University of Vermont

UVM Student Research Conference

2010 SRC Oral Presentation Schedule

The oral presentations are split into six sessions and take place in five different rooms: Chittenden Room (413), Frank Livak Ballroom (417), Jost Foundation Room (422), Mildred Livak Ballroom (419), and Williams Family Room (403). For details, please see the schedule, below.

To see the oral presentation schedule organized in alphabetical order, click here.

SESSIONS:    9:00-9:45am   |   10:00-10:45am   |   11:00- Noon   |   1:00-2:00pm   |   2:10-3:05pm   |   3:20-4:00pm

Session I: 9:00 am - 9:45 am

Chittenden Room, 413
9:00 Katherine St. DenisEvolution in a Malaria Parasite: Allele Frequency Changes Over Decades
9:15 Alice FordChanges in the relative abundances of clones in genetically complex Plasmodium infections
9:30 Karl HinrichsDetection of Legionella Volatile Metabolite Fingerprint Using Electrospray Ionization - Mass Spectrometry
Frank Livak Ballroom, 417
9:00 Erin BuckwalterVermont Farm-to-School Analysis
9:15 Marta AscherioSocial Network Analysis: Migrant Labor on Vermont Dairy Farms
9:30 Benjamin KingFarmers' Perspectives on Direct Sales to School Food Service
Jost Foundation Room, 422
9:00 Nicole MailleCharacterization of the Mechanism Responsible for the Generation of the Essential Blood Clotting Enzyme Thrombin on the Activated Platelet Surface
9:15 Tyler MayoThales: The First Philosopher of the Western World?
9:30 Theodore Ortiz Y PinoDeterming Optimal Stream Temperature Habitat Based on Remote Sensing Data in Vermont Streams
Mildred Livak Ballroom, 419
9:00 Lyndelle LeBruinMetal assisted assembly of collagen peptides
9:15 Nilanjan LodhThe Genetic Variability of Myxobolus cerebralis, the causative parasite of the Whirling Disease
9:30 Nicholas LeBlancInvestigating Foraging Strategies in Functionally Redundant Soil Communities
Williams Family Room, 403
9:00 Minmin LiuThe mouse ortholog of NEIL3 is a functional DNA glycosylase in vitro and in vivo
9:15 Pattrese ReynoldsIs There An African American Perspective On Affirmative Action?
9:30 Matthew SammonsRegulation of fission yeast myosin-I force production and cellular levels at endocytic actin patches by a novel light chain


Session II: 10:00 am - 10:45 am

Chittenden Room, 413
10:00 Mitchell RobinsonEffects of City Driving on Particle Number and Size Distributions from Hybrid-Electric and Conventional Light-Duty Gasoline Vehicles
10:15 Eamon PenneyApplication of the participatory micro-credit model to economically marginalized groups in the Moshi district of Tanzania
10:30 Matthew CasariA Portable Ultrafine Particulate Sizer for in-situ Engine Exhaust Monitoring
Frank Livak Ballroom, 417
10:00 Ishviene CourInvestigation of the structural and charge transport properties of discotic molecules(phthalocyanines)
10:15 Tyler AtenIdentification of a Novel Cooperative Activity between the Proto-oncogenic Src Family Kinases and Crk/CrkL Signaling Protein Families.
10:30 Megan BenayRelational aggression, physical aggression, and anxiety in apprehended and non-apprehended adolescent females.
Jost Foundation Room, 422
10:00 Joseph PanareseEnantioselective Formal Total Synthesis of (+)-Aspergillide C
10:30 Kyle ConcannonImproving Public Health: A Model to Assess Health Knowledge and Education Needs in Vermont
Mildred Livak Ballroom, 419
10:00 Michael LesterThe Influence of Lunar Phase and Predation on the Vocalization Behavior of Eastern Whip-poor-wills
10:15 Gretel ClarkeAssessing the importance of ecological factors in driving sex ratios of populations of Polemonium foliosissimum, a gynodioecious plant
10:30 Renee PetipasChanges in Mycorrhizal Abundance Over Natural Nutrients Gradients and in Response to Ungulate Herbivory on an East African Savanna
Williams Family Room, 403
10:00 Heather AxenTesting Mechanisms of Genetically Biased Caste Determination in a Fire Ant Hybrid Zone
10:15 Sukanya MajumderCharacterization and Localization of Paramecium Pawn A: a Calcium Channel Regulator
10:30 Nicole DuBoisNurse Manager Perspectives on the Implementation of an Electronic Health Record: A Phenomenological Examination


Session III: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Chittenden Room, 413
11:00 Yin-Ming KuoRapid measurement of tobramycin impact on Pseudomonas aeruginosa volatile organic compound production by SESI-MS
11:15 John KasumbaAgricultural PM10 Emissions from Cotton Field Disking in Las Cruces, NM
11:30 Guangxuan ZhangChina’s pork market and trade: A case study of small hog producers
11:45 Dale AzariaNet Energy Analysis of Vermont Biodiesel
Frank Livak Ballroom, 417
11:00  Advanced Digital Art ClassConverging Paths: Town and Gown
11:15 Victoria CarhartAPMS Supported Polymerization Catalyst
11:30 Sebastian RenfieldPreserving the 'Sky Railroad': The Keane Wonder Mine Aerial Tramway
11:45 Adam KrakowskiStillness At Last: Preservation of The Built Environment at Sabbathday Lake
Jost Foundation Room, 422
11:00 Michael McCormackOne-Pot Domino 2-Aza-Cope-[3+2] Dipolar Cycloaddition
11:30 Michael GhebreabTriamidoamine-supported Zirconium Catalyzed Dehydrocoupling of Phosphines
11:45 Jiangjiang ZhuRapid detection of pathogenic bacteria using secondary electrospray ionization-mass spectrometry (SESI-MS)
Mildred Livak Ballroom, 419
11:00 Kristin DeVoe-Talluto Practicing Philanthropy: A phenomenological inquiry
11:15 Marcia Bristow2006 WHO Growth Charts: A new tool needed by pediatricians
11:30 Jen ParsonsVermont Barn Census Project: A Windshield Survey of Historic Barns
11:45 Abby SmithThe Neighborhood Stabilization Program in Northern New England: A Case Study of Delivery Systems in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont
Williams Family Room, 403
11:00 Kizette Ortiz-VangerProductivity of Marsh birds in Two Mosquito Controlled Sites
11:15 Molly ReddingtonBeyond asbestos: the multifactorial causality of mesothelioma
11:30 Kelly ToddInvestigating Organic Aerosols
11:45 Tanner LakeAncient Greek Music and Kithara Reconstruction


Session IV: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Chittenden Room, 413
1:00 Katelyn SadlerArt As Activism and Education: Creating Venues for Student Involvement and Social Justice Education Utilizing Augusto Boal’s Theater of the Oppressed
1:15 Ashleigh SewellGenuine Progress in Oregon?
1:30 Sarah ManganGendered Memory: Innocence and Guilt in Japanese War Literature
1:45 Robert WalkerTowards Anatolian Origins of Greek Political Expression
Frank Livak Ballroom, 417
1:00 Annalese MaddoxInvestigation of Zirconium-Catalyzed Hydrogn Release from Amine-Boranes
1:15 Liton RoyProtein Design by Dynamic Combinatorial Chemistry
1:30 Joshua AuerbachScalable Evolution of Robot Morphologies with HyperNEAT
1:45 Chih LinA Comparison of Injury Patterns in Helmeted and Non-Helmeted Skiers and Snowboarders Admitted to a Level I Trauma Center
Jost Foundation Room, 422
1:00 Isabel KloumannEmotional State of the Blogosphere
1:15 Catherine BlissMeasuring Happiness: Correlations and Contagion in Large-Scale Social Networks
1:30 Ross Lieb-LappenModeling Chaotic Systems: Shadowing in the Atmosphere
1:45 Nicholas AllgaierWeather and Climate Prediction: An Empirical Technique for Improving Model Forecasts
Mildred Livak Ballroom, 419
1:00 Matthew TuckerCorporate Behavior in Regional Transportation Planning
1:15 Jonathan BondThe Effect of Price Comparison on Consumer Choice in Grocery Stores
1:30 Julia CamusoHormonal Contraceptives and their Effect on Sexual Desire and Sexual Fantasies
1:45 Beth RiceOvariectomy does not alter the effects of trans-fatty acids from different sources on coronary heart disease risk factors in female Hartley guinea pigs
Williams Family Room, 403
1:00 Kofi MensahPoverty in the United States: How to Combat a Crippling Social Disease.
1:15 Elizabeth ReavesCommunity Participation and the development of smart growth indicatorst
1:30 Sarah MillerLanguage Use by Refugee Children
1:45 Susan ReevesDeliberate Dialogue: Evaluating Teaching Effectiveness of a Patient Safety Communication Technique


Session V: 2:10 pm - 3:05 pm

Chittenden Room, 413
2:10 Audrey ReidComparing the Responsiveness of Streams and Ponds to Decreases in Acid Deposition in the Northeastern United States
2:25 Dan KirkAllocating Vermont’s Trust; Dividends or Public Investment from Carbon Cap and Auction Revenues?
2:40 Hannah DavisLand transitions in Africa: An integrated analysis of economic inequality and environmental harm in Zimbabwe
Frank Livak Ballroom, 417
2:10 Zhenyu LuEnsemble Pruning via Individual Contribution Ordering
2:25 Carolyn Roman Neurobiology of Weight Change Following Chronic Stress: The role of Pituitary Adenylate Cyclase-Activating Peptide (PACAP) and the Bed Nucleus of the Stria Terminalis (BNST)
2:40 Jonathan DowdsEstimating the impact of electric vehicle charging on Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative carbon pirices
2:55 Andrew RoeringSynthesis and reactivity of phosphaalkenes utilizing triamidoamine-supported zirconium complexes
Jost Foundation Room, 422
2:10 Eitan PechenickStructure Detection: Finding Hierarchies in Enormous Networks
2:25 Gary JohnsonService Path Attribution Networks (SPANs): Spatially Quantifying the Flow of Ecosystem Services from Landscapes to People
2:40 Xiayun ChengConcise Total Syntheses of the Lycopodium Alkaloids (±)-Nankakurines A and B via Luciduline
2:55 Viraj Patel“Can We Leave Now? I Have To Wake Up Early To Drink.”: South Asian American Competitive Performance Team Cultures
Mildred Livak Ballroom, 419
2:10 Sarah PearsNorth American host tree response to the fungal symbiont of Sirex noctilio
2:25 Gwen PokaloImpact of Growing Vermont on Vermont Entrepreneurs
2:40 Lesley SchusterThe Molecular Diversity of the Cyanobacterium Microcystis and its Relationship to Toxin Production in Lake Champlain
2:55 David PropenThe Design of Carbon-Neutral Communities: Land Use Patterns and Transportation Modal Choice
Williams Family Room, 403
2:10 Terence BarrettDevelopment and Characterization of a Portable Instrument for the Measurement of the Size and Number of Airborne Nanoparticles
2:25 Karen SentoffReal-World Gas-Phase Emissions from Hybrid and Conventional Vehicles in Cold Weather Climate under Variable Terrain
2:40 Elle RobersonEndoplasmic reticulum stress induces caspase 8 and 3 activation: Potential involvement of the death receptor Fas
2:55 Laura TownsendEffects of Weathering on the Water and Gas Permeabilities of Porous Building Substrates


Session VI: 3:20 pm - 4:00 pm

Chittenden Room, 413
3:20 Sarah RobertsLong-term impacts of childhood maltreatment, family environment, and sexual self-schema on men's and women's adult sexual behavior
3:35 Chelsea KrisandaEvaluating the Specificity of Anxiety Sensitivity in regard to Anxiety and Worry about Bodily Sensations among Adults with HIV/AIDS.
3:50 Lee GrossIntegrated Strategies to Support Farmer Livelihoods and Ecosystem Services Conservation: A case study of the Pico Duarte Coffee Region of the Dominican Republic
Frank Livak Ballroom, 417
3:20 Derrick McVickerThe ins and outs of axonal transport: How two distinct populations of the microtubule associated protein tau can regulate kinesin-mediated transport and microtubule dynamics
3:35 Katie AccomandoNoninvasive assessment of lung function in mouse models of obesity and pseudomonas infection using Unrestrained Video-Assisted Plethysmography
3:50 Jem HughesEnhancing Retention and Support for African American Students in Predominately White Colleges Using the "Circle of Courage" Framework
Jost Foundation Room, 422
3:20 John DeWittDifferentiation of neuroblastoma tumor cells with a neural growth factor
3:35 Victoria McLaughlinDetermination of behavioral, socioeconomic and demographic risk factors for ischemic heart disease hospitalization in Vermont
3:50 Elizabeth SanderEvaluating the importance of sex ratios to conspecific pollen loads on female stigmas in the gynodioecious Polemonium foliosissimum
Mildred Livak Ballroom, 419
3:20 Erin CainThe Relationship Between Self-Esteem, Body Size, and Dietary Intake in College Females
3:35 Simon YuglerSilver Screens, Red Earth: Aboriginal Identity, Digital Media Use, and Postcolonial Politics in Contemporary Australia
3:50 Samya ChakravortyMolecular Evolution of Drosophila Flightin: Role of the amino terminal region in species-specific male courtship song.
Williams Family Room, 403
3:20 Amanda WildermuthThe Effects of Interspecific Hybridization on Foraging and Competitive Ability in Fire Ants S. geminata and S. xyloni
3:35 Francis AyombilCharacterization of the megakaryocyte protease involved in the generation of the partially-activated, platelet-derived factor Va pool subsequent to its endocytosis from plasma
3:50 Sarah AbdallaEndocytosis of plasma-derived factor V by megakaryocytes to yield the unique platelet-derived cofactor molecule is mediated by residues within the factor V light chain


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