Summer 2013 Research Roundup

Posted August 21, 2013

ACU Undergraduate Researchers have been busy this summer working on a 
variety of projects. Over 50 students from at least 12 departments 
participated in research supported, in part, by Pursuit Research 
Grants and 
Office of Undergraduate Research Summer Stipend 
Research work, some carried out in conjunction with the McNair Scholars 
program, was conducted 
literally from one side of the country to the other, from New York to 

Agricultural and Environmental Sciences: Student Darryll Morely and Dr. 
Michael Nicodemus have been studying wildlife on Dyess Air Force Base.

Biblical Studies: Several students, including John Kern, Darren Hughes, 
Joshua Brandon and Gloria Paul have been working with faculty on several 
research projects.

Biology: Approximately 10 students have worked with 3 faculty in research 
labs at ACU. In addition, Dr. Tom Lee, Dr. Josh Brokaw and Dr. Qiang Xu 
took students to do on-site research in Michigan, California and around 

Chemistry and Biochemistry: Eleven students and 5 faculty participated in 
on-going research projects at ACU.

Communication and Sociology: Dylan Brugman and Amanda Rigby worked with 
Drs. Suzie Macaluso and Lynette Sharp-Penya in examining gender-role 
attitudes in religious affiliations.

Education: Dr. Andrew Huddleston and student Tara Lowe were studying 
administrators’ and teachers’ responses to high stakes testing.

Management Sciences: Levi Ritchie and Dr. Ryan Jessup were studying the 
effect of too much choice.

Nursing: Matthew Molina and Dr. Anita Broxson studied parent attitudes 
towards immunizations.

Engineering and Physics: Students and faculty worked on research projects 
at ACU, Brookhaven National Laboratories in New York, and the FermiLab near 

Psychology: Caitlyn Spain and Dr. Jennifer Shewmaker studied the effect 
of gendered toys.

Social Work: Karli Southward and Kylee Craggett worked with Dr. Stephen 
Baldridge studying the role of technology in higher education.


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