Congratulations to all who participated in the 28th annual Student Symposium! Over 225 student presenters represented all seven academic colleges and Burris Laboratory School.

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

Mary Tragesser-Tina, Biology

The effect of perturbed lipid biosynthesis on cytosolic and endoplasmic reticulum protein degradation

Faculty Mentor: Eric (VJ) Rubenstein, Biology


Undergraduate Student Winners

Kyle Pittman, Psychological Science

Media Facilitated Bias

Faculty Mentor: Andrew Luttrell, Psychological Science

Jillian Cieslik, Barrett Sullivan, Peyton Rodgers, Chamese Brewer, Biology

Preserving plant organic matter as a method to evaluate the effects of altered plant community structure on biofilm development

Faculty Mentor: Allison Rober, Biology

Jessica Cruz, Mason Hardwick, Edwing Gonzalez, Xavier Walls, Information Systems and Operations Management

Stopping the College Dropout Crisis

Faculty Mentor: Fred Kitchens, Information Systems and Operations Management


Graduate Student Winners

Kayla Thompson, Charlotte Obeng, Emily Atkinson, LeShae Philyaw, Educational Psychology

Unseen Perspectives: Using Photovoice to Explore the Experiences of Historically Marginalized Graduate Students

Faculty Mentor: Robin Phelps-Ward, Educational Leadership / The Graduate School

Liz Marthaler & Russell Baas, Landscape Architecture

Tree-ring dating of the Bronnenberg I-house at Mounds State Park, Anderson, Indiana

Faculty Mentor: Chris Baas, Landscape Architecture

Ismaila Ibrahim, Environment, Geology, and Natural Resources

Reassessing the Heavy Metals Concentration in the Sediments of the White River in Muncie

Faculty Mentor: Klaus Neumann, Environment, Geology, and Natural Resources