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Nine students receive Information Literacy Awards at 2017 Undergraduate Research Exhibition

The Libraries presented nine awards at the Undergraduate Research Exhibition April 5, 2017 to recognize scholarly work based on a foundation of careful background research and literature review. More than 270 students presented research with approximately 230 posters on display at the HUB-Robeson Center.

The John Sr. and Kimlyn Patishnock Information Literacy Award Grand Prize of $500 was awarded to Olivia Runk, a senior nursing major at the Hershey Medical Center, for her poster, “Exploring the relationship between personality and subjective cognitive impairment in older adults.”

The Information Literacy Awards
were given as follows:
First Place, $200: Courtney Heidle, a junior majoring in Biobehavioral Health
“Can an Existing Theory be Adapted to Better Predict Infant Feeding Information Seeking Behaviors of Parents?”

Second Place, $150: Jordan Gibby, a senior majoring in Human Development
“Couple and Family Leisure Time and Adolescent Well-being in India”

Third Place, $100: Sumit Pareek, a junior Chemical Engineering major
“Pathways to Impact at Scale for Malaria Prevention: Using the Built Environment as a Global Health Strategy”

Honorable Mentions, listed in alphabetical order, $50
Emily Hentz Leister, a senior majoring in Kinesiology
“Breaking Down the Barriers of Bike Shares: An examination of Bike Share Operations”

Elizabeth Hopta, a junior English major
“The Imperfect Minority: Asian Americans at the San Francisco State Strike”

Madeline Nyblade, a junior majoring in Geoscience
“Numerican Modeling of the Agricultural-Hydrologic System in Punjab, India”

Joshua Riley, a senior Biomedical Engineering major
“Impact of Shear Rate on Von Willebrand Factor Unfolding”

Alison Roby, a senior majoring in Biomedical Engineering
“The acute functional connectivity changes in the rat brain following nicotine administration”

A special thank you to all the Libraries’ volunteer judges:
Amanda Clossen
Vanessa Eyer
Hailley Fargo
Elise Gowen
Jose Guerrero
Janet Hughes
John Meier
Rebecca Miller
Rebecca Peterson
Emily Rimland
Nonny Schlotzhauer
Karla Schmit
Alessia Zanin-Yost

– submitted by Rebecca Peterson, Library Learning Services