McNB2017

FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 2017 - POETRY CENTER: LIBRARY 3rd FLOOR

 

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED!



The Center for Academic Access and Opportunity and the Center for Learning and Academic Success in the Division of Student Success proudly present the 2017 McNair-Ballotti Undergraduate Research Symposium. The symposium was designed to showcase the scholarship of the Ballotti Research Scholars in Learning and Educational Research topics, and serve as a platform for McNair Scholars to present and defend their research proposals prior to engaging in an intensive summer research internship in a variety of disciplines.

Each student will present their work and have time to answer a series of questions from the audience. All presentations will be judged and scored to compete for a best-in-class presentation award. Three awards will be presented at the end of the symposium in the following categories:

  1. Learning and Educational Research
  2. Natural and Physical Sciences
  3. Applied and Social Sciences

The following is the detailed schedule of the event and student presentations:

 9:00 - 9:15
 Welcome and Breakfast
9:15 - 10:35
Panel 1 - Introduction by Brian Smith, PhD
9:20
Henry Mai - What Prevents a Student from Seeking a Tutor?
9:35
Ana Vergara - Re-evaluating English-Only Tutoring Sessions
9:50
Amberly Mendes - Implementing the Three Principles of Universal Design for Learning in Tutoring Sessions at Postsecondary Institutions to Enhance the Learning of Students with Disabilities
10:05
Lilianne Exinor - Stigma of Dissociative Identity Disorder
10:20
John Brown - The Social Construction of Black Masculinity in a Correctional Facility
10:40 - 12:00
Panel 2 - Introduction by Abraham Peña-Talamantes
10:45
Taylor White - The Interactions of the Intracellular Bacteria Wolbachia with their Host Cells
11:00 Paul Johnson - Secondary Neutron Shielding in Next Generation Spacecraft
11:15 Kaitlin Morill - The Accuracy of Modern Technology in Measuring Heart Rate
11:30 Sheikh Nasher - Service Learning Mentoring: The Chain of Social Justice
11:45 Maryam Canty - Investigating the Impact of Colonization on the Social Identity between the Hutus and Tutsi Tribes of Rwanda: Late 9th Century to Present
12:00 Lunch
12:40 - 1:45 Panel 3 - Introduction by Kait Bouthillette
12:45 Sabrina Phanor - Domain Analysis of the ConB Mating Protein
1:00 Mileika Jaime - Testing of Mutated Alleles Involved in Lynch Syndrome
1:15 Marissa Kaufman - Does the Upregulation of the P450 Gene Prove Cause of Oxidation Sensitivity in Caulobacter Cescentus
1:30 Kadiatu Kamara - Understanding the Relationship between Glutathione Peroxidase 3 (GPx-3) and the Possibilities of Uremic Cardiomyopathy
1:50 - 2:55 Panel 4 - Introduction by Nathan Roman
1:55 Nicholas Montanez - Promoting Independent Revision for ELL Writers
2:10 Lindsay Doyle - Visual Aids: Adapting to Diverse Learners in Tutoring Sessions
2:25 Joshua Weissman LaFrance - An Evaluation of Student-Oriented Approaches to Writer's Block
2:40 AJ Liu - More than Just Content Tutoring: Support and Motivation
2:55 Networking/Judging Counts
3:15 Closing and Awards