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LIST OF PRESENTATIONS
(as of April 1)

Matthew Acquavella
“Do Oneonta Rents Exceed Property Values?”
Faculty Sponsors: Paul Bauer, Philip Sirianni (Economics, Finance & Accounting)

Laura Adams
“Reducing Ammonia Levels Naturally in Aquaponic Systems”
Faculty Sponsor: Tracy Allen (Geography/Environmental Sciences)

Laura Adams, Shannon Bergstrom, Alanna Bergstrom
“Sustainable Greenhouse Producing Crops Year Round for the Oneonta Community”
Faculty Sponsors: Tracy Allen (Geography/Environmental Sciences), Sean Robinson (Biology)

Dan Ainspan
“Creative Drumming for Modern Pop Music”
Faculty Sponsor: Julie Licata (Music)

Michael Alavanja
“Developing a Comprehensive Public Utilities GIS Database for Oneonta, NY”
Faculty Sponsor: Tracy Allen (Geography/Environmental Sciences)

Kaitlyn Alongi
“Effect of Dairy Foods on HDL, LDL and Total Cholesterol”
Faculty Sponsor: Kirsten Hilpert (Human Ecology)

Danielle Armaniaco
“The Linearity Number”
Faculty Sponsor: Laura Munteanu (Mathematics, Computer Science & Statistics)

Erin Avery
“Solution-Processed Templated Organic Semiconductor Nanowires”
Faculty Sponsor: John Schaumloffel (Chemistry & Biochemistry)

Samara Ballard
“Examining the Meaning of Community in Trailer Parks”
Faculty Sponsor: Ho Hon Leung (Sociology)

John-Anthony Barnas
“Stylistic Comparison of Mallarme Song Settings by Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel“
Faculty Sponsor: Timothy Newton (Music)

Amanda Bellinger
“Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Research Activity”
Faculty Sponsors: Amanda Connell (Communication Arts), Elliot Ruggles (Gender & Sexuality Resource Center)

Jennifer Benamati (G)
"Going to 'College': Post-Secondary Possibilities for Students with Disabilities"
Faculty Sponsor: Dawn Hamlin (Education Psychology, Counseling & Special Education)

Shannon Bergstrom
"Rooftop Agriculture in Urban Settings"
Faculty Sponsor: Tracy Allen (Geography/Environmental Sciences)

Bridget Boland
“Testing and Calibration of the Software Used in the MMR Technologies Hall Effect Apparatus”
Faculty Sponsors: Sunil Labroo, James Michels (Physics & Astronomy)

Sara June Bouillon, Nicholas Muehlbauer
“SUNY Oneonta Campus Invasive Plant Survey, Removal, and Replacement Plan”
Faculty Sponsor: Donna Vogler (Biology)

Camden Bushen
“Analysis of the Tioga County Courthouse in Relation to Community and Architectural Sociology”
Faculty Sponsor: Ho Hon Leung (Sociology)

Jessica Calamusso
“The Importance of Preserving Historical Sites to Maintain a Community’s Identity”
Faculty Sponsor: Ho Hon Leung (Sociology)

Arielle Carmel
“Food Addiction and Memory”
Faculty Sponsor: Keith Schillo (Biology)

Brianna Carosi
“Synthesis and Characterization of Graphene Oxide”
Faculty Sponsor: Heike Geisler (Chemistry & Biochemistry)

Derek Casanas
“Housing in the Current Expansion”
Faculty Sponsor: David Ring (Economics, Finance & Accounting)

Bridget Chartrand, John Beach
“Deducing the Breakdown Field of Air from Van de Graaff Electrical Discharges”
Faculty Sponsor: Hugh Gallagher, Jr. (Physics & Astronomy)

Allyson Church, Heather Miller
“The Effect of Social Presence on Measuring Contagious Yawning in the Laboratory”
Faculty Sponsor: Andrew Gallup (Psychology)

Michael Coleman
“Effects of Quantified Forward Guidance on Market Rates”
Faculty Sponsor: David Ring (Economics, Finance & Accounting)

Hope Costa
“The Politics of Dissents and Concurrences on the U.S. Supreme Court: An Application to the Roberts Court”
Faculty Sponsor: William Wilkerson (Political Science)

Victoria Costa, Andrea Day, Nikki Fioretti
"Factors Contributing to Picky Eating Habits of College Students"
Faculty Sponsor: Rebecca Harrington (Health Education)

Jansen Costello
“Arsenic and Trace Metals in Common Pesticides in Lake Atitlán, Guatemala”
Faculty Sponsors: Devin Castendyk (Earth & Atmospheric Sciences), Tracy Allen (Geography/Environmental Sciences)

Benjamin Coyle
“Potassium Permanganates Effects on Zebra Mussel Adult and Veliger”
Faculty Sponsor: Paul Lord (Biology)

Mark Crosby
“Fundamental Concepts of MakerGear M2 3D Printer”
Faculty Sponsor: Sen Zhang (Mathematics, Computer Science & Statistics)

Kimmy Cushman
“Modeling Dust in the Intracluster Medium”
Faculty Sponsor: Joshua Nollenberg (Physics & Astronomy)

Ben Dalecki, Gordon Andrews
“Prenatal Androgen Exposure is Associated with Sex Role Identity and Physical Preferences in Potential Mates Among Straight Males”
Faculty Sponsor: Michael Brown (Psychology)

Jaleesa Davis
“Port Chester’s Branding Faced with Demographic Challenges”
Faculty Sponsor: Ho Hon Leung (Sociology)

Illari Delgado, Elsie Dedrick
“Examination of a New Species of Rhinebothriidean Cestode from Himantura pastinacoides (Round Whipray)”
Faculty Sponsor: Florian Reyda (Biology/Biological Field Station)

Jarred Dipaola
"A Community Without Borders: How Music Festivals Become a Temporary Village that People Call Their Home for a Weekend"
Faculty Sponsor:

Marie Dowd
“Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease”
Faculty Sponsor: Nancy Bachman (Biology)

Danielle Dragotta, Kevin Flessa
“Preparation of Thiosemicarbazones Using Green Chemistry”
Faculty Sponsor: Jacqueline Bennett (Chemistry & Biochemistry)

Gregory Eisenhut
“Potential Host Vesicle Components Involved In Yeast Transposition”
Faculty Sponsor: Fred Zalatan (Biology)

Kathryn Forti, Tara Aprill
“Examination of a New Species of Rhinebothriidean Cestode from a New Species of Stingray (Himantura uarnak 2) from Coastal Australia”
Faculty Sponsor: Florian Reyda (Biology/Biological Field Station)

Victoria Gander
“A Dollar A Day”
Faculty Sponsor: María Cristina Montoya (Foreign Languages & Literatures)

Luke Gervase (G)
“Millsite Lake: Coping with an Invasion”
Faculty Sponsor: Willard Harman (Biology/Biological Field Station)

Sebastian Gomez, Oliver Gulian
“Cyberchondria: Health-Related Internet Use by Individuals with High Hypochondriasis Scores”
Faculty Sponsor: Michael Brown (Psychology)

Kelly Graham, Cassidy Wachtel, Jillian Young
“Independent Undergraduate Research Group in Meteorology: Precipitation, Hurricanes and Climate Oscillations”
Faculty Sponsor: Melissa Godek (Earth & Atmospheric Sciences)

Simone Green
“Beauty and Tech New Venture Creation: ‘Notebook Cosmetics’”
Faculty Sponsor: Yun-Jung Choi (Human Ecology)

Stephen Grosso
“How do Features of New Urbanism Affect Housing Prices in Celebration, Florida?”
Faculty Sponsor: Paul Bauer (Economics, Finance & Accounting)

Tyler Habib
“Corporate Governance and Liquidity of Firms”
Faculty Sponsor: Dona Siregar (Economics, Finance & Accounting)

Melissa Haig, Taylor Zelka, Tegan Fox
“Mathematics in the Student Newspaper”
Faculty Sponsor: Toke Knudsen (Mathematics, Computer Science & Statistics)

Melissa Haig, Rosemary Harris, Rebecca LeFebvre, Matthew Vedete, Taylor Zelka
“Campus Safety”
Faculty Sponsor: Jen-Ting Wang (Mathematics, Computer Science & Statistics)

Matthew Hartwell
“Topography of Hashtag Activism”
Faculty Sponsor: Brian Lowe (Sociology)

Nathan P. Heller
“The Histopathology of Catostomus commersoni (White Sucker) Infected with Pomphorhynchus bulbocolli (Acanthocephala)”
Faculty Sponsor: Florian Reyda (Biology/Biological Field Station)

Elaine Herron
“Experimental Methods for Assessing Empathic Capabilities in Budgerigars (Melopsittacus undulatus)”
Faculty Sponsor: Andrew Gallup (Psychology)

Jackson Hoppey
“Setauket Presbyterian: A Study of a Spiritual Community through the Lens of Architectural Sociology”
Faculty Sponsor: Ho Hon Leung (Sociology)

Zach Horowitz, Garrett Abrams, Brian Reeves
"Attitudes and Concerns of Parents Living in Otsego County about Local Youth Risk Issues"
Faculty Sponsor: James Zians, Fanli Jia (Psychology)

Ben Hultman, Erin Avery
“Graphene Growth on Copper Surfaces”
Faculty Sponsor: Heike Geisler (Chemistry & Biochemistry)

Merlyn Jeanty
“Environmental Sequencing of Otsego Lake”
Faculty Sponsors: Fred Zalatan, Tami LaPilusa (Biology)

Christian Jenne (G)
“The State of Truesdale and its Fight Against Eutrophication”
Faculty Sponsor: Willard Harman (Biology/Biological Field Station)

Nicholas Juliano
“Utilizing the SUNY Oneonta Planetarium for Scientific Education”
Faculty Sponsor: Joshua Nollenberg (Physics & Astronomy)

Renee Karr
“Gender Neutral Restroom Opinion Survey”
Faculty Sponsor: Brenda Seery (Human Ecology)

Dan King
“Variability in Firn Densification Rates on the Taku Glacier, Southeast Alaska”
Faculty Sponsor: Les Hasbargen (Earth & Atmospheric Sciences)

Daniel Kopec (G)
“Cazenovia Lake: Monitoring Groundwater Phosphorus”
Faculty Sponsor: Willard Harman (Biology/Biological Field Station)

Rick Kretschmer
“Socio-demographic Predictors of Support for Lesbian and Gay Civil Rights”
Faculty Sponsor: Michael Brown (Psychology)

Edward Kwietniewski (G)
“Rushford Lake: An Extreme Drawdown, But Good Management?”
Faculty Sponsor: Willard Harman (Biology/Biological Field Station)

Robert LaMay
“Assessing the Production of Interferon-β and the Regulation of Apoptotic Gene Expression in a Mouse Model of C. difficile Infection”
Faculty Sponsor: Jill Fielhaber (Biology)

Nanhee Lee
“The Internalization of Global Governance: A Focus on Internet Governance”
Faculty Sponsor: Brett Heindl (Political Science)

Denisse Leon-Saravia
“Symbolic Meaning of Restaurants in Monticello, NY”
Faculty Sponsor: Ho Hon Leung (Sociology)

Jenna Leskovec (G)
“Windover: Managing a Private Lake in the Adirondack Park”
Faculty Sponsor: Willard Harman (Biology/Biological Field Station)

Christopher Linkletter
“Petrology and Geochemistry of a Transect along the Marcy Anorthosite Massif and Meta-igneous Contact Zone, Northeastern Adirondack Highlands of New York”
Faculty Sponsors: Keith Brunstad, Nevin Henderson (Earth & Atmospheric Sciences)

Rachel Llanes
“Alcohol in the Urban Shadow: The Temperance Movement on Long Island, 1800 to 1860”
Faculty Sponsor: Thomas Beal (History)

Christine LoFaso
“Activation of STAT Transcription Factors during C. difficile Infection”
Faculty Sponsor: Jill Fielhaber (Biology)

Samantha Lorette
"Outdated Buildings get a New Take on Life with Repurposed Meanings"
Faculty Sponsor: Ho Hon Leung (Sociology)

Devin Luna
“Internet IPOs, Underwriters, and Long-Run Performance”
Faculty Sponsor: Dona Siregar (Economics, Finance & Accounting)

Kyle Madden, Michelle Spencer, Steven Doolittle, Lexington Swartwood, Kristen Boyd, Michael Jones
“Implicit Learning Performance as a Function of Energetics”
Faculty Sponsor: Geoffrey O’Shea (Psychology)

Iliana Maldonado
“The Gentrification and Archeological Perspective on Washington Heights”
Faculty Sponsor: Ho Hon Leung (Sociology)

Kathleen Marean (G)
“Sixberry Lake: A Case Study in Protecting an Oligotrophic Lake from Anthropogenic Eutrophication”
Faculty Sponsor: Willard Harman (Biology/Biological Field Station)

Anthony Marmet
“Tagged HSF1 Gamma as a Tool for Tracking Heat Shock Components in Mouse Cells”
Faculty Sponsor: Nancy Bachman (Biology)

Michael Masino
“Feeling at Home in Brooks BBQ”
Faculty Sponsor: Ho Hon Leung (Sociology)

Casey McManus
“Three-dimensional Geometry and Sequence of Faulting in the Feura Bush Quarry Duplex in Selkirk, NY”
Faculty Sponsor: Pragnyadipta Sen (Earth & Atmospheric Sciences)

Janine Militello, Lexington Swartwood
“Using Thermal Imaging Technology to Assess Behavioral Thermoregulation and Stress-induced Hyperthermia in Budgerigars (Melopsittacus undulates)”
Faculty Sponsor: Andrew Gallup (Psychology)

Lauren Miranda
“Napoleon-Like Theorems”
Faculty Sponsor: Laura Munteanu (Mathematics, Computer Science & Statistics)

Stefan Mirvil
“Subtlety in Motion”
Faculty Sponsor: Sven Anderson (Art)

Elliot Moore, Hayley Lovett
“Optics in Education”
Faculty Sponsor: Paul French (Physics & Astronomy)

Lyndsay Moore (G)
"Mathematics Instruction for Culturally Linguistically Diverse Exceptional Learners"
Faculty Sponsor: Frank Thornton (Educational Psychology, Counseling & Special Education)

Hannah Morier
“Elderly Residents in a Nursing Home Setting: What Does it Mean to Feel At Home?”
Faculty Sponsor: Ho Hon Leung (Sociology)

Kelley Murphy
“Severe Thunderstorm Winds and Lightning Location in a Severe Squall Line on 4 April 2011”
Faculty Sponsor: Jerome Blechman (Earth & Atmospheric Sciences)

Adam Myer
“Identification of Host Factors Involved in the Ty1 Transposon of Baker’s Yeast”
Faculty Sponsor: Fred Zalatan (Biology)

Anthony Nichols, Marvin Rodriguez, Kevin Sutton
“Word Frequencies in Theatrical Works”
Faculty Sponsor: Toke Knudsen (Mathematics, Computer Science & Statistics)

Sean O’Hara
“Oil Price Shocks and Green Energy Stocks”
Faculty Sponsor: Philip Sirianni (Economics, Finance & Accounting)

Brandon Panensky
“Deer Population Impacts on Biodiversity at Glimmerglass State Park”
Faculty Sponsor: Tyra Olstad (Geography/Environmental Sciences Program)

Brandon Panensky, Crystal Wyllie
“Habitat Selection and Conservation of Bluebirds at SUNY Oneonta”
Faculty Sponsor: Tracy Allen (Geography/Environmental Sciences)

John Perruna
“Inflation Expectations: Accuracy of Market Based Measures vs. Survey Based Measures”
Faculty Sponsor: David Ring (Economics, Finance & Accounting)

Jordan Perry
“The College Hook-Up Culture's Effects on the Psychological Well-Being of College Women”
Faculty Sponsor: Brenda Seery (Human Ecology)

Joseph Perry
“Phenolic Transport by Mycorrhizal Fungi”
Faculty Sponsor: Jennifer Withington (Biology)

Bill Platt
“Efficiency of Photosynthesis in Algae at Various Frequencies of Light”
Faculty Sponsors: Kiyoko Yokota (Biology/Biological Field Station), Sunil Labroo (Physics & Astronomy)

Joseph Raguzin
“SUNY Oneonta's Environmental Sustainability Initiatives”
Faculty Sponsor: Tracy Allen (Geography/Environmental Sciences)

Hunter Reed
“The French Republic vs. the Friend of the People: Marat on Trial”
Faculty Sponsor: Mette Harder (History)

Alejandro Reyes (G)
“Managing Eurasian Watermilfoil in Brant Lake: Can Pulling Weeds Produce Results?”
Faculty Sponsor: Willard Harman (Biology/Biological Field Station)

Emilie Richard
“SUNY Oneonta Ecological Footprint Assessment Survey”
Faculty Sponsors: Tsitsi McPherson (Biology), Philip Sirianni (Economics, Finance & Accounting)

Alexander Robillard (G)
“Determining the Status of the Wood Turtle (Glyptemys insculpta) in Central New York State”
Faculty Sponsor: Donna Vogler (Biology)

Neil Rosenfeld
“Greener Synthesis of Electroluminescent Compounds”
Faculty Sponsor: Jacqueline Bennett (Chemistry & Biochemistry)

Jennifer Rushlow
“How Stable is the Error Correction Model Cointegrating WTI and Brent Crude Oil Prices?”
Faculty Sponsor: Paul Bauer (Economics, Finance & Accounting)

Jounia Sara Saint-Juste
“Zinc Ion Activation of Heat Shock Proteins in Mouse NIH3T3 Cells”
Faculty Sponsor: Nancy Bachman (Biology)

Megan Sheridan
“Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Church and its Connection to the Community”
Faculty Sponsor: Ho Hon Leung (Sociology)

Kyle Sisco
“High-MPG Vehicle Demand Determinants: A Household-Level Analysis”
Faculty Sponsor: Philip Sirianni (Economics, Finance & Accounting)

Kayla Slater (G)
"Cooking with Kids: Nutrition, Food, and Fun"
Faculty Sponsors: Maryann Dowdell, Jennifer Bueche (Human Ecology)

David Snyder, Colleen Parker
“Mercury Concentration in Fish Tissue Relative to Length and Weight: Goodyear Lake, Otsego County, NY"
Faculty Sponsor: Kiyoko Yokota (Biology/Biological Field Station)

Stephanie Spellman, Kaitlyn Castle, Justine Marinello
“Exploring the Notebooks of Edith Sturgess, Laurette Lyon, and the History of the Oneonta Normal School”
Faculty Sponsor: Toke Knudsen (Mathematics, Computer Science & Statistics)

Alexandra Stark, Paul Rus, Steve Marion, Jessica Mallozzi
"Differences Between Trait Anger and Depression on Key Variables of Personality and Temperament"
Faculty Sponsor: James Zians (Psychology)

Erika Stopler
“Development of a Simple, Qualitative Tyrosinase Inhibition Assay for Organic Chemistry Laboratory”
Faculty Sponsor: Jacqueline Bennett (Chemistry & Biochemistry)

Lexington Swartwood, Janine Militello, Serena Sackett
“Experimental Evidence of Contagious Yawning in Budgerigars (Melopsittacus undulatus)”
Faculty Sponsor: Andrew Gallup (Psychology)

Tiffany Taylor
“Determining Whether Sec1 Protein is Associated with Ty1 Gag Protein in Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Faculty Sponsor: Fred Zalatan (Biology)

Christopher Teter (G)
“Another Naturalizing Exotic Tree: Populations of Syringa reticulate (Japanese Tree Lilac) in New York”
Faculty Sponsor: Sean Robinson (Biology)

Mason Tiffany
“Openness to Trade and Long-run Economic Growth: A Cross Country Study”
Faculty Sponsor: Paul Bauer (Economics, Finance & Accounting)

Alexa Tumbarello
“Environmental Education in the National Park Service”
Faculty Sponsor: Tracy Allen (Geography/Environmental Sciences)

Alexa Tumbarello
“Geochemical Evolution of Caldera Lake Waters”
Faculty Sponsors: Devin Castendyk (Earth & Atmospheric Sciences), Tracy Allen (Geography/Environmental Sciences)

Jennifer Uretsky, Carlena Reagan
“Reacting to Gender Stereotypes: The Impact of Expectations and Performance on Self-Esteem”
Faculty Sponsor: Charlene Christie (Psychology)

Micaelina Velardi
“Design and Creation of Nagamandala Masks and Puppets”
Faculty Sponsors: Patrice Macaluso, Andrew Kahl (Theatre)

Maxine Verteramo (G)
“Three Lakes, One Management Plan”
Faculty Sponsor: Willard Harman (Biology/Biological Field Station)

Jacquelyn Victoria
“The Use of K-Level Clustering Algorithms in Fingerprint Verifications”
Faculty Sponsor: Don Allison (Mathematics, Computer Science & Statistics)

Jacquelyn Victoria
“Crochet as an Exploration of the Human Bust”
Faculty Sponsor: Sven Anderson (Art)

Camera Walrond
“The Purpose of Universality in Science and How it is Implemented Through International, Non-Profit Organizations”
Faculty Sponsor: Michael Koch (Philosophy)

Jeremy Wegrzyn
Hemerocallis fulva: An Unusual Dispersal Method Studied via a Population Genetic Snapshot”
Faculty Sponsor: Jeffrey Heilveil (Biology)

Jeremy Wegrzyn, Marina Brown
“Jewell and Arline Moss Settle Herbarium Database Project”
Faculty Sponsor: Sean Robinson (Biology)

Britney Wells
“A Record of Environmental Change in Otsego Lake from Sediment Cores”
Faculty Sponsor: Les Hasbargen (Earth & Atmospheric Sciences)

Craig Wert, Ashley Mills
“Cryptogonimid Trematodes of the Fishes of Otsego Lake, New York”
Faculty Sponsor: Florian Reyda (Biology/Biological Field Station)

Jessica Williams
“Subcellular Localization of Heat Shock Factor 1 Alpha and Beta Isoforms”
Faculty Sponsor: Nancy Bachman, KelLee Hassman (Biology)

Kaitlyn Woods, Jenna Wood, Maria Keable, Kaitlyn O’Flynn
"An Analysis of Chemical and Physical Soil Properties along Two Parallel Transects in an Agricultural Buffer Zone in Otsego County, NY"
Faculty Sponsor: Paul Bischoff (Secondary Education & Educational Technology)

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(G) = graduate student

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