Participant Abstract and Poster Booklet


Department

 

Student(s) Name

 

Faculty Sponsor

 

Title of Presentation

BIOL

Kassandra E. Brantley (Poster)

Dr. Leslie S. Jones

Change in Students’ Attitudes Toward Evolution

BIOL

David Garcia

Dr. Robert Gannon

Interleukin Receptors near the Suprachiasmatic Nucleus

BIOL

Sasha L. Booth (Poster)

Dr. Gretchen Bielmyer

Metal Accumulation in Two Species of Seaweed after Waterborne Metal Exposure

BIOL and HONORS

Kimberly Nicole Edwards and Mallory Shannon Clark

Dr. Matthew Waters  and Dr. Ofélia Nikolova

The Environmental History of Banks Lake

BIOL

Aaron C. Albritton-Ford and Benjamin T. Harper

Dr. Gretchen K. Bielmyer

The Influence of Salinity on Acute Toxicity to the Euryhaline Fish, Kryptolebiasmarmoratus

CHEM

Robert Rozier, Ivan Furtado, and Antonija Tangar

Dr. John T. Barbas

A Facile One-Pot Synthesis of Chiral Amines on Silica

CHEM

Kaitlyn V. Ledwitch and Ryenne N. Ogburn

Dr. Thomas Manning, Drs. Dennis Phillips and Greg Wylie

Copper (II) Cation as a Drug Delivery Mechanism:  Taxol and Quinine

CHEM

Jatin Patel and Jon Wyche

Dr. Thomas Manning and Dr. Jim Nienow

Cotton Balls as Mini-Aquariums for Marine Microbes

CHEM

Jeramy Baum, Riland Jones, J. Alex Etheridge, and Ted F. West III

Dr. Thomas Manning

Designing and Building Remote Operated Vehicles (ROV) to Hunt for Marine Natural Products

CHEM

Jarrett M. Darrah, Aaron C. Ford, Sierra Marable, Sadie E. Paulk, and Kaitlyn V. Ledwitch (Poster)

Dr. Thomas Manning

Improving the Efficacy of Amine Containing Medicines: A Computational Approach

CHEM

Ryenne N. Ogburn and Becky Parker-Hall

Dr. Thomas Manning

Ionization Suppression by Cations in Electrospray Ionization-Mass Spec in Analysis of a Marine Natural Product

CHEM

Jeramy Baum,  Aletrius Booker,  William Burch, William Capland, Melan DeBese, Lori Griner,  Tiffanie Guy, Riland Jones, Melanie Murphy, Mychal Outlaw, Jatin Patel, Puja Patel, Christopher Pyles, Stephanie Rowe, Tony Sampson, Ted F. West III, and Paul Williams

Dr. Thomas Manning

Kinetics and Thermodynamics of Solvent Evaporation: A Chemical Education Experience

CHEM

Carolyn B. Newham and Pratik P. Patel (Poster)

Dr. Yakov Y. Woldman

Measuring Permeability of Lipid Membranes to H+ and Acids

CHEM

Olivia R. Law

Dr. Linda de la Garza

Photocurrent Generation Using Different Electron Donors and Enediol Ligands on Fe2O3 Nanoparticulate Films

CHEM

Tia M. Bishop, William S. Burch, Sonal P. Desai, Joseph A. Etheridge, Joseph K. Farrow, Ivan L. Furtado, Lori B. Griner, Dustin C. Jenkins, Thomas K. Leggett, Christopher L. Louis, Amanda L. Mays, Taylor P. Middlebrooks, M. Merrick Murphy, Ryenne N. Ogburn, Christopher A. Pyles, Ted F. West III,  and Jonathan J. Wyche

Dr. Thomas Manning

Production of Aza-Fullerenes; Synthesis, Separation and Detection

CHEM

Ryenne N. Ogburn, Jatin Patel, Kaitlyn V. Ledwitch, Trevor Davis, and Jon Wyche

Dr. Thomas Manning

Synthesis of Bryostatins and other Natural Products Using a Sand-based microbial system

CHEM

Jodi Cox, Kaitlyn Ledwitch, and Ryenne N. Ogburn

Drs. Donna Gosnell and Thomas Manning

Taxol: Efficacy Against Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma

CHEM

Kaitlyn V. Ledwitch, Ryenne N. Ogburn, and Jarrett Darrah

Dr. Thomas Manning

World Health Organization’s List of Essential Medicines: Springboard for Educational and Research Projects.

ECSE

Zachary Johnston

Dr. Lucia Lu

Bullying in School Setting

ECSE

Andrea Wright

Dr. Lucia Lu

Children’s Literature for Mathematical Proficiency

ECSE

Johanna Manninen

Dr. Lucia Lu

Dr. Seuss Will Go to Finland for ESL Children

ECSE

Cristy Milligan

Dr. Lucia Lu

Exploring the Cherokee from  The Education of Little Tree 

ECSE

Jamia Reese

Dr. Lucia Y. Lu

Issues in Child Abuse

ECSE

Alex Cameron

Dr. Lucia Lu

Manga Across the Curriculum

ECSE

Mary Sheeley & Sarah Zipperer

Dr. Lucia Lu

Semiotics for Early Literacy in Process Writing

ECSE

Rakeeta Laird

Dr. Lucia Lu

The Homeless Children in the US

ECSE

Jessica Fitzpatrick

Dr. Lucia Lu

The Significance of Shel Silverstein on Early Literacy

ECSE

Kasey Combs

Dr. Lucia Lu

The Story of the Trail of Tears

HONORS and BIOL

Hayley Franklin (Dept. of Chemistry)

Dr. Emily Cantonwine and Dr. Ofélia Nikolova

Peanut Seed Assay

HONORS and HIST

Matthew Thomas Rivera (Dept of Biology)

Dr. Melanie S. Byrd and Dr. Ofélia Nikolova

Stigma and Quarantine: The Social Issues of the Modern Tuberculosis Epidemic

HONORS and PSYC

Savannah E. Spivey (Dept of Psychology)

Dr. Steven Kohn and Dr. Ofélia Nikolova

What Factors Motivate College Student’s Leisure and Recreation Choices?

HONORS and POLS

Kenneth Chase Kelly (Dept of POLS) (Poster)

Dr. Carol Glen and Dr. Ofélia Nikolova

Will China Become the Next Superpower?

HONORS and ENGL

Erica L. Garcia (Dept. of Math and CS)

Dr. Maren Clegg-Hyer  and Dr. Ofélia Nikolova

Women as Partners in The Odyssey and The Aeneid

KSPE

John Willner, Amanda Boone, Samantha Murphy, and Joshua Gervacio (Poster)

Dr. Tom Darling

Exercise for Cancer Survivors and Caregivers in Valdosta, Georgia

MATH/CS

Joseph Cauley and Chelsie Norton

Dr. José A. Vélez-Marulanda

Bezier Cubic Curves

MATH/CS

Jonathon Tyler Ramey and Andrew Stephen Lewis

Dr. Zhiguang Xu,

Green Keys

MATH/CS

William Rousse and Kai Tillman

Dr. Jam Jenkins

Proactive Remote Tutoring

MSRDE

Judy Branch, Justin Collins, Arin Patterson, and Jennifer West

Dr. Juan Walker

Interdisciplinary Unit Interactive Display Board

MSRDE

Kris Henderson, Marie Browne, Quinnton Finn, Michael Clapper

Dr. Juan Walker

Teaching with a Theme: Kenya

NAS

Sydny Lynn Haire (Poster)

Dr. Lavonna Lovern

Cacao in Central America

NAS

Tony Collins (Poster)

Dr. Lavonna Lovern

Indigenous Technology in Central and South America

NAS

Chase Landon Studstill (Poster)

Dr. Lavonna Lovern

Native American Religions in the Southeast

NAS

Janene Bessent (Poster)

Dr. Lavonna Lovern

The “Indian Problem” and the Dawes Act of 1887

NURS

David S. Shoe (Poster)

Dr. Anita G. Hufft and Dr. James P. Humphrey

Manipulation by Prison Inmates as it Pertains to Forensic Nurses: An Undergraduate’s Perspective

PHIL/REL

Sydny Lynn Haire (Poster)

Dr. Lavonna Lovern

An Examination of Christian and Hindu Trinities

PHIL/REL

Brenna Lockaby (Poster)

Dr. Lily Vuong

Barren Women and Sibling Rivalry: A Study of Rachel and Leah in Biblical Narrative

PHIL/REL

Colin Law (Poster)

Dr. Lily Vuong

Depictions of Women in the Hebrew Bible

PHIL/REL

Alexander F. Lawhorne (Poster)

Dr. Lavonna Lovern

Norse Neopaganism: A Return to Spiritual Roots or an Excuse for Racism?

PHIL/REL

Angelique Witmer (Poster)

Dr. Ari Santas

Perpetual Problems: Issues With Sovereignty in Global Politics

PAGES

Chad Novack (Poster)

Dr. Donald Thieme

3D Laser Scanning of Quarry Exposures in Coastal Plain Strata

PAGES

Cassie L. Taylor

Dr. Mark S. Groszos

A Detailed Structural Analysis of the Hinge Area of the Murphy Syncline, Ellijay, Georgia

PAGES

Rance L Harrod

Dr. Paul C. Vincent

Analysis of the Changes in Tobacco Farming in South Georgia

PAGES

Justin R. Womble (Poster)

Dr. Barry Hojjatie

Buckling and Euler’s Formula: An Experimental Investigation with Mechanical Testing System

PAGES

Wade Jeffers and Natalie Milko (Poster)

Dr. Barry Hojjatie

Challenges and Opportunities within VSU’s Engineering Studies Program: Emphasis on Internationalization

PAGES

Brian George Deye

Dr. Paul C. Vincent

Channel Change of the Withlacoochee River from 2009 to Present Day

PAGES

Brian C. Shanken and Steve Terry

Dr. Hasson Tavossi

Characterization of Composite Materials by

Wave-Matter Interactions

PAGES

William Michael Bartholomew (Poster)

Dr. Barry Hojjatie

Development of a 3-D CAD Model of Human Mandible

PAGES

Whitney Rountree (Poster)

Dr. Donald Thieme

Earthquakes in and near Japan, March-August, 2011

PAGES

Cordel Anthony Williams (Poster)

Dr. Frank Flaherty

Fourier Transform and Its Applications

PAGES

Benjamin Davis (Poster)

Dr. Donald Thieme

Ground-Penetrating Radar Investigation of Subsidence in Covered Karst Near Valdosta

PAGES

La’Stacia Reese

Dr. Michael Noll

How Humans Contributed to the Formation of Providence Canyon

PAGES

David C. Clark

Dr. Mark S. Groszos

Mineralogy of Palygorskite Deposits Near Ochlocknee, Georgia, Northeastern Thomas County

PAGES

Jacob Smith

Dr. Hasson Tavossi

Structural Soundness Monitoring of Pro-Elastic Materials by Ultrasound

PAGES

Mary Elizabeth Lupo

Dr. Donald Thieme

Surface Weathering of Limestone in Florida Caverns State Park

PAGES

Jay Sharpe (Poster)

Dr. Jia Lu

Urban Sprawl Analysis and Its Management Policy in Madison, Wisconsin Metropolitan Area

PAGES

Ivey Roubique

Dr. Mark S. Groszos

Volcanic Hazard Assessment for Georgia

PAGES

Brandon Dennis Hattermann

Dr. Paul C. Vincent

Yield and Efficiency of Precision Agriculture Crops in Regards to Non Precision Agriculture Crops

POLS

Charita Gates (Poster)

Dr. Marc G. Pufong

Indonesia: Politics, Constitution, and Rights of the People

POLS and HONORS

Katherine M. Wagnon (Poster)

Dr. James LaPlant and Dr. Ofélia Nikolova

Predictors of FY2010 Federal Spending in the United States

POLS

Alexander F. Lawhorne (Poster)

Dr. James Peterson

Social Media and the Arab Spring

POLS

Whitney Yarber (Communication Arts)

Dr. Marc G. Pufong

South Korea: Politics, Constitutional Guarantees, and Economic Rights

POLS and HONORS

Laura Hanna (Poster)

Dr. Michael Baun and Dr. Ofélia Nikolova

Transatlantic Relations and the Middle East: Pinpointing Israel and Palestine

POLS

Joseph Wagner (Poster)

Dr. James LaPlant

Voting Behavior and Proposition 19 to Legalize Marijuana in California

POLS

Jeffrey G. Burke (Poster)

Dr. James LaPlant

What are the Factors that Influenced a Minority Incumbent’s Reelection in the House of Representatives in 2010?

POLS

Douglas Smith

Dr. James LaPlant

What Factors Affect Gun Control Laws for Each State?

POLS Gabriella Chloe Mulholland Dr. James LaPlant What Factors Influence Globalization?

PSYC

Casey Holcom

Dr. Deborah Briihl

Perception of Vehicle Speed Based on Verb Usage and Time Elapsed

PSYC

Hazel R. Moon

Dr. Jeremy Tost

Race, Punishment and Victims of Crime – A Survey of Current Attitudes

SACJ

Alice Mendez

Dr. Mike Meacham

Utilization of Genograms for Biopsychosocial Evaluations

ENGL

Meagan C. Ellis

Dr. Nathan Elliott

Sylvia Plath’s Detachment from Motherhood as seen in Ariel: The Restored Edition

BIOL

Jonathan R. Brock

Dr. Gretchen K. Bielmyer

Metal Accumulation and Sublethal Effects in the Sea Anemone,Aiptasia pallida, after Waterborne Exposure to Metal Mixtures

PHIL/REL

David J. Gregors

Dr. Lavonna Lovern

A Separate Peace: An Introduction to the Gullah-Geechee Nation

ART and HONORS

Amber Blocker

Dr. Paula McNeill and Dr. Ofelia Nikolova

The New Deal’s Farm Security Administration Creative Writing

SACJ

Brittany S. Paxton

Dr. Marvin Smith

Appalachian Dialect and Music

COMM ARTS

Paul Drewitz

Dr. Michael Eaves

Social Information Processing Theory and Computer-Mediated Communication

HONS and POLS

Jennifer Rose Stakich

Dr. Carol M. Glen  and Dr. Ofélia R. Nikolova

Will the World Be Able to Feed Itself in the Foreseeable Future?

MCL

Savannah E. Spivey

Dr. Susan Wehling

No Pasó Nada: Un Analisis Literario

HONS at large PSYC

Andrew Tatler-Burgess

Dr. Julie Troyer

and Dr. Ofélia Nikolova

A Synergistic Paradigm of Teaching

PHIL/REL

Kelly L. Strickland

Dr. Ari Santas

Pragmatic Social Contract Theory

POLS and HONORS

S. Kathryn Grant

Dr. James LaPlant and Dr. Ofélia R. Nikolova

Gunning for Votes: An Analysis of Voting Behavior in the Georgia General Assembly

CHEM

Ryenne N. Ogburn, Kaitlyn V. Ledwitch, and Jeramy Baum

Dr. Tom Manning

Cancer Drugs from the Sea: A Comprehensive View

HIST

Robert Julian Rodriguez

Dr. Dixie Haggard

Cornplanter’s Diplomatic Strategy: From the American Revolution to the Treaty of Canandaigua

ENGL

Laura N. Hanna

Dr. Byron Brown

The Feminist Case for Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

MATH/CS

Alexandra Lily Wang

Dr. Krishnendu Roy

Are the Georgia Official Spelling Bee Rules Fair?

MARKETING & ECON

Felina B. Duncan

Dr. Zulal S. Denaux

Springboarding MENA: Economic Success in the Middle East and North Africa

HIST

William L. Gay

Dr. Mary Block

Male Prerogative, Media, and Divided Parliament: The Fight and Resistance to Raising of the Age of Consent in England, 1872-1885

ART

Julie A. Skinner

Dr. Paula McNeill

The Narrative Photographs of Dorothea Lange

COMM ARTS

Debate

John B. Desselle

Dr. Mike Eaves

The United States Federal Government Should Lower Gas Prices

COMM ARTS

Debate

Caty E. Quenga

Dr. Mike Eaves

The United States Federal Government Should Lower Gas Prices

COMM ARTS

Debate

Keven J. Rudrow

Dr. Mike Eaves

The United States Federal Government Should Lower Gas Prices

COMM ARTS

Debate

Avius N. Poole

Dr. Mike Eaves

The United States Federal Government Should Lower Gas Prices

COMM SCIENCES & DISORDERS

Sarah M. Lively

Drs. Jade Coston, Ruth Stonestreet, & Corine Myers-Jennings

Using LENATM with a Child with Cochlear Implants:  A Case Study

HIST

Joshua R. Herrin

Dr. John Dunn

Living in Neverland: The United States’ 15th Infantry Regiment in China, 1912-1938

BIOL

Brandi M. Griffin and Joshua L. Steele

Dr. Catherine Bush

The Phylogeny of Asimina and Deeringothamnus 

HONORS  and  ART

Katlyn P. Tucker

Dr. Paula McNeill and Dr. Ofelia Nikolova

Creative Writing from Historical Photographs

       

NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES

Pamela Johnson

Dr. Lavonna Lovern

Indigenous Philippine “Beginning” Knowledge

SACJ

Danielle Jordan

Dr. Matthew Richard

“Ladies, Man Up!”– An Ethnographic Study of Girls’ Basketball

MCL

Yannick Gill

Dr. Ericka Parra

Don Catrín de la Fachenda and the Mexican Drug War

HIST

Matthew R. Portwood

Dr. John Dunn

“Confusion Beyond Imagination”: U.S Army Chinese Language Training in Republican Era China

HONORS and PHIL/REL

Matthew Thomas Rivera (Dept of Biology)

Dr. Lily Vuong and Dr. Ofélia Nikolova

Bad Romance: How the Interactions between the Cults of Yahweh and Asherah Shaped Jewish Attitudes towards Women

MARKETING & ECON

Rebecca R. Falks

Dr. Zulal S. Denaux

Exchange Rate Volatility and Trade Flows: The EU and Turkey

MATH/CS

Brittney Nelson and AntonijaTangar

Drs. Denise T. Reid and José A. Vélez-Marulanda

The Leslie Matrix and Female Population in the United States

ACCT and FINANCE

Brian J. Leverett

Dr. Elvan Aktas

Effects of 2008 Financial Meltdown on Borrowers of Micro-financing Outlets

NATIVE

AMERICAN
STUDIES

Charles Pavey

Dr. Lavonna Lovern

Cherokee Removal

POLS

Matthew Vanacore

Dr. Marc Pufong

Colombia’s Struggled History: Politics, Drugs, the Constitution and Human Rights

ART QEP

Alden York

Ms. Jessica Goldsmith

Social and Circulatory Spatial use in Assisted Living Facilities

ART QEP

Shannon M. Dekle

Ms. Jessica Goldsmith

The Logic Behind Design

ART QEP

Julie M. Evans

Ms. Jessica Goldsmith

Privacy in Institutional Living: Student Dorms and Assisted Living Facilities

ART QEP

Natalia A. Panagopoulos

Ms. Jessica Goldsmith

Can a Kitchen Design Last a Lifetime?

ART QEP

Brooke H. Taylor

Ms. Jessica Goldsmith

Transitions from Student Dormitories and Assisted Living Facilities to Institutionalized Living Facilities

ART QEP

Asea M. Thompson

Ms. Jessica Goldsmith

Companionship Matters

CHEM Cieanna A. Baptiste Dr. Tolulope O. Salami Towards the Synthesis of Layered Cationic Materials for Catalysts