Undergraduate and Graduate Students Showcase Research

Undergraduate and graduate student-researchers presented their research and creative projects to the college and its partnering communities last Friday during the College of Education and Human Performance (CEDHP) Annual Research Showcase.

During the college showcase, students receive comprehensive feedback on their posters from faculty judges to help prepare for university-wide showcases – Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence and Graduate Research Forum.

Seven undergraduate and six graduate students received awards for their presentations.

Congratulations to this year’s winners!

Undergraduate Winners

First Place for $500
Michelle Verbitskaya
Title: Use of Music in an ESOL Classroom and by Individual English Learners as a Way to Supplement the Process of Learning the English Language
Program: English Language Arts Education

Second Place for $350
Kelley Devoe
Title: Exploring Diet, Physical Activity, and Self-Reported Health Status Among Men and Women in the Medically Underserved Population
Program: Sport and Exercise Science and Health Sciences, Pre-Clinical

Third Place for $250
Typhanie Quest
Title: A Literature Review of the Effects of Cognitive Interventions for Patients with Alzheimer’s
Program: Sport and Exercise Science

Honorable Mention for $100
Sonia Balkaran
Title: An Exploration of Representations of Race and Ethnicity in Series or Transitional Literature for Young Children
Program: Elementary Education

Honorable Mention for $50
Austin Shulman
Title: Waldorf Schools Effectiveness in Teaching Mathematics Based on Student Achievement
Program: Math Education

Megan Fuentes
Title: On Pre-Service Professional Development Programs
Program: Elementary Education

Kaitlin Elmore
Title: Exploring Portrayal of Modern First Ladies in Children’s Biographies
Program: Elementary Education

Graduate Winners

First Place for $500
Rebeca Grysko; Co-Author: Melissa Mitchell
Title: An Exploratory Study of Children’s Interactions with Augmented Reality Enhanced Text
Program: Reading Education, PhD

Second Place for $350
Xiaoli Yu
Title: Analyses and Comparisons of Lexical Features in Native and Nonnative English Academic Writing
Program: TESOL, PhD

Third Place for $250
Megan Whitbeck
Title: Does the Working Alliance Predict Psychological Distress for Participants in Psychoeducational Groups?
Program: Counseling, Clinical Mental Health track, MA

Honorable Mention for $100
Jillian Schreffler
Title: Answering Difficult Questions: A Study Comparing TeachLivE vs. In-Person Skill Building in Health/Sex Education
Program: Exceptional Education, PhD

Honorable Mention for $100 (graduate):
Mais Al-Jabbawi
Title: An Examination of the Role of Arab Gulf Students’ Culture and Gender on Their Cultural Adjustment in ESL Classrooms in The United States of America: A Mixed Method Investigation
Program: TESOL, PhD

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