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University Undergraduate Research and Art Forum

College of Education student research presentations

2015 Presentations
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Online Behavioral Tracking Among Pregnant Women (oral presentation)

By Montana Pruett (not pictured), Sara Brady and Alex Smith (Mentor: Lanay Mudd)

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It's Never Too Late to Learn: Differences in Motor Skill Learning Between Children and Adults

By Emma Bizzigotti and co-researcher Brittany Ladson (Mentor: Mei-Hua Lee)

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Finding an Optimal Practice Sequence for Learning a Novel Motor Task

By Andrew Cusmano (not pictured), Danielle Puckett and co-researcher Emily Matthews (Mentor: Mei-Hua Lee)

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Helping Graduates Succeed: A Study of Proximal and Distal Factors in Job Attainment

By Aiya Jweihan and co-researcher Glen Gagnon (Mentor: Ann Marie Ryan)

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Older Adults and Technology

By Hadley Brandenburg and Marianne Caddy (Mentors: Amanda Toles Woodward, Paul Freddolino)
2014 Presentations
Examining New LENA Technology in ASD Classrooms

Examining New LENA Technology in ASD Classrooms

By Benjamin Brandicourt (Mentor: Joshua Plavnick)
Exploring Meaningful Literacy Practices in a Detroit Afterschool Program

Exploring Meaningful Literacy Practices in a Detroit Afterschool Program

By Erin Novelly and Katie Dennis (Mentor: Susan Florio-Ruane)
Student and Teacher Identity Formation

Student and Teacher Identity Formation

By Samantha Evans (Mentor: Peter De Costa)
Emotional Engagement in Middle School Mathematics

Emotional Engagement in Middle School Mathematics

By Alexandra Sanchez (Mentor: Kristen Bieda)
Exploring Behavioral Risk and Protective Factors in At-risk Preschoolers

Exploring Behavioral Risk and Protective Factors in At-risk Preschoolers

By Keegan Johnson, Caitlin Lacey and Brette Smith (Mentors: John Carlson and Allison Siroky)
Lifestyle Attitudes During Pregnancy

Lifestyle Attitudes During Pregnancy

By Max Gustin and Todd Buckingham (Mentor: Lanay Mudd)
Preferences in an Exergame Designed to Enhance Motivation

Partner and Environment Characteristics: Preferences in an Exergame Designed to Enhance Motivation

By Meghan Bade and Christopher Ribaudo (Mentors: Deborah Feltz and Alison Ede)
Effects of an Astronaut Exergame on Motivation

Effects of an Astronaut Exergame on Motivation

By Hannah Pilarski, Erin Sterk and Pamadu Dissanayake (Mentor: Alison Ede)
2012 Presentations
AGE DIFFERENCES ON CONCUSSION SYMPTOMS, POSTURAL STABILITY AND NEUROCOGNITIVE PERFORMANCE

AGE DIFFERENCES ON CONCUSSION SYMPTOMS, POSTURAL STABILITY AND NEUROCOGNITIVE PERFORMANCE

By Kelly Christopher, Alexander Dailey, and Kristyn Wilhelm
ENRICHING LESSON STUDY FOR PRE-SERVICE TEACHERS

ENRICHING LESSON STUDY FOR PRE-SERVICE TEACHERS

By Danny Johns, Andrew League, Kelli Siebers, and Ashley Taglauer
Madelyn Morris and Alaina Perez

IMPROVING INVENTION STRATEGIES OF ACADEMIC WRITING USING WEB BASED TECHNOLOGIES

By Madelyn Morris and Alaina Perez
Noble

THE RESILIENCE OF AFRICAN AMERICAN COLLEGE STUDENTS FROM "HIGH-RISK" ENVIRONMENTS

By Jenise Noble
Spence

PRE-KINDERGARTEN CHILDREN'S ALPHABET KNOWLEDGE AFTER 80 DAYS OF CURRICULUM

By Jessica Spence
Wright

EXAMINING THE RACIAL IDENTITIES OF HIGH ACHIEVING AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDENTS IN PREDOMINATELY AFRICAN AMERICAN SCHOOLS

By Patrice Wright
Browe

SYLVIA PLATH: HER STRUGGLE WITH INESCAPABLE GENDER ROLES

By Allie Browe
Maxine Goryoka, Rachael Nolin, and Rebecca Ruch

HARNESSING THE KOHLER EFFECT TO INCREASE MOTIVATION OVER REPEATED TRIALS OF AEROBIC EXERCISE

By Maxine Goryoka, Rachael Nolin, and Rebecca Ruch
Gustowski

PARENTS' GESTURES GIVE SOME CHILDREN THE UPPER HAND

By Elizabeth Gustowski
Gustowski

HOW GESTURE AFFECTS PARENTS' PRAGMATIC LANGUAGE

By Elizabeth Gustowski
Hetzman

IDENTIFYING PHYSICAL ACTIVITY USING A WEARABLE WIRELESS NETWORK

By Marguax Hetzman
Nathan Keniston, James Ruble, Sara Sherman, and Nick Thompson

IMPROVING PHYSICAL ACTIVITY MOTIVATION IN FREE-LIVING CONDITIONS: AN EXAMINATION OF THE KOHLER MOTIV

By Nathan Keniston, James Ruble, Sara Sherman, and Nick Thompson
Krul

INTERCULTURAL NONVERBAL COMMUNICATION IN THE WRITING CENTER: A CASE OF CHINESE STUDENTS

By Rebecca Krul
Parks

THE EFFECTS OF GENDER COMPOSITION ON THE ROLE OF MENTORING IN ATHLETIC COACHING

By Sarah Parks
Patterson

PATERNAL INVOLVEMENT IN CHILDREN'S EARLY LITERACY DEVELOPMENT

By Mackenzie Patterson
Santori

INTERVENING IN THE CYCLE OF SOCIAL REPRODUCTION

By Allison Santori
Vince

ASSOCIATIONS BETWEEN STEPS PER DAY, ENERGY EXPENDITURE, AND BIRTH WEIGHT

By Alaina Vince
Wright

EXAMINING THE RACIAL IDENTITIES OF HIGH ACHIEVING AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDENTS IN PREDOMINATELY AFRICAN AMERICAN SCHOOLS

By Patrice Wright
Young

FORMATIVE-ASSESSMENT PRACTICES OF MICHIGAN EDUCATORS

By William Young
2010 Presentations
Vielbig

Classification Accuracy of Accelerometer Count Cut Points During Free Play in Children and Adolescents

By First Place Award Winner Laura Vielbig
Bartos

Examining Elementary and Middle School Students' Learning Around Genetics Inheritance

By Elizabeth Bartos (with Amanda Griffin and Andrew Krause)
Catterall

Poetic Voices for and by Children

By Andrew Catterall
Calkins

Visual Literacy Development in Young Children

By Sara Calkins
Picard and Drwencke

Proof is in the Eye of the Beholder: Middle Schoolers’ Conceptions of Mathematical Proof

By Justin Drwencke and Andrew Picard
Gignac and Rau

Development of a Culturally Relevant Curriculum for American Indian Head Start Programs in Michigan

By Mallory Gignac and Linda Rau
Jackson and Lawson

Urban Student Perceptions of School Leaders Unveiled: The Power of Motivation

By Alexis Jackson and Amber Lawson (with Krystal Bent-Jones)
Kumpar

The Role of Multiple Discourses in Science Education

By Kirsten Kumpar
McCarthy

When Winning Isn’t Everything: The Moderating Effects of Social Ostracism

By Allison McCarthy, Kevin Guenther and Huma Moulvi (with Dr. Carey Roseth)