Belton, Texas – The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor will host the 5th Annual UMHB Scholars’ Day on Monday, April 22. Sponsored by the UMHB College of Sciences, Scholars’ Day highlights undergraduate and graduate student research projects, papers, and artwork. There will be more than 50 posters, papers, and senior art projects exhibited. All Scholars’ Day events are free and open to the public.
Dr. Benjamin Pierce, Professor of Biology at Southwestern University in Georgetown, will present a lecture about the role undergraduates play in his studies of the ecology and natural history of the Georgetown Salamander. This lecture will take place at 11:00 a.m. in Brindley Auditorium in the York Science Center.
Posters will be available for viewing starting mid-morning in the Lord Conference Room in the Parker Academic Center. Student authors will only be present from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. for a poster session. Student papers will be presented in the Parker Academic Center in rooms 203 and 208 beginning at 2:00 p.m. Four artists will be on hand to discuss their senior art exhibits in Baugh Center for the Visual Arts from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm. UMHB students attending the poster or paper sessions will be eligible for a drawing to win one of four $50 iTunes gift cards.
The posters and papers represent student research from across all UMHB’s academic disciplines. Examples of poster presentations include topics such as, Effects of Raspberry Ketone Ingestion on Maximal Oxygen Consumption and Body Composition in College-aged Individuals by Jordan Outlaw and Matthew Stone, Homeland Security in Local Central Texas Communities: Police Officer Perceptions Post 9-11 by Rebecca Dickerson, A phenomenological exploration of the experience of having a choice in the classroom, by Charles King, and The Effect of Profile Self Confrontation on the Combat Veteran’s (PTSD) Intimate Relationships by Damien Stienrich.
Student research papers include topics such as, New Historicism in Frankenstein Description by Sarah Tipton and Milites Pelebei: An Examination of the Common Soldier of the Early Crusades by William Price.