2014 Columbia University Spring Undergraduate Research Symposium

Our annual Symposium took place on Sunday April 20, 2014 from 1pm to 3pm in Lerner Party Space.


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Through the Symposium, the Columbia Undergraduate Science Journal aims to establish a forum for the display of outstanding undergraduate research to be viewed by faculty and students of pre-eminent Northeastern region research institutions.

If you have any questions, please contact the CUSJ at ceo.cusj@gmail.com.

Read the 2013-2014 Issue of the Columbia Undergraduate Science Journal



Student Poster Presentations:

Matthew Trendowski and Thomas P. Fondy, Syracuse University
The Promise of Sonodynamic Therapy: Using Ultrasonic Irradiation and Chemotherapeutic Agents as a Treatment Modality

Naureen Ghani and Rafael Yuste, Columbia University
Classification of Neocortical Neurons using Unsupervised Learning Methods

Kristof Toth, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art; Shalene Sankhagowit and Noah Malmstadt, University of Southern California
Oxidation Induced Giant Unilamellar Vesicle Formation during Electroformation

Ajay Kashi, Watchung Hills Regional High School and Rutgers University; Kevin Chen, Watchung Hills Regional High School and Johns Hopkins University
Characterization of Microwave Plasma in Chemical Vapor Deposition

Yiran Chen, Queensborough Community College; Amin Emrani, NY Center for Autonomous Solar Power (CASP); Charles R. Westgate, State University of New York at Binghamton
Optimizing AZO characteristics by changing deposition parameters

Hyo Jung Shin, Moses Stephen, Eun Jung Shin, German Patino, Queensborough Community College; Jorge Villacis and Faye Jacques, NYC-DEP Wastewater Treatment Plant; Panayiotis Meleties, York College; Paris D. Svoronos, Queensborough Community College
New York City’s Waste Water and Sewage Treatment by the Environmental Protection Agency

Edwin Garcia and John Buoncora, Queensborough Community College
Mobile Autonomous Robot based on a Raspberry Pi Board

Brian Um, Queensborough Community College; Dr. Keeshan Williams and Michael Iorsh, Food and Drug Administration; Paris D. Svoronos, Queensborough Community College
The Use of the QuEChERS Approach in the Extraction of Pesticides from Imported Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

Yueli Chen, Nicole Yu, Heera Choe, CUNY Queensborough Community College; Steve Greenbaum, CUNY Hunter College; Paul Sideris, CUNY Queensborough Community College
Synthesis and Characterization of Li7-xLa3Zr2-xTaxO12 (0≤x≤1) Lithium Ion Conductors

Yueting Chen and Kyle Toles, Stony Brook University; Paris Svoronos, Queensborough Community College; Yasuno Iwasaki and J. Peter Gergen, Stony Brook University
Slp1 is a key component controlling early cardiogenesis in Drosophila

P M Rajebhosale, L W Role, and D A Talmage, Stony Brook University
“Neuregulating” Transcription: Effects of Neuregulin 1 Type III Back-Signaling on the Expression of α7 Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors (α7nAChR)

Moses Stephen and David M. Sarno, Queensborough Community College
Porous Microspheres of Poly(o-toluidine): Understanding Sphere Formation and Improving Dispersibility

Weiwu Li and Nidhi Gadura, Queensborough Community College
Screening the Saccharomyces cerevisiae genomic library for genes involved in copper induced cell death

Andrew R Perez, Landen Kwan, and Kee Park, Queensborough Community College
Hydrogen Fuel Cell Catalyst

Sandy Enriquez, Soraya Svoronos, Pedro Irigoyen, and Paris Svoronos, Queensborough Community College
The Determination of Gallic Acid present in Juice and Tea Beverages using High Performance Liquid Chromatography

Ugur Sezer, Xiangying Wu, and Derek A. Bruzewicz, Queensborough Community College
Chemical Aging of Soot Nanoparticles Changes Their Morphology and Interaction with Light

Daysi Proano, Miryam Peralta, and Paris Svoronos, Queensborough Community College; Faye Jacques, Jorge Villacis, and Carol Troy, NYC-DEP Wastewater Treatment Plant; Panayiotis Meleties, York College
Controlling the Industrial Heavy Metal Pollutants’ Discharge into New York City’s Wastewater through the Industrial Pretreatment Program (IPP) of the NYC Department of Environmental Protection (NYC-DEP)

Miryam Peralta, Daysi Proano, Sandy Enriquez, Paris Svoronos, Pedro Irigoyen, and Soraya Svoronos, Queensborough Community College
Microspectrophotometric Determination of the Total Amount of Antioxidants in Juice Beverages by the Folin Ciocalteau Method

Junghoon Kim, Masayuki Sakamoto, Yeonsook Shin, and Rafael Yuste, Columbia University
Dampening of Back-Propagating Action Potentials in Dendritic Spines Quantified via Voltage Imaging

Christine Wang, Benjamin Amendolara, Thanassis Dovas, and Peter Canoll, Columbia University
Effects of fasudil on glioma cells

Eun Jung Shin, Jihyun Lee, and Jun H. Shin, Queensborough Community College
Temperature Dependence of Refractive Index of Water and Alcohol Compounds Determined by a Laser Pointer: Simple and Cost Effective System

Esther J. Shin, Roslyn High School; Ruth Kim, University of California at Berkeley; Jun H. Shin, Queensborough Community College
The Refractive Index of Solid Ionic Compound Measured by the Zoom-In Method and the Extension Method

The Columbia Undergraduate Research Symposium is sponsored by Columbia University.