Winners have been announced for the 2019 Student Research Symposium, held April 17 at Missouri Southern State University.
More than 60 students created presentations in one of six categories: Humanities; Business, Engineering and Technology; Social Sciences; Physical and Biological Sciences; Health Sciences; and Education. Students created posters to visually share their work.
The 2019 winners are:
Business, Engineering and Technology
First place: Brian Smith, Joplin, and Mark Capps, Carthage, “Harnessing Analog Electrical Signals to Control Manufacturing Processes”
Second place: Steven Stokes, Joplin, “The Effect of Health Insurance Market Concentration on Premiums”
Physical and Biological Sciences
First place: Haroldo Hernandez, Joplin, “The Role of Alterations in SLC2A10, FBLN5 and ELN Genes in the Likelihood of Developing Tortuous Arteries”
Second place: Nathan Piccoli, Osceoloa, Mo., “Fat, Feisty and Fast? Striking and Constriction Performance from Borneo Pythons”
First place: Miranda Johnson, Joplin, “Evaluating the Risk of Burnout and Self-Care Practices of Case Managers”
Second place: Holly Haner, Liberty, Mo., “Shadowing Justice: Gubernatorial Clemency in American States”
First place: (tie) Jacob Sholl, Carthage, Ill., “Body Mass Index & the Likelihood of Embarrassment when Exercising with Others”; and Kate Stauffer, Joplin, “Relationship Between Ankle Flexibility and Kicking Speed in Competitive Swimmers”
First place: Jaclyn Kidd, Neosho, Mo., “Creating Sexual Awareness at MSSU by Anonymous Public Participation in an Art Exhibit”
Second place: Sarah Robbins, Moore, Okla., “Living Art: The Reality of Separating Art from the Harmful World”
First place: Nikki Bramwell, Reeds, Mo., “Effects of Highlighting and Summary on Reading Comprehension”
Second place: Caitlin Brock, Diamond, Mo., “Preferences for Learning Resources in Educational Settings”
Best Overall Poster
Art Portfolio Best of Show
Mary Beth Strong, Sarcoxie, Mo.