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2013 Eighth Annual Undergraduate Scholars Forum

Posters, Oral Presentations, and Performances by Department

Anthropology

  • The Visitor Experience at the University Museum by Ms Robin Matty : 08:00:00 in Monogahela Room 1, Hadley Union
  • Personality in Greek Life: ’Introvert, Extrovert, or Does it Really Matter’ by Ms Carly Ryther : 08:00:00 in Monogahela Room 1, Hadley Union
  • Cultural Study of the Homer City Power Plant by Ms Gabrielle Lehigh : 09:30:00 in Monogahela Room 1, Hadley Union
  • Food and generational dislocation in China: The role of the fast food industry by Ms Amanda Balough : 09:30:00 in Monogahela Room 2, Hadley Union
  • Supporting the DREAM: An Analysis of Latino Student Perceptions of the DREAM Act by Ms Alyssa Ortega : 11:00:00 in Monogahela Room 1, Hadley Union
  • Sifting Behaviors: A Look at Methods in the Field by Ms Michelle Dufford : 14:00:00 in Allegheny Room 2, Hadley Union
  • Chronic Illness in Adolescence: A Comparative Ethnographic Study by Ms Katherine Fox : 12:30:00 in Ohio Room, Hadley Union
  • IUP ResLife Culture: The Community Assistant versus the Typical Student’s Perspective. by Ms Rachel Scherer : 12:30:00 in Ohio Room, Hadley Union
  • Lithic Analysis: The Raw Materials Present in the Lithic Artifacts of the Johnston Site (36In2) by Ms Michele Troutman : 12:30:00 in Ohio Room, Hadley Union
  • Sustainable Indiana by Ms Kelly Muthler, Ms Chloe Stevens, Ms Bryana Urban, Ms Sean Herald, Ms Gabrielle Lehigh, Ms Kathryn Edmondson, Ms Katherine Fox : 12:30:00 in Ohio Room, Hadley Union
  • Cultural Questions at the Johnston Site by Ms Samantha Conklin, Ms Chloe Stevens, Ms Erin Wright, Mr Matthew Allen : 12:30:00 in Ohio Room, Hadley Union

Art

  • Goya’s Perception of Time as an Allegorical Figure by Ms Nicolena Loshonkohl : 08:00:00 in Allegheny Room 2, Hadley Union
  • A New Flesh: The Inevitability of Transhumanity by Mr Seth Barnes : 08:00:00 in Allegheny Room 2, Hadley Union
  • Civil War! Dissolution of the Self in Researching the War of the Rebellion in Contemporary Art by Mr J. Wasko : 09:30:00 in Allegheny Room 2, Hadley Union
  • Explanations by Ms Chelsea Long : 08:00:00 in Allegheny Room 2, Hadley Union
  • Sorry, Not Sorry by Mr Corey Lim : 08:00:00 in Allegheny Room 2, Hadley Union
  • Juried Undergraduate Art Exhibit - 6:00-8:00pm in Kipp Gallery (exhibit remains open through April 12, T-F noon-4:00pm)

Biology

  • A comparison of Lepidoptera communities inhabiting restored and degraded pitch pine-scrub oak barrens in Pennsylvania by Ms Wendy Leuenberger : 14:00:00 in Monogahela Room 2, Hadley Union
  • Analysis of the zebrafish lhx1a gene, a transcription factor important for kidney development and regeneration by Ms Samantha Eichelberger : 12:30:00 in Ohio Room, Hadley Union
  • Biannual Reproduction in Pennsylvania Stream Fishes by Ms Amy Binion, Ms Lee New : 12:30:00 in Ohio Room, Hadley Union
  • Ethanol preference in sexually deprived houseflies (Musca domestica) by Ms Lee New : 12:30:00 in Ohio Room, Hadley Union
  • How can we decrease the number of handicapped babies by Mrs Basma Adeeb : 12:30:00 in Ohio Room, Hadley Union
  • Paving the Way Into an Ancient Eco-Friendly Superfiber: Characterization of Recombinant Spider Silk Expression in Escherichia coli Bacteria by John Kamau : 12:30:00 in Ohio Room, Hadley Union
  • Use of DNA Barcoding to Identify Cryptic Species of Caterpillars by Ms. Julie Scott : 12:30:00 in Ohio Room, Hadley Union

Chemistry

  • An Evaluation of Mini Gas Chromatographs in the Undergraduate Organic Chemistry Laboratory by Ms Elyse Kleist : 12:30:00 in Ohio Room, Hadley Union
  • Cellulose particle size and crystallinity influence cellulase kinetics. by Ms Breeanna Mintmier : 12:30:00 in Ohio Room, Hadley Union
  • Resonance-Assisted Hydrogen Bonding (RAHB) in Carboxyphosphate by Teresa Dierks : 12:30:00 in Ohio Room, Hadley Union

College of Educ & Educ Tech

  • Bilingualism and Its Impact on Education by Ms Mary Cristello : 11:00:00 in Monogahela Room 1, Hadley Union

College of Health and Hum Serv

  • Physical Activity Levels Among HPED Students by Ms Rachel Ward, Ms Monica Laird, Ms Breanne Miller : 12:30:00 in Ohio Room, Hadley Union
  • Slapshot Speeds and the Variables that Affect Them by Mr Cody Krynock, Mr Franklinn Alexander : 12:30:00 in Ohio Room, Hadley Union

College of Humanities/Soc Sci

  • Results of the survey and analysis of trends in Indiana Voters’ attitudes towards the media and electoral politics-2000 and 2012. by Ms Sabrina Conti, Ms Cassandra Doyle, Ms Kelly Ekdahl : 08:00:00 in Susquehanna Room, Hadley Union
  • Texting the Write Way: How Texting is Beneficial to Students’ Writing by Ms Ashley Bronakowski : 14:00:00 in Susquehanna Room, Hadley Union

College of Nat Sci and Math

  • Production of cellulase from Trichoderma reesei by solid-state fermentation on mixed waste paper. by Mr. Andrew Owens : 12:30:00 in Ohio Room, Hadley Union

Communications Media

  • Are All Women Emotional? A Portrayal of Women in Reality TV by Ms Amy Paine : 14:00:00 in Monongahela Room 1, Hadley Union

Computer Science

  • Educational Aspects of Undergraduate Research on Smartphone Application Development by Mr Thomas Taylor, Mr Joseph Gibson, Mr Zachary Seymour : 14:00:00 in Susquehanna Room, Hadley Union
  • How to Build a Computer that Suits your Needs by Mr Mahmood Al Homoud : 12:30:00 in Ohio Room, Hadley Union

Criminology

  • Where Do We Go From Here? Preliminary Findings on Latino Student Attrition and Retention Rates by Ms Altagracia Moquette : 11:00:00 in Monogahela Room 1, Hadley Union

Eberly College of Business

  • Business Case Competition:  Case Study on Google by Ms. Jessica Black and Ms. Kathryn Boretzky; Google's Strategy in 2010 by Ms. Sara Foessett, Ms. Sarah DuFresne, Mr. Nicholas Distefano, and Mr. Nicholas Magas:  9:30:00 in Susquehanna Room, Hadley Union
  • Business Case Competition:  Skype vs. AT&T by Ms. Nadia Dadson, Ms. Amanda Wagner, Ms. Diane Killinger and Mr. Jason Kolenda; Skype vs. AT&T and the Future of Telecommunications by Ms. Rachelle Ritchey, Ms. Rachel White, and Mr. Alex Papadoplos:  11:00:00 in Susquehanna Room, Hadley Union
  • Disney by Ms. Barbara Yockey, Ms Kaitlin Andrasko, Mr Taylor Stutzman : 14:00:00 in Allegheny Room 1, Hadley Union
  • Has Teaching of Business Ethics Become a Core Mission of Business School?: An Analysis of PASSHE Business Schools Curriculum by Mr Anthony Flowers : 14:00:00 in Allegheny Room 1, Hadley Union
  • Is a Career in Advertising Right for You? by Yun Ti Huang : 12:30:00 in Ohio Room, Hadley Union

Economics

  • Determinants of Congressional Reelection Rates by Mr William Harman : 08:00:00 in Allegheny Room 1, Hadley Union
  • The Combined Effects of Socioeconomic and Demographic Factors on State-Level Unemployment Rate Volatility by Ms Angela Rowland, Mr Grey Berrier : 08:00:00 in Allegheny Room 1, Hadley Union
  • Where Are You Shipping Out From? by Ms Shaye Kurdziel : 08:00:00 in Allegheny Room 1, Hadley Union
  • The Effects of Power, Prestige and Performance on Salary in the National Hockey League by Ms Ashley Alt, Daniel Oberkofler : 08:00:00 in Allegheny Room 1, Hadley Union
  • The Determinants of China’s Economic Development by Wenjing Yun : 09:30:00 in Allegheny Room 1, Hadley Union
  • Ethiopia’s Underdevelopment: Rising Beyond Missed Opportunities by Ms Chioma Umunnakwe : 09:30:00 in Allegheny Room 1, Hadley Union
  • Uganda: An African Leader in Development by Ms Amanda Wade : 09:30:00 in Allegheny Room 1, Hadley Union

English

  • Linguistic Politics: Language in the Ukraine by Ms Shandra Peelman : 09:30:00 in Monogahela Room 1, Hadley Union
  • The Influence of High School Cliques by Susan Scott : 14:00:00 in Allegheny Room 2, Hadley Union
  • Heathers and Teen Suicide by Mr Nathan Joyce : 14:00:00 in Allegheny Room 2, Hadley Union
  • The "Bullying Cycle" by Mr Alexander Quail : 14:00:00 in Allegheny Room 2, Hadley Union
  • Teaching English/Language Arts for the Digital Native by Mr Thomas Zupko : 14:00:00 in Susquehanna Room, Hadley Union
  • English Language Acquisition in Saudi Schools by Mr Hisham Sabbagh : 12:30:00 in Ohio Room, Hadley Union
  • Using Transitions to Enhance Clarity in Writing by Mr Nicholas Marsellas, Ms Victoria Loch : 12:30:00 in Ohio Room, Hadley Union
  • Using Computer in Learning English by Noorah Alahsaie : 12:30:00 in Ohio Room, Hadley Union

Geography and Regional Planning

  • Crime and Coffee: The Correlation between Gentrification and Crime Rates in Pittsburgh, 1991 to 2011 by Mr Nicholas Fazio : 09:30:00 in Monogahela Room 1, Hadley Union
  • Living Preferences for Students after Graduation by Mr Joseph Tokosh : 09:30:00 in Monogahela Room 1, Hadley Union
  • United States 2012 Drought: A Study Determining the Relationship between Ethanol Demand and Beef Prices by Mr David Fulton : 11:00:00 in Monongahela Room 2, Hadley Union
  • Accurate Estimation of Forest Carbon by Remote Sensing and GIS by Mr Michael Bowser : 11:00:00 in Monongahela Room 2, Hadley Union
  • A GIS Analysis of Unconventional Well Violations in Pennsylvania by Ms Rebecca West : 11:00:00 in Monongahela Room 2, Hadley Union
  • Clean Coal Technologies: Are Clean Coal Technologies Detrimental to Coal Produced Energies? by Mr Ryan Cunningham : 11:00:00 in Monongahela Room 2, Hadley Union
  • Storm Water Runoff Trends: A Study Employing Green Space Initiatives to Analyze the Decline of Non-point Source Pollutants in Philadelphia by Mr Andrew Trefny : 11:00:00 in Allegheny Room 1, Hadley Union
  • The Urban Drainage Problem: Effects of New Development and Redevelopment on Local Hydrology by Mr Aaron Shaffer : 11:00:00 in Allegheny Room 1, Hadley Union
  • The Micro-Economics of Green Infrastructure: It’s Ability to Bolster Local Economies and Reduce the Costs of Traditional Infrastructure by Mr Langston Denner : 11:00:00 in Allegheny Room 1, Hadley Union
  • The Urban Heat Island Effect: An Analysis on the Influence "Green" Technologies & Programs Have on Mitigating Southwestern United States Heat Islands by Ms Paige LaDuca : 11:00:00 in Allegheny Room 1, Hadley Union
  • IUP Campus GIS Development by Mr Evan Tobin, Mr Nicholas Fazio, Mr Matthew Silveira : 12:30:00 in Ohio Room, Hadley Union
  • Development of a GIS for the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy - Watersheds of the West Branch of the Susquehanna River by Mr Brian Sharkey : 12:30:00 in Ohio Room, Hadley Union
  • Spatial Analysis of Non-point Nutrient Loading in a Watershed by Ms Ewelina Zielinska-Thomas, Mr Ryan Cunningham : 12:30:00 in Ohio Room, Hadley Union
  • Setting a Standard: Powdermill Nature Reserve Wetland Delineation and Inventor by Mr Jared Barnett, Lydia Dehaven, Mr Thomas Foy : 12:30:00 in Ohio Room, Hadley Union
  • Spatial Distribution of West Nile Virus in Pennsylvania by Mr Michael Perry, Mr David Fulton, Mr Michael Hogan, Mr Corey Reigh : 12:30:00 in Ohio Room, Hadley Union
  • The Influence of Habitat Connectivity on Pennsylvania Fisher Dispersal by Ms. Danielle Frye : 12:30:00 in Ohio Room, Hadley Union

Geoscience

  • 3D Interpretation of Mass Transport Deposits on the East Scotian Rise, eastern Canada by Mr Matthew Toland : 12:30:00 in Ohio Room, Hadley Union
  • Bootstraps and Planar Regression: an Algorithm to Identify Possible Faults Using Background Seismicity by Daniel O’Hara : 12:30:00 in Ohio Room, Hadley Union
  • Defining the time interval for the formation of pedestal craters on Mars by Mr James Harley : 12:30:00 in Ohio Room, Hadley Union
  • Correlating levels of salt and metal contamination in Beaver Run Reservoir to hydraulic fracturing of nearby Marcellus drill site locations by Mr. Adam Quinn : 12:30:00 in Ohio Room, Hadley Union
  • Estimating the amount of total organic carbon in Devonian shales of the Appalachian Basin using wireline logs: a case study from eastern Kentucky. by Mr Anthony Vaiana : 12:30:00 in Ohio Room, Hadley Union
  • Investigating the Seasons: A New Method in Teaching Science by Ms Nicole Mountain : 12:30:00 in Ohio Room, Hadley Union
  • Refinement of species within the Lower Ordovician trilobite genus Bellefontia by Mr. John Kearney : 12:30:00 in Ohio Room, Hadley Union
  • Sedimentological Analysis of the Black River Bay by Ms Kellie Kerner : 12:30:00 in Ohio Room, Hadley Union
  • Small-Scale Folding Related to Detachment Tectonics - Northern Snake Range, NV by Mr William Watkins : 12:30:00 in Ohio Room, Hadley Union
  • GIS Analysis of Bathymetric Data and Accumulation Rates in Yellow Creek Lake by Ms Erin McGowan : 12:30:00 in Ohio Room, Hadley Union
  • Species diversity of the trilobite genus Paraplethopeltis in the Manitou Formation of Colorado and El Paso Group of New Mexico. by Ms Joy Kiefer : 12:30:00 in Ohio Room, Hadley Union
  • Stream Remediation as an Essential Component to Healthy Watersheds by Mr Aaron Blair : 12:30:00 in Ohio Room, Hadley Union
  • Total Dissolved Solids In Twolick Creek Watershed by Mr Zachary Carr : 12:30:00 in Ohio Room, Hadley Union
  • Unconventional Resources in the Appalachian Basin: Understanding the Utica Shale by Mr, Aaron Brownley : 12:30:00 in Ohio Room, Hadley Union

Health and Physical Education

  • The Effects of a Single Bout of Aerobic Exercise on Resting Energy Expenditure in Sedentary, Obese College-Aged Students by Mr Joshua Riffe : 09:30:00 in Monogahela Room 2, Hadley Union

History

  • Loyalism, Property and Widowhood in Revolutionary Pennsylvania: The Case of Hannah Lewis by Camille Kaszubowski : 09:30:00 in Allegheny Room 2, Hadley Union

Hospitality Management

  • Financial, Branding, and Service Strategies Play Vital Roles in Hospitality. by Shi-Ting Yan : 12:30:00 in Ohio Room, Hadley Union

Interdisciplinary Fine Arts

  • Dance It, Move It, Learn It: Creating an Interdisciplinary Classroom by Ms Lindsey Grove : 12:30:00 in Ohio Room, Hadley Union

MIS and Decision Sciences

  • Managing Network & Servers by Mr Mohemmed Masoud : 12:30:00 in Ohio Room, Hadley Union

Management

  • Marketing by Ms Nana Haidara : 12:30:00 in Ohio Room, Hadley Union
  • Who to do a Good Marketing by Ms Nana Haidara : 12:30:00 in Ohio Room, Hadley Union

Mathematics

  • How MELD Scores Affect the Survival Rate of Liver Transplant Patients by Ms Theresa Scarnati, Ms Ashleigh Craig : 08:00:00 in Monongahela Room 2, Hadley Union

Music

  • The Method to Performing in the Style of Jazz Vibraphone by Mr Dakota Kaylor : 09:30:00 in Room 126, Cogswell
  • Exploring music of the marimba/vibraphone duo by Mr. Brant Roberts : 09:30:00 in Room 126, Cogswell

Natural Science

  • Production and Purification of Mus musculus Prolactin 7d1 Protein to Establish a Relation to Autism by Ms Margaret Shaba : 12:30:00 in Ohio Room, Hadley Union

Nursing and Allied Health Prof

  • Quality of Care: Patient satisfaction with care received at rural and urban hospitals; and factors that contribute to hospital choice by Mr Brandon Bobbitt : 08:00:00 in Monongahela Room 2, Hadley Union
  • Effectiveness of ReadyPA Emergency Preparedness Program in Rural Western Pennsylvania in the Event of a Prolonged Power Failure by Mr Brandon Bobbitt, Ms Brittany Delgado : 12:30:00 in Ohio Room, Hadley Union

Other

  • The Invisible Wound: The Incident Rate and Treatment of Hearing Loss in Military Personnel by Ms Lauren McClellan : 08:00:00 in Monongahela Room 2, Hadley Union
  • Perceptions Vs. Misconceptions: What are the Indiana University of Pennsylvania students’ perceptions and beliefs regarding dietary supplements safety, efficacy, and regulation policies? by Ms Christina Sponsky : 09:30:00 in Monogahela Room 2, Hadley Union
  • Building Nieuw Netherlands: Early Dutch Archiecture of the Hudson Valley Area by Ms Amanda Henretty : 09:30:00 in Allegheny Room 2, Hadley Union
  • Tracing Gothic Architectural Developments: An Iconographic Exploration of Chartres Cathedral’s South Transept by Ms Nicole Reinaker : 09:30:00 in Allegheny Room 2, Hadley Union
  • The Salad Bowl in Western Pennsylvania: An Investigation Into Heavy Metal Concentrations in Local Leaf Crops in Consideration With Coal Burning Electric Generating Units by Ms Robin Fulmer : 14:00:00 in Monogahela Room 2, Hadley Union
  • Snoring: Risks and Prevention. by Abdulrahman Alanazi : 12:30:00 in Ohio Room, Hadley Union

Philosophy

  • Honor Killings: A Defense of Limited Freedom by Ms Kelly Muthler : 08:00:00 in Susquehanna Room, Hadley Union
  • Do you believe in God?....... by Ms Danielle Lewis : 12:30:00 in Ohio Room, Hadley Union

Political Science

  • Analysis: Foreign Policy of Obama Administration 2008-2012 by Ms Sara Whitmore : 08:00:00 in Susquehanna Room, Hadley Union
  • The Paradigm of Liberty: American Freedom and the Invitation to Struggle by Ms Kimberly Waddy : 08:00:00 in Susquehanna Room, Hadley Union
  • "Does the use of admissions criteria (GPA, SAT Scores) disadvantage students from certain geographic locations?" by Mr Nicholas Brock : 11:00:00 in Monogahela Room 1, Hadley Union

Psychology

  • Adaptation after-effects as a function of self-reported autistic-like traits: A study of typically developing individuals whilst viewing emotional faces by Ms Emily Silvis : 14:00:00 in Monongahela Room 1, Hadley Union
  • The Effect of Self-Selected vs. Experimenter-Selected Music on Task Performance, Persistence and Mood by Mr. Michael Knapp : 14:00:00 in Monongahela Room 1, Hadley Union
  • Effects of Trauma Exposure on Personality Variables, Self-esteem, Coping, and Psychological Outcomes. by Ms Sarah Bedwell : 14:00:00 in Monongahela Room 1, Hadley Union

Religious Studies

  • "When Above" according to Foucault: A Postmodern Perspective on the Enuma Elish by Anthony Farella : 11:00:00 in Allegheny Room 2, Hadley Union
  • Women and Goddesses in the Ancient Near East by Miss Kristen Dewitt : 11:00:00 in Allegheny Room 2, Hadley Union
  • The History and Origins of Satan by Lucas Sweeney : 11:00:00 in Allegheny Room 2, Hadley Union
  • Demonic Mesopotamia by Ms Katelyn Mattes : 11:00:00 in Allegheny Room 2, Hadley Union

Sociology

  • Gaming and Violence: Is there a way out ? by Mr Asim Alahmadi : 12:30:00 in Ohio Room, Hadley Union

Spanish

  • Qu Sabe la Mujer Sabia?: The Power of Knowledge in La Celestina and Donzella Teodor by Ms Jovana Ramos : 14:00:00 in Susquehanna Room, Hadley Union
  • Spanish language by Mr. Noriddin Abudabos : 12:30:00 in Ohio Room, Hadley Union
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