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English Students Present at Fall Undergraduate Research Symposium

Karlie Jordan, Nisheal Watson, Morgan Drish, and Millie Tullis have been accepted to present at USU’s Fall Undergraduate Research Symposium, which takes place Thursday, December 8 at 3:00-5:30 pm in Eccles Conference Center 203-205.

Millie Tullis is speaking on “Sylvia Plath and the Self in Confessional Literature.” Tullis was named USU Undergraduate Researcher of the Year earlier this year. Her mentor is Professor Jennifer Sinor.

Karlie Jordan’s research poster is “Tinder Tender: An Analysis of One of the Hottest Dating Apps and Geographical Context. Watson and Drish are presenting a poster on “The Rise and Fall of the Blue Book,” a collaborative project completed by the members of English 3470, Approaches to Research in English Studies.

Joyce Kinkead, Professor of English, delivers the keynote address at 4:00 p.m. on “The Transformative Power of Undergraduate Research.”

The Fall Undergraduate Research Symposium was founded three years ago by Dr. Travis Dorsch, a faculty member in the Department of Faculty, Consumer, and Human Development and the Department of Kinesiology and Health Science. In three short years, it has grown to be a sister event to the Student Research Symposium that takes place each April during Research Week. The complete schedule appears below.

Poster Session (3:00-3:50pm)

Parental goals and sideline behaviors: The relationship between gender of parents and children

Emily Cook (So.) Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services

Faculty Mentor: Travis Dorsch

Language and Literacy Development in At-Risk Families

Mallorie Duke (Sr.) Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services

Faculty Mentor: Lori Roggman

Groundwater Influences on the Logan River Watershed

Hyrum Tennant (Jr.) College of Engineering

Faculty Mentor: Bethany Neilson

The Rise and Fall of the Blue Book

Nisheal Watson (Sr.) & Morgan Drish,College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Faculty Mentor: Joyce Kinkead

Impacts of climate change on the fitness of an indicator species: the Uinta ground squirrel

Lucas Henzler (Sr.) S.J. & Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources

Faculty Mentor: AubryLise

Parent-Child Relationships and Adolescent Depression

Nicole Kirby (Fr.) Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services

Faculty Mentor: Ryan Seedall

The Effects of Delay Discounting on Individual Mental  Health and Relationships

Brandi Paulson (Sr.) Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services

Faculty Mentor: Ryan Seedall

Behavioral Preferences Within the Southern Resident Killer Whale Population at

Lime Kiln Point State Park

Rylee Jensen (So.) S.J. & Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources

Faculty Mentor: Julie Young

Maternal Risk Factors and Their Effect on Parent/Child Interactions

Kate Nilson (Sr.) Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services

Faculty Mentor: Lori Roggman

Tender Tinder: A Study of the Different Cultures Surrounding one of the Hottest Dating Apps

Karlie Jordan (Sr.) College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Faculty Mentor: Joyce Kinkead

Demographic risk and infant emotional regulation capabilities

BrieannCharlesworth (Sr.) College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Faculty Mentor: Lori Roggman

Associations between Economic Pressure and Physical Health in Later Life Marriages

Rhees Johnson (Jr.) Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services

Faculty Mentor: Josh Novak

The Use of Vocal Vibrato in Contemporary Performances of Early Music

Kaylee Simmons (Sr.) Caine College of the Arts

Faculty Mentor: Christopher Sheer

A Digital Database of Integrable Systems and their Properties

Thomas Hill (Jr.) College of Science

Faculty Mentor: Ian Anderson

Interruption Frequency and Client Satisfaction in Couple Therapy

Lisa Starrett (Jr.) & Hailey Checalier, Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services

Faculty Mentor: Megan Oka

Coding First-Year Undergraduate Student Advice from Parents among Students in the

United States and Belgium for Specificity, Challenge, and Acceptance

Loretta Beaty (Sr.) & Sidney Williams, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Faculty Mentor: Elizabeth Dorrance Hall

Innovative Delivery of a Marriage Enrichment Workshop via IVC

Latrisha Fall (Sr.) Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services

Faculty Mentor: David Law

Decoding Mayan Glyphs

HaileeHousley (Sr.) Caine College of the Arts

Faculty Mentor: Alexa Sand

Empowering High Risk Families to Create Supportive Home Environments for Their Infants

through Home Visiting

Jae Swainston (Sr.) Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services

Faculty Mentor: Lori Roggman

Simulating the arrangement of cells into vascular networks

Daniel Oliveros (Sr.) & SimaMehry, College of Engineering

Faculty Mentor: Nicholas Flann

The Effects of High Intensity Ultrasound on Oil Migration

Zachary Cooper (Sr.), Michael Kimball, & JuheeLee, College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

Faculty Mentor: Sylvana Martini

Indigoidine degradation under temperature and light

Amanda Merkley (So.) College of Engineering

 Faculty Mentor: Jixun Zhan

Oral Presentations (4:15-5:00pm)

 

Tilted Cosmology and The Equivalency problem

Bryant Ward (Sr.) College of Science

Faculty Mentor: Charles Torre

Effectiveness of ACT Bibliotherapy for Problematic Pornography Viewing

Scott Heninger (Sr.) Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services

Faculty Mentor: Michael Levin

Rise of the Renters: Implications for Economic Well-being among Low-income Families

Danielle Shriner (Sr.) & Katee Hansen, Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services

Faculty Mentor: Yoon Lee

 

Why we participate: Competitive extracurricular activities as homologous to tribal warfare

Erica Hawvermale (Sr.) College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Faculty Mentor: Travis Dorsch

Sylvia Plath and the Self in Confessional Literature

Millie Tullis (Sr.) College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Faculty Mentor: Jennifer Sinor

Is forgiveness possible? Immediate family members share their thoughts on parent-child estrangement

Andrea Green (Jr.) Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services

Faculty Mentor: Kristina Scharp

The effect of child rearing stress on undergraduate student parent mental health

Daniel Mikkelsen (Sr.) College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Faculty Mentor: Elizabeth Dorrance Hall