Celebrating Loyola's Commitment to Undergraduate Research and Scholarship
|Colloquium finalists with their faculty mentors
On Saturday, March 27th 2004, the Undergraduate Student Research & Scholarship Committee held fifth annual colloquium. The competition continued 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 also 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 and recognition.
Arts & Humanities
Anna Maria Gualtieri: "Biography of a Holocaust Survivor"
Mentor: Lia Purpura
Virginia Graham: "Max Ernst's L'elefont Celebes and Oedipus Rex:Connecting Dada and Surrealist Collage"
Mentor: Janet Headley
School of Business
Christine Santiag "Toward a Coperative Approach to regulating Biopesticides"
Mentor: Andrea Giampetro-Meyer
Mykel Banks, Kimberly Fynes, & Christopher Musial: "Tannins and Esophageal Cancer"
Mentor: Richard Franke
David Hawal, Ellen Niemiec, & Jennifer Reddy: "Cultural Determinants of Violent Crime"
Mentor: Richard Franke
Mathematical & Physical Sciences
Megan Pomianek: "Preparations of Cellotriose Derivatives for Fluorescence Studies of the Cel5A Cellulase of Thermobifida fusca"
Mentor: Brian Barr
Lerin Tagge: "Solving Laplacian problems with Boundary Singularities: A Singular Function Boundary Integral Method"
Mentor: Christos Xenophontos
Beth Gregg: "Characterization of a Dirofilaria immitis PutativeMolting Gene, Di-nhr-6 through Semi-Quantitive RT-PCR"
Mentor: Kirsten Crossgrove
Robert Cramer & Joshua Grubka: "Life Stress and the Five Factor Model as Predictors of Subjective Well-being"
Mentor: David Powers
Second Place (Tie)
Lindsey Conan & Taylor Jantz-Sell: "Assessing the Short-Term Impact of a Brief Violent Crime Prevention Method "
Mentor: David Crough
Dana M. Moss: "Print Media and the Gender Socialization of Teenage Girls:A Content Analysis of Seventeen Magazine "
Mentor: Lovell Smith
Christina Moorer: "Racial Health Disparities:African American Women and Low Birth Rate"
Mentor: Mark Peyrot
Pictures from the Colloquium
Dr. Kim Olsen, co-chair of USRS
Keynote Speaker, Dr. David Rivers, Biology Dept.
Kathryn M. Beer for her paper The Power of Nature
Dina Nagdimunova for her paper Crit The Laws as Socratic Advocates
Thank you to all of the students, faculty, parents, and members of the administration that have supported the event this year.