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Winners of East Tennessee Division Conference of the Tennessee Academy of Science
April 12, 2013

Oral Presentations

Behavioral Sciences
First Place - Eugenie de Silva. Analysis of Denial and Deception (D&D) Practices in the Intelligence Field. American Military University, Charles Town, West Virginia.
Biology
First Place - Sara Stevers. The Genetic Counseling Patient and Gene Therapy. Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee.
Chemistry
First Place -Sharon Smith. Determination of Nitrates in Drinking Water. Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee.
Psychology
First Place -Emily R. Kistner. Hormone Response in Humans: An Experiment in Pair Bonding. Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee.
Health and Medical Science
First Place - James D. Morgan. A prophylaxis treatment with lactobacillus rhamnosus GG to slow pneumonia progression in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients due to pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria. Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee.

Poster Presentations

Biology
First Place - Sierra Noe. Techniques and Applications of Bioremediation. Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee.
Pharmaceutical Chemistry
First Place - Saraea Adams and Stephanie Rednour. Effectiveness of Sulfathiazole on the bacteria E.coli. Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee.
Instrumental Chemistry
First Place - Andrew Osborne and Morgan Dodgen. Polarimetry. Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee.
Forensic Chemistry
First Place - Brooke T. Morgan, Rachel D. Fraley, and Jacob O. Seal. Different techniques used in developing latent fingerprints. Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee.
Biochemistry
First Place - Brandon L. Chapman, Chris DeWitt, and Davina Myers. Testing the Amount of Fat in Popular Chip Brands. Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee.
Natural Products Chemistry
First Place - Madelyn Greene, Hayden Short, and Rachel Rodriguez. Extraction of Citral from Lemon Grass. Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee.
Textile Chemistry
First Place - Jesse Lawson and Thomas Greene. Synthesis and Spectroscopic Analysis of Para-Red. Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee.
Medicinal Chemistry
First Place - James D. Morgan, Maxwell Dickerson, and Lavesh Patel. The synergistic mechanism behind ticarcillin/clavulanate and amikacin on Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections. Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee.
Green Chemistry
First Place - Richard J. Bain, Andrew Julian, and San Soun. A look into Green Chemistry. Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee.
Analytical Chemistry
First Place - Gabrielle Baker and Samuel Thomas. Identification of Benzocaine Through the Use of Gas Chromatography. Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee.
Applied Synthetic Chemistry
First Place - Stephen Ivy, Courtney Humphrey, and Laurie Smith. Alarm pheromone recruitment in honey bees (Apis mellifera) and organic synthesis of recruitment component Isoamyl Acetate. Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee.
Oil Chemistry
First Place - Taylor F. Lamb, Brittney N. Schwarz, and Kristen Hickey. Isolation and Analysis of Essential Oils from Cinnamon. Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee.
Fluorescence Chemistry
First Place - Albert Williams, Sarah Nowack, and Ben Miller. The synthesis and chemiluminescence of Bis(4-nitrophenyl) oxalate. Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee.
Environmental Chemistry
First Place - Ashley B. Singleton and Jessica Gilbride. Welcome to Douglas Lake. Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee.
Microbiology
First Place - Kevin S. Quinby. Identification of coliforms in Cherokee Lake. Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee.

Tennessee Academy of Science 122nd Annual Meeting (Centennial Celebration)
November 16, 2012

History of Science

  • First Place ­–The Fusion of HUMINT Operations and the Scientific Method -  Eugenie de Silva, American Military University and Eugene de Silva, Walters State Community College.

Winners of East Tennessee Division Conference of the Tennessee Academy of Science
April 13, 2012

Oral Presentations

Industrial Chemistry

  • First Place ­– Kyndal T. Brock. Synthesis of (2S)-(methanesulfonyloxy)propanoyl chloride, a key intermediate in the asymmetric synthesis of naproxen.  Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee

Process Development Chemistry

  • First Place- Savannah Hammer. Synthesis of N-octylglucamine by a continuous catalytic hydrogenation process.  Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee

Physical Organic Chemistry

  • First Place - Ivan C. Haworth. Mechanism of impurity formation in N-octylglucamine chemistry.  Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee

Agricultural Chemistry

  • First Place - Abigail L. Horner. Synthesis of oxfendazole.  Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee

Medicinal Chemistry

  • First Place - Hillary D. Morgan. Resolution of R/S-acid with cinchonidine to give S-naproxen.  Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee

Natural Products Chemistry

  • First Place - Elisabeth A. Pitt. Resolution of racemic acids with N-octylglucamine to give S-naproxen.  Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee
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Chemical Engineering

  • First Place - Michael G. Jarnagin. Process development research on (2S)-(methanesulfonyloxy) propanoyl chloride, a key intermediate in the asymmetric synthesis of naproxen.  Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee

Environmental Engineering

  • First Place - Daniel S. Crandell. Design of a cost effective scrubber system.  Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee

History of Science

  • First Place - Eugenie de Silva. The Scientific Method and the Intelligence Community.  American Military University, Charles Town, West Virginia

Psychology

  • First Place - Eugenie de Silva. The Use of Biometrics to Determine Deception.  American Military University, Charles Town, West Virginia

Poster Presentations

Pharmaceutical Chemistry

  • First Place - Kyndal T. Brock. An improved synthesis of sulfathiazole.  Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee

Product Drying Technology

  • First Place - Stephen Carpenter. Demonstration of drying techniques for organic solids.  Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee

Separation Science

  • First Place - Daniel S. Crandell. Sublimation of caffeine.  Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee

Medicinal Chemistry

  • First Place- Savannah Hammer. Synthesis of sulfapyridine and sulfanilamide.  Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee

Natural Product Chemistry

  • First Place - Ivan C. Haworth. Extraction of diallyl thiosulfinate from fresh garlic.  Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee

Catalysis Chemistry

  • First Place - Abigail L. Horner. An improvement for low pressure hydrogenations.  Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee

Chemical Engineering

  • First Place - Michael G. Jarnagin. Production of diacetone alcohol in a Soxhlet extractor.  Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee

Environmental Chemistry

  • First Place - Jessica R. Kelley. Regeneration of drying agents. Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee.

Microbiology

  • First Place - Hillary D. Morgan. Biological activity of sulfa drugs.  Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee

Physical Organic Chemistry

  • First Place - Elisabeth A. Pitt. Fisher esterification of pentyl acetate using a dean stark trap.  Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee

Winners of East Tennessee Collegiate Division Conference of the Tennessee Academy of Science
April 8, 2011

Oral Presentation

Microbiology

  • First Place - Daniel Thomas* and D. Grant Willhite. Evidence for Interactions between a Glucose Sensing Pathway and the Pheromone Sensing  Pathway in Brewer’s/Baker’s Yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae
    Tennessee Wesleyan College, Athens, Tennessee

Physics and Astronomy

  • First Place - Matthew Maples * and Eugene de Silva. Aluminum Nitride Through High-Energy Plasma Assisted Processing
    Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee

Science and Math Teaching

  • First Place - Jonathan Wallace * and Eugene de Silva. Research and Science
    Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee and* Rogersville Middle School, Hawkins County, Tennessee

Zoology

  • First Place - Evelyn Chukwurah*, John R. Hisey*, Michael L. Kennedy, and Brian D. Carver. Microgeographic Genetic Patterns of Raccoons in Southwestern TennesseeLee University, Cleveland, Tennessee (EC, JRH), and The University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee (JRH, MLK, BDC).

Poster Presentations

Catalysis

  • First Place - Atkins, Jessica M.* Low Pressure Hydrogenation. Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee
  • Second Place - Dixon, Caitlin L.* Hydrogenation with a Parr Shaker. Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee
  • Third Place - Smith, Matthew H.*Homogenous Catalysis with Dowex 50WX8 Ion Exchange Resin. Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee

Chromatography

  • First Place - Vradenburgh, Rodger * Solid Phase Extraction. Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee
  • Second Place - Walker, Jessica J.* Large Scale Column Chromatography. Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee
  • Third Place - Chad B Huntsman* Preparation Thin Layer Chromatography. Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee.

Engineering

  • First Place -Gibson, Darren D*. Vacuum Hydrogenation of DEET. Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee
  • Second Place - Tippins, Melissa D.* Large Scale Fractional Distillation. Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee
  • Third Place - Linkous, Eric R.* Continuous Liquid-Liquid Extraction. Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee

Biochemistry

  • First Place - Porter, Thomas R.* Extraction of Flavors from Ginger Root. Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee
  • Second Place - Griffith, Leslie A* Fischer Esterification with a Dean-Stark Trap. Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee
  • Third Place - Kennedy, Travis L.* Soxhlet Extraction of Oils from French Fries.

Laboratory Equipment

  • First Place - Odom, Emily M.* Karl Fischer Titration. Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee
  • Second Place - Ledbetter, Glory E.* Demonstration of the Chem-Dry Apparatus. Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee

Laboratory Techniques

  • First Place - Small, Holly A.* Purification of a Solid by Sublimation. Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee
  • Second Place - Bullington, Kadron M*. Regeneration of Drying Agents. Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee
  • Third Place - Gray, Travis Q*. Steam Distillation. Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee

Microbiology

  • First Place - Timmins, Brittany D.* Microbiology Testing of Sulfa Drugs. Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee
  • Second Place - Cobb, Kellie M.* Synthesis of Sulfa Drugs.br /> Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee

Zoology

  • First Place - Atin Lamsal*  and Michael Freake. Conservation Genetics of Eastern Hellbenders in Tennessee Valley Watershed. Lee University, Cleveland, Tennessee.