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BSC & CU Students to Present Research Thursday, April 19

CONTACT: Dr. Rodney L. Klein, Assistant Professor of Psychology; Director, McNair Scholars Program

EDITORS, PLEASE NOTE: All mentors are from Concord unless noted otherwise. Student’s hometowns are in parentheses.

BSC & CU Students to Present Research Thursday, April 19

Athens, W.Va. – Students in the McNair Scholars program will present their research this Thursday, April 19 beginning at 12:45 p.m. through 4:15 p.m. in Marsh Hall, room A320. This is the 19th annual research symposium sponsored by the program. Some topics include researching the effects of sports video games on aggressive thoughts, feelings, and arousal levels in male college students and the effect of stress during certain infections.

The following students will be presenting.


Laura Canton (Bel Air, Md.) The Use of Macroinvertebrates as a Biological Indicator to Determine the Water Quality of an Urban West Virginia Stream; Mentor: Dr. Tom Ford, Assistant Professor of Biology

Sandra Rodgers (Beckley) Rembrandt’s Path to Master Painter; Mentor: Mr. Jack Sheffler, Assistant Professor of Art

Crystal Warner (Oak Hill) Social Impacts of Housing Development at the New River Gorge National River; Mentor: Dr. Roy Ramthun, Associate Professor of Travel Industry Management

ORAL PRESENTATIONS, 1:20 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Psychology Session: 1:20 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Kira Bailey (Huntington) Effects of Violence and Competition in Sports Video Games on Aggressive Thoughts, Feelings, and Physiological Arousal; Mentor: Dr. Rod Klein, Associate Professor of Psychology; McNair Director

Nick Massey (Princeton) Locus of Control and How it is Related to an Appalachian Population’s Health Beliefs; Mentor: Mr. Bob Rhodes, Assistant Professor of Psychology

Amanda Woods (Athens) Perceptions of Sexual Abuse Based on Sex and Gender Role in Undergraduate Students; Mentor: Dr. Karen Griffee, Associate Professor of Psychology

Biology Session: 2:05 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Patience Hall (Bluefield) Effect of Stress on Expression of Toll-Like Receptors (TLRs) 2 and 4 During Chlamydia Infection; Mentor: Dr. Tesfaye Belay, Bluefield State College, Assistant Professor of Research

Amanda Lawrence (Princeton) The Impact of Human Land Use on Fecal Coliform Levels in an Urban Cluster; Mentor: Dr. Tom Ford, Assistant Professor of Biology

Jessica Puckett (Princeton) Screening of Sorrel (Oxalis spp) for Antioxidant and Antibacterial Activity; Mentors: Dr. Darrell Crick, Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Dr. Darla Wise, Associate Professor of Biology

Geology/Chemistry/Education Session: 2:50 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Chivon Perry (Lewisburg) Stratigraphy of the Avis Limestone Member of the Hinton Formation, Athens; Mentor: Dr. David Matchen, Assistant Professor of Geology

Michelle Drake (Rosedale) Bioactivity of Extracts Prepared from Hieracium venosum; Dr. Darrell Crick, Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Ashley Williams (Lindside) Appalachian Females: Catalysts to Obtaining Doctorate Degrees; Mentor: Ms. Lethea Smith, Assistant Professor of Education


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