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WTAMU Student Research Conference Winners Named

April 12, 2017

CONTACT:    Keely Doyle-Muehling, 806-651-2540, kdoyle-muehling@wtamu.edu

WTAMU Student Research Conference Winners Named

 

CANYON, Texas—About 100 students participated in the 23rd Annual Student Research Conference on March 30 at West Texas A&M University. Graduate and Undergraduate students presented their work in either paper and performance panels or poster and artistic exhibits. The annual event, sponsored by the WTAMU Graduate School and Research, gives students at WTAMU as well as those from other educational institutions an opportunity to showcase their research and creative projects in professional venues. Students competing for cash awards are judged and critiqued by a panel of faculty members.

The winners of this year’s Student Research Conference are listed by category, classification, major, and winning entry.

Oral Presentations
Graduate
1st— Hame Abdou Kadi Kadi, graduate student in agricultural science from Babantapki, Republique du Niger, Africa

“Improving Sorghum Production by Using Sorghum Midge-Resistant Varieties”

2nd—Philip Hinson, graduate student in plant, soil and environmental science from Agona Swedru, Ghana, Africa

“Effect of Temperature on Growth and Development of Sugarcane Aphid, Melanaphis Sacchari, on Sorghum”

 

Undergraduate
1st—Joel Richards, mass communication major from Amarillo

“The Hand of God: A Metaphoric Criticism of Jonathan Edwards’ Sermon ‘Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God’”

2nd—Travis Whitacre, junior economics major from Saginaw

“The Economic Impact of Zika Virus on the Tourism Industry of Miami-Dade County”

3rd – Jonathan Licon, senior biochemistry major from Stratford

“Circadian Rhythms of the Gastrointestinal Tract”

 

Poster
Graduate
1st—Bradley Crookston, graduate student in plant soil and environmental science from Orem, Utah

“Pearl Millet Forage Response to Irrigation, Row Spacing, and Tillage in the Texas High Plains”

2nd—Ashlee Adams, graduate student in animal science from Canyon

“Effect of a Phytogenic Nutritional Supplement on Performance of White-Tailed Breeding Does”

3rd—Joshua Machicek, graduate student in plant, soil and environmental science, from Rogers

“Evaluating Forage Sorghum and Pearl Millet for Forage Production in the Texas High Plains”

 

Undergraduate
1st Tie—Emily Hurst, senior mechanical engineering major from San Angelo

“Copper and Zinc Based Nano Battery Cell”

Shelby Phelps, junior biochemistry major from Amarillo

“Stability Profiles and Targeting Capabilities of HSPC Peptide-Modified Liposomes Designed to Target the α3β1 Integrin on Metastatic Breast Cancer”

2nd—Jeanette Martin, senior business marketing major from San Jose, Calif.

“Employer Branding of Top Healthcare Firms: A Content Analysis of Career Homepages”

3rd—Kyli Schulz, senior communication disorders major from Spring

“Hearing Aid Benefit for Adults with Sensorineural Hearing Loss”

 

Research Papers
Graduate
1st—Philip Hinson, graduate student in plant, soil and environmental science from Agona Swedru, Ghana, Africa

“Effect of Temperature on Growth and Development of Sugarcane Aphid, Melanaphis Sacchari, on Sorghum”

 

Undergraduate
1st—Travis Whitacre, junior economics major from Saginaw

“The Economic Impact of Zika Virus on the Tourism Industry of Miami-Dade County”

2nd—Erin Webster, senior English major from Lubbock

“The Wind and the Women: Female Authorship and the Performative West”

3rd—Joel Richards, mass communication major from Amarillo

“The Hand of God: A Metaphoric Criticism of Jonathan Edwards’ Sermon ‘Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God’”

 

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