2012 Undergraduate Research Festival Award Winners

Three (3) Outstanding Poster Presentations in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics:

Hillary Eichelberger and James Huddleston
When Being a Variant is Advantageous: A Role for Chromatin Remodeling After TBP Recruitment, Faculty Mentor: Dr. Sarah Lee, ACU Chemistry and Biochemistry

Charles Holt and Jacob Lowry
Phenyl Acrylate Synthesis, Faculty Mentor: Dr. Brian Cavitt, ACU Chemistry and Biochemistry

Jonathan Urbanczyk
Effect of Crystal Absence on Heat Resistance of Bacillus Spores in SEA and BHI, Faculty Mentor: Dr. Gary Wilson, McMurry University Biology

Two (2) Outstanding Poster Presentations in the Social Sciences, Humanities, and Arts:

Wiepie Rojas
Food Disparity: A Glance at the Navajo Reservation, Faculty Mentor: Dr. Michael Nicodemus, ACU Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Katie Thornton, Morgan Myer, and Elizabeth Ellery
The Monster of Sexualized Children's Media, Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jennifer Shewmaker, ACU Psychology

Three (3) Outstanding Oral Presentations in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics:

Allison Songstad
Global Gene Expression Analysis in the Mdr1a Knockout Rat, Faculty Mentor: Dr. Autumn Sutherlin, ACU Chemistry and Biochemistry

David Reynolds
Finding the Best Solution among Multiple Optimal Solutions, Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jason Holland, ACU Mathematics

Walker Nikolaus
Studying What's inside the Proton, Faculty Mentor: Dr. Rusty Towell, ACU Engineering and Physics

Three (3) Outstanding Oral Presentations in the Social Sciences:

Jared Perkins
Congregations in Community: An Analysis of the Effects of Congregation Location on Social Welfare Involvement, Faculty Mentor: Dr. Suzie Macaluso, ACU Sociology and Family Studies

Wiepie Rojas
"Gardening with Grace:" The Effectiveness of a Community Garden on Building Community, Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jonathan Camp, ACU Communication

Farron Salley
Framing Net Neutrality: The Media Coverage of Media Ownership, Faculty Mentor: Dr. Susan Lewis, ACU Journalism and Mass Communication

Three (3) Outstanding Oral Presentations in the Humanities and Arts:

Allye Foster
The Illusions of Sex on TV: The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Faculty Mentor: Dr. Lauren Lemley, ACU Communication

Austin Holt
What Happened to Lament?, Faculty Mentor: Dr. Glenn Pemberton, ACU Bible, Missions and Ministry

Margaret Moore
Constitutive Rhetoric and the Taqwacore Culture, Faculty Mentor: Dr. Lauren Lemley, ACU Communication