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Funded Projects Spring 2011

Spring 2011

  • Undergraduate Research Assistantships
    • Heidi Brennan and Dr. Katherine Smith (faculty mentor), Department of Mathematics: Investigating the Interaction of the Acquisition Math and Science Content and Skills with the Acquisition of English Language in Recent Immigrants of Elementary Age.
    • Rainy Daniels and Dr. Jennifer Blevins-McNaughton (faculty mentor), Department of Kinesiology: Reliability of Stress Questionnaire in the Measurement of Risks for the Cardiovascular Disease in Fire Fighters and Police.
    • Dustan DeWinne and Dr. Sudarshan Kurwadkar (faculty mentor), Department of Engineering and Physics: Photolysis Studies on Selected Neonicotinoid Insecticides.
    • Nathan Elrod and Dr. Randy Harp (faculty mentor), Department of Animal Sciences: The Effect of Supplemental Coated Calcium Chloride on Sow Performance.
    • Cletus Fuhrmann and Dr. Falih Ahmad (faculty mentor), Department of Engineering and Physics: Reconstruction of a Dielectric Medium’s Unknown Permittivity Profile via Inversion of its Reflected Electromagnetic Field.
    • Justin Highland and Dr. Bryant Wyatt (faculty mentor), Department of Mathematics: N-body Particle-Based Simulation of Lunar-forming Collision.
    • Matthew Nowlin and Dr. Mark Yu (faculty mentor), Department of Agribusiness, Agronomy, Horticulture, and Range Management: Economic Evaluation of Pork Production and Consumption in the U.S.
    • Rijo Santhosh and Dr. Mircea Agapie (faculty mentor), Department of Engineering and Physics: Cognitive Graph Algorithms Implemented in a Computer Cluster.
    • TraeAnn Schlemmer and Dr. Frank Ewell (faculty mentor), Department of Agribusiness, Agronomy, Horticulture, and Range Management: The Implications of Frequency and Correlation in FFA Contests.
    • Amber Ward and Dr. Chirsti Horton (faculty mentor), Department of Communications: The Trinity River: User Groups’ Perspectives about Water Conservation Challenges.
    • Remington Wheat and Dr. Sudarshan Kurwadkar (faculty mentor), Department of Engineering and Physics: Column Leaching Experiments to Assess the Mobility of Potentially Toxic Insecticides in Vineyards Soil.
  • Student Research Grants
    • Rebecca Hackney, graduate student, Department of Agriculture and Environmental Management: Landowner Survey of Herbicide Knowledge, Use, and Application Practices (faculty mentor: Dr. Roger Wittie).
    • Stephanie Painter, graduate student, Department of Chemistry, Geosciences, and Environmental Science: Utilizing Quantitative Real-time PCR (qPCR) to Investigate a Potential Correlation Between Populations of Pathogenic Free-living Amoeba Naegleria fowleri and the bacterium Escherichia coli within the Coves of Lake Granbury, Texas (faculty mentor: Dr. Russell Pfau).
    • William Kaing, graduate student, Department of Kinesiology: The Effects of Tribulus Terrestris on Muscular Strength and Cholesterol (faculty mentor: Dr. Jennifer Blevins)
  • Student Travel Grants
    • Ryan Cheek, Department of Social Sciences: Post-materialism and Environmental Problem Perception; A Reconsideration. To be presented at the Southwest Social Sciences Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada (faculty mentor: Dr. Jeff Justice).
    • Brandon Buckman, Department of Social Sciences: Post-materialism and Environmental Problem Perception; A Reconsideration. To be presented at the Southwest Social Sciences Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada (faculty mentor: Dr. Jeff Justice).
    • Mike Cedeno, Department of Kinesiology: The Effect of a Caffeine Drink of Cardiovascular Reponses during Intense Exercises. To be presented at TACSM Regional Convention in Austin, Texas (faculty mentor: Dr. Jennifer Blevins-McNaughton).
    • Xinyu Yang, Department of Agribusiness, Agronomy, Horticulture, and Range Mgmt: Phosphorus Efficiency of Two Wild Beans Strophostyles Helvola and S. Leiosperma. To be presented at the 2011 American Society of Agronomy Annually Southern Branch Meeting in Corpus Christi, Texas (faculty mentor: Dr. Donald McGahan).
    • Claire Gibson, Department of Animal Sciences: Location of the Hybrid Zone between Divergent Lineages of the Hispid Cotton Rat. To be presented at the Texas Society of Mammalogists 29th Annual Meeting in Junction, Texas (Sigmodon Hispidus) in Arkansas (faculty mentor: Dr. Russell Pfau).
    • Anthony Edwards, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies: Investigating the Relationship between Mathematics Skills and Physical Science Achievement. To be presented at the Southwestern Educational Research Association Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas (faculty mentor: Dr. Don Beach).
    • Kimbery Thompson, Department of Agribusiness, Agronomy, Horticulture and Range Mgmt.: Eliciting Aggregation Behavior in Cotinis nitida. To be presented at the 59th Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Branch of the Entomology Society of America in Amarillo, Texas (faculty mentor: Dr. Roger Wittie).
    • Sarah Mays, Department of Animal Science and Wildlife Management: Chemical Repellents of the Spinose Ear Tick. To be presented at the 59th Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Branch of the Entomology Society of America in Amarillo, Texas and the Agricultural Colleges of Texas Research Symposium in Alpine, Texas (faculty mentor: Dr. David Kattes).
    • Travis Eberhart, Department of Environmental and Agricultural Management: The Economics of the Dairy Industry in Texas. To be presented at the Southwestern Economics Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada (faculty mentor: Dr. Mark Yu).
    • Colby Elliot, Department of Agribusiness, Agronomy, Horticulture, and Range Mgmt.: Economic Evaluation of Hay Production in Texas. To be presented at the Southwestern Economics Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada (faculty mentor: Dr. Mark Yu).
    • Cassie Schoenthal, Department of Agribusiness, Agronomy, Horticulture, and Range Mgmt.: Effects of Condensed Tannins on House Fly Emergence in Goat Manure. To be presented at the 59th Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Branch of the Entomology Society of America in Amarillo, Texas and the Agricultural Colleges of Texas Research Symposium in Alpine, Texas (faculty mentor: Dr. Barry Lambert).
    • Meslissa MacDonald, Department of Communications: College Student’ Perceptions of Fitness and Body Type in Interpersonal Relationships. To be presented at the Southern States Communication Association Annual Convention in Little Rock, Arkansas (faculty mentor: Dr. Jennifer Edwards).
    • Kylee Thetford, Department of Communications: College Student’ Perceptions of Fitness and Body Type in Interpersonal Relationships. To be presented at the Southern States Communication Association Annual Convention in Little Rock, Arkansas (faculty mentor: Dr. Jennifer Edwards).
    • Nicole Schueneman, Department of Communications: College Student’ Perceptions of Fitness and Body Type in Interpersonal Relationships. To be presented at the Southern States Communication Association Annual Convention in Little Rock, Arkansas (faculty mentor: Dr. Jennifer Edwards).
    • Stacy Coggins, Department of Communications: College Students’ Perceptions of their Undergraduate Peers with Sexually Transmitted Infections.  To be presented at the Southern States Communication Association Annual Convention in Little Rock, Arkansas (faculty mentor: Dr. Jennifer Edwards).
    • Patrick Gleason, Department of Chemistry, Geosciences, and Environmental Science: Detecting Graves in a Lime Marl Environment: A Comparison of Soil Resistivity and Ground Penetrating Radar Methods. To be presented at the Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Environmental and Engineering Problems in Charleston, South Carolina (faculty mentor: Dr. Beth Rinard-Hinga).
    • Christy Goffinet, Department of Chemistry, Geosciences, and Environmental Science: Detecting Graves in a Lime Marl Environment: A Comparison of Soil Resistivity and Ground Penetrating Radar Methods. To be presented at the Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Environmental and Engineering Problems in Charleston, South Carolina (faculty mentor: Dr. Beth Rinard-Hinga).
    • Chale Moreno, Department of Communications: College Students’ Perceptions of Interracial Relationships. To be presented at the Southern States Communication Association Annual Convention in Little Rock, Arkansas (faculty mentor: Dr. Jennifer Edwards).
    • Winston Dawson, Department of Communications: College Students’ Perceptions of Interracial Relationships. To be presented at the Southern States Communication Association Annual Convention in Little Rock, Arkansas (faculty mentor: Dr. Jennifer Edwards).
    • Raul Carrillo, Department of Communications: College Students’ Perceptions of Interracial Relationships. To be presented at the Southern States Communication Association Annual Convention in Little Rock, Arkansas (faculty mentor: Dr. Jennifer Edwards).
    • Winden Royalty, Department of Biological Sciences: Stronger Laws at Home Help US Keep Our Money and Fish. To be presented at the Southwestern Social Sciences Association Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada (faculty mentor: Dr. Jeff Justice).
    • Christopher Niebuhr, Department of Animal Sciences: Detecting Spinoise Ear Tick Presence Using Hose and Habitat Characteristics. To be presented at the American Society of Parasitologists 86th Annual Meeting in Anchorage, AK (faculty mentor Dr. Jeff Breeden).
    • Heidi Brennan, Department of Mathematics: Combining Academic Vocabulary Development and Active Word Walls for a Success Start to Your Mathematics Instruction. To be presented at the Conference for the Advancement of Mathematics Teaching in Grapevine, TX (faculty mentor: Dr. Kathy Smith).
    • Kimberly Davis, Department of Mathematics: Combining Academic Vocabulary Development and Active Word Walls for a Success Start to Your Mathematics Instruction. To be presented at the Conference for the Advancement of Mathematics Teaching in Grapevine, TX (faculty mentor: Dr. Kathy Smith).
    • Tyrell Ratliff, Department of Nursing: Designing a Culture of Safety in a Rural Pre-License Baccalaureate Nursing Program. To be presented at the 2011 Quality and Safety Education for Nurses National Forum in Milwaukee, WI (faculty mentor; Jean Montgomery).
    • Lindsey Perez, Department of Nursing: Designing a Culture of Safety in a Rural Pre-License Baccalaureate Nursing Program. To be presented at the 2011 Quality and Safety Education for Nurses National Forum in Milwaukee, WI (faculty mentor; Jean Montgomery).
    • Rustin Qualls, Department of Nursing: Designing a Culture of Safety in a Rural Pre-License Baccalaureate Nursing Program. To be presented at the 2011 Quality and Safety Education for Nurses National Forum in Milwaukee, WI (faculty mentor; Jean Montgomery).