Upstate Regional Undergraduate Research Conference


 The Third Annual Upstate New York
Undergraduate Research Conference

held at

St. Lawrence University


September 21, 2013

Siena College students presented their summer independent/mentored research at the Third Annual Upstate New York Undergraduate Research Conference hosted by St. Lawrence University.


The following Siena College Students presented their research: 

Presenters:  Brian P. David and Kerri E. Cody

Faculty Supervisor: Thomas Hughes, Ph.D., Chemistry Department

Title:   “Synthesis of Shape-Persistant Phenylene Ethynylene Macrocycles and Precursors of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes”


Presenter: Michael P. Duffy 

Faculty Supervisor:  Douglas Lonnstrom, Ph.D., Quantitative Business Analysis Department

Title:  “A Statistical Approach to Gun Control in the United States” 


Presenters:  Aaron M. Hebert and Jesus E. Vijay   

Faculty Supervisor: Rachel Sterne-Marr, Ph.D., Biology Department

Title:   “Cell Signaling and Regulation of the Alpha 2A Adrenergic Receptor”


Presenters:  Nadia Mansouri and Omowunmi E. Oluwo

Faculty Supervisor: Erin Kolonko, Ph.D., Chemistry Department

Title: “Kinetic Investigation of the Histone Methyltransferase PRDM2”


Presenter:  Gili Rusak (High School Scholar), 11th Grade -Shaker High School/Siena College   

Faculty Supervisor:  Darren Lim, Ph.D., Computer Science Department

Title:  “Codester: An Android App for Teaching Computer Science”


Presenter:  Nicholas R. Stark

Faculty Supervisor:  Raj Devasagayam, Ph.D., Marketing Department

Title:  “Preparatory Inspection of Consumer Self-Handicapping in Purchase Decisions”