Anthropology Students Have Strong Presence at 2017 Scholars Forums

Posted on 4/10/2017 2:52:23 PM

Anthropology students had a strong showing and won several awards at the 2017 IUP Research Appreciation Week. Five graduate students and four undergraduate students presented original research, and three students won awards and/or had their research highlighted at the university level. 

Graduate student Kate Peresolak won first place in the Sigma Xi poster competition for her poster titled "Advocating for the Carroll Cabin: Archaeological Investigations at a Historic Home." Peresolak is mentored by Ben Ford.

Graduate student Jared Divido won the CHSS Dean's Award for Excellence for his poster titled "Testing the Use and Reliability of 3D Scanning Technology in the Construction of a Digital Comparative Faunal Bone Collection." Divido is mentored by Sarah Neusius.

Undergraduate Stephanie Raby-Reeger's poster, titled "The Adventure Learning Trail: Public History in Indiana, Pa,” was highlighted on IUP's Undergraduate Scholars Forum website. Stephanie is mentored by Abigail Adams.

Other participating students include: Harley Burgis ("Using Microartifacts to Investigate Prehistoric Cooking Technologies at Dust Cave, Al."); Zaakiyah Cua, Britney Elsbury-Orris & Katherine Thorwart ("Distributions Analysis of a Sample of Faunal Remains from the Johnston Site (36IN02)"); James Miller ("Porcelain and White Salt Glazed Stoneware at Hanna’s Town"); and Eden Van Tries ("Historic Hanna's Town's: Prehistory?").

Department of Anthropology