Undergraduate Research Fellows Symposium 2023


The College of the Environmental and Life Sciences (CELS), the College of Engineering (COE), and the Cooperative Extension at the University of Rhode Island are pleased to invite you to this year’s Annual Undergraduate Research Fellows Symposium, on Wednesday, December 13th, from 10:00am-4:30pm.

This event will be a fantastic opportunity for the Agriculture and Food Systems, Coastal and Environmental, Energy, and Science and Engineering Fellows to showcase their work, and the work of the university community, to their family, peers, faculty, and staff.
Within the information provided, you will find the following:

Thank you for your interest in attending this event and we hope to see you there.  If you have any questions prior to the event, please feel free to contact Sarah Puckett at:  sarah_puckett@uri.edu.


Location:  College of Biological and Life Sciences (CBLS), 120 Flagg Road, Kingston, RI  02881

10:00-3:30pm:  Energy Fellows Oral Presentations, CBLS #010

1:00-3:30pm:    Agriculture and Food Systems Fellows Oral Presentation, CBLS #152

2:00-3:30pm:    Coastal & Environmental and Science & Engineering Fellows Poster Viewing   Session, CBLS First Floor

3:30-4:30pm:    Certificate and Award Presentations, CBLS #100

STUDENT PRESENTER’S AND TOPICS:  Listed by Fellowship Program

energy fellows’ presentation schedule:  cbls #010, 10:00-3:30pm

TimePresenter NameMajorPresentation TitleMentor Placement
10:12 AMSerena RussellEnvironmental and Natural Resource EconomicsReshaping Audubon’s Mission: Clean Energy & ConservationAudubon Society of RI
10:24 AMAugustina MunterEnvironmental and Natural Resource EconomicsIntegrating Advocacy and Education at the Audubon Society of RIAudubon Society of RI
10:36 AMRafeed HussainMarine AffairsElectrifying Bill: How RI’s New Solar Siting Legislation Will Benefit People and the PlanetThe Nature Conservancy
10:48 AMKyla FoleyEnvironmental and Natural Resource EconomicsAchieving Greater Energy Efficiency: Strategic Energy Management PartnershipsRI Energy
11:00 AMMatt MainiAstrophysicsLearning How to be an Energy AdvocateRI Energy
11:12 AMPatrick FelizElectrical EngineeringIncreasing Comfort and Efficiency While Lowering Energy Bills: The Power of Heat PumpsRISE Engineering
11:24 AMAdelmo IntrieriElectrical EngineeringReporting Greenhouse Gas EmissionsCity of PVD Sustainability Office
11:36 AMAislinn HanleyMaster of Environmental Science and ManagementMeeting RI’s Act on Climate Goals: The Electric SectorClimate Jobs RI
11:48 AMIsabelle GingoldMarine BiologyElectrifying the Path to Emissions Reductions in Rhode Island’s Transportation SectorRI Dept of Environmental Management
12:00 PMAlexandra SzaboEnvironmental and Natural Resource EconomicsUtilizing the Extension Model to Inspire Energy Efficiency Champions in RI URI Cooperative Extension
12:12 PMJeivet KenelakMechanical EngineeringEnergy Savings through Building Energy ModelingCreative Environment Corp
1:15 PMPaul BarlowCivil EngineeringWorkforce Development for RI’s Transition to Clean TransportationRI Office of Energy Resources
1:27 PMSamuel CarnevallaEnvironmental and Natural Resource EconomicsElectric Vehicle Charging Stations and Their Impact on the CommunityEnergy Source
1:39 PMJuliana CerulloEnvironmental and Natural Resource Economics, Business ManagementCarbon Emissions Avoided Through Renewable Energy Fund Funded ProjectsRI Commerce Corporation
1:51 PMLindsay BrubeckerMarine AffairsAssessing Effects of Offshore Wind on the Marine Environment via Biological AssessmentsCSA Ocean Sciences
2:03 PMJacqueline OsmanskiEnvironmental and Natural Resource Economics, BusinessCogeneration for a Cooperative Environment: BiocharGreen Development, LLC
2:15 PMJacob CurrenEnvironmental and Natural Resource EconomicsLeveraging State and Federal Incentive Opportunities for RI AgribusinessesRI Office of Energy Resources
2:27 PMJordan GaluzzoEnvironmental and Natural Resource Economics, Marine AffairsScience Communication in Energy Efficiency PolicyOptimal Energy, an NV5 Company
2:39 PMKayla MichaudWildlife and Conservation BiologyTransforming the RI Thermal Sector: RI’s Mission Towards Clean HeatRI Office of Energy Resources
2:51 PMStephanie ScymcykMaster of Business AdministrationEffectiveness of Social Media Data Analytics RI Office of Energy Resources
3:03 PMJoshua ShaughnesseyWildlife and Conservation BiologyRhode Island’s Plan to Diversify Green Space RI Office of Energy Resources

agriculture and food systems fellows’ presentation schedule:  cbls #152, 1:00-3:30pm

TimePresenter NameMajorPresentation TitleMentor Placement
1:45 pmLiv MassottiAnimal ScienceGot Worms? Educating the Farming Community about Parasite Management in Small RuminantsURI Dept. of Animal and Veterinary Science
1:57 pmWestin PalumboEnvironmental Science and Management, Sustainable Agriculture and Food SystemsEnvironmental Education and Developing a Sustainable CultureERICD AgInnovation Farm
2:09 pmAmy VoigtBiological Sciences, PsychologyRelish Rhody: Collaboration across the Food SystemRI Commerce Corporation
2:21 pmAbbie JammahBiological Sciences, Sustainable Agriculture and Food SystemsNutrition Outreach : Serving My CommunityURI SNAP-Ed Program
2:33 pmGrace ChasanoffAnimal ScienceSustainable Agriculture in an Urban SettingAquidneck Community Table
2:45 pmJenna SalemBiological SciencesHow to Become a Science Communicator: Breaking Down Barriers URI Dept. of Plant Sciences and Entomology
2:57 pmOrla PeckLandscape ArchitectureRevitalizing Landscapes: Connecting Land, Ocean and People through Functional DesignOcean Hour Farm
3:09 pmElla ZalewskySustainable Agriculture and Food SystemsUniversal Healthy School Meals for All City of PVD Healthy Communities Office

coastal & environmental and science & engineering fellows poster symposium: cbls first floor, 2:00-3:30pm

Poster No.Presenter NameMajorFellowship ProgramPoster TitleMentor(s)
1Garrett AcunaMarine BiologyScience and Engineering FellowMonitoring the Aggregation of Stingray City, Hypanus americanusDr. Bradley Wetherbee
2Nittaunis Anoquese BakerMarine AffairsScience and Engineering FellowAugmenting Manissean public memory, sense of place, and belonging on Block IslandDr. Amelia Moore, Dr. Madison Jones
3Hailey BalmforthEnvironmental Science and ManagementCoastal and Environmental FellowAssessing Stream Gauge Hydrographs for Correlations with Seismological Activity Dr. Soni Pradhanang
4Catherine BerganBiological SciencesCoastal and Environmental FellowSurvival and size in Southern New England oystersDr. Marta Gomez-Chiarri
5Juliana BucciMedical Laboratory ScienceCoastal and Environmental FellowUnderstanding which coastal stressors have the greatest impact on the survivorship of Crassostrea virginica (eastern oyster) larvaeDr. Jonathan Puritz
6Alisha CabnerBiological Sciences and FrenchCoastal and Environmental FellowDeveloping an Approach to Target Culiseta melanura (Diptera: Culicidae) as Enzootic Measures for the Prevention of Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus (EEEV)Dr. Janelle Couret
7Virtue Chike-OkekeBiomedical EngineeringScience and Engineering FellowTesting the compatibility of TCREs with openBCI cyton board Dr. Walter Besio
8Beatrix ChiuzChemical EngineeringScience and Engineering FellowSynthesis of Gold Nanoshells for Reactive Oxygen Species DetectionDr. Geoffrey Bothun, Dr. Animesh Pan
9Ila ColletteWildlife and Conservation Biology Coastal and Environmental FellowThe observed biodiversity of amphibians and reptiles in the North WoodsDr. Michelle Peach, Dr. Brett Still
10Laura ColonCivil EngineeringScience and Engineering FellowMicroplastics characterization using novel techniquesDr. Vinka Craver
11Nathan Conde-HaneyMarine Biology Science and Engineering FellowCOVID-19's Effect on The World's Most Famous Ecotourism Spot- Stingray City, Cayman IslandsDr. Bradley Wetherbee
12Kelsie Dakessian Environmental Science and ManagementCoastal and Environmental FellowMonitoring sulfidic materials in subaqueous soils in Long Island Sound Dr. Mark Stolt, Kelly Addy Lowder
13Grace DandeneauMarine BiologyCoastal and Environmental FellowIdentifying pregnancy in New England Cottontails, Sylvilagus transitionalis, using non-invasive hormone analysisDr. Justin Richard
14Sofia DaSilvaGeology and Geological OceanographyCoastal and Environmental FellowAssessing the correlation between chloride concentrations and harmful algal blooms in Rhode Island water bodiesElizabeth Herron
15Julie De AlencarBiotechnologyScience and Engineering FellowSite Suitability Assessment and Composition Analysis of Culiseta melanura Habitats in Wetlands: A key approach to effective EEEV controlDr. Janelle Couret, Domingo Medina Lora
16Yaceiry De La Cruz CalderonBiological Science Coastal and Environmental FellowHow has the pH and alkalinity of Lower Kickemuit Reservoir and Upper Kickemuit Impoundment changed since 2021 and what this tells usElizabeth Herron
17Corinne DeAngelisWildlife and Conservation BiologyCoastal and Environmental FellowIs Artifical Intelligence accurate in identifying New England Cottontail, Sylvilagus transitionalis, on trail camera footage?Dr. T.J. McGreevy, Andrea Petrullo
18Megan DeLaurierEnvironmental Science and ManagementCoastal and Environmental FellowEvaluating Particle Size Distribution for Carbon StorageDr. Mark Stolt, Kelly Addy Lowder
19Nicholas DurinziBiological SciencesCoastal and Environmental FellowSurvey of parasitoids of native planthoppers in Rhode Island: Is there a potential for future management of Spotted Lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula)?Dr. Lisa Tewksbury
20Grace FirstMarine BiologyCoastal and Environmental FellowRelationships between Morphology and Ecology of Three Atlantic Shark SpeciesDr. Bradley Wetherbee
21James GbabaCell and Molecular BiologyScience and Engineering FellowInvestigating the role of the FANCD2 gene within Neuronal DifferentiationDr. Niall Howlett
22Abigail GillBiological Sciences, Environmental Science and ManagementCoastal and Environmental FellowMonitoring beech leaf disease (BLD) in South Kingstown, RIBeth Dickson, Julia Landstreet
23Jezell GreenCell and Molecular Biology-BioChemistry Coastal and Environmental FellowDeveloping an Innovative Ecological Management Strategy to Control EEE Virus by Targeting Resting Behavior of Culiseta Melanura (Diptera:Culicidae)Dr. Janelle Couret
24Charlotte HallEnvironmental Science and ManagementCoastal and Environmental FellowAmerican burying beetle population management and monitoring on Block Island, RIScott B. Comings
25Brittany HanleyWildlife and Conservation BiologyCoastal and Environmental FellowThe genetics of New England cottontail (Sylvilagus transitionalis) conservationDr. T.J. McGreevy, Diana Beltrán
26El HartshornMarine Biology, Gender and Women's Studies Science and Engineering FellowPopulation fluctuations of Lacuna vincta snails on algae in Narragansett Bay, RIDr. Niels-Viggo S. Hobbs
27Hannah HoracePharmDCoastal and Environmental FellowGrowing Daucus Carota subsp. sativus (carrot) in fabric mulchesDr. Rebecca Brown
28Kayla KleinbauerWildlife and Conservation BiologyCoastal and Environmental FellowAssessing occupancy and abundance of Sacramento Mountain salamanders (Aneides hardii) in relation to tree height and cover in Lincoln National Forest, New MexicoDr. Nancy Karraker, Marissa Ardovino, Dr. Rachel Loehman
29Meghan LeddyWildlife and Conservation BiologyCoastal and Environmental FellowAssessing nest microhabitat preferences among Common Terns (Sterna hirundo)Dr. Peter Paton
30Elise LePagePharmDCoastal and Environmental FellowNanoparticle Warfare: Bacteria Membrane Vesicles Influence Biofilm Formation of Competitors Dr. David Rowley
31Joseph LoPrestiMarine Biology Coastal and Environmental FellowUnderstanding Deep Sea Ecology: Community composition within Deep Sea Hydrothermal Vent communities within the Lau BasinKristofer Gomes, Dr. Andy Davies
32Levi LouisGeology and Geological OceanographyCoastal and Environmental FellowThe Rhode Island Coastal Hazard, Analysis, Modeling, and Prediction System (RI-CHAMP)Dr. Austin Becker, Dr. Isaac Ginis, and Noah Hallisey
33Susanna MajkutOcean EngineeringScience and Engineering FellowEvaluating the use of an autonomous surface vehicle for conducting bay scallop surveys in the Pt. Judith Salt pondDr. Christopher Roman
34Olivia MazzoneMarine BiologyCoastal and Environmental FellowHabitat preferences of the Threespot Damselfish: Evaluating the quality of different corals from the perspective of a habitat generalistDr. Graham Forrester
35Brooklyn MitchellMarine Biology, Wildlife and Conservation BiologyCoastal and Environmental FellowHow location within a tank affects microplastic accumulation in the Eastern Oyster, Crassostrea VirginicaDr. Coleen Suckling
36Christina MonkPlant Sciences- Sustainable Crop ProductionCoastal and Environmental FellowIncreasing fruit quality and yield for husk cherries (Physalis pruinosa) in New EnglandDr. Rebecca Brown
37John MotaWildlife & Conservation Biology Coastal and Environmental FellowBiosurveillance of the invasive Emerald Ash Borer (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) using a nesting ground wasp Cerceris fumipennisDr. Lisa Tewksbury
38Nikita Noyes-MartelBiological Sciences Science and Engineering FellowChemotactic Responses of C. elegans Worms with fcd-2 MutationDr. Niall Howlett
39Oluwatosin OkeleCivil Engineering, Industrial & Systems EngineeringScience and Engineering FellowIntegrating diverse perspectives: The impact of URI College of Engineering’s partnership within the Northeast Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority ParticipationDr. Charles A. Watson
40Lizzy OmotoyeBiology and Gender Women StudiesScience and Engineering FellowAugmenting Manissean Public Memory, Sense of Place, and Belonging on Block IslandDr. Amelia Moore and Dr. Madison Jones
41Alberto PazCell Molecular BiologyCoastal and Environmental FellowResponses of calcareous foraminifera in Rhode Island salt marshes to ocean acidification Dr. Zhang, Christopher Power
42Kate PerzanowskiBiological SciencesCoastal and Environmental FellowBumble and honey bee selective visitation to four clover species and common selfhealDr. Steven Alm , Julia Vieira
43Joey PintadoWildlife and Conservation Biology Coastal and Environmental FellowEffect of Dusky Arion (Arion subfuscus) mucus on growth and defense of black mustard (Brassica nigra)Dr. Evan Preisser
44Madison ReaganEnvironmental Science and Management, Environmental EconomicsEngineering and Environmental Compliance InternImpacts of glycol on water quality surrounding the Burlington Internatinal Airport Larry Lackey, Catie Calabrese, Dr. Soni Pradhanang
45Lindsey ReimelsMarine Biology Coastal and Environmental FellowAn Exploratory Study on the Interactions Between Baleen and Microplastics Dr. Andrew Davies, Sarah Davis
46Hector Santiago AlvarezBiotechnologyCoastal and Environmental FellowExploring Genetic Diversity and Population Differentiation of Horseshoe Crabs in Southern New England through ddRAD SequencingDr. Jonathan Puritz
47Talia ScottWldlife and Conservation Biology, Africana Studies minor: Sustainability Coastal and Environmental FellowAugmenting Manissean Public Memory, Sense of Place, and Belonging on Block IslandDr. Amelia Moore and Dr. Madison Jones
48Maricarmen SernaEnvironmental Economics, Marine BiologyHollings ScholarWinter Killer Whale Distribution: Two Decades of Coastal Surveys Reveal Survey EfficiencyBrad Hanson, Candice Emmons
49Madison StetsonGeology and Geological Oceanography Coastal and Environmental FellowInvestigation of Trace Gases in Rhode Island's coastal groundwater wellsDr. Serena Moseman-Valtierra, Dr. Dawn Cardace, PhD Candidate Cybele Collins
50Michael TavaresWildlife and Conservation Biology, Environmental Science and ManagementCoastal and Environmental FellowAboveground hardwood carbon weight and tree species density in the North WoodsDr. Brett Still, Dr. Michelle Peach
51Emily ThiboutotEnvironmental Science and ManagementCoastal and Environmental FellowA simple ecological index for guiding residential tick control decision-makingDr. Thomas Mather
52Kelsey TichenorEnvironmental Science and ManagementCoastal and Environmental FellowWhat is causing the harmful algal blooms in Tiogue Lake?Elizabeth Herron
53Alyson TorinoWildlife and Conservation Biology, Environmental Science and ManagementCoastal and Environmental FellowMonitoring of lily leaf beetle (Lilioceris Lilii) parasitoids in New England Dr. Lisa Tewksbury
54Elise VanLuinenBiotechnology, Cell and Molecular Biology (Biochemistry)Science and Engineering FellowSynthesizing a Reference Genome for Centropogon CornutusDr. Rachel Schwartz
55Sinna VaughanWildlife and Conservation BiologyCoastal and Environmental FellowSurveying Rhode Island’s Native Forbs for Roadside Adaptation and Pollinator Benefits Dr. Rebecca Brown
56Noah WaiteBiotechnologyScience and Engineering FellowLong-read data reveals gene copies confounding species relationships in plant family Campanulaceae Dr. Rachel Schwartz
57Cierra WestbrookMarine BiologyScience and Engineering FellowWhat are the effects of sewage effluent on the Eastern Oyster during early life stages?Dr. Jonathan Puritz
58Kaitlyn WhiteEnvironmental Science and ManagementCoastal and Environmental FellowImpact of Soil Moisture on Snout Vent Length (SVL) of the Sacramento Mountain Salamander (Aneides hardii) in Lincoln National Forest, New Mexico​Dr. Karraker, Marissa Ardovino, Dr. Rachel Loehman
59Erin WildesMarine Affairs, Marine BiologyCoastal and Environmental FellowUnderstanding how Coastal Stressors affect selectively bred Eastern Oysters (Crassostrae virginica)Dr. Jonanthan Puritz
60Katherine ZmichEnvironmental Science and ManagementCoastal and Environmental FellowHeat Treatment for the management of Honeybee's greatest threat, Varroa destructorDr. Steven Alm, Casey Johnson

student presenter’s and their research topics

Energy Fellows Oral Presentation Schedule: 12:00-3:15 PM

TimeStudent Name & MajorPresentation TitlePlacement
12:10:00Noah Cloutier,
Environmental & Natural Resource Economics
Facilitating Behavior Change: The Green Thinker ProgramAudubon Society of RI
12:22:00Connor Allamby,
Computer Science
Implementing an Intrusion Detection System for a Smart GridURI Smart Grid Security Research Group
12:34:00Emily Ferrara,
Environmental & Natural Resource Economics
Rhode Island Solar Siting and Town CodeGreen Development LLC
12:46:00Erik Carlson,
PhD Astrophysics
Distribution Network Defense - Protecting Tomorrow's Smart Homes TodayURI Smart Grid Security Research Group
12:58:00John Biller,
Environmental & Natural Resource Economics
Setting an Energy Efficiency Standard: The First Step to Meeting Providence's Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions GoalsProvidence Sustainability Office
01:10:00Gage Blanchflower,
Mechanical Engineering
Incentivizing Change: A look at the power of cash rebates to reach energy reduction goalsRISE Engineering
01:22:00Katie Hampston,
Mechanical Engineering
How Smart Grids Can Keep Us SafeURI Smart Grid Security Research Group
01:34:00Kurta Beyan,
Environmental & Natural Resource Economics
Increasing Energy Literacy in Rhode Island through Research and outreachURI Cooperative Extension
01:55:00Serena Russell,
Environmental & Natural Resource Economics
Renewable Energy Fund: Support and Growth of Clean Energy in RIRI Commerce Corp. - Renewable Energy Fund
02:05:00Caitlyn Rodriguez,
Business / Environmental & Natural Resource Economics
Incentives for Change: Energy Efficiency for MunicipalitiesRhode Island Energy
02:20:00Alyssa Bailey,
RIAgEP: Agricultural Programs and Support for Farmers in RIRI Office of Energy Resources
02:30:00Josh Fishbein,
Industrial & Systems Engineering
100% Renewable Energy in Rhode Island by 2033: What's the plan?RI Office of Energy Resources
02:45:00Pumee Rojchanaborworn,
MS Ocean Engineering
A Path to Overcoming Energy Efficiency Challenges in Rhode IslandRhode Island Energy
02:55:00Natalie Bishop,
Marine Affairs / Environmental & Natural Resource Economics
The Importance of Communications on Energy Policy ImplementationRI Office of Energy Resources
03:05:00Andrew Masciotti,
Supply Chain Analysis: The Future of Offshore WindXodus Consulting

Coastal & Environmental and Science & Engineering Fellows Poster Presentations: 2:00 – 3:30 PM

Poster NumberStudent Name & MajorFellowship ProgramPoster TitleMentor
1Molly Ahern, Environmental Science and ManagementCoastal and EnvironmentalMapping young forest in Rhode Island: Using GIS to assess change in early successional habitat since 2011Dr. Jason Parent
2Oliver Allamby, Geology and Geological OceanographyCoastal and EnvironmentalUnderstanding distribution of blue carbon in Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Massachusetts tidal marsh soilsDr. Mark Stolt, Joseph Manetta
3Aren Antranik, BiologyScience and EngineeringDetermining phosphate levels in the septic tankDr. Alissa Cox, Owen Placido
4Sarah Barry, Environmental and Natural Resource EconomicsCoastal and EnvironmentalAssessing water quality in Southern New EnglandElizabeth Herron
5Jacqueline Brabants, Environmental Science and ManagementCoastal and EnvironmentalAssessing the spatial relationship between onsite wastewater treatment systems (OWTS) and nitrogen pollution of southern Rhode Island’s coastal pondsDr. Alissa Cox,
Owen Placido
6Jacob Bross, Biotechnology and Chemical EngineeringCoastal and EnvironmentalNew England Cottontail Conservation:
A sequencing and genetics approach
Dr. T.J. McGreevy, Diana Beltran
7Isabella Caldwell, Animal Science and TechnologyCoastal and EnvironmentalAnthelmintic Activity of Bacillus thuringiensis Crystal Protein X Against Haemonchus contortus in LambsDr. Katherine Petersson
8Hailee Carlson, Biological SciencesCoastal and EnvironmentalTesting the survival rates of Crassostrea virginica when exposed to coastal stressorsDr. Jonathan Puritz,
Dr. Alexandra Hooks
9Sydney Charette, Animal Science & Technology, Pre-VetCoastal and EnvironmentalExploring the importance of Tropodithietic acid (TDA) production in marine probiotic Phaeobacter inhibens S4 when in competition with pathogenic bacteria Vibrio coralliilyticus RE22Dr. Marta Gomez-Chiarri, Jessica Coppersmith
10Taya Clements, Marine BiologyCoastal and EnvironmentalThe impact of temperature and land-use on the distribution of Brook trout in Rhode Island streamsDr. Graham Forrester
11Lillian Collyer, Wildlife Conservation BiologyCoastal and EnvironmentalAnalyzing macrohabitat to assess abundance of threatened Sacramento Mountain salamanderDr. Nancy Karraker
12Ryan Corvese, Environmental Science and ManagementCoastal and EnvironmentalMapping plant communities and rare plants on South Kingstown Land Trust propertiesTyler Maikath
13Lydia Cross, Marine BiologyScience and EngineeringTesting larval oyster survival in natural and artificial seawaterDr. Jonathan Puritz,
Dr. Alexandra Hooks
14Eva Davet, Civil EngineeringScience and EngineeringOptimizing street sweeping to reduce water runoff pollution in urban areasAndrew Sheerin
15Jessica Devlin, Biological SciencesScience and EngineeringInvestigation of potential protein biomarkers for Cerebral Amyloid Angiopathy in different disease stages of rTg-DI
Rat Model
Dr. William Van Nostrand
Dr. Joseph Schrader
16Justin DiGennaro, Environmental Science and ManagementCoastal and EnvironmentalMapping Cyanobacteria in Rhode Island lakes and pondsElizabeth Herron
17Emily Drappeau, Marine Biology and Marine AffairsHollings ScholarAnthropogenic Sound Sources in Expanded Southern Resident Killer Whale Critical Habitat: Understanding and identifying potential threats to Southern Resident Killer WhalesCandice Emmons, M. Bradley Hanson
18Willow Dunster, Marine Biology and Marine AffairsCoastal and EnvironmentalMorphometric adaptations to different life histories in three Atlantic Shark speciesDr. Bradley Wetherbee
19Hana-lei Evans, Marine BiologyCoastal and EnvironmentalHow light availability affects Coral Calice morphologyDr. Carlos Prada, Taylor Lindsay
20Noah Goldthwait, Wildlife Conservation BiologyCoastal and EnvironmentalAssessing the relationship between Sacramento Mountain Salamander (Aneides hardii) snout-vent length and microhabitat conditionsDr. Nancy Karraker
21Megan Graff, Wildlife and Conservation BiologyCoastal and EnvironmentalEffect of site quality on home range size of American Woodcock (Scoloplax minor) and Eastern Whip-poor-will (Antrostomus vociferus)Dr. Scott McWilliams, Liam Corcoran
22Sara Hamada Mohamed, Biomedical EngineeringScience and EngineeringDevelopment of NeoTex an Advanced Neonatal Monitoring System for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)Dr. Kunal Mankodiya,
Dr. Dhaval Solanki
23Maris Harty, Plant ScienceCoastal and EnvironmentalDoes fertilizer type matter?Dr. Rebecca Brown
24Brett Holden, Wildlife and Conservation BiologyCoastal and EnvironmentalComparison of Nesting Phenology of Eastern Towhees at sites managed for American WoodcockDr. Scott McWilliams, Megan Grey
25Piper Hunt, GeosciencesCoastal and EnvironmentalPaleoenvironment Reconstruction Post Cretaceous-Paleogene (K-Pg) Mass ExtinctionDr. David Fastovsky, Rebecca Naprstek
26Sloan Keller, Environmental Science and ManagementCoastal and EnvironmentalThe effects of land use change over time on wood turtle (Glyptemys insculpta) occurrence in Rhode IslandDr. Nancy Karraker,
Chloe Johnson
27Maureen Kennedy, Biological SciencesCoastal and EnvironmentalPlastic shore litter as a source of microplastic pollution in bodies of freshwaterDr. Andrew Davies, Dr. Coleen Suckling, Sarah Davis
28Emma Lokey, Biomedical EngineeringScience and EngineeringRehabilitation Bike for Motor-Impaired PatientsDr. Kunal Mankodiya, Dr. Dhaval Solanki
29Latsany Lopez, BiotechnologyScience and EngineeringArtisanal fishers and food security in Rhode IslandDr. Melva Treviño Peña,
Jami Miller
30Ellie Madigan, Marine Biology and Wildlife and Conservation BiologyCoastal and EnvironmentalThe impact of Hurricane Irma on the mortality and morphology of restored and wild Elkhorn coral (Acropora palmata) in the British Virgin IslandsDr. Graham Forrester
31Jayden R. Messier, Wildlife and Conservation BiologyCoastal and EnvironmentalThe effects of landscape composition on wood turtle (Glyptemys insculpta) occurrence in Rhode IslandDr. Nancy Karraker,
Chloe Johnson
32Sophia Motta, Geological OceanographyCoastal and EnvironmentalIs saltwater in your drinking water?
Seasonal impacts on electrical conductivity
Dr. Thomas Boving, Jeeban Panthi
33Alexandra Moura, Marine AffairsCoastal and EnvironmentalGrowth and survival of wild and selectively bred oysters in Rhode IslandDr. Marta Gomez-Chiarri, Rob Hudson
34Angela Nolan, BiotechnologyCoastal and EnvironmentalMonitoring the genetic distribution of the Eastearn Cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus)Dr. Thomas McGreevy,
Dr. Diana Beltrán
35Arianne Parvaresh-Rizi, Biomedical EngineeringScience and EngineeringEnhanced Macrophage Uptake via DPPS-Loaded Spray Dried MicroparticlesDr. Samantha Meenach
36Alberto Paz, Cell and Molecular BiologyScience and EngineeringSimulating cryopreservation strategies for increasing the rate of genetic gain in aquaculture selective breeding programsDr. Thomas Delomas
37Halle Peterlin, Geological OceanographyCoastal and EnvironmentalOysters, not just a delicacy:
Understanding the reproductive biology of oysters
Dr. Jonathan Puritz,
Dr. Alexandra Hooks
38Benjamin Poepsel, Marine BiologyCoastal and EnvironmentalThe effects of sewage effluent on oyster larval populationsDr. Jonathan Puritz
39Hazelynn Rios, Animal Science and Wildlife and Conservation BiologyScience and EngineeringEvaluation of sampling methods for Hypena opulenta, a biocontrol agent released for management of invasive swallow-wortsDr. Lisa Tewksbury,
Alexandra Johnson
40Naomy Robalo Moreno, Wildlife and Conservation BiologyScience and EngineeringField surveys and rearing of native hoppers to be used in host range testing for biological control of spotted lanternflyDr. Lisa Tewksbury
41Hector Santiago, BiotechnologyScience and EngineeringComparing extracted DNA/RNA concentrations from oyster gill and mantle tissues utilized in EecSeq For exome surveyingDr. Jonathan Puritz, Jacob Green
42Maricarmen Serna, Marine Biology and Environmental EconomicsScience and EngineeringTemporal trends in the composition and social network of Southern Stingrays at Stingray City, Cayman IslandsDr. Bradley Wetherbee
43Zoe Scipioni, Marine Biology and Wildlife Conservation BiologyCoastal and EnvironmentalThe effects of abiotic and biotic factors on the New England cottontail (Sylvilagus transitionalis)Dr. Thomas McGreevy, Andrea Petrullo
44Vivian Stansell, Wildlife Biology and Marine BiologyCoastal and EnvironmentalBreeding behavior of the New England cottontail rabbitDr. Justin Richard
45Deanna Torres, Marine BiologyScience and EngineeringCOVID-19 Pandemic forces Southern Stingrays (Hypanus americanus) to social distanceDr. Bradley Wetherbee, Colby Kresge
46Kali Vanderlaan, Ocean EngineeringScience and EngineeringInvestigation of the vertical stress thresholds of helical anchorsDr. Christopher Baxter, Dr. Aaron Bradshaw, Hannah Miller
47Ashley Velzis, Marine BiologyCoastal and EnvironmentalIngestion and accumulation of microplastics by the Blue Crab (Callinectes sapidus)Dr. Andrew Davies, Dr. Coleen Suckling, Sarah Davis
48Ashley Volk, Environmental Science and ManagementCoastal and EnvironmentalGeographic Information System (GIS) mapping of long-term well data in Rhode IslandDr. Soni M. Pradhanang, Mamoon Ismail, Jeeban Panthi
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