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Sustainable Synthesis Medicinally Important Large, Nitrogen-Containing Cyclic Compounds

Author(s) Jane Eichwald, Jayme Zesiger Faculty Mentor(s) Timothy Beng (Chemistry) Abstract Macrocycles are large, flexible cyclic molecules containing 11+ atoms. They are present in pharmaceuticals such as Rhazinilam (anticancer) and in naturally-derived molecules. However, their large size makes them fragile and difficult to create. Meanwhile,… Read More »Sustainable Synthesis Medicinally Important Large, Nitrogen-Containing Cyclic Compounds

Bridged lactam-lactones and amino lactones are active in vitro against Leishmania major, the causative agent of human cutaneous

Author(s) Cameron Smith Faculty Mentor(s) Blaise Dondji (Biological Sciences) Abstract Leishmania are protozoan parasites and causative agents of leishmaniasis, utilizing female sandflies (a blood sucking parasite) as their vector for transmission. A bite from an infected female sand-fly to vertebrates (notably humans, rodents, canines) is… Read More »Bridged lactam-lactones and amino lactones are active in vitro against Leishmania major, the causative agent of human cutaneous

Evaluation of Synthesized Organic Compounds as Potential Therapeutics for Human Leishmaniasis

Author(s) Hunter Korf Faculty Mentor(s) Blaise Dondji (Biological Sciences) Abstract Leishmaniasis is a disease caused by the parasitic protozoan Leishmania. The disease is present in 88 countries, with 350 million people at risk and 12 million patients. There are three main clinical types of the… Read More »Evaluation of Synthesized Organic Compounds as Potential Therapeutics for Human Leishmaniasis

Potentials and Challenges Associated with Accessory Dwelling Units and Small Smart Homes in Modular Construction

Author(s) Dillon Mackenstadt Faculty Mentor(s) Hongtao Dang (Engineering Technologies, Safety & Construction) Abstract Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) and Small Smart Homes (SSHs) have become more and more popular in recent years. ADUs are independent living spaces built on the same land as an existing residence,… Read More »Potentials and Challenges Associated with Accessory Dwelling Units and Small Smart Homes in Modular Construction

The Perception of Virtual and Augmented Realities in the Construction Industry in Washington State

Author(s) Kevin Ramsey Faculty Mentor(s) Hongtao Dang (Other) Abstract The construction industry has a slow rate to adopt new technology with resistance to change and lack of research and development within the construction corporates. Virtual and Augmented Realties (VARs) have shown some practical applications in… Read More »The Perception of Virtual and Augmented Realities in the Construction Industry in Washington State

Construction of Conformationally Restricted Bicyclic Lactam-Lactones by sp3 C-H Oxygenation

Author(s) Victoria Shearer Faculty Mentor(s) Timothy Beng (Chemistry) Abstract Climate change is a daunting predicament the world has found itself in, leading to an increase in green chemistry. A green chemistry technique that utilizes C-H bond activation is desirable. Due to this, a sustainable, cost-effective,… Read More »Construction of Conformationally Restricted Bicyclic Lactam-Lactones by sp3 C-H Oxygenation

Estimating Jazz Standard Key and Form with Hidden Markov and Hidden Semi-Markov Models post EM Optimization

Author(s) Elijah Bergevin Faculty Mentor(s) Sooie-Hoe Loke (Mathematics) Abstract Hidden Markov and hidden semi-Markov models are utilized to predict structures of American jazz standard repertoire. Two separate relationships are explored. First, the 24 major and minor keys of the Western musical canon are designated as… Read More »Estimating Jazz Standard Key and Form with Hidden Markov and Hidden Semi-Markov Models post EM Optimization

Identifying the trace element chemical fingerprint of blue colored quartz stones

Author(s) Sydney Dale Faculty Mentor(s) Angela Halfpenny (Geological Sciences) Abstract Ellensburg Blues are a locally sourced blue quartz that retail for a higher price than blue quartz samples from other localities. We hypothesize that Ellensburg Blue samples have a distinct trace element fingerprint in comparison… Read More »Identifying the trace element chemical fingerprint of blue colored quartz stones