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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”

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