Celebrating Student Research, Scholarship, and Creativity
Inquiry is a celebration of student research, scholarship, and creative achievement coinciding with the Council for Undergraduate Research's week-long celebration of student accomplishments.
Inquiry 2018 began on April 8 with the Pi Mu Epsilon honor society induction and will conclude on Thursday, April 26. The period included induction ceremonies into national and international academic honor societies, poetry readings, musical recitals, and oral research presentations. The departmental awards ceremony was scheduled for Thursday, April 26, followed by the Inquiry symposium, a signature event showcasing LVC students' diverse talents. At the symposium, undergraduates from every academic department displayed their work to an audience of faculty, peers, Trustees, administrators, and friends of the College.
Department: Digital Communications
First Place: Capture Crate
Wael Alhamad, David Burns, Daniel Cronen, Kristen Eberhardt, Michael Gephart, & Vincent Osborne
Second Place: Quixit
Michael Bobin, Alexander Buckingham, Michael Ogunyemi, Marla Scacchitti, & Alyssa Zelko
Third Place: SHMAP
Kirsten Bannan, Laura Brent, Sarah Bruno, Dawa Sherpa, & Samantha Spurlock
First Place: “Acoustic Features of Infant Vocalizations Impact Fathers' Perceptions and Responding"
Austin Martinez & Joshua Rinehimer
Second Place: “Emotional Intelligence and Decision-Making Skills and Beliefs"
Third Place: “Overclaiming & Pseudoscience: Correlating Self-Generated Degrees of Knowledge and Beliefs Towards Paranormal Phenomenon and Junk Science"
Sara Koros & Savanna Toth
First Place: "The Effects of Iron Deficiency on Behavior and Serotonin Transporter and 1B Receptor Expression”
Dakota Portzline & Nicholas Scullin
Abigail Corbin & Patrick McMullen
Third Place: “Consequences of Early Iron Deficiency and Lead Co-Exposure on Dopamine Signaling”
Catherine Lacovara & Caitlin Ritchey
Second Place: “Self-Powered Glutathione Biosensor”
Brandon Roy & Julia Rutherford
Andrew Brown & Maddie Martin