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Provost's Student-Faculty Summer 2020 Undergraduate Research Awardees

Students: Amaya, Maria C.; Garcia-Garcia, Magnolia M.; Mead-Vancort, Annabella C.; Pereira-Bisono, Sarah G.; Plaza, Giavanna R.
School and Major: Dyson, Philosophy and Religious Studies; Dyson, History | Political Science; Dyson, Political Science; Lubin, International Management; Dyson, Women's and Gender Studies
Professors: Meghana V. Nayak; Pamela J. Fuentes-Peralta
Discipline: Women's and Gender Studies
Project Title: COVID 19 and Immigrant Communities: Effects and Solutions

Students: Andreoli, Maria I.; Kidwell, EmmaLee C.
School and Major: Dyson, Musical Theatre
Professors: Eric J. Price; William C. Reynolds
Discipline: PPA
Project Title: The Waiting

Student: Brandon, Justin A.
School and Major: Seidenberg School of CSIS, Professional Computer Studies
Professors: John J. Cronin; Andreea Cotoranu
Discipline: Blue CoLab; Information Technology
Project Title: Choate Pond Instrumentation and Remote Learning using Technology and Design

Student: Cordy, Tatum A.
School and Major: Dyson, English Language and Literature
Professor: Daniel Bender
Discipline: English
Project Title: Shakespeare: A Blueprint for Activism

Student: Ellentuck, Lara C.
School and Major: Dyson, Biology
Professor: R. Antonio Herrera
Discipline: Biology
Project Title: Geomapping Invasive Bamboo Species Using Machine Learning

Student: Gamba, Ralph
School and Major: Dyson, Digital Cinema and Filmmaking
Professor: Melanie La Rosa
Discipline: Media, Communications, and Visual Arts
Project Title: View: The Effects That Auteurs Have Had on Filmmaking From the 1970’s to the Present

Student: Gaura, Brody J.
School and Major: Dyson, Psychology
Professor: Sheila H. Chiffriller
Discipline: Psychology
Project Title: Perception: Different Forms of Aggression and Appropriate Intervention for the Survivor

Student: Gutierrez, Laurianne B.
School and Major: Dyson, Political Science
Professor: Pamela J. Fuentes-Peralta
Discipline: Women's and Gender Studies
Project Title: Stigma and Marginalization: Homeless Individuals Living with HIV/AIDS in Atlanta

Student: Killeen, Matthew
School and Major: Dyson, Biology
Professor: JaimeLee Iolani Rizzo
Discipline: Chemistry & Physical Sciences
Project Title: Characterization of a Series of Antiviral and Antimicrobial Creams

Student: LaBianco, Isabelle A.
School and Major: Dyson, Economics; Film & Screen Studies
Professor: Joseph C. Morreale
Discipline: Economics
Project Title: Creating Hysteria: The Influence News Media over Consumption Behavior during COVID-19

Student: Lesnick, Winter R.
School and Major: Dyson, Biology
Professor: JaimeLee Iolani Rizzo
Discipline: Chemistry & Physical Sciences
Project Title: Roots, Stems, and Leaves as Antibacterials

Student: Peterson, Joseph
School and Major: Lubin, Arts & Entertainment Management
Professor: Jessica A. Magaldi
Discipline: Legal Studies & Taxation
Project Title: Who Has Your Health Data, What Are They Doing with it, and What Can You Do About it?" Legal and Technological Issues Related to Contact Tracing of COVID-19 Infections

Student: Piccolo, Carmela
School and Major: Dyson, Applied Psychology & Human Relations
Professor: Courtney L. Gosnell
Discipline: Psychology
Project Title: The Effects of Positive Emotion Overexpression Based On Underlying Motives

Student: Rivera, Naya J.
School and Major: School of Education, Biology & Adolescent Education
Professor: Joan T. Walker
Discipline: Education
Project Title: What does expertise look and sound like? Examining how master teachers approach simulated parent-teacher conferences about student academic progress

Student: Saniei, Shayan
School and Major: Dyson, Biology
Professor: Erika Crispo
Discipline: Biology
Project Title: The Effect of Hurricanes on the Evolution of Puerto Rico Fish Species

Student: Sinensky, Daniel I.
School and Major: Dyson, Biology
Professor: Eric D. Brenner
Discipline: Biology
Project Title: Analysis of Circumnutation in Gravitropic Mutants of Arabidopsis Thaliana Using Recorded Footage

Student: Spence, Anjolee M.
School and Major: Dyson, Biological Psychology
Professor: Courtney L. Gosnell
Discipline: Psychology
Project Title: Can Gratitude Buffer Cross-Political Party Close Relationships from Dissolution?

Student: Suddeth, Christine J.
School and Major: Dyson, Musical Theatre
Professor: Amanda G. Flynn
Discipline: PPA
Project Title: Students Experience with Vocal Injury in Undergraduate Performing Arts Training Programs

Student: Sweeting, Jamellah D.
School and Major: Dyson, Philosophy & Religious Studies | English Language & Literature
Professor: Daniel Barber
Discipline: Philosophy and Religious Studies
Project Title: The Abject of Body Affirmation

Student: Wolkenstein, Emma L.
School and Major: Dyson, Sociology/Anthropology
Professor: Claire D. Panetta
Discipline: Sociology/Anthropology
Project Title: Nationalism in the Age of Brexit: The Identities and Attitudes of Younger Voters

Student: Wu, Man-Chia
School and Major: Dyson, Art
Professor: Daniel J. Hill
Discipline: Art
Project Title: Covid-19 Artistic Project – “The packages wash up on the isolated islands”