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19th Annual Student Research and Creative Endeavor Symposium

Research Symposium

On Wednesday, March 30, 2016, the 19th Annual IPFW Student Research and Creative Endeavor Symposium gave IPFW students and faculty a chance to present fascinating research from across campus. The College of Arts and Sciences was very well represented; of the one hundred posters at the 2016 symposium, College of Arts and Sciences students presented seventy-eight posters. COAS students impressed both in their numbers and performance: all nine awards announced at the end of the symposium were awarded to COAS students (see below for awardee details).

 

Research Symposium Presenter

Bre Anne Briskey (psychology and history double major) presented "The Struggle for Recognition during 19th Century Mexico" for judges Deborah Baur, assistant professor of history, and Stephen Buttes, assistant professor of Spanish.

 

Research Symposium Presenter

Elizabeth Eravo (international language and culture studies) and her infant son presented "Phantom Fictions: María Luisa Bombal, Pía Barros and the Anxiety of Authorship."

 

Research Symposium Presenter

Many research projects demonstrated the community benifits possible through research at IPFW, including the above pictured Heath Hurst (geosciences) and his poster "Best Management Practices and Soil Water Quality: Adams County, Indiana." In his research, Hurst examined the best ways to control polution in local streams.

 

Research Symposium Presenter

Keslie Gillig (anthropology) spoke on her current research, "Prosody Markers as Phonetic Correlates for Persuasive Language in ISIS Speech." Gillig won the symposium's second prize for undergraduate student posters. She is also featured in the College of Arts and Sciences' Major Factor series.

 

Research Symposium Presenter

Md Ibrahim (biology) presented "Phyllanthus niruri Supplemented Diet as a Modulator of Stress and Immune Responses in Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus), Reared in Inland Recirculation and Aquaponics Systems." There were an impressive twenty-five research projects from biology students at the research symposium

 

Tusky and Presenter

The symposium offered students a chance to gain experience presenting their research to judges and community members, and have some fun! IPFW mascot Tusky helped Danielle Parsons (psychology) present her poster, "Social Conformity to Moral Dilemmas."

See more photos from the event on the College of Arts and Sciences' facebook page and check out student posters on the Opus website.

College of Arts and Sciences Winners

Graduate Student Awards

First prize: $250 First Place Winner
Kumud Joshi, biology
"The Mechanism of Rag5 Mediated Resistance to Soybean Aphids"
Faculty sponsor: Assistant Professor Vamsi Nalam, biology

Second prize: $200Second Place Winner
Lindsay McKenna, biology
"Embryonic and Hatchling Vocalization in Olive Ridley Sea Turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea)"
Faculty sponsor: Professor Frank Paladino, biology

Third prize: $150
Patrick Selig and Kumud Joshi, biologyResearch Symposium Winner
"Alternative Splicing of a Host Defense Regulatory Gene in Soybean (Glycine max) and Its Splicing Signature to Soybean Aphids"
Faculty sponsors: Assistant Professor Punya Nachappa and Assistant Professor Vamsi Nalam, biology

 

Undergraduate Student Awards:

First prize: $250
Gladys Calderon and Elisa Hernandez, psychology
"Social Network Behaviors, Personality, and Romantic Relationships"
Faculty sponsor: Associate Professor Michelle Drouin, psychology

Second prize: $200
Kelsie Gillig, anthropology
"Prosody Markers as Phonetic Correlates for Persuasive Language in ISIS Speech"
Faculty sponsor: Professor Lawrence Kuznar, anthropology

Third prize: $150 Research Symposium Winner
Sarah Bercot, English and linguistics, and international language and culture studies
"The Algerian Revolution: Zhor Zerari’s Prison Poetry in Translation"
Faculty sponsor: Professor Nancy Virtue, international language and culture studies

 

IPFW Sigma Xi Chapter Awards:

Graduate award
Kumud Joshi, biology
"The Mechanism of Rag5 Mediated Resistance to Soybean Aphids"
Faculty sponsor: Assistant Professor Vamsi Nalam, biology

Undergraduate award
Michael Stoller, geosciences
"Osteology of Miocene Fossil Fishes from the Nevada Test Site"
Faculty sponsor: Associate Professor Ben Dattilo, geosciences

Team award
Gladys Calderon and Elisa Hernandez, psychology
"Social Network Behaviors, Personality, and Romantic Relationships
Faculty sponsor: Associate Professor Michelle Drouin, psychology

See also the IPFW Sigma Xi web page for more photos of the event.