Honors College

Winter 2017 Honors College Symposium

Fri, 1 Dec 2017 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Honors pinning ceremonyThe Honors Symposium showcases academic research and creative scholarship by JMU Honors students. Seniors give poster presentations about their Honors Capstone Projects, answer questions, and discuss their work with the public. Students in select Honors courses present their unique, interdisciplinary work. Overall, the symposium is a signature feature of the JMU Honors College experience.

All students, faculty, alumni, family, and friends are welcome to attend. 

WHEN: Friday, December 1, 12:00-1:30 PM

WHERE: Festival Highlands Room

List of Presenters

Faith Anderson (Psychology): “The Physics of Diving in Relation to Angular Momentum”
PHYS 140H; Bradley Newcomer, instructor

Matthew Ashley (Biotechnology): “The Physics of Baseball”
PHYS 140H; Bradley Newcomer, instructor 

Rachel Barborek (Biology): “Does a Backflip Get Faster When a Full Twist is Added?”
PHYS 140H; Bradley Newcomer, instructor

Matthew Best (Psychology, Spanish): “The Psychology of Elite Level Performance in Elite Academy Soccer Players”
Honors Capstone Project, Psychology; Kenneth Barron, advisor

Shaw Camphire (Biotechnology): “The Physics of a Trombone”
PHYS 140H; Bradley Newcomer, instructor

Kyle Cicalese (Biology, Sociology), Sophia DeLucca (Communication Studies), Lillian Gates (Social Work, Public Policy and Administration), Erica Head (Biology): “The 2017 Virginia Election Poster Project”
POSC 225H; Andreas Broscheid, instructor

Ani Clem (Biotechnology): “The Physics Underlying Intraocular Pressure and Clinical Testing and Treatment of Ocular Hypertension”
PHYS 140H; Bradley Newcomer, instructor 

Grant Colip (Geology, Spanish), Victoria Hojnacki (Geology): “A Multi-Proxy Analysis of Northern Pacific STEMSEAS Sediment Core Lithology and Permeability”
GEOL 406; Kristen St. John, instructor

Coleman Cox (Music): “Hit the Harmonies: Singing, Overtones, and Oscillatory Motion”
PHYS 140H; Bradley Newcomer, instructor

Tyler DeScenza (Biotechnology): “Physics of a Balloon Car”
PHYS 140H; Bradley Newcomer, instructor

Alexis Eastburn (Biology): “Blood Pressure in the Human Body”
PHYS 140H; Bradley Newcomer, instructor

Abigail Forsyth (Athletic Training): “Physics of Knee Injury”
PHYS 140H; Bradley Newcomer, instructor

Ethan Gardner (Political Science): “Nazis, Nationalism, and Ancient Greece”
HON 300 Spirituality in the Ancient Mediterranean; Kathryn Stevens, instructor

Mira Gruber (Philosophy, Psychology): “What is it Like to be a Bat? An Examination of Ineffable Truths”
PHIL 101; Michael Trocchia, instructor

Hailey Gutzmer (Health Sciences): “PHYS 140 Project”
PHYS 140H; Bradley Newcomer, instructor

Harrison Hall (Biology): “Applications of Fulcrums in Common Surgical Tools”
PHYS 140H; Bradley Newcomer, instructor

Ryan Hilton (Biotechnology), Lexi Foor (Biology): “Young's Modulus and its Role in the Elasticity of the Human Lens”
PHYS 140H; Bradley Newcomer, instructor 

Kaitlin Holland (Biology): “Navigating Culture: An Exploration of Domestic Violence and Abuse Resource Provision to the Harrisonburg Iraqi Refugee Community”
Honors Capstone Project, Honors Interdisciplinary Studies; Bradley Newcomer, advisor

Zachary Holley (Biology): “Elastic Properties of Human Blood Vessels”
PHYS 140H; Bradley Newcomer, instructor

Reafa Hossain (Biotechnology): “Antibacterial Properties of Novel Amphiphiles: Exploring Structure-Activity Relationships”
Honors Capstone Project, Biotechnology; Kyle Seifert, advisor 

Emily Isola (Biology, Psychology): “Pressure and the Human Body”
PHYS 140H; Bradley Newcomer, instructor 

Melanie Kusakavitch (Health Sciences): “Antimicrobial Activity of Novel Amphiphiles”
Honors Capstone Project, Biology; Kyle Seifert, advisor 

Erica LaRocca (Health Sciences): “Biological Applications of Elasticity”
PHYS 140H; Bradley Newcomer, instructor

Lindsay Levatino (Engineering): “The Physics Behind Roller Coasters”
PHYS 140H; Bradley Newcomer, instructor 

Yara Mahmoud (Health Services Administration): “The Physics of Car Collisions”
PHYS 140H; Bradley Newcomer, instructor 

Caroline Mays (Biology): “Torque in Dentistry”
PHYS 140H; Bradley Newcomer, instructor

Kathryn McGee (Biology): “The Real and Fictitious Forces of Hurricanes”
PHYS 140H; Bradley Newcomer, instructor

Michael Mingo (Biology)
PHYS 140H; Bradley Newcomer, instructor 

Paige Moody (Political Science, Spanish): “The Physics of Hearing and Hearing Loss”
PHYS 140H; Bradley Newcomer, instructor 

Sydney Nolan (Psychology): “Aspects of Resiliency Among the Lives of Student Veterans”
Honors Capstone Project, Honors Interdisciplinary Studies; Debbie Sturm, advisor

Lauren Pope (Biology): “Tetrameric Structure of Beta-amylase 2 (BAM2) in Arabidopsis”
Honors Capstone Project, Biology; Jonathan Monroe, advisor

Erica Royal (International Business)
PHYS 140H; Bradley Newcomer, instructor

Anthony Snarr (Computer Science): “Physics of a Helicopter”
PHYS 140H; Bradley Newcomer, instructor

Miranda Walls (Economics): “Analyzing Microfinance”
Honors Capstone Project, Economics; Robert Subrick, advisor 

Fiona Wirth (Art History): “Adoration and Art”
Honors Capstone Project, Art History; Kathryn Stevens, advisor 

Allison Woolf (Nursing): “Preventing Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease Development in at-risk Youth”
Honors Capstone Project, Nursing; Karen Weeks, advisor

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