years researchers have investigated how teachers’ beliefs
impact a classroom. Equally important to consider when striving to improve
education are the beliefs held by the students. College Algebra is an important
class for many collegiate students, and gaining an insight into their beliefs about
mathematics and desires for...
The Capacitive Touch Children’s Guitar is a fully functional electronic toy demonstrating
an application of Cypress Semiconductor’s CapSense touch sensing technology. It was
developed as a senior design project by myself and two other engineering students. I was
responsible for the guitar’s LED lights, main microcontroller and sound storage and...
Due to the many advances in the areas of biotechnology and medicine, the need for long-
term storage and stabilization of biological materials is rapidly increasing. The field of
biopreservation is attempting to address these issues by finding ways to maintain the integrity and
functionality of proteins, cells, and organs...
Females more commonly injure their anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in
athletics than do males. Despite many studies researching anatomical, neuromuscular,
and hormonal causes, the predisposing risk factors behind this occurrence are currently
unknown. This study compared 5 females who had injured their ACL to 15 healthy
females concentrating on three...