Northeast Regional Honors Council Conference

CSE Honors Students Attending Annual NRHC Conference

Kristen Kurtz presents 'Dust Explosions: Causes and Prevention at the 2013 NRHC Conference.The Northeast Regional Honors Council Annual Conference – Standing on the Edge: Challenging Boundaries and Power – will take place April 3-6, 2014 at Sheraton at the Falls in Niagara Falls, NY.

Twenty-one CSE students will be attending the conference and 14 of them will be making presentations, as detailed below.


  • Kidist Nigussie, Using Effective Altruism to Put an End to Obstetric Fistula
  • Chiamaka Nwangwu, 20th Century Genocide: Armenia, Bosnia, Rwanda and Cambodia


  • Alicia Mitchko and Katherine Ihringer, Freefalling

    This workshop will explore the feeling of hopelessness and loss of control experienced by children with disabilities in the educational system using the metaphor of "freefalling".

    In this workshop we will attempt to simulate what it is like to have disabilities including, but not limited to, visual impairment, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

    Throughout their education, students with disabilities are in danger of going over the edge of what they can physically, mentally, and emotionally handle. We will also investigate the educational system's ability to keep a student with disabilities from falling through with the use of various teaching strategies.


  • Chantelle Garcia, Niagara Falling
    A discussion on the spiritual beliefs of the Native Americans of Niagara Falls.


  • Raven Chapman, Cost Benefit between Banana Boat & Neutrogena
  • Taliyah Lewis, A Dead Man's Innocence (The Leo Frank Case)
  • Ju Lee, Diverting Niagara Falls or Nature's Call
  • Tara Hibbett, Effects of Cosmetic Plastic Surgery: Before and After the Procedure
  • Cristina Cordero, Major Themes through Aristotle's Works
  • Ashley Bouwense and Sherilyn Nuguid, Impression, Sunrise
  • Victoria Mezik and Marissa Gioffre, Chocolateers
  • Nastasya Tsultsumova, Niagara Falls as a Major American Tourist Attraction
  • Lynette Hardy and Maame Quainoo, The Fun Theory and Early Breakfast