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Funded Projects Summer 2012

Summer 2012

  • Student Travel Grants
    • Shelby Armstrong, Department of Animal Science and Wildlife Management: The Anthelmintic Effect of Juniper and Tifton 85 on the Infective Larval Stage of Haemonchus contortus in an In Vitro System. To be presented at the 2012 Joint Animal Science Meetings in Phoenix, AZ (faculty mentor: Dr. Barry Lambert).
    • Sarah Mays, Department of Animal Science and Wildlife Management: The Efficacy of Chemical Repellents Against Otobius megnini and Three Species of Ixodid Ticks. To be presented at the Livestock Insect Workers Conference in Kalispell, MT (faculty mentor: Dr. David Kattes).
    • Arielle McEwin, Department of Animal Science: In vitro organic matter and nitrogen disappearance of Kenyan browse using rumen fluid from goats ingesting grass versus browse. To be presented at the 2012 ADSA-AMPA-ASAS-CSAS-WSASAS Joint Annual Meeting in Phoenix, AZ (faculty mentor: Dr. Barry Lambert).
  • Undergraduate Research Assistantships
    • Michael Baldwin, Department of Engineering and Physics: Computer Control of a Two 2.4m Radio Telescope System (faculty mentor: Dr. Denise Martinez).
    • James Boshart, Department of Engineering and Physics: Taxonomy and Size of Newly Discovered Asteroids (faculty mentor: Dr. Mike Hibbs).
    • Creed Cahill, Department of Sociology, Social Work, and Criminal Justice: Understanding Collateral Consequences of Registry Laws: An Examination of the Perceptions of Texas Sex Offender Registrants (faculty mentor: Dr. Kendra Bowen).
    • Kayla Cremeen, Department of Animal Science and Wildlife Management: Effects of Plant Secondary Compounds (Condensed Tannins) on Bacterial Growth in Animal Manure (faculty mentor: Dr. Barry Lambert).
    • Nathan Elrod, Department of Biological Sciences: Development of a novel in vivo toxicological screening tool using the zebrafish, Danio rerio (faculty mentor: Dr. Janice Speshock).
    • Caryne Hampton, Department of Biological Sciences: Characterization of a hybrid zone between two divergent lineages of cotton rat (Sigmodon hispidus)(faculty mentor: Dr. Russell Pfau).
    • Keaton Hancock, Department of Engineering and Physics: Construction of Two Computer Controlled 2.4m Radio Telescope System Mounted on Rail Tracks (faculty mentor: Dr. Shaukat Goderya).
    • Bradley Kubecka, Department of Environmental and Agricultural Management: Evaluation of a New Tick Sampling Technique (faculty mentor: Dr. David Kattes).
    • Tiffany Rains, Department of Mathematics: Exploring the NCTM Process Standards in Middle Grades Mathematics (faculty mentor: Dr. Beth Riggs).
    • Jacy Rosson, Department of Animal Science and Wildlife Management: Effects of Plant Secondary Compounds (Condensed Tannins) on Insect Growth in Animal Manure (faculty mentor: Dr. Barry Lambert).
    • Billie Shine, Department of Environmental and Agricultural Management: Ecology of Immature Filth Flies and their Developmental Media (faculty mentor: Dr. David Kattes).
    • Chelsea Taylor, Department of Animal Science and Wildlife Management: A preliminary survey of the louse of the invasive Eurasian collared dove (Streptopelia decaocto) in North-Central Texas (faculty mentor: Dr. Thomas Schwertner).
    • Barrett Thomasson, Department of Mathematics: Math/Science/Language Camp: Investigating the interaction of the acquisition of math and science content and skills with the acquisition of English language in recent immigrants of elementary age (faculty mentor: Dr. Katherine Horak-Smith).