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U of M Honors Students Will Present Research at State Capitol Feb. 12

For release: January 23, 2014
For press information, contact Gabrielle Maxey, 901/678-2843

Seven Honors students from the University of Memphis will present their research projects during the Posters at the Capitol event in Nashville on Feb. 12.

Undergraduate students from universities across the state will present their research through posters in the lobby of the state Capitol. Legislators will be encouraged to meet students from their districts and see first-hand the exceptional research being conducted by Tennessee’s outstanding undergraduates.

The U of M students, their presentations and faculty mentors are: 

Joshua Canterbury, senior economics/philosophy major from Memphis, “Dog Bite Related Fatalities: The Weather Effect,” Dr. Andrew Hussey;

Damian Coomes, senior psychology major from Woodbury, Tenn., “Cerebellar Modulation of Striatal and Accumbal Dopamine Efflux in Mutant and Wildtype Lurcher Mice Relevance to Autism Spectrum Disorder,” Dr. Charles Blaha;

William King, senior biomedical engineering major from Chattanooga, “The Measurement of CO2 in Urine to Guide the Treatment of Patients in Septic Shock: Development of a Protocol,” Dr. Erno Lindner and Dr. Bradford Pendley;

Nicholas Mastron, senior political science/economics/international studies/history major from Memphis, “The Show Must Go On: A Comparative Analysis of German and the United Kingdom to the 2008 Global Financial Crisis,” Dr. Matthias Kaelberer;

Patrick McNicholas, senior psychology major from Murfreesboro, Tenn., “Does Temporal Awareness Affect Performance?,” Dr. Jeffrey Berman; Breya Walker, senior psychology major from Memphis, “Effect of Experience and Age of Exposure on Japanese Discrimination Between /\/ and /r/ Phonemes: An ERP study,” Dr. Frank Andrasik; and Grace Waters, senior biomedical engineering/mathematical sciences major from Hermitage, Tenn., “Design of a Motorized Computer Arm for a Client with Quadriplegia,” Dr. Joel Bumgardner.

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 on the posters event or the Honors Program, call 901-678-2690.

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