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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 • 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Exhibits/Performances – Business

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Paul Arabatzis

Computer Science, 1:00PM-2:15PM
Belgium Presentation | | We are doing a trade show on the tourism in Belgium. This presentation will focus on the highlights of Belgium with economic, tourism, political, and local traditions. Our presentation will have some traditional food samples, as well as maps of the la... Read More →

Robert Begin

Accounting, 1:00PM-2:15PM
Italy | | The main goal of this presentation is to bring information about business opportunities in the country of Italy. We will be doing this with a PowerPoint presentation, food from the country, and pan-flits with information on it. | | Faculty Mentor: Clint Relyea... Read More →
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David Bickford-Duane

Accounting, 1:00PM-2:15PM
Jordan: A Great Place for Business | | Our booth at the MBS Trade Show Session will feature the country of Jordan. We will have information at the booth regarding the history, culture, business opportunities, and other information about Jordan. The information will be from pe... Read More →

Cameron Buthlay

Business Management, Accounting, 1:00PM-2:15PM
Israel | | The aim of our project is to introduce what Israel has to offer from a business standpoint. Our research will be based on exploring what business ventures are best suited for the business environment in Israel. Our booth will showcase our findings and work to gener... Read More →

Shelby Caron

Business Administration, Management, 1:00PM-2:15PM
Switzerland | | Our project's focus is to advertise the country of Switzerland. We plan on bringing Switzerland's culture straight to the Cross Center. We want everyone who walks by our presentation to feel like Switzerland came to Bangor. We will prove why everyone needs to... Read More →

Donald Christian Chervenak

Business Management, MIS, 1:00PM-2:15PM
The Philippines | | For our booth at the trade show we will be presenting the Philippines. At our booth, we will have some food that is native to the area, as well as plenty of awesome tourist attractions that are worthwhile going to while visiting Philippines. We will also g... Read More →

Katerina Dagher

Finance, 1:00PM-2:15PM
All Things Finland | | Our team is doing a research project on Finland through the University of Maine. From our research, we should be experts on Finnish culture, strengths, characteristics, economy, etc. Our booth will be focused and designed based on the country being the... Read More →

Luke Dang

Accounting and Finance, 1:00PM-2:15PM
The Netherlands | | The country we are doing research on is the Netherlands. Nick, Leah, Graham, and I are doing research on their culture, government, history, climate entertainment/tourism, and other smaller areas of the country. Our goal is to bring awareness and facts about the country to those that come by our table may not have known otherwise. It is our hope that while we are informing our... Read More →

Haley Dillon

Business Management and Marketing, 1:00PM-2:15PM
United Kingdom BUA343-0002 | | We will prepare a booth that will promote doing business in the United Kingdom and we will be part of an economic development for the United Kingdom. | | Faculty Mentors: Clint Relyea | | Co-authors: Hayden Ciomei, Matt Closson, Kevin Davids... Read More →

Ryan Duperry

Business Mgmt, 1:00PM-2:15PM
MBS Trade Show | | The focus of the project is to inform the attendees of the MBS trade show what Honduras is like. Our project focuses on business aspects of Honduras including, what commodities come from there, currencies, religion, demographics, and much more. The outcome... Read More →

Catherine Fellows

Finance/Managment, 1:00PM-2:15PM
Vida em Portugal | | The focus of our project is to research Portugal and come together as an economic development team. Our team is promoting the lifestyle, employment, and trade in Portugal. Our research methods include contacting Portugal’s representatives in the U.S., meeting with Portuguese students/faculty at the University of Maine and the greater Bangor area, and doing individual in depth research on... Read More →

Devon Foster

Accounting, 1:00PM-2:15PM
Malaysia | | We are participating in the MBS Trade Show Session at the Cross Center in Bangor. Our country is Malaysia and we have been researching every aspect of the country that we can. We will be discussing its culture, trade, business practices, demographics, etc. We wil... Read More →

James Gilmore

Accounting, 1:00PM-2:15PM
Thailand | | At the MBS Trade show our group will be giving a presentation on Thailand. Our group will give a presentation on the culture, politics, and economy of Thailand. The purpose of our presentation will be to try and convince people to invest or do business in Thailan... Read More →

Justin Hadley

Business Administration, Marketing, 1:00PM-2:15PM
Life and Business in Liechtenstein | | Our exhibit on the country of Liechtenstein is part of the Maine Business School Trade Show. We will be focusing on the qualities of the country that make it a unique place to live and to do business. Our extensive research will allow us to present information on topics such as: the lifestyle in Liechtenstein, what a typical meal is like, forms of currency, requirements for doing business, laws and regulations, and much more. We will also be available to address any unaddressed concerns that visitors to our booth may have. | | Faculty Mentor: Clint Relyea | | Co-authors: Olivia... Read More →

Tim Hardy

| Faculty Mentor: Clint Relyea | | Co-authors: Tristin Harvey, Peter Hill, Joshua Hoch

Rebecca Hatt

Business Management, Business Finance, 1:00PM-2:15PM
Visit Argentina | | This exhibit will showcase the wonderful culture, and scenic beauty, of Argentina. The presentation will include visual displays as well as presentations and demonstrations. The table will highlight typical traditional meals as well and the Argentine Tango... Read More →

Robert Kiah

Business Management, 1:00PM-2:15PM
Pura Vida, The Costa Rican Way of Life | | The focus of this project is centered around immersing people in Costa Rica's "Pura Vida" culture. Transcending its governmental, economic, and educational structures will provide a genuine snapshot into the Costa Rican way of life... Read More →

Michael Krug

Business Management, 1:00PM-2:15PM
Sweden | | Our team has prepared a booth in order to promote doing business and the overall economic development of the country of Sweden. | | Faculty Mentor: Clint Relyea 

Joe Leclair

Accounting, Finance, 1:00PM-2:15PM
Bolivia | | Our group members include Christina Laverriere, Joe Leclair, and Greg L'Heureux. We plan to act as economic development officers and promote Bolivia at our booth. Our research includes an understanding of Bolivia's economy, geography, government, culture, etc... Read More →

Andrew Lee

Finance, Accounting, 1:00PM-2:15PM
Canada: A Business Perspective | | We will have an exhibit to give people a better understanding of doing business with northern neighbor Canada. We will have various research materials available as well as samples of some Canadian culture, specifically the Quebec Region. We will also be answering questions on trade laws, visa regulation, economics and other subjects relevant to business in Canada. | | Faculty Mentor: Clint Relyea | | Co-authors... Read More →

Tenzin Lekmon

| Faculty Mentor: Clint Relyea | | Co-authors: Kayla Leland, Danielle Lelio, Matthew Lewiche

Mei Wa Li

Accounting, 1:00PM-2:15PM
Academic Development | | Tourist Attraction- Bulgaria | | Faculty Mentor: Clint Relyea | | Co-authors: Nathan Mathis,  Amanda Mancheva, Jason Matovu

Jesse MacDonald

Business Marketing, 1:00PM-2:15PM
Chile | | Our international trade show booth will be designed for the country of Chile. The focus of our booth will be highlighting the culture and tourism industry of the country. Along with highlighting the modern day tourism industry, we are also going to be incorporating... Read More →

Nick Maynard

Accounting, Finance, 1:00PM-2:15PM
Turkey | | MBS Trade Show Session | | Faculty Mentor: Clint Relyea | | Co-authors: Abby Moody, Luke McNamara, Stephen Merrill

Liam Morton

Business Finance, 1:00PM-2:15PM
Poland | | Our projects focus and goal is to inform people at the cross center of the great country of Poland. Aiming at the economic status and social well being of the country. We will also be exploring the lifestyle of the people of Poland, including certain festivals, cel... Read More →

Christina Muse

Business Management, 1:00PM-2:15PM
A Day in Peru | | We are participating in the MBS Trade Show Session. The country that we will be presenting is Peru. For this we will have detailed and thorough information about Peru and what every day life is like in that country. Our aim for this event is to have visitors... Read More →

Jason Pina

Finance, 1:00PM-2:15PM
Albania | | For our booth we plan to inform people about some key aspects Albania has to offer. We are a group of four students, we will be sharing a broad overview of Albania’s culture and norms. We will also be sharing information about Albania such as their GDP, GNI, curre... Read More →

Mitchell Pratt

Finance, 1:00PM-2:15PM
Hungarian Economic Development | | The goal of our exhibit is to help people see how engaging in economic activity with Hungary in any form will be beneficial, not only to them, but to the country of Hungary as a whole. Information regarding the economics, political, cultural... Read More →

Jacob Prevatt

Accounting, 1:00PM-2:15PM
New Zealand | | Our team brings an authentic look at New Zealand’s culture with the use of slideshows, music, and students filled with knowledge over the country. Our tvs will be playing slide showings displaying some of the beautiful landscapes that make up New Zealand, trad... Read More →

Alex Rahmon

| Faculty Mentor: Clint Relyea | | Co-authors: Jessica Ricker, Kyle Sedler, Emily Shaw, Jon Sirois

Campbell Rowe

Marketing, 1:00PM-2:15PM
The Fiji Islands | | Give viewers an understanding of the country of Fiji. Explain and show the demographics of the country, how they earn their income, and any relations with the United States and other countries. | | Faculty Mentor: Clint Relyea | | Co-authors: Kirby Si... Read More →

Jessica Sosa

Business Management, 1:00PM-2:15PM
International Business: Tanzania | | Purpose | The purpose of this exhibit is to successfully market the country of Tanzania to the attendees for academic and business intentions. Audience members will desirably be able to informally understand basic principles on how to engage in international business in Tanzania; with focus primarily on the topics of history, culture, politics, economics and investments. | | Method | The booth display will consist of how a typical market would look like in Tanzania and the products available in this setting. This will consist of several 4 foot wooden pallets as walls with products, flags, clothing, etc being hung as display behind the presenters. Crates in front of the table will hold other products that... Read More →

Michael Townsend

Finance, 1:00PM-2:15PM
Bermuda Exhibit | | The Bermuda team has done conducted in depth research on the country of Bermuda to share at the trade show. We are researching travel, political, economic, geographic, and demographic information and statics. Each team member has focused on a particular to... Read More →

Ryan Wang

| Faculty Mentor: Clint Relyea | | Co-authors: George Vergados, Ty Walko, Connor Walsh, Slade Watson


Lisa Dezso

Social Work, 10:45AM-12:00PM
Promoting Intergenerational Resilience | | The Promoting Intergenerational Resilience project utilizes mentoring as a tool to teach and build resilience in adolescents. The pillars we chose to promote resilience in teens are: mindfulness, distress tolerance, healthy habits (s... Read More →

Monday April 24, 2017 1:00pm - 2:15pm