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Funded Projects Summer 2011

Summer 2011

  • Undergraduate Research Assistantships
    • Charles Gibson and Dr. Bryant Wyatt (faculty mentor), Department of Mathematics: N-body Particle-based simulation of Lunar-forming Collision
    • Jordan Hernandez and Dr. Shaukat Goderya (faculty mentor), Department of Engineering and Physics: Automated Classification of Eclipsing Binary Stars in the Kepler Mission Database using Artificial Neural Networks
    • Justin Highland and Dr. Bryant Wyatt (faculty mentor), Department of Mathematics: N-body Particle-based simulation of Lunar-forming Collision
    • Melissa MacDonald and Dr. Jennifer Edwards (faculty mentor), Department of Communications: The Affect of Body Type on Interpersonal Communication among College Students
    • Robert Pierce and Dr. Bryant Wyatt (faculty mentor), Department of Mathematics: N-body Particle-based simulation of Lunar-forming Collision
    • Jake Rhodes and Dr. Shaukat Goderya (faculty mentor), Department of Engineering and Physics: Interferometry with Small Student Radio Telescopes
    • Travis Salzillo and Dr. Bryant Wyatt (faculty mentor), Department of Mathematics: N-body Particle-based simulation of Lunar-forming Collision
    • Courtney Sullivan and Dr. Michael Hibbs (faculty mentor), Department of Engineering and Physics: International Cooperative Search and Discovery of Potentially Hazardous Asteroids
    • Sarah Wnek and Dr. Vicky Johnson (faculty mentor), Department 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
  • Student Research Grants
    • Brooke Byrd, graduate student, Department of Animal Sciences: Bovine Colostrum Supplementation in Performance Horses (faculty mentor: Dr. Don Henneke)
    • Dustan DeWinne, Department of Engineering and Physics: Photolysis Studies on Selected Neonicotinoid Insecticides (faculty mentor: Dr. Sudarshan Kurwadkar)
    • Michael Donalson, Department of Animal Sciences: Effects Winter Haying on Coastal Bermudagrass Reestablishment (faculty mentor: Dr. Randy Harp)
    • Allison Love, Department of Biological Sciences: Hybridization of Red Shiner and Blacktail Shiner Minnows in the Paluxy River (faculty mentors: Dr. Christopher Higgins and Dr. Russell Pfau)
    • William Newman, Department of Animal Sciences: Spatial and temporal distribution of mosquitoes at the Southwest Regional Dairy Center (faculty mentor: Dr. David Kattes)
    • Dorothy Richardson, Department of Biological Sciences: Distribution and Hybridization of Eastern and Western Lineages of the Cotton Rat, Sigmodon hispidus, in Arkansas (faculty mentor: Dr. Russell Pfau)
    • Benjamin Stevens, Department of Biological Sciences: Prevalence and diversity of Bartonella within cotton rats (genus Sigmodon) (faculty mentor: Dr. Russell Pfau)
    • Courtney Sullivan, Department of Engineering and Physics: Interferometry with Small Student Radio Telescopes (faculty mentor: Dr. Shaukat Goderya)
    • Christopher Niebuhr, Department of Animal Sciences: Management of Spinose Ear Ticks (Otobius megnini) at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center (faculty mentor: Dr. Jeff Breeden)
    • Remington Wheat, Department of Engineering and Physics: Column Leaching Experiments to Assess the Mobility of Potentially Toxic Insecticides in Vineyards Soil (faculty mentor: Dr. Sudarshan Kurwadkar)
  • Student Travel Grants
    • Samantha Greathouse, Department of Animal Sciences: Cookery method impacts on instrumental cooked color and tenderness of goat loin chops. To be presented at the Reciprocal Meat Conference in Manhattan, KS (faculty mentor: Dr. Jason Sawyer)
    • Douglas Knauth, Department of Accounting, Finance, and Economics: Internal Support for the European Union in the United Kingdom and Across Europe. To be presented at the Southwest Social Sciences Annual Meeting: The Transformative Power of the Social Sciences (faculty mentor: Dr. Jeff Justice)
    • James Peiskee, Department of Mathematics: Optimal Control of the Spread of Cholera. To be presented at MathFest 2011 in Lexington, KY (faculty mentor: Dr. Javier Garza)
    • Dorothy Richardson, Department of Biological Sciences: Distribution and Hybridization of Eastern and Western Lineages of the Cotton Rat, Sigmodon hispidus, in Arkansas. To be presented at the Southwestern Association of Naturalists in Tyler, TX (faculty mentor: Dr. Russell Pfau)
    • Jill Tomlinson, Department of Agricultural Services and Development: Building more effective study abroad programs: Students feedback from programs to Brazil and Croatia. To be presented at the Annual AiAEE World Conference in Windhoek, Namibia (faculty mentor: Dr. Wilmara Harder)
    • Remington Wheat, Department of Engineering and Physics: Sorption kinetics of dinetofuran, imidacloprid and thiamethoxam. To be presented at the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry South Central Regional Chapter Annual Meeting in Denton, TX (faculty mentor: Dr. Sudarshan Kurwadkar)