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WelcometoUMHB’sFourthAnnualScholarsDay.Sponsored bytheCollegeofSciences,ScholarsDayshowcasesoutstanding undergraduateandgraduateresearchthathastakenplaceon theUMHBcampusduringtheacademicyear.Nearly90UMHB studentshavecontributedtothisyear’spresentaƟons.Wehope youenjoymeeƟngwiththemtodayandlearningabouttheirexciƟngresearch.PleaseĮlloutafeedbacksurveyandtellushow wecanmakeScholarsDayevenbeƩernextyear.(CompleƟng the survey also enters you to win an Amazon Kindle Fire!) Thanks forbeingapartofthisimportantacademicevent!     

SCHOLARSDAYGUESTSPEAKER 11:00AM(BrindleyAuditorium)  Dr.JenniferRobinsonhas a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology and is the Director of FuncƟonal Neuroimaging at ScoƩ & White Healthcare. She also holds a posiƟon at the Center of Excellence for Research on Returning War Veterans within the VA system. AŌer receiving her Ph.D., she completed a postdoctoral fellowship in psychiatric neuroimaging at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. Her research interests focus on beƩer understanding the brain, and the mind-body connecƟon. She has research projects in a number of psychiatric and neurological disorders including depression, posƩraumaƟc stress disorder, epilepsy and Parkinson's Disease.

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VISUALART 1:30Ͳ2:30PM(TownsendMemorialLibrary)  Title:Senior ExhibiƟon of “UnƟtled” Abstract:Oneofthefourspring2012exhibitswhicharecapstonecoursesfor BFAartmajorswillbepresentedfromApril13through27.Thisexhibithas painƟngs,drawingsandprintsbyEmilyCeballos,JoanneCervantesandAnna Lavern.ScholarsDayvisitswiththearƟstswillbeheldintheArlaRayTyson artgalleryonthesecondŇooroftheTownsendMemorialLibraryfrom1:30 to2:30.(FacultySponsor:TedBarnes)

 POSTERSESSION 1:30Ͳ3:30PM(LordConferenceRoominPAC) 

#1—TheEĸcacyofPlayTherapyOverTime Abstract:Theeĸcacyofplaytherapyhashistoricallybeenthecenterofmuch debateamonghealthcareprofessionals.Thiscross-secƟonalstudyinvesƟgateswhetherplaytherapyactuallymakesadiīerence,andhowlongittakes todoso.DataforthisprojectwascollectedfrommulƟplepreviousstudieson playtherapy.(Author:KaƟeDavis;FacultySponsor:CeciliaErlund)  #2—TheLifeandWorksofVicenteHuidobroͲLasCiudades Abstract:Fewindividual'simpactisaswide,diverseandintensiveastheChilean,VicenteHuidobro.Amanofthearts,poliƟcs,peopleandthought,VicenteHuidobrodirectlyinŇuencedwhateversocialormoralrealmsurrounded himthroughhispassionatewriƟngandcompetentunderstandingofsociety. Amanofuniqueandunwaveringopinion,HuidobrobecamethefaceofmodernSpanishpoetry.LasCiudadesisanexampleofHuidobro'scriƟcalexaminaƟonofsocietyandexpressinghisviewsinwriƩen,lyricalform.(Author:CollinDavis:FacultySponsor:RubiUgofski-Mendez)  #3—TheSynthesisandMulƟͲSpectralStudiesofPorphyrinComplexesof First&SecondRowTransiƟonMetals Abstract:Ultraviolet/Visible(UV/Vis)andInfrared(IR)spectrophotometers havebeenusedtoanalyzeporphyrincomplexeswithcopperorcobaltinthe pyrrolering.Eachsynthesizedporphyrincomplexhasshowndiīerentspectra whencomparedside-to-side.TheinserƟonofdiīerenttransiƟonmetalsinto theporphyrindidinŇuencetheabsorbanceandtransmiƩanceofthecomplex. (Author:MeganDromgoole;FacultySponsor:RuthAnnMurphy)

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#4—DaƟnganAncientGreekPapyrusFragmentofHebrewsbyComparing ScribalFeatureswithKnownManuscripts  Abstract:DaƟnganancientGreekpapyrusfragmentofHebrew9 (GC.PAP.000401)illuminatesthehistoryoftransmission.Fiveknownancient GreekbiblicalpapyriandĮveknownancientGreeknonbiblicalpapyriwere analyzedandcomparedwiththeunknownfragment.GC.PAP.000401was datedpaleographicallytothelatesecondorearlythirdcenturyA.D. (Authors:HannahEaton,EvanDuncan,AaronMassey,GerhardStuebben, DavidBertrand;FacultySponsor:RenateHood)

#5—AreFoodChoicesBetweenAthletesandNonͲAthletesDiīerent? Abstract:OurstudyisacomparisontodetermineiftheathletesattheUniversityofMaryHardin-BaylormakebeƩerfoodchoicesthanthenonathletes.Wewilluseasurveythatwillallowustocomparethechoicesthat arebeingmadebythetwogroups.Oncethestudyiscompleted,wewillbe abletodetermineiftheathleteshaveabeƩerknowledgeofhowtoeat properlycomparedtonon-athletes.Authors:BrandonRodriguez,ChrisƟna Ludowese;FacultySponsor:CeciliaErlund)  #6—DoesStressHaveAnImpactOnACollegeStudent’sGPA? Abstract:Thesurveybeingconductedistodeterminetheeīectsofstresson acollegestudent.Regardingthissurveytherewere50to100parƟcipants fromtheUniversityofMaryHardin-Baylor.AlloftheparƟcipantswerepicked randomly,withavarietyofmajors,parƟcipaƟoninathleƟcs,andemployment.Theprocedureforthesurveyisthatthestudentswilltakeasurveyand theresultswillshowifthestudenthasmild,moderate,orseverestress.The surveyorhypothesizesthatstudentswhoexerciseonaregularbasis,including playingsports,willhaveahigherGPAthanthosewhodonot.Thesurveyor believesthatifastudenthassomethingotherthanschooltofocuson,their stresslevelshouldnotbeashigh.(Author:HaleyLoŌus;FacultySponsor: CeciliaErlund)  #7—CrossCulturalSuicideRatesinOlderPopulaƟons Abstract:Thisstudyexaminedliteraturetogaincrossculturalknowledge withintheover65populaƟonsandtheirlifesituaƟonswhichmayleadtosuicide.Inthisstudy,theinvesƟgatorsexaminedliteraturerelatedtoeldersuiciderelatedtofamilyvalues,culturalandworldviewamongdiīerentethnic groups.ThelimitaƟoninthisliteraturereviewisthatĮvearƟcleswereusedto gatherinformaƟononthesubjectmaƩer.However,thereareimplicaƟons formoreindepthexploraƟontoexaminesuicideratestoassistwithindividualscopingwithaging.(Authors:LauriceButler,WendyBeƩencourt,Jessica Gresham;FacultySponsor:AnneƩeFranklin)  4


#8—ViscosityStudyofMulƟpleOrganicStructures Abstract:ViscosityistheresistanceofasubstancefromŇowing.Inthisstudy IwillcomparemulƟpleorganiccompoundstodeterminetheeīectsofstructureandmolecularweightdiīerences.IwillcomparetheviscosiƟesofthese soluƟonsandanalyzeanytrendsrelatedtotheirstructure.(Author:JoeCurƟs;FacultySponsor:RuthAnnMurphy) 

#9—EīectsofLeadNitrateontheDevelopmentofDugesiadorotocephala Abstract:TheplanarianspeciesDugesia dorotocephala isasmall,aquaƟcŇat wormfoundinCentralTexas.Inthisstudy,wewillexaminetheeīectsof leadnitrateontheregeneraƟonofthesecreatures.TheplanariawillbeanalyzedfromthemostidealcondiƟonstoahighconcentraƟonofleadexposure.(Authors:KeatonKoch,JosephCurƟs;FacultySponsor:AndrewWoodward)  #10—EnvironmentalandEconomicImpactsofAdvancedVehicles Abstract:UsingtheGREETmodeldevelopedbyArgonneNaƟonalLaboratory, weperformedalife-cycleanalysisoftheenvironmentalandeconomicimpactsofadvancedvehicles.Alifecycleanalysisinvolvesallstages,including fuelproducƟon,transportaƟonandusageoffuel.Italsoincludesmanufacturing,lifeƟmeuse,andrecyclingofthevehicle.(Author:ZachWinĮeld;Faculty Sponsor:LindaGao)  #11—InterdisciplinaryHealthTeaminaRuralCommunity Abstract:TheFamilyNursePracƟƟonerstudentsparƟcipatedinclinicalrotaƟonsthroughoutruralTexascommuniƟesandasaresult,recognizedthebarriersthatexistinaccessinghealthcarewithintheruralhealthcareenvironment.Havinganinterdisciplinaryhealthteam,consisƟngofasocialworker andmentalhealthprofessional,visittheclinicweeklywillincreaseaccessto carefortheruralpopulaƟonwhilealsoeducaƟngfuturehealthcareprofessionalstofuncƟonanddelivercarefromamulƟ-disciplinaryapproach. (Authors:WandaO'NealGlass,TriciaAlexis,CarlaMarchesi;FacultySponsor: CarrieJohnson)  #12—ImplemenƟngChallengeͲBasedLearningwithiPadtechnologyinthe MiddleSchool Abstract:ResearchatSouthBeltonMiddleSchoolprovidesauthenƟcinformaƟonshowingthesuccessofusingiPadsinapublicschoolseƫng.UƟlizing Apple’sChallenge-BasedLearningmodelandtheAppsavailableinconjuncƟonwithiPadsintheclassroomwillnotonlyfosterinterestofstudents,but willallowstudentstoexperienceacƟvelearning.(Author:StacyEaton;FaculͲ tySponsors:ChrisƟeBledsoe,JodiPilgrim) 5


#13—RolesofHyperglycemiainEmbryonicDevelopment Abstract:Thegoalofthisstudywastoprovideabasisforashell-lesschick embryoculturesystemandserveasapotenƟalexperimentalmodelforother biologists.ThesystemfocusedontheeīectthatthreediīerentlevelsofsupplementedglucosehadonthedevelopmentofdeformiƟes.(Authors:Marcus Repp,WhitneyDozier;FacultySponsor:AndrewWoodward)  #14—FaceTouching Abstract:Thisstudyreviewsarecentmovie’sclaimthattheaveragehuman touchestheirfacetwotothreethousandƟmeseachday.Thegoalofthis projectwastoshowhowmanyƟmesweactuallytouchourface,sincemost diseasesaretransmiƩedbysurfacecontactandconsequenƟalingesƟon.Our ĮndingsrevealedthattheĮlm’sesƟmateisaccurate.(Authors:RichardPoƩs, JeweletBarnes;FacultySponsor:TrentTerrell)  #15—ACorrelaƟonalStudyontheEīectsofVariousFormsofExerciseon HealthduringCollegiateYears Abstract:ResearchindicatesposiƟvecorrelaƟonsbetweenphysicalacƟvity andpsychological,emoƟonal,andphysicalwellbeing.ThesurveyadministeredintendedtodiscovercorrelaƟonsbetweentypes/seƫngsofexercise andhealth.TheresearchershypothesizedthatexercisewouldhaveposiƟve eīectsonoverallhealth.ResultsfromseveralstaƟsƟcalanalysesboth aĸrmedanddisaĸrmedtheoriginalhypothesis.(Authors:ConnorBuchanan,NickButler,LukeCielonko;FacultySponsor:CeciliaErlund)  #16—DeterminingtheBeƩerMethodforanAlumniSurvey:Online,Mail orPhone Abstract:ThisstudyaƩemptedtoanswertheperennialquesƟonaboutsurveys,namely,“Whichisthebestmethodtocollectsurveydata:phone,mail oranonlinesurvey?”FindingsfromastudyusingthreedatacollecƟonmethodsthatwasconductedfortheAlumniSurveyoftheSocialWorkProgramwill bereported.(Authors:BridgetSauer,KimeldaBates,DaynaFlynn,NinaCardenas;FacultySponsor:IsaacGusukuma)  #17—CompositeLocalStudies:EthanolContentinGasolineandtheImͲ pactofWildĮresonAirQuality  Abstract:Thepercentethanolinlocalgasolinesampleswasdetermined,its presencebeingconĮrmedbygaschromatographmassspectrometryand chemicaltests.TotaldissolvedsolidsmeasurementswereconductedonwaterexposedtotheatmosphereaŌerlocalĮres,withsubsequentanalysisper EnvironmentalProtecƟonAgencyguidelinesforsootfallandotherpollutants. (Author:MargaretCasanova;FacultySponsor:RuthAnnMurphy) 6


#18—TheEīectsofExtracellularProteinsonthePopulaƟonGrowthof CaenorhabdiƟselegans Abstract:CaenorhabdiƟs elegansisafree-living,transparentnematodecommonlyreferredtoasaroundworm.Itisfavoredforlaboratoryworkdealing withanimaldevelopmentbecauseofitssimplicityandrapidreproducƟon.In thisstudy,wewillbetesƟngtheabilityofC. eleganstodigestextracellular proteinsandtheeīectsonpopulaƟongrowthoftheorganism.(Authors: HillaryHalderman,MaƩhewMabie,BradyEnglemohr;FacultySponsor:AndrewWoodward)  #19—ApproachestoBiocontrolofSolenopsisinvictusviaGeneƟcallyModͲ iĮedOrganisms Abstract:ImportedĮreants(IFAs)havecausedsigniĮcantdamageandĮnanciallossinthesouthernUnitedStates.Inordertocurtailthisdamageand loss,researchmustbedonetoseekoutcontrolmechanismsthatspeciĮcally targetIFAs.Wearetakingamolecularapproachtointroduceinsecttoxin genesintoIFAnormalŇora.(Authors:KaƟeCooke,JasonSmith,JacobBowen;FacultySponsor:GregFrederick)  #20—EmergencyPreparednessandCompetenciesfortheRegisteredNurse Abstract:Registerednursesrespondtodisastersitestorenderaid,butmay lackacoresetofstandardizedcompetenciestoassisteĸcientlyorsafely.This projectexaminesareviewoftheliteraturesupporƟngtheneedforavolunteernursingforcethatiscompetenttodeploytodisastersites.(Authors: BriƩanyBlackman,CassieCampbell,ChristyEastman,AngieGentry,Melanie McKee,TinaYows;FacultySponsor:KathyLong)  #21—IniƟalExploraƟononAnxietyControlandCollegeBaseballPlayers’ Performance  Abstract:Thisresearchintendedtoexplorehowanathlete’slevelofanxiety playsintohisperformance.HeartMathtechnologyandpersonalizedrelaxaƟontechniqueswereusedtoenhancecorƟcalfacilitaƟoninthisstudy.ResearchresultsshowedthatthetreatmentsprovidedaposiƟveeīectonbaseballplayers.(Authors:JudeAusƟn,JuliusAusƟn,MeredithPrice;Faculty Sponsor:Wen-MeiChou)  #22—ControllingTheLEGOMindstormNXTRobotUsingTheAppleiPad2 Abstract:TheobjecƟveofourresearchistodevelopaniOS(AppleInc.mobile operaƟngsystem)applicaƟonthatcouldremotelyoperateLEGOMindStorm NXTrobotsusingaBluetoothwirelessnetwork.Duringthecourseofourresearchmanyobstaclestosuccesswereencountered.Theobstaclesand aƩemptedwork-aroundmethodswillbediscussed.(Authors:TrevorAsh, MaƩhewSterling;FacultySponsor:BillTanner)  7


#23—MicronutrientEīectsonArabidopsisthalianaGrowthRate Abstract:WeareworkingwithArabidopsis thaliana,measuringitsgrowth rateinlaboratoryseƫngsbyaddingexcessmicronutrientstoArabidopsis germinatedandgrownasepƟcallyinPetridishes.ByexamininggrowthinĮve diīerentcondiƟons,wewereabletodeterminethediīerencesingrowth ratesofthetreatedArabidopsis. (Authors:AngelKemmerer,MeganRowe, JoseLopez;FacultySponsor:AndrewWoodward)  #24—BullyingandIntervenƟonEīorts Abstract:ThisstudyaƩemptedtodetermineUMHBstudents’pastand/or currentexperienceswithbullying.RespondentswereaskedtodescribeincidentswheretheyobservedorwerethevicƟmofbullyingwiththegoalof establishingratesofbullyingandtheneedforcampusservicestoaddressthis concern.(Authors:AmberBrown,SusannEirosius,AlisonSneed;Faculty Sponsor:IsaacGusukuma)  #25—IsThereSuchThingAsTooMuchExercise? Abstract:PreviousresearchhasshownthataddicƟontoexerciseisknownto causementalandphysiologicalsideeīectswithcessaƟon.Ourexperimentis designedtodeterminetheprevalenceofexerciseaddicƟonontheUniversity ofMaryHardin-Baylor.DataiscurrentlybeingcollectedandwillbeĮnished bytheendoftheweek.(Authors:AmyMcCorkle,BrookeButler;Faculty Sponsor:CeciliaErlund)  #26—BluetoothCommunicaƟonwithaNXTDeviceviaAndroid Abstract:Thegoalofourresearchprojectistocreateaneasytouseinterface forinteracƟngwithaLEGOMindstormsNXTrobotviaaMotorolaXOOMtabletrunningtheAndroidoperaƟngsystem.Theresultsrevealageneralized demonstraƟonoftheprogrammingtechniquesandknowledgerequiredto achievethegoal.(Authors:LotarWallace,ReinaldoAraujo;FacultySponsor: BillTanner)  #27—PrenatalVitaminstoOīsetTeratogenicEīectsofEthanolonthe DevelopmentofEmbryonicChicks Abstract:Theteratogeniceīectsofethanolonadevelopingembryoresultin birthdefects.ThecorrectconcentraƟonofethanolwillbedeterminedforthe greatestnumberofchickembryoabnormaliƟesthatareobservablewithout death.Diīerentprenatalvitaminswillthenbeadministeredtoobserveif theynegateorreduceethanol-inducedmalformaƟons.(Authors:Stephanie Grant,AltheaLynch;FacultySponsor:AndrewWoodward)

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#28—TheEīectsof7WeeksofHighIntensityTrainingonAerobicCapaciͲ ty,AnaerobicPower,andBodyComposiƟon Abstract:Thepurposeofthisstudywastodetermineifhighintensitytraining (HIT),twodaysaweek,incollegestudentswouldimprovemeasuresofaerobicendurance,anaerobicpower,andbodycomposiƟon.Atotalof13studentsparƟcipatedinthestudyfor7weeks.SigniĮcantimprovementsin VO2maxresultedinthesestudents.Inconclusion,HITprovidesasuĸcient sƟmulustoimproveĮtnessmarkersincollegiatestudents.(Authors:Amanda Buckley,StacieUrbina,CraigJones,ChelseyScoggins,ElizabethSillasen,Josh Holt,BrookeCox,ZaneJohnson;FacultySponsors:CliīaFoster,ColinWilborn)  #29—WhyTeachersStay:TeacherExperiencesandPerspecƟves Abstract:ThisqualitaƟvestudyprovidedinsightintowhypublicschoolteachersremaininteaching.Interviewswithteachersexamined:theirexperiences, theirpercepƟonsofsupports,andwhatfactorsmostinŇuencedthemtoremaininteaching.Sixmajorthemesemerged:relaƟonships,intrinsicmoƟvaƟon,professionaldevelopment,self-actualizaƟon/needforachievement, schoolclimate/culture,andempowerment.(Author:MaryAnneHartley;FacͲ ultySponsor:AusƟnVasek)  #30—InteracƟveUMHBCampusMap Abstract:Inthisproject,wehavecreatedaninteracƟvewebpageofthe UMHBcampusmap.ThewebpagecansignifythelocaƟonofthebuildingon themapforgivenabuilding’sname,ordisplaythebuilding’snamewhenthe mousecursorispoinƟngatabuildingonthemap.Ourworkgreatlyimproves theeaseofusingtheUMHBcampusmap.(Authors:SamVedamanikam,JosephBarr;FacultySponsor:ChaoGong)  #31—UMHBWellnessProgram:AƫtudesTowardsNutriƟon Abstract:Theliteraturerelatedtohealthylifestylessupportsmakinghealthy foodchoices;however,manyindividualschooselesshealthyfoods.ALikert scalesurveywasconductedtoidenƟfyspeciĮcfactorsassociatedwithaƫtudestowardsnutriƟonandfactorsinŇuencingfoodchoices.AŌeranalysisof surveyresults,aneducaƟonalstrategytoaddresstheissueswillbeconducted bytheUMHBWellnessProgram.(Authors:CynthiaHinds,Angela Knoernschild,TamuSmith,EmilyWilson;FacultySponsors:SusanOwens, TracyBooth)  #32—CollegeofNursingEmergencyPreparednessPlan Abstract:Duetonursingstudentclinicalexperiencesbeingheldatavarietyof oīcampussites,andthepotenƟalfornaturalandman-madedisasters,the 9


needforanemergencypreparednessplanwasidenƟĮed.EmergencypreparednessdatafromanarrayofschoolsanduniversiƟeswasreviewed.AprotocoltofacilitatesmoothcommunicaƟonbetweennursingstudents,nursing facultyandtheUniversitywasdeveloped.(Authors:MikaleBell,Alexandra Johnson,AshlyKnight,BimisaRenteria;FacultySponsor:SharonSouter)

   PAPERSESSIONS Session1:1:00Ͳ2:15PM(PAC203) CaseStudiesonChangeAroundtheWorld  Title:ChenVillageand the Experiences of the Sent-Down Youth Abstract:ThispaperreviewstheexperiencesofChinesestudentswhomoved toaneconomicallydepressed,ruralcommunityaspartofMaoZedong’s “SentDownMovement.”IniƟallyidealisƟcadvocatesofCommunism,these youngmenandwomenlaterbecamedisillusionedbyoverwork,andasense ofisolaƟonandfuƟlity.(Author:KellyMurphy;FacultySponsor:ClairePhelan)  Title:A New PoliƟcal FronƟer: Social Media and the PoliƟcal Process in Egypt and China Abstract:Thenon-westernworldhasswiŌlyadoptedtheuseofsocialmedia, mobilizinganewgeneraƟonofpoliƟcalacƟvists.Socialmediaplayedacrucial roleinEgypt’sArabSpringandopenedanewvenueforpoliƟcaldiscourseand dissentinChina.WhileboththesecountrieshaveseenasigniĮcantincrease intheuseofsocialmediaintheirpoliƟcalprocess,theoutcomeofsocialmediabeingusedasapoliƟcaltoolhasbeendrasƟcallydiīerent.(Author:MeganGill;FacultySponsor:ClairePhelan)  Title:Humanitarian Aid: Is there a beƩer way for Sub-Saharan Africa? Abstract:Foreignaidisfailingtodolong-termgoodinSub-SaharanAfrica becausetheaidisfocusedonshort-termgoals.Theconsequenceofthatisa lackofeconomicdevelopmentwhichprolongsshort-termproblemsincluding: poverty,lackofeducaƟon,poorhealth,poliƟcalandsocialunrest.Amove shouldbemadetowardlong-termdevelopmentgoalsusingmicroĮnance, whichwouldallowforsuccessful,sustainableaid;whichisaidthatpermanentlyeliminatesshort-termproblemsbygivingtheaidrecipientsasustainablefuture.(Author:BrandenMontgomery;FacultySponsor:JanetAdamski)  10


Session2:3:00Ͳ4:15PM(PAC210) AfricanͲAmericansandWomeninLiterature  Title:Female Portrayal in American Literature during the Mid to Late 1800’s Abstract:Theproposedpaperwilllookintothefemalecharactersportrayed innumerousdiīerentworksofAmericanLiteratureduringtheƟmeofthe midtolate1800’s.TheresearchinparƟcularwillbegearedtowardsthedepicƟonofwomenincertainworksandspeciĮcallytheinŇuenceofmenin regardstothewoman’spersonality,acƟons,andoverallsensibility.Furthermore,theresearchwillshowwhetherthewomenwerematchingtherolesof society,orthemoldoftheauthor,attheƟmetheworkwaswriƩen.(Author: HeatherCain;FacultySponsor:BrentGibson)  Title:The Sexual Oppression of African American Women: Breaking the Stereotype through Studies in Prose and Autobiography Abstract:AfricanAmericanwomenhavelongbeenviewedaslasciviousand sexualbeings.However,theracialandgenderstereotypeconŇictswiththe realityofsexualassaultandcontrolthatdomesƟcpartners,slavemastersand othershaveheldoverblackwomeninpreviouscenturies.Evidenteventoday,authorssuchasAliceDunbar-NelsonandHarrietJacobspublishedworks inthelate19thcenturythathighlightthevicƟmizaƟonofAfricanAmerican women.ThestudyofworkssuchasVioletsandOtherTales(1895)andIncidentsintheLifeofaSlaveGirl(1861)helpsustounderstandthedevelopmentofthestereotypeandplanstrategiestoovercomethisunfairtreatment ofthedemographic.(Author:KelseyBelcher;FacultySponsor:JaneneLewis)  Title:Social Wars of African-Americans  Abstract:IplantoassertandexplorethedeĮniƟonsanddeclaraƟonsofwar acrossAfricanAmericanliteraturefromthelateeighteenthcenturyintothe twenƟethcentury.InparƟcular,IdesiretoclarifytheideaofadeclaraƟonof warfromanAfrican-Americanandwhetherornotthisincludescivildisobedienceinregardstoslavery.Also,thiswillaidindevelopingaclearerdeĮniƟon ofwartoAfrican-Americans.(Author:MadelineWilkins;FacultySponsor: JaneneLewis) 

Session3:2:15Ͳ3:15PM(PAC203) AmericanLiterature  Title:The Inconsistent American Dream Abstract:TheconceptoftheAmericanDreamplacedpressureonAmericans inthe20thcentury.ManypeoplehadunrealisƟcexpectaƟonsofsuccess. AuthorssuchasArthurMiller,F.ScoƩFitzgerald,andJohnSteinbeckusethe 11


AmericanDreamasatragicthemethroughouttheirstoriestostressthat equalityandprosperityisnotavailableforall.(Author:MeganJalbert;FaculͲ tySponsor:BrentGibson)  Title:Universal Indiīerence toward Central Characters in NaturisƟc Stories Abstract:LiteraryworksfromthenaturalisƟcperspecƟve,bydefault,maintaina“manversusnature”theme.Theuniverse,arepresentaƟveofnature, frequentlyposesathreattothecentralcharactersofmanyofthestories wriƩeninanaturalisƟcseƫng;however,someauthorsdesignatetheuniversetoholdanindiīerentaƫtudetowardthekeycharactersofastory. This,inturn,allowsthesewriterstoreachevendeeperintotheirimaginaƟve mindsanddelveintothevariousnaturalisƟctoolsattheirdisposal.SuchcreaƟvityexistsinStephenCrane’s“TheOpenBoat”(1897),AmbroseBierce’s “AnOccurrenceatOwlCreekBridge”(1890),andalsoinKateChopin’s“The Awakening”(1899).(Author:DavidBailey;FacultySponsor:BrentGibson)  Title:ConstricƟng Society Abstract:ThispaperaddressesthefactthatCharloƩePerkinsGilmanusesthe seƫng,thewallpaper,andthenarrator’spersonalrelaƟonships,speciĮcally withthenarrator’shusbandJohn,inTheYellowWallpaperinordertoreveal therestricƟonsandexpectaƟonsthatsocietyanditsfollowersplaceupon women.(Author:AmandaPate;FacultySponsor:BrentGibson) 

Session4:3:15Ͳ4:15PM(PAC203) FromElementarytoHigherEducaƟon  Title:An InvesƟgaƟon of Elementary School Teachers’ PercepƟon of Bullying and Perceived Training Abstract:Research-basedprevenƟonacƟviƟesperformedonaregularbasis canpreventbullying.SixhundredcentralTexaselementaryteacherswere surveyedtodeterminetheirpercepƟonsofbullying,thetrainingteachers receivedinordertoidenƟfyandmodifybehaviorleadingtobullying,and teachers’perceivedtrainingneedsregardingpracƟcesusedtopreventbullying.(Author:RonaldKnight;FacultySponsor:MarleneZipperlan)  Title:The InsƟtuƟonalizaƟon of Service-Learning in the Independent Colleges and UniversiƟes of Texas Abstract:Despiteevidenceofservice-learningbeneĮtsandtheneedforthe insƟtuƟonalizaƟon,manyquesƟonhighereducaƟon’scommitmenttothe cause(Saltmarsh,Hartley&Clayton,2009;BuƟn,2010).ThisquanƟtaƟve studywillexaminethelevelofinsƟtuƟonalizaƟonattheIndependentCollegesandUniversityofTexasandpossiblecharacterisƟccorrelaƟons.(Author: MorganLewing;FacultySponsor:AusƟnVasek) 12


StudentProjectsListedbyCollege (poster;paper;artwork) 

CollegeofChrisƟanStudies: DaƟnganAncientGreekPapyrusFragmentofHebrewsbyComparing ScribalFeatureswithKnownManuscripts byHannahEaton,EvanDuncan,AaronMassey,GerhardStuebben,DavidBertrand(#4;GreenScholarsIniƟaƟve) 

CollegeofEducaƟon: ImplemenƟngChallengeBasedLearningwithiPadtechnologyinthe MiddleSchool byStacyEaton(#12;EC-6Generalist) TheEīectsof7WeeksofHighIntensityTrainingonAerobicCapacity, AnaerobicPower,andBodyComposiƟon byAmandaBuckley,StacieUrbina,CraigJones,ChelseyScoggins,ElizabethSillasen,JoshHolt,Brooke Cox,ZaneJohnson(#28;EXSS) AnInvesƟgaƟonofElementarySchoolTeachers’PercepƟonofBullying andPerceivedTrainingbyRonaldKnight(Session4;EducaƟonalAdministraƟon) 

CollegeofVisualandPerformingArts:  SeniorExhibiƟon“UnƟtled”byEmilyCeballos,JoanneCervantes,and AnnaLavern(1:30-2:30PM;Art) 

CollegeofHumaniƟes: ENGLISH FemalePortrayalinAmericanLiteratureduringtheMidtoLate1800’s byHeatherCain(Session2) TheSexualOppressionofAfricanAmericanWomen:BreakingtheStereͲ otypethroughStudiesinProseandAutobiographybyKelseyBelcher (Session2) SocialWarsofAfricanͲAmericansbyMadelineWilkins(Session2) TheInconsistentAmericanDreambyMeganJalbert(Session3) UniversalIndiīerencetowardCentralCharactersinNaturisƟcStoriesby DavidBailey(Session3) ConstricƟngSocietybyAmandaPate(Session3)  HISTORY&POLITICALSCIENCE ChenVillageandtheExperiencesoftheSentͲDownYouthbyKellyMurphy(Session1;HistoryandPoliƟcalScience) ANewPoliƟcalFronƟer:SocialMediaandthePoliƟcalProcessinEgypt andChinabyMeganGill(Session1) 13


HumanitarianAid:isthereabeƩerwayforSubͲSaharanAfrica?by BrandenMontgomery(Session1)  MODERNFOREIGNLANGUAGES TheLifeandWorksofVicenteHuidobroͲLasCiudadesbyCollinDavis (#2) 

CollegeofNursing: EmergencyPreparednessandCompetenciesfortheRegisteredNurseby BriƩanyBlackman,CassieCampbell,ChristyEastman,AngieGentry, MelanieMcKee,TinaYows(#20) UMHBWellnessProgram:AƫtudesTowardsNutriƟon byCynthiaHinds, AngelaKnoernschild,TamuSmith,EmilyWilson(#31) CollegeofNursingEmergencyPreparednessPlan byMikaleBell,AlexandraJohnson,AshlyKnight,BimisaRenteria(#32) 

CollegeofSciences: BIOLOGY EīectsofLeadNitrateontheDevelopmentofDugesiadorotocephalaby KeatonKoch,JosephCurƟs(#9) RolesofHyperglycemiainEmbryonicDevelopment byMarcusRepp, WhitneyDozier(#13) TheEīectsofExtracellularProteinsonthePopulaƟonGrowthofCaenoͲ rhabdiƟselegansbyHillaryHalderman,MaƩhewMabie,BradyEnglemohr(#18) ApproachestoBiocontrolofSolenopsisinvictusviaGeneƟcallyModiĮed OrganismsbyKaƟeCooke,JasonSmith,JacobBowen(#19) MicronutrientEīectsonArabidopsisthalianaGrowthRate byAngel Kemmerer,MeganRowe,JoseLopez(#23) PrenatalVitaminstoOīsetTeratogenicEīectsofEthanolontheDevelͲ opmentofEmbryonicChicks byStephanieGrant,AltheaLynch(#27)  CHEMISTRY TheSynthesisandMulƟͲSpectralStudiesofPorphyrinComplexesofFirst &SecondRowTransiƟonMetalsbyMeganDromgoole(#3) ViscosityStudyofMulƟpleOrganicStructures byJoeCurƟs(#8) EnvironmentalandEconomicImpactsofAdvancedVehicles byZach WinĮeld(#10) CompositeLocalStudies:EthanolContentinGasolineandtheImpactof WildĮresonAirQuality byMargaretCasanova(#17) IncorporaƟngAdvancedInorganicConceptsIntotheTEKSCurriculumfor Chemistry;FacilitaƟngChemicalUnderstandinginStudentsbyMargaret Casanova(Session4)  14


COMPUTERSCIENCE&ENGINEERING ControllingTheLEGOMindstormNXTRobotUsingTheAppleiPad2 by TrevorAsh,MaƩhewSterling(#22) BluetoothCommunicaƟonwithaNXTDeviceviaAndroid byLotarWallace,ReinaldoAraujo(#26) InteracƟveUMHBCampusMap bySamVedamanikam,JosephBarr(#30)  PSYCHOLOGY TheEĸcacyofPlayTherapyOverTimebyKaƟeDavis(#1) AreFoodChoicesBetweenAthletesandNonͲAthletesDiīerent? by BrandonRodriguez,ChrisƟnaLudowese(#5) DoesStressHaveAnImpactOnACollegeStudent’sGPA?byHaley LoŌus(#6) FaceTouching byRichardPoƩs,JeweletBarnes(#14) ACorrelaƟonalStudyontheEīectsofVariousFormsofExerciseon HealthDuringCollegiateYears byConnorBuchanan,NickButler,Luke Cielonko(#15) IsThereSuchThingAsTooMuchExercise? byAmyMcCorkle,Brooke Butler(#25)  SOCIALWORK CrossCulturalSuicideRatesinOlderPopulaƟons byLauriceButler,WendyBeƩencourt,JessicaGresham(#7) DeterminingtheBeƩerMethodforanAlumniSurvey:Online,Mailor Phone byBridgetSauer,KimeldaBates,DaynaFlynn,NinaCardenas(#16) BullyingandIntervenƟonEīorts byAmberBrown,SusannEirosius,AlisonSneed(#24) 

GraduateSchool: InterdisciplinaryHealthTeaminaRuralCommunity byWandaO'Neal Glass,TriciaAlexis,CarlaMarchesi(#11;GraduateNursing) IniƟalExploraƟononAnxietyControlandCollegeBaseballPlayers’PerͲ formance byJudeAusƟn,JuliusAusƟn,MeredithPrice(#21;Graduate CounselingandPsychology) WhyTeachersStay:TeacherExperiencesandPerspecƟves byMaryAnne Hartley(#29;GraduateEducaƟon) TheInsƟtuƟonalizaƟonofServiceͲLearningintheIndependentColleges andUniversiƟesofTexasbyMorganLewing(Session4;GraduateEducaƟon)  

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Scholars Day 2012 Program  

Scholars Day highlights undergraduate and graduate research projects, papers, and artwork. Nearly 90 students contributed to this year’s pre...

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