Penn State Beaver Undergraduate Research Fair Winners Announced
Thirteen students participated in the Eighth Annual Penn State Beaver Undergraduate Research Fair held recently on campus. The students discussed their research during oral and / or poster presentations and were required to work with a faculty mentor in researching their topic and preparing a presentation.
For more information about the Undergraduate Research Fair, contact committee chair Dr. Zhongyuan Che, assistant professor of mathematics at firstname.lastname@example.org or (724) 773-3884.
Oral Presentation – First Place:
Peter Ng, sophomore science major, Queens, NY
Topic: The synthesis of a potential chemotherapy agent: 2, 3-diphenyl Thiazolidin-4-one adduct of iron (III) tetrachloride.
Faculty mentor: Dr. Michael Hay, associate professor of chemistry
Oral Presentation – Second Place:
Abdul Al-Nakhli, senior communications major, New Brighton
Topic: Unmasking a Hero: Culture and Gender among Modern-Day Heroes
Faculty mentors: Dr. John Chapin, associate professor of communications, and Ms. Courtney Young, reference librarian / assistant professor of women’s studies
Poster Presentation – First Place:
Shannon Pridgen, senior applied psychology major, Waynesboro
Topic: Postnatal Depression: A literature review
Faculty mentor: Dr. Minhnoi Wroble Biglan, assistant professor of psychology
Poster Presentation – Second Place:
Kyung-Min Kim, freshman liberal arts major, Seoul, Korea and Kylee Weaver, sophomore applied psychology major, Beaver Falls
Topic: The Gap: Gender Conflicts in Generations
Faculty mentor: Dr. Clare Conry-Murray, assistant professor of psychology