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Spring 2019 Presentations

Tuesday, May 7th: 10:00a.m. – 1:30p.m.

UC Ballroom Lounge

10:10   Sasha Lenus

Music Therapy as an Alternative Therapy Contributes to a Holistic Model of Medical Care for Aging Individuals with Neurodegenerative Diseases

B.S. INDS: A Biopsychosocial Approach to Neurodegenerative Disorders

Tiffany Gierasch, Chemistry

Raghava Munivenkatappa, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Carrie Sauter, Individualized Study


10:30   Christopher Roa

Teaching High School Students in West Baltimore Self-Expression with Music Technology and Hip Hop

B.A. INDS: Music Technology and Social Entrepreneurship

Alan Wonneberger, Music

Gilbert Mason, UMBC Training Centers and Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Steven McAlpine, Individualized Study


10:50   Snigdha Chigurupati

Evaluating the Effects of Personally-Meaningful Music on Mood and Behavior in Older Adults with Dementia

B.S. INDS: Neuroscience

Bernard Rabin, Psychology

Nigel Greig, National Institute of Aging

Carrie Sauter, Individualized Study


11:40   Jordan Harper

Tearing Down the Ivory Tower: Rebuilding an Academy that Values Democracy

B.A. INDS: Civic Agency and Democratic Engagement

George Derek Musgrove, History

David Hoffman, UMBC Center for Democracy and Civic Life

Eric Brown, Individualized Study


12:00   Olivia Grimes

Engaging Students in STEM Education using Culturally and Geographically Relevant Teaching Practices

B.A. INDS: Place-Based Science Teaching and Learning in Early Childhood Education

Michelle Starz-Gaiano, Biological Sciences

Joshua Michael, UMBC Sherman STEM Teacher Scholar Program

Steven McAlpine, Individualized Study


12:30   Alexia Petasis

Dance as Advocacy for Survivors of Domestic Sex Trafficking

B.A. INDS: Choreography for Social Justice

Doug Hamby, Dance

Jess Myers, UMBC Women’s Center

Steven McAlpine, Individualized Study


12:50   Mona Patel

The Effect of Data Visualization on the Evolution of Technical Communication in Health within the Past Twenty Years

B.S. INDS: Technical Communication in Engineering for Biotechnology

Jennie Leach, Chemical, Biochemical and Environmental Engineering

Nisha Bruce, Food and Drug Administration

Carrie Sauter, Individualized Study


1:10   Nandini Aravindan

Maternal Diet and Exercise Influences on Peripheral and Placental Inflammatory Markers

B.S. INDS: Neuroscience

Weihong Lin, Biological Sciences

Kellie Tamashiro, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Carrie Sauter, Individualized Study