Capstone Presentations

The Capstone is one of the core components of INDS. It is akin to a senior thesis, however it takes into account the interdisciplinary and integrative approach that may be taken by the variety of different concentrations that our students choose to focus on.

Please click on the capstone title to view a YouTube video of the presentation.
      

Spring 2013

Monday, May 6  (on the seventh floor of the Albin O. Kuhn Library, 767)

1:00   Miriam Lee

How have stereotypes of the Muslim Diaspora evolved post 9/11?

B.A. INDS: Criminal Justice and Counter-Terrorism

Devin Hagerty, Political Science

Nicole Cousin-Gossett, Sociology

Carrie Sauter, Interdisciplinary Studies

 

1:15   Dylan Cook

Examining the Relationship between State-Based Health Insurance Exchanges and Health Care Non-Profits

B.S. INDS: Social Perspectives on Health Care

   Mary Stuart, Health Administration and Policy Program

Michael Nolin, Hilltop Institute

Steven McAlpine, Interdisciplinary Studies

 

1:30   Asif Majid

Othering at Play: The Magic of Empathy

B.A. INDS: Global Peace Building and Conflict Management

Brigid Starkey, Political Science

Joby Taylor, Shriver Center

Steven McAlpine, Interdisciplinary Studies

 

2:00   Danielle Yoncha

Taking an Interdisciplinary Approach to Environmental Science Education

B.A. INDS: Environmental Science Education

David Lansing, Geography and Environmental Systems

Vickie Williams, Education

Steven Caruso, Biological Sciences

Carrie Sauter, Interdisciplinary Studies

Steven McAlpine, Interdisciplinary Studies

 

2:15   Sandra Currie

Conventional Medicine vs. Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Type II Diabetes

B.S. INDS: Integrative Health

Stephen Miller, Biology

Robin Majeski, Erickson School

Steven McAlpine, Interdisciplinary Studies


2:30    Jamie Fowler

The connection between the Soviet Union's invasion of Afghanistan and the 9/11 attacks: What did the U.S. miss along the way?

B.A. INDS: National Security Studies

Devin Hagerty, Political Science

Meredith Oyen, History

Carrie Sauter, Interdisciplinary Studies


Tuesday, May 7  (on the seventh floor of the AO Kuhn Library, 767)

1:00   Chris-Anne Correa

Are higher levels of fitness (measured using VO2max) associated with better performance on tests of cognitive function in older adults?

B.S. INDS: Statistical Neuropsychology

Shari Waldstein, Psychology

Sarah Leupen, Biological Sciences

Carrie Sauter, Interdisciplinary Studies

 

1:15   Bernardine Frazer

Aging In State Prisons

B.S. INDS: Global and Sociocultural Issues in Health Care

Steven Caruso, Biological Sciences

Michael Nolin, Hilltop Institute

Carrie Sauter, Interdisciplinary Studies

 

1:30   Miriam Noelle Meiser

Framing the Brain: The Neuroscience of Spiritual Experience

B.A. INDS: Missionary Medicine and Perspectives on Healing

Robert Rubenstein, Sociology and Anthropology

Richard Wilson, Philosophy

Steven McAlpine, Interdisciplinary Studies

 

2:00   Jason Allinder

Biopsychosocial Aspects of Ulnar Collateral Ligament Tears in Baseball Players

BA INDS: Biopsychological Aspects of Sports Injuries

 Steven Caruso, Biological Sciences

 Karen Freiberg, Psychology

 Steven McAlpine, Interdisciplinary Studies

 

2:15   Phillip Ko

Analysis of the Occupy Movement

B.A. INDS: Social Change: Photography and Journalism

Christopher Corbett, English

Steven H. Silberg, Visual Arts

Steven McAlpine, Interdisciplinary Studies


Wednesday May 8th (in ITE 456)

1:00   Eliana NessAiver

R2*-relaxation based phenotypes for assessment of cerebral inflammation in patients with schizophrenia

B.S. INDS: Medical Imaging

Lynn Sparling, Physics

Dr. Peter Kochunov, Maryland Psychiatric Research Center

Carrie Sauter, Interdisciplinary Studies

 

1:15   Nicole Pitkanen

Rehabilitation for a Total Knee Replacement

B.A. INDS: Approaches in Therapeutic Physical Functioning

Robin Majeski, The Erickson School of Aging Studies

Colleen Hosler, Sociology

Carrie Sauter, Interdisciplinary Studies

 

1:30   Adam Gerber

The Integration of the Biological and Psychological Manifestations of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

B.S. INDS: Neuropsychology

Rachel Brewster, Biological Sciences

Zoe Warwick, Psychology

Steven McAlpine, Interdisciplinary Studies

 

2:00   Eunhyuk Joseph Kim

What effects and impacts do various methods of social entrepreneurship have on reducing human trafficking in India?

B.A. INDS: Social Entrepreneurship

Jeffrey David, Political Science

David Hoffman, Office of Student Life

Steven McAlpine, Interdisciplinary Studies


2:15   Nicole Kazi

Accountability of NGOs in Haiti

B.A. INDS: Political and Cultural Aspects of International Development

Anne Brodsky, Psychology

Stanley McCray, Modern Languages, Linguistics and Intercultural Communication

Carrie Sauter, Interdisciplinary Studies

 

2:30   Donna Huynh

Communication of Autism Diagnosis to Families

B.A. INDS: Pediatric Health

Adia Garrett, Psychology

Colleen Hosler, Sociology

Carrie Sauter, Interdisciplinary Studies

 

2:45   Albert Marshall

Copyright Infringement in Relation to Digital Webcomics

B.A. INDS: Public Policy and Media Arts

Cynthia Hody, Political Science

Julie Oakes, History

Steven McAlpine, Interdisciplinary Studies


Below are past Capstone Presentations - check them out to see what some our recent graduates have done in their tenure at UMBC as an INDS scholar!

Fall 2012 Capstone Presentations:

December 3  & 4, Albin O. Kuhn Library 767

Monday, December 3

1:30   Jason McCarron

“Do Ethics Matter in Leadership?”

Studies in Ethical Leadership

Richard Wilson, Philosophy

Nicholas Lennon, Director of Leadership, Education, and Development Office at George Mason University

Carrie Sauter, Interdisciplinary Studies

 

1:45   Danielle Jacek

“The Struggles to Restoration:American Child Survivors of Sex Trafficking”

Psychosocial Rehabilitation of Childhood Trauma

Adia Garrett, Psychology

Jeanne Allert, Executive Director of the Samaritan Women

Carrie Sauter, Interdisciplinary Studies

 

2:00   Rosine Ndome

“Redefining and Reconstructing Current Diabetes Management Approaches for Low Literate Hispanic Patients”

Health Literacy Promotion and Advocacy for an Immigrant Population

Joshua Okundaye, Social Work

Sara Poggio, Modern Languages, Linguistics, and Intercultural Communication

Carrie Sauter, Interdisciplinary Studies

 

2:15   Amna Aslam

“Reformed Juvenile Programs in Baltimore”

Social and Cultural Aspects of Crime

Jeffrey Davis, Political Science

James Thomas, Philosophy

Steven McAlpine, Interdisciplinary Studies


Tuesday, December 4

1:30   Lauren Leclercq

“Expressive Inspiration: A CriticalLook into How Poetry Affects Child Development”

Creative Arts for Children

Piotr Gwiazda, English

Lynnda Dahlquist, Psychology

Carrie Sauter, Interdisciplinary Studies

 

1:45   Eric Nicholson                           

“Renewable Energy and theResidential Sector”

Sustainable Practices in Management

Virginia McConnell, Economics

Patricia Sadler, Information Systems

Carrie Sauter, Interdisciplinary Studies

 

2:00  Michael Pesci

“Should Major League Baseball Expand theCurrent Instant Replay System?”

Management and Communications in the Sports Industry

Dennis Coates, Economics

Vivian Armor, Director of The Alex. Brown Center for Entrepreneurship

Carrie Sauter, Interdisciplinary Studies

 

2:15   Nicole Welkner

“US-China Cyber-Security Issues”

International Intelligence and Cyber Security: China

Cynthia Hody, Political Science

Kyung-Eun Yoon, Modern Languages, Linguistics, and Intercultural Communication

Meredith Oyen, History

Steven McAlpine, Interdisciplinary Studies


Check out the Spring 2012 Capstone Presentations!

Fall 2011 Capstone Presentations:

2:00 Avery Greene
"Individualized Privacy on the Internet"
Critical Thinking with Perspectives in Law
Richard Wilson, Philosophy
David Gleason, Office of General Counsel
Steven McAlpine, Interdisciplinary Studies

2:15 Evan Ponter
"Building a Better Concert Venue"
Music Entrepreneurship
Lisa Cella, Music
Vivian Armor, Alex. Brown Center for Entrepreneurship
Steven McAlpine, Interdisciplinary Studies

2:30 Elizabeth Arias
"Child Neglect Training for Pediatricians in Baltimore-Area Hospitals"
Pediatric Health Care
Shawn Bediako, Psychology
Michael Demidenko, Social Work
Steven McAlpine, Interdisciplinary Studies

2:45 Rosalie Hrybyk
"Creating an Effective Musical Theater Curriculum for High School Students"
Musical Theater Education 
Airi Yoshioka, Music
Vickie Williams, Education
Steven McAlpine, Interdisciplinary Studies

Spring 2011 Capstone Presentations:

Monday, May 2

2:00 Rebecca Godwin 
"The Sustainable Design and Practices of New Meadowlands Stadium and Cowboys Stadium"
Sports and Media Management
Kimberly Moffitt, American Studies
Dennis Coates, Economics
Carrie Sauter, Interdisciplinary Studies

2:15 Lauren Hartsky
"Caring Confrontations: Re-establishing Adaptive Crisis Transitions in Health Care"
Emergency Care Management
Kurt Krumperman, Emergency Health Services
Daniel Anderson, Sociology
Carrie Sauter, Interdisciplinary Studies

2:30 Dana Daniel
"The Pediatric Oncologist-Patient Interaction: Promoting a Healthy Adjustment for Children with Cancer"
Pediatric Health Care
Robin Majeski, Erickson School
Shawn Bediako, Psychology
Steven McAlpine, Interdisciplinary Studies

2:45 Alexandra Calvin
"Dramaturging The Basset Table for a Modern Audience"
Dramaturgy
Susan McCully, Theatre
Michele Osherow, English
Steven McAlpine, Interdisciplinary Studies

3:15 Donna Viola
"Life on 'Mars': Endolithic Biodiversity in a Terrestrial Analog"
Astrobiology 
Ian George, Physics
Stephen Freeland, University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy
Patricia La Noue, Interdisciplinary Studies

3:30 Joseph Schwartz
"An Interdisciplinary Analysis of Implementing Hydration Stations on Campus"
Social Sustainability
David Hoffman, Office of Student Life
Virginia McConnell, Economics
Patricia La Noue, Interdisciplinary Studies

3:45 Julia Cantwell
"Play like a Girl: An Analysis of Female Athleticism"
Visual and Cultural Analysis of Media
Jodi Kelber-Kaye, Gender and Women's Studies
Cathy Cook, Visual Arts
Lisa Vetter, Interdisciplinary Studies

Tuesday, May 3

1:00 Lisa Gunter
"An Investigation of the Status of Women and Education as Social Determinants of Health"
Health Resources Development and Management
Ilsa Lottes, Sociology
David Tarantino, The Maryland Consulting Group
Carrie Sauter, Interdisciplinary Studies

1:15 Nicholas Trapani
"The Changing Face of International Organized Crime"
Criminal Intelligence and National Security
Charles Nicholas, Computer Science
Brigid Starkey, Political Science
Steven McAlpine, Interdisciplinary Studies

1:45 Allison Isberg
"Historical Narration and the Hansome Hansards"
Medieval Linguistics
Gail Orgelfinger, English
Thomas Field, Modern Languages, Linguistics, and Intercultural Communication
Steven McAlpine, Interdisciplinary Studies

2:00 Brian Bell
"Action Sports Marketing: A Modern Approach to a Modern Industry"
Entrepreneurial Film and Video
John Sturgeon, Visual Arts
David Friedensohn, CEO of the Wall Street Transcript
Steven McAlpine, Interdisciplinary Studies

2:30 Emily Kimak
"Moving to Water: Illuminating the Common Ground between Dance and Daily Water Use"
Integrative Arts
Carol Hess-Vait, Dance
Kathryn Bell, Visual Arts
Carrie Sauter, Interdisciplinary Studies

2:45 Asbah Tabatabai
"Teaching and Assessing Immigrant Students and the Role of Teacher Expectations"
Sociocultural Education
Barbara Bourne, Education
Kriste Lindenmeyer, History
Steven McAlpine, Interdisciplinary Studies

3:00 Michael York
"Audio Engineering and Entrepreneurship: Integrating Two Fields of Study into a Business Venture
Audio Engineering and Entrepreneurship
Alan Wonneberger, Music
Ellen Hemmerly, Research Park
Carrie Sauter, Interdisciplinary Studies

3:30 Jessica Kline
"Intercultural Competence in an Elementary Classroom"
Elementary Education and Intercultural Competence
Stanley McCray, Modern Languages, Linguistics, and Intercultural Communication
Patricia Young, Education
Lisa Vetter, Interdisciplinary Studies

3:45 Joseph Wesolowski
"Historic Preservation: Developing Sense of Place on the University of Maryland Baltimore County Campus"
Historic Preservation: Sense of Place
Preminda Jacob, Visual Arts
Denise Meringolo, History
Carrie Sauter, Interdisciplinary Studies

4:00 Roxanne Massarelli
"Designing Mathematics: An Effective Approach?"
STEM Education and Inclusion
Karen Freiberg, Psychology
Barbara Bourne, Education
Lisa Vetter, Interdisciplinary Studies


Wednesday, May 4

12:15 Theresa Columbus
"Performance Art Serious Life"
Performance Art and Creative Writing
Temple Crocker, Theatre
Steven Bradley, Visual Arts
Steven McAlpine, Interdisciplinary Studies

12:30 Jefreena Packianathan
"Determining the Challenges that Individuals Who Are Blind Experience When Accessing Social Networking Websites"
Human-Centered Computing
Ravi Kuber, Information Systems
Charles Nicholas, Computer Science
Lisa Vetter, Interdisciplinary Studies

12:45 Jessica Blitz
"Recidivism: When a Label Harms More than Heals; an Examination of Reoffending in Society" 
Criminal Justice
Christopher Murphy, Psychology
Leslie Morgan, Sociology 
Steven McAlpine, Interdisciplinary Studies

1:15 Matthew Diehl
"YouTube, Participation, and the Hybrid Economy"
Entrepreneurship in Media
Donald Snyder, Media and Communication Studies
David Friedensohn, CEO of the Wall Street Transcript
Steven McAlpine, Interdisciplinary Studies

1:30 Christine Osazuwa
"Always Wanting More: Access, Entitlement and Expectations of Popular Music Bands in the Age of Social Media"
Music Journalism and Entrepreneurship
Vivian Armor, Alex Brown Center
Fred Worden, Visual Arts
Steven McAlpine, Interdisciplinary Studies

1:45 Urooj Zulfiqar
"The Biological and Psychological Effects of Leukemia on Children and their Families"
Biopsychosocial Development in Pediatric Cancer Patients 
Shawn Bediako, Psychology
James Sandoz, Biological Science
Carrie Sauter, Interdisciplinary Studies

2:00 Ryan Montgomery
"Understanding and Managing Musical Worship: An Interdisciplinary Approach"
Music Management
Lisa Cella, Music
Barry Casey, Adjunct Professor, Stevenson University & Trinity University 
Steven McAlpine, Interdisciplinary Studies

2:30 Heather Bollinger
"Smoking: Modifications in a Negative Health Behavior
Psychosocial Issues in Health Behaviors
Robert Anderson, Psychology
John Schumacher, Sociology
Carrie Sauter, Interdisciplinary Studies

2:45 Christina Briscoe
"Adolescent Mothers in a Quilombo Community: Praia Grande, Brazil"
Public Health in the Latino Community 
Bambi Chapin, Anthropology
Robert Anderson, Psychology
Carrie Sauter, Interdisciplinary Studies

3:00 Shane Yap
"Psychological and Sociological Causes of Shoulder Injuries in Elite Junior Tennis Players"
Physical and Psychological Therapy of Athletes
Robert Anderson, Psychology
Esther Fleischmann, Biological Sciences
Carrie Sauter, Interdisciplinary Studies


Outstanding Capstone Project Awards

2012 – Christina Briscoe
2011 – Jeanie Blevins
2010 – Neil Haidorfer, Stanley Christopher Buckler
2008 – Christina Hawkins
Dec 2007 – Laura Dress
May 2007 – Louis Leibowitz, Truc Nguyen, Dana Daniels