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NCUR 2011

The office of Graduate Studies and Research sponsors a Travel Grant Award Program which enables outstanding SU undergraduate students to present their research, creative or scholarly projects at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR). 

Each year, Undergraduate students from colleges and universities across the US and representing all academic disciplines, gather to present their research, creative or scholarly projects. NCUR creates a unique environment to celebrate and promote exemplary student achievement which serves to advance and enrich undergraduate education.

The 25th annual NCUR event was hosted by Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York from March31st through April 2nd.  Once again, Salisbury University enjoyed great success, as indicated by the impressive delegations who attended this prestigious conference.  31 SU students from all four academic schools presented their work:

  • Caitlin Averill, Nursing student, presented:  Inside the Delusion

  • Amanda Baker, Geography Department, presented:  A Geographic Analysis of Storm Water Run-off as a Problem and Best Management Practices that Now Exist in the Chesapeake Bay Region

  • Velora Branch, Chemistry Department, presented:  Quantification of the Anti-Proliferative Effect of Adiponectin on Colo-Rectal Cancer Cells

  • Chelsey Breitschwerdt, English major, presented:  The Liminal Nature of Keats's and Shelley's 1819 Poems

  • Akira Brown, Psychology major, presented:  Threat Message Development

  • Caitlin Conway, Physics major presented:  Effects of Human-Generated Sounds on Saltwater Fish, Brackish Water Fish and Freshwater Fish

  • Stephanie Decarlo, English major, presented:  Awkward Silences: The Implied Sensual Experience of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice

  • Robert Forrester, Political Science major, presented:  The Relationship Between Population Density and Election Outcomes

  • Sara Jane Glover, Social Work major, presented: Bullying in Schools

  • Troy Grube, Exercise Science major, presented:  Comparison of 4 Weeks of Agility Ladder Coordination Training with and without Loading on Performance

  • Ashley James, Psychology major, presented:  Relations of Cynical Hostility and Social Support to Body Mass Index and Physical Activity

  • Bridget Kerner, Environmental Studies major, presented: Social Issues in the Chesapeake Bay Restoration

  • Sabrina Kunciw, Biology major, presented: Changes in Gene Expression for Lipid Metabolism in Chinook Salmon During Temperature Change

  • Emily Kuzmiw, Geography major, presented: A Critical Examination of Brownfield Redevelopment Policies: The Case Study of Baltimore City, MD

  • Katie Lee, English major, presented: A Pure Woman Vindicated

  • Jeffrey Malcom, Psychology major, presented: Threat Message Development

  • Amy Matonak, Math major, presented: Integrating the Maxima Computer Algebra System into the Linear Package

  • Rachel Ploor, Athletic Training major, presented: Comparison of Three Concussion Assessment Tools: The Standard Assessment of Concussion (SAC), The Balance Error Scoring System (BESS), and the Immediate Post Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing (ImPACT)

  • Timothy Reagin, History major, presented: A Non-Christial Republic: Thomas Jefferson on the Private Role of Religion in the New Republic

  • Ryan Shifler, Math major, presented: Universal Groebner Bases of Circuland Polynomial Systems

  • Sandra Sigmond, Social Work major presented: Bullying in Schools

  • Raulina Simango, Nursing Student, presented: Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Research: A Nursing Student's Perspective

  • Brenna Spinner, Psychology major, presented: A Correlational Study of the Effects of Disruption of Daily Rhythms on Academic Performance

  • Lindsey Steele, History major, presented: The Cosmetics Revolution: A Change in the Attitudes and Values of the American Woman

  • Amy Sturtevant, Art major, presented: On the Other Hand: An Artistic Experiment

  • Jaleesa Tate, Geography major, presented: The Chesapeake Bay and Puget Sound: A Bi-coastal Survey of Environmental Issues and Perceptions

  • Emily Thorpe, Environmental Studies major, presented: Analysis of the Maryland Watershed Implementation Plan and its Inadequacies Regarding Natural Filters

  • Amanda Tuttle, History major, presented: "Our Needles Are Now Weapons": Southern Women's Adaptation of Gender roles for the Confederate War Effort

  • Julianne Waxman, Marketing  major presented: Emotional Intelligence: The Key to Success

  • Christopher Wolff, Exercise Science major presented: Classical Music and Endurance Cycling: Influence on Substrate Utilization and Performance

  • Elizabeth Young, Environmental Studies Major presented: The Maryland Watershed Implementation Plan - What's Being Neglected in the Chesapeake Bay Clean-Up Efforts?

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