Fredonia students participate in the SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference

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group photo of students at the conference

Gathering for a group photo are members of the SUNY Fredonia contingent at the SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference.

Nineteen SUNY Fredonia students authored or coauthored 13 different presentations at the SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference held at SUNY Buffalo State College on April 23.

The students, their respective projects and mentors were:

  • Hannah Barden, “Museum Exhibition Consumerism Critique Through the Lens of Burke’s Pentad and Ratios,” Department of Communication Assistant Professor Angela McGowan-Kirsch;
  • Rachel Blake, Jared Laurito and Morgan Wright, “COVID-19 Related Hearing Loss,” Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences Assistant Professor Nikki Sharon Go;
  • Gabrielle Corvest, “Central Movement: How United States Interventions Inspired the Migration Crisis from the Northern Triangle,” Department of World Languages and Cultures Assistant Professor Ignacio Sarmiento Panez;
  • Nicole Cronin, Sabrina Suriani, Caitlan Dean and Gabrielle Carris, “Attributions of Responsibility for COVID Related Illness,” Department of Psychology SUNY Distinguished Service Professor Jack Croxton;
  • William Davis, “Methodology and Variance of Quartile Calculations,” Department of Mathematical Sciences SUNY Distinguished Service Professor H. Joseph Straight;
  • Caitlan Dean, “If You Have to Use Force, It’s Rape: A Rhetorical Analysis Using Bitzer’s Rhetorical Situation Theory,” Department of Communication Assistant Professor Angela McGowan-Kirsch;
  • 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 through Polymorphic, Microsatellite Loci,” Department of Biology Professor William Brown and Associate Professor Scott Ferguson;
  • Christopher Sill, “The Covid Classroom,” Department of Communication Associate Professor Roslin Smith;
  • Sarah Slack, “Using Burke’s Rhetorical Theory to Explore Banksy’s Rhetorical Act,” Department of Communication Assistant Professor McGowan-Kirsch;
  • 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 the Control of the Immune Inflammatory Response,” Department of Biology Assistant Professor Emeka Okeke.

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