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Schedule

Saturday, April 18

8–10:30 a.m., Morning Refreshments

Campus Center

8:30–10:30 a.m., Morning Poster Session

Sarah Winokur ‘15 1
Rats Get by with a Little Help from Their Friends: Behavioral Characteristics that Contribute to Prosocial Helping Behavior in Long Evans Rats; science poster session deriving from thesis with Annaliese Beery, assistant professor of psychology and Allison Anacker, Eveillard Postdoctoral Fellow of Neuroscience

Elyssa LaFlamme  '15 and Mursal Naderi  '16 2
The Role of Oxytocin in the Central Amygdala of Female Meadow Voles; science poster session deriving from thesis research with Annaliese Beery, assistant professor of psychology

Bonnie Hawkins ‘15 3 Investigation of a Molecular Mechanism for Anesthetic Preconditioning; science poster session deriving from special studies with Adam Hall, professor of biological sciences

Angela Tai '15 4
Modulation of GABAA Receptor Currents by Stereoisomers of the Novel Anesthetic Compounds 2,6-dimethylcyclohexanol and 2,6-diisopropylcyclohexanol; science poster session deriving from special studies with Adam Hall, associate professor of biological sciences

Erin Walch '16 5
Anesthetic Modulation of Channel Activity of Glycine Receptor’s M2 Domain in a Black Lipid Membrane; science poster session deriving from special studies with Adam Hall, professor of biological sciences

Nini Dvali '15, Teeya Raghunandan '16J and Unsa Malik '16 6
Propofol and Isoflurane Cause Reversible Neurite Retraction in Zebrafish Neurons in Culture; science poster session deriving from special studies with Adam Hall, professor of biological sciences and Michael Barresi, associate professor of biological sciences

Sydney Walker '16 7
Isoflurane Impacts the Actin Cytoskeleton by Up-regulating Cofilin Phosphorylation in Neonatal Murine Cortical Neurons; science poster session deriving from special studies with Adam Hall, professor of biological sciences

Zoe Kohler-Boland '17 and Aakanksha Sinha '17 8
Effects of Solitary/Paired Housing on Social Contact-Seeking Behaviors in Mice; science poster session deriving from classwork with Mary Harrington, Tippit Professor in Life Sciences and professor of psychology

Selina Lee '17J, Margaret Anne Smith '17 and Victoria von Saucken '16 9
The Effects of Alcohol Exposure on the Developing Biological Clock using a Zebrafish Model; science poster session deriving from classwork with Mary Harrington, Tippit Professor in Life Sciences and professor of psychology

Alia Suleiman '17, Anastasiya Koneva '17, Abby Bergman '18 and Caitlin Cooper '16 10
The Effect of High Fat Diet on Anxiety; science poster session deriving from classwork with Mary Harrington, Tippit Professor in Life Sciences and professor of psychology

Melissa Chenok '15, Wanqi Wang '17 and Marilyn Romero '17 11
Using Bioluminescence to Measure Circadian Rhythms in Zebrafish; science poster session deriving from special studies with Mary Harrington, Tippit Professor in Life Sciences and professor of psychology

Kristine Chin '17, Fortunate Chifamba '16, Stephanie Huynh '15 and Wanqi Wang '17 12
The Effects of Circadian Rhythm Disruption in Mice; science poster session deriving from center research with Mary Harrington, Tippit Professor in Life Sciences and professor of psychology

Tatenda Mahlanza '15 and Nicole Wong '16 13
The Study of Fatigue in Mice; science poster session deriving from thesis and special studies with Mary Harrington, Tippit Professor in Life Sciences and professor of psychology

Kay Kulason '15, Natalie Smith '16 and Tapiwa Nkhisang '16 14
Detecting Protein Transport Through the Blood Brain Barrier in the Central Nervous System; science poster session deriving from thesis and special studies with  Mary Harrington, Tippit Professor in Life Sciences and professor of psychology and Sarah Moore, assistant professor of engineering

Natalie Larson '17, Kelly Stroh '15, Dominique Denbow '16 and Amelia Yeoh Jia Min '17 15
Is Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Reversible in Zebrafish?; science poster session deriving from classwork with Mary Harrington, Tippit Professor in Life Sciences and professor of psychology

Michaela Stamm '17, Candy Gonzalez '17, Emma Watson '17, Alice Morgunova '16 and Thomas Varley '16 16
The Effect of Serotonergic Psychedelics on Anxiety in Zebrafish; science poster session deriving from classwork with Mary Harrington, Tippit Professor in Life Sciences and professor of psychology

Sarah Lopez '17, Lydia Ross '17 and Liza Halpin '16 17
Danger in the Drunk Tank: The Effect of Alcohol on Predator Risk Response in Zebrafish; science poster session deriving from classwork with Mary Harrington, Tippit Professor in Life Sciences and professor of psychology

Alexandra Steck '17, Varsha Subramaniam '17, Katrina Blandino '17, Carolyn Shattuck '17 and Noah Blohm '17 18
Modulation of per 3 Gene Expression in Zebrafish Depressive Model; science poster session deriving from classwork with Mary Harrington, Tippit Professor in Life Sciences and professor of psychology

Madeleine Britton ‘17, Samantha Linder ‘18 and Rachael Parkman HC ‘16 19 Investigation into Mouse/Zebrafish Behavior; science poster session deriving from classwork with mary Harrington, Tippit Professor in Life Sciences and professor of psychology

Melissa Jue '16 20
Encyclopedia of Nutrition; science poster session deriving from STRIDE research with Barbara Brehm-Curtis, professor of exercise and sport studies

Paige Christie '15 21
The Effects of Swimming Stroke Length on Velocity; science poster session deriving from special studies with James Johnson, professor of exercise and sport studies

Shabnam Kapur '16 32
Rhododendron Root Association with Ericoid mycorrhizae; science poster session deriving from special studies with Jesse Bellemare, assistant professor of biological sciences

Michelle R. Jackson '15 33
Potential Effects of Eastern Hemlock Decline on the Hemlock-Associated Liverwort, Bazzania trilobata; science poster session deriving from thesis with Jesse Bellemare, assistant professor of biological sciences NOTE: ITALICIZE 'Bazzania trilobata'

Elizabeth Besozzi '16 34
Top-Down Drivers of Red-Backed Salamander (Plethodon cinereus) Distribution in Hemlock Forests; science poster session deriving from special studies with Jesse Bellemare, assistant professor of biological sciences

Bing Bing Guo '15 35
Filarial Parasite Morphology and Fixation Procedures for SEM; science poster session deriving from special studies with Steven Williams, Gates Professor of Biological Sciences and Susan Haynes, research technician of biological sciences

Caroline Keroack GS 36
Absence of Wolbachia and Evidence of Past  Symbiosis and Lateral Gene Transfer in Seal Heart Worm (Acanthocheilonema spirocauda); science poster session deriving from research with Steven Williams, Gates Professor of Biology NOTE: ITALICIZE SCIENTIFIC NAME IN PARENTHESES

Caroline Keroack  GS, Kalani Williams '18, Eirini Tsekitsidou '16, Rubaiyea Uddin '15 Kristen Estes '15 and Kaela DeAngelis '16  37
Helminth Parasites of Marine Mammals: An Investigation of Seal Heart Worm (Acanthocheilonema spirocauda); science poster session deriving from special studies with Steven Williams, Gates Professor of Biology NOTE: ITALICIZE SCIENTIFIC NAME PROVIDED IN PARENTHESES

Faith Donaher ’15, Ridwana Fairuz ’15 and Kate Brien ‘15 38
Outbreak Control: Designing a PCR-based Diagnostic Test for Dengue Fever; science poster session deriving from special studies with Steven Williams, Gates Professor of Biological Sciences

Catalina Sakai '16 49
The Role of Wnt5b During Neurogenesis in the Zebrafish Spinal Cord; science poster session deriving from special studies with Michael Barresi, assistant professor of biological sciences

Gina Cho '17 and Kathryn Berg '16 50
The Effect of PAHs on Neural Crest Development in Zebrafish; science poster session deriving from STRIDE research and special studies with Michael Barresi, assistant professor of biological sciences

Madeleine Arthur '15, Camilla Chodkowski '15 and Swati Sharma '15 51
Neural Crest Cell Migration Defects in the Developing Danio rerio upon Exposure to Polyaromatic Hydrocarbons; science poster session deriving from classwork with Michael Barresi, assistant professor of biological sciences

Jessica Barragan '15 52
Radial Glia are Essential for the Establishment and Maintenance of Spinal Cord Development in Zebrafish, science poster session deriving from special studies with Michael Barresi, assistant professor of biological sciences

Jessica Barragan '15, Abigail Antoine '15 and Hangyi Pan '15 53
When is Too Little Too Much: The Effects of Subinhibitory Antibiotic Concentrations on Uropathogenic Bacteria, science poster session deriving from classwork with Christine White-Ziegler, professor of biological sciences and biochemistry and Lou Ann Bierwert, technical director of the Center for Molecular Biology and lab instructor

Gemma Regan-Mochrie '15 54
Thermoregulation of Biofilm Formation in Uropathogenic E. coli; science poster session deriving from thesis with Christine White-Ziegler, professor of biological sciences and biochemistry

Fei Peng '16 55
Temperature Regulation of the Stress-Response Regulator RpoS in Commensal and Pathogenic Escherichia coli; science poster session deriving from special studies with Christine White-Ziegler, professor of biological sciences and biochemistry

Arielle Gomes '15 56
The Thermoregulation of Uropathogenic Escherichia coli during a Fever; science poster session deriving from special studies with Christine White- Ziegler, professor of biological sciences

Priscilla Yong '15 57
Thermoregulation of RpoS-related Small Regulatory RNAs in Escherichia coli; science poster session deriving from special studies with Christine White-Ziegler, professor of biological sciences and biochemistry

Shannon Walsh '16, Chalis Bird GS and Caroline Keroack GS 58
What the Phage is Happening? Elucidating Transcriptional Responses in Uropathogenic Escherichia coli (CFT073) to Phage Attack (ΦEB69) using RNAseq; science poster session deriving from classwork with Christine White- Ziegler, professor of biological sciences and biochemistry and Lou Ann Bierwert, technical director of the Center for Molecular Biology and lab instructor

Alyssa Moskites '15, Faith Donaher '15, Beck Worrell '16, Swati Sharma '15 and Sophie Bandurski '16 59
Turning Up the Heat: Using RNA-Seq to Assess How Various Temperatures Impact the Pathogenesis Gene Expression Profile of Uropathogenic Escherichia coli, science poster session deriving from classwork with Christine White-Ziegler, professor of biological sciences and biochemistry and Lou Ann Bierwert, technical director of the Center for Molecular Biology and lab instructor  

Malayna Hocker '15, Naima Javed '15, Beck Worrell '16, Emmie Knobloch '17 and Marina Cheng '17 60
What's Your Color?: Chromatic Control Using Cre Recombinase; science poster session deriving from thesis and special studies with Nathan Derr, assistant professor of biological sciences

Jessica Morgan '17, Alyssa Moskites '15 and Amalia Driller-Colangelo '18 61
Dynein Ensembles: Molecular Motor Proteins and the Cargo They Carry; science poster session deriving from special studies with Nathan Derr, assistant professor of biological sciences

Samantha Danguilan '15, Youngjoo Ahn '18 62
Allelopathy or Competition? Understanding the Mechanisms Behind Successful Plant Invasion in the Chihuahuan Desert; science poster session deriving from thesis with Danielle Ignace, assistant professor of biological sciences

Kyle Boyd '15 63
Assessing Seasonal Photosynthetic Function of Dominant Species Post-Clearcut; science poster session deriving from thesis with Danielle Ignace, assistant professor of biological sciences

Jacqueline Maasch ‘16J 64
Propagating Rare and Endangered Species at The Botanic Garden of Smith College; science poster session deriving from SURF research with Robert Nicholson, conservatory manager of the Smith College Botanic Garden

Anna Campbell '15 and Celeste Venolia '17 65
Benthic Baselines: Image Analysis Methodology Comparison for Long-term Monitoring of Coral Abundance at Mexico Rocks in San Pedro, Belize; science poster session deriving from thesis and STRIDE research with L. David Smith, professor of biological sciences

Riley Gage '15, Elena Karlsen-Ayala '16, Kayla Clark ’14, Kiara Gomez ’14, Victoria Dunch ’14 and Clara Rosebrock ’16 66
Coral Reef Ed-Ventures 2014- Mapping Home and Place: An Environmental Education Initiative for School Children in San Pedro, Belize; science poster session deriving from SURF research with L. David Smith, professor of biological sciences and director of environmental science and policy, Denise Lello, coordinator of the Four College Biomathematics Consortium and H. Allen Curran, William Kenan, Jr., Professor Emeritus of Geology

Riley Gage '15 67
Health and Diversity of Soft Corals (Gorgonia spp.) on the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef; science poster session deriving from special studies with L. David Smith, professor of biological sciences

Olivia Cap '15 and Sarah Tucker '13 68
Induced Defensive Responses by Snails are Sensitive to Variation in Abundance of an Invasive Crab Predator; science poster session deriving from SURF and special studies with David Smith, professor of biological sciences

Mojdeh Mostafavi '15 69
Does a Correlation Between Severe/Regressive Autism and Viral Co-Infection Exist?; science poster session deriving from thesis with David Bickar, professor of chemistry

Hana Cha '16J and Selome Mitiku '15 70
Determination of Dopamine Concentrations in Biological Fluids; science poster session deriving from special studies with David Bickar, professor of chemistry

Chloe Jones '15 71  
Purification and Characterization of a Potential Ion Transporting Cyclopeptide; science poster session deriving from special studies with David Bickar, professor of chemistry and Cristina Suarez, associate professor of chemistry

Isabella McNamara '16, Pooja Hindocha '16 and Ana Garcia '17 72
Synthetic Polymer Hydrogels for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine; science poster session deriving from special studies with Maren Buck, assistant professor of chemistry

Sigal Eini '16, Quinn Anex-Ries '17 and Allison Hardy '17 73
Stimuli-Responsive Block Copolymer Micelles for Controlled Drug Release; science poster session deriving from SURF and special studies with Maren Buck, assistant professor of chemistry

Noelia Martinez-Munoz ’16, Clare Jacobson ’16, Peishan Chen ’16 and Yingchuan Zhu ‘17 74
Methylation of Oxygen Nucleophiles; science poster session deriving from special studies with David Gorin, assistant professor of chemistry

Drew Colman '15, Emilia Arguello '16 and Yu Zhang '17 75
DNA-Small Molecule Catalyst Conjugates for Site-Selective Chemistry in Complex Contexts; science poster session deriving from thesis and special studies with David Gorin, assistant professor of chemistry

Sophia Carroll '15 and Lindsay Roth '15 76
1D and 2D NMR Spectroscopy Studies of Mutagenic DNA Duplexes; science poster session deriving from thesis with Cristina Suarez, associate professor of chemistry and Elizabeth Jamieson, associate professor of chemistry

Rebecca Gerdes '15 77
A Provenance Study of Ancient Corinthian Pottery by Minimally Invasive Chemical Analysis; science poster session deriving from thesis with Kate Queeney, professor of chemistry, David Dempsey, associate director of museum services and Scott Bradbury, professor of classics

Garrett V. M. Garborcauskas '15 78
A Non-Destructive Investigation of an Ancient Greek Alabastron in the Van Buren Antiquities Collection; science poster session deriving from special studies with Kate Queeney, professor of chemistry

Julia Yun '16 79
Synthesis and Purification of 2,6-diisopropylcyclohexanol for Use as Potential Anesthetic; science poster session deriving from special studies in collaboration with the Hall lab with Kevin Shea, associate professor of chemistry

Zulema Peralta-Saltos '15 and Katherine Blackford '17 80
Development of  a Tandem Diels-Alder/Pauson-Khand Reaction Strategy for the Synthesis of Tetracycles; science poster session deriving from thesis with Kevin Shea, associate professor of chemistry

Katie McGeough '16 81
Functionalization of Neurolenin A and B to Increase Activity in Parasitic Nematode Brugia pahangi; science poster session deriving from special studies with Kevin Shea, professor of chemistry

ShuMing Huang '15 82 Synthesis of a Nitrogen-containing Cyclooctyne via An Intramolecular Nicholas Reaction; science poster session deriving from thesis with Kevin Shea, professor of chemistry
9:30 a.m.–noon, AM Extended Presentation Session

Economics: Seelye 110

Chelsea Hinds-Charles '15
The Welfare Generosity of the American States
Presentation deriving from classwork with Robert Buchele, professor of economics

Eileen Fung '17
Reciprocal Inclinations of Smithies and Their Implications
Presentation deriving from special studies with Simon Halliday, assistant professor of economics

Jana Chan '15
Measuring the Future Benefits of Diversity in Higher Education Institutions
Presentation deriving from classwork with Roger Kaufman, professor of economics

Xinchen Chen '15
The Impact of Increasing Reliance on Renewable Energy in New England on Wholesale Electricity Price
Presentation deriving from classwork with Susan Sayre, assistant professor of economics

Jacqueline Zhou '15
Valuation of Open Space in Northampton
Presentation deriving from classwork with Susan Stratton Sayre, assistant professor of economics

Shamael Mahmood '15
Does Working in College Matter?
Presentation deriving from classwork with Roger Kaufman, professor of economics

Racism and Resistance in the Food System: Seelye 312

This session of presentations, deriving from special studies projects with Elisabeth Armstrong, associate professor in the program for the study of women and gender, will be held in Seelye 312.

Jason McGourty, '17, Alexis Hott, '17J, Sasha Gayle-Schneider, '16, Blythe Coleman-Mumford, '17, Sarah Alper, '15 and Celia Calder, '17

Practicing the Art of Translation: From Problems to Epiphanies: Seelye 313

This session of presentations, derives from concentration projects with with Janie M. Vanpee, professor of French studies and comparative literature, Sujane Wu, associate professor of East Asian languages and literatures, Giovanna Bellesia, professor of Italian language and literature, Maki Hirano Hubbard, professor of East Asian languages and literatures, and Yuri Kumagai, senior lecturer of East Asian languages and literatures. It will be held in Seelye 313.

Ingrid Brioso-Rieumont, AC '15, Aileen Brotherton, '15, Anastasia Minkin, '15, Yun (Winni) Ni, '15, Carmen Pullella '16, Kelsey Thomas '15, Jenny Wang '15

10:45 a.m.–noon, Morning Presentation Session

Archives Concentration Research Capstone Projects: Seelye 101

This session of presentations, deriving from concentration projects with Kelly Anderson, oral historian of special collections, will be held in Seelye 101.

Ashlynn August '15
Close to the Heart: Animals and Activism

Lexi Bazzini '15
The College Woman and War Work: Life at Smith College during the Second World War

Stefana Breitwieser '15
Reading Leads to Witchcraft and Lesbianism: Pagan Spiritualities as Tools of Oppression and Empowerment

Kaitlin Hackbarth '15
Radical Feminism in the Pioneer Valley: The Herstory of the Valley Women's Center

Tanya Pearson AC
Pretend We're Dead: The Invisible History of Women in Rock Music

Tiffany Peterson '15
One College, Two Types of Students: The Social Class Divide Pre-WWII

Grace Ramsay '16
Makeup & Moxie: Reclaiming Queer Femme Subjectivity in the 1980s-1990s

Olivia Ruiz '15
The Freedom of Speech Issue': Representing Commencement Controversy at Smith College

Dianne Jester Wieland AC
Forty Years of Second Chances: The Ada Comstock Program

Megan Yeo '15
American Made Fashions': The Story of the Evolution and Emancipation in American Women's Dress, 1900-1920

Getting Under the Skin: Psychosocial Factors and Health: Seelye 105

This session of presentations derives from special studies with Benita Jackson, associate professor of psychology

Noemi Rivera-Olmedo '15
Discrimination and Substance Use Among Latina/os: Buffering effects of Racial/Ethnic Identity?

Irene Hong '15
Giving Voice to Vitality: An Outcome of Basic Psychological Needs Fulfillment in the Telling Our Legacies Digitally Workshops

Dannia Guzman '15
Acculturative Stress & Self-Rated Health: Difference by Age at Migration to the U.S. among Latino Immigrants

Kahn Institute: Seelye 106

Haley Crockett '15
Disappearance of Native Bees
Presentation deriving from a Kahn Institute Fellowship with FrazerWard, associate professor of art history, and Maria Helena Rueda, assistant professor of Spanish and Portuguese

Alice Wolff '15
Adventure and Archaeology: British Adventure Fiction, Imperialism, and Archaeology
Presentation deriving from Kahn Institute Fellowship with additional support from Elizabeth Klarich, assistant professor of anthropology

Alina Tomeh '16
Serving Country or Customer: The Government Outsourcing Private Information Responsibilities and Implications for Democracy
Presentation deriving from Kahn Institute Fellowship with Alice Hearst, professor of government and Judith Cardell, associate professor of engineering

Law and Culture: Seelye 107

Tatiana Maksimova GS '15
An Outsider's Observations on American Culture
Presentation deriving from thesis work with Lane Hall-Witt, lecturer and director of the American Studies Diploma Program

Elisabeth Koning GS
Blackface in the Netherlands: The Strange Career of Black Pete in Dutch Culture
Presentation deriving from special studies with Kevin Rozario, associate professor of American Studies

Natascha Schiel GS
The Law as a Tool to Promote Gender Equality – A Comparison between Germany and the United States
Presentation deriving from a research project for the American Studies Diploma program with Carrie N. Baker, associate professor in study of women and gender

Afro-American Studies: Seelye 109

Elena Karlsen-Ayala '16
Negotiating Identity in Caribbean Literature: Class, Gender, and Sexuality
Presentation deriving from special studies with Daphne M. Lamothe, associate professor in Afro-American Studies

Gloria Alberti GS
Bright Sky(scrapers), Gloomy Streets: African American Migration and the Dream of the City
Presentation deriving from special studies with Kevin Quashie, professor of Afro-American Studies

Paloma Lukumbi '15
The Politics of Blackness: From the Spoken Word to the Written Text
Presentation deriving from thesis research with Kevin Quashie, professor of Afro-American studies

Mathematics, Statistics and Logic : Seelye 201

Alexandria Brenon '17, Madeleine Lifsey '15 and Xuan Wen '17
Logic 101: Using Technology Outside the Classroom
Presentation deriving from STRIDE research with Albert Mosley, professor of philosophy

Galen Long '15, Stephanie Huynh '15
They're Already Out of Fries?! Predicting Smith Dining Hall Turnout
Presentation deriving from classwork with Benjamin S. Baumer, visiting assistant professor of statistical and data sciences

Yiwen Zhu, '16, Weijia (Vega) Zhang, '18
Exploring the Well-being of International Students on Campus Using R
Presentation deriving from classwork with Valerie Nazzaro, visiting assistant professor of mathematics & statistics

Art and Music: Seelye 202

Samantha Page '17
The Smith Art Diaspora: Reconstructing the Early Smith College Museum of Art Collection
Presentation deriving from STRIDE research with Jessica Nicoll, Director and Louise Ines Doyle 1934 Chief Curator of the Smith College Museum of Art; and John Davis, Alice Pratt Brown Professor of Art

Abigail Duquette '15
The Smiffenpoofs: A History of Female A Cappella
Performance deriving from thesis research with Raphael Atlas, professor of music

Classics and Italian: Seelye 206

Olivia Blais '15
Metamorphosis of Medusa: From Gorgon to Maiden in Five Centuries
Presentation deriving from Thesis research with Scott Bradbury, professor of classics, and Justina Gregory, Sophia Smith Professor of Classics

Chloe Bollentin '15
Cycles of Fury: Revenge and the Underworld in Senecan Tragedy
Presentation deriving from Thesis research with Carrie Mowbray, visiting assistant professor of classics

Caitlyn Levine '15
The Female Partisan and the Changing Female Image in XX Century Italy
Presentation deriving from thesis research with Giovanna Bellesia, professor of Italian language and literature

Emily A. Biffis '15
Conceptions of Modernist Identity in Svevo and Pirandello
Presentation deriving from thesis research with Anna Botta, professor of Italian language and literature and comparative literature

Theatre: Seelye 207

Ellen Gallos '15 and Jennifer Graessle '15
From Northampton to Beijing: Studies in Lighting Design Across Cultures
Presentation deriving from internship with Nan Zhang, lecturer/lighting Designer in Smith Theatre

Afreen Seher Gandhi '15
The Koyal's Cage: Marriage, Independence and Islam in 21st Century India
Performance deriving from thesis research with Andrea Hairston, L. Wolff Kahn 1931 Professor of Theatre, Leonard Berkman, Anne Hesseltine Hoyt Professor of Theatre, and Peter Sapira, writing and public speaking instructor

Psychology: Seelye 208

Lucy Graves '15
Exploring the Relationship between Anthropomorphism, Loneliness and Hoarding Disorder
Presentation deriving from thesis work with Randy Frost, H.E. and E.S. Israel Professor of  psychology and Alexandra Michaela Burgess, postdoctoral fellow & lecturer in psychology

Serra Aydin '15
Stigma-Related Family Attitudes and Delay in Seeking Treatment in OCD Patients
Presentation deriving from Special Studies with Randy Frost, H.E. and E.S. Israel Professor of Psychology

Elizabeth Atkins '15
Distress Associated with Non-Acquisition in Hoarding Disorder
Presentation deriving from thesis with Randy Frost, H.E. and E.S. Israel Professor of  psychology

Mallory Merryman '15 and Emily Ruppel '18
The Known Donor Project: New Paths to Lesbian Parenthood
Presentation deriving from STRIDE research and special studies with Nnamdi Pole, associate professor of psychology and Hannah Elizabeth Karpman, assistant professor, School for Social Work

Book Studies Concentration: Seelye 211

This session of presentations, deriving from concentration projects with Martin Antonetti, curator of rare books and director of the Book Studies Concentration, and Barbara Blumenthal, rare book specialist, will be held in Seelye 211.

Dahlia Romanow '15
The Dale Hall Court Roll: The Paleography and Conventions of a British Manorial Document

Sara Ottomano '15
Postal Correspondence and Familial Connections: An Exploration of Italian Letter-writing Traditions Through Personal Letters

Education and Child Study: Seelye 301

Dena Greenstreet '15
Turning Points
Presentation deriving from student teaching with Lara Ramsey, supervising teacher, Smith College Campus School

Katharina Frisch GS
Comparison of Elementary Education in the United States and Germany
Presentation deriving from classwork with Lucy Mule, associate professor of Education and Child Study

Ruth Yi '15, Lauren Binger '15, Natalya Crowley '17, Lisa Lho '15, Emma Carlisle-Reske '15, Shira Breen '18 Jessica Park '16 and Cate Barclay '17
The Good Talk Workshop: Changing Students' Ideas about Collaboration and Group Work
Presentation deriving from Special Studies with Alan Rudnitsky, professor of education and child study

Intersections and Transitions: Seelye 302

Stella Maria Frei GS '15
Psychological Rehabilitation Efforts in the Wake of World War II
Presentation deriving from thesis research with Darcy Buerkle, associate professor of history, and Lane Hall-Witt, lecturer and director of the American Studies Diploma Program

Vanessa A. Pius '17
Funerals: Rituals and Industry-Putting the "Fun" In Funeral Industrial Complex
Presentation deriving from special studies with Nancy Whittier, professor of sociology

Mercer Gary '15
Suicide, Or the Politics of Life and Death
Presentation deriving from thesis work with Gary L. Lehring, associate professor of government

Color and Clothing: Seelye 306

Antonia DaSilva '18
Feed Sacks: The Bags that Clothed America
Presentation deriving from STRIDE research with Catherine Smith, professor of theatre

Nancy McCarthy '16
Displaying the Evolving Corset Shapes of the 19th century
Presentation deriving from special studies with Catherine Smith, professor of theatre

Aiyi Zhang '15
Rimington's Color Organ: A Quixotic Invention
Presentation deriving from special studies with Laura Kalba, assistant professor of art, George Robinson, research associate of psychology and Fraser Stables, associate professor of art

Gender and Health: Seelye 308

Nancy Chen '15
Queer Asian American Literature: Examining Inter-generational, Transnational Identity
Presentation deriving from special studies with Floyd D. Cheung, associate professor of English language and literature

Ahalya Raman '15
Queer space and identity in India
Presentation deriving from special studies with Pinky Hota, assistant professor of anthropology

Melinda Pontes '15 and Noemi Rivera-Olmedo '15
Global Women's Health Issues: Our Experiences of Public Health in India
Presentation deriving from classwork with Leslie Jaffe, College Physician and Director of Health Services

Prina Patel '15
The Politicization of Drug Labeling: The Legal Implications of Plan B One-Step Emergency Contraceptive's Drug Label
Presentation deriving from classwork with Carrie Baker, associate professor of the study of women and gender

Astronomy and Engineering: Seelye 311

Eva Lubeck-Schricker '15
Japanese Calendar Formation and Ancient Astronomy
Presentation deriving from special studies with Suzan Edwards, Clark Seelye Professor of Astronomy

Isabel Lipartito '15
Confirming a High-Redshift Galaxy Cluster
Presentation deriving from special studies with James Lowenthal, professor of astronomy

Anna Partridge '16
Investigating Inefficiencies in Biomass Gasification for Hydrogen Production
Presentation deriving from special studies with Denise McKahn, assistant professor of engineering

 

11:00 a.m., Dance Performance

Train of Life - Carroll Room, Campus Center

Loren Da Costa GS
Dance performance deriving from special studies with Lane Hall-Witt, Lecturer and Diploma Program Director in American Studies and Leslie Maietta Frye, lecturer and guest artist in jazz dance and choreography, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Noon–1:30 p.m., Campuswide Lunch

Scott Gymnasium

Open to all students and visitors. Lunch will not be served in campus houses. Music provided by members of the Smith College Jazz Ensemble.

1–3 p.m., Afternoon Refreshments

Campus Center

1:30–3:30 p.m., Afternoon Poster Session

Isabel Cochran '15 and Emily Dixon '15 1
Fabrication of a Pedal Powered Cultivator; science poster session deriving from special studies with Susannah Howe, director of the design clinic and senior lecturer in engineering, Eric Jensen, director of Center for Design and Fabrication and Dale Renfrow, instructor and machinist technician

Brenda Carballo Ramirez GS 2
Effect of Wall Friction on 2D Granular Flow; science poster session deriving from AEMES and post baccalaureate research with Nalini Easwar, professor of physics

Jenny Banh '18 and Sarah Thalheimer '18 3
Force Chains in a Granular Medium Applied to Build a Universal Robotic Gripper; science poster session deriving from AEMES and STRIDE research with Nalini Easwar, professor of physics

Frances Yang '15 4
Excitations of a Quantum Fluid; science poster session deriving from thesis with Courtney Lannert, associate professor of physics

Isabelle Bunge '18 and Jocelyn Yax '18 5
Magnetic Ring Launcher for Demonstration of Electromagnetic Induction; science poster session deriving from STRIDE and AEMES research with Joyce Palmer-Fortune, lecturer and laboratory instructor of physics

Jonah Herzog-Arbeitman NHS and Victoria Schein '16 6
Calibration of High Precision Laser Refractometer for Measurement of Mineral Refractive Indices; science poster session deriving from special studies with Doreen Weinberger, professor of physics and John Brady, Mary Elizabeth Moses Professor of Geosciences

Chui Yu Lau ‘16 7
High Precision Spectroscopy of Neutral Beryllium-9; science poster session deriving from SURF with Will Williams, assistant professor of physics

Wanda Feng '15 8
Revisiting Forbidden Lines in T Tauri Stars; science poster session deriving from thesis and Mellon Mays Fellowship with Suzan Edwards, L. Clark Seelye Professor of Astronomy

Eleanot Adachi '17, Rachel O'Connor '18 and Jocelin Ramirez '18 9
Observing Exoplanets from Smith College; science poster session deriving from STRIDE and AEMES research with James Lowenthal, professor of astronomy

Tia Alliy '15 and Emily Kaplan '16 10
Compact Starburst Galaxies; science poster session deriving from special studies with James Lowenthal, professor of astronomy

Elizabeth Heise '15 11
Fundamentalism and the Homeschooling Movement in the United States; poster session deriving from Kahn Institute Fellowship with Alice Hearst, professor of government and Judith Cardell, associate professor of engineering

Becca Damante '17 12
Sexist Record-Keeping in an 1845 German Census; poster session deriving from STRIDE research with Ernest Benz, associate professor of history

Casey Armanetti ‘18, Samantha Bergman ‘18 and Laura Jacobs ‘18 13
What Is Global Stride?; poster session deriving from STRIDE research with Nancy Sternbach, professor of Spanish and Portuguese

Abigail Clark ’18 and Genevieve Ramos ‘15 14
Investigations of Implicit Concept Formation in Adults, Using and Eyetracker; science poster session deriving from STRIDE research with Jill de Villiers, Sophia & Austin Smith Professor of Psychology

Emma Lattes '15 15
Building Is for Boys: The Effects of Gender Related Stereotype Threat on Executive Functioning in Young Children; science poster session deriving from thesis with Jill de Villiers, Sophia & Austin Smith Professor of Psychology & Philosophy and Jennifer McDermott, assistant professor of psychological and brain sciences at University of Massachusetts Amherst

Xiaozhou Wang '16 and Kavita Bhandari '16 16
Parent-child Interaction in Children with ASD; science poster session deriving from special studies with Peter de Villiers, Sophia & Austin Smith Professor of Psychology

Kelly Francis '15 17
Statistical Adventures with Children's Theory of Mind Development; science poster session deriving from special studies with Peter de Villiers, Sophia & Austin Smith Professor of Psychology

Marissa Heinz '15 18
Psychological Issues in the Wellbeing and Education of Homeless Children and Adolescents; science poster session deriving from special studies with Peter de Villiers, Sophia & Austin Smith Professor of Psychology

Joanna Bagienska '15 and Noah Blohm '17 19
How and Why Children Draw as Mutual Determinants of the Development of Drawing: A Case Study of Leo's Drawing; science poster session deriving from AEMES and STRIDE research with Peter Pufall, Professor Emeritus of Psychology

Alicia Bowling '17 and Maria Lopez '17 20
Uncovering a Linkage between How and Why Children Draw: A Longitudinal Case Study of Emma’s Drawing; science poster session deriving from STRIDE and AEMES research with Peter Pufall, Professor Emeritus of Psychology

Emonii Robinson '17 and Dayra Marquez '18 21
Psychology and Climate Change: An Online Resource; science poster session deriving from AEMES research with Michele Wick, research associate and lecturer of psychology

Michaela Rohde '17 22
Students' Experiences of a Biology Lab Summer Boot Camp; poster session deriving from STRIDE research with Shannon Audley-Piotrowski, assistant professor of education and child study

Dana Hsu '16 23
Negotiating (Dis)Respect: Value Discrepancies in a 6th Grade Classroom; poster session deriving from special studies with Shannon Audley-Piotrowski, assistant professor of education and child study

Sophia Arnall '17, Maya Brown '17, Emily Cryan '17, Kelcie Grenier '16, Leah Henry '17, Dana Hsu '16, Karina Huang '18 and Alexandra Singer '16 and Kelsey Parks Smith ‘17 24
“He Doesn’t Give Me Mercey”: Associations among Psychological Mindedness, Ruthlessness, and Negative Emotion in Children's Disrespect Experiences; poster session deriving from research with Shannon Audley-Piotrowski, assistant professor of education and child study

Christine Roy AC'15 25
The Benefits of Modifying our Brainwaves; science poster session deriving from special studies with Jamie Hubbard, Jill Ker Conway Professor and Yehan Numata Professor of Buddhist Studies and Philip Peake, professor of psychology

Laura Wolfe ‘15 26
The Impact on Post-Graduate Income of Obtaining an Associate's Degree Before a Bachelor's Degree; poster session deriving from classwork with Roger Kaufman, professor of economics

Dara Chen '15 and Dominica Gonzalez '16 27
Mental Health and Education in Uganda; poster session deriving from classwork with Simon Halliday, assistant professor of economics

Yolana Pollak '15 28
Effects of Remittances on Development in Senegal; poster session deriving from classwork with Simon Halliday, assistant professor of economics

Irina Matcas '15, Erinn Summers '16 and Metasebia Aberra '15 29
Tanzania: Health and Women in Local Economies; poster session deriving from classwork with Simon Halliday, assistant professor of economics

Emma Kriner '16, Alvina Zhang '15 and Preyel Patel '15 30
Health, Trade and Education in South Africa; poster session deriving from classwork with Simon Halliday, assistant professor of economics

Bokyung Kim '15, Chelsea Bruks '15 and Carmen Augusto '15 31
Education, Health, and Natural Resources in Nigeria; poster session deriving from classwork with Simon Halliday, assistant professor of economics

Elizabeth Frost '15 and Lou Goore '15 32
Agriculture and Education in Malawi; poster session deriving from classwork with Simon Halliday, assistant professor of economics

Alina Tomeh '16 33
An Economic Analysis of Tuition-Free Higher Education: Yale as a Case Study; poster session deriving from seminar with Roger Kaufman, professor of economics

Clémentine Hamelin '15 34
Petrography, Geothermobarometry and Metamorphic History of Metapelites  from the Central Ruby Range, Southwest Montana; science poster session deriving from thesis with John Brady, Mary Elizabeth Moses Professor of Geosciences

Jacqueline Bañuelos '17 35
Origin and Environmental Significance of Pisoids from San Salvador Island, Bahamas; science poster session deriving from AEMES research with Bosiljka Glumac, professor of geosciences

Viviana Aluia '15 36
Limestone and Carbonate Breccia Deposits from the Capo Rama Reserve in Sicily, Italy, science poster session deriving from special studies with Bosiljka Glumac, professor of geosciences

Helena Tatgenhorst ‘16 37
LiDAR Based Digital Elevation Models as a Tool for Surficial Geologic Mapping in the Gilmanton, New Hampshire Area; science poster session deriving from special studies with Robert Newton, professor of geosciences

Jade Uyeda-Trackman ’18 and Elizabeth Sturtevant ‘18 38
Impact of Prescribed Burns On Soil Mercury in The Ossipee Pine Barrens, New Hampshire; science poster session deriving from classwork with Robert Newton, professor of geosciences

Theo Cielos AC 39
Effects of Controlled Burns on Mercury Sequestration and Volatilization in the Vegetation of the Ossipee Pine Barrens Preserve, NH; science poster session deriving from HHMI Independent Research with Robert Newton, professor of geosciences, and Robert Merritt, professor of biological sciences

Emma Harnisch ‘18 and Gabrielle Sholars ‘18 40
A History of Mercury Deposition in The Ossipee Pine Barrens as Indicated by Sediment Cores from Cooks Pond, Madison, New Hampshire; science poster session deriving from classwork with Robert Newton, professor of geosciences

Kyung Hyun Mhin ‘16 and Qiuzi Chen ‘18 41
Comparison of Mercury in The Avery Brook Watershed, MA and Ossipee Pine Barrens, NH; science poster session deriving from classwork with Robert Newton, professor of geosciences and Robert Merritt, professor of biological sciences

Marcia Rojas ’18, Maya Domeshek ’18 and Lyn Watts ‘17 42
Paradise Lost: Sediment Accumulation in The Smith College Paradise Pond; science poster session deriving from special studies, AEMES, STRIDE research with Robert Newton, professor of geosciences

Jessica Morgan '17, Sophie Dilek '17 and Siphokazi Kargbo '17 43
Mercury Concentrations in Five Fish Species from Northwest Missouri; science poster session deriving from classwork and independent research with Robert Merritt, professor of biological sciences and Robert Newton, professor of geosciences

Courcelle Stark ‘18 44
Lateral Variability of the Carrara Formation in Titus Canyon; science poster session deriving from STRIDE research with Sara Pruss, assistant professor of geosciences

Claudia Deeg ‘17 45
The Effect of The Cretaceous-Tertiary Extinction On Calcium Carbonate Deposition in The Deep Ocean; science poster session deriving from special studies with Sara Pruss, assistant professor of geosciences

Emerson Lynch ’15, Helena Tatgenhorst ’14, Claudia Deeg ’17 and Anna George ‘17 46
Determining Shell Characteristics That Facilitate Encrustation by Homotrema Rubrum on San Salvador Island, Bahamas; science poster session deriving from classwork with Sara Pruss, assistant professor of geosciences

Tessa McGann '16 47
Reconstructing Early Cambrian Archaeocyathan Reef Ecology of Titanothere Canyon, Western United States; science poster session deriving from special studies with Sara Pruss, assistant professor of geosciences

Mingxuan Chia '17 48
Crystal Fans of the Rainstorm Member; science poster session deriving from special studies with Sara Pruss, associate professor of geosciences

Emma Roth '17 49
Cambrian Fossil Abundance in Western U.S. and Western Newfoundland Carbonates; science poster session deriving from special studies with Sara Pruss, associate professor of geosciences

Kelsey Moore '15 50
Microfossil Assemblages in Cryogenian Cap Carbonates of Namibia, Zambia, Mongolia, and Arctic Alaska; science poster session deriving from thesis with Sara Pruss, associate professor in geosciences

Ziqiu Zhang '18 51
Fossil Distribution in Lower and Middle Cambrian Units of Death Valley, California; science poster session deriving from AEMES research with Sara Pruss, associate professor of geosciences

Alanna Sparagna '15 52
Hydraulic Fracturing of the Marcellus Shale: A Study of Baseline Water Chemistry; science poster session deriving from special studies with Amy Rhodes, associate professor of geosciences

Hannah Underwood '15 53
Soil Survey of Cation Exchange Capacity (CEC) in Eastern Hemlock (Tsuga canadensis) and Black Birch (Betula lenta) Forests at the MacLeish Field Station, West Whately, MA, USA; science poster session deriving from special studies with Amy Rhodes, associate professor of geosciences

Caroline Finn '15 54 
A Genomic approach to NaCl, Temperature and Desiccation stress across Rhizobium Species; science poster session deriving from special studies with Jan Vriezen, laboratory instructor of biological sciences

Zara Jamshed ‘17 and Samantha Baierl ‘18 55 Aqueous Geochemistry Monitoring at the MacLeish Field Station; science poster session deriving from AEMES research with Amy Rhodes, associate professor of geosciences

Louisa Hall ‘15 56
Assessing Changing Patterns of Interseismic Deformation Through Time in Japan; science poster session deriving from special studies with John Loveless, assistant professor of geosciences

Emerson Lynch '15 57
Investigating the Influence of Slow Slip Events on Interseismic Coupling on the Cascadia Subduction Zone; science poster session deriving from special studies with John Loveless, assistant professor of geosciences

Isaac Virshup HC'15 58 A Web-based Tool for Comparing Structural Decompositions of Proteins, science poster session deriving from thesis with Ileana Streinu, Charles N. Clark Professor of Computer Science and Rayane Moreira, associate professor of chemistry

Pratistha Bhattarai '15 59
Methods for Generating and Identifying (3,6) Sparse Graphs; science poster session deriving from thesis with Ileana Streinu, Charles N. Clark Professor of Computer Science

Iris Umana ‘15 and Chelsea Hinds-Charles ‘15 60
Smith College Power Plant: Cogeneration Operations; science poster session deriving from special studies with Judith Cardell, associate professor of engineering and of computer science

Leen Hayek '16 61
Renewable Energy Potentials in Jordan; science poster session deriving from special studies with Judith Cardell, associate professor of engineering and of computer science

Youyou Tian '17 and Tam Nguyen '16 62
Defining Privacy; science poster session deriving from special studies with Judith Cardell, associate professor of engineering and of computer science

Youyou Tian '17 63
Visualizing Data through Large-Scale Collage; science poster session deriving from STRIDE research with Dominique Thiebaut, professor of computer science

Elyse Mancuso ‘17 64
Searching for Characters in Handwritten Syriac Documents; science poster session deriving from STRIDE research with Nicholas Howe, professor of computer science

Marina Cheng '17 65
Recommender Systems in Education: An Approach with Synthetic Data; science poster session deriving from STRIDE Research with Nicholas Howe, professor of computer science

Nicole DeChello '15 66
Flow Simulation Software: An Evaluation and Comparison; science poster session deriving from thesis research sponsored by Schneider Electric with with Susannah Howe, director of the design clinic and Paul Voss, associate professor of engineering

Nicole DeChello '15, Emily Dixon '15, Emily Lane '15 and Melinda Pontes '15 67
Design of a Low-Flow Measurement Device for Integration with a Vortex Flowmeter; science poster session deriving from capstone project sponsored by Schneider Electric with Susannah Howe, director of the design clinic and senior lecturer in engineering

Emily Lane '15 68
Investigating Piezoelectric Sensors; science poster session deriving from thesis research sponsored by Schneider Electric with Susannah Howe, director of the design clinic and senior lecturer in engineering and Michael Kinsinger, lecturer in engineering

Alison Grady '15 69
Analyzing Compressed Air Energy Losses for the Dresser-Rand Manufacturing Facility in Olean, NY; science poster session deriving from thesis research sponsored by Dresser-Rand with Susannah Howe, director of the design clinic and senior lecturer in engineering and Denise McKahn, assistant professor of engineering

Alison Grady '15, Astrid Harradan '15 and Momoha Takahashi '16J 70
Process Design for Waste Heat Recovery; science poster session deriving from capstone project sponsored by Dresser-Rand with Susannah Howe, director of the design clinic and senior lecturer in engineering

Adrienne Saludades '15 71
Surgical Applications for Telerobotic System Design; science poster session deriving from thesis research sponsored by Covidien with Susannah Howe, director of the design clinic and senior lecturer in engineering and Judith Cardell, associate professor of engineering

Fatima Bassir '15, Adrienne Saludades '15, Essence White '15 and Alexandra Williams '15 72
Design of a Reusable Clip Applier Attachment for the Lapro-Clip; science poster session deriving from capstone project sponsored by Covidien with Susannah Howe, director of the design clinic and senior lecturer in engineering

Abigail Ericson '15, Maya Kutz '15, Charlotte Sappo '15 and Lauren Weston '15 73
Dam Rehabilitation Design for Tyler Dam in Marlborough, MA; science poster session deriving from capstone project sponsored by the Natural Resources Conservation Service with Susannah Howe, director of the design clinic and senior lecturer in engineering

Cecilia Lee '15, Bhanushee Sharma MHC'15 and Iris Umana '15 74
Design of a Low-Cost, User-Serviceable Closing Mechanism for an Electrochemical Cell; science poster session deriving from capstone project sponsored by Evoqua Water Technologies with Susannah Howe, director of the design clinic and senior lecturer in engineering

Catherine Campbell-Orrock '15, Sara Mercier '15 and Rose Moser '15 75
Design of a Norwottock Rail Trail Spur to the Hotel Bridge in Leeds; science poster deriving from capstone project sponsored by the Northampton Department of Public Works and Office of Planning and Sustainability with Susannah Howe, director of the design clinic and senior lecturer in engineering

Sara Mercier '15 76 Leeds Historic Mill River Tour Brochure; science poster session deriving from special studies with Reid Bertone-Johnson, MacLeish Field Station manager and lecturer in landscape studies and Gaby Immerman, laboratory instructor of biological sciences

Maya Kutz ’15, Alice Wolff ’15, Jin Rui Yap ’16, Eleanor Adachi ’17,  Sarah Duckett ’17, Eleanor Igwe ’17, Cindy Li ’17, Sarah Netsky ’17, Naylani Halpern-Wight ’18, Eindra Kyi ’18, Jessica Tran ’18 and Alisha Vira ’18 77
Solar-Powered Laptop Charger; science poster session deriving from student organization work with Denise McKahn, assistant professor of engineering and Andrew Guswa, professor of engineering

Anjali Desai '18 and Annick Dewald '18 78
Using a Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Environment (CCLE) to Promote Knowledge Building Pedagogy in an Undergraduate Strength of Materials Course; science poster session deriving from STRIDE & AEMES research with Borjana Mikic, R. B. Hewlett '40 Professor' of Engineering

Eugenie Jumaian '17, Ayesha Sadaf Khan '16 and Brianna Halasa '17 79
Engineering Proteins to Interrupt the Progression of Alzheimer's Disease; science poster session deriving from special studies with Sarah Moore, assistant professor of engineering

Katia George '15 and Allison Sirois GS 80
Engineering Diagnostic and Therapeutic Microproteins Targeting the Interface of Tumor Biomarkers Mesothelin and MUC16; science poster session deriving from thesis with Sarah Moore, assistant professor of engineering

Melinda Pontes '15 81 Development of a Database for Wideband Acoustic Immitance (WAI) Measures; science poster session deriving from special studies with Susan Voss, professor of engineering

Lerato Maphanyane '15, Elizabeth Atkins '15, Dannia Guzman '15 and Maria Jacques Seignon '15J 82
Victimization and Factors Influencing Crime Reporting; science poster session deriving from classwork with Benjamin Baumer, assistant professor of statistical & data sciences

Jordan Menter '16, Liza Maharjan '17 and Danielle Williams PB 83
Modeling the Traffic of Communication Networks; science poster session deriving from classwork with Nessy Tania, assistant professor of mathematics

Erika Earley '15, Yadira Flores '15, Laura Rosenbauer '18 and Weijia (Vega) Zhang '18 84
Internet Traffic Modeling; science poster session deriving from special studies with Nessy Tania, assistant professor of mathematics

Pamela Badian-Pessot PB, Vera Bao '17, Van Nguyen '18 and Sara Stoudt '15 85
Traffic Generation Model for Telecom Applications; science poster session deriving from classwork with Nessy Tania, assistant professor of mathematics

Sara Stoudt '15 86
Geostatistical Models for the Spatial Distribution of Uranium in the Continental United States; science poster session deriving from thesis with Benjamin Baumer, assistant professor of statistical and data sciences

Hui Yan ‘17 87
The Allure of the Dark: Visual Representations of Witchcraft and Alchemy; poster session deriving from STRIDE research with Brigitte Buettner, Louise I. Doyle Professor of Art

Gavriella Levy Haskell '15 88
William Quiller Orchardson and Edith Wharton; poster session deriving from thesis with John Davis, Alice Pratt Brown Professor of Art and Michael Gorra, Mary Augusta Jordan Professor of English Language & Literature

1:30–2:30 p.m., Early Afternoon Presentation Session

Music: Seelye 106

Erin Pratt '17, soprano; Carolyn Shattuck '17, flute; and Gabriella Grange '16, cello
Ophelia's Laments
Performance deriving from performance studies in music with Karen Smith-Emerson, Elsie Irwin Sweeney Professor of Music and Clifton J. Noble Jr., music accompanist

English Language and Literature: Seelye 107

Literary Borders and Boundaries:
This session of presentations derives from special studies with Richard Millington, Helen & Laura Shedd Professor of English language and literature

Ayesha Sadaf Khan '16
Retracing our Post-Colonial Legacy: Partition in works by Saadat Manto and Faiz Ahmed Faiz

Erin Richards '15
Willa Cather and Development: O Pioneers!

Fuchsia Spring '15
Willa Cather and Disability: Shadows on the Rock

East Asian Languages & Literatures: Seelye 109

Journey to the East: From Process to Page—Creating Magazines to Study Chinese
Presentation deriving from classwork with Yalin Chen, lecturer in East Asian languages & literatures

Rachael Ferrari '15, Nina Xue '18, Sarah Porter '17 and Min Cho '17

Ideas, Ideals and Identity in South Asia: Seelye 201

Individual presentations deriving from concentration projects with Nalini Bhushan, professor of philosophy

Yamini Mookherjee '15

Stanzin Dawa '15

Marisal Dobbins '15

Afreen Gandhi '15
Exploring The Myriad Performing Arts of South Asia

Environmental Perceptions and Practices: Seelye 206

Amelia Burke '15, Isabel Cochran '15 and Eve Pan '15
Changing the Culture: Food Waste in Smith Dining
Presentation deriving from classwork with Paul Wetzel, Environmental Research Coordinator for the Center for the Environment, Ecological Design and Sustainability

Olivia P. Cap '15
Fishermen's Perceptions of Fisheries Regulations in New England
Presentation deriving from Special Studies with Camille Washington-Ottombre, assistant professor of environmental science & policy

Eve Pan '15
Engaging Student Dialogue: A Decade of Student Thinking on Food, Waste, and Landscapes and Tomorrow
Presentation deriving from special studies and classwork with Paul Wetzel, research associate and environmental monitoring coordinator for the Center for the Environment, Ecological Design, and Sustainability, Reid Bertone-Johnson, lecturer in landscape studies and field station manager for the Center for the Environment, Ecological Design, and Sustainability, and Barry Moser, Irwin and Pauline Alper Glass Professor of art

Voyeurism, Spectatorship and Film Studies: Seelye 301

Mia Ruf, '15J
Voyeurism and Spectatorship in Three Works of Marguerite Duras
Presentation deriving from special studies with Dean Flower, professor of English language and literature

Emma Johnson-Rivard '15
Name Of The Game: The Rise Of Home Invasion Horror Films
Presentation deriving from combination of special studies with Alexandra Keller, professor of film studies

Mia Ruf '15J
Atelier Scénario - Writing the Short Film
Presentation deriving from special studies with Oriane Morriet, Ecole Normale Superieure lecturer in French studies

Jean Picker Semester-in-Washington Projects: Seelye 302

Megan Baker '16
Common Core State Standards: Controversy over Control
Presentation deriving from research in the Jean Picker Semester-in-Washington program with Brent Durbin, assistant professor of government

Gloria Selin Lee '15
#OwningSocialMedia
Presentation deriving from thesis research as part of the Jean Picker Semester-in-Washington program with Brent Durbin, assistant professor of government

Comparative Literature: Seelye 306

Emily Paruolo '17
Voices of the Russian Revolution: Exploring Personal Accounts of Russia in Transition
Presentation deriving from special studies with Maria Banerjee, professor of comparative literature, and STRIDE research with Helene Visentin, professor of French studies

Ilana Shotkin '18
An Atlas of Women's Adventure Fiction
Presentation deriving from STRIDE research with Margaret Bruzelius, Dean of the Senior Class and Associate Dean of the College

Maria Ruiz Plata GS
Language and Identity in Contemporary Women's Migrant Fiction in the U.S.: Edwidge Danticat's The Dew Breaker and Cristina Garcia’s Dreaming in Cuban
Presentation deriving from special studies with Dawn Fulton, professor of French studies

Biological Sciences: Seelye 308

Stephanie M. Kupiec '15
New York's Deer Population Problem: Can Large Carnivores Help?
Presentation deriving from special studies with Virginia Hayssen, professor of biological sciences

Madeline Franz '15
Modeling Rapid Phyllotactic Transitions
Presentation deriving from thesis research with Denise Lello, biomathematics coordinator/research associate in mathematics and statistics; Robert Dorit, professor of biological sciences; and Christophe Gole, professor of mathematics and statistics

Study of Women and Gender, Archives Concentration Project: Seelye 313

Isabella (Izzy) Levy '17, Carmen Pullella, '16 and Hana Sarfan, '17
Women Loving Women: Three Lesbian Lives
Performance deriving from classwork with Kelly P. Anderson, oral historian of special collections

Jenna McCampbell '18, Emily Carlson '18
Hares and Unicorns: Code Words and Queer Girls at Smith College in the 1880s
Presentation deriving from STRIDE research with Susan Van Dyne, professor of study of women and gender

1:30–4 p.m., PM Extended Presentation Session

Museums Concentration Capstone Research Projects: Seelye 101

This session of presentations derives from classwork with Jessica Nicoll, director and Louise Ines Doyle 1934 Chief Curator of the Smith College Museum of Art.

Niyati Dave '15
The Interdisciplinary College Art Museum

Tess Frydman '15
Broadening the Historical Narrative: Programming for Freedom’s Frontier’s Summer Youth Camp

Minchi Hyun '15
Discovering Geometry through Art: Hands-on Activities for Elementary Students

Candace Kang '15
A Reconstruction of Albert Pinkham Ryder’s Perrette

Jiete Li '15
Collecting Chinese Art at the Smith College Museum of Art

Alexandra McKeever '15
The History of Modern Fencing: An Exhibition Proposal

Hope Mowry '15
Language Accessibility Proposal for the Smith College Museum of Art

Maris Schwarz '15
The 1980s and the Art of Disintegration

Janna Singer-Baefsky '15
Now You See Me: Printed Portraits and the Relationship between Mezzotints and Oil Paintings

German Studies and Book Arts: Seelye 110

This session of presentations derives from special studies with Joseph George McVeigh, professor of German, Martin Antonetti, Rare Books & Marketing and Outreach Director in Special Collection of Smith Libraries and Charlene S. Miller, assistant educator for academic programs in Museum of Art.

Fable Avison '18, Nancy McCarthy '16, Dorie Klein '17, Claudia Stoll '18, Maris Schwarz '15, Sara Ottomano '15, Priscilla Nianhezi Liu '15, Saikun Shi '16, Alice Matthews '18, Anna Secino '16J, Raphaela Tayvah '16 and Vanessa Crawford HC '16

Staging an Exhibition of Interwar German Visual Arts (1924-1940) in Six Weeks

Poetry Concentration Capstone Research Projects: Seelye 207

This session of poetry readings derives from work for the Poetry Concentration Research Capstone project with Ellen Doré Watson, director of the Poetry Center and lecturer in English language and literature.

Hannah M. Bernhard '16J, Kyle S. Kaplan '15, Josephpina Lee '15, Rebecca Lee '15, Madeleine Lifsey '15, Jamie B. Samdahl '15, Margaret H. Wack '15, Hannah S. Young ‘15

Philosophy for Children Through Poetry

Recovering 'Lost' Narratives: Women's Histories in the Sophia Smith Collection: Seelye 208

This session of presentations derives from classwork with Jennifer Guglielmo, associate professor of history.

Elaine Kuoch '15, Sarah Orsak '16 and Maribel Morales HC F11

Community Engagement and Social Change Concentration Projects: Seelye 211

Kelly Francis '15, Kerry Grove '16, Bess Hepner '16 and Elaine Kuoch '15
Understanding Restorative Justice in an Urban Public School Context: Community Engagement between Smith College Students and the Peck-Lawrence School
Presentation deriving from concentration project with Hye-Kyung Stella Kang, associate professor of School for Social Work and Lucy Mule, associate professor of education and child study

Christina Vergara '15
Security, Immigration, Refugees and Development
Presentation deriving from special studies with Alfred Babo, lecturer in French Studies

Anna Morrill '16, Anuujin Elbegdorj '15 and Christina Vergara '15
Creating an Empowerment Program Framework for Female Refugee Youth in Springfield
This session of presentations derives from classwork related to the Community Engagement and Social Change Concentration with Hye-Kyung Kang, associate professor in the School for Social Work, and Lucy Mule, associate professor of education and child study

2:45–4 p.m. Mid-Afternoon Presentation Session

Philosophy and Psychology: Seelye 106

Paige Christie '15
Born to Die: The Bioethics of End-of-Life Healthcare Treatment Decsions
Presentation deriving from special studies with Susan Levin, professor of philosophy

Yiqian (Alice) Wang '15
Social Cohesion and State Stability: Implications for Liberal Peacebuilding
Presentation deriving from thesis research with Susan Levin, professor of philosophy

Marianna Mapes ‘16
The Human Soul and the Division of Goods in Plato's Republic
Presentation deriving from special studies with Susan Levin, professor of philosophy

Caroline Bishop ‘16 and Prina Patel ‘15
Political Activism at Smith College: A Psychological Analysis of Commencement 2014
Presentation deriving from special studies with Lauren E. Duncan, professor of psychology

Medieval Studies: Seelye 107

Alice Wolff '15
The Sedgeford Ovens: A Comparative Look at Hot Process Structures in England Between the Iron Age and the Medieval
Presentation deriving from thesis with Joshua Birk, assistant professor of history and Elizabeth A. Klarich, assistant professor of anthropology

Alexandra Aulum-Pedersen '17
The Impact of the Viking Presence in Ireland
Presentation deriving from special studies with Craig Davis, professor of English language and literature

Elizabeth Frost '15
Feminist Transformations in Celtic Mythology and Literature
Presentation deriving from special studies with Craig Davis, professor of English language and literature

Economics: Seelye 109

Jingyang Zhang '15
Is the Fast Food Industry Chasing the Poor?
Presentation deriving from classwork with Robert Buchele, professor of economics

Syedah Ayla Ahmed '15
Understanding The Great Trade Collapse and Its Implications
Presentation deriving from a concentration project with Charles Staelin, professor of economics, and Mahnaz Mahdavi, professor of economics

Victoria Melnikova '16
The World Cup Impacts on Brazilian Economy:
The FIFA World Cup 2014: Utopia or Salvation
Presentation deriving from the Introduction to Research at PUC-Rio with Malcolm McNee, associate professor of Spanish & Portuguese and Karl Erik Schøllhammer, associate professor at PUC-Rio

Local Art and History: Seelye 206

Morgan Schwartz '18 and Sarah Smith '18
Remembering Northampton State Hospital: A Walking Tour
Presentation deriving from first year seminar with Tom Riddell, lecturer and professor emeritus of economics

Jiaying Xu '17
Beauties of Northampton—A New Discovery of Place and People
Presentation deriving from an independent research project with Amanda Herman, lecturer in art

Rosalie Smith '15
The Cube Gallery: A Demonstration
Presentation deriving from special studies with James Middlebrook, assistant professor of art, and Reid Bertone-Johnson, Field Station Manager, Landscape Studies and Center for the Environment


Key to Abbreviations

AC = Ada Comstock Scholar
AMH = Amherst College
GS = graduate student
HC = Hampshire College
J = graduation in January
MHC = Mount Holyoke College
NHS = Northampton High School
UMass = University of Massachusetts Amherst