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The symposium is an  inter-college event where students openly discuss the topics explored  within each college’s respective theme.

Every  RC  student will give either a Presentation or a  Poster -  either as a  group  or as an individual project.  Every RC student will also be an audience  member.  

At Registration, you will receive a name tag with your schedule on it.

The Symposium is organized into two, concurrent, sessions: Session I: 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. & Session II: 3:10 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.

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Saturday, December 1
 

12:30pm

Registration
Check in and pick up your name tag

Saturday December 1, 2018 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Uphill ELC Lobby

1:00pm

Keynote Address
Speakers
AC

Alexandra Campbell-Ferrari

Executive Director, Center for Water Security and Cooperation


Saturday December 1, 2018 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Trout Auditorium, Vaughn Lit

1:40pm

Dogs in the workforce
Within the general topic of working dogs, we wanted to place our focus on both the history of working dogs, or who thought to use dogs as a method of searching for something in the first place, and the olfactory systems within the noses of dogs. The former topic will also include the evolution of working dogs and show a progression as we move into the modern era with advanced technology.  The latter topic will be centered on the exact science behind dogs’  superior smell to humans.

The link to the video:

https://mediaspace.bucknell.edu/media/Working+dogs+final+video.mp4/1_ac6zs8o1


Speakers
DC

Ding, Chengcheng

Discovery College
SC

Stunger, Cheyanne

Discovery College
KL

Knupp, Lindsay

Discovery College
SS

Smith, Serena

Discovery College

Moderators
avatar for Carol White

Carol White

Senior Fellow, Humanities College
Presidential Professor of Philosophy of Religion
KP

Kofi Poku

Resident Fellow, Residential Colleges


Saturday December 1, 2018 1:40pm - 2:00pm
023 Coleman

1:40pm

A Student Reading of Original Work
We will read from  original fiction and nonfiction that we've written this semester.

Speakers
BJ

Biever, Jakob

Arts College
BM

Beck, Margot

Arts College
FR

Feeley, Ryan

Arts College
CT

Chilton, Tabitha

Arts College

Moderators
avatar for Gari Eberly

Gari Eberly

Junior Fellow, Environmental College
PC

Prof. Chris Camuto

Senior Fellow, Environmental College


Saturday December 1, 2018 1:40pm - 2:05pm
118 Coleman

1:40pm

DNA Profiling
Deoxyribonucleic acid or more commonly known as DNA are molecules that contain genetic material.  However, scientists have discovered many important uses of DNA.  This video will provide a brief background on DNA and then explain several techniques of DNA analysis, such as polymerase chain reaction and short tandem repeats.  Furthermore, the production will illustrate how these methods are used to solve criminal cases and find the perpetrator.

https://mediaspace.bucknell.edu/media/DNA+Profiling+Final+Video+/1_syyjezb0/105114691 

Speakers
KD

Kleinert, Darby

Discovery College
BJ

Basom, Jonathan

Discovery College
FK

Forker, Karly

Discovery College
FR

Fox, Rachel

Discovery College

Moderators
BA

Bhagawat Acharya

Junior Fellow, Discovery College
RS

Ron Smith

Senior Fellow, Global College


Saturday December 1, 2018 1:40pm - 2:05pm
055 Coleman

1:40pm

Hydroelectric Power
Hydroelectric power accounts significant proportion of our energy production. We will give a brief overview of its history, how hydroelectric power works, and the various pros and cons of using hydroelectric power, along with its effect on the environment.

Link: https://mediaspace.bucknell.edu/media/Energy+-+Hydroelectric+Power/1_dmyicwzl/105114691

Speakers
TB

Travis, Benjamin

Discovery College
MI

Maduka, Ifunanya

Discovery College
BJ

Bye, Justin

Discovery College
CL

Carrie Loomis

Junior Fellow, Discovery College

Moderators
BC

Bethany Collier

Senior Fellow, Social Justice College
avatar for Chiara Evans

Chiara Evans

Junior Fellow, Arts College


Saturday December 1, 2018 1:40pm - 2:05pm
251 Coleman

1:40pm

Sun-Der Mifflin Solar Company: Limitless Power in a Limited Emission World
Sunder Mifflin Solar Company is a Scranton based solar energy company that prides itself in top-tier customer service, the highest quality solar power available, and a pursuit of innovation in renewable energy. Today you will be able to experience a day in the life of a Sunder Mifflin Employee.

Video: https://mediaspace.bucknell.edu/media/Disco+SymposiumA+SunderMifflin/0_n0czq8vf

Speakers
PA

Perry, Aiden

Discovery College
avatar for Herdt, Ian

Herdt, Ian

Discovery College
HN

Hein, Nicholas

Discovery College
KC

Kong, Chin Ting

Discovery College

Moderators
DP

Dylan Pappas

Junior Fellow, Society & Technology College
SK

Sally Koutsoliotas

Senior Fellow, Society & Technology College


Saturday December 1, 2018 1:40pm - 2:05pm
221 Coleman

1:40pm

The material of the future
Until now, steel has been the primary material used for industrial purposes. The recent discovery of a new thinner, lighter, stronger and highly conductive material could provide an alternative to this reliable strong metal. What new material could replace a powerful and useful material such as steel? Not only is this material's molecular structure more sophisticated, it also has chemical properties outweighing those of steel and is also very cost-effective to produce. This material is:
Geim and Novoselov.
Renewable energy.
An atom thick.
Pencil lead.
Honeycomb (hexagonal) lattice.
Element 6 on the periodic table.
Nanotechnology.
Electrical conductivity.

Speakers
SB

Sun, Boyuan

Discovery College
HJ

Habib, Jordan

Discovery College
GP

Galloway, Paige

Discovery College
KW

Kyi, Wutt

Discovery College

Moderators
AF

Abby Flynt

Senior Fellow, Society & Technology College
FT

Faith Trejo

Junior Fellow, Arts College



Saturday December 1, 2018 1:40pm - 2:05pm
120 Coleman

1:40pm

A Look Into Hidden Data: Using Biometric Data to Optimize Bucknell Field Hockey Team Efficiency
In the new era of  technology, there have been innovations created to benefit all generations.  For example, phones for communication, GPS systems for navigation, and for  sports, biometric systems. Biometrics is the technical term for body  measurements and calculations. This information can allow coaches and  statisticians to assess physical and physiological information of a  players’ performance and recovery in their given sport. In the sport of  field hockey, as the game becomes more competitive, high-level programs are  beginning to rely more and more heavily on the statistics and data produced  by games and practices. In working alongside Coach Jeremy Cook, an analysis  of individual players’ fitness and in-game performance was conducted. We  will discuss the results of our study and recommendations that we were able  to make to improve team efficiency.
  

Speakers
SB

Sanders, Brandon

Society & Technology College
ZB

Zatlin, Brett

Society & Technology College
RJ

Russ, Jacob

Society & Technology College
NN

Notz, Natalie

Society & Technology College

Moderators
AB

Avery Blasko

Junior Fellow, Humanities College
PS

Prof. Stephanie Larson

Senior Fellow, Humanities College



Saturday December 1, 2018 1:40pm - 2:05pm
150 Coleman

1:40pm

How to Dance: The Most Effective Ways for College Basketball Teams to Make the Tournament
Data analytics is becoming much more prominent in the world of sports. The data collected and the statistics calculated can help coaches learn more about their individual players and their collective team.  We conducted a study with the Bucknell men’s and women’s basketball teams to determine which statistics contribute most directly to wins (mens) or rating percentage index (womens).  Results of our study and recommendations that were made to the coaching staff regarding their teams performance will be presented.

Speakers
SB

Sliver, Brandt

Society & Technology College
KJ

Kornreich, Jack

Society & Technology College
DL

de la Parra, John

Society & Technology College
SS

Strassburger, Scott

Society & Technology College

Moderators
KM

Kayla McCellon

Junior Fellow, Social Justice College
PB

Prof. Brantley Gasaway

Senior Fellow, Social Justice College



Saturday December 1, 2018 1:40pm - 2:05pm
219 Coleman

1:40pm

Maximizing Bucknell Baseball's Dinger Potential
In this day and age, the world of sports has become ever more reliant on statistics.  When done correctly, the analysis of a team's statistics can help to show the strengths and weaknesses of players.  For our project, we analyzed game data from the university's baseball team from games played last season, collected by the team's FlightScope tracker.  This presentation will discuss what we discovered about which players had the best overall performance in a number of categories, such as launch angles and exit velocities of hit balls, and whether certain variables explain the on-field performance of the players.

Speakers
TA

Tarry, Alston

Society & Technology College
BJ

Blair, James

Society & Technology College
WK

Wu, Kenneth

Society & Technology College
PZ

Patterson, Zane

Society & Technology College

Moderators
avatar for Bastian Heinsohn

Bastian Heinsohn

Senior Fellow, Languages & Cultures College
Movies!
SJ

Suphanat Juengprasertsak

Junior Fellow, Global College



Saturday December 1, 2018 1:40pm - 2:05pm
119 Coleman

1:40pm

Poster Session Moderators
List of Senior Fellows and Junior Fellows who will be moderating Poster Session II

Moderators
AC

Andrew Champlin

Junior Fellow, Discovery College
avatar for Anna Kell

Anna Kell

Senior Fellow, Arts College
This is a brief bio.
CM

Catherine MacKay

Junior Fellow, Arts College
ES

Em Sharp

Junior Fellow, Arts College
HM

Holly Moore

Resident Fellow, Residential Colleges
IL

Izzy Law

Junior Fellow, Food College
JS

Joe Scapellato

Senior Fellow, Arts College
This is a brief description.
JF

Jordan Ferrari

Junior Fellow, Discovery College
avatar for Keith Buffinton

Keith Buffinton

Senior Fellow, Society & Technology College
MS

Maddy Smith

Junior Fellow, Discovery College
MM

Molly McGuire

Senior Fellow, Discovery College
PC

Prof. Collin McKinney

Senior Fellow, Languages & Cultures College
PC

Prof. Cymone Fourshey

Senior Fellow, Global College
PG

Prof. Geoff Schneider

Senior Fellow, Food College
PM

Prof. Mark Spiro

Senior Fellow, Environmental College
PM

Prof. Michael Drexler

Senior Fellow, Humanities College
TH

Trashawna Herbert

Junior Fellow, Global College
TS

Ty Smith

Junior Fellow, Humanities College


Saturday December 1, 2018 1:40pm - 3:00pm
Terrace Toom ELC

1:40pm

Session 1: Concurrent Poster Session & Formal Presentations
Saturday December 1, 2018 1:40pm - 3:00pm

1:40pm

Activism, Lyricism, and Rhythm (Race)
This presentation  represents what we learned this semester in our foundation seminar for the  Arts Residential College. We have focused on topical issues in relation to  music and the arts. Through the use of songs and their impactful lyrics,  artists are able to address issues promoting change and awareness.
 
  This playlist contains songs from ‘present, featuring artists across  different genres who have made commentary to expose and eradicate racism.  Artists such as John Legend, En Vogue, and Beyonce each bring attention to  the topic in a different way, but the intention/message of their songs is  similar.

Speakers
AA

Atkins, Akil

Arts College
ZJ

Zhou, Jingyi

Arts College
NJ

Negron, Jonathan

Arts College
GJ

Gabriele, Joseph

Arts College
LS

Lin, Stephanie

Arts College
ZY

Zhang, Yuqing

Arts College


Saturday December 1, 2018 1:40pm - 3:00pm
Terrace Toom ELC
  • Special Requirements: Table, Screen

1:40pm

Medicinal Garden
We wish to design a medicinal garden that can be easily utilized by students, faculty, and community members on campus. It is our goal to shed light on the beneficial qualities that these plants hold. In addition, we hope to explore the historical and cultural implications of these herbs.

Speakers
WA

Warfel, Ava

Environmental College
ZJ

Zhao, Jiawen

Environmental College
SS

Shah, Sarah

Environmental College
DT

Dollar, Theresa

Environmental College


Saturday December 1, 2018 1:40pm - 3:00pm
Terrace Toom ELC

1:40pm

Promoting Amphibian Biodiversity and Research Opportunities within the Bucknell University Farm
At the growing Bucknell University farm, we have been given the opportunity to establish an area specific to promoting and maintaining the biodiversity of native amphibian species. We propose a small set of seasonal ponds that will be used by various species native to Pennsylvania for living and mostly breeding grounds. The area will provide the Bucknell Biology and Animal Behavior departments with an opportunity for field research right on campus. Native aquatic and species friendly plants will be incorporated in and around the ponds as well. We know that this project may take years to properly get up and running, but with the goals and motivation to make the Bucknell University farm a place for amphibians to thrive, we are up to the challenge. 

Speakers
WA

Wukitch, Abigail

Environmental College
ZJ

Zhang, Justin

Environmental College
CK

Carr, Kailyn

Environmental College
FP

Foradora, Peter

Environmental College


Saturday December 1, 2018 1:40pm - 3:00pm
Terrace Toom ELC

1:40pm

An analysis into modern solutions to food deserts

We will be analyzing the efficacy of solutions for food deserts. We will compare and contrast policies for fixing food desert areas and their efficiency and success. We will be looking at the different aspects and characteristics that affect food deserts, including government and private organization contributions.

 



Speakers
MJ

Mattiucci, Joseph

Food College
NM

Natalie Moreno

Junior Fellow, Food College
SO

Skitch, Otis

Food College


Saturday December 1, 2018 1:40pm - 3:00pm
Terrace Toom ELC
  • Special Requirements: Table

1:40pm

Your Lawn is Lacking: The Why and How of Sustainable Gardening
Sustainable  agriculture is an essential part of the solution to climate change. After  determining the importance and necessity of sustainable agriculture, our team  determined an excellent way for every-day people to take proactive actions  towards creating healthier environments: garden sustainably themselves. After  researching growing techniques that emphasize sustainable practices, our team  developed a plan for a model garden--one designed to maximize soil health,  biodiversity, and organic produce yield--for the average Pennsylvanian yard.  This poster seeks to inform the general public about sustainable gardening  practices, and to motivate them to do it.
  

Speakers

Saturday December 1, 2018 1:40pm - 3:00pm
Terrace Toom ELC
  • Special Requirements: Table

1:40pm

American Influence Abroad
This project aims to display six of the numerous military, political, or economical actions of the United States in foreign countries. The countries covered consist of Germany, Morocco, Chile, Indonesia, Cambodia, and Ghana. 

Speakers
CC

Clarke, Cameron

Global College
MM

McConnell, Margaret

Global College
JS

Jabbour, Stephen

Global College


Saturday December 1, 2018 1:40pm - 3:00pm
Terrace Toom ELC
  • Special Requirements: Screen

1:40pm

Human Rights Violations & How We Let Them Happen
The following story  map will involve an interactive map-based presentation that was created by  students and led by students. The story map will present six different  countries from different periods in history. The purpose of this presentation  and story map is to showcase different countries in which the United States  has gotten involved in and to present various different locations or events  within each country. These individual events or locations will relate to  potential human rights violations and the role of the United States within  those locations or events. Information regarding these events and locations  were gathered from William Blum’s book, Killing Hope: US Military and CIA  Interventions Since World War II, and outside research.
  

Speakers
KE

King, Eleanor

Global College
LJ

Lee, Joe

Global College
MM

Melkonian, Matilda

Global College


Saturday December 1, 2018 1:40pm - 3:00pm
Terrace Toom ELC
  • Special Requirements: Electricity, Screen

1:40pm

Investigating Human Rights Violations as Perpetrated by the United States
In our Symposium  Presentation, we will use the medium of a digital poster to highlight human  rights violations at the hands of the United States and the Central  Intelligence Agency. Our argument and support is centralized to six countries  in the 20th century: China, Vietnam, Germany (East and West), the Soviet  Union, Costa Rica, and Guatemala. We will explore how the United States  manipulated these countries and how the outcomes of the interventions  strengthened American power.
  

Speakers
BA

Boyer, Alexander

Global College
SA

Schneider, Alexandra

Global College
BJ

Buoscio, Julia

Global College


Saturday December 1, 2018 1:40pm - 3:00pm
Terrace Toom ELC
  • Special Requirements: Electricity, Table, Screen

1:40pm

U.S. Political Agendas: Interventionism's Influence on Human Rights
U.S. intervention in the affairs of other countries reveals common themes adverse to Human Rights (As those defined in the U.N. Declaration of Human Right). Themes of flawed, misinformed justification for intervention, intentional destabilization of governments, and clear consequences for the those living in the intervened country. U.S. intervention in Korea, Libya, Cuba, Germany, Chile, and Peru serve as case studies in Human Rights abuses.   

Speakers
TH

Thomas, Hunter

Global College
PM

Pomeroy, Megan

Global College
MS

Martinez, Skyler

Global College


Saturday December 1, 2018 1:40pm - 3:00pm
Terrace Toom ELC
  • Special Requirements: Electricity, Table, Screen

1:40pm

Albet Camus V. Jean-Paul Sartre
Being two of the most  fundamental pioneers of Existentialism, French Philosophers Albert Camus and  Jean-Paul Sartre had their different approach to the idea of "what is  human"

Speakers
TJ

Tang, Jiaqi

Humanities College


Saturday December 1, 2018 1:40pm - 3:00pm
Terrace Toom ELC

1:40pm

Confederate Carving on Stone Mountain
The Confederate  Carving on Stone Mountain is the largest confederate memorial in the country.  There is rising debate and controversy for the future of this monument. Will  it be removed or remain standing?

Speakers
BJ

Barbera, Jesse

Humanities College
BT

Baldwin, Thomas

Humanities College


Saturday December 1, 2018 1:40pm - 3:00pm
Terrace Toom ELC

1:40pm

Consciousness
My project will be  about the human consciousness, what it is, if it is necessary, and how it  relates to what it means to be a human.

Speakers
LE

Lagerback, Elizabeth

Humanities College


Saturday December 1, 2018 1:40pm - 3:00pm
Terrace Toom ELC

1:40pm

Consciousness and the Imagination
Exploring the functions of human consciousness and imagination. The ability to conceptualize, dream, and create are key to human existence. 

Speakers
HS

Horn, Scarlett

Humanities College


Saturday December 1, 2018 1:40pm - 3:00pm
Terrace Toom ELC

1:40pm

Death Rituals In Cultures Around the Globe
Nearly every culture  on earth has their own customary rituals that they perform when someone  within their culture dies. Although nearly every culture has customary  rituals based around death, this does not mean that they are in anyway the  same as many cultures hold different and often times peculiar after death  rituals. This project explores a few cultures different customary rituals  that they formed around death.

Speakers
LC

Littenberg, Chase

Humanities College


Saturday December 1, 2018 1:40pm - 3:00pm
Terrace Toom ELC

1:40pm

Death Through Music
Humans desire  knowledge and death provides us with the ultimate question. What happens?  Where do we go? Music is a way in which these questions are often evaluated.  To learn more about death music can provide insight into experiences we have  not yet had and ease our fear of the unknown.

Speakers
DA

Doane, Andrew

Humanities College


Saturday December 1, 2018 1:40pm - 3:00pm
Terrace Toom ELC

1:40pm

Exploring the Concreteness of Human Experience Through Classical Music
How does music make  us human? How does meaning arise from nothing but sounds without lyrics? How  does this given "meaning" shape the concreteness of the human  experience? Using these questions, I explore the the essence of music apart  from it's existence and creation by composers. In exploring this existential  theme of absent inherent meaning, one can come to understand music as a  language and an essence that facilitates human connection, emotion, and  imagination.

Speakers
IC

Isabella Carrega

Junior Fellow, Humanities College


Saturday December 1, 2018 1:40pm - 3:00pm
Terrace Toom ELC

1:40pm

Life's Meaning and the Absurd: Reasoning and Alternatives
Life's Meaning and the Absurd: Reasoning and Alternatives focuses on Albert Camus's theory of the absurd, and specifically his concept of philosophical suicide, which refers to people establishing meaning beyond themselves, denying the indifference of the universe, and overall rejecting the absurd. Our presentation draws on the ways in which many people commit philosophical suicide, either through believing in God or assigning meaning to the universe. Along with the reasons why people choose to commit philosophical suicide, which may range from fear of failure, lack of stability, and society's influence on the fulfillment of voids. 

Speakers
MB

Maya Brown

Junior Fellow, Global College
HV

Hendricks, Verona

Humanities College


Saturday December 1, 2018 1:40pm - 3:00pm
Terrace Toom ELC

1:40pm

Relations between Homegoing and 12 Years A Slave
Comparing the novel Homegoing, by Yaa Gyasi, and the motion picture 12 Years A Slave. The difference of reading about slavery in Homegoing and viewing slavery in 12 Years a Slave. 

Speakers
DW

Donovan, William

Humanities College


Saturday December 1, 2018 1:40pm - 3:00pm
Terrace Toom ELC
  • Special Requirements: Table

1:40pm

Slavery and discrimination
To explore the relationship between slavery and discrimination. Besides this, I want to introduce some important things or people related to slavery and discrimination.

Speakers
WH

Wang, Hanzheng

Humanities College


Saturday December 1, 2018 1:40pm - 3:00pm
Terrace Toom ELC

1:40pm

The Problem of Evil
My project focuses on  the problem of evil and the concept of nature vs. nurture. A test was run on  sets of twins and the study has shown that psychopathy is 60 percent  heritable. This suggests that psychopathic traits are largely genetically  determined. There has also been a correlation between criminal psychopathy  and brain abnormality. As this brain abnormality in the majority of cases of  psychopathic criminals is not abruptly acquired, there is good reason to  think that it's grounded in the psychopath's DNA. In addition one common  explanation is that psychopaths experience some kind of trauma in early  childhood.
  

Speakers
DA

Diaz, Angelique

Humanities College


Saturday December 1, 2018 1:40pm - 3:00pm
Terrace Toom ELC

1:40pm

the problems of evil
why people think  people are more evil than other people and what makes a person more evil

Speakers
LB

Lundy, Brenden

Humanities College


Saturday December 1, 2018 1:40pm - 3:00pm
Terrace Toom ELC

1:40pm

The Public Presence of Confederate Monuments
The debate concerning  Confederate monuments has become increasingly more divisive and hostile in  recent years, reaching the point of the Charlottesville Riots in 2017. It's  important to analyze the effect and emotional impact these monuments have for  both opposing sides in order to determine how best to peacefully move forward  as a more unified country.

Speakers
LA

Lopez, Anthony

Humanities College


Saturday December 1, 2018 1:40pm - 3:00pm
Terrace Toom ELC
  • Special Requirements: Table

1:40pm

The Value of Absurdity to Humanity
The purpose and goal of my oral presentation is to bring into question the actual value and practicality of implementing the philosophy of absurdity into one's life. I accomplished this by examining the absurd heroes we have studied in class and comparing the pros and cons of living the way they did. Through my cross-examination of these absurd heroes I am able to come to the conclusion that the giving into the absurd prevents one from experiencing emotions that are essential to what it means to be a human being.       

Speakers
MD

MacKelcan, Davis

Humanities College


Saturday December 1, 2018 1:40pm - 3:00pm
Terrace Toom ELC

1:40pm

A History of the Youth during Post-War in Spain
Paracuellos explores the lives of young children during Post Civil War in Spain throughout different Social Aid "Homes" where the experiences left the children psychologically scarred. This graphic novel is written by Carlos Gimenez as an autobiography to critique the Franco regime in Spain. During this bloody time, Social Aid homes were created due to the amount of poor and recently orphaned children, the lack of resources at home or due to ill mothers unable to care for the children. . Being a victim of violence at a young age transforms a person. Views on the world and identity become altered due to trauma which leads to a motivation to project one's voice. In this poster the themes of trauma, helplessness and corruption will be explored.

Speakers
CR

Cordova, Ruby

Languages & Cultures College


Saturday December 1, 2018 1:40pm - 3:00pm
Terrace Toom ELC
  • Special Requirements: Table

1:40pm

A History Passed Down
My poster is about the graphic novel Maus by Art Spiegelman. The novel presents the dark times of the Holocaust in a unique light as the characters take form of different animals to represent the different groups involved and as Spiegelman employs a specific structure in chronology to best share his story. The digital poster utilizes the art of color, space, and words to illustrate the major themes and ideas in the novel. 

Speakers
SS

Sohn, Sally

Languages & Cultures College


Saturday December 1, 2018 1:40pm - 3:00pm
Terrace Toom ELC

1:40pm

Chinglish as a face-threatening act
Between 1990 and  2010, Chinglish (the literal translation from Chinese to English) was a  common phenomenon in the public sphere. The effect of Chinglish is definitely  humorous to both foreigners and native speakers. This presentation will ask,  where does Chinglish actually emerge from and is Chinglish considered a  face-threatening act? We will present a research on the definition of  Chinglish, the reasons behind its evolution, and people's attitude towards  Chinglish by surveying current Chinese students at Bucknell University. We  will discuss the potential misunderstanding it creates and how the Chinese  government responses to it.
  

Speakers
MA

Minh Anh Phan

Junior Fellow, Languages & Cultures College
WX

Wan, Xinran

Languages & Cultures College
HY

Huang, Yanjing

Languages & Cultures College


Saturday December 1, 2018 1:40pm - 3:00pm
Terrace Toom ELC
  • Special Requirements: Electricity, Table, Screen

1:40pm

Fashion and Language: An Analysis of How Words Impact Trends in America
The fashion industry  in America is ever-evolving: it can popularize specific trends and in the  next deem them a thing of the past. Fashion magazines, a key vehicle of  communication in this fast-paced industry, utilize linguistic ideas to  provide Americans with current trends in the world of fashion. Vogue magazine  is one of many examples of the way in which language is used to influence the  industry. This project analyzes the relationship between words and fashion  trends from the headlines in Vogue’s issues dating back to the  1980’s.
  

Speakers
CE

Conklin, Ethan

Languages & Cultures College
CH

Coleman, Hallee

Languages & Cultures College
FL

Friedman, Lara

Languages & Cultures College
JS

Jeon, Sun Woo

Languages & Cultures College


Saturday December 1, 2018 1:40pm - 3:00pm
Terrace Toom ELC
  • Special Requirements: Screen

1:40pm

Futbol For All
For many people  worldwide, soccer is their religion and the air they breathe, a pulsating  life force that explodes every time the ball hits the back of the net.  Vuvuzelas buzz and crowds roar, yet soccer in different cultures worldwide is  synonymous with toxic masculinity, excluding female and LGBTQ players from  the limelight. By analyzing stories in "Futbol, La Novela  Grafica" by Santiago Garci­a and Pablo Ri­os alongside current events,  I will try to shed light on how the sport beloved by billions excludes the  non-masculine from sharing in its glory, and how it can be used to spark  progress.

Speakers
AB

Andrei Bucaloiu

Junior Fellow, Languages & Cultures College


Saturday December 1, 2018 1:40pm - 3:00pm
Terrace Toom ELC

1:40pm

Islamic Women in Graphic Novels
The purpose of this presentation is to present the historical significance of prostitution and the role of eunuchs in Islamic history in conjunction with the fictional depictions found in Craig Thompson’s romantic, graphic novel Habibi. The story takes place in an fictional Islamic world, illustrating a controversial romance between former child slaves. The goal of my presentation is to explore Islamic sexual jurisprudence and how this fictional novel explores controversial practices throughout history. I will provide information regarding lawful and unlawful sexual conduct according to the Islamic laws of sexuality which rely heavily on the Qur’an and other religious leaders.

Speakers
CP

Collier, Patrick

Languages & Cultures College


Saturday December 1, 2018 1:40pm - 3:00pm
Terrace Toom ELC

1:40pm

Stitches: A Silent World
When fourteen year  old David Small looses his ability to speak after developing a tumour on his  neck, he undoubtably begins to question his identity and purpose on this  earth as he silenced by his illness. This calls us to examine how physical  and mental illness affects the identity of an individual and how they come to  interact with their surroundings. Illness can be an identity and life  altering event that may change ones view of themselves, their family members,  and the world as everything that was once thought to be known, has completely  changed.

Speakers
RN

Rivait, Nicole

Languages & Cultures College


Saturday December 1, 2018 1:40pm - 3:00pm
Terrace Toom ELC

1:40pm

The effect of Alzheimer's on caregivers
The purpose of this presentation is to show the effect that Alzheimer's has on caregivers. Roses in December is a graphic novel by Batiuk, Tom which talks about a fourteen-year struggles of two storylines of characters dealing with the incurable Alzheimer’s disease. The first storyline is about a character called Ralph, who is confronted with the trauma of his wife Helen’s worsening Alzheimer’s. He’s not sure if she even recognize him anymore. The second story line is about two sisters named Lucy and Lilian McKenzie and the struggles Lilian has to go through in order to put Lucy in a nursing home.

Speakers
GB

Getaneh, Bitseat

Languages & Cultures College


Saturday December 1, 2018 1:40pm - 3:00pm
Terrace Toom ELC

1:40pm

The Holocaust's Effect on Generations of Families

There is no denying that the lives of those affected during the Holocaust were changed dramatically, but the affect that the Holocaust has had on preceding generations is just as drastic. Art Spiegelman showcases this in his graphic novel, Maus, as he delves into the relationship he has with his father, Valdez, who is a Holocaust survivor. Through Spiegelman’s use of narration and combining his perspective of the present with Valdez’ perspective of the past he is able to showcase the impact that the Holocaust has had on both of them individually and as a family.


Speakers
MK

Monti, Kayanne

Languages & Cultures College


Saturday December 1, 2018 1:40pm - 3:00pm
Terrace Toom ELC

1:40pm

The Voyeurs: How people in contemporary age live and make decision?
The book talks about how Gabrielle Bell seen people around her live for their lives and make decisions. It makes her think about everyone's different life and different living style, which is also a thought-provoking question for everyone who's reading the book. 

Speakers
TY

Tian, Yijie

Languages & Cultures College


Saturday December 1, 2018 1:40pm - 3:00pm
Terrace Toom ELC
  • Special Requirements: Table

1:40pm

Police Brutality in Modern America
This project examines  the causes and results of police brutality in the United States, most broadly  taking a critical look at white denial. The poster will also demonstrate the  work we did during the presentation of our project to the Social Justice Residential  College.

Speakers
JF

Jacob Feuerstein

Junior Fellow, Social Justice College
CJ

Campbell, James

Social Justice College
PM

Polan, Melaina

Social Justice College


Saturday December 1, 2018 1:40pm - 3:00pm
Terrace Toom ELC
  • Special Requirements: Table

1:40pm

Accessibility of 3D Printing in Medicine
tbd

Speakers
PK

Palphreyman, Kerri

Society & Technology College


Saturday December 1, 2018 1:40pm - 3:00pm
Terrace Toom ELC

1:40pm

Benefits of Video Games
Speakers
MJ

Medina, Julian

Society & Technology College


Saturday December 1, 2018 1:40pm - 3:00pm
Terrace Toom ELC

1:40pm

Changes In Infrastructure Needed to Accommodate Autonomous and Electric Vehicles
Electric cars have  been around for more than a century but it's not up until the 21th first  century that it was thought to be a suitable replacement for internal  combustion vehicles. The Electric vehicle has led to the development of  autonomous vehicles. In order for these two innovations to succeed we need to  revise our infrastructure that was originally built for internal combustion  engines. This infrastructure ranges from electric grids to how the vehicles  are structure to think.

Speakers
VI

Vargas II, Carlos

Society & Technology College


Saturday December 1, 2018 1:40pm - 3:00pm
Terrace Toom ELC

1:40pm

Children's YouTube: Far from innocence
Speakers
ND

Nicholas DeMarchis

Junior Fellow, Society & Technology College


Saturday December 1, 2018 1:40pm - 3:00pm
Terrace Toom ELC

1:40pm

Data and Security in the Modern World
This project looks  into how companies collect and process user data online and how information  online can be misused. This project covers the different types of data,  different methods for collecting information, how data and systems can be  misused, and what efforts are being made by both companies and governments to  protect users online.

Speakers
MP

Messner, Parker

Society & Technology College


Saturday December 1, 2018 1:40pm - 3:00pm
Terrace Toom ELC

1:40pm

Electronic Medical Record: The Problems and The Future
Electronic medical  records have revolutionized the healthcare field by completely changing the  way professionals store and organize health information. This technology  offers countless benefits and has been widely adopted across the world.  However, there are also major problems that have arisen as time has passed.  These problems include cybersecurity, frustrated physicians, large costs, and  interoperability. The solutions to these problems will not be easily achieved  and they are needed to make electronic medical records the best technology  that they can be.

Speakers
WA

Warnick, Anthony

Society & Technology College


Saturday December 1, 2018 1:40pm - 3:00pm
Terrace Toom ELC

1:40pm

Enhanced Virtual Reality Involving all Types of Education
This project will basically discuss the history and the future of VR, how VR could involve in different educational fields, and several disadvantages or concerns about it. 

Speakers
CZ

Chen, Zeming

Society & Technology College


Saturday December 1, 2018 1:40pm - 3:00pm
Terrace Toom ELC
  • Special Requirements: Table

1:40pm

Fusion Power: Why it is 30 Years Away and May Always Be
My project is a  summary of how nuclear fusion power has evolved since it was initially  theorized, in the first half of the 20th century. I then explore what is  currently being done in the field, what progress is being made and where the  technology is heading. Lastly, I discuss what the world would look like if we  were able to achieve, commercial, fusion power.

Speakers
FE

Farkas, Ezekiel

Society & Technology College


Saturday December 1, 2018 1:40pm - 3:00pm
Terrace Toom ELC

1:40pm

Genetic Mapping
Speakers
RC

Rohrer, Callie

Society & Technology College


Saturday December 1, 2018 1:40pm - 3:00pm
Terrace Toom ELC

1:40pm

How the Concentration of Plastics in Ocean and Freshwater Systems Impacts Access to Clean Water
The purpose of this project is to understand the relationship between the concentration of plastics in both ocean and freshwater systems and providing access to clean water. As the concentration of plastics increases and ever more plastics continue to contaminate our waters, developing solutions to the problem of producing clean water has become a global challenge. There are a number of potential solutions that have been developed in the past or are currently under development, such as the fundamental rules of recycling, building technologically advanced machines, educating the future generations, etc. These approaches however have not achieved the desired level of effectiveness, and continuing research is necessary.  The results of this project give insights into potential directions for future research.  

Speakers
MY

Maren Yamada

Junior Fellow, Society & Technology College


Saturday December 1, 2018 1:40pm - 3:00pm
Terrace Toom ELC

1:40pm

Human Genetic Enhancement
tbd

Speakers
LQ

Long, Quenton

Society & Technology College


Saturday December 1, 2018 1:40pm - 3:00pm
Terrace Toom ELC

1:40pm

Instagram

Using Instagram for hours has an effect on its users that is much greater than one might expect. My research examines the mental health effects that Instagram has on its users; including depression, anxiety, and self doubt. This project also explains why these drawbacks outweigh Instagram’s benefits; including feelings of community, and the opportunity to hold connections to friends and family from across the globe.


Speakers
SM

Silverman, Max

Society & Technology College


Saturday December 1, 2018 1:40pm - 3:00pm
Terrace Toom ELC

1:40pm

Internet of Things & Society: Intertwined
People now live in a world where everything is connected to the internet. From typical smartphones to refrigerators, many of the devices used in the world today use the Internet to add to their capabilities. But as the prominence of Internet of Things becomes more apparent, and the application of Internet-connected devices grows, one must consider the improvements and consequences to users and society as a whole. How do these devices help people in society? How can they be harmful to them? Utilizing both online research and the opinions of experts, these pros and cons will be analyzed to find the balance - or lack thereof - of the two

Speakers
MH

Mekonnen, Helina

Society & Technology College


Saturday December 1, 2018 1:40pm - 3:00pm
Terrace Toom ELC

1:40pm

Sustainable Transportation in the United States and Abroad
Creating a culture of sustainable transportation in the United States and abroad is important for energy conservation. In contrast to the United States, Germany and other European countries have made great advancements in this field. The United States' expansive highway network and reliance on automobiles for transportation make implementing modes of sustainable transportation difficult, but not impossible. The United States must learn from European countries such as Germany and Denmark, that sustainable transportation systems can be implemented over time, through changes in policy and infrastructure. 

Speakers
PN

Parkes, Nicholas

Society & Technology College


Saturday December 1, 2018 1:40pm - 3:00pm
Terrace Toom ELC

1:40pm

TBD
tbd

Speakers
PJ

Page, James

Society & Technology College


Saturday December 1, 2018 1:40pm - 3:00pm
Terrace Toom ELC

1:40pm

The Evolution If Urban Transportation
American  Infrastructure is developing in most major metropolitan areas towards a more  efficient, socially attractive, and environmentally friendly goals. This  presentation will address the current modern developments in urban  transportation and challenges in applying them to existing infrastructure.

Speakers
SN

Sanborn, Nicholas

Society & Technology College


Saturday December 1, 2018 1:40pm - 3:00pm
Terrace Toom ELC

1:40pm

Water Purification Techniques for Application in Third World Countries
According to the United Nations, 2.3 billion people do not have access to safe water. This is a problem found almost exclusively in developing nations that can affect health, energy and agricultural production, education, and gender equality. Four methods that are often examined as ways to provide clean water are: Ceramic Filtration, Slow Sand Filtration, Solar-Disinfection, and Chlorination. Each of these has both positive and negative aspects. After extensive literature review and conducting interviews, it can be determined that the best method of water purification in third-world countries is a multi-barrier approach that uses one or more of these methods. 

Speakers
CS

Caitlyn Schuette

Junior Fellow, Society & Technology College


Saturday December 1, 2018 1:40pm - 3:00pm
Terrace Toom ELC

2:00pm

Goddess of Mercy, Act 1 Scene 1
tbd

Speakers
SJ

Santos, Jillian

Arts College
JM

Jeniah Martin

Junior Fellow, Arts College

Moderators
avatar for Carol White

Carol White

Senior Fellow, Humanities College
Presidential Professor of Philosophy of Religion
KP

Kofi Poku

Resident Fellow, Residential Colleges


Saturday December 1, 2018 2:00pm - 2:20pm
023 Coleman

2:05pm

Henry: a Fictional Case Study of a Existential Hero
Deserted Islands.  Crazy Monkeys. The Mafia. A whole lot o' bad Luck. Existential Heroes often  encounter all sorts of "Absurd things". For this presentation, I'll  be discussing my own short story, "Henry", and the themes it uses  to create my own version of an existential hero.

Speakers
MJ

Magarelli, John

Humanities College

Moderators
AF

Abby Flynt

Senior Fellow, Society & Technology College
FT

Faith Trejo

Junior Fellow, Arts College


Saturday December 1, 2018 2:05pm - 2:20pm
120 Coleman
  • Special Requirements: Table

2:05pm

Is the Black Lives Matter movement an effective form of Civil Disobedience ?
My presentation will be about the Black lives matter movement . I will briefly cover what exactly is the Black lives matter. What forms of civil disobedience is incrportatd into the movement and why the movement  itself is imporant in today's world. 

Speakers
AA

Ali, Ardo

Social Justice College

Moderators
BC

Bethany Collier

Senior Fellow, Social Justice College
avatar for Chiara Evans

Chiara Evans

Junior Fellow, Arts College



Saturday December 1, 2018 2:05pm - 2:20pm
251 Coleman

2:05pm

Women's Suffrage Movement
The American women's suffrage movement took decades to finally win the vote through the 19th amendment in 1920. After Stanton, Anthony and Mott died, Alice Paul became one of the leaders of the movement and changed the tactics that the movement used. 

Speakers
RT

Roman, Tatiana

Social Justice College

Moderators
DP

Dylan Pappas

Junior Fellow, Society & Technology College
SK

Sally Koutsoliotas

Senior Fellow, Society & Technology College



Saturday December 1, 2018 2:05pm - 2:20pm
221 Coleman

2:05pm

Geography and Culture of Food
Our group project is  focused on how food is utilized by various cultures around the globe. Often,  the same basic food products like potatoes or rice are transformed by  different food cultures to create different methods of consumption. Geography  heavily affects the means of food production in determining what can be grown  and how food can be cooked. The geographical climate that different cultures  live in also heavily affects the food they consume. Overall, our main  research is focusing on how different food cultures are affected by  geographical circumstances.
  

Speakers
KE

Kelly, Eadaoin

Food College
RS

Ren, Sanford

Food College
KS

Kroch, Sinet

Food College

Moderators
avatar for Bastian Heinsohn

Bastian Heinsohn

Senior Fellow, Languages & Cultures College
Movies!
SJ

Suphanat Juengprasertsak

Junior Fellow, Global College


Saturday December 1, 2018 2:05pm - 2:25pm
119 Coleman

2:05pm

The Great Food Debate
The overarching theme  to our presentation is the tradeoffs between two forms of agriculture:  industrial and organic. Ultimately we will be breaking down this topic into  three separate subtopic of great importance. The first being the health  effects the two types of farming have, the environmental impact, and the  practicality of each method.
  

Speakers
RC

Ruf, Christian

Food College
CK

Cassar, Keith

Food College
SN

Sklar, Neal

Food College

Moderators
AB

Avery Blasko

Junior Fellow, Humanities College
PS

Prof. Stephanie Larson

Senior Fellow, Humanities College


Saturday December 1, 2018 2:05pm - 2:25pm
150 Coleman

2:05pm

Positionality and Police
Our group's goal is  to reconcile the current social political climate, with the systemic and  institutionalized injustices that have been perpetrated by the criminal  justice system. To do this, we collaborated with Bucknell's Public Safety,  and did an experiment with a positionally survey on some of the officers in  the department. We wanted to use the information we collected to both expose  the lack of awareness of positionally in law enforcement, and also make the  officers we surveyed aware of the importance of self-reflection. We will  present our findings, as well as personal comments on associations between  the current political climate and said findings to a group.

Speakers
SA

Shapiro, Abigail

Social Justice College
WN

Wadhams, Natividad

Social Justice College
CV

Cartelli, Vincent

Social Justice College

Moderators
KM

Kayla McCellon

Junior Fellow, Social Justice College
PB

Prof. Brantley Gasaway

Senior Fellow, Social Justice College



Saturday December 1, 2018 2:05pm - 2:25pm
219 Coleman

2:05pm

Turkey: The Hijab and its place in Secularism
A prevailing view amongst many Western feminists is the belief that the hijab is a symbol of oppression and must be done away with as a step towards furthering female autonomy.  Such feminists might, thus, view Turkey as a utopia with its liberal-minded, predominantly Muslim population. With a strong emphasis on embracing Western secularism and the realization of Islam as an assault against democracy, Turkey’s efforts to dissociate religion from the state have been relentless. Highlighting the controversial Kavakçi case, this project hones in  on the intersection of government authority, individual liberties, and feminism.


Speakers
AC

Ahsan, Chanze

Social Justice College
MJ

Minhas, Jasmine

Social Justice College

Moderators
BA

Bhagawat Acharya

Junior Fellow, Discovery College
RS

Ron Smith

Senior Fellow, Global College



Saturday December 1, 2018 2:05pm - 2:25pm
055 Coleman

2:05pm

To See Or Not to See
Our video project demonstrates the psychology of magic by emphasizing the role of inattentional blindness and change blindness, both of which are types of misdirection. This role will be explored by analyzing the structure and function of the brain and how it relates to our subsequent visual experience. Furthermore, the video will also address how magicians exploit the “weaknesses” in our visual system by using misdirection and other phenomena. As humans, we intuitively think that we perceive much of our surroundings, when, in fact, we are almost always left filling in an incomplete picture of what we see. To prove this effect, we will perform magic tricks pertaining to change and inattentional blindness. The success of these magic tricks ultimately rely on our failure to perceive and interpret a full scene, but they also rely on the fact that our brains choose what visual information is the most important to focus on. This video will address this lack of perception and how it relates to another occurrence known as the blind spot, and how our brain “fills in” these gaps in our experiences and perceptions. In order to explain these concepts, we will use diagrams and an interview from Aaron Mitchel, a psychology professor at Bucknell University. Also, the overall mood of the video will be informative, yet entertaining in order to generate the audience’s interest. We will accomplish this mood through a happy medium of using light-hearted jokes and magic tricks coupled with diagrams and formal explanations of the phenomenon being witnessed in the video.

Video Link: https://mediaspace.bucknell.edu/media/To+See+Or+Not+To+See/0_g1edmdaa

Speakers
FB

Frain, Brendan

Discovery College
BD

Bellini, Daniela

Discovery College
LK

Lam, Khoi

Discovery College
BM

Barton, Macy

Discovery College

Moderators
avatar for Gari Eberly

Gari Eberly

Junior Fellow, Environmental College
PC

Prof. Chris Camuto

Senior Fellow, Environmental College


Saturday December 1, 2018 2:05pm - 2:30pm
118 Coleman

2:20pm

Support for the Anti-Apartheid Movement on U.S. College Campuses
My research project  will be analyzing the actions that the U.S. took to go against the National  Party's Apartheid, more specifically college students across the nation who  were in support of the Anti-Apartheid movement. Many college students and  professors organized rallies, demonstrations, and other forms of protest to  go against the policies that the U.S. government placed that supported the  National Party.

Speakers
NE

Njoku, Ezechinyere

Social Justice College

Moderators
avatar for Carol White

Carol White

Senior Fellow, Humanities College
Presidential Professor of Philosophy of Religion
KP

Kofi Poku

Resident Fellow, Residential Colleges



Saturday December 1, 2018 2:20pm - 2:35pm
023 Coleman

2:20pm

Paris' Different Colors in Film
To many, Paris is a city of love that oozes with romance and passion. However, to others, Paris is just another toxic, tourist-infested city with rude citizens. In this presentation, we review the positive and negative viewpoints of Paris by contrasting two completely different films. Delpy's 2 Days in Paris and Allen's Midnight in Paris, while both set in the same city, utilize color, or lack thereof, to help establish their portrayal of Paris. 

Speakers
GS

Gibek, Sara

Languages & Cultures College
HW

Han, Wuyang

Languages & Cultures College

Moderators
DP

Dylan Pappas

Junior Fellow, Society & Technology College
SK

Sally Koutsoliotas

Senior Fellow, Society & Technology College



Saturday December 1, 2018 2:20pm - 2:40pm
221 Coleman

2:20pm

The RIGHT Way to Portray New York.
In this presentation,  we explore cinema's portrayal of New York City as depicted in Spike Lee's  "Do the Right Thing" (1989). We analyze the effects of how the city  becomes a character in the film through cinematic elements such as  mise-en-scene, sound, and cinematography. Utilizing stills and short clips  from the film, we demonstrate how the city comes alive and mirrors the tone  of the film. Furthermore, we compare well-known New York-set blockbuster  films with Lee's "Do the Right Thing", highlighting why "Do the Right  Thing" is the quintessential New York film. We conclude our presentation  with an appeal to our audience members to see the film and remember that  there is more to New York than the glamorized images of big box office successes.

We will be showing  clips from the film in our presentation.

Speakers
FG

Fabijanic, Gillian

Languages & Cultures College
FG

Ferrara, Giuliana

Languages & Cultures College

Moderators
BC

Bethany Collier

Senior Fellow, Social Justice College
avatar for Chiara Evans

Chiara Evans

Junior Fellow, Arts College



Saturday December 1, 2018 2:20pm - 2:40pm
251 Coleman

2:20pm

Comparing French Society to U.S Schools: The Use of the Courts and Public Policy to Preserve Secular Democracy
tbd

Speakers
CC

Campbell, Carolyn

Social Justice College
DI

DeRiso, Isabella

Social Justice College
RN

Reddig, Nicole

Social Justice College

Moderators
AF

Abby Flynt

Senior Fellow, Society & Technology College
FT

Faith Trejo

Junior Fellow, Arts College



Saturday December 1, 2018 2:20pm - 2:40pm
120 Coleman

2:25pm

God, Law, and the Antigone
In The Antigone,  Sophocles presents us with one of man's oldest dilemas. Who is superior, man  or God? How we answer this question and similar religious questions has  serious social, cultural, and political ramifications. In fact, these  questions are the most important questions that one can ask. Why? Listen to  my presentation to find out

Speakers
HO

Herndon, Oliver

Humanities College

Moderators
KM

Kayla McCellon

Junior Fellow, Social Justice College
PB

Prof. Brantley Gasaway

Senior Fellow, Social Justice College


Saturday December 1, 2018 2:25pm - 2:40pm
219 Coleman

2:25pm

"Making Something from Nothing" Group 1
In this session, we will present recently completed stop-motion animations that reimagine popular stories, folktales, or myths through the re-use of existing cultural imagery and found elements. Through the use of collage, moving image, and sound, we aim to update the stories' contexts and meanings with renewed relevance for a contemporary audience

Speakers
PA

Patel, Alexa

Arts College
LK

Lokko, Kojo

Arts College
ET

Earle, Tarrin

Arts College

Moderators
BA

Bhagawat Acharya

Junior Fellow, Discovery College
RS

Ron Smith

Senior Fellow, Global College



Saturday December 1, 2018 2:25pm - 2:45pm
055 Coleman

2:25pm

The Woman in the Teal Scarf by Nina Mansfield - Acting Scene
The scene is set in a  quiet college town during Christmas time. Hannah, a filmmaker, just lost her  housing. With no one else to turn to, Hannah asks a professor she met at a  poetry reading for help. Lydia, the professor’s wife and an actress turned  stay-at-home mom, is hesitant to welcome this stranger with a teal scarf into  her home.

Speakers
KC

Kittell, Cameron

Arts College
FJ

Flynn, Jillian

Arts College

Moderators
AB

Avery Blasko

Junior Fellow, Humanities College
PS

Prof. Stephanie Larson

Senior Fellow, Humanities College


Saturday December 1, 2018 2:25pm - 2:45pm
150 Coleman

2:25pm

Can Science Improve Misdirection in Magic Performance?
Our video answers the  question: "Can science be used to improve magic" A public magic  performance opens the video, and then after the performance, the magician  ponders why the trick worked. He then approaches an expert knowledgeable in  magic with this question, and, from then on, the video revolves around this  expert and his peers explaining misdirection and how science can assist in  improving magic. This narration and lesson will excite and interest the  audience through the humorous yet informative examples being acted out as the  experts narrate. The final consensus is that magic can be improved by  science.

Speakers
SC

Smith, Clinard

Discovery College
YJ

Yu, Jingtong

Discovery College
OP

Onffroy, Philip

Discovery College
QW

Qian, Wenyi

Discovery College

Moderators
avatar for Bastian Heinsohn

Bastian Heinsohn

Senior Fellow, Languages & Cultures College
Movies!
SJ

Suphanat Juengprasertsak

Junior Fellow, Global College


Saturday December 1, 2018 2:25pm - 2:45pm
119 Coleman

2:30pm

The Effect of Language Difference on Group Formation and Social Preference at Bucknell
This study explores language differences' role in social group formation between international and domestic students at Bucknell University. Are in-groups are formed predominantly by language preference? A survey will be given to a random sample of Residential College students to investigate preferred language in social interactions, and determine the correlation between social interaction and language preferences.  This data will be compared to US census data to analyze whether in-groups are derivative of language in particular areas. If high-conflict areas contain large populations that speak different languages, it would further support the idea that groups are influenced by language preference. 

Speakers
WT

Williams, Tyler

Languages & Cultures College

Moderators
avatar for Gari Eberly

Gari Eberly

Junior Fellow, Environmental College
PC

Prof. Chris Camuto

Senior Fellow, Environmental College


Saturday December 1, 2018 2:30pm - 2:45pm
118 Coleman

2:35pm

"Future is Now" Group 4
Genetically Modified Organisms and Health by Lainey Lavelle




Speakers
LL

Lavelle, Lainey

Society & Technology College
HL

Hillegas, Logan

Society & Technology College
MS

Mooney, Sarah

Society & Technology College
MT

Munshower, Thomas

Society & Technology College

Moderators
avatar for Carol White

Carol White

Senior Fellow, Humanities College
Presidential Professor of Philosophy of Religion
KP

Kofi Poku

Resident Fellow, Residential Colleges



Saturday December 1, 2018 2:35pm - 3:00pm
023 Coleman

2:40pm

"Making Something from Nothing" Group 3
In this session, we will present recently completed stop-motion animations that reimagine popular stories, folktales, or myths through the re-use of existing cultural imagery and found elements. Through the use of collage, moving image, and sound, we aim to update the stories' contexts and meanings with renewed relevance for a contemporary audience

Link for presentation: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1Nvo_EryrWKdOmvW3gDlFyaGe0IcUL4QptoWESvuwO1M/edit?usp=sharing

Speakers
SE

Smith, Elana

Arts College
LJ

Lin, Jiaqi

Arts College
LX

Luo, Xinwei

Arts College

Moderators
AF

Abby Flynt

Senior Fellow, Society & Technology College
FT

Faith Trejo

Junior Fellow, Arts College


Saturday December 1, 2018 2:40pm - 3:00pm
120 Coleman

2:40pm

"Spike Heels" Act 1 Scene 1 by Theresa Rebeck
This is the final performance in our Foundation Seminar, Discovery of the Expressive Self. It is an excerpt of the play "Spike Heels" by Theresa Rebeck with the characters Andrew and Georgie. 

Speakers
RJ

Riker, Jonathan

Arts College
DS

Dickinson, Sydney

Arts College

Moderators
DP

Dylan Pappas

Junior Fellow, Society & Technology College
SK

Sally Koutsoliotas

Senior Fellow, Society & Technology College


Saturday December 1, 2018 2:40pm - 3:00pm
221 Coleman

2:40pm

August: Osage County
Performance of a  scene from Tracey Letts' August: Osage County

Speakers
BR

Beiter, Rowan

Arts College
DS

Debler, Sabrina

Arts College

Moderators
BC

Bethany Collier

Senior Fellow, Social Justice College
avatar for Chiara Evans

Chiara Evans

Junior Fellow, Arts College


Saturday December 1, 2018 2:40pm - 3:00pm
251 Coleman

2:40pm

The Gullible Mind
Two billion dollars. That's how much revenue the psychic industry has managed to milk out of gullible consumers in 2018 alone. But why are we so eager to invest our cash in such an antiquated and unstable market? As you will soon learn, the psychic industry is far from antiquated, as it continues to expand its consumer base by exploiting our predisposed tendencies to believe in the supernatural. So, watch closely as you might just learn something about the world of psychic phenomena, and possibly even yourself.

https://mediaspace.bucknell.edu/media/Gullible+Minds/0_3rv5udkx/105114691 

Speakers
YB

Yackel, Bryan

Discovery College
PG

Park, Geoffrey

Discovery College
SK

Sampson, Kristen

Discovery College
RR

Rivera, Rosa

Discovery College

Moderators
KM

Kayla McCellon

Junior Fellow, Social Justice College
PB

Prof. Brantley Gasaway

Senior Fellow, Social Justice College


Saturday December 1, 2018 2:40pm - 3:00pm
219 Coleman

2:45pm

The Influence of Typology on Confederate Monuments
Our providential  interpretation of American history continues to be a guiding factor in our  understanding of events like the civil war. DW Griffith's 1915 film  "Birth of a Nation"illustrates how he relied on concepts of  typology in order to glorify the southern confederacy. Typology is a theory  that urges us to see the parallel running of the Bible and present time. As  we look more closely it is easier to see this influence in monuments like  Antonin Mercie's Robert E. Lee memorial in Richmond, Virginia and even the  Lincoln memorial which we often do not recognize as a Confederate monument.

Speakers
HI

Hobart IV, William

Humanities College

Moderators
BA

Bhagawat Acharya

Junior Fellow, Discovery College
RS

Ron Smith

Senior Fellow, Global College


Saturday December 1, 2018 2:45pm - 3:00pm
055 Coleman

2:45pm

ACT UP: Mission, successes, and failures
tbd

Speakers
SE

Smith, Emery

Social Justice College

Moderators
avatar for Bastian Heinsohn

Bastian Heinsohn

Senior Fellow, Languages & Cultures College
Movies!
SJ

Suphanat Juengprasertsak

Junior Fellow, Global College



Saturday December 1, 2018 2:45pm - 3:00pm
119 Coleman

2:45pm

Mother of The Plaza de Mayo
tbd

Speakers
TL

Torres Loredo, Margarita

Social Justice College

Moderators
avatar for Gari Eberly

Gari Eberly

Junior Fellow, Environmental College
PC

Prof. Chris Camuto

Senior Fellow, Environmental College



Saturday December 1, 2018 2:45pm - 3:00pm
118 Coleman

2:45pm

The Catonsville Nine
tbd

Speakers
ME

Mullen, Erin

Social Justice College

Moderators
AB

Avery Blasko

Junior Fellow, Humanities College
PS

Prof. Stephanie Larson

Senior Fellow, Humanities College



Saturday December 1, 2018 2:45pm - 3:00pm
150 Coleman

3:10pm

Bletchley Park
Bletchley Park was a  top secret code breaking base in England during World War II. It employed  thousands of codebreakers to decipher the various encoded messages Germany  sent during the war. The codebreakers worked tirelessly and were able to  slowly break each code after months of hard work. Germany thought one cipher  in particular, The Enigma, was impervious to being cracked, hence why they  used it extensively. However Bletchley Park's best minds, lead by Alan  Turing, cracked the Enigma Cipher and allowed England to know Germany's every  move, thus drastically impacting the events of WWII.

Speakers
TA

Trimble, Aidan

Discovery College
PC

Phillips, Carroll

Discovery College
BC

Bea Casey

Junior Fellow, Discovery College
AS

Ascoli, Sebastian

Discovery College

Moderators
avatar for Anna Kell

Anna Kell

Senior Fellow, Arts College
This is a brief bio.
TS

Ty Smith

Junior Fellow, Humanities College


Saturday December 1, 2018 3:10pm - 3:30pm
118 Coleman

3:10pm

From Rome to Lewisburg
Here in the 21st  century, concrete is everywhere. Modern civilization depends on it. Yet,  concrete is not some recent phenomenon. In fact, concrete was being used  before even 0 A.D. Romans used the material extensively, building such  marvels as the Colosseum and the Pantheon. Any trip to Rome today would be  much less exciting without Roman concrete's impressive ability to survive  the wear and tear of the centuries. What properties allow concrete to  withstand the test of time? And how do these properties hold up in comparison  to modern concrete? Join us as we explore concrete throughout the ages.

https://mediaspace.bucknell.edu/media/Roman+Concrete+Final+Cut+v2/0_aoy0py0s/105114691



Speakers
PA

Perry, Andrew

Discovery College
KH

Katie Holmbeck

Discovery College
WJ

Wieboldt, John

Discovery College
YM

Yant, Meaghan

Discovery College

Moderators
HM

Holly Moore

Resident Fellow, Residential Colleges
PC

Prof. Collin McKinney

Senior Fellow, Languages & Cultures College


Saturday December 1, 2018 3:10pm - 3:30pm
221 Coleman

3:10pm

Living Forever
Today a single heart  transplant costs over $1.4 million and around 20 people die everyday while on  the waiting list for a heart transplant. However, all of this could change  with improved artificial hearts. This video presents the origin of the  artificial heart as humans began to experiment with mechanical modifications  to extend the lifespan of failing organs. This video also illustrates the  progression of the artificial heart and the materials which allowed each  development to be made. The future of the artificial heart is also  considered, as man strives towards the perfect union with machine and  potential immortality.

Link: https://mediaspace.bucknell.edu/media/Living+Forever/0_liampoxo

Speakers
YH

Yang, Heng

Discovery College
NJ

Novacich, Jared

Discovery College
BS

Borgardt, Soren

Discovery College
WY

Wen, Yichen

Discovery College

Moderators
JF

Jordan Ferrari

Junior Fellow, Discovery College
PG

Prof. Geoff Schneider

Senior Fellow, Food College


Saturday December 1, 2018 3:10pm - 3:30pm
055 Coleman

3:10pm

Radical Rockets
Delve into the world  of rockets and their discovery. This project will educate you on the history  of rockets, how they work, and give you a look into the future that rocketry  will bring to the world. Join us on this grand adventure as we visit  rocketry's origins in Ancient China and follow the science of rockets to the  moon and beyond.

Link to the video: https://mediaspace.bucknell.edu/media/Radical+Rockets+Disco+Final+Project+%28Final+Draft%29+-+Andrew%2C+Aaron%2C+Calvin+%2CCaroline/0_reqj5c7t/105114691

Speakers
SA

Swope, Aaron

Discovery College
WA

Whitig, Andrew

Discovery College
CB

Caroline Bolton

Junior Fellow, Discovery College
ZC

Zug, Calvin

Discovery College

Moderators
PC

Prof. Cymone Fourshey

Senior Fellow, Global College
TH

Trashawna Herbert

Junior Fellow, Global College


Saturday December 1, 2018 3:10pm - 3:30pm
120 Coleman

3:10pm

Writing in the Half-Known World
In Professor  Scapellato's 'Writing in the Half-Known World,' we have written pieces that  encourage us to explore our imagination and creativity. By writing without  traditional writing conventions, such as a determined plot and character  story, we have been able to write pieces that have been inventive and  visionary. Today, you will get a taste of what it's like to write in a  half-known world through a couple student's passages.

Speakers
KA

Kulick, Adam

Arts College
LH

Lamp, Holm

Arts College
FL

Fierro, Lauren

Arts College
GT

Gulock, Trevor

Arts College

Moderators
IL

Izzy Law

Junior Fellow, Food College
PM

Prof. Mark Spiro

Senior Fellow, Environmental College


Saturday December 1, 2018 3:10pm - 3:35pm
119 Coleman

3:10pm

Nuclear Energy Production: Past, Present, and Future
https://mediaspace.bucknell.edu/media/nuclear+energy+final/1_ophetd1y

Speakers
HK

Hugueny-Axline, Kate

Discovery College
LM

Levine, Matthew

Discovery College
MN

Marathe, Nikita

Discovery College
OT

O'Hara, Tyler

Discovery College

Moderators
AC

Andrew Champlin

Junior Fellow, Discovery College
PM

Prof. Michael Drexler

Senior Fellow, Humanities College


Saturday December 1, 2018 3:10pm - 3:35pm
251 Coleman

3:10pm

What do you Remember? Memory Misdirection
Memory misdirection is used by magicians to create a magical effect. Magicians use time and suggestion create false memories, which are the key elements of memory misdirection. These concepts are usually isolated to the world of magic, but they apply to everyday life. Verbal suggestion can influence what someone remembers. Memory suggestion can create magical effects like the Vanishing Ball Illusion. People are susceptible to this type of misdirection due to change blindness. Since people don’t remember large changes during an event, magicians can take advantage of this to make a simple trick seem impossible. 

Speakers
RB

Rizzo, Bailie

Discovery College
PD

Porter, Danielle

Discovery College
PJ

Polun, Jason

Discovery College
RJ

Rundlett, Jordan

Discovery College

Moderators
CM

Catherine MacKay

Junior Fellow, Arts College
avatar for Keith Buffinton

Keith Buffinton

Senior Fellow, Society & Technology College


Saturday December 1, 2018 3:10pm - 3:35pm
023 Coleman

3:10pm

Strategies in Food Marketing & Advertising
Today, marketing and advertising is a ubiquitous aspect of everyday society.  The food industry is no exception to this, as they utilize a variety of marketing strategies to maximize their profits. This presentation discusses the food industry's use of effective psychological advertising techniques to target specific audiences as well as the implications of such advertising on the general population.  Mock video and poster advertisements will be shown to demonstrate techniques used in food advertising today. 

Speakers
HI

Hu, Irene

Food College
LS

Lama, Shrawak

Food College
HT

Hosbach, Thomas

Food College
CT

Carroll, Timothy

Food College

Moderators
ES

Em Sharp

Junior Fellow, Arts College
MM

Molly McGuire

Senior Fellow, Discovery College



Saturday December 1, 2018 3:10pm - 3:35pm
219 Coleman

3:10pm

Math & Football, An Unlikely Pairing: How statistical analyses help coaches make in-game decisions
Analytics is taking over the world of sports, including football. Teams on the professional and collegiate level are relying more and more upon statistics to give them a competitive advantage over their opponents. Our task in helping the Bucknell football team was to analyze four different areas: possession and ten efficiency, first down efficiency, third and fourth down conversion efficiency, and red zone efficiency. Not only did we analyze data for all of the games this season, but we attended practice to record important data on our own. We will share the results of our analyses and our recommendations to the coaches, which influenced their play calling in the final games of the season. 

Speakers
CM

Cabico, Madelyne

Society & Technology College
KP

Kavan, Patrick

Society & Technology College
WS

Warren, Samuel

Society & Technology College
SS

Schwartz, Scott

Society & Technology College

Moderators
JS

Joe Scapellato

Senior Fellow, Arts College
This is a brief description.
MS

Maddy Smith

Junior Fellow, Discovery College



Saturday December 1, 2018 3:10pm - 3:35pm
150 Coleman

3:10pm

Poster Session Moderators
List of Senior Fellows and Junior Fellows who will be moderating Poster Session II (3:10 - 4:40)

Moderators
AF

Abby Flynt

Senior Fellow, Society & Technology College
AB

Avery Blasko

Junior Fellow, Humanities College
avatar for Bastian Heinsohn

Bastian Heinsohn

Senior Fellow, Languages & Cultures College
Movies!
BC

Bethany Collier

Senior Fellow, Social Justice College
BA

Bhagawat Acharya

Junior Fellow, Discovery College
avatar for Carol White

Carol White

Senior Fellow, Humanities College
Presidential Professor of Philosophy of Religion
avatar for Chiara Evans

Chiara Evans

Junior Fellow, Arts College
DP

Dylan Pappas

Junior Fellow, Society & Technology College
FT

Faith Trejo

Junior Fellow, Arts College
avatar for Gari Eberly

Gari Eberly

Junior Fellow, Environmental College
KM

Kayla McCellon

Junior Fellow, Social Justice College
KP

Kofi Poku

Resident Fellow, Residential Colleges
PB

Prof. Brantley Gasaway

Senior Fellow, Social Justice College
PC

Prof. Chris Camuto

Senior Fellow, Environmental College
PS

Prof. Stephanie Larson

Senior Fellow, Humanities College
RS

Ron Smith

Senior Fellow, Global College
SK

Sally Koutsoliotas

Senior Fellow, Society & Technology College
SJ

Suphanat Juengprasertsak

Junior Fellow, Global College


Saturday December 1, 2018 3:10pm - 4:40pm
Terrace Toom ELC

3:10pm

Session 2: Concurrent Poster Session & Formal Presentations
Saturday December 1, 2018 3:10pm - 4:40pm

3:10pm

Activism Lyricism and Rhythm
This presentation represents what we learned this semester in our foundation seminar for the Arts Residential College. We have focused on topical issues in relation to music and the arts. Through the use of songs and their impactful lyrics, artists are able to address issues promoting change and awareness.

Our mixtape ventures into political movements being influenced by music. The analysis addresses specific songs’ successes in achieving a political agenda alongside the social credibility of the artist themselves. This selection will leave a detailed history of musicians starting worldwide political conversations in order to confront and combat social issues. 

Speakers
RA

Rachel Anello

Junior Fellow, Arts College
TL

Turner, Logan

Arts College
FL

Francisco, Luisa

Arts College
BR

Binford, Ryan

Arts College
CY

Chen, Yida

Arts College


Saturday December 1, 2018 3:10pm - 4:40pm
Terrace Toom ELC
  • Special Requirements: Electricity, Table, Screen

3:10pm

(Bee)lieve in a Sustainable Future
A farm is only as  productive as its pollinators. Our project will focus on attracting and  housing a variety of beneficial insects and pollinators that will promote  productivity and the overall health of the farm. The incorporation of native  plants species, honeybees, orchard mason bees, ladybugs, and mini parasitic  wasps will facilitate a symbiotic relationship between our garden and the  surrounding farm. While wasps and ladybugs will deter harmful pests, the two  species of bees will pollinate the plants, negating the need for harmful  fertilizers and pesticides. Although the Bucknell farm may seem insignificant  from a global perspective, it represents a vision of a sustainable  agricultural future.

Speakers
CC

Chatrnuck, Christina

Environmental College
CJ

Celedon, Jasmin

Environmental College
CS

Croteau, Sarah

Environmental College
YZ

Yao, Zijian

Environmental College


Saturday December 1, 2018 3:10pm - 4:40pm
Terrace Toom ELC

3:10pm

Food Forest
We would like to enhance the farm at Bucknell University by creating a Native Food Forest. We are focusing on native trees and shrubs because we believe that this will enhance the soil health of the farm and get us back in touch with our roots. Our hope is that the food forest will be a place where students can fully immerse themselves in nature. Our sustainability goals for this project are to create an environment that can serve as a habitat for many forms of wildlife and will help to sequester carbon. 

Speakers
TE

Theo Eckert-Budis

Junior Fellow, Environmental College
GE

Goldman, Emily

Environmental College
BG

Block, Genevieve

Environmental College


Saturday December 1, 2018 3:10pm - 4:40pm
Terrace Toom ELC

3:10pm

Meditation Garden
It is important to  have a meditation garden on campus because of the plethora of benefits it  will provide for the Bucknell community. The meditation garden will provide  an outlet for students, faculty, and staff to escape the stress of daily life  and connect to nature. We intend to create a space that will be a  multi-faceted environment as well and cater to every individual who wishes to  use the space. Off of the main path, we will have small inlets to allow for  tripods or canvases to be set up so that the beautiful scenery of the  Susquehanna river valley can be captured in a therapeutic manner.
  

Speakers
MJ

McLagan, Julia

Environmental College
MK

Mahoney, Katelyn

Environmental College
OM

O'Neil, Molly

Environmental College
SN

Selmon, Nevia

Environmental College


Saturday December 1, 2018 3:10pm - 4:40pm
Terrace Toom ELC
  • Special Requirements: Electricity, Table

3:10pm

The Real Cost of Banana
Bananas are one of the most beloved fruits and a staple food in many countires. For the last two centuries, however, banana plantations have generated issues in less-developed countries. Large firms from America and Europe have practiced slavery, polluted the environment, and even overthrow governments, for bananas. How bad is the industrial practice and what is the cost of bananas?

Speakers
EC

Ella Carlander

Junior Fellow, Food College
ZL

Zavattaro, Lia

Food College
GT

Guo, Tianrui

Food College


Saturday December 1, 2018 3:10pm - 4:40pm
Terrace Toom ELC
  • Special Requirements: Table

3:10pm

How US Intervention Fostered Human Rights Violations
Is the US a force for  democracy? Both famous and lesser-known examples of intervention in other  countries provide insight on what our foreign policy goals really are. Based  on academic readings, one can argue that America's impact on other  countries when trying to establish their global power is problematic, costly,  and harmful to others, having human rights being set aside in order to  fulfill the political, economic, and social motives of America. This is  apparent in the US's interaction with the Philippines between the 1940s and  50s, China in 1950s, Korea between 1950 and 1953, Iraq between 1972 and 1975,  Zaire from 1975-78, and Morocco in 1983.

Speakers
CC

Campbell, Caroline

Global College
EK

Etheridge, Kevin

Global College


Saturday December 1, 2018 3:10pm - 4:40pm
Terrace Toom ELC
  • Special Requirements: Electricity, Table, Screen

3:10pm

The Empire of Human Rights: The Effects of US Interference Overseas
Our presentation will explore the United States foreign policy and continued interventions during and after the Cold War in mainly developing countries. We will examine the Human Rights violations of the United States in Algeria, Costa Rica,Germany, Iran and Albania, during the Cold War, as well as a contemporary example in Iraq. We will ask key questions relating to these human right abuses, as well as define if the if the US is truly the worst human rights violator of the mid to late 20th century. 

Speakers
BC

Brown, Cassandra

Global College
DC

Dirk Chisholm

Junior Fellow, Global College
LJ

Livanos, John

Global College


Saturday December 1, 2018 3:10pm - 4:40pm
Terrace Toom ELC
  • Special Requirements: Electricity, Table, Screen

3:10pm

The Global Impact of CIA Interventions
Is Liberty and Justice truly for all? This digital presentation will analyze how the CIA intervened in Bulgaria, Morocco, Indonesia, Vietnam, Costa Rica, and Germany after World War II in an attempt to expand American influence and power. These interventions protected American buisinesses and foreign policy goals, but at a cost. Millions of people lost the right to decide the direction their country would go in because America got involved and left their political and economic systems in shambles. These places continue to feel the impact of these interventions today. We call you to form your own opinion on whether or not America truly lives up to its ideals.

Speakers
OC

Oh, Christopher

Global College
SG

Segreti, Grace

Global College
GK

Garnett, Kendall

Global College
PK

Pierson, Kendall

Global College


Saturday December 1, 2018 3:10pm - 4:40pm
Terrace Toom ELC
  • Special Requirements: Electricity, Table, Screen

3:10pm

Alien and the Odyssey
The Odyssey is a timeless classic, rich with a diverse gallery of monsters. Ridley Scott's Alien (1979), dubbed one of many classic movies, involves it's own monster with notable similarities to those in the Odyssey. I will be discussing these similarities, as well as their importance to story telling both ancient and modern.

Speakers
YM

Yoo, Marissa

Humanities College


Saturday December 1, 2018 3:10pm - 4:40pm
Terrace Toom ELC

3:10pm

Alienation In The Stranger
Existentialism is a  philosophy in which the universe is seen as being devoid of meaning except  that which humans give it through the use of their free will. Alienation, in  existentialist philosophy, is the detachment of a subject from an object,  activity or setting to which it innately belongs in the natural world. It is  inherently connected to existentialism but did not arise from the philosophy  itself. There are three types of alienation, that of self, nature and others.  These ideas stem from humans desire to establish an identity; however,  because of the ever changing nature of identity, humans become isolated from  themselves, their work and other people.

Speakers
PD

Piazza, Dominic

Humanities College


Saturday December 1, 2018 3:10pm - 4:40pm
Terrace Toom ELC

3:10pm

An Absurd Play For An Absurd Audience
Absurdity.  Existentialism. Humanity. These themes exemplify and are personified through  our protagonists, Advantage and Margerie, an ordindary couple who decided to  embrace Camus' "Theory of the Absurd".

Speakers
CP

Cholnoky, Peter

Humanities College


Saturday December 1, 2018 3:10pm - 4:40pm
Terrace Toom ELC

3:10pm

Ancient Flood Stories of Different Cultures
"Why is there so much water everywhere?", ancient people, probably.  Throughout ancient history and in antiquity, people of diverse cultures in different areas of the globe have shared stories of floods impacting their lives.  Are there similarities between the the stories?  Why do the people tell such stories?  I have analyzed stories from different regions in different eras in history and conveyed my interpretations.

Speakers
TA

Thomas, Andrew

Humanities College


Saturday December 1, 2018 3:10pm - 4:40pm
Terrace Toom ELC

3:10pm

Ancient Greek sports
I will choose a few  sports I find fascinating and y’all about the rules and objective of the  game

Speakers
AC

Andrews, Carnell

Humanities College


Saturday December 1, 2018 3:10pm - 4:40pm
Terrace Toom ELC

3:10pm

Armor: Survival and Symbolism
In the Iliad warriors' armor is described in detail with a great deal of emphasis placed upon it.  This symbolic importance of armor stems from the historical importance of armor in Ancient Greek society.  In this presentation we will compare and contrast the mythical armor from the Iliad with the armor that archaeologists have found from Ancient Greece. 

Speakers
SC

Simon, Charlotte

Humanities College
ME

Morris, Emily

Humanities College


Saturday December 1, 2018 3:10pm - 4:40pm
Terrace Toom ELC

3:10pm

Authenticity
Through an existentialist viewpoint, authenticity is the scope to which an individual's actions coincide with their values, thoughts, and emotions after they eliminate outside forces, ranging from familial pressure to finances (Raymond 1991, 16-17). It is also said that authenticity is built through creativity, originality, and on multiple occasions, the rejection of the rules of society (Taylor 1992, 66). Thus, by this notion, an authentic person is unconcerned with the opinions of others and instead focuses on being true to him or herself. This is a difficult feat and as a result, most individuals identify inauthenticity in themselves and others.

Speakers
MM

Majewski, Marta

Humanities College


Saturday December 1, 2018 3:10pm - 4:40pm
Terrace Toom ELC

3:10pm

Constantine the Great and the Orthodox Church
Constantine the Great is one of the most influential figures in the Orthodox Church. In this project, I will present to you a brief biography of Constantine and ways in which he helped shaped the Orthodox Church that we know today. 

Speakers
ND

Niaros, Dimitrios

Humanities College


Saturday December 1, 2018 3:10pm - 4:40pm
Terrace Toom ELC
  • Special Requirements: Table

3:10pm

David, King of Israel
We will be discussing God's influence on King David as well as how his heritage influenced his decisions as King.  

Speakers
GL

Grover, Luke

Humanities College
BM

Bennett, Madeline

Humanities College


Saturday December 1, 2018 3:10pm - 4:40pm
Terrace Toom ELC
  • Special Requirements: Table

3:10pm

Gone With The Wind: A Confederate Monument
Because Gone With The Wind manipulates the visual portrayal of characters' experiences to evoke empathy for the South during the Civil War, the film focuses less on historical accuracy and more on the loss of southern heritage, making it a Confederate monument.


https://create.piktochart.com/output/34567495-gone-with-the-wind-a-confederate-monument

Speakers
PJ

Parrino, Jessica

Humanities College


Saturday December 1, 2018 3:10pm - 4:40pm
Terrace Toom ELC
  • Special Requirements: Screen

3:10pm

Greco-Persian Wars
This poster will look  at the significance of the Greco-Persian Wars, and how it effected both  parties in the war. Will be discussing major events and how it contributed to  the final outcome

Speakers
KA

Kshettry, Adit

Humanities College


Saturday December 1, 2018 3:10pm - 4:40pm
Terrace Toom ELC
  • Special Requirements: Electricity, Table

3:10pm

Investigating the Stories Behind Monticello and Smith Plantations
Many questions have been asked about the history and stories behind Monticello. There have been many things found about the home, slaves, and about Thomas Jefferson that have revealed a story behind Monticello. A smaller plantation called the Smith Plantation has not undergone any investigation about the stories of its past and what that means about the family. What would occur if these questions were asked? What kind of story would be discovered? 

Speakers
MM

Mishler, Molly

Humanities College


Saturday December 1, 2018 3:10pm - 4:40pm
Terrace Toom ELC

3:10pm

Stoicism: Zeno, Seneca, and Marcus Aurelius
My project will be about Stoicism and the three principal leaders of this philosophy: Zeno, Serena, and Marcus Aurelius. Stoicism has just a few central teachings. It reminds us how brief our life is. How unpredictable the world can be. How small we are in the grand scheme of things. And so, it sets out to teach us how to be steadfast, strong, and in control of yourself. How to accept that there are things we can't control and utilize to the fullest of what we can control: our mind and our action. 

Speakers
BM

Bui, Minh

Humanities College


Saturday December 1, 2018 3:10pm - 4:40pm
Terrace Toom ELC
  • Special Requirements: Table

3:10pm

TBD
tbd


Speakers
KJ

Kohler, Joshua

Humanities College


Saturday December 1, 2018 3:10pm - 4:40pm
Terrace Toom ELC

3:10pm

The Dionysian Mysteries
The Dionysian Mysteries were a religious cult of ancient Greece and Rome known for their use of alcohol and trance-inducing ritual practices as a means of self-liberation and transcendence.  Through religious rites, one could overcome societal constraints and mental limitations to gain access to the innate and uninhibited "true self"- personified by Dionysus.  Through closer examination of these rituals, we can gain insight into the ancient Greek and Roman psyche- one afflicted by tensions between the civilized and uncivilized self.

Speakers
SL

Sage Lamade

Junior Fellow, Humanities College


Saturday December 1, 2018 3:10pm - 4:40pm
Terrace Toom ELC

3:10pm

The Last Roman
An examination into  the life of Belisarius, a Byzantine general from the 6th century. A  remarkably skilled tactician, he succeeded despite Justinian's jealousy,  which often translated to a lack of support from the emperor.

Speakers
KP

Kendall, Peyton

Humanities College


Saturday December 1, 2018 3:10pm - 4:40pm
Terrace Toom ELC

3:10pm

The Lost Tomb of Alexander the Great
This poster will focus on the millennia old question of the location of the final resting place of Alexander the Great. It will outline the known travels of his body up until the rise of Christianity, and offer plausible theories to where it resides now. Finally it will explain why the finding of the body would be a monumental event that effects global society. 

Speakers
KJ

Kennedy, Jacob

Humanities College


Saturday December 1, 2018 3:10pm - 4:40pm
Terrace Toom ELC
  • Special Requirements: Table

3:10pm

The Peloponnesian War
431 BCE, Ancient  Greece. The Thirty Years' Peace brought prosperity to the the city of Athens  and their Delian League, essentially becoming an empire. Threatened by this, the hardened city of Sparta and their Peloponnesian League took action,  resulting in the drastic end of the glory days of Ancient Greece.

Speakers
avatar for Venico, Renne Emmanuel

Venico, Renne Emmanuel

Humanities College
HS

Haber, Sarah

Humanities College


Saturday December 1, 2018 3:10pm - 4:40pm
Terrace Toom ELC

3:10pm

Trepanation
Trepanning, also  known as Trepanation, is an old, ancient surgical intervention that consists  of an individual drilling a hole or scraping into the human skull.  Individuals that behaved in an abnormal manner often suffered from this  procedure in an effort to let out evil spirits that many believed were  dwelling within them. This practice was believed to have been useful in  treating health problems related to diseases or injury related to the brain,  such as epileptic seizures, migraines, and mental disorders..

Speakers
LA

Lai, Angela

Humanities College


Saturday December 1, 2018 3:10pm - 4:40pm
Terrace Toom ELC

3:10pm

Women's Mental Health: From Hysteria to Housewives
A survey of the  history of women's mental health, starting with Ancient Greek medicine and  carrying through to Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique

Speakers
MR

Milio, Rachel

Humanities College


Saturday December 1, 2018 3:10pm - 4:40pm
Terrace Toom ELC

3:10pm

(Mis)understandings at Bucknell: What does he/she mean by that?
How do people from  different cultures exchange information? The diversity of college students at  Bucknell creates a surprising amount of misunderstandings in communication.  Overcoming the language and culture barrier is crucial. Therefore, a project  has been designed to explain and try to solve this problem. We will survey 15  college students from different backgrounds by setting up a DCT--Discourse  Completion Test about some daily situations and ask them to fill out their  answers. Based on the collected information, we can analyze the results. The  research examines the nature of locution, illocution, and perlocution among  different cultures.
  

Speakers
ZH

Zhu, Hengrui

Languages & Cultures College
LN

Le, Ngoc

Languages & Cultures College
PS

Pan, Shangyan

Languages & Cultures College


Saturday December 1, 2018 3:10pm - 4:40pm
Terrace Toom ELC
  • Special Requirements: Table, Screen

3:10pm

French New Wave and Cinema
This presentation discusses the concepts of the French New Wave, a style of cinematography and aspects within film. 

Speakers
MA

Meehan, Allison

Languages & Cultures College
MC

Mack, Casey

Languages & Cultures College


Saturday December 1, 2018 3:10pm - 4:40pm
Terrace Toom ELC
  • Special Requirements: Table

3:10pm

How the Goddess Shakti empowers women and challenges traditional society
In the graphic novel Pashmina, author Nidhi Chanani illustrates how the female goddess Shakti allows women to see their true potential through a pashmina scarf to empower women in the traditional Indian society and beyond. The protagonist, Priyanka, struggles with questions of her Indian heritage and her absent father. She blames her mother for these gaps in her identity, until she finds a pashmina scarf hidden within her closet. This scarf has the power to show women their true potential. Priyanka discovers that Shakti is the driving force behind the scarf and strives to empower women. 

Speakers
IJ

Illiano, Julia

Languages & Cultures College


Saturday December 1, 2018 3:10pm - 4:40pm
Terrace Toom ELC

3:10pm

March: The Ongoing Fight for Social Justice
March, authored by John Lewis and Andrew Ayden and illustrated by Nate Powell, follows the civil rights movement through John Lewis's eyes. John Lewis was a leader in the Civil Rights Movement and is a current US congressman. March follows his journey as a civil rights leader and explores his admiration for Martin Luther King Jr. March claims that racism is not a past issue, but rather one that deserves ample attention to this day. Authors Lewis and Ayden use language to creatively promote the reader's interest in the social justice issues that Lewis has fought for throughout his life. 

Speakers
MM

Madden, Melissa

Languages & Cultures College


Saturday December 1, 2018 3:10pm - 4:40pm
Terrace Toom ELC

3:10pm

TBD
tbd

Speakers
VA

Volpe, Allyse

Languages & Cultures College


Saturday December 1, 2018 3:10pm - 4:40pm
Terrace Toom ELC

3:10pm

The exploration of binaries in queer identity politics
Blue is the Warmest Color investigates the representation of queer sexuality through the passionate yet volatile relationship between the main characters Clementine and Emma. While it is obvious that they love each other, in contrast to an 'out' Emma, Clementine still remains in an uncomfortable semi-closeted situation due to her struggles to comprehend her sexuality which is not helped by the people around her who wish to see her adhere to one label. As such, this project seeks to explore the identity politics that come with the acceptance (and denial) of female sexual subjectivity, and how the binaries that manifest from it might result in the restriction of sexual fluidity.

Speakers
DS

Dorji, Sherab

Languages & Cultures College


Saturday December 1, 2018 3:10pm - 4:40pm
Terrace Toom ELC

3:10pm

The Impact of Civil Rights Movements on American Identity
Throughout American history, injustice has caused the progression of society to be hindered. Civil rights movements played a key role during these times to spur the desire for change. The March on Washington, as illustrated by the graphic novel March: Book One by John Lewis, was one movement in particular that promoted non-violent protest in order to combat a nationwide issue. Efforts to overcome injustice have been crucial in achieving equality across many decades. The American identity is constantly being shaped by the way we overcome various obstacles to our freedom. 

Speakers
JR

Johnston, Rachel

Languages & Cultures College


Saturday December 1, 2018 3:10pm - 4:40pm
Terrace Toom ELC

3:10pm

Use It or Lose It: Face and the United States Presidency
Communication  involves the usage of positive and negative face at all levels. With social  media, it is easier than ever for politicians to communicate to the public.  What they say brings them either positive or negative face. Considering the  statistical rise in the power of social media, we decided to research how the  last four United States presidents communicated with the public and the image  their communication gave them. We will also dive into recent American  presidential history, the communication styles these presidents used and the  type of face given by the public in response to the presidents’ messages.  
  

Speakers
HA

Hurdle, Andrew

Languages & Cultures College
RI

Rowland, Itzak

Languages & Cultures College
KS

Kang, Sunggye

Languages & Cultures College


Saturday December 1, 2018 3:10pm - 4:40pm
Terrace Toom ELC
  • Special Requirements: Electricity, Screen

3:10pm

Positivity in Pronouns
The primary goal of our poster presentation will be to educate people on pronoun usage and awareness. We'll discuss the increase of pronoun awareness and furthermore inform on why proper pronoun application contributes to a greater sense of self among individuals who don't use pronouns on the traditional male and female binary.  Additionally, we will describe the process and outcomes of our campaign on Bucknell's campus and ways in which Bucknell and overall society can practice inclusive pronoun application.

Speakers
PG

Paris Grigsby

Junior Fellow, Social Justice College
TJ

Tokish, Julia

Social Justice College
EL

Endashaw, Lielt

Social Justice College


Saturday December 1, 2018 3:10pm - 4:40pm
Terrace Toom ELC

3:10pm

3D-Printing Personalized Medicine
In a world plagued with deadly diseases and inconvenient illnesses, personalized medicine may be the answer to accurately and efficiently deal with these issues. Soon we may see 3-D printers in doctor's offices and hospitals to create unique pharmaceuticals to deal with illnesses in a way that suits an individual's genetics most effectively. 

Speakers
BA

Boyer, Adam

Society & Technology College


Saturday December 1, 2018 3:10pm - 4:40pm
Terrace Toom ELC

3:10pm

Advancing Education for Students
As advancing  personalized learning being one of the 14 Grand Challenges, people face the  dilemma of how to overcome such a feat. Many are aware of the fact that  individuals prefer to learn in unique ways, and teachers enjoy educating  their students with specific styles. Therefore, humanity should focus its  priorities in offering students the best education possible, as it would  consequently provide these students with the knowledge and skills to  potentially solve other Grand Challenges.

Speakers
SH

Shin, Hannah

Society & Technology College


Saturday December 1, 2018 3:10pm - 4:40pm
Terrace Toom ELC
  • Special Requirements: Table

3:10pm

Artificial Intelligence

This research examines the viability of a universal basic income system as a solution to the looming job crisis from the AI revolution. As increasingly intelligent AI obsoletes a wider range of skills, those that are forced into unemployment will no longer have any marketable assets, creating vast unemployment. Universal basic income bridges this gap by allowing those that are unemployed to reeducate themselves to eventually reenter the job market while simultaneously affording basic needs; something that would be very difficult under the current capitalistic system.


Speakers
LA

Lee, Andrew

Society & Technology College


Saturday December 1, 2018 3:10pm - 4:40pm
Terrace Toom ELC

3:10pm

Artificial Intelligence
tbd

Speakers
FB

Fahey, Benjamin

Society & Technology College


Saturday December 1, 2018 3:10pm - 4:40pm
Terrace Toom ELC
  • Special Requirements: Electricty

3:10pm

Autonomous vehicles
tbd

Speakers
AO

Amin, Osama

Society & Technology College


Saturday December 1, 2018 3:10pm - 4:40pm
Terrace Toom ELC
  • Special Requirements: Electricity

3:10pm

Blockchain in Finance
Speakers
BB

Boyle, Brennan

Society & Technology College


Saturday December 1, 2018 3:10pm - 4:40pm
Terrace Toom ELC

3:10pm

Facial Recognition
tbd

Speakers
OE

Oliphant, Ephraim

Society & Technology College


Saturday December 1, 2018 3:10pm - 4:40pm
Terrace Toom ELC

3:10pm

Genetic Engineering
tbd

Speakers
SM

Stroud, Maura

Society & Technology College


Saturday December 1, 2018 3:10pm - 4:40pm
Terrace Toom ELC

3:10pm

Smart Technology
tbd

Speakers
ZB

Zhu, Brandon

Society & Technology College


Saturday December 1, 2018 3:10pm - 4:40pm
Terrace Toom ELC

3:10pm

Stem Cell Research: the Advent of Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells
Stem cells contain numerous valuable properties and characteristics applicable to regenerative medicine. However, embryonic stem cells are riddled with ethical issues, and adult stem cells are fickle and difficult to research. The process of creating induced pluripotent stem cells reverts somatic cells into an embryonic-like-stem-cell. Induced pluripotent stem cells have potential applications in bioengineering organs, cell replacement therapies, cancer research, and drug screenings.

Speakers
MS

McCollum, Shannon

Society & Technology College


Saturday December 1, 2018 3:10pm - 4:40pm
Terrace Toom ELC

3:10pm

TBD
tbd

Speakers
MR

Misra, Rishaan

Society & Technology College


Saturday December 1, 2018 3:10pm - 4:40pm
Terrace Toom ELC

3:10pm

TBD
tbd

Speakers
SE

Sagoe, Ebenezer

Society & Technology College


Saturday December 1, 2018 3:10pm - 4:40pm
Terrace Toom ELC

3:10pm

The Active Pursuit of Passive Solar Infrastructure
Temperature control  dominates the energy consumption in homes and offices, and the deterioration  of earth's ecosystem justifies the need for alternative energy solutions.  Therefore, it is necessary to design heat-efficient infrastructure to keep up  with the growing, global economy. Passive solar infrastructure utilizes solar  irradiance to generate free thermal energy without auxiliary mechanical  processes, which is achieved by optimizing the envelope and windows of a  building. This provides environmentally feasible alternatives to electrical  heating and cooling. Recent developments in science have produced  cutting-edge passive solar technology.

Speakers
LJ

Lee, Jaden

Society & Technology College


Saturday December 1, 2018 3:10pm - 4:40pm
Terrace Toom ELC

3:10pm

VR You Ready?: A Window into the Future of Virtual Reality
In 2008, the National Academy of Engineering named Enhancing Virtual Reality (VR) as one of their 14 Grand Challenges for the 21st century. While this decision excited VR enthusiasts, it left many confused as to the merits of VR technology. This confusion is partially due to the prominance of phone-powered VR in the consumer market. While this type of VR is cheap and accessible, there are many more advanced virtual reality headsets capable of being applied in the professional world. Join me to learn about the different types of VR headsets how VR is being used in medicine, industry, and education. 

Speakers
WD

Whalen, Devin

Society & Technology College


Saturday December 1, 2018 3:10pm - 4:40pm
Terrace Toom ELC
  • Special Requirements: Electricity, Table

3:30pm

Future City in Film
This presentation is focused on the 1982 version of the film Blade Runner which is staged in a futuristic Los Angeles. We will analyze certain cinematic elements that we have learned in class and how they are portrayed in the film. We will also explore how Blade Runner is similar to the film Metropolis, which was released in 1927. 

Speakers
KM

Kelly, Megan

Languages & Cultures College
HM

Huang, Meixin

Languages & Cultures College

Moderators
avatar for Anna Kell

Anna Kell

Senior Fellow, Arts College
This is a brief bio.
TS

Ty Smith

Junior Fellow, Humanities College



Saturday December 1, 2018 3:30pm - 3:50pm
118 Coleman

3:30pm

A Student Reading of Original Work
We will read from  original fiction and nonfiction that we've written this semester.

Speakers
SI

Smith, Isabella

Arts College
WM

Williams, Miranda

Arts College
MS

Mills, Sean

Arts College
YS

Yaramosu, Shreya

Arts College
LT

Luong, Tyler

Arts College

Moderators
JF

Jordan Ferrari

Junior Fellow, Discovery College
PG

Prof. Geoff Schneider

Senior Fellow, Food College


Saturday December 1, 2018 3:30pm - 3:55pm
055 Coleman

3:30pm

"Future is Now" Group 2
Speakers
PA

Pedrazzini, Alessandro

Society & Technology College
MB

Michelson, Bradley

Society & Technology College
OI

Olah II, Joseph

Society & Technology College
JR

Jurist, Ryan

Society & Technology College

Moderators
HM

Holly Moore

Resident Fellow, Residential Colleges
PC

Prof. Collin McKinney

Senior Fellow, Languages & Cultures College



Saturday December 1, 2018 3:30pm - 3:55pm
221 Coleman

3:30pm

"Future is Now" Group 3
Effect of Social Media on Societal Relationships by Micelle Pham
tbd

The Impact of Social Media on Mental Illness by Rachel Cherrey
tbd

AI's Impact on the Workforce by Sandy Agustines
Misconceptions on GMOs and their Impact on Society by Kirk Lospinoso

Speakers
LK

Lospinoso, Kirk

Society & Technology College
AA

Agustines, Alejandra Margarita

Society & Technology College
PM

Pham, Michelle

Society & Technology College
CR

Cherrey, Rachel

Society & Technology College

Moderators
PC

Prof. Cymone Fourshey

Senior Fellow, Global College
TH

Trashawna Herbert

Junior Fellow, Global College



Saturday December 1, 2018 3:30pm - 3:55pm
120 Coleman

3:35pm

Dr. William Barber and the Transformation of the Poor People's Campaign.
An analysis of the  transformation of the modern day Poor People's Campaign from it's origins of  the Civil Rights movement. Specifically the changes in leadership style  between Dr. William Barber and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr and how each leader  approached creating change in their respective time period. Lastly the  different methods and degree of civil disobedience that each group utilized  in their given time period.

Speakers
DC

Denn, Corey

Social Justice College

Moderators
CM

Catherine MacKay

Junior Fellow, Arts College
avatar for Keith Buffinton

Keith Buffinton

Senior Fellow, Society & Technology College


Saturday December 1, 2018 3:35pm - 3:50pm
023 Coleman

3:35pm

Don't be Cocky: The Ethics of the Chicken Industry
Nearly 9 billion  chickens are raised and slaughtered for their meat each year in the US, not  including the hens used for eggs. Many industries today use marketing labels,  using claims such as "free range" to falsely advertise ethical  treatment of chickens, masking the reality of the gruesome processes  implemented by these companies. This project is meant to expose the horrid  conditions in which these chickens are bred, raised, and slaughtered.

Speakers
DB

Dadio, Brian

Food College
PD

Patel, Deeshani

Food College
GG

Gercken, Grace

Food College

Moderators
IL

Izzy Law

Junior Fellow, Food College
PM

Prof. Mark Spiro

Senior Fellow, Environmental College



Saturday December 1, 2018 3:35pm - 3:55pm
119 Coleman

3:35pm

Where is Our Food Coming From?
Our presentation will initially display a video asking fellow students what their opinions are on the cost of the meal plan, and what changes they would like to see at the cafeteria. We will also interview Bucknell students who regularly dine at the Elaine Langone Center Cafeteria what food they would like to see at the cafeteria. We will display a short presentation that conveys the results of our findings and discuss solutions to the changes that Bucknell students want to see at the cafeteria. We will also compare Bucknell University's campus meal plan to other universities.

Speakers
LE

Laurens, Ethan

Food College
SL

Shearer, Lauren

Food College
LX

Liu, Xiaoxuan

Food College

Moderators
JS

Joe Scapellato

Senior Fellow, Arts College
This is a brief description.
MS

Maddy Smith

Junior Fellow, Discovery College



Saturday December 1, 2018 3:35pm - 3:55pm
150 Coleman

3:35pm

Drafting Emergency Protocols for People with Disabilities at Bucknell University
    Students with  disabilities overcome many challenges every day that those without  disabilities do not see. One such challenge is the effort to reach  classrooms, lectures, meals, and practices. Though Bucknell has made a  commitment to physical accessibility, one area that the University needs  improvement in is emergency accommodations for members of the Bucknell  community that live with disabilities. The University lacks a procedural  protocol for emergency situations for people with disabilities; this project  aims to implement such a plan in Bucknell’s upcoming emergency procedures  publication. The authors perform research on other universities’ emergency  protocols for people with disabilities, work in combination with the Office  of Accessibility Resources and the Office of Public Safety and the General  Counsel to understand considerations for drafting a new plan, and then submit  a draft emergency protocol for people with disabilities to the Office of  Accessibility Resources and the General Counsel. The draft’s exact usage is  yet to be determined, though it is expected that the plan will be folded into  the Office of Public Safety’s preexisting University-wide policy that is  expected to be implemented following its approval from the General Counsel.

Speakers
JD

Joseph, Daniel

Social Justice College
ZK

Zhou, Kefan

Social Justice College
CW

Cui, Wenxin

Social Justice College

Moderators
ES

Em Sharp

Junior Fellow, Arts College
MM

Molly McGuire

Senior Fellow, Discovery College


Saturday December 1, 2018 3:35pm - 3:55pm
219 Coleman

3:35pm

"Future is Now" Group 1
Speakers
ZJ

Zhou, Jiacan

Society & Technology College
LL

Li, Lawrence Xiaohua

Society & Technology College
QZ

Qin, Zhuling

Society & Technology College
QZ

Qin, Ziang

Society & Technology College

Moderators
AC

Andrew Champlin

Junior Fellow, Discovery College
PM

Prof. Michael Drexler

Senior Fellow, Humanities College



Saturday December 1, 2018 3:35pm - 4:00pm
251 Coleman

3:50pm

African American evasion of the draft in the form of civil disobedience.
In this project, I  will be examining the reasons behind some African Americans evading the draft  into the Vietnam war. I will then be able to conclude whether their form of  civil disobedience should be valued and praised in today's society.

Speakers
JG

Jala Grant

Junior Fellow, Social Justice College

Moderators
CM

Catherine MacKay

Junior Fellow, Arts College
avatar for Keith Buffinton

Keith Buffinton

Senior Fellow, Society & Technology College



Saturday December 1, 2018 3:50pm - 4:05pm
023 Coleman

3:50pm

Were the Acts of Civil Disobedience in the 1992 Los Angeles Riots Justified?
tbd

Speakers
RH

Robin, Hallie

Social Justice College

Moderators
avatar for Anna Kell

Anna Kell

Senior Fellow, Arts College
This is a brief bio.
TS

Ty Smith

Junior Fellow, Humanities College



Saturday December 1, 2018 3:50pm - 4:05pm
118 Coleman

3:50pm

Hydrogen Power: Untapped or Unrealistic?
In our video we take  a neutral stance on hydrogen power. We examine what it is and possible future  applications and uses. In addition, we demonstrate how hydrogen gas is  produced. In addition, we view this power source through a broader lens to  see if it is a viable option for the future.

https://mediaspace.bucknell.edu/media/Iwata_Hydrogen+Fuel_Final/0_hvt9dxvf/105114691

Speakers
BL

Baramidze, Luka

Discovery College
BR

Barlow, Robert

Discovery College
IR

Iwata, Ryan

Discovery College
LT

Liu, Tianzhu

Discovery College

Moderators
JS

Joe Scapellato

Senior Fellow, Arts College
This is a brief description.
MS

Maddy Smith

Junior Fellow, Discovery College


Saturday December 1, 2018 3:50pm - 4:10pm
150 Coleman

3:55pm

Blue Birds and Black People
A commentary on how  racial movements such as BLM has interacted with social media as a tactic to  progress their agenda. Continually, looking at the implications of this  interaction and if it has been successful.

Speakers
DV

Deary, Vaughn

Social Justice College

Moderators
JF

Jordan Ferrari

Junior Fellow, Discovery College
PG

Prof. Geoff Schneider

Senior Fellow, Food College



Saturday December 1, 2018 3:55pm - 4:10pm
055 Coleman

3:55pm

Kiss and Cry Performance
This scene study combines everything we've been learning about this semester: script analysis, character development, body and vocal awareness, writing about our research, and the ability to work in groups. Our scene is from Kiss and Cry by Tom Rowan, and we chose it because it addresses issues that are very relevant to the work that we as actors do. We hope that we can create two lifelike and believable characters that anyone in the entertainment industry can understand and empathize with. 

Speakers
SA

Strayer, Abigail

Arts College
BE

Battle, Emma

Arts College

Moderators
PC

Prof. Cymone Fourshey

Senior Fellow, Global College
TH

Trashawna Herbert

Junior Fellow, Global College


Saturday December 1, 2018 3:55pm - 4:15pm
120 Coleman

3:55pm

What's in a Name? The Cross-Cultural Pragmatics of Forms of Address
Do you know who named you?  Do you know why they gave you this name? Do you need to change your name as you progress through life? Do you have a nickname? Do you address different people with different titles? Do you know the difference between T and V forms? Do you use the same pronoun when you talk to different people? Naming systems differentiate from person to person, culture to culture. This project researches different people’s full names, nicknames and their origins in Chinese, English and Spanish. In our presentation, we will talk about naming, nicknames, pronounces, honorifics and specifiers.

Speakers
TH

Tao, Huijie

Languages & Cultures College
LY

Li, Yuheng

Languages & Cultures College

Moderators
ES

Em Sharp

Junior Fellow, Arts College
MM

Molly McGuire

Senior Fellow, Discovery College


Saturday December 1, 2018 3:55pm - 4:15pm
219 Coleman

3:55pm

Islamophobia in a Post 9/11 World: The Controversy of Park51
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1VbonIEupCvRSLRIcfBNR7m_w6DFPZtOowbgELj_HMf0/edit#slide=id.g46197b93eb_0_53
https://bucknell.kanopy.com/video/man-behind-mosque

Speakers
CA

Clarke, Alexander

Social Justice College
WB

Waldau, Brandon

Social Justice College
HR

Hagos, Ridwan

Social Justice College

Moderators
HM

Holly Moore

Resident Fellow, Residential Colleges
PC

Prof. Collin McKinney

Senior Fellow, Languages & Cultures College


Saturday December 1, 2018 3:55pm - 4:15pm
221 Coleman

3:55pm

Maglev: Transportation for the Future
Throughout history engineers and scientists have sought to create new and more efficient modes of transportation. Magnetic Levitating trains, or MagLev trains, are the  trains for the future! Although it seems impossible, MaglLev trains levitate over the train tracks, never actually touching the tracks while moving, allowing them to travel over 200 times faster then normal trains. They have been incredibly successful in other countries, and it is just a matter of  time until they become part of everyday life here in the United States. Watch this video to find out more on how these spectacular trains work!

Link to video:

https://mediaspace.bucknell.edu/media/Maglev+Final+Cut/1_6qco8kx2


Speakers
SA

Saad, Abdallah

Discovery College
KD

Knight, Derek

Discovery College
ZK

Zimmermann, Kyle

Discovery College
FS

Fenoff, Sean

Discovery College

Moderators
IL

Izzy Law

Junior Fellow, Food College
PM

Prof. Mark Spiro

Senior Fellow, Environmental College


Saturday December 1, 2018 3:55pm - 4:20pm
119 Coleman

4:00pm

Activism, Lyricism, and Rhythm
This presentation  represents what we learned this semester in our foundation seminar for the  Arts Residential College. We have focused on topical issues in relationship  to music and the arts. Through the use of songs and their impactful lyrics,  artists are able to address issues promoting change and awareness.
 
  Music has always served as a way for artists to invoke change especially in  regards to social issues. This mixtape focuses on songs that address issues  of gender inequality, sexual orientation, and gender identification. There is  a wide range of artists that are discussed including Beyonce and Frank Ocean.

Speakers
SA

Seitz, Arthur

Arts College
MJ

McNally, John

Arts College
SL

Shorney, Lily

Arts College
CR

Chang, Rui Qi

Arts College
GS

Giannelli, Sophia

Arts College

Moderators
AC

Andrew Champlin

Junior Fellow, Discovery College
PM

Prof. Michael Drexler

Senior Fellow, Humanities College


Saturday December 1, 2018 4:00pm - 4:25pm
251 Coleman

4:05pm

Are humans happy to make choices?
If all of your  decisions were determined ahead, do you think you will be happy? Probably  not. However, if you are the one who could make choices, do you think you are  going to be happy? Most humans believe that they have attained freedom at a  certain moment in history. However, are they flourishing with the thousands  of choices they can make? This presentation is going to present how making  choices shows what humans are.

Speakers
KS

Kim, Seoyeon

Humanities College

Moderators
avatar for Anna Kell

Anna Kell

Senior Fellow, Arts College
This is a brief bio.
TS

Ty Smith

Junior Fellow, Humanities College



Saturday December 1, 2018 4:05pm - 4:20pm
118 Coleman

4:05pm

"Some Girl(s)" by Neil LaBute
In order to represent  our foundation seminar, Discovery of the Expressive Self, we are performing a  scene from the play "Some Girl(s)" by Neil LaBute.

Speakers
JE

Jengo-Quirk, Erin

Arts College
TJ

Tze, Jon

Arts College

Moderators
CM

Catherine MacKay

Junior Fellow, Arts College
avatar for Keith Buffinton

Keith Buffinton

Senior Fellow, Society & Technology College


Saturday December 1, 2018 4:05pm - 4:25pm
023 Coleman

4:10pm

Catonsville Nine: Anti-War Protests during the Vietnam War
Catonsville Nine was a group of 9 members who protested against the Vietnam War. 

Speakers
LC

Lawrence, Christina

Social Justice College

Moderators
JS

Joe Scapellato

Senior Fellow, Arts College
This is a brief description.
MS

Maddy Smith

Junior Fellow, Discovery College



Saturday December 1, 2018 4:10pm - 4:25pm
150 Coleman

4:10pm

New York in Film
We will be diving into iconic movies filmed in New York City such as Manhattan, directed by Woody Allen and Breakfast at Tiffany's by Blake Edwards. During this presentation we will discuss how much of a major role New York City is in these films and why it could never be filmed anywhere else. Additionally, we will explain some film vocabulary, such as the difference between "story" and "plot", and how the terms we will be talking about are shown in the movies and how it conveys certain meanings. 

Speakers
MB

Murphy, Bridget

Languages & Cultures College
MS

Mufson, Samuel

Languages & Cultures College

Moderators
JF

Jordan Ferrari

Junior Fellow, Discovery College
PG

Prof. Geoff Schneider

Senior Fellow, Food College



Saturday December 1, 2018 4:10pm - 4:30pm
055 Coleman

4:15pm

Podcast Episode 1: Hijab and Oppression
In today's society  and for generations, race and discrimination to minorities has been a crisis  and extremely controversial. Oppression and discrimination towards women of  Islam has dramatically grown after the 9/11 attacks. The hijab worn by Muslim  women is a symbol that is linked to both gender and to religion. This project  is aimed at exploring the arguments and reasoning behind the ideas that make  the discrimination and oppression to these women and the Muslim community,  which influence how society views these individuals especially after the  terror attacks of 9/11.

Speakers
HJ

Hang, Jihong

Social Justice College
ZY

Zhao, Yue

Social Justice College

Moderators
HM

Holly Moore

Resident Fellow, Residential Colleges
PC

Prof. Collin McKinney

Senior Fellow, Languages & Cultures College


Saturday December 1, 2018 4:15pm - 4:30pm
221 Coleman

4:15pm

The Occupy Wall Street Movement
tbd

Speakers
MS

Meyers, Sophia

Social Justice College

Moderators
PC

Prof. Cymone Fourshey

Senior Fellow, Global College
TH

Trashawna Herbert

Junior Fellow, Global College



Saturday December 1, 2018 4:15pm - 4:30pm
120 Coleman

4:15pm

"Making Something from Nothing" Group 2
In this session, we will present recently completed stop-motion animations that reimagine popular stories, folktales, or myths through the re-use of existing cultural imagery and found elements. Through the use of collage, moving image, and sound, we aim to update the stories' contexts and meanings with renewed relevance for a contemporary audience

Speakers
TA

Trejo, Albert

Arts College
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Esposito, Crista

Arts College
LJ

Lohwater, Jason

Arts College
FK

Fedzer, Kathleen

Arts College
SS

Stea, Samuel

Arts College

Moderators
ES

Em Sharp

Junior Fellow, Arts College
MM

Molly McGuire

Senior Fellow, Discovery College



Saturday December 1, 2018 4:15pm - 4:40pm
219 Coleman

4:20pm

TBD
A scene performance from a comedy-drama about a Midwestern woman named Sally and her neighbor Marsha. The play was first produced in a reading at the O'Neill Theater Center in 1980, and from there performances followed at the Yale Winterfest in 1981 and at the Off-Broadway Manhattan Theatre Club Stage 73 in 1982.

Speakers
WS

Wurm, Samantha

Arts College
KT

Khan, Taiba

Arts College

Moderators
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Anna Kell

Senior Fellow, Arts College
This is a brief bio.
TS

Ty Smith

Junior Fellow, Humanities College


Saturday December 1, 2018 4:20pm - 4:40pm
118 Coleman

4:20pm

Supporting American Identities: One Hijab at a Time
The concept of the American identity is commonly used as a tool to justify racial discrimination. Specifically, people denounce Muslim women who wear the hijab as anti-western threats to our modern society. In order to combat this idea, one must examine what it means to be a modern Muslim women in America and how the expression of religious traditions actually represents a reformed American culture by supporting religious tolerance and differences. Through the individual examination of personal reasons behind wearing the hijab, this project supports the idea that the American identity is actually made up of multiple identities. 

Speakers
VM

Vaccari, Margaux

Social Justice College
MS

McGee, Skyler

Social Justice College

Moderators
IL

Izzy Law

Junior Fellow, Food College
PM

Prof. Mark Spiro

Senior Fellow, Environmental College


Saturday December 1, 2018 4:20pm - 4:40pm
119 Coleman

4:25pm

"Glamorous" Rome
Evaluating Rome's  portrayal in Italian cinema

Speakers
RB

Richardson, Brian

Languages & Cultures College

Moderators
JS

Joe Scapellato

Senior Fellow, Arts College
This is a brief description.
MS

Maddy Smith

Junior Fellow, Discovery College


Saturday December 1, 2018 4:25pm - 4:40pm
150 Coleman

4:25pm

Civil Disobedience of Black Lives Matter
BLM is often considered to be a radical group rather than a civil rights group trying to obtain basic rights, such as the right to life, for black people. Their demonstrations are often called violent, riotous, and unnecessary. However, I disagree. I'll be exploring the extent to which the actions of BLM activists should be considered civil disobedience. 

Speakers
KC

Katz, Cheyenne

Social Justice College

Moderators
AC

Andrew Champlin

Junior Fellow, Discovery College
PM

Prof. Michael Drexler

Senior Fellow, Humanities College



Saturday December 1, 2018 4:25pm - 4:40pm
251 Coleman

4:25pm

The birth control movement and modern America
How the acts of Civil Disobedience of the birth control movement contributed to its groundbreaking improvements to the health, education and professional lives of American women.

Speakers
KG

Kareen George

Junior Fellow, Social Justice College

Moderators
CM

Catherine MacKay

Junior Fellow, Arts College
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Keith Buffinton

Senior Fellow, Society & Technology College



Saturday December 1, 2018 4:25pm - 4:40pm
023 Coleman

4:30pm

TBD
tbd

Speakers
LZ

Liu, Zhaozhong

Social Justice College

Moderators
PC

Prof. Cymone Fourshey

Senior Fellow, Global College
TH

Trashawna Herbert

Junior Fellow, Global College



Saturday December 1, 2018 4:30pm - 4:40pm
120 Coleman

4:40pm

Plenary Party
Comedian Billy Kelly will tell us some jokes.
A cappella group Two Past Midnight will sing us some songs.

And there will be cake, and gluten free cupcakes,  

and sparkling juice to toast a successful first semester at Bucknell!



Saturday December 1, 2018 4:40pm - 5:00pm
Terrace Toom ELC