UofM Honors Students Will Present Research at National Conference

April 4, 2016- Thirteen University of Memphis honors students will present their research projects at the National Conference for Undergraduate Research (NCUR), which will be held from April 7-9 at the University of North Carolina Asheville.

Since its inception in 1987, NCUR has become a major annual event drawing more than 3,000 undergraduates, faculty and administrators to hear and discuss undergraduate scholarly and creative work. The UofM students and their projects are:

Emily Adamic, a senior exercise and sport science major from Alberta, Canada, "Does Exercise Training Protect the Heart and Kidneys during Uremia?" Her faculty mentor is Dr. Chad Touchberry.

Justin Brooks, a junior exercise and sport science major from Medon, Tenn., "Reactive Stepping Training to Improve Balance Performance in Older Adults." His faculty mentor is Dr. Max Paquette.

Allison Fetz, a senior biomedical engineering major from Cordova, "Evaluating Human Neutrophil Netosis Upon Interaction With Electrospun Tissue Regeneration Templates." Her faculty mentor is Dr. Gary Bowlin.

Abigail Gardiner, a junior biology major from Huntsville, Ala., "Monte Carlo Simulations of the Chromatography of Ring Polymers Compared to Linear Polymers." Her faculty mentor is Dr. Yongmei Wang.

Seth Harden, a senior history and English major from Jackson, Tenn., "'A New Found Golgotha:' Puritan Perspectives on Violence in Native American New England, 1630-1704." His faculty mentor is Dr. Christine Eisel.

Brandon Keys, a senior biomedical engineering major from Austin, Texas, "Variability in Joint Coordination Patterns During Walking Among Subjects with ACL Reconstructed Knees." His faculty mentor is Dr. John Williams.

David Levine, a senior biomedical engineering major from Collierville, "Molecular Dynamic Simulations of Nucleic Acid-Polycation Complexation and Decomplexation." His faculty mentor is Dr. Yongmei Wang.

Kendall Major, a senior management major from Lakeland, "Genetic Diversity and Population Structure in the Clonal Trillium Recurvatum." Her faculty mentors are Dr. Jennifer Mandel and Dr. James Moore.

Elysia Masters, a senior biomedical engineering major from Ontario, Canada, "Modeling Elution of Cis 2-decenoic Acid From Phosphatidylchoine Coatings." Her faculty mentor is Dr. Amber Jennings.

Justin Price, a senior psychology major from Memphis, "Approaching the Unknowable Divine: The Role of Maimonides' Negative Theology in Aquinas and Eckhart." His faculty mentor is Dr. Mark A. Kaplowitz.

Corinna Rankin, a senior dietetics major from Memphis, "Homemade Vegan and Gluten-Free Breakfast Bars." Her faculty mentor is Dr. Lisa Smith.

Hunter Rhodes, a senior philosophy and English major from Cordova, "The Apostle, the Rock and the Resurrection." His faculty mentor is Dr. Brad McAdon.

Anqi Wang, a junior hospitality and resort management, Asian studies and international trade major from Shanghai, China, "Selection Criteria of Hospitality Programs: A Comparison of Undergraduate and Graduate International Students." Her faculty mentor is Dr. Eun-Kyong "Cindy" Choi.

The Helen Hardin Honors Program provides support for students to present their research, creative works and community-based learning projects at regional and national conferences. For more information concerning the Helen Hardin Honors Program, call 901-678-2690.

FOR MORE INFORMATION
Gabrielle Maxey
901.678.2135
gmaxey@memphis.edu