2021 Symposium Schedule and Program

The 27th Annual GSA Research Symposium will take place on Friday, April 30th. Posters will be viewable at any time on the virtual conference platform, and slide deck presentations will begin at 1pm via Zoom. Click here to access program.

Poster Presentations

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Slide Deck Presentations


Biological Sciences Panel 1 (join via Zoom here)

1:00-1:15pm

Andrew Wall

THE CONTRIBUTION OF GLUTATHIONE IMPORT IN GROUP B

STREPTOCOCCUS IN RESPONSE TO OXIDATIVE STRESS

1:15-1:30pm

Christian Vanhooser

AICAR INDUCES AMPK, MTORC2, AND AKT ACTIVITY IN MYOTUBES

1:30-1:45pm

Genevieve Hilliard

PCL-GELATIN-MANUKA HONEY DERMAL REGENERATION TEMPLATES PROMOTE CELLULAR INFILTRATION

1:45-2:00pm

Elizabeth Geerling

OBESE MICE HAVE A HIGHER MORTALITY RATE AND ABERRANT IMMUNE RESPONSES FOLLOWING VIRAL INFECTION WHEN COMPARED TO WILD TYPE MICE

Biological Sciences Panel 2 (join via Zoom here)

1:00-1:15pm

Nina Fogel

BRINGING CONSERVATION HOME: BEE DIVERSITY IN GARDENS ALONG AN URBAN TO EXURBAN GRADIENT

1:15-1:30pm

Yongjun Tan

IDENTIFICATION AND FUNCTIONAL PREDICTION OF SARS-COV-2 PROTEINS INVOLVED IN PATHOGENESIS

1:30-1:45pm

Jenny Mullikin

SPECIALISTS IN THE CITY: PTILOTHRIX BOMBIFORMIS’ VARIATION IN FORAGING AND DIET ACROSS AN URBANIZATION GRADIENT

1:45-2:00pm

Yu Zhan

THE EVOLUTIONARY DIVERGENCE OF TRANSCRIPTION START SITES IS SHAPED BY FUNCTIONAL IMPACT OF 5’UTR LENGTH

Physical Sciences Panel (join via Zoom here)

1:00-1:15pm

Chuan Feng

THE USE OF GEOSTATIONARY CO MEASUREMENTS FROM SPACE TO IDENTIFY REGIONS OF OZONE FORMATION IN THE BACKGROUND TROPOSPHERE: A THEORETICAL STUDY EMPLOYING THE PHASED IMPLEMENTATION CONCEPT OF THE GEO-CAPE MISSION

1:15-1:30pm

Pablo Aravena

RUPTURE MECHANISMS FOR THE CAUCA EARTHQUAKE CLUSTER, COLOMBIA

1:30-1:45pm

Sungwon Cho

WHERE IS THE WATER IN THE COLOMBIAN SUBDUCTION ZONE?

1:45-1:55pm

Break

1:55-2:10pm

Nicholas Schaper

HIGH QUALITY SWCNT/ZNO NW AND GRAPHENE/ZNO NW HETEROSTRUCTURES GROWN VIA TWO-STEP CHEMICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION

2:10-2:20pm

Mohammad Salaudd Kader

SYNTHESIS AND TESTING OF ALGINATE-BASO4 NPS COMPOSITE MATERIALS AS CONTRAST AGENTS FOR FINE VASCULAR IMAGING

Social Sciences Panel 1 (join via Zoom here)

1:00-1:15pm

Shreya Anand

ASSESSING RACIAL CONSCIOUSNESS IN ANATOMY EDUCATORS

1:15-1:30pm

Amy Shelton

THE SPATIAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PRIVATE SCHOOL CHOICE SET AND SUPPORT FOR PRIVATE SCHOOL VOUCHERS

1:30-1:45pm

Karissa Sywulka

TEACHER WELLNESS DURING COVID-19

1:45-1:55pm

Break

2:00-2:15pm

Regina Galassi

EVANGELIZING TEACHERS: A STUDY OF THE CHARACTERISTICS AND DISPOSITIONS OF EVANGELIZING CATHOLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF GALVESTON-HOUSTON

2:15-2:30pm

Bill Huber

SCHOOL LEADERS, PERSONALITY, AND PROFESSIONAL LEARNING: USING PERSONALITY TO ENHANCE THE PROFESSIONAL LEARNING PLANNING PROCESS IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS

2:30-2:45pm

Ashley Donaldson

FREE CAMPUS MEALS AS A COLLEGE RECRUITING NUDGE

Social Sciences Panel 2 (join via Zoom here)

1:00-1:15pm

Rauta (Aver) Yakubu

USING THE PREGNANCY RISK ASSESSMENT MONITORING SYSTEM (PRAMS) TO ASSESS FACTORS IMPACTING POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION

1:15-1:30pm

Kenneth Warner

EXPERIENCE OF STUDENTS OF LOW INCOME AT ELITE INSTITUTIONS

1:30-1:45pm

Jia Sun

MODIFICATION BY SEASONAL INFLUENZA AND SEASON ON THE ASSOCIATION BETWEEN AMBIENT AIR POLLUTION AND CHILD RESPIRATORY DISEASE IN SHENZHEN, CHINA

1:45-2:00pm

Annamaria Szakonyi

COMBATING HUMAN TRAFFICKING WITH DATA

2:00-2:10pm

Break

2:10-2:25pm

Abdulaziz Abaoud

THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON UNIVERSITY STUDENTS' ACADEMIC MOTIVATION, SOCIAL CONNECTION, AND PSYCHOLOGICAL WELL-BEING

2:25-2:40pm

Laura Brugger

REJECTION-IDENTIFICATION: AN EXAMINATION OF GROUP-LEVEL AND INDIVIDUAL-LEVEL DISCRIMINATION AMONG HISPANIC IMMIGRANTS

Humanities Panel (join via Zoom here)

1:00-1:15pm

Nia Sumpter

WARRIOR WORK: NAMING & EXAMINING LIVED EXPERIENCES WITHIN HEALTHCARE AS A STUDENT & PATIENT

1:15-1:30pm

Colten Biro

READING TENNYSON’S IN MEMORIAM OF A.H.H. (1850) AS A METHOD FOR PROCESSING THE TRAUMAS OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

1:30-1:45pm

Laura Hardin Marshall

RESPONSE AND REVISION IN COLLEGE COMPOSITION: A MIXED METHODS ANALYSIS OF INSTRUCTORS’ AND WRITING CONSULTANTS’ INFLUENCE ON STUDENT REVISION

1:45-2:00pm

Rachel Shields

ROCK / PAPER / SCISSORS: FRACTURE AND ALIGNMENT IN MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT'S LETTERS

2:00-2:10pm

Break

2:10-2:25pm

Monika Kumari

STRATEGIC PLANNING IN AN ORGANIZATION

2:25-2:40pm

Jaime O’Brien

WHOSE CHOICE IS IT ANYWAYS?: EXPLORING ETHICAL END OF LIFE DECISION MAKING FOR PATIENTS WITH INTRACTABLE ANOREXIA NERVOSA

2:40-2:55pm

Paraskevi Vassiliou

TECHNOLOGY ENHANCED FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT IMPLEMENTATIONS IN L2 TEACHING: AN EXAMPLE


GSA Research Symposium Code of Conduct

As a graduate student-led symposium, we are committed to diversity, equity, professional exchange of ideas, and respectful treatment of all members, volunteers, and employees. Attendees at our events seek to learn free from discrimination or harassment. We commit to providing a friendly, safe, and discrimination and harassment-free environment for all attendees, including but not limited to discrimination or harassment on the basis of gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, citizenship status, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, socioeconomic status, criminal record, veteran status, or their intersection.

Our purpose as an association is to foster a sense of community and encourage interaction among all graduate students and have equitable representation and involvement from all graduate students. Hence, during the research symposium we expect behavior that is inclusive. Expected behaviors include, but are not limited to:

● Professional and constructive communication, in-person and on-line

● Using welcoming and inclusive language

● Courtesy and civility in handling dissent or disagreement

● Respect when providing feedback

● Openness to alternate points of view

● Responsible and respectful sharing of information

We do not tolerate behaviors including, but not limited to Intimidating, harassing, lewd, demeaning, bullying, or threatening speech or actions; any real or implied threat of physical harm, or disruption of presentations during sessions.

The Graduate Research Symposium encourages reporting of all perceived incidents of harassment, discrimination, or retaliation taking place during the Graduate Research Symposium. Violation of this Code of Conduct is considered by the Graduate Research Symposium to be a serious form of professional misconduct. The consequences for violations will be determined by factors including the immediacy of the threat to attendees, the severity and frequency of the violation, and whether the individual has been found to have past violations. Agreement to this Code of Conduct constitutes acknowledgement that 1) the possible disciplinary actions for its violation include but are not limited to a verbal warning, removal from the symposium, and forfeiture of awards or honors.

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