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Saturday, April 16

8–10:30 a.m., Morning Refreshments

Campus Center

8:30–10:30 a.m., MorningPoster Session

Julia Graham '16, Grace Peralta '16 and Bryn Gingrich '16
Advancing the Mill River Greenway Initiative: Creating a Social and Ecological Space Along the Mill River; poster session deriving from classwork and environmental science and policy capstone project with Alexander Barron, assistant professor of environmental science and policy, Gaby Immerman, laboratory instructor in biological sciences and Gary Hartwell, project manager of facilities management

Jenny Banh '18 and Sarah Thalheimer '18
Force Chains in Granular Materials: Outcomes and Applications; poster session deriving from STRIDE and AEMES research with Nalini Easwar, professor of physics

Sarah Elghazoly '19 and Christina Kielczewska '19
Pulsed Power Supply for Powering a Magnetic Induction Ring Launcher; poster session deriving from AEMES research with Joyce Palmer-Fortune, lecturer and laboratory instructor of physics

Victoria Schein '16 and Yuqing Zhu '19
High-Precision Measurement of Mineral Refractive Indices Using a Laser Refractometer; poster session deriving from special studies with Doreen Weinberger, professor of physics and John Brady, Mary Elizabeth Moses Professor of Geosciences

Cathy Gu '18 and Lucy Liang '17
Measuring the Magnetic-Field-Orientation-Dependent Specific Heat of a Two-Dimensional Superconductor; poster session deriving from SURF research with Nathanael Fortune, professor of physics

Isabelle Bunge '18
Exploring Phase Change Materials to Improve Solar Energy Collection - Solar Water Heating and Other Novel Applications; poster session deriving from STRIDE research with Joyce Palmer-Fortune, lecturer and laboratory instructor in physics

Tia Karapoulios '16
Predictors of Basketball Performance: Wing Span Versus Vertical Jump; poster session deriving from special studies with Karen Riska, lecturer of exercise and sport studies and Jim Johnson, professor of exercise and sport studies

Liza Halpin '16 and Rosangelica Perez '16
Modulatory Effects of Withania somnifera on the Human Glycine Receptor; poster session deriving from thesis work with Adam Hall, professor of biological sciences

Jennifer Christensen ‘GS
Oxytocin in the Central Nucleus of the Amygdala and Female Meadow Vole Seasonal Sociality; poster session deriving from graduate research with Annaliese Beery, assistant professor of psychology

Katherine Freitas '16
Species, Day Length, and Cohabitation: Differences in Aggression in the Microtine Model; poster session deriving from special studies with Annaliese Beery, assistant professor of psychology

Mariana Villalobos-Ortiz '16
Investigating the Neuroprotective Effects of Acetaminophen in a C. Elegans Animal Model of Parkinson's Disease; poster session deriving from special studies with Lisa Mangiamele, assistant professor of biological sciences and Mary Harrington, Tippit Professor in Life Sciences and professor of psychology

Emily Ohrtman '16 and Meri Millman '16
The Developmental Effects of Sibling Groups in Foster Care Children; poster session deriving from special studies with Mary Harrington, Tippit Professor in Life Sciences and professor of psychology

Emilie Jones '18, Linnea Hetland '18J, Shuqi Brenda Mao '18 and Susie Park '19
Effects of BPS on Zebrafish Behavior and Physiology; poster session deriving from classwork with Mary Harrington, Tippit Professor in Life Sciences and professor of psychology

Erin Walch '16 and Varsha Subramaniam '17
Modulation of Propofol-Enhanced GABAa Receptor Currents in the Presence of Novel Anesthetic Agents 2,6 Dimethylcyclohexanol and 2,6 Diisopropylcyclohexanol; poster session deriving from thesis work with Adam Hall, professor of biological sciences

Denicia Peterson '17, Jordan Isaacs '18, Zoe Rubinstein '18 and Alyson Daniels '17
Hippocampus Plasticity; poster session deriving from classwork with Mary Harrington, Tippit Professor in Life Sciences and professor of psychology

Sarah Smith '18, Ku-Nung Lin '18 and Brigit McDannell '18
Assessing the Toxicological Effects of Pyriproxyfen on Embryonic Zebrafish Brain Development and Behavior Related to Symptoms Characteristic of Microcephaly; poster session deriving from classwork with Mary Harrington, Tippit Professor in Life Sciences and professor of psychology

Reja Javed '18, Caroline Labriola '18, Ivana William '18 and Donna Mosley ‘AC
Effects of Circadian Disruption and a High Fat Diet on Fat Tissue Morphology; poster session deriving from special studies, AEMES and interterm research with Mary Harrington, Tippit Professor in Life Sciences and professor of psychology

Sarah Lopez '17 and Katrina Blandino '17
The Use of Operant Conditioning to Assess the Presence of Affiliation Between Peer Meadow Voles; poster session deriving from classwork with Annaliese Beery, assistant professor of psychology

Nicole Lee ‘GS
Peer Affiliation in a Promiscuous and a Monogamous Vole Species; poster session deriving from independent graduate research with Annaliese Beery, assistant professor of psychology

Erika Correll '16
The Role of the LOFC and MOFC in Alcohol Seeking in Adult Rats; poster session deriving from independent research at University of Massachusetts, Amherst with Mary Harrington, Tippit Professor in Life Sciences and professor of psychology and David Moorman, assistant professor of psychology at University of Massachusetts Amherst

Fortunate Chifamba '16, Wanqi Wang '17 and Marilyn Romero '17
Assessing the Effect of Voluntary Wheel Running on Glucose Tolerance in Circadian Disrupted Female Mice; poster session deriving from special studies with Mary Harrington, Tippit Professor in Life Sciences and professor of psychology and Polly Molyneux, research assistant of psychology

Olivia Mallari '16
The Role of the Orexin System in the Incubation of Alcohol Craving in Rats?; poster session deriving from thesis work with Mary Harrington, Tippit Professor in Life Sciences and professor of psychology and David Moorman, assistant professor of psychology at University of Massachusetts Amherst

Shelby Hall '18, Maya Salvio '18, Anja Nordstrom '18 and Farah Samawi '19
The Effect of Prallethrin on Zebrafish Morphology; poster session deriving from classwork with Mary Harrington, Tippit Professor in Life Sciences and professor of psychology

Heather Upin '16
A Study of the Geochemical and Geomorphologic Evidence for Prehistoric Floods from Paulina Lake in Newberry Crater, Central Oregon; poster session deriving from thesis work with Robert Newton, professor of geosciences

Hannah Francis '16
Experiments Investigating Retention of Sodium in Peatlands Affected by Road-Salt Pollution; poster session deriving from thesis work with Amy Rhodes, associate professor of geosciences

Emily DiPadova '16
Metamorphism and Assimilation of Xenoliths of the Cuillin Centre, Isle of Skye, Scotland; poster session deriving from thesis work with Mark Brandriss, senior lecturer of geosciences

Sydney Reyes Beattie '19
Archaeological Geology of Limestones used by the Pre-Columbian Maya People of the Yucatan Peninsula; poster session deriving from early research projects with Bosiljka Glumac, professor of geosciences

Naomi Jahan '18
Storm-Deposited Boulder Ridges on San Salvador Island, Bahamas in the Aftermath of Hurricane Joaquin; poster session deriving from special studies with Bosiljka Glumac, professor of geosciences and H. Allen Curran, William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor Emeritus of Geology

Sarah Dickson '16
Petrographic Analysis of Sandstones from the Cretaceous Nanushuk and Torok Formations, Slope Mountain, Alaska; poster session deriving from Keck Geology Consortium Project with Bosiljka Glumac, professor of geosciences

Eli Molitors Bergman '17
Investigating Impacts of Slow Slip Events on GPS Station Velocity and Subduction Zone Coupling in Cascadia; poster session deriving from special studies with John Loveless, assistant professor of geosciences

Sofia Johnson '19
Investigating Earthquake Hazard of the Cascadia Subduction Zone and Surrounding Faults; poster session deriving from STRIDE research with John Loveless, associate professor of geosciences

Kimberly Du '18
Microfossils from Arctic Alaska; poster session deriving from AEMES research with Sara Pruss, associate professor of geosciences

Jessica Chang '17 and Kaitlyn Klema '16
Archaeocyathan Reefs of the Lower Cambrian Wood Canyon Formation, Death Valley, California; poster session deriving from classwork with Sara Pruss, associate professor of geosciences and John Loveless, assistant professor of geosciences

Emma Roth '17
Ecological and Chemostratigraphic Analysis of Ordovician Coral Reefs; poster session deriving from special studies with Sara Pruss, associate professor of geosciences

Claudia Deeg '17
The Effect of the Cretaceous-Paleogene Extinction on Calcium Carbonate Accumulation; poster session deriving from special studies with Sara Pruss, associate professor of geosciences

Claudia Deeg '17 and Ziqiu Zhang '18
Unusual Fossil Preservation in the Lower Carrara Formation, Death Valley, NV; poster session deriving from classwork with Sara Pruss, associate professor of geosciences and John Loveless, assistant professor of geosciences

Courcelle Stark '18
Modes of Preservation in the Lower Triassic Virgin Limestone Member of the Moenkopi Formation, Death Valley, California; poster session deriving from classwork with Sara Pruss, associate professor of geosciences and John Loveless, assistant professor of geosciences

Helena Tatgenhorst '16 and Tessa Browne ‘AC
Investigating the Environmental Conditions that Fostered Oncoid Formation at the Lower-Middle Cambrian Transition, Carrara Formation, Death Valley, Nevada; poster session deriving from classowork with Sara Pruss, associate professor of geosciences and John Loveless, assistant professor of geosciences

Chiza Mwinde '18
Unusual Seafloor-Precipitated Carbonate Fans of the Neoproterozoic Rainstorm Member, Johnnie Formation, Death Valley, California; poster session deriving from classwork with Sara Pruss, associate professor of geosciences and John Loveless, assistant professor of geosciences

Sabrina Cordero '19
Silicified Fossils in the Lower Permian Kaibab Formation, Southern Nevada; poster session deriving from AEMES research with Sara Pruss, associate professor of geosciences

Emma Schlam '16
Cambrian-Ordovician Carbon Isotopes; poster session deriving from special studies with Sara Pruss, associate professor of geosciences

Lizzie Stephani '18
The Enigmatic Ediacaran Fossil Cloudina: Mineralogy and Preservation; poster session deriving from AEMES research with Sara Pruss, associate professor of geosciences

Tessa McGann '16
New Archaeocyathan Reefs of the Lower Cambrian Wood Canyon Formation, Death Valley, USA; poster session deriving from thesis work with Sara Pruss, associate professor of geosciences

Rhiannon Nolan '19
New Investigations of Lower Cambrian Fossils of Southwestern Mongolia; poster session deriving from STRIDE research with Sara Pruss, associate professor of geosciences

Emily Volkmann '16 and Mandy Castro '17
Reef Composition of Belize Dive Site Mexico Rocks; poster session deriving from special studies with L. David Smith, professor of biological sciences and Denise Lello, coordinator of the Four College Biomathematics Consortium

Emily Volkmann '16 and Mandy Castro '17
Soft Coral Abundance and Diversity on Mexico Rocks in Belize; poster session deriving from special studies with L. David Smith, professor of biological sciences

Laura Henry '16
Effect of Purple Spot Disease on Spicule Form and Abundance in Soft Coral, Gorgonia flabellum; poster session deriving from special studies with L. David Smith, professor of biological sciences

Elena Karlsen-Ayala '16, Shabnam Kapur '16, Laura Henry '16, Mandy Castro '17 and Emily Volkmann '16
Coral Reef Ed-Ventures 2015: A Marine
Environmental Education Program in San Pedro, Belize; poster session deriving from summer internship with L. David Smith, professor of biological sciences and Denise Lello, coordinator of the Four College Biomathematics Consortium

Elena Karlsen-Ayala '16, Shabnam Kapur '16 and Sarita Chiu '18
Migration Versus Mutualism: Can the Small-Ranged Endemic Plant Rhododendron catwabiense Form Specialized Ericoid mycorrhizae with Soil Fungi North of Its Native Range?; poster session deriving from thesis work with Jesse Bellemare, assistant professor of biological sciences

Jane Weinstock '16
Tidal and Diel Vertical Migration of Blue Mussel (Mytilus edulis) Larvae in the Eastern Gulf of Maine; poster session deriving from special studies with L. David Smith, professor of biological sciences

Elizabeth Besozzi '16
Bottom-up and Top-down Controls on Red-backed Salamander (Plethodon cinereus) Distribution: A “Landscape of Fear” on the Forest Floor?; poster session deriving from SURF, special studies and thesis work with Jesse Bellemare, assistant professor of biological sciences and Lisa Mangiamele, assistant professor of biological sciences

Sam Goss '18 and Lisa Utzig '18
Hemlock Decline Due to Invasive Insect Attack Could Result in Net Carbon Release from the Forest Floor; poster session deriving from AEMES research with Jesse Bellemare, assistant professor of biological sciences

Natalie Smith '16
Protein Engineering for Transferrin Receptor-Mediated Drug Delivery Across the Blood-Brain Barrier; poster session deriving from thesis work with Sarah Moore, assistant professor of engineering

Gina Mantica '16
The Evolution of Androgen Receptor Distribution in the Spinal Cord to Support Specialized Sexual Displays: A Comparative Analysis Using Staurois parvus; poster session deriving from thesis work with Lisa Mangiamele, assistant professor of biological sciences

Gina Cho '17
How Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) Impact Development of the Pharyngeal System; poster session deriving from special studies with Michael Barresi, associate professor of biological sciences

Zoe Brian '18J
Can Playgroups Reduce Stress Behaviors in Shelter Dogs?; poster session deriving from special studies with Virginia Hayssen, professor of biological sciences

Emma Becker '18, Ziqiu Zhang '18 and Dara Brena '17
Intertidal Bully: Interference competition by Littorina littorea on L. obtusata; poster session deriving from special studies with Paulette Peckol, Louise C. Harrington Professor of Biological Sciences

Abigail Bergman '18
Police Training Videos Applied to the Shooter Bias Phenomenon; poster session deriving from STRIDE research with Fletcher Blanchard, professor of psychology

Leen Ajlouni '18, Abigail Bergman '18 and Autumn Mineo '19
Isolating and Characterizing Antibiotic Producing Bacteria from Soil from the MacLeish Field Station; poster session deriving from classwork with Jan Vriezen, laboratory instructor of biological sciences

Ria Deshpande '16 and Sahar Aftab '18
Investigating the Mechanism of Cytoplasmic Dynein by Comparing Microtubule Binding Domains; poster session deriving from thesis work with Nathan Derr, assistant professor of biological sciences

Sophie Dilek '17 and Siphokazi Kargbo '18
The Bioaccumulation of Mercury in Largemouth Bass from Northwest Missouri; poster session deriving from special studies with Robert Merritt, professor of biological sciences, Robert Newton, professor of geosciences, and Marc Anderson, laboratory instructor in chemistry

Liz Tan '16
The Trans-Atlantic Cactus: Rhipsalis baccifera; poster session deriving from thesis work with Robert Merritt, professor of biological sciences, Laura Katz, Elsie Damon Simonds Professor of Biological Sciences, Robert Nicholson, conservatory manager of Botanic Garden of Smith College and Richard Briggs, Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences

Erica Wan '17 and Daniela Deny '18
Investigating the Susceptibility of Uropathogenic Escherichia coli to Colicins; poster session deriving from special studies with Christine White-Ziegler, professor of biological sciences and Robert Dorit, professor of biological sciences

Caroline Keroack '16G, Kalani Williams '18, Kaela DeAngelis '16, Eirini Tsekitsidou '16, Xela Miller '18 and Kate Fessler '18
Assessing the Potential Spread of Seal Heartworm (Acanthocheilonema spirocauda) Using Molecular Techniques; poster session deriving from thesis work with Steven Williams, Gates Professor of Biological Sciences

Eirini Tsekitsidou '16, Caroline Keroack GS, Kalani Williams '18, Kaela DeAngelis '16, Kate Fessler '18 and Xela Miller '18
Investigating the Evolution of Wolbachia spp.-Derived Genes in the Genome of Wolbachia-Independent Filarial Nematodes; poster session deriving from thesis work and special studies with Steven Williams, Gates Professor of Biological Sciences

Meghna Purkayastha '16, Tiffani Chang '16 and Stephanie Capsuto '18
Neurolenin: Drug Development for Lymphatic Filariasis; poster session deriving from special studies work with Steven Williams, Gates Professor of Biological Sciences and Kevin Shea, professor of chemistry

Katie McGeough '16 and Megan Neubig '17
Extraction and Functionalization of Neurolenins from Neurolaena lobata; poster session deriving from thesis work with Kevin Shea, professor of chemistry

Melissa Torres GS
An Evaluation of Immunoinformatics Predictions and the Biological Relevance of These Predictions to Identify Putative T cell Epitopes Against the Causative Agents of Lymphatic Filariasis; poster session deriving from thesis work with Steven Williams, Gates Professor of Biological Sciences

Chalis Bird GS and Sofi Vergara '19
Gastrointestinal Nematodes in South African Wildlife; poster session deriving from thesis work with Steven Williams, Gates Professor of Biological Sciences

Amalia Sweet '17 and Yael Tsitohay '17J
Development of a Nuclear Extraction Protocol for Isolation of Filarial Nematode Transcription Factors; poster session deriving from special studies with Steven Williams, Gates Professor of Biological Sciences

Amalia Driller-Colangelo '18, Marina Cheng '17, Jessica Morgan '17 and Karen Chau '16
Investigating the Biophysical Mechanisms of Dynein Ensemble Motility using DNA Origami; poster session deriving from SURF research and special studies with Nathan Derr, assistant professor of biological sciences

Emmie Knobloch '17
Clocking Transgene Expression in Yeast; poster session deriving from special studies with Nathan Derr, assistant professor of biological sciences

Nicole DelRosso HC ‘16
Triggered Regeneration of Molecular Circuit Components to Impement Iterative DNA Strand Displacement Operations; poster session deriving from thesis work with Nathan Derr, assistant professor of biological science, Sarah Hews, assistant professor of mathematics at Hamsphire College, and Lee Spector, professor of computer science at Hampshire College

Sydney Walker '16
Isoflurane Impacts the Actin Cytoskeletal by Impacting Cofilin Phosphorylation in Neonatal Murine Cortical Neurons; poster session deriving from special studies with Adam Hall, professor of biological sciences

Arcadia Kratkiewicz '16
Analysis of Creatine Kinase Expression and Regulation Throughout C2C12 Myogenesis; poster session deriving from thesis work with Stylianos Scordilis, professor of biological sciences

Lauren Brunet '16, Alyson Daniels '17, Ghida El-Banna '17, Becky Kuzma '18, Carter Kyle '18, Megan Wancura '17 and Jinyi Yang '18
Serum Proteins Following Exercise - A Course Based Research Experience; poster session deriving from course laboratory research with Stylianos Scordilis, professor of biological sciences and Kalina Dimova, laboratory instructor in biological sciences

Anna Carroll '16, Isabella McNamara '16, Pooja Hindocha '16, Quinn Anex-Ries '17, Ana Paola Garcia '17 and Megan Wancura '17
Synthesis and Analysis of Multi-Functional Polymer Hydrogel Biomedical Materials; poster session deriving from thesis work with Maren Buck, assistant professor of chemistry

Isabella McNamara '16, Quinn Anex-Ries '17, Pooja Hindocha '16, Megan Wancura '17, Ana Garcia '17 and Anna Carroll '16
Synthetic Biomaterials for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine; science poster deriving from special studies with Maren Buck, assistant professor of chemistry

Sigal Eini '16
Post-Polymerization Modification of Reactive, Azlactone-Functionalized Block Copolymers: Rapid Synthesis of Polymeric Amphiphiles for the Assembly of Drug Delivery Vehicles; poster session deriving from thesis work with Maren Buck, assistant professor of chemistry

Naina Zaman '16 and Julia Yun '16
Synthesis and Purification of Stereoisomers in Cyclohexanol Analogs for Novel Anesthetic Properties; poster session deriving from special studies with Kevin Shea, professor of chemistry

Kelsey Mack '17, Charnice Charmant '16, Nomfuneko Mafunda '17 and Emily Byers '16
Nanoscale Topography of Si(100) Surfaces; poster session deriving from special studies with Kate Queeney, professor of chemistry

Clare Jacobson '16, Suzanne Abreu '17 and Mairead Bartlett '18
Copper Mediated Methylation of Aromatic C-H Bonds; poster session deriving from special studies with David Gorin, assistant professor of chemistry

Emilia Arguello '16, Sarah Krejci '18 and Yueyu Yao '18
DNA-Small Molecule Catalysts for Site-Selective Transformations; poster session deriving from thesis work and special studies with David Gorin, assistant professor of chemistry

Noelia Martinez-Munoz '16
O-Methylation Using Dimethyl Carbonate: Mechanistic Studies; poster session deriving from thesis work with David Gorin, assistant professor of chemistry

KC Chen '16
Ethylene Carbonate for Ethoxylation of Aromatic Nitrogen Nucleophiles; poster session deriving from thesis work with David Gorin, assistant professor of chemistry

Emily Boerger '16 and Luojun Dong '17
Effects of Cisplatin and Spiroiminodihydantoin Lesions on DNA Duplexes Investigated with NMR Methods; poster session deriving from thesis work with Elizabeth Jamieson, associate professor of chemistry and Cristina Suarez, professor of chemistry

Dominique Callahan '18, Jazmine Collins '17 and Sarah Tully '17
Playing Drinking Games as a Form of Prepartying Among Young Adults; poster session deriving from classwork with Byron Zamboanga, professor of psychology

9:30 a.m.–noon, AM Extended Presentation Session

Translation Studies Concentration: Translating Across Languages, Cultures, and Time: Seelye 101

This session of presentations derives from projects in the Translation Studies Concentration with Janie M. Vanpee, professor of French studies and comparative literature; Sujane Wu, associate professor of East Asian languages and literatures; Giovanna Bellesia, professor of Italian language and literature; Yuri Kumagai, senior lecturer of East Asian languages and literatures; Malcolm McKnight, associate professor of Spanish and Portuguese; Reyes Lázaro, associate professor of Spanish and Portuguese; Dawn Fulton, associate professor of French Studies; Judith Keyler-Meyer, senior lecture of German Studies; Laura Kalba, assistant professor of Art; Mohamed Hassan, senior lecturer in Arabic and Director of the Five College Arabic Program; and Massy Suk, lecturer in East Asian languages and literatures.

Nancy Martinez '16
Transparency in Density: Marginalia as the Translator's Narrative

Calais Harding '16
Early 20th Century Spanish Literature Today

Stephanie Pereira '16
Lusophone Identities and Disparities

Citally Delgado '16
Insubmissas lágrimas de mulheres

Gabrielle Zutrau '16
A Radical Voice in Chinese Feminism

Dinah Lensing-Sharp '16
Between Foreign and Familiar: Translating Gender, Sexuality, and Foreigness in Die Vielen und der Eine

Victoria Gilligan '16
Song of the People: Hidoe Levy's Kodumin no uta

Raphaela Tayvah '16
Collectif d'Art Sociologique

Eleana Thompson '16
The Fight for Feminism in 20th century Egypt (Memoirs of a Woman Doctor by Nawal El Sadawwi)

Caitlin Rosazza '16
l caffè--Tahar Lamri (Mondopentola)

Min Ji Kwon '16
Self Translation

Taking the Archives Public: Archives Concentration Capstone Presentations: Seelye 106

This session of presentations derives from concentration projects with Kelly Anderson, oral historian of special collections.

Alexandra Bush '16
Curating the Self: An Examination of Smith Scrapbooks

Kimberly Dildine MHC '16
Blanche Ames Ames

Emily Esten UMass '16
Historical Inquiry into Action: The Methods of Mary Sheldon Barnes

Kye Garcia '16
'But at What Cost to Smith College?': Students Protests Then and Now

Julia Greider '16
In Search of the Queer Reader: Lesbian Pulp Fiction in Mid-Century America

Erika Lively 'AC
A Well of Knowledge on the Dry: A Black Female Educator on the Colorado Plains

Katie Mikulka '16
Choreographing a History: Agnes de Mille's "Fall River Legend

Sarah Orsak '16
Girl Zines: Trauma/Disability/Illness in the Archive from Then to Now

Mallory Strider 'AC
Currents of Contention: Taming the Mill River

Madison White '16
Personally Attractive: Carrie Lee and the Housing Crisis of 1913

The Social Patterning of Psychology & Well-Being: Seelye 201

This panel presentation derives from laboratory work with Benita Jackson, associate professor of psychology.

Ayerin Gomez '17
Non-Traditional Measures of Socioeconomic Status and Health-Damaging Behaviors Among Latinas and Latinos

Kelly Nault 'PB
That Pose Becomes You: Effect of Body Postures on Self-Concept Size

Anne Regan 'PB, and Ty Ruwe '19
Student Voices in the Smith College Classroom

10:45 a.m.–noon, Morning Presentation Session

Biological Sciences: Seelye 105

Jiaqi Mei, '16
Lateral Gene Transfer in Fungal Taxa
Presentation deriving from a thesis work with Laura Katz, Elsie Damon Simonds Professor of Biological Sciences

Bethaney Gulla-Devaney '18 and Chip Sisson '16
Stramenopiles, Alveolates, and Rhizaria—Oh my! A Molecular Approach to Aquatic Microbial Communities
Presentation deriving from special studies with Laura Katz, Elsie Damon Simonds Professor of Biological Sciences

Zuliat Owoade '16
Predicting Lateral Gene Transfer in Plasmodium falciparum
Presentation deriving from thesis work with Laura Katz, Elsie Damon Simonds Professor of Biology

Global Financial Institutions Concentration: Seelye 107

Sneha Verma '18, Qinqin Xu '18 and Shuli Hu '18
Comparison of Foreign Investment Attractiveness: Peru and Colombia
Presentation deriving from class work for the Global Financial Institutions Concentration with Mahnaz Mahndavi, professor of economics

Leslie Hillsamer '16
Navigating the Repo Market: The Central Bank's Pursuit of Financial Stability
Presentation deriving from classwork and Global Financial Institutions concentration project with Roisin O'Sullivan, associate professor of economics, and Mahnaz Mahdavi, professor of economics and faculty director of Women & Financial Independence

Tiejin Zhang '16
The Potential for Foreign Investment in Sub-Saharan Africa
Presentation deriving from Global Financial Institute concentration project with Mahnaz Mahdavi, professor of economics and faculty director of Women & Financial Independence, Simon Halliday, assistant professor of economics, and Zaza Kabayadondo, co-director of Design Thinking Initiative

Elise Smith '16
The AIIB and Chinese Multilateralism
Presentation deriving for the Global Financial Institutions Concentration and classwork with Dennis Yasutomo, Esther Cloudman Dunn Professor of Government

Government: Seelye 109

Shannon Mulligan AC '17
Proprietary Dataset Use in the Study and Understanding of Women’s Movements in the MENA Region
Presentation deriving from special studies with Bozena Welborne, assistant professor of government

Victoria Yan '16
Ms. Independent? : A Global Survey on Female Agency in Political Participation
Presentation deriving from special studies with Bozena Welborne, assistant professor of government

Asaloy Ikromova '17J
Unequal Representation: A Study of the Politics of Gender Quotas in Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan
Presentation deriving from special studies with Alice Hearst, professor of government, and Regine Spector, assistant professor of political science, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Kahn Liberal Arts Institute: Seelye 110

This session of presentations derives from research conducted by Student Fellows in the Kahn Liberal Arts Institute project titled Memory: Form, Function and Fallability with Dawn Fulton, professor of French studies and Adam Hall, professor of biological sciences.

Aisha Amin '17
Verbatim Theatre: The Intersection of Theatre and Memory

Claire Bowman '16
The Memory of Student Debt

Nikila Lakshmanan '17
Reincarnation 'Memories in Children': A Juxtaposition of Cases in the United States and India

Sarah Orsak '16
Disability Across the Archives

Jocelyn Proietti '16
Toward a Black Woman's Romantic Ideology: Theorizing Black Women's Cultural Production in the 1980s-90s

Social Change for Health Promotion: Interventions on Smith College Student Well-Being: Seelye 201

This panel presentation derives from classwork with Benita Jackson, associate professor of psychology.

Kenia Reyes '17, Chelsea Pimentel '17, Monika Reifenstein '16, Elizabeth Shaw '16, and Rosemary Song '17J
Health Your Way to the Top: Disseminating Information

Franny Eremin '16, Samantha Font '17, Samantha Giles '17, and Flora Fraga '17
After Hours: Dining Hours at Smith College

Jennifer Hsieh '16, Helen Kim '16, Brittany Kott 'AC, Paula Largacha '17J, and Kim Lawrence 'AC
Stress Busters: Cultivating Mindfulness by Finding Your Lily Pad

Gerraldine Tahere 'AC, Claudia Tanney '16, Eleana Thompson '16, Jesse Tibbits '17, and Sarabeth Upson '16J
De-Stress Kits: Too Blessed to Be Stressed

Human Interactions & Interrelationships: Seelye 207

Emily Ruppel '18
Online Maternity Information Seeking among Lesbian, Bisexual, and Queer Women
Presentation deriving from STRIDE research with Hannah Karpman, assistant professor, School for Social Work

Claire Vinson '19
From Japan to Manzanar: Examining Charlotte DeForest’s Time in Manzanar During World War II
Presentation deriving from STRIDE research with Marnie Anderson, associate professor of history

Miranda Riccardi '19
Visualizing a Human Network: Mapping Libanius's Connections
Presentation deriving from special studies with Scott Bradbury, professor of classics

Energy & Ingenuity: Seelye 208

Isabella Casini '17
Biomass Energy Conversion Processes
Presentation deriving from AEMES McKinley Fellowship project with Denise McKahn, associate professor of engineering

Leen Hayek '16
Investigating Renewable Energy Potentials in Jordan
Presentation deriving from special studies with Judith Cardell, professor of engineering

Weijia (Vega) Zhang '17 and Wencong (Priscilla) Li '18
ETL
Presentation deriving from special studies with Benjamin Baumer, assistant professor of statistics and data sciences

American Studies: Seelye 211

Alessio Zuri AMS '16
Affirmative Action - Special Issues in Human Resource Management
Presentation deriving from special studies with Lane Hall-Witt, professor of American studies and director of American Studies Diploma Program, and Melissa Woodward, associate professor of management at University of Massachusetts Amherst

Charlotte Jegou AMS '16
Technology and Events
Presentation deriving from special studies with Lane Hall-Witt, lecturer of American studies and director of American Studies Diploma Program, and Erin Tierney, lecturer of management at University of Massachusetts Amherst

Gaetane Krebs '16
Collecting Arts of Asia in the United States
Presentation deriving from special studies with Lane Hall-Witt, lecturer of American studies and director of American Studies Diploma Program, and Yao Wu, Carroll Curator of Asian Art in the Smith College Museum of Art

Stefanie M. Schuster AMS '16
"End[ing] an Outdated Approach" (President Obama, 12/17/14) —Why the United States "Normalized" Relations with Cuba
Presentation deriving from thesis work with Lane Hall-Witt, lecturer and director of American Studies Diploma Program, and Brent Durbin, assistant professor of government

Psychology: Seelye 301

Maggie Peebles-Dorin '16
An Analysis of Sleep Patterns in a College Sample
Presentation deriving from thesis work with Randy Frost, H.E. and E.S. Israel Professor of Psychology

Yiwen Zhu '16
Client Emotional Response and Psychotherapy Progress: A Case-Based Approach
Presentation deriving from thesis work with Nnamdi Pole, a professor of psychology

Sophia Deady '16, Kathryn Dernbach '16, Greta Guevara '16 and Maggie Peebles-Dorin '16
Exploration of Material Scrupulosity in Hoarding Disorder
Presentation deriving from special studies with Randy Frost, H.E. and E.S. Israel Professor of Psychology

Imaging Life Through Literature: Seelye 302

Tamara L Nehls AMS '16
Star-Spangled Flarf: Generated Poetry as Representation of Popular Opinion in the U.S.
Presentation deriving from thesis research with Ruth Ozeki, Elizabeth Drew Professor of English language & literature

Alexandra Ostrowski Schilling '18
Broken Bodies and Artificial Intelligence: An Examination of the Acousmêtre, Technology, and Embodiment in Marvel Films
Presentation deriving from classwork with Andrew Ritchey, lecturer of film and media studies

Madeleine Osorovitz GS AMS
Writing Our Way Home: Narratives by Jewish Women Writers Immigrating to the United States
Presentation deriving from AMS Diploma thesis work with Justin Cammy, associate professor of Jewish studies and comparative literature

Sasha Gayle-Schneider '16
Re-Imagining Conflict Through Story
Presentation deriving from special studies with Justin Cammy, associate professor in Jewish Studies and Comparative Literature

Employment & Public Policy: Seelye 306

Katharine Cooney '17
Paid Family Leave Policies in the United States: The Good, the Bad, and the Unimplemented
Presentation deriving from research in the Jean Picker Semester-in-Washington program with Brent Durbin, assistant professor of government

Laura Lubben '16
The Future of Baltimore: Taking Steps Toward a 21st Century Economy
Presentation deriving from Jean Picker Semester-in-Washing program and special studies with Randall Bartlett, professor of economics

Anna Morrison '16
Raising the Minimum Wage: Raising Up Women and Creating Equality
Presentation deriving from classwork with Robert Buchele, professor emeritus of economics

Women and Writing: Seelye 308

Eden Bonjo '16
“We Post to Give Inspiration to Other People”: Queer Young Adults of Color and Digital Spaces of Empowerment
Presentation deriving from thesis work with Jennifer Declue, assistant professor of the study of women and gender, and Elizabeth Armstrong, professor of the study of women and gender

Lucy Hall '19, Haley Peterson '19, and Ilana Shotkin '18
The Atlas of Women's Fiction: Mapping the Landscape of Girls' Adventures
Presentation deriving from STRIDE research with Margaret Bruzelius, Dean of the Senior Class and Associate Dean of the College

Education & Child Study: Seelye 311

Alexandra Singer '16
(Dis)Respect in Urban Schools
Presentation deriving from thesis work with Shannon Audley-Piotrowski, assistant professor of education and child study

Mary Patterson '16 and Karina Huang '18
A Review and Reformulation of Respect in Children's Social Development
Presentation deriving from special studies with Shannon Audley-Piotrowski, assistant professor of education and child study

Kayra Lopez '16 and Audrey Govea '17
Coaching, Community and Collaboration: Project Coach Academic Coaching & Smith Student Leadership
Presentation deriving from special studies with Sam Intrator, professor of education and child study and head of campus school, and Jo Glading-DiLorenzo, director of Project Coach and The Urban Education Initiative

Janine Hutter AMS '16
Pedagogy of Student-Centered Learning
Presentation deriving from AMS Diploma special studies work with Alan Rudnitsky, professor of education and child study

Asian Heritage: Seelye 312

Ayumi Akiyama '18, Hanae Miyake '16, Lisa Yamada '18, Sara Tallent '17, Victoria Ochoa '19, Bella Chou '18, and Amanda Lavond '18
Saving Smith’s Asian Heritage: The Japanese Garden on Paradise Pond
Presentation deriving from classwork with Jamie Hubbard, Jill Ker Conway Professor of Religion and East Asian Studies and Yehan Numata Professor of Buddhist Studies, and Reid Bertone-Johnson, lecturer of landscape studies and manager of the MacLeish Field Station

Spanish & Portuguese: Seelye 313

Angela Acosta '17
Through the Mind of a Generation: A Translation of Vicente Aleixandre’s "Sombra del Paraíso"
Presentation deriving from Mellon-Mays Undergraduate Fellowship research with Reyes Lázaro, associate professor of Spanish and Portuguese

Tiffany Wilt '17 and Abel Castaño '16
Pantalones a La Luna
Presentation deriving from special studies with Reyes Lázaro, associate professor of Spanish and Portuguese, and Lane Hall-Witt, lecturer of American studies and director of American Studies Diploma Program

Clara Rosebrock '16
Performing Memory: Spaces of Trauma, Invisibility, and Resistance
Presentation deriving from special studies with María Estela Harretche, professor of Spanish & Portuguese

Natassia Yahoub '17
Multilingualism and Language Policies in Lusophone Countries
Presentation deriving from work as research assistant for Malcolm McNee, associate professor of Spanish & Portuguese

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.

1–3 p.m., Afternoon Refreshments

Campus Center

1:30–3:30 p.m., Afternoon Poster Session

Julia Franchi Scarselli '18 and Dianne Jester Wieland '16
Mill River Industries in Florence MA; poster session deriving from concentration project with Kelly Anderson, oral historian of special collections

Asriyanti Karma '16
La Mezquita-Catedral: A Walk-Through in Space and Time; poster session deriving from special studies with James Middlebrook, assistant professor of art

Alyssa Rooney '16
An Athletic Director’s Path to the Top: An Analysis of NEWMAC Athletic Directors; poster session deriving from special studies with Jim Johnson, professor of exercise and sports studies

Devi Dearmon-Moore '16
Nutrition and Sport Recovery in Smith Swimmers; science poster session deriving from special studies with Barbara Brehm-Curtis, professor of exercise and sports studies

Kendra Bonde '19, Carolyn Lee Lancaster '19, Claire Tepesch '19 and Maia Tooley '19
Global Stride and the World; poster session deriving from STRIDE research with Nancy Sternbach, professor of Spanish and Portuguese

Dorean Collins '16 and Lally Delgado '16
Reflections on Heritage Language Community Engagement; science poster session deriving from special studies with Simone Gugliotta, lecturer of Spanish and Portuguese

Preetilata Hashemi '16
Third World Feminism; poster session deriving from special studies and concentration capstone with Andy Rotman, professor of religion

Shira Breen '18
Evaluating Kelly Strong's Pleasure Principles: Changes in Health Behaviors Before and After Her Course; poster deriving from STRIDE research with Hannah Karpman, assistant professor for the School for Social Work

Claire Clapp Adams '16 and Geneva Strauss-Wise '16
The Flash Pod: Designing and Building a Mobile Pop-Up Space for Smithies; poster session deriving from special studies with Borjana Mikic, R. B. Hewlett '40 Professor' of Engineering and Zaza Kabayadondo, design thinking initiative co-director of interdisciplinary studies

Sushmitha Ram '18 and Courtney Lowe '18
Where Are They Now? Representation of Marginalized Groups in STEM Trade Publications; poster session deriving from STRIDE and AEMES research with Lauren Duncan, professor of psychology and Kate Queeney, professor of chemistry

Kavita Bhandari '16
Stigmatization and Psychopathology in Ethnic Minorities in the USA: The Mediating Role of Perfectionism; poster session deriving from SURF research with Alexandra Burgess, postdoctoral fellow and lecturer in psychology

Maria Lidia Ortiz '17
Everyday Discrimination, Family Context, Mood Disorders Among Latina/os: Does Gender Matter?; poster session deriving from summer research with Patricia DiBartolo, Caroline L. Wall '27 Professor of Psychology

Jessamine Griewahn-Okita '17
A Comparison of Romani Acquisition in Macedonian, Serbian, and Swedish Populations; poster session deriving from research with Jill de Villiers, Sophia & Austin Smith Professor of Psychology and professor of philosophy

Cynthia Gomez '16, Cara Tomaso '16, Kyla Wingrove-Haugland '16, Martha Azu '16, Karlena Henry AC, Gennifer Hegarty AC and Emily Jackson '18
An Eyetracker Study: Are Language Faculties Involved in Identifying Relational Categories?; poster session deriving from seminar work with Jill de Villiers, Sophia & Austin Smith Professor of Psychology and professor of philosophy

Gail Clarke '18 and Halimat Ipesa-Balogun '17
Recognition of Homes: A Study of Concept Formation with Prototype Variation and Relational Spatial Reasoning; poster session deriving from STRIDE research with Jill de Villiers, Sophia & Austin Smith Professor of Psychology and professor of philosophy

Dominique Denbow '16
Oxytocin and Vasopressin: Relationship to Autism; science poster session deriving from special studies with Peter de Villiers, Sophia & Austin Smith Professor of Psychology

Victoria Torres '17, Lissandra Camacho '19 and Chelsea Pimentel '17
Quality Rather than Quantity Matters: The Importance of the Richness of Caregivers’ Conversation with their Preschool Children; science poster session deriving from AEMES research with Peter de Villiers, Sophia & Austin Smith Professor of Psychology

Gabriella Zutrau '16 and Evelyn Parker '18
Determinants and Outcomes of African American Vernacular English Bidialectalism; poster session deriving from STRIDE research and special studies with Peter de Villiers, Sophia & Austin Smith Professor of Psychology

Alexis Smith '16 and Alanna Lynch '17
Language Delay, Poverty, and Their Effects on Literacy; science poster session deriving from special studies with Peter de Villiers, Sophia & Austin Smith Professor of Psychology

Xiaozhou Wang '16 and Madeline Klein '16J
Adults' and Children's Interpretation of Antonym Pairs and Their Negation;poster session deriving from thesis work with Jill de Villiers, Sophia & Austin Smith Professor of Psychology and professor of philosophy and Peter de Villiers, Sophia & Austin Smith Professor of Psychology

Jessica Kotfila '18 and Madeline Klein '16J
How Do Children Answer When, Why, and Where?; science poster session deriving from J-term research with Jill de Villiers, Sophia & Austin Smith Professor of Psychology and professor of philosophy

Mariya Germash '18
A Case Study of a Child's Acquisition of English Complements; poster session deriving from STRIDE research with Jill de Villiers, Sophia & Austin Smith Professor of Psychology and professor of philosophy

Paloma Wiggins '17, Sara Tallent '17 and Tia Karapoulios '16
Drinking Game Behaviors Among Young Adults: Does Gender Matter?; poster session deriving from classwork with Byron Zamboanga, professor of psychology

Abigail Bergman '18
Police Training Videos applied to the Shooter Bias Phenomenon; poster session deriving from STRIDE research with Fletcher Blanchard, professor of psychology

Kelcie Grenier '16
Young Adult Women’s Perceived Reasons for Being Targeted to Drink When Playing Drinking Games; poster session deriving from classwork with Byron Zamboanga, professor of psychology

Kelcie Grenier '16 and Alexandra Singer '16
“and I kikked her back”: Pre-Adolescent’s Responses and Resolutions in the Face of Perceived Injustice; poster session deriving from independent research with Shannon Audley-Piotrowski, assistant professor of education and child study

Alexandra Singer '16 and Karina Huang '18
Teachers are Disrespectful Too:  Urban Youth’s Experiences of Teacher Disrespect; poster session deriving from thesis work with Shannon Audley-Piotrowski, assistant professor of education and child study

Emily Carroll '16 and Geneva Strauss-Wise '16
Interdisciplinary Conversations : Nationalism | Violence | Discard/Waste | Memory | Geography; poster deriving from special studies with Paul Wetzel, environmental research coordinator and environmental monitoring coordinator at the Center for the Environment, and Ann Leone, professor of French studies

Elizabeth Freeman '19 and Emmely Rogers '19
Interactive Models of Spiral and Cylinder Lattices; science poster session deriving from STRIDE and AEMES research with Christopher Golé, professor of mathematics and statistics and Denise Lello, coordinator of the Four College Biomathematics Consortium

Quinn Anex-Ries '17
The Development of a Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Polymeric Micelles; poster session deriving from concentration project with Ileana Streinu, Charles N. Clark Professor of Computer Science

Karen Chau '16
Modeling Dynein Motor Ensembles Motility with Cargo; science poster session deriving from thesis work with Nathan Derr, assistant professor of biological sciences and Ileana Streinu, Charles N. Clark Professor of Computer Science

Victoria Wolf '16
In Silico Protein Surgery; poster session deriving from thesis work with Ileana Streinu, Charles N. Clark Professor of Computer Science

Serena Hansraj '19 and Rebecca Rohrlich '19
Developing Computational Tools for Processing Crystal Data from the Crystallography Open Database (COD); poster session deriving from AEMES research with Ileana Streinu, Charles N. Clark Professor of Computer Science

Marina Cheng '17
Object-Oriented Domain Decomposition for Proteomics Studies; poster session deriving from special studies with Ileana Streinu, Charles N. Clark Professor of Computer Science

Minnal Abbasi '16
Rigidity Analysis on Viral Structures; poster session deriving from thesis work with Ileana Streinu, Charles N. Clark Professor of Computer Science

Vladislava Paskova '17
Rigidity of DNA; poster session deriving from concentration project with Ileana Streinu, Charles N. Clark Professor of Computer Science

Tam Nguyen '16 and Elysia Wang '18
Computer Recognition and Dating of Ancient Scripts; science poster session deriving from Five College Digital Humanities grant with Nicholas Howe, professor of computer science

Mariem Ayadi '16 and Alice Yang '17
"Sentimentaly" (Web application): A Facebook Page Sentiment Analyzer; poster session deriving from classwork with Jordan Crouser, Visiting Assistant Professor MassMutual Fellow in Statistical and Data Sciences

Martha Miller AC
Interactive Data Visualization in Tableau: Exploring Degree Trends of Women in STEM; poster session deriving from classwork with Jordan Crouser, Visiting Assistant Professor MassMutual Fellow in Statistical and Data Sciences

Hee Jin '16
Multiple Object Tracking Using Convolutional Neural Network in Wireless Sensor Networks; poster session deriving from thesis work with Judith Cardell, professor of engineering

Ning Zhu '17
Precision of Electric Load Forecasting in Demand Response Programs; poster session deriving from special studies with Judith Cardell, professor of engineering

Victoria Schein '16
Four-Wheel-Steering (4WS) Mechatronic Control System Design Using Linear Quadratic Control Theory to Enhance Automotive Vehicle Lane-Keeping Performance; poster session deriving from thesis work with Judith Cardell, professor of engineering

Yijin Wei '16
Electric Power System Design for Miniature PEM Fuel Cells; science poster session deriving from thesis work with Denise McKahn, associate professor of engineering

Zoe Zandbergen '18
Ramshackle!: A Collaborative Building Game; poster session deriving from special studies with Borjana Mikic, R. B. Hewlett '40 Professor' of Engineering

Yezhezi Zhang '16, Lu Xia '17, Annie Murillo '16 and Audrey Ong '16
Wideband Acoustic Immittance Measures; poster session deriving from thesis work with Susan Voss, professor of engineering

Melody Cao '16, Sara Loric '16, Annie Murillo '16, Audrey Ong '16, Chelsea Orefice '16 and Emma Rocco '16
Design of a Hand-Held Data Acquisition Device For Flowmeter Voltage Data; poster session deriving from classwork sponsored by Schneider Electric with Susannah Howe, director of the design clinic and senior lecturer in engineering

Jessica Innis '17
Mundo: An Immersive Language Learning Application; poster session deriving from classwork with Susannah Howe, director of design clinic and senior lecturer in engineering, Mahnaz Mahdavi, professor of economics and faculty director of women and financial independence and Hélène Visentin, professor of French studies

Bianca Arevalo '16 and Ava Sharma '17J
iNetFlow: A Solution Finder; poster session deriving from classwork with Susannah Howe, director of design clinic and senior lecturer in engineering, Mahnaz Mahdavi, professor of economics and faculty director of women and financial independence and Jordan Crouser, Visiting Assistant Professor MassMutual Fellow of Statistical and Data Sciences

Carolyn Brown '16
Best Face Forward: A Professional Headshot Business; poster session deriving from classwork with Susannah Howe, director of design clinic and senior lecturer in engineering and Mahnaz Mahdavi, professor of economics and faculty director of women and financial independence

Aimee Rong '19 and Tasbiha Chowdhury '19
Tutor Town: An Online Community Promoting Academic Excellence; poster session deriving from classwork with Susannah Howe, director of design clinic and senior lecturer in engineering, Mahnaz Mahdavi, professor of economics and faculty director of women and financial independence and Alan Rudnitsky, professor of education and child study

Angela Upreti '16
A Decentralized Approach to Privacy in the Smart Grid; poster session deriving from thesis work with Judith Cardell, professor of engineering

Lujun Jian '17, Ayesha Khan '16, Emily Ohrtman '16, Youyou Tian '17 and Angela Upreti '16
Design of a System to Facilitate Screening For Pediatric Patients; poster session deriving from classwork sponsored by Baystate Health, with support from the Design Thinking Initiative with Susannah Howe, director of the design clinic and senior lecturer in engineering, Suzanne Gottschang, associate professor of anthropology, and Dominique Thiebaut, professor of computer science

Darpan Bohara '18 and Yashna Sureka '17J
Paysa: A Fingerprint Authorization System for Payment; poster session deriving from classwork with Susannah Howe, director of design clinic and senior lecturer in engineering, Mahnaz Mahdavi, professor of economics and faculty director of women and financial independence, Sarah Moore, assistant professor of engineering and Nicholas Howe, professor of computer science

Brea Dutt '16
Symbiosis: a Platform Connecting Nonprofits, Donors, and Volunteers; poster session deriving from classwork with Susannah Howe, director of design clinic and senior lecturer in engineering and Mahnaz Mahdavi, professor of economics and faculty director of women and financial independence

Leslie Hillsamer '16 and Josephine Surer '19
Green Guru: An Eco-Friendly Lifestyle; poster session deriving from classwork with Susannah Howe, director of design clinic and senior lecturer in engineering, Mahnaz Mahdavi, professor of economics and L.David Smith, professor of biological sciences

Malia Charter '16, Cecely Ogren '16 and Emi Rabe '16
Design of a Novel FIFA-Approved Soccer Ball; poster session deriving from classwork sponsored by UnderArmour and PSI 91 with Susannah Howe, director of design clinic and senior lecturer in engineering

Brittany Bennett '16, Christine Hart '16, Leen Hayek '16 and Katie Pritchard '16
Elm Street Dam Removal Design, Kingston MA; poster session deriving from classwork sponsored by Stantec with Susannah Howe, director of the design clinic and senior lecturer in engineering

Joanna Kenneally '16, Eliana Perlmutter '16, Sophia Poulos '16 and Jin Rui Yap '16
Design of Mass Central Rail Trail Extension into Haydenville, MA; poster session deriving from classwork sponsored by Mill River Greenway Initiative, HyGround Engineering, the Northampton Office of Planning and Sustainability, and the Northampton Department of Public Works with Susannah Howe, director of the design clinic and senior lecturer in engineering

Marina Biggio '17J, Bethany Claps '16 and Dakota Murray '16
Design of a Veress Needle Indicator For Minimally Invasive Surgery; poster session deriving from classwork sponsored by Medtronic with Susannah Howe, director of the design clinic and senior lecturer in engineering

Claire Dudek '16, Julieanna Niu '16 and Bailey Vaillancourt '16
Design of a Movable Inlet Guide Vane System for Centrifugal Compressors; poster session deriving from classwork sponsored by Dresser-Rand, A Siemens Business with Susannah Howe, director of the design clinic and senior lecturer in engineering

Laura Rosenbauer '18 and Sophia Poulos '16
An Inside Look at Engineering Capstone Design Programs Across the Country, poster session deriving from STRIDE research and CFCD-funded student research with Susannah Howe, director of the design clinic and senior lecturer in engineering

Jordan Menter '16
Models of Random Graphs; poster session deriving from special studies with Benjamin Baumer, assistant professor of statistical and data sciences

Meredith Wilde '16
Bases of Splines: Not So Basic; poster session deriving from classwork with Julianna Tymoczko, associate professor of mathematics and statistics

Alexandra Dupey '18
Data Wrangling to Examine Federal Support for Faculty Research and Programming at Smith and Peers; poster session deriving from STRIDE research with Kathryn Aloisio, Institutional Research Analyst and Minh Ly, Associate Director for Assessment

Chris Murray '16 and Michaela Chinn '16
Women Who Create: Writers, Artists, and Photographers of Voices and Visions; poster session deriving from creation of Voices and Visions, an online women's journal with Rosetta Cohen, Sylvia Dlugasch Bauman Professor of Education and Child Study

1:30–2:30 p.m., Early Afternoon Presentation Session

Government: Seelye 107

Sarah Cassidy-Seyoum, '16
French Islam in the Public Sphere: The Media, Official Rhetoric and Radicalization
Presentation deriving from thesis work with Gregory White, Mary Huggins Gamble Professor of Government

Ke (Coco) Zhang '16
The Cambodian Crisis at the End of the 1970s: International Humanitarian Aid and Documentary Representation
Presentation deriving from classwork with Mlada Bukovansky, professor of government

Kaitlyn Marasi '16
What is a Camp? What is a City? An Examination of Refugee Camp "Permanentization"
Presentation deriving from classwork with Mlada Bukovansky, professor of government

Health & Wellness: Seelye 202

Megan Baker '16, Clare Jacobson '16, and Rebecca Ratusnik '16
Investigating the Reproductive Health Literacy and Healthcare Access Among Tibetan Students Living in India
Presentation deriving from special studies and research trip to India with Leslie Jaffe, college physician and director of health services

Ella Ansell '16
The Challenges of Micro Health Insurance and the Benefits that Arise from Combining It with Microfinance: A Case Study of Parvati Swayamrojgar Yojana (Pune, India)
Presentation deriving from internship work for South Asia concentration with Andy Rotman, professor of religion

Kahn Liberal Arts Institute: Seelye 204

This session of presentations derives from research conducted by Student Fellows in the Kahn Liberal Arts Institute project titled Play with Michael Thurston, Wiliam R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of English Language & Literature.

Bree Currier '16
Play and Innovation

Lucy Gouvin '16
Encouraging Play Through Interface Design

Katie Mikulka '16
Moving Through Play, Playing Through Movement: Locations of Play in Dance Making, Performance, and Practice

Liz Tan '16
Learning Through Play with Synthetic and Biological Substrates

Diverse Literatures: Seelye 208

Dinah Lensing-Sharp '16
Sensational Internationals: Gender, Sexuality, and Foreignness in Ruth Landshoff-Yorck's Die Vielen und der Eine
Presentation deriving from thesis research with Dawn Fulton, professor of French studies, and Jocelyne Kolb, professor of German studies

Katie Welles '16
The Authenticity of Rachid Djaïdani's Work as Presented by the Media
Presentation deriving from classwork with Dawn Fulton, professor of French studies

Evelyn Mandel '17
Deconstructionism Applied to e. e. cummings
Presentation deriving from classwork with Anna Botta, professor of Italian and comparative literature

Economics & Philosophy: Seelye 211

Nadezhda Chotreva '16
Behavioral Economics of Principal-Agent Relations
Presentation deriving from special studies with Simon Halliday, assistant professor of economics

Marianna V. Mapes '16
Plato and Social Determinants of Health: Towards an Ethical Framework for Priority-Setting
Presentation deriving from thesis work with Susan B. Levin, professor of philosophy

English Language & Literature: Seelye 308

Erin Halling '16
Agency Against the (Super)Natural in Coleridge & Shelley
Presentation deriving from special studies with Cornelia Pearsall, professor of English language and literature

Julia Greider '16
The Peril of Audience in Sarah Waters' Victorian Novels
Presentation deriving from special studies with Cornelia Pearsall, professor of English language and literature

Emily (Mia) Council '16
The Floating Cities—Excerpt from a First Novel
Presentation deriving from special studies with Gillian Kendall, professor of English language & literature

Film Studies: Seelye 311

Yinan Song '16
Psychosis
Presentation deriving from independent research with Bernadine Mellis, Five College Lecturer in Film & Video Production

Elizabeth Walber '16
CAM GIRLS: A Thesis Film
Presentation deriving from thesis work with Alexandrea Keller, professor of film studies, and Bernadine Mellis, five-college lecturer in film and video production

InnovativeEducational Approaches: Seelye 312

Eleana Thompson '16
Translating Arabic into Psychology: Language Development in Saudi Arabian Children
Presentation deriving from Translation Studies Concentration project with Jill de Villiers, Sophia & Austin Smith Professor in Psychology

Tracie Benally '17
Beyond Grit: Self-Determination in Indigenous Education
Presentation deriving from classwork with Carol Berner, lecturer of education and child study

Brittany Collins '18
The Power of Presence: Integrating Mindfulness Practices into Physical Education
Presentation deriving from classwork with Carol Berner, a lecturer in education and child study

Bess Hepner '16
Unpacking Restaurant Worker Identities in Northampton: Community-Based Learning with PVWC
Presentation deriving from special studies work with Michelle Joffroy, associate professor of Spanish and Portuguese

Status, Livelihood, and Agency: Latinx Immigration in the U.S.: Seelye 313

This session of presentations derives from special studies with Velma Garcia, professor of government

Catherine Cain '16
Food, Livelihood, and Survival: Latinxs in Environmental Justice

Janette Oseguera '16
Gaining a Voice: DACAmented Latino/a Youth at the Center of Social Activism

Celia Meredith '16
Status and Benefits: Legal Frameworks of Access to Public Benefits for Undocumented Folks in Massachusetts

1:30–4 p.m., PM Extended Presentation Session

Poetry Concentration Capstone Research Projects: Seelye 101

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

Sophia Deady '16, Elizabeth McCormack '16, Madison Chafin '17J, Marney Rathbun '16, Gabrielle Wolinksy '16, Shira Burns '16

Mellon-Mays Undergraduate Student Fellowships: Seelye 105

Beryl Ford '17, Jocelyn Proietti '16, Angela Acosta '17, Alyssa Flores '16, Miari Stephens '16, Sydney Brown '16, Shanice Bailey '17J, and Gabrielle Peterson '16
Future Professors Without Borders: A Roundtable Discussion with Mellon Mays Undergraduate Research Fellows
Panel presentation deriving from MMUF research with Naomi Miller, professor of English language and literature

Blackness in the Americas: Resistance, Rebellion, Revolution, Rights: Seelye 106

This session of presentations derives from classwork in history and sociology and special studies in digital education in history with Jennifer Guglielmo, associate professor in history, Ginetta Candelario, associate professor of sociology and of Latin American Studies, and Miriam Neptune, digital scholarship librarian.

Kayla Bernier-Sontag '16, Celine Rosak '16, Melanie Kennedy '16, Liz Curran-Groome '18, Zoraida Colon '18J, Aleah Robinson '17, Joanna Brinker Pennock '16, Nybria Acklin '18, Adriana Valerio AC, Maya Bonner '18, N'dea Drayton '16, Tyahra Angus '16, Makayla Wright '16, Tiara Austin '18

Africana Studies: Seelye 201

This session of presentations readings derives from special studies and classwork with Kevin Quashie, professor of Africana Studies, and Katwiwa Mule, associate professor of comparative literature.

Taina Bey '16

Movement's Time: Experiences of a Black Moving Body
Performance deriving from special studies with Kevin Quashie, professor of Africana Studies

Micah Collins-Sibley '16

"I Awoke from the Sound of My Own Voice": Practicing (Re)memory and Healing through Poetry
Performance deriving from classwork with Kevin Quashie, professor of Africana studies

Rahma Haji '17

Motherhood in African Literature
Presentation deriving from special studies with Katwiwa Mule, associate professor of comparative literature

Miranda Hanrahan-Beach '19
Mother/Whore: Womanhood in Athol Fugard's Tsotsi
Presentation deriving from classwork with Katwiwa Mule, associate professor of comparative literature

Book Studies Concentration: Seelye 207

This session of presentations derives from work for the Book Students Concentration with Martin Antonetti, curator of rare books and director of the Book Studies Concentration, and Barbara Blumenthal, rare book specialist.

Evanleigh Davis '16
'Skykid': An Illustrated Novel
Presentation deriving from a concentration project with Martin Antonetti, Rare Books and Marketing Outreach Director, and Barry Moser, Irwin & Pauline Alper Glass Professor of Art

Flannery Wiest, '16
"We are not now Gentlewomen of England:" Transcribing the Travel Diary of Lady Sarah Spencer Lyttelton
Presentation deriving from a concentration project with Martin Antonetti, Rare Books and Marketing Outreach Director

Nora Demick '16
Japanese Matchboxes and the Influence of the Avant-Garde
Presentation deriving from a concentration project with Martin Antonetti, Rare Books and Marketing Outreach Director

"Radical" Approach: An Interactive Exploration of Chinese Learning at Four Levels: Seelye 301

Kimberly Zhang '19, Ji Won Chung '19, Regina Wu '18, Nina Xue '18, Molly Hurd '18, Suyoung Moon '17J, Ellen Sulser '18, Sarah Porter '17J, and Paola Sanchez '16
Presentation deriving from classwork with Yalin Chen, lecturer of East Asian languages and literature, Ling Zhao, lecturer of East Asian languages and literature, and Marsha Liaw


2:45–4 p.m. Mid-Afternoon Presentation Session

Exploring Inner & Outer Space: Seelye 107

Pooja Somasundaram '16
Athletic Involvement and Exercise Habits Moderating the Relationship between Perfectionism and Disordered Eating Behavior
Presentation deriving from special studies with Alexandra Burgess, postdoctoral fellow & lecturer in psychology

Heather Kurtz '16
Peas in a Pod: Environment and Ionization in Green Pea Galaxies
Presentation deriving from thesis work with Anne Jaskot, research fellow & lecturer in astronomy

Sally Carttar '18
Hydrochemical Response of Avery Brook to a Fall Rain Event: The Role of Flowpath
Presentation deriving from special studies with Robert Newton, professor of geological science

Higher Education: Seelye 109

Kelsey Conti '17
The Crisis in the Inequality of Higher Education
Presentation deriving from special studies with Samuel Intrator, Director, Smith College Campus School

Saikun Shi '16
Student Debt as Indicator of Expected Future Earnings
Presentation deriving from classwork with Roger Kaufman, professor of economics

Community Engagement and Social Change Concentration: Seelye 206

This session of presentations derives from work for the Community Engagement and Social Change Concentration with Lucy Mule, associate professor of education & child study.

Cordelia Fuller '15, Megan Baker '16, Elizabeth Mata Santana '15, and Ana Ibarra '16
An Asset-Based Support System for New Volunteers in the JUNTOS Collaborative in Holyoke

Tziona Breitbart '16 and Serene Shi '16
A Guide for Implementing the MotherWoman Mother Support Model (MMSM) Among Low-Income Latin@ and African American Communities in Holyoke and Springfield

Hannah Sachs '16, Mary Inge '16, and Sasha Gayle-Schneider '16
A Skill-Sharing and Culturally Appropriate Model for Connecting Newly Arriving Refugees with Local Businesses and Organizations

Visualization, Food & Wardrobe: Seelye 208

Alexandra Asal '16
Kosher in Edom: Jewish Food Under Greco-Roman Rule
Presentation deriving from classwork with Lois Dubin, professor of religion

Kaila Temple '18
Researching Women's Wardrobes in 18th Century New England
Presentation deriving from special studies with Kiki Smith, professor of theatre

Li-Li Wu '16 and Alex Symeonides-Tsatsos '16
Visualizing Alice in Wonderland
Presentation deriving from special studies with Michael Thurston, William R Kenan, Jr. Professor of English Language & Literature, Barry Moser, Irwin & Pauline Alpers Glass Professor of Art and Printer to the College, and Kiki Smith, professor of theater


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