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Schedule of Events

Transformations: A Student Research and Creativity Conference

Friday, April 8, 2016

Please note: Classes will be in session as normally scheduled on Friday, April 8.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

12:30-1:30 p.m.

Bowers Hall, Room 1129

"The World of Scholarship and Scholarship in the World: Life After Cortland"

John Ryder ’73, Ph.D.

 

Sperry Center:

1:45-2:30 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

 

CONCURRENT SESSIONS I

1:45-2:30 p.m.

Sperry Center, Room 104

Moderator: Jena Nicols Curtis, Associate Professor, Health

Project Based Learning on Water for Elementary School Students

Presenter:                    Rachel Bayer, Junior, Childhood/Early Childhood Education

Faculty Mentor:          Timothy Conner, Geology

Investigation in India: A Needs Assessment at Olavina Halli Rehabilitation and Nursing Centre

Presenter:                    Susan Burnett, Graduate, Health

Faculty Mentor:          Jena Nicols Curtis, Health

Factors Judges Consider when Determining the Admissibility of Psychological Autopsies into Criminal and Civil Proceedings

Presenters:                 Morghen Axtell, Senior, Psychology

                                   Juliana Muller, Senior, Psychology

Faculty Mentor:       Karen M. Davis, Psychology

Sperry Center, Room 304

Moderator: Judith Van Buskirk, Associate Professor, History

Research in History: The Resonance of the Past

Presenters:                  Emily Funiciello, Junior, History-Adolescence Education Social Studies

                                    Steven Hernandez, Senior, History and Criminology

                                    Sydney Carlucci, Junior, History

Faculty Mentors:         Gigi Peterson, History

                                    Girish Bhat, History

                                    Randi Storch, History

POSTER SESSION A

2:30-3 p.m.

Sperry Center, 1st Floor Hallway

Defining a Species in the Arisaema triphyllum Complex

Presenter:                    Elise Sedlacek, Junior, Biology

Faculty Mentor:          Steven B. Broyles, Biological Sciences 

Germination of Seeds Treated with Methylotrophic Bacteria

Presenter:                    Brandon Williams, Junior, Conservation Biology

Faculty Mentor:          Steven B. Broyles, Biological Sciences

Hoxie Gorge Floral Diversity and Pollination Syndromes

Presenters:                  Kelly Russo, Senior, Adolescence Education Biology

                                    Giovanni Stillone, Senior, Biology

                                    Caitlin Niederhofer, Senior, Conservation Biology

                                    Brenden Cummings, Senior, Conservation Biology

                                    Andrew DellaVilla, Senior, Conservation Biology

Faculty Mentor:          Steven B. Broyles, Biological Sciences                       

Neuroprotective Effect of Stem Cells

Presenter:                    Joseph Hannett, Junior, Biology

Faculty Mentor:          Theresa Curtis, Biological Sciences

Benefits of Enrichment in Captive Reptiles Sauromalus obesus and Crotaphytus bicinctores

Presenter:                    Madison Fischl, Senior, Biology

Faculty Mentor:          Peter K. Ducey, Biological Sciences                       

Overexpression, Purification, and Kinetic Characterization of Campylobacter jejuni Agmatine Deiminase

Presenters:                  Devin Stives, Senior, Biology

                                    Devon Dattmore, Senior, Biology and Biochemistry

Faculty Mentor:          Katherine Hicks, Chemistry 

Road Salt and Its Effects on River Water Chemistry in Cortland, New York

Presenters:                  Christy Donker, Senior, Geology

                                    Matthew Chase, Senior, Geology

Faculty Mentor:          Li Jin, Geology 

Environmental Enrichment Reduces Stress-Induced Relapse over Protracted Withdrawal Periods

in Ethanol Taking Rats

Presenters:                  Makenzie Schrader, Junior, Biomedical Sciences

                                    Elizabeth Claire Toal, Senior, Psychology

                                    Amanda Shaw, Senior, Psychology

                                    Margaret Mengucci, Senior, Biology

Faculty Mentor:          Joshua Peck, Psychology

Developing Gross Motor Skill Analysis of Physical Education Teacher Candidates Using Online Mastery-based Modules: Comparing Different Groups

Presenters:                  Bryan Nardo, Senior, Physical Education

                                    Nicholas Vachon, Junior, Physical Education

Faculty Mentors:         Helena Baert, Physical Education

                                    Matthew Madden, Physical Education 

Developing Gross Motor Skill Analysis of Physical Education Teacher Candidates Using Online Mastery-based Modules: Control vs Experimental Group

Presenters:                  Kayla Hampton, Senior, Physical Education

                                    Renee Walker, Junior, Physical Education

                                    Lauren Vaughan, Senior, Physical Education

Faculty Mentors:         Helena Baert, Physical Education

                                    Matthew Madden, Physical Education 

*Developing and Optimizing a Proteomic Analysis for an Anaerobic Bioreactor Microbiome

Presenters:                  Michelle McGinnis, Senior, Biochemistry

                                    Dylan Kahlstorf, Senior, Biochemistry

Faculty Mentor:          Jeffrey Werner, Chemistry 

*Synthesis of Nickel-POCOP Pincer Ligand Complexes for Catalytic Hydrophosphination Reactions

Presenter:                    Joseph Kraai, Senior, Biochemistry and Chemistry

Faculty Mentor:          Andrew Roering, Chemistry

* Denotes students who received 2015 Undergraduate Research Council Summer Research

   Fellowships.

CONCURRENT SESSIONS II

3-4 p.m.

Sperry Center, Room 104

Moderator: Raymond D. Collings, Associate Professor, Psychology

Overview of The Study Place Project (TSP2): Rationale and Hypotheses

Presenters:                  Elizabeth Claire Toal, Senior, Psychology

                                    Shannon Braddick, Senior, Psychology

                                    Jeremy A. Collings, accepted 2016, Conservation Biology

Faculty Mentor:          Raymond D. Collings, Psychology 

The Study Place Project (TSP2): Designing the Ideal Study Environment

Presenter:                    Riki Ann Martinez, Senior, Psychology

Faculty Mentor:          Raymond D. Collings, Psychology 

The Study Place Project (TSP2): Participant and Mentor Recruitment

Presenters:                  Siobhan O’Donnell, Senior, Exercise Science

                                    Lori Lesson, Senior, Psychology

                                    Jennifer Davis, Junior, Psychology

                                    Andrew Billups, Graduate Fall 2015, Psychology

Faculty Mentor:          Raymond D. Collings, Psychology 

The Study Place Project (TSP2): Project Protocols

Presenter:                    Megan Whitbeck, Senior, Psychology

Faculty Mentor:          Raymond D. Collings, Psychology                                               

Sperry Center, Room 105

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

Case Study: Using the Alter-G Treadmill with Over-Weight Patients that are at Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

Presenter:                    Allison DiSanto, Senior, Exercise Science                               

Faculty Mentor:          Deborah Van Langen, Kinesiology 

Acute Changes to Foot Strike Pattern Effects on the Biomechanics and Ground Reaction Forces in Collegiate Recreational Runners

Presenter:                    Patrick Brown, Senior, Exercise Science

Faculty Mentors:         Jeffrey Bauer, Kinesiology

                                    Frank Rossi, Chemistry, Honors Program 

SUNY Cortland Student Life Center’s Impact on Student Recruitment, Satisfaction, and Success

Presenters:                  Danielle Del Amo, Graduate, Recreation/Therapeutic Recreation

                                    Braden Watson, Graduate, Recreation/Environmental & Outdoor Education

                                    Ian White, Graduate, Recreation/Environmental & Outdoor Education

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

Nature Relatedness, Sense of Place, and Well-being in Outdoor Pursuits Trip Groups

Presenter:                    Ashlee Boughton, Senior, Therapeutic Recreation

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

Sperry Center, Room 106

Moderator: Christa Chatfield, Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences 

The Efficacy in Using Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus as a Disinfectant for Water Systems Infected with Legionella pneumophila

Presenter:                    Kadeeja Fredankey, Senior, Biomedical Sciences

Faculty Mentor:          Christa Chatfield, Biological Sciences 

Phyllosilicates and the Indirect Detection of Extrasolar Water

Presenter:                    Anthony Terzolo, Senior, Mathematics/Physics and Computer Science

Faculty Mentor:          Melissa Morris, Physics

Sperry Center, Room 205

Moderator: Christopher McRoberts, Distinguished Professor, Geology;

Director, Undergraduate Research Council 

*Hypothesis of Earthworm Invasion in North America

Presenter:                    Anna Grygiel, Junior, Biology and English

Faculty Mentor:          Peter K. Ducey, Biological Sciences 

*Predicting Catalyst Formation and Efficiency Using Computational Chemistry

Presenter:                    Matthew C. Ellis, Senior, Chemistry

Faculty Mentor:          Karen Downey, Chemistry

*When One is Not Enough: A Qualitative Exploration of Nonmarital Childbirth among Low-Income Single Mothers

Presenter:                    Sarah Kelleher, Senior, Sociology

Faculty Mentor:          Stephen Halebsky, Sociology/Anthropology                                   

* Denotes students who received 2015 Undergraduate Research Council Summer Research

   Fellowships.

Sperry Center, Room 304

Moderator: Timothy Delaune, Assistant Professor, Political Science 

Moot Court Oral Argument Demonstration: Kedesh College and A.R.H. v. United States

Presenters:                  Taylor Cain, Senior, Political Science

                                    Kevon Pile, Junior, Criminology

                                    Caitlyn Buckman, Senior, Criminology

                                    Lindsay Pope, Senior, Political Science

Faculty Mentor:          Timothy Delaune, Political Science

Sperry Center, Room 305

Moderator: Jennifer Drake, Academic Tutor, Academic Support & Achievement Program 

Winners of the SUNY Cortland 2015 Outstanding Writing Awards 

The Changing Sands

Presenter:                    Matthew Castoral, Junior, Professional Writing         

Faculty Mentor:          Victoria Boynton, English

The Business of Balconies

Presenter:                    Sara Sampson, Junior, Professional Writing

Faculty Mentor:          Mario Hernandez, English 

Bohemia

Presenter:                    Sara Sampson, Junior, Professional Writing

Faculty Mentor:          Lorraine Berry, NeoVox 

The Beat Generation as a Spiritual Movement

Presenter:                    Derrick Pratt, Senior, History-Adolescence Education Social Studies

Faculty Mentor:          Judith Van Buskirk, History 

The Misunderstood

Presenter:                    Jordan Wesley, Sophomore, Biology

Faculty Mentor:          Emmanuel Nelson, English 

Is It Lit?

Presenter:                    Hannah Mekeel, Senior, English

Faculty Mentor:          Kevin Rutherford, English 

For the Birds

Presenter:                    Hannah Mekeel, Senior, English

Faculty Mentor:          Kevin Rutherford, English

POSTER SESSION B

4-4:30 p.m.

Sperry Center, 1st Floor Hallway 

Dispersal Behavior of the Cactus Caterpillar Cactoblastis cactorum on a Non-host Substrate

Presenter:                    Ryan Young, Sophomore, Biological Sciences

Faculty Mentor:          Terrence D. Fitzgerald, Biological Sciences 

The Comparative Response of Cactoblastis Caterpillars to Chemical Components of the Mandibular Glands

Presenter:                    Katelyn Meyer, Senior, Biology

Faculty Mentor:          Terrence D. Fitzgerald, Biological Sciences 

Hoxie Gorge Host Plants and Butterfly/Moth Diversity

Presenters:                  William Mars, Senior, Biology

                                    Kathleen Dutcher, Graduate, Adolescence Education Biology

                                    Stephen Jao, Senior, Conservation Biology

                                    Adam Hocking, Senior, Conservation Biology

                                    Dominick Zeppetella, Senior, Conservation Biology

Faculty Mentor:          Steven Broyles, Biological Sciences

Characterization of Host Factors Used by JC Polyomavirus for Successful Infection of Cells

Presenter:                    Brian Kipp, Senior, Biomedical Sciences

Faculty Mentor:          Christian Nelson, Biological Sciences 

Identification of Key Immune System Components in the Recognition and Prevention of JC Polyomavirus Infection

Presenter:                    Michelle Adamovich, Senior, Biomedical Sciences

Faculty Mentor:          Christian Nelson, Biological Sciences 

Identification of JC Polyomavirus (JCPyV) Intracellular Pathways Through the Use of Antiviral Compound Treatment

Presenter:                    Joshua Rosansky, Senior, Biomedical Sciences

Faculty Mentor:          Christian Nelson, Biological Sciences 

Computational Modeling for Synthetic Design: From Precursors to Catalysts

Presenter:                    Laura Patrick, Senior, Biochemistry

Faculty Mentor:          Karen Downey, Chemistry 

The Utility of Psychological Autopsies in Court Proceedings: Ethical Concerns and Recommendations for Best Practice

Presenters:                  Juliana Muller, Senior, Psychology

                                    Morghen Axtell, Senior, Psychology

Faculty Mentor:          Karen M. Davis, Psychology 

Cortical Activity Measured by Electroencephalography during Behavioral Observation as a Predictor of Accuracy in Personality Judgment

Presenters:                  Jennifer Scheu, Senior, Psychology

                                    Lindsey Bowen, Senior, Psychology

                                    Christy Brewer, Junior, Psychology

                                    Alyssa Cino, Junior, Psychology

                                    Lindsey LeClair, Junior, Psychology

                                    Frederik Tremblay, Senior, Psychology

                                    Megan Whitbeck, Senior, Psychology

Faculty Mentor:          Leslie Eaton, Psychology

Psychosocial Correlates of Patterns of Cortical Activity during Four Electroencephalography Testing Protocols

Presenters:                  Stefania Buta, Junior, Psychology

                                    Nadia Amin, Senior, Psychology

                                    Candice Jaimungal, Junior, Psychology

                                    Jessi Barton, Junior, Psychology

                                    Jessica Herbst, Graduate 2015, Psychology

                                    Jeremy Collings, Freshman, Liberal Arts and Science

Faculty Mentor:          Leslie Eaton, Psychology

Do ADHD Screenings Affect College Students’ ADHD Symptoms?

Presenters:                  Melissa Lepkowski, Senior, Psychology/Sociology

                                    Mikayla Drymond, Senior, Psychology

Faculty Mentor:          Benjamin J. Lovett, Psychology

Action Research in Professional Development Schools: Improving Teaching and Learning in the Elementary Classroom: PDS I: Homer Intermediate & Junior High Schools

Presenters, Poster I:    Megan Alo, Graduate, MST Childhood Education

                                    Sara Bulman, Graduate, MST Childhood Education

                                    Amanda Rudy, Graduate, MST Childhood Education

                                    Grace Tryon Wahlberg, Graduate, MST Childhood Education

                                    Adrianne Wood, Graduate, MST Childhood Education                                

Presenters, Poster II:   Julianna Bertoni, Graduate, MST Childhood Education

                                    Krista Caputo, Graduate, MST Childhood Education

                                    Christopher Cook, Graduate, MST Childhood Education

                                    Cayla DiSalvo, Graduate, MST Childhood Education

                                    John Weilert, Graduate, MST Childhood Education

Action Research in Professional Development Schools: Improving Teaching and Learning in the Elementary Classroom: PDS II: Dryden Elementary School

Presenters:                  Mollie Church, Graduate, MST Childhood Education

                                    Ashley Ingrassia, Graduate, MST Childhood Education

                                    Nicole Lopes, Graduate, MST Childhood Education

                                    Cassandra Mack, Graduate, MST Childhood Education

                                    James Reynolds, Graduate, MST Childhood Education

                                    Miranda Schreiber Annette, Graduate, MST Childhood Education

Faculty Mentors:         Cynthia J. Benton, Childhood/Early Childhood Education

                                    Kimberly Rombach, Childhood/Early Childhood Education

CONCURRENT SESSIONS III

4:30-5:30 p.m.

Sperry Center, Room 104

Moderator: Nikolay Karkov, Assistant Professor, Philosophy 

Franz Fanon’s Critique of Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s Corporeal Schema

Presenter:                    Mackenzie Pish, Senior, Political Science

Faculty Mentor:          Nikolay Karkov, Philosophy     

Behind the Veil: The Exclusivity of Social Contract Theory and Why We Can Do Better

Presenter:                    Meghan Peysson, Junior, Social Philosophy

Faculty Mentor:          Nikolay Karkov, Philosophy 

What It’s Like to Be a Woman

Presenter:                    Sabrina Nunez, Sophomore, Speech and Hearing Science

Faculty Mentor:          Nikolay Karkov, Philosophy               

Sperry Center, Room 105

Moderator: Henry Steck, Distinguished Service Professor, Political Science

The Implications for Spain and the EU, Should Catalonia Succeed in its Effort to Secede from Spain

Presenter:                    Stephen Best, Senior, Political Science

Faculty Mentor:          Henry Steck, Political Science 

The Regulation of FIFA as a Corporation Operating within the European Union

Presenter:                    Vincent Greco, Senior, Sport Management

Faculty Mentor:          Henry Steck, Political Science 

A Proposal for EU Member States to Work Together to Assist Refugees and Migrants and Protect Human and Economic Rights

Presenter:                    Chijioke Ezenyilimba, Junior, Political Science

Faculty Mentor:          Henry Steck, Political Science 

The EU Single Market: Looking Forward or Losing Hope in Light with the Euro-Crisis

Presenter:                    Michael Braun, Junior, Political Science

Faculty Mentor:          Henry Steck, Political Science

Sperry Center, Room 106

Moderator: Steven B. Broyles, Professor, Biological Sciences 

The Effects of Hoxie Gorge Soil Leachate on Seed Germination and Growth of Butterflyweed (Asclepias tuberosa)

Presenter:                    Adam Hocking, Senior, Conservation Biology

Faculty Mentor:          Steven B. Broyles, Biological Sciences 

An Introduction to Outdoor Pursuits

Presenter:                    Mary McNally, Senior, Outdoor Recreation/Leadership

Faculty Mentor:          Jason Harcum, Recreational Sports 

I Can Do It – You Can Do It: Adapted Physical Education at SUNY Cortland

Presenters:                  Chris Faro, Graduate, Physical Education

                                    Brooke Demarco, Graduate, Physical Education

Faculty Mentors:         Timothy D. Davis, Physical Education

                                    Alexis L. Abdo, Physical Education; Sensory Integration Motor Sensory Lab  

Sperry Center, Room 204

Moderator: David Franke, Professor, English

Writing as Inquiry

Presenters:                  Nofar Almog-Mizrahi, Senior, Professional Writing

                                    Samuel Bloomquist, Senior, Professional Writing

                                    Kaitlyn Considine, Senior, Professional Writing

                                    Jessica Francisco, Senior, Professional Writing

                                    Joshua Knoll, Senior, Professional Writing

                                    Brett Lowry, Senior, Professional Writing

                                    Brianna Melanson, Senior, Professional Writing

                                    Ashleigh Pitcher, Senior, Professional Writing

                                    Grady Thompson, Senior, Professional Writing

                                    Bridgette Thurman, Senior, Professional Writing

Faculty Mentor:          David Franke, English

Sperry Center, Room 205

Moderator: Christopher McRoberts, Distinguished Professor, Geology;

Director, Undergraduate Research Council 

*GDP-D-mannose 3,5-epimerase, An Enzyme Involved in the Synthesis of Ascorbic Acid

(aka Vitamin C) in Plants

Presenter:                    Devon Dattmore, Senior, Biology/Chemistry

Faculty Mentor:          Patricia L. Conklin, Biological Sciences 

* Inhibiting Biofilm Colonization of Legionella pneumophila, the Bacterial Agent of Legionnaires Disease, to Reduce Human Exposure

Presenter:                    Jenna Zaia, Senior, Biomedical Sciences

Faculty Mentor:          Christa Chatfield, Biological Sciences 

*Environmental Enrichment Reduces Stress-Induced Relapse over Protracted Withdrawal Periods in    Ethanol Taking Rats

Presenter:                    Elizabeth Claire Toal, Senior, Psychology

Faculty Mentor:          Joshua Peck, Psychology 

*“Lesbianing Together”: Media Images of Women in Orange is the New Black

Presenter:                    Meghan Kocijanski, Senior, Criminology

Faculty Mentor:          Anna Curtis, Sociology/Anthropology  

* Denotes students who received 2015 Undergraduate Research Council Summer Research

   Fellowships. 

Sperry Center, Room 304

Moderator: Shufang Shi Strause, Associate Professor, Childhood/Early Childhood Education 

Creativity, Reflection, and Ownership – A Pre-service Teacher’s ePortfolio Experience

Presenter:                    Alexis Vilceus, Senior, Childhood/Early Childhood Education

Faculty Mentor:          Shufang Shi Strause, Childhood/Early Childhood Education 

Digital Storytelling – Using Free Web 2.0 Tools and Mobile Apps to Engage Young Learners

Presenters:                  Elizabeth Moshkowski, Senior, Childhood/Early Childhood Education

                                    Shelby North, Senior, Childhood/Early Childhood Education

Faculty Mentor:          Shufang Shi Strause, Childhood/Early Childhood Education

                       

 

 

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