The following students in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences participated in the 2021 Dennis Dean Undergraduate Research and Creative Scholarship Conference, which took place online on April 30. 

Rachel AppleHuman Development, presented “The Effect of Psychiatric Disability and Sibling Age Gap on Sibling Relationships”; her faculty mentor was Carolyn ShiversHuman Development and Family ScienceTaylor BerkleyHistory, spoke on “‘Bon Appetit!’ How Julia Child Transformed American Culinary Culture”; her faculty mentor was Mark BarrowHistorySara CarterInternational Relations and Religion and Culture, gave a talk titled “America or America? A Study of Topic-based Shifting in a U.S. Expat in London”; Abby WalkerEnglish, was her faculty mentor. Human Development majors Eman AyazTaylor CovingtonBethany Grocock, and Katie Johnson; Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience major Ava Bir, Biological Sciences major Breanne De Vera, Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise major Martha Drapac, and Clinical Neuroscience majors Anvitha Metpally, Jordan Teel, and Michelle Tran presented “How Do We Perceive and Learn from Robots? Implications of the ‘Uncanny Valley’”; their faculty mentor was Koeun Choi, Human Development and Family Science. Rebecca FregosoHumanities for Public Service, spoke on “College Sibling Relationship Closeness”; her faculty mentor was Carolyn Shivers, Human Development and Family Science. Tyler PughSpanish and Industrial and Systems Engineering, presented “Sexual Violence: Impact on Academic Success and Financial Stability”; Tonisha LaneSchool of Education, was his faculty advisor. Language Sciences minors Lily Carroll, Cognitive Behavioral Neuroscience; Nicole DeFoor, Psychology; Julia GreenmanInternational Studies; Joe Harrison, Statistics; Charlotte Koogle, Human Development; Leilani Laung, Human Development; Molly Purtill, International Studies; Emma Saunders, Human Development; Jessica Taylor, Experimental Neuroscience; and Jessie Yu, Psychology, presented “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dialects”; their faculty mentor was Abby Walker, English.

Abstracts can be found here.

Koeun Choi was the recipient of the Outstanding Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentor Award for the conference.