Academic Festival 2018

Academic Festival 2018Academic Festival 2018

Thank you to everyone who made this year’s Academic Festival such a great success, especially our 175 participants and the faculty who supported them.

Here’s the complete list of winners. Congratulations to everyone!

Provost’s Prize

  • Winner: Trent Thompson, “The Impact of a Nation’s Research and Development Expenditure on Scientific Literacy”

Campus Choice

  • First prize: Molly Barker and Alicia Buynovsky, “Educating Indigenous Populations in Rural Guatamala about Menstrual Hygiene Management in Collaboration with Days For Girls International”
  • Second prize: Danielle A. Vigliarolo, Gianna N. Bordieri, Haily E. Reatherford, and Gabriella Messina, “Trends in Exercise and Listening Habits of the Sacred Heart University Community”
  • Third prize: Dayna Cardona, Jennifer Duran, Laina Iuele, Erin Kearns, Cynthia Louro, Allison Rotondo, and Megan Sirois, ”Promoting Health with the Distribution of an Improved Water Source to the Indigenous Population in Rural Guatemala in Collaboration with IDC Missions”

WAC Writing Prize

  • First prize: Uwem Akpanikat, “My Interview with Akan”
  • Second prize: Trent Thompson, “The Impact of a Nation’s Research and Development Expenditure on Scientific Literacy”
  • Third prize: Christopher Kantor, ”Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission and the Inherent Unfairness to the ‘Un-united’ American Citizen”

Best Multidisciplinary Research or Collaboration

  • Winner: Trent Thompson, “The Impact of a Nation’s Research and Development Expenditure on Scientific Literacy”
  • Honorable mention: Eve Papa, “Hawthorne’s ‘The Birthmark’ as an Introduction to the Modern Debate of Eugenics and Their Societal Implications”
  • Honorable mention: Laura Donato, “The Impact of Gender on Depression Rates in Cardiac Rehabilitation Patients”

Most Meaningful

  • Winner: Casey Culkin, “SVMC Emergency Department Handoff Reinforcement Using SBAR”
  • Honorable mention: Sarah Sullivan, “Preschooler’s Motor Development and Executive Function Skills”
  • Honorable mention: Dayna Cardona, Jennifer Duran, Laina Iuele, Erin Kearns, Cynthia Louro, Allison Rotondo, and Megan Sirois, “Promoting Health with the Distribution of an Improved Water Source to the Indigenous Population in Rural Guatemala in Collaboration with IDC Missions”

Best Visuals

  • Winner: Brandon Capuano, “Green HR”
  • Honorable mention: Maddalena Tondi, “Advertising Campaign for Ronald McDonald House”
  • Honorable mention: Nicole Esposito, “Pollution and Infant Mortality”

Most Creative

  • Winner: Emily Jones, Alaina Silveri, and Hissah Al Karam, “Quality Nursing Scheduling”
  • Honorable mention: Nancirose Piazza, “The Chinese Remainder Theorem”

Most Scholarly Impact or Potential

  • Winner: Anna Brown, Margot Simeone, Noelle Mayne, Gabriella Monferrato, “How Does Reading Fiction Improve Theory of Mind?”
  • Honorable mention: Eve Papa, “Hawthorne’s ‘The Birthmark’ as an Introduction to the Modern Debate of Eugenics and Their Societal Implications”
  • Honorable mention: Christelle Exile, “Using Predation Rates to Assess the Function of Restored Spartina alterniflora marshe”

College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Prize

  • Winner: Amanda Beecher and Christina Cerreta, “Block Island, Horseshoe Crab Paradise”
  • Honorable mention: Nicole Esposito, “Dominant Eigenvalue of a Sudoku Submatrix”
  • Honorable mention: Melissa O’Rourke, “Guardians of the Galaxy: A Holistic Theoretical Analysis”

College of Health Professions Dean’s Prize

  • Winner: Christopher Cote and Douglas Terrone, “Reliability of C3Logix™ Ability to Detect Postural Sway Compared to a Gold Standard Force Plate System”
  • Honorable mention: Jake Tavernite, “Lower Extremity Stiffness Pre-Competition and Post-Competition”
  • Honorable mention: Laura Donato,” The Impact of Gender on Depression Rates in Cardiac Rehabilitation Patients”

College of Nursing Dean’s Prize

  • Winner: Christina Masciale, “Understanding and Managing the Symptoms of Chemo Brain in Oncology Patients”
  • Honorable mention: Molly Barker and Alicia Buynovsky, “Educating Indigenous Populations in Rural Guatemala about Menstrual Hygiene Management in Collaboration with Days for Girls International”
  • Honorable mention: Dayna Cardona, Jennifer Duran, Laina Iuele, Erin Kearns, Cynthia Louro, Allison Rotondo, and Megan Sirois, “Promoting Health with the Distribution of an Improved Water Source to the Indigenous Population in Rural Guatemala in Collaboration with IDC Missions”

Welch College of Business Dean’s Prize

  • Winner: Trent Thompson, “The Impact of a Nation’s Research and Development Expenditure on Scientific Literacy”
  • Honorable mention: Thomas Ketcham, “State Legislative Term Limits Impact on Cigarette Taxation”
  • Honorable mention: Bryan C. Reilly, Jeffrey Moreno, Kelsey Hansen Alshibli, and Zachary Ryan, “Corporate Governance: The Value of Corporate Governance on Firm Value”

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