Winning Papers in Science and Technology:

  • Outstanding: Daniel Jumper, Major: Engineering Physics. “Using Phonon Imaging to Measure CaWO4 Elastic Constants,” Mentor: Dr. Tim Head
  • Distinguished: Michelle Tonkin, Major: Biochemistry. “Going Green with Microwaves,” Mentor: Dr. Greg Powell
  • Commended: Marcus Mace, Major: Mathematics. “Factorials and Squares,” Mentor: Dr. Alexander Karabegov


Winning Papers in Social Sciences, Humanities, Arts:

  • Outstanding: Kelline Linton, major: Journalism. “Newspaper Coverage of Texas Supreme Court Cases,” Mentor: Dr. Kenneth Pybus
  • Distinguished: Bethany McLemore, major: Music. “Impression: Revolution,” Mentor: Dr. Gregory Straughn
  • Commended: Madison Saniuk, major: Political Science. “Chavez, Uribe, and The Prince: ‘Machiavellian’ Politics in Contemporary Latin America,” Mentor: Dr. Mel Hailey


Winning Poster Presentations in Science and Technology:

  • Outstanding: Kendra Gregory, major: Environmental Science. “The Growth Potential of Tropical Forage Legumes Grown in a Semi-Arid Region of Honduras,” Mentor: Dr. Florah Mhlanga
  • Distinguished: Katie Kirkpatrick, major: Animal Science. “Effect of RADEX on the Utilization of Poor Quality Roughages by Small Ruminants,” Mentor: Dr. Florah Mhlanga
  • Commended: Dillon Thomas, major: Physics. “Quality Control for the RPC Upgrade for PHENIX,” Mentor: Dr. Rusty Towell


Winning Poster Presentations in Social Sciences, Humanities, Arts:

  • Outstanding: Anna Peters, major: Ministry to Children and Families. “Spiritual Well Being in the Classroom: The Impact of Spoken Word on College Students as a Forming Pedagogy,” Mentors: Dr. Jason Morris and Dr. David Wray
  • Distinguished: Rachel Cartwright, Alyssia Ambrose, Donae Raymundo, majors in Interdisciplinary Studies: Early Childhood through 4th Grade. “Teacher as Reflective Participant,” Mentor: Dr. Sheila Delony
  • Commended: Phillip Page, Cici Davis, majors in School Psychology. “An Exploration of the Different Patterns Displayed in Children Who Exhibit Learned Helplessness Versus Children Who Are Effortful,” Mentor: Dr. Jennifer Shewmaker


The Springboard R&D Prize for research with potential for commercial development:

  • Rich Tanner, Jacob Poulette, majors in Information Technology; Chris Booher, Robert Butts, Anthony Malloy, majors in Computer Science. “Recreating Solomon’s Temple,” Mentor: Dr. Brian Burton