13th Annual CBU
Student Research Poster Session 
Tuesday, 21 April 2009
11:00 am -2:00 pm

Sabbatini Lounge (East Lounge), 
2nd floor Thomas Center

Poster numbers, titles, authors listed below
MSWord to download

Photo Gallery

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

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  • Research Posters on display: 11:00 am – 1:45 pm, Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Above: Dr. Holmes presents the 2009 Dominic Dunn Award to:
John Legge (CHEM-MATH), Daniel Darnell (BIOL), and Tuyetdung Tran (CHEM).
Student Research Posters ~ 2009 ~ Program   MSWord to download
1.
 
BIOL/
MHIRT
Influence of luminance contrast in the amplitude of multifocal VEP
Hope B. Shackelford, G. S. Souza, B. D. Gomes, M. E.C. Fitzgerald & L.C. de Lima Silveira
2.
MATH
The Dirichlet problem for the interior and exterior of a circle
Ryan Blankenship
3.
PSYC
The relationship between extracurricular activities, self-esteem, & body-esteem
Paige Pirkey, Nathali Blackwell, & Roswanda Smith
4.
CE
Design of Structural Steel and Concrete Shell Gasification Pressure Vessel near Kirk Road and New Forest Hill Irene Road, Desoto County, MS
Andrew Assadollahi
5.
MATH
Delay differential equations and the method of steps
Andrew Assadollahi
6.
CHEM
Development of an analytical method for quantitation of murine double minute 2 inhibitor Nutlin-3a in mouse plasma samples
Edward Derrick
7.
BIOL
Direct delivery of EPO is neuroprotective to photoreceptors independent of glycosylation
Ying Y. Wong, S.Merry, K. Kodali, & T. S. Rex
8.
PSYC
The Relationship between food intake and changes in mood
Janice Johnson & Patricia DeLaPez
9.
CHEM
Characterization of high molecular weight Calcium-Binding protein from genus Ilex opaca
Tuyetdung Tran
10.
ECE
Automatic shot clock reset
Colin Flynn
11.
BIOL
Genetic effects on ethanol and other behavioral responses in adolescents: analysis of ataxia, locomotor activation, and anxiolysis in mice
Michael Antone, K. Kincaide, & K. M. Hamre
12.
ECE
Inspection Rover
Daniel Hess
13.
BIOL
Comparison of flight patterns and habitat preferences among the Ae. vexans, Cx. erraticus, and An. smaragdinus mosquito populations
Blake A. Jackson & Jack Grubaugh
14.
BIOL
Immune development of Drosophila melanogaster at 1 and 5 days post eclosion
Kelly Towns, J. Linder, & D. Promislow
15.
ECE
IEEE Recycling Robot
Matthew Condren, David James, Thien Truong, and John Waldrorf
16.
ECE
Thermoelectric Light
Nicholas Brown, Amanda Taylor
17.
ME
Thermoelectric Light
Amanda Taylor, Nick Brown
18.
PSYC
The Relationship Between Machiavellianism and the Use of Deception
Zsakosha Redick & Jimmy Brewer
19.
BIOL
Development and validation of an online extraction-liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry method for measurement of MK-752 in human plasma
Courtney Colotta, F.Bai, & C. F. Stewart
20.
ME
Moon Buggy Project
Jan Magno, Andrew Williams, Florian Meeks
21.
CE
Design of a Transportation System for a Methanol/Ethanol Plant near Kirk Road and New Forest Hill Irene Road, Desoto County, MS
Daniel Syzdek
22.
BIOL
Identification of synergistic antimalarial therapeutics from a collection of bioactive compounds
Michelle Paul, W. A. Guiguemde & R. K. Guy
23.
PSYC
Terror management and self-handicapping
Bonnie Burgette
24.
PSYC
Pattern perception in students with headache and depression
Maggie Foster & Chanelle Houston
25.
PSYC
The correlation between energy drink consumption and sleep deprivation
Shran Jones
26.
BIOL
Generating escape mutants to monoclonal antibodies directed against H5N1 influenza viruses
Daniel Darnell & Richard Webby
27.
CE
Design of Industrial Rail Spur Chemical Plant near Kirk Road and New ForestHill Irene Road, Desoto County, MS 
Mark Randall
28.
PSYC
The Relationship Between Pet Ownership and Empathy
Stacie Hoover & Sherrie Dugan
29.
ECE
Epidemiological Surveillance Assisted with Information Technology and Telecommunication (ICT)
Boris de Souza
30.
BIOL
Using fecal particle size and microbial plating to gain a greater understanding of the giant panda's digestive mechanisms
Heather Gosnell*, Carolyn Apanavicius, and Rachel Hanson
31.
ME
Mini Baja (PJ3:DAS2)
Jeanine Abell, Justin DeLap, Pouya Saberi, Jimmy Strong
32.
PSYC
Stereotypes and Racism in Athletics
Caitlin Mills & Torrance Taylor
33.
MATH
Linear Volterra integral equations and their resolvents
John Legge
34.
CHEM
Towards the total and stereoselective synthesis of nigricanoside A
John Legge
35.
PSYC
Male and female body image and self-esteem
Corry Franklin & Nedra Bowen
36.
BIOL
Effects of platelet-rich plasma on pig derived annulus fibrosus chondrocyte proliferation
Scott C. Berry, & Richard Smith
37.
PSYC
The relationship between self-monitoring and the big five characteristics
Lauren Guerrant, Sam DeVilbis, Gabrielle Fairbee, Chanelle Houston, & Michael Lagano
38.
ME
Automated heat & surface treatment project
John McNeel
39.
BIOL
Effects of sitting tai chi on mobility of frail older adults
Alan R. Fredericks, L. Faulkner, & V. Engle
40.
ECE
Enhancement of the distance education network
Kyle Atkins
41.
BIOL
Case study of Dematiaceous fungal infections in the immuno-suppressed
Alicia Scarborough, Ra. Hayden & G. Maron
42.
BIOL
Insulin treatment of serum starved human retinal microvascular endothelial cells and the effects on the apoptosis pathway
Stephanie Parker & Jena Steinle,
43.
CHEM
Calcium-Binding protein of Actinidia deliciosa
Antony Eddy
44.
ME
SFI Lean Manufacturing Project
Wook Kim
45.
BIOL
A prevalence survey of domestic violence in an urban obstetrical evaluation unit
Nakia Chambliss*, Jay Bringman, Romero Midgett, Risa Ramsey, Robert Egerman, and Charles Gibbs
46.
PSYC
Stress and Coping
Victor Velazquez, J. Matthew Roberts, Brandon Faber, & Candace Hadley
47.
BIOL
Evaluation of in vitro vasoactive properties of newly discovered BK channel activators
Erica C. McMorise, A. N. Bukiya & A. Dopico
48.
BIOL
Carbohydrate distribution in bamboo
Emily Wong, and Carolyn Apanavicius
49.
BIOL
Gestation-dependent responses of the fetal mouse ductus arteriosus to prostaglandin E2 via the EP4 receptor
Ting Wong, S. D. Poole, N. Brown, & Jeff Reese
50.
BIOL/
MHIRT
Efficacy of prazosin in the extinction and reconsolidation of contextual fear conditioning in rats
Melody Allensworth, F. De Monte, & A. P. Carobrez
51.
BIOL/
MHIRT
Chromatic discrimination measured with mfVEPs
Stephanie Johnson, B. D. Gomes, G. da Silva Souza, M.E.C. Fitzgerald and L. C. de Lima Silveira
52.
BIOL/
MHIRT
Mapping of the 5-HT2A receptor in the Edinger-Westphal region of the pigeon (Columbia livia): An immunohistochemical study
Adam Luka, J. Armstrong, M. E.C. Fitzgerald & Claudio Toledo
53.
BIOL/
MHIRT
A comparative analysis of noninvasive techniques used in monitoring jaguar (Panthera onca) populations
Svetlana Lapova, R. Savoy, & L.Silveria
54.
CE
Design and Construction of a Concrete Canoe 
Thomas O'Bryant
"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 - 2009
BIOL
Biology Mentored and Independent Research (Biol 462/465)
Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald
CHEM
Chemistry Research Seminar (Chem 431)
Dr. Mike Condren
CE
Civil Engineering (CE 432)
Dr. K. Madhavan
ECE Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE 410)
Dr. John Ventura
MATH
Mathematics Senior Seminar (Math 482)
Dr. Leigh Becker
ME
Mechanical Engineering (ME 408)
Dr. Ray Brown
MHIRT
Summer International Research
Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald and Dr. Teri Mason
PSYC
Psychology Research Methods (Psyc 482)
Dr. Maureen O’Brien
PSYC
Psychology Independent Study
Dr. Beth Nelson
Special thanks to all the Mentors and Funding Agencies.
Thanks to Alpha Chi Honor Society for sponsorship.

"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. Malinda Fitzgerald and Mrs. Leah Allen. 
CBU Biology students presented their research papers at the
TAS Collegiate Div. Western Regional Meeting  held at the Rhodes College 4 April 2009.
CBU Biology Students at TAS 2009
CBU Biology Department Student Research
CBU Student Research Poster Sessions and Tenn. Academy of Sciences Meetings

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