Presenters • Poster Sessions

NEUROSCIENCE


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

NURSING


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

MARKETING


Rachel Marie Bellantoni
Nora Ganim Barnes (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Marketing, UMass Dartmouth
PUMA Company and the Impact of Celebrity Endorsements 



ENGLISH


Allison Marie Wharton
Bartholomew Brinkman (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Framingham State University
Democracy in Marianne Moore's Poetry

NURSING


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





PSYCHOLOGY


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

ENGLISH


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



PSYCHOLOGY


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




Brianna Mary Forte
Bonnie Strickland (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, UMass Amherst

Authoritarianism and Well- Being After the 2016 Presidential Election

Brianna Forte, Deborah Wu, and Jiyoung Park




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



NURSING


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 




Genevieve Sarro
Kristen Sethares (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Nursing, UMass Dartmouth

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




POLITICAL SCIENCE


Noah A. Kouchekinia
Jarice Hanson (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Communication, UMass Amherst

Using Tweets to Analyze Legislative Factions



SOCIOLOGY


Mary Diane Tremblay
Alex Briesacher (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Sociology, Worcester State University
The Lack of Service for an Epidemic


Shannon Nicole Ross
Marian Cohen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Sociology, Framingham State University
Improving Health: Factors That Affect Mental and Physical Health of Individuals

ACCOUNTING


Nathan Childs
Joan Mahoney (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Business, Worcester State University
Back on the Books 

ASTRONOMY


No Qiz
Nane Sydi (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Public Health, UMass Amherst
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POLITICAL SCIENCE


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


ENGLISH LITERATURE


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



PSYCHOLOGY


Madison Claire Babula
Joe Camilleri (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, Westfield State University

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




Ilhan Nikae Braxton
Katie Dixon-Gordon (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, UMass Amherst
The Cultural Adaptation of Evidence-Based Treatments

BIOLOGY


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

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING


Jacqueline Lagasse
Frank Sup (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, UMass Amherst
Communication Interfaces for Child with Neuromuscular Impairment

PUBLIC HEALTH


Mary Abigail Lavery
Michael Begay (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Public Health, UMass Amherst
Reducing the Risk of Melanoma in College Athletes

PSYCHOLOGY


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


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

NURSING


Marjorie Ann Hollohan
Robin R. Leger (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Nursing, Salem State University
Daily Living in Young Adults with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS)

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING


James Joseph Baczewski
Soumitra Basu (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Industrial Technology, Fitchburg State University
Sustainable Net-zero Housing

ASTRONOMY


Tara Sue Dowd
Anne Jaskot (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Astronomy, UMass Amherst

The Origin of Lyman Alpha Emission in the Green Peas



CHEMICAL ENGINEERING


Justinne Renee Guarin
Jungwoo Lee (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemical Engineering, UMass Amherst
Microfluidic Model of a Dynamic Mucous Layer In situ

ENGLISH


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

MANAGEMENT


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

PHYSICS


Matthew James Downing
Andrea Pocar (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Physics, UMass Amherst
Studying the Presence of Krypton-85 in the DarkSide Detector

MUSIC


Lannah Loretta Fitzgerald
Jonathan Thomas Amon (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Music, Bridgewater State University
Recording Reichert's 7 Daily Exercises for Flute on Alto Saxophone

PSYCHOLOGY


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




Thaine Robert Smith
Katie Dixon-Gordon (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, UMass Amherst
Wellbeing and Yoga


Connor Robert Kennedy
Lynn Shelley (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, Westfield State University
Color and Emotion Association

NEUROSCIENCE


Madeline Joanne Clark
Richard G. Hunter (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, UMass Boston

Epigenetic Regulation of NLRP3 Inflammasome Assembly in the Rat Hippocampus.



HISTORY


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

PSYCHOLOGY


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

NURSING


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


ART


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


Daniel Joseph Acuña
Catherine Wilcox-Titus (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Visual and Performing Arts, Worcester State University
The OranguTrump

THEATER


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



ART


Veda Marie Bleau
Catherine Wilcox-Titus (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Visual and Performing Arts, Worcester State University
Equipoise

THEATER


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

MUSIC


Alexander Romito Gardner
Catherine Wilcox-Titus (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Visual and Performing Arts, Worcester State University
Lost in the Closet

ART


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 



THEATER


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

POLITICAL SCIENCE


Anthony Rentsch
Brian F. Schaffner (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Political Science, UMass Amherst
The Elusive "Likely Voter": Improving Prediction of Who Will Vote

CHEMISTRY


Matthew Donald Rollings
Dhandapani Venkataraman (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemistry, UMass Amherst
iCons: Tunability in Organic Electronics: Surfactant Role in Directed Self-Assembly

CRIMINAL JUSTICE


Adam Rose
Emily Z. Brown (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Library, Bristol Community College
Who’s Rights? The Supreme Court on Abortion Law: Roe and Casey

GEOGRAPHY


Phoebe Gelbard
Carey Clouse (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Architecture, UMass Amherst

Where the Glaciers Flow Like Fountains: Perspectives on Climate Change in Chile



BIOLOGY


Atreyi Mukherji
Duncan James Irschick (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, UMass Amherst
Creating Website for 3D Digitized Biological Data

CIVIL ENGINEERING


Hannah Wharton
Krystal Pollitt (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Environmental Health Sciences, UMass Amherst
Using Oxidative Burden to Assess Residential Indoor Air Quality

PSYCHOLOGY


Dominique Kann Altamari
Harold D. Grotevant (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, UMass Amherst

Associations Between Peer Attachment and Positive Adoption Affect Throughout Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood




Taryn G. Canfield
Rebecca A. Burwell (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, Westfield State University
Correlates of Adverse Childhood Experiences


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



PLANT, SOIL, AND INSECT SCIENCES


Bryanna Lee Joyce
Lynn S. Adler (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, UMass Amherst

Mycorrhizal Fungus and Fertilizer affects Lettuce Biomass

Mycorrhizal Fungus and Fertilizer affects Lettuce Biomass

Mycorrhizal Fungus and Fertilizer affects Lettuce Biomass

Mycorrhizal Fungus and Fertilizer affects Lettuce Biomass


VETERINARY SCIENCE


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

PSYCHOLOGY


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?



CHEMISTRY


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



PSYCHOLOGY


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

COMMUNICATION


Emily Adelsberger
Kimberlee Perez (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Communication, UMass Amherst
Belonging Within Language: A Comparison Between Haitian Creole and Parisian French

BIOLOGY


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




COMMUNITY/PUBLIC SERVICE


Caroline Hope Bider Gendron
Ariabel Virginia Adames
Maria Aguasanta
Emma Nicole DesMarais
Ken Magarian (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, Westfield State University
Circle K International at Westfield State University 

CHEMISTRY


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



CIVIL ENGINEERING


Annabel Li
Eric J. Gonzales (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Civil Engineering, UMass Amherst
Impact of Uber on Yellow and Green Taxi in New York City

KINESIOLOGY


Tyler Warren Thomas
Sofiya Alhassan (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Kinesiology, UMass Amherst

Icons: Insulin level changes after a 12-week, Culturally Tailored Dance Intervention in African American Girls 



ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING


Tristan Nikolai Koopman
Eve Vogel (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Geography, UMass Amherst

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



THEATER


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

COMMUNITY/PUBLIC SERVICE


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

MANAGEMENT


Michael Gregory Kantor
Jorge Riveras (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Business, Framingham State University
Globalization and Convergence within the Pacific Alliance Trade Bloc


David Daniel Kantor
Jorge Riveras (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Business, Framingham State University
The Effects of Globalization and Integration in the Mercosur Common Market

ART


Rhianna Marie DePriest
Stacey Parker (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Visual and Performing Arts, Worcester State University
Order and Repitition

SOCIOLOGY


Elizabeth P. Cavicchi
Steve Santiago
Marian Cohen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Sociology, Framingham State University
Child Abuse: Effects Last a Lifetime

CHEMISTRY


Thomas Drews
Richard Vachet (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemistry, UMass Amherst
Influences of Polyphenol (-)-Epi-Gallocatechine Gallate on Beta-2-Microglobulin Amyloidosis


NURSING


Kathryn Anne Maguire
Karen Kalmakis (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Nursing, UMass Amherst
Perceived Stress in Undergraduate Students 

SOCIOLOGY


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 



NEUROSCIENCE


Thi Ngoc Bui
Yimingjiang Saimire
Paul Katz (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, UMass Amherst
Circadian Rhythms of Locomotor Activity in Berghia stephanieae

PUBLIC HEALTH


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


PSYCHOLOGY


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

PUBLIC HEALTH


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


Carly Anne Greenberg
Jill Hoover (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Communication Disorders, UMass Amherst
Lexical Processing in Specific Language Impairment

MUSIC


Nicholas R. Chiancola
Catherine Wilcox-Titus (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Visual and Performing Arts, Worcester State University
Here to There.

ENGLISH


Morgan Catherine Banville
Catherine Gardner (Faculty Sponsor)
[New department requested], UMass Dartmouth
Evolution of the Princess Culture: Discourse Analysis of Film and Merchandise Reviews

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE


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, MA

ACCOUNTING


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



KINESIOLOGY


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



PSYCHOLOGY


Katherine Costello
Deborah McMakin (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Philosophy and Psychology, Framingham State University

The Perceived Effects of Facebook Profiles on Relationship Satisfaction



BIOCHEMISTRY


Cole Burgess
Sergey N. Savinov (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UMass Amherst
Elicitation Derived Antimicrobial Compounds

CHEMISTRY


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

NEUROSCIENCE


Naomi H. Cosmus
Robin White (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, Westfield State University
Interferon Alpha-17 and Astrocytes in Glial Scars

MANAGEMENT


Matthew John Kozlowski
Zaur Rzakhanov (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Accounting and Finance, UMass Boston
An Organizational Behavior Survey of Workplace Advancement



POLITICAL SCIENCE


Caitlin Elizabeth Rowley
Melinda Rae Tarsi (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Political Science, Bridgewater State University

Unvarnished Inhumanity: America’s Farm Animal Industry



PSYCHOLOGY


Thansuda Namsena
Deborah McMakin (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Philosophy and Psychology, Framingham State University

Perceived Support Systems and Academic Motivation of Employed Undergraduates




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

ART


Rebecca Tenen
Stacey Parker (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Visual and Performing Arts, Worcester State University
Using Art to Bridge Gaps Between Cultures

CHEMISTRY


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



PSYCHOLOGY


Lindsey Alyce Simoncini
Rebecca Spencer (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, UMass Amherst
The Effect of Sleep on Memory Reconsolidation


BIOLOGY


Julia M. Barrone
Richard Beckwitt (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, Framingham State University

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



HISTORY


Alexander Bradford Burton
Kate M. Martin (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of History, Cape Cod Community College

The socioeconomic effect of the Bubonic Plague



MANAGEMENT


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

NURSING


Carlie Riccie
Pamela Aselton (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Nursing, UMass Amherst
Educational Intervention to Reduce Screen Time

ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES


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



BIOLOGY


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

PSYCHOLOGY


Newton Jordao
Vivian Ciaramitaro (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, UMass Boston

Video Gamers Outperform non-video Gamer’s in Crossmodal Attention

Newton Jordao,Hui Mei Chow, & Vivian M. Ciaramitaro



COMPUTER SCIENCE


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

HISTORY


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

PSYCHOLOGY


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



VETERINARY SCIENCE


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



SOCIOLOGY


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




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



HISTORY


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

LINGUISTICS


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

PUBLIC HEALTH


Marissa Ellen Pepicelli
Brittany Nicole Rosen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Public Health, UMass Amherst
The Effect of Opioids on Addiction in Massachusetts


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

PSYCHOLOGY


Emmanuella Nei
Trust Opara
Rhiana Wegner (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, UMass Boston
Racial/Ethnic Group Comparisons of Drinking Game Behaviors

PUBLIC HEALTH


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


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 


Jason Sungjun Park
Brittany Nicole Rosen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Public Health, UMass Amherst
The Significance of Urban Green Space in Promoting Community Health and Physical Activity

SOCIOLOGY


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 

PUBLIC HEALTH


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 

WOMEN'S STUDIES


Sara Hope Gebo
Jessica Thelen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Westfield State University
Femme Fatale: The Evolution on Women's Liberation and Fashion Into the 21st Century

INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES/BDIC


Yueying Liu
Tim Richards (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Computer Science, UMass Amherst
Delivery Entrepreneur Mobile Game Project

HISTORY


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

COMMUNICATION


Shannon M. McInerny
Robert I. Carr (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Communication, Fitchburg State University
Erasure of LGBTQ+ Representation in Superhero Media

NEUROSCIENCE


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?

KINESIOLOGY


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. 

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING


Amy Marie Morin
Matthew Arenson Lackner (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Mechanical Engineering, UMass Amherst
Implementing Airfoils in Wind Farms to Improve Efficiency

CHEMISTRY


Kyle Nathan Koczera
Craig T. Martin (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemistry, UMass Amherst
Collection of Target RNA Transcript with Magnetic Streptavidin Beads


Julia Lenef
Dhandapani Venkataraman (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemistry, UMass Amherst
iCons: Integrated Methods to Probe Charge-Transport in Semiconducting Polymers

PSYCHOLOGY


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

BIOLOGY


Jennifer J. Pak
Kenneth L. Campbell (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, UMass Boston
Quantitative Recovery of IgG2 from Samples Dried on Paper

HISTORY


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

PSYCHOLOGY


Amanda DaCova
Rhiana Wegner (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, UMass Boston
An Investigation of Drinking Game Play Motives and Frequency of Alcohol Use

KINESIOLOGY


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


NURSING


Rachel Lynn Pollan
Glen Brewster (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Westfield State University
Combing Through Lice in Guatemala


PHYSICS


Cameron Alexander Lane
Mark Tuominen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Physics, UMass Amherst
iCons: Making Solar Panels Cool


HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM MANAGEMENT


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

KINESIOLOGY


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

PSYCHOLOGY


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



BIOCHEMISTRY


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





ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES


Elizabeth Clementine Campbell
Baoshan Xing (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Stockbridge School of Agriculture, UMass Amherst
Transient Triclosan: Accumulation and Release in your Toothbrush

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING


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


ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES


River Sackett Pasquale
Joran Moses Florian
Kate Maiolatesi (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Sustainability Studies, Holyoke Community College
Living Machine at Holyoke Community College

KINESIOLOGY


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 & Health

PUBLIC HEALTH


Ashlie Rockwood
Kayla Marie Jacque
Penelope Pekow (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, UMass Amherst
Programs to Reduce Infant Mortality in Rural Mississippi


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

ANIMAL SCIENCES


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



HISTORY


Christopher Rumbaugh
Benjamin David Wendorf (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of History, Quinsigamond Community College
Environmental Racism and the American Dream

ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES


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

ENGLISH


Randi Thayer
Benjamin David Wendorf (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of History, Quinsigamond Community College
Trump Card: Calling America's Bluff On Nuclear Weapons

PSYCHOLOGY


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

LITERATURE


Sophie Werner
Michael James Gormley (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, Quinsigamond Community College
Uncle Sam's Girl's: Violence in American Prostitution

HISTORY


Kaileen Wheeler
Benjamin David Wendorf (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of History, Quinsigamond Community College
American Violence -- working title

PUBLIC HEALTH


Debbie Okpoebo
Casey Galat
Penelope Pekow (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, UMass Amherst
Reducing the Burden of Diabetes in New Orleans

MARKETING


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 

PUBLIC HEALTH


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


Layal Ghrear
Jessica Rose O'Malley
Penelope Pekow (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, UMass Amherst
Obesity in School-Aged Children in Springfield, MA

BIOLOGY


Reza Abdavies
Aleel K. Grennan (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, Worcester State University
Impacts of Elevated COon Cassava Leaf Anatomy 

PSYCHOLOGY


Kevyna D.H. Nolen
Paul Michael Galvin (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Philosophy and Psychology, Framingham State University
Differential Perceptions of Judgement Based on Race

COMMUNICATION


Doribel Nova
Jessie M. Quintero Johnson (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Communication, UMass Boston
Effects of Social Media Use on Romantic Relationships

HISTORY


Thomas Joseph Howard
Mark Abate (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of History, Westfield State University
Islamic Feminism in the Modern World


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.




ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES


Sam James Sillen
Allison Roy (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Environmental Conservation, UMass Amherst

Dissolved oxygen response to dam removal in Massachusetts streams



PSYCHOLOGY


Olivia Lee Hamparsoomian
Jack Alexander Szpiler (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, Westfield State University
An Exploration of Stress in the Working Student

NURSING


Allison Elizabeth Mullen
Emma Dundon (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Nursing, UMass Amherst
Coping Mechanism for Children who have Experienced Domestic Violence

PSYCHOLOGY


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


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? 

BIOLOGY


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



PSYCHOLOGY


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

SOCIOLOGY


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

PHYSICS


Austin P. Morrissey
Lena M. Herbst
Jennifer Ross (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Physics, UMass Amherst

Microtubule Patterns Through Growth and Crosslinking




BIOCHEMISTRY


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



PSYCHOLOGY


Kaosisochukwu Onochie
Keith Welker (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, UMass Boston
Trait mindfulness predicts positive emotionality and social enjoyment in zero-acquaintance dyadic conversations

NEUROSCIENCE


Francesca N. Walsh
Youngbin Kwak (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, UMass Amherst
Cultural Differences in Temporal Discounting and Related Measures 

PSYCHOLOGY


Ashley Elizabeth Timons
Brianna LaFlash
Phoebe Lin (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Philosophy and Psychology, Framingham State University
Perceptions of Traditional and Non-traditional Masculinity 

NURSING


Joanne Kim
Emma Dundon (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Nursing, UMass Amherst

Reproductive Health Education in Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence 



ART


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

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING


Jacob M. Schladenhauffen
Jessica D. Schiffman (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemical Engineering, UMass Amherst

Green Electrospinning of Aqueous Coacervates Comprised of Short-chain Polyelectrolytes



MECHANICAL ENGINEERING


John Hoar
Matthew Arenson Lackner (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Mechanical Engineering, UMass Amherst
Passively-Controlled Airborne Wind Energy Systems

CHEMISTRY


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


Nicholas Ronald Fragola
Yuying Zhang
Julian Tyson (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemistry, UMass Amherst
Determination of arsenic compounds in rice with a field test kit procedure

PSYCHOLOGY


Brianna Marie Albanese
Timothy Lang (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Commonwealth Honors College, UMass Amherst
Piecing Together My Identity: A Therapeutic Intervention with Digital Storytelling

EDUCATION


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

NURSING


Amanda Clement
Stephanie Griggs (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Nursing, UMass Amherst

Hope and Goal Setting in Freshman University Students



PHYSICS


Liam C. O'Brien
Lorenzo Sorbo (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Physics, UMass Amherst
Decay of Two Dimensional Vacuum into Pairs of Particles

BIOLOGY


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    


KINESIOLOGY


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

PSYCHOLOGY


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 

PHYSICS


Robert Keane
Tony Dinsmore (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Physics, UMass Amherst
Silica Nanoparticles at an Oil-Water Interface: Effects of Electric Charges at Interfaces



NEUROSCIENCE


Mabel Valencia-Yang
Alexia Pollack (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, UMass Boston
Investigating Synaptic Changes Caused by β-catenin Loss-of-Function

KINESIOLOGY


Jacqueline Turner
Joseph Hamill (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Kinesiology, UMass Amherst

The Effects Single-leg Balance Training on Knee Joint Proprioception



MICROBIOLOGY


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 

CHEMISTRY


Justin Curtis Levitre
Meghna Dilip (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemistry, Worcester State University
Greener Removal of hexavelent chromium  Using Cellulose Films

PSYCHOLOGY


Martha T. Murphy
Paul Michael Galvin (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Philosophy and Psychology, Framingham State University
Religion, Family Size, Life Satisfaction


Marly Lauren Brutus
Phoebe Lin (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Philosophy and Psychology, Framingham State University
How Plus Size Women Are Compared to Average Size Women.

NUTRITION


Marzia Akter Maliha
Jennifer Marion Moss
Nicholas Maverick Scuderi
Lisa M. Troy (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Nutrition, UMass Amherst
Reforming the Massachusetts School Food Environment

ASTRONOMY


Amy Ralston
Min S. Yun (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Astronomy, UMass Amherst
Simulated induced star formation in the early universe

PUBLIC HEALTH


Joseph Kha Cao
Krystal Pollitt (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Environmental Health Sciences, UMass Amherst
Development of a Novel Active Air Sampling Device

COMMUNICATION


Sean Patrick Gibbons
Robert I. Carr (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Communication, Fitchburg State University
RIP Vine: The Life Cycle of Social Media

ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES


Noah Matthew Henkenius
Elena Traister (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Environmental Studies, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
Sediment Transport and Salinity of the Hoosic River


Ami Khalsa
Destenie Nock (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Engineering, UMass Amherst
Modeling the Effect of Hydroelectric Dams on Fish Populations in New England

NUTRITION


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

PSYCHOLOGY


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

NEUROSCIENCE


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



MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS


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


ART


Jeffrey Ellis
Catherine Wilcox-Titus (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Visual and Performing Arts, Worcester State University
See/Say

PUBLIC HEALTH


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



BIOCHEMISTRY


Samuel Richard Winkley
Carolyn Dehner (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
Quantification of cyclic di-GMP from E.coli

NUTRITION AND FOOD SCIENCE


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



HISTORY


Jacob Timothy Kulik
Kate M. Martin (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of History, Cape Cod Community College
The Evolution of Biological Agents as Weapons of Terror

MANAGEMENT


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



PUBLIC HEALTH


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 

PSYCHOLOGY


Jocelyn Bezuka
Nicole E. Rossi (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, Framingham State University

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



ECONOMICS


Sana Feryal Shah
Sheila Mammen (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Resource Economics, UMass Amherst

The Impact of Digital Identity on Industries and Consumers




PSYCHOLOGY


Andrea Lee DeLucia
Rachel Kjersgard
Ashley J. White
Phoebe Lin (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Philosophy and Psychology, Framingham State University
Gender Bias

ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES


Emily Rose Brown
Anne L. Averill (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Environmental Conservation, UMass Amherst
27-Year Survey of Bee (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) Diversity and Abundance on Cranberry in Southeastern Massachusetts

PSYCHOLOGY


Zara Mahmood
Brian Lickel (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, UMass Amherst
The Dehumanization of Immigrants and Refugees


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



BIOLOGY


Lucy Spencer Pullan
Kenneth L. Campbell (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, UMass Boston
Non-Invasive Procedures to Measure Male Fertility in Male Cancer Patients 



CHEMICAL ENGINEERING


Lina Wu
Jessica D. Schiffman (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemical Engineering, UMass Amherst
Bacterial Pickup with Polymer-Stabilized Emulsions

MUSIC


Anthony Curtis Martin
Peter Janson (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Music, UMass Boston
Jazz music to honor the legacy of MLK

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING


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 Microscope


COMPUTER SCIENCE


Dean Beckford
Bo Jin Hatfield (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Computer Science, Salem State University
Experience Summer Work USA

PSYCHOLOGY


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?


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 

KINESIOLOGY


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

GEOGRAPHY


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



NEUROSCIENCE


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

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING


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

BIOLOGY


George Duggan Meltzer
Jennifer Ross (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Physics, UMass Amherst

Kinesin-1 Motility is Unaffected by Crowding Agents



PSYCHOLOGY


Molly Caisse
Jessica Matthews (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, UMass Amherst

Impact of Birth Father Contact Changes on Adoptee Satisfaction



CHEMISTRY


Dora Kadish
Bela Torok (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemistry, UMass Boston
Rapid Functionalization of Azetidines

PSYCHOLOGY


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




Anna R. Sullivan
Jennifer MB Fugate (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, UMass Dartmouth

The Effect of Race-Related Words on Categorical Perception of Race




BIOLOGY


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

PSYCHOLOGY


Ekaterina Elizabeth Blum
Phoebe Lin (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Philosophy and Psychology, Framingham State University
Prejudice and Home-Schooling


Danielle Fischer
Paul Michael Galvin (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Philosophy and Psychology, Framingham State University
Religion's Acceptance of different Lifestyles 

COMMUNICATION


Maura Elizabeth Benson
Jarice Hanson (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Communication, UMass Amherst
Can social media help or hurt those dealing with eating disorders?

PSYCHOLOGY


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

COMPUTER SCIENCE


Mehdi Kabbaj
Bo Jin Hatfield (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Computer Science, Salem State University
iManage

BIOLOGY


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




GEOLOGY


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

BIOCHEMISTRY


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

PSYCHOLOGY


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

MICROBIOLOGY


Jeannette Mullins
Wilmore Webley (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Microbiology, UMass Amherst

Adenovirus 36 Infection Increases the Risk for Premenopausal Breast Cancer



BIOCHEMISTRY


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

CHEMISTRY


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



CHEMICAL ENGINEERING


Jessica Ann Belliveau
Shelly Peyton (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemical Engineering, UMass Amherst
iCons: Quantifying endothelial cell adhesion for use in a 3D tunable poly-ethylene glycol hydrogel system 

PSYCHOLOGY


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



ANIMAL SCIENCES


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



CHEMICAL ENGINEERING


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



MICROBIOLOGY


Marcus McKenzie
Wilmore Webley (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Microbiology, UMass Amherst
Infection of house fly, Musca domestica L., in the laboratory by Chlamydia trachomatis

PSYCHOLOGY


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


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


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

KINESIOLOGY


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



CHEMISTRY


Weiqi Qiu
Wei Zhang (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemistry, UMass Boston
Redox-Neutral C–H Functionalization of Cyclic Amines

PUBLIC HEALTH


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, MA


CHEMISTRY


Ryan James Bartlett
Christine MacTaylor (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemistry, Salem State University
Endophytic Metabolites of Viburnum Opulus and Their Potential Medicinal Uses



KINESIOLOGY


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

SUSTAINABLE FOOD AND FARMING


Jacob Charles Davis
Karen Sokel
Elsa Petit (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Stockbridge School of Agriculture, UMass Amherst
Student-run organic vineyard enterprise

BIOLOGY


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



PSYCHOLOGY


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



MICROBIOLOGY


Alexander Roy Truchon
Jeffrey Blanchard (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, UMass Amherst
The Invisible World: Unveiling Environmental Endosymbionts

SUSTAINABLE FOOD AND FARMING


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 

ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES


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

NUTRITION AND FOOD SCIENCE


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).



PUBLIC HEALTH


Brittany Paige Eliason
Laura Reed (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Political Science, UMass Amherst
Combating Clostridium difficile: Reducing Antibiotic Overuse and Misuse

CRIMINAL JUSTICE


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

BIOLOGY


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



PSYCHOLOGY


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 

CIVIL ENGINEERING


Joshua J. Soper
Casey Brown (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Civil Engineering, UMass Amherst

Analysis of Mexico City's potable water supply: relating connectivity-based metrics to resilience



PSYCHOLOGY


Ravindri Thakshila Kulatunga
Maureen Perry-Jenkins (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, UMass Amherst
Understanding stress during the prenatal period


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

ANTHROPOLOGY


Benji Z. Bonnet
Sonya Atalay (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Anthropology, UMass Amherst
Collage: A Making and Unmaking of World Systems and Visions

PSYCHOLOGY


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





Sanjana Kadirvel
Linda M. Isbell (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, UMass Amherst
Hindrances in the Hiring Process


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


Neuba Miriam Silva
Vivian Ciaramitaro (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, UMass Boston
Does Musical Training Improve Crossmodal Attention?

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING


Annali Min Yurkevicz
Shelly Peyton (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemical Engineering, UMass Amherst
Scale Up Methods for Creating PEG-PC Hydrogels


Tyler James Carpenter
Sarah L. Perry (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemical Engineering, UMass Amherst
Gas Permeability of Zeolite Loaded Polyelectrolyte Complex Membranes



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

BIOLOGY


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

COMPUTER SCIENCE


Alexander J. Karle
Benjamin Marlin (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Computer Science, UMass Amherst
Creating a Cross-Modal Active Learning System


MICROBIOLOGY


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



BIOLOGY


Julia Mae Lahaie
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

NEUROSCIENCE


Aleksandra Sabov
Vivian Ciaramitaro (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychology, UMass Boston

A neuronal signature for correspondences between abstract shapes and sounds



ART


Leah Morgan Calabro
Thomas Lawrence Vacanti (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Dance, UMass Amherst
Moving For Change: How Dance Can Shape Society

PSYCHOLOGY


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  


Caroline Elana Schlossberg
Paul Michael Galvin (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Philosophy and Psychology, Framingham State University
Noise Disturbances and Attention Affecting Performance and Anxiety 


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

PUBLIC HEALTH


Rebecca F. Goldberg
Laura Vandenberg (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Environmental Health Sciences, UMass Amherst
Deception by Design: A Case-Study Analysis of Manufactured Doubt

BIOCHEMISTRY


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

ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES


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

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING


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

ENGLISH


Nicolas David Blaisdell
Joselyn Almeida-Beveridge (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English, UMass Amherst
An Investigation into Capitalism and Unfree Labor in the 21st Century

PUBLIC HEALTH


Nicole Hardy
Mary V. Andrianopoulos (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Communication Disorders, UMass Amherst
Auditory Processing in Autism Spectrum Disorders

PHYSICS


Kyle O'Connell
Jennifer Ross (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Physics, UMass Amherst
iCons Optimization of Faraday Magnetometer

NEUROSCIENCE


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.



ACCOUNTING


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?

MUSIC


Dominic Mrakovcich
Erinn E. Knyt (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Music, UMass Amherst
Connecting Counterpoints

BIOLOGY


Victoria Wang
Lena M. Lu
Raquel Alexis Perry
Peg Riley (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, UMass Amherst
Bacteriocins as potential alternative antitubercular therapeutics

HISTORY


Amelia Gale Pattison
Elizabeth McCahill (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of History, UMass Boston

Rock the Bloc - The Punk Rock Rebellion in East Germany



PUBLIC HEALTH


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



ANTHROPOLOGY


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



MARKETING


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



BIOCHEMISTRY


Stephen K. Morreale
Lauren Woodruff (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemical Engineering, UMass Amherst
Signal Transduction through Repression Cascade Genetic Circuits

CHEMISTRY


Katelyn Lee Rioux
Kathleen Christine Murphy (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemistry, Worcester State University
Quantification of Pharmaceuticals in Surface Water for the Classroom Laboratory

ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES


Serena Hooper
Elsa Petit (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Stockbridge School of Agriculture, UMass Amherst
Carbon Farming; Effective at Sequestration, Questionable Across Different Climates 

PUBLIC HEALTH


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


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

MICROBIOLOGY


Stephanie Ann Ryan
Klaus Nüsslein (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Microbiology, UMass Amherst
Bacterial Abundance in the Phyllosphere of Brachiaria

NUTRITION


Alondra Lisbeth Morales
Lorraine Cordeiro (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Nutrition, UMass Amherst

Fish Consumption During Pregnancy.



BIOCHEMISTRY


Thomas Riley Potter
Mariana Pereira (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, UMass Amherst
Monoamines, Microdialysis, and Maternal Behavior

SOCIOLOGY


Rebekah Whitney LaHair
Alex Briesacher (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Sociology, Worcester State University
First Generation Students and Support Systems

KINESIOLOGY


Adrian Hale
John Ronald Sirard (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Kinesiology, UMass Amherst
Characterizing Movement During Sporting Activities in Middle School Children

CHEMISTRY


Shiv Kumar Thakur
Zachary Wolfson (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Science and Engineering, Bristol Community College
Anodic dissolution and passivation of brass 

ART


Nicole Therese Nelson
Thomas Lawrence Vacanti (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Dance, UMass Amherst
A Choreographic Study of Bodies in Motion

PUBLIC HEALTH


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 Carribean

BIOLOGY


Elton Alexander Kane
Andre Alexis Robinson (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Honors Program, Bunker Hill Community College
Utilizing Permaculture as an Insight into Local Ecology

MUSIC


Ashley Nakia Herbert
Paul Michael Galvin (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Philosophy and Psychology, Framingham State University
Experiencing Involuntary Musical Imagery

SUSTAINABLE FOOD AND FARMING


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

BIOLOGY


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.



PSYCHOLOGY


Niharika Kareddy
Youngbin Kwak (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, UMass Amherst
Behavioral Mechanisms of Human Impulsive Behaviors During Decision Making 

FINANCE


Chahana Patel
Zaur Rzakhanov (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Accounting and Finance, UMass Boston
Herding behavior in Financial Markets

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING


Andrew Sheu
Yubing Sun (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Mechanical Engineering, UMass Amherst
Study of Planar Cell Polarity Signaling in an In Vitro System

ECONOMICS


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

PUBLIC HEALTH


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 



PHYSICS


Liudmila Belonogov
Jennifer Ross (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Physics, UMass Amherst
Biophysical Studies of the Microtubule-Severing Enzyme, Katanin 

HISTORY


Jessica Marie Ballard
Kate M. Martin (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of History, Cape Cod Community College
America's Silent Killer: The Polio Epidemic 

KINESIOLOGY


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

COMPUTER ENGINEERING


Michael A. Zeimbekakis
Dennis Goeckel (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Electrical Engineering, UMass Amherst
A Study of Dynamically Repositioning Drone Algorithms

NEUROSCIENCE


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.

ANIMAL SCIENCES


Julia Marie Anderson
Susan Leschine (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, UMass Amherst
Piggery Systems: Conventional Concrete Slab Floors vs Deep Litter Systems 

BIOLOGY


Kathleen Margaret Conroy
Doug Woodhams (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology, UMass Boston

Probiotic therapy of Eastern newts at risk of chytridiomycosis outbreaks



HISTORY


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

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING


Griffin Patrick Hurley
Jessica D. Schiffman (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemical Engineering, UMass Amherst
Electrospinning nanofibers from coacervates containing chitosan

HISTORY


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



CHEMISTRY


Jessica Furtado
Michelle E. Farkas (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemistry, UMass Amherst
Tracking Circadian Rhythms in Breast Cancer