The 2022 Student Symposium had a great turnout for its first in-person event since 2019! 125 participants (38 graduate students, 87 undergraduate students) presented 85 scholarly and creative projects, representing all seven academic colleges. While we are showcasing the top presentations here, we first would like to acknowledge all of our participants—each of you dedicated yourselves to going that extra mile to participate in the Symposium on top of all the other activities going on in your lives!

Without further ado, here are the winners of the 27th annual Student Symposium at Ball State:

Inaugural Dr. James & Betsy Pyle Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Science

Emily Danzeisen, Junior, Biology

Creating an Inquiry-Based Lab: Gibbs Free Energy Investigation Using Cobalt(II) Ion

Faculty Mentor: Jason Ribblett

Undergraduate Student Winners

Phillip Betts, Senior, Chemistry

Development of an Enzymatic System for the Synthesis of Pseudouridine

Faculty Mentor: Jordan Froese

Erica Brinkley, Senior, Communication Studies

Junie B. Jones and the Messy, Complicated Portrayal of Gender

Faculty Mentor: Beth Messner

Ethan Lee & Lauren Cloonan, Juniors, Construction Management & Interior Design

Riverside Community Heritage Center

Faculty Mentor: Sarah Angne Alfaro

Graduate Student Winners

Liza Cohen, Psychological Science

A Qualitative Exploration of Therapists' Work with Low-income Clients

Faculty Mentor: Thomas Holtgraves

Veronica Hamilton, Biology

A Floristic Study Revealing the Biodiversity of Alaskan Peatland Diatoms

Faculty Mentor: Kevin Wyatt

Md Atiqur Rahman, Physics & Astronomy

Observation on the effect of magnetic flux while charge carries in DNA nanostructure

Faculty Mentor: Yong Suk Joe

All the best on the rest of the semester going smoothly! Congratulations again to everyone who participated and made the 2022 event a success!

Click here to view the "Student Symposium 2022" program.