2015 URCA Conference Presentations

Social Sciences Division

  • “Romancing your eyeballs: fireside relaxation and why we watch stuff” – Melinda Carr and Dr. Christopher Lynn
  • “Prevalence of feeding difficulty in children with suspected Autism Spectrum Disorder in Alabama” – Elizabeth Henderson and Dr. Memorie Gosa
  • “Web-based supreme court opinion analyzer” – Daniel Klein and Dr. Joseph Smith

Mathematics and Natural Sciences Division

  • “Peptide supercharging using chromium ions in mass spectrometry” – Ryan Hacherl and Dr. Carolyn Cassady
  • “Genotype-by-environment interactions of chronic stress from sleep deprivation and metabolic syndrome in Drosophila melanogaster” – Rodger Moore and Dr. Laura Reed
  • “The role of neurotransmission in amyloidbeta neurotoxicity” – Samuel Scopel and Dr. Guy Caldwell
  • “Investigation of dopamine neuron degeneration as a consequence of microbiome-derived bacteria” – Samuel Stanley and Dr. Kim Caldwell
  • “Automated tree crown delineation from visual 3D imagery acquired from unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and photogrammetric analyses” – Austin Pinkerton and Dr. Eben Broadbent
  • “A “Woof! Woof!” worldview: Creating comprehensive educational materials for the American dog owner” – Mackenzie Branco and Dr. Catherine Roach
  • “Synthesis of improved metallo prodrugs that are pH and light sensitive” – Katlyn Hughes and Dr. Elizabeth Papish

Awards

Oral Presentations Division of Social Sciences

  • 1st Place (Dr. Laura Busenlehner Award): “A web-based tool for exploring supreme court opinions”- Daniel Klein, Computer Science; Faculty Mentor: Joseph Smith, Political Science

Oral Presentations Division of Natural Science and Mathematics

  • 4th Place:Mass spectrometry of biological peptides”- Ryan Hacherl, Chemistry; Faculty Mentor: Carolyn Cassady, Chemistry

Poster Presentations Division of Natural Science and Mathematics

  • 4th Place: “Investigation of dopamine neuron degeneration as a consequence of microbiome-derived bacteria”- Sam Stanley, Biological Sciences Bryan Martinez, Biological Sciences; Faculty Mentor: Kim Caldwell, Biological Sciences