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Welcome to the 2017 UMaine Student Symposium: Research and Creative Activity electronic event program. This electronic program includes student abstracts, student presentation style descriptions, and presentation schedules. It also includes a map of the venue layout, schedule of the entire day’s events and programs, as well as details and information regarding our sponsors and selected university programs.

We hope you enjoy a full day of student presentations, guest speakers, award ceremonies, and the chance to network with UMaine students, faculty, staff, as well as local and state industry and community leaders! 
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Monday, April 24 • 9:15am - 10:30am
Poster Presentations – Arts

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Speakers
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Oliver Adams

Engineering Physics, Mathematics, 9:15AM-10:30AM
Gesture Recognition Based Research | | Gestures are the most natural forms of expression that we use. May it be a shake of the head or a wave of the hand these are the basic building blocks of human expression. Keyboards and are not an intuitive medium through which humans connect with computers. Through the advent of gesture recognition, we are able begin interacting with computers in a way that is more natural. This research is looking at new affordances of natural gestures as an interface with technology. By creating simple development tools for gesture recognition, we are creating a more accessible medium through which users can interact with computers. This software focuses on foundational gestures such as swipes, clicking and dragging. | | Faculty Mentor: Mike... Read More →
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Meaghan Byrnes

Political Science, Philosophy, 9:15AM-10:30AM
iSWOOP | | The U.S. National Park Service has noted a decline over the past decade in public awareness of both parks’ unique natural features and the scientific research conducted onsite. Key to generating awareness is effective communication between park personnel and visitors. STEM education specialists working with the Park Service have identified two-way... Read More →

Judges
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Amy Pierce

Intermedia, 10:45AM-12:00PM
Cake Smash 2017 | | Contemporary American wedding culture is dominated by expectations of perfection. Perfection myths of bridehood are propagated by the wedding industry and voluntarily consumed and self-imposed by American brides. I am researching the prevalence and affects of a phenomenon, which I have coined... Read More →


Monday April 24, 2017 9:15am - 10:30am
Ballroom

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