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Academic Affairs



Tower Day is open to all undergraduate students representing 
disciplines and is part of Columbus State University's
Celebration of Academic Excellence. 



QEP We Solve it Scholarship Winner

Peter Keres
Not One More 
Professor: Dr. Lydia Ray 

Oral Presentations

Highest Award for Tower Day Presentation
Lead Presenter: Gabriel Bello 
Mentor: Dr. Yesem Kurt Peker 
Computer Science
A Bluetooth LE Security Investigation
In this project, we analyze the architecture and security features available to Bluetooth LE developers
and observe the network traf c of LE devices to analyze their security features.
Award of Excellence for the Tower Day Presentation
Lead Presenter: Abby Grace Moore

Co-Presenters: Ashley Murphy, Jaleesa DeJesus
and Jack Hovey

Mentor: Dr. Julie Ballenger and Dr. Daniel Holt

The Distribution and Host Preference of Cassytha liformis (Love Vine) of Andros Island, Bahamas
In this experiment, the distribution, host preference, and light requirements of Cassytha liformis (Love Vine)
were conducted and analyzed in Andros Island of the Bahamas.
Award for Best Oral Presentation
 Lead Presenter: Candice Tate

Mentors: Dr. Rajeev Dabke and Dr. Cindy Ticknor
: Georgia Collegiate Honor’s Council Conference Barry Goldwater Honorable Mention 
Three-Dimensionally Printed Models for Blind and Visually Impaired Chemistry Students
Using Tinkercad, a browser-based 3D design and
modeling tool, 3D-printed models were developed for blind or
visually impaired students to use as learning tools in their introductory chemistry courses. We were able to gain
insight into the use of three-dimensional tactile teaching tools in a non-sighted classroom.

          Poster Awards                 

Highest Award for Poster Presentation 
Lead Presenter: Jared Bies 
Mentor: Dr. Jonathan Meyers Chemistry
Mechanism of Triazolium Salts on Breast Cancer Cells
This project include the determination of the octanol/ water partition cof cients for the ve
novel triazolium
salt derivatives that were synthesized by a fellow colleague. The partition coef cient
of drugs is important as it gives useful information on its potential effectiveness against cancerous cells.
Award of Excellence for the Tower Day Poster Presentation
Lead Presenter: Persia Tillman 
Mentor: Dr. Michael Newbrey Biology
Association of Southeastern Biologists
Comparison of age and growth biology of 34 million year old sting- rays from North Dakota to the extant Dasyatis
This research highlights the age and growth patterns of an ancient, unknown species of stingray. Fellow researchers
and myself hy- pothesize that the age and growth patterns of modern species do not correlate to that of this
ancient species due to the fact that the earth’s climate has since changed dramatically.
Award for Best Poster Presentation 
Lead Presenter: Chance Seckinger

Co-Presenters: Emma Mccabe, Gabriel Hart, Michaela Mallett, Sabrina Rodgers and Valerie Parker 
Mentor: Professor Danielle Neale
Earth & Space Science
An Archaeological Approach to the Abercrombie Mound Re- mains (1RU61), Russel County, Alabama
After a review of literature, maps, notes, and
archaeological remains, we can more accurately
describe the
Abercrombie Mound of Russel County,
Alabama. This gives us a better understanding of Native American
history in the lower Chattahoochee Valley.

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2018 Tower Day Program

2017 Tower Day Program 

 2016 Tower Day Program