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2018
Friday, March 23rd
9:00 AM

A Comparison of Computer Based Testing and Paper and Pencil Testing

Tara McClelland

Nesbitt 3100

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

An Examination of the Motivation Factors of Participation In Extracurricular Activities and Their Effect on Academic Achievement and the Intention to Pursue Post-Secondary Education.

Jason Hanline

Nesbitt 3100

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Densely Connected Convolutional Neural Networks for Natural Language Procoessing

Yannik M. Glaser, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3203

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Effects of Repeated Reading and Rhyming Poetry on Reading Fluency

Elisvet Zavala

Nesbitt 3100

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

EXPRESSION LEVELS OF VASA, PAX-1 LIKE INTERACTING, AND GERANYL-GERANYL TRANSFERASE ACROSS DEVELOPMENTAL STAGES OF THE WASP Copidosoma floridanum

Rafael Hernandez

Nesbitt 4101

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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

Lindsay McCuen

Nesbitt 4101

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Flexible Seating

Jenny Disharoon

Nesbitt 3100

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Improving content knowledge in social studies for upper elementary students

Caity Dalton

Nesbitt 3100

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

In the Wake of Death: Socioeconomic Effects of the Black Death in Medieval England

Meghan Garity, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3102

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Numerical Computations of Generalized Korteweg-de Vries (KdV) equations

Andrew Madsen
Scott Sims, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3203

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Separate—But Not Equal: Lab Growth of Phycomyces blakesleeanus

Anton Mejias

Nesbitt 4101

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

"The Tell-Tale Heart": A Reflection of the Insanity Defense

Amber Beauchamp

Nesbitt 3102

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

They're Already Here: How Horror Movies Express Cultural Anxiety

Caroline Wright

Nesbitt 3102

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

UNG Tree Inventory Mapping Using a Mobile GIS App and Volunteer Field Crews

Jessica A. Stehlin

Nesbitt 3203

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

10:00 AM

A Glimpse into the Mind of a Sociopathic, Narcissistic Pedophile: A Syntactic Analysis of Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita

Madison Hill

Nesbitt 3203

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Affirmative Action in Higher Education: Where do we go?

Meredith G. Shea Ms, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 4101

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Characteristics of Male and Female Prisoners in Modern Day

Haley Parham

Nesbitt 4101

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Do Astronomical Seasons Influence Crime Rates?

Brittaney Dyer

Nesbitt 4101

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Exploring Individual Differences in the Curiosity of Black Bears

Cayman Smith, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3102

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

House or Home: Comparing Reasons for Living Tiny

Chelsey Willoughby, University of North Georgia
Codey Collins, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3102

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Integrating 3D Printing Technology into Arts, Science, and Engineering Subjects

Laura West, University of North Georgia
Forrest Ables, University of North Georgia
JB Sharma, University of North Georgia
Redahegn Sileshi, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3100

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Investigating the Effects of Two Supplemental Math Programs

Kayleigh Thompson

Nesbitt 3100

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Linguistic Terrorism in Borderlands, Comfort Woman, and The Handmaid's Tale

Micaela Bernius

Nesbitt 3203

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Linguistic “Contact Zones” in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s "Americanah" and Judith Ortiz Cofer’s "The Latin Deli"

Bailey Underwood, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3203

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Schema-Based Instruction for Mathematics Word Problems

Scarlet Hughes

Nesbitt 3100

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Sowing with Eager Expectation: A Content Analysis of The Prosperity Gospel

Roger Long, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 4101

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Stronger Together: Tiny-housers’ Views of Community

Devin Hing, University of North Georgia
Dace Lewis, University of North Georgia
Codey J. Collins, University of North Georgia
Tony Zschau, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3102

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Students Implement Independent Math Fluency Interventions

Maria Rodriguez

Nesbitt 3100

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The U.S. Economic Paradox after the 2008 Financial Crisis: Expansion of Money without Inflation

Jay Nguyen Pham, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3102

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

11:00 AM

1. The Unlimbited Arm

Erika B. Bowen, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3110

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

10. Unlocking Ancient Carnivore Ecology with Contemporary Feeding Experiments

Todd Bennett, University of North Georgia
Kayla Allen, University of North Georgia
Charles Bish, University of North Georgia
Sharon Blackwell, University of North Georgia
Cory Duckworth, University of North Georgia
Kaitlin Pepper, University of North Georgia
Madison Ussery, University of North Georgia
Jasmine Williamson, University of North Georgia
Jessica Patterson, University of North Georgia
David Patterson, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3110

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

11. Why Live Tiny? A New Multi-dimensional Model

Severin Mangold, University of North Georgia
Chelsey Willoughby, University of North Georgia
Devin Hing, University of North Georgia
Codey Collins, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3110

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

12. Collaboration between Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants

Rachel Korynoski

Nesbitt 3110

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

13. Isolation of Antimicrobial Compounds from Trischosporon spp

Caleb Anderson, University of North Georgia
Connor Legler, University of North Georgia
Dobroslawa Bialonska, University of North Georgia
Paul J. Johnson, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3110

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

14. Irregularities In Young Stellar Models: Are Starspots To Blame?

Jessica Hamilton

Nesbitt 3110

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

15. The Georgia Film Tax Credit and Small Communities

Rebecca Blythe

Nesbitt 3110

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

16. Detecting loss of control under cognitive load

Julie-Anna Homeyer, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3110

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

17. Audit Effectiveness Prior to Bankruptcy

Cameron Barker

Nesbitt 3110

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

18. A preliminary stable isotopic investigation of newly discovered fossils from coastal Georgia as a framework for future paleoecosystem investigations

Sharon R. Blackwell, University of North Georgia
Alfred J. Mead Ph.D., Georgia College and State University
Jessica R. Patterson MS, University of North Georgia
David B. Patterson Ph.D., University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3110

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

19. COMPARING THE GEORGIA ENDEMIC CALYCANTHUS BROCKIANA (CALYCANTHACEAE) AND CALYCANTHUS FLORIDUS L. (CALYCANTHACEAE) USING ITS AND MATK

Katie N. Horton, University of North Georgia
Samantha Shea, University of North Georgia
Abby English, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3110

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

2. A Survey on the Cybersecurity of K-12 Schools

Ethan Hills

Nesbitt 3110

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

20. Spider Preference of Prey Reared on Diets Rich in Iridoid Glycosides vs Pyrrolizidine Alkaloids

Sheila Sanchez-Rivas
Diana Leyva-Tehandon

Nesbitt 3110

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

21. Self-reference Effect on Metacognition

Lindsey Wright, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3110

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

22. How the Quiz Show Scandals of the 1950s Transformed American Television

Catherine Mazurkiewicz, UNG

Nesbitt 3110

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

23. Comparing Workplace Sitcoms of the 2000s: Parks and Recreation vs. The Office

Cody Rogers, UNG

Nesbitt 3110

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

24. An active and creative approach to learning: tangible/alternative projects encourage student success

Jennifer Harris, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3110

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

25. The Effect of Binaural Beats on Long-Term Memory and Brain Entrainment

Lynn Cameron, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3110

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

26. Effects of Iridoid Glycosides and Pyrrolizidine Alkaloids on Eating habits of Chrysodeixis Includens

Andrew Wall

Nesbitt 3110

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

27. Mechanism of the enzymatic synthesis of furan-containing compound

Caroline A. Brown, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3110

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

28. The Satire of "The Office"

Jacob Cantrell, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3110

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

29. Evolutionary Significance of Endocannabinoid Receptor Polymorphisms

Carlos Santiago
Benjamin Hankinson

Nesbitt 3110

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

3. How Organizational Psychologists can Develop Technical Skills in the Elderly Workforce

Ivan Alan Campbell, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3110

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

30. Effects of adolescent prescription stimulants and stress on adult addiction susceptibility

Savannah Moore, University of North Georgia
Megan Elisabeth Andres, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3110

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

31. Choice, responsibility, and the perception of time

Robert Heflin, University of North Georgia (Dahlonega)
John Dewey, University of North Georgia (Dahlonega)

Nesbitt 3110

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

32. Extended-Spectrum Beta-Lactamase Producing Enterobacteriaceae in North Georgia Water

Nou Moua, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3110

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

33. A Religious Analysis of the Environment on a Feminist Perspective.

Maria Julia Bortolucci

Nesbitt 3110

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

34. Solar eclipse has no discernible effect on bat activity

Sara Robertson
Micheal J. Bender, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3110

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

35. Just to Have a Laugh or Sing a Song: Carol Burnett as a Feminist Ground-Breaker

Jordon Tullis, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3110

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

36. Eclipsing Binaries

Ariel Owens
Khian Skidmore

Nesbitt 3110

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

37. The Core of Jupiter

Mark Jeremiah

Nesbitt 3110

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

38. Do Spirobranchus giganteus Prefer Coral Hosts that Provide Camouflage from Predators?

Madeleine Wagner
Katelyn Yeakley

Nesbitt 3110

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

39. Connecting Electronics to the Internet of Things

Michael Keeton

Nesbitt 3110

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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

Amber Rittgers, University of North Georgia
Jessica A. Martin, University of North Georgia
Samantha Shea, University of North Georgia
Taylor daniels, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3110

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

40. Ornamental Plant Found Spreading Aggressively: Potential Invasiveness of Dryopteris erythrosora in North America

Hannah Umstead

Nesbitt 3110

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

41. Gesture Analysis of Yoga Poses for Exergame Using Machine Intelligence

Hannah Crumley
Ryan Martucci, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3110

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

42. Isolation and Characterization of Antibiotic Producing Yeast From Soil

Amelia N. Austin, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3110

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

43. Voice Hacking Extended: Using Inaudible Voice Commands to Exploit Mobile Devices

Andre V. Gonzales, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3110

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

5. The influence of localized ecological variables on southern Appalachian salamander populations

Jasmine Williamson
Todd Bennett, University of North Georgia
Kayla Allen, University of North Georgia
Cory Duckworth, University of North Georgia
Katelyn Shook, University of North Georgia
David Patterson Ph.D, University of North Georgia
Jessica Patterson, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3110

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

6. Ecosystem evolution and heterogeneity in East Turkana, northern Kenya during Early Pleistocene as indicated by stable carbon and oxygen isotope data from mammalian enamel

Kayla Allen, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3110

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

7. Electron Bifurcation in the Ecosystem and its Role in the Degradation of Cellulose

Madison Prchal, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3110

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

8. An analysis of the volumetric growth rate of southern Assateague Island, Virginia from 1852 to 2017

Kenneth Taylor, University of North Georgia
Anthony K. Sonsteng, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3110

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

9. Preliminary investigation of aquatic vertebrate diversity and anthropogenic impacts at Hurricane Creek, Lumpkin County, Georgia.

Cory Duckworth, University of North Georgia
Kayla Allen, University of North Georgia
Todd Bennett, University of North Georgia
Isabella Michel, University of North Georgia
Kaitlin Pepper, University of North Georgia
Katelyn Shook, University of North Georgia
Jasmine Williamson, University of North Georgia
David Patterson, University of North Georgia
Jessica Patterson, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3110

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

12:00 PM

Old Dog, New Tricks for Alto Saxophone and Fixed Media

Jacob Evans, University of North Georgia
Leon Flowers, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3110

12:00 PM - 12:15 PM

1:00 PM

A Latina Defining Race and Racism

Selene A. Godina

Nesbitt 3203

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

An Analysis of the Habitability of Planets Around Schwartzfield-Type Black Holes

James Mifflin

Nesbitt 3204

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Analytical and numerical solutions to heat equations

Melissa C. Hernandez Guzman, University of North Georgia
Allison N. Sawyer, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3204

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Decoding the Evolution of Young Stars: A Look at Magnetic Fields

Maxwell Roberts

Nesbitt 3204

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Defensive Techniques for the Modern Soldier: Shedding One’s Soul to Save it

Blake Wiley

Nesbitt 3213

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Effects of Iridoid Glycosides and Pyrrolizidine Alkaloids on Eating habits of Chrysodeixis Includens

Andrew Wall, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3201

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Holistic Penetration Testing and its Potency

Bradford Regeski

Nesbitt 3204

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Janet Mock: Overcoming the Experience as the "Other"

Victoria P. Nash, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3203

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The Effects of Iridoid Glycoside Plants on Manduca sexta

Julia Kim, University of North Georgia
Sarah Tatum, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3201

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The Effects of Pyrrolizidine Alkaloids on Trichoplusia ni Fecundity

Matthew Outwater

Nesbitt 3201

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The Evolution of the Hero: An Evaluation of Tolkien's and King's Portrayal of a Hero

Jay Lee

Nesbitt 3213

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The Proletariat aboard "The Open Boat"

William Adam Hollis IV, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3213

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Trans Setters: Parallels and Variations within the Trans Community

McKenna Fendley

Nesbitt 3203

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

2:00 PM

Analysis of Bacteria Found in Ball Pits Located in Clinical Settings

Marissa L. Fidler, University of North Georgia
Lindsay D. Wade, University of North Georgia
Kimberly Wright, University of North Georgia
Paul J. Johnson, University of North Georgia
Mary Ellen Oesterle, UNG
Dobrusia Bialonska, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3201

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Bilingualism in Advertisements

Reem Mohamed Ahmed, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3213

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Consequences of stigmatizing language on individuals with substance use disorders

Erica L. Darragh, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3203

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Food security on a warming planet: a case study with Tenebrio molitor

Kerstin Thule, UNG
Alex Olvido

Nesbitt 3201

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Gendered Language: Women's Linguistics in the Workplace

Victoria P. Nash, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3213

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Hope for a Brighter Future: How understanding a curse can prevent the vicious cycle of rape culture

Emily Symmes

Nesbitt 3204

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

How to Get Published: A Q&A on Next Steps

Bryan Dawson, University of North Georgia
Susann Doyle-Portillo, University of North Georgia
Gloria Bennett, University of North Georgia
Allison Galloup, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3217

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Modern Slavery: A Rational Approach to Reducing Human Trafficking in the United States

Sarah Lowman

Nesbitt 3203

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Okay, Ladies, Now Let’s Get in Formation: Intersectional Feminism in Beyoncé’s Lemonade

Rachel Parker, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3204

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

ON THE PHYLOGEOGRAPHY OF THE SOUTHEASTERN SPECIES OF THE GENUS DALEA L. (FABACEAE) USING A PHYLOGENETIC APPROACH.

Joshua B. Fuller, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3201

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

PLANT AND ANIMAL INTERACTIONS IN THE “BOTANICAL LOST WORLD” OF THE BIBB COUNTY GLADES.

Joshua B. Fuller, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3201

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Advantages of Being Homeless in Post-Apocalyptic America

Jake A. Peavy, University of North Georgia

Nesbitt 3204

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Incrementalism Model of Public Policy Making

Matt Caudell

Nesbitt 3203

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Presence of Syllables in American Sign Language

Haley Gilreath

Nesbitt 3213

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Though Tongues Were Out Of Use: The Body Language of the Guilty

Amanda Gardner

Nesbitt 3213

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM