Concordia students present research at ninth annual academic symposium
Concordia University, Nebraska’s ninth annual Academic and Research Symposium featured 55 academic projects from a variety of disciplines presented by 57 students April 24 in the Thom Leadership Education Center on Concordia’s campus.
“For students presenting at the symposium, they gain professional experience publicly sharing their scholarship as well as offering a setting for students to reflect on their experience and how those impact their lives going forward,” said faculty sponsor Dr. Sara Brady, assistant professor of psychology. “Each project typically entails months of intentional work conducted beyond the classroom. Students gain the benefit of building relationships with faculty members, as well as understanding and appreciating novel aspects of their field.”
Students presented a variety of semester or yearlong projects at the symposium, including poster and oral presentations in art, biology, education, English, health and human performance, linguistics, mathematics, neuroscience, physics, psychology, sociology and theology. Faculty members also supervised the students’ work to ensure readiness by providing them with feedback and guidance.
Student presenters include (alphabetical by state/country, city, last name):
Katelyn Wood, freshman, San Francisco, Calif.
Sarah Huhn, senior, Valley Center, Calif.
Makenzie Hofmeister, senior, Arvada, Colo.
Megan Vieselmeyer, senior, Holyoke, Colo.
Melody Easter, senior, Loveland, Colo.
Paul Hammes, senior, Loveland, Colo.
Deandre Chery, junior, Miami Gardens, Fla.
John-Robert Hicks, senior, Ewa Beach, Hawaii
Josiah Rensner, senior, Effingham, Ill.
Jacy Embray, senior, Glenwood, Iowa
Delaney Doremus, senior, Grimes, Iowa
Tanner Wauhob, senior, Sioux City, Iowa
Isaiah Armbrecht, senior, Williamsburg, Iowa
Emily Wetzel, junior, Olathe, Kan.
Nathan Matters, senior, Overland Park, Kan.
Elizabeth Lange, senior, Topeka, Kan.
Rachel Krome, junior, Fairmont, Minn.
Cyrus Scott, sophomore, Rochester, Minn.
Kelly Snader, senior, Higginsville, Mo.
Luke Comstock, senior, Bigfork, Mont.
Walker Fisher, senior, Ashland, Neb.
Kourtney Price, freshman, Bellevue, Neb.
Emma Dannehl, senior, Bertrand, Neb.
Jamie Lefebure, senior, Crete, Neb.
Quinn Wragge, senior, Crofton, Neb.
Emma Smith, senior, Ericson, Neb.
Courtney Kuehn, senior, Kenesaw, Neb.
Harlie Himmelberg, senior, Lawrence, Neb.
Magboula Bi, junior, Lincoln, Neb.
Derek Eitzmann, senior, Lincoln, Neb.
Scott Neihardt, senior, Lincoln, Neb.
Samuel Otte, senior, Lincoln, Neb.
Samuel Rose, senior, Louisville, Neb.
Marissa Fuchser, senior, Malcolm, Neb.
Luke Blomenberg, sophomore, Norfolk, Neb.
Arianna Rathke, senior, Norfolk, Neb.
Jackson Abramo, junior, Omaha, Neb.
Evan Asche, senior, Omaha, Neb.
JayCee Bridgeford, junior, Omaha, Neb.
Heather Engdahl, senior, Omaha, Neb.
Jared Schipper, senior, Omaha, Neb.
Lydia Jeppesen, senior, Pleasant Dale, Neb.
Megan Boye, senior, Seward, Neb.
David Dieckhoff, senior, Seward, Neb.
Joshua Hendrickson, senior, Seward, Neb.
Zachary Moll, senior, Seward, Neb.
Miranda Stamm, senior, Seward, Neb.
April Bayer, senior, West Point, Neb.
Samantha Liermann, senior, Wisner, Neb.
Victoria Woodburn, senior, York, Neb.
Bret Keeler, senior, Pawnee, Okla.
Melinda Buhler, junior, Fort Worth, Texas
Vincent Beasley, senior, Houston, Texas
Brennan DeForest, senior, West Jordan, Utah
Corrianne Cain, junior, Cedarburg, Wis.
Sophia Hoelz, junior, Milwaukee, Wis.
Kyle Carey, senior, Lander, Wyo.