‘Taking the Lead’ Undergraduate Research Conference April 24

| April 21, 2015

Webster University’s Behavioral and Social Sciences Club will host the second annual “Taking the Lead” undergraduate research conference on Friday, April 24, in the Emerson Library Conference Room. This conference seeks to increase awareness of such opportunities and promote student involvement in leading research at Webster University.

Faculty and staff are invited to recognize the hard work and dedication of undergraduate researchers representing various fields in the Arts and Sciences. Taking the Lead provides an opportunity for students to present their work to the University community in a professional environment.

“Taking the Lead” Undergraduate Research Conference
Friday, April 24, 8:50 a.m-6 p.m.
Webster University
Emerson Library Conference Room

Conference Schedule

Student presenters were selected based on their hard work and dedication to a research topic that contributes to a broad and meaningful field, and are actively immersed in collaborative research projects with faculty. This year’s presenters also include students from Saint Louis University and Washington University.

8:50-9:10 a.m.  Refreshments
9:10-9:20 a.m. Opening Remarks
9:20-9:40 a.m. Mark Tapia, Saint Louis University, “The Role of Observer Effects and Feedback on Performance”
9:40-10 a.m. Michelle Scally, Webster University, “The Effects of Exercise on Cortisol Levels in Persons with Dementia”
10-10:20 a.m. Yelyzaveta DiStefano, Saint Louis University, “Boredom as an Ego Depletion Mechanism”
10:20-10:30 a.m. Break
10:30-10:50 a.m. Anna Poeppelmeier, Webster University, “Perceptions after Ferguson”
10:50-11:10 a.m. Amy Clark and Maggie Nagle, Webster University, #ALLBlackLivesMatter: Understanding Emerging Themes of Intersectionality in Social Movement Discourse
11:10-11:30 a.m. Michelle Bloyd-Fink, Webster University, “Beyond the Binary: Negotiations of Gender, Sexuality, and Safety among Partners, Friends, Families, and Allies of Trans People”
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Lunch Break
1-1:20 p.m. Joshua Luther, Webster University, “Examination of Religious Faith and Stress”
1:20-1:40 p.m. Brenna Ehlen, Webster University, “Social Determinants of Health Disparities Among Emerging Adults”
1:40-2 p.m. Emily Mason and Michelle Bloyd-Fink, Webster University, “Understanding the Master’s Tools: An Analysis of how Dominant Ideologies Impact Intimate Partner Violence”
2-2:10 p.m. Break
2:10-2:30 p.m. Karen Opp, Webster University, “All Museums Are Stages: Art, Agency and A’a”
2:30-2:50 p.m Joshua Trosch, Washington University, “Reconstructing the Classical Kithara: An Investigation into One of the Ancient World’s Most Revered and Complex Instruments”
2:50-3:10 p.m. Clay Halton, Webster University, “Piya’s Role as a Keystone Species in Amitav Ghosh’s The Hungry Tide”
3:10-3:20 p.m. Break
3:20-3:40 p.m. Thomas Hernandez, Webster University, “Levels of Academic Self-Efficacy and Grit in Student Athletes and Non-Athletes”
3:40-4 p.m. Kristen Burnette, Nathan Daly, Annie Herman, Nick Kavish and Liz Milad, Saint Louis University, “Conscientious Personality and Leadership Style”
4-4:20 p.m. Ryan Metzger, Webster University, “Does employment status affect well-being in college students? A Comparison Using Latent Deprivation Theory”
4:20-4:30 p.m. Awards & Closing Remarks
6 p.m. Reception in the Edwards Jones Commons


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