14th Annual Undergraduate Research Fair
Saturday, April 16, 2016
Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts and Hawthorn Building
Presentations and Winners
First Place: Carmina Rogelio – "The First All-Nighter," a visual art study
Second Place: Xiaoyu Xie – "Organ Purse," a sculpture
Third Place: Erin Becker, Matthew Potts, accompanist - "Here Alone," a voice performance
Computing and Information Technology
First Place: Joshua Clark – "Learn This! (IBM Smarter Planet Security Elearning App)"
Second Place: John Willet, Tyler Vasbinder, and Donte Perino – "Hybrid Security System"
Third Place: Whitney Hernandez, Kelly Bennett, and Jessica Seifer – "A Hybrid Repackaged Application Detection System"
Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
First Place: Meghan Delsite – "Memory as a Foundation of an Oral Culture"
Second Place: Diana Fackler – "Winston Churchill: The Forgotten Author and Laureate"
Third Place: Kallie Sheets – "Sisters in Steel"
Engineering and Computing and Information Technology
First Place: Chris Latsios "Solar Assisted Electric Garden Tractor"
Second Place: David Leberfinger – "Surface Tension of Conventional Hydrocarbon Fuels with Gellation and Suspension of Particles"
Third Place: Gabriel Labrador, Jeremy Savan, and Matt Guyan – "Advocating for Hybrid Intrusion Detection Prevention System and Framework Improvement"
Physical and Life Sciences
First Place: Angie Spagnoli – "Adsorption of Methylene Blue by Zinc Chloride Activated Carbon from Cashew Nut Shells"
Second Place: Mason McGinnis and Ben Borst – "Antennas for Light"
Third Place: Greg Ingalsbe – "A Bioinformatic Approach to Understanding RNA Thermometers in Psychrobacter Bacteria"
First Place: John Leri – "Social Distance, Psychotropic Medication, & Mental Illness Exposure"
Second Place: Tiffani Walk – "The Importance of Play During Early Childhood"
Third Place: Kayleigh Nelson – "True Violence in Video Games: '… he'd rather be called 'birdetta.'"
Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities, and Business
First Place: Meghan Delsite – "Historic Hollidaysburg Interactive Map"
Second Place: Shannon Weber, Aneri Patel, Henry Bradley, Christian Lucia, and Chandler Condo – "Helicopter Parenting in College Housing Markets"
Third Place: Luke Hallman – "Logo Design and Development Method"
The University Libraries Award for Information Literacy
Kelsey Karpinski – "Novel Architecture of Self-Organized Mobile Wireless Sensor Networks"