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McNair Scholars From BSC and CU Present Academic Research

McNair Scholars From BSC and CU Present Academic Research

Athens, W.Va. - The McNair Scholars Program hosted its 16th Biannual Symposium on Thursday, December 1 at Concord University. Fourteen Scholars presented their research to more than 30 attendees. This semester’s Symposium included both oral and poster presentation sessions from Scholars at Concord University and Bluefield State College (as noted below):

Lonnie Bowe from Coal City (Poster) – Detecting Plagiarism in Computer Science Programs; Mentor: Mr. James Johnston, Assistant Professor of Computer Science (Concord)

James Britt from Crab Orchard (Poster) – Momentum Investing and Sector Rotation with Fidelity Sector Funds; Mentor: Dr. Muhammad Islam, Professor of Finance (Concord)

Holly Damron from Oak Hill (Poster) – Translocation of Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase Pathways in Skeletal Muscle; Mentor: Dr. Darla Wise, Assistant Professor of Biology (Concord)

Jesse Farmer from Princeton (Poster) – The Modeling and Simulation of Sensor Data for an Intelligent Ground Robotic Vehicle; Mentors: Mr. Bruce Mutter, Associate Professor of Architectural Engineering Technology and Dr. Bob Riggins, Professor of Electrical Engineering Technology (Bluefield State College)

Jennifer Hedrick from Beckley (Poster) – Effects of Therapeutic Massage on an Individual’s Stress Levels; Mentors: Drs. Karen Griffee, Assistant Professor of Psychology and Darla Wise, Assistant Professor of Biology (Concord)

Aaron Hellems from Mt. Nebo (Poster) – The Role of Context in Response Generalization; Mentor: Dr. Rod Klein, Associate Professor of Psychology (Concord)

Samantha Lane from St. Albans (Poster) – Genetic Variation of Wood Cockroaches Cryptocercus spp. in Southern West Virginia; Mentors: Drs. Roger Sheppard, Professor of Biology and Darla Wise, Assistant Professor of Biology (Concord)

Nikki McCormick from Seth (Poster) – The Effects of Inclusion in Early Childhood Settings; Mentor: Dr. April Puzzuoli, Professor of Childhood Education (Concord)

Stacy Miller from Summersville (Poster) – Study of Factors Affecting the Distribution of Wood Roaches (Cryptocercus spp.); Mentor: Dr. Roger Sheppard, Professor of Biology (Concord)

Shelia Robinett from Princeton (Poster) – The Effects of Human Pheromones on the Sexual Behavior of Lesbians; Mentor: Ms. Chris Rock, Assistant Professor of Psychology (Concord)

Wendi Sopher from Beckley (Oral) – Playtime is Cancelled: The Effects of Free Play on Classroom Behavior; Mentor: Dr. Cheryl Trull, Associate Professor of Education (Concord)

Lisa Stansell from Lewisburg (Poster) – Before the Beginning: Crossing the Bridge Between Politics and Religion in the Elizabethan England; Mentor: Dr. Joseph Manzione, Assistant Professor of History (Concord)

Kathy Stress from Yukon (Oral) – The Psychological Effects of the Vietnam War; Mentor: Dr. Patricia Mulvey, Assistant Professor of History (Bluefield State College)

Amanda Woods from Charleston (Poster) – Perceptions of Sexual Abuse Based on Gender and Gender Role in Social Workers, Mentor: Ms. Chris Rock, Assistant Professor of Psychology (Concord)

For more information on the McNair Scholars Program, please contact Dr. Rod Klein at 1-304-384-5153.