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Graduate Exhibition Awards

Sixty-eight graduate students received awards for their research and creative scholarship in the 37th Annual Graduate Exhibition. A complete list of winners is available below.

2022 Award Winners

First place winners receive $500; second place winners receive $250, and third place winners receive $100.


Research Poster Option

Arts & Humanities

First Place

  • Lindsey Chandler. The Liberal Arts / Spanish. "Novel Verb Reading in First- and Second-Language Spanish"
  • Katherine Ellis. The Liberal Arts / French. "Does Trauma Have a Race? The Role of French Imperialism in Conceptualizing Trauma and Recovery in Western Medicine (1914-1918)"
  • Farzaneh Oghazian. Arts and Architecture / Architecture. "From Physical Model Making to Calibrated Digital Model For Tensioned Knitted Textile Structures"
  • Brooke Tybush. The Liberal Arts / French. "Sexual Mentorship and Feminist Resistance in Eighteenth-Century French Literature"

Second Place

  • Scott Doebler. The Liberal Arts / History. "Madalena, Plaintiff: Violence, Enslavement, and Survival of a Transatlantic Indigenous Woman, 1535-1553"
  • Robert Klosinski. The Liberal Arts / German. "Stop contrasts in Misiones, Argentina and Ohio, USA"
  • Douglas Kulchar. The Liberal Arts / English. "Applied Demonology: Thermodynamics and Decision"
  • Shuyuan Liu. The Liberal Arts / Applied Linguistics. "Intercultural online communication during the global pandemic: Polysemiotic pragmatic strategies for effective and cooperative English as a lingua franca synchronous virtual interactions"
  • Katie Warczak. The Liberal Arts / English. "Entangling Narratives: Race, Animality, Disability and the “Science” of Degeneracy in The Island of Doctor Moreau and Dracula"

Third Place

  • Alberto Bejarano Romo. The Liberal Arts / Philosophy. "Anibal Quijano and The Coloniality of Power"
  • Steven Casement. The Liberal Arts / History. "Ciphers, Cynics, and Codes: Epistolary Diplomacy During the Restoration"
  • Eric Disbro. The Liberal Arts / French and Francophone Studies. "Trans-Inclusive Pedagogies for the Francophone Literature Classroom: A Case Study"
  • Morgane Haesen. The Liberal Arts / French. "An Ever-Bleeding Heart: Life Writings in the Alsace-Lorraine Borderland, 1870-1918"
  • Kelly Kaelin. The Liberal Arts / History. "To be Proposed as Useful: Women and the Moravian Church in the Atlantic World"
  • Ryan Pilcher. The Liberal Arts / French. "Educating Feeling: Race and Sentimental Science in Aglaé Comte’s Histoire naturelle racontée à la jeunesse"
  • Tasneem Tariq. Arts and Architecture / Architecture. "IMPACT OF VEGETATED INFRASTRUCTURE TO MITIGATE THE URBAN HEAT ISLAND EFFECT IN DHAKA, BANGLADESH"

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Engineering

First Place

  • Vishnu Kumar. Engineering / Industrial Engineering. "Machine Learning based Suicide Prediction and Development of Suicide Vulnerability Index for US Counties"
  • Jingyi Xie. Information Sciences and Technology / Informatics. "Iterative Design and Prototyping of Computer Vision Mediated Remote Sighted Assistance"

Second Place

  • Jie Li. Arts and Architecture / Architecture. "Attain building energy efficiency in real life rather than in virtual computer models: examining the energy performance gap between the predicted value and the actual used value"
  • Asif Mahmud. Engineering / Civil Engineering. "Estimation of Crash Type Frequency Accounting for Misclassification in Crash Data"

Third Place

  • Ozguc Capunaman. Arts and Architecture / Architecture. "See - Sense - Respond: Adaptive Intelligent Robotic Fabrication of Fiber-Reinforced Composite Architectural Panels"
  • Dongkuan Xu. Information Sciences and Technology / Information Sciences and Technology. "InfoGCL: Information-Aware Graph Contrastive Learning"

Health & Life Sciences

First Place

  • Nina Camillone. Agricultural Sciences / Soil Science. "Soil health under shade-grown coffee in Costa Rica"
  • Staci Cibotti. Agricultural Sciences / Entomology. "Differential effects of clothianidin exposure on metabolic rates across life stages in the monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus)"
  • Hanim Diktas. Health and Human Development / Nutritional Sciences. "Promoting vegetable intake in preschool children: Independent and combined effects of portion size and flavor enhancement"
  • Jigar Gosalia. Health and Human Development / Kinesiology. "Moderating Effects of Arterial Stiffness on Cognitive Performance in Individuals with Metabolic Syndrome"

Second Place

  • Vinicius Buiatte de Andrade Alves. Agricultural Sciences / Animal Science. "A flavonoid-rich corn cultivar developed at Penn State decreases the impacts caused by Necrotic Enteritis in broilers"
  • Ana Carla Chierighini Salamunes. Health and Human Development / Kinesiology. "Energy Deficiency-related Differences Between Japanese And American Female Athletes"
  • Maria da Silva. Intercollege / Integrative and Biomedical Physiology. "Endometrial transcriptome in response to intrauterine infusions of secretory proteins from the bovine conceptus"
  • Abbygale Hackenberger. College of Nursing / Nursing. "ICU Diaries: A Pilot Program"
  • Anne Johnson. Agricultural Sciences / Entomology. "Effects of spotted lanternfly’s access to tree of heaven on predation by native arthropods"

Third Place

  • Mark Colapietro. Health and Human Development / Kinesiology. "Use of Blood Flow Restriction Training Among Sports Medicine Practitioners in North America"
  • Daniel Davis. Health and Human Development / Kinesiology. "The 'Springy' and Rigid Behavior of the Human Foot in Running"
  • Gabrielle Dillon. Health and Human Development / Kinesiology. "Nitric Oxide-dependent Cutaneous Vasodilation is not Altered in Adults Following SARS-CoV-2 Infection"

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Physical Sciences & Mathematics

First Place

  • Nour Hawila. College of Medicine / Biostatistics. "Bayesian Analysis of Interrater and Intrarater Reliability with Multilevel Data"

Social & Behavioral Sciences

First Place

  • Paige Cunningham. Health and Human Development / Nutritional Sciences. "Lower inhibitory control is related to greater food intake across meals varying in portion size"
  • Courtney Gerver. The Liberal Arts / Psychology. "Examining the effects of a creativity-specificity induction on creative divergent thinking and memory in aging"
  • Jason Griffin. The Liberal Arts / Psychology. "EVALUATING EYE GAZE PERCEPTION DEFICITS IN AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS USING A COMPUTATIONAL MODELING APPROACH"
  • Maggie Hernandez. The Liberal Arts / Anthropology. "Noventa Millas: Migration history, genomic ancestry, and health disparities among Cuban immigrants and Cuban-Americans in Miami, Florida"
  • Renkai Ma. Information Sciences and Technology / Informatics. "“How advertiser-friendly is my video?”: YouTuber’s Socioeconomic Interactions with Algorithmic Content Moderation"
  • Jamison Malcolm. Agricultural Sciences / Agricultural and Extension Education. "Beyond Participation: A Case Study of Youth As Researchers and Community Development in North Philadelphia"

Second Place

  • Ayse Akyildiz. Health and Human Development / Recreation, Park and Tourism Management. "Agent-Based Microsimulations for Emergency Evacuation in Rocky Mountain National Park"
  • Cole Callen. The Liberal Arts / Spanish. "Grammatical variation in children's acquisition of Brazilian Portuguese"
  • Kevin Rosenfield. The Liberal Arts / Anthropology. "Co-evolution of male and female mating strategies in non-human primates"
  • Tianfang Wang. The Liberal Arts / Applied Linguistics. "The Concept of Conceptual Metaphor as a Psychological Tool for English Learners’ L2 Development"
  • Xunyue Xue. Health and Human Development / Hospitality Management. "Instant Karma: the role of karmic-investment mindset in charitable giving"

Third Place

  • Sana Ahrar. Arts and Architecture / Architecture. "Delhi’s leisure spaces: Patterns of spatial use in a mixed-income informal settlement"
  • Barbara Atanga. Health and Human Development / Hospitality Management. "Corporate Sociopolitical Activism (CSA): Consumer response to contribution type"
  • Kendra Flood. Agricultural Sciences / Agricultural and Extension Education. "Principals' Perceptions and the Decision-Making Process on Extended Contracts for Agricultural Education Teachers"
  • Kerby Goff. The Liberal Arts / Sociology. "Ecumenism and Women’s Higher Education as Precursors to World Society: A Network Analysis of Global Protestant Higher Education in the Early 20th Century"
  • Kaitlin Riegler. The Liberal Arts / Psychology. "Prospective Implications of Insufficient Sleep for Athletes"
  • Sonya Trawick. The Liberal Arts / Spanish. "Revisiting the Concept of "Triggering" of Code-Switching"
  • Jason Williamson. The Liberal Arts / Psychology. "Workplace Loneliness: The Role of Political Identity Dissimilarity and Organizational Identification"

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Design Option

First Place

  • Elena Vazquez. Arts and Architecture / Architecture. "Bistable kinetic screen for daylight control in buildings"

Second Place

  • Alexis Chin. The Liberal Arts / German. "(Co)constructing Antiracist Pedagogy: Expanding on standing departmental approaches to foreign language teaching"
  • Rosalind Isquith. Arts and Architecture / Theatre. "Designing a Neurodivergent Stage: A Scenic Design for "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time""

Third Place

  • Jeremy Eiben. Arts and Architecture / Theatre. "Tartuffe - A Look into Period and Modern Design"

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Performance Option

First Place

  • Cecilia Leskowicz. Arts and Architecture / Performance. "(un)broken"
  • Wenyi Xiong. Arts and Architecture / Piano Performance. "Performing on “The Serpent's Kiss”"

Second Place

  • Andrea Alvarado Troncoso. Arts and Architecture / Performance. "Loeffler Rhapsodie for Viola, Oboe, and Piano"

Third Place

  • Rebecca Reeder. Arts and Architecture / Performance. "Wind Quintet in G minor by Paul Taffanel"
  • Malcolm Taylor. Arts and Architecture / Performance. "Tchik for Solo Snare Drum"

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Video Option

First Place

  • Mary Smith. Agricultural Sciences / Plant Pathology. "Annotating the genomicially concealed weapons of Pseudomonas syringae"

Second Place

  • Taylor Hare. The Liberal Arts / English. "Reading Access: Disability, Textuality, and the Editorial Tradition of Early Modern English Drama"
  • Connor Huxman. Engineering / Mechanical Engineering. ""Implanting Flexibility" - Leveraging Mechanical Compliance for Improved Orthopedic Implants"

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Visual Arts Option

First Place

  • Emily Wright. Arts and Architecture / Art. "To Make Food for Your Siblings"

Second Place

  • Harrison Boden. Arts and Architecture / Art. "Death Becomes Her"

Third Place

  • Mengqi Xu. Arts and Architecture / Art. "Vessel - The Food Eats You Back When You Eat"

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Data Visualization Award

Offered by the University Libraries’ Data Learning Center

  • Staci Cibotti. Agricultural Sciences / Entomology. "Differential effects of clothianidin exposure on metabolic rates across life stages in the monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus)"

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Previous Winners by Year

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