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