Ohio Wesleyan University students presented original research and creative work at OWU’s 2016 Student Symposium.
The second annual event, held April 20, allowed students to share the breadth and depth of their OWU academic work, hone their professional presentation skills, and foster communication about future research projects and artistic creations.
Eugene Lim of Delaware presented “Asynchronous Neural Activity: New Underpinnings in Epilepsy?” Lim was mentored by OWU faculty Christian Fink.
Kyle Davis of Sunbury presented “Avian Biodiversity in Primary Growth, Secondary Growth, and Clear Cut Habitats.” Davis was mentored by OWU faculty David Johnson.
Michael Mora Brenes of Radnor presented “Bodas de Sangre: When Destiny and Tragedy Conquest Love”; “Town Gown Relationships in Delaware, Ohio”; and “Witchcraft in 16th-17th Century Spain.” Mora Brenes was mentored by OWU faculty Eva Paris- Huesca, Paul Dean and Glenda Nieto-Cuebas, respectively.
Alanna Spalsbury of Delaware presented “Hyperlexia: Research and Case Study.” Spalsbury was mentored by OWU faculty Katherine Glenn-Applegate.
Meghan Schulze of Johnstown presented “Las Mujeres Castigadas.” Schulze was mentored by OWU faculty Glenda Nieto-Cuebas.
Blake Brewer of Westerville presented “Sustainability at Ohio Wesleyan University.” Brewer was mentored by OWU faculty John Krygier.
Andrew Barnhardt of Dublin presented “The Compatible Nature of Evolution in an American Christian Systematic Theology.” Barnhardt was mentored by OWU faculty Susan Gunasti.
Undergraduate research, conducted under the mentorship of expert faculty, is a central component of The OWU Connection, Ohio Wesleyan’s approach to student learning that links academic theory with real-world practice.
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