Awards Recipients

HHS Undergraduate Research Symposium 


1st place

Influence of pH in LC50 calculations for acidic environmental chemical contaminants: The herbicide glyphosate as a case study

Lucas Turner, Health Sciences Preprofessional

Leeah Reidenbach, Health Sciences Preprofessional

Mentor: Jennifer Freeman, Ph.D.

2nd place

Parent Perceptions of Psychological Assessment in Neurogenetic Syndromes

Tessa Garwood, Brain and Behavioral Sciences

Samantha Howell, Brain and Behavioral Sciences

Mentor: Bridgette Tonnsen, Ph.D.

3rd place

Monitoring Leucine-Rich Repeat Kinase 2 Activity in Parkinson’s Disease

Chace Henning, Health Sciences Preprofessional

Mentor: Mathew Tantama, Ph.D.

HHS Undergraduate Research Scholars Program, academic year only

In collaboration with the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR), HHS undergraduate research scholarship program recognizes undergraduate student engagement in original research, scholarship, or creative work under the guidance of a Purdue faculty or approved mentor.  This recognition includes annual academic scholarships, in the amount of $1,000. 

HHS/OUR Scholars are engaged in the program for a full academic year and participate in other events and professional development activities, such as presenting at the annual Undergraduate Research Conference or "Celebrate..." event during Undergraduate Research Week and attending professional development seminars.

Scholars NameMajorMentorUnitProject
Jasmine Anguiano SLHS Georgia Malandraki SLHS Within meal variability of feeding behaviors and duration in children with spastic cerebral palsy 
Xiaolu Bai PSY Robert Proctor PSY Simulated Construction Equipment Training with Internal Focus Attention and External Focus Attention
Olivia Clem PSY Kristine Marceau HDFS Parent-Child Relationship Quality effects on Parental Differential Treatment
Clair Horsby NUR Azza Ahmed Nursing Secondary Analysis of Effects of Interactive Web-Based Monitoring on Breastfeeding Exclusivity, Intensity, and Duration in Healthy, Term Infants After Hospital Discharge
Harlie Lane PSY Kristine Marceau HDFS An Exploration on Same-Sex and Different-Sex Adoptive Families
Yizhu Liao HTM Jonathan Day  HTM Creating the Authentic Chinese Hotel Experience: A Case study of the SCHOTEL brand
Nicolas Lisowski HSCI Berdine Martin NUTR Effect of Dietary Potassium Source on the Sodium/Potassium Ratio and Blood Pressure in Mildly Hypertensive Men and Women
Zian Liu NUTR Xiaoqi Liu Biochemistry Plk1 is a predictable marker for ascorbate effectiveness in prostate cancer cells
Jamie Mara NUTR Heather Eicher Miller NUTR Determining the Greatest Contributor of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages in the Diets of Food Pantry Clients in Indiana to Develop Specific Interventions to Reduce Intake
Mackenzie McDonald PSY Margo Monteith PSY Teaching Inclusivity: An Analysis of the Efficacy of Diversity Interventions through Measuring Behavioral Outcomes
Liron Saletsky PSY Dr Richard Schweickert PSY Dream Social Network Analysis
Kelsey Stolz HDFS David Purpura HDFS Examine the relationship in math performance between monolingual English speakers and English language learners.
Boghos Taslakjian HSCI Jennifer Freeman HS Synergistic toxicity of the heavy metal lead and radiation
Mitchell Tillman HK Satyajit Ambike HK Mechanisms underlying ageing-related loss in manual dexterity
Emma Wallens HSCI Linda Nie HS Accuracy of Portable L-shell X-ray Fluores - cence (L-XRF) Machines to Quantify Lead in  Condor Bones In Vivo
Xinyi Zhou HTM Annimarie Nicely HTM Visitor Harassment Across the World: Understanding the Phenomenon in Shanghai, China