Undergraduate Research and Scholarship
Awards in Support of Undergraduate Research (ASUR): Student Researchers, Spring 2010
A total of twenty-two undergraduate students participated in the Awards in Support of Undergraduate Research (ASUR) program sponsored by the Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship during the Spring semester, 2010. Fifteen students received individual awards of up to $500 to offset their project expenses, and two groups were awarded up to $750 toward research expenses. Each student worked closely with a faculty mentor on an independent research project or creative scholarly activity over the course of the semester. Depending on the discipline, these student scholars conducted experiments out in the field as well as in labs, conducted applied projects in the arts, or studied best practices in their discipline. While some capstone projects or Honors projects were included among those funded by the Center, in most cases, these students worked on independent projects that were not directly associated with any course requirements.
The participating students and their projects are listed below (please scroll down!)
Pictured above are Sheila Campbell (top left), Alan Piracha (top right), and Greg Pugh (bottom).
Please click on the project title to view a short PowerPoint summary of the project:
|Michelle Grace Bologna (Senior)||International Studies||Afro-Cuban Dances During the Cuban Revolution||Amílcar Challú, Ph.D.|
|Alex Brown (Senior)||Environmental Health||Characterizing Air Pollutant Emissions from Combustion During the Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony||Chris Keil, Ph.D.|
|Sheila Campbell (Senior)||International Studies, Marketing||Creating a Marketing Portfolio and Implementing Marketing Strategies for a Cold Stone Creamery Franchise||Kristie Foell, Ph.D.|
|Tahira Craft (Sophomore)||Social Work||The Functions of Gender Role Traditionality and Ambivalent Sexism on the Perceptions of Financial Abuse Within Domestic Partnerships||Sherona Garrett-Ruffin, Ph.D.|
|Lauren Fraley (Senior)||Theatre||On the Brink (Teen Pregnancy, Sex Education and Faith in Northwest Ohio)||Kate Collins, M.F.A.; Sarah Rainey|
|Madison Hartley (Senior)||Fine Art||Meaning Machines: 3-Dimensional Sensory Spaces||Charlie Kanwisher, M.F.A.|
|Megan Kelsey (Junior)||Dietetics||Sports Nutrition Manual for BGSU Athletics||Rebecca Pobocik, Ph.D.|
|Alan Piracha (Senior)||Political Science / Film||Voter Perception of a Candidate from Televised Political Advertising: A Case Study on the 2009 Virginia Gubernatorial Race||David Jackson, Ph.D.|
|Greg Pugh (Senior)||3-D Fine Art||Senior Thesis Show: Particles and Layers||John Balistreri, M.F.A.|
|Rachel Radwanski (Senior)||Visual Communication Technology (VCT)||Trends Regarding News Consumption of College Students in Northwest Ohio||Donna Trautman, Ph.D.|
|Greg Snyder (Senior)||Liberal Arts||Land Choice and Response from Social Control Agents (Homelessness and Land Use)||Stephen Cernkovich, Ph.D.|
|Rebecca Spencer (Senior)||Communication Disorders||Syntactic Comprehension and Its Relationship to Reading Comprehension in Typical College Students||Lauren Katz, Ph.D.|
|Zach Tarvin (Senior)||Creative Writing||Educating the Student Editor: A Textbook for Future Editors||Karen Craigo, Ph.D.|
|Chad Walker (Senior)||Environmental Policy||A Demographic Study of Students' Opinions on Global Climate Change Politics||Shannon Orr, Ph.D.|
|Tyler Wilson (Senior)||Biology||Microsomal Transhydrogenations in the Midgut of Wandering Stage Manduca sexta: A Novel Pathway for Regulation and Control of Invasive Insects||Carmen Fioravanti, Ph.D.|
Christina Madison (Senior)
Sonae Barnett (Senior)
Meredith Whitsell (Senior)
Journalism / PR
Victoria Eckstrand, Ph.D.
Jonathan Ketron (Senior)
Craig Schlater (Junior)
Daniel Spaugy (Senior)
Flight Tech Operations
Aviation Management & Operations
Royce Ann Martin, Ph.D.