Scholars Week Research and Creative Activity Exposition

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Scholars Week 2020 Winners

               College of Liberal Arts

Undergraduate 1st Place
Holly Aslinger
Dental Enamel Hypoplasia at Black Cat Cave, Site 40RD299
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Shannon Chappell Hodge, Sociology and Anthropology

Undergraduate 2nd Place
Mark D. Blackmon
Non-Christian and Immigrant Christian Communities and the Programs Available to their Youth in Middle Tennessee
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Rebekka King, Philosophy and Religious Studies

Undergraduate 3rd Place
Beatriz Marie R. Dedicatoria
Speak Now!: A Look at Diversity at MTSU
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Poushali Bhadury, English

Graduate 1st Place
Aubrie McDaniel
Rural Realities: Tennessee Rural Women’s Concerns and Involvements During the Suffrage Era
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Lisa Pruitt, History

Graduate 2nd Place
Lawrence Dahl
Pillaged Skulls and Looted Gear U.S. Trophy Hunting during the Second World War
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Lisa PruittHistory

Graduate 3rd Place
Gloria Brooke Massey
The Rhetoric of Sound: Listening to Frederick Douglass’s 1845 Narrative
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Laura Dubek, English

          College of Basic & Applied Sciences

Undergraduate 1st Place
Neroosh Mossa
Co-Author: Sundus Sharhan
Effects of Caffeine on the Stress-Regulated Gene, HSF-1, in Caenorhabditis elegans
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Rebecca Seipelt-Thiemann, Biology

Undergraduate 2nd Place
Gabriella Morin
Co-Authors: Jiwoo Park, Wesley Riley
Determining How the PINK1:Parkin Mitophagy Pathway Responds to Transient Mitochondrial Stress and How This is Affected By Disease Associated Mutations in Parkin
Faculty Mentor: Dr. David Nelson, Biology

Undergraduate 3rd Place
John Adkins
Co-Authors: J. P. Gulizia, S. Cui 
In Situ Rumen Degradability of Late Season Kudzu (Pueraria montana var. lobata) in Ruminally Fistulated Steers (Bos taurus)
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kevin Downs, Agriculture

Graduate 1st Place
Karuna Gujar
Comparative Study of Distinguishing Sets in Graphs
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Suk Keo, Computer Science

Graduate 2nd Place
Daniela Taylor
Co-Authors: Lena Tran, Beng Guat Ooi
Evaluating the Safety of Color Powders via Chromatographic, Spectroscopic, and Microscopic Analysis of Their Dye Constituents
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ngee Sing Chong, Chemistry

Graduate 3rd Place
James Scruggs
Comparison and Evaluation of C# Implemented Convolutional Neural Network
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Suk Seo, Computer Science

Doctoral 1st Place
Scott Morton
Co-Authors:  Miroslawa Bilska, David C. Montefiori, Bette M. Korber
pH Modulated Binding Characteristics of HIV Broadly Neutralizing Anti-Bodies
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Joshua Phillips, Computer Science

Doctoral 2nd Place
Keshav Paudel
Alkylation of Nitriles with Alcohols Catalyzed by a Well-Defined Cobalt Complex Supported by a Tripodal N, P Mixed-Donor Ligand
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Keying Ding, Chemistry

Doctoral 3rd Place
Shuzhe Xu
Co-Authors: Salvador E. Barbosa
BERT Feature Based Model for Predicting the Helpfulness Scores of Online Customers Reviews
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Don Hong, Mathematical Sciences

            College of Education

1st Place
Bingshi Zhang
The Relationship Between Starting-Point and Rate of Changes in Reading and Mathematics
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jwa K. Kim, Psychology


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Posters are presented in alphabetical order by title.

College of Basic and Applied Sciences

PhD Poster Gallery

A STRUCTURAL EXPLANATION FOR THE RELATIVELY LARGE MAPPED LENGTH OF SNAIL SHELL CAVE, CENTRAL TENNESSEE

A STRUCTURAL EXPLANATION FOR THE RELATIVELY LARGE MAPPED LENGTH OF SNAIL SHELL CAVE, CENTRAL TENNESSEE

Department of Geosciences, College of Basic and Applied Sciences

Author(s):
Mark Abolins (PhD)
Albert Ogden (PhD)

Faculty Mentor:
Mark Abolins, Department of Geosciences

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Alkylation of Nitriles with Alcohols Catalyzed by a Well-Defined Cobalt Complex Supported by a Tripodal N,P Mixed-Donar Ligand

2nd Place Winner!

Alkylation of Nitriles with Alcohols Catalyzed by a Well-Defined Cobalt Complex Supported by a Tripodal N,P Mixed-Donar Ligand

Department of Chemistry, College of Basic and Applied Sciences

Author(s):
Keshav Paudel (PhD)

Faculty Mentor:
Keying Ding, Department of Chemistry

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An Unusual Triazole Synthesis From Aurones

An Unusual Triazole Synthesis From Aurones

Department of Chemistry, College of Basic and Applied Sciences

Author(s):
Arjun Kafle (PhD)
Shrijana Bhattarai (PhD)

Faculty Mentor:
Scott T. Handy, Department of Chemistry

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BERT Feature Based Model for Predicting the Helpfulness Scores of Online Customers Reviews

3rd Place Winner!

BERT Feature Based Model for Predicting the Helpfulness Scores of Online Customers Reviews

Department of Computer Science, College of Basic and Applied Sciences

Author(s):
Shuzhe Xu (PhD)

Faculty Mentor:
Don Hong, Department of Mathematical Sciences

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Data Driven Models for Solving Partial Differential Equations

Data Driven Models for Solving Partial Differential Equations

University Studies, College of Basic and Applied Sciences

Author(s):
Thomas K Torku (PhD)

Faculty Mentor:
Abdul Q. M. Khaliq, Department of Mathematical Sciences

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Data-Driven Governing Equations of Glycolytic Oscillator Using Deep Neural Network

Data-Driven Governing Equations of Glycolytic Oscillator Using Deep Neural Network

Department of Mathematical Sciences, College of Basic and Applied Sciences

Author(s):
Jie Long (PhD)

Faculty Mentor:
Abdul Khaliq, Department of Mathematical Sciences

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International Teaching Assistants’ Development of Cultural Competence: A Critical Literature Synthesis

International Teaching Assistants’ Development of Cultural Competence: A Critical Literature Synthesis

Department of Biology, College of Basic and Applied Sciences

Author(s):
Zhigang Jia (PhD)

Faculty Mentor:
Grant E. Gardner, Department of Biology

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Let's Argue about STEM!

Let's Argue about STEM!

Department of Biology, College of Basic and Applied Sciences

Author(s):
Brock Couch (PhD)
Jennifer Seat (PhD)

Faculty Mentor:
Jennifer Kaplan , Department of Mathematical Sciences

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Monitoring oxidative stress in BT20 and 4T1 cancer cells with chronoamperometry

Monitoring oxidative stress in BT20 and 4T1 cancer cells with chronoamperometry

Department of Chemistry, College of Basic and Applied Sciences

Author(s):
Raja Ram Pandey (PhD)

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Charles C. Chusuei, Department of Chemistry

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pH Modulated Binding Characteristics of HIV Broadly Neutralizing Antibodies

1st Place Winner!

pH Modulated Binding Characteristics of HIV Broadly Neutralizing Antibodies

Department of Computer Science, College of Basic and Applied Sciences

Author(s):
Scott P. Morton (PhD)

Faculty Mentor:
Joshua L. Phillips, Department of Computer Science

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Preparing to Teach Mathematics with Technology - Examining Student Practices

Preparing to Teach Mathematics with Technology - Examining Student Practices

Department of Mathematical Sciences, College of Basic and Applied Sciences

Author(s):
Demet Yalman Ozen (PhD)
Samuel Reed (PhD)

Faculty Mentor:
Jennifer Lovett, Department of Mathematical Sciences

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RNA-Seq of Bacterial Outer membrane vesicles and whole transcriptome identify sRNAs targeting immune relevant genes in rainbow trout susceptible or resistant to Flavobacterium psychrophilum

RNA-Seq of Bacterial Outer membrane vesicles and whole transcriptome identify sRNAs targeting immune relevant genes in rainbow trout susceptible or resistant to Flavobacterium psychrophilum

Department of Biology, College of Basic and Applied Sciences

Author(s):
Pratima Chapagain (PhD)
Ali Ali (PhD)

Faculty Mentor:
Mary Farone, Department of Biology

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Using two-factor similarity scoring functions to quantify and optimize the morphological similarity of models of interacting galaxies

Using two-factor similarity scoring functions to quantify and optimize the morphological similarity of models of interacting galaxies

Department of Physics and Astronomy, College of Basic and Applied Sciences

Author(s):
Graham West (PhD)
Mathew Ogden (PhD)

Faculty Mentor:
John Wallin, Department of Physics and Astronomy

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Undergraduate Poster Gallery

A Comparison of STEM and Non-STEM Graduate Teaching Assistants’ Cognition Related to Teaching

A Comparison of STEM and Non-STEM Graduate Teaching Assistants’ Cognition Related to Teaching

Department of Biology, College of Basic and Applied Sciences

Author(s):
Dirhat Mahdi Mohammed (Undergraduate)

Faculty Mentor:
Grant E. Gardner, Department of Biology

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Accelerating Waste Reduction and Biogas Production of Municipal Solid Waste

Accelerating Waste Reduction and Biogas Production of Municipal Solid Waste

Department of Engineering Technology, College of Basic and Applied Sciences

Author(s):
Richa Phulwani (Undergraduate)

Faculty Mentor:
Mina Mohebbi, Department of Engineering Technology

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Aldicarb Exposure, and the Effects of the GBB-1 Gene in Caenorhabditis elegans

Aldicarb Exposure, and the Effects of the GBB-1 Gene in Caenorhabditis elegans

Department of Biology, College of Basic and Applied Sciences

Author(s):
Haley Parks (Undergraduate)
Hope Brown (Undergraduate)
Kylie Curtis (Undergraduate)

Faculty Mentor:
Carol Freund, Department of Biology

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Alternative Splicing of Splicing Regulator Protein, Polypyrimidine Tract Binding Protein 1

Alternative Splicing of Splicing Regulator Protein, Polypyrimidine Tract Binding Protein 1

Department of Biology, College of Basic and Applied Sciences

Author(s):
Scarlett M Benitez (Undergraduate)

Faculty Mentor:
Rebecca L. Seipelt-Thiemann, Department of Biology

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Analysis of Antibacterial Compounds Found in Vitis aestivalis Fungal Endophytes

Analysis of Antibacterial Compounds Found in Vitis aestivalis Fungal Endophytes

Department of Chemistry, College of Basic and Applied Sciences

Author(s):
Kayley Stallings (Undergraduate)

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Paul Kline, Department of Chemistry

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Anti-cancer efficacy of CBD Pure Isolates and Commercially Available Water-Soluble CBD in Colorectal Cancer

Anti-cancer efficacy of CBD Pure Isolates and Commercially Available Water-Soluble CBD in Colorectal Cancer

School of Agriculture, College of Basic and Applied Sciences

Author(s):
Gina Bishara (Undergraduate)

Faculty Mentor:
Ying Gao, School of Agriculture

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Caffeine Affects Alternative Splicing of the Nematode WNT Pathway Gene, APR-1

Caffeine Affects Alternative Splicing of the Nematode WNT Pathway Gene, APR-1

Department of Biology, College of Basic and Applied Sciences

Author(s):
Helana Yacoub (Undergraduate)
Rezhin Ahmad (Undergraduate)
zachary Grimes (PhD)

Faculty Mentor:
Rebecca Seipelt-Thiemann, Department of Biology

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Combined Model for Partially-Observable and Non-Observable Task Switching: Solving Hierarchical Reinforcement Learning Problems Statically and Dynamically with Transfer Learning

Combined Model for Partially-Observable and Non-Observable Task Switching: Solving Hierarchical Reinforcement Learning Problems Statically and Dynamically with Transfer Learning

Department of Computer Science, College of Basic and Applied Sciences

Author(s):
Nibraas Khan (Undergraduate)

Faculty Mentor:
Joshua Phillips, Department of Computer Science

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CookieBox- Fake News Classifier

CookieBox- Fake News Classifier

Department of Computer Science, College of Basic and Applied Sciences

Author(s):
Ruj Haan (Undergraduate)
George Boktor (Undergraduate)
Nibraas Khan (Undergraduate)

Faculty Mentor:
Sal Barbosa , Department of Computer Science

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Determining how disease-associated mutations affect the dynamics of mitochondrial recruitment and loss of the mitophagy regulator, Parkin

2nd Place Winner!

Determining how disease-associated mutations affect the dynamics of mitochondrial recruitment and loss of the mitophagy regulator, Parkin

Department of Biology, College of Basic and Applied Sciences

Author(s):
Gabriella S. Morin (Undergraduate)
Jiwoo E. Park (Undergraduate)
Wesley A. Riley (Masters)

Faculty Mentor:
David E. Nelson, Department of Biology

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Developing a Definition of Function Through Engaging with the Vending Machine Applet

Developing a Definition of Function Through Engaging with the Vending Machine Applet

Department of Mathematical Sciences, College of Basic and Applied Sciences

Author(s):
Magen Williams (Undergraduate)
Hannah Belcher (Undergraduate)
Emma Bowmer (Undergraduate)

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Jennifer Lovett, Department of Mathematical Sciences

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Developing Procedures for Capturing Video and Audio of Small Group Interactions in Large Classroom Data Collection

Developing Procedures for Capturing Video and Audio of Small Group Interactions in Large Classroom Data Collection

Department of Womack Educational Leadership, College of Basic and Applied Sciences

Author(s):
Hellen S Valencia Lemos (Undergraduate)

Faculty Mentor:
Ryan Seth Jones, Department of Womack Educational Leadership

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Development of a Two-Week Discovery-Based Technique Lab  for Undergraduate Organic Chemistry

Development of a Two-Week Discovery-Based Technique Lab for Undergraduate Organic Chemistry

Department of Chemistry, College of Basic and Applied Sciences

Author(s):
Johnathan D. Chisam (Undergraduate)

Faculty Mentor:
Norma Dunlap, Department of Chemistry

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Disordered Electron Systems: A Local Quantum Cluster Approach

Disordered Electron Systems: A Local Quantum Cluster Approach

Department of Physics and Astronomy, College of Basic and Applied Sciences

Author(s):
Aric Moilanen (Undergraduate)

Faculty Mentor:
Hanna Terletska, Department of Physics and Astronomy

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Dynamically Learning and Performing Multiple Non-Observable Tasks with a Neural Network

Dynamically Learning and Performing Multiple Non-Observable Tasks with a Neural Network

Department of Computer Science, College of Basic and Applied Sciences

Author(s):
Lucas Remedios (Undergraduate)

Faculty Mentor:
Joshua L. Phillips , Department of Computer Science

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Effect of polarization change in a laser trap for single ionization of human red blood cells (RBCs)

Effect of polarization change in a laser trap for single ionization of human red blood cells (RBCs)

Department of Physics and Astronomy, College of Basic and Applied Sciences

Author(s):
Jasmin Laurel (Undergraduate)

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Daniel Erenso, Department of Physics and Astronomy

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Effect of switch trimming on fly avoidance behaviors, udder cleanliness, and milk quality in lactating Holstein and Jersey dairy cows​

Effect of switch trimming on fly avoidance behaviors, udder cleanliness, and milk quality in lactating Holstein and Jersey dairy cows​

School of Agriculture, College of Basic and Applied Sciences

Author(s):
Dillon Arnold (Undergraduate)

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Maegan Hollis , School of Agriculture

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Effect of Tea Brewing Temperature and Tea Concentration on the Yeast Profile of Kombucha

Effect of Tea Brewing Temperature and Tea Concentration on the Yeast Profile of Kombucha

School of Agriculture, College of Basic and Applied Sciences

Author(s):
Kayley Stallings (Undergraduate)

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Keely O'Brien, School of Agriculture

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Effects of Caffeine on the Stress-Regulated Gene, HSF-1, in Caenorhabditis elegans

1st Place Winner!

Effects of Caffeine on the Stress-Regulated Gene, HSF-1, in Caenorhabditis elegans

Department of Biology, College of Basic and Applied Sciences

Author(s):
Neroosh Mossa (Undergraduate)

Faculty Mentor:
Rebecca Seipelt-Thiemann, Department of Biology

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Effects of Cold Stress on Alternative Splicing of a Gene Implicated in Nematode Longevity, EGL-9

Effects of Cold Stress on Alternative Splicing of a Gene Implicated in Nematode Longevity, EGL-9

Department of Biology, College of Basic and Applied Sciences

Author(s):
Marina Elkommos-Zakhary (Undergraduate)

Faculty Mentor:
Rebecca Seipelt-Thiemann, Ashlin Powell Harris, Department of Biology

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Effects of Green Tea on Expression of DAF-16 Gene in Caenorhabditis elegans

Effects of Green Tea on Expression of DAF-16 Gene in Caenorhabditis elegans

Department of Biology, College of Basic and Applied Sciences

Author(s):
Aisha A Nour (Undergraduate)

Faculty Mentor:
Cole Easson, Department of Biology

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Evaluation of breed, milk production, and udder characteristics on somatic cell count and udder pathogens in lactating Holstein and Jersey cows

Evaluation of breed, milk production, and udder characteristics on somatic cell count and udder pathogens in lactating Holstein and Jersey cows

School of Agriculture, College of Basic and Applied Sciences

Author(s):
Britney Brown (Undergraduate)

Faculty Mentor:
Jessica Carter, School of Agriculture

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Evidence-based Annotation Revision to Genes Involved in the Virulence Factor Melanin Production in Fungal Pathogen, Cryptococcus neoformans

Evidence-based Annotation Revision to Genes Involved in the Virulence Factor Melanin Production in Fungal Pathogen, Cryptococcus neoformans

Department of Biology, College of Basic and Applied Sciences

Author(s):
Alaa Mohammed (Undergraduate)

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Seipelt-Thiemann, Department of Biology

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Evidence-Based Genome Annotation for Degradative Enzymes in fungal pathogen, Cryptococcus neoformans

Evidence-Based Genome Annotation for Degradative Enzymes in fungal pathogen, Cryptococcus neoformans

Department of Biology, College of Basic and Applied Sciences

Author(s):
Daviesha Carter (Undergraduate)

Faculty Mentor:
Rebecca Seipelt-Thiemann, Department of Biology

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Examining morphological and genetic diversity of freshwater sponges in Tennessee

Examining morphological and genetic diversity of freshwater sponges in Tennessee

Department of Biology, College of Basic and Applied Sciences

Author(s):
Damon Stinson (Undergraduate)
Micah Chapman (Undergraduate)

Faculty Mentor:
Cole G. Easson , Department of Biology

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Examining the Effect of Intracellular C. neoformans on the Transcriptome of Classically and Alternatively Activated Macrophages

Examining the Effect of Intracellular C. neoformans on the Transcriptome of Classically and Alternatively Activated Macrophages

Department of Biology, College of Basic and Applied Sciences

Author(s):
Prianca Griggs (Undergraduate)
Aarthi Subramani (PhD)

Faculty Mentor:
David Nelson, Department of Biology

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Exploration of Aza-aurone, Thioaurone, and Triazole Systems for Fluorescence in Bio-Imaging

Exploration of Aza-aurone, Thioaurone, and Triazole Systems for Fluorescence in Bio-Imaging

Department of Chemistry, College of Basic and Applied Sciences

Author(s):
Koda Hengstenberg (Undergraduate)

Faculty Mentor:
Scott Handy, Department of Chemistry

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Exploration of Possible Alternative Splicing in the Caenorhabditis elegans Gene PMK-3 through Treatment with an Anti-Inflammatory

Exploration of Possible Alternative Splicing in the Caenorhabditis elegans Gene PMK-3 through Treatment with an Anti-Inflammatory

Department of Biology, College of Basic and Applied Sciences

Author(s):
Faith Rumpp (Undergraduate)

Faculty Mentor:
Rebecca Seipelt-Thiemann, Department of Biology

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Genetic improvement of Angus cows through genomic testing and performance data submission

Genetic improvement of Angus cows through genomic testing and performance data submission

School of Agriculture, College of Basic and Applied Sciences

Author(s):
Emily Richards (Undergraduate)

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Jessica Carter, School of Agriculture

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GEOCHEMICAL AND PETROGRAPHIC ATTRIBUTES OF LAVAS ERUPTED AT SMALL VOLCANIC CENTERS IN NORTHERN OREGON; IMPLICATIONS FOR MAGMA FORMATION WITHIN AN INTRAVOLCANIC ARC GRABEN

GEOCHEMICAL AND PETROGRAPHIC ATTRIBUTES OF LAVAS ERUPTED AT SMALL VOLCANIC CENTERS IN NORTHERN OREGON; IMPLICATIONS FOR MAGMA FORMATION WITHIN AN INTRAVOLCANIC ARC GRABEN

Department of Geosciences, College of Basic and Applied Sciences

Author(s):
Lily R. Medley (Undergraduate)
Brannon C. Cox (Undergraduate)

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Warner Cribb, Department of Geosciences

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Improving Gene Model Accuracy for Genes Involved in Capsule Formation of Fungal Pathogen Cryptococcus neoformans

Improving Gene Model Accuracy for Genes Involved in Capsule Formation of Fungal Pathogen Cryptococcus neoformans

Department of Biology, College of Basic and Applied Sciences

Author(s):
Chase Burton (Undergraduate)

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Rebecca Seipelt-Thiemann, Department of Biology

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In Situ Rumen Degradability of Late Season Kudzu (Pueraria montana var. lobata) in Ruminally Fistulated Steers (Bos taurus)

3rd Place Winner!

In Situ Rumen Degradability of Late Season Kudzu (Pueraria montana var. lobata) in Ruminally Fistulated Steers (Bos taurus)

School of Agriculture, College of Basic and Applied Sciences

Author(s):
John Adkins (Undergraduate)

Faculty Mentor:
Kevin Downs, School of Agriculture

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Investigating the Effects of Bacillus Endophytes on Plant Growth

Investigating the Effects of Bacillus Endophytes on Plant Growth

Department of Biology, College of Basic and Applied Sciences

Author(s):
Jewel Larkins (Undergraduate)

Faculty Mentor:
Stephen Wright, Department of Biology

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Investigating the Transcriptome-Level Response of Differentially-Polarized Macrophages to *Cryptococcus neoformans* Infection

Investigating the Transcriptome-Level Response of Differentially-Polarized Macrophages to *Cryptococcus neoformans* Infection

Department of Biology, College of Basic and Applied Sciences

Author(s):
Niah Frantzen (Undergraduate)

Faculty Mentor:
Rebecca Seipelt-Thiemann, Department of Biology

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Investigative Research on The Effects of Hydrogen Peroxide on Splicing Mechanisms

Investigative Research on The Effects of Hydrogen Peroxide on Splicing Mechanisms

Department of Biology, College of Basic and Applied Sciences

Author(s):
Daiche Fatima Issa (Undergraduate)

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Rebecca Seipelt-Theimann, Department of Biology

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Iron Catalyzed Carbon Nanotube-Alumina Nanocomposites with Enhanced Magnetic Properties

Iron Catalyzed Carbon Nanotube-Alumina Nanocomposites with Enhanced Magnetic Properties

Department of Physics and Astronomy, College of Basic and Applied Sciences

Author(s):
Steven Rhodes (Undergraduate)

Faculty Mentor:
Suman Neupane, Department of Physics and Astronomy

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Modeling Disorder in Materials: Anderson Localization

Modeling Disorder in Materials: Anderson Localization

Department of Physics and Astronomy, College of Basic and Applied Sciences

Author(s):
Jaron Hengstenberg (Undergraduate)

Faculty Mentor:
Hanna Terletska, Department of Physics and Astronomy

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MTSU BAJA

MTSU BAJA

Department of Engineering Technology, College of Basic and Applied Sciences

Author(s):
Brandon Stahl (Undergraduate)
Kris Schwiebert (Undergraduate)
Sam Fassnacht (Masters)

Faculty Mentor:
Saeed Foroudastan, Department of Engineering Technology

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NMR & X-RAY Correlations  WITH AROMATIC DONORS AND THIO(BARBITURIC) ACID ACCEPTORS

NMR & X-RAY Correlations WITH AROMATIC DONORS AND THIO(BARBITURIC) ACID ACCEPTORS

Department of Chemistry, College of Basic and Applied Sciences

Author(s):
Darshit Bipinbhai Patel (Undergraduate)
Gabriel T Gwirtsman (Undergraduate)

Faculty Mentor:
Andrienne Friedli, Department of Chemistry

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Novel Method for the Forensic Dye Analysis in Real Time Mass Spectrometry

Novel Method for the Forensic Dye Analysis in Real Time Mass Spectrometry

Department of Chemistry, College of Basic and Applied Sciences

Author(s):
Miquellie Bonner (Undergraduate)

Faculty Mentor:
Mengliang Zhang, Department of Chemistry

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Producing Pollen, Pollination, and Assessment of Seed Yields and Cannabinoid Levels in Industrual Hemp (Cannabis sativa)

Producing Pollen, Pollination, and Assessment of Seed Yields and Cannabinoid Levels in Industrual Hemp (Cannabis sativa)

Department of Biology, College of Basic and Applied Sciences

Author(s):
Savannah Lawwell (Undergraduate)

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. John DuBois, Department of Biology

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Quantifying Geometric Point Disorder in Geospatial Data with a Novel Algorithm

Quantifying Geometric Point Disorder in Geospatial Data with a Novel Algorithm

Department of Geosciences, College of Basic and Applied Sciences

Author(s):
Randall Jones (Undergraduate)

Faculty Mentor:
Henrique Momm, Department of Geosciences

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Rain Making

Rain Making

Department of Aerospace, College of Basic and Applied Sciences

Author(s):
Nakanya Rodruepid (Undergraduate)

Faculty Mentor:
Tyler Babb, Department of Aerospace

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Revision of genes in the nitrogen use efficiency pathway of Zea mays for agricultural sustainability

Revision of genes in the nitrogen use efficiency pathway of Zea mays for agricultural sustainability

Department of Biology, College of Basic and Applied Sciences

Author(s):
Rija Asim (Undergraduate)

Faculty Mentor:
Rebecca L. Seipelt-Thiemann, Department of Biology

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SLO-1 Gene Expression is Regulated by Ethanol Exposure in C. elegans

SLO-1 Gene Expression is Regulated by Ethanol Exposure in C. elegans

Department of Biology, College of Basic and Applied Sciences

Author(s):
Morgan Hill (Undergraduate)

Faculty Mentor:
Rebecca Seipelt-Thiemann, Department of Biology

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Structural and Morphological Properties of Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles Doped with Zinc

Structural and Morphological Properties of Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles Doped with Zinc

Department of Physics and Astronomy, College of Basic and Applied Sciences

Author(s):
Curtis Milligan (Undergraduate)
George Boktor (Undergraduate)

Faculty Mentor:
Suman Neupane, Department of Physics and Astronomy

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STRUCTURAL ANNOTATION OF CORN INFLORESCENCE GENE MADS-box 1

STRUCTURAL ANNOTATION OF CORN INFLORESCENCE GENE MADS-box 1

Department of Biology, College of Basic and Applied Sciences

Author(s):
Anna Yuhas (Undergraduate)

Faculty Mentor:
Rebecca L. Seipelt-Thiemann, Department of Biology

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Structural Genome Annotation using Transcriptome Data for Two Eukaryotic Species

Structural Genome Annotation using Transcriptome Data for Two Eukaryotic Species

Department of Biology, College of Basic and Applied Sciences

Author(s):
Madonna Ghobrial (Undergraduate)

Faculty Mentor:
Rebecca Seipelt-Thiemann, Department of Biology

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Structure, Morphology, and Magnetic Properties of Carbon Nanotube Alumina Nanocomposites

Structure, Morphology, and Magnetic Properties of Carbon Nanotube Alumina Nanocomposites

Department of Physics and Astronomy, College of Basic and Applied Sciences

Author(s):
Frank Zoladz (Undergraduate)

Faculty Mentor:
Suman Neupane, Department of Physics and Astronomy

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Students' Understandings of Rate of Change Through Engagement with Desmos' Function Carnival

Students' Understandings of Rate of Change Through Engagement with Desmos' Function Carnival

Department of Mathematical Sciences, College of Basic and Applied Sciences

Author(s):
Gracy R Lanier (Undergraduate)
Ciera K Dobbins (Undergraduate)

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Jennifer N Lovett, Department of Mathematical Sciences

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SURFACE CHEMISTRY OF QUANTUM DOTS

SURFACE CHEMISTRY OF QUANTUM DOTS

Department of Chemistry, College of Basic and Applied Sciences

Author(s):
Marina Elkommos-Zakhary (Undergraduate)

Faculty Mentor:
P. Gregory Van Patten, Department of Chemistry

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Survey of Mosquito Habitats for Mosquito Predatory Ciliate Lambornella for Potential Biological Control

Survey of Mosquito Habitats for Mosquito Predatory Ciliate Lambornella for Potential Biological Control

Department of Biology, College of Basic and Applied Sciences

Author(s):
Radina Porashka (Undergraduate)
Mary Parsley (Undergraduate)
Sauleen Shamdeen (Undergraduate)
Nathan Smith (Undergraduate)
Emerniece Cooper (Undergraduate)

Faculty Mentor:
Anthony Farone, Department of Biology

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The Distribution of Population Based Predictors of Foodborne Illness Incidence by County in Tennessee, 2015-2017

The Distribution of Population Based Predictors of Foodborne Illness Incidence by County in Tennessee, 2015-2017

Department of Biology, College of Basic and Applied Sciences

Author(s):
Marissa Turner (Undergraduate)

Faculty Mentor:
Kahler Stone, Department of Health and Human Performance

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The Effect of an Acute Nicotine Exposure on ACR-16 Gene of C. elegans.

The Effect of an Acute Nicotine Exposure on ACR-16 Gene of C. elegans.

Department of Biology, College of Basic and Applied Sciences

Author(s):
Sarah Soliman (Undergraduate)

Faculty Mentor:
Rebecca Seipelt, Department of Biology

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The Impact of Community Resource Directory (CRD) on Social Determinants of Health (SDOH)

The Impact of Community Resource Directory (CRD) on Social Determinants of Health (SDOH)

Department of Mathematical Sciences, College of Basic and Applied Sciences

Author(s):
Zeyu Ren (Undergraduate)
Chuanlong Zhang (Masters)
Tingting Sun (Undergraduate)

Faculty Mentor:
Lu Xiong, Department of Mathematical Sciences

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Treatment with Endogenous Cannabinoid, Arachidonyl Ethanolamide, Alters Expression of Nematode Cannabinoid Receptor Gene NPR-19

Treatment with Endogenous Cannabinoid, Arachidonyl Ethanolamide, Alters Expression of Nematode Cannabinoid Receptor Gene NPR-19

Department of Biology, College of Basic and Applied Sciences

Author(s):
Mathysyn Fields (Undergraduate)

Faculty Mentor:
Rebecca Seipelt-Theimann, Department of Biology

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Using the automated machine learning to predict 30-day Hospital Readmission

Using the automated machine learning to predict 30-day Hospital Readmission

Department of Mathematical Sciences, College of Basic and Applied Sciences

Author(s):
Tingting Sun (Undergraduate)

Faculty Mentor:
Lu Xiong, Department of Mathematical Sciences

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UV-Exposure Induces Alternative Splicing of BRC-1 RNA in Nematodes

UV-Exposure Induces Alternative Splicing of BRC-1 RNA in Nematodes

Department of Biology, College of Basic and Applied Sciences

Author(s):
Deng Aguto (Undergraduate)
Omar Aly (Undergraduate)

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Rebecca L. Seipelt-Thiemann, Department of Biology

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Masters Poster Gallery

A Driving Error Detection System within a VR Driving Simulator for Individuals with ASD

A Driving Error Detection System within a VR Driving Simulator for Individuals with ASD

Department of Computer Science, College of Basic and Applied Sciences

Author(s):
Yousaf Abdul Khaliq (Masters)

Faculty Mentor:
Suk Jai Seo, Department of Computer Science

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A Systematic View of Japanese Culture

A Systematic View of Japanese Culture

Department of Engineering Technology, College of Basic and Applied Sciences

Author(s):
Christian Lawrence (Masters)

Faculty Mentor:
Misa Faezipour, Department of Engineering Technology

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Anaerobic Digestion of Municipal Solid Waste,  An Opportunity for Energy Recovery and Landfill Management

Anaerobic Digestion of Municipal Solid Waste, An Opportunity for Energy Recovery and Landfill Management

Department of Engineering Technology, College of Basic and Applied Sciences

Author(s):
Juan J. Garcia Mendez (Masters)

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Mina Mohebbi, Department of Engineering Technology

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Augmenting  Rumor Detection Feature Sets with  Source-Author Job Relevance

Augmenting Rumor Detection Feature Sets with Source-Author Job Relevance

Department of Computer Science, College of Basic and Applied Sciences

Author(s):
Alec Frey (Masters)

Faculty Mentor:
Sal Barbosa, Department of Computer Science

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Blockchains and Embedded Systems: Tracking the Flow of Assets on Low-Powered Hardware

Blockchains and Embedded Systems: Tracking the Flow of Assets on Low-Powered Hardware

Department of Computer Science, College of Basic and Applied Sciences

Author(s):
Isaac Geoffrey Callison (Masters)

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Suk Seo, Department of Computer Science

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CAN AN EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY DESIGN, DRIVEN BY ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, ASSIST TEACHERS AND ENHANCE THEIR PERFORMANCE?

CAN AN EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY DESIGN, DRIVEN BY ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, ASSIST TEACHERS AND ENHANCE THEIR PERFORMANCE?

Department of Computer Science, College of Basic and Applied Sciences

Author(s):
Edward DeMesa (Masters)

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Suk Seo, Department of Computer Science

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Cloud Computing: Ensuring Energy Efficiency by Considering The Performance of Communication Links

Cloud Computing: Ensuring Energy Efficiency by Considering The Performance of Communication Links

Department of Computer Science, College of Basic and Applied Sciences

Author(s):
Michael Scott Bull (Masters)

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Suk Seo, Department of Computer Science

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Comparison and Evaluation of C# Implemented Convolutional Neural Networks

3rd Place Winner!

Comparison and Evaluation of C# Implemented Convolutional Neural Networks

Department of Computer Science, College of Basic and Applied Sciences

Author(s):
James Scruggs (Masters)

Faculty Mentor:
Suk Seo, Department of Computer Science

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Double Q-learning and Deep Q-learning with a Working Memory Concept

Double Q-learning and Deep Q-learning with a Working Memory Concept

Department of Computer Science, College of Basic and Applied Sciences

Author(s):
David William Ludwig II (Masters)

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Joshua Phillips, Department of Computer Science

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Evaluating the Safety of Color Powders via Chromatographic, Spectroscopic, and Microscopic Analysis of Their Dye Constituents​

2nd Place Winner!

Evaluating the Safety of Color Powders via Chromatographic, Spectroscopic, and Microscopic Analysis of Their Dye Constituents​

Department of Chemistry, College of Basic and Applied Sciences

Author(s):
Daniela Taylor (Masters)
Lena Tran (Undergraduate)

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Ngee SIng Chong, Department of Chemistry

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Evaluation of Microwave and Ultrasonication Methods for Phytochemical Extraction of Terpenoid and Cannabinoid Compounds

Evaluation of Microwave and Ultrasonication Methods for Phytochemical Extraction of Terpenoid and Cannabinoid Compounds

Department of Chemistry, College of Basic and Applied Sciences

Author(s):
Nosakhare Igie (Masters)
Ngee Sing Chong (PhD)

Faculty Mentor:
Beng Guat Ooi, Department of Chemistry

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Exploring the Limits of Encoder-Decoder Networks with regard to Sorting Tasks

Exploring the Limits of Encoder-Decoder Networks with regard to Sorting Tasks

Department of Computer Science, College of Basic and Applied Sciences

Author(s):
Robert Walters (Masters)

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Joshua Phillips, Department of Computer Science

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Improving the K-means Algorithm through a Combination of Data Censoring and Initialization Methods

Improving the K-means Algorithm through a Combination of Data Censoring and Initialization Methods

Department of Computer Science, College of Basic and Applied Sciences

Author(s):
James Matthew Phillips (Masters)

Faculty Mentor:
Suk Seo, Department of Computer Science

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Microagent Convergence Testing using Stacked Holographic Reduced Representations

Microagent Convergence Testing using Stacked Holographic Reduced Representations

Department of Computer Science, College of Basic and Applied Sciences

Author(s):
Jackson Lee Goble (Masters)

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Joshua Phillips, Department of Computer Science

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Sentiment Analysis: Detection of stress in workplace using email data

Sentiment Analysis: Detection of stress in workplace using email data

Department of Computer Science, College of Basic and Applied Sciences

Author(s):
Adwin Singh (Masters)

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Sal Barbosa, Department of Computer Science

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Spark Plasma Sintering: A Novel Procedure for Developing Ceramic Scintillators

Spark Plasma Sintering: A Novel Procedure for Developing Ceramic Scintillators

Department of Engineering Technology, College of Basic and Applied Sciences

Author(s):
Lucas Hamilton (Masters)
Ahmeed Yinusa (Masters)

Faculty Mentor:
Emmanuel Rowe, Department of Engineering Technology

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The Role Of Systems Engineering In Healthcare

The Role Of Systems Engineering In Healthcare

Department of Engineering Technology, College of Basic and Applied Sciences

Author(s):
Parisa Nasrzadeh (Masters)

Faculty Mentor:
Misa Faezipour, Department of Engineering Technology

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College of Behavioral and Health Sciences

Undergraduate Poster Gallery

Assessing the Relationships Between English Linguistic Frequency and the Mismatch Negativity Response

Assessing the Relationships Between English Linguistic Frequency and the Mismatch Negativity Response

Department of Psychology, College of Behavioral and Health Sciences

Author(s):
Kaitlyn Berry (Undergraduate)

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Timothy Odegard, Department of Elementary and Special Education

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Body Forms: Augmented/Virtual Reality and AutoEthnography

Body Forms: Augmented/Virtual Reality and AutoEthnography

Department of Human Sciences, College of Behavioral and Health Sciences

Author(s):
Autumn Levina Trail (Undergraduate)

Faculty Mentor:
Rick Cottle & Mary Beth Asbury, Department of Human Sciences

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Correlation Between Mean Length of Utterances in Preschoolers and Different Maternal Education Backgrounds

Correlation Between Mean Length of Utterances in Preschoolers and Different Maternal Education Backgrounds

Department of Health and Human Performance, College of Behavioral and Health Sciences

Author(s):
Lillian Beck (Undergraduate)

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Kathryn Blankenship, Department of Health and Human Performance

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Eldercare Workforce Crisis, a Literature Review

Eldercare Workforce Crisis, a Literature Review

Department of Nursing, College of Behavioral and Health Sciences

Author(s):
Zachary Andrew Sanchez (Undergraduate)

Faculty Mentor:
Shelley Moore, Department of Nursing

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Factors Affecting Older Adults' Fruit and Vegetable Consumption

Factors Affecting Older Adults' Fruit and Vegetable Consumption

Department of Human Sciences, College of Behavioral and Health Sciences

Author(s):
Erin C Lancaster (Undergraduate)

Faculty Mentor:
Elizabeth A Smith, Department of Human Sciences

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Fixed and Growth Beliefs about Different Ability Domains among College Students

Fixed and Growth Beliefs about Different Ability Domains among College Students

Department of Psychology, College of Behavioral and Health Sciences

Author(s):
Autumn Martin (Undergraduate)

Faculty Mentor:
Tom Brinthaupt, Department of Psychology

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Gelatin and Vitamin C intervention in college football athletes: Retrospective case studies.

Gelatin and Vitamin C intervention in college football athletes: Retrospective case studies.

Department of Human Sciences, College of Behavioral and Health Sciences

Author(s):
Emma Nelson (Undergraduate)

Faculty Mentor:
Tiffany Harrison MS, RD, CSSD, LDN, Department of Human Sciences

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If the Model Fits: A Factor Analysis of the Five Facet Mindfulness Questionnaire

If the Model Fits: A Factor Analysis of the Five Facet Mindfulness Questionnaire

Department of Psychology, College of Behavioral and Health Sciences

Author(s):
Robyn Sessler (Undergraduate)

Faculty Mentor:
Cameron Gordon, Department of Psychology

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Impacts of Experimental and Linguistic Frequency: A P300 Analysis of Grapheme-Phoneme Correspondence

Impacts of Experimental and Linguistic Frequency: A P300 Analysis of Grapheme-Phoneme Correspondence

Department of Psychology, College of Behavioral and Health Sciences

Author(s):
Robyn Sessler (Undergraduate)
Kaitlyn Berry (Undergraduate)
Kellie Payne (Undergraduate)
Sarah Pope (Undergraduate)

Faculty Mentor:
Tim Odegard, Department of Psychology

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Measures of General Anxiety and Task Specific Anxiety in Relation to Resiliency

Measures of General Anxiety and Task Specific Anxiety in Relation to Resiliency

Department of Psychology, College of Behavioral and Health Sciences

Author(s):
Ashley Nichole Hewitt (Undergraduate)

Faculty Mentor:
Stuart Bernstein , Department of Psychology

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Mental Health Within a Community That Has Experienced an Anthropogenic Disaster

Mental Health Within a Community That Has Experienced an Anthropogenic Disaster

Department of Health and Human Performance, College of Behavioral and Health Sciences

Author(s):
Gabrielle Chesak (Undergraduate)
Nickie Detomasi (PhD)

Faculty Mentor:
Kahler Stone, Department of Health and Human Performance

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Morphological Awareness Across RTI Tiers –  Deficit or Strength?

Morphological Awareness Across RTI Tiers – Deficit or Strength?

Department of Psychology, College of Behavioral and Health Sciences

Author(s):
Garrett Baber (Undergraduate)

Faculty Mentor:
Stuart E. Bernstein, Department of Psychology

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Preparing and Evaluating a Commodity Food Recipe in the Elementary School Setting

Preparing and Evaluating a Commodity Food Recipe in the Elementary School Setting

Department of Human Sciences, College of Behavioral and Health Sciences

Author(s):
Aleen Alnimri (Undergraduate)
Michaela Mizell (Undergraduate)
Mark Boron (Undergraduate)

Faculty Mentor:
Lisa Sheehan-Smith, Department of Human Sciences

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Print and Online Medical Information Resource Efficacy in the Senior Population.

Print and Online Medical Information Resource Efficacy in the Senior Population.

Department of Psychology, College of Behavioral and Health Sciences

Author(s):
Jordan Yancey (Undergraduate)

Faculty Mentor:
Stuart Bernstein, Department of Psychology

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Private Security: Ethical Codes and Considerations Behind the Industry

Private Security: Ethical Codes and Considerations Behind the Industry

Department of Criminal Justice Administration, College of Behavioral and Health Sciences

Author(s):
Johnna D. Isenberg (Undergraduate)

Faculty Mentor:
Paul Fantuzzi, Department of Criminal Justice Administration

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The Effects an Anthropogenic Disaster Has on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

The Effects an Anthropogenic Disaster Has on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Department of Health and Human Performance, College of Behavioral and Health Sciences

Author(s):
Naiya V Drayton (Undergraduate)
Nickie Detomasi (PhD)

Faculty Mentor:
Bethany Wrye, Department of Health and Human Performance

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The Effects of Anonymity in Classroom Discussions

The Effects of Anonymity in Classroom Discussions

Department of Psychology, College of Behavioral and Health Sciences

Author(s):
Brooke Busbee (Undergraduate)

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Ryan Korstange, Department of English

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The Effects of Music on Memory in Alzheimer's Patients

The Effects of Music on Memory in Alzheimer's Patients

Department of Psychology, College of Behavioral and Health Sciences

Author(s):
Mattigan Jordan (Undergraduate)

Faculty Mentor:
James Houston, Department of Psychology

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The Recognition of Racial Prejudice and Suppression in the Minds of Young Adults

The Recognition of Racial Prejudice and Suppression in the Minds of Young Adults

Department of Psychology, College of Behavioral and Health Sciences

Author(s):
Morgan Cramer (Undergraduate)

Faculty Mentor:
Glenn Littlepage, Department of Psychology

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The Relationship Between Alcohol Use and Risky Sexual Behavior Among High School Students in the U.S.

The Relationship Between Alcohol Use and Risky Sexual Behavior Among High School Students in the U.S.

Department of Health and Human Performance, College of Behavioral and Health Sciences

Author(s):
Gabrielle Chesak (Undergraduate)
Cedeidra Ammons (Undergraduate)

Faculty Mentor:
Andrew Owusu, Department of Health and Human Performance

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The Relationships Among Emotional Regulation, Conflict Management Style, and Language Ability

The Relationships Among Emotional Regulation, Conflict Management Style, and Language Ability

Department of Psychology, College of Behavioral and Health Sciences

Author(s):
Kristen Huddleston (Undergraduate)

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Cyrille Magne, Department of Psychology

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Masters Poster Gallery

The Impact Cognitive and Environmental Factors have on Children's Reading Resilience

The Impact Cognitive and Environmental Factors have on Children's Reading Resilience

Department of Psychology, College of Behavioral and Health Sciences

Author(s):
Hannah Johnson (Masters)

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Timothy Odegard, Interdisciplinary Programs

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PhD Poster Gallery

Examining the Relationship between Food Insecurity and Obesity in the United States Using a Nationally Representative Sample

Examining the Relationship between Food Insecurity and Obesity in the United States Using a Nationally Representative Sample

Department of Health and Human Performance, College of Behavioral and Health Sciences

Author(s):
Nickie Detomasi (PhD)

Faculty Mentor:
Angela Bowman , Department of Health and Human Performance

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College of Education

PhD Poster Gallery

LANGUAGE SKILL ACQUISITION, A BUFFER FOR SCIENCE LEARNING/DIFFICULTIES IN NIGERIA

LANGUAGE SKILL ACQUISITION, A BUFFER FOR SCIENCE LEARNING/DIFFICULTIES IN NIGERIA

University Studies, College of Education

Author(s):
Ifeoluwa Ayokunmi Popoola (PhD)

Faculty Mentor:
Mohammed Albakry , Department of English

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Making Language Accessible to ALL Readers in Grades 4-6

Making Language Accessible to ALL Readers in Grades 4-6

Interdisciplinary Programs, College of Education

Author(s):
Pamela Shewalter (PhD)

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Mohammed A. Albakry, Department of English

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Psychometric Validation of the College Equipped Readiness Test (CERT)

Psychometric Validation of the College Equipped Readiness Test (CERT)

Department of Psychology, College of Education

Author(s):
Gene Cowart (PhD)

Faculty Mentor:
Jwa Kim, Department of Psychology

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The Effect of Science Interactive Read Aloud on Reading, Writing, and Vocabulary Outcomes in First Grade Students

The Effect of Science Interactive Read Aloud on Reading, Writing, and Vocabulary Outcomes in First Grade Students

Department of Elementary and Special Education, College of Education

Author(s):
Nicole Crouch (PhD)

Faculty Mentor:
Eric Oslund, Department of Elementary and Special Education

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The Relationship Between Starting-Point and Rate of Changes in Reading and Mathematics

1st Place Winner!

The Relationship Between Starting-Point and Rate of Changes in Reading and Mathematics

Department of Elementary and Special Education, College of Education

Author(s):
Bingshi Zhang (PhD)
Jwa K. Kim (PhD)

Faculty Mentor:
Jwa K. Kim, Department of Psychology

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College of Liberal Arts

Masters Poster Gallery

“How’s de devil? An’ what’s His latest trick?”: The African American folk tradition in the Poetry of Sterling Brown

“How’s de devil? An’ what’s His latest trick?”: The African American folk tradition in the Poetry of Sterling Brown

Department of English, College of Liberal Arts

Author(s):
Brandon Black (Masters)

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Laura Dubek, Department of English

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It doesn't have to be so serious: The New Post-Soul Humor of Samantha Irby

It doesn't have to be so serious: The New Post-Soul Humor of Samantha Irby

Department of English, College of Liberal Arts

Author(s):
Christy Lynch (Masters)

Faculty Mentor:
Laura Dubek, Department of English

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Magical Realism in Jesmyn Ward's Sing, Unburied, Sing

Magical Realism in Jesmyn Ward's Sing, Unburied, Sing

Department of English, College of Liberal Arts

Author(s):
Lois Bennett (Masters)

Faculty Mentor:
Laura Dubek, Department of English

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Pillaged Skulls and Looted Gear U.S. Trophy Hunting during the Second World War

2nd Place Winner!

Pillaged Skulls and Looted Gear U.S. Trophy Hunting during the Second World War

Department of History, College of Liberal Arts

Author(s):
Lawrence Dahl (Masters)

Faculty Mentor:
Lisa Pruitt, Department of History

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Rural Realities: Tennessee Rural Women’s Concerns and Involvements During the Suffrage Era

1st Place Winner!

Rural Realities: Tennessee Rural Women’s Concerns and Involvements During the Suffrage Era

Department of History, College of Liberal Arts

Author(s):
Aubrie McDaniel (Masters)

Faculty Mentor:
Lisa Pruitt, Department of History

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The Rhetoric of Sound: Listening to Frederick Douglass’s 1845 Narrative

3rd Place Winner!

The Rhetoric of Sound: Listening to Frederick Douglass’s 1845 Narrative

Department of English, College of Liberal Arts

Author(s):
Gloria Brooke Massey (Masters)

Faculty Mentor:
Laura Dubek, Department of English

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Undergraduate Poster Gallery

Dental Enamel Hypoplasia at Black Cat Cave, Site 40RD299

1st Place Winner!

Dental Enamel Hypoplasia at Black Cat Cave, Site 40RD299

Department of Sociology and Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts

Author(s):
Holly Aslinger (Undergraduate)

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Shannon Chappell Hodge, Department of Sociology and Anthropology

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How to Survive Adulthood with a Critical Fail

How to Survive Adulthood with a Critical Fail

Department of Theatre and Dance, College of Liberal Arts

Author(s):
Laura Pickard (Undergraduate)

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Claudia Barnett, Department of English

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Non-Christian and Immigrant Christian Communities and the Programs Available to their Youth in Middle Tennessee

2nd Place Winner!

Non-Christian and Immigrant Christian Communities and the Programs Available to their Youth in Middle Tennessee

Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, College of Liberal Arts

Author(s):
Mark D. Blackmon (Undergraduate)

Faculty Mentor:
Rebekka King, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies

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Population Growth Rate Variation Among Fifty States

Population Growth Rate Variation Among Fifty States

Department of Political Science and International Relations, College of Liberal Arts

Author(s):
Priya Patel (Undergraduate)

Faculty Mentor:
David Carleton, Department of Political Science and International Relations

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Practice, Drill, Perform: The Creation of a Play about Competition

Practice, Drill, Perform: The Creation of a Play about Competition

Department of English, College of Liberal Arts

Author(s):
Steph Bottum (Undergraduate)

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Claudia Barnett, Department of English

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Satanism as an Active Purposeful Other

Satanism as an Active Purposeful Other

Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, College of Liberal Arts

Author(s):
Timothy Eugene Bodey Jr. (Undergraduate)

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Jenna Gray-Hildenbrand, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies

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The Rhetoric of Fortune's Speech to Daniel

The Rhetoric of Fortune's Speech to Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger In the Film "Rudy"

Department of Communication Studies, College of Liberal Arts

Author(s):
Carlee C. Cowan (Undergraduate)

Faculty Mentor:
Patrick G. Richey, Department of Communication Studies

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PhD Poster Gallery

How is the truth to be said?: Reproduction and Representation in Gwendolyn Brooks’ “the mother”

How is the truth to be said?: Reproduction and Representation in Gwendolyn Brooks’ “the mother”

Department of English, College of Liberal Arts

Author(s):
Theresa McWilliams-Wessels (PhD)

Faculty Mentor:
Laura Dubek, Department of English

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Me Too? Erasure of Sexual Assault in Slave Narratives

Me Too? Erasure of Sexual Assault in Slave Narratives

Department of English, College of Liberal Arts

Author(s):
Laney Jolley Smith (PhD)

Faculty Mentor:
Laura Dubek, Department of English

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The partition of India 1947: myth or reality

The partition of India 1947: myth or reality

Department of History, College of Liberal Arts

Author(s):
Md Pervejur Rahaman (PhD)

Faculty Mentor:
Mark Doyle, Department of History

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College of Media and Entertainment

Masters Poster Gallery

An Exploration of Recording Techniques Through the study of Big Band

An Exploration of Recording Techniques Through the study of Big Band

Department of Recording Industry, College of Media and Entertainment

Author(s):
Andrew Fiddler (Masters)

Faculty Mentor:
Dan Pfeifer, Department of Recording Industry

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An Overview of Audio Production Tools and Techniques for Modern Game Design

An Overview of Audio Production Tools and Techniques for Modern Game Design

Department of Recording Industry, College of Media and Entertainment

Author(s):
John Alderson (Masters)

Faculty Mentor:
John Merchant, Department of Recording Industry

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From Parts to Performance: The Design, Construction, Evaluation, and Operation of a Ribbon Microphone

From Parts to Performance: The Design, Construction, Evaluation, and Operation of a Ribbon Microphone

Department of Recording Industry, College of Media and Entertainment

Author(s):
Peter Tissot (Masters)

Faculty Mentor:
Michael Fleming, Department of Recording Industry

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In Their Own Right: A Musical Production that Explores and Highlights the Depth of Female Songwriters in Nashville

In Their Own Right: A Musical Production that Explores and Highlights the Depth of Female Songwriters in Nashville

Department of Recording Industry, College of Media and Entertainment

Author(s):
Phoebe H Seston (Masters)

Faculty Mentor:
Misty Jones, Department of Recording Industry

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Survival Horror Sound Design

Survival Horror Sound Design

Department of Recording Industry, College of Media and Entertainment

Author(s):
Brayden Mathews (Masters)

Faculty Mentor:
John Merchant, Department of Recording Industry

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Undergraduate Poster Gallery

USS Indianapolis and Capt. Charles McVay

USS Indianapolis and Capt. Charles McVay

Department of English, College of Media and Entertainment

Author(s):
Mackenna O'Sullivan (Undergraduate)

Faculty Mentor:
Toni Thibodeaux, Department of English

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Honors College

Undergraduate Poster Gallery

Improving Accuracy for Genes Involved in Phosphorus Use Efficiency in Corn

Improving Accuracy for Genes Involved in Phosphorus Use Efficiency in Corn

Department of Biology, Honors College

Author(s):
Anika Chowdhury (Undergraduate)
Marzea Akter (Undergraduate)

Faculty Mentor:
Rebecca Seipelt, Department of Biology

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Speak Now!: A Look at Diversity at MTSU

3rd Place Winner!

Speak Now!: A Look at Diversity at MTSU

Department of English, Honors College

Author(s):
Beatriz Marie R. Dedicatoria (Undergraduate)

Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Poushali Bhadury, Department of English

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University College

Masters Poster Gallery

An optimal tri-objective workflow scheduling for Heterogeneous Cloud Environment

An optimal tri-objective workflow scheduling for Heterogeneous Cloud Environment

Department of Computer Science, University College

Author(s):
Sneha Gurram (Masters)

Faculty Mentor:
Yi Gu, Department of Computer Science

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Comparative Study of Distinguishing Sets in Graphs

1st Place Winner!

Comparative Study of Distinguishing Sets in Graphs

Department of Computer Science, University College

Author(s):
Karuna Gujar (Masters)

Faculty Mentor:
Suk Seo, Department of Computer Science

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Machine learning algorithm for the financial time series data forecasting

Machine learning algorithm for the financial time series data forecasting

Department of Mathematical Sciences, University College

Author(s):
Lin Feng (Masters)
Harold A. Lay, Jr (PhD)
Ziren Chen (Masters)

Faculty Mentor:
Abdul Khaliq, Department of Mathematical Sciences

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Relationship between S&P 500 Stock Index and the U.S. Economy

Relationship between S&P 500 Stock Index and the U.S. Economy

Department of Mathematical Sciences, University College

Author(s):
Ziren Chen (Masters)
Lin Feng (Masters)

Faculty Mentor:
Qiang Wu, Department of Mathematical Sciences

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