The 2020 Virtual Graduate Research Symposium

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Beginning at 3:00PM on Thursday, April 23rd through 1:00PM on Friday, April 24th you can view posters and oral presentations at your own pace. This portion of the Graduate Research Symposium will be asynchronous. Please take the opportunity to view each presentation and prepare questions that can be asked of the presenters during the live Q&A sessions on Friday afternoon.​

2020 Graduate Research Presentations

Poster Presentations

Health & Physical Education

Some posters have a QR code that can be scanned so you can listen to the students oral presentation. You will need to download a free QR code reader app on your smart device.

Lei Dunn | Starting Strides Moving Forward

Third Place in Poster Presentations:

Lei Dunn | What’s for lunch: A Correlation Between Food Deserts and Food Insecurity in School-aged Children

Devin Anderson | Coordinated Approach to Child Health

Nicolette Harris | Movement Motivation

MacKenzie Pigg | Community Recreation and Parks: Active Amherst Healthy Community

 

 

Speech Language Pathology

Second Place in Poster Presentations:

Lexi Stenback, Kristin Wilcox, Dallas Phelps, & Hannah Milliken | The Effect of Bolus Size and Texture on Eating Comfort

 

First Place in Poster Presentations:

Jennifer Putney, Cortney Sullivan, Crossley Wagner, & Tim Worthen | Telepractice in Speech-Language Pathology: Views of SLPs in Virginia

 

 

Beth Barnes, Summer Chenault, Abbie Preston, & Natalie Dean | The Relationship Between Verbal Fluency Performance and an Online Grocery Shopping Task in Young Neurotypical Adults With No Brain Damage

 

Hannah Millirons, Lauren Schlemmer, & Tanner Turner | College Freshmen’s Comprehension of Basic Grammar: A Pilot Study

 

 

 

School Librarianship

Some posters have a QR code that can be scanned so you can listen to the students oral presentation. You will need to download a free QR code reader app on your smart device.

Shannon Bailey | Word on the tweet is…: Using social media to engage high school library stakeholders

Jenna Hamlett | School Library Collections: Representation of Characters with Mental Illnesses-Poster

Oral Presentations

Speech Language Pathology

Kourtney Landis, Mason Moorefield, Hanna Schenkelberg, & Lucy Wallace | Perception of Public Speaking Skills for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities: A Pilot Study

 

Third Place in Oral Presentations:

Beth Barnes | The Role of Breathing in Singing

 

Tied for First Place in Oral Presentations:

Hannah Millirons | How Scientists Are Creating Speech From Neural Activity

 

 

Reading, Literacy & Learning

Tied for First Place in Oral Presentations:

Kaitlyn Long | “Extra Extra” Teach All About It

 

 

Counselor Education

Morgan Cassady, Amy Trowbridge, Madison Rowzee, Mackenzie Hartless, Marin Tettelbach, Marie Danner & Abbey Stoneman | Trauma: The Invisible Backpack

3MP (Three Minute Presentations)

The 3 Minute Presentation (3 MP) allows graduate students or graduate program alumni to share how their research, inquiry, and graduate work will help them make a difference in their chosen careers through a highly polished, practiced, memorized three-minute oral presentation.  3MP presenters are allowed to have one slide and presentations need to be appropriate to non-specialist audiences so anyone can understand the potential impact of a graduate level studies. Because our 3 MP’s were virtual this year, we allowed our presenters to go up to 4 minutes so they could keep their pace slow enough to be clear and easily understood in the virtual environment. Thank you to Dr. Ronda Scarrow for coaching our 3 MP students!

 

Speech Language Pathology

Jennifer Putney | Speech Language Pathologists’ Receptiveness to Telepractice for Speech Therapy Treatment

 

Lucy Wallace | Facilitating the Development of Social Skills: One Small Way I can Help Change the World

 

 

 

Counselor Education

Stuart Gunter | Exploring Walk-and-Talk Therapy

 

Special Education

Sadie Hodges | Just Like Trey: Utilizing Video Modeling and Prompting and Global Collaboration to Better Prepare Students with Intellectual Disabilities

Live Virtual Q&A Sessions

Presenters: Please note that this Zoom meeting will be live throughout the duration of the Symposium. You will be muted upon entry. As you enter the meeting, please be cognizant of Q&A sessions that are in progress and wait until your allotted time to begin. Please be mindful of background noise and position your camera properly to ensure optimal conditions for your session. There will be a moderator available within the session to help if there are any questions or concerns. The moderator will signal the start of each Q&A session by introducing the presenters and their topic.

Viewers: Please note that this Zoom meeting will be live throughout the duration of the Symposium. You will be muted upon entry. The moderator will signal the start of each Q&A session by introducing the presenters and their topic. After that, viewers will be able to ask questions to presenters regarding their research. You are welcome to attend as many of the Q&A sessions as you would like. If viewing the poster session Q&A, be sure to address your question to the specific presenter.​