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Spring Research Showcase

April 29, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm

140 Nolte Center

Please join the Department of Writing Studies for the annual Spring Research Showcase. This year’s showcase will include 10 poster presentations from department students in the BS and MS program. We will also be honoring our 2018-2019 graduates. Light refreshments and cake will be served.


  • Erik Carlson, MS: “An exploration of the agential relationships between designers and users in co-created wellness spaces”
  • Christine Ecker, MS: “The current state of safety training information: Using Schriver’s information design principles to analyze a slideshow for an audience with limited English proficiency and low literacy”
  • Nathan Ernst, BS: “Understanding Technical Language Use in Competitive League of Legends”
  • Emily Gresbrink, MS: “ Exploring the Nexus of Telemedicine and Written Mobile Communications”
  • Lauren Holly, BS: “Renaming Campus Buildings: A Step Towards Reparations at the University of Minnesota”
  • Madeline Jefferson, MS: “Usability of Automatic Speech Recognition Systems for Individuals with Speech Disorders: Past, Present, Future, and A Proposed Model”
  • Matt Lilley, MS: “Reflections on Health Communications Aimed at a Young Audience: Examining Current Practices in Diabetes Education and Communication for Children”
  • Kristina Shirk, MS: ”Helping Users Help Themselves: Assessing Accessibility of Graco Inc.’s Online Customer Support Center”
  • Kendra Wiswell, BS: “The Potential for Voice-Assistant Technology in Digital and Physical Spaces”
  • Jessa Wood, MA: “Hearing Voices: The Impact of a Common FYW Textbook on Graduate and Professional Instructors”



  • Matt Brundage, Meditech
  • Jim Hall, IT Mentor Group, LLC
  • Nick Rosencrans, University of Minnesota
  • Lee Thomas, University of Minnesota
  • Daphne Walmer, Medtronic
  • Jim Willenbring, Medtronic