Fargo, N.D. — The NDSU College of Human Development and Education hosted its fifth annual HDE Research Showcase on Wednesday, April 20, in the Memorial Union Prairie Rose room. Students and faculty presented 65 research posters in the largest showcase to date. Several awards were presented to graduate and undergraduate students for their work.
Michele Reid received the Student's Choice award for her project titled "University Library Public Spaces Users: A Qualitative Study." The HDE Graduate Student Advisory Council presented the award. The People's Choice Award for favorite poster went to Jena Blegan and Rebecca Woods for their research, "Infants and Malleable Objects: Is Shape a Reliable Feature?" Showcase attendees voted for the award. Blegan and Woods also won the Research Showcase Poster Award for undergraduate students. Honorable mention went to Angie Reule and Julie Garden-Robinson for their project, "Effectiveness of Health-Intervention Tools Through Online Messages."
The graduate Research Showcase Poster Award went to Mallary Scheafer and Elizabeth Bodgett-Salafia for "The Effects of Teasing by Family Members on Adolescents' Body Image." Two projects received honorable mention in this category; Anthony Randles, Anita Gust and Gary Liguori for "Assessing Healthful Food Choices and Nutritional Information on Kid's Restaurant Menus" and Jessica Lemer, Beth Blodgett-Salafia and Kristen Benson for "Women's Body Image, Attitudes and Sexual Frequency: A Mediation Analysis."
Both the undergraduate and graduate Research Showcase Poster Awards were determined by The College Research Committee. A list of the showcase posters is available at www.ndsu.edu/hde/research/hde_research_showcase/2011_showcase_listing.