Spring 2018 Port Day Schedule

​8:30 - 10:15 Joan P. Brock School of Mathematics and Natural Sciences Oral Presentations
(Blocker Auditorium)

Priscilla Berstler ‘18 (Earth & Environmental Sciences), “Improving Confidence in Mineral Identification with EDS: A Surprise from GIS”
Course: EES 489
Mentor: Prof. Chris Haley

Arika Marosi ‘19 (Chemistry), “Total Phosphorus Using Persulphate Digestion Followed by Ion Chromatography vs. Spectral Analysis”
Course: CHEM 489
Mentor: Prof. Maury Howard

Shane McPherson ‘18 (Chemistry), “Trace and Heavy Metal Uptake by Algae from Four VWU Retention Ponds by ICP-MS”
Course: CHEM 489
Mentor: Prof. Maury Howard

Kellen Phillips ‘18 (Biology), “Metal Etching & Evaluation of Printing Methods: A Laboratory Activity for Middle and High School Students”
Course: CHEM 489
Mentor: Prof. Kevin Kittredge

Corentin Villot ‘18 (Chemistry), “The Microwave-assisted Synthesis of Biodiesel from various Feedstock Oils”
Course: CHEM 489
Mentor: Prof. Kevin Kittredge

Tyler Ostrovecky ‘18 (Earth & Environmental Sciences), “Shark and Sea Turtle Population Trends in the Bocas Del Toro Province”
Course: INST 401
Mentor: Prof. Dr. Nadia Rubio (Bocas del Toro, Panama)

Edwin Kinsey ‘18 (Earth & Environmental Sciences), Sustainability Intern with Hourigan Construction
Course: EES 470
Mentor: Prof. Elizabeth Malcolm

​10:15 - 10:30

Break

 
​10:30 - 12:15 Birdsong School of Social Science Oral Presentations
(Blocker Auditorium)

Ryan De Los Reyes ‘19 (Psychology), Internship at In Faith Psychological Services
Course: PSY 479
Mentor: Prof. Taryn Myers

Maddie Starr ‘18 (Psychology), “XX Marks the Spot: Visual Search Strategies of Athletes and Non-Athletes”
Course: PSY 480
Mentor: Prof. Scott Hinze

Tiffany Cariker ‘18 (Business), Internship at Norfolk International Airport
Course: MBE 389
Mentor: Prof. Robert Albertson

Jessica Pittman ‘18 (Psychology), “Studying Abroad in London”
Course: INST 401
Mentors: Prof. Sara Sewell & Ms. Mandy Reinig

Quinci Rockette ‘18 (Social Work), Internship at the Virginia Beach Community Development Corporation
Course: SW 472
Mentor: Prof. Annette Clayton

Alexius Everette ‘18 (Psychology), “Looking Good in New Jeans”
Course: PSY 480
Mentor: Prof. Taryn Myers

Zoe Traficante ‘18 (Mathematics), Internships at ADP & CV International
Course: MBE 416
Mentor: Prof. Robert Albertson

​12:15 - 1:15

​Break

 

​1:15 - 3:00

Susan S. Goode School of Arts and Humanities Oral Presentations
(Blocker Auditorium)

Riley Conrad ‘18 (International Studies and Religious Studies), “Study Abroad in Spain: Encounters with Spanish Catholicism”
Course: INST 401
Mentor: Prof. Sara Sewell

Hebo “Sabine” Dramou ‘18 (Political Science and International Studies), “Effects of Colonialism in Guinea”
Course: FR 443
Mentor: Prof. Alain Gabon

Fonyuy Njoka ‘18 (French Studies and Biology), “Historical Legacies of Colonialism and its Impact on Contemporary Senegal”
Course: FR 443
Mentor: Prof. Alain Gabon

Sarah Puchalla ‘18 (Theatre), “Meeting in the Middle”
Course: TH 424
Mentor: Prof. Travis Malone

Nicholas Hipple ‘18 (Theatre and Business), “Accounting for Arts Collections”
Course: TH 492
Mentor: Prof. Travis Malone

Patrice Glover ‘18 (Music), “Educational Outreach with the Virginia Opera”
Course: MUS 492
Mentor: Prof. Bryson Mortensen

Justin Smith ‘18 (Communication), “Interning at Entercom”
Course: COMM 481
Mentor: Prof. Kathy Merlock-Jackson

Pathway Panel: Research in English Literature
Course: ENG 489
Mentor: Prof. Sue Larkin

Cassidy Ramsey ‘18 (English and Criminal Justice)

Caitlin Sing ‘18 (English)

Gwendolynn Malone ‘18 (English and Political Science)

Jordan Thomas ‘18 (English and Communication)

Aaliyah Chears-Burton ‘18 (English)

​3:00 - 4:30

University-wide Poster Reception
(C-Mac, Jane P. Batten Student Center).
Refreshments served.

Internships

Maya Ball ‘18 (Social Work), Tidewater Youth Services Commission
Course: : SW 472
Mentor: Prof. Annette Clayton

April Bell ‘18 (Biology), SPCA of Northeastern North Carolina
Course: : BIO 470
Mentor: Prof. Deirdre Gonsalves-Jackson

Brianna Brunk ‘18 (Hispanic Studies and Psychology), Eastern Virginia Medical School
Course: : PSY 479
Mentor: Prof. Taryn Myers

Lauren Bryant ‘18 (Social Work), Samaritan House
Course: : SW 472
Mentor: Prof. Annette Clayton

Emily Burkard ‘18 (Criminal Justice), Chesapeake Probation and Parole
Course: : CJ 484
Mentor: Prof. Scott Liverman

Christina Call ‘18 (Social Work), Virginia Beach Community Development Corporation
Course: : SW 472
Mentor: Prof. Annette Clayton

Tiffany Cariker ‘18 (Business), Norfolk International Airport
Course: : MBE 389
Mentor: Prof. Robert Albertson

Jessa Mae Docor ‘19 (Psychology), Chesapeake CASA
Course: : PSY 479
Mentor: Prof. Taryn Myers

 Mikayla Dunnavant ‘18 (Biology), Sentara Norfolk General Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
Course: : BIO 470
Mentor: Prof. Deirdre Gonsalves-Jackson

Kaylah Duplain ‘20 (Biology), APM Spine and Sports
Course: : BIO 470
Mentor: Prof. Deirdre Gonsalves-Jackson

Jaime Esquivel ‘18 (Political Science), NATO Innovation Hub
Course: : POLS 498
Mentor: Prof. Leslie Caughell

Drew Fairbanks ‘18 (Criminal Justice), ODU Army ROTC
Course: : CJ 484
Mentor: Prof. Scott Liverman

Tiffany Ferraiolo ‘18 (Social Work), Newport News Department of Human Services
Course: : SW 472
Mentor: Prof. Annette Clayton

Fonyuy Njoka ‘18 (French Studies and Biology), Internship at the Red Cross Hospital in Pikine, Senegal
Course: : BIO 470
Mentor: Prof. Deirdre Gonsalves-Jackson

Alexandra Ghazaleh ‘18 (Biology), Nauticus
Course: : BIO 470
Mentor: Prof. Deirdre Gonsalves-Jackson

Leslie Hackney ‘18 (Biology), The Bunny Hutch 
Course: : BIO 470
Mentor: Prof. Maynard Schaus

Megan Holloway ‘18 (Social Work), YWCA South Hampton Roads
Course: : SW 472
Mentor: Prof. Annette Clayton

 Brittany Keller ‘18 (Social Work), Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS)
Course: : SW 472
Mentor: Prof. Annette Clayton

Francesca Lanuza ‘18 (Business), Intel Corporation
Course: : MBE 417
Mentor: Prof. Robert Albertson

Emily Latimer ‘18 (Biology), Currituck House Assisted Living Facility
Course: : BIO 470
Mentor: Prof. Deirdre Gonsalves-Jackson

Jordan Latvis ‘18 (Psychology), Chesapeake Bay Academy
Course: : PSY 479
Mentor: Prof. Taryn Myers

 Jordan Louk ‘18 (Social Work), Therapeutic Alliance
Course: : SW 472
Mentor: Prof. Annette Clayton

Tabitha Lowell ‘18 (Business), Dixon Hughes Goodman, LLP
Course: : MBE 417
Mentor: Prof. Robert Albertson

Stephanie Norwood ‘18 (Biology), Intrepid Hospice 
Course: : BIO 470
Mentor: Prof. Maynard Schaus

Kathleen Roberts ‘18 (Political Science), Anderson & Pittman, PC
Course: : POLS 498
Mentor: Prof. Leslie Caughell

Abigail Spahr ‘18 (Biology), Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center
Course: : BIO 470
Mentor: Prof. Deirdre Gonsalves-Jackson

Sydney Thompson ‘18 (Biology), Embody, LLC
Course: : BIO 470
Mentor: Prof. Deirdre Gonsalves-Jackson

Zoe Traficante ‘18 (Business), OneADP Norfolk
Course: : MBE 417
Mentor: Prof. Robert Albertson

Ashley Whipple ‘18 (Biology), Nauticus
Course: : BIO 470
Mentor: Prof. Deirdre Gonsalves-Jackson

Ashley Winslow ‘18 (Business), Accounting Internship with Anchor Realty Group
Course: : MBE 417
Mentor: Prof. Robert Albertson

 Eliza Zehmer ‘18 (Social Work), Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia
Course: : SW 472
Mentor: Prof. Annette Clayton

Study Away

Rachel Fuller ‘19 (Biology), “Do Spirobranchus Giantess Act as Deterrents against Predation on their Scleractinian Coral Hosts?”
Course: : INST 401
Mentor: Prof. Franziska Elmer (Kralendijk Bonaire)

Fonyuy Njoka ‘18 (French Studies and Biology), “Afroawakening”
Course: : INST 401
Mentor: Prof. Tounkara Gamo and Cheikh (Dakar, Senegal, West Africa)

Jenna Serna ‘18 (Psychology and Women’s and Gender Studies), “Strive for Difference”
Course: : INST 401
Mentor: Prof. Sara Sewell

Undergraduate Research

Amanda Albert ‘19 (Biology), “Elevation Distribution of Puerto Rican Harvestmen Species”
Course: : BIO 489
Mentor: Prof. Maynard Schaus

Sydnie Allen ‘19 (History and Latin), “Helen of Troy as a Figure of Dominance in Greek Epics”
Course: : CLAS 450
Mentor: Prof. Ben Haller

Armon Ardila ‘18 (Psychology), “A Study of Physical Activity, Body Image, and Self-Esteem”
Course: : PSY 480
Mentor: Prof. Taryn Myers

Benjamin Astrum ‘18 (Individualized Studies),“Why We Can’t Be Sweden”
Course: : MBE 308
Mentor: Prof. Michelle Vachris

Peyton Auxt ‘18 (Communication), “The Influence of Organizational Culture on Perceived Success of Organizational Change”
Course: : MBE 490
Mentor: Prof. Paul Ewell

Kelly Bateman ‘19 (Comprehensive Liberal Studies Curricular Emphasis), “Types of Rewards and Motivational Influence in the Classroom”
Course: : INST 482
Mentor: Prof. William McConnell

Myles Baynard ‘19 (Social Work), “Breathing Skills for Musicians and Athletes”
Course: : SW 450
Mentor: Prof. Ben Dobrin

Heidi Brinker ‘18 (Business), “The Influence of Organizational Culture on Perceived Success of Organizational Change”
Course: : MBE 490
Mentor: Prof. Paul Ewell

Cassandra Caldwell ‘20 (Biology), “Developing a Laboratory Experiment for Sophomore Organic Chemistry. Microwave-assisted Synthesis in the Suzuki Coupling of p-Tolylboronic acid and 4-Iodophenol”
Course: : CHEM 489
Mentor: Prof. Kevin Kittredge

Terra Caple ‘18 (Social Work), “The Study of Caffeine's Effect on Sleep”
Course: : SW 450
Mentor: Prof. Ben Dobrin

Tiffany Cariker ‘18 (Business), “International Logistics”
Course: : MBE 490
Mentor: Prof. Paul Ewell

Allison Claus ‘19 (Psychology), “Dietary Restraint as a Risk Factor for Disordered Eating”
Course: : PSY 480
Mentor: Prof. Taryn Myers

Joshua Davis ‘18 (Art), “Alternative Firing Techniques for Abstract Ceramic Vessels”
Course: : ART 450
Mentor: Prof. Joyce Howell

Olivia Diana ‘18 (Biology), “Tracking Human Impact and Remediation of Temperate Lakes that Have Experienced Eutrophication Using Living and Subfossil Records”
Course: : BIO 489
Mentor: Prof. Andrew Michelson

Hayley Dodaro ‘18 (Psychology), “Earworms: Controlling the Mind”
Course: : PSY 480
Mentor: Prof. Scott Hinze

Haleigh Espada ‘19 (Social Work), “The Differences in Academic Performance Between Employed and Non-Employed Students”
Course: : SW 450
Mentor: Prof. Ben Dobrin

Tatiana Eubanks ‘18 (Art), “Mindfulness in Photography”
Course: : ART 450
Mentor: Prof. Joyce Howell

Brandon Foster ‘18 (Social Work), “How Student Involvement Impacts GPA among the Greeks
Course: : SW 450
Mentor: Prof. Ben Dobrin

Mary Ann Gower ‘19 (Social Work), “Stress and Alcohol Consumption in College Students”
Course: : SW 450
Mentor: Prof. Ben Dobrin

Ashley Grabowski ‘18 (Psychology), “Effect of the Use of Cosmetics on Self- and Social-perception and Overall Appearance Satisfaction”
Course: : PSY 480
Mentor: Prof. Taryn Myers

Kathryn Grainer ‘19 (Business), “The Influence of Organizational Culture on Perceived Success of Organizational Change”
Course: : MBE 301
Mentor: Prof. Paul Ewell

Robert Grant ‘19 (Social Work), “The Correlation of Drinking Habits between Service Industry and Corporate Employees”
Course: : SW 450
Mentor: Prof. Ben Dobrin

Mariah Hendrick ‘18 (Biology), “Identification and Analysis of Algal Species Found in the Stormwater Ponds Surrounding the GESC”
Course: : CHEM 489
Mentor: Prof. Maury Howard

Brittany Hockey ‘18 (Social Work), “Analysis of Student Leadership GPAs between Greeks and Non-Greeks”
Course: : SW 450
Mentor: Prof. Ben Dobrin

Cameron Irby ‘19 (Computer Science), “Factors that Influence the Underrepresentation among Black Students in STEM”
Course: : INST 482
Mentor: Prof. William McConnell

John Jennings ‘19 (Computer Science), “Richardson's Onamental Iron Co., A Business Information System”
Course: : CS 489
Mentor: Prof. John Wang

Riley Koenig ‘18 (Art), “Casting Glass”
Course: : ART 450
Mentor: Prof. Joyce Howell

Tiana Johnson ‘19 (Social Work), “The Effect of Single-parent Homes on an Individual's Personal Relationship.”
Course: : SW 450
Mentor: Prof. Ben Dobrin

Maia Llewellyn ‘18 (Computer Science), “The Textbook Exchange: An Online Platform for College Students”
Course: : CS 489
Mentor: Prof. John Wang

Melanie Lorenzo ‘18 (Comprehensive Liberal Studies Curricular Emphasis), “Perceptions of the Impact of Parent Distress on Children's Behavior: How Teachers Can Provide Positive Support”
Course: : INST 482
Mentor: Prof. William McConnell

Morgan Lucas ‘18 (Comprehensive Liberal Studies Curricular Emphasis), “Impact of Explicit Intervention on Students’ Understanding of the Nature of Science”
Course: : INST 482
Mentor: Prof. William McConnell

Manijha Mack ‘18 (Hispanic Studies), “Academic Success of Black Students Attending Predominantly White Institutions”
Course: : INST 482
Mentor: Prof. William McConnell

Genesis McDaniels ‘19 (Social Work), “Body Image Differences between Female College Freshmen and Seniors”
Course: : SW 450
Mentor: Prof. Ben Dobrin

Amber McDonald ‘19 (Psychology), “What Type of Cognitive Dissonance Helps and Where? An Examination of a Brief Appearance-focused versus Non-appearance-focused Intervention on Public versus Private Instagram Pages”
Course: : PSY 380
Mentor: Prof. Taryn Myers

Morgan McDonald ‘19 (Social Work), “Drinking Habits Among Young Adults Who Work in the Service Industry”
Course: : SW 450
Mentor: Prof. Ben Dobrin

Trevaughn McNeil ‘19 (Psychology), “Effects of Sleep and Emotion”
Course: : PSY 480
Mentor: Prof. Scott Hinze

Shane McPherson ‘18 (Chemistry), “Metal and Approximate Nanoparticle Content of Domestic and Foreign Tattoo Inks by ICP-MS”
Course: : CHEM 480
Mentor: Prof. Maury Howard

Lydia O’Connor ‘18 (Art), “Narratives in Ceramics”
Course: : ART 450
Mentor: Prof. Joyce Howell

Joy Olds ‘18 (English), “The Relation Between Low-Socioeconomic Status and Children’s Reading Levels”
Course: : INST 482
Mentor: Prof. William McConnell

Kelsi Robins ‘18 (Business), “The Future of Management Accounting: Sustainability Accounting”
Course: : MBE 492
Mentor: Prof. Elaine Dessouki

Jenna Serna ‘18 (Psychology and Women’s and Gender Studies), “What Type of Cognitive Dissonance Helps and Where? An Examination of a Brief Appearance-focused versus Non-appearance-focused Intervention on Public versus Private Instagram Pages”
Course: : PSY 380
Mentor: Prof. Taryn Myers

Jenna Serna ‘18 (Psychology and Women’s and Gender Studies), “A Study of Media and Feminist Perspectives on Body Dissatisfaction, Body Comparison, and Ethnicity”
Course: : PSY 480
Mentor: Prof. Taryn Myers

Tomika Sims ‘19 (Social Work), “The Difference in Study Habits of College Students based on Gender”
Course: : SW 450
Mentor: Prof. Ben Dobrin

Roberto Solano ‘18 (Biology), “Chemically-mediated behavior in the hermit crab Clibanarius vittatus”
Course: : BIO 489
Mentor: Prof. Deirdre Gonsalves-Jackson

Abigail Spahr ‘18 (Biology), “The effects of feeding Behavior on Electric Impulses Emitted from the Black Ghost Knifefish (Apteronotus albifrons)”
Course: : BIO 489
Mentor: Prof. Soraya Bartol

Brianne Sullivan ‘19 (Psychology), “For Better or Worse: How Relationship Status Relates to Active Duty Military Members’ Help Seeking Behaviors”
Course: : PSY 480
Mentor: Prof. Scott Hinze

Skye Swain ‘19 (Social Work), “The Comparison of Body Image Between NCAA Athletes and Regular Students”
Course: : SW 450
Mentor: Prof. Ben Dobrin

Melissa Tymul ‘18 (Psychology), “The Relationship Between Negative Appearance Feedback, Body Comparison, Body Image, and Physical Intimacy with a Partner”
Course: : PSY 480
Mentor: Prof. Taryn Myers

Corentin Villot ‘18 (Chemistry), “Analysis of Components in Biodiesels Mixture and their Feedstocks through RP-HPLC”
Course: : CHEM 480
Mentor: Prof. Maury Howard

Kristen Walden ‘18 (Computer Science), “An Online Database for Family Space”
Course: : CS 489
Mentor: Prof. John Wang

Kwonsha Washington ‘19 (Psychology), “Student Adjustment to College”
Course: : PSY 380
Mentor: Prof. Scott Hinze

Tayler Wilson ‘18 (Psychology), “What Type of Cognitive Dissonance Helps and Where? An Examination of a Brief Appearance-focused versus Non-appearance-focused Intervention on Public versus Private Instagram Pages”
Course: : PSY 380
Mentor: Prof. Taryn Myers

4:30-5:30

RecTalks
(Pearce Hospitality Suite, Jane P. Batten Student Center).

Colleen Smith ‘18 (Recreation and Leisure Studies), “Safety First: Implementation of TBI Prevention Techniques”
Course: REC 408
Mentor: Prof. Doug Kennedy

Marissa Coombs ‘18 (Recreation and Leisure Studies), “Sport Specialization vs. Sport Diversification”
Course: REC 408
Mentor: Prof. Doug Kennedy

Morgan Lee ‘18 (Recreation and Leisure Studies), “Can Your Parents Ruin Your Life: The Impact Parents Have on Your Life”
Course: REC 408
Mentor: Prof. Doug Kennedy

Mary-Rae Ratigan ‘18 (Recreation and Leisure Studies), “Child Abuse: Disabling or Not?”
Course: REC 408
Mentor: Prof. Doug Kennedy

Naeemah Morris ‘18 (Recreation and Leisure Studies), “Advance, Enhance, Acquire: A Lifestyle for People with Intellectual Disabilities”
Course: REC 408
Mentor: Prof. Doug Kennedy

Hailey Urquijo ‘18 (Recreation and Leisure Studies), “Round Two: Back into the Community”
Course: REC 408
Mentor: Prof. Doug Kennedy

Joanna Kasmin ‘18 (Recreation and Leisure Studies), “Equine Therapy: Treatment Patients ACTUALLY Want”
Course: REC 408
Mentor: Prof. Doug Kennedy

Samantha White ‘18 (Recreation and Leisure Studies), “How Effective is Play Therapy?"
Course: REC 408
Mentor: Prof. Doug Kennedy