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Fall 2013 Student Research Conference winners announced

Students presenting posters at the Fall 2013 Student Research Conference
12/1/2013 —

Penn State Greater Allegheny students highlighted their research projects at the campus Student Research Conference on Thursday, Nov. 21.

There were 37 projects displayed, representing arts, humanities, social sciences, sciences, business, and engineering. Some assignments related to Teaching International’s 2013-2014 focus on Canada and global health, and some to campus emphases on civic engagement and sustainability. Many honors students presented the results of their independent research.

Members of the campus community had the opportunity to vote for the best submissions.

The winning entries are listed below.

TEACHING CANADA
1st  Place – “Weather Wear” (IB 303)
Amanda Alhaj, Samantha Clark, Kimberly Latzy, Kalyn Sandmeyer, Shane Walsh
2nd  Place – “Simple Tea” (IB 303)
Juila Qualiotto, Casey Naylor, Natalie Hazy, Becky Perhach

SUSTAINABILITY
1st  Place – “British Columbia: A Province with a Plan” (EGEE 101)

Brandon Bierer, McKenna Gilbert, Jimmy Lumbantoruan
2nd  Place – “Quebec, Canada” (EGEE 101) Tyler Amrhein, Morgan DePaolo, Skylar Randolph

HONORS
1st  Place – “Animal Acupuncture: New and Controversial” (AG 113)

MaryAnne Stallworth
2nd  Place – “Traditional Latin American Festivals” (SPAN 002H)
Rukiya Emanuel
2nd  Place – “Student Attitudes’ Effect on Learning Physics” (PHYS 296)
Matthew Shaw, Harrison Stoebe

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT
1st  Place – “Hollywood vs Reality” (IST 130)

Maurissa Jones
2nd  Place –“The Effects of Homelessness Among Youth in the United States” (SO SC 001)
Tanisha Ramsey

GLOBAL HEALTH
1st  Place – “Mutation and Cancer” (BIO 230W)

Daniel Dudek
2nd  Place – “Energy in Ontario, Canada” (EGEE 101)
Victoria Benedetto, Sean Hildebrand, Ray Martin

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