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Fall 2019 Student Accomplishments

StudentAccomplishment
Hannah Gish Larry Johnson Opportunity Fund Scholarship
Nika Macfarlane CO-WY AMP Stem Opportunity Scholarship
Avery Kirk Dean Scholarship
Ayat Abdullatif Dean Scholarship
Daniel McCullough Dean Scholarship
Thitiya Saenmai Dean Scholarship
Mariah Martin Dean Scholarship
Kira Pai Dean Scholarship
Anika James Dean Scholarship
Keyata Lewis Dean Scholarship
Emily Carrillo-Ramirez Dean Scholarship
Maly Mendieta Dean Scholarship
Stephanie Schmidt Dean Scholarship
Violet Eagle Dean Scholarship
Kira Pai CO-WY AMP Research Grant
Keyata Lewis CO-WY AMP Research Grant
Anika James CO-WY AMP Research Grant
Daniel McCullough CO-WY AMP Research Grant
Blanca Gonzalez CO-WY AMP Research Grant
Genevieve Quintero Volunteer at the Coalition Program for homeless Dental Clinic
Brandi Rodriguez Intern Surgical Pathology CU Anschutz
Thanh Nguyen Summer Fellowship at CU Anschutz Cancer Center
Stephanie Schmidt Intern City of Westminster Water Resources Group
Violet Eagle Intern Alpine Soil Research in Rocky Mountain National Park
Daniel McCullough Shadowing at Aspen Dental and VIVOS Center
Genevieve Quintero Volunteer Habitat for Humanity
Daniel McCullough MSU Roadways Honor Roll
Mirella Castaneda Travel Scholarship to present research
Amanuel Abera Awarded top 20 percentile for MSU Denver
Stephanie Schmidt Third Place in MSU Denver Undergraduate Research Conference
Milinda Sandoval Awarded Writing Center Scholarship
Stephanie Schmidt First Place in American Microbiology Society Conference Undergraduate Poster Presentations
Atzin Cabrerea Rodarte      Volunteer Boys and Girls Club
John Ruben Patient Volunteer UC Health
Maly Mendieta Student Advistory Committee to the Auraria Board
Nika Macfarlane Classroom Assistant and Nutrition Educator
Nika Macfarlane Runs the Food Bank at The Gathering Place
Adetilewa Awosanya Student Goverment Assembly Trustee
Ines Calvete Barrios Volunteer at Food Bank of the Rockies
Jessica Patrick Volunteer with Alzheimer's Association
Maly Mendieta Volunteer Boys and Girls Club
Brandi Rodriguez Volunteer at Heart and Hand
Anika James Volunteer at NICU North Suburban Medical Center
Daniel McCullough President SACNAS Chapter at MSU Denver
Daniel McCullough Volunteer at Habitat for Humanity
Omar Rodriguez Volunteer at Denver Rescue Misssion and Habitat of Humanity
Daniel McCullough Volunteer St. Elizabeth Hungary Church Soup Kitchen
Violet Eagle Urban Leadership Program
Violet Eagle Volunteer with Groudwork Denver Urban Gardening Center
Kira Pai Research: Oxygen Protection is Crucial for Optimal Yeast Cultivation from Bottled Beer
Blanca Gonazlez Research: Male Convict Cichlid MatingChoice in Females
Keyata Lewis Research: Investigation of the Involvement of Ferric Reductases (Nemy) in IronUptake in Drosophila S2 Cells
Anika James Research: Effects of Neisseria lactamica on the Oral Biofilm Formation of Streptococcus mutans
Omar Rodriguez Research: How insects (Drosophila Melanogaster)uptake iron
Jessica Patrick Research: Researching the effects of three variant transcripts of tfap2a in Zebrafish development
Vanessa Padilla Research: Mating Systems and Paternity in Convict Cichlids (Amatitlania Nigrofasciata) Using Microsatellites
Thanh Nguyen Research: Cancer Research – Secondary Transcription Factors that Enhance p53-Mediated Apoptosis
Daniel McCullough Research: Microsatellite Primer Design and Amplification of Pebblesnails
Stephanie Schmidt Research: Lower Bear Creek Water Quality Monitory levels of E. Coli
Mirella Castaneda Research: Studying the Iron Metabolism in flies
Brandi Rodriguez Research: How Bronchial Dysplasia Causes Squamous Lung Cell Carcinoma
Blanca Gonzalez Presented Research: MSU Denver Undergraduate Conference
Stephanie Schmidt Presented Research: MSU Denver Undergraduate Research Conference and American Microbiology Society Conference
Keyata Lewis Published Research: Investigation of the Involvement of Ferric Reductases (Nemy) in Iron Uptake in Drosophila S2 Cells
Daniel McCullough Presented Research: MSU Denver Undergraduate Conference
Thanh Nguyen Presented Research: Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students
Mirella Castaneda Presented Research: American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Conference and MSU Denver Undergraduate Research Conference
Thanh Nguyen Publishing: Submitting for publication January 2020 Transcription Factor AP2-a in Zebrafish Development
Jessica Patrick Publishing: Submitting Publication January 2020 Researching the effects of three variant transcripts of tfap2a in zebrafish development
Kira Pai Presented Research: Local American Society of Microbiology Branch Meeting and American Society of Microbiology
Thanh Nguyen Won 2019 ABRCMS presentation award

Spring 2019 Student Accomplishments

StudentAccomplishment
Kevin McQuirk Research: Mitochondrial Gene Order of Spring Snails
Betelhem Assefa Research: Effect of  PB125 on Nrf-2 Target Genes
Marcos Maldonado Research: Gold Nanoparticles in Conductive Polymers, Celiac Disease Biosensor, Lateral Flow Assays
Kaitlynn Skinner Research: 3-D Printable Spectroelectrochemical Cells for Modeling the Electron Transfer Products of a Small, Cyclic Donor-Acceptor System
Stephanie Schmidt Research: Bear Creek Water QualityMonitory levels of E. Coli
Jessica Patrick Research: Translation inhibition of tfap2a transcript variants to determine function during early zebrafish development
Thanh Nguyen Research: Understand the Different Transcript variants of a Gene Related to Craniofacial defect
Brandon Garcia Research: Investigating the mechanism of iron intake within drosophila
Daniel McCullough Research: Microsatellite Primer Design andAmplification of Pebblesnails
LaTisha Salas Research: Determining the Aging of Ink Using PLOT Cryoadsorption
Caila Garcia Research: Science Students Writing Experience
Anika James Research:Sensitive Serologic Detection of Pathogenic Mycoplasma via Diagnostic Electrochemical Biosensor
Sara Higgins Research: CRISPR Disruption of MACC1 in Zebrafish
Jose Rios-Ocha Research: Generating a Tip60 Knockdown Cell Line in HeLa Cells
Jessica Patrick Research: Investigating the role of tfap2-a in early Zebra fish development
Vanessa Padilla Research: Mating Systems and Paternity in Convict Cichlids (Amatitlania Nigrofasciata) Using Microsatellites
Daniel McCullough Awarded CO-WY AMP Research Grant
Sara Higgins Awarded CO-WY AMP Research Grant
Vanessa Padilla Awarded CO-WY AMP Research Grant
Kevin McQuirk Awarded Provost Scholarship
Bianca Lucio Awarded Provost Scholarship
Stephanie Jensen Awarded Provost Scholarship
Daniel McCullough Awarded Provost Scholarship
Kali DeWitt Awarded Urban League Guild of Metropolitan Denver
Karen Nunez Awarded Urgan League Guild of Metropolitan Denver
Jessica Montano Awarded Ching-Chen, Shi-Kuei and Jeff Wu Scholarship
Miliand Sandoval Awarded Ching-Chen, Shi-Kuei and Jeff Wu Scholarship
Shema Tagir  Internship Xcel Energy 
Marcos Maldonado Internship CU Anschutz Research Genetics of Cardiac Design
Thanh Nguyen Fellowship CU Anschutz Cancer Center
Shema Tagir Intership RTD
Violet Eagle Alpine Soil Research Rocky Mountain National Park
Brandon Garcia Internship Healthcare Interest Program
James Curry Internship B3 Insight Inputting, Cleaning and Anaysis of Injection Well Water Data
Abigail Jimenez Internship CU Anschutz Research Analysis of Lipid Accumulation in Mice
Abigail Jimenez Internship CU Anschutz Researching Prepolymeric Nanogel Synthesis and Characterization
James Curry Awarded Honor Roll
Stephanie Jensen Awarded Dr. Eric Ball Memorial Scholarship
Marcos Maldonado Awarded CO-WY AMP Research Grant
Jessica Patrick Awarded CO-WY AMP Research Grant
Marcos Maldonado Awarded Undergraduate Mini Grant
Marcos Maldonado Awarded ASBMB Student Chambers
Jose Rios-Ochoa Awarded CO-WY AMP Research Grant
Daniel McCullough Awarded CO-WY AMP Research Grant
Brandon Garcia Awarded CO-WY AMP Research Grant
Scott Wesley Awarded CO-WY AMP Research Grant
Thanh Nguyen Awarded CO-WY AMP Research Grant
Anika James Awarded CO-WY AMP Research Grant
Marcos Maldonado  Volunteer SHIPs
Thanh Nguyen  Volunteer UC Health in Speciality Unit and Inpatient Rehabilitation Department
Brandon Garcia Volunteer SHIPs
Jessica Patrick Volunteer Alzheimer's Association
Brittany Fernandes Volunteers Reading Partners
Violet Eagle Volunteer Ground Work Denver
Kaitlynn Skinner Honors Program
Daniel McCullough Volunteer St. Elizabeth Hungary Church Soup Kitchen
Maly Mendieta Volunteer Boys and Girls Club
Anika James Volunteer NICU North Suburban Medical Center
Juan Guevara Volunteer Max Fund No Kill Shelter
Shema Tagir Volunteer Mile High Early Learning Center
Violet Eagle Urban Leadership Program
Juan Guevara Treasurer for the American Society of Engineers MSU Chapter
Stephanie Schmidt Presented Research: MSU Denver Undergraduate Research Conference
Daniel McCullough Presented Research: MSU Denver Undergraduate Research Conference 
Adetilewa Awosanya Presented Research: American Chemical Society
Violet Eagle Presented Research: American Geologic Union Conference in Washington D.C.
Marcos Maldonado Presented Research: MSU Denver Undergraduate Research Conference and American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Conference
Marcos Maldonado Publishing: Spring 2019 Gold Nanoparticles in Conductive Polymers, Celiac Disease Biosensor, Lateral Flow Assays
Brandon Garcia Presented Research: ABAMB Conference and Environmental Protectin Agency
Anikca James Presented Research: MSU Denver Undergraduate Research Conference and American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Conference
Jessica Patrick Presented Research: MSU Denver Undergraduate Research Conference
Jose Rios-Ocha Presented Research: MSU Denver Undergraduate Research Conference
Caila Garcia Presented Research: MSU Denver Undergraduate Research Conference
Jessica Patrick Presented Research: Regional Developmnet Biology Meeting at Anschutz and MSU Denver Undergraduate Research Conference
Thanh Nguyen Presented Research Southwest Developmental Biology Regional Meeting and MSU Denver Undergraduate Research Conference
Violet Eagle Published: Journal of Environmental Quality “Sediment phosphorus release at Partners Lake sustains nuisance algal biomass when nitrogen is not limiting”
Thanh Nguyen, Daniel McCullough, Juan Flores-Garcia, Karen Nunez Started SACNAS Chapter at MSU Denver
Dominic Baca Presented Research: Environmental Protection Agency
Daniella Hernandez Presented Research: Environmental Protection Agency
Lilly Gonzales Presented Research: Environmental Protection Agency

 


Fall 2018 Student Accomplishments

StudentAccomplishments
Jessica Montano Research Organization for Tropical Studies in Costa Rica
Marcos Maldonado Internship CU Anschutz Researching Genetics of Cardiac Disease
Dominica Baca Research Organization for Tropical Studies in Costa Rica
Diana Calzada Trejo    Internship with Leonard Rice Engineering
James Curry Intership at B3 Insight
Adetilewa Awosanya     Internship Denver Health
Brandon Garcia Internship with Healthcare Interest Program
Kayla Rojas Awarded CO-WY AMP Research Grant
Daniella Hernandez Awarded CO-WY AMP Research Grant
Katie Weaver Awarded CO-WY AMP Research Grant
Thanh Nguyen Awarded CO-WY AMP Research Grant
Betelhem Assefa Awarded CO-WY AMP Research Grant
Daniel McCullough Awarded CO-WY AMP Research Grant
Kevin McQuirk Awarded CO-WY AMP Research Grant
Daniella Hernandez Volunteer at East Elementary for Science Night
Kevin McQuirk Awarded Puksta Scholarship
Stephanie Jensen Volunteer with Chemistry in Education Outreach
Kevin McQuirk Research: Mitochondrial Gene Order of Spring Snails
Betelhem Assefa Research: Effect of  PB125 on Nrf-2 Target Genes
Marcos Maldonado Research: A Rapid and Noninvasive Diagnostic based Biosensor Designed for Detecting Celiac Disease
Daniella Hernandez Research: Detection of Arson Accelerants through the use of PLOT-Cryo and Determining the Presence of Bleach on Blood Samples using PLOT-Cryo
Brandon Garcia Research: C-terminus CG1275 Protein Production and Purification
Jessica Patrick Research: Translation inhibition of tfap2a transcript variants to determine function during early zebrafish development
Thanh Nguyen Research: Functions of AP-2a splice variants induced by morpholinos in zebrafish development
Daniel McCullough Research:  Developing and Testing Microsatellite Primers for Pebblesnails
Adetilewa Awosanya Research: Testing Uranium Isotopes Found in the Nolichuky River in Tennessee
LaTisha Salas Research: Determining the Aging of Ink Using PLOT Cryoadsorption
Anika James Research: Sensitive Serologic Detection of Pathogenic Mycoplasma via Diagnostic Electrochemical Biosensor
Zoe Girkin Research: Designing and Testing Microsatellite Primers for Pebblesnails
Scott-Wesley Bean Research: Determining the 3’ CITE RNA Structure from the Blackcurrant Reversion Nepovirus Genomic RNA 2 (BRV2) 
Jose Rios Ochoa Research:Generating a Tip60 Knockdown Cell Line in HeLa Cells
Jessica Patrick Research: Studying the rfap2-a gene responsible for craniofacial development of Zebra fish
Dominic Baca REU Research: Effects of pH and phosphorus on microbial respiration on woody debris in Neotropical Freshwater Streams, Costa Rica.
Violet Eagle REU Research: Biosphere 2 at Arizona State UniversityConduct guided research in environmental and Earth systems sciences.
AndyRamos REU Research: Sustainable Development and Engineering Concepts in Hungary
Blanca Gonzalez REU Research: Accepted to attendThe Rocky Mountain Sustainability and Science Network Summer Academy
Jessica Montano    REU Research: Do carcass persistence and scavenging rates differ between primary and secondary forests?
Daniella Hernandez Presented: 71st Annual American Academy of Forensic Science Conference
Daniella Hernandez Pending Publication: “Detection of Arson Accelerants through the use of PLOT-Cryo and Determining the Presence of Bleach on Blood Samples using PLOT-Cryo”
Dominic Baca  Presented: SACNAS Conference
Jessica Montano Presented: SACNAS Conference
  Kevin McQuirk        Presented: SACNAS Conference
Thanh Nguyen Presented: SACNAS Conference

Spring 2018 Student Accomplishments

StudentAccomplishments
Efrain Leal Escalera             Internship Butterfly Pavilion
Kevin Baasch Internship HACU in Agriculture Program
Alma Ocha Internship HIP
Genevieve Quintero Internship Eng Orthodontics
Alexa Bailon Awarded Rachel B. Noel Scholarship
Ines Calvete Barrios Metro Merit Scholarship and Latin American Education Foundation Scholarship
Erik Vazquez Volunteer Project Angel Heart Delivering Food
Genevieve Quintero     Volunteer Biorespirtory Research Lab CU Anschutz
Ines Calvete Barrios Invited to Join Metro Honors Program
Daniel McCullough Running for Student Government President
Scott Wesley Volunteer Emergency Department Castle Rock Adventist Hospital
Dominic Baca Volunteer WASSUP Cleaning Up Trash Cherry Creek Trail
Ashleigh Nakata Research: Investigating Social Monogamy in the Convict Cichlid (Amatitlania siquia)
Kevin McQuirk  Research: Mitochondrial Gene Order of Spring Snails
Betelhem Assefa Research: Effect of HIV Tat Protien on Nrf-2 Target Genes
Daniella Hernandez Research: Evaluation of Bleached Blood Samples Using PLOT-Cryoadsorption
Kayla Rojas Research: Degradation of Polyethylene (cling-wrap) by microbial communities
Katie Weaver Research: Evaluation of Bleached Blood Samples Using PLOT-Cryoadsorption
Thanh Nguyen Research: Functions of AP-2x splice variants induced by morpholinos in zebrafish development
Daniel McCullough Research: Microsatellite Sequence Amplification and Primer Design for Fluminicola ssp
Dominic Baca Research: South Platte Water Quality Project
Erik Vazquez Research: Survival and Distribution of Sedum Species on an Urban Green Roof in the Rocky Mountain Region
Alma Ochoa Research: Investigating  how insects transport iron from the hemolymph in their cells
Scott Wesley Bean Research: Site-Directed Mutagenesis in the 3’ CITE of Blackcurrant Reversion Nepovirus (BRV) RNA 2 Genomic RNA for the Purpose of Translation Initiation Studies
Erik Vazquez Presented: MSU Denver Undergraduate Research Conference
Kayla Rojas Presented: MSU Denver Undergraduate Research Conference
Scott Wesley Bean Presented: MSU Denver Undergraduate Research Conference
Kevin McQuirk Presented: MSU Denver Impact and Innovation Showcase
Alma Ochoa Presented: American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Erik Vazquez Presented: MSU Denver Day at the Capitol
Kenya Arroyo Presented: Environmental Protection Agency
Lane Hines Presented: Environmental Protection Agency

Fall 2017 Student Accomplishments

StudentAccomplishments
Dominic Baca Internship: Conservation Colorado
Kenya Arroyo Internship: Vector Disease Control International
Christopher Maymi Internship: GEMs Program researching Organism Pseudomonas Aeruginosa
Abdalla Elmedani Internship: Level 2 Computer Science
Dominic Baca Internship: Center for Advanced Visualization and Experiential Analysis
Abdalla Elmedani Awarded: Bronze Medal for Exceptional Federal Services
Steven Sanders Awarded: Amber Mozet Leadership and School Spirit Award
Dominic Baca Awarded: MLK Service Award and Senior Leadership Award
Abdalla Elmedani Awarded: MSU Denver's Intern of the Year Award
Graciela Rocha-Rangel Volunteers at the Denver Metro Water Festival
Kevin McQuirk Volunteers with B2B working Community Events
Steven Sanders President of Delta Alpha Pi
Steve Sanders Won the Mutlicultural Event of the Year Award
Dominic Baca Volunteers with WASSUP
Laura Baquero-Galvis Volunteers with the Cancer Infusion Center
Erik Vazquez Volunteers with Project Angel Heart Delivering Food
Hannah Wagoner Member of MSU Denver Honor Society
Sofia Ballesteros Volunteers at the Denver Animal Shelter
Lane Hines Research: Classification of debris-covered glaciers and rock glaciers in the Andes of Central Chile.
Daniella Hernandez Research: PLOT-Cryoadsorption
Daniella Hernandez Awarded CO-WY AMP Research Grant
Kayla Rojas Research: Enhancing Microbial Degradation of Polyethylene by Thermal and Ultraviolet Pre-Treatment
Kayla Rojas Awarded CO-WY AMP Research Grant
Ashleigh Nakata Research: Investigating Social Monogamy in the Convict Cichlid (Amatitlania siquia)
Kevin McQuirk Research: Mitochondrial Gene Order of Pebble Snails
Kevin McQuirk Awarded CO-WY AMP Research Grant
Alexandra Fontes Research: Computational Chemistry
Hannah Wagoner Research: Investigating  the Role of Ferric Reductases in Drosophila Melanogaster Cellular Iron Uptake
Dominic Baca Research: South Platte Water Quality Project
Erik Vazquez Research: Survival and Distribution of Sedum Species on an Urban Green Roof in the Rocky Mountain Region
Erik Vazquez Awarded CO-WY AMP Research Grant
Christopher Maymi Research: Identify specific genes within the organism Enterococcus Faecalis
Kenya Arroyo Research: Misquito Research
Scott Wesley-Bean Research: Site-Directed Mutagenesis in the 3’ CITE of Blackcurrant Reversion Nepovirus (BRV) RNA 2 Genomic RNA for the Purpose of Translation Initiation Studies
Scott Wesley-Bean Awarded CO-WY AMP Research Grant
Alexandra Fontes Research: Computational Analysis of Hydroxyapatite Found on Teeth via ab initio Density Functional Theory
Erik Vazquez Presented: MSU Denver Undergraduate Research Conference
Abdalla Elmedani Presented: MSU Denver Undergraduate Research Conference
Scott Wesley-Bean Presented: MSU Denver Undergraduate Research Conference
Laura Baquero-Galvis Presented: MSU Denver Undergraduate Research Conference
Hannah Wagoner Presented: Entomological Society of America
Erik Vazquez Presented: MSU Denver Undergraduate Research Conference

Spring 2017 Student Accomplishments

StudentAccomplishments
Delilah DeWilde Internship: Anschutz Medical Campus Neurology Department
Abigail Walker Internship: UpDig Community Outreach
Claudia Delgado Internship: Centura Health
Jessica Olivas Internship: National Jewish Biomedical Research Lag
Leticia Anaya Internship: One Water One World
Travis Winders Internship: Finalist for Internship at the Medical College of Wisconsin
Brunno Putnam Internship: SRS ACQUIOM as an IT Analyst
Kevin McQuirk Internship: Finalist for Internship at the Medical College of Wisconsin
Alija Vlonjat Awarded: Applied Learning Center Grant
Chanda Lowrance Awarded: Stipend for Graduate Assistantship University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Maria Rangel Awarded: MLK Peace Award
Kinda Alquatli Awarded: Applied Learning Center Grant
Jessica Montano Awarded: Scholarship Towards Doctrate in Pharmacy
Claudia Delgado Awarded: MSU Denver Intern of the Year
Graciela Rocha-Rangel Volunteer Denver Metro Water Festival
Delilah DeWilde Volunteer Girl Scouts helping with Science Participation Badge
Chanda Lowrance MSU Denver Chemistry Club Demonstrator
Jessica Olivas Volunteer Pulmonary Diagnostics Lab
Danielle Russell Volunteer Miss Rodeo Colorado Assocations
Laura Baquero-Galvis Volunteer Cancer Infusion Center
Danielle Russell Volunteer Kidstek and Whiz Kids Tutoring in the STEM Field and Fundraising Projects
Travis Winder Volunteer for several nonprofits dedicated to education and prevention of sexual assualts on college campuses and with the US Military
Beah Benzel Volunteer Girl Scouts helping with Science Participation Badge
Beah Benzel Volunteer CO-WY AMP STEM Fair Night at Middle Schools
Alija Vlonjat  Research: Mitochondrial Gene Order in Pyrgulopsi
Alija Vlonjat  Awarded CO-WY AMP Research Grant
Chanda Lowrance Research: A Molecular Model of Clathrin-Mediated Endocytosis.
Chanda Lowrance Awarded CO-WY AMP Research  Grant
Abigail Jimenez Research: Social transformation through conscientious consumerism-Praxis of decolonizing disassociated consumerism in the meat industry.
Abigail Jimenez Awarded CO-WY AMP Research Grant
Travis Winders Research: How virus non-coding RNA directs cellular machines to make viral proteins.
Stacy Fuller Research: Forest successional stage and habitat value for migrating and resident birds on the Pacific slope of Monteverde, Costa Rica.
Stacy Fuller Awarded CO-WY AMP Research Grant
Lane Hines Research: Classification of debris-covered glaciers and rock glaciers in the Andes of Central Chile.
Lane Hines Awarded CO-WY AMP Research Grant
Chanda Lowrance Research: Developing methodology of modeling biochemical processing using computational modeling tools.
Brunno Putnam Research: Dispatch Optimizer Produce an optimized schedule to reduce costs for a truck dispatch system
Alexandra Fontes Research: Computational Chemistry
Cetan Christensen Research: Determine An Age-Height relationship in Cottonwood Trees.
Cetan Christensen Awarded CO-WY AMP Research Grant
Francisco Tapia Research: Characterization of hyperthermophilic, heterotrophic, sulfur-reducing, anaerobic, Thermococcus nov. sp. From Axial Seamount hydrothermal vents.
Francisco Tapia Awarded CO-WY AMP Research Grant
Patricia Ramirez Research: Cube Sat Axes Rotation Simulator.
Danielle Russell Research: Cube Sat Axes Rotation Simulator.
Patricia Ramirez Awarded CO-WY AMP Research Grant
Danielle Russell Awarded CO-WY AMP Research Grant
Jacqueline Russell Research: Microbial Comparison in Wetlands of Varying Health.
Jacqueline Russell Awarded CO-WY AMP Research Grant
Delilah DeWilde Research: Studying the lead to antimony ration in soil samples around a secondary lead smelting site.
Abigail Walker Research: Community based sustainable waste collection procedures
Martin Gonzalez-Romero    Research: Manufacturing a small vertical wind turbine “Breezy Battery” for Campers”.  Manufactured by 3D printed and composite parts.
Laura Baquero-Galvis Research: Determination of Secondary and Tertriary Structures in Blackcurrant Reversion Virus RNA 1 Domains Involved in Translation
Laura Baquero-Galvis Awarded CO-WY AMP Research Grant
Beah Benzel Research: Testing the hypothesis of whether knockdown of two specific proteins will decrease the iron content of cell and tissues in S2 cells.
Cesar Garcia Research: Effect of Bleach and Bleach Neutralization on the Detection of Blood in Forensic Analysis.
Cesar Garcia Awarded CO-WY AMP Research Grant
Patricia Ramirez Presented: National Conference on Undergraduate Research at the Univeristy of Memphis
Danielle Russell Presented: National Conference on Undergraduate Research at the Univeristy of Memphis
Delilah DeWilde Presented: Rocky Mountain ASM Meeting
Beah Benzel Presented: MSU Denver Undergraduate Research Conference
Martin Gonzalez-Romero Presented: MSU Denver Undergraduate Research Conference and National Conference on Undergraduate Research at the Univeristy of Memphis
Laura Baquero-Galvis Presented: MSU Denver Undergraduate Research Conference
Brunno Putnam Presented MSU Denver Undergraduate Research Conference
Francisco Tapia                                    Published: “Characterization of hyperthermophilic, heterotrophic, sulfur-reducing, anaerobic, Thermococcus nov. sp. From Axial Seamount hydrothermal vents” When the characterization is complete establishing new species.

Fall 2016 Student Accomplishments

 

 

StudentAccomplishments
Patricia Ramirez Internship: EyasSat
Kinda Alquatli Internship: Anschutz Medical Campus
Aimee Leyva Internship: ARCpoint Labs
Abigail Walker Internship: UpDig as Community Outreach Intern and Education Program Developer
Jessica Olivas Internship: National Jewish Biomedical Research Lag
Rebekah Smith Internship: UnCommon Schools
Kenya Arroyo Internship: Neon Colorado Mosquito Control
Cetan Christensen Internship: Region 8 EPA in the Aquatic Resources Department
Shauna-Kay Gray Internship: Place Bridge Academy with 1st Graders
Danielle Russell Internship: Numeric Solutions as a Geoscience Intern
Kinda Alquatli Awarded Applied Learning Center Grant
Jared Wilson Awarded Rachel B. Noel Scholarship
Ricky Martinez Awarded CO-WY AMP Research Grant
Ashleigh Nakata Awarded CO-WY AMP Research Grant
Alicia Payne Awarded CO-WY AMP Research Grant
Winta Abraham Awarded CO-WY AMP Research Grant 
Cetan Christensen  Awarded First Place at the Annual Meeting of Great Plains/Rocky Mountain Division of the American Association of Geographers.
Ebony Miller Awarded CO-WY AMP Research Grant
Josh Pedrick Awarded Applied Learning Center Grant
Evan Morrison Awarded Applied Learning Center Grant
Alija Vlonjat Awarded CO-WY AMP Research Grant 
Lane Hines Awarded CO-WY AMP Research Grant  
Alicia Payne  Awarded Urban League Guild Scholarships
Jared Wilson Awarded Urban League Guild Scholarships
Daniel Galarza-Pineda Volunteer on websit for the Nonprofit Charity "Amiguitos, Good Friends!"
Alexa Bailon Volunteer Padres Jovenes Unidos
Jessica Olivas Studying Abroad in Costa Rica
Chanda Lowrance Tutor, Teaching Assistant and Supplemental Instructor for Math and Upper Division Chemistry Courses
Delilah DeWilde Vice-President Women in STEM
Abigail Walker Working with Open World Learning at Colfax Elementary a Title I Elementary School to promote STEM Education.
Laura Baquero-Galvis Presented: Environmental Protection Agency
Cetan Christensen Presented: Environmental Protection Agency
Francisco Tapai Presented: Environmental Protection Agency
Alija Vlonjat Research: Mitochondrial Gene Order in Pyrgulopsis
Chanda Lowrance Research: A Molecular Model of Clathrin-Mediated Endocytosis.
Abigail Jimenez Research: Social transformation through conscientious consumerism-Praxis of decolonizing disassociated consumerism in the meat industry.
Cetan Christensen Research: Using TOC as an Indicator for Microbial Health and Assessing Wetland Biologic Integrity.
Stacy Fuller Research: Forest successional stage and habitat value for migrating and resident birds on the Pacific slope of Monteverde, Costa Rica.
Lane Hines Research: Classification of debris-covered glaciers and rock glaciers in the Andes of Central Chile.
Chanda Lowrance Research: Developing methodology of modeling biochemical processing using computational modeling tools.
Ebony Miller Research: Determining Whether Perinatal Choline Mitigates the Effects of Prenatal Stress via Changes in Brain Nocotinic Acetylcholine Receptors (nAChRs)
Alexandra Fontes Computational Chemistry
Cetan Christensen Research: Determine An Age-Height relationship in Cottonwood Trees.
Francisco Tapia Research: Characterization of hyperthermophilic, heterotrophic, sulfur-reducing, anaerobic, Thermococcus nov. sp. From Axial Seamount hydrothermal vents.
Patricia Ramirez Research: Cube Sat Axes Rotation Simulator
Danielle Russell Research: Cube Sat Axes Rotation Simulator
Jacqueline Russell Research: Microbial Comparison in Wetlands of Varying Health.
Delilah DeWilde Research: Studying the lead to antimony ration in soil samples around a secondary lead smelting site.
Abigail Walker Research: Community based sustainable waste collection procedures.
Haley Stinson Research: The Biomechanics and Kinesiology of the Long-Term Effects and Injuries Related to Running
Edgar Casillas Research: Bio-Diesel Fuel Research
Laura Baquero-Galvis   Research: Determination of Secondary and Tertriary Structures in Blackcurrant Reversion Virus RNA 1 Domains Involved in Translation.
Cesar Garcia Research: Effect of Bleach and Bleach Neutralization on the Detection of Blood in Forensic Analysis.
Chanda Lowrance Presented: Colorado Wyoming Academy of Science Annual Meeting
Chanda Lowrance Presented: 249th ACS National Meeting and Exposition and MSU Denver Undergraduate Research Conference
Cetan Christensen Presented: Annual Meeting of Great Plains/Rocky Mountain Division of the American Association of Geographers
Jacqueline Russell Published: Submitting for Publication Spring 2017 Microbial Comparison in Wetlands of Varying Health.
Cetan Christensen Published: Submitting for Publication Total Organic Carbon and Microbial Communities in Wetland Soils

Spring 2016 Student Accomplishments

StudentAccomplishments
Patricia Ramirez         Attending the satellite conference in Utah
Kinda Alquatli Internship: Anschutz Medical Center Learning to Measure Protein Concentrations and Phage Titer
Aimee Leyva Intership: ARCpoint Labs working as a Lab Assistant sampling drugs, DNA testing, paternity and alcohol testing.
Rebekah Smith        Internship: UnCommon Schools
Kinda Alquatli Research: Investigation of Anaerobic Microbial Populations in a Metal Impacted High Altitude Marsh.
Kinda Alquatli Awarded Applied Learning Center Grant
Chanda Lowrance Research: Ferritin in Arthropods. Presenting at the MSU Denver Undergraduate Research Conference.
Evan Morrison Research: Elucidating the structures of biological macromolecules and the mechanisms by which their structures confer function
Josh Pedrick Research: Testing “Frest” Fluminicola Speices Concepts with Mitochondrial DNA
Alexandra Fontes Research: Developing an alternative to routine care of teeth
Ricky Martinez Research: Research Grant The Affect of Habitat Restoration on Avian Populations on Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast And The affect of removing legacy trees on avian species richness and abundance.
Ashleigh Nakata Research: Research Grant The Affect of Habitat Restoration on Avian Populations on Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast And The affect of removing legacy trees on avian species richness and abundance.
Delilah DeWilde Research: Studying the lead to antimony ration in soil samples around a secondary lead smelting site
Winta Abraham Research: Development of Adapted Experiments to Encourage Inclusion of Blind and Low-Vision Students in Science Laboratory Courses.
Ebony Miller Research: Development of Adapted Experiments to Encourage Inclusion of Blind and Low-Vision Students in Science Laboratory Courses.
Lane Hines Research: Classification of debris-covered glaciers and rock glaciers in the Andes of Central Chile
Desiree Quintelier                       Research: E. coli in storm sewer drains and in goose stools.  Will be presenting at the Undergraduate Research Conference and at the American Society of Microbiology Conference.

Fall 2015 Student Accomplishments

StudentAccomplishments
Francisco Sanchez       Awarded for outstanding graduate for the engineering department
Francisco Sanehez Nominated for Outstanding Student to the Deans Office in the Category of Aerospace and Advanced Manufacturing
Francisco Sanchez Graduated Magna Cum Laude College of Professional Students Mechanical Engineering Technology
Francisco Sanchez Nominated for Best Project at the 2015 Undergraduate Research Conference
Francisco Sanchez Presented: The Solar Furnace to the 4x4 Design Competition in Beijing China (MSU Denver First College in the United States to be Invited.
Jessica Olivas Honor's Club Think Tank Student Organization
Jessica Olivas Working on a Service Project to Promote Daily Exercise and Nutrition for Kids
Kinda Alquatli Internship: Anschutz Learning to Measure Protein Concentrations and Phage Titer
Kinder Alquatli Awarded Applied Learning Center Grant
Kinda Alquatli Research: Investigation of Anaerobic Microbial Populations in a Metal Impacted High Altitude Marsh
Evan Morrison Research: Elucidating the structures of biological macromolecules and the mechanisms by which their structures confer function
Winta Abraham Research: Development of Adapted Experiments to Encourage Inclusion of Blind and Low-Vision Students in Science Laboratory Courses
Ebony Miller Research: Development of Adapted Experiments to Encourage Inclusion of Blind and Low-Vision Students in Science Laboratory Courses
Ricky Martinez Research: The Affect of Habitat Restoration on Avian Populations on Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast And The affect of removing legacy trees on avian species richness and abundance
Ashleigh Nakata Research: The Affect of Habitat Restoration on Avian Populations on Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast And The affect of removing legacy trees on avian species richness and abundance
Josh Pedrick Research: Testing “Frest” Fluminicola Speices Concepts with Mitochondrial DNA
Lane Hines Research: Classification of debris-covered glaciers and rock glaciers in the Andes of Central Chile
Alicia Payne Research: Classifying Physa Natricina Snail through DNA sampling and identifying P. natricina.
Winta Abraham Research: Classifying Physa Natricina Snail through DNA sampling and identifying P. natricina.
Francisco Sanchez         Awarded Applied Learning Center Grant
Francisco Sanchez Research: Variable Condition Wind Generation System
Chanda Lowrance Research: Ferritin in Arthropods

Spring 2015 Student Accomplishments

StudentAccomplishments
Aimee Leyva Awarded Provost and Dean Booster Scholarship
Alicia Payne Awarded Provost and Dean Booster Scholarship
Claudia Delgado Awarded Provost and Dean Booster Scholarship
Edgar Casillas Awarded Provost and Dean Booster Scholarship
Francisco Sanchez Awarded Provost and Dean Booster Scholarship 
Gabriel Valdez  Awarded Provost and Dean Booster Scholarship
Jessica Leyva  Awarded Provost and Dean Booster Scholarship
Josh Pedrick Awarded Provost and Dean Booster Scholarship
Lane Hines  Awarded Provost and Dean Booster Scholarship
Oscar Solis Awarded Provost and Dean Booster Scholarship
Ousmane Ndiaye Awarded Provost and Dean Booster Scholarship
Josh Pedrick Awarded Ching-Chen, Shi-Kuei and Jeff Wu Scholarship
Shara Espinoza Awarded Provost and Dean Booster Scholarship
Winta Abraham Awarded Provost and Dean Booster Scholarship

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