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    • Capital Sends 15 to Present at National Conference on Undergraduate Research

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      Fifteen Capital University students were invited to present their research at the respected annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research, held in April at the University of Central Oklahoma.

      With more than 4,000 abstracts submitted for consideration at the selective conference, Capital’s 13 projects were among a select few to be presented by undergraduate students attending universities across the country. With support for travel expenses for the conference funded by student travel and departmental gift funds, Capital students presented research on a variety of topics across multiple disciplines. They included psychology, genetics, literature, media literacy and citizenship, creativity, organizational dynamics and leadership, and an analysis of evil and hope in theodicies as a method of advocacy for a sustainable future.

      NCUR is a multidisciplinary conference for bright, motivated and talented students who come from all types of institutions including research universities, community colleges, comprehensive universities, and private liberal arts colleges. This conference is an opportunity for students to present research to peers, receive feedback from faculty from other institutions, network with graduate school representatives, and hear from inspiring plenary speakers.

      Capital has a long and respected tradition of supporting undergraduate research and will hold its own Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Graduate Research Forum on Wednesday, April 18.

      Student Researcher(s) Research Mentor (s)Project Title 
      Rachel DumkeJohn Mersfelder and Andrea KarkowskiMicrobiota and Psychological Well-being
       Keaka FarleighChristine AndersonConservation Genetics and Migration of Lyme Disease Reservoir Species Peromycus Leucopus
       Alexis FrantumKevin GriffithHal Incandenza is the Novel: Metonymy and Character in Infinite Jest
      Kaleigh MayStephanie Gray Wilson Lying on the Job: The Impact of Lying During Game Play on Organization Members’ Creativity
      Kaleigh MayDan HeatonLeading Colors: Employee Personalities and Supervisors’ Leadership Styles
       Mackenzie McKnightKimberly Heym The Use of Exercise to Combat Parkinson's Disease and Raise Individual Quality of Life.
      Moriah ReichertJoy SchroederThe Body is the Enemy: Julia Foote's Experience as a Nineteenth Century African-American Christian Woman
      Kait Roughton and Mary AveryStephanie Gray WilsonPersonality and Habits
      Austin Rush and Rachel MeierKimberly HeymDoes the Type of Musical Training Influence Working Memory? The Effect of Instrumental, Vocal and Musical Technology Training on Working Memory
      Brandyn ShipleyChristine AndersonBiodiversity of Salamanders in Central and Southeast Ohio
      Valerie Szabo Nick VanHornFake News: Identifying Misinformation in Widespread Media
      Andrew ThompsonSally StamperAdvocating for Sustainable Tomorrows: Evil and Hope in Traditional and Process Theodicies
      Hannah WesthovenOlga ShoniaThe Pursuit of Authentic Imagery Between Cultures: A Student Art Exchange