Schedule of Oral Presentations

Oral presentations were divided into two sessions: (1) Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences and (2) Sciences. 

Friday, May 1, 2020 Schedule
Speaker/Presentation Time
Welcome from Dean Marcelo Camperi 10 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Session 1: Oral Presentations - Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences 10:15  a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Dana-Lis Bittner, Psychology
‘Just Google It’: Using Online Translation Tools Inflates Metacognitive Judgements of Foreign Language Translation Ability
10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Andrew McReynolds, Psychology
Impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic on Higher Education
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Nathan Chew, Nursing
A Cantonese Chinese American intergenerational heirloom: Language transfer and negotiation in soup-making discourse
10:45 a.m - 11 a.m.
Break 11 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Sachi Popov, Communication Studies
“Doing the Month”: Philosophy, Benefits, and Adaptations Made by Chinese American Women in Doing Postpartum Practices
11:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Ymari Stephens, Philosophy
The Nature/ Culture Distinction: How Dissociating from Nature Created Generations of Apathy.
11:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Aaron Anderson, Philosophy
Good's Irreducibility: The Discordancy Argument
11:45 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Ben Lazar, Media Studies
“this time, there’s no going back. something big is coming” An Examination of the Mourning of Jeffrey Epstein
12 p.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Break 12:15 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Ryan McWay, MS International and Development Economics
Cruising Through School: General Equilibrium Effects of Cruise Ship Arrivals on Education and Employment
12:30 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.

James M. Zumel Dumlao, Junjie Lei, Emeka Nwosu, Li Yu Oon, Tsai Ling and Jeffrey Wong, MS International and Development Economics
Innovation Dynamics of Cultural Production: Evidence in Rap Lyrics

12:45 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Brian Andersen, Stuart Blackwell, Lindsay Miller, Shen Shen and Serena Calcagno, MA International Studies
Building Towards "Best Practices" - Addressing Food Insecurity with Progressive Values.

1 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Session 2: Sciences 10:15 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Haitao Gu, Data Science
Nucleus segmentation for the HT-1080 cancer cell
10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Bingyu Wang and Kaixin Li, Finance
Comparison of classical statistical models on COVID-19 prediction

10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Fiona Conneely and Andrew Pilon, Physics
Give Peas a Chance: Identifying Local Analogues of First-Light Galaxies

10:45 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Chelsy Paola Gonzalez, Physics
Concentrations of Argon Metastable Levels in Ar and Ar/O2 Discharges Used for Plasma Cleaning of Au/Ti Nano-electrodes
11 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Terry Tran, Alexander Phan, Chiral Mehta and Anthony Knox, Computer Science
Applying Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Machine Learning to Predict Unplanned Hospital Readmissions with MIMIC III Data
11:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Break 11:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Megan Martin, Chemistry
Synthesis of a Zn(II)-Responsive Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Contrast Agent for Improved Diagnosis of Prostate Cancer
11:45 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Michelle Hartwick, Biology
Evaluating Body Condition in Bearded, Ringed, and Spotted Seals
12 p.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Break 12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Alice Bada and Jinal Shah, Professional Science Master in Biotechnology
Development of neural organoids for drug discoveries
12:45 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Sanam Sajjadi, Biotechnology
Anaerobic Cultivation and Isolation of Lactobacillus using Prospector System
1:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Dylan Domingo, Professional Science Master in Biotechnology
Discovering Novel Anti-GPCR Antibodies Using SuperHuman 2.0
1:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Break 1:45 p.m. - 2 p.m​​​​.​​​
Angela Jocson, Master of Science in Biotechnology
Internship at a rare disease biotechnology company: RDMD
2 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Taggra Jackson, Biotechnology
Developing a Bacterial vs Viral Host Response Assay using the Cepheid Platform
2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Shaquil Janif, Lu Chen, Anh Luyen, Yanan Liu, Chiral Mehta, Professional Science Master in Biotechnology
Interactive Shiny Web App for Investigating Genetic Factors Associated With Lactose Intolerance 
2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Brandon Sytsma, Biotechnology
Microfluidic Vortex Shedding for Gene Modified Cell Therapy Manufacturing 
2:45 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Want to see more student research and creative work? You can view CARD posters on the CARD 2020 page in the USF Scholarship Repository.