Hampden-Sydney students present their research to faculty, staff, students, and prospective students in the 2021 Virtual Student Research Symposium.

Brahm Dean '21
A One-Pot Method of Non-C2 Symmetric Schiff Base Synthesis, Characterization, and Catalytic Tests

Douglas Hogan '21
Phage Therapy Enhancement through Immunity Repressor Knockout

Nathan Houser '21
EPR Study of Cu(II) Compounds of Bis(salicylidene) Ethylenediamine and Related Ligands

Ryan Irizarry '21
Machine Learning with Convolutional Neural Networks

Charles Lemon '21
Effects of Megaptera novaeangliae bubble-net feeding behavior on the behavior of a prey species

Benjamin Mahone '21
The Mindset of Hunting and the Reintroduction of Elk in Virginia

Damian Martinez Pineda '21
Single unit recordings of the rostral thalamic reticular nucleus (TRN) in action selection of a taught task

Blake Page '21
Outdoor Learning Spaces on Hampden-Sydney's Campus

Matthew Rehak '21
Synthesizing the Transmembrane Domain of the Envelope Protein of SARS-CoV-2 Using Solid Phase Peptide Techniques and Analyzing the Oligomerization State

Bjoré Samard '21
Against Mandatory Voting: The Moral Right Not to Vote in the United States

William Sparks '21
The Legal Manipulations and the Medical Applications of CBD/Hemp

Christopher Thompson '21
What is China’s One Belt One Road Initiative and What Should the U.S. do in Response?

Brennan Vaught '21
Design, Synthesis, and Application of Salicylaldehyde- and 1-Hydroxynapthaldehyde-Derived FRET-Based Probes for Detection of Transition Metal Ions in Aqueous Environments

Alexander Washington '21
Synthesis of Sars-CoV-2 Transmembrane Domains Using Solid Phase Peptide Chemistry and Analysis of Their Oligomerization for Novel Drug Design

Harrison Whaley '21
Utilizing Gene Manipulation and Phage Treatment to Influence Nitrogen Fixation in the Azospirillum brasilense Bacterium

Ryan Yeates '21
Evaluating Potential Inhibitors of the IgA1 Protease of H. influenzae Using in silico Docking

"Stories on the Rhetoric of Economics"--presentations from Dr. Trey Carson's Economics and Comics class

Cooper Boyles '23
A Cookie Tale: The Sunk Cost Fallacy Through a Cookie

Jacob Domikis '23
Everyone's an Entrepreneur

S. Patrick Garifo '23
The Inconvenient Time Traveller: Representation of Time Preference from a non-Econ major

Caelan Gold '21
The Immortal Man

Preston Willett '24
Cold, Hard Decisions

"The Hero's Quest: Searching for the Golden Apple, the Princess, and the Self"--presentations from Dr. Vicki Basham's Honors seminar course

Seth Black '23
Patience is a Virtue

Joshua Cooper '24
Killing for the Sake of Taking Life is Always Lesser Than Killing to Save a Life

William Edwards '24
The Fantasy of Flight

J. Mercer Garnett '24
Outsmarting the Giant: The Victory of Brains Over Brawn

Zachary Mace '23
Inhuman Nature

Grayson Manning '23
The Power of Deception: Korean and American Indian Folktales

Caleb Manu '23
Young Heroes Are Not Frail

Nolan Poretz '21
Curiosity Killed the Cat