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2014 Mathias Student Research Conference Winners Announced

Mathias Student Research Conference

Professional Presentations

The winners of this category receive funding that will cover the cost of three days attendance at a professional peer-reviewed national conference at which the student is presenting. Two students have been awarded this prize in 2014:

 

Cerebellar Grey Matter Correlates with Early Language Delay in ASD
Anila D'Mello
, PhD Candidate, Behavior, Cognition, and Neuroscience

Between a Rock and a Hard Place:
Untold White Desegregation Narratives from Oxford, Mississippi
Anna Kaplan
, PhD Candidate, History

 

Oral Presentations

Best Oral Presentation in the Arts and Humanities by a Freshman or Sophomore

The Variation of Educating through "Whiteness" in
the Movies Freedom Writers and Stand and Deliver
Estephanie Amaro
, Sophomore, American Studies

 

Best Oral Presentation in the Arts and Humanities by a Junior or Senior (tie)

Composition and Geopolitical Readings of Andrea del Verrocchio's Christ and
Saint Thomas at the Orsanmichele
Gennie Stegner-Freitag
, Junior, Art History

Performing Domesticity, Practicing Rebellion:
Gender and Power Theory in the Grimms' Fairy Tales
Lilly Mcgee
, Senior, Literature

 

Best Oral Presentation in the Arts and Humanities by a Graduate Student

Beyond Humansim: Fra Angelico, Giovanni Dominici,
and The Mocking of Christ at San Marco
Brittney Bailey
, MA Candidate, Art History

 

Best Oral Presentation in the Sciences by a Junior or Senior

Computational Analysis of the Riemann Zeta Function
Andreas Wiede
, Senior, Mathematics

 

Best Oral Presentation in the Sciences by a Graduate Student

Using the Fractional Logit Model to Assess the Impact of Transportation-Related Particulate Matter Pollution on the Abundance of Epiphytic Communities: What's Not to Lichen?
Joshua Wayland
, MA Candidate, Global Environmental Policy
Shea T. Caspersen, MA Candidate, Environmental Science

 

Best Oral Presentation in the Social Sciences by a Freshman or Sophomore

Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo: Children at War
Toby McCarrol
l, Sophomore, History

 

Best Oral Presentation in the Social Sciences by a Junior or Senior (tied)

Information Rigidity in Macroeconomic Forecasts: An International Empirical Investigation
Jonathan Wallen
, Senior, Mathematics and Economics

Music and the Afghan Refugee: Identity, Memory, and Place
Sydney Krieck
, Senior, Music & Anthropology

 

Best Performance

Hiroshima through the Eyes of Three Girls
Fu Hamabe
, Senior, International Studies

 

Poster Presentations

Best Poster in the Sciences by a Freshman or Sophomore (tied)

Society's Perspective on Fruits and Vegetables and the Affects of Luminescent Food
Nina Kaplan
, Freshman, Undeclared
Sarah Kravetz, Freshman, Undeclared
Andrew Long, Freshman, Undeclared

Vaccines and Socioeconomics
Andrew Episcopo
, Sophomore, Undeclared
Hannah Lappin, Freshman, Undeclared
Alix Braun, Freshman, Undeclared

 

Best Poster in the Sciences by a Junior or Senior

Temporal Sensitivity of the Chromatic Visual System
Venice Cowardin
, Senior, Mathematics

 

Best Poster in the Social Sciences by a Junior or Senior

Evaluation of Participation Barriers for Child and Adult Food Care Program (CAFCP) in Community Child Care Homes
Tahmina Ahmed
, Senior, Public Health
Maram Alfi, Senior, Public Health
Jessica Gioe, Senior, Political Science & Public Health
Amanda Lynen, Senior, Public Health
Diana Williams, Junior, Public Health & Sociology

 

Best Poster in the Social Sciences by a Graduate Student

Taste Tests Increase Vegetable Consumption in DC Schools
Devin Ellsworth
, MS Candidate, Health Promotion Management

 

Best Poster in the Social Sciences by a Freshman or Sophomore

The Correlation Between Sexual Health Awareness and
Availablity of Resources on DC College Campuses
Morgan Grant
, Freshman, Undeclared
Karl Laubacher, Sophomore, Undeclared
Julia Norman, Freshman, Undeclared
Roshan Thomas, Sophomore, Undeclared
Julia Eigner, Freshman, Undeclared