The THINK TANK sponsors interdisciplinary research projects. The research is conducted by teams of faculty and students, including partners from other domestic and international institutions.
Research Projects (Fall 2002-Spring 2012):
Exploring Collaborative Research Opportunities in Wound Care using Conventional Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Submitted October, 2011 by Dr. Laura Edsberg, Associate Professor with student Kehua Zhou, M.S.
Download in PDF: Proposal for Combined Wound Research.2011.12.pdf
The Decomposition of Remains and the Effect of Decomposition Rates on Volatile Organic Chemicals (VOC's) Released. Submitted October, 2011 by Dr. Matthew S. Ward, Associate Professor with student Molly Tyrrell
Download in PDF: Analysis of Decomposition and Organic Compounds.2011.12.pdf
Collaborative Painting: Exploration of Purely Visual Learning Experience. Submitted May, 2011 by Felice Koenig, Assistant Professor, Painting and Drawing with student Nicole Castek. Download: Think Tank Report 2011.pdf
Expanded Vision: John Singer Sargent and his Italian Context. Submitted December, 2009 by Laura Watts Sommer, Associate Professor, Art. Student researcher: Tamblyn Gawley. Download: Sommer_Sargeant_2009.pdf
Investigation to Determine Optimum Conditions for the Detection of Strontium by Complex Formation with a Series of 8-Hydroxy Quinolines. Submitted by student Jacob J. Triplet Download in PDF
Analysis of Proteins Found in Fluid from Patients Suffering with Temporomandibular Joint Disorders. Submitted in May 2009 by student Megan Herr. Download in PDF
Wound Assessment: A Comparison Between Digital Planimetry and Visitrak System Relative to Reliability and Validity. Submitted in June of 2008 by Michael Brogan, PT, DPT, PhD, CWS, Dean of Health and Human Services. Student Researchers: Rebecca Martel SPT '09, Kaitlyn Kester SPT '09, Holly Wood Brown SPT ‘09.
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Relief Based on Buffalo's Architectural Elements. Submitted in December 2007 by Dennis Barraclough, Professor of Art. Student researchers: Jamie Callari and Laura James. Download in PDF
Lessons from the Dead: The Experience of Undergraduates Working with Cadavers. Submitted in September 2007 by Brent Dean Robbins, Assistant Professor, Psychology. Student researchers: Ashley Tomaka, Cara Innus, and Joel Patterson, and Gary Styn. Download in PDF
Daemen College Ecotrail Development. Submitted in September 2007 by Brenda Young, Associate Professor, Department of Natural Sciences and Kevin Kegler, Associate Professor, Department of Visual and Performing Arts. Student Participants: Danesha Artis, Aaron Barraclough, Mara Bathrick, Stephanie Domroes, Lindsay Edwards, Jennifer Grzebinski, Matthew Haier, Karli Hurst, Shane Moses, Elizabeth Podgers, Lawrence Post, Jacquelin Roach, Amanda Townsend, Jerry Webb, Matthew Wetter, and Mickeal Wilson. Download in PDF
Computational Evaluation of Ruthenium Complexes as Potential Chemotherapeutic Agents.
Submitted in May 2007 by Matthew S. Ward, Assistant Professor, Natural Sciences. Student Researchers: Eric M. Majchrzak and Stephanie V. Harding. Download in PDF
Poster presented by Eric M. Majchrzak and Stephanie V. Harding at the North East Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Fall 2006. View Poster (PPT)
Literacy in Information: Evaluating Internet Resources. Submitted in May 2007 by Matthew S. Ward, Assistant Professor, Natural Sciences. Student Researchers: Jennifer Fendrick & Nicole Christensen. View Poster (PPT)
MMFF VS. PM3: Computer Modeling of Ruthenium and Ruthenium-Nitrosyl Complexes to Identify Chemothearapeutic Agents. February 2007. Submitted by Matthew S. Ward, Assistant Professor, Natural Sciences. Student researchers: Eric M. Majchrzak , Stephanie V. Harding Download in Word Download in PDF
Longitudinal Study of Students' Reflective Judgement in Four Degree Programs With the Steps for Better Thinking Model: Third Year Results. February 2007. Update submitted by Ellen Banks, Professor/Chair, Psychology Department Student researchers: Pamela Rueda and Domionique Coffie, 2003-2005; Amy Madison and David Forstadt, 2005-2006; and Alissa D'Attilio and Samantha Sessamen, 2006-2007. Download Overview in Word Download Overview in PDF Download PowerPoint Poster presented by Ellen Banks February 15, 2007 at the Emerging Adulthood conference in Tuscon, AZ.
Predictive Value of Health Belief Model and Social Cognitive Theory Related to HIV Risk Among Youth in Nairobi . Summer 2006 Proposal Submitted by Justine Tutuska, MPH, Director of Health Care Studies and Alicia Viltrakis, Daemen College Student, Health Care Studies. Download in Word Download in PDF
Report on EcoTrail Project. Spring 2006. Submitted by Brenda Young, Associate Professor & Chair of Natural Sciences and Kevin Kegler, Associate Professor, Department of Visual and Performing Arts. Student Participants from Environmental Science 201 Spring 2006 Stephanie Domroes, Lauren Faulks, Nickolas Fotia, Dawn Gibson, Kariel Kohane, Wendy Smith, Lauren Stack, Emily Strong, Kristen Szramkowski and Alicia Tucker.
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GROVER CLEVELAND INTERNATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL COMMUNITY NEEDS ASSESSMENT
April 2006 Completed by the Junior Social Work Class:Katherine Beyer, Pamela Boyd Laura Koscielnia, Courtney Lepinskie, Ann Marie Masiewicz, Stacey Mueller, Rachel Ritzenthaler, Jessica Shisler, Amanda Sobolewski, and Renee Bowman Daniel, Instructor. Download in Word Download in PDF
FINDING COMMON GROUND: UNDERSTANDING ISSUES PERTAINING TO RACIAL PERSPECTIVES, STUDENT RELATIONSHIPS, AND INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPORT THROUGH A COLLEGE MINORITY STUDENT PANEL DISCUSSION. April 2006 by Dr. Joanne Sadler and Dr. Mark Brown with Panel Participation by Daemen College Students Mara Cappas, Jessika Cruz, Damien DesBordes, Jessica Mann, and Tiffany Goldwire
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LONGITUDINAL STUDY OF STUDENTS’ REFLECTIVE JUDGMENT IN FOUR DEGREE PROGRAMS WITH THE STEPS FOR BETTER THINKING MODEL: FIRST-YEAR RESULTS . April 2005 Poster Presentation. Submitted by Ellen C. Banks, Professor, Psychology, and Dominique Coffie and Pamela Rueda. With assistance from Susan Wolcott. Download PowerPoint Poster
RESEARCH IN INORGANIC BIOCHEMISTRY: VANADIUM ANALOGUES AS ORALLY ACTIVE INSULIN ENHANCING AGENTS Fall 2004 Proposal, Submitted by Rebecca Martel '07 and Matthew Ward, Assistant Professor, Natural Sciences. Download in Word Download proposal in PDF
THE THOMAS REYNOLDS CENTER FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION AND AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS
May 2004 Report. Download report in Microsoft Word Download report in PDF
DISTRIBUTION OF THE INVASIVE WETLAND PLANT, LYTHRUM SALICARIA, AND ITS EFFECTS ON THE POLLINATOR COMMUNITY. Six-Month Report, submitted by Brenda L Young, Ph.D Chairperson, Department of Natural Sciences, in collaboration with Daemen student Betty J. Colton. 2/25/03.
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THE EFFECTS OF AN INTRODUCED WETLAND PLANT SPECIES ON POLLINATION SUCCESS IN NATIVE SPECIES. Original Proposal, submitted by Brenda L Young, Ph.D., Chairperson, Department of Natural Sciences Download in Microsoft Word Download in PDF
RESEARCH ON CHILDREN'S LEAD EXPOSURE: PARENT AWARENESS AND TREATMENT EFFECTIVENESS. Submitted by Ellen C. Banks, Ed.D., Psychology Department. Download in Word Download in PDF
DEVELOPING A METHOD USING GPS MEASUREMENTS TO MONITOR CREEK EDGE EROSION.
Final Report, submitted by Kathleen Murphy, Ph.D., Chemistry Department in collaboration with Daemen student James Gagnon April, 2003. Download Report in Word Download Report in PDF
A NOVEL METHOD FOR THE MEASUREMENT OF STRONTIUM IN WATER SAMPLES
Final Report, submitted by Kathleen Murphy, Ph.D., Chemistry Department in collaboration with Daemen student Jason Kirk April, 2003. Download Report in Microsoft Word Download Report in PDF
RADIOACTIVE SUBSTANCES AND STREAM WATER: AN EARLY WARNING SYSTEM
Proposal for research project, submitted by Kathleen Murphy, Ph.D., Chemistry Department Download proposal in Word Download proposal in PDF