Eastern Connecticut State University to Showcase Undergraduate Work at COPLAC Northeast Regional Undergraduate Research Conference

Pictured (L to R): Manan Bhatt, Zachary Marrotte, Ted Straub, Eric Cerino, Lindsey Beliveau, Assist. Prof. Barbara Murdoch, Cody Lorentson, David Klein, Nick Denegre, Assist. Prof. Steve Nathan; not present: Christina Browning, Andrew Burns, Sean Duggan and Joshua Tamosaitis.

October 25 and 26th, Students at COPLAC institutions have the opportunity to present the results of their undergraduate research at regional conferences where they can meet and discuss their work with peers and faculty members. Undergraduate research projects span the disciplines and afford students the prospect of intellectual engagement beyond the formal classroom setting. Host Campus: Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Participating campuses:
•    Eastern Connecticut State University
•    Ramapo College of New Jersey
•    Keene State College, New Hampshire
•    University of Maine-Farmington
•    State University of New York, College at Geneseo
•    Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

The following students and faculty mentors will be representing Eastern Connecticut State University:

Visual Art Exhibition
Sean Duggan; Mentor June Bisantz Ph.D. Visual Arts
“Sentimental Journey” (Poster for Annual Hospital Gala)

Christina Browning; Mentor June Bisantz Ph.D. Visual Arts
“Sentimental Journey” (Poster for Annual Hospital Gala)

Poster Presentations
Lindsey C. Beliveau; Mentor James A. Hyatt Ph.D. Environmental Earth Science
“An Examination of Water-Produced Erosion Forms in Bedrock using Terrestrial   Laser Scanning”

Manan Bhatt; Mentor Barbara Murdoch Ph.D. Biology
“Identifying Cells Capable of Neurogenesis in the Olfactory Epithelium”

David Klein; Mentor Don Petkov Ph.D.  Business Information Systems
“Systems Analysis for Improvement at the Sales Department at Hayward Trunstiles”

Christopher (Cody) Lorentson; Mentor Stephen Nathan Ph.D. Environmental Earth Science
Geospatial and Physical Assessment of Glacial Deposits in Connecticut to Better Site Ground-Source Heat Pumps”

Oral Presentations
Andrew Burns & Joshua Tamosaitis,  Mentor Ari de Wilde Ph.D. Health & Physical Education
“Doping and Cycling in the Media: A Content Analysis of Sports Illustrated”

Eric Cerino, Mentor: Lyndsey Lanagan-Leitzel Ph.D. Psychology
“The Relations Between Academic Motivation, Self-Efficacy and Academic   Procrastination”

Zachary Marotte; Jamel Ostwald Ph.D.  History
“The Struggle to Break with the Ancients: The English Army’s Gradual Adoption of Modern Military Theory, 1660-1728.

Ted Straub; Dimitrios Pachis Ph.D. Economics
“Can Behavioral Economics Help Consumers Save?”

Nicholas Denegre; Catherine Carlson Ph.D. Environmental Earth Science
“Validation of the Economics and Energy Savings for Advanced Commercial Rooftop Unit Control Strategies”