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Funded Projects Spring 2010

Spring 2010

  • Undergraduate Research Assistantships
    • Christian Zane and Dr. Mark Yu (faculty mentor), Department of Environmental and Agricultural Management: Effects of outsourcing and trade deficit on agricultural prices
    • Christine Goffinet and Dr. Carol Thompson (faculty mentor), Department of Chemistry, Geosciences, and Environmental Science: Detailed textural analysis of an East Texas bog
    • Bryan Kelsey and Dr. Randy Harp (faculty mentor), Department of Animal Sciences: The effect of creep feeding on piglet performance and sow production
    • Bo David and Dr. Barry Price (faculty mentor), Department of Social Sciences: A critical assessment of dual credit American Government courses
    • Sarah Wnek and Dr. Vicky Johnson (faculty mentor), Department of Fine Arts: A study of the relevance of music theory concepts and skills as perceived by college music theory students and in-service music educators
    • Deanna Bray and Dr. Janis Petronis (faculty mentor), Department of Management, Marketing, and Administrative Systems: Faculty led study abroad: a study of faculty responsibility and liability
    • Samantha Barker and Dr. Michael Hibbs (faculty mentor), Department of Engineering and Physics: Discovery and follow-up imaging and analysis of potentially hazardous near Earth asteroids
    • Pamela Armstrong and Dr. Jennifer Edwards (faculty mentor), Departments of Management, Marketing, and Administrative Systems (PA) and Communications (JE): The effectiveness of a digital dirt training workshop on millennial individuals
  • Student Research Grants
    • Alisha Cole, Department of Sociology, Social Work, and Criminal Justice: Children's literature and its depictions in the modern era (faculty mentor: Dr. Pati Hendrickson)
    • Aaron Daniel, Department of Engineering Physics: Preliminary studies on occurrence of antibiotics in Bosque Watershed Region (faculty mentor: Dr. Sudarshan Kurwadkar)
    • Patric Gleason, Shawn Foyt,  Christy Goffinet, George Harrivel, Michael Pratt, Lynn Smith, Brittany White, Department of Chemistry Geosciences and Environmental Science:  Archaeological site investigation using ground penetrating radar, electromagnetics, seismic reflection, and electrical resistivity at Fort Hood, Texas (faculty mentor: Dr. Beth Rinard)
    • Elizabeth Colvin, Department of Biological Sciences: Locating the hybrid zone of Sigmodon hispidus (faculty mentor: Dr. Russell Pfau)
    • David Fisher, Department of Environmental and Agricultural Management: Spatial distribution of dagger nematodes in vineyards (faculty mentor: Dr. Travis Faske)
    • Jordan Sparkman, Department of Biological Sciences: Population genetics of Sigmodon hispidus (faculty mentor: Dr. Russell Pfau)
    • Jillian Dean, undergraduate student, Department of Biological Sciences: Effect of exercise training on the blood pressure response to colon distension in T5 spinal rats (faculty mentor: Dr. Max Sanderford)
    • Morris Drumm, graduate student, Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies: An analysis of university president's characteristics and leadership frame and fundraising success (faculty mentor: Dr. Koy Floyd)
    • Andrew Johnson, graduate student, Department of Social Sciences: Survey of voter habits in local elections (faculty mentor: Dr. Barry Price)
    • Christopher Niebuhr, graduate student, Department of Animal Sciences: Assessment of tick management strategies at the Fossil Rim Wildlife Center (faculty mentor: Dr. Jeff Breeden)
    • Alisha Cole, undergraduate student, Department of Sociology, Social Work, and Criminal Justice: Children's literature and its depictions in the modern era (faculty mentor: Dr. Pati Hendrickson)
    • Breinne Busby and Jessica Cuthbert, undergraduate students, Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences: Examination of p66 protein in aging mouse brain (faculty mentor: Dr. Sara Taylor)
    • Ashley Williams and Shilpa Thapa, undergraduate students, Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences: Development of a rapid, molecular multiplex bead-based assay to screen hospitalized patients for the presence of clinically significant drub-resistant bacteria (faculty mentor: Dr. Sally Lewis)
    • Benny Lu and Steffani Ellis, undergraduate students, Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences: An immunohistochemical examination of claudin-2 levels in wounded and siRNA knockdown keratinocyte cultures (faculty mentor: Dr. Dale Telgenhoff)
    • Andrew Bunce and Amanda Fuentes, undergraduate students, Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences: Platelet phenotying of noncaucasians (faculty mentor: Dr. Virginia Reyes)
    • Jennifer Miller, graduate student, Department of Environmental and Agricultural Management: Screening peanut germplasm for resistance to southern blight (faculty mentor: Dr. Travis Faske)
    • Rebecca Hackney, graduate student, Department of Environmental and Agricultural Management: Landowner survey of herbicide knowledge, use, and application practices (faculty mentor: Dr. Rober Wittie)
  • Student Travel Grants
    • Shannon Waters, Department of Sociology, Social Work, and Criminal Justice: Factors influencing college education decisions of active military police. To be presented at the National Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences in San Diego, California (faculty mentor: Dr. James Vardalis)
    • Jordan Sparkman, Department of Biological Sciences: Development of microsatellite markers for studying population genetics of the cotton rat (Sigmodon hispidus).  To be presented at the Texas Academy of Science in Stephenville, Texas (faculty mentor: Dr. Russell Pfau)
    • Joe Sillivent, Department of Kinesiology: The effect of a caffeine energy drink on cardiovascular responses during intense exercise.  To be presented at the Texas Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine in Houston, Texas (faculty mentor: Jennifer Blevins-McNaughton)
    • Marsha Hutchison, Department of Management, Marketing, and Administrative Systems: International business and the role of global governance.  To be presented at the Southwestern Social Science Association annual meeting in Houston, Texas (faculty mentor: Dr. Dean Minix)
    • Grant Bethurum, Department of Management, Marketing, and Administrative Systems: International business and the role of global governance.  To be presented at the Southwestern Social Science Association annual meeting in Houston, Texas (faculty mentor: Dr. Dean Minix)