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8–10:30 a.m., Morning Refreshments 

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8:30–10:30 a.m., Poster Session

Josie Little '17  :: 1
Developing a Methodology for the Cation Exchange Capacity of Peat; poster session deriving from special studies with Amy Rhodes, professor of geosciences

Lyn Watts '17  ::  2
Modeling Sediment Transport During Sluicing Events In Paradise Pond; poster session deriving from thesis with Robert Newton, professor of geosciences and Center for Environment, Ecological Design and Sustainability

Jessica Chang '17, Elsie Eastman '17 and Susannah Howard '19  ::  3 
Starved for Sediment in the Bahamas? Sedimentation and Storm Impact on the Leeward Coast of Little Exuma Island; poster session deriving from classwork with Bosiljka Glumac, professor of geosciences and H. Allen Curran, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor Emeritus of Geology

Nathaly Reyna Alvarez '17, Abigail Beckham '19 and Alyssa Graveline '19  ::  4
Dynamics of Sediment Deposition and Modification by Burrowing Organisms in Pleistocene Subtidal Carbonate Deposits, Little Exuma, Bahamas; poster session deriving from classwork with Bosiljka Glumac,  professor of geosciences and H. Allen Curran, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor Emeritus of Geology

Anny Sainvil '17  ::  5
Chronological Interpretation of Volcanic Rootless Cone Field in Laki, Iceland; poster session deriving from special studies with Robert Newton, professor of geosciences and director of Center for Environment, Ecological Design and Sustainability, Mark Brandriss, senior lecturer in geosciences and Andrew P. DeWet, professor of geosciences and chair of earth and environment

Rhiannon Nolan '19  ::  6
Paleoecological Analysis of the Campito and Poleta Formations in the White-Inyo Mountains of California; poster session deriving from STRIDE research with Sara Pruss, associate professor of geosciences

Kimberly Du '18  ::  7
Microfossils from the Cryogenian Period of the Rasthof Formation, Namibia; poster session deriving from special studies with Sara Pruss, associate professor of geosciences and Luke Faggetter, lecturer in geosciences

Kenny Clarke '17  ::  8
The First Calcifying Metazoan Organisms!; poster session deriving from special studies with Sara Pruss, associate professor of geosciences and Luke Faggetter, lecturer in geosciences

Olivia Young '20 and Juliette Saux '20  ::  9
Cumulative Fault Slip from Global Subduction Zone Earthquakes; poster session deriving from STRIDE and AEMES research with with John Loveless, John Loveless, assistant professor of geosciences

Sofia Johnson '19  ::  10
Analyzing the Relationship Between Coupling Patterns and Upper Plate Faults along the Cascadia Subduction Zone; poster session deriving from STRIDE research with John Loveless, assistant professor of geosciences.

Lynnie Fein-Schaffer '17, Annaka Paradis '18, Sarah Robbins '18 and Andrea Wong HC  ::  11
The Implications of Maladaptive Perfectionism on Psychopathology in Children; poster session deriving from classwork with Alexandra Burgess, postdoctoral fellow and lecturer in psychology

Stefania Gheorghiu '17 and Rachel Cooper '17  ::  12
Environmental Factors of Childhood Perfectionism: Parent Relationships and Locus of Control; poster session deriving from classwork with Alexandra Burgess, postdoctoral fellow and lecturer in psychology

Emily Jackson '18 and Sara Beltran '19  ::  13
Developing a Touchscreen Language Screener for 2-year-olds; poster session deriving from special studies with Jill de Villiers, Sophia & Austin Smith Professor of Psychology

Asha Hinson '19 and Jennifer Aguirre '18  ::  14
An Exploration of the Effects of Intergroup Roommate Contact on Diversity Attitudes and Intergroup Friendships in and Beyond College; poster session deriving from special studies with Randi Garcia, assistant professor of psychology

Mark Britton '17, Halimat Ipesa-Balogun '17, Emily Jackson '18, Jessica Kotfila '18, Kimberly Lu '17, Varsha Prabhakar '17 and Tori Torres '17  ::  15
Acquisition of the Distinction Between Absolute and Relative Gradable Adjectives: 4-Year-Olds Know Emotion Adjectives are Relative; poster session deriving from STRIDE and SURF research with Peter de Villiers, Sophia & Austin Smith Professor of Psychology

Lissandra Camacho '19, Halimat Ipesa-Balogun '17, Emily Jackson '18, Jessica Kotfila '18, Evelyn Parker '18, Chelsea Pimentel '17 and Tori Torres '17  ::  16
Quantity, Syntax, and Dialect: Effects of African American Mothers’ Language to Their Preschool Children on Later Reading Outcomes; science poster session deriving from AEMES and SURF research with Peter de Villiers, Sophia & Austin Smith Professor of Psychology

Hannah Cohensmith '19J  ::  17
Developing a Content Coding System for Sexism in the Media; poster session deriving from special studies with Lauren Duncan, professor of psychology

Minji Kang '18  ::  18
Modeling the Longitudinal Effects of Executive Functioning on Theory of Mind in Preschool Children using Structural Equation Modeling; poster session deriving from special studies with Randi Garcia, assistant professor of psychology and Peter de Villiers, Sophia & Austin Smith Professor of Psychology

Sydney Keen '17  ::  19
Unpacking a Prehistoric Language Mystery: How Proto-Indo-European Evolved, Diversified, and Came to Dominate the Globe; poster session deriving from special studies with Craig Davis, professor of English language and literature

Gabriela Espana '17 and Audrey Olmos-Govea '17  ::  20
Research in a Day: Evaluting a Humanistic Social Science's Bootcamp; poster session deriving from faculty-student grant with Shannon Audley, assistant professor of education and child study

Dominique Callahan '18, Gabriela Espana '17, Lupe Valle '20, Julianna Alvord '19, Sonja Imhoof '18 and Jimin Lee ‘18J  ::  21
Exploring Microaggressions Through Counter-Narratives; poster session deriving from lab research with Shannon Audley, assistant professor of education and child study

Noa Dubin '19  ::  22
Motivational Factors & The Impact it Has on Learning for Students in an Underprivileged Area; poster session deriving from special studies with Samuel Intrator, professor of education and child study

Kelsey Conti '17 and Katherine Mercado '19   ::  23
The Smart After School: How Equitable Programs Encourage Equitable Access for Low Income Students and Students of Color; poster session deriving from special studies with Samuel Intrator, professor of education and child study.

Wencong (Priscilla) Li '18 and Ji Young (Justine) Yun '18  ::  24
NYC 311 - What Are Some of the Factors that Determine the Number of Days Spent to Solve Non-emergency Issues in New York City?; poster session deriving from classwork with Jordan Crouser, visiting Assistant Professor MassMutual Fellow of Statistics and Data Sciences

Wencong (Priscilla) Li, '18 ::  25
NYC311 (Phone Call Tracking System Data) - R Package Based on ETL Database Framework; poster session deriving from special studies with Benjamin Baumer, assistant professor of statistical and data sciences

Megan Perry AC  :: 26
Knots and Links: Exploring Smith's Alan Holden Collection; poster session deriving from special studies with Pau Atela, professor of mathematics and statistics

Claudia Yun '17  ::  27
Splines on Lattices; poster session deriving from special studies with Julianna Tymoczko, associate professor of mathematics and statistics

Ellie Mainou ’17  ::  28
Incorporating Antibiotic Resistance in the Modeling of Tuberculosis in the United States
poster session deriving from thesis work with Gwen Spencer, assistant professor of mathematics & statistics, and Robert Dorit, professor of biological sciences

Rebecca Rohrlich '19  ::  29
Developing Computational Tools to Calculate and Visualize Biomolecule Quotient Graphs; poster session deriving from STRIDE research with Ileana Streinu, Charles N. Clark Professor of Computer Science

Deepal Patel '17, Angelica Vargas '17, Alex Widstrand '17, Ning Zhu '17  ::  30
Design of a High Pressure Casing Joint for Centrifugal Compressors; poster session deriving from design clinic project in collaboration with Dresser-Rand, a Siemens Business and Susannah Howe, director of the design clinic and senior lecturer in engineering

Zoe Kendall '17, Jiaao Lu '17, Youyou Tian '17, Amelia Yeoh Jia Min '17  ::  31
Design of an Analytics Platform for HeartFlow; poster session deriving from design clinic project in collaboration with HeartFlow and Susannah Howe, director of the design clinic and senior lecturer in engineering

Cassandra Eurich '17, Beini Hu '17, Chloe Lee '17, Nina Merriam '17  ::  32
Design of a Novel Method of Mixing Clinical Samples for Blood Gas Analysis; poster session deriving from design clinic project in collaboration with Instrumentation Laboratory and Susannah Howe, director of the design clinic and senior lecturer in engineering

Jingping Nie '17, Natsai Nyabadza '17, Lissette Ramirez '17, Yuting Ren '17  ::  33
Design of a Load vs. Leak Testing System for Medical Devices; poster session deriving from design clinic project in collaboration with Medtronic and Susannah Howe, director of the design clinic and senior lecturer in engineering

Olivia Daddi '17, Sarah Duckett '17, Laura Krok-Horton '17, Flora Weil '17  ::  34
Parklet Design for Northampton; poster session deriving from design clinic project in collaboration with the Northampton Office of Planning and Sustainability, with support from the Design Thinking Initiative and Susannah Howe, director of the design clinic and senior lecturer in engineering and Reid Bertone-Johnson, MacLeish Field Station manager and lecturer in landscape studies

Christine Hamilton '17, Grace Lee '17, Samantha Muchongwe '17, Katie Osterlund '17  ::  35
Design of a Structural Cover over Cabot Yard in South Boston, MA; poster session deriving from design clinic project in collaboration with Stantec and Susannah Howe, director of the design clinic and senior lecturer in engineering

Cate Eberman '17, Maureen Leonard '17, Thuy Nguyen '17  ::  36
Design of a Method to Measure Cut Resistance of Synthetic Fiber Rope; poster session deriving from design clinic project in collaboration with Sterling Rope and Susannah Howe, director of the design clinic and senior lecturer in engineering

Natalie James '18  ::  37
Jamilia's Joy Hair Designs; poster session deriving from classwork with Susannah Howe, senior lecturer in engineering and Mahnaz Mahdavi, professor of economics

Vivian Wang '19 and Kim Zhang '19  ::  38
MedAhead: Organizing Your Health, Physically and Financially; poster session deriving from classwork with Susannah Howe, senior lecturer in engineering and Mahnaz Mahdavi, professor of economics

Hilda Nalwanga '18  ::  39
Malako: Alternative Financing for Solar Energy; poster session deriving from classwork with Susannah Howe, senior lecturer in engineering, Mahnaz Mahdavi, professor of economics and Kim Dionne, assistant professor of government

Elizabeth Boahen '20  ::  40
Know Your Roots: the Plant Carrying Solution; poster session deriving from classwork with Susannah Howe, senior lecturer in engineering and Mahnaz Mahdavi, professor of economics

Isabelle Hodge '20  ::  41
Shesabelle Chandeliears: Creative Self-Expression through Jewelry; poster session deriving from classwork with Susannah Howe, senior lecturer in engineering and Mahnaz Mahdavi, professor of economics

Tiffany Wilt '17, Beverly Lipsey '18J and Julia Ing '19  ::  42
SmiTHrift - Your On-Campus Solution to Clothing Waste; poster session deriving from classwork with Susannah Howe, senior lecturer in engineering, and Mahnaz Mahdavi, professor of economics

Christine Yee '17  ::  43
Word Wall: Build Your Vocabulary Glance by Glance; poster session deriving from classwork with Susannah Howe, senior lecturer in engineering and Mahnaz Mahdavi, professor of economics

Lisa Feiden '18, Julia Hamilton '18, Gray Li '19 and Mariem Mabrouk '17  ::  44
BuddyRides: The Safe and Reliable Carpool Solution; poster session deriving from classwork with Susannah Howe senior lecturer in engineering, Mahnaz Mahdavi, professor of economics and Andrew Guswa, professor of engineering

Elsie Odhiambo '17  ::  45
Engineering Protein-drug Conjugates for Therapeutic Targeting of Mesothelin-positive Tumors; poster session deriving from thesis with Sarah Moore, assistant professor of engineering

Noa Randall '19  ::  46
Watershed Protection for Northampton: Beneficiaries and Co-beneficiaries; poster session deriving from special studies with Andrew Guswa, professor of engineering

Eugenie (Jenny) Jumaian '17, Quinn Anex-Ries '17, Dardelie Brooks '18 and Analia Vazquez Cegla '18  ::  47
Designing Core-Crosslinked mPEG-block-PVDMA Micelles and Antibody-Polymer Conjugates as Novel Drug-Delivery Systems; poster session deriving from thesis with Sarah Moore, assistant professor of engineering and Maren Buck, assistant professor of chemistry

Madeline Horn '17  ::  48
Green Pea Galaxy Abundance at Redshifts of 1.0-2.3; poster session deriving from special studies with James Lowenthal, L. Clark Seelye Professor of Astronomy and Suzan Edwards, professor of astronomy

Alexandria Brenon '17  ::  49
Starry Campus: Reducing Light Pollution at Smith College; poster session deriving from thesis work with James Lowenthal, professor of astronomy

Olivia Cooper '20, Nicole Ferreira '20, Elena Helou '20 and Rachel O'Connor '18  ::  50
Transiting Exoplanets; poster session deriving from STRIDE research with James Lowenthal, professor of astronomy

Nadia Aman '20 and Kendra Swanson '20  ::  51
Optical Cloaking; poster session deriving from AEMES research with Nalini Easwar, professor of physics

Shuyao Gu '17  ::  52
Simulation of Excitations in Shell Bose-Einstein Condensates at Finite Temperature; poster session deriving from thesis with Courtney Lannert, associate professor of physics

Simona Miller '20 and Ramlah Ahmad '20  ::  53
Making Physics Real Using Arduino Microcontrollers; poster session deriving from STRIDE research with Joyce Palmer-Fortune, lecturer and laboratory instructor in physics

Sarah Elghazoly '19  ::  54
Through the Roof! A Single Pulse Power Supply for a Magnetic Ring Launcher; poster session deriving from STRIDE research with Joyce Palmer-Fortune, lecturer and laboratory instructor of physics

Olena Komarova '19  ::  55
Phase Portraits of Non-Minimally Coupled Inflation; poster session deriving from special studies with Gary Felder, professor of physics

Mandy Castro '17  ::  56
CORAL REEF ED-VENTURES 2016: A Marine Environmental Education Program in San Pedro, Belize; poster session deriving from summer internship with L. David Smith, professor of biological sciences, Denise Lello, coordinator of the Four College Biomathematics Consortium and Allen Curran, William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor Emeritus of Geology

Mandy Castro '17 and Sabrina Cordero '19  ::  57
Characterization of Patch Reef Abundance and Size Distribution in a Newly Established Marine Protected Area in Belize; poster session deriving from thesis work and AEMES research with L. David Smith, professor of biological sciences and Scott Gilman, Postbaccalaureate Spatial Analysis Fellow in environmental science and policy

DeMya Johnson '19, Lyric Williams '19  :: 58
Development and Deforestation on the Island of Ambergris Caye, Belize: Can Cleared Land Be Restored?; poster session deriving from AEMES research with  L. David Smith, professor of biological sciences and director of environmental science and policy

Julie Franchi Scarselli '18, Chloe Harris '19 and Athena Sofides '19  ::  59
Analysis of Lead and Arsenic Content in Historically Contaminated Orchard Soil; poster session deriving from classwork with Alexander Barron, assistant professor of environmental science and policy

Anastasia Konefal '17  ::  60
Use of Photogrammetric Techniques for Studying New Zealand Fur Seals, Arctocephalus forsteri; poster session deriving from special studies with Paulette Peckol, Louise Harrington Professor of Biological Sciences

Caroline Eyman '18  ::  61
Cabin Planning at MacLeish; poster session deriving from special studies with Reid Bertone-Johnson, MacLeish Field Station manager and lecturer in landscape studies and Leslie King, associate professor of sociology

Panda Putu Sri Wahyuni '17  ::  62
Cultural Landscape Preservation of Subak water Irrigation and Stepped Rice Terraces of Bali, Indonesia; poster session deriving from special studies with Steven Moga, assistant professor of landscape studies

Katie Wing AC  ::  63
Situated Self; poster session deriving from concentration project with Philip Peake, professor of psychology

Carla M. Vélez GS and Julia Kim '19  ::  64
Wnt, The Spinal Frontier: The Role of Wnt5b in Radial Glial Proliferation and Differentiation During Zebrafish Spinal Cord Development; poster session deriving from thesis with Michael Barresi, associate professor of biological sciences

Gina Cho '17, Emilie Jones '18 and Aleice Goodman '19  ::  65
Studying Embryo-Environment Interactions: The Effect of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) on Craniofacial Development; poster session deriving from thesis with Michael Barresi, associate professor of biological sciences

Maia Garcia '18  ::  66
Conservation of the African Penguin, Spheniscus demersus; poster session deriving special studies with Paulette Peckol, Louise Harrington Professor of Biological Sciences

Monica Wilson '17, Doris Juarez '17 and Jacqueline Bañuelos '17  ::  67
Acidification Potential of Sphagnum Moss in Various Environments; poster session deriving from classwork with Jesse Bellemare, assistant professor of biological sciences

Anna George '17  ::  68
Rare Plants and Climate Change: An Investigation of Rare Endemic Forest Plant Biodiversity in the Eastern US; poster session deriving from thesis with Jesse Bellemare, assistant professor of biological sciences

Taryn Mueller '18  ::  69
Coarse Woody Debris Dynamics in New and Old Growth Forests of Western Massachusetts; poster session deriving from classwork with Jesse Bellemare, assistant professor of biological sciences

Julia Reier '17  ::  70
PCR-Diagnostics of Giardia lamblia; poster session deriving from special studies with Steven Williams, Gates Professor of Biology

Rebecca Kuzma '18  ::  71
Design and Optimization of a Quantitative PCR Assay for the Diagnosis of Ross River Virus; poster session deriving from special studies with Steven Williams, Gates Professor of Biology and Jessica Grant, research associate in biological sciences

Kalani Williams '18, Kate Fessler '18 and Madeleine Gallay '19  ::  72
Identification of the Parasites Acanthocheilonema spirocauda and Otostrongylus circumlitus in Phoca vitulina (harbor seals) by Quantitative PCR; poster session deriving from special studies with Robert Dorit, professor of biological sciences and Steven Williams, Gates Professor of Biology

Carter Kyle '18 and Susan Mishiyev '17  ::  73
Sesquiterpene Lactones of Neurolaena lobata as Potential Pharmaceuticals for Lymphatic Filariasis; poster session deriving from special studies with Steven Williams, Gates Professor of Biological Sciences

Maddie Wettach '20, Fiona Miller '20 and Isabella Fielding '17  ::  74
The Relationship between Latitude and the Ratio of Ear Length to Head and Body Length of Sciurus carolinensis; poster session deriving from STRIDE research with Virginia Hayssen, professor of biological sciences

Grace Nevil '20 and Lydia Sheyda '20  ::  75
Sexual Dimorphism Across Species and Subspecies in Peromyscus; poster session deriving from STRIDE research with Virginia Hayssen, professor of biological sciences

Eleanor Goetz '19  ::  77
Genomic Evolution of Foraminifera; poster session deriving from special studies with Laura Katz, Elsie Damon Simonds Professor of Biological Sciences

Amy Burzin '20 and Sofia Salcedo '20  ::  78
Delineation and Diversity of Microbial Eukaryotes, Chilodenella; poster session deriving from volunteer work with Laura Katz, Elsie Damon Simonds Professor of Biological Sciences and Chip Sisson, research assistant in biological sciences

Jacqueline Bañuelos '17 and Angela Lool '17  ::  79
Symbiotic Relationships in Chilodonella uncinata and Spirostomum ambiguum; poster session deriving from special studies with Laura Katz, Elsie Damon Simonds Professor of Biological Sciences

Cadence Miskimin '17  ::  80
Visualization Techniques for Uropathogenic E. coli; poster session deriving from special studies with Christine White-Ziegler, professor of biological sciences

Juliet Cheng '19  ::  81
Zebrafish as a Possible Model for Investigating  Gene Expression of E.Coli; poster session deriving from special studies with Christine White-Ziegler, professor of biological sciences

Margaret Tyer HC  ::  82
Some Like it Hot: How Uropathogenic E. coli Adapt to Changing Temperatures in the Human Body; poster session deriving from special studies with Christine White-Ziegler, professor of biological sciences

Jinyi Yang '18 and Youngjoo Ahn '18  ::  83
Little but Destructive: Ecosystem Effects on Hemlock Forests Post Woolly Adelgid Invasion; poster session deriving from special studies and SURF research with Danielle Ignace, assistant professor of biological sciences

Jinyi Yang '18  ::  84
What Does Your Hair Smell Like?
Identifying Volatile Molecules that Bind to Hair; poster session deriving from special studies with David Bickar, professor of chemistry

Eun Young (Leah) Jeon '17 and Nhi Van '18  ::  85
Expression Of the Locus Enterocyte Effacement Pathogenicity Island in Enteropathogenic E. coli Upon Environmental Stimulation; poster session deriving from class work with Christine White-Ziegler,  professor of biological sciences and biochemistry and Lou Ann Bierwert, technical director of the Center for Molecular Biology and lab instructor

Samantha Linder '18, Alice Mungyu '19 and Mia Ndama '17  ::  86
Enteropathogenic E. coli Gene Expression in Extreme pH and Temperature Conditions; poster session deriving from classwork with Christine White-Ziegler, professor of biological sciences and biochemistry and Lou Ann Bierwert, technical director of the Center for Molecular Biology and lab instructor

Aminata Ka '18, Jessica Magri '17 and Sara Van Cor '18J  ::  87
Flight then pHight: The Regulation of Adhesion and Motility Proteins of Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli in Environments of Varying pH and Temperature; poster session deriving from classwork with Christine White-Ziegler, professor of biological sciences and biochemistry and Lou Ann Bierwert, technical director of the Center for Molecular Biology and lab instructor

Emmie Knobloch '17 and Brigit McDannell '18  ::  88
Clocking Transgene Expression in Yeast; poster session deriving from thesis and special studies with Nathan Derr, assistant professor of biological sciences

Jessica Morgan '17  ::  89
Biophysics of Spherical Motor Ensembles; poster session deriving from thesis with Nathan Derr, assistant professor of biological sciences

Amalia Sweet '17 and Meseret Haile '18  ::  90
Identification of TPX-2 Binding Proteins: Development of a Novel Approach to Discovery of Anthelmintic Vaccine Targets; poster session deriving from thesis with Steven Williams, Gates Professor of Biology

Daniela Deny '18  ::  91
Therapeutic Characteristics of Engineered Proteins for Targeted Cancer Therapy; poster session deriving from special studies with Sarah Moore, assistant professor of engineering

Tenzin Paldon '18 and Qiyi Qian '20   ::  92
Detection of Early Parkinson's Disease by Assay of Salivary Dopamine; poster session deriving from special studies with David Bickar, professor of chemistry

Marguerite Pacheco '19  ::  93
The Effects of Aging on Sarcoplasmic Proteins in Skeletal Muscle; poster session deriving from AEMES research with Stylianos Scordilis, professor of biological sciences, and Kalina Dimova, I & T instructor in biological sciences

Noah Blohm '17, Juliet W. Cheng '19, Sarah J. Flaherty '19, Nicole Frumento '18, Bezawit S. Habtesellassie '18, Natalie J. LaBossier '19, Grace Mills '19, Hafsa M. Mire '19 and Katie Qarles Stephens '17  ::  94
Is It All in Vein? Exercise Related Changes in the Blood Plasma Proteome; poster session deriving from classwork with Stylianos Scordilis, professor of biological sciences and Kalina Dimova, laboratory instructor in biological sciences

Natalie Kolber '17  ::  95
Probing the Interactome of HSP25; poster session deriving from thesis with Stylianos Scordilis, professor of biological sciences and Kalina Dimova, laboratory instructor in biological sciences

Alexandra Steck '17  ::  96
Determination of Heavy Metals in Henna; poster session deriving from classwork with Cristina Suarez, professor of chemistry, Mohini Kulp, laboratory instructor in chemistry and David Dempsey, associate director of museum services

Katherine Graham-O'Regan '17  ::  97
Design and Synthesis of a Novel Cyclic Oxazole Pseudopeptide; poster session deriving from thesis with David Bickar, professor of chemistry

Jenny Banh '18, Ana Garcia '17, Megan Wancura '17, Analia Vazquez-Cegla '18, and Quinn Anex-Ries '17  ::  98
Reactive, Azlactone-Functionalized Hydrogels: Manipulating Gel Geometry with Chemistry; poster session deriving from special studies with Maren Buck, assistant professor of chemistry

Tara Bhat '18, Hunter Myers '19J, Kim Lu '17 and Lily Timpane 'AC  ::  99
Exploring Aerosol Growth as a Function of Chemical Composition; poster session deriving from special studies with Andrew Berke, assistant professor of chemistry

Yingchuan Zhu '17, Suzanne Abreu '17 and Bezawit Habtesellassie '18  ::  100
Copper Catalyzed Oxidative Coupling of Oxygen Nucleophiles with Methyl Boronic Acid; poster session deriving from special studies with David Gorin, assistant professor of chemistry

Yu Zhang '17, Sarah Krejci '18 and Yueyu Yao '18  ::  101
DNA-Catalyst Conjugates for Site-selective Transformations in Biological Systems; poster session deriving from thesis and special studies with David Gorin, assistant professor of chemistry and Moira Flanagan, postdoctoral fellow in chemistry

Katherine Blackford '17, Sarah Lee '19 and Eve Xu '20  ::  102
Development of a Tandem Diels-Alder/Pauson-Khand Strategy for the Synthesis of Tetracycles; poster session deriving from thesis with Kevin Shea, professor of chemistry

Megan Neubig '17, Peyton Higgins '18, Anisha Tyagi '18 and Cindy Hu '19  ::  103
Isolation and Derivatization of Sesquiterpene Lactones from Neurolaena lobata; poster session deriving from thesis with Kevin Shea, professor of chemistry

Htoo Tint Wai '17, Sophia Mallari '17 and Emma Livernois '18  ::  104
2,6-disubstituted Cyclohexanols as Potential Anesthetics; poster session deriving from thesis with Kevin Shea, professor of chemistry

Heather Giguere '17, Amina Khan '19, Sheng Tian '18J, Jingyi Liu '19, Sally Kyale '19, Reem Ladadwa '18 and Leigh Tanji '18  ::  105
NMR Studies of DNA Lesions; poster session deriving from special studies with Elizabeth Jamieson, associate professor of chemistry and Cristina Suarez, professor of chemistry

Subashini Sridhar '18J and Erina Fukuda '18  ::  106
Retrospective on a Decade of Research in IEEE Visualization for Cyber Security; poster session deriving from summer research funded by Laboratory for Analytical Sciences with Jordan Crouser, visiting assistant professor MassMutual fellow in statistical and data sciences

Kyra Gan '17  ::  107
Visualizing the Transit Map of an Infectious Virus; poster session deriving from special studies with Dominique Thiebaut, professor of computer science

Marina Cheng '17  ::  108
Pairwise Alignment-Free Protein Sequence Clustering; poster session deriving from thesis with Sara Mathieson, assistant professor of computer science and Andreas Prlić, technical and scientific team lead, RCSB Protein Data Bank

Artemis Metaxa-Kakavouli '19 and Silvana Saca '18  ::  109
Using a Computer Simulation of the Wright-Fisher Model to Predict the Genealogical Histories of Species; poster session deriving from center research with Sara Mathieson, assistant professor of computer science

Chase Freschlin '17  ::  110
Seasonal Variation in Stress Hormone Regulation in Meadow Voles; poster session deriving from special studies with Annaliese Beery, associate professor of psychology

Yejin Hwang '20  ::  111
Sex and Variability; poster session deriving from special studies with Annaliese Beery, associate professor of psychology

Lydia Ross '17  ::  112
Effects of Social Isolation on Depression-Relevant Behavior and Cardiac Function in Microtus pennsylvanicus; poster session deriving from special studies with Annaliese Beery, associate professor of psychology

Katrina Blandino '17  ::  113
Peer Social Motivation: Using Operant Conditioning to Compare the Social Motivation of Meadow and Prairie Vole Pairs; poster session deriving from thesis with Annaliese Beery, associate professor of psychology

Dominica Cao '19, Kaen O '19 and Guinevere MacDonald '19  ::  114
Social Behavioral Patterns in Autism Related RELN Knock-out Zebrafish; poster session deriving from classwork with Mary Harrington, Tippit Professor in Life Sciences and professor of psychology and Narendra Pathak, laboratory instructor in neuroscience

Lissandra Camacho '19 and Melissa Ertman '19  ::  115
The Effect of Bupropion HCl on Anxiety Behavior in Zebrafish; poster session deriving from classwork with Mary Harrington, Tippit Professor in Life Sciences and professor of psychology

Jamie Chan '19, Juliet Cheng '19 and Leah Corson '19  ::  116
From A to Z: The Study of Anesthetics in Zebrafish; poster session deriving from special studies with Adam Hall, professor of biological sciences and Narendra Pathak, laboratory instructor in neuroscience

Gariel Grant '17, Kaen O '19 and Brenda Mao '18  ::  117
The Isolation and Identification of the Active Component of the Withania somnifera Plant on the Human Glycine Receptor; poster session deriving from special studies with Adam Hall, professor of biological sciences

Madison Leet '18  ::  118
Assessing Cyclohexanol Modulation of GABA-A Receptor Currents; poster session deriving from special studies with Adam Hall, professor of biological sciences

Juliana Nguyen '18  ::  119
The Role of Metallothionein-I in Isoflurane-Induced Anesthetic Preconditioning; poster session deriving from special studies with Adam Hall, professor of biological sciences and Scott Edmands, laboratory instructor in chemistry

Alexis Cohen '19, Shi Ying Feng '19, Juliana Nguyen '18 and Delphine Zhu '19  ::  120
Reproductive Behavior in Heterozygous RELN Knock-out Zebrafish in Relation to Autism; poster session deriving from classwork with Mary Harrington, Tippit Professor in Life Sciences and professor of psychology and Narendra Pathak, laboratory instructor in neuroscience

Amelia Stapleton '19, Nikkiah Snoddy '19, Phuong Bui '20 and Nina Sajankila '19  ::  121
The Role of the Reelin Signaling Pathway in Autism; poster session deriving from classwork with Mary Harrington, Tippit Professor in Life Sciences and professor of psychology and Narendra Pathak, laboratory instructor in neuroscience

Aditi Balasubramanian '18  ::  122
Analysis of Androgen Receptor Characterization in Spinal Cords of Foot-Flagging Frogs; poster session deriving from special studies with Lisa Mangiamele, assistant professor of biological sciences and Judith Wopereis, laboratory instructor in biological sciences

Zoe Kohler-Boland '17  ::  123
Effects of G1 Administration on Social Proximity and c-Fos/Isotocin Colocalization in the Preoptic Area in Male Goldfish; poster session deriving from thesis work with Lisa Mangiamele, assistant professor of biological sciences

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

Book Studies Concentration Senior Capstone Projects :: Seelye 106

This session of presentations derives from Book Studies Concentration Senior Capstone Projects.

Tasha Binkowski '17
The Peacock at Home: A 19th-century Manuscript; presentation deriving from concentration project with Karen Kukil, associate curator of special collections

Quincy Dean-Slobod '17
Making Artist Books; presentation deriving from concentration project with Meredith Broberg, lecturer in art

Emily Hernandez '17
Artist Books from the Nancy Bloch Collection; presentation deriving from concentration project with Barbara Blumenthal, rare book specialist

Yoonha Hwang '17
The Development of Movable Metal Type in Korea; presentation deriving from concentration project with Sharon Domier, librarian in East Asian studies

Charlotte Kohlmann '17
Souvenirs of the War; presentation deriving from concentration project with Barry Moser,  Irwin and Pauline Alper Glass Professor of Art

Phoebe Metz '17
19th-century Printing and the Origins of Fantasy; presentation deriving from concentration project with William Oram, Helen Means Professor of English Language and Literature

Stories from First Gen Out Loud: A Leadership Development Experience :: Seelye 201

This session of presentations derives from research conducted in the Wurtele Center and Student Affairs Collaborative Pilot Project under the supervision of Tina Wildhagen, associate professor of sociology; Marnie Anderson, associate professor of history; Jennifer Guglielmo, associate professor of history;  Paramjeet Pati, Picker Professor of Practice in Engingeering;  Jessica Bacal, director of the Center for Work & Life; and Marge Litchford, assistant dean of students.

GROUP 1:
Kendall Futrell '20,
Jessica Aduwo '18
Stefany Alicea '20
Andrea Botello '20
Andrea Olivera '19J

GROUP 2:
Dionna Jenkins '20
Alexandra Eleazar '20
Destiny Wiley-Yancy '20
Madison Ramirez-Mazaheri '20
Jessely Enriquez '20

GROUP 3:
Stephanie Pinedo '18
Nadia Aman '20
Haven Sandoval '20
Karime Gutierrez '20
Shayla Bezjak '20

YomuYomu Short Stories: Exploring Diversity While Learning Japanese ::  Seelye 313

This session of presentations derives from classwork with Atsuko Takahashi, senior lecturer in East Asian languages & literatures

Marina Cheng '17
Jada Dickerson '19
Helen Edge '20
Lujun Jian '17
Sarah Kolick '19
Paula (Ariel) Martinez '19
Elissa Na '17
EvaMarie Olson '19
Rebecca White '19
Julia Xu '19

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

Dance and Emergent Dynamics  ::  Carroll Room, Campus Center Beginning @ 11 am

Alison Marsh '17
Emergent Dynamics: A Performance/Presentation on Hypermobility
Performance deriving from thesis research with Chris Aiken, assistant professor of dance, and Katie Martin, lecturer in dance

The following session of dance presentations derives from classwork with Lester Tomé, assistant professor of dance and Rodger Blum, professor of dance.

Amy Iwanowicz '18
Exposing New Dance Group’s Egalitarian - Communist Rhetoric Through Sophie Maslow's "Folksay"

Sarah Lass GS
"Letting Go" of the Traditional Dance Classroom: Klein Technique as Feminist Dance Pedagogy

Noli Rosen '19
Correspondence and Collaboration: A Study of the Combined Artistic Effort that was Appalachian Spring

Shayla-Vie Jenkins '18
The Strange Black Dancing Body: A Look at the Choreography of Andre M Zachery.

Taking the Archives Public: Presentations from the Archives Capstone Seminar  ::  Seelye 101

This session of presentation derives from archives concentration research under the supervision of Kelly Anderson, oral historian in libraries and special collections.

Becca Damante '17
The Equal Rights Amendment: But For Which Women?

Maggie Keane '17
The Future is Female: An Analysis of the Feminist Utopia

Jenna McCampbell '18
Viewing Northampton from the Ivory Tower: Early Smith College Students' Relationships with the Town

Jenny Park '18
Examining the Tactics of the American Women's Suffrage Movement in the Early 20th Century

Hanna Pennington '17
Dykes to Remember: The Archival Project of Alison Bechdel’s Dykes to Watch Out For

Sara Ramasastry '17
Ann M. Martin and the Legacy of The Baby-Sitters Club

Olivia Sayah '17
Activism for Economic Justice from the ’60s–Today

Global Flex Environmental Challenges in Israel  ::  Seelye 105

Colgan Powell '17, Rachel Moskowitz '18, Asia Littell '19 and Hunter Myers '19J
This session of presentations derives from research conducted as part of Global Flex with Justin Cammy, associate professor of Jewish studies and comparative literature.

Environmental and Biological Sciences  ::  Seelye 107

Tess Abbot '20, Naomi Forman-Katz '20 and Sophia Stouse '20
Arts Afield at MacLeish Field Station
Presentation deriving from STRIDE research with Reid Bertone-Johnson, MacLeish Field Station manager and lecturer in landscape studies and Paul Wetzel, Environmental Research Coordinator for the Center for the Environment, Ecological Design and Sustainability

Subashini Sridhar '18J and Erina Fukuda '18
Retrospective on a Decade of Research in IEEE Visualization for Cyber Security
Presentation deriving from in the Human Computation and Visualization Laboratory with R. Jordan Crowser, visiting assistant professor and Mass Mutual Fellow in Statistical and Data Science

Isabella Casini '17
Modeling Elemental Composition of Torrefied Biomass Product Using Proximate Analysis
Presentation deriving from thesis research with Denise McKahn, associate professor of engineering

Ellie Mainou '17
Incorporating Antibiotic Resistance in the Modeling of Tuberculosis in the United States
Presentation deriving from thesis work with Gwen Spencer, assistant professor of mathematics & statistics, and Robert Dorit, professor of biological sciences

Literature and Women's Lives  ::  Seelye 109

Pamela Larkin '19
From Ohio to India: The Political Psychology of Gloria Steinem's Young Adulthood
Presentation deriving from STRIDE research with Lauren Duncan, professor of psychology

Emily Ruppel '18
Disciplinary Currents in Women's and Gender Studies, 1980–2010
Presentation deriving from special studies with Rick Fantasia, B. Richmond 1940 Professor of Sociology

Raven Fowlkes-Witten '17
Fowlkes: A Case Study in Poetry and Prose
Presentation deriving from special studies with Cornelia Pearsall, professor of English language and literature

Emma Cairns Watson '17
Aesthetic Men, and Women: Gender Relations in the Work of Oscar Wilde
Presentation deriving from thesis with Cornelia Pearsall, professor of English language and literature

Kahn Liberal Arts Institute Student Fellows: Modes and Models of Making  ::  Seelye 110

This session of presentations derives from research conducted as part of the Kahn Liberal Arts Institute project "Modes and Models of Making" with Dana Leibsohn, PP Van der Poel Professor of Art and Alexandra Keller, professor of film studies.

Susannah Davis '18
When Whorls Collide: Hand Craft Influence on Textile Technology

Suroor Gandhi '18
Poetry, Printmaking and the Universe

Laura Krok-Horton '17
Making Public Space: Designing Parklets for Northampton, MA

History and Memory in the WPA “Ex-Slave” Interviews  ::  Seelye 202

This session of presentations derives from research conducted in HST 371, an advanced history seminar/workshop on slavery with Elizabeth Stordeur Pryor, assistant professor of history.

Emily Hamilton '18
"Dey Never Tole Us Nothin' About Jesus": Enslaver Christianity after the Nat Turner Rebellion 

Courtney Bloniasz '18
The Metalanguage of Disability

Erica Linderman AC
Bringing Their Stories to Light: Enslaved Men as Victims of Sexual Violence in the Antebellum South

Isabel Benincasa Reade '17
Reproductive Violence as a Means of Race and Gender Identity Formation in the Plantation Household

French Studies and Influences  ::  Seelye 206

Stefania Gheorghiu '17 and Anna Weston '17
From Past to Present: The Evolution of the Brand "Y'a Bon Banania"
Presentation deriving from classwork with Dawn Fulton, professor of French studies

Isabelle Eyman '17
Life Isn't Paris: How Nostalgia Informed Americans' Conception of French Food
Presentation deriving from thesis with Martine Gantrel-Ford, professor of French studies

Monica Swartz ‘17, Nikki Metzger ‘19, Meaghan Haff ‘19, Rachel Van Huizen ‘19 and Julia Smith ‘19
Le Rap Français: Collaborations, Controversies, and Reflections on Hip-Hop from Across the Atlantic
Panel presentation deriving from research conducted through President Kathleen McCartney’s Mellon Grant for Student Faculty Collaboration with Mehammed Mack, assistant professor of French studies.

Government  ::  Seelye 208

Maya McCann '17
Guerreras de la Cancha, Leveling the Playing Field: Exploring the Role of Government in Facilitating Equal Access to Soccer for Girls
Presentation deriving from thesis with Alice Hearst, professor of government

Alejandra Ruiz ‘17
Virtual Borders: Assessment of Technology Use in U.S.-Mexico Border Security presentation deriving from special studies with Velma García, professor of government

Mara Wolkoff ‘17
Litigation as Resistance: US Immigration Case Law and its Capacity for Social Change Velma García, professor of government

Veronica Torruco ‘17
Reason to Flee: Investigation and Analysis of Current Migration Crisis Out of Central America Velma García, professor of government

Economics, History and Community  ::  Seelye 211

Kelly Yoonji Choi '17
Youth Education and Family Structure in Post-Apartheid Cape Town
Presentation deriving from classwork with Simon Halliday, assistant professor of economics

Evelyn Mandel '17
An Analysis of Economic Metaphors in Literature and in Science
Presentation deriving from thesis research with Anna Botta, professor of Italian studies and comparative literature, and Simon Halliday, assistant professor of economics.

Beverly Lipsey '18J and Veronica Oberholzer '17
Supporting Community-Led Food Equity Initiatives in Holyoke
Presentation deriving from special studies with Philip Peake, professor of psychology in the Community Engagement and Social Change Concentration.

Translating Across Borders  ::  Seelye 301

This session of presentations derives from concentration projects with Janie Vanpée, professor of French studies, Reyes Lázaro, associate professor of Spanish and Portuguese, Sujane Wu, associate professor of East Asian languages and literatures, Silvia Berger, senior lecturer in Spanish and Portuguese and Estela Harretche, professor of Spanish and Portuguese.

Angela Acosta '17
Remembering the Fall: A Translation of Vicente Aleixandre's "Sombra del Paraíso"

Kayla Gaskin '17
Buzzfeed[ing] Lang Ying Tai's 1984 Feminist Theory

Célia Perez Lucet AMS '17
Preserving the Meaning of the Text in Literary Translation: A Translator's Duty

Sawnie Smith '17
Something in the Air: Explore the Translatability of Buenos Aires's Linguistic Soundscape

Lyn Watts '17
Inside a Dictator's Prison: The Experience of One Man through Translation

Tiffany Wilt '17
Pants to the Moon? The Progression of "Pantalones a la Luna" from Translation to Subtitling

Psychology and Religion  ::  Seelye 302

Mark Britton '17
The Interactive Effects of Adult Age and Executive Functions on Positive Emotion Reactivity and Recovery Following a Stressor
Presentation deriving from thesis research with Beth Powell, senior lecturer in psychology, and Rebecca Ready, associate professor of psychological and brain sciences, University of Massachusetts

Srabasti Sarker '17
Relating the Series of Blogger Killings in Bangladesh to the War of 1971
Presentation deriving from research in the South Asia Concentration with Andrew Rotman, professor of religion

The Atlas of Girl's Fiction:  Exploring the Landscape of Adventure Fiction  ::  Seelye 306

Haley Peterson '19, Lucy Hall '19, Sarah Vespa '20 and Jemma Stephenson '20
This session of presentations derives from STRIDE research with Margaret Bruzelius, Dean of the Senior Class and Associate Dean of the College

Ethnographic Design Lab  ::  Seelye 308

This session of presentations derives from classwork with Caroline Melly, associate professor of anthropology, and Suzanne Gottschang, associate professor of anthropology.

Yoon Roh '17
Reflection on the Process and Envisioning of the Future App and the Website

Geena Choo '17
Values of Ethnographic Methods

Danyi Zeng '17
How to Develop a Technology for Future Smith Students

Community-Based Research  ::  Seelye 311

Emily Bellanca '18 and Jillian Fanion AC
Presentation deriving from classwork with Ginetta Candelario, associate professor of sociology and Latin American studies

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., Early Afternoon Presentation Session  

Mark Me: A Thesis Film  ::  Seelye 105

Erin Batchelder '17
Presentation deriving from thesis with Alexandra Keller, professor of film studies and Bernadine Mellis, Five College lecturer in film and video production

Asian Studies  ::  Seelye 107

Karin Honarvar '17
Fung Ping Shan: A Museum Building in Colonial Hong Kong
Presentation deriving from special studies and a research internship with Marnie Anderson, associate professor of history

Sarah Kolick '19 and Nancy Yun '19J
Exploring Korean Culture and Language through "Iyagi Cafe"
Presentation deriving from classwork with Suk Massey, lecturer in East Asian languages and literature

Alexa Ray '19, Xiaoqing Luo '19 and Mallory Strider AC
The Contentious Past and Present in East Asia: Remembering World War II
Presentation deriving from student-faculty working group funded by Mellon Foundation with Marnie Anderson, associate professor of history

Biology and Geosciences  ::  Seelye 109

Gina Cho '17
Studying Embryo-Environment Interactions: The Effect of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) on Craniofacial Development
Presentation deriving from thesis with Michael Barresi, associate professor of biological sciences

Anny Sainvil '17
Using Autonomous Phase Sensitive Radar to Analyze Polar Firn Densities in West Antarctica
Presentation deriving from special studies with Robert Newton, professor of geosciences and director of Center for the Environment, Ecological Design and Sustainability and Dr. Erin Pettit, associate professor of geology and geophysics

International Governments and History  ::  Seelye 202

Kinyaa Luka '18
When the World Went South: Rethinking the Global North-South Paradigm in Development Studies and Practice
Presentation deriving from research in the  Global Engagement Seminar and the School for International Training’s comparative Development Studies program under the supervision of Bozena Wellborne, assistant professor of government, and Jeffrey Ahlman, assistant professor of history

Chenjia Zhu '17
Let the Right One In: A Short Exploration of Chinese Development Assistance to the Arab World
Presentation deriving from special studies with Bozena Welborne, assistant professor of government

Education and Social Work  ::  Seelye 206

Molly Hurd '18, Caty Seger '17, Dana Vera '19, Miles Bond '19
Inclusivity in Education
Presentation deriving from classwork with Carol Berner, lecturer in education and child study

Rose Geiger '17
Centering the Client's Voice
Presentation deriving from classwork with Nnamdi Pole, professor of psychology and Seth Dunn, licensed independent social worker

Economics  ::  Seelye 208

Abigail Doctor '17
What Makes You Happier? An Empirical Study on the Economic Drivers of Happiness in the United States
Presentation deriving from classwork with Robert Buchele, professor of economics

Emily Bae '17
The Impact of Inequality on Social Capital and Trust in the United States
Presentation deriving from classwork with Robert Buchele, professor emeritus of economics

Yaqi Xiong '17
Declining Manufacturing Employment: Robots vs. Globalization
Presentation deriving from classwork with Robert Buchele, professor of economics

Study of Women and Gender  ::  Seelye 211

Sam Davis, '17
In Our Own Words: On Being a Trans at Smith
Film screening and presentation deriving from special studies with Alexandra Keller, professor of film studies; Elisabeth Armstrong, professor in the program for the study of women and gender; and Jennifer DeClue, assistant professor in the program for the study of women and gender

Philosophy and Poetry  ::  Seelye 308

Helen Mayer '17
Harming the Speaker: the Role of Audiences in Conversation
Presentation deriving from thesis research with Jay Garfield, Doris Silbert Professor of Philosophy;  Nalini Bhushan, professor of philosophy; and Susan Levin, Roe/Straut Professor of Philosophy

You Jeen Ha '20, Halley Haruta '20 and Emma Taussig '20
David Hume Reinterpreted
The Concealed Influence of Custom: Hume’s Treatise from the Inside Out
Presentation deriving from STRIDE research with Jay Garfield, Doris Silbert Professor of Philosophy and professor of philosophy, logic and Buddhist studies

Food, Dress and Health  ::  Seelye 311

Sarah Shannon '17
Comida y Cubanidad: The Sociology of Cuban Food and its Relationship to Tourism
Presentation deriving from special studies with Leslie King, associate professor of sociology

Poorni Arunachalam '18
A Sociological Perspective of Vision Health in College Students
Presentation deriving from special studies with Leslie King, associate professor of sociology

Kaila Temple '18
Reading and Reconstructing a c. 1790 Gown
Presentation deriving from special studies with Catherine (Kiki) Smith, professor of theatre

Music and Poetry  ::  Seelye 312

Emily Duncan Wilson '17
The Making of Stages: A Musical Revue:
Presentation deriving from independent and collaborative work on an original musical theatre revue performed February 2017 with Raphael Atlas, professor of music.

Grainne Buchanan '17
For Four: An Exploration of Grief, Love, and Elegy Through Poetry and Collage
Presentation deriving from special studies with William Hagen, adjunct professor of English language and literature

 

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

Future Professors Without Borders: Roundtable Discussions with Mellon Mays Undergraduate Research Fellows  ::  Seelye 101

This pair of roundtable presentations derives from Mellon Mays Undergraduate Research projects under the supervision of Dawn Fulton, professor of French Studies.

Angela Acosta '17
Beryl Ford '17
Gaïana Joseph '17
Jen Calabrese '17
Shanice Bailey '17J
Alina Wang '18
Hee Young Kim '18
Precious Musa '18
Suroor Gandhi '18
Tiara Austin '18

with Mellon Mays Fellows from Bowdoin College

Secret Histories: Object Biographies of Artifacts from the Ancient Mediterranean  ::  Seelye 106

This series of presentations derives from classwork with Rebecca Worsham, visiting assistant professor of archaeology.

Elizabeth Cole '19
Renee Klann '19
Isabella Levy '17
Katy Rose Sparks '20

Kahn Liberal Arts Institute Student Fellows: Shaping Perception  ::  Seelye 110

This session of presentations derives from research conducted as part of the Kahn Liberal Arts Institute project "Shaping Perception" with Daphne Lamothe, associate professor of Africana studies and Chris Aiken, associate professor of dance.

Marianna Apostolakis '18
Queering the Tempest: Exploring Structures of Time and Family in Postcolonial and Feminist Adaptation

Sushmitha Ram '18
Let's Slowly Boil Hot Tea: Exploring the Perceptions of Transcontinental South Asian Hindu Arranged Marriages from India to America in Debate, Love, and Oral Histories

Jessica Ryan '17J
A Sense of Love: How the Sense of Smell Is Connected to Love and Why It Matters

Rahma Haji '17
What Is The Afro In Afrofuturism?

Maria Wood '17
Considering the Social, Cultural, and Political Resonances of Hamilton: An American Musical

Poetry Concentration Research Capstone Projects  ::  Seelye 201

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

Dariana Guerrero '17
Liza Jeswald  Ada '17
Darwin Pappas-Fernandes  '17
Kylie Power-Sullivan  '17
Emily Robidoux  '17
Emma Cairns Watson  '17

Diploma Program in American Studies  ::  Seelye 301

Filine Volkmann GS
Nudging as a Path to a More Sustainable Investing Practice
Presentation deriving from thesis with Gerald Epstein, professor of economics and co-director of Political Economy Research Institute and Lane Hall-Witt, lecturer and diploma program director in American studies

Daniel Molina de la Rubia GS
A Contemporary Analysis of Gay Portrayal in the Media
Presentation deriving from thesis with Lane Hall-Witt, lecturer and diploma program director in American studies

Vera Martel GS
Issues in Child Development and Education
Presentation deriving from thesis with Lane Hall-Witt, lecturer and diploma program director in American studies

Dana Madsen GS
The Eco-Civilization Project in China
Presentation deriving from thesis with Gregory White, Mary Huggins Gamble Professor in Government and Lane Hall-Witt, lecturer and diploma program director in American studies

Alice Cozzi GS
Interpreting Italian Fashion: America and the making of Italian style
Presentation deriving from thesis with Kiki Smith, professor of Costume Design and Lane Hall-Witt, lecturer and diploma program director in American studies.

Elsa Kamdem GS
Poor Whites Against Racism
Presentation deriving from thesis with Jennifer Guglielmo, associate professor of history and Lane Hall-Witt, lecturer and diploma program director in American studies

Words and Images in Chinese Culture  ::  Christ Gallery, Smith College Museum of Art

This session of presentations, to be presented in the Christ Gallery of the Smith College Museum of Art, derives from classwork with Sujane Wu, associate professor of East Asian languages & literatures.

Ava Busto Schiff '18
Diana Chen '17
Gloria Ningyuan Cheng '18
Ava Friedlander '20
Kela Harrington '19
Francesca Harrison '19
Beatrice Hesselbart '20
Yuxiao Meng '19
Molly Hurd '18
Lucy Liang '17
Sidney Lu '17
Xiaoqing Luo '18
Erin Sulla '19

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

Life, Language and Equity  ::  Seelye 107

Madeline Fraser '19
Sex, Death, and the Law in Nineteenth Century Germany
Presentation deriving from STRIDE research with Ernest Benz, associate professor of history

Sydney Keen '17
Unpacking a Language Mystery: How Proto-Indo-European Evolved, Diversified, and Came to Dominate the Globe
Presentation deriving from special studies with Craig Davis, professor of English language and literature

Kelsey Conti '17, Katherine Mercado '19
The Smart After School: How Equitable Programs Encourage Equitable Access for Low Income Students and Students of Color
Presentation deriving from special studies with Samuel Intrator, professor of education and child study.

Anjali Kumar '17
Promoting Complementary Health
Presentation deriving from special studies with Benita Jackson, associate professor of psychology and Dr. Artemis Pavrati, doctor of naturopathic medicine

Bridging the Cultural and Linguistic Divide: Comparison of Cultural Texts in English and Japanese  ::  Seelye 109

This series of presentations derives from classwork with Yuri Kumagai, senior lecturer of East Asian languages & literatures.

Tomomi Chen '20 and Eunice Lee '18J
A Gadget Cat from the Future: A Comparative Analysis of “Doraemon” in English and Japanese

Cory Liang '17, Yijia Cui '19 and Xiaoqing Luo '18
The Impossibility of Finding the Truth: A Comparative Reading of Akutagawa's "In A Grove"

Aiko Dzikowski '19, Murong Li '17, Xueying Wang '17 and Mingrui Xu '17
The Gatekeeper of Life and Death: A Comparative Analysis of Takita Yujiro’s “Departure” in English and Japanese”