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Annual Research and Creativity Fair Announces Winners

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Annual Research and Creativity Fair Announces Winners


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Penn State Altoona held its annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Fair Saturday April 12.

First held in 2003, the goal of the fair is to showcase to the entire college community the exciting research and creative activities that students undertake. It also prepares students to speak articulately about their projects, a skill that will help them as they continue their academic careers or enter their vocations.

In addition to engineering, information technology, physical sciences, health, life, and social sciences posters, there were three sessions of oral presentations for arts and humanities, information technology, and physical sciences. There was also a category for performances and exhibitions. Says Laura Rotunno, associate professor of English and coordinator of the fair, "Our student participants showcased incredible work. It was wonderful to be part of this great event. I want to thank all of the faculty who acted as judges and gave up their beautiful Saturday morning for this event as well as those who encouraged and supported students and those who came out to cheer them on."

The Penn State Altoona Undergraduate Research And Creative Activities Fair is funded by the Penn State Altoona Honors Program. A complete list of winners is below.

In the Health, Life, and Physical Sciences Poster Presentations
-- First Place Sarah Landis
-- Second Place John McCleerey
-- Third Place Kelly Ketterman and Jacob Gromiller

In the Social Sciences Poster Presentations
-- First Place Oliver Fredericks
-- Second Place Sarp (Yanki) Kalfa
-- Third Place Joe Dively

In the Computing/Information Technology and Engineering Poster Presentations
-- First Place Zachary Sinisi and Michael Phillips
-- Second Place Paul Santella and Megan Brobeck
-- Third Place James Pratt and James Hackenberry

In the Arts and Humanities Oral Presentations
-- First Place Anne Maucieri
-- Second Place Rebecca Betty
-- Third Place Heather Myers

In the Math and Computing and Information Technology Oral Presentations
-- First Place Jackson Brumbaugh
-- Second Place Christopher Meek
-- Third Place Victoria McIntyre, Patrick Shea and Natasha Csicsmann

In the Physical Sciences Oral Presentations
-- First Place Shelby Stigers
-- Second Place Paul Armstrong
-- Third Place Colin Lingafelt

In the Performances
-- First Place Annette Nagle and Shana Soriano
-- Second Place Erin Becker and Imari Caldwell
-- Third Place Nathanial Dibert

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