WCSU Covid-19 Information Fall 2021

Sigma Xi

Sigma Xi Research Awards

2021

Jacob Bethin (Biology)

Title of Project: An Exploration of Invertebrate Diversity with Podostemaceae

Research Mentor: Dr. Rayda Krell

Ashley Green (Psychology)

Title of Project: Comparing Different Online Lecture Presentation Styles

Research Mentor: Dr. Bernard Gee

Emily Hoegler (Biology)

Title of Project: The Effect of Food Quality and Exercise on High Fat Food Intake

Research Mentor: Joshua Cordeira

 

2019

Kayla Deguzman (Biology)

Title of Project: Satellite Tracking of Juvenile Green, Loggerhead, and Kemp’s Ridley Turtles from Rehabilitation Centers in Southern New England and Long Island, USA

Research Mentor: Dr. Theodora Pinou

Madisyn Mazik (Psychology)

Title of Project: Enhanced Whiteboard-Style Lecture Beats Powerpoint 

Research Mentor: Dr. Bernard Gee

Jessica Plouffe (Psychology)

Title of Project: Mental Rotation Performance without Eye Movements 

Research Mentor: Dr. Bernard Gee

 

2018

Shannon McFarland (Biology)

Title of Project: Expression and Regulation of the Na-Cl Cotransporter (NCC) in Ion Regulatory Tissues of Threespine Stickleback

Research Mentor: Dr. Michelle Monette

Daniel Monahan (Biology)

Title of Project: Thirty Minutes per Day Keeps the Calories Away: The Benefits of Wheel Running on Food Intake and Body Weight in Mice 

Research Mentor: Dr. Joshua Cordeira

Brittany Schappach and Sandra Zapata-Ramirez (Biology)

Title of Project: A Comparison of Household Dryer-Induced Mortality on Laboratory Reared and Field-Collected Ixodes Scapularis Ticks 

Research Mentor: Drs. Neeta Connally and Rayda Krell

 

2017

Volha (Olga) Alizarchyk (Mathematics)

Title of Project: Shock Wave Calculations in Diverse Applications: NEW Trigonometric Essentially Non-Oscillatory (ENO) Interpolation for Solving Non-linear Hyperbolic PDEs, Theory and Computations

Research Mentor: Dr. Stavros Christofi

Alexander Bieber (Chemistry)

Title of Project: Exploring Solid Phase Analytical Derivatization (SPAD) as a Sample Preparation Method for Quantitative Analysis by GC-MS

Research Mentor: Dr. Yuan Mei-Ratliff

Brittney Romagna (Psychology)

Title of Project: The Effects of Psychological and Physiological Stress on Spatial Reasoning Skills

Research Mentor: Dr. Bernard Gee

 

2016 

Kaitlyn McNally (Biochemistry)

Title of Project: Characterization of M. tuberculosis HAD Phosphatase Rv3376

Research Mentor: Dr. Anne Roberts

Alex Potocki and Adebowale Shoroye (Mathematics)

Title of Project: Shock Wave Calculations? No Problem! Essentially Non Oscillatory (ENO) Stencil Selection Procedures: Using Excel VBA to Study & Compare ENO, Built With Various Basis Functions

Research Mentor: Dr. Stavros Christofi

Tyler Ryan (Chemistry)

Title of Project: Method Development of 1,3-Oxathiolane & 1,4-Oxathiane Synthesis

Research Mentor: Dr. Forest Robertson