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.

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
9:00Katherine St. DenisEvolution in a Malaria Parasite: Allele Frequency Changes Over Decades
9:15Alice FordChanges in the relative abundances of clones in genetically complex Plasmodium infections
9:30Karl HinrichsDetection of Legionella Volatile Metabolite Fingerprint Using Electrospray Ionization - Mass Spectrometry
Frank Livak Ballroom, 417
9:00Erin BuckwalterVermont Farm-to-School Analysis
9:15Marta AscherioSocial Network Analysis: Migrant Labor on Vermont Dairy Farms
9:30Benjamin KingFarmers' Perspectives on Direct Sales to School Food Service
Jost Foundation Room, 422
9:00Nicole MailleCharacterization of the Mechanism Responsible for the Generation of the Essential Blood Clotting Enzyme Thrombin on the Activated Platelet Surface
9:15Tyler MayoThales: The First Philosopher of the Western World?
9:30Theodore Ortiz Y PinoDeterming Optimal Stream Temperature Habitat Based on Remote Sensing Data in Vermont Streams
Mildred Livak Ballroom, 419
9:00Lyndelle LeBruinMetal assisted assembly of collagen peptides
9:15Nilanjan LodhThe Genetic Variability of Myxobolus cerebralis, the causative parasite of the Whirling Disease
9:30Nicholas LeBlancInvestigating Foraging Strategies in Functionally Redundant Soil Communities
Williams Family Room, 403
9:00Minmin LiuThe mouse ortholog of NEIL3 is a functional DNA glycosylase in vitro and in vivo
9:15Pattrese ReynoldsIs There An African American Perspective On Affirmative Action?
9:30Matthew 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
10:00Mitchell RobinsonEffects of City Driving on Particle Number and Size Distributions from Hybrid-Electric and Conventional Light-Duty Gasoline Vehicles
10:15Eamon PenneyApplication of the participatory micro-credit model to economically marginalized groups in the Moshi district of Tanzania
10:30Matthew CasariA Portable Ultrafine Particulate Sizer for in-situ Engine Exhaust Monitoring
Frank Livak Ballroom, 417
10:00Ishviene CourInvestigation of the structural and charge transport properties of discotic molecules(phthalocyanines)
10:15Tyler AtenIdentification of a Novel Cooperative Activity between the Proto-oncogenic Src Family Kinases and Crk/CrkL Signaling Protein Families.
10:30Megan BenayRelational aggression, physical aggression, and anxiety in apprehended and non-apprehended adolescent females.
Jost Foundation Room, 422
10:00Joseph PanareseEnantioselective Formal Total Synthesis of (+)-Aspergillide C
10:30Kyle ConcannonImproving Public Health: A Model to Assess Health Knowledge and Education Needs in Vermont
Mildred Livak Ballroom, 419
10:00Michael LesterThe Influence of Lunar Phase and Predation on the Vocalization Behavior of Eastern Whip-poor-wills
10:15Gretel ClarkeAssessing the importance of ecological factors in driving sex ratios of populations of Polemonium foliosissimum, a gynodioecious plant
10:30Renee PetipasChanges in Mycorrhizal Abundance Over Natural Nutrients Gradients and in Response to Ungulate Herbivory on an East African Savanna
Williams Family Room, 403
10:00Heather AxenTesting Mechanisms of Genetically Biased Caste Determination in a Fire Ant Hybrid Zone
10:15Sukanya MajumderCharacterization and Localization of Paramecium Pawn A: a Calcium Channel Regulator
10:30Nicole 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
11:00Yin-Ming KuoRapid measurement of tobramycin impact on Pseudomonas aeruginosa volatile organic compound production by SESI-MS
11:15John KasumbaAgricultural PM10 Emissions from Cotton Field Disking in Las Cruces, NM
11:30Guangxuan ZhangChina’s pork market and trade: A case study of small hog producers
11:45Dale AzariaNet Energy Analysis of Vermont Biodiesel
Frank Livak Ballroom, 417
11:00 Advanced Digital Art ClassConverging Paths: Town and Gown
11:15Victoria CarhartAPMS Supported Polymerization Catalyst
11:30Sebastian RenfieldPreserving the 'Sky Railroad': The Keane Wonder Mine Aerial Tramway
11:45Adam KrakowskiStillness At Last: Preservation of The Built Environment at Sabbathday Lake
Jost Foundation Room, 422
11:00Michael McCormackOne-Pot Domino 2-Aza-Cope-[3+2] Dipolar Cycloaddition
11:30Michael GhebreabTriamidoamine-supported Zirconium Catalyzed Dehydrocoupling of Phosphines
11:45Jiangjiang ZhuRapid detection of pathogenic bacteria using secondary electrospray ionization-mass spectrometry (SESI-MS)
Mildred Livak Ballroom, 419
11:00Kristin DeVoe-Talluto Practicing Philanthropy: A phenomenological inquiry
11:15Marcia Bristow2006 WHO Growth Charts: A new tool needed by pediatricians
11:30Jen ParsonsVermont Barn Census Project: A Windshield Survey of Historic Barns
11:45Abby SmithThe Neighborhood Stabilization Program in Northern New England: A Case Study of Delivery Systems in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont
Williams Family Room, 403
11:00Kizette Ortiz-VangerProductivity of Marsh birds in Two Mosquito Controlled Sites
11:15Molly ReddingtonBeyond asbestos: the multifactorial causality of mesothelioma
11:30Kelly ToddInvestigating Organic Aerosols
11:45Tanner LakeAncient Greek Music and Kithara Reconstruction


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

Chittenden Room, 413
1:00Katelyn SadlerArt As Activism and Education: Creating Venues for Student Involvement and Social Justice Education Utilizing Augusto Boal’s Theater of the Oppressed
1:15Ashleigh SewellGenuine Progress in Oregon?
1:30Sarah ManganGendered Memory: Innocence and Guilt in Japanese War Literature
1:45Robert WalkerTowards Anatolian Origins of Greek Political Expression
Frank Livak Ballroom, 417
1:00Annalese MaddoxInvestigation of Zirconium-Catalyzed Hydrogn Release from Amine-Boranes
1:15Liton RoyProtein Design by Dynamic Combinatorial Chemistry
1:30Joshua AuerbachScalable Evolution of Robot Morphologies with HyperNEAT
1:45Chih LinA Comparison of Injury Patterns in Helmeted and Non-Helmeted Skiers and Snowboarders Admitted to a Level I Trauma Center
Jost Foundation Room, 422
1:00Isabel KloumannEmotional State of the Blogosphere
1:15Catherine BlissMeasuring Happiness: Correlations and Contagion in Large-Scale Social Networks
1:30Ross Lieb-LappenModeling Chaotic Systems: Shadowing in the Atmosphere
1:45Nicholas AllgaierWeather and Climate Prediction: An Empirical Technique for Improving Model Forecasts
Mildred Livak Ballroom, 419
1:00Matthew TuckerCorporate Behavior in Regional Transportation Planning
1:15Jonathan BondThe Effect of Price Comparison on Consumer Choice in Grocery Stores
1:30Julia CamusoHormonal Contraceptives and their Effect on Sexual Desire and Sexual Fantasies
1:45Beth 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
1:00Kofi MensahPoverty in the United States: How to Combat a Crippling Social Disease.
1:15Elizabeth ReavesCommunity Participation and the development of smart growth indicatorst
1:30Sarah MillerLanguage Use by Refugee Children
1:45Susan ReevesDeliberate Dialogue: Evaluating Teaching Effectiveness of a Patient Safety Communication Technique


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

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


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

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