Summer Research Showcase

2018 Summer Research Showcase Schedule

The Summer Research Showcase is the Charles Center's annual undergraduate research event. The Showcase provides students who received summer research funding from the Charles Center a chance to present their work. All are welcome to come check out the exciting research being done by William & Mary undergraduates!

*All poster presentations will take place in Swem Library [the Research Room]. Oral presentations will take place in Swem Library [Ford Classroom]* 

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Thursday, September 27
ORAL PRESENTATIONS | Swem Library, The Ford Classroom | 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
  • Ali Yachnes, Music Composition with Long Short-Term Memory Recurrent Neural Networks
  • Lauren KohoutTrends & Relationships in Broadway Theater and Movie Musical Revenue
  • Matthew BakerA Summer of Sea Grass, Snails, and Sludge
11:00 - 12:00 p.m.
  • Nathaniel Anderson, A World I Do not Desire: Ethical Egoism and the Repugnant Conclusion
  • Shreya MandavaGenetic Variants of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Chela Aufderheide,  Théâtre de Guerre: Political and Theatrical Representations of the 1793 Siege of Toulon
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.  
  • Allison GreendayFood Insecurity in Local Communities: Henrico Case Study
  • Matt LevinsonVenture Capital Funding of Clean Energy Startups
  • Leah Roemer, Barriers to Health and Wellness for Senegalese Women
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.  
  • Katherine Armstrong, Place and Space in Healing and Memory
POSTER SESSION ONE | Swem Library, The Research Room | 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • Layanne Abu-Bader, The Magic of Realism: An Exploration of the Technique Behind Magical Realism
  • Nana Amoh, Investigation of Embryonic Plasticity Through Anterior-Posterior Perturbations and Gene Cloning
  • Neeraja Aravindan, How to Health Care: A Comparative Analysis of the United States and Denmark
  • Heather Baier, Developing a model for predicting groundwater availability in Chaguite, Nicargua
  • Sabrina Bracero, Sphingosine 1-Phosphate Gradient Regulation During Inflammation  
  • Ethan Brown, Analyzing the Panera Theory Utilizing Stata
  • Nicole Carrillo, Research in Renewable Energy: Germany vs. The United States
  • Cheng Chen, Predicting and Quantifying the Effects of Job Outsourcing in the United States
  • Leslie Davis, Words as Data: Investigating the Language of the Women’s Liberation Movement at W&M  
  • Gustavo Espinosa, Identity, Humor, and Offense—Exploring and Understanding Cards Against Humanity
  • Jessica Fleury, What Genes are potentially involved in the organogenesis and/or maintenance of the Drosophila testis stem cell niche
  • Sara Franklin-Gillette, The Role of Friend Emotion Socialization in Adolescent Aggressive Behavior  
  • Alec Friedman, Killer Toxins, Social interactions, and mat biofilm formation in yeast
  • Rebecca Gaborek, Gardens beneath the Ash: Contextualizing Natural Imagery within Pompeii’s Urban Fabric
  • Elizabeth Gallary, Picky Eating During Childhood and the Role of Sensory Factors in Food Acceptance
  • Catherine Harvey, Looking at the Structure and Function of Ulp1
  • Sungbum Hong, GPU Research
  • Alexis Jenkins, Changing Environments and Cultural Shifts through Fishery Practices on the Pamunkey Indian Reservation in Virginia
  • Erin Kitchens, Interaction between locals and asylum seekers in Siena, Italy
  • Giannette Kokkoris, The Impact of Stress on Child Health in Impoverished Communities 
  • Nicolas LaGamma, Augmented Reality: Evolving Personal Computing Devices
  • Rachel Layko, Resiliency to Climate Change in the Dominican Republic
  • Ziqi Lei, A Correlational Study of Individualism, Conscientiousness and Job Satisfaction  
  • Polly Lynch, Investigating Dye-Sensitized Photocatalysis Using Single Molecule Spectroscopy
  • Becca Merriman-Goldring, SERS Analysis of Ozone Fading of Madder Lake and Carmine Paints
  • Nate Miller, Investigation of the Effects of Medicaid Expansion or Lack Thereof on Free Clinic Demand 
  • Raquel Miralles, A Computational Model of the Primary Visual Cortex
  • Willa Moffatt, Julia Morgan: Building a Legacy 
  • Christian Moore, A Conspicuous Absence: Unfree Labor and the British Merchant
  • Sally Mullis, Native American Dance from a "Choreographer's Approach"
  • Grace Murray, A Comparison of the Behavior of Foreign Sovereigns as Amicus Curiae Submitters
  • Emily Mushlitz, Paleoclimate history and storm variance in Sandsvatn, Faroe Islands 
  • Hannah Naldrett, Inhibition of Pyruvate Kinase
  • Reema Patel, The Effects of Medial Prefrontal Cortical Administration of the Orexin-1-Receptor Antagonist, SB-334867, on Attentional Performance in Rats
  • Chengwu Shen, The Mathematical Model of Maximizing the Matching Rate Between Students and Advisors
  •  Indira Stevens, Iron-Based Electrocatalysts for Photocatalytic Hydrogen Generation
  • Lillian Waddill, Divine Depictions of Livia in Early Imperial Portraiture
  • Emma Ward, Adapting Anne: An Analysis of Filmic Adaptations of The Diary of Anne Frank
  • Robert Yancey, The Second Sophistic, Identity, and Egypt: Sarapion's Honorary Inscription and Local Identities in the Roman Empire 
  • Xingyu Zheng, Quantifying Complex Petal Pigment Patterning in Mimulus Hybrids  
  • Hanmi Zou, The Mathematical Model of Maximizing the Matching Rate Between Students and Advisors
POSTER SESSION TWO | Swem Library, The Research Room | 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Adam Abate, Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Space Flight
  • Mark Agrios, Simplicial Homology and Neural Networks
  • David Allen, Totally Positive Matrices and Completion
  • Katherine Armstrong, Place and Space in Healing and Memory
  • Jill Ashey, Physiological responses in the juvenile Eastern oyster Crassostrea virginica with differing environmental histories  
  • Evelyn Basham, How an Ever-Greying Population and Looming Immigration Rollbacks Endanger America’s Eldercare System (and How We Just Might Fix It).
  • Sarah Bottari, Parental influences on behavioral and emotional stress reactivity as a pathway to poor health in adolescence
  • Y-Nhi Bui, TFEB Localization in HeLa Cells Upon Overexpression of MK-STYX
  • Emma Butler
  • Marisa Duong, Beyond Pho: Vietnamese Cuisine 
  • Jack Ehlenberger, Sentiment Analysis of the Confederate Statue Debate
  • Alfredo Fallorina, Assessing the Effects of Abiotic Stressors on Water Diffusion in Plants Using Single-Sided NMR 
  • Alexander Fantine, Dragons and Data
  • Geneva Galioto, Affordability and Accessibility of Farmers Markets in the Bronx 
  • Catherine Green, Writing the War: The Memory of Akhmad Kadyrov in Russia Today
  • Ryan Hansen, Crypto-Currency Regulation in an international Setting 
  • Dylan Koury, Political and Social Messages in Comic Books 
  • Carl Lasker, The Effect of Political Protests and Statements Made by African American Professional Athletes on the National Conversation About Racial Injustice over Twitter
  • Giovanna Lesser, Cetacean Abundance and Distribution in the Easter Aegean Region (Samos, Greece)
  • Stephanie Lodico, Is Political Apathy Rooted in Institutional Inefficacy in the U.S.?
  • Alexander Love, Legislative Barriers to Pretrial Reform
  • Gustavo Marsillac, Social Network Analysis for SOMOS
  • Jehan Narielvala, Coal-Fired Power Plants Research
  • Joseph Nguyen
  • Moesha Parsons, The effects of colorism in the media 
  • Tessa Payer, Best of Wives and Best of Women: The Life of Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton
  • Emily Peairs, Utilizing Unnatural Amino Acids for Protein Bioconjugations
  • Emily Pearson-Beck, Chinese and Taiwanese Immigrant Identity Formation in Argentina
  • Morgan Pincombe, Mapping Health Care Access in Malawi 
  • Kate Sandberg, Persuasion in Discourse: Evaluation Strategies of Vegans
  • Rachel Savage, A Cultural Exploration of Ethiopia
  • Elizabeth Snyder, Racial Achievement Gap in Henrico County, VA
  • Callaway Sprinkle, Identity as Story: Chyngyz Aitmatov and Cultural Influence in Kyrgyzstan 
  • Xiaopeng Sun, Mathematical Model of TRa1 and nuclear protein reaction
  • Jonathan Van Name, Discovering the Ion Channel Mechanisms of Breathing 
  • Katherine Wenger, Effectiveness of College Access Programs for Underserved Students  
  • Kinsey Wilk
  • Jordan Wyner, Shaping Public Space through Ideology and Narrative: Kafka in Nationalized Prague 
POSTER SESSION THREE | Swem Library, The Research Room | 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Elmira Adili, An Evolutionary Objection to Ethical Objectivism: How Morality is a Product of Evolution
  • Zeal An, Underspecification in cue-based sentence processing
  • Neeraja Aravindan, How to Health Care: A Comparative Analysis of the United States and Denmark 
  • Katherine Avery, (In)Human Anatomy: Constructions of Otherness in the Fiction of H.P. Lovecraft
  • Zachary Baldwin, Exclusive pi-zero production and Compton scattering at GlueX 
  • Jake Beardsley, Gender Reveal Party
  • Maria Cetrone, Innovations in Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation as a Treatment for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
  • Warren Covert, Objects and Ethics
  • Matthew Crittenden, U.S. Foreign Aid and the Evolution of Donor Motives Across International Political Eras 
  • Jackson Dillard. Accelerate the Process: Understanding the Role of Technology in Capitalism as Both a Constructive and Destructive Factor
  • Elizabeth Dowker, Contemporary Design Within Historic Jerusalem
  • Laila Drury, Deconstructing Resilience: Mental Illness and Long Distance Running 
  • Matthew Dungan, Experimental Evaluation of Evolutionary Pressures On Prion Competition  
  • Daniil Eliseev, Regionalism, Nationality, and Language Attitudes in the English-Official West Indies: a Linguistic Analysis of Economic and Cultural Identity in Barbados  
  • Yuan Fang, China and the Logic of the Democratic Peace Thesis
  • William Furlong, The History, Function, and Significance of Semaphore Telegraph Towers
  • Alexandra Harris, Race and Gender Disparities in Counselor Education Tenure and Promotion Attainment 
  • Gracie Harris, Stunde Null and Architecture in the German Consciousness 
  • Theocles Herrin, Original EP: Short Stories
  • Jessica Hill, The Ethical Implications of CRISPR-cas9 Gene-Editing Technology
  • Grace Holloway, Using yeast to study transcriptional effects of the toxic Huntingtin protein
  • Marie-Therese Ikoro, The Impact of SES on young students' view of higher education and future attainment of higher education
  • Chase Jones, Psychoanalysis of LGBTQ Video Game Characters: Historical Ideas for a New Perspective
  • Robert Korb, Efficacy and Environmental Impacts of Cloud Seeding
  • Amelia Lawrence, Mimulus Genetic Diversity
  • Ben Lazarus, Hierarchical Structure Additive Manufacturing
  • Xufan Ma, Intimate Relationships Among Chinese International Students at College of William and Mary
  • Makenna McGill, The effectiveness and access of HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders 
  • Kayleigh Morrison, Characterizing chromosome missegregation in spe-26 mutant Caenorhabditis elegans
  • Allison Moyer, Major Indicators for Oral Health of Low Socioeconomic Status Individuals 
  • Nathalie Nguyen, Analyzing the SUMO Pathway of Kluyveromyces marxianus
  • Kyle Parker, CGA Summer of Mapping 
  • Ellie Rakoff, The Urban Maasai of Dar es Salaam: Labor Migration and Social Networking
  • Olivia Rovin, The Trend of Regional Independence Movements and Its Portrayal in the Media
  • Madeleine Scherer, Viewing Russians and Americans Through Media: From the Cold War to Present
  • Sean Tran, Literature Review: Fundamentals of Advertising, Brand Loyalty, and the Luxury Fashion Market
  • Alexander Vanik, Military History in East Asia at the turn of the 20th Century
  • Nelson Villegas, Increasing Prison Population and Maternal Mortality 
  • Xiye Wang, Progress Towards Synthesis of (+)-Serantrypinone
  • Meghan Ward, Hollywood and the Holocaust: The Response of Jewish Filmmakers to Nazism and Anti-Semitism in the 1930s and 1940s
  • Makeda Warner, Reproductive Health of Women with Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI) in African Countries 
  • Talia Wiener, Activism on Instagram: How young environmental activists use a photo sharing app to spread messages
  • Anna Wingfield, Wordsworth's British Empire: Liberty, Property, and the Slave Question
  • Hall Zhang, Characterization of Boron Nitride Nanostructures
Friday, September 28
ORAL PRESENTATIONS | Swem Library, The Ford Classroom | 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. 
  • Kathryn EcklerChristianity During Times of Crisis: The European Refugee Movement
  • Caroline SublettThe Magic of Memory
  •  Olivia May, 
11:00 - 12:00 p.m. 
  • Ben SkopicSpider Silk Inspired Adhesion
  • Caroline AbbottThe Dimetrodon Dilemma: Reassessing Posture in Sphenacodontids and Other Non-mammalian Synapsids
  • Kelsey Creech, Broadway Choreography: Storytelling through Collaborative Innovation 
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. 
  • Alessandra Scholle, The Relationship between Latin and Etruscan in the Late Roman Republic
  • Kayla CahoonDefining the Anthropocene in Eastern Virginia: the identification of spheroidal carbonaceous particles in Lake Matoaka
  • David Schaub
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. 
  • Judith TauberSlow Food in a Fast Food World: Three American Collegiate Slow Food Chapters' Approaches to Problems in Food Production
  • Tony TangSystematically Evaluating the Threat Landscape of the Smart Home in iOS
  • Abby WhitlockSocial Identity in the Royal Flying Corps: The Presence of Social Identity During the First World War and in Popular Post-War Culture
3:30 - 4:30 p.m. 
  • Henry HanFirst Time One-Step Synthesis: Bioactive Quinone Products
  • Zhengyuan LingJapanese Proto-Nationalism in the 1700s
  • Ryan OndersBilly's Burg: Investigating Colonial Constructions through Poetry
POSTER SESSION FOUR | Swem Library, The Research Room | 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  •  Maliha Ahmad, The Genetic Architecture Behind the Transition of Commensal Microbes into Opportunistic Pathogens  
  • Natalie Caputo, A Universal Influenza Vaccine: On the Horizon or Out of Reach?
  • Rebecca Deitch, The Incorporation of Unnatural Amino Acids to Regulate the Chemical Function of Protein Arginine Methyltransferases
  • George Denny, Analysis of Contraction and Shear on Europa
  • Elizabeth Flatt, Ethnicity and Self-Event Connections
  • Doreen Frempomah, Faculty Diversity at the College of William and Mary
  • Holly Funkhouser, Impacts of Projected Sea Level Rise on Diamondback Terrapin Nesting Habitats 
  • Mollie Gaines, Developing a Drought Vulnerability Index based on Biophysical and Social Characteristics
  • Rebecca Hall, Understanding Archaeology Through Kiskiak
  • Aaron Higgins, History and Crisis: The Legacy of Oswald Spengler
  • Mbiye Kasonga, A Study of QR Codes and Locative Media 
  • Jackie Keshner, “Creative Currencies: Socioeconomic Value in The Alchemist, The Blazing World, and Urania”
  • Kendall King, Salt Marsh Response to Sea Level Rise 
  • Emma Lather, Response of wetland bird populations to neighboring land use land cover change
  • Sarah Lettau, Je suis Harki: Identity, Memory and Generation as Tools of Political Recognition
  • Zhengyuan LingJapanese Proto-Nationalism in the 1700s
  • DaVon Maddox, Sexual Orientation Implicit Bias  
  • Jonathan Malks, Producing an Album
  • Anna McAnnally, Reclassifying Emily Dickinson’s Variant Poems
  • Kiera McKay
  • Daniel McNeil, Latent Classes of Emotion Expressivity during mid-Adolescence: Relations to Social Functioning 
  • Yiqin Miao, Tragicomedy: an intercultural theater project
  • Ivie Orobaton, Demography and Race: An Analysis of Pulmonary Tuberculosis and Pott’s Disease among Urban African Americans in Washington D.C. During the 20th Century
  • Francesca Peavie, The Representation of Mental Illness in Spanish Films  
  • Emma Preston, Predicting the Effectiveness of Youth Mentoring Interventions: The Role of Mentors’ Depressive Symptoms and Stress Exposure  
  • Kirstin Reed, Uncovering the Role of MK-STYX in Neuronal Development
  • Stephen Ryan, Britain and the Continent: Henry Fielding and the Idea of Europe
  • Monica Sandu
  • Laura Schwartz, Immigration Absorption of the Beta Israel
  • Mary Shannon, Coming and Going: Plotting Time, Space, and Direction in Medieval Music
  • Prakrit Shukla, The Implications of a Virtual CFO
  • Kelsie Sirak, The Effects of Study Abroad on College Students’ Language Learning
  • Anna South, Beowulf: Translation and Adaptation  
  • Michael Sparrow, Ainulindalë: The Music of the Gods
  • Katie Stahl, Spatial, genetic, and functional trait data in Asclepius Syrcica 
  • Rick Stevenson, Sherwood Anderson’s Winesburg Ohio
  • Claire Tourkin, Interactions Between Known Heavy Metal Complexes and Biomolecules 
  • Olivia Vande Woude, Humor and Revolution: Influential Jokes in the Bibliothèque de Champagne ou Amusemens de l'Esprit et du Coeur
  • Jay Warrior, Ecotherapy Research Documentary with the Parks Research Lab
  • Katie Williams, Unspeakable Sensations: Decoding the Language of Touch in the Nineteenth-Century English Novel
  • Zihan Yang, The Influence of Culture on Emotion Display
  • Ashley Zhang, Localizing MK-STYX 
  • Ying Zhang, Porcelain of the Transitional Period 
  • Tianrui Zhu, An Analysis on Electronic Signals from Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs)
POSTER SESSION FIVE | Swem Library, The Research Room | 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • Junda An, Tilings in Two-dimensional hexagonal grid
  • Jacob Atagi, Asians in Film 
  • Jessica Bimstein, Glass Task 
  • Camile Borja, The Effect of Social Anxiety on the Neural Processing of Emotions
  • John Patrick Canteros, On Wings of Song - The Colonial Legacy on the Construction of Filipino National Identity
  • Alex Chung
  • Will Cranford, Learning Techniques of Data Analysis through the Examination of NBA Lineup Data
  • Natalia Critchley, Immunotherapy as a Cancer Treatment
  • Kevin Diestelow, “Casual Overdlowings of Liberty”: Fort Wilson and Republican Formation in Pennsylvania 1776-1780 
  • Lydia Dolvin, Brown Carbon Photolysis 
  • Destiny Dozier, Race and Gender Disparities in Counselor Education Tenure and Promotion Attainment
  • Hope Duke, From Collision to Rifting: Structural and Thermochronological Analysis of the Central Virginia Piedmont 
  • Emma Efkeman, The Effects of Space on Hindu Devotional Objects in Museums and Temples
  • Joanne Ensley, A Comparison of Natural and Urbanized Stream Channels to Evaluate a Retention Pond’s Ability to Protect the Downstream Channel from Sediment Transport Regime Change
  • Erin Eichenberger
  • Carolyn Farling, Increasing the Enhancement Factor of Silver Nanoparticles for Pigment Identification in Art 
  • Caity Farr, Homeless Housing Solutions
  • Victoria Fong
  • Florence Glynn, Spiritual, Not Religious
  • Mary Bea Halloran, Greenhouse Outreach Through Technology  
  • Zeyi Han, Evolutionary divergence in competition strength
  • Blake Hani
  • Sophia Harris, Exploring the Genetic Makeup of Plastic Adherence and Social Phenotypes in Yeast
  • Chengli Huang, A Mathematical Study of Competition and Adoption of Two Consumer Products
  • Melissa Hudson, Closets and Classrooms: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Educators
  • Caroline Jones
  • Alexa Kelly, Hives, Knots, Parties, and Carnations: Isolation and Unity in Virginia Woolf
  • Maya Kim, Ecological Forecasting 
  • Robert Kline, Effects of Sound Energy on Plants, and Comparison to Herbivory 
  • Emily Knoche, Identity and the Italian Language in Switzerland
  • William Lake, Evaluation of Electrocatalysts for the Oxygen Reduction Reaction 
  • Kangee LaRoque, Restoration of the Big Otter River 
  • Kristen Lauritzen, Defining Modern Terrorism in America 
  • Ruilin Li, China's financial policies and their interactions with domestic politics
  • Molly Lynch, The Intersection of Gun Violence & Mental Illness 
  • Leah Marshall, Late Holocene sea-level reconstruction for the Lofoten Islands, Norway using sediment cores from isolation basins 
  • Matthew Mason, A Comparative Analysis of Christian and Hindu related Topics in Public School Curriculum
  • Zach Meredith, Documenting the History and Social Impact of the Williamsburg Redevelopment & Housing Authority
  • Cassidy Milne, The reflection of the United States’ political climate in popular music during World War II and the Vietnam War
  • Maxwell Minogue, Rafael Alberti and his Relationship with Spain Before, and After his Exile
  • Collin Nelson, The Intersection of Sports and Politics in American Society
  • Tatiana Prioleau, Variation in Agreement Attraction
  • Brent Russell 
  • Kelsey Sheridan, An investigation into the presence of inherent noun/gender relationships
  • Regan Sindelar, Wound Healing in Neural Cells 
  • Elizabeth Strauss, Anthropometric Determinants of 2000 Meter Time Trial Performance in Rowers
  • Xiangwen Sun, The effect of tax structure on economic growth
  • Elizabeth Trampenau, Red Knot Conservation Project
  • John Williams, Have Ghede, Will Travel: An Examination of Ancestor Veneration Among Vodouisants in Boston
  • Rachel Wilmans, Changing Terrain: Examining the Effects of Redistricting Policy on Williamsburg-James City County Middle Schools
POSTER SESSION SIX | Swem Library, The Research Room | 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Bennett Atwater, Purification of Boron Nitride Nanotubes
  • Nicole Audia, The Relationship Between Attentional Bias and Food Consumption 
  • Courtney Barr, The Implications of Imagined Contact and Implicit Attentional Bias
  • Grace Becker, Heart Rate Variability Response to Acute Hypoxia Exposure in Unacclimatized Individuals
  • Minna Blottner, Young Adults’ Autistic Behaviors Predict N170 Responses to Emotional Stimuli
  • James Bolyard, Interactions Between the Warrior Gene, Education, and Skills in Determining Young Adulthood Health Outcomes 
  • Giorgia Borgarelli, The Relationship Between Attribution Style and Mental Illness Stigma and Cognitive Style 
  • Amber Bowman, Race and Gender Disparities in Counselor Education Tenure and Promotion Attainment
  • Courtney Check, Annual Movement Patterns of Pond-breeding Anurans: An Understudied Mechanism of High Conservation Concern  
  • Benjamin Christenson, Seen any good movies recently?
  • Zoe Connell, An Analysis of Ottoman Decline and the Effects of Trade
  • Ian Cropley, Obesity Stigma and Its Implications for Psychological Health: A Literature Review
  • Sydney Fuhrig, Repeat Photography and Glacial Shrinkage in Glacier National Park
  • Madison Gaetano, Ecosystem productivity as a catalyst of growth: a study of Crassostrea gigantissima
  • Zhenyu Han, Bioactive Quinone Natural Products: First Time One-Step Synthesis
  • Sophia Hernandez, The Evolutionary Biology of Music and The Brain
  • Zhengyang Huang, Projecting Emotion: Multimedia Installation in Studio Art Practices 
  • Abby Jackson, Identifying Unknown Hydroids from Marine Locations Around the Globe 
  • Gabrielle Jawer, How Did Dinoaurs Sound? Reconciling Science and Imagination
  • Sruthi Kodali, Exploring the Impact of Virginia’s Major Food Deserts on Health Behavior 
  • John Li, Analyzing Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells Using Single Molecule Spectroscopy
  • Caitlen Macias Hentze, Gender Regulations and Expectations in Co-education
  • Andy Mattei, Exploring the Roles of Pseudophosphatase MK-STYX in Autophagy 
  • Caroline Menton 
  • Yusra Mohammed, A Phenomenological Inquiry: African American Female Faculty Experiences at Research Institutions and Race and Gender Disparities in Counselor Education Tenure and Promotion Attainment
  • Renee Napoliello, The History of Federal Regulation of Transgenic Crops
  • Sydney Ostrom, Identifying the Ideal ChronoBuncher Configuration with MINERvA Test Beam 2 Data
  • Mary Pelson, Social-Emotional Learning Across the Socio-Economic Spectrum in All-Girls’ Schools
  • Steven Pitts
  • Hali Pregnall, Parks Research Lab 
  • James Psathas, Arete and its Memorialization Through Athletics 
  • Tristan Ramage, Constructed Language 
  • Nicholas Rosen, Ecological Diversification of Vibrio fischeri During the Free-Living Phase and the Subsequent Consequences of this Bioluminescent Microbe to Grow Along a Salinity Gradient
  • Emma Russell, Small Hands Making Big Policy: Continuing Historical Precedence while Changing the Future Prospects of the One and Two-State Solution in the Trump Era
  • Scott Saas, Factors Affecting Differences in Attendance of Men's and Women's College Sports Games 
  • Juliana Salcedo, Evolution of Plastic Adherence in Saccharomyces Cerevisiae 
  • Chelsea Scott, Traumatic Stress and Risk Versus Resilience in First Generation College Students
  • Olivia Spencer, Effect of Forest Fragmentation and Seasonal Change on the Prevalence of Ehrlichia chaffeensis in Amblyomma americanum Adults
  • Aria Troupe, Mapping Spatial Inequality in the US by Mapping Coal Plants
  • Anna Tsutsui, Characterization of Flame-resistant Polymers by Single-sided NMR
  • Elise Turrietta, Palaemonetes pugio Populations in Local Waterways
  • Johanna Weech, Declassifying Videla's Argentina
  • Doyle Weishar, Experimental Optics and Condensed Matter Physics
  • Ian Wilenzik, The effects of herbivory and pollination on Asclepias syriaca 
  • Irene Williams, Power and Solidarity in Political Discourse: How American senators talk about our healthcare 
  • Colleen Wilson, Sensational Investigations: revealing social decay through detective work in the Victorian novel  
  • Rui Yin, Native Purification of SUMO-Modified Proteins using SUMO-Trapping proteins
  • Henry Young, Discerning the Impact the Monrovia Football Academy has on Educational Outcomes, Cognitive Behavior, and breaking down gender and ethnicity stereotypes 
  • Sikander Zakriya, The Warren Court on Search and Seizure Cases
  • Haimeng Zhao, High School vs. College Fraternities and Sororities