Students, ‘Hoosier Grown’ team to present research at 2014 academic forum

2014 Hoosier Grown
HUNTINGTON, Ind.— After a lot of hard work this year, 30 Huntington University students will present their research from various disciplines at the 2014 Academic Research Forum from 2:45-5 p.m. April 23. The forum will held in the Dowden Science Hall in various classrooms and lecture halls and is free and open to the public.

Along with students from several departments, the “Hoosier Grown” team will present their winning proposal from the Indiana Department of Agriculture’s “Promoting the Good Works of Indiana Agriculture” marketing competition. The team presented their proposal to the ISDA on March 24, ousting 30 other collegiate teams and taking home a $25,000 cash prize. Team members include seniors Stephanie Morin, Micah Christensen, TJ Clounie, Dane Drew, Hannah Hochstetler, Matt Nelson and sophomore Ayla Yeiter.

The purpose of the forum is to highlight and celebrate student learning and scholarship. The idea for the forum originated with the HU Student Senate.
Department chairs were asked to nominate a student from their departments to present their research at the forum.

Presenters include:

Emily Myers, a senior communications studies major from Monroe, Ind., presenting “Family-of-Origin and Perceptions about Commitment.”

Abby Goering, a senior social work major from Carol Stream, Ill., presenting on “Labor Law Analysis.”

Anna O’Dell, a senior social work major from Columbia City, Ind., presenting on “Evaluating Indiana’s Sports Concussion Law.”

Maggie Gilliam, a senior social work major from Columbus, Ohio, presenting on “Senate Bill 291: A Human Trafficking Policy Analysis.”

Kendall Bates, a senior philosophy and computer science major from Gibsonburg, Ohio, presenting on “Induction and Goodman’s Riddle.”

Emily Yarman, a senior biology major from Ashland, Ohio, presenting on “Biological Basis for Homosexuality: A Review of the Scientific Research.”

Jason Wright, a senior chemistry major from Fowlersville, Mich., presenting on “Lasers, Liquid Nitrogen and Nanoparticles.”

Stacie Cressman, a senior chemistry major from Sturgis, Mich., presenting on “The Direct Reductive Amination of Unprotected α-Amino Acids.”

Andrew Wickersham, a senior history major from Huntington, Ind., presenting on “‘We Hold What We Have’ (and Yield What We Must): the Impact of American Anti-Imperialism on British Colonial Policy (1940-1945).”

Lindsey Burson, a senior visual arts major from Roanoke, Ind., presenting on “The Value of Creating.”

Abbey Keister, a senior nursing major from Avilla, Ind., presenting on “Exploring the Muscle Flap Procedure.”

Holly Lutton, a senior youth ministries major from Anderson, Ind., presenting on “Effective Youth Ministry: Graduating Committed.”

Jannea Thomason, a senior English major from Huntington, Ind., presenting on “Victor Frankenstein’s Violation of the Genesis Creation.”

Emily Hahn, a junior psychology and sociology major from Whitehouse, Ohio, presenting on “Effects of Sexual Content in Television and Film on Young Adults.”

Cate Davis, a junior psychology major from Noblesville, Ind., presenting on “Effects of Sexual Content in Television and Film on Young Adults.”

Miah Kinlow, a junior psychology major from Canton, Ohio, presenting “Effects of Sexual Content in Television and Film on Young Adults.”

Elizabeth Bolinger, a junior psychology major from Warren, Ind., presenting on “Awareness of Teacher Satisfaction within Huntington County School District.”

James Parker, a senior sport and exercise studies major from Port Elizabeth, South Africa, presenting on “Efficacy of Pretest Protocols for BOD POD Analysis.”

Kaitlyn Dreman, a senior exercise and movement studies major from Aurora, Colo., presenting on “Efficacy of Pretest Protocols for BOD POD Analysis.”

Isaiah Gerber, a freshman English writing and psychology major from Ossian, Ind., presenting on “The Culturization of Christianity: Overview of the State Christianity in the American Society.”

Sang Eun Woo, a freshman educational ministries major from Malang Jawa Timur, Indonesia, presenting on “Synthesis Essay: Brave New World and 1984.”

Kasey Shell, a freshman youth ministries and missions major from Milford, Ind., presenting on “Philo and Allegorical Commentary.”

Daniel Binkoski, a senior entrepreneurial small business management, business management and economics and finance major from Whitmore, Mich., presenting on “The Context and Impacts of Land Reform in China.”


Heather Barkley
Director of Communications
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