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Capstone Research: April 2019

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

Aab, Bailey (Oral Presentation) Effects of intermittent fasting and exercise on resting metabolism and respiratory quotient. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Shawn Stover.

Alazwari, Faris (Oral Presentation) Proxy wars: The role of geographic and cultural proximity. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Eric G. Castater.

Alfadli, Sabaa (Oral Presentation) Mama Mia Restaurant. Faculty Advisor: Not Available

Alsubaie, Saad (Poster Presentation) Impact of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). Faculty Advisor: Dr. Nadeem Khan.

Ayres, Jereomy. (Oral Presentation) The firm handshake of the internet. Faculty Advisor: Prof. Steve Mattingly.

Burr, Monnie (Oral Presentation) Industrial hemp as a future prospect for West Virginia’s environment and economy. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Crystal Krause.

Cole, Caitlin (Poster Presentation) Benefits of equine therapy for people with disabilities. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Sarah Garrison.

Dean, Laura (Oral Presentation) Organic obscurity: Peeling back the organic label. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Crystal Krause.

de la Bay-Coffie, Ebele (Oral Presentation) Does social media reduce political polarization? It depends on the site. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Eric Castater.

Enriquez, Caleb. (Oral Presentation) Does file size and type corelate to the interestingness of a text file? Faculty Advisor: Prof. Steve Mattingly.

Fagan, Gabby (Oral Presentation) The effects of Domestication and ontogeny in dogs and wolves. Faculty Advisor:  Dr. Shawn Stover.

Gibbons, Tobias (Oral Presentation) Behavioral economics and its application in different fields. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Nadeem Khan.

Goodwin, Angelea (Oral Presentation) Preschool days at youth health service. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Mary Ann DeLuca.

Graham, Morgan (Oral Presentation) Held captive: The effect of captivity on brain size and function. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Shawn Stover.

Hanifan, Hannah (Oral Presentation) Mercury Contamination and its effects on songbirds. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Crystal Krause.

Hicks, Chasity (Oral Presentation) The effects of equine therapy on human health. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Shawn Stover.

Hott, Owen (Oral Presentation) Determining the best IPv6 implementation method for small local area networks. Faculty Advisor: Prof. Steve Mattingly.

Kelly, Zandra (Poster Presentation) Childhood sexual and physical abuse: Victims or survivors? Faculty Advisor: Dr. Sarah Garrison.

LaFollette, Bryan (Oral Presentation) Divining a voice: Louise Erdrich’s use of Native American belief and mythology to craft a Native American voice. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Helen Benigni.

LaFollette, Bryan (Oral Presentation) The hidden war: How advancements in Russian aircraft design turned the tide during Operation Barbarossa. Faculty Advisor: Dr. James Smith.

Mitchell, Charisse (Oral Presentation) Palm oil expansion has negative environmental effects on tropical rainforests. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Crystal Krause.

McClure, Shannen (Oral Presentation) How to be murdered to death. Faculty Advisor: Prof. Lonnie Martin.

McClure, Shannen (Oral Presentation) The ways of creation. Faculty Advisor: Dr. James Smith.

Peak, Dakota (Oral Presentation) Celebrity politicians and the old and new politics cleavages. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Eric Castater.

Pearlstein, Rachel. (Oral Presentation) Greece: The birthplace of civilization. Or is it? Faculty Advisor: Dr. James Smith.

Rossiter, Eleanor (Poster Presentation) Effects of an interactive journal of motivation to engage in health-related behaviors. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Sarah Garrison.

Sherrard, Kalee. (Oral Presentation) The effects of intermittent fasting on inflammation in the body. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Shawn Stover.

Smarra, Alexa (Oral Presentation) Analyses of rate data for the simple hydrolysis of acetic anhydride in cosolvent systems. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Floyd Wiseman.

Smith, Alexis (Oral Presentation) Mass culture or mass destruction? A Marxist reading of the effects of consumerism in Chuck Palahniuk’s “Fight Club.” Faculty Advisor: Dr. Bill King.

Snoderly, Allison (Oral Presentation) Determination of pKa of weak acids using non-linear regression analysis of the equilibrium constant-expression.  Faculty Advisor: Dr. Floyd Wiseman.

Tase, Brenda (Oral Presentation) The use of fluorescent powder analysis to visually enhance latent fingerprints. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Floyd Wiseman.

Weintraub, Matthew (Poster Presentation) Directing Adam and Eve: A diary of process. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Lonnie Martin.

Williams, Kassandra (Oral Presentation) The Jacque(line) in the box: Demolishing literary archetypes in the creation story through revision.  Faculty Advisor: Dr. Katherine Osborne.