2018 Research Festival


Our 2018 Undergraduate Research Festival gave us another amazing conference of talented students. This year, about thirty-three faculty and staff participated, and over one hundred students presented. We were so glad to be host to some of our presenters who joined us from Hardin-Simmons University and McMurry University.

Congratulations to our 2018 winners!!

Outstanding Poster Presentations in Social Sciences

  • Cassie Dennis and Hailey Roberts – Sexual Attitudes of College Students
  • Abbey Green – Factors associated with emergency shelter stay for the homeless

Outstanding Poster Presentations in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

  • Claire Shudde – The Impact of Liposomes on the Functionality of Dendritic Cells
  • Kylie Wilson – X-Ray Crystal Structures of New Osmium Dimers

Outstanding Oral Presentations in Arts & Humanities

  • Nathan Jowers – Eighteen Hundred Years Before His Time: Origen and Conjectural Emendation
  • Jacqueline DeMuynck – The Feed that Feeds: A Rhetorical Analysis of @NourishAndEat’s Body Positive Instagram Campaign and Its Effect on Self-Image
  • Samantha Young – The Philosophical Complications of FGM in Somalia

Outstanding Oral Presentations in Social Sciences

  • Rachael Shudde – Replicating Ariely: Are We All Cheaters?
  • Valerie Kocsis – The Language of the Land: A Review of Selected Literature on Geolinguistics
  • Grace-Kelly Muvunyi – Where is the Good Food!  Understanding the Perception of East African Immigrants Regarding Dietary Acculturation, and its Health Effects Since Arrival in the United States   

Outstanding Oral Presentations in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

  • Diego Zometa – The First Dodecanuclear Osmium Octahedron
  • Julia Taylor – Friedel-Crafts Goes Green
  • Cecily Towell – Design and Construction of an Interaction Rate Monitor for Fermilab E1039