CEHS shines at 2018 Research Fair


CEHS shines at 2018 Research Fair

02 May 2018    

Students from the College of Education and Human Sciences represented the college in outstanding fashion at the 2018 UNL Spring Research Fair April 10 and 11 at the Nebraska Union. The annual event featured more than 250 undergraduate research posters, six undergraduate creative exhibits and more than 150 graduate research posters. More than 400 students participated over the course of the two-day fair.

To recognize students’ creative and scholarly achievements and accomplishments, prizes were awarded to the top undergraduate and graduate posters and exhibits. A third of the graduate competition awardees were from CEHS. They were:

Rong Fan, master’s student, Nutrition and Health Sciences, “Maternal n-3 PUFA supplementation Potentiates Offspring's Brown Adipose Tissue Development via Epigenetic Mechanisms”

Allen Garcia, doctoral student, Educational Psychology, “Enhancing the Assessment of Bullying: Psychometric Properties of the VPBS”

Yongeun Kim, master’s student, Nutrition and Health Sciences “Gamma Tocotrienol Attenuates the Aberrant Lipid Mediator Production in NLRP3-inflammasome Stimulated Macrophages”

Ann Matthews and Erin Hamel, doctoral students, Child, Youth and Family Studies, “Exploring early childhood during periods of family homelessness: Parenting Strategies and the Role of the Shelter”

Undergraduate competition awardees from CEHS were:

Brenna Schmader, sophomore, dietetics, Nutrition and Health Sciences, “Developing a Health Needs Assessment: Co-Creating Initiatives with Communities” under associate professor Lisa Franzen-Castle

Elizabeth Naveja, junior, elementary education and special education, Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education, “Future Teachers: The Impact of Career Academy, Community College, and Four-Year Colleges and How Learners of Color Get Through Them” under assistant professor Amanda Morales

Elly Glazier, sophomore, Nutrition and Health Science, “Calorie Restriction and Protein” under assistant professor Karsten Koehler

Kelsey Young, senior, communication sciences and disorders, Special Education and Communication Disorders, “Expiratory Muscle Strength Training: Devices and Outcomes” under assistant professor Angela Dietsch

The top graduate posters, received a $400 travel grant to present their research at a regional or national conference. The top undergraduate posters received a $250 award sponsored by their college.

Congratulations to all of these outstanding CEHS students.


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