Acta Spartae

 

Acta Spartae is the undergraduate journal of sciences and mathematics at The University of Tampa, and is designed to recognize and promote the vibrant undergraduate research community at UT by providing a forum for the dissemination of research and ideas produced at the University.

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  • Deneault, Ethan (College of Natural and Health Sciences and the College of Social Sciences, Mathematics and Education, The University of Tampa, 2015)
  • Suslovitch, Victoria, Kenton, Madeleine, Freundt, Eric C. (College of Natural and Health Sciences and the College of Social Sciences, Mathematics and Education, The University of Tampa, 2015)
    The effects of ascorbic acid (vitamin C) on the gram positive bacteria Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) and the gram negative bacteria Escherichia coli (E. coli) were studied using a serial dilution of concentrated vitamin ...
  • Koren, Michael L., Richins, Omari M., Freundt, Eric C. (College of Natural and Health Sciences and the College of Social Sciences, Mathematics and Education, The University of Tampa, 2015)
    The introduction of antibiotics into everyday life has led to untreatable infections because some bacteria are resistant to nearly all forms of antibiotics. One antimicrobial, triclosan, has been used for over 30 years in ...
  • Meadows, Erin M., Rice, Stanley A. (College of Natural and Health Sciences and the College of Social Sciences, Mathematics and Education, The University of Tampa, 2015)
    Two genera of subtropical sea urchins, Arbacia punctulata and Lytechinus variegatus are common in the Tampa Bay area. A. punctulata is typically found in deeper coastal waters in the Gulf of Mexico, while L. variegatus ...
  • McNally, Erin, Yuen, Erica (College of Natural and Health Sciences and the College of Social Sciences, Mathematics and Education, The University of Tampa, 2015)
    This study examines the relationship between birth order and college GPA, high school GPA, SAT scores, anxiety level, and self-esteem. We hypothesized that eldest children would have higher college and high school GPAs, ...
  • Patterson, Michael G., Hardy, David A., Sartain, Hope T., Stoscup, Julie A., Biros, Shannon M., Werner, Eric J. (College of Natural and Health Sciences and the College of Social Sciences, Mathematics and Education, The University of Tampa, 2015)
    Toxic waste streams containing lanthanide (Ln) and actinide (An) metals are byproducts of nuclear power generation. While these metals are considered waste by nuclear energy manufacturers, they may serve many purposes if ...
  • Rauschuber, Donna R., Rodriguez, Joshua L., Sestito, Domenic L., Campbell, Christopher A., Martinasek, Mary P. (College of Natural and Health Sciences and the College of Social Sciences, Mathematics and Education, The University of Tampa, 2015)
    The purpose of this study was to assess the risk of type 2 diabetes among Black/African American and White/Caucasian male and female students at the University of Tampa using a validated survey instrument for comparison ...
  • Speight, Corinne, Deneault, Ethan (College of Natural and Health Sciences and the College of Social Sciences, Mathematics and Education, The University of Tampa, 2015)
    Panspermia, or the idea that sources of life are distributed throughout the Universe via transportational units such as meteoroids, has become a tantalizing possibility throughout the realm of astrobiology. In this experiment, ...
  • Temkar, Tara D, Freundt, Eric C (College of Natural and Health Sciences and the College of Social Sciences, Mathematics and Education, The University of Tampa, 2015)
    Chloroviruses are large icosahedral viruses that contain about 50 structural proteins, and typically infect certain green eukaryotic algae. Recently, chlorovirus sequences were isolated from throat swabs of healthy adults ...
  • Williams, Drake C, Simon, Schuler, Vaz, Zachary A (College of Natural and Health Sciences and the College of Social Sciences, Mathematics and Education, The University of Tampa, 2015)
    Using high-resolution, high signal-to-noise ratio Keck/HIRES spectra we have derived the parameters and abundances of 17elements of four planetary host stars discovered by Kepler: Kepler-97, Kepler-128, Kepler-131, and ...