The 2016 Student Symposium at Ball State University

Took place on Friday, April 8, 2016, on the second floor of the L.A. Pittenger Student Center.

The 2016 Student Symposium by the numbers:

149 Projects

200 Participants

15 Faculty Judges

25 Paper Presentations

77 Faculty Mentors

7 Excellence in Project Content Awards

1 Outstanding Display Award

$800 Total Amount of Prize Money Awarded

Official 2016 Student Symposium at Ball State University Program (PDF)

This 2016 Student Symposium included a poster session and moderated paper presentations throughout the afternoon. The day ended with a keynote address from Sue McDowell, professor of Biology and current Ball State Researcher of the Year, and the presentation of the Keys/Litten/Smith Awards.

2016 Student Symposium Keys/Litten/Smith Award Winners

Display Winner

Jelena Petricevic (Biology) and Maren Orchard (History)

Title: Work- Family Conflict in American Women: Association with Health Risk Behaviors and Health Outcomes

Mentor: Jagdish Khubchandani (Physiology & Health Science)

Content Winners

Cody Bennett (Biology)

Title: Glycogen Metabolism in Mice Generated by the Cre-Lox System

Mentor: Bartholomew Pederson (Medical Education)

Josh Bock (Kinesiology)

Title: Establishing the Reliability of Several Consumer-Based Physical Activity Monitors

Mentor: Alex Montoye (Kinesiology)

Seth Higgins (Kinesiology)

Title: The Influence of Incline Walking and Stair Ascending on Lower Extremity Mechanics in Older Adults

Mentor: Henry Wang (Kinesiology)

Christopher Indovina (Biology), Sarah Engle (Biology), Ashleigh South (Biology), and Jacob Davis (Biology)

Title: Determining Genes Required for Degradation of Translocon-Clogging Proteins       

Mentor: Eric Rubenstein (Biology)

Samuel Lawson (Psychology), Sarah Birkhead (Psychology), and Alexis Hamilton (Psychology)

Title: Using Twitter to Examine Male Aggression in Culture of Honor States

Mentor: Thomas Holtgraves (Psychology)

Daniel Smith (Chemistry)

Title: The Role of Glycogen in Hypoglycemia-induced Memory Loss

Mentor: Bartholomew Pederson (Medical Education)

Jeremy Walls (Biology)

Title: Exploring Environmental Controls on Toxic Algal Blooms to Promote Problem Solving and Quantitative Reasoning Skills in STEM Courses

Mentor: Allison Rober (Biology)