Stephen F. Austin State University


Students to present research in annual Undergraduate Research Conference

April 11, 2018
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - Students nominated from each of Stephen F. Austin State University's six colleges and one regional college will showcase their research during the 2018 Undergraduate Research Conference 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center.

One student research project from each college was chosen as top scholar, with other projects from each chosen as finalists. Dr. Michael Tkacik, director of the School of Honors and professor in the Department of Government, said the finalists were selected based on the rigor, creativity and research processes of their projects.

Top scholars will present their research in the student center theater and include Stephen Janovsky of Rockwall, Nelson Rusche College of Business; Yemy Magana of Houston and Haley Paz of Burleson, James I. Perkins College of Education; Travis Wilson of Katy, College of Fine Arts; Nicholas Schiwitz of Frisco, Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture; Abigail Perschall of Denison, Hannah Tumlinson of Cibolo, Jessie Jenkins of Atascocita and Alex Sides of Nacogdoches, College of Liberal and Applied Arts; and Archie Sauls of Duncanville, College of Sciences and Mathematics.

Finalists will give poster presentations in the Twilight Ballroom.

"Ultimately, research seeks to add new knowledge to the world," Tkacik said. "These students have demonstrated excellence in every sense of the word. They have shown initiative, they have shown perseverance, they have shown creativity and, of course, they have demonstrated hard work."

The conference is open to the public. For a list of participants and research topics, visit

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