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