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Students present research findings during Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Week

Muskingum University students presented their research findings during the science division’s Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Week, April 24-26, on campus.

The week featured two primary events, The James Bradford Colloquium and the Homer S. Anderson Lecture. At the colloquium, students spoke on their research projects to an audience of their peers and faculty members, each with a strict 15-minute time limit that emulates a professional science conference. Those presentations were then judged and ranked by the faculty, and awards were granted to the top three presenters.

The following students received top honors for their colloquium presentations:

· First place was awarded to Rachel Jamiel who presented Creating a Natural Treatment for the Prevention of Poison Ivy Allergic Reactions.

· Second place went to Rashelle Lashley who presented Ginger Extract Effects Neuronal Serotonin and Dopamine Levels in Rats Treated with the Chemotherapy Drug Cisplatin.

· Third place was awarded to Leah Buck who presented Constructing a Universal Algebraic Differential Equation Based on Certain Trigonometric Relationships.

The following students also made presentations at the colloquium:

· Landis Bates presented Modeling Mars with Arcgis: Analyzing Mars and Evidence of Ancient Water Landforms.

· Mary Moody presented Stressors in the Lives of College Students.

· Jaliah Oglesby presented Eracism: The Effects of Assimilating into Predominantly White Institutions on the African American Female Psyche.

· Kaylee Piatt presented Cross Training Classical Singers to Sing Musical Theatre.

At the Homer S. Anderson Lecture, students made poster presentations of their research in a manner that is typical of a professional science conference. Each student was expected to be available to answer questions about their poster from their peers and faculty members.

The Anderson Lecture included a presentation by Muskingum alumnus Dr. Trevor Lutz, an internal medical resident in the United States Army. Lutz received his Master’s degree at Northeast Ohio Medical University in 2015.

His lecture was titled “From the Chemistry Lab to the Heart Catheterization Lab: The Story of a ‘Muskie’ and His Journey Forward,” encompassing his experiences and opportunities at Muskingum and how they helped pave the way to his post-undergraduate education and career.

The following students received top honors at the Anderson Lecture poster session:

· First place went to Derrick Barker, Erik Allbright, Jacob Miller and Tess Phelps who presented Force Detecting Mouth Guard Insert to Help Detect Concussions.

· Second place was awarded to Tyler M. Lynn who presented Synthesis and Characterization of Low-Generation 1, 4-Phenylenediamine Core Dendrimers for Release Studies with 2-Naphthol.

· Third place was given to Kim Holmes who presented Synthesis, Modification, and the Characterization of Cationic Bodipy Derivatives for the Assay of Antibacterial Activity.

The following students also presented posters at the session:

· Angel Baker, Jaclyn Beskid, Payton Bevard, Lindsay Cunningham, Abbey Dupler, Laura Hill, Haylea Garner, Tara Glaze, Megan Knowlton, Antonio Meehan, Hannah Opst, Caitlyn Smith, Madison Stones, Anna Voris, Alyssa Williams, and Janelle Guentter presented Education on Correct Implementation of Pediatric Early Warning System Scale (Pews) Improves Patient Outcomes.

· Johnny Barba, Brad Donathan, Ohlen Rudy, Andrew Marczewski, Ceylan Mercimek, and Tom Watson presented Use of Video Testimonials to Improve Diabetes Health Literacy and Behavior.

· Landis Bates presented Modeling Mars with Arcgis: Analyzing Mars and Evidence of Ancient Water Landforms.

· Josie Baum presented Influences of Age and Education on Attitudes Associated with Seeking Psychological Help.

· Alexander N. Bryant presented The Use of Kinesiotape to Correct Forward Shoulder Posture.

· Leah Buck presented Constructing a Universal Algebraic Differential Equation Based on Certain Trigonometric Relationships.

· Jeffrey Burkholder, Surya Patel and Jacob Van Leeuwen presented The Effects of the Aging Process on White Wine.

· Jordan Butcher presented Effects of Labeling on Mental Health Stigma and Help Seeking Intentions.

· Katelyn Butcher, Stephanie Clark and Jacob Rinehart presented Eugenol, Syringaldehyde, and Antioxidant Levels in Toasted and Untoasted Cherry and Oak Woods.

· Ashton Clarke presented Low Back Pain: Comparing Core Instability in Lineman.

· MacKenzie Coburn presented Yoga and its Effects on Flexibility in College Students.

· Dakota DeAmicis presented Music Genres and Their Effect on 1RM for Deadlift, Bench Press, and Squat.

· Eric Dowery Jr. presented Recall & Recognition Memory for Pictures vs. Words Featuring the Serial Position & Von Restorff Effects.

· Margaret Hale presented The Effects of Mindfulness Meditation on Salivary Cortisol Following a Social Stressor.

· Robert S. Hisey III presented Physical Activity and its Effects on a Cognitive Task in College Students and Older Adults.

· Keri Hunt, Maria Thurston and Johanna Whetstone presented The Influence of Time Since Reclamation on the Abundance of Grassland Birds on a Surgace Mine (The Wilds).

· Rachael Jamiel presented Creating a Natural Treatment for the Prevention of Poison Ivy Allergic Reactions.

· Anthony Kall presented Intervention Using a Foam Roller and the Impact of Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (Doms) and Hamstring Flexibility.

· Anthony Kolakowski, Nate Frencik, Haylea Debolt, and Kyle Baker presented The Marriage of Wood and Wine with the Extensions Determination of Furfural Content in White Wine.

· Ryan Larrick presented Investigating the Relationship Between Climate Change & The Increase of Parasitic Organisms in Artic Climate Conditions.

· Rashelle Lashley presented Ginger Extract Effects Neuronal Serotonin and Dopamine Levels in Rats Treated with the Chemotherapy Drug Cisplatin.

· Logan Lazar presented Memory Recall of Different Forms of Ads.

· Dakota Lickliter presented The Effects of Music on Asperger’s Syndrome.

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

· McKenzee Martin presented College Undergraduate Studies: Social Support Systems and Preferred Communication Techniques.

· Chantelle Massie presented The Effects of Education on Perceived Mental Illness.

· Anna Mayo presented Detection and Quantitation of Biotin and Claritin® in Human Hair Using Solid Phase Extraction, High Performance Liquid Chromatography and Gas Chromatograph-Mass Spectrometry.

· Liz Mitchell presented College Students’ Perceptions of Mentally Ill Offenders.

· Mary Moody presented Stressors in the Lives of College Students.

· Shelby Nelson presented Traumatic Injuries and Academic Performance.

· Steven O’Hara presented Vestibular Post Concussion Therapy: Using Sports-Related Activities After Passing the Impact Test.

· Kaylee Piatt presented Cross Training Classical Singers to Sing Musical Theatre.

· Jonathan Raugh presented The Behavioral Analysis of African Painted Dogs (Lycaon Pictus) in Captivity.

· Erika Saunders presented Ecosystem Health Observation of Muskingum University Streams.

· Allison Sommers presented The Effects of Singing on the Development of Instrumentalists.

· Tori Sullivan presented Stressors Associated with Anxiety and Its Relationship to Commuter and Residential Undergraduate College Students.

· Alana Young presented The Effects of Childhood Abuse on Adult Criminal Offending.

· Morgenna R. Zuby presented Biomass Effects of Roundup Pro on Anecic Earthworm Lumbricus Terrestris: Repeated Low-Dose Application in a Microcosm Setting.