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2017

Anthropology

Inclusive Interpretations: FDR, Archaeology, and Egalitarian Narrative of the Past

David Stiles Sparks ’19, Pedro deFlorez Millard ’19, and Professor April M. Beisaw (Anthropology)

Porcelain and Proximity: An Indicator of Socioeconomic Class?

Kelly Claire Manning Bernatzky ’19, and Professor April M. Beisaw (Anthropology)

Biology

The Reclassification and Mapping of the Vassar Farm and Ecological Preserve

Fate Syewoangnuan ’18, Mirit Rutishauser ’19, Jamie Deppen, and Keri VanCamp (Biology)

Chemistry

Cognitive Science

Creating an Experiment Builder for the Cloud

Junyan Qi ’19, Kristin Diep ’18, and Professor Josh de Leeuw (Cognitive Science)

The Role of Gene Duplication and Modularity in the Evolution of Evolvability

Gabriel Dell’Accio ’18, Theresa Law ’18, Ben Tidswell ’18, Meghan Willcoxon ’18, Professor Ken Livingston, Nick Livingston, Professor John Long, Professor Jodi Schwarz, and Professor Marc Smith (Cognitive Science)

Trust the Process: Development and Gene Duplication as Explicit Features of Evolving Robots

Theresa Law ’18, Gabriel Dell’Accio ’18, Ben Tidswell ’18, Meghan Willcoxon ’18, Professor Ken Livingston, Nick Livingston, Professor John Long, Professor Jodi Schwarz, and Professor Marc Smith (Cognitive Science)

Cognitive Robotics: Is Evolvability Determined by the Modularity of Neural Controllers?

Jonathan Snyder ’18; David Wallace ’17; Xu, Xiaoqing Xu ’18, Professor Ken Livingston, Nick Livingston, Professor John Long, Professor Jodi Schwarz, and Professor Marc Smith (Cognitive Science)

Computer Science

Navigation with Imperfect Information

Kaya Deuser ’20 and Professor Pavel Naumov (Computer Science)

Mathematics and Statistics

Modelling Pollination and Orchard Management to Determine Economic Injury Level of Pest Populations

Miranda Hulsey-Vincent ’19 and Melissa Hoffmann ’21, and Professor Benjamin Morin (Mathematics and Statistics)

The Spread of Cholera through Water Networks

Kendal Foster ’18, Deanna Havey ’18, Kamakshi Kanojia ’19, and Professor Benjamin Morin (Mathematics and Statistics)

Physics and Astronomy

Equity and Engagement in STEM: A Preliminary Analysis of the 2017 Undergraduate Research Summer Institute at Vassar College

Jose Herrera Jr. ’18, Janet Ortiz ’18, Sicily M. McLaughlin ’21, and Professor David T. Carreon Bradley (Physics and Astronomy)

Ultrafast Optical Study of Surface Acoustic Waves on Aluminum Nanostructures

Michael Colletta ’19, Wanjiru Gachuhi ’19, and Professor Brian Daly (Physics and Astronomy)

Temporal Diffraction Signal Analysis of C. elegans Locomotion

Miranda Hulsey-Vincent ’19, Cheris Congo ’19, and Professor Jenny Magnes (Physics and Astronomy)

Psychological Science

Chronic Alcohol Exposure Affects Generalization and Extinction of Fear Memory

Serena Lee ’18, Miranda Scarlata ’19, and Professor Hadley C. Bergstrom (Psychological Science)

Effect of Photoperiod and Brain Injury on Aromatase Expression in Japanese Quail

Cali Corbett ’18, Kenneth Lee ’18, Professor Kelli A. Duncan, and Professor Kevin Holloway (Psychological Science)

The Adult Experience of Infant/Toddler Developmental Movement

Regina Ngozi Ebo ’18, Jenna Llorens-Blas ’19, and Professor Carolyn Palmer (Psychological Science)

Parent and Infant Experience of Tummy Time Lessons

Jenna Llorens-Blas ’19, Regina Ngozi Ebo ’18, and Professor Carolyn Palmer (Psychological Science)

Anxiety: Effects on Longevity

Dominic Demeterfi ’20, Eileen Doyle-Samay ’19, and Professor Susan Trumbetta (Psychological Science)

It's Okay to Feel Sad Sometimes: Effects of Different Depression Aspects on Lifespan

Eileen Doyle-Samay ’19, Dominic Demeterfi ’20, and Professor Susan Trumbetta (Psychological Science)