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Science Research Open House

Tour Stops

Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 2:30–5:00 p.m.

Self-guided tours. Come and go as you please. Tour maps will be available in the DeVries Hall Atrium.

DeVries Hall first floor
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DeVries Hall 132
Biology/Chemistry & Biochemistry
Learning Science by Doing Science – Try your hand at a scaled-down version of an experiment Calvin students conduct in Biology 224, testing whether different cooking methods alter the nutritional qualities of food.
Dave Koetje (Biology) and Herb Fynewever (Chemistry & Biochemistry)
Ye In Oh (Psychology), Nate Buteyn (Biology)
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Greenhouse DeVries Hall 117
Biology
Learn about growing native Michigan plants in the greenhouse
David Warners
Kara Smit, Deanna Geelhoed
DeVries Hall second floor
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DeVries Hall 220
Chemistry
Understanding how glucose transport into cells is regulated, especially by changes in the metabolic demands that occur in disease states such as  cancer and diabetes
Larry Louters, Eric Arnoys and Brendan Looyenga
Kathryn Wrobel, Jed Bell, Sam Schuiteman, Aimee Vos, Evans Lodge, Mia Rienstra, Calvin VanOpstall
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DeVries Hall 235
Chemistry
Single molecule analysis of insulin-DNA interactions by atomic force microscopy
Kumar Sinniah
Abigail Leistra, Kayla Scholten

DeVries Hall third floor
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DeVries Hall 323
Chemistry
Supramolecular Chemistry:  Investigating how molecules assemble together to form nanostructures
Douglas A. Vander Griend
SeongEun Kim, Anna Michmerhuizen, Zac Drees
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DeVries Hall 325
Chemistry
Generation of Organic Building Blocks for Complex Molecule Synthesis
Carolyn Anderson
Andrea Bootsma, Connor Reidy, Brian Heidmann, Joy Christopher
Science Building Lower Level
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Science Building 002
Physics & Astronomy
Investigating how ultraviolet exposure activates potassium channels in corneal epithelial cells using electrophysiology
Loren Haarsma
Jodie De Vries
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Science Building 034
Chemistry
Proteins as anti-oxidants: the formation and function of tyrosine-cysteine cross linked proteins
David Benson
Susan Hromada, Taylor Hegg, Matt Hollowell
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Science Building 035
Physics & Astronomy
Using Lasers to Trap Atoms and Make Molecules
Matthew Walhout
Jonathan Shomsky
Science Building first floor
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Science Building 184
Physics & Astronomy
Studying asteroids and binary stars using the Calvin Observatory
Larry Molnar
Nathan McReynolds, Chris Spedden, Dan Van Noord

Science Building Observatory
If skies are clear, the observatory will be open for tours and solar observations

Engineering Building
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Engineering Building 101
Engineering
Solar Simulator (This project is to develop light source modules, which provide similar optical spectrums as seen by solar rays)
Yoon Kim
Nathan W. Terschak
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Engineering Building 101
Engineering
Wireless Energy Monitoring System (The system measures power/energy and transmits measurements to smart phones using wireless networks)
Yoon Kim
Carl W. Cooper

North Hall 1st floor
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Dice Mineralogical Museum
Geology, Geography & Environmental Studies
Dr. Clarence Menninga, emeritus and Cheryl Hoogewind, Administrative Assistant

Optional all-campus tour from 4:00-4:30 p.m. starting at the DeVries Hall Atrium.

Visitors of all ages are welcome.
Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Questions? Contact scholars@calvin.edu.