Graduate Award Winners

President's Award 
Katy Garber and Valery Kharina, “Effects of Rocker Bottom Shoes on Pressure Distribution”
Faculty Mentors:  Dr. Dawn Hall and Dr. Melissa Peterson
Department of Physical Therapy and Health Science / College of Education and Health Sciences
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Provost's Award 
Joseph Ganske and Hope Schulte, “The Effect of Text Messaging on Reactive Balance and the Temporal and Spatial Characteristics of Gait in Unimpaired Individuals”
Faculty Mentors:  Dr. A.J. Strubhar and Dr. Melissa Peterson
Department of Physical Therapy and Health Science / College of Education and Health Sciences
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Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean’s Award   
Jyothirmai Alapati, “Effect of Stress on Compatible solutes in Pichia pastoris”
Faculty Mentor:  Dr. Kristi McQuade
Mund-Lagowski Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry / College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
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College of Education and Health Sciences Dean’s Award
Allison Schieferle Uhlenbrock, “Cognitive Behavior Therapy & its applications with children in medical settings”
Faculty Mentor:  Dr. Nancy Sherman
Department of Human Developmental Counseling / College of Education and Health Sciences
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Foster College of Business Administration Dean’s Award
Candice Esken, “Improving the employment relationship: Inoculating against psychological contract breach”
Faculty Mentor:  Dr. Jennifer Robin
Department of Business Management and Administration / Foster College of Business Administration
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College of Engineering and Technology Dean’s Award
Hesam Samarghandy, “Detecting Re-Design Area for Increasing Manufacturability in 3-Axis CNC Machining”
Faculty Mentor:  Dr. Ye Li
Department of Industrial Manufacturing Engineering and Technology / College of Engineering and Technology 
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Honorable Mention - Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences 
Basheer Qattum, “A Sliding Mode Control based Multi-Functional Power Converter for Electric Vehicles and Energy Applications” 
Faculty Mentor:  Dr. Woonki Na
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering / College of Engineering and Technology
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Honorable Mention - Human Service  
Kelsi Putnam and Brian Fisher, “Effects of Heavy Glove Training on Hand Speed in the Kneeling Position”
Faculty Mentor:  Dr. Joseph Kelly
Department of Physical Therapy and Health Science / College of Education and Health Sciences
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Honorable Mention - Individuals and Societies  
Charlotte Uteg, “Epigenetics and Aging”
Faculty Mentor:  Dr. Lori Russell-Chapin
Department of Human Developmental Counseling / College of Education and Health Sciences
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Honorable Mention - Natural Sciences  
Daniel Turner, “Investigation of Silica Nano-Particle and Non-Ionic Surfactant Interactions via Single-Molecule Spectroscopy”
Faculty Mentor:  Dr. Edward Remsen
Mund-Lagowski Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry / College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
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Honorable Mention - Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts  
Leah Abel, “Rose to Roza”
Faculty Mentor:  Dr. Kevin Swafford
Department of English / College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
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