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A Driving Versus Walking Roadkill Survey on Highway 212 in Baldwin County, Georgia

Kori Ogletree

Major: Biology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Al Mead

Addressing Economic Issues within Milledgeville

Montana Phalan

Major: Philosophy

Faculty Mentor: Amanda J. Reinke

Advocacy in the Social Sector as a Catalyst for Change

Sabrina Brant

Major: Sociology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Stephanie McClure; Dr. Brandy Kennedy

"Advocating For Empathy," A Case Study in Curation as a Function of Social Change

Laika McDermitt

Major: Art, Concentration in Museum Studies

Faculty Mentor: Katie Anania

Aggression in American Versus Taiwanese Children

Sydney Taylor, Georgia College & State University
Leah Kaminer, Georgia College & State University

Major: Psychology

Faculty Mentor: Tsu-Ming Chiang

Altering Femininity Through Analysis of Female Stereotypes and Aristotle’s Four Levels of Characterization

Bailee Adams

Major: Theatre

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Amy Pinney

Analysis of Environmental Factors on Mycobacteriophage Isolation

Keira N. Stacks, Georgia College and State University
Shea Lowery, Georgia College and State University
Indiren Pillay, Georgia College and State University

Major: Biology

Faculty Mentor: Indiren Pillay

Applications of Regular Markov chains

Charles Quinn

Major: Mathematics

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jebessa Mijena

Assessing the effect of temperature on seed dormancy and germination rates of native plants from Georgia

Marina Williams, Georgia College & State University

Major: Environmental science

Faculty Mentor: Christine Mutiti Samuel Mutiti

Battle of the Ethos: An Analysis of Archbishop Viganò’s Testimony Against Pope Francis

Marissa Dawn Borah, Georgia College & State University

Major: Rhetoric

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Downing

Biodiversity Assessment of Champion Creek Utilizing DNA Barcoding

Kevin Xiong
Andy Davenport, Georgia College & State University
Matt Davis, Georgia College & State University
Josi Giovinazzo, Georgia College & State University
Randi Evans, Georgia College & State University
Jamila Harvey, Georgia College & State University
Daniel Jones, Georgia College & State University
Sydney Mastin, Georgia College & State University
Sid Seccuro, Georgia College & State University
David Watson, georgia college

Major: Biology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. David Weese

Bisexual Student's Experiences With Biphobia

Lindsey Moon

Major: Sociology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Eryn G. Viscarra

Buddhism and Wealth

Andrew Steel

Major: Philosophy and Liberal Studies

Faculty Mentor: Matthew Milligan (matthew.milligan@gcsu.edu)

Cakewalking Justice: A Deconstructive Approach to Race and Law in The Marrow of Tradition

Dana E. Maller, Georgia College & State University

Major: English Literature

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Katie Simon

Complete Genome Annotation of Mycobacteriophage SheaKeira

Betsy Bartholf, Georgia College & State University

Major: Biology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Indiren Pillay

Construction of a Foley Wind Machine

Alexander Billmayer

Major: Theatre

Faculty Mentor: Amy Pinney

Designing Mobile Applications For Traditional Photography: Model Design For Traditional Work

Zade Zafar

Major: Fine Arts

Faculty Mentor: Abraham Abebe

Do Certificate of Need Programs Affect COPD Mortality Rates?

Daniel Wornstaff

Major: Economics

Faculty Mentor: Brooke Conaway

Do Fishing Tournaments Affect County Per Capita Income?

Zac Bennett

Major: Economics

Faculty Mentor: Brooke Conaway

Do Religious Beliefs Affect Perception of Social Class?

Josh Durand

Major: Economics

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Brooke Conaway

Do Virtual Schools Have An Effect On Educational Achievement?

Webb Beard

Major: Economics and Political Science

Faculty Mentor: Brooke Conaway

Does Bitcoin Use Affect Crime Rates?

Kevin Keane

Major: Economics

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Brooke Conaway, Dr. Christopher Clark, Dr. Justin Roush

Does Government Spending Affect Drug-Related Crime Rates?

Kendyl Campbell

Major: Economics

Faculty Mentor: Brooke Conaway & Christopher Clark

Does Having a Professional Sports Team Impact the Crime Rate of a City?

Braden Little

Major: Economics

Faculty Mentor: Brooke Conaway

Does High School Team Sports Participation Affect Income?

Ashley King

Major: Economics

Faculty Mentor: Brooke Conaway, Chris Clark

Does Making The Last Cut Effect a PGA Golfers Next Cut?

Nolan English

Major: Economics

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Brooke Conaway

Does Terrorism Affect the Unemployment Rate of the Targeted Country?

Austin Mender

Major: Economic

Faculty Mentor: Conaway

Does the Decriminalization of Marijuana Affect Labor Productivity?

Carter Oldknow

Major: Economics

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Brooke Conaway

Does the State of the Economy Effect Adolescent Suicide Rates?

Dominic Jachetta

Major: Economics

Faculty Mentor: Leslee Conaway Chris Clark

Effect of Chinese Privet (Ligustrum sinense) on nutrient cycling in Georgia’s Piedmont region

Mark Chadwick

Major: Environmental Science

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Christine Mutiti

Examining the Health and Wellness Costs Associated with Binge-watching Behaviors

Sherri Simmons
Sallie Augusta Eswine, Georgia College & State University
Camille Horne
Ashton Mackenzie Shover, Georgia College & State University
Kathryn Davis, Georgia College & State University
Kylie Knox, Georgia College & State University
Whitney Heppner, Georgia College & State University

Major: Psychology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Whitney Heppner

Exposition of Lagrange’s Theorem

Madison Link

Major: Psychology

Faculty Mentor: Robert Blumenthal

Fractional Calculus and its Connection to the Tautochrone

Matthew P. Dallas, Georgia College and State University

Major: Mathematics and Physics

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jebessa Mijena

Gallerie: A Solution to the Museum Headache

Jonathan Masters, Georgia College & State University

Major: Art

Faculty Mentor: Abraham Abebe

Gender Socialization Mediated By SES and Birth Order

Anthony Pruner
Garrett Cook, Georgia College & State University
Jessica Mann, Georgia College & State University

Major: Psychology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Tsu-Ming Chiang

Gender Stereotypes and Hiring Biases in Female-Dominated Occupations

Natalie Pederson
Jessica Mann

Major: Psychology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ashley Taylor

Henry James’ Turn of the Screw and the Dangerous Ambiguity of Transcendental Belief

Elise O'Neal

Major: English, Literature Concentration

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Katie Simon

How Cultural Centers Impact Sense of Belonging on College Campuses

Dacia Danielle Brown

Major: Sociology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Stephanie McClure

"How Does General Strain Theory Help To Gain Understandings Over Drug Abusers?: A Qualitative Approach"

Chase Lindsey

Major: Criminal Justice

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Sara Doude Dr. Ji Seun Sohn

Hungry Hound Mobile Application Makes Cooking Simple and Stress-Free

Jamie Pfeifer, Georgia College & State University

Major: Art

Faculty Mentor: Abraham Abebe

Hyke: A Mobile App to Assist in Hiking

Lindsey Watts, Georgia College & State University

Major: Fine Arts with a concentration in Graphic Design

Faculty Mentor: Abraham Abebe

Identifying the Major Sources of Fecal Contamination in the Ulcohatchee Creek.

Muhammad Amar

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Dave Bachoon

Ideological Thinking in Policy Attitudes and Perceptions

Sarah LeAnn Whitley

Major: Political Science

Faculty Mentor: Min Kim

Incorporating Digital Imaging into the Scientific Process

Jordan Yacoub, Georgia College and State University
Caroline Fowler, Georgia College and State University

Major: Biology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. David Weese

Influence of Anchors on Numeric and Non-Numeric Judgments

Nathan Popp
Morgan L. Crowley
Emily Lawson
Meghan Linzey
Curtis Wilder
Cameron Whitener
Diana L. Young, Georgia College and State University

Major: psychology

Faculty Mentor: Diana Young

Institutional Commitment to Student Access and Success: A Comparative Analysis of Two Integrative Campus Programs

Kristin Smith
Catherine Ferrera
Megan Sandal
Megan Murphy

Major: Sociology

Faculty Mentor: Stephanie McClure

Intraspecific and Interspecific Variation in Pollen Size in the Genus Rhexia (Melastomataceae)

M. Raine Foulkes, Georgia College & State University
Sophia Kotsis, Georgia College & State University
Kate Noah, Georgia College & State University
Autumn Czander, Georgia College & State University

Major: Biology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Gretchen Ionta

Investigating Cryptic Diversity in the Crayfish of Coastal Georgia

Caroline E. Fowler, Georgia College and State University
Jordan Yacoub, Georgia College and State University

Major: Biology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. David Weese

Investigating the Interaction between Adenoviral Protein E4 11k and Cellular Processing Body Protein Ddx6

Courtney F. Moon, Georgia College and State University

Major: Biology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kasey Karen

Lie to me: the effects of lying on memory and confidence

Hannah B. Pollock, Georgia College and State University
Kelsey Wright, Georgia College & State University
kaitlyn soroko, Georgia College & State University
Eric Rindal, Georgia College & State University

Major: Psychology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Eric Rindal

Localization of Pat1b After Adenovirus Infection

Kaylyn ReNae Scanlon, Georgia College & State University

Major: Biology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kasey Karen

Lying and its Effects on Memory and Reaction Time

Kyle Thatcher, Georgia College & State University
Samuel Martin, Georgia College & State University
Ansley Hicks, Georgia College & State University
Hannah Pollock, Georgia College & State University
Eric Rindal, Georgia College & State University

Major: Psychology

Faculty Mentor: Eric Rindal

Mindfulness and Food Selfies: A Naturalistic Investigation of Healthy Eating

Alishea Hight, Georgia College & State University
Mariah Isbell, Georgia College & State University

Major: Psychology

Faculty Mentor: Whitney Heppner

Mobile Application Design Research to Improve Quality of Work for Taxi Drivers

Claire Crowe

Major: Art

Faculty Mentor: Abraham Abebe

Mobile Application for Animal Health: A Design Research in User Interface

Sierra White

Major: Art

Faculty Mentor: Abraham Abebe

Mobile Application for Georgia College Students: Design Research Study to Increase connection between Georgia College students and Georgia College

Elizabeth Curry Sockwell, Georgia College & State University

Major: Liberal Studies

Faculty Mentor: Abraham Abebe

Monitoring the Threat of Invasive Tilapia Species in Hawaii

Jordan Yacoub, Georgia College and State University
Caroline Fowler, Georgia College and State University

Major: Biology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. David Weese

Nation and Translation: The Question of Cultural Status

Matthew Sampson

Major: French

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Hedwig Fraunhofer

Neo-Aristotelian Criticism: An Analysis of Senator Jeff Flake’s Address to the U.S. Senate

Caroline Chester

Major: Rhetoric

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jamie Downing

Nitrate Concentration in Runoff Water from the Greenway in Milledgeville, Georgia

Christopher Holt De Mauro, GCSU

Major: Environmental Science

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Allison Rick VandeVoort

Non-Point Source Fecal Contamination linked to Deadly Pathogenic Leptospira in Puerto Rico Rivers

Zamara R. Garcia Truitt

Major: Masters in Science

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Dave Bachoon

Parental Attributions and Disciplinary Styles in Relation to Child Anxiousness

Nayomi Martinez-Ubay, Georgia College & State University
Shelby Brietmann, Georgia College & State University

Major: Psychology

Faculty Mentor: Tsu-Ming Chiang

Parental Gender Beliefs and Attitudes Involving Child’s Toy Play

Amelia Dubose, Georgia College and State University
Madeline Drives, Georgia College & State University

Faculty Mentor: Tsu-Min Chiang

Perceptions of Student Service Participation in a Liberal Arts Education

Lily Johnson

Major: Psychology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Amanda Reinke

Political Advocacy in the Ukrainian- American Diaspora

Ann Olton

Major: Political Science

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Gennady Rudkevich

Political Ideology and Media Consumption

Andrew Robinson

Major: Political Science

Faculty Mentor: Min Kim

Productivity of Varying Soil Moistures on Cherokia Millipede Mortality Rate

Amarah Y. Shakur, Georgia College and State University
Nathan Whatley, Georgia College and State University

Major: Biology

Faculty Mentor: Bruce A. Snyder

Psychological Impact of Coloring on Adults

Kathryn Davis, Georgia College & State University
Kylie Knox, Georgia College & State University

Major: Psychology

Faculty Mentor: Whitney Heppner

Rehabilitation of Surgical Repair of Bilateral Tibial Tuberosity Avulsion Fracture

Kennedy Crocker

Major: Athletic Training

Faculty Mentor: Mandy Jarriel

Relationship between salinity and algal biomass in coastal waters of Georgia

Morgan A. Rasmussen, Georgia College & State University
Julia K. Steele, Georgia College & State University

Major: Environmental Science

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Samuel Mutiti and Dr. Kalina Manoylov

Relationship between salinity and algal biomass in coastal waters of Georgia

Julia K. Steele, Georgia College and State University
Morgan Rasmussen, Georgia College and State University

Major: Environmental Science

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Samuel Mutiti, Dr. Kalina Manoylov, Dr. Christine Mutiti

Relationship Between Salinity and Macroinvertebrates Distributions on a Barrier Island in Georgia

Marissa Louise Mayfield*, Georgia College & State University, Milledgeville, GA 31061

Major: Biology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Samuel Mutiti

Roots of African American Christianity

Homer Jones

Major: Liberal Studies

Faculty Mentor: Amy Pinney Emmanuel Little Valeka J Holt

Saccharomyces cerevisiae Genetic Screen: A Tale of SEC6

Billie M. Mills, Georgia College and State University
Kaitlyn N. Burke, Georgia College and State University

Major: Biology

Faculty Mentor: Ellen France

Scientific Misinformation and Its Effects on Children

Morgan Slade

Major: Biology

Faculty Mentor: Jamie Addy

Self-Esteem Predicts Perceptions of Psychological Needs in Daily Events

Katherine R. Philmon, Georgia College & State University
Kassandra A. Roth, Georgia College & State University
Grace N. Wenger, Georgia College & State University

Major: Psychology

Faculty Mentor: Whitney L. Heppner, Ph.D.

Simon & Garfunkel's "The Sound of Silence": A Narrative Paradigm's Approach

Alexandria Starks

Major: Rhetoric

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Amy Burt amy.burt@gcsu.edu

Soil Seedbank Analysis of Wetlands found on Sapelo Island

Emily J. Glasco, Georgia College & State University

Major: Biology and Environmental Science

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Samuel Mutiti

Supercavitation Capabilities on a Submarine

Adam Vu

Major: Physics

Faculty Mentor: Hauke Busch

Surveying Furbearer Populations with Trail-Cameras at the Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge, Georgia

Patrick M. Powers 9761971

Major: Biology

Faculty Mentor: Alfred Mead

Synthesis of 1,3,5-Tris(p-phenyl acetic acid)benzene Towards the Synthesis of Semi-Elastomeric Polymers to Be Used in Regenerative Medicine

Justin Keener, Georgia College & State University

Major: Chemistry

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ronald Okoth

That's Been Done Before: Tropes and Cliché in "The Canterbury Tales"

Christian Pontalti

Major: Literature

Faculty Mentor: Craig Callender

The Development of a Pupil Controlled Prosthetic Device for Human Augmentation

Jacob A. Brewer
Robert Herring, Georgia College & State University

Major: Physics

Faculty Mentor: Hauke Busch

The Impact of Hurricane Florence on Fecal Contamination in Rivers of North Carolina

Ariana Bachoon

Major: Biology

Faculty Mentor: Sam Mutiti and Dave Bachoon

The Ingredients of Scientific Illiteracy

Marghuerite Crowell

Major: Pre- Nursing

Faculty Mentor: Jaime Addy

The Lens of Truth: A Critical Response to the Role of Rinehart in Ellison's Invisible Man

Michael Cudmore

Major: English/Literature Focus

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Bruce Gentry

The Nuwaubian Nation: The Culture of Religious Black Separatism

Dana E. Maller, Georgia College & State University
Elise O'Neal, Georgia College & State University

Major: English Literature (both authors)

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Katie Simon

The Relationship Between Child’s Toy Selection and Anger: Then and Now

Rebecca Groeneveld, Georgia College and State University
Julia Gottenberg, Georgia College & State University
Taylor Logue, Georgia College & State University
Kaylee Finlay, Georgia College & State University

Major: Psychology

Faculty Mentor: Tsu-Ming Chiang

The Relationship Between Personality and Social Media Communications

Yi-Shan Chen, Georgia College & State University
Jordyn Carter, Georgia College & State University

Major: Psychology

Faculty Mentor: Tsu-Ming Chiang

The Theory of Monochromatic Study

Bradley Galimore

Major: Masters in Arts and Teaching (Special Education)

Faculty Mentor: Dr. C. Emmanuel Little. emmanuel.little@gcsu.edu

Treating HPV E6 Oncoprotein Induced Cervical Cancer Via CRISPR/Cas9 Genome Editing

Garrett Rogers

Major: Biology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Mike Gleason

Using an Atomic Molecular Optics Laboratory for Undergraduate Research and Mentoring of Physics Students in Georgia

Matthew P. Dallas, Georgia College and State University
Jaira Dye, Georgia College and State University

Major: Mathematics and Physics

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Hauke Busch

Verification of Chromosome Numbers in Utricularia floridana, an Aquatic, Carnivorous Plant Native to the Southeastern United States

Zachary W. Izen, Georgia College and State University

Major: Biology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Gretchen Ionta

Vertebrate Fossils From a New Locality in Wilkinson County, Georgia

Colin J. Calvert
Parker D. Rhinehart

Major: Environmental Science

Faculty Mentor: Alfred J Mead

Welcome to Gendered Dada

Morgan Drawdy

Major: Fine Art Studio

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Katherine Anania

“What the Smell?!” Olfactory Enrichment in Woodland Raised Pigs

Jessica Eleazer
Anna Litchfield, Georgia College & State University
Mary Ross Murphy, Georgia College & State University
Daniana Worster, Georgia College & State University
Hannah Buggs, Georgia College & State University
Nathan Popp, Georgia College & State University
Stephanie E. Jett Dr., Georgia College & State University

Major: Psychology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Stephanie E. Jett