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2016 SFASU Undergraduate Research Conference Top Scholars and Finalists

2016 Undergraduate Research Conference
Top Scholars and Finalists

 


NELSON RUSCHE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS


Top Scholar:

 

Paige Sumney
An Experiential Study of Records Management at Ward Animal Hospital

     

Faculty Sponsor: Marsha Bayless (Business Communication & Legal Studies)


Finalists:

 

Courtney Beatty
Women in the Workforce

Poster
     

Faculty Sponsor: Carol Wright (Business Communication & Legal Studies)

 

James Davoli, Jeremy Pounds, and Andrew Krenek
Image of the Grove Apartments in Nacogdoches, TX

Poster
     

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

 

Cary Ray, Brandi Mathis, and Nemanja Bilc
Image of Urban Bricks Pizza

 
     

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

 

Ashlyn Reece
Support of Campus Carry at Stephen F. Austin State University

Poster
     

Faculty Sponsor: Ryan Phelps (Economics and Finance)

 

Juanita Reyes, Rebecca Rhame, and Lane O’Brien
Be Well

Poster
     

Faculty Sponsor: Judith Biss (Business Communication & Legal Studies)

 

Marisa Salazar, Emily Poris, and Joshua Shoulders
Nacogdoches Senior Center Marketing Research

Poster
     

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

 

Justin Seitz and Brandon Gray
SFASU Health Center

 
     

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

 
 


JAMES I PERKINS COLLEGE OF EDUCATION


Top Scholar:

 

Marie Wilhelm
Stress and Stress Management in Kinesiology Undergraduate Students

 
     

Faculty Sponsor: Christina Sinclair (Kinesiology and Health Science)


Finalists:

 

Alyssa Abreu and Rachel Nanez
Affective and Motivational Responses to 3D Body Imaging

 
     

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

 

Pamela Garcia
Contemporary Office Design

Poster
     

Faculty Sponsor: Mitzi Perritt (Human Sciences)

 

Anitra Greusel
Implementing Sustainable Meal Planning Practices Through Meal Mentoring at an East Texas Food Bank

Poster
     

Faculty Sponsors: Mary Olle and Gina Fe Causin (Human Sciences)

 

Alexondrea Jones
Effects of Caffeine on Optimism and High-Beta Brain Activity in Caffeine Users Pilot Study

 
     

Faculty Sponsor: Luis. E. Aguerrevere (Human Services)

 

Erica Knowles and Brianna Henson
The Relationship Health and Attractiveness Self-Ratings with Body Satisfaction and Health Behavior

 
     

Faculty Sponsor: Mark D. Faries (Kinesiology and Health Science)

 

Melissa Lenert
The Effects of Caffeine on Alpha Wave Power in Regular Caffeine Consumers

Poster
     

Faculty Sponsor: Luis. E. Aguerrevere (Human Services)

 

Dani Quade, Haleigh Pickett, and Lindsey Pallat
Increasing Mathematic Performance Using Play-Based Learning With English Language Learners

 
     

Faculty Sponsors: Vicki Thomas and Tingting Xu (Elementary Education)

       


COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS


Top Scholar:

 

Shelby Gilliland
Israeli-Palestinian Conflict-Churchill's Seven Jewish Children: A Play for Gaza

 
     

Faculty Sponsor: Rick Jones (Theatre)


Finalists:

 

Alexander Ballard
Recording a Polychoral Motet in a Cathedral Setting

 
     

Faculty Sponsor: Jaime Weaver (Music)

 

Alexandra Burke
Qualitative Survey of Music Conducting Texts

Poster
     

Faculty Sponsor: Tamey Anglley (Music)

 

Jesse Edwards
How Different Art Forms Capitalize on Elements of Artistic Expression

Poster
     

Faculty Sponsor: Scott Runnels (Art)

 

Shelby Gilliam and Dominique Rider
Mastering Macbeth

Poster
     

Faculty Sponsor: Rick Jones (Theatre)

 

Joseph Schaetz, Erasmo Herrera, Chris Garza, and Ryan Dutton
Advancing the Repertoire for the Euphonium Ensemble

Poster
     

Faculty Sponsor: J.D. Salas (Music)

 

Brian Steele, Travis Wilson, Skyler Moore, and Brittany Tennis
LED Lighting for The Arabian Knights

Poster
     

Faculty Sponsor: Carolyn “CC” Conn (Theatre)

 

Brittany Tennis
Naturalism in Williams' The Night of the Iguana

Poster
     

Faculty Sponsor: Inga Meier (Theatre)

       


ARTHUR TEMPLE COLLEGE OF FORESTRY AND AGRICULTURE


Top Scholar:

 

Cassey Edwards
Habitat and Landscape Factors Influencing Acoustic Detections of Various Bat Species in East Texas

 
     

Faculty Sponsor: Chris Comer (Forestry)


Finalists:

 

Brad Henley
1984 to 2013 East Texas Land Cover Classification Using Remote Sensing

 
     

Faculty Sponsors: David Kulhavy and Daniel Unger (Forestry)

 

Joshua Miller, Robert Grant, Maira Aleem, Brandyn Fredericks, and Nathan Warner
Air Quality Assessment of Airborne Bacteria in Public Dining Areas at SFASU

 
     

Faculty Sponsor: Sheryll Jerez (Environmental Science)

 

Amny Rose
Effects of Partial Shading Typical of a Loblolly Pine Silvopasture on Marginally Productive Alfisols in the Southeastern United States

 
     

Faculty Sponsor: Leon Young (Agriculture)

 

Aaron Slevin, Joseph Watkins, James Cunningham, Michael DeGuenther, and Clayton Rushing
Response of Problematic Algae to Copper-based Algaecide

Poster
     

Faculty Sponsor: Sheryll Jerez (Environmental Science)

 

Emmanda Wilson
Interaction of Temperature and Strength Properties for Pine versus Wood Plastic Composite Decking

 
     

Faculty Sponsor: Matthew McBroom (Forestry)

 

Mary-Leigh Winkler and Madison Peters
Schooling Behavior and Utilization of Woody Debris by Predator and Prey Fish

 
     

Faculty Sponsor: Matthew McBroom (Forestry)

 

Michelle Zvonkovic
Effects of Particle Size on Heat Released from Combustion of Yaupon

 
     

Faculty Sponsors: Brian Oswald and Juhui Weng (Forestry)

       


COLLEGE OF LIBERAL AND APPLIED ARTS


Top Scholar:

 

Amber Juarez, Meagan Beckwith, James Hardcastle, Meagan Sellers, and Jovita Ndong
PR Plan for The Solid Foundation

 
     

Faculty Sponsor: T. Phillip Madison (Mass Communications)


Finalists:

 

Cindy L. Carrillo
Voter Turnout, Electoral Competition & Rational Choice Theory

 
     

Faculty Sponsor: Steven Galatas (Government)

 

Caitlin Davis Hornback
Measuring Marriage: Some Key Ingredients for a More Successful Union

Poster
     

Faculty Sponsor: Dianne Dentice (Anthropology, Geography and Sociology)

 

Keara E. King
Differential Media Portrayal of the Pope

Poster
     

Faculty Sponsor: James Morris (Social Work)

 

Christina Kramer
The Faust Figure’s Unattainable Utopia

Poster
     

Faculty Sponsor: Jacqueline Cowan (English)

 

Natalia Mujadzic
The Rhineland Bastards

Poster
     

Faculty Sponsor: Louise E. Stoehr (Languages, Cultures, and Communication)

 

Justin Oakley
No Night for Mexican Tears: Juan Cortina and the Brownsville Raid

Poster
     

Faculty Sponsor: Scott Sosebee (History)

 

Stephen Ratliff
The Effects of Being the Target of Envy on Satisfaction with Success

Poster
     

Faculty Sponsor: Lauren Brewer (Psychology)

       


Best Freshman Submission:

 

Sarah Ebert
The Women’s Army Invades Nacogdoches

Poster
     

Faculty Sponsor: Courtney Wooten (English)


COLLEGE OF SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS


Top Scholar:

 

Carmel Tovar
Size of the Protein, Not Number or Position of Histidine Tags, is the Major Factor that Determines its Yield during Ni2+ and Co2+ Affinity Purification

 
     

Faculty Sponsor: Odutayo Odunuga (Chemistry and Biochemistry)


Finalists:

 

Jillian Blenderman
Response of Female Cyprinodon rubrofluviatilis and C. variegatus to Chemical Cues of Conspecific and Heterospecific Males

 
     

Faculty Sponsor: Jennifer Gumm (Biology)

 

Nicholas Cheatwood and Jessica Bronstad
Antimicrobial Properties of Isomers of Benzofuranylethanol

Poster
     

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

 

Esmeralda Garcia, Jennifer Hanes, Phillip Sharp, and Petra Kadakova
Evaluation of the Performance of a Rural Surface Water Treatment Plant in Nacogdoches, Texas

Poster
     

Faculty Sponsors: Michael A. Janusa and Kefa Onchoke (Chemistry and Biochemistry)

 

Sam Jentsch, James Francis, and Andrew Ballard
Database Development – Images Photography Studio

Poster
     

Faculty Sponsor: Deborah Dunn (Computer Science)

 

Nghia Nguyen
Cutting Triangles

Poster
     

Faculty Sponsor: Jane Long (Mathematics and Statistics)

 

Christopher Orr
Simultaneous Detection of Hg2+, Pb2+, Cd2+, and Cu2+ by a Porphyrin Based

Poster
     

Faculty Sponsor: Matibur R. Zamadar (Chemistry and Biochemistry)

 

Timothy Turner
Electronic Cigarettes: Truth or Toxic?

Poster
     

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


REGIONAL COLLEGES


Top Scholar:

 

Shelby Click and Dannika Blackhurst
DRIVEN School Systems: Test Development, Structure and Implementation

 
     

Faculty Sponsor: Kay Lynn Moran (Tyler Junior College: Education/Government)


Finalists:

 

Bayley Deaton
Native American History's Duality with the West

 
     

Faculty Sponsor: Ryan Button (Tyler Junior College: Human Behavioral Sciences)

 

Dhalia Galdamez
An Artist's Enemy

 
     

Faculty Sponsor: David Funk (Tyler Junior College: Art and Honors)

 

Clifton Henry
The Foundations of Mathematics History and Its Applications in Higher Level Mathematics

 
     

Faculty Sponsor: Chris Chappa (Tyler Junior College: Mathematics)

 

Shelby Luptak
Cognitive Dissonance Within a Realm of Unconscious Bias

 
     

Faculty Sponsor: Ryan Button (Tyler Junior College: Human Behavioral Sciences)

 

Yoshinobu Nakada
Introduction of Virtual Reality Web Browsing System to Enhance Second Language Learnings

 
     

Faculty Sponsor: David Funk (Tyler Junior College: Art and Honors)

 

Sabrah Shipman
The Psychology Behind Advertising and Consumer Behavior

 
     

Faculty Sponsor: David Funk (Tyler Junior College: Art and Honors)

 

Carmen Suarez
The Entrepreneurial Gamble: Cognitive Determinants that Influence Risk Perception and Success

 
     

Faculty Sponsor: David Funk (Tyler Junior College: Art and Honors)


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