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2017 Undergraduate Exhibition Award Recipients

The Gerard A. Hauser Award

Brendan Sporer
College of Engineering
Active Neutralization in Inertial Electrostatic Confinement (IEC) Fusion

Arts and Humanities

First place

Morgan Nachman
College of the Liberal Arts
Deliberating About Gun Policy

Course-Based Projects

First Place

Zhiyu Zhao
College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
From Penrose to Escher -- Visualization of Almost Periodic Structure

Second Place

Katie Jo Smith
College of Health and Human Development Examining Primary Care Organizational Structure in Costa Rica: The EBAIS and ATAP

Third Place

Kaiyi Wu
Eberly College of Science
Haici Tan
Eberly College of Science
Estimating HIV Prevalence at Sub-national and Sub-population Level

Engineering

First Place

Rachel Sherbondy
College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
Corona Poling of Lead Zirconate Titanate (PZT) Thick Films for Ultrasonic Transducers

Second Place

Katherine Heininger
College of Engineering
Can wearable sensors be used to capture engineering design team interactions? An Investigation into the Reliability of Sociometric Badges

Third Place

Kristen Hagenah
College of Engineering
Characterization of Thrombi through Mri And Histological Analysis of Erythrocyte Ghost Clots

Health and Life Sciences

First Place

Erin Vrana
Eberly College of Science
Characterization of the Role of UIS12 in Plasmodium yoelii Male Gametocyte Activation

Second Place

Daniel Snellings
Eberly College of Science
The Cost of Color: Investigating Pigmentation as a Bioindicator of Bee Nutrition

Third Place

Carley Miller
Eberly College of Science
The Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor Partial Agonist Varenicline Alters Ethanol-induced Ataxia and Ethanol Consumption in Adolescent C57BL/6J Mice

Physical Sciences

First Place

Cullen Dixon
College of Agricultural Sciences
Testing the Role of Sorghum 3-deoxyanthocyanidin Phytoalexins as Potential Biopesticides in Combating Foliar Diseases in Zea mays

Second Place

Jacob Mclaughlin
Eberly College of Science
Functionalization of MoS2 with Magnetic Molecules

Third Place

Madeline Nyblade
College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
Numerical Modeling of the Agricultural-Hydrologic System in Punjab, India

Social and Behavioral Sciences

First Place

Megan Cichocki
College of the Liberal Arts
Territorial Control and Group Goals:  Why Violent Non-state Actors are Lethal

Second Place

Jordan Gibby
College of Health and Human Development
Couple and Family Leisure Time and Adolescent Well-being in India Couple and Family Leisure Time and Adolescent Well-being in India

Third Place

Kelsey Bailey
College of the Liberal Arts
The Effects of Mutual Friendships on Romantic Relationship Outcomes

Phi Kappa Phi Peter T. Luckie Award for Excellence in Research by a Junior

Health and Life Sciences

Lianna Wodzicki
College of Agricultural Sciences
How Does Auxin Signaling Affect Vat Mediated Aphid Resistance?

Humanities and Social Sciences

Yage Zhang
College of Arts and Architecture & College of the Liberal Arts
Niccolo Fazio
Smeal College of Business & College of the Liberal Arts
Shannon Aitcheson
College of the Liberal Arts
Olivia McMahon
College of the Liberal Arts
Viewing and Transmission of Antibiotic Stewardship Messages

Physical Sciences and Engineering

Sumit Pareek
College of Engineering
Pathways to Impact at Scale for Malaria Prevention: Using the Built Environment as a Global Health Strategy

University Libraries Award for Information Literacy

John Sr. and Kimlyn Patishnock Information Literacy Award Grand Prize

Olivia Runk
College of Nursing
Exploring the Relationship Between Personality and Subjective Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults Without Dementia

First Place

Courtney Heidle
College of Health and Human Development
Can an Existing Theory be Adapted to Better Predict Infant Feeding Information Seeking Behaviors of Parents?

Second Place

Jordan Gibby
College of Health and Human Development
Couple and Family Leisure Time and Adolescent Well-being in India Couple and Family Leisure Time and Adolescent Well-being in India

Third Place

Sumit Pareek
College of Engineering
Pathways to Impact at Scale for Malaria Prevention: Using the Built Environment as a Global Health Strategy

Honorable Mention

Elizbeth Hopta
College of the Liberal Arts
The Imperfect Minority: Asian Americans at the San Francisco State Strike

Alison Roby
College of Engineering
The Acute Functional Connectivity Changes in the Rat Brain Following Nicotine Administration

Madeline Nyblade
College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
Numerical Modeling of the Agricultural-Hydrologic System in Punjab, India

Joshua Riley
College of Engineering
Impact of Shear Rate on Von Willebrand Factor Unfolding

Emily Hentz Leister
College of Health and Human Development
Breaking Down the Barriers of Bike Shares: An examination of Bike Share Operations