By Casandra Nguyen, ’15
St. Bonaventure University’s annual Honors Symposium will be held from 8:45 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. Saturday, April 18, in the William F. Walsh Science Center.
Members of the campus community and public are invited.
“It is a chance to see students from a new perspective presenting exciting, novel work that we, as an Honors Program, are both proud and impressed with,” said Dr. David Hilmey, associate professor of chemistry and director of St. Bonaventure University’s Honors Program.
“It is the culmination of a high-impact learning initiative from some of our brightest students on campus.”
Students will be presenting at the following times and locations:
8:45-9:20 a.m. - James Gilfert, ’15, biology major from Wellsville, N.Y.
“The Evolving Demarcation Problem: How the Origins Debates Have Driven Change in the Efforts to Demarcate Science”
9:30-10:10 a.m. - Sarah Baker, ’15, modern language and chemistry major from Spencerport, N.Y.
“La Symphonie Pastorale and the Uncertainty of Literary Translation”
10:15-10:50 a.m. - Alexander Noguerola, ’15, political science major from Lowell, Mass.
“Mock Trial: State of Midlands v. Carney”
11:45 a.m. - 2:20 p.m. - Erin Dempsey, ’15, English major from Glenwood, N.Y.
“Thomas Merton’s Life and Teachings Made Applicable for Children’s Literature”
8:45-9:20 a.m. - Dana Norman, ’15, biology major from Deer Park, N.Y.
“Evaluating a Medically Underserved Population: The Life and Work of Primary Care Physicians in Cattaraugus County”
9:30-10:10 a.m. - Kathryn Moore, ’15, international studies and political science major from Castleton, N.Y.
“Comparing the aftermath of the Egyptian and Syrian Arab Spring”
10:15-10:50 a.m. - Shannon Conheady, ’15, history major from Rochester, N.Y.
“How the Backlash against the 1970s Feminist Movement Affects College Campuses Today”
11:00-11:35 a.m. - Divya Gupta, ’15, biology major from Fremont, Calif.
“Healthy Choices, Healthy Kids: Helping Children aged 4-14 make healthier food choices through nutrition-based activities in the Bona Buddies Program at St. Bonaventure University”
8:45-9:20 a.m.- Jacqueline Gertner, ’15, history major from Rochester, N.Y.
“Mickey Mouse at War”
9:30-10:10 a.m. - Andrew Belfield, ’15, theology major from Rochester, N.Y.
“Raining on the Absurd: Existence and Solitude in Camus and Merton”
10:15-10:50 a.m. - Sumrah Syed, ’15, psychology major from Staten Island, N.Y.
“The Satisfactory Portion Bias and Its Effect of Calorie Estimates of Varying Portion Size”
11-11:35 a.m. - Julia Andretta, ’15, English major from Woodstock, Ga.
“Doorways: A Collection of Short Stories”
11:45 a.m. -12:20 p.m. - Fredrick Martyn, ’15, biology major from Toronto, Ontario.
“Exploring the World of Creative Writing: Adult Fairytales for the Fairly Adult"
8:45-9:20 a.m. - Pranathi Ari, ’15, bioinformatics major from Brampton, Ontario.
“Bioinformatic Investigations of Long Non-Coding RNA Molecules (lncRNAs) and Heart Failure”
9:30-10:10 a.m. - Monica Yalamanchili, ’15, psychology major from Houston, Texas.
“Differences in Racial Perceptions at St. Bonaventure University”
10:15-10:50 a.m. - Brianna Wilson, ’16, education major from East Haven, Conn.
“COR Success: Music in Education (A Teacher’s Online Resource)”
11-11:35 a.m. - Arun Muthiah, ’15, biology and psychology major from Pittsburgh, Pa.
“Indian Culture Today as Told by Tamilians”
11:45 a.m. -12:20 p.m. - Kelly O’Sullivan, ’15, biology major from West Sayville, N.Y.
“The Construction of a Genetic Tool to Selectively Silence Adult Born Neurons”
A lunch will follow the presentations for the faculty advisors, honors students and families in The Loft of the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts.
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