Undergraduate Presentations

The presentations listed below include undergraduate students* either as co-authors or presenters.

Agriculture
  • Carrie Meisar, Jerome Thayer, Katherine Koudele. “An evaluation of electrical conductivity as a practical tool in mastitis detection.” Poster presented at the Joint Annual Meeting of the American Dairy Science Association and the American Association of Animal Scientists, July 8-12, 2013, Indianapolis, IN.

Behavioral Sciences
  • S. Gondra.(Herbert W. Helm Jr., Faculty Advisor). Hook-up Culture Among College Students. A poster presented at MPA’s Eighty-fifth Annual Meeting (Psi Chi Poster Session), Chicago, May, 2013.
  • K.A. Hupp & S.S. Delice. (Herbert W. Helm Jr., Faculty Advisor). The Role that Openness and Religious Attitude Plays in Critical Thinking. A poster presented at MPA’s Eighty-fifth Annual Meeting (Psi Chi Poster Session), Chicago, May, 2013.
  • C. Knutson, E. Victorin, K. Willis & K. Wilson. (Herbert W. Helm Jr., Faculty Advisor). Perceived Relationship Quality and Body Image. A poster presented at MPA’s Eighty-fifth Annual Meeting (Psi Chi Poster Session), Chicago, May, 2013.
  • Gary Hopkins and Kathryn Conopio, The Context of Family Dinners – American Society of Criminology, Chicago, Illinois, November 15-17, 2012.
  • A. Corea. (Herbert W. Helm Jr., Faculty Sponsor). Poverty: An Analysis of Attributions and Solutions. A poster presented at the 84th Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association (Psi Chi Poster Session), Chicago, IL, May 3-5, 2012.
  • D. Moskala, A. Vitug, J. Henry, K. G. D. Bailey. (2012, May 3-5). Active procrastination, time perspective, and academic self-regulation in university students. Poster presented at the Psi Chi session of the 84th Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.
  • A. Pelkey, A. Lashley & K. G. D. Bailey. (2012, May 3-5). Factors affecting ego-depletion. Poster presented at the Psi Chi session of the 84th Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.
Biology
  • J.L. Hayward, S. M. Henson, and L. C. Megna. 2013. Ovulation synchrony in gulls. 131st Stated Meeting of the American Ornithologists’ Union, Chicago, Illinois, 16 August.
  • A. Sandler, G. Atkins, M. McLarty, M. McCormick, S. Henson, and J. Hayward. 2013. Features of copulation and the copulation call in Glaucous-winged Gulls (Larus glaucescens). 131st Stated Meeting of the American Ornithologists’ Union, Chicago, Illinois, 16 August.

  • L.C. Megna, A. E. Moncrieff, J. L. Hayward, and S. M. Henson. 2013. Equal reproductive success of phenotypes in the Larus glaucescens-occidentalis complex. 131st Stated Meeting of the American Ornithologists’ Union, Chicago, Illinois, 15 August.
  • J.A. Brassington, A. E. Chacko, W. J. Jang, B. Kisser, B. H. Passey, and H. T. Goodwin. 2013. Seasonal and spatial variation in diet recorded by δ13C of incisor enamel of free-ranging thirteen-lined ground squirrels (Ictidomys tridecemlineatus). American Society of Mammalogists, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 14 June-18 June, 2013.

  • J.A. Brassington, A. Chacko, and H. T. Goodwin. 2013. Temporal variation in stable isotopes of incisor enamel from free-ranging, thirteen-lined ground squirrels (Ictidomys tridecemlineatus). Michigan Academy of Science, Arts & Letters, Hope College, Holland, Michigan. 22 March.
  • D. Burton, S. Henson, and J. Hayward. 2013. Onset of synchrony in avian ovulation cycles. Annual Meeting of Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters, Hope College, Michigan. 22 March.

  • A. Sandler, G. Atkins, M. McLarty, M. McCormick, S. Henson, and J. Hayward. 2013. Copulation call and behavior of Glaucous-winged Gulls (Larus glaucescens). Annual Meeting of the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters, Alma College, Michigan, 22 March.
  • J.L. Hayward, L. C. Megna, B. G. Payne, S. R. V. Chávez, and S. M. Henson. 2013. Temporal and environmental effects on the behavior of Flightless Cormorants. 40th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Seabird Group, Portland, Oregon, 20–24 February.

  • J.L. Hayward, L. M. Weldon, S. M. Henson, L. C. Megna, A. E. Moncrieff, and B. G. Payne. 2013. Egg cannibalism in gulls increases with sea surface temperature. 40th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Seabird Group, Portland, Oregon, 20–24 February.
  • A. Sandler, G. Atkins, M. McLarty, M. McCormick, S. Henson, and J. Hayward. 2013. Copulation call and behavior of Glaucous-winged Gulls (Larus glaucescens). 40th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Seabird Group, Portland, Oregon, 20–24 February.

  • G. Atkins, A. Sandler, M. McClarty, M. McCormick, S. Henson, and J. Hayward. 2013 Egg-laying behavior in Glaucous-winged Gulls. 40th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Seabird Group, Portland, Oregon, 20–24 February.
  • B.G. Payne, S. M. Henson, J. L. Hayward, L. C. Megna, and S. R. Velastegui Chávez. 2013. Temporal dynamics of Galápagos marine iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus) haulout. Joint Mathematics Meetings, American Mathematical Society and The Mathematical Association of America, San Diego, 10 January.

  • B. Navia, A. Groeneweg, J. Stout, G. Atkins. (2012)  Changes in the selectivity of phonotaxis and its neuronal correlates in response to prothoracic nanoinjection of modulators in female cricket Acheta domesticus. Front. Behav. Neurosci. Conference Abstract: Tenth International Congress of Neuroethology, College Park, MD, August 5-10, 2012, doi: 10.3389/conf.fnbeh.2012.27.00332.

  • S. M. Henson, J. L. Hayward, J. D. Cowles, and M. W. Chacko. 2012. Dynamics of harbor seal haulout. Annual Meeting of Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters, Alma College, Alma, Michigan, 2 March.

  • Kristin Chung, Esther Cha, Cristy Creighton and Gordon Atkins. (2012) Evaluating the Role of Prothoracic Modulators Controlling the Phonotactic Response of the Female Cricket Acheta domesticus. Presented at Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, & Letters, Annual Conference, Alma College, Alma MI, March 2, 2012.

  • Ashley Groeneweg, Andrews University; Benjamin Navia, Kettering College; Gordon Atkins. (2012) Effects of Histamine and Antihistamine on the L3 Auditory Interneuron in the Prothoracic Ganglion of the Common European House Cricket (Acheta domesticus). Presented at Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, & Letters, Annual Conference, Alma College, Alma MI, March 2, 2012.

  • Lauren Martin, Sunny Kim and Gordon Atkins. (2012) Hormonal Control of Phonotactic Selectivity in the Supraesophageal Ganglion of Female Crickets Presented at Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, & Letters, Annual Conference, Alma College, Alma MI, March 2, 2012.

  • M. McCormick, S. Henson, and J. Hayward. 2012. Gull egg mass as a function of length and width. Annual Meeting of Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters, Alma College, Alma, Michigan, 2 March.

  • L. M. Weldon, J. L. Hayward, S. M. Henson, L. C. Megna, B. G. Payne, and A. E. Moncrieff. 2012. Effects of nest location, timing, clutch size, and other factors on hatching success in Glaucous-winged Gulls. Annual Meeting of Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters, Alma College, Alma, Michigan, 2 March.

  • L. Megna, A. E. Moncrieff, J. L. Hayward, and S. M. Henson. 2012. Hybridization and reproductive success of gulls in the Larus glaucescens-occidentalis complex at an inland colony. Annual Meeting of Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters, Alma College, Alma, Michigan, 2 March.

  • B. G. Payne, J. L. Hayward, S. M. Henson, and L. C. Megna. 2012. Dynamics of Galápagos marine iguana haul-out. Annual Meeting of Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters, Alma College, Alma, Michigan, 2 March.

  • Amanda Sandler, Johnny Ahn and Gordon Atkins. (2012) Effect of Circadian Rhythms and Light Intensity on Phonotactic Selectivity of Female Crickets (Acheta domesticus). Presented at Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, & Letters, Annual Conference, Alma College, Alma MI, March 2, 2012.

  • Gordon Atkins, Tori Steely and Ioana Danci, Keith Snyder. (2012) Geographic Variation in the Calling Song of Gryllus pennsylvanicus. Presented at Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, & Letters, Annual Conference, Alma College, Alma MI, March 2, 2012.

  • Lauren Van Putten and Gordon Atkins. (2012) Intraindividual Variation in the Calling Songs of the Cricket Gryllus pennsylvanicus. Presented at Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, & Letters, Annual Conference, Alma College, Alma MI, March 2, 2012.

  • K Bullock and H. T. Goodwin (2011) Estimating body mass of ground squirrels from skeletal and dental variables with application to an extinct giant ground squirrel, Paenemarmota.  To be presented at the Michigan Academy of Science Arts and Letters.

  • J Yoon, K Lee, J Stout, G Atkins (2011). Effects of nanoinjecting three inhibitory neurotransmitters into the prothoracic ganglion on the selectivity of phonotaxis in female crickets (Acheta domesticus). To be presented at the Michigan Academy of Science Arts and Letters.
  • B Sherwin, J Stout, G Atkins (2011). The role of Cl- channel-inhibition in the brain on the phonotactic selectivity of female crickets.  To be presented at the Michigan Academy of Science Arts and Letters.

  • T Steely, E Cha, C Burden, H Hasegawa, B Navia, J Stout, G Atkins (2011). Comparing the effects of temperature on the calling song of males, the phonotaxis of females, and the L3 auditory neuron in crickets (Acheta domesticus). To be presented at the Michigan Academy of Science Arts and Letters.
  • B Navia, C Burden, C Greene, T Steely, H Hasagawa, J Stout, G Atkins (2010). Variability in the male's calling song correlates with variability in phonotactic and neuronal responses in female cricket Acheta domesticus.  Proceedings from the International Congress of Neuroethology 9:407 , Salamanca, Spain.

  • G Atkins, C Burden, S Purvis, T Steely, J Stout (2010). Unexpected variation in the calling song and phonotaxis of two field cricket species (Gryllus veletis and G. pennsylvanicus). Proceedings from the International Congress of Neuroethology 9:407 , Salamanca, Spain.
  • G Atkins, C Burden, C Greene, T Steely, J Stout (2008). Temperature coupling between the male's calling song, the female's phonotactic response, and the SP-selective responses of the L3 auditory interneuron in Acheta domesticus.  Invertebrate Sound and Vibration Meetings, Tours, France. p. 59

  • G Atkins, C Burden, C Greene, T Steely, J Stout (2008). Temperature coupling between the male’s calling song, the female’s phonotactic response, and the SP-selective responses of the L3 auditory interneuron in Acheta domesticus. Program No.796.7/UU46 Neuroscience meeting planner, Atlanta, GA. Society for Neuroscience Online.
Chemistry
  • D.W. Randall, L.K. Garibay. “Green(er) Chemistry:  Alternative to potassium dichromate in the analytical chemistry lab” ACS National Meeting, Indianapolis, IN Sept 2013.
  • D.W. Randall, L.K. Garibay. “Green(er) Chemistry:  Alternative to potassium dichromate in the analytical chemistry lab” Presenter ACS Central East Regional Meeting (CERM), Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI  May 2013.  (Green Chemistry symposium).
  • Erica Evans, Brittany Foster, Ryan T. Hayes, Hyun Kwon, James Magbanua, Desmond Murray. (2013) “Synthesis, Spectroscopic and Electrochemical Investigations Into Donor-Acceptor Metal-Sensing Stilbenes.” Annual Meeting of the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters, Alma College, Michigan, 22 March.
  • Luis K. Garibay and David W. Randall. Determination of the pKa of Lidocaine and Derivatives Using Computational Chemistry, Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, & Letters, Annual Conference, Alma College, Alma, Michigan, 22 March, 2012.

Engineering and Computer Science
  • H.J. Kwon, M. Hess, R. Polski. COMSOL simulation of transdermal toxin expulsion via adsorptive dermal patch, COMSOL Conference, Boston, MA, Oct. 7-9, 2013.
  • H.J. Kwon, R. Huyancaya. Modeling light propagation in skin for visualization of subcutaneous veins, COMSOL Conference, Boston, MA, Oct. 7-9, 2013.
  • Boon-Chai Ng and Betsy Nixon. “Incorporating MasteringEngineering® to Tutor Engineering Students Individually As well as providing the instructor with rich teaching diagnostics” 1st International Scholar Conference Proceeding, Asia-Pacific International University, Thailand, Oct 3-4 2013.
  • Boon-Chai Ng, James Magbanua and Gunnar Lovhoiden.“Evaluation of the electrical resistance and capacitance of a di-electric electro-active polymer”, The 8th Pacfic Rim International Congress on Advanced Materials and Processing, Edited by Fernand Marquis, TMS (The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society), pg. 35-43, August 4-9, 2013.
  • Luke Kang, Robert Polski, H.J. Kwon, and Desmond Murray. Synthesis and characterization of arylidene rhodanine derivatives as bi-functional linkers for metal and metal oxide nanoparticles. MASAL, March 22, 2013, Grand Rapids, MI.
  • T. Zirkle, R. Huancaya, H. J. Kwon. Development of a novel biosensor setup of combined QCM-D and FET, ASME 2012 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Houston, TX, Nov. 11-15, 2012.
  • G.S. Agoki. & C. Dias. (2012) “Use of the Simulation Approach to Determine the Completion Time and Associated Probability in Senior Design Projects in Undergraduate Engineering Programs.” ProMAC 2012, 6th International Conference on Project Management, Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A, October 3-5.
  • HJ Kwon and Sandra Prieto, DNA Hybridization Monitoring Using the QCM-D and EIS, American Institute of Chemical Engineering Society (AICHE) annual meeting,  Salt Lake City, UT, Nov. 7-10, 2010.
  • SP Prieto and HJ Kwon. Non-labeled, Real-time Detection of H1N1 DNA Hybridization Using Combined QCMD ad EIS system, Austin, TX, Oct. 6-9, 2010.
  • HJ Kwon, CK Bradfield, and BT Dodge.  Theoretical and Experimental Analysis of QCM-D Sensor for Biomolecular Monitoring.  American Institute of Chemical Engineering Society (AICHE) annual meeting,  Nashville, TN, Nov. 8-13, 2009.
  • HJ Kwon and Kara Moon, Modeling and experimental validation of biomolecular binding in the QCM-D sensor, To be presented at the annual COMSOL conference, Oct.13-15, Boston, 2011.
  • HJ Kwon, CK Bradfield, BT Dodge, and GS Agoki, Study of Fluid and Mass Adsorption Model in the QCM-D Sensor for Characterization of Biomolecular Interaction.  COMSOL conference. Boston, MA, Oct. 8-10, 2009.
Mathematics
  • Danielle Burton, Shandelle M. Henson. American Mathematical Society, Fall Southeastern Sectional meeting, special session on Mathematical Models in Biology and Physiology, "Bifurcation of synchronous ovulation cycles in colonial birds."  Louisville, KY, October 6, 2013.
  • Melissa McCormick, Shandelle Henson, and James Hayward. Gull Egg Mass as a Function of Length and Width, Michigan Academy of Science, Arts & Letters Conference, Zoology Section, Alma College, Alma, MI, March 2, 2012.
  • Libby C. Megna, Andre E. Moncrieff, James L. Hayward, and Shandelle M. Henson. Hybridization and Reproductive Success of Gulls in the Larus glaucescens-occidentalis Complex at an Inland Colony, Michigan Academy of Science, Arts & Letters Conference, Zoology Section, Alma College, Alma, MI, March 2, 2012.
  • Lynelle M. Weldon, James L. Hayward, Shandelle M. Henson, Libby C. Megna, Brianna G.Payne, and Andre E. Moncrieff. Effects of Nest Location, Timing, Clutch size, and Other Factors on Hatching Success in Glaucous-winged Gulls, Michigan Academy of Science, Arts & Letters Conference, Zoology Section, Alma College, Alma, MI, March 2, 2012.
  • Brianna G. Payne, James L. Hayward, Shandelle M. Henson, and Libby C. Megna. Dynamics of Galápagos Marine Iguana Haul-out, Michigan Academy of Science, Arts & Letters Conference, Zoology Section, Alma College, Alma, MI, March 2, 2012.
Physics
  • Christopher Greenley, Tiffany Z. Summerscales, Lee S. Finn, “Application of the Maximum Entropy Method to Hardware Injections in the LIGO Gravitational Wave Detectors”,   January AAS Meeting 2013 (#221)   NASA ADS Abstract entry: http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2013AAS...22143214G
  • C. W. Greenley, L. S. Finn, T. Z. Summerscales. “Application of the Maximum Entropy Method to Data from the LIGO Gravitational Wave Detectors”, March 31-April 3 APS Meeting 2012, E1.00023 PDF of poster at https://dcc.ligo.org/cgi-bin/DocDB/ShowDocument?docid=78154.
Religion
  • Andrew Blosser and Lael Caesar. “Justifying Brutal Deities?”, ATS Symposium, SWAU, April, 2010
  • Andrew Blosser and Lael Caesar. “The Mind Of Waco: Christianly Thinking?” Mind of Christ Conference, University of the Southern Caribbean, Trinidad & T’go, February, 2010
  • Andrew Blosser and Lael Caesar. “Evolution and the Bible’s God: 7 Queries, 7 Responses”, ATS Midwest Region meeting, Northwest SDA church, IN, Dec 05, 2009
  • Andrew Blosser and Lael Caesar. “Of Deity and Brutality: a Survey of Religions,” ETS Annual national meeting, New Orleans, Nov 18, 2009
  • Andrew Blosser and Lael Caesar. “An Evolutionary God In Scripture? Why The Bible God [FT] Makes Evolution Attractive,” GRI Conference on Teaching Origins, Colorado Springs, CO, Aug 7-10, 2009

Social Work
  • A. Baltazar, C.J. VanderWaal & K.D. Conopio. “Adventist college student perceptions of health risk behaviors.” 2nd Annual Human Subjects Research Conference, Summit on Nurture and Retention. General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Silver Spring, MD. November 18-20, 2013.
  • D.C. McBride, G. L. Hopkins, A.M. Baltazar, C. VanderWaal, K. Conopio. “Family dinners and substance use and sexual activity in a prohibitionist university population.” American Public Health Association, Boston, MA. November 2-6, 2013.
  • C.J.VanderWaal, E.H.Hernandez, & P.Ippel, A. Sandman, & D.Sedlacek (2011, April). The Role of African American Clergy in Reducing Mental Health and Substance Abuse Disparities and Increasing Treatment Linkages for Congregants.  From Disparities Research to Disparities Interventions: Lessons Learned and Opportunities for the Future of Behavioral Health Services Conference, Alexandria, VA.
  • C.J.VanderWaal, P.Ippel, B Guydon, C.A Reynolds & A. Sandman. (2011, February).  Church Chat: The Role of Pastors in Providing Church Members with Education, Support and Referrals to Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders Services.  Presented at the Michigan Community Mental Health Board Association Conference, Lansing, MI.
  • C.J.VanderWaal, E.I.Hernandez, D.Sedlacek & A. Sandman. (2010, October).  Clergy involvement in congregants’ substance abuse problems and treatment referrals.  Poster presentation at the Addiction Health Services Research Conference, Lexington, KY.
  • C.J.VanderWaal & A. Sandman. (2010).  The Grand Rapids Congregational Mental Health and Substance Abuse Survey.  Supported by the Doug and Maria DeVos Foundation.

 

Some of the students were recent gradutes or graduate students by the date of the presentation, but the research involved their work as an undergraduate.

 
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