- To increase student interest and knowledge concerning academic research and scholarship.
- To recognize, honor, and reward academic excellence.
- To give students an opportunity to experience the conference format of academic inquiry; and to improve their critical thinking, writing, and presentation skills in a professional setting.
The keynote speaker for the 2013 Student Research Conference is Dr. Mike Boehm, Vice Provost for Academic and Strategic Planning and Professor of Plant Pathology at The Ohio State University.
After earning his B.S. in biology from Heidelberg, Mike Boehm continued his education at The Ohio State University where he earned a M.S. and a Ph.D. in plant pathology. His career since then has been built with equal parts teaching, research, and service, with each area strengthening the others.
Since 2010, Dr. Boehm has served as the Vice Provost for Academic and Strategic Planning at Ohio State, with responsibilities that encompass capital planning, strategic planning, and major academic initiatives. He continues to develop commercial applications for his patents and teaches one course a year on bioterrorism.
Conference Schedule - February 21, 2013
- 9 am - 11 am — Student Presentations
- 11 am — Keynote Address (Rickly Chapel)
- Noon - 1:15 pm — Lunch (Wickham Great Hall)
- 1:30 pm - 5 pm — Student Presentations
We are soliciting student projects from any academic discipline. Students wishing to present research papers or other projects need to register for the conference and send an abstract of their project (details below). Each participant will have fifteen minutes to make an oral presentation of their project that will be followed by five minutes of questions and discussion. (We ask the papers not be read verbatim.) Students are asked to specify any audio-visual needs their presentation will employ. We request that student presenters bring several extra copies of their papers for distribution to interested faculty and students.
A luncheon will be provided for all registered participants, their parents, and their faculty sponsors. Presenting students will also receive a commemorative book. Abstracts will be published in the conference program. There will also be opportunities for visiting students and faculty mentors to interact with colleagues and meet our keynote speaker.
All student presenters must submit a registration form to Nancy King in the Academic Affairs Office, University Hall 122 by Friday, January 25, 2013. The deadline has been extended to through February 1, 2013
- Heidelberg Students
- Non Heidelberg Students
The abstract of the project must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by email by Friday, February 1, 2013 and should be 70-100 words in length. Presentations do not need to be complete at this time, only abstracts formatted to Microsoft WORD. See sample abstract.
Arthur Grothe - Heidelberg University
"An Icarus Who Flew Too Close...: A Social-Values Interpretation of the Barrymore Text" - Dr. Jan Younger
John Barrymore was a troubled man, to say the least. However, he was also an incredible acting talent, appearing in almost 60 films and 30 Broadway productions. He won critical acclaim for his portrayal of "Hamlet," a role which grew to epitomize his life. John Barrymore's vices were the subject of many headlines and scandals, eventually leading to his downfall. but it was during this time that he became a change agent for the value shift that took place during society in the nineteen twenties. By using a new play by William Luce, entitled " Barrymore," it is possible to come to understand the man John Barrymore and his place in history.
Ernest and Martha Hammel Research Award
Heidelberg University students who believe their papers are exceptional may submit their entire paper for the Ernest and Martha Hammel Research Award by Friday, February 1, 2013. There will be a $500 prize for “Best Paper”, $250 for the second place paper and $100 for the third place paper. A printed copy of the paper must be submitted to Nancy King (Office of Academic Affairs in University Hall) by Friday, February 1, 2013 to be considered for a monetary award. Only undergraduate students can be considered for the Best Paper Awards.
- Jessie Ann Gase: “The Perks of Being a Wallflower: An Analysis of the Multiple Adolescent Aspects of the Beloved and Controversial Novel”
- Erika Danver: “Effectiveness of Prophylactic Knee Bracing in Providing Full Range of Motion”Alyssa Howard: “Effect of Thermotherapy on Range of Motion”
- Rachael Boughan: “The Spartacus Slave Rebellion and its Effects”
- Taylor Kidwell: “Vasopressin and its Influence on Animal Monogamy”
- Erin Richards: “Search for MIAs from WWII on the Islands of Palau”
- Benjamin Kieffer: “Discovering Our Namesake: The History and Formation of the Heidelberg Catechism” and “Rediscovering Our Namesake: The History and Formation of the Heidelberg Catechism”
- Jonathan Eric Miller: “Genetically Modified Crops” and Determination of the Diamond-Graphite Phase Transition Enthalpy Using Bomb Calorimetry”
- Psychology 201/307 Research Methods Class: “The Effect of Color and Team Gender on Perceptions of Aggression and Sexual Attractiveness”
- Rebecca Dickinson: “The American Drive-In Theater”
- Sandra Jo Natole: “Identifying Happiness: Definitions of Well-Being Among Young Adults”
- Brittany Tatum: “The Presence of Staphylococcus Aureus on Mouth Guards Used by Collegiate Athletes”
- Kayla Graves: “Strictly Sexual: Hooking Up at the 'Berg”
- Samantha Buglewicz: “Ethical Issues in Military Psychology” and “Film Analysis-Psychopatholgy”
- Katelyn Cabe: “Sounds of Olympus: The Effect of Music on Ancient Grecian Thought”
- Hannah Long-Higgins: "Portrait of a Revolution: The Man, The Myth and The Legend that Became Magical Realism" and "The Heart of Tanzania: A Photographic Journey"
- Jaime Filzer: "Duh, This Place Sucks: An Analysis of Adolescence Through Charlie Bartlett" and “Tracking and Testing in America and Finland: Who's Education is Better?”
- Gabrielle Mintz: “Publication Bias in Scientific Literature” and “Antibiotic Resistance of Normal Flora Staphylococcus Aureus”
- Wei Hongru
- Karen Nybeck: “ The Use of Ampicillin Against Acne”
- Sarah Dombrosky: “Are We Equal Yet?”
- Grant Bass: “Syrian Rebellion”
- Julia Lachowski: “Religious and Political Conflicts in India and Pakistan”
- Shelby Shockency: “Human Trafficking: Modern-Day Slavery”
- Michael Lotko: “An Analysis of the Syrian Civil War and its Potential Effects”
- Emily Jones: “Qatari Foreign Policy vis-a-vis the Arab Spring”
- Adam Oulton: “The Eurozone: Dissolve or Strengthen?”
- Amber Caldarelli and Ashley Dean: “Happiness Levels and Coping Styles between Greek and Non-Greek Students”
- Alyssa Myerly: “One Hundred Years of Madness: A Psychological Evaluation of Macondo”
- Caitlin Purk: “Dove for Men: Journey to Comfort Campaign”
- Alysha Stuck: “Political Science Blog”
- Jacob Cochran: “Chemical Parameters of a Sulfur Spring in Northwest Ohio”
- Aileen (Ali) Sayre: “Using The Five Major Schools of Thought in U.S. Diplomatic History to Analyze U.S. Policy to Promote Democracy in Afghanistan”; “Reverse Culture Shock: What Measures Are Being Taken to Prepare Students for the Return Home?” and “London to D.C.: Life as an Intern in the UK Parliament and U.S. Senate”
- Meredith Higgins: “El Vecino del Sur: Acknowledging the Importance of U.S. Foreign Policy Toward Mexico"
- Elizabeth Rhode: "Adolescent Issues as Presented in the Musical ‘Spring Awakening’"
- Alan Koren Jr.: “Unique ACL Rupture”
- Alyssa Vetter: "An Examination of the Retail Industry for 2012: J.C. Penney Company, Inc."
- Deidre Ann McVay: "The ‘Special Relationship’: The Anglo-American Relationship between the United States and Great Britain"
- Brennan Kelly: “Hip Hop and Adolescent Issues”
- Nicholas Knoblauch: “The Attack on Islamophobia: A pluralistic approach to community building in the United States”
- Cody Waterman: “The History of Greek Life at Heidelberg from 1850-1950"
- Allison Kennedy: “The Presence of Bacteriophages in Raw Sewage” and “Vengeance: An Analysis of God's Wrath in Moby-Dick”
- Lulu Hou: “Using Films in Classroom”
- Yao Dai: “Using Multiple Strategies to Teach Science in Primary School”
- Andrew Brown: “Europe's Economic Crisis”
- Genna Fusco: “Postsurgical Modality Use for the Removal of a Bone Fragment from the Patellar Tendon in a High School Athlete”
- Joshua Olewiler: “The Antibacterial Effects of Ailanthus Altissima Leaf Extract on Pathogenic Bacteria”
- Jordan House: “Does a Change in Legislation Affect Behavior? The Restrictions Put on Alcohol and a Case Study of Heidelberg”
- Jenna Rhoades: "Gender Roles in ‘American Horror Story’"
- Brandi Oswald: "Now We Have Seen War and it is Dreadful’: Civilian Life in Fredericksburg and Gettysburg During the Civil War"
- Marissa Smego: “Global Climate Change Effects”
- Megan Brown: "Sandusky River Watershed Coalition: Senior Internship Working under Mrs. Cindy Brookes, Watershed Specialist"
- Timothy Wasserman: “Election Advertisement Analysis”
- Kyra Dorney: “Patellar Tendinitis and Ultrasound”
- Kearstin Bailey: "Religion as a Tool of Empire: The Aztecs, the Greeks and the Ottomans"
- Tori Vaccariello: “Internship at Lorama Chemicals”
- Stella-Leonie Wancke: “Harper Doctrine? How Canadian Foreign Policy Has Evolved Over Time”
- Jacquelyn Street: “The Antimicrobial Qualities of Breast Milk”
- Jordan Smith: “The Effects of Reading Racetracks on Sight Word Fluency in Intervention Classrooms”
- Taylor Schulmeister: “An Analysis of Wind Power”
- Madison Taylor: “Biofuels: To Provide for Power or People?”
- Alysha Stuck and Serra Altintas: “Political Blogs: The Facebook Generation Gets Political”
- Julianne Kline: “Biofreeze vs. Ice"
- Alexander Wilhelm: “Home Town War Effort”
- Andrew Leis: “Physicochemical Properties of the Saurwein Pond”
- Casey Brannon: "Dislocation of the First Carpometacarpal Joint"
- Jeffrey Gordon: “A Radio-telemetry Investigation of the Movement of Captive Box Turtles on Release to Nature: An Example of Student-Faculty Collaboration”
- Kelsey Gordon: “Evidence of Solitude in Humanity (Cold Mountain and One Hundred Years of Solitude)”
- Elizabeth Hucke: “Graft Versus Host Disease”
- Meghan Yost: “The Synthesis of Dance and Anthropology in Sirtaki”
- Rachel Ferguson: “Marxism and ‘The Hunger Games’”
- Collin Stump: "Corigliano’s Social Commentary through Circus Maximus"
- Gregory Marsano: “The Art of Harmony and Ecological Resposibility”
- Ryan Ladina: “The Re-emergence of Conversion Therapy”
- Jeffrey Peck: "A Comparison of Water Quality Above and Below Hoover Reservoir Dam, Franklin Co., Ohio" and “A Survey of Costs Associated with the Care of Captive Box Turtle Populations at Ohio Wildlife Rehabilitation Centers”
- Adam Armstrong: “Social Canine Cognition: A Reflection of Humanity?”
- Benjamin Kirk: “Torture: An Assault on Humanity”
- Ryan Smith: “Age and Interest in Presidential Elections”
- Carlee Schwarz: “A Journey Through the Blues”
- Alyssa Howard: “Graves' Disease”
- Erin Crenshaw: “Breaking Contemporary Theatrics: Sarah Ruhl’s Unmethodical Approach to the Stage”
- Matthew Wilde: “Storytelling: A Look at the Balance between Story and Character among Today's Successful Sitcoms”
- Calista Hall: “Guilt and Coping in Times of War”
- Zachary Myers: “American Foreign Policy Visa Ve Iran”
- Laura A. Heiser: “The Life of Maria Theresia von Paradis”
- Susan Daniel: “Invasive Species in Lake Erie: The Hunt for the New Zealand Mud Snail”
- Dylan Blanton: “Marijauna Mexicana: How to End the Mexican Drug War” and “Cultural Appropriation In the Canadian Nation: An Insight Into Canadian Holidays”
- Erika Danver: "Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: Signs and Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment"
- Cierra Bishop: “Consumer Behavior”
- Derek Hug: “The Ethical Issue of Genetic Engineering”