Demonstrates an original scholarly or artistic contribution - presents or publishes a paper/article; publicly presents a concert, exhibit, theatrical production, film, etc.
Environmental Sciences major Katie Teague presented her research at the Geosciences Society of America Annual Meeting in Denver Colorado in October, 2013. Her research project is entitled: "The relationship between microbial communities and metal mobility in urban watersheds, eastern San Francisco Bay area, California." Katie worked with Dr. Laura Rademacher of Earth and Environmental Sciences on the project.
Powell Scholar Sarah Hafley started the Concinnity Quartet, a clarinet foursome, to fulfill her love of music performance. The quartet was invited to perform a recital at the International Clarinet Association ClarinetFest 2013 in Assisi, Italy.
Powell Scholar Nadia Shaheen (COP, Biological Sciences '13), an undergraduate researcher in the lab of Joan and Geoff Lin-Cereghino (COP, Biological Sciences), received a "Best Poster" Award at the West Coast Biological Science Undergraduate Research Conference in San Diego for her research on the production of spider silk protein in the yeast Pichia pastoris. Nadia was also co-author of an article published in the journal Gene (519, 2013,311-317): The effect of α-mating factor secretion signal mutations on recombinant protein expression in Pichia pastoris.
Pacific student Brianna Juhrend has added another merit to her already long list of accomplishments. The Civil Engineering major was selected as one of 15 college students and young environmental professionals from around the world for a highly competitive summer exchange program that includes water research in Lake Tahoe, Mongolia and Russia.
Tahoe-Baikal Institute's Summer Environmental Exchange (SEE) is an 8-week experiential leadership development program in its 21st year. During the program 15 participants learned about watershed protection, sustainable development and cultural exchange from global environmental experts. The students studied the ecosystem surrounding the bodies of water at Lake Tahoe, the Selenga River in Mongolia and Lake Baikal in Russia, while participating in hands-on research and restoration projects.
Powell Scholar Kendra Consiglio and Dr. Lara Killick wrote about the political climate of the 1956 Summer Olympics and the mobilization of the Games for political purposes in the first of a series of special research reports from The Department of Sports Sciences of the University of the Pacific.
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Benjamin Aldritt, a Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Management graduate, participated in undergraduate research at the University of California, Davis. Below is a description of his experience.
I began working in June 2009 at the University of California, Davis in the Robotics, Autonomous Systems and Control Applications Laboratory (RASCAL), under Prof. Sanjay Joshi. One of the fascinating aspects of working in a research lab is the wide variety of interests from the different students. I worked side by side with individuals who were designing satellite control systems while others were researching animal behavior. The project I was assisting with involved a new method of reading multiple muscle signals using only a single electromyography pre-amplifier. My final project involved designing new head gear to secure the amplifier comfortably to the patient's head while allowing for easy adjustments to be made by the patient's assistants. Overall, the research was a terrific experience, allowing me to explore multiple areas of engineering that I would not have considered. The research I worked on at Davis formed the basis of my own project for a potential Fulbright fellowship in 2010-2011.