18th Annual Virtual Symposium-April 29, 2022

Thank you to everyone who attended the 18th Annual Aresty Undergraduate Research Symposium!

Each spring, the Aresty Research Center hosts a university-wide Undergraduate Research Symposium. A celebration of scholarship and creative activity, the Symposium is a chance for undergraduates to present a paper or poster on their findings to an audience of faculty, peers, and corporate and community partners. 

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Aresty will be hosting a modified in-person Undergraduate Research Symposium. 

The research presentations at the Symposium will range across the sciences, social sciences, humanities, and arts. This unique event, which is one of the largest undergraduate research celebrations in the country, is a rare opportunity to engage with some of the most exciting research at Rutgers all in one place.

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Abit Bassey Nutrients in physiological and biochemical support of detoxification in mosquito larvae.
Agaiby Sandy Decarbonization and bioenergy carbon capture and storage
Ahmed Khansa NETWORKS OF EMPOWERMENT: YOUTH, GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP AND COMBATING EXTREMISM IN THE 21ST CENTURY
Ajmal Sharia Learning to Think: Through Direct Instruction or Inquiry?
Alvarez Elizabeth Child Language Acquisition and Psycholinguistic Experiments
Amanullah Sana An intervention to decrease stigma and increase teamwork among interprofessional healthcare providers to decrease health disparities
Amanullah Noor Office for University Strategy Research Assistant
Ananthu Abimanyu AN APPROACH TO 

DISPOSING OF UNWANTED HAIR FROM HOME
 
Aranda Alzamora Adrian Mining the "Green" Energy Frontier in Latin America
Archakam Sobhana The Effects of Visual Chunking Accommodation for Students with Geometry Difficulties 
Arslan Aania "In Memory of the Voices We Have Lost:" Feminist Digital Archives Hub 
Aryasomayajula Aravind Determining cholesterol and fatty acids requirements for the growth of the Lyme disease spirochete.
Ashraf Usman Investigating patterns and predictors of problem drinking and alcohol use disorder in adolescence, young adulthood, midlife and older adulthood from a lifespan development perspective
Azcona Maricruz Heritage Speakers of Spanish and Spanish-English Codeswitching Strategies: A Psycholinguistic Study
Bankauskas Vita Yeast Phosphatidylinositol Synthase 
Barbosa Couto Gustavo Quantum Catalysis to Develop New Energy Technologies
Battaglia Bianca Planning the launch of a humanities research journal
Bhavsar Avni Design of Transition Metal Phosphide Electrocatalysts for Electrocatalytic CO2 Reduction
Blazeska Meggi Graphic Criticism--Digital Analysis of Literary Texts
Bloom Niklas Bank Supervision and Financial Stability
Borgaonkar Yogini Using Artificial Intelligence for Next-Generation Intelligent Transportation Systems
Brown Sophie Graphic Criticism--Digital Analysis of Literary Texts
Brzostek Olivia Cystine Diamides as Inhibitors of Cystine Stone Formation for Cystinuria
Campo Ashley The History of Covid-19 at Rutgers
Cannon Jack Research on Slip Coefficients of Metallic Coatings
Cardinale Christopher Altered c-fos Expression in NOP KO and WT Mice Following LPS Administration and OF/Novel Object Behavioral Testing
Cascia Patrick Sustainable Acaricides Treatments to Control the Asian Longhorned Tick
Chen Yongqi Statistical Analysis of Human Development and Behavior Genetics
Chhabra Insha Protein production for solid-state NMR based structural biology
Chihoub Anis Privacy-preserving data visualization
Choudhury Tasnova Meta-Analysis of Social Skills Interventions for Youth with ADHD
Chundi Gnaneswar Using Photosystem II microcrystals to study the structure and kinetics on the water oxidizing complex 
Clarke Emily Developing metal-organic framework materials for chemical sensing and gas separation applications
Clervil Lynelle An intervention to decrease stigma and increase teamwork among interprofessional healthcare providers to decrease health disparities
Correa Kate Racial Boundary-Making, Advertising, and the Electric Guitar 
Costa Maris Geoinformatics for Environment and Evolution in the Turkana Basin, Kenya
D'Albero Diana Dating strike-slip faulting in rift basins along eastern North America using a novel isotopic dating technique
Dadi Khyathi Exploring connections between Volcano Crater Shape and Eruption Style
Dadika Paige Effect of Exposure on the Development of Auditory Evoked Lateralization
Dalessio Kevin Cohort Studies of Drug Users
Damle Nikhil Data Mining of Cancer Growth Pathways
Daniel Simon How Therapy Works with Anxious and Depressed Youth
Dasgupta Suchindram Mathematical Adventures in One-Dimensional Relativistic Physics
Degregorio Gabriella Learning to Think: Through Direct Instruction or Inquiry?
Denis Laura Participation in and Evaluation of a Regional Community-Based Health Coalition Project 
Dias Aiden Community-based German Language Schools in the US: History and Current Status
Dilloian Matthew Aquaculture through stripe bass and duckweed
Dolunay Nihal Eugenic Sterilization in North Carolina
Dong Robyn Transportation Infrastructure Asset Management, Risk, Resilience and Life Cycle Cost Analysis (LCCA)
Doyle Fiona Early Childhood Education Policy
Dukes Jessamyn Developing Principled Digitalized Interactive Components of Geometry Items to Assess Performance of Students Disadvantaged in Traditional Assessment
Einhorn Kayla Child Language Acquisition and Psycholinguistic Experiments
Fallah Zahra Religious Minorities in Iran and the Middle East
Feltri Samantha Meta-Analysis of Social Skills Interventions for Youth with ADHD
Ferrales Steven NETWORKS OF EMPOWERMENT: YOUTH, GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP AND COMBATING EXTREMISM IN THE 21ST CENTURY
Ferrer Jasmine Cross-linguistic Study of Meaning
Ficken Karolyn Investigating Bacteriophages as a Novel Therapeutic Method in Reducing the Viability of C. acnes
Finkelstein Michael Joint Maintenance and Reconfiguration Decision-Making in Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems
Forsman Anna The Ramapough Lunaape and the Ringwood Mines Superfund Site - History, Culture, Education, and Environmental Justice
Gallon Sebastian CRISPR-gene editing of Arabidopsis susceptibility genes to improve powdery mildew disesase resistance
Gamarra Vanessa International Early Childhood Interventions: A Meta-Analysis
Garcia Bennett Artificial Intelligence for Railroad Grade Crossing Analytics
Ghanima Abdullah CODE: Crowd Optimized Design of Environments 
Gheewalla Aashna Alcohol Use and Writing Experiment (Project A.W.E)
Giz Jacqueline Archivio Digitale Boncompagni Ludovisi
Glazewski Nicholas Testing Catnip extracts on the Repellency and Behavior of Ticks
Gore Daniel Spacecraft onboard calibration emulations through UAV sensor calibrations in flight
Gosevska Anita WAM! Women in Art Music
GRINDALL CORMAC Morse theory on singular spaces
Guan Hongyuan Mechanisms for mitochondrial quality control in Alzheimer’s disease, and its impact on neuropathology
Guo Annabel Effect of HDAC Inhibitors on Acetylation in the Avian Auditory Cortex Following Sound Exposure
Gupta Arpan Understanding correlated error events in quantum computers
Gupta Ashna Understanding quality and the determinants of learning differences in New Jersey. 
Gutowska Anna How ethnic minorities access COVID related information online
Hadley James Decisions under Stochastic Wealth Generating Processes
Hammerdahl Kathleen The Ramapough Lunaape and the Ringwood Mines Superfund Site - History, Culture, Education, and Environmental Justice
Haran Alicja The rise of right-wing populism and the crisis of democracy.
Hatton Caroline Evaluating Systems of Supports for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Henning Amanda The Quest for Legitimacy: Exploring the Role of Social Media in Social Entrepreneurship
Horvath Laszlo Youth with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): A Single Case Experimental Study of the Effectiveness of Classroom Based  Services
Hsieh Nicole Cross-linguistic Study of Meaning
Hu Kam Shan Life and Death
Hu Kam Shan Effects on Pah1 function after deletion of C-terminus acidic tail by site-directed mutagenesis 
Huang Yiyi The Effects of Visual Chunking Accommodation for Students with Geometry Difficulties 
Iftikhar Fiza Alcohol Intake - Genetic and Social Influence
Indiran Aishvarya Decarbonization and bioenergy carbon capture and storage
Iyer Pritika Computational design of novel enzyme catalysts
Jaffri Zehra How do dietary polyphenols promote health? 
Jain Charu "In Memory of the Voices We Have Lost:" Feminist Digital Archives Hub 
Jallow Philippe Role of the Neuropeptide Nociceptin and its Receptor NOP in Neuroinflammation
Janikian Taline The History of Covid-19 at Rutgers
Jaral Hafsa Religious Minorities in Iran and the Middle East
Joshi Jaya Design of Community-Based Biology Curriculum for Middle School
Joshi Jahnvi Mechanisms of action from sulfur and nitrogen mustard gas on the skin
Juarez Rojas Silvia Exosome Mediated Protection against Fusarium Head Blight
Kakirde Aneesh Testing of Composite Beams in Bending 
Kaleem Taha Spectroscopy of superconductors
Karanam Gnana An intervention to decrease stigma and increase teamwork among interprofessional healthcare providers to decrease health disparities
Kasera Aayushi Specialized accelerator computer hardware for scientific simulations
Kashibhatla Sowmyashree The American Project: Voting Rights vs. Voting Security
Kc Garima The Young Elected Leaders Project
Khan Arsala Assessing tick-borne disease prevalence in Hunterdon County, NJ.
Khan Ramish Mechanism of Action of Sulfur and Nitrogen Mustard Blistering Agents on Skin in vitro
Khan Sara Mouse Model of Autism and Parkinson's Disease
Kim Hayoon Social Media in Science Education
Kim Eleanor The Impact of Writing about Racial Discrimination on Essentialist Beliefs
Kirsch-Dziki Zakery Comparative syntax and semantics of first and second language speakers
Kolodziej Melissa Pipeline damage detection, modeling and prediction
Krishnan Meera Pain, Depression and Opioid Use.
Krotenok Anton Bank Supervision and Financial Stability
Kudlak Melissa Addiction: opioid suppression of immune function in rats
Kudva Amogh Alcohol Intake - Genetic and Social Influence
Kumar Mansi Aquaculture through stripe bass and duckweed
Ky Hanson Cancer Prevention Studies by Dietary Phytochemical Compounds
Laemmle Anna Influence of Parental Experience on Zebra Finch Acoustic Perception
Lakhankar Astha Impacts of the Pandemic on Young Children and their Parents
Lee Tiffany STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Professionals' Expertise Communication in Collaborations 
Lee Luna Studies in the perception of prosody and intonation
Lee Kathryn The Myth of Checks and Balances and the Crisis of American Democracy
Lee Jacqueline Transportation Infrastructure Asset Management, Risk, Resilience and Life Cycle Cost Analysis (LCCA)
Lee Ethan Using Artificial Intelligence for Next-Generation Intelligent Transportation Systems
Letourneau Luke CODE: Crowd Optimized Design of Environments 
Leung Alyssa Chloroplasts as Platform for Regulated Expression of Therapeutic Proteins in Plants
Lin Annie Statistical Analysis of Human Development and Behavior Genetics
Liu Shuyang Modeling Human Diseases with Yeast and Mice
Lucas Erika Child Language Acquisition and Psycholinguistic Experiments
Macdonell Avery CBD and menopause
Mahalingam Ananya Machine Learning in Genetics Research
Mahendru Archna Lipid Binding Proteins and mammalian metabolism 
Mallangada Nia Transportation Infrastructure Asset Management, Risk, Resilience and Life Cycle Cost Analysis (LCCA)
Mancini Lindsay Alcohol Use and Writing Experiment (Project A.W.E)
Mandava Sreeram Using Artificial Intelligence for Next-Generation Intelligent Transportation Systems
Mangrolia Brijesh Large area 3D printing of thermosets
Manthena Vaishnavi How do you make a computer program run really, really fast?
Mao Phoebe Child Language Acquisition and Psycholinguistic Experiments
Martinez Savannah CBD and menopause
Masanam Manik Functional Systems in the Brain
Mathai Ashley Co-speech gesture alignment with prosodic structure: head nods and eyebrow movements 
McGee John The Myth of Checks and Balances and the Crisis of American Democracy
McGinley Christopher Investigation Into The Roles of Conserved Amino Acids For The Function of The Metal Ion Homeostasis Protein YlaN
Mehr Jacqueline Using Fiber Photometry Recordings to Probe Orexin System Activation in a Rodent Model of Binge Eating Disorder
Meshoyrer Emanuel Food consumption behavior of American adults: What we eat, where we eat (FAH or FAFH?), and how that impacts our nutrition and health 
Miller Jonathan Exploring connections between Volcano Crater Shape and Eruption Style
Mirza Muhammed Cancer Prevention Studies by Dietary Phytochemical Compounds
Mitrovic Luka Electrolyte Gating on Thin-film Quantum Materials
Mohammad Dania Investigating patterns and predictors of problem drinking and alcohol use disorder in adolescence, young adulthood, midlife and older adulthood from a lifespan development perspective
Montemarano Annalisa Drug Level-Dependent Effects of Fentanyl Self-Administration on Pro-Inflammatory Cytokines and Microglia in Rats
Morales Richard Modeling Human Diseases with Yeast and Mice
Morrison Ari Food consumption behavior of American adults: What we eat, where we eat (FAH or FAFH?), and how that impacts our nutrition and health 
Mostafa Sarah Cancer Prevention Studies by Dietary Phytochemical Compounds
Mowla Shorbon Effects of Polyethylene Terephthalate Microplastics on Danio rerio Cardiac Gene gata4 Expression 
Mukhopadhyay Amisha Impacts of Early Childhood Programs. 
Nair Anakha The Quest for Legitimacy: Exploring the Role of Social Media in Social Entrepreneurship
Narala Bhargava Defining the Properties of Intestinal Stem Cells
Natrajan Durgha Impacts of Early Childhood Programs. 
Ngai Shane Developing Principled Digitalized Interactive Components of Geometry Items to Assess Performance of Students Disadvantaged in Traditional Assessment
Nguyen Danny Bank Supervision and Financial Stability
Ni Peter The American Project: Voting Rights vs. Voting Security
Ogilvie David John Lewis: A Life in Politics
Oplinger Claire WAM! Women in Art Music
Otarola Fatima The Effects of Visual Chunking Accommodation for Students with Geometry Difficulties 
Ozsen Elif The Role of Par3 in Dendritic Spine Morphogenesis In Vivo
Panda Surabhi Using Artificial Intelligence for Next-Generation Intelligent Transportation Systems
Pande Anushka Molecular mechanisms and neural circuits of maternal care and postpartum depression-like behavior in mice
Pannu Karman Alcohol Use and Writing Experiment (Project A.W.E)
Paritsky Jessica Nutrients in physiological and biochemical support of detoxification in mosquito larvae.
Patel Herik Artificial Intelligence for Railroad Grade Crossing Analytics
Patel Riddhi How do dietary polyphenols promote health? 
Patel Dhairy Large area 3D printing of thermosets
Patel Priyansh STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Professionals' Expertise Communication in Collaborations 
Patel Meera The Young Elected Leaders Project
Patel Mahek Youth with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): A Single Case Experimental Study of the Effectiveness of Classroom Based  Services
Patel Heta Pro-inflammatory Cytokine Modulation in Response to Chronic Fentanyl Self-Administration in Rats
Patibanda Neeharika Modern Approaches to Behavioral Analysis of ASD in a Mouse Model
Pavesio Angelica Impacts of the Pandemic on Young Children and their Parents
Philip Jessica Racial Socialization and Health Among a Diverse Sample
Pinnella Michael A Bird’s Eye View of Geology: Evaluating the use of UAVs in Environmental and Geoscience Research and Classrooms
Piscetelli Sean Flying Insects and Flapping Robots
Poulathas Demi Statistical Analysis of Human Development and Behavior Genetics
Pradeep Nanditha Bioprinting of Hydrogels for Tissue Constructs using Machine Learning
Puthur Sukanya Planning the launch of a humanities research journal
Rahman Zanub Effects of Plastic on Naproxen Degradation via a Freshwater Consortium
Ramadan Khaled Modeling and Operations of Manufacturing Systems for Individualized Products
Ravi Mallika How Therapy Works with Anxious and Depressed Youth
Ravi Rupak Using Artificial Intelligence for Next-Generation Intelligent Transportation Systems
Rebernik Olivia Climate Dynamics and Environmental Proxies in the Turkana Basin, Kenya
Reyes George Jarett Evaluation of Pulmonary Toxicity of Inhaled Micro and Nanoplastics 
Richardson Jayana Membrane Lipid Metabolism
Rivera Gabriela Feeling Stressed but Lucky: Do People Make Spontaneous Downward Comparisons When Recounting COVID-19 Stressors?
Rodriguez Ryan Planning the launch of a humanities research journal
Romain Precious-Janae Child Language Acquisition and Psycholinguistic Experiments
Rosen Amy Communicating word meaning across modalities
Roychowdhury Tayana Data Mining of Cancer Growth Pathways
Sadangi Sriya How do dietary polyphenols promote health? 
Saifuddin Umayma Exploring a Self-Regulatory Strategy for Combating Failure Among Women in STEM
Sambath Ramkumar Siddharth Spacecraft onboard calibration emulations through UAV sensor calibrations in flight
Samdani Sarah John Lewis: A Life in Politics
Santorelli Dominick Sustainable Chemicals and Fuels are Now Possible: Development of Earth-abundant Catalysts for the Carbon Dioxide Reduction Reaction
Sathyanarayan Hrishikesh Tire test platform development for transportation safety
Schleppy Michael Understanding correlated error events in quantum computers
Scott Emma Bank Supervision and Financial Stability
Shah Tej Code Search via Deep Learning
Shah Rajvi Understanding mobile genetic element dynamics in mammalian genomes.
Shah Milindi Youth with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): A Single Case Experimental Study of the Effectiveness of Classroom Based  Services
Shamsi Anam How Therapy Works with Anxious and Depressed Youth
Shenouda Mina Religious Minorities in Iran and the Middle East
Shirodkar Amol Cost-effective Bridge Decks for Improved Durability and Extended Service Life
Shrivastava Rachel Bioprinting of Hydrogels for Tissue Constructs using Machine Learning
Shroff Mitali Mechanisms for mitochondrial quality control in Alzheimer’s disease, and its impact on neuropathology
Shvachkin Maxine Brain Activity and Immune Functioning of Rats During Self-Administration of Fentanyl
singh arushi Investigating patterns and predictors of problem drinking and alcohol use disorder in adolescence, young adulthood, midlife and older adulthood from a lifespan development perspective
Singh Swapneil Using Artificial Intelligence for Next-Generation Intelligent Transportation Systems
Sishodia Pratyush Exosome Mediated Protection against Fusarium Head Blight
Sivakumar Aditya Synthesis of New Antimalarials
Solidum Seth Development of ionic polymers
Soni Ria The Effect of Sexually Dimorphic Neuromodulator Expression in the Bed Nucleus of the Stria Terminalis on Motivated Behavior in an Effort-Related Choice Task
Sotirov Vincent Mouse Model of Autism and Parkinson's Disease
Soupios Avery Archivio Digitale Boncompagni Ludovisi
Steinbuchel Emma Evaluating Systems of Supports for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Sudit Elizabeth Graphic Criticism--Digital Analysis of Literary Texts
Sun Chenghao Using Artificial Intelligence for Next-Generation Intelligent Transportation Systems
Suresh Nithyaharini Emerging contaminants in NJ waters
Symonette Dustin Contemporary Music: Project Design & Development
Tapper Ayana Center on the American Governor at the Eagleton Institute of Politics
Taveras Katherine Speech production and perception in adult second language learners
Terani Bijan The Myth of Checks and Balances and the Crisis of American Democracy
Thamma Anitej Machine Learning in Genetics Research
Tonra Sean NETWORKS OF EMPOWERMENT: YOUTH, GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP AND COMBATING EXTREMISM IN THE 21ST CENTURY
Torres Andres Reengineering Agrobacterium for T-DNA delivery to chloroplasts
Trinh Anna Eugenic Sterilization in North Carolina
Tschang Monica Investigating Signaling Mechanisms of Mimetics of a Peptide Derived from the MARCKS Effector Domain Peptide in Spinal Cord Injury Recovery
Turlapati Amruta AN APPROACH TO 

DISPOSING OF UNWANTED HAIR FROM HOME
 
Vaysiberg Mark Morse theory on singular spaces
Venkateswaran Srinidi Investigating the antitumor effects of a drug combination that targets beta-adrenergic, opioidergic receptors and immune checkpoint inhibitor, programmed death-1 (PD-1) receptor antibody on pre-clinic
Vigdor Madison Learning to Think: Through Direct Instruction or Inquiry?
Wagner Gavin Comparing historic maps with contemporary geographic information systems data to identify missing or buried streams
Wenokor Gregory Community-based German Language Schools in the US: History and Current Status
Werkmeister Catherine Insecticide resistance in bed bugs
William Mina Comparative syntax and semantics of first and second language speakers
Wood Duncan Using Artificial Intelligence for Next-Generation Intelligent Transportation Systems
Xia Yuwen Inactivation and Removal of Biofilm in a Model Piping System Using Plasma Activated Water (PAW)
Yang Lucy Aquaculture through stripe bass and duckweed
Yang Andy Quality Engineering for 3D Printing
Yerapathi Suhani Cytokine and Microglial Response to Chronic Fentanyl Self-Administration in Rats
Yin Mira Mechanisms underlying airway hyperresponsiveness
Yu Haolin Threat Assessment and Resilience Analysis for Supply Chain
Zhang Xiaowei CODE: Crowd Optimized Design of Environments 
Zhang Yuege Joint Optimization of Packaging Design and Distribution
Zhuang Katie Artificial Intelligence for Railroad Grade Crossing Analytics
Zielinski Samantha Cross-linguistic Study of Meaning