Download the Full Program with Presentation TitlesThe Saint Mary's Symposium of research and creative scholarship is Thursday, May 2, 2019. This third annual event features a full day of presentations by both faculty and students. The day starts at 9 a.m. with over 35 presentations and culminates with a senior showcase and social hour beginning at 4 p.m. To view the full listing of presentations, please download the 2019 Program.


Panel Sessions
Student Center

9 – 9:10 a.m.


Rice Commons

Laura Williamson Ambrose, associate professor of humanistic studies

9:10 – 10:00 a.m.

Keynote address

Rice Commons

"Who frames the questions? Why students' research matters."
Rebecca Stoddart, professor of psychology

10:15 – 11:30 a.m.

Global Politics and Activism

Vander Vennet

Presentations by:
Yidi Wu, assistant professor of history
Cameron Moore ’19
Sandra Úsuga, lecturer of modern languages

Forms of Knowledge

Earley Conference Rooms DEF

Presentations by: 
Phyllis Kaminski, professor of religious studies
Emily Speybroeck ’19
Katherine Wankelman ’20
Annie McHugh ’19


Into the Woods: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Nature

Rice Commons

Presentations by: 
Cassie Majetic, associate professor of biology
Aaron Moe, assistant professor of English
Margaret M. Gower, assistant professor of religious studies
Tiffany Johnson Bidler, associate professor of art

11:30 a.m. 

Break for lunch

On your own

12:45 – 2 p.m.


Vander Vennett

Presentations by:
Mary Coleman ’20
Grace Zablocki ’21
Kathryn McGowan ’19

Inclusive Campus

Earley Conference Rooms DEF

Presentations by:
Catherine Kehner ’20
Natalie Davis ’20
Madeleine Green ’20

Twenty-first-century Problems

Rice Commons

Presentations by:
Masarakufa Gumiro MS ’18, data science
Josephine Bruni ’19, Lauren Richey ’19, and Catherine Sosnowski ’19
James Rogers, lecturer of business and economics and Alissa Russell, assistant professor of psychology

2:15 – 3:30 p.m.

Systems and Metrics

Vander Vennet

Presentations by:
Zoie Clay ’19
Morgan Chichester ’20, Kathryn Hansen ’20, and Abigail Mengel ’20
Cheryl Periton, visiting assistant professor of math

Stress and Behavior

Earley Conference Rooms DEF

Presentations by:
Mary Carper ’19 and Haley Coghlan ’19
Angela Bozik ’18
Lillias Zusi ’19

Senior Showcase & Social Hour
Carol Ann Mooney Fieldhouse

4 – 5:30 p.m.


Opening remarks by Interim President Nancy Nekvasil

Poster Session

Hope Marinkovich ’19
Cara Givens '19

Paige Schurr ’19
Darby Auckland ’19

Business and Economics:
Abbi Fleming ’19, Erin Maloney ’19, Brianna Nichols ’19, and Emmalee Schulte ’19
Grace "Gracie" Burchett ’19
, Mackenzie Hamman ’19, Anna Kerper ’19, and Kaitlin King ’19

Heather DiLallo ’19
Erica Slogar ’19

Communication Studies:
Kerry Rose McDonald ’19
Anna Carpenter ’19

Communicative Sciences and Disorders:
Emily Miron ’18
Claire Conlon ’20
, Natalie Dock ’18, Jalyn Doyle ’20, Meghan Egierski ’20, Haley Mitchell ’20, Elizabeth Preister ’19, Emma Snodgrass ’20, Taylor Szabo ’20, and Sophia Wittenberg ’20

Kaylee Briggs ’19
Christina McGuire ’19

English Writing:
Molly Vogele ’19
Catherine Grady ’19

English Literature:
Elaine Albaugh ’19
Anna Byrnes ’19

Environmental Studies:
Sophia “Sophie” Johnson ’19
Ellen Johnson ’19

Gender and Women’s Studies:
Ashley Hovorka ’19
Jordan Lolmaugh ’19

Global Studies:
Ashlyn Maes ’19
Angeline Barthel ’19

Sarah Allen ’19
Megan Temple ’19

Humanistic Studies:
Jordan Cockrum ’19
Allie Johnston ’19

Mathematics and Computer Science:
Maria Escobedo ’19
Monica McGrath ’19

Modern Languages:
Riley Harber ’19
Ashley Hovorka ’19

Grace Haase ’19
Jennie Liu ’19

Nursing Science:
Madelyn Kostielney ’19, Sarah Mead ’19, and Riley Schlais ’19
Emma Vielee ’19
, Johanna Pinto ’19, Annabelle Paulson ’19,  and Meghan Baker ’19

Deirdre Cawley ’19

Sam Ayala ’19

Political Science:
Maeve McMahon ’19

Kathleen Shaffer ’19
Londy Avila ’19

Social Work:
Mary Carper ’19 and Haley Coghlan ’19
Jane Henry ’19

Mikaela Gohn ’18

Student Independent Study and Research (SISTAR) Awards

Presentations by:
Riley Harber ’19 and Dionne Bremyer, former assistant professor of English
Adele Edmonds ’19Samantha Schickel ’19, and Tracy Anderson, associate professor of nursing,
Jordan Lolmaugh ’19 and Jamie Wagman, associate professor of gender and women’s studies and history
Alicia Twisselmann '19 and Teresa Aubele-Futch, assistant professor of psychology 

Saint Mary’s College believes in the value of cultivating creative and analytical research for students and faculty alike. Learn more about research initiatives at Saint Mary’s.