WVAS Annual Meeting Information

95th Annual Meeting Program:

Please download the Program for the 95th Annual Meeting at THIS LINK.

95th Annual Meeting Poster Presentations:

The titles, URLs, and corresponding author e-mail addresses for this year's poster presentations are listed below. Links open in a new tab; if you experience difficulties, you may need to deactivate your browser's pop-up blocker.

Poster # 1 Nicolas Null, Tyler Kibler & Elizabeth Lowe, West Virginia University Institute of Technology, Beckley, WV 25801. Using machine learning to predict classes of astronomical data.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3T-3EFF0tjU

nan0004@mix.wvu.edu

Poster # 2 Logan Hays, Dalton McGeeney & Sara Sawyer, Glenville State College, Glenville, WV 26351. Temperature-induced alteration of the extracellular matrix in the tropical sea anemone, Exaiptasia pallida.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyItJPoUfCQ

hays.logans@gsc.glenville.edu

Poster # 3 John Barber & Raymond Holsapple, West Liberty University, West Liberty, WV 26074. Using neural networks for molecular energy regression.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRS1MW-K7JQ

jtbarber@westliberty.edu

Poster # 4 Jacob Boone & Weidong Liao, Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV 25443. A face mask and body temperature detection system using Raspberry Pi.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCStvdQMfE0

jboone02@rams.shepherd.edu

Poster # 5 Caitlin de Vries, West Liberty University, West Liberty, WV 26074. Water quality monitoring for the Central Appalachian Coalfields Crayfish.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRe1RcVoKIw

cndevries@westliberty.edu

Poster # 6 Erin Allison & Zachary Loughman, West Liberty University, West Liberty, WV 26074. Human dimensions of crayfish conservation in Appalachian coalfields.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rA7iF4e3NCw

eballison@westliberty.edu

Poster # 7 Haley Miller, West Liberty University, West Liberty, WV 26074. Trophic partitioning of Cambarus carinirostris, Cambarus robustus, and Faxonius obscurus in Kings Creek, WV by stable isotope analysis.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ig2lcpbVgUg

hemiller@westliberty.edu

Poster # 8 Carly Cunningham, West Liberty University, West Liberty, WV 26074. Using ecological parameters to determine valuable monitoring sites for Cambarus callainus in eastern Kentucky, southwestern Virginia, and southwestern West Virginia.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSYpNS9bPLM

clcunningham@westliberty.edu

Poster # 9 Katie Scott & Zachary Loughman, West Liberty University, West Liberty, WV 26074. Specific microhabitat utilization and resource partitioning of the federally protected species of crayfish (Decapoda: Cambaridae) Cambarus callainus and the sympatric Cambarid species Cambarus hatfieldi.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HU7qWCh9shA

rkscott@westliberty.edu

Poster # 10 Zachary Dillard & Zachary Loughman, West Liberty University, West Liberty, WV 26074. Big Sandy Crayfish (Cambarus callainus) habitat affinity in proximity to bridges and assessed via radio telemetry.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjbGayRTH3k

zwdillard@westliberty.edu

Poster # 11 James Krochmal, West Liberty University, West Liberty, WV 26074. Genetic and morphological consequences of inter-haplogroup hybridization in Faxonius virilis.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQE4F2AAHfE

Jkrochmal@westliberty.edu

Poster # 12 Kaine Diehl, West Liberty University, West Liberty, WV 26074. A behavioral study of Lacunicambarus thomai in a field setting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSnxvzCUHCc

kmdiehl@westliberty.edu

Poster # 13 Addie Shanor, Zachary Loughman & Nicole Garrison, West Liberty University, West Liberty, WV 26074. Genetic haplotype mapping of the Allegheny Crayfish (Faxonius obscurus).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRr1qsxnnYA

arshanor@westliberty.edu

Poster # 14 Mitchel Loughman, West Liberty University, West Liberty, WV 26074. Life history of the Rock Crayfish (Cambarus carinirostris).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8aZmscxsLk

mloughman@westliberty.edu

Poster # 15 Taylor Whitson, West Liberty University, West Liberty, WV 26074. The presence and impacts of pollutants on central Appalachian crayfishes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvAbfFKLO-0

twhitson@westliberty.edu

Poster # 16 Natalia Omelchenko-Comer, Heather Kalb, Louella Cohen, Carley Digiacinto, Emily Giordano, Deeann Greene, Sierra Robinson, Dora Wallace, Brylee Henderson, Audrianna Taylor & Payton Knicely, West Virginia Northern Community College, Wheeling, WV 26003. Comparison of heart rates measured in supine, prone, and sitting positions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ig2mcu8OxNc

stemwvncc53@gmail.com

Poster # 17 Andrea Dwiggins & Holly Racine, West Liberty University, West Liberty, WV 26074. Establishing a model for studying the effects of maternal hyperthyroidism in utero.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYDW1rgBItI

adwiggins@westliberty.edu

Poster # 18 Richard Tandoh, Jordan Smith &James Walters, Bluefield State College, Bluefield, WV 24701. Comparing the BMI of Zebrafish fed on a normal diet versus a high fat diet.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5GrDTbcPLA

tandoh_r@live.bluefieldstate.edu

Poster # 19 Natalia Omelchenko-Comer, Heather Kalb, Louella Cohen, Carley Digiacinto, Emily Giordano, Deeann Greene, Sierra Robinson, Dora Wallace, Brylee Henderson, Payton Knicely & Audrianna Taylor, West Virginia Northern Community College, Wheeling, WV 26003. Age of the subjects alone does not determine the maximal heart rate or the heart rate recovery after exercise.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORvmCl3_yPg

stemwvncc53@gmail.com

Poster # 20 Elizabeth Walters, Gabriella Hubbard, Paula Sáez Ráez, Thomas Schmieta & James Walters, Bluefield State College, Bluefield, WV 24701. Transcriptome response of genes mitigating reactive oxygen species in Zebrafish (Danio rerio) larvae during dietary lipid absorption.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VE3zmTyXUZM

efrancis@bluefieldstate.edu

Poster # 21 Gavin Lilly & Tesfaye Belay, Bluefield State College, Bluefield, WV 24701. Characterizing bone marrow-derived monocytes in a stressed β2 adrenergic receptor knockout male mice during Chlamydia muridarum lung infection.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xjxGUK4NcQ

gavinlilly180@yahoo.com

Poster # 22 Brian Crutchley & Qing Wang, Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV 25443. Software developed to facilitate calibration of tumor growth models.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFbtGF9OTvQ

bcrutc01@rams.shepherd.edu

Poster # 23 Katey Burner & Qing Wang, Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV 25443. Effects of a radiation therapy on tumor growth: analysis in comparison to experimental data.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7L9eyScJLy0

KBURNE03@rams.shepherd.edu

Poster # 24 Heidi Reichert & Qing Wang, Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV 25443. Effects of an anti-CTLA-4 antibody therapy on metastatic melanoma.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_qIBeVlArw

hreich01@rams.shepherd.edu

Poster # 25 Jean-Emmanuel Kouadio & Qing Wang, Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV 25443. A combinatorial anti-CTLA antibody and radiation therapy on metastatic lung cancer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1H37jOo_MtE

JKOUAD01@rams.shepherd.edu

Poster # 26 Jordan Gibson, Siena McGovern, Emily Young & Deanna Schmitt, West Liberty University, West Liberty, WV 26074. Stability of resazurin in solution and in bacterial growth media.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XCESMekpAc

scmcgovern@westliberty.edu, jfgibson@westliberty.edu

Poster # 27 Autumn Dodson, Emily Young & Deanna Schmitt, West Liberty University, West Liberty, WV 26074. Resazomycins alter outer membrane protein expression in Francisella tularensis resulting in increased antibiotic susceptibility.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_k0IPgYwpo

agdodson@westliberty.edu

Poster # 28 Jada Voellinger & Joseph Horzempa, West Liberty University, West Liberty, WV 26074. Validation of the antimicrobial activity of Nymphaea odorata extract.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZ07YNFuTrQ

jmvoellinger@westliberty.edu

Poster # 29 Jasmine Lafferty, Aida Jimenez Esquilin & Desiree Evans, University of Charleston, Charleston, WV 25304. Microbiome associated with the haustorium of Epifagus virginiana.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuUfOOjSpV8

jasminelafferty@ucwv.edu

Poster # 30 David Hayes & Laura Robertson, Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV 25443. Antibacterial activity in wild fungi collected in Jefferson County, West Virginia.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rC-G8B2lIyo

Dhayes04@rams.shepherd.edu

Poster # 31 Alexis Swan, Courtney Rosser, Cory Newman, Debra Hull & John Hull, Bethany College, Bethany, WV 26032. Trigger words referencing sexuality: a gender gap?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-0zhbPccxY

aswan@bethanywv.edu
Jhull@bethanywv.edu

Poster # 32 McKayla Martin, Katelyn Huck, Christien Williams, Debra Hull & John Hull, Bethany College, Bethany, WV 26032. Trigger words and the politics of polarization.

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Poster # 33 Yasmeene Henderson, Geanna Samol, Terron Crowder, Ioannis Bakodimos, Debra Hull & John Hull, Bethany College, Bethany, WV 26032. What do we hear and say? Trigger words and race.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1vdKYr4fJs

YHenderson@bethanywv.edu

Poster # 34 Kaitlynne Seminsky, Madison Nicolella, Clay Yingling, Megan McDonald, Debra Hull & John Hull, Bethany College, Bethany, WV 26032. Pandemic, trigger words, and the classroom

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Poster # 35 Gabby Broski, Alyssa Pettry, Kiersten Lowdermilk, Katie Conley, Amber Meadows & Kristy Henson, Fairmont State University, Fairmont, WV 26554. Effects of personalized peer tutoring with students that are under-represented and/or in STEM fields.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BscfKLOd2xU

gbroski2@students.fairmontstate.edu

Poster # 36 Natalia Omelchenko-Comer, Christopher Corbin & Scott Montgomery, West Virginia Northern Community College, Wheeling, WV 26003. WVNCC innovative technology use benefits physiology instructions during Covid-19 pandemic.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfETBpGCjYs

Nomelchenko@wvncc.edu

Poster # 37 Brian Ringhiser & Zachary Loughman, West Liberty University, West Liberty, WV 26074. Preliminary analysis of morphometric data for an ongoing autecological study of the Northern Watersnake, Nerodia sipedon sipedon, in a West Virginia stream.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2g7S3UnEwRg

bcringhiser@westliberty.edu

Poster # 38 Kathryn Anglin-Irwin & Young Kim, Bluefield State College, Bluefield, WV 24701. Comparison of aerobic digestion and oxidation ditch wastewater treatment systems.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BR9_im_Sgxo

Irwin_km@live.bluefieldstate.edu

Poster # 39 Wilson McNeil & Leslie Hopkinson, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506. The application of WEAP in water quantity demand modeling of population centers along the Monongahela River.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcLmP7SastU

whm0005@mix.wvu.edu

Poster # 40 Michelle Williams & Zachary Loughman, Dept. of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, West Liberty University, West Liberty, WV, 26074, and Lori Torrini, Spirit Keeper Equine Sanctuary, Colorado Springs CO, 80864. Target training in juvenile False Water Cobras (Hydrodynastes gigas).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DuSLP11LfM

mlwilliams@westliberty.edu

Poster # 41 Sydney Ozersky & Zachary Loughman, West Liberty University, West Liberty, WV 26074. Transfer of Cryptosporidium oocysts from feeder rodents to neonate snakes and its impact on parasite identification methods used by zoological institutions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtKvCtDImS0

saozersky@westliberty.edu

Poster # 42 Kaitlyn Taylor, Justin Sanclemente, Nicole Garrison & Zachary Loughman, West Liberty University, West Liberty, WV 26074. Analysis of Chelodina mccordi from the Audubon Zoo, New Orleans.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhPW_d1qI0c

kmtaylor2@westliberty.edu jsanclemente@westliberty.edu

Abstract #8 (originally in the oral session) Catherine Morris & Mark Watson, University of Charleston, Charleston, WV 25304. Impacts of Microstegium vimineum invasion on central West Virginia native plants.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIq3BeRMu-o

catgracem@gmail.com

 

 

Upcoming Meeting:

UPDATE (01 JANUARY 2021) - The 95th annual West Virginia Academy of Science meeting will be hosted ONLINE by the West Virginia Academy of Sciences Executive Committee on Sat. April 10, 2021, from 9:00am until 5:00pm.

Registration and abstract submission are now open for the West Virginia Academy of Science 2021 meeting. Our meeting will be held Saturday, April 10th, virtually. At least one of the authors of a presentation must be a WVAS member in good standing at the time of the conference. All attendees need to register for the conference.

 

Abstract Submission Instructions:

To submit an abstract for the annual meeting, please follow these instructions. The deadline for abstract submission is March 12, 2021.

 

Annual Meeting Registration:

1) Fill out the meeting registration form and email it to WVAS Treasurer: charles.puckett@southernwv.edu

2) Submit fee payment via PayPal below (credit cards accepted):

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Future Meetings

The 96th Annual Meeting of WVAS will be held at Fairmont State University in Spring 2022.