Student Scholar Showcase

The annual Student Scholar Showcase, held during the spring semester, provides students with an opportunity to present their scholarly, research, creative, and/or service-learning projects to the campus community.

Winners 2015

Poster Presentations

First Place (tie)

Alyson P. Black

Faculty: William J. (Bill) Lokar and David Freier
Project: Effect of Culture Well Surface Topography on Macrophage Activation and Response

Tim Wilhelm

Faculty: Gregory K. (Greg) Eaton
Project: Exposure to Low Levels of Ionizing Radiation is a Beneficial Force to Life on Earth

Second Place

Conner David Murphy

Faculty: Nancy E. Cowden
Project: Military Medicine in Vietnam

Honorable Mention

Virginia Coffman

Faculty: Cynthia B. Ramsey
Project: Romanticism in Gabriel Fauré’s Harp Compositions


Kara H. Schaffer

Faculty: Virginia A. Cylke
Project: The “Yes Means Yes” Sex-Positive Education Class

Oral Presentations

School of Business and Economics (SOBE)

First Place

Michael E. Romano

Faculty: Alina F. Klein
Project: Relationship between Lending Interest Rates and Hosting the Olympics

School of Communication and the Arts (SOCA)

Visual Creative Arts Project

First Place (tie)

Katharine Neill

Faculty: Siobhan A. Byrns
Project: Sliced: The Treatment of Animals within Modern

Katherine Rose Zvara

Faculty: Siobhan A. Byrns
Project: I Am Third: A documentary series exploring the lives of individuals who have grown up in places other than their passport countries

Research Project

First Place (tie)

Sean-Patric M. Boggs

Faculty: Cynthia B. Ramsey
Project: Everything We Do is Music

Lisa M. Taylor

Faculty: Paula J. Youra
Project: Separatism as Civil Rights: An Analysis of Malcolm X’s Rhetoric

School of Health Science and Human Performance (HSHP)

First Place

Kassia Mayo

Faculty: Sean M. Collins
Project: Metabolic Costs of High Intensity Interval Tabata Training Protocols of Treadmill and Kettlebell Swings Compared to Submaxi­mal Steady State Tread­mill Running

School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHUSS)

First Place

Deirdre Scanlon

Faculty: Allison M. Wilkins
Project: The Odyssey’s Re-Vision: Female Agency and Women Shaming Women in Margaret Atwood’s “Helen of Troy Does Countertop Dancing” and The Penelopiad

Honorable Mention

Jamie Kainalu Nakoa

Faculty: Lorna M. Dawson
Project: The Legitimacy of Fundamental Rights Asserted Using Substan­tive Due Process: Privacy, Abortion, Sodomy and Marriage

Honorable Mention

Andrea Muransky

Faculty: Eunice A. Rojas
Project: Gender through the Generations: Changes in the Roles of Women in Spanish Television Advertising

School of Sciences (SOS)

First Place (tie)

Lyndsay Nicole Greene

Faculty: Alisha R. Marciano
Project: Sense of Self in College-aged Women

Robyn Meinster

Faculty: Michael A. Coco
Project: Identities of the Fibonacci and Padovan Sequences

Chad Michael Hobson

Faculty: John E. (Eric) Goff
Project: Wind Tunnel Experiments and Trajectory Analyses for Five Nonspinning Soccer Balls

Brian David Rogers

Faculty: Allison B. Jablonski
Project: What’s Really Going On?: How does HER2 siRNA Influence Breast Cancer Cell Survival?

School of Graduate Studies

First Place (tie)

Chris T. Smith, CJ Pilong and Jackson Connell

Faculty: Gary P. Austin
Project: The Validity of Capsular Patterns as a Diagnostic Tool for Osteoarthritis

Erick Lineberry and Sarah Hanby

Faculty: Gary P. Austin
Project: Effectiveness of Manual Therapy for Treating Ankle Sprains: A Literature Review

Special thanks to the organizing committee: Tom Bowman, Sean Collins, Justin Crank, Jason Crumpton, Cheryl Jorgensen-Earp, Maria Nathan, Marek Payerhin, Randy Ribler and Bianca Sumutka

Chair: Allison B. Jablonski

Student projects may include scholarly papers, creative writing projects, scientific or historical research projects, or performance arts projects, and may be presented in a variety of formats, including oral presentations and poster presentations. Project guidelines include the following:

  • Sciences/Mathematics – an appropriate project in the sciences involves laboratory, computational, or field work that is designed to resolve a question or test a hypothesis.
  • Social Sciences – such research projects are concerned with new knowledge for the sake of development of the field, or addressing or solving immediate questions or problems within the social sciences.
  • Humanities – projects in the humanities involve historical, critical, or analytical studies that pursue an original question and/or work in a substantive way with primary and secondary sources. Projects in the humanities also include such creative writing as original prose, poetry, drama, and combined forms.
  • Professional – submissions in this category will involve qualitative or quantitative projects that examine a theory-based or application-based problem or emphasize application of theory to practice. Original case writings, critiques of research literature, or evaluations of outcomes of practice are also acceptable.
  • Arts – satisfactory artistic projects in art, music, theater, and film will be of the student’s own composition, with guidance from a faculty mentor. Examples include paintings, sculptures, photographic displays, musical compositions, dramatic performances, and video projects.
  • Service Learning – projects that describe a service experience and the link to related course content. Projects may be presented as posters or as oral presentations. Service-learning projects require the approval of course faculty.
  • Internships – submissions in this category will be descriptions and summaries of experiences obtained during LC-sponsored internships. Projects may be presented as posters, and require the approval of faculty mentors.

Are you doing human subject research?  Before you present your results, make sure you’ve been approved by the Lynchburg College institutional Review Board (IRB). More information may be found here.

For more information about the Student Scholar Showcase, please contact Dr. Allison B. Jablonski ().