ShowcaseEIU : Campus Undergraduate Research Conference 

Friday  March 28, 2014  - Papers 1-4 pm, Posters 4 - 5:30 pm - Doudna Fine Arts Center

Preliminary Presentation and Poster List

 

Art. Drama. Science. Astounding food. We've got it all at the sixth annual Showcase EIU undergraduate research conference. The preliminary paper list follows below. A complete schedule will follow by the end of the week. 

Oral Presentations (1-3:45 pm - Doudna Lecture Hall and Doudna 1524) 

Welcome (Doudna Lecture Hall)

1 -1:20 pm    There and Back Again: A Chemist’s Tale of Studying Molecular Shape and Reactivity                             Megan Schutzbach
                      Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kraig Wheeler                           Chemistry

 

1:20-1:40 pm  Margaret Brundage: The Pulp Pin-Up Illustrator
                        Alexandra Beetz
                        Faculty Mentor: Dr. Caroline Simpson                        Art History

1:40-2:00 pm   The Reign of Deitch
                         Jenna Linder
                         Faculty Mentor: Dr. Caroline Simpson                      Art History

Break

2:10-2:30 pm   Mental Health Status of EMS Providers
                         Jasmine Wendt-Ballard
                         Faculty Mentor: Dr. Misty Rhoads                              Health Studies

 

2:30-2:50 pm    Effects of Attention on Memory for Emotional Faces and Events
                          Ashley Lamb
                          Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jeffrey Stowell                           Psychology

 

2:50-3:10 pm    Effects of Physical Attractiveness on the Perception of Mental Illness
                          Caitlin Garstkiewicz
                          Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jeffrey Stowell                            Psychology

Break

Doudna Room 1524

3:20-3:40 pm     Interpersonal Communication and the Digital Era
                           Yasmine Lozano
                           Faculty Mentor: Dr. Rodney Marshall                       Communication Studies

 

 

3:40-4:00 pm    Patients of Alzheimer’s and Their Families: Effects on Communication and                  
                          Personal Well-Being
                          Amanda Loehr  
                          Faculty Mentor: Dr. Melanie Mills                              Communication Studies

 

Doudna Lecture Hall

3:20-3:40 pm    The Historical Representation of Abraham Lincoln in Children’s Literature
                          Valerie Metz
                          Faculty Mentor: Dr. John H. Bickford III 
                          Early Childhood, Elementary, and Middle Level Education

 

3:40-4:00 pm    Scenes from GOOD BOYS AND TRUE and BOY’S LIFE, and Monologue from MASS                                   APPEAL
                           Jacob Cole, Alexander Truccano
                          Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kevin Doolen                             Theatre Arts

 

Poster Presentations  (4-5:30 in Doudna Fine Arts Center Concourse - this is also where the astounding food will be on offer)

Resistance Vest
Nick Anderson
Faculty Mentor: Ms. Lee Ann Price                                Kinesiology Sports Studies

 

A Comparison of Coral Zones from Within the Devonian Lingle (St. Laurent) Formation from the Illinois Basin
Brandon Bobal
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Katie Lewandowski                         Geology

 

Speaking at Appropriate Times: Increasing Speaking when it’s Appropriate of a 3rd Grade Student
Amy Britton
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jennifer Stringfellow,                     Special Education
                            Mrs. Stephanie Woodley

 

Textbook Drive for Salahaddin University
Kelsey Brooke
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Marko Grunhagen                         School of Business

 

Blackhawk Trail Needs Assessment
Mollie Brown, Alexis Gooch, Michelle Mark, Taylor Gross
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Michael Mulvaney                         Recreation Administration

 

An Analysis of Media Use and Public Opinion toward the Affordable Care Act  
Matthew Cain
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Richard Wandling                         Political Science

 

When Students switch Instruments: Techniques for Successful Embouchure Change
Rose Cloud, Jaime Escatel
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Danelle Larson                            Music, Music Education

 

Abortion Among Women Attending College
Emily Cook
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Misty Rhoads                               Health Studies

 

The Psychology of a Sugar Addiction 
Alexandra Curtis
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jeffrey Stowell                             Psychology

 

Keep Calm and Cope on: How Families Cope with Childhood Cancer
Christine Czapek      
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Lisa Moyer                                   Family and Consumer Sciences

 

Internship Experiences of EIU Management Majors
Elie Dakhoul, Megan Silke
Faculty Mentor: Ms. Renee Stroud                              School of Business

 

A CVPA for an Indoor Rock Climbing Wall at EIU
Sean Diamond
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Michael Mulvaney                         Recreation Administration

 

Structure Determination of H2C=CHF⋯H2C=CF2 by Fourier-Transform Microwave Spectroscopy
Rachel Dorris
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Rebecca Peebles                           Chemistry

 

Factors Influencing Eating Behaviors of College Students: Dining Out vs. eating at Home 
Emily Dupuis
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Melanie Tracy Burns                     Family and Consumer Sciences

 

Physique Profile of NCAA Division I NCAA Women’s Rugby Athletes
Molly Dyer
Faculty Mentor: Dr. John Emmett, Dr. Brian Pritschet   Kinesiology Sports Studies

 

Rates of Teacher’s Behavior Specific Praise and Relation to Disruptive Behavior

Morgan Eldridge, Sawyer Howe
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Lyndsay Jenkins                           Psychology

 

Performance Testing of a New Knot for Life Safety and Rope Access Applications

Stephany Fonseca
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Isaac Slaven                               School of Technology 

 

Morphological Shape Change of the Jaw between Sand Shiner (Notropis stramineus) and Silverjaw (Notropis bucatus) Minnows over the Ontogeny
Colby Gerth
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Anabela Resende da Maia             Biological Sciences

 

Effects of Pioglitazone on Liver Cell Bioenergetics
David Grimm, Leo Altamirano
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Michael Menze                             Biological Sciences

 

Women's Role in South East Asian Politics
Courtney Harfmann
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Lilian Barria                                Political Science

 

Five Step Spelling Strategy
Jessica Howse
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jennifer L. Stringfellow                Special Education

 

An Investigation of Chemical Interferences in Two Different Methods of Vehicle Arson Accelerant Identification
Lauren Humphrey
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Doug Klarup                               Chemistry

 

A Case Study of Attachment and Resilience Variance in a Midwestern Family
Kelly Inda
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Crystal Duncan Lane                  Family and Consumer Sciences

 

Personal Roots of Representation: Applying Burden's Model to Female Leaders in State Legislatures
Lindsey Juszczak
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Melinda Mueller                          Political Science

 

Synthesis and Evaluation of a New Dye Molecule For Use in Dye-Sensitized Solar (DSS) Cells
Savannah Kapper
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Mark McGuire                             Chemistry

 

Decreasing Latency of Following Directions by Changing Seating Arrangement
Mallory Kowaleski
Faculty Mentors: Mrs. Stephanie Woodley & Dr. Jennifer Stringfellow 
                                                                               Special Education

 

Reading Comprehension: Using Repeated Readings as an Effective Intervention
Ally Kupersmith
Faculty Mentors:  Mrs. Stephanie Woodley & Dr. Jennifer Stringfellow
                                                                                Special Education

 

Women Readers in Virginia Woolf
Jill Monroe
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ruth Hoberman                            English

 

Wrist Range of Motion Rehab Tool
Whitney Odom
Faculty Mentor: Ms. Lee Ann Price                               Kinesiology and Sports Studies

 

Double Stops from Beginning to Bach
Lisa Perfors
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Anna Cromwell                               Music

 

The Effects of Communication Partner Training on AAC Users
Jessica Phillips
Faculty Mentor: Mrs. Trina Becker, Mrs. Beth Bergstrom Communication Disorders and Science

 

Role of Late Embryogenesis Abundant Proteins in Desiccation-Induced Apoptosis
Benjamin Poznic
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Michael Menze                             Biological Sciences

 

The role of spiny dorsal fins                      
Brooke Probst                  
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Anabela Resende da Maia             Biological Sciences          

 

Languages for Young Learners  
Shana Sanchez, Katherine Eckberg, Jaime Escatel, Maureen Ofiara, Veronica Skidmore, Aaron Thompson, Mary Beth Xenakis               
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Christiane Eydt-Beebe                   Modern Languages

 

Archery Rehab Bow
Jordan Schertz
Faculty Mentor: Ms. Lee Ann Price                               Kinesiology and Sports Studies

 

Increasing Positive Social Behaviors in Students
Kim Shambo
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jennifer L. Stringfellow                  Special Education

 

The President and the Supreme Court
Ashley Shula             
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Melinda Mueller                             Political Science

 

Acceptability and Preference of Whole Grain Pasta by College Students
Cecilia Smith
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Melanie Tracy Burns                      Family and Consumer Sciences

 

“I carry War in my right hand and in my left Peace”: George Rogers Clark and the Illinois Country Middle Ground during the American Revolution
Mark Stanford                    
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Charles R. Foy                               History

 

Biomimetic Approaches in Cryopreservation
Blake Stokich 
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Michael Menze                               Biological Sciences

 

A Financial Plan for an Archery Club
Nathaniel Talley
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Michael Mulvaney                          Recreation Administration

 

 Bullying: Different types of Defending Behaviors and Social Skills 
Erin Tomasino, Chloe Suchy                                 
Faculty Mentor:  Dr. Lyndsay Jenkins                             Psychology

 

Myanmar: A Correlation between Education and Democracy?
Ciara Wagoner
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Lilian Barria                                    Political Science

 

Synthetic Marijuana Abuse in a College Athlete - A Case Study
Connor Webster
Faculty Mentor: Dr. John Storsved                                 Kinesiology and Sports Studies

 

Hot Dog Shop
Carla Weschenfelder, Kasandra Wick
Faculty Mentor: Mr. Jeff Oetting                                      School of Business

 

Healthy Eating on a Budget: A Grocery Cart Display
Kara Wilcoxon
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Melanie Tracy Burns                           Family and Consumer Sciences