Poster Sessions

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2016
Friday, April 29th
10:00 AM

The Distribution of Pollen on Butterfly Mouthparts

Fred Hutson, Kent State University - Stark Campus
Gabriella Laubacher, Kent State University - Stark Campus
Kristen Reiter, Kent State University - Stark Campus

Main Hall Lobby

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

The poster will display how pollen is distributed along the length of a butterfly proboscis by regions. It will detail specific methodology used and imaging techniques used as well. Data and results will be presented utilizing tables from ANOVA and T-tests.

The Use of Scanning Electron Microscopy to Study Structures and Chemistry of Sponges (Porifera)

Sierra Turner, Kent State University - Stark Campus
Dakota Piotter, Kent State University - Stark Campus
Morgan Mears, Kent State University - Stark Campus

Main Hall Lobby

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

The purpose of this study is to use a scanning electron microscope (SEM) to study the structural architecture and chemistry of various types of sponges (Porifera). We sputtercoated Porifera with 7 nm of Platinum and studied them at different magnifications (50, 100, 1000X) and used functions on the SEM, such as EDS (energy dispersive spectroscopy) and 3D imaging. We found that the structural configuration of the Porifera differed, including the presence and absence of spicules, which were determined to consist primarily of silicon using the EDS. We found the SEM to be a multifunctional tool that can be used to address testable hypotheses about structure and function relationships and the elemental composition of samples.

Wetlands of Stark County

Holly Rodak, Kent State University - Stark Campus

Main Hall Lobby

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

A continuation from her 8:30 a.m. presentation.