Bridgewater College Recognizes Academic Achievement at ASPIRE

April 12, 2021–April 17, 2021

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 ListmanThe Significance of a Viral Post on Social Media
Jyailah FriendlyUsing Square-Wave Voltammetry to Investigate Dispersive Electron Kinetics
Britney YoungIdentification of Mutations in the phaZ Gene of Bald Mutants of Streptomyces sp. SFB5A.
Kenneth WilliamsFuture Improvements of Data Integration Models
Tyler LynnAsymmetric Hydroboration-Oxidation of Methylstyrene
Youmna MoawadRestoring Expression of the Polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB) Depolymerase Gene in a Bald Mutant of Streptomyces sp. SFB5A
Haley N. OrebaughCloning of an Endolysin Gene from Bacteriophage BRock into Escherichia coli
Joushua M. SprouseDetermining Gene Flow Between Baldcypress and Pondcypress
Tyler Deutsch & Mary Ruth ShifflettQualitative Measurements of Stability of ATP at Varying pH
Katherine GraybillPolicy Responses to Immigration in Latin America
Lexia WernerStrategies for English Language Learners in Literacy Instruction
Kynah Walston, Kelsi Listman, Alexia Will, Kaytie Perez, Erin Voeghtly, Melia Teixeira, and Rebekah VaughanSaccharin 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 BoswellDevelopment 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

TimeStudent Name(s)Presentation Title
4:00 – 4:20 PMKylee LorioThe Shape of Things: A Theatrical Examination of the Progression of Emotional Manipulation
4:20 – 4:40 PMTito AlcazarThe Significance of American Epic Novels
4:40 – 5:00 PMCailyn LeoSex Determination in Axolotls using PCR
5:00 – 5:20 PMAshley SellTo 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 PMAshley SellNegative 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 PMGrace FotisHealth 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

TimeStudent Name(s)Presentation Title
4:00 – 4:20 PMJacob HowardA Compendium of Exact Sums of Infinite Series
4:20 – 4:40 PMDareen AwwadNeural Network Analysis of Handwritten Astronomical Records
4:40 – 5:00 PMHeather Renee GoodFolklore of the Shenandoah Valley
5:00 – 5:20 PMKayla ClineWomen in Accounting
5:20 – 5:40 PMMcKenzie MelvinThe Clock is Ticking: Are the FARC’s Chances for Survival in Colombia Dwindling?
5:40 – 6:00 PMAnastasiya KalyukA 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

TimeFaculty PresenterPresentation Title
4:00 – 4:30 PMDr. Tammy SheehyExploring High Performance Coach Experiences of Sport Psychology Consulting for their Own Performance
4:30 – 5:00 PMDr. Ryan E. KeebaughMusic 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

TimeStudent’s Name(s)Presentation Title
3:00 – 3:20 PMMarlee CarrollAccelerating Ahead of Trends: How Leadership Decision Making at Peloton Allowed the Company to Succeed in the Pandemic
3:20 – 3:40 PMErin FitzpatrickCampaign Messaging in Argentine Presidential Elections
3:40 – 4:00 PMErin FitzpatrickSimulation of a Policy Proposal to the State of Virginia
4:00 – 4:20 PMGemma LeonardThe Impact of Service Learning on The Success of Undergraduate Students in Health Positions
4:20 – 4:40 PMRachel PettersonMoving 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

TimeStudent’s Name(s)Presentation Title
3:00 – 3:20 PMElizabeth Gaver‘Household Managers’: The Issue of Women’s Employment in Contemporary Japan
3:20 – 3:40 PMJoshua D. GibsonDynamics of a Meteor
3:40 – 4:00 PMDan HancockAn Analytical Approximation of Gravitational Waves
4:00 – 4:20 PMAnton KoptiUsing King Model Simulations to Refine Virial Cluster Mass Estimates
4:20 – 4:40 PMHeidi HullSelf-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

TimeFaculty PresenterPresentation Title
4:00 – 4:30 PMDr. Verne LeiningerPair-wise Nontransitive Dice
4:30 – 5:00 PMDr. Curtis BradleyInvestigating the reinforcement enhancing effects of caffeine on saccharin and ethanol self-administration in male C57BL/6J mice.

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