The Ohio State University at Newark

2019 Student Research Forum Winners Announced

March 6, 2019

Nineteen students at The Ohio State University at Newark showcased their research at the 15th Annual Student Research Forum held March 5 in the John Gilbert Reese Center. Student participants gave poster presentations as well as 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.

Completed oral research winner, Megan Gallaher, presented her findings on 19th Century American literature and Liverpool, England. “I enjoyed the research. It is an important part of the academic community to do research and get the word out,” said Gallaher. “Other people can continue that research, and it builds from there. In my own small way, I am trying to do that by participating in the Student Research Forum. It’s helping me prepare for grad school in the fall.”

The full list of winners follows:
Oral Presentation, Completed Research
First Place – Megan Gallaher: Nineteenth Century Literary History and Liverpool
Second Place – Maria Bowen: You, Me & 9/11
Oral Presentation, Proposed Research
First Place – Calaudia Kuchan: Going to the Dark Side: Do Ostracized Individuals Choose Dark Triad Interaction Partners?
Second Place – Ross Boley: What Does Your Computer Desktop Say About You? Perceiving Personality from Computer Desktops
Poster Presentation, Proposed Research
First Place – Jason Tippie: Mindful Ostracism
Second Place – Lynzi Morehouse: Anxiety, Music and Risky Decision Making
Poster Presentation, Completed Research
First Place – Celeste Hinerman: Bike! Bike? Bike: An Examination of Children’s Comprehension of Intentional Prosody
Second Place – Rasmiah Amer: Aza-peptide Michael Acceptor Inhibitors for the 20S Proteasome

First place award winners received a $200 cash prize; second place award winners received a $100 cash prize.

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

Top photo: Megan Gallaher, first place recipient in the oral presentation, completed research category
Bottom photo (L-R): Ross Boley, Maria Bowen, Associate Professor Nathanial Swigger, Celeste Hinerman, Jason Tippie and Calaudia Kuchan

The Ohio State University at Newark offers an academic environment that is inclusive of diversity, challenging but supportive with world-renowned professors and access to Ohio State’s more than 200 majors. It’s where learning comes to life. Research, study abroad and service learning opportunities prepare students for their careers in ways they never expected.

2019 Ohio State Newark Student Research Forum Photo Gallery