2011 SRC Oral Presentations

Alphabetical Order

To see the oral presentation schedule organized by time and room, click here.

Please note that the following students are part of collaborations and are listed under the name of the student last name in quotes:

Name Title Advisor Time Room
Saurav Acharya Towards Probabilistic Causal Query Processing over Event Streams Byung Lee 10:00 Chittenden
Pedro Alvarez-Ortiz Functional Evolution of Flightin from an Aquatic Ancestor Jim Vigoreaux 1:00 Frank Livak
Autumn Amici Effects of an urbanization gradient on arthropod prey availability and woodpecker provisioning rates Allan Strong 3:00 Chittenden
Hajra Atiq Clean Production In Artisanal And Small-Scale Mining: A Study Of Stakeholder Perceptions On The Challenges To Mercury-Free Techniques In Gold Mining Saleem Ali 1:15 Williams
Heather Axen Identifying the source of a globally introduced fire ant, Solenopsis geminata (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) using microsatellites and mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase 1 Sara Cahan 9:00 Jost
Francis Ayombil Prethrombin-1, the gla-domainless prothrombin intermediate, is activated efficiently to thrombin by Prothrombinase assembled on the activated platelet surface Paula Tracy 10:15 Jost
Dale Azaria Evaluating the Potential for Reduction in Vehicle Miles Traveled in Chittenden County Using an Integrated Land Use - Transportation Model System Austin Troy 10:00 Frank Livak
Ali Bayir Macrocycles through fragmentation of fused bicyclic ring systems Matthias Brewer 10:30 Jost
Chelsea Biegler Laboring with Women in the Green Mountains: Understanding the Contemporary Experience of Certified Professional Home Birth Midwives and Hospital Nurse-Midwives in the State of Vermont Roberta Kahn 10:15 Mildred Livak
Catherine Bliss The Impact of Incomplete Data on Inferred Network Topology Christopher Danforth 1:00 Mildred Livak
Stefan Boas Effects of Exercise Training on Outcomes Following Traumatic Brain Injury Kalev Freeman 9:30 Chittenden
Jonathan Bond Investigating Vermonters’ Disaster Preparedness Perceptions and Practices Daniel Baker 2:00 Chittenden
Bridge to Higher Education, Xavier De Freitas, Col Tulien A Bridge to Higher Education Janet Bossange 10:00 Mildred Livak
Jessica Buckley Technical Investigation of the Slow Sand Filter in Jaitique, Honduras Daniel Baker 2:30 Jost
Erin Buckwalter Farm to school programs impact fruit and vegetable consumption among girls and boys Jane Kolodinsky 11:00 Jost
Victoria Carhart APMS-Supported Catalyst for the Selective Oxidation of Mustard Gas Rory Waterman 2:15 Williams
Evan Cassidy SAD Awareness Campaign Andrea Grayson 2:30 Frank Livak
Samya Chakravorty Functional Role of Flight Muscle in Male Courtship Song of Drosophila melanogaster Jim Vigoreaux 1:15 Frank Livak
Jessica Clifton Implicit emotional processes affect sexually-relevant behavior Alessandra Rellini 1:00 Chittenden
Matt Conger Evaluating Real World Driving Behavior: The Characterization of Eco-Driving Strategies and Their Role in Reducing Tailpipe Emissions and Fuel Consumption Britt Holmen 10:15 Frank Livak
Leonie Cowley A Continuum Model to describe the Elastic Behavior of Multilamellar Lipid Bilayer Membrane using Molecular Dynamic Simulation Yves Dubief 2:00 Jost
Ryan Crocker Direct Numerical Simulation of low-temperature ablation by turbulent flows Yves Dubief 2:15 Jost
Kelly Cunningham Imaging the World: Image Quality Evaluation Study Kristen DeStigter 11:00 Chittenden
Katherine D'Onfro Anxiety and Exercise in Mice: An examination on the effects of prior stress on the anxiolytic effects of voluntary exercise William Falls 3:45 Jost
Chol Dhoor Money Laundering And Its Threats To Financial Institutions Shirley Gedeon 2:00 Frank Livak
Alexsandra Dubin Mending the Strife Between Earth and World; A Heideggerian Reading of Central Indian Painting Anthony Grudin 9:30 Mildred Livak
Angela Dunkling The role of mycorrhizal fungi in increasing grass tolerance to drought under different nutrient regimes and the effect of commercial mycorrhizae on enhancing drought tolerance Alison Brody 11:00 Mildred Livak
Karla Erickson Exploring novel reactivities of a tripodal triamidoamine-supported zirconium catalyst Rory Waterman 10:30 Williams
Jacob Evans The Community in Your Computer Jane Kolodinsky 2:30 Chittenden
Eric Garza Energy return of Vermont biodiesel Robert Costanza 3:15 Jost
Michael Ghebreab Catalytic dehydrocoupling of phosphines en route to the synthesis of p-conjugated materials Rory Waterman 10:00 Williams
Sarah Gillett Inflammation and Risk of Decline in Learning and Memory Function in the REasons for Geographic And Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) Study Mary Cushman 1:30 Chittenden
Zachary Gray Phylogenetic reconstruction of the North American fire ants in the Solenopsis xyloni species complex Sara Cahan 3:00 Frank Livak
Abigail Greenbaum Linking Environmental and Sensory Characteristics of a Vermont Artisanal Cheese Amy Trubek 1:00 Jost
Michael Harrington In Silico Prediction of Pathogenic vs. Non-Pathogenic Mutations in the APC Tumor Supression Gene Marc Greenblatt 10:30 Chittenden
Kameron Harris Geographical variation of happiness and information content as expressed by users of Twitter Christopher Danforth 1:15 Mildred Livak
Keegan Harris The Saber in Europe: A Weapon's Social History, 1850-1900 Steven Zdatny 3:30 Frank Livak
Erin Hayes-Pontius Effect of land use on benthic macroinvertebrate community metrics in Vermont streams Judith Van Houten 9:00 Chittenden
Nathan Hicks Dynamics of clonal diversity within natural infections of a malaria parasite, Plasmodium mexicanum Joseph Schall 11:15 Mildred Livak
Amanda James Power Networks with Coupled Control and Data Acquisition System Paul Hines 9:30 Williams
Ashley Jones Generation of Epidemiological Genetic Clusters of the Chagas Disease Vector, Triatoma infestans, in Bolivia Lori Stevens 9:30 Jost
Brian Kelly Extracting Groundwater Rents in Vermont Joshua Farley 11:30 Frank Livak
Erin King Differences in the rumen methanogen population exist between Jerseys and Holsteins Andre-Denis Wright 9:15 Frank Livak
Shannon Kostin Inhibitory Effects of (-)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) and Pterostilbene on Pancreatic Cancer Growth in vitro David McFadden 9:15 Chittenden
Minghao Li Determining the optimal premium rate for credential food attributes: Evidence from a survey in the northeast United States Robert Parsons 2:15 Frank Livak
Wen Li The effect of advertisement Qingbin Wang 3:30 Mildred Livak
Qiong Liu Measuring Food Access in Northern New England Brian Lee 10:30 Frank Livak
Nilanjan Lodh Comparison of 18s and ITS-1 rDNA of Myxobolus cerebralis, the causative parasite of the Whirling Disease Lori Stevens 9:15 Jost
Anita Long Engaging and Disengaging: A Qualitative Study of Middle School Girls and Mathematics Katharine Shepherd 2:30 Mildred Livak
Caitlin Loretan The effect of extender and extender ratio on post-thaw quality of equine spermatozoa Josie Davis 9:00 Frank Livak
Zhenyu Lu Active Learning with Adaptive Heterogeneous Ensembles Joshua Bongard 3:00 Williams
Danny Lynch Microbial surveillance of retail raw milk in three New England states. Catherine Donnelly 1:15 Jost
Annalese Maddox Zirconium-Mediated Synthesis of Arsaalkenes Rory Waterman 10:15 Williams
Travis Mann-Gow Effect of Caffeine on Murine Lower Urinary Tract Function Peter Zvara 9:30 Frank Livak
Narine Manukyan Improved methods for cluster identification and visualization of high-dimensional data using self organizing maps. Margaret Eppstein 10:15 Chittenden
Denise McCormack The Antiproliferative Effects of Pterostilbene in Leptin-Stimulated Breast Cancer In Vitro are via Apoptosis and Inhibition of JAK/STAT3 signaling David McFadden 11:15 Chittenden
Ryan Melnichuk Physical and chemical treatment of biochar to increase capacity to filter phosphorus and nitrogen runoff from stream water Josef Gorres 3:30 Williams
Alison Mercier Investigating Possible Protein-Protein Interactions of Abelson (Abl) and Abl related gene (Arg) Proteins with the Vasodilator-Stimulated (VASP) Family of Proteins Alan Howe 10:00 Jost
Elizabeth Mills The Appalachian Mountain Club and the Progressive Conservation Movement, 1890-1920 Stephanie Kaza 1:00 Williams
Samuel Mitchell An Investigation of Post-Secondary Education and Unemployment in Bluefields, Nicaragua Luis Vivanco 10:30 Mildred Livak
Nabanita Mukherjee Effects of Chemotherapy on taste Eugene Delay 3:00 Jost
Brian Mulcahey Caste Determination in Desert Harvester Ants Altered by Overwintering Processes Sara Cahan 3:15 Frank Livak
Allison Neal Male gametocyte fecundity and sex ratio of a malaria parasite Joseph Schall 11:30 Mildred Livak
Christine Nguyen Cross-Racial Horizontal Oppression among College Students of Color Dorian McCoy 2:00 Mildred Livak
Tharshani Nishanthan Ecology of Nematode suppressive Soils in Midwest Soybean-cropping Systems Deborah Neher Weicht 1:30 Jost
Emily O'Shea Linguistic Gender Shift: An Observational Study of the Prevalence of Stereotypically Gendered Features Maeve Eberhardt 3:45 Mildred Livak
Michael Olson Remote Sensing of Forest Health Trends in the Northern Green Mountains Jennifer Pontius 1:30 Williams
Halley Parsonnet Television and Feminism From "Mary" to "Murphy" Sarah Nilsen 11:30 Williams
Eitan Pechenick Finding Meaning in an Ocean of Data Peter Dodds 1:30 Mildred Livak
Kristin Pishvanov Visual and Compositional Influence of Francis Bacon on the Filmmaking of David Lynch Sarah Nilsen 9:00 Mildred Livak
Matthew Putnam Defining Rurality Jane Kolodinsky 11:15 Jost
Samantha Roberts Human Serum Transferrin: Role of Ionic Interactions with the Transferrin Receptor in Binding and Iron Release Anne Mason 3:15 Chittenden
Salomon Rodezno Culture Through Sculpture: Carving New Understandings and Uses of Campus Sculptures Dorian McCoy 2:15 Mildred Livak
Liton Roy Isolation of most stable protein from self-selecting secondary structure elements Martin Case 2:30 Williams
Corinne Sadlowski Enolate-Mediated Palladium Cross-Coupling Methodology Applied to the Synthesis of Subincanadine E Stephen Waters 2:00 Williams
Matthew Sammons Roles of the actin cross-linking proteins transgelin and fimbrin in promotion of cortical actin patches in fission yeast Matthew Lord 3:30 Chittenden
Martin Seehuus Complex Predictors of Propensity for Risky Sexual Behavior Alessandra Rellini 1:15 Chittenden
Julie Seger Harry Potter and the Millennial Generation's Politics Anthony Gierzynski 11:15 Williams
Noelle Sevoian Overcoming The Barriers of Institutional Local Produce Procurement in Vermont David Conner 11:15 Frank Livak
Ashleigh Sewell Ecosystem Service Benefits and Implementation Costs of Agroforestry: A Scale Analysis in Santa Catarina, Brazil Joshua Farley 2:15 Chittenden
Jesse Simmons The University Bike Share Luis Vivanco 3:15 Mildred Livak
Andrew Simpson Educational Disparities in Inner CIty Communities: The Contributions of Cultural Capital in Understanding Blocked Mobility Beth Mintz 3:00 Mildred Livak
Abby Smith Taste of Place Market Assessment: Exploring the General Demand for a Place-based Designation System for Vermont Food Products in the Northeastern United States Jane Kolodinsky 11:30 Jost
Meredith Sooy The effect of exercise on activation in the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis using fos immunohistochemistry William Falls 1:30 Frank Livak
Christina Syrrakou Investigation in the Optimal Design of Porous Concrete Sites George Pinder 9:15 Williams
Joyce Thompson The Role of Thioredoxin in Mesothelial Cell Death Induced by Crocidolite Asbestos. Brooke Mossman 3:30 Jost
Ryan Trudel Larvicidal effects of Chinaberry (Melia azederach) powder on Anopheles arabiensis in Ethiopia. Arne Bomblies 9:00 Williams
Matthew Tucker Tracking the Dynamics of Financial Capital Flows in Transportation Planning Governance Networks: Which Actors’ Priorities are Funded? Christopher Koliba 11:00 Frank Livak
Rashida Vassell Clinical Impact of Biopsy Technique in Melanoma Ted James 11:30 Chittenden
Grace Weaver Thin-Skinned Steve Budington 9:15 Mildred Livak
Huimin Ye K-anonymity for Privacy Preservation of Electronic Health Data Elizabeth Chen 3:15 Williams
Zuzana Zvarova A Statistical Registry of Patients with Type-2 Diabetes in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula Peter Callas 11:00 Williams