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  • Elementary students latch onto Carthage research project — Carthage News — Carthage College
    of certain species We got him We got him the kids shouted finally locating an elusive bug Yet another group measured the pH in the water and identified trees in that section of the park Tess Fiedler 12 a chemistry major from Janesville said the St Joseph class had prepared by learning how to use pH paper Before graduating from Carthage Tess often spent a couple of afternoons each week in the classroom It s kind of cool teaching the little kids how to do it she said I was surprised how much they actually knew She was one of the researchers on the river study which has so far focused on chloride concentration in the river High levels can kill fish and testing showed the Pike hitting the chronic stage several times since the research began This fall students will begin testing soil for sodium levels The presence of both chloride and sodium almost certainly stems from the use of road salt in winter Prof Blaine said She s a stakeholder in the Pike River Watershed Restoration initiative Planning meetings were held in fall 2011 and spring 2012 and Carthage is expected to host one of a series of public meetings to educate the public and local leaders on the topic We have to do everything we can to preserve our fresh water supplies for the future Prof Blaine said Hence the reason for getting children involved so they can take over St Joseph was a natural choice given that her son attends the school But there is a broader reason she wants to involve younger students in the research One of my biggest fears is we re not educating future scientists in our country she said I feel like it s my responsibility as a scientist Prof Blaine

    Original URL path: http://community.carthage.edu/news/carthage/2012/07/02/elementary-students-latch-onto-carthage-research-project/ (2013-06-13)
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  • Carthage chemistry professor receives prestigious grant — Carthage News — Carthage College
    found to cause birth defects Separating chiral molecules has long proved a challenge in pharmaceutical research because the molecules have identical chemical structures Profs Morris and Billiot will include students in designing new methods of separation There have been previous projects that examined the separation of molecules with amino acid derived surfactants but none systematically investigated the effect of pH on these separations What we re trying to do is see how the ability to separate drugs is affected by pH and then use those results to create a database Prof Morris said Hopefully future researchers will then be able to go to that database and see which pH level would be optimal for their separations Students will be heavily involved in the research Carthage students led by Prof Morris will study the molecules with nuclear magnetic response spectroscopy a process that reveals the structure and chemical environment of organic compounds They will also use molecular modeling the process of creating mathematical models of molecular properties and behavior Meanwhile Texas A M students led by Prof Billiot will synthesize surfactants substances that reduce the surface tension of liquids They will also carry out the separation and fluorescence measurements that will help with differentiation of the chiral molecules We will eventually put our research together and be able to see the whole picture said Prof Morris who began collaborating with Dr Billiot in 2000 when she was a graduate student at Louisiana State University They continued to work together after she joined the faculty at Texas A M Corpus Christi The grant is a major feather in the cap of Carthage s Natural Science Division Prof Morris has been one of the most active and prolific researchers on campus for years said Kevin Crosby chair of the Natural Sciences Division at

    Original URL path: http://community.carthage.edu/news/carthage/2012/09/17/carthage-chemistry-professor-receives-prestigious-grant/ (2013-06-13)
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  • Celebration of Scholars coming Friday to Tarble Arena — Carthage News — Carthage College
    in class projects Some of the participants have presented at regional or national conferences while others are sharing their work with a wider audience for the first time Erin Gemperline Each year the submissions have reflected a stronger balance among the humanities natural sciences social sciences fine arts education and interdisciplinary studies said Professor Dennis Munk coordinator of undergraduate research at Carthage We constantly strive to achieve that balance between maintaining inclusiveness and achieving a standard for quality that we can all respect he said An alumna of the College Erin Zimmerman Gemperline 11 was invited to offer some short remarks at the open house She s a second year student in the analytical chemistry Ph D program at the University of Wisconsin Madison I think this event is extremely valuable for undergrads especially at a small school she said The more opportunities undergrads have to present their work and research the more confidence they will have in the future whether it s presenting their research at conferences or to lab mates or speaking to their boss and colleagues if they get jobs other than in research or graduate school Mrs Gemperline recently was awarded a 100 000 National Science Foundation grant That prestigious honor was one reason Mr Rivera recommended her as the guest speaker Her double major in chemistry and theatre also stood out With that mix of the arts and sciences she embodies both the breadth and depth of education a liberal arts institution works to provide he said While the official celebration will take place in the afternoon the posters also will be on display from 9 a m to noon Friday Members of the Faculty Research Scholarship and Creativity Committee encouraged faculty members to send their students to the arena to see their classmates work

    Original URL path: http://community.carthage.edu/news/carthage/2013/04/23/celebration-of-scholars-coming-friday-to-tarble-arena/ (2013-06-13)
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  • Spring deadline for Student Academic Travel Grants is March 29 — Carthage News — Carthage College
    Young The Undergraduate Research Scholarship Creativity Committee invites travel award applications from students This program will fund student travel to academic conferences and events to present undergraduate research and or original artwork created at Carthage The Committee will also consider applications from students who wish to attend an academic conference but who will not present original work Awards will range from 50 to 500 After attending the academic event awardees will submit receipts and an activity report to one of the co chairs of the Undergraduate Research Scholarship Creativity Committee to receive reimbursement Students supported under this program will be asked to display the results of their research or original work at an all College event such as the Celebration of Scholars Honors or Divisional Colloquium The spring deadline for Student Academic Travel Awards is March 29 Download the application form Funds are provided by the Office of the Provost and awarded through the URSC committee Questions may be directed to Prof Brian Schwartz or Prof Joe Wall News English honor society hosts reading event with Kenosha school Carthage faculty chosen to participate in humanities program Alumnus takes faculty position at renowned London university Student blog describes action during Omrit

    Original URL path: http://community.carthage.edu/news/carthage/2013/03/12/spring-deadline-for-student-academic-travel-grants-is-march-29/ (2013-06-13)
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  • Carthage English major presents paper examining gender roles in Anglo-Saxon literature — Carthage News — Carthage College
    as well Emily s paper That is no good place Agency of the Matriarch in Beowulf challenges our conventional understanding of the Anglo Saxon world as a militaristic place in which women had little or no power Quite the contrary the poet of Beowulf portrays women through characters as diverse as Queen Wealhtheow and the monster Grendel s mother as agents in their own lives not merely passive and emotional The conference was very useful in giving me a sense of what people are doing in the academic world particularly as I plan to pursue graduate studies Emily said My presentation had a small audience but I felt it went really well The panel I was a part of had to do with women s and gender studies One of the other papers was about the use of the Gothic mode in Jane Eyre and there were interesting intersections between our papers in terms of how the use of space influences how we read I got a chance to talk with some women from Goshen College who were also presenting papers and we discussed how we are now applying literary theory to our studies of literary texts A life long lover of reading and writing Emily began her English major at Carthage with the intention of pursuing a career in publishing However her interests in social justice soon attracted her to Carthage s Social Work program She would like to apply the skills and social awareness she has learned through the program to the study of literature as a means toward individual development and social change alike Emily plans to continue studying English literature in graduate school with the eventual goal of becoming a professor of English Emily works at the Carthage Writing Center helping fellow students become better writers

    Original URL path: http://community.carthage.edu/news/carthage/2013/03/01/carthage-english-major-presents-paper-examining-gender-roles-in-anglo-saxon-literature/ (2013-06-13)
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  • Carthage students to present at preeminent research conference — Carthage News — Carthage College
    various fields from more than 300 colleges worldwide participate in the event The aim of the conference is to promote undergraduate research performed in partnership with faculty members Students attending Andy Ademe 13 Political Science and Economics major Testing the Tieabout Tullock Hypothesis The Influence of Government Amenities on the Migration Propensity of Young Adults in the United States Heidi Fenske 14 and Maxwell Machurick 15 Biology majors Dye Modified Virus Based Nanoplatforms for Cancer Imaging and Advanced Therapeutics Nathan Fulton 13 Mathematics and Computer Science major Security Through Extensible Languages Julie Gosselin 14 Biology major The Effect of Religiosity on Stress and Quality of Life Among College Students Kate Haapala 13 Political Science major Can Ecuador s Indigenous Population Employ Sustainable Community Development Projects to Protect Their Human Indigenous and Environmental Rights Rachel Hammer 13 and Molly Haywood 13 Neuroscience majors What is the Effect of an Acute Stressor on Types of Recognition Memory Jesse Lundgren 13 Environmental Science major Distinguishing Between Illinois Dry Prairie Types Using Soil Properties and Plant Species Composition Andrew Straszewski 14 Biology major SOX18 ROBO4 Protein Interaction and its Functional Significance in Vascular Development Nick Tackes 13 Religion and Great Ideas major It s Common Sense Healthcare Choice in Contemporary Beijing Laura Taylor 13 Neuroscience and Biology major Observing the Effects of the Over Expression of the Small Non Coding RNA C0293 in Escherichia Coli Metabolic Systems William Thompson 13 Business Administration and Economics major An Examination of the Determinants of Salary for NFL Quarterbacks and Linebackers Using Quantile Regression Allison Von Borstel 14 International Political Economy major Smudged Lines An Analysis of the Border Dispute of North Kosovo Thomas Williams 13 History major Agents are Forever Intelligence and Counter Intelligence Pertaining to the Western Front North Sea and Britain During the First World

    Original URL path: http://community.carthage.edu/news/carthage/2013/01/28/carthage-students-to-present-at-preeminent-research-conference/ (2013-06-13)
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  • Carthage student's research sings to voice experts — Carthage News — Carthage College
    a study Katy initially displayed at the 2012 Celebration of Scholars an annual event that showcases research scholarship and creativity by Carthage students and faculty in all academic divisions In that study she used VoceVista a program that visually displays sound patterns to compare six professional mezzo sopranos vocal styles at the same point in the opera Carmen For the international conference Katy took her research a step further by applying the VoceVista results to her own singing I used both what I heard in the recordings of these professional vocalists and what I saw in the spectral images to reproduce the sound that each of them made she said That complementary learning technique holds tremendous promise for voice students said Professor Amy Haines The assistant professor of music presented related research at the Las Vegas conference in a poster titled Undergraduate Research in Voice using VoceVista Investigating Vocal Strategies Other participants included a number of international experts who analyze the scientific aspects of singing Prof Haines was impressed with the confidence Katy exuded Amy Haines I watched a poised informed energetic young colleague understand and converse with giants of the field she said Although the expected appearance of VoceVista developer Donald Miller and other renowned professionals made her apprehensive Katy said the response to her poster was encouraging All of the vocal professionals were very kind and inviting They seemed excited to nurture a young student who was interested in their field Katy said A lot of them praised me for attempting this kind of research at this stage in my education Sometimes singers cannot accurately judge their own sound she explained and by using the visual tool they can train their voices to replicate various styles Educators took note Many of the music teachers and voice coaches were

    Original URL path: http://community.carthage.edu/news/carthage/2012/11/15/carthage-students-research-sings-to-voice-experts/ (2013-06-13)
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  • Carthage students present summer research at SURE poster session — Carthage News — Carthage College
    poster session September 4 2012 by Michael MooreTom Applegarth Past SURE projects included research on invasive species in the Des Plaines River 2012 SURE Research Poster Session Students in the Division of Natural Sciences and Division of Social Sciences who participated in the 2012 Summer Undergraduate Research Experience will present their research at a poster session on Monday Sept 10 The poster session will begin at 4 p m in the lobby of Hedberg Library The Carthage Summer Undergraduate Research Experience or SURE offers students the opportunity to engage in collaborative research with faculty mentors This summer 26 Carthage students in both the Division of Natural Sciences and Division of Social Sciences participated in the program Students selected for the program work closely with a faculty mentor on a new or developing line of research SURE provides a stipend room and board and a research budget See the list of 2012 participants and projects Read more about the SURE 2012 program News English honor society hosts reading event with Kenosha school Carthage faculty chosen to participate in humanities program Alumnus takes faculty position at renowned London university Student blog describes action during Omrit excavation Carthage RockSat team prepares for launch

    Original URL path: http://community.carthage.edu/news/carthage/2012/09/04/carthage-students-present-summer-research-at-sure-poster-session/ (2013-06-13)
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