A Day to Celebrate Academic Excellence
Sixth Annual Research Colloquium November 20, 2019
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: Trustee Thomas Pate and 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.
Edward A. Labry School of Science, Business, and Technology
Wedding Planning: Special Events
Ms. Anna Worley, Ms. Noemi Pena, and Ms. Madison Woodruff
Trends in Sports Marketing
Mr. Reece Gaddes, Mr. Izaak Galligan, Mr. Casey Gillespie, and Mrs. Connie Sink
Sustainability at Events
Ms. Jordan Campbell, Mr. Peyton Bell, Mr. Avery Harris, and Mr. Tony Bennett
Leadership in Wellness Programs
Mr. Luis Cardona, Ms. Loyce Chinyanga, and Ms. Desiree Senna
Ms. Kaitlin Butler, Ms. Cassidy Cartwright, and Ms. Ebony Kimble
Social Media in Event Marketing
Ms. Elizabeth Scott, Mr. Joseph Rushin, and Mr. Kristopher Parker
Ms. Hannah Berry, Ms. Rickie Denson, Ms. Stephanie Hunn, and Mrs. Kenzie Wood
March Madness: A Marketing Success
Mr. Jared Schmidt, Mr. Christian Straub, Mr. Corey Perkins, and Ms. Victoria Laster
Nashville’s Musical Evolution
Ms. Lizbeth Ramirez, Ms. Kayla Sanders, Ms. Kalea Barnett and Mr. Johan Gopar
Drive Up, Pick up
Mr. Nicholas Presely, Ms. Kristen Coffey, Ms. Carlie Thompson, and Mr. Jonathan Floyd
Cat Nip: We're Not "Kitten" Around About This Oil
Ms. Alix Nanto and Ms. Stephanie Tackett
Determining the Synthesis of Aspirin
Ms. Madeline Herndon and Mr. Donovan Dixon
Menthol of Peppermint
Ms. Kelci Williams and Ms. Rachel Hale
The Synthesis of Chitin in Mushrooms
Ms. Kalei Hohimer and Ms. Stefanie Navaratnam
The Chemical Properties of Vanillin and Its Taste
Ms. Samantha Yates and Ms. Allison Maynard
Synthesis of Oxycodone from the Oxidation of Codeine and Thebaine
Ms. Emily Blackwood and Ms. Jensen Taylor
Growing up With Sonic (SHH Gene)
Mr. Lukas Kase Hollis
Phylogenetically Fascinating Foxes: Understanding the Genes of Domestication
Ms. Elizabeth Henderson
Where the CYP1A2 is My Coffee?
Ms. Samantha Dyer
Bad to the Bone: A Brief Review of the LRP5 Gene
Ms. Haven Rogers
Socrates' Poison: The Synthesis of Poison Hemlock
Ms. Lauren Henson
Can Your Genes Tell Time?
Ms. Riley Kilian
The Effects of p53 on the Elephant Genome
Ms. Chloe Dixon and Ms. Kim Gonzalez
Aging Overload: An Examination of the LMNA Gene
Ms. Natalie Hershey
The Significance of Vitamin C: Scare of Scurvy
Ms. Andrea Woywitka
Cleidocranial Dysplasia: A Stranger Thing
Mr. Trent Payne
Warrior Gene: the Relation Between MAOA and Aggression
Ms. Lauren Jaykus
Let’s Whip This Bully
Mr. Joshua Croley
Blame It On the Ethanol
Ms. Tensaye Taye
Is Color in Your Genes? A Story of TYRP 1.
Mr. Anthony Calderon and Mr. Tyler Poston
A Determination of Pollutants in the Water at Cumberland University
Ms. Lillith Johnson
The Hardest Substance in the Human Body
Mr. Dominic Robles
Some Like It Hot
Ms. Adriana Sanchez-Xalate
The Secret to Different Wine Tastes
Ms. Bridget Moss
Olympic Potential? Can your Genes Endure?
Mr. Carlos Angeles-Solis
The Jeanette Cantrell Rudy School of Nursing & Health Professions
Hospice: When is it too Late?
Ms. Blake Sadler, Ms. Lauren Moody, Ms. Deja Peters, and Ms. Glenda Rodriguez
Do Transition Care Units Reduce Newborn Length of Stay?
Ms. Kristina Pugh, Ms. Amanda Vanzile, Mr. Garrett Grafton, and Ms. Spencer Rearick
Vaccines and Autism: Is There a Link?
Ms. Amanda Van Kalker, Ms. Hunter Wilson, Ms. Danielle Manning, and Ms. Thaia Tep
Does Diet Influence Male Fertility?
Ms. Katee Mullins, Ms. Stephanie Himes, Ms. Daphne Dekmar, and Ms. Nadia Cheesman
Cannabidiol Treatment in Children with Epilepsy: Medical Miracle or Healthcare Craze?
Ms. Allie Holt, Ms. Paige Derryberry, Mr. Tristan Fullum, and Ms. Crystal Vogan
Pressure Injuries: Does Nursing Staff Impact Outcomes?
Mr. Griffin McCollum, Ms. Caroline Cummings, Ms. Sherita Jones, and Ms.Kelsey Rumfelt
Pet Therapy: Does it Make a Difference in Pain Management in Pediatrics?
Ms. Jessica Sanders, Ms. Hollie Kepley, Ms. Hilary Clayton, Ms. Jessica Kuende, and Ms. Denice Kirtland
Does Breastfeeding Impact the Development of Ear Infections?
Ms. Brea Craddock, Ms. Calynne Pridemore, Ms. Hannah Zachary, and Ms. Rachel Reed
The Down and Dirty: The Early vs Delayed Neonate Bath
Ms. Coeburn Powell, Ms. Katie Corum, Ms. Magen Bush, and Ms. Brittany Winston
Treatment of Adolescent Depression: CBT vs Drugs
Ms. Shannon Cooper, Ms. Ashlyn Faircloth, Ms. Abbi Carter, and Ms. Laura Parker
Families at the Bedside During Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
Ms. Savannah Fornera, Ms. Nathalie Payne, Ms. Kathryn Sherman, and Ms. Caroline Osier
Vape Prevention in the Youth Community
Ms. Anna Leigh Cleveland, Ms. Jessica Sebree, Ms. Devan Hayes, and Ms. Julliane Stewart
Is the Flu Vaccine Effective in the Over 65 Population?
Ms. Markondra Bates-Seay, Mr. Jason Hurley, Ms. Michaela Meadows, and Ms. Kristy Rowe
Does Continuous Glucose Monitoring Affect Hemoglobin A1C?
Mr. Jesus Nieves, Ms. Tiffany Alexander, and Ms. April Williams
School of Humanities, Education, and the Arts
No Bones About It. Hollywood Fact and Fiction
Ms. Tessa Reeder
The Four Horsemen
Ms. Mallory Fieber
Burr, It's Chilly Out Here
Mr. Brandyn Stewart
Ms. Vanesa Segoviano
Ms. Sabrina Holt
Ms. Chloe Randle
Male or Female?
Mr. Kolbe Sanders
Unearthing Mass Graves
Ms. Kaitlin Cashion
Death When, Death Where
Ms. Caitlyn Lawrence
Forensic Anthropology in an American Tragedy
Mr. Adam McDonald
Blowflies and their Part in Human Decomposition
Mr. Austin Curray
Mr. D'Angelo Steele
Old School is Still in Session
Mr. Matthew Howard
Analyzing Bones in Mass Graves
Mr. Christian Smith
Using Art to Introduce Chemistry to Elementary School Students
Ms. Mary Brooke Haley and Ms. Destiny Johnson
The Effects of Government Assistance on Living Above the Poverty Line
Ms. Lauren Elise Pedigo
The Effects of Technology on Students in The Classroom
Ms. Christina Obasohan
Personality Types Associated With Academic Majors
Ms. Maribel Quintero
Stress of Student Athletes
Ms. Raegan Moeller
Predictive Index and Mental Disorders
Ms. Mikayla Wickham
How to Have a Satisfying Relationship
Ms. Hailey Basham
Personality Traits and Creativity: Are You Primed For Creativity?
Ms. Kristinna Payne
Present Aggression in College Students Due to Past Media Violence Exposure
Mr. Cesar Orta-Tavera
Is Social Media Causing Increased Anxiety in College Students?
Ms. Whitney Wakefield
Violent Video Games and Affects on Children
Mr. David Emanuel
Eating Disorders Affecting Student-Athletes
Ms. Katie Jordan
Is Race the Issue?
Mr. Temarcus R. Bryant
Stress and the Impact on First-generation College Students
Ms. TyNekkia Donnell
Campus Commuters vs. Residents, Who Has the Most Stress?
Ms. Shelby Lahammer
Ms. Mahkayla DuPree
Academic Success Center
ABC's of CU Succeed
Mrs. Abby H. Pitts and the QEP Committee