Colonial Academic Alliance
2011 Undergraduate Research Conference
Hostra University, April 8-10
Eleven student researchers from Old Dominion University showcased their research at the CAA Undergraduate Research Conference at Hostra University in Hempstead, New York.
Caption: CAA undergraduate research presenters at Hofstra University. Back: Kevin Mitchell (Physics), Dr. Ivan Ash (Director of Undergraduate Research ODU), John Guthrie (Physics), Matt Pearson (Psychology Ph.D. program), Benjamin Kite (Psychology). Front: Emily Muscheck (Psychology), Allison Joiner (Biomedical Engineering), Sheel Patel (Biology), Amanda Bieber (Biology), Samantha Karam (Art History), Liz Young (Political Science and Geography), Jessica Bodkins (Psychology).
Caption: Amanda Sokolsky and Allison Joiner presented their research on the effectiveness of ultra-short electrical pulses for heart simulation. This research will contribute to advances in pacemaker design and effectiveness.
Caption: Liz Young presented her research on the relationship between educational level and civic engagement in adults.
Caption: George Leary presented his research on causes of pathogenically misfolded proteins. These type of misfolded proteins are associated with many neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.
Caption: Sheel Patel presented her research on the effects of common tranquilizing and chemotherapy drugs on embryo development in mice.