- Why Student Research?
- Research Experiences
- At ECSU
- Outside Experiences
- Fulbright Research/Study Grant
- NSF Research Experiences
- COPLAC Teagle Project
- NIH Undergraduate Scholarship
- Amgen Scholars Program
- National Geographic Young Explorers
- New England History Fellowship
- Smithsonian Fellowships/Internships
- Young Investigators Summer Programs
- Government Internships/Fellowships
- Pathways to Science Summer Programs
- The Leadership Alliance
- Other Research Opportunities
- Summary of Student Projects
- Resources to Support Research
- Presenting Your Research
- Important Dates
- Department Index
Category Archives: Uncategorized
Alexandra Rogan and Renee Drouin (mentored by Lisa Rowe Fraustino, Ph.D.) have had their papers accepted for presentation at the 2015 Sigma Tau Delta Convention in Albuquerque March 18-21.
Alexandra Rogan’s paper to be presented is titled “Traditional vs. New Media Publishing.”
Renee Drouin’s paper is titled “The Cooper Case of Anthropomorphism.”
Dominique DuBois received an UGRCA Travel Grant to present her research at the 38th Annual Meeting of the International Waterbird Society and CIPAMEX in La Paz Mexico. Her work with Dr. Patty Szczys in the biology department was titled ”Genetic Mating System of the Marsh-Nesting Whiskered Tern.”
Sonya Beetham (mentor Roland Clark) from the History Department received a Project Grant to support her research titled “Pablo Picasso in Time and Place.”
December 8th, 2014, Love at First Sight: J. Alden Weir in Windham Connecticut” was screened in the Student Center Theatre at Eastern Connecticut State University. Under the direction of communications professor Denise Matthews, Eastern students videotaped interviews with the director of the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, the director of the Windham History and Textile Museum in Willimantic, and professor Anne Dawson, art historian and chair of the Art and Art History department at Eastern. Students also filmed reenactments at the Weir House and the Connecticut Eastern Railroad Museum. Final editing was done by Eastern student Emily Haggett in spring 2014. “Film is a new medium for me, so working with the documentary class was a new experience,” Dawson said, but added that Matthew’s class “did a really wonderful job.”
Sixteen environmental earth science students from Eastern Connecticut State University and three of their professors presented findings of their fieldwork along the Rhode Island coastline at the New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference (NEIGC). The conference took place Oct. 10–12 at Wellesley College in Wellesley, MA. The Eastern presentation was titled “Climate change comes to the south shore of Rhode Island: Erosion, inundation and migration.” The group’s research focused on storm damage and rising sea level, and discussed the science and management of the Rhode Island coastline. The project was supervised by Eastern professors Bryan Oakley, Drew Hyatt and Steve Nathan. Below are the student presenters:
Daniel Grondin, Josh Bartosiewicz, Mackenzie Fannon, Dustin Munson, Stephanie Rogers, Carly Burgess, Mike Lundquist, Kevin Veilleux, Amber McDonald, Brandan Sumeersarnauth, Trent Stevens, Matt Marsie, Ujjwal Davda, Prof. Nathan and Zach Beauchesne, James Malcolm, and Vicky Szamocki
Alyssa Zebrowski and Kristen Krause, seniors Kimberly DePaolis, Danni Meskill and Heather Oski participated as student researchers on the ongoing TIMPANI Toy Study. Results focused on how young children play with a variety of toys in natural settings., Krause, Oski and Zebrowski, along with Dr. Trawick-Smith, presented their findings at the National Association for the Education of Young Children Conference in Dallas. TX, on Nov. 8.
On Wednesday, December 10th 2014, 56 student from the Psychology Department presented their research as posters and 3 students conducted oral presentations of their research. Student projects from Research Methods II courses and from departmental research labs were the focus of the evening. Students who presented their work can be found at the following link Psychological Science Night 2014.
On November 14th, 2014, Ricky Magner presented a Mathematics Colloquium at Central Connecticut State University titled ” Undergraduate Research in Mathematics. ” The talk focused on opportunities for performing undergraduate research in math aimed at both faculty as mentors and students as participants. Also presented was an overview of the work Ricky completed in number theory at Eastern including how the project began and progressed. The project involved a study of geometric objects motivated by number theoretic ideas called modular hyperbolas. The results obtained from his research and some open questions that other students in math may consider.
The Regional Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, or in some instances the state, festival is a gathering of people to see one another’s work and to share ideas. In addition to performances, there are a wide range of activities that in the past have included workshops and seminars on such topics as playwriting, auditioning, voice, movement, stage combat, theater for children, scene painting, scenery construction, and so on. There are sessions for the beginning theater artist and the experienced faculty member. During January and February, a total of eight regional festivals are held throughout the country. The following students have been selected to represent Eastern Connecticut State in January 2015.
Richard Maltby Jr. Musical Theatre Award Competition Nominees: Alexis Kurtz and Corey Lorraine
Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Competition Nominees: Olivia Beaullan and Corey Lorraine
Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Competition Alternates: Scott Butler and Anny Ovalle
Stage Management Fellowship Competition Nominee: MaggieMarie Casto
The following students presented their research at the New England Psychological Association Conference on October 17-18th at Bates College in Maine:
Robert Santiago presented a poster titled “Ethnic and Acculturative Factors Affecting Academic Stress and Academic Expectations. “
Brett W. Gelino and Robert J. Barry presented with their mentor Dr. James Diller a poster titled “Atheists and Theists have Similar Physiological Reactivity with Demands of God.”
Cheyanne Crawford presented a poster titled “Jealousy Differences in Sex and Sexual Orientation.”
Eastern students presented their work with other students from Keene State College, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, Ramapo College of New Jersey, SUNY Geneseo, and University of Maine-Farmington. The conference will take place November 7-8 at Keene State College. Below is a list of all presenters and their mentors:
Roshelle Shannon; Mentor Afarin Rahmanifar (Watercolor and ink)
Samantha McGeowan; Mentor Andy Jones (Watercolor)
Melinda DeDominicis; Mentor Emily Riggs (Duets from Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, in Italian) Video clips are included below.
Renae St. John
Laura Markley; Mentor Meredith Metcalf (EES)
Renee Ann Drouin; Mentor Miriam Chirico (ENG)
Eva Alfonso; Mentor Teri Toles-Patkin(COM)
Alice Di Francesco; Mentor Amy Groth (BIO)
Ben Abrahms; Mentor Barbara Murdoch (BIO)
Jessica Patrizi; Barbara Murdoch (BIO)
Summer Lily Egan; Mentor Teri Toles-Patkin (COM)
Stephanie Rogers; Mentor Steve Nathan (EES)
Jessica Link; Mentor Steve Ferrucci (ENG)