University Research Symposia

For information about the Graduate Research Conference, see below .

Undergraduate Symposium

The 37th EMU Undergraduate Symposium will be held Friday, March 31, 2017, in the Student Center. Geography and Geology Department students will be incredilbly well representsed at this year's symposium. Please see below for the schedule of presentations. For more information about the general symposium, see http://www.emich.edu/symposium/ . All Geography & Geology students are encourage to attend the symposium to support our students and learn more about potential research with a one-on-one faculty mentorship!

A Study of Pre-Service Teachers’ Opinions on Carbon Dioxide Emissions and Human Activity
Susan Ervin
Katherine Ryker, faculty mentor
Oral Session D — Room 204 — 3:15 p.m.

Pinpointing and Mapping Areas for Wetland Restoration in the Western Lake Erie Basin: A GIS Approach
Jennifer Harper
Xining Yang, faculty mentor
Oral Session B — Room 352 — 10:45 a.m.

Petrophysical Analysis of Crystal Exploration Company Kern 1-22 Well, Lapeer County, Michigan
Glenn Loriaux
Michael Bradley, faculty mentor
Poster Group 1 — 301A/B — 9-10:30 a.m.

On Evolution and Assumptions: Pre-Service Teachers’ Knowledge of Bird and Reptile Morphology and Evolution
Abigail Melnik
Katherine Ryker, faculty mentor
Oral Session D — Room 204 — 3 p.m.

Guatemalan Power Dynamics for the Native Population
Matthew Neuvirth
Zachary Moore, faculty mentor
Oral Session D — Room 304 — 4 p.m.

Mapping the Effects of Climate Change on the Great Lakes using Geographic Information System
Grace Nicholas
Xining Yang, faculty mentor
Oral Session C — Room 304 — 2 p.m.

Analysis of Volcanic Ash
Conor O'Dowd
Christine Clark and Katherine Ryker, faculty mentors
Oral Session A — Room 301 — 9:15 a.m.

The Influence of How We Think About Elementary Classrooms, Science, and Math on Learning
Stephanie Porcari
Katherine Ryker, faculty mentor
Oral Session D — Room 204 — 3:30 p.m.

X-Site Over-Occupancy in Povondraite
Matthew Schiffert
Christine Clark, faculty mentor
Oral Session B — Room 352 — 11 a.m.

Anthropogenic Emissions, Climate Change, and Public Opinion
Leah Underwood
Katherine Ryker, faculty mentor
Oral Session A — Room 301 — 9 a.m.

Constructing an Educational Website Focusing on Fossil Macroalgae
Donovan Verge
Steven LoDuca, faculty mentor
Poster Group 1 — 301A/B — 9-10:30 a.m.

Collection and Analysis of Morphometric Data for the Fossil Macroalga Marpolia
Sarah Williamson
Steven LoDuca, faculty mentor
Oral Session C — Room 304 — 1:45 p.m. 


Graduate Research Conference

The EMU Graduate Research Conference will be held Friday, March 24, 2017, in the Student Center.  The Historic Preservation Master's Program will have four students participating. For more information about the conference, click here.

Cultural Landscapes and Re-Photography: Changing Cultures and Our Influence on the Landscapes Around Us
Rachel Ellenson
Paper Session #2 — Room 301 — 10:30–11:45 am

Recording the Built Environment of Eastern Michigan University with Digital Technologies
Jacqueline Matheny
Paper Session #3 — Room 352 — 1:15–2:30 pm

The Seat of Life: The American Home Toilet
Chelsea Dantuma
Paper Session #4 — Room 350 — 2:45–4 pm

The Rise, Fall, and Rise (Again) of the American Pantry
Haley McAlpine
Paper Session #4 — Room 350 — 2:45–4 pm