Winners of the 7th Annual Student Research Symposium at ULM were announced at an awards ceremony held April 18 in the Student Union Building on campus.
The Student Research Symposium showcases research conducted by ULM undergraduates and graduate students. Researchers were required to conceptualize a research question, work with a faculty mentor to address the question, design a research method, identify the subjects, correctly and objectively collect data, analyze it, reach conclusions and make recommendations.
Student researchers presented their work either by Presentation Poster or by a Platform Presentation in which they read their research aloud to the audience. In both cases, student researchers were expected to answer questions from judges who have credentials in the student’s research field.
With completion of the 7th Research Symposium, this venue has been able to provide a platform for 1,800 student researchers to present their unique research.
The winners are:
College of Education and Human Development, graduate level:
- 1st place: High Neuroticism Predicts Elevated Psychoticism in Response to Stress by Courtney Bordelon and Nichole Renee Hebert; Dr. Jack Palmer; faculty advisor.
- 2nd place: Speed of Injury Recovery of Collegiate Athletes with the use of the VST Myodynamic Device A Preliminary Investigation by Kimberly Martin; Dr. Lisa Colvin, faculty advisor.
- 3rd place: Cool Shirt TM Use as an Ergogenic Aid for Elite Distance Runners Training in North Louisiana: A Preliminary Investigation by Matt Nipper; Dr. Lisa Colvin, faculty advisor.
- Honorable Mention: The Utility of Selected Rorschach Variables and MMPI Indices as Discriminates of Criminality by Rachel Van Thomma; Dr. Ross Keiser; faculty advisor.
College of Education and Human Development, undergraduate level:
- 1st place: Chronic Procrastination as a Function of Attention Deficient Hyperactivity by Kasi McPherson; Dr. William McCown, faculty advisor.
- 2nd place: “Blending”: Blending Traditional Teacher Methods with Online Course Content by Kriss Hollis; Dr. Michael Beutner, faculty adviser.
- 3rd place: Teacher Authored Multimedia Instructional Content by Ashley Spillers; Dr. Michael Beutner, faculty adviser.
College of Business Administration, undergraduate level poster presentation:
- An Assessment of Near-Synchronous Communication Utility and its Influence on Online Purchase Intentions in a B2C Marketplace by Tettra Davis (Emerging Scholar); Dr. Allen Johnston, mentor.
College of Pharmacy, Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences, graduate level poster presentations:
- 1st place: Enhanced Growth Inhibitory Effects of Combined Treatment of Celecoxib With -Tocotrienol on Neoplastic +SA Mouse Mammary Epithelial Cells by Amit B. Shirode; Dr. Paul W. Sylvester, advisor.
- 2nd place: Statistical Modeling of The Effect of Talc and Polymer Blend on Verapamil HCL Release From Coated Beads by Yassar El-Malah; Dr. Sami Nazzal, advisor.
- 3rd place: Anticancer Potential of Sipholane Triterpenoids from the Marine Sponge Callyspongia Siphonella by Sandeep Jain, Amit Shirode and Ashley Barbo; Dr. Khalid El Sayed, advisor.
College of Pharmacy, Department of Toxicology, graduate level poster presentation:
- Effects of Moderate Diet Restriction and High Fat Diet-Induced Obesity on Doxorubicin-Induced Cardiomyopathy by Mayur S. Mitra and Shashikiran Donthamsetty; Dr. Harihara Mehendale, advisor.
College of Pharmacy, Department of Clinical and Administrative Sciences/Pharmacy Administration, graduate level poster presentations:
- 1st place: Utilization and Compliance of Calcium Channel Blockers in the Treatment of Hypertension in the Louisiana Medicaid Program by Adrianna Valderrama; Dr. Lesa Lawrence, advisor.
- 2nd place: Comparing Costs and Effectiveness of Ophthalmic Fluoroquinolones vs. Non-Fluoroquinolones for Bacterial Conjunctivitis in the Louisiana Medicaid Population by Gagan Jain; Dr. Lesa Lawrence, advisor.
College of Pharmacy, undergraduate poster presentations:
- Biocataltic and Anti-Invasive Studies of Tobacco (1S,2E,4R,6R,-7E,11E)-2,7,11-Cembratriene-4,6-Diol by Dalia Abdelhalim; Dr. Khalid El Sayed
- The Utilization of Drug and Health Information Resources Among Pharmacy Preceptors at the University of Louisiana at Monroe by Betthany M. Thomas and Gagan Jain; Dr. Lesa Lawrence, advisor.
College of Pharmacy, graduate level platform presentation:
- Neuronal Factor REST/NRSF Regulates HSV-1 ICP 4 AND ICP22 Transcriptions Via Histone Modification by Rajeswara C. Pinnoji and Gautam R. Bedadala; Dr. Victor Hsai, advisor.
College of Arts and Sciences, Arts:
- 1st place: “Back Gardens and Dark Forests: Evolving Symbolism of Nature in Selected Nineteenth Century American Author;” by Delilah D. Clark; Dr. Helen Lock, mentor.
- 2nd place: “Social Self-Emasculation: King Lear’s Hierarchical Folly;” by Rose Finley; Dr. LaRue Sloan, mentor.
- 3rd place tie: “Bubble, Bubble Toil and Trouble: Early Modern Views of Witchcraft and the Threatening Female Body in Macbeth,” by Bobbie Spence; Dr. LaRue Sloan, mentor; and “The Battle of Premnis,” by Elle Walker; Dr. Monica Bontty, mentor.
College of Arts and Sciences, Sciences, graduate poster presentation:
- Monitoring Pollutants Via the Catfish Olfactory Response: Determining LC50 Values and Swimming Behavior in the Presence of Pollutants of Interest by David Cooper; Dr. Ann Findley, mentor.
College of Arts and Sciences, Sciences, graduate platform presentations:
- 1st place: The Influence of Seasonal Flooding on Terrestrial Herpetofaunal Assemblages at a Bottomland Hardwood Site in Northeastern Louisiana by Matt Brown; Dr. John Carr, mentor.
- 2nd place: Heat Shock and Behavioral Responses in C. Elegans as First Tier Indicators of Pesticide Contamination in Streams by Natalie Hendrix; Dr. Chris Gissendanner, mentor.
College of Arts and Sciences, Sciences, undergraduate platform presentations:
- 1st place: Assessment of Potential Spermatheca Development Genes in Caenorhabdatis Elegans by Benjamin Morehead; Dr. Chris R. Gissendanner, mentor.
- 2nd place tie: Susceptibility of “Campylobacter jejuni” to Ultraviolet Radiation by Katron Broomfield and Jeff Kendrick; Dr. Ann Findley, mentor; and Autoxidation of Bovine Hemoglobin by Seth Hale; Dr. J. Abra Watkins, mentor.
- 3rd place: Parasite Prevalence in Proxy to Anogenital Distance Due to Intrauterine Position by Terrell Hamilton and Nicole Schaferkotter; Dr. Loren Hayes and Dr. Ricky Fiorillo, mentors.
Faculty members for the 7th Annual Student Research Symposium Task Force are Benny Blaylock, pharmacy; Deborah Jackson, biology; Neil Brotherton, chemistry; Sami Owens, Howard Hughes Grant Coordinator; Ron Hill, pharmacy; Paul Sylvester, pharmacy; Helen Lock, English; Tammy Parker , business administration; Linda Bryan, communicative disorders; Carolyn Murphy, occupational therapy; Lisa Colvin, kinesiology; and Skeet Creekmore, education.