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Flipping the General Chemistry Laboratory Lecture : Increasing Student Engagement by Enhancing Self-Directed Learning
Strengthening instruction in STEM fields can benefit student learning as well as foster positive attitudes towards the sciences. This project tries to answer the question whether there is a measurable difference in ...
How Much is Too Much : Testing the Boundaries of Hydrogen Bonded Liquid Crystal/Inhibitor Networks
A liquid crystal is state of matter that simultaneously displays properties of both a liquid and a solid. Liquid Crystals have applications in liquid crystal displays (LCD’s) and optical imaging. Liquid crystals or “mesogens” ...
Investigating Structure-Dynamics-Function Differences Among Various Species of Proyl-tRNA Synthetase Using a Hybrid QM/MM Computational Technique
All living organisms contain amino-acyl tRNA synthetases (AARSs) ‒ a family of enzymes critical for protein synthesis. They are responsible for the covalent ligation of proline to its specific tRNA molecule, called tRNAPro, ...
Comparison of Isomeric Aryldibenzopyrylium Salts as Highly Conjugated Planar Dyes
Planar conjugated organic compounds can be incorporated into a variety of applications due to their unique optical properties. One such class of these compounds contains the pyryliumunit, which is capable of reversible ...
Computational Docking of Caffeine Derivatives and Binding to Xanthine Oxidase
Building off previous research on XOD ligand docking, the purpose of this project is to seek a caffeine derivative compound structurally similar to Urate and Allopurinol that would exhibit a similar binding mechanism to ...