The Undergraduate Publications collection includes a selection of papers and presentations by Sacred Heart University students. Papers below may also be found under Undergraduate Publications within the various academic departments in this depository.

Undergraduate Research at SHU

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Posters/papers from 2021

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The Need For Transparency in Diet Programs and their Marketing Campaigns, Anna Martinelli

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A Critically Appraised Topic: Comparing Cognitive Dissonance and Healthy Weight Interventions in the Prevention of Eating Disorders in At-Risk Female Collegiate Athletes, Rachel Martin

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Matching Colors, Anthony Matos

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The Unethical Practices Behind Dog Breeding, Sarah Maybruck

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Environmentalism and Social Impact of the Green Marketing Strategy, Alexa McConnell

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Will the Peace Plan Bring Peace to Afghanistan? A look at the History of Nation and State Building in Afghanistan by the United States and review of the 2020 Afghanistan Peace Plan, Kenneth McDougal

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Unfiltered Filter of Body Image in Fashion, Kara McLean

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How the History of Law Enforcement Can Help Guide the Future of Community Policing, Matteo Menta

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Sexism in the Sports World, Daniela Miceli

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The Secularization of Marriage and its Effect on the Separation of Church and State: A Legal Analysis of the Influences of Christianity on Moral Law, Isabella Michelucci

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Solitary Confinement in The United States of America, Jeremy Miller

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The Effectiveness of a Shoulder Strengthening Program to Reduce the Prevalence of Shoulder Pain in Wheelchair Basketball Athletes: A Critically Appraised Topic, Jeremy Miller

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Mexican Narcotrafficking and its Effects, Nicholas Molden

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Air Midi, Mario Montuori

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Morse Code Transmitter, Mario Montuori

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Using the NamUs Database to Investigate Trends in Missing Persons Cases, Jenna Morales

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How Phytoplankton and Zooplankton Effect Growth Rates of Duncanopsammia axifuga Corals, Aidan Murphy and Patrick O’Donnell

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Women Wearing the Pants; A History & Analysis of Women’s Pants, Paige Murphy

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An Inquiry on Happiness, Danielle Musumeci

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Defining the Sociological and Psychological Terms of Systemic Racism, and Exploring the Neurobiological root of Racism, Anh Nguyen

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Language vs. Behavior: The Greater Impact on Social Skills in Children with Autism, Claire O'Connor

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The Compass Game, Michael OHara

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The Necessity and Legitimacy of Pope Francis' Complete Ban of the Death Penalty, Helen Payton

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Mental Health Disparities in the United States are Unethical, Adrianna Perugini

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The Need for Mental Healthcare Equality in the United States, Adrianna Perugini

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Transgender Inclusion in Sports, Florentia Petrides

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Jack in the Box, Jenna Pfister

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The Effects of Standardized Testing on Students, Cristina Pietromonaco

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How Literary Study Advances Belonging: The Prevalence of Colorism Through Alice Walker’s “Everyday Use”, Alexis Pinzon

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A Multidisciplinary Analysis of the Efficacy of Physical Therapy Intervention on Traumatic Brain Injuries and the Ethical Considerations, Kayla Praino

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The Motivation for Movement, Abigail Radwanski

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Social Media and its Effects on Society, Gabrielle Reina

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The Benefits Behind Equine Assisted Therapy, Sierrah Rich

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Brewing Battle over Venice Beach Homeless Crisis, Erin Rondi

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The Impact of the Food Marketing Industry, Francis Rossi

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Workplace Wellness, Olivia Sangiovanni and Isabella Montecalvo

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Tick-borne Encephalitis Survey and Phylogenetic Study of Powassan Virus in Fairfield County, Connecticut, Amber Santorelli, Alana Fumo, Isabella Michelucci, and Anna Carney

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The Efficacy and Ethical Issues of ADHD Medication in Young Children, Isabela Scaglione

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Homebrew 6502 micro computer, Shea Sinclair

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Effects of Social Media on Millennials Mental Health, Brianna Sloup

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Pollution by Fast Fashion, Caroline Sordello

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The Negative Effects of Technology on Children, Elizabeth Spadafino

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The Influence and Effect of Music on Exercise, Kendall Stewart

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The Positive Effect of Social Media on Social Justice Movements in America, Maeve St. Onge

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Impractical Expectations in Discharge Planning: Empowerment Theory and Strengths Perspective Informed Discharge Trainings Impact on Low Socioeconomic Status Patients’ Recovery, Kathleen Sullivan

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A Call for Adequate Compensation for NCAA Student-Athletes, Saptak Talwar

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The Importance of Anticoagulant Therapy Education, Jennifer Teixeira

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Fostering Self-Efficacy in the Classroom, Christine Thorp

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The Benefits of Early Head Start, Grace Triquet

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How Literary Study Advances Belonging: Modern-Day Fantasy: The Progressive Role of the Active Female, Elizabeth Turello

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Modern-Day Fantasy: The Progressive Role of the Active Female, Elizabeth Turello

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Solar Tracker, Jeppe Urup Mogensen

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3D Printed Multiplication Table, Alexis Utz

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Infertility and the Ethics of In Vitro Fertilization, Morgan A. Voulo

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The Catholic Intellectual Tradition’s Riposte to Nihilism, Ed Walsh

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Stereotypes in Women’s Sports and their Psychological Effects, Jennifer Wartel

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Anxiety Disorders: The Change Over Time and Their Effect on College Students Today, Sara Webel

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An Analysis of Animal Testing in Beauty Products and Its Ethicality, Erin White

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Yes, Physician Assisted Suicide is Ethical, Nicole Wilson

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Play Therapy in Children with Trauma, Cassidy Woods

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Music Therapy as a Treatment for Pediatric Surgical Patients, Meghan Young

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Coronavirus Repercussions on the Welfare of Employees, Samantha Young

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Effect of Mentorship on New Graduate Nurses’ Assertive Communication: An Evidence Review, Erin Zuck

Posters/papers from 2020

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The Domino Effect!, Benjamin Agyemang

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Effects of Bisphenol-A or Testosterone treatment during adolescence on memory and weight gain in gonadectomized male rats, Adrianne G. Alfonso, Olivia F. Downey, Emma Devanny, Caroline E. Loiodice, and Sean W. Mefford

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Gestural Communication in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Anastasia Apotsos, Sarah Haze, and Erica Allocca

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Capitalism and New Age, Michael Araujo

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Why Genetic Testing Should be Mandated, Jennifer Bailey

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Looking Through the Eyes of Student Athletes, Rachel Bamford

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The Relationship of Social Media and Mental Health Among College Students, Olivia Banks

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Modern Technology's Effect on One of the World's Oldest Games, Nathaniel Barone

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Views of Undocumented Immigrants As Shaped by the Media, Maya Benyaacov

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The Impact of Disruptive Innovation on Therapeutic Communication in the Healthcare Setting, Kaylee Boegel

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Weights of Linear Codes and their Dual, Lauren Bolcar

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Women Athletes Battling Bias in the Media, Caroline Bolletino

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Bottlenose Dolphin Calf Social Development Over the First Two Years of Life, Madison Bradley

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A Comparative Test of Creative Thinking in Bottlenose Dolphins and Preschool Children, Madison Bradley, Iva Barun, Kylie Cardinali, Tia Deleo, Nicole Malatestinic, Nikole Rudis, Cassandra Zoetjes, Heather Hill, Kathleen Dudzinksi, Teri Bolton, Deirdre Yeater, and Dawn Melzer

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A Rare Case of Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus After Photodynamic Therapy, Madison Bradley, Sonal Muzumdar, Neda Shahriari, Marti J. Rothe, and Madina Falcone

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The Effects of Alcohol Consumption on Executive Function Performance in College Students, Gabrielle L. Branciforti

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How Contemporary Anti-Semitism Is Influenced by Historical Precedent and Psychological Processes, Kaeleigh Brislin

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India Cross-Cultural Experience, Nicole Bruzik, Shorabh Das, Madison Keenan, Kendall Kreager, Christina Magliocco, Sonia Morales, Michael Nietupski, Christian Rodriguez, Gavin Thurlow, and Stavros Xanthacos

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Artificial Intelligence: Implications, Issues, and Balance in Today’s Society, Mackenzie Bures

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Adapting to the Change, Jordan Carlucci

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Native Pollinator Bombus Impatiens (Apidae) Prefers Non-native Flower Resources in Isolated Foraging Preferences Assays, Anna Carney, Victoria Jordan, and Lexi Edwards

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Old Games on New Computers, Jonathan Carpenter

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Newborn Jaundice, Emily Casey

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Next-Generation Sequencing: Genomic Profiling Leads to the Advancement of Personalized Cancer Care, Stephanie Castagliuolo

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Influence of Reach Direction During Performance of the Upper Quarter Y-Balance Test in Collegiate Softball Players, Katelyn Christian

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Quantum Computing: A Mathematical Analysis of Shor's Algorithm, Stephen S. Clarke

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Treat Time!, Dylan Cole

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A Comparison of Work Ethic Between Generation X and Generation Y, Emma Costello

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The Effect Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy on Perceived Quality of Life in Patients with Post-Concussion Syndrome: A Critically Appraised Topic, Kirsten Cunha

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Don’t Let Your Vacation Ruin the Destination, Jessica Curcio

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Health, Exercise, and Their Motivations, Victoria Dabek

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The Butterfly Effect, Francesco D'acounto

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Steps of Creation, Ian Dale

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Inclusion: Academic Vs. Social Success, Kaeli DeCesare

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Cavendish on God, Victoria Delphia

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The Ethical Dilemmas Behind the 2008 Global Financial Crisis, Elisa DeSousa

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Therapy Dogs as a Wellness Incentive for Stress Management on a College Campus, Jordan Devlin, Brenden Berger, and Vanessa Vizcarrondo