With over seventy total researchers during the summer, the Furman University Chemistry Department boasts one of the largest undergraduate research programs in the nation. The summer of 2014 marked the 50th consecutive program in which undergraduates, masters students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty mentors, and visiting faculty from area schools work together over a ten-week period in a wide variety of scientific research projects. The undergraduate students, who receive stipends for the summer, carry out independent investigations in the areas of analytical, inorganic, physical, organic and bio-organic chemistry. This program would not be possible without the support of wide variety of public and private sources.

These student/faculty collaborations produced the following research papers that were published in peer-reviewed journals.

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Submissions from 2010

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Mentoring Strategies To Recruit and Advance Women in Science and Engineering, Kerry K. Karukstis, Bridget L. Gourley, Laura L. Wright, and Miriam Rossi

Electrochemistry: Principles and Measurement, J. R. Kirchhoff, John F. Wheeler, C. E. Lunte, S. H. Jenkins, and W. R. Heineman

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Biogenic amines in microdissected brain regions of Drosophila melanogaster measured with micellar electrokinetic capillary chromatography-electrochemical detection, Nicholas J. Kuklinski, E. C. Berglund, Johan Engelbrektsson, and Andrew G. Ewing

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Determination of salsolinol, norsalsolinol, and twenty-one biogenic amines using micellar electrokinetic capillary chromatography-electrochemical detection, Nicholas J. Kuklinski, E. C. Berglund, Johan Engelbrektsson, and Andrew G. Ewing

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Micellar capillary electrophoresis--electrochemical detection of neurochemicals from Drosophila, Nicholas J. Kuklinski, E. C. Berglund, and Andrew G. Ewing

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Ag+-mediated assembly of 5'-guanosine monophosphate., Kristine M. Loo, Natalya N. Degtyareva, Jihae Park, Bidisha Sengupta, Michael J. Reddish, Christopher C. Rogers, Andrea R. Bryant, and Jeffrey T. Petty

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Atmospheric Implications for Formation of Clusters of Ammonium and 1-10 Water Molecules, Thomas E. Morrell and George C. Shields

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DNA Encapsulation of Ten Silver Atoms Produces a Bright, Modulatable, Near Infrared-Emitting Cluster, Jeffrey T. Petty, Chaoyang Fan, Sandra P. Story, Bidisha Sengupta, Ashlee St. John Iyer, Zachary D. Prudowsky, and Robert M. Dickson

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Creating a Comprehensive Summer Undergraduate Research Program Despite Fiscal Challenges, George C. Shields

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Using Pre-College Research to Promote Student Success and Increase the Number of Science Majors, George C. Shields

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Accurate Predictions of Water Cluster Formation, (H20)n=2-10, Robert M. Shields, Berhane Temelso, Kaye A. Archer, Thomas E. Morrell, and George C. Shields

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Measurement of both the equilibrium constant and rate constant for electronic energy transfer by control of the limiting kinetic regimes, Michael T. Vagnini, W. C. Rutledge, and Paul S. Wagenknecht

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Effect of ancillary ligands on the DNA interaction of Cr(diimine)3]3+ complexes containing the intercalating dipyridophenazine ligand, M. S. Vandiver, E. P. Bridges, Ryan L. Koon, Alex N. Kinnaird, Jeff W. Glaeser, Jennifer F. Campbell, Christopher J. Priedemann, William T. Rosenblatt, Brad J. Herbert, Sandra K. Wheeler, John F. Wheeler, and Noel Kane-Maguire

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A Major Determinant of Cyclophilin Dependence and Cyclosporine Susceptibility of Hepatitis C Virus Identified by a Genetic Approach, Feng Yang, Jason M. Robotham, Henry Grise, Stephen Frausto, Vanesa Madan, Margarita Zayas, Ralf Bartenschlager, Margaret Robinson, Andrew E. Greenstein, Anita Nag, Timothy M. Logan, Ewa Bienkiewicz, and Hengli Tang

Submissions from 2009

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Alpha-fetoprotein peptides and uses thereof, Thomas T. Andersen, James A. Bennett, Herbert Jacobson, George C. Shields, and Karl N. Kirschner

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Structural studies of a trinucleotide repeat sequence using 2-aminopurine, Natalya N. Degtyareva, Michael J. Reddish, Bidisha Sengupta, and Jeffrey T. Petty

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Long-term and acute effects of zinc contamination of a stream on fish mortality and physiology, Andrea Giardina, Sandra E. Larson, Brian Wisner, John F. Wheeler, and Matthew Chao

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Antiestrogenic and anticancer activities of peptides derived from the active site of alpha-fetoprotein, Leroy C. Joseph, James A. Bennett, Karl N. Kirschner, George C. Shields, John Hughes, Nicole Lostritto, Herbert I. Jacobson, and Thomas T. Andersen

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Preparation, characterization, and sensing behavior of polydiacetylene liposomes embedded in alginate fibers, Jennifer S. Kauffman, Brett M. Ellerbrock, Kathryn A. Stevens, Philip J. Brown, William T. Pennington, and Timothy W. Hanks

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Orthogonal Reactivity of Metal and Multimetal Nanostructures for Selective, Stepwise, and Spatially-Controlled Solid-State Modification, Brian M. Leonard, Mary Elizabeth Anderson, Karl D. Oyler, Ting-Hao Phan, and Raymond E. Schaak

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Chemical measurements in Drosophila, Monique A. Makos, Nicholas J. Kuklinski, E. C. Berglund, Michael L. Heien, and Andrew G. Ewing

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Ramachandran-Type Plots for Glycosidic Linkages: Examples from Molecular Dynamic Simulations Using the Glycam06 Force Field, Amanda M. Salisburg, Ashley L. Deline, Katrina W. Lexa, George C. Shields, and Karl N. Kirschner

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DNA Templates for Fluorescent Silver Clusters and I-Motif Folding, Bidisha Sengupta, Kerianne Springer, Jenna G. Buckman, Sandra P. Story, Oluwamuyiwa Henry Abe, Zahiyah W. Hasan, Zachary D. Prudowsky, Sheldon E. Rudisill, Natalya N. Degtyareva, and Jeffrey T. Petty

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Computational approaches for the design of peptides with anti-breast cancer properties, George C. Shields

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Discovery and Development of a Small Molecule Library with Lumazine Synthase Inhibitory Activity, Arindam Talukdar, Meghan Breen, Adelbert Bacher, Boris Illarionov, Markus Fischer, Gunda Georg, Qi-Zhuang Ye, and Mark Cushman