Autumn 2018 3MT® Winner: Isaiah Johnson

Lived Experiences of Human Societies Title: The Great Mediator Faculty Mentor: Beth Kattelman (Theatre Research Institute)   What was your 3MT about? What were your significant results? My 3MT was about creating a new piece of theatre inspired by the collection of blacklisted Hollywood character actor Jeff Corey. Using Corey’s collection at the Theatre Research…

Porsha Robinson-Ervin, Ph.D, Class of 2004

My name is Dr. Porsha Robinson-Ervin. I am currently the Principal at Weinland Park Elementary School in the Short North Area of Columbus. As an undergraduate student, I majored in Special Education and completed a Senior Honor Thesis. The following school year I completed a research project in the M.Ed. Program.  I later returned to…

Stéphane Lavertu, Ph.D, Education Policy and Governance

I conduct interdisciplinary research on education policy and governance, contributing to the fields of economics, education, political science, public policy, and public administration. I typically use statistical methods to estimate the impact of politics (e.g., school board elections) and public policy (e.g., laws that require poorly performing schools to close) on the functioning of school…

Gobble Gobble: Kelly Pan

Propylene Glycol and its Effects on Reducing Hydration and Increasing Color Stability of Red Cabbage Anthocyanins Hello! My name is Kelly and I am a Food Science and Technology major and a Human Nutrition minor here at OSU. I am a third year, although I transferred from a different university after my freshman year, so…

Gobble Gobble: Ayna Arora

Development and Characterization of a Children’s Beverage using By-Products from the Dairy Industry  My name is Ayna Arora and I am a graduating senior studying food science with a minor in Entrepreneurship. As a former pastry chef and trained chocolatier, I started my degree program hoping to deliver amazing food and great experiences to people…

David Dean, Ph.D, Plastic Surgery

I am a scientist in the Department of Plastic Surgery at The Ohio State University. I direct the Osteo Engineering Laboratory. I spent two years as a Postdoctoral Researcher in Plastic Surgery at New York University before I began my faculty career at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) in July 1994. While I had taught…

Rebecca Fiebrink, Ph.D, Class of 2004

I’m a Senior Lecturer (which is like an Associate Professor in the USA) at Goldsmiths University of London. My research involves designing new ways for humans to interact with computers in creative practice; in particular, a lot of my research focuses on new ways for people to use machine learning in music and art. At Goldsmiths,…

SIICUSP Brazil: Hailey Shoemaker

By participating in the SIICUSP conference, I will be able to present my research at another forum, and I feel that I become a better researcher, presenter, and communicator each time that I do present. Also, this conference allows me to add global research presentation to my resume, which I’m hoping will make me competitive…

SIICUSP Brazil: Ivan Pires

Presenting at these and SIICUSP enhances my ability to present and pass on information to others, a skill that is important both in academia and industry.   What will you be presenting your research on? My research involves the use of apohemoglobin (apoHb) as a drug carrier and targeting mechanism to improve photodynamic therapy (PDT)…

SIICUSP Brazil: Riley Mullins

From the research side, I hope to gain experience in communicating complex scientific ideas to an audience that may be entirely unfamiliar my field. I also want to learn aspects of Brazil’s culture since it is much different from mine.   What will you be presenting your research on?  I study liver cancer in Dr….