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"SU @ NCUR" 2022

NCUR 2022 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 36th 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. Fourteen students from across the university presented their work:

  • Abigail Adkins presented “The C.A.R.E. Study: Coping and Reacting to Endometriosis in the COVID-19 Pandemic”
  • Allison Bradford presented “Decreasing Physical Inactivity Level: A Theory-Based Intervention Targeting Adults in Caroline County, MD”
  • Cameron Cash presented “What Is Fascism, And Was The Former Administration A Fascist Government?”
  • Christian Ciattei presented “Landscape affects the group cohesion of yellow-breasted capuchin monkeys (Sapajus xanthosternos)”
  • Joseph Fernandez presented “Graph Clustering with Applications on Covid-19 Growth Data Across the United States”
  • Wyatt Gibbs and Delaney Link presented “Facile Aqueous Microwave-Assisted CdSe/ZnS Core/Shell Synthesis Parameter Study and QD Xerogel GISAXS Characterization/Grätzel Cell Integration”
  • Sarah Lester presented “Visualizing Voting”
  • Bradley Layne presented “Cheap, In-House Characterization of Quantum Dot Size and Stoichiometry Using Diffusion Ordered NMR (DOSY) and Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (AAS)”
  • Madison MacDougall presented “The effects of lavendustin-A on peripheral nerve degeneration in hyperglycemic Danio rerio”
  • Abbi Pettinati presented “A Sustainable Folk Festival”
  • Zach Schulze presented “Chaotic Dynamics of a Pendulum-Cart-Spring System”
  • Melanie Staszewski presented “Comparing Escherichia coli strains of UTI-positive female urinary and gastrointestinal tracts”
  • Samantha Walsh presented “Is COVID-19 Causing a Shift in Socioemotional Goals in Young Adults? A Study on the Global Pandemic and its Impacts”