Thursday, October 30, ACU undergraduate researchers and their mentors got together to celebrate research done by ACU students in the past year. Dr. Jennifer Shewmaker and Nigel Gwini talked about the importance they saw in undergraduate research.
Undergraduate Researcher of the Year Finalists and Winners were announced in two categories: STEM and Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.
The finalists in STEM were Christopher Campbell (Engineering and Physics), Tina Johnson (Biology) and Aric Tate (Engineering and Physics). Tina Johnson was named 2014 STEM Undergraduate Researcher of the Year.
The finalists in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences were Tara Lowe (Teacher Education), Kaitlin Pegoda (Social Work and Communications & Sociology), and Levi Ritchie (Psychology and Management Sciences. Tara Lowe was named the 2014 Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Undergraduate Researcher of the Year.
The mentors for these students in order as listed above were Dr. Darby Hewitt, Dr. Joshua Brokaw, Dr. Rusty Towell, Dr. Andrew Huddleston, Drs. Stephen Baldridge and Lauren Lemley, and Dr. Ryan Jessup.
Pictures from the Dinner