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June 11, 2019 Research Exhibition Showcases Student Learning

Central Penn students’ intellectual firepower was on full display at last week’s Research Exhibition, which featured 47 entries by individuals, groups and clubs. The wide range of subject matter showcased the students’ degree program, background and interests.  

A visitor strolling around the Conference Center could learn about a multitude of subjects, ranging from Civil War weaponry to the Black Arts Movement… dynamic vs. PNF (Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation) stretching… the benefits of using a therapy ball for cerebral palsy patients… treatment (and the lack thereof) for infants born dependent on drugs, to name just a few.  

“Year to year we are seeing an overall improvement in the presentations, which we are very happy about,” says Library Director Diane Porterfield, who spearheads the event. “This year, a number of participants went above and beyond in creating their displays.”  

The following students were recognized for outstanding research this year:

  • First Place: Rachel Chopka, “Pet Therapy and Quality of Life for People in Correctional Facilities” 
  • Second Place: Shannon Assman, “Yoga Therapy in the Prison System” 
  • Third Place: Samantha Feldman, “Mindfulness and Meditation and the effects on ADHD” 

The Knightly News was voted “audience favorite” for its presentation that examined recycling on local college campuses.