Wellesley Student-Athletes Present at Ruhlman Conference

WELLESLEY, Mass. -- Nineteen Wellesley College student-athletes presented at Wednesday's Ruhlman Conference, an annual College event that provides students an opportunity to present their research findings and display their work.

The Ruhlman Conference fosters collaboration among students and faculty across the disciplines and to enhance the intellectual life of the College. The event provides an opportunity for students, faculty, staff, friends, family, and alumnae to come together in celebration of student achievement.

2012 Wellesley Student-Athlete Ruhlman Presenters

Julia Adams ‘14 (Volleyball) - “Spatial Patterning of Herbivory” (Biological Sciences)

Randelle Boots ‘13 (Cross Country/Indoor Track/Outdoor Track) - “Waste Reduction: Ensuring Wellesley’s Pursuit of Sustainability Doesn’t End Up in the Trash” (Environmental Studies)

Ariel Chao ‘14 (Soccer) - “Scar Literature: Transcending the Past” (Chinese Languages and Literature)

Karina Chung (Swimming & Diving) ‘13- “Effects of a Pretend Play Intervention on Executive Functioning Tasks: Self-Transformation Using a Cape with Special Powers” (Psychology)

Leah Clement ’12 (Cross Country/Indoor Track) - “Purification and Enzymatic Characterization of Chitinase: Comparison of Fruit Enzymes” (Biological Chemistry)

SJ Gray ’12 (Soccer) - “Queering Sounds and Movements: Exploring Queer-Identified Musicians and Queer Social Movements” (Peace and Justice Studies)

Andrea Gumushian ’12 (Cross Country/Indoor Track) - “Exploring Origin, Purpose, and Design of Textile Fragments from the James Jackson Jarves Collection” (Art History)

Evelyn Haro ’13 (Outdoor Track/Indoor Track)  - “Pathway Consumption on a Budget” (Sociology)

Gena Hong ’12 (Crew) - “Aging Justice for Elderly Korean American Women: A Feminist Bioethics Framework” (Women and Gender Studies)

Olivia Hulme ’12 (Swimming & Diving) - “Synthesis of Novel Ethyleneglycolthiolated Electroactive Molecules for Surface Modification of Gold Nanoparticles” (Chemistry)

Morgan Johnstonbaugh ’14 (Tennis) - “Is More Always Better? Mortgages, Debt, and Social Class” (Economics & Sociology)

Sara Putterman ’13 (Cross Country) - “Cross-Dressing Martyrs: The Gender Dynamics of Paul and Thecla’s Spiritual Love” (Religion)

Shaheen Rangwalla ’13 (Swimming & Diving) - “Examination of the Amyloid Propensities of Model Proteins: A Study of Protein Folding Pathways and the Regulation of Amyloid Formation” (Chemistry)

Allison Robbins ’13 (Field Hockey/Lacrosse) - “Catching Nemo: Fish Escape Strategies and Performance” (Biological Sciences)

Zsofia Schweger ’12 (Fencing) -“Space, Place, and Home: How Does Space Become Place and Place Become Home?” (Art)

Margo Sulmont ’13 (Squash) - “Engineering for Humanity: Helping Elders Age in Place through Partnerships for Healthy Living” (Engineering & Anthropology)

Maria Watanabe ’12 (Tennis) - “Engineering for Humanity: Helping Elders Age in Place through Partnerships for Healthy Living” (Engineering & Anthropology)

Amy Wolkin ’12 (Cross Country/Indoor Track) - “Science Outreach: From Student in the Classroom to Teaching Middle School Girls” (Biological Sciences & Physical Education)

Allison Yee ’12 (Swimming & Diving) - “Nanotechnology: Small Matters” (Chemistry)


Connie Bauman, Associate Professor of the Practice (Sports Medicine)
(Faculty Advisor)
“Science Outreach: From Student in the Classroom to Teaching Middle School Girls” (Biological Sciences & Physical Education)
“Risk Factors Associated With Athletic Injuries in Division III Collegiate Athletics” (Quantitative Reasoning and Physical Education)