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The College of Media hosted an undergraduate research symposium during which students shared their research projects.
The poster session included:

  • Telepresence in Virtual Reality Branded Content: Does the Device Matter?
    Aparna Sivasankaran, Senior in Advertising
  • Content Analysis of Food and Beverage Advertising on Children’s Television: Focus on Health Persuasion Techniques
    John Balch, Senior in Advertising
  • Nostalgia and Advertising
    Natalie Ang, Senior in Advertising
  • Muslim Women in Western Print Media
    Vignesh Sivaguru, Junior in Liberal Arts and Sciences

Oral Presentations and Projected Media included:

  • The Ambiguous, The Invisible, and The Erotic: Discovering Sexuality in Buffy the Vampire Slayer
    Raynah Unes-Reid, Junior in Media and Cinema Studies
  • Obamacare in Central Illinois: A Fragile Future
    Jessica Bursztynsky, Junior in Journalism
  • Trust as Expressed Between Visually Impaired Alpine Skiers
    Ryan C. Wilson, Senior in Journalism
  • Voice Activated Assistants: Research and Consumer Behavior
    Richard (Avery) Davis, Senior in Advertising
  • Teonna Ealy, Senior in Advertising
    Yutong (Agela) Wang, Junior in Advertising

Cash awards of $100 were presented in three categories:

  • Research Poster: Muslim Women in Western Print Media
  • Research oral presentation: The Ambiguous, The Invisible and The Erotic:  Discovering Sexuality in Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • Creative work: Obamacare in Central Illinois: A Fragile Future

 

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