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CoSearch 2018

1st Place Winners: 
“TELeHealth Goes to School”
Dr. Richard Novak
Dr. Bill Chittenden
Dr. Shuying Sun
Dr. Pam Wilson

2nd Place Winners: 
“When the Need isn’t Easy to See”
Dr. Kristen Farris
Dr. Rebekah Fox
Dr. Ann Burnette
Dr. Vanessa Higgins Joyce
Dr. Seokhoon Ah

3rd Place Winners: 
Mental Health App
Richard Hall
Dr Yan Yan
Dr. Kim Belcik

CoSearch 2017

1st Place Winners:
FACES: Foster Care Alumni Creating Educational Success (The Bridge Project) 
Christine Norton, Social Work
Eleanor Close, Physics
Lindsay Timmerman, Communication Studies
Luz Murillo, Curriculum & Instruction
Megan Newhouse Baily, Health & Human Perf.
Shawna White, Journalism and Mass Communication
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2nd Place Winners:
Team Hope
Nico Schuler, Music
Shuying Sun, Mathematics
Ruth Taylor, Marketing
Kaipeng Wang, Social Work
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3rd Place Winners:
Team Heart
Viola Benevente, Nursing
Erik Timmerman, Communication Studies
Stephanie Dailey, Communication Studies
Jessica Raley, Health Professions
De Gardner, Health Professions
Grace Kim, Social Work
Ranjini Mohan, Communication Disorders
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Runners Up:

Our Stories 
MiHyun Kim, Art and Design
Louie Team Valencia, History
Rachel Romero, Sociology
Daniel Carter, Journalism and Mass Communication
Richard Warms, Anthropology
Zika Handayani, Engineering Technology
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Steve Rayburn, Marketing
Linda Nasr, Marketing
Sid Anderson, Marketing
David Angelow, Computer Information Systems
Zo Ramamonjiarivelo, Health Administration
Tahir Elkin, CIS
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Happy Healthy Toolkit 
Rebecca David, Geography
Moira DiMauro Jackson, Modern Languages
Andrea Dennison, CLAS-Education
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CoSearch 2016

The Living Room Wins at CoSearch 2016 Research Competition

Second Annual Cross-disciplinary Prize Provides Kickstart to Novel Research Proposal

Thirty faculty members representing every college at Texas State University spent 24 hours forming into four teams to conceive, develop and pitch unique research proposals aimed at solving critical social problems. Teams then presented their research proposals to a panel of ten judges on topics including student hunger on college campuses, empathy training and the effects classroom design can have on student productivity. The winning pitch called “The Living Room,” proposed the development of a mobile app to match under-utilized spaces in homes, churches, company conference rooms, community centers and public places with performance artists and groups in need of rehearsal venues.

Neil Patrick Stewart, a professor in the department of theatre and dance who led the winning team’s presentation said, “Our aim is to turn dead space into living rooms. Like Airbnb has done for travelers, our app will support artists, performers and groups who need rehearsal space. Space providers get the benefit of having art come to life right in their own homes or workplaces.” “The Living Room” project members include: Denise Gobert (Physical Therapy), Joey Martin (Music), Ron Ulen (Music), Jason Kwak (Music), Prisca Ngondo (Public Relations), Cheri DeVol (Theatre), Omar Lopez (Occupational Workforce & Leadership), Tom Dugdale (Theatre), and Dan Tamir (Computer Science).

The team plans to leverage its CoSearch prize to draw on additional funding sources and estimates an app development timeline of 18 months. The group plans to activate the app by engaging the more than 1,100 Texas State University Fine Arts students as word of mouth marketers.

College of Fine Arts dean, John Fleming reflected on The Living Room’s win by saying, “This is what the CoSearch process does. In just 24 hours, an incredible new idea has been conceived and now has seed funding. This is research with relevance that can scale to every college campus and community in the country.”

The 2nd place team focused on “Student food insecurity on campus.” An estimated 7,500 students at Texas State that deal with food insecurity every school year. The goal is to partner with student affairs, retention office, to assess hunger on campus and, partnering with local food distributors, develop a student-led, on-campus, food pantry that evolves into a non-profit grocery store.

CoSearch 2016 was facilitated by Greg Tehven, a curator with TEDx, and nationally sought-after workshop leader. San Marcos Mayor and Texas State graduate, Daniel Guerrero, served as the event’s keynote speaker. 126 supporters attended the final presentations and celebration in the Performing Arts Center.

CoSearch 2015

Texas State University’s CoSearch 2015 Research Competition Winners

The winning team, pictured below, comprised of Dan Tamir from the Department of Communication Science, Rebekah Fox, Kristen Farris, from the Department of Communication Studies and Aimee Roundtree from the Department of English.