2012 SRC Oral Presentations (Alphabetical)

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
Claudia Abbiati Assessing the Validity of a Direct Measure of Attitudes of Preschoolers Who Stutter Barry Guitar 3:00 Frank Livak
Nezar Al-Bataineh Synthetic Methods for Diazenium Salts Matthias Brewer 2:45 Mildred Livak
Nicholas Allgaier Reverse Engineering the Human Brain Christopher Danforth 11:00 Frank Livak
Mike Archer Advertising Methods of Vermont Agribusiness Entrepreneurs David Conner 12:30 Chittenden
Colin Arisman Ecological and Economic Sustainability through Cooperative Agriculture: Scaling up agroecology through payments for ecosystem services in the Intag Region of Ecuador Joshua Farley 4:15 Chittenden
Jordan Armstron Ovipositional ability of geographic poulations of Colorado potato beetle Leptinotarsa decemlineata on native and novel host Yolanda Fanslow 8:00 Mildred Livak
Bijoux Bahati A Refugee Young Adult’s Acculturation Experiences and Processes in a United States High School: An Autoethnography Susan Comerford 8:00 Williams
Ariel Baily Face-name Recognition: A brain fMRI study Julie Dumas 3:45 Mildred Livak
Joshua Bakelaar Impacts of Season Extension Pasture Management in Vermont Deborah Neher Weicht 1:30 Chittenden
Ali Bayir, Nikolay P. Tsvetkov Macrocycles through fragmentation of bicyclic ring systems Matthias Brewer 10:30 Chittenden
Florence Becot Economic Impact and Policy Implications of Food Safety Certification on Produce Farms in Vermont David Conner 9:00 Chittenden
Nathan Belz Ridesharing and the Journey to Work in Vermont: Modeling Composition of Vehicle Occupancy using the 2009 National Household Travel Survey Lisa Aultman-Hall 1:00 Mildred Livak
Naciim Benkreira Cuba Skate: facilitating the cuban skateboard revolution in Habana, Cuba Joshua Farley 3:30 Chittenden
Kyle Bessette Gender in the Kitchen David Houston 2:45 Frank Livak
Emily Bird The Socioeconomic Impact of Hydroelectric Dams on Developing Communities Saleem Ali 4:00 Frank Livak
Jon Black Wearing My Veins Anthony Grudin 9:00 Williams
Catherine Bliss Twitter reciprocal reply networks exhibit assortativity with respect to happiness Christopher Danforth 12:45 Frank Livak
Jonathan Bond Investigating Vermonters’ Disaster Preparedness Perceptions and Practices: Findings from a Statewide Survey Daniel Baker 1:00 Williams
Rebecca Bourgault Catchment-scale analysis of interactions between soils and water at Hubbard Brook, NH Donald Ross 2:00 Chittenden
Rachel Brooks Proteomic Signatures of Experimentally Manipulated Pitcher Plant Communities and Their Corresponding State Changes Nicholas Gotelli 11:30 Mildred Livak
Sarah Bush We're Not Made of Metal Cameron Davis 8:15 Williams
Rebecca Calder Expression and biological activity of recombinant bovine IL-22: a key cytokine in mucosal defenses John Barlow 10:15 Mildred Livak
Lily Calderwood Evaluation of mixed cover crop as organic, biological pest control in hops Heather Darby 1:45 Frank Livak
Caitlin Campbell Livestock depredation by large carnivores: An analysis of human-wildlife conflict in Ehi-rovipuka, Namibia. James Murdoch 3:30 Frank Livak
Sebastian Castro Evaluation of sampling methods and statistical models for predicting fruit load on individual Coffee arabica trees Victor Mendez 1:30 Frank Livak
Alden Clemments Intracellular Trafficking of Silica Microparticles Christopher Landry 9:30 Mildred Livak
Brent Cohen Morality Without Objective Value Terence Cuneo 2:00 Williams
Adam Connor The Poetics of Purification: Orestes' Spiritual Revival (Eum. 235-43) Mark Usher 1:45 Williams
Tad Cooke, Erick Crockenberg Feedstock Development and Analysis for On-Farm Compost Energy Systems Allen Matthews 12:45 Chittenden
Chelsea Davidoff Creating Taste of Place for Vermont: An Analysis of Consumers’ Willingness to Pay Jane Kolodinsky 8:00 Chittenden
Daniel DePuccio Synthesis and characterization of mesoporous tungsten oxide spheres Christopher Landry 9:00 Mildred Livak
Suma Desu The Happiness of Language Christopher Danforth 11:15 Frank Livak
Liam Donnelly 107 genes found to be upregulated in a phagocytic Entamoeba histolytica fraction may be upregulated in response to phagocytic stimuli Christopher Huston 11:45 Williams
Jacqueline Drouin Assessing the Long-term Impact of Participation in the Governor's Institute on Asian Cultures in China Holly Busier 3:45 Williams
Alexandra Duncan Gadolinium-Phosphate Complexes with Large Relaxivities Immobilized on Silica Particles for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Christopher Landry 9:15 Mildred Livak
Kelsey Duquette Endothelial Health and Vaginal Vasocongestion Alessandra Rellini 9:15 Frank Livak
Karla Erickson Explorations in main group mediated catalysis: phosphine dehydrocoupling and the search for silane activation Rory Waterman 9:15 Jost
Hannah Facey Examination and identification of bacterial species present in the forestomach of the Alpaca (Vicugna pacos) Andre-Denis Wright 4:00 Jost
Marigo Farr Soil Quality and Climate Implications of Agroecological Practices on Vermont Farms Joshua Farley 3:45 Chittenden
Tera Fazzino Daily Craving Reports from Drinkers Not in Treatment Gail Rose 3:30 Mildred Livak
Kalle Fjeld A Cinematic Perspective on the Children of North African Immigrants in France: Interpreting the Immigrant Experience through the Film Lens Meaghan Emery 3:45 Frank Livak
Ashley Michelle Fowler "I Know I Can Be What I Wanna Be": Career Development for First-Generation College Students Robert Nash 4:00 Williams
Danika Frisbie An Evolutionary Analysis of the “Organics Recycling” Industry in the U.S. Rocki-Lee DeWitt 11:45 Mildred Livak
Nikolaos Fytilis A Bayesian approach to genetic data (PCR) to better understand fish disease dynamics Donna Rizzo 12:30 Mildred Livak
Pierre Galea Identifying and Quantifying Volatile Fear Response in Humans Jane Hill 3:00 Mildred Livak
Daniel Garcia Corporate Social Responsibility: A Panacea to an Economic Malaise Stephanie Seguino 11:45 Jost
Eliza Gardner-Morse Reproductive Division of Labor in Forced Associations of Pogonomyrmex barbatus Queen Ants Sara Cahan 11:00 Williams
Thomas Gebhard Monitoring E. coli levels throughout the Englesby Brook: Summer 2011 Eamon Twohig 11:15 Mildred Livak
Anya Gedrath-Smith Time for Tea: The Sustainable Development of Tea Tourism in Nepal Pablo Bose 4:15 Frank Livak
Tommy Goldman, Alex Litwin Escaping Irene (Three Points of View) Carol Williams Howe 1:30 Williams
Amy Goodnough Explaining an exception: Generating Hungarian verbal affix order Emily Manetta 9:15 Williams
Abigail Gurall, Jessica Clifton Emotional Vulnerabilities in Women Diagnosed with Infertility Alessandra Rellini 9:00 Frank Livak
Kameron Harris Chaotic social contagion: From zombies to hipsters Peter Dodds 11:45 Frank Livak
Alexander Hilshey An Activity-Based Travel-Demand Modeling Approach to Estimating Electric Vehicle Charging Load Paul Hines 2:45 Chittenden
Victor Izzo Plant-mediated diapuse initiation in Leptinotarsa decemlineata, the Colorado potato beetle. Yolanda Fanslow 8:30 Mildred Livak
Emily Jessep Darker Shades of Green: The Dilemmas of Green Consumerism Luis Vivanco 10:15 Frank Livak
Karuna Jobanputra Gender, dowry/brideprice, and land in southern Tamil Nadu and Southern Rajasthan: A participatory rural appraisal Stephanie Kaza 11:15 Chittenden
Ashley Jones Does insecticidal spraying impact parasite prevalence in Chagas disease vectors? Lori Stevens 4:15 Jost
Joanne Kalisz “Teen-ageism”: Adolescents’ Internalization, Acceptance, and Behavioral Confirmation of Stereotypes About Teens Carol Miller 4:00 Mildred Livak
Dmytro Karabchuk Factors Influencing Aboveground Live Biomass of Carpathian Spruce William Keeton 3:00 Jost
Pushwinder Kaur To Determine the Concentration and Enrichment of Glutathione in Human Plasma using Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry Dwight Matthews 2:30 Mildred Livak
Brian Kelly Governance Network Design: A Case Study Analysis of Vermont Joshua Farley 4:00 Chittenden
Rachel Koh Modeling Demonstrates that Gene Circuit Architecture Controls Phenotypic Variability in a Bacterial Persistence Network Mary Dunlop 3:00 Chittenden
Joseph Krupa Consumer Survey Data Analysis for Market Adoption of Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles Donna Rizzo 12:45 Mildred Livak
David Kuhn Agroforestry in the Atlantic forest region of Brazil: Providing framework for implementation through stakeholder participation Cecilia Danks 2:45 Jost
Kristina Lafferty The Association between the Need to Belong and Relational Aggression: A Moderating Role of Rejection Dianna Murray-Close 1:30 Jost
Brad Lanute Assessing Urban Sprawl Metrics and their Applicability to Chittenden County, VT Austin Troy 2:30 Jost
Jacqueline LeBlanc Alternative Food Network Infrastructure: Food Hub Development in Vermont David Conner 8:30 Mildred Livak
Kristen Leclerc Relationship Among Physical Activity, Balance, Stress, and Coping in Adults with Multiple Sclerosis Susan Kasser 8:30 Jost
Alex Lehning The "Jewish Question" in German-Italian Relations, 1933-1943 Francis Nicosia 10:30 Frank Livak
Zhao Li Descriptive Clustering Meta Search Engine Xindong Wu 10:30 Jost
Benjamin Lindsey "Organized Crime Against Civilization": The Congressional Investigation Of Liberated Concentration Camps In 1945 Nicole Phelps 1:30 Mildred Livak
Qiong Liu Examining spatial autocorrelation for obesity in northern new England Brian Lee 12:45 Jost
Xiaoxi Liu Construction of N-Heterocycles via Aza-Prins Cyclization and 1,3-Dipolar Cycloaddition Stephen Waters 10:00 Chittenden
Narine Manukyan Automated Discovery of Multivariate Associations in Large Time-Varying data sets: a Healthcare Network Application Margaret Eppstein 3:00 Williams
Leah Marvin-Riley Gun Control and Policy Frames Alec Ewald 1:45 Jost
Michael McCormack Application of a 2-aza-Cope 1,3-Dipolar Cycloaddition Cascade Toward the Total Synthesis of VM55599 Stephen Waters 10:15 Chittenden
Catherine McGoldrick Post-Relocation Analysis of Compost Runoff at the Intervale Composting Facility, Burlington, VT Donald Ross 11:00 Mildred Livak
Ryan Melnichuk Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Forest Invaders Josef Gorres 10:15 Williams
Jacob Menken Crystal Structure Study of Tourmalines from the Stewart Mine, California John Hughes 10:00 Mildred Livak
Alexandra Miller Laboratory Rearing of the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug for Biological Control Research to Benefit Vermont Growers. Bruce Parker 8:00 Jost
Lewis Mitchell Finding novel applications for big data from social media Christopher Danforth 1:00 Frank Livak
Molly Morrissey Assessing metabolic exertion during diel vertical migration of an omnivorous macro-invertebrate Jason Stockwell 11:30 Williams
Neil Mucha Catalytic Dehydrocoupling of Phosphines Towards the Preparation and Characterization of π-conjugated Materials Rory Waterman 9:30 Jost
Richard Nam Intra-household Vehicle Allocation and Transportation System Efficiency Brian Lee 1:00 Jost
Frederick Naumann Volatile Testing for Rapid Diagnosis of Tuberculosis Jane Hill 8:00 Frank Livak
Allison Neal How might transmission affect the sex ratio of malaria parasites? Joseph Schall 11:15 Williams
Tharshani Nishanthan Role of soil microbial extracellular enzymes in soybean cyst nematode suppressive soil Deborah Neher Weicht 10:30 Williams
Rachel Park Galen and William Harvey: A Comparative Analysis of the Theories of the Circulatory System Barbara Saylor Rodgers 1:00 Chittenden
Caitlin Patterson Calibration of a Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer and a Perspective on the Importance of Vehicle Emission Testing Procedures Britt Holmen 12:30 Jost
Eitan Pechenick Joining Words into Meaningful Phrases through Virtual Text Compression Peter Dodds 11:30 Frank Livak
Maya Perry Community Development from Theory to Practice Andrea Grayson 12:30 Williams
Meagan Pharis Evaluating Nutrition Intervention Programs: A Social Cognitive Theory Approach Jane Kolodinsky 8:15 Chittenden
Andrew Philips Public Assets Institute Frank Bryan 4:15 Mildred Livak
Rebecca Pincus Impact of Climate Change on US Coast Guard Strategy in the Arctic Saleem Ali 11:45 Chittenden
Matthew Putnam Leverage Points for a Healthier Future: Using Structural Equation Modeling to Understand Obesity Jane Kolodinsky 8:30 Chittenden
Meagan Quinlan Functional expression of wild type cGMP-dependent protein kinase Iα in E.coli Wolfgang Dostmann 11:00 Jost
Michael Reardon Interaction of Unstable Modes in a Solid Propellant Combustion Model Jun Yu 2:45 Williams
Ariel Robbins Frenchwomen and the Vichy Ideal: Social Policy, Choice, and Daily Life under German Occupation in World War II. Steven Zdatny 11:30 Jost
Dirk Jonathan Rodricks Cross Cultural Conundrum: Supporting students who live between worlds Dorian McCoy 3:30 Williams
Whitney Roth Women and Their Essential Role in the Development of Purgatory Vicki Brennan 11:15 Jost
Saveta Saini Use of Positive Behavioral Intervention Supports for Preschoolers in a Refugee Resettlement Community Jennifer Hurley 4:15 Williams
Elizabeth Sander Sampling Effects in the Estimation of Biodiversity Using Hill Numbers Nicholas Gotelli 2:30 Williams
Morgan Saunders The Judicial Transformation of Political Immigration Questions Alec Ewald 2:00 Jost
Michelle Sigiel Creating the Alien Image: Roman Dmowski's Antisemitism in 20th Century Poland Francis Nicosia 1:45 Mildred Livak
Xiaozheng Song Estrogen receptor-beta agonist diarylpropionitrile counteracts the estrogenic activity of estrogen receptor-alpha agonist propylpyrazoletriol in the mammary gland of ovariectomized rats Zhongzong Pan 3:45 Jost
Rebecca Standish Importance of Biosecurity on Vermont Farms Julia Smith 3:30 Jost
Todd Stanley Evaluating the Nutritional Status of the Thru-Hiking Community Jean Harvey 10:30 Mildred Livak
Kelly Swindlehurst A Statewide Survey of Response to Instruction (RtI) Implementation Katharine Shepherd 8:30 Williams
Christina Syrrakou, Jennifer Fitch Numerical Modeling and Experimental Investigation of the Local Hydrology of a Porous Concrete Site George Pinder 8:30 Frank Livak
Jeffrey Tonn Characterizing an Impact: Event Monitoring with a Wireless Sensor Network Jeff Frolik 2:30 Chittenden
Josh Tyler Advanced and Integrative Model of Phosphorus loading from High Runoff Events to Identify Critical Source Areas Jane Hill 8:15 Frank Livak
Laurel Valchuis Exploring the Relationship between Engagement with the Food System and Healthy Eating David Conner 9:15 Chittenden
Gianna Vannelli The correlation between breath-methane levels and the quantity and structure of methanogens in the human gastrointestinal tract Andre-Denis Wright 2:00 Mildred Livak
Benjamin Vaughan Synthesis and Characterization of Zinc Complexes and their Reactivity Towards Primary Phosphines Rory Waterman 9:00 Jost
Kaitlyn Vitez Reconsidering Female Circumcision David Houston 10:00 Frank Livak
Guorong Wang Bonding strength, microstructure, and shelf life stability of whey protein-based glue sticks Ming Guo 8:15 Jost
Kalyn Weber The Relationship Between Twitter and Student Engagement and Exam Scores in An Advanced Nutrition Course Stephen Pintauro 2:30 Frank Livak
Chloe Wieland Evaluation of Growing Vermont Store David Conner 9:30 Chittenden
Jake Williams Eliciting the shape of human reasoning from its echo in text-frequency data Christopher Danforth 12:30 Frank Livak
Julie Williams Increasing Disaster Resiliency in Mobile Home Park Communities Through Youth Disaster Preparedness Education: A Pilot Project Daniel Baker 12:45 Williams
Kristin Williams Spatial effects of roads on soil nematode communities in forested areas of vermont Deborah Neher Weicht 1:45 Chittenden
Aaron Witham Organizational Characteristics that Relate to a Central Presence in Hyperlink Networks in the Context of Sustainable Transportation Richard Watts 11:30 Chittenden
Yanting Zhang Orthogonality Catastrophe in Quantum Sticking Dennis Clougherty 10:00 Jost
Yucan Zhang Light Regulation of Nodulation Through Plant Hormone Signaling Network Jeanne Harris 10:00 Williams
Theodora Ziolkowski Excavating Desire Major Jackson 9:30 Williams
Gena Zollman Sexual Scripts Congruency and Sexual Responses in Women Alessandra Rellini 9:30 Frank Livak