Randolph’s Summer Research Program will conclude Friday with special presentations from participants about their findings from eight weeks’ worth of lab work, environmental research, and cultural and sociological studies.
The presentations—which run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a lunch break from noon to 12:30 p.m.—will be streamed on Zoom for those who want to attend virtually (the password to enter is Currier).
Participating students, professors, and their 2021 projects, listed in the order they will present, include:
Kim Steele ’22 and Danielle Currier, professor of sociology: Generational Differences in Descriptions and Interpretations of Sexual Violence Experiences
Noah Carney ’22, Gillian Golda ’22, and Michael Penn, professor of mathematics: Permutation Orbifolds of Heisenberg Vertex Operator Algebras
Isabel Stephens ’23 and Justina Licata, professor of American culture: A Study of the Continued Fight for Reproductive Justice: A Podcast
Mikayla Jenkins ’23, Kylee Bennett ’24, and Katrin Schenk, professor of physics: Building a better mouse-net: Constructing a massive, labeled mouse vocalization data set and using it to train a deep, convolutional neural network for automatic mouse vocalization detection
Ariadne Pojedinec ’22 and ATM Sayfuddin, professor of business and economics: The Role of Brand Affiliation in Business Performance: An Investigation into the Hotel Industry
Aleighson Robertson ’24, Abby Whitlock ’23, and Sarah Sojka, professor of physics and environmental studies: Small but mighty: Characterizing benthic microalgal diversity in restored seagrass beds and adjacent bare sediments
Analise Presley ’22, Daisy Ayala-Gomez ’22, and Ann Fabirkiewicz, the Charles A. Dana Professor of Chemistry and Natural Sciences: Antioxidant Properties of Nutrient Dense Berries and Cocoa Products
Shae Starks ’22 and Karin Warren, Herzog Family Professor of Environmental Studies: Heat mapping to identify priorities for community-based energy strategies to address climate vulnerability
Gabe Quintero ’23, Brooklyn Ford ’22, and Karin Warren, Herzog Family Professor of Environmental Studies: Old-growth forest assessment and invasive species management with the 500-Year Forest Foundation
William Olichney ’24, Megan Westerman ’23, and Selda Altan, professor of history: America’s Wars in Asia and U.S. Public Opinion, 1950-1975
Josh Bulavko ’22 and Tomi-Lauren McGinness ’23, and Gerry Sherayko, professor of history: Assessing Virginia’s Monument LandscapeTags: student faculty research, summer research, summer research 2021