Celebrating Student Research, Scholarship, and Creativity
Inquiry is a celebration of student research, scholarship, and creative achievement coinciding with the Council for Undergraduate Research's week-long celebration of student accomplishments.
Inquiry 2022 began on Thursday, April 21, and concluded on Thursday, April 28, with the Inquiry Symposium, a signature event showcasing LVC students' diverse talents. At the symposium, undergraduates from every academic department displayed their work to an audience of faculty, peers, Trustees, and administrators.
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
- Nayab Baloch & Lucas Guzman
"Understanding the molecular mechanisms of acute alcohol consumption post-concussion"
- Marly Aziz
"Genetic reduction of Munc13-1 does not offer protection from the acute alcohol post-concussion period"
- Nayab Baloch & Lucas Guzman
"Ethanol sensitivity post-traumatic brain injury (TBI)"
- Nayab Baloch & Ainsley Buia
"The effects of alcohol consumption after traumatic brain injury"
- Liberty Geist
"The Impact of Microplastics on Freshwater Zooplankton"
- Ardit Sekiraqa
"The Collective Memory of Stress and How it Has Changed Over Time"
- Matthew Custer & Madeline Gingrich
"Neutral Homoplectic Gold(I) Complexes for Light-Emitting Applications"
- Lindsay Keiser
"Ionic Coinage Metal (I) Complexes for Light-Emitting Electrochemical Cells"
- Katie Kimbark & Robert Moul
"Synthesis of Novel Adenosine 2b Receptor Antagonists"
- Fatima Madondo
"Luminescent Hydrogels: Polyelectrolytic Complexation of Positively Surface Charged Polymer with Anionic Gold(I) Phosphors"
- Mikiah Sangrey
"Synthesis, Characterization, Photophysical Properties, and Coordination Chemistry of Three-Coordinate Cationic Gold(I) Complexes"
- Spencer Sattazahn
"Gold(I) Thiolate Complexes: Synthesis, Characterization, and Biomedical Applications"
- Aimee Bealer
"Gender and Eating Disorders (COE Interdisciplinary Project)"
- Hannah Benson
"The Consequences of Forbidden Love"
- Nivedita Dubey
"Philadelphia and 120 Battements Par Minute: A Film Analysis"
- Kya Ford
"Why do women encounter more sexual violence than men? (COE Interdisciplinary Research Paper)"
- Madelyn Frank
"Gender and Communication Disorders"
- Haley Gonzalez
"Sexual Assault within the United States Military"
- Megan Merritt
"How does gender effect anxiety?"
- Madison Parrott
"A Woman's Place: The Role of Women in Music Through History and Today"
- Madison Pillsbury
"Musical Worship and Its Prevalence in the Christian Faith"
- Benjamin Ramsaroop-Jaimungal
"Formation of Gender in the Modern Era"
- Bridget Rutkowski
"What is the right age to allow gender confirmation surgery?"
- John Joseph Polhill
"An Examination of why Fewer Men Identify as Bisexual"
- Gillian Wenhold
"All Men are Created Equal[with a strikethrough]: Implications of the Censorship and Misinformation of Racial History Within American Public Schools"
Design, Media, & Technology
- Dominic Alunni, Chloe Glass, Trenton Moody & Austen Zimmerman
- Andrew Brown, Brianna Eberly, Samantha Ile & Kayleigh Johnson
- Brandon Kemmery, Kaleb Longenecker, Alyssa Matheus & Sofia Pascuzzo
"Capstone project: RoomEZ"
- Parker Gallagher, Adrian Glasmyre, Sarah Papson & Jennifer Valent
- Cassidy Anderson, Robert Bonnaci, Kayla Border, Harold Bowman, Angelo Bracero, Briley Cox, MaKenzie Cuthie, Kyle Doremus, Tyler Franquet, Samantha Ile, Paul Keesler, Jonathan Lam & Brendan Landry
"'One More Moment': Suicide Prevention Media in partnership with WITF"
- Luke Bruneli, Amberly Eisenhuth, Breana Leonard, Austin Smith & Jacob Triano
- Alice Thorsen, Veronica Venezia & Emilie Whitewolf
"Using Motion Capture to Develop an Individualized Avatar"
- Karli Averill
"How can teachers improve on giving direct instruction to students?"
- Holly Balchunas
- Mackenzie Geesaman
"Supporting Struggling Math Learners"
English & Creative Writing
- Sydney Lelit
"Tommy, the Unsentimental."
- Jacob Beidler & Erin Ziegler
"The Effects of Deer, Light, and Competition on Podophyllum peltatum"
- Megan Bisco
"Using Benthic Macroinvertebrates to Indirectly Determine Water Quality"
- Brandon Heidelbaugh
"The Effect of Sooty Mold Growth Resulting from the Invasion of the Spotted Lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) on Shrub Leaf Herbivory"
- Marly Aziz, Nayab Baloch, Rachel Gibson, Kaylee Haws & Hadassah Polydore
"Attitudes toward Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in the Lebanon Valley Campus Community"
- Amberly Carter
- Sam Dardzinski
"Motor Recruitment and Reflex"
- Ethan Filbert
"Stretch Reflex in Countermovement and Squat Jumps"
- Damian Martinez
"A Runner's World"
- Taylor Speicher
"Client Case Study: Home Exercise Education throughout Cardiac Rehab"
- Alexander Wiggins
"Does increasing resistance on an exercise bike change the time it takes to recruit muscle fibers of the lower leg"
- Amy Winger
"Skin Tone Representation in Clinical Texts: Objective Measure of Foundations of Kinesiology and Biomechanics"
History, Politics, and Global Studies
- Ryan Dennehy
"Rich, Poor, and Poorer: Measuring Relative Poverty in the United States"
- William Harriger
"Flowers v. Mississippi"
- Tanner Haynes
"Libertarianism and the Law of Nature"
- Allison Jedrzejek
"Seila Law LLC v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: An analysis of judicial interpretation regarding constitutional questions of executive power and independent agencies"
- Mason Jerden
"NCAA v. Alston"
- Marcus Walko
"Who Was Governor Dick?"
- Lauren Walters
"June Medical Services v. Russo (2020)"
- Juan Amador
"National Heroine: María Elena Moyano's Courageous Fight in Peru"
- Amber Arnold
"Words as Weapons: The Slogans of the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo in Argentina"
- Marly Aziz
"Congenital Heart Defects in Colombia"
- Leila May
"Le Cinéma Queer de Celine Sciamma: Tomboy et Naissance des Pieuvres (Celine Sciamma's Queer Cinema)"
- Grace Parks
"Effects of World War II through the perspective of the Peruvian intellectual Mercedes Gallagher de Parks"
- Hadassah Polydore
"HealthCare System in Haiti"
- Julia Resele
"Mercedes Gallagher de Parks: A Hidden Gem in the Peruvian Feminist Movement"
- Jesse Arnold & Ashley Swogger
"States Invariant Under Permutation Subgroups"
- Petra Castellano & Alydia Marangoni
"Advanced Applied Conducting: Collaborating with Living Composers"
- Jacob Franklin
"Formation of Continuous Lithium Niobate Single Crystals in Lithium Niobosilicate Glass Via Femtosecond Laser Irradiation"
- Ben Gordon
"Analysis of Azimuthal Modulations in Unpolarized Semi-Inclusive Deep-Inelastic Scattering"
- Olivia Magneson
"Phase-selective laser-induced crystallization of lead bismuth gallate glass"
- Michel Malda
"QCD Global Analysis of Single Transverse-Spin Asymmetries"
- Ashley Dotey, Molly Faron, Sydney Fitzgerald, Margaret Mailey, Lou Manza, Sydney Petrasic & Jordan Stum
"Intellectual Humility: Connections to Reasoning, Cognitive Attitudes, and Irrational Beliefs"
- Mallory Anderson, Shelby Anderson, Julia Gabriel, Amber Kintzer, Samantha Paradise & Sophie Stranick
"Grit: Connections to Self-Esteem, Self-Worth, Cognitive Processing, and Aging"
- Ariana Ansel
"How Do We Decide With Whom We Empathize?"
Sociology & Criminal Justice
- Amber Arnold
"The Effects of Religiosity and Political Views on Environmental Attitudes"
- Courtney Metz
"Living in a Social World: The Effects of Social Connectedness and Work Type on General Happiness"