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Capstone Research: April 27, 2017

At the end of their academic career, graduating Seniors present a Capstone Project. The project reflects a student's understanding of research within their chosen discipline. This website endeavors to preserve information about their originial reseach.

The Capstones

  • Adeyina, Ayomide. "Life of an orthopedic doctor." Oral presentation. Faculty Advisor: Dr. MaryAnn Deluca.
  • Akins, Nicholas S. "A new class of Diimine Ligands and their Ru(II) metal complexes." Oral Presentation. Faculty Advisor: Drs. Oma Morgan and Floyd Wiseman.
  • Albogami, Abdullah. "Impact of Unemployment on Wage Rate." Poster Presentation. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Nadeem Khan.
  • Alfred, Erika R. "Collateral damage to families of incarcerated drug addicts." Oral Presentation. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Sarah Garrison.
  • Allen, Colton "How White Blood Cells Cause Endothelial Dysfunction In Stroke." Oral presentation. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Michelle Mabry.
  • Almutlaq, Mohammed. "Website cart for small businesses." Oral Presentation. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Steve Mattingly.
  • Alrasheed, Abdullah. "Keeping Your Mobile Device Secure." Oral Presentation. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Steve Mattingly.
  • Armstrong, Jennifer L. "From the page to the stage: Making 'A budding friendship' Oral Presentation: Prof. K.B. Saine.
  • Armstrong, Jennifer L. "The magic of learning: The benefits of using J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter in the classroom." Oral Presentation. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Robert McCutcheon.
  • Bolinger, Brittany D. "Pollinator connectivity in an urban area: Can the bumblebee cross  the corridor?" Oral Presentation. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Russ McClain.
  • Bracy-Davis, Kevin D. "Athletic Training Practicum." Oral Presentation. Faculty Advisor: Dr MaryAnn DeLuca.
  • Buoni, Kaitlyn. "Live. Laugh. Play Pickle Ball." Poster Presentation. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jennifer Tesar.
  • Carney, Sierra. "Female Hierarchy and Marriage: Complexities of Colonization within Jane Eyre. Oral Presentation. Faculty Advisors: Drs. Eric Castater and Katherine Osborne.
  • Carr, Justin D. "Mapping potential habitat and currently known locations of cerulean warbler populations. Oral Presentation. Faculty Advisor Dr. Russ McClain.
  • Cassidy, Ashley N. "Rehab at Cortland Acres." Oral Presentation. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jennifer Riggleman.
  • Chancellor, Jewel. "African American and Caucasian Men's Attitudes Towards Mental Health." Poster Presentation. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Cynthia Spering.
  • Cheuvront, Alexander. "A History of Human Impact on the Tygart River." Oral Presentation. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Russ McClain.
  • Cleaver, Travis W. "Teaching Elementary School Students the Developmental Skills for Tennis." Poster Presentation. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jennifer Tesar.
  • Coffman, Emily A. "A new theory of justice: Mitigating Dystopia." Oral Presentation. Faculty Advisors: Drs. Eric Castater and Bryan Wagoner.
  • Cordle, Mark. "Behavior modification drug use in dogs." Oral Presentation. Drs. Oma Morgan and Floyd Wiseman.
  • Currence, Jacob S. "Finding inner beauty: The creation of The Ugly Duckling." Oral Presentation. Faculty Advisor: Prof. Ruth Humphrey.
  • Cutright, Reba. "Student debt: The next big economic problem." Poster Presentation. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Nadeem Khan.
  • Dai, Huiying. "The cosmetic and medicinal properties of Lawsone." Oral Presentation. Faculty Advisors: Drs. Oma Morgan and Floyd Wiseman.
  • Dai, Huiying. "High School Students Solving Quadratic Equations and Graphing Quadratic Functions." Poster Presentation. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jennifer Tesar.
  • Davis, Samantha L. "Leukemia." Oral Presentation. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Michelle Mabry.
  • Drain, Elizabeth L. "Wrongful convictions & The Innocence Project." Poster Presentation. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Michael Curtis.
  • Evans, Amber J. "8th graders going the distance." Poster Presentation. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jennifer Tesar.
  • Furby III, Gerald C. "Maximilien Robespierre: How Power Changes a Man." Oral Presentation. Faculty Advisor: Dr. David Turner.
  • Furby III, Gerald C. "Cancer Treatments and Therapy Using Bacteria." Oral Presentation. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Michelle Mabry.
  • Goux, Laurie J. "Chasing the Serpent." Oral Presentation. Faculty Advisor: Prof. Emily Oleson.
  • Hakami, Abdulaziz. "Vision 2030: A new era in Saudi economy." Poster Presentation. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Nadeem Khan.
  • Henry, Jacob B. "D&E Explore Mobile Application." Oral Presentation. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Steve Mattingly.
  • Hestad, Simon. "Athletic training at D&E." Oral Presentation. Faculty Advisor: Dr. MaryAnn DeLuca.
  • Honeycutt, Tyler. "Antibiotic Resistance Bacteria: Increasing Prevalence in Hospitals." Oral Presentation. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Michelle Mabry.
  • Hornish, Samantha J. "Time Flies When You're Learning." Poster Presentation. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jennifer Tesar.
  • Jacobsen, Kendall. "Davis and Elkins College Athletic Training Room." Oral Presentation. Faculty Advisor: Dr. MaryAnn DeLuca.
  • Jaeger, Emmett I. "Audio-Controlled Lighting for Non-Musical Theatre." Oral Presentation. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Steve Mattingly.
  • Keene, Kelsey. "How Does Nature Impact Our Thoughts and Feelings?" Poster Presentation. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Cynthia Spering.
  • Knavenshue, Cody. "40 species of greatest conservational need in the Highland Alleghenies CFA." Oral Presentation. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Crystal Krause.
  • Lanham, Olivia M. "Misleading the Public? Hollywood's Portrayal of the Criminal Justice System." Poster Presentation. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Eric Castator.
  • Lawrence, Matthew C. "A performance-based study of 6th grade students." Poster Presentation. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jennifer Tesar.
  • Lipscomb, Gennifer L. "Guidebook: Coping with Home Confinement in Barbour County." Poster Presentation. Dr. Cynthia Spering.
  • Masoud, Mohammed."Who is a 'Terrorist'?  An Examination of Media Bias." Oral Presentation. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Eric Castater.
  • Matheny, Eric. "The impact of music: An echo of deep emotions." Poster Presentation." Dr. Sarah Garrison.
  • Merriman, Nicola J. "What does it really mean to teach?" Poster Presentation. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jennifer Tesar.
  • Metz, Matthew M. "Benefits of adding wood structures to brook trout streams." Oral Presentation. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Russ McClain.
  • Miles, Ta'Leaya. "Evaluating Self-Efficacy in Undergraduate Students: How Goal-Orientation Effects Academic Performance." Oral Presentation. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Cynthia Spering.
  • Morgan, Jessica N. "Just Love Yourself: Promoting Positive Self-Esteem in Adolescence." Poster Presentation. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Cynthia Spering.
  • Nichol, Jacob L. "Who represents us best? An analysis of independent and partisan senators." Poster Presentation. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Eric Castater.
  • Norwood, Travis R. "Joseph Goebbels and the Nazi propaganda: How propaganda can change people's minds." Oral Presentation. Faculty Advisor: Dr. David Turner.
  • O'Connell, Ryan. "Analysis of the activation parameters for the simple hydrolysis of acetic anhydride in mixtures of acetonitrile and water. Oral Presentation. Faculty Advisor: Drs. Oma Morgan and Floyd Wiseman.
  • O'Connell, Ryan. "The role of neuronal nitric oxide synthase in the regulation of puberty onset in ewes. Oral Presentation. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Michelle Mabry.
  • Olwell, Matthew. "The making: On writing Irish music." Oral Presentation. Faculty Advisor: Prof. Karen Saine.
  • Othman, Zayd. "Gladiators: Impact on society." Oral Presentation. Faculty Advisor: Dr. David Turner.
  • Paiz, Kenya D. "Cardiac rehab and vascular ultrasound." Oral Presentation. Faculty Advisor: Dr. MaryAnn DeLuca.
  • Pastur, Benjamin. "Financial analysis of renewable energy industry." Oral Presentation. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Nadeem Khan.
  • Richards, Bethany R. "A Day in the Life of a PA." Oral Presentation. Faculty Advisor: Dr. MaryAnn DeLuca.
  • Richmond, Alyssa K. "The potential impact of the Atlantic coast pipeline on trout streams." Oral Presentation. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Russ McClain.
  • Roboski, Will. "Grus (Vernacular) Americana." Oral Presentation. Faculty Advisor: Prof. Emily Oleson.
  • Sellers, Brandon T. "High-Content Screening of MitoNEET Ligands." Oral presentation. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Michelle Mabry.
  • Shelden, Meagan H. "Using Animals for Stress Reduction." Poster Presentation. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Cynthia Spering.
  • Shomo, Robert J. "Using GIS Methods to Map Disturbance Levels for Modeling Occurrence of Running Buffalo Clover." Oral Presentation. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Russ McClain.
  • Sisk, Dakota. "Dendrimers in chemotherapeutical Drug Delivery." Oral Presentation. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Oma Morgan.
  • Skinner, Sonja S. "Foot Finesse." Oral Presentation. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Mary Ann DeLuca.
  • Smith, Nicholas. "Evolution of Ungulates, specifically Equidae." Oral Presentation. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Michelle Mabry.
  • Smith, Samantha L. "Surviving the patriarchy: Homosocial bonds in Jane Austen's Persuasion." Oral Presentation. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Catherine Osborne.
  • Stalnaker, Katie M. "Third Graders are Funky Fractionators." Poster Presentation. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jennifer Tesar.
  • Stansberry, Dylan."Shadowing at Collett Chiropractic and Elkins Physical Therapy." Oral Presentation. Faculty Advisor: Dr. MaryAnn DeLuca.
  • Swank, Christopher. "Novel Viologens and the Ruthenium II Complexes." Oral Presentation. Faculty Advisor: Drs. Oma Morgan and Floyd Wiseman.
  • Thomas, Nikolai K. J. "Tidewater Physical Therapy." Oral Presentation. Faculty Advisor: Dr. MaryAnn Deluca.
  • Vallieres, Samuel. "International Diversification." Oral Presentation. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Nadeem Khan.
  • White, Cassandra L. "How personality influences the development of phobias." Poster Presentation. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Cynthia Spering.
  • White, Rachel. "Who was Agent 355?" Oral Presentation. Faculty Advisor: Dr. David Turner.
  • White, Stephanie D. "Rehabilitation after placement in a children's home." Poster Presentation. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Sarah Garrison.
  • Williams, Kendal M. "Working with reading street: The night the moon fell." Poster Presentation. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jennifer Tesar.
  • Williamson, Forrest. "Trump and Wallace: The rise of the radical right in America." Oral Presentation. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Eric Castater.
  • Wilson, Katie A. "Breaking news: high school world history class travels to ancient Greece." Poster Presentation. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jennifer Tesar.
  • Wilson, Katie A. "Text and context: Jane Austen and the Napoleonic Wars." Oral presentation. Faculty Advisors: Drs. Benigni and Woods.
  • Wolfe, Emma. "The Lord of the Rings: Sam Gamgee's Heroic Journey." Oral presentation. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Helen Benigni.
  • Wooten, Stephanie L. "Athletic training at Davis and Elkins College." Oral Presentation. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Eddie Erion.
  • Wotring, Sierra N. "Comparative analysis of the Rome and American legal system." Oral Presentation. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jane Woods.
  • Wratchford, Trevor. "Native American Literature and Women." Oral Presentation. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Helen Benigni.