Watch the celebration of the first cohort of Student Researchers and Mentors in the Teacher-Scholar Program! These 38 research teams of 1st and 2nd-year undergraduate students and their research mentors worked on important research questions of our times, including:

  • Hoosier Civil Rights History
  • Adolescent Anxiety and Depression
  • Conquering COVID in the Classroom

And other topics that advanced understanding of:

  • the Medieval Princess Ermengarde
  • rRNA processing
  • porous structures at an atomic level

As a part of the event, Provost Rivera-Mills shared remarks, some Student Researchers shared briefly about their research and some Mentors shared about their experience.

Opening Remarks

Provost Susana Rivera-Mills (Watch Video)

Student Researcher Presentations

Ivan Mota-Sánchez (Watch Video)
Islamic Center of Muncie – Solar Start Project
Mentor: Sherif Attallah
Department of Construction Management and Interior Design

Hollyn Anderson (Watch Video)
Site Characteristics, Food Distribution Strategies and Program Challenges Experienced by School-based Pantries in Indiana, Wisconsin and Ohio
Mentor: Christina Jones
Department of Nutrition and Health Science

Brooke Walter (Watch Video)
Teaching Food in History and the Canterbury Tales
Mentor: Alexander Kaufman
Honors College

Keely Pitts (Watch Video)
Personal Belief Systems, Teaching Practices and Classroom Climate
Mentor: Dane Minnick
Department of Social Work

Jordan Olson
Victimization, Negative Emotions and Substance Use: Examining if Marital Status and Relationship Quality Moderate General Strain Theory Processes
Mentor: Greg Rocheleau
Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology

Katrina Partlow
Designing High-Fidelity Online Learning Modules for Building Leadership Skills and Self-efficacy in JROTC
Mentor: Mathew Stuve 
Department of Educational Psychology

Ella Waldspurger
Examining Racial Bias in Police Decision Making
Mentor: Anthony Vito
Criminal Justice and Criminology

Sandy Gonzalez
Educating Future and Current Journalists about Eyewitness misidentification and memory issues.
Mentor: Robin Blom
Department of Journalism

Lauren Szymczak (Watch Video)
Academic Anxiety Resource Center Interventions: Test Anxiety
Mentor: Jerrell Cassady
Department of Educational Psychology

Morgan Moore
Towards the Construction of Metal Organic Frameworks: Predicting the Metal-binding Sites on Tetrazole Ligands
Mentor: Sundeep Rayat
Department of Chemistry

Student Experiences

Ella Waldspurger
Mentor: Anthony Vito

Jill Beck
Mentor: Alan Yen

Closing Remarks

Vice Provost for Research Sue McDowell (Watch Video)