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2022 Richter Scholar Symposium I

The symposium will be held on Thursday, June 2 in Lillard 044 and will also be livestreamed.

All in-person attendees must wear face masks.

The livestream begins at 8:30 a.m. 

2022 richter group photo

Schedule of Events

Continental Breakfast (8:00 to 10:30 a.m.)

Pastries, fresh fruit, coffee, and tea

Morning Session I (8:30 – 10:25 a.m.)

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.
Composing Bootcamp: Creating Music and Sound Effects for a New Audiobook
Richter Scholars: Finn Michael Kraker and Thomas Joseph Mboya
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Don Meyer

9:00 – 9:25 a.m.
An Analysis of Unicult
Richter Scholar: Melina Pineda Aguilar
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Benjamin Zeller

9:25 – 9:55 a.m.
Data is Beautiful
Richter Scholars: Madeline Olivia Michelotti and Ella J. Schmitt
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Tracy Taylor

9:55 – 10:25 a.m.
Buddhist Spaces in Chicagoland
Richter Scholars: Daniel Contreras and Seemole Kamogelo Moloto
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Anya Golovkova

Morning Session II (10:35 a.m. – 11:55 p.m.)

10:35 – 11:05 a.m.
Towards the Synthesis of (±)-Chaetoxanthone C and D
Richter Scholars: Bilaal Ansari and Kelly Collins
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Paul Gladden

11:05 – 11:35 a.m.
Systematic Analysis of Art Pigments using pH Dependent Surface-Enhance Raman Spectroscopy
Richter Scholars: Naina Almazbekovna Beishembieva and Lira Gezim Zajmi
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Nilam Shah

11:35 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
The First WORDL Move
Richter Scholar: Christine Ruth Dossa
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Sara Zelenberg

Afternoon Session I (1:00 – 2:15 p.m.)

1:00 – 1:45 p.m.
Mapping Diversity
Richter Scholars: Jessica M. Caal Chamam, Lwandle Dlamini, Anela Elze, Suvexa Pradhan Tuladhar
Faculty Mentors: Profs. Patricia Buenrostro and Holly Swyers

1:45 – 2:15 p.m.
Jane Addams and International Relations
Richter Scholars: Valen Ferreira and Delfina Rae Jorgensen
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Jim Marquardt

Afternoon Session II (2:25 – 4:15)

2:25 – 2:55 p.m.
Finding William Peyton: Early Black Presence at Lake Forest College
Richter Scholars: Nicolle Bek and Lia Bess Romanotto
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Courtney Joseph

2:55 – 3:20 p.m.
Racial Integration of the U.S. Military and the Origins of the Cold War
Richter Scholar: Ava Ambika Rose Sudman
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Jim Marquardt

3:20 – 3:45 p.m.
Latina Lift-Off: Following the Lead and Needs of Local Latina Founders
Richter Scholar: Ana Sofia Jaramillo
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Katherine Jackson

3:45 – 4:15 p.m.
Exploring Racial Gaps in Financial Literacy
Richter Scholars: Maria Belen Cuadros Carrion and Shelton Mudzingwa
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Nancy Tao

Afternoon Session III (4:25 – 5:20 p.m.)

4:25 – 4:50 p.m.
The Best Building Blocks
Richter Scholar: Ricardo E. Salazar Ordonez
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Sara Zelenberg

4:50 – 5:20 p.m.
Ocular Disease Intelligent Recognition
Richter Scholars: Jagoda Malag and Ezar Abdelbari Shinbaro
Faculty Mentor: Sugata Banerji

Dinner and reception follows in the cafeteria. All are welcome. For more information, please contact Prof. Jim Marquardt (