It is a banner year for Kennesaw State’s Symposium of Scholars and Undergraduate Research. On April 16, the annual event celebrated its 20th year of recognizing excellence in student scholarship and creative activity. It’s also the year that will launch efforts to increase visibility, participation, communication and student engagement in research.
In addition, as it has for several consecutive years, the 2015 Symposium recorded its highest number of participants and projects — 234 students collaborating with 75 faculty members to produce 153 research and creative projects. Included among this year’s participants were students from the Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology.
A highlight of the annual symposium is awards and prizes presented for the best oral and poster presentations. This year’s awardees are:
Best Oral Presentation ($200 gift card):
"The Success of Hashtags in Social Media Movements: A Linguistics Approach"
Student: Hannah Smith
Faculty Mentors: Letizia Guglielmo and Chris Palmer
Department of English
Runner-Up Oral Presentation ($100 gift card):
"Crystal Nucleation of Palladium Doped Lithiumdisilicate Glass"
Student: Gregory Humble
Faculty Mentor: Kisa Ranasinghe
Department of Physics
Best Poster ($200 gift card):
"Multisite Phosphorylation Of eNOS By Various Kinases And The Impact Of Calmodulin"
Students: Alberto Romero and Mallory Welton
Faculty Mentors: Carol Chrestensen, John Salerno, and Jonathan McMurry
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Runner-Up Poster ($100 gift card):
"Can The Misattribution Of Blame Contribute To Falsely Taking The Blame?"
Students: Geena Washington and Olivia Alexander
Faculty Mentor: Jennifer Willard
Department of Psychology
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Full story by Sabbaye McGriff
Photos by David Caselli