Completed Projects

BIOLOGY DEPARTMENT

Presentations

Manan Bhatt; Mentor Barbara Murdoch Ph.D.
“Identifying Cells Capable of Neurogenesis in the Olfactory Epithelium”
COPLAC Northeast Regional Undergraduate Research Conference, North Adams, MA 2013.

Dominique DuBois; Mentor Patricia Szczys Ph.D. “Genetic Analysis of Parentage in Whiskered Terns” Arts & Sciences Research Conference & Exhibition (April 2014)

BUSINESS DEPARTMENT

Presentations

David Klein; Mentor Don Petkov Ph.D.  Business Information Systems
“Systems Analysis for Improvement at the Sales Department at Hayward Trunstiles”
COPLAC Northeast Regional Undergraduate Research Conference, North Adams, MA 2013.

COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT

Presentations

Kacey Rainone; Mentor Terri Toles-Patkin Ph.D.
“Slut: The Deconstruction and Recoding of a Defamatory Term” The National Conferences on Undergraduate Research 2014.

Jordan Sakal; Mentor Terri Toles-Patkin, Ph.D.
“The Effect of Social Media on Political Awareness” The National Conferences on Undergraduate Research 2014.

ECONOMICS DEPARTMENT

Presentations

Ted Straub; Dimitrios Pachis Ph.D. Economics
“Can Behavioral Economics Help Consumers Save?” COPLAC Northeast Regional Undergraduate Research Conference, North Adams, MA 2013.

EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

Presentations

Marley Koschel, Jamie Vallarelli, & Jenny Wolff, The 2012 TIMPANI toy study. (Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jeffrey Trawick-Smith) The students co-presented the study results at the National Association for the Education of Young Children annual conference.

Ariel Levesque, Erin Murphy, & Suzanne Slater, Teacher-Child Interactions and Scaffolding During Educational Technology Use (Faculty Mentor: Dr. Sudha Swaminathan) Presented their findings at the COPLAC Northeast Regional Undergraduate Research Conference 2012.

Student Research Prior to 2012

ENGLISH DEPARTMENT

Presentations

Destinee Holmes; Mentor Susan DeRosa “Stepping Out: Encouraging Inclusivity and Differences In/Outside the Writing Center.” Northeast Writing Center Association Conference, Providence, RI March 2014.

ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH SCIENCE DEPARTMENT

Presentations

Mackenzie Fannon; Mentor Dickson Cunningham “Kinematic Constraints on the Placement of Very Hot Rhemomorphic Ignimbrites in the Southern Snake River Plain, Idaho.” Geological Society of America, NE Section Annual Meeting.

Matthew Gonsalves; Mentor Dickson Cunningham “Structural Evolution of the Soapstone Mountain Metagabbro Complex, Somers Connecticut” Geological Society of America, NE Section Annual Meeting.

Lindsey C. Beliveau; Mentor James A. Hyatt Ph.D. Environmental Earth Science
“An Examination of Water-Produced Erosion Forms in Bedrock using Terrestrial   Laser Scanning” COPLAC Northeast Regional Undergraduate Research Conference, North Adams, MA 2013.

Nicholas Denegre; Catherine Carlson Ph.D. Environmental Earth Science
“Validation of the Economics and Energy Savings for Advanced Commercial Rooftop Unit Control Strategies”  COPLAC Northeast Regional Undergraduate Research Conference, North Adams, MA 2013.

Christopher (Cody) Lorentson; Mentor Stephen Nathan Ph.D.
“Geospatial and Physical Assessment of Glacial Deposits in Connecticut to Better Site Ground-Source Heat Pumps” COPLAC Northeast Regional Undergraduate Research Conference, North Adams, MA 2013.

HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

Presentations

Krysta Valerio; Mentor Greg Kane Ph.D.
Real-Time Analysis at Sports Venues” North American Society for Sport Management Conference May 2014.

Andrew Burns & Joshua Tamosaitis;  Mentor Ari de Wilde Ph.D.
“Doping and Cycling in the Media: A Content Analysis of Sports Illustrated”
COPLAC Northeast Regional Undergraduate Research Conference, North Adams, MA 2013.

HISTORY DEPARTMENT

Presentations

Miles Wilkerson; Mentor Joan Meznar Ph.D. “Nunca Olvide: Reframing Historical Discourse on Cuban Exile Terrorism.” Submitted to the Regional Phi Alpha Theta Conference, April 2014.

Zachary Marotte; Mentor Jamel Ostwald Ph.D.  History
“The Struggle to Break with the Ancients: The English Army’s Gradual Adoption of Modern Military Theory, 1660-1728.” COPLAC Northeast Regional Undergraduate Research Conference, North Adams, MA 2013.

HONORS THESES

Lindsay Ancel “Circ du Tarot: The Symbolism of the Major Arcana Through Circus Illustration”

Stephanie Armango “Process and Playwriting: Love Games”

Sarah Bartosiak “From Goddesses to Warriors: Gender Roles and the Struggle for Irish Nationalism”

Joseph Berglund “Progress: Dystopian Fiction and The Writer’s Perspective”

Emma Boardman “The Relationship between Gender Beliefs and Attitudes about Sexuality and Transgendered Individuals”

Nicole Bruno “Love and Sexuality in Dystopian Societies: The Impact of Government Control on Human Relationships”

Kyle Courtemanche “An application of Markov Chains to a Cross and Circle Game”

Sebastian Gronback “Preservation, Transformation, Commercialization: An Analysis of Shakespeare and Modern Film”

Conrad Guthrie “An Investigation of Sex Allocation in Whiskered Tern”

Rachel Hanrahan “The Effects of Physical Education on Classroom Behaviors of Preschool Students”

Laura Hilton “A Quantitative Analysis of Beta-Amyloid Plaques in Cingulate Gyrus of Alzheimer’s Patients”

McKenzie Hyde “Unraveling Sex Trafficking Policy in India: A Case Study of Political Discourse of Trafficking in India”

Brianna Janiak “An Exposition of Bulgarian Solitaire”

Marley Koschel “Videogames: Effects on Impulsivity, Anxiety, Risk Taking and Physiological Reactivity”

Max Olsen “Modeling the Spread of  Hemlock Wooly Adelgid in Connecticut with a System of Partial Differential Equations”

Margaret Pallis “Fairytale and Religion in Jane Eyre: The Merging of Spiritualities”

Michelle Patenaude “Censored or Celebrated? A Comparative Analysis of Sexuality in Banned and Award Winning Young Adult Literature”

Lisa Petropoulos “Why Am I Doing This Again? Extreme Adventures of an Asthmatic Girl”

MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT

Publications

Mizan R. Khan, Richard Magner, Steven Senger & Arne Winterhof (In Press) Two Combinatorial Geometric Problems Involving Modular Hyperbolas. Integers

Mizan Khan, & Richard Magner (November, 2013). An application of Modular Hyperbolas to Quadratic Residues.  American Mathematical Monthly.  A copy of the manuscript is included here:   QuadResModHyprev

Presentations

Josh Matti, Rachel Lane, Rebecca Keenan (2014). Estimating the Volatility in the Black-Scholes Formula. Presented at the Joint Mathematics Meetings Baltimore, MD.

Kyle Courtemanche;  Mentor Pete Johnson Ph.D.  An Application of Markov Chains to Cross and Circle Games”  Eighth Annual Spuyten Duyvil Undergraduate Mathematics Conference, Manhattan College, 2013.

Richard Magner ; Mentor Mizan Khan, Ph.D.”Ordinary lines and modular hyperbolas” Combinatorial and Additive Number Theory (CANT 2013),  CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY 2013

Richard Magner;  Mentor Mizan Khan, Ph.D.“Ordinary lines and modular hyperbolas” Young Mathematicians Conference, Ohio State University,  Columbus,  OH, 2013.

PERFORMING ARTS DEPARTMENT

Presentations

Eastern Concert Chorale: Devannie Cesar, Emily Chubet, Conner Cummings, Mindy DeDominicis, Talia Erris,  Andrew Faria, Kyle Girard, Tyler Hinde, Alexis Kurtz, Jordan LaRusso, Tom Law, Moriah Perrett, Josh Perry, Judy Reid, Zach Rice, Ally Rollins, Erik Russell-Shepherd, Cecile St. Jean, Renae St. John,  Thomas Wazny, Matthew White, and Mikayla Zagata. ; Mentor David Belles, Ph.D. Perform  John Rutter’s “Requiem”. Carnegie Hall March 2014.

Eastern Chamber Singers ; Mentor David Belles, Ph.D. Perform Jeffrey Van’s “A Procession Winding Around Me”  for SATB choir and guitar Dan Hartington. Connecticut American Choral Director Association Presidents Conference October 2013

PSYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENT

Publications

Diller, J. W., Brown, R. M., & Patros, C. H. G. (2013). Revisiting Kazdin (1980): Contemporary Treatment Acceptability for Problem Behavior in Children. International Journal of Psychology and Psychological Therapy, 13(2), 225-231.

Katelyn R. Black & Jennifer P. Lezczynski (Summer 2013) Development of Child Attachment in Relation to Parental Empathy and Age. Psi Chi Journal of Psychological Research.

Diller, J. W. & Farnsworth, T. G. (2013). Alcohol effects on analogue risk-taking and delay discounting tasks. Poster presented at the 39th meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Minneapolis, MN, May 25-28, 2013.

Presentations   

Cerino, E. & Leszczynski, J. P. (April, 2014). Investigating subjective age, level of activity, and depressive Symptoms in older adults.  Poster to be Presented at the 18th Annual Posters on the Hill Conference, Washington, DC.

Cerino, E. & Leszczynski, J. P. (March, 2014). Investigating subjective age, level of activity, and depressive Symptoms in older adults.  Poster to be Presented at the Eastern Psychological Association’s Annual Conference, Boston, MA.

Eric Cerino ; Mentor: Lyndsey Lanagan-Leitzel, Ph.D. The Relations Between Academic Motivation, Self-Efficacy and Academic Procrastination. Poster Presented at the New England Psychological Association Conference October 2013.

Eric Cerino, Mentor: Lyndsey Lanagan-Leitzel, Ph.D. Psychology
“The Relations Between Academic Motivation, Self-Efficacy and Academic   Procrastination” COPLAC Northeast Regional Undergraduate Research Conference, North Adams, MA 2013.

Alita J. Cousins, Ph.D. , Victoria Klimas  & Madeleine Fugere, Ph.D.,  Development And Reliability Of The Resistance To Mate Guarding Scale. Poster Presented at the New England Psychological Association Conference October 2013.

Victoria Klimas, Alita J. Cousins, Ph.D.  & Madeleine Fugere, Ph.D., Validity Of The Resistance To Mate Guarding Scale. Poster Presented at the New England Psychological Association Conference October 2013.

Alexa Palasky,   The Palasky Negative Evaluation By Peers Scale. Poster Presented at the New England Psychological Association Conference October 2013.

Colin Whiston, The Great Depression: A Review Of Current Evolutionary Theories Explaining The Potential Utility Of Depression. Poster Presented at the New England Psychological Association Conference October 2013.

Fugère, M. A., Cathey, C. & Beetham, R. (2013, January).  Don’t tell me how to feel about affirmative action.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, New Orleans, LA.

Beetham, R. & Cousins, A. J. (2013, January).  The relationship between body mass index and impulsivity.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, New Orleans, LA.

CSU Psychology Day at Eastern Connecticut State University (May 2013)

Ruslan Abdukalikov, Relationship Between Stress Level, Coping Styles and Depression in Undergraduate University Students (Faculty Mentor: Kristalyn Salters-Pedneault)
Randi Jo Barton, Gender Differences, Openness, and Attitudes towards Disabled People (Faculty Mentor: Kristalyn Salters-Pedneault)
Kelsea Burkhardt, Personality and Relationship Status (Faculty Mentor: Kristalyn Salters-Pedneault)
Roxanne Campbell, Memory Across the Lifespan (Faculty Mentor: Lyndsey Lanagan-Leitzel)
Eric Cerino, Exploring Academic Motivation and Self-Efficacy’s Relationship to Academic Procrastination (Faculty Mentor: Kristalyn Salters-Pedneault) * Awarded Best Poster from Eastern *
Meghan Clough, Eric Cerino, Isaiah Roby, Lauramarie Rahusen, & Kirby Lessard, Snake or Milkshake? Investigating Threat Detection in College Women (Faculty Mentor: Lyndsey Lanagan-Leitzel)
Michael Cole, Examining Optimism and Locus of Control as Predictors of Coping Styles (Faculty Mentor: Kristalyn Salters-Pedneault)
Monica Concas, How Technology Use Relates to Social Anxiety (Faculty Mentor: Kristalyn Salters-Pedneault)
Elizabeth DeConto, The Relationship Between Religion and Happiness (Faculty Mentor: Kristi Salters-Pedneault)
Ariel Dupont, Gender Differences in Face-to-Face Social Interaction and Social Networking Site Use (Faculty Mentor: Peter Bachiochi)
Alyssa Fisher, The Relationship between Attachment Behaviors, Gender, and Perceived Stress (Faculty Mentor: Kristalyn Salters-Pedneault)
Shannon Glenn, Optimism and Social Support as Predictors of Relationship Closeness (Faculty Mentor: Peter Bachiochi)
Colleen Gomola, Relationship between Exercise, Working Memory, and Processing Speed in College Students (Faculty Mentor: Wendi Everton)
Brittany Graff, Caffeine on Working Memory (Faculty Mentor: Alita Cousins)
Melissa Groccia, Effects of Violent Media on Self-Esteem and Aggression (Faculty Mentor: James Diller)
Rachel Kulscar, The Relationship of Parental Authority and Alcohol Usage on Anxiety (Faculty Mentor: Kristalyn Salters-Pedneault)
Evan Lintz, The Effects of Nicotine Use on Memory (Faculty Mentor: Malcolm McCulloch)
Stephanie MacLaren, Extraversion, Agreeableness and Perceived Attraction of Online Dating Profiles (Faculty Mentor: Alita Cousins)
Taylor Martinez, Self Esteem and Attachment Style as Correlates of Relationship Satisfaction (Faculty Mentor: Alita Cousins)
Chelsea Myers, The relationship of Orthodox Christianity, Sexual Attitudes, and Guilt Proneness (Faculty Mentor: Alita Cousins)
Andrew Narcisco, Effects of Superstition on Anxiety and Free-throw Shot Execution (Faculty Mentor: James Diller)
Alexa Palasky, Image, Peer Perception and Social Avoidance in Female College Athletes and Non-Athletes (Faculty Mentor: Alita Cousins)
Isaiah Roby, A Review of Psychosurgery (Faculty Mentor: Margaret Letterman)
Taylor Scalia, The Correlational Study of Humor Styles and Perception of Trust on Romantic Relationship Satisfaction (Faculty Mentor: Wendi Everton) * Oral presentation*
Rachel Schaedler, Examining the Relations between Social Anxiety Disorder, Coping Styles, and Alcohol Use Disorders (Faculty Mentor: James Diller)
Ellen Swol, Narcissism, Use of Social Media, and how they relate to Self-Esteem (Faculty Mentor: James Diller)
Melissa Symolon, The Effects of Popular Culture on Child and Adolescent Development (Faculty Mentor: Melanie Evans)
Colin Whiston, The Great Depression: A Review of Current Evolutionary Theories Explaining the Potential Utility of Depression (Faculty Mentor: Alita Cousins)

Psychology Student Research prior to 2013

SOCIOLOGY DEPARTMENT

Publications

Nick L. Parsons & Matt Manierre (2013).  Investigating the Relationship among Prepaid Token Incentives, Response Rates and Nonresponse Bias in a Web Survey. Field Methods 25 (3) .

Presentations

Ashley Rose Acevedo ; Faculty Mentors: Kim Dugan, Ph.D. & Nick Parsons, Ph.D. Inequality at State Liberal Arts Schools: Race, Class, and Gender and Major Choice Eastern Sociological Society Annual Meeting, Boston, MA 2013

VISUAL ARTS DEPARTMENT

Presentations

Kara Berglund, Melissa Blazejak, Christina Broccoli, Laura Cardeno, Joshua Cranmer, Braden Herrick, Lauren Hodkinson, Cynthia Kapp, Solinda Keth, Colleen King, Hannah Lewis, Cassandra Marion, Chris McMenamey, Seth Myers, Kristin Palka, Joseph Perez, Robert Picone, Mark Raleigh, Alyssa Reilly, Alexa Senia, Chelsea Taylor, Tyler Scott and Julie Vega; Mentor June Bisantz, Ph.D. Visual Arts. “Green Lights Exhibit”  Exhibition Kerry Art Studio and Gallery.

Sean Duggan; Mentor June Bisantz Ph.D. Visual Arts
“Sentimental Journey” (Poster for Annual Hospital Gala) Exhibition at the COPLAC Northeast Regional Undergraduate Research Conference, North Adams, MA 2013.

Christina Browning; Mentor June Bisantz Ph.D. Visual Arts
“Sentimental Journey” (Poster for Annual Hospital Gala) Exhibition at the COPLAC Northeast Regional Undergraduate Research Conference, North Adams, MA 2013.




 

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