College at Oneonta News

April 12, 2007



ONEONTA, N.Y. -- The SUNY College at Oneonta will present Student Research Day on Wednesday, April 18, from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. in the Morris Conference Center on campus. Admission is complimentary, and members of the community are invited to attend.

The event will highlight research conducted by SUNY-Oneonta students with the guidance of faculty members. Student Research Day will include presentations by students about their projects, poster sessions, and a keynote address by distinguished alumnus John C. Scott, a 1977 graduate of SUNY-Oneonta who is Vice President and co-founder of Applied Psychological Techniques, Inc.

Dr. Scott will speak on "Leveraging Applied Research to Meet Critical Business Challenges" at 2:15 p.m.

Dr. Scott earned his bachelor's degree in psychology from the College at Oneonta and went on to earn his doctorate in industrial/organizational psychology from the Illinois Institute of Technology. He co-founded Applied Psychological Techniques in 1995. The company designs sophisticated human resources systems for major companies across a wide spectrum of industries. Scott is the chief architect of APTMetrics, which received a Top Ten HR Products Award from "Human Resource Executive" magazine in 2001.

Over 100 students, representing a range of disciplines and academic majors, will present the results of their research projects, which were conducted under the supervision of one or more faculty members. Several students who conducted research at the College have already presented their work at professional conferences in their disciplines.

Student exhibits will be on display from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. They will cover a range of disciplines and topics, including the following:

  • Jenna Lynn Baran; Faculty Sponsor: Christine Quail (Communication & Media); "The Explosion of ‘MySpace' and Other Online Social Networking Websites"
  • Jessica Callahan, Briegen Phetteplace, Larry Mendonca; Faculty Sponsor: Richard Grimaldi (Earth Sciences); "Inversion Structure Associated with a Radiation Fog Event in Oneonta"
  • Laurie Sledgianowski; Gwen Crane (English); "The Art and Ease of Sentence Diagramming for the Collegiate"
  • Alyssa Sorrentino, Lauren Howe, Krysten Kellman, Christopher Siragusa, Lindsey Beckwith, Kyra McTighe, Randelle McUmber, Eric Bratt, Peter Ilczyszyn, Megan Miraglia, Allison Dilzer, Ashley Gebcczyk, Kari Cubito, Jenna Smith; Faculty Sponsors: Lawrence Guzy (Psychology), William Proulx (Human Ecology), Tracey Ranieri (Athletics); "Does Exercise-Induced Dehydration Affect Perception, Cognition, Mood, and Sleepiness?"
  • Kevin Vogler; Faculty Sponsor: Thomas Horvath (Environmental Sciences/Biology); "Survey of Water Chestnut Invasion in Goodyear Lake"

SUNY-Oneonta's Student/Faculty Grant Program for Research and Creative Activity enables students to conduct in-depth research in a major area of interest under the guidance of a faculty mentor. The grants program is funded by the College at Oneonta Foundation's unrestricted endowment and administered by the College Senate Committee on Research. Student Research Day is sponsored by the College Senate Committee on Research, Grants Development Office, and College at Oneonta Foundation.



For more information about the College, please call the Community Relations Office at (607) 436-2748 or send e-mail to Hal Legg, Director of Communications.

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