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Students Share Their Research at 2012 Interdisciplinary Research Symposium


IRS 2012Catawba College students from various disciplines shared their diverse research projects during the 2012 Interdisciplinary Research Symposium held Thursday, April 26 in the Leonard Lounge of the Cannon Student Center. Faculty, staff and students on campus dropped by during the two-hour event to listen and learn from these students.

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As usual, Catawba faculty members served as research advisors, and in some cases, co-authors, of the projects. Academic areas represented included athletic training, biology, chemistry, honors, modern foreign languages, and psychology.

Following is a list of presentations that were on display, along with the names of those students and faculty members who were involved in the research for them (view abstract details):

ATHLETIC TRAINING

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  • May Thurner Syndrome: A Case Report
    Alissa Foote; Research Advisor: Dr. James Hand

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  • Do Athletes Feel Confident and Secure When Wearing a Functional Knee Brace When Performing in Their Primary Sport?
    Rebecca Shomo; Research Advisor: Dr. James HandIRS 2012

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  • The Link Between Alzheimer's Disease and Head Injuries
    Lindsay Smith; Research Advisor: Dr. James Hand

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  • Rotator Cuff Injuries and the Pitching Mechanism: Is there a Correlation?
    Lauren Teodorovici; Research Advisor: Dr. James Hand

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BIOLOGY

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  • Photomicrography - Cell Biology Spring 2012
    Savanna Athey; Coauthors: Adrienne Barnhardt, Meredith Brown, Jonathan Cooley, Jackie Davis, Jeremy DeWolf, Lori Fraley, Ashley Freeze, Jacob Hill, Maggie Keeble, Hannah Kovach, Justin Smith, Carley Tatum, Renee Welfare, Amanda Williams; Research Advisor: Dr. Steve Coggin

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  • Changes in Composition of Coral Larvae Exposed to Different Levels of Carbon Dioxide
    Jessica Bound; Coauthors: Dr. Constance Rogers-Lowery; Research Advisor: Dr. Constance Rogers-Lowery

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  • Analyses of the Spread of the Invasive Bradford Pear (Pyrus calleryana Decene.) in the Catawba College Ecological Preserve
    Sarah Moore; Research Advisor: Dr. Michael J BaranskiIRS 2012

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  • The Germination Ecology of the Federally Endangered Michauxii Sumac (Rhus michauxii, Anacardiaceae) including Endozoochory
    Jeremy Proctor & Renee Welfare; Research Advisor: Dr. Jay Bolin

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  • Metabolic Response to Ocean Acidification in the Colonial Cnidarian Hydractinia symbiolongicarpus
    Amanda G. Williams; Coauthors: Dr. Constance Rogers-Lowery; Research Advisor: Dr. Constance Rogers-Lowery

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CHEMISTRY

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  • Separation and Quantification of 5 Sunscreen Components Using HPLC Analysis
    Alan Burgess and Lori Fraley; Research Advisor: Dr. Mark Sabo

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  • Temperature and Carbon Dioxide Effects on Carbonic Anhydrase in Aiptasia spp.
    Rachel Cone; Research Advisor: Dr. Constance Rogers-Lowery, Dr. Mark Sabo

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  • Understanding Rates of Corrosion, Diffusion of Corrosive Species, and Failure of Steel through Fluorescent Polymers in Thin Films
    Jacob Hill; Coauthors: Josh Hanna; Research Advisor: James W. Rawlins

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  • Effects of Oxide Layer Thickness on Wavelengths Reflected from Anodized Niobium Using AFM
    Blake Rushing; Research Advisor: Dr. Carol A. MiderskiIRS 2012

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  • Frescoes
    Michaela Boyd, Collette Riddle, and Jodye Carroll; Research Advisor: Dr. Carol Ann Miderski

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  • Metallic Art
    Mark Freeze, Jacqueline Loy, and Nic Richardson; Research Advisor: Dr. Carol Ann Miderski

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  • The Art of Glass
    Leana Guzman, Megan Bean, and Sydney Smith; Research Advisor: Dr. Carol Ann Miderski

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  • Dyes & Fibers – Cotton, Silk & Wool
    Haley Lanier, Taylar Whittlesey, and Danielle Rivera; Research Advisor: Dr. Carol Ann Miderski

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  • Early Photography Methods
    Annabelle Prince and Savannah Tomlinson; Research Advisor: Dr. Carol Ann Miderski

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HONORS

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  • Would the Cream Still Rise?  An Evaluation of Upward Bound
    Julie Gilley; Research Advisor: Dr. Gary Freeze

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  • Asia vs. the IMF: Why the Countries Fought Back
    Sarah Matulis; Research Advisor: Eric Hake, Janice Fuller, Jason Hunt

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  • What Are You Wearing? Major Theories of Dress, Past and Present
    Claire Robinson; Research Advisor: Dr. Beth HomanIRS 2012

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  • Determinants of Proenvironmental Behavior in College Students
    Sarah Robinson; Research Advisor: Dr. Sheila Brownlow

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MODERN FOREIGN LANGAUGE  (Spanish)

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  • El Camino de Santiago
    Tracy Brown; Research Advisor: Dr. Miren Hodgson

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  • The Golden Age
    Madelin Contreras; Research Advisor: Dr. Miren Hogdson

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  • The Spanish Civil War
    Karina Hernandez; Research Advisor: Dr. Miren Hodgson

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  • The Discovery of American Crops and their Impact on the World
    Donald McIntyre; Research Advisor: Dr. Miren Hodgson

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  • The Role of the Spanish Inquisition throughout the 15th-19th Centuries
    Chelsea Starr; Research Advisor: Dr. Miren HodgsonIRS 2012

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PSYCHOLOGY

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  • Does Author Ethnicity Matter to the Evaluation of Blog Posts?
    David R Bowling; Coauthors: Jennifer McDonnell; Research Advisor: Dr. Sheila Brownlow

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  • The High Cost of Cheap: Music Downloads and Song Liking
    Megan Howard; Coauthors: Alec Thompson; Research Advisor: Dr. Sheila Brownlow

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  • Judgments of Children's Transgressions as a Function of Ethnicity
    Katherine Zink; Coauthors: Maura Pantone, Michelle Lyons; Research Advisor: Dr. Sheila Brownlow

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View the detailed abstracts from the 2012 Interdisciplinary Research Symposium.


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