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SUNY Orange Achievements in Research and Scholarship (SOARS) Conference

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  • Who: Open to all SUNY Orange students - Students must work with a SUNY Orange faculty mentor
  • What: Opportunity for students to enhance their resume by presenting research and scholarly work at a College-sponsored conference
  • Where: The 2021 SOARS Conference will be virtual. Students will participate via Zoom.
  • When: Submission Deadline is December 12, 2020 - The Conference will be held on Saturday, March 13, 2021.

SOARS Conference Presentation Schedule - March 13, 2021

9:00 - 9:15 AM

Introductions - Michele Iannuzzi Sucich, SOARS Conference Chair

Welcome - Erika Hackman, Vice President for Academic Affairs

(This room will remain open throughout the conference.  Please return to this room using the link below if you have any questions.)


Zoom Room 1

Zoom Room 2

9:15 - 9:30 AM

Jade Viñas

Autism in the Family Represented Through A Visit from the Goon Squad

Link to Jade Viñas Autism Presentation - 9:15 - 9:30

Deanna Schwendig

The Benefit of Supplement Use for Health and Fitness

Link to Deanna Schwendig Presentation - 9:15 - 9:30

9:30 - 9:45 AM

Grady Brunelle

Ending the Cycle of White Supremacy in America

Link to Grady Brunelle Presentation  9:30 - 9:45

Glynis Halliday

Breastfeeding in the US: A Medical, Educational, and Social Analysis

Link to Glynis Halliday Presentation - 9:30 - 9:45

9:45 - 10:00 AM

N’Senga Kinzonzi

Effective treatment opportunities to combat the lethal symptoms of Dementia

Link to N’Senga Kinzonzi Presentation - 9:45 - 10:00 

Samantha Nacci

Conception and Creation 

Link to Samantha Nacci Presentation - 9:45 - 10:00

10:00 - 10:15 AM

Alexa Llucemo & Elsy Nolaso

The Modern Evolution of Feminism 

Link to Alexa Llucemo and Elsy Nolaso Presentation - 10:00 - 10:15

Mariel Hernandez-Abuelsaad

An In-depth Analysis of the Care Planning Process & Detailed Patient Care for the duration of an Inpatient Hospital Stay in the Medical-Surgical Unit

Link to Mariel Hernandez-Abuelsaad Presentation - 10:00 - 10:15

10:15 - 10:30 AM

Jade Viñas

Diversity in Children's Literature

Link to Jade Viñas Literature Presentation - 10:15 - 10:30

Kerlande Celestin

Navigating the world of labor and delivery

Link to Kerlande Celestin Presentation - 10:15 - 10:30 

10:30 a.m. Poster and Paper Presentations


Poster & Paper Presentations

10:30 - 10:45 AM

Charlie Hindley - Ocean Acidification Affecting Coral Reefs and How Humans are to Blame - Charlie Hindley Presentation Link

Violet Bachorik - Identity Theft in the Age of Technology - Violet Bachorik Presentation Link

Esther Stephen - Nature’s Power over Man - Link to PDF Summary Document


Zoom Room 1

Zoom Room 2

10:45 - 11 AM

Aileen Garcia

Sylvia Plath: The Many Faces of Motherhood

Link to Aileen Garcia Presentation - 10:45 - 11:00 

Scarlett Pilkington & Vanessa Perez

Higher Stomata density in a C3 plant compared to a C4 plant

Link to Scarlett Pilkington and Vanessa Perez Presentation  10:45 - 11:00 

11:00 - 11:15 AM

Ryan Dembeck 

Giving Children the Skills to Cope with Anxiety Through Play Therapy
Link to Ryan Dembeck Presentation - 11:00 - 11:15 

Mya Zylberberg 

Increasing Diversity in Snowboarding
Link to Mya Zylberberg Presentation - 11:00 -- 11:15




11:15 - 11:30 AM

Acknowledgment of Student Presenters - Michele Iannuzzi Sucich & Samuel Dillon, SOARS Conference Co-Chairs

Closing Remarks - Erika Hackman, Vice President for Academic Affairs

After the conference, please click on the survey link that matches your involvement with the conference below:

Please direct any questions to Michele Iannuzzi Sucich at: michele.iannuzzisucich@sunyora nge.edu

Website Overview

 How to find information on this web page:

1. View the brief video below for an overview of the web site

2. Obtain conference details by using the menu on the left side of this page. 

2020 SOARS Conference Presentations

SOARS 2020 Student Presentations,

SOARS 2020 Student Presentations,

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