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Randolph students present research in MARCUS conference

A group of Randolph students recently shared their research at a regional research conference.

2014-10-11 11.58.02The Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference of Undergraduate Scholarship (MARCUS) on October 11 included presentations on research by 17 Randolph students. Eleven gave oral presentations on their research, while six others displayed posters.

Most of the presenters participated in the Summer Research Program this year.

The students and projects included:

Diep “Penny” Trieu ’15: Randolph College Department of Psychology
“Social Networking Sites’ Usage and Levels of Narcissism”
Faculty Sponsor: Beth Schwartz

Huong “Hailey” Nguyen ’15: Randolph College Department of Environmental Studies
“ A Movement Towards Fiscally, Socially, and Environmentally Sustainable Food on Campus”
Faculty & Staff Sponsors: Karin Warren, Ludovic Lemaitre ’11

Zhe Zhang ’15: Randolph College Departments of Chemistry and Mathematics
“An Investigation of the Use of Ruthenium Complexes to Increase Efficiency of Photocatalytic Water Purification”
Faculty Sponsor: Bill Bare

Christopher Hollingsworth ’15 and Dang Phung ’15: Randolph College Department of Environmental Science
“Evaluating the Water Quality in Residential Rainwater Harvesting Systems”
Faculty Sponsor: Sara Sojka

Pujan Shrestha ’15 and Tu Nguyen ’15: Randolph college Department of Mathematics
“Competitive Cellular Semi Automation”
Faculty Sponsor: Marc Ordower

Shaun Chopp ’15, Hartzel Gillespie ’15, and Thao Nguyen ’17: Randolph College Departments of Biology Education and Physics
“Science and Math Links: Research-Based Teaching Institute”
Faculty Sponsors: Peter Sheldon, Amanda Rumore, Peggy Schimmoeller

Abigail Smith ’15: Randolph College Department of Sociology
“The Factors that Encourage and Motivate Students at Randolph College to Participate in Volunteerism”
Faculty Sponsor: Danielle Currier

Brianne Conrad ’15 and Ryan Mahon ’15: Randolph College Department of Environmental Studies
“The Effect of Biofilm on Sediment Erosion in Coastal Lagoons”
Faculty Sponsor: Sarah Sojka

Auzeen Abbassi ’15 and Dara Niketic ’15: Randolph College Department of Biology
“Improperly Prepared Slow Sand Filters Can Harbor Waterborne Pathogens”
Faculty Sponsor: Adam Houlihan

Ngoc “Kelly” Pham ’15 and Katherine E. Riedel ’15: Randolph College Department of Biology
“Sequence Analysis of Mitochondrial DNA from Human Tooth Samples in the Randolph College Natural History Collection”
Faculty Sponsor: Adam Houlihan

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