Kent State Salem Students Showcase Research Projects
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.
Dr. Kathy Wilson, chair of the Department of Economics at Kent State University, was the keynote speaker. Her primary field is public economics and the focus of her research is on inequality and poverty. She has conducted research on education financing, educational attainment, mental health and poverty, teen pregnancy, disability and retirement related to inequality and poverty. Wilson received her Ph.D. in 1996 from the University of Wisconsin.
The URC committee includes Dr. Rachael Blasiman, Dr. Omid Bagheri, Cyndi Peterson, Dr. Tsunghui Tu and Dr. Steve Toepfer
The winners of the 2018 Undergraduate Research Conference are:
- First place: Rebecca Little for “Cell Phone Communication Among College Students.”
- First place: Raegan Meals and Heather Lude for “Flueodeoxyglucose PET Studies – Early Detection of Increased Risk for Cognitive Decline;”
- Second place: Allysha Campbell for “Elastrography in Ultrasound;”
- Third place: Ivy Bulloch for “The Effect of Homeopathic Oils on Common Hand Bacteria.”
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Photo A: Winners from the 2018 URC included (from left) Allysha Campbell, Raegan Meals, Heather Lude and Rebecca Little.
Photo B: Dr. Kathy Wilson was the keynote speaker for the 2018 URC.
Photo C: Students Danielle Satterfield and Maria Allen explain their research to Dr. Doug Motrey.