Provost’s 2020-2021 Academic Year Student-Faculty Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry Awardees

Nicolette K. Camacho

School and Major: School of Education, Mathematics & Adolescent Education

Faculty Mentor: Christine D. Clayton

Project Title: The Impact of Digital Learning in the Mathematics Classroom

Brandon L. Clark

School and Major: Dyson, Behavioral Neuroscience

Faculty Mentor: Matthew R. Marcello

Project Title: Database Creation for Genes Involved in Infertility in Humans, Mice, and C. elegans

Kendra N. Dascano

School and Major: Lubin/Dyson, Mgt: Entrepreneurship | Applied Psychology & Human Relations

Faculty Mentor: Courtney L. Gosnell

Project Title: The Influence of Positive and Negative Event Support Provision on College Student Outcomes

Jesse M. Devlin

School and Major: Dyson, Biology

Faculty Mentor: Marcy A. Kelly

Project Title: A Cholesterol-Mediated Metabolic Shift Protects Mycobacterium bovis-BCG (BCG) from Glutathione (GSH) Induced Reductive Stress Killing by Increasing Electron Sink Availability

Briana Dincher

School and Major: Lubin, Public Accounting | Taxation

Faculty Mentor: Jessica A. Magaldi

Project Title: Where should the United States draw a boundary between Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act to protect free speech online while preventing the spread of cyber crimes and misinformation?

Emmanuelle C. Egodigwe

School and Major: Dyson, Psychology

Faculty Mentor: Lisa Rosenthal

Project Title: Understanding Experiences of COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter with Youth Participatory Action Research

Allison M. Fisher

School and Major: Seidenberg School of CSIS, Computer Science

Faculty Mentor: Kristen di Gennaro

Project Title: You Talk Like a Girl: Stereotypes about Women’s Language

Federico Gutierrez

School and Major: Seidenberg School of CSIS, Computer Science

Faculty Mentor: Juan Shan

Project Title: How different loss functions of a deep learning model affect the segmentation accuracy on medical images

Amber L. Hunter

School and Major: Lubin, Advertising and Integrated Marketing Communications

Faculty Mentor: Erin K. Mysogland

Project Title: Intersectionality and Youth Voter Turnout: Using NSLVE Data to Inform Best Practices

Kourtney Kelly

School and Major: Dyson, Biology

Faculty Mentor: Marcy A. Kelly

Project Title: Evaluating the ATP concentrations and NAD:NADH, H+ ratios Of M. bovis-BCG upon addition of GSH under a state of NRP

Catherine H. Kennison

School and Major: Dyson, English

Faculty Mentor: Meaghan H. Brewer

Project Title: Is that Even a Real Major?: The Place of Creative Writing in the Academy

Rachel Mazariegos

School and Major: Lienhard School of Nursing, Nursing

Faculty Mentor: Angela Northrup

Project Title: Exploring Consumption of Sugar Sweetened Beverages (SSBs) Amoung Young Children

Sierra J. Metviner

School and Major: Dyson, Psychology | Mental Health Counseling

Faculty Mentor: Courtney L. Gosnell

Project Title: Beliefs and Coping with COVID-19

Emily Oberlender

School and Major: Dyson, Political Science

Faculty Mentor: Meghana V. Nayak

Project Title: Language as a Political Tool: Using Linguistic Theory to Examine American Political Attitudes on Immigration

Angel E. Ordonez Flores

School and Major: Dyson, Forensic Science

Faculty Mentor: Eric P. Chang

Project Title: Paving a New Way for Treating an Old Disease – Characterizing the Mobile Loop Region of Lactate Dehydrogenase from P. falciparum

Naya J. Rivera

School and Major: School of Education, Biology & Adolescent Education

Faculty Mentor: Joan T. Walker

Project Title: What does expertise look and sound like? Examining how master teachers approach simulated parent-teacher conferences about student academic progress

Nicole Rodriguez

School and Major: Dyson, Digital Cinema & Filmmaking

Faculty Mentor: Melanie La Rosa

Project Title: Steps to Writing a Historical Drama

Shayan Saniei

School and Major: Dyson, Biology

Faculty Mentor: Rita K. Upmacis

Project Title: Sex-Specific Ramifications of Anti-Inflammatory Drugs

Samantha L. Smith

School and Major: Dyson, History | Art History

Faculty Mentor: Sarah B. Cunningham

Project Title: Substance: Meaningful Materials Exhibition

Raven M. Vaughan

School and Major: College of Health Professions, Health Science: Generalist

Faculty Mentor: Erica L. Gollub

Project Title: Introducing a novel HIV prevention product for women: a focus on public health approaches and cultural competency

Emma L. Wolkenstein

School and Major: Dyson, Sociology/Anthropology | Communications Studies

Faculty Mentor: Claire Panetta

Project Title: Nationalism in the Age of Brexit: The Identity and Attitudes of Younger Voters

Shen Yang

School and Major: Dyson, Sociology/Anthropology

Faculty Mentor: Judith Pajo

Project Title: COVID-19 as ‘Lived Experience’ in New York City: The Cultural Transformation of Campus Life during the Pandemic