About the Virtual Flint Student Research Conference

The Flint Student Research Conference (SRC) is an annual celebration of student research and creative activities.  Each year, both undergraduate and graduate students from the University of Michigan-Flint, Kettering University, and Mott Community College are invited to submit proposals to share their work with those in the greater Flint community. This event continues to showcase the impactful work conducted by our community of promising student research scholars under the mentorship of faculty from each of our partnering institutions.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the traditional meeting did not take place as planned. Instead, our students were provided an opportunity to share their scholarly work digitally. The following entries were received for this year's event. While these submissions only represent a small sample of the proposals originally submitted, we were excited to receive these quality presentations. We commend both the student presenters and faculty advisors for your exceptional work.

Virtual Presentations

Project title: The Opioid Epidemic: Overdoses Within Washtenaw County
Author(s): Nicole Kristine Smith 
University: University of Michigan-Flint
Primary faculty advisor: Allecia Wilson; Michigan Medicine, University of Michigan

Project title: Compare Particle Velocities Using Computational and Experimental Methods
Author(s): Venkat Teja Nallamothu
University: University of Michigan-Flint
Primary faculty advisor: Quamrul Mazumder; Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan-Flint

Project title: The Effects of Alcohol on Balance and Coordination
Author(s): Kyle Redies, Zachary Barhite, Joseph Saval, Jacob Burger, Edward Wenzel
University: Kettering University
Primary faculty advisor: Boyan Dimitrov; Mathematics, Kettering University

Project title: Accessing Healthcare in a Developing Country
Author(s): Madyson Arellano, Abigail Kasper, Jonesha Vincent, McKenzie Arvoy
University: University of Michigan-Flint
Primary faculty advisor: Maureen Tippen; School of Nursing, University of Michigan-Flint

Project title: Hospital Ventilator Supply Chain for COVID-19 (Powerpoint with audio narration)
Author(s): Danielle Seavey
University: University of Michigan-Flint
Primary faculty advisor: Dave Nelson; School of Management, University of Michigan- Flint

Project title: Acoustic Emission Monitoring and Signal Analysis on Graphene/Epoxy Materials During Tensile Test
Author(s): Pratik Jadhav  
University: University of Michigan-Flint
Primary faculty advisor: Na (Linda) Zhu; Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan-Flint

Project title: Twyla Tharp: Push Comes to Shove
Author(s): Emily Gold 
University: University of Michigan-Flint
Primary faculty advisor: Emma Davis; Theater and Dance, University of Michigan- Flint

Project title: Jazz Dance in Healthcare
Author(s): Taylor Huebbers 
University: University of Michigan-Flint
Primary faculty advisor: Emma Davis; Theatre and Dance, University of Michigan-Flint

Project title: Comparison of Parkinson’s Disease Tremor ON and OFF Medication
Author(s): Quinn Hanses
University: University of Michigan-Flint
Primary faculty advisor: Nathaniel Miller; Psychology, University of Michigan-Flint

Project title: Walkability and Social Ties in Fall Prevention: Lesson Learned in the Recruitment and Retention of Older Adults in Flint
Author(s): Sabah Ganai 
University: University of Michigan-Flint
Primary faculty advisor: Rie Suzuki; Public Health & Health Sciences, University of Michigan-Flint

Project title: Dance in Juvenile Detention Centers
Author(s): Meredith Sheatzley 
University: University of Michigan-Flint
Primary faculty advisor: Emma Davis; Theatre and Dance, University of Michigan-Flint

Project title: iKNOW-PT Heart
Author(s): Emily VanVeldhuisen, Amy Smith, Amanda Woodruff, Alison Lampman
University: University of Michigan-Flint
Primary faculty advisor: Amy Yorke; Physical Therapy, University of Michigan - Flint
Secondary faculty advisor: Suzanne Trojanowski; Physical Therapy, University of Michigan – Flint

Project title: Thermal Battery Modelling (COMSOL)
Author(s): Manikya Dwivedi
University: Kettering University
Primary faculty advisor: Xuan Zhou; Electrical and Computer Engineering, Kettering University

Project title: Energy Storage System optimization for a Class 2a Light Duty Electric Truck
Author(s): Abhijat Mulge
University: Kettering University
Primary faculty advisor: Xuan Zhou; Electrical and Computer Engineering, Kettering University

Project title: Experience Arts in Detention:  An Internal Look at HERSTORY: UNLOCKED
Author(s): Hannah Hawcroft
University: University of Michigan-Flint
Primary faculty advisor: Emma Davis; Theatre & Dance, University of Michigan Flint

Project title: Premature Birth Among Children by Caregiver Military Status
Author(s): Faith Groesbeck 
University: University of Michigan-Flint
Primary faculty advisor: Gergana Kodjebacheva; Public Health and Health Sciences, University of Michigan - Flint

Project title: Supply Chain and COVID-19
Author(s): Jonathan Tippett, Justin Pijaszek
University: University of Michigan-Flint
Primary faculty advisor: David Nelson; School of Management, University of Michigan-Flint

Project title: Spectrogram Analysis of Parkinson’s Disease Tremor Motion
Author(s): Lacie Gladding
University: University of Michigan-Flint
Primary faculty advisor: Na (Linda) Zhu; Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan-Flint
Secondary faculty advisor: Nathan Miller; Psychology, University of Michigan-Flint