PROGRAM EIGHTY-NINTH ANNUAL MEETING of the ALABAMA ACADEMY OF SCIENCE, INC

PROGRAM
EIGHTY-NINTH ANNUAL MEETING
of the
ALABAMA ACADEMY OF SCIENCE, INC.
Meeting Jointly With
ALABAMA JUNIOR ACADEMY OF SCIENCE
GORGAS SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION
February 22 – 24, 2012
Tuskegee University
Tuskegee, AL
www.alabamaacademyofscience.org
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*Off-campus emergencies (Police, Fire, Medical): 911 or 724-0083
*East Alabama Medical Center, Auburn: 334-749-3411
CONTENTS
Welcome Messages ............................................................................................................1
Local Arrangements Committee ........................................................................................4
General Information ............................................................................................................5
Poster Presentation Information ...........................................................................................5
Program of the Alabama Academy of Science ..................................................................6
Program of the Alabama Junior Academy of Science .......................................................11
Gorgas Scholarship Program .............................................................................................13
Scientific Sessions .................................................................................................................
SYMPOSIUM: .........................................................................................................8
SECTION I.
Biological Sciences ................................................................14
SECTION II.
Chemistry .................................................................................20
SECTION III.
Physics and Mathematics .........................................................21
SECTION IV.
Engineering and Computer Science .......................................26
SECTION V.
Social Sciences ........................................................................26
SECTION VI.
Anthropology ...........................................................................30
SECTION VII. Science Education ...................................................................17
SECTION VIII. Industry, Environmental and Earth Science.............................32
SECTION IX.
Health Sciences ......................................................................33
SECTION X.
Bioethics & History & Philosophy of Science ........................35
GORGAS SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION .......................................................36
Objectives of the Alabama Academy of Science ...............................................................37
Educational Activities of the Academy ............................................................................37
2012 Regional, State, and International Science & Engineering Fairs .............................38
2012 Alabama Science Olympiads ...................................................................................39
William H. Mason Science Teacher Fellowship Recipients ..............................................41
Wright A. Gardner Award Recipients ...............................................................................41
Fellows of the Alabama Academy of Science ...................................................................42
Section Officers of the Academy .......................................................................................43
Elected Officers of the Academy .....................................................................................45
Appointed Committees of the Academy ............................................................................47
Past Presidents .................................................................................................................52
Hosts for Future Alabama Academy of Science Meetings ................................................54
Sponsors .............................................................................................................................55
90th Annual Meeting (2013) ..................................................................... Inside Back Cover
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LOCAL ARRANGEMENTS COMMITTEE
The Academy expresses its appreciation to Tuskegee University and the Local Arrangements
Committee for their efforts in planning and hosting this 89th Annual Meeting.
1.
Local Arrangements, Chair
Prakash Sharma
334-727-8998;
[email protected]
2.
Program Coordinators
Gregory Pritchet
334-727-8836
[email protected] mytu.tuskegee.edu
A. Kumar
334-727-8968
[email protected]
3.
Registration
Prakash Sharma
334-727-8998
[email protected]
A. Kumar
334-727-8958
[email protected]
Zengjun Chen
334-727-8299
[email protected]
Kimberly Harris
334-724-4533
[email protected]
4.
5.
Audiovisual / Computers
M. Qazi (Chair)
334-727-8139
[email protected]; [email protected]
Fan Wu
334-727-8362
[email protected]
Li Jiang
334-727-8048
[email protected]
Chadia Affane Aji
334-725-2358
[email protected]
Gorgas Program Coordinators
A. Kumar
334-727-8968
[email protected]
Zengjun Chen
334-727-8299
[email protected]
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Poster Coordinators
H. R. Windham
334-727-8556
[email protected] mytu.tuskegee.edu
S. Srinivasan
334-727-8996,
[email protected]
Tamara F. Floyd
334-727-8975
[email protected]
Sammie ELY III
Jeremiah F. Wilson
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Alabama Junior Academy Coordinators
Zengjun Chen
334-727-8299
[email protected]
Li Jiang
334-727-8992
[email protected]
Quinghua ‘Peter’ He
334-724-4318
[email protected]
8.
Symposium Committee
Prakash Sharma
334-727-8998
[email protected] mytu.tuskegee.edu
John Davidson
334-727-8826
[email protected]
S. Srinivasan
334-727-8996
[email protected]
9.
Vendor Coordinators
S. Srinivasan
334-727-8996
[email protected]
Fan Wu
334-727-8362
[email protected]
10.
Parking & Traffic Coordinators
Chief Mardis, Public Safety & Security
334-727-8757 / 4454
M. L. Burns
334-727-8996
GENERAL INFORMATION
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Registration badges will be required for admission to all scientific paper sessions, the
Thursday evening social, and the banquet.
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Applications for membership and payments of annual dues will be accepted by the Secretary
in the registration area. At least one of the authors of a presented paper or poster must be a
member of the Academy.
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Tickets for the Joint AJAS/AAS banquet may be purchased at the registration desk until 9:30
Thursday morning.
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Computers will be provided where needed for presentations. If presenters bring their own,
they are responsible for their computer.
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Parking is in the designated parking around Kellogg Conference Center and the parking area
in the two level basement of KCC parking garage.
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AJAS and Gorgas parking is in parking lot of Engineering Building.
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A choice of maps of the Tuskegee campus can be found at
http://www.tuskegee.edu/tours/visiting_tuskegee/campus_map.aspx
POSTERS
Posters are to be available for viewing in the Kellogg Conference Center Atrium. Each poster
will be allotted 4' x 6' of display board space. Gorgas Scholars and Junior Academy
posters will be available for viewing by the public at 6 PM prior to the joint banquet.
Gorgas Scholars posters will also be available on Friday from 1:30 – 2:30 PM in the
Engineering Building Room 529 Area. Authors for the session posters should be present for
discussions with viewers as follows:
Thursday:
10:45 AM – 12 noon ........................................................ Chemistry (KCC Atrium)
11:00 – Noon............................................................ Health Sciences (KCC Atrium)
11:30 – Noon.................. Industry, Environment, and Earth Science (KCC Atrium)
12:30 – 2:00 PM .............................................. Biological Sciences I (KCC Atrium)
2:00 – 3:30 PM.......................... Engineering and Computer Science (KCC Atrium)
4:00 – 5:00 PM.......................................... Physics and Mathematics (KCC Atrium)
4:15 – 4:45 PM.......................................................... Social Sciences (KCC Atrium)
6:00 – 7:00 PM......................Gorgas Scholars and Junior Academy (KCC Atrium)
Friday:
1:00 – 1:30 PM...........................................................Anthropology (KCC Room D)
1:00 – 2:00 PM................................................Biological Sciences II (KCC Atrium)
1:30 – 2:30 PM................................. Gorgas Scholars (Eng. Bldg. Room 529 area)
NOTE: Posters must be removed as soon as your respective poster session has concluded to
make space available for the next poster session.
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PROGRAM
of the
ALABAMA ACADEMY OF SCIENCE
February 22-24, 2012
Tuskegee University Campus
Kellogg Conference Center
Wednesday
4:00 - 6:00 PM Registration......................................... Kellogg Conference Center (KCC) Lobby
6:00 - 7:00 PM Executive Committee Dinner .................. Kellogg Conference Center Restaurant
Coupons will be provided for those registered
7:00 – 9:00 PM Executive Committee Meeting .................... Kellogg Conference Center Room A
Thursday Morning
7:00 - Noon
Registration ............................ Kellogg Conference Center (KCC) Lobby/Auditorium Area
Refreshments..............................................................................Kellogg Conference Center
8:00 – 11:00 AM
Power Point Slide testing .......................................................... KCC Teleconference Room
8:30 AM Academy of Science Program Sessions ...............................Kellogg Conference Center
Section Program Sessions:
8:30 – Noon; Physics and Mathematics I (Section III)............................................. Room A
9:00 – Noon; Engineering and Computer Science (Section IV) .............................. Room G
9:00 – Noon; Biological Sciences I (Section I) ................................................... Auditorium
9:00 – 10:40 AM; Chemistry I (Section II) ............................................................... Room B
9:00 – 11:00 AM; Health Sciences (Section IX) ...................................................... Room D
10:00 – 11:00 AM; Industry, Environmental and Earth Science (Section VIII) ...... Room E
10:45 AM – noon Poster Viewing (A Section’s specific time will be specified and won’t
conflict with that Section’s program session) ................................................... KCC Atrium
10:45 – Noon; Chemistry (Section II)
11:00 – Noon; Health Sciences (Section IX)
11:30 – Noon; Industry, Environmental and Earth Science (Section VIII)
Thursday Afternoon
11:45 AM – 12:45 PM
Lunch ......................................................................................................... KCC Ballroom F
Board of Trustees Luncheon ..................................................... KCC Teleconference Room
12:45 PM
Group Photograph ....................................... In Front of Kellogg Conference Center
In case of rain, in front of KCC Auditorium
1:00 – 4:00 PM
Power Point Slide testing .......................................................... KCC Teleconference Room
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1:00 - 4:00 PM
Registration ........................................................................................................ KCC Lobby
Refreshments..............................................................................Kellogg Conference Center
1:00 – 5:00 PM Academy of Science Program Sessions ......................Kellogg Conference Center
Program Sessions:
1:00 – 2:00 PM; Engineering and Computer Science (Section IV)................ KCC Room G
1:00 – 3:45 PM; Social Sciences (Section V) .................................................. KCC Room B
1:00 – 5:00 PM; Bioethics and History & Philosophy of Sci.(Section X) ...... KCC Room D
1:15 – 4:10 PM; Physics and Mathematics II (Section III) ............................. KCC Room A
2:00 – 5:00 PM; Biological Sciences II (Section I) ................................... KCC Auditorium
12:30 - 4:45 PM Poster Viewing (A Section’s specific time will be specified and won’t conflict
with that Section’s program session) ................................................................ KCC Atrium
12:30 - 2:00 PM; Biological Sciences I (Section I)
2:30 - 3:30 PM; Engineering and Computer Science (Section IV)
4:00 - 5:00 PM; Physics and Mathematics (Section III)
4:15 - 4:45 PM; Social Sciences (Section V)
Thursday Evening
5:00 PM
6:00 PM
7:00 PM
AJAS/AAS Annual Business Meeting ........................................... KCC Room F/G
Viewing of Posters ................................................................................ KCC Atrium
Selected Alabama Junior Academy and All Gorgas Scholars’ Posters
Joint AJAS/AAS Banquet ............................. Kellogg Conference Center Ballroom
[See actual Banquet Program for details]
Mickie Powell, AAS President, and Pranjal Gupta AJAS President, Presiding
Dr. Luther S. Williams, Ph. D., Banquet Speaker
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Tuskegee University
"The Core Challenge of Contemporary Science: the Convergence of Biological, Chemical,
Mathematical and Physical Sciences"
Academy Awards, Wright Gardner Award and Gorgas Finalist
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Friday Morning
7:00 – Noon
Registration ........................................................................................................ KCC Lobby
Refreshments...................................................................................................... KCC Lobby
8:00 – Noon Featured SYMPOSIUM ................................................................... KCC Room F/G
GULF OIL-SPILL AND ALTERNATIVE ENERGY
SYMPOSIUM
CO-SPONSORED AND HOSTED BY
ALABAMA ACADEMY OF SCIENCE AND TUSKEGEE UNIVERSITY
February 24 (Friday), 2012 – 8:30 AM – 12:00 Noon
Room F/G, Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, Tuskegee University
08:30 – 08:40 Symposium Chair: Dr. Luther S. Williams, Provost, Tuskegee University.
Co-Chair: Dr. P.C.Sharma, Head, Physics Department, Tuskegee University.
08:40 – 09:00 Field and Experimental Rapid Response Assessments of ecosystem resilience to
hydrocarbon pollution and dispersants in the northern Gulf of Mexico, John
Valentine, Executive Director, Dauphin Island Sea Lab
09:00 – 09:20 EPA Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Strategy, A. Stanley Meiburg, Acting
Regional Administrator, EPA Region 4
09:20 – 09:40 Impact of Deepwater Horizon on the Economy of Alabama, Fred Leslie, Alabama
Department of Environmental Management (ADEM)
09:40 – 10:00 Energy for Sustainability, Ram Gupta, Program Director, National Science
Foundation (NSF)
10:00 – 10:20 International Perspectives on Oil Spill: The Niger Delta Case Study, N. O.
Egiebor, Professor and DOE Chair, Environmental Engineering, Tuskegee
University.
10:20 – 10:25 Break
10:25 – 10:35 Impacts of Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on Alabama Beaches – An Analysis of
the Past, Current, and Future Status, T. Prabhakar Clement Department of Civil
Engineering, Auburn University.
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10:35 – 10:45 NMR and TGA/DSC analysis of BP oil spill residue, Jan Gryko, Department of
Physical and Earth Sciences, Jacksonville State University
10:45 – 10:55 Physico-chemical characteristics of Gulf of Mexico Oil-spill samples, Sammie Ely
III, Jeremiah F. Wilson, P.C. Sharma, Sesha S. Srinivasan, Department of
Physics, Tuskegee University
10:55 – 11:05 Nanostructure Surface Plasmon Resonance Enhanced Chemical Sensors, Junpeng
Guo, Haisheng Leong, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The
University of Alabama in Huntsville
11:05 – 11:15 Presence of the human pathogen Vibrio vulnificus in tar balls collected on beach
areas following the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Cova R. Arias, Zhen
Tao, and Ash Bullard, Department of Fisheries and Allied Aquacultures, Auburn
University
11:15 – 11:25 Impact of the surfactant Corexit on the microbial conversion of crude oil, Karen
Gibson, Katherine Ames, Carmen Scholz, University of Alabama Huntsville
11:25 – 11:35 Analysis of anaerobic biodegradation potential for the Gulf spilled oil in coastal
salt marsh, Kewei Yu, Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences,
Troy University
11:35 – 11:45 Ambient Air Monitoring Along Shoreline Previously Contaminated by the BPDeepwater Horizon Oil Spill, Brentley S. Olive, Department of Chemistry and
Industrial Hygiene, University of North Alabama
11:45 – 11:55 Effects of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on the bacterial communities of the
Gulf killifish (Fundulus grandis), Andrea M. Larsen, Cova R. Arias, Department
of Fisheries and Allied Aquacultures, Auburn University
11:55 – 12:00 Thanks Note from Co-Chair: P. C. Sharma, Head, Physics Department,
Tuskegee University. - Adjournment
8:00 – 11:00 AM
Power Point Slide testing .......................................................... KCC Teleconference Room
9:00 - 11:00 AM Academy of Science Program Session .....................Kellogg Conference Center
Program Sessions:
9:00 AM – 1 PM; Anthropology (Section VI) ................................................. KCC Room D
9:00 – Noon, Biological Sciences III (Section I) ............................................. KCC Room E
10:15 – 10:40 AM Coffee Break ....................................................................... KCC Break Lounge
Noon – 1:00 PM
Lunch and Guest Speaker ....................................................... Room 529 Engineering Bldg
Dr. Sandy Ledwell, AMSTI Science Director, Alabama State Department of Education
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Friday Afternoon
1:00 - 2:00 PM Registration......................................................................................... KCC Lobby
1:00 – 5:30 PM Poster Viewing (A Section’s specific time will be specified and won’t conflict
with that Section’s program session)
1:00 – 1:30 PM; Anthropology (Section VI)................................................... KCC Room D
1:00 – 2:00 PM; Biological Sciences III (Section I)......................................... KCC Atrium
1:30 – 2:30 PM; Gorgas Scholars ......................................... Engineering Auditorium Area
1:30 – 5:00 PM Academy of Science Program Sessions
Program Sessions:
2:00 – 4:20 PM; Biological Sciences IV (Section I) ........................................ KCC Room E
3:00
Awards Reception, Joint AJAS/Gorgas ................................. Engineering Bldg, Room 323
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PROGRAM of the
ALABAMA JUNIOR ACADEMY OF SCIENCE
Catherine Shields, Interim State Counselor
February 23 and 24, 2012
Luther H. Foster Hall (Engineering Building)
Thursday
3 - 5:00 PM
5:00 PM
6:00 PM
7:00 PM
Early Arrival Registration ................................................................................. KCC
AJAS/AAS Annual Business Meeting ............................................................. KCC
Viewing of Posters ................................................................................ KCC Atrium
Selected Alabama Junior Academy and All Gorgas Scholars’ Posters
Joint AJAS/AAS Banquet ................................................................. KCC Ballroom
See page 7 for Banquet Information
Friday
7:00 AM
Continental Breakfast................................................................KCC Lounge/Lobby
7:00 AM
Registration ................................................. Luther H. Foster Hall (Eng. Bldg.) 327
7:30 AM
Paper Reading Orientation .......................... Luther H. Foster Hall (Eng. Bldg.) 327
Judges Orientation ...................................... Luther H. Foster Hall (Eng. Bldg.) 328
8:00 AM
Paper Competition ............................................. Luther H. Foster Hall (Eng. Bldg.)
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Life sciences (general biology—animal sciences, plant sciences, ecology;
cellular and molecular biology, genetics, immunology,
biochemistry) .................................................................................... LHFH 325
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Physical Science (physics; computational astronomy; theoretical
mathematics) ...................................................................................... LHFH 326
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Chemistry (including chemistry-physical, organic, inorganic; earth sciencegeochemistry; materials science, alternative fuels) ....................................... LHFH 326
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Engineering; technology (including renewable energies, robotics) . LHFH 329
Mathematics and Computer science/computer engineering; applied
mathematics-theoretical computer science ........................................ LHFH 329
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Environmental science (pollution and impact upon ecosystems, environmental
management, bioremediation, climatology,
weather) ............................................................................................. LHFH 330
Medicine and Health; Behavioral and Social Sciences...................... LHFH 330
11:30 AM ................................................................................... Elections and Business Meeting
Luther H. Foster Hall (Eng. Bldg.) 327
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12:00 Noon Lunch with Speaker ...................................................................... LHFH Room 529
Dr. Sandy Ledwell, AMSTI Science Director, Alabama State Department of Education
12:50 PM
Group Photograph ......................................................................... In Front of LHFH
1:00 PM
Paper Competition Finals ............................ Luther H. Foster Hall (Eng. Bldg.) 327
3:00 PM
Awards Reception, Joint AJAS/Gorgas ...... Luther H. Foster Hall (Eng. Bldg.) 323
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GORGAS SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION
Tuskegee University
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Kellogg Conference Center (KCC)
Ellen Buckner, Chair, Judges
6:00 PM
Viewing of Posters ................................................................................ KCC Atrium
Selected Alabama Junior Academy and All Gorgas Scholars’ Posters
7:00 PM
Joint AJAS/AAS/Gorgas Banquet .................................................... KCC Ballroom
Kellogg Conference Center Ballroom
Joint Banquet and Recognition of Gorgas Finalists
See page 7 for Banquet Information
Friday, February 24, 2012
Final Competition: Finalists Presentations to Judges and Interviews
Luther H. Foster Hall (LHFH), Engineering Building
Ellen Buckner, Chair, Judges
7:00 Continental Breakfast ...............................................................................KCC Lounge/Lobby
7:30
Gorgas Judges Orientation ............................................................ LHFH Room 328
8:00 – 8:45
Set Up Science Exhibits/Display/Poster ........................... LHFH Rooms 404 & 405
8:45 – 9:45
Demonstrations for Judges ............................................... LHFH Rooms 404 & 405
10:00 – 12:00 Individual Interviews with Judges ............................. LHFH Rooms TBA (Offices)
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch with Speaker ..................................................................... LHFH Room 529
Dr. Sandy Ledwell, AMSTI Science Director, Alabama State Department of Education
12:50 PM
Group Photograph ......................................................................... In Front of LHFH
1:00 – 2:30
Gorgas Scholars Posters ........................................................LHFH Room 529 Area
2:30
Remove Exhibits
3:00
Awards Reception, Joint AJAS/Gorgas ................................................... LHFH 323
The Alabama Science Scholar Search and Gorgas Scholarship Competition is supported by the
Alabama Power Foundation, Incorporated, and administered by the Alabama Academy of
Science, Inc.
The Gorgas Scholarship Competition website, www.GorgasScholar.org, contains detailed
information on the annual competition and awards available to winners and finalists.
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SECTION I – BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
Session I
Thursday Morning, 9:00 AM -- Noon
Auditorium, Kellogg Conference Center
Malia Fincher, Presiding
1.
9:00
*Study of the microbial diversity using next-generation sequencing from
microbial mats in lake Joyce, Antarctica. Jonathan P Huang, Dale T Andersen,
and Asim K. Bej, University of Alabama at Birmingham.
2.
9:20
Road-kill mortality of Alabama red-bellied turtles on the Mobile Bay Causeway XI. David H. Nelson and Cynthia B. Scardamalia-Nelson, University of South
Alabama (DHN); Providence Hospital (CS-N) [in Mobile, AL]
3.
9:40
Geologic control in the development of rock glades in Alabama. David M. Frings,
Samford University.
4.
10:00 The clam shrimp Cyzicus mexicanus (branchiopoda, diplostraca), a new species
report for Alabama. K. J. Morse and David M. Frings, Samford University.
10:20 INTERMISSION
5.
10:40 Distribution of the confederate daisy, Helianthus porteri, in Alabama. David M.
Frings and L. J. Davenport, Samford University.
6.
11:00 *Novel functions for conserved regions of guanine nucleotide exchange factor
gbf1. Helen H. Lin, John Wright, and Elizabeth Sztul, University of Alabama at
Birmingham.
7.
11:20 *Commensal bacteria on the eyes of college student contact wearers. Tara K
Grayson and Brian S. Burnes, The University of West Alabama.
8.
11:40 Baseline survey and population status of Amphianthus pusillus in Alabama. David
M. Frings and L. J. Davenport, Samford University.
12:00 LUNCH
*Denotes presentation entered in student competition
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SECTION I – BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
Poster Session I
Thursday Afternoon
Atrium, Kellogg Conference Center
Authors Present: 12:30-2:00 PM
9.
Comparison of bacteria found in the soil of oiled and unoiled communities in an
Alabama salt marsh. Alysia K. Shaw, Brian S. Burnes, and Brian S. Burnes, The
University of West Alabama.
10.
Effects of vitamin C and E on MCF-7 cells. William W. Gray, William E. Fagan,
and Dana Peterson, University of Alabama at Birmingham.
11.
*Fish community structure in an Alabama salt marsh. Rachael L. Maulorico and
John N. McCall, The University of West Alabama.
12.
Fish mortality associated with Tombigbee River Locks. Tyler Newburn and
Brian S. Burnes, The University of West Alabama.
13.
How long to brush? Bacterial removal efficacy of a powered toothbrush.. Katie
G LeMay and Brian S. Burnes, The University of West Alabama.
14.
*Ozone stress response in Northern Red Oak. Dantria Grace, Christen Nelms,
Charles Addo-Quaye, Teodora Best , Donghwan Shim, Tyler Wagner, Ketia
Shumaker, and John Carlson, The University of West Alabama; Pennsylvania
State University.
15.
Plant community response to oiling in an Alabama salt marsh. Bobby H
Edwards and Lee E Stanton, University of West Alabama.
16.
*Structural, biophysical, and biochemical characterization between calmodulin
and fas. Timothy F Fernandez and Jamil S Saad, University of Alabama at
Birmingham.
17.
Survey of trees on the Tombigbee River. Ereka L Winters and Brian S Burnes,
The University of West Alabama.
18.
Taking flight on the Tombigbee River. Sherilyn Garner and Brian S Burnes, The
University of West Alabama.
19.
The effects of land use patterns on the water quality of Alamuchee Creek. Sarah
J. McDill and Douglas A Wymer, The University of West Alabama.
20.
Water quality assessment Factory Creek. Terry R Taylor, Richard J Alsabrook,
and Brian S Burnes, The University of West Alabama.
21.
*Study of the antimicrobial effect of a pigment extracted from an Antarctic
bacterium on gram-positive bacteria. Haley E Mabrey, Kaquanta L Barlow,
Jonathan P Huang, and Asim K Bej, University of Alabama at Birmingham.
*Denotes presentation entered in student competition
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SECTION I – BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
Session II
Thursday Afternoon, 2:00 – 5:00 PM
Auditorium, Kellogg Conference Center
David Nelson, Presiding
21.
2:00
Photosynthetic gas exchange of Phlox bifida and Sedum album in response to
water deprivation and recovery on a southeastern green roof. Julie G. Price,
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Amy N. Wright, Jason T Kirby, Robert W Peters, and Stephen A. Watts,
University of Alabama at Birmingham and aAuburn University.
22.
2:20
*Growth rates and age estimations of Pleurobema strodeanum and
Fusconaia burkei, species proposed to be listed under the
endangered species act. Evelyn Gabriela Reategui-Zirena,
Jonathan M. Miller, and Paul Michael Stewart, Troy University.
23.
2:40
Water quality assessment Factory Creek. Richard J. Alsabrook, Terry R. Taylor,
and Brian S. Burnes, The University of West Alabama.
24.
3:00
*Impacts of BP oil spill on meiofaunal communities in an Alabama
Salt Marsh. D. Cory Chance and John N. McCall, The University
of West Alabama.
25.
3:20
*Deepwater horizon oil spill effects on the bacterial communities
of the gulf killifish (Fundulus grandis). Andrea M. Larsen and
Covadonga R. Arias, Auburn University Department of Fisheries
and Allied Aquacultures, Auburn, AL 36849.
26.
3:40
*Life history study and morphological comparison of primary
burrowing crayfish Cambarus (lacunicambarus) diogenes and c.
(tubericambarus) sp. ‘b’ in Troy, Al.. Bijay B. Niraula, Jonathan
M. Miller, Evelyn G. Reategui-Zirena, and Paul M. Stewart, Troy
University.
27.
4:00
*Examining endemism and population evolution through analysis
of chloroplast and genomic DNA of geographically isolated plant
congeners in southeastern glades. Tom Diggs, University of
Alabama at Birmingham.
28.
4:20
*Evaluating the home range of diamondback terrapins nesting at
cedar point marsh, Alabama. Taylor M. Roberge, Andrew T
Coleman, Thane Wibbels, Ken Marion, and aDavid Nelson,
University of Alabama at Birmingham; aUniversity of South
Alabama.
*Denotes presentation entered in Student Competition
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SECTION I – BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
Session III
Joint With
SECTION VII - SCIENCE EDUCATION
Friday Morning
Room E, Kellogg Conference Center
Brian Burnes, Presiding
29.
9:00
*A biochemical analysis of lsm8 and u6 RNA in vitro. Rachel A
Whitaker and Beverly Cox, Judson College.
30.
9:20
Evaluation of a student response system in introductory biology
classes. James R. Rayburn, Jacksonville State University.
Withdrawn
31.
9:40
*Biological differentiation of l1 and l3 stage cyathostominae under
chemical stresses to determine gene expression. Rachel A
Whitaker and Emily Fitzgerald, Judson College
32.
10:00 *Genetic transformation of the green fluorescent protein through
the bacterial plant parasite (Agrobacterium tumefaciens) into the
banana pepper (Capsicum annuum). Rachel A Whitaker and Anna
Richburg, Judson College.
33.
10:20 *The effect of stocking density on growth and morphology in
juvenile Lytechinus variegatus. Laura E. Heflin and Stephen A
Watts, University of Alabama at Birmingham.
34.
10:40 Characterization of sea urchin scat. Lacey N. Dennis, Mickie L.
Powell, and Stephen A. Watts, University of Alabama at
Birmingham.
35.
11:00 Gravimetric determination of the water content in meiofauna.
Michael B. Moeller, Haley D. Albright, and Paul G. Davison,
University of North Alabama.
11:20 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES’ Judges Deliberation of Students Oral Competition
12:00 LUNCH
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SECTION I – BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
Poster Session II
Friday Afternoon
Atrium, Kellogg Conference Center
Authors Present: 1:00-2:00 PM
36.
A preliminary molecular survey of ciliates present in four Alabama coastal sites
after the deep horizon oil spill. Kelsey Caffy, Lexi Fitch, and Anne Claire
Aycock, Samford University; Samford University; Samford University.
37.
Antimicrobial susceptibility testing of Pasteurella multocida using a spiral
gradient endpoint testing method. Jacqueline U. Johnson, Shurrita Davis, Dustin
Smith, Janak Khatiwada, and Leonard L. Williams, Alabama A&M University;
North Carolina A&T State University.
38.
Estimating wildlife use of riparian and interior habitats in urban nature preserves
using baited camera traps. Marlena Claire Johnston and Scot Duncan,
Birmingham-Southern College.
39.
HPLC analysis of urinary proteins in response to a high potassium diet. Naree
McCoy, LeKeyia Richardson, Ransom E Ward, and Cynthia Ann Jackson,
Tuskegee University.
40.
Optimization of reproductive status in rabbits using recombinant leptin.
Jacqueline U Johnson, Alabama A&M University.
41.
*Physiology of the stream minnow, Campostoma oligolepis, inhabiting a
polluted stream. Megan E Cordle and Mark E Meade, Jacksonville State
University, Jacksonville; Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville.
42.
Preliminary characterization of a vernal pool in Shelby County, Al. Raymond P.
Fitzpatrick and David M. Frings, Samford University.
43.
Preliminary results of a floristic survey of communities in the big creek
watershed, Barbour County, Alabama. Bailee Dykes, Derek Morrison, Lauren
Ryan, and Michael Wayne Morris, Troy University.
44.
Rare vascular plants of Bullock County, Alabama. Bailee L. Dykes and Alvin
Diamond, Troy University, Troy, Alabama.
45.
*Temperature-dependent sex determination of Loggerhead Sea Turtles. Kristin
Armstrong, J. Layton, R. Hunsinger, Dept. of Biology, Samford University.,
Birmingham, AL 35229.
46.
*Structural, biophysical, and biochemical characterization between calmodulin
and fas. Timothy F Fernandez and Jamil S Saad, University of Alabama at
Birmingham.
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47.
HPLC analysis of urinary proteins in response to a high potassium diet. Naree
McCoy, LeKeyia Richardson, Ransom E Ward, and Cynthia Ann Jackson,
Tuskegee University.
*Denotes presentation entered in student competition
SECTION I – BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
Session IV
Friday Afternoon, 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Room E, Kellogg Conference Center
James Rayburn, Presiding
48.
2:00
Effect of light spectra on gonad color of the sea urchin Lytechinus variegatus. J
Christophe Taylor and Stephen A Watts, University of Alabama at Birmingham.
49.
2:40
The effect of cholecalciferol on weight gain and organ production in the
variegated sea urchin, Lytechinus variegatus. Warren T Jones, Addison L
Lawrence, and Stephen A Watts, Samford University; Texas A&M University;
The University of Alabama at Birmingham.
50.
3:00
Introgressive hybridization and the evolution of North American bamboos as
revealed by nuclear and chloroplast DNA. Jimmy K Triplett, Jesse W Jamison,
and Jun Wen, Jacksonville State University (Triplett and Jamison); Smithsonian
Institution (Wen).
51.
3:20
Bacterial removal efficacy of a powered toothbrushes using in vitro. Brian S.
Burnes and Michael L. Shelton, The University of West Alabama.
52.
3:40
Identifying sources of pathogen contamination in the fish river. Brian S. Burnes
and Michael L Shelton, The University of West Alabama.
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SECTION II – CHEMISTRY
Session I
Thursday Morning 9:00 –10:40 AM
Room B, Kellogg Conference Center
Nixon Mwebi, Presiding
1.
9:30
*Synthesis and characterization of pyridine-2,6-dicarbonyl based dendrimers with
cleavable terminal groups. Stephen A Smith and Amanda H Coffman, University
of North Alabama.
2.
9:50
*Efficiency of extraction and separation of petroleum compounds from crude
mixture. Calvin J Scott and Nixon O Mwebi, Jacksonville State University.
3.
10:10 The nerve gas plant at Muscle Shoals. Richard C Sheridan, Tennessee Valley
Authority (Retired).
10:30 BUSINESS MEETING [Elect a Vice Chair for 2012-2014 term]
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SECTION II – CHEMISTRY
Poster Session
Thursday Morning
Atrium, Kellogg Conference Center
Authors Present: 10:45 AM – 12:00 Noon
6.
Ab initio study of the molecular structure of 3,4methylenedioxymethamphetamine (mdma) Andy D Hill and Lawrence A Covick,
Athens State University.
7.
*Biofuel production from cellulose using nano-catalysts. Kristy D Crews,
Tuskegee University.
8.
*Extraction from zanthoxylum clava-herculis bark. Zachary Riley, Kwangyul
Moon, and Yunho Kim, University of West Alabama.
9.
*Heavy metal mobilization in sludge amended soils of north east Alabama.
Keyton P Fike and Nixon O Mwebi, Jacksonville State University.
10.
*Progress toward the synthesis of n-heterocyclic carbene complexes. Ethan C
Cagle and Cameron Gren, University of North Alabama
11.
*Studies toward a convergent total synthesis of motualevic acids a-e featuring an
olefin cross-metathesis. Corey W Williams and Frank A Diaz,University of North
Alabama.
12.
*Synthesis of antimicrobial metal nanoparticles via dendrimer templatingApu
Mazumder and Michael L Curry, Department of Chemistry, Tuskegee University,
Tuskegee, AL 36088
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13.
Synthesis and characterization of a novel porphyrin. Anny Su, Cindy Tidwell,
Prakash Bharara, and Ken Belmore, University of Montevallo; University of
Montevallo;University of Montevallo;University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa.
14.
Investigating acetal formation using gc-ms. John A Whiten, Cindy P Tidwell,
and Prakash Bharara , University of Montevallo, Montevallo, Al.
*Denotes entered in student competition
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SECTION III – PHYSICS AND MATHEMATICS
Thursday Morning, 8:30 – 12:00 noon
Room A, Kellogg Conference Center
M.D. Aggarwal, Presiding
1.
8:30
Magnetized dusty plasmas - a path forward for laboratory plasma. Edward
Thomas, Jr., Auburn University.
2.
8:50
AlGaN/GaN heterojunction field-effect transistor based electrical biosensor.
Resham R Thapa, Siddharth Alur, Kyusang Kim, Fei Tong, Yogesh Sharma,
a
Moonil Kim, Claude Ahyi, Jing Dai, Jong W. Hong, Michael Bozack, John
Williams, Ahjeong Son, bAmir Dabiran, and Minseo Park., Auburn University,
a
Tuskegee University, bSVT Associates, Inc., MN.
3.
9:10
*An investigation of galex sources involving all old open clusters Taylor C
Garber and R. Mel Blake, University of North Alabama.
4.
9:30
An extension of ky fan's result on real singular values and eigenvalues. Wen Yan,
and Tin-Yau Tam, Tuskegee University.
5.
9:50
*An investigation on cost-effective fabrication of organic solar cells. A K
Chilvery and A K Batra, Alabama A&M University.
10:10 BREAK
6.
10:20 Complex-valued functions and the mean value theorem. Mohammed Qazi,
Tuskegee University.
7.
10:40 Architecture of high efficiency nanostructured solar cells. Padmaja Guggilla,
Ashok Batra, and Ashwith Chilvery, Alabama A&M University.
8.
11:00 An investigation of nanostructured films for chemical and biosensors. Michael
Curley, Tatiana Kukhtareva, and Aswith Chilvery, Alabama A&M University.
9.
11:20 *Design and fabrication of visual basic based automatic diameter control
czochralski crystal growth system. Raja Surabhi, Praveena Kommidi, Ashok K
Batra, and M.D. Aggarwal, Alabama A & M University.
10.
11.40 *Electronic transport properties of nano-composites. A K Chilvery, A K Batra,
Jason Stephens, and Alayna Fields, Alabama A&M University.
Noon LUNCH
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SECTION III – PHYSICS AND MATHEMATICS
Session II
Thursday Afternoon, 1:15 – 4:10 PM
Room A, Kellogg Conference Center
Arjun Tan Presiding
11.
1:00 *Electronic transport properties of nano-composites. A K Chilvery, A K Batra,
Jason Stephens, and Alayna Fields, Alabama A&M University.
12.
1:20
*Fabrication and characterization of hybrid solar cells based on conjugated
polymer and ZnO nanorods. Fei Tong, Kyusang Kim, Daniel Martinez, Resham
Thapa, Ayayi Ahyi, John Williams, Dong-Joo Kim, Minseo Park, Auburn
University; Sungkoo Lee, Eunhee Lim, Kyeong K. Lee, Korea Institute of
Industrial Technology, Korea. .
13.
1:40
*Simulation for prediction of energy evaluation from solar panels. Ashwith K
Chilvery, M Schamschula, and Rahul Reddy Surabhi, Alabama A&M University.
14.
2:00
Teaching with technology: scilab vs. matlab. Chadia Affane Aji, Tuskegee
University.
15.
2:20
*The optical and electrical properties of pedot:pss / mwcnt composites for
photovoltaic devices. A K Chilvery, A K Batra, and Cheyenne B Singleton,
Alabama A&M University.
2:40
BREAK
16.
2:50
Trace element identification using laser induced breakdown spectroscopy.
Akshaya Kumar and Prakash C. Sharma, Department of physics, Tuskegee
University.
17.
3:10
*Determining triplet –decay lifetimes of fluorescent dyes under lasing. Joshua C.
Oglesby, Jonathan L. King and David B. Thompson, University of North
Alabama.
18.
3:30
*Square well confining pseudo-potential in [email protected] problems: does discontinuity
matter? Jonathan L. King, Joshua C. Oglesby and Valery K. Dolmatov,
University of North Alabama.
3:50
BUSINESS MEETING [Elect a Vice Chair for 2012-2014 term]
*Denotes presentation entered in student competition
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SECTION III – PHYSICS AND MATHEMATICS
Poster Session
Thursday Afternoon
Atrium Kellogg Conference Center
Authors Present: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
19.
*A spectroscopic investigation of the interaction of delta scorpius with its
companion. Mary McDaniel, Taylor Garber, and Mel Blake, University of North
Alabama.
20.
Brachistochrone problem with kinetic friction. Arjun Tan, Ashwith K. Chilvery,
Ashok K. Batra, and Mostafa Dokhanian, Dept. of Physics, Ala. A & M Univ.
21.
Curvature and torsion in motion of charged particle under electric and magnetic
fields. Arjun Tan and Mostafa Dokhanian, Dept. of Physics, Ala. A & M Univ.
22.
Dynamical quantities in the brachistochrone problem. Arjun Tan, Ashwith K.
Chilvery, Ashok K. Batra, and Mostafa Dokhanian, Dept. of Physics, Ala. A &
M Univ.
23.
Integrating academic enrichment beyond the classroom. Sherry King,
Herman Windham and Michael Mensah, Tuskegee Center for Academic
Excellence and Innovative Learning, Office of the Provost, Tuskegee
University.
24.
*Manufacture of glassy polymeric carbon tubes using a resin spray process.
Charles Payton, Padmaja Guggilla, and John ChaCha, A & M University.
25.
*Nanomaterials’ synthesis and characterization for bio-medical applications.
Bria M Moore, Prakash C Sharma, and Sesha S Srinivasan, Department of
Physics, Tuskegee University.
26.
*Oxidation of organic contaminants via uv-vis phtoocatalysis. Jeremiah F
Wilson, Sammie Ely, Prakash C Sharma, and Sesha S Srinivasan, Department of
Physics, Tuskegee University.
27.
*Physico-chemical characteristics of soil and liquid samples collected from Gulf
of Mexico and Deep-Horizon oil-spill site. Sammie Ely, Jeremiah F Wilson,
Prakash C Sharma, and Sesha S Srinivasan, Department of Physics, Tuskegee
University.
28.
*Response characteristics and modeling for a chemical sensor. Mychal Thomas,
Jason Stephens, and Ashok K. Batra, Alabama A&M University.
29.
*The characteristics of nanoparticles-based chemical sensors. Jason M Stephens,
Ashok Batra, Quianna Johnson, and James Currie, Alabama A&M University.
30.
*Plasma annealing treatments for the 4H-SiC/SiO2 interface, Amber Kinnebrew,
and Zengjun Chen, Physics Department, Tuskegee University
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31.
Recent Advances in Graphene Electronics, Zengjun Chen, Prakash C. Sharma,
Physics Department, Tuskegee University.
* Denotes presentation is entered in student competition.
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SECTION IV - ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE
Paper Session I
Thursday 9:00 AM –12:00 NOON
Room G, Kellogg Conference Center
Qichao Liu, Presiding
1.
9:00
* A comparison of the finite difference and finite element method in the heat
equation. Samuel Allen James, Jr, Alabama A&M University.
2.
9:20
A model driven engineering approach to the design of maze robot. Nithin Yama,
and Yujian Fu, Alabama A&M University.
3.
9:40
Design and implementation of multi-sensor based autonomous robot system.
Miguel Cabral, Fan Wu, and Li Jiang, Tuskegee University.
4.
10:00 Durability assessment of carbon fiber reinforced nanoclay-epoxy composites
exposed to uv radiation. Alfred Tcherbi-Narteh, Mahesh Hosur, and Shaik Jeelani,
Tuskegee University.
5.
10:20 Flexible supercapacitor for portable energy storage. Manisha Vangari, Tonya
Pryor, and Li Jiang, Tuskegee University.
6.
10:40 High performance numerical solutions of heat and mass transfer in capillary
porous media using programmable general purpose graphics processing units. Fan
Wu, Hira Narang, and Aswad Shakur, Tuskegee University.
7.
11:00 *Hologram computer using an fpga. Alxavier F Peebles, Alabama A&M
University.
8.
11:20 Model based design of the claw car robot. Andre Layne; Adria Mason; Yujian Fu.
Alabama A&M University.
11:40 BUSINESS MEETING
Elect a Vice Chair for 2012-2014 term
Noon LUNCH
*Denotes presentation entered in student competition
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SECTION IV - ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE
Paper Session II
Thursday 1:00 – 2:20 PM
Room G, Kellogg Conference Center
Qichao Liu, Presiding
9.
1:00
*Model evolution in agile software development. Qichao Liu, University of
Alabama at Birmingham; Marjan Mernik, University of Maribor, Maribor,
Slovenia. Barrett R. Bryant, University of North Texas.
10.
1:20
Stochastic ray tracing. Ralph Phillip Bording, and Liangjie He, Wave Research.
11.
1:40
Tuning of dc motor pid speed controller using particle swarm optimization.
Benedicta Obeng, and Marc Karam, Tuskegee University.
12.
2:00
Uml based design of object detection robot. Lorenzo Jones, Janise Fowler, Yujian
Fu, Alabama A&M University.
SECTION IV - ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE
Poster Session
Thursday Afternoon 2:30 –3:30 PM
Atrium, Kellogg Conference Center
Authors Present 2:30 – 3:30 PM
13.
A maximum power point tracking for solar energy systems. Arbin Ebrahim and
Michael Mensah, Tuskegee University.
14.
*Pid speed controller for dc motor. Shatori Sanovia Sh Meadows and Arbin
Ebrahim, Tuskegee University.
*Denotes presentation is entered in student competition
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SECTION V –SOCIAL SCIENCES
Session I
Thursday Afternoon 1:00 PM – 3:45 PM
Room B, Kellogg Conference Center
Richard A. Hudiburg, Presiding
1.
1:00
The Man Who Never Was: A case study on decision making in wartime. R.
Bryan Kennedy, Susan D. Herring, Thomas Pieplow, Charles Roberts, and
Linda Shonesy. Athens State University.
2.
1:15
Who Is To Blame: A case study on the duality of human nature. R. Bryan
Kennedy, Susan D. Herring, Thomas Pieplow, Charles Roberts, and Melissa
Werner, Athens State University.
3.
1:30
Availability of Employee Assistance Program (EAP) services. R. Bryan
Kennedy1, Susan D. Herring1, Michael Essary1, James Kerner1, Laura Lynn
Kerner1, Eddy J. Burks2, 1 Athens State University, 2 Troy State University.
4.
1:45
Prevalence of sexual harassment in organizations. R. Bryan Kennedy, Susan D.
Herring, Michael Essary, James Kerner, Laura Lynn Kerner, and Linda
Shonesy, Athens State University.
5.
2:00
Impact of sexual violence, Beverly J. Myers, Fortis Institute.
6.
2:25
*The necessity of death. Joseph Alexander Musick, University of Alabama.
7.
2:45
*Children in Rebel Armies: Ruthless soldiers or innocent children? Kathryn
Robbins, University of Alabama.
8.
3:00
*Micro-Stratification: An analysis of urban residential structure using a social
stress index derived from U.S. Census block level data – Gadsden Alabama, a
case study. Donna Holly Park and Joe Morgan, Jacksonville State University.
9.
3:20
Does religion influence hiking trail ethics? Mary Katherine Osborn, Victoria A.
McClain, Richard A. Hudiburg, and Larry W. Bates, University of North
Alabama.
10.
3:40
Rape and HIV as methods of waging war: epidemiological criminology’s
response. Ishita T Chowdhury and Mark M Lanier, University of Alabama,
Tuscaloosa.
4:00
Business Meeting [Elect a Vice-Chair for 2012-2014 term]
* Denotes presentation entered in the student competition
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SECTION V –SOCIAL SCIENCES
Poster Session
Thursday Afternoon
Atrium, Kellogg Conference Center
Authors Present: 4:15 PM – 4:45 PM
11.
Healthy Lifestyles: A community based nutrition and physical activity behavior
change intervention. Andrew J. Campbell and Vivian L. Carter, Tuskegee
University.
12.
Religion, culture, and environmental pollution on the Ganges River. Richard R.
Greene, Jr. and Philip L. Chaney, Auburn University.
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SECTION VI – ANTHROPOLOGY
Paper Session
Friday Morning, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Room D, Kellogg Conference Center
Harry Holstein Presiding
9:00
Welcome Harry Holstein
1.
9:10
Preliminary observations and comparisons from an initial visit to the West
Bolton stone structure site, Vermont with several Alabama stone structure site
counterparts. Harry O. Holstein, Jacksonville State University.
2.
9:30
*The influx of pine plantations along the Old Federal Road. Matt S
Greenemeier, Auburn University.
3.
9:45
*Hollis is more than a quartzite: distribution, context and meaning. Hamilton H
Bryant, III, Auburn University.
4.
10:00 *Woodland exploitation of freshwater mollusk in the upper Alabama river
drainage. Kelly M Ervin, Auburn University.
5.
10:15 From Russia to Alabama; the history of plank roads. Phillip E. Koerper, Dr.,
Jacksonville State University.
10:45 Break
6.
11:00 Spatial science: crossing the disciplines. L. Joe Morgan, Jacksonville State
University
7.
11:30 Influence of age and status on mortuary art in Alabama. Danielle E Ashworth
and Brenna L Wilkerson, Auburn University.
8.
11:45 Moieties and dual leadership systems among the Talamancan peoples of Central
America and their relevance to understanding complex society in the southeast
and elsewhere in the Americas. James Sewastynowicz, Jacksonville State
University.
9.
12:15 *Lost in translation: miscommunication and language barriers in the medical
field. Hailey Elizabeth Hillsman and Laura Burmeister,Troy University.
10.
12:30 Memory sits in places of time; the federal road across Creek Country. John W
Cottier. Auburn University.
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SECTION VI – ANTHROPOLOGY
Poster Session
Friday Afternoon, 1:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Room D, Kellogg Conference Center
Harry Holstein Presiding
11
1:00
*Spatial evidence for culture change at Hickory Ground, a multi-component
archaeological site in Elmore County, Alabama. Kelly M Ervin, Auburn
University.
*Denotes presentation is entered in competition
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SECTION VIII – INDUSTRY, ENVIRONMENTAL, AND EARTH SCIENCE
Paper Session
Thursday Morning, 10:00 – 11:00 AM
Room E, Kellogg Conference Center
Janie Gregg, Presiding
1.
10:00 Urbanization of Madison County, AL and farmers’ perception. Teshome Gabre,
Constance J Wilson, Gete Bekele, and Moses Eben, Alabama A&M University.
2
10:20 CEO pay and the recession: Has a slowed economy reduced CEO pay? Janie
Gregg, The University of West Alabama.
3.
10:40 *United States Army Corps of Engineers regulatory authority of Riparian
Stream buffer: case studies from Alabama. Taylor M Bell, University of
Alabama at Birmingham.
4.
11:00 *Human resource management in global environment. Fengna Yvette Zheng,
University of West Alabama.
11:20 BUSINESS MEETING [Elect Vice-Chair for 2012-2014 term]
SECTION VIII – INDUSTRY, ENVIRONMENTAL, AND EARTH SCIENCE
Poster Session
Thursday Morning
Atrium, Kellogg Conference Center
Authors Present, 11:30 AM – Noon
5.
*Assessment of agricultural land loss and conservation practices in Madison
County, Alabama, Moses Eben, Russel Fricano and Teshome Gabre, Alabama
A&M University.
6.
*Assessment of streams in the vicinity of Birmingham, Alabama for endocrinedisrupting chemicals. Bryan S. Arwood and Robert A Angus, University of
Alabama at Birmingham.
*Denotes presentation entered in student competition
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SECTION IX – HEALTH SCIENCES
Thursday Morning, 9:00 – 11:00 AM
Room D, Kellogg Conference Center
Ellen Buckner, Presiding
1.
9:00
Diffusion of innovations: what worked, what didn't in two health care settings.
Mary M Hays, University of Alabama, Huntsville.
2.
9:20
Alabama School Nurse Research Network (ASNRN): application in the
secondary analysis of statewide school health data. aSherry D. Marbury, bEllen
B. Buckner, bTodd Harlan and cCarolyn Padovano, aAlabama State Department
of Education, bUniversity of South Alabama, cRTI International.
3.
9:40
Application in psychometric development of a self injury scale: a collaboration
effort with Alabama School Nurse Research Network. aKimberly A. Williams,
b
Ellen Buckner, bKatherine Bydalek, cMadhuri S. Mulekar, aKaren Hamilton,
and dSherry Marbury; aCommunity-Mental Health Nursing (CMN) Department,
University of South Alabama; bAdult Health Nursing (AHN) Department,
University of South Alabama; cDepartment of Mathematics and Statistics,
University of South Alabama; and dAlabama State School Nurse Consultant,
State of Alabama Department of Education.
4.
10:00 Wireless rural health school screening as front line obesity screening. Barbara
Wilder, Constance Hendricks, Jennifer Schuessler, Auburn University; Lawanda
Gray, Macon County Schools, Tuskegee, AL; Taneshia King-Roland Tuskegee
University.
5.
10:20 Alabama School Nurse Research Network (ASNRN): application in
identification of nursing research topics. Ellen B. Buckner, Sherry D. Marbury,
Constance Hendricks, Joyce Jeter, and Diana Collins, Melissa Lewallen, Olivia
May, Lynx McClelland, Janis Phelps, Lisa Tubbs, Laura Williams, Alabama
State Department of Education, University of South Alabama, Auburn
University, Auburn City Schools, Saraland City Schools, Madison County
Schools, University of Alabama, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Alabama
State Department of Education, Alabama State Department of Education,
University of North Alabama.
10:40 BUSINESS MEEING
Elect a Chair and Vice Chair for 2012-2014 term
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SECTION IX – HEALTH SCIENCES
Poster Session
Thursday Morning, 11:00 AM – 12:00 NOON
Atrium, Kellogg Conference Center
Ellen Buckner, Presiding
7.
An evaluation of the distribution of human health risks across socioeconomic status:
Alabama - a case study. Ronald N. Hunsinger and Benjamin G. Meadows, Samford
University.
8.
Morphological structure of thymus after imunofan administration. Svetlana A.
Kashchenko, Alexey A. Zakharov, Olga N. Kuvenyova, Anton V. Yeryomin, and
Maxim A. Nagorniy, Luhansk State Medical University, Luhansk, Ukraine.
9.
Simulation in mental health nursing education: a review of the evidence. Beverly J.
Myers, Lucille Irby, Yolanda Smith, and Stella Ervin, Nursing Program Fortis Institute,
Birmingham, Alabama.
10.
The effect of potassium on renocarcinoma cells. LeKeyia Richardson and Cynthia Ann
Jackson, Tuskegee University.
11.
The renin angiotension aldosterone system and renal cell carcinoma. DeeDee Canionero
and Cynthia Ann Jackson, Tuskegee University.
12.
HPLC analysis of urinary proteins in response to a high salt diet. Ransom E Ward and
Cynthia Ann Jackson, Tuskegee University.
13.
*Community-dwelling older former heavy (≥32 pack-year) smokers are at increased risk
for incident heart failure despite prolonged (>15 years) abstinence. Amiya A. Ahmed,
Kanan Patel, Inmaculada B. Aban, and Ali Ahmed, University of Alabama at
Birmingham; VA Medical Center, Birmingham.
*Denotes presentation is entered in competition
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SECTION X – BIOETHICS & HISTORY & PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE
Thursday Afternoon, 1:00 – 5:00 PM
Room D, Kellogg Conference Center
Jim Bradley, Presiding
12:50 Welcome and Introduction, James T. Bradley
1
1:00
Issues in protection of human subjects in research for evidence-based. Ellen B
Buckner, University of South Alabama.
2
1:20
Is mathematics a science? The evolving relationship between mathematics and the
sciences.. Michel Smith, Auburn University.
3
1:40
Bioethics and the moral challenges of science and technological activities.
Stephen Olufemi Sodeke, Tuskegee University.
4
2:15
Philip Henry Gosse: an early naturalist's view of Dallas County, Alabama (1838).
Gary R. Mullen, Auburn University.
5
2:45
Economics as a science: a look at Timothy Ferris's "the science of wealth" in the
science of liberty (2010). Carol F. Daron, Auburn University.
3:00
INTERMISSION
6
3:10
Persistent poverty, disproportionate health impact and the roles of cooperative
extension programs in Alabama black-belt counties. Lekan Ayanwale, Tuskegee
University.
7
3:30
Landmarks of revolution. Clark Edward Lundell and James T. Bradley, Auburn
University.
8
4:00
Scientists as symbolic-analytic workers. Michelle Sidler, Auburn University.
9
4:15
Censorship and scientific research. Gerard Elfstrom, Auburn University.
10
4:45
Bridging the gap: Seeing the world whole by integrating the sciences and the
humanities.. Charlotte Ward, Emeritus, Auburn University.
11
5:00
Plan B morning after pill contraception: biology, politics, ethics. James T
Bradley, Auburn University.
5:15
BUSINESS MEETING [Elect a Chair and Vice-Chair, 2012-2014]
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GORGAS SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION
Poster Session
Thursday Evening, 6:00-7:00 PM, Atrium Kellogg Conference Center
Friday Afternoon, 1:30-2:30 PM, Rooms 404 & 405, Engineering Building
Ellen Buckner, Presiding
Finalists in the 2012 Alabama Science Scholar Search and Gorgas Scholarship Program will
discuss their projects at these poster session.
1. Molecular mechanism of synergistic effects of TNF-d and IL-1 on Osteoclast Formation,
Patrick Blackmon, Ramsay High School, Birmingham
2. Public restrooms: Hand washing for males, Zachary Michael Fox, Wetumpka High School,
Wetumpka
3. Exploring the antibacterial and anticancer effects of a novel antarctic bacterial pigment,
*Rakesh Goli, The Altamont School, Birmingham
4. The effect of microbes on the degradation of oil, Andrew Guo, Alabama School of
Mathematics and Science, Mobile
5. A better anti-cancer drug: superior topoisomerase II-inhibition by DNA intercalation with a
mitoxantrone analogue, Pranjal Gupta, Auburn High School, Auburn
6. Influence of kidney function on risk of hemmorhage among patients taking warfarin, Mohit
A. Limdi, The Altamont School, Birmingham
7. When lying, do people exhibit a change in the number of blinks, fidgets, or direction in
which they look?, Meredith McPhail, Murphy High School, Mobile
8. A study of the effectiveness of antimicrobial scrubs when used as an aid in the prevention of
nosocomial infections, Megan Elizabeth Moody, Wetumpka High School, Wetumpka
9. The efficiency of different driving methods on the fuel economy of a lightweight truck,
Joshua Passantino, Jefferson County International Baccalaureate School, Birmingham
10. Nature's medicine, Tulsi Patel, Wetumpka High School, Wetumpka
11. The effect of actinamycin D and ethidium bromide on the physical properties of calf thymus
DNA, Victoria Stringfellow, Jefferson County International Baccalaureate School,
Birmingham
12. Engineering an affordable electric vehicle: Conversion and Range Optimization, Joel Tinker,
Covenant Christian Academy, Huntsville
*Intel National Science Talent Search, Semi-Finalist
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OBJECTIVES OF THE ALABAMA ACADEMY OF SCIENCE
The objectives of the Academy are to:
 Promote the development of interest in scientific matters in the state,
 Provide means for publication of papers and abstracts,
 Provide opportunity for increased cooperation and fellowship among its members,
 Cooperate with other organizations having similar aims,
 Render public service in scientific matters,
 Promote the interest in and study of science by the youth of Alabama,
 Provide for and award scholarships to deserving youth of Alabama.
In fulfilling these objectives, the Academy is devoted to nearly all aspects of science and science
education.
EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES OF THE ACADEMY
The Academy sponsors
 Alabama Junior Academy of Science, a statewide organization of high school science
clubs
 Junior Science and Humanities Symposium, an activity supported by the United States
Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, and the U.S. Coast Guard
 Seven Regional Science Fairs at which high school students exhibit the results of their
research or study projects. Regional Finalists compete in the Alabama State Science &
Engineering Fair. Winners go to the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF)
 Science Olympiads in which regional winners compete at the state level. Alabama
winners go to the National Competition.
 Visiting Scientist Network in which volunteer members, upon invitation by a teacher, go
to high schools to present talks, demonstrations, or workshops
 Travel grants to enable students to attend the annual meetings where they can present
their research results in the Student Research Award Competition
 Research grants to enable students to carry out mentored research
 Annual Science Teacher Fellowships ($1,000) to individuals in the fifth year program
leading to Class A certification.
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2012 REGIONAL SCIENCE FAIRS
North Alabama Regional Science & Engineering Fair: The University of Alabama in
Huntsville, March 7-9, 2012, Jacob Kerstiens, [email protected]
Central Alabama Regional Science & Engineering Fair: The University of Alabama at
Birmingham, March 3, 2012, J. Michael Wyss, [email protected]
West Alabama Regional Science & Engineering Fair: The University of West Alabama,
March 9-10, 2012, John McCall, [email protected]
South Alabama Regional Science & Engineering Fair: The University of South Alabama,
March 30-31, 2012, Jim Connors, [email protected]
Greater East Alabama Regional Science and Engineering Fair: Auburn University, March 7,
2012, Mary Lou Ewald, [email protected]
2012 ALABAMA STATE SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FAIR
April 5-7, The University of Alabama in Huntsville; Coordinator, Lior Burko, Department of
Physics, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, 35899
Alabama Science and Engineering Fair web site: http://asef.uah.edu
2012 INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FAIR
An activity of Intel Science Service, 1719 N Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 7852255, FAX (202) 785-1243. Internet: http://www.societyforscience.org/intelisef2012.
The Intel 2011 ISEF will be held May 13-18, 2012 in the David L. Lawrence Convention
Center, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, http://www.societyforscience.org/intelisef2012 .
Virginia Vilardi, State Coordinator, 1251 Coosa River Parkway, Wetumpka H. S., 36092, (334)
567-5158, Cell, (334) 799-0104, FAX (334) 567-1178, (H) (334) 514-1770,
[email protected]
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ALABAMA SCIENCE OLYMPIAD 2011-2012
Division A2 Grades 3-6 Olympiad Tournaments
University of West Alabama, Tuesday, Oct 18. Janis Beard, Univ. of West Alabama,
Station 7, Livingston, AL 35470.
Jacksonville High School. February 18. David Peters, 1000 George Douthit Drive SW,
Jacksonville, AL 36265. (256) 435-4177, www.esoatjhs.org
Auburn University, March 31. Greg Harris & Terry Tidwell, Department of
Mathematics, 218 Parker Hall, Auburn, AL 36830 [email protected] or
[email protected]
Division B Grades 6-9 Olympiad Tournaments
Spring Hill College, March 3. Carolyn R. Simmons, Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Spring Hill College, 4000 Dauphin Street, Mobile, AL 36608
[email protected]
Auburn University, February 25. Steve Stuckwisch, Department of Geology, 108
Tichenor Hall, Auburn University, AL 36830. (251) 844-6575
[email protected]; http://www.auburn.edu/~stuckse/ScienceOlympiad/
University of Alabama in Huntsville, February 18. Mrs. Vanessa Colebaugh, 5019
Willow Creek Drive, Owens Cross Roads, AL 35763. (256) 922-5747
[email protected], http://www.uah.edu/sciolympiad/index.php
University of Alabama. February 18. Luoheng Han, Ph.D., Associate Dean and
Professor, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Alabama, Box 870268,
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0268, Phone: 205.348.7007, Fax: 205.348.0272.
www.as.ua.edu
Division C Grades 9-12 Olympiad Tournaments
Spring Hill College. March 3. Carolyn R. Simmons, Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Spring Hill College, 4000 Dauphin Street, Mobile, AL 36608
[email protected]
University of Alabama at Birmingham. February 18. Miss Charlotte Kent, Box 210,
Blount Hall, 1001 14th St. S. Birmingham, AL 35205. [email protected]
University of Alabama in Huntsville. February 18. Mrs. Vanessa Colebaugh, 5019
Willow Creek Drive, Owens Cross Roads, AL 35763. (256) 922-5747
[email protected], http://www.uah.edu/sciolympiad/index.php
University of Alabama. February 18. Luoheng Han, Associate Dean and Professor,
College of Arts and Sciences, University of Alabama, Box 870268, Tuscaloosa,
AL 35487-0268, Phone: 205.348.7007, Fax: 205.348.0272. www.as.ua.edu
Becky Snow [email protected]
State Science Olympiad Tournaments
Huntingdon College. State B and C. March 10, 2012. Sidney Stubbs, Assoc. Vice
President for Institutional Assessment and Compliance and Professor of
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Mathematics [email protected] and Jim Daniels, Assoc. Prof. of Biology,
[email protected] , 1500 E Fairview Ave, Montgomery, AL 36106 (334)
833-4430
2012 Science Olympiad National Tournament. May 18-19, 2011, University of Central
Florida.
State Director: Jane Nall, 31110 Wakefield Drive, Spanish Fort, AL 36527 (251) 621-2911,
email [email protected]
Alabama Science Olympiad web page: http://aso.jsu.edu/
National Science Olympiad web page: http://soinc.org/about
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WILLIAM H. MASON SCIENCE TEACHER FELLOWSHIPS
The William H. Mason Science Teacher Fellowship Fund honors the late Dr. Mason's dedication
and leadership in the Academy. Contributions may be made online on the Alabama Academy of
Science website. Michael B. Moeller serves as Chair of the Mason Science Teacher Fellowship
Committee, UNA, Box 5049,(256) 765-4479, [email protected] Downloadable applications
and further information can be found on the Academy web site,
www.alabamaacademyofscience.org.
Fellowships have been awarded to the following individuals:
1990 - 1991 Mrs. Amy Livengood Sumner, UAB
1991 - 1992 Mrs. Leella Holt, UNA.
1992 - 1993 Mrs. Joni Justice Shanklee, Samford University.
1993 - 1994 Jeffrey Baumbach, Auburn University.
1994 - 1995 Not Awarded.
1995 - 1996 Laura West Cochran, University of Montevallo.
1996 - 1997 Tina Anne Beams, UA.
1997 - 1998 Carole Collins Crabbe Clegg, UAB
1998 - 1999 Cynthia Ann Phillips, UNA
1999 - 2000 Ruth Borden, UAB
2000 - 2001 Amy K. Murphy, UAB, Karen L. Celestine, AL A&M
2001 - 2002 Jeannine Ott, Eubanks, Auburn University
2002 - 2003 Not Awarded
2003 - 2004 Kanessa Miller, Auburn University
2004 - 2005 Not Awarded
2005 - 2006 Mary Busbee, UAB, and Bethany Knox, UAB
2006 - 2007 Kelly Harbin, UAB
2007 - 2008 Michael Hallman, UA
2008 – 2009 Sherri Sanders Grosso, UNA
2009 - 2010 Not Awarded
2010 - 2011 Danielle Brooke Morlan, UWA
2011 – 2012 Cory Goble, University of Montevallo
WRIGHT A. GARDNER AWARDEES
Recipients Are Selected For Their Outstanding Contributions to Science While in Residence in
Alabama
1984 Robert P. Bauman, Physics, University of Alabama at Birmingham
1985 Nolan E. Richards, Research Scientist, Reynolds Metals Company, Sheffield
1986 S. T. Wu, Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautic Research, University of Alabama in
Huntsville
1987 Herbert H. Winkler, Microbiology, University of South Alabama
1988 Richard W. Compans, Microbiology and Senior Scientist, University of Alabama at
Birmingham
1990 Max Cooper, Medicine and Immunology, University of Alabama at Birmingham
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1991
1992
1994
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
Dan Urry, Biochemistry, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Gail Cassell, Microbiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Frank Rose, Electrical Engineering, Space Power Institute, Auburn University
Prakash Sharma, Physics, Tuskegee University
Robert E. Pieroni, Internal and Family Medicine, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
Thomas J. Wdowiak, Physics and Space Exploration, University of Alabama at
Birmingham
Samuel B. Barker, Physiology, and Dean Emeritus, University of Alabama at
Birmingham
George Crozier, Dauphin Island Sea Lab, Mobile
James B. McClintock, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Sara C. & Wayne H. Finley, University of Alabama at Birmingham Medical School
Leven S. Hazlegrove, Samford University, Executive Director, Alabama Academy of
Science
William J. Barrett, Southern Research Institute, Retired, Birmingham
Eugene Omasta, Professor Emeritus, Troy University.
Dan Holliman, Professor Emeritus, Birmingham Southern College
No award
No award
No award
No award
J. Michael Wyss, Director of CORD, University of Alabama at Birmingham
FELLOWS OF THE ALABAMA ACADEMY OF SCIENCE
2007 Ellen Buckner (University of Alabama at Birmingham), Leven Hazlegrove (Samford
University), Richard Hudiburg (University of North Alabama), Larry Krannich
(University of Alabama at Birmingham), Eugene Omasta (Troy University), Prakash
Sharma (Tuskegee University).
2008 Ram B. Gupta (Auburn University), Harry O. Holstein (Jacksonville State University),
Adriane G. Ludwick (Tuskegee University), Ken Marion (University of Alabama at
Birmingham), Michael B. Moeller (University of North Alabama)
2009 Stephen A. Watts (University of Alabama at Birmingham) and Jane Nall (State Director,
Science Olympiad Program)
2010 George Cline (Jacksonville State University), David H. Nelson (University of South
Alabama), and Virginia Vilardi (State Coordinator, Science Fairs, Wetumpka High
School)
2011 James T. Bradley (Auburn University), Anne Cusic (University of Alabama at
Birmingham), James B. McClintock (University of Alabama at Birmingham)
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SECTION OFFICERS, 2011-2012
Section I: Biological Sciences:
• Chair: (2013) Katia Shumaker, Dept. of Biology, Univ. of West Alabama, Livingston,
AL 35470, (205) 652-3406 [email protected]
• Vice Chair: (2013) Malia Fincher, Dept. of Biology, Samford University, Birmingham,
Al 35229, (205) 726-2928 [email protected]
Section II: Chemistry:
• Chair: (2012) Emanuel Waddell, Dept. of Chemistry, John Wright Drive, Univ. of
Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL 35899 (256) 824-2695,
[email protected]
• Vice Chair: (2012) Nixon Mwebi, Physical and Earth Sciences, Jacksonville State
Univ., Jacksonville, AL 36265, (256) 782-5974 [email protected]
Section III: Physics and Mathematics:
• Chair: (2012) Manmohan Aggarwal, Dept. Of Physics, Alabama A&M Univ., Normal,
AL 3761, (256) 372-8132 [email protected]
• Vice Chair: (2012) Prakash Sharma, Dept. Of Physics, Tuskegee Univ., Tuskegee, AL
36088, (334) 727-8998 [email protected]
Section IV: Engineering and Computer Science:
• Chair: (2013) Qichao Liu, Dept. of Computer Sci., 115A Campbell Hall, 1300
University Boulevard, Univ. of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294,
[email protected]
• Vice Chair: (2013) Section V: Social Sciences:
• Chair: (2012) Richard Hudiberg, Dept. of Psychology, Univ. of North Alabama, Box
5187, Florence, AL 35632, (256) 765-4572 [email protected]
• Vice Chair: (2012) Bryan Kennedy, Dept. of Management and Psychology, Athens
State Univ., Athens, AL 35611, (256) 216-5363 [email protected]
Section VI: Anthropology:
• Chair: Harry Holstein, Dept. of Geography, Jacksonville State Univ., Jacksonville, Al
36265, (256) 782-5656 [email protected]
• Vice Chair: Phillip Koerper, Dept. of History, Jacksonville State Univ., Jacksonville, Al
36265, (256) 782-5604 [email protected]
Section VII: Science Education:
• Chair: (2011) Janet Gaston, Biological and Env. Sciences, 210C McCall Hall, Troy
Univ., Troy, AL 36081, (334) 670-5659 [email protected]
• Vice Chair: (2011) Vacant.
Section VIII: Industry, Environmental, and Earth Science:
• Chair: (2012) Gregg Janie, Dept. of Accounting, Finance, and Economic, Univ. of West
Alabama, Livingston, AL 35470, (205) 652-3716 [email protected];
[email protected]
• Vice Chair: (2012) Yong Wang, Center for Forestry and Ecology, Alabama A&M
Univ., Normal, AL 35761, [email protected]
Section IX: Health Sciences:
• Chair: Vacant
• Vice Chair: Vacant
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Section X: Bioethics and History and Philosophy of Science:
• Chair: (2012) James Bradley, Department of Biological Sciences, Auburn Univ.,
Auburn, AL 36849, (334)-844-9262, [email protected]
• Vice Chair: Vacant.
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ELECTED OFFICERS, 2011-2012
President: Mickie Powell, Dept. of Biology, Univ. of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham,
AL 35294 (205) 934-8313, [email protected]
President-Elect: Ronald Hunsinger, Dept. of Biology, Samford Univ., Birmingham, AL 35229,
[email protected]
Second Vice-President: Emanuel Waddell, Dept. of Chemistry, John Wright Drive, Univ. of
Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL 35899 (256) 824-2695, [email protected]
Secretary: Janie Gregg, Dept. of Accounting, Finance, and Economics, Univ. of West Alabama,
Livingston, AL 35470 (205) 652-3716, [email protected]; [email protected]
Treasurer: Bettina Riley, School of Nursing, Univ. of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham,
AL 35294 (205) 908-0005, [email protected]
Editor: Safaa Al-Hamdani, Dept. of Biology, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL
36265 (256) 782-5801, [email protected]
State Counselor to the Junior Academy: Catherine Shields, Jefferson County International
Baccalaureate School, 6100 Old Leeds Rd., Irondale, AL 35210, (205) 871-3961,
[email protected]
Associate Counselor to the Junior Academy: Mary Williams, Altamont School, 4801
Altamont Rd., Birmingham, AL 35222, (205) 879-2006, [email protected]
Associate Counselor to the Junior Academy: Wanda Phillips, Brooks High School, 4300
Highway 72, Killen, AL 35645 (256) 757-2115, [email protected]
Coordinator of State Science Fairs: Virginia Valardi, Wetumpka High School, 1251 Coosa
River Parkway, Wetumpka, AL 36092 (334) 799-0104, (334) 514-1770,
[email protected]
Coordinator of State Science Olympiad: Jane D. Nall, 31110 Wakefield Drive, Spanish Fort,
AL 36527 (251) 621–2911, [email protected]; [email protected]
AAAS Representative: Stephen Watts, Dept. of Biology, University of Alabama at
Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294–1170 (205) 934–2045, [email protected]
Executive Director: Larry Krannich, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Alabama at
Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 (205) 934-8017, [email protected]
TRUSTEES:
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Ken Marion, Dept. of Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
35294–1170 , [email protected]
Prakash Sharma, Dept. of Physics, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, AL 36088 (334) 7278998, [email protected]
James Bradley, Dept. of Biological Sciences, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849 ,
[email protected]
David Nelson, Dept. of Biology, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL 36688 (252)
460-6331, [email protected]
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Brian Burnes, Dept. of Biology, University of West Alabama, Livingston, AL 35470
(205) 652-3442, [email protected]
Mike Howell, Dept. of Biological Sciences, Samford Univ., Birmingham, AL 35229 ,
[email protected]
Richard Hudiburg, Dept. of Psychology, University of North Alabama Box 5187,
Florence, AL 35632 (256) 765-4572, [email protected]
Adriane Ludwick, Dept. of Chemistry, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, AL 36088 ,
[email protected]
Brian Toone, Dept. of Computer Sci., Samford Univ., Birmingham, AL 35229 (205) 7262960, [email protected]
Ellen B. Buckner, 5721 USA Drive North, College of Nursing, University of South
Alabama, Mobile, AL, 36688, (251) 910-9877, [email protected]
Stephen Watts, Dept. of Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham,
AL 35294–1170 (205) 934–2045, [email protected]
Anne Cusic, Dept. of Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
35294–1170 (205) 934-9686, [email protected]
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APPOINTED COMMITTEES 2011-12
Archives
• Troy L. Best, Chair, (2012) Dept. of Biological Sciences, 331 Funchess Hall, Auburn
Univ., Auburn, AL 36849-5414, [email protected]
Auditing Senior Academy
• Robert Angus, Chair, (2012) Dept. of Biology, Univ. of Alabama at Birmingham,
Birmingham, AL 35294-1170, [email protected]
Auditing Junior Academy
• Govind Menon, (2012) Dept. of Mathematics and Physics, Troy Univ., Troy, AL 36081,
[email protected]
Budget and Finance
• Ken Marion, Chair, (2012) Dept. of Biology, Univ. of Alabama at Birmingham,
Birmingham, AL 35294-1170, [email protected]
• Ellen Buckner, (2012) College of Nursing, Univ. of South Alabama, Mobile, AL 36688,
[email protected]
• Mickie Powell, (2012) Dept. of Biology, Univ. of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham,
AL 35294, [email protected]
• Ronald Hunsinger, (2012) Dept. of Biology, Samford Univ., Birmingham, AL 35229,
[email protected]
• Janie Gregg, (2012) Dept. of Accounting, Finance, and Economic, Univ. of West
Alabama, Livingston, AL 35470, [email protected]; [email protected]
• Bettina Riley, (2012) School of Nursing, Univ. of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham,
AL 35294, [email protected], [email protected]
• Catherine Shields, (2012) Jefferson Country International Baccalaureate School,
Irondale, AL 35210, [email protected]
• Larry Krannich, Dept. of Chemistry, Univ. of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
35294, [email protected]
Editorial Board: (staggered 3-yr terms)
• Jim Bradley, (2012) Dept. of Biology, Auburn Univ., Auburn, AL , [email protected]
• David Myer, (2013) English Dept., Jacksonville State Univ., Jacksonville, AL 37276,
[email protected]
• Prakash Sharma, (2014) Dept. of Physics, Tuskegee Univ., Tuskegee, AL 36088,
[email protected]
Electronic Media: (3-yr terms)
• Brian Toone, Editor, (2012) Dept. of Computer Science, Samford Univ., Birmingham,
AL 35229, [email protected]
• Richard Hudiburg, Associate Editor, (2014) Dept. of Psychology, Univ. of North
Alabama, Box 5187, Florence, AL 35632, [email protected]
Emmett B. Carmichael Award: (staggered 2-yr terms)
• Richard Hudiburg, Chair, (2014) Dept. of Psychology, Univ. of North Alabama, Box
5187, Florence, AL 35632, [email protected]
• David Nelson, (2012) Dept. of Biology, Univ. of South Alabama, Mobile, AL 36688,
[email protected]
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Robert Pitt, (2013) Civil & Environmental Engineering, Univ. of Alabama, PO Box
870205, Tuscaloosa, AL 35482, [email protected]
• Safaa Al-Hamdani, Editor (ex officio), (2012) Dept. of Biology, Jacksonville State Univ.,
Jacksonville, AL 36265, [email protected]
• Larry Davenport, (2013) Dept. of Biological Sciences, Samford Univ., Birmingham, AL
35229, [email protected]
Gorgas Scholarship Program: (staggered 3-yr terms)
• Ellen Buckner, Co-chair, College of Nursing, Univ. of South Alabama, Mobile, AL
36688, [email protected]
• Larry Krannich, Co-chair, Dept. of Chemistry, Univ. of Alabama at Birmingham,
Birmingham, AL 35294, [email protected]
• Elizabeth Dobbins, (2013) Dept. of Biology, Samford Univ., Birmingham, AL 35229,
[email protected]
• David H. Nelson, (2013) Dept. of Biology, Univ. of South Alabama, Mobile, AL 36688,
[email protected]
• Prakash Sharma, (2014) Dept. of Physics, Tuskegee Univ., Tuskegee, AL 36088,
[email protected]
• Diane Tucker, (2014) Science and Technology Honors Program, Univ. of Alabama at
Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294, [email protected]
• Kay Worley, J.D., Alabama Power Foundation, 600 North 18th Street, Birmingham, AL
35203, [email protected]
• vacant
Gorgas Fellow:
• Mark Jones, (2012) J. F. Drake Middle School, 655 Spencer Avenue, Auburn, AL 36832,
[email protected]
Junior Academy:
• Catherine Shields, Interim Chair, (2012) Jefferson Country International Baccalaureate
School, Irondale, AL 35210, [email protected], [email protected]
Junior Academy Regional Counselors:
• Mary Thomaskutty, Decatur High School, 1011 Prospect Dr., SE, Decatur, AL 35601,
[email protected]
• Vicki Farina, Brooks High School, Brooks, AL , [email protected]
• Catherine Shields, Jefferson Country International Baccalaureate School, 6100 Old
Leeds Rd., Irondale, AL 35210, [email protected], [email protected]
• Virginia Valardi, Wetumpka High School, Wetumpka, AL ,
[email protected]
Local Arrangements at Tuskegee University
• Prakash Sharma, Co-chair, (2014) Dept. of Physics, Tuskegee Univ., Tuskegee, AL
36088, [email protected]
Long Range Planning: (staggered 4-yr terms, committee elects chair)
• Adriane Ludwick, Chair, (2012) Dept. of Chemistry, Tuskegee Univ., Tuskegee, AL
36088, [email protected]
• Anne Cusic, (2014) Dept. of Biology, Univ. of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham,
AL 35294-1170, [email protected]
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Ken Marion, (2014) Dept. of Biology, Univ. of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham,
AL 35294-1170, [email protected]
• Eugene Omasta, (2011) 113 Dendron, Troy, AL 36081, [email protected]
Mason Scholarship: (staggered 3-yr terms)
• Michael Moeller, Chair, Dept. of Chemistry, Univ. of North Alabama, Box 5049,
Florence, AL 35632, [email protected]
• Charles Eick, (2012) Dept. of Curriculum and Teaching, 5058 Haley Center, Auburn
Univ., Auburn, AL 36849, [email protected]
• Malcom Braid, (2013) Dept. of Biology, Univ. of Montevallo, Montevallo, AL ,
• Jane Roy, (2011) School of Education, Univ. of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham,
AL 35294-1250, [email protected]
• Brian Burnes, (2014) Dept. of Biology, Univ. of West Alabama, Livingston, AL 35470,
[email protected]
• Loretta Cormier, (2013) Dept. of Anthropology, Univ. of Alabama at Birmingham,
Birmingham, AL 35294, [email protected]
• R. Melvin Blake, (2012) Dept. of Physical and Earth Science, Univ. of North Alabama,
Florence, AL 35632, [email protected]
Membership: Vacant, Chair
Nominating:
• Emanuel Waddell, Second Vice-President, (2012) Dept. of Chemistry, John Wright
Drive, Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL 35899,
[email protected]
• Section Chairs
Place and Date of Meeting: (5 members, staggered 5-yr terms)
• vacant , Chair,
• Larry Krannich, (2016) Dept. of Chemistry, Univ. of Alabama at Birmingham,
Birmingham, AL 35294, [email protected]
• Yong Wang, (2014) Center for Forestry and Ecology, Alabama A&M Univ., Normal, AL
35762, [email protected]
• George Cline, (2015) Dept. of Biology, Jacksonville State Univ., Jacksonville, AL 36265,
[email protected]
• Jimmy Triplett, (2016) Dept. of Biology, Jacksonville State Univ., Jacksonville, AL
36265, [email protected]
Public Relations: (staggered 4-yr terms)
• Ellen Buckner, (2015) College of Nursing, Univ. of South Alabama, Mobile, AL 36688,
[email protected]
• Larry Davenport, (2012) Dept. of Biology, Samford Univ., Birmingham, AL 35229,
[email protected]
• Ken Marion, (2015) Dept. of Biology, Univ. of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham,
AL 35294, [email protected]
• vacant
Research: (5 members with staggered 5-yr terms)
• Brian Burnes, Chair (2016) Dept. of Biology, University of West Alabama, Livingston,
AL35470, [email protected]
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Bruce Smith, (2015) Scorr-Ritchey Research Center, Auburn Univ., Auburn, AL 36849,
[email protected]
• Stephen Watts, (2013) Dept. of Biology, Univ. of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham,
AL 35294, [email protected]
• Alan Sprague, (2015) Dept. of Computer and Information Science, Univ. of Alabama at
Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294-1170, [email protected]
• Robert Thacker, (2015) Dept. of Biology, Univ. of Alabama at Birmingham,
Birmingham, AL 35294, [email protected]
• Roland Dute, (2012) Dept. of Biology, Auburn Univ., Auburn, AL 36849,
[email protected]
• Yong Wang, (2016) Center for Forestry and Ecology, Alabama A&M Univ., Normal, AL
35762, [email protected]
Resolutions:
• Ketia Schumaker, (2012) Dept. of Biology, Univ. of West Alabama Station #7,
Livingston, AL 35470, [email protected]
Science and Public Policy:
• Scott Brande, Chair, (2012) Dept. of Geology, Univ. of Alabama at Birmingham,
Birmingham, AL 35294, [email protected]
• Steven Carey, (2012) Dept. of Natural Sciences, Univ. of Mobile, Mobile, AL 36616,
• Boakai Robertson, (2011) Dept. of Biology, Alabama State Univ., Montgomery, AL
36101, [email protected]
• James Bradley, (2012) Dept. of Biological Sciences, Auburn Univ., Auburn, AL 36849,
[email protected]
Steering:
• Mickie Powell, Chair, (2012) Dept. of Biology, Univ. of Alabama at Birmingham,
Birmingham, AL 35294, [email protected]
• Brian Burnes, (2012) Dept. of Biology, Univ. of West Alabama, Livingston, AL 35470,
[email protected]
• Ronald Hunsinger, (2012) Dept. of Biology, Samford Univ., Birmingham, AL 35229,
[email protected]
• Emanuel Waddell, (2012) Dept. of Chemistry, John Wright Drive, Univ. of Alabama in
Huntsville, Huntsville, AL 35899, [email protected]
• Bettina Riley, (2014) School of Nursing, Univ. of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham,
AL 35294, [email protected], [email protected]
• Janie Gregg, (2012) Dept. of Accounting, Finance, and Economic, Univ. of West
Alabama, Livingston, AL 35470, [email protected]; [email protected]
Wright A. Gardner Award: (4 members with staggered 2-yr terms)
• Prakash Sharma, Chair, (2013) Dept. of Physics, Tuskegee Univ., Tuskegee, AL 36088,
[email protected]
• Anne Cusic, (2012) Dept. of Biology, Univ. of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham,
AL 35294, [email protected]
• Barrett Bryant, (2013) Dept. of Computer and Information Science, Univ. of Alabama at
Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294, [email protected]
• Gene Byrd, (2012) Dept. of Physics, Univ. of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487,
[email protected]
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PAST PRESIDENTS
NAME
TERM
Wright A. Gardner (2 terms) ............................................................ 1924-26
Stewart J. Lloyd .............................................................................. 1926-27
John R. Sampey ............................................................................... 1927-28
Walter C. Jones ............................................................................... 1928-29
Fred Allison ..................................................................................... 1929-30
Emmett B. Carmichael ..................................................................... 1930-31
George J. Fertig ............................................................................... 1931-32
J.F. Duggar ...................................................................................... 1932-33
J.L. Brakefield ................................................................................. 1933-34
Russell S. Poor ................................................................................ 1934-35
A.G. Overton ................................................................................... 1935-36
Walter B. Jones ............................................................................... 1936-37
Roger W. Allen ............................................................................... 1937-38
P.H. Yancey .................................................................................... 1938-39
George D. Palmer ............................................................................ 1939-40
C.M. Farmer .................................................................................... 1940-41
Paul D. Bales ................................................................................... 1941-42
W.M. Mobley .................................................................................. 1942-43
E.V. Jones ....................................................................................... 1943-44
J.T. McKenzie ................................................................................. 1944-45
J.M. Robinson ................................................................................. 1945-46
James L. Kassner ............................................................................. 1946-47
John Xan ......................................................................................... 1947-48
Eugene D. Emigh ............................................................................ 1948-49
C.A. Basore ..................................................................................... 1949-50
Harold E. Wilcox ............................................................................ 1950-51
Henry Walker .................................................................................. 1951-52
John A. Fincher ............................................................................... 1952-53
Joseph F. Volker ............................................................................. 1953-54
William T. Wilks ............................................................................ 1954-55
Ralph Chermock ............................................................................. 1955-56
J. Allen Tower ................................................................................. 1956-57
Howard Carr .................................................................................... 1957-58
Herbert A. McCullough .................................................................. 1958-59
Samuel B. Barker ............................................................................ 1959-60
James R. Goetz ................................................................................ 1960-61
Paul C. Bailey ................................................................................. 1961-62
Louis J. Eisele ................................................................................. 1962-63
E. Carl Sensenig .............................................................................. 1963-64
William J. Barrett ............................................................................ 1964-65
James F. Sulzby. Jr. ......................................................................... 1965-66
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David L. DeJarnette ........................................................................ 1966-67
H. Ellsworth Steele ......................................................................... 1967-68
Ruric E. Wheeler ............................................................................. 1968-69
Wilbur B. DeVall ............................................................................ 1969-70
W.L. Furman ................................................................................... 1970-71
G.O. Spencer ................................................................................... 1971-72
Joseph C. Thomas ........................................................................... 1972-73
Robert T. Gudauskas ....................................................................... 1973-74
Reuben B. Boozer ........................................................................... 1974-75
Thomas E. Denton .......................................................................... 1975-76
Urban L. Diener .............................................................................. 1976-77
James C. Wilkes .............................................................................. 1977-78
William F. Arendale ........................................................................ 1978-79
Jack H. Moore ................................................................................. 1979-80
Geraldine M. Emerson .................................................................... 1980-81
Kenneth Ottis .................................................................................. 1981-82
Charles M. Baugh ........................................................................... 1982-83
Raymond E. Isbell ........................................................................... 1983-84
John F. Pritchett .............................................................................. 1984-85
Stanley T. Jones ............................................................................. 1985-86
Philip G. Beasley ............................................................................ 1986-87
H. Dean Moberly ............................................................................. 1987-88
Richard L. Shoemaker ..................................................................... 1988-89
Adriane G. Ludwick ........................................................................ 1989-90
Michael E. Lisano ........................................................................... 1990-91
Ken R. Marion . ............................................................................... 1991-92
Michael B. Moeller .......................................................................... 1992-93
Prakash Sharma ............................................................................... 1993-94
Eugene Omasta ............................................................................... 1994-95
Dan C. Holliman .............................................................................. 1995-96
Thomas S. Jandebeur ....................................................................... 1996-97
Ellen B. Buckner .............................................................................. 1997-98
Moore Asouzu .................................................................................. 1998-99
Larry R. Boots .................................................................................. 1999-00
Richard Hudiburg............................................................................. 2000-01
Roland Dute ..................................................................................... 2001-02
Stephen A. Watts ............................................................................. 2002-03
Anne M. Cusic ................................................................................. 2003-04
Ronald L. Jenkins............................................................................. 2004-05
Larry Davenport ............................................................................... 2005-06
David Nelson ................................................................................... 2006-07
George Cline .................................................................................... 2007-08
Kenneth Roblee ................................................................................ 2008-09
D. Brian Thompson .......................................................................... 2009-10
Brian Burnes .................................................................................... 2010-11
Mickie Powell .................................................................................. 2011-12
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Hosts for Future Alabama Academy of Science Meetings
2013 – Samford University
2014 – Auburn University
2015 -- Open
The Local Arrangements Manual for planning Academy annual meeting can be found on the
Academy website: www.alabamaacademyofscience.org
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SPONSORS
The Academy gratefully acknowledges the financial support provided these sponsors to this 2012
Annual Meeting. Thank you very much for your contributions that ensured the success of this
meeting
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Undergraduate Research
Competition Support
The 2012 AAS Poster and Paper Competition was assisted by three undergraduate students from the Science and
Technology Honors Program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The hard work and determination of these
UAB students, [Zachariah Ingram, Michael Longmire, and Alexis Reuschel] have made possible an expansion of the
program to recognize and reward the research endeavors of individual undergraduate researchers from across the state
of Alabama.
Through generous support from Dr. Emily Pauli, of the Clearview Cancer Institute, and
from the Education and Outreach Team of the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology,
over thirty literary works from various fields of science will be presented to undergraduate
students, excelling in their fields of study. The AAS is grateful for their support and
contributions to the event’s success!
NINETIETH ANNUAL MEETING
of the
ALABAMA ACADEMY OF SCIENCE, INC.
JOINT MEETING
with the
ALABAMA JUNIOR ACADEMY OF SCIENCE
GORGAS COMPETITION AWARDS
March 2013
Samford University
Birmingham, AL
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