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2012 - 2013 Student Participants

Poster Presentations

1.     Turning Points
        Jamie Pierre
        Research Advisor: Dr. Daniel Mansson

2.     Transforming Semi-structured Texts into Webpages
        Michael Judge
        Research Advisor: Dr. Pavel Azalov

3.     Controlling the Borders Costa Rica Style
        Donna Nelson
        Research Advisor: Eileen Morgan

4.     The GP-GC Relationship
        Cassandra Briggs
        Research Advisor: Dr. Daniel Mansson

5.     How Religion Plays a Role in the Grandchild-Grandparent Relationship
        Daphnie Vega

6.     Diatomaceous Marl Deposit Research
        Jacob Fogarty and Jacob Spies
        Research Advisor: Dr. Vice Daniel

7.     The basic beginner colony structure and nurturing habits of Lasius Niger Ants
        Maximilian Angle

8.     The Aerodynamics of Plane Wings and Car Spoilers
        Ranee Perricone, Tariq Alnuaimi, and Daniel Cho
        Research Advisor: Dr. David Starling

9.     Crystillation of N,N,N',N'-Tetraphenylbenzidine
        Julia Carter, Shakira Laing, and Heather Schlenker
        Research Advisor: Dr. Mamoun Bader

10.   The Use of Telescopes for Observing the Universe
        George Bondarev
        Research Advisor: Dr. David Miller

11.   Design and Construction of a Photon Measurement Device
        Thomas Klein and Joseph Zolnowski
        Research Advisor: Dr. David Starling and Dr. Joseph Ranalli

12.   Affectionate Communication and Shared Family Identity in the Grandparent-Grandchild Relationship
        Leonard Graham
        Research Advisor: Dr. Daniel Mansson

13.   Volcanoes of Costa Rica
        Julisa Walters
        Research Advisor: Eileen Morgan

14.   Effects of KCl Concentration on the activity of Bovine Alkaline Phosphatase
        Brittany Sharpe
        Research Advisor: Dr. Carl Frankel

15.   Examining the Grandparent-Grandchild Relationship: Sociological Approach
        Daphnie Vega
        Research Advisor: Dr. Daniel Mansson

16.   What do Costa Ricans know about the endangered Mantled Howler Monkeys?
        Corrin Carroll
        Major: Management
        Research Advisor: Dr. Christopher Goguen

17.   Liquid Piston Pump
        Daniel O'Donnell
        Research Advisor: Dr. Wieslaw Grebski

18.   Thermal Characteristics of the Subnivean Environment
        Jesse Berardo
        Research Advisor: Dr. Christopher Goguen

19.   Emotional Closeness in the Grandparent-Grandchild Relationship
        Chelsie Ingram
        Research Advisor: Dr. Daniel Mansson

20.   Animal Symbolism of the Maleku Tribe of Costa Rica
        Jamie Pierre
        Research Advisor: Eileen Morgan

Oral Presentations

1.     Determine the Damping Force for Critically Damped Harmonic Oscillator
        Karl Knouse
        Research Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Xingguo Zhang

2.     Solar Survey in the Palm of Your Hand
        Kurt Schaarschmidt
        Research Advisor: Dr. Joseph Ranalli

3.     Inventory turnover and its effects on profitability 
        Daniel Figuereo and Emily Pinko
        Research Advisor: Dr. Liu Zugang

4.     Effects of Social Support on the Grandparent-Grandchild Relationship
        Michaeleen Farley
        Research Advisor: Dr. Daniel Mansson

5.     Applications of Differential Equations to Radioactive Decay
        Adebayo Adejare, David Irizarry, Corey Rutledge, and Alexander Akabogu
        Research Advisor: Dr. Wieslaw Grebski

6.     The Application of Biological Structures and Functions to Robotic Engineering
        Christopher Russo
        Research Advisor: Prof. Amie Yenser

7.     Derivation and Application of Error Back-Propagation in Teaching Multi-Layer Perceptron Artificial Neural Networks
        Shane Brophy and Anthony Trezza
        Research Advisor: Dr. Frank Marko

8.     Facebook Likes and Returns on Investment
        Eric Muller and Alexandru Chirita
        Research Advisor: Dr. Liu Zugang

9.     Photonics Research: Designing and Implementing a Single Photon Detector 
        Blake Burger and Edward Miller
        Research Advisors: Dr.  David Starling and Dr. Joseph Ranalli

10.   Cancer Treatment through Nanomedicine
        Rebecca Borger
        Research Advisor: Dr. Carl Frankel

 

2011 - 2012 Student Participants

Poster Presentations

 

1.    Amplitude Modulated Broadcast Frequency Reciever
       Pohe Winans
       Research Adviser: Dr. Xingguo Zhang

2.    Public Health Care in Belize
       Samantha Lawrence
       Research Adviser: Dr. Carl Frankel

3.     Solar Thermal Systems: Comparing the Solar Power Capacity of Two Systems
        Anthony Trezza, Danny O'Donnell, and Dominic Josephs-Spaulding
        Research Adviser: Dr. Wieslaw Grebski

4.     Penn State: A New Institution of Higher Learning
        Lorraine Layne
        Research Adviser: Charles Dewald

5.     Thermal values of brush piles for wildlife in winter
        William Wall
        Research Adviser: Dr. Christopher Gogouen

6.     The Strength of the Madagascar Hissing Cockroach compared to Humans
        Maximilian Angle
        Research Adviser: Dr. Carl Frankel and Dr. Christopher Goguen

7.     Are the companies best for employees also best for investors?
        Jake Kazi
        Research Adviser: Dr. Zugang Liu

8.     The Beauty of The Gaifuna Culture
        Corrin Carroll
        Research Adviser: Eileen Morgan

9.     Synthesis and Crystallization of tricyanovinyl substituted compounds
        Eric Piechota and Martin dela Torre
        Research Adviser: Dr. Mamoun Bader

10.   Diazo coupling of 8-hyrdroxyquinoline and 2,2'-bithiopehe with 4-nitroaniline, and formation of metal complexes
        Eric Piechota and Martin dela Torre
        Research Adviser: Dr. Mamoun Bader

11.   Cuba Through the Years
        Jasmine Padilla
        Research Adviser: Charles Dewald

12.   Dual Motor and Temperature Dependent Simulations Using a PLC
        Luke Keniston
        Research Adviser: Kenneth Dudeck

13.   Post-Fledging Survival and Habitat Use of Songbirds
        Kevin Dolecki and Annmarie Laramee
        Research Adviser: Dr. Chris Goguen

14.   A cross-cultural comparison of American and South Korean Engineering students
        Han Bin Lee
        Research Adviser: Dr. Daniel Mansson

15.  Crystallization of Thyroxine in Glass Nanopores
        Thomas Fausnaught
        Biology

16.   Analysis on Belizean Languages, their Usage, Distribution, and Affects on English Intonation
        Christian N. Bernstein-Cuevas
        Research Adviser: Prof. Eileen Morgan

 

Oral Presentations

16.    Preferred treatment for ambulation of individuals with an incomplete spinal cord injury resulting in paraplegia
         Matt Liptak and Sarah Singer
         Research Adviser: Amie Yenser

17.    Communication Methods
         Alba Espinosa Vasquez
         Research Adviser: Dr. Sherry Robinson

18.    Bridging Classroom Project to Real World Technology Applications: Reverse Engineering Personal Transportation
         Shane Brophy
         Research Adviser: Dr. Shaobiao Cai

19.    Means-end Chain Theory For Mobile Devices
         Dennis W Deshler
         Research Adviser: Dr. Sherry Robinson

 

2010 - 2011 Student Participants

Poster Presentations

 

1.    Analysis and Applications of the Attenuator Pad 
       Brett Corl
       Research Adviser: Ken Dudeck

2.    Theoretical Computations of Organic Molecules 
        Luke Keniston
        Research Adviser: Dr. Mamoun Bader

3.     Ultra High Weight Polyethylene in Total Hip Replacements 
        Alicia Giersdorf
        Research Advisor: Dr. Mamoun Bader

4.     Effects of Aldehyde Dehydrogenase Deficiency in Asian Population 
        Yaqi Yang
        Research Adviser: Dr. Carl Frankel

5.    Genetic Mutations 
       Thomas Fausnaught
       Research Adviser: Dr. Carl Frankel

6.     Staphylococci: An Unexpected Discovery 
        Rebecca Gabor and Andrea Quintero
        Research Adviser: Tammy Brill

7.     Shigella; There's More To Sausage Than Just Meat 
        Chris Gonzalez and Tamara Decruz
        Research Adviser: Tammy Brill

8.     Otitis Externa: Canine 
        Abby O'Hara
        Research Adviser: Tammy Brill

9.     The Evolution of S. mutans Through the Use of Antiseptics 
        Martin Dela Torre
        Research Adviser: Dr. Carl Frankel

10.   Values of Boulder-top Plant Communities in Nescopeck State Park 
        Genavie Veron
        Research Adviser: Dr. Christopher Goguen

11.   The Chimera and its Influence on Modern Scientific Research 
        Kelly Pandolpho
        Research Adviser: Dr. Carl Frankel

12.   Thermal Values of Brush Piles 
        Kyle Kocher and Ethan Okon
        Research Adviser: Dr. Christopher Goguen

13.   Effects of gall size and field size on parasitism rates experienced by goldenrod gallflies 
        Amber Bulas
        Research Adviser: Dr. Christopher Goguen

14.   Seasonal Variation in the Diet of Barn Owls in Northeastern New Mexico 
        Louis Albanese
        Research Adviser: Dr. Christopher Goguen

15.   The Conservation and Preservation Policies of the El Yunque Rainforest and Nescopeck State Park 
        Sukanya Parasher
        Research Adviser: Dr. Carl Frankel

16.   Research needs for the conservation of wood turtles in northeastern Pennsylvania 
        Jared Moroskie
        Research Adviser: Dr. Christopher Goguen

17.   The Correlation between Autism and Measles- Mumps-Rubella Vaccine 
        Cristina Circu
        Research Adviser: Amie Yenser

18.   Non-Invasive Therapies for Children with Autism 
        Matthew Reis
        Research Adviser: Dr. Lisa Goguen

19.   Beauty, visual art, painting, photography, beauty, sculpture 
        Danasia Hill
        Research Adviser: Dr. Thomas Smialek

20.   Linguistics in Puerto Rico 
        Kelly Strada and Kathryn Canouse
        Research Adviser: Dr. Beatriz Glick

21.   Impact of Ethnicity on Puerto Rican Ties with the Continental United States and Spain and How They are Expressed in Popular Newspapers 
        Theodore Swett and Sergio Falconi
        Research Adviser: Dr. Beatriz Garca-Glick

22.   Puerto Rico's political status 
        Alba Espinosa Vasquez
        Research Adviser: Dr. Beatriz Glick

23.   Psychological Benefits of Native Plants on Campus
        Sarah Hargrave
        Research Adviser: Dr. Peter Crabb

24.   Penn State Hazleton Edible Landscape
        Zachary Schaldonat
        Research Adviser: Dr. Peter Crabb

25.   Strategies to Increase Recycling on Campus
        Michele Zukowsky
        Research Adviser: Dr. Peter Crabb

26.   Hidden Dangers of Electronic Technologies
        Christina Houck
        Research Adviser: Dr. Peter Crabb

27.   Obesity in America
        Michael Serra and Tessy Wesolowski
        Research Adviser: Dr. Michael Polgar

28.   The Clinical Laboratory Scientist Shortage: Health Care Consequences
        Brittney Payton
        Research Adviser: Dr. Michael Polgar

29.   Student Engagement in the Classroom
        Delisia Washington
        Research Adviser: Myrene Magabo

30.   How the Controversial Issue of Health Affects Latinos in the United States 
        Zolanlly Gutierrez
        Research Adviser: Dr. Michael Polgar

 

Oral Presentations

 

1.     Creation, Components, and Benefits of Photovoltaic Systems 
        Brett Corl
        Research Adviser: Ken Dudeck

2.     Comparison of Loma Prieta Earthquake (World Series Earthquake) & the 2010 Haiti Earthquake and the Significance of Building Codes and Emergency Responders 
        Andrew Steffen
        Research Adviser: Dr. Daniel Vice

3.     Designing an Earthquake Detector 
        Robert Weldon
        Research Adviser: Dr. Xingguo Zhang

4.     Object-Oriented Approach for Development of Logical Games on Grids 
        Luke Keniston
        Research Adviser: Dr. Pavel Azalov

5.     The Pythagorean Theorem Euclid Geometry and Its Extention to Sperical Geometry 
        Harpreet Kaur and Karen Perez
        Research Adviser: Dr. Alfredo Jimenez

6.     The Impact of Increased Activity Levels on Resting Heart Rate(RHR), Blood Pressure(B/P), Aerobic Capacity(VO2 Max), and Body  Mass Index(BMI). 
        Sarah Murray, Jenessa Tomasscci, Aleaha Yencha, and Aneka Bruce
        Research Adviser: Dr. Kathryn Maxwell

7.     Bacterial Resistance: A Growing Concern 
        Robert Kistler and Samantha Dinger
        Research Adviser: Tammy Brill

8.     Bats Have Feelings Too! Conservation of Pennsylvania Bats 
        Alexandra Otero
        Research Adviser: Dr. Christopher Goguen

9.     Saipan: A Review of Oral Histories
        Justin Huegel
        Research Adviser: Dr. Justin Nordstrom

10.   A Case Study of the Tourism Sector in Puerto Rico 
        Cristina Circu
        Research Adviser: Dr. Sherry Robinson

11.   Endangered Wildlife of the El Yunque Rain Forest 
        Kaitlin Millbyer
        Research Adviser: Dr. Carl Frankel

12.   The Benefits of International Diversification 
        Cristina Circu and Herbert Zepeda
        Research Adviser: Dr. Liu Zugang

13.   Student Use of Mobile Devices for Coursework 
        Zena-Marie Lewoc and Joseph Marino
        Research Adviser: Dr. Sherry Robinson

 

2009 - 2010 Student Participants

Poster Presentations

1.     Terminally Functionalized Oligothiophenes for Molecular Wires
        Basant Nassar
        Research Advisor: Dr. Mamoun Bader

2.     Extended 7,7,8,8-Tetracyano-p-quinodimethane-Based Acceptors: How Molecular Shape and Packing Impact Electron Accepting Behavior
        Basant Nassar
        Research Advisor: Dr. Mamoun Bader

3.     Study of Rates of Primary Fusion Processes in Stars
        Robert Weldon
        Research Advisor: Dr. Frank Novak

4.     Understanding Lightning
        Nathan Wiles
        Research Advisor: Dr. Daniel Vice

5.     Optimization of Energy Use Based on Environmental and Economic Criteria
        Brett Corl - First Place
        Research Advisor: Dr. Wieslaw Grebski

6.     The Affect of Modern Day Food Preservatives on Body Decomposition Rates
        Kimberly Vuolo
        Research Advisor: Dr. Carl Frankel

7.     Network Security Research
        Justin England and Jesse Fox
        Research Advisor: Dr. Eric Lu

8.     Emerging Technology in the World of Biometrics
        Priyanka Parikh and Beena Patel
        Research Advisor: Dr. Eric Lu

9.     Heritability: A Statistical View
        Eric Heckman
        Research Advisor: Dr. Carl Frankel

10.   Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania
        Stephanie Cook - Third Place
        Research Advisor: Dr. Dan Vice

11.   Characteristics of Otter Latrine Sites at Nescopeck State Park
        Ethan Okon, Kyle Kocher
        Research Advisor: Dr. Chris Goguen

12.   Died of Barn Owls Nesting on Vermejo Park Ranch, Northeastern New Mexico
        Lawrence Klomps - Second Place
        Research Advisor: Dr. Chris Goguen

13.   Pain
        Adrian Parkes
        Research Advisor: Amie Yenser

15.   Emergence
        Alina Gluck
        Research Advisor: Dr. Thomas Smialek

16.   Portfolio of recent work
        Jessica Colangelo
        Research Advisor: Dr. Thomas Smialek

Oral Presentations

1.     Influence of Surface Area on the Force of Friction
        Robert Weldon
        Research Advisor: Dr. Xigguo Zhang

2.     The Fitness Benefits of Exergaming
        Erika Jahn - Second Place
        Research Advisor: Dr. Kathy Maxwell

3.     A Comparison of Mens and Womens Motives for Entrepreneurship
        Cody Barry - Third Place
        Research Advisor: Dr. Sherry Robinson

4.     Altruistic Behavior in Animals
        Yaqi Yang
        Research Advisor: Dr. Carl Frankel

5.     Impact of Brush Piles on Winter Wildlife Densities at Nescopeck State Park, northeastern Pennsylvania
        Robert Caccese - First Place
        Research Advisor: Dr. Christopher Goguen

 

2008 - 2009 Student Participants

Poster Presentations

  • Raymond Boretski
    Obama: Rhetoric and Unity
    Research Advisor: Dr. Warren Barreis
    wjb17@psu.edu
  • Robert Caccese - THIRD PLACE
    The Impact of Brush Piles on Animal Densities During Winter
    Research Advisor: Dr. Christopher Goguen
    cbg10@psu.edu
  • John DiGiovanni
    Discovering Reality CS3
    Research Advisor: Dr. Thomas Smialek
    tws4@psu.edu
  • Erica Dougherty, Melissa Williams
    Single Parent Families
    Research Advisor: Dr. Michael Polgar
    mfp11@psu.edu
  • Kevin Heffelfinger, Gary Dundon - SECOND PLACE
    Extraterrestrial Surface Exploration 2
    Research Advisor: Dr. Frank Novak
    fxn4@psu.edu
  • Zachary Leshko
    Montgomery Bus Boycott
    Research Advisor: Dr. Arthur Harris
    alh1@psu.edu
  • Matthew Lessack - FIRST PLACE
    Inferring Why People Litter From What They Litter
    Research Advisor: Dr. Peter Crabb
    pbc1@psu.edu
  • Brianna Mazza
    Representations of Materical Culture and Gender in Caldecott Medal Children's Books, 1990 - 2009
    Research Advisor: Dr. Peter Crabb
    pbc1@psu.edu
  • Jennifer Mills
    Adults Attitudes Towards Chiropractic and Preventative Health
  • Gia Pagano
    Through My Eye
    Research Advisor: Dr. Thomas Smialek
    tws4@psu.edu
  • Richard Pellicciaro
    Thermodynamic Properties of Strongly Interacting Matter
    Research Advisor: Dr. David Miller
    om0@psu.edu
  • Richard Pellicciaro, Andrew Kink, Daniel Carhart
    Electrochemical Characterization of Organic Semiconductors
    Research Advisor: Dr. Mamoun Bader
    mmb11@psu.edu
  • Thomas Russell
    Analog / Digital Conversions Applied to a Vending Machine
    Research Advisor: Ken Dudeck
    ked2@psu.edu
  • Steven Sellati, Brittany Sprung
    The Impact of Norway's Energy Resources on the Norwegian Economy and Society
    Research Advisor: Dr. Zugang Liu
    zxl23@psu.edu
    Research Advisor: Ken Dudeck
    ked2@psu.edu
  • Thomas Solenberger
    A Dietary Analysis of the Nescopeck State Park, River Otter
    Research Advisor: Dr. Christopher Goguen
    cbg10@psu.edu
  • Colleen Watson
    The Summer Diet of Burrowing Owls on Vermejo Park Ranch, New Mexico
    Research Advisor: Dr. Christopher Goguen
    cgb10@psu.edu
  • Grant Yamulla
    Epigenetic Evolution
    Research Advisor: Dr. Carl Frankel
    csf1@psu.edu

Oral Presentations

  • Jolene Busher - FIRST PLACE
    Sons of Erin at the Council Ridge Colliery: A New Analysis of the Irish in Eckley, Pennsylvania
    Research Advisor: Dr. Elizabeth Wright
    ejw12@psu.edu
  • Preston Chaderton, Matthew Keniston
    Compiler, Interpreter and Graphical User Interface for an Abstract Computer
    Research Advisor: Dr. Pavel Azalov
    pka10@psu.edu
  • Lawrenshey Charles
    The Success of Defibrillators
    Research Advisor: Amie Yenser
    alv10@psu.edu
  • James Guo
    The Big Mac Index: A Look at PPP and US/China Trade
    Research Advisor: Dr. Yas Nishiyama
    yun2@psu.edu
  • Abigail Myers - SECOND PLACE
    Seasonal Diet Comparison of a Barn Owl Population from Northwest Nevada
    Research Advisor: Dr. Christopher Goguen
    cbg10@psu.edu
  • Emily Piersimoni
    The Cellular and Molecular Causes of Breast Cancer
    Research Advisor: Dr. Carl Frankel
    csf1@psu.edu
  • Nina Reichner
    Descriptive Epidemiology of Breast Cancer Through Sex, Age, Ethnicity, Geographies, and the Environment
    Research Advisor: Dr. Carl Frankel
    csf1@psu.edu
  • Thomas Russell - THIRD PLACE
    Preparing for the Real World Design Process of Engineers
    Research Advisor: Ken Dudeck
    ked2@psu.edu
 

2007 - 2008 Student Participants

Poster Presentations

  • Adam Bachert, Benn Kunkle, Sean Sullivan
    DAngelo Auto Body Tow Truck
    Research Advisor: Dr. Wieslaw Grebski, wxg3@psu.edu
  • Philip Botelho, Christopher Rodriguez
    Synthesis and Study of Nano-Adsorbents
    Research Advisor: Dr. Girija Subramaniam, sxg11@psu.edu
  • Dan Carhart
    Electrochemical Characterization of Organic Semiconductors
    Research Advisor: Dr. Mamoun Bader, mmb11@psu.edu
  • Gregory Chernock
    Winter Diet of River Otters in Nescopeck State Park
    Research Advisor: Dr. Christopher Goguen, cbg10@psu.edu
  • Gary Dundon 
    Critical Damped Harmonic System
    Research Advisor: Dr. Xingguo Zhang, xqz@psu.edu
  • Jordan Ficca
    Agriculture in the Modern Age
    Research Advisor: Dr. Carl Frankel, csf1@psu.edu
  • Matthew Grad, Maxon Bruno
    A Comparison of the Efficacy of Snow-track and Camera Stations to Detect Wildlife Activity
    Research Advisor: Dr. Christopher Goguen, cbg10@psu.edu
  • Ryan Halloran
     The Rise of White-Collar Crime: Cyber Extortion
    Research Advisor: Dr.Eric Lu, yul14@psu.edu
  • Kevin Heffelfinger - FIRST PLACE
    Extraterrestrial Surface Exploration
    Research Advisor: Dr. Frank Novak, fxn4@psu.edu
  • Sarah Hightower - SECOND PLACE
    Identification of Unknown Environmental Microorganisms’
    Research Advisor: Tammy Brill, tmb3@psu.edu 
  • Sarah Hightower
    Synthesis of Ladder-Type Oligomers
    Research Advisor: Dr. Mamoun Bader, mmb11@psu.edu
  • Harsh Jhankhariya
    Dicyanovinyl-Substituted Oligothiophene
    Research Advisor: Dr. Mamoun Bader, mmb11@psu.edu
  • Brandon Kerins, Christopher Leighow, Steven Dickson
    Zero-Utility Housing: The Cost Effective Green Alternative
    Research Advisor: Dr. Wieslaw Grebski, wxg3@psu.edu
  • Cherise Koslop, Harsh Jhankhariya
    Microbiology in Modern Times
    Research Advisor: Tammy Brill, tmb3@psu.edu 
  • Kimberly Monka
    Searching for Life on Mars
    Research Advisor: Dr. Frank Novak, fxn4@psu.edu
  • Adam Mosa
    Research Advisor: Dr. Carl Frankel, csf1@psu.edu
  • Abigail Myers - THIRD PLACE
    Diet of a Barn Owl Population from Northwestern Nevada Based on Pellet Contents
    Research Advisor: Dr. Christopher Goguen, cbg10@psu.edu
  • William Oberrender
    The History of Biological Warfare
    Research Advisor: Tammy Brill, tmb3@psu.edu
  • Robert Shelton, Jovan Figueroa
    Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy Investigation of Organic Semiconductors
    Research Advisor: Dr. Mamoun Bader, mmb11@psu.edu
  • David Sobolewski
    How Corporate Culture Affects the Business Operations
    Research Advisor: Paul McDermott, pam53@psu.edu
  • Nancy Varvara
    N-type Organic Semi-conductors
    Research Advisor: Dr. Mamoun Bader, mmb11@psu.edu
  • Sean Winter
    Side-Arm Concrete Leveling Attachment With Universal Mounting System
    Research Advisor: Dr. Wieslaw Grebski, wxg3@psu.edu

Oral Presentations

  • John Ballantyne - SECOND PLACE
    SML – An Object-Oriented Software Model of an Abstract Computer
    Research Advisor: Dr. Pavel Azalov, pka10@psu.edu
  • Jolene Busher - FIRST PLACE
    George Pullman and the Model Town Experiment
    Research Advisor: Dr. Justin Nordstrom, jan13@psu.edu
  • Thomas Dowdney
    The Motion of a Particle in Four Dimensional Space-time
    Research Advisor: Dr. David Miller, om0@psu.edu
  • Gary Dundon
    Superconductors and Magnetism
    Research Advisor: Kenneth Dudeck, ked2@psu.edu
  • Matthew Keniston
    A Method for Decomposing Floating-Point Numbers
    Research Advisor: Dr. Pavel Azalov, pka10@psu.edu
  • Thomas Martin - THIRD PLACE
    A Sex-Based Analysis of Self-employment Earnings
    Research Advisor: Dr. Sherry Robinson, skr12@psu.edu
  • Thomas Russell
    Creationism in Public Schools?
    Research Advisor: Dr. Carl Frankel, csf1@psu.edu
  • Michael Ward
    MRSA: From Hospital to Home
    Research Advisor: Tammy Brill, tmb3@psu.edu
    Research Advisor: Allen Sabatino, ads9@psu.edu
 

2006 - 2007 Student Participants

Poster Presentations

  • Scott Bogard
    Complex Impedances and Application to Resonant Electronic Circuits
    Research Advisor: Dr. Frank Novak, fxn4@psu.edu
  • Joseph Cimaszewski, Daehee Parks, Timmie Haynes,
    Kevin Jordan, Christopher Kerr
    Security Risks of the Penn State Network
    Research Advisor: Dr. David Richards, drr@psu.edu
  • Dana Davis
    "Developmental Problems in Premature Birth"
    Research Advisor: Dr. Carl Frankel, csf1@psu.edu
  • Phillip Halliday
    Integration of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) into Nagi’s Model of Disablement
    Research Advisor: Dr. Doug Haladay, deh26@psu.edu
  • Erik Herrmann
    The Psychedelic Art of Music
    Research Advisor:  Dr. Thomas Smialek, tws4@psu.edu
  • James Hinkley
    Muscle Growth and Effects of Performance Enhancing Drugs
    Research Adviser: Amie Yenser, alv10@psu.edu
  • Katie Hoffman
    Marcus Garvey's Greatest Achievement: The UNIA
    Research advisor: Dr. Arthur Harris, alh1@psu.edu
  • Tom Hubbard
    Synthesis of Nanoparticles
    Research Advisor: Dr. Girija Subramaniam, sxg11@psu.edu
  • Amanda Leccese
    Adolescence Substance Abuse
    Research Advisor: Dr.  Michael Polgar, mfp11@psu.edu
  • Erik Lehrbach
    Terra Incognita
    Research Advisor:  Dr. Thomas Smialek, tws4@psu.edu
  • Cristina Longo and Alyssa Benigno - THIRD PLACE
    Language Variation among College Students
    Research Advisor: Sandra Smith, sws3@psu.edu
  • Jason Oshman
    Creating Visual Aids to Increase Motivation for Learning Modules for Finite Mathematics
    Research Advisor: Dr. Alfredo Jimenez, jaj4@psu.edu
  • Dante Palumbo - FIRST PLACE
    Virtual Colonoscopy and its Role in Modern Medicine
    Research Advisor: Dr. Carl Frankel, csf1@psu.edu
  • Camila Roces
    HIV/AIDS Preventative Vaccine Strategies
    Research Advisor: Dr. Carl Frankel csf1@psu.edu
  • Francine Schreffler
    Single Mothers In The United States
    Research Advisor:  Dr. Michael Polgar, mfp11@psu.edu
  • Jessica Swidinsky
    Theater Costume Design and Collaboration Project
    Research Advisor: Regina Rockensies, rmr22@psu.edu
  • Samantha Tentinger
    The Clinical Interview in Review
    Research Advisor: Dr. Eric Bell, erb6@psu.edu
  • Nancy Varvara
    Concentration Varying in Time and Space
    Research Advisor: Dr. Frank Novak, fxn4@psu.edu
  • Sharayah Wilt - SECOND PLACE
    Actinomyces: Finding the Cure
    Research Advisor: Tammy Brill, tmb3@psu.edu

Oral Presentations

  • John Ballantyne and Mario Tombasco
    Simple Programming Language Interpretation
    Research Advisor: Dr. Pavel Azalov, pka10@psu.edu
  • Jonathan Coles
    Title: Advanced User Database with Microsoft Access 2003
    Research Advisor: Ms. Deakos, euo@psu.edu
  • Paul Dildine
    Altenative Fuel: Bio-Diesel
    Research Advisor: Barbara Brazon, bxb30@psu.edu
  • Thomas Dowdney
     "Infinitely" long real numbers
    Research Advisor: Dr. Pavel Azalov, pka10@psu.edu
  • Scott Gay - SECOND PLACE
    Microbes: the Danger Within
    Research Advisor: Tammy Brill, tmb3@psu.edu
  • Alexander Levitin
    Is 99% really enough?
    Research Advisor: Tammy Brill, tmb3@psu.edu
  • Kenneth Melber
    Congregational Life Survey of Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania
    Research Advisor: Dr. Michael Polgar, mfp11@psu.edu
  • Jason Oshman - FIRST PLACE
    Studies in Animation Theory and Creation
    Research Advisor: Dr. Warren Bareiss, wjb17@psu.edu
  • Daehee Park
    A Visual Implementation of Algorithmically Solving Sudoku Using Flash 
     (Project in Progress)
    Research Advisor: Dr. Pavel Azalov, pka10@psu.edu
  • Daehee Park and Joseph Cimaszewski
    Dynamically Programming Math Learning Modules & Quizzes for Online Interactivity
    Research Advisor: Dr. Alfredo Jimenez, jaj4@psu.edu
  • Sneha Patel and Brandon Farzad - THIRD PLACE
    Control Time by Using RC Circuit
    Research Advisor: Dr. Xingguo Zhang, xqz@psu.edu
  • Mario Tombasco
    How Electronic Instruments Have Changed Music Performance
    Research Advisor: Dr. Thomas Smialek, tws4@psu.edu
 

2005 - 2006 Student Participants

 

Poster Presentations

  • Jennifer Bieda
    The Parallel Universe
    Research Advisor: Dr. Molly Wertheimer
  • Scott Bogard - FIRST PLACE
    Electroplating without Cyanide
    Research Advisor: Dr. Frank Novak
  • Dana Davis
    Development of Antibiotic Resistance in Microorganisms
    Research Advisor: Dr. Carl Frankel
  • Aneillo De Scotio
    Theoretical Study of the Electronic and Geometrical Structures of Organic Semiconductors
    Research Advisor: Dr. Mamoun Bader
  • Christina Dore
    A Million Little Pieces: Who needs to pick up the pieces?
    Research Advisor: Dr. Liz Wright
  • Michael Doyle
    Camera Operation for Digital Video
    Research Advisor: Warren Bareiss
  • Chris Fanini
    Adoption of VoIP as a conventional landline replacement
    Research Advisor: Pratiba Murthy
  • Elizabeth Foster
    The Haunted Road: Various Scenes from Nature
    Research Advisor: Dr. Tom Smialek
  • Matt Hinkley
    Mutagenic Effects of Tri-chloro-ethylene
    Research Advisor: Dr. Carl Frankel
  • Hui Lin
    Comparative Theoretical and Experimental Study of Aromatic Conjugated Molecules Substituted with Electron Donor/Acceptor Groups
    Research Advisor: Dr. Mamoun Bader
  • Jennifer Trach
    A New Technique for Treatment of Neurological Patients
    Research Advisor: Doug Haladay
  • Amy Peca
    The Effects of Steroids in Humans and Canines
    Research Advisor: Amie Yenser
  • Timothy Peters - THIRD PLACE (TIE)
    Hegemony and American Mythology in World War II POW film
    Research Advisor: Warren Bareiss
  • Marco Rutigliano
    Hospital Bed
    Research Advisor: Wieslaw Grebski
  • Jamie Serra
    BioDiesel
    Research Advisor: Dr. Dan Vice
  • John Skopek, Dhaval Bhalodia - THIRD PLACE (TIE)
    Engineering Learning Modules as a Key to Success in Technician Training
    Research Advisor: Wieslaw Grebski
  • Ryan J. Suto
    The Pioneer Anomaly
    Research Advisor: Dr. David Miller
  • Jessica Swidinsky
    Analysis of Conrad Hilberry's Poem "The Moon Seen as a Slice of Pineapple"
    Research Advisor: Dr. Kathleen Kemmerer
  • Jeffrey Tranguch - SECOND PLACE
    Preference, Delinquency, and Personality Traits of Adolescents
    Research Advisor: Dr. Lisa Swenson
  • Chris Wehr
    Tree Stand Arm
    Research Advisor: Wieslaw Grebski
  • Jeremy Witner
    Slide-n-Ride Trailer
    Research Advisor: Wieslaw Grebski
  • Jesse Ziegler
     Importing Real Electrical Signals into the PC Using an USB Data Acquisition Board
    Research Advisor: Ken Dudeck
  • Jesse Ziegler
    Studies in Multimedia Types
    Research Advisor: Demetria Deakos

Verbal Presentations

  • Jean Costa - THIRD PLACE
    IMB: Interpreter for MicroBasic
    Research Advisor: Dr. Pavel Azalov
  • Paul Dildine
    Bio-fuel
    Research Advisor: Barbara Brazon
  • Michael Everett
    Retrofit of Control System for Open Source Computer Numerical Control (CNC)
    Research Advisors: Rajeshwar Amireddy, Pratiba Murthy
  • Brandon Herman
    One Generalization in Constructive Geometry
    Research Advisor: Dr. Semyon Litvinov
  • Stephen Kelchaw
    Finding the Difference Between Two Dates using C++
    Research Advisor: Demetria Deakos
  • Tomas Marko, Abdalla  Nassar, Dhaval Bhalodia - SECOND PLACE
    Magnetic Levitation via passive Magnetic Induction
    Research Advisor: Dr. Xingguo Zhang
  • Dan McNinch
    "I Always Wanted to be a Tenenbaum": Class Distinction and Envy in the Films of Wes Anderson with Literary References
    Research Advisor: Warren Bareiss
  • Andy O'Brien
    IPv6: The Next Generation Protocol
    Research Advisor: Pratiba Murthy
  • Joe Rosenberg - FIRST PLACE
    Microbes:  Here, There, Everywhere!
    Research Advisor: Tammy Brill
  • John Skopek
    Springback
    Research Advisor: Rajeshwar Amireddy
  • Phillip Yinger
    Oligothiophenes: Properties, Applications, and Multistep Synthesis
    Research Advisor: Dr. Mamoun Bader
 

2004 - 2005 Student Participants

Poster Presentations

  • Cecilia Pik Chi Cheng
    How do students decide their major?  
    Research Advisor: Dr. Yasuo Nishiyama
  • Aniello Scotto Di Marco
    Algorithm for Simulating n Nested Loops
    Research Advisor: Dr. Pavel Azalov 
  • Justin  Falatko 
    Anti-Viral Drugs: How They Work and Where They Are Going
    Research Advisor: Dr. Carl Frankel
  • Michael Feschuk 
    The 2001 Recession: Jobless Recovery and Lingering Effects
    Research Advisor: Dr. Yasuo Nishiyama
  • William Harkins 
    Over the Ridge: A Portfolio of Recent Works of Fantasy
    Research Advisor: Dr. Thomas Smialek
  • Brandon Herman
    Ordinal Numbers
    Research Advisor: Dr. Semyon Litvinov
  • Sufang Huang
    Employment of the Next Decade
    Research Advisor: Dr. Yasuo Nishiyama
  • Krista Lingenfelter
    The Negative Effects of OTC Drug Use on the Human Body
    Research Advisor: Amie Yenser
  • Daniel McNinch
    Mercury Poisoning and Related Environmental Policy and Politics
    Research Advisor: Dr. David Orbin
  • Timothy Nowak
    Measuring Reaction Rates by Optical Activity
    Research Advisor: Dr. Frank Novak
  • Timothy Peters
    Abandoned Mine Drainage, Concern for the Local Environment
    Research Advisor: Dr. Carl Frankel
  • Ryan Smith
    The Effect of Symmetry on the Interaction of Molecules and Light
    Research Advisor: Dr. Frank Novak
  • Nicholas Tates
    Games for Teaching
    Research Advisor: Dr. Pavel Azalov
  • Lisa Voghel
    Tsunami: Wave of Destruction
    Research Advisor: Dr. Daniel Vice 

Verbal Presentations

  • Dhaval Bhalodia
    Truss Analysis
    Research Advisor: Raj Amireddy
  • Jamie Gatts
    Alzheimer's Disease
    Research Advisor: Dr. Lisa Swenson
  • Brandon Herman
    Closed, Open, and Half-Open Interval Tilings
    Research Advisor: Dr. Seymon Litvinov
  • Mihir Mistry and Paul DiBiase
    Magnetic Levitation
    Research Advisor: Dr. Xingguo Zhang
  • Laura O'Neal 
    The Sunrise Dance: Coming Into Womanhood in Western Apache Society of the Pacific Southwest
    Research Advisor: Dr. Justin Nordstrom
  • Matthew Powell
    Totem Poles of the Pacific Northwest: Traditions of Past and Present
    Research Advisor: Dr. Justin Nordstrom
  • Joseph Rosenberg
    Fossils of North-eastern Pennsylvania
    Research Advisor: Dr. Carl Frankel
  • John Skopek, Dhaval Bhalodia and Eric Gogola
    Aerodynamic Testing of Structural Members
    Research Advisor: Wes Grebski
  • Melissa Sturak and Nicholene Allen
    Teaching Organizational Math Skills Using the Box of Raw Data Method in One Hour
    Research Advisor: Dr. Seymon Litvinov
  • Jeff Trangoch
    Music and Personality Type
    Research Advisor: Dr. Lisa Swenson
 

2003 - 2004 Student Participants

  • Dimple Barolia
    Macular Degeneration
    Research Advisor: Dr. Anne Hester
  • Shannon Blank
    Genetically Modified Foods: The Technology and Its Products
    Research Advisor: Dr. Carl Frankel
  • James Colligan & Vitaliy Vlasenko
    Emergence of New Capitalism: Lessons Learnt from Soviet Russia
    Research Advisor: Dr. Munir Mahmud
  • Michelle Cullen & Robert Rinish
    Regular Expressions: Mentoring with Technology
    Research Advisor: Dr. Pavel Azalov
  • Megan Dock
    Stem Cells: The Controversial Medicine of the Future
    Research Advisor: Dr. Carl Frankel
  • Michael T. Feschuk
    Special Interest Money and Its Control over Our Economy
    Research Advisor: Dr. Munir Mahmud
  • Steven Fickner
    Water Quality Assessment inthe Nescopeck Creek System
    Research Advisor: Dr. Carl Frankel
  • Jane Foderaro
    Word Problem Solving vs. Academic Success
    Research Advisor: Dr. Simon Litvinov
  • Gregory Gusthall
    Theoretical Investigations of the Geometrical and Electronic Properties of Oligothiophenes
    Research Advisor: Dr. Mamoun Bader
  • Ron Harman
    The Hollerith Machines: Information, Technology and the Holocaust
    Research Advisor: Dr. Gene Miller
  • Lindsey Kesh
    Art: A New Approach to Teaching Anatomy
    Research Advisor: Dr. Brian Hauge
  • Lindsey Kesh
    The Effect of Sugar Alcohols on Oral Bacteria
    Research Advisor: Tammy Brill
  • Joshua Light
    The Anatomy of a Java Applet: Web-Based Number Conversion
    Research Advisor: Ken Dudeck
  • Joshua Light & Jonathan Jastremsky
    AM Mid-Wave Receiver
    Research Advisor: Dr. Xingguo Zhang
  • Krista Lingenfelter
    The Immediate and Long Term Effects of Human Misuse of the Artic Region
    Research Advisor: Dr. Carl Frankel
  • Mike Mansell
    Temperatur Measurement Using Sensors and Signal Conditioning
    Research Advisor: Ken Dudeck
  • Ahmed Nassar
    The Effects of Toxic Metal and pH Stressors on the Growth of Ankistrodesmus Falcatus
    Research Advisor: Dr. Carl Frankel
  • Timothy Nowak
    Some Kinetic Models for Biochemical Processes
    Research Advisor: Dr. Frank Novak
  • Brandon Oberweiss
    Some Kinetic Models for Biochemical Processes
    Research Advisor: Dr. Frank Novak
  • Erika Olson
    Genetically Modified Foods: The Economic and Political Players
    Research Advisor: Dr. Carl Frankel
  • Ann Patel
    Genetically Modified Foods: Environmental and Health Concerns
    Research Advisor: Dr. Carl Frankel
  • Robert Salko
    CAD Drafting and Stress Analysis
    Research Advisor: Raj Amireddy
  • Katherine Stabile
    Photophysics and Chemistry of Sunblocks
    Research Advisor: Dr. Frank Novak
  • Joanna Szymanski
    Solidarity Then and Now
    Research Advisor: Dr. Gene Miller
  • Eric Tobias
    On Concurrent Engineering?
    Research Advisor: Raj Amireddy
  • Beth Ann Wenner
    The Value and Wealth of Aging
    Research Advisor: Dr. Charles Zola
  • Siri Wenrich
    Bilingualism and the Benefit of ESL in Working with Students in High School
    Research Advisor: Dr. Anne Hester
  • Jason Wolf
    Drive Trains-Engineering Process
    Research Advisor: Raj Amireddy
  • Jason Wolf
    St. Peters Dome - An Engineering Analysis
    Research Advisor: Francis Pierucci
 

2002 - 2003 Student Participants

  • Simona Bettineschi
    “Is She of Isn't She?'":Elizabeth Dole and the Many Faces of Feminism
    Research Advisor: Dr. Molly Wertheimer
  • Shannon Blank
    Childhood Immunization: History and Controversy
    Research Advisor: Dr. Carl Frankel
  • Jamie Colaneri
    The Significance of Women in the Enlightenment
    Research Advisor: Dr. G. Miller
  • Brian Daglian
    From Prosperity to Peril: Economic Conditions in the Roaring 20s and the Great Depression
    Research Advisor: Dr. Munir Mahmud
  • Catherine Damante
    Got Wireless?
    Research Advisor: Dr. David Richards
  • Affrille Degoma
    Between Two Worlds: Abraham Cahan and the Jewish-American Experience
    Research Advisor: Dr. D. Smith
  • David Dick and Daniel Hartman
    Fighting in the Forest: How the British Adapted and Overcame the French in Western Pennsylvania
    Research Advisor: Dr. G. Miller
  • Nicholas Durham
    Natural Cures for Cancer
    Research Advisor: Dr. Carl Frankel
  • John Fogg - 1st Place Verbal
    An Experiment on the Similarity of Web Documents
    Research Advisor: Dr. Pavel Azalov
  • Greg Gutshall
    Theoretical Calculations on Some Thiophene Oligomers
    Research Advisor: Dr. Mamoun Bader
  • Ron Harman - 2nd Place Verbal
    BRIDGING THE GAP: Routine to Research through Challenging Problems
    Research Advisor: Dr. Simon Litvinov
  • Tara Kushner
    The Ethics of the Death Penalty
    Research Advisor: Dr. Charles Zola
  • Tommie Lauderbach
    Evidence that our Genes Affect our Tastes in Food
    Research Advisor: Dr. Carl Frankel
  • Wendy Long and Britt Jacques
    Synthesis and Solvatochromism of some Thiophene Oligomers
    Research Advisor: Dr. Mamoun Bader
  • John P. Maciejewski - 1st Place Poster
    Triphenodithiazine and Derivatives: Preparation and Characterization.
    Research Advisor: Dr. Mamoun Bader
  • Dana Martin
    Schizophrenia: The Myth Unmasked
  • Research Advisor: Dr. Carl Frankel
  • Anne McBrearty
    Influence of Sensitivity to PTC on the Acceptance of Cruciferous Vegetables
    Research Advisor: Dr. Carl Frankel
  • Ahmed Nassar
    Do Reaction Products Act as Competitive or Non-competitive Enzyme
    Research Advisor: Dr. Carl Frankel
  • Milessa Nolter
    Change in Centralia Coal Fire over Time
    Research Advisor: Dr. Daniel Vice
  • Brandon Oberweis
    War with Iraq and its impact on the US Economy
    Research Advisor: Dr. Mamoun Bader
  • David Ozalas
    Mathematical Aspects of Conservation Laws
    Research Advisor: Dr. David Miller
  • Ann Patel
    An Evaluation of New Procedures for Myopia/Hyperopia Correction
    Research Advisor: Dr. Carl Frankel
  • Leo Perrons
    Centralia: Example of what can go wrong
    Research Advisor: Dr. Daniel Vice
  • Denisa Pribulova
    The Rare Earth Hypothesis and the Search for Complex Life in the Universe
    Research Advisor: Dr. Carl Frankel
  • Terri Quinn and John Chehovich
    5K Scholarship Run
  • Research Advisor: E. Roces
  • Nicholas Rosage
    Knee Replacement Therapies: Which are Right for You?
    Research Advisor: Dr. Carl Frankel
  • Robert Salko
    Solid Modeling and Engineering Design: Learning the Techniques
    Research Advisor: Raj Amireddy
  • Robert Salko - 3rd Place Verbal
    Testing for Flatness
    Research Advisor: Dr. David Miller
  • Mike Schindler - 2nd Place Poster
    Powered Taperlock Coupling
    Research Advisor: Wes Grebski
  • Nick Shemonsky
    Six Sigma and its Impact on American Management
    Research Advisor: L. Singer
  • Shanna Simmons - 3rd Place Poster
    Musical Sounds: More than just the song in your Head
    Research Advisor: Dr. David Miller
  • Sara Skekel
    The future of the US: How long will it remain a Global superpower?
    Research Advisor: David Sosar
  • Matthew Synder
    Variations in Depositional Environment between the Pottsville Conglomerate and the Hewellyn Formation
    Research Advisor: Dr. Daniel Vice
  • Lauren Ujazdowski
    The Table is Set
    Research Advisor: Dr. Molly Wertheimer
  • Beth Ann Wenner
    Facts, Tales and Legends of Coal Mining
    Research Advisor: Jane Waitkus
 

2001 - 2002 Student Participants

  • Shaun Agustinelli, Nicole Cook, Bruce Kemmerer, Mike Ross
    Downtown Hazleton Pedestrian Mall: A Plan for the Future Development of Downtown Hazleton
    Research Advisor: Eltgad Roces
  • Young H. An
    Theoretical Studies on Ladder Type Repeat Units: Pentacene-Like Molecules
    Research Advisor: Dr. Mamoun Bader
  • Taiala Carvalho
    Synthesis of 4-Stilbene Sulfonic Acid and 4,4'-Stilbene dislufonic Acid
    Research Advisor: Dr. Mamoun Bader
  • Gwen Donmoyer, Young H An
    Waterless Hand Cleaners: Do They Really Work?
    Research Advisor: Tammy Brill
  • Kristin Dulick
    Solvatochromic and Crystal Growth Studies of some Organic Electron Acceptors
    Research Advisor: Dr. Mamoun Bader
  • Matther Eyer
    Visualizing the Horror: War From Novel to Film
    Research Advisor: Dr. Lucy Morrison
  • Jared Ferri
    Design of a Double Scissor Action Hydraulic Lift
    Research Advisor: Wes Grebski
  • Casey Fischer
    Friendship in Fantasy Novels
    Research Advisor: Dr. Liz Wright
  • Laura Gelety, Brandon Chicalese
    The Shannie Dilemma
    Research Advisor: Tammy Brill
  • Lindsey Giles, Michelle Tarlecki
    Effect of Public Speaking on Heart Rate
    Research Advisor: Deidre Jago
  • Hallie Goldfarb
    Holocaust Denial vs. the Evidence for the Existence of the Gas Chambers at Auschwitz
    Research Advisor: Dr. Gene Miller
  • Gabrielle Harrison
    Turtle Populations of Wekiwa Springs Revisited
    Research Advisor: Dr. J. Brian Hauge
  • Gabrielle Harrison
    Simulating Evolution with Language-like Automata
    Research Advisor: Dr. Frank Novak
  • Aaron Hauer, Adam Kuczynski
    A Comparison of the Use of Slave Labor by German and American Corporations During the Holocaust
    Research Advisor: Dr. Gene Miller
  • Sharon Hussey
    The Role of Women in Early Anglo-Saxon Society
    Research Advisor: Dr. Kathleen Kemmerer
  • Sharon Hussey, Cindy Huang, Meghan Bell
    Can We Laugh After 9/11?
    Research Advisor: Dr. Lucy Morrison
  • Maranatha Jacobs
    The Life and Work of the Novelist Brand Whitlock
    Research Advisor: Dr. Alan Price
  • Wendy Long
    New Sequence in Learning Organic Chemistry
    Research Advisor: Dr. Mamoun Bader
  • Marcello Luisi
    A Comparative Study of Nazi Holocaust Documents: the Use of Straightforward Language and Euphemisms
    Research Advisor: Dr. Gene Miller
  • Craig Lutz
    RATS
    Research Advisor: Barbara Brazon and Loreen Powell
  • John Paul Maciejewski
    Synthesis and Purification of Ladder Type Repeat Units: Pentacene-Like Molecules
    Research Advisor: Dr. Mamoun Bader
  • Anne McBrearty
    Letitia Landon: Interpretations of the Woman and the Writer
    Research Advisor: Dr. Lucy Morrison
  • Jeremy Melber
    Economic Development: A New Era
    Research Advisor: Dr. Kathy Murphy
  • Natania Mertz, Amy Kramer, Chris Smyth
    Guantanamo's Captives and Human Rights
    Research Advisor: Dr. Lucy Morrison
  • Brent Miller
    US Newspaper Coverage of the Holocaust During World Was II
    Research Advisor: Dr. Gene Miller
  • Kathleen Milulski
    The (Un)Breakable Bonds: Mother And Child
    Advisor: Dr. Lucy Morrison
  • Simone Osias
    How Clean Are Toilets?
    Research Advisor: Tammy Brill
  • David Ozalas
    Rotational and Lorentz Symmetries
    Research Advisor: Dr. David Miller
  • Matt Pavelko, Michael Everett, Brett Kluskiewicz
    Similarity in XML Documents
    Research Advisor: Dr. Pavel Azalov
  • Kristin Pursell
    Evolution vs. Creationism: a Struggle Between Faith and Science
    Research Advisor: Dr. Carl Frankel
  • Mike Ross, Bruce Kemmerer, Nicole Cook, Shaun Agustinelli
    Downtown Hazleton Pedestrian Mall: Design and Layout
    Research Advisor: Eltgad Roces
  • Mike Samilo
    Dr. Josef Mengele's Experiments on Twins
    Research Advisor: Dr. Gene Miller
  • Neil A. Scheihing
    The Question of E-Commerce
    Research Advisor: Dr. Munir Mahmud
  • Sara Skekel
    Will drug trafficking improve the Mexican economy?
    Research Advisor: Dr. Lucy Morrison
  • Greg Sniscak
    Collapsible Bicycle Work Stand
    Research Advisor: Wes Grebski
 

2000 - 2001 Student Participants

  • Josh Basilla, Jen Batista
    Kids TV - What Your Children May Be Watching
    Research Advisor: Dr. Eric Bell
  • Andreas Baudy
    Synthesis and Characterization of Fused Heterocyclic Compounds: Monomers for Ladder Type Polymers
    Research Advisor: Dr. Mamoun Bader
  • Aaron Baumgartner, Carmine Gandia
    A Comparison of Classic & New TV Shows for Children
    Research Advisor: Dr. Eric Bell
  • Dave Brobst
    Critical Principles in Johnson's Life of Cowley
    Research Advisor: Dr. Kathleen Kemmerer
  • Graeme Carson
    Synthesis of Chiral Photochromic Materials
    Research Advisor: Dr. Girija Subramaniam
  • Taiala Carvalho
    UV-VIS and Cyclic Voltammetric Studies on New Organic Electron Acceptors
    Research Advisor: Dr. Mamoun Bader
  • Jeffrey S. Chabot, Jonathan Sturak, Daniel T. Lodini, Francisco Javier Fernandez
    Platonic and Arquimedean Solids
    Research Advisor: Dr. Alfredo Jimenez
  • Christy M. DeMelfi
    Economic Sanctions: The New Face of Foreign Policy
    Research Advisor: Dr. Munir Mahmud
  • Melissa Gallinot, Laura Dewald, Tommy Edwards
    Young Childrens' Identification & Imitation Tendencies
    Research Advisor: Dr. Eric Bell
  • Sara Grabowski
    Investigation of the Esterification of w-mercapto Aliphatic Acids
    Research Advisor: Dr. Mamoun Bader
  • Aubrey Giffen
    Biology of Exotic Geckos in Florida
    Research Advisor: Dr. Brian Hauge
  • Matt Gray
    Designing a Webpage to Illustrate the Concept of Signed Binary Numbers
    Research Advisor: Ken Dudeck
  • Gabrielle Harrison
    Spectrophotometric Analysis of Alcohol Content in Unpasteurized Apple Cider
    Research Advisor: Tammy Brill
  • Gabrielle Harrison
    Catalysis and Autocatalysis in Biology
    Research Advisor: Dr. Frank Novak
  • Gabrielle Harrison
    The Aquatic Turtles of Wekiwa Springs State Park Population Characteristics
    Research Advisor: Dr. Brian Hauge
  • David S. Hill
    Design of Valve for Power Plant Ash Removal
    Research Advisor: Dr. Wes Grebski
  • Matt Hinely
    Turtle Trapping Methods: Species Bias and Bait Selection
    Research Advisor: Dr. Brian Hauge
  • Cindy Huang
    The Role of Violence in Japanese Animated TV
    Research Advisor: Dr. Bill Ellis
  • Bruce Kemmerer
    Fatal Workplace Violence -- Phenomenon or Trend?
    Research Advisor: Dr. Kathy Murphy
  • Joe Matukonis
    Cystic Fibrosis: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment
    Research Advisor: Dr. Carl Frankel
  • Anne McBrearty
    The Correspondence of British Romantic Women Writers
    Research Advisor: Dr.Lucy Morrison
  • Alicia Morgante, Corrine Carpenter
    Assessing & Selecting Children's Toys
    Research Advisor: Dr. Eric Bell
  • Dana Nortavage, Melissa Schlenker
    Genetic Control of Amylase Content of Human Saliva
    Research Advisor: Dr. Carl Frankel
  • Adam Pingel
    Wittig Reaction for the Synthesis of Aromatic Polyenes
    Research Advisor: Dr. Mamoun Bader
  • Dave Retz
    The Art of Adaptation Transforming Literature to Film
    Research Advisor: Dr. Lucy Morrison
  • Bryan Rhoads
    Solvatochromic Measurements of Polarities of Several Liquid Ionic Solvents
    Research Advisor: Dr. Donald Mencer
  • Rebecca Rogan, Peggy Romanic, Amanda Sacco
    Who Do Children Identify With and Tend to Imitate?
    Research Advisor: Dr. Eric Bell
  • Kim Schiefe
    Leadership
    Research Advisor: Dr. Kathleen Murphy
  • Kira Skocik
    Turtles of Wekiwa Springs State Park: Turtle Sex
    Research Advisor: Dr. Brian Hauge
  • Krysten Slavick
    The Gemstones of Arizona
    Research Advisor: Dr. Dan Vice
  • Sherry Solarz, Jeff Shrader, Kristie Stauder
    An Evaluation of Outdoor Toys
    Research Advisor: Dr. Eric Bell
  • Long Vo
    Application of Multimedia in Web Design
    Research Advisor: Dr. Dave Richards
  • Courtney Wahl
    Emergency Preparedness and Safety on Offshore Drilling Platforms on the Outer Continental Shelf
    Research Advisor: Deidre Jago
 

1999 - 2000 Student Participants

  • Jeremy Beil
    The attitude of the U.S. State Department to news of the Holocaust after 1942
    Research Advisor: Dr. Gene Miller
  • David Brobst
    Robert Frost's "Fire and Ice"
    Research Advisor:  Dr. Kathleen Kemmerer
  • Jeremy Brodhead
    Mutagenesis of Serratia marcescens in their Prodigiosin synthesis
    Research Advisor: Tammy Brill
  • Jeremy Brodhead
    Synthesis of Photochromic Liquid Crystalline Compounds
    Research Advisor: Dr. Girija Subramaniam
  • Pedram Farhi
    Synthesis of Model Precursors to Photochromic Liquid Crystalline Compounds
    Research Advisor: Dr. Girija Subramaniam
  • Jessica T. Fischer
    Food Habits and Endoparasites of the Introduced Giant Whiptail Lizard (Cnemidophorus motaguae) in Florida
    Research Advisor: Dr. Brian Hauge
  • Kyle Headly
    Three Body Problem in Planetary Motion
    Research Advisors: Dr. Alfredo Jimenez and Dr. Dave Miller
  • Brian Lagana
    Dramatic interpretation of King Mongkut, the king in The King and I
    Research Advisor: Dr. Kathy Murphy
  • Maria Maleski
    Microbiological Analysis of an Agricultural Water System
    Research Advisor: Tammy Brill and Dr. Brian Hauge
  • Joe Matukonis
    How Franz von Papen helped to make it possible for Hitler to come to power in Germany in 1933
    Research Advisor: Dr. Gene Miller
  • Adam Pingel
    Nazi medical experiments
    Research Advisor: Dr. Gene Miller
  • Molly Powell
    The Influence of Genes on Disease
    Research Advisor: Tammy Brill
  • Jenny Poust
    Sexual politics in Samuel Johnson's "Life of Cowley"
    Research Advisor:  Dr. Kathleen Kemmerer
  • John M. Provenzale
    Food Habits and Endoparasites of the Introduced Northern Curly-tail Lizard (Leiocephalus carinatus) from a population in Florida
    Research Advisor: Dr. Brian Hauge
  • David Retz
    Anti-German propaganda during World War I and/or World War II
    Research Advisor: Dr. Gene Miller
  • Stephanie Richendrfer
    Genetic Differences Between Two Ethnic Groups
    Research Advisor: Dr. Carl Frankel
  • Ronald Rightus
    Toothpaste Dispenser
    Research Advisor: Dr. Wes Grebski
  • Kim Schiefer
    The Economic Development Council of Northeastern Pennsylvania
    Research Advisor: Dr. Kathy Murphy
  • Kristyn M. Semuta
    Food Habits and Endoparasites of two Introduced lizards, the Rainbow Whiptail Lizard Cnemidophorus lemniscatus) and the Asian House Gecko (Hemidactylus frenatus) in Florida
    Research Advisor: Dr. Brian Hauge
  • Kira C. Skocik
    Food Habits and Endoparasites of two Introduced lizards, the Striped Basilisk Lizard (Basiliscus vittatus) and the African House Gecko (Hemidactylus mabouia) in Florida
    Research Advisor: Dr. Brian Hauge
  • Andrea M. Solinski
    Food Habits and Endoparasites of the Introduced Northern Curly-tail Lizard (Leiocephalus carinatus) from a population in Florida
    Research Advisor: Dr. Brian Hauge
  • Matthew Thompson
    Materials in Space Sciences - Hands-on Activities
    Research Advisor: Dr. Girija Subramaniam
  • Courtney Wahl
    The effects of petroleum extraction on the ecosystems surrounding the drilling site.
    Research Advisor: Dr. Carl Frankel
  • Samantha Zeigler and Lisa Passon
    Presentation Style: Powerpoint and Lecture, Survey for the Chamber of Commerce
    Research Advisor: Dr. Kathy Murphy
  • Ty Zimmerman
    Design for an Automatic Bottle Drill
    Research Advisor: Wes Grebski
  • Renee Zlobik
    Studies in Flux
    Research Advisors: Dr. Alfredo Jimenez and Dr. Dave Miller
 

1998 - 1999 Student Participants

  • Peter Abdelmalek
    Investigation of Electrode Processes in Liquid Ionic Solvents
    Research Advisor: Dr. Don Mencer
  • Lynn Acri
    Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
    Research Advisor: Dr. David Orbin and Steve Knudsen
  • Leslie Albright, Justin Moser
    Synthesis and Characterization of New Metal Containing Polymers for Nonlinear Optics
    Research Advisor: Dr. Mamoun Bader
  • David Copper
    The Gravity Star: An Application of Cubic Analoques using Mathematica
    Research Advisor: Dr. Alfredo Jimenez
  • Kristen Corinchock
    Solubility of Sparingly Soluble Salts in Liquid Ionic Solvents
    Research Advisor: Dr. Donald Mencer
  • Julia C. DeNardo
    Mapping the Electric Field
    Research Advisor: Dr. David Miller
  • Toni Englehart
    The Molly Maguires
    Research Advisor: Dr. Bill Ellis
  • Robin Imhoff
    Attitudes Toward Prostitution in the Eighteenth Century as shown in Works by Johnson, Boswell, and Defoe
    Research Advisor: Dr. Kathleen Kemmerer
  • Pete Lynch
    From Atlantic Charter to NATO
    Research Advisor: Dr. Harold Aurand
  • Justin Moser
    Cyclic Voltammetry and Electrochemistry of Electroactive Organic Materials
    Research Advisor: Dr. Mamoun Bader
  • Natalie Scroggins
    A Journey to a New Land
    Research Advisor: Dr. Harold Aurand
 

1997 - 1998 Student Participants

  • Kenner Bryan
    Electroless Deposition and Characterization of Ternary NiReP Alloys
    Research Advisor: Dr. Don Mencer
  • Diana Corrales
    Statistics in Business
    Research Advisor: Lori Singer
  • Paul Edelkamp
    Paul constructed a web page for his Engl 184 H project
    Research Advisor: Dr. Alan Price
  • Elaine Elliott
    Thermodynamic Parameters of Voltaic Cells
    Research Advisor: Dr. Don Mencer
  • Leanne Martinni
    Autism - Its Behaviors and Its Treatments
    Research Advisor: Jane Roda
  • Microbiology 202 Lab
    Chemical Methods of Control:  Antiseptics and Disinfectants
    Research Advisor: Tammy Brill
  • Paul Minnich
    Effects of Clenbuterol and 8-Bromo-cAMP on Cell Growth of Fetal Chicken Biceps and Medial Abductor Muscles
    Research Advisor: Dr. Diana Bourke
  • Angela Molli and Kevin Meyers
    Synthesis and Characterization of New Metal Containing Polymers for Nonlinear Optical Applications
    Research Advisor: Dr. Mamoun Bader