This special day is held annually to honor students and their faculty mentors in their pursuit of outstanding research, scholarship and creative activities. Student Research Day brings our community together in recognition and understanding of the wide spectrum of research disciplines Wilson students and faculty are involved in as they pursue creative, academic and scholarly achievements. Each student presenter has worked with one or more faculty mentors in exercising their intellectual and creative abilities, which have culminated in the research presented at this event.


2018 Student Research Day Program


Student Research Day Schedule

Friday April 27, 2018


Lenfest Learning Commons

8:50–9:00 a.m. President Mistick opening remarks
9:00–9:50 a.m. Francesca Giustini - Frame of Mind A Novella
  Kirsten Bilger - Untitled Novella
  Raymond Kerr - Much Ado About Villainy
10:00–10:50 a.m. Michael Montana - Casino Royale is Too Much for One 007: James Bond and Adaptation
  Frances Caroscio - American Myths and Historical Narratives: The Contemporary American Frontier Novel
  Susan Davies - Changing the Nature of Society: The Media and Individuals on the Autism Spectrum
11:00–11:30 a.m. Cathy Rice, Elsa Schaefer, Desiree Serrano, Katie Shank - Health Care in Dominican Bateyes
1:30–2:20 a.m. Sarah Taylor-Foltz - After the Anti-Hero: The Post-Antihero and His Significance in the Melodramatic Mode
  Stephanie Peebles - Training the Assistance Dog
  Aurora Ortiz - Not Mexican Enough, Not American Either: Reading the Chicano Experience Through a Psychological Lens in Bless Me, Ultima and The House on Mango Street

Lunch/Poster Session in Lenfest Commons 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Appenzellar-Buchanan Dance Studio

11:40-11:55 a.m. Shannon McKenzie VCR

Brooks Auditorium

8:50–9:00 a.m. Dean Heil opening remarks
9:00–9:50 a.m. Aurora Ortiz - Stress and Depression Among Hispanic English Language Learners
  Abigail Selman - A Comparison of Stress Levels Between Traditional and Nontraditional Students
  Justine Commero - The Effects of an Art Activity on Perceived Stress Levels of College Students
10:00–10:50 a.m. Kirstin Lehman - Investigation of Possible Points of Contamination by Lactobacillus and Pediococcus in a Microbrewery
  Amanda Haase - Comparison of Factors that Affect the Ethanol Concentration in Blood During Putrefaction
  Karis Daniel - Validating Fecal DNA Technologies for Ungulate Conservation
11:00–11:30 a.m. Roger Shaffer - Exploring Discontinuities in Pillage Games
  Kirsten Bilger, Katie Shank, Hong Nguyen - ACP-CMA College Media Convention
1:30–2:20 p.m. Amanda Waxman - Bringing Humane Education to the American Classroom
  Michele Rogers - Wilson College Then and Now, Progress Towards Sustainability
  Patricia Mari-Marquez - Not Just Black and White
2:30–3:20 p.m. Jaelynn Ruble - The True Legacy of King
  Frances Caroscio, Heather Ellerbrock, Timothy Horn, Patricia Mari-Marquez, Stephanie Peebles, Araceli Garcia Ramirez, Jaelynn Ruble, Taylor Sandford, Rachel Stoner, Luori Zhuma with John Elia and Dave True - Notes from the Road: The MLK Travel Seminar
3:20–3:40 p.m. Dasia Edwards – Talking Dogs in Miguel Cervantes’ Coloquio de los perros
3:40–4:10 p.m. Deborah Rifflard - The Effects of Probiotics on Canine Weight and Fecal Fat Content