Student Research Colloquium

Student research projects will be showcased at the 18th annual Student Research Colloquium on April 18 at 7 p.m. in Room 126 of the Science and Advanced Technology Center at Kent State University at Tuscarawas. Admission is free and open to the public. 

Every fall semester, Kent State Tuscarawas students are given the opportunity to submit a research proposal to the Student Affairs Committee which reviews and funds the proposals. Once selected, students work with a faculty mentor on rigorous and meaningful undergraduate research.

This year’s colloquium showcases the research of six students with four projects. Three outstanding faculty mentors who partnered with the students include: Dr. Don Gerbig, associate professor of biology; Dr. Chris Fenk, professor of chemistry; and Dr. Chris Roman, associate professor of English.

The 2015-2016 Student Research Colloquium Projects are:

Title:  “Who is Tom Bombadil? A Theological Assessment.”
Presenter: Shannon Kelly.
Mentor: Dr. Christopher Roman

Title:  “Repurposed Materials for Low-Cost Introductory Science Experiments.”
Presenter: Joshua Menefee
Mentors: Dr. Chris Fenk and Dr. Don Gerbig

Title:  “The Role of Women in Beowulf and the Volsungssaga.” 
Presenter: John Xavier Barrow.
Mentor: Dr. Christopher Roman

Title:  “Examining Endospore Viability After Treatment with Disinfectants.”
Presenters: Cody Meese, Katherine Seldenright, and Jake Beatty
Mentor: Dr. Don Gerbig

The Student Affairs Committee members are: committee chairman Dr. Ashley Galati, assistant professor of psychology; Dr. Ginger Bihn-Coss, assistant professor of communication studies; Dr. Kathy Davis Patterson, associate professor of English; Dr. Vladimir Gurau, assistant professor of engineering technology; William Auld, assistant professor of theatre studies; Tony Dallacheisa, lecturer of English; and Vas Patibandla, assistant professor of engineering technology.




POSTED: Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 5:49pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 5:59pm