Sigma Xi 2016 Student Research Showcase

Environmental Sciences

Ananya Karthik230x175

A Greener Cleaner: Investigating a Potential Biosorbent for the Removal of Heavy Metals from Aqueous Solutions
Ananya Karthik, Saint Francis High School

I investigated the use of spent coffee grounds as an environmentally-friendly and low-cost biosorbent for the removal of heavy metals from aqueous solutions.

Alan Xing and Manav Goel230x153Surfactant-modified zeolite as a controlled nitrate release mechanism
Alan Xing and Manav Goel, Bergen County Academies

This project aims to determine the viability of surfactant modified zeolite as a way to regulate and control nitrate absorption and desorption in an attempt to reduce the amount of nitrate pollution caused by leaching from nitrate based fertilizers.

Evin Rothschild163x260

Effect of synthetic turf on cell cycle genes of Sacchromyces cerevisiae
Evin Rothschild, Pine Crest School

The purpose was to see if artificial turf field would cause abnormal gene expression in homologs of human cell cycle genes (MAPK1, CDC2, TEP1, MAP2K1) of Sacchromyces cerevisiae when the yeast were exposed to the turf pellets under realistic heat conditions (heat and sun).