Science Senior Seminar Presentations


The Natural Sciences Department welcomes you to the Senior Research Project Presentations.

Friday, April 25th in Library Lecture Hall from 9 am – 12 pm
Renia Allison: The effect of an herbal probiotic douche on the growth of Lactobacillus acidophilus and pH in vitro

Justin Armstrong: Effects of nutritional education on the amount of fatty acids and sugary foods male basketball players consume.

Jordan Berry: The effect of age and experience on mental toughness in amateur soccer players

Rebecca Collins: Using direct seeding and barefoot seeding to restore Shumard Oak and increase bird biodiversity on Belle Isle.

Ahmed Jamalaldin: The frequency of goal-setting and imagery skill usage amongst soccer, basketball, and track student athletes

Kristen Jolly: Developing an effective weed management program to reduce invasive Phragmites australis populations and restore the diversity of aquatic & avian species at Belle Isle.

Monday, April 28th in LA 315 from 9 am – 12 pm
Arnold Gregory: Differences in perceived protective, promotive and risk factors for resiliency between health science and social work majors

Sammi Doles: The effect of an educational workshop on the knowledge and attitudes of HCV transmission associated with tattoos among Marygrove College students

Silja Martinez: The effect of college standing on the development of critical thinking skills of Marygrove College Health Science majors

Huss Seklawi: The relationship between mental toughness, perception of fatigue, and fatigued muscle strength when experiencing physical fatigue

Andrea Smith: Antibacterial activity of commercially produced and homemade essential oils of lavender, thyme, and sage against E. coli and S. epidermidis

Amber Stephens: The effect of residence time, bacteria species, food contact time and surface composition on the transfer rate of bacteria from a cutting board to a cucumber.

Wednesday, April 30th in LA 315 from 9 am – 12 pm
Diane Bass: Comparison of cell phone habits and perceptionsbetween the Deaf and hearing population

Malcolm Brinker: Analyzing the correlation between chemical parameters and benthic macroinvertebrates for testing water quality

Ysen (Tico) Dalipi: Effects of heavy metals and environmental stressors on carabid beetles

Karla Hunter: Assessing the effects of an educational seminar on women’s knowledge and dispositions regarding breast cancer risk factors.

Maricela Ponce: Measuring the PCB concentrations in indoor air quality of schools

Kaitlyn Pusey: Effects of hookah smoking on lung function and heart rate while exercising

Stephanie Weier: Extracting diatoms to aid in solving crimes at aquatic crime scenes

Stefanie Williams: Effects of Bisphenol A (BPA) and temperature on the reproduction and growth of Daphnia magna

Friday, May 2nd in Library Lecture Hall from 9 am – 12 pm
Ginette Balbin-Cuesta: The separation of quercetin from fructose and vitamin C from red onions and assessment of the compounds’ neuraminidase inhibition

Paige Bicoll: Effects of quercetin-3-glucuronide on neuraminidase activity

Joanne Brooks: Urban parents’ educational levels, theories of intelligence and their self-efficacy of helping their seventh grade students with homework

Miranda Linzmaier: The minimum volume of gasoline recovered from the hands of arson suspects in situ.

Horace Watkins: The student-teacher relationship as it relates to the African American male and his academic achievement



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