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The 2011 Showcase drew over 20 participants from a wide variety of academic disciplines. Below are the Tier One and Tier Two finalists.

Tier One

Joel Landis’ Presentation

1st Place: Joel Landis - faculty mentor Dr. Daniel van Voorhis

  • Is China a Revisionist State? Examining China’s Military Rise Through Power Transition Theory

"You’re not just writing a paper and getting comments back, you’re being challenged to do the best you possibly can....The whole experience was invaluable as I head into grad school."
-Joel Landis

Brad Fuller and Duje Grubisic’s Presentation

2nd Place: Brad Fuller and Duje Grubisic - faculty mentor Prof. Andy Grimalda

  • Is Inventory a Worthy Indicator of Business Cycles?
Emily Scherping’s Presentation

3rd Place: Emily Scherping - faculty mentor Dr. Kerri Tom

  • In the Shadow of a Poet: A Feminist Reading of Virgil’s Camilla
Marissa Brown, Stephen Dotta, Justin Wilson, Cassandra Johnson, and Kristin Turner’s Presentation

Honorable Mention: Marissa Brown, Stephen Dotta, Justin Wilson, Cassandra Johnson, and Kristin Turner - faculty mentor Dr. Roberto Flores de Apodaca

  • Descriptive Study of Contested, Workers’ Compensation Psychiatric Claims
Matthew Arnold’s Presentation

Honorable Mention: Matthew Arnold - faculty mentor Dr. Greg Seltz

  • A Comparative Analysis of Latin American Liberation Theology and Lutheran Two Kingdom Doctrine

Tier Two

Paige Finley’s Presentation

1st Place: Paige Finley - faculty mentor Dr. Lindsay Kane-Barnese

  • Insights to the activation of Sod1: Determining if Over Expressing CCS st, C231S, C229S and C229-231S rescues Sod1 Growth in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

"I learned how to do a lot of stuff many students don’t know how to do — researching in the lab, seeing what it takes to find a cure to a certain disease and experiencing how much work goes into working in a lab. The Showcase was a great opportunity."
-Paige Finley

Josh Canter’s Presentation

2nd Place: Josh Canter - faculty mentor Dr. Melinda Schulteis

  • Connecting the Die Hard Problem and Pythagorean Triples
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