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Symposium II

The symposium will be held on Thursday, July 7 in the Tarble Room in Brown Hall and will also be livestreamed.

All in-person attendees must wear face masks.

The livestream begins at 9 a.m. 

Schedule of Events

Continental Breakfast (8:30 - 9:00 a.m.)

Pastries, fresh fruit, coffee, and tea. 

Morning Session I (9:00 - 10:25 a.m.)

9:00 a.m.
Student Success and Grade Distribution at Lake Forest College
Richter Scholar: Emily Grace Bross
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Arthur Bousquet

9:25 a.m.
Removing Environmentally Persistent Pharmaceuticals from Waste Water Dr.
Ricther Scholars: Hridey Kapoor and Amy Tram
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Erica Schultz

9:55 a.m.
Evolutionary Trade-Offs and Sexual Selection in Beetles
Richter Scholar: Katina Nicole Lucas
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Flavia Barbosa

Morning Session II (10:30 - 11:5 a.m.)

10:30 a.m.
Is the Expectation to “Man Up?”: The Impact of Gender and Gendered Language on Female Applicant Success
Richter Scholars: Irene Faith Luwabelwa and Lilit Meloyan
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Cassondra Batz-Barbarich

11:00 a.m.
Linguistic Practices, Education, and Development in Multilingual Africa
Richter Scholars: Precious Adimabua and Thabisco Otis Moreti
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Desmond Odugu

11:30 a.m.
Visualizing Infertility
Richter Scholar: Ahmed Soltan
Faculty Mentor: Tracy Taylor, Associate Professor of Art

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

1:00 p.m. 
Molecular Mechanisms of Injury-Induced Neurodegeneration
Richter Scholars: Teresa dos Santos Louro, Alves Fernand, and Daniel Jacob Tulchinskiy
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Rebecca Delventhal

1:30 p.m.
The Fish Lateral Line System – Hair Cells to Behavior
Richter Scholars:  Kyle Andrew Lassen and Jia Zheng
Faculty Mentor:  Prof. Margot Schwalbe

2:00 p.m. 
The Cellular Consequence of Exceptionally Short Telomeres
Richter Scholar: Petra Urgacova
Prof. Karen Kirk

Afternoon Session II (2:35 - 4:30 p.m.)

2:35 p.m. 
Discovering Ants in the Lost Flora Fen!
Richter Scholar: Calliope A. Saban
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Sean Menke

3:05 p.m.
Cure Tuberculosis with Molecular Biology
Richter Scholars: Stefanie Diana Dejneka and Piotr Szymon Pawlowicz
Faculty Mentor: Prof. William Conrad

3:35 p.m.
Trends in the Programming World
Richter Scholar: Chirag Aggarwal
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Arthur Bousquet

4:00 p.m.
Examining the Role of the Family of Synucleins in Neurodegenerative Diseases Using Yeast Models
Richter Scholars: Nilufar M. Imomdodova and Isaiah Jaiden Ophir Moonlight
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Shubhik DebBurman

Dinner and reception follows in the cafeteria at 5:00 p.m. All are welcome.  For more information, please contact Prof. Jim Marquardt ( .