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Students present research in scholarship showcase

The following Muskingum University students presented research at the Student Scholarship Showcase. Presentations covered topics from various departments, including chemistry, nursing, political science, business, and psychology.
The showcase was part of a week-long celebration for the inauguration of the University’s twenty-first president, Dr. Susan S. Hasseler.

Brianna Baker, of Lore City, OH, presented A Tale of Two High Schools – One District: Preparing English Language Learners for the Work Force.

John Barba III, of Cambridge, OH; Brad Donathan Jr., of Tipp City, OH; Ohlen Rudy, of Hudson, OH; Andrew Marczewski, of Nashport, OH; Ceylan Mercimek; and Thomas Watson, of Coshocton, OH presented Use of Video Testimonials to Improve Diabetes Health Literacy and Behavior.

Landis Bates, of Mantua, OH, presented The study of water treatment technologies via an industrial internship with Safeguard Solutions.

Student Scholarship ShowcaseJaclyn Beskid, of Pleasant City, OH; Hannah Opst, of Hillsboro, OH; and Alyssa Williams, of Cambridge, OH presented Education on Correct Implementation of Pediatric Early Warning System Scale (PEWS) Improves Patient Outcomes.

Olivia Brown, of Oak Hill, OH, presented Felix Felicis: The Good Fortune of Forming Lasting Friendships in the Wizarding World.

Leah Buck, of Zanesville, OH, presented Sufficient Conditions for a Linear Operator on R[x] to be Monotone.

Trevor Burton, of Marietta, OH, presented Authoritarianism or Historical Memory? Conflicting Sources of Support for Brexit, 'hard' and 'soft.'

Evan Chen; John Barba III, of Cambridge, OH; and Rashelle Lashley, of Lore City, OH, presented “Brains R Us”: Outreach to New Concord Elementary Students.

Cassidy Cochrum, of Blacklick, OH, presented A Logistic Default Probability Model.

Ariana Del Signore, of Londonderry, NH, and Sotiria Bailey, of Zanesville, OH, presented Editing Shakespeare--Muskie Shakespeare Editions The Taming of the Shrew.

Alexandria Eckelson, of Byesville, OH, presented Attitudes and Gender Differences of Substance Use During Pregnancy.

Sarah Gotschall, of Cambridge, OH, presented The Effectiveness of Artistic Introspection on Improving Self-Esteem and Body Image.

Philip Hicks, of North Ridgeville, OH, presented External Motivators in Foreign Policy: The South China Sea.

Kimberly Holmes, of Marblehead, OH, presented Analysis of Nano-indentation for Determining Calcium and Phosphorous Composition of New Bone Versus Old Bone.

Keri Hunt, of Logan, OH; Maria Thurston, of Galloway, OH; and Johanna Whetsone, of Millersport, OH, presented Abundance of Grassland Birds on a Surface Mine (The Wilds) Reclaimed Across a Chronological Sequence.

Julianna Jandes, of Lebanon, OH; Bradley Roberts, of Columbus, OH; and Morgan Stocker, of Cambridge, OH, presented First Circle.

Daniel Jennings, of Orient, OH; Andrew Kazmierczak, of Grove City, OH; Lucas Lloyd, of Martins Ferry, OH; Olivia Rhodes, of Cambridge, OH; and Matthew Triola, of Akron, OH, presented Jennings' Java.

Anthony Kall, of Medina, OH, presented Intervention using a foam roller and the impact on delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) and hamstring flexibility.

Rashelle Lashley, of Lore City, OH, presented Ginger Extract Effects Neuronal Serotonin and Dopamine Levels in Rats Treated with the Chemotherapy Drug Cisplatin.

Kristin Mace, of Tipp City, OH, presented The Influence of Social Media, Society, and Peers on Body Dissatisfaction.

Alexander MeyersRyan Mack, of Middlefield, OH, and Jeffrey Burkholder, of West Salem, OH, presented Taking Young Minds by Storm - Building and Programing Mindstorms Robots in an After School Program.

Anna Mayo, of Proctorville, OH, presented Combatting Leprosy and Tuberculosis on the Tropical Island of Gaum.

Alexander Meyers, of Woodstock, GA, presented An Unorthodox Method to Predict Recessions.

Jacob Miller, of Columbia Station, OH, presented Aluminum-based one- and two-dimensional micro fin array structures: high-throughput fabrication and heat transfer testing.

Mary Moody, of Pleasant City, OH, presented Stressors in the Life of College Students.

Steven O'Hara, of Beaver Falls, PA, presented Vestibular Post Concussion Therapy: Using Sports-Related Activities after Passing the ImPACT Test.

Tess Phelps, of Pomeroy, OH; Derrick Barker, of Uhrichsville, OH; Robert Allbright, of Point Pleasant, OH; and Jacob Miller, of Columbia Station, OH, presented Force-detecting mouth guard insert that can help evaluate concussions.

Erika Saunders, of Granville, OH, presented Ecosystem Health Observations of Muskingum University Streams.

Ciara Smith, of Lewisville, OH, presented Explorations of the Dystroglycan Complex in Epidermis and Sociological Creativity.

Jesse Swope, of Harrisonville, PA, presented Assessment of an agricultural impaired stream using the USDA’s Stream-Visual Assessment Protocol as part of a stream restoration project with the Fulton County Conservation District.

Kayla Wilkerson, of Gahanna, OH, presented Glow-in-the-Dark Animals Helping AIDS, Parkinson's, and Cancer Research.

Morgenna ZubyTristen Wiles, of Columbus, OH; Andre Buffington, of Akron, OH; Adrianna Hutton, of Bedford, OH; Anthony Cole-Young, of Springfield, OH; Jacob Beall, of Kimbolton, OH; Audriana Barton, of Pickerington, OH; and Kenya Bell, of Cambridge, OH, presented Single Parents on Campus: A two-generation approach to economic security through higher education.

Alana Young, of Zanesville, OH, presented The Effects of Childhood Abuse on Type Juvenile Offending.

Morgenna Zuby, of Lakewood, OH, presented Chronic Sub-lethal Effects on Roundup® Pro on Anecic Earthworm Lumbricus Terrsestris.