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Showcasing Clark Students’ Work

Since 2000, Clark students have had the opportunity to showcase their summer research and projects in an annual event called Fall Fest. This year’s event had a new twist and a new name: Winter Fest.

The campus-wide event was held virtually on Feb. 5 via Moodle.

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Posters and Presentations

Student presenting project at fair

Effective Education, First-Generation Friendly? A Study of Participation of First-Generation Students Actively Presenting a Capstone Project

Andy Acevedo ’23, Josiah Begor ’23, Justin Kan ’23, Charlie Trey-Masters ’23
Academic Program: Psychology
Sponsor: Professor Nancy Budwig

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Science student using pipet

Showcasing Student Work : The Impact of Selected Major on Real-World Presentation Opportunities

Sophie Alienello ’23, Megan Hill ’23, Anjo Nagallo ’23, Eason Liu ’23
Academic Program: Psychology
Sponsor: Professor Nancy Budwig

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Young men posing on basketball court

PeacePlayers International

Sarah Berube ’21
Funding: ClarkCONNECT Summer Internship Award
Academic Program: Marketing
Sponsor: Professor Lawrence Norman

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World War 2 ambulance

AFS International (Summer Internship)

Keve Bonilla Gross ’21
Funding: Barth Scholarship
Sponsor: Michelle Flint, Career Connections Center

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Baskets full of eggplant

Food Sovereignty in Worcester: Community Perspectives and Visions

Emily Braddock ’22
Funding: ClarkCONNECT Summer Internship Award
Academic Program: International Development and Social Change
Sponsors: Michelle Flint, Career Connections Center; Michelle Sayles, A new Earth conversation); and Professor Morgan Ruelle

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American citizens at voting ballot

Issues Facing Inactive Voters in Nevada and Georgia

Emma Clark ’22
Academic Program: Political Science
Sponsor: David Quiroa, Deputy Political Director for U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern and alumni sponsor through ClarkCONNECT

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Worcester Art Museum

Relating Art and the Community: A Summer at the Worcester Art Museum

Sky Deitch ’23
Funding: ClarkCONNECT Summer Internship Award
Academic Program: Media, Culture, and the Arts
Sponsor: Michelle Flint, Career Connections Center

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Three-machine learning and land change

Three Machine-Learning Algorithms Produce Various Allocations of Extrapolated Land Change

Allison Dubick ’21
Academic Program: Geography
Sponsor: Professor Robert Gilmore Pontius Jr.

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Jewish comic book hero

The Evolution of the Jewish Comic Book Hero

Becca Feldman ’23
Academic Program: Sociology
Sponsor: Professor Shelly Tenenbaum

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Main IDEA artwork

Creating Opportunity for Youth’s Artistic Expression with Main IDEA

Amelia Green ’22
Funding: ClarkCONNECT Summer Internship Award
Sponsor: Michelle Flint, Career Connections Center

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Adolescent Indian boy with visual impairment

Experiences of Indian Emerging Adults with Visual Impairment

Anisha Hassan ’21
Funding: LEEP Fellowship
Academic Program: Psychology
Sponsor: Deeya Mitra, doctoral student

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Man sitting in room depressed

The Utilization and Experiences of Safe Places for Black Transgender Individuals and Students

Janiah Lambert ’21
In collaboration with graduate student Tabitha Powell
Academic Program: Psychology
Sponsor: Professor Nicole Overstreet

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TeamTrees graphic

How YouTubers Participate in a Social Media Campaign: A Culture-Based Analysis of #TeamTrees

Cat Mai ’22
Funding: LEEP Fellowship
Academic Program: Data Science
Sponsor: Professor Shuo Niu

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Elderly woman holding a candle

Coping with Collective Violence: Coping Strategies of Female-Identifying Holocaust Victims

Kat Miele ’21
Academic Program: Psychology
Sponsor: Professor Johanna Vollhardt

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Cell-penetrating peptides

Cyclic Cell-Penetrating Peptides: Mechanisms and Synthesis

Chi Nguyen ’21
Funding: Donald J. Nelson Research Fellowship
Academic Program: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Sponsor: Professor Arundhati Nag

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Group of four Jewish women

Jewish Women’s Diversity Around the Globe

Caelin Olson ’21, Yonah Harris ’23, Claire Hagerty ’22
Academic Program: Jewish Studies
Sponsor: Professor Shelly Tenenbaum

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Student presenting project at Clark University Academic Spree Day

Looking at Gender Differences in Capstone Project Presentation

Lily Palmer ’23, Talia Harlow ’23, Sarah Whalen ’23, Erin Curtis ’23, Simi Stark ’23, Allison Staples ’23, Erin Lally ’23
Academic Program: Psychology
Sponsor: Professor Nancy Budwig

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Three spined stickleback fish

Evolution of Morphological Plasticity with Respect to an Invasive Predator

Isabella Reichel ’21
In collaboration with graduate student Dale Stevens
Academic Program: Biology
Sponsor: Professor Kaitlyn Mathis

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Hispin cotton rat

Seed Preferences of Native Seed Predators in Southwestern Arizona

Bailey Ross ’21, Emily Maynard ’21, Christina Kopacz ’21
In collaboration with graduate student Christina Kopacz
Funding: Steinbrecher Fellowship (Ross), LEEP Fellowship (Maynard)
Academic Program: Biology
Sponsor: Professor Kaitlyn Mathis

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Child reaching hand out

Restorative Justice as a Tool for Change in Confronting Sexual Violence on College Campuses

Ellie Safran ’21
In collaboration with graduate student Gia Davis
Academic Program: Psychology
Sponsor: Professor Nicole Overstreet

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Massachusetts State House

Interning with Massachusetts State Rep. David LeBoeuf

Sam Segal ’21
Funding: ClarkCONNECT Summer Internship Award
Academic Program: Political Science
Sponsor: David Brenerman ’73, president, Brenerman Public Policy Consulting

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Downtown Allentown, PA

ClarkCONNECT Summer Internship Discussion

Morgan Small ’22
Academic Program: Political Science
Sponsor: Michelle Flint, Career Connections Center

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Student collecting water sample at Walden Pond

Steinbrecher Fellowship 2020: Investigating Environmental Nutrients and Gene Abundance Dynamics in Cyanophage

Kayleigh Watson ’20
Funding: Steinbrecher Fellowship
Academic Program: Biology
Sponsor: Professor Nathan Ahlgren

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Young child typing on laptop

Project CODY

Jamie Yeo ’22
Funding: LEEP Fellowship
Academic Program: Computer Science
Sponsor: Professor Li Han

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Soccer player with foot on top of soccer ball

Predicting Soccer Matches Through Machine Learning

Evan Young ’21
Academic Program: Computer Science
Sponsor: Professor Kenneth Basye

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Additional Winter Fest Participants

Empower Yoga Project: Movement and Mindfulness as a Remedy for Trauma
Melanie Adams ’22
Funding: LEEP Fellowship
Academic Program: Psychology
Sponsor: Professor Esteban Cardemil

#StayHome #WithMe Investigating How YouTubers Help Deal with COVID-19 Loneliness
Ava Bartolome ’22, Cat Mai ’22, Ha Nguyen ’23
Academic Program: Data Science
Sponsor: Professor Shuo Niu

Project CODY
Violet Blue ’22
Funding: LEEP Fellowship
Academic Program: Computer Science
Sponsor: Professor Katerine Bielaczyc

Sustainable Farming Internship – Community Harvest Project
Brian Brennan ’22
Funding: Goulandris Scholarship
Academic Program: International Development and Social Change
Sponsor: Professor Jude Fernando

Incorporation Methods of Cyclic Cell Penetrating Peptides for Drug Delivery
Jue Chen ’21
Funding: Maurine H. Milburn Summer Research Fellowship
Academic Program: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Sponsor: Professor Arundhati Nag

Timing of Intimate Events and Their Effects on Relationship Satisfaction: A Brief Literature Review
Eric Cobert ’21
In collaboration with graduate student Lizzy Isaacson
Academic Program: Psychology
Sponsor: Professor James Córdova

Scanning Tunneling Microscope Analysis Of Lithium Purple Bronze
Liam Cusick ’23
Academic Program: Physics
Sponsor: Professor Michael Boyer

Nonprofit Grant Writing: A Summer at Fund 17 in New Orleans, Louisiana
Eleanor Eaton ’20
Funding: Barth Internship Award
Academic Program: Geography
Sponsor: Michelle Flint, Career Connections Center

Synthesis of HLaSrNb2.67Ni0.33O10 through Multistep Molten Salt, Salt Flux, and Exchange Processes
Colin Farrington ’21
Funding: Frederick M. and Alice Murdock Research Fund
Academic Program: Chemistry
Sponsor: Professor Luis Smith

The Upcycled Mentality
Lilah Feitner ’22
Funding: LEEP Fellowship
Academic Program: Media, Culture, and the Arts
Sponsor: Professor Elli Crocker

Measuring Impact of Federal Reserve Press Releases on Treasury Yields Using Machine Learning
Archit Goyal ’22
Academic Program: Computer Science
Sponsor: Professor Kenneth Basye

Clark University’s Climate Action Plan and Resiliency Planning
Adeline Hebert ’23, Kathryn Jeffreys ’23
Funding: LEEP Fellowship
Academic Program: International Development and Social Change
Sponsors: Jenny Isler and Professor Jude Fernando

Perceptions, Realities of Racism in the U.S. Classroom
Ashley Hebert ’21
In collaboration with graduate student Noah Hoch
Academic Program: Psychology
Sponsor: Professor Amy Heberle

Reconstructing Charge Density Wave State Domains in 1T-TaS2
James Huber ’21
Academic Program: Physics
Sponsor: Professor Michael Boyer

Creating and Attempting Neutrality: Politics and Race in Three Christian Prison Ministries
Morgan Hylton ’21
Funding: Steinbrecher Fellowship
Academic Program: Sociology
Sponsor: Professor Professor Jack Delehanty

Virtual Lessons, Victorious Students: Online Education and Artistic Expression for Refugee Families
Brett Iarrobino ’21
Funding: LEEP Fellowship
Academic Program: Education
Sponsor: Professor Jie Park

Worcester Center for Crafts Internship
G Jurcic ’22
Funding: ClarkCONNECT Summer Internship Award
Academic Program: Studio Art
Sponsor: Michelle Flint, Career Connections Center

Transit in Worcester Reimagined
Garren Kalter ’21
Funding: Lois and Robert Green UDSC Fellowship
Academic Program: Urban Development and Social Change
Sponsors: Professors Deborah Martin and Ramón Borges-Méndez

EmpowHER Summer Internship 2020
Eesha Kashif ’21
Funding: ClarkCONNECT Summer Internship Award
Academic Program: Management
Sponsor: Michelle Flint, Career Connections Center

Using AI to Determine Channelization
Isaac Khor ’21
Funding: Albert C. Erickson ’30 Summer Research Award
Academic Program: Computer Science
Sponsor: Professor Arshad Kudrolli

Biophysical Modeling of Evolving Oscillatory Networks
Jacob Kolodney ’21
Academic Program: Physics
Sponsor: Professor Ranjan Mukhopadhyay

Internship at the World Neurology Foundation
Emery Letendre ’23
Funding: Barth Scholarship
Academic Program: International Development and Social Change
Sponsor: Michelle Flint, Career Connections Center

Effects of Dance at the Biochemical Level
Ivana Lopez Nieves ’22
Funding: Steinbrecher Fellowship
Academic Program: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Sponsor: Professor Charles Jakobsche

Main IDEA Summer Internship: Teaching Drama Over Zoom!
Will McKeon ’22
Funding: ClarkCONNECT Internship Award
Sponsor: Michelle Flint, Career Connections Center

Preservation Worcester Internship
Nicholas Mellis ’21
Funding: Lois and Robert Green UDSC Fellowship
Academic Program: Urban Development and Social Change
Sponsor: Professor Ramón Borges-Méndez

Gender Oppression in Sandinismo and Resistance Strategies of Women Activists in Nicaragua
Viena Murillo ’21
Academic Program: Psychology
Sponsor: Professor Johanna Vollhardt

Religious Sensemaking & Coping: A Qualitative Analysis on Rural Women in Chiapas, Mexico
Viena Murillo ’21
In collaboration with graduate student Sarah Hartman
Academic Program: Psychology
Sponsor: Professor Esteban Cardemil

Investigating the Rate of Dopamine Oxidation by Newly Synthesized Copper-Peptide Complexes to Understand the Neurodegenerative Process of Parkinson’s Disease
Ngoc Kim Nguyen ’22
Funding: The Lise Anne and Leo E. Beavers II Fellowship
Academic Program: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Sponsor: Professor Arundhati Nag

The Nexus of Infrastructure and Small-Scale Mining in Peru
Soleil Osgood ’21
Academic Program: International Development and Social Change
Sponsor: Professor Denise Humphreys Bebbington

Perceiving Etymology: Impact of Word Origin on Stereotype Formation
Luke Pound ’22
Funding: LEEP Fellowship
Academic Program: Psychology
Sponsor: Professor Andrew Stewart

Creating My Own Competency Framework for Facilitated Dialogue
Alexis Restum ’22
Funding: ClarkCONNECT Summer Internship
Academic Program: Political Science
Sponsor: Professor Michael Butler

Regional Environmental Council: Urban Agriculture and Leadership Development Summer Youth Program
Tamar Rubin-Calvert ’22, Aliza Nussbaum Cohen ’22
Academic Program: Barth Foundation and ClarkCONNECT

The Case File of Albert D.J. Cashier: Notes from a Queer Archive
Audrey Salmons ’23
Funding: Steinbrecher Fellowship
Academic Program: English
Sponsor: Professor Mandy Gutmann-Gonzalez

Heat Variability in Relation to Tree Planting in Fall River, Chelsea, and Holyoke
William Sanders ’21, Anna Massinger ’22, Valeria Chavez ’21, Alvaro Esparza Galen Oettel ’21
In collaboration with graduate students Nicholas Geron and Marc Healy
Funding: HERO Fellowship
Academic Program: Geography
Sponsor: Professor John Rogan

Overcoming the COVID-19 Outbreak as a Product Management Intern in the Travel Industry
Suryanka Thapa ’21
Funding: ClarkCONNECT Internship Award
Academic Program: Management
Sponsor: Michelle Flint, Career Connections Center

A Summer with the Upstander Project: Bringing Indigenous History to Classrooms
Samantha Whittle ’21
Funding: The Doris Tager Summer Stipend
Academic Program: Holocaust and Genocide Studies
Sponsor: Professor Shelly Tenenbaum