Graduate Student Expo a Huge Success

April 3, 2013

Each year Bradley University has an event for graduate and undergraduate students highlighting research collaborations on campus. This year, for the very first time, a separate event was held specifically for graduate students to present their research. The event this year was held the week of March 11-14 and showcased 28 graduate projects by 44 students engaged in research and creative activities. Award-winning projects will be recognized at the Expo Award Ceremony at 4 p.m. on April 18 in the Renaissance Coliseum. 

The 2013 Graduate Expo award winners are listed below:

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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Congratulations to all of the students and mentors who will be recognized and everyone that participated to make this event a huge success.