University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

ARCHIVE: Scholars Day 2012

April 17, 2012

Belton, Texas – The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor will be hosting its 4th Annual Scholars Day event on Monday, April 23. Sponsored by the College of Sciences, Scholars Day highlights undergraduate and graduate student research projects, papers, and artwork. Nearly 90 students have contributed to this year’s presentations. There will be more than thirty poster presentations and twelve student papers presented. All presentations are free and open to the public.

Dr. Jennifer Robinson of the Neuroscience Institute at the Texas A&M Health Science Center will present a lecture about the importance of functional neuroimaging at 11:00 a.m. in Brindley Auditorium of the York Science Center on the UMHB campus.

Posters will be available for viewing in Lord Conference Room in the Parker Academic Center. Student authors will be present from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. for a poster session in. Student papers will be presented in the Parker Academic Center in room 203 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm and in room 210 from 3:00 to 4:00 pm. Three artists will be on hand to discuss their senior art exhibits in the Arla Ray Tyson Gallery in Townsend Memorial Library from 1:30 to 2:30 pm.

The posters and papers represent student research from across the academic disciplines. Examples of poster presentations include topics such as, Controlling The LEGO Mindstrom NXT Robot Using The Apple Ipad2 by Trevor Ash and Matthew Sterling; Environmental and Economic Impacts of Advanced Vehicles by Zach Winfield; Bullying and Intervention Efforts by Amber Brown, Susann Eirosius, and Alison Sneed; Approaches to Biocontrol of Solenopsis invictus via Genetically Modified Organisms by Katie Cooke, Jason Smith, and Jacob Bowen; and Prenatal Vitamins to Offset Teratogenic Effects of Ethanol on the Development of Embryonic Chicks by Stephanie Grant and Althea Lynch

Student research papers include topics such as, The Sexual Oppression of African American Women: Breaking the Stereotype through Studies in Prose and Autobiography by Kelsey Belcher, Humanitarian Aid: is there a better way for Sub-Saharan Africa? by Branden Montgomery, and An Investigation of Elementary School Teachers’ Perception of Bullying and Perceived Training Needs by Ronald Knight.

For more information visit the Scholars Day webpage or contact Dr. Trent Terrell at 254-295-4630,