9 – 9:45 a.m. — Concurrent Sessions A
ScienceFest (Session A)
9 a.m., Wiley Hall Auditorium (2nd floor)
Ancient Egyptian Fractions in a Modern ContextSean Collier
- The Effects of Aging and Exercise of the Equus caballus Measured through Lactate Levels
- Epithelial Mucosal Swabbing of Frogs (Ranidae) as an Indicator of Bovine Fecal Coliform Contamination of Aquatic Habitats in Southwest Virginia
- Morphological, Ecological, and Genetic Variation in the Phlox glaberrima - P. carolina Complex
Jordan W. Bennett
Honors Showcase (Session A)
9 a.m., McGlothlin - Street Hall (MS) 102
- All Our Teams: The Geography of SEC Fandom and Southern Identity
- Determining NBA Success in 140 characters or less
- The True Efficacy of Antipsychotic Medication
- Developmental Influences on the Relationship among Objective and Projective Measures of Children's Psychological Functioning
Exploring the Underground Railroad through Literature (Session A)
9 a.m., Calliopean Room, Byars hall
Students in this senior seminar have prepared focused presentations based on original research in a seminar devoted to the exploration of the interactions of fiction and nonfiction about the Underground Railroad.
- “Delivering Savages to the Light”: The Female White Savior in Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad and Barbara Kingsolver’s The Poisonwood Bible
Ellie HoggThe purpose of this research is to explore the power dynamics of religion and gender within the white savior complex. Using both textual analysis of fiction as well as historical interpretation, I discuss the efforts of white Christian women to become embody the white saviors archetype. Specifically, I utilize Colson Whitehead’s Underground Railroad and Barbara Kingsolver’s The Poisonwood Bible as primary sources to demonstrate the complexity of the white-savior dynamic when examined through a feminist lens.
- At the Crossroads: An Examination of Freedom in Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad
Mary Margaret BundyFrom the beginning of American education, students are taught about what the nation as a whole embodies. This paper explores freedom as one of those ideals. To some, freedom means being able to own property and express American nationalism. To others, freedom means simply owning themselves. The research illustrates how these two sides of freedom surrounding the Underground Railroad drive Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad.
- “Slave Identity” and Double Consciousness: How Christianity Negatively Reflects Black and White Characters in Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad
The purpose of this research is to analyze double consciousness caused by Christianity in the American south in Colson Whitehead’s novel The Underground Railroad and how the lack of identity negatively affects both white and black individuals involved with slavery. Because of this overwhelming lack of self identity of people involved with slavery, we can use historical texts, such as slave narratives collected from William Still, to see a fuller effect of Christianity on these individuals.
Bonner Scholar Capstone Presentations
9 a.m., Byars Hall 027
Sponsored by the Appalachian Center for Civic Life
Chelsea Delapp, Chris Blankenship, Chris Brooks, Laken Brooks, Marquise Coleman, Ebone Everett, Bridgette Floyd, Allie Hooper, Asja Jenkins, Adeline Kamaliza, Brittiany Mills, Julie Meadows, Desmond Perry, Brandon Self, William Spencer, Kennady Thomason, Breana Wallen, Jesse Wright, Helen Hurtado & Madison Garrett
Emory Abroad: Students Share the Joys, Challenges & Benefits of International Education
Sponsored by Emory & Henry International Education
Jessica Myer, Sara Foster, Emily Jones, Casey Heinlein & Jake Caudill
All Day, Byars HALL first floor atrium
Students in Math 120 this semester researched and prepared posters exploring the work of modern mathematicians. Posters will be on display throughout the day.
Zoe Adamson, Alexandra Delby, Jasmine Elkins, Wagitci Gear, Robert Gentry, Camille Gray, Elise Harvey, Rachel Hubble, Adam Jarvis, James Jiggetts, Melody Lipford, Olivia Martus, Ronald Miller & Emily Morris