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Science Department Scholarship 2015
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

  • Parmar, M. S., I. Syed, J. P. Gray, and S. D. Ray (2015). Curcumin, Hesperidin, and Rutin Selectively Interfere with Apoptosis Signaling and Attenuate Streptozotocin-Induced Oxidative Stress-Mediated Hyperglycemia. Curr Neurovasc Res 12(4): 363-374. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.2174/1567202612666150812150249
  • Pfeiffer-Herbert, A., C.R. Kincaid, D.L. Bergondo, R.A. Pockalny, and K.J. Rosenberger. (2015). Dynamics of wind-driven estuarine-shelf exchange in the Narragansett Bay estuary. Continental Shelf Research 105:42-5, 2015. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.csr.2015.06.003
  • Plummer, P., C. Tobias, and D. Cady. (2015). “Nitrogen reduction pathways in estuarine sediments: Influences of organic carbon and sulfide,” J. Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences 120 (10): 1958-1972. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2015JG003057
  • Thode A., Mathias D., Straley J., Andrews, R. Lunsford C. Moran J., Sarkar J., Verlinden C., Hodgkiss W., Kuperman W. (2015). Exploiting the sound-speed minimum to extend tracking of vertical arrays in deep water environments. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 136,
  • Verlinden C. M. A., Sarkar J., Hodgkiss W. S., Kuperman W. A., and Sabra K. G. (2015). Passive acoustic source localization using sources of opportunity. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 138(1):EL54, 13 July, 2015. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.4922763.

Books and Book Chapters 

  • Gray, J. P., M. P. Shakarjian, D. R. Gerecke, and R. P. Casillas, (2015). Dermal Toxicity of Sulfur Mustard, In: Handbook of Toxicology of Chemical Warfare Agents (v. 2).
  • Gray, J.P. and S. D. Ray. (2015). Metal Antagonists. In: Ray, S.D., J. P. Gray, and M. E. Kiersma. (Ed.), Side Effects of Drugs Annual, 37th edition. Elsevier Inc
  • Ray, S. D. (Ed.), J. P. Gray (Ass. Ed.), and M. E. Kiersma. (Ass. Ed.) (2015). Side Effects of Drugs Annual, 37th edition. Elsevier Inc.
  • Page, E.J. (2015). Physics: An Integrated Approach, Volume I, Charleston: Createspace
  • Page, E.J. (2015). Physics: An Integrated Approach, Volume II, Charleston: Createspace
  • Nelson, R.K., Aeppli, C., Arey, J.S., Chen, H., de Oliveira, A., Eiserbeck, C., Frysinger, G.S., Gaines, R.B., Grice, K., Gros, J., Hall, G.J., Koolen, H.H.F., Lemkau, K.L.L., McKenna, A., Reddy, C.M., Rodgers, R.P., Swarthout, R.F., Valentine, D.L. White, H.K. (2015). Applications of comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography (GC×GC) in studying the source, transport, and fate of petroleum hydrocarbons in the environment. In Stout, S. and Wang, Z. (Ed.), Standard Handbook of Oil Spill Environmental Forensics, 2nd edition. Elsevier.

Conference Presentations 

  • Allen, L. and M. P. Miralles. (2015). Tracking Solar Wind Streams from their Source Regions using a PFSS Model. International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics Meeting (IAGA/IUGG), Prague, CZ. June 2015.
  • Bergondo, D., K. Mrakovcich, and L. Vlietstra. (2015). Reaching beyond classroom walls – incorporating outreach and partnerships in Marine and Environmental Science Education. Annual Conference of the National Marine Educators Association, Newport, RI, June 2015.
  • Bobczynski, E. M., M. E. Balke, P. A. Beringer, E. Heart, and J. P. Gray. (2015). Mechanisms of Doxorubicin Toxicity in Pancreatic Beta Cells. Presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Society of Toxicology, San Diego, CA.
  • Crettol, G. L., “Investigation of ground disturbance reportedly caused by hydrogen gas production in isolated subsurface shoreside power cables,” Department of Defense – Allied Nations Technical Corrosion Conference, Pittsburgh, PA. November 2015.
  • Gray, J. P., L. A. Allen, S. M. Bateman, and E. J. Page. (2015). The Science of Terrorism: A Model Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Capstone Course. Presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Society of Toxicology, San Diego, CA.
  • Gismervik, B. C., Z. D. Wells, T. V. Withers, T. E. Zaccano, and J. P. Gray. (2015). Stability of Chloroethyl ethyl sulfide (CEES) and Mechlorethamine Hydrochloride (HN2) in DMSO, DMSO/water Mixtures, and Complete Media. Presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Society of Toxicology, San Diego, CA.
  • James, R.W., P. Azzari, P. B. Crilly, O. Duke-Tinson, J. Karama, R. N. Paolino, C. Schlank, J. Sherman, “Progress On Development of Low Pressure High Density Plasmas on the Helicon Plasma Experiment (HPX),” American Physical Society Division of Plasma Physics Annual Meeting, Savannah, GA, November 16, 2015.
  • James, R.W., P. Azzari, P. B. Crilly, O. Duke-Tinson, T. Emami, J. Karama, R. N. Paolino, C. Schlank, J. Sherman, “Progress On the Thomson Scattering High Energy Laser Diagnostic on the Helicon Plasma Experiment (HPX),” Directed Energy Phyicscal Society, Albuquergue, NM, March 11, 2016.
  • McConnell, M., L. Vlietstra, K. Mrakovcich, D. Bergondo, B. Stutzman, C. Fleischmann, and V. Futch. (2015). Hot topics in the classroom: climate change and the importance of the Arctic. Annual Conference of the National Marine Educators Association, Newport, RI, June 2015.
  • Mrakovcich, K. and L. Vlietstra. (2015). Demersal fishes of the Thames River Estuary, Connecticut: decadal-scale trends in relative abundance and species diversity. Annual Conference of the American Fisheries Society, Portland, OR, August 2015
  • Mrakovcich, K. and L. Vlietstra. (2015). Fishes of the Thames River Estuary, Connecticut: Decadal-Scale Trends in Relative Abundance and Species Diversity. American Fisheries Society Conference, Portland, OR. August 2015.
  • Mrakovcich, K, and K. Jernquist. (2015). Imagine the World Without: Research, Writing, and Collaboration in a Fisheries Biology Course. Part of a session on “Environmental Change, Empowering Dynamics, and Science Writing: Findings from a Writing Center’s Multi-Year Collaborations with Faculty in Fisheries Biology and Physics. NTCE CCCC Annual Convention, Tampa FL. March 2015.
  • Payne, J. and S. Wainright. 2015. (2015). Detection of Sewage-Derived Nitrogen in New England Coastal Waters Using Stable Nitrogen Isotopes. Conference presentation at New England Estuarine Research Society, Bristol, RI, April, 2015.
  • Sanders, R. W. (2015). Corrosion of Legacy Vessels and Potentially Polluting Wrecks. DoD Corrosion Forum, Pittsburgh, PA. November , 2015.
  • Sarkar J., Verlinden C., Tippmann J., Hodgkiss W., Kuperman W. (2015). Mid-frequency attenuation estimates from deep-water experiments using eigenrays. 170th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America. Jacksonville FL. November 2015.
  • Tenorio-Halle L., Thode A., Sarkar J., Verlinden C., Hodgkiss W., Kuperman W. (2015). Applying double-difference methods for long range tracking of sperm whales (Physeter microcephalus) on a small aperture vertical array. 7th International Workshop on [Detection, Classification, Localization, and Density Estimation] of Marine Mammals using Passive Acoustics. La Jolla, CA. July 2015.
  • Verlinden C., Sarkar J., Hodgkiss W., Sabra K., Kuperman W. (2015). Passive acoustic source localization using sources of opportunity. 169th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America. Pittsburgh PA. May 2015.
  • Verlinden C. (2015). Ships as sources of opportunity in acoustic source localization. 170th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America. Jacksonville FL. November 2015.
  • Vlietstra, L., K. Mrakovcich, D. Bergondo, B. Stutzman, C. Fleischmann, and V. Futch. (2015). Hot Topics in the Classroom: Climate Change. National Marine Educators Association Conference, Newport, RI. June 2015.
  • Vlietstra, L.S., P. Tebeau, C. Verlinden, D. Bergondo, K. Mrakovcich, and M. McConnell. (2015). Ocean literacy at work: a practical approach to marine science education. Annual Conference of the National Marine Educators Association, Newport, RI, June 2015.
  • Wainright, S.C., J.D. Paruk, L. Vlietstra. (2015). C, N, and S Isotopic Study of the Diet of Common Loons in their Winter Habitat in the Gulf of Mexico. Poster presentation at Annual Conference of Advances in Stable Isotope Techniques and Applications, Ottawa, Ontario, June 27–July 30, 2015.
  • Williamson, S.C., G.L. Crettol, R.W. Sanders. 2015. “Determining the pollution threat of legacy submerged oil-containing vessels with experimentally determined corrosion rates in seawater with increased bicarbonate levels”. Poster presentation at Department of Defense – Allied Nations Technical Corrosion Conference, Pittsburgh, PA. November 2015.

Other Publications 

  • Greenwood, C.L. (2015). Coast Guard Academy Cadets are tapped to battle corrosion on an aging Cutter Fleet. Defense Global. February 2015
  • Greenwood, C. L. (2015). Analyzing Corrosion Rates to Understand Hazards of Wrecked Vessels. Armed With Science. (DOD Blog) April 14, 2015. http://science.dodlive.mil/2015/04/14/analyzing-corrosion-rates-to-understand-hazards-of-wrecked-vessels/
  • King Clark, T. (2015). From Connecticut Shore To Arctic Zone: How a small ROV is enhancing education and research at the Academy. USCGA Alumni Bulletin. June 2015. http://www.cgaalumni.org/seabotix
  • Vlietstra, L.S., L. Bell, and J. Condon. (2015). Marine and Environmental Science cadets study kelp, climate, and more in Sitka Sound, Alaska. U.S. Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association Bulletin 84:44-47.

Speaking Engagements 

  • Allen, L. (2015) "The Sun’s Dynamic Magnetic Field", National Astronomy Day, Connecticut College Physics Department. April 25, 2015.
  • Gray, J.P. (Panelist). (2015). “Publishing returns to the Academy”, A panel hosted by the MBLWHOI Library, Woods Hole, MA, October 23, 2015. http://hdl.handle.net/1912/7581
  • James, R.W. (2015) “The Fight for Fusion Power; A Path to Full-time Green Energy & Contributions of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Plasma Lab (CGAPL),” Southern CT University, October 10, 2015.
  • James, R.W. (2015) “The Helicon Plasma Experiment as a Test-Bed for Fusion Energy Solutions,” Coast Guard Academy’s Center for Advanced Studies Scholarship Seminar Series, February 19, 2016.
  • James, R.W. (2015) “Dead Reckoning to Fusion Power; A Pathway to Green Energy & Contributions of the U. S. Coast Guard Academy Plasma Lab (CGAPL),” Wesleyan University, January 01, 2016.
  • James, R.W. (2015) “Development of Particle Probe and High Energy Diagnostics Development on the Helicon Plasma Experiment (HPX),” Trinity College, April 15, 2016.
  • Mrakovcich, K. (2015). “Brazilian Culture Shaping a Professional Life.” Eclipse talk at USCGA. April 6, 2015.
  • Sanders, R. W. (2015). “Corrosion Rate Modeling of Subsurface Legacy Structures:, Aboard the Exploration Vessel Nautilus, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, July 10, 2015
  • Verlinden, C.M. (2015). “Passive acoustic source localization using sources of opportunity”, Office of Naval Research Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative meeting, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, 20 January, 2015.
  • Verlinden C.M. (Session Chair), Flemming S., Valentine J., Moyers K. (2015). “Geospatial Intelligence.” United States Coast Guard Cyber Symposium – Geospatial Intelligence Panel. New London CT. 26 March 2015.
  • Verlinden, C.M. (2015). “Passive acoustic source localization using sources of opportunity – extrapolation techniques”, Office of Naval Research Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative meeting, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, 01 September, 2015.
  • Verlinden, C.M. (2015). “Acoustic sources of opportunity in ocean sensing,” Center for Advanced Studies Lunchtime Seminar Series, United States Coast Guard Academy, 22 October, 2015.

Webinars 

  • Gray, J.P. (Moderator) (2015). “Evidence-Based Service Learning in an Undergraduate Pharmacology Course”, Society of Toxicology, May 13, 2015. Presenter: Blase Billack
  • Gray, J.P. (Moderator) (2015). “Evidence-Based Instructional Practices in Undergraduate Science Courses”, Society of Toxicology, April 8, 2015. Presenter: Bethany Bowling

Awarded Grants 

  • James, R.W., Undergraduate student research in Plasma Physics and Directed Energy at the Coast Guard Academy Plasma Lab (CGAPL), High Energy Laser Joint Taskforce Office and the Directed Energy Professional Society. $40,000.
  • James, R.W., J. Hopson, P. Azzari, Characterization, implantation, monitoring and control of HPX’s Electromagnet and Acceleration Coil systems at CGAPL, High Energy Laser Joint Taskforce Office and the Directed Energy Professional Society. $2,500.
  • Swithenbank, S.B., J.P. Gray, R.W. Sanders, G.C. Crettol, and S. Zelmanowitz. (2015-2016). Corrosion Research at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, Department of Defense Corrosion Policy and Oversight. $123,000.

Cadet Projects 

  • Azzari, P. (2015). Design of The Pre-Stage Magnetic Coil to Enhance fHelicon Mode Excitation On the Helicon Plasma Experiment (HPX)*. Cadet Research Symposium, New London, CT. Advisors: R. James, P. Crilly, J. Turk, and R. Paolino.
  • Bobczynski, E., V. Borges, and C. Smith. (2015) Expression and inducibility of xenobiotic metabolizing genes in pancreatic beta cells. Cadet Research Symposium, New London, CT. Advisor: J. Gray.
  • Chris, D. (2015-2016). Age and Growth of Sturgeon species on the Connecticut River. Senior research project by a Connecticut College student. Advisors: K. Mrakovcich, T. Savooy (CT DEEP), and L. Vlietstra.
  • DiBari, C. Domanskiy, V. & Wineke, J. (2015-2016). Gutting the Gulf: Illegal, Unregulated, and Unreported Fishing in the Gulf of Guinea. Advanced Research Project funded by AFRICOM. Co-Advisors: C. LaMonica, and K. Mrakovcich.
  • Duke-Tinson, O. (2015) Progress On Development of Low Pressure High Density Plasmas on the Helicon Plasma Experiment (HPX)*. Cadet Research Symposium, New London, CT. Advisors: R. James and P. Crilly.
  • Ellis K. (2015). “Designing GRPs.” New York / New Jersey Area Committee Meeting. Astoria, Queens NY. 29 October 2015. Advisor: C. Verlinden.
  • Fagan, A. and J. Kubicko. (2015) Ocean Acoustics – modeling the ocean environment and inverting for acoustic volume attenuation coefficient . Cadet Research Symposium, New London, CT. Advisor: C. Verlinden.
  • Finneran, D. and Waterman, J. (2015) Corrosion of Legacy Vessels and Potentially Polluting Wrecks. Technical Corrosion Collaboration Service Academy Briefing, Washington, D.C. Advisors: R. Sanders and G. Crettol.
  • Finneran, D. and Waterman, J. (2015) Corrosion of Legacy Vessels and Potentially Polluting Wrecks. Cadet Research Symposium, New London, CT. Advisors: R. Sanders and G. Crettol.
  • Gilligan, C, Simpson, A. and Maxam, W. (Fall 2015). Implementing internal taggging methods to discover birthing grounds for White Sharks (Carcharodon carcharias). Advisor: K. Mrakovcich.
  • Halfhil, T. (2015) Fog and Low Stratus (FLS) Prediction study. Cadet Research Symposium, New London, CT. Advisor: C. Travers.
  • Hopson, J., P. Azzari, J. Frank, R.W. James, J. Karama, O. Duke-Tinson, R. N. Paolino, E. Sandri, J. Sherman, E. Wright, J. Turk, “Progress On Development of Low Pressure High Density Plasmas on the Helicon Plasma Experiment (HPX),” American Physical Society Division of Plasma Physics Annual Meeting, Savannah, GA, November 16, 2015. Advisor: R. James.
  • Karama, J., J. Hopson, P. Azzari, J. Frank, R.W. James, O. Duke-Tinson, R. N. Paolino, E. Sandri, J. Sherman, E. Wright, J. Turk, “The Development of Low Pressure High Density Plasmas with External Magnetic Fields on the Helicon Plasma Experiment (HPX),” Directed Energy Phyicscal Society, Albuquergue, NM, March 11, 2016. Advisor: R. James.
  • Karama, J., J. Frank, E. Wright, P. Azzari, J. Hopson, R.W. James, O. Duke-Tinson, R. N. Paolino, E. Sandri, J. Sherman, J. Turk., “Updates On Optical Emission Spectroscopy & Langmuir Probe Investigations on the Helicon Plasma Experiment (HPX),” American Physical Society Division of Plasma Physics Annual Meeting, Savannah, GA, November 16, 2015. Advisor: R. James.
  • Kloo, A. and N. Morin. (2015) Tracking Chemical Changes in Exxon Valdez Spill Oil through Chemometric Regression. Cadet Research Symposium, New London, CT. Advisor: G. Hall.
  • Min, A. (2015). A study of environmental, social, and historical influences on Atlantic Oyster aquaculture in New England. Cadet Research Symposium, New London, CT. Advisor: K. Mrakovcich.
  • Min, A. (2015) A study of environmental, social, and historical influences on Eastern Oyster aquaculture in New England. Cadet Research Symposium, New London, CT. Advisor: K. Mrakovcich.
  • Moan, J. and S. Cardoza. (2015) Testing potential therapies for mustard gas exposure for COX-2 and COX-1 inhibitor activity. Cadet Research Symposium, New London, CT. Advisors: J. Gray, T. Withers, and N. Heindel*. *Lehigh University.
  • Moller, A. (2015) Design and Construction of a Plasma Treatment System for Water Purification. Cadet Research Symposium, New London, CT. Advisor: B. Stutzman.
  • O’Connell, J. (2015) Tafel Plots as a means to determine exposed surface area on steel coupons. Technical Corrosion Collaboration Service Academy Briefing, Washington, D.C. Advisor: G. Crettol.
  • O’Connell, J. (2015) Tafel Plots as a means to determine exposed surface area on steel coupons. . Cadet Research Symposium, New London, CT. Advisor: G. Crettol.
  • Payne, J. (2015) Detection of Anthropogenic Nitrogen in New England Coastal Waters Using Stable Nitrogen Isotopes, Part 2. Cadet Research Symposium, New London, CT. Advisor: S. Wainwright.
  • Sandri, E., J. Hopson, E. Wright. (2015) Progress On Development of Low Pressure High Density Plasmas on the Helicon Plasma Experiment (HPX)*. Cadet Research Symposium, New London, CT. Advisors: R. James, P. Crilly, J. Turk.
  • Scheffey, A., M. Krebs, and A. Valencia. (2015) GIS Applications for the Planning and Development of Coast Guard Missions. Cadet Research Symposium, New London, CT. Advisor: C. Verlinden.
  • Schroeder J., Krebs M., Ellis K., Verlinden C. “Creating geographic response plans using GIS.” Long Island Sound Area Committee Meeting. University of Bridgeport. New Haven CT., 08 April 2015. Advisor: C. Verlinden
  • Sherman, J. (2015) Progress On Development of Low Pressure High Density Plasmas on the Helicon Plasma Experiment (HPX)*. Cadet Research Symposium, New London, CT. Advisors: R. James, P. Crilly, J. Turk.
  • Thompson, H. and S. Dutt. (2015) Tracking Marine Mammals – Spatial correlation of rough tooth dolphin habitat preferences using Geospatial Information Systems. Cadet Research Symposium, New London, CT. Advisor: C. Verlinden.
  • Verlinden C., Krebs M., Valencia A., Scheffey A. Critical analysis of SAR data using GIS. Sector Long Island Intelligence Brief. New Haven CT., 13 May 2015. Advisor: C. Verlinden.
  • von Stralendorff, C., R. Buys. (2015) Corrosion of ballast tank material exposed to gray water and seawater using mass loss and electrochemical techniques. Technical Corrosion Collaboration Service Academy Briefing, Washington, D.C. Advisors: G. Crettol., S. Zelmanowitz, T. Rodzewicz
  • von Stralendorff, C., R. Buys. (2015) Corrosion of ballast tank material exposed to gray water and seawater using mass loss and electrochemical techniques. Cadet Research Symposium, New London, CT. Advisors: G. Crettol, S. Zelmanowitz, T. Rodzewicz
  • von Stralendorff, C. (2015) Analysis of corrosion rates of various metals commonly used in maritime construction. Technical Corrosion Collaboration Service Academy Briefing, Washington, D.C. Advisor: G. Crettol.
  • von Stralendorff, C. (2015) Analysis of corrosion rates of various metals commonly used in maritime construction. Cadet Research Symposium, New London, CT. Advisors: G. Crettol., S. Zelmanowitz, R. Sanders.
  • Waterman, J. and D. Finneran. (2015) Corrosion Rate Modeling of Subsurface Legacy Ship Structures. Cadet Research Symposium, New London, CT. Advisors: R. Sanders, S. Zelmanowitz, and G. Crettol.
  • Williamson, C. (2015) Anodic and cathodic analysis of metal in marine environments. Technical Corrosion Collaboration Service Academy Briefing, Washington, D.C. Advisor: G. Crettol.
  • Williamson, C. (2015) Anodic and cathodic analysis of metal in marine environments. Cadet Research Symposium, New London, CT. Advisors: R. Sanders, S. Zelmanowitz, and G. Crettol.
  • Williamson, C. (2015) Examining the Influence of Changes in Bicarbonate Concentration on Corrosion of Underwater Legacy Environmental Threats. Cadet Research Symposium, New London, CT. Advisor: G. Crettol.
  • Wilsterman, M*. (2015) Study of escapee predation as an unobserved effect of marine bycatch. Connecticut College student senior research project. Cadet Research Symposium, New London, CT. Advisor: K. Mrakovcich. *Connecticut College.
  • Wilsterman, M.* (2015) Changes in zebrafish startle response due to slime layer loss, scale loss and exhaustion. Cadet Research Symposium, New London, CT. Advisors: R. Askins* and K. Mrakovcich. *Connecticut College.