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Custom-Designed Major Crit Session
Start Date: 12/8/2023Start Time: 3:45 PM
End Date: 12/8/2023End Time: 4:50 PM
Event Description

This presentation fair will provide an opportunity for Pennoni Honors College's Custom-Designed students who have developed courses of study across various academic disciplines to present their work to those with varying backgrounds and receive feedback on both presentation and project.

Students will be stationed throughout the first floor of Bentley Hall. Below are the names, project titles and mentors for each student.

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Presentations will include:

Mahadhi Balaji
Project: “Diagnosing Dysmorphic Genetic Disorders from Facial Recognition AI”
Mentor: Scott Haag (College of Computing and Informatics)

AJ Bloomfield
Project: "And Main Act... Go"
Mentor: Shannon Lacek (Westphal College of Media Arts & Design)

Madeleine Johnson
Project: “Community Engagement in Philadelphia’s Live Music Scene”
Mentor: Taneshia Nash Laird (Westphal College of Media Arts & Design)

Natasha Karnoto
Project: “Expanding the Reach of Teaching Resources for Art Education”
Mentor: Jen Katz-Buonincontro (School of Education)

Cassandra L. Mikkelson
Project: “Boundaries of Diversity in Clinical Trials”
Mentor: Kelly Underman (College of Arts and Sciences)

Renee Nario
Project: "Capitalism's Effect on the Criminal Justice System"
Mentors: Douglas Porpora (College of Arts and Sciences) and Karin Gladney (College of Medicine)

Lozen Robinson
Project: “Music Therapy as a Tool for Biomarker Discovery and Examining Medical Biases Against Creative Arts Therapies”
Mentor: Kelly Underman (College of Arts and Sciences)

Ariana Scheuer
Project: “What Is Sustainable Eating? A Deep Dive into Philly Food Cultures”
Mentors: Alison Kenner (College of Arts and Sciences) and Andrew Smith (College of Arts and Sciences)

Diraya Serrano
Project: “Ethical Perspectives of Tissue Engineering”
Mentor: Fred Allen (School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems)

Ta’Liyah Thomas
Project: “(In)Visible Spectrum: A Journey of Light, Color, and Emotion Hidden in Plain Sight”
Mentors: Tom Quigley (Westphal College of Media Arts & Design) and Jen Britton (Drexel’s Executive Director Sustainable Development Strategies)

Boni Zhang
Project: “CollabArt- Enhancing Art Education through an Interactive Very-Large-Image-Viewer Storytelling Platform"
Mentors: Troy Finamore (Westphal College of Media Arts & Design) and Jeffrey Segall (College of Computing and Informatics)

Contact Information:
Name: Melinda Lewis
Bentley Annex
3301 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
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