1st Annual CEHSP Research Showcase

Undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Education and Human Service Professions (CEHSP) will present their research at the 1st Annual CEHSP Research Showcase. This will be a live, interactive, virtual poster presentation event where any student in the Departments of Applied Human Sciences, Psychology, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Social Work, and Education, can present their research or other scholarly work.



The CEHSP Research Showcase will be held Tuesday, April 20, 2021 from 11:00am to 2:00pm. A list of presenters and their exciting abstracts can be viewed through the link below.

11:00 - 12:15: First round of poster presentations

12:15 - 1:00: Panel of three students actively involved in research, with an introduction from the CEHSP Dean's Wing

1:00 - 2:00: Second round of poster presentations

Meet our Student Panelists!

Cassaundra Mohawk is an undergraduate student in the Public Health program who will be graduating Spring of 2022. During her undergraduate career at UMD, Cassaundra assisted Dr. Jessica Hanson in her research on the prevention of alcohol-exposed pregnancies with Indigenous populations. She was also involved in developing and disseminating a survey to better understand inclusion and social integration of public health students during the pandemic. Cassie served as a student event coordinator for the public health program under the supervision of Dr. Amy Versnik Nowak. As a public health major, she also participated in the national case study competition and is secretary of the public health student group. Cassie will describe how these activities helped her with consideration of her next steps following graduation.
Emily Ostrand is a first-year graduate student in Communication Sciences and Disorders who graduated with her BAS from UMD in 2020. During her undergraduate career at UMD, Emily completed an Undergraduate Research Opportunity Project (UROP) and an Honors Capstone project with faculty mentor Dr. Jolene Hyppa-Martin and presented her research at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association National Convention. Emily is currently working on her Master's level research at UMD and will share her insights about how her undergraduate activities prepared her for graduate school, as well as her future career as a speech-language pathologist.
Alyssa Zimmerman graduated with her BASc from UMD in 2017. During her undergraduate career at UMD, Alyssa completed a Undergraduate Research Opportunity Project (UROP) with faculty mentor Dr. Rebecca Gilbertson and presented her research at the Twin Ports Undergraduate Psychology conference. She also completed direct independent study coursework in cognitive science with Dr. Jason Ford and an internship at Duluth Family Visitation Center for Domestic Violence under the supervision of Dr. Lara LaCaille. Alyssa is currently a lead psychometrist of the Courage Kenny Psychological Associates within Allina Health. She will share how her undergraduate experiences contributed to her current position and graduate school application in clinical neuropsychology.

Attending the Conference Via Zoom

There is no need to register to attend! On the day of the presentations, simply utilize the Zoom link below to attend this virtual conference. The meeting ID is 934 1820 6066. You can also use the one tap mobile option: +16513728299,,93418206066# US (Minnesota) or +13017158592,,93418206066# US (Washington DC). If you want to call in, use these same telephone numbers.

We strongly recommend that you have the most updated version of Zoom software installed; older versions of zoom are not always compatible with some meeting features.

Zoom Breakout Rooms

Note that several of the showcase events will be held in breakout rooms within the same meeting. To navigate to the breakout rooms, click the “Breakout Rooms” button at the bottom of the Zoom screen (you may need to click “More” to get to this option). This will bring you to a list of the breakout rooms. Choosing “Join” on the room you wish to enter will bring you to that room. When you wish to leave the room, click “Leave Breakout Room” at the bottom right of your screen; this will bring you back to the main meeting room, from which you can go to another breakout room in the same session.

How to Submit an Abstract

We must receive your submission no later than April 6, 2021. Please submit your abstract and register for the conference via the online form below.

If you have any problems with the online submission process or have additional questions, please contact your faculty research advisor or Dr. Jessica Hanson in the Department of Applied Human Sciences at jdhanson@d.umn.edu.

Important notes for student presenters

  • Please contact your faculty research advisor or sponsor prior to submitting your abstract.
  • Projects do NOT need to be completed at the time of submission, but they should be completed prior to the conference.
  • Consult your faculty mentor for guidelines on preparing an effective poster. You should create a traditional large-format poster that will be presented virtually using the share screen feature in a zoom-based virtual conference platform.
  • Students will be assigned to present at different times on Zoom throughout the 11:00-2:00 event time period. Please be sure to note your preference when you submit your abstract.
  • You will present your poster for 3-5 minutes in your assigned Zoom breakout room, followed by a 2 minute question and answer period. Any exceptions to this must be arranged with conference organizers and approved by your faculty sponsor in advance.
  • A general session is held from 12:15pm until 1pm. Complete details and an agenda will be forthcoming.