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Student Research Symposium April 26 will showcase creative inquiry

April 24, 2017

Ursuline College honors student accomplishment with its Fifth Annual Student Research Symposium on Wednesday, April 26 from 6-8pm in the Pilla Atrium. Research topics ranging from news source bias to the effects of caffeine on heart muscle will showcase a tremendous diversity of academic exploration.

Posters will be on display in the Pilla Atrium starting at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 25.

Awards to be presented are:
  • Achieving with Technology Award
  • Best Integration of the Humanities in an Interdisciplinary Research Project Award
  • The Core Connection Award
  • Library Research Award 

Dr. Sarah Preston, interim dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, said, "In the Student Research Symposium, we have provided a public forum for Ursuline students to present their research and scholarship. The presentations reflect our faculty members’ dedication to teaching excellence and our students’ curiosity, as well as a showcase for their problem-solving skills. Research is defined differently by each discipline. You will see many disciplines of our curriculum on display."

This year’s research topics are:
  • Effect of Lavender Oil on Kinesthetic Test Anxiety
  • News Source Bias: Real or Imagined?
  • Effect of Hypoxia on Tocopherol Transfer Protein Promoter Methylation
  • Exploring Positive Effects of Stress Using Perception, Prosocial Behavior & Art Expression
  • Understanding Women’s Psychological Experience of Abortion
  • Detecting Heavy Metals in Passerine Bird Eggs
  • Understanding Field Experience Through the Use of Fiber Arts
  • Summary of Study on Raman Spectroscopy Being Used to Detect Breast Cancer
  • Effects of Caffeine on Cardiac Muscle
  • Reaction Times Between Open Skilled Sports and Closed Skill Sports
  • Characterization of beta-sheet Fluorescent Markers Including A Novel Dihydroxychromene Dye
  • What’s in Your Mouth? A Study of Mint, Mastication and Their Effects on Test-Taking Skills
  • Art-Based Research: Fostering Growth in Students on the Autism Spectrum
  • Cleveland’s Gothic Table Fountain
  • Designing Ursuline
  • Impact of Art Therapy on Fine Motor Development in Children with Down Syndrome

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