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2014 SFASU Undergraduate Research Conference Top Scholars and Finalists

Undergraduate Research Conference 2014
Top Scholars and Finalists

 


NELSON RUSCHE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS


Top Scholar:

 

Victoria Wolford, Brynna Kibler, and Erika Reyes
Nelson Rusche College of Business The Freshman Perspective

   

Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Joe K. Ballenger (Management, Marketing, and International Business)


Finalists:

 

Angéline Le Ménach and Tania Morales
Expanding Your Education Beyond the US Borders: Stephen F. Austin State University Freshmen and Study Abroad Programs in Europe

Stephen F. Austin State University Freshmen and Study Abroad Programs in Europe
   

Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Joe K. Ballenger (Management, Marketing, and International Business)

 

Asad Choudhry
Federal Reserve’s Monetary Policies

Federal Reserve’s Monetary Policies
   

Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Mark Scanlan (Economics and Finance)

 

Clint Conner, Angela Bannout, Yolanda Gasaway, and Adriana Cabrera Sanchez
B.E.C.A.U.S.E. Biss Enterprises Caring About Underserved, Safety, and Education

B.E.C.A.U.S.E. Biss Enterprises Caring About Underserved, Safety, and Education
   

Faculty Sponsor: Judith L. Biss (Business Communication and Legal Studies)

 

Ja’Nay Ford, Sarah Thompson, Lauren Overstreet, Jessie McNeese
The PEER Program

The PEER Program
   

Advisor: Dr. Ryan Phelps (Economics and Finance)

 

Kathleen M. Saiz
Civil Air Patrol Marketing Plan

Civil Air Patrol Marketing Plan
   

Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Marlene Kahla (Management, Marketing, and International Business)

 

Katelyn Windham
Determining the Sale Price of Residential Real Estate in Nacogdoches, TX

Determining the Sale Price of Residential Real Estate in Nacogdoches, TX
   

Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Ryan Phelps (Economics and Finance)

 


JAMES I PERKINS COLLEGE OF EDUCATION


Top Scholar:

 

Stephen Decker, Heidi Bachrich, La Tori Flowers
Effects of Hot and Temperate Environments on Executive Function Tasks during Moderate and High Intensity Exercise

   

Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Eric J. Jones and Dr. Mark D. Faries (Kinesiology and Health Science)


Finalists:

 

Rebecca Blubaugh
Recipe Makeover: Finding Flavorful Healthy Alternatives for Traditional Foods

Recipe Makeover: Finding Flavorful Healthy Alternatives for Traditional Foods
   

Faculty Sponsor: Todd Barrios (School of Human Sciences)

 

Jessica Colonneta
Students Serving Students: A Teacher Candidate Examines the Impact of Mentoring with Under-Resourced Elementary Students

Students Serving Students: A Teacher Candidate Examines the Impact of Mentoring with Under-Resourced Elementary Students
   

Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Jannah Nerren (Elementary Education)

 

Chau Phan
Universal Kitchen Design

Universal Kitchen Design
   

Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Mitzi Perritt (School of Human Sciences)

 

Shelby Post
Promoting Oral Language Development in an Early Childhood Classroom: From Theory to Practice

Promoting Oral Language Development in an Early Childhood Classroom: From Theory to Practice
   

Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Robin Johnson (Elementary Education)

 

Amanda Sellman, Emily Reynolds, and Katy Sharp
Media Influences on Adolescents

Media Influences on Adolescents
   

Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Erik Jon Byker (Elementary Education)

 

Ashlee Whelihan
“Sassy Silver” Fashion Startup Business Plan

“Sassy Silver” Fashion Startup Business Plan
   

Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Rebecca Greer (School of Human Sciences)

 

Candyce Young
Health-Related Fitness Results from FitnessGram Tests

Health-Related Fitness Results from FitnessGram Tests
   

Faculty Sponsor: David Goodman (Kinesiology and Health Science)

     


COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS


Top Scholar:

 

René Phillips
Thwarting History’s Greatest Art Thieves

   

Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Jill Carrington (School of Art)


Finalists:

 

Marina Doss
Instrumental Music and the Deaf: A Study in Education

Instrumental Music and the Deaf: A Study in Education
   

Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Jamie Weaver (School of Music)

 

Holly Haynes
“Upon Closer Examination”

“Upon Closer Examination”
   

Faculty Sponsor: Lauren Selden (School of Art)

 

Joel Livsey
Der Ring des Howard Shore

Der Ring des Howard Shore
   

Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Jamie Weaver (School of Music)

 

Ashley Martin
Is Sculpture for All

Is Sculpture for All
   

Faculty Sponsor: Jeff Brewer (School of Art)

 

Emily Milius
Triads and Text in Ariettes Oubliées

Triads and Text in Ariettes Oubliées
   

Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Nathan Fleshner (School of Music)

 

Caleb Rose
Collotype: A Resurrection

Collotype: A Resurrection
   

Faculty Sponsor: Candace Hicks (School of Art)

 

Amanda Warren and Jason Monmoney
Consulting Renovation of Theatrical Support Space

Consulting Renovation of Theatrical Support Space
   

Faculty Sponsor: Carolyn Conn (School of Theatre)

     


ARTHUR TEMPLE COLLEGE OF FORESTRY AND AGRICULTURE


Top Scholar:

 

Jeremy Ayars, Juliet Flores, Whitney Johnson, Mark Nosal, and Laura Tapia
Effectiveness of Lichens in Measuring Atmospheric Pollutants in Nacogdoches, TX

   

Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Sheryll B. Jerez (Environmental Science)


Finalists:

 

Amy Brennan, Briana Crockett, Justin Floyd, Angela Sutherland, and Jay Davis
Comparison of Campsite Monitoring Methods in Texas Wilderness Areas Compared to Wilderness Areas in the Greater Yellowstone Area

   

Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Pat Stephens Williams (Forestry and Agriculture)

 

Amy Brennan, Briana Crockett, Justin Floyd, Angela Sutherland, and Zach Jones
Visitor Observational Studies in the Old Faithful Visitor Education Center in Yellowstone National Park

   

Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Pat Stephens Williams (Forestry and Agriculture)

 

Amy Butler
Effects of Residential Aerobic Sewage Treatment Irrigation Systems on Select Soil Properties

   

Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Kenneth Farrish (Environmental Science)

 

Daniel Fyne
A Spatial Analysis of a Colony of Hibiscus dasycalyx, the Neches River Rose Mallow, Established in 1996 in Nacogdoches County, Texas

   

Faculty Sponsor: Dr. David L. Kulhavy, Dr. David L. Creech, and Dr. Daniel R. Unger (Forestry and Agriculture)

 

Elaine Harris
Comparison of the Performance of a Digital Image Analysis Method versus a Leaf Area Meter in Measuring Leaf Surface Area

Comparison of the Performance of a Digital Image Analysis Method versus a Leaf Area Meter in Measuring Leaf Surface Area
   

Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Sheryll B. Jerez (Environmental Science)

 

Drew Weise
Soil Phosphorus Loading in Urban Landscapes

   

Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Kenneth Farrish (Environmental Science)

 

Mary-Leigh Winkler, Emily Greenstein, Turner McDougal, Bryce German
Comparison of Water Pollutant Discharge from Three Parking Lots in Nacogdoches

Comparison of Water Pollutant Discharge from Three Parking Lots in Nacogdoches
   

Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Sheryll B. Jerez (Environmental Science)

     


COLLEGE OF LIBERAL AND APPLIED ARTS


Top Scholar:

 

Emily Robbins
Bohemian Freedom vs. Bourgeois Society: A Study of Carmen as a Symbol of Liberty

   

Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Joyce Johnston (Languages, Cultures, and Communication)


Finalists:

 

Zoe Ang
Social Work Values and Dying with Dignity

   

Faculty Sponsor: Kristin Bailey-Wallace (Social Work)

 

Russell Bartholomew
Whosoever Believeth: Whosoever Believeth: The Lexical Diffusion of the Third Person Singular Present-Tense Indicative Verbs in Early Modern English and Changing Verb Morphology in English Today

   

Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Jessica Sams (English)

 

Bethanie Sterling
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

   

Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Michael J. Martin (English)

 

Hector Sanchez
iBooks Multimedia Portfolio

   

Faculty Sponsor: Greg Patterson (Mass Communications)

 

Diego Rubalacava
The Effects of Exposure to Sugar and Ethnicity on Body Image Satisfaction

The Effects of Exposure to Sugar and Ethnicity on Body Image Satisfaction
   

Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Lora Jacobi (Psychology)

 

Nicholas Goddard
Gay Marriage and State Constitutional Provisions

Gay Marriage and State Constitutional Provisions
   

Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Steven Galatas (Government)

 

Gretchen L. Patterson
The Preservation of the Colonial Spanish Horse

The Preservation of the Colonial Spanish Horse
   

Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Perky Beisel (History)

     


Best Freshman paper:

 

Ashley Dutton
A Day in My Life with Parietal Lobe Damage

A Day in My Life with Parietal Lobe Damage
   

Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Sharon Eaves (Psychology)


COLLEGE OF SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS


Top Scholar:

 

Alyssa Largent and Jean Meneses
Comparison of Lentiviral Stock Storage Protocols

   

Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Sarah Canterberry (Biology)


Finalists:

 

Tania Benavides
Determination of Anions in Lanana Creek by Ion Chromotography

   

Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Michael Janusa (Chemistry and Biochemistry)

 

Julianna Calkins
Thin Film CdS/CdTe Diodes for Nuclear Radiation Detection

Thin Film CdS/CdTe Diodes for Nuclear Radiation Detection
   

Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Joe Musser

 

Saad Chaudhry and Kenechukwu Ekwemalor
Expression at Low Temperatures Reduces Stress and Improves Recombinant Protein Yield in Escherichia coli

Expression at Low Temperatures Reduces Stress and Improves Recombinant Protein Yield in Escherichia coli
   

Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Odutayo Odunuga (Chemistry and Biochemistry)

 

Amey Gonzalez, Marianne Burnett, Jasmine Moreland
Antibacterial Activity of Biotransformation Product: 1S-(2-benzofuranyl)-ethanol

Antibacterial Activity of Biotransformation Product: 1S-(2-benzofuranyl)-ethanol
   

Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Michele R. Harris (Chemistry and Biochemistry)

 

David Hauer
Analysis of Mineralized Karst Springs in Lampasas, Texas

   

Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Alyx S. Frantzen (Chemistry and Biochemistry)

 

Jasmine Moreland, Amey Gonzalez, and Marianne Burnett
Characterization of Proteins Involved in Biotransformation

Characterization of Proteins Involved in Biotransformation
   

Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Michele R. Harris (Chemistry and Biochemistry)

 

Antonio D. Trevino
Electrochemical Investigations of Benzanthrone

   

Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Kefa K. Onchoke (Chemistry and Biochemistry)

     


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