Shenandoah University Research Expo (SURE) is an annual event featuring students’ research and creative projects. Formerly known as SUpr Summit, SURE is an opportunity for students to present their work to the SU community in a supportive, professional setting.
2023 SURE Winners
The Association Between Physical Activity and Onset of Alzheimer’s Disease: A Look into the Biochemical and Genetic Pathways of the Disease
Category: Undergraduate Proposal/Review Projects – Individual
The Effectiveness of Different Types of Physical Activity in Preventing Gestational Diabetes Mellitus Among Pregnant Women in the United States
Erin Spaulding, Annika Rodoff, Ainsley Buckner, and Lindsay Field
Category: Undergraduate Proposal/Review Projects – Group
The History and Stereotype of the Sexualization of Dancers and How Harassment is Being Handled in Arts Management Today
Category: Graduate Proposal/Review Projects – Individual
Efficacy and Safety of Metformin in Hospital Diabetic Patients: A Retrospective Cohort Analysis
Apryl Brooks, Andrea Gavarrette Canales, Deborah Capobianco, Jercy Merza, and Fatimah Alabdullah
Category: Graduate Proposal/Review Projects – Group
Improvements in Dance Therapy for Chronically Ill Patients
Mary Kate Cawley
Category: Undergraduate Performance – Individual
From “For You” to “For Me”: Investigating the Impact of ADHD Content on TikTok
Category: Undergraduate Empirical Projects – Individual
An Extended Reality (XR) Platform for Fundamentals of Nursing Training
Jemison Goforth and Brynna Strader
Category: Undergraduate Empirical Projects – Group
Musical Veterans: Music Therapy and Its Effects on Veterans
Category: Graduate Empirical Projects – Individual
Supporting Patients with Adverse Childhood Experiences (SPACE): Exploratory Understandings of Trauma-Informed Approaches in Pelvic Health
Category: Graduate Empirical Projects – Individual
Accessibility of School-Based Assistive Technology in Pediatrics
Emily Tuck, Frances Dun, Brooke Kazmierczak, Claire Lantzy, and Brooke Kidd
Category: Graduate Empirical Projects – Group
The Oppositional Grey: Milton’s Lost Paradise and Defining Villainy in 2023
Alpha Chi Prize for Undergraduate Empirical Project
The Impact of Communication Between Clinical Education Faculty, Clinical Instructors, & Students in Clinical Education Experiences
Lauryn Shirkey, Nikki Seal, Katie Lynham and Clarisse Calpito
Alpha Chi Prize for Graduate Empirical Project
View information about past SURE winners.
Shenandoah University Research Expo (SURE) is an annual event featuring students' research and creative projects.
Formerly known as SUpr Summit, SURE is an opportunity for students to present their work to the SU community in a supportive, professional setting.
Open to undergraduates and graduate students.
Online presentations April 17- 28.
All undergraduate and graduate students working individually or in groups under the mentorship of SU faculty are eligible to submit an abstract for consideration.
Recognition and Prizes
Everyone who enters will be listed in the SURE ‘23 program.
While details are still being finalized, we anticipate awarding cash prizes to the winners in multiple categories.
How To Enter
Your faculty mentor will need to approve your abstract before you apply, so be sure to reach out to them early for guidance. Applications are due by Sunday, March 5, 2023.
Dr. Audra Gollenberg, Chair, SURE Committee, firstname.lastname@example.org
Hilary Sortor, Instructional Support Coordinator, email@example.com
SURE (Shenandoah University Research Expo) is an annual event featuring students’ research and creative projects. It was formerly known as the Student Project and Research Symposium (SUpr Summit).
Current registered undergraduate and graduate students, whose faculty mentors approve their abstracts, are eligible to be considered for inclusion in SURE.
Faculty mentors are professors who agree to guide you through the process of preparing your abstract and presentation for submission. Be sure to reach out to faculty before getting started on your abstract.
We will accept applications from December 1, 2022 until March 5, 2023.
We will notify students of their status on a rolling basis, but no later than two business days after the final deadline.
You will need to record a brief presentation of your work (roughly five minutes). We will provide guidelines on what to include in your presentation, how to record it, and how to upload it to the SURE site.
You do not need to be present to participate.
About Our Logo
SURE logo designer Aaron Torres ’22 graduated with a double majoring in business with a concentration in marketing and communication and media studies at Shenandoah. Along with his studies, Torres, who hails from Virginia Beach, Virginia, was an events coordinator for Shenandoah athletics, played on the Hornets’ baseball team, and interned for the university’s Office of Marketing & Communications. In addition, he was a member of the Hornets’ Racial Equity and Diversity (RED) Team organized through the Shenandoah Athletics Department and the coed business fraternity Alpha Kappa Psi. And, he’s a recipient of the university’s Presidential Scholarship for academic excellence. Check out his portfolio at dribbble.com/aaronntorres.