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Student Opportunities Center

Posted by on Aug 30, 2016 in Announcement, Faculty Mentor, Feature, Journal Articles, Student Researcher, Summer Research Opportunities | Comments Off on Student Opportunities Center

ACU undergraduate researchers and mentors have access to the Student Opportunities Center (S.O.C.).

The S.O.C. is a platform which connects students to over 10,000 student conferences, journals, new and prestigious experiential learning opportunities (scholarship, fellowship, community/civic engagement), and undergraduate research opportunities.

Sign-up for the Student Opportunities Center by going to and creating an account with your ACU email address.

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Recent ACU Undergraduate Publications

Posted by on Nov 12, 2015 in Announcement, Journal Articles, Social Sciences, STEM, Student Researcher | Comments Off on Recent ACU Undergraduate Publications

“Assessment for the Masses: A Historical Critique of High-Stakes Testing in Reading” – Elizabeth Rockwell (With lead author, Dr. Andrew Huddleston) Texas Journal of Literacy Education (Summer 2015)

“Di- and tetraosmium carbonyl complexes with dicarboxylato ligands serving as intramolecular rings and intermolecular bridges” A. G. Fikes, N. Gwini, S. H. Yoon, V. N. Nesterov, and G. L. Powell, Journal of Organometallic Chemistry.

“Blogging Ferguson in Black and White” The Journal of New Media and Culture. Doug Mendenhall and 47 undergraduate that were enrolled in Media Issues, the introductory course within the ACU Department of Journalism and Mass Communication. The students were supervised by Jessica Clark.

Nine articles published with ACU undergraduates published by faculty and students from the Nuclear Physics Group in Physical Review C and D in the last year. Current and former undergraduates include A. T. Basye, K. Gainey,  K. R. Andrews, T. Jones, A. J. Miller, R. Pinson, D. Thomas, M. Towell, R. Towell, R. M. Wright, D. S. Jumper,  R. M. Wright, K. Gainey, N. A. Sparks, and J. P. Wood.

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Social Work Research Published in Conference Proceedings

Posted by on Dec 11, 2013 in Conferences, Journal Articles, Social Sciences, Student Researcher | 0 comments

Social work major Jennifer Carpenter’s paper “Factors Influencing College Attendance in Adopted Children” was selected to be published in the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) Proceedings, 2013. Jennifer’s mentor is Dr. Stephen Baldridge.

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ACU Undergraduate Research Published in the European Journal of Science and Theology

Posted by on Dec 9, 2013 in Journal Articles, STEM, Student Researcher | 0 comments

Blaine Smith (’13) and mentor Dr. Dan Brannan had their article “A Christian basis for environmentalism” published in the European Journal of Science and Theology 9(5): 167-178. Blaine is now a medical student at the University of Texas Houston Medical School.

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Undergraduate Researcher Ashley Truong published in International Journal of Education Research.

Posted by on Nov 20, 2013 in Journal Articles, Social Sciences, Student Researcher | 0 comments

Congratulations to undergraduate researcher Ashley Truong and her mentor Malcolm Coco, Jr. for their recently published article in the International Journal of Education Research Volume 8 Number 1, Fall 2013 issue. The article is entitled ” Student and Company Reactions to a University Internship Program:  Content Analysis.”

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