Presenters • Oral Sessions

ACCOUNTING

5 Room 903 11:45-12:30 Panel 3
Wyatt Doyle
Zaur Rzakhanov (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Accounting and Finance, UMass Boston
Methods of Rating Corporate Social Responsibility and Their Effect on Firm Value - Proactive versus Passive

AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES

6 Room 168 2:30-3:15 Panel 5
Zhane Rachard Burton
Annette Renee Chapman-Adisho (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of History, Salem State University
Insecure through the Lens of Black Feminist Thought

7 Room 168 2:30-3:15 Panel 5
Marco Tulio Moreno
Charles Prescott (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Berkshire Community College
An Exploration of the Links between the Harlem Riot of 1935 and the Ferguson Riots of 2014

ANIMAL SCIENCES

15 Room 174 8:30-9:15 Panel 1
Kaitlyn McGarvey
Rafael Fissore (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Animal Sciences, UMass Amherst
Role of TRPM7 in Embryonic Development

16 Room 174 3:30-4:15 Panel 6
Jodie Leigh Berezin
Paige Warren (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Environmental Conservation, UMass Amherst
Social Dynamics of Male African Elephants, Loxodonta africana, in Northern Tanzania

ANTHROPOLOGY

19 Room 809 8:30-9:15 Panel 1
Rusheika Tyneka Gordon
Kathleen A. Brown-Perez (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Commonwealth Honors College, UMass Amherst
E(race)ure of Women of Color: The Invisible Genocide in the United States

20 Room 809 8:30-9:15 Panel 1
Irina Grigoryeva
Kathleen A. Brown-Perez (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Commonwealth Honors College, UMass Amherst

Fallen Women - Unchaste, Updated, and Uprising: Laws That Stigmatize Female Sexuality through the Guise of Female Protection



21 Room 809 8:30-9:15 Panel 1
Joshua M. Hendriks
Kathleen A. Brown-Perez (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Commonwealth Honors College, UMass Amherst
Minority Report: How Perceived Psychological Threat Has Shaped American Prejudice and Policy

22 Room 809 8:30-9:15 Panel 1
Jovanna Lee Mason
Kathleen A. Brown-Perez (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Commonwealth Honors College, UMass Amherst
Stop Being Poor: The Vilification of Black Single Mothers and 1996 Welfare Reform


23 Room 809 10:45-11:30 Panel 2
Samantha Teressa La Penna
Kathleen A. Brown-Perez (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Commonwealth Honors College, UMass Amherst
"Death by Education": Systemic Racial Oppression and the School-to-Prison Pipeline

24 Room 809 10:45-11:30 Panel 2
Rachel Ann Lloyd
Kathleen A. Brown-Perez (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Commonwealth Honors College, UMass Amherst
Can All Students Succeed? Inequity in Education under the NCLB and ESSA

25 Room 809 10:45-11:30 Panel 2
Dillon MacInnis
Kathleen A. Brown-Perez (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Commonwealth Honors College, UMass Amherst

The War on Consciousness: American Policies Ignore the Nature of Drug Use



26 Room 809 10:45-11:30 Panel 2
Carly Elizabeth Williams
Kathleen A. Brown-Perez (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Commonwealth Honors College, UMass Amherst
In Whose Best Interest? How Public Universities Ignore, Oppress, and Exploit Black Bodies

27 Room 168 11:45-12:30 Panel 3
Margaret Elizabeth Reynolds
Jason M. Kamilar (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Anthropology, UMass Amherst
Popular Education and Direct Action Related to Militarization and Nuclearization

28 Room 809 11:45-12:30 Panel 3
Jill S. Banach
Kathleen A. Brown-Perez (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Commonwealth Honors College, UMass Amherst

Thirsty for Access and Affordability: Drinking Water Disparities in the United States



29 Room 809 11:45-12:30 Panel 3
Mark Donald Hochberg
Kathleen A. Brown-Perez (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Commonwealth Honors College, UMass Amherst
Same-Sex Subjugation: A Heteronormative Legal Framework

30 Room 809 11:45-12:30 Panel 3
Benjamin Nitschelm
Kathleen A. Brown-Perez (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Commonwealth Honors College, UMass Amherst
Civil Forfeiture: Immoral and Corrupt



32 Room 903 1:30-2:15 Panel 4
Lisa Wirada Servaes
Timothy Lang (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Commonwealth Honors College, UMass Amherst
Mixed-Heritage Identity in Thailand

ARCHITECTURE

34 Hadley Room 3:30-4:15 Panel 6
Kevin McManus
Jarice Hanson (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Communication, UMass Amherst
Perceptions of Architectural Design in Social Media

ART

35 Room 909 8:30-9:15 Panel 1
Megan Knight
Brian J. Cruz Perez
Mary Beth Czupryna-Grodzicki
Samantha Harris-Lariviere
Kate Kaehn
James H. Kellner
Erick J. Velez-Feliciano
Kenneth Chatel (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Art, Holyoke Community College
The Tapestry Service-Learning Project: A Graphic Design Collaboration

36 Room 174 10:45-11:30 Panel 2
Hannah Beth Ferrante
Brian Bishop (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Art, Framingham State University
Reconsidering Gender through Craft

37 Room 808 10:45-11:30 Panel 2
Helen Nora Xi Austin
Martha Taunton (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Art, UMass Amherst

Teaching to Learn through Exploration



38 Room 917 11:45-12:30 Panel 3
Elizabeth Anne Ogle
Jennie-Rebecca Falcetta (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Liberal Arts, Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Odysseus: Much-Turned or Much-Turning?

43 Room 803 1:30-2:15 Panel 4
Shane Patrick Barlow
Robert I. Carr (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Communication, Fitchburg State University
Taboo in the Films of Yorgos Lanthimos

ART HISTORY

51 Room 808 11:45-12:30 Panel 3
Jacie N. Cloutier
Erika Schneider (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Art History, Framingham State University
Fuel for the Journey: Food, History, and Mexican American Identity in Betsabeé Romero’s El Vuelo y Su Semilla



52 Room 808 11:45-12:30 Panel 3
Constance Roberts
Christine Ho (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Art History, UMass Amherst

A Landscape in Flux: Emily Carr’s Zunoqua of the Cat Village and the Moment of Colonization



53 Room 808 11:45-12:30 Panel 3
Heather Walker
Erika Schneider (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Art History, Framingham State University

Paradise Found: Malinalco Monastic Iconography and the Concept of Heaven in Sixteenth-Century Mexico



BIOCHEMISTRY

66 Room 174 11:45-12:30 Panel 3
Lynn Chuong
Karen A. Dunphy (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Animal Sciences, UMass Amherst

BALB/c Mammary Gland Proliferative Response to Acute Benzophenone-3 and Propylparaben Treatments



67 Room 174 11:45-12:30 Panel 3
Olivia Michaels
Sulaiman Abdul-Hadi
Deana A. Beaulieu
Daniel Keefe
Irene Barbosa Oliveira
Frankie Nelson Rodriguez
Kimberly Stieglitz (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Science and Engineering, Roxbury Community College

Inhibition of Monoamine Oxidases (MAOs) by Green Tea Extracts



68 Room 174 11:45-12:30 Panel 3
Milo Ray
Dong Wang (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UMass Amherst
Characterizing Nitrogen Sensing and Signaling in Medicago truncatula Nitrogen Fixation

77 Room 803 3:30-4:15 Panel 6
Jesse Taylor Arsenault
Elizabeth Vierling (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UMass Amherst

Mitochondrial ATP Synthase Subunit D, a Component of the Peripheral Stalk, Plays a Key Role in Normal Growth and Male Gametophyte Development in Arabidopsis thaliana



78 Room 803 3:30-4:15 Panel 6
Constantine Petridis
Lila Gierasch (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biochemistry, UMass Amherst

Studying the Interaction between the Nucleotide-Binding Domain of DnaK and Its Nucleotide Exchange Factor GrpE



BIOLOGY

79 Room 908 8:30-9:15 Panel 1
Ryan Abraham Durgham
Laura Reed (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Political Science, UMass Amherst
Why Tuberculosis Won’t Just Fade Away: The Rise of Multi-drug Resistant Tuberculosis

80 Room 908 8:30-9:15 Panel 1
Dylan Rogers
Liza Harrington (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Library, Greenfield Community College
Prescription Medications in the Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease

84 Hadley Room 10:45-11:30 Panel 2
Jillian Perl Oliver Manalang
Laura Reed (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Political Science, UMass Amherst

Possible Emerging Infectious Cross-Species Diseases: Rindee Virus as a Case Study to Evaluate a Growing Threat to National Security



85 Room 909 10:45-11:30 Panel 2
Aria Jordan
Jeffrey Blanchard (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, UMass Amherst
Illuminating Microbial Dark Matter in Soil

86 Room 909 10:45-11:30 Panel 2
Jessica Levy
Gina Mineo Foley (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, Berkshire Community College
Bioluminescence: A Pilot Study Investigating the Growth and Proliferation of Panellus stipticus


106 Hadley Room 1:30-2:15 Panel 4
Kristen Mackenzie Michaud
Lynn S. Adler (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, UMass Amherst

Differential Use of Wrack Resources Provides Niche Separation in Intertidal Consumers on California Beaches



108 Room 809 2:30-3:15 Panel 5
Hailey A. Miller
Laura Reed (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Political Science, UMass Amherst
Factory Farming as a Major Economic and Biosecurity Threat

125 Room 174 3:30-4:15 Panel 6
Redi Metali
Jennifer K. Hood-DeGrenier (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, Worcester State University
Examining the Role of Twist1 Phosphorylation in Triggering the EMT in MDCK Cells

126 Room 801 3:30-4:15 Panel 6
Michelle M. Heeney
Madelaine E. Bartlett (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, UMass Amherst
Understanding Grass Flower Development


127 Room 801 3:30-4:15 Panel 6
Ariana McFarland
Lynn S. Adler (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, UMass Amherst

The Effect of Specific Pollen Diets on Crithidia bombi Infection in Bombus impatiens



CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

144 Room 908 2:30-3:15 Panel 5
Chee Meng Eugene Cheong
Jungwoo Lee (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemical Engineering, UMass Amherst
The Effects of Hydrostatic Pressure on Bone Demineralization

145 Room 908 2:30-3:15 Panel 5
Brandon Michael Johnston
Sarah L. Perry (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemical Engineering, UMass Amherst
The Effect of Polymer Architecture on Complex Coacervation

146 Room 908 2:30-3:15 Panel 5
Abdul Mughis Alam Paracha
Wei Fan (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemical Engineering, UMass Amherst
Synthesis of CHA Zeolite Using Inexpensive Organic Structure Directing Agent

157 Room 165 4:30-5:15 Panel 7
Sarah Marie Duquette
Shelly Peyton (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemical Engineering, UMass Amherst

Designer Hydrogels to Test Whether Breast Cancer Cells Have “Mechanical Memory”



CHEMISTRY

167 Room 909 10:45-11:30 Panel 2
David Robert Nunes
Mathangi Krishnamurthy (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology and Chemistry, Fitchburg State University
Effects of Varying Derivatives of Coumarin Molecules with Respect to Bioluminescence Activation in Bedbugs

CIVIL ENGINEERING

192 Room 174 3:30-4:15 Panel 6
Leigh Hamlet
Baoshan Xing (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Stockbridge School of Agriculture, UMass Amherst
Effect of Aggregating Salts on the Detection of Silver Nanoparticles in Environmental Waters

193 Room 165 4:30-5:15 Panel 7
Anthony Joseph Battista
Daiheng Ni (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Civil Engineering, UMass Amherst
Optimal Network Design for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle-Based Transportation Systems

COMMUNICATION

196 Room 162 8:30-9:15 Panel 1
Jenna Nicole DelVecchio
Erica Scharrer (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Communication, UMass Amherst
How Gender Stereotypes Influence Voting Patterns

197 Room 162 8:30-9:15 Panel 1
Rachel Anna Walman
Erica Scharrer (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Communication, UMass Amherst
Analysis of Responses to SpaceX Social Media Posts

198 Room 162 10:45-11:30 Panel 2
Walter Duke Ammon
Erica Scharrer (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Communication, UMass Amherst
Content Creators and Entrepreneurship


199 Room 162 10:45-11:30 Panel 2
Monica Clancy Duggan
Erica Scharrer (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Communication, UMass Amherst
The Internet's Role in Workplace Productivity


200 Room 162 10:45-11:30 Panel 2
Charlotte Hoff
Erica Scharrer (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Communication, UMass Amherst
College Seniors’ Job-Searching and the Internet: How the Use of the Internet and Job-Search Self-Efficacy Impact Success When Looking for a Job

201 Room 162 10:45-11:30 Panel 2
Serena Jethmalani
Erica Scharrer (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Communication, UMass Amherst
Stop Looking in the Toxic Mirror: Social Media and Female Body Image

202 Room 808 10:45-11:30 Panel 2
John Paul Colaianni
Robert I. Carr (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Communication, Fitchburg State University
The Thurston Radio Podcast

206 Room 162 11:45-12:30 Panel 3
Jacqueline Berlin Cohen
Erica Scharrer (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Communication, UMass Amherst

Instagramming Africa: Measuring Narcissistic Motivations for Participation in Volunteer Tourism



207 Room 162 11:45-12:30 Panel 3
Max R. Epstein
Erica Scharrer (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Communication, UMass Amherst
Doctor Fox for Everyone Else: Readability, Reception, and Educational Attainment

208 Room 162 11:45-12:30 Panel 3
Kaitlin Nicole Hollinger
Erica Scharrer (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Communication, UMass Amherst
Hope, Empowerment, and Climate Change

209 Room 162 11:45-12:30 Panel 3
Matthew Joseph Locklin
Erica Scharrer (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Communication, UMass Amherst
Investigating the Influence of Financial Media Sentiment on Securities Trading Behavior

210 Room 803 11:45-12:30 Panel 3
Emily Boudreau
Robert I. Carr (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Communication, Fitchburg State University
Behind the Massachusetts DIY Music Scene and Safe Spaces

211 Room 803 11:45-12:30 Panel 3
Hannah Jane Geiger
Robert I. Carr (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Communication, Fitchburg State University
Protest through Music

212 Room 908 11:45-12:30 Panel 3
Maria Antonieta Benatuil
Sun-Young Park (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Communication, UMass Boston
The Effectiveness of Advertising Appeals in Social-Marketing Campaigns: A Cross-Cultural Study between the US and Asian Countries

213 Room 908 11:45-12:30 Panel 3
Madison Elizabeth Sale
Robert I. Carr (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Communication, Fitchburg State University
Turning the Inside Out

217 Room 803 1:30-2:15 Panel 4
Christopher Nicholas Pagnottaro
Robert I. Carr (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Communication, Fitchburg State University
Horror through Surrealism

225 Hadley Room 2:30-3:15 Panel 5
Jay Winslow Reiss
Mary Baker (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Communications Media, Fitchburg State University
Character Development in Short Films

226 Room 163 2:30-3:15 Panel 5
Jennifer Marie Jordan
Kevin M. McCarthy (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Communications Media, Fitchburg State University
A Documentary: "The moment that changed my life..."


227 Room 909 2:30-3:15 Panel 5
Maryanne Wesonga Ouma
Amy Beaudry (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Quinsigamond Community College
The United States Government and Google's Electronic Surveillance in the Twenty-First Century

228 Hadley Room 3:30-4:15 Panel 6
Noah R. Godard
Jessica Thelen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Westfield State University
Social Media and Our Identity

229 Room 165 3:30-4:15 Panel 6
Julia K. Getz
Robert I. Carr (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Communication, Fitchburg State University
Communication: The Topographical Use of the Human Face

230 Room 903 3:30-4:15 Panel 6
Jessica Lyn Coates
Donald J. Tarallo (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Communications Media, Fitchburg State University
Beyond Constraints: Getting Out of My Own Way

COMMUNITY/PUBLIC SERVICE

231 Hadley Room 8:30-9:15 Panel 1
Rebecca Haley Goodman
Richard Daniel Cavaliere
Ellen Correa (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Civic Engagement & Service-Learning, UMass Amherst
Crayons for Social Justice: A Project to Understand and Help Address Resource Inequality in Public K-6

232 Hadley Room 8:30-9:15 Panel 1
Olivia Lynn Wise
Joanna M. Ambeliotis
Giovanna M. Arcudi
Katelyn Lee Loring
Ellen Correa (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Civic Engagement & Service-Learning, UMass Amherst
Sex Education for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

233 Room 909 8:30-9:15 Panel 1
Shannon Mary Flynn
Lincoln Sung
Lena Fletcher (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Environmental Conservation, UMass Amherst
Food Recovery Network: Fighting Waste, Feeding People

237 Room 162 1:30-2:15 Panel 4
Cora Marica
Kristen Cuccoli
Katelyn McCarthy
Julia Tinyszin
Cheryl B. Lucas (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Occupational Therapy, Worcester State University
Community Outreach Group for Refugee Women

COMPUTER SCIENCE

241 Room 808 8:30-9:15 Panel 1
Eric Paul Teall
Ileana Vasu (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Holyoke Community College
Identifying Function Families for Regression Model Selection

245 Room 911 10:45-11:30 Panel 2
Alex Bickerstaff
Hao Loi (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Computer Science, Quinsigamond Community College
CUP - Protecting Linux Operating Systems

246 Room 911 10:45-11:30 Panel 2
Anthony Ramos
Hao Loi (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Computer Science, Quinsigamond Community College
Image Comparison Using Computer Image Processing


247 Room 911 10:45-11:30 Panel 2
Thomas Rokicki
Sean Doyle Fellows
Hao Loi (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Computer Science, Quinsigamond Community College
The Spud App

252 Room 801 11:45-12:30 Panel 3
Victor Libro Zanardi
Jessica Thelen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Westfield State University
Gender Ratio between College Majors

253 Room 911 11:45-12:30 Panel 3
Thinh Tuong Pham
Yesenia Mercedes
Raquel B. Penha
Hao Loi (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Computer Science, Quinsigamond Community College
Humanoid Interactive Guide: H.I.G.

254 Room 911 11:45-12:30 Panel 3
Brendan Lee Russell
Hao Loi (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Computer Science, Quinsigamond Community College
Automating Greenhouses for a Better Tomorrow

255 Room 911 11:45-12:30 Panel 3
Alec R. Turner
Hao Loi (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Computer Science, Quinsigamond Community College

Red Light/Green Light with the NAO Robot



256 Room 909 2:30-3:15 Panel 5
Clifton Paul Robinson
Enping Li (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Computer Science, Bridgewater State University
Cyber Law: Past, Present, and Future

260 Room 809 3:30-4:15 Panel 6
Craig Bertram Norton
Tim Richards (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Computer Science, UMass Amherst
The Effects of Navigation on User Engagement

261 Room 909 3:30-4:15 Panel 6
Youngkyun Lee
Sunghoon Ivan Lee (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Computer Science, UMass Amherst
Tracking Finger Motion with RFID Wearable

ECONOMICS

275 Room 165 8:30-9:15 Panel 1
Samuel I. Hostetter
Eve Vogel (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Geography, UMass Amherst
Econometric Analysis of Water Flow and Price in Hydropower Production



276 Room 168 8:30-9:15 Panel 1
Zachary James Andersen
Timothy Lang (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Commonwealth Honors College, UMass Amherst

Danish Universal Welfare: Lessons for the United States



277 Room 168 8:30-9:15 Panel 1
Sabrina Chan
Itai Sher (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Economics, UMass Amherst
Universal Basic Income as a Possible Solution

278 Room 168 8:30-9:15 Panel 1
Ethan Harris Shapiro
Itai Sher (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Economics, UMass Amherst
Effective Altruism: Where We Should Donate Our Money

279 Room 163 11:45-12:30 Panel 3
Zack Richard Barrett
Nikolaos Artavanis (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Finance, UMass Amherst
Marginal Tax Rates and Their Effect on Informal Economic Activity

281 Room 168 10:45-11:30 Panel 2
Edward McCormick
Itai Sher (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Economics, UMass Amherst

Evaluating Policy Interventions in the Rural Credit Market of Sudan



282 Room 168 10:45-11:30 Panel 2
Alicia Faith Mortenson
Itai Sher (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Economics, UMass Amherst
Valuing Foreign Life in Environmental Regulations



283 Room 908 10:45-11:30 Panel 2
Anya Priya Conti
Marta Vicarelli (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Economics, UMass Amherst
Investing in Sustainable Development: A Cost-Benefit Analysis

291 Room 168 3:30-4:15 Panel 6
Lauren Kelley Humphreys
Itai Sher (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Economics, UMass Amherst
Thinking 50 Years Ahead: Adapting Retirement Savings Platforms to Prepare Millennials

292 Room 168 4:30-5:15 Panel 7
Matthew Scott Harmon
Itai Sher (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Economics, UMass Amherst

The Path to Higher Ground: An Examination of Prison Education Methods and Outcomes



293 Room 174 4:30-5:15 Panel 7
Anders J. Dellasanta
William O'Brien (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Business and Economics, Worcester State University
The Effect of Negative Exogenous Shocks on Consumer Confidence in the Twenty-First Century

294 Room 174 4:30-5:15 Panel 7
David DiBara
William O'Brien (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Business and Economics, Worcester State University

Can the Market Be Predicted? Econometric Analysis of Stock Market Returns



EDUCATION

295 Room 917 8:30-9:15 Panel 1
Julia Mae Tassinari
Jessica Thelen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Westfield State University
Changing for the Better

298 Room 163 1:30-2:15 Panel 4
Phoenix Amber DeRuosi
Kenneth Reeds (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of World Languages and Cultures, Salem State University
Dual-Language Programs: The Most Beneficial Way to Teach ELL Students

300 Room 809 1:30-2:15 Panel 4
Iliana K. Marentes Taradji
Torrey Trust (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Education, UMass Amherst
Using YouTube as a Tool to Increase Discussion around Mental Health

309 Room 168 4:30-5:15 Panel 7
Zachary Anthony Santana
Michael P. Krezmien (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Education, UMass Amherst

Understanding Mentorship Programs in Urban Communities



ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

310 Room 165 8:30-9:15 Panel 1
Tristan Nikolai Koopman
Eve Vogel (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Geography, UMass Amherst

Synergy between Pumped-Hydro Energy Storage and Wind Energy in the New England Electricity System



ENGLISH

313 Room 917 8:30-9:15 Panel 1
Rebecca Lynn Paul
Michael Filas (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Westfield State University
Do You Taste Like I Do? A Fiction Piece for the Lonely and Hopeful

314 Room 163 10:45-11:30 Panel 2
Leticia Torres Rozo
Michael Perin Jaros (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Salem State University
Kanye West: Hip-Hop Martyr

315 Room 174 10:45-11:30 Panel 2
Stephanie Marie Teixeira
Michael James Gormley (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Quinsigamond Community College
American Military: Woman, Power, and Violence

318 Room 917 11:45-12:30 Panel 3
Julia Caudle
Joseph Black (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, UMass Amherst
Eighteenth-Century English Mythography and Its Textual and Physical Re-imaginings

322 Room 168 1:30-2:15 Panel 4
Michelle Chen
Janis J. Greve (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, UMass Amherst
Charting the Outsider: Writing in an Age of Displacement



323 Room 168 1:30-2:15 Panel 4
Jen-Chi Yao
J.D. Scrimgeour (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Salem State University
No English: My Experiences as an Immigrant

328 Room 163 2:30-3:15 Panel 5
Daniel Christopher Hein
Benjamin Arthur Railton (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Fitchburg State University
Brookdale: Songs of Youth and Innocence


329 Room 803 2:30-3:15 Panel 5
Hadiya Kimani Tuitt
Leah Carol Nielsen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Westfield State University
Sangre

331 Room 903 2:30-3:15 Panel 5
Nina Marie Roxo
Len von Morze (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, UMass Boston

"A Steady Soothing World of Motion": The Manipulation of Time in Gertrude Stein’s “Melanctha"



332 Hadley Room 3:30-4:15 Panel 6
Eamon Joseph Galvin
Jessica Thelen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Westfield State University
Social Media's Effects on Teen Identity

333 Room 162 3:30-4:15 Panel 6
Nicholas Joseph Barry
Jessica Thelen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Westfield State University
The Negative Effects of Masculinity


334 Room 162 3:30-4:15 Panel 6
Hanna Noel Smith
Jessica Thelen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Westfield State University
Impact of Beauty Standards on Young Women

335 Room 903 3:30-4:15 Panel 6
Bridget Hannigan
Don Vescio (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Worcester State University
The Power of Illustrations in Children's Literature

336 Room 908 3:30-4:15 Panel 6
Megan Elizabeth Simcock
Anupama Arora (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English and Women's and Gender Studies, UMass Dartmouth
The Things Left Unsaid

ENGLISH LITERATURE

337 Room 801 10:45-11:30 Panel 2
Erin Christine Dempsey
Kelly Matthews (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Framingham State University
W.B. Yeats' Public Persona during Conflict

338 Room 917 10:45-11:30 Panel 2
Alisa Ferguson
Len von Morze (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, UMass Boston

"Speak Again" Revision, Reciprocity, and Social Relations in King Lear



339 Room 917 11:45-12:30 Panel 3
James Barnett Robotham
Malcolm Sen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, UMass Amherst

The Modernist Encyclopedia: Joyce’s Shadow on Infinite Jest



342 Room 903 1:30-2:15 Panel 4
Julieann M. Jones
Anupama Arora (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English and Women's and Gender Studies, UMass Dartmouth
Writing Identity in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah

343 Room 803 2:30-3:15 Panel 5
Keenan Joseph Provencher
Leah Carol Nielsen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Westfield State University
Abuse

344 Room 903 2:30-3:15 Panel 5
Lucy Amanda Mitchell
Jennie-Rebecca Falcetta (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Liberal Arts, Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Memory, Identity, and Autobiography through Metaphor in Virginia Woolf's The Waves and To The Lighthouse


ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

350 Room 163 8:30-9:15 Panel 1
Renée Theresa Bouldin
Allison Roy (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Environmental Conservation, UMass Amherst

Responses of Stream Fishes to Dam Removal in Massachusetts



351 Room 163 8:30-9:15 Panel 1
Holly A. Giard
Allison Roy (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Environmental Conservation, UMass Amherst
Investigating the Effects of Winter Lake Drawdowns on Freshwater Mussels and Consequences for Water Quality

352 Room 163 8:30-9:15 Panel 1
Tansy T. Remiszewski
Allison Roy (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Environmental Conservation, UMass Amherst
Impacts of Winter Water-Level Lake Drawdowns on Fish Growth


365 Room 165 10:45-11:30 Panel 2
Caley M. Earls
Eve Vogel (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Geography, UMass Amherst
Investigating Changes in the Timing of River Herring Migrations to Manage River Flows

366 Room 165 10:45-11:30 Panel 2
Sam Alexander Kefferstan
Eve Vogel (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Geography, UMass Amherst
Impacts of Hydropower Installations and Dams on the Distribution of Fish Communities within the Connecticut River Watershed

367 Room 165 11:45-12:30 Panel 3
Emily Chang
Josh Hartney Nolan
Eve Vogel (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Geography, UMass Amherst
Hydropower, Policy, and Ecology: A Case Study of Holyoke Energy


371 Hadley Room 1:30-2:15 Panel 4
Jadziah Hannon-Moonstone
Andy Danylchuk (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Environmental Conservation, UMass Amherst
Age and Growth of Blueback Herring in the Connecticut River

FINANCE

372 Room 163 11:45-12:30 Panel 3
Shakil Rahman
Nikolaos Artavanis (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Finance, UMass Amherst
Product Concentration and Economic Vulnerability

373 Room 163 11:45-12:30 Panel 3
Jeffrey T. Spahl
Nikolaos Artavanis (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Finance, UMass Amherst

Regulation of the US Shadow Banking System in the Wake of the 2008 Financial Crisis



377 Room 903 11:45-12:30 Panel 3
Patrice Brantley
Zaur Rzakhanov (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Accounting and Finance, UMass Boston
Multinational Corporations and Stock Price Crash Risk

378 Room 165 1:30-2:15 Panel 4
Meghan Rose Dunne
Nikolaos Artavanis (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Finance, UMass Amherst
Brexit and Its Impact on Cross-Border M&As

379 Room 165 1:30-2:15 Panel 4
Viritpol Sunprugksin
Nikolaos Artavanis (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Finance, UMass Amherst

Eurasian Economic Union: Motives, Challenges, and Expectations



380 Room 174 4:30-5:15 Panel 7
Jonathon Robert Ferreira
Michael H. Anderson (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Accounting and Finance, UMass Dartmouth
The Effect of Changes in Risk-Free Interest Rates on the Strength of Loan Covenants

GEOLOGY

384 Room 165 10:45-11:30 Panel 2
Rylee Wrenner
Eve Vogel (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Geography, UMass Amherst
Analysis of How Hydro-Geological Concerns from Hydropeaking Are Addressed during Dam Relicensing Processes


HISTORY

394 Room 163 10:45-11:30 Panel 2
Rebecca Ann Green
Annette Renee Chapman-Adisho (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of History, Salem State University
The Jewish People of Colonial-Era Newport, Rhode Island

395 Room 801 10:45-11:30 Panel 2
Tianna Darling
Anthony Daly (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of History and Political Science, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
The Impact of Soviet Secrecy on the Space Race

396 Room 801 10:45-11:30 Panel 2
Erich Allen Leaper
Donson Andrew (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of History, UMass Amherst
Why the Presence of a Strong Polish National State in Post-WWI Europe Benefited the Leaders of the Weimar Republic

397 Room 917 10:45-11:30 Panel 2
Dylan Scott Arruda
Daniel C. Sarefield (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Economics, History & Political Science, Fitchburg State University
The Mysteries of Mithras: Aspects of a Persian Deity in the Roman Empire

398 Room 917 10:45-11:30 Panel 2
Nicolette P. Moriconi
Michele Louro (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of History, Salem State University
Salem State College: An Approach to the Issue of Rape during the Societal Shift of the Seventies



407 Room 174 1:30-2:15 Panel 4
Clare Margaret O'Connor
Jon Huibregtse (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of History, Framingham State University
John F. Kennedy: Leading Up to Leadership

408 Room 174 1:30-2:15 Panel 4
Kara Jean Westhoven
Marla Miller (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of History, UMass Amherst
Wielding Art for the Vote: Three Women of the American Suffrage Movement

409 Room 808 1:30-2:15 Panel 4
Christina Mary Price
Annette Renee Chapman-Adisho (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of History, Salem State University
Journey to the Romanov's Past and Their Perfect Misunderstood Future

410 Room 808 1:30-2:15 Panel 4
Michael R. Sholds
Annette Renee Chapman-Adisho (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of History, Salem State University
Rome Wasn't Built in a Day, and It Did Not Die in a Day

411 Room 808 1:30-2:15 Panel 4
Jaleel William Vazquez
Annette Renee Chapman-Adisho (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of History, Salem State University

A Push into War: Greek Politics in World War I



412 Room 908 1:30-2:15 Panel 4
Aeffia Z. Feuerstein
Kevin Aylmer (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Social Sciences, Roxbury Community College
Remembering the Hidden History of Boston's Abolition Acre

413 Room 908 1:30-2:15 Panel 4
Frances Mary Fleming
Teresa Ramsby (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Classical Language and Literature, UMass Amherst
Women’s Reception of Classics in the American Abolitionist Movement

414 Room 908 1:30-2:15 Panel 4
Monique S. Manna
Tona Hangen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of History and Political Science, Worcester State University
Levi Lincoln Jr., Stephen Salisbury II, and the Politics of Business

424 Room 162 2:30-3:15 Panel 5
Julianna Bardon
Eric Charles Lintala (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Art and Design, UMass Dartmouth
The Evolution and Political Controversies of Figure Skating

425 Room 162 2:30-3:15 Panel 5
Jordan A. Hill
Jamie J. Wilson (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of History, Salem State University
The Harlem Renaissance

426 Room 163 2:30-3:15 Panel 5
Ryan James Buresh
Jessica Thelen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Westfield State University
"The Identity Crisis under the Ink" Summary and Abstract

427 Room 808 2:30-3:15 Panel 5
Devon Thomas King
David Glassberg (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of History, UMass Amherst
Preserving History, Reviving Cities: The Heritage State Parks of Massachusetts

428 Room 917 2:30-3:15 Panel 5
Brenna Michelle Durrah
Liza Harrington (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Library, Greenfield Community College
The Real American Drug Problem

429 Room 911 3:30-4:15 Panel 6
Jenna Marie Henderson
Laura Lovett (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of History, UMass Amherst

Using History to Make the Drag Community a More Inclusive Space for Both Queer Women and Non-binary Individuals



430 Room 917 3:30-4:15 Panel 6
Nathan William Godard
Mara L. Dodge (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of History, Westfield State University

The Seven Years’ War: Setting the Stage for the French Revolution (1756–1789)



431 Room 917 3:30-4:15 Panel 6
Benjamin Joseph Lerer
Barry Levy (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of History, UMass Amherst
Tudor Treason or Stuart Stupidity: The Law and Politics of Treason and Sovereignty from Henry VIII to Charles II

432 Room 917 3:30-4:15 Panel 6
Genevieve Weidner
Alice Nash (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of History, UMass Amherst
Building a Revolution: Comparing the American Revolution and the French Revolution through the Buildings That Symbolized "Anti-revolutionary" Ideologies

HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM MANAGEMENT

434 Room 908 11:45-12:30 Panel 3
Nathan Henry
Charles Foster
Muzzo Uysal (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management, UMass Amherst
Using "Kiosks" to Expand Global Business in the Hospitality Industry: Uniguest Case

INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES/BDIC

438 Room 163 1:30-2:15 Panel 4
Emily Resabala
Rita Nnodim (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Interdisciplinary Studies/BDIC, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
English-Language Learners, Identity, and the Classroom



439 Room 168 2:30-3:15 Panel 5
Jo Raffauf
Traci Parker (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of African American Studies, UMass Amherst
Civil Rights Violations in the Fulton County Jail

KINESIOLOGY

454 Room 174 8:30-9:15 Panel 1
Tia Margaret Conover
John Ronald Sirard (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Kinesiology, UMass Amherst
An Improved Direct Observation System to Code Resistance Training


455 Room 174 8:30-9:15 Panel 1
Megan Anne Kelly
Jane Kent (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Kinesiology, UMass Amherst
Plantar Cutaneous Vibration Perception Threshold Asymmetry in People with Non-progressive and Progressive Multiple Sclerosis 

467 Room 909 11:45-12:30 Panel 3
Jessica Leftin
Cameron Michael Burke
Bilindoff Joseph
Anthony D'Amico (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Exercise Science, Salem State University
The Effects of Foam Rolling on Exercise-Induced Muscle Damage and the Nervous System

468 Room 909 11:45-12:30 Panel 3
Glori Tolentino
Danielle Lee Dauphinais
Derek Makimaa
Adekunbi Oriyomi Oyaronbi
Anthony D'Amico (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Exercise Science, Salem State University
Does Low-Level Laser Therapy Have an Influence on Exercise-Induced Muscle Damage?

470 Room 909 1:30-2:15 Panel 4
Travis Lawrence Nadeau
Marbelk Andujar
Jason Gillis (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Sport and Movement Science, Salem State University
The Influence of Menthol on High-Intensity Exercise Performance


471 Room 909 1:30-2:15 Panel 4
Kacey Nestor
Selena Capone
Jason Gillis (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Sport and Movement Science, Salem State University
The Influence of Menthol Dose on Non-shivering Thermogenesis and Energy Expenditure in Humans

472 Room 909 1:30-2:15 Panel 4
Shanteliz Nunez
Jason Gillis (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Sport and Movement Science, Salem State University

The Influence of Model-Building on Learning of the Sliding Filament Theory of Muscle Contraction



481 Room 174 2:30-3:15 Panel 5
Dhanya Kumar
Sarah Witkowski (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Exercise and Sport Studies, UMass Amherst

The Effect of Menopausal Stage and Cardiorespiratory Fitness on Endothelial Inflammation



482 Room 174 2:30-3:15 Panel 5
Olja Rapaic
Sarah Witkowski (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Exercise and Sport Studies, UMass Amherst
The Influence of Exercise on Arterial Stiffness in Pre-menopausal Women

483 Room 174 2:30-3:15 Panel 5
William Robert Staffiere
Michelle Varnell (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Sport and Movement Science, Salem State University
William Staffiere: The Influence of Menthol on Flexibility

484 Room 808 3:30-4:15 Panel 6
Amanda A. DuBois
Sofiya Alhassan (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Kinesiology, UMass Amherst
Effect of a Culturally-Tailored After-School Dance Program on Self-Esteem in Pre-adolescent African American Girls

485 Room 808 3:30-4:15 Panel 6
Casey Ann Noonan
Sofiya Alhassan (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Kinesiology, UMass Amherst
Change in Depressive Symptoms after a Culturally-Tailored Dance Program for African American Pre-adolescent Girls

486 Room 808 3:30-4:15 Panel 6
Kayla Ann Rorke
Kimberly MacRae Ames
John Ronald Sirard (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Kinesiology, UMass Amherst
Changes in Psychosocial Variables following a Twelve-Week Fitness Intervention in Third- and Fourth-Grade Students

LEGAL STUDIES

496 Room 909 2:30-3:15 Panel 5
Emilia Dora Beuger
Jamie Rowen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Political Science, UMass Amherst
The Evolution of Crimes against Humanity

497 Room 168 3:30-4:15 Panel 6
Olivia May Melanson
Itai Sher (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Economics, UMass Amherst
Fairness in Anti-discrimination Law: Analyzing Ban the Box in Hiring Outcomes

498 Room 168 3:30-4:15 Panel 6
Willow Faith Ross
Itai Sher (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Economics, UMass Amherst

Shaping Statelessness: A Comparative Analysis of Citizenship Law in Germany and the Dominican Republic



LINGUISTICS

501 Room 917 8:30-9:15 Panel 1
Vishal Sunil Arvindam
Brian Dillon (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Linguistics, UMass Amherst
An Eye-Tracking Investigation into the Processing of Stereotypical Gender and the Singular "They" Using Reflexives

505 Room 163 3:30-4:15 Panel 6
John Duff
Lyn Frazier (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Linguistics, UMass Amherst
Somebody's Fool: Accommodating Perspective Shifts

LITERATURE

507 Room 168 1:30-2:15 Panel 4
Paul E. Egusquiza
Elizabeth Osborne (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of World Languages and Cultures, Worcester State University
Biutiful: El Reflejo de una Familia Marginal

508 Room 174 1:30-2:15 Panel 4
Ken Conlow Jr.
Matthew Muller (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Berkshire Community College
Black Waters of Doubt: Historical Fiction Transformed into a Graphic Novel of High Adventure


510 Room 162 3:30-4:15 Panel 6
Dondre Kevin Scott
Leah Carol Nielsen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Westfield State University
Steps of Becoming a Man

511 Room 908 3:30-4:15 Panel 6
Kristin Ann Brouillette
Carol Y. Bailey (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Westfield State University

Race and Gender in Art: The Impact of Representation on American Youth



512 Room 911 3:30-4:15 Panel 6
Beatriz C. Jimenez Medina
Antonio Guijarro-Donadios (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of World Languages, Worcester State University
Gender Deception and Carnal Desire in Tirso de Molina's Plays

MANAGEMENT

519 Room 165 1:30-2:15 Panel 4
Mohamed Walid Kabbaj
Anurag Jain (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Marketing and Decision Science, Salem State University
The Major Factors That Contribute to E-commerce Growth in the United States and China: Analyses and Adoption by Morocco

520 Room 165 3:30-4:15 Panel 6
Nicole A. Moschella
Jennifer Merton (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Management, UMass Amherst
Business Ethics and Aligned Corporate Values

MARKETING

526 Room 903 11:45-12:30 Panel 3
Emily Mae Pike
Robert Bruce Daniell (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Management, Salem State University

Professional Cuddling: Stigma, Market, Business Plan



MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS

527 Room 808 8:30-9:15 Panel 1
Cynthia Camacho
Ileana Vasu (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Holyoke Community College
Alternative Methods to Mathematics Education

528 Room 808 8:30-9:15 Panel 1
Artem Vysogorets
Eric Sommers (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, UMass Amherst
Algebraic and Heuristic Approaches to Solving The Eight-Puzzle Game

538 Room 809 3:30-4:15 Panel 6
Melanie Marie Tummino
Wanchunzi Yu (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Bridgewater State University

Exploring the Use of Predictive Analytics in Banking and Finance Decision Making



MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

542 Room 165 8:30-9:15 Panel 1
Olivia Pfeiffer
Eve Vogel (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Geography, UMass Amherst
The Impact of Increased Wind Production on Hydropower Operation in New England

543 Room 908 10:45-11:30 Panel 2
Daniel Thomas Borden
Michael A. Marks (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Natural Sciences, Bristol Community College
Precious Plastic: The Newest Innovation of Recycling on College Campuses

546 Room 909 3:30-4:15 Panel 6
Eli Mattingly
Frank Sup (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, UMass Amherst
Design for a Human-Scale Magnetic Particle Imager


550 Room 165 4:30-5:15 Panel 7
Szeyeung Luk
Frank Sup (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, UMass Amherst
Prostheses Test Device

MICROBIOLOGY

558 Hadley Room 10:45-11:30 Panel 2
Caroline Xu Qin
Steven Sandler (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Microbiology, UMass Amherst
Factors That Modulate RecA Localization to Replication Forks

MIDDLE EASTERN STUDIES

575 Room 903 1:30-2:15 Panel 4
Jane Viviano
Timothy Lang (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Commonwealth Honors College, UMass Amherst

Palestinian American Expressions of Belonging and Identity in a Post-9/11 United States



MUSIC

576 Room 163 10:45-11:30 Panel 2
Anthony Curtis Martin
Peter Janson (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Music, UMass Boston
Jazz Music to Honor the Legacy of MLK

577 Room 803 11:45-12:30 Panel 3
Joshua Edward Miller
Robert I. Carr (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Communication, Fitchburg State University
The Importance of Musical Hooks

584 Hadley Room 2:30-3:15 Panel 5
Kristen Renee Flanagan
Erinn E. Knyt (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Music, UMass Amherst

Beyond the String Quartet: How the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Contributed to the Late Twentieth-Century Chamber Music “Boom” in the United States



NEUROSCIENCE

607 Room 163 3:30-4:15 Panel 6
Daniel Pollak
Luke Remage-Healey (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, UMass Amherst

New Drivable and Open-Source Electrode Arrays for Awake Behaving Electrophysiology in the Auditory Cortex of Zebra Finches



NUTRITION

631 Room 909 8:30-9:15 Panel 1
Mackenzie Hamakawa Smith
Lindiwe Sibeko (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Nutrition, UMass Amherst
Community-Based Obesity Prevention Interventions: A Systematic Review of After-School Initiatives

PHILOSOPHY

648 Hadley Room 11:45-12:30 Panel 3
Michael Joseph McAndrew
David Kenneth Braden-Johnson (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Philosophy, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
Moral Realism

649 Hadley Room 11:45-12:30 Panel 3
Holly E. Poissot
Daniel A. Soucy (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Philosophy, Mount Wachusett Community College

Repurposing Unnecessary Medical Waste for the Good of Humanity



650 Hadley Room 1:30-2:15 Panel 4
Jennifer A. Lamontagne
Brianna Faith Stevens
Daniel A. Soucy (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Philosophy, Mount Wachusett Community College
Seismic Airgun Blasting

651 Room 809 2:30-3:15 Panel 5
Lisa M. Ferrara-Caron
Daniel A. Soucy (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Philosophy, Mount Wachusett Community College
Liquid Gold: The Ethical Implications of Hive Maintenance

652 Room 809 2:30-3:15 Panel 5
Stephen Wallace Houchins
Daniel A. Soucy (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Philosophy, Mount Wachusett Community College
Balance: Getting There with Respect to Nature


653 Room 163 3:30-4:15 Panel 6
Thomas George Gleason
Elena Clare Cuffari (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Philosophy, Worcester State University
Ideology in Language and Thought Control

PHYSICS

654 Hadley Room 10:45-11:30 Panel 2
Jonah Christopher Chaban
Bela Indurkhya Nelson
Jennie Traschen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Physics, UMass Amherst
Evolution of Cosmological Black Holes in Inflation

662 Room 909 3:30-4:15 Panel 6
Anushka Shrivastava
David Kawall (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Physics, UMass Amherst
Study of NMR Free Induction Decays in the Presence of Inhomogeneous Magnetic Fields

PLANT, SOIL, AND INSECT SCIENCES

668 Room 801 3:30-4:15 Panel 6
Julie Kathryn Davis
Lynn S. Adler (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, UMass Amherst

Effects of Plant-Fungi Interactions on Floral Traits and Pollinator Disease



POLITICAL ECONOMY

669 Hadley Room 11:45-12:30 Panel 3
Noosha Nahian Uddin
Robert Paul Musgrave (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Political Science, UMass Amherst
The Political Economy of Migrant Labor in the Arabian Gulf

POLITICAL SCIENCE

674 Room 903 8:30-9:15 Panel 1
Erin Lee Phillips
Dean E. Robinson (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Political Science, UMass Amherst

The Social Causes and Health Effects on Homelessness



676 Room 903 10:45-11:30 Panel 2
Matthew James Martin
Rebecca Elizabeth Hamlin (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Legal Studies, UMass Amherst

Only a Matter of Crime: Immigration Politics and Executive-Judicial Relations in Argentina



680 Room 165 11:45-12:30 Panel 3
Stephen Hayes
Ahmad Rajjii Bakrin
Eve Vogel (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Geography, UMass Amherst
Municipal Ownership versus Private Ownership: The Case of the Holyoke Dam and Canal System

681 Room 911 1:30-2:15 Panel 4
Sarah Maureen Bazir
Elizabeth Bussiere (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Political Science, UMass Boston
The Scalia Vacancy Confirmation Battles: An Evaluation of the History of the Judicial Appointments Process

682 Room 911 1:30-2:15 Panel 4
Christopher Conley
Elizabeth Bussiere (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Political Science, UMass Boston
Neil M. Gorsuch and Neoconservative Thought

683 Room 911 1:30-2:15 Panel 4
Matthew James Gately
Elizabeth Bussiere (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Political Science, UMass Boston
Should the Supreme Court Be Used as a Tool for Social Change?

PSYCHOLOGY

696 Room 162 8:30-9:15 Panel 1
Jenny Guo
Erica Scharrer (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Communication, UMass Amherst
Mental Health and the Media: Changing Attitudes toward Mental Health Issues

697 Room 903 8:30-9:15 Panel 1
Kathryn Luo
Dean E. Robinson (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Political Science, UMass Amherst
Psychology and Inequality: Investigating the Relationship between Economic Insecurity and Mental Health Outcomes

714 Room 903 10:45-11:30 Panel 2
Samantha R. Shorrock
Sara Pollak Levine (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, Fitchburg State University
Socialization in Chinese and United States Schools and Future Cult Involvement

716 Room 801 11:45-12:30 Panel 3
Elizabeth Barry
Bonnie Strickland (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, UMass Amherst

A Qualitative Analysis on the Reasons Female College Students Return to Their Ex-boyfriends



717 Room 801 11:45-12:30 Panel 3
Jose Alexis Santiago
Greg Mullin (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, Bunker Hill Community College

"How You Doin'?": Examining the Importance of First Impressions on Initial Attraction



745 Room 165 2:30-3:15 Panel 5
Elsa Rose Mastico
Sharon Claffey (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

Expanding the Definition of Love: Self-Report and EEG Analysis of Reactions to the Complex Emotion



746 Room 165 2:30-3:15 Panel 5
Danielle Victoria Mayblyum
Rebecca Ready (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, UMass Amherst
OSPAN Measures Predictive of Real-World Executive Functioning

747 Room 165 2:30-3:15 Panel 5
Shirley Thompson Plucinski
Rebecca Spencer (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, UMass Amherst

The Effects of Napping on Motor Memory in Preschool Children



748 Room 803 2:30-3:15 Panel 5
Kennedy Martin Damoah
Benjamin Jee (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, Worcester State University
Intuitive Theories of Biological Concepts: A Literature Review

749 Room 917 2:30-3:15 Panel 5
Shelbie Alexandra Barney
Anne Noonan (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, Salem State University
College Students' Perceptions of Male Victims of Sexual Assault

772 Room 165 3:30-4:15 Panel 6
Emma C. Vaughan
Agnes Lacreuse (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, UMass Amherst

Hand Preference and Its Relationship to Social Stress and Cognitive Performance in Marmosets



773 Room 168 3:30-4:15 Panel 6
Libybet Rueda Gynn
Itai Sher (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Economics, UMass Amherst
Materialism and Subjective Well-Being: A Conceptual Meta-analysis

774 Room 908 3:30-4:15 Panel 6
Gwladys Sorelle Ngatchou Ndankam
Lisa Delano-Botelho (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, Bristol Community College
The Impact of Ethnically-Matched Role Model, Growth Mindset Theory, and Student Success

PUBLIC HEALTH

794 Room 803 8:30-9:15 Panel 1
Lauren Hurley
Laura Vandenberg (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Environmental Health Sciences, UMass Amherst
The Effects of Prenatal Exposure to a Mixture of Twenty-Three Chemicals Commonly Used in Unconventional Oil and Gas Extraction on the Mouse Mammary Gland

795 Room 803 8:30-9:15 Panel 1
Charlotte D. LaPlante
Laura Vandenberg (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Environmental Health Sciences, UMass Amherst
Exposure to Propylparaben during Pregnancy and Lactation Alters Mammary Gland Morphology

796 Room 803 8:30-9:15 Panel 1
Danny Barber McSweeney
Laura Vandenberg (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Environmental Health Sciences, UMass Amherst
Embryonic Exposure to Bisphenol S and Its Effects on the Developing Mammary Gland

797 Room 903 8:30-9:15 Panel 1
Andrew Do
Dean E. Robinson (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Political Science, UMass Amherst
Health Inequalities and Pharmaceutical Drug Costs in the United States

798 Room 908 8:30-9:15 Panel 1
Yibai Duan
Lorraine Cordeiro (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Nutrition, UMass Amherst
Application of Yin-Yang Principles in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

799 Room 911 8:30-9:15 Panel 1
Gaurav Dangol
Julius Omotunde Aduayi
Penelope Pekow (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, UMass Amherst
Obesity in School-Aged Children in Springfield, Massachusetts

800 Room 911 8:30-9:15 Panel 1
Rishi Gupta
Mohammed Khan
Penelope Pekow (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, UMass Amherst
Diabetes Management in the Navajo Nation

801 Room 911 8:30-9:15 Panel 1
Antonia J. Katsiris
Megan Murphy
Penelope Pekow (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, UMass Amherst

Reducing the Burden of Diabetes in New Orleans



806 Room 803 10:45-11:30 Panel 2
Emma Kay Burnick
Brittany Nicole Rosen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Public Health, UMass Amherst
The Relationship between Acrylamide Exposure and Cancer in Disproportionately-Affected Populations

807 Room 803 10:45-11:30 Panel 2
Mary Morcos
Laura Vandenberg (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Environmental Health Sciences, UMass Amherst
The Effects of BPS on Mice at Lactation Day Two

808 Room 803 10:45-11:30 Panel 2
Aastha Pokharel
Laura Vandenberg (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Environmental Health Sciences, UMass Amherst

Effects of Early Life BPS Exposures on Lactation in Female Mice



822 Room 801 1:30-2:15 Panel 4
Dany Chhan
Helena Peterson
Brittany Nicole Rosen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Public Health, UMass Amherst
Mental Health within the Refugee Population in the United States 

823 Room 801 1:30-2:15 Panel 4
Stephanie M. Higgins
Sam Usifer
Brittany Nicole Rosen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Public Health, UMass Amherst
Impacts of Inadequate Access to Mental Healthcare in Rural Areas

824 Room 801 1:30-2:15 Panel 4
Dorcas N. Mwathi
David Clark
Penelope Pekow (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, UMass Amherst
Improving Depression and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Haitian Refugee Communities in Florida

825 Room 809 1:30-2:15 Panel 4
Brandi Leah Schoenthaler
Lisa Wexler (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Public Health, UMass Amherst
Youth Leaders Curriculum for Suicide Prevention

826 Room 917 1:30-2:15 Panel 4
Marissa Kathleen Cassidy
Catalina Maria Arredondo
Brittany Nicole Rosen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Public Health, UMass Amherst
Maternal Mortality in Sierra Leone and Potential Avenues of Improvement


827 Room 917 1:30-2:15 Panel 4
Staci Petros Christopoulos
Abigail Booth McCaffrey
Penelope Pekow (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, UMass Amherst
Programs to Reduce Infant Mortality in Rural Mississippi

828 Room 917 2:30-3:15 Panel 5
Amy Hong-Duyen Bui
Jacquelyn Emily Cleary
Brittany Nicole Rosen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Public Health, UMass Amherst
The Effect of Opioids on Addiction in Massachusetts

846 Room 803 3:30-4:15 Panel 6
Srinihaari Josyula
Rick Pilsner (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Environmental Health Sciences, UMass Amherst
Associations between DNA Methylation and Mitochondrial Copy Number in Sperm

861 Room 162 4:30-5:15 Panel 7
Margaret Catherine Moffett
Dean E. Robinson (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Political Science, UMass Amherst
Assessing the Gaps in the Dental Safety Net: A Comprehensive Look at the Socioeconomic Disparities in Preventative Dental Care

PUBLIC POLICY

862 Hadley Room 8:30-9:15 Panel 1
Nicole Marie Nadeau
Ellen Correa (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Civic Engagement & Service-Learning, UMass Amherst
Exploring Three Policy Approaches for Cochlear Implantation for Congenital Hearing Loss/Deafness

863 Room 168 11:45-12:30 Panel 3
Cole Edward Garvey
Itai Sher (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Economics, UMass Amherst
Applying Conceptions of Equality to Mortality Risk Reduction Policymaking

864 Room 168 11:45-12:30 Panel 3
Hailey Rose O'Brien
Robert I. Carr (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Communication, Fitchburg State University
Urban Planning in a University City

865 Room 162 1:30-2:15 Panel 4
Emma Grace Hibbard
Laura Reed (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Political Science, UMass Amherst
Forging Ahead in Puerto Rico: A Case Study in New Electric Grid Implementations for a Resilient System in the Face of Climate Change

866 Room 162 4:30-5:15 Panel 7
Kavita V. Shah
Laura Reed (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Political Science, UMass Amherst
The Dental Disparity: Lack of Dental Providers and Analysis of Potential Legislation in the Bay State

867 Room 168 4:30-5:15 Panel 7
Nikhila Nandgopal
Scott McCullough
Charles Michael Schweik (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Environmental Conservation, UMass Amherst
World Librarians: Education Outreach to the Developing World

RADIO-TELEVISION-FILM

868 Hadley Room 2:30-3:15 Panel 5
Jill Lehmann
Kevin M. McCarthy (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Communications Media, Fitchburg State University
Developing a Feature-Length Screenplay

SOCIAL THOUGHT AND POLITICAL ECONOMY

869 Room 903 10:45-11:30 Panel 2
Melissa Leigh Myers
Timothy Lang (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Commonwealth Honors College, UMass Amherst
Language Politics in the Moroccan Educational System

870 Room 163 4:30-5:15 Panel 7
Meir Yishai Barth
Stephen Olbrys Gencarella (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Communication, UMass Amherst
A Call for the Formation of a Coherent Theory of Ability


871 Room 163 4:30-5:15 Panel 7
Douglas Martin Hornstein
Deepankar Basu (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Economics, UMass Amherst
Capitalist Development and Capital-Labor Relations: A Critique of Social Structure of Accumulation Theory

872 Room 163 4:30-5:15 Panel 7
Catherine (CD) Lefebvre
Fred Rose (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Public Policy, UMass Amherst

Changing Communities One Worm Box at a Time



SOCIAL WORK

873 Room 809 1:30-2:15 Panel 4
Mary Korantema Thulare
Thomas E. Conroy (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Urban Studies, Worcester State University
Juvenile Delinquency

874 Room 917 1:30-2:15 Panel 4
Jacquelyn Barri Saunders
Rebecca G. Mirick (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Social Work, Salem State University
The Path to 2030: Targeting Women and Girls in Sub-Saharan Africa to End the HIV/AIDS Epidemic 

SOCIOLOGY

877 Room 168 10:45-11:30 Panel 2
Victoria Berry
Lisa Maya Knauer (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Sociology and Anthropology, UMass Dartmouth
Water Crisis in Sub-Saharan Africa: An Issue of Environmental Justice

907 Room 162 1:30-2:15 Panel 4
Jose Alexis Santiago
LaTasha K. Sarpy (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Sociology, Bunker Hill Community College

One Day You’re In and the Next Day You’re Out: Observing Group Dynamics in the Classroom as a Microcosm of Everyday Interactions



915 Room 162 2:30-3:15 Panel 5
Jahaira Michaela Camer
Kari L. Dupuis (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Human Services and Honors, Berkshire Community College
No 'Werk' without Pay: How Reality TV Stars are Pillaging House/Ballroom Culture

916 Room 808 2:30-3:15 Panel 5
Janet Novack
Alex Briesacher (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Sociology, Worcester State University
Implications of Participation in Policy Debate

917 Room 808 2:30-3:15 Panel 5
Peter Joesph Peloquin
Thomas E. Conroy (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Urban Studies, Worcester State University

Welcome to Worcester?: Inclusion and Exclusion in the Public Spaces of New England’s Second-Largest City



918 Room 911 2:30-3:15 Panel 5
Mendrick O. Banzuela
Francisco Vivoni (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Sociology, Worcester State University
Struggles of Urban Exclusion: The Backbone of Industrial Worcester

919 Room 911 2:30-3:15 Panel 5
Ashley Dziejma
Francisco Vivoni (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Sociology, Worcester State University

The Production of Queer Spaces as Social Movements: A Study in Gay Nightlife in Worcester



920 Room 911 2:30-3:15 Panel 5
Frankie D. Franco
Francisco Vivoni (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Sociology, Worcester State University

"Trumpets of Eviction": Puerto Rican Poverty and Great Brook Valley in Worcester, Massachusetts



921 Room 911 2:30-3:15 Panel 5
Colin Thomas Houle
Francisco Vivoni (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Sociology, Worcester State University
Global Forces and Local Socioeconomic Impacts: Immigrant Entrepreneurs in Worcester, Massachusetts

SPORT MANAGEMENT

922 Room 174 10:45-11:30 Panel 2
Joshuea Chinedu Ogbuike
Emily M. Must (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Sport Management, UMass Amherst
The Reboot of A League of Their Own

923 Room 909 11:45-12:30 Panel 3
Marco Sanabria
Daveth Duong Cheth
Chantel Fernandes
Xhuliano Pavllo Zyli
Anthony D'Amico (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Exercise Science, Salem State University
The Acute Effects of Exercising with Increased Breathing Resistance

THEATER

949 Room 808 10:45-11:30 Panel 2
Sabrina K. Victor
Priscilla M. Page (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Theater, UMass Amherst
An Examination of Black Acting Methods and African Ritualist Performance through a Theatrical Production

950 Room 803 1:30-2:15 Panel 4
Casey Linda Dubrowski
Leah Carol Nielsen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Westfield State University
The Dark Art of Marvel Netflix Series

VETERINARY SCIENCE

957 Room 801 2:30-3:15 Panel 5
Julie Elizabeth McLaughlin
Cynthia Baldwin (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, UMass Amherst

Amplification of cDNA of Ovine γδ T lymphocyte WC1 Hybrid Co-receptor/Pattern Recognition Receptor Genes



958 Room 801 2:30-3:15 Panel 5
Yoonjin Moon
Jesse Mager (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Veterinary Science, UMass Amherst

Analysis of Embryo Orientation within the Uterine Lining



PUBLIC HEALTH

963 Room 903 2:30-3:15 Panel 5
Jason Sungjun Park
Claire Margaret Mahoney
Brittany Nicole Rosen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Public Health, UMass Amherst
The Significance of Urban Green Space in Promoting Community Health and Physical Activity