Student Research on Display

January 3, 2022

Students in Education, Psychology, and Social Work courses displayed scholarly posters for the biannual SHaPE (Social Work, Human Services, and Psychology, Education) Research Symposium. Students involved in the symposium were enrolled in EDUC 146-Psychology and Development for Educators, PSYC 380-Sport Psychology, and SWRK 410-Social Work Research Project. Posters reflected a wide array of topics and were in the categories of literature review, application of theory, and original research. Due to the lingering effects of the pandemic the event was held virtually. 

The event launched with a welcome to the 117 participating students from Kent Henning, Grand View President, and Dr. Carl Moses, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. After the welcome, students entered breakout rooms for two 1-hour sessions where they presented their work, as well as listened to and commented on fellow students’ posters. 

First place went to Jennifer Shepperd (SWRK 410) for original research on the topic of Health Care Utilization and Accessibility Among Adults Experiencing Homelessness.  

Second place honors went to two students whose scores were tied: Michaela Bryant (EDUC 146) for application of theory to Discipline and Child Development, and Charity Dangelser (SWRK 410) for original research on Vicarious Resilience: Benefits of Exposure to Client Adversity

Third place was shared by the team of Peyton Moffett and Kayla Swesey (EDUC 146) for application of theory in discussion of Effects of Divorce on Learning

Fourth place honors went to the team of Lauren Bair, Blake Beaune, Ernest Docker, Ryan Miller, and Cam Nelson (PSYC 380) for their literature review to understand The Impact National Wealth has on Olympic Success

Thanks go to the judges who reviewed and commented on each of the 43 posters in the symposium: Dr. Cathy Beck-Cross (Social Work), Dr. Josh Call (English), Dr. Guy Cunningham (Psychology), Dr. Jaci Easter (Education), Dr. Amy Getty (English), Dr. Avilah Getzler (English), Ms. Kristen Muleya (Psychology), Mr. Myke Selha (Social Work), Dr. Kris Owens (Psychology/Human Services), Dr. Paul Rider (Dean, College of Social and Natural Sciences), Ms. Peggy Urtz (Criminal Justice), and Dr. Patty Williams (Vice Provost for Graduate and Professional Studies). 

Moderators for the event were Dr. Josh Woods (Psychology), Dr. Cathy Beck-Cross (Social Work), Dr. Jaci Easter (Education), Ms. Kimberlee Gregory (Social Work), and Dr. Treye Rosenberger (Counselor Education Program).