Graduate students present research at Diversity of Scholarship event

Six graduate students at Youngstown State University will make presentations about their scholarly work and research at the annual Diversity of Scholarship event at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 15, in the Gallery of Kilcawley Center on campus.

The event, sponsored by the College of Graduate Studies and the Office of Research Services, is free and open to the public. Please RSVP by March 10 to or 330-941-3093.

The event highlights a diverse group of presenters who discuss their scholarly activity and the role it has played in their university experience. The call for proposals to present at the event was open to any graduate student completing research, special projects, performances, or other creative work at YSU.

Drew Snyder
Advisor: Weiqing Ge
Title: “Are there any Differences in the Attitudes towards Controversial Issues in Healthcare Policies between Physical Therapy Students at Public and Private Universities?”

Ashley Martof
Advisor: Dr. Brett Conner
Title: “A Comparison of Digital Technical Data Package Business Models for Spare Parts Produced Using Additive Manufacturing.”

Nishitha Yedla
Advisor: Bonita Sharif
Title: “An Eye Tracking Study Assessing the Readability of Source Code Software.”

Ryan Goettsch
Advisor: Andrea Barrick
Title: “Single Subject Design Using Functional Behavioral Assessment.”

Taylor Phillips
Advisor: Rebecca Curnalia
Title: “Make Name Calling Great Again! An Analysis of Donald Trump’s Campaign Rhetoric.”

Marissa Gorvet
Advisor: Michael Butcher
Title: Forelimb Muscle Function during Suspensory Behavior in Tree Sloths