Instructions for Abstract Preparation
College of Arts and Sciences - Senior Week: April 16-20 - Senior Research Symposium & Luncheon: April 20 (8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.), McNeil Banquet Hall
GUIDELINES FOR SENIOR RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM
- Register online and submit abstract (email@example.com)
- Participate in pre-forum workshops (Resume Writing, Dress for Success, Presentation Skills ' Using Visuals Appropriately)
- Prepare presentation
INSTRUCTIONS FOR PREPARATION OF ABSTRACTS
**Abstracts for poster and oral presentations must be formatted as outlined below.
Failure to comply with all specifications may disqualify your entry.
- Use Microsoft Word software; font, 12-point type
- For a single author - list name of presenter; multiple authors ' list all co-authors with the name of the presenter underlined (see example below)
- List your Winston-Salem State University student classification, department, and faculty mentors.
- Center title with upper and lower case lettering in bold print.
- Single-space text; one paragraph with a maximum of 250 words; 0.5" left and right margins.
- Each abstract must include (1) research objectives(s) or thesis; (2) research methodology or critical approach; (3) a brief summary of data analysis and research conclusions or findings.
- Students must send abstracts to their faculty mentors and/or department chairs prior to submission.
- Abstracts of presenters will be published in the Senior Week program booklet.
Senior, Molecular Biology Major
Hanako Yamanaka, Keith Milner [The Pennsylvania State University, Hershey, PA]
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Donna Durham-Pierre, Department of Life Sciences
Procoagulant State of Platelets Adhered to Textured Polyurethane Biomaterials
Synthetic polymers are commonly used biomaterials for blood-contacting devices. An important class of polymer that is widely used in these applications is polyurethane. This material has shown some success; however, various risks involving blood thrombus...
Junior, Business Administration Major
Sophomore, Accounting Major
Junior, Business Administration Major
Sophomore, Clinical Laboratory Science Major
Junior, Psychology Major
Junior, Molecular Biology Major
Faculty Mentor: Ms. Tika Hood, Department of English and Foreign Languages
Cultural/Study Abroad Experience in Mexico and Australia
According to the 2000 Census, 10.4 percent of the U.S. population is foreign-born. The increase in the immigrant population over the last 30 years is evident in our schools and communities, which creates opportunities and challenges...
Junior, History Education Major
Faculty Mentor: Ms. Elizabeth S. Priest, Department of English and Foreign Languages
Views of War
"War" by Luigi Pirandello and "The Man He Killed" by Thomas Hardy give insight into two very different views of war. These works show the view of the soldier fighting and killing to survive and the view of the parents fearing that their sons will not survive. The two works are similar in theme and setting, but differ in point of view. Critical approach involves analysis and interpretation of the two poems. Points of comparison for theme, setting, and point of view are organized visually. This study is a salute to all who have the courage to face war.
Howard E. Brown
Senior, Mathematics Major
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Pamela Moses-Snipes, Department of Mathematics
Pierre Simon de LaPlace
The objective of this research was to learn more about the French mathematician Pierre Simon de LaPlace and discover some of the more interesting aspects of his life. The utilization of various Internet resources and books yielded a great deal of qualitative data pertaining to LaPlace. LaPlace made contributions to the field of mathematics as well as astronomy. Some of LaPlace's discoveries were in astronomy were the areas of celestial mechanics, the orbits of the planets and the stability of the solar system. In the area of mathematics, LaPlace made contributions to the areas of differential and difference equations.
Senior Spanish/English Major
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Shirley Manigault, Department of English and Foreign Languages
Trauma to the Psyche: A Psychoanalytical Approach to Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon
This work examines the concept of self-identification in Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon. It also explores Morrison's use of the African flying myth to create a reinvented myth centered on the problems and issues of modern-day African-Americans. Critics say that the main character of Milkman achieves a sense of self in the final scene of the novel by identifying with his great grandfather. On the contrary, this work argues that he does not gain a true sense of self, but in fact loses himself and denies his family the knowledge of their family heritage. Using components of Jacques Lacan's tripartite model of the human psyche and focusing on the three different orders of imaginary, symbolic, and real, to analyze Milkman's character and examine his personal and physical development, one can determine that Milkman's sense of "self" or personal identity is not developed.