Undergraduate Science Research Symposium

Celebrating 24 years of undergraduate research in the sciences and mathematics, the Charles Center's annual Undergraduate Science Symposium will be held on Friday, February 23, 2018 in the Sadler Center. Poster presentations will take place from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM in Tidewaters A & B. Oral presentations will be held in the York Room between 11:00 AM and 4:30 PM. All Science Symposium sessions are open to the public. Light refreshments will be served at the poster session.

2018 Science Symposium Schedule
Oral Presentations
Location | York Room 
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Daniel Speer | Accessing Possible Cannabinoids Through an Alkynyl-Prins Cyclization

Katelyn Rennyson Relationship Between Injury and Spirituality in Pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago 

Alicia Remington  | Analysis of Photoproduction of Charged Kaons

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Nathan Super | Light Entanglement through Four-Wave Mixing in Rubidium for the Generation of Polarization Bell States

Christine Folks & Sophia Palia | Anthropogenic Noise Affects Social Structure and Antipredator Behavior in Songbirds 

Devin Jones | pH Tolerance and Luminosity in Vibrio fischeri  

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Ethan Jones | Modular Control of Expression Speed using Orthogonal Protein Degradation 

Kalen Clifton | Insulation Bias? - A Characterization of the Impact of the Genetic Insulator RiboJ on Protein and mRNA Abundance 

Ronald Cutler | Homeolog Regulation in the Allotetraploid Frog Xenopus Laevis 

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Morgan Bucknor & Thomas Embry | Time Course of Antioxidant and Vascular Function in Rat Aortas Following Acute, Exhaustive Exercise  

Maddie Brightbill & Yahya Yaziji | Long and Short Term Responses of Asclepias Species to Manipulation of Fire, Grazing, and Nutrient Treatments

Carolina May Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Storm Water Ponds

Poster Presentations
Location | Tidewaters A&B
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM 

Annalise Ajmani & Wade Fritzeen | Velocity Map Imaging of UV-Photolyzed ortho-Nitrophenol

Zachary Baldwin | Exclusive Pi-zero Production and Compton Scattering at GlueX

Ruth Beaver | Single-Sided NMR and Differential Scanning Calorimetry Measurements of Traditional and Water-Mixable Oil Paints

Madeline Belesimo, Kristyn Long & Baldeep Mann | Psychosocial Outcomes Associated with Cognitive and Emotion Regulation Strategies

Aaryan Bhandari | The Effect of Psychopathology on Recovery after Trier Social Stress Test

Anne Blackwell | AC Skin Effect Across a Rectangular Metal Sheet

Sarah BredenkampElectrophilic Activation and Domino Reaction of Arylated Propargylic Alcohols Toward Naphthyl(aryl)iodonium salts

Alexandra Cramer | Timelike Compton Scattering in the GlueX Experiment at Jefferson Lab

Alyssa Eversmeyer | Regional Challenges and Resources in the Reentry of the Formerly Incarcerated and Mentally Ill

Ashley Forthuber | The Effects of Gender Pairings on the Invisibility Cloak Illusion

Holly Funkhouser | Effects of Red Funnels on the Catch of Blue Crabs and the Bycatch of Diamondback Terrapins

Angelique Gordon & Amna Baloul | The Use of Restraints on Pregnant Incarcerated Women: Who is Shackled and What are the Effects?

Madeline Hamborg & Jung Huh | Mu Suppression to Others’ Pain as a Function of Participants’ Autistic Traits and Targets’ Racial Group

Catherine Harvey & Rui YinSumo-Targeting of a Stress-Tolerant Sumo Protease

Ryan Johnstone & Linh Quan | Testing Antimicrobial Peptides in Yeast

Anna Kenan & Jiajia Chen | The Role of ArsR in the Acid Regulation of Helicobacter pylori

Ariana Kuhnsman & Nicole Garvin | Live Cell Imaging of Drosophila Melanogaster Stem Cell Niche Formation

Joseph Lee & Changen Pan | Imaging the dynamics of CH2BrI Photodissociation in the Near Ultra-Violet Region

Mengting Lei
| Email Apprehension: An Analogy to Phone Apprehension

Benedict LenhartQuantifying Quorum Sensing in Yeast

Jake Leonard | Family's Role in Resilience: A Qualitative Study

Ansley Levine | Water Quality of William and Mary Ponds: Monitoring Crim Dell, Grim Dell, and Swem Dell

Shuhan Li | Effects of Aging and Endurance Training on Neuromuscular Junction Structure

LeAnn Lo | RNA-Seq Analysis in a Polyploid Model System

Alyssa Luz-Ricca | Education Outreach in iGEM

Phoebe Mariam | Steaks and Stilettos: Do We Associate Genders to Food?

Andrew Mattei | Mk-STYX Alters Localization Dynamics of Autophagosomes and Phenotypic Dynamics of Lysosomes

Colleen McBrideA Comparison of Sediment Traps in Relation to Pteropod Shell Length Along the Western Antarctic Peninsula 

Katie McCormack | Analysis of Chinmo Regulation and Stem Cell Sex Maintenace

Daniel McNeil | Impact of Flipped-Classroom Exercises on Large Organic Chemistry Classes

Brianna Meeks | Contrasting the Genetic Architecture of Plastic Adherence in Two Clinical Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Isolates

Callan Monette | Modular Control of Gene Expression Speed Using Protein Degradation Tags

Jane Jeongeun Oh | Effects of Endurance Training on Myofiber Profiles of Young and Aged Rats

Joshua Panganiban | The Denitrification of the Crim Dell

Alexandra Payne & Abigail Davidson | Viral Community Dynamics and Composition Across Time and Space in Lotic Ecosystems  

Christopher Piatkowski & Alexis Sedgwick | The Purification of SUMO-Binding, Cell-Permeable Fusion Proteins

Naa-Kwarley Quartey & Robert Korb UV Photolysis Dynamics of Nitrobenzene to Nitric Oxide Radicals

Rebecca Quinn & Chloe Mapes | Bacteriophage Decay: Quantifying the Loss of Infectivity over Time in the Absence of a Host

Julia Raney | The Gateway to Higher Education: How Gender and Socioeconomic Status Affect Scores on College Entrance Exams

Charith Ratnayake & Sabrina BraceroThe Effect of Ttyh1 Perturbation on Neural Differentiation 

Ann Rydberg, Courtney Check, Maggie Hollingsworth, Tyler Treakle, Matthew Dungan, Molly Ryan, Callum Goulding & Amanda Windley | Temporal Analysis of Threats Causing Species Endangerment in the U.S.  

Grace SoliniEnvironmental Perturbation and its Effects on Developing Xenopus Embryos 

Ben Swack | MK-STYX-induced PC-12 Neurites are Dopaminergeric

Alexandra Tolleson | Vibrio Fischeri Life Expectancy in a Shaking Cell Culture

Hannah Tufts | Effects of Aging and Endurance Training on Muscle Active Zones

Hana Warner, Ravn Jenkins & Kangning Yang | Atomic Magnetometry

Amelia Wheaton | [RPy][CuI2] (R=alkyl, Py = pyridine or pyridine derivative) Systems – A Structural Study

August Williams | Characteristics of Polarized Helium-3 Targets

Emily XuNematodes with Spermatogonia? The Curious Case of A. rhodensis

Zihan Yang | Effect of Mindfulness On College Students' Well-Being

Hangwei ZhuangDiameter of Cayley Graph of Finite Symmetric Groups