2011 SPRING SYMPOSIUM
According to the Lock Haven
EXPRESS, on April 20, 2011, the LHU Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi was a sponsor
of the 18th Annual Spring Student Symposium, along with the College of Arts and
Sciences, the College of Education and Human Services, and the Lock Haven
"The Symposium is a public forum
where academic departments rank and submit the work of their best students for
presentation. Seven submissions covering several different academic
disciplines were accepted for presentation by the symposium committee.
The presentations, each 15 minutes long including questions from the audience,
occurred over a two-hour period. A panel of judges consisting of LHU
faculty evaluated the presentations and the three best were given certificates
and monetary awards of $100, $70 and $50.
First place was awarded to Eric
Driscoll, majoring in chemistry, and Brad Golder, majoring in physics.
Their presentation was titled, 'Narrow Band Emission From Zinc Oxide Nanowires.'
Their faculty sponsor was Dr. Marian Tzolov from the Geology and Physics
Second place was awarded to
Stephen Stahl, majoring in Secondary Education Social Studies with a minor in
political science. His presentation was titled, 'Chambersburg,
Pennsylvania: Confederate Retaliation during the Civil War.' His faculty
sponsor was Dr. Sandra Barney from the Department of History, Political Science,
Economics and Geography.
Third place was awarded to
Stefjord Todolli, majoring in biology-chemistry. His presentation was
titled, 'Sex Determination and the Role of the SRY and SOX9 Genes.'
His faculty sponsor was Dr. Carina Howell from the Department of Biological
In addition to the awards for the
best presentations, all seven presentations that received the honor of being
accepted in the Symposium were given certificates of merit. The talks
covered a wide range of topics demonstrating the excellent work done by LHU
students. The presentations provoked stimulating questions and discussions
from the audience."