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2016
Friday, March 25th
9:00 AM

The Power of Orality in Multicultural American Literature

Jennifer Hightower, University of North Georgia
Rachel Glazer, University of North Georgia
Jane Clifford, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3101

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Gene Expression Alterations Following Adolescent Amphetamine and Methylphenidate Exposure in C57BI/6J Mice

Frank L. Ventura, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3203

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Gene Expression Controlling Synaptic Plasticity Following Adolescent Exposure to ADHD-Medications in a Murine Model

Margaux Usry 3078869, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3203

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Comparison of Efficacy of Alcohol Versus Non-Alcohol Based Antiseptic Mouthwashes in Growth Inhibition of Periodontal Disease and Dental Caries Causing Buccal Bacteria

Sean M. Magee, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3203

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria on Antibiotic Treated Piglets

Sarah Russell, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3203

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Dermestes maculatus as a Model for PMI Estimation

Rachel A. Perez Miss, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3203

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Investigating Dahlonega's Historic Yahoola High Trestle (9LU52, The Hand-Ditch)

Jessica A. Stehlin, University of North Georgia
Kadee L. Spears, University of North Georgia
Margaret E. Riches, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3204

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Slaves and Their Impact on Lumpkin County Economics

Christian A. Shirley, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3204

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

In the of the Tower: the Tudor Queens

Carly McCurry, Oakwood campus

Nesbitt 3204

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

The Yellow Wallpaper: A Discussion of Mental Healthcare, Feminism, and Gender Roles Under the Guise of the Supernatural

Amber A. Nelms, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3218

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Lost Patriarchs: The Destruction of Traditional Masculinity in Modern Society Portrayed in Tender is the Night, The Sound and the Fury, and The Sun Also Rises

Hannah E. Quinton, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3218

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

The Lesbian Continuum and Trauma as Expressed by Toni Morrison’s Sula

Krista Lewis, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3218

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

10:15 AM

Analyzing the Generative Mechanisms that Provoked the Disney Animators’ Strike of 1941 and the Subsequent Formation of the UPA

Melissa M. Simpson, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3101

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Portrait of a Composer for the 21st Century

Paul Wolak, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3101

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Shadows, Day and Night

Daniel R. Gordon, University of North Georgia - Gainesville Campus

Nesbitt 3101

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Grammar, Technology, and a Bit of Evolution

Victoria M. Payne

Nesbitt 3203

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Rhetoric and Human Liberty: A Historical Look at the Connections between Freedom of Speech, Democracy, Human Rights and the Negatives of Political Correctness.

scott w. biddulph, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3203

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Corporate Empathy in 140 Characters or Less

Ariana N. Hanshaw, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3203

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

End of Humanity

Jenna P. Davidson, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3204

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Artificial Consciousness: What is it?

Jennifer S. Dickerson, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3204

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

The Ethics Surrounding Artificial Consciousness in Humanoid Robots

Kristian H. Knowles, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3204

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Applications of Conscious Humanoid Robots

Kenneth M. Malaney, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3204

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Frederick Douglass: 'Transcending Slavery'

emmy dixon, University of North Georgia at Gainesville

Nesbitt 3217

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Oppressive Heroes and Submissive Victims: How Oppression is Perpetuated in Nora Okja Keller’s Comfort Woman and Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale

Alexandra Aurand, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3217

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Native American Rhetoric: How and Why Is It Important?

Laura Price, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3217

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

“Excuse Me... Who Are You?”: Strain Theory and Storytelling in Perfect Blue and Black Swan

Aaron L. Hubbard, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3217

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

“I Do Feel Such a Bitch” Lady Brett Ashley’s Trauma and Androgyny in Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises

Brittany Barron, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3218

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Gender attitudes and gendered behavior: An examination of the factors that predict endorsement of traditional gender roles

Kaitlyn McLaughlin, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3218

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Silly Putty Gender: An analysis of Gender Formation in the American Binary System and Its Impact on the Collective

Juliet Awry Findley III, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3218

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

Guitar Strings and Broken Jukeboxes: Applying Feminist Criticism to Classic Country

Ethan Jordan, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3218

10:15 AM - 11:30 AM

11:30 AM

1. Intertwining Aesthetic Design and Functionality

Thomas D. Franklin, University of North Georgia

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

2. Video Gaming as an Escape

Christian D. Kreitz, University of North Georgia

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

3. Beyond the Nursery Walls

Alexis Ingram, University of North Georgia

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

4. Zinc accumulation in the midbrain following methamphetamine exposure as a potential biomarker for neurodegeneration

Alyssa G. Thompson, University of North Georgia

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

5. Understanding the hurdles that college students face when reading primary literature

Kristen Howard, University of North Georgia

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

6. Implementing Additional Negotiation Techniques for ELL Conferencing

Castiel Dixon, University of North Georgia

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

7. Measurement of Stream Health Based on Invertebrate Populations in Balus Creek

Holly M. Mize, University of North Georgia - Gainesville
Abby English, University of North Georgia
Mateja Landgraf, University of North Georgia
Savannah Lupes, University of North Georgia

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

8. The P300 Components in a Three-Stimuli Auditory Oddball Paradigm

Lynn Cameron, University of North Georgia
Philip Brust, University of North Georgia

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

10. Whisper – An Effective Use of Anonymous Persuasion?

Rachel A. Grunkemeyer, University of North Georgia

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

11. Searching For Neverland

Megan B. Ray, University of North Georgia

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

12. Abundance and Sex Ratios of Parrotfish among Various Reef Sites of Calabash Caye, Belize

Donna K. McCullough, UNG
Kimberly T. Wright, UNG
Ellen C. Tomlin, UNG

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

13. Home Range and Habitat Use of Eastern Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina) in the North Georgia Piedmont

Krista M. Valetutto, University of North Georgia
Bianca Gedeon, University of North Georgia

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

14. Effect Of Wound Depth On Decomposition Rate And Species Composition Of Carrion-feeding Diptera

Holly L. Munro

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

15. Reducing the cost of Salmonella and E. coli diagnostics in Georgia's Poultry

Heather Korey, university of north georgia

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

16. The Role of Hunger on Mate Selection

Cristina M. Escochea, University of North Georgia

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

17. THE EFFECT OF HEAT ON DIFFERENT LIFE HISTORY STAGES OF THE ENDOPARASITIC WASP COPIDOSOMA FLORIDANUM

Andrew A. Shirley, University of North Georgia

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

18. Feeding Selectivity of Tetrahymena pyriformis with the Use of Charged Latex Beads

Rachel A. Perez Miss, University of North Georgia

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

19. The Odds of Outliers are Ever In My Favor/ The Limitations of Foucault’s Panopticon as Seen in The Hunger Games

Caitlin L. Sanford, University of North Georgia
Audra D. Hall, University of North Georgia

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

20. Native American Rhetoric and Misinterpretations

Haley L. Potter 7737047, Haley Potter

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

21. The effects of the carotenoid β-carotene on the immune response of Trichoplusia ni

Kameron Clark, Kaclar7988

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

22. Deep Learning and Neural Networks used for Chinese Handwritten Optical Character Recognition

Ryan McCaughey, University of North Georgia

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

23. The Effect of Nutrient Pollution on Aquatic Life

Jancy O. Burge, University of North Georgia
Fatimatou Z. Ndiaye, University of North Georgia
Leslie O. Fruche, University of North Georgia

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

24. NON-PREFERENCE OF THE CATALPA SPHINX, CERATOMIA CATALPAE (LEPIDOPTERA: SPHINGIDAE) TO INVERTEBRATE PREDATORS

Stephanie Brandys, UNG
Leah Orange, UNG
Diana Porras, UNG
Evan Lampert, UNG

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

26. GERANYLGERANYL TRANSFERASE AND PAX1-LIKE INTERACTING PROTEIN IN THE SOCIAL, PARASITIC INSECT COPIDOSOMA FLORIDANUM (HYMENOPTERA)

Sonia Alcantar, University of North Georgia
Joshua Shirley, University of North Georgia

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

27. DETECTION OF CHYTRIDIOMYCOSIS FROM FIELD SAMPLES IN NORTH GEORGIA AMPHIBIAN POPULATIONS

Kelly J. Becker, University of North Georgia
Julianne M. Pugh, University of North Georgia
Joshua B. Fuller, University of North Georgia

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

28. Effects of Dietary Carotenoids on Carotenoid Sequestration by Trichoplusia ni

Kieu Oanh T. Nguyen

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

29. Mind Controlled Drones: Training EEG Signals to Control Drone Flights

Jeanette M. Freeman, University of North Georgia
Steven Dodd, University of North Georgia

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

30. Determination of the Chemical Profile of Methanol Extracts of the Yellow – Striped Oakworm

Reema Patel, UNG
Justin Ellenburg, UNG

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

31. A Method Development Column Chromatographic Separation of Methanol Extracts from Yellow – Striped Oakworm

Rebekah Poosey, UNG
Jessica L. Howell, UNG
Mikaela Melnychuk, UNG

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

32. Effects of catalpa sphinx herbivory on defensive chemistry of catalpa trees

Ansley E. Curry, University of North Georgia
Wesley A. Turner, University of North Georgia

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

33. Measurement of Percent Utilization of Hops for Brewing Quality Control Methods

Ashley Marie Butler, ambutl0314@ung.edu
Nate Sperlunto, UNG-dahlonega
Royce Dansby-Sparks, UNG-dahlonega

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

34. Effects of Adolescent Exposure to Methylphenidate and Amphetamine on Conditioned Place Preference in Adulthood

Vy Tran, University of North Georgia

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

35. Education Back at the Crossroads: Intersectionality as a Framework for Strengthening Teacher Education

Kim B. Griffin, University of North Georgia

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

36. TESTING ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE IN THE BIOFILMS OF A HEAVILY IMPACTED STREAM IN NORTH GEORGIA

Mark A. Molinaro, Student
Tuyetnhu Pham, University of North Georgia

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

37. DEVELOMENT OF CALIBRATION STANDARDS FOR USE IN DETERMINATION OF LEAD IN SOILS BY X-RAY FLUORESCENCE

Corina Lupse, University of North Georgia
Jerry Allison, University of North Georgia
Paula Nolibos, University of North Georgia

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

45. Stress, Anxiety, and Resident Assistants

Hannah M. Dycus, University of North Georgia
Allison K. Mcmahan, University of North Georgia

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

9. Understanding the P300 and Its Components in a Three-Stimulus Visual Oddball Task

Philip d. Brust, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3110

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

25. Field Surveys for the Detection of Chytridiomycosis in North Georgia Amphibian Populations

Spencer L. Cruz
Tony Jason Nations, University of North Georgia
Stephanie Frizzell, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3110

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

38. NERT Temperature-Gain Calibration

Taylor Thompson, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3110

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

40. Branding Cues and Millennial Consumer Behavior

Cori A. Hosch Ms., University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3110

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

41. Gesture Analysis For Yoga Alignment

Nataly Gonzalez, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3110

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

42. Male and Female Differences Regarding Buffers to STEM Fields

Rachael A. Bryant, University of North Georgia
Jennifer Hightower, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3110

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

43. Assessment and Improvement of Microbial Quality of Fresh Produce

Grace Juliet Cooper, University of North Georgia
Savanna Kaitlyn McKinney, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3110

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

44. Creative Symbolism in David Mazzuchelli’s Asterios Polyp

Alexander G. Young, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3110

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

39. NERT Intro-Astronomy Lab and Solar Radio Flux Monitoring Project

Damien Parsons, University of North Georgia
Josh King, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3110

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

46. Durango, Mexico

Nataly Morales Villa Ms., University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3110

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

47. Are Introverts Smarter Than Extroverts?

Natasha Trotsiouk, University of North Georgia
Jay Klein, University of North Georgia
Emma Aleksandruk, University of North Georgia
Derek Dodd, University of North Georgia
Kelly Kilman, University of North Georgia
Macy Davidson, University of North Georgia
Mark Stokes, University of North Georgia
Kelly Cate, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3110

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

48. Pollinator Dependency

Emma A. Rogers, University of North Georgia
Johna Morgan, University of North Georgia
Hope Mize, University of North Georgia
Mahnoor Kamran, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3110

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

49. Effects of food deprivation on parasitism in the wasp, Copidosoma floridanum (Hymenoptera)

Macey E. Cooper, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3110

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

51. Quorum Sensing Inhibition by a Novel Pyrrolobenzodiazepine Analog

Erin N. Shay, University of North Georgia
Jairius S. Mayweather, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3110

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

1:30 PM

Human Cloning for Personal Gain

Tawny Tuccitto, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3101

1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

The Ethical Ramifications of Human Cloning

Daniella R. Hernandez, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3101

1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Defining the Identity of a Human Clone

Maddux A. Clancy, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3101

1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

The Implications of Human Cloning

Savannah Myers, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3101

1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Aspects of Hispanic Culture and Identity in Quebec City

Ross Ellison, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3203

1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Aladdin and Orientalism

Anita Renfroe, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3203

1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

How African American Slaves Created a Culture that Defied Their Oppressors

Lindsey R. Smith, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3203

1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Quantification of Multidrug Resistant Microorganisms in Treated Sewage Water

Reema Patel, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3204

1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae in Flat Creek Water Reclamation Center.

Sarah Owczarek, University of North Georgia
Lindsay McCuen, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3204

1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

An Investigation of Fluorescence in the Aquatic World

Rayanna Seid, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3204

1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

West and Woolf’s Women Left Behind: Comparison and Analysis of Post-War Trauma, Psychology, and Socioeconomics

Jane E. Clifford, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3217

1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

“Terrorism and the Mandate System: The Long-Term Effects of World War I”

Emily R. Shepard, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3217

1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Coping with PTSD Then and Now

Olivia Ferrara, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3217

1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

The Perseverance of Humanity in World War I

Matthew W. Johnston, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3217

1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

A Glimpse at Interdisciplinary Studies

Caroline A. Brown, University of North Georgia
Erin Hagebusch, University of North Georgia
Cindy Bell-Hulsey, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3218

1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

“The Yellow Wallpaper:” A Look into Early and Misused Physical Therapy

Fletcher L. Estock

Nesbitt 3218

1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

2:45 PM

Moral Injury

Meredith A. Russell, University of North Georgia
Natasha Trotsiouk, University of North Georgia
Alexis West, University of North Georgia
Alex Bowen, University of North Georgia
Natasha Trotsiouk, University of North Georgia
Emma Aleksandruk, University of North Georgia

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM

Discerning the Attraction of Jane Austen’s Literary Heroes

Rachael A. Bryant, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3101

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM

To the Trees: Sex and Escape in Welty's The Golden Apples

Michelle Gilstrap, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3101

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM

1997 A Space Odyssey – Presenting Results of a Literary Cartography Class

Jan Willing, UNG

Nesbitt 3101

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM

Lack of Progress in Treatment of Migrant Workers from The Grapes of Wrath to The Devil's Highway

Tara Heimberger, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3101

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM

Sino-Cyber Espionage: An Introduction to the Exploits of Units 61398 and 61486 in the People’s Liberation Army of China

James A. King Mr., University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3203

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM

Input and Output Optimization in Linux for Appropriate Resource Allocation and Management

James A. King Mr., University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3203

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM

Quant methods for kids: AI math teacher (AIMteacher)

S SIMON SINGH, UNG Dahlonega

Nesbitt 3203

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM

Assessment of Windows 7 Operating System security against Keyloggers

Ekemini Ubom, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3203

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM

The Process Model and the Stagnation of New Public Policy: An Analysis of the Terri Schiavo Case

Matt Caudell, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3204

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM

Police Corruption: Dishonoring the Badge

Rebecca Tibbs, University of North Georgia
Austin O'Neill, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3204

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM

The Effects of False Confessions on the Criminal Justice System

Austin M. O'Neill, University of North Georgia
Rebecca Tibbs, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3204

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM

An Artist's (Abbreviated) Guide to Intellectual Property in a Technological Environment

Morgan Hunter Mathis, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3204

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM

Filtering Out Pesky Air Pollutant with X-Ray Fluorescence

Amanda Kennell

Nesbitt 3217

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM

Crack Growth Rate for Ideal and Non-Ideal Sink for Hydrogen Diffusion Model

Andrew Madsen

Nesbitt 3218

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM

Relief Package

Vinh P. Bui, University of North Georgia
Dana Deering, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3218

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM

A minimal completion of double substochastic matrices

Timmothy Ryan Parmer, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3218

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM

Range of a Projectile with Air Resistance

Victor D. Raykov Mr, University of North Georgia
Pedro P. Lozada, University fo North Georgia

Nesbitt 3218

2:45 PM - 4:00 PM