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Student Research and Creative Activity Conference - April 9, 2021

*(Update - Both the "Anxiety" and "History" oral presentation sessions have been moved to the 3 pm time slot).*

The Honors College is thrilled to present our extended virtual conference this year. 

Posters are available on the Student Research and Creative Activity Conference website from Wednesday April 7th through Friday April 16th. Don’t forget to leave a comment for all the wonderful presenters, most of whom are undergraduate students, who can benefit from knowing that you stopped by. In addition, on Friday April 9th there will be synchronous drop-in presentation sessions where you can move freely from room to room and ask questions and/or provide feedback directly to the presenter.

The oral presentations will run synchronously also on Friday afternoon. These will have multiple presenters in a room, who will present at prescheduled times. The full schedule for poster and oral presentations are below. Now take your pens/pencils/styluses and mark your favorites. Thanks in advance for making this year’s conference a success.

A recorded pair of performances by two of EIU’s amazing music ensembles will also feature at 4 p.m.

We begin our program at 11 a.m. with the winners of Booth Library’s awards for excellence, recognizing outstanding graduate and undergraduate research. Each awardee will give a brief precis of their work during this opening session.

 

 

 

BOOTH LIBRARY AWARDS FOR STUDENT RESEARCH EXCELLENCE SHOWCASE

11 am  

https://eiu.zoom.us/j/94165417191

During the showcase, our first- through third-place honorees will present a 5- to 7-minute summary of their research. Please join us as we provide feedback and congratulate these students on their achievements.

 

Graduate division:

•          Nicole Bridges, a History student, won first place for Mothers, Wives, and Sisters…But Also Citizens: Defining the Duty of Female Civilians Through the Publications of the Pankhurst Sisters during The Great War.

•          James Kowalski, a History student, won second place for ‘Everyone is Suffering’: The Redefinition of Shell Shock from Curious National Concern to Conventionalized National Baggage in Post-World War I Britain.

•          Carol Bruce Tagoe, an Economics student, won third place for Developed Stock Market Integration: New Evidence from the Pre- and Post-Financial Crisis of 2007-2009.

 

Undergraduate division:

•          Paul Abraham, a Public Health student, won first place for Voluntary Refusal of the Seasonal Influenza Vaccine.

•          Penny Nigh, a Communication student, won second place for Cultivating a Cohesive Workplace by Integrating Soft Skills Training in Professional Development Programs and Resources.

•          Alexandra Mann, a History student, won third place for The Women of Wrigley’s Dainty Baseball League.

 

 

 

POSTER PRESENTATIONS

A1 12:00-12:50 Nutrition and Dietetics

https://eiu.zoom.us/j/91245861072

Abigail Mann, Nutrition and Dietetics
Examining Effects of Mixing Variations on Physical and Sensory Characteristics of Muffins
Faculty Mentor: Melissa Maulding, Nutrition and Dietetics

Niondina Nyström, Exercise Science
Mixing strokes will effect volume and tunneling in muffins
Faculty Mentor: Melissa Maulding, Nutrition and Dietetics

Lauren Brake, Nutrition and Dietetics
Effects of Stirring on Gluten Development in Muffins
Faculty Mentor: Melissa Maulding, Nutrition and Dietetics

Hannah Lindsey, Nutrition and Dietetics
The  Effect of Stirs on Gluten Development in Muffins
Faculty Mentor: Melissa Maulding, Nutrition and Dietetics

Jeanette Swick, Nutrition and Dietetics
Effects of Volume and Tunneling of Muffins, Based on Stroke Count
Faculty Mentor: Melissa Maulding, Nutrition and Dietetics

Quera Owens, Nutrition and Dietetics
Gluten Development in Muffins
Faculty Mentor: Krystal Lynch, Nutrition and Dietetics

Lia Templeman, Nutrition and Dietetics
Effects of the Number of Mixing Strokes on the Volume and Tunneling of Plain Muffins
Faculty Mentor: Melissa Maulding, Nutrition and Dietetics

 

A2 12:00-12:50 Tech

https://eiu.zoom.us/j/93798146134

Kyle Ignalaga, Rob Forrest Computer and Information Technology
Social Simulator
Faculty Mentor: Wutthigrai Boonsuk, Computer Information Technology

Ke'Ara Cherry, Computer and Information Technology
Water Monitoring Application
Faculty Mentor: Wuthigrai Boonsuk, School of Technology

Clement Niyigena, Computer Information Technology
Mobile Application
Faculty Mentor: Wutthigrai Boonsuk, School of Technology

Zachary Martin, Computer and Information Technology
A Guide to a Smarter Safer Home
Faculty Mentor: Wutthigrai Boonsuk, School of Technology

Caden Miller, Computer and Information Technology
Language Design using Virtual Machines and Variable Security
Faculty Mentor: Wutthigrai Boonsuk, School of Technology

Grant Sims, Jose Esparza Computer and Information Technology
Analyzing Functionality and Design of EIU Applications.
Faculty Mentor: Wutthigrai Boonsuk, School of Technology

Tiffani Jones, Michael Warren, Computer Information Technology
Utilizing Real-Time Facial Recognition to Allow for Keyless Home Entry
Faculty Mentor: Wutthigrai Boonsuk, School of Technology

 

B1 1:00-1:50 Health

https://eiu.zoom.us/j/96041237836

Nicole Cirrencione, Nutrition and Dietetics
Effects of Nutritional Status on the Response to Treatment of Pediatric Oncology Patients
Faculty Mentor: Krystal Lynch, Nutrition and Dietetics

Paul Abraham, Health Administration
No Flu at EIU
Faculty Mentor: Amanda Harvey, Public Health

Annabelle Heddell, Community Health
Growing Up Healthy: Young Adults and their Readiness to Transition to Independent Healthcare
Faculty Mentor: Lauri DeRuiter-Willems, Public Health

Karina Davis, Health Administration
Nutrition Education in Higher Learning
Faculty Mentor: Amanda Harvey, Public Health

Sabrina Chu, Chas Campbell, Recreation Administration
The Future Charleston Recreation Center​
Faculty Mentor: Andrew Kerins, Recreation Administration

Emily Bernard, Community Health
Mental Health during COVID-19
Faculty Mentor: Lauri DeRuiter-Willems, Department of Public Health

Jade Mellen, Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Considerations for Family Therapy: Religious and Gender and Sexually Diverse Clients
Faculty Mentor: Angela Yoder, Counseling and Higher Education

Andrisell Martinez, Counseling and Higher Education - Clinical Track
Use of Play Therapy in Counseling Children of Individuals With Substance Use Disorders
Faculty Mentor: Angela Yoder, Counseling and Higher Education

Cheyenne Warman-Neal, Nutrition and Dietetics
The relationship between food insecurity and maladaptive eating patterns: A systematic review
Faculty Mentor: Krystal Lynch, Nutrition and Dietetics

 

B2 1:00-1:50 STEM and Technology

https://eiu.zoom.us/j/96480933772

Patrick Mallaney, Physics Astronomy
How Accurate are Astronomy Photometric Systems
Faculty Mentor: Tyler Linder, Physics

Avani Flanagan, Aleigh Crowder, Engineering Technology
Examination of Natural and Synthetic Knotted Fibers Using Polarized Light Microscopy
Faculty Mentor: Isaac Slaven, School of Technology

Allen Johanson, MS in Technology
The Importance of Safety Training in Identifying Workplace Safety Hazards: Examining the Dunning-Kruger Effect in Occupational Safety
Faculty Mentor: Isaac Slaven, School of Technology

Luken Henness, Computer and Info Technology
Controlling Multiple Robotics With an Interactive Graphical User Interface
Faculty Mentor: Wutthigrai Boonsuk, School of Technology

Jacob Williams, Computer Information and Technology
Complex Computing on a Budget: A Case Study of Cluster Computing and Applications
Faculty Mentor: Wutthigrai Boonsuk, School of Technology

Sam Erickson, BJ Ojo, Engineering Technology
Small Scale Hemp Decorticator
Faculty Mentor: Isaac Slaven, School of Technology

 

B3 1:00-1:50 COVID Foodways (Anthropology)

https://eiu.zoom.us/j/94799831864

Elaine Barnes, General Studies major
COVID-19: The Impact on Food Insecurity
Faculty Mentor: Angela Glaros, Sociology/Anthropology

Matt Coleman, General Studies major
"Champaign Restaurants Adapting to the Challenges of COVID"
Faculty Mentor: Angela Glaros, Sociology/Anthropology

Brandon Downen, Sociology major
The Giving Place: A Central Illinois Food Pantry Addresses Food Insecurity
Faculty Mentor: Angela Glaros, Sociology/Anthropology

Ian Hannah, Psychology major
Food, Friends and Family: Altered Eating Traditions during COVID
Faculty Mentor: Angela Glaros, Sociology/Anthropology

Makalah Koeberlein, Psychology major
Commensality during COVID: The Impact of the Pandemic on Eating with Others
Faculty Mentor: Angela Glaros, Sociology/Anthropology

Duncan Price, Sociology major
Drive to Fries: Fast Food During COVID-19
Faculty Mentor: Angela Glaros, Sociology/Anthropology

Dawson Rhoads, FCS/Dietetics major
Do We Gather Together? Holiday Meals during COVID
Faculty Mentor: Angela Glaros, Sociology/Anthropology

Emily Sivia, Sociology major
Eating On and Off Campus: EIU Students and Access to Food during COVID
Faculty Mentor: Angela Glaros, Sociology/Anthropology

Crystol Smith, General Studies major
How COVID-19 Changed the University Dining Experience
Faculty Mentor: Angela Glaros, Sociology/Anthropology

Manny Uribe, General Studies major
Food Waste in the COVID-19 Pandemic
Faculty Mentor: Angela Glaros, Sociology/Anthropology

 

 

C1 2:00-2:50 CDS

https://eiu.zoom.us/j/95478048597

Bayley Neece, Laurel Teller, Communication Disorder Sciences
Generalization in Speech Sound Disorders: Research and Practice​
Faculty Mentor: Laurel Teller, Communication Disorder Sciences

Shelby Freeman, Communication Disorders and Sciences
Foster Parents’ Knowledge and Perceptions of Behaviors and Behavior Management in Children with Adverse Childhood Experiences
Faculty Mentor: Nichole Mulvey, Communication Disorders and Sciences

Ellie Tutewiler, Communication Disorders and Sciences
Teaching Object and Gesture Imitation to Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder Using Reciprocal Imitation Training
Faculty Mentor: Jacki Tish, Communication Disorders and Sciences

Claire Conrady, Laurel Teller, Communication Disorders and Sciences
Effect of Online Learning Modules on Sound Segmentation in Preprofessional Instruction
Faculty Mentor: Laurel Teller, Communication Disorders and Sciences

Grace Snider, Communication Disorders and Sciences
Comparison of Language Sample Analysis Procedures
Faculty Mentor: Nichole Mulvey, Communication Disorders and Sciences

 

C2 2:00-2:50 Art and History

 https://eiu.zoom.us/j/97404468334

Kofi Bazzell-Smith, Studio Art
Rabbit and Toad: manga series
Faculty Mentor: Bradley Olson, Art

Zarek Nolen, Curriculum and Instruction
Korean War Coverage in High School History Textbooks
Faculty Mentor: John Bickford, Teaching, Learning, and Foundations

Sydney Gelb, History with Teacher Licensure
Richard W. Young and The Great War
Faculty Mentor: Edmund Wehrle, History

John Bien, History with Teacher Licensure
Collegiate Journalism: Kent State Shooting
Faculty Mentor: Edmund Wehrle, History

Kimberly McWherter, History with Teacher Licensure
Race Riots: The East St. Louis Race Riot of 1917 and the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921
Faculty Mentor: Edmund Wehrle, History

Miranda Smith, History with Teacher Licensure; Math with Teacher Licensure
TransAtlantic Asylums: Pliny Earle, A Visit to Thirteen Asylums for the Insane in Europe, and the American Asylum
Faculty Mentor: Bonnie Laughin-Schultz, History


 

Oral Presentations

A3 12-12:50 Physics and Chemistry        

https://eiu.zoom.us/j/94462038294   

Start Time: 12 pm    Katelynn Fuller-Svarz, Chemistry
Development and Evaluation of a Fluorescent Probe to Detect the Expression of Glutamate Carboxypeptidase II
Faculty Mentor: Gopal Periyannan, Chemistry

Start Time: 12:15 pm    Matthew Hartung, Computational Physics
Computer Modeling and Simulation of a Falling Slinky
Faculty Mentor: Jie Zou, Physics

Start Time: 12:30 pm    Michel Inman, Physics
Neutron Radiation Effects on Semiconductor Devices
Faculty Mentor: Douglas Brandt, Physics and Engineering

 

A4 12-12:50 In school

https://eiu.zoom.us/j/92209078863      

Start Time: 12 pm    Toluwalase Solomon, Curriculum and Instruction
Unchallenged and Obedient: Status of Nigeria junior secondary school social studies curriculum.
Faculty Mentor: John Bickford, Teaching, Learning, and Foundations.

Start Time: 12:15 pm    Shannon Watkins, Curriculum & Instruction
Taking a look at The Chicago Renaissance: A Literary Movement
Faculty Mentor: John Bickford, Teaching, Learning, and Foundations

Start Time: 12:30 pm    Erin Zurek, CDS & Foreign Languages: Spanish
SLP Practice and Assessment of Bilingual Students in Illinois
Faculty Mentor: Angela Anthony, CDS

 

 

 

 

 

C3 2-2:50 Health Issues

https://eiu.zoom.us/j/95531620742

Start Time: 2 pm    Monique Mays, Health Promotion
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome in Women
Faculty Mentor: Misty Rhoads, Public Health

Start Time: 2:15 pm    Ambrosia Roberts, Health Administration
STI's Among College Students
Faculty Mentor: Misty Rhoads, Public Health

Start Time: 2:30 pm    Abigail Smith, CDS
Knowledge, Perception, and Implementation of Oral Care in Patients with Head and Neck Cancer Before, During, and After Radiation Therapy
Faculty Mentor: Nichole Mulvey, CDS

 

 

C4 2-2:50 Politics

https://eiu.zoom.us/j/96518262100

Start Time: 2 pm    Hunter Driggers, Political Science
The Relationship between Socioeconomic Inequality and Authoritarian
Faculty Mentor: Ryan Burge, Political Science

Start Time: 2:15 pm    Ian Palacios, Philosophy & English
A Commonsense Case for Animal Politics
Faculty Mentor: Janelle DePetro, Philosophy

 

D1 3-3:50 COVID contact tracing panel

https://eiu.zoom.us/j/91322742593

Paul Abraham, Annabelle Heddell, Monique Mays, Public Health
Contact Tracing @EIU:  an Interprofessional Learning Experience
Faculty Mentor: Sheila Simons, Public Health
(Additional members of the COVID contact tracing team: Ambrosia Roberts, Juliana Gratzl, and Emily Bernard)

 

D2 3-3:50 Business and Technology

https://eiu.zoom.us/j/98419076007

Start Time: 3 pm    Md Ziad Haidar, MBA
The CSR Activities of Illinois’ Fastest Growing Private Companies
Faculty Mentor: Dr. David Boggs, School of Business

Start Time: 3:15 pm    Jason Tabit, Business Management
The Decision to Play: College Football in the Era of COVID-19
Faculty Mentor: Michael Dobbs, Management

Start Time: 3:30 pm    Jacob Williams, Computer Information and Technology
Complex Computing on a Budget: A Case Study of Cluster Computing and Applications
Faculty Mentor: Wutthigrai Boonsuk, School of Technology

 

 

D3 3-4:15 Sustainability

https://eiu.zoom.us/j/95882648806

Start Time: 3 pm    Arwa Ibrahim, Sustainability
Fulbright Scholar and research interest in "The role of Water Food Energy Nexus in addressing energy crisis in Sudan"
Faculty Mentor: Nichole Hugo, Sustainability

Start Time: 3:15 pm    Martin Osei, Sustainability
Phase Change Thermal Storage: Cooking with more Power and Versatility
Faculty Mentor: Nichole Hugo, Hospitality and Tourism Management

Start Time: 3:30 pm    Shaibu Ibrahim, Sustainable Energy
Improving voltage stability in solar PV grid integration
Faculty Mentor: Peter Liu, Sustainability

Start Time: 3:45 pm    Christine Kariuki, Sustainable Energy
Investigating Validity of Environmental Kuznets Curve Hypothesis in Kenya: Role of Renewable Energy, Trade Openness, Agriculture and FDI
Faculty Mentor:  Nichole Hugo, Hospitality and Tourism Management

 

 

D4 3-3:50 Nutrition

https://eiu.zoom.us/j/97027431419

Start Time: 3:00 pm    Madison Easton, Dietetics
Using Marketing Strategies to Encourage Donations to the Partners in Produce Program
Faculty Mentor: Krystal Lynch, Nutrition and Dietetics

Start Time: 3:15 pm    Ruth Nicholson, Dietetics
The Effects of a Diabetes Management Education Program on Diabetes Knowledge and Self-Competencies Among Public School Nursing Staff: A Pilot Study
Faculty Mentor: Krystal Lynch, Nutrition and Dietetics

Start Time: 3:30 pm    Asana Rimal, Nutrition and Dietetics
Potential Role of Vitamin D supplements in Treatment and Prevention of Depressive Symptoms in Adults
Faculty Mentor: Krystal Lynch, Nutrition and Dietetics

 

D5 3-3:50 History

https://eiu.zoom.us/j/96179512709

Start Time: 3 pm    Alex Mann, History w/ teacher licensure
The Women of Wrigley's Dainty Baseball League
Faculty Mentor: Edmund Wehrle, History

Start Time: 3:15 pm    Jackson Melvin, History
Ten Tongues and One Lie: Turco-Roman Diplomacy in Late Antiquity
Faculty Mentor: Lee Patterson, History

 

D6 3-3:50 Anxiety

https://eiu.zoom.us/j/92857204004

Start Time: 3 pm    William Barquin, Psychology
The effects of anxiety and exercise on working memory
Faculty Mentor: Jeffrey Stowell, Psychology

Start Time: 3:15 pm    Kaylee Spinner, Neuroscience
Effects of COVID-19 on the Perceived Anxiety and Coping Mechanisms of Undergraduate College Students
Faculty Mentor: Jeffrey Stowell, Psychology

 

E1 4-4:50 College Student Affairs

https://eiu.zoom.us/j/98824455242

Start Time: 4 pm    Sophie Cieslicki, College Student Affairs
Female Student Service Member’s Higher Education and Military Transitions
Faculty Mentor: Jon Coleman, Counseling and Higher Education

Start Time: 4:15 pm    Anna Goldberg, College Student Affairs
Adapting to Change: Transitional Experiences of Vertical Transfer Students
Faculty Mentor: Richard Roberts, Counseling and Higher Education

 

E2 4-4:50 Music Ensemble Performances

https://eiu.zoom.us/j/97874554920

Charles Gounod–Petite Symphonie

flute–Elizabeth Ornduff
oboe–Riley Cutright
oboe–Carleigh Tessereau
clarinet–Haley Harrison
clarinet–Maura Daly
clarinet–Ashlyn Dahler
horn–Caitlyn Ricketts
horn–Trevor Huffman
bassoon–Jay Dawson
bass clarinet–Sean Haynes
conducted by Alicia Neal

 

Madeline Dring, Trio for Flute, Oboe, and Piano
flute-Elizabeth Ornduff
oboe-Riley Cutright
piano-Hyeonjeong Gong
mentored by Victor Cayres de Mendonca