2012 TruScholars Research Symposium

2012 TruScholars Research Symposium

Saturday, August 25, 2012


Session I: 8:30-9:50 am, SUB Alumni Room
Opening Remarks
Maria Nagan, Director for the Office of Student Research

The Effects of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy on Quality of Life in Panic Disorder Patients: A Meta-Analysis
Sarah Jo David
Faculty Mentor: Jeffrey Vittengl, Professor of Psychology

‘Even When I’m Just Looking, I am Working’: The Significance of Lee Krasner’s Transitions
April Johnston
Faculty Mentor: Julia DeLancey, Professor of Art History

Using Radio Antennae To Study Solar Activity
Bhupendra Subedi
Faculty Mentor: Vayujeet Gokhale, Assistant Profesor of Physics

Observing Presence/Absence Variation and Copy Number Variation Using Chromosome Painting
Danielle Witt
Faculty Mentor: Ashley Lough, Post-doctoral Fellow in Biology

Gaussian Moat Problem
Saru Maharjan
Faculty Mentor: Tony Vazzana, Professor of Mathematics
Break 9:50-10:00 am
Walk to OP and meet in South Atrium

Artist Talk: 10:00 am – 10:30 AM, OP South Atrium
Stream of Unconscious: A Work of Painted Cyanotypes

Lona Moody
Faculty Mentor: Priya Kambli, Professor of Art

Break 10:30-10:40 am
Walk to SUB and meet in Alumni Room

Session II: 10:40 am – 11:55 AM, SUB Alumni Room
International Financial Reporting Standards: Are They Right for the United States?

Patrick Fink
Faculty Mentor: Jason Lin, Professor of Business Administration

Folklore and the Harlem Renaissance: Exploring Black Identity
David Hutchinson
Faculty Mentor: Jerrold Hirsch, Professor of History

Asteroid Shape and Spin Axis Modeling via Lightcurve Inversion
Paul Friz
Faculty Mentor: Vayujeet Gokhale, Assistant Profesor of Physics

Study of Segregation Distortion in Fruit Flies
Reid McLean
Faculty Mentor: Laura Fielden, Professor of Biology

Figure Rating Scales and Male Body Dissatisfaction
ndrew Turner
Faculty Mentor: Michele Breault, Professor of Psychology

Poster Session 11:55-12:25 pm, SUB Alumni Room

Andre Castiaux
Faculty Mentor: John O’Brien, Professor of Chemistry

Thermal Ecology of Common North American Snakes
Michael Kartje
Faculty Mentor: Chad Montgomery, Associate Professor of Biology
Discerning the Effects of Genetic Drift and Natural Selection Using a Modification of Tajima’s D Statistic
Nathan Kopp
Faculty Mentors: Pamela Ryan, Professor of Mathematics and Anton Weisstein, Associate Professor of Biology

Variation in Prebiotic Properties of Experimental Maize Lines with Higher Levels of Resistant Starch
Kumud Joshi*
Faculty Mentors: Mark Campbell, Professor of Agricultural Science, Cindy Cooper, Professor of Biology and Vineet Singh, Professor of Microbiology and Immunology (ATSU)
*Summer Grants-In-Aid of Scholarship and Research grant recipient

A Preliminary Phylogenetic Analysis of Aureolaria (Orobanchaceae) Based on Two Chloroplast Gene Loci
Sean Serroque
Faculty Mentor: Lisa Hooper, Professor of Biology

Community Health Assessment Using the CDC’s CHANGE Tool
Mitch Stewart
Faculty Mentor: Carol Cox, Professor of Health Sciences