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Students' Received Accolades for Projects Following Annual Research Symposium

WHEELING, W.Va., April 13, 2016 -- Wheeling Jesuit University's 17th annual Research and Scholarship Symposium featured a record number of projects, with winners in a number announced following a day of presentations throughout campus.

Levi Morris '11, opened the day with a keynote address, “The Role of Wheeling Jesuit in My Religious Quest.” After graduating, Morris attended the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He lives in Philadelphia and is an attorney at Dechert LLP.

Undergraduates from all academic fields took part in the symposium and presented their original research in both oral and poster presentations. More than 150 projects, the largest number yet, were shown during the event.

During the evening awards ceremony, Dr. Bryan Raudenbush, professor of psychology and director of undergraduate research at WJU, announced the winners in the various categories.



Pictured in Troy Theater are: (FRONT ROW) Whitney Workman, Maria Cottrill, Marie Austin, Amy Schattel, Lucy Hritzo, Sean Shields, AnnaMarie Marsillio, Stephen Probert and Nicholas King. (BACK ROW) Scott Lopez, Elizabeth Bain, Sam Adams, Jan Michael Krempin, Rachel , Wadell, Johannes Strauss, Jacob Plichta, Sarah Sleevi, Elizabeth Nawrocki, Sarah Peters and Aaron Prince.

Winners in each category include:

HISTORY
Jacob Plichta - The Role of the Italian Theater in World War II

CRIMINAL JUSTICE
Sarah Peters - How Reliable is Eye Witness Testimony?

BIOLOGY
Lucy Hritzo and colleagues - Neurological Tick-Borne Lyme Disease: Investigating the Role of a Borrelia Burgdorferi Gene Important for Invasion of the Blood Brain Barrier

CHEMISTRY
Elizabeth Bain ¬- Synthesis and Characterization of Metal Complexes Derived from Amino Acids and 2-pyridinecarboxaldhyde

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
Maire Austin and Scott Lopez - Use of Native Plants in Removing Nitrates from Waste Water

COMPUTER SCIENCE, MATHEMATICS AND PHYSICS
Sean Shields - An Extension of Buffon's Needle Problem

INTERNATIONAL STUDIES AND POLITICAL SCIENCE
Jan Michel Krempin - Migration and Xenophobia in the European Union

ENGLISH
AnnaMarie Marsilio - The Proto-Feminist Art of Passing Within the Eighteenth Century

LAUT HONORS
Amy Schattel - A Look at the Schism Women Feel in Modern-Day Society: We Are Not Superwoman

PHILOSOPHY
Nicholas King - Popper's Resolutions to the Problems of Demarcation and Induction

THEOLOGY
Aaron Prince - Strong-grid Society in Paleolithic Cave Art

ATHLETIC TRAINING
Stephen Probert and Troy Mendenhall - Effectiveness of the Edge Tool on Cervical Spine ROM in Comparison with Conventional Soft Tissue Mobilization

PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATIONS
Brock McGivern - Cardinal Communication: Improving Communication for the Wheeling Jesuit University Baseball Team

PSYCHOLOGY
Johannes Strauss, Taylor Ulisse and Sarah Sleevi - The Impact of Remorse and Orientation on Sexual Assault Sanctions

RESPIRATORY THERAPY
Kaitlynn Rizzo - Congestive Heart Failure and Leading Causes for Readmission

STUDENT FINE ARTS EXHIBITION
First Place - Haley Kindall - Artistic Explorations in Contemporary Spiritual Dilemmas
Second Place - Rachel Wadell - Exploration of Biology and Art





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