Discovery in the Desert 15 December 2016 | New Mexico Tech, Socorro, NM

5:45 - 6:00

Pre-Conference Reception [Submit hard copies of reports] (Weir 202)

6:00 - 7:15

Panel 1 - You Shale Not Pass! Breakthroughs in Petroleum Engineering (Weir 102)

  • Pran Daneal (Petroleum Engineering) - Practical Solutions to Environmental Impacts of Petroleum Consumption
  • Victor Andrade (Petroleum Engineering) - The Skills Petroleum Engineering Students Need to Land a Job in the Oil Industry
  • Anthony Sims (Petroleum Engineering) - Justification of Development in the Bone Springs Formation in Southeast New Mexico

Panel 2 - 011 Projects in Computer Sciences (Weir 202)

  • Thomas Barks (Computer Science) - Untapped Software Development Practices: Learning From Rapid Release
  • Jens Dienst (Mathematics) - The Current State of Integer Factorization Algorithms
  • Michael Anderson (Computer Science) - Statistical Analysis of Trends for the Field of Computer Science

Panel 3 - This Could Work...? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Putting the "Try" in "Chemistry" (Weir 203)

  • Joseph Phillips (Earth Science) - Using Iron to Fertilize the Ocean as a Means for Mitigating Climate Change
  • Ria Kidner (Chemistry / Biology) - Synthesis and Testing of New Compounds against Drug-Resistant Cancer Cell Lines Based on a Novel Anticancer Scaffold
  • Brandon Gehris (Chemistry) - Thiophene-Pyrimidines as a Synthetic Scaffold for Novel Biologically Active Compounds

Panel 4 - Here and Now is There and Then: Space/Time Considerations (Weir 208)

  • Kelsae Adame (Physics) - Exploration of Matter-Antimatter Asymmetry with CP Violation and the LHCb Experiment
  • Jared Canright (Physics / Electrical Engineering) - Interactive Virtual-Reality Visualization of Multidimensional Datasets: Applications to Lightning
  • David Huff (Computer Science) - Exploring Performance of Domain Decomposition Strategies for Monte Carlo Radiation Transport

7:15 - 8:30

Panel 5 - Rigging the Petroleum Market in Your Favor (Weir 202)

  • Jacob Kirkman (Petroleum Engineering) - Petroleum Industry Analysis
  • Beau Velarde (Petroleum Engineering) - Historical Analysis of the Petroleum Market and the Effect on Undergraduate Petroleum Engineering
  • Jared Foutz (Petroleum Engineering) - Preparing New Mexico Petroleum Students to Receive Employment Upon Graduation

Panel 6 - Earth: The Frontier for Finals (Weir 203)

  • Kevin Weiss (Petroleum Engineering) - A Comparative Look at Corn, Sugar Cane, and Cellulosic Ethanol Feasibility
  • Zoe Havlena (Biology) - Photosynthetic Microorganism Growth in Response to Artificial Lighting in Carlsbad Caverns NPS Cave System
  • Anant Agarwal (Petroleum Engineering) - Quantitative Distribution of Proppant between Hydraulic Fracture & Natural Fracture

Panel 7 - Findings on Defining (Weir 208)

  • Betty Baker (Psychology) - Something About the Objectification of Men
  • Wyatt Berger (Petroleum Engineering) - College Crisis: Defining A Student
  • Erik Romero (Computer Science) - Something About Career Counseling Tests
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