PASSHE Undergraduate Research Conference in
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
November 21 - 22, 2014
Slippery Rock University

Keynote Speaker
  Dr. Susan Larson - Concordia College
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Location Information:
 Slippery Rock University
 1 Morrow Way
 Slippery Rock, PA 16057

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Conference Chair:
  Dr. Deborah Whitfield
Paper Chair:
  Dr. Donald Zapien
Registration Chair:
  Nancy Cruikshank
Poster Chair:
  Dr. Jack Livingston
Proceedings Editor:
  Dr. Deborah Whitfield



The 2nd Annual Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) conference for Undergraduate Research in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics was held on Slippery Rock's campus November 21 and 22, 2014. STEM students from A total of 112 students and 32 faculty mentors from 8 universities attended the PASSHE Undergraduate Research Conference in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). 15 oral presentations were given and 52 poster presentations were delivered.

2014 Presentation Winners

1st Place  --  Physics  --  Kutztown University

Cody Wright
Study of Processes in the Source for Zinc Oxide Nanowire Deposition
Advisor: Dr. Marion Tzolov
Cody Wright


2nd Place  --  Engineering/Engineering Tech  --  Slippery Rock University

Xindi Li
Improving Bus Schedule Reliability in a Transit System
Advisor: Dr. Roger Salano
Xindi Li


3rd Place  --  Biology  --  Kutztown

Danielle Halteman
Examining The Effect Of Changing Group Dynamics On The Behaviors Of Beluga Whales At Mystic Aquarium (Mystic, Ct)
Advisor: Dr. Wendy Ryan
Danielle Halteman




2014 Poster Winners


1st Place  --  Chemistry  --  California University

Casey Bricker
Identification Analysis of Iron Coffin Burials from Southeast Virginia
Advisor: Dr. Douglas Owsley


2nd Place  --  Anthropology  --  Bloomsburg University
Lacy Marbaker
An Application of Forensic Anthropology
Advisors: Dr. Conrad Quintyn anthd Dr. Faith Warner
Lacy Marbaker


3rd Place Tie    
Biology  --  Indiana University
Kayla Weinfurther
Exploring the northern distributional limits of the Mesoamerican leopard frog Lithobates taylori (Amphibia: Ranidae) using a DNA barcoding approach
Advisor: Dr. Josiah Townsend
Robert Connacher and Mary Chey
Analysis of Cloned and Sequenced Mycoviral Double-Stranded (DS)-RNA from the Plant Pathogenic Fungus Rhizoctonia Solani
Advisor: Dr. Seema Bharathan