Research Symposium List
Students Present Research in Symposium
by Eddie Blick
Eleven Louisiana Tech students were honored Wednesday, April 27, for outstanding research efforts. Graduate and undergraduate students from the university's five colleges were recognized at a luncheon on the campus. Judges selected the winners' work as the best of 46 projects presented that day during poster sessions in the Student Center for the Fifth Annual Student Research Symposium.
Winners, their hometowns and their topics are listed below by colleges.
College of Administration and Business
Hua Wang (graduate), Ruston, "Diversification, Size, and Risk at Bank Holding Companies" College of Applied and Natural Sciences
David Bacorn (undergraduate), Leesville, "Sales Tracking System for Fabulous Fabrics"
Amber Doss (graduate), Shreveport, "Towards a Cell Culture Platform" College of Education
Michael J. Pennison (undergraduate), Bayou L'Ourse, "Identification of Genes Involved in the Encystment Pathway of Acanthamoeba Castellanii by Different Display Analysis"
Ninad Mahajan (graduate), Ruston, "Postural Control Studies in Humans" College of Engineering and Science
Sarah E. Goubert (undergraduate), Monroe, "How Children Can Compensate for Poor Reading Skills and Comprehend Well"
Bharat Madireddy (graduate), Ruston, and Subramanian Narayanan (graduate), Ruston, "A GEM Based Tracking System for the Qweak and Linear Collider Experiments" College of Liberal Arts
Arden Moore (undergraduate), Kildare, Texas; "Evaluation of the CHEM/Loci Finite Rate Chemistry Solver for Reacting Flows"
Dana Power (graduate), Alexandria, "Burnout and the Impact on the Speech-Language Pathologist-Client" College of Administration and Business
Melissa Walker (undergraduate), Baton Rouge, "Collegiate Publication Censorship: Will Hazelwood Infiltrate Campus Life?"
Jessica Robinson, Greenwood, "Specifications for an Order Fulfillment and Sales Promotion System at Champion Trophies" College of Applied and Natural Sciences
Stephany Puno, Katy, Texas; Nikki Carter, Bossier City; Adam Choate, Shreveport; Chris German, Ruston; and Justin Padilla, Hammond; "Developing an Informational Brochure for Community Trust Bank"
Fang Zhao, Ruston, "Double Liability Before the Great Depression"
John C. Iles, Dry Creek, "Comparison of Tree Volume Determined by Field Methods and by Growth Ring Measurements" College of Education
Margaret Sexton, Bastrop, "Expression and Purification of Recombitant Metacaspase Protein from Acanthamoeba Castellanii"
Joshua Wilhite, Epps, "The Use of Heart Rate Monitors on Exercising Horses at the Louisiana Tech Equine Center"
Margaret Roane, Monroe, "Acceptability of Baked Snack Chips Prepared Using Ground Flaxseed as a Flour Ingredient Substitute"
Ryan Lacey, New Boston, Texas, "Assessment of Metacaspase Gene Expression in Acanthamoeba Castellanii"
Nicole Armoney, Baton Rouge, "Shelter Experiences of Abuse"
Rebekah Larry, Downsville, "Snail Factors Governing Resistance to Schistosoma Mansoni"
Crystal Latimer, Jonesboro, "Histological Study of the Effect of Streptolysin O on the Process of Wound Healing"
Sarah Bezucha, Shreveport, "Microbial Diversity in Brine Contaminated Soils"
Doris A. Noland, Ruston, "How Teacher Beliefs and Practices Affect Student Motivation in the Middle School" College of Engineering and Science
Carolyn Grissom Smith, Rayville, "An Analysis of the Understanding of Learning Cycle Inquiry-Based Lessons and How They Affect Student Performance"
Constance Breaux Melder, Natchitoches, "Cooperative Learning"
Deidra Nell Irvin, Benton, "Positive Behavioral Supports for Students with Disabilities at an Alternative High School"
Theresa D. Hamilton, Natchitoches, "Schooling and Poverty"
Garrett R. Aguillard, Nederland, Texas; "An Analysis of the Effects of Blindness on Individuals Seeking Employment"
Christopher Stephen Baker, Ruston, "An Analysis of the Effects of Block Scheduling on Academic Achievement of America’s High School Students"
Kristin Ginn, Shreveport, "Economic Analysis of Dairy Biomass (DB) and Litter Biomass (LB) As Fuel for Power Plants" College of Liberal Arts
Matthew Vankerhove, Youngsville, "Electrokinetic Nanoparticle Treatment for Sound Suppression in Concrete"
Mathew Smith, Richmond, Texas; and Sean Mullins, Luling; "Balloon Physics"
Mary Caldorera, Independence; Byron Deorosan, Alexandria; Emily Hiers, Hot Springs, Ark.; Patrice Haley, Ruston; and Arden Moore, Kildare, Texas; "Self-Contained System for Observation of Chemically Stimulated Cell Cultures"
Qiushu Zhang, Ruston, "Polymer Light-Emitting Diodes Based on Poly[9,9-di-(2’-ethylhexyl)fluorenyl-2,7 –diyl]"
Min Wang, Ruston, "Fabrication and Characterization of Si)2 based Piezoresistive Microcantilevers and Microbridges for Biosensing"
Swapna Kondu, Ruston, "Ultrasensitive pH Microsensors Using Citoson-based Hydrogel"
Chandana Karnati, Ruston, "Multilayer Modification of Microcantilevers for the Detection of Organophosphorus Compounds"
Girish Suravajhula, Ruston, "Ab intitio study of the selective interation of calixarene-crown-6 with Alkali Metal Ions"
Sreepriya Velanki, Ruston, "Antibody Based Microcantilever Sensors for Cadmium Detection"
Mary Lynne O'Neal, Marshall, Texas; "Copyright Issues: Music and the Internet"
Kristyn Fontenot, Pineville, "Annual Student Art Show"
Jude Landry, Ruston, "Tsunami Relief"
John R. Powell, Ruston, "Graphic Design"
Geoff Sciacca, Birmingham, Ala., "Hindiko Alam"
Kimberly Hargett, Ruston, "The Effects of Computer-Assisted Therapy on Phonological Awareness in School-Age Children: Methods, Procedures, Results"
Jennifer Green, Magnolia, Ark., "RSV and the Potential Effects on Speech and Language Development"
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