Nineteen SUNY Fredonia students authored or co-authored 13 different presentations at the SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference held at SUNY Buffalo State College on April 23.
The students, their respective projects and their mentors were:
- Hannah Barden, “Critique of Museum Exhibit Consumerism through the Lens of Burke’s Pentad and Ratios,” Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Angela McGowan-Kirsch;
- Rachel Blake, Jared Laurito, and Morgan Wright, “COVID-19 Hearing Loss,” Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Disorders and Science Nikki Sharon Go;
- Gabrielle Corvest, “Central Movement: How US Interventions Inspired the Northern Triangle Migration Crisis,” Department of World Languages and Cultures, Assistant Professor Ignacio Sarmiento Panez;
- Nicole Cronin, Sabrina Suriani, Caitlan Dean, and Gabrielle Carris, “Assignments of Liability for COVID-Related Illnesses,” SUNY Distinguished Service Professor Jack Croxton Department of Psychology;
- William Davis, “Methodology and Variance of Quartile Calculations,” Department of Mathematical Sciences SUNY Distinguished Service Professor H. Joseph Straight;
- Caitlan Dean, “If You Must Use Force, It’s Rape: A Rhetorical Analysis Using Bitzer’s Rhetorical Situation Theory,” Angela McGowan-Kirsch, Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication;
- Ashley Halm, “Field Guide to Butterflies,” Department of English, Assistant Professor Michael Sheehan;
- Alexander Mathewson, “Involvement of Barentsz in Gurken mRNA Translation in D. Melanogaster,” Department of Biology Associate Professor Scott Ferguson;
- Colm Roster, Marina Kessler, and Michael O’Hara, “Determination of T. sinensis male mating frequency by polymorphic and microsatellite loci”, Professor William Brown in the Department of Biology and Associate Professor Scott Ferguson;
- Christopher Sill, “The Covid Classroom,” Roslin Smith Department of Communication Associate Professor;
- Sarah Slack, “Using Burke’s Rhetorical Theory to Explore Banksy’s Rhetorical Act,” McGowan-Kirsch Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication;
- Olivia Sylvester, “A Shortcut to Cutting Triangles”, Department of Mathematical Sciences SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor Robert Rogers; and
- Esmeiry Ventura Santana, “Potato Derived Peptide for Control of Inflammatory Immune Response”, Assistant Professor Emeka Okeke of the Department of Biology.