Symposium of Student Scholars Award Winners

Fall 2021

  • "Using a Motion Compensating Tracking System to Study the Behavior of Fire Ants"

    UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS: Kevin Le and Todd Morgan
    RESEARCH MENTOR: Dal Hyung Kim
    RESEARCH MENTOR'S DEPARTMENT: Mechanical Engineering
     
  • "Corrosion Prevention on Aluminum Alloy"

    UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS: Andrea Brenner
    RESEARCH MENTOR: Bharat Baruah
    RESEARCH MENTOR'S DEPARTMENT: Chemistry and Biochemistry
     
  • "Analysis of Unplanned Perioperative Hypothermia Effects on Post-Operative Delirium through the Use of Biomarkers"

    UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS: Justin Machado, Benjamin Ryle, Nicolle Sorto-Reyna, and Taniyah Wright
    RESEARCH MENTORS: Doreen Wagner, Sharon Pearcey, and Susan M.E. Smith
    RESEARCH MENTORS' DEPARTMENTS: Nursing, Psychology, and Molecular and Cellular Biology
     
  • "Joint Latency-Energy Optimization Scheme for Offloading in Mobile Edge Computing Environment Based in Deep Reinforcement Learning”

    GRADUATE STUDENT: Jui Mhatre
    RESEARCH MENTOR: Ahyoung Lee
    RESEARCH MENTOR'S DEPARTMENT: Computer Science
     
  • "Guest Who - An Analysis of For Your Consideration by Christopher Guest”

    GRADUATE STUDENT: Will Amato
    RESEARCH MENTOR: Anna Weinstein
    RESEARCH MENTOR'S DEPARTMENT: English
     
  • "Knockdown of the PRC2 Complex Rescues Developmental Defects Caused by Inappropriate Inheritance of Histone Methylation in C. Elegans"

    GRADUATE STUDENT: Sydney Morgan
    RESEARCH MENTOR: Brandon Carpenter
    RESEARCH MENTOR'S DEPARTMENT: Molecular and Cellular Biology
     
  • Schrödinger’s Sour

    Sarah Muncy (Biology major), Kaiti Craven (Biology major), and Anish Patel (Finance and Marketing major)
     
  • Journey of a Neutrophil

    Mackenzie Holbrook (Illustration and Ceramics major), Christopher Boon (Mathematics major), Jasmine Carter (Biology major), Linh Luong (Mechanical Engineering major), and Giovanni Reyes (Biology major)
     
  • The Dance of Translation

    Ariel Owens (Anthropology major) and Alexis Rumbaugh (Biochemistry major)
     

Spring 2021

  • "Walking the Line: Planned Trajectory of Autonomous Cars on Driver Takeover Behavior"

    UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS:  Patrick Kielly, Eunice Baek, Amali Kahaduwe, Violet Filatova, Shane Howard, Angie Son Pulido
    RESEARCH MENTORS: Kyung Hun Jung, Jack Labriola
    RESEARCH MENTORS' DEPARTMENTS: Psychological Science, Technical Communication & Interactive Design
     
  • "Double Helix"

    UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT: Katie Patrick
    RESEARCH MENTORS: Caroline Clark, Andrea Knowlton
    RESEARCH MENTOR DEPARTMENT: Dance
     
  • "Women Genre Writers in Television and Film"

    UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT: Gabrielle Jones
    RESEARCH MENTOR: Anna Weinstein
    RESEARCH MENTOR DEPARTMENT: English
     
  • "Synthesis and Characterization of a Novel Family of Bis-NHC Metal Complexes"

    GRADUATE STUDENT: Simon Young
    UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT: Cameron Wulfsohn
    RESEARCH MENTOR: Daniela Tapu
    RESEARCH MENTOR DEPARTMENT: Chemistry and Biochemistry
     
  • "Scaling Properties of Honeycomb across Social Bees and Wasps"

    GRADUATE STUDENT:  Grace Cope
    ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY COLLABORATORS: Derek Goss, Dhruv Bate
    PURDUE UNIVERSITY COLLABORATOR: Nikhilesh Chawla
    OTHER COLLABORATOR: Alex Grishin
    RESEARCH MENTOR: Clint Penick
    RESEARCH MENTOR DEPARTMENT: Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology
     
  • "College Students' Mental Health Help-Seeking Behaviors"

    GRADUATE STUDENT: Rachel Johnson
    RESEARCH MENTORS: Monica Nandan, Brian Culp, Dominic Thomas 
    RESEARCH MENTORS' DEPARTMENTS: Social Work and Human Services, Health Promotion and Physical Education, and Information Systems

 

Fall 2020

 

  • "The Evolution of Shostakovich’s Compositional Style in his String Quartets"

    UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT: Garrett Clay, Music Education Major, College of the Arts
    RESEARCH MENTOR: Edward Eanes
    RESEARCH MENTOR DEPARTMENT: School of Music
  • "Detecting Bacterial Species from Next Generation Sequencing Data Derived from Ancient Human Skeletal Samples"

    UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT: Ariel Owens, Anthropology Major, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
    RESEARCH MENTOR: Tsai-Tien Tseng
    RESEARCH MENTOR DEPARTMENT: Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • "Community Level Physiological Profiling of the Longleaf Pine Savannah Microbiome"

    UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT: Gavin Treadaway, Biology Major, College of Science and Mathematics
    RESEARCH MENTOR: Ramya Rajagopalan
    RESEARCH MENTOR DEPARTMENT: Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • "Do Urbanization and Weather Shape the Timing of Breeding in European Starlings?"

    UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT: Emma Maltos, Environmental Science Major, College of Science and Mathematics
    RESEARCH MENTOR: Sarah Guindre-Parker
    RESEARCH MENTOR DEPARTMENT: Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology
  • "The Contribution of the Body, Pectoral Fins, and the Ribbon Fin to Turning Maneuvers of a Gymnotiform Swimmer"

    GRADUATE STUDENT: Olivia Hawkins, Master of Science in Integrative Biology, College of Science and Mathematics
    RESEARCH MENTOR: Christopher Sanford
    RESEARCH MENTOR DEPARTMENT: Ecology, Evoution and Organismal Biology
  • "r-LSTM: Time Series Forecasting for COVID-19 Confirmed Cases with LSTM-based Framework"

    GRADUATE STUDENT: Mohammad Masum, Ph.D. in Analytics and Data Science, College of Computing and Software Engineering
    RESEARCH MENTOR: Hossain Shahriar
    RESEARCH MENTOR DEPARTMENT: Information Technology
  • "Parkinson Symptom Simulation in Virtual Reality for Empathy in Medical Education"

    GRADUATE STUDENT: Songqiao Yu, Master of Science in Computer Science, College of Computing and Software Engineering
    RESEARCH MENTOR: Joy Li
    RESEARCH MENTOR DEPARTMENT: Software Engineering and Game Design
  • "A Review of Grey and Academic Literature on Program Evaluations for Public, Private, and Nonprofit Sector Agency Use"

    GRADUATE STUDENT: Eliza Galvez, Master of Social Work, Wellstar College of Health and Human Services 
    RESEARCH MENTOR: Darlene Xiomara Rodriguez
    RESEARCH MENTOR DEPARTMENT: Social Work and Human Services

 

Spring 2020

  • "Detection and Identification of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi and Surrounding Microbiome in Two Riparian Tree Species"

    UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS: Lindsey Gard, Sarah Andrews, Brian Sassi, Grace Krueger, Tori Quillen, Ian Thomasson, Josh Inneh, Daphney Fievre, Sara Grimm, Geoffrey Eger 
    RESEARCH MENTORS: Paula Jackson, Thomas McElroy, Joel McNeal    
    DEPARTMENT: Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology

  • "The Model Holistic: The Application of the Adaptive Cycle to Rust-Belt-Cities"

    UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT: Marysia LaRosa               
    RESEARCH MENTORS: Edwin Akins, Elizabeth Martin-Malikian         
    DEPARTMENT: Architecture

  • "Blade Optimization for Ground Level Low Speed Wind Turbines"

    UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT: Ryan Foster   
    RESEARCH MENTOR: Adeel Khalid 
    DEPARTMENT: Systems and Industrial Engineering

  • "A Simulation of the Dangerous Spread of COVID-19 Without Isolation"

    GRADUATE STUDENT: Kory Illeyne        
    RESEARCH MENTOR: Joe DeMaio     
    DEPARTMENT: Statistics and Analytical Sciences

  • "Sex Differences in Plantar Flexor Strength and Contractile Properties after Isometric and Dynamic Fatigue"

    GRADUATE STUDENTS: Phuong L. Ha, Benjamin E. Dalton, Michaela G. Alesi    
    UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS: Tyler M, Smith, Anna G. Conroy   
    RESEARCH MENTORS: Garrett M. Hester, Trisha A. VanDusseldorp, Yuri Feito       
    DEPARTMENT: Exercise Science and Sport Management

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    "Wrongful Convictions and False Confessions: An Analysis of Exoneration Cases"

    GRADUATE STUDENTS: Alex Goldstein, Amber Goden  
    UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS: Dana Bowen 
    RESEARCH MENTOR: Jennifer Willard    
    DEPARTMENT: Psychological Science

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    OUTSTANDING UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH MENTOR AWARD: Jennifer Willard, Professor of Psychology
    DEPARTMENT: Psychological Science
  • "Exploring Cedar Songmaker's Native Identity in Louise Erdrich's Future Home of the Living God"

    UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT: Cadi Martin
    RESEARCH MENTOR: Miriam Brown Spiers
    DEPARTMENT: English and Interdisciplinary Studies

 

Spring 2018

 
  • "Understanding the Regulation and Activity of Hyaluronidase Produced by Aeromonads"

    UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT: Monica Sowder
    RESEARCH MENTORS: Donald McGarey, Pyeongsug Kim
    DEPARTMENT: Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • “'And the Point Is?' An Analysis of Intact Projectile Points from a Middle Woodland Period Site"

    UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT: Will Heflin
    RESEARCH MENTOR: Terry Powis
    DEPARTMENT: Geography and Anthropology

  • "Assessing Gender Differences in Sexual Trafficking Attitudes and Myth Acceptance"                         

    UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS: Elizabeth Perry, Jonathan McFarland, Mandy Losito, Meghean Teefy, Alexandria Goldstein
    RESEARCH MENTORS: Dorothy F. Marsil, Corinne McNamara
    DEPARTMENT: Psychology

  • "Cyber Security of American Nuclear Facilities"

    UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT: Jake L. Massingill
    RESEARCH MENTORS: Eduardo Farfan, Jungkyu Park, Tien Mun Yee
    DEPARTMENTS: System and Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil and Construction Engineering

  • “A Mathematical Model for the Effect of Domestic Animals on Human African Trypanosomiasis (Sleeping Sickness)”

    UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT: Sagi Shaier
    RESEARCH MENTOR: Meghan Burke
    DEPARTMENT: Mathematics

  • "War over Water: The Battle That Has Been Simmering for Decades"

    GRADUATE STUDENT: Kelly Linz
    RESEARCH MENTOR: Nancy Pullen
    DEPARTMENT: Geography and Anthropology

  • "Microbial Voltage-gated Ion Channels"

    GRADUATE STUDENT: Kevin Bennett
    RESEARCH MENTOR: Tsai-Tien Tseng
    DEPARTMENT: Molecular and Cellular Biology

  • "Imprimatur: A Poetry Reading"

    GRADUATE STUDENT: Valerie Smith
    RESEARCH MENTORS: Tony Grooms, Ralph Wilson, JoAnn LoVerde-Dropp
    DEPARTMENT: English

  • "Flight and Jump Muscles Respond Differently to Experimental Cachexia and Impaired Insulin Signaling"

    GRADUATE STUDENT: Matthew Giedd
    RESEARCH MENTOR: Anton Bryantsev
    DEPARTMENT: Molecular and Cellular Biology

 

Spring 2017

 
  • “The Relationship Between Childhood Trauma Exposure and Fear-Potentiated Startle”

    UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS: Cheyenne Ashley, Luana Scienza, Rebekah Fallin, Jesse Edmond, Jasmine Williams, Tiana Britton, Jamie Miller
    FACULTY MENTOR: Ebony Glover
    DEPARTMENT: Psychology

  • “Analysis of General Chemistry Lecture Discourse Regarding Gases and its Effect on Students’ Perception of Chemical Representations at the Macroscopic, Submicroscopic, and Symbolic Levels”

    UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS: Amber Gallimore, Isaac Brozino, Joshua Sukumar, Kersten Forsberg
    FACULTY MENTOR: Michelle L. Head
    DEPARTMENT: Chemistry and Biochemistry

  • “Decoding the X: Discovering the Black Experience”

    UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT: Skylar Resna Jackson
    FACULTY MENTOR: Angela Farr Schiller
    DEPARTMENT: Theatre and Performance Studies

  • “Using Fear-Potentiated Startle to Examine Sex-Related Factors in Test Anxiety”

    UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS: Rebekah Fallin, Luana Scienza, Bethany Wyman, Nhat Nguyen, Jesse Edmond, Jasmine Williams, Tiana Britton, Jamie Miller
    FACULTY MENTORS: Ebony Glover and Sharon Pearcey
    DEPARTMENT: Psychology

  • “Prevalance and Incidence of Health Risk Factors Among Adolescent Girls”

    UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS: Kylah Pollard, Sarai Bauguess
    FACULTY MENTOR: Mohammed Chowdhury
    DEPARTMENT: Statistics and Analytical Sciences

 

Spring 2016

 
  • “Fibonacci Number of the Chorded Cycle”

    STUDENTS: Denise Hernandez and David Richmond
    FACULTY MENTOR: Joe DeMaio
    DEPARTMENT: Mathematics

  • “Quest for Success: On Campus Housing Versus Off Campus Living at Kennesaw State University”

    STUDENT: Jesica Montoya
    FACULTY MENTOR: Brandon Lundy
    DEPARTMENT: Geography and Anthropology

  • “Thermal Analysis of Borosilicate Glass for its Biological Applications"

    STUDENTS: Gregory Humble and Johnathon Ard
    FACULTY MENTORS: Kisa Ranasinghe and Rajnish Singh
    DEPARTMENT: Physics

  • “To the Evolution: Cultural Dialogue in the Contemporary American Musical"

    STUDENT: Elliott Folds
    FACULTY MENTOR: Angela Farr Schiller
    DEPARTMENT: Theatre and Performance Studies

 

 

 

 

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