Student Presentations Off-Campus

by gabrielson on September 12, 2011

Maggie Anderson

Maggie Anderson Presenting in June 2011 in St. Louis

Roanoke College students have been busy presenting their research across the country at a variety of regional and national conferences. Here is a look back at the presentations since January, 2011:

  • Sarah Witt presented at MathFest 2011 in Lexington, Kentucky in August 2011 on “Using Graph Theory to Analyze Social Networks. This was an independent study project under the direction of Dr. Karin Saoub from the Math, Computer Science, and Physics Department.
  • Brandi Neifert presented at the Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists in Minneapolis, Minnesota in July 2011 on “A comparison of tooth breakage rates in Miocene carcharhiniform sharks from the Carmel Church Quarry, Caroline County, Virginia.” This was an independent study project under the direction of Dr. DorothyBelle Poli from the Biology Department.
  • Maggie Anderson presented at the CUR Conference for Undergraduate Research Program Directors in St. Louis, Missouri in June 2011 on “Summer research programs: Towards deeper reflection”. Maggie worked on this project through URAP under the direction of Dr. Kimberly Filer from Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment and Dr. Julie Lyon from the Business Administration Department.
  • Ashley Briggs presented at the Mid-Atlantic Society for Developmental Biology Regional Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in June, 2011 on “The effect of 4-hydroxyandrostenedione, an aromatase inhibitor, on heart size in zebrafish (Danio rerio).” This was an independent study project under the direction of Dr. Chris Lassiter from the Biology Department.
  • Sarah Cohen presented at the Mid-Atlantic Society for Developmental Biology Regional Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in June, 2011 on “17-β Estradiol Causes Defects in the Craniofacial Cartilage and Nerves of Danio rerio.” This was an honors project under the direction of Dr. Lassiter from the Biology Department.
  • Kenneth Lampert presented at the Mid-Atlantic Society for Developmental Biology Regional Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Friday, June 3, 2011 on “An androgen receptor:green fluorescent protein Construct for Producing Transgenic Zebrafish (Danio rerio).” This was an independent study project under the direction of Dr. Chris Lassiter from the Biology Department.
  • Rachel Naylor presented at 2011 Mid-Atlantic Society for Developmental Biology Regional Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in June, 2011 on “Effects of an Aromatase Inhibitor on heart size in embryonic zebrafish (Danio rerio) using cardiac myosin light chain-2 (cmlc2).” This was an independent study project under the direction of Dr. Chris Lassiter from the Biology Department.
  • Julia Boudrye presented at the Association for Psychological Science in Washington, D.C in May, 2011 on “Reserving Quiet Time Predicts Face-to-Face Cell Phone Manners with Friends.” Julia is a URAP scholar under the direction of Dr. Denise Adkins from the Psychology Department.
  • Matthew Tripp presented at the Association for Psychological Science in Washington, DC in May, 2011 on “Predicting Interaction with Facebook Friends: Examining Personality, Gender, and Friendship Strength.” This was the continuation of a Summer Scholars project under the direction of Dr. Denise Adkins from the Psychology Department.
  • Amy Roberts presented at the Association for Psychological Science in Washington, DC in May, 2011 on “Using Objective Methodology to Examine How Teacher Immediacy Influences Student Participation.” This was an honors project under the direction of Dr. Denise Adkins from the Psychology Department.
  •  Maggie Anderson and Jennie Blaney presented at the Association for Psychological Science in Washington, DC in May, 2011 on “Teaching research skills outside the classroom: Institutional assessment by undergraduate researchers”. Maggie and Jennie were research assistants under the direction of Dr. Kimberly Filer from Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment and Dr. Julie Lyon from the Business Administration Department.
  • Michael Bankert presented at Eastern Psychological Association in Cambridge, Massachusetts in March 2011 on “Examining the relationship between individual differences in musical knowledge and music preference.” Michael was a research assistant under the direction of Dr. Chris Buchholz from the Psychology Department.
  • Chava Urecki presented at Eastern Psychological Association in Cambridge, Massachusetts in March 2011 on “The complexity of melancholy: Music preference and the perception of music.” Chava was a research assistant under the direction of Dr. Buchholz from the Psychology Department.
  • Tyler Rinko presented at National Conference on Undergraduate Research in Ithaca, New York in March 2011 on “The European Debt Crisis’ Influence on U.S. Exchange Rates.” This was an independent study under the direction of Dr. Alice Kassens from the Economics Department.
  • Giovanni Forte presented at the Virginia Association of Economists in Richmond, Virginia in March 2011 on “The Tiger Woods’ Effect: The Impact of Tiger Woods on Golf Participation and Sales.” This was a class assignment under the direction of Dr. Alice Kassens from the Economics Department.
  • Nomin Baasandavaa presented at the Virginia Association of Economists in Richmond, Virginia on March, 2011 on “The Effect of Air Pollution Exposure on US Health.” This was a class assignment under the direction of Dr. Alice Kassens from the Economics Department.
  • Katherine Kurtessis presented at the Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Meeting in Seattle, Washington in March, 2011 on “From Exile to Colonialism: The Changing Role of the Expatriate Community in Bocas del Toro, Panama.” This was an independent study project under the direction of Dr. Chad Morris from the Sociology Department.
  • Kelly Mortland presented at the Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Meeting in Seattle, Washington on March, 2011 on “Assessing the Needs and Experiences of Roanoke Valley Senior Companions.” This project was a class assignment under the direction of Dr. Chad Morris from the Sociology Department.
  • Kayla Klingensmith presented at Alpha Chi National Convention in San Diego, California in March, 2011 on “Immune Response to Acute Bacterial Exposure in the American Lobster.” This was an independent study project under the direction of Dr. Dar Jorgensen from the Biology Department.
  • Brent Cox presented at Alpha Chi Honor Society National Convention in San Diego, California in March, 2011 on “Adherence and Awareness of Evidence-based Design:  Single-patient versus multi-occupancy patient rooms.” This was an honors project under the direction of Dr. Alice Kassens from the Economics Department.
  • Nicholas Bonenfant presented at Alpha Chi National Convention in San Diego, California in March, 2011 on “Characterization of both a shortened root phenotype and a caffeic acid O-methyltransferase (COMT) fusion protein in Arabidopsis thaliana.” This was an Honors Project under the direction of Dr. Len Pysh from the Biology Department.
  • Kayla Drawdy presented at VATA Conferance in Richmond, Virginia in January, 2011 on “Case Study on the Post-Concussion Anomaly in a College Soccer Goalie.” This project was under the direction of Mr. Jim Buriak from the HHP Department.

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