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Lehigh Valley campus research symposium winners announced

Undergraduate Research Symposium
4/8/2014 —

Penn State Lehigh Valley students presented their research to a panel of judges and the campus community during the annual Penn State Lehigh Valley Undergraduate Research Symposium on April 1. The judges awarded first- and second-place honors to the top projects in both the STEM and Arts and Humanities categories. The winning projects are:

Arts, Humanities, Business, and Social and Behavioral Sciences

First
Childhood Obesity in Reading, Pennsylvania: Local and Comparative International Perspectives
Students: JB Durishin, Grace Leman, Samantha Lutz, Jenny Nawa, Aneliese Townsend (Presenter)
Adviser: Dr. David Livert, associate professor of psychology

Second
Do College Students’ Attitudes Reflect and/or Help Level America’s Growing Divide? A Psychological Study of ‘Hope’ Among Public University Students
Student: MiguelAngel Tsiounis
Adviser: Dr. Jennifer Parker, associate professor of sociology

STEM

First
Direct and Indirect Effects of Pseudoephedrine on the Intrinsic Conduction System of the Embryonic Chicken Heart
Students: Fatima Afzal and Samely Gonzalez
Adviser: Dr. Jacqueline McLaughlin, associate professor of biology

Second
Anodizer for the Arts
Students: George Evangelou and Matthew Giamber
Adviser: Dr. Harold Scholz, instructor in engineering and physics

The next step for some of these winners as well as other participating projects is to present their work at the annual regional undergraduate research symposium, which is to be held at Penn State Worthington Scranton this year on April 17.

For more information, contact University Relations at 610-285-5067 or aag18@psu.edu.

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