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Chemistry

­ Naomi Winburn

Instructor

Office: 330 CMSC
Email: naomi.winburn@minotstateu.edu
Phone: 858-3687

Courses:
Chemistry 110 Lab - Survey of Chemistry
Chemistry 115 Lab - Introductory Chemistry
Chemistry 121 Lab - General Chemistry I
Chemistry 122 Lab - General Chemistry II
Chemistry 121 - General Chemistry I
Chemistry 122 - General Chemistry II
Chemistry 127 - Chemistry of the Environment

Mrs. Winburn received her B.A. in Chemistry and Biology from Jamestown College, in 1993. From there she went to the University of North Dakota where she worked toward a M.S. degree in Physical Chemistry 1993-1995. She worked as an industrial chemist during the building and start-up phases for a high fructose corn processing plant in Wahpeton, North Dakota 1995-1997. Mrs. Winburn joined the teaching staff at Minot State University in 2004. She completed a MAT in Science at Minot State University in 2013. Mrs. Winburn has worked on projects with both undergraduates and science teachers working toward their Master of Arts in Science Teaching. She is involved in the Science Club, Science Olympiad, Minot STEM and taking chemistry demonstrations to local elementary classrooms in Minot.

Research
Since 2007, Mrs. Winburn has been responsible for the supervision of undergraduate students and participation of research in the analysis of salamander tissue and water samples for cadmium levels. Cadmium concentrations in salamanders was an interdisciplinary project with Dr. Beachy. Cadmium concentrations in soil and water samples was also investigated with collaboration with Dr. Krieg of the Geology Dept. In 2014 Dr. Cole-Harding and Mrs. Winburn received an INBRE grant to study caffeine effects on human subjects. The project is a dual project with Dr. Cole-Harding’s research group working on the psychological effects and human sampling techniques and my research group working on the chemistry of caffeine extraction from saliva and the subsequent analysis of the extracted caffeine through gas-chromatography/mass spectroscopy. She currently has three students that are working on the project.

Student Presentations
Clark, P., B. Nespor, S. Cole-Harding, and N. Winburn. 2017. Time Interval Analysis of Caffeine Concentration in Human Saliva Utilizing GC/MS. 2016 North Dakota INBRE Annual Symposium for Undergraduate Research. University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.

Kraft, A., B. Nespor, S. Cole-Harding, and N. Winburn. 2017. Carbonation Effects on Caffeine Concentrations Extracted from Human Saliva for GC/MS. 2016 North Dakota INBRE Annual Symposium for Undergraduate Research. University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.

Buchholz, A., B. Nespor, B. Zabka, J. Mayhew, S. Cole-Harding, and N. Winburn. 2016. Time interval profiles of extracted caffeine concentrations in human saliva using GC/MS analysis. 2015 North Dakota INBRE Annual Symposium for Undergraduate Research. University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.

Buchholz, A., B. Nespor, B. Zabka, J. Mayhew, S. Cole-Harding, and N. Winburn. 2015. Time interval profiles of extracted caffeine concentrations in human saliva using GC/MS analysis. 2015 North Dakota INBRE Annual Symposium for Undergraduate Research. University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.

Zabka, B., B. Nespor, A. Buchholz, J. Mayhew, S. Cole-Harding, and N. Winburn. 2015. Comparison of internal standards used for GC/MS analysis of caffeine extracted from human saliva samples. 2015 North Dakota INBRE Annual Symposium for Undergraduate Research. University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.

Nespor, B., B. Zabka, A. Buchholz, J. Mayhew, S. Cole-Harding, and N. Winburn. 2015. Method optimization of caffeine extraction from human saliva for GC/MS analysis. 2015 North Dakota INBRE Annual Symposium for Undergraduate Research. University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.

Mayhew, J., and N. Winburn. 2015. Extraction and concentration of caffeine from saliva for GC/MS analysis. 2015 North Dakota Academy of Science. North Dakota State University, Fargo.

Mayhew, J., and N. Winburn. 2015. Extraction and concentration of caffeine from saliva for GC/MS analysis. 2015. National American Chemical Society Convention. Boston, Massachusetts.

Mayhew, J., B. Zabka, B. Nespor, S. Cole-Harding, and N. Winburn. 2014. Extraction and concentration of caffeine from saliva for GC/MS analysis. 2014 North Dakota INBRE Annual Symposium for Undergraduate Research. University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.

Winburn, N., A. Kraft, M. Wilson, C.K. Beachy, and R. Winburn. 2012. Determination of a cadmium concentration ratio for tail and liver samples of Ambystoma mexicanum. 2012 North Dakota INBRE Annual Symposium for Undergraduate Research. University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.

Kraft, A., N. Winburn, R. Winburn, K.C. Cabarle and C.K. Beachy. 2011. Cadmium tissue integration in the western tiger salamander, Ambystoma mavortium, in northwest North Dakota wetlands. Joint annual meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

Kraft, A., N. Winburn, R. Winburn, K.C. Cabarle and C.K. Beachy. 2011. Cadmium tissue integration in the western tiger salamander, Ambystoma mavortium, in northwest North Dakota wetlands. Annual meeting of the North Dakota Academy of Science, Turtle Mountain Community College, Belcourt, North Dakota.

Kraft, A., N. Winburn, R. Winburn, K.C.Cabarle, and C.K. Beachy. 2010. Cadmium tissue integration in the western tiger salamander, Ambystoma mavortium, in northwest North Dakota wetlands. 2010 North Dakota INBRE Annual Symposium for Undergraduate Research. University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.

Winburn and M.R. Hoffmann. 1994. Simulations of Spiral Waves. Midwest Theoretical Chemistry Conference, Columbia, MO, 1994.