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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. Submissions are evaluated and chosen by a committee of university professors.

For more information, see Guidelines.


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2019 Undergraduate Research Conference
April 16, 2019 4-7:30 p.m.
Schedule of Events



BPSC Movie Theatre
4:00-4:10 p.m. Opening announcements, Dr. Elizabeth Tasker-Davis
4:10-4:30 p.m. Presentation of awards to Top Scholars and Faculty Mentor, Provost Dr. Steven Bullard


Top Scholar Presentations
4:30-4:42 p.m. Carly Wright
Fertilizer Type and Rate Influence on Erysimum Growth and Development
Faculty Sponsor: Michael Maurer (Agriculture)


4:42-4:54 p.m. Kia Fisker
European Labor Market Policies and Unemployment Rates
Faculty Sponsor: Stephen Kosovich (Department of Economics and Finance)


4:54-5:06 p.m. Hannah Horton
The Consideration of Students’ Ideas to Improve Online Courses in Higher Education
Faculty Sponsor: Erika Powell (Learning Framework-Tyler Junior College)


5:06-5:18 p.m. Michael Dean, Travis Wattigney, Wyatt Gay, and Logan Starks
Interactive Media: Making Music Creation Accessible to the Public
Faculty Sponsor: James Adams (School of Music)


5:18-5:30 p.m. Aaron Kelley
The Path to Hegemony: A Model of the Emerging Hegemon
Faculty Sponsor: Julie Harrelson-Stephens (Department of Government)


5:30-5:42 p.m. Hailey Jarzynka and Holly Jarzynka
Biotransformation Reactions of Pro-chiral Ketones and Studying Antimicrobial Properties of Biotransformation Products
Faculty Sponsor: Michele R. Harris (Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry)


5:42-5:54 p.m. James Hutson, Casey Pederson, and Courtney Elliott
Impact of Heart Rate Intensity on Shooting Accuracy during Games in NCAA Division I Women Basketball Players
Faculty Sponsor: Dustin Joubert (Department of Kinesiology and Health Science)


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

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