Sigma Xi 2016 Student Research Showcase


Arvind SridharSynthesis and Application of Cost-Effective, Biomimetic Hydrogel Scaffolds Doped with Nanoscale Graphene Oxide: a Novel Approach to Cancer Therapy, Tissue Engineering, and Drug Delivery
Arvind Sridhar, Bellarmine College Preparatory

In this study, I engineered novel graphene oxide-doped hydrogels for applications in chronic disease therapy, namely selective, targeted cancer therapy, anti-fibrotic and pro-regenerative tissue engineering, and sustained drug delivery with curcumin.

Gabriel GonzalezA Study on the Effects of Different Cushioning Materials Acting as Metatarsal Pads to Avoid Metatarsal Stress Fractures
Gabriel Gonzalez, Mercer University

This study investigates how metatarsal pad material type impacts force distribution to the ball of the foot and identifies the best metatarsal pad material type for walking/jogging and playing tennis.

Meghana KamineniA Low-Cost Efficient EEG Collection System with Biofeedback
Meghana Kamineni, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

I designed an inexpensive electroencephalogram system that records brain waves, analyzes and plots them in real-time, and provides audio feedback to the user that indicates the extent of his or her relaxation.

The Development of Open Source Device for Prevention of Sudden Unexpected Infant Death

Quymbee Chen, The Bronx High School of Science

My research project was to prove that with the availability of open source devices, anyone can make a baby monitor to help decrease the occurrences of SIDS by increasing the options of personalization and community improvement, which can become stronger than the general baby monitor.

Therese Chan230x175Numerical Stress Modeling for Photo Elasticity in Granular Systems with Applications to Pharmaceuticals, Construction, and Desertification
Therese Chan, The Bronx High School of Science

The goal of the project was to construct a mathematical model for the force field distribution in a mixture (granular sample) based on photo elasticity images.