Salem Students Shine at Research Conference

Kent State Salem Students Showcase Research Projects

Salem, Ohio – 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. This year, there were 56 presentations given by a combined total of 70 students.

The conference is open to all undergraduates in any discipline and in any for-credit course at the Salem campus. Faculty judges evaluate the presentations based on originality; significance; evidence of learning about the research and information gathering process; and overall quality.

The winners of the 2014 Undergraduate Research Conference are:

Long oral presentations - First place: Genna Sink for “Postpartum Depression and its Effects on Parent Child Relationships;” second place: Austin Cope for “First Generation College Students: Social Challenges;” third place: Mariana Bonish for “The Use of College Mentors in Changing Perception of Healthy Eating among Appalachian Adolescents.”

Short oral presentations – First place: Cameron Brinker for “Adolescent Minds, Masculinity, and Self-Confidence;” second place: Caleb Huffman for “Health and Happiness: A Demonstration Using 3 Statistical Techniques,” third place: Heidi Woolweaver for “The Acute Effects Caffeine has on the Anxiety Levels of Older Female and Male College Students.”

Poster presentations – First place: Stacie Arnold for “The Foot Steps of Tomorrow: Parenting Techniques;” second place: Jessica Sands, Sylvia Cintron and Angela Ruthrauff for “Improving ADHA with Diet and Exercise;” third place: Joey-Lynn Corfee, Paige Mountz and Sierra Hull for “Importance of Game Play in Preschool.”


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