Presenters • Poster Sessions

ACCOUNTING

1 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board 9
Daniel Coelho Martins
Jeanie Tietjen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Massachusetts Bay Community College

Mind Your Health: Addressing the Stigma Surrounding Mental Health and the Economic Burdens Surrounding Personality Disorders



2 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board 37
Danielle Bedard
John F. McArdle (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Management, Salem State University
Are Nonprofit Colleges and Universities in Compliance with Unrelated Business Income Regulations?

3 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board 38
Michele R. Ross
Zaur Rzakhanov (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Accounting and Finance, UMass Boston

Creative Accounting: An Analysis of the SEC Accounting and Auditing Enforcement Releases Involving Individual CPAs



4 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board 39
Nathan Childs
Joan Mahoney (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Business, Worcester State University
Back on the Books

AMERICAN INDIAN STUDIES

8 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board 10
Catherine Emma Constable
Jeanie Tietjen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Massachusetts Bay Community College
Resistance to the Puritan Devil: Tituba's Impact during the Salem Witch Trials


ANIMAL SCIENCES

9 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board 10
Madeleine Mae Sookdeo
Ana Maria Salicioni (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, UMass Amherst

Role of Calmodulin-Dependent Kinase (CaMK) II and IV in Inducing Sperm Motility: Evidence for the Requirement of Ca2+ and Calmodulin in Motility Pathway



10 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board 37
Erik Michael Rizzo
Evan Chakrin
Zan Ahmad Chaudry
Valerie Meskie
Morgan Percy
Colin J. Radon
Emily C. Reardon
Nalyn Yim
Elsa Petit (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Stockbridge School of Agriculture, UMass Amherst

The Role of Tannic Compounds in Reducing Methane Emissions by Cattle



11 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board 10
Andrew David Keezer
Rachel Marie D'Andrea
Mohamed Halabi
Thomas J. Kania
Kathleen Arcaro (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Animal Sciences, UMass Amherst
iCons: Site-Specific DNA Methylation in White Blood Cells—Biomarkers of Breast
Cancer Risk


12 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board 8
Christina L. Parrella
Rafael Fissore (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Animal Sciences, UMass Amherst

Generation and Evaluation of How a Double Knockout Mouse Line Lacking TRPV3 and T-Type (CaV3.2) Channels Affects Calcium Homeostasis



13 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board 9
Julia Marie Anderson
Susan Leschine (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, UMass Amherst
Piggery Systems: Conventional Concrete Slab Floors versus Deep Litter Systems



14 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board 11
Clio W. Ruiz
Jeanie Tietjen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Massachusetts Bay Community College
Pit Bulls Unleashed: A Further Investigation into the Cultural Representation of Pit Bulls


ANTHROPOLOGY

17 Concourse 8:30-9:15 Board 66
Emma Caroline Berthiaume
Brigitte Holt (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Anthropology, UMass Amherst

A Comparative Study of Medieval Population Mortality Profiles as an Indicator of Life History for Rural and Urban Lifeways



18 Concourse 8:30-9:15 Board 67
Skyler Jay Keiter
Stacey Matarazzo-Rine (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Anthropology, UMass Amherst
Neurological Deficiencies Due to Antemortem Cranial Trauma in the Chanka Polity of Andean Peru (1000-1400 CE)

31 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board 45
Benji Z. Bonnet
Sonya Atalay (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Anthropology, UMass Amherst
Collage: A Making and Unmaking of World Systems and Visions

ARCHITECTURE

33 Concourse 8:30-9:15 Board 68
Michael Niklas Caine
Erika Zekos (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Architecture, UMass Amherst
Resonance: Using Parametric Design and Digital Fabrication to Generate Space

ART

39 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board 41
Leah Morgan Calabro
Thomas Lawrence Vacanti (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Dance, UMass Amherst
Moving for Change: How Dance Can Shape Society

40 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board 42
Nicole Therese Nelson
Thomas Lawrence Vacanti (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Dance, UMass Amherst
A Choreographic Study of Bodies in Motion

41 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board 43
Rhianna Marie DePriest
Stacey Parker (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Visual and Performing Arts, Worcester State University
Order and Repetition

42 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board 44
Rebecca Tenen
Stacey Parker (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Visual and Performing Arts, Worcester State University
Using Art to Bridge Gaps between Cultures

44 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board 38
Daniel Joseph Acuña
Catherine Wilcox-Titus (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Visual and Performing Arts, Worcester State University
The OranguTrump

45 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board 39
Veda Marie Bleau
Catherine Wilcox-Titus (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Visual and Performing Arts, Worcester State University
Equipoise

46 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board 40
Jeffrey Ellis
Catherine Wilcox-Titus (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Visual and Performing Arts, Worcester State University
See/Say

47 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board 41
Emily Anne Graves
Catherine Wilcox-Titus (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Visual and Performing Arts, Worcester State University
Little Rosie’s Wish: A Children’s Book about a Little Fairy’s Big Dream

48 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board 42
Jennifer Lynne Potvin
Catherine Wilcox-Titus (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Visual and Performing Arts, Worcester State University
Mystery and Surprise in Two Ceramic Firing Processes

49 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board 43
Dakota Moon Smith-Porter
Catherine Wilcox-Titus (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Visual and Performing Arts, Worcester State University
Beauty Is in the Eye of the Beholder

ASTRONOMY

54 Concourse 8:30-9:15 Board 69
Tara Sue Dowd
Anne Jaskot (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Astronomy, UMass Amherst

The Origin of Lyman Alpha Emission in Green Peas



55 Concourse 8:30-9:15 Board 70
Amy Ralston
Min S. Yun (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Astronomy, UMass Amherst
Simulated Induced Star Formation in the Early Universe

BIOCHEMISTRY

56 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board 12
Kaeden Luc McClintock
Alfred J. Crosby (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, UMass Amherst

Biocompatible Polymer Scaffolds for Mammalian Cell Adhesion and Growth



57 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board 13
Priyank D. Patel
Scott C. Garman (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UMass Amherst

Predictive Algorithm for Response of Fabry Disease Mutants to 1-Deoxygalactonojirimycin



58 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board 14
Natalie McArthur
Lila Gierasch (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biochemistry, UMass Amherst

Allosteric Relationships between Human Hsp70 and Its Mutants



59 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board 15
Chloe Okleschen McCollum
Lila Gierasch (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biochemistry, UMass Amherst
Probing the Aggregation Propensities of ALS-Linked Proteins in the Presence of Molecular Chaperones

60 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board 16
Tetsu Zhao
Michele Markstein (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, UMass Amherst
Investigating RAFgof Tumor Suppression by Upstream EGFR Inhibition



61 Concourse 11:45-12:30 Board 71
Ezequiel De Leon
Steven Cok (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemistry and Food Science, Framingham State University

The Effects of Palm Fruit Extract on the Expression of SREBP-1c as It Relates 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



62 Concourse 11:45-12:30 Board 72
Rachael Marie Duffy
Steven Cok (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemistry and Food Science, Framingham State University

Quantifying the Effect of Phytochemicals on Sirtuin-1 Gene Expression in C. elegans Using a Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP) Reporter Gene



63 Concourse 11:45-12:30 Board 73
Giuseppe Salvatore Zarro
Kristin Pangallo (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemistry and Physics, Salem State University
Using Urinary Myoglobin as a Biomarker for Muscle Damage in College Athletes

64 Concourse 11:45-12:30 Board 74
Amanda LaFlamme
William G. Hagar (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, UMass Boston
Characterization of Polyphenol Oxidase Isoenzymes in Hordeum vulgare


65 Concourse 11:45-12:30 Board 75
Samuel Richard Winkley
Carolyn Dehner (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
Quantification of Cyclic di-GMP from E. coli

69 Concourse 1:30-2:15 Board 59
Cole Burgess
Sergey N. Savinov (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UMass Amherst
Elicitation Derived Antimicrobial Compounds

70 Concourse 1:30-2:15 Board 60
Andrew Shpyrko
Sergey N. Savinov (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UMass Amherst
Synergy-Directed Deconvolution of Mulberry Plant Antimicrobials

71 Concourse 1:30-2:15 Board 61
Emily Agnello
Margaret Stratton (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UMass Amherst
Characterizing Substrate Interactions with the Ca2+/Calmodulin-Dependent Protein Kinase II Kinase Domain

72 Concourse 1:30-2:15 Board 62
Corey J. Isgur
Elizabeth Vierling (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UMass Amherst
Thioredoxin H4 Function in Arabidopsis

73 Concourse 2:30-3:15 Board 51
Seleem Elkadi
Daniel N. Hebert (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UMass Amherst
The Role of UDP-Glucose: Glycoprotein Glucosyltransferase 1 in the Folding of the Multidomain Protein, Prosaposin

74 Concourse 2:30-3:15 Board 52
Michela E. Oster
Daniel N. Hebert (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UMass Amherst
Examining the Oxidation Requirement Involved in the Protein-Binding Properties of ER-Degradation Enhancing Mannosidase-Like 1 Protein (EDEM1)

75 Concourse 2:30-3:15 Board 53
Thomas Riley Potter
Mariana Pereira (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, UMass Amherst
Monoamines, Microdialysis, and Maternal Behavior

76 Concourse 2:30-3:15 Board 54
Stephen K. Morreale
Lauren Woodruff (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemical Engineering, UMass Amherst
Signal Transduction through Repression Cascade Genetic Circuits

BIOLOGY

81 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board 12
Andre Lucas Reis
Jeanie Tietjen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Massachusetts Bay Community College
Tiny Humans: Understanding of Adversity and Resilience of Pediatric Illness

82 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board 37
Daniel Denisenko
Carolyn Wetzel (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, Holyoke Community College
The Isolation of Antibiotic-Producing Soil Bacteria

83 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board 38
Haley Jean Woods
Carolyn Wetzel (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, Holyoke Community College
Isolation of Soil Microbes That Produce Antibiotics

87 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board 12
Emanuel Chaveco
Diane Rose Migneault
Jason Brown (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, Salem State University
Understanding the Mechanisms of Ciliary Regeneration in Chlamydomonas

88 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board 13
Shanna Marie Morin
Ellen Acheampong
Amanda Ida Munafo
Jason Brown (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, Salem State University
Identification of Genes Required for Cilia Assembly in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii

89 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board 49
Megan Rose Praznovsky
Peter William Houlihan (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, UMass Amherst
Use of Chek Calls in Wood-Warbler (Parulidae) Species

90 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board 50
Grace Stroman
Samuel Hazen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, UMass Amherst
The Characterization of WALL REGULATOR INTERACTING bHLH to Determine Its Role in Grass Secondary Cell Wall Development

91 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board 8
Elton Alexander Kane
Andre Alexis Robinson (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Honors Program, Bunker Hill Community College
Utilizing Permaculture as an Insight into Local Ecology

92 Concourse 11:45-12:30 Board 82
Josh West
Thilina Dilan Surasinghe (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, Bridgewater State University
Importance of Amphibians: A Synthesis of Their Environmental Functions, Benefits to Humans, and Need for Conservation

93 Concourse 11:45-12:30 Board 83
Julia M. Barrone
Richard Beckwitt (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, Framingham State University

The Effects of Feeding Enrichment, Temperature, and Lunar Phase on a Captive Red Fox’s Nocturnal Activity



94 Concourse 11:45-12:30 Board 84
Samael Emir O'Brien
Richard Beckwitt (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, Framingham State University
Mitochondrial DNA Variation of White-Tailed Deer in the Eastern United States

95 Concourse 11:45-12:30 Board 85
Shanzah Chaudhry
Amanda Simons (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, Framingham State University

Canine Pyoderma: A Review of Preventative Measures via Vaccinations and Understanding the Immune Response to Pyoderma Infection



96 Concourse 11:45-12:30 Board 86
Christie E. Santoro
Amanda Simons (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, Framingham State University

The Effects of Long-Term, Low-Dose Resveratrol on Activation of the AMP Kinase in K562 Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Cells



97 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board 9
Diana Lau
Maria P. Herrera
Monica Roberson
Carlos Enrique Valencia
Sarah Olken (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, Bunker Hill Community College
The Isolation and Characterization of Tetracycline-Resistant Bacteria in Soil from Urban Communities

98 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board 2
Jonathan Eckerson
Mary Rapien (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, Bristol Community College
A Survey of Plankton in the Bristol Community College Pond, Fall River, Massachusetts

99 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board 3
Shannen Alexandra Thomas
Katie L. Ruggieri (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, Bristol Community College
HNPP: An Overview of Current Testing Methodologies Focusing on Using PMP22 as an Identifier


100 Concourse 1:30-2:15 Board 71
Brian Hall
Mohamed Anwar
Yang Cheng
James D. Hoang
Kenneth L. Campbell (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, UMass Boston
Growing Evidence of Protein Hormone Translation Products as Nested Information Systems

101 Concourse 1:30-2:15 Board 72
Jennifer J. Pak
Kenneth L. Campbell (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, UMass Boston
Quantitative Recovery of IgG2 from Samples Dried on Paper

102 Concourse 1:30-2:15 Board 73
Lucy Spencer Pullan
Kenneth L. Campbell (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, UMass Boston
Non-invasive Procedures to Measure Male Fertility in Male Cancer Patients



103 Concourse 1:30-2:15 Board 74
Kathleen Margaret Conroy
Doug Woodhams (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, UMass Boston

Probiotic Therapy of Eastern Newts at Risk of Chytridiomycosis Outbreaks



104 Concourse 1:30-2:15 Board 75
Reza Abdavies
Aleel K. Grennan (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, Worcester State University
Impacts of Elevated COon Cassava Leaf Anatomy

105 Concourse 1:30-2:15 Board 76
Hoang Duc Vo
Aleel K. Grennan (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, Worcester State University

The Influences of Chloroplast Sizes on Plant Growth and Development



107 Concourse 2:30-3:15 Board 58
Shelby Mitchell
Rolf Karlstrom (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, UMass Amherst
Building a New Resource for Understanding the Molecular and Cellular Changes in the Aging Vertebrate Brain

109 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board 19
Anwesha Gangopadhyay
Craig Albertson (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, UMass Amherst
Understanding the Molecular Basis of a Sexually-Selected Trait in Sunfish

110 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board 20
Laura Suttenfield
Craig Albertson (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, UMass Amherst
Characterizing the Function of the Ciliary Rootlet in Zebrafish in Development and Homeostasis

111 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board 21
Nathan Kristofer Olearczyk
Craig Albertson (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, UMass Amherst
iCons: Larval Zebrafish Skeletogenesis in Heatshock Responsive Hedgehog Mutants

112 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board 22
Christina Allison Seymour
Paige Warren (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Environmental Conservation, UMass Amherst
iCons: Parasites and Plastic Waste: The Effects of Anthropogenic Nesting Materials and Ectoparasite Loads on House Wren (Troglodytes aedon) Nestlings


113 Concourse 3:30-4:15 Board 59
Justin Buresh
Kristen Porter (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, Westfield State University

Characterization of Macrophage Growth, Maturation, and Polarization: Best Practices for the THP-1 Cell Line



114 Concourse 3:30-4:15 Board 60
Genieva Catherine Antis-Aboltin
Colleen Amelia King
Emily Lynne Loughman
Aya Maytham
Kimberly Pouliot (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, Westfield State University
Effect of Homeopathic Remedies in Comparison to Antibiotic Treatments

115 Concourse 3:30-4:15 Board 61
Faiqa Ashraf
Emily D. Cappucci
Allison DeVivo
Elizabeth Marie Hoeg
Kimberly Pouliot (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, Westfield State University
Antibiotic Sensitivity of Microbes following Quercetin Exposure

116 Concourse 3:30-4:15 Board 62
Shalyn Rene Cleaves
Kiley Dulce Baltazar
Kailyn Arnette Laven
Kimberly Pouliot (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, Westfield State University

Effect of Hyperglycemia on Bacterial Uptake into CaCo-2 Cells



117 Concourse 3:30-4:15 Board 63
Allyson Lee Kress
Courtney May Fisher
Kimberly Pouliot (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, Westfield State University

The Effect of Vitamin C on TNF Release and Cell Viability in THP-1 Differentiated Macrophages



118 Concourse 3:30-4:15 Board 64
Vivian Pao
Kimberly Pouliot (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, Westfield State University

The Effects of Zinc on Cell Viability and Cytokine Release of Astrocytes



119 Concourse 3:30-4:15 Board 65
Melanie Rose Russo
Susan Al Mahrwuth
Alexander Braden Miner
Kimberly Pouliot (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, Westfield State University

The Effect of Antibiotic Exposure on Streptococcus pyogenes and Surrounding Microbiota over Time



120 Concourse 3:30-4:15 Board 76
Toby Jacob Shaya
Lynn S. Adler (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, UMass Amherst
Effects of Treatment Administration Relative to Time of Infection in the Common Eastern Bumblebee

121 Concourse 3:30-4:15 Board 77
Lauren Healey
Peter Alpert (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, UMass Amherst
Effects of Nutrient Addition on Plant Performance on a Green Roof in New England

122 Concourse 3:30-4:15 Board 78
Jessica Marie Panton
Andy Danylchuk (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Environmental Conservation, UMass Amherst

Evaluating the Activity Rates of Loggerhead Sea Turtles (Caretta caretta) when Encountering Turtle Exclusion Devices in Trawl Nets



123 Concourse 3:30-4:15 Board 79
Hailee Galandak-Cochran
John Michael Dickens
Liza Harrington (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Library, Greenfield Community College
Eastern Red-Backed Salamander Research

124 Concourse 3:30-4:15 Board 80
Justin C. Roch
Amanda Leigh Murray Hyde (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, Greenfield Community College
Preliminary Taxonomic Survey of a Western Massachusetts Wetland

128 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board 30
Julia Mae Lahaie
Westin George Cohen
Kelly Anne McKeown (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, Westfield State University
The Role of Specific GABA Receptor Subunits during the Development of Locomotion Using CRISPR/CAS9 Techniques

129 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board 31
Matthew Loring
Rolf Karlstrom (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, UMass Amherst
Sonic Hedgehog Regulates Neural Stem Cells in the Vertebrate Hypothalamus

130 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board 32
Solomon Joseph Maerowitz-McMahan
Geunhwa Jung (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Stockbridge School of Agriculture, UMass Amherst

Investigation of Substrate Specificity of Cytochrome P450 Monooxygenases from the Plant Pathogenic Fungus Sclerotinia homoeocarpa on Phenolic Compounds



131 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board 33
George Duggan Meltzer
Jennifer Ross (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Physics, UMass Amherst

Kinesin-1 Motility is Unaffected by Crowding Agents



132 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board 34
Victoria Wang
Kiah Byrd
Lena M. Lu
Raquel Alexis Perry
Peg Riley (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, UMass Amherst
Bacteriocins as Potential Alternative Antitubercular Therapeutics

133 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board 35
Jacqueline Taylor Ferri
Laura Reed (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Political Science, UMass Amherst

2017-2018 Influenza Outbreak Shows a Need for Better Public Health Education



134 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board 36
Atreyi Mukherji
Duncan James Irschick (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, UMass Amherst
Creating Website for 3-D Digitized Biological Data

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

135 Concourse 8:30-9:15 Board 71
Aiste Balciunaite
Maria M. Santore (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, UMass Amherst
The Influence of Particle Shape on Adhesion in Flow: Rods versus Spheres

136 Concourse 8:30-9:15 Board 72
David Podorefsky
Shelly Peyton (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemical Engineering, UMass Amherst

Force Microscopy of Human Mesenchymal Stem Cell Response to Variations within Extracellular Matrix Environment in Poly(ethylene) Glycol Hydrogels



137 Concourse 8:30-9:15 Board 73
Adam Edward Selsman
Shelly Peyton (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemical Engineering, UMass Amherst
Second Line Therapy for Ovarian Cancer

138 Concourse 8:30-9:15 Board 74
Phoebe Bisnoff
Alejandro Briseno (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemistry, UMass Amherst
Novel Keratoconus Treatment, Chemical Mechanism of Corneal Collagen Crosslinking

139 Concourse 10:45-11:30 Board 87
Griffin Patrick Hurley
Jessica D. Schiffman (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemical Engineering, UMass Amherst
Electrospinning Nanofibers from Coacervates Containing Chitosan

140 Concourse 10:45-11:30 Board 88
Christopher Andrew Kuo-LeBlanc
Jessica D. Schiffman (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemical Engineering, UMass Amherst
Randomly Aligned, Mechanically Robust Nanofiber Mats Increase the Flux of Ultrafiltration Membranes


141 Concourse 10:45-11:30 Board 89
Robin Mallory Levinson
Jessica D. Schiffman (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemical Engineering, UMass Amherst
Characterization of Anti-fouling Ultra-thin Polydopamine-Based Coatings Using Atomic Force Microscopy


142 Concourse 10:45-11:30 Board 90
Jacob M. Schladenhauffen
Jessica D. Schiffman (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemical Engineering, UMass Amherst

Green Electrospinning of Aqueous Coacervates Comprised of Short-Chain Polyelectrolytes



143 Concourse 10:45-11:30 Board 91
Lina Wu
Jessica D. Schiffman (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemical Engineering, UMass Amherst
Bacterial Pickup with Polymer-Stabilized Emulsions

147 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board 23
Anwesh Yerneni
Tom Maresca (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, UMass Amherst
iCons: Investigating the Deletion of TCB1/2∆ in Num1 Localization in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

148 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board 35
Jessica Ann Belliveau
Shelly Peyton (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemical Engineering, UMass Amherst
iCons: Quantifying Endothelial Cell Adhesion for Use in a 3-D Tunable Poly-ethylene Glycol Hydrogel System

149 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board 36
Annali Min Yurkevicz
Shelly Peyton (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemical Engineering, UMass Amherst
Scale Up Methods for Creating PEG-PC Hydrogels

150 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board 38
Bryan Minghan Chua
Rachel Walker (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Nursing, UMass Amherst
A Portable, Low-Cost Method of Producing Medical-Grade Water for Intravenous Solutions

151 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board 39
Justinne Renee Guarin
Jungwoo Lee (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemical Engineering, UMass Amherst
Microfluidic Model of a Dynamic Mucous Layer In Situ

152 Concourse 3:30-4:15 Board 81
John George Petrovick
Christos Dimitrakopoulos (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemical Engineering, UMass Amherst
Novel SAM Surface Modification as a Route to Higher Quality, Higher Performance Methylammonium Lead Iodide Thin Film Transistors

153 Concourse 3:30-4:15 Board 82
Jennifer Eleanor Slade
Jungwoo Lee (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemical Engineering, UMass Amherst
Analysis of Thin Film Formation Utilizing a Novel Rotational Rheometer Attachment

154 Concourse 3:30-4:15 Board 83
Kush Basu
Sarah L. Perry (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemical Engineering, UMass Amherst
The Characterization of Off-Stoichiometric Polyelectrolyte Complexes for Use in Energy Applications

155 Concourse 3:30-4:15 Board 84
Tyler James Carpenter
Sarah L. Perry (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemical Engineering, UMass Amherst
Gas Permeability of Zeolite-Loaded Polyelectrolyte Complex Membranes


156 Concourse 3:30-4:15 Board 85
Andrew Sheu
Yubing Sun (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Mechanical Engineering, UMass Amherst
Study of Planar Cell Polarity Signaling in an In Vitro System

CHEMISTRY

158 Concourse 8:30-9:15 Board 75
Thomas Drews
Richard Vachet (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemistry, UMass Amherst
Influences of Polyphenol (-)-Epigallocatechine Gallate on Beta-2-Microglobulin Amyloidosis


159 Concourse 8:30-9:15 Board 76
Jennie J. Paik
Richard Vachet (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemistry, UMass Amherst

The Effects of Shear Stress on Aβ1-40 Aggregation Using a Simple Flow Injection System



160 Concourse 10:45-11:30 Board 76
Joseph Bawab
Dwayne Alexander Bell (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemistry and Food Science, Framingham State University
Manganese Catalyzed Oxidation of Lignin in Wood



161 Concourse 10:45-11:30 Board 77
Lauren Julia Butterworth
Sarah J. Pilkenton (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemistry and Food Science, Framingham State University

Evaluating the Phenolic Content, Profile, and Alpha-glucosidase Inhibitory Activity of Black Tea and Its Waste Byproducts



162 Concourse 10:45-11:30 Board 78
Alexander Sonny Hiller
Jesse C. Marcum (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemistry and Food Science, Framingham State University

Photodecomposition of Tetrachloroaurate in the Presence of Varied Cosolvents



163 Concourse 10:45-11:30 Board 79
Patrick O'Connor
Shelli Waetzig (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemistry and Food Science, Framingham State University

Reaction Development of Palladium Catalyzed N-alkylation of Aromatic Imidates from Allylic Carbonates



164 Concourse 10:45-11:30 Board 80
Lucas John Turchi
Jesse C. Marcum (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemistry and Food Science, Framingham State University
Adapting an Experiment on Heterogeneous Equilibrium for the Physical Chemistry Course at Framingham State University

165 Concourse 10:45-11:30 Board 81
Dora Kadish
Bela Torok (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemistry, UMass Boston
Rapid Functionalization of Azetidines

166 Concourse 10:45-11:30 Board 82
Tong Shen
Wei Zhang (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemistry, UMass Boston

Pot-Economic and Diastereoselective Synthesis of Spirooxindoles via C-H Functionalization of Cyclic Amines



168 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board 14
Ryan James Bartlett
Christine MacTaylor (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemistry, Salem State University
Endophytic Metabolites of Viburnum opulus and Their Potential Medicinal Uses



169 Concourse 1:30-2:15 Board 100
Dominique Kiki Carey
Lynmarie Thompson (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemistry, UMass Amherst

Using DNA Origami for Controlled Assembly of Functional Aspartate Receptor Complexes



170 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board 46
Shiv Kumar Thakur
Zachary Wolfson (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Science and Engineering, Bristol Community College
Anodic Dissolution and Passivation of Brass

171 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board 47
Weiqi Qiu
Wei Zhang (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemistry, UMass Boston
Redox-Neutral C–H Functionalization of Cyclic Amines

172 Concourse 1:30-2:15 Board 94
Anna Haynes
Kathleen Christine Murphy (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemistry, Worcester State University
Analysis of Chloride, Nitrate, and Heavy Metals in Surface Water and Soil

173 Concourse 1:30-2:15 Board 95
Justin Curtis Levitre
Meghna Dilip (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemistry, Worcester State University
Greener Removal of Hexavelent Chromium Using Cellulose Films

174 Concourse 1:30-2:15 Board 96
Alexis Natalie Melton
Erin R. Doherty
Kaitlin E. Young
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 Tetraplex


175 Concourse 1:30-2:15 Board 97
Katelyn Lee Rioux
Kathleen Christine Murphy (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemistry, Worcester State University
Quantification of Pharmaceuticals in Surface Water for the Classroom Laboratory

176 Concourse 1:30-2:15 Board 98
Dadrian Bernard
Trisha M. Basford (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemistry, Greenfield Community College
Will Exposure to Biodiesel and Regular Diesel Increase Anthocyanin Production in Plants Due to Oxidative Stress?


177 Concourse 1:30-2:15 Board 99
Tala Jean Chunga
Trisha M. Basford (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemistry, Greenfield Community College
Analysis of Copper Complexation with Tannic Acid

178 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board 24
Ian James Carrick
Igor Kaltashov (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemistry, UMass Amherst
iCons: On-Column Chemical Reactions in Protein Characterization by Liquid Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry

179 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board 25
Julia Lenef
Dhandapani Venkataraman (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemistry, UMass Amherst
iCons: Integrated Methods to Probe Charge-Transport in Semiconducting Polymers

180 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board 26
Matthew Donald Rollings
Dhandapani Venkataraman (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemistry, UMass Amherst
iCons: Tunability in Organic Electronics - Surfactant Role in Directed Self-Assembly

181 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board 27
Nicholas Russo
Kevin R. Kittilstved (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemistry, UMass Amherst
iCons: Growth and Synthesis of Magic-Size Quantum Dots


182 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board 40
Jem Sibbick
Patrick Moquin
Katrina Nguyen
Julian Tyson (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemistry, UMass Amherst
Determination of Arsenic Compounds in Rice: Factors Affecting Accuracy and Precision

183 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board 46
Nicholas Ronald Fragola
Bolat Alex White
Yuying Zhang
Julian Tyson (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemistry, UMass Amherst
Determination of Arsenic Compounds in Rice with a Field Test Kit Procedure

184 Concourse 4:30-5:15 Board 59
Jessica Furtado
Michelle E. Farkas (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemistry, UMass Amherst
Tracking Circadian Rhythms in Breast Cancer

185 Concourse 4:30-5:15 Board 60
Kyle Nathan Koczera
Craig T. Martin (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemistry, UMass Amherst
Collection of Target RNA Transcript with Magnetic Streptavidin Beads

186 Concourse 4:30-5:15 Board 61
Katrina Nguyen
Jianhan Chen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemistry, UMass Amherst

A Computational Analysis of the Phosphorylation of p53 and Cancer-Associated Mutations



187 Concourse 4:30-5:15 Board 62
Nayana R. Thimmiah
Mike Knapp (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemistry, UMass Amherst

Determining the Tolerance in Substrate Specificity of Factor Inhibiting Hypoxia Inducible Factor-1α (FIH)



CIVIL ENGINEERING

188 Concourse 8:30-9:15 Board 100
Joshua J. Soper
Casey Brown (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Civil Engineering, UMass Amherst

Network Analysis of Mexico City's Potable Water Distribution System: Relating Connectivity-Based Metrics to Resilience



189 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board 35
Adrianna Early
Kara Peterman (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Civil Engineering, UMass Amherst
Behavior of Cold-Formed Steel Structures under Hurricane Loading Conditions

190 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board 36
Annabel Li
Eric J. Gonzales (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Civil Engineering, UMass Amherst
Impact of Uber on Yellow and Green Taxis in New York City

191 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board 37
Hannah Wharton
Krystal Pollitt (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Environmental Health Sciences, UMass Amherst
Using Oxidative Burden to Assess Residential Indoor Air Quality

COMMUNICATION

194 Concourse 8:30-9:15 Board 77
Emily Adelsberger
Kimberlee Perez (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Communication, UMass Amherst
Belonging within Language: A Comparison between Haitian Creole and Parisian French

195 Concourse 8:30-9:15 Board 78
Maura Elizabeth Benson
Jarice Hanson (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Communication, UMass Amherst
Can Social Media Help or Hurt Those Dealing with Eating Disorders?

203 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board 19
James Michael Casey Jr.
Jeanie Tietjen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Massachusetts Bay Community College
Fandom and Obsession: Understanding Sports Fans and Their Impact on Our Society

204 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board 20
Bryn Rhian Gregory
Jeanie Tietjen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Massachusetts Bay Community College
Why We Can't Trust the Government Anymore: How the Vietnam War Stimulated Political Distrust in America

205 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board 21
Cameron William McCulloch
Jessica Thelen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Westfield State University
Closing the Gap

214 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board 36
Paul Raymond Vermette II
Colleen Avedikian (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Sociology, Bristol Community College
Improving Dropout Rates in Cities with High Crime and Poverty


215 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board 40
Shannon M. McInerny
Robert I. Carr (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Communication, Fitchburg State University
Erasure of LGBTQ+ Representation in Superhero Media

216 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board 8
Doribel Nova
Jessie M. Quintero Johnson (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Communication, UMass Boston
Effects of Social Media Use on Romantic Relationships

218 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board 10
Emma Catherine Quinn
Sarah Cole (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Communication, Framingham State University

Public Visual Art in New York City: Maintaining Artistic, Societal, Economic, and Environmental Value in the Midst of Gentrification and the Rising Hipster Subculture



219 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board 11
Duvessa McLean Scott
Niall P. Stephens (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Communication, Framingham State University
Comparisons and Contrasts between Children Commercials and Adult Commercials

220 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board 12
Siobhan Katherine Senier
Niall P. Stephens (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Communication, Framingham State University
Negative Portrayal of Elderly in Advertising - It's Getting Old!

221 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board 13
Evangeline Rainne Moore
Jennifer Dowling (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Arts and Communication, Framingham State University
Talk to You Later: Our (Anti)Social Generation

222 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board 7
Sarah Megan Gardner
Katherine Jewell (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of History, Fitchburg State University
Fairness Doctrine and the Liberal Repeal

223 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board 8
Sean Patrick Gibbons
Robert I. Carr (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Communication, Fitchburg State University
RIP Vine: The Life Cycle of Social Media

224 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board 9
Matthew Joseph Parece
Robert I. Carr (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Communication, Fitchburg State University
Analog Resilience

COMMUNITY/PUBLIC SERVICE

234 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board 28
Caroline Hope Bider Gendron
Ariabel Virginia Adames
Emma Nicole DesMarais
Ken Magarian (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, Westfield State University
Circle K International at Westfield State University

235 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board 29
Emma Houston
Darian M. Guthrie
Nick Reidy
Ken Magarian (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, Westfield State University
Circle K International

236 Concourse 4:30-5:15 Board 55
Keri Riefenhauser
Michelle Mary Beaulieu
Erin E. Stern
Joanne Gallagher Worthley (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Occupational Therapy, Worcester State University
Improving the Usability of the Worcester State University Learning Garden

COMPUTER ENGINEERING

238 Concourse 8:30-9:15 Board 51
Anthony Chan
Lixin Gao (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UMass Amherst
Behavioral Analysis of IoT Devices: How IoT Reacts to Network and User Interaction

239 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board 1
Chulabhaya Kanchana Wijesundara
Jay Taneja (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UMass Amherst
Using Smartphones to Determine Ambient Temperature

240 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board 1
Michael A. Zeimbekakis
Dennis Goeckel (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Electrical Engineering, UMass Amherst
A Study of Dynamically Repositioning Drone Algorithms

COMPUTER SCIENCE

242 Concourse 10:45-11:30 Board 83
Jordan Alexander Filteau
Changyong Andrew Jung (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Computer Science, Framingham State University
Real-Time Streaming Application for IoT Using RaspberryPi and Handheld Device

243 Concourse 10:45-11:30 Board 84
John Joseph Gilmore
Michael David Black (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Computer Science, Bridgewater State University

The Restoration of UNIX: Emulating UNIX Version 1.0 on a 16-bit DEC PDP 11/20



248 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board 35
Dean Beckford
Karan Suvarna
Bo Jin Hatfield (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Computer Science, Salem State University
Experience Summer Work USA

249 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board 36
Mehdi Kabbaj
Bo Jin Hatfield (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Computer Science, Salem State University
iManage

250 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board 40
Jonathan Anthony Ebersold
Erastus Ndinguri (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Business and Economics, Framingham State University
Internet of Things: The Perceived Risks and Benefits

251 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board 41
Jack Normand Kenney
Edward A. Rietman (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Computer Science, UMass Amherst

Adaptive Machine Learning: An Example in Jazz Ensemble Improvisation Using Quasi-periodic Oscillators



257 Concourse 3:30-4:15 Board 86
Kyle C. Vedder
Joydeep Biswas (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Computer Science, UMass Amherst
Expanding A*

258 Concourse 3:30-4:15 Board 87
Alexander J. Karle
Benjamin Marlin (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Computer Science, UMass Amherst
Creating a Cross-Modal Active Learning System


259 Concourse 3:30-4:15 Board 88
Aditya Singh Parmar
Edward A. Rietman (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Computer Science, UMass Amherst
Predicting Palliative Treatments for Hospice Care Patients

CRIMINAL JUSTICE

262 Concourse 10:45-11:30 Board 85
Cory Douglas Caraher
Destinee Morris
Ronald E. Oldham
Marian Cohen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Sociology, Framingham State University

Alcohol Consumption and Academic Performance



263 Concourse 10:45-11:30 Board 86
Brandon Craig
Jamie Huff (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Criminal Justice, Bridgewater State University
Cruel and Unusual: A Legal Analysis of Solitary Confinement and the Eighth Amendment

264 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board 37
Adam Rose
Emily Z. Brown (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Library, Bristol Community College
Whose Rights? The Supreme Court on Abortion Law: Roe and Casey

265 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board 48
David Gerard Almeida
Hillary Sackett (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Economics, Westfield State University
Toxic Masculinity and School Shootings

266 Concourse 2:30-3:15 Board 75
Jordyn A. Chionchio
Sofia Alberini
Lauren Madison Beachy
Shelby L. LaConte
Hyesun Kim (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Criminal Justice, Worcester State University
Juveniles Serving Life Sentences

267 Concourse 2:30-3:15 Board 76
Coryn Mary Dias
Brandon E. Fleming
Kathleen A. Polselli
Hyesun Kim (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Criminal Justice, Worcester State University
Private Prisons

268 Concourse 2:30-3:15 Board 77
Ryan Mathew Logan
Ryan Joseph Farrell
Abdul Kanu
Hyesun Kim (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Criminal Justice, Worcester State University
The Use of Solitary Confinement as Punishment

269 Concourse 2:30-3:15 Board 78
Jonathan Maisoh
Ian Gerald Baillie
Drew Keyes
Brandon Num
Hyesun Kim (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Criminal Justice, Worcester State University
Drugs in Prison

270 Concourse 2:30-3:15 Board 79
Lucas Stevens
Patrick Michael Cozza
Taylor Patricia Page
Emily Marie Provasoli
Hyesun Kim (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Criminal Justice, Worcester State University
The Effectiveness of Prison-Based Sex Offender Treatment Programs


ECONOMICS

271 Concourse 8:30-9:15 Board 79
Sean David Cartwright
Christine Lasco Crago (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Resource Economics, UMass Amherst
Recycling on College Campuses

272 Concourse 8:30-9:15 Board 80
Hana Ishiko Colwell
Christine Lasco Crago (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Resource Economics, UMass Amherst

Exploring the Impacts of Green Space on Crime and Health



273 Concourse 8:30-9:15 Board 81
Sara M. Tajik
Christine Lasco Crago (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Resource Economics, UMass Amherst

100% Renewable Energy in US Cities



274 Concourse 8:30-9:15 Board 82
Gabrielle Tobin
Christine Lasco Crago (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Resource Economics, UMass Amherst
Is Risk Perception to Blame for the Movement Away from Nuclear Energy?

280 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board 13
Susmita A. Krentzin
Jeanie Tietjen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Massachusetts Bay Community College
Population Growth in Relation to Economic Growth: The Effects of Population Growth on the Real and Financial Economic Performance of World Economies


284 Concourse 11:45-12:30 Board 91
Mark Dexter
Laura Lamontagne (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Economics, Framingham State University

A Comparison of the Solar Renewable Energy Credit Market in Massachusetts and New Jersey



285 Concourse 11:45-12:30 Board 92
Dayna Marie Marchant
Laura Lamontagne (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Economics, Framingham State University

The Impact Your Local Grocery Store Has on You and Your Shopping List



286 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board 49
Lindsey Kelley
Hillary Sackett (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Economics, Westfield State University

Norm Sensitivity and Preferences for Credence Attributes Elicited in Experimental Auctions: The Case of Animal Welfare Information and WTP for Ice Cream



287 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board 5
Dieynaba Awa Ndiaye
Ishita Nandi (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of History and Social Sciences, Bunker Hill Community College
Analysis of the Price Elasticity and Market Structure of Toothpaste

288 Concourse 3:30-4:15 Board 89
Joshua M. Weinstein
Gerald Friedman (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Economics, UMass Amherst
Hospital Market Activity and Consumers: An Examination of the Effects of Hospital Consolidation on Patients

289 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board 32
Sana Feryal Shah
Sheila Mammen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Resource Economics, UMass Amherst

The Impact of Digital Identity on Industries and Consumers




290 Concourse 3:30-4:15 Board 91
Aaron Joseph Staples
Hillary Sackett (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Economics, Westfield State University
Comparative Cost-Benefit Analysis: Hydraulic Fracturing Wastewater Treatment Options

EDUCATION

296 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board 22
Timothy James Bloomingdale
Jeanie Tietjen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Massachusetts Bay Community College
My Classroom Isn't My Bed: The Effects of Depression on Academic Performance

297 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board 38
Keri L. Branquinho
Carolyn G. Kenney (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English as a Second Language (ESL), Bristol Community College
Immigrant Student Needs at Bristol Community College

301 Concourse 2:30-3:15 Board 100
Jamie Lee Gobiel
James M. Cressey (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Education, Framingham State University
Analysis of Life-Skills Courses

302 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board 44
Mark Brillon
Catherine Wilcox-Titus (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Visual and Performing Arts, Worcester State University
The Gap in Learning between Children and Teachers

303 Concourse 2:30-3:15 Board 94
Rebecca Anne Torcasio
Paige Marie Hermansen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Westfield State University
The Counseling Crisis in High Schools

304 Concourse 2:30-3:15 Board 95
Allyson M. Nuttall
Jessica Thelen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Westfield State University
Race and Ethnicity Portrayed in Media

305 Concourse 2:30-3:15 Board 96
Carter Griffith
Jessica Thelen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Westfield State University
Racial Injustices within Sports

306 Concourse 2:30-3:15 Board 97
Jenna Mae Eckstrom
Vanessa Holford Diana (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Westfield State University
Science and Religion in the Curriculum: Teaching Evolution and Intelligent Design

307 Concourse 2:30-3:15 Board 98
Melanie Alberto
Kevin Bradley Chizek
Paige Marie Hermansen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Westfield State University
Diversity

308 Concourse 2:30-3:15 Board 99
Emily Ann Chandran
Marissa Best
Sharon Ann Edwards (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Education, UMass Amherst

Learning after the Bell: Engineering School and STEM Activities in an After-School Setting



ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

311 Concourse 4:30-5:15 Board 63
Jacqueline Lagasse
Frank Sup (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, UMass Amherst
Communication Interfaces for a Child with Neuromuscular Impairment

ENGLISH

312 Concourse 8:30-9:15 Board 52
Nicolas David Blaisdell
Joselyn Almeida-Beveridge (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, UMass Amherst
An Investigation into Capitalism and Unfree Labor in the Twenty-First Century

316 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board 23
Nicholas Haskell Scheer
Jeanie Tietjen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Massachusetts Bay Community College
"Raids on the Inarticulate": Language and Experience

317 Concourse 11:45-12:30 Board 51
Charles Henry Turner
Daniel J. Pope (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Film Studies, UMass Amherst
Paper Faces: A Feature-Length Neo-noir Screenplay

319 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board 13
Brianne Marie Barrett
Evelyn Mooar Perry (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Framingham State University
A Study on the Satirization of Victorian Literature in Contemporary Texts for Children and Young Adults

320 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board 14
Hope Kathryn Singas
Rachel Trousdale (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Framingham State University

Art and Artifice: The Fact and Fiction Debate as Represented in the Storytelling of Jeanette Winterson



321 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board 15
Allison Marie Wharton
Bartholomew Brinkman (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Framingham State University
Democracy in Marianne Moore's Poetry

324 Concourse 2:30-3:15 Board 59
Nathan Hess
Michael James Gormley (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Quinsigamond Community College
Violence against African Americans in America

325 Concourse 2:30-3:15 Board 60
Zachary S. Oliva
Michael James Gormley (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Quinsigamond Community College
America's Failures Provide Violence against Innocent Immigrants: A Psychological Analysis on Anti-sentiment Policies

326 Concourse 2:30-3:15 Board 61
Randi Thayer
Benjamin David Wendorf (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of History, Quinsigamond Community College
Trump Card: Calling America's Bluff on Nuclear Weapons

327 Concourse 2:30-3:15 Board 62
Morgan Catherine Banville
Catherine Gardner (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, UMass Dartmouth
Evolution of the Princess Culture: Discourse Analysis of Film and Merchandise Reviews

330 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board 20
Anna Murphy
Desmond F. McCarthy (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Framingham State University
Examining Margaret Atwood and Female Oppression

ENGLISH LITERATURE

340 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board 16
Brianna Noel Abbas
Anupama Arora (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English and Women's and Gender Studies, UMass Dartmouth
Anxiety, Jinn, and Unseen Women: The Body as Diasporic Space in Monica Ali's Brick Lane

341 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board 17
Ashley Nicole Merola
Evelyn Mooar Perry (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Framingham State University

The Evolution of Dystopian Literature: Placing the Fate of the Future into the Hands of Young Adults



ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

345 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board 38
Serena Hooper
Elsa Petit (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Stockbridge School of Agriculture, UMass Amherst
Carbon Farming: Effective at Sequestration, Questionable across Different Climates

346 Concourse 8:30-9:15 Board 83
Emily Rose Brown
Anne L. Averill (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Environmental Conservation, UMass Amherst
Twenty-Seven-Year Survey of Bee (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) Diversity and Abundance on Cranberry in Southeastern Massachusetts

347 Concourse 8:30-9:15 Board 84
Iesha Gomillion
Liza Harrington (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Library, Greenfield Community College
Understanding Natural Systems Inspire Further Conservation Efforts

348 Concourse 8:30-9:15 Board 85
Audrey McElroy Sheetz
Paul Catanzaro (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Environmental Conservation, UMass Amherst
Tree Species Composition and Carbon Sequestration in Coffee Agroforestry in Costa Rica: Policy and Management Implications

349 Concourse 8:30-9:15 Board 86
Meghan-Grace P. Slocombe
Liza Harrington (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Library, Greenfield Community College
Temperature Variation in Different Substrates and Its Relevance to Climate Change

353 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board 14
Rebecca Negreli
Jeanie Tietjen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Massachusetts Bay Community College

Brazuca Identity: How Brazilian Parents Assimilate in America and Pass Their Cultural Values on to Their Children



354 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board 34
Austin Lee Peek
Brian S. Cheng (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Environmental Conservation, UMass Amherst
Damage Control: The Effectiveness of the Isla Bastimentos National Marine Park in Reducing Coral Damage Caused by Snorkelers

355 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board 39
Alyssa Judith Delude
Emily J. Cole (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Environmental Science, Westfield State University
Disposable Plastic Straw Usage on Westfield State University's Campus

356 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board 40
Billy Huynh
Dristi Neog (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Geography and Regional Planning, Westfield State University
The Implications of Water Contamination


357 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board 41
Ami Khalsa
Destenie Nock (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Engineering, UMass Amherst
Modeling the Effect of Hydroelectric Dams on Fish Populations in New England

358 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board 42
Eric Francis Wuesthoff
Jason M. Kamilar (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Anthropology, UMass Amherst
Variation in the Distributions of Two Sympatric Species of Mouse Lemurs across a Habitat Gradient in Northwestern Madagascar

359 Concourse 10:45-11:30 Board 93
Justin Eric Esiason
Brian Kane (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Environmental Conservation, UMass Amherst
The Allometry of Tilia Cordata Mill

360 Concourse 10:45-11:30 Board 94
River Sackett Pasquale
Joran Moses Florian
Kate Maiolatesi (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Sustainability Studies, Holyoke Community College
Living Machine at Holyoke Community College

361 Concourse 10:45-11:30 Board 95
Paige Geraldine Pressey
Timothy Parshall (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Environmental Science, Westfield State University
The Effects of Leafcutter Ants on Reforestation

362 Concourse 10:45-11:30 Board 96
Sam James Sillen
Allison Roy (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Environmental Conservation, UMass Amherst

Dissolved Oxygen Response to Dam Removal in Massachusetts Streams



363 Concourse 10:45-11:30 Board 97
Irina Alexandra Polunina
Laela Sayigh (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, UMass Amherst
Examining Vocalizations of Free-Ranging Male Dolphins

364 Concourse 10:45-11:30 Board 98
Elizabeth Clementine Campbell
Baoshan Xing (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Stockbridge School of Agriculture, UMass Amherst
Transient Triclosan: Accumulation and Release in Your Toothbrush

368 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board 25
Noah Matthew Henkenius
Elena Traister (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Environmental Studies, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
Sediment Transport and Salinity of the Hoosic River

369 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board 26
Kaylyn M. Swenson
Daniel Shustack (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Environmental Studies, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
Turtles of Central Alabama: A Biodiversity Survey of Oak Mountain State Park

370 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board 27
Leah G. Stanley
Allison L. Dunn (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Earth, Environment, and Physics, Worcester State University

Carbon Dynamics in Two Central New England Forest Stands 



FINANCE

374 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board 15
Yevgen V. Kuzmenko
Jeanie Tietjen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Massachusetts Bay Community College
How the Business Process Management (BPM) and Workflow (WF) Approaches Can Improve the Reusing Rate and Quality of Big Data-Based Financial Calculations' Software and Increase Overall Return of Assets


375 Concourse 11:45-12:30 Board 93
Chahana Patel
Zaur Rzakhanov (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Accounting and Finance, UMass Boston
Herding Behavior in Financial Markets

376 Concourse 11:45-12:30 Board 94
Marina Zhurauskayte
Gopala Vasudevan (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Accounting and Finance, UMass Dartmouth
The Impact of US Financial Regulations on Commercial and Investment Banks: Their Solvency, Liquidity, and Profitability

GEOGRAPHY

383 Concourse 2:30-3:15 Board 74
Randolph Keith Mogren
Allison L. Dunn (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Earth, Environment, and Physics, Worcester State University

Using GIS Technologies to Map Field Sites for Monitoring Carbon Dynamics in Massachusetts Forests



GEOLOGY

385 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board 31
Devon Lynn Dunajski
Isaac Larsen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Geosciences, UMass Amherst
Influence of Agriculture on Carbon Concentrations and Carbon 13 Abundance in the American Midwest

386 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board 32
Mira C. Heckmann
Sonya Atalay (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Anthropology, UMass Amherst
Climate Change and the Collapse of Civilization: A Case Study for Old Kingdom Egypt

387 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board 33
Patrick T. Scordato
Isaac Larsen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Geosciences, UMass Amherst

SOC Accumulation in Northeast Kansas Restored Prairies



HISTORY

388 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board 2
Jessica Marie Ballard
Kate M. Martin (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of History, Cape Cod Community College
America's Silent Killer: The Polio Epidemic

389 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board 3
Rachel Sarah Ferer
Kate M. Martin (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of History, Cape Cod Community College
The Socioeconomic Effects of the Bubonic Plague


390 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board 35
Alexander Bradford Burton
Kate M. Martin (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of History, Cape Cod Community College
The Socioeconomic Effects of the Bubonic Plague

391 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board 4
Jacob Timothy Kulik
Kate M. Martin (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of History, Cape Cod Community College
The Evolution of Biological Agents as Weapons of Terror

392 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board 5
Brooke Lynne Meservey
Kate M. Martin (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of History, Cape Cod Community College
Pestilence and Peasants: The Most Valuable and the Most Vulnerable

393 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board 6
Ann D. Russell
Kate M. Martin (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of History, Cape Cod Community College
The Meaning of Art during the United States' AIDS Epidemic of the 1980s

399 Concourse 11:45-12:30 Board 52
Audrey Ruth Therriault
Brooke Speer Orr (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of History, Westfield State University
Harriet B. Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin and a Woman's Influence on the Civil War

400 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board 1
Linda Trieu
Francisco Vivoni (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Sociology, Worcester State University
Falling

401 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board 19
Victoria Rose Anderson
Jon Huibregtse (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of History, Framingham State University
Charlie Turcotte's War in the Pacific

402 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board 20
Alyssa Leigh Campbell
Lori Bihler (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of History, Framingham State University
Teaching the Internment of Japanese Americans through Multi-perspectivity and Interdisciplinary Studies

403 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board 21
Samantha Joanne DiMatteo
Jon Huibregtse (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of History, Framingham State University
A New Sphere: Developing Matinees and Moral Dramas in Antebellum New York City

404 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board 22
Briana Lorraine Ducharme
Jon Huibregtse (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of History, Framingham State University
"Smile upon Me Their Thanks": Relationships with Soldiers and Flow of Information in Civil War Nursing

405 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board 23
Amelia Gale Pattison
Elizabeth McCahill (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of History, UMass Boston
Rock the Bloc: The Punk Rock Rebellion in East Germany

406 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board 39
Luis E. Santos
Donald E. Kilguss, Jr. (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of History and Political Science, Bristol Community College
Colonialism and Postcolonialism of Puerto Rico Case Study

415 Concourse 2:30-3:15 Board 64
Rhiannon K. McIntyre
Benjamin David Wendorf (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of History, Quinsigamond Community College
Violence against Civilians in War


416 Concourse 2:30-3:15 Board 65
Austin Richard O'Leary
Benjamin David Wendorf (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of History, Quinsigamond Community College
Hoodlum Activities

417 Concourse 2:30-3:15 Board 66
Christopher Rumbaugh
Benjamin David Wendorf (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of History, Quinsigamond Community College
Environmental Racism and the American Dream

418 Concourse 2:30-3:15 Board 67
Kaileen Wheeler
Benjamin David Wendorf (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of History, Quinsigamond Community College

American Racial Profiling and the Assumption of Black Criminality



419 Concourse 2:30-3:15 Board 68
Elbert Bowler
Nicholas Joseph Aieta (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of History, Westfield State University
The Red Atlantic as Agency

420 Concourse 2:30-3:15 Board 69
Thomas Joseph Howard
Mark Abate (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of History, Westfield State University
Islamic Feminism in the Modern World

421 Concourse 2:30-3:15 Board 70
Korey Elizabeth Dupont
Erika Lynn Briesacher (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of History, Worcester State University

War on the People: Analyzing the Social Impact of American Drug Policy, 1968-2018



422 Concourse 2:30-3:15 Board 71
Benjamin Christopher Kuebler
Tona Hangen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of History and Political Science, Worcester State University

All Roads Lead to Worcester: Transportation's Key Role in the Development of Worcester, Massachusetts




423 Concourse 2:30-3:15 Board 72
Laura Cerniglia
Christian Appy (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of History, UMass Amherst
How the Declassification of United States-Sanctioned Human Experimentation Affects the Way Americans Perceive the Government

HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM MANAGEMENT

433 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board 16
Angela Nicole Faneuff
Jeanie Tietjen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Massachusetts Bay Community College
Home Away from Home?: A Study of the Airbnb Market Effects on Tourism

435 Concourse 3:30-4:15 Board 92
Emilie Cycz
Matt Silva
Muzzo Uysal (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management, UMass Amherst
Delineating Product Bundles for a State Park System Using Push and Pull Factors of Motivation: A Canonical Correlation Approach

INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES/BDIC

436 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board 17
Cedrick Pierre-Louis
Jeanie Tietjen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Massachusetts Bay Community College
How to Have It All: Quality, Affordability, and Profitability?

437 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board 24
Jessica Nicole Mulhearn
Joseph Coelho (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Political Science, Framingham State University
Globalization and Social Movements: The Role of Technology and Resource Mobilization

440 Concourse 3:30-4:15 Board 93
Yueying Liu
Tim Richards (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Computer Science, UMass Amherst
Delivery Entrepreneur Mobile Game Project

INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

441 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board 4
Edward Liam Martin
Rebecca Benya-Soderbom (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of History, Bristol Community College
Turkish and American Strategic Cooperation in a Changing Middle East

442 Concourse 3:30-4:15 Board 94
Zean Liu
Christine Lasco Crago (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Resource Economics, UMass Amherst
Climate Action in China and the US under the Paris Climate Agreement

JOURNALISM

443 Concourse 3:30-4:15 Board 95
Callie A. Hansson
Joshua Albert Braun (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Journalism, UMass Amherst
Digital Technologies and Sex Trafficking

444 Concourse 3:30-4:15 Board 96
Alvin Edward Buyinza
Kathy Roberts Forde (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Journalism, UMass Amherst
How Legacy Newspapers Can Diversify Their Staff by Modeling Digital-Based Media Outlets


KINESIOLOGY

445 Concourse 8:30-9:15 Board 58
Brett Kragie Gramann
John Ronald Sirard (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Kinesiology, UMass Amherst
Activity Intensity Patterns Assessed by Direct Observation and Accelerometry during Ultimate Frisbee Game Play

446 Concourse 8:30-9:15 Board 59
Ramzi J. Adil
Joseph Hamill (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Kinesiology, UMass Amherst
A Study of Kinematic Factors of Tibial Stress Fractures with an Emphasis on Stride Length

447 Concourse 8:30-9:15 Board 60
Thomas Aaron Bogue
Joseph Hamill (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Kinesiology, UMass Amherst

Sex Differences in Single-Leg Landing Knee Biomechanics: Implications for Non-contact Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury



448 Concourse 8:30-9:15 Board 61
James Kelley Millet
Joseph Hamill (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Kinesiology, UMass Amherst
Effect of Shock-Absorbing Insoles on Ground Reaction Forces of Over-Pronating Runners

449 Concourse 8:30-9:15 Board 62
Caroline Julia Pellegrini
Joseph Hamill (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Kinesiology, UMass Amherst
Do Changes in Muscle Activation Occur after a Fatiguing Protocol?

450 Concourse 8:30-9:15 Board 63
Shahrayz Shah
Joseph Hamill (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Kinesiology, UMass Amherst

The Impact of Knee Bracing on Both Quadriceps Muscle Activation and Knee Kinematics and Kinetics in Patients with PFPS



451 Concourse 8:30-9:15 Board 64
Mirra Anne Stillman
Joseph Hamill (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Kinesiology, UMass Amherst
Differences in Muscle Activation Strategies in Male and Female Athletes: Implications for ACL Injury Risk

452 Concourse 8:30-9:15 Board 65
Jacqueline Turner
Joseph Hamill (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Kinesiology, UMass Amherst

The Effects of Single-Leg Balance Training on Knee Joint Proprioception



453 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board 3
Aidan Thomas Burke
Brian Umberger (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Kinesiology, UMass Amherst

The Effect of Ankle Bracing on Lower Extremity Kinematics and Ground Reaction Forces during Drop Jumps



456 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board 44
Lada Grigoreva
Catrine Tudor-Locke (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Kinesiology, UMass Amherst

Does a Relationship between Steps per Day and Nighttime Sleep Duration in Full-Time College Students Exist?



457 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board 45
Avery Guan
Catrine Tudor-Locke (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Kinesiology, UMass Amherst

Monitoring Dance Physical Activity in College Students



458 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board 46
Jad Imad
Catrine Tudor-Locke (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Kinesiology, UMass Amherst
Can Wearable Devices That Count Steps Be Used to Monitor Horse Riders' Activity during Rising Trot?

459 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board 47
Elizabeth Anne Loranger
Catrine Tudor-Locke (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Kinesiology, UMass Amherst
The Association between Objectively Measured Physical Activity and Daily Mood


460 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board 48
Alyssa Murray
Catrine Tudor-Locke (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Kinesiology, UMass Amherst
Wearble Devices in Strength Training

461 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board 49
Ashlyn Neal Reilly
Catrine Tudor-Locke (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Kinesiology, UMass Amherst
Effect of Place of Residence on Walking Behavior in University Students


462 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board 50
Evan Carlton Smith
Catrine Tudor-Locke (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Kinesiology, UMass Amherst

Pilot Validation Study of Photoplethysmography Heart-Rate Monitors in Cold Ambient Temperatures



463 Concourse 10:45-11:30 Board 51
Shreyas Srikanth
Catrine Tudor-Locke (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Kinesiology, UMass Amherst

The Effect of Scheduling on the Physical Activity of University Students



464 Concourse 10:45-11:30 Board 52
Katherine Taylor Sweeney
Catrine Tudor-Locke (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Kinesiology, UMass Amherst
A Comparison of the Validity of Physical Activity Tracking Devices in Response to Variable Ground Surface Conditions



465 Concourse 10:45-11:30 Board 53
Julie ShaoWu Thorpe
Catrine Tudor-Locke (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Kinesiology, UMass Amherst
Apple iPhone Accuracy Based on Placement

466 Concourse 11:45-12:30 Board 100
Brooke Kasey McDonald
Gabriela Brandao
Priscilla Deoliveira
Samantha L. Hallice
Ryan Kelleher
Julia L. Lamoureux
Joseph Robert Murano
Christian John Santaniello
Cameron P. Viger
George Abboud (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Exercise Science, Salem State University
The Effect of Mindfulness on General Anxiety Disorder with and without Resistance Training

469 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board 50
Sarah J. Wilcox
Ian Edward Dziewietin
Katie Becofsky (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Kinesiology, UMass Amherst

The Effect of Moderate and Light Intensity Physical Activity on Sleep Quality and Psychosocial Outcomes



473 Concourse 2:30-3:15 Board 86
Luke Richard Arieta
Jane Kent (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Kinesiology, UMass Amherst
Effects of Increased Fat Deposition on Specific Torque and Muscle Function

474 Concourse 2:30-3:15 Board 87
Kiichi Francis Ash
Brian Umberger (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Kinesiology, UMass Amherst
Effect of Interlimb Asymmetry on Energy Expenditure and Joint Kinematics in People with Lower Limb Amputation

475 Concourse 2:30-3:15 Board 88
Jessica Sarah Benoit
Jane Kent (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Kinesiology, UMass Amherst

Potential Bioenergetic Mechanism of Age-Related Differences in Muscle Fatigue



476 Concourse 2:30-3:15 Board 89
Anudeep V. Jala
Mark Stuart Miller (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Kinesiology, UMass Amherst
Effects of Starvation and Migration on Myofibrillar Protein Composition in Avian Skeletal Muscle

477 Concourse 2:30-3:15 Board 90
Connor Wallace Saleeba
Erin Alexandra Cawley
Rachel Pamela Mudway
Alec Mitchell Shostek
Katie Becofsky (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Kinesiology, UMass Amherst
Dog Ownership in Relation to Physical Activity and Health

478 Concourse 2:30-3:15 Board 91
Kelly Marie Kalagher
Richard Van Emmerik (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Kinesiology, UMass Amherst

Impact of an Eight-Week Tai Chi or Mindfulness Meditation Intervention on Static Balance Measures in People with Multiple Sclerosis



479 Concourse 2:30-3:15 Board 92
Brian Friscia
Katherine Boyer (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Kinesiology, UMass Amherst
Measuring Differences in Physical Activity and Physical Function following an Intra-articular Knee-Joint Injection in Obese and Non-obese Patients

480 Concourse 2:30-3:15 Board 93
Juliette Zielinski
Chris Swart (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Movement Arts, Health Promotion and Leisure Studies , Bridgewater State University
Impact of Physical Therapy on an Athlete's Decision to Return to Sport

487 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board 37
Adrian Hale
John Ronald Sirard (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Kinesiology, UMass Amherst
Characterizing Movement during Sporting Activities in Middle-School Children

488 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board 38
Lazar Jankovic
Brian Jaehyung Kim
Kyle Evan Takach
Julia T. Choi (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Kinesiology, UMass Amherst

Retention of Locomotor Learning following Exposure to Visual and Proprioceptive Variability



489 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board 39
Austin Tang
Ashley Cui
Taylor J. DeRubeis
Julia T. Choi (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Kinesiology, UMass Amherst

Effects of Reward and Punishment on Locomotor Learning



490 Concourse 4:30-5:15 Board 64
Tyler Warren Thomas
Sofiya Alhassan (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Kinesiology, UMass Amherst

iCons: Insulin Level Changes after a Twelve-Week, Culturally-Tailored Dance Intervention in African American Girls



491 Concourse 4:30-5:15 Board 65
Kevin Paul Cecio
Jason C. Sawyer (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Movement Arts, Health Promotion, and Leisure Studies, Westfield State University
Differences in Power Output during the Sumo versus Conventional-Style Deadlift in DIII Football Players

492 Concourse 4:30-5:15 Board 66
Mathew M. McPherson
Jason C. Sawyer (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Movement Arts, Health Promotion, and Leisure Studies, Westfield State University
A Linear Periodized Resistance Training Program Is Effective at Reducing Depression Symptoms in Females: A Pilot

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

493 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board 35
Madison Kremer
Theodore Eisenman (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Landscape Architecture, UMass Amherst
The Social Ecology of Tree Survival in a Post-industrial Urban Context: A Case Study of Holyoke, Massachusetts

LEGAL STUDIES

494 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board 18
Alejandra Gomez
Jeanie Tietjen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Massachusetts Bay Community College
Color Blindness in College Admissions: Affirmative Action and the Equal Protection of the Law

LINGUISTICS

500 Concourse 8:30-9:15 Board 88
Lauren Nicole Stornelli
Adel R. Fauzetdinova (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, Westfield State University
Techniques to Approach the Ambiguity of Translating the Law

502 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board 24
Sean Frederick Cerqua
Jeanie Tietjen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Massachusetts Bay Community College
"I Am King of the Romans, and Above Grammar!": The Politics of Linguistic Prescriptivism and Purism


503 Concourse 11:45-12:30 Board 53
Valerie Anita Higgins
Kristine Yu (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Linguistics, UMass Amherst
¿Me Entiendes?: A Study on Prosodic Acquisition by American L2 Learners of Spanish

504 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board 18
Devon Garufi
Michael Edward Wong-Russell (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of World Languages and Cultures, Framingham State University
Correlation between Linguistics and Art in Andalucia, Spain

LITERATURE

506 Concourse 8:30-9:15 Board 89
Guy Junior Jean Bapsite
Patrick Mensah (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, UMass Amherst

Language as a Defining Institution of the Francophone Caribbean World



509 Concourse 2:30-3:15 Board 63
Sophie Werner
Michael James Gormley (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Quinsigamond Community College
Uncle Sam's Girls: Violence in American Prostitution

MANAGEMENT

513 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board 42
Austin B. Crowell
Zaur Rzakhanov (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Accounting and Finance, UMass Boston

Demographic Factors and Risk-Taking Propensity’s Influence on Security Behavior Intentions



514 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board 43
Dawn Earth DeRossette
Zaur Rzakhanov (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Accounting and Finance, UMass Boston
Patient-Centered Care and Culture Change: The Role of Administrative Personnel in the Veterans Health Administration

515 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board 44
Matthew John Kozlowski
Zaur Rzakhanov (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Accounting and Finance, UMass Boston
An Organizational Behavior Survey of Workplace Advancement



516 Concourse 11:45-12:30 Board 95
Alex Curtis Beaton
Jorge Riveras (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Business, Framingham State University
A Globalization Model Analysis on Illegal Immigration's Impact in the United States of America

517 Concourse 11:45-12:30 Board 96
David Daniel Kantor
Jorge Riveras (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Business, Framingham State University
The Effects of Globalization and Integration in the Mercosur Common Market

518 Concourse 11:45-12:30 Board 97
Michael Gregory Kantor
Jorge Riveras (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Business, Framingham State University
Globalization and Convergence within the Pacific Alliance Trade Bloc

MARKETING

521 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board 19
Nicole Erin Mahoney
Jeanie Tietjen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Massachusetts Bay Community College

Employing Fido: The Effect Dogs Have in Today’s Businesses



522 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board 45
Talar Maria Kaya
Zaur Rzakhanov (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Accounting and Finance, UMass Boston
Drugs and Advertising: The Ethical Implications of Off-Label Prescription Drug Marketing

523 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board 46
Rachel Marie Bellantoni
Nora Ganim Barnes (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Marketing, UMass Dartmouth
PUMA Company and the Impact of Celebrity Endorsements



524 Concourse 11:45-12:30 Board 98
Eric Noel DeBenedictis
Stephanie Jacobsen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Management, Bridgewater State University

You Are Included: The Effectiveness of Diversity and Representation of Ethnic Minorities in TV Advertising



MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS

529 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board 1
Jhonatan Alfonso Charco
Jie L. Frye (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Bunker Hill Community College
The Effects of the Weather on Cities That Use Renewable Energy

530 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board 2
Loc Tri Dao
Jie L. Frye (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Bunker Hill Community College
Personality and Weather


531 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board 3
Zakaria Gourrane
Jie L. Frye (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Bunker Hill Community College
Weather and Soccer


532 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board 4
Emeka Isaac Ibeh
Sebastien L. Bissereth
Jie L. Frye (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Bunker Hill Community College
Socioeconomic Impact of Temperature Changes on Fisheries


533 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board 5
Fariha Naseem
Jie L. Frye (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Bunker Hill Community College
Effects of Weather Conditions on Car Accidents

534 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board 6
Hang Lu Minh Nguyen
Jie L. Frye (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Bunker Hill Community College
Homelessness and Weather


535 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board 7
Jiaxin Xu
Trang T. Pham
Jie L. Frye (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Bunker Hill Community College
How Weather May Affect Emotions


536 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board 10
Linh Thuy Pham
Jie L. Frye (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Bunker Hill Community College
Small Business and Flu Season


537 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board 28
Kai Foley Nakamura
Inanc Baykur (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, UMass Amherst
iCons: Lefschetz Fibrations on Symplectic 4-Manifolds via Positive Factorizations in the Mapping Class Group


539 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board 23
Xiaoxuan Chu
Hari Balasubramanian (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, UMass Amherst

Quantification of Longitudinal Care Patterns and Complexity for Patients with Multiple Hospitalizations



540 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board 24
Ismael Tahoun
Ileana Vasu (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Holyoke Community College
Gödel’s Undecidability Theorem

541 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board 25
Kristina Yamkovoy
Nicholas G. Reich (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, UMass Amherst
Forecasting Dengue Fever in Thailand Using Prophet

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

544 Concourse 3:30-4:15 Board 57
James Joseph Baczewski
Brandon A. Gaulin
Cory Lo
Timothy P. Maye
Alexander Pyankov
Maxwell A. Schryver
Derek P. Sloan
Soumitra Basu (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Industrial Technology, Fitchburg State University
Sustainable Net-Zero Housing

545 Concourse 3:30-4:15 Board 58
John Hoar
Matthew Arenson Lackner (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Mechanical Engineering, UMass Amherst
Passively-Controlled Airborne Wind Energy Systems

547 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board 26
Piotr Liebersbach
David Schmidt (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, UMass Amherst
Cold Spray Nozzle Clogging

548 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board 27
Amy Marie Morin
Matthew Arenson Lackner (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Mechanical Engineering, UMass Amherst
Implementing Airfoils in Wind Farms to Improve Efficiency

549 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board 28
Corinna Sousan Torabi
Yahya Modarres-Sadeghi (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, UMass Amherst
An Ultrasonic Whistle for Bat Deterrence in Wind Farms

MERCHANDISING AND TEXTILES

551 Concourse 10:45-11:30 Board 58
Jamie P. Thibault
Brianna Taylor
Md. Imranul Islam (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Fashion Design and Retailing, Framingham State University
The Effect of Water Temperature on Cotton Fabric Dyeing


552 Concourse 10:45-11:30 Board 59
Emily A. Dunton
Md. Imranul Islam (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Fashion Design and Retailing, Framingham State University
Evaluating the Colorfastness to Stimulated Saliva on Children’s Wear

553 Concourse 10:45-11:30 Board 60
Caitlin Ashley Frias
Rachel Ann Smith
Md. Imranul Islam (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Fashion Design and Retailing, Framingham State University

Determining the Effectiveness of Detergents on Stained Cotton Fabric



554 Concourse 10:45-11:30 Board 61
Colton J. Madore
Erika Viens
Md. Imranul Islam (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Fashion Design and Retailing, Framingham State University

Investigating Fabric Strength when Exposed to Commonly Used Dyes for Select Periods of Time



555 Concourse 10:45-11:30 Board 62
Michelle Mair
Stephanie Rodriguez
Md. Imranul Islam (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Fashion Design and Retailing, Framingham State University
An Investigation on Fire-Resistant Fibers


556 Concourse 10:45-11:30 Board 63
Nicole Victoria Valerio
Caroline Emma Lutz
Md. Imranul Islam (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Fashion Design and Retailing, Framingham State University
Determining the Absorbency of Wine Stains on Different Fabrics

MICROBIOLOGY

557 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board 20
Olga Kuzmenko
Jeanie Tietjen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Massachusetts Bay Community College

Gut Bacteria and Obesity: Manipulating Gut Bacteria in the Microbiome Has a Significant Influence on Body Weight Fluctuation



559 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board 29
Isabella Bushko
Kelly Nevin (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Microbiology, UMass Amherst
iCons: Testing Cocultures of Syntrophus aciditrophicus with Geobacter sulfurreducens or Methanosarcina acidivorans for Their Participation in DIET

560 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board 30
Paris J. Jamiel
Michele M. Klingbeil (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Microbiology, UMass Amherst

iCons: Detecting kDNA Replication Protein Interactions Using a Yeast Two-Hybrid System



561 Concourse 3:30-4:15 Board 71
Alexander Roy Truchon
Jeffrey Blanchard (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, UMass Amherst
The Invisible World: Unveiling Environmental Endosymbionts

562 Concourse 3:30-4:15 Board 72
David M. Mota
John P. Burand (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Microbiology, UMass Amherst
Sustainable Solution to Problem Affecting Bee Health

563 Concourse 3:30-4:15 Board 73
William James Eagen
Yasu S. Morita (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Microbiology, UMass Amherst
Liquid-Surface Biofilm Formation of a Mycobacterium smegmatis Mannosyltransferase Mutant is Nutrient-Dependent


564 Concourse 3:30-4:15 Board 74
Sarah Hassan Osman
Yasu S. Morita (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Microbiology, UMass Amherst
LmeA, a Cell-Envelope Protein Critical for Lipomannan and Lipoarabinomannan Synthesis in Mycobacteria, Is Important for Antibiotic Resistance and Cell Envelope Permeability


565 Concourse 3:30-4:15 Board 75
Corelle Anna Zofia Rokicki
Yasu S. Morita (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Microbiology, UMass Amherst
Fluorescence Imaging-Based Discovery of Membrane Domain-Associated Proteins in Mycobacterium smegmatis

566 Concourse 4:30-5:15 Board 68
Veronica Bedard
David A. Sela (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Food and Nutrition, UMass Amherst
The Impact of Consuming Bifidobacteria on Dietary Preference and Longevity of C. elegans

567 Concourse 4:30-5:15 Board 69
Marlayna Buco
Kaitlyn Michaela Dumas
Sienna Rae Kardel
Yelena Vynar
Kimberly Pouliot (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, Westfield State University

The Effect of Zinc on Bacterial Invasion of Caco-2 Cells



568 Concourse 4:30-5:15 Board 70
Qin Chen
Kelly Nevin (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Microbiology, UMass Amherst
Effect of Single Amino Acid Mutations on the Conductivity Level of Geobacter sulfurreducens Pili

569 Concourse 4:30-5:15 Board 71
Samantha Dominique
Kimberly Pouliot (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, Westfield State University
Effect of Quercetin on Bacterial Invasion of Enteric Microbes of CaCo-2 Cells

570 Concourse 4:30-5:15 Board 72
Marcus McKenzie
Wilmore Webley (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Microbiology, UMass Amherst
Infection of House Fly, Musca domestica L., in the Laboratory by Chlamydia trachomatis

571 Concourse 4:30-5:15 Board 73
Jeannette Mullins
Wilmore Webley (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Microbiology, UMass Amherst

Adenovirus 36 Infection Increases the Risk for Premenopausal Breast Cancer



572 Concourse 4:30-5:15 Board 74
Michelle Rozycki
David A. Sela (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Food and Nutrition, UMass Amherst

Optimization of the Phosphoketolase Assay to Reduce Reagents and Enhance Identification of Bifidobacteria



MIDDLE EASTERN STUDIES

574 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board 25
Zein Nayal
Jeanie Tietjen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Massachusetts Bay Community College
Orientalism: A Feminist Reading

MUSIC

578 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board 29
Lannah Loretta Fitzgerald
Jonathan Thomas Amon (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Music, Bridgewater State University
Recording Reichert's Seven Daily Exercises for Flute on Alto Saxophone

579 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board 30
Ashley Nakia Herbert
Paul Michael Galvin (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Philosophy and Psychology, Framingham State University
Experiencing Involuntary Musical Imagery

580 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board 31
Dominic Mrakovcich
Erinn E. Knyt (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Music, UMass Amherst
Connecting Counterpoints

581 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board 45
Nicholas R. Chiancola
Catherine Wilcox-Titus (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Visual and Performing Arts, Worcester State University
Here to There

582 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board 46
Alexander Romito Gardner
Catherine Wilcox-Titus (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Visual and Performing Arts, Worcester State University
Lost in the Closet

583 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board 47
Deanna Truhanovitch
Catherine Wilcox-Titus (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Visual and Performing Arts, Worcester State University
More Than Just Looks

NEUROSCIENCE

586 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board 11
Bahati Nkera
Linda Margaret Ziegenbein (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Anthropology, UMass Amherst

Evaluation of Alpha-Synuclein and Optineurin Expression in Extranigral Regions of End-Stage Parkinson’s Disease



587 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board 17
Aimee K. Lin
Heather Richardson (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, UMass Amherst
Assessment of Estrogen Receptor Alpha Expression in Microglia across the Estrous Cycle in Female Rats

588 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board 18
Derrick Xiaoyang Liu
Heather Richardson (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, UMass Amherst
Assessing the Relationship between Estradiol Concentration and Estrogen Receptor Alpha Expression in Microglia

589 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board 19
Kyle Wesley Lucier
Samuel P. Scott
Heather Richardson (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, UMass Amherst
Visualization of Long-Range Fiber Tracts between the Basolateral Amygdala and the Medial Prefrontal Cortex in Rats

590 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board 20
Gabriela Molica
Samuel Z. Hurwitz
Heather Richardson (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, UMass Amherst
Assessing Microglia in the Cuprizone Model of Demyelination

591 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board 21
John Fletcher
Youngbin Kwak (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, UMass Amherst
Individual Differences Underlying Decision Making

592 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board 22
Francesca N. Walsh
Youngbin Kwak (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, UMass Amherst
Cultural Differences in Temporal Discounting and Related Measures

593 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board 23
Angela Zhang
Youngbin Kwak (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, UMass Amherst

Motor Initiation and Inhibition in Parkinson’s Disease: The Effect of Incentive Reward and Medication Status



594 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board 24
Stephanie Fedorchak
David Moorman (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, UMass Amherst
Norepinephrine Signaling in the Medial Prefrontal Cortex Modulates Short-Term Memory

595 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board 25
Dar Alon
Mariana Pereira (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, UMass Amherst

Analysis of Maternal Behavior and Pup Development in the Wistar-Kyoto Rat Model of Postpartum Depression



596 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board 30
Naomi H. Cosmus
Robin White (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, Westfield State University
Interferon Alpha-17 and Astrocytes in Glial Scars

597 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board 31
Michael A. Grampetro
Elena Vazey (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, UMass Amherst

The Role of Norandrenergic Systems in Anxiogenesis following Chronic Stress and Ethanol Exposure



598 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board 32
Michael Kelberman
Elena Vazey (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, UMass Amherst
Firing Patterns of the Locus Coeruleus in Rats during a Two-Alternative Forced-Choice Task

599 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board 33
Krystal Rose Leger
Rosie A. Cowell (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, UMass Amherst
The Role of Visual Cortex in Memory: Does Object Recognition Depend upon Brain Regions Housing Conjunction Representations?

600 Concourse 1:30-2:15 Board 77
Madeline Joanne Clark
Richard G. Hunter (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, UMass Boston

Epigenetic Regulation of NLRP3 Inflammasome Assembly in the Rat Hippocampus



601 Concourse 1:30-2:15 Board 78
Aleksandra Sabov
Vivian Ciaramitaro (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, UMass Boston

A Neuronal Signature for Correspondences between Abstract Shapes and Sounds



602 Concourse 1:30-2:15 Board 79
Mabel Valencia-Yang
Alexia Pollack (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, UMass Boston
Investigating Synaptic Changes Caused by β-catenin Loss-of-Function

603 Concourse 1:30-2:15 Board 91
Amalia Katherine Davis
Ryan E.B. Mruczek (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, Worcester State University
Effects of Visual Experience on Feedforward and Feedback Processing in the Primate Visual System

604 Concourse 1:30-2:15 Board 92
Marissa Jean Merrifield
Keith N. Darrow (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Worcester State University
A Study of Patient Experience and Satisfaction with New Hearing Loss Treatment Technology

605 Concourse 1:30-2:15 Board 93
Megan E. Rouillard
Brandi Silver (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, Worcester State University

Future Directions in Treating Traumatic Brain Injury



606 Concourse 2:30-3:15 Board 56
Thi Ngoc Bui
Yimingjiang Saimire
Paul Katz (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, UMass Amherst
Circadian Rhythms of Locomotor Activity in Berghia stephanieae

NURSING

608 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board 26
Amanda Clement
Stephanie Griggs (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Nursing, UMass Amherst

Hope and Goal Setting in Freshman University Students



609 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board 27
Sarah Margaret Collins
Genevieve Chandler (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Nursing, UMass Amherst
The Effect of Implementing a Resilience Tool Kit for Clients with Adverse Childhood Experiences

610 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board 28
Alexis Rae Hebert
Mary T. Paterno (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Nursing, UMass Amherst

Sleep Self-Monitoring and Depressive Symptoms in Pregnancy



611 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board 29
Joanne Kim
Emma Dundon (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Nursing, UMass Amherst

Reproductive Health Education in Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence



612 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board 30
Kathryn Anne Maguire
Karen Kalmakis (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Nursing, UMass Amherst
Perceived Stress in Undergraduate Students

615 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board 33
Carlie Riccie
Pamela Aselton (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Nursing, UMass Amherst
Educational Intervention to Reduce Screen Time

616 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board 34
Danielle Tremblay
Emma Dundon (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Nursing, UMass Amherst

Wellness Tool Kit and Health Education for Homeless Adolescent Mothers



617 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board 35
Emily Jayne Graca
Alexandra Paige Martin
Elizabeth A. Henneman (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Nursing, UMass Amherst
Improving the Prevention and Recognition of Transfusion Associated Circulatory Overload (TACO)

618 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board 36
Tiffany Elizabeth Griffith
Gabrielle P. Abelard (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Nursing, UMass Amherst

Nursing Simulation with a Standardized Patient



619 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board 15
Marjorie Ann Hollohan
Robin R. Leger (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Nursing, Salem State University
Daily Living in Young Adults with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS)

620 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board 16
Therse Meagan McNair
Nancy W. Ebersole (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Nursing, Salem State University
Nurses' Perspectives on Spiritual Care and Its Connection to Healing

621 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board 17
Nicole Marie Nearen
Charlene Moske-Weber (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Nursing, Salem State University

Attitudes Surrounding Long-Acting Contraceptives among Female Undergraduate Nursing Students over 18 Years of Age at a Large New England University



622 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board 18
Joanne Ka-Kei Tsang
Charlene Moske-Weber (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Nursing, Salem State University
Perceptions of Senior Nursing Students on Interprofessional Collaboration Targeting Patient Care

623 Concourse 11:45-12:30 Board 58
Julieta R. Espina
LaTasha K. Sarpy (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Sociology, Bunker Hill Community College
Weather and Its Effects on Tourism

624 Concourse 11:45-12:30 Board 59
Hafida Ait El Fqih
LaTasha K. Sarpy (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Sociology, Bunker Hill Community College
Weather and Renewable Energy

625 Concourse 2:30-3:15 Board 80
Allison Kathryn Cameron
Kristen Sethares (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Nursing, UMass Dartmouth

Effects of an Educational Program on Knowledge of Child Abuse in Nursing Students



626 Concourse 2:30-3:15 Board 81
Isabel Getty
Kristen Sethares (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Nursing, UMass Dartmouth

Changes in Nursing Students’ Knowledge and Perceptions about Homeopathic Medicine through an Educational Intervention 



627 Concourse 2:30-3:15 Board 82
Genevieve Sarro
Kristen Sethares (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Nursing, UMass Dartmouth

Assessing the Various Practices of Screening Postpartum Women for Depression in Healthcare Facilities



628 Concourse 2:30-3:15 Board 83
Jennette Kelly Hummel
Abigail Frances Sniegocki
Melissa D. Duprey (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Nursing, Worcester State University
Emotional Support for Laboring Women: A Review of the Literature and Applications to Nursing Practice


629 Concourse 2:30-3:15 Board 84
Jennifer Rearick
Colleen Walsh
Kimberly Dunker (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Nursing, Worcester State University

Impact of Birth Plans on Maternal Birthing Experiences



630 Concourse 2:30-3:15 Board 85
Rachel Lynn Pollan
Glen Brewster (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Westfield State University
Combing through Lice in Guatemala


NUTRITION

632 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board 25
Gabrielle V. Carroll
Avivanna Cascio
Allison Marie Kleeman
Mady Novak
Kathleen Arcaro (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Animal Sciences, UMass Amherst

Dietary Intervention to Reduce Breast Cancer Risk: Assessing Promoter Methylation of Adiponectin, Leptin, and Interleukin-8 in DNA from Breastmilk



633 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board 26
Alondra Lisbeth Morales
Lorraine Cordeiro (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Nutrition, UMass Amherst

Fish Consumption during Pregnancy



634 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board 27
Colin Andrew Lemire
Stephanie Nicole Brolin
Meghan Leigh Whalen
Lisa M. Troy (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Nutrition, UMass Amherst
Food Insecurity: A Holistic Approach to Improving Diet Quality

635 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board 10
Erin Mary O'Connell
Michael Crosier (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Food and Nutrition, Framingham State University
Anthocyanins as Protective Agents against Cardiovascular Disease

636 Concourse 3:30-4:15 Board 100
Marzia Akter Maliha
Jesse Girrell
Jennifer Marion Moss
Nicholas Maverick Scuderi
Lisa M. Troy (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Nutrition, UMass Amherst
Reforming the Massachusetts School Food Environment

NUTRITION AND FOOD SCIENCE

637 Concourse 11:45-12:30 Board 87
Anna Rose Gonzalez
Emmanouil Apostolidis (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemistry and Food Science, Framingham State University

Total Phenolic Content, Antioxidant Activity, and Alpha-Glucosidase Inhibition of Green Tomatillos (Physalis philadelphica), Purple Tomatillos, (Physalis ixocarpa), and Strawberry Ground Cherries (Physalis pruinosa)



638 Concourse 11:45-12:30 Board 88
Benjamin James Montemurro
Vinay Mannam (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemistry and Food Science, Framingham State University
Studying Real-Time Heat and Mass Transfer Rate during Baking for Developing Product-Specific Oven Parameters

639 Concourse 11:45-12:30 Board 89
William W. Wolfe
Emmanouil Apostolidis (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemistry and Food Science, Framingham State University

Evaluation of the Total Phenolic Content, Antioxidant Activity, and Carbohydrate Hydrolyzing Enzyme Inhibitory Activities of the Skins of Six Potato Varieties



640 Concourse 11:45-12:30 Board 90
Stephanie Choi
Yeonhwa Park (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Food Science, UMass Amherst

Effects of 3,3′-Diindolylmethane on the Development of Steatosis in HepG2 Cells



641 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board 6
Rachel Marie Andrade
Hannah R. Dubin
Erin Mary O'Connell
Jerusha Nelson-Peterman (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Food and Nutrition, Framingham State University
Vegan Egg Replacers in Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies

PHILOSOPHY

642 Concourse 10:45-11:30 Board 54
Brandt K. Bodley-Gomes
Daniel A. Soucy (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Philosophy, Mount Wachusett Community College
Ethical Ramifications of Genetic Modification

643 Concourse 10:45-11:30 Board 55
Stephanie M. Boudreau
Daniel A. Soucy (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Philosophy, Mount Wachusett Community College
Sustainable Farming versus Industrial Farming

644 Concourse 10:45-11:30 Board 56
Alison Peiyi Ralls
Jeremy Ping-An Ralls
Daniel A. Soucy (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Philosophy, Mount Wachusett Community College
Renewable Energies: A Better Way to Power Automobiles

645 Concourse 10:45-11:30 Board 57
Tim Sokhoeun
Sarah Lynn Mello
Daniel A. Soucy (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Philosophy, Mount Wachusett Community College
Man with Nature: The Solution to Environmental Degradation

646 Concourse 10:45-11:30 Board 64
Alessandra Joanne Gallo
Md. Imranul Islam (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Fashion Design and Retailing, Framingham State University
A Comparative Study on Fabric Hand Feel: Liquid Downy Fabric Softeners versus Dryer Sheets


647 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board 31
Djihane Abdelkebir
Daniel A. Soucy (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Philosophy, Mount Wachusett Community College
Ethics of Nanomedicine


PHYSICS

655 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board 31
Cameron Alexander Lane
Mark Tuominen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Physics, UMass Amherst
iCons: Making Solar Panels Cool


656 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board 32
Kyle O'Connell
Jennifer Ross (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Physics, UMass Amherst
iCons: Optimization of Faraday Magnetometer

657 Concourse 3:30-4:15 Board 66
Robert Keane
Tony Dinsmore (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Physics, UMass Amherst
Silica Nanoparticles at an Oil-Water Interface: Effects of Electric Charges at Interfaces



658 Concourse 3:30-4:15 Board 67
Matthew James Downing
Andrea Pocar (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Physics, UMass Amherst
Studying the Presence of Krypton-85 in the DarkSide Detector

659 Concourse 3:30-4:15 Board 68
Liudmila Belonogov
Arianna Kazemi
Jennifer Ross (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Physics, UMass Amherst
Biophysical Studies of the Microtubule-Severing Enzyme, Katanin

660 Concourse 3:30-4:15 Board 69
Austin P. Morrissey
Lena M. Herbst
Jennifer Ross (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Physics, UMass Amherst

Microtubule Patterns through Growth and Crosslinking



661 Concourse 3:30-4:15 Board 70
Liam C. O'Brien
Lorenzo Sorbo (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Physics, UMass Amherst
Decay of Two-Dimensional Vacuum into Pairs of Particles

PLANT, SOIL, AND INSECT SCIENCES

663 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board 39
Alex Bienvenue
Britnay Ann Beaudry
Brad Hoole
Elsa Petit (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Stockbridge School of Agriculture, UMass Amherst
Strategies for Canopy Management for Optimal Juice Quality

664 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board 15
Christopher L. Bloom
Sarah Bryn Berquist (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Stockbridge School of Agriculture, UMass Amherst
Discover Nature's Benefits


665 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board 32
Bryanna Lee Joyce
Lynn S. Adler (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, UMass Amherst
Mycorrhizal Fungus and Fertilizer Affects Lettuce Biomass

666 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board 33
Cameron Jon Smith-Freedman
Dhandapani Venkataraman (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemistry, UMass Amherst
Will the Outbreak of Black Oak Gall Wasp Be Suppressed by Natural Enemies?

667 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board 34
Olivia Lynn Long
Aleel K. Grennan (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, Worcester State University
Determining the Connection between Chloroplast Size and Preferred Light Conditions in Sertaria viridis

POLITICAL SCIENCE

670 Concourse 8:30-9:15 Board 90
Eleora Pasternack
Meredith Rolfe (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Political Science, UMass Amherst
The AmeriCorps Civic Leadership Program: A Policy Proposal to Increase Women's Representation in Elected Office

671 Concourse 8:30-9:15 Board 91
Anthony Rentsch
Brian F. Schaffner (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Political Science, UMass Amherst
The Elusive "Likely Voter": Improving Prediction of Who Will Vote

672 Concourse 8:30-9:15 Board 92
Tenzin Dawa Thargay
Robert Paul Musgrave (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Political Science, UMass Amherst

Nuclear Restart: Understanding Japanese Energy Policy through Energy Security



673 Concourse 8:30-9:15 Board 93
Janet Ruguru Wangoe
Dean E. Robinson (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Political Science, UMass Amherst
Racialized Medicine: Bias in Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease and Pain Management

675 Concourse 10:45-11:30 Board 92
Caitlin Elizabeth Rowley
Melinda Rae Tarsi (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Political Science, Bridgewater State University

Unvarnished Inhumanity: America’s Farm Animal Industry



677 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board 26
Zalaan Ishaq
Jeanie Tietjen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Massachusetts Bay Community College
What's Your Source?: Understanding the Sociological Effect of Fake News as a Phenomenon


678 Concourse 11:45-12:30 Board 54
Noah A. Kouchekinia
Jarice Hanson (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Communication, UMass Amherst

Using Tweets to Analyze Legislative Factions



679 Concourse 11:45-12:30 Board 55
Kyle Swainamer
Dean E. Robinson (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Political Science, UMass Amherst
Health Outcomes Depend on Socioeconomic Status Even in the Military

PSYCHOLOGY

685 Concourse 8:30-9:15 Board 53
Brianna Marie Albanese
Timothy Lang (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Commonwealth Honors College, UMass Amherst
Piecing Together My Identity: A Therapeutic Intervention with Digital Storytelling

686 Concourse 8:30-9:15 Board 54
Caroline Mara Ball
Katie Dixon-Gordon (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, UMass Amherst
Emotional Functioning, Distress Tolerance, and Non-suicidal Self Injury and Eating Disorders

687 Concourse 8:30-9:15 Board 55
Ravindri Thakshila Kulatunga
Maureen Perry-Jenkins (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, UMass Amherst
Understanding Stress during the Prenatal Period

688 Concourse 8:30-9:15 Board 56
Thaine Robert Smith
Katie Dixon-Gordon (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, UMass Amherst
Well-Being and Yoga

689 Concourse 8:30-9:15 Board 57
Julia Barbara Tager
Linda M. Isbell (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, UMass Amherst
Emotional Triggers for Emergency Medicine Providers: A Qualitative Investigation

690 Concourse 8:30-9:15 Board 94
Dominique Kann Altamari
Harold D. Grotevant (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, UMass Amherst

Associations between Peer Attachment and Positive Adoption Effect throughout Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood



691 Concourse 8:30-9:15 Board 95
Amy Higgins
Linda M. Isbell (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, UMass Amherst

Reducing the Mental Health Stigma: An Evaluation of Biogenetic Education and the Contact Hypothesis



692 Concourse 8:30-9:15 Board 96
Sanjana Kadirvel
Micayla Ann Gifford
Linda M. Isbell (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, UMass Amherst
Hindrances in the Hiring Process

693 Concourse 8:30-9:15 Board 97
Lindsey Alyce Simoncini
Rebecca Spencer (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, UMass Amherst
The Effect of Sleep on Memory Reconsolidation


694 Concourse 8:30-9:15 Board 98
Kimberly M. Whitney
Rebecca Spencer (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, UMass Amherst
The Effects of Napping on Emotional Memory in Young Children

695 Concourse 8:30-9:15 Board 99
Phoebe Grace Hannon
Melinda Novak (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, UMass Amherst
Probiotic Treatment of Anxious and Self-Injurious Behavior in Rhesus Macaques

698 Concourse 10:45-11:30 Board 100
William Frederick Lougee Rodriguez
Jeffrey Starns (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, UMass Amherst
Finding the Most Efficient Way of Teaching Bayesian Reasoning

699 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board 21
Zoee G. Forde
Kathryn Prentiss
Kirby Deater-Deckard (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Westfield State University
The Interplay of Socioeconomic Stress, Emotional Regulation, and Depression in Women with Young Children

700 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board 22
Olivia Lee Hamparsoomian
Jack Alexander Szpiler (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, Westfield State University
An Exploration of Stress in the Working Student

701 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board 23
Connor Robert Kennedy
Alissa Katelyn Smith
Lynn Shelley (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, Westfield State University
Color and Emotion Association

702 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board 24
Corinne Ouellette
Thomas A. Daniel (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, Westfield State University
Comparing the Effects of Auditory, Visual, and Taste Stimuli on Working Memory

703 Concourse 10:45-11:30 Board 65
Ekaterina Elizabeth Blum
Phoebe Lin (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Philosophy and Psychology, Framingham State University
Prejudice and Homeschooling

704 Concourse 10:45-11:30 Board 66
Marly Lauren Brutus
Phoebe Lin (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Philosophy and Psychology, Framingham State University
How Plus-Sized Women Are Compared to Average-Sized Women

705 Concourse 10:45-11:30 Board 67
Andrea Lee DeLucia
Rachel Kjersgard
Ashley J. White
Phoebe Lin (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Philosophy and Psychology, Framingham State University
Gender Bias

706 Concourse 10:45-11:30 Board 68
Kandace Paige Demers
Phoebe Lin (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Philosophy and Psychology, Framingham State University
The Effects of Parental Sex and Diagnosis Type on Child Outcomes and Parental Success

707 Concourse 10:45-11:30 Board 69
Alyssa Rose Figueiredo
Molly Bronwen Driscoll
Phoebe Lin (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Philosophy and Psychology, Framingham State University
Modern Social Views on Women’s Pregnancy Status and Age Differences

708 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board 7
Shauna Lyndsey Condon
Kate M. Martin (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of History, Cape Cod Community College
Fear Responses: A Look at the Psychological Effects of Contagious Disease Outbreaks on Individuals

709 Concourse 10:45-11:30 Board 70
Lindsey M. Parent
Phoebe Lin (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Philosophy and Psychology, Framingham State University

The Effects of Power Posing on Cognitive and Behavioral Performance



710 Concourse 10:45-11:30 Board 71
Ashley Elizabeth Timons
Brianna LaFlash
Phoebe Lin (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Philosophy and Psychology, Framingham State University
Perceptions of Traditional and Non-traditional Masculinity

711 Concourse 10:45-11:30 Board 72
Tanya A. Tovar
Phoebe Lin (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Philosophy and Psychology, Framingham State University
Perceptions of Psychology and Education: Importance of Diversity in Classrooms

712 Concourse 10:45-11:30 Board 73
Riana Michelle Quinn
Jenny Olin Shanahan (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Academic Affairs, Bridgewater State University

The Role of Social Support in Academic Outcomes for First-Generation and Continuing-Generation College Students at Bridgewater State University



713 Concourse 10:45-11:30 Board 99
Cara Patricia Bosco
Jeffrey Starns (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, UMass Amherst
Effects of Classroom Instruction in a Visualization Method for Bayesian Reasoning

715 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board 11
Emmanuella Nei
Trust Opara
Rhiana Wegner (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, UMass Boston
Racial/Ethnic Group Comparisons of Drinking Game Behaviors

718 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board 7
Trust Opara
Rhiana Wegner (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, UMass Boston
Is Aggression toward Women Linked to Revenge-Seeking or Not Being Able to Appropriately Express One’s Emotions, Particularly Post-Rejection?

719 Concourse 1:30-2:15 Board 80
Valerie Goutama
Kaitlin Louise Parent
Vivian Ciaramitaro (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, UMass Boston
How the Emotion We See Is Influenced by the Emotion We Hear Depends on the Visibility of a Face

720 Concourse 1:30-2:15 Board 81
Newton Jordao
Vivian Ciaramitaro (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, UMass Boston

Video Gamers Outperform Non-video Gamers in Cross-Modal Attention



721 Concourse 1:30-2:15 Board 82
Xenia Leviyah
Vivian Ciaramitaro (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, UMass Boston

Interactions between Stimulus Salience and Timing Determine the Extent to Which a Sound Alters Visual Detectability



722 Concourse 1:30-2:15 Board 83
Erinda Morina
Nicolas Raymond
Vivian Ciaramitaro (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, UMass Boston

Maintained Negative Biases in Social Anxiety via Biased Adaptation to Happy and Angry Faces Depends on Face Gender



723 Concourse 1:30-2:15 Board 84
Neuba Miriam Silva
Vivian Ciaramitaro (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, UMass Boston
Does Musical Training Improve Cross-Modal Attention?

724 Concourse 1:30-2:15 Board 85
Ashley Megan Smith
Sarah A. Hayes-Skelton (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, UMass Boston

Variety and Frequency of Cognitive Distortions in Clients Participating in Treatment for Social Anxiety



725 Concourse 1:30-2:15 Board 86
Isaac Ashton
Paul Gerard Nestor (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, UMass Boston
Exploring Polygenic by Environment Effects on Social Cognition

726 Concourse 1:30-2:15 Board 87
Amanda DaCova
Rhiana Wegner (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, UMass Boston
An Investigation of Drinking Game Play Motives and Frequency of Alcohol Use

727 Concourse 1:30-2:15 Board 88
Stephanie Moraes
Rhiana Wegner (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, UMass Boston

How Various Motives are Associated with Attempts to Determine One’s Relationship Status and Jealousy-Induction Intentions in Early Developing Relationships



728 Concourse 1:30-2:15 Board 89
Kaosisochukwu Onochie
Keith Welker (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, UMass Boston
Trait Mindfulness Predicts Positive Emotionality and Social Enjoyment in Zero-Acquaintance Dyadic Conversations

729 Concourse 1:30-2:15 Board 90
Anna R. Sullivan
Jennifer MB Fugate (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, UMass Dartmouth
The Effect of Race-Related Words on Categorical Perception of Race

730 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board 14
Skye Clayton
Claire Chang
Jenny Guo
Tracy T. Tran
Maureen Perry-Jenkins (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, UMass Amherst

Enhancing Parents’ Health and Well-Being: Testing the Feasibility of a Prenatal Intervention for Low-Income Parents



731 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board 15
Kalyn Alecia Cochran
Bridgett Galvin (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Philosophy and Psychology, Framingham State University

The Views of Sexual Harassment across Countries



732 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board 16
Camilla Campos De Souza
Jillian Cassidy Pellegrini
Brianna M. Williams
Bridgett Galvin (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Philosophy and Psychology, Framingham State University

Humor Style in Relation to Depression and Well-Being



733 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board 17
Thalia M. Jimenez
Olivia Genevieve Reardon
Bridgett Galvin (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Philosophy and Psychology, Framingham State University
Situational Comedy: An Analysis of Friends and Contributing Factors of Humor

734 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board 18
Meg Lynn Callahan
Lacey Abigail Waskiewicz
Paul Michael Galvin (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Philosophy and Psychology, Framingham State University
The Effect of Color on Food Consumption

735 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board 19
Isaac Lopes De Souza
Paul Michael Galvin (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Philosophy and Psychology, Framingham State University
The Effect of Exercise on the Physical Health of Athletes and Novices

736 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board 20
Danielle Fischer
Paul Michael Galvin (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Philosophy and Psychology, Framingham State University
Religion's Acceptance of Different Lifestyles

737 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board 21
Angela Nancie Fleury
Paul Michael Galvin (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Philosophy and Psychology, Framingham State University
The Impact of Memory Recall and Self-Esteem on Perceived Stress

738 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board 22
Mayara Belli Moreira
Paul Michael Galvin (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Philosophy and Psychology, Framingham State University
Factors That Contribute to Goal Achievement and Goal Failure 

739 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board 23
Martha T. Murphy
Paul Michael Galvin (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Philosophy and Psychology, Framingham State University
Religion, Family Size, Life Satisfaction

740 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board 24
Kevyna D.H. Nolen
Paul Michael Galvin (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Philosophy and Psychology, Framingham State University
Differential Perceptions of Judgement Based on Race

741 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board 25
Caroline Elana Schlossberg
Paul Michael Galvin (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Philosophy and Psychology, Framingham State University
Noise Disturbances and Attention Affecting Performance and Anxiety

742 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board 26
Geena Elizabeth Whittredge
Paul Michael Galvin (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Philosophy and Psychology, Framingham State University
Underdogs and Underprivileged People: What Makes Us Like One but Not the Other

743 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board 27
Nicolette Cooper Husselbee
Michael J. Greenstein (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, Framingham State University
The Effects of Anger on Eyewitness Identification in a Lineup

744 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board 28
Luisanna Marie Castillo
Bridgett Galvin (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Philosophy and Psychology, Framingham State University
Beating the Odds: Goal Attainment in Residential Mental Health Treatment

750 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board 1
Katherine Costello
Deborah McMakin (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Philosophy and Psychology, Framingham State University

The Perceived Effects of Facebook Profiles on Relationship Satisfaction



751 Concourse 2:30-3:15 Board 73
Jocelyn Bezuka
Dawn Vreven (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, Framingham State University
Social Media, Narcissism, and Self-Perception

752 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board 11
Ryan Paul-Thomas Connearney
Hollie Margaret Brown
Dawn Vreven (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, Framingham State University

The Effects of Gender and Facial Piercings on Perceived Attractiveness



753 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board 12
Carolina Rosetti DeCastro
Francine Giotto
Megan Elizabeth Robertson
Dawn Vreven (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, Framingham State University
The Effects of Encoding Specificity and Music on Memory Retrieval

754 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board 13
Kristen Jernberg
Markiyah C. Bullard
Dawn Vreven (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, Framingham State University
Effects of Skin Tone and Shirt Color on Perceived Attractiveness

755 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board 14
Kylie E. Macintyre
Jennifer Stevens
Dawn Vreven (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, Framingham State University

The Effect of Gender and Sexual-Assault Severity on Perception of Self-Esteem



756 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board 15
Cassandra J. Matias
Dawn Vreven (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, Framingham State University
The Human-Animal Interaction Study: Do People Prefer Animals over Humans?

757 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board 16
Marissa L. Pereira
Shelly Nardi
Dawn Vreven (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, Framingham State University
The Effect of Word Length and Repetition on Memory

758 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board 17
Morgan VanBeek
Haley M. Duprey
Dawn Vreven (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, Framingham State University

Effect of Text Color on College Students' Memory




759 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board 18
Niharika Kareddy
Youngbin Kwak (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, UMass Amherst
Behavioral Mechanisms of Human Impulsive Behaviors during Decision Making 

760 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board 2
Kristen M. Keenan
Deborah McMakin (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Philosophy and Psychology, Framingham State University

Undergraduates’ Perceptions of Marijuana Use: Do Gender and Usage Matter?



761 Concourse 11:45-12:30 Board 99
Brianna Nicole LaFlash
Deborah McMakin (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Philosophy and Psychology, Framingham State University
Combatting “Trans”gression: Perceptions of Violence toward Transgender Individuals Based on Gender Identity and Race

762 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board 33
Hannah Wisniewski
Jennifer McDermott (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, UMass Amherst
iCons: Children's Motivation to Social and Non-social Reward Stimuli

763 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board 4
Jillian Elizabeth Lake
Deborah McMakin (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Philosophy and Psychology, Framingham State University

The Effect of Gender and Feminist Affiliations on Hiring Likelihood



764 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board 5
Thansuda Namsena
Deborah McMakin (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Philosophy and Psychology, Framingham State University

Perceived Support Systems and Academic Motivation of Employed Undergraduates



765 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board 6
Jillian Cassidy Pellegrini
Deborah McMakin (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Philosophy and Psychology, Framingham State University
Parenting Styles and Parental Modeling of Alcohol Consumption in Relation to College Student Drinking

766 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board 7
Douglas Sinclair B. Sinclair
Deborah McMakin (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Philosophy and Psychology, Framingham State University

Gender and Socioeconomic Status on Perceived Academic Motivation and Achievement



767 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board 8
Julia Ann Sullivan
Deborah McMakin (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Philosophy and Psychology, Framingham State University
Academic and Social Success in College: Does Shared Living Space Matter?



768 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board 9
Jocelyn Bezuka
Nicole E. Rossi (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, Framingham State University

Perceptions of Medically-Based Treatment versus Multidisciplinary Treatment for Patients with Mental Disorders



769 Concourse 3:30-4:15 Board 97
Catherine Lydia Lin Bergeron
Nicole M. Rosa (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, Worcester State University
The Effects of Participation in Activities on Well-Being

770 Concourse 3:30-4:15 Board 98
Monica Greenlaw
Katelyn E. Norsworthy
Benjamin Jee (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, Worcester State University
Cognitive Supports for Visual Comparison in Middle-School STEM Textbooks

771 Concourse 3:30-4:15 Board 99
Steve J. Rose
Brandi Silver (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, Worcester State University

Student Service Members/Veterans at Worcester State University: Sense of Support, Strategies for Learning, and Adjustment to College



775 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board 29
Madison Claire Babula
Joe Camilleri (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, Westfield State University

Examining Bicycle Usage and Attitudes toward Cycling among Westfield, Massachusetts Residents



776 Concourse 4:30-5:15 Board 76
Ilhan Nikae Braxton
Katie Dixon-Gordon (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, UMass Amherst
The Cultural Adaptation of Evidence-Based Treatments

777 Concourse 4:30-5:15 Board 77
Molly Caisse
Vanessa Demaral
Jessica Matthews (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, UMass Amherst

Impact of Birth-Father Contact Changes on Adoptee Satisfaction



778 Concourse 4:30-5:15 Board 78
Taryn G. Canfield
Rebecca A. Burwell (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, Westfield State University
Correlates of Adverse Childhood Experiences

779 Concourse 4:30-5:15 Board 79
Winnie Ching
Kyle R. Cave (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, UMass Amherst
The Use of Visual and Verbal Working Memory in Visual Search

780 Concourse 4:30-5:15 Board 80
Martha Dresley Doxsey
Jerrold Meyer (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, UMass Amherst
Fingernails as a Biomarker of Chronic Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis Activity

781 Concourse 4:30-5:15 Board 81
Brandon Scott Ewing
Jessica Thelen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Westfield State University
How Blockbuster Films Portray Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Where They Fall Short

782 Concourse 4:30-5:15 Board 82
Brianna Mary Forte
Bonnie Strickland (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, UMass Amherst

Authoritarianism and Well-Being after the 2016 Presidential Election



783 Concourse 4:30-5:15 Board 83
Lauren E. Harnedy
Katie Dixon-Gordon (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, UMass Amherst

The Role of Emotion-Regulation Difficulties in Self-Damaging Behaviors and Suicidality among a College Student Sample



784 Concourse 4:30-5:15 Board 84
Zara Mahmood
Brian Lickel (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, UMass Amherst
The Dehumanization of Immigrants and Refugees

785 Concourse 4:30-5:15 Board 85
Courtney Marie McMahon
Joonkoo Park (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, UMass Amherst
Neural Sensitivity to Numerical and Non-numerical Magnitudes Contributing to Mathematical Competence

786 Concourse 4:30-5:15 Board 86
Anna F. Paterson
Alexandra Jesse (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, UMass Amherst
Predicting How Words Continue: Can Knowledge about Permissible Sound Combinations Speed Up Spoken-Word Recognition? 

787 Concourse 4:30-5:15 Board 87
Devon Wiley
Jerrold Meyer (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, UMass Amherst
Preconception and Prenatal Stress and the Prevalence of Cortisol in Lower-Income Mother-Child Dyads

PUBLIC HEALTH

788 Concourse 4:30-5:15 Board 51
Sofia Elisa Bacon
Kayla M. Clarke
Colleen Elice Cook
Lisa Chasan-Taber (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Public Health, UMass Amherst
Teen Pregnancy in South-Central United States

789 Concourse 4:30-5:15 Board 52
Ashley Marie Deleo
Kristen Marie Pierce
Olivia Stoddard
Lisa Chasan-Taber (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Public Health, UMass Amherst
Food Deserts and Childhood Obesity in Louisiana

790 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board 3
Matthew James Eden
Chaitra Gopalappa (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, UMass Amherst
Simulating the Spread of HIV in America's IDU Population

791 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board 4
Rebecca F. Goldberg
Laura Vandenberg (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Environmental Health Sciences, UMass Amherst
Deception by Design: A Case-Study Analysis of Manufactured Doubt

792 Concourse 4:30-5:15 Board 53
Kim O. St Phard
Shealee Marie Engen
Audrey Jeanne Foxx
Lisa Chasan-Taber (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Public Health, UMass Amherst
Abortion Access in Texas

793 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board 6
Madison Leigh Waple
Emily Catherine Lynch
Liam C. Placek
Luke Sudarsky
Lisa Chasan-Taber (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Public Health, UMass Amherst
Suicide in First Responders

802 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board 28
Sreeja Bapatla
Timothy Lang (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Commonwealth Honors College, UMass Amherst

An Evaluation of the Sustainability and Applicability of the Danish Healthcare Model



803 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board 29
Maureen Adene Cottrell
Edward J. Calabrese (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Environmental Health Sciences, UMass Amherst
Hormesis Research Funding 

804 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board 36
Michele Nora Vollemans
Rebecca F. Goldberg
Grace Jenkins
Isabelle Springer
Lisa Chasan-Taber (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Public Health, UMass Amherst
Investigating MMR Vaccination Rates in Californian Youth


805 Auditorium 10:45-11:30 Board 8
Kai Catalina Pombo
Kate M. Martin (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of History, Cape Cod Community College
Global Eradication of Polio: A Paradigm for Immunization and Public Health 

809 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board 27
John Timothy Michael Locke
Jeanie Tietjen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Massachusetts Bay Community College
Gun Violence and Mental Health


810 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board 34
Emma Rose Cyr
Lisa Wexler (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Public Health, UMass Amherst
Multilevel Contributors and Meanings Associated with Indigenous Youth Suicide

811 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board 11
Madeline Killeen
Mariana Calle (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Health Sciences, Worcester State University
Nutritional Habits and Perceived Risk of Type-2 Diabetes in College Students

812 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board 12
Nicole Palermo
Larry W. McKenna (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Environmental Science and Policy Program, Framingham State University
Influenza Infection Rates Are Predictable via Specific Humidity


814 Concourse 1:30-2:15 Board 52
Julia Green
Dean E. Robinson (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Political Science, UMass Amherst

The Interactions between Genetics and Disparities May Predict Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Outcomes among American Women



815 Concourse 1:30-2:15 Board 53
Samantha Ann Karle
Dean E. Robinson (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Political Science, UMass Amherst

The United States Opioid Epidemic: A Comparative Analysis of Systemic Risk Factors




816 Concourse 1:30-2:15 Board 54
Olivia Diane DiGangi
Jillian Alai
Caitlin Christine Finnerty
Gennifer Greenberg
Lisa Chasan-Taber (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Public Health, UMass Amherst
Suicide in LGBTQIA+ Youth

817 Concourse 1:30-2:15 Board 55
Daniela Elise Walters
Samantha Rae McGrath
Zoe Lee Thomas
Elizabeth Pierce Wettengel
Lisa Chasan-Taber (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Public Health, UMass Amherst
Intimate Partner Violence against Women in Massachusetts

818 Concourse 1:30-2:15 Board 56
Stephanie Gaglini
Mary V. Andrianopoulos (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Communication Disorders, UMass Amherst
The Efficacy of a Telepractice Service Delivery Model to Deliver Speech and Language Services to Children with Autism

819 Concourse 1:30-2:15 Board 57
Nicole Hardy
Mary V. Andrianopoulos (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Communication Disorders, UMass Amherst
Auditory Processing in Autism Spectrum Disorders

820 Concourse 1:30-2:15 Board 58
Alison Elizabeth McHugh
Mary V. Andrianopoulos (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Communication Disorders, UMass Amherst

Using Preferred Visual Stimuli to Deliver Telepractice Services to Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder



821 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board 9
Megan Askew
Benjamin David Wendorf (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of History, Quinsigamond Community College
Violent Undertakings of Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and the Effects It Has on Them

829 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board 34
Abby Ann Lilak
Tim Ford (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Environmental Health Sciences, UMass Amherst
iCons: Examination of Current Screening and Prevention Methods of Cholera in Latin America and the Caribbean

830 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board 37
Bolat Alex White
Mary Abigail Lavery
Brittany Nicole Rosen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Public Health, UMass Amherst

The Significance of Urban Green Space in Promoting Community Health and Physical Activity



831 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board 41
John F. Gallagher
Jill Hoover (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Communication Disorders, UMass Amherst
Using Language Sample Analysis to Assess Progress following Grammatical Treatment for Developmental Language Disorder

832 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board 42
Carly Anne Greenberg
Jill Hoover (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Communication Disorders, UMass Amherst
Lexical Processing in Specific Language Impairment

833 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board 43
Lauren Daley
Madison Weitlauf
Brittany Nicole Rosen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Public Health, UMass Amherst
Maternal Mortality in Sierra Leone and Potential Avenues of Improvement

834 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board 44
Margaret Anna Dinneen
Cory L. Hitzenbuhler
Jessica S. Silva
Brittany Nicole Rosen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Public Health, UMass Amherst
Impacts of Inadequate Access to Mental Healthcare in Rural Areas

835 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board 45
Julia Margery Duncan
Alyssa Nicole Muise
Anthony Alexander Poluyanoff
Brittany Nicole Rosen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Public Health, UMass Amherst
The Relationship between Acrylamide Exposure and Cancer in Disproportionately-Affected Populations

836 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board 46
Marissa Ellen Pepicelli
Jeffrey Louis Heithmar
Brittany Nicole Rosen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Public Health, UMass Amherst
The Effect of Opioids on Addiction in Massachusetts

837 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board 47
Brielle Ruth
Hind Aljarahi
Brittany Nicole Rosen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Public Health, UMass Amherst
Mental Health within the Refugee Population in the United States

838 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board 48
Ashley Kennes
Laura Reed (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Political Science, UMass Amherst
Tackling the Black Biology Threat: A Framework for Scientific Responsibility

839 Auditorium 3:30-4:15 Board 49
Taylor Kovarik
Laura Reed (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Political Science, UMass Amherst

A Brief Analysis of the Medical Management of the 2014-2016 Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak in West Africa



840 Concourse 3:30-4:15 Board 51
Meghan Grace Brennan
Madeleine Elle Pomeroy
Jilliana Melissa Rodriguez
Lillian June Ross
Nicole VanKim (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, UMass Amherst
The Effects of Indoor Air Pollution on Health in Low-Income Housing in the United States

841 Concourse 3:30-4:15 Board 52
Julia Mariah Church
Roosevelt Amanfo
Carly Forrester
Kailee Kennedy
Shannon Grace Weir
Nicole VanKim (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, UMass Amherst
Infant Mortality Rates among Black, Non-Hispanic Mothers in the US

842 Concourse 3:30-4:15 Board 53
Caelin Curley
Jalen R. Chase-Malcolm
Jessica Guerrier
Nicole VanKim (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, UMass Amherst
Mental Health - Binge Eating Disorder among Young Adult Females within the United States: A Look at Strategies and Intervention

843 Concourse 3:30-4:15 Board 54
Katherine M. Lepanto
Bar Cohen
Catalina Gabriela Lugo
Doris Akinyi Nyamwaya
Nicole VanKim (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, UMass Amherst
Child Food Insecurity and Its Adverse Effects on Childhood Development

844 Concourse 3:30-4:15 Board 55
Ivy Pham
Linly Kaira
Shaney Nguyen
Nickolas Edward Spintig
Nicole VanKim (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, UMass Amherst
Tobacco Use of Adolescents in Low-Income Communities in the US

845 Concourse 3:30-4:15 Board 56
Leo G. Wackler
Annakarina Mercedes Aguila
Lisa Leong
Rashaad Penn
Nicole VanKim (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, UMass Amherst
Alternatives to Incarceration for the Rehabilitation of People with Substance Use Disorders

847 Concourse 4:30-5:15 Board 88
Kenneth James Bourdon
Jessica Thelen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Westfield State University
The Relevance of PTSD in Contemporary US Society

848 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board 16
Brittany Paige Eliason
Laura Reed (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Political Science, UMass Amherst
Combating Clostridium difficile: Reducing Antibiotic Overuse and Misuse

849 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board 17
Nicholas P. Fordham
David L. Chin (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Health Sciences, UMass Amherst
An Analysis of the Effectiveness of Emergency Medical Services in Response to Time-Sensitive Afflictions

850 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board 5
Jenna Lansbury
Laura Reed (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Political Science, UMass Amherst
Failing the Frail: Advocating for Our Nation's Most Vulnerable

851 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board 19
Mary Abigail Lavery
Michael Begay (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Public Health, UMass Amherst
Reducing the Risk of Melanoma in College Athletes

852 Concourse 4:30-5:15 Board 54
Debbie Okpoebo
Casey Galat
Penelope Pekow (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, UMass Amherst
Reducing the Burden of Diabetes in New Orleans

853 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board 21
Tianyi Ren
Pallavi Pant (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Environmental Health Sciences, UMass Amherst
Assessing the Impact of Meteorological Parameters on the Performance of Low-Cost Air Quality Sensors

854 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board 22
Morgan Williams
Allison Jean Pelletier
Penelope Pekow (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, UMass Amherst
Diabetes Management in the Navajo Nation


855 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board 40
Joseph Kha Cao
Krystal Pollitt (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Environmental Health Sciences, UMass Amherst
Development of a Novel Active Air Sampling Device

856 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board 41
Sarah Eileen Esenther
Krystal Pollitt (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Environmental Health Sciences, UMass Amherst
Assessment of Children’s Personal Exposure to Traffic-Related Air Pollution in Springfield, Massachusetts


857 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board 42
Elizabeth Z. Lin
Krystal Pollitt (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Environmental Health Sciences, UMass Amherst

The Fresh Air Wristband: Profiling Environmental Exposures Using a Wearable Air Pollutant Monitor



858 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board 43
Layal Ghrear
Jessica Rose O'Malley
Penelope Pekow (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, UMass Amherst
Obesity in School-Aged Children in Springfield, Massachusetts

859 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board 44
Bailey Elizabeth McCarthy
Jaeyeun Suk
Penelope Pekow (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, UMass Amherst
Improving Depression and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Haitian Refugee Communities in Florida

860 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board 45
Ashlie Rockwood
Kayla Marie Jacque
Penelope Pekow (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, UMass Amherst
Programs to Reduce Infant Mortality in Rural Mississippi

SOCIAL WORK

875 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board 34
Madison Leigh O'Donnell
Deborah Keisch (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Civic Engagement & Service-Learning, UMass Amherst
Recruiting Permanent Mentors for Big Brothers Big Sisters

SOCIOLOGY

878 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board 28
Jacqueline Mei-Yi Ng
Jeanie Tietjen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Massachusetts Bay Community College

The Kontroversial Kardashians: An Examination of the Kardashian-Jenner Family’s Widespread Social Influence




879 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board 29
Charles John Santamaria
Jeanie Tietjen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Massachusetts Bay Community College
America’s Reconciliation between Racism and Poverty: The Link between Racial and Economic Inequality Playing a Role in the “Inner City"

880 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board 30
Andrew Timothy Varey
Jeanie Tietjen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Massachusetts Bay Community College
Where Hearts and Minds May Leave, the Soul Will Forever Remain: A Search for the Increase in Young Veterans' Suicides

881 Concourse 11:45-12:30 Board 56
Xavier Joreim Orozco
Michael Thomas Calicchio
Curtis John Good
Susan Machado
Marian Cohen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Sociology, Framingham State University
Thinking of the Youth: Factors That Contribute to Juvenile Delinquency

882 Concourse 11:45-12:30 Board 57
Haris MN Kum
LaTasha K. Sarpy (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Sociology, Bunker Hill Community College

Weather Relation to Consumer Consumption



883 Concourse 11:45-12:30 Board 60
Diana Isabel Cabreja
LaTasha K. Sarpy (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Sociology, Bunker Hill Community College
How Can We Involve Young Latino Immigrants in Boston Politics?

884 Concourse 11:45-12:30 Board 61
Guoren Chen
LaTasha K. Sarpy (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Sociology, Bunker Hill Community College
Weather and Human Emotions


885 Concourse 11:45-12:30 Board 62
Thanaphon Indrakamhaeng
LaTasha K. Sarpy (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Sociology, Bunker Hill Community College

Weather and Life Satisfaction



886 Concourse 11:45-12:30 Board 63
Chau Minh Ly
Linh Thuy Pham
LaTasha K. Sarpy (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Sociology, Bunker Hill Community College

How Skin Changes in Each Season



887 Concourse 11:45-12:30 Board 64
Dieynaba Awa Ndiaye
LaTasha K. Sarpy (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Sociology, Bunker Hill Community College
Effects of Weather Conditions on Car Accidents



888 Concourse 11:45-12:30 Board 65
Daniel G. Perez
LaTasha K. Sarpy (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Sociology, Bunker Hill Community College
Millennial Work Environment

889 Concourse 11:45-12:30 Board 66
Stephanie Petit Jean Louis
LaTasha K. Sarpy (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Sociology, Bunker Hill Community College
Weather and Obesity

890 Concourse 11:45-12:30 Board 67
Jadson Prince
LaTasha K. Sarpy (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Sociology, Bunker Hill Community College
Weather's Effect on Gun Violence


891 Concourse 11:45-12:30 Board 68
Olga-Janelly Suazo
LaTasha K. Sarpy (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Sociology, Bunker Hill Community College
The Effects Weather Has on Sickness and Diseases

892 Concourse 11:45-12:30 Board 69
Grace Umana
LaTasha K. Sarpy (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Sociology, Bunker Hill Community College
Implementation of Triple-Bottom-Line Model for Sustainable Energy Sources to Cut City Spending and Improve American Lives


893 Concourse 11:45-12:30 Board 76
Alexandra Marie Benjamin
Tiffany L. Ernst
Brooke Ashleigh LaFlamme
Xavier L. Guadalupe-Diaz (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Sociology, Framingham State University

Peers, Strain, and Motivation: Misuse of Prescription and Non-prescription Stimulants among Adolescents



894 Concourse 11:45-12:30 Board 77
Nicole M. Catalano
Kayla Aguirre
Ryan Michael Faldasz
Bailey R. O'Brien
Xavier L. Guadalupe-Diaz (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Sociology, Framingham State University

Social Factors That Influence Youth Alcohol and Marijuana Abuse



895 Concourse 11:45-12:30 Board 78
Iyla Symone Driggs
Niall P. Stephens (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Communication, Framingham State University
Effect of Racial Hate Crimes at Framingham State University on Students of Color

896 Concourse 11:45-12:30 Board 79
Julia Catharine Giannetto
Rachel Miriam Bayliss
Amanda J. Poulin
Xavier L. Guadalupe-Diaz (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Sociology, Framingham State University
Adolescent Risky Behavior: Systemic Influences

897 Concourse 11:45-12:30 Board 80
Leah E. Holland
Kelvin Crisostomo
Zakery Micheal Walker
Xavier L. Guadalupe-Diaz (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Sociology, Framingham State University

What Factors Influence Opinions on Adoption: Race, Sexual Orientation, and Support for Diverse Adoptive Families



898 Concourse 11:45-12:30 Board 81
Rebekah Kay Jenkins
Viola Y. Delgado
Bruna Souza Salomao
Aurora Marie Sullivan
Xavier L. Guadalupe-Diaz (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Sociology, Framingham State University
The Relationship of Structural and Social Factors to Types of Homicides

899 Concourse 1:30-2:15 Board 63
Rachel Marie Burgess
Meaghann Ackerman
Haley Elizabeth Duggan
Shawn-Michael Moniz
Marian Cohen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Sociology, Framingham State University

Being Mean Behind the Screen: The Search for Characteristics in Cyber Victims



900 Concourse 1:30-2:15 Board 64
Elizabeth P. Cavicchi
Steve Santiago
Marian Cohen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Sociology, Framingham State University
Child Abuse: Effects Last a Lifetime

901 Concourse 1:30-2:15 Board 65
Deron A. Hines
Svenn Gustav Jacobson
Roberto Ortega
Rashaun Rivers
Vincent Ferraro (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Sociology, Framingham State University
Gun Support: What's Racism Got to Do with It?

902 Concourse 1:30-2:15 Board 66
JohnRobert Vincent Mahoney
Nathan B. McGowan-Gehan
Ezekiel Mercer-McDowall
Amanda J. Mula
Vincent Ferraro (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Sociology, Framingham State University
Reading Books to Smoking Dope: Academic Strain and Substance Abuse, Use, and Delinquency

903 Concourse 1:30-2:15 Board 67
Jose Gabriel Roman-Borrero
Marquise Kenneth Bartley-Browne
Joshua Brown
Matthew Thomas Nettnay
Vincent Ferraro (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Sociology, Framingham State University
The Opioid Crisis and Heroin Epidemic: Public Perception of Heroin Use and Parental Approval

904 Concourse 1:30-2:15 Board 68
Shannon Nicole Ross
Marian Cohen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Sociology, Framingham State University
Improving Health: Factors That Affect Mental and Physical Health of Individuals

905 Concourse 1:30-2:15 Board 69
Kimberly Anne Slack
Gilda Darianna Borbon
Ashley Marie Driscoll
Nathanais C. Madera
Vincent Ferraro (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Sociology, Framingham State University
Which Program Will Come out on Top? A Study of the Effectiveness of Sex Education Programs in America

906 Concourse 1:30-2:15 Board 70
Jackson David Stevens
Robin Bannon
Hailey Ryan Small
Jace Williams
Vincent Ferraro (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Sociology, Framingham State University
If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Join ‘Em: An Explanatory Look at the 1.5 Generation in America

908 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board 2
Becca Ann Ellis
Ashley Courtemanche
Palloma Jovita
Idalis Salgado
Elizabeth Whalley (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Sociology, Framingham State University
Must Be Sex on the Brain: The Effectiveness of Sex Education in the United States

909 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board 3
Allison N. Gath
Rachel Marie Bruning
Shannon Colleen Fitzgerald
Bridget Rae McGrail
Elizabeth Whalley (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Sociology, Framingham State University
Household Horrors: A Study on the Causal Factors for Child Victimization

910 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board 32
Rebekah Whitney LaHair
Alex Briesacher (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Sociology, Worcester State University
First-Generation Students and Support Systems

911 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board 33
Mary Diane Tremblay
Alex Briesacher (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Sociology, Worcester State University
The Lack of Service for an Epidemic

912 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board 4
Desiree Adalisa Gonzalez
Stephen Beahn
Darian Belizaire
Emily Lynn Thomas
Elizabeth Whalley (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Sociology, Framingham State University
Tell Me "Y": The Causes of Juvenile Delinquency among Millennials

913 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board 5
Brandon Martinez
Joseph Leyva
Zachary Lozzi
Bradford T. Murray
Elizabeth Whalley (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Sociology, Framingham State University
The Melting Pot: Attitudes toward Immigrants in the United States

914 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board 6
Brandon C. Portillo
Julia Marie Giard
Thomas Jurchak
Brianna Marie Santry
Elizabeth Whalley (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Sociology, Framingham State University

Hooked: The Path from Experimentation to Addiction among Adolescents



SUSTAINABLE FOOD AND FARMING

924 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board 40
Emily Renee Ayers
Michaela Elliott
Shawheen John Fagan
Ellyse Maynard
Shawn D. Monast
Ericson Dumaoal Ortiz
Adrian Radel
Makhara Ung
Elsa Petit (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Stockbridge School of Agriculture, UMass Amherst

Can Artificial Hormones Fix a Detrimental Natural Problem?



925 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board 41
Elizabeth Anne Bond
Mia Elizabeth Cogliano
Daniel Tayi Mokoena
Nicholas Newyen
Dillan Skamarycz
Nick Steiman
Renee Patrice Waller
Angela Young
Elsa Petit (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Stockbridge School of Agriculture, UMass Amherst

A Bitter Truth: The Future without Bees and How Scientists and Farmers Are Trying to Solve It



926 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board 42
Andrew Burden
Benjamin T. Baldi
Denise Buciuman-Coman
Jessica Freda
Rachel Bailey Lawlor
Jay B. Patel
Somontha E. Prum
Emily Sevigne
Elsa Petit (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Stockbridge School of Agriculture, UMass Amherst
Mycoremediation: A Sustainable Alternative for Pollution Removal

927 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board 43
Jacob Charles Davis
Karen Sokel
Elsa Petit (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Stockbridge School of Agriculture, UMass Amherst
Student-Run Organic Vineyard Enterprise

928 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board 44
Liam Sean Fitzgerald
Madison Barrett
Hunter M. Blanchard
Jeffrey Raymond Lamb
Colleen Catherine McHugh
Ellen Nguyen
Ioannis Siokas
Emily J. Zaleski
Elsa Petit (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Stockbridge School of Agriculture, UMass Amherst
Is Halloween Doomed for New England? The Impacts of Climate Change on Plectosporium tabacinum Geographic Viability

929 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board 45
Ryan Hazel
Julia Green
Elizabeth Peninah Levson
Andrew Shpyrko
David M. Sklodowska
Elsa Petit (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Stockbridge School of Agriculture, UMass Amherst

Ocean Acidification: Shellecting for Genes to Allow for Growth of Calcified Species




930 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board 46
Kyle Andrew Kenney
Eliza Forrest
Zareef Haider
Margareta Ianosi-Irimie
John A. Mazzone
Rachael Pride
Adam Joshua Ross
Olivia A. Santamaria
Elsa Petit (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Stockbridge School of Agriculture, UMass Amherst
Water We to Do?

931 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board 47
Trevor Jonathan Klock
Elsa Petit (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Stockbridge School of Agriculture, UMass Amherst
Vertical Farming and Aquaponics: Assessing the Costs of a Hybrid Solution to Elevating Agriculture

932 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board 48
Matthew J. Lyons
Liam Patrick Cleary
Elsa Petit (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Stockbridge School of Agriculture, UMass Amherst
Cold-Climate Grape Microbiomes in Wild and Domesticated Cultivars

933 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board 49
Kara N. Noyes
Quang Nguyen
Elsa Petit (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Stockbridge School of Agriculture, UMass Amherst

Herbicide Homicide: Comparing Applications of Biochar as an Effective Method to Remediate Herbicide Residues



934 Auditorium 8:30-9:15 Board 50
Alexandra Zink
Jenna Lesnikowski
Elsa Petit (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Stockbridge School of Agriculture, UMass Amherst
Cold Hardiness of European American Hybrid Grape Varieties in a Changing Climate

935 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board 1
Erica Clark-Tramontozzi
Sarah Bryn Berquist (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Stockbridge School of Agriculture, UMass Amherst

Bringing Permaculture Curricula to Agricultural High Schools



936 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board 10
Caroline Elizabeth Holladay
Sarah Bryn Berquist (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Stockbridge School of Agriculture, UMass Amherst

Outstanding in Their Fields: Sustainability in Conventional Massachusetts Dairy Farms



937 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board 11
Mariana Lachiusa
Sarah Bryn Berquist (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Stockbridge School of Agriculture, UMass Amherst
Herbs for Reclaiming Women's Health

938 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board 12
Jordan Alexandra Lake
Sarah Bryn Berquist (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Stockbridge School of Agriculture, UMass Amherst

Studying Emergence: Enhancing Agricultural Education



939 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board 13
Grace Elli McKay
Sarah Bryn Berquist (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Stockbridge School of Agriculture, UMass Amherst
Cultivating Food Sovereignty through Urban and Peri-urban Farming and Homesteading

940 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board 14
Jennifer Ann Robeson
Ryan J. Claudino
Amanda J. Kinchla (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Food Science, UMass Amherst
Product Development Blueberry Jam: Challenges to Scaling for Commercial Application

941 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board 2
Briana Jo Rubero
Sarah Bryn Berquist (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Stockbridge School of Agriculture, UMass Amherst

Therapeutic Gardening for Special Education



942 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board 3
Mia Elizabeth Cogliano
Sarah Bryn Berquist (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Stockbridge School of Agriculture, UMass Amherst
Greenhouses: Growing Mental Health



943 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board 4
Megan Saraceno
Sarah Bryn Berquist (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Stockbridge School of Agriculture, UMass Amherst
An Intervention in the Food System to Promote Community Wellness and Resilience

944 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board 5
Christopher Dean
Sarah Bryn Berquist (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Stockbridge School of Agriculture, UMass Amherst

From Waste to Soil: Bringing Composting Worms into the Household



945 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board 6
Bailey Bickford
Sarah Bryn Berquist (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Stockbridge School of Agriculture, UMass Amherst

A Brewer’s Guide to Recycling Spent Grain




946 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board 7
Abigail Garaffa
Sarah Bryn Berquist (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Stockbridge School of Agriculture, UMass Amherst
The Demographics of Food Insecurity: How Hunger is Racialized


947 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board 30
Madailein Blaney
Sarah Bryn Berquist (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Stockbridge School of Agriculture, UMass Amherst

American Agricultural Policy: Who Is It Serving?




948 Auditorium 4:30-5:15 Board 9
Raymond Donald Goudreau
Sarah Bryn Berquist (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Stockbridge School of Agriculture, UMass Amherst

Bringing Food to the Desert



THEATER

951 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board 48
Jasper E. Bliss
Catherine Wilcox-Titus (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Visual and Performing Arts, Worcester State University
Acting through Analysis: On Shakespeare, The Seagull, and Stanislavski

952 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board 49
Allison Rachel Confrey
Catherine Wilcox-Titus (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Visual and Performing Arts, Worcester State University
"The Adventures of Kara and Jeff": A Compelling Play about a Girl and a Post

953 Auditorium 2:30-3:15 Board 50
Olivia Rose Edmondson
Catherine Wilcox-Titus (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Visual and Performing Arts, Worcester State University

"Bio Reminiscence": A Theatrical Journey of Scientific Discovery



954 Concourse 2:30-3:15 Board 55
Erica Nicole Weiss
Thomas Lawrence Vacanti (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Dance, UMass Amherst
A Study in Biography and Autobiography in a Contemporary Dance Context and Its Impact on Collegiate Audiences

VETERINARY SCIENCE

955 Concourse 10:45-11:30 Board 74
Jessica-Sophie Horoschak
Lisa M. Minter (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, UMass Amherst

Exploring Protein Kinase C Theta V3 Domain Functions in Jurkat Leukemia T Cells



956 Concourse 2:30-3:15 Board 57
Haeree Hyun Park
Cynthia 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

959 Auditorium 11:45-12:30 Board 47
Ashley Torres
Lorna Rivera (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, UMass Boston

Afro-Colombianas, Feminisms, and Youth Development in Colombia




961 Concourse 11:45-12:30 Board 70
Beverly Joann Breuer
LaTasha K. Sarpy (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Sociology, Bunker Hill Community College
Feminism: Equality for All Women versus an Ideology

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

962 Auditorium 1:30-2:15 Board 31
Hansen Tjo
Sarah L. Perry (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemical Engineering, UMass Amherst
Surfactant Incorporated Polyelectrolyte-Micelle Systems: A Fundamental Investigation