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Moravian to Host 2012 Landmark Summer Research Symposium
Students from athletic conference institutions to present student/faculty research
Bethlehem, Pa., July 18, 2012—Moravian College will host the 4th Annual Landmark Summer Research Symposium on Friday, July 20, 2012. This year’s symposium brings together undergraduate researchers from four Landmark Conference schools (Goucher College, Juniata College, Moravian College, and Susquehanna University). Approximately 70 students will present the results of their summer faculty/student collaborative research in poster or oral presentation sessions. In addition, twenty faculty members from the four institutions will attend the day-long event that will be held at Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pa.
Representing Moravian College will be 7 students giving talks and 9 presenting posters. They include: Katy Blair ’13 and Brett Rentzheimer ’14 speaking on “Evaluating the Extent and Impact of Coliform Bacteria in the Little Lehigh Watershed; Anna SantaMaria ’13 and Benjamin Heiserman ’13 presenting “Small Molecule Inhibitors of Type III Secretion in Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium.” “Teacher Action Research: Contemporary Leaders in Practitioner inquiry and their epistemological belief systems” is the topic of an oral presentation by Valerie San Filippo ’15 and Brianne Schoolcraft ’15; and Kyle Goodbred ’13 will speak on “Mapping the bang-sensitive gene CB in Drosophila melanogaster.”
Moravian students presenting posters include: “Effect of Counterions on the Reaction of Iron (III) and Thiosulfate” presented by Caroline Bartulovich ’15 and Sean Rossiter ’15; “Parent-Child Storybook Interactions: Supporting Oral Language Skills in Young Children with Hearing Loss” by Emily Baer ’14; “jAmaseis: A Multi-Year Software Development Project Supporting Seismology Education” presented by Alek Szilagyi ’14 and Mike Waxmonsky ’13; “Determination of heavy metal uptake by plants in the Lehigh Gap Wildlife Refuge remediation areas” by Marla Bianca ’13. In a second poster session, Amarnath Kandallu ’13 and Victoria Womer ’13 will present “Quantitative analysis of snout and upper jaw movements in erycine snakes;” and Benjamin Heiserman will present “A Chemical Inhibitor of Bacterial Secretion Systems.”
For more information, download the program PDF online at: http://www.moravian.edu/events/tempemail/Landmark_Conference_Symposium_2012_Program.pdf. To learn more about Moravian’s SOAR program (Student Opportunities for Academic Research) visit: http://www.soar.moravian.edu/.
Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America's sixth-oldest college. Moravian partners with students to build a strong foundation for their future. Visit the College’s Web site at www.moravian.edu.