QUIP-RS 2022 Symposium

The Quinnipiac University Interdisciplinary Program for Research & Scholarship (QUIP-RS) held its annual symposium  on Saturday, September 17th in CCE (CCE118) and Atrium as part of Bobcat weekend.
The symposium was open to all students, faculty, staff and parents. Refreshments and appetizers were provided.

QUIP-RS is an immersive, multi-disciplinary undergraduate 8-week summer research and creative program where students work full time with a faculty mentor on a specific research project and meet weekly with other QUIP-RS fellows and faculty to share their findings. Acceptance to the program is competitive and all students receive funds for their research and summer stipend. At the symposium we celebrate their hard work and transformative experiences.

QUIP-RS 2022 Summer research: https://cas360.qu.edu/blog/2023/01/28/quip-rs-2022/

Saturday, September 17th, 2022
8:00 – 11:00 am
CCE 118 and atrium


  • 8 – 9 a.m. – Arrival and poster setup in CCE Atrium
  • 9 – 10 a.m. – Keynote Speaker (CCE 118)Nicole Davis of “Save the Sound”
  • 10 – 11 a.m. – Poster Presentations (CCE Atrium)

QUIP-RS keynote speaker :

Quip-RS 2022 Keynote Address by Nicole Davis, Watershed Coordinator, Save the Sound.

Nicole Davis  — Nicole Davis is the Watersheds Coordinator for Save the Sound’s Ecological Restoration program. She has an M.S. in Environmental Science from Virginia Commonwealth University, where her research focused on the interactions between land use and instream macroinvertebrate and fish communities. Nicole also has a B.S. in Marine Science and has completed post graduate work in Urban Planning. She has been working in coastal conservation in Connecticut since 2007 and has managed the development of several watershed plans, worked to integrate conservation measures and green infrastructure into disaster mitigation and flood plans, and conducted climate resilience work for the New York-Connecticut metropolitan area and managed the implementation of small and large scale green infrastructure projects for the New Haven Harbor Watersheds.

QUIP-RS 2022 Poster Presentations:

Students School Mentor Project Title
Khushi Agnish SOB Tilottama Chowdhury, Mohammed Elahee How do social media influencers impact impulse buying
Alyssa Arends CAS Marcos Scauso, Melissa Kaplan Citizenship in Myanmar: The mapping of difference
Emily Beltz SHS Shawna Reed Developmental transitions during Coxiella burnetii infection.
Pam Chonweerawong SHS Christian Eggers Investigating horizontal gene transfer in Lyme Disease vector Borrelia
Kelsey Darcy SOC Katie Place Name, Image and Likeness: roles and value for the college athlete
Emily Diaz CAS Jonathan Torres Mapuche Resistance: decolonizing histories
Hannah Jack SHS Adrienne Betz Anxiety, learning, and memory deficits in adolescent rats
Ariel Khemraj SOE Mary Phillips Ho The development of electrolytic electroporation for the treatment of skin lesions
Olivia Magno CAS  Courtney McGinnis Investigation of triflouroacetic acid in C. elegans
Riya Miller CAS Sarah Lawson Investigating the role of biogenic amines in the formation of dominance hierarchies in the subsocial small carpenter bee Ceratina calcarata
Frankie Morganstern CAS  Jill Fehleison How society has learned to live through plagues
Yamna Siddiqui SHS/CAS Alex de Lencastre MicroRNA regulation of splicing homeostasis and longevity in C. elegans
Hannah Williams CAS Scott Davies Effects of artificial noise on the parental care of tree swallows

For more information about the QUIP-RS program, including how to APPLY and for EXAMPLES OF STUDENT RESEARCH FROM PREVIOUS SYMPOSIA, click here

QUIP-RS Committee (2022):
Dr. Alexandre de Lencastre, College of Arts and Sciences (Alexandre.deLencastre@quinnipiac.edu) (co-chair)
Dr. Katie Place, School of Communication (Katie.Place@quinnipiac.edu)  (co-chair)
Dr. Kim DiGiovanni, School of Engineering (Kimberly.DiGiovanni@quinnipiac.edu)
Dr. Tilottama Ghosh Chowdhury, School of Business (Tilottama.GhoshChowdhury@quinnipiac.edu)
Dr. Christian Eggers, School of Health Sciences (Christian.Eggers@quinnipiac.edu)

By Alexandre de Lencastre
Alexandre de Lencastre