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On April 8, 2015, 142 presenters showcased their research at Greehey Arena, and 362 people attended the event. Four presenters were visitors from local high schools. A total of 204 students were listed on posters. The winners:

Greehey School of Business

  1. Angela Rizzo (Honors Thesis) – Hot Topics in Reinsurance: Emerging Niche Markets
  2. Matt Banner, Elijah Lopez, Nancy Rangel, Kirby Gorzell – Oil: Fluctuations and the Future
    Mentor: Feng Zhang, Ph.D.
  3. Mark Perez, John (JT) Calderola, Angel Carrillo, Archie Ramos, Luis Marquez, Burt Burr
    Revisiting the U.S.-Cuba Embargo Over 50 Years Later
    Mentor: Feng Zhang, Ph.D.

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Humanities

  1. Hannah Garcia (McNair Scholar) – The Influence of Music on African-American Social and Political Movements
    Mentor: Charles Cotrell, Ph.D.
  2. Celina Jacobson – Making Connections: The Memory of 2nd Lt. Joseph R. Rosar
    Mentor: Teresa Van Hoy, Ph.D.
  3. Alex Eakins, Jennifer Nunez – Digital humanities or humanities of the digital?
    Mentor: Alice Kersnowski, Ph.D.

Social Sciences

  1. Rachel Mialkowski – Therapeutic Tunes: What to Listen to When You Are Stressed?
    Mentor: Jillian Pierucci, Ph.D.
  2. Kevin Vallecillos, Edith Torres, Albert Garcia – Do Elliptical Trainers Accurately Estimate Energy Expenditure?
    Mentor: Mark Roltsch, Ph.D.
  3. Tyler Wright – The Relationship between Parenting Styles, Pessimism and Obesity

School of Science, Engineering and Technology

  1. Amy Adkins, Jesus Aleman – Force Required to Cinch the Tricuspid Annulus: an Ex vivo study
    Mentors: Shamik Bhattacharya, Ph.D., and Djaffer Ibaroudene Ph.D.
  2. Uchechukwu Ozoemena – The Role of β-Tubulins in Mitochondrial Fission
    Mentor: Veronica Contreras-Shannon, Ph.D.
  3. Martin Shaughnessy  – Ag Nanoparticle Nucleation Versus Shell Growth
    Mentor: Dmitriy Khon, Ph.D.

Graduate Studies

  1. Taryn Nasis, Counseling – Four Infographics Detailing Facets of Social Relationships
    Mentor: Carolyn Y. Tubbs, Ph.D.
  2. Heather Hahn, Counseling – The Difference in Wellness within Counselor Educators
    Mentor: Julie Strentzsch, Ph.D.
  3. Sonia Coutee, Marriage and Family Therapy – How do Latina Women Describe Co-Parenting Experiences After the Dissolution of a Relationship with a History of Intimate Partner Violence
    Mentor: Carolyn Y. Tubbs, Ph.D.

People’s Choice Award

  1. Mark Perez, John (JT) Calderola, Angel Carrillo, Archie Ramos, Luis Marquez, Burt Burr –
    Revisiting the U.S.-Cuba Embargo Over 50 Years Later
    Mentor: Feng Zhang, Ph.D.
  2. (Runners up) Matt Banner, Elijah Lopez, Nancy Rangel, Kirby Gorzell – Oil: Fluctuations and the Future
    Mentor: Feng Zhang, Ph.D.
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