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2017 McNair Research Symposium (Day 2)

April 21, 10 a.m.-4:36 p.m.
241 Sims Hall

The Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program is proud to host their Spring 2017 Research Symposium

  • 10:00 a.m.: Jennith Lucas, JN, College of Arts and Sciences, Sociology and Citizenship & Civic Engagement with a minor in Disability Studies
    More than Clients: Blind industrial workers and the struggle to organize at the Chicago Lighthouse for the Blind
    Mentor: Gretchen Purser, Assistant Professor, Sociology
  • 10:23 a.m.: Abigail Sintim, SN, College of Arts and Sciences, International Relations and Political Science
    Afrophobia in South Africa: The case of lynching in South Africa
    Mentor: Francine D’Amico, Associate Professor, International Relations
  • 10:46 a.m.: Bridgette Leathers, SN, David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics, Public Health with a minor in Global Political Economy
    The Influence of perceptions of the US healthcare system on health system utilization and health outcomes among African-American adults
    Mentor: Maureen Thompson, Associate Professor, Undergraduate Director Public Health
  • 11:09 a.m.: Ericka Jones- Craven, JN, College of Visual & Performing Arts; Transmedia/College of Arts and Sciences, Art Photography/Religion with a minor in Marketing
    “Let It Be:” Re-examining traditional gospel values in an art setting
    Mentor: Marcia C. Robinson, Assistant Professor, Religion
  • 11:32 a.m.:  Andra Brown, SN, David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics, Child and Family Studies
    Express Yourself: How art influences AA college students’ mental health issues
    Mentor: Bruce Carter, Associate Professor, Psychology
  • 11:55 a.m.:  Carolee Lantigua, SN, College of Arts and Sciences, Political Science and Citizenship & Civic Engagement with a minor in Spanish
    A Content Analysis of the 2014 Immigration Crisis: An intergroup threat theory approach
    Mentor: Shana Kushner, Associate Professor, Political Science
  • 12:18 p.m.: Roshad Meeks, SN, College of Arts and Sciences, Economics
    Stuck In Place: How cultural memory and public policy shape a neighborhood
    Mentor: Breagin K. Riley, Assistant Professor, Marketing
  • 12:45-1:45 p.m.: BREAK
  • 1:55 p.m.: Miracle Rogers, SN, School of Education, Health and Exercise Science with a minor in Dance
    Wrinkled Polyelectrolyte Multilayers for Biomaterial Applications
    Mentor: James Henderson, Associate Professor, Biomedical and Chemical Engineering
  • 2:18 p.m.: Angelina Vargas, SN, School of Education, Selected Studies
    Hair it from the Pajonuas: An exploration of racial identity among Dominican women embracing their natural hair
    Mentor: Silvio Torres-Saillant, Professor, English
  • 2:41 p.m.: Genesis Felizola, JN, College of Arts and Sciences, Communication Sciences and Disorders
    The experiences of Hispanic families of children with autism spectrum disorder regarding physical activity and communication: A qualitative study
    Mentor: Luis Columna, Associate Professor, Exercise Science
  • 3:04 p.m.: Vanessa Coste, SN, David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics/College of Arts and Sciences, Child and Family Studies/Psychology
    The Impact of pre-school philosophies on children’s language and literacy acquisition: A meta-analysis
    Mentor: Rachel Razza, Associate Professor, Child and Family Studies
  • 3:27 p.m.: Tinischa Lahens, SN, David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics, Public Health with a minor in Public Communications
    Let’s talk about sex: Does sex education in high school influence sexual behavior in Black college students at Syracuse University
    Mentor: Sarah E. Woolfe-King, Assistant Professor, Psychology
  • 3:50 p.m.: Sonja Mattis, SN, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications/ School of Information Studies, Public Relations/Information Management and Technology
    Black London
    Mentor: Linda Carty, Professor, African-American Studies
  • 4:13 p.m.: Natalie Delgado, SN, School of Education, Selected Studies with a minor in Political Science
    Un lugar para mi: The presentation of LatinX heritage through the collection of artifacts in a community-based arts center
    Mentor: Myrna Garcia Calderon, Director, Latino-Latin American Studies
  • 4:36 p.m.: Felicia Campbell, SN, College of Arts and Sciences, Psychology and Forensic Science
    Understanding how mass publicity of police violence affects undergraduate college students
    Mentor: Marsha Weissman, Adjunct Professor, Sociology; Founder/ Executive Director of the Center for Community Alternatives

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