One of the highlights of the Spring semester at CSI has always been the Undergraduate Conference on Research, Scholarship, and Performance -- for the past 18 years the Center for the Arts has been filled with the excitement of students and mentors sharing the extraordinary projects they have worked on together.  While we cannot have an “in-person” conference this year, we’re delighted to let you know that the virtual conference will take place on Thursday, April 30th 2020, the original conference date, and will run from approximately 12:30 – 4:30 pm.  There will be five tracks of presentations that will run concurrently on Zoom Webinar, with each student scheduled to give a live 3-4 minute summary, with 4 minutes for questions from attendees via the chat feature.  Below are the presenter and links for you to view posters in advance and to join sessions on the day of the conference.

Posters

View Posters by Department Below

Accounting and Finance

Poster ID: ACC/FNC-01
Primary Student: Matthew Griffin
Faculty Mentor: Jonathan Peters
Title: Understanding Social Justice Impacts of New York City's Transportation Infrastructure


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Biology

Poster ID: BIO-01    
Primary Student: Momtahina Akter
Faculty Mentor: Alejandra Alonso
Co-Authors: Marven Fam
Title: To see the interactions between different Tau mutants 

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Poster ID: BIO-02   
Primary Student: Hrisula Dervishi
Faculty Mentor: Alejandra Alonso
Co-Authors: 
Title: Are Muscarinic receptors the gates of neuronal death in Alzheimer's disease?  

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Poster ID: BIO-03   
Primary Student: Reem Gouda
Faculty Mentor: Abdeslem El Idrissi
Co-Authors: 
Title: Electrophysiological and biochemical characterization of neuronal excitability in fragile X mice 

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Poster ID: BIO-04   
Primary Student: Mustapha Kobeyssi
Faculty Mentor: Abdeslem El Idrissi
Co-Authors: 
Title: Taurine and alcohol interactions 

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Poster ID: BIO-05   
Primary Student: Kelly Liang
Faculty Mentor: Abdeslem El Idrissi
Co-Authors: 
Title: Ultrastructural Characterization of Synaptic Connectivity in the Hippocampus of Fragile X     

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Poster ID: BIO-06   
Primary Student: Olaya Torres
Faculty Mentor: Abdeslem El Idrissi
Co-Authors: Kamelea H Torres
Title: Expression of glucose transporter, Insulin receptor and their role in bioenergetics      

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Poster ID: BIO-07   
Primary Student: Manikkuwadura De Silva
Faculty Mentor: Carol Hartman
Co-Authors: Zahra A Raja, Abdonnie R Holder, Brittany L McCarthy, Robert Persaud
Title: Effect of Singlet Oxygen on Streptococcus mutans

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Poster ID: BIO-08   
Primary Student: Michele Palermo
Faculty Mentor: Nancy Liu-Sullivan
Co-Authors:
Title: H-17 Expression In Invasive Cancers

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Poster ID: BIO-09 
Primary Student: Briana Soto
Faculty Mentor: Nancy Liu-Sullivan
Co-Authors:
Title: Gene Expression Pattern Analysis of GBM and IDC      

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Poster ID: BIO-10  
Primary Student: Benjamin Gulino    
Faculty Mentor: Chang-Hui Shen
Co-Authors: Kamelea H Torres
Title: Novel Technique to Evaluate the Impact of Herbicides on Human DNA    

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Poster ID: BIO-11  
Primary Student: Nadya Widjaja
Faculty Mentor: Chang-Hui Shen
Co-Authors: Eun Jung Choi, Haaziq Jawed      
Title: The Role of Probiotic Bacteria in Alcohol Intoxication

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Poster ID: BIO-12  
Primary Student: Stephen Biazo
Faculty Mentor: William Wallace
Co-Authors: 
Title: Exploring the Impacts of Microplastics on Marine Invertebrates II: Using Confocal Microscopy to Assess Gut Residence Time of Microplastic Particles in a Suspension Feeding Zooplankton, Artemia salina 

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Poster ID: BIO-13  
Primary Student: Corey Zhong
Faculty Mentor: William Wallace
Co-Authors: 
Title: Understanding the relationship between sediment metal concentrations and the induction of metal-binding proteins (metallothioneins) in an important estuarine organism (the grass shrimp, Palaemonetes pugio) 

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Poster ID: BIO-14  
Primary Student: Gurpreet Malhi
Faculty Mentor: Grozdena Yilmaz
Co-Authors:
Title: Use of Indocyanine Green dye to enhance imaging and make informed surgical decisions

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Chemistry

Poster ID: CHM-01
Primary Student: Mahmoud Hassan
Faculty Mentor: Leah Cohen, Fred Naider
Co-Authors: Omar Musa, Hannah Bruschi
Title: Synthesis and Purification of Monosulfopeptides     

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Poster ID: CHM-02   
Primary Student: Tania Rajpersaud
Faculty Mentor: Sharon Loverde
Co-Authors: Sharon Loverde
Title: Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Oppositely Charged Peptides With Alternating Chirality Patterns

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Poster ID: CHM-03   
Primary Student: Gil Barahman
Faculty Mentor: Alan Lyons
Co-Authors: 
Title: Effect of Surface Topography on Singlet Oxygen Generation

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Poster ID: CHM-04   
Primary Student: Jordan Eidlisz
Faculty Mentor: Alan Lyons
Co-Authors: 
Title: The Effect of Hygroscopicity on Water Collection Rates and Self-Cleaning Rates in a Condensing Environment

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Poster ID: CHM-05   
Primary Student: Edmond George
Faculty Mentor: Alan Lyons
Co-Authors: 
Title: Enhanced water collection from air using hybrid-hydrophobic surfaces

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Poster ID: CHM-06   
Primary Student: Mehnoor Khan
Faculty Mentor: Alan Lyons
Co-Authors: Danielle Ohana, Samuel Krichavets
Title: Effect of Heat and Light on Stability of Chlorin e6 Photosensitizers for Dental Applications

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Poster ID: CHM-07   
Primary Student: Vladislava Lisina
Faculty Mentor: Alan Lyons
Co-Authors: 
Title: Dependency of Soiling Rate on Condensate pH using Calcium Carbonate Particles

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Poster ID: CHM-08   
Primary Student: Anastasia Maximenko
Faculty Mentor: Alan Lyons
Co-Authors: 
Title: Applications of Singlet Oxygen in Photodynamic Therapy: Evaluating the stability of Chlorine6 

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Poster ID: CHM-09   
Primary Student: Christina Viso
Faculty Mentor: Krishnaswami Raja
Co-Authors:
Title: Hybrid mineral: biomaterial scaffold to probe the origins of among animal life forms

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Computer Science

Poster ID: CSC-01
Primary Student: Christopher Harris
Faculty Mentor: Natacha Gueorguieva
Co-Authors: 
Title: Optimization of Convolutional Neural Networks for Image Classification     

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Poster ID: CSC-02   
Primary Student: Dennis Krupitsky
Faculty Mentor: Natacha Gueorguieva
Co-Authors: Sharon Loverde
Title: Deep Learning Image Recognition and Detection: Architectures, Learning and Applications 

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Poster ID: CSC-03   
Primary Student: Konstantin Novichenko
Faculty Mentor: Deborah Sturm
Co-Authors: 
Title: Modeling Collaboration between Autistic Players using a Gesture-Based Video Game

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Poster ID: CSC-04   
Primary Student: Konstantin Novichenko
Faculty Mentor: Deborah Sturm
Co-Authors: 
Title: A 3D Game to Engage Students in Coding 

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Poster ID: CSC-05   
Primary Student: James Loui
Faculty Mentor: Sarah Zelikovitz
Co-Authors: 
Title: The Benefits of Computer Systems in Composing Music 

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Engineering and Environmental Science

Poster ID: ENS/ESC-01
Primary Student: Ting Ting Chen
Faculty Mentor: Jane Alexander
Co-Authors:
Title: Does Staten Island Have a Problem With Microplastics? A Pilot Study of Microplastics on Lemon Creek

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Poster ID: ENS/ESC-02
Primary Student: Alex Fiero
Faculty Mentor: Jane Alexander
Co-Authors:
Title: Does Staten Island have a problem with a Microplastic? A continued study of South Beach.

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Poster ID: ENS/ESC-03
Primary Student: Dan Jabez Sales
Faculty Mentor: Alan Benimoff
Co-Authors:
Title: Petrology of the Dacitic Pumice from Mount Pinatubo Eruption

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Poster ID: ENS/ESC-04
Primary Student: Matthew Damiani
Faculty Mentor: Jessica Jiang
Co-Authors: Alex Lam
Title: Vehicle Exhaust Powered Portable Charger

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Poster ID: ENS/ESC-05
Primary Student: Karl Jiang
Faculty Mentor: Alfred Levine
Co-Authors: Daniel Makinde
Title: Temperature controller for a stationary sun baked car 

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Poster ID: ENS/ESC-06
Primary Student: Muhammad Siddique
Faculty Mentor: Alfred Levine
Co-Authors: Kassim Keita
Title: Reducing Water use in Irrigation using Solar Power In Mali 

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English / Linguistics

Poster ID:  ENG/LING-01
Primary Student: Karen Correa
Faculty Mentor: Jason Bishop
Co-Authors:
Title: The syntax and semantics of WH-marked Yes/no questions

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Poster ID: ENG/LING-02
Primary Student: Krissy Dellecave
Faculty Mentor: Jason Bishop
Co-Authors:  Alexandra Diaz, Samantha Randazzo
Title: Effects of Autistic Traits on Acoustic Measures of Vowel Dispersion

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History

Poster ID: HST-01
Primary Student: Christopher Hancock
Faculty Mentor: Jacob Collins
Co-Authors: 
Title: Italian Cinema and its relationship with postwar Italian History and Politics

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Poster ID: HST-02    
Primary Student: Katelyn Goetten
Faculty Mentor: Catherine Lavender
Co-Authors: 
Title: The Selling of the Past in the Illegal Arts Trade and the Effects It Has on Policies and Laws Established Within the United States 

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Marketing

Poster ID:MKT-01
Primary Student: Resha Dehiwala
Faculty Mentor: Alan Zimmerman
Co-Authors: 
Title: The past, present and future role of the United States in intergovernmental economic organizations

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Poster ID: MKT-02    
Primary Student: Akram Munassar
Faculty Mentor: Alan Zimmerman
Co-Authors: 
Title: The Importance of Human Rights in International Business

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Media Culture

Poster ID: MC-01
Primary Student: Michael Pinto
Faculty Mentor: Reece Peck
Co-Authors:  
Title: Streaming's Impact on the Music Industry   

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Nursing

Poster ID: NRS-01
Primary Student: Maher Alsawaf
Faculty Mentor: Regina Gonzalez-Lama
Co-Authors: Fadekemi Adesina, Amanda L Alexis, Joshua Li, Chinazam Okeiche
Title: Metabolic Syndrome Prevention in the Adolescent Population

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Poster ID: NRS-02
Primary Student: Eva Kuperman
Faculty Mentor: Regina Gonzalez-Lama
Co-Authors:
Title: Stress Factors in Nursing

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Poster ID: NRS-03
Primary Student: Jillian La Fata
Faculty Mentor: Regina Gonzalez-Lama
Co-Authors:
Title: Is social media anti-vax propaganda causing a drop in the rates of MMR vaccines being given?

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Poster ID: NRS-04
Primary Student: Rommel Martin
Faculty Mentor: Regina Gonzalez-Lama
Co-Authors: Lauren Armada, Alexis LoFaro, Sandra Mach, Danette Mancenido
Title: Health Promotion for Cardiovascular Disease

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Poster ID: NRS-05
Primary Student: Amanda Mendez
Faculty Mentor: Regina Gonzalez-Lama
Co-Authors: Gianna Cialino, Michelle Andolfo, Taylor Mavaro, Victoria Tanzi
Title: Health Promotion for the Pediatric Population

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Poster ID: NRS-06
Primary Student: Joyce Ann Taverner
Faculty Mentor: Regina Gonzalez-Lama
Co-Authors: Miriah Kokkinos, Sorayina Louis, Katherine Morris
Title: Health Promotion: Women through Life Span

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Poster ID: NRS-07
Primary Student: Adele Buccigrossi
Faculty Mentor: Barbara Schiano
Co-Authors:
Title: Depression

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Poster ID: NRS-08
Primary Student: Gabrielle Colucci
Faculty Mentor: Barbara Schiano
Co-Authors:
Title: What Is Life Like for Patients Living with Dysautonomia?: A Literature Review

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Performing and Creative Arts

Poster ID: PCA-01
Primary Student: Thomas Aquino
Faculty Mentor: Isidore Ramkissoon
Co-Authors:
Title: Vibe Check

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Poster ID: PCA-02
Primary Student: Cynthia Sinodinos
Faculty Mentor: Beatrix Reinhardt
Co-Authors:
Title: A Study of Self

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Philosophy

Poster ID: PHL-01
Primary Student: Yousef Albasir
Faculty Mentor: Stephen Morris
Co-Authors:
Title: The Utility of Philosophy

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Physical Therapy

Poster ID: PHT-01
Primary Student: Baraa Abdelrahman
Faculty Mentor: Zaghloul Ahmed, Tarik Arabi
Co-Authors: Adnan Elcharfa, Lilian Al-keswani
Title: Trans-Cranial Direct Current Stimulation Changes ForePaw Preference in Mice                        

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Poster ID: PHT-02
Primary Student: Tiffany Mansour
Faculty Mentor: Michael Chiacchiero
Co-Authors:
Title: Pain Therapy: The evolution of Pain Therapy and its future role in Physical Therapy

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Poster ID: PHT-03
Primary Student: Michelle Puma
Faculty Mentor: Sreyashi Samaddar
Co-Authors:
Title: Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor: a Potential Therapeutic Molecule for Spinal Cord Injury Patients

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Political Science and Global Affairs

Poster ID: PSGA-01
Primary Student: Drew Stillman
Faculty Mentor: Nerve Macaspac
Co-Authors:
Title: Impact of Staten Island's Freshkills Park to Property Value and Biodiversity                   

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Poster ID: PSGA-02
Primary Student: Mayra Aguilar
Faculty Mentor: Jane Marcus-Delgado
Co-Authors: Jannette Tenantitla
Title: What has caused femicide in the City of Juarez since 1993?

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Poster ID: PSGA-03
Primary Student: Anesa Andrade
Faculty Mentor: Jane Marcus-Delgado
Co-Authors: Jeanine Gentile, Nicole Gutic
Title: US Involvement with Drugs in Latin America                       

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Poster ID: PSGA-04
Primary Student: Emmanuel Appiah
Faculty Mentor: Jane Marcus-Delgado
Co-Authors: Alejandra Romero
Title: Struggle For Indigenous Rights And Recognition                              

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Poster ID: PSGA-05
Primary Student: Yasmin Bahloul
Faculty Mentor: Jane Marcus-Delgado
Co-Authors: Alison Ortiz, Sunna Lee
Title: Guerrilla Movements in Latin America: A Comparative Case Study                       

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Poster ID: PSGA-06
Primary Student: Alberto Ballesteros
Faculty Mentor: Jane Marcus-Delgado
Co-Authors:
Title: 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games - Was it Worth it?                   

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Poster ID: PSGA-07
Primary Student: William Brady
Faculty Mentor: Jane Marcus-Delgado
Co-Authors:
Title: The United States Gaining of the Panama Canal                       

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Poster ID: PSGA-08
Primary Student: Imran Fazal
Faculty Mentor: Jane Marcus-Delgado
Co-Authors:
Title: The Decline of the Mayan Civilization                       

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Poster ID: PSGA-09
Primary Student: Jonathan Gutama
Faculty Mentor: Jane Marcus-Delgado
Co-Authors:
Title: What are the effects of the Venezuelan refugee crisis on Colombia and Peru?                      

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Poster ID:PSGA-11
Primary Student: Michelle Jimenez
Faculty Mentor: Jane Marcus-Delgado
Co-Authors: Idelsy Rodriguez
Title: Affects Of Deportation                      

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Poster ID: PSGA-12
Primary Tiffany Perry
Faculty Mentor: Jane Marcus-Delgado
Co-Authors:
Title: Panama Canal                   

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Poster ID: PSGA-14
Primary Student: Tanya Salazar
Faculty Mentor: Jane Marcus-Delgado
Co-Authors: Karina Nava
Title: The Mothers of the Plaza the Mayo What was the initiative for the March?

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Poster ID: PSGA-15
Primary Student: Sarthak Taneja
Faculty Mentor: Jane Marcus-Delgado
Co-Authors:
Title: The Current State of Brazil Under Jair Bolsonaro                      

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Poster ID: PSGA-16
Primary Student: Blake Zavadsky
Faculty Mentor: Jane Marcus-Delgado
Co-Authors:
Title: What Caused Corruption in Venezuela?                    

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Psychology

Poster ID: PSY-01
Primary Student: Rebecca D'Aloia
Faculty Mentor: Sarah Berger
Co-Authors:
Title: Sleep States' Relation to Motor Milestone Acquisition

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Poster ID: PSY-02
Primary Student: Arshia Lodhi
Faculty Mentor: Patricia Brooks, Jessica Brodsky 
Co-Authors:
Title: Similarities and Differences in Middle-school and College Students' Conceptualization of the Internet            

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Poster ID: PSY-03
Primary Student: Nada Tantawi
Faculty Mentor: Patricia Brooks, Jessica Brodsky
Co-Authors: Arshia K Lodhi
Title: Examining College Students' Media Literacy and Algorithm Understanding                               

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Poster ID: PSY-04
Primary Student: Tristiana Adragna
Faculty Mentor: Florette Cohen
Co-Authors:
Title: The Relationship Between Gender and Body Image Satisfaction and Self-Esteem in Relation to Exercising                                                                    

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Poster ID: PSY-05
Primary Student: Marina Michail
Faculty Mentor: Florette Cohen
Co-Authors: Daniel Kallini, Nadeen El-Nasharty, Kirollos Shenouda, Bishoy Salem
Title: The effects of subtle reminders of death and religiosity on medical decision-making                          

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Poster ID: PSY-06
Primary Student: Lidya Rizkalla
Faculty Mentor: Florette Cohen
Co-Authors:
Title: The relationship between prejudice and dentition

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Poster ID: PSY-07
Primary Student: Kailey Volpetti
Faculty Mentor: Florette Cohen
Co-Authors: Denis Eder
Title: The Effects of the Trump Presidency and Existential Concerns     

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Poster ID: PSY-08
Primary Student: Sade Thomas
Faculty Mentor: Kathleen Cumiskey
Co-Authors:
Title: Knowledge of Campus Counseling Center Location in Relation to Mental Health Help-Seeking Orientation Among Diverse Undergraduate Students    

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Poster ID: PSY-09
Primary Student: Kira Chen
Faculty Mentor: Ellen-ge Denton
Co-Authors:
Title: The Risk of Depression in younger youth compared to older youth

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Poster ID: PSY-10
Primary Student: Kyle Macdonald
Faculty Mentor: Ellen-ge Denton 
Co-Authors:
Title: How does an orphan’s perceived loneliness affect their sense of belonging and suicidal behavior?

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Poster ID: PSY-11
Primary Student: Victoria Mollo
Faculty Mentor: Ellen-ge Denton
Co-Authors: 
Title: Why are the item responses for concentration disturbance, feelings of worthlessness/guilt, and sleep disturbance good indicators for depression? 

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Poster ID: PSY-12
Primary Student: Chinnu Cheriyan
Faculty Mentor: Kristen Gillespie-Lynch
Co-Authors: Sergey Shevchuk
Title: Factors That Influence Career Choice: Insights from a Participatory Study with Autistic and Non-Autistic College Students

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Poster ID: PSY-13
Primary Student: Oluwatomisin Oredipe
Faculty Mentor: Kristen Gillespie-Lynch
Co-Authors: Bella Kofner
Title: When Should Parents Talk with their Autistic Child about Autism? Insights from Autistic Young Adults                                            

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Poster ID: PSY-14
Primary Student: Margaret Gasparik
Faculty Mentor: Jennifer Guinta

Co-Authors: 
Title:  An Observation of Maternal Depression and Early Childhood Development

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Poster ID: PSY-15
Primary Student: Jessica Borowski
Faculty Mentor: Darryl Hill
Co-Authors:
Title: Pressure to Conform: The Impact of Peer Victimization on the Mental Health of LGBTQ+ Youth

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Poster ID: PSY-16
Primary Student: Araksy Naseif
Faculty Mentor: Darryl Hill
Co-Authors:
Title: First-generation college students experiences vs. non-first-generation college students entering a 4 year institution in academics, transitioning, financial aid, physiological stress and social well-being

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Poster ID: PSY-17
Primary Student: Samantha Silber
Faculty Mentor: Darryl Hill
Co-Authors:
Title: Factors That Affect the Formation of Sexual Self-Schemas in Women     

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Poster ID: PSY-18
Primary Student: Annet Sokol
Faculty Mentor: Darryl Hill
Co-Authors:
Title: Evaluating Trans Representation and Biases in Introductory Psychology Textbooks

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Poster ID: PSY-19
Primary Student: Elizabeth DiLiberto
Faculty Mentor: Dan McCloskey
Co-Authors:
Title: The effects of arginine-vasopressin V1A antagonism on social and repetitive behaviors in a mouse model of autism spectrum disorder

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Poster ID: PSY-20
Primary Student: Samantha Narvaez 
Faculty Mentor:  Dan McCloskey
Co-Authors:
Title: A model of fever-induced seizures in the African naked mole-rat                 

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Poster ID: PSY-21
Primary Student: Corey Plate
Faculty Mentor: Dan McCloskey
Co-Authors: 
Title: A Metabolic Switch for Colony Dispersal in the African Naked Mole-Rat

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Poster ID: PSY-22
Primary Student: Aishwarya Udayan
Faculty Mentor: Dan McCloskey
Co-Authors:
Title: The effects of Relcovaptan/SR49059 administration on ASD-like behavior in BTBR T+Itpr3tf/J Mice

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Poster ID: PSY-23
Primary Student: Arouje Shaikh
Faculty Mentor: Bertram Ploog
Co-Authors: Adrienne Fitzer
Title: Selective Attention and Emotion Recognition in College Students Assessed with the AQ and RAADS-14

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Poster ID: PSY-24
Primary Student: Jacqueline Baudanza
Faculty Mentor: Jennifer Wagner
Co-Authors:
Title: Pupillary Light Reflex and Social-Communicative Behavior in Infants With and Without Family History of Autism               

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Poster ID: PSY-25
Primary Student: Sandy Mettry
Faculty Mentor: Jennifer Wagner
Co-Authors:
Title: Correlations Between Autistic Traits, the Pupil Light Reflex, and Sensory Sensitivities in School-Age Children

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Poster ID: PSY-26
Primary Student: Elizabeth Fiore
Faculty Mentor: Leora Yetnikoff
Co-Authors:
Title: Dopamine Neuron Release Sites in the Corpus Callosum: Implications for White Matter Plasticity

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World Languages and Literatures

 


Poster ID: WL&L-01
Primary Student: Evelyn Salazar
Faculty Mentor: Francisco Salgado-Robles
Co-Authors:
Title: The Effects of Short-Term Study-Abroad Programs in the Development of Willingness to Communicate in Spanish amongst High School Students Sojourning in Spain for Two Weeks

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