Loyola University Maryland

Undergraduate Student Research & Scholarship Colloquium

The 2005 Loyola Undergraduate Student Research & Scholarship Colloquium

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Celebrating Loyola's Commitment to Undergraduate Research and Scholarship

Colloquium Finalists
Colloquium finalists with their faculty mentors and the Committee

On Friday, April 1st 2005, the Undergraduate Student Research & Scholarship Committee held its sixth annual Colloquium. The competition continues a campus-wide forum in which undergraduate research and scholarship can be presented before the college community. This event not only contributes to the professional development of participants, it underscores the importance the college places on student involvement in creative intellectual endeavors.

The finalists below presented their research in open competition for first, second, and third place cash awards.

Business Oral Presentation

First Place

Christopher O'Brien: "Evidence on the Effects of P/E Ratios on Firm Performance"
Mentor: Dr. Joanne Li

Second Place

Anton Bekkerman: "Demand for MiLB: Investigation Attendance Factors"
Mentor: Dr. Nancy Williams

Third Place

Robert Kalb: "Effective Disclosure as a Solution to Deontological Ethical Problems Faced by Multinational Corporations"
Mentor: Dr. Sheryl Kaiser

Social Sciences Oral Presentations

First Place

Kevin J. McGann: "Sexual Orientation and Person Memory: The Role of Stereotypes"
Mentor: Dr. Kerri Goodwin

Second Place

Emilie Stuber, Crystal Barnhouser: "Weapon Type and Dangerousness Scale: An Assessment of the Impact of Gender and Gender Perception Stereotypes"
Mentor: Dr. David Crough

Third Place

Stephanie Golden: "Risk Factors for Recidivism with Juvenile Offenders"
Mentor: Dr. Lovell Smith and Dr. Mark Peyrot

Demonstration & Performance Oral Presentation

First Place

Meredith Friedman: "Whole Pieces"
Mentor: Mr. Dan Schlapbach

Second Place (Tie)

Sarah Coldwell: "A 'Full Body' of Work"
Mentor: Ms. Janet Maher

Victoria E. Woods: "Proposal of Poetry Reading"
Mentor: Ms. Lia Purpura

Mathematical & Natural Sciences Oral Presentation

First Place

Elizabeth Ferry: "A Molecular Bead-Based Method For Identifying Parasitic Wasps"
Mentor: Dr. Mary Lowe

Second Place

Lara Morrell: "Standing in Line: A Theme Park Plague"
Mentor: Dr. Chris Morrell

Third Place

Taylor Graff: "Bush vs. Kerry: A Discriminating Approach"
Mentor: Dr. Richard Auer

Arts & Humanities Oral Presentation

First Place

Dina Nagdimunova: "On the Rise and Essence of Morality"
Mentor: Dr. William Welton

Mathematical and Natural Sciences Poster Session

First Place

Michael Lloyd: "Local Adaptation in Serpentine and Non-Serpentine Populations of the Lyre-Leaved Rock Cress: Early Life History Traits"
Mentor: Dr. Bernadette Roche

Second Place

Charles Jason Shoemaker: "Sensor-Kinase Proteins are Involved in Encystment Regulation of Rhodospirillum Centenum"
Mentor: Dr. Terry Bird

Third Place

Lisa Davey: "Examining How Leptin Alters the Structure of Individual Neurons in the Brain"
Mentor: Dr. Donald Keefer

Social Sciences Poster Session

First Place

Sherise Smith, Shante' Bassett, Jean-Claude Remy, Angeleta Boyce: "The Father-Daughter Relationship and its Effect on the Body Satisfaction and Romantic Avoidance of College-Aged Women"
Mentor: Dr. Kerri Goodwin

Second Place

Christopher A Daly: "The Influence of Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Identity on Current Relationship Functioning"
Mentor: Dr. Jonathan Mohr

Third Place

Jessica Miller, Gregory Bissonette, Dr. Beth Kotchick: "Attitudes Toward Mental Health Seeking Based on Gender and Gender Roles"
Mentor: Dr. Beth Kotchick

Pictures from the Colloquium

Presentation

A student giving an oral presentation

Presentation

A student giving an oral presentation

Poster Session

A student answering questions during the 
poster session

Poster Session

A student answering questions during the 
poster session

Keynote speaker, Dr. Joanne Li

Keynote speaker, Dr. Joanne Li

All photographs courtesy of Salvatore Lenzo.

Thank you to all of the students, faculty, parents, and members of the administration that have supported the endeavor this year.