Summer Research Celebration

2022 10th Summer Research Celeberation

SAVE THE DATE- Wednesday, October 12th, 2022

Each Fall the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows share their stories and accomplishments from a summer of research at the Summer Research Celebration. The Fall 2022 Summer Research Celebration will be held on October 12th in Kyle Hall 340 from 11 am to 5 pm. Posters will be presented at 11 am and 3 pm and oral presentations occuring in-between. Detailed schedule below!


11:00 – 11:50 am Poster Session I

Analyzing the presence and concentration of airborne microplastics using Python and photo analysis techniques               

            Julia Buccola

How do qualified opinions effect stock price?     

            Jonathan Infantolino

Seeing what floats: Comparing fecal diagnostic techniques for the detection of zoonotic cestode eggs      

            Sierra Felty

Using open-source biodiversity data to identify genetic lineages

            Hunter Villenueva

Wellness and preventative approaches in music therapy: A scoping review

            Riley Jarrells, Andy Lee, Dillon Wilson

What I learned from some handfuls of dirt: An exploration of bacteriophages      

            Danielle Amodeo


12:00 – 12:50 pm Film Showcase

Withdrawal         Javen Blankenship

Cogs                      Mitchel Hamm


1:00 – 1:50 pm Oral Presentations I

Following the marches: Mapping the 102nd United States Colored Infantry

            Demiah Smith

Surveys and habitat preferences of newly-designated salamander species, Plethodon jacksoni, at Selu Conservancy               

            Justine McLaughlin, Trey Harris


2:00 – 2:50 pm Oral Presentations II

The impact of the Title IX 50 years later: Understanding the lived experiences of Radford female student-athletes between 1972-present 

            Avery Howell

Revisiting the saints: Locating queer histories and medieval architecture through photography 

            Luc White


3:00 – 3:50 pm Poster Session II

Population genetics of western honeybee distributed in Nepal 

            Chris Blankenship

Research study on the development of 3D graphics and environments for Virtual Reality starting from the traditional and digital 2D illustration process.           

            Brittiany Rorrer


The reliability of IL-6 inflammation compared to cardiac CRP in similar nutrition studies

            Leah Ellis

The fall of democracy: Analysis of the factors leading to the decline of democratic practice       

            Riley Petroski

How gendered knowledge expectations influence outcomes of being out of the loop on pop culture     

            Olivia Smith

De-escalation and amygdala hijack l

            Rob Borman

Frequency and impacts of the use of garbage into the nest construction by native bird species    

            Breonna Cox


4:00 – 4:50 pm Oral Presentations III

The role of the membrane trafficking protein, CLPTM1, in the development of the oligodendrocyte precursor cell line, Oli-Neu

            Aminata Yarmah

Exploring interaction between land use type, nest predators, and parental behavior in cavity nesting species   

            Marcelle Gray

Seasonal fluctuation in invertebrate predator-prey relationships in the Mill Creek ecosystem

            Gabriella Richards


Past Summer Research Celebration Programs