WELCOME!
 

to the National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) 2007 Homepage. This website provides you with all you need to know and care to know about the program: what it was about (ABOUT US), what we did for fun (ACTIVITIES), what our plan was for the summer (SCHEDULE), and where we did our work (CLARKSON).

Below are short blurbs of each member of the program. If what you read interests you, simply click on their picture to access their complete and personalized webpage.

 

Amanda Main

Explored the effects of varied mixing intensities on the microbacterial populations within bovine anaerobic digesters.

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Valerie Bauza

I spent the summer studying indoor air quality. I focused on studying the resuspension rates of house dust to help access the health effects of these peak exposure periods to hazardous particulate matter.

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Cristina Gauthier

Researched a new technique of MVOC sampling to develop profiles of mold contaminated buildings.  Created profiles of common mold contamination in order to establish a faster way to detect its presence through the use of MVOCs.

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Nathaniel Lowe

Evaluation of the Large Particle Inlet (LPI) in the Clarkson University low speed Wind Tunnel. I generated mono dispersed micro particulates that were filtered through passive impactors, moudi impactors, and the LPI.

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Sarah M. Hunte

Evaluating the effectiveness on indoor air quality (IAQ) of an integrated energy recovery ventilator (IERV) equipped with an air conditioner, heater, and HEPA filter. Also, taking measurements to determine if improved IAQ has positive effects on lung function, sleeping, and overall well-being in children with asthma ages 5 to 14.

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Daniel Powell

I identified what the VOC's were released by air fresheners, as well as try to find compounds that were good candidates for the formation of secondary products

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Madeline Turnquist

My research entailed studying the effects of roads on populations of painted and snapping turtles. I focused on finding the numeric risk roads impose on the survival and longevity of local turtle populations

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Benjamin Durfee

I reasearched the effects of mixing intensity on sand seperation in anaerobic digesters of dairy manure. Pretty much I got up to my elbows in cow manure and smelled like spring flowers every day!

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Lauren Gorgol

I am measuring variations of dissolved gaseous mercury (DGM) in the
Raquette River of Potsdam, NY and correlating the data to solar
radiation measurements. The research I have done shows a positive
linear relationship between DGM and solar radiation.

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Jessica Harold

Data was collected over a two day period using the Lavinia, a 25ft Clarkson University research boat. I used two different types fluorometers to determine community composition and health, and various laboratory analysis to look at nutrients and abundance.

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Ryan Sitzes

I am investigating the effects of arsenic adsorption to magnetic nanoparticles encapsulated in various biomaterials in varying environmental conditions

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Max Martin

Characterized spatial, temporal, and episodal self-pollution of diesel school buses.

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Sherri Cook

Testing Colloid concentration on leaf compost filters: cleaning storm water contaminated with PCBs

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Kathleen Low

Testing the effects of pore sizes and different large scale aggregates on porous concrete

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Krunal Bhayani

Evaluating passive samplers in a controlled environment, the Clarkson University wind tunnel

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