Dr. Rachel Albert, assistant professor of psychology and director of LVC’s Baby Lab, was the keynote speaker for a Mile High Early Learning fundraising event in Denver, Colo., in March. Mile High Early Learning, an organization that provides early childhood programs for low income families, raised $162,000 during the event, which was attended by Denver’s mayor, Michael Hancock, and the state’s Lieutenant Governor, Dianne Primavera. Dr. Albert’s research-based approach to language development, which has been featured on NPR and in Scientific American, focuses on the powerful impact that engaged, responsive adults can have on children.
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Director of Creative Writing and Assistant Professor of English Holly M. Wendt presented “One Pilgrim’s Progress on the Camino de Santiago” at the 2019 Casper College Humanities Festival in Wyoming in February. The Camino de Santiago, the Way of Saint James, is an ancient pilgrimage route leading to Santiago de Compostela. Popularized in the Middle Ages, the Camino still attracts pilgrims for reasons both sacred and secular from all over the world. In their presentation, Wendt described the rich tapestry of history, art, and cultural exchange that underpins the Camino de Santiago and reflected on their personal experiences as pilgrim, scholar, and writer.
Dr. Daniel Pitonyak, assistant professor of physics, was invited to give a talk at the Workshop on Novel Probes of Nucleon Structure in SIDIS, e+e- and pp (FF2019) at Duke University in March. The workshop will bring together theorists and experimentalists to discuss new results with the goal of improving our understanding of the internal structure and formation of nuclear matter. Dr. Pitonyak’s presentation is “Higher-Twist Fragmentation Functions in Transverse-Spin Observables.”
Robbie Beidler ’18 and Haley Wagner ’18, biology, presented at the Mid-Atlantic Ecological Society of America Annual Conference at Rutgers University–Newark last month. Wagner presented her poster, “Effect of organic matter on an isoetid’s ability to change sediment redox potential,” which received honorable mention recognition. Beidler gave an oral presentation, “An investigation on how road salt impacts aquatic bladderworts.” Wagner worked with Dr. Rebecca Urban, associate professor of biology and director of environmental science, on her research and Dr. Urban and Aaron Stoler of Stockton University co-authored Beidler’s paper.
Rachel Duong ’18, English and Spanish, and Shaquel Marshall ’18, global studies and sociology, won prizes at “The Examined Life: An Undergraduate Conference in the Liberal Arts,” at St. Francis University. Duong won Best Paper in Media Theory for “Social Protests in the Age of the #Hashtag,” and Marshall won honorable mention in Media Theory for “From the Black Panthers to Black Lives Matter: Social Media and Social Movements.”
Dr. Keith Veenhuizen, assistant professor of physics, has been invited to attend the 2018 Corning Glass Summit to be held in early June at Corning Incorporated. The Corning Glass Summit is a technical conference that brings together glass researchers from industry and academia to discuss the state of the art in glass science and manufacturing.
Dr. Michelle Rasmussen, assistant professor of chemistry, and six science students presented at the 21st annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Chemical and Biological Sciences last fall in Baltimore Student presenters and posters include:
Andrew Brown ’18 (biochemistry & molecular biology, Bear, Del.)—“A Novel Method for Staining of the Prolamin Family of Proteins”
Bobby Tesoriero ’18 (biochemistry & molecular biology, music minor, Ridgewood, N.J.)— “The Effect of PEG: Salt Aqueous Two-Phase Systems on Protein Aggregation and Fibril Formation”
Patrick McMullen ’19 (biology, chemistry minor, Tamaqua, Pa.)—“The Effect of Common Chickweed on Garlic Mustard Growth”
Julia Rutherford ’18 (biochemistry & molecular biology, minors in economics and Spanish, Willow Street, Pa.)—“Self-Powered Enzymatic Biosensor for Simultaneous Detection of Two Biomarkers of Parkinson’s Disease”
Rebecca Drain ’18 (ACS chemistry, environmental studies minor, Lebanon, Pa.)—“Plant-Biofuel Cell Hybrid for Energy Production”
Brandon Roy ’19 (biochemistry & molecular biology and global studies, Spanish minor, Lebanon, Pa.)—“Expression and Purification of Phenylalanine for Sensor Validation”
Christian Koch ’04, director of brewing operations at Salida’s Elevation Beer Company in Poncha Springs, Colo., presented “For Love of Beer: A Look Inside the Process of Brewing.” The LVC psychology graduate presented at a Sunday Science Session at the SteamPlant Event Center.
Dr. Julia Meszaros, assistant professor of sociology, co-presented with Dr. Monica Liu of the University of South Florida at the 51 st International iDAte Dating Industry Conference in Florida last month. Dr. Meszaros discussed her research, which examines women from Latin America, Eastern Europe, and the Philippians.
Dr. Keith Veenhuizen, assistant professor of physics, performed experiments at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee in early January 2018. These experiments explored the piezoelectric and ferroelectric properties of rotating lattice laser-induced crystals in glass. Dr. Veenhuizen will present these results at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Glass and Optical Materials Division in San Antonio, Texas in late May through two oral presentations: “Piezoelectric and ferroelectric properties of lithium niobate crystals lines laser-written deep inside glass,” and, “Fabrication of rotating lattice lithium niobate single crystal lines within lithium niobosilicate glass via femtosecond laser irradiation.”