Days of Discovery 2021

Thank you to everyone who attended the Office of Research and the Faculty Research Board’s fifth annual Days of Discovery!

This two-day event included keynote speakers and live, pre-recorded and poster presentations from PNW’s faculty and students. Through the Days of Discovery, we strive to:

  • Increase awareness of PNW research, innovation and economic development impacts
  • Foster collaboration among students, faculty and the research and innovation community
  • Recognize our faculty and students who participate in research and scholarship

Congratulations to the Student Awardees!

Graduate Students

First Place: Saiber Shaikh; Experiences of Mental Health Stigma among Counselors-in-Training: A Phenomenological Inquiry; Mentor(s): Injung Lee, School of Education and Counseling.

Second Place: Saswot Thap; Design of Solidification-stress Model for Continuous Casting of Steel; Mentor(s): Chenn Zhou, Mechanical Engineering. 

Third Place: Tzu-Chi Liang, Alexia Kingzette, Nicholas Triplett, Lauren Slivinski; Ethical Considerations for Marriage and Family Therapists as Mental Health Influencers on Social Media; Mentor(s): Megan Murphy, Behavioral Sciences.

Undergraduate Students

First Place: Kristine Koch; Bioinformatic Exploration of Antimicrobial Resistance in the Serratia marcescens Proteome; Mentor(s): Scott Bates, Lindsay Gielda, Biology.

Second Place: John Rosser, Nathaniel Doan, Emily Higley; Design of Oxygen Enriched Combustion in a Reheating Furnace; Mentor(s): Chenn Zhou, CIVS, Armin Silaen, CIVS.

Third Place: Tyler Stoeger, Farida Akhmadullina, Taylor Kroon, Jake Dyrkacz, Herminio Serguei; A Comprehensive Analysis of Current and Proposed Budget Models at Purdue University Northwest; Mentor(s): Amlan Mitra, Paul McGrath, Economics.

Julia Yanes Barrera, Aidan Dunleavy; A Statistical Analysis of COVID-19 Demographic Data in Indiana Using Time Series Data and Marascuilo Procedure; Mentor(s): Gokarna Aryal, Mathematics.

2021 Keynote Speakers

How can you promote your own healthy living? John J. Durocher, PNW’s Nils K. Nelson endowed associate professor of health studies, addresses this in his keynote speech: “Lifestyle Strategies to Power Onward.”

How has the Biden administration lived up to its promises so far? Yu Ouyang, PNW’s assistant professor of political science, answers this in his keynote speech: “The Biden Administration: Campaign Promises and an Initial Assessment.”