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