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2016

Biology

Pathways and Patterns of Plant Chemistry During Decomposition

Stephen Peters-Collaer ’17, Patrick Susman ’17, and Lynn Christenson (Biology)

Pathways and Patterns of Plant Chemistry During Decomposition

Patrick Susman ’17, Stephen Peters-Collaer ’17, and Lynn Christenson (Biology)

Examining Turtle-Nest Predator Foraging Behaviors and Depredation Rates Using Simulated Turtle Nests

Katie Voegtlin ’18, Allegra Davis ’18, Marvin Corleto ’19, and Marshall Pregnall (Biology)

Behavioral Variation in Response to Predation Risk in a Neotropical Tadpole

Phoebe Reuben ’17, Annie Innes-Gold ’18, Hubert Szczygiel ’18, and Justin Touchon (Biology)

Quantifying Variation in Reproductive Mode Plasticity in Dendropsophus ebraccatus

Hubert Szczygiel ’18, Anne Innes-Gold ’18, Phoebe Reuben ’17, and Justin Touchon (Biology)

Reclassification and Mapping of the Forest Communities on the Vassar Ecological Preserve

Dylan Finley ’17, Fate Syewoangnuan ’18, Keri VanCamp (Field Station and Ecological Preserve), and Jamie Deppen (Environmental Cooperative)

Chemistry

Cognitive Science

Does Neural Network Modularity Enhance Evolvability in Robots?

Cognitive Science and Biology
Jonathan Snyder ’18, David Wallach ’17, and Xiaoqing Xu ’18, Ken Livingston (Cognitive Science), Nick Livingston (Biology), John Long (Cognitive Science & Biology), Jodi Schwarz (Biology), and Collaborators (University of Vermont): Josh Bongard and Anton Bernatskiy

Does Neural Network Modularity Enhance Evolvability in Robots?

Cognitive Science and Biology
Ben Tidswell ’18, Mackenzie Little ’17, Meghan Willcoxon ’18, Ken Livingston (Cognitive Science), Nick Livingston (Biology), John Long (Cognitive Science & Biology), Jodi Schwarz (Biology), and Collaborators (University of Vermont): Josh Bongard and Anton Bernatskiy

Computer Science

Making Robots Smarter: A Dynamical Model for Goal-Directed Behavior
Computer Science and Biology
Thao Nguyen ’18, Theresa Law ’18, Eric Aaron
 (Computer Science) and John Long (Cognitive Science & Biology)
Constraint-Based Control of Computer Games

Julia Holgado ’17 and Tom Ellman (Computer Science)

A Web Service Infrastructure for Language Processing Application Development

Alexandru Mahmoud ’18, Sule Marshall ’18, and Nancy Ide (Computer Science)

Interoperability Framework for Wearable Sensing Devices

Alexandra Alcántara ’17, Nathaniel Green ’17, Macall McQueen ’17, Jason Waterman (Computer Science)

Earth Science and Geography

Stormwater Management and Green Infrastructure at Vassar College

Elise Chessman ’18, Mary Ann Cunningham (Geography), and Alistair Hall (Sustainability)

Mathematics and Statistics

The Turaev Genus of Torus Knots with Small Braid Index

Kaitian Jin ’18, Eli Polston ’18, Yanjie Zheng ’18, and Adam Lowrance (Mathematics and Statistics>)

Physics and Astronomy

High Redshift Galaxy Morphology in the Hubble Space Telescope Frontier Fields

Brittany Tompkins ’17, Leah Jenks, Colgate University ’17, and Debra Elmegreen (Astronomy)

Spectral Analysis of Protoplanetary Disks

Sara Vannah, Wellesley College ’17 and Colette Salyk (Astronomy)

Effect of Reverberation Chamber Parameters on Sound Field Diffusivity

Craig Pellegrino ’18, Noah Snider ’18, Robert Elizardo ’20, and David Bradley (Physics)

Ultrafast Optical Measurements of Aluminum Films Deposited by Chemical Vapor Deposition

Anthony L. Bartolotta ’18, Samuel A. Gartenstein ’17, Issai A. Torres ’20, Brian Daly (Physics)

Picosecond Ultrasonic Analysis of Surface Acoustic Waves on Patterned Nanostructures

Samuel A. Gartenstein ’17, Anthony L. Bartolotta ’18, Issai A. Torres ’20, and Brian Daly (Physics)

Dynamic Diffraction Analysis of C. elegans

Physics and Astronomy, and Biology
Clara Alivisatos ’17, Miranda Hulsey-Vincent ’19, Jenny Magnes (Physics), and Kathleen Susman (Biology)

Psychological Science