North Hall Library

 

2020 Showcase of Student Scholarship

2020 Showcase of
Student Scholarship

A Celebration of Mansfield University’s
Student Research and Creative Achievements

 

April 15, 2020

 

View the Showcase Program (pdf)

 

View the Opening Remarks on Youtube

 

 

 

Showcase program
Poster Design by Kaitlin Tewell.

View Recordings of the Live Presentations

 

Desmoplakin Video PresentationA Molecular Band-Aid Reduces Area of Desmoplakin Exposed for Cleavage by Calpain (presentation on Youtube). Catherine Hoover - Chemistry; Biochemistry

Arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy, a genetic disease characterized by fibrofatty infiltration into the myocardium, can be linked to mutations in the protein desmoplakin (DSP). Herein, we performed molecular dynamics on DSP to test our “molecular band-aid,” a mutation which models a treatment for ACM.
Faculty Sponsor – Dr. Maegen Borzok.

 

Tar and Feathering Video PresentationPhiladelphia Committee on Tarring and Feathering (presentation on Youtube). Jared Holmes - History and Music

The Philadelphia Committee on Tarring and Feathering was instrumental to the resistance that took place in Pennsylvania during the American Revolutionary War. This paper explores the efforts of Pennsylvanians to resist British rule during the American Revolution focusing on the Philadelphia Committee on Tarring and Feathering including their most infamous act, the Philadelphia Tea Party.
Faculty Sponsor – Dr. Karen Guenther.

Music

Change music performance

Geosciences: Environmental Sciences

deer rubbing poster

Geosciences: Environmental Sciences

fracking poster

Graphic Design

drawing of tree

Growth.
Woodcut

By: Jessica Brown
Faculty Sponsor: Mr. Alan Bennett

Geosciences: Watershed Management

Pond health poster

Geosciences: Watershed Management

Chemistry: Biochemistry

Cardiomyopathies and skin disease poster

Spanish

Translating La Ensenada poster

English

White Guilt paper

Geosciences: Environmental Sciences

Canada Geese poster

Geosciences: Geology

Catskill formation poster

Geosciences: Geology

Geosciences: Environmental Sciences

Biodegradable shotgun shells poster

Graphic Design

drawing of baseball equipment

Baseball Still-Life.

By: Dakota Fitzgerald

This was a baseball-themed still-life I set up. I made a charcoal under-drawing, then used the layering process with black and white pastel to complete the piece.

Faculty Sponsor: Mr. Kenneth Cobb

Graphic Design

abstract art made of large rings

An Abstract Mystery.
By: McCauley Fox
Faculty Sponsor: Mr. John Shanchuk

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abstract art made of large rings

An Abstract Mystery.
By: McCauley Fox
Faculty Sponsor: Mr. John Shanchuk

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Abstract art made of large rings

An Abstract Mystery.
By: McCauley Fox
Faculty Sponsor: Mr. John Shanchuk

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This is an abstract sculpture made entirely of cardboard and tape. it is 5'3 inches tall and 8 feet wide, the point of the project was to be abstract and neat so there is no actual meaning behind it besides that it can be whatever you see.

Graphic Design

wire ferris wheel

Wire Carnival.
By: McCauley Fox
Faculty Sponsor: Mr. John Shanchuk

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wire ferris wheel

Wire Carnival.
By: McCauley Fox
Faculty Sponsor: Mr. John Shanchuk

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This is a wire sculpture of a Ferris wheel, it does move and spin. It is made entirely out of wire.

Geosciences

Dam removal poster

Chemistry

Chemistry Poster

Graphic Design

drawing of a body

Untitled
Woodcut

By: Lauren Hallenbeck
Faculty Sponsor: Mr. Alan Bennett

First Year Seminar

History

Tar and Feathering video presentation

Chemistry: Biochemistry

Desmoplakin video presentation

Social Work

Caffinated Beverage Poster

Geosciences: Environmental Sciences

Monarch poster

Graphic Design

Cherry Blossom painting

Cherry Glow.
An oil painting using the application over a grisaille piece

By: Natasha Kamzelski
Faculty Sponsor: Mr. Kenneth Cobb

Graphic Design

The Motley Mushroom Manual cover

Typography Book.
By: Natasha Kamzelski
Faculty Sponsor: Ms. Michelle Lockwood

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View the entire Motley Mushroom Manual (pdf)

typography sample

Typography Book.
By: Natasha Kamzelski
Faculty Sponsor: Ms. Michelle Lockwood

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View the entire Motley Mushroom Manual (pdf)

typography sample

Typography Book.
By: Natasha Kamzelski
Faculty Sponsor: Ms. Michelle Lockwood

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View the entire Motley Mushroom Manual (pdf)

typography sample

Typography Book.
By: Natasha Kamzelski
Faculty Sponsor: Ms. Michelle Lockwood

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View the entire Motley Mushroom Manual (pdf)

typography sample

Typography Book.
By: Natasha Kamzelski
Faculty Sponsor: Ms. Michelle Lockwood

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View the entire Motley Mushroom Manual (pdf)

A book displaying through understanding of Typography in an ABC format. The ABC book I created for typography embodies the whole organic feeling, since it is about mushrooms. My idea stemmed from wanting to be able to forge the mushrooms if you were to take the book out with you.

View the entire Motley Mushroom Manual (pdf)

Graphic Design

painting of trees

Wondering Trees.

By: Natasha Kamzelski

It's about shedding my old self and reflecting on who I have left in the past. The trees are my past experiences and the snake is my old self wondering through the reflecting memories. The snake is moving away from me as I release these thoughts.

Faculty Sponsor: Mr. Alan Bennett

Computer and Information Science

malware paper

Graphic Design

student with her art

Heron.
Print

By: Arrow Krueger
Faculty Sponsor: Mr. Alan Bennett

Graphic Design

drawing of rabbit

Phased.
Woodcut

By: Arrow Krueger
Faculty Sponsor: Mr. Alan Bennett

Secondary History Education

Philadelphia during the american revolution poster

Geosciences: Environmental Sciences

drainage methods poster

Graphic Design

ABCs of Alchemy PDF

Psychology

Family with disabilities poster

Geosciences

junkyard pollutants poster

Social Work

Spending Less Poster

History

Slavery in PA poster

Graphic Design

woodcut of a goat-like being

Untitled.
Woodcut

By: Lucianna Minoia
Faculty Sponsor: Mr. Alan Bennett

Computer and Information Science

Social Media presentation video

Geosciences

Salmon reproduction poster

Social Work

water consumption poster

Graphic Design

creatures with masks and knives painting

Liar's Club.

By: Ray Nobles

The “Liar’s Club” is a woodblock print comprised of five different colored inks.  Using long nosed masks and knifes, the print depicts all of the liars we face in the world and the many backstabbing situations we deal with, from little people like friends to the much larger beings known as the media and government.

Faculty Sponsor: Mr. Alan Bennett

Geosciences: Environmental Sciences

unmarked graves poster

Graphic Design

print of skeleton with crown

The Crown of Death.
Linoleum Print

By: Krista Pazzaglia

This piece is about what’s happening in the world today, and there are a lot of elements in the piece that become more apparent the longer you look at it. 

Faculty Sponsor: Mr. Alan Bennett

Graphic Design

painting of a fish

Fleeing to the Depths.

By: Krista Pazzaglia

This etching is supposed to represent how cruel the world can be towards unknown things.

Faculty Sponsor: Mr. Alan Bennett

First Year Seminar

Cinderella paper

Graphic Design

Student with CCC statue and ironman

Geosciences: Environmental Sciences

Biology

Crayfish poster

Graphic Design

drawing of ribcage

Rib Cage #2/Ghost Print.
Print

By: Shannon Sanphy
Faculty Sponsor: Mr. Alan Bennett

Social Work

Calorie Reduction Poster

Computer and Information Science

computer viruses poster

Geosciences

Wildlife need dead trees poster

Social Work

finger picking habit poster

Graphic Design

Painting of hades and cerebus

Hades and Cerberus.

By: Kaitlin Tewell

“Hades and Cerberus” was made in John Shanchuk’s Digital Illustration class Fall 2019. The project was to ‘paint’ a story using Photoshop. I chose to paint Hades with his guard dog, Cerberus because it was a kind tale about the gentle nature of Hades and his compassion for misunderstood creatures.

Faculty Sponsor: Mr. John Shanchuk

Graphic Design

painting of dark woods

The Woods.

By: Kaitlin Tewell

“The Woods” was made in John Shanchuk’s Digital Illustration class Fall 2019. The project goal was to take existing textures or make your own and collage them together into a landscape of choice. This project was a very difficult one for me and took several versions to get the final.

Faculty Sponsor: Mr. John Shanchuk

Social Work

Reducing Cigarett Consumption Poster

Graphic Design

drawing of bench on campus

Landscape

By: Adyn Ulrich

This piece is an ink drawing of the bench next to North Hall. The scene has a variety of both organic and inorganic textures.

Faculty Sponsor: Mr. Kenneth Cobb

Graphic Design

drawing of different tone and textures

Tone and Texture Exploration

By: Adyn Ulrich

This piece is a tonal and textural exercise drawn in ink. There are ten different textures going through ten tonal values, from darkest to lightest.

Faculty Sponsor: Mr. Kenneth Cobb

History

Cold War battle for Egypt presentation

Social Work

Drinking Water Poster

Geosciences: Environmental Sciences

Geosciences

Decline of bee poster

First Year Seminar

English

Civil rights novel paper

Social Work

Sugar reduction poster