Scholarship Sewanee

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Scholarship Sewanee, the university’s annual celebration of student scholarship, research, and creativity. The event this year will start at 4:30 pm on Thursday, April 25 and continue through 5:00 pm on Friday, April 26.

Scholarship Sewanee began in 1994 as “Scientific Sewanee,” a half-day poster session held at the end of the spring semester. In its early years, approximately 40 posters affiliated with the sciences were on display. Scholarship Sewanee 2019 will feature 105 posters and 53 oral presentations representing biology, physics, chemistry, earth and environmental systems, psychology, politics, economics, English, history, visual arts, and more, throughout the day on Friday, April 26. Breakout sessions will run from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm and the poster session will last from 2:30 to 5:00.  

On Thursday, April 25, at 4:30 pm in Gailor Auditorium, Dr. Erika Milam, the Scholarship Sewanee 25th anniversary speaker, will discuss "The Hunt for Human Nature in Cold War America," an examination of the role of violence and war in the human species. Dr. Milam is a professor of history at Princeton who specializes in the history of the modern life sciences, including the ways in which scientists have used animals as models for human behavior.‌ Milam's first book, Looking for a Few Good Males: Female Choice in Evolutionary Biology, explored the history of evolutionary theory and the connections between biological investigations of reproductive and courtship behavior in animals and humans, from Charles Darwin in the mid-19th century to sociobiology in the 1970s. Her much anticipated new book, Creatures of Cain: the Hunt for Human Nature in Cold War America, charts the controversy over instinctual aggression in defining human nature in the 1960s and '70s and cultures of masculinity in the sciences. At a reception following her lecture, Dr. Milam will be signing copies of her new book. 

The McCrady lecturer will be Dr. Ramesh Srinivasan, an associate professor in the UCLA Information Studies and DesignMedia Arts departments. He is the founder of the UC-wide Digital Cultures Lab, exploring the meaning of technology worldwide as it spreads to the far reaches of our world. He is also the author of two books: Whose Global Village? Rethinking How Technology Impacts Our World and After the Internet (with Adam Fish). Dr. Srinivasan's presentation will be at 1:00 in Blackman Auditorium on Friday, April 26. He will be speaking on "The Internet of Tomorrow: Stories from Beyond the Valley." This talk will be a sneak preview of some material from Srinivasan's upcoming third book, Beyond the Valley: How Innovators around the World are Overcoming Inequality and Creating the Technologies of Tomorrow, which is built upon research conducted with leading figures in politics, economics, and culture from across the world. At a reception following his lecture, Dr. Srinivasan will be signing books. 

There are other events during the week of April 22 related to student scholarship and creative endeavors. On April 23-25, you are invited to attend the Sewanee Festival of Speaking and Listening, which will showcase student speakers from across the university engaging in topics of political legal, social, scientific, cultural, professional and rhetorical significance. In addition, the senior Art Majors exhibition will be on display at the University Art Gallery starting on April 19, with the opening reception at 4:30 pm that day. The exhibition is entitled, "Reclamation” and features the work of Ivey Dahlstrom, Violet Hoagland, Barton Perkins, and Brianna Young.

 2019 Scholarship Sewanee Schedule 

Thursday, April 25 

 Scholarship Sewanee 25th Anniversary Speaker

4:30 pm Gailor Auditorium

Dr. Erika Milam, Princeton University

"The Hunt for Human Nature in Cold War America"

(Reception and book signing to follow)

 Friday, April 26

Session A Earth and Environmental Systems (Spencer Hall 172)

 8:00 am  Bats on the Domain: Where Do They Like to Forage in Our Forest?  Caroline Crews

Mentors: Dr. Ken Smith (Department of Earth and Environmental Systems), Dr. Amy Turner (Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability), and Kevin Fouts (Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability)

 8:30 am The Effect of Socioeconomic Standing on Food Mile Consumption in  Charlotte, North Carolina Josephine Hardin

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Russell Fielding (Department of Earth and Environmental Systems)

 9:00 am  Getting the Gold

Komal Kunwar

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Russell Fielding (Department of Earth and Environmental Systems)

9:30 am  A Look Across the Country: An Analysis of Urban Green Space in Mid-Size Cities in the United States

Benjamin Ellis

Faculty Mentors: Dr. Keri Watson (Department of Earth and Environmental Systems), Dr. Christopher Van de Ven (Department of Earth and Environmental Systems), and Dr. JoyAnna Hopper (Department of Politics)

 

Session B Economics (Spencer Hall 164)

 8:00 am  The Effects of College Major on Unemployment Lucas DeSantis

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Marc St-Pierre (Department of Economics)

 8:30 am  Immigration: Destinations and Incentives Merrick Brown

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Marc St-Pierre (Department of Economics)

 9:00 am  The County-Level Economic Effects of Hydroelectric Dams in California, 1990-2012 Wint Thu

Faculty Mentors: Dr. Katherine Theyson (Department of Economics), Dr. Aaron Elrod (Department of Economics), and Dr. Chris Van de Ven (Department of Earth and Environmental Systems)

 9:30 am  The Relationship between an MBA and Job Satisfaction Luke Cleveland Faculty Mentor: Dr. Marc St-Pierre (Department of Economics)

 

Session C English, Medieval Studies, & International and Global Studies (Spencer Hall 151)

 8:00 am  Defying the Odds: The Unlikely Success Story of Edmonia Lewis and how Louisa May Alcott Amplified the Voices of 19th-Century Female Artists

Sarah Hughes

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Virginia Craighill (Department of English)

 8:30 am  The Threatened Community: Modernization as an Isolating Force in E.T.A. Hoffmann's Der Sandmann, Gottfried Keller's Romeo und Julia auf dem Dorfe, and Gerhart Hauptmann's Bahnwärter Thiel  Elizabeth Cornelius

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Richard Apgar (Department of German and German Studies)

9:00 am  Forming Sovereignty in the Ylias of Joseph of Exeter Ford Peay

Faculty Mentors: Dr. Christopher McDonough (Department of Classics) and Dr. Matthew Irvin (Department of English)

9:30 am The Importance of Georgia and Azerbaijan in Current and Emerging Trans-Caspian Economic Trade Philip Yonge

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Yuliya Ladygina (Department of Russian)

   

Session D Politics (Spencer Hall 262)

8:00 am  Abortion Policy Liberalization in Uganda: Perspectives from Women's Rights Advocates Emma Chinn

Faculty Mentors: Dr. Paige Schneider (Department of Politics) and Dr. Amy Patterson (Department of Politics)

 8:30 am  “Never Mind that One—He Is Just ‘Mad’”: Issue Frames and Mental Health Policy Gaps in Ghana Livia Karoui 

Faculty Mentor: Dr Amy Patterson (Department of Politics)

 9:00 am  Effects of Framing on the Overall Success of Diaper Banks and Programs Kelsey Arbuckle

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Joyanna Hopper (Department of Politics)

 9:30 am  Title IX: What Do Higher Sexual Assault Rates Mean? Kaylei Goodine Faculty Mentor: Dr. Carrie Skulley (Department of Politics)

 

Session E Biology  (Blackman Auditorium)

 8:00  Host Chaperone Protein Inhibitor MKT-077 Decreases Mouse Hepatitis Virus Infectivity Thomas Shaifer Jones  

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Everett Clint Smith (Department of Biology)

 8:30  Do Relationships Between Temperature and Behavior Affect Intra-Species Interactions in Lungless Salamanders? Ansley E. Murphy 

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kristen K. Cecala (Department of Biology)

9:00  Interference Competition Regulates Asymmetrical Interactions Among Headwater Stream Vertebrates Eli Walker

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kristin Cecala (Department of Biology)

 

Session F Senior Art Majors (Convocation Hall)

9:00 am  For Walls Ivey Dahlstrom

Faculty Mentor: Pradip Malde (Department of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies)

9:30 am  What’s Left Behind Violet Lee Hoagland

Faculty Mentors: Pradip Malde (Department of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies), Jessica Wohl (Department of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies), and Greg Pond (Department of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies)

10:00 am  Cheerful Nightmares Barton Perkins 

Faculty Mentors: Pradip Malde (Department of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies), Jessica Wohl (Department of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies), and Greg Pond (Department of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies) 

10:30 am  Would You Like to Play a Game? Brianna Young  

Faculty Mentors: Pradip Malde (Department of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies), Jessica Wohl (Department of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies), and Greg Pond (Department of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies)

  

Session G Earth and Environmental Systems (Spencer Hall 172)

10:15 am  Making Food Hubs Competitive Businesses Meg Legro

Faculty Mentors: Dr. Keri Watson (Department of Earth and Environmental Systems) and Dr. JoyAnna Hopper (Department of Politics) 

10:45 am  Longitudinal Variation of Environmental Impacts Related to Rock-Climbing Thomas Chapman

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Russell Fielding (Department of Earth and Environmental Systems) 

11:15 am  What Are the Predictions and Perceptions Related to the Effects of Climate Change on Appalachian Farmers in Tennessee? Mary Elizabeth Benton Faculty Mentors: Dr. Kristen K. Cecala (Department of Biology) and Dr. Michael Coffey (Department of Physics and Astronomy) 

11:45 am  Place Making, Identity Building: Rites of Passage for the College Student Chris Hornsby

Faculty Mentors: Dr. Sid Brown (Department of Religious Studies) and Dr. Celeste Ray (Department of Anthropology)

  

Session H Women and Gender Studies & Humanities (Spencer Hall 262) 

10:15 am  International Women’s Rights on a National Level: The Role of International Women’s Human Rights in Indian Supreme Court Cases Alexa Sinha Faculty Mentors: Dr. Paige Schneider (Department of Politics) and Dr. Andrea Mansker (Department of History) 

10:45 am  Hook-Up Culture: What Can College Students’ Decisions Regarding Casual Sex Tell Us? Kaylei Goodine

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Terri Fisher (Department of Psychology) 

11:15 am  The Representations Project Mandy Moe Pwint Tu

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Derek Ettensohn

 

Session I Religious Studies (Spencer Hall 164) 

10:15  Marriage Restrictions of the Episcopal Church during the Eugenics Movement Mary Ellen Fagan

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kati Curts (Department of Religious Studies) 

10:45  Medical Practice and Religion: A Case Study in African American Folk Medicine Jarrod Marable

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kati Curts (Department of Religious Studies) 

11:15  Oceans Apart?: A Case Study of Transnational Religion in Zanzibar and America Emily Badgett

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kati Curts (Department of Religious Studies) 

11:45  Performative Revolution: War Reenactment as Religious Ritual Eva Bogino Faculty Mentor: Kati Curts (Department of Religious Studies)

  

Session J Economics & Math (Spencer Hall 151) 

11:15 am  The Impact of Freedom of Press on Investment Lucille Conrad Faculty Mentor: Dr. Katherine Theyson (Department of Economics) 

11:45 am  How the Sentiment of Text Changes During Translation Sydney Masterson

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Matthew Rudd (Department of Mathematics) 

 

McCrady Lecture 1:00 pm Blackman Auditorium 

Dr. Ramesh Srinivasan, University of California, Los Angeles

"The Internet of Tomorrow: Stories from Beyond the Valley" 

(Reception and book signing to follow) 

 

Session K Art, Art History, and Visual Studies & International and Global Studies (Spencer Hall 151) 

2:30 pm  The Ordeal by Roses: Western Imagery in Portraits of Yukio Mishima Viktoriia Malik

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Alison Miller (Department of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies)

3:00 pm  Yves Klein: Man, Myth, and Dichotomous Legend Miller Dew

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jeffrey Thompson (Department of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies) 

3:30 pm Palestinian Exile and Global Place in Ghassan Kanafani’s Fiction Fleming Smith

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Derek Ettensohn (Department of English) 

 

Session L  Earth and Environmental Systems (Spencer Hall 172) 

2:30 pm  The Importance of Religious Beliefs and Social Taboos for Managing Whaling Traditions in St. Vincent and the Grenadines Hannah-Marie Garcia

Faculty Mentors: Dr. Russell Fielding (Department of Earth and Environmental Systems), Dr. Celeste Ray (Department of Anthropology), and Dr. Eric Keen (Department of Earth and Environmental Systems) 

3:00 pm  Microplastic Concentrations in the Liver of a Filter Feeding Whale: Humpback Whale Megaptera novaeangliae Suzanne Skinner

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Russell Fielding (Department of Earth and Environmental System)s

3:30 pm  Well Water Quality in the Keith Springs Mountain Community of Tennessee Isabel Kirby

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Martin Knoll (Department of Earth and Environmental Systems) 

4:00 pm  The Feasibility of a Zero Waste University Valeria Bridgewater Faculty Mentors: Dr. Ken Smith (Department of Earth and Environmental Systems) and Dr. Kristen Cecala (Department of Biology)

 

Session M  English (Spencer Hall 164) 

2:30 pm  Female Artists in the Age of True Womanhood: Balancing Art and Family Lilly Walsh

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Virginia O. Craighill (Department of English) 

3:00 pm  Conceptions of Heroism: J. R. R. Tolkien’s Discussions of Heroism in Anglo-Saxon and Middle English Literature Lillian Carol Hammen

Faculty Mentor: Dr. William Engel (Department of English) 

3:30 pm  Female Hysteria in Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s The Yellow Wallpaper Bonnie Parrott   

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Virginia O. Craighill (Department of English) 

4:00 pm  Rhetorical Strategies of Fanny Fern Georgia Konstam

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Virginia Craighill (Department of English) 

 

Session N History (Spencer Hall 262) 

2:00 pm  Race in Academia: Southern Faculty Members' Proposed Solutions to "the Negro Problem" Thomas Pearson 

Faculty Mentor: Emily Senefeld (Department of History) 

2:30 pm Piercing the Legal Armor of Policy and Precedent: How a Series of Undervalued, World War II-Era Court Cases Paved the Legal Pathway for Brown v. Board of Education Travis Nadalini  

Faculty Mentor: Emily Senefeld (Department of History) 

3:00 pm  Folklore and Fairytales as a Tool for Nation-building in 19th Century Europe Christina Fry

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Harold Goldberg (Department of History) 

3:30 pm  Features of the (New) South: Coal Production as Part of a Vision for Tennessee in the 19th Century William Ross  

Faculty Mentors: Dr. Matthew Mitchell (Department of History) and Kelly Whitmer (Department of History) 

4:00 pm  Boudicca’s Representation During the Jacobean Era Emily Rowcliffe Faculty Mentor: Dr. Matthew Mitchell (Department of History) 

4:30 am  Shaping History: Sarah Hodgson Torian and the University Archives Elizabeth Schwartz 

Faculty Mentors: Emily Senefeld (Department of History) and Dr. Matthew Mitchell (Department of History) 

 

Poster Session Harris Commons (in Spencer Hall)

2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

1. Characterization of Cumberland Plateau Headwater Stream Ecosystems

Anna Kate Foshee and Meredith Sackett

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kristen Cecala (Department of Biology) 

2. How Does the Stress of Encountering Predators During Pregnancy Affect Offspring Behavior?

Anna Kate Foshee and Angela Barbosa

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Katie E. McGhee (Department of Biology) 

3. Modifiers of Polyglutamine-Containing Htt Protein Aggregation in C. Elegans

Hailey Ung, Rhodes Hall, and Emily Green

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Elise A. Kikis (Department of Biology) 

4. Status Survey for the Frecklebelly Madtom in the Pearl River Drainage 

Noah Hood

Faculty Mentor: Matthew Wagner (Mississippi Museum of Natural Science) 

5. The Role of Air Pollution as an Underlying Risk Factor for Neurodegenerative Diseases

Mesgana Dagnachew, Emily Green, and Kayla Howard

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Elise A. Kikis (Department of Biology)

6. The Effect of Exosome Secretions on Cell Movement and Stability

Mesgana Dagnachew

Faculty Mentors: Dr. Merlyn Emmanuel (Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, Vanderbilt University) and Dr. Alissa Weaver (Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, Vanderbilt University) 

7. Humpback Whale Social Calls: Developing Detectors and a Repertoire Catalog

Meredith Sackett

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Eric Keen (Department of Biology) 

8. Investigating a Novel Nucleotidylation Activity in Coronaviruses

Ryan Mahan

Faculty Mentor: Dr. E. Clint Smith (Department of Biology) 

9. Impact of Fluctuating Incubation Regimes and Exposure to Endocrine-Disrupting Pollutants on Genital Differentiation in Hatchling Alligators

Kathryn Wayne

Faculty Mentors: Dr. Brandon Moore (Department of Biology), Dr. Benjamin Parrott (Odum School of Ecology, University of Georgia), and Matthew Hale (Odum School of Ecology, University of Georgia) 

10. The Role of Corticosteroid Receptor Genes in Vulnerability for Substance Use Disorders

Reagan Lamb

Faculty Mentors: Anthony Vaccarro, Hestia M. Moningka, and Dr. Sarah W. Yip (Yale School of Medicine) 

11. Establishing a Baseline for Seasonal Nutrient Dynamics in 10 Cumberland Plateau Streams of Differing Human Impact 

Alex Chennault, Erin Gill, and Wylder McCoy

Faculty Mentors: Dr. Kristen Cecala (Department of Biology) and Dr. Deborah McGrath (Department of Biology)

12. Humpback Whale Feeding Distributions in British Columbia

Katie Hall

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Eric Keen (Department of Biology) 

13. Brequinar Inhibits Coronavirus Replication Through Inhibition of Viral RNA Synthesis

Roger Villatoro and Fletcher North

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Clint Smith (Department of Biology) 

14. JQ1 Regulation of IFNG in Natural Killer Cells

Virginia Farley

Faculty Mentors: Hunter Gibbons (Vanderbilt University School of Medicine),Deborah Mi (University of Tennessee College of Medicine), and Dr. Thomas Aune (University of Tennessee College of Medicine) 

15. Impacts of Restoration Efforts to Combat Water Pollution in Jiangsu Province, China: Observations Downstream

Caroline Wright, Isabel Smith, and Anna Westmoreland

Faculty Mentors: Dr. Scott Wilson (Department of Politics) and Dr. Deborah McGrath (Department of Biology) 

16. Reconstructing the 3D phallus of Crocodylus niloticus

Rachel Francis and Adam Foster

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Brandon C. Moore (Department of Biology) 

17. Using Experimental Evolution to Study the Impact of Promiscuity on Mating and Parenting Behaviors

Lucey Garrett and Madolin Keller

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Matthew Schrader (Department of Biology) 

18. Flooding in Lost Cove 

Lucey Garrett, Sara Thompson, and Ann Robinson

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Keri Watson (Department of Earth and Environmental Systems) 

19. Naturalized Ring-Tailed Lemurs (Lemur catta) Accurately Assess Predation Risk by Avian Predators on St. Catherines Island, Georgia, USA

Sara Thompson and Eli Walker

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kristen Cecala (Department of Biology)

20. Tracking Compositional and Mineralogical Changes Associated with the Blueschist-to-Greenschist Transition in Metabasalts from Mihalıççık, Turkey

Sara Thompson

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Katherine Fornash (Department of Earth and Environmental Systems) 

21. Analysis of Tree Mast in a Tennessee Rockshelter 

Ream Thomas

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Sarah Sherwood (Department of Earth and Environmental Systems) 

22. Metals Analysis in Chattanooga Creek, Chattanooga, Tennessee 

Eleanor Bass, Sarah Burgin, Ashley Fox, Dan Harper, Garrett Lucey, Sophie Morrill, Carter Pettus, Ream Thomas, and Kaylee Pierson 

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Martin Knoll (Department of Earth and Environmental Systems) 

23. Life and Death of a Petroleum Plume on the Cumberland Plateau

Sophie Morrill, Mary Margaret Murdock, and Ryan Stubits

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Martin Knoll (Department of Earth and Environmental Systems) 

24. Environmental Justice in St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Haley Tucker

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Russell Fielding (Department of Earth and Environmental Systems) 

25. University Solar Sustainability in the Southeast

Henry Burns

Faculty Mentors: Dr. Joyanna Hopper (Department of Politics) and Dr. Aaron Elrod (Department of Economics) 

26. An Updated and More Accessible Sewanee Arboretum Map

Talia Greenberg

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Christopher Van de Ven (Department of Earth and Environmental Systems) 

27. Real Estate Comparables in and around Sewanee, Tennessee

Hayden Hunt and Izzy Mulkin

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Scott Torreano (Department of Earth and Environmental Systems) 

28. Microplastics in Waters of the Cumberland Plateau and Vicinity

Kaylee Pierson and Katie Hall

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Martin Knoll (Earth and Environmental Systems) 

29. A Study on the Environmental Impacts of Northeastern Paper Mills

Jack Westlake

Faculty Mentors: Dr. Russell Fielding (Department of Earth and Environmental Systems), Dr. Joyanna Hopper (Department of Politics), and Dr. Kristen Cecala (Department of Biology) 

30. Analysis of Market-Based Policies for Carbon Credit Trading on the Domain

Savannah Williams

Faculty Mentors: Dr. Aaron Elrod (Department of Economics) and Dr. Scott Torreano (Department of Earth and Environmental Systems) 

31. Park Visitation and Income in Atlanta, Georgia

John Keithly

Faculty Mentors: Dr. Keri Watson (Department of Earth and Environmental Systems) and Dr. David Haskell (Department of Biology) 

32. Analyzing the Growth and Health of Urban Forest Trees over 25 Years on the Cumberland Plateau, Tennessee

Thomas Hatling

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Karen Kuers (Department of Earth and Environmental Systems) 

33. Sustainability Arenas: Madison Square Garden

Will Braden

Faculty mentors: Dr. Russell Fielding (Department of Earth and Environmental Systems) and Dr. Kristen K. Cecala (Department of Biology) 

34. Ecosystem Viability and Resilience Potential for Marine and Estuarine Habitats

AustinGuarisco

Faculty Mentors: Dr. Kristen Cecala (Department of Biology) and Dr. Martin Knoll (Department of Earth and Environmental Systems) 

35. Comparison of Small Mammal Population Dynamics on the University of the South’s Domain, 2017-2018.

Eli Walker and Cole Johnson

Mentors: Dr. Amy Turner (Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability) and Dr. Ken Smith (Sewanee Integrated Program for the Environment) 

36. Illite Crystallinity of the Structurally Deformed Raccoon Mountain Formation: Metamorphic Conditions of the Cumberland Overthrust

Sebastian Evans, Ann Robinson, and Madeline Wilson

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Katherine Fornash (Department of Earth and Environmental Systems) 

37. Downstream Activism: Citizen Participation in Water Monitoring

Wint Thu and Jasmine Huang

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Scott Wilson (Department of Politics) 

38. The County-level Economic Effects of Hydroelectric Dams in California, 1969-2012

Wint Thu and Anqi Zhang

Faculty Mentors: Dr. Katherine Theyson (Department of Economics) and Dr. Aaron Elrod (Department of Economics) 

39. Gathering and Comparing pXRF Data from Cuneiform-Inscribed Ceramics

Maxwell Saltman

Faculty Mentors: Dr. Sarah Sherwood (Department of Earth and Environmental Systems) and Dr. Robert Bachman (Department of Chemistry) 

40. Decolonizing the Curriculum: Changing the Direction of American Cartographic Pedagogy

Thomas Lance

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Celeste Ray (Department of Anthropology) 

41. Credit Rating Agencies and the Great Recession

Daniel Molder

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Lucia Dale (Department of Computer Science) 

42. The Effect of the 1996 Softwood Lumber Trade Agreement on the U. S. National Forest Service

Alexander Trovillion, Paul Mueller, and Nathan Wegman

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Marc St-Pierre (Department of Economics) 

43. The Impact of Income on Marriage for Young Adults

Elliott Allan, Cole Hanks, and Sam Kern

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Katherine Theyson (Department of Economics) 

44. Sports Franchises Impact on Their Host City’s Economy

Chris Kelemen and Sam Shaw

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Marc St-Pierre (Department of Economics) 

45. The Impact of SEC, BIG 12, and PAC 10 College Football Team Wins and Their Revenue Stream

Jack Spencer and Hunter Buescher

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Marc St-Pierre (Department of Economics) 

46. The Effects of State Level GDP and Income per Capita on Carbon Emissions in the United States

Daniel Armagh, Wesley Christian, and Chris Howe

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Katherine Theyson (Department of Economics) 

47. The Effects of College Major on Wage Levels

Joey Calcagno, Lucas DeSantis, and JoJo Matlock

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Marc St-Pierre (Department of Economics) 

48. Education Levels and Property Crime: A County-by-County Study

Megan Sweeting, Nathaniel Schlesinger, and Cole Porter

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Katherine Theyson (Department of Economics) 

49. The Effects of North Korean Missile Launches on the U.S. Financial Market

Jack Carter, Analisa Stratienko, and Patrick Wheeler

Faculty Mentors: Dr. Marc St-Pierre (Department of Economics) and Dr. Katherine Theyson (Department of Economics) 

50. Mega Risk for a Mega Event: Tangible Benefits Associated with Hosting the Olympic Games

Thomas Lynde and Robin Moriarity

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Marc St-Pierre (Department of Economics) 

51. The Value of an MBA: An Economic Investigation

Matthew Juel, Luke Cleveland, and Hunter Creech

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Marc St-Pierre (Department of Economics) 

52. Using the Yield Curve as a Predictor for Recessions: A Cross-Country Analysis

Jeremy Benner and William Pratt

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Marc St-Pierre (Department of Economics) 

53. Gentrification in Western North Carolina

Genevieve Scully

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Katherine Theyson (Department of Economics) 

54. The Effect of a Free Agent’s Previous Year Performance on Next Year’s Salary

Bryce Benedict, Andrew Naspinski, and Josh Roberts

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Marc St-Pierre (Department of Economics) 

55. The Impact of Travel on National Basketball Association Wins

Cam Crawford, John Muller, Jerrin Spencer, and Cam Caldwell

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Katherine Theyson (Department of Economics) 

56. The Effect of Female Representation on Corporate Boards of Directors on Firm Profitability

John Harris and Benjamin Murray

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Marc St-Pierre (Department of Economics) 

57. Role of Hockey Fights in Impacting Game Momentum

Ian Marr, Jackson Sharp, and Bredt Stockwell

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Marc St-Pierre (Department of Economics) 

58. The Effect of Government Health Expenditure on Life Expectancy in Developing Countries

Elizabeth Douthat, Owen Lovell, and George Hite

Faculty Mentor: Katherine Theyson (Department of Economics) 

59. Freedom of the Press and Currency Value

Hannah Habit and Lucille Conrad

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Katherine Theyson (Department of Economics) 

60. The Effects of Immigration on Earnings

Merrick Brown and Jack Robinson

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Marc St-Pierre (Department of Economics) 

61. The Effects of Winning Percentage on Home Attendance in the National Football League

Jake Crabtree, Jake Niedosik, and Grant Gilmore

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Katherine Theyson (Department of Economics) 

62. Wealth Gap: The Disparities between Black and White

Ji’Nae Washington and Codell Craddock

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Katherine Theyson (Department of Economics) 

63. The Economic, Socioeconomic-Demographic, and Deterrent Determinants of Property Crime: An Income Inequality Focus

Ethan L. Higgins, Connor M. Trahan, and Huizhong Tang

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Marc St-Pierre (Department of Economics) 

64. Cigarette Taxation and Consumption: A State-Level Analysis

Nathan Cobb and Adrian Tiric

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Marc St-Pierre (Department of Economics) 

65. All Stars Twinkle, but Some Vary

Adrian Tiric

Faculty Mentors: Dr. Eugenii Donev (Department of Physics and Astronomy) and Dr. Doug Durig (Department of Physics and Astronomy)

66. Lock in Detection 

Hank Norton

Faculty Mentors: Dr. Randolph Peterson (Department of Physics and Astronomy) and Dr. Eugenii Donev (Department of Physics and Astronomy) 

67. Sensing using Surface Plasmons

David Kerrigan

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Eugenii Donev (Department of Physics and Astronomy)

68. Alpha Particle Spectroscopy

Chris Lotz

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Randolph Peterson (Department of Physics and Astronomy) 

69. Probing Hyperfine Transitions in Gaseous Rb with Doppler-Free Spectroscopy

Tristan Carlson

Faculty Mentors: Dr. Eugenii Donev (Department of Physics and Astronomy) and Dr. Randolph Peterson (Department of Physics and Astronomy) 

70. Chaos in Chua’s Circuit

Bryan Walker

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Randolph Peterson (Department of Physics and Astronomy) 

71. Magnetic Effects on Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Properties

Jean Manirakiza

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Randolph Peterson (Department of Physics and Astronomy) 

72. The Fabrication and Study of Mono- and Multi-layer Graphene

John Clements

Faculty Mentors: Dr. Randolph Peterson (Department of Physics and Astronomy) and Dr. Eugenii Donev (Department of Physics and Astronomy) 

73. Interference Nanolithography for Raman Signal Enhancement

Matthew Donaldson

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Eugenii Donev (Department of Physics and Astronomy) 

74. Raman Microscopy of Archeological, Geological, and Extraterrestrial Samples

Alexandra Carr

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Eugenii Donev (Department of Physics and Astronomy) 

75. Quantum Optics and the Nature of Light

Ashraful Haque and Alaa Adel Abdelhamid

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Eugenii U Donev (Department of Physics and Astronomy) 

76. PID Algorithmic Control of Temperature to Examine the Phase Changing Properties of Vanadium Dioxide

Jarrod Irwin

Faculty Mentors: Dr. Eugenii Donev (Department of Physics and Astronomy) and Dr. Randolph Peterson (Department of Physics and Astronomy) 

77. Synthesis and Catalysis via Amide Dehydrogration of Ru(II)-bpy Complexes

Samantha Bourgeois and Mena Kerrison

Faculty Mentors: Dr. Evan Joslin (Department of Chemistry) and Dr. Robert Bachman (Department of Chemistry) 

78. Synthesis and Characterization of Modified Carbon Quantum Dots

Qinge Ye and Logan M. Brammer

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Deon T. Miles (Department of Chemistry) 

79. Synthesis of New Ligands and Complexes for Platinum-Based Anti-Cancer Drugs

Sarah Board, Isabel Smith, YaDi Huo, and Sarah Hertlein

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Robert Bachman (Department of Chemistry) 

70. The Synthesis and Characterization of Platinum Complexes with Potential Anticancer Activity

Kendall Wills and Owen Zalesak

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Robert Bachman (Department of Chemistry)  

81. Synthesis and Metalation of an Organic-Inorganic Conjugated Dye Ligand for Solar Harvesting

Jackson Smith, Wilson Lewis, Gayle Manacsa, and Aaron Evans

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Robert Bachman (Department of Chemistry) 

82. Bipyridine Platinum(II) Complexes Form Non-Covalent Interactions in Solution, Which Appear to Cause Both Aggregation Polymorphic Phase Changes

Jessica Zahn

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Robert E. Bachman (Department of Chemistry) 

83. A New Approach to Multivariate Data Visualization for Fantasy Football

Matthew Holcomb

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Julie Garai (Department of Mathematics) 

84. Is Chicago’s Strategic Subject List the New Minority Report? 

Charles Stehno

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Lucia K. Dale (Department of Statistics) 

85. A Trend in Religious Justification

James Murray

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kati Curts (Department of Religious Studies) 

86. Yale Clinical Optimization Services: Assessments for Enhanced Patient and Physician/Provider Experience

Megan Upperman

Mentors: Troy Brown, Paul Votto, and Dr. Babar Khokar (Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut) 

87. Emotion Primes Influence Moral Decision Making

Andrew Dyar and Adriana Hibarra

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Brandy Tiernan (Department of Psychology and Department of Neuroscience) 

88. Optimizing Conditioned Place Preference for Oxycodone

Kathryn Probasco and Andrew Minor

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Katherine M. Cammack (Department of Psychology and Department of Neuroscience) 

89. Gender Differences in Eating Awareness and Body Image

Kathryn Probasco, Suxin Chen, Chandler Davenport, and Peyton Parent

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Terri Fisher (Department of Psychology) 

90. The Relationship Between Greek Life and Gender Stereotypes

Gracen Kelly, Maggie Morris, Abbie Warr, and Samuel Walker

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Terri Fisher (Department of Psychology) 

91. More than Just a Co-op: Discovering Community Connections

Susie Oliver and Natalie Javadi

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Karen Yu (Department of Psychology) 

92. Infant Happiness Predicts Childhood IQ and Adult Educational Attainment

Hannah Faulkner and Olivia Bailey

Faculty Mentors: Dr. S. Katherine Nelson-Coffey ((Department of Psychology) and Dr. John Coffey (Department of Psychology) 

93. Attachment Security and Sources of Meaning in Life

Sarah Stackhouse

Faculty Mentor: Dr. John Coffey (Department of Psychology) 

94. Updating a Test of Preschool Emotion Knowledge

Ashlin Ondrusek

Faculty Mentors: Dr. John Coffey (Department of Psychology) and Dr. Craig Bailey (Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence) 

95. “You Can’t Sit with Us”: Gratitude Buffers the Effects of Social Exclusion 

Claire Johnson, Mary Gray Stolz, Sarah Stackhouse, and Hannah Faulkner

Faculty Mentors: Dr. John K. Coffey (Department of Psychology) and Dr. S. Katherine Nelson-Coffey (Department of Psychology) 

96. Size Matters: Lessons from Sex Research on Stereotype Threat

Kaylei Goodine and Timothy Mergler

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Terri Fisher (Department of Psychology) 

97. To Have Sex or Not To: The Question of Priming in Student’s Sexual Decision-Making 

Kaylei Goodine

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Terri Fisher (Department of Psychology) 

98. Slut-Shaming: Examining the New Forms of Sexual Double Standards 

Kaylei Goodine

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Terri Fisher (Department of Psychology)