2011 President’s Academic Showcase of Undergraduate Research
The 2011 Showcase drew over 20 participants from a wide variety of academic disciplines. Below are the Tier One and Tier Two finalists, with links to the abstracts of their research and videos of their presentations.
Tier One Finalists
Joel Landis - (First Place)
Is China a Revisionist State? Examining China’s Military Rise Through Power Transition Theory
Dr. Daniel van Voorhis
"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 (Read More)
Brad Fuller and Duje Grubisic - (Second Place)
Is Inventory a Worthy Indicator of Business Cycles?
Prof. Andy Grimalda
Emily Scherping - (Third Place)
In the Shadow of a Poet: A Feminist Reading of Virgil’s Camilla
Dr. Kerri Tom
Marissa Brown, Stephen Dotta, Justin Wilson, Cassandra Johnson, and Kristin Turner - (Honorable Mention)
Descriptive Study of Contested, Workers’ Compensation Psychiatric Claims
Dr. Roberto Flores de Apodaca
Matthew Arnold - (Honorable Mention)
A Comparative Analysis of Latin American Liberation Theology and Lutheran Two Kingdom Doctrine
Dr. Greg Seltz
Tier Two Finalists
Paige Finley - (Winner)
Insights to the activation of Sod1: Determining if Over Expressing CCS st, C231S, C229S and C229-231S rescues Sod1 Growth in Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Dr. Lindsay Kane-Barnese
"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."
Josh Canter - (Runner Up)
Connecting the Die Hard Problem and Pythagorean Triples
Dr. Melinda Schulteis