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2018 Honors Showcase - 4/6/18 & 4/13/18


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You are cordially invited to attend the Spring 2018 Honors Showcase on Friday, April 6 and Friday, April 13.

The Honors Showcase is an opportunity for Honors students to present the research from their Honors Projects—the culmination of their work towards completing the Honors Certificate.

The eleven scheduled presenters are:

Friday, April 6

9:05 am - 9:40 am Bre Anne Briskey (Psychology/History)
“Los Desaparecidos: Analyzing the Psychological Impact of Disappeared Children on Argentinian Society”
Mentor: Dr. Richard Weiner (History)

9:45 am - 10:20 am Helena Carvalho Schmidt (Political Science/Communication)
“Failing Democracy: Corruption and the Corrosion of Institutional Work”
Mentor: Dr. Craig Ortsey (Political Science)

10:25 am - 11:00 am Rachel Roberts (Management and Marketing)
“Building Brand Loyalty with Mobile Applications”
Mentor: Dr. Nichaya Suntornpithug (Marketing)

11:05 am - 11:40 am Shannon LaClair Rahn (Psychology)
“The Effects of Personality and Diagnostic Severity on Choice of Treatment Setting”
Mentor: Dr. Jay Jackson (Psychology)

11:40 am – 1:00 pm Lunch (RSVP required)

1:00 pm - 1:35 pm Cody Davison (Chemistry)
“Isolation of Large Cage Erbium Metallofullerenes”
Mentor: Dr. Steven Stevenson (Chemistry)

1:40 pm – 2:15 pm Adrita Iman (Biology/Chemistry)
"Functional Characterization of Putative Nucleobase Transporter Proteins in the Causative Pathogen of Fire Blight Disease, Erwinia amylovora, and its Host Apple"
Mentor: Dr. George Mourad (Biology)

Friday, April 13

9:05 am - 9:40 am Meg Steigerwald (Communication Sciences & Disorders)
“Diagnostic Labels and their Effect on Parent Perspectives of Child Language Disorders”
Mentor: Dr. Stacy Betz (CSD)

9:45 am - 10:20 am Tianna Schuerman (Communication Sciences & Disorders)
"Perception and Knowledge of Emergency Responders Concerning Augmentative/Alternative Communication (AAC)"
Mentors: Sharon Mankey (CSD) and Mariesa Rang (CSD)

10:25 am - 11:00 am Kathleen Bendele (English Education)
“Raising Standards- Uniform Sexuality Education for Indiana High Schools”
Mentor: Dr. Lucas Rodesiler (Educational Studies)

11:05 am - 11:40 am Rachel Caruso (English)
“Young Adult Literature and Secondary Education: A Cohesive and Dynamic Fit”
Mentor: Damian Fleming (English and Linguistics)

11:40 am – 1:00 pm Lunch (RSVP required)

1:00 pm - 1:35 pm Deborah Idjoko (Biology)
"Eliminating Sickle Cell Anemia; The Way To Go"
Mentor: Dr. Elliott Blumenthal (Biology)

The presentations will take place in the Honors Center Student Lounge (2nd Floor of Helmke Library). Each student will make a 20-minute research presentation, followed by 15 minutes of questions from the audience.

Buffet lunch and coffee will be available during the presentations.

If you plan to attend, please fill out the RSVP form—it will help us tremendously in making sure we have the appropriate amount of seating and enough food/coffee:


Please complete the RSVP by 5 pm April 2.

We look forward to seeing you on April 6 and April 13!

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