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Reporter: Colleen Wright
PORTALES – Forty-four students from five universities participated in this year's 28th annual Student Research Conference at Eastern New Mexico University. Of the 12 winners, nine were from ENMU. Winners received $150 each.
Universities participating were Eastern New Mexico University, New Mexico Highlands University, Texas Tech University, New Mexico State University, and West Texas A&M University.
Each contestant was asked to present their research on the topic they chose for 10 minutes. Following the presentation there was a five-minute question and answer session. The panel of judges was made up of instructors.
ENMU students that won the competition, and their topics, were: Jingyi Yang of Chang Sha City Hunan Province, China, "Confucianism: Rotto of Chinese Business Culture;" Britt Hochhausler of Albuquerque, "Internet in Communication: Hero or Monster;" Teresa Coronado of Whitehall, Mich., "The Theatre as Pulpit: Lessons in Morality from a Women Killed With Kindness;" Lisa Moyer of Roswell, "Las Primeras Comidas de Las Aztecas, y la Relacion Entre la Comida;"
Diana Cordova of Clovis, "Marianela y Galdos;" Andrew Sutton of Los Alamos, "Playing with the Turing Test: An Experiment with Artificial Intelligence;" Chad Lyden of Albuquerque, "The Physics Behind the Three-Point Shot;" Terry Burch of Melrose, "Gaussian Elimination Requirements for a Solution to a Problem;" Vaneta Gregory of Muleshoe, Texas, "Coping Strategies in the Aftermath of National Tragedy."