Dec. 5 – Dec. 7 Honors Thesis Poster Sessions

Wednesday, December 5 – Friday, December 7

GH 401 students will be presenting their thesis research during poster sessions in the Cunningham Memorial Library Events Area. Sessions will be from 8:30am -11:00am, 12:30pm-2:30pm, and 2:30pm-4:30pm each day. The public is invited to attend and interact with the student researchers!

Photo from May 2, 2018 Poster Session

Session 1, December 5, 8:30 – 11:00 AM
  • Bryce Carpenter, Accounting: Factors Contributing to the Gender Wage Gap in Professional Sports
  • Garrett Moody, Mechanical Engineering Technology: Military Aircraft and their Ability to Defend our Nation
  • Taylor Morris, Accounting: Limiting the Effects of Crime on Businesses
  • Sarah Placke, Elementary Education: Mental Health Services in Elementary Schools
  • Michaela Rausch, Communication; Criminology: Female Police Officer Presence and Police-Citizen Encounters: A Look into Use of Force and Social Control Theory
  • Nicholas Scott, Aviation Management & Unmanned Aerial Systems: Aeronautical Safety: Then and Now
  • Amber Stinson, Interior Architecture Design: Color: Is It Impactful?
Session 2, December 5, 12:30 – 2:30 PM
  • Andrew Case, Communication: Tuckman’s Small Group Development: Application in New Student Orientation Teams
  • Angela Johnson, Biology; Science Education: Investigating Gender Inequality in STEM: What Can Be Done?
  • Jak Kramer, Insurance and Risk Management: The Greek War: Are Fraternities and Sororities Positive or Negative Impacts on Undergraduates’ Lives?
  • Olivia Neese, Biology: Effects of Propofol on Efflux Transporters in a Human Stem Cell Derived Model of the Blood Brain Barrier
  • Aireon Owsley, Social Work: Living with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Kelly Ronan, Mathematics; Mathematics Teaching: Getting the Right Angle on Pythagoras: Exploring Literary Works Throughout the Ages
  • Olivia Sacopulos, Biology: Gender Differences in Pain: Is Research Skewed Toward One Gender?
  • Justina Shupperd, Baccalaureate Nursing: Worldwide Suicide:  A Rising Concern among Today’s Youth
  • Ben Vertelney, Professional Aviation Flight Technology; Unmanned Systems: Two Iconic Airliners and Their Impact on the Aviation Industry
Session 3, December 5, 2:30 – 4:30 PM
  • Jennifer Cantin, Speech—Language Pathology: Implementation of Augmentative and Alternative Communication Devices in the Pediatric Population
  • Kimberly Clifford, Health Administration: The Ins and Outs of Human Trafficking
  • Maxwell Cooper, Accounting: Business Valuation Approaches: Exploring Methodologies, Effective Utilization, and Market Impact
  • Hallie Durall, Speech—Language Pathology: Early Intervention and Autism: A School Speech Pathologist View
  • Kathleen Gaines, Music Education: Performing Musicians and the Injuries that Affect Them
  • Madison Gruenert, Mathematics; Mathematics Teaching: School Culture: Grade Level Differences
  • Hannah Mann, Baccalaureate Nursing: Trauma Systems in Rural Healthcare Systems
  • Madison Michalic, Elementary Education: How Autism Affects Socializing and  Friendships in Elementary Aged Children
  • Chinonye Olumba, Chemistry: Are Smoking Alternatives Safer than Cigarettes?
  • Abigail Simon, Elementary Education: Modern Technology and its Impact on the Modern Child
Session 4, December 6, 8:30 – 11:00 AM
  • Brookelyn Bunch, Criminology; Social Justice: Exceeding the Goals of Punishment
  • Katherine Burger, Music Education: Assessment in Music: It’s More Than Participation
  • Emily Davis, Communication-Public Relations: Initiating Conversations After not Succeeding: A Further Investigation of Communicative Behaviors Following Failure
  • Jacob Gay, Music Education – Instrumental: The University Funding Crisis in Ireland: An Analysis of the Cassells Report and Parallels to the United States
  • Madison Igleheart, Language Studies; Speech-Language Pathology: English Language Learners in the Education System
  • Taylor Mills, Interior Architecture Design: Creative Space: How Surroundings Affect Emotions
  • Abigail Ness, Elementary Education: School Uniforms: The Impact of School Uniforms in a Public School
  • Alec Nirtaut, Accounting: Evaluating The Audit Practice in a Blockchain-Driven Society
  • Seirra Nobbe, Music Education: From Kindergarten to Senior High: The Development of the Child’s Voice
  • Quentin Pierce, Exercise Science: The Role of Alcohol Intake In Exercise—Related Injuries
  • Jessica Van Liew, Interior Architecture Design: Sustainable Building in Developing Countries
  • Delaney Williams, Exercise Science: Chronic Pain with a Focus on Psychosocial Issues
Session 5, December 6, 12:30 – 2:30 PM
  • Ali Bennett, Athletic Training – Applied Medicine: Radiology: History, Limitations, & Advancements
  • Stacy Galletta, English Teaching: Secondary Special Education: Are Future Teachers Prepared?
  • Hunter Gill, Chemistry: Interaction between the Human Microbiome and Host MiRNA Expression in Carcinogenesis
  • Tyler Jenkins, Computer Science; Physics: Amyloid Beta: Structure, Behavior and Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Star Leonard, Biology: Correlation between Gastrointestinal Microbiota and Depression and Anxiety
  • William Stone, Exercise Science: Finding Food: The Impact of a Plant-Based Diet
  • B. Noah Woods, Political Science: The Modern Manifest Destiny: An Analysis of Neocolonialism in US-Latin American Relations
  • Taylor Yates, Operations & Supply Chain Management: Affirmative Action and Its Relevancy in the 21st Century
Session 6, December 6, 2:30 – 4:30 PM
  • Mollie Borcherding, Athletic Training: Tactical Athletes: Injuries, Rehabilitation, and Injury Prevention
  • Emily Brana, Biology; Science Education: How Education Philosophy Changed American Instruction Methods Through the Twentieth Century
  • Joslyn Dietzen, Baccalaureate Nursing: The Effect of Social Media on Vaccination Compliance
  • Andrew Gerard, Biology: The Consequences of Cesarean Section Mode of Delivery on the Gastrointestinal Microbiota of Infants
  • Kathryn Gilbert, Chemistry: An Integrative Approach to Vaccine Adherence: Addressing the Public Concern
  • Caleb Harrison, Athletic Training – Applied Medicine and Rehabilitation: Prescription Drug Abuse in America: The Current Epidemiology
  • Destiney Hughes, Biology; Science Education: How Educational Policy Shapes Teaching Effectiveness: An International Analysis
  • Trevor Leuck, Communication: Mental Illness Depictions in Films
  • Elizabeth Mauder, Communication: The Representation of Domestic Violence within the Media and its Effects on Society
  • Corey Maxedon, Finance: Financial Options: History, Computational Analysis, and Future Significance
  • Anne Watson, Health Sciences-Public Health: Bridging the Gap of Age and Awkwardness: Improving Geriatric Sex Education
  • Jayla Watson, Athletic Training: Awareness and Prevention for Exercise in Extreme Environments: Heat, High Altitude, and Cold
Session 7, December 7, 8:30 – 11:00 AM
  • Megan Beehler, Marketing: Factors Influencing Impulsive Buying Behavior
  • Abigail Belich, Human Resource Development: The Effects of Businesses Collaborating with their Employees to Impact Communities
  • Whitney Brown, Interior Architecture Design: How Surface Treatments Change the Aesthetics and Structure of Aluminum
  • Dylan Carroll, Business: Amazon and Its Obstruction of Greatness
  • Cole Donaldson, English: A Creative Writer’s Perspective on the Importance of Video Games in Modern Society
  • Amie Fortman, Theater: Not in My Perfect Mind: Mental Illness in Shakespeare’s Tragedies
  • Maci Hiser, Psychology: Mental Health Stigmas
  • Mitchel Kemp, Biology: Ocular Diseases: Causes, Treatments, and Their Link to the Rest of the Body
  • Wyatt Lawson, Fine Art: Expressions of Queer Identity: An Analysis of Francis Bacon
  • Melika Madani, Biology: Human Impacts on the Gulf of Mexico’s Dead Zone
  • Joshua Mans, Recreation and Sports Management: LeBron James and His Impact on Local Economies
  • Sarah Neeley, Human Resource Development: Save the Turtles! Is a Plastic-Free Ocean a Real Possibility?
  • Maureen Schroeder, Baccalaureate Nursing: The Antibiotic Resistance Crisis
  • Jacqueline Smith, Chemistry: Vaccines: A Comparison of the United States and the United Kingdom
  • Meghan VanWanzeele, Biology: The Effects of Matcha Tea on the Growth of Cancer Cells
Session 8, December 7, 12:30 – 2:30 PM
  • Britney Arnold, Baccalaureate Nursing: Deviations in Care Among Healthcare Clients and the Risks for Workers
  • Emily Barber, Baccalaureate Nursing: Animal-Assisted Therapy: What is it and How Does It Help Patients Heal?
  • Sidney Eckert, Mathematics: Artificial Intelligence’s Growing Role: Advancements Imply New Trends in Jobs
  • Tequilla Howard, Elementary Education; Special Education: Children, Poverty, and Education
  • Rebecca Howe, Health Sciences: The Importance of Quality Management in Healthcare: The Impact on the Patient Experience
  • Livinus Isioma, Political Science: Social Media Regulation By Government: A Plausible Consideration
  • Kaelyn Robertson, Criminology & Criminal Justice: Implications of Radicalization: How Individuals Emerge into Terrorists
  • Gabrielle Smith, Communication: The Importance of Understanding Depression and Its Effects on College Campuses: An Informational Study
  • Zackary D. Taylor, Mathematics; Mathematics Teaching: The History of Calculus: A Debacle for the Ages
  • Jordan Thorpe, Operations & Supply Chain Management: Adoption of New Business Opportunities in the Bottom of the Pyramid
  • Hannah Toptsi, Language Studies: Influencer Advertising and a Culture of Overconsumption
  • Emily Weber, Speech—Language Pathology: A Child’s Environment and Their Language Development
Session 9, December 7, 2:30 – 4:30 PM
  • Zoe Bales, English: Literature as a Coping Strategy
  • Chalen Chambers, Science Education: Supporting the Achievement of Special Education Students in the High School Chemistry Class
  • Alexis Fortman, Art: Fan-Art and Its Impact on American Culture
  • Margaret Glowinski, Elementary Education: Myths, Misconceptions, and Misdiagnosis of Endometriosis
  • Colton Hooper, Professional Aviation Flight Technology; Operations & Supply Chain Management: Up in the Air: Dynamic Aviation Industry Future Uncertain with Pilot Shortage
  • Peter “Jacob” Panagouleas, Accounting: How Will a Tax Return Completed Last Year Compare to This Year?
  • Victoria Ross-Frost, Economics: Declining Federal Funding for Workforce Development Programs and Its Impact on Local Workforce Systems
  • Tori Sanders, Biology: The Importance of Spaying/Neutering on Pet Overpopulation
  • Harjas Singh, Developmental Biology: The role of Jumu, a Forkhead domain transcription factor, in mediating the proper positioning of cardiac cells by regulating extracellular matrix proteins
  • Matthew Spahn, Computer Engineering Technology: Feasibility of City-Wide Solar Power Adoption for the City of Terre Haute, Indiana
  • Cassidy Zehnder, Language Studies: The Negative Effects of 20th Century U.S. Involvement in Central America and the Caribbean

Photo from May 2, 2018

Friday May 4: Honors College Poster Sessions, day 3 of 3

Session 7, May 4, 9:00 – 11:00 AM

  • Rachel Calkins, Art: The importance of LGBTA+ representation in visual media
  • Hannah Carty, Athletic Training: Effectiveness of joint mobilizations to increase dorsiflexion in individuals with chronic ankle instability
  • Darian Crum, English: Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures
  • Aleksey Green, Speech-Language Pathology: Children’s books: The role of literacy in development
  • Courtney Greig, Criminology and Criminal Justice : Social Disorganization Theory and its effect on homicide
  • Nicole Hoover, Recreation and Sport Management: Medical Voluntourism: Ensuring we’re helping, not hurting
  • Morgan Lesich, Elementary Education: Related arts in schools: An analysis of their developmental benefits
  • Latesha Merkel, Fine Art: The impact of representation and diversity both present and lacking in western animated media
  • Jordan Meadows, Criminology and Criminal Justice: True purposes of the correctional system in America
  • Justin Ottino, Criminology & Criminal Justice: Columbine, causes and a new era of school safety
  • Autumn Piccione, Political Science – Legal Studies: Take Back the Night
  • Olivia Strother, Speech-Language Pathology: Effect of deaf parents on hearing children’s language development
  • Kate Sullivan, Finance: How language affects women: Women talking, talking to them, and talking about them

 Session 8, May 4, 12:30 – 2:30 PM

  • Shan Antony, Health Sciences: The disparities of rural health care: The history, diagnosis, and prognosis of a forgotten population
  • Jacob Barton, Marketing: Time is money: Student involvement and its effect on job candidacy attractiveness
  • Zachary Blankenship, Aviation Management: An analysis of common factors in recent school shootings
  • Kaitlynn Goekler, Science Education: Science education instructional models: Which model best promotes inquiry
  • Tanzania Jackson, Marketing: Media’s influence on social movements
  • Samantha Jones, Psychology: Breastfeeding attitudes: United States regional differences and attitudes toward breastfeeding
  • Megan Osmon, Biology with Specialization in Medical Lab Science: Chemotherapeutic resistant breast cancer cell lines
  • Madeline Riley, Human & Environmental Systems: Mayflower descendants: Mother’s mortality in a founding population
  • Adam Rogutich, Professional Aviation Flight Technology: Pilotless aviation: Is it becoming a reality?
  • Dylan Stolz, Biology: A novel method for determining lung fungal burden in experimental invasive aspergillosis
  • Peyton Webb, Elementary Education: Educational games: Reaching higher levels of fun
  • Brianna Wells, Science Education: Uncovering misconceptions in the classroom

Session 9, May 4, 2:30 – 4:30 PM

  • Joshua Chinsky, History: A deeper look at the gun culture in America
  • Amber Compton, English: Sexual education and the consequences
  • Kelsey Golden, Political Science: Public policy that promotes comprehensive sexual education in schools benefits students’ sexual health and wellness
  • Brianne Huxford, Dietetics: Type one diabetes: The real trigger
  • Wendell Kirkman, Chemistry: Comparing public opinion of climate change in Costa Rica and the Midwestern United States
  • Ashley Koontz, Athletic Training: Depression: Analysis of causes, susceptible populations, mental health impact and treatment options
  • Samantha Maxwell, Elementary Education: Animals in the classroom and their effects on student learning and behavior
  • Alexis Mele, Speech-Language Pathology: Is that true? Parental beliefs about bilingual education
  • Katherine Neese, Biology with Specialization in Medical Lab Science: Women’s healthcare: How has it changed?
  • Anna Neihart, Business Administration: How the national housing market differs from Vigo County, Indiana, and a comparison of housing market sources
  • Erial Pena, Human Development and Family Studies: Grandparenthood: The effects of grandparents raising grandchildren
  • Brandy Protz, Athletic Training: Treating chronic disease with unconventional medicine: A comparative analysis
  • Rileigh Roberson, Communication: Marketability of multilingual candidates compared to monolingual candidates during the career search
  • Alysa Woodall, Baccalaureate Nursing: Anxiety: What is it and how is it managed?

Thursday May 3: Honors College Poster Sessions, day 2 of 3

Session 4, May 3, 9:00 – 11:00 AM

  • Emily Brady, Physical Education Exercise Science : The benefits of cross-training
  • Alison Cook, Management: Blockbuster: How did it fall
  • Olivia Harpenau, Baccalaureate Nursing : The impact of Kangaroo Care on premature neonate
  • Juan Morales, Biology: Bruxism: what is it? What are its effects and consequences?
  • Mariangel Morales, Biology: Oral health and diabetes
  • Lauren Novick, Biology: The origins and justification of anti-Semitism throughout history
  • Kelly Polacek, Biology: Marine animal strandings and associated rescue efforts
  • Logan Pollard, Construction Management: Societal imprint on the development of the gender binary
  • Whitney Reyher, Psychology: Examining the utilization of sexual violence as a weapon of war
  • Rebecca Rudisell, History: Georgia’s economy and the Confederate war effort
  • Eileen Stinnett, Human Development and Family Studies: Academic success: A parent’s influence on his or her child’s success
  • Courtney Swanson, Psychology: The portrayal of psychopathy in the media: Its effects on public opinion of psychopaths

Session 5, May 3, 12:30 – 2:30 PM

  • Austin Angel, Financial Services: Analysis of the sharing economy: The benefits and challenges
  • Carson Brown, Athletic Training: The role of E-health within patient care
  • Dylan Clem, Information Technology: Impact of social media on today’s youth
  • Cassidy Clothier, Biology: Effects of video game play on behavior
  • Audra Critcheloe, Health Sciences: Standardized testing and its effects on students, teachers and school districts
  • Holly Dusek, Social Studies Education: Enhancing global awareness through international education
  • Hannah Harpenau, Athletic Training: Treating chronic pain with therapeutic modalities and exercise vs. masking chronic pain with opioids
  • Alexis Heck, Business Administration: Which fundamental business aspects make dental practices so successful and how?
  • Sara Leyes, Health Sciences: Workplace wellness programs: Are they a positive or negative contribution from the Affordable Care Act?
  • Colleen Madden, Dietetics: An investigation of body image among NCAA female athletes
  • Sarah Paloma, Athletic Training: Mirror Box Therapy
  • Catherine Smith, Elementary Education: Fasting traditions in the major Abrahamic religions: Spiritual purpose and impact on health
  • Brogan Thomas, Chemistry: Activation of Disilanes with copper complexes and progress towards catalytic incorporation and utilization of intermediate functional groups

Session 6, May 3, 2:30 – 4:30 PM

  • Ben Cvengros, Biology: The effects of urbanization on bird species richness and abundance
  • Shelby Doades, Athletic Training: The Sphenopalatine Ganglion and its role in treating migraine headaches, an epidemic
  • Emma Eckrote, Psychology: The importance of evaluation in global health aid: A review of literature and analysis of Timmy Global Health
  • De’Ja Echols, Criminology and Criminal Justice: The theory of social disorganization: Assault on society
  • Aleta Hart, Chemistry: Climate change: How we can solve the crisis
  • Katelyn Hufford, Baccalaureate Nursing: Twelve-hour shifts in nursing: An analysis of the implications
  • Kara Kraus, Athletic Training: Preceptor facilitated debriefing: Does it improve student clinical performance and work efficacy?
  • Dana Mattioli, Baccalaureate Nursing: Focusing on the caretakers: Understanding prevention and management methods of nursing compassion fatigue in the hospital setting
  • Courtney Natt, Biology: HPV vaccine: Lack of knowledge, skewed perceptions, insufficient Uptake, and methods to increase vaccination and disease knowledge
  • Kaitlin Schwent, Interior Architecture Design: The effect of light and color on interior spaces
  • Jonathan Underwood, Management: Credit score awareness: Presenting the issue and proposing a solution
  • Matthew Unrue, Physical Education Exercise Science: Foster the people: An exploration of socio-emotional health, mental health, and physical health for children in foster Care
  • Andrew VanDenburgh, Marketing: The cultural phenomenon of van life

Wed. May 2: Honor College Poster Sessions – day 1 of 3

Session 1, May 2, 9:00 – 11:00 AM

  • Nolan Brimbury, Recreation and Sport Management: Steroids in baseball: Player psychology and league responsibility
  • Kayla Dunagan, Baccalaureate Nursing: Non-pharmacological interventions to treat Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
  • Kati Dunham, Baccalaureate Nursing: Assessing links to childhood asthma: Adult comorbidities, complications, and outcomes
  • Lorena Dunham, Marketing : Snipping the clip chart: What to use instead
  • Katelyn Gette, Marketing: Care planning for cancer survivors: A systematic review of evidence-based survivorship care plans
  • Brittney Hochhalter, Baccalaureate Nursing: The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative and maternal/ fetal outcomes
  • Shai Hollifield, Elementary Education: The gender gap in mathematics: The teacher’s role
  • Emma Hurst, Elementary Education: Down syndrome: Summer camp implications
  • Andrea Perry, Elementary Education: School education on eating disorders
  • Abigail Piccione, Health Sciences: The evolution of personalized medicine
  • Hannah Rose, Speech-Language Pathology: A need for nonprofits in therapeutic services
  • Lydia Stephens, Communication: Monomania vs. multitasking: A quest for maximizing efficient task-handling

Session 2, May 2, 12:30 – 2:30 PM

  • Logan Buck, Psychology: Scientology and cults
  • Emily Fortner, Dietetics: Comparing the perceived barriers and benefits to consuming a plant-based diet
  • Christa Goins, Physical Education Exercise Science: Manual therapy: An exploration of techniques used across multiple healthcare professions
  • Brittany Kemp, Psychology: Do crime and medical status predict medical parole decisions?
  • Carmen Kyrouac, Baccalaureate Nursing: Climate on overall health and a viable future
  • Breana Mattes, Social Work: School social work
  • Tristan Parmley, Physical Education Exercise Science: Digital marketing effects on product quality
  • Emily Williams, Psychology: Advertising to college students: How technology has become the double-edged sword to marketers
  • Richard Wyatt, Chemistry: A shadow of death: An analysis of honey bee research
  • Sierra Young, Finance: The effect of music on academic development
  • Taylor Young, Finance: Globalization and its effects

Session 3, May 2, 2:30 – 4:30 PM

  • Roy Allard, Information Technology: How emotions and poetry relate to college: An analytical dissection and creation of literary pieces
  • Breanna Blythe, Marketing: Being a team player: How does the collegiate teamwork experience actually prepare you for the real world?
  • Alexandria Brown, Human Development and Family Studies: Alzheimer’s: Family resiliency and coping mechanisms
  • Gabrielle Comelleri, English: To read or not to read: An analysis of the literary decline in America
  • Kylie Fendrick, Athletic Training: Incorporation of cardiac screening into pre-participation physical examinations : Secondary school athletic settings
  • Courtney Johnson, Biology: Mammal distribution and camera trapping throughout Vigo County, Indiana
  • Merritt Johnson, Health Sciences: Reviving a dead health system: Stabilizing healthcare through lifestyle modification
  • Christopher Moghadam, Management: Extreme sports
  • Kendra Schroering, Baccalaureate Nursing: The impact of music therapy on individuals living with Alzheimer’s
  • Tanner Smith, Operations and Supply Chain Management: Project CyberGov: A best practice report for social media usage in student government
  • Elizabeth Tarr, Accounting: Bitcoin: Friend or foe?
  • Michael West, Automation and Control Engineering Technology: The effects of computer hacking on society