April 29, 2022
LEMONT FURNACE, Pa. — Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus has announced the winners of the Spring 2022 Learning Fair. The event was held on April 26 in the auxiliary gym.
Students presented class projects and undergraduate research projects completed under the guidance of faculty advisers over the course of the spring semester. A panel of faculty, staff and guest judges reviewed class projects, and faculty judges reviewed undergraduate research entries in their respective disciplines.
This semester's event was the largest Learning Fair in recent history, with over 100 projects displayed, and was coordinated in part by two student interns, Joshua Simon and Maddie Ash.
Undergraduate Research Awards
- First Place: Matthew D'Annolfo, Brandy Sickles, and Jacob Levendosky for “Regio and Stereo Selectivity of Photocycloadditions of Naphthalene Derivatives with Maleric Acid Derivatives,” completed under the direction of Ajay Warrier.
- Second Place (tie): Kenadi Erdely for “Advertising Health Warning Successfully to Smokers” and Kerstin Nutt “Comparing Treatment Methods for Childhood Sexual Abuse,” completed under the director of Aris Karagiorgakis.
- Third place: Adriana Gebe for “Can Virtual Reality Be Used to Successfully Treat Agoraphobia,” completed under the director of Aris Karagiorgakis.
Class Project Awards
- First Place: Jonathan Taylor, Dylan Sance, and Mitch Minda for “Autonomous Lawn Mower,” completed under the direction of Rasoul Milasi.
- Second Place: Alexis McDonald for “The Alabama Apportionment Paradox,” completed under the direction of Kevin Maxwell.
- Third Place (tie): Jacob Levendosky and Alexis Hull for “Butterfly Activity Towards Light Wavelength,” completed under the direction of Kati Porter; and Tristin Szabo for “Medicinal Treatment vs. Non-Medicinal Treatment for Patients with PTSD,” completed under the direction of Janet Ritenour.