Richard Bowman – University of Iowa
RDF-1: Discovery of a novel repressor of double-strand break formation in Caenorhabditis elegans
The process of induction and completion of meiotic recombination is required for successful reproduction. Read more.
Marc Brittain – Iowa State University
Intelligent UAS Traffic Management System
I am currently working with Dr. Peng Wei at Iowa State University, where we are seeking to design and implement an autonomous air traffic control system. Read more.
Parker Dulin – Iowa State University
Biosensor for the Detection of Legionella pneumophila
My research is focused on producing a biosensor for the detection of Legionella pneumophila. Read more. Read more.
Sadie Elliott – University of Iowa
The acceleration of up-going electrons in the Jovian polar cap via whistler-mode wave-particle interactions: Observations from the Juno spacecraft
I work on data analysis from NASA’s Juno mission to Jupiter under the supervision of both Dr. Donald Gurnett (academic advisor) and Dr. William Kurth. Read more.
Tanner Hartsock – University of Iowa
Magmatic evolution, P-T conditions and volatile degassing of a steady-state volcano: Yasur, Vanuatu
My research involves assessing environmental risk from volcanoes using petrologic techniques. Read more.
Sarah Henderson – University of Iowa
Observations of Precipitating Solar Wind Hydrogen in the Martian Ionosphere
My research focuses on solar wind interactions with the Martian atmosphere. Read more.
Stephanie Howard – University of Iowa
Characteristics of ultra low frequency waves and reflected ions at the Moon
A variety of plasma waves have been observed in the lunar plasma environment. My research project focuses on the characteristics of these waves and the conditions under which they occur. Read more.
Bryan Lampkin – Iowa State University
Chemically tuning oxidation potentials of neurotransmitters
My research is focused on improving the quantification of neurotransmitters based on catecholamines. Read more.
Daniel LaRocca – University of Iowa
HaloSat: A Cube Satellite Search for Missing Baryons
HaloSat is a 6U cube satellite dedicated to making observations of the extended hot halo of the Milky Way galaxy in an attempt to understand the baryonic content of galactic halos. Read more.
Shannon Lee – Iowa State University
Modification of Tetrel Pnictides for Thermoelectric Applications
My research focuses on making new materials via solid-state synthetic methods that can be used for energy applications, such as thermoelectrics. Read more.
Meesha Legg – Iowa State University
The role of extracellular DNA in antibiotic resistance
My project looks at the role extracellular DNA, or DNA that has been lysed from an organism, has in the propagation of resistance throughout the environment. Read more.
Dan Matasic – University of Iowa
Metabolic Regulation of the Cardiac Sodium Channel
Arrhythmias are irregular electrical impulses within the heart that lead to abnormal beats and in some cases sudden cardiac death. Read more.
Bryan Owens-Baird – Iowa State University
The Study of Sb-based Unconventional Clathrates for Thermoelectric Applications
Thermoelectric materials have the ability to directly convert heat into electrical power. These generators have found applications both on Earth and abroad. Read more.
Ashley Paulson – Iowa State University
Hydrogel based transparent soils and programmable ecosystems for the study of root phenotypes and plant biotic interactions
I work in an interdisciplinary lab that combines materials science, engineering, and biology to solve novel problems. Read more.
Elspeth Petersen – Iowa State University
High-Performance Catalysts for the Reduction of CO2 and Trash-Derived Gas: Advancing ISRU Technologies to Fuel the Missions to Mars
In order to return a crew or samples from Mars, we must transport fuel for an ascent vehicle from Earth or make it on site. Read more.
Jennifer Thines – University of Iowa
The effects of surface roughness and composition on Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) laser energy coupling
LIBS is a type of atomic emission spectroscopy that was first introduced in the mid-1960s and has recently gained popularity in extraterrestrial geology. Read more.