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Capstone Research: April 26, 2018

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.

Oral Presentations

Alt, Christopher.  Does diversity breed conflict? The effect of immigration on political polarization. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Eric Castater.

Anderson, Jessica. A wrinkle in education: The disconnect in public schools between what is taught and what is teachable. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Katherine Osborne.

Behrens, Sam. A rendition of tradition: The switch to solar energy. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Crystal Krause.

Boswell, Blake. A plant-based diet for the prevention and treatment of chronic illness. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Shawn Stover.

Bylthe, Grayson.  The enduring pedagogical value of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird in the modern public high school. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Helen Benigni.

Borsa, Abed.  Can learning algorithms manage a family’s finances. Faculty Advisor: Prof. Steve Mattingly.

Callahan, Jonathan.  Davis & Elkins College Dance Festival 2018. Faculty Advisor: Prof. Laurie Goux.

Dukes, Aliyah. Advances in metabolic engineering of cyanobacteria for photosynthetic biofuels production. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Oma Morgan.

Edwards, Alyssa. The effects of intermittent fasting on oxidative stress. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Shawn Stover.

Eyler, Meaghan. Swampy settings: Coming-of-age identity development in Karen Russell’s Swamplandia! Faculty Advisor: Dr. William King.

Fisher, Paige Dakota.  Rehabilitate or recidivate? How prison programs reduce the likelihood that former prisoners will re-offend. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Eric Castater.

Flinn, Molly. Growing greener gardens: An exploration of sustainable season extension at the Kump Educational Center. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Crystal Krause.

Folley, Denise. The journey to Laurey: The process of Oklahoma! Faculty Advisor: Prof. Ruth Humphrey.

Gateless, Kristen. Effects of intermittent fasting on the IL-1B Protein and systematic of chronic illness. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Shawn Stover.

Haines, Shawnee. Hospitality in Elkins. Faculty Advisor: Prof. Melanie Campbell.

Hanifan, Hannah. Smart steps: From pavement to permeable. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Crystal Krause.

Hedemark, Fredrik. The future of cryptocurrencies & blockchain technology. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Nadeem Khan.

Hedrick, Macey. Service with a smile. Faculty Advisor: Prof. Melanie Campbell.

Rasch-Hegelund, Niklas. Economics of Sporting Events. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Nadeem Khan.

Krystynak, Victoria.  “Fit Camp” National Guard Army Reserve. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Mary Ann DeLuca.

Lopez, Pablo. Data mining: The key to profitability. Faculty Advisor: Prof. Steve Mattingly.

Lyons, Benjamin. Effects of IFG-1 on skeletal muscle contraction and hypertrophy. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Shawn Stover.

Manson, Katlyn. Davis & Elkins College athletic training. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Mary Ann DeLuca.

Mouafo, Issa. Athletic training at Davis & Elkins College. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Mary Ann DeLuca

Mullennex, Ryan. Repairing the riparian, How water quality effects one of the world’s most valuable assets. Faculty Advisors: Drs. Crystal Krause and Shawn Stover.

Peter, Friedrich A.  Artificial intelligence in the world of finance. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Nadeem Khan.

Potter, Claire. A convenient and inconvenient history of the Jews in England. Faculty Advisor: Dr. David Turner.

Rasch-Hegelund, Niklas. Economics of sporting events. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Nadeem Khan.

Redmon, Justin. A generation of men raised by women: Fight club and toxic masculinity. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Chelsey Patterson.

Roby, Kelsie. A hurt heart to a healthy heart: Cardiovascular ultrasound to cardiac rrehab. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Mary Ann DeLuca.

Rose, Devon. The effect of Jack the Ripper on Scotland Yard on criminals. Dr. David Turner.

Smith, MacKinzie. Exploring the role of ADAR Proteins in HPV-related cancers. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Shawn Stover

Soltis, Alina.  Preparation of fundamental building blocks of Dendritic Oligoviologens. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Oma Morgan.

Thompson, Joshua.  From blank page to the stage: Journey with me on a Grimm Adventure. Faculty Advisor: Prof. Ruth Humphrey.

Thompson, Joshua. Therapy plays: Catharsis revisited. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Helen Benigni.

Varchetto, Katie. The Hedda Gabbler Project. Faculty Advisor: Prof. Ruth Humphrey.

Weimer, Mark. Desolate spaces to green gold. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Crystal Krause.

Poster Presentations

Abdulltif Aldusymani, Newaf. Keep Your Devices and Personal Information Secure. Faculty Advisor: Prof. Steve Mattingly.

Arbogast, Kelsey. Digging Deeper into Unknown Words. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jennifer Tesar.

Armstrong, Jenny. The Thrill of Horror: Reading Edgar Allan Poe. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jennifer Tesar..

Blythe, Grayson. Teaching the Harlem Renaissance, The American Dream, and Poetry to Seventh Grade Students. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jennifer Tesar.

Dawood, Mahammed Abdulaziz. The Privacy of Internet Users. Faculty Advisor: Prof. Steve Mattingly.

Day, Ashley. Cyberbullying: Bullying in the Digital age. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Sarah Garrison.

Deem, Carla. SafeSelf: All You Need To Know About Coming Out. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Sarah Garrison.

Dodd, Tiffany. Preparing for Praxis and other ETS Assessments. Faculty Advisor: Prof. Nathan Sams.

Evans, Hannah. Measurement in Motion. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jennifer Tesar.

Eyler, Meaghan. Not All Poems Have to Rhyme: Teaching Poetry to 8th Grade Students. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jennifer Tesar

Gustafson, Sarah Marie. Systems of Equations. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jennifer Tesar.

Johnson, Sarah.  Music and its Relationship to Athletes Pre-Performance. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Sarah Garrison.

Hakami, Sami. Islamic Banking. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Nadeem Khan.

Kerns, Jessica. Importance of Early Prevention and Intervention in Childhood. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Sarah Garrison.

Lapallo, Allie. Energy: Creating Circuits of Learning. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jennifer Tesar.

Louk, Tori. Fraction Masters: Adding and Subtracting Fractions with 4th and 5th Grade. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jennifer Tesar.

Louk, Tyler. Opioid Addiction in West Virginia: Gaining an Understanding. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Sarah Garrison.

Lucchesi, Eli. Psychological Benefits of Video Games. Faculty Advisor: Prof. Laurie Goux.

Mayo, Kristina. Increasing Access to Prevention on a College Campus. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Sarah Garrison.

Parsons, Jennifer. Ending the Cycle: Empowering Survivors of Child Abuse. Faculty Advisors: Drs. Sarah Garrison and Michael Curtis.

Pemberton, Shelby. Lighting Design. Faculty Advisor: Mr. Eric Armstrong.

Rider, Ryan. Creating Relationships between Law Enforcement and the Community. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Sarah Garrison.

Saucy, Devin. Tips and Tricks to Teaching Uncomfortable Topics in Health. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Sarah Garrison.

Shreve, Autumn. Treble with Stress: Music as a Coping Mechanism. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Sarah Garrison.

Spitsnaugle, Tristram. Growth and Effects of Nationalism on Democracy: A View of Politics through a Psychologist’s Lens. Faculty Advisor: Drs. Sarah Garrison and Eric Castater.

Soltis, Alina. Crooked Dance Festival. Faculty Advisor: Prof. Laurie Goux.

Timbrook, Whitney. Getting the Point Across with Pointillism. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jennifer Tesar.

Turner, Kathryn. Comparison of Three Early Childhood Education Programs. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Donna Carr.

Whitcomb, Kenna. The West Virginia Epidemic: Making Resources Accessible. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Sarah Garrison.

Willis, Garret. Fake it Till You Make It: A Workshop on Body Language in College and Beyond. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Sarah Garrison.

Wulin, Tina. Putting It All Together! (Kindergarten Addition). Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jennifer Tesar.

Other Format

Callahan, Jonathan Daniel. Davis & Elkins Dance Festival 2018. Faculty Advisor: Prof. Laurie Goux.

Christ, Patrick. La Fleur D'ete (The Summer Flower), Solo Dance. Faculty Advisor: Prof. Bridget Esterhuizen

Riley, Allison. Davis & Elkins College Dance Festival 2018. Faculty Advisor: Prof. Laurie Goux.