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2015
Saturday, April 11th
8:00 AM

Full PDF Program 2015 Academic Excellence Conference

8:00 AM - 5:30 AM

9:10 AM

A "Rungi Chungi" Panel

Danielle Fallette
Matthew McDougal
Emily Brochu
Shannon Melendy
Kaleb Lique Naitove
Laken Thomas
Joseph Martino

David F. Putnam Science Center - 154

9:10 AM - 10:10 AM

A Sum of Products Trick

Shannon Daley

David F. Putnam Science Center - 102

9:10 AM - 10:10 AM

December Mourning and Falling: Two Dances From a Common Theme

Meghan Quinn

L. P. Young Student Center - Mabel Brown Room

9:10 AM - 10:10 AM

Elliptic Curves: How The National Security Agency Hacked Our E-mail

Kegan Landfair

David F. Putnam Science Center - 127

9:10 AM - 10:10 AM

In Flight: The Process And Performance Of An Original Modern Dance

Erin McNulty

L. P. Young Student Center - Mabel Brown Room

9:10 AM - 10:10 AM

Investigating Criminal Intent with Mobile Botnets

Joshua Pritchett

David F. Putnam Science Center - 175

9:10 AM - 10:10 AM

Optimum Arrangement Of Points

Derek Blunt

David F. Putnam Science Center - 102

9:10 AM - 10:10 AM

Repunits: Natural Numbers In Which Every Digit Is A One

Meegan Ellis

David F. Putnam Science Center - 102

9:10 AM - 10:10 AM

Solutions To Quartic Equations

Alyssa Valladares

David F. Putnam Science Center - 126

9:10 AM - 10:10 AM

Weird Fractions

Megan Fisk

David F. Putnam Science Center - 126

9:10 AM - 10:10 AM

When Do The Quadratic Polynomials px^2+qy+r And 2px^2+qy+r Both Factor?

Brooke Hatanaka

David F. Putnam Science Center - 126

9:10 AM - 10:10 AM

Where have all the Files Gone, Long-Time Passing?

Paul Sehmel

David F. Putnam Science Center - 175

9:10 AM - 10:10 AM

10:20 AM

Assessing Alternatives: Chemical Content Analysis Of Biodiesel Vs. Diesel Fuel Emissions

Ethan Hotchkiss
Niko Brown
Michael Cavacas

David F. Putnam Science Center - 175

10:20 AM - 11:20 AM

Cold Water Immersion Vs. Warm Water Immersion On Delayed-Onset Muscle Soreness

Makayla Clarke
Nicole Gindraux

David F. Putnam Science Center - 127

10:20 AM - 11:20 AM

Controlling the Storm: The Magic of Language in Shakespeare’s The Tempest

Collins Uttermann

David F. Putnam Science Center - 126

10:20 AM - 11:20 AM

From the High Seas to Life Insurance: The Mathematics of Nathaniel Bowditch

Maureen Moran

David F. Putnam Science Center - 154

10:20 AM - 11:20 AM

Gold Complexes And Novel Caffeine Derivatives

Sean Millikan

David F. Putnam Science Center - 175

10:20 AM - 12:30 PM

Queering Sexuality and Relationship Education: A practical way to integrate lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning youth into Sexuality Education in the United States

Sarah Croitoru

David F. Putnam Science Center - 161

10:20 AM - 11:20 AM

To Be Physically Active Or Not To Be?

Diana Pimer
Alison O'Brien
Jennifer Wilson
Erik Radermacher

David F. Putnam Science Center - 127

10:20 AM - 11:20 AM

Untried Ideas: Composing Music for Unfamiliar Instruments

Thomas Fox

L. P. Young Student Center - Mabel Brown Room

10:20 AM - 11:20 AM

“We Can’t Stop”: The Verbal And Visual Rhetoric Of Miley Cyrus And Robin Thicke’s 2013 Music Video Awards Performance

Kalie Randlett

David F. Putnam Science Center - 102

10:20 AM - 11:20 AM

Whose Life Matters: Social Contradictions In The U.S. About The Sanctity Of Life

Sarah Croitoru

David F. Putnam Science Center - 161

10:20 AM - 11:20 AM

x + x: Women in Mathematics

Katherine Marinoff

David F. Putnam Science Center - 154

10:20 AM - 11:20 AM

11:30 AM

A Tale Of Two Habitats: Analysis Of Small Mammal Activity And Diversity On Ksc Property

Samantha Dormio

David F. Putnam Science Center - 127

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

An Internship Program Created by an Intern: What Are the Benefits?

Allison Brady

David F. Putnam Science Center - 126

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Energy Efficiency in Existing Residential Construction

Taylor Warriner
Matthew Epstein

David F. Putnam Science Center - 175

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Female Sanctity, Wealth, And The Foundation Of Monasteries In The Early Middle Ages

Amanda Archibald

David F. Putnam Science Center - 154

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Me and My Best Friend, Beyoncé: Can the Investment Model Predict Parasocial Relationships With Musical Celebrities?

Ryan Mahan

David F. Putnam Science Center - 126

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Reliability Of Impact Score In Athletes With Adhd/Add And/Or Ld

Raechel Tomaselli
Andrew Deluke

David F. Putnam Science Center - 161

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Self-efficacy and Rehab Adherence

Reuben Lyons

David F. Putnam Science Center - 161

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

The Evolution Of Education Styles Caused By No Child Left Behind

Brittany LaFleur
Isabelle Rose
Stephanie Ryder
Jessica Ricard
Moranda Lanigan

David F. Putnam Science Center - 102

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Understanding Solar Flare Dynamics With High-Altitude Balloons

Corey Boulé

David F. Putnam Science Center - 127

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

1:55 PM

An investigation of Thiosemicarbazone Ligands in “Green” Palladium Cross-coupling

Jeffrey Hall

David F. Putnam Science Center - 161

1:55 PM - 2:55 PM

Greener But More Toxic? Investigating The Differences In Health Effects And Composition Between Diesel And Biodiesel Particles

Andrew Bosco

David F. Putnam Science Center - 127

1:55 PM - 2:55 PM

Is the President of the United States Responsive to Public Opinion?

Rory Bogel

David F. Putnam Science Center - 175

1:55 PM - 2:55 PM

Peeling Back the Layers of the Middle East: An Analysis of Early Twentieth Century International Policy towards the Creation of the State of Israel

Danielle Scadova
Robert Graham

David F. Putnam Science Center - 126

1:55 PM - 2:55 PM

Queer Ecology: Investigating the Intersection of Queer Theory and Environmentalism

Andy Marion

David F. Putnam Science Center - 127

1:55 PM - 2:55 PM

Reasons Why Women In The United States Are Having Fewer Children

Nicole Fiorey

David F. Putnam Science Center - 175

1:55 PM - 2:55 PM

Science and Engineering for All

Nicole Stevens

David F. Putnam Science Center - 181

1:55 PM - 2:55 PM

Synthesis and Characterization of Potential Fatty Acid Synthase Inhibitors

James Shannon

David F. Putnam Science Center - 161

1:55 PM - 2:55 PM

The African American Athlete (Commodity, Image, & Narrative)

Mitchell Salisbury
Hersch Rothmel
Marion Pagios
Philippa Naugle
Devin Martin
Avery Mansfield
Sean Knox

David F. Putnam Science Center - 102

1:55 PM - 2:55 PM

The Truth on Truth: Method on Expressing Discrimination in Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One

Sarah DeFreitas

David F. Putnam Science Center - 127

1:55 PM - 2:55 PM

The Value And Viability Of Character Education In Schools

Nathan Bisson

David F. Putnam Science Center - 181

1:55 PM - 2:55 PM

3:05 PM

Bad Faith, Finitude, and Meaning in Chuck Palahniuk's Fight Club

Trisha Beringer

David F. Putnam Science Center - 126

3:05 PM - 4:05 PM

Finding Meaning in Existence: Sartre vs. Heidegger

Scott Dyer

David F. Putnam Science Center - 126

3:05 PM - 4:05 PM

Income Inequality And Political Polarization In American Politics

Matt Derrickson

David F. Putnam Science Center - 154

3:05 PM - 4:05 PM

Jumping the Mile-High Language Barrier

Evelyn Cauchon

David F. Putnam Science Center - 127

3:05 PM - 4:05 PM

PF 14 (The Pumpkinfest Riot Panel

Emily Matheiu
Chandler Wishart
Kerri Sears
Daniel McAuliffe

David F. Putnam Science Center - 181

3:05 PM - 4:05 PM

Physiological and Neurological Correlates of a Flow State in the Musical Domain

Skyler Bourque

David F. Putnam Science Center - 154

3:05 PM - 4:05 PM

Policy Seekers Or Vote Maximizers? Tea Party Republicans In The U.S. House

Andrew Markoski

David F. Putnam Science Center - 154

3:05 PM - 4:05 PM

Redesigning Keene's Central Square Traffic Pattern: A Study on the Environmental and Social Impact of Creating a Roundabout in Downtown Keene

Shannon Nugent
Melissa Plumley
Skyla Hall
Samantha Strubel
Aisling Steele

David F. Putnam Science Center - 161

3:05 PM - 4:05 PM

The Cultural Contributions to Poverty: A Life History Study of Welfare Recipients

Nicole Clark

David F. Putnam Science Center - 161

3:05 PM - 4:05 PM

The Interactive Mathematics Program: An Imp-Pressive Reform

Erin Hilow
Nicole Marrero

David F. Putnam Science Center - 175

3:05 PM - 4:05 PM

The Write Factors: How Nature, Nurture, Culture And Environment Impact Student Writing

Analee Benik
Nathan Brown
Joanna Oko
Sarah Croitoru

David F. Putnam Science Center - 102

3:05 PM - 4:05 PM

Two Communities, One Town: The Divided Culture Of Pumpkin Fest 2014

Cassandra Cloutier

David F. Putnam Science Center - 127

3:05 PM - 4:05 PM

Understanding The Social Deficits In Autism Via Perception Of Sound And Frequency

Eric DiCesare

David F. Putnam Science Center - 175

3:05 PM - 4:05 PM

4:15 PM

An Exploration Of The “Slackers” Among Us: An Ethnography Of Art Students

Taylor Asher

L. P. Young Student Center – Lantern And East Dining Rooms

4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Bedtime Story To Book: Journey To Publication

Valerie Carpentier

L. P. Young Student Center – Lantern And East Dining Rooms

4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Body Satisfaction In College Women Following Exposure To Images Of Underweight Models

Nicole Baker

L. P. Young Student Center – Lantern And East Dining Rooms

4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Chemical Profiling Of Microalgae Communities Associated With Eelgrass

Haley Nickerson

L. P. Young Student Center – Lantern And East Dining Rooms

4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Cross-Sectional Analysis Of Campaign Contributions In The 2012 Congressional Elections

Jesse Stephens

L. P. Young Student Center – Lantern And East Dining Rooms

4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Designing A Model For Growth And Enrichment: Architectural Designs For The Student Success Center

Katlin O'Neil
Michael Kelly
Roger Wilkie

L. P. Young Student Center – Lantern And East Dining Rooms

4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Determining The Separation And Position Angles Of Orbiting Binary Stars: Comparison Of Three Methods

Ryan Walsh
Cory Boule
Katelyn Andrews
Ian Ross

L. P. Young Student Center – Lantern And East Dining Rooms

4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Environmental Chemical Analysis Of Inorganic Ions In Beaver-Dammed Vs. Free-Flowing Sections Of Local Rivers

John Elliott
Zachary Reynolds
Zachary Shalit
Lauren Tiefenthaler

L. P. Young Student Center – Lantern And East Dining Rooms

4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Exploring The Relationship Between A Child’s Socioeconomic Status, And Their Health Trajectory As An Adult

Camille Redmond

L. P. Young Student Center – Lantern And East Dining Rooms

4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Home Sweet Home: Housing Participant Satisfaction Survey

Michael Mozzar,
John Riordan
Ashley Joyal

L. P. Young Student Center – Lantern And East Dining Rooms

4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Hopelessness And Aggression: Exploring The Role Of Perceived Oppression, Abandonment, And Personal Limitations

Margaret Grayson

L. P. Young Student Center – Lantern And East Dining Rooms

4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Impact Of ‘Real World’ Biodiesel And Petroleum Diesel Combustion On Particulate Matter Composition And Oxidative Potential

Patrick Kelley
Rachel Klaski

L. P. Young Student Center – Lantern And East Dining Rooms

4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Investigating How The Abundance Of An Argonaute Family Protein Is Controlled In The Mustard Plant Arabidopsis Thaliana

Jessica Dude

L. P. Young Student Center – Lantern And East Dining Rooms

4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Life Stress, Competitive Anxiety, And Affective Outcomes Related To Athletic Performance

Alexandra Haley

L. P. Young Student Center – Lantern And East Dining Rooms

4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Olympic Lifting Vs. Plyometric Training: Which Method Is More Effective In Increasing Vertical Jump Height?

Jared McFarland
Andrew Clokey
Matthew Bartlett

L. P. Young Student Center – Lantern And East Dining Rooms

4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Organometallic Synthesis Of Novel Thiosemicarbazone Ligands And Metal Complexes And Structural Analysis By X-Ray Diffraction

Sean Millikan

L. P. Young Student Center – Lantern And East Dining Rooms

4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Perceptions And Practices Of Sustainability Within Keene, New Hampshire

Charles Stoll
Hannah Elliott
Jason Cyr

L. P. Young Student Center – Lantern And East Dining Rooms

4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Reds And Blues: How Immigration Reform Can Reshape America's Political Landscape

Kaleb Lique Naitove

L. P. Young Student Center – Lantern And East Dining Rooms

4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Rocks, Paper, Pixels: Exploring Geographic Education In The Granite State

Stephanie Varanay
Baylee Boulem
Patrick Williamson

L. P. Young Student Center – Lantern And East Dining Rooms

4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Selling Freedom And Resistance: An Ideological Rhetorical Criticism Of Apple`S "Think Different" Commercial

Sarah Bruno

L. P. Young Student Center – Lantern And East Dining Rooms

4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

The Ashuelot Rail-Trail: The Art Of Commuting

Samantha Gaudette
Jack Lapsley
Justin Fournier
Mike Johnson

L. P. Young Student Center – Lantern And East Dining Rooms

4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

The Effect Of Strength Training On Self-Efficacy Of College Aged Females

Alison O'Brien
Taylor Luther
Hannah Goulis
Megan O'Doherty

L. P. Young Student Center – Lantern And East Dining Rooms

4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

The Effects Of Exercise On Memory And Reaction Time In College Students

Diana Pimer
Erik Radermacher
Taylor DaSilva
Victoria Tarabelli

L. P. Young Student Center – Lantern And East Dining Rooms

4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

The Impact Of An Intervention On Eating Disorder Symptomology, Life And Body Satisfaction

Nicole Baker

L. P. Young Student Center – Lantern And East Dining Rooms

4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

The Path Less Pedaled: An Assessment Of The North Cheshire Rail Trail In Southwestern New Hampshire

Katherine Wood
Varick Parizo
Lena Fontana

L. P. Young Student Center – Lantern And East Dining Rooms

4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

The Relationship Between Attachment Styles And Romantic Relationship Satisfaction

Madison Smith

L. P. Young Student Center – Lantern And East Dining Rooms

4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Ultrasound Versus Laser Therapy In Treating Elbow Pain, Range Of Motion And Grip Strength

Carley Kiernan
Ryan Kelley

L. P. Young Student Center – Lantern And East Dining Rooms

4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Use Of Chocolate In Classic Maya Society

Ella Noyes

L. P. Young Student Center – Lantern And East Dining Rooms

4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Using Cloud Computing To Develop A Botnet

Mark Miller

L. P. Young Student Center – Lantern And East Dining Rooms

4:15 PM - 5:15 PM