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NCUR 2012

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 26th annual NCUR event was hosted by Weber State University in Ogden, Utah from March 29th through March 31st. Once again, Salisbury University enjoyed great success, as indicated by the impressive delegations who attended this prestigious conference.  Twenty-five SU students from all four academic schools presented their work:

  • Rebecca Abelman, Clinical Laboratory Science/Med Tech, presented: Paracelsus: The Ingenious and Magical Physician

  •  Ava Carcirieri, Psychology, presented: Predicting Body Shame of College Women Based on Sexual Victimization Recency and Frequency

  • Jean-Pierre Cassagnol, History, presented: Rebels at Sea: The CSS Alabama versus the US Navy

  •  Kimberly Chambers, History, presented: Honorable Men, Dishonorable Acts: Sodomy, Honor, and Punishment in Colonial Latin America

  •  Jamison Douglas, Economics, presented: Viewing Local, Regional, and National Deforestation Trends and Policies in the Brazilian Amazon through the Lens of an Econometrician

  • Marlon Fortes, Mathematics, presented: Constructing a Complex-Valued Metric

  • Erika Gerhold, Mathematics, presented: Anamorphic Art with a Tilted Cylinder

  • Cedrick Hardnett, History, presented: Get Big Fast: Netscape, New Wolff Media, Path Dependency, and the Dot Com Bubble

  •  Adam Heisman, English, presented: Teaching Existentialism More Accurately in the English Classroom

  •  April Katsirubus, Psychology, presented: Breast Health Among Minority Women

  • Kevin Knudsen, History, presented: Education in a Republic: The Reform Ideas of Horace Mann

  • Jessica Koller, Athletic Training, presented: The Effect of Performance Bracelets on Strength, Power, Endurance, Flexibility, and Balance in Collegiate Athletes

  • Dominque Kunciw, Chemistry, presented: Progress towards the syntheses of the bis ornithine and the -bis ornithine amino acids

  •  Courtney Loftus, Athletic Training, presented: The Effect of Performance Bracelets on Strength, Power, Endurance, Flexibility, and Balance in Collegiate Athletes

  • Kelly Merkel, Psychology, presented: Breast Health Among Minority Women

  •  Matthew Mignosa, Environmental Studies, presented: Wilderness of the Mind: Jack Kerouac's On the Road

  •  Sauda Muhammad, English, presented: “Nigger”: The History and the Impact of the Word on Today's Society

  • Aghogho Oghojevwe, Economics, presented: Impact of Oil Resources and Capital Accumulation on the Growth of Nigeria

  • Angela Rose, Mathematics, presented: Anamorphic Art with a Tilted Cylinder

  • Christina Sesok, History, presented: Henry VIII: The Religious Transformation of a Tyrant

  • Jessica Simpson, History, presented: Controlling the Feebleminded Population: The Eugenics Debate in Maryland, 1900-1960

  •  Megan Snyder, International Studies, presented: Life from the Line: An Ethnographic Study of Soup Kitchens on the Delmarva Peninsula

  •  Jaleesa Tate, Geography, presented: Smart Growth Applications on the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland

  • Sean Wynkoop, English, presented: Monstrosity of Man: The True Monster in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

  •  Natalie Zoppo, Nursing, presented: The Integral Role of a Registered School Nurse

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