Fourth Annual Student Research Conference

May 27 2013
Category: Academics

Elmira College recently held its Fourth Annual Student Research Conference at Cowles Hall. This year’s event included twenty-two upperclassmen students from a broad range of disciplinary perspectives offering both poster and oral presentations. There was also a session which included six freshman students, presenting papers they completed as a part of Freshman Writing.

Faculty judges concluded the conference with a number of awards and cash prizes. Below are the results:

Poster Session:

Grand Prize: Natural Science
Spectroscopic Characterization of Acetic Acid-Derived Carbon Nanoparticles as a Function of pH
Katelyn Nicoletta ’14

Grand Prize: Social Science
Who’s Texting in Class? A Look at Behavioral Psychological Predictors
Nicole M. Olmsted ’13

Second Place: Natural Science
Spectroscopic Investigation of Band-Edge Luminescence in Magic-Sized Cadmium Chalcogenide Nanocrystals as a Function of Solution-Phase Equilibria
Caitlin R. Eno ’13, Natalie Robinson ’15

Second Place: Social Science
Impact of Stigma and Misconceptions of Mental Illness on Student Perceptions of Peers
Ellen Gottuso ’14

Paper Presentations:

Grand Prize:
Women in 1920s America
Laura Trapletti ’13

Second Place:
Is Kennan Still Right? Analyzing Historical Themes in Russian Foreign Policy
Adam Pontius ’13