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the scholar FEBRUARY 2018

Research Week Edition


11th Annual Research Week February 19-23, 2018

In 2008, a new tradition of celebrating and showcasing academic accomplishments was established through Research Day. Over the years it has evolved into a weeklong event filled with multidisciplinary presentations, demonstrations, and lectures. At the University of the Incarnate Word we take pride in our research and know that through our search for and communication of truth, we become stronger in educating “concerned and enlightened citizens within the global community.” As we enter into our 11th year and the San Antonio Tricentennial, join us as we celebrate “A History of Mission Driven Scholarship” the week of February 19-23, 2018 at the Student Engagement Center.


Schedule of Events In the Student Engagement Center Ballroom MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19: Service Faculty Service Learning Showcase: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm UIW Moody Professor Lecture: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm (re)Formation, a Documentary Film Passionately Advocating Service and a Conversation with UIW Theatre Graduates and Faculty 6:30 pm - 8:15 pm in Mabee Library Auditorium

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20: Innovation Research Week Welcome: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm  Interactive Demos: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm 3 Minute Thesis Competition: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21: Truth Podium Presentations: 9:00 am – 2:30 pm Poster Presentations: 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm Careers in Research Panel Discussion: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22: Education Podium Presentations: 9:00 am – 2:30 pm Undergraduate Research Experiences Panel Discussion: 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23: Faith OLLU Moody Professor Lecture: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Faith in Research Round Table Discussion: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19: Service FACULTY SERVICE LEARNING SHOWCASE 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM The 2nd Annual Faculty Service Learning Showcase highlights faculty projects on best practices, theories, scholarship, and examples of service learning at UIW. 9:15 am – Welcome Dr. Kathi Light, Provost 9:20 am- 10:00 am- A Wealth of Support: External Funding & Service Learning at UIW Panelist: Dr. Carlos Garcia, Dr. Zenon Culverhouse, & Jon Gillespie Moderator: Sr. Martha Ann Kirk 10:05 am- 10:25 am Heather Barton-Weston, Dr. Randall Griffiths, Dr. Erlinda Lopez-Rodriguez, Dr. William Carleton, Dr. Gregory Soukup, & Dr. Susan Hall Implementing Service Learning into a Core Course focusing on Dimension of Wellness 10:30 am- 10:50 am Dr. Chad Jackson & Dr. Monica Mendez Lifelong Impact of Service Learning - How Important is Creating Student Experiential Learning Experiences? 11am- 12:00pm- Faculty Service Learning Poster Presentations Heather Barton-Weston, Dr. Randall Griffiths, & Dr. Gregory Soukup Pushing the Limits: The Use of Service Learning to Prepare Physical Educators on how to develop and teach lessons focusing on Health in a classroom setting Heather Barton- Weston, Dr. Ricardo Gonzales, Dr. Erlinda Lopez-Rodriguez, & Ashley Hernandez Spanning Past the Single Course: When A Service Learning Project Becomes a Two-Year Coordinated Community Health Education Program for Undergraduate Community Health Education Students Dr. Jean Dols, Jacobie Landers, Marisa C. Macias, & Latonya Roberts Building Human Trafficking Research in the Health Care Setting Sr. Martha Ann Kirk Engaging Students on the Critical Issues of Human Slavery and Trafficking: Faculty Contributions in a Lilly Fellows Grant Program: Melinda K. Adams, Diana L. Allison, Danielle J. Alsandor, Adrienne Ambrose, Kelly Z. Daughtry, Jean D. Dols, Dora E. Fitzgerald, Valerie Greenberg, Debora Z. Kaliski, Robert J. Martinez, Delia Meyer, Alicia Rodriguez de Rubio, Gabriel Saxton-Ruiz, Karen Weis


MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19: Service Dr. Lisa Lockhart Predictors of Emotional Reactions to Proposed Service-Learning Project Dr. Leslie Martinez & Zane Alsareinye Freedom Youth Project: Fighting Human Trafficking Through High Impact Service Learning Dr. Marcos Oliveira Mission Life: A platform for student innovation in the development of products or services that address needs of communities Dr. Jeannette Wong-Powell An Effective Model for Fighting Carat-Derived Blindness in Yucatan, Mexico Large Scale Humanitarian Missions: Challenges, Advantages and Proposed Model to Capitalize on Inter professional Collaboration

UNIVERSITY OF THE INCARNATE WORD MOODY PROFESSOR LECTURE 12:00 pm- 1:30 pm- Lecture & Lunch Reception Dr. Laura Muñoz Planning for Succession in Nursing Academia: Why? How? Dr. Laura R. Muñoz joined the University of the Incarnate Word Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing faculty in 2004, shortly after graduation from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio with her doctoral degree. Prior to that she worked as a Registered Nurse in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for many years and later as a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner caring for newborns in several San Antonio hospitals. She feels privileged to be able to combine her two great areas of interest-nursing and teaching. She believes that she contributes to improving healthcare through her role in nursing education. Dr. Muñoz has collaborated with faculty across UIW in a number of research projects which have resulted in numerous publications and presentations. Her current research project is on the History of the School of Nursing Over the Past 40 years. Through sharing of information gathered from past faculty, she hopes to chronicle the activities that the nursing school has sustained through the years.


MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19: Service Faculty Service Learning Showcase 1:45 pm- 2:05 pm Theresa Lopez Tribute to Breast Cancer 2:10 pm- 2:30 pm Dr. Paul Lewis Applied Ethics & Service Learning 2:35 pm-2:55 pm Yvonne Davila & Cynthia Richardson The Impact of a Service Learning Course on BSN Nursing Students 3:00 pm- 3:20 pm Dr. Trish Driskill & Dr. Tracie Edmond Gen Z and Service Learning Projects in Accounting 3:25 pm- 3:45 pm Dr. Julie Miller Community Engagement and the Cultivation of Empathy 3:50 pm- 4:10 pm Dr. Russell Coates Sustaining Optometry Services in Guatemala 6:30 pm- 8:15 pm- Mabee Library Auditorium (re)Formation, a Documentary Film Passionately Advocating Service and a Conversation with UIW Theater Graduates and Faculty See (re)Formation, a new documentary film created by UIW Theatre Arts students from about twenty years ago revealing their passionate care for foster children. Enter into a conversation with UIW Theatre Arts faculty Margaret Mitchell, and the former students: Shannon Ivey, Shelly Chance, and Renee Garvens. Tommy Calvert, Bexar County Commissioner, Precinct 4, will share an introduction on the importance of service. The film points out “There are 2.5 churches for every foster child in South Texas’ Region 8 foster system.” Why is there not more compassionate care? See a trailer of the film https://vimeo.com/241027881 For more information on the gathering at UIW, contact Sr. Martha Ann Kirk kirk@uiwtx.edu and for information on the film, contact Shannon Ivey sivey@tlu.edu


TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20: Innovation RESEARCH WEEK WELCOME AND INTERACTIVE DEMOS 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM Join us for our Keynote Performer and Interactive Demos from faculty and students. A light lunch will be provided. 12:00 pm- 12:10 pm- Welcome Opening prayer from Sr. Walter Maher 12:10 pm- 1:00 pm - Keynote Performer & Lunch Reception Mariana Barron Esper 1:00 pm- 3:00 pm- Interactive Demos Autonomous Vehicle Systems Laboratory Global Refugee Issues Too Much Sugar Isn't so Sweet for your Health Math Club San Antonio Zoo Central and South American Turtles Music Therapy Student Association Ettling Center for Civic Leadership Gait Analysis and Retraining

3 - MINUTE THESIS COMPETITION 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM Developed by the University of Queensland in 2008 and designed originally for PhD students, the Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a research communication competition in which students have only three minutes to present a compelling speech about their research and its significance. The competition gives students valuable practice in editing and condensing difficult research, and an opportunity to excel at a public presentation of that research, using non-specialist language, to their peers, professors, and the public. Three winners will be chosen, two by a panel of judges and the audience will vote for the UIW Spirit of Research award-winner. *Reception to follow


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21: Truth PODIUM PRESENTATIONS  9:00 AM – 2:30 PM A light lunch will be provided between 11:45pm-1:15pm. 9:00 am- 9:20 am Dr. Robert Niemeyer & Dr. Christopher Johnson The T-fractal Flat Surface 9:25 am- 9:45 am Dr. Chris Edelman Living with Monsters: Montaigne on Friendship and Tolerance 9:50 am- 10:10 am Jullian Guse, Darcy McCutchen, Brittany Mireles, Kyle Sanchez, & Dr. Gerald Mulvey Tree Rings and the Past Climate of San Antonio 10:15 am - 10:35am Dr. Thomas Schlenker & Dr. Anil Mangla The Cost of Diabetes 10:40 am- 11:00 am Dr. Ronald Washington & Angelina I. T. Kiser The Information Gap Amongst the Generations and the Implications for Organizations 11:05 am- 11:25 pm Dr. Katherine C. Payne, Dr. Mark J. Keith, Dr. Jeffry Babb, & Alexandra N. Spruill Development and Validation of the Information Systems Creative Self-Efficacy Scale 11:30 am- 11:50 am Darnell Rashard Campbell, Awista Nawim, Sander Noah-James Countryman, Dr. Michael Frye, & Dr. Sreerenijini Nair Haptic Research in telemedical applications 12:10 pm- 12:40 pm Chaoyi Wang, Dr. Michael Frye, & Dr. Sreerenijini Nair The Overview of miniGEMS STEAM and Programming Camp for Middle School Girls 12:45 pm- 1:05 pm Dr. Reid Fisher & Dr. Shandra Esparza Athletic Trainer Integration within US Air Force Basic Training 1:35 pm- 1:55pm Carlos Acosta Castro, Timothy Kingsley, & Dr. Gregory Soukup Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): Causes and Impact on Student Performance Behavior


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21: Truth POSTER PRESENTATIONS  3:00 PM – 6:00 PM Joins us for over 90 different poster presentations highlighting research from various disciplines. Posters will be on display all week in the Student Engagement Center.

CAREERS IN RESEARCH PANEL DISCUSSION 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM  Are you interested or curious about how research can lead to a career? Join us as we discuss potential research career paths within health care, academia, and business. Panelist: Dr. Karen Weis, Dr. Emily Calderon- Galdeano, & Dr. Valerie Ballesteros Moderator: Dr. Osman Özturgut *Reception to follow


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22: Education PODIUM PRESENTATIONS  9:00 AM – 2:30 PM A light lunch will be provided between 11:45pm-1:15pm. 9:00 am - 9:20 am Natasha Contreras & Dr. Ryan Lunsford To Infinity & Beyond: Technological Industry Advances by the Walt Disney Company 9:25 am - 9:45 am Dr. Ana C. Vallor, Dr. Christopher G. Pierce, & Jennifer N. Reamer Implementation of an Undergraduate Applied Learning Experience in the UIW Microbiology laboratory: Antimicrobial Discovery in South Texas 9:50 am - 10:10 am Dr. A. Philip Aitsebaomo, Dr. Farshid Amir, & Dr. Jeannette Wong-Powell Impact of Scleral Contact Lens wear on the pressure in the eyes 10:15 am - 10:35 am Dr. Raghunandan Yendapally, Dr. Isaac Garza, Jason Gerding, Cynthia Franklin, Miranda Wallace, Dinesh Fernando, Aman Singh, & Dr. Richard Lee Structure-Activity Relationship studies of Novel Fluoroquinolone Amides 10:40 am- 11:00 am Dr. Narges Kasraie An Atypical Case of Recurrent Uveitis 11:05 am - 11:25 am Purva Patel Does Employee Demographics Play a Role in Job Satisfaction? 11:30 am- 11:50 am Ryker Penn, Dr. Helen Smith, Dr. Bridget Ford, & Dr. Christopher Farrell Investigation of P-Glycoprotein (PGP) Induction by PGP Substrates to Induce Paclitaxel Resistance in Ovarian Cancer Cells 11:55 am- 12:15 pm Dr. Juan M. Gonzalez Veterans' Transition and Self-Identity Challenges


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22: Education 12:20 pm- 12:40 pm Miguel J. Leon & Dr. Gregory Soukup Childhood Obesity and Its Impact on Long-Term Individual Health 1:35 pm- 1:55 pm Dr. Raymond Blanton Remember the Alamo: Distraction/Attention in the Aesthetics of Cinematic Exhibition 2:00 pm- 2:20 pm Ahmed Zouhair & Dr. Ryan Lunsford Disrupting the Automotive Industry: Tesla Strives for Sustainable Success 2:25 pm- 2:45 pm John Soltau & Dr. Ryan Lunsford Markets or Monopolies? CPS Energy’s Total Value Proposition

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH EXPERIENCES 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Conducting research as an undergraduate students is a great opportunity to gain hands-on experience, to build your critical thinking skills, and to receive mentorship under faculty in the field. There are a variety of ways to get involved in research. Join us for a panel discussion on Undergraduate Research Experiences both at UIW and at other institutions via summer research opportunities. The discussion will begin with a brief overview of research support available to students. Panelist: Dr. Michael Frye, Dr. Theresa Martines, Daniel Carrera, & Darnell Campbell Moderator: Dr. Trinidad Macias


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23: Faith OUR LADY OF THE LAKE UNIVERSITY   MOODY PROFESSOR LECTURE  12:00 PM – 1:30 PM 12:00 pm- 1:30 pm- Lecture & Lunch Reception dr. marcela polanco How to be unfaithful to Eurocentric science? Latin American Decolonial Know-How marcela polanco, mestiza (Indigenous, Africana and European) from Colombia, immigrant in the U.S., is a family and narrative therapist, in English. She is part of the team of graduate faculty members at Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, TX. She leads their family therapy master's program and bilingual training certificate, the Psychological Services for Spanish Speaking Populations (PSSSP). In Spanish, marcela's work borrows from decolonial practices and ethics of solidarity. She is currently studying Aymara´s decolonial thinking and anti-racist feminism with GLEFAS, Grupo Latinoamericano de Estudio, Formación y Acción Feminista. Her interests include the politics of translation/reinvention and training of family therapy practices from English into Spanish, and decolonial relational ontologies from Spanish into English.

FAITH IN RESEARCH 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM  With a focus on the core value of faith and in reflection of the theme "A History of Mission Driven Scholarship," join us for a round table discussion on faith in research.

FEBRUARY, 2018


the scholar

The Scholar- February 2018: Research Week edition  

The Scholar is a monthly newsletter from the Office of Research Development. It highlights information on research funding, research engagem...

The Scholar- February 2018: Research Week edition  

The Scholar is a monthly newsletter from the Office of Research Development. It highlights information on research funding, research engagem...

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