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25th Annual Denman Undergraduate Research Forum


Laine Rumreich

  • Graduate Research Associate, Dept of Engineering Education

Ada Barach

  • Distinguished Univ Grad Fellow, Graduate School Administration


Laine Rumreich and Ada Barach, URAs, presented their undergraduate research theses at the 25th Annual Denman Research Forum at The Ohio State University in March 2020.

Event Background: The Richard J. and Martha D. Denman Undergraduate Research Forum is a judged exhibition of student research. The Denman limits participation to 200 graduating seniors and is typically held in the spring semester.

FYRE Participation: Laine presented her completed undergraduate research thesis on student and instructor perceptions of iPad use in First-Year Engineering courses at Ohio State. Ada also presented her undergraduate thesis which discusses the replication of a previously validated computer science concept inventory for use in assessing student understanding in First-Year Engineering courses.

Future Plans: Ada will continue to work on this project and hopes to successfully defend her undergraduate thesis in late March. Although her thesis project is finished, Laine hopes to survey first-year students again next year to study how perceptions of iPad technologies have changed since the initial data were recorded in Autumn of 2018.

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