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"SU @ NCUR" 2021

NCUR 2021 Logo The 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 35th annual NCUR event was hosted virtually due to COVID-19. The virtual conference was held from April 12th to 14th. In spite of the challenges due to COVID-19, Salisbury University once again was well-represented by an impressive number of students. Twenty-four students from across the university presented their work:

  • Emily Alessandrini presented “Survivability of Clinically Significant Bacteria on Blood Glucose Test Strips”
  • Shania Bailey presented “A Retrospective Chart Review of Patients Receiving Palliative Radiation Therapy at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in 2018 and 2019”
  • Emily Ball presented “"The Ballad": What Happens When Cinderella Reclaims Her Narrative?”
  • Abigail Boltz presented “Personality as a Predictor of Personal Finance Decisions”
  • Brandon Chang presented “Assembly and Characterization of Quantum Dot Solar Cell Sensitized Solar Cells Utilizing Aqueous Copper Indium Sulfide Quantum Dots”
  • Johannah Cooper presented “Implications for Immigrants: A Needs-Assessment of Wicomico County”
  • Tasneem Elbashir presented “‘Intelligent’ Organometallic MRI Contrast Agents”
  • Mackenzie Gladhill presented “The Effects of Three Single Amino Acid Mutations in the XPD Gene on the Structure and Function of the DNA Helicase It Encodes For, and Their Role in the Development of Preeclampsia”
  • Allison Guy presented “The Definition of Grammar in the Writing Center: a Research Study”
  • Marrissa Izykowicz and Melanie Staszewski presented “Organometallic MRI Contrast Agents”
  • Thomas Long presented “Union Loyalists in Talbot County, Maryland”
  • Alyson Madigan presented “Somethings Got to Give! Neural Tradeoffs in Ducks”
  • Abigail Miano-Burkhardt, Regan Benton, and Jada Mitchell presented “The Role of Memory Binding in Children's Accurate Recall of Learning Events”
  • Ateebullah Mirza presented “The Effects of a 11-Week Resistance Training Program on Arterial Stiffness in Females”
  • Brianna Price presented “Reading Aloud in the Writing Center: Perspectives from Tutors and Writers”
  • Sheridan Sargent presented “Regeneration of Peripheral Motor Nerves Following Hyperglycemic Induction in Danio rerio”
  • Corinne Sherry presented “Portfolio Diversification and Firm Success: ans-curve Hypothesis”
  • Sean Springmann presented “Video Analysis of Physics Experiments with Tracker”
  • Thomas Sistek presented “Relationships Between Waterfowl Beak Morphology Feeding Ecology and Sensory Brain Region/Pathway Structure”
  • Julie Talbert presented “Stereoselective Synthesis of a Potential 5- HT2A Agonist”
  • Brandon Tenaglia presented “Structural analysis of SARS- CoV-2 RNA noncoding regions”