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SURF 2014 Projects

Name 

Major 

Project Title 

Faculty Mentor(s)

Joe Adams Communication Video documentation of natural history and endemic species of San Salvador Island, Bahamas

(Poster) (Paper)
Robert Rattner
Gregory Aliaga Civil Engineering Investigation of Energy Harvest on the Roadway with Piezoelectric Materials

(Poster) (Paper)
Byungik Chang 
Rebecca Andreucci Sustainability Studies The Costs and Risks of Organic Farming

(Poster) (Paper) 
Can (Jon) Aktas
Avery Appleton  Forensic Science &
Pre-medical Biology 
The Effects of Particulate Laden Water on Skeletal Trauma

(Poster) (Paper)
R. Christopher O’Brien
Kassondra Bertulis  Forensic Science &
Psychology 
Examining True and False Confession Identification Accuracy by Prosecuting and Defense Attorneys

(Poster) (Paper)
Kento Yashura
Simon Bishop  Marine Biology  Effects of nutrients on the abundance of Spartina alterniflora in Sandy Point Saltmarsh

(Poster) (Paper)
Jean-Paul Simjouw
Matthew Bodnar  Marine Biology  The Effects of Food Availability on Larval Growth and Development in Styela clava

(Poster) (Paper) 
Carmela Cuomo
Jennifer Corwin  Forensic Science &
Biology 
Identification of Collagen Fibers in Shark Fins for Species Identification

(Poster) (Paper)
R. Christopher O’Brien
Joseph Daou  Forensic Science &
Chemistry 
Molecular Dynamics Simulation of the Protein and RNA Interactions for Leukemia Research

(Poster) (Paper)
Dequan Xiao
Ema Graham  Forensic Science &
Biology
Effects of Different Types of Water on the Degradation Rate of Human DNA in Bone Tissue

(Poster) (Paper)
Michael Adamowicz
Eric Grigg  Biology &
Biotechnology 
Investigation into Rising Vibrio Populations in Crassostrea virginica (Eastern Coast Oysters)

(Poster) (Paper)
Donna Rhoads-Frost
Dylan Haenel Biotechnology  Examination of Allicin and Other Antibiotics as a Functioning Treatment for Lyme Disease

(Poster) (Paper)
Eva Sapi
Andrew Hearn Mechanical Engineering  Integration of UNH Wind Turbine

(Poster) (Paper)
Maria-Isabel Carnasciali &
Sam Daniels
Elizabeth Jaikes Economics Advantages and Disadvantages of a Three-Fifths rule for the Determination of Adverse Impact

(Poster) (Paper)
Armando Rodriguez
Alaina Kaiser Forensic Science &
Biochemistry 
The Investigation of the Expression of Cadherin-11 and Cadherin-5 and Their Relation to the Aggressiveness of Breast Cancer Cells

(Poster) (Paper)
Christina Zito
Kaitlynn Kofsuske Biology &
Forensic Science 
Estrogenic Compounds in New Haven Harbor

(Poster) (Paper)
Melanie Eldridge &
Jean-Paul Simjouw
Lawrence Lam Forensic Science &
Pre-dental Biology 
Observation of the Correlation Between Vibrio Growth and Environmental Constraints in Order to Identify an Effective Means of a Post-harvest Treatment of Crassotrea virgiinica

(Poster) (Paper) 
Donna Rhoads-Frost
Ostap Lisowitch  Civil Engineering  Development of Aerodynamic Coefficients for Multisided Cylinders

(Poster) (Paper)
Byungik Chang 
Ethan Makuck Mechanical Engineering  Capability Testing of the TERMOFLOW & FLOWCOACH Setups

(Poster) (Paper)
Maria-Isabel Carnasciali
Christina Martins Forensic Science &
General Biology 
A Forensic Validation Study on the Effectiveness of the Streck Philisa High Speed Thermocycler

(Poster) (Paper)
Michael Adamowicz
Anthony Mastromarino Mechanical Engineering  Aerodynamic Study of the Ballute Using CFD

(Poster) (Paper)
Maria-Isabel Carnasciali
Samuel Nicosia Political Science &
Communications
Framing Public Opinion on Inequality and the Minimum Wage

(Poster) (Paper)
Chris Haynes
Anna O’Malley Forensic Science  An Efficient Equation of State for Screening Polymer Melts and Solutions

(Poster) (Paper)
Art Gow
Andy Perez Electrical Engineering  Table Top Computer Interface Project

(Poster) (Paper) 
Christopher Martinez
Kyle Pickard Music & Sound Recording  Creating Radio Documentary and Original Song About Music as a Healing Tool for Depression Among Teens

(Poster) (Paper)
Erica Haskell
Jenna Rabadi Nutrition & Dietetics  Synthesis of Polymer Nanospheres for Drug Delivery

(Poster) (Paper)
Pier Cirillo &
Dequan Xiao
Katie Seggerman Electrical Engineering  Table Top Computer Interface Project

(Poster) (Paper)
Christopher Martinez
Matthew Serio  History &
Political Science 
The Effect of Framing on Public Opinion on Healthcare

(Poster) (Paper)
Chris Haynes
Jonathan Smolen  Chemistry  An Efficient Equation of State for Screening Polymer Melts and Solutions

(Poster) (Paper)
Art Gow
Timothy Stankye Marine Biology &
General Biology 
The Effects of Herbivory by Sesarma reticulatum on salt marsh vegetation and food preference

(Poster) (Paper)
Roman Zajac 
Jamie Wakeman Forensic Science &
Pre-medical Biology 
Morphological Identification of Elasmobranchii Fins through Microscopic Cartilage Examination and its Application to Forensic Science

(Poster) (Paper)
Peter Massey
Emily Walsh Forensic Science &
Chemistry 
The Detection of Date Rape Drug Residues Using X-Ray Diffraction

(Poster) (Paper)
Virginia Maxwell
Nicholas Wereszczak  Computer Science  Virtual Reality Data Visualization Project

(Poster) (Paper)
Alice Fischer
Alissa Wynne   Forensic Science &
Pre-medical Biology
Identifying Specific Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms in the Beta-globin Gene Using the Sickle Cell Mutation as a Model

(Poster) (Paper) 
Charles Vigue
Stephen Zambrzyski Chemistry &
Forensic Science 
Extraction of both Sugars and Oils from the Same Stock to Maximize the Yield of Biofuel

(Poster) (Paper)
Eddie Luzik
Kelly Zhao Forensic Science &
Pre-medical Biology
Detecting DNA in Magnetic Fingerprinting Powder

(Poster) (Paper)
Peter Massey
Jessica Zielinski Sustainability Studies  Green Infrastructure Solutions to Storm Water Challenges

(Poster) (Paper)
Can (Jon) Aktas