Virtual Conference Overview

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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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From Petri Dish to Patient: Mycobacteriophages and Their Therapeutic Potential

Graham F. Hatfull, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor, University of Pittsburgh

2021
Saturday, April 10th
8:00 AM

Christopher Callahan Music Composition: Three Preludes

Christopher James Callahan, Illinois Wesleyan University

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Linguistic Relativity: Language and Cognition of Chinese-English Bilinguals

Viana Chau, Illinois Wesleyan University

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Effects of Acute Ethanol Exposure on Learning in Zebrafish

Brooke M. Dominski, Illinois Wesleyan University

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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

Keagan James, Illinois Wesleyan University

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Effects of Alcohol on the Skeletal Development of the Chicken Embryo

Lakshmi S. Jayam, Illinois Wesleyan University

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Constructing Order-2 Carmichael Numbers with non-rigid factors

Bhavin Koirala, Illinois Wesleyan University

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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

Sean Ly, Illinois Wesleyan University

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Effects of DON on Scleral Ossicle Development

Venkat Manish Pathuri, Illinois Wesleyan University
Anjali Patel, Illinois Wesleyan University
Tyler Schwend, Illinois Wesleyan University

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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

Sydney Pinder, Illinois Wesleyan University

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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

Richa Sapkota, Illinois Wesleyan University

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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

Ethan K. Schuller, Illinois Wesleyan University

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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

Aditi Sharma, Illinois Wesleyan University

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Pickles13: A Dill-Lightful Bacteriophage Discovery

Maggie C. Stucko, Illinois Wesleyan University
Anusha Bhojanam, Illinois Wesleyan University
Michelle Lu, Illinois Wesleyan University
Garrit Stenerson, Illinois Wesleyan University

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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

Lizette A. Toto, Illinois Wesleyan University

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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

Nymisha Velugubantla, Illinois Wesleyan University

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Illinois Wesleyan's Welcome Phage Annotation

Amanda Wilson, Illinois Wesleyan University
Josephine Aldrich, Illinois Wesleyan University
Riley Grandsart, Illinois Wesleyan University

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

9:00 AM

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

Hannah Foley, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 9:05 AM

9:05 AM

Building Positive Relationships

Gisela Cervantes, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:05 AM - 9:10 AM

9:10 AM

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

Grace E. McAvoy, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:10 AM - 9:15 AM

9:15 AM

Teaching Mathematics Online

Jake T. Moran, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:15 AM - 9:20 AM

9:30 AM

Effective Practices in Gifted Education

Hannah E. Heraty, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:30 AM - 9:35 AM

9:35 AM

Teacher-Student Relationship Building During Remote Learning

Katherine E. Cavender, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:35 AM - 9:40 AM

9:40 AM

Crossing the Subjects: History and Writing in the Classroom

Micheal J. McGarrity, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:40 AM - 9:45 AM

9:45 AM

Creating a Classroom Community Using Virtual Morning Meetings

Caitlin Meyer, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:45 AM - 9:50 AM

10:00 AM

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

Leah Bieniak, Illinois Wesleyan University
Rachel Schoenecker, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:00 AM - 10:20 AM

Social Emotional Learning in the Socially Distant Classroom

Kira M. Schoen, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

10:15 AM

Equity Lessons From Alternative Education

Alexandra Mirasol, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

10:20 AM

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

Jackson Rapala, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:20 AM - 10:40 AM

10:30 AM

Effects of Student Check-Ins

Page A. Dickison, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

10:40 AM

Quantitative analysis of antioxidants in tea with spice additives

Erin Yuan, Illinois Wesleyan University

10:40 AM - 11:00 AM

11:00 AM

Current Events and Student Engagement

Danielle Rose Lagone, Illinois Wesleyan University

11:00 AM - 11:05 AM

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

Valeria C. Viteri-Pflucker, Illinois Wesleyan University

11:00 AM - 11:20 AM

11:05 AM

Digital Divide: Low-Income Students and Online Learning

Rosa Zhaleh, Illinois Wesleyan University

11:05 AM - 11:10 AM

11:10 AM

Challenges and Benefits of attending a Alternative School

David S. Claiborne, Illinois Wesleyan University

11:10 AM - 11:15 AM

11:15 AM

Building Relationships On and Off the Screen

Kathleen T. Connelly, Illinois Wesleyan University
Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

11:15 AM - 11:20 AM

11:20 AM

Exploring the Emergence of Time-Irreversibility in Stochastic Microparticle Motion

Jason Wilkening, Illinois Wesleyan University

11:20 AM - 11:40 AM

11:30 AM

The Penalty of Late Work on Student Motivation

Caleb Hansen, Illinois Wesleyan University

11:30 AM - 11:35 AM

11:35 AM

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

Samantha J. Munroe, Illinois Wesleyan University

11:35 AM - 11:40 AM

11:40 AM

Relationship Building in the Middle School Classroom

Rebecca Wagner, Illinois Wesleyan University

11:40 AM - 11:45 AM

11:45 AM

Addressing LGBTQ+ academic struggles

Maura A. McNamara, Illinois Wesleyan University

11:45 AM - 11:50 AM

11:50 AM

Content Enrichment through Differentiated Instruction in the English Classroom

Jessica D. McCall, Illinois Wesleyan University

11:50 AM - 11:55 AM

Sunday, April 11th
1:00 PM

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

Isabel Michniak, Illinois Wesleyan University

1:00 PM - 1:15 PM

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

Ethan K. Schuller, Illinois Wesleyan University

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

1:15 PM

The Importance of the Resistance

Nicolina E. Purpura, Illinois Wesleyan University

1:15 PM - 1:30 PM

2:00 PM

Spinal cord stimulation therapy to treat chronic pain conditions

Ryan A. Abraham, Illinois Wesleyan University
Andrew Runkle, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Applying Maxwell’s Stress Tensor to Modeling Optical Traps

Philip D. Andrango, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Understanding Information Engines

Yossif Elmadny, Illinois Wesleyan University
Gabe Spalding, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Low-cost Optical Tweezers Based On Aberration Correction

Man Luo, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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

Kathryn Vogler, Illinois Wesleyan University
Steven Burkett, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Mask wearing in a pandemic: An investigation of racial stereotypes

Grant R. Werner, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Stimulating Membrane Repair in Neuroblastoma Cells Compromised by APP Overexpression

Saylor A. Williams, Illinois Wesleyan University
Joseph Kiper, Illinois Wesleyan University

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM