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5th annual Oktoberfest celebrates CAS research
[11.14.2011]

TAMPA, Fla. -- More than 300 people attended the University of South Florida’s College of Arts and Sciences Fifth Annual Oktoberfest. The event took place on Friday, Oct. 21 and highlighted some of the research and scholarship projects by faculty and students.

Each of the three schools within the College of Arts and Sciences--School of Humanities, School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, and School of Social Sciences--were represented at the event. Seventeen of the 23 departments were represented in posters and scholarly displays. The College of Arts and Sciences annual Oktoberfest event plays a key role in building upon existing interdisciplinary synergies in areas of research such as renewable energy, nanotechnology, hydrology and water resources, conservation biology, drug discovery, materials science, and applied anthropology.

Partnering with the USF Club, Oktoberfest was able to showcase more than 60 posters and scholarly displays from the Florida Institute of Government, Humanities Institute, and USF departments like Anthropology and Communication. Events like these show why the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classifies USF in the top tier of research universities, a distinction attained by only 2.2 percent of all universities.

The College of Arts and Sciences is the largest and most diverse college at USF. CAS is home to more than 100 funded research faculty with more than $61 million in active contracts and grants. Boasting a 30 percent rate for F&A recovery, CAS grants generate about $2 million a year in overhead rebate dollars. Research and scholarly excellence in natural sciences, social sciences and the humanities address a wide array of relevant topics that face our state, the nation and the world.

With the success of this year, the College of Arts and Sciences is looking forward to next year’s event. The College of Arts and Sciences would like to thank the following sponsors: USF Undergraduate Studies, Museum of Science and Industry, Reeves Import Motorcars and USF Athletics.

Participant Name

Participant Mentor / Lab

Department / Research Area

Adriana Uruena

Dr. Cheryl Kirstein

Cognitive and Neural Sciences, Department of Psychology

Aleksandra Karolak

Arjan van der Vaart

Chemistry

Alexander Barrett

Gary Daughdrill

Cell, Microbiology and Molecular Biology

Angela Crist

CAS

Florida Institute of Government (FIOG)

Anne T Powell

Gary Daughdrill

Cell, Microbiology, and Molecular Biology

Ashley Humphries & Meredith Tise

Erin Kimmerle

USF Department of Anthropology

Benjamin Petrak

Andreas Muller

Physics

Bogdan P. Onac

Karst Research Group

Geology

Bradley Lanning

Dr. Erin Kimmerle

Anthropology

Chandan Barhate

Dr. Bill Baker

Chemistry

Charles Paxton

Dr. Jennifer Collins

Geography, Environment and Planning

Christi L. Whittington

Dr. Randy W. Larsen, Dr. H. Lee Woodcock

Department of Chemistry

Christine Bergmann

Dr. Robert Tykot

Anthropology

Christine M. Probes

Early Modern Research Team

World Languages

Chrystal A.S. Smith

Kathryn Borman

Anthropology

Cristina Montana Puscas

Bogdan P. Onac

Geology

Daria Karpenko

Natasha Jonoska

Mathematics

David Merkler

The Almight/Merkler laboratory

Chemistry

Dhan Khadka

Donald T. Haynie

Physics

Dhan Khadka

Donald T. Haynie

Physics

Doug Gobeille

Doug Gobeille

Physics

Dr. Jacqueline C. Hargis

Professor H. Lee Woodcock

Chemistry

Dustin D. Belyea

Casey W. Miller

Department of Physics, Center for Integrated Functional Materials

Egor Dolzhenko

Natasha Jonoska

Mathematics and Statistics

Egor Dolzhenko

Natasha Jonoska

Mathematics and Statistics

Erica Elizabeth Coates

Dr. Vicky Phares

Psychology

Eunae Cho

Dr. Tammy Allen

Psychology

Geoffrey Gray

Dr. Arjan van der Vaart

Chemistry

Gyan Singh Shekhawat

Professor Donald T. Haynie

Department of Physics

Hasan Ashkanani

Robert H. Tykot

Anthropology

Jeremy Bauer

Paul Spector

Psychology

Jeremy Beau

Bill Baker

Chemistry

Jonathan Burns

Natasha Jonoska

Mathematics

Joseph Fogarty

Sagar Pandit/CSMLab

Physics

Jun Cheng

Coastal Research Lab

Geology

Jun Cheng

Dr. Ping Wang /Coastal Research Lab

Geology

Justin Spiriti

Arjan van der Vaart

Department of Chemistry

Katie Mishall

Daughdrill

Cell Biology, Microbiology and Molecular Biology

Ken Cissna

NA

Communication

Kristin Saboe

Tammy Allen, PhD

Department of Psychology, Industrial/Organizational

Laurent Calcul

Dr. Bill J. Baker

Chemistry

Lillian Doerfler

Dr. Kristina Schmidt

Cell Biology, Microbiology and Molecular Biology (CMMB)

Liotta Noche-Dowdy

Erin H. Kimmerle, (PhD)

Department of Anthropology

Manh-Huong Phan

Pritish Mukherjee

Physics

Manh-Huong Phan

Pritish Mukherjee

Physics

Matthew Chrzanowski

Dr. Shengqian Ma

Chemistry

Melissa Niesen

Dr. Don Haynie

Physics

Michael C. Cross

Donald T. Haynie

Applied Physics

My Lien Dao

Faculty

Cell Biology, Microbiology and Molecular Biology

Olivia F. Macdonald

Dr. Judith B. Bryant

Psychology

Paige Lampen

Hari Srikanth/Functional Materials Lab

Physics

Pauline Wanjug

Valerie Harwood

Integrative Biology

Pradeep Waduge

Donald T.Haynie

Physics

Prajit Pillai

Mildred Acevedo-Duncan

Chemistry

Ramakanth Ananthoji

Dr. Julie P. Harmon

Chemistry

Robert H. Tykot

Laboratory for Archaeological Science

Anthropology

Sai Lakshmana Vankayala

H. Lee Woodcock

Department of Chemistry

Shraddha Desai

Mildred Acevedo-Duncan, PhD

Chemistry

Tatiana Miti

Martin Muschol

Physics

Wade M Borcherds

Gary Daugdrill

CMMB

William A Maza

Randy W Larsen

Chemistry

xue xu

Dr. Zhang

Department of Chemistry

Yuri Pevzner

Dr. Woodcock

Chemistry

Zhiqing Zhou

Paul E. Spector

Department of Psychology

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