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Preliminary Schedule -  Student Research and Creative Discovery Conference - Friday April 5 , 2019

12:30 pm, Welcome & Undergraduate Research Mentor Awards, 12:30 pm, Booth Library Reference Room (Main Floor)

1- 3 pm Art Show, 1910, Doudna Fine Arts Ctr

1-4 pm, Oral Presentations, Lumpkin Hall

3-4 pm Music Performance, Recital Hall

1-2 pm Poster Presentation A (Odd numbers, Booth Library Reference Room)

2-3 pm Poster Presentation B (Even numbers, Booth Library Reference Room)

 

Lunch is served in Booth Library 1-2:30 pm

 

1 – 3 pm – Student Art Show – (Doudna Fine Arts, Gallery 1910)

A show by Senior Graphic Design Majors

 

1 pm Oral Presentations

Session 1 Education Explorations –
Lumpkin Hall 2011

1 pm     Noah Chubb    
Digital Intertextuality and Jazz Education: Defining an Anthropological Approach
    Faculty Mentor: Angela Glaros, Anthropology

1:15 pm   Robyn Heitman    
Instrumentalists’ Maintenance of Divided Attention using Multiple Attentional Resources
    Faculty Mentor: Danelle Larson, Music

1:30 pm   Razak Dwomoh    
The Development and Implications of Social Studies and History Curricula in Ghana
    Faculty Mentor: John Bickford, Teaching, Learning, and Foundations

 

Session  2 - History and Philosophy –
Lumpkin Hall 2020

1 pm   Godwin Gyimah    
The Forgotten History: Africa in the Face of the First World War - A Survey of the Gold Coast Colony
    Faculty Mentor: Sace Elder, History

1:15 pm   Katie Crane    
Ethics of Animals Welfare
    Faculty Mentor: Jonelle DePetro, Philosophy

1:30 pm   Jackson Melvin    
And the Waters Prevailed: Global Climate Justice and Relocation for the I-Kiribati
    Faculty Mentor: Richard England, Philosophy and Honors

 

2 pm Oral Presentations

Session 3 – Science and Technology – Lumpkin Hall 2011

2 pm   Prinsa Roka    
The Application of Blockchain technology in Business: A Literature Review
    Faculty Mentor: Chao Wen, Business

2:15 pm   Abigail Smith    
Perilous Pit of Polarization
    Faculty Mentor: CC Wharram, English

2:30 pm   Taylor Strehl    
Impacts of soil microbiome on invasive Lonicera maackii seedling success
    Faculty Mentor: Scott Meiners, Biological Science

 

2 pm English Panel 1 – Senior Honors Students at Work – Lumpkin Hall 2020

Ashlee Burton, Emily Oldham, Travis Moody    
Senior English Honors Students at Work
    Faculty Mentor: Melissa Caldwell, English

 

3 pm  English Panel 2 – Consuming to Death – Lumpkin Hall 2020

Lois Karimu, Anders Frank,  Logan Klepzig,  Luke Kurili,  Morgan Weishaar
Consuming to Death: from Marie Kondo-ing Away Our Guilt to Forgetting our Evolutionary Addiction to Culture
     Faculty Mentor: Suzie Park, English

3 pm - Manga Discussion - Kofi Bazzell-Smith, West Reading Room, Booth Library

3-4 pm Musical Performances (Doudna Fine Arts, Recital Hall)

  • EIU Woodwind Quintet (Riley Cutright, Abigail Emmert, I    ngrid Gross, Aaron Jones, and Brandon McDaniels)

Playing a selection from their repertoire including  Five Easy Dances by Denes Agay,

  • Crystal Bragg, Flute; Teresa Richard, Flute;  Ethan Hayward, Piano

Andante and Rondo for Two Flutes and Piano, Op. 25
Franz Doppler (1821-1883)

Grand Trio, Op. 119
Friedrich Kuhlau (1786-1832)

 

 

 

1 -1:50 pm Poster Session A  Booth Library Lobby & Reference Room (Odd numbers)

 

West Reading Room, Booth Library


1           Bing Bai    
Power Smart Life
    Faculty Mentor: Wutthigrai Boonsuk, School of Technology

 

3           Bryan Foster    
Effects of chemical composition on plant performance and associated insect communities across Solidago canadensis clones
    Faculty Mentor: Scott Meiners, Biological Sciences

 

5 Tulana Ariyaratne    
Solvation properties of supercritical carbon dioxide (sc-CO2) using chirped-pulse Fourier-transform microwave spectra of CO2/1,1-difluoroethene (DFE) mixtures.
    Faculty Mentor: Rebecca Peebles, Chemistry

 

7 Kyle Gray    
Development of Precision Virtual Reality Training Systems with Haptic Feedback Capabilities
    Faculty Mentor: Wutthigrai Boonsuk, School of Technology

 

9 Sarah Allen    
College Students' Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors on Factory Farming
    Faculty Mentor: Nikki Hillier, Health Promotion

 

11 William Boyer    
Comparison of Range between two foam projectile launchers
    Faculty Mentor: Isaac Slaven, School of Technology

 

13 Scott Janis    
Context Dependency Between Invasion Impacts and Fine Scale Controllers of Invasibility
    Faculty Mentor: Scott Meiners, Biological Sciences

 

15 Matthew Hartung    
Computer Modeling and Simulation of Diffraction by Apertures with Different Geometries
    Faculty Mentor: Jie Zou, Physics

 

17 Tanner Brown    
Determining Breaking Strength of Tie Down Straps Used in Transportation
    Faculty Mentor: Isaac Slaven, School of Technology

 

19 Hunter Levingston 
Leaf anatomy and Shared Derived Characteristics of Aeridinae (Vandeae, Orchidaceae)

    Faculty Mentor: Barbara Carlsward, Biological Sciences

21         Eric Micheli    
Synthesis and Spectroscopic Studies of Ytterbium (III) Porphyrinate Complexes
    Faculty Mentor: Hongshan He, Chemistry & Biochemistry

23 Daniel Valenzio,  Theodore Laleian
Battle Bot
    Faculty Mentor: Wutthigrai Boonsuk, School of Technology

25 Lindsey Carlson    
Food Science to Go: "Rethink Your Drink"
    Faculty Mentor: Melanie Burns, Dietetics

27 Kyle Reason, Alicia Aguilar
Living With Confidence: The Importance of Hip Health
   Faculty Mentor: Stacey Ruholl, Kinesiology, Sport, & Recreation

29 Shirley Mensah    
Morphological Changes On Eastern Illinois University Campus Over the Past 80 Years
    Faculty Mentor: David Viertel, Geology/Geography

31 Dinesh Balasooriya, Beibei Liu
Ytterbium (III) complexes of BODIPY- functionalized porphyrins for Biological Applications
    Faculty Mentor: Hongshan He, Chemistry

33 Scott Boersma    
Tattooing Among American Sailors and Maritime Communities from 1860 to 1945
    Faculty Mentor: Charles Foy, History

35 Jaynell Perera    
Detecting Bias: FOX News and CNN's Coverage on DACA
    Faculty Mentor: Ensung Kim, Journalism

37 Sam Gilbert    
Access or Exclusion? An Analysis of State Reproductive Rights and Comprehensive Sex Education
    Faculty Mentor: Melinda Mueller, Political Science

39 Ivan Czajkowski    
Fabrication and Analyzation of Photovoltaic Cells Using Thin Film Deposition
    Faculty Mentor: Douglas Brandt, Physics

41 Kaylee Fuller-Svarz    
Preparing Imine Analogues of Cinnamaldehyde Semicarbazone to Explore Their Photochromicity
    Faculty Mentor: Edward  M. Treadwell, Chemistry

42 Shane Melcom    
A Fresh Shipment of Disease:  The Navy’s Legacy on the Transference of the 1918 Influenza
    Faculty Mentor: Charles Foy, History

45 Araceli Campos,  Pamela Padilla, Maria Amill, Brianna Drake, Gabriella Durbin, Mayla Johanpeter, Esther Simon, Amber Svoboda, Katrina Thompson, Mayra Torres, Rachel Washburn
World Languages for Young Learners
 Faculty Mentor: Christiane Eydt-Beebe, Foreign Languages

47 Nia Butler    
Escape Behaviors: Increasing On-Topic Statements of a Student Using the Class Pass Intervention
    Faculty Mentor: Stephanie Woodley, Special Education

49 Alexandra Smith    
Behavior Specific Praise: Increasing Appropriate Communication Skills of a Third Grade Student
    Faculty Mentor: Stephanie Woodley, Special Education

51 Manas Sai Krishna Mudalla    
Nano Mouse Robot
    Faculty Mentor: Wutthigrai Boonsuk, School of Technology

 

2 -2:50 pm Poster Session B Booth Library Lobby & Reference Room (Even numbers)

 

2           Roger Freeman,   Jeff Okrasinski
Can Quenching Improve the Strength of a Standard Grade 2 Bolt?
    Faculty Mentor: Issac Slaven, Technology

 

4           Melissa Nathan    
Asiatic Acid and Madecassic Acid Promotes Neurite Outgrowth in Neuro2a Cells
    Faculty Mentor: Gordon Tucker, Biological Sciences

 

6 Ethan Hose   
Synthesis of Cinnamaldehyde Phenylsemicarbazones and Exploration of Their Photochromicity
    Faculty Mentor: Edward Treadwell, Chemistry

 

8 Jaismeen Dua    
Exploring emotion dysregulation as a component of social anxiety
    Faculty Mentor: Wesley Allan, Psychology

 

10 Caleb Hale    
The Effects of Nutrition on Depression in College Students
    Faculty Mentor: Nikki Hillier, Health Promotion

 

12 Dustin McMillan    
The effects of Paint on a life safety rope
    Faculty Mentor: Isaac Slaven, School of Technology

 

14 Ashley Parola    
Development of Skeletal Elements in Lake Sturgeon
    Faculty Mentor: Eloy Martinez, Biology

 

16 Dylan Eveland    Jacob Miller
Simulating Tower Climbing with Virtual Reality
    Faculty Mentor: Wutthigrai Boonsuk, School of Technology

 

18 James Proctor    
Examining the Effects of Cure Time and Physical Orientation on a Geosynthetic Cementitious Composite Mat (GCCM)
    Faculty Mentor: Isaac Slaven, Engineering Technology

 

20 Jenny Trafford    
Does Genetic Diversity Lead to Greater Variation in Crops for Sustainable Agriculture?
    Faculty Mentor: Scott Meiners, Biological Sciences

22 Derric Meyer    
Halogen Atom Effect on the Near-infrared Emission of Ytterbium (III) Porphyinate Complexes
    Faculty Mentor: Hongshan He, Chemistry

 

24 Autumn Frykholm,  John Bickford
Teaching About Matthew Shepard: Incorporating Civil Rights in the Classroom
    Faculty Mentor: John Bickford, Teaching, Learning, & Foundations

 

26 Allen Johanson    
Testing the Durability of Wood Welded Joints for Wood Working Applications
    Faculty Mentor: Isaac Slaven, School of Technology

 

28 Grace Lennox,    Cooper Collings
Upper Crossed Syndrome: The Effects of the 21st Century
    Faculty Mentor: Stacey Ruholl, KSR

 

30 Lexy Walper    
College Students: Tracking Diet and Weight
    Faculty Mentor: Nikki Hillier, Health Promotion

 

32 Nuwanthaka Jayaweera    
Dinuclear copper(II) complexes based on bis(pyrazolyl)methane ligands and their catecholase activities
    Faculty Mentor: Radu Semeniuc, Department of Chemistry

 

34 Kathrine Gosnell    
Burial and Mummification in Ptolemaic Egpyt: The Mixing of Greek and Egyptian Cultures in Burial Practices
    Faculty Mentor: Bailey Young, History

 

36         Allison Koch,   Bailey Huebner
Reaching Your Potential: Stretching Guidelines
    Faculty Mentor: Dr. Stacey Ruholl, Kinesiolgy, Sport and Recreation

 

38         Hannah Rae Smothers    
The Effect of Defunding Planned Parenthood on the Cost of Medicaid
    Faculty Mentor: Melinda Mueller, Political Science

 

40 Melanie Adams    
The Relationship Between God Representation and Psychological Well-Being
    Faculty Mentor: Ronan Bernas, Psychology

 

42 Vidula Priyadarshana Lokugama Widanelage    
Developing a basket-shaped host molecule based on calixarene featuring urea groups for volatile guest molecule.
    Faculty Mentor: Zhiqing Yan, Chemistry and Biochemistry

 

44 Halee Barker    
Increasing the Rate of Talking at Appropriate Times of a Student in First Grade
    Faculty Mentor: Stephanie Woodley, Special Education

 

46  Araceli Campos,  Pamela Padilla, Maria Amill, Brianna
           Drake, Gabriella Durbin, Mayla  Johanpeter, Esther
           Simon, Amber Svoboda, Katrina Thompson, Mayra 
           Torres, Rachel  Washburn
       World Languages for Young Learners
      Faculty Mentor: Christiane Eydt-Beebe, Foreign Languages

 

48 Patrick Gillespie    
The Effects of Scheduled Brain Breaks for a 5th Grade Student in the Classroom
    Faculty Mentor: Kathryn Havercroft, Special Education

 

50 Sarah DeWolf    
Phubbing, Psychological Distress, and Leisure Satisfaction among University Students
    Faculty Mentor: James Barkley, Kinesiology, Sport and Recreation Department

 

52 Derric Meyer    
Halogen Atom Effect on the Near-infrared Emission of Ytterbium (III) Porphyinate Complexes
    Faculty Mentor: Hongshan He, Chemistry

 

 

 

 

 

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