UMass Dartmouth undergraduate researchers to participate in Massachusetts Undergraduate Research Conference

Twenty-one students from across the University to present at April 23 virtual event

Students researching

On April 23, twenty-one students from UMass Dartmouth will participate in the Massachusetts Undergraduate Research Conference, which will be held virtually this year.

The conference showcases the diverse and defining research work from students in public colleges and universities across the Commonwealth. The conference speaks to both the innovation and resilience of undergraduate researchers from across the UMass Dartmouth campus.

This year’s participants include:

Olivia Kathleen Aguiar
Gavin Fay (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Fisheries Oceanography
Variation in Market Composition and Price Between New England Seafood Markets

Alan Farias Andonian
Amit Tandon (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Mechanical Engineering.
Fluid Motion Over Topography on a Rotating Planet

Allyson Andrade
Kristen Sethares (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Nursing
Developing a Kinesthetic Learning Plan to Promote Self-Care for Hospitalized Heart Failure Patients

Sophia B. Costa
Shuowei Cai (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Neuronal Protective Effects of Blueberries Against Oxidative Stress on Human Neuroblastoma Cells

Katelyn Marie Cox
Cathy Gardner (Faculty Sponsor)
Honors College
College Students’ Attitudes on Intent to Receive Influenza Vaccination

Keigan Cullen
Scott Field (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Comparative Analysis of Binary Black Hole Models in the Intermediate Mass Ratio Regime

Sarah D. Dulac
Banafsheh Seyed-Aghazadeh (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Harbor seal vibrissa morphology inspires studying footprints left behind moving hydrodynamic objects for future development of underwater sensors

Andrea Catherine Elloian
Chandler Jardin
Banafsheh Seyed-Aghazadeh (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Stability Analysis of Offshore Vertical Axis Wind Turbine Platform

Arielle N. Enos
Genevieve M. Kozak (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology
Resource Availability Alters the Effects of Elevated Temperature on Assortative Mating Patterns in the European Corn Borer Moth (Ostrinia nubilalis)

Alyssa Giordano
Michael Sheriff (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology
Road Noise Reduces Prey Responses to the Risk of Predation

Brianna Nicole Johnson
Alfa Heryudono (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Prototyping Parametric Ordinary Differential Equations with Machine Learning

Allison Leal
Laura Hanzly (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Bioengineering.
Insight on Common Knee Injuries and Implementation of Injury Prevention Regiments

Jack Aleksander Leduc
D. Steven White (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Marketing, UMass Dartmouth
Brands Take a Stand: A Study of Consumer Attitudes

Matthew Machado
Jennifer Dunbar Viveiros (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Nursing
Reasons Offered by Heart Failure Patients for Non-Adherence with Prescribed Medications

Daelyn Nichole McClain
Chris Peter (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Biology
Bacteriophage Therapy as the Optimal Solution to the Antibiotic Resistance Pandemic

James D. Mellen
Shari Evans (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of English Literature
Disability and Colonialism in Tommy Orange's There, There

Kevin Michael Raggiani
Mehdi Raessi (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Computational Simulations of Surfactant Plug Dynamics Through Bifurcating Airway Models - Application in Surfactant Replacement Therapy of Premature Infants

Miya Spinella
Keivan Sadeghzadeh (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Decision and Information Sciences
The Role of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Unemployment Rate and Mental Health in the United States

Chelsea A. Spitz
Shuowei Cai (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Neuronal Protection Effects of Blueberries Through the Inhibition of Tyrosinase and Acetylcholinesterase

Helen S. Teklehaimanot
MaryBeth Sosa (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Nursing and Health Sciences
Nursing Faculty and Senior Nursing Student’s Attitudes Toward Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM). 

Hazel Mae Wood
Kristen Sethares (Faculty Sponsor)
Department of Nursing
Cardiovascular Risk Factors: Differences in Knowledge and Perception between Black and Caucasian College Students

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