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2013 Undergraduate Researchers

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

 

 

Research Opportunities for Undergraduates

BIOLOGY

BUSINESS STUDIES

CHEMISTRY

COMMUNICATIONS

ECONOMICS

ENGINEERING

ENGLISH

HISTORY

KINESIOLOGY

MARKETING

PHYSICS

PSYCHOLOGY

SOCIOLOGY

SPANISH