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Undergraduate Students to Present Research

Undergraduate Students to Present Research

Twelve College of Arts and Sciences Summer Research Scholarship winners will present their findings during the annual College of Arts and Sciences Student Summer Research Scholarship Presentation from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28 in room 3029 of the Mike and Josie Harper Center.

The event is open to the public.

Dean’s Scholarship Winners

  • Claire O’Brien of Baltimore, Md. She performed her research under the supervision of Associate Professor Gregory Bucher, Ph.D., from the department of classical and near eastern studies. O’Brien’s project title is “Study, Identification & Publication of Roman Female Portrait in the Joslyn Art Museum.”
  • Nathan Tye of Kearney, Neb. He performed his research under the supervision of Associate Professor Tracy Leavelle, Ph.D., from the history department. Tye’s project title is “Why I Wander So Far From Home: The Graham Brothers in the Civil War.”
  • Marc Rizzo from St. Paul, Minn. He performed his research under the supervision of Associate Professor Amy Badura-Brack, Ph.D., from the psychology department. Rizzo’s project title is “Gender Differences in Behavioral Treatment Effectiveness across CBCL Subscale.”
  • Kyle Bersted of Olathe, Kan., and Joseph Smetter of Sioux City, Iowa. They performed their research under the supervision of Professor Isabelle Cherney, Ph.D., from the psychology department. Their project title is “The Effects of Nintendo Wii Play on Mental Rotation Abilities.”
  • Michael Thomson of Houston, Texas. He performed his research under the supervision of Assistant Professor David Vanderboegh, Ph.D., from the foreign language department. Thomson’s project title is “French Language and Legacy in Laos.”
  • Leslie Centeno of Los Angeles, Calif. She performed her research under the supervision of Assistant Professor Maya Khanna, Ph.D., from the psychology department. Her project title is “The Effects of Verb Complexity on Reading Comprehension.”

Bisenius Scholarship Winner

  • Kelsey Thiem of Omaha, Neb. She performed her research under the supervision of Professor Isabelle Cherney, Ph.D., from the psychology department. Her project title is “When Doing Well is Undesired: Expanding the Conceptualization of How Stereotype Threat Undermines Performance.”

Honors Program Scholarship Winner

  • Anthony Schlimgen of Sioux Falls, Minn. He performed his research under the supervision of Professor Patrick Murray, Ph.D., from the philosophy department. His project title is “Experience and Conceptuality: McDowell as a Kantian.”

Honors Program Presentations

  • Dan Belatti of Omaha, Neb. He performed his research under the supervision of Professor Isabelle Cherney, Ph.D., from the psychology department. Belatti’s project title is “Baroreflex Control of Renal Sympathetic Nerve Activity in Rabbits with Heart Failure.” 
  • Kaitlin Campbell of Omaha, Neb. She performed her research under the supervision of Professor Isabelle Cherney, Ph.D., from the psychology department. Campbell’s project title is “The Missing Link: The Impact of Single-Sex Education on Girls’ Interest in the Physical Sciences and the Potential for Legislative Response.”
  • Heidi Holmes of Lincoln, Neb. She performed her research under the supervision of Professor Isabelle Cherney, Ph.D., from the psychology department. Holmes’ project title is “Flint Hills Fires Contribute to Increased Ozone Levels in Midwestern Cities.”