PELLA — More than 200 Central College students presented research during the spring Undergraduate Research Symposium. The following area students were included:


Renee Herbers of Urbandale participated in the Honors Enrichment symposium with the presentation “The efficacy of Fitbits as biofeedback mechanisms in physical activity levels and mental health,”


Kalee Findlay of Grimes participated in the Sustainability Around the World symposium with the presentation “Renewable energy in Costa Rica,”


Amanda Rodriguez of Grimes participated in the Exercise Physiology Lab symposium with the presentation “Measuring pre-exercise anticipatory anxiety,”


Lydia Krzyzak of Grimes participated in the Burden of Modern Disease symposium with the presentation “The prevalence of adolescent suicide in the United States,”


Carter Trager of Grimes participated in the Burden of Modern Disease symposium with the presentation “Hypertension in Egypt,”


Dominic Muse of Waukee participated in the Psych Investigations symposium with the presentation “The role of family context on memory,”


Madeline Allen of Adel participated in the Elementary and General Music Methods symposium with the presentation “Music education inside and outside the classroom,”


Kolby Whisner of Adel participated in the History Seminar symposium with the presentation “Alexander the Great and his historians,”


Carly Klavins of Urbandale participated in the Oral History of the Family Farm symposium with the presentation “Farming families,”


Haley Canney of Adel participated in the Advanced Research in Psychology symposium with the presentation “Perceptions of death: The roles of adults’ faith maturity and belief of an afterlife,”


Jordan Bryne of Minburn participated in the Advanced Research in Psychology symposium with the presentation “To the left, to the left: Is taboo language lateralized?,”


Founded in 1853, Central College of Pella, Iowa, is a private, residential four-year liberal arts college known for its academic rigor and strength in global experiential learning, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), sustainability education, athletics success and tradition, and leadership and service. Central continues to value its long-standing relationship with the Reformed Church in America. The college participates in NCAA Division III athletics and is a member of the Iowa Conference. Central is an active part of the Greater Des Moines region and just two minutes from Lake Red Rock, Iowa’s largest lake.