Symposium for the Promotion of Academic and Creative Enquiry

A Celebration of Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavors

University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown



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Spring 2005

Oral Presentations

Session I  Scholar's Room,  Convener: Katherine Reist 
T-I 12:45 Ocipa Finding yourself: Slovakia's Struggle for Independence
T-I 1:00 Grafton, Campbell & O'Roark Monroe Road Bridge Replacement
Sesion I Presidents Room, Convener: Eric Schwerer
T-I 12:45-1:30 Berkey, Dastolfo, Fisher, Mauk, McDermit, Creative Writers Read their Work
McKee, McVey, Thomas
Session II Scholar's Room, Convener: Charles Hinderliter
T-II 2:30 Ciotola, McCombie & Arnone Rehabilitation of the Elton Sportsman's Dam
T-II 2:45 Ferrari, Olsavsky, Sechler & Kohler Student Union Addition
T-II 3:00 Beyer, Papcunik, Wos & McCoy Amtrak Station: Rockwood, PA
Session II Board Room, Convener: Andrew Rose
T-II 2:30 Smith, Tautkus-Berry, Thomas & Goller Highland Pines Development
T-II 2:45 Goldyn Aquatic Insects of Dunning Creek Wetlands
T-II 3:00 Burda Taliban
Session II Presidents Room, Convener: Michael Cox
T-II 2:30 Hoffman, Penrod, Pinkley, Struck Creative Writers Read their Work
Session III Board Room,  Convener: Katherine Reist  
T-III 4:15 Cook The Controversy Surrounding the Bombing of Dresden
T-III 4:30 Critchfield & Sernell Johnstown's CBD: A Window to the Valley
T-III 4:45 Oresko Structure and Vibration Properties of Nitrogen-Dihydrogen Defects
Session III Presidents Room, Convener: Jonathan Ritz
T-III 4:15 Enos, Madigan, Powers, Weber Creative Writers Read their Work

Poster Presentations
Abstract Number Authors Title
II-1 Amayo Surface Water Quality in The Stonycreek River
I-2 Arend Painted Conversation (poem)
I-3 Ashleigh The Effect of Chain Length on Electron Transfer
II-4 Girardot Chameleon Jive (poem)
I,II-5 Barta, Casey, Davis, Horvath & Mahdavi Distortions in the Memory of the Pitch of Speech
II-6 Beecher, Hostetter & Marshall Wireless Electronic Menu
II-7 Bickford Increased Acidity of 2-Naphthol...
I-8 Bier The Effect of Aluminum in those with Alzheimer's
II-9 Blackner Reported Cases of West Nile Virus
II-10 Bowser Growth of the Hispanic Population
II-11 Burdette Smoke and Mirrors
II-12 Capra The First Christmas Without (poem)
II-13 Carson Where is Rural America?
I-14 Clossin Investigation of Pt(II, IV) and Pd(II) Cyanoximes
II-15 Colosimo Abandoned Mine Drainage in Subsheds
I-16 Cook The Political Landscape of Pennsylvania
I-17 Feist & Ott Pinewood Derby Judge
I-18 Gaertner & Murray Software Defined Radio Receiver
II-19 Galuska Spatial variations in the Death Penalty
I-20 Giles Can Laurie be Silenced?
I, II-21 Gladys, Glove, McKafferty, Koch, Tran & Kaufman Evolutionary History and Divergence of Pedicularis
II-22 Glessner The Threat of Media Violence…
I-23 Goldyn Platinum and Nonplatinum Metal Complexes
II-24 Goldyn Aquatic Insects of the Dunning Creek…
II-25 Gorman Gender and Memory
II-26 Grove Fire Service Coverage Areas in Cambria County
II-27 Heinze & Connelly A Comparison of Icelandic and Hawaiian Mantle Plumes
II-28 Honkus Bataan and Beyond: Japanese Cultural ...
I-29 Intihar Sexual Violence as Low-Value Speech
I-30 Kotecki UPJ Geography Student's Continuing Education
II-31 Kubica The Wealth of Nations
I-32 Lensbouer Gene Flow of Garlic Mustard Populations…
II-33 Lieb & Bickel Mobile Data Acquisition System
I-34 McMahon Bacterial Hemoglobin and Flavohemoglobin…
II-35 Morey Where Immigrants Take Root
II-36 Mrkich & Wasielewski Indoor Invisible Fence
I-37 Nichol The Study of New cis-RuL2X2 Sensitizers..
II-38 Patel Advances in Homogeneous Hydrogenation of CO2
II-39 Posa The Shade Creek Watershed
I-40 Rager An Analysis of Ruthenium Based Antitumor Drugs
II-41 Rininger Mapping Moral Issues vs. Presidential Election…
II-42 Rizor Spatial Variations in U.S. Population Growth…
I-43 Robinson Renewable Energy Consumption Patterns
I-44 Saunders Obscenity and Violence in Black Entertainment
II-45 Smith Ruthenium Dye-Sensitized Cells: The future of Solar Energy
II-46 Snyder Comparison of the Red Hill Dolerites…
I-47 St. Clair, Dorofey & Haupt Golf Course Design
II-48 Steinhauser Context Memory
II-49 Stephens & Straub Fractional Crystallization Origin…
II-50 Stillman Comparison of Continental Flood Basalt…
II-51 Tartoni Mars: Cartography and GIS Applications
II-52 Viazanko The Kyoto Protocol
I-53 Williamson Atomic Silicon in Siloxanic Networks
II-54 Winters Indian Conversion and Its Impact on Tribal Gender Roles
I-55 Woodford Spanning the Globe
I-56 Yaroslavsky Background Music and Disability Status...

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