Fisher Denman Students

Academic curiosity and a passion for research connected more than a dozen Fisher College of Business students recently as they were among a select few invited to participate in the prestigious Richard J. and Martha D. Denman Undergraduate Research Forum.

Only 200 students from across the entire university were invited to showcase their research efforts at the March 3 event.

“This is quite an achievement for our students, as the Denman has become smaller, and therefore more competitive, in the number for students allowed to participate,” said Andrea Prud’homme, associate dean of undergraduate programs at Fisher.

Students worked with faculty and research advisors throughout their projects, which centered on  issues in areas such as: animal and environmental sciences; biomedical sciences; business and society; education and language; genetics and cancer biology; health promotion; human experiences; innovations in healthcare; physical sciences and engineering; and psychology and neuroscience.

Fourteen Fisher students, out of a total of 48 university students, competed in the first session of the event, which covered the areas of business and society, innovations in health care, and psychology and neuroscience. The following Fisher students placed among the top three in the business and society category:

Place Student Advisor Topic
1st Adam Sichel John Draper The Economic and Social Effects of Legalized Sports Gambling
2nd (tie) Thomas Brady Justin Birru Over Pessimism of Bank Stocks since the Great Recession of 2008
2nd (tie) Audrey  Shreve Brian Mittendorf Volunteer Vetting Process in Nonprofit Organizations
3rd Colin Craig Curtis Haugtvedt Social Marketing: the Opioid Epidemic

The forum, created in 1996, is a collaboration between of the university's Honors & Scholars Center, the Undergraduate Research Office and the Office of Research. 

“For a quarter century, this event has provided exemplary Ohio State graduating seniors with the opportunity to share their creative ideas and innovative research with the campus community,” said Dr. Michael V. Drake, president of The Ohio State University. “It is a privilege to showcase achievements and support their efforts to build a better tomorrow.”