Student Internships, Summer 2013

Danielle Hamann (Junior, Chemistry) - Danielle spent the summer at the University of California- Santa Barbara conducting research on the development of copper and lanthanide doped porous metal oxide catalysts for the break down of a lignin model compound into useful biofuel compounds. Danielle was supported by the National Science Foundation's RISE Internship Program.

Allissa Haney (Senior, Forensic Chemistry) - Allissa spent the summer at North Dakota State University conducting research on structural modifications to biphenyl dioxygenase (BPDO), a protein which can degrade toxic PCBs in the environment. Allissa was supported by the National Science Foundation's REU program. When Allissa was not in North Dakota, she also worked in the LSSU Envrionmental Analysis Lab.
Adam Point (Senior, Environmental Science) - Adam spent the summer at Clarkson University, conducting research on environmental contaminants in Lake Ontario. As part of his research, Adam spent a week on the R/V Lake Guardian, the US EPA Great Lakes research vessel. Adam was supported by the National Science Foundation's REU program.
Chelsea Theisen (Senior, Chemistry & Biology) - Chelsea spent the summer at Michigan State University conducting research on using genetically engineered bacteria to produce non0natural beta amino acids. Chelsea was supported by the National Science Foundation's REU program.
Jordan Burton (Senior, Chemistry)- Jordan spent the summer working for the LSSU Envrionmental Analysis Lab. Jordan worked on various water quality analyses, and was the primary student user of the ICP-MS (Trace Metal Analysis).
Jane Newman (Sophomore, Biochemistry & Forensic Chemistry) - Jane spent the summer working for the LSSU Envrionmental Analysis Lab. Jane worked on various water quality analyses, including the quantification of environmental pathogens using qPCR.
Brandon Yanni (Sophomore, Chemistry) - Brandon spent the summer working for the LSSU Envrionmental Analysis Lab. Brandon worked on various water quality analyses, focusing on the quantification of nutrients (N & P) in aquatic systems.
Christopher Gravatt (Senior, Environmental Chemistry) - Chris worked for both the LSSU Envrionmental Analysis Lab and the Chemistry Department this summer. Chris spent part of his time on water quality analysis, and the remainder of his time pprapring reagents for lab, and synthisizing novel surfactents for use in environmental remediation. Chris enjoyed his work this summer!
Elaina Murray (Biology & Biochemistry) - Elaina worked for the LSSU Envrionmental Analysis Lab, focusing on the quantification of environmental pathogens using qPCR.
Jennifer Parker (Senior, Forensic Chemistry) - Jen worked for the LSSU Envrionmental Analysis Lab, working primarily with a region industrial partner on proprietryproduct development. She also performed a variety of water quality analyses.