2007-2018 TIME Projects

Research Program

TIME 4 Real Science Research Projects (2007 – 2018) 

0799909794007Bell, J.M., Folkomer, L., Compton, P. and Thompson, A. (2010) Domestic plants and invasive competitors:  A comparative analysis of American holly and privet

Bishop, H. C. and Ruppert, F. (2018) Novel Method for Determining Culex quinquefasciatus Behavioural Response to Acoustic Stimuli Through a Split-Tube Design*

Bishop, H. C. and Eberhardt, A.(2017) Feasibility of Cultivating Arthrospira platensis as a Food Source for Mars Exploration and Colonization**

Bishop, H. C. and Thompson, J. (2016) The Feasibility of a Solid Carbon Dioxide Pressure Engine as an Energy Source for Mars Exploration and Colonization**

Britt, C. (2018) The Effect of Music on Working Memory in High School Students**

Branagan, S. and Britt, C. (2016) The Effects of Music on the Cognitive Process and Mood in High School Students

Branagan, S. and Cali, C. (2015) The search for Pityophthorus juglandis and associated Geosmithia morbida in Transylvania County, NC*

Brinkley, C. (2014) Basis for bidirectional transmission of data and energy between inductive coils

Brown, B., Lenze, H. and Tabor, C. (2018) The Isolation and Identification of Entomopathogenic Fungi from Megacopta cribraria in Transylvania County

Brown, B., Rideout, N. and Nguyen, J. (2016) Determining the Feasibility of Using Seed Oil from Kudzu (Pueraria montana var. lobata) as a Source of Biodiesel through Solvent Oil Extraction and Chemical Analysis

Burrows, B., Burrows, J., Travers, M. and Jones-Herbst, L. (2009) Detection of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in salamander populations of Transylvania County*

Capps, M., Compton, C. and Tolppi, S. (2011) Preferred habitat of the invasive worm Amynthas gracilis

Cook, M. (2013) Investigation of soil and water chemistry in Cedar Mountain Bog

Coye, J. (2014) Isolation and identification of endophytes from Chinese chestnut trees and their inhibitory effect on the blight fungus

Coye, J. (2013) The Isolation and identification of endophytes in American and Chinese chestnut trees

Darcey, C. (2012) The psychological and physiological effects of head massage

Dauster, E., Evans, K. and Duval, C. (2017) Olfactometer assays to measure the response of Culex quinquefasciatus to plant and fungal volatiles*

Dauster, E., Evans, K. and Duval, C. (2016) The Toxicity of Glyphosate and Imidacloprid to Terrestrial Tardigrades in Transylvania County

Davis, H. and Owen, R. (2009) Characterization of green salamander habitat

Dierolf, Y., Morgan, R., Williams, E. and Jenkins, A. (2010) Effect of the hemlock woolly adelgid on sasi beetle egg production*

Duscio, L. and Joseph, E. (2014) Antioxidant and anti-tumor effects of the berries from Elaeagnus umbellata and Lindera benzoin**

Elliott, B., Hoover, F. and Goden, A. (2010) Can hellbenders be trapped safely?  A study in trap design

Farrar, S., Smith, E. and McCathern, C. (2015) The evaluation of Stevia rebaudiana for the presence of estrogen like compounds

Ingrid Findlay (2018) Evaluation of Fermented Beverages Produced by Yeast Isolated from Bee Bread**

Findlay, I. and Brown, S. (2016) Nosema ceranae vs. Nosema apis in Transylvania County: Implications for Treatment of Local Honey Bees**

Findlay, I., Lemel, H. and Neumann, A. (2015) Evaluation of honey bee health in Transylvania County: An assessment of Varroa destructor and Nosema levels

Fore, C. (2017) Developing a Cost Effective Solar Array While Capturing Energy for Heating Water

Gillespie, J. and Cole, N. (2017) Toxicity of Nightshade Plants to the Freshwater Clam Corbicula fluminea

Graham, A., Miller, M., Russell, J. and Dorner, J. (2008) Characterization of hellbender habitat

Holland, R. and Field, H. (2015) Screening local lignicolous fungi for lignin degrading enzymes****

Jacobsen, G. (2008) Effect of temperature on crayfish growth rate

Johnson, C. and Mullen, T. (2008) Effect of an impervious surface on water quality in Nicholson Creek

Johnson, E., Smith, E. and McCathern, C. (2014) A comparison of the anticancer potential of extracts from Trifolium pratense, Pueraria lobata and Plantago major

Johnson, E., McCathern, C. and Smith, E. (2013) Evaluation of antibiotic and antioxidant extracts from Trifolium pratense and Pueraria lobata

Johnson, L., Farrar, C. and Rudd, E. (2013) Evaluating the efficacy of the Jumping Branch Wetland

Johnson, S. (2012) Anti-Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis bacterial symbionts on Aneides aeneus epidermal tissue*

Johnson, S., Suess, M. and Smith, A. (2011) The importance of riparian buffers to the biota and water quality of lotic environments in Transylvania County

Jones, D. and McCall, T. (2011) Water quality tolerance ranges for the Eastern Hellbender

Kicklighter, S. and LaForenza, D. (2014) Development and evaluation of solar collectors constructed from recycled materials

Knights, S., Good, J., Knights, A., and Compton, P. (2008) Effect of urbanization on water quality in Kings Creek

Lawing, R., Stephenson, W., Harris, A., Camby, P. and Roberts, C. (2009) Burrowing capabilities of codling moth larvae in various fruits

Lemel, S. and Spradlin, B. (2015) Adapting Lamp Assay and Culturing Methods for use in Detecting Pseudoperonospora humuli in Hops and Pseudoperonospora cubensis in Cucumbers

Lupo, C. (2013) Development of an effective electrolysis system powered by hydroelectric generators to obtain hydrogen***

McCleod, E. and Williams, A. (2011) Effect of the invasive worm Amynthas gracilis on soil nitrogen levels

McCreery, K. (2013) Investigation of motility and adhesion of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis zoospores

McCreery, K. (2012) Investigation of the germination of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis zoospores at low cell densities**

McCreery, K. (2011) Investigation of the growth and viability of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis

McCreery, K., Morgan, A. and Martinez, R. (2010) Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis presence in green salamander populations of Transylvania County

Megown, S. (2017) The Antifungal Effect of Plant Extracts on Candida albicans**

Moore, E. and Miller, T. (2014) Medicinal properties of the Cherokee medicinal plants Sanguinaria canadensis and Vaccinium corymbosum

Newell, F., Voris, J. and Cammack, S. (2009) Effect of temperature on the respiration rate of diploid and triploid trout

Newell, M. and Lenze, M. (2012) Effect of soil type on the repellence of soybeans to the bean plataspid

Newell, M and Hollifield, B. (2010) The effect of light variation on ozone-exposed snap beans

Nguyen, J., Bailey, M. and Rideout, N. (2018) Antimicrobial Activity of Endophytes Isolated from Transylvania County Spray Cliff Plants*

Nguyen, J. and Bailey, M. (2017) Oligochaete Populations in Transylvania County Trout Streams: A Risk Assessment of Susceptibility to the Whirling Disease Parasite, Myxobolus cerebralis**

Nichols, C. (2015) Agrobacterium-mediated stable transformation of Coleus X Hybridus in planta using the floral dip method

Nichols, C. (2016)  Predicting Graft Compatibility of Kudzu, Soybeans, and Garden Peas through Peroxidase Analysis**/******

Nicholson, C., McGaha, N., Gravely, C. and Fisher, L. (2008) Effect of a new water treatment plant on water quality in the French Broad River

Owen, A. and Wynn, X. (2010) Hellbender bait preference: a preliminary study

Pressley, M., Ehlbert, J. and Morgan, J. (2009) Phototaxic response of tardigrades

Reece, A. and DuBreuil, L. (2015) The effect of antibiotics on the mortality of the hemlock woolly adelgid (Adelges tsugae)

Rideout, N. and Brown, B. (2017) Screening Kudzu Associated Insects and Fungi for Enzymes with Potential Application in Aqueous Oil Extraction

Roberts, J., Witherspoon, E., and Tooley, L. (2015) Evaluation of VOC producing Diaporthe species for enzyme production**

Roberts, J., Witherspoon, E. and Tooley, L. (2014) Screening for VOC producing endophytes in an effort to target biofuel producing fungi****/*****

Roberts, J. (2013) Antibiotic and antioxidant extracts of endophytes from Juglans nigra and Liquidambar styraciflua

Roberts, J. and Coye, J. (2012) Endophytes from antibiotic/antiseptic plants

Ruppert, F. and Ballard, S. (2017) Particle Manipulation by an Acoustic Levitator  

Shuler, I. and Tibbles, R. (2011) Measuring outdoor radon levels in Transylvania County

Spradlin, A., Spradlin B. and Lemel, H. (2017)  An Evaluation of Local, Thermally Polluted Lakes for the Presence of Naegleria fowleria via PCR Without Hazardous Cultivation**

Spradlin, A., Lemel, S. and Field, H. (2016)  Screening Mucor fragilis and Trichoderma spp. for Lead Remediation Potential

Spradlin, A. and Park, R. (2015) Identification and heavy metal remediation potential of fungi isolated from Duke Energy’s 1964 Asheville coal ash pond

Tabor, C. and Harris, L. (2017) Megacopta cribraria Attraction to Plant Volatiles

Thompson, I. (2014)  Comparison of methods used to prepare freshwater diatoms for identification using optical microscopy

Tingle, J. and Compton, J. (2008) Effect of pH on crayfish growth rate

Tooley, L., Witherspoon, E. and Spradlin, B. (2016) Analysis of Cellulosic Enzyme Production by Trichoderma harzianum and Fusarium solani Isolated from Lignocellulosic Compost

Trusler, E. and Duval, C. (2018) Isolation of Entomopathogenic Fungi From Mosquito Larvae and Evaluation of Potential for Mosquito Control*/**

Trusler, E. and Poche, E. (2017) Isolation and Identification of Entomopathogenic Fungi for Use in Mosquito Control

Trusler, E. and Lenze, H. (2016) Identification of Mycorrhizal Fungi of the Red Spruce Tree

Tynch, W., Farrar, S. and Graham, N. (2014) Evaluation of oils for the production of biodiesel

West, M. (2012) Photo-identification of green salamanders  

Williams, A. and Onnink, C. (2015) Electroantennogram assays to determine Megacopta cribraria response to [E]-2-hexenal, tridecane, and [E]-2-decenal*/**

Williams, A. and Onnink, C. (2014) Olfactometer and GC/MS evidence for (E)-2-Hexenal as a semiochemical in the defensive secretions of the kudzu bug, Megacopta cribraria*

Williams, A. and Onnink, C. (2013) Olfactometer assays to determine an effective pheromone trap bait for the bean plataspid, Megacopta cribraria**

Williams, E., Tooley, M. and Petterson, J. (2012) Isolation, identification and characterization of endophytes from Cherokee medicinal plants*/**

*Represented North Carolina in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair

**Represented North Carolina at the American Association for the Advancement of Science Conference

***Represented North Carolina in the Genius Olympiad, an international environmental competition

****Represented North Carolina in the National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium

*****Represented North Carolina in the International Sustainable World Project Olympiad

******Represented North Carolina in the International BioGENEius Challenge