UofM Student Researchers to Present Posters at State Capitol

February 15, 2019 - Each year, undergraduate researchers from across the state converge upon the state Capitol to share their projects with Tennessee legislators. This year, seven honors students from the University of Memphis will present their research projects during the Posters at the Capitol event in Nashville on Feb. 26. Legislators will be encouraged to meet students from their districts and see first-hand the exceptional research being conducted by Tennessee's undergraduates.

The UofM students, their presentations and faculty mentors are:

Abigail Chaffin, "Examining the Effects of Chronic Cannabinoid Activation on Mesolimbic Dopamine Release." Faculty Mentor: Dr. Deranda Lester, Psychology.

Kasyap Cherukuri, "Branched-Clusters as a Tissue-Engineered Solution to Articular Cartilage Regeneration." Faculty Mentor: Dr. Gary Bowlin, Biomedical Engineering.

Nathan Galloway, "A Student Documentary About the Meaning of Rivalry and Research into the Phenomenon." Faculty Mentor: Dr. Cody Havard, Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality & Resort Management.

Kamron Jafari, "Partially and Fully Anchored Shear Walls Under Cyclic Loading." Faculty Mentor: Dr. Charles Camp, Civil Engineering.

Xin Ju, "Determining the Difficulty of Math Problems from Surface Linguistic Features." Faculty Mentor: Dr. Alistair Windsor, Mathematical Sciences.

Robyn Pennella, "Examining the Effects of Social Interaction and Nicotine Exposure on Mesolimbic Dopamine Functioning in Mice." Faculty Mentor: Dr. Deranda Lester, Psychology.

Quvilo Sherrod, "Acute Biomechanical and Performance Effects of Training with the iTrainFundamentals." Faculty Mentor: Dr. Max Paquette, School of Health Studies.

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. For more information on the posters event or the Honors College, call 901.678.2690.