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Undergraduate Student Research & Scholarship Colloquium

The 2014 Loyola Undergraduate Student Research & Scholarship Colloquium

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Celebrating Loyola's Commitment to Undergraduate Research and Scholarship

On Friday, April 4, 2014, the Undergraduate Student Research & Scholarship Committee held its annual Colloquium. The competition establishes 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.

Oral Presentations

Business

First Place

Lawrence Luu, Eric Michaelis

"College Travel INC. - transforming college students from tourists into locals"

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Harsha Desai (Management)

Second Place

Kaela Sprotte, Katherine Neumann
"How does music consumption differ across generations?"
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Rebecca Trump (Marketing)

Third Place

Brendan Tizard
"Evergreen Clean"
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Harsha Desai (Management)"

Humanities

First Place

Mitch Corwin
"Orthographic Variance in Latin: Inscriptions from 100BCE to 300CE"
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Thomas McCreight (Classics)

Second Place

April-Ann Marshall
"The San Marco Altarpiece: Interweaving Patronal Depictions with Exotic Imagery"
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Barnaby Nygren (Fine Arts)

Third Place

Colleen Mitchell
"Understanding Cultures by Examining Their Tears"
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kathleen Forni (English)

Mathematical & Natural Sciences

First Place

Kathryn Short
"Compensatory Changes in the Small Intestine Morphology in Response to Lactation and Dietary Protein"
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Elissa Derrickson (Biology)

Second Place

Kevin Seltzer
"Surface Polariton Scattering On Carbon Nanotubes"
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Andrea Erdas (Physics)

Third Place

Akosua Mensah
"Plasticity or Local Adaptation:  Alternative Hypotheses in a Reciprocal Transplant Experiment"
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Bernadette Roche (Biology)

Social Sciences

First Place

Kayla Abbatello, Kaitlyn Connelly
"The Relationship Between Individual Differences and Hook-up Reactions"
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Theresa DiDonato (Psychology)

Second Place

Emily Coleman

"Disease and Development: An Econometric Analysis of the Relationship between Economic Development and Health around the World"
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Dennis McCornac (Economics)

Third Place

Sarah Ortiz
"Halo Effects Seen in Perceived Attractiveness, Success, and Intelligence"
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Rachel Grover (Psychology)

Poster Presentations

Education

First Place

Muriel O’Connor
"The Use of Real-Life and Virtual Manipulatives in Geometric Reasoning"
Faculty Mentor: Dean Joshua Smith (Education)

Second Place

Amy Robinski
"Multiplication Lunch Bunch"
Faculty Mentor: Dean Joshua Smith (Education)

Third Place

Katherine Breen
"Manipulatives: Helpful or Harmful in Mathematics?"
Faculty Mentor: Dean Joshua Smith (Education)

Mathematical & Natural Sciences

First Place

Kevin Molyneux

"Study of Common Genetic Variants in LPHN3-harbored Conserved Elements with  Potential Functional Implications in the Pathology of ADHD"
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ariel Martinez (Biology/NIH)

Second Place

Megan Kern
"Combined Techniques to Measure the Work Function of Clean Surfaces"
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Gregory Derry (Physics)

Third Place

Scott Melis
"The Mean Free Path and Mean Square Displacement of a Hard Disk Gas"
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Mary Lowe (Physics)

Social Sciences

First Place

Rebecca LaCosta, Rachelle Koehl,Marie Almojuela, Eric Weinstein, Ryan McQueen
"The Relationship between Paternal Parenting Style and Child’s Trust and Self-Esteem"
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Marianna Carlucci (Psychology)

Second Place

Stephanie Hewitt
"The Federal Reserve Board and the Dual Mandate: A Time Series Analysis"
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Srikanth Ramamurthy (Economics)

 

Third Place    

Laura Andrews
"Shared Neural Circuits: The Connection Between Social and Physical Pain"
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Theresa DiDonato (Psychology)