With research ranging from face detection and recognition technology to Susquehanna River flooding impact to abdominal aortic aneurism risk factors, the fourth annual Susquehanna Valley Undergraduate Research Symposium recently showcased the work of more than 80 students from Bloomsburg, Bucknell, and Susquehanna universities along with Geisinger Health System.
The symposium, which launched in 2010 with 20 participating students to spotlight summer research work, was held at Geisinger’s Henry Hood Center for Health Research. Of the nearly 90 projects displayed and voted on, more than half were from Bloomsburg undergraduates — many of whom conducted research this summer through URSCA.
Undergraduates from all disciplines were invited to present their research that was evaluated in three categories: Clinical and Translational Research, Social Sciences and Humanities and Natural Sciences and Engineering.
Bloomsburg University Participants
Khadija A. Abdullahi, Clinton M. Allwein, Michael John Ashton, JoEllen Blass, Aaron M. Brown, Caitlin Carlin, Shelby Coleman, Sawyer J. Davis, Alyssa Lynn Duksta, Courtney Marie Dunn, Susan Erdman, Kyle Flick, Laurie Ganey, Matthew Gift, Farron Hakanson, Joshua William Halbfoerster, Sarah Elizabeth Halter, Nicholas Hitcho, Ali Hussain, Kirk J. Jeffreys, Boenell Kline, Leonid Kukuyev, Amanda M. Lacerte, Devyn Adrian Lesher, Rachel Livingston, Lacy Marbaker, Matthew Michael Mattesini, Paige Michener, David G. Perez, Zachary Rhoden, Christopher Wyatt Rosengrant, Jesse N. Rothweiler, Jaimee Saemann, David V. Strawn, Christopher Daniel Sullivan, Eric Thompson, Benjamin G. Tice, Nicole Christine Updegrove, ASM Tuhin, Shana Wagner, and Steve M. Zosh.
Also, through the Geisinger Health System, BU student Julio Azahel Valencia-Velez.
- Sayeh Bozorghadad, Geisinger intern, Top prize, Clinical/Translational research, Improving Hospital Discharge: Studying the Effectiveness of Discharge Navigators
- Paige Michener ,Bloomsburg University, Best poster in Social Sciences and Humanities, The Effect of a High-Fat Diet on a Hippocampal-Independent and Hippocampal-Dependent Conditioned Cue Preference Task
- Daisy Bourne, Bucknell University; Top prize Social Sciences and Humanities, Government Repression in the Arab Spring
- Gregory Danchick, Bucknell University: Best poster, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Comparison of Head Impact Accelerations Based on Ground Cover of Playgrounds
- Brendan Juengst, Geisinger, Best poster, Clinical/Translational, Inhibition of Multiple Heat Shock Proteins Enhances Cytotoxicity in Bladder Cancer Cells
- Clinton Allwein, Bloomsburg University, Audience favorite, Optimal Inventory Ordering Policies for Platelets
- Stephanie Gonthier, Bucknell University, Top prize, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Using Statistical Learning to Improve Word Prediction for Augmentative and Alternative Communication.