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Transformations: A Student Research and Creativity Conference

Friday, April 17, 2015

Please note: Classes will be in session as normally scheduled on Friday, April 17.

Schedule of Events

 

12:30-1:20 p.m. Keynote Address

1:30-2:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions I

2:30-3 p.m. Poster Session A

3-4 p.m. Concurrent Sessions II

4-4:30 p.m. Poster Session B

4:30-5:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions III

 

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

12:30-1:20 p.m.

Sperry Center, Room 204

"From Physical Education to Kinesiology: Physical Activity for Quality of Life"

Diane L. Gill ’70, Ph.D.

This presentation covers my journey from my initial steps into research as a student through my academic career in sport and exercise psychology, and emphasizes recent research on physical activity for quality of life. My research fits within the larger field of kinesiology, which has moved from physical education teacher preparation to a wider range of professional options and research areas and research areas ranging from the physical to the social sciences, emphasizing research-into-practice in health-related areas. Psychology and behavioral science are especially critical in moving from research into practice to ensure that all people can participate and gain the many benefits of physical activity, including enhanced quality of life.

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CONCURRENT SESSIONS I

1:30-2:30 p.m.

Sperry Center, Room 104

Moderator: Sharon L. Todd, Professor and Chair, Recreation, Parks and Leisure Studies

The Effect of Heroin Self-Administration on Perineuronal Nets using an Animal Conflict Model of Abstinence and Relapse

Presenter:                    Amanda M. Shaw, Senior, Psychology

Faculty Mentor:          Joshua A. Peck, Psychology

Effect of Weight Loss on Wrestlers’ Mood and Motivation

Presenter:                    Jon Yezzi, Senior, Coaching and Psychology

Faculty Mentor:          Katherine Polasek, Kinesiology

Capturing Parents’ Perspectives for a Youth Needs Assessment

Presenters:                  Kyle Boeltz, Graduate, Recreation/Environmental & Outdoor Education

                                   Thomas Eickelberg, Graduate, Recreation/Environmental & Outdoor Education

                                  Esther VanGorder, Graduate, Recreation/Management of Leisure Services

Faculty Mentor:        Sharon L. Todd, Recreation, Parks and Leisure Studies

 

Sperry Center, Room 106

Moderator: Timothy Delaune, Assistant Professor, Political Science

Moot Court Oral Argument Demonstration: Somerville and DeNolf v. Olympus

Presenters:                  Taylor Cain, Junior, Political Science

                                    Samantha Cirillo, Senior, Criminology/Political Science

                                    Kyle Davis, Junior, Political Science

                                    Benjamin Hobbs, Junior, Political Science

Faculty Mentor:          Timothy Delaune, Political Science

 

Sperry Center, Room 204

Moderator:  Erik Lind, Associate Professor, Kinesiology

The Impact of Dehydration on Muscular Strength in College Age Males

Presenter:                    Alex Bossert, Senior, Exercise Science

Faculty Mentors:         Deborah Van Langen, Kinesiology

                                    Erik Lind, Kinesiology

The Effect of Aerobic Exercise Intensity Levels on Memory

Presenter:                    Ashley N. Vogler, Senior, Exercise Science    

Faculty Mentors:         Erik Lind, Kinesiology                                 

An Investigation of Types of Stretching on Selected Performance Measures, Range of Motion, and Self-Efficacy

Presenters:                  Laura R. Johansson, Senior, Exercise Science

                                    Hannah M. Smith, Senior, Exercise Science

Faculty Mentors:         Erik Lind, Kinesiology                                             

Effects of an Ankle Brace on Agility, Power, and Psychological Measures

Presenter:                    Michael J. Redmond, Senior, Exercise Science

Faculty Mentors:         Erik Lind, Kinesiology

                                   

Sperry Center, Room 308

Moderator:  James Miller, Lecturer, History

History at Work: Interns in the Community

Presenters:                  Catherine Faughnan, Senior, Political Science

                                    Denise Seidler, Senior, Art History

                                    Kathryn Thomas, Senior, History

Faculty Mentor:          James Miller, History

 

 POSTER SESSION A

2:30-3 p.m.

Sperry Center, 1st Floor Hallway 

Histological Assessment of Lung Edema in Sepsis

Presenters:                  Gabriella M. Pasquale, Senior, Biology

                                    Tara A. Sweeney, Junior, Biomedical Sciences

Faculty Mentor:          Louis A. Gatto, Biological Sciences

Using Sequencing and LC-MS/MS Proteomics to Target Reverse Beta Oxidation Functional Diversity in a Hexanoic Acid Producing Bioreactor

Presenter:                    Katherine Woodward, Senior, Chemistry

Faculty Mentor:          Jeffrey Werner, Chemistry

Valley Glacier Response to Late Holocene Climate Change: The Role of Glacier Geometry and Forefield Characteristics in Influencing the Magnitude of Advances

Presenter:                    Shawn Taylor, Senior, Geology

Faculty Mentor:          David Barclay, Geology                    

Determining the Impact of Road Salt Application to a Small Creek, a Case Study in the Trout Brook, NY

Presenter:                    Rachel Perry, Senior, Geology

Faculty Mentor:          Li Jin, Geology

Do Cancer Clusters Actually Exist, and if so, what Demographics Have an Effect on Their

Formation?

Presenter:                    Kaileen Puppo, Senior, Business Economics/Communication Studies

Faculty Mentor:          Kathleen Burke, Economics                     

Differences in Personality between Academic Majors

Presenters:                  Zachary T. Longo, Senior, Psychology

                                    Kathy Tota, Senior, Psychology

                                    Nansi E. Has, Senior, Psychology

Faculty Mentor:          Margaret Anderson, Psychology

Differences in Assertiveness and Gender Roles between Physical Education and Psychology Majors at SUNY Cortland

Presenters:                  Kathlyn Parrish, Senior, Psychology

                                    Catherine Miller, Senior, Psychology

Faculty Mentor:          Margaret Anderson, Psychology

The Effects of Mindfulness on Attention and Working Memory

Presenters:                  Audrey Adams, Senior, Psychology

                                    Andrew Leverton, Senior, Psychology

                                    Kyle Delmuro, Class of 2014, Psychology

Faculty Mentor:          Raymond Collings, Psychology

The Effect of Heroin Self-Administration on Perineuronal Nets using an Animal Conflict Model of Abstinence and Relapse

Presenters:                  Nadia Amin, Junior, Psychology

                                    Cassandra E. Stubbe, Senior, Psychology

                                    Claire Toal, Junior, Psychology

Faculty Mentor:          Joshua A. Peck, Psychology

*An Analysis of Polyploid and Diploid Subspecies of Arisaema triphyllum

Presenter:                    Nicholas Ayvazian, Senior, Biology

Faculty Mentor:          Steven Broyles, Biological Sciences

*Binding Affinity Characterization of NahG for its Native Substrate and Nicotinic Acid Substrate Analog

Presenter:                    Weifeng Zhen, Senior, Biochemistry

Faculty Mentor:          Katherine Hicks, Chemistry

*Reverse Beta Oxidation Functional Diversity in Metagenomic Analysis of a Hexanoic Acid Producing Bioreactor

Presenter:                    Dylan Kahlstorf, Junior, Biochemistry

Faculty Mentor:          Jeffrey Werner, Chemistry

*Wealth Patterns in Byzantine Anatolia

Presenter:                    Toni Bucklaew, Class of 2014, Archaeology/World Archaeology

Faculty Mentor:          Sharon Steadman, Sociology/Anthropology

* Denotes students who received 2014 Undergraduate Research Council Summer Research

   Fellowships.

                       

CONCURRENT SESSIONS II

3-4 p.m.

Sperry Center, Room 104

Moderator: Peggy Murphy, Lecturer, Political Science

Why Did They Stay?

Presenter:                    Mark Surico, Senior, Political Science

Faculty Mentor:          Peggy Murphy, Political Science

How Politics, Capitalism, and Race Play a Role in Disaster Policy

Presenter:                    Mecca Snipe, Senior, Political Science/Africana Studies

Faculty Mentor:          Peggy Murphy, Political Science

The Impact of Media during Hurricane Katrina

Presenter:                    Kieran Barber, Senior, History

Faculty Mentor:          Peggy Murphy, Political Science

                                               

Sperry Center, Room 105

Moderator: Laura J. Davies, Assistant Professor, English

Winners of the 2014 SUNY Cortland Outstanding Writing Awards

Fashion and Textiles in the Work of Antoine Watteau

Presenter:                    Emilee Smith, Senior, Studio Art                               

Faculty Mentor:          Susan Logan, Art and Art History

21 Boxes

Presenter:                    Sara Sampson, Sophomore, Professional Writing

Faculty Mentor:          David Franke, English

Video Games and Youth Violence

Presenter:                    Erin Corsi, Freshman, Pre-major

Faculty Mentor:          Jaclyn Pittsley, English

American Lullaby: Blue

Presenter:                    Jahniece McCollum, Freshman, Economics

Faculty Mentor:          Laura Davies, English

Flutter and Crash

Presenter:                    Leela Mahon, Sophomore, Adolescence Education-English  

Faculty Mentor:          Laura Davies, English

Profs Run through the Red Dragons

Presenter:                    Jason Martinez, Sophomore, Sport Management

Faculty Mentor:          Matthew Seyfried, Sport Management

Down the Rabbit Hole and The Mistakes You Made 

Presenter:                    Iva Markicevic, Junior, Adolescence Education-English

Faculty Mentor:          Laura Davies, English   

                                

Sperry Center, Room 106

Moderator: Henry Steck, Distinguished Service Professor, Political Science 

Crises Affecting the European Union: Policy Dilemmas and Challenges

Presenters:                  Stephen Best, Junior, Political Science

                                    Michael Braun, Sophomore, Political Science

                                    Lyndsey Dolan-King, Senior, International Studies

                                    Lizaury Rodriguez-Marine, Senior, Political Science/International Studies

Faculty Mentor:          Henry Steck, Political Science

 

Sperry Center, Room 204

Moderator: Lin Lin, Associate Professor, Childhood/Early Childhood Education 

How to Improve Students’ Working Memory

Presenter:                    Stephanie Roessel, Senior, Childhood Education

Faculty Mentor:          Lin Lin, Childhood/Early Childhood Education                                   

More than Just a Shoe Store

Presenter:                    Ashlee Prewitt, Graduate, Non-Matriculated

Faculty Mentor:          Tara Mahoney, Sports Management

Developing a Community Resource as a Learning Laboratory in Geology

Presenter:                    Sophie-Louise Jackson, Senior, Geology

Faculty Mentor:          Timothy Conner, Geology

Stem Cell Therapy to Treat Wounds in Racehorses

Presenter:                    Eric Plante, Senior, Biomedical Science

Faculty Mentor:          Theresa Curtis, Biological Sciences

 

Sperry Center, Room 205

Moderator: Christopher McRoberts, Distinguished Professor, Geology;

Director, Undergraduate Research Council 

*Study of the Unknown Extracellular Polymeric Substances (EPS) Contained within Legionella pneumophila (Lpn) Biofilms

Presenter:                    Casey Peterson, Senior, Biology

Faculty Mentor:          Christa Chatfield, Biological Sciences

*Institutional Linkages to Foster Employment through the Creation of New Business Enterprises

Presenter:                    Thomas Lee, Senior, Economics

Faculty Mentor:          German Zarate, Economics

*Effects of Mindfulness, Acceptance, & Commitment (MAC) Training in College Runners

Presenter:                    Ashley Martin, Senior, Psychology

Faculty Mentor:          Jeffery Swartwood, Psychology                                  

*Physical Activity Participation Patterns among Latinos in the Northeast

Presenter:                    Karen Martinez, Senior, Exercise Science

Faculty Mentor:          Katherine M. Polasek, Kinesiology

 

 * Denotes students who received 2014 Undergraduate Research Council Summer Research

   Fellowships.

 

Sperry Center, Room 304

Moderator: Gigi Peterson, Associate Professor, History 

The Sundering of the Soviet Union: Rural Isolation vs. Urban Growth during Josef Stalin’s Five-Year Plan and the Famine of 1932-33

Presenter:                    Dan Margo, Senior, History-Adolescence Education Social Studies

Faculty Mentor:          Scott Moranda, History

Nobility during the French Revolution

Presenter:                    Michael Pallassino, Class of 2014, History

Faculty Mentor:          Scott Moranda, History

The Not-So-Dry Years of Prohibition in Cortland

Presenter:                    John Swayne, Senior, History-Adolescence Education Social Studies

Faculty Mentor:          Gigi Peterson, History

 

POSTER SESSION B

4-4:30 p.m.

Sperry Center, 1st Floor Hallway

Belize: Art, History, and Culture

Presenter:                    Kelli Grossmann, Sophomore, Studio Art  

Faculty Mentor:          Jeremiah Donovan, Art and Art History

Getting It Up: Improving the HPV Vaccine Uptake among Male College Students

Presenter:                    Samantha Glassman, Senior, Community Health/Wellness Promotion

Faculty Mentor:          Jill Murphy, Health

Macro Fungi of Central New York

Presenter:                    Michael Goldman, Graduate, Recreation/Environmental and Outdoor Ed.

Faculty Mentor:          Timothy Baroni, Biological Sciences

The Use of Viability-Staining Reagents in Quantifying Microbes in a Solution or Biofilm

Presenter:                    Kadeeja Fredankey, Senior, Biomedical Sciences

Faculty Mentor:          Christa Chatfield, Biological Sciences

Development of Biosensor for Rapid Detection and Study of Neurotoxins

Presenter:                    Nicholas Puoplo, Senior, Biological Sciences

Faculty Mentor:          Theresa Curtis, Biological Sciences

Prevention of Arboviruses in Onondaga County through Mosquito Surveillance and Control

Presenter:                    Jessica Swindon, Senior, Conservation Biology

Faculty Mentor:          Larry Klotz, Biological Sciences

Density Functional Theory Analysis for the Design of Group 10 Transition-Metal Catalysts

Presenter:                    Matthew Ellis, Junior, Chemistry

Faculty Mentor:          Karen Downey, Chemistry

Determination of the Binding Affinity for Bicyclic Compounds to Pseduomonas putida NahG

Presenters:                  Gregory Simone, Senior, Chemistry

                                    Samuel Lothridge, Senior, Biochemistry

Faculty Mentor:          Katherine Hicks, Chemistry

Biochemical Investigation of the Determinants of NahG Binding Affinity

Presenters:                  Crissana Christie, Junior, Biomedical Sciences

                                    Joseph Kraai, Junior, Biochemistry

Faculty Mentor:          Katherine Hicks, Chemistry

Understanding the Characteristics of Ophiolitic Mylonites and their Formation

Presenter:                    John Mythen, Senior, Geology

Faculty Mentor:          Gayle Gleason, Geology

Psychometrically Evaluating the Potential of Social Acuity Stimuli

Presenters:                  Frederik Tremblay, Junior, Psychology

                                    Kelly Taveras, Senior, Psychology

                                    Megan Whitbeck, Junior, Psychology

                                    Jessica Herbst, Junior, Psychology

                                    Vincent Scardino, Senior, Psychology

                                    Jennifer Scheu, Senior, Psychology

                                    Candice Jaimungal, Sophomore, Psychology

Faculty Mentor:          Leslie Eaton, Psychology

Determinants of College Students’ Time Needed to Complete a Reading Comprehension Test

Presenters:                  Mikayla Drymond, Junior, Psychology

                                    Lauren Vita, Sophomore, Psychology

Faculty Mentor:          Benjamin J. Lovett, Psychology

  

CONCURRENT SESSIONS III

4:30-5:30 p.m.

Sperry Center, Room 104

Moderator: David Franke, Professor, English 

Writers Read: Performances from the Professional Writing Program

Presenters:                  Nick Avossa, Senior, Professional Writing

                                    Joshua Citron, Senior, Professional Writing

                                    Hailey Clark, Senior, Professional Writing

                                    Alexandra Cummings, Senior, Professional Writing

                                    Heather Fox, Senior, Professional Writing

                                    Rachel Friedman, Senior, Professional Writing

                                    Joshua Hartnett, Senior, Professional Writing

                                    Craig Hoberman, Senior, Professional Writing

                                    Kathryn Monno, Senior, Professional Writing

                                    Meaghan Mulvana, Senior, Professional Writing

                                    Sarah Nickerson, Senior, Professional Writing

                                    Daniel O’Connell, Junior, Professional Writing

                                    Justin O’Hea, Senior, Professional Writing

                                    Jacob Richter, Senior, Professional Writing

                                    Patricia Rosetti, Senior, Professional Writing

                                    Cody Stetzel, Senior, Professional Writing

Faculty Mentors:         Victoria Boynton, Professor, English

                                    David Franke, Professor, English

 

Sperry Center, Room 105

Moderator: Judith Van Buskirk, Associate Professor, History 

History 101, An Entertainment: Waiting for Land Ho!; the Second Thanksgiving; The Signal; The Ladies Declare

Presenters:                  Hugh Anderson, Graduate, History

                                    David Boyle, Senior, History

                                    Andrew Doane, Junior, History

                                    Peter Dohan, Junior, History

                                    Ian Donaghue, Senior, History

                                    Haley Georgia, Senior, History

                                    Claire Leggett, Freshman, History

                                    Hannah Mekeel, Freshman, English

                                    Justin Neretich, Junior, History

                                    Derrick Pratt, Senior, History

                                    Casey Silidjian, Junior, Musical Theater

                                    Ian Tarbania, Senior, History

                                    Ja’Quawn Turner, Sophomore, Economics

                                    Xavier Campbell, Junior, Political Science

                                    Myriam Benincore, Lecturer I, Modern Languages

                                    Laura Gathagan, Assistant Professor, History

                                    Girish Bhat, Professor, History                                   

Faculty Mentor:          Judith Van Buskirk, History

 

Sperry Center, Room 205

Moderator: Christopher McRoberts, Distinguished Professor, Geology;

Director, Undergraduate Research Council 

*Conducting a Needs Assessment of Tribal Children in Kodaikanal India

Presenter:                    Nicole Miller, Senior, Community Health

Faculty Mentor:          Jena Nicols Curtis, Health

*Metabolic Cost of Supported Weight Treadmill Running

Presenter:                    Adam Lowe, Senior, Exercise Science

Faculty Mentor:          James Hokanson, Kinesiology

*Predator-Prey Interactions of Invading Worms

Presenter:                    Allison Osmundsen, Senior, Biology

Faculty Mentor:          Peter Ducey, Biological Sciences

 

* Denotes students who received 2014 Undergraduate Research Council Summer Research

   Fellowships.