Almost 100 presenters submitted their work at the 2022 CCU Undergraduate Research Competition, demonstrating the outstanding quality of student research at the university. Collectively, they illustrated the considerable research talents of our students and the wealth of experiential learning opportunities at Coastal Carolina University. Presentations were judged by 60 faculty judges. Prizes were awarded in three award categories: 1) Poster Presentations; 2) Oral Presentations for the Edwards College, Spadoni College, and Wall College; and 3) Oral Presentations for the Gupta College. The first-place awards will be formally presented at the Honors Convocation.

Poster Presentations

Oral Presentations: Edwards College, Spadoni College, and Wall College

Oral Presentations: Gupta College

Undergraduate Research Competition Webpage

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2022
Tuesday, April 12th
12:30 PM

Accessibility and Productivity within Primary Healthcare During a Global Pandemic

Hannah Kerns, Coastal Carolina University

Poster Session 1

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

COVID-19 Threat and Music Preferences in College Students

Molly Myers, Coastal Carolina University

Poster Session 1

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Demographic Characteristics and Cognitive, Emotional, and Social Adjustment in College Students

Erin Berzonski, Coastal Carolina University

Poster Session 1

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Environmental Bacteriophage Detection on Coastal Carolina University Campus

Hailey Oldfield, Coastal Carolina University
Madison Gentilo, Coastal Carolina University

Poster Session 1

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Georgetown County Workforce Assessment and Survey

Dylan Campbell, Coastal Carolina University

Poster Session 1

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Identifying Conditions for Indole Additions to Aldehydes to be Applied to the Synthesis of Phidianidine Analogues

Lindsay Newton, Coastal Carolina University
Anna Tingler, Coastal Carolina University

Poster Session 1

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Isolation and Analysis of Extracellular Vesicles from Lactic Acid Bacteria

L. Brooke Busby, Coastal Carolina University
Isabel Myers, Coastal Carolina University
Klea Hoxha, Coastal Carolina University

Poster Session 1

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Molecular Cloning of Genes from the Bacteriophage, Phayonce

Kelly Walsh, Coastal Carolina University

Poster Session 1

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Neuronal Density in Navigation-Related Regions of the Adult Leopard Gecko Brain

Kyleigh Adorno, Coastal Carolina University
Kayley Ozimac, Coastal Carolina University
Emma Kinerson, Coastal Carolina University
Nikki Boon, Coastal Carolina University

Poster Session 1

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Presentation Materials Available

The Effects of Human Behavior on Staphylococcus and Escherichia Bacteriophage Presence at Coastal Carolina University

Owen Smith, Coastal Carolina University

Poster Session 1

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

The Relationship between Alexithymia, Callous Affect, and Aggressive Behaviors in Emerging Adulthood: Are Aggressive Acts Related to Not Feeling or Not Knowing How You Feel?

Grace Sutz, Coastal Carolina University

Poster Session 1

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Presentation Materials Available

The Role of Greek Life Participation on Student Risk Taking Behaviors and Perceptions

Margaret Smith, Coastal Carolina University

Poster Session 1

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Tourism and Sustainability in the City of Georgetown

Ya Zheng, Coastal Carolina University

Poster Session 1

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Presentation Materials Available

What lives on offshore artificial reefs in South Carolina? An analysis of epifaunal reef communities and how they vary with reef age

Sydney Madden, Coastal Carolina University

Poster Session 1

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Presentation Materials Available

3:00 PM

A study of student perceptions of inclusive teaching in a higher education setting

Harleigh Roach, Coastal Carolina University

Room 3 (BRTH 114)

3:00 PM - 3:20 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Breaking the Barriers of Gender Norms: The Female Musician

Ansley Gaffney, Coastal Carolina University

Room 1 (BRTH 101)

3:00 PM - 3:20 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Fish identification through video motion tracking from a publicly available live-streaming camera

James Rhodes, Coastal Carolina University

Room 2 (BRTH 112)

3:00 PM - 3:20 PM

Presentation Materials Available

3:20 PM

Classification of Shock and Vibrational Data Using Contemporary Machine Learning Techniques

Nicklaus Przybylski, Coastal Carolina University

Room 2 (BRTH 112)

3:20 PM - 3:40 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Eating Disorders on College Campuses: Effects of Social Media and COVID-19 Concerns

Trinity Ghering, Coastal Carolina University
Adam Bretton, Coastal Carolina University
McKinley Chapman, Coastal Carolina University

Room 3 (BRTH 114)

3:20 PM - 3:40 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Private Funding, Public Space

Frances Ludwig, Coastal Carolina University

Room 1 (BRTH 101)

3:20 PM - 3:40 PM

Presentation Materials Available

3:50 PM

Examining the interrelations between anxiety, COVID-19 worries, social support, and Intimate Partner Violence during the pandemic

Casey Sullivan, Coastal Carolina University
Alyssa Simpson, Coastal Carolina University

Room 3 (BRTH 114)

3:50 PM - 4:10 PM

Presentation Materials Available

On the periodicity of a modified Fibonacci sequence

Jensen Meade, Coastal Carolina University

Room 2 (BRTH 112)

3:50 PM - 4:10 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Stepping Out of the Sun: Watteau and Freedom in the Early Eighteenth Century

Jayme Carlson, Coastal Carolina University

Room 1 (BRTH 101)

3:50 PM - 4:10 PM

Presentation Materials Available

4:10 PM

Defining Consensual Sex: Exploring the Mentality of College Aged Men

Devi Spletzer, Coastal Carolina University

Room 3 (BRTH 114)

4:10 PM - 4:30 PM

Presentation Materials Available

How the Sustainable Development Principles May Protect the Gullah Heritage Corridor

Brandon Peck, Coastal Carolina University

Room 1 (BRTH 101)

4:10 PM - 4:30 PM

The Use of Time-Lapse and Photography to Document the Effects of Seasonality on Dune Morphodynamic Evolution in Corolla, NC.

Briar Ownby-Connolly, Coastal Carolina University

Room 2 (BRTH 112)

4:10 PM - 4:30 PM

Presentation Materials Available

4:30 PM

Remote Work and Its Sustainability Impact

Sydney Sanker, Coastal Carolina University

Room 1 (BRTH 101)

4:30 PM - 4:50 PM

The Incarcerated VOICE Initiative: How to Successfully Elevate Incarcerated Students in Higher Education

Adonya Pertell, Coastal Carolina University

Room 3 (BRTH 114)

4:30 PM - 4:50 PM

Presentation Materials Available

4:50 PM

Caring for the Environment in Georgetown County, SC: Using SDGs, environmental ethics, and attitudes to highlight triadic socioeconomic barriers

Briar Ownby-Connolly, Coastal Carolina University

Room 1 (BRTH 101)

4:50 PM - 5:10 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Flood-event sediment distribution within oxbow lakes in the Pee Dee River, SC floodplain

Virginia Worrell, Coastal Carolina University

Room 2 (BRTH 112)

4:50 PM - 5:10 PM

Video Modeling vs. Video Prompting with Task Analysis: Which one do students with ID respond better to?

Patricia Still, Coastal Carolina University

Room 3 (BRTH 114)

4:50 PM - 5:10 PM

Presentation Materials Available

5:10 PM

Effects of COVID-19 Isolation on College Students

Tyler Williams, Coastal Carolina University

Room 2 (BRTH 112)

5:10 PM - 5:30 PM

Presentation Materials Available

The Japanese Shikoku Buddhism Game: Basic Customs and Language

Carol Jinier, Coastal Carolina University
Celina DeCordova, Coastal Carolina University

Room 3 (BRTH 114)

5:10 PM - 5:30 PM

Presentation Materials Available

The Politicization of COVID-19 Reflected in Beliefs and Behaviors

Corey Hough, Coastal Carolina University

Room 1 (BRTH 101)

5:10 PM - 5:30 PM

Presentation Materials Available

5:30 PM

The Effects Of Covid-19 on Coping and Family Experiences

Kiley Cuba, Coastal Carolina University

Room 1 (BRTH 101)

5:30 PM - 5:50 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Use of Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification (LAMP) for the Detection of Tomato Mosaic Virus

Caleb Jones, Coastal Carolina University

Room 2 (BRTH 112)

5:30 PM - 5:50 PM

Wednesday, April 13th
12:30 PM

Compromise, Accommodation, and Collaboration: France During World War Two

Nico DiAlesandro, Coastal Carolina University

Room 3 (BRTH 114)

12:30 PM - 12:50 PM

The Religious Relations of Gender Roles in America

Brianne Mack-Bingham, Coastal Carolina University

Room 2 (BRTH 112)

12:30 PM - 12:50 PM

Presentation Materials Available

12:50 PM

The Gendered Views of Professionalism within Real Estate Sales

Jamesia St Louis, Coastal Carolina University

Room 2 (BRTH 112)

12:50 PM - 1:10 PM

Presentation Materials Available

The Internal Contradictions of the Vichy Regime: Women Collaborators and Resistors

Michaella Maddalena, Coastal Carolina University

Room 3 (BRTH 114)

12:50 PM - 1:10 PM

Presentation Materials Available

1:10 PM

Aligning the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals to CCU

Hannah Garthwaite, Coastal Carolina University

Room 1 (BRTH 101)

1:10 PM - 1:30 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Never Forget: The Two 9/11s and the Power of Memory

Michaella Maddalena, Coastal Carolina University

Room 3 (BRTH 114)

1:10 PM - 1:30 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Organizational, Societal, and Cultural Barriers: Why Women are Still a Minority in Leadership Positions

Mackenzie Cherry, Coastal Carolina University

Room 2 (BRTH 112)

1:10 PM - 1:30 PM

Presentation Materials Available

1:30 PM

A Seat at the Table: Examining Antisemitism and Jewish Representation on Coastal Carolina University's Campus

Savannah Cody, Coastal Carolina University

Room 1 (BRTH 101)

1:30 PM - 1:50 PM

Presentation Materials Available

The Muslim World: Democracy, Transition, and Terrorism

Kevin Joyce, Coastal Carolina University

Room 3 (BRTH 114)

1:30 PM - 1:50 PM

Presentation Materials Available

The Power of Small Local Businesses

Bridgette Devlin, Coastal Carolina University

Room 2 (BRTH 112)

1:30 PM - 1:50 PM

Presentation Materials Available

1:50 PM

Across Time and Many Waters

Jesse Morgan, Coastal Carolina University

Room 2 (BRTH 112)

1:50 PM - 2:10 PM

Presentation Materials Available

The Relationship between Pet Attachment and Mood during COVID-19

Neelie Bailey, Coastal Carolina University

Room 3 (BRTH 114)

1:50 PM - 2:10 PM

Presentation Materials Available

When the road speaks, the cars will listen!

Joshua Escandon, Coastal Carolina University

Room 1 (BRTH 101)

1:50 PM - 2:10 PM

2:10 PM

Crime and Weather Correlations from 2015-2019 in South Carolina

Cierra Allen, Coastal Carolina University

Room 1 (BRTH 101)

2:10 PM - 2:30 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Fulfilling the UN Sustainable Development Goals in Georgetown, South Carolina: Economic Recovery in a Post-COVID World

Maggie Sheridan, Coastal Carolina University

Room 2 (BRTH 112)

2:10 PM - 2:30 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Relationships between Light and Dark Triad Personality Profiles, COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy, and Gratification in College Students

Alysabeth Howard, Coastal Carolina University

Room 3 (BRTH 114)

2:10 PM - 2:30 PM

2:30 PM

Bucksport and the Sustainable Development Goals

Katelyn Zimmerman, Coastal Carolina University
Takiah Anderson, Coastal Carolina University
Mac Hall, Coastal Carolina University
Jairan Parker, Coastal Carolina University
Catherine Bauer, Coastal Carolina University
Kalina Faulks, Coastal Carolina University

Room 2 (BRTH 112)

2:30 PM - 2:50 PM

The Effect of Life and Death Regarding COVID-19 on Criminal Sentencing Judgements

Jaclyn Graveline, Coastal Carolina University

Room 3 (BRTH 114)

2:30 PM - 2:50 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Understanding Military Takeovers in post-Cold War Africa: The Cases of Mali and Burkina Faso

Casey Mazzone, Coastal Carolina University

Room 1 (BRTH 101)

2:30 PM - 2:50 PM

Presentation Materials Available

2:50 PM

Justice, Reconciliation, and Restoration: An Evaluation of the Gacaca Courts in Post-Genocide Rwanda

Nysheim Dewitt, Coastal Carolina University

Room 1 (BRTH 101)

2:50 PM - 3:10 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Memory In College Students

Kayla Butts, Coastal Carolina University

Room 3 (BRTH 114)

2:50 PM - 3:10 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Remote Work and Its Sustainability Impact

Sandra Ataalla, Coastal Carolina University

Room 2 (BRTH 112)

2:50 PM - 3:10 PM

Presentation Materials Available

3:10 PM

Examining Health Disparities Among Healthcare Workers in South Carolina

Hailey Restuccia, Coastal Carolina University

Room 2 (BRTH 112)

3:10 PM - 3:30 PM

Overachieving Pigeons: The Justification of Effort Impact on Reward Value

Adam Bretton, Coastal Carolina University
Kayley Ozimac, Coastal Carolina University

Room 3 (BRTH 114)

3:10 PM - 3:30 PM

Presentation Materials Available

The Reformation of The Monetary Bail System in South Carolina for Non-violent Individuals

Jana Whitmire, Coastal Carolina University

Room 1 (BRTH 101)

3:10 PM - 3:30 PM

Presentation Materials Available

3:30 PM

Murrells Inlet Sustainability and Risk Assessment

Bailie Willis, Coastal Carolina University
Amanda C. Giambi, Coastal Carolina University

Room 2 (BRTH 112)

3:30 PM - 3:50 PM

Presentation Materials Available

The Pageantry of Politics

Sara Beatty, Coastal Carolina University

Room 1 (BRTH 101)

3:30 PM - 3:50 PM

Presentation Materials Available

3:50 PM

From the Sidelines: College Athletics From the Perspective of a Collegiate Dance Team Athlete

Elisabeth Daniels, Coastal Carolina University

Room 1 (BRTH 101)

3:50 PM - 4:10 PM

Knowledge, Attitudes, and Perceptions Towards Condoms Among College Students

Hailey Restuccia, Coastal Carolina University

Room 3 (BRTH 114)

3:50 PM - 4:10 PM

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in Local Stores and the Impacts of Reusable Bags

Bailie Willis, Coastal Carolina University

Room 2 (BRTH 112)

3:50 PM - 4:10 PM

Presentation Materials Available

4:10 PM

Comparison of Body Condition in Commonly Sampled Species Found in Oxbow Lakes and Main River Habitats along the Upper and Middle Waccamaw River

Dean Wrobel, Coastal Carolina University

Room 3 (BRTH 114)

4:10 PM - 4:30 PM

Presentation Materials Available

4:30 PM

A Step in the Search for Arboviruses: Determining Blood Meals Eaten by Mosquitoes

Carson Mickey, Coastal Carolina University
Olivia Shirley, Coastal Carolina University
Elody Bensch, Coastal Carolina University

Poster Session 2

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Association of Near-Infrared Spectroscopy Assessed Muscle Oxidative Capacity Between Collegiate Cross-Country Athletes and College Students

James Brown, Coastal Carolina University
Riley Melton, Coastal Carolina University

Poster Session 2

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Bioinformatic Investigation into Mycobacterium phage DuncansLeg

Connor Hadwin, Coastal Carolina University
Michael Moore, Coastal Carolina University

Poster Session 2

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Birth Order, College Major, and Social Behavior

Gianna D'Aconti, Coastal Carolina University

Poster Session 2

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Cloning and Overexpression of Phayonce Genes 12 and 77 in M. Smegmatis

Amber Wilson, Coastal Carolina University

Poster Session 2

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Cloning and Overexpression of Phayonce Genes to Assess Cytotoxicity in Mycobacterium Smegmatis

Abbey Montoya, Coastal Carolina University
Olivia Sundman, Coastal Carolina University

Poster Session 2

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Combining Physical and Mental Practices of a Dart-throwing Task Enhances Motor Learning and Impacts Psychological Skills

Joy Carlson, Coastal Carolina University
Hannah Walker, Coastal Carolina University
Mackenzie Manning, Coastal Carolina University
Hannah Dresner, Coastal Carolina University

Poster Session 2

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Decipher reliable COVID-19 related information among college students

Emily Ackershoek, Coastal Carolina University

Poster Session 2

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Detecting Potential Neurotoxic Pseudo-nitzchia Species in the Grand Strand

Chesney Price, Coastal Carolina University
Sean Ferrano, Coastal Carolina University

Poster Session 2

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Discovery and Investigation of Novel Bacteriophage DuncansLeg

Kaitlynn Burbage, Coastal Carolina University
Edenborough Hibionada Jr., Coastal Carolina University
Kirsten Presnell, Coastal Carolina University

Poster Session 2

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Embryonic Hypoxia Alters Exploratory Movement in Adult Geckos

Nikki Boon, Coastal Carolina University
Kyleigh Adorno, Coastal Carolina University
Kayley Ozimac, Coastal Carolina University
Emma Kinerson, Coastal Carolina University

Poster Session 2

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Empirical Analysis of Sustainable Land Use and Development and Potential Solutions for Remediation in Georgetown County

Brittany Whitehead, Coastal Carolina University

Poster Session 2

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Presentation Materials Available

From 2D Images to 3D virtual reality: a digital application in cultural heritage

Garrett Ronny Hucks, Coastal Carolina University

Poster Session 2

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Georgetown County: The Issue of Land Litter and Pollution

Nicole Rainwater, Coastal Carolina University

Poster Session 2

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Identification and Characterization of Small Regulatory RNA in Streptococcus

Klea Hoxha, Coastal Carolina University
William C. Oakes III, Coastal Carolina University
Nicole M. Ward, Scholars Academy
L. Brooke Busby, Coastal Carolina University

Poster Session 2

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Initial Investigation of the Chemical Contribution of Hemp to Beer Aroma

Caitlyn Hunt, Coastal Carolina University

Poster Session 2

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Investigating Temporal Groundwater Interactions between a Barrier Island and High Marsh Environment

Dean Wrobel, Coastal Carolina University

Poster Session 2

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Microplastic Concentration Analysis of the Atlantic Sand Fiddler Crab (Leptuca pugilator) in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina

Caroline Conner, Coastal Carolina University

Poster Session 2

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Solving Electron Spin Drift-Diffusion Equations in Presence of Hyperfine Interactions

Dana Coleman, Coastal Carolina University
Bryan Stevens, University of Evansville
Truman Schulz, University of Evansville

Poster Session 2

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Sustainable Planning, Protecting Social, Economic, and Environmental Interests of Coastal Communities

Daniel O'Hara, Coastal Carolina University

Poster Session 2

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Presentation Materials Available

The Association Between Parental Relationships and the Marital Views and Relationships of College Students

Emma Oswald, Coastal Carolina University

Poster Session 2

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Presentation Materials Available

The Present Uncanny in Maurice Sendak's Where The Wild Things Are

Rakaia Geddes, Coastal Carolina University

Poster Session 2

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM