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Bridgewater College Recognizes Academic Achievement at ASPIRE

April 12 @ 8:00 am April 16 @ 5:00 pm

Bridgewater College is recognizing academic achievement among students and faculty during a period of activities dedicated to showcasing excellence. ASPIRE (A Celebration of the Arts, Scholarship, Performance, Innovation and Research Excellence) will be held April 12-16.

Due to COVID-19, the campus is closed to the public for ASPIRE events. But the public is invited to view research presentations online at https://wp.bridgewater.edu/aspire.

ASPIRE opens with the Senior Art Thesis exhibitions at various locations on campus. Eight students will present artist talks at 6 p.m. Monday, April 12. Exhibiting works and giving artist talks are Avery Andrick, Alexis Bragg, Morgan Duncan, Haylee Martin, Ryan Mays, Claudia Scheeren, Danielle Soard and Ashton Young.

Female student and male professor were face masks while standing in a laboratory

Schedule Overview

Monday, April 12th to Friday, April 16th 

Virtual Gallery — Poster Presentations

Student’s Name(s) Poster Title
Kelsi Listman The Significance of a Viral Post on Social Media
Jyailah Friendly Using Square-Wave Voltammetry to Investigate Dispersive Electron Kinetics
Britney Young Identification of Mutations in the phaZ Gene of Bald Mutants of Streptomyces sp. SFB5A.
Kenneth Williams Future Improvements of Data Integration Models
Tyler Lynn Asymmetric Hydroboration-Oxidation of Methylstyrene
Youmna Moawad Restoring Expression of the Polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB) Depolymerase Gene in a Bald Mutant of Streptomyces sp. SFB5A
Haley N. Orebaugh Cloning of an Endolysin Gene from Bacteriophage BRock into Escherichia coli
Joushua M. Sprouse Determining Gene Flow Between Baldcypress and Pondcypress
Tyler Deutsch & Mary Ruth Shifflett Qualitative Measurements of Stability of ATP at Varying pH
Katherine Graybill Policy Responses to Immigration in Latin America
Lexia Werner Strategies for English Language Learners in Literacy Instruction
Kynah Walston, Kelsi Listman, Alexia Will, Kaytie Perez, Erin Voeghtly, Melia Teixeira, and Rebekah Vaughan Saccharin potentiates oral ethanol self-administration in male C57BL/6J mice.
Kynah Walston, Kelsi Listman, Alexia Will, Kaytie Perez, Erin Voeghtly, Melia Teixeira, and Rebekah Vaughan. Examining the effects of caffeine and saccharin on acute ethanol intake in male C57BL/6J mice.
Kayla Boswell Development of a PCR assay to detect plasmids in antibiotic resistant E. coli in the North River

Tuesday, April 13th

STUDENT RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS

4:00 – 6:00 PM | BOITNOTT ROOM/ZOOM
Join URL: https://bridgewatercollege.zoom.us/j/93620672221
Meeting ID: 936 2067 2221

Time Student Name(s) Presentation Title
4:00 – 4:20 PM Kylee Lorio The Shape of Things: A Theatrical Examination of the Progression of Emotional Manipulation
4:20 – 4:40 PM Tito Alcazar The Significance of American Epic Novels
4:40 – 5:00 PM Cailyn Leo Sex Determination in Axolotls using PCR
5:00 – 5:20 PM Ashley Sell To Read or Not To Read: Navigating Young Adult Literature in the Classroom in the Age of Trigger Warnings and Banned Books
5:20 – 5:40 PM Ashley Sell Negative Impacts of the One-Child Policy on Families with Two or More Children and Adoption in China: How the Strict Birth Planning Policy Failed Children and Their Families
5:40 – 6:00 PM Grace Fotis Health and Physical Limitations Due to Complications with Diabetes

STUDENT RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS

4:00 – 6:00 PM | ZOOM
Join URL: https://bridgewatercollege.zoom.us/j/99152902391
Meeting ID: 991 5290 2391

Time Student Name(s) Presentation Title
4:00 – 4:20 PM Jacob Howard A Compendium of Exact Sums of Infinite Series
4:20 – 4:40 PM Dareen Awwad Neural Network Analysis of Handwritten Astronomical Records
4:40 – 5:00 PM Heather Renee Good Folklore of the Shenandoah Valley
5:00 – 5:20 PM Kayla Cline Women in Accounting
5:20 – 5:40 PM McKenzie Melvin The Clock is Ticking: Are the FARC’s Chances for Survival in Colombia Dwindling?
5:40 – 6:00 PM Anastasiya Kalyuk A Framework for Writing Self-Efficacy: Students’ Belief in their Own Ability to Succeed in a Postsecondary Writing Classroom

Wednesday, April 14th

FACULTY RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS

4:00 – 5:00 PM | BOITNOTT ROOM/ZOOM
Join URL: https://bridgewatercollege.zoom.us/j/92838010080
Meeting ID: 928 3801 0080

Time Faculty Presenter Presentation Title
4:00 – 4:30 PM Dr. Tammy Sheehy Exploring High Performance Coach Experiences of Sport Psychology Consulting for their Own Performance
4:30 – 5:00 PM Dr. Ryan E. Keebaugh Music Found in Silence

Thursday, April 15th

STUDENT RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS

3:00 – 4:40 PM | BOITNOTT ROOM/ZOOM
Join URL: https://bridgewatercollege.zoom.us/j/99442399993
Meeting ID: 994 4239 9993

Time Student’s Name(s) Presentation Title
3:00 – 3:20 PM Marlee Carroll Accelerating Ahead of Trends: How Leadership Decision Making at Peloton Allowed the Company to Succeed in the Pandemic
3:20 – 3:40 PM Erin Fitzpatrick Campaign Messaging in Argentine Presidential Elections
3:40 – 4:00 PM Erin Fitzpatrick Simulation of a Policy Proposal to the State of Virginia
4:00 – 4:20 PM Gemma Leonard The Impact of Service Learning on The Success of Undergraduate Students in Health Positions
4:20 – 4:40 PM Rachel Petterson Moving Past the Binary: Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Students Experiences of and Perspectives on College Campus Fitness Centers

STUDENT RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS

3:00 – 4:40 PM | ZOOM
Join URL: https://bridgewatercollege.zoom.us/j/99625782871
Meeting ID: 996 2578 2871

Time Student’s Name(s) Presentation Title
3:00 – 3:20 PM Elizabeth Gaver ‘Household Managers’: The Issue of Women’s Employment in Contemporary Japan
3:20 – 3:40 PM Joshua D. Gibson Dynamics of a Meteor
3:40 – 4:00 PM Dan Hancock An Analytical Approximation of Gravitational Waves
4:00 – 4:20 PM Anton Kopti Using King Model Simulations to Refine Virial Cluster Mass Estimates
4:20 – 4:40 PM Heidi Hull Self-Regulation in Secondary Education

FACULTY RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS

4:00 – 5:00 PM | BOW 101/ZOOM
Join URL: https://bridgewatercollege.zoom.us/j/95241058483
Meeting ID: 952 4105 8483

Time Faculty Presenter Presentation Title
4:00 – 4:30 PM Dr. Verne Leininger Pair-wise Nontransitive Dice
4:30 – 5:00 PM Dr. Curtis Bradley Investigating the reinforcement enhancing effects of caffeine on saccharin and ethanol self-administration in male C57BL/6J mice.

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