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


May 3-5: Honors Poster Sessions

Students in the University Honors Program will be presenting their senior thesis projects in poster sessions this week in the Cunningham Memorial Library, Events Area on the following days and times:

  • Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. -10:30 a.m. and Noon – 4 p.m.
  • Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 11 a.m. and 2 – 4 p.m. *
  • Friday: 8:30 a.m.- 10:30 a.m. and Noon – 4 p.m.

*Also on Thursday, Dr. Linda Maule’s Honors students will be presenting their GH 301: Ethics of Harry Potter posters from 2 – 3:15 p.m.

All members of the Indiana State University’s community are invited to attend.


Honors Poster Sessions: Three Days!

Honors Poster Sessions Timetable 

Students will be on hand during the times specified. All are welcome to attend.

Wednesday, December 7


Kelli Buchanan: Nursing shortage continues to be an increasing issue in the U.S.

Ben Downing: NSA: The breach of our civil liberties

Lauren Edwards: Prevention and treatment of overuse injuries in athletes

Cami Lee: Gluten sensitivity: A recognized disease or a trending medical fad?

Hannah Mauck: The correlation between Black Live Matter and police brutality

Kirstyn Quandt: The rise of corporate social responsibility

Samantha Memmer: What are the effects of myofascial release on patients?

Emilee Pemberton: Decreasing nosocomial infections in hospitals

Makenzie Roe: Analyzing how the mental health system interacts with the legal system in the United States

Olivia Smith: Vaccination efficiency


Loren Baran: The Disability Rights Movement: A literature review

Marissa Clifford: Nonviolence: How the movers and shakers of the movement left a lingering impact

Kaelynn Cox: Technology and its impact on our youth

Taylor Flahive: The impact of the health illiterate in America: Addressing the issue

Lauren Karcher: A comparative analysis of the U.S. healthcare system

Yahzmine Rodriguez: Looking to the East: South Korean influences in the success of Hyundai’s branding in America and abroad

Alyssa Schultz: The debate on chronic Lyme Disease

Rhagen Smith: Medication administration errors: Causes, effects and prevention

Brittany Vancil: Indiana’s teacher shortage: An analysis


Kathleen Ash: TBA

Benjamin Baumgartner: Energy sustainability

Matthew Barley: Bioavailability of Pb in urban soils in Terre Haute, Indiana

Matt Bly: Ancient ocean environmental changes off the Costa Rican margin between 18,000 and 480,000 years ago based on benthic foraminiferal ecology and assemblages

Briana Dickinson: Does Mental Illness Have an Impact on Crime?

Natalie Lewis: How does the vocabulary development of severely to profoundly hearing impaired children differ from that of their typically hearing peers?

Kelsey Patrick: Women in mathematics

Samara Shackelton: Legalizing prostitution: Benefitting victims, law enforcement, clients, and sex workers themselves

Jamia Wallace: African-American males in the prison system and social factors

Thursday, December 8


Pierre Allen: Internet security

Leatha Dawson: A dose of optimism

Dana Hobbs: Neuroimaging techniques and their applications in trauma and mental illness

Shondalin Galloway: Bariatric surgeries: Issues with the bariatric system process

Luke Hollifield: The history and possible future of prosthetics

Devyn Mikell: #BlackLivesMatter: Unraveling the confusion

Terra Scharlach: Is exercise medicine?

Shane Varvil: Why is there a lack of minority coaches in both college and professional Football

Alexandria Whittington: How party affiliated news outlets use specific language to appeal to their viewers

Rheanna Wolfgang: Our system works, just doesn’t always work out


David Enteman: Replacement of fossil fuels with nuclear energy

Makenna Graham: The evolution of the female role in public accounting

Nicole Hostetter: Are there viable alternatives to chemotherapy?

Sarah Lindsay: The impact of music

Kyle Mullins: Heart and soul of the Bible: An analysis of Genesis and Matthew

Shannon Murphy: TBA

Alisha Pritchard: Standards-based grading

Mallory Reckerd: An evaluation of potential female performance in combat arms jobs and benefits of gender-integration

Leah Salmon: Connecting positive program evaluation results to increased nonprofit organizational efficacy to achieve fundraising goals

Madison Scott: Evolution in the portrayal of women in Spanish cinema

Bree Spangler: The troublesome R sound: An investigation into its complexity and treatment strategies

Friday, December 9


Kylie Adkins: Literary trends and suffering

Chelsey Bailey: Erin Oprea’s 4×4 Diet on Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle for a Happier You

Kelsey Darin: Impact of promotion in the Daily Fantasy Sports industry

Haley Hale: Hand gestures as unspoken language: origins, contexts, and social consequences

Meghan Mattingly: Animal-Assisted Therapy in the hospital setting

Alicia Moss: Crime prevention: What is successful?

Ashley Renner: Language barriers and their effect on client access to social services

Laura Renner: Prescription drug abuse among medical professionals

Autumn Sowers: Childhood health in America

Erika Smith: Analyzing acid mine drainage on an Indiana lake Using diatom sediment records


Nicholas Amor: Youth sports complex

Heather Scott: Aaron Copland: The composer of America

Kayla LaVigne: America’s biggest health concern: Obesity on the rise

Abigail Layer: Music for all: Providing an inclusive music experience for students with disabilities

Patricia Claire Lovell: TBA

Kelsey Clayton: Barbie: An inspiration

Adam Hoff: Is Iraq a failed state?

Jasmine Ortega: Glamorizing gore: Serial killers’ portrayal in the media

Sabrina Pendola: TBA

Kristi Sanders: The downfalls of mediated communication

Joe Seyforth: CrossFit: The Sport of Fitness

Nathaniel Shanklin: Relativistic effects of spacecraft with circumnavigating observers