Celebrating the Research, Creative, and Service Accomplishments of MU Students
Thursday April 22, 2021
These presentations and posters discuss the importance of diversity and its impacts on society, as well as the consequences of its absence. Diversity and inclusivity are discussed for different themes, such as race, gender equality, disabilities and disorders, and more. Specific scholarship and research in a variety of disciplines explore issues related to socioeconomic status, gender, race, age, ethnicity, intellectual or physical ability, religious or political beliefs, sexual orientation, and mental illness.
Keynote Speech – Live Zoom Event
10:05 – 10:30 a.m.
Dr. Pedram Daneshgar, Associate Professor in the Department of Biology and the 2020 Distinguished Teaching Award Recipient, will address our community and talk about the importance of faculty-student collaborative research.
Moderator: Dr. Rekha Datta, Interim Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
View the Event Recording:
Access Passcode: G$Z8$p^+
Live HawkTalk Presentations
1:15 – 2 p.m.
Diversity in Law Enforcement, Education, and Healthcare
Moderated by: Dr. Robin Mama, Dean, School of Social Work
Racial Bias in Healthcare: Management of Pain
- Kayla Delnero, Graduate Student, Physician Assistant Program
- Nidhi Parekh, Graduate Student, Physician Assistant Program
Law Enforcement Officials’ Perceptions of Growth Through Opportunity
- Paula Echeverria, Senior, Criminal Justice
From Teacher Resident to Doctoral Candidate and Educator
- Angello Villarreal, Graduate Student, EdD
View the Meeting Recording:
Access Passcode: PT$j316#
2:50 – 4 p.m.
The Portrayal of Gender in Television Commercials: Critical Reflections on Representation
Moderated by: Dr. Jennifer Shamrock, Lecturer, Department of Communication
- Eva Apuzzio, Senior, Communication
- Anna Maida, Junior, Communication
- Shannon McGorty, Senior, English
- Hayley Sullivan, Senior, Communication
The SOE Scholarship Exhibition is a virtual poster session hosted by the School of Education. The purpose of this event is threefold:
- Highlight student scholarly endeavors within our school and celebrate research that is completed or underway.
- Create an opportunity for School of Education students at all levels to think about research and how it improves our respective fields.
- Recognize and appreciate the work of student peers.
Online viewing and voting on posters from all categories occur throughout the week, Monday, April 19 through Wednesday, April 21.
On Thursday, April 22 at 6 p.m. is the live streamed Research Panel Event with Scholarship Ceremony & Awards.
Asynchronous Video Presentations
Public Perception of Mental Health Assistance Animals
- Sarah Cooper, Senior, Psychology
Educational Counseling: Educational Opportunity Fund Student Success Coach Internship at Stockton University
- Melani Kovacs, Graduate Student
Ensuring the Equity and Inclusion of Diverse Students inside and out of the Classroom
- Delaney Mestey-Jones, Senior, Biology/Secondary Education
Asynchronous Poster Presentations
Nitrate Level Analysis in Groundwater by Mean Income and Minority Groups in New Jersey
James Allan, Senior, Computer Science
Gender in the Media: Representation and its Consequences
Karen Blaney, Senior, Communication, and Linda Cranmer, Junior, Communication
Geographic Analysis of Police Use of Force by Race in Chicago, Illinois, USA
Abigail Carroll, Graduate Student, Geographic Information Systems
Student Perceptions of Faculty of Color at a Predominately White Institution
Charly Cushing, Senior, Psychology, and Michaela Diaz, Senior, Psychology
EOF Scholars: Resiliency & Excellence in a Virtual World
Romina Generali, Graduate Student, Educational Counseling & Leadership
First-Year Academic Advising Internship Experience
Alyssa Rupnarain, Graduate Student, Education
Inequity in Data Collection of the LGBTQIA+ Community
Darci Santella, Graduate Student, Communication/Interactive Digital Media
Optimizing Effectiveness of Emotion/Self Regulation Apps for Children with ASD
Ashley Zingillioglu, Freshman, Software Engineering