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Come hear students in Psychology, History, Political Science, Criminology, Chemistry, and General Education classes present posters summarizing their research at the Spring Symposium for Research and Creative Inquiry on April 24th.


Stop by the Blackwell Ballroom between 10:15 and 11:15 AM to hear about their diverse research projects. 


Students from Dr. Sarai Blincoe's and Dr. Stephanie Buchert's Psychology 461- Senior Seminar classes will present various topics including:

- The Irony of Inaccurate Eyewitness Testimony: A Study of Crime Violence and Interviewer Correction

- Drink Temperature and the Perception of Likeability

- Stopping Stigma Towards Bipolar Disorder: Educational Videos vs Personal Messages

- The Short-Term Effects the Media has on Perception of Safety

- Does Family Structure Affect the Perceptions of Children's Academic Performance?


Students from Dr. David Coles and Dr. Steven Isaac's History 461- Senior Seminar classes will present various topics including:

- The Ghosts of World War II

- Republican Motherhood During the American Revolution

- Grace Sherwood the only witch to be prosecuted in the state of Virginia

- The end of Norse Mythology and the beginning of Christianity

- Geography in the Battle of Yorktown


Students from Dr. Virginia Beard's Criminology 461- Senior Seminar class will present various topics including:

- The Impact of Sex, Region of Residence, and Political views towards Capital Punishment

- The impact of political affiliation and college majors on attitudes toward spending on drug addiction

- The impact of socioeconomic status, race, and political views towards freeing the guilty or convicting the innocent

- The Impact of race, gender and age on fear of crime

- The impact of age, political views, and main source of news information on views towards the legalization of marijuana


Students from Dr. Jennifer Cox's Criminology 335- Juvenile Delinquency class will present various topics including:

- School Shooters: What Pushed Them to Offend?

- Risk Factors of Youth Gang Affiliation

- Teen Risk Factors Leading to Substance Abuse

- The Correlation Between Low Levels of Education and Continued Delinquency into Adulthood

- The Inescapable Effects of Parricide


Students from Dr. Sarah Porter's Chemistry 403- Advanced Chemistry Lab II class will present various topics including:

- Methods for the detection and removal of PFOA in drinking water

- The Analysis of Removal of Trichloroethylene from Water with Activated Carbon Filters

- Detection and Quantification of Paraben in Drinking Water

- The Analysis of Removing Trichloroethylene from Wastewater


Students from Dr. Melissa Rhoten's Chemistry 302- Introduction to Chemical Problem Solving class will present various topics including:

- What can be learned about conjugated molecules from their UV-Vis spectra?

- What determines the rate of a reaction?

- Is that water polluted?

- Can we use biological organisms as chemical sensors?


Students from Dr. Alix Fink's General Education 261- Exploring Science in our World class will present various topics including:

- Aquatic Plants

- Fiddler Crab

- The Bay


Students from Dr. N. Scott Cole's Political Science 461- Senior Seminar class will also present their research projects.


and more! Please stop by to hear about the students' research.

Spring Symposium 2018 Posters 1015 to 1115am