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Celebrating Collaborations

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In accordance with college recommendations for COVID-19 prevention, “Celebrating Collaborations” will be a virtual event for 2021.

“Celebrating Collaborations: Students and Faculty Working Together” showcases and celebrates the scholarly work of Smith College students. Students present the results of their senior theses, independent study projects, research seminars and other creative work as part of oral sessions, panels, poster sessions, exhibits and performances. Projects fall into categories ranging from science and technology, social, cultural and literary studies to the performing arts.

You can now register for poster sessions and for presentation sessions. Pre-registration is required.

Sponsored by the Office of the Provost in partnership with Information Technology Services (ITS), Celebrating Collaborations is a project of the Committee on Academic Priorities (CAP). If you have any questions about Celebrating Collaborations, please email us at collabs@smith.edu.

Celebrating Collaborations Program Schedule 2021

The 20th annual Celebrating Collaborations event will be held as a series of concurrent sessions on May 4, 5 and 6, 2021. There are two Zoom breakout rooms with recurring sessions, one for posters and one for presentations. Attendees can move freely between rooms and hosts will be available to help if needed.

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Presentation Sessions

ZOOM ACCESS TO PRESENTATIONS


4:30–4:35 p.m.
 

Welcome Remarks


4:35–4:50 p.m.
 

BREAKOUT ROOM 1
The Bracero Program: Race, Mexican Modernity, and Workers’ Resistance
Mary Luna Robledo ’21

BREAKOUT ROOM 2
Laterna Magika’s Philosophy and Approach to Theatre: A Technical Proving Ground in Multimedia Performance
Talia Preis ’21


4:35–6:05 p.m.
 

BREAKOUT ROOM 3
East Asian Languages and Cultures Honors Theses
Bella Tseeva ’21, Doris Yixuan Tang ’21, Kerry Walker ’21, Quinn Bulkeley ’21


4:50–5:05 p.m.
 

BREAKOUT ROOM 1
Machiavelli's Virtue
Juanchu Li ’21

BREAKOUT ROOM 2
Seeing the Seeing: Audience & Choreographer Collaboration Through Eye-Tracking
Mayeline Pena ’21


5:05–5:20 p.m.
 

BREAKOUT ROOM 1
Our Great Curse: Negative Partisanship & Social Polarization in the United States
Molly Aber ’21

BREAKOUT ROOM 2
The Book of Imaginary Beings: An Experiment in Digital Printmaking and Typography
Barbara Garrison, Isabel Ruiz ’21


5:20–5:35 p.m.
 

BREAKOUT ROOM 1
Environmental Inequity in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Region of China
Morgan Peirce '21

BREAKOUT ROOM 2
COVID-19 and the Educators of America
Eliza Mankin ’22


5:35–5:50 p.m.
 

BREAKOUT ROOM 1
Irish American Fragility: A Study in Culture, Politics and its Evolution
Maeve Conway ’21

BREAKOUT ROOM 2
The Art of Teaching Poetry
Amelia Bertaska, Nicole Lussier ’22


5:50–6:05 p.m.
 

BREAKOUT ROOM 1
Exploring the Political Agency of Hazara Women in Afghanistan
Tamana Attai ’22

BREAKOUT ROOM 2
The Art of the Angel Wing
Phoebe Rendon-Nissenbaum ’22


6:05–6:20 p.m.
 

BREAKOUT ROOM 1
The Future of Space: How International Legislation and Corporate Interests Are Reshaping Shared Use of Space
Fiona Ward Shaw ’23

 

Poster Sessions

ZOOM ACCESS TO POSTERS


4:30–4:35 p.m.
 

Welcome Remarks


4:35–4:45 p.m.
 

BREAKOUT ROOM 1
Resilient Carbon Neutrality: Battery Backup Power on Smith Campus
Sally Robson ’22

BREAKOUT ROOM 2
It’s Getting Hot in Here: Lifetime Estrogen Load and Menopausal Symptoms
Elizabeth Lee ’21


4:45–4:55 p.m.
 

BREAKOUT ROOM 1
The Effects of Complex Aqueous Matrices and Exposure Route on the Bioaccumulation Dynamics of Silver and Silver Nanoparticles in Daphnia Magna
Emma Lesser ’22 and Noor Sheikh ’22

BREAKOUT ROOM 2
Increased Symptomatic Fatigue May Impair Standing Balance in People with Multiple Sclerosis
Nell Tarno ’21


4:55–5:05 p.m.
 

BREAKOUT ROOM 1
Fn3-PVDMA Protein-Polymer Conjugates for Targeted Drug Delivery
Maggie Boyle ’22 and Yeji Lee ’22
 

BREAKOUT ROOM 2
Does Physical Activity Relate to the Hot Flash Experience?
Rose Evard ’23


5:05–5:15 p.m.
 

BREAKOUT ROOM 1
Application of Mycoremediation to Reduce Escherichia coli in Runoff
Ruth Penberthy ’21, Sarah Miller ’23

BREAKOUT ROOM 2
Altered Gait in Women With and Without Multiple Sclerosis at Preferred and Matched Walking Speeds
Kayleigh Boos ’21


5:15–5:25 p.m.
 

BREAKOUT ROOM 1
Electricity Generation in the Decarbonized Massachusetts Power Sector
Lucy Metz ’22

 

Presentation Sessions

ZOOM ACCESS TO PRESENTATIONS


4:30–4:35 p.m.
 

Welcome Remarks


4:35–4:50 p.m.
 

BREAKOUT ROOM 1
A Continued Connection: The European Central Bank & The Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO)
Cowiya Arouna ’21

BREAKOUT ROOM 2
Mudancas: Translating Mexican author Valeria Luiselli
Thao Kahn ’21


4:35–6:05 p.m.
 

BREAKOUT ROOM 3
Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Panel
Christine Qian ’21, Solyana Hailu ’21, Storm Lewis ’21, Isabel Ruiz ’21, Jeanne Cho ’21, Sadie Buerker ’22, Diamond Mark ’22, Rose Poku ’22, Nadeen Jumai'an ’22, Fiona Wu ’22


4:50–5:05 p.m.
 

BREAKOUT ROOM 1
The Effect of Cryptocurrency on Developing Countries: A Case Study on Nigeria
Felicia Haffar ’21

BREAKOUT ROOM 2
“Lucía's Letters to Mercedes”, the English Translation of Two Letters from Soledad Acosta de Samper’s novel, Una holandesa en América
Amairany Vega ’22


5:05–5:20 p.m.
 

BREAKOUT ROOM 1
Future of Fintech—Mobile Money
Audrey Massimbi ’22

BREAKOUT ROOM 2
Translating Timothy Conigrave’s “Holding the Man”
Deborah Kreithen ’22J


5:20–5:35 p.m.
 

BREAKOUT ROOM 1
A Central Bank Transparency Index & Macroeconomic Indicators
Catherine Caleigh Johnson ’21

BREAKOUT ROOM 2
Class and Gender in Pre-WWII Paris, According to Yiddish Short Stories
Sarah Biskowitz ’21


5:35–5:50 p.m.
 

BREAKOUT ROOM 1
The Economic Impact of Hosting an Olympics
Kate Bernhardt ’21

BREAKOUT ROOM 2
Radiology and World War 1: Marie Curie’s Legacy in her Own Words
Lilia Pronin ’22


5:50–6:05 p.m.
 

BREAKOUT ROOM 1
How Well Does a Taylor Rule Implied Exchange Rate Describe How the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) Will Behave?
Wamia Walid ’21

BREAKOUT ROOM 2
Homeland: Romanticism and Brazilian Nationhood
Glenda Perez ’21


6:05–6:20 p.m.
 

BREAKOUT ROOM 1
 

 

BREAKOUT ROOM 2
Delirio Habanero/Havana Delirium—Translation for the Theater
Hannah Simms ’22J

 

Poster Sessions

ZOOM ACCESS TO POSTERS


4:30–4:35 p.m.
 

Welcome Remarks


4:45–4:55 p.m.
 

BREAKOUT ROOM 2
Syriac Handwriting Recognition
Winnie Zong ’23, Annie Portoghese ’24, Sophie Gutierrez ’24


4:55–5:05 p.m.
 

BREAKOUT ROOM 2
We See the True Colors Sliding Through: Evaluation Visualization with Color
Kate Spencer ’22, Megan Varnum ’23


5–5:10 p.m.
 

BREAKOUT ROOM 1
Glow with the Flow: Visualizing Bioelectric Patterns and Characterizing Their Relationship with Connexins and Morphogen Signaling During Axis Determination in Zebrafish
Janeth Mora-Martinez ’21, Elora Greiner ’21, Sara Gutierrez ’23, Adiana Czerniak ’24


5:05–5:15 p.m.
 

BREAKOUT ROOM 2
Analysis of Abortion Rights Fund of Western Massachusetts Data
Eunice Kim ’22, Chistina Sherpa ’23, Claire Bunn ’21, Dianne Caravela ’22, Natalia Iannucci ’22


5:10–5:20 p.m.
 

BREAKOUT ROOM 1
Use of Museum Specimens for Investigations in Ecology, Taxonomy, and Reproductive Biology
Julia Padro '24, Gabby Borromeo '23, Emily Blackwell '22


5:15–5:25 p.m.
 

BREAKOUT ROOM 2
Constructing Assembly Scaffolds for Viral Data in the Protein Data Bank
Sakina Ali ’21


5:20–5:30 p.m.
 

BREAKOUT ROOM 1
Characterizing the Roles of Meteorin and Meteorin-like in CNS Development in Danio Rerio
Georgia Krikorian ’22, Dahlia Rodriguez AC ’21


5:25–5:45 p.m.
 

BREAKOUT ROOM 2
Restructuring Model Analysis Features to Support Multiple Analysis Configurations in BloomingLeaf
Kathleen Hablutzel ’23, Ali Eshghi ’21, Ester Zhao ’21, Isabella Brody-Calixto ’21, Yanning Tan ’23, Yesugen Baatartogtokh ’23


5:30–5:40 p.m.
 

BREAKOUT ROOM 1
Underrepresentation of Women in Mammalogy at the Submission, Publication, and Associate Editor Level
Sara Schritter ’24, Olivia Thornton ’24, Cookie Duncan ’24, Abby Perce ’24, Zoe Baker ’23, Emily Blackwell ’22


5:40–5:50 p.m.
 

BREAKOUT ROOM 1
Light and Nutrient Stress Elicit Different Responses in Clonal Anemone Lines
Quinton Celuzza ’21, Giovanna Sabini-Leite ’21, Shevaughn Holness ’23, Louis Schlecker, Rachel M. Wright

 

Presentation Sessions

ZOOM ACCESS TO PRESENTATIONS


4:30–4:35 p.m.
 

Welcome Remarks


4:35–4:50 p.m.
 

BREAKOUT ROOM 1
Central Bank Independence and Political Business Cycles
Patriciah Wambu ’21

BREAKOUT ROOM 2
Generalized Splines on Dual Graphs to Triangulations
Hope Pungello, Tayler Fernandes Nunez, and Claire Yun ’24

BREAKOUT ROOM 4
Exploration of a Sediment Core Through a Coral Reef from the Last Pleistocene Interglacial on San Salvador Island, Bahamas
Sierra Weirens ’23, Miriam Boardman ’23, Lucy Hansen ’21


4:35–6:05 p.m.
 

BREAKOUT ROOM 3
Community Engagements and Social Change
Oumou Kanoute ’21, Sarah Stapleton ’21, Lauren Tinglin ’21, Kiara Mickens ’21, Maeve Conway ’21, Claire Bunn ’21, Emma Walker ’21, Marubini Muswede ’21, Sophie Hatcher Peters ’21


4:50–5:05 p.m.
 

BREAKOUT ROOM 1
The Gendered Healthcare Wealth Gap
Isabel Fields ’21

BREAKOUT ROOM 2
Mapping Census Data in Springfield
Grace Hartley ’23J, Sunni Raleigh ’23J, Seren Smith ’22, Sarah Bingham AC ’22, Michelle Flesaker ’22

BREAKOUT ROOM 4
Development of an Interdisciplinary Web-Based Resource for Improving Climate Literacy Through Exploration of Connections to Arts and History
Julia Herzfeld ’21, Caroline Davock ’23


5:05–5:20 p.m.
 

BREAKOUT ROOM 1
A Journey Through the Gate: Translating Tawada Yōko’s Essay "The Gate of the Translator, or Celan Reads Japanese” from both the German and the Japanese
Kerry Walker ’21

BREAKOUT ROOM 2
Creating Optimal Conditions for Reproducible Data Analysis in R with ‘Fertile’
Audrey Bertin ’21

BREAKOUT ROOM 4
Comparing Hot and Cold Stress in Sea Anemones (Aiptasia)
JoyAnne Joseph ’22, Natalie Morgan ’24, Eyananda Ahmed ’23, Kadin Kristjansson ’24


5:20–5:35 p.m.
 

BREAKOUT ROOM 1
Translating “Cosmic Theater” by 郝景芳
Elizabeth Carney ’21

BREAKOUT ROOM 2
Proteomic Profiling of Aging and Omega-3 Supplementation in Skeletal Muscle
Francesco Maria Del Re ’21


5:35–5:50 p.m.
 

BREAKOUT ROOM 1
Write of Passage: Letters From Home
Estelle Yim ’21

BREAKOUT ROOM 2


5:50–6:05 p.m.
 

BREAKOUT ROOM 1
Energizing Communities Around Climate Change: How Public Art Can Spark Change
Abby Golden ’23, Denielle Mary Audrey Amparado ’23, Phoebe Farrell-Sherman ’22

BREAKOUT ROOM 2
Oxidative Phenol O-methylation with Methylboronic Acid
Miranda Wu ’22, Angela Chavez ’23


6:05–6:20 p.m.
 

BREAKOUT ROOM 1
Project SPARC—The Springfield Participatory Action Research Crew
Nicole Lussier ’22, Annick Lamar, Essence Deras ’23, Jessica Polin ’23, Carolyn McDonald ’24, Sheena Nomura ’23, Ashley Rodriquez ’21

BREAKOUT ROOM 2
Precious Plastics Shredder Redesign
Espy Thomson ’21, Kate Spencer ’22, Morgan Donovan Jones ’22, Maeve Morrow ’23J, Bailey Butterworth ’24

 

Poster Sessions

ZOOM ACCESS TO POSTERS


4:30–4:35 p.m.
 

Welcome Remarks


4:35–4:45 p.m.
 

BREAKOUT ROOM 1

Acid Mine Drainage as a Source of Enzymes Involved in Biofuel Production from Plant Biomass
Gabrielle Mingolelli ’22, Asiya Karim ’23, Christine Wu ’23

BREAKOUT ROOM 2

Exoplanets: Finding Planets Beyond Our Star
Aviv Bernstein Livne ’23, Alyssa Guzman ’22, Ana Rodriguez Gonzalez ’23, Celine Wang ’23, Christina Hennessey ’24, Lillian Jiang ’22, Megan O’Brien ’23J, Olivia Siebert ’24, Renee Gonzalez ’23, Sophia Consiglio ’22, Yulia Kuzniar ’23, Zoe Roumeliotis ’24


4:45–4:55 p.m.
 

BREAKOUT ROOM 1
Work Towards the Synthesis of Strained Cyclic Alkynes Using the Nicholas Reaction
Halley Lin-Jones ’22J, Claire Park ’21

BREAKOUT ROOM 2
Controls on Bimineral Ooid Formation, Shark Bay, Western Australia
Juliet Ramey-Lariviere ’22


4:55–5:05 p.m.
 

BREAKOUT ROOM 1
Isolation and Derivatization of Sesquiterpene Lactones from Neurolaena lobata
Urvi Savant ’21, Monalisa Munia ’22, Nicole Alkhouri ’22

BREAKOUT ROOM 2
Comparing Directions of Seismic Slip and Tectonic Plate Motion
Clara Brill-Carlat ’21


5:05–5:15 p.m.
 

BREAKOUT ROOM 1
Artificial Intelligence In The Pharmaceutical Industry
Mordred Yuan ’21

BREAKOUT ROOM 2
The Efficacy of the brGDGT Biomarker as a Paleotemperature Proxy – Reconstruction of Past Temperature in Tasmania, Australia from Lake Sediments
Ibuki Sugiura ’22J


5:15–5:25 p.m.
 

BREAKOUT ROOM 1
Development of an Intramolecular Tandem Diels-Alder/Pauson-Khand Strategy for the Synthesis of Tetracyclic Steroid Cores
Marva Tariq ’21, Grace Ou ’22

BREAKOUT ROOM 2
Effects of Road Salt on Water and Soil Geochemistry of Wetlands in Western-Central Massachusetts
Wayne Ndlovu ’22


5:25–5:35 p.m.
 

BREAKOUT ROOM 2
Finding Distance Between Quantal States in A Chaos System
Cynthia Lan ’21