2013 Student Showcase Projects

The Effect of Atmospheric Rivers on Winter Accumulation Rates in Southwestern Yukon, Canada, Ice Core Data

Students:
Matthew Cann
Alyssa Hammond

Advisor:
Eric Kelsey

Major:
Meteorology

Poster:
Winter Accumulation Rates

Abstract:
THE EFFECT OF ATMOSPHERIC RIVERS ON WINTER ACCUMULATION RATES IN SOUTHWESTERN YUKON

An Analysis of Precipitation Type Indicators in Plymouth, N.H.

Student:
Christopher Foster

Advisor:
Lourdes Aviles Bramer

Major:
Meteorology

Abstract:
AN ANALYSIS OF PRECIPITATION TYPE INDICATORS IN PLYMOUTH

The Effect of Tyrosol, a Phenol Found in Extra Virgin Olive Oil, on the Expression f genes Linked to Protein Homeostatus in caenorhabditis elegans

Students:
Ashley Maxner
Alyssa Audet

Advisor:
Susan Swope

Major:
Chemistry

Abstract:
THE EFFECT OF TYROSOL

Can Remember/Know Judgments Create a Shift in Memory Strategy?

Students:
Amanda Kelley
Evan Kowalski
Amanda Comeau

Advisor:
Angela Kilb

Major:
Psychology

Poster:
Memory Strategy

 

Abstract:
CAN REMEMBER

Auditory vs. Visual Clues in Tip of the Tongue States

Student:
Amanda Kelley

Advisor:
Angela Kilb

Major:
Psychology

Abstract:
AUDITORY VS

Effects of Immediate Reward on Decision to Switch or Stay in Monty Hall Problem

Student:
Tristan Lovecky

Advisor:
Paul Fedorchak

Major:
Psychology

Abstract:
EFFECTS OF IMMEDIATE REWARD ON DECISION TO SWITCH OR STAY IN MONTY HALL PROBLEM

'Want To Grab A Slice Of Pizza?' Examining the Social Implications of College Students With Food Allergies

Student:
Ava Tyler

Advisor:
Brian Eisenhauer

Major:
Anthropology/Sociology

Poster:
Social Implications of Food Allergies

 

Abstract:
WANT TO GRAB A SLICE OF PIZZA

Heavy Metal Culture

Student:
Emily Mengers

Advisor:
Brian Eisenhauer

Major:
Anthropology/Sociology

Poster:
Heavy Metal Culture

 

Abstract:
HEAVY METAL CULTURE

Dressing For Success: Women in Politics

Student:
Meo Ramberg Pihl

Advisor:
Brian Eisenhauer

Major:
Anthropology/Sociology

Abstract:
DRESSING FOR SUCCESS

Plymouth State University Students' Perspectives on Eastern Students

Student:
Stephanie Treadwell

Advisor:
Brian Eisenhauer

Major:
Anthropology/Sociology

Abstract:
PLYMOUTH STATE UNIVERSITY STUDENTS

Holmes House: An Analysis of Plymouth's Past

Students:
Stephanie Treadwell
Meo Ramberg Pihl

Advisor:
David Starbuck

Major:
Anthropology/Sociology

Poster:
Holmes House

 

Abstract:
HOLMES HOUSE

Great Expectations: Factors That Effect Community Advisor Interactions at Plymouth State University

Student:
Charles DeJoie

Advisor:
Brian Eisenhauer

Major:
Anthropology

Abstract:
GREAT EXPECTATIONS

Fox Pond Project: Mapping Fox Park Trail System for Plymouth Parks and Recreation Department

Student:
Allison Savage

Advisors:
Mark Okrant & Thaddeus Guldbrandsen

Major:
Environmental Science & Policy

Poster:
Fox Park Pond

 

Abstract:
MAPPING FOX POND PARK

Veiled Atrocities: Responsibility to Prevent, Protect, and Preserve (R2P3)

Student:
Zachariah Goldenberg

Advisor:
Filiz Otucu

Major:
Mathematics

Abstract:
VEILED ATROCITIES

The Sociocultural Construction of Physical Activity and Nutrition During Pregnancy: A Media Analysis

Student:
Lacey Mailman

Advisor:
Rebecca Busanich

Major:
Physical Education

Abstract:
THE SOCIOCULTURAL CONSTRUCTION OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND NUTRITION DURING PREGNANCY

Using Specific Electrical Conductance to Compare Rainfall Runoff in New Hampshire Urban and Rural Catchments

Student:
Ashley Hyde

Advisors:
Mark Green & Errin Volitis

Major:
Environmental Science and Policy

Poster:
Rainfall Runoff in NH

 

Abstract:
USING SPECIFIC ELECTRICAL CONDUCTANCE TO COMPARE RAINFALL RUNOFF IN NH URBAN AND RURAL CATCHMENTS

Characterizing Rekacikurvatn Lake Sediment: Investigating the Mirgration of the Late-Hlocene Polar Front (for PSU's Center for the Environment)

Student:
Nadine Orejola

Advisor:
Lisa Doner

Major:
Environmental Science and Policy

Abstract:
CHARACTERIZING REKAVIKURVATN LAKE SEDIMENT

Valuing New Hampshire's Landscape Using Benefit Transfer Methods

Student:
Jamie Sydoriak

Advisor:
Shannon Rogers

Major:
Environmental Science and Policy

Abstract:
VALUING NEW HAMPSHIRE

Conserving Grassland Bird Habitat on Private Lands in the Upper Valley (for PSU's Center for the Environment)

Students:
Jamie Sydoriak
Pamela Hunt
Rosalind Renfrew

Advisor:
Lenoard Reitsma

Majors:
Environmental Science and Policy
N.H. Audubon Society
Vermont Center for Ecostudies

Abstract:
CONSERVING GRASSLAND BIRD HABITAT ON PRIVATE LANDS IN THE UPPER VALLEY

Avian Biodiversity And Recruitment In Patch Cuts In New Hampshire

Student:
Maegen Bassett

Advisor:
Leonard Reitsma

Major:
Biology

Abstract:
AVIAN BIODIVERSITY AND RECRUITMENT IN PATCH CUTS IN NEW HAMPSHIRE

Factors Affecting Smallmouth Bass (Micropterus dolomieu) Nesting Behavior

Student:
Justin Brigham

Advisor:
Kerry Yurewicz

Major:
Biology

Abstract:
FACTORS AFFECTING SMALLMOUTH BASS

Characterization of Increased Virulence Observed in Clinical Isolates of Vibrio cholerae

Students:
William R. Armstrong
Alexander H. Finn
Keyandra R. Barchey-Robinson
Calli N. DeGrace
Harlie C. Shaul
Stephanie R. van Loon

Advisor:
Mike Son

Majors:
Biotechnology, Biology

Abstract:
CHARACTERIZATION OF INCREASED VIRULENCE OBSERVED IN CLINICAL ISOLATES OF Vibrio cholerae

Identification of a Role for the Period Gene in Mediating Hatching in the Mayfly, Hexagenia limbata

Student:
Narmada Pandey Sapkota

Advisor:
Brigid O’Donnell

Major:
Biotechnology

Abstract:
IDENTIFICATION OF A ROLE FOR THE PERIOD GENE IN MEDIATING HATCHING IN TH EMAYFLY

Sub-Lethal Behavioral and Physiological Effects of the Biomedical Bleeding Process on Female Horseshoe Crabs, Limulus polyphemus

Students:
Rebecca Anderson
Kyle Kenyon
Tyler Remillard
Alexandria M. Santry
Katherine M. Fondo

Advisor:
Christopher Chabot

Majors:
Biology, Biotechnology

Abstract:
SUB

Characterization and Expression of Cryptochrome 2 in the CNS of the American Horseshoe Crab (Limulus polyphemus)

Students:
Franklin D. Albanese
Kevin N. Chesmore
S.D. Simpson

Advisors:
Christopher Chabot & Heather Doherty

Majors:
Biology, Biotechnology

Abstract:
CHARACTERIZATION AND EXPRESSION OF CRYPTOCHROME 2 IN THE CNS OF THE AMERICAN HORSESHOE CRAB

Putative Circadian Clock Genes in the American Horseshoe Crab, Limulus polyphemus

Students:
Franklin D. Albanese
Kevin N. Chesmore
S.D. Simpson

Advisor:
Christopher Chabot

Majors:
Biology, Biotechnology

Abstract:
PUTATIVE CIRCADIAN CLOCK GENES IN THE AMERICAN HORSESHOE CRAB

Two Cycle or Not to Cycle: Clock Genes in the American Horseshoe Crab, Limulus polyphemus

Students:
Tyler Quint
Amanda Tellier
Stephen Simpson

Advisors:
Christopher Chabot & Heather Doherty

Majors:
Biotechnology, Biology

Abstract:
TWO CYCLE OR NOT TO CYCLE

Constitutive Expression of the Clock Gene Under Cycling Light and Tidal Conditions In Limulus polyphemus

Students:
Anthony Ruggiero
Colin Lamprey
Stephen Simpson

Advisor:
Heather Doherty

Majors:
Biotechnology, Biology

Abstract:
CONSTITUTIVE EXPRESSION OF THE CLOCK GENE UNDER CYCLING LIGHT AND TIDAL CONDITIONS IN LIMULUS POLYPHEMUS

Soils Indicators of Environmental Change, Thidriksvallavatn, Northwest Iceland

Student:
Sarah Asselin

Advisor:
Lisa Doner

Major:
Environmental Science and Policy

Poster:
Soils Indicators of Environmental Change

 

Abstract:
SOILS INDICATORS OF ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE

North Atlantic Oscillation Variability in Northwestern Iceland: Linkages Between GDGT's, Lacustrine Sediments and Watershed Processes

Student:
Benjamin Bolaski

Advisor:
Lisa Doner

Major:
Environmental Science and Policy

Abstract:
NORTH ATLANTIC OSCILLATION VARIABILITY IN NORTHWESTERN ICELAND

Viewshed Valuation Pilot Study

Students:
Rebecca Brown
Ashley Hyde

Advisor:
Shannon Rogers

Major:
Environmental Science and Policy

Poster:
Viewshed Valuation

 

Abstract:
VIEWSHED VALUATION PILOT STUDY

Mercury Dynamics in a Thawing Peatland: Stordalen Mire, Abisko

Student:
Rebecca Jacobson

Advisors:
Warren Tomkiewicz & Lisa Doner

Major:
Environmental Science and Policy

Abstract:
MERCURY DYNAMICS IN A THAWING PEATLAND

Gauging Climate Literacy of Meterology Undergraduate Students (for PSU's Center for the Environment)

Students:
Kristiana Wilkinson
Rachelle Lyons

Advisors:
Lisa Doner & Mary Ann McGarry

Major:
Environmental Science and Policy

Poster:
Gauging Climate Literacy of Meterology

 

 

Abstract:
GAUGING CLIMATE LITERACY OF METEOROLOGY UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

The Impact of Calcium on Transpiration in an Acid Rain Impacted Forest (for PSU’s Center for the Environment)

Student:
Lily Zahor

Advisors:
Michele Pruyn & Mark Green

Major:
Environmental Science and Policy

Abstract:
THE IMPACT OF CALCIUM ON TRANSPIRATION IN AN ACID RAIN IMPACTED FOREST

Improving Cross-Lingual Search Quality

Student:
Christie Quaranta

Advisor:
Christian Roberson

Major:
Applied Mathematics

Abstract:
IMPROVING CROSS

Food on the Border: Reflections on Regional Food Systems Along the Border of New Hampshire, Vermont and Quebec

Students:
Christopher Bartlett
Kent Dunlevy
Elizabeth Kelly
Christopher McCarthy
Katharine Simmons
Gregory Sturgis

Advisor:
Ben Amsden

Majors:
Environmental Science and Policy, Public Management, Interdisciplinary Studies, Physical Education

Poster:
Food on the Border

 

Abstract:
FOOD ON THE BORDER

The Outdoor Center: Student Participation in Outdoor Recreation

Student:
Cassandra Graham

Advisor:
Brian Eisenhauer

Majors:
Anthropology/Sociology & Criminal Justice

Poster:
The Outdoor Center

 

Abstract:
THE OUTDOOR CENTER

New Hampshire Homeless Access Survey

Students:
Jacqueline LaRoche
Krystal Homan
Lisa Fortson

Advisor:
Christine Rine

Major:
Social Work

Poster:
NH Homeless Access Survey

Bringing Social Work Students and Older Adults Together: Annual Plymouth Regional Senior Center Dinner Dance: Service Learning Project

Students:
Kayla McKinley
Stephanie Richter

Advisor:
Cynthia Moniz

Major:
Social Work

Poster:
Senior Center Dinner Dance

Teacher Work Sample: Third Grade Social Studies Unit

Student:
Sarah Hart

Advisor:
Mary Earick

Major:
Early Childhood Studies

Plymouth Area Child and Family Resource Guide

Students:
Samantha Nolin
Gabrielle Ferrarin

Advisor:
Christine Rine

Major:
Social Work

Poster:
Plymouth Area & Resource Guide

Socratic Seminar Lesson Plan: The Perils of Indifference Planning Lessons with Social Justice Themes

Student:
Amanda Maguire

Advisor:
Michael Kopish

Major:
Social Studies Education

Poster:
The Perils of Indifference Planning Lessons

Using Community Based Social Marketing to Foster Conservation through Fishing License Sales: An Application of the Theory of Planned Behavior

Student:
Matt Bartley

Advisor:
Brian Eisenhauer

Major:
Environmental Science and Policy

Public Service Announcement: The Influence of the Media on Children’s Ideas About Gender and Sexuality

Student:
Kelly Amato

Advisor:
Patricia Cantor

Major:
Early Childhood Studies

Public Service Announcement: The Effects of Screen Media on Children

Student:
Samantha Thomas

Advisor:
Patricia Cantor

Major:
Early Childhood Studies

Public Service Announcement: Nature Defi cit Disorder

Student:
Cathleen Anderson

Advisor:
Patricia Cantor

Major:
Early Childhood Studies

Best Practices To Promote Literacy in the Study of Meiji Restoration in Japan

Student:
Griffin Francis

Advisor:
Michael Kopish

Major:
Social Studies Education

GIS Foster Care Project

Students:
Alejandra Manheimer
Annette Daniels
Emily Durand

Advisor:
Christine Rine

Major:
Criminal Justice

Poster:
GIS Foster Care Project

The Effect of Compression Garments on Lactate Threshold in Athletes and Non-Athletes

Students:
Steven R. Burns
Ashley Colby
Shannon Grant
Adam Gray
Joshua Huber
Ryan McIntosh
Megan Oktavec
Brieanna Salerno
Tim Visich
Ryan Wakefield
Spencer Webb

Advisor:
Ryanne Carmichael

Major:
Exercise & Sport Physiology

Plymouth State University Dance

“Untitled” Choreography by Nicole Newman (Childhood Studies)
Music: Imagine Dragons

Dancers:
Nicole Newman
Jeannette LaPlant
Rebecca Martin
Vanetta Porth
Melissa Muise
Annamaria Klucevsek
“Off The Wall” Choreography by Kaniya Bridgeman (Communications)
Music: Renee Aubrey

Dancers:
Kaniya Bridgeman
Danielle Aucoin

Advisor:
Amanda Whitworth

Group Multimedia Presentation

Students:
Kayla Banks
James Lawson
Carly Pelletier
Gregory Rapoza
Nicholas Cazmay
Olivia Rounds

Advisor:
Morgan Murphy

Major:
Communications and Media Studies

College of Business Administration Sales Program

Students:
Matthew Bailey
Casey Marchaland
Zachary Frank
Logan Sullivan
Noelle Lake
Caitlin Swanson

Advisor:
Robert Nadeau

Major:
Marketing

MAPS: A Year in Review

Students:
Kayla Bernier
Nicholas Juselis
Jordan Black-Deegan
Brandon Kingsley
Kenneth Bresette
Colin Murphy
Miranda Casey
Nicholas O’Hagan
Richard Duffy
Savanah Plancon
James Garrison
Craig Schmalz

Advisor:
Eileen Bennett

Majors:
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Marketing, Accounting, Physical Education

COBA Student Advisory Council

Students:
Jordan Black-Deegan
Alexander Nix
Kenneth Bresette
Nicholas O’Hagan
Thomas Cowan
Bjorn Ohlsson
Jonathan Gilbert
David Quist
Brandon Kingsley
Thomas Remmer
Sara Manzoni
Kenneth Weisse
Shannon Moran

Advisors:
Eileen Bennett, Deborah Burnell & David Talbot

Majors:
Accounting, Marketing, Finance, Management, Business Administration

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