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Celebration of Student Scholarship: Welcome!

Each year, undergraduate students at Fairmont State University have the opportunity to present their research and creative efforts.  Student work appearing here has been nominated by faculty members.  Owing to the need for social distancing, this year's event will be held in a virtual format. 

This year, each student presentation is given in a slideshow, which includes audio and/or video of the presenter giving their presentation.  Advance any slideshow (using the arrows near the button of the presentation's page) at your leisure.  Each student presentation falls under either of two categories:

  • Student Talks:  Here you'll find extended presentations of research or creative efforts. They are given as multiple-slide presentations, lasting 12-15 minutes.
  • Poster Session: Here you'll find posters displaying research results with accompanying explanations.  They are given as single-slide presentations, lasting 5-7 minutes.

Visit the pages for Student Talks and the Poster Session for links to student presentations.  

Questions for Presenters

The format adopted this year allows presenters and their audience to interact in an asynchronous fashion: 

  • If you have any questions to ask or comments to offer during a presentation, you must first create a free VoiceThread account (click here, using a non-FSU email account).
  • Once you open a presentation, use the 'sign in' button at the top right to log-in with your VoiceThread account (if aren't already signed in).
  • To ask questions or make comments during a presentation, you can choose the point in the presentation you want to add your question or comment, and then click the '+ Comment' button near the button-center of the presentation's screen to add a question or comment in any of a variety of formats. 
  • The presenter will be notified that you have posted a question or comment, allowing them to post their own response.  You will be notified by email once the presenter has responded.  (In any email from VoiceThread notifying you of responses being posted, you can manage notifications or even cancel them, if you like.)


This year's event was organized by the following faculty members:

Student Talks

The following students are giving digital talks.  Proceed to the Student Talks page for titles, abstracts, and links to their talks.

  • Zachary Arthur
  • Robert J. Barbera
  • Kylie Bushko
  • Allen Cervanek
  • Blake Chaikcic
  • Zachary Fancher
  • Caomi Fitz
  • Dallas Freeman
  • Rylee Laya 
  • Rebecca Luketic
  • Peydan McVicker
  • Hannah Nykole Moore
  • Emma Richman
  • Brittany Sharps
  • Caroline Thompson

Poster Sessions

The following students are participating in the virtual poster session.  Proceed to the Poster Session page for titles, abstracts, and links to their talks.

  • Mohammad Alhomaidani
  • Falah Almutairi 
  • Nawaf Almutairi
  • Norah Alsubaie
  • Jeff Andrews
  • Dezirea Boore
  • Steven Boston
  • Logan Davis
  • Brittany Fittro
  • Maya Gentilozzi
  • Chris Gum 
  • Candela Sevilla Gutiérrez
  • Katelyn Hollar
  • Alicia Johnson 
  • Kaleb Johnson
  • Nate LeFevre
  • Chase McFadden
  • Alexander Pane
  • Olivia Roby
  • Tyler Sine 
  • Morgan Thomas
  • Tafara Ushendibaba
  • Antoine Walker
  • Cassandra Whitlatch

Enjoy the Celebration of Student Scholarship!