Brown Bag Archive of Presentations
The Brown Bag Series is a way for GRU students to present original research and scholarship to the campus community. The series helps showcase the quality and breadth of research at GRU.
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Fall 2010 Semester
2. Jennifer Somma, Department of Teacher Education gave a presentation regarding how her teaching during her placement in a Professional Development School positively impacted her elementary school students. The lessons she taught involved the phases of the Moon. Her questions and outcomes were addressed. Her faculty advisor was Dr. Barry Thompson of the Department of Teacher Education.
2. Dr. Hauger, Professor of Physics and Chair of the Committee for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship gave a presentation entitled "Why would a student want to do research anyway?" The presentation focused on the benefits of students engaging in research including improved graduation rates, higher grades and gains in both technical skills and self-confidence.
2. Dana Rickerson, from the Department of Teacher Education gave a presentation entitled "Impacting Student Learning". Dana found that by using differentiated instruction the students were able to excel to the best of their abilities during the lessons. She used a variety of methods to teach the different Social Studies concepts to the students. Dana discussed the particulars of her findings during her talk. Her faculty advisor was Dr. Barry Thompson of the Department of Teacher Education.
Spring 2011 Semester
2. Stephanie Moore, Department of Kinesiology and Health Science presented her research on "The Relationship of Nutrition to Running: Does Intake Make a Difference in Performance?" Her faculty advisor was Dr. Karen Wish, Chair of the Department of Kinesiology and Health Science
2. Eve Winkleman, Department of Chemistry & Physics as well as the Department of Biology presented her Honors Thesis project "Persin Derivatives and Their Effects on In Vitro Cells". (Eve also presented a paper at the November, 2010 Brown Bag Seminar.) Her faculty advisors were Dr. Tom Crute, Chair of the Department of Chemistry & Physics and Dr. Donna Wear, Department of Biology.
2. Miriam Townsend of the Department of Political Science presented her Honors Thesis "Nature versus Nurture: An Analysis of the French Arab Muslims' Conditions and Reactions". Her faculty advisors were Drs. Sandy Reinke and Martha Ginn, both from the Department of Political Science.
3. Victoria Worsham of the Department of History, Anthropology and Philosophy presented her research on "Cusquena Paintings: European Technique, Latin Influence". Her faculty advisor was Dr. Heather Abdelnur of the Department of History, Anthropology and Philosophy.
2. Alicia Mitchell of the Department of Biology presented her research on "The Presence and Frequency of Escherichia Coli in Beverages Sold to the Local Public". Her faculty advisor was Dr. Chris Bates of the Department of Biology.
Fall 2011 Semester
2. Students Miranda Barenie, Shalin Candelaria and Fallon Montgomery will present their research on "Gender and Humor". Their faculty mentor is Dr. Richard Topolski of the Department of Psychology.
2. Enton Agrelius of the Department of Biology will present his research on the "Effects of Shade and Competition on the Growth and Flower Production in Phacelia dubia var. georgiana". His faculty mentor is Dr. Stacy Bennetts.
2. Ricki McDonald of the Department of Kinesiology will present her research on "An Analysis of Elite East African Runners". Her faculty mentor is Dr. Charles Darracott.
Spring 2012 Semester
2. Noel Yucuis Breathing Life into "The Dead": Joyce's Contribution to "Modern Fiction" Dr. Tim Sadenwasser, Department of English and Foreign Language, Faculty Mentor
2. Jeffrey Toomey Overcoming Egoism: Kant, Korsgaard, and Dostoevsky Dr. Brian Armstrong, Department of English and Foreign Languages, Faculty Mentor
2. Noel Yucuis Poe's Scottish Polyphony: The Influence of Gaelic Tradition in "Ulalume" Dr. Walter Evans, Department of English and Foreign Languages, Faculty Mentor
Fall 2012 Semester
Lee Perry, Language & Identity: A Study of Ulster English Faculty Advisor: Dr. Christine Heckman, Department of English and Foreign Language
Katie Harris, Brilliance of Nothingness Faculty Advisor: Dr. Michael Shwartz, Department of Fine Arts
Sabrina Biddle, Andre Patterson, Kellie Borror, Jessica Farris, Miranda Outhwaite, 50 Shades of Grey: A Content Analysis of Non-consensual acts and rape myths in online erotica. Faculty Advisor: Dr. Tadd Patton and Dr. Richard Topolski, Department of Psychology
Travis Highfield, WGAC Radio: Marching Back to Success with George Fisher and Pat Mulherin Faculty Advisor: Dr. Debra vanTuyll, Department of Communications and Professional Writing