Western Research Day

2022’s event will occur in person on May 4 and 5

From 4-7 PM in the Science Building, Midtown Campus

Congratulations to all who participated and thank you!

Provost awards:


  • Hilling, Thomas with Advisor: Hannah Reynolds. Microplastics and Aspergillus fumigatus in common loons (Gavia immer) collected and sampled in New England
  • Arnett, John with Advisor: Theodora Pinou Effects of Urbanized Roadways on Northern Diamondback Terrapins (Malaclemys terrapin terrapin)
  • Korin, Kristina with Advisor: Ethan Balk. Relating Food Addiction to Substance Abuse: A Review of the Literature
  • Madsen, Margaret with Advisor: Forest Robertson. Constructing a Library of 2-Substituted Tetrahydrothiophenes
  • Salerno, Victoria with Advisor: Harlan Arslan. Human Trafficking: from the court cases in the United States
  • Skrutskie, Brielle with Advisor: Judith Prieto. Study of Glutathione Reductase using Mass Spectrometry
  • Barbieri, Juliet with Advisor: Kristin Giamanco. Building the perineuronal net: Assessing the role of aggrecan in molecular assembly
  • Olson, Alysha with Advisor: Katherine Allocco. The Patriot Game: Women in the Irish Republican Army
Oral Presentations
  • Griggs, Ericka with Advisor Michelle Y. Monette (Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, CT), Lucas Savoy (Biodiversity Research Institute, Portland, ME), Christopher P. Persico (Biodiversity Research Institute, Portland, ME), Nina Schoch (Adirondack Center for Loon Conservation, Ray Brook, NY) and David C. Evers (Biodiversity Research Institute of Portland, ME). An evaluation of blood heat shock proteins as biomarkers of stress in common loons
  • Johnson, Gabrielle with Advisor: Robin Gustafson. The Effect of Racism on Critical Consciousness
Sigma Xi Student Research Awards:

Juliet Barbieri

Major: Biology
Research Advisor: Kristin Giamanco
Sophia Chiaia
Major: Biology
Research Advisor: Neeta Connally
Brielle Skrutskie
Major: Chemistry

Research Advisor: Judith Prieto


Library Research Award:

Karen Keeler

Major: History
Research Advisors: Leslie Lindenauer and Brian Stevens