Congratulations to the Grimes Undergraduate Research Competition Winners!

Monday, April 25, 2022

On Friday, April 22, nine CHHS undergraduate students presented their research at the 2022 Grimes Undergraduate Research Competition. The three winners represent the departments of and Communication Sciences & Disorders, Human Development & Family Studies, and Nursing.   View all Grimes participant bios here

Rachel Courter, CSD major and Grimes Research Competition winner

Rachel Courter, '22 presented her research "Assessing How Adults Produce and Understand the Melody and Rhythm of Speech.” She is a communication sciences & disorders major, and her faculty mentor is assistant professor Jill Thorson.

Read Rachel's research bio here.



Virginia Mercier, HDFS, winner of Grimes Undergraduate Research Competition


Virginia Mercier '22 presented her research “CPYD (Critical Positive Youth Development) Focused Coach Education.” She is a human development & family studies major, and her faculty mentor is department of social work assistant professor Tark Newman.

Read Virginia's research bio here.



Hailey Stevens, Nursing, winner of Grimes Undergraduate Research Competition

Hailey Stevens '22 presented her research “Quality of Life and Symptom Sharing among Women with Athletic Urinary Incontinence.” She is a nursing major, and her faculty mentor is  assistant professor Kerry Nolte.

Read Hailey's research bio here