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2022 Undergraduate Research Colloquium

Oral Presentations

Humanities Session 1

1st Prize:  Towards a Feminist Eschatology
Student Author:Kyra Berry
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Rebekah Eklund (Theology)

2nd Prize:  Images of the Afterlife in Children’s Literature
Student Author:Ella Mallon
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Rebekah Eklund (Theology)

Humanities Session 2

1st Prize:  A Longitudinal Approach to Undergraduate Writers and the Impact of Self-Efficacy 
Student Author: Kaitlin Quigley
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Nabila Hijazi (Writing)

Natural & Applied Sciences

1st Prize:  Tree Diversity and the Risk of Exotic Invasion
Student Author: Anna Schilling
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Bernadette Roche (Biology)

2nd Prize:  Methodology for Analyzing True Stress Strain in Tensile Specimens
Student Author: William Stann
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Robert Pond (Engineering)

Social Science Session 1

1st Prize: Youth Perceptions of their Sleep Schedules and Environment While Residing in Juvenile Justice Facilities
Student Authors:Mea Foster, Josefina Munoz-Nogales, Ryan McGee
Faculty Mentors: Dr. Amy Wolfson (Psychology) and Dr. Marianna Carlucci (Psychology)

2nd Prize:  Reimagining Peacebuilding and Reconciliation: Examining Transitional Justice Mechanisms in Post-1994 Genocide Rwanda
Student Author: Emma Sarazin
Faculty Mentors: Dr. Mary Kate Schneider (Political Science, Global Studies)

Social Science Session 2

1st Prize:  Changing Perceptions on Huntington’s Disease:  How Prior Knowledge Influences Prejudice and Discrimination
Student Authors:Cameron Galley, Courteney Martin
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Diana Betz (Psychology)

2nd Prize:  The Social Environment’s Impact on LGBTQ+ Students
Student Authors:Alex Gomes, Emma Petruzzell, Braya Markley, Kalei Files
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Diana Betz (Psychology)

Poster Presentations

Humanities and Education

1st Prize:  Amplifying Voices: Creative Writing as a Path to Empowerment
Student Author:Cara Kossuth
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jean Lee Cole (English)

Social Sciences and Business

1st Prize: The Influential Context of Negatively Internalized Critical Comments Regarding Appearance on Self Esteem and Body Image in Young Adult Females
Student Authors: Phoebe Clark, Eleanor Finnegan
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Diana Betz (Psychology)

2nd Prize: Obesity and Food Access: Does Quality Matter?
Student Author:Sarah Coyle
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jeremy Schwartz (Economics)

Natural & Applied Sciences

1st Prize: Atomic Force Microscopy Measurements of a Protein-DNA Complex
Student Authors: Benny Glazer, Brendan Toulan
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Mary Lowe (Physics)

2nd Prize: Analyzing the Role of Jarid1C in Stem Cells 
Student Author: Nada Jokhadar
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Theresa Geiman (Biology)

3rd Prize: Analyzing the Role of the Hells Gene in Melanoma
Student Author: Kristen Battista
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Theresa Geiman (Biology)

Event Information

Friday, April 19, 2024

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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.