University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

6th Annual Scholars’ Day

April 17, 2014
6th Annual Scholars’ Day

Belton, Texas – The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor will host the 6th Annual UMHB Scholars’ Day on Monday, April 28. Sponsored by the UMHB College of Sciences, Scholars’ Day highlights undergraduate and graduate student research projects, papers, and artwork. There will be nearly 50 posters, papers, and senior art projects exhibited. Dr. Alan B Stevens will be delivering this year’s keynote speech at 11 a.m. in the Brindley Auditorium of the York Science Center. All Scholars’ Day events are free and open to the public.

The posters and papers represent student research from eleven academic disciplines, including: biology, chemistry, criminal justice, education, exercise sports science, history, nursing, political science, psychology, social work, and Spanish. This year’s poster presentations include topics such as, Comparison of the Effects of Marijuana Legalization by Kourtnie Kroll and Elizabeth Valcin, Effects of Two Different Resistance Training Protocols on Strength and Body Composition in Older Females by Matt Stone, and Bedside Prayer Can Make a Difference in Patient Care by Jasmin Magana-Cheeks and Shana Ross.

Student research papers include topics such as, Initial-Sader Emergency Response Team (IN-SERT) by Jonathan Hanson, Brandi Brown, Rachel Doyle, and Jacob Hunter, Substance Abuse Among Combat Veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder by Christopher Naimo, and Dissection, Body Snatchers, and Reform by Kelsey Belcher.

Dr. Stevens holds the Vernon D. Holleman-Lewis M. Rampy Centennial Chair in Gerontology at Scott & White Healthcare and is a Professor of Medicine and Public Health at the Texas A&M University System Health Science Center. He serves as the Director of the Center for Applied Health Research (CAHR), a joint endeavor of Scott & White Healthcare, Texas A&M College of Medicine, and the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System. Dr. Stevens also heads the Program on Aging and Care, which develops and implements evidence-based clinical interventions for older adults and their caregivers, and he is the Director of the NIH-funded Community Research Center for Senior Health. In the spring of 2012, Dr. Stevens was appointed for a three year term to the Board of Directors of the Texas Institute for Health Care Quality and Efficiency.

Posters will be available for viewing throughout the day in the Lord Conference Room in the Parker Academic Center. Student authors will be present from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. to discuss their work. Student papers will also be presented in Davidson 202 from 1:15 to 2:45 p.m., Parker 220 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., and Parker 224 from 2:30 to 4:30. Four artists will be on hand to discuss their senior art exhibits in Baugh Center for the Visual Arts from 1:30 - 2:30 pm.

For a full listing of projects and more information about Scholars’ Day, visit the event website.

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