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2018
Tuesday, April 24th
12:00 PM

Adipogenesis and the Effect of Saccharin on Transcription Factor PPARy

James Kelly

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Tom Peeler

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Chemical composition of an acetone extract of Vitis riparia

Gustin Reynolds

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Geneive Henry

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Determining the relative effectiveness of different RNAi lines at knocking down the hedgehog signaling pathway in various Drosophila tissues

Cheaney Seiler
Julia Spear

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Pavithra Vivekanand

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Does in-group bias influence the processing of emotional expressions?

Emily Malak
Kelsey Miller

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jennifer Asmuth

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Effects of environmental enrichment on exploratory and foraging behaviors in the wolf spider Pardosa milvina

Kelly Miller
Courtney Purnell

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Matt Persons

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Effects of Student Background and Personality on Academic Success, Campus Involvement, and Life Satisfaction in College

Amanda Gutierrez
Victoria Kasprzak
Tiffany Martin

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Gretchen Lovas

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Female Representation in Legislatures and Their Effect on Social Welfare Policy

Mairead Ruane

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Nick Clark

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Isolating Novel Actinomycetes from Centralia, Pennsylvania Soil

Corinne Weikel

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Tammy Tobin

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Molecularly Imprinted Polymer for the Detection of Esfenvalerate in the Susquehanna River

Caroline Stepanik

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Lou Ann Tom

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presence of Benevolent Racism in College Students and Effects of Extracurricular Involvement

Basil Mokhallalati

Faculty Advisor: Dr. M.L. Koltz

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Race and Reproductive Rights: Eugenic Practices Throughout the 20th Century American History

Kelly Sweeney

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Ed Slavishak

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Restoration of Faces Disfigured during World War I and the Advancement of Maxillofacial Surgery

Brandy Shrawder

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Lynn Palermo

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Role of Sulfur-reducign Bacteria in Acid Mine Drainage and Methylmercury Production

Brian Rothbard

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Tammy Tobin

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Studies towards the total synthesis of Lobophorol A

Summer Hackenburg

Faculty Advisor: Elizabeth Valentin

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Studying the Interactions between DNA and Metal Complexes using Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy

Joann Butkus

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Swarna Basu

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Text Mining Course at Susquehanna University

Matthew Lambdin

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Richard Orwig

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The Effect of Epigallocatechin (ECGC) on Adipogenesis in 3T3-L1 Cells

Rachel Bockol
Sara Ramezzana

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Tom Peeler

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The Effect of Experience On The Prevalence of Change Blindness

Garrett DeWald
Logan Murr

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Samuel Day

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

The Seeds You Sow: Jamie Okuma and the Evolution of Native American Beadwork

Sarah Hixson

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Ashley Busby

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Understanding Student Intentions to Study Abroad in a Pre-departure Context

Rachel Tate

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Shari Jacobson

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Using Long Short Term Memory network to train machine composing Baroque Fugue/Canon.

Yihe Chen

Faculty Advisor: Edisanter Lo

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

4:00 PM

A comparison of five similar headwater streams and a river continuum study in central Pennsylvania during the fall of 2017

Krista Carr

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jack Holt

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Altruistic Helping: Effects of Diversity and Empathy

Jessica Jozefiak
Marybeth Lewis
Emily Rasmussen
Madeline Toohey

Faculty Advisor: M.L. Klotz

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Burrowing and escape responses among riparian and non-riparian populations of wolf spiders

Tara Barbarich
Cutter McMinn
Hailey Shannon
Derek Wilson

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Matthew Persons

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Comparison of Thalidomide Treated Sperm and Treated Artificial Sea Water on L. pictus and S. purpuratus Embryonic Development

Kimberly Chopin
Chelsea Moran

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jan Reichard-Brown

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Consequences of EAB induced Ash mortality on liana abundance and litter-fall

Sarah Oreskovich

Faculty Advisor: Dr. David Matlaga

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Determining the movement efficiency of terrestrial salamanders across aquatic barriers

Jacqueline Meredith

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Tanya Matlaga

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Effect of Low Pressure on Ovarian development in Drosophila melanogaster

Eric Martine
Nikell Rhyder
Helana Supsic
Jonah Winakor

Faculty Advisor: Dr. David Richard

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Elevated soil temperatures from a Pennsylvania coal mine fire are associated with the altered presence of antibiotic resistance, cell wall biosynthesis, and quorum sensing genes

Brooke Grill

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Tammy Tobin

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Forget the Stress: Retrograde Amnesia for Restraint Enhances Extinction Learning

Leigh Ann Greenwald
Una Heinzelring

Faculty Advisor: Dr. James Briggs

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Identifying a Potentially Novel Microbiospora Species from Centralia, PA Through Physiological and Genetic Comparisons of Closely Related Species

Desiree Furbert

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Tammy Tobin

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Impact of Parenting Styles and Future Care-giving Decisions

Annamaria Rudderow

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Helen Kiso

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Instagram versus Finstagram: Possible Differences in Motivations and Personality

Brooke Kohler
Emily Malak
Gabriela Marrero
Gabriella Nirenberchik

Faculty Advisor: M.L. Klotz

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Investigation of the Effects of Gestational Programing of Tyrosine Hydroxylase Expression in the Reward Pathway

Laura Maxwell
Danielle Ramsey

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Erin Rhinehart

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Lethal and Sublethal Effects of Cedar Oil Derivatives on Wolf Spiders

Kevin Hamm
Elise Wetzel

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Matt Persons

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Migration in Africa: Evaluating Migrant Population

Anna Yurkova

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Michele DeMary

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Parenting Styles in Relation to Contingencies of Self-Worth, Self-Esteem, and Deviant Behavior

Madeline Albert
Shannon Costa
Gretchen Hintze
Makenzie Stroup

Faculty Advisor: M.L. Klotz

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Sex differences in the effects of acute ethanol treatment on the mesolimbic dopamine system in mice

Justice Bufford
Janeily Perez

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Erin Rhinehart

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Synthesis, Characterization and Spectroscopic Comparisons of tris(3-phenylpyrazolyl)borato Zinc(II) and Nickel(II) Semiquinonate Complexes Derived From In Situ Oxidation of Parent Catecholate Complexes

Chandler Cox

Faculty Advisor: William Dougherty

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Effects of Birth Order, Personality, and Parenting Styles on Procrastination in College Students

Cassandra Coombs
Gina Falzarano
Cassandra Griffiths
Jessica Juhlin

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Gretchen Lovas

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Effects of Caffeine on Insulin Resistant 3T3-L1 Adipocytes

Jillian Batten
Kristen Kaytes

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Tom Peeler

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Impact of Clothing and Hair Styles on the Formation of First Impressions

Julia Cote

Faculty Advisor: M.L. Klotz

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Impact of Exercise on Risk-Taking Behavior and Object Recognition in Rats

Alex Blankinship
Sophia Francisco

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Kathleen Bailey

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Variation in total mercury content of spiders from coal-impacted areas in Central Pennsylvania

Tara Barbarich
Cutter McMinn
Hailey Shannon

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Matthew Persons

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

5:00 PM

A Green Chemistry Alternative to Toluene in an Organic Acid Partition Teaching Lab Experiment

Devyn Pulliam

Faculty Advisor: Wade Johnson

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Benthic Macroinvertebrate Response to Variation in Yearly Fall Discharge of The Upper Main Stem of the Susquehanna River

David Colton
Altan Ernesti
Kristopher Gildein
Marta Mendez

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jack Holt

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Coffee, Bees, and Climate Change

Sarah Oreskovich

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Kathy Straub

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Conservation Status and Taxonomy of the Eastern Coyote (Canis latrans) of Eastern North America

Olivia Cohenour

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Carlos Iudica

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Correlation Between Altered VEGF Signaling & Abnormal Skeletogenesis as a Result of Thalidomide Exposure in Developing Sea Urchin Embryos

Alexis Aument
James Tsilionis

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jan Reichard-Brown

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Effectiveness of Eliciting EGFR Loss-of-function Phenotypes Upon Expression of RNA Interference in Drosophila

Brandy Shrawder

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Pavithra Vivekanand

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Evidence for sustained hyperpycnal flow in the Upper Devonian Trimmers Rock Formation- Watts Twp., PA

Zachary Zega

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jennifer Elick

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Growth as a mechanism of defense in Phaseolus lunatus

Kaitlyn Musser

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Alissa Packer

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

How Will Climate Change Impact Local Streams

Savannah Rhoads

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Johnathan Niles

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Mental Health in Education: How Does my Mental Health Help or Hinder my Work in the Classroom?

Kayla Schneider

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Sarah Moore

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Microwave-Assisted Hydrogenations Using Frustrated Lewis Pairs

Yilan Miao

Faculty Advisor: Elizabeth Valentin

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Oskar Schindler, John Rabe, and Chiune Sugihara And Their Memory Reflected in Memoirs, Films and Education

Christiana Gianetta

Faculty Advisor: Dr. David Imhoof

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Paleoecological analysis of shell beds from the Trimmers Rock Formation (Upper Devonian- Frasnian) along PA State Route 322

Hannah Yaeger

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jennifer Elick

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Photocatalytic Degradation of Common Pharmaceuticals

Sydney Bard

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Lou Ann Tom

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Predator Kill Zones: Wolf spiders chemically detect where a predator has killed a conspecific and respond adaptively

Eric Pressler
Darren Wright

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Matthew Persons

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Preliminary Identification of Volatiles Produced by the Nursery Web Spider Pisaurina Mira

Aminah Muhammad

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Lou Ann Tom

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Retrograde Amnesia for a UCS Preexposure Memory

Alexa Iannitelli

Faculty Advisor: Dr. James Briggs

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Synthesis of oxobutanoate-substituted carvacrol and thymol derivatives as potential antibacterial agents

Allison Graybill

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Geneive Henry

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Synthesis of Thujone Derivatives as Potential Antibacterial Agents

Emily Castner

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Geneive Henry

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Technology in Education

Julie Kreutzer

Faculty Advisor: Sarah Edwards Moore

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

The Effect of Drought Stress and Herbivory on VOC Emission in Phaseolus lunatus (Lima Bean): a Qualitative Analysis

Peyton Klembara

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Alissa Packer

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

The effect of single and multiple predator cues on survival, foraging and antipredator responses of the wolf spider, Pardosa milvina

Tristan Campbell
Brynn Hainey
Hailey Shannon

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Matthew Persons

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

The Effect of Transition Metal Counter Ions on the Structure of Janus Head Ligands in Nickel-and Copper-Based Inorganic Compounds

Hailing Cao

Faculty Advisor: William Dougherty

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

The Effects of Parental Involvement in Education

Kelsey Kline

Faculty Advisor: Dr. David McLaughlin

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM