Annual Research Conference Held on Salem Campus
Kent State University at Salem held its fall Undergraduate Research Conference, an event that recognizes students for their research and allows them to share what they learned through discussions with the academic staff.
The conference is open to all undergraduates in any discipline and in any for-credit course on any Kent State campus. Faculty judges evaluate the presentations based on originality; significance; evidence of learning about the research and information gathering process; and overall quality.
Dr. Eboni Pringle, dean of University College, was the keynote speaker. She shared stories of people who each made significant contributions to the world – through research, inventions and medical breakthroughs – yet remained virtually unknown. She encouraged the students to keep working on issues that are important to them, even though they may never become famous for it.
Oral presentations - First place: Marcus Mick, Brittany Tice and Janet Smith for “Adequate, Available and Accessible Nutrition;” second place: Leah Haustman, Heather Allen and Lisa Johnson for “Food Insecurity and Poverty in Urban America;” third place: Justin Gamble, Kristin Mercer, Tiffany Hipple and Amy Hilbert for “Obesity and Fat Family Fatalism.”
Poster presentations – First place: Amber Biser for “Low Dose Computed Tomography (LDCT) Lung Screening;” second place: Amy Kelly for “Parental Cellphone Usage and the Effects on Parent-Child Interactions;” third place: Michelle Rogerson, Ashley Algarin and Krystee Vang for “A Heart that You Can See with FFR-CT.”
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Photo A: Dr. Eboni Pringle, dean of University College (center), with several of the students who participated in the 2015 Undergraduate Research Conference.
Photo B: Winners of the poster presentations included (from left) Michelle Rogerson, Amy Kelly, Ashley Algarin, Krystee Vang and Amber Biser
Photo C: Winners of the oral presentations included (from left) Kristin Mercer, Heather Allen and Lisa Johnson.
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