Annual Academic Symposium

Third Annual Academic Symposium - April 9-10, 2014


Established in 2012, the Academic Symposium celebrates the intellectual mission of Eastern Nazarene College. Sponsored by the Provost and the Honors Scholar Program, the Academic Symposium provides opportunities for students and faculty to share their research with the entire ENC community. It has become the College’s premiere academic event.

The Provost and Honors Scholar Program
presented the third annual
Academic Symposium
April 9 and 10, 2014

Wednesday - April 9
7:00pm - Keynote Address - Ruth Cameron Auditorium
   Jesus is the Question: The Future of Christian Liberal Arts Education
   Sean Coleman - Vice President and Division Counsel at American
   International Group, Inc.
   Watch Keynote Address

Thursday - April 10
10:00am-noon - Poster Presentations - Hebrews Café

   New England Ecology in a Box
   Kathryn Pulham

   USB Charging Systems for Multispeed Bicycles
   Matthew Jayne

   The Computational Complexity of Inverse Problems Using Iterative

   Weston Jordan

   Remote-Controlled Side-View Mirrors for Improving Driving Conditions in
   Bad Weather

   Jacob Misla

   Instead of Flicking a Switch, Just Open the Door
   Michael Bechard

   An Improved Method for Fast-Paced Stats Keeping
   Joel Shaffer

   The APT Test as a Means to Improve Education through Technology
   Ryan Piesco

   The Effects of Exposure to Crime on College Academics
   Luzelina Rodriguez

   Alkoxy Perfluoroaryl Liquid Crystals via SNAr Reaction
   Nathan Hamm

   New Polymorph of Maleic Anhydride
   Casey Senechal

   Is Facebook the New Face-to-Face
   Sondra Hazelton, Sydney Michael, & Angela Valerio

   Culture and Therapy
   Lisa Clark

10:30am-noon - Symposium Talks - Session I - Ruth Cameron Auditorium

   The Germanization of the Late Roman Empire
   Kenneth White
   Watch Kenny's lecture

   Pearls, Plaid, and Polyester: American Fashion in the Twentieth Century
   Julianna MacFarland
   Watch Julianna's lecture 

   Examined Bodies and Evasive Lives: The Swaziland Leprosy Survey, 1946–

   Prof. William McCoy - History
   Watch Bill's lecture

   Ernest Hemingway: A Symbol of the Success of Emerson’s Vision
   Michael F. Doyle III
   Watch Michael's lecture

1:00-3:00pm - Symposium Talks - Session II - Ruth Cameron Auditorium

   Margaret Roper: The Woman Behind the Man For All Seasons
   Julianne Atwater
   Watch Julianne's lecture

   Jonah: His Life, Death, and Resuscitation
   Brent Daniel Neely
   Watch Brent's lecture

   I Published a Book—Say Whaaaat?
   Leah Anderson
   Watch Leah's lecture

   Examining Gender Differences in Hiring Decisions
   Dr. Nancy Ross - Psychology, Erin Stone, Madeline McDonough, Thao Vu, &
   Sarah LeGrand
   Watch the lecture

3:15-5:30pm - Symposium Talks - Session III - Ruth Cameron Auditorium

   Narrative Medicine
   Jennifer Glen

   Crypotocurrencies and Bitcoin
   Dr. Marcus Fries - Mathematics
   Watch Dr. Fries's lecture

   TEC Data Variations & Correlation with Seismic Activity over Japan
   Joe Hammerstrom
   Watch Joe's lecture

   Recent Developments in Earthquake Monitoring and Prediction
   Dr. Pierre-Richard Cornely - Physics and Engineering
   Watch Dr. Cornely's lecture

   Development of an Inline Microfluidic Electrochemical Cell to Study
   Carbon Dioxide Reduction​

   Luke Wooster
   Watch Luke's lecture

6:00-7:30pm - Symposium Banquet - President’s Dining Room
(Open to all Academic Symposium Presenters, Graduating Honors Scholar Society Students, and Invited Guests)

   Companions for Our Journey
   Professor Emeritus Lowell Hall - Chemistry
   Watch Dr. Hall's address

   Presentation of Honors Scholar Society Cords
   Dr. Timothy Wooster, Provost
   Professor Emeritus Donald Yerxa, Director, Honors Scholar Program

Photos and Schedules from Previous Academic Symposiums
Second Annual Academic Symposium - April 15-16, 2013
First Annual Academic Symposium - April 17, 2012

Joshua Hollett (12) explains his poster presentation to Micaela (Donovan, 12) Hollett at the first Academic Symposium in April of 2012.

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