Northwest Christian University’s Academic Creativity and Excellence Day or ACE Day, a student research colloquium, is a tradition that marks the end of each academic semester when seniors and juniors present their final capstone or end-of-term projects. This semester’s ACE Day was Dec. 5.
Student presenters provided a short overview of their project or research. Attendees were invited to ask students questions about the work they presented. A panel of judges comprised from the NCU faculty and staff reviewed each research project presented in a variety of formats, that included: lectures, posters, panel discussions, research talks, musical performances, debates, and a short film festival. Honors students reported on their honors contracts, and students returning from study abroad experiences narrated their travels.
ACE Day Winners for Fall 2018 were:
Third place: Stephanie Steinhardt (senior), “Calling Outside of Work: A Comparative Study of Qualitative Responses”
Second place: a four way tie!
Angela Cusano (senior) & Katy Noel (senior), “Outside Perceptions of Relational Status Based Upon the Use of Humor”
Brad Keller (sophomore) & Kayla Miller (senior), “Nonverbals and Relationships”
Kayla Olson (senior) & Carly Sand (junior), “What are the Advantages of Project-Based Learning?”
Jessica Sacker (junior), “How does Computer-Based Technology aid learning?”
First place: Kayla Miller (senior) & Leah Sheets (sophomore), “How To Foster Self-Regulated Learners”
ACE Day was founded on the NCU campus by Dr. Tim Bergquist, emeritus professor of quantitative business models and has continued to be led by Dr. Doyle Srader, professor of speech and communication.
Abstracts of each ACE Day presentation can be found online.