As a future doctor, Madison Miracle believes that medicine can be used as an agent of change, and she’s already put that belief into practice through volunteer work and study abroad. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg for the senior majoring in biology and psychology.
Kip Lacy, a senior majoring in ecology and biology, has a passion for research, specifically with fire ants, but sometimes that conflicts with his other passion: music.
Nitrogen is one of the most essential nutrients for plants and is most frequently the limiting factor in crop productivity. The vast majority of the total nitrogen in soil (>98%) is in organic matter, which can't directly be used by plants. It must be converted to inorganic forms as either ammonium (NH4+) or nitrate (NO3-). This conversion occurs via a biological process called nitrification involving soil microorganisms.
This suggests a great EEI (which could be equally as good for Biology). The question can be asked "What conditions affect the kinetics of banana ripening?" The obvious one is temperature, but an intriguing one is the presence of ethylene (ethene). This gas is produced as bananas begin to ripen so it would be instructive to compare bananas ripening in a plastic bag where the ethylene is trapped in with the fruit, versus ripening in a breeze where the ethylene is blown away. I've used a little fan out of a computer. That's all you need.
The last thing you want in your swimming pool is algae - the green plant that grows on the walls and bottom of the pool. There are several ways to control it: keeping the sanitizer (chlorine) levels correct helps but often a copper-based algicide (algae killer) is used. The copper ion (Cu2+) is a very effective algicide to both kill and prevent algae formation. Swimming pool companies say that about 0.03 to 1.0 mg/L (0.03 to 1.0ppm) of free copper ion must be present to be effective and safe. The word "free" is used because "bound" copper (copper is tied up in an insoluble form) is not available to work as an as algicide. For non-biological systems (where no living plant or animal is present) a continuous level of 1.0 ppm is enough to assure effective algae control; more is superfluous and may damage surfaces and equipment.
Graduate research. Independent research in geology that may include library research, short-term original research, technique development, fieldwork, or laboratory research. May include research toward thesis proposal. Culminating experience will be in the form of a written report, oral presentation, or scientific paper.
Application of advanced geological concepts in tectonics, stratigraphy, sedimentology, petrology, and volconism to the geologic evolution of the Western United States from Precambrian to present. Field trip. Course Fee.
Karishma Sriram, a senior majoring in biochemistry and molecular biology, says she is “beyond blessed” when describing her time at UGA, which has included travel around the world as a Foundation Fellow.
John A. Freeman Biology Scholarship
This scholarship is intended to aid USA students majoring in Biology. Current USA juniors and seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0 are eligible for this scholarship. As part of your application, an original 500-word essay must be submitted with a description of the following: 1) your accomplishments to date, 2) your goals regarding higher education, career planning, and aspirations as they relate to the field of Biology, and 3) how this award will assist you toward achieving your goals.
Lactic acid forms in milk due to the action of fungi and bacteria acting on the lactose sugar. The most important lactic acid producing bacteria is Lactobacillus. The presence of lactic acid, produced during the lactic acid fermentation is responsible for the sour taste and for the improved microbiological stability and safety of the food. A good EEI might be to investigate the factors influencing the rate of formation of lactic acid upon the addition of some starter bacteria (eg plain yoghurt). I won't say what they are but a couple of the following are suspects: heat, amount of bacteria added, light, access to air, shape of container, sugar concentration, initial pH, amount of fat (normal, low fat, skim), degree of agitation, and so on. Start with heat.
Presents fundamentals of groundwater flow, as influenced by topography and geology; geological aspects of groundwater supply, contamination, remediation, and protection of hydrogeological regions of the U.S. and their critical groundwater issues. Lecture three hours.
Employment demand for engineers remains among the most favorable of all professions. Biological engineers will be essential to the solution of many process-development needs in several industries including industrial fermentation, cell culture processing, filtration, environmental consultation and regulation, and others.
Dr. Berg's expertise is in molecular diagnostics, in particular, the use of PCR for the detection of environmental microorganisms. As a Senior Molecular Biologist, he provides consultation to clients in issues related to molecular diagnostics and allergen detection.