Schedule
2019
Thursday, May 2nd
1:55 PM

Opening Remarks

Liz Ahl, Plymouth State University

Hartman Union Building Courtroom

1:55 PM

2:00 PM

A Comparison of Atmospheric River Catalogs in the Northeastern United States

Megan Duncan, Meteorology/Mathematics

Hartman Union Building Courtroom

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

African Americans and the management of diabetes mellitus under the veil of health disparities

Lamienne Faverdieu, Nursing

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

An Analysis of Surface Cyclones Associated with Winter Power Outage Events

Trevor Campbell, Meteorology

Hartman Union Building Courtroom

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Behavioral Responses of the Northern Crayfish (Faxonius virilis) to Physical Presence and Chemical Cue from the Invasive Rusty Crayfish (F. rusticus)

Adam Bowman, M.S. Biology

Hartman Union Building Courtroom

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Bring Communities Together Through Agriculture

Emily Shealy, Interdisciplinary Studies

Hartman Union Building Courtroom

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Cajun Music’s Influence on Cajun Culture

Christine McElreavy, French

Hartman Union Building Courtroom

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Defining Complexity of Continuous Functions in Relation to Artificial Neural Networks

Devon Hastings, Mathematics, Computer Science

Hartman Union Building Courtroom

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Effect of Caffeine on Vertical jump, the Wingate Test and VO2max Test

Abigail Reynolds, Exercise & Sport Physiology
Colleen McGonagle, Exercise & Sports Physiology
Liam Sweeney, Exercise & Sports Physiology
Amber Fitts, Exercise & Sports Physiology

Hartman Union Building Courtroom

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Effects of Elderberry Extract on the Insulin/ IGF-1 (IIS) Pathway of Caenorhabditis elegans

Christopher Frignoca, Biochemistry/Environmental Biology
Kyle Manning, Biochemistry
Nico Botelho, Biochemistry

Hartman Union Building Courtroom

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Effects of Foam Rolling on Aerobic Performance

Kate Martin, Exercise & Sport Physiology
Emilee Wargo, Exercise & Sport Physiology
Hannah Elmer, Exercise & Sport Physiology
Kayla Nester, Exercise & Sport Physiology

Hartman Union Building Courtroom

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Fish Abundance and Biomass Across Four Sampling Locations in Mirror Lake, North Woodstock NH

Justin Orr, Environmental Biology
Gabe Winant, Environmental Biology

Hartman Union Building Courtroom

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Flooding and Paleoclimatology of Central NH Wetlands

Kayleen Larose, Environmental Science & Policy

Hartman Union Building Courtroom

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Freezing Levels and Atmospheric Rivers over the California Feather River Watershed

Julie Cunningham, Meteorology

Hartman Union Building Courtroom

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Gauging the Effects of Sustainable Permaculture: a Biological Index of Sadhana Forest in Auroville, India

John McCarthy, Environmental Biology
Christopher Frignoca, Environmental Biology & Biochemistry

Hartman Union Building Courtroom

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Green and Fast Synthesis of Imines from Naturally Occurring Antibacterial Compounds

Anthony Cestrone, Chemistry

Hartman Union Building Courtroom

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Hydrometeorological Characteristics of Ice Jams on the Pemigewasset River in Central New Hampshire

Matthew Sanders, M.S. Meteorology

Hartman Union Building Courtroom

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Identifying Patterns in Modular Arithmetic

Christina Shatney, Mathematics, Computer Science

Hartman Union Building Courtroom

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Identifying Potential Flooding Events in New England

Briana Stewart, Meteorology

Hartman Union Building Courtroom

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

In Vitro Antibacterial Activities of Basil Species: Ocimum sanctum, Ocimum tenuiflorum, and Ocimum basilicum

Binita Gajmer, Biochemistry
Brooke Cavanaugh, Chemistry

Hartman Union Building Courtroom

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Influence of Large-Scale Regime Transitions on Atmospheric River Events over Western North America

W. Samuel Webber, M.S. Meteorology

Hartman Union Building Courtroom

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Investigating the Effects of CTGF in a Cell Culture Model of Wound Healing

Hannah Dermako, Biology
Leo Shattuck, Cell & Molecular Biology
Brandon Proulx, Biology
Isabella Kuhn, Biology

Hartman Union Building Courtroom

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Localization of GABA and Glutamate in the Central Nervous System of Juvenile American Horseshoe Crabs

Dakota Powell, Environmental Biology
Alyssa Morse, Biology
Amber Adams, Biology
Chelsea Barnes, Biology

Hartman Union Building Courtroom

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Peers Educating Peers: Healthy Living at PSU

Sydney Wacht, Health Promotion & Education
Kelsey Wang, Health Promotion & Education

Hartman Union Building Courtroom

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Pharmaceuticals in the Environment and Their Effect on the Development and Behavior in the American Horseshoe Crab, Limulus polyphemus

Amber Lauchner, M.S. Biology

Hartman Union Building Courtroom

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Population Estimates and Demographics of Mirror Lake Fish Species

Gabriel Winant, M.S. Biology

Hartman Union Building Courtroom

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Snapshot Analysis of the Abundance and Community Composition of Terrestrial Invertebrates in Three Tributaries of the Beebe River in Campton, NH

Dominique Tarr, Environmental Biology

Hartman Union Building Courtroom

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Study of Migrant Workers

Paola Rivera Villafane, Spanish
Alyssa Brown, Spanish

Hartman Union Building Courtroom

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Convergence Club: An Explanation of Media Convergence Through Fan Films

John Welch, Communication & Media Studies
Tom Perkins, Communication
Devin Sloan, Communication & Media Studies
Dean Mellor, Communication

Hartman Union Building Room 119

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Effects of Biomedical Bleeding Stressors on the Heart Rate of the American Horseshoe Crab, Limulus polyphemus

Tabatha Nason, Environmental Biology
DeAndre Wooding, Interdisciplinary Studies
William Eason, Biology
Chaim Tendler, Biology
Amber Lauchner, M.S. Biology

Hartman Union Building Courtroom

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Effects of Personal Care Product Toxins on Locomotion in Limulus polyphemus, the American Horseshoe Crab

Samuel Aylward, M.S. Biology
Brianna Chase, Biology
Jacob Mozier, Biology
Emery Roakes, Biology
Amber Lauchner, M.S. Biology

Hartman Union Building Courtroom

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Effects of Two Antihypertensives on the Locomotion of Juvenile American Horseshoe Crabs, Limulus polyphemus

Johnathan Martineau, Interdisciplinary Studies
Amber R. Lauchner, M.S. Biology
Tyler N. Thomas, Biology

Hartman Union Building Courtroom

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Legend of Question Six

John Arico, Mathematics

Hartman Union Building Courtroom

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

3:00 PM

Behavioral Effects of Caffeine and Triclosan on Limulus polyphemus

Mackenzie Kennedy, Interdisciplinary Studies
Amber Lauchner, M.S. Biology

Hartman Union Building Courtroom

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Building Empathy Through Outdoor Education

Tynisha Ingerson, M.S. Marriage & Family Therapy
Conor Hughes, M.S. School Counseling

Hartman Union Building Courtroom

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Business Analysis of The New Hampshire Grand Hotels

Brandon McGirl, Accounting
Lea Kendall, Business Sales
Tristan Beaulieu, Finance
Peter Capone, Sports Management
Daniel Tucci, Business Administration
Acharya Angeela, Business Administration

Hartman Union Building Courtroom

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Central Pressure Tendency Analysis of Eastern North America Occluded Cyclones

Joseph Ricciotti, Meteorology

Hartman Union Building Courtroom

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

College Veterans: Academic and Social Group Supports

Lora Giguere, Social Work
Andrew Harris, Social Work

Hartman Union Building Courtroom

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Comparing the Experiences of Plymouth State University's Global Community

Kaylee Rogers, Anthropology

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Comparing the Experiences of Plymouth State University's Global Community

Kaylee Rogers, Anthropology

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Differences in Open-Canopy Foraging Behaviors that Influence Resource Partitioning Between Three Tyrannidae Species in Monteverde, Costa Rica

James Canwell, Environmental Biology

Hartman Union Building Courtroom

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Does the Presence of Brook Trout Influence the Benthic Insect Community in a Headwater Stream?

Jane Burdick, Interdisciplinary Studies
Dakota Powell, Environmental Biology

Hartman Union Building Courtroom

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Elderberry Extract Modifies the Proteostasis Network and Extends Lifespan in C. elegans

Kyle Manning, Biochemistry
Nico Botelho, Biochemistry
Bao Nguyen, Biochemistry

Hartman Union Building Courtroom

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Exploring the Effectiveness of Social Media Activism

Deneé Woods, Communication & Media Studies

Hartman Union Building Courtroom

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Group-Selection Harvest Increases Avian Diversity

Kelsey Pangman, M.S. Biology

Hartman Union Building Courtroom

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Hemispheric Effects in Facial and Emotional Perception

Megan Milligan, Psychology

Hartman Union Building Courtroom

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Intergenerational Storytelling Between College-Aged Students and Older Adults in a Rural Community

Emily Krueger, Social Work

Hartman Union Building Courtroom

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

King Arthur Flour Social Media Audit

Eklutna Kenney, Professional Communication, Studio Art

Hartman Union Building Courtroom

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Mount Washington Boundary Layer Project

Stephen Durham, Meteorology

Hartman Union Building Courtroom

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

On-Campus Local Foods Market

Dominique Tarr, Environmental Biology

Hartman Union Building Courtroom

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Potential Impacts of an Evolutionarily Conserved SNP in frhA on Virulence Capabilities of Vibrio cholerae

Amie Tuttle, Cell & Molecular Biology
Nick Trahan, Biology

Hartman Union Building Courtroom

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Promoting Health in Real World Settings

Kendra Danby, Health Promotion

Hartman Union Building Courtroom

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Squam Lake's Water Quality Through Time

Sydney Welch, Environmental Science & Policy

Hartman Union Building Courtroom

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Effect of a Four-Week Beta Alanine Supplementation on Overall Performance in a 5 km Run

Amanda Hainey, Exercise & Sport Physiology
Warren Bartlett, Exercise & Sport Physiology
Diana Perez, Exercise & Sport Physiology
Timothy Curtin, Exercise & Sport Physiology
Samuel Keddie, Exercise & Sport Physiology

Hartman Union Building Courtroom

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Effect of Anthocyanin-Rich Purple Corn Extract on the Healthspan of Caenorhabditis elegans

Daniel Shaw, Biology

Hartman Union Building Courtroom

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Effects of PERIOD RNAi on Circadian and Circatidal Rhythms of The American Horseshoe Crab

Ryan Scanlon, M.S. Biology
Michelle Davis, Cell & Molecular Biology
Adam Chastan, Biology

Hartman Union Building Courtroom

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Expressions of HSP70 Protein in Eastern Brook Trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) Exposing to Seasonal Water Temperature and Conductivity

Bao Nguyen, Biochemistry

Hartman Union Building Courtroom

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Triangular Taxicab Geometry

Delia O'Connor, Mathematics

Hartman Union Building Courtroom

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Une Promenade à Travers L'Histoire

Monica Hamel, French, Communication & Media Studies

Hartman Union Building Courtroom

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

4:00 PM

Adolescent Patient: Comparison of Traditional Pharmacological and Nonpharmacological Therapies for Treatment of Depression

Marissa Palermo, Nursing
Megan Romano, Nursing

Hartman Union Building Courtroom

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Autologous Islet Cell Transplantation-Future Forward Approach to Eliminating Long-Term Insulin Use

Meghan Lahti, Nursing

Hartman Union Building Courtroom

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Characterization of Medicinal Compounds Found in Various Species of Basil

Brooke Cavanaugh, Chemistry
Binita Gajmer, Biochemistry

Hartman Union Building Courtroom

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

CPR Effectiveness at Preventing Mortality

Janelle Eastman, Nursing
Alexyss Lawson, Nursing
Michael Stazinski, Nursing

Hartman Union Building Courtroom

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Creative Arts Programming: Instrumentation to Assess Youth Self-Motivation

Melissa Leo, M.S. School Counseling
Roxanne Harmon, M.S. School Counseling

Hartman Union Building Courtroom

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Does the Online Disinhibition Effect Influence the Shaping of Fan Behaviors?

Thomas Perkins, Communication & Media Studies

Hartman Union Building Courtroom

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Effect of Inhibition of Protein Synthesis and Phosphorylation on Circatidal Mechanism of Limulus polyphemus

Meggin Brooks, Biology
Alison Terres, Biology
James Vermillion, Biology
Amber Lauchner, M.S. Biology

Hartman Union Building Courtroom

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Effects on Caenorhabditis elegans in Heavy Metal and Oil Contaminated Soil

Zachary Edwards, Biotechnology

Hartman Union Building Courtroom

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Emergency Department Nursing Work Related Burnout

Jenna O'Malley, Nursing
Shana Murphy, Nursing

Hartman Union Building Courtroom

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Exploring How New Hampshire Non-Profit Organizations Can Better Serve Women of Color

Molly Cassidy, Sociology

Hartman Union Building Courtroom

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Extraction and Purification of Myoglobin From Bovine Muscle Cells

Benjamin Meuse, Biochemistry
Stephen Hill, Biochemistry
Bao Nguyen, Biochemsitry
Christopher Frignoca, Biochemistry
Katrina Wells, Biochemistry

Hartman Union Building Courtroom

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Genetic Variants in the CTGF Gene Associated with a Family History of Heart Disease

Leo Shattuck, Cell & Molecular Biology
Jacob Mozier, Biology
Michael Towsend, Biology

Hartman Union Building Courtroom

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Native American Culture Incorporation in Rehabilitation Programs For Individuals Recovering from Alcoholism and Substance Abuse

Domenica Arone, Anthropology

Hartman Union Building Courtroom

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Outcomes of Prenatal Vitamin Use

Autumn Cahoon, Nursing
Shelby Swanick, Nursing

Hartman Union Building Courtroom

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Population Ecology of Red-Backed Salamanders (Plethodon cinereus) at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest

Emily Blaikie, Interdisciplinary Studies
Adam Bowman, M.S. Biology
Elizabeth Service, Biology
Amber Zawrotny, Environmental Biology

Hartman Union Building Courtroom

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Regular Polygon Patterns

Zachary Smith, Mathematics

Hartman Union Building Courtroom

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Big-Dot Product: An Altered Dot Product

John Wrobel, Mathematics

Hartman Union Building Courtroom

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Effect of Creatine on 24-Hour Blood Pressure, Mean Arterial Pressure, and Pulse Pressure

Aaron Chalifoux, Exercise & Sport Physiology
Braeden Alward, Exercise & Sport Physiology
Kelsey Randlett, Exercise & Sport Physiology
Dan Waddell, Exercise & Sport Physiology
Mitchell Banuskevich, Exercise & Sport Physiology
Michael Covach, Exercise & Sport Physiology
Tim Perron, Exercise & Sport Physiology

Hartman Union Building Courtroom

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Effects of Cannabis Consumption on Schizophrenia Development

Sierra Weir, Nursing

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Effects of Delayed Bathing in Full-Term Vaginally Delivered Newborns

Jillian Rooney, Nursing
Brenna Peruch, Nursing

Hartman Union Building Courtroom

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Effects of Umbilical Cord Milking Versus Delayed Cord Clamping in Preterm Infants

Olivia Dalessio, Nursing

Hartman Union Building Courtroom

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Portrayal and Representation of Ed Kemper in Mind Hunter

Mariah Davis, Interdisciplinary Studies
Renee Hall, Communication Studies

Hartman Union Building Courtroom

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Use of Geological Approaches in Determining the Source, Transportation Pathways and Food Chain Impacts of Recent DDT Contamination in Squam Lake, NH

Amanda May, M.S. Environmental Science & Policy
Katrina Wells, Biochemistry
Stephen Hill, Biochemistry

Hartman Union Building Courtroom

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

What Cultural Themes Are Present in the 28th Season of The Simpsons?

Khue Nguyen, Communication & Media Studies
Joey Leblanc, Communication & Media Studies

Hartman Union Building Courtroom

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM