College at Oneonta Foundation
Awards for Excellence
in Student Research and Creative Activity

To recognize and honor high quality independent research and creative activity projects conducted by SUNY Oneonta students with faculty sponsorship, the College at Oneonta Foundation, Inc. (College Foundation) awards prizes for ‘best in show’ student presentations made at the annual Student Research & Creative Activity (SRCA) Day. Award recipients receive monetary fellowships funded by the College Foundation.

Eligibility / Selection Process
Only independent research and creative activity projects are eligible (projects conducted as part of a class or coursework are not eligible). Prior to the SRCA Day showcase, student presenters are nominated for the awards by their faculty sponsors, and finalists are selected by a group of faculty and staff that includes members of the Committee on Research. These finalists present their work to a team of reviewers at the SRCA Day event, and awardees are chosen.

May 9 Reception Invitation


Alyson Marmet / Faculty Mentor: Jacqueline Bennett (Chemistry & Biochemistry)
Quantitative Comparison of the “Greenness” of the Ethyl Lactate Method of Imine Synthesis with Other Published Methods

Danielle Willsey / Faculty Mentor: Florian Reyda (Biology / Biological Field Station)
A New Tapeworm Species from Dasyatis zugei (Pale-edged stingray) from Coastal Malaysian Borneo

Dustin Smith / Faculty Mentor: Kenneth Walters (Psychology)
Predicting College Student Binge Drinking Using the Five-Factor Model

Erin Potter / Faculty Mentor: Melissa Godek (Earth & Atmospheric Sciences)
Assessing the Impact of Air Mass Frequency on Major Flood Events in the Susquehanna River Basin

Christina Craft, Christiana Marron (co-awardees) / Faculty Mentor: Keith Schillo (Biology)
Effects of Wheat Grass Juice on Blood Oxygenation

Shing Chung Zeus Chiu / Faculty Mentor: Sen Zhang (Mathematics, Computer Science & Statistics)
Interacting with Hologram Using Kinect

John Eggleston / Faculty Mentor: Jennifer Schlosser
Keeping Secrets: Understanding the Conditions of Sexual Assault Reporting Among College Students

Shawn Grove / Faculty Mentor: Nancy Bachman (Biology)
Red and Green Make Yellow: A Colorful Approach to Analyzing Protein-Protein Interactions

Annelise Muscietta / Faculty Mentor: Martha Growdon (Earth & Atmospheric Sciences)
Geologic History and Correlations of Rock Sequences on Matinicus, Maine

Dylan Nealis / Faculty Mentors: April Harper (History), Gwen Crane (English)
“The Memory of Arthur, That Most Renowned King, Will Endure Forever”:
The Establishment of a Legend and the Sanctioning of a Reign

Joseph Stressler / Faculty Mentor: Donna Vogler (Biology)
Cirsium palustre: Distribution Mapping and Spread of a Newly Invasive Thistle

David Laureano, Joseph Milstein, Sean Bower / Faculty Mentor: Narges Kasiri (Management, Marketing & Information Systems)
Contactless Payment Solution for Retailers





Updated 5/2/12