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  • Home / News / Student Research Symposium April 26 will showcase creative inquiry | Ursuline College - Liberal Arts Education in Ohio

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    Student Research Symposium April 26 will showcase creative inquiry

    April 24, 2017

    Ursuline College honors student accomplishment with its Fifth Annual Student Research Symposium on Wednesday, April 26 from 6-8pm in the Pilla Atrium. Research topics ranging from news source bias to the effects of caffeine on heart muscle will showcase a tremendous diversity of academic exploration.

    Posters will be on display in the Pilla Atrium starting at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 25.

    Awards to be presented are:

    • Achieving with Technology Award
    • Best Integration of the Humanities in an Interdisciplinary Research Project Award
    • The Core Connection Award
    • Library Research Award

    Dr. Sarah Preston, interim dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, said, "In the Student Research Symposium, we have provided a public forum for Ursuline students to present their research and scholarship. The presentations reflect our faculty members’ dedication to teaching excellence and our students’ curiosity, as well as a showcase for their problem-solving skills. Research is defined differently by each discipline. You will see many disciplines of our curriculum on display."

    This year’s research topics are:

    • Effect of Lavender Oil on Kinesthetic Test Anxiety
    • News Source Bias: Real or Imagined?
    • Effect of Hypoxia on Tocopherol Transfer Protein Promoter Methylation
    • Exploring Positive Effects of Stress Using Perception, Prosocial Behavior & Art Expression
    • Understanding Women’s Psychological Experience of Abortion
    • Detecting Heavy Metals in Passerine Bird Eggs
    • Understanding Field Experience Through the Use of Fiber Arts
    • Summary of Study on Raman Spectroscopy Being Used to Detect Breast Cancer
    • Effects of Caffeine on Cardiac Muscle
    • Reaction Times Between Open Skilled Sports and Closed Skill Sports
    • Characterization of beta-sheet Fluorescent Markers Including A Novel Dihydroxychromene Dye
    • What’s in Your Mouth? A Study of Mint, Mastication and Their Effects on Test-Taking Skills
    • Art-Based Research: Fostering Growth in Students on the Autism Spectrum
    • Cleveland’s Gothic Table Fountain
    • Designing Ursuline
    • Impact of Art Therapy on Fine Motor Development in Children with Down Syndrome