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Student Research Conference

Thank you for a great conference this year, and congratulations to the winners!

The fifth annual Lindenwood University Student Research Conference (SRC) was held on April 19, 2017. Faculty judges selected the best undergraduate and graduate projects from the seven Academic Schools represented.

Undergraduate and graduate first-place awardees received $200, and second-place awardees at both levels received $75. Guests at the Conference had the opportunity to vote for and decide the winner of the Alpha Chi "People's Choice" Award. This $150 award is funded by the Lindenwood chapter of the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society. $2,075 in monetary prizes was awarded to first- and second-place winners.

The 2017 SRC award winners are:


School of Accelerated Degree Programs

1st: McKenzie A. Frey, "Wishing it Was Any Other Day but Today, With You"

2nd: Dane Gasparovic, "Route to Isolation"


School of Arts, Media, and Communications

1st: Rachel Jagust, "Atelier: Intended Customer Profile"

2nd: Abigail Mrachko, "The Nature and Location of the Business"


Belleville Campus

1st: Quinisa Grant, "Helping Behavior as a Function of Weight and Pregnancy Status"

2nd: Kylie Walker, Jorge Pizzati, Karli Langley, and Brodyn Keeran, "Interdimensional Emporium & Gifts"


School of Education

1st: Amy Shapiro, "Looking Past the Disability to Celebrate the Ability"

2nd: Lauren Gygi, "An Experiment in Flipped Classrooms"


School of Health Sciences

1st: Paula Costa, "Body Composition, Bone Density, Metabolic Rate and Dietary Intakes of Collegiate Synchronized Swimmers"

2nd: Bradley Geiske, "Fluid Intelligence in Sport: The Sport-Based Fluid Intelligence Test (SBFIT)"


School of Humanities

1st: Ted Coullet, "I am 'The Other'"

2nd: Natelle Kruse-Milum, Rachel Sinclair, Molly Hamilton, Karlee Bulla, Jacquelyn Olimpio, "Chaucer's Women: A Look at Femininity in the Canterbury Tales"


School of Sciences

1st: Krystia Grembocki, "The Impact of Restricting a Jury's Access to Visual Information About a Defendant"

2nd: Cosette Leblanc, "Correlation Between Spirituality and Successful Aging"


Alpha Chi People's Choice Award

Colin Cernik, "Modeling Optimal Velocity for Competitive Distance Running"



Our official Program Schedule for the fifth-annual Student Research Conference is now available! 


Schedule for the Fifth-Annual Student Research Conference (Wednesday, April 19, 2017)

Note: All events will be held in Spellmann Center.

11:30 a.m.

Participant registration opens

Anheuser-Busch Leadership Room (4th Floor)

12:00-1:20 p.m.

Concurrent Session A

Spellmann classrooms TBD

1:30-2:50 p.m.

Concurrent Session B

Spellmann classrooms TBD

2:00-3:00 p.m.

Poster check-in and set up

Anheuser-Busch Leadership Room (4th Floor)

3:00-4:30 p.m.

Poster Session

Anheuser-Busch Leadership Room (4th Floor)

**Refreshments will be available**

4:30-5:50 p.m.

Concurrent Session C

Spellmann classrooms TBD

**Refreshments will be available**

6:00-6:35 p.m.

Awards Ceremony

Anheuser-Busch Leadership Room (4th Floor)

**Refreshments will be available**


Important Dates for 2017 SRC

November 30-January 31: Faculty Recommendation Form available 

February 1-March 22: Student Submission Form available 

After March 22: Students notified via email of submission status 

April 19: Student Research Conference 2017 



The Student Research Conference is a forum for students to display their scholarly and creative projects to Lindenwood students and faculty. The fifth annual conference will take place on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. Students’ work will be featured in poster formats or as presentations in concurrent sessions.

Posters are student-created, original work including but not limited to:

  • Research projects in any field
  • Science experiments
  • Senior capstone projects
  • Theses or dissertations
  • Archival research
  • Marketing campaigns or team research consulting projects
  • Portfolios of photography, graphic art, fashion design etc.
  • Community service projects
  • Theatrical set and lighting design, costume design
  • Artwork
  • Music compositions

Presentations will be 15-20 minutes in length with five minutes for questions following each presentation. At the end of the session, there will be extra time for questions and discussion.

Presentations are student-created, original work including, but not limited to:

  • Conference-style paper presentations of research methodologies and findings
  • Original poetry or fiction readings
  • Theatrical and music performances
  • Original video documentaries and film screenings
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