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SCHOLAR Day Showcases Student Research

April 20, 2012

ALLIANCE, Ohio — Students in all areas of study presented their research during the University of Mount Union’s annual SCHOLAR Day event held Tuesday, April 17.

SCHOLAR Day, which stands for Student Celebration Honoring Our Latest Academic Research, is a campus-wide day filled with presentations showcasing academic excellence and scholarly research conducted by Mount Union students. Three formal presentation sessions and one poster session were included this year, highlighting 34 formal presentations and 63 speakers during three hour-long sessions. There were also 16 posters on display this year, with 26 students standing by to talk about their projects.

The annual event gives students a chance to share their latest academic research with faculty, staff, students, family, friends and the surrounding communities.

Some of this year’s research projects included the study of food waste at Mount Union, effects of caffeine on memory and attention, infanticide in China, effectiveness of compression garments on wrestler’s recovery time, the effect of tattoo status and gender on perceptions of relationships, custom web design, mathematics in art, nature and the effects of mood on text message interpretation, development of a mobile application, children’s theatre, ankle injuries, investment in the retail industry and Agent Orange.

SCHOLAR Day, which began in 2008, highlights the research projects of Mount Union’s undergraduate students. The continued success of this academic tradition is made possible through the generous support of George ’58 and Sally (Shrake ’59) Stradley of Hartville, OH and the Donald and Alice Noble Foundation of Wooster, OH.

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