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?”