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April 16, 2013

Project Winners

  • First Place—"Is Industrialized Farming Ethical?," (display project number 8 below) Ashley Pennington
  • Second Place—"Assessing Suicide Ideation among Penn State Fayette Students," (display project number 18 below) Rachael Franks
  • Third Place—"Crickets' Taste," (display project number 4 below) Zachary Roth and Chelsea Townsend

Description of display projects:

  1. Course: American Studies 105
    Instructor: Dr. Precht
    Project Title: Gold Rush
    Student: John Lukart
    Description: Poster project of gold rush—the national gold rush is a myth.
  2. Course: American Studies 105
    Instructor: Dr. Precht
    Project Title: William Shakespeare
    Student: Kaytlyne Povlik
    Description: Explaining why William Shakespeare is still a part of popular culture today.
  3. Course: Art 20
    Instructor: Joe Materkowski
    Project Title: Drawing Art Exhibition
    Students: Bobby Adams, Jeana Beilstein, Dan Bowers, Alex Diaz, Jason Donaldson, Devan Drilak, Kayla Fike, Gary Glisan, Lydia Huang, Chris Klezia, Al Knoblach, Zach Kodric, Paige Maiolini, Mike McCollum, Melissa McFadden, Jasmine Neal, Heather Rattay, Connor Shrum, Sarah Testa, Bethany Thomas, James Wallace, and Brandon Weasenforth.
  4. Course: Biology 220W—Ecology
    Instructor: Dr. Shostell
    Project Title: Crickets
    Students: Zachary Roth and Chelsea Townsend
    Description: Crickets Taste
  5. Course: Biology 220W—Ecology
    Instructor: Dr. Shostell
    Project Title: Crayfish Growth
    Students: Cayli Coey, Heather Hunchuck, Darrel Maschler, Jonathan Sakaguchi, and Kristelle Noulowe
    Description: Observing quality of growth in crayfish from feeding them an all vegetable diet, meat, or a regular balance diet.
  6. Course: Biology 220W—Ecology
    Instructor: Dr. Shostell
    Project Title: Toxicology and Hermit Crabs
    Students: Richard Pritts, Kelsie Seman, Ashley Vavrek and Kyle Zinn
    Description: Effects of iron on hermit crabs.
  7. Course: English 202A—Effective Writing
    Instructor: Dr. Prettyman
    Project Title: Whale Hunting
    Student: Wendy Pennington
    Description: Japan's continuation of whaling despite the IWC's moratorium.
  8. Course: English 202A—Effective Writing
    Instructor: Dr. Prettyman
    Project Title: Industrialized Farming
    Student: Ashley Pennington
    Description: Is industrialized farming ethical?
  9. Course: English 202A—Effective Writing
    Instructor: Dr. Prettyman
    Project Title: Media Violence
    Student: Samantha Virgillo
  10. Course: English 202A—Effective Writing
    Instructor: Dr. Prettyman
    Project Title: NFL
    Student: Abbey Tirpak
    Description: Is the NFL protecting players?
  11. Course: HDFS 249
    Instructor: Dr. Rapano
    Project Title: Alzheimer's Care at Maplewood
    Student: Joseph Belan
    Description: Service Learning with Alzheimer "participants."
  12. Course: HDFS 312W
    Instructor: Dr. Rapano
    Project Title: Sexual Violence Awareness
    Student: Joseph Belan
    Description: Identifying the current Sexual Violence Awareness Resources available on our campus website.
  13. Course: HDFS 429
    Instructor: Dr. Barry
    Project Title: Healing Child Abuse Through Art and Play
    Students: Chelsey Ditmore, Melanie Hitaky, and Chris Larrabee
    Description: How using art and play with victims of child abuse can help heal and give a voice to the emotions within.
  14. Course: HDFS 429
    Instructor: Dr. Barry
    Project Title: The Importance of Early Years Interaction
    Students: Rachael Franks and Angela Simmons
    Description: This project presents research on children's social development throughout the transitions of preschool and elementary school.
  15. Course: HDFS 429
    Instructor: Dr. Barry
    Project Title: Media Violence
    Student: Kaytee Cumberland
  16. Course: HDFS 429
    Instructor: Dr. Barry
    Project Title: Autism Spectrum Disorders
    Students: Katherine Smith and Sara Scully
    Description: Neurodiversity interventions for spectrum disorders and treatments for co-autism spectrum disorders will be covered.
  17. Course: HDFS 429
    Instructor: Dr. Barry
    Project Title: Mass Media Influences on Child Development
    Students: Sarah Testa and Brandon Weasenforth
    Description: The influence mass media has on child development including attitudes, beliefs, and relationships.
  18. Course: HDFS 429
    Instructor: Dr. Barry
    Project Title: Assessing Suicide Ideation among Penn State Fayette Students
    Student: Rachel Franks
    Description: Colloquium
  19. Course: Honors 297
    Instructor: Dr. Crampton-Frenchik
    Project Title: The Grand Canyon
    Student: Kayla Patteson
    Description: A short show about the journey to the Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, Las Vegas, and Hualapai Nation.
  20. Course: Honors 297
    Instructor: Dr. Crampton-Frenchick
    Project Title: The Southwest
    Students: Rebecca Henckel, Brittany Gallager, Chelsea Omasta, Kayla Patterson, and Alyssa Patterson
    Description: Colloquium
  21. Course: Kines 68
    Instructor: Jes Hutson
    Project Title: Importance of Kinesiology
    Students: Joseph Belan and Dan Bowers
    Description: A story board explaining the benefits to the mind and bodies of students taking some of the Kinesiology courses on campus.
  22. Course: Psych 422
    Instructor: Shirley Dempsey
    Project Title: Human Sexuality
    Student: Tara Cope

Video of select moments from the Spring Learning Fair.