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Announcing SFA's Annual Undergraduate Research Conference

SFA Undergraduate Research Conference


SFA's Undergraduate Research Conference (URC) is an annual competition that celebrates excellence in undergraduate scholarship among the East Texas community. Spanning many disciplines, the URC showcases the work of undergraduate scholars from SFA’s six colleges, as well as other East Texas area institutions of higher education. The event includes presentations and performances by seven top undergraduate scholars, as well as a ballroom session of many diverse poster presentations by student finalists.

In order to participate, submissions are evaluated and chosen by a committee of university professors. For more information, see Guidelines.


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2017 Undergraduate Research Conference
April 18, 2017 4-7:30 pm
Baker Pattillo Student Center Theater and Twilight Ballroom

Schedule of Events


BPSC Movie Theatre
4:00-4:10 Opening announcements, Dr. Eric J. Jones
4:10-4:30 Presentation of awards to Top Scholars and Faculty Mentor, Provost Dr. Steven Bullard

Top Scholar Presentations
4:30-4:42 Katie McCann
Morphological Variation among Reproductive Tactics in the Comanche Springs Pupfish, Cyprinodon elegans
Faculty Sponsor: Jennifer Gumm
(Department of Biology)

4:42-4:54 Casie Weihe
Unregulated: An Overview of (the Lack of Oversight in) Texas Homeschooling
Faculty Sponsor: Joyce Johnston
(Division of Multidisciplinary Programs)

4:54-5:06 Brianna Clark, Shannon Brown, Rene Barelas, Emily Lozano, and Kayli Baxter
Testing E.coli Bacteria in La Nana Bayou
Faculty Sponsor: Sheryll B. Jerez
(Environmental Science)

5:06-5:18 Uche Nwasuruba
The Fear of Pain and Embarrassment in Relation to Dental Anxiety
Faculty Sponsor: Clint Selman
(Tyler Junior College: Psychology)

5:18-5:30 Rebecca Miller
The Impact of Demographics on Aggravated Assault in Texas Cities
Faculty Sponsor: Ryan Phelps
(Department of Economics and Finance)

5:30-5:42 Remy Follmar, Jennifer Gregory, and Veronica Gilliams
Design for Dementia
Faculty Sponsor: Mitzi R. Perritt
(School of Human Sciences)

5:42-5:54 Keaton Garrett, Matthew Castner, Laurette Roddin, and Scott Augustine
Orphic Quartet Commission
Faculty Sponsor: Nathan Nabb (School of Music)

Twilight Ballroom
5:55-7:30 Poster Presentations of Finalists
Refreshments served

2017 Undergraduate Research Conference Top Scholars and Finalists

Undergraduate Research Commons is a searchable website that displays over 700 undergraduate research publications from around the United States. Winners from our conference are prominently featured on this website. Take a look!

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