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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
 

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

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
LC

Loomis, Carrie

Discovery College
MI

Maduka, Ifunanya

Discovery College
BJ

Bye, Justin

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

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
CC

Chris Camuto

Senior Fellow, Environmental College
avatar for Gari Eberly

Gari Eberly

Junior Fellow, Environmental College


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

2:40pm

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
BG

Brantley Gasaway

Senior Fellow, Social Justice College
KM

Kayla McCellon

Junior Fellow, Social Justice College


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

Casey, Beatrice

Discovery College
PC

Phillips, Carroll

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

Junior Fellow, Environmental College
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
GS

Geoff Schneider

Senior Fellow, Food College
JF

Jordan Ferrari

Junior Fellow, Discovery 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
ZC

Zug, Calvin

Discovery College
BC

Bolton, Caroline

Discovery College

Moderators
CF

Cymone Forsythe

Senior Fellow, Global College
TH

Trashawna Herbert

Junior Fellow, Global College


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

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

3:50pm

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

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
MS

Mark Spiro

Senior Fellow, Environmental College


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