2015 Undergraduate Research Day

Photographs by Stephanie Bartz and Megan Mac Gregor

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
12:00 noon – 1:30pm
Hayfield House

Participants

Winners

The first place winner for 2015 was:

25: Stephen Jesso and Vanessa Robbins. Expansion of Penn State Lehman Pond for the Benefit of Students and Wildlife Proposal

  • A proposal explaining the benefits of expanding the Penn State Lehman’s pond three quarters of an acre and stocking it with fish.

Honorable Mentions

11: Carlos Candelario, Greg Copelli, Bryan Flynn, Mark Rowe, and Mike Vadas. Campus Thoroughfare

  • The Pennsylvania State University is considering the development of a student and faculty thoroughfare on each of the 24 campuses. The intent is to provide a more efficient means of access to campus facilities, while minimizing cross-campus commute. In many cases, based on the existing parking constraints at the PSU Wilkes Barre campus, there has been an increased interest in the proposed construction of a through campus drive.

34: Bryan Whiting. Proposal to Complete/Restore PSU-WB’s Fitness Path

  • The poster proposes paving the looped path between the student commons and water tower. It includes photos, maps, and cost projections.

55: Jimmy Cosgrove, Mike Gentile, Danny Leighow, and Mike Wright. 3D Printing of Senior Project satellite

  • Feasibility of 3D printing used in the senior project satellite by the EET’s

Runners-up

5: Bethany Dennis. Measures of Water Quality from the Headwaters to the South Branch of the Susquehanna River

  • I conducted research in order to measure the water quality of the Susquehanna River, seeing if it becomes worse further down its progression.

7: Mark Cooper and Joshua Cummings. The Coligny Calendar

  • This is the calendar explaining our research on the coligny calendar. It goes hand in hand with having the calendar on display with it.

21: Ruby Amigon, Bob Costello, Corey Eyerman, Michael Green, Quentin Hugo, Kevyn Luchaco & David Peterson. Local radio and TV stations in the Wilkes-Barre area

  • This poster implements local radio and TV stations around the Wilkes-Barre area. The poster gives a brief explanation of the different kinds of radio and TV stations near the area and facts about them. The poster also gives a brief description of our group, (Electrical Engineering Technology) and a whole aspect of what we have learned over the course of the semester.

26: Simone Person. Sibling Rivalry

  • A poster about sibling rivalry and the different effects it can have on children.

29: Sebastian Rachon. Exploring Polish Culture and Tradition

  • To find out more about the Polish culture that I come from, I decided to delve deeper into the cultural and societal aspects of the country, as well as their travels and living in the United States. I studied the history of the country and the immigration patterns to the United States as well as what they brought along with them. I come from a family that is Polish so I used my father, mother and grandmother as a source. I obtained most of my information from these sources, due to the fact that they have first hand experiences relating to the topic of Polish culture, tradition and immigration. Aside from these sources I found 3 informative websites that I have found to be useful in writing this report. I knew a lot about the culture but I found plenty of little details that I found new and interesting to me and I feel as if I have learned a lot about the culture and portrayed that throughout the report.

31: Stephen Jesso. Whitetail Deer: Their College Diet and Activity Rates

  • An experiment done for bio 220 observing the whitetail deer on campus. Three different areas were observed with trail cameras to determine when the deer on campus are most active and also what area they prefer to be at. Deer feed and preferences were also examined in this experiment.

53: James Cosgrove and Mike Wright. Solar charging system

  • Poster will explain the charging system of a miniature satellite project.

60: Christopher Albee, Aaron Severence, Tyler Shelly and Alex Wood. Surface Based Comparison of Errors in Topographic Mapping

  • Statistical analysis of the errors introduced in different methods of collecting topographic data and comparing surface models.

61: Heather Nicholson. Practical Application of Python in GIS

  • Practical application of Python programming in GIS. The project involves creating a script to automate grass roots lobbying for a membership based organization.

Dr. Rosier’s Telescoping Spoon Award (Biology)

5. Bethany Dennis. Measures of Water Quality from the Headwaters to the South Branch of the Susquehanna River

  • I conducted research in order to measure the water quality of the Susquehanna River, seeing if it becomes worse further down its progression.

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