Current Student Presentations at Conferences

The following students presented their research at conferences in 2017.

American Physical Society April Meeting 2017
Washington, DC.  January 30, 2017

Presentation: “Constraints on extra dimensions within the framework of the Standard Model Extension”
Student: Francis Walz, Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences
Mentor: Dr. James Overduin (Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences)

Presentation: “Quantum Tunneling and the Energy of the Vacuum”
Student: Zachary Steelman, Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences
Mentor: Dr. James Overduin (Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences)

 

Geological Society of America Northeastern Regional Meeting
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  March 19-21, 2017

Presentation: “Effects of Acid Mine Drainage on Aqueous Geochemistry of Big Mine Run and Mahanoy Creek in East-Central Pennsylvania: A Downstream Evaluation”
Student: Kirk Marks, Environmental Sciences
Mentor: Dr. Amy Williams (Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences)

Presentation: “Geobiology of an Acid Mine Drainage Environment along a Stream Gradient, Centralia, PA.”
Student: Evan O'Neal, Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences
Mentor: Dr. Amy Williams (Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences)


Colonial Academic Alliance Conference (CAA)
Elon University, Elon, North Carolina
April 15 – 17, 2016

Presentation: “Green Synthesis of Gold Nanoparticles utilizing Red Azalea: An Antimicrobial Study”
Student: Amanda Greene, Chemistry
Mentor: Dr. Mary Sajini Devadas (Chemistry)


National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Washington, DC.  April 2018

Presentation: “Circles within Figure Skaters' Blade Tracings: Integrating Geometry and Algebra”
Student: Rachael Talbert, Mathematics
Mentor: Dr. Diana Cheng (Mathematics)


UTeach Annual Conference
Austin, Texas.  May 23, 2017

Presentation: “Prospective Teachers' Understanding and Implementation of Three-dimensional Learning in a Science Class”
Student: Rosa Diaz and Madeleine Taylor
Mentor:  Dr. Deepika Menon (Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences)


American Chemical Society Mid-atlantic Regional Meeting
Hershey, Pennsylvania.  June 4-6, 2017

Presentation: “Conformation and stability of a bacterial regulatory mRNA”
Student: Zelle Ndika, Chemistry
Mentor:  Dr. Ana-Maria Soto (Chemistry)


Regional Microbiology Educators 13th Annual Student Research Symposium.  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  July 2017

Presentation: “Characterization of Escherichia coli yFat, a gene predicted to function in host-pathogen interactions”
Student: Jordon Lane, Biological Sciences
Mentor:  Dr. Michelle Snyder (Biological Sciences)


Mid-Atlantic Association of Science Teacher Education Conference, Prestonsburg, Kentucky. September 29–30, 2017

Presentation: “Development of prospective elementary teachers’ identities to teach science
Student: Alissa Buettner, Physics
Mentor:  Dr. Deepika Menon (Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences)

Presentation: “Prospective teachers’ science conceptual understanding and technology self-efficacy: Affordances of an iPad-based physics curriculum”
Student: Matthew Conway, Physics
Mentor:  Dr. Deepika Menon (Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences)

Presentation: “Development of prospective science teachers’ confidence to teach NGSS-based science lesson”
Student: Lynia Karoline DaDilva
Mentor:  Dr. Deepika Menon (Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences)


National Science Teachers Association
Baltimore, Maryland.  October 5-7, 2017

Presentation: “NGSS in Action: Towards a Shared Understanding for Science Teachers”
Student: Madeleine Taylor
Mentor:  Dr. Deepika Menon (Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences)