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April 18, 2014

IUPUC student research to be showcased

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Student researchers:

Emma Metz | Communication studies major with sociology minor (Edinburgh)

Courtney Seiwert | Communication studies major with sociology minor (Columbus)

Faculty mentor:

Dr. Anna Carmon | Assistant professor of communication studies (Columbus)

9. BEYOND THE SOUTHERN STRATRGY? AN ANALYSIS OF RAND PAUL’S SPEECH AT HOWARD UNIVERSITY

This project argues that U. S. Senator Rand Paul’s speech at Howard University in April 2013, given in order to repair the Republican Party’s tattered relationship with minority voters, ultimately fell short by perpetuating a “race-blind” vision of the Civil Rights Movement, emphasizing white agency in the movement while deemphasizing inequalities inherent in United States history. It also explores the implications of Paul’s speech for the future of the Republican Party. The student researcher presented his work at the Central States Communication Association’s Undergraduate Honors Conference in Minneapolis this month.

Student researcher:

James O’Mara | Communication studies major (Seymour)

Faculty mentor:

Dr. Ryan Neville-Shepard | Assistant professor of communication studies (City)

10. PREY ATTRACTION TO THE CARNIVOROUS PLANT GENLISEA

The purpose of this research is to understand if Genlisea prefers one kind of prey organism, such as Paramecium and Daphnia, over another. It includes observation on how organisms interact with the Genlisea traps: whether the plant traps its prey passively (the organism walks into the traps) or actively (captures or sucks-in its prey).

Student researcher:

Kirk Rumple | Biology major with a psychology minor (Seymour)

Faculty mentor:

Dr. Barbara Hass Jacobus | Lecturer in biology (Nashville)

11. A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF HAND HYGIENE TECHNIQUES IN SCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN

Currently, three different forms of hand washing exist in the general public: hand washing with regular (non-antibacterial) soap, hand washing with antibacterial soap, and the use of hand sanitizer. However, little is known about which method is more effective for the average time an individual washes his or her hands. Finding and implementing the most effective practice could decrease the prevalence of upper respiratory tract infections in children, while also decreasing student and adult absenteeism, company loss (due to employee absenteeism), and hospital costs (due to hospital-acquired infections). The researcher will present her findings in Indianapolis during the Indiana University School of Nursing’s annual Nursing Research Day in December.

Student researcher:

Crista Turmail | Nursing major with a psychology minor (Seymour)

Faculty mentor:

Bethany Murray | Clinical assistant professor of nursing (City)

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