Oral Presentations

Morning Session


UC 312
Prof. Elaine Macdougall

UC 310
Dr. Julie Oakes

UC 204
Dr. Fernando Vonhoff

10 – 10:15 a.m.

Tristan Diaz
Into The Great Outdoors: An Ethnographic Exploration Of Hiking, Conservation, And Nature In Maryland

Yetunde Oshagbemi
An Exploration Of The Relationship Between Local Economic Conditions And Hospital Prices In North Dakota

Gabriel Otubu
Role Of Ndrg1b In Regulating Brain Development

10:20 – 10:35 a.m.

Leo Hojnowski
Wildfire Response & Mitigation In The United States And The Russian Federation

Khady Wade
Exploring The Relationship Between Finding Community/Sense Of Belonging And Depression In College Students At UMBC

Anne-Cecile Choutedjem
The Effects Of Metal Supplement On Drosophila With Mutations In The Amyloid Precurssor Protein Gene

10:40 – 10:55 a.m.

Evelyn Yuen
Mapping 100+ Years Of Baltimore’s Asian Restaurant History

Clair Volkening
Civic Minded Writing Tutoring: Tutors, Students, And Teachers As Whole People

Diego Iglesias Vega
Fluorescence-based Multilinear Regression Models To Assess The Presence Of Wastewater In Baltimore Watersheds

11 – 11:15 a.m.

Paul Ocone
The Flows And Frictions Of Otaku Desire: Sexuality, Sociality, And Movement At The Anime Convention Otakon

Renata Taylor-Smith
The Amish Project: An Examination Of Theatrical Lighting Design

Sergio Diaz
Enhanced Spin Echo Spectroscopy

11:20 – 11:35 a.m.

August Wichmann
How Twilight’s Target Audience’s Relationship To The Franchise Has Evolved

Allison Smock
Reflections On Lighting

Jacob Lombardo
Measurements Of Temperature And Blood Perfusion Rate During Surface Cooling To Evaluate Cooling Penetration In Shoulder

11:40 – 11:55 a.m.

Maria Kutishcheva
Video Games As Cultural Artifacts: How Pathologic Communicates To Players The Trauma-Induced Nostalgia Of Russians

Casey Jillson
Analyzing The Causes Behind Immigrant Under/Unemployment In Baltimore

Arjun Kanjarpane
Exploring Gag And Rev RRE Interactions In HIV-1 Through A Multimodal Biochemical Approach

Noon – 12:15 p.m.


Kendal Howell
Watch Me Work: Baltimore Barbershops, Hair Salons, Stories & More


Afternoon Session


UC 312
Dr. Jodi Kelber-Kaye

UC 310
Mr. Michael Hunt

UC 204
Dr. Stephen Miller

1:15 – 1:30 p.m.

Ousmane Diop
“The History Of Sexual Assault And Violence And Its Effects On Black Women”

Layla Ahmed
The Infinite Language Well: Linguistic and Cultural Influences in Learning and Researching Quantum Physics

Emmanuel Mekasha
PHunt – The Hunt For Promoters In Bacterial Genomes

1:35 – 1:50 p.m.

Ava Sekowski
A History Of Baltimore’s LGBTQ Nightlife

Tommy Waldo
Shroom People: An Experiment In Storytelling Through Material Performance

Antonio Holmes
The Cardiovascular Impact Of Natural Disasters– Property Loss

1:55 – 2:10 p.m.

Theo Reinert
Language Of Toys; Transmission And Circulation Of Gender Ideologies

Sarah Turner
Job-Induced Stress And Affectivity Of Minorities In The Workplace

G. Amalthea Trobare
First-Principles Calculations As A Noninvasive Probe Of Vermilion And CinnabarSurfaces In Art Conservation Science

2:15 – 2:30 p.m.

Khoa Tran
Self-Expression: A Reckoning Of Identity, Sexuality, Society, And Culture

Zachary Starr
Analyzing Strategies For Successful Expansion Of Healthcare Policies To Undocumented Residents

Aria Tauraso
Adsorption Reactivity And Electronic Band Structure Analysis Of Vermilion Surfaces In Art Conservation Science

2:35 – 2:50 p.m.

Megumi Fukuzawa
Expressing Big Feelings And Challenging Maternal Blame: The Asian American Mother-Daughter Trope Reimagined

Emengini Chukwuma
What We Carry

Jasson Crentsil
Characterizing The Signature of A Lymph Node Sample Using Low And High Resolution X-ray Fluorescence Microscopy

2:55 – 3:10 p.m.

Tyler Kruzshak
Nurturing Socialism: Krest’ianka And Feminine Identity During The Virgin Lands Campaign

Justyn Bunkley
Design Analysis of Rocket Tail Fins Aimed at Higher Apogee by Computer Simulation

Isabella Salguero Cespedes
Lizard Size Influences Intraspecies Territorial Behavior In The Western Fence Lizard

3:15 – 3:30 p.m.

Tara Donovan
“She Went Away Healthy”: The Asclepieion Of Epidaurus, Disability, And Fiction As Reception

Sandra Wilson
Music Around The Words: A Comparative Analysis Of Translations And Adaptations OfJapanese And English Songs

Ryan Hoffman
Nanoparticle-Based Sensor For The Detection Of Lead Ions In Tap Water

3:35 – 3:50 p.m.

Matthew Kelbaugh
Crippling Defeat Or New Opportunities? Evaluating The US Withdrawal From Afghanistan In American And Russian Print Media

Peter Wilschke
The Impact Of The ACA Individual Mandate Repeal On Coverage And Costs: Evidence From Cross-State Enrollment And Premiums

Polina Kassir
Recovering From Hypoxia-Induced Metabolic Suppression: Role Of NDRG1 In Na+/K+/ATPase Restoration To The Plasma Membrane

3:55 – 4:10 p.m.

Sebastian Ritschel
Conspiracy Theories & Their Implications On Politics: Understanding the Canadian Freedom Convoy

Aidan Hunter
A Comparison Between Russian And American Imperial Expansion

Marvin Onwukwe
Investigating The Mechanisms Behind Large-scale CCTG DNA Repeat Contractions In Budding Yeast