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Oral Presentations Schedule

Presentations will take place in the University Center (UC) in the rooms listed below. Please be respectful of the presenters as you enter and exit the rooms. Make sure all cell phones and other noise-making devices are turned off. Presenters have 10 minutes to present, 3 minutes for Q&A, and there are 2 minutes in between presentations to change rooms and upload presentations. If you need assistance, please locate the room moderator.
Here is a pdf version of the schedule.

1st Concurrent Oral Presentations (Morning Session)


UC 310
Moderator: Ms. Jess Myers

UC 312
Moderator: Dr. Simon Stacey

UC 204
Moderator: Dr. Ryan White

10:00 – 10:15 a.m.

Boy Meets Girl, Boy, Girl: Subverting Master Narratives in the Web-Series MANN/FRAU

Caleb Metcalf

The Success and Shortcoming of Fair Trade in Combatting Gender Inequality: Coffee in Central America

Isabel Geisler

Functional Characterization of Glycoside Hydrolase Family 43 in Plant Cell Wall Degrading Bacteria

Da’Kuawn Johnson

10:15 – 10:30 a.m.

Mediating and Moderating Processes in the Association Between Asian-American Mothers’ Acculturation and Parenting Styles

Kristofer Castro

Broadcasting Eating: An Ethnography of Mukbang Consumers

Yun Zheng

Ribosomal Protein Binding to Ribosomal RNA in Stress-free Conditions

Rebekah Rashford

10:15 – 10:30 a.m.

The Question of “Left-Wing Fascism” within the British Union of Fascists in the 1930s

Alexander Sievers

Ethnographic Study of Cardiovascular Attitudes among Adolescents in India

Maniraj Jeyaraju

UV-Driven Antibiotic-to-Antibiotic Transformation Pathways and Kinetics of Sulfonamides

Daniel Ocasio

10:45 – 11:00 a.m.

The Emergence of Biculturalism in First-generation Latino/a and Hispanic Immigrants

Cara Borja

Through the Eyes of a Maia

S. Riley Auer

Development of a CRISPR/Cas9 Genome Editing System for Green Algae

Robyn Jasper

11:00 – 11:15 am

British Healthcare: Socialist Roots

Sohrob Ganjbaksh

Composers-Performer Communication Methods in Contemporary Classical Music: A Case Study

Zachariah Thomas

Examining the Role AMP-activated kinase Plays in Stress-Dependent O-GlcNAc Signaling

Austin Maduka

11:15 – 11:30 a.m.

The Effect of Maternal Depressive Symptoms on Child Early Head Start and Head Start Enrollment

Marina Mizell

From Oral Tradition to Cinema: An Examination of the Adaptation of Indigenous American Culture in Film

Nathaniel Croll

Analyzing the Monomeric Conformation of the HIV-1 5′-Leader RNA Using Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy

Matthew Orellana

11:30 – 11:45 a.m.

Unpacking Margaret: The Other Life of Margaret Patricia Killian

Debbie Farthing

Age Friendly UMBC: Accessibility for All

Alison Larsen, Amy Huber,
Ravi Bhatt, Melody Khosravi

(*30-minute panel discussion)

The Effects of a Native Cap on the Structure of RNA Using NMR Spectroscopy

Aishwarya Iyer

1:45 – 12:00 p.m.

Latin American Immigrants’ Health in the Baltimore Area: A Qualitative Study of the Hospital to Home Transition in Care

Nimasha Fernando

Improved Fidelity for Quantum Gates with Spin Qubits

Michael Wolfe


2nd Concurrent Oral Presentations (Afternoon Session)


UC 310
Moderator: Dr. Diane Alonso

UC 312
Moderator: Prof. Eric Brown

UC 204
Moderator: Prof. Amy Everhart

1:00 – 1:15 p.m.

Respectable Violence: Boxing and the Old Amateur Ethic in Late-Georgian and Victorian Britain

Marshal Golden

The Impact of Poverty on Crime in Montgomery County: Understanding Ways to Break the Poverty-crime Cycle

Viniceia Carter, Michelle Nyden

An Analysis of Hinge Points within the Neural Tissue of Zebrafish Embryos: a Reevaluation of Zebrafish Neurulation

Jonathan Werner

1:15 – 1:30 p.m.

More Than Just Pretty: Analyzing the Influence of Globalization on the Role of Design in South Korea

Narrative Constructions of Collective Memory: Representing the Armed Conflict in Colombia

Kelly Dunn

New Documentation of Pine Forest Nesting by the Critically Endangered Bahama Oriole (Icterus northropi)

Daniel Stonko

1:30 – 1:45 p.m.

The Cultural and Societal Characteristics of Elder Abuse in South Korea

Olivia Park

When East Dates West: A Study of Asian American Interracial Relationships in American Television Comedies

Takreem Zulfiqar

Evaluating an Ultra-Sensitive Method to Detect Malaria in School Children in Malawi

Anna Gifty Opoku-Agyeman

1:45 – 2:00 p.m.

Information Flows and Food Assistance: Challenges to SNAP Program Provision in Baltimore City

Rosa Rada

Cigarettes, Sororities, and Sailors: Student Scrapbooks and the Female Experience at National Park Seminary, 1902-1942

Rebecca Gale

The Effect of Stenting on the Shape of the Human Femoropopliteal Artery

Andreas Seas

2:00 – 2:15 p.m.

Pilgrim, Scholar, Traveler: The Global Islamic World as Described in the Travel Narrative of Ibn Battuta

Nathaniel Mesekale

9/11 Through the Eyes of the Millennial Generation

Renee Booker

International Review of Trampoline Injury Frequencies

Anton Yanker

2:15 – 2:30 p.m.

Nightwish: The Global Fan Culture of a Finnish Symphonic Metal Band

Elena Beck

Collection Management in the Digital Age

Deirdre Lohrmann,
Ashley Patchett

Brain Mechanisms of Stress-Induced Analgesia

Himadri Patel

2:30 – 2:45 p.m.

How Trashcan Availability Shapes Environmental Health and the Perception of Environmental Pests in West Baltimore

Kha-Ai Tran

Robbing Peter to Pay Paul: The Balancing Act of Maryland’s Intendant of the Revenue

Dylan Elliott

Implementers’ Attitudes about Health Homes for People with Serious Mental Illness in Psychiatric Rehabilitation Programs

Sarah Pollock

2:45 – 3:00 p.m.

The Assassination of Berta Cáceres: The Death of Indigenous Liberties, or the Birth of an Environmental Revolution?

Brittany-Lauren Todd

The Hunger of a Child: Shaping Identity through Illusive Consumption

Mahlet Gebre-Egziabher

Community Resilience: Measuring Economic Benefits of Planning for Natural and Man-made Hazards

Edward Hanson

3:00 – 3:15 p.m.

Communication Between Immigrant Patients and Health Care Providers in a Local Clinic: An Ethnographic Study

Gabriela Roberts

It’s Just a Jump to the Right: The Tea Party’s Influence on Conservative Discourse

Richard Elliott

The Language of Science Education in Newton’s Principia Mathematica

Marina Congedo

3:15 – 3:30 p.m.

Finding the Target: Pre-service Teachers’ Perspectives about Culturally Responsive Practices

Jasper Barnes

Here We Go Again: Comparison of Prejudice Against Irish Catholics and Muslims

Allison Feeney

Probing the Structure of the HIV-1 5′-Leader Dimeric Conformation

Hannah Carter

3:30 – 3:45 p.m.

More Than Just Money: Second and Third Century Coin Circulation in Roman Britain and the Influence of Emperors

Flora Kirk

The Borderlands: How the Alien’s Territory Becomes Productive Literary Space

Emma Barnes


3:45 – 4:00 p.m.

Social Movements, Social Media: Decoding Modern Protest Rhetoric

Alyson Griese

Sticks and Stones: A Conversation Analysis of the Pragmatic Tools used in Emotionally Abusive Language

Jessica Willis