April 25 through April 29: Honors Capstone Presentations and Poster Sessions

Spring 2022 Schedule

More than 100 Honors students will present their individual Honors: Independent {GH401} undergraduate research projects via oral presentations and printed poster sessions in the Library Events Area. All are welcome to attend.

GH 401 is intended to:

  • Provide students with a significant research experience
  • Enable students to demonstrate proficiency at research
  • Culminate the Honors College curriculum, linking elements of the Honors coursework with students’ larger degree program and/or interests.
  • Prepare students for professional writing, presentation and research activities and/or for graduate or professional school requirements.

Presentation and Digital Poster grades are based on the following criteria:

  • Content: Sophistication, depth of analysis
  • Structure: Organization of content—Verbal and visual
  • Clarity: Research and results communicated to layperson
  • Presentation: “Pitch”—5 minute limit; Proper research poster design; Proper dynamic slide design

Virtual Posters are also displayed on ISU TV in Pickerl Hall

Oral Presentations {Monday and Tuesday}

Session 1:  Monday, April 25  •  9:00AM—9:50AM  
  • (9:00AM) Introduction
  • (9:10AM) Julia Herrera, Management: Managing Change: Effects of Organizational Change in a Business/Organization
  • (9:20AM) Hailey Ogan, Psychology; Sports Management: Effects of Covid-19 on Fitness, Nutrition, and Mental Health
  • (9:30AM) Mitchell Radcliff, Criminology and Criminal Justice: A Chip in the Blue Shield: Understanding & Combating PTSD Within Policing
  • (9:40AM) Anna Schroeder, Elementary Education: Public vs Private Schools in the United States: An In-Depth Analysis of the Ideal System
Session 2: Monday, April 25  •  2:00AM—2:50PM  
  • (2:00PM) Introduction
  • (2:10PM) Jaden Day, Coordinated Dietetics: Dietary Supplements: Good or Bad?
  • (2:20PM) Samantha Gates, Communication Sciences and Disorders: Language Poverty: Low Socioeconomic Status Effects on Child Language Development
  • (2:30PM) Annabel Groeger, Criminal Justice; Psychology: Who Watches the Watchmen? Increasing Police Accountability Through Technology
  • (2:40PM) Morgan McCann, Communication Sciences and Disorders: Speech Language Pathology and its ties to Sensory Processing Disorder
Session 3: Tuesday, April 26  •  9:00AM—10:00AM  
  • (9:00AM) Introduction
  • (9:10AM) Gage Atwood, Political Science; Legal Studies: Supreme Court Decision Making: How the Other Three Branches and Society are of Influence
  • (9:20AM) Andrew Beddow, Political Science: Nation in Peril: How the 2020 Election has Affected Democracy
  • (9:30AM) Kearsten Dardeen, Communication Sciences and Disorders: A Look into Down Syndrome: Effects on Language, Brain Development, & Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease
  • (9:40AM) Chloe George, Exercise Science: Therapeutic Cupping in Day-to-Day Life
  • (9:50AM) Aravis Lynd, Elementary Education: From Outcast to Special Needs: The Role of Special Education in the American School System
Session 4: Tuesday, April 26  •  2:00PM—4:00PM  
  • (2:00PM) Introduction
  • (2:10PM) Dalton Beddow, Criminology and Criminal Justice: Combatting the Drug Problem: The Dilemma of the Long-Lasting Drug Crisis
  • (2:20PM) Moses Bovenschen, Psychology: Gender Differences in the Beliefs of Same-Sex Platonic Intimacy in Friendship
  • (2:30PM) Daijon Collins, Marketing: The Landscape of America through the MCU
  • (2:40PM) Ryan Figg, Manufacturing Engineering Technology: Industry 4.0: The Future for Manufacturing in America
  • (2:50PM) Natalie Johnson, Criminology: Police Use of Excessive Force
  • (3:00PM) Jabrea Jones, Business Management; Political Science: The Evolution of the Natural Hair Movement and the Perception of Natural Hair in Media and Reality
  • (3:10PM) Cara Lawrence, Computer Engineering Technology: Technology Saves Lives: Wearable Sensors in Healthcare
  • (3:20PM) Daniel Maas, Professional Aviation Flight Technology: The Biggest Threat in Aviation: The Curse of Complacency
  • (3:30PM) Abigail Richardt, Elementary Education: Education Abroad: An Analysis of the Educational Systems Across the Globe
  • (3:40PM) Luke Marchino, Mathematics: Sports Analytics: A Dive into the Impact of Data Analysis on Sports Organizations
  • (3:50PM) Ethan Spears, Civil Engineering Technology: The Water Crisis, Civil Engineering, and Climate Change

Poster Presentations {Wednesday – Friday}

Session 1: Wednesday, April 27  •  9:00AM—11:00AM  
  • Peyton Abbott, Biology: Palladium Catalyzed Couplings of Organotetrafluorosilicate Salts and Aryldiazonium Salts
  • Benjamin Cox, Biology: Dental Anxiety: A Growing Fear in Dental Practices
  • Madison Hagedorn, Architectural Engineering Technology: Light up your Life: Impacts of Lighting Design on Physical and Mental Health
  • Courtney Hoene, Biology and Chemistry: Big Cats, Big Problems: An Evaluation of Exotic Management
  • Kailey Howell, Baccalaureate Nursing: Mental Health and Academia: The Influence of Stress, Sleep and Nutrition on Academic Performance in School-Age Children
  • Evan Kreil, History: Feel the Heat: The Effect of Climate Change on the National Park Service
  • Nicole Mehringer, Architectural Engineering Technology: Yes WOMEN Can: The Employment of Women in the Construction Industry
  • Sara Morgan, Elementary Education: Effects of Student Home Lives on the Classroom
  • Brock Oxford, Finance: The Malicious Reality of Multi-Level Marketing Schemes: Fabricated Glamour and the Capitalization of Business Illiteracy
  • Colton Romine, Finance: The Ever-Inflating Balloon: An Investigation into the Pros and Cons of Student Debt and the Feasibility of Student Loan Forgiveness
  • Samantha Rose, Biology: The Expanding Field of Forensic Microbiology and its Uses Today
  • Kelsey Sebastian, Education: The Effects of Extended Virtual Learning due to COVID-19 on Education
Session 2: Wednesday, April 27  •  1:00PM—3:00PM  
  • Shelby Bizik, Education: Political Interference in Education K-12: The Elephant in the Room
  • David Cutler, History: A Deadly Game of Chess: Understanding Russian Aggression in Ukraine
  • Chloe Dowell, Bachelor of ScienceLoosen Up: The Effects of Compressive Myofascial Release vs. Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Barbara Healy, Engineering—Civil Engineering: Net Zero Energy by 2050: Challenges Slowing the Transition to Clean Energy
  • Victoria Hey, Communication Sciences and Disorders: Talking About Language: The Cognitive Benefits of Being Bilingual
  • Grace Rebber, Mathematics Teaching: Growth Mindset in Mathematics Education
Session 3: Thursday, April 28  •  9:00AM—11:00AM  
  • Olivia Carpenter, Psychology: Connection Causing Disconnect: Social Media’s Impact on the Human Brain
  • Brittanie Farrington, Baccalaureate Nursing: Molecular Diagnostics and Sepsis: A Possible Solution to the Diagnostic Problem
  • Hannah Hunzinger, Applied Medicine: “Nice to Know” : Significance of Anatomical Variations, Teaching Modalities, and Innovative Awareness
  • Aubree James, Business Management: Right and Wrong: An Analysis of Ethical Decision Making and Financial Oversight in Nonprofit Organizations
  • Hannah Jones, Exercise Science: Adverse Childhood Experiences: How ACEs Affect a Future
  • Damia Rizwan, Psychology:
  • Taylor McMullen, Recreational Therapy: Plant-Based Nutrition: A Reliable Treatment Option for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome?
  • Mikenzy Stanley, Applied Medicine and Rehabilitation: Concussions in Youth Sports: A Problem with a Possible Solution
  • Luke Summerlot, Financial Services: Exploring the Possibility of High School Financial Literacy Education Mandates
  • Mallory Wilson, Chemistry: Under Pressure: Exploring the Role of Science Anxiety in Chemistry & Physics Education
  • Rachel Zimmerman, Dietetics: The Impact of Socioeconomic Disparities on a  Minority Woman’s Choice to Breastfeed in the United States
Session 4: Thursday, April 28  •  1:00PM—3:00PM  
  • Alaina Abegg, Mathematics: User Warning: Influences of Social Media Algorithms
  • Katherine Auer, Baccalaureate Nursing: Back to Basics: Managing Type 1 Diabetes with the Ketogenic Diet
  • Dustin Bayer, Architectural Engineering Technology: The Cause and Effect of the Suburban Dream
  • William Cain, Aviation Management: Ground Pollution at Public Airports
  • Hannah Collins, Mathematics Teaching: Transitioning to Common Core State Standards: CCSS and the Effect on Mathematics
  • Lilian Cooper, Psychology & Human Development and Family Science: How Parents Impact the Quality of Partner Relationships: Comparing Sexual Orientations
  • Justice Gabbard, Baccalaureate Nursing: Analysis of Mental Illnesses Amongst College Students
  • Hannah Ketchum, Anthropology: Mapping Patterns of Exchange: A Preliminary Study of Obsidian Artifact Distributions in Quiechapa, Oaxaca using ArcGIS
  • Alexis Osowski, Baccalaureate Nursing: Overmedicated America: Polypharmacy and the Dangers of Downstream Thinking in Healthcare
  • Arica Pate, Anthropology: Societal Structures: What Can We Learn From the Great Apes?
  • Macy Rademaker, Psychology: Manipulating Memories: Reconstructive Memory and its Influences on Memory Error
  • Ellen Rice, Baccalaureate Nursing: Bringing Awareness: Infant Mortality in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Session 5: Friday, April 29  •  9:00AM—11:00AM  
  • Jadelyn Barnhart, Biology: Enduring a Pandemic: COVID-19 and its Impact on Dentistry
  • Taylor Borden, Biology: The Effect of RONS on Leukotrine A4 Hydrolase
  • Dakota Brown, Health Sciences: Diabetes in Disadvantaged Populations: The Relationship Between Diabetes and Low Socioeconomic Status
  • Zoe Frey, Elementary Education: Protecting Our Students: A Teacher’s Role on Preventing and Reducing Low-Level Violence
  • Tiffany Gates, Marketing: Investigating Academia: Evidence of a Gender Pay Gap
  • Nardos Gebreyohannes, Psychology: Existentialism and Death Anxiety
  • Magdalyn McDonald, Psychology & Language Studies: Eating Disorders: The Secret Struggle
  • Nathan Nelson, Finance: The Role and Implementation of Behavioral Finance in Financial Markets using the Study of Investor Psychology
  • Lauren Ream, Mathematics Teaching: Widening the Gender Gap: Women’s Experiences as Students of Mathematics
  • Katelyn Rusiniak, Biology & Chemistry: Water Quality of the Wabash River using Biogeochemical Analysis and Biotic Indicators
  • Samantha Worden, Psychology: The Power of Police Interrogations in Wrongful Convictions
Session 6: Friday, April 29  •  1:00PM—3:00PM  
  • Eleanor Blythe, Communication Sciences and Disorders: Frequently, Secretly: Identity Portrayed by Acoustic Features in Queer Country Music
  • Caroline Elliott, Physical Education—Exercise Science: Applications of Aquatic Physical Therapy to the Pediatric Population
  • Lauren England, Cybercriminology and Security Studies: Cybercriminology: An Analysis of Phishing Attacks
  • Kyle Hopple, Marketing: A Generational Gap: Social Media’s Affect on Consumer Behavior
  • Ian Garavalia, Architectural Engineering Technology: The Ever-Changing Industry: Architecture’s Role in Sustainability
  • Thomas May, Biology: Accelerate Change or Lose: What the United States Air Force is doing to further their Air Superiority
  • Jacob Mertl, Chemistry: Arithmetic to Artificial Intelligence: The Evolution of Computer Capabilities
  • Carter Oye, Construction Management: Struggles of an Industry: How Pandemics and Recessions Affect the Construction Industry
  • Dakota Pederson, Music Education—Instrumental: The Introverted Band Teacher: Strategies for Success with Learned Suggestions
  • Derek Tester, Financial Services: Saving the Game: Impact of Implementing a Salary Cap into Major League Baseball
  • Antonio Tamayo, Physics: An Investigation into Time-Resolved Magneto-Optics for Magnetic Materials
  • Makayla Triplett, Physical Education—Exercise Science: Massage Therapy and Pediatric Occupational Therapy: Applications and Benefits for Specific Disabilities