RCA Week 2010

Dear FHSU community,

Thank you for such a tremendous response to the 2010 Research and Creative Activities Week. There were over 25 scheduled events including two conferences and the Wednesday, April 28, poster display. Attendance varied at the many events from a sparse two to over 100. The Wednesday poster session in the MU ballroom hosted 20-100 visitors continuously from 8am to around 2pm. Two tables of snacks and water evaporated before 11am. There were as many as 13 collaborating researchers on one project, and numerous independent entries. A total of 131 posters were judged, in addition to individual research presenters in other venues. For the first time, there was international representation by eight student researchers (China, France, Germany, Poland, Switzerland), an international speaker from Haiti, 26 Undergraduate Research Experience participants (URE) and 4 Kansas Academy of Math and Science posters (KAMS). The 2010 RACAW also pioneered electronic judging, and projected Nursing projects with music in an additional MU meeting room. Total count for poster submissions was 30 graduate students, 122 undergraduates and 9 faculty members. Many were first time researchers.

All this would not have been possible* if it were not for the dedicated staff of the Memorial Union, printers and publishers across campus, the trusty Physical Plant staff, hard-working mentors and expert instructors of many research classes, University Webmaster Suzanne Klaus and staff, the Honors Society volunteers, area judges, and the monetary support by the Office of the Provost, the College of Graduate Studies and Research, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, CTELT and the departments of Philosophy, and Political Science and Justice Studies.

Congratulations to the 2010 Research Poster Winners!

Top Mentored Research Poster: #41 with a perfect score of 50/50, Charles W. Carlson (URE) representing the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Physics.

Top Independent Research Poster: #36 with a perfect score of 50/50, Steven J. Graf (UG) representing the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Geosciences.

1st place winners: #67, Stephanie A. Kane (TA) representing the College of Health and Life Sciences, Biological Sciences.

#38, Dustin Regan (G) representing the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Geosciences.

#86, Stephanie Griffin (G) representing the College of Health and Life Sciences, Nursing.

2nd place winners: #83, Patricia Doty (G) representing the College of Health and Life Sciences, Nursing.

#71, Ashlyn A. Fuller (UG) representing the College of Health and Life Sciences, Health and Human Performance.

#87, Charles E. Gutting & Brian J. Feldt (UG) representing the College of Health and Life Sciences, Nursing (Peer Collaboration).

#98, Terra D. Peintner (UG) representing the College of Health and Life Sciences, Nursing.

Finalists: #93, Lori Mallory (G) representing the College of Health and Life Sciences, Nursing.

#100, Jamie Schneider (G) representing the College of Health and Life Sciences, Nursing.

#110, Marsha Moody (TA) representing the College of Education and Technology, Teacher Education.

#78, Abbie L. Bainter (G) representing the College of Health and Life Sciences, Nursing.

#99, Jennifer Ronsse (G) representing the College of Health and Life Sciences, Nursing.

#80, Sarah L. Bamesberger and Janae Bentley (UG) representing the College of Health and Life Sciences, Nursing.

#62, Amanda M. Waymaster (UG) representing the College of Health and Life Sciences, Allied Health.

#97, Debbie Noble (G) representing the College of Health and Life Sciences, Nursing.

#63, Jessica A. Werth (UG) representing the College of Health and Life Sciences, Allied Health.

#84, Kayla A. Durler & Megan A. Hinojos (UG) representing the College of Health and Life Sciences, Nursing (Peer Collaboration).

The College of Health and Life Sciences had the greatest representation of participants and winners (95 and 15 respectively). There were 11 undergraduate and 10 graduate winners in total. Awards will be presented to undergraduate students of the College of Health and Life Sciences May 12 in MU Stouffer, 3:30pm; to all graduate students May 12 in the Robbins Center, 7:00pm; and to undergraduate students of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences May 13 in the Robbins Center, 5:30pm.

We hope to see you there next year!

Chair of REC
Janett M. Naylor, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology
228 Martin Allen Hall
Office: (785) 628-5857
jmnaylor@fhsu.edu
Chair of RACAW
C.S. Eigenmann-Malik, Ph.D.
Communication Studies
205 Malloy Hall
Office: (785) 628-5425
cseigenmannmalik@fhsu.edu
Vice-chair of RACAW
Kathleen R. Ward
Department of Nursing
143 Stroup Hall
Office: (785) 628-4660
krward@fhsu.edu

*A very special note of thanks goes to committee members Jake Glover, Steven Cornwell and Christine Hober.

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