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Student Showcase 2021 Program

Panel Discussion

A live virtual panel will be taking place again this year. This year’s topic will be “Research Beyond Graduation”. The faculty panelist are Dr. Sherrin Frances (Associate Professor of English) and Dr. Christine Pacewicz (Assistant Professor of Kinesiology). Our current SVSU student panelist is Amber Campbell. Brian Thomas will be the Moderator. This year we will be joined by three UGRP alumni, Victoria Phelps, Vincent Flores (University of Illinois) and Bijesh Gyawali (George Mason University). 

Join Us: April 23, 12:15pm-1:00pm


Timeline A

Timeline B

Research presentations, Demonstrations, and Performances

Each presentation has been allotted 20 minutes. You can join the presentations at any time by clicking the timeline link provided.

Each presentation will be followed by a live discussion and questions and answers session. 

Timeline A

Link:  https://youtu.be/wzcGQfz9o9s

1:00pm | 3345 | Implications of COVID-19 on Athletic Trainers' Work Environment and Psychological Well-Being

  • Erica Reymore, Madeline Lowry
  • Faculty Mentors: Dr. Christine Pacewicz, Dr. Taylor Rowley          
  • Kinesiology | Health and Human Services | UGRP             
  • Research Activity

1:20pm | 3330 | Reverse Engineering a Medicine Dispensing Cart

  • Breanna Howey, Dillen Perron, Tyrell Wheeler, Adam Kott, Eric Lavoie
  • Faculty Mentor: Dr. Scott James
  • Science, Engineering, & Technology
  • Research Activity             

1:40pm | 3316| NEST Fellows: Student Experience During the COVID Pandemic

  • NEST Fellows
  • Mentor: Riley Hupfer
  • Center for Community Engagement |Arts and Behavioral Sciences | NEST Fellows
  • Community Engagement             

2:00pm | 3339 | Making an Impact: Developing Community Leaders   

  • Joseph Bartels, Alana Brown
  • Faculty Mentor: Joseph Ofori-Dankwa    
  • Business Leadership | College of Business| Vitito Global Leadership Institute
  • Community Engagement

2:20pm | 

 

2:40pm| 3323 | Leadership in Adversity              

  • Brady Falor
  • Faculty Mentor: Julie Foss
  • Computer Science | Science, Engineering, & Technology| Roberts Fellowship       
  • Leadership


3:00pm | 3320  | United States Institute for Theatre Technology 2021 Conference

  • Rhiannon Hall, Danielle Durst, Lucas Inman, Quinn Nichols, Morgan Gradowski, Kylee Monahan, Jaden O'Berry
  • Faculty Mentor: Peggy Mead-Finizio        
  • Theatre | Arts and Behavioral Sciences | UGRP
  • Leadership

3:20pm | 3379 | Community Engagement: Cardinal Solutions – Interdisciplinary Experiential Learning

  • Women of Colors — Social Media
    Allison Stein - Technical Writer, Joanna A. Senger - Graphic Design, Zach Sklener - Social Media/Photography 
  • Center for Community Engagement — Volunteer App Interface
    Zainab A. Alkhatem – UI Design, Logan LaBrake – UI Design, Kate Roberts – UI Design, Emily N. Schuette – UI Design, Zach Sklener – UI Design
  • Saginaw County Protect Coalition — Saginaw Awesome Activity Book
    Adam Matich - Logo & Brand Design, Eliza Kriz - Technical Writer , Elizabeth Getzinger - Designer Cover Text & Mazes, Zainab A. Labbad - Designer Coloring Pages, Matthew J. Massey - Illustrator
  • Problem Solving Maps - Math Workbook

  • Karlie MacKay – Math tutor, Khairiah Alfaraj - Graphic Design, Easton Moore - Graphic Designer
  • J. Blake Johnson, Danilo Sirias, Brad Herzog
  • Art  | Arts and Behavorial Sciences | SVSU Cardinal Solutions
  • Community Engagement

3:40pm | 3402 | An Efficient Localization for Indoor Environment using Classification Algorithms

  • Wyatt Towne
  • Faculty Mentor: Dr. Aos Mulahuwiash
  • Computer Science and Information Systems | Science, Engineering, & Technology

4:00pm | 3368 | Conceptualizing and developing a app: Challenges and strategies wit groceries

  • Papa Kwame Yeboah, Alex Titus-Glover, Emmanuel Boadu
  • Faculty Mentor: Dr. Joseph Ofori-Dankwa
  • Business | College of Business

Timeline B

Link: https://youtu.be/Xfn1BsIYWlM

1:00pm |3353| Fostering Leadership and Service in the Saginaw Community

  • Gabriella Locke, Sara Moos
  • Faculty Mentor: Joseph Ofori-Dankwa    
  • Business Leadership | College of Business| Vitito Leadership Institute      
  • Leadership

1:20pm |3317 | Ms. Monopoly: The Rhetorical Commodification of Feminism  

  • Jessica Carpenter
  • Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ryan Rigda 
  • Communication | Arts and Behavioral Sciences | SVSU Forensics Team   
  • Research Activity

1:40pm |3325 | Enough is Enough: The Unethical Actions Of Deportation           

  • Evangeline Cruz
  • Faculty Mentors: Dr. Amy Pierce, Dr. Ryan Rigda
  • Communication | Arts and Behavioral Sciences | The SVSU Forensics Team          
  • Research Activity

2:00pm | 3336 | Efficient Classification Model of Web News Documents using Machine Learning Algorithms      

  • Kevin Gyorick
  • Faculty Mentor: Dr. Aos Mulahuwaish
  • Computer Science and Information Systems | Science, Engineering, & Technology| UGRP              
  • Research Activity

2:20pm | 3340 | Experimental Investigation on the Impact of Engine Oil on RTV Silicone

  • Dominic Finazzo, Vanessa Swain , John Herman   
  • Mechanical Engineering | Science, Engineering, & Technology | UGRP     
  • Research Activity

2:40pm | 3346 | The Role of Exercise on Athletic Trainers' Perceived Stress and Burnout 

  • Brenna Legner, Maxwell Scholl
  • Faculty Mentor: Dr. Christine Pacewicz & Dr. Taylor Rowley
  • Kinesiology | Health and Human Services | UGRP             
  • Research Activity

3:00pm | 3365 | Time Perceptions of High Intensity Interval Training        

  • Meghan Peterson, Savannah Walker       
  • Taylor Rowley   
  • UGRP
  • Research Activity

3:20pm | 3369 | The Quiet Room

  • Jessica Davis
  • Faculty Mentors: Dr. Amy Pierce and Dr. Ryan Rigda
  • Communications | Arts and Behavioral Sciences | SVSU Forensics Team 
  • Research Activity

3:40pm | 3376 | Testing the effectiveness of three different classifiers for the detection of Phragmites Australis in UAV imagery at Crow Island State Game Area

  • Jarod Morse      
  • Faculty Mentor: Dr. Rhett Mohler            
  • Geography | Arts and Behavioral Sciences | Braun Fellowship   
  • Research Activity

4:00pm | 

  

Timeline C *running behind schedule

Link: https://youtu.be/x7ub8W1gUEY

1:00pm | 3374 Using Video Modeling to Teach Typical Young Adults to Interact Socially with Peers with ASD in a University Setting

  • Mary Brege, Hallie Cannady, Kailie Kipfmiller                      
  • Faculty Mentor: Mari MacFarland, PhD, BCBA-DTE/Special Education       
  • Research Activity

1:20pm | 3378 | Comparative Analysis of Soilless Plant Cultivation Methods

  • Jarod Morse, Courtney Thomas 
  • Faculty Mentor: Holly Little
  • Biology | Science, Engineering, & Technology
  • Research Activity

1:40pm | 3380 | Willing Vendors and Product Availability: An Exploration of Year-Round Farmer’s Markets in Midland, Michigan

  • Emily Deiotte    
  • Faculty Mentor: Dr. Rachel Darr
  • Kinesiology | Health and Human Services | Honors Program        
  • Research Activity

2:00pm | 3362 | Cataloging and Archiving Artifacts of Theodore Roethke House Museum              

  • Ethan Alt, Amber Campbell, Madeline Bruessow
  • Faculty Mentor: Sherrin Frances
  • English | Arts and Behavioral Sciences | UGRP    
  • Community Engagement

2:20pm |3358 |Extended Trombone Techniques

  • Kyle Ingersoll
  • Faculty Mentor: Dr. Norman Wika           
  • Music   | Arts and Behavioral Sciences
  • Creative Endeavor

2:40pm | 3354| The Validity of Lift-to-Failure Prediction Equations for One-Repetition Maximum for the Landmine T-Bar Row: A Cross-Sectional Repeated Measures Study Design Protocol

  • Lindsay Dorman
  • Faculty Mentor: Lincoln, MA, DPT, CSCS; Rowley, T, PhD; Berry, D, PhD, AT, ATC
  • Kinesiology | Health and Human Services | UGRP             
  • Research Activity

3:00pm| 3352 | Mean Velocity and Proximity to Failure in the Deadlift Exercise              

  • Kelsey Seifferlein
  • Faculty Mentor: Lincoln, MA, DPT, CSCS, Rowley, T, PhD
  • UGRP
  • Research Activity

3:20 |3324 | Reliability of the Landmine One-repetition Maximum and Comparison Between Free-weight One-repetition Maximum: A Cross-sectional Repeated Measures Study Design Protocol

  • Stephen McGraw
  • Faculty Mentor: Lincoln, MA, DPT, CSCS; Rowley, T, PhD; Berry, D, PhD, AT, ATC  
  • UGRP
  • Research Activity

3:40pm| 3366 | The Reliability and Validity of Velocity-based Prediction of 1-Repetition Maximum for the Pendlay Row Exercise: A Cross-Sectional Repeated Measures Study Design Protocol

  • Kimberly Moelker
  • Faculty Mentor: Lincoln, MA, DPT, CSCS, Rowley, T, PhD, and Berry, D, PhD, AT, ATC
  • UGRP
  • Research Activity

4:00pm |3335 | The Validity and Reliability of Estimation of Repetitions to Failure Across The Level of Effort Spectrum: A Cross-Sectional Repeated Measures Study Design Protocol              

  • Katie Nixon        
  • Faculty Mentor: Lincoln, MA, DPT, CSCS, Rowley, T, PhD, and Berry, D, PhD, AT, ATC
  • UGRP
  • Research Activity

Poster Presentations

Posters will be housed under the Poster Presentations tab and are organized by category.

3337 |Measuring Changes in the Population and Built Environment of Saginaw County Before, During, and After the Great Recession of 2008  

  • Zachary Schwab                                             
  • Dr. Evelyn D. Ravuri        
  • UGRP
  • Community Engagement

3379 | Community Engagement: Cardinal Solutions – Interdisciplinary Experiential Learning

  • Danilo Sirias, J. Blake Johnson    
  • Brad Herzog      
  • SVSU Cardinal Solutions
  • Community Engagement

3326 |Project SPICEVC 

  • Levi Ricky, Sawyer Messing, Vincent Cirilo, Niraj Adhikari, Rajani Muraleedharan Sreekhumarid
  • UGRP    
  • Creative Endeavor

3277 | Get it over with! Insufficient Effort on a Procrastination Survey in the U.S. and China   

  • Tyler Saez           
  • Ranjana Dutta PhD , Nini Wu PhD
  • Holly Bill, Tom Dillon, Quentin Jezewski
  • UGRP
  • Research Activity

3284 | Analyzing the Impacts of Humans and Climate on Temperate Forest Plants

  • Sydney Gainforth            
  • Julie Commerford                                                        
  • UGRP
  • Research Activity

3295 |Does Methylbutenol Confer Thermal Tolerance to Emitting Plants?

  • Kelsey Lewis                                                   
  • Dr. Dennis Gray, Dr. Jay Scott, Dr. Cal Borden      
  • Student-Led UGRP
  • Research Activity

3318 | Agricultural Monitoring using an Unmanned Ariel Vehicle (UAV)

  • Anil Sah, William Sadilek, William Johnson
  • Dr. Rajani Muraleedharan            
  • UGRP
  • Research Activity

3321 | Antifungal Assessment of a Novel Ruthenium Hydroxamate        

  • Kaitlyn Pierce                                                 
  • Dr. Coote           
  • Research Activity

3322 | "Let's Just Call This Done": Examining College Students' Writing Revisions

  • Dani Toth
  • Julie Lynch
  • UGRP
  • Research Activity

3329 | Distractions, Self-Regulation, and Writing Processes        

  • Chad Pocock, Hunter Grunwell, Dani Toth            
  • Julie Lynch
  • Research Activity

3332 | Biophysical interactions of a novel, multi-substituted beta-lactone antimicrobial              

  • Paige Prime, Olivia Getzinger                     
  • Dr. Coote           
  • UGRP
  • Research Activity

3334 | Novel, multi-substituted -lactone shows broad-spectrum antifungal and antimicrobial activity    

  • Olivia Getzinger, Paige Prime                     
  • Dr. Coote           
  • UGRP
  • Research Activity

3341 | Community Workaholics Presentation

  • Haley Nelson, Tess Martin, Jesse Sanchez, Nathan Piwowarsi
  • Faculty Mentor: Dr.  Joseph Ofori Dankwa           
  • Management | College of Business | Vitito Fellow            
  • Leadership

3401 | C.V. Axle Shaft Boot Slip Detection System

  • Alexander Smith, David Holm, Dylan Lightfoot, Mohammed Alotaibi
  • Faculty Mentor: Rajani Muraleedharan Sreekumarid
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering | Science, Engineering, & Technology | Nexteer Automotive

 3343 | World Changers BATS Project Winter 2021

  • Samuel Johnson, Sydney Czyz
  • Dr. Joseph Ofori-Dankwa
  • Programs of Distinction
  • College of Business
  • Vitito Global Leadership Institute

 

 

3360 | Instinct and Restraint: Measuring Internal Conflict with an Implicit Association Test of the Psychodynamic Structural Model

  • Allison Booms, Brianna Vanderstelt, Makiya Tunstull       
  • Travis Pashak, Joseph Weaver, Travis Pashak       
  • UGRP
  • Research Activity

3338 | Synthesis of an aryl-C-Glycoside as Potential Treatment for Type II Diabetes

  • Rachel Laskowski, Emily Holup
  • Dr. Jennifer Chaytor       
  • UGRP
  • Research Activity

3342 | Performance of a Multistage Electrohydrodynamic Gas Pump in a Square Channel

  • Margaret Wood, Shariful Alam Robin                     
  • A K M Monayem H. Mazumder  
  • UGRP
  • Research Activity

3349 | Synthesis, Characterization, and Electrochemical Analysis of Synthetic Biomolecule Models Containing Ruthenium Metal with Hydroxamate and/or Nitrosyl Ligands            

  • Alice Erman, Emily Jaremba,                                     
  • Dr. Adam Warhausen     
  • UGRP
  • Research Activity

3351 | Synthesis, Characterization, and Electrochemical Investigation of Ruthenium-Salophen Complexes     

  • Jonathan Lillo
  • Dr. Warhausen  
  • UGRP
  • Research Activity

3355 | Identification and Quantitation of Active Ingredients Responsible for the Antibacterial Behavior of Essential Oils 

  • Jonathan Giglio
  • Dr. Cissell
  • UGRP
  • Research Activity

3356 | Assessment of Staphylococcus epidermidis Biofilm Inhibition Using Essential Oils

  • Hien Nguyen, Rhossa Babelle Umutoniwase, Elizabeth Conklin, Kyle Cissell            
  • UGRP
  • Research Activity

3359 | Comparison Between Safety Squat Bar and Traditional Barbell Squats: A Brief Review

  • Sheldon Wheeler Jr
  • Merrick Lincoln
  • Strength, Conditioning, and Biomechanics Lab
  • Research Activity

3363 | Trauma Resilience on Campus: The Moderating Effect of Developmental Assets on Trauma Exposure and Symptomatology

  • Tunstull, Makiya, Allison Booms, Brianna Vanderstelt
  • Travis Pashak
  • UGRP    
  • Research Activity

3364 | Thermoelectric and thermo-mechanical study of electronic interconnects with solders and solder pastes           

  • Waliul Matin, Michael Morrison
  • Mohammad Ashraf Khan             
  • UGRP
  • Research Activity

3367 | Environmental Monitoring Aquatic Drone            

  • Morgan Pfau, Mohammed Alabbas, Eric Fischhaber, Garret Ray, Jeffrey Bolday   
  • Rajani Muraleedharan Sreekumarid         
  • UGRP    
  • Research Activity

3370 | Electrostatic speaker      

  • Lucas Valota, Miguel De la cruz, Bradly Albrant, Michael Dewell, Alexander Sawdon          
  • Rajani Muraleedharan    
  • UGRP
  • Research Activity

3343 | World Changers BATS Project Winter 2021     

  • Garret Ray                                                      
  • Dr. Sandun Kuruppu       
  • UGRP
  • Research Activity

3377 | Using Cost-Effective Robotics Kits in Engineering Education        

  • Caroline Sawatzki
  • Rajani Muraleedharan    
  • ECE Department                             
  • Research Activity

3397 | C-Glycosides Synthesis for Potential Type II Diabetes Treatments

  • Abbie Bauer
  • Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jennifer Chaytor
  • Chemistry | Science, Engineering, & Technology | UGRP

3344 | Movement-Mirroring Contactless Robot Assistant

  • Zachary Podojak, MacKenzie DuRussel, Alexander Dysinger, Riley Vasold, Ahmed Alturki
  • Faculty Mentor's Name: Rajani Muraleedharan
  • Department: Electrical Enginnering
  • College: Science, Engineering, & Technology
  • Supporting Program (e.g., Honors Program, UGRP, etc): UGRP

Mechanical Engineering Senior Design Projects

Posters will be housed under the Poster Presentations tab and are organized by category.

Huhtamaki Plastics Adjustable Packing Table 

  • Students: Kayla Danielson, Jessica Gorney, Andrew Horvath, Jon Moody 
  • Advisor: Dr. Brooks Byam 
  • Client: Huhtamaki Plastics  

 

Huhtamaki Plastics Conveyor Over Elliptical Pack Table 

  • Students: Dominic Finazzo, Wanye Kurtansky, Justin Laskowski, Rachel Warner 
  • Advisor: Dr. Brooks Byam 
  • Client:  Huhtamaki Plastics  

 

Nexteer Automotive Electric Motor Cooling System 

  • Students: Jake Bruce, Fischer Klein, Wyatt Ren, Tony Robbins 
  • Advisor: Dr. Thomas Mahank 
  • Client: Huhtamaki Plastics

 

Signature Truck Systems Automated Pipe Cutting Machine 

  • Students: Brandon Fettig, Enayat Khan, Krupal Patel, Anthony Pitera 
  • Advisor: Dr. Brooks Byam 
  • Client: Signature Truck Systems 

 

 

Signature Truck Systems Elevated Paint Platform 

  • Students: Kayla Galbraith, Nathan Griese, Mat Masterson 
  • Advisor: Dr. Brooks Byam 
  • Client:  Signature Truck Systems 

 

Teamtech Emergency Wheelchair Seat Release System 

  • Students: Jake Brewer, Sabrina Coffman, Damon Favero, Alexandria Wendyker 
  • Advisor: Dr. Brooks Byam 
  • Client: Teamtech, Inc.

 

Fullerton Tool Friction Fixture 

  • Students: Mike Misiak, Jeremy Pung, Gunnar Stein, Ryan Whiteman 
  • Advisor: Dr. Brooks Byam 
  • Client: Fullerton Tool

 

Magline Universal Hand Truck Handle 

  • Students: Amanda Brower, Ethan Brown, Brandon Katterman 
  • Advisor: Dr. Annamalai Pandian 
  • Client: Magline, Inc.