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12 Research Presentations Receive Awards

12 Research Presentations Receive Awards(Posted: April 24, 2014)

The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith has announced the 12 best research presentations delivered at the seventh annual Undergraduate Research Symposium.

Research projects presented at the conference included both oral presentations and poster presentations. Among the research disciplines represented were animation technology, applied science, biology, business, chemistry, communication, computer-aided drafting and design, dental hygiene, earth science, education, engineering, English, graphic design, history, humanities, information technology, mathematics, music, nursing, psychology, rhetoric, surgical technology, theatre, and world languages.

The 33 students whose presentations were selected by judges for recognition received monetary awards.

The winners were:

Austin, Texas: Amy Belanger (team of 4), "Factors Affecting the Development of Soil Amoeba, Dictyostelium Discoideum," faculty sponsor Dr. Sandhya Baviskar.

Bonanza: Matthew Seiter and Michael Seiter (team of 4), "Hydroponics," faculty sponsors Cody Holt and Dr. Argie Nichols.

Booneville: Lauren Krepps and Angela Thomas (team of 12), "Concerns for Students Academic Degree Changes Influenced by Self-efficacy," faculty sponsor Dr. Earlene Washburn.

Cedarville: Jerry Wing, "Rolling into History: John Drennen and the Cherokee Treaty of New Echota," faculty sponsor Dr. Steve Kite.

Diamond City: Gage Rice, "Detecting Handwriting Forgeries Using Discrete Wavelet Transformations," faculty sponsor Dr. Jill Guerra.

Fort Smith: Cassandra Bright, "Automated Splice Identification or Bust," faculty sponsor John Hamilton; Jill Campbell and Taylor Jordan (team of 4), "Factors Affecting the Development of Soil Amoeba, Dictyostelium Discoideum," faculty sponsor Dr. Sandhya Baviskar; Armando Castro, Rose Kappes, Dale Mckellip, Ryan Millican and Antionette Zepp (team of 12), "Concerns for Students Academic Degree Changes Influenced by Self-efficacy," faculty sponsor Dr. Earlene Washburn; Danyell Farris, "Why Study Spanish? Improving Secondary Education Students' Motivation and Self-efficacy in Spanish Language Classes," faculty sponsor Dr. Lois Yocum; Tia Johnson, "Symbols: How Graphic Designers are Creating a Universal Language," faculty sponsor Colin McLain; Heather Moore (team of 4), "MRSA: Are You at Risk?" faculty sponsor Pamela Davidson; Allison Reeves (team of 2), "The Advent of the Children's Age: The Effects of Imperial Poetry and Mesmerism in a Transatlantic Children's Publication," faculty sponsor Dr. Lindsy Lawrence; Kangdo Vang (team of 4), "Hydroponics," faculty sponsors Cody Holt and Dr. Argie Nichols; Hillary Yerton, "Uses and Gratifications of Online Game Play in World of Warcraft," faculty sponsor Dr. Bradley Wiggins.

Greenwood: Amber Bean and Terri Hood (team of 12), "Concerns for Students Academic Degree Changes Influenced by Self-efficacy," faculty sponsor Dr. Earlene Washburn; Alyssia Duvall (team of 4), "MRSA: Are You at Risk?" faculty sponsor Pamela Davidson.

Hackett: Beau Branham (team of 12), "Concerns for Students Academic Degree Changes Influenced by Self-efficacy," faculty sponsor Dr. Earlene Washburn.

Harrison: Angela Gilbert (team of 4), "Hydroponics," faculty sponsors Cody Holt and Dr. Argie Nichols.

Lavaca: Christine Taylor (team of 12), "Concerns for Students Academic Degree Changes Influenced by Self-efficacy," faculty sponsor Dr. Earlene Washburn.

Jacksonville: Jennifer Rambo (team of 2), "The Advent of the Children's Age: The Effects of Imperial Poetry and Mesmerism in a Transatlantic Children's Publication," faculty sponsor Dr. Lindsy Lawrence.

Springdale: Meredith Poole (team of 4), "MRSA: Are You at Risk?" faculty sponsor Pamela Davidson.

Sendai, Japan: Keigo Nakamura (team of 4), "Factors Affecting the Development of Soil Amoeba, Dictyostelium Discoideum," faculty sponsor Dr. Sandhya Baviskar.

Van Buren: Karen Barrera-Leon, "Mexican Immigration: Causes, Effects and General Data," faculty sponsor Dr. Bun Song Lee; Martin Garcia (team of 12), "Concerns for Students Academic Degree Changes Influenced by Self-efficacy," faculty sponsor Dr. Earlene Washburn; Brooke Miller (team of 4), "MRSA: Are You at Risk?" faculty sponsor Pamela Davidson.



Article by: Bonnie Harmon, Administrative Assistant to the Provost

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