2018 Student Research Conference:
31st Annual Student Research Conference

Program

Program-At-A-Glance

7:30 a.m. • MG Cyber Cafe & VH Lobby
Continental Breakfast

Continental Breakfast and Conference Program Books are available in the the Magruder Hall Cyber Cafe and the Violette Hall Lobby at 7:30 a.m. Registration is not required for session attendance; the entire campus community is invited and encouraged to attend.


8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. • University Art Gallery
Juried Art Exhibition

The Student Research Conference coincides with the last day of the Annual Juried Student Exhibition. In the University Art Gallery, on the ground floor of Ophelia Parrish (OP 1114), outstanding student work will be on display in the gallery from 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.


9:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. • MG Cyber Cafe & VH Lobby
Break

Complimentary refreshment breaks will be held in the main lobby of Violette Hall and the Cyber Cafe of Magruder Hall from 9:15 a.m.


9:30-10:45 • MG 1000
SESSION 201
Oral Paper -
English II

Presiding: Dr. Rebecca Dierking

9:30

201 - 1  ANNA DEMOOR♦
Dr. Rebecca Dierking, Faculty Mentor

The Multigenre Paper: The Impact of Multigenre Writing on Understanding Text and Engaging Students 

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10:00

201 - 3  SARAH CHABOT♦
Dr. Rebecca Dierking, Dr. Summer Pennell, and Dr. Sara Day, Faculty Mentors

What Effects Student Connection to Classic Literature: Incorporating Popular Culture 

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10:15

201 - 4  KEVIN M. HART♦
Dr. Rebecca Dierking and Dr. Summer Pennell, Faculty Mentors

Engaging Students With Digital Video

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10:30

201 - 5  MIA P. POHLMAN♦
Dr. Rebecca Dierking, Dr. Barbara Price, and Dr. Priscilla Riggle, Faculty Mentors

High School Students' Changing Perceptions of Silence Through the Use of Breathing Exercises in the English Classroom

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9:30-10:45 • MG 1090
SESSION 202
Oral Paper -
English III

Presiding: Dr. Summer Pennell

9:30

202 - 1  KATRINA A. BURGESS♦
Dr. Barbara Price, Dr. Summer Pennell, and Dr. Paul Yoder, Faculty Mentors

Teaching Writing Using a Sensory Response Poetry Workshop

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9:45

202 - 2  KYLE J. BURRE♦
Dr. Barbara Price, Dr. Paul Yoder, and Dr. Rebecca Dierking, Faculty Mentors

Labeling and Agency: Crafting a Student Lead Response to Self-Perception and Identity

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10:00

202 - 3  KRISTINA M. KOHL♦
Dr. Summer Pennell, Dr. Barbara Price, and Dr. Paul Yoder, Faculty Mentors

Is Taylor Swift the New Abigail Williams? A Case Study on Popular Culture and Student Engagement

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10:15

202 - 4  JAMIE C. MCBURNETT♦
Dr. Summer Pennell, Dr. Rebecca Dierking, and Dr. Linda Seidel, Faculty Mentors

Self Preparedness on Instruction of a Feminism Unit

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9:30-10:45 • MG 2050
SESSION 206
Oral Paper -
Physics II

Presiding: Dr. Vayujeet Gokhale

9:45

206 - 2  FRANK CONSOLINO
Dr. Vayujeet Gokhale, Faculty Mentor

Peer Instruction: A Different Approach to Physics Education

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9:30-10:45 • VH 1212
SESSION 209
Oral Paper -
Political Science I

Presiding: Dr. Randy Hagerty

9:45

209 - 2  KYLE A. TROJAHN
Dr. John J. Quinn, Faculty Mentor

Revitalizing Elementary Education: Analyzing the Effectiveness of Merit-based Teacher Advancement Programs (TAP) on Elementary Education

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11:00 a.m. - 12:15 a.m. • VH 1000
Plenary Session: All Disciplines

Foundations of Research: Transforming Undergraduate Skills into a Career

Abigail Orscheln Police Analyst St.Louis County Police Department


1:00-2:15 • OP 2210
SESSION 215
Oral Paper -
Music II

Presiding: Dr. Michael Bump

1:30

215 - 3  SARAH E. WILSON♦
Dr. Curran Prendergast, Faculty Mentor

Using Popular Music Themes to Develop Technical Proficiency in Beginning Band Students

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1:00-2:15 • MG 1000
SESSION 301
Oral Paper -
English IV

Presiding: Dr. Rebecca Dierking

1:00

301 - 1  MORGAN E. SIEBERT♦
Dr. Rebecca Dierking, Faculty Mentor

Collaborative Writing in the Secondary English Classroom

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1:15

301 - 2  KATLYN M. ASHMANN♦
Dr. Rebecca Dierking, Faculty Mentor

Effects of Using a Three-Stage System for Peer Review

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1:45

301 - 4  CAMILLE M. KREKEL♦
Dr. Rebecca Dierking, Faculty Mentor

Developing Students’ Cross-Cultural Understanding: Incorporating World Literature into the Secondary English Language Arts Classroom

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1:00-2:15 • MG 1090
SESSION 302
Oral Paper  -
English V

Presiding: Dr. Barbara Price

1:45

302 - 4  SUJASH ISLAM PURNA♦
Dr. Barbara Price, Dr. Summer Pennell, and Dr. Paul Yoder, Faculty Mentors

How Multicultural Literature Impacts Perspective Building

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2:00

302 - 5  ERIN M. HUTCHISON♦
Dr. Summer Pennell, Faculty Mentor

Critical Literacy: Questioning Perspectives, Characters, and Morality in Of Mice and Men

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1:00-2:15 • VH 1212
SESSION 309
Oral Paper  -
Education I

Presiding: Dr. Julie Lochbaum

1:00

309 - 1  ANNA WELSH♦
Dr. Christopher Maglio, Faculty Mentor

Impact of Performing Textual Annotations on Students’ Independent Reading Comprehension

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1:15

309 - 2  AMANDA E. DUNN♦
Dr. Christopher Maglio, Faculty Mentor

Investigation of the Effects of Weekly Spelling Routines on Spelling Assessments in a Fourth-Grade Classroom

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1:30

309 - 3  MACKENZIE PERRON♦
Dr. Christopher Maglio, Faculty Mentor

The Use of STAR Test Data to Design Reading Strategy Lessons for Small Groups

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1:45

309 - 4  EMILY A. HOLBROOK♦
Dr. Christopher Maglio, Faculty Mentor

The Effect of Data Tracking on Mathematical Performance

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2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. • MG Cyber Cafe, OP Lobby, & VH Lobby
Break

Complimentary refreshment breaks will be held in the main lobby of Violette Hall, the Cyber Cafe of Magruder hall and the Ophelia Parrish Lobby from 2:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.


2:30-3:30 • MG 1090
SESSION 402
Oral Paper  -
Education

Presiding: Dr. Wendy Miner

2:30

402 - 1  KASIA K. HOOD♦
Dr. Wendy Miner, Faculty Mentor

Fourth-Grade Students Engaged in Reading for Enjoyment

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2:45

402 - 2  DANIELLE D. WOHLSTADTER
Dr. Wendy Miner, Faculty Mentor

The Art of Aligning Objective and Assessment

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3:00

402 - 3  JUILA MISSEL♦
Dr. Wendy Miner, Faculty Mentor

Turning Points 2000 as it relates to today’s middle school climate

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3:15

402 - 4  DANIELLE M. LEVY*♦, STEPHANIE HULETT♦, ABIGAIL OSTER♦, BLAINE ELLIS, ALEX L. FROGGE, ELIZABETH KING♦, and CAITLIN SELLES
Dr. Wendy Miner, Faculty Mentor

"Qualitative Studies of Adolescent Development: Perspectives from Local Elders"

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2:30-3:30 • MG 2090
SESSION 406
Oral Paper  -
Psychology II

Presiding: Dr. Yuna Ferguson

2:45

406 - 2  MARQUITA D. COOPER
Dr. Yuna Ferguson, Faculty Mentor

Personality and Social Belongingness in Relation to Academic Success in African-American College Students

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3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. • Student Union - Georgian Room
All-Conference Reception

A conference-wide reception will be held in the Georgian Room of the Student Union Building from 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.The entire campus community is invited to attend to help honor and celebrate the scholarly and creative achievements of all students presenters and faculty mentors.



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