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Student Research and Creative Work Symposium

The Student Research and Creative Work Symposium at St. John Fisher College brings together and celebrates our community of student scholars in a campus-wide, cross-disciplinary event.

Featuring over 250 students who will present work completed in more than 20 academic disciplines.

The Symposium supports the recognition of all forms of research and modes of dissemination and promotes conversations across Schools, disciplines, and departments enriching the intellectual vitality of our campus.

Over 950 student presentations have been held as part of the Student Research and Creative Work Symposium since it began in 2017.

Our 2021 virtual event was held April 28 - May 2, 2021 using the Symposium platform by ForagerOne and live Zoom sessions for student talks. We enjoyed over 135 presentations from 150 students through posters, videos, and live talks. Congratulations student presenters!

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Student Research Projects at Fisher

A sampling of student projects presented at the Student Research and Creative Work Symposium on April 26, 2019:

  • The Games of Longevity
  • The Science of Food
  • Human Powered Smoothie Bike
  • Systems Modeling
  • Cities and Social Life
  • Playing with pathogens:  Making science accessible to the public through blogs
  • The Helping Professions in Action
  • Interactive Media Senior Projects
  • EuroSim: Understanding the European Union through experiential learning
  • Drug delivery technologies
  • Seeds of Success to Achieve Resiliency in Children
  • A Sense of Place, a selection of nature writing essays.
  • Ethics and the Titanic
  • Nietzsche and Populism
  • Student Photography Contest
  • Investigation of mechanism of action of BPA through insulin-like peptides in Drosophila melanogaster
  • Quality of Life and Cancer Costs
  • Targeting the MEP pathway through enzymatic in vitro testing
  • Adderall: A Growing Problem
  • The Opioid Epidemic: Heroin Tapering
  • Optimization of lipid production in C. reinhardtii for biodiesel synthesis
  • MeRIT Project: Preliminary analysis of the impact of secondary prophylaxis on Clostridium difficile recurrence in the SICU
  • Recent Strategies in Spray Drying for the Enhanced Bioavailability of Poorly Water-Soluble Drugs
  • Protest, Patriotism and Civil Rights: 1968 Olympics and Colin Kaepernick
  • Picture this: A snapshot on social media use and body image in college students.
  • Summer at Rochester Historical Society
  • Trauma Sensitive Lesson Planning for the ELA Classroom
  • The Engine of the Future, Ion Thruster Efficiency
  • Effectiveness of Peppermint Oil on Human and Plant Pathogenic Bacteria
  • Distinguishing Resource Selection from Heavy-Tailed Dispersal in Spatial Epidemic Models
  • Consumer Credit and You
  • Assessment of Adult Diabetes Management in a Small Rural Clinic in Roatan, Honduras
  • The effects of Malate Dehydrogenase in longevity of life in calorically restricted Saccharomyces cerevisiae
  • Synthesis and electrochemical dimerization of ionic liquids to be potentially used in lithium ion batteries
  • Improving Burmese and Nepali Refugee Health Literacy about Community Pharmacy and Providing Academic Detailing and a Free Counseling Aid to Community Pharmacies
  • Rome~ing: Photography in Italy
  • Change in the incidence of increased blood pressure in patients in Pune, India
  • Investigation into the Type VI Secretion System in Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Acinetobacter baylyi
  • Investigating the anti-viral activity of Kalanchoe daigremontiana extract against influenza A virus
  • Fabrication and Characterization of Oral Dissolving Films for Tuberculosis Drug Delivery
  • Photographic and Industrial Dyes as a Potential Source of Biologically Active Molecules
  • Phenotype of loss of function Par-1 mutations in C. elegans
  • Encouraging Intrinsic Motivation to Promote Student Success
  • Comparison and risk assessment of neonicotinoid insecticide accumulation in honey bees (Apis mellifera) across urban, suburban, and rural apiaries
  • Inferential and Sensitivity Studies of the Baseball Wins Against Replacement Metric