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Awards are Announced in 12th Annual ‘[email protected]’ Research Symposium

April 28, 2022

04/28/2022

JONESBORO – Research and creative activity took center stage during the three days of the 12th annual [email protected] Symposium, a spring semester hallmark at Arkansas State University.

[email protected] showcases the faculty-mentored works of high-achieving students from across all the university’s colleges and disciplines. Approximately 190 presentations were on the schedule, including oral, poster, creative and sales pitches.  Almost 250 students, undergraduate and graduate-level, were involved. Prominent external stakeholders and alumni served as volunteer judges.

The program is a culmination of collaborative efforts by faculty mentors, chairs and deans of each of the colleges, working with Research and Technology Transfer along with University Advancement, KASU, ASU-TV, Marketing and Creative Services, Blackboard Support, the Student Research and Philanthropy Councils, and Assessment.

Stipends included with the various awards were: Dean’s Award = $250; InfoReady Award = $250; Dr. Emily Devereux Undergraduate Student Research and Creativity Award = $500; Research & Technology Transfer Graduate Student Research and Creativity Award = $500; Chancellor’s Undergraduate Award = $1,000; and Chancellor’s Graduate Award = $1,000.

Awards were presented as follows:

College of Nursing & Health Professions:

Dean’s Award for Undergraduate Oral Presentation:

Johnna Berryhill, Impact of Maternal Factors on Infant Mortality in Arkansas: Evidence from the Claims Database; Dr. Sudeepa Bhattacharyya, mentor

Dean’s Award for Undergraduate Poster Presentation:

Joshua Beardsley, The Importance of Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Detecting Brain Functionality and Disease; Jody Nutt, mentor

Dean’s Award for Graduate Poster Presentation:

Sherry Brown, Medication Reconciliation; Dr. Christopher Jordan, mentor


College of Sciences & Mathematics:

Dean’s Award for Undergraduate Oral Presentation:

Nathan May, Racial and Other Disparities in Substance Abuse Treatment Completion Success Among Pregnant Women; Dr. Sudeepa Bhattacharyya, mentor

Dean’s Award for Undergraduate Poster Presentation:

MyNi Van, Marcela Miranda, Scout Weatherford (co-presenters), Electrochemical Glucose Micro/Nano Biosensors Using Recombinant MN Peroxidase and Glucose Oxidase; Dr. Anahita Izadyar, mentor

Dean’s Award for Graduate Oral Presentation:

Cherryl Quinones, Assessing Ascorbate Content of Rice Accessions Growing Under High Night Temperature Stress; Dr. Argelia Lorence, mentor

Dean’s Award for Graduate Poster Presentation:

Alexander Worm, Joint-Nesting and Cooperation Between a Western Kingbird (Tyrannus verticalis) and a Hybrid Western Kingbird x Scissor-Tailed Flycatcher (Tyrannus forficatus) in Arkansas, Dr. Andrew Sweet, mentor

Dean’s Award for Graduate Poster Presentation:

Natalie Haydt, Predicting the Distribution of Microbes Associated with Snake Fungal Disease in Arkansas, Dr. Emily Bellis, mentor


College of Education and Behavioral Science:

Dean’s Award for Undergraduate Oral Presentation:

Jackson St. Pierre, The Understanding and Self-Measurement of My Psychological Hardiness; Dr. Amy Pearce, mentor

Dean’s Award for Undergraduate Poster Presentation:

Kara Blankenship, Perceptions of Teenagers Dr. David Saarnio, mentor

Dean’s Award for Graduate Oral Presentation:

Jason Reeves, The Negative Impact of Technostress on K-12 Educators; Dr. Timberly Baker, mentor

Dean’s Award for Graduate Poster Presentation:

Angela Long, Improving Reading Performance of Economically Disadvantaged Third Graders; Natalie Johnson-Leslie, mentor


College of Liberal Arts and Communication:

Dean’s Award for Undergraduate Oral Presentation:

Hyesun Choi, Anti-Asian Hate Crime and Discrimination During the Covid-19 Pandemic; Dr. Selye Lee, mentor

Dean’s Award for Undergraduate Creative Media:

Ethan Williamson, Brody King, Chase Bowman, Jeremiah Hendrix, Audrey Alpha, Blake White, Cody Daughertee, Jonathan Dunlap, Grayden Fields, Carlos Mejia, Rebecca Wertenberger, A-State Trumpet Ensemble to Perform at the International Trumpet Guild Conference; Dr. Nairam Simoes, Mentor

Dean’s Award for Graduate Oral Presentation:

Alyssa Perry, A Study of Composite Concert Assessment Ratings of Asboa Affiliated Ensembles from 2003-2019; Dr. Timothy Oliver, mentor

Dean’s Award for Graduate Creative Media:

Black White, Cody Doughertee, Jonathan Dunlap, Grayden Fields, Carlos Mejia, Rebecca Wertenberger, A-State Trumpet Ensemble to Compete at the National Trumpet Competition; Dr. Nairam Simoes, Mentor


College of Agriculture:

Dean’s Award for Undergraduate Poster Presentation:

John Horton, Investigating Impact of Rice Production and Weather Conditions on Duck Populations in Arkansas; Dr. GwanSeon Kim, mentor

Dean’s Award for Graduate Oral Presentation:

Thomas Dill, Effect of Environmental Factors on Multispectral Bands When Identifying Water in Winter Flooded Agricultural Fields; Dr. John Nowlin, mentor

Dean’s Award for Graduate Poster Presentation:

Shanna Loyd, Treating Haemonchus Contortus Infections in Domestic Goats; Dr. Jerica Rich, mentor


College of Engineering and Computer Science:

Dean’s Award for Undergraduate Oral Presentation:

Seth Joslin, Cost-Effective Distributed Computing Using User Devices; Dr. Donghoon Kim, mentor

Dean’s Award for Undergraduate Poster Presentation:

Jacob Oster, Benjamin Whitfield, Mason Rhodes, Landon Perdue (co-presenters), NASA Student Payload Opportunity with Citizen Science (SPOCS); Dr. Maureen Dolan, mentor

Dean’s Award for Graduate Oral Presentation:

Mohamed Adawi, Design of an Instrumental Soiling Chamber and Dip Coater for Solar Photovoltaic Coating Research; Dr. Robert Fleming, mentor

Dean’s Award for Graduate Poster Presentation:

Abu Sayed Mohammad Akid, Utilization of Harvested Fly Ash and Waste Tire Rubber as Supplementary Cementitious Materials in Concrete; Dr. Zahid Hossain, mentor


Neil Griffin College of Business:

Dean’s Award for Undergraduate Oral Presentation:

Abigail Avery, The Circuit Split on the Use of Section 1782 in Aiding Discovery for Private Commercial Arbitration; Dr. Philip Tew, mentor

Dean’s Award for Undergraduate Poster Presentation:

Alyssa Pettit, Rural Residents, Socioeconomic Factors, and Health Literacy; Dr. Philip Tew, mentor

Dean’s Award for Graduate Oral Presentation:

Ziad ElKhatib, The Influence of Top Executives’ Narcissism on Working Capital Management Policies; Dr. Hrishikesh Desai, mentor

Business Plan (InfoReady Endowed Award):

Austin Davis, Won Hui “Terry” Cho and Carlos Young, ARLAWN; Dr. Hilary Schloemer, mentor

Elevator Pitch (InfoReady Endowed Award):

Briana Ross, SafeANGLE; Dr. Hilary Schloemer, mentor


Dr. Emily Devereux Undergraduate Student Research and Creativity Award:

Sara Evans, Radiation Awareness and What Non-Radiology Personnel Should Know About Radiation Protection; Dr. Jody Nutt, mentor


Research and Technology Transfer Graduate Student Research and Creativity Award:

Andrea Mullins, Rock Steady Boxing: Addressing Voice Disorders in Individuals with Parkinson’s Disease; Dr. Shanon Brantley, mentor


Chancellor’s Undergraduate [email protected] Award:

Alexx Weaver and Sepideh Mohmmadhosseinpour (co-presenters), Arachindin-1 Induces Apoptosis and Growth Inhibition in Triple Negative Breast Cancer Cells; Dr. Fabricio Medina-Bolivar, mentor


Chancellor’s Graduate [email protected] Award:

Sara Fuller, Sex Education in the Primary Care Setting; Dr. Christopher Jordan, mentor

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