Students showcase projects in third-annual Research Symposium at Concordia

Published by Concordia University, Nebraska 8 years ago on Fri, Apr 19, 2013 6:46 PM

Concordia held its third-annual Research Symposium on Tuesday, April 16. The symposium gave students the opportunity to present personal research and advanced projects.

Thirty-nine students presented their research, literature reviews and projects. Projects were divided into four presentation categories. The empirical research category included the presentation of data collected by an individual or team through observation or sensory experience, of empirical or non-empirical research, literature reviews and advanced projects. The non-empirical research category included projects in which the student developed a thesis and defended it using source texts or peer-reviewed research.

Literature reviews were presented by students who had written academic papers based on the review of peer research articles on a specific field-related study. The Advanced Project category allowed presenters to showcase service learning projects, course culminations and highlight their work in interdisciplinary studies.

“Everyone who attended this year from fellow students to faculty and staff, and even individuals who participated in studies was impressed with the quality of work presented,” said Dr. Nancy Elwell, associate professor of psychology and coordinator of the symposium. “It is truly an event that celebrates the talent of Concordia University, Nebraska students.”

The symposium was organized by a committee of 11 students and six faculty members.

Presenters included:

Clinton Anderson, Junior, Stromsburg, Neb., Mobbing Behavior in Response to Eastern Screech Owl

Amanda Baldwin, Senior, Wilber, Neb., Evaluation of Law Enforcement Ammunition: A Comparison of Commercially Available Duty Ammunition

Ryan Baney, Junior, Sioux Falls, S.D., An Analysis of Population & School Distribution in Sioux Falls, S.D.

Crystal Bauer, Senior, Seward, Neb., Memory and Conceptual Film

Tate Bedwell, Senior, Colorado Springs, Colo., A Spatial Analysis of Violent Crime Rates in the United States

Wendy Boller, Senior, Dorchester, Neb., Macro-habitat Preferences of American Kestrels

Joshua Duncan, Senior, Hickman, Neb., The Art of Meme: The Avant-garde in the Age of the Internet

Adam Faulstich, Senior, Marshall, Mo., Football Fanatics: NCAA Division I Viewership in America

Ryan Fiero, Senior, Austin, Texas, Relationship of Social Networking and Life Satisfaction

Paul Fortmeyer, Senior, Saint Joseph, Mo., Where Banks Are: An Analysis of the locations of banks in Douglas County, Nebraska

Tim Fosmo, Senior, Douglas, Wyo., Diet of Barn Owls in Ulysses, Nebraska

Michaela Gierke, Sophomore, Billerica, Mass., A Spatial Analysis of the Enrolled Students at Innovation Academy Charter School

Garrett Golke, Junior, Gowen, Mich., National Lutheran Outdoors Ministry Association Camp Counselors, 2009-2012

Joshua Grass, Senior, Emma, Mo., Economic Impact of Sport Fishing in America

Ethan Hutton, Senior, Norton Shores, Mich., Population Survey of Barred Owls in Seward County, Nebraska

Kelly Jacob, Senior, Winnebago, Neb., A Cross-Generational Study of the Role of Prayer in the Lives of LCMS Females

Lee Johanson, Senior, Davenport, Iowa, A Spatial Analysis of Iowa Record Book Bucks

Sydnee Kiesel, Senior, Wilber, Neb., The Diet of Barn Owls in Western Nebraska by Pellet Analysis from 1984-1987

Joseph Koenig, Junior, Orlando, Fla., Hurricane Landfalls in the U.S.: 1962-2012

Delilah Kond, Senior, Seward, Neb., Cut Down One Tree, Plant Two

Ruth Krc, Junior, Frederick, Md., Defining the Regions of the National Park System

Andrew Malan, Junior, Lincoln, Neb., A Spatial Analysis of Crime Data in Lincoln, Nebraska

Brian Maxson, Sophomore, Colorado Springs, Colo., Migration Nation: The Decline of the U.S. Rural Population

Sharie Moen, Senior, Florissant, Mo., Evaluation of Law Enforcement Ammunition: A Comparison of Commercially Available Duty Ammunition

Austin Mogg, Senior, El Reno, Okla., Where the Wind Comes Sweeping Down the Plains

Daniel Moore, Sophomore, Fruita, Colo., Spatial Analysis of Wildfires in Colorado

Tyler Ohlman, Senior, Seward, Neb., Effects of micro-habitat on nest site selection of American Kestrels

Megan Osladil, Junior, Howards Grove, Wis., Diet of Barn Owls in Ulysses, Nebraska

Tai Pleasant, Junior, Seward, Neb., Cornhusker Red: Political Party Affiliations in Nebraska, 2010

Bryson Pond, Junior, Arkansas City, Kan., Virginia: The Alpha and Omega State for the Civil War

Brandon Rehm, Junior, Perham, Minn., R. MacDonald: What the Court Didn’t Find

Jordan Schultz, Senior, Beemer, Neb., High School Alumni Retention within Cuming County, Nebraska School Districts

Levi Shinn, Senior, Hannibal, Mo., How the Great Flood of 1993 Affected Duck Hunting at Ted Shanks Conservation Area

Colin Spilker, Junior, Beatrice, Neb., An Eye into Law Enforcement

Erienne TeSelle, Senior, York, Neb., Evaluation of Law Enforcement Ammunition: A Comparison of Commercially Available Duty Ammunition

Von Thomas, Junior, Miami Gardens, Fla., Spatial Analysis of Artificial Reefs along the Coast of Florida

Zackary Warner, Senior, Lincoln, Neb., Spatial Analysis of Hometowns of 2012 GPAC Football Team Rosters

Joseph Weilnau, Senior, Monroe, Mich., Using GIS to Calculate Percent Land Use of American Kestrel Nest Boxes; Percent Land Use as a Macro-habitat and Micro-habitat Variable in American Kestrel Nest Box Selection

Heidi Wilkinson, Senior, Bloomington, Ind., Photometry and Observations of Solar System Objects

Members of the Symposium Committee included:

Kelsie Elder, Senior, Denver, Colo.

Emily Fleming, Senior, Gretna, Neb.

Mallory Hicks, Senior, Aurora, Colo.

Nicole Hill, Senior, Gladstone, Mo.

Maddy Kronau, Junior, Delmar, N.Y.

Jessica Olson, Senior, Carlisle, Iowa

Elise Ortmeier, Senior, Beemer, Neb.

Brandon Rehm, Junior, Perham, Minn

Lindsey Spaits, Junior, Bloomington, Ill.

Jessica Williams, Senior, Saint Louis, Mo.

Kelsie Zellar, Senior, Mankato, Minn.