2021 Student Research Symposium Winners

The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith has announced the 17 best research presentations delivered at the 14th Annual Student Research Symposium.

 

Research projects presented at the conference included both oral and poster presentations. Among the research disciplines represented were animation technology, biology, chemistry, computer graphic technology, computer science, dental hygiene education, engineering, English, finance, geoscience, history, imaging sciences, health sciences, literature, mathematics, music, psychology, and Spanish.

 

The 26 students whose presentations were selected by judges for recognition received monetary awards.

 

The winners are:

 

Alma: Forrest Lasiter (team of 3), “Robot Automation Pandemic Integration Delivery System,” faculty sponsor Dr. Kiyun Han.

 

Coal Hill: Morgan Reynolds (team of 4), "Pregnancy and the Effects of Periodontal Disease," faculty sponsor Dr. Bonnie Branson.

 

Fort Smith: Samantha Barnett (team of 2), “Petrographic and Biostratigraphic Analysis of a McKay Bay Member Mid-Silurian Knoll Reef in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula,” faculty sponsor Dr. Maurice Testa; Melanie Bradley, “The Adaptation and Creation of Genre in The Last of the Mohicans,” faculty sponsor Dr. Kevin Jones; Kellie Garner, “The Decline of Brick-and-Mortar Depository Institutions,” faculty sponsor Dr. Alejandro Pacheco; Hannah Holstead, “Genre Classifications of Shakespeare’s “First Folio” – Then and Now,” faculty sponsor Dr. Kimberly Robinson; Candace Janders (team of 2), “The COVID Effect on Student Achievement as Part of the Teacher Apprenticeship,” faculty sponsor Dr. Monica Riley; Raymundo Lara, “Nothing is Real: VFX Creating a New Reality,” faculty sponsor Cody Holt; Kelsey Webb (team of 4), “Pregnancy and the Effects of Periodontal Disease," faculty sponsor Dr. Bonnie Branson; Evan Wittig, “Electrochemical Biofilms for Drug Metabolite Synthesis,” faculty sponsor Dr. Charuksha Walgama.

 

Greenwood: Lauren Chitty, “Baseball Analysis Using the Markov Chain Model,” faculty sponsor Dr. Daiho Uhm; Jacob McLain, “Preliminary Mapping of Joints in the Middle-Pennsylvanian McAlester Formation in the Vicinity of Fort Smith, Arkansas,” faculty sponsor Dr. Dave Mayo; Joshua Merritt (team of 3), “Robot Automation Pandemic Integration Delivery System,” faculty sponsor Dr. Kiyun Han; Logan Pearson (team of 2), “Petrographic and Biostratigraphic Analysis of a McKay Bay Member Mid-Silurian Knoll Reef in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula,” faculty sponsor Dr. Maurice Testa; Mikaela Pschier (team of 2), “Mitrofanoff Procedure: A Case Study,” faculty sponsor Brandy Weidman; Katelyn Smith, “Novel Potential Small Molecule Therapeutics of SARS-CoV-2 Targeting Papain-like Protease,” faculty sponsor Dr. Souvik Banerjee.

 

Lavaca: Leslie Holland (team of 2), “The COVID Effect on Student Achievement as Part of the Teacher Apprenticeship,” faculty sponsor Dr. Monica Riley.

 

Lowell: Gen Torres (team of 4), “Pregnancy and the Effects of Periodontal Disease," faculty sponsor Dr. Bonnie Branson.

 

Mulberry: Paul Gambill, “IR Spectroscopy and Mass Spectrometry Investigations of Menthol: Acetic Acid Based Deep Eutectic Solvent,” faculty sponsor Dr. Mohammad Halim.

 

Paris: Alexis Dear, “2GZ8 Protease Targeted for Drug Repurposing through E-pharmacophore, Molecular Docking, and ADMET Based Screening,” faculty sponsor Dr. Souvik Banerjee.

 

Porum, OK: Tony Barnes (team of 2), “Mitrofanoff Procedure: A Case Study,” faculty sponsor Brandy Weidman.

 

Van Buren: Matt Boston, “Detection of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) in Drugs Using Screen Printed Electrodes,” faculty sponsor Dr. Charuksha Walgama; Adrian Cuevas (team of 2), “UAFS ParkBOT: An Autonomous Vehicle Identification Robot,” faculty sponsors Andrew Mackey and Israel Cuevas; Tera Elkins (team of 4), “Pregnancy and the Effects of Periodontal Disease," faculty sponsor Dr. Bonnie Branson; Haley Gilstrap (team of 3), “Robot Automation Pandemic Integration Delivery,” faculty sponsor Dr. Kiyun Han; Kyle Kelly (team of 2), “UAFS ParkBOT: An Autonomous Vehicle Identification Robot,” faculty sponsors Andrew Mackey and Israel Cuevas.

 

Date Posted: 
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
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https://news.uafs.edu/0
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