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Student Conference Presentations

Ms. Alexis Brown, “Diversity and Workplace Conflict: Challenges and Solutions.” Paper presented at the International Business Research Conference, Las Vegas, October 2012. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ehsan Salek, Department of Management, Business and Economics.
Ms. Alexis Brown, “Diversity and Workplace Conflict: Challenges and Solutions.” Paper presented at the International Business Research Conference, Las Vegas, October 2012. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ehsan Salek, Department of Management, Business and Economics.

Virginia Wesleyan’s Undergraduate Research Program provides funds to support student-researchers' presentations at regional, national, and international conferences. In the 2013-14 academic year, the following students have received conference grants.

  • Ms. Hannah Blanco ‘14, “Participating: The Relationship between Citizenship and Civic Engagement.” Paper presented at the conference of the Southern Regional Honors Council in Savannah, Georgia, March 2014. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Aubrey Westfall, Department of Political Science.

  • Ms. Samantha Eanes ‘15, “The New Mastermind Game.” Paper presented at the joint meeting of the American Mathematical Society & Mathematical Association of America in Baltimore, Maryland, January 2014. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Audrey Malagon, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science.

  • Ms. Amanda Hyre ‘14, “Wolbachia Infection in a Local Species of the Common Fruit Fly, Drosophila melanogaster.” Paper presented at the conference of the Association of Southeastern Biologists in Spartanburg, South Carolina, April 2014. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Philip Rock, Department of Biology.

  • Mr. Cory Reeves ‘14, “Charles and Ray Eames Create Stylish Plywood.” Paper presented at the annual state conference of Phi Alpha Theta in Harrisonburg, Virginia, March 2014. Faculty Mentors: Drs. Kathleen Casey and Sara Sewell, Department of History.

  • Ms. Andrea Rodriguez ‘14, “Leg Morphology of Cosmetid Harvestmen (Arachnida, Opiliones, Laniatores).” Paper presented at the conference of the Association of Southeastern Biologists in Spartanburg, South Carolina, April 2014. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Victor Townsend, Department of Biology.

  • Mr. Thomas Simmons ‘15, “The New Mastermind Game.” Paper presented at the joint meeting of the American Mathematical Society & Mathematical Association of America in Baltimore, Maryland, January 2014. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Audrey Malagon, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science.

  • Ms. Erin Smith ‘14, “Mercury Concentrations in Dolphins Stranded along the Coast of Virginia.” Paper presented at the 73rd Research Symposium and Annual Meeting of the Virginia Junior Academy of Science in Richmond, VA, May 2014. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Elizabeth Malcolm, Department of Earth and Environmental Science.

  • Ms. Julie Spivey ‘13, “From the Social to The Political: Noblewomen's Roles in the Henrician Court.” Paper presented at the annual state conference of Phi Alpha Theta in Harrisonburg, Virginia, March 2014. Faculty Mentors: Drs. Clayton Drees and Sara Sewell, Department of History.

  • Ms. Alexis Turner-Lafving ‘16, “Subtle Messages: The Impact of Media on Support for Access to Abortion.” Paper presented at the conference of the Southern Regional Honors Council in Savannah, Georgia, March 2014. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Aubrey Westfall, Department of Political Science.

  • Mr. Eric Walker, Jr. ‘14, “Ovipositor morphology of cosmetid harvestmen (Arachnida, Opiliones, Laniatores).” Paper presented at the conference of the Association of Southeastern Biologists in Spartanburg, South Carolina, April 2014. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Victor Townsend, Department of Biology.

In previous years, the following student presented papers at academic conferences.

Biology

Ms. Katie Bennett ’13 with V.R. Townsend, Jr. “Reproductive Morphology of Three Species of Neotropical Harvestmen (Opiliones, Laniatores, Gonyleptoidea.” Poster presented at the 74th Annual Meeting of the Association of Southeastern Biologists, Charleston, West Virginia, April 2013.  Faculty Mentor: Dr. Victor Townsend, Department of Biology.

Mr. Matthew Boyce ’13 with P. Rock, “A Metagenomic Comparison of the Microflora from Vermicompost with the Intestinal Microflora from the Composting Worm Eisenia foetida.” Paper presented at the 74th Annual Meeting of the Association of Southeastern Biologists, Charleston, West Virginia, April 2013.  Faculty Mentors: Dr. Philip Rock, Department of Biology.

Ms. Jessica Burns ‘06 with Rebecca K. Hunter, Daniel N. Proud, Jessica A. Tibbetts, Jessica A. Burns, and Victor R. Townsend Jr., "Field Observations of the Natural History of the Harvestmen of Trinidad.” Poster presented at the 67th Annual Meeting of the Association of Southeastern Biologists in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, 2006. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Victor Townsend, Department of Biology.

Ms. Dana R. Cook ‘11 with C. Wilson, Daniel N. Proud & Victor R. Townsend Jr., "Comparative Study of Genital Morphology in Neotropical Cosmetid Harvestmen from Central America and the Caribbean." Poster presented at the 71st Annual Meeting of the Association of Southeastern Biologists in Asheville, North Carolina, 2010. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Victor Townsend, Department of Biology.

Ms. Danielle R. Dardis ‘08 with Suzie R. Lazarowitz and Victor R. Townsend, Jr., "Mark-recapture Study of Harvestmen Occupying Tree Trunks in a Rainforest in Trinidad, W.I." Poster presented at the 68th Annual Meeting of the Association of Southeastern Biologists in Columbia, South Carolina, 2007. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Victor Townsend, Department of Biology.

Mr. John Evans ’13 with Maynard H. Schaus, Jeff J. Illinik, and Victor R. Townsend Jr., “Observations of Leg Injuries and Wound Healing in a Neotropical Cosmetid Harvestman.” Paper presented at the 74th Annual Meeting of the Association of Southeastern Biologists in Charleston, West Virginia, April 2013. Faculty Mentors: Drs. Maynard H. Schaus and Victor Townsend, Department of Biology.

Ms. Lauren P. Heltsley ‘07 with Daniel N. Proud and Victor R. Townsend Jr., "Behavioral Interactions between Neotropical Harvestmen and Potential Predators." Poster presented at the 68th Annual Meeting of the Association of Southeastern Biologists in Columbia, South Carolina, 2007. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Victor Townsend, Department of Biology.

Ms. Rebecca Hunter ‘06 with Jessica A. Burns, Victor R. Townsend Jr., Daniel N. Proud, Jessica A. Tibbetts, and Michael K. Moore, "Observations of Parental Care in the Neotropical Harvestmen Phareicranaus calcariferus (Opiliones, Laniatores, Cranaidae) from Trinidad, W.I." Paper presented at the 67th Annual Meeting of the Association of Southeastern Biologists in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, 2007. Faculty Mentors: Drs. Philip Rock and Victor Townsend, Department of Biology.

Ms. Rebecca K. Hunter ‘06 with Daniel N. Proud, Jessica A. Tibbetts, Jessica A. Burns, and Victor R. Townsend Jr., "Field Observations of the Natural History of the Harvestmen of Trinidad.” Poster presented at the 67th Annual Meeting of the Association of Southeastern Biologists in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, 2006. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Victor Townsend, Department of Biology.

Mr. Jeffrey Illinik ’14 with Philip Rock and Victor R. Townsend Jr, “Scanning Electron Microscopy Study of Neurospora Crassa Mutants.” Poster presented at the 74th Annual Meeting of the Association of Southeastern Biologists in Charleston, West Virginia, April 2013. Faculty Mentors: Drs. Philip Rock and Victor Townsend, Department of Biology.

Mr. Jeffrey Illinik ’14 with Maynard H. Schaus and Victor R. Townsend Jr., “Food Choice of the Neotropical Harvestman Erginulus clavotibialis (Opiliones: Laniatores: Cosmetidae).” Poster presented at the 74th Annual Meeting of the Association of Southeastern Biologists in Charleston, West Virginia, April 2013. Faculty Mentors: Drs. Maynard Schaus and Victor Townsend, Department of Biology.

Mr. Jeffrey J. Illinik ‘14 with Victor R. Townsend Jr., and Philip Rock, “SEM Imaging of Neurospora Crassa Mutants.” Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Virginia Branch of the American Society for Microbiology in  Norfolk, Virginia, 2012. Faculty Mentors: Drs. Victor Townsend, Phillip Rock, & Maynard Schaus, Department of Biology.

Ms. Megan Johnson ’13 with T. White and Victor R. Townsend Jr., “Microanatomy of Neotropical Cosmetid Harvestmen.” Poster presented at the 74th Annual Meeting of the Association of Southeastern Biologists in Charleston, West Virginia, April 2013.  Faculty Mentor: Dr. Victor Townsend, Department of Biology.

Ms. Suzie R. Lazarowitz ‘09 with Danielle R. Dardis and Victor R. Townsend Jr., "Field Study of Leaf Litter Activity by Sclerosomatid and Cosmetid Harvestmen along the Northern Coast of Trinidad, W.I." Poster presented at the 68th Annual Meeting of the Association of Southeastern Biologists in Columbia, South Carolina, 2007. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Victor Townsend, Department of Biology.

Ms. Suzie R. Lazarowitz ‘09 with Danielle R. Dardis and Victor R. Townsend, Jr., “Mark-recapture Study of Harvestmen Occupying Tree Trunks in a Rainforest in Trinidad, W.I." Paper presented at the 68th Annual Meeting of the Association of Southeastern Biologists in Columbia, South Carolina, 2007. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Victor Townsend, Department of Biology.

Mr. Daniel N. Proud ‘09 with Jessica A. Burns, Victor R. Townsend Jr., Jessica A. Tibbetts, Rebecca K. Hunter, and Michael K. Moore, "Observations of Parental Care in the Neotropical Harvestmen Phareicranaus calcariferus (Opiliones, Laniatores, Cranaidae) from Trinidad, W.I." Paper presented at the 67th Annual Meeting of the Association of Southeastern Biologists in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, 2007. Faculty Mentors: Drs. Philip Rock and Victor Townsend, Department of Biology.

Mr. Daniel N. Proud ‘09 with Lauren P. Heltsley and Victor R. Townsend Jr., "Behavioral Interactions between Neotropical Harvestmen and Potential Predators." Paper presented at the 68th Annual Meeting of the Association of Southeastern Biologists in Columbia, South Carolina, 2007. Faculty Mentors: Drs. Philip Rock and Victor Townsend, Department of Biology.

Mr. Daniel N. Proud ‘09 with Rebecca K. Hunter, Jessica A. Tibbetts, Jessica A. Burns, and Victor R. Townsend Jr., "Field Observations of the Natural History of the Harvestmen of Trinidad.” Paper presented at the 67th Annual Meeting of the Association of Southeastern Biologists in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, 2006. Faculty Mentors: Drs. Philip Rock and Victor Townsend, Department of Biology.

Mr. Daniel N. Proud ‘09 with Philip Rock and Victor R. Townsend, Jr., "Investigation of Parental Care and Relationships between Individuals within Nests of Cranaid Harvestmen of Trinidad, W.I." Paper presented at the 68th Annual Meeting of the Association of Southeastern Biologists in Columbia, South Carolina, 2007. Faculty Mentors: Drs. Philip Rock and Victor Townsend, Department of Biology.

Mr. Daniel N. Proud ‘09 with Jessica A. Tibbits and Victor R. Townsend, Jr., "Use of Logs by Arthropods in the Rainforests of the Northern Range of Trinidad, W.I." Paper presented at the 67th Annual Meeting of the Association of Southeastern Biologists in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, 2006. Faculty Mentors: Drs. Philip Rock and Victor Townsend, Department of Biology.

Mr. Daniel Proud ‘09 with Victor R. Townsend, Jr., "Additions to the Harvestmen Fauna (Arachnida, Opiliones) of Trinidad, W.I." Poster presented at the 68th Annual Meeting of the Association of Southeastern Biologists in Columbia, South Carolina, 2007. Faculty Mentor: Drs. Philip Rock & Victor Townsend, Department of Biology

Mr. Daniel N. Proud ‘09 with Victor R. Townsend, Jr., "Use of Logs, Palm Fronds, and Bromeliads by Arachnids and Myriapods in Montane Rainforest.” Paper presented at the 67th Annual Meeting of the Association of Southeastern Biologists in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, 2006. Faculty Mentors: Drs. Philip Rock and Victor Townsend, Department of Biology.

Mr. Daniel N. Proud ‘09 with Victor R. Townsend Jr., Michael K. Moore, and Paul M. Resslar, "A Potential New Species of Harvestman (Opiliones, Manaosbiidae) from Morne Bleu Ridge in the Northern Range of Trinidad, W.I.". Paper presented at the 67th Annual Meeting of the Association of Southeastern Biologists in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, 2006. Faculty Mentors: Drs. Philip Rock and Victor Townsend, Department of Biology.

Mr. Nourman J. Rana ‘08 with Daniel N. Proud, Philip Rock, and Victor R. Townsend, Jr., “Post-embryonic development in neotropical harvestmen from Trinidad, W. I. (Opiliones, Laniatores, Cranaidae).” Poster presented at the 86th Annual Meeting of the Virginia Academy of Sciences in Hampton, Virginia, 2008. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Victor Townsend, Department of Biology.

Ms. Hannah K. Ring ‘09 with V.R. Townsend, Jr., "The Relationship between Leg Morphology and Arboreal Behavior in Neotropical Harvestmen (Arachnida, Opiliones)." Poster presented at the 70th Annual Meeting of the Association of Southeastern Biologists in Birmingham, Alabama, 2009. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Victor Townsend, Department of Biology.

Ms. Andrea Slurff ’14 with V.R. Townsend, Jr., “Comparative Study of the Microanatomy of Neotropical Sclerosomatid Harvestmen (Opiliones, Eupnoi).” Poster presented at the 74th Annual Meeting of the Association of Southeastern Biologists in Charleston, West Virginia, April 2013.  Faculty Mentor: Dr. Victor Townsend, Department of Biology.

Ms. Andrea Slurff ’14 with Deidre Gonsalves-Jackson, “Ercolania Manglephila: A new Species of Limapontian Ascoglossan (=sacoglossan) from the Florida Keys (Opisthobranchia: Ascoglossa: Limapontiidae).” Poster presented at the 74th Annual Meeting of the Association of Southeastern Biologists in Charleston, West Virginia, April 2013.  Faculty Mentor: Dr. Deirdre Gonsalves-Jackson, Department of Biology.

Ms. Jessica A. Tibbetts ‘06 with Jessica A. Burns, Victor R. Townsend Jr., Daniel N. Proud, Rebecca K. Hunter, and Michael K. Moore, "Observations of Parental Care in the Neotropical Harvestman Phareicranaus Calcariferus (Opiliones, Laniatores, Cranaidae) from Trinidad, W.I." Poster presented at the 67th Annual Meeting of the Association of Southeastern Biologists in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, 2006. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Victor Townsend, Department of Biology.

Ms. Jessica A. Tibbits ‘06 with Rebecca K. Hunter, Daniel N. Proud, Jessica A. Burns, and Victor R. Townsend, Jr., "Field Observations of the Natural History of the Harvestmen of Trinidad". Paper presented at the 67th Annual Meeting of the Association of Southeastern Biologists in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, 2006. Faculty Mentors: Drs. Philip Rock and Victor Townsend, Department of Biology.

Ms. Jessica A. Tibbits ‘06 with Daniel N. Proud and Victor R. Townsend, Jr., "Use of Logs by Arthropods in the Rainforests of the Northern Range of Trinidad, W.I." Paper presented at the 67th Annual Meeting of the Association of Southeastern Biologists in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, 2006. Faculty Mentors: Drs. Philip Rock and Victor Townsend, Department of Biology.

Business

Ms. Ms. Alexis Brown ‘14, “Diversity and Workplace Conflict: Challenges and Solutions.” Paper presented at the International Business Research Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, October 2012. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ehsan Salek, Department of Management, Business and Economics.

Ms. Dolores Roberts ‘13, “Diversity and Work Teams.” Paper presented at the Society for Advancement of Management International Business Conference in Arlington, Virginia, March 2013. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Paul Ewell, Department of Management, Business and Economics.

Chemistry

Matthew Boyce ‘13, “Investigation of Sample Matrix Effects Using Spinning Sampling Chamber Laser Ablation ICP-MS.” Paper presented at the Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (SERMACS) in Raleigh, NC, November 2012. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Maury Howard, Department of Chemistry.

Matthew Boyce ‘13 with Melinda Hopper ‘12 and Maury Howard, “Oyster Restoration and Water Quality Analysis in an Urban Subestuary.” Paper presented at the 90th Annual Virginia Academy of Science Meeting. Published in the  conference proceedings: Virginia Journal of Science, vol 63, no 1-2 (23-25 May 2012). Faculty Mentor: Dr. Maury Howard, Department of Chemistry.

Matthew Boyce ‘13 with Maury Howard, “Oyster Restoration Assessment in an Urban Sub Estuary,” Poster presented at the Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (SERMACS), Richmond, VA, October 2011. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Maury Howard,, Department of Chemistry.

Darren Driscoll ‘14 and Maury Howard, “Investigation of Copper Runoff in Soil Samples.” Paper presented at the 91st Annual Virginia Academy of Science Meeting. Published in the  conference proceedings: Virginia Journal of Science, vol 64, no 2 (21-24 May 2013). Faculty Mentor: Dr. Maury Howard, Department of Chemistry

Melinda Hopper ‘12, with Matthew Boyce ‘12, and Maury Howard, “Oyster Restoration and Water Quality Analysis in an Urban Subestuary.” Paper presented at the 90th Annual Virginia Academy of Science Meeting. Published in the  conference proceedings: Virginia Journal of Science, vol 63, no 1-2 (23-25 May 2012). Faculty Mentor: Dr. Maury Howard, Department of Chemistry.

Jenna Starkey ‘13, “Characterization and Synthesis of Binary Technetium Halides: A New Synthetic Route to Technetium Tribromide.” Paper presented at the Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (SERMACS) in Raleigh, NC, November 2012. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Maury Howard, Department of Chemistry.

Communication

Ms. Jessica Edleman ‘13, “The Relationship Between Social Media and Entry-Level Public Relations Positions.” Paper presented at the Undergraduate Honors Conference in Communication, Greencastle, IN, April 2013.  Faculty Mentor: Dr. Lisa Payne, Department of Communication.

Ms. Jill Reynolds ‘15, “How College Students Get Their News in the Digital Age.” Paper presented at the Journalism Interactive Conference, University of Florida, February 2013. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Lisa Payne, Department of Communication.

Earth and Environmental Science

Ms. Victoria Brynildsen with Kristen Dodds, Ivy Ozmon, Samantha Porter, Michelle Rowe, Tara Redding, Elizabeth G. Malcolm, Maynard H. Schaus, and Margaret L. Reese, “Moving towards a Sustainable Campus: Design of a Green Roof Monitoring Experiment.” Poster presented at the EPA Sustainable Design Expo in Washington D.C., May 2006.” Faculty Mentor: Dr. Elizabeth G. Malcolm, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences.

Ms. Amanda C. Ford ‘09 and Elizabeth G. Malcolm, “A Laboratory Assessment of Reactive Gaseous Mercury Scavenging by Sea-salt Aerosols.” Poster presented at the Virginia Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting, Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia, May 2009. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Elizabeth G. Malcolm, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences.

Ms. Amanda C. Ford ‘09 and Elizabeth G. Malcolm, “A Laboratory Assessment of Reactive Gaseous Mercury Scavenging by Sea-salt Aerosols.” Poster presented at the International Mercury Expo, Williamsburg, Virginia, April 2010. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Elizabeth G. Malcolm, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences.

Mr. John N. Maravich with Lan M. Tran, Elizabeth G. Malcolm, Maynard H. Schaus, and Margaret L. Reese, “Effectiveness of Amendments in Reducing the Release of Nutrients and Mercury from Green Roofs.” Poster presented at the Virginia Water Research Conference, Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia, October 2009. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Elizabeth G. Malcolm, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences.

Ms. Heaven L. Meinnert with Lan M. Tran, Elizabeth G. Malcolm, Maynard H. Schaus, and Margaret L. Reese, “Mercury and Nutrients in Runoff from Vegetated Green Roofs.” Poster presented at the International Mercury Expo in Williamsburg, Virginia, April 2010. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Elizabeth G. Malcolm, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences.

Ms. Ivy Ozmon with Elizabeth G. Malcolm, Margaret L. Reese, and Maynard H. Schaus, “Do Living Green Roofs Reduce Total Mercury in Stormwater Runoff?” Poster presented at the 8th International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant in Madison, Wisconsin, August 2006. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Elizabeth G. Malcolm, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences.

Ms. Ivy Ozmon with Victoria Brynildsen, Kristen Dodds, Samantha Porter, Michelle Rowe, Tara Redding, Elizabeth G. Malcolm, Maynard H. Schaus, and Margaret L. Reese, “Moving towards a Sustainable Campus: Design of a Green Roof Monitoring Experiment.”  Poster presented at the EPA Sustainable Design Expo in Washington D.C., May 2006.” Faculty Mentor: Dr. Elizabeth G. Malcolm, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences.

Ms.Tara Redding ‘07 and Elizabeth G. Malcolm, “Experimental Investigation of the Scavenging of Gaseous Mercury by Sea-salt Aerosols.” Poster presented at the 8th International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant in Madison Wisconsin, August 2006. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Elizabeth G. Malcolm, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences.

Ms. Tara Redding ‘07 with Victoria Brynildsen, Kristen Dodds, Ivy Ozmon, Samantha Porter, Michelle Rowe, Elizabeth G. Malcolm, Maynard H. Schaus, and Margaret L. Reese, “Moving towards a Sustainable Campus: Design of a Green Roof Monitoring Experiment.”  Poster presented at the EPA Sustainable Design Expo in Washington D.C., May 2006.” Faculty Mentor: Dr. Elizabeth G. Malcolm, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences.

Mr. Matthew C. Richardson ‘08 with Bree M. Strain and Elizabeth G. Malcolm, “Can Sea-salt Aerosols Serve as a Sink for Gaseous mercury?” Poster presented at the Virginia Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting in Hampton, Virginia, May 2008. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Elizabeth G. Malcolm, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences.

Ms. Michelle Rowe with Victoria Brynildsen, Kristen Dodds, Ivy Ozmon, Samantha Porter, Tara Redding, Elizabeth G. Malcolm, Maynard H. Schaus, and Margaret L. Reese, “Moving towards a Sustainable Campus: Design of a Green Roof Monitoring Experiment.”  Poster presented at the EPA Sustainable Design Expo in Washington D.C., May 2006.” Faculty Mentor: Dr. Elizabeth G. Malcolm, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences.

Ms. Bree M. Strain ‘08 with Matthew C. Richardson and Elizabeth G. Malcolm, “Can Sea-salt Aerosols Serve as a Sink for Gaseous mercury?” Poster presented at the Virginia Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting in Hampton, Virginia, May 2008. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Elizabeth G. Malcolm, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences.

Ms. Lan M. Tran with Heaven L. Meinnert, Elizabeth. G. Malcolm, Maynard H. Schaus, and Margaret L. Reese, “Mercury and Nutrients in Runoff from Vegetated Green Roofs.” Poster presented at the International Mercury Expo in Williamsburg, Virginia, April 2010. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Elizabeth G. Malcolm, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences.

Ms. Lan M. Tran with John N. Maravich, Elizabeth G. Malcolm, Maynard H. Schaus, and Margaret L. Reese, “Effectiveness of Amendments in Reducing the Release of Nutrients and Mercury from Green Roofs.” Poster presented at the Virginia Water Research Conference, Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia, October 2009. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Elizabeth G. Malcolm, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences.

English

Ms. Kyle Austin ‘14, “Introspective Art Poetry.” Original poetry presented at the conference of Sigma Tau Delta at Shepherd University in West Virginia, October 2012. Faculty Mentor: Professor Vivian Teter, Department of English.

Ms. Jessica Landry '13, “Christian Perspective on Ecology and Susan Cooper’s Natural Theology.” Paper presented at Under Western Skies 2 in Calgary, Alberta, October 2012. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Joshua Weinstein, Department of English.

Foreign Languages

Ms. Tanya Puccio ‘15, “Translating the Culture of the Inca: The Case of the Words that Hide Worlds.” Paper presented at the Virginia Humanities Conference in Newport News, VA, March 2013. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Diana Risk, Department of Foreign Languages (Spanish).

History

Ms. Morgan Piero ‘15, “Women in World War II Germany: Lack of Preparation, Strive for Normalcy, and Desensitization.” Paper presented at Virginia’s annual Phi Alpha Theta conference, Newport News, VA, March 2013, Faculty Mentor: Dr. Sara Sewell, Department of History.

Ms. Adrienne Ribbey ‘14, “King James VI of Scotland and the Scottish Witch Prosecutions of the Late 16th Century." Paper presented at Virginia’s annual Phi Alpha Theta conference, Newport News, VA, March 2013, Faculty Mentor: Dr. Clayton Drees, Department of History.

Ms. Julie Spivey '14, “Women’s and Children’s Education during the French Revolution.” Paper presented at Virginia’s annual Phi Alpha Theta conference, Newport News, VA, March 2013, Faculty Mentor: Dr. Sara Sewell, Department of History.

Bethany Bayles ‘12, “Language in the Salem Witch Trials.” Paper presented at the Virginia annual Phi Alpha Theta conference, March 2012.  Faculty Mentor: Dr. Richard Bond.

Bethany Bayles ‘12, “Torture and the European Witch-hunt: A Society Geared for Violence.” Paper presented at the Virginia annual Phi Alpha Theta conference, March 2011. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Clayton Drees

Jennifer Brown ‘12, “An Examination of the Gendered Relationships between Matron Hannah Ropes and the Men of the Union Hotel Hospital in Georgetown, June 1862 to January 1863.” Paper presented at the Virginia annual Phi Alpha Theta conference, March 2012.

Christine Dawe ‘12, “The Many Images of Joan of Arc: Sait, Cross-dresser, Hero.” Paper presented at the Virginia annual Phi Alpha Theta conference, March 2012. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Clayton Drees

Rebecca Driscoll ‘11, “Mothers, Moral Compasses and Sisters to the Nation: Traditional and Radical Arguments Against the Contagious Diseases Acts, 1864-1886.” Paper presented at the Virginia annual Phi Alpha Theta conference, March 2011. Faculty Mentors: Dr. Sara Sewell

Ksera Dyette ‘11, “Male Rape – Undeniably Under-reported: An Historical Account of the Patriarchal Influence on the Masculine Ideal.” Paper presented at the Virginia annual Phi Alpha Theta conference, March 2011.

Michele Kelly ‘12, “The Army of Whom? An Investigation of the Growth of the Army of God and of Radicalism, Terrorism and Violence in American History.” Paper presented at the Virginia annual Phi Alpha Theta conference, March 2011.

John Maravich ‘11, “The Empirical Imperium: Science and Empire in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century United States.” Paper presented at the Virginia annual Phi Alpha Theta conference, March 2011.

 

Mathematics & Computer Science

Mr. Michael Corder ‘15, “Mathematics Computations of Gram Matrices in Super Lie Algebras.” Paper presented at the Mercer University Undergraduate Research in Mathematics Conference, Atlanta, GA, February 2013.  Faculty Mentor: Dr. Audrey Malagon, Department of Mathematics.

Ms. Samantha Porter with Victoria Brynildsen, Kristen Dodds, Ivy Ozmon, Michelle Rowe, Tara Redding, Elizabeth G. Malcolm, Maynard H. Schaus, and Margaret L. Reese, “Moving towards a Sustainable Campus: Design of a Green Roof Monitoring Experiment.”  Poster presented at the EPA Sustainable Design Expo in Washington D.C., May 2006.” Faculty Mentor: Dr. Margaret Reese, Department of Mathematics.

Political Science

Ms. Carissa Chantiles '13, “Political Gender Quotas and Substantive Equality: Do Quotas Really Matter?” Paper presented at the Saint Louis University Gender and Politics Conference in St. Louis, Missouri, April 2013. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Aubrey Westfall, Department of Political Science.

Psychology

Mr. Anderson Brown ‘13, “Gender Differences and Attitudes towards the Military.”  Paper presented at the Conference of the Virginia Psychological Association in Richmond, VA, April  2013. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Taryn Myers, Department of Psychology.

Mr. Randy Rice ‘13, “The Effects of Social Norm Perception on Perceived Sexual Deviancy.” Paper presented at the Conference of the Virginia Psychological Association in Richmond, VA, April  2013. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Taryn Myers, Department of Psychology.

Sociology

Ms. Tiffany Brown ‘10, "Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are: Gender Identity and College." Paper presented at the Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas, October, 2009. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kathy Stolley, Department of Sociology.

Ms. Ashley Buck ‘10, Mallori King, and Kathy S. Stolley, “Shelter-Behind the Scenes: Unveiling the Stereotypes on a College Campus.” Paper presented at the Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas, October 2009. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kathy Stolley, Department of Sociology.

Ms. Jessica Gonzalez ‘11 and Richard Robertson, "First Year Student HIV/AIDS Awareness." Paper presented at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research in Ithaca, NY, March, 2011. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kathy Stolley, Department of Sociology.

Ms. Kathleen Kern ‘10, "Pan-Hellenic Women and Release Figures: How Sorority Women Think a New Method of Recruitment Will Impact Their Organizations." Paper presented at the Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas, October, 2009. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kathy Stolley, Department of Sociology.

Ms. Kathleen Kern ‘10, Diane E. Hotaling, and Kathy Stolley, “Student Outreach Coordinators: Showcasing the Potential for Change when Classroom and Community Intersect.” Paper presented at the Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas, October, 2009. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kathy Stolley, Department of Sociology.

Ms. Mallori King ‘10, Ashley Buck,  and Kathy S. Stolley, “Shelter-Behind the Scenes: Unveiling the Stereotypes on a College Campus.” Paper presented at the Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas, October 2009. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kathy Stolley, Department of Sociology.

Ms. Felecia Kiser, Kathy S. Stolley, Diane E. Hotaling, and Nuni Rae, “An On-Campus Homeless Shelter: Applied Sociology and Community Service in Action.” Paper presented at the American Sociological Association in New York, August 2007. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kathy Stolley, Department of Sociology.

Ms. Nuni Rae, Felecia Kiser, Kathy S. Stolley, and Diane E. Hotaling, “An On-Campus Homeless Shelter,” Applied Sociology and Community Service in Action.”  Paper presented at the American Sociological Association in New York, August 2007. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kathy Stolley, Department of Sociology.

Mr. Richard Robertson ‘11 and Jessica Gonzalez, "First Year Student HIV/AIDS Awareness." Paper presented at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research in Ithaca, NY: March, 2011. Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kathy Stolley, Department of Sociology.

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