USI students attended the annual conference for the Indiana Society of Radiologic Technologists (ISRT), held October 18 and 19 in Indianapolis. This year, USI had a team compete in the ISRT Annual Quiz Bowl and the ISRT Scientific Exhibit Competition.
For the Quiz Bowl, the USI team took first place out of 23 teams competing from across the state. Team members were Katelyn Earl, Kimberly Gisler and Maranda Stull, and they were coached by Heather Schmuck, clinical assistant professor in radiologic and imaging sciences.
For the Scientific Exhibit Competition, USI competed against 10 other exhibits and took first place! Team members were Katelyn Earl, Jasmine Martin and Maranda Stull. Their poster was titled, Mobile Radiography and Radiation and was an experiment detailing the importance of radiation safety when conducting mobile radiography.
Joy Cook, clinical associate professor of radiologic and imaging sciences and interim chair of the program, and Heather Schmuck presented their original research project, How Clean is Your Radiology Apparel? This research tested the bioburden present on the protective apparel utilized during procedures involving radiation.
At the annual business meeting, Joy Cook retired (again) as senior board member. New officers for the 2018-2019 term include Heather Schmuck, senior board member; Katherine Peak, instructor in radiologic and imaging sciences, treasurer; and Samantha Sawyer, instructor in diagnostic medical sonography, secretary.