Fall 2015 Student Research and Creativity Conference features student research

MCKEESPORT, Pa. — Penn State Greater Allegheny students highlighted their research projects at the campus Student Research and Creativity Conference on Thursday, Nov. 19.

Projects representing business, engineering, English, humanities, math, psychology, science and social sciences were displayed (see complete listing). Some of the projects displayed related to Teaching International’s 2015-16 Global Pittsburgh focus and theme of literacies, whereas others highlighted sustainability. Honors students presented their honors option projects.

Best submissions were determined by votes from the campus community. The winning entries are listed below.

Literacies
1st Place – “Mood Food” (PSYCH 100H) 
Veronica Goetz

2nd Place – “Embalming and Alternative Methods” (CHEM 210H) 
Jessica Boros 
 

student with research poster

First place winner (Honors) was Cassandra Alberts for her project, “Using Molecular Workbench for Atomic Level Potential Energy Simulations." 

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Honors
1st Place – “Using Molecular Workbench for Atomic Level Potential Energy Simulations” (CHEM 210H) 
Cassandra Alberts

2nd Place – “Canine Mast Cell Disease” (CHEM 210H) 
Jessica Grassa

Sustainability
1st Place – “Fracking: A Dangerous Game” (EGEE 101) 
Cory Botti, Brittany Lesko

2nd Place Tie – “Steps to Hydraulic Fracking” (EGEE 101) 
Haley Kutscher

2nd Place Tie – “To Frack, Or Not?” (EGEE 101) 
Michael Pstir

Health
1st Place – “NoCold: The Next Big Sneeze” (IB 303) 
Shelby Bendick, Kyle Hair, Sean Hildebrand

2nd Place – “The Effects of Aluminum in Society” (CHEM 210H) 
Nicole George

Creativity
1st Place – “The White Snake” (COMM 270) 
Emily Taylor

2nd Place – “Storyboard: “Pandora’s Chest” (ENGL 212) 
Mason Pfeifer-Toth

Global Pittsburgh
1st Place Tie – “Pittsburgh Energy from 1980- Present Day” (EGEE 102) 
Kelly Hinerman, Hannah Moran-Funwela

1st Place Tie –– “Pittsburgh Energy: Present - 2100” (EGEE 102) 
Savanna Naylor, Eva Rosillo

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Last Updated December 09, 2015