SSA 2017 has ended
SSA could not be possible without the generous support of Drs. Herbert A. and Betty Lou Lubs and the Science, Society, and the Arts Research Conference Endowment. We are deeply grateful!
Thursday, March 16

5:00pm EDT

7:30pm EDT

9:00pm EDT

Friday, March 17

8:00am EDT

8:15am EDT

9:00am EDT

Anarchy, State, and Utopia by Robert Nozick — Newcomb 310 Newcomb 310 Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates — Huntley 324 Huntley 324 Bo Burnham: Make Happy by Bo Burnham — Newcomb 120 Newcomb 120 Ebony & Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America's Universities by Craig Steven Wilder — Mattingly 101 Mattingly 101 Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond — Ruscio CGL 123 Ruscio CGL 123 Game of Thrones by George R.R Martin, David Benioff, D.B. Weiss — Parmly 306 Parmly 306 Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn — Chavis Board Room, Commons 206 Chavis Board Room, Commons 206 Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi — Women’s Resource Room, Commons 216 Women’s Resource Room, Commons 216 Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal — Hillel 203 Hillel 203 Nobody: Casualties of America's War on the Vulnerable, from Ferguson to Flint and Beyond by Marc Lamont Hill — Reid 302 Reid 302 Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel — Parmly 305 Parmly 305 Stranger Things by Matt and Ross Duffer — IQ Center 202A (3D Computer Lab) IQ Center 202A (3D Computer Lab) The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho — Newcomb 304 Newcomb 304 The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins — Howe 202 Howe 202 The Good Girl by Mary Kubica — Huntley 321 Huntley 321 The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot — Ruscio CGL 212 Ruscio CGL 212 The Making of a Racist by Charles B. Dew — Volunteer Services Room, Commons 214 Volunteer Services Room, Commons 214 The Road to Reality by Roger Penrose — Payne 212 Payne 212 The Science of Discworld by Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart, Jack Cohen — Ruscio CGL 201 Ruscio CGL 201 The Smartest Kids in the World: and How They Got That Way by Amanda Ripley — Reid 216 Reid 216 The Soil Will Save Us: How Scientists, Farmers, and Foodies Are Healing the Soil to Save the Planet by Kristin Ohlson — Washington 115 Washington 115 Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman — Ruscio CGL 115 Ruscio CGL 115 Watchmen by Alan Moore, art by Dave Gibbons — Reid 215 Reid 215 Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community? by Martin Luther King, Jr. — Mason Taylor New Room, Payne 117 Mason Taylor New Room, Payne 117 Zootopia by Byron Howard and Rich Moore — Mattingly 201 Mattingly 201

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12:00pm EDT

2:15pm EDT

2:59pm EDT

3:00pm EDT

*Map of Poster Sessions — Leyburn Leyburn Library Easel 01: Is the crayfish species Orconectes ozarkae native or introduced to the James River Basin in Virginia? Leyburn Library Easel 02: Health Literacy in Relation to Treatment Adherence Among Type 2 Diabetes Patients from Romania Leyburn Library Easel 03: Do RTA-clade spiders possess the same suite of silk genes as orb-web weaving spiders? Leyburn Library Easel 04: Determining the Range Limits of Peaks of Otter Salamanders Leyburn Library Easel 05: The Contribution of Bison Dung and Urine to Soil Nitrogen and Phosphorous Pools in Yellowstone National Park Leyburn Library Easel 06: A Possible Conserved Role for SR Protein Kinase in the Regulation of Cell Death Leyburn Library Easel 07: Optic nerve regeneration in Xenopus laevis: intact myelin removal and gene expression Leyburn Library Easel 08: Friend or Foe: Manipulating Nestmate Recognition and Olfaction in Carpenter Ants Leyburn Library Easel 09: Constant access to snacks from weaning to adulthood in female rats induce early signs of obesity even before weight gain. Leyburn Library Easel 10: Elucidating the anti-quorum sensing compounds in aqueous Rose leaf extracts with Serratia marcescens Leyburn Library Easel 11: Identification and biochemical analysis of proteins in cobweb weaving spiders’ gumfoot glue droplets Leyburn Library Easel 12: High­Sugar, High Fat Diet Increased Estradiol Surge during Proestrus Leyburn Library Easel 13: Analysis of gene expression in a female rat model of diet-induced non-alcoholic fatty liver disease using RNA-sequencing Leyburn Library Easel 14: Cycling Female Rats Are Resistant to Diet Induced Obesity Cognitive Impairments Leyburn Library Easel 15: Western-Style Diet Differentially Impacts Neuroanatomy of Female and Male Rats Leyburn Library Easel 16: High-fat high-sugar diet induces polycystic ovary syndrome in a rodent model Leyburn Library Easel 17: Stimulus Detection and Response Characteristics in Black Carpenter Ants Leyburn Library Easel 18: Analyzing RTA-Clade Spider Silk Gene Proteins to Test Conflicting Phylogenetic Hypotheses of Orb-web Evolution Leyburn Library Easel 19: Tornado Analysis with Fluid Mechanic Techniques Leyburn Library Easel 20: Access to snacks from weaning onward in female rats causes obesity, insulin insensitivity and sustained leptin resistance in adulthood. Leyburn Library Easel 21: Quantification of Slow Wave Behavior after Induction of Intestinal Ischemia in a Porcine Model Leyburn Library Easel 22: Piezo1: Mechanisms of Xenopus Laevis Optic Nerve Regeneration Leyburn Library Easel 23: Heat Transfer and Open Channel Flow Leyburn Library Easel 24: Waves of Learning-Investigating Collective Spatiotemporal Learning in Adult Zebrafish (Danio rerio) Leyburn Library Easel 25: Traditional Healing Systems: A Global Comparative Leyburn Library Easel 26: Timing and Mechanism of low grade deformation along the Rockfish Valley Deformation Zone in the Central Blue Ridge, VA Leyburn Library Easel 27: Access to safe drinking water in rural, urban, and agricultural regions of Ouest, Cameroon Leyburn Library Easel 28: ENVS Capstone: Feeding the World Without Water Leyburn Library Easel 29: ENVS Capstone: Can Costa Rica meet its original deadline of becoming carbon-neutral by 2021 through the use of artificial trees as a new carbon capture mechanism? Leyburn Library Easel 30: ENVS Capstone: How Tanzania's environmental policies hinder the natural migration patterns of ungulates during the wet and dry seasons Leyburn Library Easel 31: ENVS Capstone: The Effect of Political Instability on the Level of Damage Incurred from Natural Disasters Leyburn Library Easel 32: ENVS Capstone: From Coal to Clean Energy: A Choice Survey Analysis Leyburn Library Easel 33: ENVS Capstone Menhaden Management: Politics and Science of the Most Important Fish in the Sea Leyburn Library Easel 34: ENVS Capstone: Incorporating conservation units as a way to better manage short-finned pilot whales Leyburn Library Easel 35: ENVS Capstone: The Hawaiian GE Papaya: A Microcosm for Understanding GMO Opposition and Strategies for Successful Implementation Leyburn Library Easel 36: ENVS Capstone: Politics of Deforestation Leyburn Library Easel 37: Dating lacustrine molluscan subfossil assemblages using AAR techniques to assist in reconstructing the paleocommunities of temperate Wisconsin lakes Leyburn Library Easel 38: ENVS Capstone: Flood Insurance Risk Maps and Social Vulnerability in Orleans Parish Leyburn Library Easel 39: ENVS Capstone: Bristol Bay Salmon and Pebble Mine: Maximizing Pebble's Economic Potential at Minimal Ecological Risk Leyburn Library Easel 40: Hegemonic Masculinity, Masculine Capital, and Sexual Orientation: Do Heterosexual and Non-Heterosexual Men Have Similar Views? Leyburn Library Easel 41: How Superhero Stories Impact Preschoolers’ Play with Female and Male Action Figures Leyburn Library Easel 42: Lego Teaching Project Leyburn Library Easel 43: Perceptions of Femininity in Female Athletes and Non-Athletes Leyburn Library Easel 44: Coaching Style and Its Affect On Student Outcomes Leyburn Library Easel 45: Gendered Differences in Interoception and Embodiment Leyburn Library Easel 46: Effect of Pre-TMS Activity on TMS-Evoked Response in PAS-Induced Plasticity Leyburn Library Easel 47: The Effect of Gender and Gender Expression on Evaluations of Scientists' Competence Leyburn Library Easel 49: The Role of Emotion on Mindfulness-Induced Motivation Leyburn Library Easel 50: Fancy a Laugh?: Is Relevant Humor More Effective as a Coping Mechanism for Social Anxiety Leyburn Library Easel 51: Interactions of Reward and Motivation Type on Workplace Relevant Performance Leyburn Library Easel 52: The Cognitive Process behind the Attentional Blink: Visual Working Memory and Processing Speed Leyburn Library Easel 53: The cost of threatening distractor stimuli on visual search Leyburn Library Easel 54: Trust as a Moderator to Motivation and Organizational Commitment on Team Sports as Compared to Individual Sports Leyburn Library Easel 55: The Relationship of Working Memory Capacity, Response Inhibition, and Perceptual Speed on Task-Switching Ability Leyburn Library Easel 56: Effect of Ailment Severity and Wait Time on Patient Willingness to be Seen by a Physician Assistant Leyburn Library Easel 57: Comparison between the Expression of Behaviors that 'Model' Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) in Female versus Male Rats Leyburn Library Easel 58: Genetic Programming Leyburn Library Easel 59: Quantifying the effects of El Niño on Acropora cervicornis abundance at Coral Gardens, Belize Leyburn Library Easel 60: Bringing Belize to Campus Leyburn Library Easel 61: The Inclusive Classroom For Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder Leyburn Library Easel 62: Language translates to executive functions: investigating the bilingual advantage in inhibitory control Leyburn Library Easel 63: A Case Study in Transcreation: Cultural Comparisons through Advertising Leyburn Library Easel 64: Fraternal Power Leyburn Library Easel 65: Individual Sleep Factors and Consequences in College Students Leyburn Library Easel 66: A History of the Executive Committee and Student Self Government at Washington and Lee Leyburn Library Easel 67: Locked Up: Demore, Mandatory Detention, and the Fifth Amendment Leyburn Library Easel 68: Dual Market Misgivings: When Playing Both Sides is Wrong Leyburn Library Easel 69: American Firearms Manufacturers may need Corporate Social Responsibility to Combat Divestment Leyburn Library Easel 70: Sensing fluid pressure during plucking events in a natural bedrock channel Leyburn Library Easel 71: Hackflight: a simulation system for Miniature Aerial Vehicles Leyburn Library Easel 72: Bioturbation by Earthworms and Its Effect on the Fossil Record Leyburn Library Easel 73: 3D Strain from Rutilated Quartz and its Relationship to Quartz Crystallographic Preferred Orientations Leyburn Library Easel 74: Computational Analysis of Ribosomal Collisions in S. Cerevisiae Leyburn Library Easel 75: Protein-RNA binding in glycolytic enzymes Leyburn Library Easel 76: Unraveling The Role of Helicases in Nonfunctional rRNA Decay Leyburn Library Easel 77: Investigating Nonfunctional rRNA Decay in Aging Yeast Leyburn Library Easel 78: Investigating the Relationship between NRD and Ribophagy Leyburn Library Easel 79: Ribosome Processivity Leyburn Library Easel 80: Beta Adrenergic Antagonists: A Focused Review Leyburn Library Easel 81: Fabrication of Silicon Nitride Waveguides for Photonic Integrated Circuits Leyburn Library
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