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CURCA Poster and Digital Display Presentations
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Time: Free Period
Location: Campus Center Multipurpose Room

 

About CURCA:

The College of Arts and Sciences and University College will again present CURCA, an opportunity to showcase and celebrate your research and creative activity. CURCA is part of the Faculty of Arts and Science–Camden’s second annual Research Week, which includes a graduate-level research celebration and a Faculty Research Fellow Lecture.

 

Undergraduate Research Projects:

Yara Abu Hussein ‘20, Casey Dandridge ‘18, Michaela Puryear, and Lisa Zibuda
Majors: Biology and Psychology (Yara); Biology (Casey); Psychology (Michaela – master’s program); Psychology (Lisa)
Minors: Chemistry and Psychology (Casey)

Title of Project: Racial/Ethnic Specific Associations between Adverse Childhood Experiences, Intimate Partner Violence, and Post-traumatic Stress with Past Year Alcohol Use Disorders among White, Hispanic, and non-Hispanic Black Women

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Courtenay Cavanaugh, Associate Professor of Psychology

 

Alexis Brickner ‘18
Major: Biology
*Recipient of the Arts and Sciences Dean’s Undergraduate Research Grant*

Title of Project:  Global Patterns in Vertebrate Elemental Content

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Angélica González, Assistant Professor of Biology

 

Samantha Buchner ’18, Alexa Garvey ’19, Melissa Laurencio ’19; Lakhaya London ’19; Amanda K. Steele ’19; and Elaine Willis ‘19
Majors: Nursing (Samantha); Social Work (Alexa); Health Sciences (Melissa); Health Sciences (Lakhaya); Psychology (Amanda); Psychology (Elaine)
Minors: Women’s and Gender Studies (Alexa); Women’s and Gender Studies (Melissa); Psychology, Sociology, and Women’s and Gender Studies (Lakhaya); Women’s and Gender Studies (Elaine)

Title of Project:  Mitigating Microaggressions on the College Campus

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Gail Caputo, Professor of Criminal Justice

 

Victoria Buckley ’18, Remi Leibovic ’18, and Margaret Montalto ‘18
Majors: Theater (Victoria); Art and Digital Studies (Remi); English and Digital Studies (Margaret) 
Minor: Digital Studies (Victoria)

Title of Project:  Think-a-Tron

Faculty Mentor: Dr. James Brown, Associate Professor of English and Director of the Digital Studies Center

 

Rumkan Caur ‘20
Major: Biology
*Recipient of the Arts and Sciences Dean’s Undergraduate Research Grant*

Title of Project: Stretched Cells: A New Model System to Study Polyploidy

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Nir Yakoby, Associate Professor of Biology 

 

Courtney Childress ‘19
Majors: Criminal Justice and Psychology

Title of Project: Male and Female Differences in Perception of Sexual Harassment

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Bill Whitlow, Professor of Psychology

 

Ryma Choudhry ‘20
Major: Biology

Title of Project: Factors Governing Polymersome Size Formed Via Gel Rehydration Methods

Faculty Mentors: Dr. Julianne Griepenburg, Teaching Instructor of Physics, and Dr. Sean O’Malley, Associate Professor of Physics 

 

Anthony Cooper ‘18
Majors: Mathematics and Physics
*Recipient of the Arts and Sciences Dean’s Undergraduate Conference Travel Grant*

Title of Project: Characterizing the Aggregation Pathway of Mutated Tau Protein

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Luca Larini, Assistant Professor of Physics

 

Roberto Cruz ‘19
Major: Engineering Four-Year Program
Minor: Mathematics
*Recipient of the Arts and Sciences Dean’s Undergraduate Research Grant*

Title of Project: Air Pollution Detection System

Faculty Mentor: Dr. David Salas-de la Cruz, Assistant Professor of Chemistry

 

Austin Cuttino ‘20
Majors: Art and Digital Studies

Title of Project: Creating a Crewdson: Crewdson Reinterpreted

Faculty Mentor: Mr. Ken Hohing, Assistant Teaching Instructor of Photography

 

Katrina DeWitt ‘19
Major: Biology
Minor: Chemistry
*Recipient of the Sandy Stewart Undergraduate Research Grant*

Title of Project:  Stoichiometric Trait Diversity of Aquatic Invertebrates across Spatial Scales

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Angélica González, Assistant Professor of Biology

 

Kaya M. Durkee ’19 and Jeffrey Yocum ‘18
Majors: Urban Studies (Kaya and Jeffrey)
Minors: Childhood Studies (Kaya) and Political Science (Jeffrey)

Title of Project: Supplemental Survey to Better Address Homeless Needs

Faculty Mentor:  Dr. Natasha Fletcher, Associate Director of the Center for Urban Research and Education (CURE)

 

Morgan Dwyer ‘18
Major: Biology
*Recipient of the Sandy Stewart Undergraduate Research Grant*

Title of Project: Characterizing the Quantitative Genetic Elements of Conidiation in Neurospora crassa

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kwangwon Lee, Associate Professor of Biology 

 

Brittany Eachus ‘18
Majors: Criminal Justice, Psychology, and Spanish

Title of Project: Criminal Justice and Psychology Students vs. the World: What Media Headlines Tell Us about Criminal Stereotypes

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Bill Whitlow, Professor of Psychology 

 

Giovanna Eley ‘20
Major: Art

Title of Project: How the Presentation of Photographic Work Can Affect Aesthetical Reactions

Faculty Mentor: Mr. Ken Hohing, Assistant Teaching Instructor of Photography

 

Sarah Filippi-Field ’19, Nia Phillips ’19, and Aaron Smith ‘20
Majors: Urban Studies (Sarah); Urban Studies (Nia); and Urban Studies and Digital Studies (Aaron)

Title of Project: Parkside Tenant-Landlord Coalition

Faculty Mentor:  Dr. Natasha Fletcher, Associate Director of the Center for Urban Research and Education (CURE)

 

Erica Gilmore ’19, Cazjmere A. Hall ’18, Kate Maugeri ’18, and Michel Ntiri ‘18
Majors: Health Sciences (Erica); Sociology (Cazjmere and Kate); and Biology (Michel)
Minor: Psychology (Erica)

Title of Project:  Clowns in Healthcare: A Review of the Literature

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Cynthia Dell Clark, Associate Professor of Sociology

 

Megan Glenning ’19 and Stephanie Gould ‘18
Majors: Health Sciences (Megan) and Psychology (Stephanie)
Minors: Psychology and Spanish (Megan) 

Title of Project: An Examination of Four Types of Spousal Involvement in a Partners’ Diabetic Diet

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kristin August, Associate Professor of Psychology

 

Jessica Grear ‘18
Major: Art
*Recipient of the Arts and Sciences Dean’s Undergraduate Research Grant*

Title of Project: Picturing Trends: The Change of Portrait Photography

Faculty Mentor: Mr. Ken Hohing, Assistant Teaching Instructor of Photography

 

Luther Hoheisel ‘18
Major: English
Minor: Digital Studies

Title of Project: “Things Left Unsaid:” A Comparative Platform Study

Faculty Mentor: Dr. James Brown, Associate Professor of English and Director of the Digital Studies Center

 

Alexis Kapij ’20 and Claire Sibley ‘19
Majors: Psychology (Alexis and Claire)
Minor: Sociology (Alexis) and Philosophy (Claire)

Title of Project: Appraisal Determinants of Attack and Rejection Emotions

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ira Roseman, Professor of Psychology 

 

John Lancaster ’18 and LingCai Yuan ‘19
Majors: Economics and Mathematics (John); Economics (LingCai)

Title of Project: Community Mobilization for a Socio-Economically Underprivileged Population: Challenges and Opportunities

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Tetsuji Yamada, Professor of Economics 

 

Barret Levine ‘18
Major: Economics

Title of Project: Behavioral Differences of Breast Cancer Prevention in the United States and Japan: Challenges and Opportunities

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Tetsuji Yamada, Professor of Economics 

 

Robert Maloney ‘18
Major: Chemistry
Minor: Biology
*Recipient of the Arts and Sciences Dean’s Undergraduate Research Grant*

Title of Project: Studying the Kinetics and Inhibition of the G-quadruplex/hemin DNAzyme Complex

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jinglin Fu, Assistant Professor of Chemistry

 

Anna Moorhouse ‘18
Major: Physics

Title of Project: Laser-Induced Nanoparticle Behavior Studied at the Single Particle Level

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Sean O’Malley, Associate Professor of Physics

 

Ourania Nikolaidis ‘18
Major: Biology
*Recipient of the Sandy Stewart Undergraduate Research Grant*

Title of Project: How Mutualisms with an Invasive Partner Affect Community Composition

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Amy Savage, Assistant Professor of Biology

 

Aubrey Otis ‘18
Major: Biology
Minor: Anthropology
*Recipient of the Arts and Sciences Dean’s Undergraduate Research Grant*

Title of Project: Constructing a Biological Profile for Unknown Remains

Faculty Mentor: Ms. Kimberlee Moran, Associate Teaching Professor of Chemistry

 

Samuel Paulson ‘18
Majors: Digital Studies and Music
Minor: German

Title of Project: A Gamer’s Song

Faculty Mentors: Dr. James Brown, Associate Professor of English and Director of the Digital Studies Center, and Dr. Mark Zaki, Associate Professor of Music

 

Dmitriy Prokopovich ‘18
Majors: Chemistry and Physics

Title of Project: Influence of Nanoparticle Loading on Polymersome Rupture Threshold

Faculty Mentors: Dr. Dr. Julianne Griepenburg, Teaching Instructor of Physics, and Dr. Sean O’Malley, Associate Professor of Physics

 

Mario Rivera Benito ’18 and Ayesha Saleem ‘18
Majors: Biology (Mario and Ayesha)
Minor: German (Mario)
*Recipients of the Arts and Sciences Dean’s Undergraduate Research Grant*

Title of Project: Integration of Modern NMR Techniques into Undergraduate Chemistry Labs

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Alex Roche, Associate Professor of Chemistry

 

Amani Shakrah ‘18
Major: English
Minors: Digital Studies and Writing

Title of Project: Python Poetry

Faculty Mentor: Dr. James Brown, Associate Professor of English and Director of the Digital Studies Center

 

Ryan Snow ‘18
Major: Biology
*Recipient of the Arts and Sciences Dean’s Undergraduate Research Grant*

Title of Project: Comparative Genome Analysis of Polar and Brown Bears

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Andrey Grigoriev, Professor of Biology

 

Amanda K. Steele ‘19
Major: Psychology

Title of Project: Is Interpersonal Dislike a Discrete Emotion Distinct from Anger, Contempt, and Hatred?

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ira Roseman, Professor of Psychology 

 

Elizabeth Theodore ‘18
Major: Spanish
Minors: General Management, Latin American Studies, and Psychology

Title of Project: Defying Linearity: Time, History, and Power in One Hundred Years of Solitude

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Carla Giaudrone, Associate Professor of Spanish

 

Elizabeth Theodore ‘18
Major: Spanish
Minors: General Management, Latin American Studies, and Psychology

Title of Project: Linguistic Landscapes of Hispanic Communities in New York City

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Silvia Perez-Cortes, Assistant Professor of Spanish

 

Vani Wacher ‘18
Majors: Individualized Major (Anthropology) and Religion
Minor: Women’s and Gender Studies

Title of Project: Elf on the Shelf: Christmas Phenomenon

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Cynthia Dell Clark, Associate Professor of Sociology

  

 

Jeffrey Yocum ‘18
Major: Urban Studies
Minor: Political Science (Jeffrey)

Title of Project: Legacy Cities: Qualifying the Qualifier

Faculty Mentor:  Mr. Zachary Wood, Assistant Teaching Professor of Urban Studies