17th Annual CBU
Student Research Poster Session 
2013 Research Poster Session Tuesday, 16 April 2013
11:00 am --1:45 pm

Sabbatini Lounge (East Lounge) 
2nd floor Thomas Center

Poster numbers, titles, authors listed below
2013 Program to download

Photo Gallery   (Bio Group)

Sponsored by CBU's chapter of Alpha Chi, the national honor society.

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  • Research Posters on display: 11:00 am --1:45pm, Tuesday, 16 April 2013
  • Student authors present at their posters according to the following schedule:
  • Reception for faculty, students, and mentors: 12:30 -- 2:00 pm
  • Participating Courses and Professors
  • Presentation of the School of Sciences Dominic Dunn Award by Dr. Johnny Holmes: 12:45 pm  (pictured below).
  • Photo Gallery      (Bio Group)
Brent Holmes receives 2013 Dominic Dunn Award
Above: Drs. Varriano and Bedrossian present the 2013 Dominic Dunn Award to Brent Holmes (PHYS, MATH) with Dr. Holmes.

Student Research Posters ~ 2013 ~ Program (download)
1
BIOL
The effects of the invasive Ailanthus altissima on root morphology and rhizobial infection of Albizia julibrissin
Austin Johnson and James Moore
2
CE
Nolan Laboratory Structural Design
Irving Gabaldon
3
PHYS
The Cooling of Multi-Stranded Flaring Loops
Brent Holmes*
4
MATH
Rainbow Colorings of Some Geometrically Defined Uniform Hypergraphs in the Plane
Brent Holmes*
5
BIOL
Vergence facility: Test performance variability and relationship to symptoms and phoric posture
Angela J. Williams
6
PSYC
The effect of metaphor versus declarative narrative on the reduction of negative affect and stress caused by moderate trauma
Ariel Kingsley 
7
BIOL
Determining the age of wahoo (Acanthocybium solandri), a premiere sport and food fish in the Gulf of Mexico: An assessment of sagittal otoliths as wahoo ageing structures
Patrick M. Graham
8
ECE
Solar Panel Analysis
Nathan Coulston
9
PSYC
The relationship between dieting and self-esteem
Richaundra George
10
BIOL
Interactions between Albizia julibrissin and Ailanthus altissima: two co-occurring invasive trees
Daniel C. Stewart and James Moore
11
CE
Design of an Instrument Air Surge Drum 
W. Blake Ward 
12
PSYC
The Relationship between the Use of Information and Communication Technologies and Psychological Impairment
KimberleyGardner
13
CE
Old Millington at FiteRoadBridge Design 
Matt Sanders
14
BIOL
Foraging patterns of eastern wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)
James R. Dowdy
15
ECE/ MATH
Inertial Navigation System
Raymond Bedrossian
16
PSYC
Self-esteem and Bullying
DJ Godwin
17
BIOL
Infrared thermography: a noninvasive measure of mouse and rat body temperature
Cameron Volpe
18
CHEM
Development and Validation of a Sensitive Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) Method for the Detection of Pemetrexed in Mouse Plasma
S. Riley Pace
19
BIOL
Is 24R, 25- dihydroxyvitamin D3 an active form of vitaminD3
Sherita Granderson
20
ECE
Wind Energy
Nicholaus Smith
21
BIOL
Effects of tick saliva on musculoskeletal inflammatory molecules
Christian Bahniuk
22
PSYC
The Relationship between Unhealthy Eating, Body Image, and Depression in College Students
Elizabeth Yarbrough
23
BIOL
Effects of alcohol and caffeine on middle cerebral artery diameter
Jessica Dunn
24
MATH
Using Probability to Estimate Breast Cancer with Neural Networks
Megan Wilson
25
BIOL
Neuroprotective treatment for blast-induced vision loss
Lauren DíSurney
26
CHEM
Role of BDNF in Hyperoxia-Induced ASM Hyperreactivity
Alecia Stewart 
27
BIOL
Halting the effects of cocaine sensitization after withdrawal 
Jeremiah Mooney
28
MATH
A Look Into the Finite Elements
Aaron Lorenzo Lewis III
29
BIOL
Effects of developmental alcohol exposure on sleep: wake parameters and related behaviors in mice
Danielle Frazier

30

PSYC
The Effects of Gender, Conservatism, and Knowledge of the Source of Information about Rape on Agreement with Statements of Rape Beliefs and Myths 
Melanie Horne and Maggie Thompson
31
BIOL
Comparison of light and electron microscopic analysis of nitroblue tetrazolium staining with alkaline phosphatase to identify mouse retinal neurons
Velita M. Thornton
32
PHYS
The Principle Physics of Medical Imaging
Ecklin Crenshaw
33
BIOL
Molecular cloning and expression of cDNAs encoding type 2 ryanodine receptors
KrystynaClark*
34
PSYC
The Relationship between Locus of Control, Religiosity, and Attitudes Toward Death
Shacarra Moore, Michael MacMiller, and Sharon Holmes
35
BIOL
Surface swelling of resin-modified glass-ionomer in saliva, saliva-like solution and water
Michael Drakes
36
ECE
Wireless Smart Thermostat
Martin Tribo
37
BIOL
The effect of surface treatment and novel adhesive on strength of composite repair
Christini Fernando
38
PSYC
Social Self-Esteem and the Influence of Others
Brittany Howard
39
BIOL
Conditioned olfactory aversion increases olfactory sensitivity in mice
Lydia N. Hyatt
40
ECE
RFID Door Tracking System for Mid South Marking Systems
Justin Johnson
41
BIOL
The Effects of Dube3a on the Neuromuscular Junction of Drosophila Larvae
Colleen Valdez
42
PSYC
The Relationship Between Corporal Punishment and Aggression
Jacqueline Baker and Stephen Schenck
43
BIOL
Determination of axonal loss and optic nerve head degeneration in glaucomatous eyes.
Lauryn Murphy
44
PSYC
The Relationship Between Loneliness and Deception
Tedra Stepney and Nerida Hubbard
45
BIOL
Vehicle Accident Preparedness
Ashia N. Rallings
46
BIOL
Corticospinal tract damage accompanies motor dysfunction in a mouse model of closed-head mild traumatic brain injury
Jessica M. Ferrell*
47
BIOL
Genes in addition to Tyrp1 & Gpnmb gene mutations may contribute to pigmentary glaucoma
Indiana Y Soliman
48
MATH
Non-periodic Tilings of the Plane
Michelle McEachron
49
ECE
IEEE Hardware Competition
Whitney Burrell and Khai Nguyen
50
PSYC
The Relationship Between Boredom Proneness and Reality Television
Devinn Schwarzman and Katelynn Hicks
51
PSYC
The Relationship between Sex Roles and Satisfaction in Cross-Sex Friendships
April Collins and Rochelle Rodriguez
52
PSYC
The Relationship between Reality Television, Trends, and Fashion Consciousness
Kristin Robinson, Caitlin Waldrop, and Michelle Rivas
53
PSYC
The Relationship between Aggressive Driving and the Fear of Dying
Sheleinia Henderson
54
BIOL
Investigation of behavioral and motor deficits in DJ-1 knockout mice: An animal model for Parkinsonís disease
Jessica E. Schneider
55
MHIRT
There's an app for that:Utilizing technology to foster international research opportunities for undergraduates.
Malinda Fitzgerald* Julia Hanebrink and John Smarrelli
56
MHIRT
There is No 'I' in Research: Lessons Learned from Transdisciplinary International Collaborations
Julia Hanebrink and Dustin James
57
ECE
The Challenge Tower
Cedric Harrell
"Learning is intense when one is doing research. In the pursuit of primary data, one acquires skills that cannot be found in books, including time-management techniques and the ability to think quickly and solve difficult problems." Halaby, Reginald.  2001.  Promoting Undergraduate Research in Science. The Scientist 15[8]:35, Apr. 16, 2001.

Dept.
Participating Courses and Professors - 2013
BIOL
Biology Mentored / Independent Research (Biol 462/465)
Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald
CHEM
Chemistry Senior Seminar (Chem 431)
Dr. Dennis Merat
CE
Civil Engineering (CE 432)
Dr. Lyu Lin
ECE Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE 410)
Dr. John Ventura
MATH
Mathematics Senior Seminar (Math 482)
Dr. Leigh Becker
MHIRT
Minority Health International Research Training
Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald
PHYS
Physics 
Dr. John Varriano
PSYC
Psychology:  Indep. Study and Research Methods
Dr. Beth Nelson; Dr. Maureen O'Brien
Special thanks to all the Mentors and Funding Agencies.
Thanks to Alpha Chi Honor Society for sponsorship.
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"Undergraduate students' enthusiasm and ingenious approaches to research problems can be very stimulating to the research program.  Working with student and faculty collaborators on research problems of common interest is rewarding, intellectually satisfying, and best of all, fun."  Halaby, Reginald.  2001.  Promoting Undergraduate Research in Science. The Scientist 15[8]:35, Apr. 16, 2001.

Appreciation

Thanks to all the Mentors

who directed student research projects.

"You learn to become a scientist by doing science, not by studying science in textbooks. Undergraduate research experiences lead to better prepared and motivated individuals (graduate student, professional school student, educator)." Halaby, Reginald.  2001.  Promoting Undergraduate Research in Science. The Scientist 15[8]:35, Apr. 16, 2001.

The Research Poster Session is sponsored by CBU's chapter of Alpha Chi, the national honor society.
The Annual CBU Student Research Poster Session is hosted by the CBU Biology Department; 
the Session Program was arranged by Dr. Randel Price and Mrs. Leah Allen. 

CBU Biology students presented their research papers at the
TAS Collegiate Div. Western Regional Meeting
held at CBU on 6 April 2013.
TAS 2012
CBU Biology Department Student Research
CBU Student Research Poster Sessions and Tenn. Academy of Sciences Meetings

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