Dordt College News

Students present end-of-semester research

April 30, 2014

As the school year ends, students are finalizing projects and concluding research. Dordt College is offering the opportunity for the community to see and hear about the biology research and engineering projects students have done this semester.

Biology and Environmental Studies Research

Biology and environmental students will present their research on Wednesday, April 30, at 5 p.m. in the in the Ribbens Academic Complex classroom CL1148.

5 p.m. Measuring the Effect of Social Group on Dairy Cow Welfare
Hannah Brauning

5:20 p.m. Effects of Homocysteine on Bone Regeneration in Zebrafish
Jordan Bousema

5:40 p.m. Histological Analysis of Cux-1 in Ovarian Tissue
Megan Sytsma

6 p.m. Survey of Select Artemisia Species for the Antimalarial Drug Artemisinin
Dylan Van Dyk

6:20 p.m. Lunch break—pizza, chips, soda, and cookies

6:30 p.m. Using Per2 Overexpression to Prevent Matrix Degradation During Cancer Metastasis
Danelle Boone

6:50 p.m. Identification of Matrix Metalloproteases Involved in Tumor Metastasis
Brock Dominguez

7:10 p.m. Can Non-Cancerous Fibroblasts Help Non-Invasive Cancer Cells Metastasize?
Caleb Boehler

7:25 p.m. Is XopD Upregulated During Infection of Xanthamonas Translucens in Intermediate Wheatgrass?
Deborah Tyokighir

Agriculture Presentations

Agriculture groups will present their projects on Wednesday, April 30, at 5 p.m. in the Science and Technology Center classroom SB108.

4:50 Welcome

5 p.m. Reducing Nitrates in Drainage Tile by Using Bioreactors
Derek Grace and Aaron Spronk

5:15 p.m. Growing in the Garden
Quinlan Miller and Jade Moret

5:30 p.m. Informational and Financial Analysis of Dairy Manure Digesters
Brian Miller, Marshall Schrock, and Hannah Yoder

5:45 p.m. Survey of Attitudes Toward Cover Crop Usage in Northwest Iowa
Nathan Smith, Josh De Waard, Geoffrey Stout

6 p.m. Animal Science Experience Lab
Casey Rhoda and Kyler VanBerkum

6:15 p.m. Break for pizza and refreshments

6:45 p.m. Value Added Compost
Lewis Nighswonger, Peter De Jong, and Kyle Scholten

7 p.m. Beef Facilities Assessment
Steven Broersma, Meghan Stadheim, and Kyle Westra

7:15 p.m. Examination of the Prevalence of MRSA in Northwest Iowa Swine Facilities and Farmers
Tim Bierma, Elise Maresh and Joel Wielenga

7:30 p.m. Shredlage: An Alternative Feed Stuff
Brett Beyer, John Beahm, Rocklen Mouw, Brett Huff

7:45 p.m. Drinking the Green Koolaid: Exploring the Mentality of Sustainability on Dordt's Campus
Chris Bylsma and Lillie Koerner

8 p.m. Forage and Cattle Enterprise Budget
Cody Williams and Vern Oostra

8:15 p.m. Learning about Aquaponics
Skye Carter and Joy Roelofs

Senior Engineering Design Presentations

Engineering students will present their projects, each eight minutes long, on Wednesday, May 7, at 7 p.m. in the B.J. Haan Auditorium.

7:05 p.m. Dynamic Motor Test Fixture
Andrew De Young, Alan Eysenbach, Jacob Richards
Project Sponsor: Groschopp, Inc., Sioux Center, Iowa

7:17 p.m. Breast Milk Centrifuge
Kelly Bolkema, Andrew Davelaar, Lee Veldkamp
Project Sponsor: Dordt College Engineering Department, Sioux Center, Iowa

7:29 p.m. Bread for Hope
Andrew Deelstra, Austin Herrema, Cam Lindemulder
Project Sponsor: Dordt College Engineering Department, Sioux Center, Iowa, for our client: One Body One Hope in Liberia, Africa

7:41 p.m. Interactive Engineering Exhibit
Ben Ness, John Stam, Steven Talsma, Austin Van Wyhe
Project Sponsor: Dordt College Engineering Department, Sioux Center, Iowa

7: 53 p.m. Dordt College Educational Wetland
Tim DeVries, Anthony Maule, T.J. Wells
Project Sponsor: Dordt College Engineering and Environmental Studies Departments, Sioux Center, Iowa

8:05 p.m. Defender Utility Vehicle
Anderson Clare, Alex Davelaar, Timothy Lewis, Jordann Ludwig, Jim Skinner, Daniel Sutter, Zach Wensink
Project Sponsor: Dordt College Engineering Department, Sioux Center, Iowa, for our client: Northrise University in Ndola, Zambia, Africa, with support from Link Manufacturing, Sioux Center, Iowa, and Vander Haag’s, Inc., Sanborn, Iowa

8:25 – 9:15 p.m. Refreshments, Informal Displays, and Q & A with Teams at De Yager Activity Center

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