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URCAD 2004
Poster Presentations

Session I: 9:15 a.m. -11:00 a.m.

Poster Unit #1 Leah Sanford, American Studies
“Modeling Success: A Case Study of the UMBC Meyerhoff Program”
Professor Kendra Wallace, Advisor

Poster Unit #3 Talya Belchatovski, Psychology
“The Influence of Depression on Relationship Satisfaction”
Professor Stanley Feldstein, Advisor

Poster Unit #5 Bogdan Damian, Psychology
“Affect Recognition and Dyadic Adjustment in Romantically Involved Couples”
Professor Stanley Feldstein, Advisor

Poster Unit #7 Megan Smell, Psychology
“Extracurricular Activities and Substance Use Among Adolescents”
Professor Lisa Jordan-Green, Advisor

Poster Unit #9 Justine Wagner, Economics
Undergraduate Research Award Scholar
“Minimum Wages in Costa Rica”
Professor T.H. Gindling, Advisor

Poster Unit #11 Thomas Hsu, Biochemical Engineering
“Phosphate Ion Sensing for Biological Reaction Studies in ATPase Activity”
Professor Leah Tolosa, Advisor

Poster Unit #13 Fiyinfolu Balogun, Biochemistry
“Generation and Characterization of Transgenic Mice with CRE Recombinase Activity in the Prostate"
Professor Charles Bieberich, Advisor

Poster Unit #15 Akua Bonsra, Chemistry
Undergraduate Research Award Scholar
“Boric Acid Atalyzed Epoxide Opening”
Professor Dale Whalen, Advisor

Poster Unit #17 Anthony Hoffman, Physics
“The Use of Change Blocking Layers in Contact Poling to Produce High Electro-optic Coefficients in Polymer Films”
Professor L. Michael Hayden, Advisor

Poster Unit #19 Sam Merenbloom, Chemistry
Undergraduate Research Award Scholar
“Separation and Identification of HIV-1 RNA products using high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) and matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (maldi-tof-ms) ”
Professor Daniele Fabris, Advisor

Poster Unit #21 Mariam Rahman, American Studies
“'This is Where I Live': Documentary Work and Its Impact on Youth Development”
Professor Dabrina Taylor, Advisor

Poster Session II: 11:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m

Poster Unit #2 Colin Holter, Music
Undergraduate Research Award Scholar
“Composing Sound Surgery I and II: A Creative Process”
Professor Linda Dusman, Advisor

Poster Unit #4 Emily Junod, Social Work & Health Administration Policy Program
Undergraduate Research Award Scholar
“Lausanne & Baltimore: A Comparative Study of Drug Treatment Services”
Professor Claudia Lawrence-Webb, Advisor

Poster Unit #6 Jaclyn Streitfeld, Political Science
“China and Taiwan: Economic Independence Despite Political Tension”
Professor Devin Hagerty, Advisor

Poster Unit #8 Ian Hall and Leah Her, Biological Sciences
“Feeding Behavior in a Model Lepidopteran”
Professor Frank Hanson, Advisor

Poster Unit #10 Chris Wells and Alex Bohorquez, Biological Sciences
“Crowding in Early Life Causes Deformities in Insects”
Professor Frank Hanson, Advisor

Poster Unit #12 Tomasz Macura, Mathematics & Statistics
Undergraduate Research Award Scholar
“Mathematical Image Analysis: Sphere Detection”
Professor Matthias Gobbert, Advisor

Poster Unit #14 Elizabeth Humphries, Biological Sciences
Undergraduate Research Award Scholar
“Parental care in two northern migratory bird species, the Baltimore (Icterus galbula)” and Orchard (I. spurious) Oriole"
Professor Kevin Omland, Advisor

Poster Unit #16 AMST 356 Class, American Studies
Justin D. Lee, Marco A. Alva, Tamzyn Bell, Kristen Bennett, Dalton Cramer, Ed Kapuscinski, Suezette Parkinson, Tara Thomas, Marci Villa, and Tim Williams
“US and Cuba: Bridging the Blockade”
Professor Beverly Bickel, Advisor

Poster Unit #18 Robert Daber, Bioclogical Sciences
Undergraduate Research Award Scholar

“Identification of Trauma in Humans ”
Professor Brian Bradley, Advisor

Poster Unit #20 Kevin Allen, Mathematics & Statistics
Undergraduate Research Award Scholar

“A Matrix-Free Implementation of the Conjugate Gradient Method for Cluster Computing”
Professor Matthias Gobbert, Advisor

Poster Unit #22 Neeraj Kashyap, Computer Science
Undergraduate Research Award Scholar

“Predicting the Difficulty of Constraint Satisfaction Problems”
Professor Marie desJardins, Advisor

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