Session 2

201 WZ

Misappropriation of Resources in the Civil War

Austin Barancin, Indiana University East

The American Civil War, the bloodiest war in U.S. history could have had far fewer deaths had a few practices that better utilized what the resources were available, however, it was also due to some of these mistakes that lessons were learned and the future of medicine improved.

Civil War Medicine: A Saving Grace

Ashley Robertson, Indiana University East

This presentation will analyze the necessity for medicine, due to an insurgence of sickness and disease, during the Civil War.




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202 WZ

New U: How to Build a Better University

Garrett Graber, Chelsea Black, Rachel Eastman, Mikayla Kovacik, Rebecca Kritschil, University of Mount Union

How much do even our best students know about the operation and issues in higher education today?  What can they contribute to the conversation among higher education leaders?  Students in one Honors Capstone course set out to answer these questions with a combination of research and reflection.  In this session, the students and their instructor will focus on a project entitled “New U,” in which students were asked to construct the prospectus for a new and improved college or university as a group.

209 WZ

The Future of Computing

Kyle Denney, Ferris State University

The personal computer is rapidly approaching the theoretical limit of computing speed, so how will future computers be more efficient? Cloud computing, edge computing, and other new trends will be discussed as the next step in the evolution of computers.

The Evolved Activist: How Facebook Changed the Way We Advocate and Identify

Caitlyn Laughner, Indiana University Kokomo

This presentation examines social movements as they manifest on the social media platform Facebook, including how Facebook effects the integrity of the movements and serves as an intersection between orality and literacy and how socially motivated users build online identities around the movements they participate in.

Making Waves: The Rise of Radio Advertisements

Hannah Stoliker, Grand Valley State University

This presentation examines the advent and evolution of radio advertisement throughout the course of 1920s. The development of radio advertisement had three crucial catalysts: radio stations’ need for revenue and lack of suitable alternatives, sponsorship of a popular radio show by Pepsodent toothpaste, and competition among businesses.

Going Around in Circles: The Creation of a New Game

Tyler Kennedy, Indiana University East

This presentation discusses the development of a new game for an honors thesis.  When I made my game, I decided that I wanted it to be different than other games I had tried. This presentation will discuss the methodology and meaning behind this far-from-ordinary game.

Setting Up a Math Lab for a Senior Service-Learning Project

Olivia Robinson, Indiana University East

This presentation will cover the successes and challenges of setting up a math tutoring center in a local elementary school, her ideas for doing it differently, and the scholarship about the successes of mathematics labs for elementary schools.


213 WZ

The Anatomy of a College Student: Student Involvement, Academic Performance and Why it All Matters

Lukas Wenrick, Breanna Kilcrease, Francis Baluster & Sabrina Nichols, Wright State University

College students have always been told to get involved on campus. “Join a sorority, play a sport, find a hobby,” people say. What if student involvement had a direct effect on academic achievement? Our study consists of a qualitative and quantitative survey that explores the realm of student involvement and how it correlates with a student’s academic success. Our project will differentiate between various factors that might contribute to the level of academic success attributed to student involvement.

Complementary and Alternative Therapies in College Students

Shaye Thomas, Indiana University East

Addressing the ever increasing host of issues that college students must face including things such as stress, poverty, and lack of sleep/general wellness, this presentation will cover possible ways to alleviate the negative consequences.