15th Annual Big Night Celebrates Undergraduate Research

Monday, April 1, 2013

The 15th annual Big Night, “A Celebration of Undergraduate Research,” is set for Tuesday, April 2, at 7 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom. After presenting to their individual Colleges, six students were chosen to make their final presentations. Immediately following the presentations, there will be an awards ceremony and reception.

The Research Poster competition will also take place on Tuesday, and the posters will be displayed for judging in the Campus Center Ballroom from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. The poster winners will also be announced during the Big Night awards ceremony.

This year’s presentations include the following:

Forecasting Emergency Room Visits with Google Trends
Tyler Reid-Business
Professor William J. Smith, Faculty Advisor

The Role of Achievement Goals in Online Test Anxiety and Help-Seeking
Jeffrey Taylor- Education
Professor Yan Yang, Faculty Advisor

Revisiting Rachmaninoff through the Lens of Chopin, Debussy, and Grieg
Andrea Culpepper- Fine Arts
Professor Carol Gingerich, Faculty Advisor

In a Mad World, only the Mad are Sane:’ Questioning Authority in The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
Elle Garland- Humanities
Professor Muriel Cormican, Faculty Advisor

Predator-Induced Life History Changes in Daphnia
Nicholas Romano-Sciences
Professor Ken Spitze, Faculty Advisor

English as a Language of Performance
Dominique Hollis-Social Sciences
Professor Lisa Gezon, Faculty Advisor