Colorado State University - Pueblo hosts first Graduate Works Symposium on April 12

Colorado State University - Pueblo hosts first Graduate Works Symposium on April 12
PUEBLO – Colorado State University-Pueblo will feature the work of select graduate students at the inaugural Graduate Works Symposium on April 12.  Graduate students majoring in biology, chemistry, engineering, English, and history will showcase their current research through oral and poster presentations from 2-6 p.m. in Library and Academic Resources Center (LARC) 108. Sponsored by the Regional Access to Graduate Education (RAGE) program and the Graduate Studies Board, the event is free and open to CSUP students, faculty, staff, and the public.
The symposium seeks a discussion and dissemination of scholarly ideas and a collaboration between CSU-Pueblo graduate students and the local community.
Oral presentation sessions are scheduled for 2-3 p.m., 3:30-4:30 p.m., and 5-6 p.m. in LARC 108.  Poster presentations will take place from 3-3:30 p.m. and 4:30-5 p.m. outside LARC 108, with posters available for viewing from 2-6 p.m.  A detailed schedule of students, hometowns, and topics follow.
For more information, visit the Graduate Works Symposium website or contact the symposium coordinator, Roy Jo Sartin, at 549-2855 or
Schedule for 2013 Graduate Works Symposium
Oral Session I: Creation & Use of Technology                   2-3 p.m.                         LARC 108
  • David Bemis, PUEBLO,  (Chemistry)
    • “Fabrication of Free-Standing, 3-D Metal Microstructures via Laser-Induced Aggregation"
  • Gulsevi Basar, TURKEY, (Engineering)
    • “Review of OSHA Requirements for Floor Coefficient of Friction”
  • Philipp Kreutzmann, PUEBLO, (Engineering)
    • “Usability Analysis of the Porsche North America Website”
Poster Session I: From Microorganisms to Outer Space               3-3:30 p.m.       outside LARC 108
  • Candace Walker, RYE,  (Biology) 
    • “Range Expansion of Three New Invasive Species in the Pueblo Reservoir, Colorado: water flea, Daphnia lumholtzi (G. O. Sars, 1885); calanoid copepod, Eurytemora affinis (Poppe, 1880); and freshwater bryozoan, Lophopodella carteri (Hyatt, 1865)”
  • Sofy Shrestha, NEPAL, (Biology)
    • “Influence of Genetic Polymorphism and Lead Exposure: A Case Study in Children in Pueblo, Colorado”
  • Brian Keller, PUEBLO WEST, (Engineering)
    • “Design and Improvements of Mars Return Fuel Production Apparatus” P
  • Poorya Haddadi, IRAN & Ahmet Cobanoglu, TURKEY, (Engineering)
    • “Factors Affecting Warnings Compliance Among Different Populations”
Oral Session II: Environmental & Medical Effects of Technology                      3:30-4:30 p.m.           LARC 108
  • Matt Dunbar, PUEBLO, (Chemistry)
    • “The Influence of High Molecular Weight Polymers in Biosolids on the Presence and Fate of Nutrients and Anthropogenic Organic Compounds”
  • Mine Esen, TURKEY, (Engineering)
    • “Review of OSHA Computer Workstation Setup Guidelines”
  • Srivatsan Parthasarathy, INDIA, (Chemistry)
    • “Isolation and Cloning of Cellulase Gene from Penicillin spinulosum and Enzyme Optimization through Yeast Expression Vectors”
Poster Session II: Effects of Inner and Outer Environments                            4:30-5 p.m.        outside LARC 108
  • Jennifer Larmore, PUEBLO, & Nathan Lavoy, PUEBLO, (Biology) 
    • “Exhange of Chromophores in the MCT1 Expression Vector Construct”
  • Allison Haar, COLORADO SPRINGS, (Biology) 
    • “Recommendations for the Successful Captive Breeding of the North American River Otter (Lontra canadensis)”
  • Amanda Anaya, PUEBLO, (Chemistry)
    • “Method for the Extraction and Analysis of Triclosan and Triclocarban in Avian Egg Samples”
  • Brian Keller, PUEBLO WEST, (Engineering) 
    • “What to Wear? Understanding Glove Selection and Cut Resistance”
  • Mohamed Ali, LIBYA,  & Wonil Hwang, SOUTH KOREA, (Engineering) 
    • “The Impact of In-Vehicle Technologies on Driver Behavior”
Oral Session III: Presentation and Persuasion of History and Narrative                5-6 p.m.                       LARC 108
  • Jennifer Enoch, PUEBLO, (English)
    • “Narrative, Positionality, and Pedagogy: An Exploration of the Classroom Narrative”
  • Patrick Gates, FOWLER, (History) 
    • “C.F. and I. Goes to War”
  • Britney Titus, COLORADO SPRINGS,  (History)
    • “Civil War Memory and the Story of Clarina Howard Nichols”

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