The Ohio State University at Newark

2016 Student Research Forum Winners Announced

NEWARK, Ohio, March 10, 2016 - In its 12th year at The Ohio State University at Newark, the Student Research Forum showcased 20 different oral and poster presentations in the John Gilbert Reese Center.

Student participants gave poster presentations as well oral presentations followed by question and answer sessions. Both were judged in separate categories divided between students presenting completed research and students who are proposing research topics.

The full list of winners follows:

Oral Presentation, Completed Research

First Place - Wesley Barnhart, Reward Processing and Risky Decision Making in Disordered Eating

Second Place – Jessica Parker and Krysten Chadwick, Examining Cardiac and Behavioral Responses in a Modality Dominance Task

Oral Presentation, Proposed Research

First Place - Nikki Cotton, Sunrise to Sunset: Reproductive and Longevity Technologies in Science Fiction and Medicine

Second Place - Ben Betulius, Quantum Mechanics, Determinism, and Pseudoscience

Poster Presentation, Completed Research

First Place - Krysten Chadwick, External Influences on Risk-Taking Behavior

Second Place - Jessica Parker, Effects of Auditory Input on Spatial Serial Response Time Task

Poster Presentation, Proposed Research

First Place - Riane Paige, A Participatory Action Research Project of Parole Board Decisions for “Old Law” Offenders

Second Place - Tom Crook, Gamer Grit: Does Experience in a Game Give Frequent Video Game Players More Confidence in Completing Real-World Tasks?

To learn more about the Student Research Forum or about student research at Ohio State Newark, contact Nathaniel Swigger, associate professor of political science, at

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