Senior Science Showcase for 2021

Butterfly art installation in Meldrum Science Center

April 21, 2021 

SALT LAKE CITY—The Senior Science Showcase was held on April 16, 2021. Seniors in the sciences showed their completed capstone projects to the college community both in-person (distanced and masked) and virtually. Projects complete the WCore required senior capstone in which students produce a piece of work that demonstrates their culminating intellectual experience at Westminster College. Congratulations to all the seniors!

  • Anna Jackson. biology, and Sierra Watson, biology, Great Salt Lake Institute: Utah Museum of Fine Arts Living Exhibit from the Waters of the Lake
  • Dylan Jones, neuroscience/Honors: In Situ Hybridization for Vasopressin Receptors in Hirudo verbana and Macrobdella decora 
  • Tyler Mann, geology: Geologic report of North Ogden Divide for building development
  • Taylor McCoombs, chemistry: The development and implementation of a general chemistry recitation course
  • Rosa Mendez, chemistry: The scientist in you!
  • Joshua Mickelson, physics: Distance mapping of stars
  • Sarah Niitsuma, math: The Resinator: Bringing a Product to Marker
  • Naomi Oberg, biology: GMOs and Sustainable Agriculture: working with science to create better communities
  • Tristan Palmer, geology/Honors: Mapping 22nd Street in Ogden, Utah
  • Reece Rhodes, physics: A tutorial on computer architecture
  • Elliot Riforgiate, biology: Biological Hotspot: Coral Reef
  • Jordan Contreras, chemistry: Deaminidation of protonated glutamine
  • Charlie Rey, neuroscience/Honors:  Neural Prosthesis Development for Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Charlotte Mulliniks, neuroscience/Honors: Targeting the Body’s Immune Response to Promote Axom Regeneration and Neuron Survival after Spinal Cord Injury
  • Elisa Westom, neuroscience: Deep Brain Optogenetics without Surgical Disruption
  • Ellen Young, neuroscience: Hypothermic Therapy and Neuron Growth Factor Injections Improve Functional Recovery and Decrease Inflammation in Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Jasmine Hernandez, neuroscience: Hypothermia Therapy with Stem Cell Treatment to Treat Spinal Cord Injury
  • Jordan Penn, neuroscience: Exosome Treatment of Blast Induced TBI
  • Kyra Teply, neuroscience: An Electrical Simulation and Hydrogel Sheet Regenerative Study
  • Nat Jenkins, neuroscience: Time Dependent Exercise Alongside Peripheral Nerve Grafting in Cervical SCI regeneration
  • Steph Anglin, environmental studies/Honors, and Brylee Stone, environmental studies/Honors: Legacies of Slavery
  • Hailey Brookins, environmental studies/Honors, and Ian Nadel, environmental studies: Helping unsheltered people: Cost Analysis and Data Collection for Green Phoenix farms
  • Olivia Shively,environmental studies/Honors, and Roxy Ervin,environmental studies, and Eddie Edmunds environmental studies: Green Phoenix Farms Storytelling Initiative
  • Nicklaus Hanser, environmental studies, and Sienna Leger, environmental studies, and Jacob Wallace environmental studies, and John Crossley, environmental studies: Conservation of Allen Park
  • Aaron Rae, environmental studies, and Andrew Franks, environmental studies/Honors: A Course in Termedarboriculture 

View of science showcase from entry

Coral exhibit in science showcase

Environmental studies exhibit in science showcase

Poster board in science showcase