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Schedule

Saturday, April 12

8–10:30 a.m., Morning Refreshments

Campus Center

8:30–10:30 a.m., Science Poster Session

To aid visitors, the science posters will be numbered to correspond with the numbers below.

Roseanne Hui ’14, Beth Capiro ’16 and Eleanor Adachi ’17 1

Observing Exoplanets From Smith College; science poster session deriving from STRIDE research and special studies with James Lowenthal, professor of astronomy

Isabel Lipartito ’15 2

Confirming a High Redshift Galaxy Cluster; science poster session deriving from special studies with James Lowenthal, professor of astronomy

Jennifer Podel ’14 3

Emission Line Profiles in Classic T-Tauri Stars; science poster session deriving from thesis with Suzan Edwards, L. Clark Seelye Professor of Astronomy

Wanda Feng ’15 4

Mass Accretion and Ejection From T-Tauri Stars; science poster session deriving from Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship research with Suzan Edwards, L. Clarke Seelye Professor of Astronomy

Wanda Feng ’15 and Melody Cao ’16 5

High Resolution Measurement of Mineral Refractive Indices on Small Crystals Using a HeNe Laser; science poster session deriving from special studies with John Brady, Mary Elizabeth Moses Professor of Geosciences, and Doreen Weinberger, professor of physics

Bethany Claps ’16 and Anna Render ’17 6

Designing and Building a Solar Thermal Collector System for Renewable Energy Courses; science poster session deriving from STRIDE and AEMES research with Joyce Palmer-Fortune, laboratory instructor in physics

Kelsea Gill ’14 7

Thermodynamics of the Frustrated Triangular Kagome Lattice With Heisenberg Spins; science poster session deriving from Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship research with Courtney Lannert, associate professor of physics

Lydia Shannon ’14 8

Modeling the Expansion and Collapse of Shell-Shaped Bose-Einstein Condensates; science poster session deriving from thesis with Courtney Lannert, associate professor of physics

Yijin Wei ’16 and Lizbeth Galvez ’16 9

Simulating the Movement of Quantum Dots in Gels; science poster session deriving from special studies and STRIDE research with Courtney Lannert, associate professor of physics

Alexandra Stein ’14 10

Energy and Field Hockey; science poster session deriving from special studies with James Johnson, professor of exercise and sport studies

Jinjin Lu ’14 11

Energy Dashboard App; science poster session deriving from thesis with Judith Cardell, associate professor of engineering and of computer science

Adrienne Horne ’14 12

Sensitivity Analysis of the Approximation of Bi-level Generation Expansion Equilibria; science poster session deriving from special studies with Judith Cardell, associate professor of engineering and of computer science, and Sonja Wogrin, lecturer at Comillas University Institute for Research in Technology

Alexandria Julius ’14, Eleanor Adachi ’17, Ashley Chu ’15, Maria Xu ’17, Amelia Yeoh Jia Min ’17 and Wiame El Bouhali ’14 13

Design and Fabrication of a Stage for the Tinydance Project; science poster session deriving from Engineers for a Sustainable World student organization with Denise McKahn, assistant professor of engineering

Brittany Bennett ’15, Maya Kutz ’15, Shelby Richards ’14, Molly Kover ’17, Colgan Powell ’17 and Ayesha Khan ’16 14

Building a Sustainable World Through Engineering Outreach; science poster session deriving from Engineers for a Sustainable World student organization with Gabrielle Immerman, laboratory instructor in biological sciences, and Denise McKahn, assistant professor of engineering

Xinyi Liu ’14 15

Design of Non-isothermal Observers for Miniature PEM Fuel Cells; science poster session deriving from thesis with Denise McKahn, assistant professor of engineering

Lauren Weston ’15 16

Water-Related Engineering in Sub-Saharan Africa; science poster session deriving from special studies with Andrew Guswa, professor of engineering and director of the Center for the Environment, Ecological Design and Sustainability (CEEDS); and Jeffrey Ahlman, assistant professor of history

Julia Signell ’14 17

Designing a Rain Garden for Cutter-Ziskind; science poster session deriving from thesis with Andrew Guswa, professor of engineering and director of CEEDS; Reid Bertone-Johnson, field station manager and lecturer in landscape studies; and Charles Gooding, visiting professor of engineering and visiting design clinic director

Wiame El Bouhali ’14, Alexandria Julius ’14 and Julia Signell ’14 18

Sustainable Stormwater Management for the Mill River; science poster session deriving from design clinic with Charles Gooding, visiting professor of engineering and visiting design clinic director; Andrew Guswa, professor of engineering and director of CEEDS; and Robert Newton, professor of geosciences

Gillian Anderson ’14, Weishan Wang ’14, and Jinglin Huang ’14 19

Protein Therapeutics in the Central Nervous System; science poster session deriving from special studies with Sarah Moore, assistant professor of engineering; Mary Harrington, Tippet Professor of Life Sciences (Psychology); and David Bonsall, research fellow of psychology

Fatima Bassir ’15, Katia George ’15 and Allison Sirois GS 20

Engineering MSLN/MUC16 Targeting Proteins with Diagnostic and Therapeutic Applications in Triple Negative Breast Cancer; science poster session deriving from special studies with Sarah Moore, assistant professor of engineering

Zella Henderson ’14 21

Unsegmented Character Recognition on Handwritten Documents; science poster session deriving from thesis with Nicholas Howe, associate professor of computer science

Marina Cheng ’17 22

Recommender Systems in Education; science poster session deriving from STRIDE research with Nicholas Howe, associate professor in computer science

Giovanna Diaz ’16 and Adriane Gan ’15 23

Syriac Handwriting Analysis; science poster session deriving from AEMES and digital humanities research grant with Nicholas Howe, associate professor of computer science, and Michael Penn, Mount Holyoke College’s William R. Kenan, Jr., Associate Professor of Religion

Emily Flynn ’14 24

Comparing and Visualizing Protein Rigid Cluster Decompositions; science poster session deriving from thesis with Ileana Streinu, Charles N. Clark Professor of Computer Science

Jisoo Kim ’14 25

An African Success Story II: Botswana’s HIV/AIDS Treatment; science poster session deriving from classwork with Simon Halliday, assistant professor of economics

Jona Elwell ’14 26

Something New and Different: The Potential for Cash Transfers to Improve Infant and Maternal Health Outcomes in Nigeria; science poster session deriving from classwork with Simon Halliday, assistant professor of economics

Maya Brown ’17, Michaela Chinn ’16, Leah Henry ’17, Bess Hepner ’16, Dana Hsu ’16, Mary Patterson ’16, Alexandra Singer ’16, Caity Szalay ’16 and Jamie Williams ’15 27

"The Bad Blood Between Us": Emotional Responses to Disrespect in Children’s Relationships; science poster session deriving from lab research with Shannon Audley-Piotrowski, assistant professor of education and child study

Nicole Collier ’14 28

Geologic Controls on Stream Water Chemistry in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts; science poster session deriving from special studies with Robert Newton, professor of geosciences

Nicole Collier ’14 29

Water Quality Analysis of the Bagmati River, Kathmandu, Nepal; science poster session deriving from special studies with Robert Newton, professor of geosciences

Emerson Lynch ’15 30

Comparing Short- and Long-Term Uplift in Coastal Washington; science poster session deriving from special studies with John Loveless, assistant professor of geosciences

Paula Burgi ’14 31

Analyzing Geomorphic and Geophysical Results of the 2012 Earthquake, Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica; science poster session deriving from thesis with John Loveless, assistant professor of geosciences

Sophie D’Arcy ’16 and Seulgi Son ’16 32

Investigating the Longevity of Earthquake Segments along the Coast of Northern Chile; science poster session deriving from STRIDE research with John Loveless, assistant professor of geosciences

Haisley Wert ’16 33

Origin of Mud From Milky Way Lagoon, Republic of Palau, Micronesia ; science poster session deriving from special studies with Bosiljka Glumac, professor of geosciences

Camille Dwyer ’14 34

Early Cambrian Phosphatized Archaeocyathans and Small Shelly Fossils of Southwestern Mongolia; science poster session deriving from thesis with Sara Pruss, associate professor of geosciences, and Emmy Smith, Harvard University’s earth and planetary sciences doctoral candidate

Eliana Perlmutter ’16 35

Microfossils in Neoproterozoic Post-Glacial Carbonates, Northern Namibia; science poster session deriving from STRIDE research with Sara Pruss, associate professor of geosciences

Jane Weinstock ’16 36

Reconstruction of Early Cambrian Sponge Reef Ecology From Small Sieve Sizes of Southwestern Mongolia; science poster session deriving from special studies with Sara Pruss, associate professor of geosciences

Kelsey Moore ’15 37

Post-Sturtian Microfossils of Zambia and Namibia; science poster session deriving from special studies with Sara Pruss, associate professor of geosciences

Kiara Gomez ’14 38

Ooids of Pigeon Creek Delta, San Salvador, the Bahamas: An Integrated Study Using Field Observations, Biomarkers and Experiments; science poster session deriving from thesis and Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship research with Sara Pruss, associate professor of geosciences; Roger Summons, Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor of geobiology; Tanja Bosak, Massachusetts Institute of Technology associate professor of geobiology; and Guilio Mariotti, Massachusetts Institute of Technology postdoctoral scholar in Tanja Bosak’s lab

Tessa McGann ’16 39

Thrombolite Theories; Looking for Connections Between Changing Microbialite Forms and the Development of Animal Life; science poster session deriving from special studies with Sara Pruss, associate professor of geosciences

Jessica Morgan ’17 and Taylor Jones ’17 40

Mercury Concentrations in Three Fish Species from the Grand River in Northwest Missouri; science poster session deriving from Howard Hughes Medical Institute supported course BIO/GEO 180y with Robert Merritt, professor of biological sciences, Marc Anderson, laboratory instructor in chemistry and Robert Newton, professor of geosciences

Dara Brena ’17, Ivana Lin ’17 and Lyn Watts ’17 41

Soil Mercury Accumulation in O Horizons from the Avery Brook Watershed, West Whately, Massachusetts; science poster session deriving from Howard Hughes Medical Institute supported course BIO/GEO 180y with Robert Newton, professor of geosciences, Robert Merritt, professor of biological sciences and Marc Anderson, laboratory instructor in chemistry

Sarah Suchower ’17, Alexandra Aulum-Pedersen ’17, Veida Lekakh ’17 and Clare Jacobson ’16 42

Characterizing Bacterial Communities from the Avery Brook Watershed, Whately, Massachusetts; science poster session deriving from Howard Hughes Medical Institute supported course BIO/GEO 180y with Robert Merritt, professor of biological sciences and Robert Newton, professor of geosciences

Hui Xin Ng ’17 and Eva Morgenstein ’17 43

Chemical Controls on Mercury Concentrations in Surface Waters from a Western Massachusetts Forested Watershed; science poster session deriving from Howard Hughes Medical Institute supported course BIO/GEO 180y with Robert Newton, professor of geosciences, Marc Anderson, laboratory instructor in chemistry and Robert Merritt, professor of biological sciences

Nina Bailey ’14, Katie Blackford ’17, Sydney Burns ’14 and Emily Dominiak ’17 44

Media Bias and Political Misinformation Scale Development; science poster session deriving from STRIDE and AEMES research with Lauren Duncan, professor of psychology

Hui Xin Ng ’17 and Cherry (Xinyi) Huang ’16 45

Exploring the Landscapes of Children’s Development Through Their Biographies; science poster session deriving from early research program with Peter Pufall, professor emeritus of psychology

Sarah Blohm ’17, Alicia Bowling ’17, Katrina Blandino ’17, Maria Lopez ’17 and Sakshee Chawla ’17 46

Children’s Drawings: Is a Picture Always Worth a Thousand Words? science poster session deriving from AEMES Research with Peter Pufall, professor emeritus of psychology

Maria Cristina Del Valle ’16, Eileen Fung ’17 and Anna Zhou ’17 47

How Children Tell Stories: A Study of Emma and Leo; science poster session deriving from early research program with Peter Pufall, professor emeritus of psychology

Elena Terhune ’14, Anna Rosenzweig ’15 and Sarah Teichman ’15 48

The Effect of Editing on Event Segmentation in Film; science poster session deriving from volunteer lab work with Maryjane Wraga, professor of psychology

Kate Margulis ’14 49

The Role of Language in Second Order Relations: An Eyetracking Study; science poster session deriving from thesis with Jill de Villiers, Sophia and Austin Smith Professor of Psychology and professor of philosophy

Samantha Floyd ’14 50

The Role of Language in the Concept of Telicity; science poster session deriving from thesis with Jill de Villiers, Sophia and Austin Smith Professor of Psychology and professor of philosophy

Margaret Collins ’14 51

Conversational Fluency between Children With Autism and Caretakers; science poster session deriving from special studies with Peter de Villiers, Sophia and Austin Smith Professor of Psychology

Mia Copeland-Brock ’14 52

Duck...Duck...Don’t Shoot! Evading Dangerous Shooter Bias Outcomes by Taking Cover Rather Than Utilizing Firearms; science poster session deriving from thesis with Fletcher Blanchard, professor of psychology

Yidan Jin ’15 53

Modeling and Principal Component Analysis of Snail Shape; science poster session deriving from special studies with Christophe Golé, professor of mathematics and statistics, and L. David Smith, professor of biological sciences

Nicole Sonnert MHC ’14, Elizabeth Sumner ’14, Jessica Hopson ’14 and Yidan Jin ’15 54

Population Dynamics and Size Scaling Interactions of Carcinus maenas and Littorina obtusata in Northern Maine; science poster session deriving from Five College Biomathematics Consortium with L. David Smith, professor of biological sciences, and Christophe Golé, professor of mathematics and statistics

Jessica Hopson ’14, Yidan Jin ’15, Nicole Sonnert MHC ’14 and Elizabeth Sumner ’14 55

A Snail’s Defense: Reducing Shell Vulnerability Through Phenotypic Plasticity; science poster session deriving from concentration project with L. David Smith, professor of biological sciences, and Christophe Golé, professor of mathematics and statistics

Yu Jin ’14, Nicole Sonnert MHC ’14 and Elizabeth Sumner ’14 56

Population Dynamics of an Arms Race: Carcinus maenas and Littorina obtusata in Northern Maine; science poster session deriving from concentration project with Christophe Golé, professor of mathematics and statistics and L. David Smith, professor of biological sciences

Jamie Cyr ’16 and Ria Deshpande ’16 57

Modeling Actin Regulation in Cancer Cells; science poster session deriving from special studies with Nessy Tania, assistant professor of mathematics and statistics

Yu Jin ’14, Maja Milosavljevic ’14 and Sara Stoudt ’15 58

Mathematical Contest in Modeling: An Objective Ranking of Best College Sports Coaches of All Time; science poster session deriving from entry for Mathematical Contest in Modeling with Nessy Tania, assistant professor of mathematics and statistics

Ji Ah Lee ’14 59

Analyzing the Distribution of Interspike Intervals of Hair Cells in Zebrafish; science poster session deriving from special studies with Nessy Tania, assistant professor of mathematics and statistics; Katherine Halvorsen, professor of mathematics and statistics; and Josef Trapani, Amherst College assistant professor of biology

Brittany Claiborne ’16 60

Rainbow Dominating Sets in Graphs; science poster session deriving from STRIDE research with Ruth Haas, Achilles Professor of Mathematics and Statistics and professor of engineering

Lorena Santana ’14 and Sara Stoudt ’15 61

The Perfect Bracket: Machine Learning in NCAA Basketball; science poster session deriving from classwork with Benjamin Baumer, visiting assistant professor of mathematics and statistics

Chloe Huayue Xie ’14 62

Splines; science poster session deriving from an independent research project with Julianna Tymoczko, assistant professor of mathematics and statistics

Abbey Petronzio ’14, Rebecca Taylor ’16 and Sam Kim ’13 63

Effects of Interleukin 1Beta on Orexin Knockout Mice; science poster session deriving from special studies with Mary Harrington, Tippet Professor of Life Sciences of Psychology, and Penny Molyneux, research assistant of psychology

Catherine Tocci ’14 and Hailun Li ’14 64

Fatigue: Development of a reliable model in rodent studies; science poster session deriving from thesis and special studies with Mary Harrington, Tippit Professor in Life Science (Psychology)

Rebecca Broadhurst ’14 65

Methylphenidate Treatment in an Age-related Immunologically Induced Model of Fatigue; science poster session deriving from thesis with Mary Harrington, Tippit Professor in the Life Sciences (Psychology)

Elissa Carney ’14, Fortunate Fungisal Chifamba ’16 and Tatenda Mahlanza ’15 66

Measuring Fatigue in Middle-Aged Male Mice Using the T-maze; science poster session deriving from special studies with Mary Harrington, Tippet Professor in the Life Sciences (Psychology), and David Bonsall, research fellow of psychology

Kay Kulason ’15 67

Developing a Model to Visualize the Effects of Isoflurane on the Blood-Brain Barrier; science poster session deriving from special studies with Mary Harrington, Tippit Professor in the Life Sciences (Psychology); Adam Hall, professor of biological sciences; and Sarah Moore, assistant professor of engineering

Amanda MacAvoy ’14 and Bonnie Hawkins ’15 68

Investigation of a Molecular Mechanism of Anesthetic Preconditioning; science poster session deriving from special studies with Adam Hall, professor of biological sciences

Jamila Barger ’15 and Maribel Santos ’15 69

Isoflurane Impacts the Actin Cytoskeletal by Impacting Cofilin Phosphorylation in Neonatal Murine Cortical Neurons; science poster session deriving from special studies with Adam Hall, professor of biological sciences

Christine Park ’15 70

Anesthetic Modulation of Channel Activity of Glycine Receptor’s M2 Domain in a Black Lipid Membrane; science poster session deriving from special studies with Adam Hall, professor of biological sciences

Yasmin Kamal ’14 71

Examination of the Oxytocin System Across Social and Solitary Ctenomys and Related Species; science poster session deriving from thesis with Annaliese Beery, assistant professor of psychology

Kara Reitz ’14 72

Neuroendocrinology of Stress and Social Behavior of M. pennsylvanicus; science poster session deriving from thesis with Annaliese Beery, assistant professor of psychology, and Allison Anacker, Eveillard Postdoctoral Fellow of Neuroscience

Rebecca Taylor ’16, Rubaiyea Uddin ’15 and Emily Levesque ’16 73

Tyrosine Hydroxylase in the Hippocampus and Spatial Memory; science poster session deriving from classwork with Allison Anacker, Eveillard Postdoctoral Fellow of Neuroscience

Olivia Mallari ’16, Alexa Barriga ’16, Catalina Sakai ’16 and Faith Khumalo ’15 74

Effects of Alcohol and Sex on Anxiety-Related Behavior in C57BL/6 Mice; science poster session deriving from classwork with Allison Anacker, Eveillard Postdoctoral Fellow and lecturer in neuroscience

Allison Ferreira ’16, Rebecca Ryder ’16 and Sara Kwiatkowski ’16 75

An Immunohistochemical Analysis of Dopamine in the Substantia Nigra and Its Role in Motor Function Following Stress, as a Model for Parkinson’s Disease; science poster session deriving from classwork with Allison Anacker, Eveillard Postdoctoral Fellow and lecturer in neurosciencee

Isabel Cochran ’15, Kaela DeAngelis ’16 and Katherine Freitas ’16 76

The Consequences of Electronic Light Disturbance on Circadian Rhythms and the Role of Vasopressin on the Suprachiasmatic Nucleus; science poster session deriving from classwork with Allison Anacker, Eveillard Postdoctoral Fellow and lecturer in neuroscience

Ellena Baum ’14 77

Planting the Seeds for a Temperate Edible Forest Garden Research Network; science poster session deriving from research internship with Reid Bertone-Johnson, field station manager and lecturer in landscape studies

Emily Wald ’15 78

Interpreting the MacLeish Field Station; science poster session deriving from work-study and the Smith Summer Research Fellows Program (SURF) with Reid Bertone-Johnson, field station manager and lecturer in landscape studies

Ellena Baum ’14, Alicia Bowling ’17, Hanna Mogensen ’14 and Anna Sofia Moreno-Mesa ’16 79

Fungal Communities in Primary and Secondary Growth Forests; science poster session deriving from classwork with Jesse Bellemare, assistant professor of biological sciences, and Katherine Halvorsen, professor of mathematics and statistics

Emily Wald ’15, Tori Wolf ’16 and Grace Abrahams-Dematte HC ’15 80

Effects of Environmental Factors on Lichens at the MacLeish Field Station; science poster session deriving from classwork with Jesse Bellemare, assistant professor of biological sciences, and Katherine Halvorsen, professor of mathematics and statistics

Greylin Nielsen ’14, Olivia Biller HC ’13 and Madison Laetham ’17 81

A Comparison of Invertebrate Herbivore Damage across American Chestnut, Chinese Chestnut and Blight-Resistant Hybrids: Implications for Reintroduction and Restoration; science poster session deriving from classwork with Jesse Bellemare, assistant professor of biological sciences, and Katherine Halvorsen, professor of mathematics and statistics

Emily Anderson ’14, Claire Shope ’16 and Michaela Rohde ’17 82

Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Porcupine (Erethizon dorsatum) Feeding on Trees at MacLeish Field Station; science poster session deriving from classwork with Jesse Bellemare, assistant professor of biological sciences, and Katherine Halvorsen, professor of mathematics and statistics

Karen Yu ’16, Chui Yu Lau ’16 and Michelle Jackson ’15 83

Effects of Exotic Earthworms on Plant Diaspore Germination From Organic Soil Material; science poster session deriving from classwork with Jesse Bellemare, assistant professor of biological sciences, and Katherine Halvorsen, professor of mathematics and statistics

Michelle Jackson ’15 84

Potential Effects of Eastern Hemlock Decline on the Hemlock-Associated Liverwort Bazzania trilobata; science poster session deriving from Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship research with Jesse Bellemare, assistant professor of biological sciences

Emily Barbour ’14 85

Exploring the Implications of Climate Change for the Range of an Endemic Plant Species: Threats and Conservation Options; science poster session deriving from thesis with Jesse Bellemare, assistant professor of biological sciences

Sam Danguilan ’15, Allison Ferreira ’16, Devi Dearmon-Moore ’16, Shabnam Kapur ’16, Bradyn St. Marie ’16 and Karen Yu ’16 86

Plant Invasion in the Chihuahuan Desert; science poster session deriving from lab research with Danielle Ignace, assistant professor of biological sciences

Sarah Becker ’17, Kristina Brown ’17, Ghida El-Banna ’17, Jacqueline Escobar ’17, Eun Young Jeon ’17, Chloe Lee ’17, Junzhou Liu ’17, Agnes Min ’17 and Samantha Steindel-Cymer ’16 87

The Discovery and Investigation of Novel Mycobacteriophage Captured on the Smith College Campus; science poster session deriving from classwork with Lori Saunders, laboratory instructor in biological sciences, and Melissa Torres, Wilens Fellow in biological sciences

Sarah Gaffney ’14 88

Does Rabbit Density Have an Effect on Nest Predation in Olive Groves? science poster session deriving from Programs le Estudios Hispánicos in Córdoba (PRESHCO) Summer Science Internship with Esteban Monserrate, lecturer and laboratory instructor in biological sciences

Anna George ’17 89

Plants and Animals and Fungi, Oh My! Biotic Diversity at the MacLeish Field Station; science poster session deriving from STRIDE research with Virginia Hayssen, professor of biological sciences, and Reid Bertone-Johnson, field station manager and lecturer in landscape studies

Karen Chau ’16 90

The Effect of Variable Rigidity Synthetic Cargo on the Movement of Dynein Ensembles; science poster session deriving from Achieving Excellence in Mathematics, Engineering and Sciences (AEMES) research with Nathan Derr, assistant professor of biological sciences

Arielle Gomes-Williams ’15 and Addison Reine ’15 91

Identifying a Temperature-Regulated Pathogenesis Profile in Uropathogenic E.coli; science poster session deriving from special studies with Christine White-Ziegler, professor of biological sciences

Fei Peng ’16 92

Temperature Regulation of the Stress-Response Regulator RpoS in Commensal and Pathogenic E.coli; science poster session deriving from STRIDE research with Christine White-Ziegler, professor of biological sciences

Gina Cho ’17 93

The Teratogenesis of Macondo crude oil on Zebrafish Embryogenesis; science poster session deriving from STRIDE research with Michael Barresi, associate professor of biological sciences

Tanya Husain ’16 94

The Use of Transgenic Zebrafish in the Characterization of Post-optic Commissure Formation; science poster session deriving from STRIDE research with Michael Barresi, associate professor of biological sciences

Kristine Trotta ’14 and Brianna Halasa ’17 95

Investigation of Natural Products From Neurolaena lobata as Antifilarial Drug Candidates; science poster session deriving from thesis with Steven Williams, Gates Professor of Biological Sciences

Caroline Keroack ’14 96

Nematode Parasites of Marine Mammals: Phylogenetic and Statistical Analysis of Coevolution; science poster session deriving from thesis with Steven Williams, Gates Professor of Biological Sciences

Louise Bodt ’14 and Hangyi Pan ’15 97

Metagenomic Analysis of the Gastrointestinal Tract of Mice; science poster session deriving from special studies with Steven Williams, Gates Professor of Biological Sciences

Jenna Wurster ’14 98

Finding a Parasitic Circadian Clock: Identification of Clock Gene Functional Conservation Between Caenorhabditis elegans and Brugia malayi; science poster session deriving from thesis with Steven Williams, Gates Professor of Biological Sciences

Naihan Chen ’14 99

Therapeutic Effects of Quisqualis indica on Lymphatic Filariasis; science poster session deriving from thesis with Steven Williams, Gates Professor of Biological Sciences, and David Bickar, professor of chemistry

Hanyu Shi ’14 and Katie McGeough ’16 100

Study of Chromium (VI) Cytotoxicity in Mouse Fibroblast Skeletal Muscle Tissue Cells; science poster session deriving from special studies with Elizabeth R. Jamieson, associate professor of chemistry, and Kalina Dimova, laboratory instructor in biochemistry

Anagha Inguva ’14 101

Skeletal Muscle Carbohydrate Metabolism Transcriptome in Murine C2C12 Cells; science poster session deriving from thesis with Stylianos Scordilis, professor of biological sciences, and Lou Ann Bierwert, technical director of the Center for Molecular Biology

Mariam Moazzem Bhuiyan ’14 102

Studying the Effects of Nystatin on Chloride Ion Transport in Liposomes using 35 Chloride NMR Spectroscopy; science poster session deriving from special studies with Cristina Suarez, associate professor of chemistry

Victoria Dunch ’14 103

Effects of the Deepwater Horizon and IXTOCI Oil Spills on Bottlenose Dolphins Tursiops truncates; science poster session deriving from special studies with Paulette Peckol, Louise Harrington Professor of Biological Sciences

Victoria Dunch ’14 104

Recreational Fishing Habits Off Coastal Mississippi Piers in Relation to Sea Turtle Captures; science poster session deriving from special studies and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration summer research with Paulette Peckol, Louise Harrington Professor of Biological Sciences, and Melissa Cook, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration research fishery biologist

Kayla Clark ’14 105

Marine Science Education: A Comparison of Approaches in Belize and Turks & Caicos; science poster session deriving from special studies with Paulette Peckol, Louise Harrington Professor of Biological Sciences

Virginia Diaz ’14 106

Synthesis of Cyclo[-L-Phe-D-N-Me-Ala]4: A Potential Ion Transporter; science poster session deriving from thesis with David Bickar, professor of chemistry and Cristina Suarez, associate professor of chemistry

Lindsay Roth ’15, Elizabeth Bayne ’14 and Emilia Arguello ’16 107

2D NMR Spectroscopy of Mutagenic DNA Duplexes; science poster session deriving from SURF research and special studies with Cristina Suarez, associate professor of chemistry, and Elizabeth Jamieson, associate professor of chemistry

Anna Carroll ’16 and Jennifer Weng ’15 108

Synthesis of Block Copolymer Micelles—Nanoparticles for Targeted Drug Delivery; science poster session deriving from STRIDE research and special studies with Maren Buck, assistant professor of chemistry

Madeleine Beasley ’14 109

Simultaneous Control of Nanoscale Topography and Chemical Functionalization on the Si(100) Surface; science poster session deriving from thesis with Kate Queeney, professor of chemistry

Shimu Liu ’15, Drew Colman ’15 and Emilia Arguello ’16 110

DNA-Small Molecule Conjugates for Site-Selective Chemistry; science poster session deriving from special studies with David Gorin, assistant professor of chemistry

Yuan Ji ’14, Jessica Sweeney ’14, Jillian Zoglio ’14, Clare Jacobson ’16 and Noelia Martinez-Munoz ’16 111

Catalytic Methyl Transfer from Dimethylcarbonate to Carboxylic Acids; science poster session deriving from special studies with David Gorin, assistant professor of chemistry

Emily Byers ’16 and Jahazeah Staggers ’16 112

Improvement of Two Experiments for Organic Chemistry II; science poster session deriving from STRIDE and AEMES research with David Gorin, assistant professor of chemistry, and Rebecca Thomas, laboratory instructor in chemistry

Celeste Pritchard ’14 and Alexandra Gatsios ’14 113

Synthesis and Chromatographic Separation of 2, 6-disubstituted Cyclohexanol Derivatives; science poster session deriving from thesis with Kevin Shea, professor of chemistry

Natalie Vaninov ’14 114

Development of a Tandem Diels-Alder/Pauson-Khand Strategy for the Synthesis of Tetracycles; science poster session deriving from thesis with Kevin Shea, professor of chemistry

Gloria Ortiz ’14, Katie Barbor ’15 and ShuMing Huang ’15 115

Synthesis of Strained Cyclic Alkynes Using an Intramolecular Cobalt-Mediated Nicholas Reaction; science poster session deriving from thesis with Kevin Shea, professor of chemistry

 

9:30 a.m.–noon, Extended Sessions

Taking the Archives Public: Archives Concentration Research Capstone Projects: Seelye 110

This session of presentations, deriving from classwork with Susan Van Dyne, director of the archives concentration and professor of the study of women and gender, will be held in Seelye 110.

Carolyn Rees ’14

No Longer Private: Representations of the Battered Women’s Movement 1976–Present

Kate Sumner ’14

Dig Me Out: Riot Grrrl Zines in (An)Archival Practice

Rachel Brenner ’14

Who on Earth Was Fanny Fern? American Feminist, Humorist and First Woman Columnist

Arielle Petrovich ’14

Shopping for Justice: Women and Consumer Activism in the Late 1930s

Emily Magagnosc ’14

From Housewife to Hottie: Constructing Femininity Through Women’s Periodicals

Noa Gutterman ’14

Dinner for Sixteen: Community Kitchens and the Institute for the Coordination of Women’s Interests

Taylor Barrett ’15

Outside the Frame: Expanding the Narrative of the Women’s Liberation Movement through Documentary Photography

Salma Hussain ’14

Commemorations and Memorials at Smith College

Book Studies Concentration Projects: Seelye 101

This session of presentations, deriving from concentration projects with Martin Antonetti, interim director of special collections, and Barbara Blumenthal, rare book specialist, will be held in Seelye 101.

Sofia Contino ’14 and Olivia Woods ’14

The Making of an Artist’s Book

Lucia Ferguson ’14

A Journey Around the World: Exploring Fanny Clarke’s 1865 Travel Diary

Victoria Hugo-Vidal ’14

Fun Before Facebook: A Smithie’s Social Life, 1900-1905

Elizabeth Henle ’14

Digitizing Arrighi: Building a New Scholarly Tool Using Omeka

Su Meck ’14

Beyond the Baby-sitters Club: The Other Books of Ann M. Martin

Museum Concentration Research Capstone Projects, PART 1: Seelye 106

This session of presentations derives from classwork with Jessica Nicoll, director and Louise Ines Doyle 1934 Chief Curator of the Smith College Museum of Art; Rosetta Cohen, Sylvia Dlugasch Bauman Professor of Education and Child Study; and Maggie Lind, Smith College Museum of Art’s assistant educator for academic programs.

Jennifer Leman ’14

In an Era of Degenerate Art: The Art of Ulrich Leman

Fu Ji ’14

Installation and Talk: The First Generation of Chinese Artists in Paris and their Legacy

Elaura Dunning ’14

Rebranding Historic Northampton

Jennifer Duckett ’14

What Do You See? The Evolution of the Art Museum Tou

Hope Fried ’14

Couture Closet: Transform Your Closet into a Collection

Frances Lazare ’14

This Is (Not) History: Subjectivity and the work of Kara Walker

Ashton Fancy ’14

Conceptualizing a Digital Tool for SCMA’s Ancient Art Gallery

Nicole Downer ’14

Death in Stasis: Post-mortem Portraiture in the Victorian Era

Elizabeth Temple ’14

Lavish Restraint: Deconstructing Dandy

Jean Picker Semester-in-Washington Projects: Seelye 201

This session of presentations, deriving from thesis projects with Brent Durbin, assistant professor of government, will be held in Seelye 201.

Hannah Giltner ’15

The Impact of Female Senators on the Rates at Which Women Enter and Win Congressional Races

Sarah Needle ’15

The Much Too Promised Land

Megan Bowles ’15

The New Wave of the Anti-Choice Movement: State-level Reproductive Health Legislation from 2011 to 2013

Helen Leigh Zhang ’15

Abstinence in the Face of Failure: What Drives the Abstinence-Only Sex Education Movement?

Jesse Kline ’15

Gendered Stereotypes and Their Role in Electing More Women to Public Office

10:45 a.m.–noon, Concurrent Sessions

Women and Gender: Seelye 107

Jamie Keene ’16

A Women’s College for Only Certain Women: The History of Sex Discrimination in Employment Practices at Smith College
Presentation deriving from classwork with Carrie Baker, associate professor, study of women and gender

Nikila Lakshmanan ’16

Rape-Induced Pregnancy and the Law: An Investigation of the Legal Persecution of Women Who Become Pregnant Through Rape
Presentation deriving from classwork with Carrie Baker, associate professor of the study of women and gender

Alice Wolff ’15

Female Authority and Female Identity in Mary Wroth’s Urania
Presentation deriving from special studies with Naomi Miller, professor of English language and literature

Government: Seelye 109

Anya Rosenberg ’14

From the Great Society to Accountability: The Politics of Education Reform Under Presidents Lyndon Johnson and George W. Bush
Presentation deriving from thesis research with Marc Lendler, professor of government

Gabrielle Martone ’14

Rural Poverty: Confronting Assumptions and Challenging Opinions
Presentation deriving from special studies with Martha Ackelsberg, William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of Government and professor of the study of women and gender

Marijn Freud ’GS

Study of the Use of the Filibuster in the U.S. Senate, Focusing Especially on the Years Since 1992
Presentation deriving from special studies with Marc Lendler, professor of government

Lisa Pradhan '14

Rise and Fall of the Dalit Panthers
Presentation deriving from classwork with Amrita Basu, Amherst College's Domenic J. Paino Professor of Political Science and Women's and Gender's Studies and Andy Rotman, associate professor of religion

International Affairs: Seelye 206

Marichuy Gomez ’14

The Institutional Revolutionary Party Response to Student Movements in Mexico
Presentation deriving from Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship research with Velma Garcia, associate professor of government

Katie Paulson-Smith ’14

Evaluating the Electoral Gender Quota: Women’s Substantive Representation in Tanzania
Presentation deriving from thesis research with Kim Dionne, Five College assistant professor of government

Kerstin Müeller GS

U.S. Approaches to Iran’s Nuclear Program
Presentation deriving from special studies with Brent Durbin, assistant professor of government

Laura Seegerer '14

Mediterranean Identity and Chinese Immigration in Italy
Presentation deriving from special studies with Anna Botta, professor of Italian language & literature

Economics: Seelye 208

Laura Leung ’14

Has Income Inequality in China Finally Turned the Corner?
Presentation deriving from special studies with Robert Buchele, professor of economics

Rohini Ray ’14

The de Facto Exchange Rate Regime of Oil-Exporting Countries
Presentation deriving from classwork with Mahnaz Mahdavi, professor of economics

Melody Setoodehnia ’14

Does Growing Income Inequality Threaten Democracy?
Presentation deriving from work with Robert Buchele, professor of economics

Laura Leung ’14

How Much is Sweat- Free Worth to You?
Presentation deriving from seminar research with Robert Buchele, professor of economics

American Studies: Seelye 211

Gaia Cozzi GS

Worms or Spaghetti? How the Image of Italian Food Changed in America Throughout the 20th Century
Presentation deriving from thesis with Steve Waksman, professor of music and Lane Hall-Witt, lecturer and director of the Diploma Program in American Studies

Anna Olkovsky ’14

American History on Display: The Founding Fathers at the 1876 Centennial Exposition
Presentation deriving from thesis with Christen Mucher, assistant professor of American studies

Margaux Kapfer GS

The Gentrification of Northampton, Massachusetts
Presentation deriving from thesis with Rick Fantasia, B. Richmond 1940 Professor in the Social Sciences and professor of sociology, and Lane Hall-Witt, lecturer and director of the Diploma Program in American Studies

Sophie Fierst ’14

Interest Groups and American Public Policy: The Affordable Care Act
Presentation deriving from thesis with Donald Baumer, professor of government

English Language and Literature: Seelye 301

Harriet Low ’14

“A Garment of Flesh”: Mary Webb’s Rebellious Bodies
Presentation deriving from thesis with Cornelia Pearsall, professor of English language and literature, and Lise Sanders, associate professor of English literature and cultural studies, Hampshire College

Savannah Grant ’14

Angela Carter and the Art of the Revised Fairy Tale
Presentation deriving from special studies with Elizabeth Harries, Helen and Laura Shedd Professor Emerita of Modern Languages

Jessi Lawrence ’14

The Ecology of Failed Boundaries in Post-Apocalyptic Literature
Presentation deriving from special studies with Gillian Kendall, professor of English language and literature

Carolyn Rees ’14

Revisiting Trauma: A Gendered Reading of the WPA Slave Narratives
Presentation deriving from special studies with Elizabeth Pryor, assistant professor of history

Community Engagement and Social Change Concentration: Seelye 306

Sibyl Brown ’14

Evaluating Hunger in Holyoke: A Food Recovery Network Initiative
Presentation deriving from special studies with Donald Baumer, professor of government

Sami Cunningham ’14

Advocating for Incarcerated Women: The Anti-Shackling Legislation
Presentation deriving from concentration project with Carrie Baker, associate professor of the study of women and gender

Pranayeta Shroff ’14

Community-Based Research and Adult Literacy
Presentation deriving from special studies with Ginetta Candelario, associate professor of sociology and of Latin American Studies

Fan (Fani) Meyerson ’14, Mallory Durlauf ’16 , Soo Jung (Hellena) La ’15, Wei Wen Sng ’15

You Don’t Have a Brain: Teaching and Learning Mandarin With First Graders in a Language Immersion Context
Presentation deriving from special studies with Sujane Wu, associate professor of East Asian languages and literature

Women and Health: Seelye 308

Yoo Eun Kim ’16, Lisa Wu ’16 and Josephpina Lee ’15

LGBTQ in South Korea
Presentation deriving from classwork with Jina Kim, assistant professor of East Asian studies

Lisa Kelley ’14

Midwifery: Incarcerated Motherhood
Presentation deriving from special studies with Barbara Brehm-Curtis, professor of exercise and sport studies

Dance and Music: Seelye 311

Ella Ansell ’16 , Jessica Beliles ’16 and Katelynn Mikulka ’16

Practice as Research: Exploring Dance History through Performance
Presentation deriving from classwork with Candice Salyers, lecturer in dance

Abigail Duquette ’15

Smiffenpoofs: A History of Women’s Collegiate a Cappella
Presentation deriving from special studies with Raphael Atlas, professor of music

Smithsonian Institution Museum Projects: Seelye 312

This session of PowerPoint presentations derives from independent research conducted at three Smithsonian Museums and Centers with Rosetta Cohen, Sylvia Dlugasch Bauman Professor of Education and Child Study.

Niyati Dave ’15

A Conceptual Framework for a Traveling Exhibit: “The Will to Adorn”

Lexi Bazzini ’15

Diversifying Exhibitions: The Impact of Cultural Change on Exhibits at the National Museum of American History, 1964–87

Candace Kang ’15

Materials, Fabrication Methods, Condition Issues and Technical Examination of The Throne of the Third Heaven of the Nations’ Millennium General Assembly

Afro-American Studies: Seelye 313

Meredith Nnoka ’14

The Same Old Song: Berry Gordy’s Business Strategies in the Classic Motown Era
Presentation deriving from with Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Research with Daphne Lamothe, associate professor of Afro-American studies

Sophie Nathan ’14

Colorblind Racism During the Obama Years
Presentation deriving from special studies with Riché Daniel Barnes, assistant professor Afro-American studies

Naima Limdighri GS

Subtle Distortion of Feminism: How Tyler Perry Twisted Ntozake Shange's Feminist Message in For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf Towards a More Restricted Worldview through His Movie Adaptation
Presentation deriving from special studies with Ginetta Candelario, associate professor of sociology

Julia Whiting ’14

Liberal Saviors and Their Trusty Sidekicks: The Problematic of Cry Freedom and A Dry White Season
Presentation deriving from classwork with Katwiwa Mule, associate professor comparative literature

Noon–1:30 p.m., Campuswide Lunch

Scott Gymnasium

Open to all students and visitors. Lunch will not be served in campus houses. Music provided by members of the Smith College Jazz Ensemble.

1:30–2:30 p.m., Concurrent Sessions

Special Exhibits: Seelye 212

On display throughout the 1:30-4 p.m. extended and concurrent sessions.

Carolyn Brown ’16

History in the (Re)Making: Documenting Historical Reenactment Class on Camera
Presentation deriving from classwork with Pat Coby, professor of government, and Dennis Vandal, lecturer of photojournalism at University of Massachusetts Amherst

Sophie Leetmaa ’16

Untitled Printmaking Collaboration of Andrew Maurer and Sophie Leetmaa
Presentation deriving from classwork with Andrew Maurer, visual arts technical specialist, art department

History and South Asia: Seelye 107

Nazpari Sotoudeh ’14

A Spring in Their Steppe: Central Asians in a Soviet Journal
Presentation deriving from thesis with Serguei Glebov, Five College assistant professor of history

Rebecca Mena ’15

Reacting to the Past as Historiography
Presentation deriving from Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Research with Pat Coby, professor of government, and Richard Lim, professor of history

Risha Sinha ’14, Devaswa Bhagawati '14 and Katherine Trudeau '14

Concentrating on South Asia: Three Student Perspectives
Presentation deriving from concentration project with Nalini Bhushan, professor of philosophy

Early Childhood Education in Italy: Seelye 109

Katherine Badger ’14 , Madison Danis ’14 and Rachel Kim ’14

The Child as Citizen: The Importance of Context and Identity in the Early Childhood Schools of Pistoia, Italy
Presentation deriving from junior year abroad internship with Susan Etheredge, professor of education and child study, and Giovanna Bellesia, professor of Italian language and literature

Representations in Film and Theater: Seelye 110

Amalia Charles ’14

Playing Cowboy: The Representation and Enacting of Masculinity in Red Dead Redemption (2010)
Presentation deriving from special studies with Alexandra Keller, associate professor of film studies

Jeanne Lowrey ’14

"So Here’s What You Missed on Glee": Jewish Representation in American Media
Presentation deriving from thesis with Alexandra Keller, associate professor of film studies

Emuna David ’14

Vegan Eva Braun: A One-Act Love Story
Presentation deriving from special studies with Ellen Kaplan, professor of theatre

Research in U.S. Women’s History: Seelye 206

Amy Strolle ’15 and Kyle Palmore ’14

Research in U.S. Women’s History: Sophia Smith Collection
Presentation deriving from classwork with Jennifer Guglielmo, associate professor of history

Healing and Narrative: Seelye 208

Haleemah Jackson ’14

Spirits, Zebu Horns and Blood: A Study of the Ombiasa, a Malagasy Traditional Healer
Presentation deriving from independent studies with Donald Joralemon, professor of anthropology

Amanda Lewis ’14

Usable Pasts: A Narrative Film of Safe Passage
Presentation deriving from classwork with Laura Lovett, associate professor of history at University of Massachusetts Amherst

Economic Institutions and Policies: Seelye 211

Hana Alidina ’14

Does the Central Bank Independence Affect the Inflation Performance of Developed and Developing Countries?
Presentation deriving from classwork with Roisin O’Sullivan, associate professor of economics

Tasfia Zaman ’14

To What Extent Has Brazil’s Inflation-Targeting Regime Been Effective?
Presentation deriving from global financial institutions concentration with Roisin O’Sullivan, associate professor of economics

Mira Al Futtaim ’14

Central Bank Reserves and Portfolio Effect Contagion on Global Bond Markets: The Case of Bank of Japan’s Currency Intervention (2003-04)
Presentation deriving from concentration requirement for capstone project with Roisin O’Sullivan, associate professor of economics

Nathalie Ketzel Youngerman ’14

Health, Institutions, and Development: Ujamaa in Tanzania
Presentation deriving from classwork with Simon Halliday, assistant professor of economics

The Mediterranean and Middle East: Seelye 308

Emilia Gambardella ’14

Connoisseur of Solitude: Exile and Cesare Pavese
Presentation deriving from thesis with Alfonso Procaccini, professor of Italian language and literature

Sophie Schor ’14

Democratization Processes in the Modern Middle East
Presentation deriving from special studies with Nadya Sbaiti, assistant professor of history; Suleiman Mourad, professor of religion; and Gregory White, Mary Huggins Gamble Professor of Government and Elizabeth Mugar Eveillard ’69 Faculty Director of the Lewis Global Studies Center

Marie Jones ’14

Cousin Marriage and Shifting Public Health Policies in the Middle East
Presentation deriving from thesis with Donna Robinson Divine, Morningstar Family Professor in the Field of Jewish Studies and professor of government

Body Image Among Tibetan Refugees in India: Seelye 312

Lisa Kelley ’14, Michelle Deadwyler ’14 and Tatenda Mahlanza ’15

Surveying Body Image among Tibetan Refugees in India
Presentation deriving from classwork with Leslie Jaffe, Smith College physician and director of health services


1:30–4 p.m., Extended Sessions

Chinese Artists in Paris and Their Legacy: Winslow Teaching Gallery, Museum of Art

Fu Ji '14

Exhibition and Talk: The First Generation of Chinese Artists in Paris and Their Legacy
Presentation deriving from concentration project with Jessica Nicoll, Director and Louise Ines Doyle ’34 Chief Curator of the Smith College Museum of Art; Rosetta Cohen, Sylvia Dlugasch Bauman, Professor of Education and Child Study; and Laura Kalba, assistant professor of art and co-sponsored by the Lewis Global Studies Center and generous funding from the Blumberg Fellows Fund

Creating Disability Syllabi: Incorporating Dis/ability Into the Curriculum: Seelye 101

An interdisciplinary discussion about incorporating dis/ability into the curriculum at Smith. This session of presentations derives from special studies with Elizabeth Pryor, assistant professor of history.

Kylie Boazman ’14, Lilith Siegel ’14, Devin Shuman ’14, Nicole Teitelbaum ’14, Claire Brown ’14 and Mishka Viscardi ’13

Museum Concentration Research Capstone Projects, PART 2: Seelye 106

This session of presentations derives from classwork with Jessica Nicoll, director and Louise Ines Doyle 1934 Chief Curator of the Smith College Museum of Art; Rosetta Cohen, Sylvia Dlugasch Bauman Professor of Education and Child Study; and Maggie Lind, Smith College Museum of Art’s assistant educator for academic programs.

Elizabeth Tyra ’14

Pants: Women and Identity in the 20th Century

Katelyn Goldstein ’14

Conserve & Protect: Museum Guard Culture

Chelsie Dias ’14 and Victoria Grace ’14

Smith College Fund for Innovation

Elena Terhune '14

Visual Literacy in Comics

Miriam Mosher ’14

Black Feminism and the Cultural Legacy of Ms. Magazine

Margaret Kean ’14

Investigating Method: A Reproduction and its Frame

Kahn Liberal Arts Institute: Seelye 201

This session of presentations derives from research in the semester-long research project Regarding Images with Nicholas Howe, associate professor of computer science, and Fraser Stables, associate professor of art, as well as the yearlong project Placing Space with Suzan Edwards, L. Clark Seelye Professor of Astronomy, and Cornelia Pearsall, professor of English language and literature.

Marjorie Amon '15, Frances Lazare '15, Aiyi Zhang '15, Shaina Roberts '14, Christina Nelson '14, Emma Kimata, and Mary Jessica LeVan Lawrence '14

Psychological Science for Health Promotion: Seelye 301

This session of presentations derives from classwork with Benita Jackson, associate professor of psychology.

Rui Xie ’15

Smithies Against Procrastination

Rachel Frank ’14

Rainbows in Your Tummy

Katherine Taylor ’15

The Kindness Campaign

2:45–4 p.m. Concurrent Sessions

Consciousness, Logic and Perspective: Seelye 107

Ellina Nektalova ’14

Placing Autonomy Back in the Patient’s Hands: A Kantian Approach
Presentation deriving from thesis with Susan Levin, professor of philosophy

Natalie Smith ’16 and Nikila Lakshmanan ’16

The Problem of Evil in Colonial India: The Development of Philosophical Perspectives
Presentation deriving from STRIDE research with Nalini Bhushan, professor of philosophy

Emma Phipps ’14

Ze/Zem/Zir: A Linguistic Investigation of Non-Binary Gender Pronouns
Presentation deriving from special studies with Nalini Bhushan, professor of philosophy

Francesca Petronio ’14 and Jaime Rossow ’14

A Man’s World? The Potential of Feminist Consciousness to Combat the Negative Clinical Effects of Gender Stigma Consciousness
Presentation deriving from classwork with Patricia DiBartolo, professor of psychology

Poetry Concentration Capstone Projects: Seelye 109

This session of presentations derives from work for the Poetry Concentration Capstone Project with Ellen Doré Watson, director of the Poetry Center and lecturer in English language and literature.

Savannah Grant ’14

Syringa Vulgaris: An Exploration of Fragmented Memory

Meredith Nnoka ’14

How Blue Can You Get: A Poetry Series

Art and Design: Seelye 110

Sylvia Mosiany ’16

Colonial and Post-Colonial Kenyan Architecture
Presentation deriving from special studies with Frazer Ward, associate professor of art

Amalia Charles ’14

Queering in the Digital Age: The Influence of Fan Productions on U.S. Television
Presentation deriving from thesis with Alexandra Keller, associate professor of film studies, and Lokeilani Kaimana, lecturer in film studies

Hope Fried ’14

Fur: Preserving a History
Presentation deriving from special studies with Kiki Smith, professor of theatre

Insights Through Math, Statistics and Logic: Seelye 206

Maja Milosavljevic ’14 and Jordan Menter ’16

The Smathie World
Presentation deriving from classwork with Benjamin Baumer, visiting assistant professor in mathematics and statistics

Sara Stoudt ’15, Dana Udwin ’14 and Kelly Francis '15

Social Media: Changing the Way We Talk About the Weather
Presentation deriving from classwork with Benjamin Baumer, visiting assistant professor in mathematics and statistics

Yu Jin ’14

Attack and Defense Game Between Crabs and Snails: Mathematical Insights
Presentation deriving from thesis with Christophe Golé, professor of mathematics and statistics

Alexandria Brenon ’17

Flipping the Logic Class
Presentation deriving from STRIDE research with Albert Mosley, professor of philosophy

Diversity and Heritage: Seelye 208

Jessica Pugnali ’15

Collaborative Learning in a Lusophone Heritage Language Community
Presentation deriving from special studies with Simone Gugliotta, lecturer of Spanish and Portuguese

Álvaro Suárez Ortiz GS

The Sociedades Hispanas Confederadas During the Spanish Civil War
Presentation deriving from special studies with Patricia Gonzalez, senior lecturer of Spanish and Portuguese and Lane Hall-Witt, lecturer and director of the Diploma Program in American Studies

Jean Hoffheimer ’14

Covert Ops in 1970s Chile: Women and Subversive Media Propaganda
Presentation deriving from special studies with Ann Zulawski, Sydenham C. Parsons Professor of History and of Latin American Studies

Sarah Iverson ’14

Check Two or More: Multiethnic Experiences on a Melting Pot Campus
Presentation deriving from Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Research with Ginetta Candelario, associate professor of sociology and of Latin American Studies

Structure and Movement: Seelye 211

Anne Hunter ’14, Emily Barbour ’14, Julia Whiting ’14 and Julia Jones ’14

Contemporary Permanent Farmers’ Market Structures
Presentation deriving from a four-year survey process on local food consumption and availability in Northamptn stemming from the Sustainable Food Concentration Capstone class ENX 300 with Paul Wetzel, environmental research coordinator

Erin Linebarger GS, Maja Milosavljevic ’14, Jennifer Tripp GS and Cloie Webster GS

Bouncing Balls in Ells
Presentations deriving from classwork with James Henle, Myra M. Sampson Professor of Mathematics and Statistics

English, Linguistics and Medieval Studies: Seelye 308

Josephpina Lee ’15

An Overview of the Asian American Literary Avant-garde in the Last 30 Years With an Emphasis on Women Poets
Presentation deriving from Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Research with Michael Thurston, professor of English language and literature

Alice Wolff ’15

Cauldrons in Celtic Literature and Archaeology
Presentation deriving from classwork with Craig Davis, professor of English language and literature

Abby Sprenkle ’14

The Doom of Kings: Anglo-Saxon Law as Kingly Literature
Presentation deriving from thesis with Craig Davis, professor of English language and literature, and Joshua Birk, assistant professor of history

Lost/Found in Translation: Cultural Literacy Projects in Japanese Language Courses: Seelye 311

This session of presentations, deriving from classwork with Yuri Kumagai, senior lecturer East Asian languages and literature, and Thomas Rohlich, professor of East Asian languages and literature

Kay Kulason ’15 and Jessica Mann ’15

Lost in the Clouds: Comparative Analysis of Miyazaki Hayao’s “Castle in the Sky” in Japanese and English

Helen Li ’14, Roseanna Hopper ’15 and Desiree Viola ’17

Leaping Through Translation: Linguistic and Cultural Analysis of the Japanese SF Anime, “The Girl Who Leapt Through Time”

Katherine Alpert ’14, Danielle Atchison ’14, Misa Kobayashi ’16 and Winni Ni ’15

Preserving the Flavorful Kyoto Culture: Translation and Subtitling Challenges

Biological and Psychological Influences: Seelye 312

Lawren Gamble ’14

Detecting Flow Separation over a Bio-Inspired Patterned Surface Using a Miniature Pressure Sensory Array
Presentation deriving from thesis research with Paul Voss, associate professor of engineering

Emonii Robinson ’17

Psychology and Climate Change: An Online Database
Presentation deriving from AEMES research with Michele Wick, research associate in psychology

Arielle Gomes-Williams ’15

From Miasma to Microbes: The History of Bioterrorism
Presentation deriving from special studies with Joshua Birk, assistant professor of history

Mitchell Carney ’15

Rethinking Moghaddam’s Staircase: The Psychology of Homegrown Jihadi Terrorism
Presentation deriving from special studies with Lauren Duncan, professor of psychology

 

4:15–5:15 p.m., Collaborations Recital

Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage Hall

An hour of music by selected music students and faculty. Coordinated by Jane Bryden, Iva Dee Hiatt Professor of Music; Jonathan Hirsh, senior lecturer in music; Grant Moss, senior lecturer in music; and Liza Stepanova, Iva Dee Hiatt Visiting Artist in Piano visiting artist and lecturer in music.

Participating Students

Mehr Kaur '16; Katie Lipow ’14; Erin Pratt ’17; Defne Abur ’14; Elena Ayers ’17; Kathryn Berg ’16; Sarah Brisson ’14; Emily Byers ’16; Lucia Ferguson ’14; Kelly Jennings ’14; Patricia Kopko ’15; Caroline Lim ’17; Susan Lukacs ’16; Emerson Lynch ’15; Jess Marlor ’16; Nora Nadire ’14; Geneva Ruppert ’14; Katherine Scott ’14; Kathleen Sheehy ’14; Helena Tatgenhorst ’16; Hannah Woodman ’14


Key to Abbreviations

AC = Ada Comstock Scholar
AMH = Amherst College
GS = graduate student
HC = Hampshire College
J = graduation in January
MHC = Mount Holyoke College
NHS = Northampton High School
UMass = University of Massachusetts Amherst