Graduate School

2009-2010 Session Winners

Oral Session Winners

  • Fatemesadat Emami - Peptide Binding Mechanism to Silica on the Molecular Scale (Polymer Engineering)
  • Ben Hartman- The Relationship between Dietary Cholesterol and Lean Mass in Resistance Trainers: A Proposal (Nutrition)
  • Catherine Hewitt- Making Stones Speak (Baldwin Wallace)
  • Lisa Davis- Feminist Rhetorical Criticism: Where Does its Future Lie? (Communication)
  • Cristina Gonzalez- The KIND Way: Preparing Kindergarten Students for the Classroom Setting (Public Administration)
  • Ryan Fletcher- If it Prosper, Thou Shalt See My Brain: Staging Damville’s Death in the Atheist’s Tragedy
  • Denise Davis- Instituting a Feeding Protocol for Infants with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (Nursing)
  • Kristin Hungerford- The Male White House of Hollywood: A Feminist Critique of What It Means to be Presidential (Communication)
  • Steven Kawczak- A Proper End and Hopeful Future: Death and Dying in Late Seventeenth Century England (History)
  • Prashant Kulkarni- Separation of Water from Liquid Fuels using Hydrophilic/ hydrophobic Fiber Media (Chemical Engineering)
  • Marissa Lora- Problem Drinking Among Hispanic Generations: Examining the Spread of Alcohol Abuse with an SIR Model (Applied Mathematics)
  • Alan McCausland- Numerical simulations of High-Reynolds Number Magnetohydrodynamic Turbulent Impinging Jets (Computational Fluid Dynamics)
  • Andrew Michelson- Intralake Variability in Ostracode Assemblages for use in Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction: A Case Study from San Salvador Island, Bahamas (Integrated Bioscience/ Geology/ Ecology)
  • Joshua Miller- Oh, that nasty!: Exploring the Rabelaisian Carnival in Seth MacFarlane's 'Family Guy' (English)
  • Gladys Montenegro-Galindo- Synthesis of Polycaprolactone for Controlled Drug Delivery Using 2,6-ditert- butylpyridine as Proton Trap (Polymer Science)
  • Vivek Narayan- Fractal Model of Innovation (Innovation)
  • Michelle Ondrick- After-School Programs: Their Value and Ways to Make Educationally Stimulating Programs (Education)
  • Chris Opoku-Agyeman- Religion and Civic Engagement in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Case Study of Ghana (Public and Social Policy)
  • Laura Pierce- Rural Colorectal Cancer Screening with Fecal Occult Blood Test & Educational Tool (Nursing)
  • Eric Rosso- Textual Reading of Pornography in Magazines (Communication)
  • Jennifer Snyder- Does Increased Social Activity Improve Mood in Depressed, Elderly Patients Who Reside in Nursing Homes? (Nursing)
  • Alexander Speight- Sediment Magnetism in the Tuscarawas River from Canal Fulton to Navarre, Ohio and Its Relationship to River Pollution (Environmental Science)
  • Andrew Stine- A Continuum Model of Biofilm Growth in the Cystic Fibrosis Lung (Mathematical Biology)
  • William Storms- Utilizing 2-Halo-3- hydroxypropionic Acid for the Functionalization of Biodegradable Polyesters (Polymer Science)
  • Nicholas Sturm- “I look about Wildly”: Ecological Borders and Responsibilities in James Wright's The Branch Will Not Break (Literature/Poetry)
  • Maurice Wadley- Ultraviolet/Ozone Generated Silica Patterns of Poly (dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS) Containing Block Copolymers Synthesized by Reversible Addition Fragmentation Chain Transfer (RAFT) Polymerization (Polymer Engineering)

Poster Session Winners

  • Narendra Poondla- A Study Aimed at Evaluating, Understanding and Rationalizing the Strength, Endurance and Performance of Structures Made from Titanium (Structural Engineering)
  • Andrew McFarland and Blossom Frank- The Ups and Downs of an Eocene Lake Ostracode Faunal Response to Lake Level Fluctuations in Fossil Basin, Green River Formation, Wyoming (USA) (Paleontology)
  • Matthew R. Augustin- Surface Activity of Solvent Cast Polymer (Polymer Engineering)
  • Richard Bodey- Price-Earnings Changes During US Presidential Election Cycles: An Investigation of Determinants (Finance)
  • Louis Britton- Microwave-assisted Synthesis and Functionalization of CdSe/ZnS Quantum Dots and Their Applications Applications in Bioimaging (Chemistry/Nanomaterials)
  • Rebecca Chase and Zhenxin Zhong- Superhydrophobic Nanofibers (Polymer Science)
  • Osama Elbuluk- Degradable Nanoparticles as a Non-Viral Gene Vector for Achieving Virus-like Efficacy (Engineering)
  • Anna Ganios- Peptide-mediated Synthesis of Gold Nanpoparticles for Bioimaging (Polymer Science)
  • Julie Goulandris- Diabetes, Distress, and Depression (Nursing)
  • Sean Kelly and Kimberly Lorentz- Prey Impact and Energy Absorption in Spider Orb Webs (Biology)
  • Tara Kinsley- Factors Associated with Breastfeeding Exclusivity: A Secondary Analysis (Nursing)
  • Angela Kiser- Eating Disorders and Your Child: What Every Parent Should Know (Nursing)
  • Bimala Lama- Characterization of Conjugated Polymer-Semiconductor Nanoparticles (Chemistry)
  • Saandeep Mani- In-vitro Biomechanical Characterization of Tibio-femoral Kinematics Following Distal Bony Realignment (Biomechanics)
  • John-Michael Williford- The Microenvironment Regulation of Mesenchymal Stem Cell Stemness (Biomedical Engineering)
  • Tanya Miracle- Super-Hydrophobic Surface Creation on Stainless Steel using Fluorocarbon Based Organosilane Coatings for Corrosion Prevention (Chemical Engineering)
  • Anna Pischera, Supat Moolsin, Sujeewani Ekanayake, Matthew Panzner, Nadzrina Ahmad Nazir and Thomas Sutter- Fuel Cell Membranes: Solid-State NMR Characterization (Chemistry)
  • Alison Rearick & John Highman
  • John Reho- Hypertension Induced by Episodic Reductions in Uteroplacental Blood Flow in the Gravid Rat (Biology)
  • Emily Rosenthal-Novel Method for the Preparation of Disulfide Polymers and Gels (Polymer Science)
  • Ryan Schmidt- Mapping Magnetic Flux Lines with Iron Oxide Nanoparticles using Fossilized Liquid Assembly (Polymer Engineering)
  • Matthew Swango, Ashley Malik, Chareasa Pitts and Isaac Brown- Adjustment in College Students with ADHD Symptoms (Psychology)
  • Michelle Walker & Jenessa Thirion- Care Safety (Nursing)
  • Kathryn Wheller and Amy McHenry- Vitamin D: What Every Pediatric Health Care Provider Should Know (Nursing)

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