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Students Conduct Research: Violence in Sports Video Games, Geological Analysis, and More

CONTACT: Lisa Karnes, McNair Program Administrative Assistant

Students Conduct Research: Violence in Sports Video Games, Geological Analysis, and More

Athens, W.Va. – The McNair Program will host its 18th Biannual McNair Scholars Symposium on Thursday, November 30, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Marsh Hall, room A320. At least 13 Scholars will have an opportunity to present their research on a wide variety of topics including violence in sports video games, water quality, geological analysis of the Hinton (rock) Formation, how color can affect health food packaging, and more.

The following presentations will be made in a poster format from 1:15 p.m. to 2 p.m.:

Concord University student Kira Bailey from Huntington – The Effects of Violence and Competition in Sports Video Games on Aggressive Thoughts, Feelings, and Physiological Arousal; Mentors: Drs. Bob Astur and Rod Klein

Concord University student Laura Canton from 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

Concord University student Jodie Cox from Sophia – Children’s Books: Beyond the Pages; Mentor: Mr. Fernando Porras

Bluefield State College student Patience Hall from Bluefield – Gene Expression Profiles of Toll-like Receptors 2 and 4 During Chlamydia Infection in a Mouse Model; Mentor: Dr. Tesfaye Belay

Concord University student Michelle Drake from Rosedale, Va. – Bioactivity of Extracts Prepared from Hieracium venosum; Mentor: Dr. Darrell Crick

Concord University student Amanda Lawrence from Princeton – The Impact of Human Land Use on Fecal Coliform Levels in an Urban Cluster; Mentor: Dr. Tom Ford

Concord University student Nicholas Massey from Princeton – Locus of Control and How it is Related to an Appalachian Population’s Health Beliefs; Mentor: Mr. Bob Rhodes

Concord University student Chivon Perry from Lewisburg – Stratigraphy of the Avis Limestone Member in the Hinton Formation, Athens; Mentor: Dr. David Matchen

Concord University student Jessica Puckett from Princeton – Screening of Sorrel (oxalis spp) for Cytotoxic, Antioxidant, and Antibacterial Activity; Mentor: Dr. Darla Wise

Concord University student Ashley Williams from Lindside – Appalachian Females: Catalysts to Obtaining Doctorate Degrees; Mentor: Ms. Lethea Smith

Concord University student Amanda Woods from Athens – Perceptions of Sexual Abuse Based on Sex and Gender Role Among Undergraduate Students; Mentor: Dr. Karen Griffee

Oral presentations will be made by the following students from 2:15 p.m. to 3 p.m. The presentations will be based on research conducted by the students.

Concord University student Lonnie Bowe from Coal City – Using Software Metrics to Detect Plagiarism in Programming Assignments; Mentor: Mr. Jim Johnston

Concord University student Lisa Stansell from Lewisburg – All the Queen’s Men: The Translators of the King James Version of the Bible; Mentor: Dr. Joseph Manzione

Concord University student Justin Davis from Coal City – Consumer Perception of Color in Health-Related Food Packaging; Mentor: Dr. Kendra Boggess


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