2011 Graduate Scholars Forum Award Winners

  • College of Health and Human Services

    First Place: Meigan Robb (Nursing Ph.D.)
    “Self-Efficacy with Application to Nursing Education: A Concept Analysis”

    Honorable Mention: Chris Felts (Criminology M.A.)
    “America’s Madhouse: The Criminalization of the Mentally Ill in the United States”

    College of Humanities and Social Sciences

    First Place: Jeremy Shearer (Administration and Leadership Studies Ph.D.)
    “Leadership Effectiveness in Convergent Social Media”

    First Place: Neal Stidham (English Ph.D.–Lit/Crit)
    “Compiling a Comprehensive Bibliography of Harry Crosby”

    Honorable Mention: Rachel Smith (Sociology M.A.)
    “The Effects of Involvement in a Theatrical Production on the Beliefs and Behaviors of Participants”

    Honorable Mention: Lisa Dugas (Applied Archaeology M.A.)
    “Searching for Social Identity in Monongahela Bone and Shell Artifacts”

    College of Fine Arts

    Gregory Dippell (Music/Performance M.A.)
    “The Cello Repertoire of Mark Summer”

    College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

    First Place: Benjamin Tost (Biology M.S.)
    “Kin Recognition at the Spiderling Level in the Common House Spider, Parasteatoda tepidariorum (Araneae, Theridiidae)”

    Honorable Mention: Shan Min Chin, Chin Hong Siew, Jessica Richards (Biology M.S.)
    “Protocols to Optimize cDNA Synthesis and PCR Cloning of Several M-size Double Stranded (ds)-RNA Fragments from Different Isolates of Rhizoctonia solani”

    College of Education and Educational Technology

    First Place: William Gasior, Brenton Kelly (Comm Media Ph.D.)
    “Designing and Developing a Virtual Tour for an Academic Department"

    Honorable Mention: James Kinneer (Comm Media Ph.D.)
    “Uses and Gratifications of LinkedIn: An Exploratory Study”