A Day to Celebrate Academic Excellence

Fifth Annual Research Colloquium November 14, 2018

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We gather as a campus community to explore opportunities to enrich our understanding of a variety of topics both research- and interest-based through student and faculty presentations as well as research from the broader community.   

We invite you to join our celebration of scholarship and efforts to publicly acknowledge the academic excellence of faculty, students and community members.

Schedule of Events

7:45am–8:00 a.m.     Dallas Floyd Memorial Gym / Opening Session

Welcome: Dr. Paul C. Stumb, President

Introductory Remarks:  Dr. Sheridan Henson

All students and presenters should plan to attend.  

8:00–9:00 a.m. Dallas Floyd Memorial Gym / Poster Presentations

Session I: 9:10am – 10:10am

Session II:   10:25am – 11:25am

Session III: 11:40am – 12:40pm

Lunch (on your own):   12:45pm – 2:00 pm

Classes resume at 2:00pm.

Poster Presentations 8:00–9:00 a.m.

Dallas Floyd Memorial Gym

*Please refrain from using cell phones and other electronic devices during the presentations.

 

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Postpartum Depression in Women: Is Prenatal Education more Effective in Treatment?

Presenters: Morgan Carter, April Camp, Michelle Woods, Brooke Summerline, and Peyton McMahon

 

Bedside or Nurses Station Report: Is there a Difference?

Presenters: Sarah Jones, Melody Carroll, Dustin Tirey, Kelsey Smiley, and Anna Norwood

 

Pining For the Smell of Christmas

Presenters: Cody Byers and Andrea Woywitka

 

Is There a Difference in Complications in Hospitalized Males Undergoing Indwelling or Condom Catheterization?

Presenters: Taylor Cox, Joshua Hagood, Melissa McCollum, Jennifer Turner and Brionna Wilson

 

Suicide Rates and Hospitalization: Is There a Difference in Recovery?

Presenters: Kara Hackett, Katie Eldridge, Chelsea Garland, Brianna Owen, and Mercedes McCollum

 

Does CBD Oil Benefit Chronic Pain?

Presenter: Ashley Barnett, Dilfuza Khamidova, Lynnita Moffett, Schyler Moore, and Kaylei Smith

 

Does Caffeine Intake During Pregnancy Effect the Newborn?

Presenters: Shelby Dennis, Devin Garner, Kelsey Wright, Heather Whitlow, and Christina Shacklock

 

Is a High Fat Low Carbohydrate Diet More Effective For Glucose Management In Adults with Type II Diabetes?

Lydia Kiser, Anthony Ellison, Lydia Kiser, Brittany Rasmussen, Hope Thomas, and Lauren Whitaker

 

Can Acupuncture help Provide Additional Pain Relief in Females with Endometrosis?

Presenters: Anna Epstein, Abby Walker, Celina Sydlo, Kalley Bernhardt, and Lacy Stacy

 

Cryo - Electron Microscopy, 2017 Chemistry Nobel Prize Winner

Presenter: Lukas Hollis

 

Are Chronic Pain Patients Achieving Better Pain Management With the Use of Opioids and Medical Marijuana Compared to Opioids Alone?

Presenters: Ashley Dobbs, Kamilah Johnson, Stephany Kwan, and Blake Mohamed

 

Instagram in the Age of Digital Marketing

Presenters: Sara Drummond, Gavin Duvall,  and Audri Bowman

 

Social Media Marketing for Dummies

Presenters: Keanna, Josseline Constanza, Giny, Alex, Jordan

 

HCG Wipes Vs. Soap and Water: Which is Better in Reducing Bloodstream Infections?

Presenters: Eliza Claire Neese, Chase Sullivan, Cinthia Zarate-Jimenez, Leslee Waynick, and Brigid Antonelli

 

Flu Vaccine in School-Aged Children: Is it Worth It?

Pesenters: Jessica Beardslee, Kayla Sells, James Lackey, Megan Rice, and Walter Morton

Which is Safer for Alzheimer Patients: Chemical or Physical Restraints?

Presenters: Anh Nguyen, Sydney Smith, Holly Krantz, and Hailey Boger

 

Postpartum Depression and Prenatal Education

Presenters: Bethany Jenkins, Danyella Apple, Rebecca Butler, Ryan Richardson, and Alexandria Swafford

 

CAUTI Bundles: Are they Effective?

Presenters: Meri E White, Tucker Vaught, Alexandrea Dodson, Charles Frederick, and McSteven Oallares

 

Lasting Effects of Child Sexual Abuse

Presenter: Arielle Berry

 

Gun Violence and the Southern United States

Presenter: Autumn Finley

 

The Evolution of Virtuality in Marketing

Presenters: Telvin Rucker and Marquesas King

 

Digital Marketing

Presenter: Coleton Thomas, Ian Spence, Dominic Patton, and Brandon Levier

 

How Virtual Reality Affects Marketing

Presenter: Marquesas King, Telvin Rucker, and Chris Swann

Minimizing Compassion Fatigue Among Oncology Nurses

Presenters: Patricia Benamon, Chasiety Turner, Denise McMurray, and John Decker

 

It's Time to Melaton-it Down

Presenters: Lauren Jaykus and Haven Rogers

 

DNA Crime Scene Analysis

Presenter: Elizabeth Henderson

 

Stress Management Techniques

Presenter: Julia Pardue

 

Is It More Effective to Receive the MMR Vaccine in the Prevention of Contracting Measles in School-Aged Children?

Presenters:  Lindsey Basham, Alexandra Collazo, Jenna White, Brooke Havelin, and Racheal Magallanez

 

The Charlotte’s Web of Today: the Synthesis of Glycine

Presenters: Tyler Poston and Riley Kilian

 

Social Media Addiction

Presenters:  Justin Flores, Edward Gordon, and Casey Gillespie

 

Oh Deer! Urine for Some Knowledge

Presenters: Jake Yarbro, and Jarred Derflinger

 

How Epibatidine is Used as a Contact Poison and in Medicine

Presenter: Kaytlin Smith

 

The Monster Enzyme Him: DNA Profiling

Presenter: Leah Kendallin

 

Opioid Abuse: Are there Differences in Treatment between Adolescents and Adults?

Presenters: Brandia Wright, Whitney Lowe, and Brittany Jones

 

This Little Luciferin of Mine

Presenters:  Joshua Croley and Ashttan Sims

 

Who Stole the Cookie From the Cookie Jar?

Presenter:  Emily Lane

 

The Science Behind DNA Forensics

Presenter:  Amber Estes

 

Stress Levels Among College Students

Presenters:  Kristen Krogh

 

Forensic Science Usage of DNA

Presenter:  William Patterson

 

Online Education and Student Engagement

Presenters:  Melissa Somerville and Nicole Powell

 

Enzymatic Synthesis of ATP, Do You Know What I Mean?

Presenters:  Kyle Beale and Trent Payne

 

Switched at Birth--DNA in Forensics

Presenter:  Lacey Huffman

 

Bruce Beutler's Discovery of Innate Immunity

Presenters:  Louie Viciconti

 

Clue in Real Life

Presenter:  Keita Spaulding

 

DNA Analysis: Who Did It?

Presenter:  Stephanie Tackett

 

Telomeres: The Tell-all of Aging

Presenters:  Kayla Tomlin, Sarah Marie Tibbs, and Hannah Leonard

 

Sexual Orientation and Its Link to Depression

Presenter:  Daniel Moore

 

Polymerase Chain Reactions in Forensic Studies

Presenter:  Dustin Dise

 

DHM

Presenters:  Tensaye Taye and Katherine Griffith

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Session I 9:10 – 10:10 a.m.

Session II 10:25am – 11:25 a.m.

Session III 11:40 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.