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2021
Friday, May 21st
8:30 AM

Analysis of Caveolin-1 Expression and Interaction with Human Follicle Stimulating Hormone Receptor in Lipid Rafts

Joseph Bott, Union College - Schenectady, NY

8:30 AM

Cancer's Waltz with War: War Leading Cancer Research One Step Forward Two Steps Back

Rachel Eisenberg, Union College - Schenectady, NY

8:30 AM

Essential Role of Lysine 375 on an S. Commune metacaspase

Zhiming Jin, Union College - Schenectady, NY

8:30 AM

Identifying Small Organic Compounds that Induce an Alternative Structure in Precursor miRNA-92b

Sophie Hurwitz, Union College - Schenectady, NY

8:30 AM

Improving Contraception and Fertility Treatments Through Identification of Proteins Proximal to the human FSH Receptor

Andrew Giordano, Union College - Schenectady, NY

8:30 AM

The Role of FSH in Osteoporosis & Ensuing Susceptibility to Fractures

Kenza Mourji, Union College - Schenectady, NY

8:30 AM

8:45 AM

Quantification of Embryonic Body Flexures

Julia Nicolescu, Union College - Schenectady, NY

8:45 AM

9:00 AM

Corneal Mapping and the Ecological Role of Vision in Toe Biters

Ava Russell, Union College - Schenectady, NY

9:00 AM

Effects of non-homeostatic feeding circuits on the long term efficacy of bariatric surgery

Cameron Cyr, Union College - Schenectady, NY

9:00 AM

Frog Magic: The Physiological Actions of Bioactive Peptides Secreted by Phyllomedusa bicolor and their Association with Hunting Magic in South America

Lydia Hogan, Union College - Schenectady, NY

9:00 AM

Smooth Muscle Differentiation Controls Spiraling in the Intestine of L. erinacea

Christian Mastroianni, Union College - Schenectady, NY

9:00 AM

The Role of Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms Causing a Dysregulation of the HPA Axis on the Incidence of Depression

Elsa Bechu, Union College - Schenectady, NY

9:00 AM

9:15 AM

Measuring Concentrations of Acrylamide in Brewed Coffee

Amber Birt, Union College - Schenectady, NY
Emily Andrews, Union College - Schenectady, NY
Joanne D. Kehlbeck, Union College - Schenectady, NY
Laura A. MacManus-Spencer, Union College - Schenectady, NY

9:15 AM

Synthesis and Characterization of Peptoids and their Self-Assembly into Higher Ordered Nanosheet

Serena Tanzer, Union College - Schenectady, NY

9:15 AM

9:45 AM

Political Propaganda in Coinage in the Age of Augustus

Juliana Ketting, Union College - Schenectady, NY

9:45 AM

10:00 AM

Athletic Recovery Device

Ryan Bosanko, Union College - Schenectady, NY
Herschel Norwitz, Union College - Schenectady, NY
Amanda Ashmen, Union College - Schenectady, NY

10:00 AM

Instrument Landing System for Remote-control Planes

Lu Zhang, Union College - Schenectady, NY

10:00 AM

Internet of Things Garden Frost Alarm

Andrew James, Union College - Schenectady, NY

10:00 AM

10:15 AM

Effects of Bounding Tree Complexity on Immersion in a Virtual Environment

Jonathan Caputo, Union College - Schenectady, NY

10:15 AM

Quantum Walks on Expander Graphs

Jasper Bergh, Union College - Schenectady, NY

10:15 AM

Tackling the Largest Case of Mass Poisoning - A Geochemical Synthesis and Analysis to Address Global Arsenic and Manganese Contamination

Beck DeYoung, Union College - Schenectady, NY

10:15 AM

Three Goals in Simulation

Harper Lyon, Union College - Schenectady, NY

10:15 AM

10:30 AM

Interpreting the Rise of China: Is a Peaceful Rise Achievable?

Sadhika Thapa, Union College - Schenectady, NY

10:30 AM

Real versus Fake Scarcity’s Influence Over Likelihood to Purchase: How Important is Limiting Supply When Marketing a Brand as Scarce?

Julia Kornerup, Union College - Schenectady, NY

10:30 AM

The Effects of News Priming on Risk Preferences

Abdelrahman Mohamed, Union College - Schenectady, NY

10:30 AM

10:45 AM

Chaos-Based Coffee Can Radar

Conor Willsie, Union College - Schenectady, NY
Rong Chen, Union College - Schenectady, NY

10:45 AM

Circuit Breaker Failure Analysis System

Marlie Norbrun, Union College - Schenectady, NY

10:45 AM

Radar Network Synchronization and Imaging using Semiconductor Laser System

Meesha Gupta, Union College - Schenectady, NY

10:45 AM

Real-Time Music Translation and Transcription Software

Spencer Paradis-Fitchtner, Union College - Schenectady, NY

10:45 AM

The Quantitative Analysis and Exploration of Vocal Training

Paige Kent, Union College - Schenectady, NY

10:45 AM

11:00 AM

An Analysis of Religious Extremism Through Memoir

Sydney Lewis, Union College - Schenectady, NY

11:00 AM

Literary Cross-Pollination in 14th C. Ireland

Lydia Hursh, Union College - Schenectady, NY

11:00 AM

Mapping the Queer Ephemeral

Mitchell Famulare, Union College - Schenectady, NY

11:00 AM

Nymphettamine

Rebekah Lindsey, Union College - Schenectady, NY

11:00 AM

Provenance

Jennifer Mutch, Union College - Schenectady, NY

11:00 AM

Singular yet Shared: Willful Heroines and their Willful Communities in Young Adult Fantasy

Shea Delehaunty, Union College - Schenectady, NY

11:00 AM

The Poetry of Revolution: The Legacy of a Written Rebellion

Eva Erickson, Union College - Schenectady, NY

11:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The Witch of Thessaly

Julia Pogge, Union College - Schenectady, NY

11:00 AM

Vibrant Darkness

Alexandra Trousilek

11:00 AM

William J. Stillman's Album 8: An Artifact of Victorian Pre-Raphaelite Encounters

Mitchell Famulare, Union College - Schenectady, NY

11:00 AM

11:15 AM

Comparison of Modern and Roman Warm Period Seasonal Climate in Coastal North Carolina Using Isotope Sclerochronology of Archaeological Shells

Miranda Luse, Union College - Schenectady, NY

11:15 AM

Concentrations and Human Health Risk Assessment of Heavy Metals in Drinking Water Surrounding the Cerro de Pasco Mining District, central Peru

Leah Marsh, Union College - Schenectady, NY

11:15 AM

Environmental Factors Driving the Seasonal Dynamics of Groundwater Recharge across the Conterminous United States

Tyler Mar, Union College - Schenectady, NY

11:15 AM

Factors that Led to Heavy Metal Contamination in Drinking Water in the United States

Kayla Quarless, Union College - Schenectady, NY

11:15 AM

Heavy Metal Contamination in Drinking Water and its Connection to Superfund Site Related Environmental Injustice

Emily Caruso, Union College - Schenectady, NY

11:15 AM

Pathogen contamination in the Hans Groot Kill, Schenectady, NY

Eva Willard-Bauer, Union College - Schenectady, NY

11:15 AM

11:30 AM

Let's Talk About Sex: A Social Analysis of College Students’ Experiences with Hookup Culture

Samantha Epstein, Union College - Schenectady, NY

11:30 AM

11:45 AM

Extending the Record: South American Summer Monsoon Variability During MIS 6 and a First Look into MIS 7 Using Stable Isotopes of Peruvian Speleothems

Hailey Sinon, Union College - Schenectady, NY

11:45 AM

Isotopic paleo-climate records of MIS 2 to MIS 4 through Andean speleothem proxy analysis

Kaylee Velasquez, Union College - Schenectady, NY

11:45 AM

Magma Chamber History Through Plagioclase Zoning and Textures in the Roseau Valley Ignimbrites of Dominica

Timothy Maines, Union College - Schenectady, NY

11:45 AM

Stable Isotope Record of the MIS 12/11 Transition in a Tropical Speleothem Archive and Discussion of the Isotopic Evidence for the Evolution of Hydroclimate in the Eastern Andes over the last ~450,000 years

Drake McDonough, Union College - Schenectady, NY

11:45 AM

The Effects of Uranium Distribution in Granitic Plutons on Groundwater Chemistry in Downeast Maine

Isabella Bergami, Union College - Schenectady, NY

11:45 AM

12:00 PM

The Thematic Changes in DEFA Cinema

David Hillman, Union College - Schenectady, NY

12:00 PM

12:15 PM

German Odysseys of the First World War

David Hillman, Union College - Schenectady, NY

12:15 PM

"Gone, but Never Forgotten:" Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in the United States

Julianna Kramer, Union College - Schenectady, NY

12:15 PM

La operación: Coerced Sterilization of Puerto Rican Women in the 20th Century and the Complexity of Free Choice

Alexandra Lazar, Union College - Schenectady, NY

12:15 PM

Land Acknowledgement Practices: Functions, Efficacy, Controversy, and Union College

Matthew Girratana, Union College - Schenectady, NY

12:15 PM

12:30 PM

Keeping your Own Citizens Out: Venezuelan Border Controls and COVID-19

Andreina Negretti Benito, Union College - Schenectady, NY

12:30 PM

1:00 PM

Calculus of Variations

Di Wu, Union College - Schenectady, NY

1:00 PM

Circle Packing and the Math of Social Distancing

My Nguyen

1:00 PM

Exploring The Art Gallery Theorem and Variations

Tina Tully, Union College - Schenectady, NY

1:00 PM

Introduction of Hurwitz's Formula

Zijie Hu, Union College - Schenectady, NY

1:00 PM

Manifolds and Riemannian Geometry

Daniel Resnick, Union College - Schenectady, NY

1:00 PM

The Precarious and Political: Undocumented Immigrant Activism, Rights Claims, and Networks of Solidarity

Caroline Fitzgerald, Union College - Schenectady, NY

1:00 PM

1:15 PM

Analyzing the Tactile Response of a Mechanical Pipe Organ Instrument

Jordan Kuhr, Union College - Schenectady, NY

1:15 PM

Design of a System to Collect and Store Debris in Small Bodies of Water Carried Through Culverts

Sophie Huther, Union College - Schenectady, NY

1:15 PM

Flexure and Torsion of Chick Embryo

Wu Launh, Union College - Schenectady, NY

1:15 PM

Flow Interactions Between Two 2D Roughness Elements in Close Proximity

Christopher O'Brien, Union College - Schenectady, NY

1:15 PM

Mechanical Characterization of Downhill Ski Performance

Sarah Subik, Union College - Schenectady, NY

1:15 PM

Modeling of Incident Solar Energy on Bifacial Solar Collectors

Matthew Rueter, Union College - Schenectady, NY

1:15 PM

Time-Resolved 3D Measurements of the Flow Surrounding 2D Isolated and Tandem Roughness Elements

Adam Hall, Union College - Schenectady, NY

1:15 PM

1:45 PM

Augmented Reality to Practice Russian Verbs of Motion

Sean Miller, Union College - Schenectady, NY

1:45 PM

Increased time spent viewing oneself while videoconferencing during COVID-19 can increase depression and anxiety, but does not impact eating or body image

Nathalie Gullo, Union College - Schenectady, NY

1:45 PM

Learning Vietnamese as a Heritage Learner

Tyler Thomas Mar, Union College - Schenectady, NY

1:45 PM

2:15 PM

Bilingualism and False Hearing

Isabela Albuja, Union College - Schenectady, NY

2:15 PM

Biomarker and cognitive effects of single bouts of moderate-intensity neuro-exergaming, high-intensity interval training (HIIT), and fasted exercise for mild cognitive impairment: A case study of serial interventions

Claudia Dalterio, Union College - Schenectady, NY
Cay Anderson-Hanley

2:15 PM

Effects of Word Frequency and Neighborhood Density on Auditory Lexical Decision Time: An Online Replication of Goh et al (2009)

Kylie Alberts, Union College - Schenectady, NY

2:15 PM

Neuropsychological impact for youth diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD): In-home neuro-exergaming (iPACES v3)

IreLee Ferguson, Union College - Schenectady, NY

2:15 PM

The Association Among Executive Functioning, Self-Efficacy and ADHD with Attitudes Towards Online Learning

Alice Sperry, Union College - Schenectady, NY

2:15 PM

The Effects of Energy on Time Perception

Travis Rathwell, Union College - Schenectady, NY

2:15 PM

2:45 PM

Follow-Up Observations of NASA’S Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) Exoplanet Candidates Using the Union College and El Sauce Observatories

Georgia Mraz, Union College - Schenectady, NY

2:45 PM

Optical Investigation of Cataclysmic Variables HP Lib, NY Lup, NR TrA using Remote Observing

Christos Kakogiannis, Union College - Schenectady, NY

2:45 PM

3:00 PM

A Battle to Triumph Over Trauma: Addressing Past Experiences and Mental Health Following Resettlement in the United States

Tyler Greenwood, Union College - Schenectady, NY

3:00 PM

American Identity: The Political Consequences of Defining America Throughout the Nation’s Most Formative Moments

Cate Llewellyn, Union College - Schenectady, NY

3:00 PM

China’s economic partnership with Africa: Is the relationship neocolonial? Can this relationship be beneficial to the development of West African countries?

Sata Diakite, Union College - Schenectady, NY

3:00 PM

Comparing Giants: Evaluating Military-Civil Integration Strategies in the United States and People's Republic of China

Jeremy Rausch, Union College - Schenectady, NY

3:00 PM

Comparing the Attitudes of Presidents Towards the Press & the Media

Megan Brown

3:00 PM

Democracy in Peril: Examining the Resurgence of Fascism and the Radical Right in Europe

William Sirmon, Union College - Schenectady, NY

3:00 PM

Election Administration: The Effect of Race on Election Technology Implementation and Advancement in the United States

Danielle Blaustein, Union College - Schenectady, NY

3:00 PM

From War to Normalcy: The United States’ Relationship with Vietnam

Benjamin Coady, Union College - Schenectady, NY

3:00 PM

HBO’s The Wire and its Portrayal of Baltimore Politics, Schools, and the Judicial System in Season 4: Was it Accurate then and Does it Stand the Test of Time?

Josephine Klingeman, Union College - Schenectady, NY

3:00 PM

How to Improve Multilateral Environmental Agreements:A Case Study in Balanced Institutional Design Mechanisms in the Climate Change and Ozone Regime

Emma Lee

3:00 PM

Human Rights Activism: The Catalyst of Transitional Justice?

Kathleen Sinatra, Union College - Schenectady, NY

3:00 PM

Left-Wing Electoral Movements in Europe in the 2010s in Response to Austerity and the Rise of the Far-Right

Joshua Kloud, Union College - Schenectady, NY

3:00 PM

President Donald J. Trump and His Attempted Politicization of the United States Military

Brian Huang, Union College - Schenectady, NY

3:00 PM

Selma to Shelby: Voter Suppression and Its Damage to Democracy

Erika Sanders, Union College - Schenectady, NY

3:00 PM

"She Just Doesn't Have the Presidential Look"

Kaitlyn Connor, Union College - Schenectady, NY

3:00 PM

State Power by Other Means: The Use of Mercenaries by the US and Russia

Matt Farr, Union College - Schenectady, NY

3:00 PM

The Current Conflict in the South China Sea

John Pugliese, Union College - Schenectady, NY

3:00 PM

The Digital Yuan and BeiDou Satellite System: China's Increasing Structural Power in an Interdependent World

Marina Angelopoulos, Union College - Schenectady, NY

3:00 PM

The Harmful Prioritization of “Sex Trafficking” in U.S. Anti-Trafficking Discourse

Spencer Pennybacker, Union College - Schenectady, NY

3:00 PM

The Paradox of the War on Terror: Domestic Terrorism and White Supremacist Extremism

Marie-Amélie Morange, Union College - Schenectady, NY

3:00 PM

The Plight of Social Media: An Analysis of the Effects Social Media has on Political Discourse

Kelsey Delaney, Union College - Schenectady, NY

3:00 PM

The Rising Influence of China in Latin America

Nico Yamin, Union College - Schenectady, NY

3:00 PM

The Soviet Union - Antithesis of a Worker's State

Timur Abdullayev, Union College - Schenectady, NY

3:00 PM

Yemen - The Biggest Humanitarian Crisis in the World: Analysis through the lens of Civil War Theories

Nimra Shabbir, Union College - Schenectady, NY

3:00 PM

3:15 PM

An Analysis of Social Media Use Among College Students: Examining Social Comparison, Perceived Levels of Social Support, and Loneliness

MaryKate Moriarty, Union College - Schenectady, NY

3:15 PM

COVID-19 and College Students; how the pandemic has impacted collegiate communities and mental health

Camier Hall, Union College - Schenectady, NY

3:15 PM

Helicopter Parenting of College Students in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Mia Minuto, Union College - Schenectady, NY

3:15 PM

Mental Health Interveners, Stress and Response to Covid-19 in Elementary Schools

Johanna Sosa, Union College - Schenectady, NY

3:15 PM

The Association Between Attachment Style and Decision Making Style

Julianna Sweet, Union College - Schenectady, NY

3:15 PM

The Role of Gender and Conflict in Young Adult Sibling Relationships: How Conflict Changes as Siblings Transition from Adolescence to Adulthood

Brianna Weissel, Union College - Schenectady, NY

3:15 PM

Why Check? An investigation of the relationship between checking behaviors, obsessive-compulsive symptomatology and metamemory in a virtual stove-checking task

Alison Kinsella, Union College - Schenectady, NY

3:15 PM

3:30 PM

Female Infertility in the U.S. and India: An Analysis of Treatment Barriers and Coping Strategies

Devneet Singh, Union College - Schenectady, NY

3:30 PM

Student-Teacher Race Congruence and Access to Higher Education for Black Students

Jeffrey Zaeder, Union College - Schenectady, NY

3:30 PM

4:00 PM

Reaping What They Sewed: Embroidery in Politics and Art

Lilith Haig, Union College - Schenectady, NY

4:00 PM