Departmental Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Research



These awards are presented at the Department's annual poster session to undergraduate students for outstanding research.

Recipient Year

Best Poster:
Katelyn Macknyk, "ADHD Genetic Risk Predicts Psychosis in the Context of Socioeconomic Stress"
Working in partnership with graduate student McKenzie Figuracion
Mentor: Dr. Sarah Karalunas


Honorable Mentions:
Donte Garcia, "Effects of Differing Saturated Fatty Acids on Cognitive Function and Blood Brain Barrier Permeability"
Working in partnership with graduate student Brent Bachman
Mentor: Dr. Kim Kinzig

Sylee Kanetkar, "Anchoring and Adjustment when Estimating Exponential Growth in a Coronavirus Context"
Mentor: Dr. Darryl Schneider

Lauren Schiro: "An Analysis of Working Memory Errors in Individuals with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder"
Mentor: Dr. Tom Redick


Best Poster Presentation Award:
Trishla Gandhi: Cognitive Consequences of Smartphone Presence and Separation


Honorable Mentions:
Katherine Mason, Layla Dang, Janel Jett, Virginie Bonnot: Why is Climate Policy, Not Climate Policy Itself, Perceived to be a Threat to the Socioeconomic Status Quo?

Katelin Bauer, Ryan Sauter, Samantha Lapka: Too Much of a Good Trait: Perceived Self-Control and Robotic-Dehumanization


Amber Swint, Samantha Howell, Breanna Martin-O'Dell, Liberty-Ann Shelton, Joey Shin, Taylor Halligan: Caregiver Suggestions for Improving Psychological Assessment for Children with Neurogenetic Syndromes


David Schena II: Investigating the Minimal Counterintuitiveness Effect


Christine Peterson: Investigation of Digital Non-human Co-actors in the Joint Simon Task: An Extension of Stenzel and Liepelt (2016)


Celine Jusuf: Perceptions of Ally Confrontations


Emmy Denison (1st place); Madison Fansher (2nd place); Linxi Zhao (3rd place)


Eliza Greiner (1st place); Justine Blanke (1st place); Ellen Woon (2nd place); Madison Fansher (2nd place)

Scott Mishler (1st place); Matthew Winchester (1st place); Jessica Gundlach (2nd place); Anoop Javalagi (2nd place) 2016
Brittany Mihalec-Adkins (1st place), Melissa Davoust (2nd place), Alice Ahn (3rd place) 2015
Dasol Kim 2014
Stephanie Larson 2013
Afrida Rahman 2012
Caroline Johnson 2011
Judith Asem 2010
Megan Smith 2009
Nicole Weatherman 2008
Bethany Edwards 2007
Amanda Kilavos 2006
Emily Gurry 2005
Ashleigh Maxcey 2004
Alma Haas 2003
Melissa McShane 2002
Jessica Able 2001
Justin Kantner 2000
Gar Sum Koo & Jada Pierce 1999
Erica Montgomery 1998
Kathrine Gapinski 1997
Jeff Oliver 1996
Emily Bradbury & Betsi Burns 1995
MS Neeraja Aravamudan 1994
Lorraine Pecknold & Kari Merril 1993
R Randall Robison 1992
Ric Waits 1991
Elizabeth A. Meier 1990
Kimberly Coder 1989
Christina Bellanti & Earl Major 1988
Laura Bain & Judy Cusumano 1987
Pamela Collins 1986
Nancy Marchand 1985
Lisa Livingston 1984
Brian Boruff 1983
Kathryn Spinks & Terri Delay 1982
Linda Wark & Mary Kite 1981
Debra Maines & Carol Jazwinski 1980
Nancy Gemmer 1979

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