QUEST & Best of QUEST 2016

On April 5, YSU undergraduate and graduate students displayed research and projects in poster sessions and oral presentations for peers, professors, community members, and judges. Every college was represented with a diverse array of research topics.

The judges were tasked with selecting one top project from each of YSU’s seven colleges. Those groups then presented at Best of QUEST, where the judges selected one winning project from an undergraduate group and one winner from the graduate student group. Other winners were selected by college.

Congratulations to those receiving a top project distinction, and to all who participated in QUEST 2016.

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Best Undergraduate Project ($1,000 Scholarship funded by YSU Foundation)

Taylor N Baum, Allison N Guerrieri, Tayah D Turocy, Rachel M Centofanti, Samantha A Mock: Determination of Protein Content and Amino Acid Composition of Farm Crickets


Best Graduate Project ($500 Scholarship funded by YSU Foundation)

Vinayak Sinha: Analyzing Developer Sentiment in Commit Logs


College Award – Graduate Studies ($200 award funded by YSU Research Foundation)

Liu Yinghui: Restoration of Melanin in Albino Mutant of Fonseace monophora can Reverse Its Pathogenicity to the Heterologous Insect Host Galleria mellonella


College Award – College of STEM ($200)

Jon Bancroft, Cory Merlo, Kyle Spickler: Design of a CNC Small Hole EDM


College Award – College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences ($200)

Megan Evans: The Debilitating Effects of Socioeconomic Status Among Elementary School Students


College Award – Bitonte Health and Human Services ($200)

Allison M Shay: Nutrition-Focused Physical Assessment for Malnutrition


College Award – Williamson College of Business Administration ($200)

Samantha Anderson: The Affordable Care Act: Financial Implications of Healthcare Mandates on Small Business


College Award – College of Creative Arts and Communication ($200)

Gina Mancini: Reflection of Personality in Social Media


College Award – Beeghley College of Education ($200)

Mackenzi Brozovich: Digital Literacy in Special Education: An Analysis and Compilation of the Resources Available in the Classroom