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Nearly 200 Years—Learn More About Norwich

Wednesday, December 5: Todd Multipurpose Room, Kreitzberg Library

4-5 p.m.

NU Idea Innovation Challenge

Students are invited to participate in this fast-paced exercise in problem-solving! Participating students form diverse teams, and are challenged to think creatively, design solutions to a themed challenge, and pitch their work to a panel of judges—all in under an hour. Members of the top team receive an Amazon gift card prize and invitations to the Students to Scholars welcome reception, where they will receive official recognition. Come with a team or on your own and play to win!


Thursday, December 6: North Instruction Room, Kreitzberg Library

9:30-10:30 a.m. and 11-12 p.m. (two sessions)

Paid to Think: Undergraduate Research Opportunities at Norwich and Beyond

Join members of the Undergraduate Research Committee and Undergraduate Research Student Ambassadors for an informal discussion and question-and-answer session about grant and fellowship opportunities at Norwich and beyond. We will focus on preparing proposals for summer research fellowships, but will also introduce other opportunities for students interested in pursuing independent and mentored undergraduate research projects. Prospective applicants and faculty interested in becoming mentors are encouraged to attend these interactive sessions.

12:15-1 p.m.

Human Rights Research

Students in Professor Rowly Brucken’s Global Human Rights course will discuss the process of their research on human rights issues, including the trials and tribulations of finding evidence, organizing the information, and beginning to write. Attendees of all disciplines will benefit from hearing about their experiences in this interactive session.

Panelists: Dylan O’Brien, Chris Schwenck, Amber Reichart

1:30-3 p.m.

Dog River Conservancy Research Showcase

Join faculty and student researchers for a showcase of all the Dog River Conservancy work underway at Norwich University. This will be set up as a poster session and exhibit area where research teams will be available to discuss their work with attendees. Join us for this interdisciplinary and interactive showcase of research in progress!

4:30-6 p.m.

Welcome Reception, Sullivan Museum Rotunda


Friday, December 7: Todd Multipurpose Room, Kreitzberg Library

9-9:50 a.m.

Jared Duhaime (Computer Science)
The Effects of iPads on Students’ Grades in Mathematics Courses

Julia Koron (Psychology & Chemistry)
Cadets and Caffeine: The Effects of Stimulants on the Sleep Cycle

Nirmal Tamang (Civil Engineering)
Electric Public Transportation: A pathway to clear air and better health

10-10:50 a.m.

Olivia Bloom (Neuroscience)
How do concussions affect the rapid decision-making process, and at what stage of damage can it be deemed treatable by using a basic-function brain test?

Shawnae Evans (Neuroscience)
The Effects of Target Delivery of a Drug to Dopamine Receptors in the Brain to Improve Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease

Lauren Graham (Environmental Science)
Optimal Culvert Design to Reduce Stream Disturbance

11-11:50 a.m.

Ethan Danielson (English & Psychology)
Breaking Down our Struggle for Happiness: Is it in our Control?

Alastair Huntley (Studies in War & Peace)
Solely a Symbol? The American Flag at Military and Civilian Institutions

Emma Parizo (Environmental Science)
River Runoff Pollution versus Farm Runoff Pollution

12-12:50 p.m.

Alex Arvizo (History)
Sweeping Dirt Under the Matador’s Cape: The Impact of the Amnesty Law of 1977 in uniting or dividing Spain and the impact on the general public in the immediate five years

Kaylan Duncan (Business Management & International Business)
Environmental Security Analysis of Corporate Infrastructure within Saudi Arabia

Mallory Dutil (Environmental Science & Chemistry)
Water Scarcity: An Insecurity Catalyst

1-1:50 p.m.

Jenna Flint (Health Sciences)
A Case Study on the Clinical Manifestation of a Rare De Novo Genetic Deletion on Chromosome 19

Emma Bunker (Mechanical Engineering)
Phospholipase-C (PLC) a Factor in Alzheimer’s Disease

Thaddeus J. Booth Trudo (Studies in War & Peace)
Norwich University’s Forgotten Civil War Veterans

2-2:50 p.m.

Tyler Elliott (Civil Engineering)
Environmental Impacts of Plastic Roads

Liz Gregory (Neuroscience) and Morgan Woods (Psychology)
Eye-tracking Applications for Mobile Concussion Diagnoses using Virtual Reality Technology

Hannah Mendez Rockwood (Environmental Science & Psychology)
Discarded Opiates: Making our Environment and People Sick

3-3:50 p.m.

Emmanuel Adu (Civil Engineering)
The Impact of Socialized Education, Healthcare and Subsidized Agriculture on Ghana’s Economy

Luke Chang (Environmental Science)
How to Make People Aware that Rising Sea Level is Damaging our Coastlines

Spencer Duhamel (English)
“Algorithm”: Who is the Financial Benefactor of Art Created by Machines?