Dec. 6 – 8: Honors Thesis Presentations

Wednesday, December 6

Cunningham Memorial Library Events Area
  • Bram Blackwell, Accounting: ASC 606: A new era of revenue recognition
  • Trey Bradley, Baccalaureate Nursing: Vaccines and autism
  • Rachel Griffin, Physical Education Exercise Science: Importance of physical education and recess for the future of our youth
  • Cassandra Ketcham: Diversity in aviation
  • Sydney Posz, Athletic Training: Approved clinical preceptors in the allied health care professions
  • Paige Ripperger, Criminology and Criminal Justice : The differences and similarities of females and males in law enforcement: An update
  • Samantha Ripperger, Textiles, Apparel and Merchandising: From inspiration to reality: The creation of Italian-inspired dresses
  • Grant Blauvelt, Baccalaureate Nursing: Nursing considerations for the use of neuromuscular blocking agents for critically ill patients
  • Morgan Bowley, Business Administration: The influence social media has on business
  • Alexandra Davis, Biology: Nicotinic Acetylcholine receptors and the synthesis of an associated Fluorescently Labeled Ligand
  • Courtney Heath, Baccalaureate Nursing: Prediction and prevention of dementia in older adults
  • Taylor Murrell, Criminology and Criminal Justice: Prosecutors vs. public defenders: Is it a fair match?
  • Emma Auterson, Psychology: Effects of Greek organization membership on a student’s mental health
  • Steven Bobek, Mechanical Engineering Technology: Ethics of autonomous driving
  • Maggie Hill, Mechanical Engineering Technology: Journey to the unknown: A history of space exploration
  • Molly Hopper, Biology: Dragon mythology across time and cultures
  • Esther Perisho, Biology: Assessing predation risk across nesting habitats in the White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)
  • Kaitlin Schwent, Interior Architecture Design: TBA


​Thursday, December 7

Cunningham Memorial Library Events Area
  • Kaitlin Applegate, Chemistry: The underlying truth about global warming
  • Anna Bauer, Baccalaureate Nursing : Influential factors and their effect on the prevalence of breastfeeding
  • Ellie Gaskill, Biology: Major medical superpowers: A comparison of successful healthcare systems
  • Monica Griesemer, Marketing: Marketing to Generation Z: Atmosphere of marketing today and its implication surrounding Generation Z
  • Anna Holowicki, Psychology: The impact of therapy on trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Allison Lence, Baccalaureate Nursing : Mental illness among the incarcerated population
  • Megan Longenecker, Baccalaureate Nursing: Pediatric pain treatment
  • Emily Mathyer, Recreation and Sport Management: Teenagers without homes: What are their options?
  • Bethany McCarty, Chemistry: Chileans’ perceptions of their own healthcare
  • Mallory Stapler, Baccalaureate Nursing: The impact of cesarean sections as a main form of delivery
  • Carlee Tackett, Dietetics : A comparison of organic and non-organic food
  • Kaitlin Wells, Athletic Training: Therapeutic modalities for maximal recovery in high-intensity soccer
  • Seth Barrett, Management: The value of a college degree
  • Kelly Connelly, Mathematics/Mathematics Teaching: The mathematical achievement gap: Math education in the United States versus Asian countries
  • Alexis Crosby, Speech-Language Pathology : History and ramifications of the false link between autism and the MMR vaccine
  • Mikayla Dammerman, Athletic Training: Functional Movement Screening: Can it predict injury?
  • Robert Fraticelli, Music Business : The longevity of classic fuzz circuits: The common emitter amplifier
  • Kelly Hayden, Athletic Training: Infant mortality rates: An alarming issue in the United States
  • Melanie Hocker, Dietetics: A study of bariatric surgery
  • Chelsea Hughes, Athletic Training: How treatment for chronic kidney disease affects prognosis in pediatric patients
  • Audrianna Turner, Athletic Training: The rise in Cesarean Sections
  • Elizabeth Vogel, Biology: Medical conditions linked to Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Jacob Warrick, Automotive and Control Engineering Technology: TBA
  • Alyssa Ybarra,  Social Work : Mental health and social media


Friday, December 8

Cunningham Memorial Library Events Area
  • Jake Brush, Pre-Medicine/Biology: The link between oral and whole body health
  • Shayla Bozdech, Political Science: What are the effects of social media on issue salience?
  • Rachel Calkins, Fine Art: TBA
  • Audra Dial, Finance : Pay gap: An analysis of gender bias and wage discrimination
  • Ashley Fisher, Psychology: Positive psychology within the workplace
  • Mason Gay, Biology: Identification of Forkhead Transcription Factor-regulated genes in cardiogenesis
  • Mackenzie Gruenert, Psychology: Mental health courts
  • Breanna Manriquez, Science Education: The evolution of jokes
  • Kalib McBride, Athletic Training: Exploring the clinical effectiveness of low-level laser therapy
  • Kim Nguyen, Biology with Specialization in Medical Lab Science: Biome of eczema and psoriasis outbreaks
  • Bo Turner, Marketing: Influence of gender, age and race as portrayed in advertising
  • Kasey Wallace, Physical Education Exercise Science: Concussion significance among collegiate women’s soccer players
  • Val Wisler, Recreation and Sport Management: How has Colin Kaepernick impacted the sports industry?
  • Levi Allen, Political Science : Disaster at the ballot box
  • Logan Buck, Psychology: Cults and Scientology
  • Sarah Copeland, Baccalaureate Nursing: Low health literacy endangering health
  • Carmen Cronin, Language Studies (Teaching): Issues in foreign language teaching: Heritage language learners in the Spanish L2 Classroom
  • Sarah Geiger, Elementary Education:  Teaching for the test or teaching for success
  • Abigail Grider, Economics: A comparative study of subjective wellbeing across cultures
  • Cassandra Kawa, Elementary Education: Athletes’ impacts . . . online?
  • Robert Pawlak, Athletic Training: TBA
  • Erin Sartoris, Baccalaureate Nursing: Benefits and risks form childhood vaccinations
  • Jonathan Underwood, Management: Credit score awareness: Presenting the issue and proposing a solution
  • Michelle White, Operations and Supply Chain Management: Trusting the system: The world of adoption
  • Ellie Brown, Biology:  Guts and glory
  • Connor Christman, Criminology & Criminal Justice: Rational Choice Theory: Application of theory to camo-collar crime
  • Conner Davis, Management: Technological contamination :Technology’s effects on our environment
  • Lindsey Davis,  Speech-Language Pathology: Television and language acquisition in young children
  • Haley Hall, Chemistry: Increased prevalence of mosquito-borne diseases, childhood asthma, and cardio-pulmonary diseases due to climate change
  • Brakayla Hillis, Baccalaureate Nursing: Limb replacement
  • Harjot Kaur, Athletic Training : The long term effects of head trauma in athletes
  • Emily Kerner, Psychology: Women in the military
  • Brittany Medsker, Baccalaureate Nursing: The nursing shortage: Patient care, burnout, ethics, and effects throughout the medical community
  • Gabrielle Noel, Health Sciences: How does poverty affect adverse health outcomes in Nicaragua?
  • Emily Virostko, Accounting: Inner city life affecting today’s youth
  • Sasha Wagner, Marketing: How brand, customers, and the cohort effect influence the marketing tactics used in a rural town

Sep. 19: Historian David Nichols presents “The Midwest is Indian Country”

Professor Nichols received his bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and his Master’s and Doctoral degrees from the University of Kentucky. He joined the faculty at Indiana State University in 2004.

His specialty is early America, with a particular interest in Native American history during the Revolutionary and early national era. He is the author of Red Gentlemen & White Savages: Indians, Federalists, and the Search for Order on the Early American Frontier (University of Virginia Press, 2008), Engines of Diplomacy: Indian Trading Factories and the Negotiation of American Empire (University of North Carolina Press, 2016), and Peoples of the Inland Sea: Natives Americans and Newcomers in the Great Lakes Region (Ohio University Press, 2018).  He is currently working on a study of economic change among the Chickasaws.


10 a.m. – 2 p.m. ~ Library Events Area

Please attend as Fall Exposium celebrates the work of undergraduate students participating in summer research and creative experiences.

These 10 week intensive programs are the epitome of experiential learning. Come see what ISU students accomplished through “learn by doing.”

Sponsored by Center for Student Research and Creativity. Question: contact Tom Steiger

May 3-5: Honors Poster Sessions: Complete schedule

Wednesday, May 3


  • Sarah Anderson: Effective strategies in mathematics education: Striving to put students first
  • Ell Arnold: History and applications of Unmanned Systems and the coordination of traffic management
  • Caitlyn Coalter: Overfishing and how it’s affecting the environment
  • Sydney Dickerson: Undocumented Mexican immigration: Putting popular belief on trial
  • Taylor Doran: Are treatment plans and therapeutic methods for individuals with severe schizophrenia effective and successful in allowing individuals to function adequately in modern society?
  • Ashton Henderson: Major factors that affect student success in the classroom: In the early ages and years to follow
  • Shannon Hibdon: Potential in Instagram use for businesses
  • Trent Lunsford: The business of sport: An all-inclusive analysis of a dynamic global industry
  • Alethia Marrero: Nationalism and race: The aftermath of colonialism in Puerto Rico
  • Abigail Suhre: Teacher evaluation process: Making better educators
  • Darian Williams: Stricken: A deeper look into poverty in the U.S., Russia, and Panama


  • Kendra Carlson: École-Maternelle
  • Dakota Clarke: The future of flight: Unmanned Systems’ use in the present day
  • Darcie Fritz: The impact of gluten-free diets on various populations
  • Hailey Lubbehusen: Social work theories: Age and relevancy
  • Danielle Muse: Effects of pre-performance routines on athletic performance
  • Aaron Schaidle: A critical examination of voluntourism
  • Katie Schmidtke: Communication within family units
  • Steven Thompson: Water quality across the world
  • Tulsi Vaid: Hippocrates: The importance of climate and seasonal changes


  • Audrey Bedwell: Medical implications of the DASH Diet
  • Elyse Eagleson: What are the effects of pharmacogenomics on disease and nursing care?
  • Reagan Elston: German automobile industry impact on American economy and the consumer behavior behind buying foreign branded cars
  • Morgan Chaney: Pair retention and divorce rates in white-throated sparrows (Zonotrichia albicollis)
  • Melissa Greiman: Exploring gender bias in the Emergency Room
  • Taylor Nobbe: Using art to revitalize an urban neighborhood: Ryves Neighborhood, Terre Haute, Indiana
  • Kourtney Vanwey: The importance of simulation in healthcare
  • Kyle Varble: Blue skies or turbulence ahead?  Global sourcing and procurement in the aerospace industry

Thursday, May 4


  • Katherine Clifford: Effectiveness of education with diabetes and the cost effectiveness of prevention
  • Adam Crouch: The “hard hitting” truth of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy
  • Linda Garza: Drosophila cardiogenic regulators and their influence on cardiogenesis
  • Nikole Higgins: Death of the written word: How the internet has influenced the way we communicate
  • Kayla Lindsay: Airbnb: Making an impact
  • Landon Meek: Bacteriophages: Their applications in medicine and other fields
  • Kynedi Nalls: How the advancement of technology has affected today’s society
  • Samara Shackleton: Legalizing prostitution: Benefitting victims, law enforcement, clients, and sex workers themselves
  • Brittany Wiebenga: Creating a serial killer


  • Olamide Adebogun: Stigma in mental illness: Schizophrenia
  • Brooke Barber: Harry Potter transcends time
  • Alisa Clark: Gender differences in depression
  • Beth Fox: Medical TV dramas and their perception on the medical field
  • John French: Are we winning the war on drugs?
  • Hannah Green: The postwar housewife: How the media influenced women’s domesticity in 1950’s America
  • Brennan Hadley: Allopathic vs. osteopathic physicians: The similarities and differences in their training, background, and effectiveness
  • Sampson Levingston: TBA
  • Elizabeth Rogers: Accuracy of Voice Use Estimation in young adults
  • Jon Sagarsee: ACL reconstruction procedure and graft comparison
  • Sierra Stein: Nonmonosexual Individuals’ Attitudes Towards Counseling: Reaching our LGBTQIA+ Clients
  • Emily Turner:  How different types of OCD affect the lives of men vs. women, and young people vs. older people
  • Samuel Wallace: The usefulness of Basal Metabolic Rate 

Friday, May 5


  • Evan Alexander: The potential sources of the increasing prevalence of Celiac Disease
  • Kylie Atkinson: The importance of music in education
  • Markanda Baugh: Best parenting practices for transgender youth
  • Noah Cacovski: Debunking Racism: Analyzing the Arguments of Modern White Nationalism
  • Candice Hawkins: Prescription drugs abuse and the alternate solutions
  • Amani Jackson: Athletic training in youth sports
  • Alethia Marrero: Nationalism and race: The aftermath of colonialism in Puerto Rico
  • Logan Mead: The evolution of surgery and anesthesia
  • Cassidy Moye: Junk food effects on the body: How it destroys the image on the outside and the inside
  • Reed Pringle: The evolution of the role of helicopters in warfare
  • Ethan Sands: The functional consequence of Eosinophilic Extracellular Traps and their potential role as a secondary line of defense again parasitic and fungal infections
  • Hannah Summitt: The impact of TurboVote on student voting experience


  • Shannon Anderson: Drivers of successful ERP implementations
  • Jaylin Banks: Massage effects on perceived pain levels and tissue properties
  • Tyler Bouslog: Benefits and applications of Six Sigma in manufacturing
  • Kennedy Camden: The role of genes in heart development in Drosophila Melanogaster
  • Leah Carter: An RNA interference screen to identify cardiogenic genes regulated by Forkhead domain transcription factors
  • Shelby Frensemeier: The search for the perfect English Language Learner program: Does it exist?
  • Joseph Frey: Thermoelectric generators and their use as heat siphons
  • Haleigh Hinkel: Academic probation at Indiana State University
  • Evan Jennings: The influence of big data on business practices and performance
  • Monica Morris: Technology in the mathematics classroom
  • Zachary Pygman: Estate planning within public accounting
  • Allen Rhodus: Be kind to that Roboto: Integrating Unmanned Aerial Vehicles into society
  • Megan Veeneman: Communication in an IEP meeting


  • Brayden Angermeier: America’s growing drug problem: Drugs and the Dark Web
  • Nathan Bedecki: The computational analysis of the formation of water using an Yttrium catalyst
  • Kayleigh Bordner: The Order of Fifinella
  • Bethany Collins: Terre Haute Brewing Co. Marketing Plan
  • Christopher Davis: An analysis of the evolution of concussion and CTE diagnosis and management
  • Joshua Grady: The effects and ethics of Erythropoietin
  • Haley Gravely: Who Knows What?: A study of cardiovascular disease knowledge at Indiana State University
  • Dawnetta Henzman:  Gender neutrality in America
  • Logan Hornberger: Tissue Plasminogen Activator, worth the risk?
  • Austin Matherly: Firearm safety and public awareness
  • Chineze Onu: The progress of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) in Africa
  • Emily Turner: How different types of OCD affect the lives of men vs. women, and young people vs. older people