Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity 2018 to Showcase Academic Excellence
What are some of the coping skills that hospice staff members use to prevent career burnout? Do serial killers have “microexpressions” that reveal behavior? Was human hair really used in Victorian-era crafting?
These intriguing questions and many more will be answered during the University of Findlay’s 2018 Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity, a daylong celebration of academic research and other achievements that is free and open to the public.
The event will be held Friday, April 6. It will begin at 8:30 a.m. at Winebrenner Theological Seminary with a University awards ceremony honoring some of the most distinguished students. Subsequent awards ceremonies for UF’s six colleges, along with alumni speakers, will also take place at different venues from 9:30-11:25 a.m.
A total of 59 oral presentations by undergraduate and graduate students will be offered from 1-3:20 p.m., each in 20-minute increments, in the Davis Street Building and Center for Student Life and College of Business classrooms and meeting rooms. The SSC will conclude with poster presentations in those buildings from 3:30-5:15 p.m. Food, raffles and prizes will be offered at 5 p.m.
These speakers will give presentations:
- College of Liberal Arts – Preston Eberlyn, assistant director of Strategic Research Group.
- College of Pharmacy – Zinkeng Asonganyi, Pharm.D., manager of Outpatient Infusion Services at Annapolis’ community hospital.
- College of Business – Christina (Terry) Muryn, director of business and physician development for Pain Management Group.
- College of Health Professions – Aaron Goodrich, athletic trainer for Centennial High School.
- College of Sciences – Josh Ziegler, a Cognitive Models and Agents branch computer scientist for Wright Patterson Air Force Base’s 711th Human Performance Wing.
- College of Education – David Alvarado, Hopewell-Loudon Local Schools superintendent.
The following exemplify the SSC’s academic variety:
- Mad Math – Destiny DeWar will show the solutions and ideas behind the math problems featured in the movie “Good Will Hunting.”
- Waco Revisited – Andrew Flynn will highlight “lessons from Waco” by focusing on the role of government and how a communication breakdown led to the 1993 tragedy in which 76 people died during a standoff with the FBI.
- Homerun Derby – Shane Miller and Christian Sauer will examine the percentage difference in required energy and force between an aluminum bat and a wooden bat in order to hit a Major League home run.
- Opioid Crisis – Erica White will evaluate whether additional steps should be taken to ensure safety between first responder and patient when Naloxone, an opioid overdose reversal medication, is administered.
- Gun Violence – Jagdish Suthar will scrutinize gun violence and mass shootings to determine if there are patterns and factors that cause these crimes.
- For Your Health – Guerline Alexis, Thuykhe D. Nuguen, Melanie Ateh Che-Sama, Kimberly Snell and Kamsin Kumar will present their findings on glucosamine derivatives as potential antibiotics.