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2018 Undergraduate Research Colloquium



1st Place
Northrup Grumman's Intrinsic Value
Liam Marmo, Yun Udval, Krysta Lipinski, Shane Heizer, Brian Wright Faculty Mentor: Dr. Karyl Leggio (Finance)


1st Place
Medieval Beasts and Where to Find Them: Investigating the Origins of a Hidden Image on Francis Bacon’s A Natural History
Sarah McAleer Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kerry Boeye (Art History)

2nd Place
“A Humble Imitation”: Literary Appropriations of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Matthew Rossi Faculty Mentor: Dr. Robert Miola (English)

3rd Place
Philosophy of History as a Method of Racial Judgement in Kant, Hegel, and Heidegger
Andrew Hayden Faculty Mentor: Dr. Paul Richard Blum (Philosophy)

Natural & Applied Sciences

1st Place
Exploring Adaptive History Analysis for Change Recommendation
Sydney Pugh
Faculty Mentor: Dr. David Binkley (Computer Science)

2nd Place
Analyzing JARID1C Levels and Function in Cancer Cell Lines 
David Hutchins
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Theresa Geiman (Biology)

Social Sciences 

1st Place
Autism Diagnosis and Disability Services Among African Immigrant Population: A Literature Review
Sierra Quimby
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Meiju Lehmijoki-Gardner (National Fellowships)

2nd Place
Heard It Through the Grapevine: Does Information Source Type Affect Perception of Leadership Effectiveness? 
Alexandra Hayden, Yasminé Shafaie
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Francis Golom (Psychology)

3rd Place
A Unique Look at Justice in The Philippines 
Spencer Roush
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Mary Kate Schneider (Political Science)



1st Place
Dissecting Life
Samantha Stepnowski
Faculty Mentor: Christopher Lonegan (Fine Arts)


1st Place
Implementing Research Based Math Instructional Strategies 
Allison Anderson
Faculty Mentor: Professor Adell Cothorne

2nd Place
Fast Fact Fallacy: Practice Makes Perfect 
Jamieson Gilmore
Faculty Mentor: Melissa Mulieri (Teacher Education)

3rd Place
The Impact of the 2008 Inclusive Classroom Legislation on Educational Access for Children with Disabilities in Thailand
Alyson Forgione
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Meiju Lehmijoki-Gardner (National Fellowships)

Natural & Applied Sciences

1st Place
Screening for the Standardization and Contamination for Fifty Herbal Supplements
Iris Chicas
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Maren Blohm (Biology)

2nd Place
Effects of Matcha and Green Tea on Cytoskeleton Structure, Phagocytosis, and Killing
Hannah LaMond
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Christopher Thompson (Biology)

3rd Place (Tied)
The Effects of Short Chain Fatty Acids on the Colon
Jane Anderson
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Derek Kendig (Biology)

Effects of Protein-Level in Maternal Diets on Pup Body Composition of Field and Lab Mice
Stephanie Lieffrig
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Elissa Derrickson (Biology)

Social Sciences 

1st Place
Self-Compassion and Help-Seeking as Predictors of College Students’ Social Justice Attitudes
Michael DiBianca
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Perrin Robinson & Dr. Mary Jo Coiro (Psychology)

2nd Place
Guyanese Children’s Performance on a Receptive Language Measure Normed on Standard American English Speakers
Jasmine Weisman, Mia Jenkins
Faculty Mentor: Lena Caesar (Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences)

3rd Place
Don’t Forget the Dads: A Case-Study Analysis of Father-Child Relationships
Casie Morgan
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Mary Jo Coiro (Psychology)


Event Information

Friday, April 19, 2024

Download the 2024 USRSC Program

Application Proposals

All currently enrolled undergraduate students at the University are eligible to submit a presentation proposal to the Colloquium for research performed on or off campus, including during the summer.

Deadline: March 19, 2024

Application Process

Volunteer to Judge

If you are a faculty member willing to serve as an abstract reviewer (March 19-27) and/or a judge (either for oral or poster presentations at the Colloquium on April 19th), please submit your contact information here to register your interest.