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2013 Undergraduate Research & Scholarship Symposium

Click the image below to view the 2013 Program Booklet including schedule, student abstracts, and more!

WATCH some of the student participants discuss their projects at the 2013 URSS.

2013 Award Winners

Phi Kappa Phi, National Honors Society

Outstanding Research: $500
Kasey Devlin, Kimberly Daley, Meghann Moreau, Jacilynn Brant
"Novel Hexagonally Derived Diamond-like Li2-II-IV-S4 Diamond-like Semiconductors"
Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences
Abstract: 32

2 for Honorable Mention: $250
Sarah Meholick
"Forsaking the House Carpenter: The Evolution of Folk Ballads"
Mary Pappert School of Music
Abstract Number: 68

Eileen Wang
"USING GAME SHOWS TO TEST GENDER DIFFERENCES IN WAGE NEGOTIATION"
A.J. Palumbo School of Business
Abstract Number: 4

Gumberg Library

Gumberg Library Award for Undergraduate Research: $250
Melissa Meola & Ashley Leposky
"Prevention of Ventilator Associated Pneumonia (VAP)"
School of Nursing
Abstract Number: 26

Honors College

Outstanding Poster: $250
Shannon Mickey, Maggie Qualey, Rachel Stoyanoff, and Elizabeth Visco
"Grandparents Raising Grandchildren and the Effects on Both Parties"
School of Nursing
Abstract Number: 52

Office of the Provost

Outstanding Scholarship Award: $250
Melinda Haulman
"Agricultural Emissions and the Environmental Kuznets Curve"
McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
Abstract Number: 91

2 for Honorable Mention: $125
Kelsey Heslin, Andrew Evans, Stephanie Fields, Austin Ramsey, and Casey Schick
"Space, Time and Causality: An Eye-Tracking Study"
McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
Abstract Number: 19

Judith Meyers
"Transfigured Night and Schoenberg's Musical Evolution"
Mary Pappert School of Music
Abstract Number: 7

University Academic Sustainability Committee

Excellence in Sustainability & the Environment: $250
Stefanie Cohn, Rachael Desmond, Emily Emsurak, Anna Hansen, and Steven Helinski
"Availability of Sustainable Food in Urban, Low-Income Communities"
Mary Pappert School of Music
Abstract Number: 82

Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences

2 for Excellence in Research in the Basic Sciences: $300
Katie Ratay
"Effects of Ovariextomy and Estradiol Replacement on Allegheny Mountain Dusky Salamanders"
Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences
Abstract Number: 67

Kasey Devlin, Kimberly Daley, Meghann Moreau, and Jacilynn Brant
"Novel Hexagonally Derived Diamond-Like Li2-II-IV-S4 Diamond-Like Semiconductors"
Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences
Abstract Number: 32

Center for Catholic Intellectual Tradition and Center for Spiritan Studies

2 for Catholic Intellectual Tradition and Spiritan Studies Award for Undergraduate Research: $250
Megan Barber
"Religious and Spiritual Application in Healthcare"
Rangos School of Health Sciences
Abstract Number: 23

Stephanie Sloan and Rebecca Marie Yoder
"From Heavens to Hands: A Student's Perspective on the Music of Charles Tournemire"
Mary Pappert School of Music
Abstract Number: 55

School of Nursing

School of Nursing Undergraduate Research Award: $250
Kerri Pavlik, Lauren Jenkins, Kaitlin O'Dell, and Morgan Leaventon
"Becoming Clinically Competent Nurses Through Community Based Research"
School of Nursing
Abstract Number: 79