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St. Kate's students well-represented at National Conference on Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate research is prevalent at St. Kate's. Pictured above is the Women's Health Integrative Research Center (WHIR) where McGurran-Hanson and Zavala conducted research.
Undergraduate research is prevalent at St. Kate's. Pictured above is the Women's Health Integrative Research Center (WHIR) where McGurran-Hanson and Zavala conducted research.
Photo by Drew Sternal.

More than a dozen students from St. Catherine University are presenting at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse from April 11-13, 2013.

The undergraduate research abstracts that will be presented at the annual conference range from studies on anthropology and archeology, to psychology and exercise sciences. Student research will also touch on several hot topics, including the effects of medication on children with ADHD, proposed changes on eating orders in the DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, from the American Psychiatric Association), and the consequences of climate change.

The participating students and their corresponding research projects include:

  • The Influence of Perceived Exercise Intensity on Metabolism, Caloric Estimation, and Optimism, and Snack Choice
    Presentation by Gabrielle McGurran-Hanson and Hanan Zavala. Faculty Mentor is Mark Blegen.
    Time: 9 a.m. - 9:20 a.m., Thursday, April 11
    Location: Centennial 3105
  • Modeling the Game of Brain Cube
    Presentation by Kristal Jameson and Leslie Muzulu. Faculty Mentor is Kathy Radloff.
    Time: 2:15 p.m. - 2:35 p.m., Thursday, April 11
    Location: Centennial 3213
  • Effects of Stimulant Medication on Children with ADHD: Executive Functioning and Behavior Problems
    Presentation by Kelli Kenyon. Faculty Mentor is Art Sesma.
    Time: 2:45 p.m - 3:05 p.m., Thursday, April 11
    Location: Centennial 2305
  • Comparison of Attrition (Dental Wear), Abscessing, and Antemortem Tooth Loss in the Mimbres and Fort Ancient Period Populations
    Poster session by Jenna Horvat. Faculty Mentor is Marcella J. Myers.
    Time: 2:45 p.m. - 4:05 p.m., Thursday, April 11
    Location: Tripod 1 Side B
  • A Theological Response to the Poultry Industry
    Presentation by Rebecca Doucette. Faculty Mentor is Colleen Carpenter.
    Time: 3:05 p.m. - 3:25 p.m., Thursday, April 11
    Location: Centennial 2213
  • Interrelatedness and Creation: The Connection between Nature, God and Job
    Poster Session by Alexa Chihos. Faculty Mentor is Colleen Carpenter.
    Time: 4:15 p.m. - 5:35 p.m., Thursday, April 11
    Location:
    Tripod 48 Side B
  • Predictive Validity of Mortality in Proposed Eating Disorder Criteria for DSM-5
    Presentation by Jessica McManus. Faculty Mentor is Art Sesma.
    Time: 5:15 p.m. - 5:35 p.m., Thursday, April 11
    Location:
    Centennial 2310
  • Sperm Precedence in the Hermaphroditic Freshwater Snail, Helisoma Trivolvis
    Poster session by Morgan Wright. Faculty Mentory is Cynthia Norton.
    Time: 8:30 a.m. - 9:50 a.m., Friday, April 12
    Location:
    Tripod 21 Side A
  • Incorporating an Institutional Repository into the Research Cycle
    Presentation by Christy Hyke. Faculty Mentor is Emily Asch.
    Time:
    8:50 a.m. - 9:10 a.m., Friday, April 12
    Location:
    Centennial 1403
  • A Three-Step Synthesis of Benzoyl Peroxide
    Poster Session by Brenda Her. Faculty Mentor is James Wollack.
    Time: 3:30 p.m. - 4:50 p.m., Friday, April 12
    Location:
    Tripod 31 Side A
  • Synthesis of a Photoactivatable Non-natural Substrate for Protein Farnesyltransferase
    Presentation by Jennifer Rowe. Faculty Mentor is James Wollack.
    Time:
    3:30 p.m. - 3:50 p.m., Friday, April 12
    Location:
    Centennial 3205
  • Predicting the Effect of Climate Warming on Nitrogen Fixation and Its Ecological Consequences in Aquatic Ecosystems
    Presentation by Delorianne Sander. Faculty Mentor is Jill Welter.
    Time:
    3:30 p.m. - 3:50 p.m., Friday, April 12
    Location:
    Centennial 3101

All presentations and poster sessions will be held at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Admission is required. For more information, visit the National Conference on Undergraduate Research website.

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March 20, 2013 by Melissa Kaelin

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