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2013-2014 Projects

SELECT, projects.title, projects.department_id, projects.student_name, x_hrd.x_hrd_description FROM projects LEFT JOIN datatel.x_hrd ON projects.department_id = x_hrd.x_hrd_dept_id WHERE academic_year = '2013-2014' AND pub_only NOT LIKE 'Y' ORDER BY x_hrd.x_hrd_description, projects.title


A Scanning Electron Microscopy Survey of the External Morphology of Cosmetid Harvestmen
Student(s): Andrea Rodriguez '14

An Investigation of Factors Influencing Nutrient Excretion in Betta splendens
Student(s): Lisa Murray '14

Comparative Study of the external morphology of Stygnomma fuhrmanni & Ethobunus albitrochanteris
Student(s): Stacey Sank '14

Integument and Sensory Structures on the legs of zalmoxid harvestmen (Panopiliops reimoseri)
Student(s): Candice Carey '15

Interspecific Variation in Ovipositor Morphology Among Cosmetid Harvestmen
Student(s): Eric Walker '14

Ovipositor Morphology of Cosmetid (Arachnida, Opilliones, Laniatores): A New Source of Informative Characters
Student(s): Eric Walker '14

Ovipositor Morphology of Four Species of Harvestmen (Glysterus sp., Stygnomma fuhrmani, Stygnoplus clavotibialis, Vima intermedia)
Student(s): Melinda Bertram '15

SEM imaging of fungal colonies in-situ: a comparison of substrates and growth conditions
Student(s): Tanya Puccio '15

SEM Investigation of the Microanatomy of a Common Harvestmen from Virginia
Student(s): Hunter Melius '15

Ultrastructure study of spicules in the nudibranch Doriopsilla pharpa (Marcus, 1961) and its sponge prey Cliona celata Grant 1826
Student(s): Andrea Rodriguez '14

Wolbachia Infection in a Local Species of the Common Fruit Fly, Drosophila melanogaster
Student(s): Amanda Hyre '14


Characterization of Hot Filament vs. Plasma-Assisted CVD for Preparation of Nanodiamond SNS Stripping Foils
Student(s): Darren Driscoll '14

EDS-based Investigation of the Elemental Composition of the Exoskeleton of A Harvestmen
Student(s): Alison Washington '15

Polyelectrolyte Multilayer Films: UV-visible Studies of Methylene Blue Loading and Rates of Release
Student(s): Alison Washington '15

Polyelectrolyte Multilayer Films: UV-visible Studies of Methylene Blue Loading and Rates of Release
Student(s): Alison Washington '15

Purification of a heat-stable alcohol dehydrogenase from Thermoanaerobacter pseudethanolicus
Student(s): Nicolletta Cuthbert '14


A Current Look at College Newspaper Content from Various Collegiate Environments
Student(s): Thomas Mills '15

Computer Science

A GUI Project on Baseball Scorebook and Outcome
Student(s): Kevin Jeff '14

An Online Tool for Choose Your Own Adventure
Student(s): Regina Barner '14

Application of Procedural Generation as a Training Tool
Student(s): James Duffy '14

Can Retail go Mobile?
Student(s): Wes Davis '14

Earth and Environmental Sciences

Determining the Efficacy of Soil Solarization and Mustard Seed Meal Treatments for Soil-borne Pest Control in Virginia Annual Plasticulture Strawberry Production
Student(s): Mikel Conway '14

Alternative Methods of Heavy Mineral Identification Using SEM/EDS
Student(s): Benjamin Bowes '14

Heterogeneity of Aerosols from Pleasure House Point, Virginia Beach, Virginia
Student(s): Andrew Simerson '14

SEM Analysis of Samples from the Aquia Formation Outcrop in King George County, Virginia
Student(s): Lewis Myers '14


Catherine of Aragon and Normative Gender Roles in Tudor England
Student(s): Natasha Bugey

Charles and Ray Eames Create Stylish Plywood: Plyformed Chairs and Their Relation to Suburban Consumers, 1941-1959
Student(s): Cory M. Reeves '14

From the Social to the Political: Noblewomen’s Roles in the Henrician Court through the Life of Lady Rochford
Student(s): Julie Spivey

Malcolm X: Made by the Media, 1960-1965
Student(s): Shea Baldwin '14

Out of the Closet: Viewing Deviancy through another Perspective by Examining Films in the 1950s and 1960s
Student(s): Benjamin Freiler '14

The New York Times and the Building of a Modern Metropolis through the New York Yankees
Student(s): Jimmy Bowman '13


The New Mastermind
Student(s): Samantha Eanes '15, Tyler Chang, & Tom Simmons '16

Political Science

Participating: The Relationship between Citizenship and Civic Engagement.
Student(s): Hannah Blanco '16

Subtle Messages: The Impact of Media on Support for Access to Abortion
Student(s): Alexis Turner-Lafving '16


Sexual Self-esteem: A much needed measure
Student(s): Rebecca Bozora '14


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