Student Research Featured at Honors Showcase

Six senior students who presented their honors project research at the 2016 Spring Honors Showcase on April 8 will join the four Fall Showcase presenters as Honors Medal and Certificate Recipients at the May 2016 Commencement.

The students gave presentations and then conducted a question and answer session with the audience.

The presenters were:

Justin Anderson (senior, industrial engineering technology),  “Manufacturing Process Optimization”; Faculty Mentor: Ramesh Narang, associate professor of manufacturing and construction engineering technology

Sarah Bercot (senior, French/English): “The Algerian Revolution: Zhor Zerari’s Prison Poetry in Translation”; Faculty Mentor: Nancy Virtue, professor of French

Sean Godfroy (senior, English): “The Art of World-building: How to Construct Your Own Reality”; Faculty Mentor: Mary Ann Cain, professor of English

Luisa Pires Luciano (senior, political science): “Case Studies in the Conflict Transformation Process: An Analysis of Rwanda and South Africa”; Faculty Mentor:   Quinton Dixie, associate professor of religious studies

Grayson Ostermeyer (senior, biology),  “Effects of Nutraceuticals on Proliferation of Spleen Cells of Tilapia In-Vitro”; Faculty Mentor: Ahmed Mustafa, professor of biology

Crysta Terry (senior, psychology): “Search Strategy of Tilted Mice on a Barnes Maze”; Faculty Mentor: Ryan Yoder, associate professor of psychology


Four Students Present at 2015 Fall Honors Showcase

Four Honors students presented their final research projects at the 2015 Fall Honors Showcase on Friday, December 4:

  • Amanda Leaders (senior, management and marketing) presented “Testing the Effectiveness of a Reminder Cue in an Oral Health Program”; Faculty Mentor: Bridget Leonard, assistant professor of management and marketing.
  • Matthew Furge (senior, economics/finance/communication) presented “A Comparative Analysis of the Housing Market: Comparing Allen County, IN and the United States”; Faculty Mentor: Nodir Adilov, chair and associate professor of economics.
  • Kira Witte (senior, elementary education) presented “The Portrayal of Bullying in Children’s Literature: Strategies to Combat Its Effects”; Faculty Mentor: Lewis Roberts, director of graduate studies and associate professor of English and linguistics.
  • Sara Jackson (senior, English/French), presented “Magna Carta: A Legacy of Liberty, Reframed and Rewritten”; Faculty Mentor: Suzanne LaVere, associate professor of history.

This presentation was the final step for these students to complete their work in the Honors Program. They will receive their Honors Medals at Commencement in May.