Hood College Students to Present Year-long Research Projects

2021 Tischer Scholars to present work virtually in annual departmental honors presentation

FREDERICK, Maryland— 21 Hood College students will present their year-long research projects this Friday during the the 2021 Christine P. Tischer Scholars Departmental Honors presentation.

The presentations will take place on April 16th from 2:30 to 4 p.m. via Zoom across seven concurrent sessions organized by each department. The virtual format is a first for this annual academic event, and serves to offer students a way to showcase their work in spite of the limitations imposed by the pandemic.

Eligible Tischer Scholars are students who have earned an overall GPA of 3.0 and a 3.5 in their major at the end of their sophomore or junior year. They are usually invited to participate in Departmental Honors work during their senior year, although some may opt to participate as juniors. The prestigious and highly selective year-long program is designed for students who wish to pursue intensive research or a special project. These students have been designated Christine P. Tischer Scholars since the 2000-01 academic year in honor of the 1965 Hood alumna who has generously supported the program.

The following students will present their research:

• Makenzie Baldwin: “Place-Based Education and its Impact on Students”

• Abigail Bloom: “Edmund as a Villain: Recognizing King Lear’s Bastard in the Context of Shakespeare’s Villains”

• Kevin Ciocco: “Residential Segregation, Socioeconomic Deprivation, and Neighborhood Homicide Victimization”

• Benjamin DeLeo: “The Division of the Catholic Church during the Spanish Civil War”

• Valentin Donchev: “Influence of Socioeconomic Factors and Gun Laws on the Frequency of Gun Violence in America: A Statewide Analysis from 2010-2018

• Kimberly Duff: “Can Elites Persuade Elites? The Effect of Partisan Elite Cues on Attitudes Towards Black Lives Matter and Environmental Policy Among State-level Democratic Committee Members”

• Jody Eccard: “Supporting Children with Adverse Childhood Experiences Within the Classroom”

• Nia English: “Western Colonization and Its Impact on Female Migrant Workers: The Study of Labor Management of Domestic Migrant Workers from Indonesia and the Philippines”

• Allyson Fachler: “Differentiated Instruction in the Elementary Classroom”

• Victoria Green: “Gifted and Talented Education: Meeting the Needs of Gifted Students in Our Educational System Today"

• Caroline Jeranek: “Preserving the Past, A Case Study: The General Greene Inn, Bucks County, Pennsylvania”

• Emily Jessee: “My Splendor is Temporary: Poems”

• Jacob Keith: “Did COVID Infect Twitter? An Analysis of Campaign Tweets in 2020”

• Samantha Kellers: “Assessment of Online Teaching in Hood College’s Department of Chemistry and Physics During the COVID-19 Pandemic

• Tailyn Kite: “English Language Learners: One Size Does Not Fit All”

• Natalie Kolosieke: “The Parenthood Penalty/Premium for Lesbian Mothers in the US”

• Erin Lafferty: “Why Early Reading Matters and Improving Outcomes for Young Children At-Risk for Reading Difficulties”

• Esther LoPresto: “Time Stealer: A Novella”

• Sarah Murphey: “Saliency of the Coronavirus and its Impact on Charitable Giving”

• Mikaili Robertson: “Relationship of COVID-19 with Performance Anxiety of Division 3 Athletes”

• ReidAnn Sever: “Determining the Thermal Sensitivity of Stage V Larvae of the Homarus americanus”

This event is free and open to the public. For registration information and links to the Zoom sessions, contact Mary Jean Hughes at hughes@hood.edu.

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