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"SU @ NCUR" 2019

National Conference on Undergraduate Research 2019 - Kennesaw State UniversityThe Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities 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 33rd annual NCUR event was hosted by Kennesaw State University in Atlanta, Georgia from April 11th through April 13th. Once again, Salisbury University enjoyed great success, as indicated by the impressive delegations who attended this prestigious conference. Thirty-seven SU students from all four academic schools presented their work:

  • Matt Krall presented “Fluorescent Calorimetry: Monitoring heat flow in biochemical reactions using Rhodamine B.”
  • Gabrielle Voithofer presented “Peripheral nerve degeneration following hyperglycemic induction in juvenile zebrafish (Danio rerio)”
  • Jeremie Rose Barbosa presented “Human Low-Dose Environmentally-Relevant Heavy Metal Exposure: Signaling and Epigenetic Changes of the Innate Immune Response Induced by Inorganic Arsenic”
  • Karsin Bachran presented “Feeding and Pupation Ecology of Frosted Elfin Caterpillars (Callophrys irus)”
  • Kara Ogburn presented “Microbial Source Tracking in Local Waterways”
  • Morgan Tibbo presented “Sensory changes following hyperglycemic induction in Danio rerio”
  • Alissa Marr presented “Investigating Nucleophilic Selectivity Towards Various Types of Electrophilic Sites”
  • Bakr Ali presented “Using cycloetherification reaction in the synthesis of Pestacin: A 1,3-dihydrobenzofuran”
  • Conner Masteran presented “Synthesis and Characterization of a Water-Soluble Ligand for the Separation of Actinides from Lanthanides in spent Nuclear Fuel Waste”
  • Kinan Abouassali presented “Green Synthesis of Graphitic and Chalcopyritic Quantum Dots for Solar Cell Applications”
  • Lannea Boyden presented “Interval Partial Least Squares Regression (iPLS) for Multivariate Calibration and Prediction: Two Approaches for Automated Model Optimization”
  • Patricia De Jesus presented “STEPS TOWARDS THE STEREO-SELECTIVE SYNTHESIS OF A SEROTONIN 5-HT2A AGONIST”
  • Thomas Mannion presented “Tokenism For a Seat at the Table: A Critical Analysis of Representation in the series "Sense8”
  • Cameron Kane presented “Developing New Accessibility Features Using Deep Learning and Data generation”
  • Lela Bones presented “Interpreting EEG Signals with OpenBCI Hardware”
  • Daniela DiGena presented “Building Conceptual Understanding of Multiplication”
  • Kayla Davis presented “Classroom Strategies for Students with Upper Limb Differences”
  • Nicholas Bennett presented “Learning about Statistical Distributions and Typical Values in Sixth Grade”
  • Seth Thompson presented “Selling Surinam: Commercial rhetoric in Aphra Behn's Oroonoko”
  • Victoria Faron presented “Representations of Resurrection Men in the Period Press and Frankenstein”
  • Bethany Todd presented “Manipulation by Political Influence: The Dismantlement of the Environmental Protection Agency and its Impacts”
  • Rebecca Flax presented “Do You RUN the Risk for ITBS?”
  • Kathleen Stafford presented “The Business Expansion of Northeast Brazil Endangers Nonhuman Primate Cultures”
  • Leighana Pasqual presented “Which Store To Close: A GIS Based Retail Analysis Of Macy's Department Stores In The Mid Atlantic”
  • Abiodun Adeoye presented “Realm of the ravening beasts: Queen Elizabeth I and governing Ireland, 1560-1583”
  • Darian Mullikin presented “Influences of Islam on Developing British Empire”
  • Hira Shahbaz presented” Forging Identity Through Prose: An Exploration of Nationalism in the Literary Works of Rabindranath Tagore, Kazi Nazrul Islam and Bankim Chandra Chatterje”
  • Kayra Icard presented” The Anglo-Scottish Union in the English East India Company: The Creation of a True British Empire”
  • Kateria Rodriguez presented “To Love Like the West: The Europeanization of Homosexuality and Marriage in Meiji Japan”
  • Michael Setzler presented” Elizabeth I and Morocco: Convenient Allies or Worthwhile Friends?
  • Tara Ward presented “What’s Your Type? A Discourse Analysis of How Redditors Approach Life After Taking the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Tool”
  • Sepehr Antoine Rahimi presented “Medica-Bed”
  • Shannon Rommel presented “Testing the US- Saudi Alliance”
  • Emma Schmitt presented “Psychophysiological Correlates of Dental Anxiety”
  • Kacie Cassar presented “Let’s Slide into DMs: Social Media and College Dating”
  • Johannah Cooper presented “Implications for Immigrants: A Needs Assessment on the Lower Eastern Shore”
  • Molly McGinty presented “Human Trafficking Awareness”