Research and Performance Showcase

Our annual Research and Performance Showcase highlights the scholarly and creative work of Elmhurst students in all majors.

Each May, Elmhurst College celebrates student achievements with a one-day event featuring presentations, art exhibits and musical performances. From biology experiments to political science research to piano recitals, the showcase allows students to demonstrate their work and gives the community a look at the intellectual life of the College.

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, students presented their 2019-2020 research projects virtually. Visit this page on Tuesday, May 26, to view all of the presentations. (We appreciate your patience as we work to add each student presentation to this page until then.)

2020 Presentations

Oral Presentations and Performances

“After the Plague” and Genesis: A Feminist Reading
Luc Al-Sakhria
Faculty sponsor: Dr. Ann Frank Wake

The Issue of Invisibility: Gaps in Data for Native Americans and the COVID-19 Crisis
Afaaf Amatullah
Faculty sponsor: Peg Cook

Performance Training: Preventing Playing-Related Injuries in Amateur Instrumentalists
Heather Anderson
Faculty sponsor: Dr. Jim Hile

The Rise of Nationalism in the Early Modern Novel: a comparative reading of the novels by Daniel Defoe and Ihara Saikaku
Kenneth Dantes
Faculty sponsor: Dr. Ann Frank Wake

Party Realignments and Conditions: The Likelihood of a Current Realignment
Fiona Grady
Faculty sponsor: Dr. Mary Walsh

“The Mask I Wear” Performed to Song O Mio Babino by Puccini
Abigail Rose Howat
Faculty sponsor: Amy Lyn McDonald

Perspective-Taking & Empathy: Exploring How State Empathy and Perspective-Taking Shape Recall
Corrin Stines
Faculty sponsor: Dr. Joshua VanArsdall, Ph.D.

Project Management (video)
Bahareh Tabrizi
Faculty sponsor: Bruce Fischer

 


 

Poster Presentations

Development of an Expressive Word Naming Assessment for Polish English Bilingual Adults with Aphasia (PDF)
Mary Adamowski, M.S.
Faculty sponsor: Brenda Gorman, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Victor (PDF)
Luc Al-Sakhria
Faculty sponsor: Dr. Ann Frank Wake

Aggression Levels Increase When Playing Video Games Anonymously (PDF)
Maryam Ali, David Contreras, Jasmine Bandyk and Jadyn Ginther
Faculty sponsors: Dr. Liz Majka and Dr. Merrilee Guenther

Rate of Regeneration of the Planarian D. tigrina Not Dependent on Fragment Size (PDF)
Victor Alvarez, Itzel Mancilla, Hailey Nicholas and Julia Zickus
Faculty sponsors: Dr. Liz Majka and Dr. Merrilee Guenther

Eco-Art- Does It Really Matter? (PDF)
Hannah R. Bacon
Faculty sponsor: Dr. Teri J. Walker

Interactive Therapy Versus Creative Therapy: The Impact on Stress in Pediatric Oncology Patients (PDF)
Justine Balousek and Itzel Munoz
Faculty sponsor: Sandra McCormick, Ph.D., RN

Tetramorium caespitum Ants Have an Affinity Towards High Wavelength Colors (PDF)
Anina Black, Ashlin John, Risa Maria and Lizbeth Ortiz
Faculty sponsors: Dr. Liz Majka and Dr. Merrilee Guenther

Reducing Hyperbilirubinemia in Neonates with Massage Therapy (PDF)
Matthew Brod, Kendall Ochalek, Sonia Panicker and Joanna Szustek
Faculty sponsor: Sandra McCormick, Ph.D., RN

Efficacy of Treatment on Discourse Skills in Bilingual Aphasia (PDF)
Julia Cygnar, B.S.
Faculty sponsor: Brenda Gorman, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Cultural Mismatch? First-Generation Students’ Motives for Attending Elmhurst College (PDF)
Jennifer S. Deren and Nazia Khan
Faculty sponsor: Dr. Liz Majka

Quality of Life Scales for Evaluating Neurogenic Communication Disorders (PDF)
Michelle Diatte
Faculty sponsor: Dr. Ruiying Ding

The Genocide of Down Syndrome in the United Kingdom and United States (PDF)
Michelle Diaz
Faculty sponsor: Dr. Mary Kay Mulvaney

Healing Mechanisms of Bibliotherapy and Creative Writing (PDF)
Norbaya Jameela Durr
Faculty sponsor: Dr. Ann Frank Wake

Speech-Language Pathology and Occupational Therapy: The Benefits of Interprofessional Collaboration in Treating People with Autism (PDF)
Mikaela Eppard
Faculty sponsor: Dr. Jennifer Kremkow, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

The Macbeth Effect May Not Occur Vicariously (PDF)
Daniela C. Estrada, Brianna M. Pisauro and Noah R. Reed
Faculty sponsors: Dr. Liz Majka and Dr. Merrilee Guenther

Childhood Apraxia of Speech: Overview of Treatment Approaches (PDF)
Brittany Frachello
Faculty sponsor: Cheri S. Carrico, PhD, CCC-SLP

Ultraviolet Light Disinfection (PDF)
David Garcia, Andrew Hawkins, Christopher Owens and Michael Wood
Faculty sponsor: Sandra McCormick, Ph.D., RN

The Effects of Bilingualism on Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (PDF)
Ivonne J. Guzman, B.A.
Faculty sponsor: Brenda Gorman, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Too Little Time and Too Much to Do: The Experience of Commuter Students (PDF)
Julia Jamka and Kathleen Saverino
Faculty sponsor: Dr. Liz Majka

Reducing Lateral Bullying Towards Newly Graduated Registered Nurses (PDF)
Nicole Kim, SN, and Jaclyn Stears, SN
Faculty sponsor: Sandra McCormick, Ph.D., RN

An Independent Scotland?: Brexit’s Impact on Scottish European Union and United Kingdom (PDF)
Pamela Anna Kobeszko
Faculty sponsor: Dr. Mary Walsh

The Effects of the Peer Undergraduate Nursing Mentorship Program on Reduction of Stress (PDF)
Emilie Kottmeier, SN
Faculty sponsor: Prof. Laura Brennan

Evidence Based Feeding Practices in the NICU (PDF)
Loredana Lappano, B.A.
Faculty sponsor: Cheri S. Carrico, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Narrative-Based Language Intervention for Spanish-English Bilingual Children with Down Syndrome (PDF)
Guadalupe Martinez
Faculty sponsor: Brenda Gorman, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Design and Construction of an Odor-Tracking Robot (PDF)
Ioannis Mastoras
Faculty sponsor: Venkatesh Gopal

Effectiveness of Virtual Reality Intervention for Patients with Aphasia (PDF)
Taylor McKenna, B.S.
Faculty sponsor: Dr. Ruiying Ding, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Investigating the Advantages and Disadvantages of Augmentative and Alternative Communication Use in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (PDF)
Sarah E. Miller, B.S.
Faculty sponsors: Jennifer Kremkow, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Effect of Light Directionality on Reproduction Rates of Diatoms with Differing Frustule Structures (PDF)
Quinn Mucha, Anupa SajiShahnaaz Sakkaria and Sarah Toay
Faculty sponsors: Dr. Liz Majka and Dr. Merrilee Guenther

Utilizing a Quartz Crystal Microbalance to Screen for Petroleum Hydrocarbons (PDF)
Courtney O’Donnell
Faculty sponsor: Michelle Applebee

Illusion of Multitasking May Not Effect Time Perception or Enjoyment (PDF)
Yusra Omer, Marina Orrico and Eliette Soler
Faculty sponsors: Dr. Liz Majka and Dr. Merrilee Guenther

Images and Voices of the Other (PDF)
Sarah Reynolds
Faculty sponsor: Ann Frank Wake, Ph.D.

Effects and Treatment of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (PDF)
Courtney A. Rzab
Faculty sponsor: Cheri S. Carrico, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Cognate Therapy Using Academic Vocabulary Words for Bilingual Students (PDF)
Gemma Skokna, B.A.
Faculty sponsor: Brenda Gorman, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

The German History of Elmhurst College: Our German Roots (website)
Angelina T. Tsakopoulos
Faculty sponsor: Dr. Karen Benjamin

America’s Great Jazz Arrangers (PDF)
Daniel VanZeeland
Faculty sponsor: Doug Beach

AAC Use in Individuals with Cerebral Palsy (PDF)
Tara Willing
Faculty sponsor: Dr. Ruiying Ding, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Comparison of Speech, Language, and Oral Feeding Developmental Skill Milestones in Individuals with Cornelia De Lange Syndrome to Normative Data (PDF)
Anna M. Wirth, B.S.
Faculty sponsor: Cheri S. Carrico, PhD, CCC-SLP

Research and Performance Showcase

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