2023 Program

Frick Center: Blume Board Room

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Honors Roundtable: Global Perspectives

A roundtable discussion in which ten students will share their global perspectives gained through their research and recent study abroad experiences.

  • Julia Zickus, Honors Program
  • Christine Akoth, Honors Program
  • Adriana Briscoe, Honors Program
  • Martha Ewuoso, Honors Program
  • Hessey Gonzalez, Honors Program
  • Sarah Hansen, Honors Program
  • Netochukwu Kalu, Honors Program
  • Brady Lucas, Honors Program
  • Varun Sekar, Honors Program
  • Riley Whittenhall, Honors Program
  • Faculty Sponsor: Mary Kay Mulvaney

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Honors Roundtable: Race in America

A roundtable discussion in which nine students in the Honors Interdisciplinary Seminar share their varied research on race in America.

  • Martha Ewuoso, Honors Program
  • Areeba Amin, Honors Program
  • Holly Goodwin, Honors Program
  • Marina Orrico, Honors Program
  • Riley Whittenhall, Honors Program
  • Maryam Chida, Honors Program
  • Adriana Briscoe, Honors Program
  • Eaden Hvarre, Honors Program
  • Emily Murphy, Honors Program
  • Faculty Sponsor: Mary Kay Mulvaney


Frick Center: Melanchton Room

Business Perspectives on Food, Nutrition and Exercise

  • 3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Jessica Pavliukovecas, Business & Economics: Understanding the Pure Barre Member Who Didn’t Return
    Faculty Sponsor: Jennifer Seyler
  • 3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Carly Matthews, Business & Economics: Are Executives Open to Registered Dietitian Nutritionists as Executive Team Members? Does a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in an Executive Position Have Influence on how a Consumer Perceives a Brand?
    Faculty Sponsor: Jennifer Seyler

Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Race, Discrimination, & Culture

  • 4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Calvin Greene, History: Stolen Ballot: The White Primary in Texas and the South
    Faculty Sponsor: Karen Benjamin
  • 4:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
    Shelby Koeppen, History: Indian Removal of the 1800’s
    Faculty Sponsor: Jack Vavrinchik
  • 5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    Wesley Nay, Sociology: Interracial Dynamics Between Asian and Black Americans: Implications for a Diversifying Nation
    Faculty Sponsor: Emily Navarro
  • 5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    Jill Kammerer, World Languages: Tintin au Congo
    Faculty Sponsor: Rebecca Monger
Frick Center: Bryan Room

Cultural Impacts on Marketing Practices

  • 4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Zaharina Jimenez, Business & Economics: Fashion Trends & The Impact of COVID-19
    Faculty Sponsor: Avraham Baranes
  • 4:30-5:00pm
    Michela Sardinas, Business & Economics: International Marketing: A Comparison of How Culture Impacts Marketing Across Four Different Countries
    Faculty Sponsor: Sherry Smoak
Koplin Memorial Hall
  • 3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
    KH 011: How the Current Research Informs Us on the Interplay between Anxiety and Stuttering in Adolescents
    Description: a baseline systematic review on the interplay between anxiety and stuttering in adolescents; a summary and interpretation of findings.
    Alyssa Filkowski, Communication Sciences & Disorders
    Faculty Sponsor: Diane Morean
  • 4:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
    KH 011: Language Difficulty Following a Stroke
    Description: A discussion of the findings of a systematic search of the literature on word retrieval therapy for people with aphasia.
    Jarret Ureta, Communication Sciences & Disorders
    Nya Young, Communication Sciences & Disorders
    Anna Marousek, Communication Sciences & Disorders
    Faculty Sponsor: Diane Morean, Communication Sciences & Disorders
Frick Center: Founders Lounge

Poster Presentations, Session 1
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

  • Poster Location: #1
    Richard Botzoc: Quantifying and Removing of SDS from Wastewater
    Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Colleen Munro-Leighton
  • Poster Location: #2
    Victor Alvarez: Investigating Reactive Sites in the Diels-Alder Reaction Using Density Functional Methods
    Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Álvaro Castillo
  • Poster Location: #3
    Elizabeth Rozyckio: Mutations in Antibody CDR Amino Acid Chain May Lower Binding Affinity of Protein A to Fab
    Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Zoey Hua
  • Poster Location: #4
    Julia Zickus: Investigating Differential Binding Behavior of Fabs to Non-Antigentic Proteins
    Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Zoey Hua
  • Poster Location: #5
    Izabela Zawitkowska: Petroleum Analysis in Water due to Parking Lot Runoff using Quartz Crystal Microbalance and Solid-Phase Microextration
    Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Michelle Applebee
  • Poster Location: #6
    Nhi Yen Tran: A Pathway Contributing to The Synthesis of Distaminolyne B
    Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Evan Vanable
  • Poster Location: #7
    Anthony Campolattara: Parents and Prosocial Spending: ​ Do Parents Anticipate Boosts in Happiness From Spending on Their Children?​
    Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Majka
  • Poster Location: #8
    Julia Jimenez: Investigating the Effects of Drought Stress on Amaranthus hypochondriacus
    Faculty Sponsor: Zoey Hua
  • Poster Location: #9
    Yusra Omer: Thank You Co-Worker: Testing an Experimental Gratitude Intervention in Health Care Workers
    Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Majka
  • Poster Location #11
    Hubert Kicinski: Automated Processing of Octopus Sleep Data
    Faculty Sponsor: Venkatesh Gopal
  • Poster Location #12
    Martha Lupian: Neural Activity Of The Anterior Cingulate Cortex After The Incubation Of Oxycodone Craving In Rats
    Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Stefanik and Dr. Munro-Leighton


Frick Center: Founders Lounge (Continued)

Poster Presentations, Session 2
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

  • Poster Location: #1
    Olivia Healy: Perspectives on Innovative Programs and Educational Opportunities for Bilinguals receiving special education and their families
    Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Brenda Gorman
  • Poster Location: #2
    Megan Harrison: Laryngeal Tissue Changes Following Chemotherapy: a Review of Biophysiological and Communication Impacts
    Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Ruiying Ding
  • Poster Location: #3
    Lauren Engert: Preference and Acquisitions of PECS vs. SGD for Requesting Skills in Children with ASD
    Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Jennifer Kremkow
  • Poster Location: #4
    Kayla Buschnyj: An Exploration of the Effects of Motivation on People with Chronic Aphasia: A Literature Review
    Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Carrico
  • Poster Location: #5
    Allison Skiple: Generalizability of Narrative-Based Interventions for Bilingual, Elementary-aged Students
    Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Brenda Gorman
  • Poster Location: #6
    Chloe Struck: Professional Knowledge and Self-Efficacy on Gender-Neutral Pronoun Use and Application
    Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Brenda Gorman
  • Poster Location: #7
    Payton Schmidt: Title IX: How Far Have We Really Come?
    Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Krista Diedrich


Synchronous Virtual Presentations

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., via Zoom
Honors Roundtable: British Life and Culture
The ten Honors Program students who just completed a Spring term abroad at Liverpool Hope University will present their varied research on British life and culture.

  • Grace Albrecht, Honors Program
  • Micaiah Brown, Honors Program
  • Jameson Flynn, Honors Program
  • Stella Frake, Honors Program
  • Violet Okon, Honors Program
  • Ellie Michael, Honors Program
  • Emma Selle, Honors Program
  • Ann Moore, Honors Program
  • Delanie Graziano, Honors Program
  • Addison Weaver, Honors Program
  • Faculty Sponsor: Mary Kay Mulvaney

2:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., via Zoom
I/O Psychology Projects 2

  • 2:30 p.m.: Chris Pena: Job Analysis and Competency Model for Wheaton Academy
  • 3:00 p.m.: Ellie McCabe: I/O Psychology Mentoring Program Internship
  • 3:30 p.m.: Duc Phan: The Assessment Project for Quantitative Reasoning, Social Responsibilities and Religious Studies in Contexts Courses in Elmhurst University Integrated Curriculum
  • 3:45 p.m.: JD Prince: Creating a More Effective Training for BDO’s HCM Update
  • 4:00 p.m.: Emily Athanasiou: Village of Brookfield Community Survey: Development, Analysis, and Outcomes
  • 4:15 p.m.: Francesca Smith: Village of Brookfield Residential Assessment
  • 4:30 p.m.: Peyton Kotowski: Village of Brookfield Residential Assessment
  • 4:45 p.m.: Marty Makowski: Lessons From a Citizen Survey With the Village of Brookfield
  • 5:00 p.m.: Kathleen O’Connor: Virtual leadership development for flexible and hybrid work environments
  • 5:15 p.m.: Luke Fernandez: Employee Selection within Public Safety: An Assessment Consultant Perspective
  • 5:30 p.m.: Anna Miszcyszyn: Job Description Management
  • 5:45 p.m.: Evan Alewine: EUs AoK Assessment
  • 6:00 p.m.: Jasmine Jimenez: Brookside Flavors & Ingredients Onboarding Project
  • Faculty Sponsor: Jessica Sim


1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., via Zoom
I/O Psychology Projects

  • 1:00 p.m.: Justin Elliott: Job Description Management
  • 1:15 p.m.: Tad Keely: Graduate Student Satisfaction Survey and Results
  • 1:30 p.m.: Courtney Green: Industrial/Organizational Solutions Research Associate Internship
  • 1:45 p.m.: Maile Orian: Behind the Scenes: A Closer Look at Academic Accommodations in Higher Education
  • 2:00 p.m.: Zachary Bachara: Vaya Group Learning and Development Programs Internship
  • 2:15 p.m.: Jessica Gutierrez: Screencastify Internship
  • 2:30 p.m.: Enas Alnass: The Creation of Organizational Charts for Elmhurst University
  • 2:45 p.m.: Trevor Nowak: Essendant Internship Experience
  • 3:00 p.m.: Nicole Berardi: Human Resources Generalist at Divinci Painters Inc.
  • 3:15 p.m.: Hanna Bell: Lead Teacher Training Internship
  • 3:30 p.m.: Joscelyn McCoy: Psychological Research on Nonprofit Organizational Growth
  • 3:45 p.m.: Genae Knowles: Leaders of Leaders Reimagined: Empowering Future-Focused Leadership Through Customized Training
  • Faculty Sponsor: Carrie Hewitt


2023 Asynchronous Virtual Presentations

You can watch the asynchronous virtual presentations on the University’s YouTube page.

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