Electrostatics Android Application

Brian Bufford, Troy Carmichael, Brendan Heldman, Blake Herrington

This interdisciplinary team created an Android App that calculated and illustrated electrostatic point charges.  The user is presented with an empty axis in which charges and sensors can be plotted with their corresponding parameters.  A user can access a menu to add a sensor or charge, remove a sensor or charge, or  view the list of all points and their corresponding calculation values currently present in the environment.  After any update, all points are automatically plotted on the axis and the electrostatic fields created by these points are demonstrated.  This tool is anticipated to be used in an education setting by both students and professors.

 

SeqTrace Enhancement

Brooke Apffel, Joanna Borgona, Tim Dixon, Aaron McKinstry, Ally Takeda

Antibiotic resistance is spreading rapidly and is a global health concern.  It is necessary to understand the genes encoding for these resistances to have hope for the future of effective antibiotics.  In order to properly annotate and analyze the genes behind antibiotic resistance, advanced and efficient programs are necessary.  The aim of this project was to enhance the open-source, free software SeqTrace to be better equipped to handle genomic data.  The following was accomplished: 1) Create an automated function that trims primers from given sequences.  This function allows the user to input the specific primers they want to trim, allowing for slight variation on the primer sequences.  2) Create a function that  automates the process of data cleaning.  Adding these functions to SeqTrace allows the user to work with and manipulate DNA sequences all within a free software.

 

Church Search

Vicente Chiquete, Jacob Rivera, Ericka Rule, Keith Thompson

 When relocating, the new resident must find a variety of services.  For many, a church where the family will feel comfortable is one of the most challenging things to find.  This project aimed to create an online service, based on the R language, that would allow users to select the desired criteria for a church and see the offerings in the neighborhood presented both in text and on a map.  Prior to creating the application and associated database, a survey was constructed and administered to gain the information with which to populate the database.