Individuals

Jason Acevedo (Biology): How to be a successful bowler in the PBA tour”
Faculty Sponsor: Deby Cassill

Matilda Adamec (Biology): “PTEN1 PTEN 2 – Complex to Calculate Self Binding Energies”
Faculty Sponsor: Leon Hardy

Felix Alvelo
(Biology): “Turtle Rates of Birthing”
Faculty Sponsor: Deby Cassill

William Baldwin (Anthropology): “The New Urban Eaters“
Faculty Sponsor: Anna Dixon

Jessica Barrett (Biology): “Fruity Information on Healthy Foods”
Faculty Sponsor: Deby Cassill

Sophia Battle (Anthropology): “Neanderthal Dietary Reconstruction”
Faculty Sponsor: Anna Dixon

Ryan Berger (Anthropology): “Kava: The Intoxicating Pepper”
Faculty Sponsor: Anna Dixon

Erkanda Bilali (Biology): “DMD and Enzyme Levels”
Faculty Sponsor: Deby Cassill

Marko Bojkovic (Biology): “Which Genre of Music is the Most Popular”
Faculty Sponsor: Deby Cassill

Minh Bui (Biology): “Study of Crime Rates in Florida”
Faculty Sponsor: Deby Cassill

Gage Burdick (Biology): “Manatee Populations from 1991-2016”
Faculty Sponsor: Deby Cassill

Makenzie Burrows (Marine Science): “Genomic Variation of the
Fibropapillomatosis – Associated Turtle Herpes Virus”
Faculty Sponsor: Mya Breitbart

Kristina Carreras (Biology): “Man’s Best Friend”
Faculty Sponsor: Deby Cassill

Neal Catalano (English): “Beyond the Self: Identity and Impermanence in
Virginia Wolf’s Novels”
Faculty Sponsor:  Thomas Hallock

Melanie Chacon (Biology): “Muscular Dystrophy”
Faculty Sponsor: Deby Cassill

Neina Chapa (Biology): “Pushing Stony Coral Orbicella Faveolata to its Limits”
Faculty Sponsor: Deby Cassill

Neina Chapa (Biology): “Bleaching and Mortality of Coral Reefs in the Florida Upper Keys”
Faculty Sponsor: Deby Cassill

Amanda Chappel (Environmental Science): “Organic Carbon Burial in Coastal Wetlands”
Faculty Sponsor: Donny Smoak

Amy Cheng (Biology): “A Comparative Study of Mammary Glands to Offspring Number and Size in Various Mammals”
Faculty Sponsor: Deby Cassill

Meilai Nunez Chiang (Biology): “What Factors Affect the Time to Kill a Prey”
Faculty Sponsor: Deby Cassill

Mohammad Chowdhury (Biology): “Predatory Behavior of Snakes: King Cobra”
Faculty Sponsor: Deby Cassill

Cady Coe (Biology): “A Fire Ant’s Favorite Home”
Faculty Sponsor: Deby Cassill

Kailey Comparetto (Environmental Science): “Organic Carbon Burial Rates in an Area Transitioning from Sawgrass Marsh to Mangrove”
Faculty Sponsor: Danny Smoak

Samantha Cope (Environmental Science):  “Modeling Seagrass Distribution: A Spatial and Temporal Analysis of Prediction Error”
Faculty Sponsor:  Barnali Dixon

Lynsee Crichton (Biology): “The Biophysics of Orthodontics”
Faculty Sponsor: Leon Hardy

Nichole Cumming (Biology): “To Bridge or Not to Bridge?”
Faculty Sponsor: Leon Hardy

Andrea Day (Biology): “Top 20 MLB Player Stats for the 2015 MLB Season”
Faculty Sponsor: Deby Cassill

Kimberly DeCelle (Biology): “UFC Light Heavyweights’ Best”
Faculty Sponsor: Deby Cassill

Kimberly DeCelle (Biology): “Violent and Property Crimes in Our Own Backyard“
Faculty Sponsor: Deby Cassill

Jasmine DeDios (Biology): “Pollinators: Spreading Joy One Flower at a Time”
Faculty Sponsor: Deby Cassill

Alexis Diaz (Psychology): “Influence of Anxiety and Diet Restriction on Working Memory”
Faculty Sponsor: Christina Salnaitis

Heather Draskovich (Anthropology): “Ho’omālamalama: Ethnobotanical Uses of Kukui”
Faculty Sponsor: Anna Dixon

Alexandra Dubinina (Biology): “The Physics Behind the Cardiovascular System”
Faculty Sponsor: Leon Hardy

Joshua DuLongBays (Biology): “Breaking Bones Takes Force”
Faculty Sponsor: Leon Hardy

Michael Fay (Anthropology) “Culinary Exchange During Crusading Period”
Faculty Sponsor: Anna Dixon

Sara Fetter (Biology): “Holy Cow”
Faculty Sponsor: Deby Cassill

Cody Finley (Biology): “Sex Moves of the Horny Mammals”
Faculty Sponsor: Deby Cassill

Kyle Flanagan (Environmental Science): “Rethinking MPA: Integration of Terrestrial Source, Landuse, and Hydro-geology”
Faculty Sponsor: Barnali Dixon

Matt Francis (Biology): “Who Gets Cancer?”
Faculty Sponsor: Deby Cassill

Alexandra Giancola (Biology): “Fueling the Machine: Our Bodies”
Faculty Sponsor: Deby Cassill

Farah Gomaa (Biology): “Wrist Biomechanics and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome”
Faculty Sponsor: Leon Hardy

Coby Goodwin (Biology): “Who’s Your Man?”
Faculty Sponsor: Deby Cassill

Jesse Goodyear (Biology): “Envenomation of Cattlesnake Prey”
Faculty Sponsor: Deby Cassill

Hunter Hajaistron (Biology): “Can Sleep Lead to a Longer Life?”
Faculty Sponsor: Deby Cassill

Hunter Hajaistron (Biology): “Frogs Hide in Your Car”
Faculty Sponsor: Deby Cassill

William Harris (Biology): “Inefficient Fuel Efficiency”
Faculty Sponsor: Deby Cassill

Jacob Hope (Biology): “Incidence of Skin Cancer”
Faculty Sponsor: Deby Cassill

Jacob Hope (Biology): “Where the Buffalo Roam”
Faculty Sponsor: Deby Cassill

Robert Hunt (Biology): “Body Building Lizards: An Ethological Study on Brown Anoles”
Faculty Sponsor: Deby Cassill

Emmalise Hunter (Biology): “Are we getting our bucks worth in FL?”
Faculty Sponsor: Deby Cassill

Olutobi Jinadu (Biology): “Cereal and Nutritional Facts”
Faculty Sponsor: Deby Cassill

Trey Johnson (Anthropology): “Gender and Sexuality in Polynesia”
Faculty Sponsor: Anna Dixon

Rose Joseph (Biology): “Giraffe Mating: Duration of Penetration Attempts vs. Actual
Penetration”
Faculty Sponsor: Deby Cassill

Hanna Kardashian (Biology): “Quantification of Jaw Bite Forces during Bruxism”
Faculty Sponsor: Leon Hardy

Elisabeth Kittle (Biology): “Porcupine vs. Leopard: Embarrassing the Top Predator”
Faculty Sponsor: Deby Cassill

Amol Kumar (Biology): “Would you like your eggs loggerhead?“
Faculty Sponsor: Deby Cassill

Thu Le (Biology): “Medication Usage in Assisted Living Facilities”
Faculty Sponsor: Deby Cassill

Thu Le (Biology): “Coldblooded Does Not Mean Stupid”
Faculty Sponsor: Deby Cassill

Ashley Lokers (Biology): “Strength in Numbers: Lions vs. Elephants”
Faculty Sponsor: Deby Cassill

Jamie Love (Biology): “Elephants Say Goodbye to Their Brethren”
Faculty Sponsor: Deby Cassill

Christopher Marinescu (Biology): “The Potential of Soundwaves”
Faculty Sponsor: Leon Hardy

Rocio M. Martinez (Biology): “What is the Geometric Probability of Mating Success in Polar Bears, Ursus Maritimus?”
Faculty Sponsor: Deby Cassill

Miles McCabe (Biology): “Epidemic Vitamin D Deficiency in Humans“
Faculty Sponsor: Deby Cassill

Mariel Michaels (Biology): “Controlled Medication Usage”
Faculty Sponsor: Deby Cassill

Gur Mitzafon (Biology):  “Whales Migration“
Faculty Sponsor: Deby Cassill

George Mousa (Biology): “The Ultimate Hunter: Canis Lupus”
Faculty Sponsor: Deby Cassill

Benjamin Morris (Biology): “Hunting Adaptations of the Arctic Fox”
Faculty Sponsor: Deby Cassill

Isis Navarro (Anthropology): “Ethnobotanical Uses of Mushrooms in Papau
New Guinea”
Faculty Sponsor: Anna Dixon

Ryan Oltz (Biology): “A Fat Country”
Faculty Sponsor: Deby Cassill

Danika Outlaw (Biology): “Shark Biodiversity in Gulf of Mexico”
Faculty Sponsor: Deby Cassill

Anna Pallone (Biology): “Crime Rates in the Tampa Bay Area in 2012”
Faculty Sponsor: Deby Cassill

Esha Patel (Biology): “Cancer Incidence and Death”
Faculty Sponsor: Deby Cassill

Janki Patel (Biology): “Environmental Effects on Human Heartbeat During Exercise”
Faculty Sponsor: Leon Hardy

April Pellicane (Biology): “Sex By Degrees: The Glass Ceiling of STEM”
Faculty Sponsor: Deby Cassill

Jasmine Pierrenoel (Biology): “Fire in the Hole”
Faculty Sponsor: Deby Cassill

Rebecca Porzig (Psychology): “Word Identification between TBI and Normal Brain
Functioning”
Faculty Sponsor: Christina Salnaitis

Lauren Prestwood (Psychology): “Prefrontal Activation During Word Identification”
Faculty Sponsor: Christina Salnaitis

Patricia Protopapadakis (Biology): “Mental Health Awareness in Primary Care
Facilities “
Faculty Sponsor: Deby Cassill

Mario Quintana (Anthropology) “A Comparative Study of Parental Behaviors between Captive and Wild Female Orangutans”
Faculty Sponsor: Anna Dixon

Garrett Ramsey (Biology): “Real Snakes Swallow”
Faculty Sponsor: Deby Cassill

Tiffany Rhoten (Biology): “The Age of Smiles”
Faculty Sponsor: Deby Cassill

Tiffany Rhoten (Biology): “Fighting for a Mate”
Faculty Sponsor: Deby Cassill

Tess Rivenbark (Environmental Science): “Integrated GIS and Remotely Sensed Method: A Comparison of Cost and Accuracy for Sea Grass Mapping”
Faculty Sponsor:  Barnali Dixon

Christopher Rivera (Biology): “On Campus Housing Residents”
Faculty Sponsor: Deby Cassill

Katrina Rozzell (Biology): “Quarterback Throws Win Super Bowls”
Faculty Sponsor: Deby Cassill

Kyle Schlatterer (Biology): “NFL RBs”
Faculty Sponsor: Deby Cassill

Brittany Schneider (Biology): “The Pecking Order: Who’s the Top Chicken?”
Faculty Sponsor: Deby Cassill

Chris Simonson (Biology): “Why So High? An Examination of College Costs Over the Years”
Faculty Sponsor: Deby Cassill

Kayla Steiner (Biology): “Female Lions Are No Pussy”
Faculty Sponsor: Deby Cassill

Amy Swope (Biology): “Under the Knife”
Faculty Sponsor: Deby Cassill

Amy Swope (Biology): “Flex of Fight? America’s Mustangs Face Off”
Faculty Sponsor: Deby Cassill

Tom Philip Thomas (Biology): “Health Insurance: It is Catastrophic!”
Faculty Sponsor: Deby Cassill

Susan Vasquez (Biology): “Evaluating Solar Water Disinfection”
Faculty Sponsor: David John

Kristen Walker (Biology): “Factors Affecting Populations Rates of Florida
Panthers”
Faculty Sponsor: Deby Cassill

Skyler Wilson (Biology): “Who’s the Real King of the Sea?”
Faculty Sponsor: Deby Cassill

Michael York (Biology): “The Most Healthy of the Unhealthy: Which Fast Food Restaurant is the Healthiest?”
Faculty Sponsor: Deby Cassill

Youssef Youssef (Biology): “Sexual Hide and Seek”
Faculty Sponsor: Deby Cassill

Kristine Zikmanis (Biology): “The Maternal Investment of Dusky and Spinner Sharks”
Faculty Sponsor: Deby Cassill

Bonnie Zwissler (Biology): “Your Best in Show”
Faculty Sponsor: Deby Cassill


Pairs

Catherine Baranowski, C.V. Vizandiou (Criminology): “Crimes that have Occurred At or Near Selected Stops”
Faculty Sponsor: William Ruefle

Yun Cho, Laura Swartz (Biology): “Kombucha and Antimicrobial Properties”
Faculty Sponsor: David John

Farah Gomaa, Jamie Love (Biology): “What Genus of Bacterial Analogs are on the Surface of the Dog’s Tongue?”
Faculty Sponsor: David John

Robert Gray, Devin Plant (Psychology): “Effect of Mediation on Creativity, Affect, and the Brain”
Faculty Sponsor: Christina Salnaitis

Mary Iannucci, Christopher Isaacs (Criminology): “Aggravated and Simple Assaults”
Faculty Sponsor: William Ruefle

Esha Patel, Travis Thorn (Biology): “Assessing the Bacterial Flora Growing on
Limulus Polyphemus”
Faculty Sponsor: David John

Groups

Felix Alvelo, Matilda Adamec, Meilai Nunez Chiang (Biology): “Molecular Look Into
Apoptosis”
Faculty Sponsor: Deby Cassill

Robert Burns, Jason Cowen, Spencer Shaw (Criminology): “Auto Theft and Carjacking in St. Petersburg “
Faculty Sponsor: William Ruefle

Evan Gladfelter, Jacob King, Andrew Kullman (Criminology): “Liquor Law Violations”
Faculty Sponsor: William Ruefle

Monica Gonzalez, William Harris, Cory Santero (Biology): “A Statistical Analysis of the USFSP Solar Parking Garage”
Faculty Sponsor: Leon Hardy

Nicole Gross, Taylor Payne, John Waters (Criminology): “Heroin and Prescription Pain
Medication Arrests”
Faculty Sponsor: William Ruefle

Nadia Islam, Elizabeth Edwards, Spencer Pope (Criminology): “Commercial and
Residential Burglaries”
Faculty Sponsor: William Ruefle

Brandi Lockard, Natalie Eggens, Parker Heffernan (Criminology): “Juvenile Arrests
in St. Petersburg Florida”
Faculty Sponsor: William Ruefle

Sheba Saji, Sara Gerges, Mirna Ghobrial, Tanja Svrdlin, Della Thankachan (Criminology): “The Immunology of a Heart Transplant “
Faculty Sponsor: Madhu Pandey

Brittney Sanicola, Megan Bixler, Sean Conahan (Criminology): “Total Murder on a Yearly Basis in St. Petersburg Between 2009-2014”
Faculty Sponsor: William Ruefle

Julia Strauss, Megan Bixler, Joan Reid (Criminology): “Community Engaged Research on Prevention of Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking”
Faculty Sponsor: Joan Reid