Organic Crystal Nucleation in Ultrathin Liquid Films: Applications of Computational and Experimental Methods for the Exploration of Dynamic Spatial Relationships and Controlled Growth, Haley Doran


Extension of Restricted Open-Shell Kohn-Sham Methodology to a Density-Functional Tight-Binding Framework, Reuben Szabo



Activation of Nitrite and Carbon Dioxide by Cobalt Centered Redox Active Ligand Featuring a Hemilabile Pendant Amine, Douglas F. Baumgardner


Polybenzoxazine-Grafted Composites: Accelerated Polymerization of Benzoxazine Resins from Bulk- to Microscale Mesylated Materials, Cassidy L. Crickmore


Development of TI-DFTB: Transition Dipole Moment Calculations in a Time-Independent Density Functional Tight-Binding Framework, Megan Deshaye


Submonolayer Nucleation in Ultrathin Liquid Films: Scaling Properties and the Effects of the Critical Nucleus Size, Haley Doran


LSC Fabrication and Design: Bulk Polymerization and Ultrathin Architectures, Justin T. Doyle

Identification, Quantification, and Catalytic Relevance of Nanoparticles Generated In Situ During Polyol Deoxygenation, Rachael Gitnes


Sorting Out Sortases: Designing a Better Enzyme and Synthesizing Trapping Peptides Towards Capturing a Bound-State Structure, Katherine Johnston


Uniform Dispersion of Nanoparticles in PMMA Waveguides for Luminescent Solar Concentrators, Daniel Korus


Allylic Benzoate Reductions: A Study on Stereospecificity, Michael A. Leitch


Carbodiimides: Templates for Covalent Adaptable Networks and Post Polymerization Modification, Alberto J Melchor Bañales


Investigating Transfer of Energy Concepts Learned in Physics to Biology Contexts, Brittany Mureno and Eric McKenzie


Organic Molecular Crystal Engineering via Organic Vapor-Liquid-Solid Deposition, Griffin Reed


Synthesis and Characterization of Earth Abundant Metal Phosphide Photocatalysts for the Reverse Water Gas Shift Reaction, John D. Springer


Synthetic Studies on Guaipyridine Alkaloids: Rupestines B and C, Evangeline Starchman

Synthesis of a Stimulus Responsive LX-type ligand, Jason Stockwell


Engineering Class A Sortases: Activity and Selectivity of Hybrid and Ancestral Variants, Sarah Struyvenberg


Seasonal Differences in the Optical Properties of Chromophoric Dissolved Organic Matter at Hoag’s Pond, WA, Kimberly Wallace


Plasmonic-based hybrid nanomaterial: from synthesis to application, Maggie Wang



Synthesis of a stimulus responsive phosphine ligand and metal binding studies, Gabriel Bourne


Isopeptide Ligations Catalyzed by Streptococcus Suis Sortase A, Sarah Bowersox

Calculation of excited state characteristics and electronic transition dipole moments in time-independent DFTB, Megan Deshaye

Improved Dispersion of CuInS2/ZnS Quantum Dots in Poly(methylmethacrylate) for High Performance Luminescent Solar Concentrators, Justin Doyle

The Role of Non-Motif Selectivity Determinants in PDZ Domain-Binding Interactions, Melody Gao


Structural Studies of Complexes of Blood Coagulation Factor VIII, Joseph S. Gish


Equity in STEM: Utilizing Student Experience to Better Inform Policy and Practice, Natasha Hessami

Efforts Toward the Structural Characterization of Sortase A from Streptococcus pneumoniae, Nicholas M. Horvath


Progress Towards the Substrate-bound Structure of Streptococcus pneumoniae Sortase A, Nicholas M. Horvath

Seasonal Optical Properties of Chromophoric Dissolved Organic Matter (CDOM) in Surface Waters of Fresh Water Lake in Pacific Northwest, Zach Landram

Generation of Polymeric Recombinant Hemoglobin Using DBCO-modified Hemoglobin, Sifora lebeneh and Rahwa Demoz


Surface modified gold nanorods based mercury sensor, Tianqi Luan

Polycarbodiimides and Polyguanidines : Their reactivity and applications in covalent adaptable networks, Alberto Melchor Bañales


Bottom-Up Shape Engineering of Organic Molecular Single-Crystals, Griffin Reed


Multifunctional Microgels for Nanoparticle-Based Detection Methodologies, Alyson Silva

Exploring Postpolymerization Modification of Reactive Polymers, Tierra Smith and Connor Gallagher


Engineering Sortase; Activity and Selectivity of New Hybrid and Ancestral Variants of Sortase A, Sarah Struyvenberg

Investigation of Nanoparticle Microplastic Analogs for Environmental Assessment, Star Summer

Determining the Mechanism of Action of the Antibiotic Argyrin B, Chris Swanson


Structural Studies on the Mechanism of Argyrin B and the L12 – L11 Ribosomal Protein Interface, Christopher Swanson

Controlling the Equilibrium of Sortase-Mediated Ligations to Modify Proteins and Build Peptide Oligomers, Savanna Takasaki


The Atomic and Electronic Structure and Tunability of Ruddlesden-Popper Phases for Photovoltaic Applications, Britt A. Tyler


Synthesis of an Archazolid Based Enzyme Inhibitor, Cooper A. Vincent

Examining the optical properties of colored dissolved organic matter (CDOM) in Puget Sound at Taylor dock using 3D excitation emission matrix spectroscopy, Ashley Yamaura and Emma Nordlund


Synthesis and Characterization of PDI Metallo-enzyme Mimics, Kristopher Aguayo and Wyatt Parks

Titania Stabilized Cuprous Oxide Photocatalyst for the reduction of Carbon Dioxide, Sasha Alden

Mitigating compounding losses in luminescent solar concentrators., Douglas Baumgardner and Amy Morren

The Role of Ethylene in Regulation of Pectin Modifying Enzymes and in Pectin Remodeling within Petunia axillaris Pistils, Nicholas Blair and Bryce Pettit Estell

The Synthesis of Optically Pure Cananodine, Kendelyn Bone


Improved Thermal and Mechanical Properties and Increased Miscibility of Polybenzoxazine in Blends with Functionalized Thermoplastics and Particles, Emily A. Brown


Lewis Acids in the Secondary Coordination Sphere for Kinetic Enhancement Toward Reduction of Nitrite, Kyle T. Burns

Oxide-Supported Metal Phosphides as New Photocatalysts for CO2 Hydrogenation, Liam Carmody


Surface Plasmon Resonance Biosensors Based on High-Index Dielectric Metal-Insulator-Metal Structures, Sarah Clark

Gold Nanoparticle Synthesis, Manipulation, and Characterization, Sullivan Cohen-Pope

Investigating Upper-Division Students' Scientific Modeling Practices in the Context of Molecular Vibrations., Cassidy Crickmore


New Reactions of Ring Strained Allyl Silanes, Elizabeth J. (Elizabeth Jane) Cummins

Single Determinant Excited State Methods: MOM, IMOM, ΔSCF, DIIS, Megan Deshaye

Computational Design of Double Perovskites for Photovoltaic Applications, Haley Doran

Degradable Conductive Polymers for Biomedical Applications, Randy Grant and Jeremy Talusig

Monodisperse oligomeric hemoglobin for use in critical care, Dedeepya Gudipati and Leah Huey

Exploiting the Reactivity of Sortase Homologs for Generating Isopeptide Bonds, Natasha Hessami


Development of a Monodisperse Oligomeric Hemoglobin-Based Oxygen Carrier for Acute Blood Replacement Therapy, Leah Huey


Exploration of Peptide-Thiophene Hybrids as Self-Assembling Conductive Hydrogels, Ellie I. James

Reliable synthesis of block copolymer templated bimetallic nanoparticles, Liam Knight

Crystallization of pC2, Lilly Konek

Shape-Engineered Semiconducting Organic Single-Crystals, Matt Littleton and Sebastian Ceaser

pH-Responsive Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering Substrates, Joelle Lo and Collin Mallinak

Redox-Inactive Lewis-Acids in the Secondary Coordination Sphere for Nitrite Reduction, Walker Marks and Jade Porubek

Synthesis and Evaluation of Sortase A Inhibitors, Stephanie Maxwell

Band gap and edge engineering of perovskite niobate and tantalate photocatalysts, Geoffrey McClarin

Iodine Mediated Rearrangement of Diphenyldiallyl Silane, Chris Myers and Paul Spaltenstein

Increased Thermal Properties of Benzoxazine Polymers Cured with End-group Tosylated Polymers, Ayesha Nadeem

Selective Modification of Silk-Film Surfaces, Evan Patamia

Purification and crystallization of I-SSC1, Eve Pavkov and Micah Nakao

Purification of a C1-C2 Domain Fusion Protein From Blood Coagulation Factor VIII., Shaun Peters

Synthesis of end group functionalized PMMA ligands for QD based LSCs, Megan Plummer and Kayla Koch

Homogenous Catalysts for the Conversion of Epoxides to Alcohols, Alena Rainsberry and Jarrod Sage


Driving Sortase-Mediated Ligations Using Metal-Coordinating Peptides, Sierra Reed

Copper-free Sonogashira Reaction to Modify the Tyrosine Residues on Silk Proteins, Racine Santen


A Chemoenzymatic Approach to the Synthesis of Hemoglobin Oligomers, Johann Sigurjonsson

Relating strain, distortion, and electronic properties in perovskite materials, Sydney Sipes-Hayse

Developing methodology for segmental isotopic labeling of large disordered polypeptides, Derrick Smith and Erin Rosenkranz


Structural Characterization of a Human/Porcine Chimeric FVIII Construct and an Improved Human Factor VIII Model and Progress Towards Determination of the FVIII C1 Domain In Complex With Inhibitory Antibodies, Ian Smith

Preparation of Heterocycles by Gold Catalyzed Cyclizations of Propargyl Ethers and Sulfides, Evangeline Starchman


Development of Regio- and Diastereoselective Samarium (II) Iodide Mediated Allylic Benzoate Reductions, Trevor Stockdale

Investigation of the evolution of bacterial sortase and PDZ domain selectivity determinants, Sarah Struyvenberg and Nick Pederson

Characterizing screening methods for solar thermal fuel properties of norbornadiene, Rebecca Szabo

Synthesis and Characterization of Gold Nanowires in Organic Media, Maggie Wang


Cultivating an Inclusive Culture in STEM: Understanding the Role of Scientists in Shaping Diverse and Inclusive Communities, Tian Qing Yen

Isomerization Reaction Coordinate Study of Solar Thermal Fuel Systems UsingDensity Functional Theory (DFT), Kelly Yokuda


The Development of a stable cuprous oxide nanocatalyst for photoelectrochemical proton reduction, Sasha Alden


Towards the Substrate-bound Structure of Streptococcus pneumoniae Sortase A, Orion Banks

Photoelectrocatalytic Water Oxidation Using a PV-LSC Combination, Douglas Baumgardner


Lipid Binding Studies of Blood Coagulation Factor VIII C1 and C2 Domains, Rachel Blazevic


Lipid Binding Studies of Blood Coagulation Factor VIII C1 and C2 Domains, Rachel L. Blazevic

Enhancing Sortase mediated transpeptidation reaction conversion via metal-peptide complexation, David Brzovic

Characterization of Novel Mimivirus Proteins, Giulia Corbet and Selina Somani

Studying Crystal Growth Kinetics via Monte Carlo Simulation, Jonathan Cornet

Using a Ranking Task coupled with Think-Aloud Interviews to Characterize Upper-Division Students' Use of Scientific Models and Model Components in Quantum Chemistry, Cassidy Crickmore

Structural Screening of Photoactive Covalent Organic Frameworks, Jack D'Amelio