The 18th annual Student Symposium was held on Tuesday, March 26th, 2013 from 1:30-5:00 p.m. on the second floor of the L.A. Pittenger Student Center.

Student Symposium 2013 by the numbers:

127 Projects

185 Participants

12 Faculty Judges

6 Winning Projects

11 Winning Participants

$600 Total Amount of Prize Money Awarded

A wrap up of the 2013 Student Symposium, with complete list of winners and their projects, can be found on our blog by clicking here.


18th Annual Student Symposium Photos

Keys/Litten/Smith Award Winners

Content Winners: Jamie Owens (Architecture),

Zachary Kendall (Architecture),

Scott Kollwitz (Department of Technology)

Project Title: Solar Decathlon |The Phoenix House

Faculty Mentor: Michele Chiuini (Architecture)

Content Winner: Katie Reed (Biology)

Project Title: Host Cell Viability After Treatment with RSM Series

Faculty Mentor: Susan McDowell (Biology)

Content Winner: Bingwei Ye (Physiology and Health Science)

Project Title: The Effect of Dietary Supplementation with Alpha Lipoic Acid on

Reduced Glutathione Levels in Mitochondria from Kidney Cortex and

Medulla in Young Female Lewis Rats

Faculty Mentor: Marianna Zamlauski-Tucker (Physiology and Health Science)

Content Winner: Aaron Cross (Biology)

Project Title: Earlywood and Latewood Growth

Responses in Northern Red Oak:

The Effect of Climate at the Ft. Defiance Site in Iowa

Faculty Mentor: David LeBlanc (Biology)

Display Winner: Jared Merriman (Biology)

Project Title: Species Richness and Relative Abundance of

Fall Birds in Two Ball State University Field Properties

Faculty Mentor: Kamal Islam (Biology)

Display Winners: Brendon Newell (Information Systems and Operations Management),

Adam Hamman (Information Systems and Operations Management),

Erika Hess (Information Systems and Operations Management),

Jay Reyes (Information Systems and Operations Management)

Project Title: Frito-Lay Logistics and Asset Tracking

Faculty Mentor: Fred Kitchens (Information Systems and Operations Management)