2020 ELAIA journal highlights student research in sciences, psychology and healthcare

Featuring projects from the 2020 Honors Program cohort and their mentors.

Olivet Nazarene University is proud to announce the release of the third volume of ELAIA: The Honors Journal of Olivet Nazarene University, a scholarly publication designed to highlight student research. The volume contains the capstone projects from the Honors Program students in the senior cohort and their mentors.

Available to read exclusively online, the 107-page journal features work from the disciplines of psychology, nursing, sociology, biology, economics, social work and engineering.

Articles include:
•    Courtney Gearhart (Department of Behavioral Sciences – Psychology; Dr. Kristian Veit, mentor) Personality Traits as Covariates of Rock-Climbing Performance in Novice Rock Climbers.
•    Ashleigh Godby (Department of Biology; Dr. Yvette Rose, mentor) Parent Perspectives of Perceived Racial Bias in their Adolescent’s Healthcare Experience in Emergency Rooms.
•    Anna King (Department of Nursing; Prof. Cathy Dillinger, mentor) Barriers to Pregnancy Healthcare as Perceived by Hispanic Women in the Northern Midwest.
•    Erin Olson (Department of Biology; Dr. Daniel Sharda, mentor) Protective Effects of the Novel Phytonutrient S7 Against Intestinal Tight Junction Disruption: Composition Matters.
•    Brooke (Whetstone) DeFries (Department of Economics; Dr. Paul Koch, mentor) Monetary Policy and Income Inequality in the United States and Spain.
•    Alyssa Young (Department of Engineering; Dr. Willa Harper, mentor) Nutrient Recycling from Aqueous for Nitrogen Supplementation in Algae Growth.

From the moment Olivet Honors Program students set foot on campus, they join a community of scholars. Together, in Christian fellowship, they study, learn and grow. In their junior and senior years, students work on a capstone scholarship project with faculty mentors. The results of these projects are often life-changing. Each spring, students present their capstone research during Olivet’s Scholar Week and the research is featured in ELAIA.

To learn more about the Olivet Honors Program, contact the Office of Admissions at admissions@olivet.edu or 800-648-1463.

Published: 9/15/2020
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