SUNY Oneonta

2017 SRCA Day Presentations

As of April 3, 2017

Student: Hailey Ahearn
Faculty Sponsor: Allan Green (Chemistry & Biochemistry)
Glucose Uptake and Lipolysis in Fat Cells

Student: Jonathan Albert
Faculty Sponsor: April Ford (English)
Children of the Hills

Student: Kaitlin Alessi
Faculty Sponsor: Fred Zalatan (Biology)
Spices and Their Ability to Inhibit Bacterial Growth

Student: Claire Anderson
Faculty Sponsor: Jill Fielhaber (Biology)
Measuring Apoptosis in Response to Inflammatory Mediators

Students: Anita Asheley, Amanda Kilbury, Katie Walker, Hannah Dari
Faculty Sponsor: Alexandra Nicolette (Human Ecology)
Whole Wheat Flour Substitution in Blueberry Muffins

Student: Nicole Augunas
Faculty Sponsors: Dawn Hamlin, Frank Thornton (Educational Psychology, Counseling &
Special Education)
High School to College Transition for Students with Autism

Students: Samantha Ayers, Kate Moore
Faculty Sponsor: Keith Brunstad (Earth & Atmospheric Sciences)
Factors Controlling the Emplacement of the 80-km-long Tieton Andesite Lava Flow Field, South-Central Washington

Student: Amanda Barcia
Faculty Sponsors: Dona Siregar, Christine Storrie (Economics, Finance & Accounting)
Effects of Exchange Rates on U.S. GDP and Stock Market

Student: Emily Berezowski
Faculty Sponsor: Jeffrey Heilveil (Biology)
Using Second-generation Sequencing to Investigate Anthropogenic Impacts of NYS Reservoirs

Student: Sara Bonafine
Faculty Sponsor: Gregory Fulkerson (Sociology)
SOAR Seeks Student Scholars!

Student: Peter Booth
Faculty Sponsor: Trevor Fuller (Geography & Environmental Sustainability)
Locating and Documenting Sub-surface Environmental Hazards

Student: Caleb Brah
Faculty Sponsor: Tracy Allen (Geography & Environmental Sustainability)
Bathymetric and Sedimentation Survey of Goodyear Lake

Student: Nicolas Capra
Faculty Sponsor: Jacqueline Bennett (Chemistry & Biochemistry)
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance as a Probe for Effective Water Testing Reagents

Student: Nicolas Capra
Faculty Sponsor: Toke Knudsen (Mathematics, Computer Science & Statistics)
Construction and Operation of a Model Sundial

Student: Jenna Caruso
Faculty Sponsor: James Zians (Psychology)
Key Elements in Public Speaking for an Effective Role Model Story: Dealing with Cancer while Attending College

Student: Meghan Cassidy, Tabitha McGill, Alanna Magnan
Faculty Sponsor: Toke Knudsen (Mathematics, Computer Science & Statistics)
Student Teacher Observations: 1909, 1911, and 1913

Student: Lauren Cestone
Faculty Sponsor: Elizabeth Seale (Sociology)
Does Poverty Cause Addiction? Comparing Experiences with Alcoholism and Substance Abuse by Social Class, Race and Ethnicity

Student: Alexander Chase
Faculty Sponsor: Jiang Tan (Secondary Education & Educational Technology)
Delta Math: An Investigation of the Impacts of an Online Mathematics Program on Student Self-Concept and Achievement

Students: Celena Chiu, Dina Rose Cornell, Christopher Santana, Anthony Santor
Faculty Sponsor: Chien-Wei Lin (Management, Marketing & Information Systems)
An Empirical Study on Cause Related Marketing and Donation Types

Students: Sunny Chung, Alexandra Reichert, Joseph LaCourt
Faculty Sponsor: Wendy Lascell (Geography & Environmental Sustainability)
Cultural Immersion in NOLA

Students: Nicole Clark, Lauren Tomlinson
Faculty Sponsor: Fred Zalatan (Biology)
Involvement of Sec4 Protein in Ty1 Assembly and Replication

Student: Alyssa Cohen
Faculty Sponsors: Monica Grau, Kate McMichael (New Student Services)
Transfer Shock at SUNY Oneonta

Students: Jesse Cohen, Steven Formichelli
Faculty Sponsor: Paul Bischoff (Secondary Education & Educational Technology)
Creating and Testing the Utility of a Simple Laboratory Method of Quantitatively Measuring Resveratrol Released into the Soil in Thickets of the Invasive Plant-Japanese Knotweed

Students: Shannon Crehan, Paula Rebancos
Faculty Sponsor: Kristen Roosa (Biology)
Effect of the Circadian Rhythm on Cyclophosphamide-induced Toxicity in the Urinary System of Mice

Student: Emily Crosby
Faculty Sponsors: Tyra Olstad (Geography & Environmental Sustainability), Nancy Currier (Elementary Education & Reading)
Using "The Oregon Trail" Computer Game for Teaching History

Students: Brenna Crowe, Michael Yanchus
Faculty Sponsor: Andrew Gallup (Psychology)
Yawn duration predicts brain volumes in Felidae

Students: Kimmy Cushman, Hannah Olds, Andreas Stolzer, Steven Bradley, Kevin Knox, Elliot Moore, Hayley Lovett, Adriana Perratta
Faculty Sponsor: Sunil Labroo (Physics & Astronomy)
O-SNAP: Oneonta Sparking New Attitudes in Physics

Student: Kimmy Cushman
Faculty Sponsor: Joshua Nollenberg (Physics & Astronomy)
Particle Transport in the Alcubierre Metric

Student: Kimmy Cushman
Faculty Sponsor: Michael Faux (Physics & Astronomy)
Laser Polarimetry for the Cosmic Axion Spin Precession Experiment Magnetometry

Student: Christa Decker
Faculty Sponsor: Ronald Bishop (Chemistry & Biochemistry)
Chemical Interactions between Propane and Petroleum Processing Compounds

Student: Shane Digan
Faculty Sponsors: Gina Keel (Political Science), Keith Brunstad (Earth & Atmospheric Sciences)
The End of Life Dam Problem: Local and Global

Student: Maggie Doolin
Faculty Sponsor: Florian Reyda (Biology)
Bringing Neoechinorhynchus into the 21st Century: A Two-pronged Systematic Investigation

Students: Monica Dore, Stephen Bretscher, Tara Litvin, Steven Haight
Faculty Sponsor: Sean Robinson (Biology)
The SUNY Virtual Herbarium Network: Increasing Access and Improving Botanical Education

Students: Kyle Dudgeon, Marc Hadley
Faculty Sponsor: Tyra Olstad (Geography & Environmental Sustainability)
Otsego County Predator-Scavenger Analysis

Student: Andrew Edwards
Faculty Sponsor: Elizabeth Seale (Sociology)
The Impact of Gender, Race, and Class on Networking

Student: Ryan Elliot
Faculty Sponsor: Daniel Stich (Biology)
Social Dimensions of Lake Management: A Case Study on Lake of the Woods, New York

Student: Brandon Emerson
Faculty Sponsor: William Walker (Cooperstown Graduate Program)
Integrating Global Concepts of Cultural and Social Entrepreneurship: Fundación ABLE as a Case Study

Student: Michael Engesser
Faculty Sponsor: Joshua Nollenberg (Physics & Astronomy)
A Data Archive for College Camp Observatory

Student: Wilaysha Evans
Faculty Sponsor: Maurice Odago (Chemistry & Biochemistry)
Synthesis of Amido(thio)urea Based rhenium (I) tricarbonyl Complexes

Students: Wilaysha Evans, Trevor Ambrose
Faculty Sponsor: Jacqueline Bennett
Green Synthesis of Novel Fluorescent and Photochromic Aryl Aldimines

Students: Haley Fallon, Nicole Cajo
Faculty Sponsor: Maria Montoya (Foreign Languages & Literatures)
Colombian Healthcare: A Citizen's Perspective

Students: Katrina Fandrich, Dustin Pennington
Faculty Sponsor: Melissa Godek (Earth & Atmospheric Sciences)
Examining Hurricane Stage Durations from 1980-2015

Student: Lyndsey Farrar
Faculty Sponsor: Leigh Fall (Earth & Atmospheric Sciences)
How does Body Size of Trilobites Change along a Water Depth Gradient in the Trenton Group (Middle Ordovician) of Central New York?

Students: Stacey Franco, Jasmin Espinal, Dalton Gates, Kailey Nuccio
Faculty Sponsor: Fred Zalatan (Biology)
Possible Involvement of the Secretory Pathway in Ty-1 Transposon Replication in Yeast

Student: Thomas Franzem
Faculty Sponsor: Dan Stich (Biology)
Factors Impacting Amphibian Abundance in Anthropogenic Vernal Pools

Students: Michaela Gartman, Kristen Wells
Faculty Sponsors: Tami LaPilusa, Alyssa Rothfuss, Jeffrey Heilveil (Biology)
Mitochondrial DNA Sequences Enhance Resolution of Gene Flow for the Land Crab, Cardisoma Guanhumi, Fishery Management in The Bahamas

Student: Joseph Goebel
Faculty Sponsor: Jill Fielhaber (Biology)
Caffeine and Growth

Student: Sara Goldenbaum
Faculty Sponsor: Leslie Hasbargen (Earth & Atmospheric Sciences)
Modeling Sediment Transport on Mars

Student: Leah Gorman
Faculty Sponsors: Willard Harman, Kiyoko Yokota, Daniel Stich (Biology)
DeRuyter Reservoir: A Case Study on Aquatic Macrophyte Management as a Component of Long-term Lake and Watershed Management

Student: Anna Graziosi
Faculty Sponsor: June Tyler (Art)
Ghost Stories

Student: Kristen Guastella
Faculty Sponsor: Wesley Bernard (Art)
Future of Farms

Student: Eric Hanss
Faculty Sponsor: Willard Harman (Biology)
Development of a Lake Management Plan for Crooked, Song, and Tully Lakes

Student: Lynne Haynes
Faculty Sponsor: Jeffrey Heilveil (Biology)
Polydrusus Weevils in Franklin County, NY

Student: Elaine Herron
Faculty Sponsor: Andrew Gallup (Psychology)
Yawn Duration Predicts Brain Size and Neuron Count across Avian Species

Student: Elise Iwancyckyj
Faculty Sponsor: Florian Reyda (Biology)
Analysis of a New Species of Tapeworm from Fontitrygon margarita (Daisy Stingray)

Students: Elise Iwanyckyj, Timothy Banas, Cristina Santos Carvalho, Amanda Rhodes
Faculty Sponsor: Donna Vogler (Biology)
Annual Rings of Wood Turtle (Glyptemys insculpta) Comparative to Growth

Students: Nathan Laing, Monica Dore
Faculty Sponsor: Sean Robinson (Biology)
SUNY Oneonta Tree Mapping

Student: Tiffany Lane
Faculty Sponsors: Dawn Hamlin, Frank Thornton (Educational Psychology, Counseling & Special Education)
Teaching Tolerance in Early Childhood Education

Students: Heather Launt, Gabriela Rodrigues, Peter Richardson
Faculty Sponsors: Katherine Lau (Psychology), Moira Riley (Bassett Research Institute), Matthew Aalsma (Indiana University Schooll of Medicine)
Testing the Utility of the Brief Peer Conflict Scale

Student: Stephanie LeClerc
Faculty Sponsor: Jiang Tan (Secondary Education & Educational Technology)
eReaders and Literacy Development

Student: Anna Lin
Faculty Sponsor: Dona Siregar, Kai Chen (Economics, Finance & Accounting)
Auditor Reputation and the Underpricing of IPOs

Students: Taylor Litwin, Blair O’Brien
Faculty Sponsor: Wendy Lascell (Geography & Environmental Sustainability)
Post-Katrina: The Lower 9th Ward and the Greater New Orleans Area

Students: Christian Lopez, Christopher Santana, Meaghan Kincaid
Faculty Sponsors: Kai Chen (Economics, Finance & Accounting), Chien-Wei Lin (Management, Marketing & Information Systems)
Financial Motivations of Cause Related Marketing Campaigns

Student: Joshua Louden
Faculty Sponsor: Joshua Nollenberg (Physics & Astronomy)
Narrowing the Search for Planet Nine

Student: Sisina Macchiarelli
Faculty Sponsor: Florian Reyda (Biology)
Problematic Identification of Azygia Species in New York Freshwater Fishes

Students: Grace Maecker, Kyle Dudgeon
Faculty Sponsor: Wendy Lascell (Geography & Environmental Sustainability)
Louisiana Coastal Zone Management

Students: Emily Marcellin, Kasey Fields, Maria Favaron, Rose Alexander
Faculty Sponsor: Alexandra Nicolette (Human Ecology)
Modified Fettucine Alfredo Recipe

Student: Joe Matzel
Faculty Sponsor: Christine Storrie (Economics, Finance & Accounting)
The Obama Administration’s Impact on the Gender Wage Gap

Students: Leah McCormick, Peter Wegrzyn
Faculty Sponsor: Elizabeth Bastiaans (Biology)
The Effect of Water Availability on Ejaculate Size and Oviposition in Bean Beetles (Callosobruchus maculatus)

Students: Thomas McNamee, Elliot Moore, Hayley Lovett
Faculty Sponsor: Paul Bischoff (Secondary Education & Educational Technology)
Teaching Physics Concepts with Smartphones with Tracker Software

Student: Ambar Melendez
Faculty Sponsor: Yun-Jung Choi (Human Ecology)
Visual Merchandising: Promotional and Innovative Design for Oneonta Local Apparel Stores

Student: Lexi Milano
Faculty Sponsor: Ronald Bishop (Chemistry & Biochemistry)
Base-Catalyzed Cyanoethylation of Ethylene Glycol: Survey of Conditions

Student: Kate Moore
Faculty Sponsor: Keith Brunstad (Earth & Atmospheric Sciences)
Chemical and Mineralogical Control on Two Goat Rocks Volcano Lava Flow Volumes, Effusion Rates, and Lengths, South-Central Cascade Range, Washington

Student: Amber Morey
Faculty Sponsor: Donna Vogler (Biology)
Pollen Tube Visualization of the Hawaiian Endemic Hibiscus waimeae

Student: Lea Moscatello
Faculty Sponsor: Andrew Gallup (Psychology)
The Relationship between Yawn Duration and Brain Weight in Domesticated Dogs

Student: Kayonga Denis Muganza
Faculty Sponsor: Joseph Pignato (Music)
Multilingual Hip Hop

Students: Alexandria Muller, Jolie Widawsky, Helen Kaufman, Stacey Sullivan
Faculty Sponsor: Alexandra Nicolette (Human Ecology)
Cauliflower Puree as a Fat Replacement in Macaroni and Cheese

Student: Sarah Newtown
Faculty Sponsor: Jeffrey Heilveil (Biology)
Distribution of Meiofauna in Oneonta Creek, Oneonta, NY

Student: Jeffrey O’Neil
Faculty Sponsor: Marius Munteanu (Mathematics, Computer Science & Statistics)
Mathematical Inequalities

Student: Joseph O’Reilly
Faculty Sponsor: Daniel Stich (Biology)
Cassadaga Lake: A Multi-Basin Approach to Lake Management

Student: Colleen Parker
Faculty Sponsor: Kiyoko Yokota (Biology)
Monitoring of Mercury in Catskill Region Fishes

Students: Fernando Peralta, Laura Melendez
Faculty Sponsor: Junryo Watanabe (Biology)
M1 and M2 Genes in Drosophila melanogastor Plasmatocytes: What Are They Doing?

Students: Byron Peregrim, Jessica Schoeck, Heidi Gorton, Kerianne Engesser, Victoria Pigott
Faculty Sponsor: Florian Reyda (Biology)
Parasite Party: Full Necropsies of Yellow Perch from Canadarago Lake

Student: Joseph Perry
Faculty Sponsor: Matthew Albright, Daniel Stich (Biology)
Efficacy of a Potassium Peroxymonosulfate-based Disinfectant (VirkonTM) against Zebra Mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) Adults and Veliger Larvae

Student: David Pfuhler
Faculty Sponsor: Daniel Stich (Biology)
Finding a Balance: A Case Study on the Management of Crumhorn Lake

Student: Cheyenne Pommelle
Faculty Sponsor: Florian Reyda (Biology)
Discovery of the Asian Fish Tapeworm in New York 

Student: Leslie Reitz
Faculty Sponsor: Dawn Sohns (Communication & Media)
The Persuasive Impact of Apple's "Distractingly Good" Campaign

Student: Jonelle Reyes
Faculty Sponsors: Tsitsi McPherson (Biology), Philip Sirianni (Economics, Finance & Accounting)
How Big are your Resource Feet?: An Ecological Assessment of SUNY Oneonta

Student: Amanda Rhodes
Faculty Sponsor: Elizabeth Bastiaans (Biology)
Fluctuating Asymmetry in Plastron Scutes in a Historical Population of Wood Turtles (Glyptemys insculpta)

Student: Amanda Rhodes
Faculty Sponsor: Elizabeth Bastiaans (Biology)
Jumping the Fence: Population Genetics of an Introduced Fence Lizard on Staten Island

Student: Phillip Riccobono
Faculty Sponsor: Wendy Lascell (Geography & Environmental Sustainability)
Demographic Changes in Post-Katrina New Orleans

Student: Emilie Richard
Faculty Sponsor: Keith Brunstad (Earth & Atmospheric Sciences)
Environmental Baseline Study for Managed Sediment Release from the Lower Reservoir, Oneonta Creek, Oneonta, NY

Students: Gabriela Rodrigues, Heather Launt, Peter Richardson
Faculty Sponsors: Moira Riley (Bassett Research Institute), Katherine Lau (Psychology), Matthew Aalsma (Indiana University School of Medicine)
The Influence of Parental Psychological Control on Youth Relational Aggression

Students: Rebecca Rogers, Daniel Murphy, Vincent Tesoriero
Faculty Sponsor: Wendy Lascell (Geography & Environmental Sustainability)
Disaster Geographies Service-Learning Trip

Students: Neil Rosenfeld, Marina Seidel, Adam Gaynor
Faculty Sponsor: Jacqueline Bennett (Chemistry & Biochemistry)
Evaluation of Imines as Cation Sensors in Water Samples

Student: Jacqlyn Rossi
Faculty Sponsor: Jiang Tan (Secondary Education & Educational Technology)
Does i-Ready Mathematics Effect Student Achievement within the First Grade?

Student: Alyssa Rothfuss
Faculty Sponsor: Jeffrey Heilveil (Biology)
Sisyridae and Sponges: A Genetic Analysis

Student: Jaclyn Ruhl
Faculty Sponsors: Fred Zalatan, Paul Lord (Biology)
The Effect of Emerald Ash Borer Exposure on Fungal Decay of Ash Wood

Student: Genna Schlicht
Faculty Sponsor: Maurice Odago (Chemistry & Biochemistry)
New Approaches to the Synthesis of N-heterocyclic Carbenes

Students: Michelle Siegelwax, Sabrina Conticello, Valerie Matedero
Faculty Sponsor: Keith Schillo (Biology)
Use of a Holter Monitor and an Ambulatory Sphygmomanometer to Monitor Diurnal Changes in Cardiovascular Function

Student: Randi Sisco
Faculty Sponsor: Elizabeth Seale (Sociology)
Parenting in Economically-Impoverished Neighborhoods

Student: Sara Stathopoulos
Faculty Sponsors: Philip Sirianni, Charlene Foley-Deno (Economics, Finance & Accounting)
The Feasibility of Micro Hydropower: A Cost-Benefit Analysis of the Silver Creek Basin

Students: Erika Stopler, Neil Rosenfeld
Faculty Sponsor: Jacqueline Bennett (Chemistry & Biochemistry)
Greener Synthesis of Phenylsemicarbazones and Phenylthiosemicarbazones

Student: Keri Surita
Faculty Sponsor: Wendy Lascell (Geography & Environmental Sustainability)
Assessing Emergency Management Strategies of New Orleans, Louisiana

Student: Tristin Tait
Faculty Sponsor: Elizabeth Bastiaans (Biology)
Variation in Dorsal Patterns among Populations of a Montane Mexican Lizard Species

Student: Luke Thomas
Faculty Sponsor: Sen Zhang (Mathematics, Computer Science & Statistics)
An Implementation of Computerized Go Game

Student: Alexa Tumbarello
Faculty Sponsor: Daniel Stich (Biology)
Developing a Comprehensive Management Plan for Adirondack Lakes

Student: Anthony Vecere
Faculty Sponsor: Fan Chen (Economics, Finance & Accounting)
The Impact of Banking Regulations and Deregulations on the Stock Market

Students: Benjamin Weir, Andrew Schlottman, Elliot Moore, Brian Mead
Faculty Sponsors: Paul French, Jane Simpson (Physics & Astronomy)
Characterization of the Magnus and Drag Forces on a Spinning Projectile

Student: Alana White
Faculty Sponsor: Jiang Tan (Secondary Education & Educational Technology)
The Effect of High-Tech versus Low-Tech Makerspaces on Fourth Grade Science Students

Student: Patrick Wilson
Faculty Sponsor: Joshua Nollenberg (Physics & Astronomy)
Photography of Celestial Objects within our Solar System

Student: Sonja Wixom
Faculty Sponsors: Kiyoko Yokota, Daniel Stich, Willard Harman (Biology)
Koinonia: An Educational Goldmine

Student: Emmanuel Woolard
Faculty Sponsor: Marita Gilbert (Gender & Sexuality Resource Center)
Seeing Toxic Masculinity

Student: Crystal Wyllie
Faculty Sponsor: Tyra Olstad (Geography & Environmental Sustainability)
Mapping Invasive Japanese Knotweed Around Goodyear Lake

Student: Anna Zoodsma
Faculty Sponsor: Tyra Olstad (Geography & Environmental Sustainability)
Biomimicry: A Conscious Approach to Modern Agriculture