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2021 Undergraduate Research Symposium

This year’s VIRTUAL Symposium includes 54 presentations featuring the work of 79 students from 10 different departments across the College of Education and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Students were assisted by 24 faculty and staff mentors. The projects presented at this Symposium took place in 2019, 2020, and 2021 and include coursework and independent study activities.

To access any presentation, click directly on the presentation title. If the presentation format is "Digital with Audio", select "Slide Show", then "From Beginning" and then click the speaker symbol at the top of the presentation.

 

Department of Biology

Presentation Title Presentation Format Student Presenter(s)
Cloning ospA for Plant (Arabidopsis) Expression Digital Eleanor Browne
Comparison of Antibiotic Sensitivity of Bukholderia cenocepacia and Burkholderia cepacia Digital Oghenekome Ukpu
Evaluation of Water Samples Using the Filtration Technique Digital Matthew Ward
Extraction of DNA from Soil Bacteria and Fungi for the Next Generation DNA Sequencing Digital Caley Neville
Genetic Profiling and Correlation with Chemical Constituents in Hemp Digital Abigail Hunker
Host Morphological Traits and Parasite Population Sizes in Northern Fulmar Digital Maxwell Sykes
Investigations into the Roles of Organisms on Environmental Plastic Pollution Digital Zophia Galvin
Keap1 Gene Expression in Drosophila melanogaster in Response to Bleach and Ascorbic Acid Treatments Oral Joshua Clem
Ian Macomber
Optimization of DNA Extraction and PCR Amplification of River Otter DNA Digital Naomi Tasker
Perceived Anxiety and Salivary Cortisol Levels in Students Challenged with a Testing Stressor and Their Effects on Performance Digital Nathnael Tessema
Surveillance of the Lyme Disease Pathogen in Ticks from the Western Maryland Region Digital Mariah Pritts
Using PCR Analysis to Detect Possible Borrelia burgdorferi in Ticks from Western Maryland Digital Emma Helmstetter
Utilizing Undervalued Chicken By-Product as a Source of Collagen Digital Tucker Matthews

Department of Chemistry

Presentation Title Presentation Format Student Presenter(s)
Determining the Sulfur Content in Different Hair Types Digital Oghenekome Ukpu
Developing a Method for Detecting Sitagliptin in Breast Milk Using Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) Digital with Audio Alexa Sowers
Empirical and Theoretical Determination of Myoglobin pl Digital Sophia Staggers
Nathan Perren
Hemp Flower DNA Isolation Optimization Digital Abigail Hunker
Solid-Phase Synthesis of Potential Antimicrobial Peptides Oral Dylan Mannick
Sophia Stagger
Jacob Wilson
Streptavidin Magnetic Bead Immunoprecipitation of Lactate Dehydrogenase B Digital Jasmine Harper
Triticain-α: An Enzymatic Approach to Managing Celiac Disease Oral Joshua Clem

Department of Computer Science and Information Technologies

Presentation Title Presentation Format Student Presenter(s)
Allergen and Taboo Foods Android Application Oral Linus Drissel

Department of English and Foreign Languages and Literature

Presentation Title Presentation Format Student Presenter(s)
Project Censored: What is Going Under Our Radar Oral James Byers
Ciel LaBossiere-Little
Amaya McIver
Leah Perrin
Gabriella Sullivan

Department of Geography

Presentation Title Presentation Format Student Presenter(s)
Soil Catena Survey of FSU Arboretum Studying Effects of Regional Mining on Soil Digital with Audio William Deibert
Soil Salinity Study of Frostburg State University Campus Digital Alexander Scott

Department of Kinesiology and Recreation

Presentation Title Presentation Format Student Presenter(s)
A Multidisciplinary Approach to Holistic Development of Intercollegiate Student-Athletes Digital with Audio Makayla Parris
Cancer Risks for Athletes Playing on Artificial Turf: A Critically Appraised Topic Digital with Audio Matthew Mannick
Effects of Prehabilitation Exercises on Quadriceps Strength Post ACL Surgery: A Critically Appraised Topic Digital with Audio Clayton Washington
Grade III Acromioclavicular Sprain Recommendation for Treatment: A Critically Appraised Topic Digital with Audio Brooke Lafayette
MPFL Reconstruction Rehabilitation in College Age Male Athletes: A Critically Appraised Topic Digital with Audio Daniel Bittinger
Perilunate Dislocation in an Intercollegiate Football Player: A Case Study Digital with Audio Katherine Treff
Strength Training Compared to Endurance Training for Muscle Hypertrophy and Knee Function in Adult Athletes: A Critically Appraised Topic Digital with Audio Keyonna Biggs
Weber C Fracture and Medial Malleolus Dislocation in a College Football Player: A Case Study Digital with Audio Sylvia Watson

Department of Mathematics

Presentation Title Presentation Format Student Presenter(s)
Cauchy’s Theorem and Application Digital Bailey Brewer
Eigen-Analysis of Filled Julia Sets Digital Andrew Goodrich
Magician Reveals Their Secret: Ensley Vallin 4 Card Trick Digital with Audio Ashley Armbruster

Department of Philosophy

Presentation Title Presentation Format Student Presenter(s)
Neutrality Fatality: An Examination of the Polarized Courts Oral Jessica Thayer

Department of Physics and Engineering

Presentation Title Presentation Format Student Presenter(s)
Characterizing the Behavior of Sunspot Cycles Oral Andrew Goodrich
Climate Change in Frostburg Oral Cameron Nichols
Football Receiving and Throwing Device Oral Nicholas Harris
Nathaniel Owens
Keegan Wolf
Amy Trembly
Hands-Free Door Operating Mechanism Oral Joshua Smith
Aaron Yeager
Triston Eirich
Devin Williams
Multilayered Assembly of Polymer Based Light Armor Systems Digital Robert Spitler
Richie DiGuiseppe
Nathan Olen
Solar Powered Electrochromic Smart Tint Digital Bria’ Johnson
Daniel Morgan
Lynch Jean Jr.
Kaoutar Sahmoudi
Solar Uninterruptible Recovery Energizer (S.U.R.E.) Digital Tochi Chigbu
Matthew Clough
Abdirisak Diria
Sangbuma Fofung
Anthony Kostopoulos
Amirah Townsend

Department of Visual Arts

Presentation Title Presentation Format Student Presenter(s)
Reshaping the Box: Sculptural Paintings Digital

Carol Lusk
Cassidy Mark
Chelsey Pannell
Courtney Chambers
Darian Stouder
Erica Bennett
Julia Walsh
Lisa Whetzel
Shawna Hawkins
Tyrone Taylor
Yi Zhou