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URICA Symposium

Undergraduate Research, Internships and Creative Activity 

Our annual URICA Symposium showcases the creative – and hard – work of Bethel students. The 2021 symposium is virtual and asynchronous format, meaning individual presentation videos on a variety of topics can be accessed by anyone at any time. The virtual format ensures safety for everyone during the pandemic.  

The benefits of a virtual format are numerous. Undergraduate research at Bethel College can reach a much wider audience. Student research can be viewed by many more people who normally could not attend in person including students’ family members, potential employers and graduate school representatives. All URICA presenters and poster presenters pre-recorded their presentations and the videos can be accessed and viewed multiple times.

For a comprehensive list of undergraduate research conducted at Bethel, visit our undergraduate research database.

2021 presentations will be available for viewing Friday, April 9.

Emma Beachy A Wagner Encore: Daniel Barenboim, Holocaust Symbols and Israeli Identity
Ivy Bringer Contraception Education Among the Homeless
Piage Collins Exposure to Cigarette Smoke During Childhood
Caleb Gaede Depression and Diabetes
Srijan Kalva & Vybhavi Kotireddy Reasons given by students for participation in sports, in spite of dangers such as concussions
Sam Karten Human Breast Milk Compared to Donated Human Breast Milk in Premature Infants
Josh Kennell & Miki Harkins Protective behaviors against COVID-19
Adam Kroeker Requiem Aeternam (URICA Summer Research Grant honors presentation)
Jordan Melugin-Abla Biases in Prenatal Health
Madeline Nachtigal An Examination of Mastery Motivation and Attachment Style in Preschool-Aged Children (URICA Summer Research Grant honors presentation)
Kadi Relph Integration of Bedside Shift Report Among Nursing Staff on Medical and Surgical Units
Wynter Rentas Antimicrobial Properties of Dog Saliva (URICA Summer Research Grant honors presentation)
Merrick Schmitz ICU Delirium
Adam Sigwing Exploring positive vs negative feedback mechanisms in maintaining prairie biodiversity
Autumn Strecker Managing Foot Complications in the Diabetic Homeless Population
Renee Thompson Childhood Obesity
Rebekah Tonn Sleep Education for College Students
Elizabeth Tran The Effects of Evidence-Based Education Interventions on Children’s Immunization Pain
Alayna Wallace An Analysis of the Influence of the Dental Provider-Patient Interactions on the Patient's Dental Anxiety, Satisfaction and Retention (URICA Summer Research Grant honors presentation)
Payton Walters The effectiveness of non-hormonal methods such as SDM, the cost of implementation, the cost to patients and the nurse’s role in education

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As the first Mennonite college founded in North America, Bethel College celebrates a tradition of progressive Christian liberal arts education, diversity within community, and lifelong learning.