Volume 4, No. 1, 2019

 

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.

Recent Submissions

  • Thomas, Stacey; Schuler, Simon; Fernanda Martinez, Cintia; Cunha, Katia; Smith, Verne V. (Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Physics, College of Natural and Health Sciences, The University of Tampa, 2019)
    KIC 8462852 is a star of interest due to it’s unusual flux phenomena. Although there is now a better understanding of the star’s photometric fluctuations, the star has yet to be fully characterized. Our research focuses ...
  • Stadler, Caroline; Miller, Jessalyn; Aguado Loi, Claudia X. (Department of Public Health and the Department of Biology, College of Natural and Health Sciences, The University of Tampa, 2019)
    Student influenza vaccine uptake on campus is significantly below national goals set by Healthy People 2020 and the American College Health Association. Students commonly view the flu vaccine as ineffective due to ...
  • Rodriguez, Omar; Schuler, Simon (Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Physics, College of Natural and Health Sciences, The University of Tampa, 2019)
    Using high-resolution, high-signal-to-noise ratio Keck/HIRES spectra, we have derived the temperature and pressure structure, and elemental abundances of the atmosphere of six stars believed to be in the galactic open ...
  • Johnson, Heather; Froeschke, Bridgette; Waggett, Rebecca (Department of Biology, College of Natural and Health Sciences, The University of Tampa, 2019)
    Vibrio is a genus of bacteria whose species naturally inhabit warm, marine waters throughout the world. Many of these species are pathogenic to humans, which makes predicting outbreaks of vital importance. Considerable ...
  • Heller, Lynn; Belfiore, Natalia (Department of Biology, College of Natural and Health Sciences, The University of Tampa, 2019)
    As with most wading birds in North America, the true conservation status of the Little Blue Heron, (Egretta caerulea) is unknown. Even though wading bird census is still improving, it has been evident that populations ...
  • Gardner, Michaela; Schuler, Simon (Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Physics, College of Natural and Health Sciences, The University of Tampa, 2019)
    Gaia is a European satellite mission recording positional and radial velocity measurements for about a billion stars in order to create a three-dimensional map of the Milky Way Galaxy. Stars form in groups within giant ...
  • Carpenter, Jenna; Sierra, Brianna; Masonjones, Heather (Department of Biology, College of Natural and Health Sciences, The University of Tampa, 2019)
    There has been increasing concern among biologists about whether or not microplastics are affecting the health of marine organisms and humans. While some studies have shown microplastic effects on juvenile Crassostrea ...