Virtual Student Research Colloquium Held
Kent State University at Tuscarawas student research projects were showcased during the Virtual Student Research Colloquium on April 5.
During the fall semester, Kent State Tuscarawas students were 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 showcased the research of eight students with three projects. The faculty mentors who partnered with the students include engineering technology faculty Dr. Dhruba Panthi, Tim Fritz and Turan Koptur, and sociology faculty Dr. Adrian Jones
The 2020-2021 Student Research Colloquium Projects are:
Title: “Mini Printer for Nail Arts”
Presenter: Annie Quan (Engineering Technology)
Mentor: Dr. Dhruba Panthi
Title: “An Exploration of Sociological Factors Predicting Rape and Child Molestation”
Presenter: Brett Swigert (Sociology)
Mentor: Dr. Adrian Jones
Title: “Desert Rune”
Presenter: Joseph A. Gage, Heather Wagner, Johnny Lam, Michael Drago, Marissa Gyorki and Megan Gyorki (Animation Game Design)
Mentors: Tim Fritz and Turan Koptur
The purposes of the Student Research Colloquium are to introduce students to the skills and methodologies of theoretical, applied, and/or basic research, to provide students with the opportunity to expand their academic involvement and experience beyond the classroom, and to strengthen collaboration among faculty and students by providing resources for research projects of mutual interest.