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Student Research Symposium 2015

THE THIRD ANNUAL STUDENT RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM WAS HELD APRIL 30, 2015.

Forty-two students, with the guidance of twelve Faculty Research Advisors, participated in the Third Annual Student Research Symposium.

Poster topics and presenters were:

FOREST LEAF DECOMPOSITION ALONG A GRADIENT OF NATURAL AND ANTHROPOGENIC DISTURBANCE 
Alexis Bradford 
Faculty Research Advisor: Jenise Snyder, Ph.D.

CHOCOLATE RETAIL EXPERIENCE DURING EASTER 
Vanessa Consiglio, Chasey Rotondo, Emma Ricketts, Brianna Woods, Eadaoin Cronin, Joey Caristo, Kyle Jackson, and Kelsey Bascombe 
Faculty Research Advisor: Barbara Good, Ph.D.

A SLICE OF ITALY 
Judith M. Forward and Alison Porter 
Faculty Research Advisor: Pamela McVay, Ph.D.

BIG IDEA: BE-YOU-TIFUL JEANS
Samantha Hamilton 
Faculty Research Advisor: May Beard, M.A.

STREAM AND LAKE WATER QUALITY FOLLOWING STREAM RESTORATION AND BIOSWALE 
Erin C. Kezele and Katelyn M. Stewart 
Faculty Research Advisor: Jenise Snyder, Ph.D.
Co-Winner of the CORE CONNECTION AWARD

PARENTAL ATTACHMENT AND ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIPS 
Celeste Mazzocki, Taylor Bruno, and Ashley Tekavec 
Faculty Research Advisor: Christopher Edmonds, Ph.D.

SEED SHARING REVIVAL: PHILOSOPHICAL SUPPORT FOR REJECTING GMO'S AND EMBRACING COMMUNITY 
Sara Kristina Montagno 
Faculty Research Advisor: Elizabeth Meacham, Ph.D.

ZOMBIES: A SYMBOL FOR AMERICA'S HIDDEN AND SUBCONSCIOUS FEARS 
Aimee E. Pearce 
Faculty Research Advisor: Natalie K. Weaver, Ph.D.
Winner of the UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT LIBRARY RESEARCH AWARD

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: MINDFULNESS AND EATING 
Catherine Powers and Emily Gross-Rosenblatt 
Co-Winner of the CORE CONNECTION AWARD
Winner of the DEAN’S AWARD: Poster Presentation

ART THERAPY AND MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING AND ITS IMPACT ON CHILDREN SURVIVING VIOLENT AND SEXUAL TRAUMA 
Sarah Roman 
Faculty Research Advisor: Dohee Kim-Appel, Ph.D.

THE EFFECTS OF TASK COMPLETION ON CREATIVITY 
Julianne Shuman, Victoria K. Berg, and Samantha Roberts 
Faculty Research Advisor: Christopher Edmonds, Ph.D.

SEDIMENT AND NUTRIENT LOADING FOLLOWING STREAM RESTORATION AND BIOSWALE CONSTRUCTION 
Katelyn M. Stewart and Erin C. Kezele 
Faculty Research Advisor: Jenise Snyder, Ph.D.

THE GREENEST WATER BOTTLE IS THE ONE YOU ALREADY OWN 
Perisha Wallace 
Faculty Research Advisor: Jenise Snyder, Ph.D.

WHAT THE FRACK IS HYDRAULIC FRACTURING: IS FRACKING WORTH THE RISK? 
Nicholas C. Wilson 
Faculty Research Advisor: Sarah Preston, Ph.D.
Winner of the BEST INTEGRATION OF THE HUMANITIES IN AN INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH PROJECT AWARD

SOCIAL MEDIA USAGE 
Leah Zucker, Sabrina Kinney, and Reonna Greene 
Faculty Research Advisor: Christopher Edmonds, Ph.D.

Oral Topics and Presenters were:

URSULINE COLLEGE: AN ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY 
Jessica Beam, Karl Brunjes, Ashley Hardison, Gail Peabody, Tara Carlson
Faculty Research Advisor: Bari Oyler Stith, Ph.D.

GREEN HOUSING IN CLEVELAND
Bre-Anna Carruthers
Faculty Research Advisor: Elizabeth Meacham, Ph.D.

ONCOLOGY NURSING COMPASSION FATIGUE: ART THERAPY FOR SELF AWARENESS AND SELF CARE 
Michelle Cochran
Faculty Research Advisor: Katherine Jackson, Ph.D., ATR

PATRIARCHAL COLONIALISM: EXAMINING HOW THIS PHENOMENON HAS AFFECTED THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OF THE AMERICAS, PAST AND PRESENT
Stefanie Erin Dumperth
Faculty Research Advisor: Natalie K. Weaver, Ph.D.

THE JOURNEY FOR EQUALITY: AFRICAN-AMERICANS' USE OF MUSIC TO BATTLE DISCRIMINATION 
Courtney Jackson
Faculty Research Advisor: Natalie K. Weaver, Ph.D.
Winner of the DEAN’S AWARD: Oral Presentation

REACHING READING POTENTIAL: THE EFFECTS OF ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY ON STRUGGLING READERS 
Jennifer Miroglotta
Faculty Research Advisor: Jeanne Sternad, Ph.D.

EFFECTS OF THE FLIPPED CLASSROOM ON STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT 
Scott Plescia
Faculty Research Advisor: Jeanne Sternad, Ph.D.
Winner of the ACHIEVING WITH TECHNOLOGY AWARD
Winner of the GRADUATE STUDENT LIBRARY RESEARCH AWARD

HATCHING BLUEBIRDS ON CAMPUS: THE STORY BEHIND URSULINE'S NEW EASTERN BLUEBIRD TRAIL 
Bravina Talia Trovato
Faculty Research Advisor: Jenise Snyder, Ph.D.




CO-WINNERS OF CORE CONNECTION AWARD: Catherine Powers, Emily Gross-Rosenblatt, Katelyn M. Stewart, Erin C. Kezele.


DEAN'S AWARD: ORAL PRESENTATION winner Courtney Jackson


DEAN'S AWARD: POSTER PRESENTATION winners Catherine Powers and Emily Gross-Rosenblatt


UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT LIBRARY RESEARCH AWARD winner Aimee Pearce


GRADUATE STUDENT LIBRARY RESEARCH AWARD and ACHIEVING WITH TECHNOLOGY AWARD winner Scott Plescia


BEST INTEGRATION OF THE HUMANITIES IN AN INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH PROJECT AWARD winner Nicholas C. Wilson


THE SECOND ANNUAL STUDENT RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM WAS HELD APRIL 29, 2014
AND WAS ANOTHER GREAT SUCCESS!
THANKS TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED!
AWARD WINNERS 2014
ACHIEVING WITH TECHNOLOGY
(Sponsor: Computer Information Services)
Ashley Sotak and Michele Hare


BEST INTEGRATION OF THE HUMANITIES IN AN INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH PROJECT
(Sponsor: Philosophy Dept.)
Kevin Kelly


  UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT RALPH M. BESSE LIBRARY RESEARCH AWARD
(Sponsor: Besse Library)
Tori Berg and Marissa Dean


GRADUATE STUDENT RALPH M. BESSE LIBRARY RESEARCH AWARD
(Sponsor: Besse Library)
Katherine Parker

THE CORE CONNECTION
(Sponsor: Ursuline Studies Program)
Molly Brown and Mary Heidamos


DEAN'S AWARD FOR ORAL PRESENTATION
(Sponsor: The School of Arts and Sciences)
Julianne Niland Palermo


SISTER ANN KELLY AWARD
(Sponsor: Office of the Vice President of Academic Affairs)
Paige Rowan and Courtney Jackson



CONGRATULATIONS to all students who participated! We look forward to the Third Annual Student Research Symposium in 2015!

Read below about the FIRST Symposium 2013 :

The School of Arts and Sciences sponsored the first Annual Student Research Symposium on May 2, 2013, in the Pilla Student Center. This event showcased and rewarded outstanding student scholarship and research at Ursuline. Its purpose was to recognize this research, provide incentives for work of high quality, and encourage a higher level of research participation on campus.



Students presented posters, displays, multi-media presentations, or papers of their research as part of their class project, independent study, honors project, capstone course, or other research activity.

Awards were granted to students in the following categories:

ACHIEVING WITH TECHNOLOGY:
Marissa Dean and Kayla Stefancic: The Stigma of Bipolar Disorder: Labeling, Social Distance and Stereotyping (poster)

BEST INTEGRATION OF THE HUMANITIES IN AN INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH PROJECT:
Khala Michelle Bush: Your Insides Matter Most (poster)

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT RALPH M. BESSE LIBRARY RESEARCH AWARD:
Marissa Dean and Kayla Stefancic: The Stigma of Bipolar Disorder: Labeling, Social Distance and Stereotyping (poster)

GRADUATE STUDENT RALPH M. BESSE LIBRARY RESEARCH AWARD:
Emily Smith: Cain Park (oral presentation)

DEAN'S AWARD: ORAL PRESENTATION:
Stephanie Pratt: The Practice of Vertical Farming and Growing

DEAN'S AWARD: POSTER PRESENTATION:
Jennifer Wisen: Progress Toward A Novel Diphosphinite 2,6-Diphenylpyridine Analog of m-Terphenyl Pincer Ligands