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2015

Anthropology

From Water to Beer: Drinking in the Catskills
Cayla Neipris, Vassar College ’16 and Prof. April M. Beisaw

Biology

Effects of Deer Browsing on Sound Propagation in Northeastern Temperate Forests
Timothy Boycott, Vassar College ’16, Jingyi Gao, Vassar College ’16 and Prof. Megan D. Gall
Lyme Disease and Outdoor Recreational Activity: Management Strategies to Reduce Risk
Lucy Brainerd, Vassar College ’16 and Prof. Lynn Christenson
SNP Discovery in Rana sylvatica Populations
Jordan Brooker, Vassar College ’15 and Profs. Jodi Schwarz, Marc Smith and Erica Crespi (Washington State University)
Nest Browsing and Predation Trends of a Population of Emydoidea blandingii in LaGrangeville, NY
Lindsay Charlop, Vassar College ’16, Ava Farrell, Vassar College, ’16, Marvin Corleto, Vassar College ’19 and Prof. Marshall Pregnall
Survey of Blood Borne Parasites on a Community of Turtles in LaGrangeville, NY
Ava Farrell, Vassar College, ’16, Lindsay Charlop, Vassar College ’16, Marvin Corleto, Vassar College ’19 and Prof. Marshall Pregnall
Phagocytosis, Digestion, and Protease Proteomics in Tetrahymena
Benjamin Hoffman, Vassar College ’16, Fiona Chen, Vassar College ’16 and Prof. J. William Straus
To Mate or not to Mate: Behavioral Quantitative Genetics in a Bean Beetle
Daniel Moskop, Vassar College ’18 and Prof. Mary Ellen Czesak
The Impacts of Downregulation of mam-RC on the Wingless Pathway in Drosophila melanogaster
Leyao Shen, Vassar College ’16 and Prof. Jennifer Kennell
A Sign for the Edith Roberts Ecological Laboratory
Naomi Sudo, Vassar College ’16 and Timothy Veit, Vassar College ’16 and Prof. Meg Ronsheim
Defending Against Extinction: A Comprehensive Management Plan to Combat the Emerald Ash Borer
Timothy Veit , Vassar College ’16, Naomi Sudo, Vassar College ’16 and Profs. Mary Ellen Czesak and Meg Ronsheim
Pheromone Responses and Mate Choice in Callosobruchus maculatus

Aidan Wilcox, Vassar College ’16 and Lecturer/Laboratory Coordinator in Biology Mary Ellen Czesak

Characterization of microRNA-33 in Drosophila melanogaster

Ronald Yu, Vassar College ’16, Dan Fu Ruan Vassar College ’17 and Prof. Jennifer Kennell

Chemistry

Effect of Metallic Substrate Type on the Growth of Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes During Chemical Vapor Deposition
Cady Cirbes, Vassar College ’16 and Alison Sagliocca, Vassar College ’16 and Prof. Stuart Belli
Interrogating Specific Interactions in the Tau Protein Projection Domain
Amizhdini Eswaramoorthy, Vassar College ’17 and Prof. Zachary Donhauser
A Novel Photosystem II Photocell Assembled on Carbon Nanotubes
Andrew Needleman, Vassar College ’17 and Prof. Christopher Smart
Phenotypic Characterization of psd and pss Mutant Strainsof Escherichia coli
Oluwadamilola Oke, Vassar College ’17 and Prof. Teresa A. Garrett
Optimization of the in vitro Assay Conditions of the Arabidopsis thaliana Acyltransferase At1g78690
Domenic Pedulla, Vassar College ’16 and Professor Teresa A. Garrett
Functionalization of CNT Deposited on Various Metallic Substrates in Potassium Ferricyanide
Alison Sagliocca, Vassar College ’16, Cady Cirbes, Vassar College ’16 and Prof. Stuart Belli
Investigating Intermolecular Forces of Pseudohyperphosphorylated Tau
Zofia E. Siwicka, Vassar College ’18 and Prof. Zachary Donhauser
A Depositional History of Lead in Ombrotrophic Catskill Bogs
Hailey Steichen, Vassar College ’17, Natasha Vargo, Vassar College ’17 and Prof. Alison Spodek Keimowitz
Preparation of Imines as Precursors for the Synthesis of Chiral Amines and Hydroxylamines

Bufan Zhang, Vassar College ’17, Mary-Margaret McElduff, Vassar College ’17 and Prof. Joseph M. Tanski

Cognitive Science

Evolutionary Robotics: Tools and Methods to Test Hypotheses about the Evolution of Evolvability
Evan Altiero, Vassar College ’16, Jessica Ng, Vassar College ’16, Joshua Ridley, Vassar College ’17, Nicholas Burka, Vassar College ’17, David Wallach, Vassar College ’17, Meghan Willcoxon, Vassar College ’18 and Profs. Ken Livingston, Nick Livingston, John Long, Jodi Schwarz and Marc Smith Collaborators: Joshua Bongard and Anton Bernatskiy, University of Vermont
Robots See the Light: Directional Selection Evolves Phototactic Behavior Without Altering Brain Modularity
Evan Altiero, Vassar College ’16, Jessica Ng, Vassar College ’16, Joshua Ridley, Vassar College ’17, Nicholas Burka, Vassar College ’17, David Wallach, Vassar College ’17, Meghan Willcoxon,Vassar College ’18 and Profs. Ken Livingston, Nick Livingston, John Long, Jodi Schwarz and Marc Smith Collaborators: Joshua Bongard and Anton Bernatskiy, University of Vermont
Adversary Search in a Role Playing Game
Kathryn Hodge, Vassar College ’17, Kelly Yu, Vassar College ’17 and Prof. Thomas Ellman

Computer Science

Crowdsourcing to Create Linguistic Annotations
Isabella Cuba, Vassar College ’17 and Prof. Nancy Ide

Geography

Modeling Carbon Charge Programs at Vassar College
Sophie Bedecarré Ernst, Vassar College ’17; James Falino, Vassar College ’17 and Prof. Mary Ann Cunningham, Alistair Hall and Benjamin Ho

Mathematics and Statistics

Assessing the Prognostic and Predictive Ability of an Avatar Mouse Model in Cancer Treatment
Siqi Fan, Vassar College ’17, Melanie Lai Wai, Vassar College ’16 and Prof. Ming-Wen An and Dr. Sumithra Mandrekar
The Dynamics of a Predator-Prey Age-Structured Model
Chase Morgan-Floyd, Vassar College ’18 and Prof. Lynn Scow
Dynamics of a New Holling Type IV Predator-Prey Model
Bibi Sulaman, Vassar College ’19 and Prof. Lynn Scow

Physics

Measuring Thermal Properties of Thin Film Materials Using Time Domain Thermoreflectance
Mohammed Abdelaziz, Vassar College ’16, Molly James, Vassar College ’17, Sushant Mahat, Vassar College ’16, Lauren Delgado, Vassar College ’19 and Prof. Brian Daly
Development of Intuition in Introductory Physics Problem Solving
Elam Coalson, Vassar College ’16 and Prof. Zosia Krusberg
Simulating Thin-Film Samples Reflectivity on Mat Lab and Origin
Lauren Delgado, Vassar College ’19 and Prof. Brian Daly
Acoustical Wave Measurements of Thin Films and Aluminum Deposition via Sputtering
Molly James, Vassar College ’17, Mohammed Abdelaziz, Vassar College ’16, Sushant Mahat, Vassar College ’16, Lauren Delgado, Vassar College ’19 and Prof. Brian Daly
Numerical Prediction of Sound Scattering From Fractal Surfaces
Mallory Morgan, Vassar College ’17, Samuel Gilbert, Vassar College ’18 and Profs. David T. Bradley and Feruza Amirkulova
Effect of Diffusers on Sound Field Diffusivity in a Reverberation Chamber
Nathaniel Ross, Vassar College ’18, Samuel Gilbert, Vassar College ’18, José Herrera Jr., Vassar College ’18, Mallory Morgan, Vassar College ’17, Jonathan Snyder, Vassar College ’18, Jacob Adelgren, Vassar College ’15, Gabriel Kardos, Vassar College ’19 and Prof. David T. Bradley
Microcontrollers as an Effective Data Collection Tool for the Study of Microorganisms
Christine Silveira, Vassar College ’17 and Prof. Jenny Magnes
Measuring the Homogeneity and Isotropy of a Sound Field Using Non-Standardized Quantifiers
Jonathan Snyder, Vassar College ’18 and Prof. David T. Bradley
Detecting Fraunhofer Diffraction and Exploring Image Reconstruction
Razvan Stanescu, Vassar College ’16 and Prof. Jenny Magnes
Using the Raspberry PI and Open Source Project to Record and Analyze Thrashing Frequencies of Microorganisms
Juan Vasquez, Vassar College ’16, Razvan Stanescu, Vassar College ’16 and Prof. Jenny Magnes

Physics and Astronomy

Analysis and Computational Modeling of C. elegans Locomotion Using Fraunhofer Diffraction Patterns
Juan Vasquez, Vassar College ’16, Razvan Stanescu, Vassar College ’16 and Prof. Jenny Magnes