Virtual Conference Overview

Use the following links to join Zoom rooms during session times. Each participant's individual presentation is accessible through their listing in the Schedule.
April 10, 2021
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Educational Studies Panel Session
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Natural Sciences Panel Session
2:00 p.m.– 3:00 p.m. Keynote Address: By Dr. Graham Hatfull, Ph.D.
“From Petri Dish to Patient: Mycobacteriophages and Their Therapeutic Potential.”

April 11, 2021
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Social Sciences and Humanities Panel Session
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Synchronous Virtual Poster Session

Presentations marked "8:00 AM - 5:00 PM" in the schedule involve pre-recorded material and can be viewed 24/7 throughout the conference. Please reach out to students via email if you have questions regarding their presentations.


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Graham F. Hatfull

From Petri Dish to Patient: Mycobacteriophages and Their Therapeutic Potential

Saturday, April 10th
8:00 AM

Christopher James Callahan

Christopher Callahan Music Composition: Three Preludes

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Viana Chau

Linguistic Relativity: Language and Cognition of Chinese-English Bilinguals

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Brooke M. Dominski

Effects of Acute Ethanol Exposure on Learning in Zebrafish

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Keagan James

What is the Relationship Between US ODA Disbursement Patterns and Corruption in Recipient Countries?

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Lakshmi S. Jayam

Effects of Alcohol on the Skeletal Development of the Chicken Embryo

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Bhavin Koirala

Constructing Order-2 Carmichael Numbers with non-rigid factors

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Sean Ly

Do I belong here? A qualitative examination of experiences that students of color face at a Predominately White Institution.

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Venkat Manish Pathuri
Anjali Patel
Tyler Schwend

The Effects of DON on Scleral Ossicle Development

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Sydney Pinder

Experiences of the Disability Community During the Pandemic: Perspectives of Special Opportunities Available in Recreation (SOAR) Families

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Richa Sapkota

Ultra-low field switching in a dipolar-coupled pair of magnetic nano-spheres, and related geometries, using Mumax-3

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Ethan K. Schuller

The Fool's Journey, 1st movement - "The Magician"

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Aditi Sharma

Separating the effects of seawater viscosity and temperature on the feeding rates of the rotifer Brachionus plicatilis.

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Maggie C. Stucko
Anusha Bhojanam
Michelle Lu
Garrit Stenerson

Pickles13: A Dill-Lightful Bacteriophage Discovery

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Lizette A. Toto

The Corner Office: Where Function Meets Playful in a Sustainable Home Workspace

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Nymisha Velugubantla

Dissolved Organic Material Absorption and Distribution by Sea Star Larvae (Asteroidea)

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Amanda Wilson
Josephine Aldrich
Riley Grandsart

Illinois Wesleyan's Welcome Phage Annotation

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

9:00 AM

Hannah Foley

The Impact of Brain Breaks on Student Engagement in the Elementary Classroom

9:00 AM - 9:05 AM

9:05 AM

Gisela Cervantes

Building Positive Relationships

9:05 AM - 9:10 AM

9:10 AM

Grace E. McAvoy

Let’s Vote on It: How Implementing Student Choice in Curriculum Affects Classroom Engagement

9:10 AM - 9:15 AM

9:15 AM

Jake T. Moran

Teaching Mathematics Online

9:15 AM - 9:20 AM

9:30 AM

Hannah E. Heraty

Effective Practices in Gifted Education

9:30 AM - 9:35 AM

9:35 AM

Katherine E. Cavender

Teacher-Student Relationship Building During Remote Learning

9:35 AM - 9:40 AM

9:40 AM

Micheal J. McGarrity

Crossing the Subjects: History and Writing in the Classroom

9:40 AM - 9:45 AM

9:45 AM

Caitlin Meyer

Creating a Classroom Community Using Virtual Morning Meetings

9:45 AM - 9:50 AM

10:00 AM

Leah Bieniak
Rachel Schoenecker

Comparison of Breeding Bird Diversity in Urban vs. Rural Areas in an Intensive Agricultural Landscape in Illinois, USA

10:00 AM - 10:20 AM

Kira M. Schoen

Social Emotional Learning in the Socially Distant Classroom

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

10:15 AM

Alexandra Mirasol

Equity Lessons From Alternative Education

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

10:20 AM

Jackson Rapala

Uncovering the Genetic Mechanisms Behind Host-Range Phenotypes in Related Rhodobacter capsulatus Bacteriophages

10:20 AM - 10:40 AM

10:30 AM

Page A. Dickison

Effects of Student Check-Ins

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

10:40 AM

Erin Yuan

Quantitative analysis of antioxidants in tea with spice additives

10:40 AM - 11:00 AM

11:00 AM

Danielle Rose Lagone

Current Events and Student Engagement

11:00 AM - 11:05 AM

Valeria C. Viteri-Pflucker

Robust automatic identification of lattice defects for in-situ TEM experiments

11:00 AM - 11:20 AM

11:05 AM

Rosa Zhaleh

Digital Divide: Low-Income Students and Online Learning

11:05 AM - 11:10 AM

11:10 AM

David S. Claiborne

Challenges and Benefits of attending a Alternative School

11:10 AM - 11:15 AM

11:15 AM

Kathleen T. Connelly
Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor

Building Relationships On and Off the Screen

11:15 AM - 11:20 AM

11:20 AM

Jason Wilkening

Exploring the Emergence of Time-Irreversibility in Stochastic Microparticle Motion

11:20 AM - 11:40 AM

11:30 AM

Caleb Hansen

The Penalty of Late Work on Student Motivation

11:30 AM - 11:35 AM

11:35 AM

Samantha J. Munroe

Student Motivation and Online Learning: How do we do it?

11:35 AM - 11:40 AM

11:40 AM

Rebecca Wagner

Relationship Building in the Middle School Classroom

11:40 AM - 11:45 AM

11:45 AM

Maura A. McNamara

Addressing LGBTQ+ academic struggles

11:45 AM - 11:50 AM

11:50 AM

Jessica D. McCall

Content Enrichment through Differentiated Instruction in the English Classroom

11:50 AM - 11:55 AM

Sunday, April 11th
1:00 PM

Isabel Michniak

The Concealed Perspective: A Qualitative Study About The Impact of Having a Sibling with Autism

1:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Ethan K. Schuller

The Politics of Music: Examining Political Motivations of John Adams' "Nixon in China"

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

1:15 PM

Nicolina E. Purpura

The Importance of the Resistance

1:15 PM - 1:30 PM

2:00 PM

Ryan A. Abraham
Andrew Runkle

Spinal cord stimulation therapy to treat chronic pain conditions

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Philip D. Andrango

Applying Maxwell’s Stress Tensor to Modeling Optical Traps

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Yossif Elmadny
Gabe Spalding

Understanding Information Engines

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Man Luo

Low-cost Optical Tweezers Based On Aberration Correction

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Kathryn Vogler
Steven Burkett

Determining the Distribution and Abundance of Wintering Red-tailed Hawk Subspecies in Illinois

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Grant R. Werner

Mask wearing in a pandemic: An investigation of racial stereotypes

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Saylor A. Williams
Joseph Kiper

Stimulating Membrane Repair in Neuroblastoma Cells Compromised by APP Overexpression

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM