Research Colloquium winners

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Genessa Sall won best poster for "Left Motor Cortex Interference in Relation to Cell Phone Use and Driving.


Research has its rewards.

The 14th Annual Student Research Colloquium at St. Cloud State University was April 19. There were 108 poster and 124 paper presentations and nine performances from the various academic fields. Winners were selected from two categories: best poster and best paper presentation.

Posters were judged on visual effectiveness, language appropriateness, originality/creativity and content.

Best poster award winner Genessa Sall received $300 for her work “Left Motor Cortex Interference in Relationship to Cell Phone Use and Driving.”

Honorable mentions received $150:

  • Anthony Grossman, “An Analysis of the Modern Usage of One-Room Schoolhouses in Stearns County”
  • Whitney Holman, “Comparative Effectiveness of Treatment Schedules for Childhood Speech Sound Disorders”
  • Stacy Janckila and Vishakha Maraweera-Hewage, “Effect of JAK3 Mutation on Insulitis Development in a Mouse Model of Autoimmune Type 1 Diabetes”
  • Kathryn Kaufmann, "Influence of Block Angle on Take-off Velocity in Swim Starts”
  • Jamie Hanson, “Restoring Minnesota Prairie Sites Dominated by Invasive Species Via Successional Management Strategies”
  • Sarah Wegwerth, “Synthesis of a Novel Goniothalamin Analogue Designed to Deplete Intracellular GSH”

Research papers were judged on background, thesis, methodology, implications and organization. Finalists presented at the colloquium and were judged on the above criteria as well as speaking skills, visual aids effectiveness and ability to answer questions related to the research.

The best paper presentation award winner Jason Tham received $300 for his work “The Usage and Implications of Social Networking Sites: A Survey of College Students.”

Honorable mentions received $150:

  • Beth Poganski, “Are All Lake Habitats Equal? Effects of Endocrine Compounds from Non-point Sources on Sunfish”
  • Hilary Packer, Stefanie Peyton, Abby Savage and Amanda Stein, “Bike Theft Experiment”
  • Cordelia Dunai,  “Does Deficiency in the T-Cell Signaling Protein, Jak3, Affect the Development of Murine Type 1 Diabetes?”
  • Cassie DeSaer, “Effect of Carbamazepine on Planarian-Seizure Like Activity”
  • Jessica Rosier, “Geocoaching as a Learning Tool in Minnesota’s State Parks"
  • Joseph Hobbs, “Is There a Difference in Immune System Involvement in Murine Autoimmune Versus Toxic Type 1 Diabetes?”

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