WHEELING, W.Va., April 7, 2017 -- Wheeling Jesuit University's 18th annual Research and Scholarship Symposium featured a record number of projects, with winners in a number of disciplines announced following a day of presentations throughout campus.
Undergraduate and graduate student from all academic fields took part in the symposium and presented their original research in both oral and poster presentations. More than 150 students, the largest number yet, participated during the event.
“Once gain this year, we saw the very best in student research and we are proud of the scholarly works our students are undertaking along side their faculty mentors,” said Dr. Bryan Ruadenbush professor of psychology and director of undergraduate research at WJU. “With a record number of student presenters, this day is a highlight of our academic year at Wheeling Jesuit.”
During the evening awards ceremony, Raudenbush announced the winners in the various categories.
SYMPOSIUM PROGRAM COVER DESIGN -- Haley Kindall
HISTORY -- Falon Weidman
Success and Implications of Nazi Propaganda in the Middle East and North Africa
ENGLISH -- Megan Steele
Dystopia is Nigh: An Evolution of the Genre Within Huxley, Atwood, and Eggers
PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATIONS -- Kylie Frizell
The Cardinal Culture
FINE ARTS EXHIBITION -- Bryan Cunningham
A Futile Attempt at Nothing
ATHLETIC TRAINING -- Sydney Lavengood
The Effects of Therapeutic Ultrasound and Heat on Hamstring Flexibility.
CHEMISTRY -- Stephen Hansknecht and Brett Szeligo
Synthesis of Iron Dicarbonyl-Dithiocarbamate Ligands Using a Ball Mill
BIOLOGY -- Dylan Carenbauer
The Effects of Epigallocatechin-3-gallate on c-Myc Protein Levels and Viability of SH-SY5Y
Human Neuroblastoma Cell Line
MATHEMATICS -- Stephen Hansknecht
Tower of Hanoi
PSYCHOLOGY -- Juan Pablo Troconis Bello
Effects of Peppermint Flavor and Scent Administration on Augmenting Rugby Player
Performance: Use of Peppermint Flavored Mouth Guard During Play
RESPIRATORY THERAPY -- Jordan Frommeyer
Pulmonary Rehabilitation Effect on Locus of Control in Patients with Chronic Pulmonary
NURSING -- Christina Zirkle and Kali Marchio
Between the Mountains, Without Health Care
ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY -- Cole Roberts
Analysis of Wastewater to Monitor the use of Heroin (Diacetylmorphine)
INTERNATIONAL STUDIES AND POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Rubis Ngenzi
The Impact of the CFA Currency on African Countries Development
CRIMINAL JUSTICE -- Zachary Stramanak
Mental Health Court Program: Descriptive Evaluation
LAUT HONORS -- Lucy Hritzo
Investigating the Distinctive Biological Life Forms found Exclusively in United States National
COMPUTER SCIENCE -- Zachary Hamm, Taylor Artimez, Addison Bowers and Seth Yost
Scalable Greenhouse Automation Software System Using "Raspberry Pi" Single-board Computer
GRADUATE STUDIES -- Chris Rouhier
Best Practices in Jesuit Career Advising: How Jesuit Colleges Incorporate Ignatian Pedagogy into
Career Advising Services.
PHOTO CUTLINE: Front row (left to right) Lucy Hritzo, Falon Weidman, Molly Metcalf, Christina Zirkle, Kali Marchio, Maire Austin and Haley Kindal. Back row: Addison Boners, Chris Rouhier, Jordan Frommeyer, Zachary Stramanah, Juan Pablo Troconis Bello; Kylie Frizell and Megan Steele. Back row: Rubis Ngenzi, Seth Yost, Brett Szeligo, Cole Roberts, Zachary Hamm, Jack Brandenburg and Mitch Frazier.