(CARS) Creative Activity and Research Showcase

CARS 2017

CARS 2017 Awards

We are pleased to share the following award recipients:

Performance:  Emily Kreitsek, Alysse Thomas, Amy Shurtliff, Sydney Jones, Kellie Kaminski, Emma Loree-Findeis, Zachary Grant, Kimberly Cassetta, Sarah McLaen, Nina Nasca, Grace Yezierski, Emily Lawrence, Jacqueline Ellis, Sara Coykendall, Lydia Schifley, Erica Rivoli, Shannon Gavin and MacKenzie Swinehart for their dance performance of Breaking the Silence.  Faculty sponsor is Professor Heather Roffe.

Paper presentation:  Megan Searing and Stephanie Mongelli - Student Actions when Comparing Fractions.  Faculty sponsor is Professor Nicole Juersivich.

Poster - First place:  Amanda Entress and Gabrielle Sharp - Teacher Perceptions of Collaboration with School-Based Occupational Therapists. Faculty sponsor is Professor Laura Poleshuck.

Poster - Second place (There was a three way tie.):  Jennifer Cator - Global Coherence of Story Narratives in Right Hemisphere Dysfunction.  Faculty sponsor is Professor Melissa Johnson.  Emily Modeen and Julia Widmer - Bioremediation of Neonicotinoid Insecticides, Thiamethoxam and Imidacloprid, by Select Bacterial Species.  Faculty sponsor is Professor Stephanie Zamule. Alyssa Sackett, Kate Durr, Vincent Parrillo, Drew Simoneau, Elizabeth Howell and Katlynne Ray - Using Mobility Devices in Inpatient Rehabilitation: A Description of the Decision-Making Process of Physical Therapists.  Faculty sponsor is Professor Sue O'Brien.

Poster - Third place (There was a tie):  Ariana Scarfone - The “Positive” Side of Social Media: Body-Positive Posts as a Protective Factor Against Media-Induced Body Dissatisfaction.  Faculty sponsor is Professor Lindsey LaPlant. Francesca Speiss, Whitney Thomas and Alexandria Lovejoy - The Nazareth College Community Response to a Tobacco-, Smoke- and Vape-Free Survey. Faculty sponsor is Professor Mary Dahl Maher.

For student presenters and performers:

CARS 2017 Schedule for Participants

How to participate: 

  1. Identify a faculty sponsor and confirm their agreement to sponsor/approve your endeavor.
  2. Carefully read and follow the appropriate guidelines for your particular format of participation (can be accessed by clicking the links below).  Consult with your faculty sponsor if no guidelines are available.
  3. Submit your proposal electronically, using the exact wording you want to appear in the CARS 2017 Program describing your work, by the March 8, 2017 deadline. Information you provide on this form will not be edited for spelling, grammar, etc. Reviewing a copy of the registration form will allow you to gather all required information prior to submitting.


CARS 2017 Awards:

The categories will include: posters, performances and paper presentations.  All categories will be judged by faculty and staff volunteers and the respective rubrics are posted below.

Award Rubrics:

Optional Poster Templates:

Not sure how to design a poster? 

Consultation with your faculty sponsor is recommended before using one of the templates below.  Feel free to use these templates as a starting point and use your best judgment in designing your poster.  Please make sure the logos have a white background.

2' x 3' Templates (Compliments of CARS Creative Team):

3' x 4' Templates (Resizing compliments of Media Resources):

Key Dates

  • March 8, 2017 - Deadline for submitting proposal
  • March 22, 2017 - Deadline to request poster funding
  • April 11, 2017 - Deadline for submitting poster to Media Services for printing
  • April 21, 2017 - CARS 2017 from 1-4 p.m. in the Arts Center

Still have questions about participating?

For performances, please contact Dr. Octavio Vazquez at ovazque2@naz.edu.  

For paper presentations, please contact Dr. Ed Wiltse at ewiltse6@naz.edu.

All other questions should be directed to your faculty sponsor or Mrs. Debbie Mathewson at  dmathew4@naz.edu

Please include CARS 2017 in the subject line.