Presenters • Poster Sessions

ACCOUNTING

1 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board A19
Declan Neil Taber
Dorris Perryman (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Accounting, Bristol Community College
Transition from GAAP to IFRS

2 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board A16
Richmond Amoako
Susan McPherson (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Quinsigamond Community College
Future of Employment

ANIMAL SCIENCES

5 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board A34
Bradley I. Fowler
Cassandra Uricchio (Faculty Sponsor)
Stockbridge School of Agriculture, UMass Amherst
Parasite Resistance and Egg Reappearance Period in Horses

6 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board A35
Katelyn J. Perkins
Kathleen Arcaro (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Animal Sciences, UMass Amherst
Effects of Maternal Diet on Breastfed Infant's Microbiome

7 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board A36
Jackson Tyler Riseman
Rachel D'Andrea
Mohamed Halabi
Thomas J. Kania
Kathleen Arcaro (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Animal Sciences, UMass Amherst
Optimization of Bisulfite-Amplicon Massively Parallel Sequencing for Validation of Methylation Array Data

ANTHROPOLOGY

15 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board A19
Michaela L. Seaman
Ellen Zimmerman (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Framingham State University
The Effects of Growing up in a Bilingual-Bicultural Environment on One's Identity

19 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board A09
Anna Flynn
Farah Habib (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Bristol Community College
Native-American Mythology and Evolution: Traditions of the Past and Present

20 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board A14
Norma A. Fuentes
Ester Shapiro (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, UMass Boston
Youth Visual Ethnography in Colombia: Documenting the Transition from a Culture of Violence towards One of Peace

23 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board A31
Anthar Nieto
Michael Dubson (Faculty Sponsor)
Honors Program, Bunker Hill Community College
Day of the Dead

26 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board A20
Kristi Dorr
Susan McPherson (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Quinsigamond Community College
Religious Shifts in the Contemporary West

ARCHITECTURE

29 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board A15
Alma Crawford-Mendoza
Carey Clouse (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Architecture, UMass Amherst
Tree Armor

ART

30 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board A01
Maria Katinas
Brian L. Bishop (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Art and Music, Framingham State University
The World Surrounding Me

31 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board A01
Meagan R. St Laurent
Brian L. Bishop (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Art and Music, Framingham State University
Art and the Environment

32 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board A11
Nicole Elizabeth Singer
Alexis Kuhr (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Art, UMass Amherst
"Vocalise": A Visualization of Rachmaninoff's Work

36 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board A01
Emily Paige Dunnigan
Brian Alves (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Art and Design, Salem State University
Art + Design Portfolio

37 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board A02
Luna Hamdi
Brian Alves (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Art and Design, Salem State University
Graphic Design and Multimedia Portfolio

38 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board A03
Mark Irving Katz
Brian Alves (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Art and Design, Salem State University
Graphic Design Portfolio

39 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board A04
Hannah K. M. O'Leary
Brian Alves (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Art and Design, Salem State University
Studying and Growing as an Artist at Salem State University

41 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board A01
Rona Louise Balco
Catherine Wilcox-Titus (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Visual and Performing Arts, Worcester State University
A Greenprint for Survival

42 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board A02
Paris Ann Bourdeau
Catherine Wilcox-Titus (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Visual and Performing Arts, Worcester State University
Be Kind to Every Kind

43 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board A03
Midaly Carrasquillo Delgado
Catherine Wilcox-Titus (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Visual and Performing Arts, Worcester State University
The Wall, A Contemporary Mexican Mural

44 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board A04
Kasey Gillen
Catherine Wilcox-Titus (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Visual and Performing Arts, Worcester State University
Take My Flower

45 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board A05
Nicole Jacqueline Howland
Catherine Wilcox-Titus (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Visual and Performing Arts, Worcester State University
Queen Zenobia: A Forgotten Feminist

46 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board A06
Pamella Saffer
Catherine Wilcox-Titus (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Visual and Performing Arts, Worcester State University
Lotus Rising: A Contemporary Interpretation of an Ancient Symbol

47 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board A07
Debbie Doan Tran
Catherine Wilcox-Titus (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Visual and Performing Arts, Worcester State University
"When Life Gives You Lemons": An Original Children’s Picture Book

ASTRONOMY

53 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board A37
Derek Anthony Berman
Min Yun (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Astronomy, UMass Amherst
Pulling Back the Cosmic Curtain: A Search for the Most Luminous, Strongly Lensed SMGs at 1< z < 4

54 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board A38
Ryan David Boyden
Stella Offner (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Astronomy, UMass Amherst
Assessing the Impact of Astrochemistry on Molecular Cloud Turbulence Statistics

55 Concourse 8:30-9:15 Board C61
Dylan Michelson Pare
Daniel Wang (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Astronomy, UMass Amherst
iCons: Studying the Magnetic Fields of Nearby Spiral Galaxies

BIOCHEMISTRY

57 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board A07
Lynn Chuong
Karen A. Dunphy (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, UMass Amherst
Effectiveness of E2 Pellets Sterilized with Gamma-irradiation

58 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board A08
Chirag R. Mehta
Elizabeth Vierling (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biochemistry, UMass Amherst
Substrate Interactions of Small Heat Shock Proteins Using Photo-inducible UV Crosslinking

59 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board A39
Alexandra Nichole Barbato
Michael J. Knapp (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemistry, UMass Amherst
Protein Hydroxylation for Bioorthogonal Labeling

60 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board A40
Abigail S. Bose
Robert Thomas Zoeller (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, UMass Amherst
The TR Isoform-specific Effects of TBBPA on a Thyroid Response Element

61 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board A41
Daniel Doza
Mark S. Miller (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Kinesiology, UMass Amherst
Measuring Regulatory Light Chain Phosphorylation in Human Skeletal Muscle Fibers

62 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board A42
Jake Edward Jensen
Alexander Suvorov (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Environmental Health Sciences, UMass Amherst
Exploring the Mechanisms and Outcomes of Reproductive Toxicity in Rats Exposed to PBDE-47

63 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board A43
Chloe Okleschen McCollum
Lila M. Gierasch (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UMass Amherst
Interrogating Protein Folding Fate in a Reconstituted Cellular Environment with Supplemented Molecular Chaperones

64 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board A44
Rory Hugh O'Connell
Margaret Stratton (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biochemistry, UMass Amherst
Bio-characterizing the Role of the Arc/CaMKII Complex in Synaptic Regulation

65 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board A45
Oshiomah Philip Oyageshio
Kathleen Arcaro (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Animal Sciences, UMass Amherst
Using a Luminometric Methylation Assay to Determine Effects of Environmental Pollutants on Bonefish Populations

66 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board A46
Brendan Edward Page
Margaret Stratton (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biochemistry, UMass Amherst
Exploring Ca2+/Calmodulin-dependent Protein Kinase II (CaMKII) Splice Variants with Regards to Activation

67 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board A47
Khaled Said
Lawrence Schwartz (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, UMass Amherst
Structural Requirements for Acheron’s Function as a Survival Factor

68 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board A48
Peter Tao
Li-Jun Ma (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biochemistry, UMass Amherst
Analyzing the Mechanisms of Fusarium oxysporum Pathogenicity and Expansion of Blood-Brain Barrier Research Methodologies

69 Concourse 8:30-9:15 Board C59
Katelyn Jean Richards
Joohyun Lee (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, UMass Amherst
iCons: The Role of the Long Noncoding RNA COLDAIR in Controlling Flowering Time

70 Concourse 8:30-9:15 Board C62
Megan Brady
Ruthanne H. Paradise (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemistry, UMass Amherst
iCons: Analyzing Neurotransmitters and Hormones within the Human Breath Matrix through Liquid Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS)

71 Concourse 8:30-9:15 Board C63
Alyssa Maria McQuillan
Elizabeth Vierling (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biochemistry, UMass Amherst
Genetic Analysis of the Function of Specific Small Heat Shock Proteins (sHsps) in Plants

72 Concourse 8:30-9:15 Board C64
Tristan Tay
Vincent Rotello (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemistry, UMass Amherst
iCons: Engineering Cas9 Protein and Gold Nanoparticles for Efficient Intracellular Delivery

76 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board A02
Catherine Soliman
Steven Cok (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemistry and Food Science, Framingham State University
The Effect of Phytochemical Extracts on the Expression of Key Proteins that Could Prevent the Development of a Pre-diabetic State to a Diabetic One Using a C. elegans Model

77 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board A20
Ezequiel De Leon
Steven Cok (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemistry and Food Science, Framingham State University
The Effects of Phytochemicals on the Expression of C/EBP-α and SREBP-1 as They Relate to Adipogenesis and the Progression of Prediabetes to Type II Diabetes in the Obese State using a C. elegans and GFP Reporter Fusion Protein Model

78 Concourse 10:45-11:30 Board C64
Timothy James Bloomingdale
Jeanie M. Tietjen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Massachusetts Bay Community College
Mechanisms of Antidepressants and Pioneering Next-Generation Antidepressants

81 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board A21
Francesco Sergio Canali
Kevin Mitchell (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Laboratory Science, Northern Essex Community College
Optimizing Multiplex PCR for DNA Fingerprinting

82 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board A22
Michaela Frontiero
Kevin Mitchell (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Laboratory Science, Northern Essex Community College
Utilizing Antibiotic Properties of Marine Actinomyces

84 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board A02
Cissy Nsubuga
William G. Hagar (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, UMass Boston
Chlorophyll Protein 668 and Its Reactions

85 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board A32
Peter Clarence Niimi
William G. Hagar (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, UMass Boston
Characterization of Polyphenol Oxidase from Chloroplasts in Barley (Hordeum vulgare)

86 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board A33
Anjali Pandey
Jason Roush (Faculty Sponsor)
Honors College, UMass Boston
Engineering a Tissue-Specific Cell-Based Therapeutic Delivery System

87 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board A34
Lance Antonio Rufino
Shuwei Cai (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemistry, UMass Dartmouth
Implementation of DPPH Assay to Rate Antioxidant Activity of Crude Fruit Extracts

88 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board A22
Anne Saradia Volcy
Diane P. Stengle (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemistry, Holyoke Community College
Understanding the Significance of Artificial Blood in the Scientific Community

BIOLOGY

89 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board A09
Katlyn R. Gabriel
Rolf Karlstrom (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, UMass Amherst
The Virtual Zebrafish Brain: A 4-Dimensional Gene Expression Atlas of the Adult Zebrafish Brain

90 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board A10
Sarah Stanley
Jeff Podos (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, UMass Amherst
Song Sharing and Social Interaction in Song Sparrows (Melospiza melodia)

91 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board A49
Patrick F. Aoude
Margaret Riley (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, UMass Amherst
Antibiotic Resistance beyond the Clinic: Evaluating Evolutionary Histories for Several β-Lactamase Genes

92 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board A50
Maura Elizabeth Benson
Victoria Ann Guarino
Abbie Jensen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, UMass Amherst
Uncovering Molecular Mechanisms of Rod Outer Segment Renewal in Zebrafish

93 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board A51
Gabrielle Mila Calandrino
Michelle Dana Staudinger (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Environmental Conservation, UMass Amherst
Environmental and Ecological Factors Affecting Gray and Harbor Seal Haul-Out Behavior on Duck Island, ME

94 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board A52
Stephanie Choi
Jason K. Kim (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Molecular Medicine, UMass Amherst
Transgenic Mouse Model of Breast Cancer Causes Skeletal Muscle Inflammation and Insulin Resistance

95 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board A53
Pheobe Mairin Deneen
Lynn S. Adler (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, UMass Amherst
The Effect of Rutin Concentration in Pollen on Crithidia bombi Load in Bombus impatiens

96 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board A54
Rachel Margaret Fahey
Elena Vazey (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, UMass Amherst
Effects of Substantia Nigra Dopamine Neuron Loss on Cognitive Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease

97 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board A55
Thomas John Finlay
Alexander Gerson (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, UMass Amherst
Assays for Evaluating Avian Metabolic Endurance Performance

98 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board A56
Lauren E. Healey
Peter Alpert (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, UMass Amherst
Clonal Integration and Competitive Ability in a Wild Strawberry

99 Concourse 8:30-9:15 Board C65
Angela Rose Essa
Kathleen Arcaro (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Animal Sciences, UMass Amherst
The Effects of a Dietary Intervention on Inflammation and Methylation Markers in the Breast

100 Concourse 8:30-9:15 Board C66
Nicole Jessica Kim
Anita Milman (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Environmental Conservation, UMass Amherst
Groundwater Management in California

101 Concourse 8:30-9:15 Board C67
Angelina Jean McKenna
Ana Caicedo (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, UMass Amherst
iCons: QTL Fine Mapping of a Shattering Locus in US Weedy Rice

102 Concourse 8:30-9:15 Board C82
Melisa Joseph
Geng-Lin Li (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, UMass Amherst
Functional Ribbon Destruction Impairs Depolarization Mediated Vesicle Release, Independent of Voltage-Gated Calcium Channel Function in Auditory Hair Cells

103 Concourse 8:30-9:15 Board C83
Kristen Mackenzie Michaud
Lynn S. Adler (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, UMass Amherst
The Impact of Flower Number Manipulation on Crithidia bombi Transmission in Bombus impatiens

104 Concourse 8:30-9:15 Board C84
Jennifer Ashley Morrisson
Courtney Babbitt (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, UMass Amherst
Effects of Promoter Variation on Gene Expression during the Fibroblast Serum Response in Humans and Nonhuman Primates

105 Concourse 8:30-9:15 Board C85
Thomas Corsi
Westin George Cohen
Randi Darling (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, Westfield State University
Red Harvester Ants and Pheromone Trails

106 Concourse 8:30-9:15 Board C86
Varun Sheel
Lawrence Schwartz (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, UMass Amherst
Investigating Acheron's Roles as a Survival Protein in Basal-Like Breast Cancers

107 Concourse 8:30-9:15 Board C87
Austin Cole Snyder
Elena Vazey (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, UMass Amherst
The Effects of Direct Manipulation of LC-NE Tonic Activity on Cognitive Performance

108 Concourse 8:30-9:15 Board C88
Justin Sun
Rolf Karlstrom (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, UMass Amherst
Zebrafish Pituitary Development: New Understanding of the Neurohypophysis

109 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board A21
Angela Wyman
Richard Beckwitt (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, Framingham State University
Evidence of Founder Effect on Odocoileus virginianus Located on Nantucket Island, MA

110 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board A23
Robert James Bollmann
Kelsey Bernard
Lynn Fletcher (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, Salem State University
Comparison of Macroinvertebrate Community Structure at Six Distinct Sites of the Ipswich River Watershed (Massachusetts, United States) during Drought-Restricted-Flow and Nominal-Flow Regimes

111 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board A24
Kimberly DosSantos
Katie Lyn Lefebvre (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, Bristol Community College
Crohn's: Making Molecules Hard to Digest

112 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board A25
Nathan F. Hart
Amy B. Sprenkle (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, Salem State University
Atypical Cell Morphology in a Fibroblast Cell Line Treated with Prodigiosin

113 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board A26
Christopher A. Racioppi
Jessica A. Beal
Cesar D. Mesta
Kevin Mitchell (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Laboratory Science, Northern Essex Community College
The Development of C. Elegans as a Research Tool at Northern Essex Community College

114 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board A27
Kathleen Troisi
Peter Alachi (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, Salem State University
Bacterial Attachment to Microspheres

115 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board A28
Michelle Urh
Mark Robert Fregeau (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, Salem State University
An Examination of Marine Fouling Organisms’ Presence on Varying Substrates in a New England Marina

116 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board A03
Fathi Mohamed Abdi
William G. Hagar (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, UMass Boston
Anti-Tcell, Immunosuppressive ATG Drug in Acute Graft versus Host Disease (aGVHD) Patients post Allogeniec Homotopeitic Stem Cell Transplant (HSCT)

117 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board A04
Erika Ines Naumann Gaillat
Tracie Ferreira (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Bioengineering, UMass Dartmouth
Protein Engineering for Developing a Cancer Treatment Molecule

118 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board A05
Tin Than
William G. Hagar (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, UMass Boston
Determine Level of Methyl Mercury in Fish Tissue

119 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board A35
Mikayla A. Cote
Jennifer Elizabeth Mendell (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, Bridgewater State University
Assessing Effects of Different Matrices in Light Biosand Filters on Efficiency of Removing Pathogens from Contaminated Water

120 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board A36
Heena Gandevia
Kellee R. Siegfried (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, UMass Boston
Generation of a Germ Cell-Specific Nuclear Localized Fluorescent Protein to Study Zebrafish Germ Cell Development

121 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board A37
Cassandra Marion Gath
Ahmad Hasaba
Naomi Stuffers
Kenneth L. Campbell (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, UMass Boston
Protein Hormones as Nested Information Systems: Computational Prediction of Protein Hormone Cleavage Site Alignments

122 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board A38
Keegan Scott Krick
Helen C. Poynton (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of School for the Environment, UMass Boston
Tracking the Evolution of Key Toxicological Pathways through the Bivalvia by RNA Sequencing

123 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board A39
Jessica Nicole MacNeil
Kellee R. Siegfried (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, UMass Boston
Identification of Genes Regulated by the Dmrt1 Transcription Factor in Germ Cells

124 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board A40
Megi Resulaj
Jill Macoska (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Center for Personalized Cancer Therapy, UMass Boston
Role of Estrogens in Myofibroblast Phenoconversion

125 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board A41
George Tarabelsi
Timothy Musoke
Alexey Veraksa (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, UMass Boston
Investigating the Recruitment of β-arrestin Kurtz by Activated G Protein-coupled Receptors

126 Concourse 1:30-2:15 Board C96
Jenny Olins
Samuel Hazen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, UMass Amherst
Natural Variation in the Arabidopsis Cell Wall

129 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board A21
Shawn Michael Costa
Jennifer K. Hood-DeGrenier (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, Worcester State University
Overexpression of Non-phosphorylatable or Phospho-mimic Bud3 Mutant Proteins to Observe Effects on Cell Morphology and Cell Cycle Progression

130 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board A23
Kristen Fuller
Robin E. White (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, Westfield State University
The Effects of Beta-carotene on Neuro-2a Cells

131 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board A24
Robert J. Haluska Jr.
Robin E. White (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, Westfield State University
Ketones and the Brain

132 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board A26
Nathan D. Hayden
Tim Parshall (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, Westfield State University
How Do Budburst and Leaf Emergence Differ between Native and Invasive Shrubs in Western Massachusetts?

133 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board A28
Meghan C. Kilroe
Justin Buresh
Kimberly L. Pouliot (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, Westfield State University
The Relationship between Extracellular TNF and Macrophage Bacterial Susceptibility

134 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board A30
Kayla Ashley King
Kristen Amy Porter (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, Westfield State University
Macrophage Differentiation and Their Role in Wound Closure

135 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board A32
Peter Michael Orlovsky
Susan McPherson (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Quinsigamond Community College
Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

136 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board A34
Helena Rheault
Vanessa Holford Diana (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Westfield State University
Long-term Population Dynamics of Wildlife Species in Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania

137 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board A36
Kimberly Rosario
Amanda Shea
Kimberly L. Pouliot (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, Westfield State University
The Effects of Nicotine on C6 Cells

138 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board A38
Lily Noel Shepherd
Kimberly L. Pouliot (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, Westfield State University
The Effect of Glucose Concentration on Macrophage Function Exposed to Bacteria

139 Concourse 2:30-3:15 Board C96
Nicole Marie Pawell
Bethany Bradley (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Environmental Conservation, UMass Amherst
Quantifying Spatial and Taxonomic Biases in Invasion Ecology Research

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

146 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board A11
Michael A. Beauregard
Neil Forbes (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemical Engineering, UMass Amherst
A Continuously Stirred Tank Reactor to Mimic Pharmacokinetic Properties of Anti-cancer Therapies in vitro

147 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board A12
Sarah M. Duquette
Shelly Peyton (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemical Engineering, UMass Amherst
Migration and Proliferation of Breast Cancer Cells Cultured on Soft Gels

148 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board A13
Annali Min Yurkevicz
Lauren Jansen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemical Engineering, UMass Amherst
Increasing the Lifetime of Thiol-Silane Chemistry for Long-term Storage and Distribution

149 Concourse 8:30-9:15 Board C60
Ari Kane Gilman
Dimitrios Maroudas (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemical Engineering, UMass Amherst
iCons: Analysis of Atomic Diffusion in Defect Engineered Graphene

150 Concourse 8:30-9:15 Board C89
Julie Ann Boshar
Maureen Lynch (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Mechanical Engineering, UMass Amherst
The Mechanobiology of Bone Metastatic Breast Cancer: Elucidating the Effects of Cyclic Mechanical Loading on Expression of Cancer and Fracture-derived Angiogenesis

151 Concourse 8:30-9:15 Board C90
Christine Davis
Sarah L. Perry (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemical Engineering, UMass Amherst
Creation and Study of Graphene-based Microfluidic Devices Capable of in situ Protein Activity Assays

152 Concourse 8:30-9:15 Board C91
Brandon Michael Johnston
Sarah L. Perry (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemical Engineering, UMass Amherst
The Effect of Polymer Architecture and Zwitterionic Moieties on Complex Coacervation

153 Concourse 8:30-9:15 Board C92
Natalie Mako
Jessica Schiffman (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemical Engineering, UMass Amherst
Bacteria Can Feel: How Understanding Bacterial Attachment Preferences Can Improve Medical Device Design

154 Concourse 8:30-9:15 Board C93
Tam N. Nguyen
Dimitrios Maroudas (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemical Engineering, UMass Amherst
Pore-Pore and Pore-Edge Interactions in Graphene Sheets and Nanoribbons

155 Concourse 8:30-9:15 Board C94
Owen O'Connor
Vishnu Raman (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemical Engineering, UMass Amherst
Development of a High Throughput Tumor-on-a-Chip Platform for Testing Cancer Therapies

156 Concourse 8:30-9:15 Board C95
David Podorefsky
Shelly Peyton (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemical Engineering, UMass Amherst
Adapting a PEG Hydrogel to Study 3D Cellular Traction Forces

157 Concourse 8:30-9:15 Board C96
Christopher Alexander Sparages
Shelly Peyton (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemical Engineering, UMass Amherst
Cathepsin-Selective Hydrogels

158 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board A25
Rasmia Rizwan Shamsi
Jessica Schiffman (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemical Engineering, UMass Amherst
Spin-Coating Coacervate Thin Films with Encapsulated Rhodamine

CHEMISTRY

164 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board A14
Nicholas Ronald Fragola
Bolat Alex White
Julian Tyson (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemistry, UMass Amherst
Determination of Arsenic Compounds in Rice with a Field-Test Kit Procedure

165 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board A15
Luke He
Vincent Rotello (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemistry, UMass Amherst
Kinetic Parameters of Artificial Enzymes Comprised of Nanoparticle-Embedded Ruthenium Catalysts

166 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board A16
Matthew Donald Rollings
Dhandapani Venkataraman (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemistry, UMass Amherst
Synthesis of Authentic Standards for Atmospheric Analysis

167 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board A17
Jem Sibbick
Patrick L. Moquin
Katrina Nguyen
Julian Tyson (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemistry, UMass Amherst
Determination of Arsenic in Rice: Investigation of Inconsistent Results in the Literature

168 Concourse 8:30-9:15 Board C68
Emily May Boyle
Ricardo Metz (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemistry, UMass Amherst
iCons: Investigation into the Interaction between Transition Metals and Methane

169 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board A22
Letycia Lino Pereira
Shelli Waetzig (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemistry and Food Science, Framingham State University
Reductive Amination

170 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board A29
Matthew Joseph Stasio
Christine MacTaylor (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemistry, Salem State University
Endophytic Microbes of the Dandelion

171 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board A42
Gisele Andree
Min Chen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemistry, UMass Amherst
OmpG as a Thrombin Detector

172 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board A43
Francesca Marie Corsini
Wei Zhang (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemistry, UMass Boston
Structural Activity Relationship Study on Dual PLK1 / Bromodomain Inhibitor BI-2536

173 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board A44
Sina Foroutanjazi
Bela Torok (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemistry, UMass Boston
A Sustainable Method of Synthesizing, Extracting, and Purifying Conjugated Aromatic Species in Search for an Optimal Set of Blood-Brain-Barrier Penetrable Antioxidants

174 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board A45
Anubhab Haldar
Kevin Kittilstved (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemistry, UMass Amherst
Exploration of the Photocatalytic Effects in Sb/Cr Co-doped Strontium Titanate (SrTiO3) Bulk Powders

175 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board A46
Marc Legris
Wei Zhang (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemistry, UMass Boston
A Pot-Economical and Stereoselective Synthesis of Novel 3,4,5,6-tetrahydrobenzo[b]azocin-2(1H)-one Involving Cycloaddition, Reduction and Lactimization

176 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board A47
Sarah Slogan Nzikoba
Daniel P. Dowling (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemistry, UMass Boston
Characterization of NeoN: A Radical S-Adenosyl-L-Methionine Epimerase Involved in the Final Step of Neomycin Biosynthesis

177 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board A48
Lisa Evelyn Perreault
Maricris Lodriguito Mayes (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemistry, UMass Dartmouth
Towards Understanding the Self-Assembly of Dipeptide Nanotubes

178 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board A40
Tadas Buivydas
Joseph Quattrucci (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemistry, Worcester State University
Hybrid Quantum/Molecular Mechanic Study on the Reaction Mechanism of Nitroxyl and Thiol Derivatives

179 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board A42
Tyler H. Clausen
Carly Rose Doyle
Judy Karam Marriki
Katelyn L. Rioux
Eihab Jaber (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemistry, Worcester State University
Computational Analysis of the Stabilization Energy Contributions of Individual Hydrogen Bonding Interactions in Parallel-Stacked Guanine Tetraplexes

180 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board A44
Travis Rivera
Eihab Jaber (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemistry, Worcester State University
Stabilization of Chelating Complexes Using Computational Analysis

181 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board A46
Alexander J. Zielinski
Joseph Quattrucci (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemistry, Worcester State University
Dissociative Spillover Mechanism of Molecular Hydrogen on Nickel Decorated Graphene

182 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board A19
Julia Lenef
Dhandapani Venkataraman (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemistry, UMass Amherst
Investigation of Charge-Transport Properties in Organic Thermoelectric Materials

183 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board A20
Jennie Jean Paik
Richard Vachet (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemistry, UMass Amherst
The Effect of Shear on Peptide Aggregation

184 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board A21
Nathaneal Akio Park
Richard Vachet (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemistry, UMass Amherst
The Application and Improvement of Parallel Hydrogen-Deuterium Exchange (HDX) and Covalent Labeling Techniques

185 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board A22
Erin Lee Phillips
Vincent Rotello (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemistry, UMass Amherst
Membrane Fusion Cytosolic Delivery of Functional Proteins Using Gold Stabilized Nanocapsules

186 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board A23
Christopher Roy
Kevin Kittilstved (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemistry, UMass Amherst
Iron(II) Speciation and Exchange Kinetics in Small Molecular Analogues of CdS Quantum Dots

187 Concourse 3:30-4:15 Board C96
Thomas Mark Drews
Richard Vachet (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemistry, UMass Amherst
Inhibition of Beta-2-Microglobulin Amyloidosis

CIVIL ENGINEERING

190 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board A24
LeighAnn Margaret D'Andrea
Caitlyn Butler (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Civil Engineering, UMass Amherst
The Effect of Pharmaceuticals and Personal-care Products within Urine Composting Applications

191 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board A25
Leigh Hamlet
Boris Lau (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Civil Engineering, UMass Amherst
Temperature Effects on Sorption of Soil Organic Matter onto Hematite Micro and Nanoparticles

192 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board A26
Annabel Li
Eric J. Gonzales (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Civil Engineering, UMass Amherst
Analysis of Yellow Taxi, Green Taxi, and Uber in New York City

193 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board A27
James T. McCarthy
Eric J. Gonzales (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Civil Engineering, UMass Amherst
Traffic Emission Study

COMMUNICATION

194 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board A18
Paige Bari Abramson
Gwyneth Campbell Rost (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Communication Disorders, UMass Amherst
The "Law and Order" Effect: The Effect of Crime Television and Movies on Miranda Rights Comprehension

195 Concourse 8:30-9:15 Board C57
Rachel Marie Yox
Leda Cooks (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Communication, UMass Amherst
Breakfast in the Classroom: An Evaluation of the New Federal Breakfast Program in Schools

196 Concourse 8:30-9:15 Board C58
Marissa S. Zaritsky
Gwyneth Campbell Rost (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Communication Disorders, UMass Amherst
Confidence and Competence in Young Adults at Risk for TBI

198 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board A30
Jordan Anthony Hill
Amy Smith (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Communication, Salem State University
Basic Blackness Is Not Basic

199 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board A31
Keith Douglas Littles
Amy Smith (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Communication, Salem State University
Finding Wonder Woman, a Search 75 Years in the Making

208 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board A49
Mikayla Patricia-Grace Matheson
David W. Copeland (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Communications Media, Bridgewater State University
A New Dialogue: How Social Media Has Changed Public Response to Natural Disasters

211 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board A17
Danielle Beth Solomon
Jonathan Amakawa (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Communication, Fitchburg State University
Creating a Game's Art Bible

212 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board A48
Jaclynn Rose Brown
Robert Carr (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Communication, Fitchburg State University
Defining American Modern Culture: How Civil Disobedience Has Been Enforced in Massachusetts College Communities

213 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board A50
Haylie Kay Hier
Robert Carr (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Communication, Fitchburg State University
The Selfie Epidemic

214 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board A52
Madeline Claire Mitchell
Robert Carr (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Communication, Fitchburg State University
Aesthetic or Artistic?

215 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board A54
Trevor Robert Pendleton
Robert Carr (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Communication, Fitchburg State University
Stanley Kubrick's Investigation into the Human Soul Using Visual Mediums

216 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board A56
Nicholas Joseph Santo
Robert Carr (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Communication, Fitchburg State University
The Bridge between Two

COMMUNITY/PUBLIC SERVICE

222 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board A03
Yumou Zhang
Elizabeth Sharpe (Faculty Sponsor)
Commonwealth Honors College, UMass Amherst
Developing Interactive Exhibit Elements for the Dr. Seuss Museum

223 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board A06
Fernanda Casami Macedo
Clarice Otero
Ester Shapiro (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, UMass Boston
Women-Run Brazilian Small Businesses as Resources for Personal and Community Development

224 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board A08
Sarah Hilow Khallady
Jay Mahoney (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Business and Economics, Worcester State University
Reyes House Access to Healthcare

225 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board A09
Page Marie Maryyanek
Jay Mahoney (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Business and Economics, Worcester State University
Worcester State University Food Pantry

226 Concourse 2:30-3:15 Board C62
Madison Claire Babula
Rachel M. Grebber
Bethanie C. Johnson
Melissa MacWilliam
Rachel Elizabeth Nicholson
Ken Magarian (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, Westfield State University
Circle K International and the New England District

227 Concourse 2:30-3:15 Board C64
Sara Anne Clark
Jessica Thelen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Westfield State University
Fresh Food for Everyone

228 Concourse 2:30-3:15 Board C66
Caroline Hope Bider Gendron
Ariabel Virginia Adames
Brianna L. Beninati
Emma Louise Houston
Alissa Katelyn Smith
Ken Magarian (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, Westfield State University
Circle K International at Westfield State University

229 Concourse 2:30-3:15 Board C68
Daniel R. Hartmann
Brian W. Conz (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Geography, Westfield State University
Documenting Food (In)-Justice in Springfield, MA

230 Concourse 2:30-3:15 Board C70
Emily A. Slote
Lillian Brooke Bruffee
Hanna Jo Ciepiela
Vanessa Holford Diana (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Westfield State University
Designing a Universal Westfield through a City-as-Text Learning Community

COMPUTER SCIENCE

233 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board A04
Ao Liu
Andrew McCallum (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Computer Science, UMass Amherst
Entity Extraction in Material Science Paper

234 Concourse 8:30-9:15 Board C97
Blake Matthew Geraci
Ileana Vasu (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Holyoke Community College
Broadening the Accessibility of Linear Algebra through Modern Programming Techniques

235 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board A03
Jonathan A. Ebersold
Catherine Johansen
Eryn Perez
Karen Druffel (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Business, Framingham State University
Perceived Risk of A.I. Adoption

236 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board A10
Siyu Peng
Lori Clarke (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Computer Science, UMass Amherst
Eliciting and Evaluating Process Models for Cardiac Surgical Procedures

237 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board A23
Eric Belisle
Gregory Riscolo
Karen Druffel (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Business, Framingham State University
Autonomous Vehicles: An Overview of Liability in Accidents

238 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board A24
Matthew Yee
Karen Druffel (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Business, Framingham State University
The Importance of the Knowledge Gap in A.I. between College Students

242 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board A05
Jenna Rose Fulford
Bo Jin Hatfield (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Computer Science, Salem State University
Affordable Moving Co.

243 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board A06
Dexin Wang
Yuhang Ding
Dechun Wang
Bo Jin Hatfield (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Computer Science, Salem State University
Traekle

244 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board A32
David Eric Dew
Jeanie M. Tietjen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Massachusetts Bay Community College
The Effectiveness of Open-Source Resources in Education

245 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board A33
Ralph Ghannam
Jeanie M. Tietjen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Massachusetts Bay Community College
Holes in the Cloud

252 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board A28
Xin Liu
Sunghoon Ivan Lee (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Computer Science, UMass Amherst
A Novel Method for Quantifying Fine Hand Movements in Stroke Survivors

CRIMINAL JUSTICE

253 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board A10
Nicole Tardanico
Nancy Ann Santopadre (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Criminal Justice, Bristol Community College
The Making of a Serial Killer: Neuroimaging Reveals Low Orbitofrontal Cortex Activity as Part of the Formula

255 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board A18
Breanna Lyn Hadley
Randall Grometstein (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Criminal Justice, Fitchburg State University
Women in Policing

256 Concourse 2:30-3:15 Board C72
Bryan Jesus Pimentel
Vanessa Holford Diana (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Westfield State University
Land of the Somewhat Free

DECISION SCIENCE

257 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board A12
Jason Thomas Girouard
Anurag Sharma (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Management, UMass Amherst
Incumbent versus Startup: Who is Best Positioned to Win the Race of Autonomous Driving?

258 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board A29
Karen Li
Anna Nagurney (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Operations and Information Management, UMass Amherst
Hospital Competition in Prices and Quality: A Variational Inequality Framework

ECONOMICS

259 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board A12
Joseph T. Chernak
James K. Boyce (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Economics, UMass Amherst
Massachusetts and Natural Gas Pipelines: An Economic and Enviromental Analysis

260 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board A13
Joseph Walker Merrill
Diane Flaherty (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Economics, UMass Amherst
A Comparative Analysis of Educational Structures of Japan, Germany and the United States

261 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board A34
Michael Kenneth Ferris
Laura Lamontagne (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Economics, Framingham State University
Is Profitability Driving the Severity of Punishment of Professional Athletes?

262 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board A11
Halle Monte
Rosario Basay (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Economics, Bristol Community College
The Consequences of Student Aid Options in Higher Education

263 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board A12
Anabel Santiago
Patricio V. Jorge (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Social Sciences, Bristol Community College
Examining Existing Poverty in Developing Nations

267 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board A50
Mucio S. Pires
Kim M. Frashure (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Bunker Hill Community College
Engineering Sustainable Resiliency into Mega-Sporting Events

269 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board A13
Lindsey Elyza Kelley
Hillary May Sackett (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Economics, Westfield State University
Auction Bidding and Sensitivity to Social Norms

270 Concourse 2:30-3:15 Board C73
Patricia Lorenzo Landaeta
David M. Kalivas (Faculty Sponsor)
Honors Program, Middlesex Community College
Venezuela's Economic Crisis

271 Concourse 2:30-3:15 Board C75
Andrea Miles
David M. Kalivas (Faculty Sponsor)
Honors Program, Middlesex Community College
Venezuela’s Oil Curse: A Mismanaged Economy

272 Concourse 2:30-3:15 Board C77
Cristian Robles
Susan McPherson (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Quinsigamond Community College
The Paradigm of Conservative Pupulism

273 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board A30
Lucy Hoag Armstrong
Sheila Mammen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Resource Economics, UMass Amherst
Instagram and Fashion Marketing and the Effects on the Consumer-Company Relationship

274 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board A31
Colleen Helen Dehais
Mwangi wa Githinji (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Economics, UMass Amherst
Post-Colonial Latin American Development: The Impacts of the Positive Price Shock in the Global Market for Quinoa on Producing Communities in Bolivia and Peru

EDUCATION

283 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board A34
Constantinos Demetrios Papadimoulis
George Joseph Abboud (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

285 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board A10
Travis Earl Nichols
Alan Ira Gordon (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Urban Studies, Worcester State University
Opportunity Awaits: University to Community Partnerships

286 Concourse 2:30-3:15 Board C79
Haley Sharon Bernier
Paige Marie Hermansen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Westfield State University
Yoga Inclusion in the Classroom for Students with Disabilities

287 Concourse 2:30-3:15 Board C81
Lindsay Nicole DeLorme
Joann B. Nichols (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Education, Fitchburg State University
The Ideal Early Childhood Approach

288 Concourse 2:30-3:15 Board C83
Carolynn R. DeWitt
Joann B. Nichols (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Education, Fitchburg State University
Empathy in Early-Elementary Aged Children

289 Concourse 2:30-3:15 Board C85
Erin J. Doyle
Paige Marie Hermansen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Westfield State University
Creating an Exceptional Learning Environment for Students with Neuromuscular Disorders

290 Concourse 2:30-3:15 Board C87
Jenna Mae Eckstrom
Rachel E. Gibson (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Music, Westfield State University
Music in the Classroom: Notes about Its Importance

291 Concourse 2:30-3:15 Board C89
Olivia Cory Marques
Paige Marie Hermansen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Westfield State University
Competitive Beauty: Women in Pageantry and Its Effects on their Education

292 Concourse 2:30-3:15 Board C91
Gregory Thomas Wilcox
Paige Marie Hermansen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Westfield State University
Tech Schools: Why They Are Important, and Why We Should Fund Them

293 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board A32
Meghan Brittany Henningson
Genia M. Bettencourt (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Education, UMass Amherst
The Cost of Attending a Post Secondary Institution for Students with Disabilities

294 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board A33
Reilly Kopp
Genia M. Bettencourt (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Education, UMass Amherst
Center for Student Success Research: The Cost of Disability in Higher Education

295 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board A34
Nicole Elizabeth Reed
Dan Clawson (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Sociology, UMass Amherst
Combating Poverty in Middle Class Schools: School Initiatives, Student Resources, and Implications for the Future

296 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board A35
Jillian Emma Sylvester
Timothy Lang (Faculty Sponsor)
Commonwealth Honors College, UMass Amherst
Factors that Hinder Study Abroad Students from Integrating into Their Host Country's Culture

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

297 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board A13
Daniel Luis Soltren
Dr. Michael Meyers (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Engineering, Bristol Community College
The Renaissance Engineer: Philosophy's Influence on the Transition from STEM to STEAM

298 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board A35
Christopher Pepi
Jeanie M. Tietjen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Massachusetts Bay Community College
The Viability of Shared Green Power across Nations

ENGLISH

302 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board A36
Sarah Anne Casey
Jeanie M. Tietjen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Massachusetts Bay Community College
Food Insecurity on College Campuses

303 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board A37
Colin Phillips English
Jeanie M. Tietjen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Massachusetts Bay Community College
The Social, Scientific and Political Implications of the Maritime Industry

304 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board A38
Devin Rose Rutter
Scott Nowka (Faculty Sponsor)
Honors Program, Salem State University
"Bad Blood Will Out": Racial Purity in Harry Potter and Parallels to World War II

307 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board A07
Nathan Daniel Goudreault
Matthew Davis (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, UMass Boston
Self-in-Text: Cross-examining Composition and Identity

308 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board A51
Samantha Hope Correia
Ellen Scheible (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Bridgewater State University
Divided, Yet Unified: Violence and Transgender Identity in Breakfast on Pluto

309 Concourse 1:30-2:15 Board C94
Alissa Katelyn Smith
Rebecca Olander (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Westfield State University
An Insider’s Research on Food and Society: Exploring the Food Culture of Westfield State University’s Dining Commons

312 Concourse 2:30-3:15 Board C57
Ariella D. Hensen
David M. Kalivas (Faculty Sponsor)
Honors Program, Middlesex Community College
Lewis Carroll, His Characters, and the Psychology behind Them

313 Concourse 2:30-3:15 Board C93
Ashley Katherine Linnehan
Emily Todd (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Westfield State University
Cautioning against a Patriarchal Society

ENGLISH LITERATURE

320 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board A26
Jackie Carlson
Evelyn Perry (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Framingham State University
Choice as a Thematic Motivator in Middle Grade Reading

322 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board A39
Jacob Andrew Savoie
William Frank Berry (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Cape Cod Community College
The Experience of Deconstructing Postmodern Texts

324 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board A52
Madison Alexis O'Connor
Laurel V. Hankins (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, UMass Dartmouth
Of the Same Roots: An Analysis of the Work of Walt Whitman

326 Concourse 2:30-3:15 Board C58
Hayden Frances Latimer-Ireland
David M. Kalivas (Faculty Sponsor)
Honors Program, Middlesex Community College
Jealousy: The Green-Eyed Monster

327 Concourse 2:30-3:15 Board C59
William Allen Wright
David M. Kalivas (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Commonwealth Honors Program, Middlesex Community College
The Quest for Authentic Life in Western Literature

ENTOMOLOGY

328 Concourse 8:30-9:15 Board C69
Emily Mooshian
Elkinton Joseph (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Environmental Conservation, UMass Amherst
iCons: Impact of Climate Change on Cold Tolerance and Overwintering Mortality of a Gall Wasp Pest, Zapatella davisae

329 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board A14
Thomas Irving Guiney
John Stoffolano (Faculty Sponsor)
Stockbridge School of Agriculture, UMass Amherst
Effect of Juvenile Hormone Analogs on Ovary Development in Adult House Flies

330 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board A15
Puneet Kaur Singh
Aline Mweze
John Stoffolano (Faculty Sponsor)
Stockbridge School of Agriculture, UMass Amherst
Characterization of Induced Antimicrobial Peptides in Salivary Glands of Adult Musca domestica upon Exposure to Fusarium oxysporum Spores

ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

331 Concourse 8:30-9:15 Board C70
Meghan Elizabeth Bowe
Deborah Henson (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Environmental Science, UMass Amherst
iCons: The Importance of Soil Science in Secondary Education

332 Concourse 8:30-9:15 Board C71
Walter Fernandez-Pereira
Baoshan Xing (Faculty Sponsor)
Stockbridge School of Agriculture, UMass Amherst
iCons: Using Foam to Provide Highly Accessible Water Monitoring

333 Concourse 8:30-9:15 Board C72
Timothy C. Shea
Lena Fletcher (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Environmental Conservation, UMass Amherst
iCons: Adaptability of the Composting Program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst

334 Concourse 8:30-9:15 Board C73
Molly Travers
Alison Bates (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Environmental Conservation, UMass Amherst
iCons: Public Perceptions of Renewable Energy

335 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board A16
Kate Amber
Krystal J. Pollitt (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Environmental Health Sciences, UMass Amherst
Soil Pollution in Urban Agriculture

336 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board A17
Riley Dean Frackleton
Todd Fuller (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Environmental Conservation, UMass Amherst
An Economic Assessment of the Viability of Fish and Crocodile Aquaculture in Kampong Prohok, Cambodia

337 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board A18
Madison Kremer
Andrea Kay Murray
Theodore Stephen Eisenman (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Landscape Architecture, UMass Amherst
Urban Greening in Mexico City

338 Concourse 10:45-11:30 Board C57
Elizabeth Ziying Lin
Krystal J. Pollitt (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Environmental Health Sciences, UMass Amherst
Development of a Novel Low-Cost Wearable Passive Air Sampling Sensor

339 Concourse 10:45-11:30 Board C58
Tracie Winn
Diane Flaherty (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Economics, UMass Amherst
Making Environmental Policy Sustainable: Cost and Benefits of REDD+ in Brazil, Indonesia, and Mexico

341 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board A40
Clayton Donald James
Jeanie M. Tietjen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Massachusetts Bay Community College
The Risks with Using Broad Algorithm-based Surveillance Techniques to Combat Domestic Terrorism

342 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board A41
Petros Papastavrou
Justin Michael Bozeman
Gabriela Duran
Marguerite White-Jeanneau (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Laboratory Science, Northern Essex Community College
A Study of E. coli Levels and Antibiotic Resistance in the Merrimack River

343 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board A42
Maximilian D. Pavlov
Jeanie M. Tietjen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Massachusetts Bay Community College
Fusion Power versus Fossil Giants

344 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board A43
Andresa Riseberg
Jeanie M. Tietjen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Massachusetts Bay Community College
Renewable Energy

345 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board A53
Lauren A. Anderson
John A. Duff (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Environmental Science, UMass Boston
No Impact? No Way! The Aspirational Challenge of Characterizing a No-Impact Marine Protected Area

346 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board A54
Jennifer Oliveira
Kim M. Frashure (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Bunker Hill Community College
Developing a Mitigation Plan for Sao Paulo’s Water Crisis

347 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board A55
Tatyana Tyushina
Kim M. Frashure (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Bunker Hill Community College
Using Household Waste to Power Your Home

348 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board A56
Mariah Rain Whipple
Libby Dunphy (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Science and Engineering, Bunker Hill Community College
Repurposing Fish Biowaste

349 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board A27
Jordyn Renee Chartier
Jessica Thelen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Westfield State University
Westfield State University Composting

350 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board A29
Sarah Currier
Holly Walsh
John McDonald (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Environmental Science, Westfield State University
An Evaluation of Mammal Abundance in Relation to Roads

351 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board A31
Melissa Higley
Ariana Paul Becker
Tim Parshall (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, Westfield State University
Exploring the Effectiveness of Oriental Bittersweet Removal Treatments

354 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board A36
Julia Criscione
Kristina A. Stinson (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Environmental Conservation, UMass Amherst
The Effects of Nitrogen Levels on Pollen Production of Phleum pretense

355 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board A37
Justin Eric Esiason
Brian Kane (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Environmental Conservation, UMass Amherst
A Survey of the Growth Patterns of UMass' Red Oaks and White Pines

356 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board A38
Tooba Gilani
Baoshan Xing (Faculty Sponsor)
Stockbridge School of Agriculture, UMass Amherst
Laboratory Study on Flexible Polyurethane Foams as Passive Sampling Media

357 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board A39
Kallin A. Lang
Paige Warren (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Environmental Conservation, UMass Amherst
Bugs on Birds

FINANCE

366 Concourse 1:30-2:15 Board C61
Lucas Fernandes
Michael Dubson (Faculty Sponsor)
Honors Program, Bunker Hill Community College
Resilience: The Empowerment of Fans within a Sports Organization

GEOLOGY

377 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board A01
Autumn Alexis Burrell
Michael A. Krol (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Geology, Bridgewater State University
Geochemical Analysis of the Basaltic Rocks from Volcanoes of the Hawaiian Island: Implications for their Evolutionary Stage of Development

378 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board A40
Anna C. Campbell
David Boutt (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Geosciences, UMass Amherst
Hydrologic Response of the Salar de Atacam Transition Zone to the Extreme March 2015 Pluvial Flood

379 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board A41
Nadine Doiron
David Boutt (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Geosciences, UMass Amherst
Late Pleistocene and Holocene Stratigraphic Architecture of the Subsurface of Tidmarsh East

380 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board A42
Julia Mary Ann Hathaway
Julie Brigham-Grette (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Geosciences, UMass Amherst
Reconsrtucting Kame Terrace Deposits of the Laurentide Ice Sheet in the Central Connecticut Valley, Massachusetts

381 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board A43
Jacob William Light
Jonathan Woodruff (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Geosciences, UMass Amherst
Investigating Wildfire Behavior and Hurricane Interactions: Mullet Pond Revisited

GERONTOLOGY

384 Concourse 1:30-2:15 Board C62
Brenda Atchison
Lisa A. Jones
Nina M. Silverstein (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Gerontology, UMass Boston
Sharing Healthy Aging Community-Level Data with Local Stakeholders: A Call-to-Action

HISTORY

387 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board A28
Patrick Gould
Sarah Mulhall Adelman (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of History, Framingham State University
Communication and Family Roles: An Analysis of Massachusetts Civil War Soldiers' Letters

388 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board A30
Craig J. Reynolds
Maria Alessandra Bollettino (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of History, Framingham State University
Revolutionary Legacy: The Politics of Western Massachusetts and Shays’ Rebellion

389 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board A32
Suzanne Rachel Wright
Maria Alessandra Bollettino (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of History, Framingham State University
Americans’ Positions on Ireland’s Simultaneous Cause for Self-Rule from Great Britain

390 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board A15
Danielle E. Cabral
Howard Tinberg (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Bristol Community College
The Media Coverage of the Lizzie Borden Trial of 1892-1893 and Its Impact

391 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board A44
Jonathan Michael Bevis
Maureen M. Sowa (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of History and Social Sciences, Bristol Community College
The Homes and Lives of the American Victorian Era Elite

392 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board A45
Nicole Maib
Alexandros K. Kyrou (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of History, Salem State University
An Analysis of the Motives of the British Parliamentary Members, Edmund Burke, Isaac Barré, and Charles James Fox, Who Supported the American Colonists During the American Revolution

396 Concourse 1:30-2:15 Board C63
Jennifer Badji
Monica Poole (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of History and Social Sciences, Bunker Hill Community College
Decolonizing Disease: Synthesizing Traditional Medicine and Western Medicine for Global Resilience

399 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board A33
Zoe Kathleen Cheek
Mara L. Dodge (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Humanities, Westfield State University
The Lavender Scare: The People, the Pain, the Panic

400 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board A35
Tameika Elizabeth Heathman
Marijoan Bull (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Geography, Westfield State University
The Woronake Tribe of the Algonquian Nation

401 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board A37
Gregory James McMillan
Mara L. Dodge (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Humanities, Westfield State University
On the Edge: American Responses to the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962

402 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board A39
Emily Maria Mikson
Mara L. Dodge (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Humanities, Westfield State University
Eleanor Roosevelt’s Impact on Women’s Rights and Civil Rights during the 1930's

HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM MANAGEMENT

406 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board A46
Abigail Lynne Swass
Emily Z. Brown (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Library, Bristol Community College
Being Home Schooled on a College Campus

INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES/BDIC

408 Concourse 1:30-2:15 Board C64
Shane Joseph Connolly
Abigayle J. Beaumont
Christina Lam
Timothy Meyer
Qinguo Fan (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Bioengineering, UMass Dartmouth
Non-Destructive Measurement of Moisture in Blister-Packaged Drugs

409 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board A41
Amber Namery
David M. Kalivas (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Commonwealth Honors Program, Middlesex Community College
Lethal Beauty: Consequential Ethics and the Cosmetics Industry

410 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board A43
Lauren Nicole Stornelli
Enrique Morales-Diaz (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, Westfield State University
Postcolonialism: A Psychological Mindset

413 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board A44
Francesca Nicole Walsh
Erik Cheries (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, UMass Amherst
How do Millennials Make Decisions?: The Relationship between Perceived Instability and Impulsive Behavior

KINESIOLOGY

423 Concourse 10:45-11:30 Board C59
Abbey E. Barkley
Catrine Tudor-Locke (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Kinesiology, UMass Amherst
Effectiveness of Step Count Display on Physical Activity Level in College Students

424 Concourse 10:45-11:30 Board C60
Jagath Jai Kumar
John Ronald Sirard (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Kinesiology, UMass Amherst
The Relationship between User Height and Steps Measured by a Consumer Activity Tracker

429 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board A47
Ferry Bissereth
Elizabeth Daglio
Carlie Tirrell DiMare
Morgan Havican
Nicole Elizabeth Marshall
Jenny Sar
George Joseph Abboud (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Sport and Movement Science, Salem State University
Effects of Single-bout High-intensity Resistance Training and Multiple-bout High-intensity Resistance Training on EPOC

433 Concourse 1:30-2:15 Board C65
Bethanie Patricia Carvin
Pamela Russell (Faculty Sponsor)
Academic Affairs, Bridgewater State University
Causes and Management of Stress Injuries in Geriatric Populations Who Use Wheelchairs as Mobility Aids

437 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board A45
Troy R. Doming
Emily M. Mulcahy
Tyler Jason Prescott
Amy E. Southerland
Jason C. Sawyer (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Movement Arts, Health Promotion, and Leisure Studies, Westfield State University
The Effects of Variable Resistance Exercise on Lower Body Strength and Power during an Undulating Resistance Training Program in Division III Collegiate Football Players

438 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board A45
Kevin Alex Anton
Brian Umberger (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Kinesiology, UMass Amherst
The Effect of Ankle Bracing on Lower Extremity Kinematics

439 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board A46
Luke David Arney
Katherine Boyer (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Kinesiology, UMass Amherst
The Effect of Tri-hinge Knee Brace on Human Walking and Running, and the Difference in Biomechanical Alterations between Men and Women

440 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board A47
Christopher M. Boussy
Catrine Tudor-Locke (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Kinesiology, UMass Amherst
Objectively Measured Physical Activity of Student First Responders

441 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board A48
Mark Lester Chicote
Catrine Tudor-Locke (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Kinesiology, UMass Amherst
Assessing the Validity of Fitbit Surge Heart Rate Monitoring in Elite Runners

442 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board A49
Jamal Choudhary
Mark S. Miller (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Kinesiology, UMass Amherst
Determination of Myofibrillar Protein and Myosin Heavy Chain Isoform Expression in Avian Skeletal Muscle

443 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board A50
Ellen Esme Chow
Jane Kent (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Kinesiology, UMass Amherst
Effects of Sex Difference on Muscle Metabolism during Fatigue in the Knee Extensors Using 31P-MRS

444 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board A51
Erica Doyle
Catrine Tudor-Locke (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Kinesiology, UMass Amherst
The Relationship between Daily Physical Activity and Mood

445 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board A52
Brian Friscia
Katherine Boyer (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Kinesiology, UMass Amherst
Total Support Moment Contributions in Patients with Osteoarthritis

446 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board A53
Matthew John Golben
Catrine Tudor-Locke (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Kinesiology, UMass Amherst
Meditation and Heart Rate Recovery

447 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board A54
Jessica-Sophie Horoschak
Sarah Witkowski (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Kinesiology, UMass Amherst
Impairment of Blood Flow Recovery in Response to Pericyte Transplantation in Diabetes is Not Due to Reduced Angiogenesis

448 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board A55
Jordan Lapides
Catrine Tudor-Locke (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Kinesiology, UMass Amherst
Validity of Fitbit for Energy Expenditure during Resistance Training

449 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board A56
Matthew MacLean
Katherine Boyer (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Kinesiology, UMass Amherst
Biomechanical Differences between Higher and Lower Functioning Knee Osteoarthritis Patients

450 Concourse 3:30-4:15 Board C61
Sadie P. Marciano
Richard Van Emmerik (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Kinesiology, UMass Amherst
Evaluating Proprioceptive Impairments in Multiple Sclerosis: The Human Odometer Task

451 Concourse 3:30-4:15 Board C62
Brienne E. Paradis
Richard Van Emmerik (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Kinesiology, UMass Amherst
Assessment of Upper versus Lower Joint Proprioception in People with Multiple Sclerosis

452 Concourse 3:30-4:15 Board C63
Jacqueline Patricia Reilly
Thomas G. St. Laurent (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Kinesiology, UMass Amherst
The Impact of Yoga on Stress Management and Quality of Life in College Students

453 Concourse 3:30-4:15 Board C64
Margaret Ryan
Jane Kent (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Kinesiology, UMass Amherst
EC Coupling Failure as a Potential Cause for Muscle Fatigue in Young and Older Women

454 Concourse 3:30-4:15 Board C65
Colleen Jean Sands
Catrine Tudor-Locke (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Kinesiology, UMass Amherst
Validity of Wearable Devices at Varying Running Intensities

455 Concourse 3:30-4:15 Board C66
Brianna Thomson
Jennifer L. Gordon (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Kinesiology, UMass Amherst
Usage of Guardian Caps on Concussion Reduction among NCAA College Football Players

456 Concourse 3:30-4:15 Board C67
Kimberly Vermilya
Richard Van Emmerik (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Kinesiology, UMass Amherst
The Effects of a Dual-Task on Postural Stability in People with Multiple Sclerosis

457 Concourse 3:30-4:15 Board C68
Jizhou Zhou
Catrine Tudor-Locke (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Kinesiology, UMass Amherst
The Validity of Wearable Technologies to Estimate Step Counts

458 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board A10
Rose Elizabeth Petrozzino
Catrine Tudor-Locke (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Kinesiology, UMass Amherst
The Effect of Goal Setting on Daily Step Counts

459 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board A11
Jared Matthew Stone
Catrine Tudor-Locke (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Kinesiology, UMass Amherst
Effects of Inducing Sedentary Behavior on Active, Mentally Healthy College-aged Students

460 Concourse 4:30-5:15 Board C60
Lazar Jankovic
Lia Gizzi
Brian Kim
Julia T. Choi (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Kinesiology, UMass Amherst
Retention of Locomotor Learning following Exposure to Sensorimotor Variability

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

461 Concourse 3:30-4:15 Board C69
Keira Siobhan Lee
Carey Clouse (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Architecture, UMass Amherst
Public Spaces, Public Art, and Their Importance on College Campuses

LEGAL STUDIES

462 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board A16
Brianna Elizabeth Harris
Susan McCourt (Faculty Sponsor)
Honors Program, Bristol Community College
Civilian Protests throughout Time Due to Elections, Politics, Etc.

466 Concourse 3:30-4:15 Board C70
Lindsey Marie Cavallaro
Paula Stamps (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Public Health, UMass Amherst
Ending World War II: A Story of American Heroism, or Terrorism?

467 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board A12
Brayden Woods
Jim Ben-Aaron (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Political Science, UMass Amherst
Comparative Anatomy and Neurobiology as a New Basis for Animal Law Reform

LINGUISTICS

473 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board A47
Meghan Faith Tessitore
Vanessa Holford Diana (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Westfield State University
"I Had You from Hello": The Roles of Linguistic Profiling in Perpetuating Racism

475 Concourse 3:30-4:15 Board C71
Amanda Kaitlin Doucette
Joe Pater (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Linguistics, UMass Amherst
Inherent Biases of Recurrent Neural Networks for Phonological Assimilation and Dissimilation

476 Concourse 3:30-4:15 Board C72
Sam Rose Sexton
Meg Gebhard (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Education, UMass Amherst
Cross-Linguistic Analysis of Grammatical Gender: Implications for Critical Language Pedagogy

LITERATURE

480 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board A48
Brooke Lynne Meservey
William Frank Berry (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Cape Cod Community College
What Have We as a Society Done to Shape the Identity of Bisexuals?

481 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board A49
Emma Grace Nee
William Frank Berry (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Cape Cod Community College
How Were Eastern Asian Myths Inspired

482 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board A50
Eric Andrew Woodbury
William Frank Berry (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Cape Cod Community College
Is Blind Obedience to Narratives within Religious Texts the Cause for Perpetual Bloodshed?

483 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board A49
Melissa Elaine Allard
David M. Kalivas (Faculty Sponsor)
Honors Program, Middlesex Community College
Growth: Fascinating Authors and Captivating Readers throughout Time

MANAGEMENT

485 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board A51
Samantha Whitney
April L. Lynch (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Business, Bristol Community College
Revealing the Gender Pay Gap, Exposing the Socioeconomic Effects on Society

MARKETING

489 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board A35
Molly Catherine Kelley
Michael J. Harrison (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Business, Framingham State University
A Comparison of American and British Television Advertising

490 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board A37
Katelyn Sifuentes
Brandon Hendrix (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Business, Framingham State University
#Ad: Social Media as a Marketing Tool

491 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board A39
Charlotte Verity Spiegel
Michael J. Harrison (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Business, Framingham State University
Are College Students Green?

494 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board A11
Amber Elizabeth Suarez
Jay Mahoney (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Business and Economics, Worcester State University
Foritfying Organizational Culture through Spirit Video

495 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board A51
Colin Daniel O'Shea
Jessica Thelen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Westfield State University
Why eMarketing Is So Important

496 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board A53
Maximus Seale
Susan McPherson (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Quinsigamond Community College
Self Driving Cars: The Future of Transportation and Artificial Intelligence: Computer Consciouness

MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS

497 Concourse 1:30-2:15 Board C66
Brian Camara
Laura K. Gross (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Bridgewater State University
Group Theory Applications to Physics

498 Concourse 1:30-2:15 Board C67
Clifton Paul Robinson
Ward A. Heilman (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Bridgewater State University
The Comparison of Two Encryption Techniques

499 Concourse 1:30-2:15 Board C68
Melanie Marie Tummino
Laura K. Gross (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Bridgewater State University
The New and Improved Marriage Problem

500 Concourse 1:30-2:15 Board C69
Vincent Vascimini
John Pike (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Bridgewater State University
Random Walk on Turán Graphs

501 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board A55
Mary Elizabeth Rose Dignan
Anna Rokicki (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Westfield State University
History of Pi

503 Concourse 3:30-4:15 Board C73
William Thomas Dugan
Paul Gunnells (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, UMass Amherst
Tiered Trees, Weights, and q-Eulerian Numbers

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

504 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board A05
Noah Alexander Paradis-Burnett
Ileana Vasu (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Holyoke Community College
Designing of User-friendly Differential Computer Models Using MATLAB

505 Concourse 8:30-9:15 Board C74
Dylan Masi
Stephen S. Nonnenmann (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Mechanical Engineering, UMass Amherst
iCons: Fabrication of Cuprous Oxide Nanowires for Memory Storage Applications

506 Concourse 8:30-9:15 Board C75
Emily Joan Pottier
Erin Baker (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, UMass Amherst
iCons: Comparing the Sustainability of Complex Systems

507 Concourse 8:30-9:15 Board C76
Gordon Douglas Swain
Jonathan Rothstein (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, UMass Amherst
iCons: Improving Hydroelectric Power through Repelling Water

511 Concourse 2:30-3:15 Board C61
Chou Yang
Cole Vincent Antalek
Christopher Battle
Soumitra Basu (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Industrial Technology, Fitchburg State University
Design and Manufacturing Processes for Assembling a Functioning Rail-mounted Solar Tracker

514 Concourse 3:30-4:15 Board C74
Samuel Berto Bernardon
Siby Samuel (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, UMass Amherst
Cell Phones and Autonomous Driving

515 Concourse 3:30-4:15 Board C75
Thomas J. Brennan
Stephen S. Nonnenmann (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Mechanical Engineering, UMass Amherst
Ferromagnetic Alloy Nanowire Fabrication and Analysis

516 Concourse 3:30-4:15 Board C76
Gabriel Kornilowicz
Maureen Lynch (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Mechanical Engineering, UMass Amherst
Bone Metastatic Breast Cancer: Characterization of Cell Behavior Response to Perfusion in the Skeleton

517 Concourse 3:30-4:15 Board C77
Yang Shi
Jonathan Rothstein (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, UMass Amherst
Full Design of Supersonic Ramjet

518 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board A13
Jared Stephen Detwiler
Blair Perot (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, UMass Amherst
A Computational Fluid Dynamics Analysis of Green Sea Turtles

519 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board A14
Abhishek Ram
Bernd F. Schliemann (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, UMass Amherst
Using Exothermic Heat from Biomass for Domestic Energy Use

MERCHANDISING AND TEXTILES

520 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board A02
Lucy May White
Ruirui Zhang (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Fashion Design and Retailing, Framingham State University
Applying the EKB and TAM Theories to Consumer Behavior Found in People with Parkinson’s Disease

521 Concourse 8:30-9:15 Board C100
Emily Ann LaRosa
Seunghye Cho (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Fashion Design and Retailing, Framingham State University
Adaptive Wear for People with Parkinson's Disease

522 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board A04
Haley Ann Alexson
Ruirui Zhang (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Fashion Design and Retailing, Framingham State University
Bridging the Divide between Generations of Americans on Domestic Production and Analyzing Its Inherent Value to the Retail Industry

523 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board A05
Jillian Kathleen Morin
Ruirui Zhang (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Fashion Design and Retailing, Framingham State University
Sustainable Consumption in the Fashion Industry

524 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board A27
Joy Rhinehart
Md. Imranul Islam (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Fashion Design and Retailing, Framingham State University
To Improve the US Marine Corps Uniforms during Deployment for Comfort and Safety Standards

525 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board A29
Lanaeya Spencer-Jones
Md. Imranul Islam (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Fashion Design and Retailing, Framingham State University
Evaluate the Performance of Thermal and Water Vapor Resistance on Fabrics

526 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board A31
Athena P. Venetsanakos
Md. Imranul Islam (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Fashion Design and Retailing, Framingham State University
Finding Effective Detergent on Stained Fabric: A Sustainable Approach

527 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board A33
India Rose Anna Ward
Md. Imranul Islam (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Fashion Design and Retailing, Framingham State University
Determination of How Much Spandex Is Necessary for Long-lasting Retention

528 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board A41
Olivia Aldrich
Md. Imranul Islam (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Fashion Design and Retailing, Framingham State University
Impact of Textiles on the Environment: Approach towards Eco-friendly Textiles

MICROBIOLOGY

529 Concourse 8:30-9:15 Board C77
Jacob Ford
Dhandapani Venkataraman (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemistry, UMass Amherst
iCons: Bacterial Conversion of Lignin to Bioplastics for Novel Biofuel Applications

530 Concourse 8:30-9:15 Board C78
Michael McMillan
Sloan Siegrist (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Microbiology, UMass Amherst
iCons: Determining the Utility of Cell Envelope Labeling as a Readout for Mycobacterial Growth

531 Concourse 8:30-9:15 Board C79
Rebecca Kim-Hong Toohey
David A. Sela (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Nutrition and Food Science, UMass Amherst
iCons: The Development of Improved Genetic Tools for the Manipulation of Bifidobacteria

533 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board A17
Jessica Lee Costa
Mario G. García-Ríos (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology and Chemistry, Bristol Community College
Is Green Actually Clean?

534 Concourse 1:30-2:15 Board C70
Victoria I. Quennessen
Vanni Bucci (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, UMass Dartmouth
Modeling the Effects of Bacteriophage on Susceptible and Resistant Biofilm Growth

535 Concourse 3:30-4:15 Board C78
Kriti Badola
Wilmore Webley (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Microbiology, UMass Amherst
Evaluating the Safety and Immune Efficacy of Beta-glucan in Wound Healing

536 Concourse 3:30-4:15 Board C79
Emily Dykstra
Geunhwa Jung (Faculty Sponsor)
Stockbridge School of Agriculture, UMass Amherst
The Use of a Biotransformation Assay in the Search for Novel Antibacterial Compounds

537 Concourse 3:30-4:15 Board C80
Autumn Gertz
Sloan Siegrist (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Microbiology, UMass Amherst
Assessing Mycobacterial Growth through DNA Cell Envelope Labeling

538 Concourse 3:30-4:15 Board C81
Vincent Giacalone
Wilmore Webley (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Microbiology, UMass Amherst
The Prevalence of Human Metapneumovirus and Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection in the BAL Fluid of Pediatric Respiratory Disease Patients

539 Concourse 3:30-4:15 Board C82
Kiran Khan
Alexander Thompson
Klaus Nüsslein (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Microbiology, UMass Amherst
Altering the Composition of Microbial Genes in the Amazonian Soil

540 Concourse 3:30-4:15 Board C83
Alexander T. Lyons
Ronald Labbe (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Food Science, UMass Amherst
Prevalence and Identification of Clostridium perfringens in Processed Meats and Pet Foods

541 Concourse 3:30-4:15 Board C84
Anastasia Naritsin
Yasu S. Morita (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Microbiology, UMass Amherst
The Role of MptA and MptB Mannosyltransferases in Lipomannan and Lipoarabinomannan Biosynthesis in Mycobacterium smegmatis

542 Concourse 3:30-4:15 Board C85
Olivia Perlstein
John M. Lopes (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Microbiology, UMass Amherst
Stability of Growth Phase Regulated Activator Ino2p in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

543 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board A15
Grace Ho
Yasu S. Morita (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Microbiology, UMass Amherst
Exploring Anti-mycobacterial Properties in the Plant Cell Culture Library

MIDDLE EASTERN STUDIES

544 Concourse 3:30-4:15 Board C86
Corinne Curtis
Timothy Lang (Faculty Sponsor)
Commonwealth Honors College, UMass Amherst
Jordan in Jerusalem: The Future of the Holy Places in the Arab-Israeli Conflict

545 Concourse 3:30-4:15 Board C87
Emily Grace Yorke
Timothy Lang (Faculty Sponsor)
Commonwealth Honors College, UMass Amherst
The Impact of Palestinian Refugees on Current Refugee Policies in Jordan

MUSIC

546 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board A06
Shannon Kayla Richards
Catherine Wilcox-Titus (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Visual and Performing Arts, Worcester State University
Music Composition for Theatre: Almost, Maine

549 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board A14
Joshua M. Ramos
Jessica Thelen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Westfield State University
Hip Hop in Society

550 Concourse 2:30-3:15 Board C63
Stephanie Carvalho
Sonya Lawson (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Music, Westfield State University
Music Therapy on the Autism Spectrum

551 Concourse 2:30-3:15 Board C65
Michael Patrick Ferrara
Sonya Lawson (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Music, Westfield State University
Music’s Effect on Cognitive Functions

NEUROSCIENCE

552 Concourse 3:30-4:15 Board C88
Michael A. Kelberman
Elena Vazey (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, UMass Amherst
Noradrenergic Signaling Regulates Task-related Behavior and Motivation in Female Rats

NURSING

553 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board A07
Heidi Viktoria Holloway
Paula Burnett (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Nursing, Salem State University
Health Benefits of Breastfeeding for Infants, Leading to Developmental Differences between Breast-fed and Formula-fed Infants

554 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board A52
Denise Bedoya
Hannah Fraley (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Nursing, Salem State University
Management Differences among Hispanic Men and Women with Type 2 Diabetes

555 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board A53
Michelle Elizabeth Harling
Hannah Fraley (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Nursing, Salem State University
Importance of Animal Assisted Therapy for Patients with Psychiatric Disorders

556 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board A54
Kelly Jean McElligott
Paula Burnett (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Nursing, Salem State University
The Effects of Maternal Substance Use on Gestational Development and Neonates

557 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board A55
Briana Colleen Shutt
Charlene Ann Campbell (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Nursing, Salem State University
Vaccines and the Evolution of Society’s Attitudes toward Them – Implications for Future Nursing Practice

558 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board A19
Olivia R. Bergandy
Maryellen Brisbois (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Nursing, UMass Dartmouth
The Impact of Chemotherapy-induced Alopecia on Body Image among Female Breast Cancer Patients

559 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board A20
Bridget Kathleen Donovan
Kristen Sethares (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Nursing, UMass Dartmouth
The Relationship between Cognitive Impairment and Self-care in Heart Failure Patients

560 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board A21
Rachel Giusti
Kiley Medeiros (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Nursing, UMass Dartmouth
Health Literacy Education in Undergraduate Nursing Students at UMass Dartmouth

561 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board A22
Brandon David Gomes
Catherine Gardner (Faculty Sponsor)
Honors Program, UMass Dartmouth
Attitudes of Critical Care Nurses regarding Family Witnessed Resuscitation

562 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board A23
Jocelyn Ann Jefferson
Susan M. Hunter Revell (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Nursing, UMass Dartmouth
Effects of HPV Vaccination Education on Attitudes and Knowledge of College Students

563 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board A24
Emily Krauch
Elizabeth Chin (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Nursing, UMass Dartmouth
Assessing Knowledge and Beliefs toward Inhaled Tobacco Products in College Students

564 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board A25
Elsa Jean McGilvray
Kristen Sethares (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Nursing, UMass Dartmouth
Blood Pressure Medications and Mild Cognitive Impairment in Heart Failure Patients

565 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board A26
Olivia Katherine McNelis
Monika S. Schuler (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Nursing, UMass Dartmouth
An Analysis of Health Literacy Education within a BSN Curriculum

566 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board A27
Melanie Rose Muzyka
Kristen Sethares (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Nursing, UMass Dartmouth
The Relationship between Stress and Alcohol Consumption in College Students

567 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board A28
Michaela Marie Orsino
Kristen Sethares (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Nursing, UMass Dartmouth
Current Nursing Student Knowledge of the Cardiac Effects of Intravenous Drug Abuse

568 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board A29
Kayla Cristina Torres
Kristen Sethares (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Nursing, UMass Dartmouth
Awareness of Coronary Artery Disease Risk in Young Adult College Students

569 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board A30
Tamsyn Withers
Elizabeth Chin (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Nursing, UMass Dartmouth
Nurses’ Perceptions of their Role in the Do-Not-Resuscitate Decision-making Process with Non-English Speaking Patients in the Intensive Care Setting

570 Concourse 2:30-3:15 Board C67
Christine Marie Murphy
Nancy Duphily (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Nursing, Fitchburg State University
Adolescent Suicide Prevention

571 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board A01
MaryKate Nelligan
Marissa Galanti
Meredith Kohler
Tara Jean Palkoski
Alexandra Santullo
Emma Dundon (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Nursing, UMass Amherst
Improving Infection Control at Cooley Dickinson Hospital

572 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board A02
Katja Gwendolyn Swartz
Annette Wysocki (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Nursing, UMass Amherst
Leadership Style in Foot Care Nurse Clinical Practice

573 Concourse 3:30-4:15 Board C89
Sherry Dong
Cynthia Jacelon (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Nursing, UMass Amherst
Age-Related Macular Degeneration: Nursing Engineering Project

574 Concourse 3:30-4:15 Board C90
Katlyn Morgan Hill
Elizabeth A. Henneman (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Nursing, UMass Amherst
Mentorship in Nursing: Influence on Graduate Students’ Decision to Pursue Higher Education

575 Concourse 3:30-4:15 Board C91
Jennifer Lucia Iannacci
Jennifer Costello
Michelle Monahan
Lisa Chiodo (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Nursing, UMass Amherst
Can a Functional Outcome Risk Metric Predict Medicated Treatment Success in Opioid Abusing Pregnant Women?

576 Concourse 3:30-4:15 Board C92
Daniel P. Kiely Jr.
Annette Wysocki (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Nursing, UMass Amherst
Chokepoints: Nursing Research Funding in Context

577 Concourse 3:30-4:15 Board C93
Avery Elizabeth Klepacki
Mary T. Paterno (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Nursing, UMass Amherst
Substance Use during Pregnancy and Postpartum Contraception

578 Concourse 3:30-4:15 Board C94
Sarah Ann Rasmussen
Lisa Chiodo (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Nursing, UMass Amherst
Adverse Childhood Experiences in Relation to Perceived Stress and PTSD

579 Concourse 3:30-4:15 Board C95
Carlie Lynn Riccie
Lauren Franklin Briggs (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, UMass Amherst
Nurse Under Reporting Child Abuse

NUTRITION

580 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board A36
Ann Nicole Dallamora
Marvin Clark
Jeannette Kennedy (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Food and Nutrition, Framingham State University
Effects of Teff and Rice Flours on Quality Characteristics of Gluten-free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

581 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board A38
Victoria L. Hoover
Jerusha Nelson-Peterman (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Food and Nutrition, Framingham State University
Gluten-free Peanut Butter Cookies

582 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board A15
Patrick Joseph Collins
Jessica Thelen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Westfield State University
The Obesity Epidemic in America

583 Concourse 2:30-3:15 Board C69
Lily Howes
Vanessa Holford Diana (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Westfield State University
The High Cost of Healthy Eating: What Can We Do about It?

584 Concourse 2:30-3:15 Board C71
Lori Merlo
Vanessa Holford Diana (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Westfield State University
RED-S: The Relationship between Disordered Eating and Injury in Male and Female Athletes

586 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board A19
Amy Beth Bessey
Zhenhua Liu (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Nutrition, UMass Amherst
The Efficacy of Nano-encapsulation in Improving Vitamin D3 Bioavailability and Biological Function

587 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board A20
Michael Chen
Mary Abigail Lavery
John Page
Lisa M. Troy (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Nutrition, UMass Amherst
Innovating the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) for the Evolving Needs of the 21st Century

588 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board A21
Madison Jane Hadley
Rebecca Howard
Montminy M. Jackie
Katelyn Lee Loring
Lisa M. Troy (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Nutrition, UMass Amherst
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Are Current Allotments Meeting Participants Needs?

589 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board A22
Marissa E. Wilkinson
Elena Carbone (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Nutrition, UMass Amherst
Maternal Health Literacy: Exploring Nutrition Implications and Current Measures

NUTRITION AND FOOD SCIENCE

591 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board A40
Samantha Alice Morin
Emmanouil Apostolidis (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemistry and Food Science, Framingham State University
Evaluation of Total Phenolic Contents and Antioxidant Activities of Skin and Pulp for Four Squash Varieties

592 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board A23
Amanda Lucy Chang
Yeonhwa Park (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Food Science, UMass Amherst
Effects of Trans-trismethoxy Resveratrol on Lipid Accumulation in Caenorhabditis elegans

593 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board A24
Gretchen Marie Mueller
Leda Cooks (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Communication, UMass Amherst
Microbiologal Safety of Donating Hot Buffet Foods

PHILOSOPHY

600 Concourse 2:30-3:15 Board C74
Amanda Elizabeth LeBeau
Susan McPherson (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Quinsigamond Community College
Illusion of Death

PHYSICS

602 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board A08
Nash Lochner
Jay Wang (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Physics, UMass Dartmouth
A Metropolis Approach to the Thomson Atom

604 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board A03
Aaron Dunbrack
Michael Jeffrey Ramsey-Musolf (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Physics, UMass Amherst
Collider Phenomenology of the Higgs Triplet Model

605 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board A25
Josh Stephen Carey
Andrea Pocar (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Physics, UMass Amherst
Investigation of Kr-85m Decays in the Darkside-50 TPC

606 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board A26
Edward Alden Gelberg
Matthew Charles Burke
Andrea Pocar (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Physics, UMass Amherst
The Chacterization of Silicon Photomultipliers (SiPMs) in Vacuum and Liquid Xenon Environments

607 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board A27
Robert Edward Johnston
Andrea Pocar (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Physics, UMass Amherst
The Charged Pion Polarizability Experiment at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility: Developing Muon Chambers and Experiment Simulation

608 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board A28
Robert Keane
Anthony D. Dinsmore (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Physics, UMass Amherst
Stabilization of Emulsions Using Silica Nanoparticles at an Oil-Water Interface

609 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board A29
Ian Lawrence Murphy
John Robert Blatchford
Andrea Pocar (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Physics, UMass Amherst
Building a Muon-tagging Telescope

610 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board A30
Anwesha Saha
Jeromy Robert Heisterberg
Andrea Pocar (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Physics, UMass Amherst
Optical Simulation of the Liquid Xenon System to Study and Characterize the Behavior of SiPM Detectors for Use in the nEXO Experiment

611 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board A31
Kaylee Marie Spitaels
Andrea Pocar (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Physics, UMass Amherst
Design of Cathode for nEXO Sensor

PLANT, SOIL, AND INSECT SCIENCES

614 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board A32
Evan R. Rees
Samuel Hazen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, UMass Amherst
Luciferase as an In Planta Reporter of Secondary Cell Wall Genes in Brachypodium distachyon

POLITICAL ECONOMY

615 Concourse 1:30-2:15 Board C71
Gabriella Esparza Schupchek
Monica Poole (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of History and Social Sciences, Bunker Hill Community College
Protest in the Brazilian Diaspora

616 Concourse 2:30-3:15 Board C76
Rosa Maria Salas
Susan McPherson (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Quinsigamond Community College
The Future of Business in the Housing Market: How Well Do We Know the Housing Market After the Fall of 2008?

POLITICAL SCIENCE

619 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board A42
Logan Hennessy
Joseph Coelho (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Political Science, Framingham State University
The Rise of Authoritarian Populism in Europe: A Comparative Analysis

620 Concourse 10:45-11:30 Board C97
Ashley Pierre-Louis
Caroline L. Coscia (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Political Science, UMass Boston
Resurgence in the “City of Champions”: The Effects of Urban Development Policy on Lower Class Mobility in Brockton, MA

623 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board A08
Dominique Nicole Resendes
Robert E. Brown (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Communication, Salem State University
Perception versus Reality: Examining the Relationship between Student Activists and Salem State Administration

624 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board A18
Aidan Comerford
Susan McCourt (Faculty Sponsor)
Honors Program, Bristol Community College
Exiled Children in America: An Examination of the Irish Diaspora in the United States: Nineteenth Century to Present

625 Concourse 11:45-12:30 Board C60
Gia D. D'Orazio
Paul Cavan (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Criminal Justice, Northern Essex Community College
Body-worn Cameras

632 Concourse 2:30-3:15 Board C78
Rachel Ferdinand
Susan McPherson (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Quinsigamond Community College
My Presentation

636 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board A04
Arthur Weber Hayden
Robert Paul Musgrave (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Political Science, UMass Amherst
Is Trinidad and Tobago a Victim of the Resource Curse?

637 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board A05
Rebecca Levin
Dean E. Robinson (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Political Science, UMass Amherst
The Health Disadvantage of the United States versus Canada: The Role of Health and Other Social Policies

638 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board A33
Tobin Lee Armstrong
Robert Paul Musgrave (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Political Science, UMass Amherst
Power Disparities and the Distribution of Environmental Burdens in Pennsylvania Fracking Country

639 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board A34
Audrey Anne Kearney
Robert Paul Musgrave (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Political Science, UMass Amherst
The Development of Climate Change as a Partisan Issue

640 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board A35
Maria Meletlidis
Robert Paul Musgrave (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Political Science, UMass Amherst
Women's Access to Resources in Oil-rich States

641 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board A36
Amy Doan Tran
David Mednicoff (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Judaic and Near Eastern Studies, UMass Amherst
Jordan and Tunisia: Understanding Government Approaches to Youth Inclusion and Their Ramifications

PSYCHOLOGY

646 Concourse 8:30-9:15 Board C80
Harli Weber
Jerrold Meyer (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, UMass Amherst
iCons: Exploring the Heritability of Cortisol through Hair Analysis of Monozygotic Twins

647 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board A43
Nicole Marie Beauregard
Dawn Vreven (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, Framingham State University
When Can We Tell Where a Fly Ball is Going to Land?

648 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board A44
Danielle Marie Belliveau
Anna S. Flanagan (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, Framingham State University
College Students' Perceptions of Sexual Assault: Influence of Type of Reporting and Level of Victim Intoxication

649 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board A45
Meredith Bianchi
Anna S. Flanagan (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, Framingham State University
Perceived Effects of Parents' Sexual Orientation and Sex of Child on Play and Behavior

650 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board A46
Daniel Borgatti
Anna S. Flanagan (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, Framingham State University
Perceived Effects of Age and Type of Season on Mood

651 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board A47
Natalie Bruno
Kaitlynn Maureen Innis
Kenneth E. Sullivan
Maggie Campbell Obaid (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, Framingham State University
The Effect of Social Media: Social Interaction and Self-Esteem among College Students

652 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board A48
Olivia Buonopane
Dawn Vreven (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, Framingham State University
College Students' Attitudes towards Stimulants

653 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board A49
Montana Burke
Hannah Pagano
Maggie Campbell Obaid (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, Framingham State University
Diet Types and Sex: Perceptions on Mental Health

654 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board A50
Luisanna Marie Castillo
Dawn Vreven (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, Framingham State University
Prejudice against Hispanics in Hiring Decisions

655 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board A51
Diana Contreras Guzman
Kaitlyn L. Vahey
Deborah McMakin (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, Framingham State University
Undergraduates’ Beverage Frequency, Brand Loyalty and Academic Performance

656 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board A52
Kandace Paige Demers
Anna S. Flanagan (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, Framingham State University
Perceptions of Romantic-Relationship Type and Parental Marital Status on Young Adult Romantic-Relationship Quality

657 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board A53
James Donovan
Michael J. Greenstein (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, Framingham State University
Creation of a Dogmatic Scale

658 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board A54
Kassidy Duffy
Maggie Campbell Obaid (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, Framingham State University
Perceptions of Eating Disorders: Exercise and Body Weight

659 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board A55
Alexa Lee Fantoni
Gemma Murnin
Maggie Campbell Obaid (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, Framingham State University
Integrating Drug Addicts Back into Our Community: Do Socioeconomic Status and How Addiction Begins Impact People's Views of Addicts?

660 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board A56
Rebecca Briana Green
Phoebe Lin (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Philosophy and Psychology, Framingham State University
An Examination of Perceptions of Depression among College Students

661 Concourse 10:45-11:30 Board C61
Jessica Harris
Benjamin James Gleason
Maggie Campbell Obaid (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, Framingham State University
Developing Problem-solving Skills: The Value of Strategy Video Games

662 Concourse 10:45-11:30 Board C62
Nicolette Cooper Husselbee
Dawn Vreven (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, Framingham State University
The Effect of Video-Game Violence on Aggression in College Students

663 Concourse 10:45-11:30 Board C63
Kristen M. Keenan
Deborah McMakin (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, Framingham State University
Emotional Intelligence and Alcohol Use among Undergraduates

664 Concourse 10:45-11:30 Board C65
Danielle Maxine Lewis
Deborah McMakin (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, Framingham State University
Cell Phone Use and Its Relation to Boredom Proneness and Social Support

665 Concourse 10:45-11:30 Board C66
Breanna C. Marshall
Maggie Campbell Obaid (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, Framingham State University
Perceptions of Employability and Beauty Standards Based on Natural Hair Texture and Race

666 Concourse 10:45-11:30 Board C67
Simone Alyse Matthews
Anna S. Flanagan (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, Framingham State University
Colorism: Perceived Attractiveness and Hireability of Minority Women of Various Skin Tones

667 Concourse 10:45-11:30 Board C68
Maggie Charlotte McNeill
Baridgett Galvin (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, Framingham State University
Communication about Death and Grief to Children and Adults

668 Concourse 10:45-11:30 Board C69
Sarah Morgan
Maggie Campbell Obaid (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, Framingham State University
Psychopath or Media Archetype? An In-depth Analysis of Dexter Morgan

669 Concourse 10:45-11:30 Board C70
Kathleen Grace O'Connor
Maggie Campbell Obaid (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, Framingham State University
Personality and Gender of Presidential Candidates: How They Impact Voters’ Perceptions

670 Concourse 10:45-11:30 Board C71
Tricia Oliveira
Anna S. Flanagan (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, Framingham State University
The Perceived Effects of Biological Sex and Social Media Use on Life-Satisfaction and Loneliness

671 Concourse 10:45-11:30 Board C72
Jillian Cassidy Pellegrini
Deborah McMakin (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, Framingham State University
Cell Phone Use and Its Relationship with Partner Satisfaction

672 Concourse 10:45-11:30 Board C73
Nathalie Santana
Baridgett Galvin (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, Framingham State University
Characteristics and Uses of Helplines

673 Concourse 10:45-11:30 Board C74
Tiffany Santiago
Camilla Campos De Souza
Brigitte K. Manseau
Jasmine Weaver
Anna S. Flanagan (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, Framingham State University
The Perceived Effects of Parents' Sexual Orientation and Sex of Child on Gender

674 Concourse 10:45-11:30 Board C75
Brianna Spagna
Jacqui Wyatt
Anna S. Flanagan (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, Framingham State University
Alcohol Consumption and Its Perceived Effect on Sexual Attitudes

675 Concourse 10:45-11:30 Board C76
Tanya A. Tovar
Phoebe Lin (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Philosophy and Psychology, Framingham State University
The Influence of Allocentrism versus Idiocentrism: Perspectives toward Individuals with a Disability

676 Concourse 10:45-11:30 Board C77
Amari Veale
Dawn Vreven (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, Framingham State University
The Effects of Chewing Gum on Immediate Learning and Recall Tasks

677 Concourse 10:45-11:30 Board C78
Natasha E. Williams
Jalyssa S. Dailey
Jennifer Fong
Maggie Campbell Obaid (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, Framingham State University
The Role Skin Tone and Gender Play on Judgement and Stereotyping

680 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board A20
Brianna LaFlash
Ashley Elizabeth Timons
Jasmine Weaver
Maggie Campbell Obaid (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, Framingham State University
Perceptions of Emotional Abuse Based on Gender and Relationship Type

681 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board A56
Ethan Richard Anderson
Michele Wolfson (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, Cape Cod Community College
Uses of Narrative Psychotherapy in Cases of Adolescent Schizophrenia

682 Concourse 11:45-12:30 Board C57
Leanne Garifales
Jennifer Boulay (Faculty Sponsor)
Academic Affairs, Bristol Community College
Perceptions of Friends-with-Benefits Relationships among Different Age Groups

683 Concourse 11:45-12:30 Board C58
Sabrina Jefferson
Mary A. Zahm (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, Bristol Community College
A Study of Human Sexuality in the BDSM Community

684 Concourse 11:45-12:30 Board C61
Brenda Angel
Jane E. Theriault (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, Salem State University
The Buying Habits of Millennials

685 Concourse 11:45-12:30 Board C62
Zoe Alexis Barbara
Darlene E. Crone-Todd (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, Salem State University
Examining Maslow’s Humanistic Hierarchy of Needs through a Behavioral Lens

686 Concourse 11:45-12:30 Board C63
Adam James Blackwell
Jeanie M. Tietjen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Massachusetts Bay Community College
Church of Scientology

687 Concourse 11:45-12:30 Board C64
Koby Byrne
Michele Wolfson (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, Cape Cod Community College
Toxic Stress and Its Impact on Identity as Represented in Personal Narratives

688 Concourse 11:45-12:30 Board C65
Shauna Jeanne Cascarella
William Frank Berry (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Cape Cod Community College
Happy Facades: The Experience of Lying on Social Media

689 Concourse 11:45-12:30 Board C66
Samantha Mary Chigas
Susan M. Case (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, Salem State University
How Does Patient Illness Affect Young-Adult Family Members?

690 Concourse 11:45-12:30 Board C67
Emma Diane Comp
Michele Wolfson (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, Cape Cod Community College
How Is Attachment Affected between a Mother and Her Child When the Mother Suffers from Postpartum Depression?

691 Concourse 11:45-12:30 Board C68
Shauna Lyndsey Condon
Michele Wolfson (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, Cape Cod Community College
What is the Role of Music in the Self-narration of Alzheimer’s Patients?

692 Concourse 11:45-12:30 Board C69
Bailey J. Eastwood
Chris Schoen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Sport and Movement Science, Salem State University
Biofeedback Training for Student Athletes to Treat Anxiety

693 Concourse 11:45-12:30 Board C70
Michelle Gallego
Jeanie M. Tietjen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Massachusetts Bay Community College
Opening the Conversation

694 Concourse 11:45-12:30 Board C71
Oceanna Golliday
Jane E. Theriault (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, Salem State University
The Effects of Comfort Creatures on Stress Levels

695 Concourse 11:45-12:30 Board C72
Jarrod Joseph Hangley
Michele Wolfson (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, Cape Cod Community College
How was a Western Concept of Depression Narrated into Japanese Culture and Affect the Japanese Concept of Self?

696 Concourse 11:45-12:30 Board C73
Kristin Hark
William Frank Berry (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Cape Cod Community College
What is the Experience of Black Masculinity?

697 Concourse 11:45-12:30 Board C74
Andrea Ker Hutter
Michele Wolfson (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, Cape Cod Community College
Intergenerational Narratives Impact on Adolescent Identity Formation

698 Concourse 11:45-12:30 Board C75
Evan Kaigle
William Frank Berry (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Cape Cod Community College
The Effect of Ritual on Narrative Identity

699 Concourse 11:45-12:30 Board C76
Samantha R. Lamoureux
Ifeoluwa Olumuyiwa Togun (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, Cape Cod Community College
Racial Discrimination within the United States Criminal Justice System

700 Concourse 11:45-12:30 Board C77
Elizabeth Anna Langenfeld
Jeanie M. Tietjen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Massachusetts Bay Community College
The Effects of Bullying on Adolescent Mental Health and Adaptive versus Maladaptive Coping Mechanisms

701 Concourse 11:45-12:30 Board C78
Troy Joseph Lima
Lisa Delano-Botelho (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, Bristol Community College
The Mandela Effect: Explaining False Memories

702 Concourse 11:45-12:30 Board C79
Scott Maciel
Michele Wolfson (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, Cape Cod Community College
A New Paradigm: Technology Shapes Self-Identity

703 Concourse 11:45-12:30 Board C80
Claudia H. Marchionda
Jane E. Theriault (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, Salem State University
Emotions behind Colors

704 Concourse 11:45-12:30 Board C81
James Michael Mase
Michele Wolfson (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, Cape Cod Community College
Reconstructing the Addict's Identity for Sobriety

705 Concourse 11:45-12:30 Board C82
Andrew McNiff
Jane E. Theriault (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, Salem State University
Study of Accepted Beliefs

706 Concourse 11:45-12:30 Board C83
Renee Jeanne Ouellette
Darlene E. Crone-Todd (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, Salem State University
Learn to Meditate: Breathe in Calm, Breathe out Stress

707 Concourse 11:45-12:30 Board C84
Debora Spairani
Jeanie M. Tietjen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Massachusetts Bay Community College
Applied Behavior Analyst: A Model for Working with Children Diagnosed with Autism

708 Concourse 11:45-12:30 Board C85
Samuel James Spillane
William Frank Berry (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Cape Cod Community College
The Purpose of Stereotypes on Television through the View of Narrative Psychology

709 Concourse 11:45-12:30 Board C86
Emily Lynn Starratt
Ashley Woodman (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, UMass Amherst
Early Intervention for High-Risk Families

710 Concourse 11:45-12:30 Board C87
Stephanie Lynne Tobin
Ben Miller (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, Salem State University
Dog and Human Interspecies Communication

713 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board A09
Fernando Andino Valdes
Nelson Oliva
Ester Shapiro (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, UMass Boston
Photovoice as Participatory Action Research: Exploring Experiences of Latino Students with Disabilities

714 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board A10
Catrina Combis
Carolyn Dorr
Gabriella O. Oliveras
Ramzy Rajeh
Kimberly Michelle Schoener
Angela D. Villella
Christina Cipriano (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, UMass Dartmouth
Improving Teacher-Paraeducator Interactions among Educators Serving Students with Special Education Needs at New Bedford High School

715 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board A11
Qingyan Luo
S. Tiffany Donaldson (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, UMass Boston
Intertemporal Choice under Different Time-oriented Acute Stress Conditions

716 Concourse 1:30-2:15 Board C73
Sarah Ahmed
Richard G. Hunter (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, UMass Boston
T-carriers of FK Binding Protein 51 (rs1360780) SNP Associated with Increased Baseline Cortisol Levels when Exposed to Elevated Lifetime Discrimination

717 Concourse 1:30-2:15 Board C74
Evelyn Bonilla
Maria T. Barrow
Jasmany Beato
Norma A. Fuentes
Mark Torres
Ester Shapiro (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, UMass Boston
Exploring Latino Leadership: Twenty-Five Years of the Latino Leadership Opportunity Program at UMASS Boston

718 Concourse 1:30-2:15 Board C75
Danielle Nicole Briggs
Vivian Ciaramitaro (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, UMass Boston
The Benefit of Synchrony on Audiovisual Integration is Moderated by Visual Salience in Accord with the Principle of Inverse Effectiveness

719 Concourse 1:30-2:15 Board C76
Katelyn Marie Capone
Paul Nestor (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, UMass Boston
Experimental Probe of Metacognition as It Relates to Trait Mindfulness

720 Concourse 1:30-2:15 Board C77
Olivia Marie Covino
Juliann Lois Murnane
Christina Cipriano (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, UMass Dartmouth
The Classroom Observation Research Extension: Surveying the Landscape and Psychosocial Well-being of Special Education School Personnel

721 Concourse 1:30-2:15 Board C78
Brandon Michael Craig
Janessa O. Carvalho (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, Bridgewater State University
Prescription Painkiller Use and Self-rated Pain Tolerance

722 Concourse 1:30-2:15 Board C79
Marrissa Danielle Grant
Michael Dubson (Faculty Sponsor)
Honors Program, Bunker Hill Community College
Feminism and the Bitch

723 Concourse 1:30-2:15 Board C80
Laura Marie Keegan
Zsuzsa Kaldy (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, UMass Boston
The Effect of Familiarity on Visual Search Performance of 2-Year-Old Toddlers with and without Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

724 Concourse 1:30-2:15 Board C81
Zara Khan
S. Tiffany Donaldson (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, UMass Boston
Steroid Independent Aggression

725 Concourse 1:30-2:15 Board C82
Diana Lucie Lamothe
Ashley Nina Ferrante
Athena Sasaki
Ester Shapiro (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, UMass Boston
Promoting Educational Success and Wellness of Diverse College Students: Identifying Culturally Meaningful Resources for Resilience

726 Concourse 1:30-2:15 Board C83
William Joseph Lauzon
Janessa O. Carvalho (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, Bridgewater State University
Overcoming Depression through Pain and Life Satisfaction

727 Concourse 1:30-2:15 Board C84
Xenia Leviyah
Vivian Ciaramitaro (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, UMass Boston
Brief Exposure to Emotional Information Alters Measures of Positive and Negative State Affect

728 Concourse 1:30-2:15 Board C85
Dominic C. Locantore
Nesa E. Wasarhaley (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, Bridgewater State University
Mentally Ill, HIV-positive, or Sexual Predator? Determining Myths Perceived as Representative of Transgender People

729 Concourse 1:30-2:15 Board C86
Sally Mansour
Sheree Dukes Conrad (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, UMass Boston
Childhood Emotional Abuse and Subsequent Adult Male Perpetration of Intimate Partner Violence

730 Concourse 1:30-2:15 Board C87
Erinda Morina
Vivian Ciaramitaro (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, UMass Boston
Investigating the Effects of Social Anxiety on the Perception of Negative Emotions in Faces

731 Concourse 1:30-2:15 Board C88
James David Phillion
Janessa O. Carvalho (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, Bridgewater State University
Self-reported Efficacy of Antidepressant Medications in a Community-based Sample

732 Concourse 1:30-2:15 Board C89
Nora Lizbeth Portillo
Vivian Ciaramitaro (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, UMass Boston
How Does Race Bias Our Perception of Emotion? Emotional Judgments of Same-race versus Different-race Faces after Adapting to Happy or Angry Emotions

733 Concourse 1:30-2:15 Board C90
Jacqueline Elizabeth Ruseni
Janessa O. Carvalho (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, Bridgewater State University
Mindfulness and Its Effect on Mental Health

734 Concourse 1:30-2:15 Board C91
Nilam Nitin Thaker
Zsuzsa Kaldy (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, UMass Boston
Do Labels Help? Exploring the Interaction between Visual Working Memory and Verbal Labels in Very Young Infants

735 Concourse 1:30-2:15 Board C92
Selena Lam Tran
Mary N. Duell (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, UMass Lowell
The Western Lowland Gorilla: Behaviors Observed in Captivity

736 Concourse 1:30-2:15 Board C93
Victoria Ann Woytowicz
S. Tiffany Donaldson (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, UMass Boston
The Role of CXCR4 in Adult and Adolescent Amphetamine Addiction

741 Concourse 2:30-3:15 Board C60
Jacqueline Kim Bui
Cheryl Armstrong (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, Fitchburg State University
Differences in Friendship between Children with Autism and Typically Developed Peers

742 Concourse 2:30-3:15 Board C80
Leah C. Berthiaume
Susan McPherson (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Quinsigamond Community College
Evolution of Consciousness

743 Concourse 2:30-3:15 Board C82
Olivia Lee Hamparsoomian
Paige Marie Hermansen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Westfield State University
Performing Arts and Academic Success

744 Concourse 2:30-3:15 Board C84
Danielle Lynn Jacques
Rhiana Wegner (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, Fitchburg State University
How Relationship Assertiveness is Associated with Determining Relationship Status for Men and Women

745 Concourse 2:30-3:15 Board C86
Holly C. Lachapelle
Jessica Thelen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Westfield State University
Happiness

746 Concourse 2:30-3:15 Board C88
Ethan David O'Connell
Eric W. Mania (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, Quinsigamond Community College
Self-regulate to Graduate: Learning Goal Orientation Mediates the Relationship between Mindset and Academic Self-regulation

747 Concourse 2:30-3:15 Board C90
Alondra Pichardo
Susan McPherson (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Quinsigamond Community College
Artificial Intelligence Taking over People's Jobs

753 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board A06
Kate Froburg
Andrea Yejin Kim
Rebecca Chambers Spencer (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, UMass Amherst
REM-dependent Repair of Competitive Memory Suppression in Older Adults

754 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board A07
Melanie Rachel Maimon
Brian Lickel (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, UMass Amherst
Student Attitudes and Behaviors concerning Issues Faced by Transgender and Non-binary Individuals

755 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board A08
Julia Barbara Tager
Erik Cheries (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, UMass Amherst
Is There a Relationship between Toddler Touchscreen Usage and Ability to Sustain Attention during Play?

756 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board A09
Emma Nichole Winslow
Andrew Cohen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, UMass Amherst
"If Only!": The Effect of Missed Opportunities on Gambling

760 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board A37
Kaitlyn Nicole Baron
Harold D. Grotevant (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, UMass Amherst
How Receiving Educational Aid and Having a Connection to an Adult Affect the Outcomes for Youth Who Age Out of Foster Care

761 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board A38
Cara Bosco
Jacob Nadler
Jeffrey Starns (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, UMass Amherst
A Visualization Technique for Bayesian Reasoning

762 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board A39
Emily Rose Breviglia
Ashley Woodman (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, UMass Amherst
The Effect of Music on Exercise Intensity among Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder

763 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board A40
Erica Burke
Rebecca Ready (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, UMass Amherst
Age Group Differences in Attentional Biases and Emotion Outcomes

764 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board A41
Rahul Bussa
Rebecca Chambers Spencer (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, UMass Amherst
Sleep-dependent Consolidation of Novel Word Learning in Native English-speaking Adults

765 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board A42
Meghan Denise Colpas
Jennifer McDermott (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, UMass Amherst
Post-election Violence Exposure on Mental Health of Youth in Kisumu, Kenya

766 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board A43
Audrey Elizabeth Davis
David H. Arnold (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, UMass Amherst
The Relationship between Parent Psychopathology and Parenting Behaviors in a Joint Math Task

767 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board A44
Ashley M. Dion
Lisa Harvey (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, UMass Amherst
A Study of Late Positive Potentials in Preschoolers

768 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board A45
Joseph F.D. Dwyer
Joseph Bergan (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, UMass Amherst
Molecular Profiling of Intact Biological Tissues through Magnetohydrodynamic Accelerated Antibody Staining

769 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board A46
Ally Epstein
Erik Cheries (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, UMass Amherst
Do Infants Use Gender to Predict Social Behavior?

770 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board A47
Mary Feuersanger
Rebecca Chambers Spencer (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, UMass Amherst
Cognition and Sequencing in Older Adults

771 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board A48
Ayla Nicole Gioia
Bonnie Strickland (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, UMass Amherst
The Innate Good within Us

772 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board A49
Maya Hareli
Lisa Harvey (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, UMass Amherst
Emotion Competence as a Predictor of Comorbid Psychopathology in Children with and without ADHD

773 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board A50
Owen Seamus Henry
Rebecca Chambers Spencer (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, UMass Amherst
Sleep-dependent Attention Allocation in Individuals with and without Chronic, Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

774 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board A51
Gongrui Li
Luke Remage-Healey (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, UMass Amherst
Song Preference Inversely Correlates with Response Latency in Female Adult Zebra Finches

775 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board A52
Aimee Keli Lin
Heather Richardson (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, UMass Amherst
In Vivo Microglial Expression of Estrogen Receptor Alpha in Male and Female Rats

776 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board A53
Keianna L. Lopes
Mariana Pereira (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, UMass Amherst
Attenuated Sucrose Preference in the Wistar-Kyoto Rat Model of Postpartum Depression

777 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board A54
Kyle Wesley Lucier
Heather Richardson (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, UMass Amherst
Optimization of CLARITY Brain-clearing Procedure for Use in a Rat Brain

778 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board A55
Heather MacLean
Rebecca Chambers Spencer (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, UMass Amherst
Usability of Mobile Health Devices in Collegiate Athletes

779 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board A56
Ellen Elizabeth Marshall
Erik Cheries (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, UMass Amherst
Infants' Representation of Different Gender Faces

780 Concourse 4:30-5:15 Board C61
Meaghan Elizabeth McCarthy
Youngbin Kwak (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, UMass Amherst
Impulsive Tendencies Modulated by Beta Desynchronization in the Right Inferior Frontal Cortex

781 Concourse 4:30-5:15 Board C62
David J. Nikom
David Moorman (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, UMass Amherst
Effect of Orexin Receptor 1 Antagonism on Cocaine Conditioned Place Preference in the Rat Tenia Tecta

782 Concourse 4:30-5:15 Board C63
Caroline Maire Norton
Rebecca Chambers Spencer (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, UMass Amherst
The Impact of Morning and Afternoon Naps on Declarative Memory Consolidation in 12-Month-Old Infants

783 Concourse 4:30-5:15 Board C64
Helen Kay Root
Rebecca Chambers Spencer (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, UMass Amherst
The Effect of Sleep Extension on Sleep Physiology and Behavior of Typically Developing Children

784 Concourse 4:30-5:15 Board C65
Alexandra Marie Santiago
Rebecca Chambers Spencer (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, UMass Amherst
The Relation between Daytime Naps and Inhibitory Control in Preschool-aged Children

785 Concourse 4:30-5:15 Board C66
Brandi Leah Schoenthaler
Caitlin Faith Cala
Olivia Liana Hanron
Shirley Plucinski
Rebecca Chambers Spencer (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, UMass Amherst
The Effect of Napping on Declarative Memory Consolidation of Preschool-aged Children

786 Concourse 4:30-5:15 Board C67
Shannon M. Slater
Erik Cheries (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, UMass Amherst
The Good, the Bad, and the Baby: Do Infants Represent Others Based on their Socio-moral Behavior?

787 Concourse 4:30-5:15 Board C68
Alexa Augusto Soares
Rebecca Chambers Spencer (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, UMass Amherst
The Effects of Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction on Sleep-dependent Consolidation of Emotional Memories

788 Concourse 4:30-5:15 Board C69
Nicole D. Somes
Joseph Bergan (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, UMass Amherst
Effects on Social Recognition of Activation of Vasopressin Neurons in the Paraventricular Nucleus Using DREADDs

789 Concourse 4:30-5:15 Board C70
Natalie Sorial
Mariana Pereira (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, UMass Amherst
Analysis of Ultrasonic Vocalizations of Mother Rats as a Function of Affect: A Classification of Mother and Pup Social Calls

790 Concourse 4:30-5:15 Board C71
Phung My Vuong
Erik Cheries (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, UMass Amherst
The “Ins” and “Outs” of Infants' Social Judgments

791 Concourse 4:30-5:15 Board C72
Ellen Yang
Maureen Perry-Jenkins (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, UMass Amherst
Links between Pregnancy Intention and Relationship Outcomes among Low Income Women Transitioning to Parenthood

PUBLIC HEALTH

797 Concourse 8:30-9:15 Board C81
Aser Abrha
Alexander Suvorov (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Environmental Health Sciences, UMass Amherst
iCons: Is Adipose Tissue Only a Storage Depot for Brominated Flame Retardants or a Target Tissue as Well?

798 Concourse 8:30-9:15 Board C98
Joseph J. Gomolson
Kelly Richardson (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Communication Disorders, UMass Amherst
Investigating the Effects of Music Group Therapy on Speech Characteristics in Individuals with Parkinson's Disease

814 Concourse 11:45-12:30 Board C88
Nicole M. Florio
Katie Lyn Lefebvre (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, Bristol Community College
The Effects of Acute and Chronic Lyme Disease

819 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board A12
Nicole Erin Corcoran
Emily E. Wiemers (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Economics, UMass Boston
Birth Spacing and Long-term Health Outcomes

820 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board A16
Abigail Merced
Penelope Pekow (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, UMass Amherst
Health Programs to Decrease CVD's due to Social Stressors

821 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board A17
Mikaela Anne Momot
Shannon Elizabeth Theriault
Jennifer Whitehill (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Public Health, UMass Amherst
Evaluating and Addressing Type 2 Diabetes in South Texas

822 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board A18
Meredith Catherine Pennisi
Esther Odame
Jennifer Whitehill (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Public Health, UMass Amherst
Access to Naloxone for Preventing Unintentional Opioid Overdose Deaths in Massachusetts

828 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board A25
Ashlee Scofield
Michele E. Darroch (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Allied Health, Berkshire Community College
Public Education on the Effects of Concussions in Youth and Adolescents in Athletics

829 Concourse 2:30-3:15 Board C92
Samantha Zina
Christine A. Devine (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Nursing, Fitchburg State University
Review of Treatment Options for ADHD

833 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board A10
Dorothy Agoulnik
Stuart R. Chipkin (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Kinesiology, UMass Amherst
Evaluation of Knowledge and Perspectives of Carbohydrate Counting, Fiber, and Artificial Sweeteners in People with Diabetes

834 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board A11
Tatyana Irene Almeida
Michelle D. Kim
Jennifer Whitehill (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Public Health, UMass Amherst
Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Risk Factors and Recommendations for Treatment and Prevention

835 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board A12
Lia Almekies
Christline Williams
Jennifer Whitehill (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Public Health, UMass Amherst
Genetic Links to Multiple Myeloma

836 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board A13
Cody N. Beaudoin
Cara Garufi
Gloria DiFulvio (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Public Health, UMass Amherst
The Impact of Palm Oil on Environmental Health

837 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board A14
Jared Beschi
Penelope Pekow (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, UMass Amherst
Disparities among Childhood Obesity

838 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board A15
Allison Rose Casey
Jeffrey Stephen Rainaud
Jennifer Whitehill (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Public Health, UMass Amherst
Understanding the Impact of Lead Exposure on Youth <6 in Flint, Michigan Water Supply

839 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board A16
Kimberly Chin
Stepan Houtchens
Marissa Levee
Hannah McRoberts
Elizabeth Donohoe Cook (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, UMass Amherst
The Opioid Epidemic in Massachusetts

840 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board A17
Jennifer C. Ciampi-Dugan
Alexander E. Lloyd
Penelope Pekow (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, UMass Amherst
The Problem of Mental Health in Incarcerated Females in the US

841 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board A18
Joseph Conte
Gloria DiFulvio (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Public Health, UMass Amherst
Health Care in the United States with Focus on the Affordable Care Act

842 Concourse 3:30-4:15 Board C57
Sarah Dayton
Joshua Ushkurnis
Jennifer Whitehill (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Public Health, UMass Amherst
Effectiveness of Prescription Opioid Interventions in Young Adults Ages 15-24

843 Concourse 3:30-4:15 Board C58
Elizabeth Anne Edelman
Miho Inashima
Madeline Hazel Monroe
Gloria DiFulvio (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Public Health, UMass Amherst
Food for Thought: Tackling Food Insecurity in Massachusetts

844 Concourse 3:30-4:15 Board C59
Haley Tomiko Eovine
Christina Rose LaFauci
Jennifer Whitehill (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Public Health, UMass Amherst
Understanding and Addressing STI Transmission in the Adolescent Female Population

845 Concourse 3:30-4:15 Board C60
Stephanie Gaglini
Mary V. Andrianopoulos (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Communication Disorders, UMass Amherst
The Effectiveness of a Telehealth Model to Deliver Evidence-based Intervention Services to Children with Autism

855 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board A01
Amrita Sherchan
Kashia Point Du Jour
Jennifer Whitehill (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Public Health, UMass Amherst
Understanding and Reducing the Risk of Post-partum Depression

856 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board A02
Nickolas Edward Spintig
Jennifer Whitehill (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Public Health, UMass Amherst
Understanding and Preventing Lung Cancer among Middle-aged Adults: The Role of Tobacco Smoking

857 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board A03
Junaid Syed
Emma K. Murphy
Ben Sloan
Penelope Pekow (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, UMass Amherst
Suicide among College Students in the US

858 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board A04
Jeremy Tibbetts
Gloria DiFulvio (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Public Health, UMass Amherst
Opioid Epidemic: Affecting Massachusetts

859 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board A05
Nick J. Vogler
Sarah H. Georges
Penelope Pekow (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, UMass Amherst
Addressing Opioid Epidemic in Massachusetts

860 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board A06
Min Lap Wang
Vanessa Ageno
Jennifer Whitehill (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Public Health, UMass Amherst
Addressing Disparities in Maternal Health among African-American Women

861 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board A07
Erik Wills
Allison Marie Lewis
Jennifer Whitehill (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Public Health, UMass Amherst
Potentially Inappropriate Medication (PIM) Use among Elderly Americans

862 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board A08
Michael James Young
Krystal J. Pollitt (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Environmental Health Sciences, UMass Amherst
Comparative Cytotoxicity of Chlorinated and Brominated Halobenzoquinones on Human Colon Epithelial Cells

863 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board A16
Vincent K. Ho
Jackie Yu
Penelope Pekow (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, UMass Amherst
How Health Disparities Contribute to Cervical Cancer and What We Can Do to Lower the Risk

864 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board A17
Robin Virginia Kelly
Shannon Casey Reilly
Jennifer Whitehill (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Public Health, UMass Amherst
Analyzing the Effectiveness of Catheter-associated Urinary Tract Infection Interventions in Older Adults in Medical Settings

865 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board A18
Benjamin Kim
Alexander Suvorov (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Environmental Health Sciences, UMass Amherst
Effects of 2,2',4,4'- Tetrabromodiphenyl Ether on mTOR Signaling and Related Health Effects

866 Concourse 4:30-5:15 Board C57
Anna E. Cronin
Laura MacNeil
Elizabeth Donohoe Cook (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, UMass Amherst
Defunding Planned Parenthood: A Serious Public Health Problem

867 Concourse 4:30-5:15 Board C58
Emma Louise Lutz
Yan Zeng
Jennifer Whitehill (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Public Health, UMass Amherst
Addressing the Prevention of HIV Transmission from Mother-to-Child in Disadvantaged US Communities

868 Concourse 4:30-5:15 Board C59
Rachael M. Lyons
Krystal J. Pollitt (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Environmental Health Sciences, UMass Amherst
Biological Profiling of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Metabolites in Urine

869 Concourse 4:30-5:15 Board C73
Adrianna Beatrice
Wendy Ng
Elizabeth Donohoe Cook (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, UMass Amherst
Implications of Socioeconomic Status on Childhood Obesity in Massachusetts

870 Concourse 4:30-5:15 Board C74
Katrina Ames Borofski
Alicia Timme-Laragy (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Environmental Health Sciences, UMass Amherst
Redox Modulations Alter Development of the Exocrine Pancreas in the Zebrafish Embryo (Danio rerio)

871 Concourse 4:30-5:15 Board C75
Dani M. Callahan
Allison Fleming
Jenny-Flore Jean-Gilles
Kevin Raymond King
Elizabeth Donohoe Cook (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, UMass Amherst
Mental Illness Treatments for Incarcerated Men in Louisiana

872 Concourse 4:30-5:15 Board C76
Allison Michelle Campbell
Andrew Lover (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Public Health, UMass Amherst
Barriers that Inhibit the Elimination of Vaccine-preventable Diseases in the Pacific Northwest

873 Concourse 4:30-5:15 Board C77
Dany Chhan
Krystal J. Pollitt (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Environmental Health Sciences, UMass Amherst
The Method of Measuring BPA and Xenoestrogen Compounds in Biological Samples

874 Concourse 4:30-5:15 Board C78
Christopher George Czepiel
Paula Stamps (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Public Health, UMass Amherst
Interagency Response to a Bioterrorist Attack in Southeastern Massachusetts

875 Concourse 4:30-5:15 Board C79
Kimberly Garabedian
Andrew Lover (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Public Health, UMass Amherst
Assessing Community Interventions for Cholera in Haiti

876 Concourse 4:30-5:15 Board C80
Kiley Marie Glavin
Megan Harvey (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Public Health, UMass Amherst
The Association between the Consumption of Antibiotic-raised Meat and Antibiotic-Resistance in Humans

877 Concourse 4:30-5:15 Board C82
Lauren Mary Hurley
Laura N. Vandenberg (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Environmental Health Sciences, UMass Amherst
Xenoestrogenic Effects of Bisphenol-S on Mice Behavior

878 Concourse 4:30-5:15 Board C83
Devin L. Jones
Andrew Lover (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Public Health, UMass Amherst
Investigating Suicide Prevention in Young Alaskan Men: A Literature Review and Possible Interventions

879 Concourse 4:30-5:15 Board C84
Srinihaari Josyula
Rick Pilsner (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Environmental Health Sciences, UMass Amherst
Sperm Mitochondrial Copy Number and Deletions and Associations with Male Infertility

880 Concourse 4:30-5:15 Board C85
Randa Melissa Kallin
Richard Peltier (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Environmental Health Sciences, UMass Amherst
Characterization of Particulate Matter Exposure in Modern Food Trucks

881 Concourse 4:30-5:15 Board C86
Desiree Yvonne Lincourt
Sophie R. Hyman
Megan Harvey (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Public Health, UMass Amherst
Impacts of Inadequate Access to Reproductive Health Care in Rural Areas

882 Concourse 4:30-5:15 Board C87
Alea Rose Moscone
Elizabeth Donohoe Cook (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, UMass Amherst
Assessment of United States Geriatric Care to Determine Improvements in Employee and Patient Satisfaction

883 Concourse 4:30-5:15 Board C88
Niamh Mulrooney
Dean E. Robinson (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Political Science, UMass Amherst
The Might of the Working Fist: Declining Union Membership and Health Disparities in the United States versus Canada

884 Concourse 4:30-5:15 Board C89
Nini Lai Quach
Megan Harvey (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Public Health, UMass Amherst
Familial Background, Food Security, Physical Activity, and Subsequent Childhood Obesity

885 Concourse 4:30-5:15 Board C90
Allyson Joy Rosati
Rick Pilsner (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Environmental Health Sciences, UMass Amherst
The Effects of Phenols on Oxidative Stress Assessed through Sperm Mitochondrial Biomarkers

886 Concourse 4:30-5:15 Board C91
Julianne Saia
Megan Harvey (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Public Health, UMass Amherst
Increasing HPV Vaccinations through Health Education

887 Concourse 4:30-5:15 Board C92
Sydney Tobin
Megan Harvey (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Public Health, UMass Amherst
Opioid Use: An Epidemic in Massachusetts

888 Concourse 4:30-5:15 Board C93
Kiara Selena Torres
Elizabeth Donohoe Cook (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, UMass Amherst
The Effects of Accessibility and Affordability of Contraceptives on Women in the United States

889 Concourse 4:30-5:15 Board C94
Lekhya M. Vaddepati
Andrew Lover (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Public Health, UMass Amherst
Semi-systematic Review for Targeting Childhood Obesity through Beverage Choice

890 Concourse 4:30-5:15 Board C95
Erin Meghan Walsh
Megan Harvey (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Public Health, UMass Amherst
Effects on Children Born to Opioid Addicted Mothers

891 Concourse 4:30-5:15 Board C96
Joshua M. Weinstein
Kimberley H. Geissler (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Public Health, UMass Amherst
Changes in Medicaid Acceptance by Substance Use Treatment Facilities from 2000 to 2014

RADIO-TELEVISION-FILM

899 Concourse 11:45-12:30 Board C89
Sean Philip Cabot
Jeanie M. Tietjen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Massachusetts Bay Community College
The Unique Narrative Opportunities of Interactive Media

901 Concourse 2:30-3:15 Board C94
Marisol Helena Abreu
David M. Kalivas (Faculty Sponsor)
Honors Program, Middlesex Community College
Star Trek: Boldly Going Where No World Has Gone Before

SOCIAL THOUGHT AND POLITICAL ECONOMY

903 Concourse 11:45-12:30 Board C90
Michaela Forbes
Jeanie M. Tietjen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Massachusetts Bay Community College
The Effects of the Lack of LGBT Curriculum in Education has on the LGBT Community

SOCIAL WORK

905 Concourse 11:45-12:30 Board C91
Jacinta Bridget O'Connell
Jeanie M. Tietjen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Massachusetts Bay Community College
How Can We Help Children with a Parent Who Has Been Incarcerated?

SOCIOLOGY

907 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board A06
Danielle Renee Allain
Erik David Alves
Meghan B. Casey
Jonathan Paul Chapman
Kathryn E. Conway
Ke Li (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Sociology, Framingham State University
What Can Account for Adolescent Mental Health Outcomes?

908 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board A07
Rebecca Lynn Hill
Sydnie M. Donofrio
Ke Li (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Sociology, Framingham State University
Why Adolescents Turn to Drugs: A Study of Substance Abuse among American Youth

909 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board A08
David Paul Prendiville
Eunice A. Owusu
Ke Li (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Sociology, Framingham State University
The Cracks in the Floor: How and Why Students Fail

910 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board A09
Anthony Raymond Smith
Ke Li (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Sociology, Framingham State University
Adolescent Substance Abuse

911 Concourse 10:45-11:30 Board C79
Stephanie B. Brown
Mattea A. Hakala
Tatyana Oneal
Chynere Vaughn Scott-Dottin
Jennifer M. Walker
Vincent Ferraro (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Sociology, Framingham State University
Social Bonding and Substance Use: The Effect of Marriage on Deviant Substances

912 Concourse 10:45-11:30 Board C80
Kathleen Clare
Alison Marie Dee
Hannah Fortin
Manny Powers
Vincent Ferraro (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Sociology, Framingham State University
Job Satisfaction: Does Social Integration Play a Role?

913 Concourse 10:45-11:30 Board C81
Stephanie Di Dio
Rachel Chandler Carlino
Chaleeza Yvette Carter
Kira Leigh Fitton
Xavier L. Guadalupe-Diaz (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Sociology, Framingham State University
The Influence of Environmental Risk Factors on Adolescent Drug Use; Are These Leading Causes to Adulthood Usage?

914 Concourse 10:45-11:30 Board C82
Sasha Espinoza
Najee Alipio Nunnally
Michelle Natividad Sa
Micaiah Slayton
Xavier L. Guadalupe-Diaz (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Sociology, Framingham State University
The Effect of Social Influences on Educational Outcomes

915 Concourse 10:45-11:30 Board C83
Jessica A. Fournier
Natalie Marie Ahern
Emily Allard
Rachael Elizabeth Murphy
Xavier L. Guadalupe-Diaz (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Sociology, Framingham State University
Sex Education and Adolescent Sexual Behavior

916 Concourse 10:45-11:30 Board C84
Andrew Franquiz
Vincent Ferraro (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Sociology, Framingham State University
Burned-out Junkies: Consequences at the Frontline of the War on Drugs

917 Concourse 10:45-11:30 Board C85
Lorenzo I. Giovanella
Matthew Dabenigno
Phillip Khoshabjian
Ben T. King
Cobus R. Saegaert
Vincent Ferraro (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Sociology, Framingham State University
Crime as a Gateway: The Impact of Criminal Involvement on Substance Use

918 Concourse 10:45-11:30 Board C86
Luilly Dejesus Gonzalez
Allison Judith Cerretani
Tasia O. Clemons
Nate Dubuque
Patricia Sanchez-Connally (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Sociology, Framingham State University
#GetInvolved: How the Media Affects Teen Involvement

919 Concourse 10:45-11:30 Board C87
Estefany Lineth Gonzalez
Thaissa A. Campelo
Sarah Eckler
Alyson Jenna Williams
Patricia Sanchez-Connally (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Sociology, Framingham State University
Children of Immigrants: Factors Affecting the Ability to Climb the Social Ladder

920 Concourse 10:45-11:30 Board C88
Megan M. Gosselin
Kassandra L. Costello
Sarah E. Palace
Jenna A. Remmes
Vincent Ferraro (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Sociology, Framingham State University
Technology and Adolescent Health: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

921 Concourse 10:45-11:30 Board C89
Jaeda Mann-Lambert
JaSayah Bell
Benilde Cardoso
Magella Derival
Vincent Ferraro (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Sociology, Framingham State University
Teaching Tolerance? The Effect of Education on Racism

922 Concourse 10:45-11:30 Board C90
Lushane Garth Nembhard
Alvin K. Colbourne
Joleen Stygles
Lance Tyrone Thigpen
Patricia Sanchez-Connally (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Sociology, Framingham State University
Can You Afford Change? Social Class and Its Effect on Race Relations in the United States

923 Concourse 10:45-11:30 Board C91
Neal Pellegrini
Halle Conn
Guychard Samson
Nicholas Stanfield
Patricia Sanchez-Connally (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Sociology, Framingham State University
Hooked on Drugs and Deviance: The Underlying Effects Social and Cultural Capital Have on Adolescents

924 Concourse 10:45-11:30 Board C92
Megan Peterson
Amands Lissner Bergquist
Caitlin Anne Candito
Ines M. Stafford
Jim McQuaid (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Sociology, Framingham State University
Substance Use: A Closer Look at the People Behind the Data and How Socialization, Attachment, and Strain Affect Substance Use

925 Concourse 10:45-11:30 Board C93
Emmett Prescott
Lauren Ann Dasilva
Ashley Corinne Gallinari
Patricia Sanchez-Connally (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Sociology, Framingham State University
Investigating the Influence of Substance Use on Delinquent Behavior and Criminal Activity in Youth

926 Concourse 10:45-11:30 Board C94
Alex M. Sanford
Richard Patrick O'Connor
Xavier L. Guadalupe-Diaz (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Sociology, Framingham State University
Social Disorganization and Routine Activities Theory: Influences of Behavior on Personal and Property Victimization

927 Concourse 10:45-11:30 Board C95
Nickolaus Jacob Scholl
Molly Katherine Hebert
Isael Jose Rodriguez
Sean Patrick Stake
Jim McQuaid (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Sociology, Framingham State University
The War at Home: Effects of Relationship Power, Socialization, and Learned Helplessness on Domestic Violence Victimization

928 Concourse 10:45-11:30 Board C96
Rachel C. Wells
Makenzie R. Reynolds
Kenneth Seitz
Alejandra Consuelo Torres
Mackenzie Williams
Xavier L. Guadalupe-Diaz (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Sociology, Framingham State University
Intimate Partner Violence Victimization and Perpetration in the LGBTQ Community

930 Concourse 11:45-12:30 Board C92
Zachary M. Bannon
Jeanie M. Tietjen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Massachusetts Bay Community College
The Black Panther: African-American Superhero in the Comics

931 Concourse 11:45-12:30 Board C93
Annabel Sophie Dryden
Ginger Hurajt (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Northern Essex Community College
Social Skills and Empathy Loss in the Social Media Generation

932 Concourse 11:45-12:30 Board C94
Ocean Diana Eversley
Ifeoluwa Olumuyiwa Togun (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, Cape Cod Community College
How the Media Perpetuates Negative Stereotypes of African-American Women in Film

933 Concourse 11:45-12:30 Board C95
Lori Christina Flaherty
Jeanie M. Tietjen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Massachusetts Bay Community College
What Came First, the Sexting or the Sex?

934 Concourse 11:45-12:30 Board C96
Caitlin Holt Walsh
Darren K. Stocker (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Criminal Justice, Cape Cod Community College
Socially Acceptable Slavery: The Continued Exploitation of Black Men through Mass Incarceration and Prison Labor

935 Concourse 11:45-12:30 Board C99
Amanda Corea Perry
Ifeoluwa Olumuyiwa Togun (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, Cape Cod Community College
The Horrors of the Eugenics Movement

937 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board A19
Mary Diane Tremblay
Susan McPherson (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Quinsigamond Community College
Mindfulness and Its Cure

SPORT MANAGEMENT

945 Concourse 2:30-3:15 Board C97
Andrew Schatz
Todd Crosset (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Sport Management, UMass Amherst
College Athlete Compensation

SUSTAINABLE FOOD AND FARMING

946 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board A19
Sam Grace Bavelock
John M. Gerber (Faculty Sponsor)
Stockbridge School of Agriculture, UMass Amherst
Massachusetts Hemp Production: History, Legalities and Opportunities

947 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board A20
Alexander M. Bienvenue
Elsa Petit (Faculty Sponsor)
Stockbridge School of Agriculture, UMass Amherst
Vineyard Management Practices on Fruit Quality of Emerging Cold-adapted American Grapes

948 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board A21
Vivian L. Carroll
Sarah Bryn Berquist (Faculty Sponsor)
Stockbridge School of Agriculture, UMass Amherst
Community Leaders in Urban Food Systems

949 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board A22
Madeleine LC Conover
Sarah Bryn Berquist (Faculty Sponsor)
Stockbridge School of Agriculture, UMass Amherst
Making Plant-based Dyes and Paints

950 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board A23
Emily Rose Goonan
Sarah Bryn Berquist (Faculty Sponsor)
Stockbridge School of Agriculture, UMass Amherst
Restaurant Food Waste and Recovery

951 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board A24
Monica Tobin Guzik
John M. Gerber (Faculty Sponsor)
Stockbridge School of Agriculture, UMass Amherst
Seasonal Foraging in the Pioneer Valley

952 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board A25
Ryan Michael Hazel
John M. Gerber (Faculty Sponsor)
Stockbridge School of Agriculture, UMass Amherst
Sustainable Aquaculture: A Response to Global Overfishing

953 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board A26
Nicole Pinard
John M. Gerber (Faculty Sponsor)
Stockbridge School of Agriculture, UMass Amherst
Conservation of Native Plant Species in the Pioneer Valley

954 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board A27
Alexandra H. Roach
Sarah Bryn Berquist (Faculty Sponsor)
Stockbridge School of Agriculture, UMass Amherst
Care-farming and Its Impact on Veteran Health

955 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board A28
Alison M. Ryan
Sarah Bryn Berquist (Faculty Sponsor)
Stockbridge School of Agriculture, UMass Amherst
Biodynamic Farming: Theory and Practice of Planting with the Moon

956 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board A29
Aislynn Sacerdote
John M. Gerber (Faculty Sponsor)
Stockbridge School of Agriculture, UMass Amherst
Can It! Using Home Canning to Reduce Urban Hunger

957 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board A30
Hannah Bailey Smalls
Sarah Bryn Berquist (Faculty Sponsor)
Stockbridge School of Agriculture, UMass Amherst
Changing the Paradigm of Energy and the Environment

958 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board A31
Sarah Frances Visnick
Sarah Bryn Berquist (Faculty Sponsor)
Stockbridge School of Agriculture, UMass Amherst
Teaching Agriculture in Public Schools

959 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board A32
Erik Nils Wilson
John M. Gerber (Faculty Sponsor)
Stockbridge School of Agriculture, UMass Amherst
Invasive Species and Evolving Ecosystems

960 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board A33
Zachary James Zeigler
John M. Gerber (Faculty Sponsor)
Stockbridge School of Agriculture, UMass Amherst
Modified No-Till Agriculture: Enriching Soil Ecology While Increasing Productivity

THEATER

963 Concourse 11:45-12:30 Board C59
Paige Simoan Trottier
Susan McCourt (Faculty Sponsor)
Honors Program, Bristol Community College
Arts in Education: Magic in the Classroom

965 Concourse 2:30-3:15 Board C95
Nathan Daniel Manna
Susan McPherson (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Quinsigamond Community College
The Theatricality of Reality

VETERINARY SCIENCE

968 Concourse 1:30-2:15 Board C97
Kaitlyn McGarvey
Rafael Fissore (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Animal Sciences, UMass Amherst
Characterizing the Role of the TRPM7 Channel in Ca2+ Influx in Mammalian Oocytes and Eggs

969 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board A09
Haeree Park
Cynthia L. Baldwin (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, UMass Amherst
cDNA Evidence of Caprine Workshop Cluster 1 (WC1) Genome Sequencing and Assembly

WOMEN'S STUDIES

970 Concourse 11:45-12:30 Board C97
Julia Barnes-Brown
Jeanie M. Tietjen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Massachusetts Bay Community College
The History of Gender Fluidity in the United States

971 Concourse 11:45-12:30 Board C98
Kathleen Gonczi
Denise DiMarzio (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Bristol Community College
Benefits of Women's Centers

972 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board A13
Grace Furtado
Mirlande Thermidor
Ester Shapiro (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, UMass Boston
Participatory Action Research Exploring Diverse Latina Women’s Experiences of Racialization and Development of Complex Identities and Coalitional Supports

973 Concourse 1:30-2:15 Board C95
Amanda Lynn Hoyle Meehan
Anupama Arora (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Women's, and Gender Studies, UMass Dartmouth
Measuring Reproductive Health Literacy: Re-evaluating Sex Education Programs in the United States