May 3, 2019 at 9:45am
Dane Lisser

Millikin event showcases breadth and depth of Student Research and Creativity

It's a day when no classes are held, but it doesn't mean the learning stops.

Millikin University's 庆祝活动的奖学金 is the culmination of the academic year; an all-day event that puts the outstanding achievements of students from all majors front and center for the entire campus community to witness. It's a forum that not only recognizes academics, it honors personal success.

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庆祝活动的奖学金 gives students a day to present a years' worth of research, 努力为校园社区提供奖学金和创意. Multiple sessions were held across campus highlighting explorations and discoveries.

"Millikin students are going to be involved in the field in doing the real work that professionals do,密利金·教务长说 Dr. Jeff Aper. "We believe that students have the best opportunities to learn and develop their skills when they do the work. It's great to showcase the students and all of the hard work they do throughout the year."

Jeff Aper

Aper:“一届又一届, the event is a time for students to talk about their active involvement in the life of their study."

周五的校园活动, 4月26日涵盖了所有的学术背景, 从行为科学, 美术和现代语言, 锻炼科学和运动, 创业和护理. 塞申斯从早上开始, including one from a group of students in Shilling Hall who shared their immersive cultural experience engaging with the Pawnee Native American Tribe over spring break.

"One of the neat things we saw was how deeply rooted they are in tradition,布莱克·卡迈克尔说, 来自泰勒维尔的高级人力服务专业的学生, Ill. “ROR平台马上就知道男人应该在吃饭时祈祷. You can apply some sort of element of culture in nearly everything you do. 他们是非常慷慨的人."

Millikin学术庆典

Not far from Shilling Hall, a large audience in Pilling Chapel saw several theatre students from Dr. 汤姆·罗布森的剧本创作课程向公众展示了他们作品的阅读. 每次阅读之后都有一个简短的反馈环节, 为观众提供参与工作的机会.

Millikin学术庆典

Three scenes were presented from three different works: "In This Room" by Sophie Kibiger, 来自拉姆齐的戏剧专业大三学生, Minn.; "Recovery" by Rachel Pevehouse, a sophomore theatre major from St. Louis, Mo.; and "The Waiting Room" by Chris Cunningham, a senior theatre major from Cary, Ill.

Millikin学术庆典

"The way these pieces were selected is students in the classroom were interested in having their work shared. We had a secret ballot where everyone in the class voted for the best pieces that represented the entire class," said Dr. Robson他是戏剧和舞蹈副教授. "The feedback session was modeled after the same process we used in class."

在珀金森音乐中心, Cellist Becca Husar, 约克维尔商业音乐专业大三学生, Ill., 是在给同学和音乐学院的老师们演奏吗, performing "Julie-O,马克·萨默斯的大提琴作品.

Millikin学术庆典

The performance was part of Husar's research of Bach's Cello Suites to explore the art of interpretation and its influence on music throughout history and today. Husar offered insight into how musicians must determine the boundaries that they are willing to push when performing a composition.

“解读是作品的特定版本, method or style, 而本研究的关键词是方法," said Husar. "The line between compositional integrity and the artistic freedom to stray from the notated music is blurred when time, 乐器和个人风格成为表演的一个元素."

Millikin学术庆典

In the afternoon, the Bob and Debi Johnston Banquet Room of the University Commons was busy with activity as the 26th Annual Research Poster Symposium took place. 海报研讨会,为了纪念朱迪思和. G. Richard Locke, provided students with an opportunity to share their scholarly activities and practice communication skills essential for professional success. The event has also become an excellent means of encouraging students to explore and participate in research opportunities at Millikin.

Millikin学术庆典

Judges, 从密利金退休人员中挑选, alumni and friends, were on hand to observe over 50 poster presentations and to cast their votes for 1st, 二、三等奖.

Among the presenters were Matthew Vangunten, a senior chemistry major from East Peoria, Ill.以及来自伊利诺伊州斯旺西的化学大四学生雅各布·汉密尔顿(Jacob Hamilton). 和汉密尔顿一起工作 Dr. Kyle Knust, assistant professor of chemistry, to construct a home-built capillary electrophoresis instrument. Capillary electrophoresis is a technique that allows extremely efficient separation of peptides, 寡核苷酸和类固醇激素.

汉密尔顿说:“ROR平台的仪器根据大小和电荷将所有东西分开。. "We wanted to prove that it was functional and we wanted to make the separation happen." After graduation, Hamilton will be attending Washington University in St. 路易斯去攻读博士学位.D. 在环境工程, and Vangunten will be attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to pursue a Ph.D. in Chemistry.

来自伊利诺伊州本森维尔的高级护理专业学生爱丽丝·伯纳德.以及来自伊利诺伊州沃什伯恩的科迪·格雷., teamed up to research how accurately the National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) can be used to assess the severity of patient symptoms in the acute setting to promote a plan of care.

“这个项目的重点是改善病人的预后,”Bernard说. “科迪和我都想成为重症监护护士, and we will be using instruments like this in our daily lives moving forward."

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就像今天看到的一样, 庆祝活动的奖学金 is an exciting time for students who are proud to present their work firsthand.

Congratulations to the following award winners of the 26th Research Poster Symposium.

1st Place Awards                                      

  • 安东尼·布莱恩(Anthony Bryan)是伊利诺伊州普莱恩菲尔德的一名大四生物学学生.

"Enhanced hematological condition in birds of prey undergoing rehabilitation is independent of vitamin supplementation"

  • Dalton Glasco是伊利诺伊州迪凯特化学专业的一名大四学生.

 "Simple method for preparing customizable pyrolyzed resin carbon electrodes using 3-D printing"

  • 凯尔西·皮尔森(Kelsey Pierson)是伊利诺伊州奥兰帕克(Orland Park)护理专业的一名大四学生.; and Carly Kirk, a senior nursing major from Danville, Ill.

袋鼠护理对新生儿的影响

  • 阿丽莎·拉里森(Alisha Larrison)是来自蒙特. Zion, Ill.

“病人对护士外表的感知”

2nd Place Awards

  • Allyson Isenhower是来自伊利诺伊州特伦顿的生物学大四学生.

“guillermondii Meyerozyma凝集素样序列基因”

  • 茱莉亚·塔拉谢夫斯基,迪凯特大学生物学大四学生

"Siblings vs. 陌生人:合作或竞争在Abutilon Theophrasti (F. Malvaceae)"

  • Kaia Ball, a senior biology molecular cell track major from Bolingbrook, Ill.

"Conferral of streptomycin resistance via crispr/cas9 genome editing in escherichia coli"

  • 道格·谢里尔(Doug Sherrill)是伊利诺伊州西联大学(West Union)生物学专业的一名大四学生.

"Effect of partial blindness on hunting behavior in salticus scenicus (araneae: salticidae) in a controlled environment"

  • Raisa Zamacona-Gonzalez是来自西班牙Getxo的生物学大四学生

林蛙的同型转换与脾脏发育

  • 安吉丽娜·托马斯,迪凯特大学护理专业大四学生

“一份循证临床指南:质量改进 & 成本削减战略”

3rd Place Awards

  • 艾琳·卢肯斯(Erin Lukens)是伊利诺伊州约翰斯顿市生物学专业的一名大四学生.

"Effects of elevated salinity on cuban treefrog (osteopilus septentrionalis) tadpole aldosterone levels, growth, and development"

  • 布莱恩·特雷勒,山大学化学专业大三学生. Zion

gcgns序列衍生物抗癌特性的研究  

  • 雷切尔·Munyembabazi是迪凯特大学化学专业的一名大四学生

“探索金属纳米颗粒作为抗癌剂的可行性”    

  • 安吉拉·雷,来自蒙特州的大四护士. Zion; and Katlyn Niepoetter, a senior nursing major from Decatur

“着反免疫接种运动”

  • Yvette Musanganya, 来自戈马的护理专业大四学生, Congo; and Cali Melton, 来自奥瑞安娜的大四护士, Ill.

硬膜外镇痛:分娩中对母亲和婴儿的风险

  • 来自芝加哥的政治科学高级学生Julisa Sierra说

美国人口贩卖特别工作组.S.重叠管辖权和刑事司法方法

Phi Kappa Phi Award

  • Anthony Bryan

"Enhanced hematological condition in birds of prey undergoing rehabilitation is independent of vitamin supplementation"