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Academic Convivium


Opening Remarks, CEO Kim Hogan

Oral Presentations, 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

  • 9–9:10 a.m.: Christian Bystrek, “Effects of Fast Food on on Sleep and General Health” Supporting Faculty: Jill Flannigan
  • 9:15–9:25 a.m.: Discrete Math Class, “Solving the Rubik’s Cube” Supporting Faculty: Kegan Samuel
  • 9:30–9:40 a.m.: Clarissa Rivera, “The Hidden Price for a Functioning Society” Supporting Faculty: Terry McNulty
  • 9:40–9:50 a.m.: Evan Giza, “My Experience as a Legislative Intern” Supporting Faculty: Tad Lincoln
  • 9:55–10:05 a.m.: Nick Jayathilake, “Quantum Computing Application with Java” Supporting Faculty: Lin Lin
  • 10:10–10:20 a.m.: Victorious Murphy-Prue, “My First Adventure” Supporting Faculty: Lin Lin
  • 10:20–10:35 a.m.: Mac Abbott, “The Effect of Large Language Models on the Supply of Computer Science Labor” Supporting Faculty:Tad Lincoln
  • 10:40–10:50 a.m.: Nick Jayathilake, “Sustainability and Quatum Computation” Supporting Faculty: Tad Lincoln
  • 10:55–11:05 a.m.: Lena Stefano (Naugatuck Valley Community College), “Relationship of Living Situation During COVID-19 and how it Impacts Stress” Supporting Faculty: Kim O’Donnell
  • 11:10–11:20 a.m.: Christina Paternostro, “Glorification of Serial Killers in Media: Morbid Curiosity and the Negative Mental Health Impacts of Glorification on Society” Supporting Faculty: Andy Levy
  • 11:20–11:30 a.m.: Zakary Robichaud, “The Truth of Stem Cells” Supporting Faculty: Andy Levy
  • 11:35–11:45 a.m.: Serenity LaChance, Javen Levesque, Emily Sorrentino, “Academic Barriers Among Community College Students” Supporting Faculty: Andy Levy
  • 11:50 a.m.–12 p.m.: Katelyn Parrott, “Interdependence: The Mind Body Solution” Supporting Faculty: Terry McNulty

Lunch & Poster Session, 12–12:45 p.m.

Naugatuck Valley Community College

    • Attachment Styles as Predictors of COVID-19 Related Stress and COVID19 Preventive Behavior
      Natasha Cruz
      Supporting Faculty: Kim O’Donnell
    • C-Reactive Proteins as an Indicator for Alzheimer’s Disease
      Kassidy Schiavi
      Supporting Faculty: Kim O’Donnell
    • Factors in Single Motherhood that Contribute to Sexual and Romantic Anxiety
      Melanie Mercado
      Supporting Faculty: Kim O’Donnell
    • Is Black Authors’ Success in Publishing Only a Short-Lived Response During Black Cultural Events or Highly-Publicized Racist Attacks in the U.S.?
      Thelma Owoicho
      Supporting Faculty: Kim O’Donnell

Middlesex Community College

    • Access to Healthcare Services
      Brenda Bent
      Supporting Faculty: Jill Flanigan
    • Sleep and its Interrelationship Between Feeling Isolated and General Health
      Rohini Patil
      Supporting Faculty: Jill Flanigan
    • Religion vs. Mental Health: Are Belief Systems a Coping Method Against Depression and Suicide?
      Brianna Fromosky
      Supporting Faculty: Jill Flanigan

Oral Presentations, 12:45—4 p.m.

  • 12:45–12:55 p.m.: Nathan Botting, “How History is the Personal Interpretation of the Past” Supporting Faculty: Andy Levy
  • 1–1:10 p.m.: Venishia Nakandala, “Climate Change, Climate Anxiety, and How to Deal with It” Supporting Faculty: Andy Levy
  • 1:15–1:25 p.m.: Aleia Hayes, “Is Some Time Spent Being Active Better than Nothing? How Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior Prevent Heart Disease and Cancer” Supporting Faculty: Andy Levy
  • 1:30–1:40 p.m.: Olivia Merlini, “Anxiety in Dogs: Prevalence, Causes, Triggers, Effects, and Treatments” Supporting Faculty: Andy Levy
  • 1:40–1:50 p.m.: Veronica Himes, “Childhood Trauma and Treatment” Supporting Faculty: Andy Levy
  • 1:55–2:05 p.m.: Rufaida Khan, “Conformity: A Force to Reckon With” Supporting Faculty: Andy Levy
  • 2:10–2:20 p.m.: Katherine Tocto Quituisaca, “The Influence of Gender Roles & Stereotypes on Society” Supporting Faculty: Andy Levy
  • 2:25–2:35 p.m.: Kaitlin Hall, “A Closer Look at Scientology” Supporting Faculty: Andy Levy
  • 2:40–2:50 p.m.: Sunshine Ottochian, Kayla Parmelee, Katelyn Parrott, “The Impact of Sports Fandom on Health and Health Behaviors” Supporting Faculty: Andy Levy
  • 2:50–3 p.m.: Samantha Height, Ephraim Mosher, Naylah Valentin, “Misconceptions Surrounding Psychotherapy by Demographic at Middlesex Community College” Supporting Faculty: Andy Levy
  • 3:05–3:20 p.m. Devon Madore, “Biohacking: Medical vs. Unethical” Supporting Faculty: Terry McNulty
  • 3:25–3:40 p.m.: Luna Bijleveld, Ephraim Mosher, Connor O’Malley, Katelyn Parrott, “Middlesex: The Early Years” Supporting Faculty: Victor Triay
  • 3:45–3:55 p.m.: Robin Leet, “A New Lease on Life at 23” Supporting Faculty: Adam Floridia


Apr 28 2023


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