Awards

Members of the Student Conference Planning Committee, with the assistance of judges recruited from outside of IU Southeast, are responsible for judging 6 award categories:

  1. Best Posters
    Posters are judged by members of the Student Conference Planning Committee and a judge from outside of IU Southeast in the following categories: content, format, ability to answer questions, and professionalism. See judging rubric for more information.
  2. Best Oral Presentations
    Oral presentations and performances are judged by members of the Student Conference Planning Committee and judges from outside of IU Southeast in the following categories: content, format, ability to answer questions, and professionalism. See judging rubric for more information.
  3. Chancellor's Award for Creative Achievement
    All posters, displays, oral presentations, and performances are eligible for the Chancellor's award for creative achievement. The award is judged by members of the Student Conference Planning Committee and judges from outside of IU Southeast. The judges are looking for the most creative approach to solving a problem or addressing an issue.
  4. Chancellor's Award for Interdisciplinary Achievement
    All posters, displays, oral presentations, and performances are eligible for the Chancellor's award for interdisciplinary achievement. The award is judged by members of the Student Conference Planning Committee and judges from outside of IU Southeast. The judges are looking for the best example of interdisciplinary/cross-disciplinary work.

Past Award Recipients

Best Education Display
Year Title Name Mentor
2005 Motivation Theories in the Classroom Jacque Cobb Mary Jo Lewellen
2005 Teaching Social Interaction Skills Mariah Proctor Mary Jo Lewellen
2006 Leprechaun Trap Carrie Gary
Britney Linde
Sarah Dugan
Cheryl Bush
Angela Hilbert
Heather Rowlett
Jennifer Dettmer
Faye Camahalan
2006 Life During the American Civil War Beth Robinson Neil Brewer
2007 Type 1 Diabetes in the Classroom Sheri Fifer
Rachelle Smith
Megan Burkett
Donna Daily
2007 Contract Grading and Math Performance Amy Jones Mary Jo Lewellen
2008 Autism Spectrum Disorders and Music Therapy Becky Teigland
Jessica Marschke
Liza Smith
Valerie Toles
Betty Thomas
2008 Poverty in Education Shelby Packer
Yancey Walters
Rachel McCafferty
Jamey Lambring
Faye Camahalan
Best Poster
Year Title Name Mentor
2005 Biphasic Action of Methoxychlor: Cell Survival in Chinese Hamster Ovary Cells Nina Campbell
Biology
Talitha Rajah
2005 Café Bogota Coffee Campaign Karen Gahafer
Fine Art
Marilyn Whitesell
2006 Student Directed West Nile Virus Program Generates Mosquito Discoveries and a Sense of Community Goodwill in Indiana Steven P. Moberly
Biology
Claude Baker
2006 Laboratory Preservation of Tusks from a Wooly Mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius ) from Clark County, Indiana John Schneider
Geoscience
Glenn Mason
2007 Molding and Casting of a Columbian Mammoth (Mammuthus columbi) Femur and Molar Rachel Brown
Geoscience
Glenn Mason
2007 Preservation of a Mastodon (Mammut americanum) Tusk in Polyvinyl Acetate Solution John Schneider
Rachel Brown

Geoscience
Glenn Mason
2008 Causes and Effects of Color Perception Angel Dyke
Adam Denney
Heather Brown

Psychology
Angela Salas
2008 Learning Styles, Teaching Styles, and Second Language Acquisition Heather Lockhart
Shandell Wiley

Psychology
Beth Eckerd
2009 A Constructivist Approach to Creative Writing Holli Duke
Jimmy Eldridge
Julie Huff
Lori Soard
 
2009 The Formation of Terra Rosa Soils of Corydon, Harrison County, Indiana Leslie Cox  
2009 Refining Methods of DNA extraction from Herbarium Specimens of Dioclea (Fabaceae), a Tropical Legume Tracy Walker  
2009 Influence of Vegetative Structure, Invasive Plants, and Microhabitat Variables on Habitat Use by the Northern Copperhead (Agkistrodon Contortrix Mokasen): Implications for Restoration of a Declining Population Evin Carter
Bryan Eads
 
2010 Acceptance and Rejection in Childhood: Impact of Social Skills Tahiti Castillo
Nancy Levings
Rebecca Moody
Kirsten Popp
Diane Wille
2010 Determining the Origin of Geodes in the Harrodsburg Formation Using Geographic Information Science and Structural Geology Heather Bary Glenn Mason
2010 Relationships Among College Students: Music Listening and Mood, GPA, and Stress Levels Aaron Smallwood
John Brock
Deborah Finkel
2010 Students Intervening with the Management of Multiple Anomalies in Nursing Adam Booth
Sharon Grimes
Laura McIlvoy
2010 Stigmatization of Psychological Disorders: Does College Major Play a Role? Rachel La Coste
Grace Isaacs
Robin Morgan
2012 Does Preferred Activity Time Improve Student Behavior? Roslyn Mattingly Lisa Hoffman
2012 Intrinsic Motivation: Using Social Media Develops Empowered Individuals James Lowry
Kenya Fugit
Debbie Moore
Derek Ashcraft
Faye Camahalan
2012 Olfactory Enhancement of Memory Brittany Sizemore Megan Kahn
2012 Mineralogical Examination of Dolomite from the Ste. Genevieve Limestone, Harrison County, Indiana Matthew Myers Glenn Mason
2012 Characterization of Unknown Protein Product  in Rhodobacter sphaeroides Young-Won Kim
Angela Whitaker
Miralem Bekric
Aaron Setterdahl
2012 Hydrologic Study: Correlation between Surface Runoff and Groundwater, Blackacre State Nature Preserve, Jefferson County, KY Laura Osterhoudt Glenn Mason
2012 Imprisoned and Pregnant: A Practicum Experience at Kentucky Correctional Institute for Women Kristin Frederick
Ashley Hornek
Jacquelyn Reid
2012 Meet Our Adjunct Faculty: Mr.Simman Patricia Wright Laura McILvoy
2012 Investigation of Possible Glacial Origin of the Elizabeth Glass Sands Maegen Neal Glenn Mason
2013 Teacher Modeling and Goal Setting Heather Edrington Faye Camahalan
2013 One-to-One iPad Initiative Review Mark Lorence Lisa Hoffman
2013 Increasing Awareness of Earth's Processes and Their Impact on History through Hands-On Education at National Historic Sites Brittany Blevins Glenn Mason
2013 How to maximize your learning and future employment opportunities as an undergraduate security researcher Brandon Grindatti
Sheridan Rathburn
John Doyle
2013 Relationship Between Parent Weight, Child Weight, and Parenting Style Hannah Hatton Todd Manson
2013 Ticket Writer Application using Android programming Andrew Kramer
Chelsie Phillips
Sridhar Ramachandran
2013 No Money? No Problem. Megan Potts
Shelby Hodge
Natalie Ford
Brianna Kane
Luz Huntington-Moskos
2013 Characterizing the RSP_3263 gene found in Rhodobacter sphaeroides Abrar Syed Aaron Setterdahl
Best Presentation
Year Title Name Mentor
2005 Iatrogenic Problems and Socialized Medicine Robyn Lurding
Business
Janardhanan Alse
2005 Discovery of an Exotic Asian Mosquito Steven Moberly
Biology
Claude Baker
2006 Louisville's World Fair, The Southern Exposition, 1884 Jan Burke
English
Virginia Anderson
2006 Shyness and the Internet Jan McDowell
Psychology
Bernie Carducci
2006 Factors Influencing Sleep Deprivation Among College Students Kelley Stafford Salvo
Psychology
Robin Morgan
2007 Mating Behavior of the Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter, Homalidisca coagulata (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae) Amanda N. Brooks
Biology
Randy Hunt
2007 Light in a Dark Place Josh Jones
Philosophy
Leigh Viner
2008 Now, It's Not So Easy: A Fantasy Theme Criticism of Axl Rose Literature Sam Crecelius
Communications
James Kauffman
2008 Reengineering the Plasmid pLTV1 with the Green Fluorescent Protein Jake Beam
Biology
Gretchen Kirchner
2008 Non-Active Hydraulic Seals Travis Rosenbarger
Math
Damon Sisk
2009 Analysis and Valuation of YUM! Trish Spaulding
Mark Tolliver
Josh Kaelin
Ben McClave
Blair Wilson
 
2009 An Exploration of Social Contract theory in Jane Austen's 'Pride and Prejudice' Michael Paul Maupin  
2009 Glide Justin Ligman  
2009 Victoria Woodhull, Suffragist and Free Lover: A Lethal Combination Angela Mead  
2010 Topics of Choice and Writing Skills Melissa Goldsmith
Maggie Edelen
Corey Norton
Elizabeth Sifers
 
2010 Motivation in the Public School Classroom Tom Flood
Gwendolyn Shultz
 
2010 Reactions of 2,6-Dihydroxybenzoic Acid for Metal Carboxylate Formation Jeremy Beam  
2010 Thomas Paine and the Founding Fathers Jerilyn Hacker  
2010 Automated Iridology: An Interdisciplinary Research Project to Improve the Future of Medical Diagnosis Andrew Kramer  
2010 The People's Media: Images from the French Revolt of 1968 Kelly Marshall  
2011 Hands-On Inquiry Learning Brandon Richie Faye Camahalan
2011 To What Extent Does Student Automaticity with Basic Math Facts Enhance their Mathematical Success? Nichole Wisdom Faye Camahalan
2011 Generation Y Banking Practices and Preferences Melissa Cast Kathy Ernstberger
2011 All Women Battalions of Death and Gender Progression in World War One Russia Kristina Kimmick Brigitte Le Normand
2011 Family Divisions: The Divided Families of the American Civil War Stuart Dill Kelly Ryan
2012 The Effect of Color-Change Charts on Student Behavior Caitlin Byerley Faye Camahalan
2012 Will Small Group Instruction Three Times a Week Improve Individual Student's Reading Levels? Philip Berry Faye Camahalan
2012 Improving District Assessment Scores using Reading Workshop Caroline King Faye Camahalan
2012 Development of a verification system using homologous gene deletion of a flagellar gene, for the transformation of Halobacillus yeomjeoni and Halobacillus blutaparonensis Ryan Russell Gretchen Kirchner
2012 The novel filamentous Acinetobacter baylyi phage: Incognito Tim Kremer Pamela Connerly
2012 Determining the Source of Kanamycin Resistance from a Halobacillus blutaparonensis Isolate from Big Bone Lick State Park in Kentucky Stacey Dineen Gretchen Kirchner
2012 Gender in Animated Film: Rescues and Female Conversations Jennifer Jones Sara Hare
2012 Identification of a novel Pseudomonas bacteriophage Whitney Malloy Pamela Connerly
2012 God and the Red Carpet: Exploring the Relationship between Celebrity Worship, Religiosity, and Reinforcement Kathryn Keller Robin Morgan
2013 Student Reflection Charts and Learning Targets: Do They Increase Achievement? Andrew Black Lisa Hoffman
2013 Utilizing Curriculum-Specific Journaling with Free Voluntary Reading to Improve Student Achievement Lindsay Caldwell Lisa Hoffman
2013 Using Story Maps to Enhance Reading Comprehension Kim Foy Faye Camahalan
2013 Using assessment from interactive notebooks to inform instruction Molly Stella Faye Camahalen
2013 Roden Crater as a Sacred Space Rachel Louise Clausen Anne Allen
2013 Examining Relationships Between Neuroticism and Motivation Style Brenda Ellis Todd Manson
2013 Post-nesting Migration Patterns of Green Turtles in the Red Sea Andrew Kramer Omar Attum
2013 Feminist Queer Analysis of Bianca Casady and Eleanor Antin: Identity and Performance Meg Loop Anne Allen
2013 Louisville and the Know Nothing Party Trae Marr Kelly Ryan
2013 The Relationship Between Bullying Victimization and Anxiety or Depressive Disorders in College Students Elizabeth Ashley Morrison
Rene McMahal-Lynch
Todd Manson
2013 Effects of Photoperiod and Environmental Enrichment on Reproductive Function in the Female Marsh Rice Rat Jalina Mueller Kent Edmonds
2013 Autonomous Navigation and Mapping of Unknown Environment Jeramey Tyler
Richard Garuccio
Alan Laffoon
Suranga Hettiarachchi
Chancellor's Award for Creative Achievement
Year Title Name Mentor
2006 Leprechaun Trap Carrie Gary
Britney Linde
Sarah Dugan
Cheryl Bush
Angela Hilbert
Heather Rowlett
Jennifer Dettmer

Education
Faye Camahalan
2007 A Journey along the Blue River Karen Harmon Gleitz
Education
Neil Brewer
2008 Body Modifications and High-Risk Behaviors Libby Warren
Psychology
Beth Eckerd
2009 Bias in Reality Television: Are People with Disabilities Represented? Lisa Smith
Stephanie Frank
Amy Fluhr
 
2010 A Life Line: Teaching Insertion of an Intravenous Catheter to Sophomore Nursing Students Britney Muldoon  
2012 OMS, Student Involvement for the 21st Century Hunter Luthi Sridar Ramachandran
2013 African American Criticism and New Orleans Second-Line Parades Kayla Troutman
Art History
Anne Allen
Chancellor's Award for Interdisciplinary Achievement
Year Title Name Mentor
2006 Muted Tones: Nationalism, Repression, and Exploitation in the Soviet Period Katherine Stahl
Education
Jean Abshire
2007 Environment and Archetype in Contemporary Painting Jill Morgan
Painting
Debra Clem
2008 Investigating Alu Distribution by Family Across Human Chromosome Sequences John Lannon
Informatics
Sridhar Ramachandran
2009 Soundtrack to the Civil Rights Movement: Robeson, Simone, and Seeger Cody Foster  
2010 Skynet: Using a Computer Cluster to Detect Asteroids Andrew Majot  
2012 Population Size and Waterhole use of Striped Hyena in Dana Nature Reserve, Jordan Dasynda Rosenbarger Omar Attum
2013 Identification and Characterization  of Black Pigment in Environmental Bacteria Cameron Unverferth
Biology/ Biochemistry
Aaron Setterdahl
Showcase
Year Title
2009 Chemistry Club: “Chemistry is Cool!”
2010 Student Education Association (SEA): Read-a-Thon project
2011 IU Southeast Biology Club: “A Glimpse into the Biological Sciences”
2012 Chemistry Club: "Chemistry in the Movies."
2013 Individual/Small Group: Cameron Unverferth: "Identification and Characterization of Black Pigment in Environmental Bacteria"
2013 Student Organization/Large Group: Chemistry Club: "Chemistry of the Senses"
Best Abstract
Year Title Name Mentor
2006 No Turning Back: Protestant Disillusionment and Parade Violence in Northern Ireland Anne K. Frazer
Political Science
Jean Abshire
2006 Muted Tones: Nationalism, Repression, and Exploitation in the Soviet Period Katherine Stahl
Education
Jean Abshire
2007 Effects of Photoperiod and Ethanol Administration on Juvenile and Adult Gastrointestinal Development in the Female Marsh Rice Rat (Oryzomys palustris) Sarah Campbell
Biology
Kent Edmonds
2007 Medication Reconciliation Charity Smith
Nicole Harbeson

Nursing
Coyla Short
2007 Rural Defiance: Folk Cemeteries and the Tree-Stump Tombstone in Indiana Katherine Stahl
Education
Jean Abshire
2008 Personality and Situational Variables as Main Effect and Interactive Predictors of Coworker Abuse Samantha Booth
Business Management
Ken Harris
2008 Singing, Serving, and Sewing for the Kingdom: The Ladies' Association of Broadway Baptist Church in the Progressive Era Scott Cress
History
James Beeby
2008 A Comprehensive Health Screening Among School-Aged Amish Children of Washington County Sara Gavin
Alisha Grover
Jessica Landreth

Nursing
Coyla Short
2008 Learning Styles, Teaching Styles, and Second Language Acquisition Heather Lockhart
Shandell Wiley

Psychology
Beth Eckerd
2008 Daemonology: Philip Pullman's Experimental Theology in the His Dark Materials Trilogy Michael Paul Maupin
English
Tom O'Neal
2010 Mein Kampf: A Manifestation of Traumatic Experience Nicole Trobaugh
 
Angela Salas
Most Text Votes
Year Title Name Mentor
2012 Got Nutrition?? Amber Ehlers
Robin Moody
Melanie Gullett
Kathleen Free

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