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Grad students awarded for research, creative work

April 22, 2009

KALAMAZOO-- Awards were granted to 17 Western Michigan University graduate students for their scholarly work at the third annual Research and Creative Activities Poster Day held on campus April 10.

Approximately 200 faculty, staff, and students attended the program that featured posters and displays by faculty and graduate students from across the University. The Research Policies Council of the Faculty Senate, the Office of the Vice President for Research, Graduate Student Advisory Committee, Graduate Studies Council, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Education, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences and College of Health and Human Services sponsored the event.

2009 winners

The 2009 winners, the title of their projects and the names of their faculty mentors are:

  • Oluwagbohunmi Awosoga, Department of Statistics, "Meta Analyses of Multiple Baseline Time Series Design Intervention Models for Dependent and Independent Series," Dr. Joseph McKean.
  • Hemant Bohra, Department of Paper Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Imaging, "Coated Paper for Solid Ink Digital Printing," Dr. Dan Fleming.
  • Erin Bristol, School of Music, "The Immediate Effects of Rhythmic Auditory Stimulation (RAS) on Gait Parameters and Synchronization Capability of Adults with Severe Traumatic Brain Injury," Edward Roth.
  • Michael Buchalski, Department of Biological Sciences, "Investigating Resource Tracking in Thyroptera tricolor via Population Modeling in Program Mark," Dr. Maarten Vonhof.
  • Sylvie Coulibaly, Department of Biological Sciences, "Glucosamine Effects in Liver," Dr. Susan Stapleton.
  • A.J. Edson and Nicole Fonger, Department of Mathematics, "Fidelity of Implementation: Instrument Development for School Mathematics Curricula," Dr. Steven Ziebarth.
  • Reem El Asaleh, Department of Paper Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Imaging, "Profiling Electronic Papers: Are they Displays or are they Printers?" Dr. Dan Fleming.
  • Travis Hayden, Department of Geosciences, "The Chesapeake Bay Impact Structure: Differentiating Regional Tectonics from Impact Signature," Dr. Michelle Kominz.
  • Elsy Thomas Kizhakethalackal, Department of Economics, "The Empirics of Health-aid and Infant Mortality: A Semiparametric Study," Dr. Mark Wheeler.
  • Scott Mahar and Nathan Williams, Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, "The Utility of Fast ForWord in Altering Brain Level Processing Difficulties in Children with ADD and/or APD," Dr. Mary Peterson.
  • Lisa Malischke, Department of Anthropology, "Beads from Fort Joseph, Niles Michigan," Dr. Michael Nassaney.
  • Meghann Meeusen, Department of English, "Awfully Grimm within These Boxes: Examining Fairy Tale Retellings in Visual Narratives," Dr. Gwen Tarbox.
  • John Panos, Department of Psychology, "Combined Effects of MDMA and Cocaine on Conditioned Place Preference in Rats," Dr. Lisa Baker.
  • Heather Qualman, Department of Geosciences, "3D Interpretations of the Sequence Stratigraphy and Reservoir Property Distribution in the Belle River Mills Silurian (Niagaran) Reef, St. Clair," Dr. Michael Grammer.
  • Jezaniah Tena, Department of Statistics, "Testing Equality of Variances in Delta Distributions," Dr. Magdalena Niewiadomska-Bugaj.


For more information, contact Diana Berkshire Hearit, Office of the Vice President for Research at diana.hearit@wmich.edu or (269) 387-8270.

Media contact: Deanne Molinari, (269) 387-8400, deanne.molinari@wmich.edu

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