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2018 Honors College Thesis Fair

The 2018 HC thesis fair was a huge success. Thesis posters were on display throughout the Learning Innovation Center (LInC) and the hallways were buzzing with excitement over this year’s projects. Congratulations to all HC graduates.

All photos from the thesis fair are posted here. A full list of thesis titles, authors and mentors and a selection of thesis posters can be viewed here.

2018 thesis poster winners are:

In the Engineering category –  Jonathan Su, “Characterizing Bioactivity and Biocompatibility of Coatings for Endotoxin Capture in Treatment of Sepsis,” mentored by Dr. Kate Schilke within Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering.

Within the Humanities, co-sponsored by the OSU Center for the Humanities – Catherine Mina, “The Women’s March 2017: Predicting Participation in an Unprecedented Protest,” mentored by Dr. Kelsy Kretschmer within Sociology.

In the category of Science –  Kathryn Chen, A Robust Mycobacterium smegmatis Assay to Identify Anti-tubercular Novel Natural Products,” mentored by Dr. Sandra Loesgen within Chemistry.

In the category of Social Science and Business –  Aimee Miller, “Efficacy of the Wellness Focused “Be Orange Challenge” with Tracking to Promote Healthy Behavior Change” mentored by Dr. Emily Tomayko within Nutrition.

A special thank you goes to HC students  Dillon Koch, Katrina Hiebel, Calvin Kocher, Jeremy Banka, Kevin Bishop, True Gibson, and Ibrahim Moussaoui who participated in the first ever HC Lightining Talk competition.

Lightning Talk competition winners are:

In the Engineering category is Kevin Bishop, “A CMOS-Based Microfluidic Cell Counter,” mentored by Dr. Matthew Johnston within Electrical and Computer Engineering.

In Science we recognize True Gibson, “A Bayesian Solution to the “Replication Crisis” in Science”, mentored by Dr. Jonathan Kaplan within Philosophy and Katrina Hiebel, “Acupuncture increases matrix metalloproteinase type-2 enzyme activity in bovine caruncles after calving,” mentored by Dr. Michelle Kutzler in Animal and Rangeland Sciences.

In the category of Humanities, Social Science and Business our selected winner was Calvin Kocher, “An Examination of the Roles of the Guaraní and Spanish Languages in the Cultural Identity of Paraguayan Migrants in Greater Buenos Aires,” mentored by Dr. Joan Gross within Anthropology.

Photos from the 2018 Thesis Fair can be viewed at https://www.flickr.com/photos/osuhonors/sets/72157694560814162

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