REU Participants

and links to their project pages (click on the images)


Theresa Black

Theresa spent this summer researching the effects of roads on the nesting habits of turtles.My research is part of an ongoing project being carried out by my mentor Dr. Tom Langen and Dr. Glenn Johnson of SUNY Potsdam. The goal of the project is to create a system of barriers and passage ways for turtles to cross under route 68, which bisects the Upper and Lower Lakes Wildlife Conservation Area.

Brendan Corbin

Brerndan worked on Source Classifying Aerosols

Jackie Comier

Jackie's research project worked with a radical chain polymerization. Radical chain polymerization was initiated by 2,2-Azobis(2-methylpropionamidine)dihyrochloride (AAPD), and an ultra violet light was used change my initiator into a radical. The radical adds to a monomer molecule, methacrylamide and methacrylate, by opening its pi bond. This addition forms a new radical, which then bonds to another monomer and so on, until the process is terminated. This was done to imprint an impurity in the polymer, for the use of taking the imprinted polymer and using it to remove the imprinted impurities in other solutions

Chase Gerbig

Chase worked on Mercury Complexation in Natural Aquatic Systems.

Dawn Henning

Dawn worked on The Effects of Large Scale and Small Scale Turbulence on the Power Output of a Small Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine

David Johnson

David was working with Dr. Andrea Ferro on the human exposure to dioxin due to the use of burn barrels in St. Lawrence County. His job was to do an extensive literature review of dioxin, its formation, and burn barrels, then to compose a simplistic model of dioxin emission and deposition. From here, a risk assessment was performed for the residents of St. Lawrence County.

Shelia Negron-Vasquez

Shelia worked on Analysis of the Dry Deposition of Mercury.

Andrew Ogden

Andrew's research entails finding solubilty characteristics of ionic liquids. This includes determining the Henry's Law constant for four different ionic liquids for various solutes.

Nicole Reed

Nicole was working under Dr. Tom Young in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department. Her job for the summer was to work with a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software package called ArcGIS to create a 3D model of the Upper and Lower Cascade Lakes within the Adirondack Park and ultimately determine each lake’s volume.

Duch Routt

Duch worked on NAPL/bacterial adhesive interactions using Atomic Force Microscopy

David Zeleznock

David was using the aquatic organism Brachionus calyciflorus to predict the toxicity of the heavy metal Thallium to aquatic organisms of the Great Lakes. He was also using the radioisotope Thallium-204 to decifer the chemical speciation of Thallium in natural waters.




If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please e-mail either of the co-directors

Dr. Stefan Grimberg or Dr. Tom Langen