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Due to the risks associated with large number of student participation under the current threat of Global Pandemic caused by the COVID-19 virus, we are cancelling the 11th Annual Undergraduate Research Day Event originally scheduled for Thursday April 30, 2020.

Student Research Day Schedule

General Itinerary


9:00am-12:00 pm


Poster Session I:


2nd and 3rd Floor, Atrium


2C07 Conference Room

2B07 Conference Room

2A15 Conference Room

African-American Resource Center Room 3B04

Room 2A04


Science Panel:

Moderator:Prof. Rebecca Rivera-Maestre

Students:Swatanter Polce, Patrick Menzies, Glorimar Cepada, Adesanya Akinleye, Emmanuel Ourum

"Ever Upward and Onward": The Science of Healing, Growing, and Communication

Business Panel I:

Moderator:Prof. Oladipo Oladije

Students:Muhtar Solola, Sunday Adeboye, Leoncio Perez

The Look of Money: Modern Trends in Business and Design

English Panel I:

Moderator:Prof. Phebe Kirkham

Students:Olatinuke Bello, Timoy Lumley, Anthony Ruiz

"A Woman's Eye": Women and Detective Fiction

Politics Panel:

Moderator: Prof. Micheal Sharpe

Students: Paul Adetola, Christina Maharaj, Vierka Vasquez, Chayenne Aguayo, Antonnete Smile, Symantha Rhodes, Ana Martinez

Which Side are You On?: The Battle Over Rights and Politics




Tensor Panel:
Prof. Lidia Gonzalez & Prof. Shweta Jain

Invited Speaker: Dr. Li Ping, John Jay


"Security Monitoring for Wireless Forensics"



Foreign Languages Panel:

Moderator:Prof. Hamid Bahri

Students:Micheal Timmons, Muhaned Mohamed, Shirley Jackson, Robert Johnson, Jonelle Brown, Rafael Salas, Symantha Rhodes, Valerie Littleton, Shaffon McDaniel.

All God's Children Got Travellin' Shoes: Language, Culture, and History

English Panel II:

Moderator:Prof. Shereen Inayatulla


Ekaete Ekpenyong, Farhana Abdulhusein, Alana Duguid, Judith Davenport

Shadowed Pictures: The Language of Memory and Experience

Ethnomusicology Panel:

Moderator: Prof. Tom Zlabinger

Students: Clay Stephon, Dehnia Duplan, Bayo Fayemi, Dominique Jones, Steven Morris, Melanie Pierre, Ayush Prasad, Chandra Roopnarine, Scott Sethna, Felesha Singh, Kunal Singh, Kristen Smith

The "Life" of Music: Ethnomusicological Currents

*2:15 to 3:00 PM

Journalism Panel:

Moderator: Prof. Tom Moore

Students: Fahima Chowdhury, Justin Diaz, Raymond Mora, Katherine Ortiz, Ciji Thomas

Writing Radio News in Germany and Jamaica, Queens: York College's Bavarian Connection


Video Games Panel:

Moderators:Prof. Tom Zlabinger, Prof. Sarah Kate Gillespie

Students:Kenisha Harty, Justin Hemingway, Alfred Parsard, Dwayne Pierre, Andres Ramirez, Bawb Rodney, Bayo Fayemi, Kimmy Sarmiento, Jon Serneo, Ryan Sukhdeo

Art & Amp: The Sound of Video Games

Business Panel II:

Moderator: Prof. Chun Pin Hsu

Students:Karen Bessy, Faisal Shahim, Mohammed Khattak

Fly Me to the Moon: Aviation and Advertising in the Business World

Psychology Panel

Moderator:Prof. Vadim Moldovan

Students:KrystalBella Murname-Victorelli, Irene Hanna, LaChanda Moor

Multiple Psycho-Social Research Measures of Alienation: Student Research in Social Work

English III Panel:

Moderator: Prof. Mychel Namphy

Students: Feyad Mohammed, Kashfi Fahim, Joshua Carrington, Irshaad Ishmail

Assimilation, Integration, and Selling Out: What's Literature Got To Do With It?




Luncheon Session / Keynote Speaker:

12:00-2:00 pm

Faculty Dining Room AC-2D01

Additional seating will be provoided in the Atrium

Luncheon Session

Welcome Remarks

Rishi Nath,
Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research

Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith
Provost and Senior Vice-President for Academic Affairs

Marcia V. Keizs

Student Panels

Robert Fernandez
Department: Biology
School: Arts & Sciences
Advisor: Dr. Anne Simon

Mohammad Khatak
Department: Accounting & Finance
School: Business and Information Systems
Advisor: Dr. Chun-Pin Hsu

Robert Johnson
Department: History and Philosophy
School: Arts & Sciences
Advisor: Dr. George White

Valerie Roland
Department: Health & Physical Education
School: Health & Behavioral Sciences
Advisors: Drs. David Ajuluchukwu and Ray Marks

Musical Selection

Sabrina Thomas, Shatiek Johnson

Shakeerah Fredericks, Randy Houston

Erick Carter, Gabrielle Calixte

Professor Johnathan Quash

Keynote Address

Dr. Partha Mitra,

Crick-Clay Professor of Biomathematics,

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Special Recognition:

Carl Ballenas, Immaculate Conception School

Closing Remarks and Mentor Awards:

Provost Ivelaw Griffith

Poster Session II:


2nd and 3rd Floor, Atrium


Undergraduate Research

Ratan Dhar

Zahra Alkaifi
Office Coordinator

Academic Core 3E07B

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