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    • Evaluative Information Literacy Rubric for AI Tools

      Caico, Marissa; Harris, Laura; O'Shea, Sarah; Mitchell, Emily (2024-06)
      As creators, consumers, and curators of information, students and scholars need to be able to assess AI research tools. The makers of these tools claim they can do everything from locating sources, to reading and explaining them, to writing new papers that synthesize these sources. These tools promise great things, but it’s not always obvious how these tools work, what data they use, and what data they gather from / about users. If we accept that students (and other writers) will use these tools, how can we help them to look behind the curtain? The Evaluative Information Literacy Rubric for AI Tools breaks down larger concepts from ACRL's Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education and asks questions of AI research tools users need to consider.
    • Natural Attenuation of Methylene Chloride in Salina Group Bedrock Groundwater

      Paige Bogart; Jon Fox (2023)
      A currently active remediation site located in Central New York was evaluated. Groundwater at the site has been affected by methylene chloride. This study aims to evaluate if there are potential natural attenuation processes (biotic or abiotic) occurring in the bedrock groundwater.
    • The Effect of Urbanization on Boldness and Neophobia in Northern Cardinals

      Fishel Connors; Talyn Faulkner; Sonia Hernandez; Daniel T. Baldassarre (2023)
      We analyzed the effects of urbanization on neophobia and boldness in rural and urban Northern Cardinals. We placed novel objects on bird feeders and quantified flight initiation distance and latency to return to the feeder. Urban birds were less neophobic and bolder, which helps us understand how urbanization affects behavior.
    • Quantifying Black Tern Feather Color Variation Using Reflectance Spectrometry

      Kristina Davis; David Shealer; Daniel Baldassarre (2023)
      Black Terns exhibit subtle color variation that is difficult to distinguish with the naked eye. I quantified plumage color with reflectance spectrometry to investigate sex differences and whether color is involved in mate choice.
    • Prevalence and Intensity of Helminth Parasites in Wild and Domestic Canids from Fecal Samples at Rice Creek Field Station

      Jordan Meeker; Andrew McElwain (2023)
      Many helminth parasites can infect members of Canidae. Fecal samples were collected from Rice Creek Field Station, prepared for examination using sediment concentration, parasite eggs were photographed, and identified based on morphology. This study compared the prevalence and intensity of helminth infections in wild and domestic canids.
    • Using MS-SQL Metadata to Create Tableau Dashboard Artifacts

      Marcella LaRocco (2023)
      This project automates the production/maintenance of data dictionaries/dataset glossaries for Tableau Dashboards at a large NY hospital system. A table schema using metadata sourced from SQL.sys tables/views, business definitions and a VB based form are used to streamline the process and produce dashboards displaying the artifacts.
    • Understanding CFH and C Protein Interactions by Surface Plasmon Resonance

      David Menzies; Julia R. Koeppe (2023)
      Complement Factor H (CFH) and complement component (C ) are proteins responsible for helping the innate immune system to respond to pathogen clearance in the body and when misregulated can lead to autoimmune disorders. CFH is considered to be a possible regulator protein in this system whereas C activation is an essential step in the system&# ;s response. Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) was used to study the interactions between the two components allowing for the binding kinetics to be observed.
    • Three Years of Monitoring Window Strikes on the SUNY Oswego Campus

      Brooke D. Goodman; Danielle M. Marichal; Talyn Faulkner; Daniel T. Baldassarre (2023)
      One billion birds die colliding with windows in the United States each year. SUNY Oswego’s place on the Atlantic flyway means a large volume of birds pass through our area, and many hit windows. Since volunteers have monitored window strikes on campus, and we present our data to date.
    • Student Perceptions of Challenges & Strengths for Success in College: Quantitative and Qualitative Responses

      Jessenia Sanger; Frank Schwantner; Emily R. Bovier (2023)
      The purpose of this study was to conduct a thematic analysis on open-ended responses from college students about their perceived strengths and challenges with regard to academics, social relationships, and independent living. Core themes, implications for success in college, and future directions as applied to neurodiverse students will be discussed.
    • Students' Reflections on Targeted Learning Outcomes

      Gabrielle Dion; Emily R. Bovier (2023)
      This study evaluated student perceptions of learning and reflection on targeted learning outcomes. Participants evaluated their classroom experiences and completed a reflection assignment that related to a “human dimension and caring� goal. Trends in students’ responses and relationships to assessments of engagement will be discussed.
    • Better Help, Mental Health (BHM) - VR-based Mental Healthcare Application (for the international college students to overcome their mental problems)

      Bahareh Nejati; Ganesh Rajavelu Balasubramanian; Sampada Tambulkar; Fatemehalsadat Shojaei; Jolanda Tromp (2023)
      A mental healthcare app for international students, based on virtual reality, offers customized aid through mood tracking, meditation, language options, experts, and community pages. Despite the challenges of technology, language barriers, stigma, and privacy concerns, the app aims to offer interactive and accessible mental health support.
    • Emergency AR

      Dr. Jolanda Tromp; Kranthi Kumar Erra; Binura Silva; Sukrit Kaur; Gerael Boulingui (2023)
      Our team developed an AR-based fire training app prototype to allow users to learn fire training to practice their skills and enhance their preparedness. This will reduce the costs of live-fire exercises and allow users to train more frequently.
    • Investigating the Variation of Amino Acid Content of Male and Female Fingerprints Over Time Using Multiple Comparison Analysis

      Matthew Seyse; Shokouh Haddadi (2023)
      The chemical composition of fingerprints, amino acids for example, have been of forensic interest because latent fingerprints by themselves may not always lead to a suspect. In this study multiple comparison analysis is used to investigate variations of amino acid contents in fingerprints of male and female subjects over time.
    • Visual Memory Recall

      Juliana Betancourt; Theo Rhodes (2023)
      This study examines visual memory recall by testing the capacity to recall visual information from complex scenes. Individuals may have different patterns of recall based on how they are prompted to recall (visual or textual). The findings of the study might have applications in teaching, design, and advertising.
    • Pathogen Avoidance and Warm Temperatures

      Esha Sharma; Laura Oakes; Adam Fay (2023)
      Motivations to avoid pathogens are associated with a variety of social cognitive effects, including prejudice toward some stigmatized groups. Temperature has also been implicated in social cognitive processes relating to inclusion and exclusion. This study is investigating the interactive effects of pathogen avoidance and temperature on prejudice toward overweight individuals.
    • "SWSS" - Student Wellness Screening Service

      Jaewoong Lee; Binura Silva; Salvatore Sperrazza; Mohammad Hammad; Jacob Keel; Pezhman Raeisian Parvari (2023)
      The proposed screening service for college students will evaluate conditions such as depression and anxiety privately, with a less intimidating interface to encourage student engagement. Peer healthcare professionals will offer support and suggest how to contact the university's mental health services.
    • Male and Female Testosterone Levels in Blood, Saliva, Hair, and Nails

      Hana Cheng; Gillian Tenbergen; Kestutis G. Bendinskas (2023)
      Our overarching goal is to determine the relationship between sexual behavior and testosterone levels. Blood, hair, nails, and saliva testosterone concentrations were measured in males and females. A literature search for similar research and Spearman’s coefficients for the associations between testosterone levels in different matrixes will be reported.
    • Investigations of Cu(I)-Centered Photosensitizers

      Tyler Ziobro; Thomas Brown (2023)
      Four coordinate, monometallic copper (I) complexes often emit light upon excitation with ultraviolet radiation. The photon emitted by a complex is affected by sterics and electronic properties of the ligands involved in charge transfer. This presentation highlights the design, synthesis and characterization of a small library of these metal-centered photosensitizers.
    • Monitoring Danaus plexippus populations in Oswego County for the presence of Ophryocystis elektroscirrha

      Stephanie Dickert; Isabelle Keefe; Karen R. Sime (2023)
      Recent Danaus plexippus (monarch butterfly) population decline is attributed to Ophryocystis elektroscirrha (O.E.), a protozoan parasite that impacts pupal development transmitted during larval stages and carried by adult butterflies. We sampled adult Monarch butterflies as well as reared caterpillars to evaluate the prevalence and infection rate of O.E. in .
    • Understanding the structural basis of small molecule inhibitors of M. tuberculosis DosS

      Raviya Careem; Eaindra Yee; Murphi Williams; Ambika Bhagi-Damodaran; Kestas Bendinskas (2023)
      GAF-A protein was expressed and purified and then crystallized to obtain ligand bound crystals using hanging drop crystallization.