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Student discusses research poster with faculty at 2019 Steele Symposium
The Steele Symposium is coordinated by the College of Education and Human Development and includes presentations by undergraduate and graduate students from the School of Education and the Department of Human Development and Family Sciences. The Symposium is a great opportunity for students to showcase the research they are engaged in as part of their coursework, assistantship, or dissertation. Students may elect to present papers or posters, and advanced graduate students may choose to be a discussant. In recognition of the symposium’s roots in home economics and family and consumer sciences, students from the Fashion and Apparel Studies department and in the majors of Applied Nutrition, Dietetics, Nutritional Sciences and Nutrition are invited to participate, and faculty of these departments are invited to attend. In addition, guests and community members are enthusiastically welcome to attend and hear the student presentations.

2019 Steele Symposium Award Winners

1st Place Graduate Paper

John Strong, A Mixed Methods Experimental Study of a Text Structure Intervention in Grades 4-5

2nd Place Graduate Paper

Ginnie Sawyer Morris, Examining the effects of maternal binge-drinking and marijuana use on children’s mental health trajectories: A latent class growth analysis

3rd Place Graduate Paper

Daniela Avelar, Giggles and Smiles: Behavioral and Physiological Correlates of Shared Book Reading vs. Independent Tablet Reading


1st Place Graduate Poster

Ye Shen, Cognate Awareness as a Longitudinal Predictor of Second Language Reading Comprehension: The Facilitating Effects of Word Identification and Vocabulary

2nd Place Graduate Poster

Scott Sheridan, The Culture of Technology Use: An Ethnographic Exploration of One Teacher’s Classroom  

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Sara Gartland

Sara Gartland, a doctoral student in the School of Education presented her research “But I Was A Teacher! Reflections on Disconnects Between Research and Practice.”

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Annette Pic

Annette Pic, a Master’s student in Human Development and Family Sciences, presents “Reclaiming Play: Why We Should Never Stop.”