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Research Day 2015

Oral Presentation Winners

April 7th April 8th
1st Place: Erica Kelly
Mentor: Dr. Amber Paulk, Department of Sociology and Family Studies

Neuroticism and Jealousy on Social Media:
Do Personality Traits
Matter?


2nd Place: Alex Edwards & Michael Beaver
Mentor: Dr. Jessica E. Stovall, PhD, Department of Mathematics
Investigating Cardano’s Irreducible Case


3rd Place Tie: Jordan Givens
Mentor: Dr. Isaac Sleadd, Department of Biology
Heat-shock protein expression during temperature
and salinity stress in the Antarctic nemertean
worm Parborlasia corrugatus.


3rd Place Tie: Maisey Hunter
Mentors: Dr. Paul Davidson & Dr. D. Brian Thompson,
Department of Physics and Earth Science
Cultivating Sommerstorffia spinosa (Oomycota),
an obligate predator of loricate rotifers.

1st Place: Haley Boeck
Mentor: Dr. Isaac Sleadd, Department of Biology
Cross-tolerance in the upside-down jellyfish Cassiopea xamachana.


2nd Place: Sarah Swafford
Mentor: Dr. Gary Padgett, Department of Secondary Education
A Critical Case Study of Teacher Education Students' Created Memes


3rd Place: Christian Bayens
Mentor: Dr. Brian Thompson, Department of Physics and Earth Science
Comparison of R-line Fluorescence of Emeralds with Their Elemental

Poster Presentation Winners

April 7th April 8th
1st Place: Hailey Boeck
Mentor: Dr. Isaac Sleadd, Department of Biology
Cross-tolerance in the upside-down jellyfish Cassiopea xamachana


2nd Place: Jordan Swinford
Mentor: Dr. Tera Kirkman, Department of Nursing (Traditional)
Should They Stay or Should They Go? Nurses' Perspectives on Family Presence During Resuscitation


3rd Place: Anthony Keyes
Mentor: Dr. Eric O'Neal, Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER)
Stability of Urine Specific Gravity across Time and Temperature
1st Place: Sarah Schiavone
Mentors: Dr. Larry W. Bates & Dr. Richard A. Hudiburg, Department of Psychology
Development and Psychometric Analysis of the Fandom Engagement Scale


2nd Place: Eddie Gordon
Mentor: Dr. Terry Richardson, Department of Biology, and
Dr. Jonathan Fleming, Department of Geography
Spatial distribution, size-frequency, and population dynamics of Bellamya japonica in a North Alabama pond


3rd Place: Katelyn Spidel
Mentor: Dr. Francis Koti, Department of Geography
US Military Presence in Africa: A GIS Analysis

Three Minute Thesis Winners

1st Place: Danae Thackerson
Mentor: Dr. Alejandra Alvarado-Brizuela, Department of Foreign Languages
Cognitive Benefits of Childhood Bilingualism


2nd Place: Christian Bayens
Mentor: Dr. Brian Thompson
Shedding Light on Emeralds


3rd Place: Abbey Hellum
Preferential Learning Methods of MBA Students and the Overall Affect on Classroom Success


People's Choice: Sarah Schiavone
Mentors: Dr. Richard Hudiberg and Dr. Larry Bates, Department of Psychology
Star Wars vs. Star Trek: An Intergalactic Divergence of Fan Values