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Funded Projects Fall 2011

Fall 2011

  • Student Research Grants
    • Mike Cedeno and Dr. Jennifer Blevins-McNaughton (faculty mentor), Department of Kinesiology: Gender and stress related differences in cardiovascular and metabolic health outcomes
    • Whitney Dayberry and Dr. Kayla Peak (faculty mentor), Department of Kinesiology: Discovering a Motivation Formula: An Inquiry into Positive Motivational Behaviors for Exercise Adherence
    • Karl Mueller and Dr. Janice Speshock (faculty mentor), Department of Biological Sciences: Analysis of growth-deficient mutants of Staphylococcus aureus
    • Mikel Shane Prather and Dr. Anthony Pursell (faculty mentor), Department of Fine Arts: Incorporating visual media at music concerts to improve attendance
  • Student Travel Grants
    • Michael Donalson, Department of Animal Sciences: Effects of Winter Feeding Round Bales on Coastal Bermuda grass Re-Establishment in the Cross Timbers Region. To be presented at the Fundamental for Life: Soil, Crop, & Environmental Sciences Conference in San Antonio, TX (faculty mentor: Dr. Randy Harp).
    • Rachel McGregor, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Sciences: Evaluation of a biological control agent for control of root-knot nematode, Meloidogyne marylandi, on turfgrass. To be presented at the Soil Science Society of America Annual Meeting in San Antonio, TX (faculty mentor: Dr. Travis Faske).
    • Stephanie Painter, Department of Chemistry, Geosciences, and Environmental Sciences: Use of quantitative real-time PCR (qPCR) to investigate a potential correlation between populations of the pathogenic amoeba Naegleria fowleri and the bacterium Escherichia coli in Lake Granbury, TX. To be presented at the 2011 AWRA Annual Water Resources Conference in Albuquerque, NM (faculty mentor: Dr. Russell Pfau).
  • Undergraduate Research Assistantships
    • Kimberly Byford and Dr. Marilyn Duran (faculty mentor), Department of Nursing: Readiness of Graduate Nurses to Provide a Safe Healthcare Environment.
    • Amber Dayhare and Dr. Javier Garza (faculty mentor), Department of Mathematics: Modeling Optimal Intervention Strategies for the Control of Mastitis in Dairy Cow Populations.
    • Anna Felix and Dr. Mike Hibbs (faculty mentor), Department of Engineering and Physics: Abell Cluster Image Database and Supernovae Discovery.
    • Cletus Fuhrmann and Dr. Failh Ahmad (faculty mentor), Department of Engineering and Physics: The Impact of Phase Compensation on Inversion Accuracy for Homogeneous Layered Media.
    • Charles Gibson and Dr. Richard Reese (faculty mentor), Department of Engineering and Physics: Particle Modeling Optimization on a CUDA-enabled High-performance Cluster.
    • Dedrick Hail and Dr. Carol Thompson (faculty mentor), Department of Chemistry, Geosciences, and Environmental Science: Interaction of Phosphorus with Deep Streambank Sediments.
    • Jordan Hernandez and Dr. Mike Hibbs (faculty mentor), Department of Engineering and Physics: Abell Cluster Image Database and Supernovae Discovery.
    • Justin Highland and Dr. Bryant Wyatt (faculty mentor), Department of Mathematics: Particle Based Simulations of Late Lunar Forming Impacts.
    • Daniel Horton and Dr. Carol Thompson (faculty mentor), Department of Chemistry, Geosciences, and Environmental Science: Interaction of Phosphorus with Deep Streambank Sediments.
    • Andrew Kent and Dr. Richard Reese (faculty mentor), Department of Engineering and Physics: Application Runtime Monitoring Using the Java Virtual Machine.
    • Karl Mueller and Dr. Janice Speshock (faculty mentor), Department of Biological Sciences: Analysis of growth-deficient mutants of Staphylococcus aureus.
    • Jake Rhodes and Dr. Mike Hibbs (faculty mentor), Department of Engineering and Physics: Abell Cluster Image Database and Supernovae Discovery.
    • Travis Salzillo and Dr. Jimmy McCoy (faculty mentor), Department of Physics: An N-Body Study of the Thermodynamic Properties of Water.
    • Courtney Sullivan and Dr. Mike Hibbs (faculty mentor), Department of Engineering and Physics: Abell Cluster Image Database and Supernovae Discovery.
    • Alexandra Trott and Dr. Russell Pfau, Department of Biological Sciences: Characterization of a hybrid zone between two divergent lineages of cotton rat (Sigmodon hispidus).