Student research highlight of symposium

Susquehanna Valley Undergraduate Research Symposium

Student research highlight of symposium

For Immediate Release:  July 28, 2014

BLOOMSBURG — Nearly 90 undergraduate students from three regional universities and the Geisinger Health System will participate in the fourth annual Susquehanna Valley Undergraduate Research Symposium from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, at Geisinger Health System’s Henry Hood Center for Health Research in Danville.

Undergraduates from all disciplines were invited to present their research at a poster session. Presentations will be evaluated in three categories: Clinical and Translational Research, Social Sciences and Humanities and Natural Sciences and Engineering.

The Susquehanna Valley Undergraduate Research Symposium is co-sponsored by Bloomsburg University, The Bucknell Institute for Public Policy, Geisinger Health System and Susquehanna University.

Participants are:

Bloomsburg University

Khadija A. Abdullahi, Philadelphia; Clinton M. Allwein, Summerdale; Michael John Ashton, Danville; JoEllen Blass, Catawissa; Aaron M. Brown, Sunbury; Caitlin Carlin, Berwick; Shelby Coleman, Bloomsburg; Sawyer J. Davis, Camp Hill; Alyssa Lynn Duksta, Kelayres; Courtney Marie Dunn, Mifflintown; Susan Erdman, Nescopeck; Kyle Flick, Bloomsburg; Laurie Ganey, Allentown; Matthew Gift, Boyertown; Farron Hakanson, Shickshinny; Joshua William Halbfoerster, Bath; Sarah Elizabeth Halter, Warriors Mark; Nicholas Hitcho, Allentown; Ali Hussain, Harrisburg; Kirk J. Jeffreys, Danville; Boenell Kline, Milton.; Leonid Kukuyev, Dingmans Ferry; Amanda M. Lacerte, Philadelphia; Devyn Adrian Lesher, Sunbury.

Rachel Livingston, Tyler Hill; Lacy Marbaker, Montrose; Matthew Michael Mattesini, Riverside; Paige Michener, Telford; David G. Perez, Danville; Zachary Rhoden, Forty Fort; Christopher Wyatt Rosengrant, Zion Grove; Jesse N. Rothweiler, Mount Joy; Jaimee Saemann, Glenmoore; David V. Strawn, Easton; Christopher Daniel Sullivan, Dingmans Ferry; Eric Thompson, Hatfield; Benjamin G. Tice, Berwick; Nicole Christine Updegrove, Carson City, Nev.; ASM Tuhin, Bangladesh. Shana Wagner, Milroy; and Steve M. Zosh, Millville.

Also, through the Geisinger Health System, BU student Julio Azahel Valencia-Velez, Lewistown.

Bucknell University

Rajasri Alaparthi, Danville; Daniel Beyh, Groton, Mass.; Daisy Bourne, Verona, N.J.; Rachel Brekovsky, Fairport, N.Y.; Abu E. Chowdhury, Lansdale; Darien Levi Craft, Coal Township; Gregory Peter Danchik, Avondale; Devon DelVecchio, Mansfield, Mass.; Jackie Eppinger, Crofton, Md.; Stephanie Gonthier, Sutton, Mass.; Christina Gonzalez, York; Michaela LaPatin, Barnegat, N.J.; Trey Lauletta, Exton; Derek Maurer, Piscataway, N.J.; Seamus McLaughlin, Bethlehem, Conn.; Chuqiao Ren, Beijing, China; Julia Resnikoff, Colts Neck, N.J.; Greta Savickaite, Stony Point, N.Y.; Elizabeth J. Seidell, Goldens Bridge, N.Y.; Reilly Sonstrom, Briston, Conn.; Henry Stann, Agoura Hills, Calif.; Rennie Tankersley, Parkton, Md.; and Jonathan Walls, Danville.

Also Heather Bothwell, Bronxville, N.Y.; Eleanor Easse, Wayne, N.J., and Rebecca Procopio, Lewisburg, Bucknell students conducting research in conjunction with Geisinger Health System or Geisinger’s Autism and Developmental Medicine Institute.

Susquehanna University

Joseph Antonides, Loysville; Oliver Beale, Port Trevorton; Lauren L. Beck, Manchester, N.J.; Robert Boggs, Abington; David Colton, Glenmoore; Orvil David Grunmeier III, Abington; Dan Isenberg, Danville Emily Leboffe, Morris, N.Y.; Stephanie Schneider, Exton; Theodore C. Slechta, Lancaster; and Megan K. Wright, Winfield.

Geisinger Medical Center

Also the following researchers at Geisinger Medical Center, Geisinger’s Autism and Developmental Medicine Institute or the Weis Center for Research:

Sayeh Bozorghadad, Lauren Buckley, Matthew Challman, Brendon Juengst, Kevin Quindlen, Kaitryn E. Ronning, Ann Wens Silaire, Laura Diane Sprunt and Victoria Warren.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university, celebrating 175 years of excellence in 2014, serves approximately 10,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.