AGENDA OVERVIEW

Day 1.  Friday, April 17
Professional Development

Location: University of Hawaii at Manoa Campus Center

8am-9:45am Information and registration tables at
Campus Center breezeway across Jamba Juice 

10am-1pm Career Opportunities Workshop. CC Room 309/310
Sponsored by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Free lunch provided to all registrants.  Register here.

Want a chance to meet and greet the premiere national agency responsible for the care and conservation of endangered species?  The US Fish and Wildlife Service workshop will feature a panel of employees sharing their stories on how they obtained their positions and what it is really like to work for the Service.  In addition, the workshop will have smaller break out groups that will cover best recommendations for applying for and obtaining a position with the Federal government, covering USAJOBS applications, resume writing, interviewing skills and the opportunity to network.

1:00pm-1:15pm Break

1:15pm-2:00pm Keynote Address by Dr. Ahna Skop. CC Rm 309/310
Title "Too Creative for Science"

2:15pm-3:30pm  Abstract and Travel Scholarship Workshop. CC Rm 309/310
Learn methods for writing successful scientific abstracts and travel scholarship applications. Present your research at the SACNAS National Conference in Washington D.C., October 2015.  

Day 2.  Saturday, April 18
Research Symposium

Location: University of Hawaii at Manoa Campus Center Ballroom
Free refreshments and lunch provided to all registrants.  Register here.

8am-8:30am  Sign in and Poster Set up

8:30am-9:00am  SACNAS Mission and Opportunities

9:00am-10:30am  Oral Presentations

Undergraduate Students

Daniel K. Jennings-Kam
Assessing the Biofouling Community Associated with the Water Quality Buoy in Hilo Bay, Hawai’i using Recruitment Tile Arrays

Lisa M. Hall, Yoshimi M. Rii, Matthew J. Church
Exploring the Ecology of Reoccurring Associations between Eukaryotic Phytoplankton and the Nitrogen-Fixing Cyanobacterium, Trichodesmium

Melanie Keliipuleole, Mackenzie Manning
Studying the genetic connectivity of the culturally significant sea urchin, Colobocentrotus atratus, in Hawaii, USA

Kanani Thompson, Adam Orimoto, Emily N. Junkins, David O. Carter
Is it possible to accurately estimate carcass decomposition?

Domenick Barbo, Richard Yanagihara, Kenji O. Mfuh
Arbovirus Surveillance in Aedes aegpyti and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes in Central Cameroon

Bryson Racoma, Joshua Faumuina, Erin Hashimoto, and Po'okela Stillman Reyes
NASA Cansat Competition

10:30am-10:45am  Break

10:45am-11:15am  Oral Presentations

Robinson Bucaneg
In vitro screening of marine natural product extracts for the discovery of possible STAT3 inhibitors for the treatment of human pancreatic cancer

GRADUATE STUDENTS

Mahrukh Khawaja, J.P. Bingham, Theodore Radovich, Bradley Fox, and Clyde Tamura
Reconciling pH in recirculating aquaponic system impacting nitrification and pepper yield

11:15am-12:00pm  Keynote Address by Dr. Maggie Werner-Washburne 
Title: "Becoming a Kama`aina in Science: One Path to Discovery"

12:00pm-12:45pm  Lunch (provided)

12:45pm-1:30pm  Poster Presentation Session

1:30pm-2:45pm  Oral Presentations

Nazune Menka, Rob Root, Eduardo Saez, Clark Lantz, Wendell Ela and Jon Chorover
Bioavailability, release kinetics, and molecular speciation of arsenic and lead in geo-dusts from the iron king mine federal superfund site in Humboldt, Arizona

Jonathan Martinez, Jonathan Vigh, Michael M. Bell
Examining the link between tropical cyclone structure and intensification using flight level data between 2000-2012

Kaho Tisthammer, Robert H. Richmond
What is Coral Ecotoxicoproteogenomics

Postdocs

Francois O. Seneca, Stephen R. Palumbi
The role of transcriptome resilience in resistance of corals to bleachin

Yujing Sun, Jelena Maricic 
Characterization of photon detection sensor SiPMs for the DUNE experiment

2:45pm-3:00pm  Closing Remarks and Announcements

Day 3.  Sunday, ApRil 19 
Awards Ceremony and BBQ

Location: Kewalo Marine Laboratory.  41 Ahui Street, Honolulu, HI 96813. Free Parking

11:00am-3pm  Food, Fun, and Awards for the best symposium presenters!


Poster Presentations

Jerry Adams, Calyam P 
Improving Remote Access of a Data-Intensive Computing Application: Effects of Encoding and GPU Virtualization

Elena Barbour, Justin Lum
RFID

Floria Bol
Population Density and Dispersal Pattern of Two Introduced Beetle Species on the Island of Oahu 

Andrew Chang 
Project Olona: Uhaloa

Kirena Elana Clah, Jaclyn Mueller, Olivia Nigro, Grieg Steward
Characteristics of a Viral Infection in the Pathogen Vibrio vulnificus

Michellei Fisher, Pornsawan Leaungwutiwong and Vivek R. Nerurkar
Detection of Quang Binh virus and Kamiti River virus from different mosquito species collected in Chanthaburi province, Thailand

Nathan Franco, Chad Li’i, Mitch Mclean, and Michael Rodriguez
Revision of a Brushless Motor driven Skateboard

Kendrick Go, Melissa Agsalda-Garcia, Jason Kuroda, Christie Nakamura, Bruce Shiramizu
Detection of HIV DNA in Cerebrospinal Fluid of Patients with HIV-Associated Dementia 

Kent Harada
Kinematics of Robotic Arm

Erin Hashimoto, Daren M., Erin H., Jan Jace A., Richard K.
Camera Gimbal

Tyler Hiranaka
An Engineering Investigation into the Significance of the how and why Taijiquan positively affects Balance and Motor Ability in Adults

QiaoMu Hu, Igor Melnichenko, Kristian Poland, Nate Wilbur
RepRap 3D Printer

Daniel Inafuku, Eric Szarmes
esign of an Optical Cavity as an Alternative Method for Measuring the Speed of Light

Kimberly Kahaleua and Dennis Perusse 
The Velocity of a Jackson Chameleon's Tongue

Kyung Moo Kim, Mukesh Kumar, Kenji O. Mfuh, Olivia Achonduh, Rose Leke, Diane W. Taylor, Vivek R. Nerurkar
Biomarkers of Fever: Expression of Cytokines and C-Reactive Protein (CRP) Levels in Febrile Patients

Shayne Janne Jossef D. Rasay, Yuosembom Emile Keming, Esemu Livo, Barriere Yetgang, John Tamo, Diane W. Taylor, Rose G.F. Leke, Anna Babakhanyan
Intrauterine Growth Restriction in Babies Born to Cameroonian HIV-Positive Women: Identification of Possible Mechanisms Responsible for Low Birth Weight

Jennifer Wong-Ala and Aaron Stoler
Stressed Out Streams: The Effects of Agriculture on Stream Nutrient Cycling