What is Intersections?

Case Western Reserve University female student standing beside a poster board project

Intersections: SOURCE Symposium and Poster Session are where CWRU undergraduates present their research and creative projects. Intersections allow the University community and others to see the broad and diverse work being done across campus by our outstanding undergraduates.

Intersections is held three times a year: in December (Fall), April (Spring), and August (Summer). It is a fun and informative celebration featuring bright, creative students and supportive faculty mentors.

Three female Case Western Reserve students posed beside their research project poster


To celebrate and encourage students whose research is focused on children or adolescents, the Schubert Center sponsors a competition for recognition. Prizes are awarded for the top projects!  The students' research covers various topics and disciplines, from engineering medical devices to analyzing social structures and policies.

Intersections Awardees


FIRST PLACE:  Anna Marie Giubileo, ACEs & Adulthood: How Adverse Childhood Experiences Impact Individuals Later in Life

SECOND PLACE: Zahin Islam, Prognosis Associated Tumor Immune Signatures in Pediatric Neuroblastoma

THIRD PLACE:  Nehal Methi, Investigating Adverse Childhood Experiences and Schizotypy in Adults

HONORABLE MENTION:  Katherine Glaess, Olivia Love and Noelle Nelson, Reusable Pediatric Pulse Oximeter

HONORABLE MENTION: Amanda Beck, Old Versus New Version of a Test of Articulation: Similarities and Differences

FALL 2020

FIRST PLACE: Isabella Beninate, Condensed Bilingual Input Output Survey,  Increased Clinical Efficiency

SECOND PLACE: Max Berky, Rohan Desai, Bill Ding, Ruby Spada and David Suh, Healthy Baby Monitoring


FIRST PLACE: Matt Fleshood, Emily Long, and Tom Ugras, Reusable Pediatric Pulse Oximeter 

SECOND PLACE: Julia Fleming, Implications of U.S. Immigration Policies on the Children of Unauthorized Immigrants 

THIRD PLACE: Puja Desai, Rajeev Laungani, Kim Steere, Yuanshan Wu, and Andrew Yant, Therapeutic Efficacy for Ride-On Toy Cars

HONORABLE MENTION: Noah Isenstein, Nutritional Assessment of School Lunches in Cuyahoga County

HONORABLE MENTION: Oluwatobi Oshomoji, Metabolites of Cholesterol Metabolism as Potential Biomarkers for Correction of Defective Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Regulator


FIRST PLACE (Tie): Gabriela Arima, Screening for Social Needs and Adverse Childhood Experiences in Pediatric Primary Health Care Settings: a Review. 

FIRST PLACE (Tie): Julia Knight, S-Nitrosothiols inhibit CHIP and stabilize F508del CFTR at the human airway epithelial cell surface. 

SECOND PLACE: Lauren Huang, Positive Effect of PD-L1/PD1 Engagement for Optimal T-Cell Activation During Early Anti-tumor Immune Priming as Assessed by In Vitro Dendritic Cell-induced T-cell Proliferation. 

THIRD PLACE: Emily Gorjanc, Adverse Childhood Experiences and PTSD Symptoms, Depressive Symptoms, and History of Suicidality in Mothers of Young Children. 

HONORABLE MENTION: Abigail OpherMonserrath Salas, & Anusha Vallapuri, Brush High School Exercise Science & Sports Rehabilitation Class Nutrition Education Series. 

HONORABLE MENTION: Marissa Vidal, The Mind Matters: Examining the Effectiveness of Dissonance-Based Therapy in the Prevention of Eating Disorders.