The Ohio State University at Lima


Undergraduate research fuels Ohio State Lima forum, student development

March 28, 2019

The Ohio State Lima Undergraduate Research Forum will be held from noon-2 p.m., Thur., April 4, 2019, in the Lima Campus Library in Cook Hall. Students will present the results of research projects they have undertaken with faculty sponsors on campus. The forum is designed to encourage students to actively engage in research. Research can take many forms including scientific research, surveys and essays, artistic creations and students are encouraged to participate in all forms.

In addition to Lima’s Undergraduate Research Forum, participation in the Denman Undergraduate Research Forum for seniors, the Spring Undergraduate Research Festival for underclassmen, the University Libraries Research Prize, or publication in JUROS are all strongly encouraged. Faculty and students are welcome to pursue any appropriate forum for their discipline that will showcase undergraduate research. For example, several Ohio State Lima students present at national conferences in their disciplines each year.
Undergraduate research projects can lead to enhanced skills, jobs, internships and successful graduate school applications.

A list of the students who are scheduled to present their research and their topics are below.

Ramzy Abukhader, a sophomore in integrated language arts/English education of Bellefontaine – Within Walls: A Chapbook of Poetry

George Bauer, a senior in biology of Ada – Do Forest Refugia and Riverine Barriers Promote Genetic Diversity among Species in the Hybomys Division?

Shivani Bhatt, a sophomore in pre-med of Lima, and Alyson Grubbs, a senior in psychology of Lima – Grandparent Financial Support, Socioeconomic Status, and Parental Stress

Michael Blosser, a senior in psychology of Bluffton – Preschooler’s Understanding of Internal States and Theory of Mind

Carissa A. Bonham, a senior in biology of Ottawa – Habitat Description for Spiranthes ovalis var. erostellata at Oakwoods Nature Preserve

Victoria R. Bradford, a senior in psychology of Paulding – An Exploration of Hypnotic Responsiveness, Standardized Test Performance, and Academic Ability

Baylie Brock, a senior in biology of Lima – Habitat Selection Influences Survival Rates in House Wrens

Rachel A. Crites, a senior in evolution and ecology of Delphos – Intraspecific Variation in the Skulls of West African Soft-furred Mice, Praomys rostratus

Jackson Dickman, a senior in middle childhood education of Troy, and Victoria Smedley, a senior in early childhood education of Sidney – PK-9 Male Teachers: Investigating Preservice and Inservice Teacher Perspective

Olivia Green, a senior in psychology of Bellevue – CAM Therapies: A Survey of Beliefs, Credibility, and Frequency of Use among OSU Students

Spencer R. Hina, a senior in psychology of Sidney – Paranormal Beliefs, Locus of Control, and Hypnotizability

Taylor A. Koenig, a senior in health sciences of Spencerville – Time-Series Evaluation of a Healthy Corner Store Intervention

Colten B. Napier, a senior in health sciences of Waynesfield – Youth Mental Health and Suicide Associated with Adverse Childhood Experiences: Allen County Youth in 2017

Parth Patel, a senior in biology of Lima – Comparison of the Survival Rates between Migratory and Resident Birds

Danielle Schramm, a senior in biology of Columbus Grove; Annie Schramm, a senior in biology of Columbus Grove; and Haley Snyder, a senior in psychology of Elida – Synthesis of Glutamate Racemase Inhibitors Via Structure Aided Drug Design

Amanda K. Weller, a senior in biology of Lima – Systematics and Ecology of the Brush-tailed Mice, Calomyscus, Based on Cytb and Rbp3

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