2021 Award Winners

Undergraduate

Eberly College of Business and Information Technology

Dean's Award

August Bolinger

  • August Bolinger - "Determinants of Video Game Success"
    Faculty Mentor: Dr. James Jozefowicz

Outstanding Presentation Award

  • Justina Mascaro - "Predictability of Women in NCAA Division II Basketball Tournaments"
    Faculty Mentor: Dr. Stephanie Jozefowicz

College of Education and Communications

Dean's Award

  • Ty McGregor - “Still Life After Death: Searching for Identity in the Works of Clara Peeters”
    Faculty Mentor: Ms. Rachel Fox

Outstanding Presentation Award

  • Ty McGregor - “Still Life After Death: Searching for Identity in the Works of Clara Peeters”
    Faculty Mentor: Ms. Rachel Fox

College of Fine Arts

Dean's Award

  • Gwen Himes - "Putti: The Wise Fools of the Baroque"
    Faculty Mentor: Dr. Irene Kabala

Outstanding Presentation Award

  • Abigail McCoy, Kayla Prough - “Theatre in a Pandemic: Shaping the New “Normal”, Greener Theatre”

    Faculty Mentor: Dr. Nancy Pipkin-Hutchinson

Outstanding Performance Award (Tie)

  • Matthew Mantini - "Death and Memory: Two Songs of Christina Rosetti"

    Faculty Mentor: Dr. Zach Collins

  • Dylan Opalinski - “Suite for Trombone”
    Faculty Mentor: Dr. David Martynuik

Juried Art

Jess Jones

  • Jessica Jones - "Tense Relations"
    Faculty Mentor: Mr. Sean Derry

College of Health and Human Services

Dean's Award

Brooke Zawalnicki

  • Brooke Zawalnicki (pictured above), Cody Dreibelbis - “The Effects of Peer Mentoring on Improving Critical Thinking and Clinical Judgment Decision Making Skills”
    Faculty Mentor: Dr. Taylor Edwards

Outstanding Presentation Award

Hawra Abusaab, Mawadh Alfarshoti, Sara Alshareef

  • Hawra Ali Abusaab, Sara Alshareef, Mawadh Alfarshoti - “Respiratory therapists' perceptions of the efficacy of differing airway clearance techniques used in United States”
    Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jackie Heisler

Outstanding Poster Award

  • Brooke Zawalnicki, Cody Dreibelbis - “The Effects of Peer Mentoring on Improving Critical Thinking and Clinical Judgment Decision Making Skills”
    Faculty Mentor: Dr. Taylor Edwards

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Dean's Award

  • Ryan Lichtenwalner - “Domestic Terrorism and the Economy”
    Faculty Mentor: Dr. James Jozefowicz

Outstanding Presentation Award

Danika Polka

  • Danika Polka - “Baseball Salaries: How They Are Determined”
    Faculty Mentor: Dr. James Jozefowicz

Outstanding Poster Award

  • Nikki Wilcox - “A Comparative Analysis of Remains at Bermondsey Abbey and Merton Priory”
    Faculty Mentor: Dr. Andrea Palmiotto

Kopchick College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Dean's Award

Sarah Grandinette

  • Sarah Grandinette - “Identifying Peptides that Bind to lhx1a and Affect Kidney Development in Zebrafish”
    Faculty Mentor: Dr. Cuong Diep

Outstanding Presentation Award

Kamryn Giesler

  • Kamryn Giesler - Theory of Mind and Social Inferencing Within the Broad Autism Phenotype”
    Faculty Mentor: Dr. Lisa Newell

Outstanding Poster Award

  • Badi Zhou -Models for Diffusion of Hydrogen on Graphene”
    Faculty Mentor: Dr. Majid Karimi

Women in STEM Award

  • Sarah Grandinette - “Identifying Peptides that Bind to lhx1a and Affect Kidney Development in Zebrafish”
    Faculty Mentor: Dr. Cuong Diep

Phi Kappa Phi Award

Arie Van Wieren

  • Arie Van Wieren - “Site-Directed Mutagenesis Studies of Lys261, a Key Residue for MT-AIr Activity”
    Faculty Mentor: Dr. Sudipta Majumdar

Library Research Award

  • Alexa M. Hershberger and Tom Clark - "Macroinvertebrate and Benthic Algae Recovery After Abandoned Mine Remediation in Bear Run, Indiana County, PA"
    Faculty Mentor: Dr. David Janetski, Department of Biology

Graduate

College of Education and Communications

Dean's Award

  • Rebecca Bosley, Regan Chalk - “Examining the Diagnostic Accuracy of Direct Attention Measures”
    Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jenna Hennessey

    Outstanding Poster Award

    • Kathleen Ammerman - “An Observational Study of the Relationship between Driver Education Curriculum, School-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, and Teen Driving Behaviors"
      Faculty Mentor: Dr. Timothy Runge

      College of Health and Human Services

      Dean's Award

      Elizabeth Clinger and Gregory Annan

      • Elizabeth Clinger, Gregory Annan, Cheyenne Sky - “Influences and Impacts on Sports Nutrition Knowledge of College Athletes”
        Faculty Mentor: Dr. Nicole Clark

      Outstanding Presentation Award

      Cynthia Pugh

      • Cynthia Pugh - “Occupational Exposures to Engineered Nanomaterials”
        Faculty Mentor: Dr. Luz Stella Marin

      Outstanding Poster Award

      Paige Finkenbinder

      • Paige Finkenbinder, Paige Linnert, Kristen McGill, Jennifer Bohland-Anhalt - “How has the COVID-19 Pandemic Impacted Food Security Status and Dietary Habits of Undergraduate and Graduate College Students at a Small, Rural University?”
        Faculty Mentor: Dr. Nicole Clark

      College of Humanities and Social Sciences

      Dean's Award

      Gage Huey

      • Gage Huey - “Skeletons, Statistics, and Social Relationships: Faunal Analysis at the Philo II Village, Muskingum County, Ohio”
        Faculty Mentor: Dr. Andrea Palmiotto

      Outstanding Presentation Award

      Elizabeth Laughlin

      • Elizabeth Laughlin - “Analyzing Ghostly Elements in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein”
        Faculty Mentor: Dr. Melanie Holm

      Outstanding Poster Award

      • Gage Huey - “Skeletons, Statistics, and Social Relationships: Faunal Analysis at the Philo II Village, Muskingum County, Ohio”
        Faculty Mentor: Dr. Andrea Palmiotto

      Kopchick College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

      Dean's Award

      Nicholas Christensen

      • Nicholas Christensen - “Evaluation of Brook Trout Dispersal and Spawning Activity Following Culvert Removal”
        Faculty Mentor: Dr. David Janetski

      Outstanding Poster Award

      Angela Spagnoli

      • Angela Spagnoli, Breanna McGhee, Nicholas Greene - “Identification of Pseudo-replicates and the Appropriate Use of Inferential Statistics”
        Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ellen Yerger

      Phi Kappa Phi Award

      • Jennifer Chicca - Weathering the Storm of Uncertainty: A Theory of New-to-Setting Nurses' Role Acquisition”
        Faculty Mentor: Dr. Elizabeth Palmer

      Library Research Award

      • Elizabeth Clinger, Gregory Annan, and Cheyenne Sky - "Sports Nutrition Knowledge of IUP Collegiate Athletes: How It Is Influenced and Impacted"
        Faculty Mentor: Dr. Nicole Clark, Department of Food and Nutrition

      3 Minute Thesis

      • Erin Lewis - “What the Fork? Can ‘The Good Place' Really Teach us Morals and Ethics?”