Honors Students to Present at 2019 Southern Regional Honors Conference

 Students from the Helen Hardin Honors College will present their academic research at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Southern Regional Honors Council, which will be held in Memphis at the historic Peabody Hotel, March 28-March 30. 

The UofM students, their presentations and faculty mentors are: 

William Cain and Allison Fetz
Presentation: Fabrication and Characterization of Electrospun Polydioxanone and Its Co-Polymers
Faculty Mentor:  Dr. Gary Bowlin

Kasyap Cherukuri, Benjamin Minden-Birkenmaier, and Gary Bowlin, PhD
Presentation:Branched-Clusters as a Tissue-Engineered Solution to Articular Cartilage Regeneration
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Gary Bowlin

Sonia Hopkins
Presentation: Associations between Early Childhood Stress, Cognitive Functions, and Marijuana Use
Faculty Mentor: Dr. James Murphy

Kamron  Jafari
Presentation: Partially and Fully Anchored Wood-Framed Shear Walls under Cyclic Loading.
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Charles Camp 

Kelse  Matthews
Presentation: Predictors of Unhealthy Weight Control Behaviors in Adolescents: A Systematic Review
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Xu Jiang 

Jacob Parks
Presentation: Factors influencing coating uniformity: an analysis of phosphor coatings on aerogel, PDMS, and glass substrates
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Firouzeh Sabri

Robyn Pennella, Leslie A. Robinson, PhD, and Deranda Lester, PhD
Presentation: Examining the Effects of Social Interaction and Nicotine Exposure on Mesolimbic Dopamine Functioning in Mice
Faculty Mentors: Dr. Leslie Robinson and Dr. Deranda Lester 

Shelby Towers
Presentation: Examining the Effects of Environmental Enrichment on Mesolimbic Dopamine Release Associated with Addiction
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Deranda Lester.

The Helen Hardin Honors College provides support for students to present their research, creative works and community-based learning projects at regional and national conferences.