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2012 Graduate Scholars Forum Award Winners

Graduate Scholars Forum

College of Education and Educational Technology

  • First Place: Jennifer Forrest (advisor Dr. Mary Beth Leidman)
    “Changes in Communication Technology Usage among College Freshmen”
  • Second Place: Jason A. Smith (advisor Dr. Crystal Machado)
    “Examining Educational Expenditures: A Modern Morality Play”
  • Third Place: Peizhen Wang (advisor Dr. George Beiger)
    “Impact of Father Absence during Childhood/Adolescence on Girls' Development”

College of Fine Arts

  • First Place: Brad Triana
    “Don't Tread on Me”
  • Second Place: Danna Rzecznik
    “Birds”
  • Third Place: YJ Shin
    “The Unknown Craftsman and PSJ”

College of Health and Human Services

  • First Place: Meigan Robb (advisor Dr. Teresa Shellenbarger)
    “Millennial Learners and Educational Engagement: An Integrative Review”
  • Second Place (tie): Tara Bart (advisor Dr. Nashat Zuraikat)
    “Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass versus Laproscopic Gastric Banding”
  • Second Place (tie): Jessica Granata (advisor Dr. Nashat Zuraikat)
    “Pressure-relieving Beds and Mattresses for Pressure Ulcer Prevention Guidelines”

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

  • First Place: Ryan Spittler, Ryan Clark, Michael Whitehead, and Justin Daley (advisor Dr. Beverly Chiarulli)
    “Geophysical Survey Results at Old Smicksburg Park, Indiana County, Pennsylvania”
  • Second Place: Lilian Mina (advisor Dr. Claude Hurlbert)
    “Pedagogy of Sustainability in the Technical Writing Class”
  • Third Place: Meghan Pace (advisor Dr. Beverly Chiarulli)
    “How Many Graves are in Memorial Park? Using Geophysical and Historic Data to Search for 'Lost' Graves”

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

  • First Place: Rebekah Keating (advisor Dr. Tim Nuttle)
    “Distribution of Phytophagus Larvae in Mid-successional Allegheny Hardwoods: Impacts of Bird Exclusion”
  • Second Place: Emily Bellush (advisors Dr. Jeffery Larkin and Dr. Joseph Duchamp)
    “Foraging Ecology of the Golden-winged Warbler (Vermivora chrysoptera): Does Plant Species Composition Matter?”
  • Third Place: Laura D'Acunto (advisor Dr. Joseph Duchamp)
    “Shifts in Pennsylvania Summer Bat Communities due to White-nose Syndrome”

ECO Award for Innovation in Sustainability

  • Rebekah Keating (advisor Dr. Tim Nuttle)
    “Distribution of Phytophagus Larvae in Mid-successional Allegheny Hardwoods: Impacts of Bird Exclusion”
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