5 Students to Present their Research at National Conferences in Spring 2014

Eric Cerino of the Psychology Department and mentored by Dr. Jennifer Leszczynski will represent Eastern Connecticut State University at the 18th Annual Posters on the Hill Conference in Washington DC. Their research titled “Investigating Subjective Age, Level of Activity and Depressive Symptoms in Older Adults” was 1 of 60 posters selected from approximately 600 submissions. All presenters will also be able to discuss the impact of their research experience with members of Congress.


The National Conferences on Undergraduate Research NCUR have selected 3 students to present their work in April 2014. These projects were selected from over 4,000 submissions and will represent Eastern Connecticut State University at this prestigious conference. The following are the students names and presentation titles as well as their departments. Rebecca Keenan, Math Department (Mentor: Anthony Aidoo) will present her research titled ” Estimating the Volatility in the Black Scholes Formula.

Mentored by Dr. Terri Toles-Patkin of the Communications Department,  Kacey Rainone (Presentation Title: ” Slut: The Deconstruction and Recoding of a Defamatory Term) and Jordan Sakal (Presentation Title: “The Effect of Social Media on Political Awareness).

Krysta Valerio of the Health and Physical Education Department (Mentor: Greg Kane Ph.D.) has also been selected to present  at the North American Society for Sport Management Conference in May 2014. Her research titled “Real-Time Analysis at Sports Venues” was selected from from 487 abstracts.