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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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Society & Technology [clear filter]
Saturday, December 1
 

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

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