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Title Student(s) Department(s) Faculty Advisor(s) Type Year
I WANT TO BE FREE, FREE, FREE: THE MISSISSIPPI FREEDOM SCHOOLS OF 1964 Emma Appleton History Dr. Raymond "Skip" Hyser Oral 2019
NUTRIENT LOADING AND DISCHARGE FOR VIRGINIA LAKES: A TWO YEAR STUDY Louis Bondurant, Madison Roberts Chemistry and Biochemistry Dr. Daniel Downey Oral 2019
WHOLE GENOME SEQUENCING OF METHICILLIN RESISTANT STAPHYLOCOCCUS SCIURI ISOLATED FROM A SHENANDOAH VALLEY WATERWAY Raechel Davis, William Maza Biology Dr. James Herrick Poster 2019
ESCAPE RESPONSES FROM A PREDATORIAL ATTACK IN PHIDIPPUS REGIUS Victoria Gaudin Biology Dr. Corey Cleland Oral 2019
MEASUREMENT OF PHOTOMULTIPLIER TUBES AND BASES AND THE CONSTRUCTION THEREOF Adam Golfman, Jorge Pena Physics and Astronomy Dr. Ioana Niculescu Oral 2019
A MONTE CARLO SIMULATION OF FERMI BLAZARS TO CONSTRAIN THE EXTRAGALACTIC BACKGROUND LIGHT IN THE UNIVERSE Alexandra Goodis Physics and Astronomy Dr. Sean Scully Poster 2019
THE VENEZUELAN REFUGEE CRISIS: AN ANALYSIS OF PARADIGM SHIFTS IN REFUGEE POLICIES IN SOUTH AMERICA Isabelle Hoagland Justice Studies Dr. Daniel Beers Oral 2019
SPECTRAL ENERGY DISTRIBUTIONS OF WATER MEGAMASER DISKS Sloane McNeill Physics and Astronomy Dr. Anca Constantin Poster 2019
ENGINEERING THE RESISTIVE BASES OF THE ELECTROMAGNETIC CALORIMETER IN HALL A AT JEFFERSON LAB Jorge Pena Physics and Astronomy Dr. Gabriel Niculescu Oral 2019
ELUCIDATION OF BROWN STAINS IN WELLNESS CENTER POOLS Madison Roberts Chemistry and Biochemistry Dr. Daniel Downey Oral 2019
MAGNETICALLY DRIVEN X-RAY OUTFLOWS IN NEARBY ACTIVE GALAXY MCG-6-30-15 Alexander Sanner Physics and Astronomy Dr. Keigo Fukumura Oral 2019
USE OF EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE BY SLPS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN VIRGINIA MaHalea Scicchitano Communication Sciences and Disorders Dr. Laura Desportes Bowman Poster 2019
HOW EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONING PROMOTES SCHOOL READINESS IN PRESCHOOLERS Jeanie Stouffer Education Dr. Laura Desportes Bowman Oral 2019
ANTENNAE POINTING DURING THE ESCAPE RESPONSE TO LOOMING STIMULI IN THE CRICKET, ACHETA DOMESTICUS Alexander Zeher Biology Dr. Corey Cleland Poster 2019
REAGAN'S FRAMING OF THE IRAN-CONTRA AFFAIR Blake Bergstrom History Dr. Raymond Hyser Oral 2017
PRO-INFLAMMATORY EFFECT OF DENGUE VIRUS NS1 AND ENVELOPE PROTEINS IN CULTURED HUMAN ARTICULAR CHONDROCYTES Taylor H. Derby, Victoria M. Callahan Biology Dr. Marta K. Bechtel Poster 2017
THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN LUNG SIZE AND TAIL CURVATURE OF XENOPUS LAEVIS TADPOLES Nicole Hoguet, Christina Modolo, Orquidea Aleagha Biology Dr. Chris Rose Poster 2017
THE ROLES OF EMPATHY AND RACE ON CONTAGIOUS YAWNING Daroon M. Jalil Psychology Dr. Melanie Shoup-Knox Oral 2017
EMOTIONAL BEHAVIORAL DISABILITY PREVALENCE TRENDS IN VIRGINIA AND TEACHER EFFICACY Amanda T. Kousen Education Dr. Laura Desportes Oral 2017
ANTIBACTERIAL PROPERTIES OF NOVEL AMPHIPHILES: EXPLORING STRUCTURE-ACTIVITY RELATIONSHIPS Stephanie M. Masters Biology Dr. Kyle Seifert Poster 2017
INVESTIGATION OF MECHANICAL PROPERTY SENSITIVITY WITH RESPECT TO PROCESSING TEMPERATURES FOR A-2 STEEL Martin Mekhail Engineering Dr. Robert Prins, Dr. Heather McLeod Oral 2017
EFFECTS OF ATMOSPHERIC ACID REDUCTION ON WATER CHEMISTRY OF THREE VIRGINIA TROUT STREAMS Kevin Pyszka Chemistry and Biochemistry Dr. Daniel Downey Oral 2017
SELECTIVE ELECTROLESS NICKEL DEPOSITION ON PMMA USING CHLOROFORM PRE-TREATMENT Nick Sipes Physics and Astronomy, Chemistry, Material Science Dr. Chris Hughes, Dr. Harry Hu, Dr. Brian Augustine (High Point University) Oral 2017
INVESTIGATING EFFECTS OF TEMPERING TEMPERATURES OF A2 STEEL Madison Anderson Engineering Dr. Robert Prins Oral 2018
THE EFFECT OF TAIL LENGTH VARIATION ON MINIMUM INHIBITORY CONCENTRATION, AND BIOFILM DISRUPTION Smita Bajgain, Elizabeth Rogers, Stephanie Sharpes Chemistry and Biochemistry, Biology Dr. Kevin Caran, Dr. Kyle Seifert Poster 2018
FIGHTING FOR THE FUTURE: COMPETING VISIONS OF 'INDIANNESS' AT THE CHICAGO 1893, OMAHA 1898, AND ST. LOUIS 1904 WORLD'S FAIRS Hannah S. Facknitz History Dr. Raymond Hyser Oral 2018
WHOLE-GENOME EPIDEMIOLOGY OF ENVIRONMENTAL SALMONELLA: MONITORING POTENTIAL THREATS TO PUBLIC HEALTH Charles P. Holmes II, Sophie Jurgensen Biology Dr. James Herrick Poster 2018
UNEQUAL PARTNERS: A PILOT EVALUATION PROJECT IN HARRISONBURG HIGH SCHOOL Katherine Kowalk Health Sciences Dr. Dayna Henry Poster 2018
INCLUSION IN MORNING MEETINGS Robin Lauber Education Dr. Holly McCartney Oral 2018
INVESTIGATION OF MICROSTRUCTURE SENSITIVITY WITH RESPECT TO PROCESSING TEMPERATURES FOR A2 STEEL Martin Mekhail Engineering Dr. Robert Prins, Dr. Heather Kirkvold Poster 2017
IRON LINE REVERBERATION AROUND BLACK HOLE ACCRETION IN LUMINOUS GALAXIES Kaitlyn Porter Physics and Astronomy Dr. Keigo Fukumura Poster 2018
UNDERSTANDING THE CONNECTION BETWEEN THE X-RAY AND WATER MASER EMISSION IN GALAXY CENTERS Noah Ripchick Physics and Astronomy Dr. Anca Constantin Poster 2018
MEASUREMENT AND EVALUATION OF NUTRIENT LOADING AND DISCHARGE FOR SEVERAL VIRGINIA LAKES Olivia Swahn Chemistry and Biochemistry Dr. Daniel Downey, Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Mr. William Latham, Dept. of Biology Poster 2018
THE DESIGN AND FABRICATION OF MICROFLUIDIC DEVICES FOR NEURON ANALYSIS Devin E. Buennemeyer Physics and Astronomy Dr. Chris Hughes Oral 2016
SELECTIVE PATTERNING OF GOLD ON PMMA USING CHCL3 AS AN ADHESION PROMOTER Samuel "Watson" Stahl Chemistry and Biochemistry, Materials Science Dr. Chris Hughes, Dr. Harry Hu, Dr. Brian Augustine (Chemistry, High Point University) Poster 2016
FITTING THE BRAGG CURVE: INCREASING THE ACCURACY OF PROTON THERAPY WITH ON-SITE DATA ANALYSIS Evan G. Meekins Physics Dr. Derek Dolney (Radiation Oncology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania) Oral 2016
IN-SITU MEASUREMENTS OF R-VALUES OF A RESIDENTIAL BUILDING USING THIN FILM HEAT FLUX SENSOR AND HEAT FLUX PLATE Sarah Miller Engineering Dr. Tony Chen Poster 2016
STRUCTURAL AND ELECTRICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF MANGANESE OXIDE THIN FILMS DEPOSITED BY DC MAGNETRON SPUTTERING ON SILICON AND SAPPHIRE SUBSTRATES David Olson, Kenneth Shaughnessy, Emma Langford Physics and Astronomy Dr. Costel Constantin, Dr. David Lawrence Poster 2016
STUDYING THE EFFECT OF FOREIGN ACCENT ON MEMORY USING A FALSE MEMORY PARADIGM Danielle M. Savastano, Anthony R. Crossley, Anna K. Gangsaas, Cara S. McQuaid Psychology Dr. Kit Ying Chan Poster 2016
THE EFFECT OF HOFMEISTER SERIES COUNTERIONS ON THE COLLOIDAL AND ANTIMICROBIAL PROPERTIES OF A TRIPLE-HEADED SINGLE-TAILED AMPHIPHILE Kirstie A. Thompson Chemistry and Biochemistry Dr. Kevin Caran Oral 2016
SYNTHESIS AND STUDY OF POLYCATIONIC AMPHIPHILES AS POTENT ANTISEPTICS AND NOVEL COLLOIDS: EXPLORING STRUCTURE ACTIVITY RELATIONSHIPS Brenna J. C. Walsh, Kunny Kou Chemistry and Biochemistry, Biology Dr. Kevin L. Caran, Dr. Kyle Seifert Oral 2016
REVOLUTIONARY ERA WOMEN IN WAR: A MOVE FOR SOCIETAL REFORM Claire R. Williams History Dr. John Chris Arndt Oral 2016
A WISE TEST OF LINKS BETWEEN MEGAMASER ACTIVITY AND NUCLEAR OBSCURATION Catherine A. Witherspoon Physics and Astronomy Dr. Anca Constantin Poster 2016
THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MORTALITY SALIENCE AND TWO SUBTYPES OF NARCISSISM Rianna H. Yung Psychology Dr. Claire W. Lyons Oral 2016
EXAMINATION OF THE STRATEGIES RATS USE TO WITHDRAW FROM MECHANICAL STIMULATION OF THE LEG Taylor L. Berrena, Miriam Kabore, Giavanna Verdi Biology Dr. Corey Cleland Poster 2015
BUILDING THE MOST ROBUST CATALOG OF VOIDS AND VOID GALAXIES Christopher A Castillo Physics and Astronomy Dr. Anca Constantin Poster 2015
LEBANON: A PERMANENT HOME FOR SYRIAN CIVIL WAR REFUGEES? Marko Popovic History Dr. Timothy Fitzgerald Oral 2015
PLATE TRACKING FOR A GRANULAR CASIMIR EFFECT George Wilkes Physics and Astronomy Dr. Brian C. Utter Poster 2015
DETERMINING ROTATION PERIODS FOR MAIN SEQUENCE PRIMARIES WITH WHITE DWARF SECONDARIES Emily Dick Physics and Astronomy Dr. Terry Oswalt Poster 2015
STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS OF THE IG59 DOMAIN OF OBSCURIN Tracy A. Caldwell Chemistry and Biochemistry Dr. Nathan T. Wright Oral 2014
THE EFFECT OF COCAINE ON DELAY DISCOUNTING IN THE SPONTANEOUSLY HYPERTENSIVE RAT Matthew M. Clasen, Sancho N. Sequiera Psychology Dr. Jeffrey A, Dyche, Dr. Catherine L. Franssen, & Dr. Daniel D. Holt Poster 2014
SILICON PHOTOMULTIPLIER TESTING FOR THE CLASS 12 HODOSCOPE AND G-2 CALORIMETER DETECTORS Edwin L. Dunnavan Physics and Astronomy Dr. Kevin Giovanetti Oral 2014
THERMOELECTRIC PROPERTIES OF MANGANESE (IV) OXIDE PARTICLES AS A FUNCTION OF ELECTRICAL RESISTANCE Nicholas J. Francis, Morgan E. Hedden Physics and Astronomy Dr. Costel Constantin Poster 2014
COMPUTER SIMULATION OF A GEIGER MODE AVALANCHING PHOTODIODE CIRCUIT IN SILICON PHOTOMULTIPLIERS FOR DETECTOR SYSTEMS AT FERMI AND JEFFERSON LABORATORIES Jamil Guevara Physics and Astronomy Dr. Kevin Giovanetti Poster 2014
The Acid Mitigation Planning and Results of Two Appalachian Highland Streams Lindsay A. House Chemistry and Biochemistry Dr. Daniel M. Downey Poster 2014
STUDYING THE REACTION CHAIN OF 17O(P,?)18F(P,?) IN CLASSICAL NOVAE VIA ONE-PROTON BREAKUP REACTIONS Bryan Isherwood Physics Dr. Adriana Banu Oral 2014
THE EFFECTS OF MISFOLDED PROTEIN STRESS ON DIFFERENT CELL TYPES IN C. ELEGANS Shvan M. Kareem, Courtney A. Matson, Erin Wallace Biology Dr. Kimberly Slekar, Dr. Tim Bloss Poster 2014
TWO-PHASE ENERGY SYSTEM Eric J. Leaman, Jack R. Cochran Engineering Dr. Jacquelyn Nagel Poster 2014
MOLECULAR FORENSICS OF HUMAN BLOOD ISOLATED FROM BED BUGS Jennifer L. Raffaele, Brittany B. McCarthy, Rajeev Vaidyanathan Integrated Science and Technology (ISAT), Biology Dr. Ron Raab Oral 2014
ANALYTICAL LIMESTONE ANALYSIS Jacob Roodman Chemistry and Biochemistry Dr. Daniel Downey Poster 2014
EXAMINING TAIL DEVELOPMENT MODELS IN THE FOUR-TOED SALAMANDER, HEMIDACTYLIUM SCUTATUM Peter Rossbach Biology Dr. Carol Hurney Poster 2014
SEXUAL VIOLENCE ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES: INDIVIDUAL EXPERIENCE AND COLLECTIVE SILENCE AMONG SURVIVORS Kelsey L Ruane Sociology and Anthropology Dr. Matthew B Ezzell Oral 2014
STRUCTURAL AND FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS OF DISEASE CAUSING MUTATIONS IN THE M10 DOMAIN OF TITIN Michael W. Rudloff Chemistry and Biochemistry Dr. Michael W. Rudloff Oral 2014
PRE-SERVICE MUSIC TEACHERS' PERSPECTIVES OF EXPERIENCES IN AN INFORMAL MUSIC LEARNING GROUP Veronica J. Sharpe Music Dr. David A. Stringham Oral 2014
DIFFERENCE FTIR STUDIES ON THE EFFECTS OF BUFFERS ON NUCLEOTIDE BINDING TO RECA Joshua Temple Chemistry and Biochemistry Dr. Gina MacDonald Oral 2014
EFFECTS OF D-AMPHETAMINE SENSITIZATION ON SPRAGUE-DAWLEY AND SPONTANEOUSLY HYPERTENSIVE RAT ACQUISITION AND PREFERRED STRATEGY OF LEARNING Melanie A. Vassallo, Matthew D. Meccariello, Emily A. Bates College of Health and Behavioral Studies, Psychology Dr. Jeff Dyche Poster 2014
UNDERSTANDING SPECIFIC CATION EFFECTS ON AGGREGATION BEHAVIORS OF PEO-PPO-PEO TRIBLOCK COPOLYMERS Tsung-Yu Wu, Jacob C. Lutter Chemistry and Biochemistry Dr. Yanjie Zhang Oral 2014
PHOTOELECTRICALCHEMICAL PERFORMANCE OF TUNGSTEN DOPED BIVO4 FILMS Melissa R. Dutter Engineering Dr. Stephen Keith Holland Oral 2013
ONE-PROTON BREAKUP OF 18F AND THE 17O(P,GAMMA)18F REACTION IN CLASSICAL NOVAE Brent Glassman Physics and Astronomy Dr. Adriana Banu Oral 2013
UNION BURNING AND CONFEDERATE IMPRESSMENT IN THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY Ross A. Hawkins History Dr. Philip Dillard Oral 2013
ASSEMBLY AND CALIBRATION OF PHOTO-MULTIPLIER TUBES FOR USE IN LARGE SCALE PARTICLE EXPERIMENTATION AT JEFFERSON LABORATORY Bryan Isherwood Physics and Astronomy Dr. Kevin Giovanetti Oral 2013
EXTENSIONAL RHEOLOGY OF A TWO DIMENSIONAL FOAM Nicholas Hagans Physics and Astronomy Dr. Klebert Feitosa Oral 2013
INVESTIGATING THE ROLE OF THE SACCHAROMYCES CEREVISIAE BETA-NAC IN STRESS RESPONSE Bejan A. Rasoul Biology Dr. Kimberly H. Slekar Oral 2013
THE SEARCH FOR COMPANIONS USING DEBRIS CANDIDATES Andrew A. Rowe Physics and Astronomy Dr. Harold Butner Poster 2013
EXPLAINING LOCALIZED VARIATION IN CERION SHELL MORPHOLOGY ON SAN SALVADOR ISLAND, THE BAHAMAS Benjamin S. Stanley Biology Dr. Christine L. May Oral 2013
IS IT WORTH THE SWEAT?: A NATURAL EXPERIMENT ON EMPLOYMENT AND WORKER'S RIGHTS CAUSED BY SWEATSHOPS IN SANTA ANA AND SAN MIGUEL, EL SALVADOR Rachel M. Boyell Justice Studies, Sociology Dr. Suraj Jacob Oral 2012
TIME OF FLIGHT DETECTOR FOR THE SUPERHIGH MOMENTUM SPECTROMETER AT JEFFERSON LABORATORY Matthew C. Burton Justice Studies, Sociology Dr. Gabriel Niculescu Oral 2012
ELECTRICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF ZN AND ZNO NANOWIRES GROWN ON PEDOT:PSS CONDUCTIVE THIN FILMS BY PHYSICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION Matthew P. Chamberlin Physics and Astronomy Dr. Costel Constantin Poster 2012
USING INDUCTIVELY COUPLED PLASMA-MASS SPECTROMETRY TO ANALYZE THE ELEMENTAL COMPOSITION OF DIDYMOSPHENIA GEMINATE Phillip C. Chambers, Waleed Ahmad, Joline McNece Chemistry and Biochemistry Dr. Daniel M. Downey Oral 2012
HOFMEISTER ANION EFFECTS ON THE PHASE BEHAVIORS OF PEO-PPO-PEO TRIBLOCK COPOLYMERS Branden A. Deyerle, Emigdio E. Turner Chemistry and Biochemistry Dr. Yanjie Zhang Oral 2012
CHARACTERIZATION OF THIN-FILM BISMUTH VANADIUM OXIDE (BIVOX) SEMICONDUCTORS FOR PHOTOELECTROLYSIS APPLICATIONS Brandon H. Journell Engineering Dr. Keith Holland, Dr. David Lawrence Oral 2012
CHARACTERIZING THE MOVEMENT OF GRAINS IN A 2D ROTATING DRUM WITH IMPOSED VIBRATIONS Nora Swisher Physics and Astronomy Dr. Brian Utter Oral 2012
NOVEL METHOD OF NITRATE-NITROGEN DETERMINATION IN SOILS BY ION CHROMATOGRAPHY Allison E Wickham Chemistry and Biochemistry Dr. Daniel M. Downey Oral 2012
SYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERIZATION OF HYBRID FRAMEWORKS DERIVED FROM POLY(TRIAZOLYL)BORATE LIGANDS Jonathan A. Boltersdorf Chemistry and Biochemistry Dr. Barbara A. Reisner Poster 2011
LAKE SHENANDOAH, ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, VIRGINIA: ESTIMATION OF NUTRIENT AND SEDIMENT LOADING Melinda Ellis, Anne Battaglia Chemistry and Biochemistry Dr. Daniel M. Downey Poster 2011
THE SYNTHESIS OF NITROGENOUS HETEROCYCLES FROM CYCLOPROPANOL FRAGMENTATION Georgia Stoyanov Chemistry and Biochemistry Dr. Kevin P.C. Minbiole Oral 2011
STUDY OF SURFACE ENERGY TRANSITIONS INDUCED IN POSS-MA POLYMER FILMS BY ATOMIC LAYER DEPOSITED OXIDES Kyle A. Vasquez, Anita J. Vincent-Johnson Chemistry and Biochemistry, Physics and Astronomy Dr. Christopher Hughes, Dr. Brian H. Augustine, Dr. Giovanna Scarel Poster 2011

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