Concordia students present research at Concordia's largest annual academic symposium on record

Published by Concordia University, Nebraska 3 years ago on Fri, Apr 27, 2018 11:30 AM
Students present research at 8th Annual Academic Research Symposium.

Concordia’s 8th annual Academic and Research Symposium saw 80 academic projects from a variety of disciplines presented by 111 students on Monday, April 16 in the Thom Leadership Education Center on Concordia’s campus.

“This year’s symposium was the largest symposium yet!” said faculty sponsor Dr. Sara Brady, assistant professor of psychology. “It was very exciting to see students, faculty and staff milling around, attending poster presentations and oral sessions. The symposium is a great opportunity for students to experience a professional academic environment. It also allows time and space for the campus community to come together and share the highlights from the research and scholarship that is going on at Concordia.”

The number of presenters this year was more than double the 51 of last year. Students presented a variety of semester or year-long projects at the symposium, including poster and oral presentations in art, biology, computer science, communication, education, English, geology, health and human performance, history, intercultural studies, mathematics, physics, psychology and theatre arts. Faculty members also supervised the students’ work to ensure readiness by providing them with feedback and guidance.

“Some of the judges told me how impressed they were with the quality of work that students had accomplished this year,” said Brady. “Faculty sponsors put forth a lot of effort in this year’s symposium. Given the positive feedback that I received regarding the quality of presentations, I would say that our faculty at Concordia do an outstanding job with our students. Students should also be proud as they can take the skills of project design, collaboration and professionalism into the workplace and beyond.”

Student presenters include (alphabetical by state/country, city, last name):

Cade Moring, senior, Eagar, Ariz.

Darnell Woods, senior, Phoenix, Ariz.

Alberto Garcia II, sophomore, Escondido, Calif.

Russell Bunting, junior, Kingsburg, Calif.

Corinn Selander, senior, La Mesa, Calif.

Kerry Grigsby, senior, San Diego, Calif.

Joseph Hope-Hull, senior, San Diego, Calif.

Zach Walker, sophomore, Broomfield, Colo.

Allise Loomis, senior, Centennial, Colo.

Seth Euken, senior, Colorado Springs, Colo.

Lamont Weddle, sophomore, Denver, Colo.

Kaleb Geiger, senior, Sedalia, Colo.

Kayla Smock, junior, Sterling, Colo.

Paul Symes, junior, Woodland Park, Colo.

Luke Batters, senior, Runcorn, England

Benjamin Rakoski, freshman, Alton, Ill.

Eric Henson, sophomore, Herrin, Ill.

Anne Jesgarz, junior, Shelbyville, Ill.

Jonathan Grant, junior, Waterloo, Ill.

Chelsea Wohlgemuth, senior, Alton, Iowa

Cole Wohlgemuth, senior, Alton, Iowa

Sarah Johnson, senior, Carlisle, Iowa

Robin Consier, junior, Churdan, Iowa

Morgan German, junior, Holstein, Iowa

Elizabeth Ericksen, junior, Le Mars, Iowa

Isaac Golke, junior, Milford, Iowa

Emily Jensen, senior, Sioux City, Iowa

Isaiah Armbrecht, junior, Williamsburg, Iowa

Monica Lennington, junior, Atchison, Kan.

Taryn Schuette, sophomore, Sabetha, Kan.

Kasaundra Kosberg, junior, Spring Hill, Kan.

Amanda Von Seggern, senior, Wamego, Kan.

Leah Mussell, junior, Buffalo, Minn.

Hannah Davis, junior, Coon Rapids, Minn.

Rebekah Rusert, junior, Truman, Minn.

Andrea McClanahan, junior, Farmington, Mo.

Meghan Woodruff, senior, High Ridge, Mo.

Briana Jordan, junior, Lake Ozark, Mo.

Tiffany Herman, senior, Springfield, Mo.

Erin Rowland, junior, St. Peters, Mo.

Alison Ebel, senior, Billings, Mont.

Joseph Greenmyer, sophomore, Stirum, N.D.

Kennedy Garner, junior, Ashland, Neb.

Ann Spilker, senior, Ashland, Neb.

Chelsea Willard, junior, Ashland, Neb.

Kelby Feddern, senior, Atkinson, Neb.

Jade Rowe, senior, Cozad, Neb.

Dylan DuRee, junior, Elkhorn, Neb.

Karle Embretson, senior, Falls City, Neb.

John Vecera, junior, Fremont, Neb.

Susie Moll, senior, Grand Island, Neb.

Tanner Shuck, junior, Grand Island, Neb.

Mary Janovich, senior, Gretna, Neb.

Nolan Zikas, junior, Gretna, Neb.

Teya Mason, senior, Hampton, Neb.

Britnee Fear, junior, Hershey, Neb.

Caleb Lauby, sophomore, Lexington, Neb.

Emily Altman, sophomore, Lincoln, Neb.

Paige Borcherding, sophomore, Lincoln, Neb.

Lauren Cope, sophomore, Lincoln, Neb.

Leah Guenther, senior, Lincoln, Neb.

Emily Kohl, junior, Lincoln, Neb.

Grace Kohnke, junior, Lincoln, Neb.

Elizabeth Phillips, junior, Lincoln, Neb.

Audrey Rich, junior, Lincoln, Neb.

Leah Shohat, senior, Lincoln, Neb.

Esther Soenksen, senior, Lincoln, Neb.

Hannah Rose, senior, Louisville, Neb.

Brenleigh Daum, senior, McCook, Neb.

Taeva Hoppe, junior, Milford, Neb.

Sarah Rogge, junior, Milford, Neb.

Simon Brummond, senior, Norfolk, Neb.

Samantha Bessey, senior, Omaha, Neb.

Tyler Ehresman, senior, Omaha, Neb.

Heather Engdahl, senior, Omaha, Neb.

Connor Ganyo, sophomore, Omaha, Neb.

Taylor Roby, junior, Omaha, Neb.

Madeleine Shafer, junior, Omaha, Neb.

John Woruo, junior, Omaha, Neb.

Addy Fisher, senior, Overton, Neb.

Thomas Taylor, junior, Papillion, Neb.

Jonathon Anderson, senior, Seward, Neb.

Aaron Blersch, senior, Seward, Neb.

Hayli Frosheiser, senior, Seward, Neb.

Victor Haro, senior, Seward, Neb.

Kenna Heath, sophomore, Seward, Neb.

Jacob Lodwig, senior, Seward, Neb.

Kaila Lodwig, senior, Seward, Neb.

Emmiline Moll, senior, Seward, Neb.

Jessica Orwen, senior, Seward, Neb.

Brady Fehlhafer, sophomore, Utica, Neb.

Emma Heidorn, junior, Utica, Neb.

Josiah McAllister, junior, West Point, Neb.

Sierra Jacob, junior, Winnebago, Neb.

Samantha Liermann, senior, Wisner, Neb.

Parker Johnson, junior, York, Neb.

Grace Woodburn, senior, York, Neb.

Alexander Goodwin, senior, Rochester, N.Y.

Johanna Ragland, junior, Rocky River, Ohio

Kacy Meyer, junior, Jenks, Okla.

Rosa Gonzales, senior, Lima, Peru

Justus Utecht, junior, Rosebud, S.D.

Carley Skorepa, junior, Scotland, S.D.

Patrick Skwara, senior, Boerne, Texas

Vincent Beasley, junior, Houston, Texas

Mikayla Eifert, senior, Houston, Texas

Drew Ward, freshman, Houston, Texas

Taylor Rankel, senior, Pinehurst, Texas

Gabriel Crawford, sophomore, Virginia Beach, Va.

Corrianne Cain, sophomore, Cedarburg, Wis.