Loyola University Maryland

Undergraduate Student Research & Scholarship Colloquium

The 2017 Loyola Undergraduate Student Research & Scholarship Colloquium

Oral Presentations

Arts

1st Place
13.8: Atomic Biography of the Human Race 
Rachel Yuhas
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Daniel Schlapbach (Photography)
2nd Place
Blink
Leandra Caprini-Rosica
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Daniel Schlapbach (Photography)
3rd Place
An Analysis of Tennessee Williams' Social Commentary in “A Streetcar Named Desire”
Meredith Doty
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Natka Bianchini (Theatre)

Business



1st Place
The Effect of State Wages on Automation Investment
Taylor Davis, Lucas Candella, Dylan Engel, Jake Gordon
Faculty Mentor: Dr. John D. Burger (Economics)
2nd Place
IT Project Prioritization & Portfolio Management
Frank Reilly
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Paul Tallon (Information Systems & Operations Management)

Humanities Session 1

1st Place
Influenza Epidemic of 1918: The Effects of World War I on Public Health Policy
Keenan Gibbons
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Matthew Mulcahy (History)
2nd Place
Hybridity and Cultural Perceptions of John Lodge’s "The People of Florida Sacrificing Their First Born to the Sun"
Cassandra Clark
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Barnaby Nygren (Art History)
3rd Place
Homer in Prose: Literary Analysis of Homeric Allusions in the Sophistic Novel
Ian McNeely
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Thomas McCreight (Classics)

Humanities Session 2

1st Place
Manhood through Muscle: The Rise of the American Physical Culture Movement
Nicholas Capicotto
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Thomas Pegram (History)
2nd Place
Mariana Mirroring Penelope: A Case for Classical Influence in a Pre-Raphaelite Painting
Rebeccah Swerdlow
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Janet Headley (Art History)
3rd Place
From Woe! to Whoa!: A Corpus-Based Linguistic Study of Borrowed Greek Interjections of Distress in Roman New Comedy
Joshua Ziesel
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Thomas McCreight (Classics)

Natural & Applied Sciences

1st Place
Modulations of triple-negative breast cancer proliferation and viability by green tea
Cassandra Houser
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Armina Kazi (Biology)
2nd Place
Determining the Ballistic Resistance and Effectiveness of Historic Greek Body Armor 
Emily Chambers, Emily Mansour
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Robert Pond, Jr (Engineering)
3rd Place
Evaluation of Phagocytic Alteration Following Treatment with a Simulated Human Digest of Green Tea 
Allison Meyers
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Christopher Thompson (Biology)

Social Sciences 

1st Place
Psychoeducational Sexual Assault Prevention: Understanding and Treating Evolutionary Aggression
Michael Di Bianca
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Matthew Kirkhart (Psychology)
2nd Place
Research and Education in Women's Prisons 
Sara Leder
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Barbara Vann (Sociology)
3rd Place
The Evolution of Refugee Law in Latin America 
Yamilex Pena
Faculty Mentor: Maiju Lehmijoki-Gardner (Theology)

Poster Session

Arts

1st Place
Thread for Thought
Elena Damon
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Daniel Schlapbach (Photography)
2nd Place
Inquiry on Defining the “Mono-Portrait” 
Hewitt Harchick
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Mary Beth Akre (Studio Arts)
3rd Place
Zodiac
Philip Portera
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Mary Beth Akre (Studio Arts)

Education

1st Place
English Language Learners and Sight Word Recognition through Multisensory Instruction 
Emily Bruce
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Mark Lewis (Literacy)
2nd Place
Barriers and Enablers of Technology Integration in an Urban Charter Elementary School 
Quinn Pape, Erin Pellegrino
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kelly Keane (Education Specialties)
3rd Place
Phonics Instruction at the Within Word Level 
Alyssa Kulmoski
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Margarita Zisselsberger (Literacy)

Natural & Applied Sciences

1st Place
Mechanisms of resistance to palbociclib and aromatase inhibitors in hormone receptor positive breast cancer
Antony Sare, Adam Schneider
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Armina Kazi, Ph.D. (Biology)
2nd Place
Overexpression of miRNAs 181a and 222 play a role in triple negative breast cancer
Lindsay Herbst, Adriana Perez
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Armina Kazi (Biology)
3rd Place
Mechanism of Taste Reception-Induced Changes in Colonic Motility
Sarah Trent, Derek Kendig, Vanitha Bala, John Grider
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Derek Kendig (Biology)

Social Sciences 

1st Place
“You don’t know my life!”: Discrepancies Between Parental Perception and Reality of Alcohol-Related Behavior of College Students
Casi Morgan, Charlotte Little
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Marianna Carlucci (Psychology)
2nd Place
NO 1 LIKES U: Possible Predictors of Cyberbullying Behaviors
Briana Cerami-Guarino, Alyssa Case, Dana Sauro
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Theresa DiDonato (Psychology)
3rd Place
Preliminary Factor Analysis of Patient Satisfaction Scores of Hospitalist Performance 
Michele Ryan
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Thomas McCreight (Classics)