McNair Scholars Attend Research Conference in Wisconsin
Athens, W.Va. - Nine McNair Scholars represented Concord University at the 14th Annual National McNair Research Conference in Wisconsin in early November. Conference attendees had an opportunity to network with fellow McNair Scholars, attend a graduate school fair, participate in a fireside chat with Carl McNair (brother of Dr. Ronald McNair) and present their research. Dr. Rod Klein (McNair Director) and the Scholars also briefly visited downtown Chicago hotspots such as the Second City Comedy Club and the infamous Billy Goat Grill.
The following Concord Scholars attended (their research topics are noted):
Lonnie Bowe from Coal City: Detecting Plagiarism in Computer Science Programs
Holly Damron from Oak Hill: Translocation of a Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase Pathways in Skeletal Muscle
Jennifer Hedrick from Beckley: Effects of Therapeutic Massage on an Individual’s Stress Levels
Samantha Lane from St. Albans): Genetic Variation of Wood Cockroaches Crytocercus spp., in Southern West Virginia
Stacy Miller from Summersville: Study of Factors Affecting the Distribution of Wood Roaches (Cryptocercus spp.)
Tabitha Newman from Providence, Ky.: Same-Sex Marriage: An Exploratory Study of the Relationship Between Religious Beliefs and Views on Marriage in a College Population
Shelia Robinett from Princeton: Effects of Human Pheromones on the Sexual Behavior of Lesbians
Lisa Stansell from Lewisburg: Before the Beginning: Crossing the Bridge Between Politics and Religion in Elizabethan England
Amanda Woods from Charleston: Perceptions of Sexual Abuse Based on Gender and Gender Role in Social Workers
Holly Damron and Tabitha Newman presented their research orally whereas Lonnie Bowe, Jennifer Hedrick, Samantha Lane, Stacy Miller and Lisa Stansell presented posters. Shelia Robinett and Amanda Woods of the Concord Psychology Department participated in conference activities.
For more information on the McNair Scholars Program, please contact Dr. Rod Klein at 1-304-384-5153.