Research Days 2014

We Share Science Participants from Research Days 2014 DAY 1

April 1, 2014 Announcement of Winners

DAY 1 Award Winners

Social Sciences:


1 – Brady Baldwin (121)
2 – Lauren Rosalanko (3)
Psych 1:
1 – Hillary Hecht (132)
2 – Sonja Manning (143)
Psych 2:
1 – Sam Lyons (142)
2 – Anushka Gokhale (129)
1 – Kelly Quinn (150)
2 – Hunter Scott (155)

Humanities / Creative Arts

1 – Katherine Bradshaw (18)
2 – Robin Pokorski (41)

International Affairs

1 – Jesse Schaffer (53)
2 – Caitlin Keliher (137)

Natural Sciences: Biological Sciences

1 – Rebecca Prather (74)
2 – Preethi Golconda (71)

Natural Sciences: Molecular / Cellular

1 – Emmeline Ha (78)
2 – Daniel Foreman (74)

Natural Sciences: Physical Science

1 – Milica Taskovic (112)
2 – April Brisky (23)


Tie for First Place

William Rone, School of Engineering and Applied Science - Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering "Engineering Biomimetic Robotic Tails for Agile Maneuvering of Field Mobile Robots"

Rebecca Ella Biermann, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences - Anthropology "A Virtual Past?: Accuracy of 3D Modeling in Archaeological Applications"


Tse-Huai Wu, School of Engineering and Applied Science - Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering "Vision-based Spacecraft Attitude Formation Control"


Monica Ventura, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences - Art Therapy "An Art Therapy Study of Cultural Differences in Normative Graphic Features of Artwork"

Honorable Mentions

Erin Adkins, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences - Chemistry "Experimental Determination of Optical Band Gaps for Soot in Nitrogen-diluted, Ethylene/Air Non-premixed Flame"
Susana Carvalho, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences - Anthropology "Did Tool Use Come Before Archaeology?


DAY 2 Awards Winners

Institute for Biomedical Sciences IBS

Tied for First Place

Kelsey Sugrue (mentor: Dr Irene Zohn) Nodal Cilia Functions to Robust Nodal Activation During Left-Right Axis Formation

Lindsay Garvin (mentor: Dr. Mary Rose) Role of Inflammatory Transcription Factors and the Glucocorticoid Receptor in the Repression of MUC5AC Gene Expression by VBP15

Second place
Jelena Perovanovic (mentor: Dr. Eric Hoffman) Nuclear Envelope is important for Myogenic Epigenomic Developmental Programs and Normal Cell Fate


Milken Instuitue School of Public Health

Masters: Miriam Tesfahun, "Estimating the prevalence of female genital mutilation (FGM) in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia (DMV). To also examine OB/GYN and midwives knowledge and attitude on FGM and their level of preparedness when encountering these patients"

Doctoral: Maya Tuchman Gerstein "Preventative health care for adolescents with and without special health care needs: an analysis of two rival frameworks"

Biomedical Engineering

1st place - Daina Brooks, "A comparison of the effects of acetylcholine and bisphenol A on the left ventricular pressure and
contractility of the heart"
2nd place - Elizabeth Hubler, "Evaluation of synthetic self-oscillating models of the vocal folds"
3rd place - Michael Leggiero, "Dynamical systems characterization of fluid flow in a curved artery model under pulsatile forcing"

1st place - Anastasia Wengrowski, "Optically mapping the effects of light-activated norepinephrine release from cardiac sympathetic
2nd place - Nathan Castro, "3D printed bioactive nanostructured scaffolds for osteochondral regeneration"
3rd place - Benjamin Holmes, "Enhanced mechanical and cytocompatibility properties of novel 3D printed osteochondral

School of Medicine and Health Sciences

1st Place - Robin Stiller

2nd Place - Lindsay Marszal

3rd Place - Samantha Ahle


Research Days 2014 Abstract Book DAY 1 & DAY 2 


APRIL 1, 2014

APRIL 2, 2014

Arts, Business, Education, Engineering, Humanities, Law, Sciences and Other Topics

Health and Medicine Topics (inc. Biomedical Engineering), Presented at the 19th Annual Research Day Symposium

Agenda Agenda


Vendor Showcase-April 1, 2014

  • All abstracts submitted to Research Days have been accepted! 
  • If you did not receive a confirmation message your abstract was NOT received
  • Participants that selected to be considered for oral presentations will be contacted once the final selections are made
  • All Research Days 2014 participants need to create a poster for presentation!
  • Please contact resdays@gwu.edu with any questions. 

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