Celebration of Creative Inquiry

April 30, 2021, 4:00-6:00pm CT

Welcome to the 2021 virtual Celebration of Creative Inquiry (CCI), a campus-wide event held on April 30, 2021 during Honors Weekend, in which Gustavus students publicly share their research and creative work in a poster-presentation format. Creative inquiry encompasses research and scholarship in all academic disciplines.
How to participate:
  • Browse the schedule below or read project abstracts . Students' projects are presented in one of two sessions: 4:00-5:00pm CT or 5:00-6:00pm CT.
  • Click on the name(s) to join a Google Meet session to speak with the student(s) and learn more about their project. NOTE: links will not be available until April 30.
    • You do need a Google email address to join a session. Individuals without a gustavus.edu email address will need to be granted permission to the session by the presenter(s).
  • Drop in and out of as many different sessions as you would like. This is a conversational format and brief visits are welcome. Students will not be doing formal presentations, but rather will be available to answer questions.

Read project abstracts

SESSION A: 4:00-5:00PM CT
Time Student Presenter(s) Title Faculty Sponsor
4:00pm-5:00pm Nathan Baring '22 Preventing ‘Protection After Injury’: A Nussbaumian Theory of Children under the Political Question Doctrine Jill Locke, Political Science
4:00pm-5:00pm Josie Bierbaum '23 Frequent Pattern Mining on COVID Survey Data Melissa Lynn, Mathematics
4:00pm-5:00pm Kyra Bowar '21, Emma Lohman '21 A Shared Space: An Ethnographic Analysis of the Gustavus Dance Company Patricia English, Communication Studies
4:00pm-5:00pm Kade Copple '24 Evolution of Fluconazole Resistance and Tolerance in Candida Albicans Strains with Increased Genome Instability  Laura Burrack, Biology
4:00pm-5:00pm Maya Gerads '21 Fatigue in Undergraduate College Students During a Pandemic Heidi Meyer, Nursing
4:00pm-5:00pm Taylor L. Kline '21, Sara J. Moen '21 Understanding the Experience of Accessing Health Care for Low Income Individuals and Families Jessica L. Stadick, Nursing
4:00pm-5:00pm Ingrid Kubisa '21 Role of Institutions in the Demobilization and the Integration of Child Soldiers into the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Society Jill Locke, Political Science
4:00pm-5:00pm Allie Luecke '21, Brooke Merila '22 Nursing Student NCLEX Preparation  Lynnea Myers, Nursing
4:00pm-5:00pm Kristie Olson '21 Adoptee Geographies: The Paucity of Knowledge, Data and Resources for Young Adoptees (18-25) in the Midwest at Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter MN. Joaquin Villanueva, Geography
4:00pm-5:00pm Haley Reed '22, Jimmy Heinzen '22 Effects of Non-Operative Intervention on Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome Liz Drake, Health and Exercise Science
4:00pm-5:00pm Abigail Schammel '22 The Use of Therapeutic Agents in Resolving Persistent Instability Post-ACL Repair Liz Drake, Health and Exercise Science
4:00pm-5:00pm Joshua Slaughter '21 The Decline of Civics Education in the United States Jill Locke, Political Science
4:00pm-5:00pm Ashley Tapio '22, Ashley Engstrom '22 In College Athletes Does Massage/Trigger Point Release, Help Diminish Concussion Symptoms? Liz Drake, Health and Exercise Science
4:00pm-5:00pm Autumn Zierman '22 The Social Ethics of Ecocatastrophe in Protestant Denominations Casey Elledge, Religion
SESSION B: 5:00-6:00PM CT
5:00pm-6:00pm Kyra Bowar '21 Curation Algorithms as Constraining Discourses: A Hegemonic Analysis of TikTok’s Algorithm Martin Lang, Communication Studies
5:00pm-6:00pm Amanda Braun '21 Degrees of Disability: Autism And The Fight For Autonomy Jill Locke, Political Science
5:00pm-6:00pm Nicole Cundiff '21 Art and Collaboration: Illustrating George Gissing So Young Park, English
5:00pm-6:00pm Dhareni Melanie Kistnasamy '22, Sanjeeda Shutrishna '22 Innspekter Moris: A Video Game Exploring Mauritian Culture, Language and History Jeremy Robinson, Modern Lanugages, Literatures, and Cultures
5:00pm-6:00pm Andres Losinski '21 “What do you have to lose?”: Examining President Donald Trump’s Use of Impression Management during the 2020 White House Coronavirus Task Force Press Briefings Naomi Hansen, Sociology and Anthropology
5:00pm-6:00pm Doris-Klein Mor '21 Exploring the Lived Experience of Elders’ Challenges and Resilience during the COVID Lockdown of Nursing Homes in Minnesota Barbara Zust, Nursing
5:00pm-6:00pm Anna Nietz '22, Chad Haugstad '22 Return To Play Of Collegiate Athletes Who Undergo Meniscal Allograft Transplant Liz Drake, Health and Exercise Science
5:00pm-6:00pm Jake Ross '24, Jolie Grimes '23, Emilia Hinrichs '24, Ellen Hofstede '23 Citizen Science in Formal Classrooms with Common Milkweed, Asclepias syriaca, and Local Adaptation Experiments Michele Koomen, Education
5:00pm-6:00pm Gabrielle Slykas '22, Kenneth Hoang '22 Comparison Between Thermotherapy And Stretching For Lower Back Pain On Ice Hockey Players Liz Drake, Health and Exercise Science
5:00pm-6:00pm Nicholas Summers '21 Radicalization in the Time of COVID: Social Media and the Vulnerability of White Youth Jill Locke, Political Science
5:00pm-6:00pm Sydney Swenson '22, Sierra Meyer '22 Anterior Cruciate Ligament Sprains in Rehabilitation Liz Drake, Health and Exercise Science
5:00pm-6:00pm Riley Wentink '21 Military-Patriotic Education and the Civic Participation of Russian Youth Jill Locke, Political Science
5:00pm-6:00pm Brie Wintz '21 High School Biology Standards and Curriculum Needs to Include Instruction about the Biology of Race Lisa Ortmann, Education
5:00pm-6:00pm Grace Worwa '22 Childhood “Innocence”: A Rhetorical Analysis of Anti Abortion Rhetoric in Latin America Jill Locke, Political Science
For questions, please contact the Director for Undergraduate Research.