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The 34th Annual Student Research Conference scheduled for Tuesday, April
08 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. in the College of Business involved 44 presentations. Students competed for cash awards in 9 categories at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Students could enter research papers/projects in Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Communication Disorders, English, Hispanic Studies, Humanities & Social Sciences, Mathematics and Computer Sciences and Physical Sciences.
The winners in the 2008 Student Research Conference by category are in Business Jay Cheney an undergraduate working with Dr. David Hemley; in Communication Tamara Palmer a graduate student working with Dr. Anthony Schroeder; in Communication Disorders Barbara Myers a graduate student working with Dr. Suzanne Swift; in English Courtney Foley an undergraduate student working with Jonathan Wilson, and Laura Holder a graduate student working with Dr. Linda Sumption. The top paper in Hispanic Studies was Jessica Yi with Dr. Jose Recinos her research advisor; in Humanities & Social Sciences Erin Enright a graduate student in Anthropology whose research advisor is Dr. Kathy Durand; and Gabriel Sena & Felicia Cantwell undergraduates working with Dr. Rosemary Bahr; in Math/Computer Sciences Krishnan Sundararaman a graduate student working with Dr. Brian Pasko, and Juan Orozco and Alejandro Vaca undergraduates working with Dr. Allamehzadeh; in Physical Sciences Roger Williams with Dr. Juchao Yan research advisor, and Ashakiran Parvathaneni a graduate student working with Dr. Juchao Yan; in the Biological Sciences it was Johnny Sena a graduate student working with Dr. Zhiming Liu, and Alexandra Brooks an undergraduate working with Dr.
The presentation of awards was made at the annual banquet. This year's speaker was Dr. Kathy Roler Durand, Assocaite Professor and Chair of Anthropology and Applied Archeology. The title of her presentation "Sinking Your Teeth into Research: Using Discrete Dental Traits to Trace Migration Patterns in the Prehistoric American Southwest."
The Student Research Conference was started by a group of concerned faculty in 1974. Dr. Ram Sharma, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry served as the coordinator of the event until his retirement in 1998.
The 2008 SRC committee members are Dr. Mary Anaya, Dr. Rosemary Bahr, Dr. Tom Brown, Dr. Bill Brunsen, Dr. Newton Hilliard, Dr. Ollie Oviedo, Dr. Suzanne Swift and Dr. Anthony Schroeder the coordinator of the conference.