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Funded Projects Spring 2013

Spring 2013

  • Student Research Grants
    • Michael Birt and Dr. Barry Lambert (faculty mentor), Department of Animal Science & Wildlife Management: The effect of an alternative therapy technique Flowtrition on heart rate, blood pressure, temperature regulation, and behavior of Domestic Horses (Equus ferus caballus).
    • John Burgess and Dr. Randy Harp (faculty mentor), Department of Animal Science & Wildlife Management: Effect of Fenceline Contact at Weaning for Performance in Beef Calves.
    • Timothy Huebner and Dr. Russell Pfau (faculty mentor), Department of Biological Sciences: Population genetics in native and introduced populations of Harris Mud Crabs, Rhithropanopeus harrisii, in Texas and Oklahoma.
    • TraeAnn Schlemmer and Dr. Mark Yu (faculty mentor), Department of Environmental and Agricultural Management: Economic Impact of FFA Show Animals.
  • Student Travel Grants
    • Leslie Blansett, Department of Social Sciences: The Unsung Heroines of World War II. To be presented at the Phi Alpha Theta Conference at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, TX (faculty mentor: Dr. Christopher Guthrie).
    • Tyler Case, Department of Chemistry, Geosciences, and Environmental Science: Heterogeneous acid catalyst evaluation in the transesterification of vegetable oil to afford biodiesel. To be presented at the 245th American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting in New Orleans, LA (faculty mentor: Dr. Peter Bell).
    • Caitlin Cooper, Department of Environmental and Agricultural Management: Effect of Simulated Herbivory on Protein Precipitable Phenolic Content of Desmodium paniculatum. To be presented at the American Society of Agronomy (ASA) Southern Branch Meeting in Orlando, FL (faculty mentor: Dr. Barry Lambert).
    • Caitlyn Cooper, Department of Environmental and Agricultural Management: Protein precipitating phenolics change with herbivory and seed dispersal. To be presented at the 2013 American Dairy Science Association-American Society of Animal Science (ADSA-ASAS) Joint Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, IN (faculty mentor: Dr. Barry Lambert).
    • Jamie Cvikel, Department of Kinesiology: The effects of gender and health related fitness components on body mass index, body fat and blood pressure in kinesiology students. To be presented at the TACSM Regional Convention in Austin, TX (faculty mentor: Dr. Jennifer Blevins-McNaughton).
    • Ryan Eaton, Department of Kinesiology: Gender & sport related differences in electrocardiogram & pre-participation exams (PPE) in college age athletes. To be presented at the TACSM Regional Convention in Austin, TX (faculty mentor: Dr. Jennifer Blevins-McNaughton).
    • Jacqueline Glass, Department of Animal Science & Wildlife Management: Spatial and Temporal Distribution of Spinose Ear Ticks, Otobius megnini, and other tick species at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center. To be presented at the Entomology Society of America, Southwestern Branch Meeting in Las Cruces, NM (faculty mentor: Dr. David Kattes).
    • Jacqueline Glass, Department of Animal Science & Wildlife Management: Spatial and Temporal Distribution of Spinose Ear Ticks, Otobius megnini, and other tick species at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center. To be presented at the Southwestern Association of Naturalists (SWAN) in Lake Charles, LA (faculty mentor: Dr. Thomas Schwertner).
    • Joseph Goforth, Department of Environmental and Agricultural Management: Factors Influencing Sorghum Production in Lubbock County. To be presented at the Southwestern Social Science Association Conference in New Orleans, LA (faculty mentor: Dr. Mark Yu).
    • Matthew Hallgarth, Department of Social Sciences: Flaws in the UN's Responsibility to Protect Doctrine: AKA R2P. To be presented at the Annual Conference of the Southwest Social Science Association in New Orleans, LA (faculty mentor: Dr. Malcolm Cross).
    • Joshua Hernandez, Department of Chemistry, Geosciences, and Environmental Science: Determining Log D Values for the Catechol Dihydroxyflavones. To be presented at the ACS National Meeting in New Orleans, LA (faculty mentor: Dr. William Whaley).
    • Anthony Lasenbby, Department of Chemistry, Geosciences, and Environmental Science: Heterogeneous acid catalyst evaluation in the transesterification of vegetable oil to afford biodiesel. To be presented at the ACS National Meeting in New Orleans, LA (faculty mentor: Dr. Peter Bell).
    • Michelle Loyd, Department of Social Sciences: An Analysis of the Relationship of Rommel and Hitler. To be presented at the Phi Alpha Theta Northeastern Regional Conference in Wichita Falls, TX (faculty mentor: Dr. Christopher Guthrie).
    • Cody McMillian, Department of Social Sciences: A Brief Chronological Examination of the Development of the United States Military Awards System. To be presented at the Phi Alpha Theta Northeast Texas Regional Conference in Wichita Falls, TX (faculty mentor: Dr. Janet Schmelzer).
    • Karl Mueller, Department of Chemistry, Geosciences, and Environmental Science: Validation of qNMR analysis of purity of ethanol: An undergraduate chemistry laboratory experiment. To be presented at the ACS National Meeting in New Orleans, LA (faculty mentor: Dr. Linda Schultz).
    • Annise Nalepa, Department of Kinesiology: Red flags in family history and auscultations that may require 12-lead ECG when screening athletes. To be presented at the TACSM Regional Convention in Austin, TX (faculty mentor: Dr. Jennifer Blevins-McNaughton).
    • Callie Price, Department of Biological Sciences: Spatial and Temporal Variation in Distribution and Abundance of Spinose Ear Ticks (Otobius megnini) within Animal Shelters at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center. To be presented at the Entomology Society of America, Southwestern Branch Meeting in Las Cruces, NM (faculty mentor: Dr. David Kattes).
    • Callie Price, Department of Biological Sciences: Population Dynamics of Spinose Ear Ticks (Otobius megnini) within Animal Shelters. To be presented at the Southwestern Association of Naturalists 60th Annual Meeting in Lake Charles, LA (faculty mentor: Dr. Chris Higgins).
    • Margaret Risher, Department of Chemistry, Geosciences, and Environmental Science: "Combined video and laboratory exercise for project-based isolation of medicinal compounds from osage orange" and "Good Chemistry at Tarleton State University". To be presented at the ACS National Meeting in New Orleans, LA (faculty mentor: Dr. William Whaley).
    • Emily Salinas, Department of Communication Studies: Bullying on Facebook: How it Affects Secondary School and College Students. To be presented at the Theodore H. Clevenger, Jr., Undergraduate Honors Conference in Louisville, KY (faculty mentor: Dr. Jennifer Edwards).
    • TraeAnn Schlemmer, Department of Environmental and Agricultural Management: The Analysis of Nitrogen Optimization and Price Variation in Cotton Production. To be presented at the Southwestern Social Science Assocation Conference in New Orleans, LA (faculty mentor: Dr. Mark Yu).
    • Billie Shine, Department of Biological Sciences: Effect of Dairy Cattle Manure Age on Horse Fly and Stable Fly Development. To be presented at the ESA Southwestern Branch Annual Meeting in Las Cruces, NM (faculty mentor: Dr. David Kattes).
    • Anthony Smith, Department of Social Sciences: The Creation of Cleburne State Park by the CCC. To be presented at the West Texas Historical Association 2013 Meeting in Wichita Falls, TX (faculty mentor: Dr. T. Lindsay Baker).
    • Tarleton Chamber Choir, Department of Fine Arts: Tarleton Chamber Choir Spring Tour in Fort Worth, Wichita Falls, Ranger, Denton, and Granbury, TX. Jordan Willingham, Kelly Wolff, Jennifer Dryer, Channing Parker, Kayla Lincoln, Maria Belknay, Christina Greco, Amanda Taylor, Andrea Rydell, Ashley Darby, Russell Justice, Charles Solomon, Rebekah Burdock, Matthew Gassett, Jaylan Roan Moore, Phillip Mullen, Ashley Morrison, Zachary Steele, Mary Banks, Mackenzy Rogers, Bradley McKinney, Jennifer Ochoa, Whitney Vanzandt, Baylor Fain, Kaitlin Eoff, Jacob Humphries, and Logan Ludwig (faculty mentor: Dr. Troy Robertson).
    • Tarleton Theatre, Department of Fine Arts: USITT (United States Institute of Theatre Technology) Conference and Tech Olympics in Milwaukee, WI. Tamara Harris, Charles Smith, Walter Baldree, Austin Long, Kara Thomas, Irene Weber, Jessica Chavez, Jennifer Lewis, and David Stephenson (faculty mentor: Prudence Wehnert-Skinner).
    • Chelsea Taylor, Department of Animal Science & Wildlife Management: Lice on Eurasian Collared Dove in Stephenville, Texas. To be presented at the Texas Chapter Wildlife Society Meeting in Houston, TX (faculty mentor: Dr. T. Wayne Schwertner).
    • Frank Wheelock, Department of Accounting, Finance, and Economics: Cycling Toward Stimulus: The European Banking Crisis. To be presented at the Southwestern Social Science Association annual event in New Orleans, LA (faculty mentor: Dr. Syed Jafri).
    • Wesley Wiegreffe, Department of Biological Scieinces: Lack of mitochonrial DNA introgression between red and blacktail shiners (genus Cyprinella) in two Texas rivers. To be presented at the Southwestern Association of Naturalists in Lake Charles, LA (faculty mentor: Dr. Russell Pfau).
  • Undergraduate Research Assistantships
    • Emily Burton, Department of Fine Arts: Case Studies in the Social Skills of Pre-service Music Educators (faculty mentor: Dr. Vicky Johnson).
    • Seth Gaston, Department of Accounting, Finance, and Economics: Undocumented Mexican Immigrant Workers in Southern Plains Agriculture: Substitutes or Complements? (faculty mentor: Dr. Syed Jafri).
    • Heather Murray, Department of Nursing: Nursing Student Simulated Medical Errors and Near Misses: A Review of Findings from the Safe T-Sim Automated Incident Survey (faculty mentor: Dr. Jean Montgomery).
    • Ben Naglieri, Department of Mathematics: Pre-service teachers and the NCTM Process Standards: A Closer Look at Tarleton State University's Mathematics Education Program (faculty mentor: Dr. Katherine H. Smith).
    • Matthew North, Department of Mathematics: Pre-service teachers and the NCTM Process Standards: A Closer Look at Tarleton State University's Mathematics Education Program (faculty mentor: Dr. Katherine H. Smith).
    • Tiffany Leann Rains, Department of Mathematics: Pre-service teachers and the NCTM Process Standards: A Closer Look at Tarleton State University's Mathematics Education Program (faculty mentor: Dr. Beth Riggs).
    • Travis Salzillo, Department of Mathematics: N-Body Simulations of Self-Assembly (faculty mentor: Dr. Bryant Wyatt).
    • Wesley Wiegreffe, Department of Biological Sciences: Patterns of hybridization between two species of minnow (Cyprinella venusta and C. lutrensis) in the Bosque and Paulxy Rivers, Texas (faculty mentor: Dr. Russell Pfau).