The first annual Advanced Research and Creative Highlights (ARCH) Symposium gets under way Monday, April 15th.
The symposium offers all Ozarks students a chance to showcase their hard work as well as affording the campus community an in depth look into student research. The event, which runs from April 15-18, is divided into three sections: oral presentations, visual arts, and poster presentations.
Prizes will be awarded in four categories: Outstanding, $200 awarded to awarded to the top presentation(s) regardless of discipline; Distinguished, $150 awarded to presenters in a discipline that has not received recognition as Outstanding; Achievement, $100 to be awarded to presenters in any discipline; and Merit, $50 awarded to presenters in any area.
A "People’s Choice" award will also be available. Audience members will be able to provide feedback and vote for their favorites following each section.
Oral presentations will be Monday, April 15 beginning at 6 p.m. in the Rogers Conference Center. Eighteen students will present research and projects from a wide variety of disciplines. There will be three presentations running simultaneously, so everyone is encouraged to map out the presentations they wish to attend in advance.
Visual arts presentations will be displayed in the Seay Student Center Purple and Gold Room on Wednesday, April 17 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Poster presentations will be displayed in the Rogers Conference Center from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 18th.
Fine Arts performances will take place on April 27. Details of the performances will be announced later this month.
A full schedule of events is below.
Oral Presentations - Monday, April 15
Time: 6:00 p.m.
|Caitlin Lambert, Sociology||"Critiques of Family Relationships in Invader Zim"||Dr. Jesse Weiss, Associate Professor of Sociology & Environmental Studies||Hanna Room|
|Ala’a Abu-Rmaileh, Accounting||Journey of Discovery: Asperger’s Syndrome||Betty Stockton, Coordinator of Autism Spectrum Disorder Services||Bruning Room|
|Lauren Ray, Environmental Studies||Activity of Mantled Howler Monkeys Associated with Location Within a Tree||Dr. Kim Van Scoy, Associate Professor of Life Science Education||Bean Room|
Time: 6:20 p.m.
|Scotti Burnside, Environmental Studies||Amazon: Study Abroad||Dr. Kim Van Scoy, Associate Professor of Life Science Education||Hanna Room|
|Amanda Rushing, Spanish||Organizing the Spanish Country Presentation||Dr. Bill Clary, Associate Professor of Spanish||Bruning Room|
|Paul Morgan, Composite Science and Chemistry||Mutations Induced by Gamma-radiation on the Wild Type Drosophila melanogaster||Dr. Salomón Itzá, Associate Professor of Physics||Bean Room|
Time: 6:40 p.m.
|Carlos Ramirez, Marketing and Art||Creare’s Promotion Strategy for the University of the Ozarks||Deb Sisson, Assistant Professor of Business & Accounting||Hanna Room|
|Alejandro Andino, Biology||Honduras, Moldova, and the U.S.: A Comparison of their Healthcare Systems||Dr. Sean Coleman, Professor of Biology||Bruning Room|
|Cason Ray, Accounting and Mary Wolfe, Early Childhood Education||Opportunities for High School Students to Learn about College||Phyllis Johnson, Assistant Professor of Business Education||Bean Room|
Time: 7:00 p.m.
|Tess Montgomery, Biology and Environmental Studies||A Pilot Study on Supplemental Dietary Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) on Mother’s Milk and Offspring Behavior||Dr. Frank Knight, Professor of Biology||Hanna Room|
Rachel Turner, Tamara Wilkett,
Jessica Robison, Jessica Prater,
Debbie Sosa, Maegan Bell,
and Callie Edwards, Early Childhood Education
|Reading Strategies: A Children’s How-To||Dr. Michael McManus, Assistant Professor of Education||Bruning Room|
|Melody Cochran, Music||Hildegard Von Bingen: The Hidden Treasure of Medieval Europe||Dr. Sharon Gorman, Walton Professor of Music & University Organist||Bean Room|
Time: 7:20 p.m.
|Elodie Adams, Biology and Secondary Education||Investigating Project-Based Inquiry Science in a Middle School Summer Camp||Dr. Kim Van Scoy, Associate Professor of Life Science Education||Hanna Room|
|Emily Toombs, Biology||Analysis of the Water Quality of the White and Buffalo Rivers||Dr. Sean Coleman, Professor of Biology||Bruning Room|
|Andrea Avalos, Physical Education and Strategic Communication||The Crossroads of the Fourth Estate: Where Art meets Craft||Susan Edens, Director of Broadcasting/RTV Instructor, KUOZ Channel 6 & KUOZ 100.5 Advisor||Bean Room|
Time: 7:40 p.m.
|Alejandro Cordoba, RTV and Strategic Communication||Backpack Journalism and Chateau Aux Arc||Susan Edens, Director of Broadcasting/RTV Instructor, KUOZ Channel 6 & KUOZ 100.5 Advisor||Hanna Room|
|Glendon Jenkins, Mathematics||Basic Computer Programming||Dr. Shaymaa Al-Shukri, Assistant Professor of Computer Science||Bruning Room|
|Stephen Adams, Mathematics||RSA, Malwares, and Algorithm||Dr. Matt Myers, Associate Professor of Mathematics||Bean Room|
Fine Arts Visual Arts Displays - Wednesday, April 17
Displayed from 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. in the Purple and Gold Room, Seay Student Center
|Presenter||Project Title||Mentor||Art Display Number|
|Carlos Ramirez, Marketing and Art||Hands of Ozarks||Tammy Harrington, Associate Professor of Art||A|
|Elizabeth di Paola, Art and Secondary Education||Loving Portraits||Tammy Harrington, Associate Professor of Art||B|
|Alejandro Andino, Biology||Ozarks, Home We Love||Emma Bottorff, Director of Campus Activities and Aerie Yearbook Advisor||C|
|Abby Kern, Art||A Sculptural Investigation of Various Aspects of the Human Condition||Dawn Holder, Assistant Professor of Art||D|
Poster Presentations - Thursday, April 18
Displayed from 9:00 a.m. - 7 p.m. in the Rogers Conference Center
|Presenter||Project Title||Mentor||Poster Number|
|Paul Morgan, Composite Science and Chemistry||Analysis of the Business Cycle from a Calculus Perspective||Robert Wofford, Associate Professor of Business & Economics||1|
|Glendon Jenkins, Mathematics||Schrödinger’s Cat’s Quantum Computation||Dr. Matt Myers, Associate Professor of Mathematics||2|
|Lauren Ray, Environmental Studies||Association Between Land Use and Butterfly Diversity Depends on Plant Family Composition||Dr. Kim Van Scoy, Associate Professor of Life Science Education||3|
|Ana Hernandez, Management/Administration and Environmental Studies||The Effects of Consumerism in Nature and in the Human Spirit||Dr. Douglas Jeffries, Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies||4|
|Morgan O’Neil, Political Science, English, and Environmental Studies||Environmental Ethics from Children’s Literature: A Look into Little House on the Prairie||Dr. Kim Van Scoy, Associate Professor of Life Science Education||5|
|Trent Ueunten, Environmental Studies||Distribution and Abundance of Semi-Aquatic Turtles in Johnson County, Arkansas||Dr. Kim Van Scoy, Associate Professor of Life Science Education||6|
|Paul Morgan, Composite Science and Chemistry||The Effects of 2-(4-morpholinoanilino)-6-cyclohexylamniopurine (Reversine) on the Regeneration of the Posterior end of the Eisenia fetida||Dr. Sean Coleman, Professor of Biology||7|
|Ana Hernandez, Composite Science and Chemistry||The Spark Initiative Project: Teaching the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs||Dr. Rickey Casey, Professor of Management and Business||8|
|Katie Kloepfer, Biology||A Pedigree Concerning Heart Disease and Cancer for Katie Kloepfer||Dr. Sean Coleman, Professor of Biology||9|
|Olivia Logan, Psychology of Human Behavior||The Benefits of Equine Assisted Therapy||Dr. Joel Hagaman, Assistant Professor of Psychology||10|
|Will Davenport, Biology||E. coli Contamination and its Resistance to Antibiotics and Detected Levels of Triclosan and 17β-Estradiol in the White and Buffalo Rivers||Dr. Sean Coleman, Professor of Biology||11|
|Jacob Brown, Undeclared||Disaster and Emergency Preparedness in the Ozarks Outdoors Program||Jamie Hedges, Director of Outdoor & Environmental Experiences||12|
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