The 2020 annual Research and Scholarship Symposium features a very diverse selection of topics and projects.

A number of faculty members judged the projects, evaluating each entry using criteria ranging from development of the research question, research plan, effective use of information sources, and professionalism of the presentation.

This year’s winning projects/posters include:

  1. "The Analysis of Cyclin E in Fibrolamellar Hepatocellular Carcinoma" by Hannah Gustafson, Katrina Vang, Tim Vogt, & Sara Stickler. Faculty mentor: Dr. Mary Ann Yang.
  2. "How Communication with Parents Affects the Psychological Well-Being of Traditional First Year University Students" by Jena Thormodson, Hannah Torkelson, & Benjamin Diers. Faculty mentor: Dr. Kim Flottemesch.
  3. "ACT Scores Across Minnesota's Congressional Districts" by Katie Moynihan. Faculty mentor: Dr. Robert Krueger.
  4. "Production of Superantigens in Staphylococcus Aureus From Healthy Individuals" by Skye Martin. Faculty mentors: Dr. Mandy Brosnahan & Dr. Taylor Mach.
  5. "Ex-Ovo Chicken Culturing: The Effect Ethanol and Vessel Shape Have on the Development of the Chick Embryo" by Tyson Kauffman, Margot Coomes, Madeline Hentges, & Hannah Pavek. Faculty mentor: Dr. Mary Ann Yang.

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Submissions from 2020

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ACT Scores Across Minnesota's Congressional Districts, Katie Moynihan

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Alpha toxin is present in most nasal-derived Staphylococcus aureus samples, Natasha Bennett

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Analysis of Cyclin E in Fibrolamellar Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Hannah Gustafson, Katrina Vang, Tim Vogt, and Sara Stickler

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An Analysis of Sleep Patterns in Student Athletes, Carly Simonian, Kira Sheehan, Kylie Christenson, and Darice Haywood

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Characterization of Nasal Isolates of Staphylococcus aureus from Concordia's Campus, Jeenue Vang

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Comparative Verification of Staphylococcal Related Enterotoxin in Staphylococcus aureus Study Samples, Tuesa Yang, Amanda Brosnahan Dr, and Taylor Mach Dr

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Discovering Pascal's Triangle, Cara Schmidtke

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Don't You Know That You're Toxic?, Mumina Mohamud

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"Ex-Ovo Chicken Culturing: The Effect Ethanol and Vessel Shape have on the Development of the Chick Embryo", Tyson Kauffman and Margot Coomes

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Fern or Fractal... Or Both?, Christina Babcock

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From Brain to Brawn: Effects of a 6 Week Training Program Designed by Student Trainers, Paul A. Winkelmann, Madeline F. Nehotte, and Joseph D. Ostrem Dr.

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Holiday Travel Analysis, Hanna Mortenson

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How Communication with Parents Affects the Psychological Well-Being of Traditional First-Year University Students, Jena Thormodson, Hannah Torkelson, and Benjamin Diers

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Identification of Staphylococcus aureus In State Fair Samples, Ana Castillo Jimenez

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Mid-semester Survey: The Importance of Feedback, Alexa Hepner

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Multi-Variable Theme Park Analysis, Timothy Johnson

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Production of Superantigens in Staphylococcus aureus from healthy individuals, SKYE MARTIN

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Staphylococcus aureus Carriage and Characterization from the Minnesota State Fair, Maddie Mandoza, Amanda Brosnahan Dr, and Taylor Mach Dr

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Staphylococcus aureus May Be Living in Your Nasal Cavity Right Now, Hannah Pedersen

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Staphylococcus aureus Toxins are Among us!, Tanner Haechten

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Toxins Produced by Staphylococcus aureus, Courtney Carlson