The College of DuPage Library's Second Annual Student Research Symposium took place ONLINE, May 8, 2020. The Symposium gave COD students the opportunity to present their research projects.

The day included student presentations, remarks given by COD President Dr. Brian W. Caputo, the keynote address given by Dr. Michelle E. Moore, COD Professor of English, and the Awards Ceremony.

The 2020 Symposium award amounts were as follows:

  • First Place: $1000.00.
  • Second place: $500.00
  • Third place: $200.00
  • Honorable Mention: Several awards of $100.00 each

We're pleased to announce the winners of our Second Annual COD Library Research and Award Symposium:

First Place: Savannah Santos
Idiopathic‌ ‌Hypersomnia‌ ‌and‌ ‌Narcolepsy‌ ‌2:‌ ‌Subjective‌ ‌Experiences‌ ‌of‌ ‌Stimulant‌ ‌Use‌

Second Place: Cierra Desmaratti
Enriching the STEM System

Third Place: Madeleine Amberg
Inside the Mind of a Psychopath - Are We Born Evil?

Honorable Mentions:
Mike Beukema Presidential Debates or Political Theatre?
Anna Crosby Eveline’s Lack of Love: An Analysis of “Eveline”
Eden Dolinski, Michael Hussey, Gabriella Lozano A Dream Worth Fighting For
Gillian Fletcher Fighting PTSD with Horses
Zoha Hameedi Effects of Abiotic Factors on Growth Rate of Lemna Minor (duckweed)
Jasmine Keith Intermittent Fasting and its Effect on Weight Loss
Jane Langan The Truth About Immigration in the US
Jaclyn Logan People's Resource Center and Food Insecurity
Jillian Pitelka The Transformation of Tessie Hutchinson: A Character Analysis
Syeda Saberi Character Analysis

We would like to thank the College of DuPage Foundation for a generous grant which provided financial funding to support the COD Library Student Research Symposium.

Schedule

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2020
Friday, May 8th
9:00 AM

Opening Remarks

Laura Burt-Nicholas
Kenneth Orenic, College of DuPage

Symposium Main Room - Click here to attend presentation

9:00 AM - 9:10 AM

9:20 AM

Idiopathic‌ ‌Hypersomnia‌ ‌and‌ ‌Narcolepsy‌ ‌2:‌ ‌Subjective‌ ‌Experiences‌ ‌of‌ ‌Stimulant‌ ‌Use‌

Savannah Santos, College of DuPage

Symposium Room B - Click here to attend presentation

9:20 AM - 10:10 AM

Persuasion and Swearing: How Gender, Status, and Word Choice Influence Attitudes

Brianna Orto, College of DuPage
Adrian Brown, College of DuPage
Evan Gray, College of DuPage

Symposium Room B - Click here to attend presentation

9:20 AM - 10:10 AM

Effects of Abiotic Factors on Growth Rate of Lemna Minor (duckweed)

Zoha Hameedi, College of DuPage

Sympoisum Room A - Click here to attend presentation

9:20 AM - 10:10 AM

Enriching the STEM System

Cierra Desmaratti, College of DuPage

Symposium Room A - Click here to attend presentation

9:20 AM - 10:10 AM

Intermittent Fasting and its Effect on Weight Loss

Jasmine Keith, College of DuPage

Symposium Room A - Click here to attend presentation

9:20 AM - 10:10 AM

10:20 AM

Character Analysis

Syeda Saberi, College of DuPage

Symposium Room B - Click here to attend presentation

10:20 AM - 11:10 AM

Eveline’s Lack of Love: An Analysis of “Eveline”

Anna Crosby, College of DuPage

Symposium Room B - Click here to attend presentation

10:20 AM - 11:10 AM

The Transformation of Tessie Hutchinson: A Character Analysis

Jillian Pitelka

Symposium Room B - Click here to attend presentation

10:20 AM - 11:06 AM

A Dream Worth Fighting For

Eden Dolinski, College of DuPage
Michael Hussey, College of DuPage
Gabriella Lozano, College of DuPage

Symposium Room A - Click here to attend presentation

10:20 AM - 11:10 AM

Fighting PTSD with Horses

Gillian Fletcher

Symposium Room A - Click here to attend presentation

10:20 AM - 11:10 AM

People's Resource Center and Food Insecurity

Jaclyn Logan

Symposium Room A - Click here to attend presentation

10:20 AM - 11:10 AM

Inside the Mind of a Psychopath - Are We Born Evil?

Madeleine Amberg

Symposium Room C - Click here to attend presentation

10:20 AM - 11:10 AM

Presidential Debates or Political Theatre?

Mike Beukema

Symposium Room C - Click here to attend presentation

10:20 AM - 11:10 AM

The Truth About Immigration in the US

Jane Langan, College of DuPage

Symposium Room C - Click here to attend presentation

10:20 AM - 11:10 AM

11:15 AM

Remarks by COD President Dr. Brian W. Caputo

Brian W. Caputo, College of DuPage

Symposium Main Room - Click here to attend presentation

11:15 AM - 11:10 AM

11:20 AM

Keynote Presentation: Dr. Michelle E. Moore

Michelle E. Moore

Symposium Main Room - Click here to attend presentation

11:20 AM - 11:50 AM

11:55 AM

Awards Ceremony and Closing Comments

Laura Burt-Nicholas, College of DuPage
Ken Orenic, College of DuPage

Symposium Main Room - Click here to attend presentation

11:55 AM