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Dec 12

Senior Symposium 2017

On December 11th, 2017, the entire Magnet senior class presented their summer internship work and projects to the Camas School District school board and community at the Zellerbach Administration Center. After the poster fair, staff, students, and community convened for the regular school board meeting to hear formal presentations of internships by seniors Ashley Miles and Gabe Mukobi.

Ms. Miles conducted her internship over the summer at Portland State University. In her words, “Global climate change is widely accepted among the scientific community, yet society has not made the necessary reductions in fossil fuel usage. Models for the implications of climate change are crucial for convincing the public of the need for increased environmental protection. Due to their importance in freshwater ecosystems and measurable stress responses with the p53 stress protein, Nile tilapia serve as a good model for the effects of climate change. The goal of this experiment was to determine specificity in the p53 antibody, and allow  for further research on p53 responses to exposure to environmental stress in Nile tilapia. We used the Western Blot protocol to verify antibody specificity to the p53 protein in tilapia tissue samples. Our results did not provide complete verification of specificity of the p53 antibody, but suggested potential for future verification of specificity.” The Impact of Environmental Stressors on the Production of Stress Protein P53 in Nile Tilapia

Mr. Mukobi worked on a team to develop the hardware and software for a newly designed localized positioning system called Pozyx that communicates over the Ultra-Wideband (UWB) radio spectrum. Prototyped by a team in Ghent, Belgium, Pozyx devices are equipped with UWB positioning capabilities as well as a variety of motion sensors onboard, including accelerometers, gyroscopes, and magnetometers. These sensors allow for the collecting of various useful motion data on a moving device while concurrently collecting data on its position. The utilization of the UWB spectrum for communication by Pozyx enables it to achieve high data rates of up to 100 Hz, positioning accuracy within 10 centimeters, and at a relatively small cost and setup (Pozyx, 2017). He and his team successfully implemented and tested this Pozyx positioning system with applications as a learning tool for hands-on college-level physics courses, as an advanced position and motion data collection device for professional athletes, and as a solution for other high precision localized positioning applications. Implementing a High Precision Ultra-Wideband Positioning System for Kinematic Education

Congratulations, seniors, on your successful internships and projects!