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2015-2016 Awards

The Graduate School is proud of our students' accomplishments. Here you'll find a list of student presentations sponsored by the Graduate School.

Last Updated on May 5, 2016.

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American Studies

Elizabeth Fassih
Sponsor: Dr. Mia Moody-Ramirez

"Citizen Framing of Wendy Davis on Twitter, Tumblr, and Pinterest"
Southwest Education Council for Journalism and Mass Communication
Ft. Worth, Texas. November 6-7, 2015.

"Connotations of Iranians and Persians in the U.S."
American Studies Association of Texas
Huntsville, Texas. November 12-14, 2015.

"Connotations of Iranians and Persians in the U.S."
Association of Educators in Journalism and Mass Communication
Norman, Oklahoma. February 26-27, 2016.

Biology

Michael Cotten
Sponsor: Dr. Cheolho Sim

"Differential Transcript Expression of the Microfilariae of Brugia Pahangi in the Mosquito Culex Pipiens"
64th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. October 25-29, 2015.

Stephen Cook
Sponsor: Dr. Ryan King

"Temporal beta diversity of benthic macroinvertebrate communities declines along a stream phosphorus gradient"
Society of Freshwater Sciencee
Sacramento, California. May 21-26, 2016.

David Kang
Sponsor: Dr. Cheolho Sim

"Comparative Transcriptomics Reveals Key Gene Expression Differences Between Diapausing and Non-Diapausing Culex Pipiens"
64th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. October 25-29, 2015.

Sungshil Kim
Sponsor: Dr. Cheolho Sim

"Mating Behavior and Female Dependent Stenogamy in Culex Pipiens Biotypes"
64th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. October 25-29, 2015.

Zhongqiang Qiu
Sponsor: Dr. Myeongwoo Lee

"Molecular Analysis of Caenorhabditis Elegans Pat-3 Integrin Mutant Reveals its Links to Unfolded Protein Response"
Southwest Regional Society for Developmental Biology
Dallas, Texas. October 2-4, 2015.

Caleb Robbins
Sponsor: Dr. Ryan King

"Litter species influences whole-stream mesocosm nutrient uptake and breakdown response to shading"
Society of Freshwater Sciencee
Sacramento, California. May 21-26, 2016.

Moncie Wright
Sponsor: Dr. Ryan S. King

"Presence of Grazing Organisms can Amplify the Negative Effects of Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles on Stream Periphyton Communities"
Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 2015 Annual Meeting
Salt Lake City, Utah. November 1-6, 2015.

Biomedical Studies

Benjamin Castellon
Sponsor: Dr. Cole Matson

"Natural Organic Matter and the Presence of Gulf Killifish (Fundulus grandis) Embryos Alters Dissolution and Aggregation Properties of Copper Oxide Nanoparticles in Estuarine Water"
2015 SETAC-South Central Regional Chapter Spring Meeting
Lafayette, Louisiana. May 28-30, 2015.

"Effects of Natural Organic Matter on Copper Oxide Nanoparticle Dissolution and Biouptake Kinetics in Gulf Killifish (Fundulus grandis) Embryos"
Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry North America Annual Meeting
Salt Lake City, Utah. November 1-6, 2015.

Brett Harper
Sponsor: Dr. Touradj Solouki

"Extracting Collision Cross-sections of Ion Mobility Unresolved Isomers Using Tandem Mass Spectrometry and Chemometric Deconvolution"
63rd ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics
St. Louis, Missouri. May 31-June 4, 2015.

"1. Saliva Characterization for Non-invasive and Rapid Biomaker Analysis Using Ion Mobility-Mass Spectrometry; 2. Spray Pump Ionization: A Simple-to-use and Low Cost Ionization Technique for Regulatory and Formulation Mass Spectrometry Analysis of Pharmaceuticals"
Pan Africa Chemistry Network Congress 2015: Healthcare: From Discovery to Delivery
Nairobi, Kenya, Africa. November 17-19, 2015.

Samantha Hodges
Sponsor: Dr. Joaquin Lugo

"Effects of MRK-016 on Amyloid-Induced Learning Deficits in Mice in Contextual Conditioning Paradigm"
Society of Neuroscience
Chicago, Illinois. October 16-21, 2015.

"Deletion of fmr-1 Results in Both Sex-Specific and Age-Dependent Changes in Behavior"
2016 UT-Dallas UC Berkeley Symposium: Reprogramming the Brain to Health
Dallas, Texas. April 14, 2016.

Ching Yee Leung
Sponsor: Dr. Myeongwoo Lee

"Molecular Analysis of Caenorhabditis Elegans Pat-3 Integrin Mutant Reveals its Links to Unfolded Protein Response"
2015 Society for Developmental Biology Southwest Regional Meeting
Dallas, Texas. October 2-4, 2015.

Samuel Odutola
Sponsor: Dr. Mary Lynn Trawick

"Pre-clinical Evaluation of the Vascular Disrupting Activity of OXi8006 in Activated Endothelial Cells and its Prodrug OXi8007 in Breast Tumor Xenografts"
2015 CPRIT Conference
Austin, Texas. November 9-10, 2015.

"Investigation of the Mechanism of Inhibition of Cruzain by Thiosemicarbazone Compunds"
Texas Enyzme Mechanisms Conference
Austin, Texas. January 8-9, 2016.

Elias Oziolor
Sponsor: Dr. Cole Matson

"Detailing the Evolved Resistance to PCBs and PAHs in Gulf Killifish (Fundulus Grandis) from Galveston Bay, Texas, USA"
Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry South-Central Regional Meeting
Lafayette, Louisiana. May 28-30, 2015.

"Detailing the Evolved Resistance to PCBs and PAHs in Gulf Killifish (Fundulus grandis) from Galveston Bay, Texas, USA"
Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry-North America Meeting
Salt Lake City, Utah. November 1-5, 2015.

"Evolved Resistance to PCBs and PAHs in Gulf killifish (Fundulus grandis) from Galveston Bay, Texas, USA"
Young Environmental Scientists Meeting
Gainesville, Florida. February 28-March 4, 2016.

Sanez Rasouli
Sponsor: Dr. Bryan Shaw

"Modifying Native and Fibrillar SOD1 by Small Anhydrides Inhibits Fibrillization and Destabilizes Its Amyloid Forms"
250th American Chemical Society Conference
Boston, Massachusetts. August 16-20, 2015.

Gregory Smith
Sponsor: Dr. Joaquin Lugo

"Characterization of Neonatal Ultrasonic Vocalization Behavior and Neurodevelopment Signaling after Kainate-Induced Seizures in Mice"
Society for Neuroscience 2015
Chicago, Illinois. October 17-21, 2015.

"Deletion of fmr-1 Results in Both Sex-Specific and Age-Dependent Changes in Behavior"
2016 UT-Dallas UC Berkeley Symposium: Reprogramming the Brain to Health
Dallas, Texas. April 14, 2016.

Baylor Steele
Sponsor: Dr. Bryan Brooks

"Comparative Behavioral Toxicology of Two Common Fish Models"
SOT 26th Annual Meeting
New Orleans, Louisiana. March 13-17, 2016.

"Deletion of fmr-1 Results in Both Sex-Specific and Age-Dependent Changes in Behavior"
2016 UT-Dallas UC Berkeley Symposium: Reprogramming the Brain to Health
Dallas, Texas. April 14, 2016.

Yiyang Zhou
Sponsor: Dr. Chris Kearney

"Vaccine Production Process"
Dissertation Research
Houston, Texas. July 6-20, 2015.

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Alireza Abdolvahabi
Sponsor: Dr. Bryan Shaw

"Acetylation of Lysine Residues in Cu,Zn WT and ALS-mutant Superoxide Dismutase (SOD1) with Aspirin Inhibits its Aggregation and Promotes its Amyloid Destabilization"
American Chemical Society National Meeting
Boston, Massachusetts. August 16-20, 2015.

Babatope Akinbobuyi
Sponsor: Dr. Bob Kane

"Synthesis of Functionalized Purine Analogs for Antibody Conjugation"
2015 Joint Southeastern/Southwest Regional Meeting
Memphis, Tennessee. November 4-6, 2015.

James Chang
Sponsor: Dr. Sung-Joon Kim

"Induction of Vancomycin Resistance in Vancomycin-resistant E. Faecalis Increases the O-acetylation of MurNAc in Cross-linked Peptidoglycan of Cell Wall"
Interscience Conference of Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
San Diego, California. September 17-21, 2015.

Adelaide Clark
Sponsor: Dr. Sascha Usenko

"Spatial and Temporal Distributions of Mosquito Adulticides in Houston during Spraying Season" and "Assessment of Spatial and Temporal Distribution of Current-Use Organophosphate Esters in Houston, Texas"
Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC), North America
Salt Lake City, Utah. November 1-6, 2015.

Heemal Dhanjee
Sponsor: Dr. John L. Wood

"Studies Toward the Total Synthesis of Tetrapetalone A"
14th International Conference on the Chemistry of Antibiotics and other Bioactive Compounds
Galveston Island, Texas. October 13-16, 2015.

Valerie Toteu Djomte
Sponsor: Dr. Kevin Chambliss

"Development of a Multiresidue UPLC-MS/MS Method for the Analysis of 10 Pesticides in Water"
Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC), North America
Salt Lake City, Utah. November 1-6, 2015.

"Investigation of the Effects of Flow Conditions on POCIS Sampling Rate for Constant Pesticides Concentration Exposures"
SETAC Europe 26th Annual Meetinga
Nantes, France. May 22-26, 2016.

Matthew Jackson
Sponsor: Dr. Charles Garner

"Azulene-modified Polysiloxanes for use as Gas Chromatography Stationary Phases"
44th National Organic Symposium
College Park, Maryland. June 28-July 2, 2015.

Chen-Ming Lin
Sponsor: Dr.Kevin Pinney

"Design, Synthesis, and Evaluation of Amino Acid Prodrug Conjugates of Amino-Combretastatin, Dihydronaphthalene and Benzosuberene Derivatives as Potential Vascular Disrupting Agents"
Innovations in Cancer Prevention and Research Conference
Austin, Texas. November 9-10, 2015.

Adam Mansell
Sponsor: Dr. Darrin Bellert

"Energy Resolved Transition Metal Assisted Decomposition of Simple Organic Molecules"
67th Southeastern and 71st Southwest Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society
Memphis, Tennessee. November 4-7, 2015.

Monica McCallum
Sponsor: Dr. John L. Wood

"Progress Toward the Total Synthesis of Hippolachnin A"
14th International Conference on the Chemistry of Antibiotics and other Bioactive Compounds
Galveston Island, Texas. October 13-16, 2015.

Mina Nakhla
Sponsor: Dr. John L. Wood

"Progress Toward the Total Synthesis of Hippolachnin A"
14th International Conference on the CHemistry of Antibiotics and other Bioactive Compounds
Galveston Island, Texas. October 13-16, 2015.

Abayomi Olaitan
Sponsor: Dr. Touradj Solouki

"Performance Characterization of a Unique Radio-Frequency Ionization Source"
63rd ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics
St. Louis, Missouri. May 31-June 4, 2015.

Erica Parker
Sponsor: Dr. Kevin Pinney

"Synthesis of Benzoylbenzophenone Thiosemicarbazone Analogues as Potent Inhibitors of Cathespin L"
14th International Tumor Microenvironment Workshop
Vancouver, British Colombia. August 26-29, 2015.

"Synthesis and Biochemical Evaluation of Benzoylbenzophenone Thiosemicarbazone Analogues as Potent Inhibitors of Cathepsin L"
Innovations in Cancer Prevention and Research Conference
Austin, Texas. November 9-10, 2015.

Jeremy Quintana
Sponsor: Dr. Bob Kane

"Examples of Alternate Antibody Conjugation Strategies"
ACS Southeastern/Southwest Regional Meeting
Memphis, Tennessee. November 4-6, 2015.

Yunhua Shi
Sponsor: Dr. Bryan Shaw

"Electric Field of Physiological Strength Induced Monomerization of Fully Metalated ALS-linked SOD1"
250th American Chemical Society Conference
Boston, Massachusetts. August 16-20, 2015.

Zachry Theis
Sponsor: Dr. Darrin Bellert

"A Novel Technique for Energy Resolved Measurements of Gas Phase Ion Molecule Rearrangement and Decomposition Reaction Kinetics"
2015 Joint Southeastern/Southwest Regional Meeting of the ACS
Memphis, Tennessee. November 4-7, 2015.

Communication

Randall Fowler
Sponsor: Dr. Leslie Hahner

"Sisi, Anticategoria, and Recovering Egypt"
NCA/AFA Summer Conference on Argumentation
Alta, Utah. July 30-August 2, 2015.

Julia Medhurst
Sponsor: Dr. Leslie Hahner

"Black Swan and Representations of Motherhood: Identification and the Pursuit of Perfection"
Southern States Communication Association Conference
Austin, Texas. April 6-10, 2016.

Computer Science

Caleb Conner
Sponsor: Dr. Michael Poor

"Correcting Exercise Form Using Body Tracking"
CHI 2016 Conference
San Jose, California. May 7-12, 2016.

Darren Guinness
Sponsor: Dr. Michael Poor

"Models for Rested Touchless Gestural Interaction" and "Modeling Mid-air Gestures with Spherical Coordinates"
Spatial User Interaction 2015 Conference
Los Angeles, California. August 8-9, 2015.

Curriculum and Instruction

Lauren Bagwell
Sponsor: Dr. Brooke Blevins

"Raising Your Voice in Class: Spoken Word for Social Change"
National Council for Social Studies Conference 2015
New Orleans, Louisiana. November 12-15, 2015.

"Bullying, Harmful Jokes, and Other Unnatural Acts: Teaching for Human Kindness in the Elementary Classroom"
TXNAME Conference
Denton, Texas. April 23, 2016.

Qingqing Chen
Sponsor: Dr. Gretchen E. Schwarz

"Media Literacy in College English Education in China-How To Develop College Students' English Proficiency and Critical Thinking Abilities"
Critical Media Literacy Conference
Savannah, Georgia. March 26-28, 2016.

"Media Literacy in College English Education in China-How To Develop College Students' English Proficiency and Critical Thinking Abilities"
38th Annual SSTESOL Conference
West Palm Beach, Florida. May 12-14, 2016.

Amanda Gardner
Sponsor: Dr. Tony Talbert

"From the Margin: A Phenomenological Case Study of Public High School Teaching Before and After Implementation of High-Stakes Testing"
Ethnographic and Qualitative Research
Las Vegas, Nevada. February 1-2, 2016.

Keith Kerschen
Sponsor: Dr. Trena Wilkerson

"Real Problem-Solving Adventures!"
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics 2015 Regional Conference
Nashville, Tennessee. November 18-20, 2015.

"Supporting the Development of Secondary PST's Using Mini-Vignettes and Student Work"
Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators Annual Conference
Irvine, California. January 28-30, 2016.

Chris Lemley
Sponsor: Dr. Tony Talbert

"Challenging Neoliberal Perspectives: A Framework for Humanizing Social Studies Teacher Education"
National Council for the Social Studies College and University Faculty Assembly
New Orleans, Louisiana. November 11-13, 2015.

"Oral History Curriculum in a Guatemalan International School: The Yo Recuerdo Project"
Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Conference
Las Vegas, Nevada. February 1-2, 2016.

Joanna Maki
Sponsor: Dr. Gretchen Schwarz

"Encouraging Community Service for Today's Learner"
2015 Annual Meeting of the American Association for Teaching and Curriculum
Portland, Maine. October 8-10, 2015.

Mollie Musgrove
Sponsor: Dr. Karon LeCompte

"Bullying, Harmful Jokes, and Other Unnatural Acts: Teaching for Human Kindness in the Elementary Classroom"
TXNAME Conference
Denton, Texas. April 23, 2016.

Caroline Pollard
Sponsor: Dr. Gretchen Schwarz

"Moral Education in the Age of Relativism: Problems and Possibilities"
Faith and Teaching: Virtue, Practice, and Imagination
Grand Rapids, Michigan. October 1-3, 2015.

Brandi Ray
Sponsor: Dr. Gretchen Schwarz

"A Key Role of Media Literacy for P-12 Teachers: Vetting the Curriculum"
National Association of Media Literacy Education
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. June 26-27, 2015.

Shametria Routt
Sponsor: Dr. Sandi Cooper

"Measurement Concepts for Early Grades: Building Teachers' Level of Understanding"
NCTM Annual Meeting and Conference
San Francisco, California. April 13-16, 2016.

Alexa Samuel
Sponsor: Dr. Trena Wilkerson

"Gearing Up for Tasks That Engage Learners in Mathematical Practices"
Conference for the Advancement of Mathematics Teaching
Houston, Texas. June 24-26, 2015.

Ryann Shelton
Sponsor: Dr. Trena Wilkerson

"Facilitating Algebraic Thinking Development With Appropriate Tools and Technology"
2016 NCTM Annual Meeting and Exposition
San Francisco, California. April 13-16, 2016.

Ted Smith
Sponsor: Dr. Tony Talbert

"Which AVID Strategies Increase Metacognitive Skills in Students. A Case Study"
Ethnographic and Qualitiative Research Conference
Las Vegas, Nevada. January 30-February 2, 2016.

Hunter Taylor
Sponsor: Dr. Gretchen Schwarz

"Community Service Proposal"
2015 Annual Meeting of the American Association for Teaching and Curriculum
Portland, Maine. October 8-10, 2015.

Kylie Terry
Sponsor: Dr. Karon LeCompte

"Bullying, Harmful Jokes, and Other Unnatural Acts: Teaching for Human Kindness in the Elementary Classroom"
TXNAME Conference
Denton, Texas. April 23, 2016.

Elena Venegas
Sponsor: Dr. Lakia Scott

"Hegemonic Language Conflict"
2015 Annual Meeting of the American Association for Teaching and Curriculum
Portland, Maine. October 8-10, 2015.

"Teaching the 'other': Altering Pre-Service Teachers' Preconceptions of Urban Students"
Association of Teacher Educators
Chicago, Illinois. February 13-16, 2016.

Elena Venegas
Sponsor: Dr. Gretchen Schwarz

"Championing Deweyan and Freirean Education in an Ideologically Social Efficiency Educational Climate"
Democracy and Education Centennial Conference
Washington, D.C.. April 7-8, 2016.

Ecological, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Tate Barrett
Sponsor: Dr. Rebecca Sheesley

"Year-round Source Contributions of Fossil Fuel and Biomass Combustion to Elemental Carbon on the North Slope Alaska Utilizing Radiocarbon Analysis"
2015 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting
San Francisco, California. December 13-18, 2015.

Anand Chaudhary
Sponsor: Dr. Kevin Gutzwiller

"Cross-Scale Interaction Effects of Regional Climate and Local Proportion of Land Cover in Agriculture on Avian Persistence"
US Regional Association of the International Association for Landscape Ecology
Asheville, North Carolina. April 3-7, 2016.

Educational Administration

Cara Allen
Sponsor: Dr. Nathan Alleman

"Faith, Work, and Praxis: A Process Model of Integration for Christian Student Affairs Administrators"
American Educational Research Association
Washington D.C. April 8-12, 2016

Tyler Huff
Sponsor: Dr. Mar Magnusen

"She Got Game: Development and Testing of a Recruitment Model in NCAA Women's Basketball"
2016 Applied Sport Management Association Conference
Baton Rouge, Louisiana. February 27-29, 2016.

Nichole Mercier
Sponsor: Dr. Jeffrey Petersen

"Division 1 Athletic Training Equipment Assessment: The Impact of Football Status"
College Sport Research Institute Conference on College Sports
Columbia, South Carolina. April 20-22, 2016.

Tess Moore
Sponsor: Dr. Jeffrey Petersen

"Training Table Hors D'oeuvres: A Preliminary Investigation of Student Athlete Dining Deregulation"
College Sports Research Institute Conference on College Sports
Columbia, South Carolina. April 20-22, 2016.

Ryan Resch
Sponsor: Dr. Jeffrey Petersen

"The Effect of Turf Type on the Likelihood of Winning a Football Game"
College Sport Research Institute
Columbia, South Carolina. April 20-23, 2016.

Courtney Russell
Sponsor: Dr. Jeffrey Petersen

"Division 1 Athletic Training Equipment Assessment: The Impact of Football Status"
College Sport Research Institute
Columbia, South Carolina. April 20-22, 2016.

Jordan Strickland
Sponsor: Dr. Jeffrey Petersen

"Training Table Hors D'voeuvres: A Preliminary Investigation of Student Athlete Dining Deregulation"
College Sports Research Institute Conference on College Sports
Columbia, South Carolina. April 20-22, 2016.

Derek Westbrook
Sponsor: Dr. Jeffrey Petersen

"The Effects of Turf Type of the Likelihood of Winning a Football Game"
College Sports Research Institute Conference on College Sports
Columbia, South Carolina. April 20-22, 2016.

Educational Psychology

Tasia Brafford
Sponsor: Dr. Tonya Davis

"Analysis of Vocal Feedback during Error Correction Procedures of Direct Trial Intervention"
Texas Association of Behavior Analysis 2016 Regional Conference
Ft. Worth, Texas. March 3-6, 2016.

"Evaluation of the effects of vocal feedback during error correction on skill acquisition."
Association for Behavior Analysis International 42nd Annual Convention
Chicago, Illinois. May 27-31, 2016.

Brenda Davis
Sponsor: Dr. Susan Johnsen

"Promoting Creativity in the Classroom Using Two Strategies"
National Association for Gifted Children
Phoenix, Arizona. November 12-15, 2015.

Stacey Grebe
Sponsor: Dr. Eric Robinson

"Modeling Pro-Social Behavior: Integrating Well-Behaved Adolescents into Social Skills Groups"
NASP 2016 Annual Conference
New Orleans, Louisiana. February 10-13, 2016.

"Evaluation of the effects of vocal feedback during error correction on skill acquisition."
Association for Behavior Analysis International 42nd Annual Convention
Chicago, Illinois. May 27-30, 2016.

Abby Hodges
Sponsor: Dr. Tonya Davis

"Evaluation of Preference and Stimulus Reinforcer Value for Social Interactions"
Functional Analysis & Treatment of Severe Behavior Disorders
Houston, Texas. December 3-4, 2015.

"Correspondence Between Preference Assessment Outcomes and Stimulus Reinforcer Value for Social Interactions."
Applied Behavior Analysis International (ABAI)
Chicago, Illinois. May 27-31, 2016.

Emily Hogan
Sponsor: Dr. Tonya Davis

"Evaluation of Preferred and Stimulus Reinforcer Value for Social Interaction"
Texas Association of Applied Behavior Analysis Regional Conference
Ft. Worth, Texas. March 3-6, 2016.

"Evaluation of preference and stimulus reinforcer value for social interactions."
Association for Behavior Analysis International 42nd Annual Convention
Chicago, Illinois. May 27-31, 2016.

Corina Kaul
Sponsor: Dr. Susan Johnsen

"Promoting Creativity in the Classroom Using Two Strategies; The Influence of a Summer Enrichment Program on Low-Income Gifted Students; Long-Term Effects of a Summer Enrichment Program Low-Income Students"
National Association for Gifted Children 62nd Annual Convention; Everything Gifted Under the Sun
Phoenix, Arizona. November 12-15, 2015.

Alicia Koblecky
Sponsor: Dr. Tonya Davis

"Examination of Systematic Durations of Reinforcer Access"
41st Annual Convention: Association of Behavior Analysis International
San Antonio, Texas. May 22-26, 2015.

Eric Lee
Sponsor: Dr. Tamara Hodges

"Assisting Disadvantaged Students in Reaching Postsecondary Education"
National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention 2016
New Orleans, Louisiana. February 10-13, 2016.

Kristen Mainor
Sponsor: Dr. Tonya Davis

"Evaluation of Preference and Stimulus Reinforcer Value for Social Interactions"
Texas Association of Applied Behavior Analysis Regional Conference
San Antonio, Texas. March 3-6, 2016.

Megan Nguyen
Sponsor: Dr. Terrill Saxon

"Implementation Intention as a Cognitive Strategy in STEM Education: Assessing Pre-Algebraic Performance in 8th Grade Math Instruction"
Southwest Educational Research Association
New Orleans, Louisiana. February 10-12, 2016.

Michelle Nguyen
Sponsor: Dr. Tamera Hodges

"Assisting Disadvantaged Students in Reaching Postsecondary Education"
National Association of School Psychologists 2016 Annual Convention
New Orleans, Louisiana. February 9-13, 2016.

Laura Phipps
Sponsor: Dr. Alex Beujean

"Helping School Psychologists Understand the PSW Approach to Identifying SLD"
National Association of School Psychologists 2016 Annual Convention
New Orleans, Louisiana. February 10-13, 2016.

"Analysis of Vocal Feedback during Error Correction Procedures of Direct Trial Intervention"
Texas Association of Applied Behavior Analysis
Ft. Worth, Texas. March 3-6, 2016.

Rachel Renbarger
Sponsor: Dr. Tracey Sulak

"Measuring the Development of Middle School Students' Metacognitive Skills"
Southwest Educational Research Association Annual Meeting
New Orleans, Louisiana. February 10-12, 2016.

Andreas Stamatis
Sponsor: Dr. Grant Morgan

"Mental Toughness in Sport: Perspectives of Master Strength and Conditioning Coaches"
Society for CSCCA 2016 National Conference
Ft. Worth, Texas. May 4-6, 2016.

Lauren Uptegrove
Sponsor: Dr. Tonya Davis

"Functional Communication Training Intervention for Self-Injury among Individuals with Autism"
Texas Association for Behavior Analysis Conference
Ft. Worth, Texas. March 3-6, 2016.

"Evaluation of the effects of vocal feedback during error correction on skill acquisition."
ABAI
Chicago, Illinois. May 27-31, 2016.

Regan Weston
Sponsor: Dr. Tonya Davis

"Two-Day Workshop for Professionals who Work with Individuals with Developmental Disabilities "
Functional Analysis & Treatment of Severe Behavior Disorders Methods for Clinicians and Educatorss
Houston, Texas. December 3-4, 2015.

"Preference and Efficacy of Concurrent Schedules of Reinforcement in Children with ASD"
Texas Association for Behavior Analysis
Ft. Worth, Texas. March 3-6, 2016.

"Preference and Efficacy of Concurrent Schedules of Reinforcement in Children with ASD"
Association for Behavior Analysis International 42nd Annual Convention
Chicago, Illinois. May 27-31, 2016.

Doris Woodhouse
Sponsor: Dr. Tamara Hodges

"Assisting Disadvantaged Students in Reaching Postsecondary Education"
National Association for School Psychologists 2016 Annual Convention
New Orleans, Louisiana. February 10-13, 2016.

Dan Woodward
Sponsor: Dr. Julie Ivey-Hatz

"An Investigation of Bullying: A Unique Ethnography and Focus Group"
National Association of School Psychologists 2016 Annual Conference
New Orleans, Louisiana. February 10-13, 2016.

Robin Wilson
Sponsor: Dr. Terrill Saxon

"Preparing and Building Confidence for Students with Disablities to Transition to Post Secondary Education"
Southwest Educational Research Association
New Orleans, Louisiana. February 9-12, 2016.

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Reza Abedi
Sponsor: Dr. Kwang Y. Lee

"Smart Energy Storage System for Integration of PMSG-based Wind Power Plant"
IEEE PES General Meeting 2015
Waco, Texas. July 26-30, 2015.

Wenlei Bai
Sponsor: Dr. Kwang Y. Lee

"Heuristic Optimization for Wind Energy Integrated Optimal Power Flow"
IEEE PES General Meeting
Denver, Colorado. July 26-30, 2015.

Joseph Barkate
Sponsor: Dr. Charles Baylis

"Search Algorithim Comparison for Fast Optimization of Power Amplifier Load Impedance and Input Power"
National Radio Science Meeting
Boulder, Colorado. January 6-8, 2016.

"Fast, Momentum-Aided Optimization of Transmitter Amplifier Load Impedance and Input Power for Cognitive Radio Using the Power Smith Tube"
Radio and Wireless Week 2016
Austin, Texas. January 24-27, 2016.

Matthew Fellows
Sponsor: Dr. Charles Baylis

"The Bias Smith Tube: Simultaneous Optimization of Bias Voltage and LOad Impedance in Power Amplifier Design"
IEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium
Austin, Texas. January 24-27, 2016.

Matthew Mosley
Sponsor: Dr. Ian Gravagne

"Experimental Investigation of a Time Scales-Based Stability Criterion Over Finite Time Horizons"
ASME 2015 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference
Columbus, Ohio. October 28-30, 2015.

Chao Niu
Sponsor: Dr. Jonathan Hu

"Cavity Effect of a Dielectric Layer on Nanograting Structures"
Frontiers in Optics/Laser Science Conference
San Jose, California. October 17-22, 2015.

Willis Troy
Sponsor: Dr. Yang Li

"Investigation of Human Micro-Doppler Features in Foliaged Environments"
National Radio Science Meeting
Boulder, Colorado. January 6-9, 2016.

Chengli Wei
Sponsor: Dr. Jonathan Hu

"Empirical Glass Thickness for Chalcogenide Negative Curvature Fibers"
2015 IEEE Summer Topicals Meeting Series
Nassau, Bahamas. July 13-15, 2015.

Bin Xu
Sponsor: Dr. Yang Li

"Investigation of Surface Wave Propagation Along a Multiple-Repeater Wireless Power Transfer System"
National Radio Science Meeting
Boulder, Colorado. January 6-9, 2016.

English

Jay Beavers
Sponsor: Dr. James Barcus

"Holy Chaos: Prophetic Voices in Outer Dark"
Cormac McCarthy Conference
Memphis, Tennessee. October 8-10, 2015.

Daniel Benyousky
Sponsor: Dr. Joe Fulton

"The Ancestral Afterlives in Derek Walcott's Omeros"
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
Durham, North Carolina. November 13-15, 2015.

Daniel Benyousky
Sponsor: Dr. Luke Taylor

"'Circle Yourself and Your Island': Derek Walcott's Recovery of Identity and Healing Through Twilight Tension"
"The African Diaspora in the World": Investigations in Critical Inquiry at Vanderbilt University
Nashville, Tennessee. September 24-26, 2015.

Daniel Benyousky
Sponsor: Dr. Richard Russell

"'Still persuade us to rejoice': Displacement, Place, and Gratitude in the Works of W.H.Auden, Derek Walcott, and Tom Stoppard"
Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago. May17-27, 2016.

Emily Brower
Sponsor: Dr. Richard Russell

"Storytelling: Cormac McCarthy's Narrative Religion"
50 Years of Cormac McCarthy
Memphis, Tennessee. October 8-11, 2015.

Emily Brower
Sponsor: Dr. Sarah Ford

"The Uncanny Loss of the Authority Figure in Nathaniel Hawthorn's 'My Kinsman Major Molineux' and James Joyce's 'The Dead'"
South Central Modern Language Association
Nashville, Tennessee. October 30-November 2, 2015.

Jordan Carson
Sponsor: Dr. Luke Ferretter

"Don DeLillo's American Religion"
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
Durham, North Carolina. November 13-15, 2015.

Jordan Carson
Sponsor: Dr. Ralph Wood

"A Simple Effect-Size Driven Sequential Analysis Procedure"
Society for Personality and Social Psychology
San Diego, California. January 27-30, 2016.

Jordan Carson
Sponsor: Dr. Luke Ferretter

"Approaching the Transcendent in an Age of Terror: Don DeLillo's Use of Mystery"
Conference on Christianity and Literature
Montreat, North Carolina. April 28-30, 2016.

David Clark
Sponsor: Dr. Thomas Hanks

"Masses and Feast Days in the Morte Darthur"
Dissertation Research

Sarah Clark
Sponsor: Dr. Luke Taylor

"Romantic Love in Greenland: Eros and Agape in Graham Greene's The Heart of the Matter"
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
Santa Fe, New Mexico. October 8-10, 2015.

James Cochran
Sponsor: Dr. Luke Ferretter

"Talking Shit: A Bakhtinian Reading of Bathrooms in Pynchon's 'The Crying of Lot 49'"
Sacred Religion, Secular Culture
Syracuse, New York. October 1-4, 2015.

"Joy [is] a Liquid: Toward an Oceanic Reading of Salinger's Fiction"
Frontiers and Borders in American Literature
San Antonio, Texas. February 25-27, 2016.

Elizabeth Fredericks
Sponsor: Dr. Richard Russell

"George Mackay Brown and Brian Friel"
Dissertation Research
University of Edinburgh and National Library of Ireland. July 22-August 6, 2015.

"Ceremony and Communal Identity in George Mackay Brown's Greenvoe and Fishermen with Ploughs"
South Central Modern Language Association
Nashville, Tennessee. October 31-November 2, 2015.

"Ballybeg Against the World: Ritual and the Local in Brian Friel's Ballybeg"
American Council for Irish Studies
South Bend, Indiana. March 31-April 3, 2016.

James Garey
Sponsor: Dr. Tom Hanks

"Twelfth Night, Religious Conflict, and Epistemological Skepticism"
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
Santa Fe, New Mexico. October 8-10, 2015.

"Liseth, Lordes, in Good Entent': The Sociable Text of Chaucer's 'Sir Thopas"
Southeastern Medieval Association
Little Rock, Arkansas. October 22-24, 2015.

"'The Beste Rym I Kan': Authorship, Performance, and the Sociable Text in Chaucer's Sir Thopas"
51st International Congress on Medieval Studies
Kalamazoo, Michigan. May 12-15, 2016.

Rachel Griffis
Sponsor: Dr. Joe Fulton

"Teaching Composition: Purgation and Self-Knowledge"
Kuyers Institute Faith and Teaching Conference
Grand Rapids, Michigan. October 1-3, 2015.

"Three Ways of Sinning in Cormac McCarthy's No Country for Old Men"
American Literature Association Symposium
San Antonio, Texas. February 25-27, 2016.

Perry Harrison
Sponsor: Dr. Jeannette Marsh

"Lexical Representations of Power in the Old Saxon Heliand"
Southeastern Medieval Association Conference
Little Rock, Arkansas. October 22-24, 2015.

"Herod and Historical Intfanticide in the Heliand"
International Congress on Medieval Studies
Kalamazoo, Michigan. May 12-15, 2016.

Aaron Hatrick
Sponsor: Dr. Coretta Pittman

"Persuading Change with Grimke's Rachel"
Pacific University's Center for Gender Equity and Gender and Sexuality Studies 3rd Biennial Conference
Hillsboro, Oregon. October 29-November 1, 2015.

Virginia Jarrell
Sponsor: Dr. Kristen Pond

"Cracks in the Varnish': The Aging Coquette in William Congreve's The Way of the World"
Pacific American and Modern Language Association, 113th Annual Conference
Portland, Oregon. November 6-8, 2015.

Rachel Kilgore
Sponsor: Dr. Luke Ferretter

"The Friendship of God; Relationship as a Solution to the Limitations of Language in the Book of Job"
Midwest Conference for Christianity in Literature: Illuminating Words, Transforming Beauty
Spring Arbor, Michigan. February 18-20, 2016.

John Kloosterman
Sponsor: Dr. Ron Thomas

"Road Trip: Cormac McCarthy's Vision of 'The Road' as Wish-Fulfillment"
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
Santa Fe, New Mexico. October 8-11, 2015.

"Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread"
51st International Congress on Medieval Studies at Kalamazoo
Kalamazoo, Michigan. May 12-15, 2016.

Jeremy Land
Sponsor: Dr. Joe Fulton

"Howells' Republic: Justice, Mimesis, and the Intersections of Plato and American Literary Realism"
American Literature Association
San Francisco, California. May 26-29, 2016.

Jeremy Leatham
Sponsor: Dr. Joe Fulton

"Vacant Places: Non-Marriage in Bret Harte's Fiction"
Western Literature Association Conference
Reno, Nevada. October 14-17, 2015.

"Foreign Marriage: Sui Sin Far's Cultural Critique through Unconventional Marriage"
American Literature Association Symposium
San Antonio, Texas. February 25-27, 2016.

Courtney Bailey Parker
Sponsor: Dr. Maurice Hunt

"Cross-Dressing for Comic Effect: Paul Chahidi's Mariah in the New Globe Theatre's 2012 Twelfth Night"
Shakespeare Association of America, Annual Meeting
New Orleans, Louisiana. March 24-26, 2016.

Ryan Pederson
Sponsor: Dr. Sarah Ford

"The Jet Black and the Perfectly White: A Borderlands Reading the Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym"
American Literature Association Symposium
San Antonio, Texas. February 25-27, 2016.

Eleni Reid
Sponsor: Dr. Luke Ferretter

"'Many Realms of Spirit': The Nietzschean Labyrinth in this Side of Paradise"
South Central Modern Language Association
Nashville, Tennessee. October 30-November 2, 2015.

"'Dead on Arrival': Post-Mortem Salvation and the Vehicle of the Refrigerium in The Great Divorce"
Conference Christianity and Literature's The Walker Percy Centennial: Pilgrimage in Literature
Montreat, North Carolina. April 28-30, 2016.

Nathan Roberts
Sponsor: Dr. Lisa Shaver

"When we Press Record: Composition and Oral History"
Computers and Writing
Rochester, New York. May 19-22, 2016.

Rachel Roberts
Sponsor: Dr. Hope Johnston

"'In the Cause of God's Truth': The Voice in the Margins of Anne Dowriche's The French Historie"
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
Durham, North Carolina. November 11-13, 2015.

"Englishing' a Spanish Romance: Cultural Translation in Margaret Tyler's Mirror of Princely Deeds and Knighthood"
Northern Plains Conference in Early British Literature
Brookings, South Dakota. April 15-16, 2016.

Sarah Rude
Sponsor: Dr. Tom Hanks

"The Knyght with the Blacke Face': Medieval Invisibility and Malory's Garlon"
Southeast Medieval Association
Little Rock, Arkansas. October 22-24, 2015.

"'And Then He Began to Tremble Right Hard': Medieval Practices of Viewing the Eucharist and Malory's Galahad"
International Medieval Congress
Kalamazoo, Michigan. May 11-15, 2016.

Courtney Salinas
Sponsor: Dr. Sarah Ford

"When Worlds Collide: Eudora Welty and Zelda Fitzgerald"
Southern Central Modern Language Association
Nashville, Tennessee. October 31-November 3, 2015.

Behtany Scettrini
Sponsor: Dr. Ron Thomas

"Creating 'the female American': A Myth of Assimilation"
American Literature Association Symposium: Frontiers and Borderlands in American Literature
San Antonio, Texas. February 25-27, 2016.

"'A Glorified Tip Jar': Fanfiction Authors on Patreon; Shame, Gender, and Social Capital: The Problems of Reading Fanfiction Caucus"
Popular Culture Association National Conference
Seattle, Washington. March 23-26, 2016.

Amy Schroeder
Sponsor: Dr. Richard Russell

"'Living Roots Awaken in my Head': An Ecocritical Reading of Seamus Heaney's Death of a Naturalist"
South Central Modern Language Association
Nashville, Tennessee. October 31-November 2, 2015.

"'What could we do/ expect what we do': Writing Poetry as Daily Ritual in Donald Hall's Without"
the Conference of Christianity and Literature
Montreat, North Carolina. April 28 - May1, 2016.

David Smith
Sponsor: Dr. Sarah Ford

"The Gothic Temple: Epistemology and Revolution in Charles Brockden Brown's Wieland"
South Central Modern Language Association
Nashville, Tennessee. October 31-November 4, 2015.

Travis Snyder
Sponsor: Dr. Luke Ferretter

"Between Discourse and Economy: the Violence of Faulkner's Communities"
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
Santa Fe, New Mexico. October 8-10, 2015.

DeAnn Stuart
Sponsor: Dr. Joshua King

"Prophecy and Doubt in Blake's Jerusalem"
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Conference
Santa Fe, New Mexico. October 8-10, 2015.

Elizabeth Travers
Sponsor: Dr. Phillip Donnelly

"'Heav'n is as the Book of God': Worship as Inquiry in Paradise Lost"
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
Santa Fe, New Mexico. October 8-10, 2015.

Loren Warf
Sponsor: Dr. Maurice Hunt

"Religion and the Gothic in Hamlet"
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Convention
Santa Fe, New Mexico. October 8-10, 2015.

Ryan Womack
Sponsor: Dr. Richard Russell

"Cormac McCarthy and the Absence of Grace"
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
Durham, North Carolina. November 12-14, 2015.

Ryan Womack
Sponsor: Dr. Luke Ferretter

"All the Light We May See: Holocausts and Beauty in Jonathan Safran Foer, Cormac McCarthy, and Anthony Doerr"
Midwest Conference on Christianity and Literature
Spring Arbor, Michigan. February 18-19, 2016.

"Walker Percy and the Sciencing in Literature"
Southeast Conference on Christianity and Literature
Montreat, Kentucky. April 28-30, 2016.

Environmental Science

Bekah Burket
Sponsor: Dr. Bryan Brooks

"Bioaccumulation of Pharmaceuticals by Corbicula Fluminea During an Effluent-Dependent Experimental Stream Mesocosm Study of TiO2 Nanoparticles"
SETAC North America 36th Annual Meeting
Salt Lake City, Utah. November 1-5, 2015.

"Pharmaceuticals in Bivalves: Bioaccumulation Patterns and Research Needs"
5th Young Environmental Scientists Meeting
Gainesville, Florida. February 28-March 2, 2016.

Samuel Haddad
Sponsor: Dr. Bryan Brooks

"Spatio-Temporal Bioaccumulation and Trophic Dilution of Pharmaceuticals in East Canyon Creek, Park City, Utah, USA"
SETAC North America 36th Annual Meeting
Salt Lake City, Utah. November 1-5, 2015.

"Spatio-Temporal Assessment of Bioaccumulation and Trophic Transfer of Ionizable Pharmaceuticals Paired with Exposure Modeling in an Inland Semi-Arid Stream"
SETAC Regional South Central
Ft. Worth, Texas. April 22-24, 2016.

Lauren Kristofco
Sponsor: Dr. Bryan Brooks

"Age Matters: Developmental Stage Influences Behavioral Response Thresholds of Danio Rerio Larvae Exposed to Diphenhydramine or Diazinon"
SETAC North America 36th Annual Meeting
Salt Lake City, Utah. November 1-5, 2015.

Jing Liu
Sponsor: Dr. George Cobb

"The Behavior and Impact of Nano Copper Oxide on the Growth, Reproduction, and Arsenic Uptake of Common Rice and Texas Wild Rice"
Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) South-Central Regional Meeting
Lafayette, Louisiana. May 28-30, 2015.

Stephanie Ortiz
Sponsor: Dr. Rebecca Sheesley

"Spatial Trends in Surface-based Carbonaceous Aerosol and Particulate Matter Concentrations during DISCOVER-AQ in Houston, Texas"
Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) South-Central Regional Meeting
Lafayette, Louisiana. May 28-30, 2015.

"Radiocarbon Analysis Source Apportionment of Fossil and Modern Atmospheric Carbon from DISCOVER-AQ Houston"
2015 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting
San Francisco, California. December 13-18, 2015.

Elias Oziolor
Sponsor: Dr. Cole Matson

"Detailing the Evolved Resistance to PCBs and PAHs in Gulf Killifish (Fundus Grandis) from Galveston Bay, Texas"
Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) South-Central Regional Meeting
Lafayette, Louisiana. May 28-30, 2015.

Colleen Peters
Sponsor: Dr. Susan Bratton

"Occurence of Microplastics in the Stomach Contents of Sunfish from the Brazos River Basin, Central Texas"
SETAC North America 36th Annual Meeting
Salt Lake City, Utah. October 31-November 7, 2015.

Gavin Saari
Sponsor: Dr. Bryan Brooks

"Acute and Chronic Effects of Diltiazem to Fathead Minnow (Pimephales Promelas/) Across Gradients of Dissolved Oxygen"
SETAC North America 36th Annual Meeting
Salt Lake City, Utah. November 1-5, 2015.

William Casan Scott
Sponsor: Dr. Bryan Brooks

"Tidal Influences on Aquatic Hazards of Pharmaceuticals, Nutrients, and Pathogens in Dickinson Bayou, Texas, USA"
Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
Salt Lake City, Utah. November 7, 2015.

"Emerging Water Quality Hazards in Urbanizing Texas Estuaries"
2016 Pharmaceutical and Personal Care Products in the Environment Conference
Champagne-Urbana, Illinois. April 4, 2016.

Baylor Steele
Sponsor: Dr. Bryan Brooks

"Towards Less Hazardous Industrial Chemicals: Comparative Behavioral Toxicology of Two Fish Models"
SETAC North America 36th Annual Meeting
Salt Lake City, Utah. November 1-5, 2015.

"Comparative Behavioral Toxicology of Two Common Fish Models"
SOT 26th Annual Meeting
New Orleans, Louisiana. March 13-17, 2016.

Chi-Yen Tseng
Sponsor: Dr. Cole Matson

"Comparative Bioavailability and Toxicity of Silver Nitrate and Silver Nanoparticles Across a Salinity Gradient Killifish (Fundus Grandis/) Embryos"
Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry South-Central Regional Meeting
Lafayette, Louisiana. May 28-30, 2015.

"Comparative Bioavailability and Toxicity of Silver Nitrate and Silver Nanoparticles Across a Salinity Gradient Killifish (Fundus Grandis) Embryos"
SETAC North America 36th Annual Meeting
Salt Lake City, Utah. November 1-5, 2015.

Preston Watkins
Sponsor: Dr. George Cobb

"Method Development for Quantification of Titanium Dioxide Nanomaterials"
Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry South-Central Regional Meeting
Lafayette, Louisiana. May 28-30, 2015.

Subin Yoon
Sponsor: Dr. Rebecca Sheesley

"Source Apportionment of Organic Aerosols Across Houston, TX During DISCOVER AQ"
American Geophysical Union 2015 Annual Meeting
San Francisco, California. December 14-18, 2015.

Geosciences

Mohit Agrawal
Sponsor: Dr. Jay Pulliam

"Lithospheric Structure of Eastern Flank of the Rio Grande Rift via Receiver Function Velocity Analysis"
Annual Meeting of the American Geophysical Union
San Francisco, California. December 14-18, 2015.

"Crustal and Upper Mantle Structure Beneath Eastern Flank of the Rio Grande Rift Revealed by Receiver Function Velocity Analysis"
Seismological Society of America
Reno, Nevada. April 20-22, 2016.

Kyrie Baumgartner
Sponsor: Dr. Daniel Peppe

"Effects of Allochthonous Pollen Influx on Paleoclimate Reconstructions: Evidence from the Late Eocene Florissant Flora, Colorado"
Paleoecology Symposium at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Cleveland, Ohio. September 10-12, 2015.

Emily Beverly
Sponsor: Dr. Daniel Peppe

"Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction of a Semi-arid Late Pleistocene Paleacatena from the Lake Victoria Region, Kenya"
Paleoecology Symposium: Reconstructing Cenozoic Eerrestrial Environments and Ecological Communities
Cleveland, Ohio. September 10-13, 2015.

Emily Beverly
Sponsor: Dr. Daniel Peppe

"Lake Victoria Megadrought and Equatorial Grassland Expansion during the Late Pleistocene"
Geological Society of America Annual Meeting
Baltimore, Maryland. October 31-November 5, 2015.

Kasey Bolles
Sponsor: Dr. Steven Forman

"Reconstructing Land-Surface Processes at the Heart of the 'Dust Bowl' Drought, Hamilton and Kearney Counties, Southwest Kansas, USA"
Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland. November 1-4, 2015 and Graduate Climate Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, November 6-8, 2015.

Joshua Brownlow
Sponsor: Dr. Joe Yelderman

"Influence of Hydraulic Fracturing on Leaky Abandoned Wells"
Geological Society of America Annual Meeting
Baltimore, Maryland. November 1-4, 2015.

"Influence of Hydraulic Fracturing on Leaky Abandoned Wells"
National Groundwater Association Annual Meeting
Denver, Colorado. April 24-27, 2016.

Adam Collard
Sponsor: Dr. John Dunbar

"Remote Estimation of Aquatic Sediment Density in the Presence of Scatter"
AAPG-SEG Student Expo 2015
Houston, Texas. September 22-23, 2015.

Andrew Flynn
Sponsor: Dr. Daniel Peppe

"Diverse Early Paleocene Fossil Flora from the Ojo Alamo Sandstone, San Juan Basin, New Mexico, USA: Implications for Local and Regional Responses to the Cretaceous-Paleogene Extinction Event"
Geological Society of America Annual Meeting
Baltimore, Maryland. October 31-November 4, 2015.

Cong Jin
Sponsor: Dr. Steve Dworkin

"Meteoric Diagenesis of Chinle Sandstones, Petrified Forest National Park (Arizona, USA): A Record of Late Triassic Climate Change"
Geological Society of America Annual Conference 2015
Baltimore, Maryland. October 31-November 4, 2015.

Cong Jin
Sponsor: Dr. Steve Dworkin

"Depositional and Diagenetic Study of Chinle Sandstone, Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona, USA"
AAPG Expo 2015
Houston, Texas. September 22-23, 2015.

Caitlin Leslie
Sponsor: Dr. Stacy Atchley

"Sedimentologic and Stratigraphic Indicators of Regional Paleogeography Within the Lower Paleocene Nacimiento Formation, San Juan Basin, New Mexico, USA"
Geological Society of America Annual Meeting
Baltimore, Maryland. November 1-4, 2015.

Yohan Letourmy
Sponsor: Dr. Steven Driese

"Can Alluvial Stratigraphy be Used as a Tool to Differentiate Climactic from Tectonic Control on Soil Drainage Fluctuations? Application to the Pennsylvanian Joggins Fossil Cliffs of Nova Scotia, Canada"
Geological Society of America Annual Meeting
Baltimore, Maryland. November 1-4, 2015.

Todd Longbottom
Sponsor: Dr. William Hockaday

"Evaluation of Genetic Potential of Source Rocks by 13C Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy"
Goldschmidt Conference
Prague, Czechoslovakia. August 16-21, 2015.

William Lukens
Sponsor: Dr. Steven Driese

"Landscape and Climate Reconstruction at Coffee Ranch, TX: Insights into Environments Directly Preceding C4 Grass Expansion"
Paleoecology Symposium at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Cleveland, Ohio. September 10-12, 2015.

William Lukens
Sponsor: Dr. Steven Driese

"A New Pedotransfer Function for Estimating Soil PH in Paleosols"
Geological Society of America Annual Meeting
Baltimore, Maryland. November 1-4, 2015.

Hannah Mejia
Sponsor: Dr. Jay Pulliam

"Focal Mechanisms of Intermediate-Depth Earthquakes Beneath the Northeast Caribbean"
Seismological Society of America
Reno, Nevada. April 19-22, 2016.

Stephen Norair
Sponsor: Dr. Joe Yelderman

"Influence of Hydraulic Fracturing on Leaky Abandoned Wells"
National Groundwater Association Annual Meeting
Denver, Colorado. April 24-27, 2016.

Gift Ntuli
Sponsor: Dr. Jay Pulliam

"PS Receiver Function Imagining of the Moho and Crustal Structure Beneath the Northeast Caribbean"
Annual Geophysical Union
San Francisco, California. December 14-18, 2015.

Frank Sepulveda
Sponsor: Dr. Jay Pulliam

"The Internet of Things: Geoscience-related Applications of Embedded Systems"
2016 Seismological Society of America Annual Meeting
Reno, Nevada. April 19-22, 2016.

James Tucker
Sponsor: Dr. Joe Yelderman

"Potential Over-Development and Aquifer Co-Mingling in the Hensell 'Middle Trinity' Aquifer; A Study with Bipartisan Management Support"
Geological Society of America Annual Meeting
Baltimore, Maryland. November 1-4, 2015.

Stephanie Wong
Sponsor: Dr. Joe Yelderman

"Pairing Tracers with Monitoring to Improve Understanding of Karst Spring Complex Processes"
Geological Society of America Annual Meeting
Baltimore, Maryland. November 1-4, 2015.

Health, Human Performance and Recreation

Naomi Abel
Sponsor: Dr. Beth Lanning

"A Collaborative Empowerment Approach to Improve Urban Health Literacy"
Society for Public Health Education's (SOPHE) 67th Annual Meeting, Building Capital: Investing in the Future of Health Education
Charlotte, North Carolina. March 30-April 1, 2016.

Thomas Andre
Sponsor: Dr. Darryn Willoughby

"Effects of Creatine Monohydrate Supplementation on Creatine Transporter Activity and Creatine Metabolism in Resistance Trained Males"
International Society of Sports Nutrition
Austin, Texas. June 11-13, 2015.

John Bernhart
Sponsor: Dr. Eva Doyle

"Using Bilingual Freeze-Frame Skits to Promote Lead Poisoning Awareness in Mixed-Language Parent Groups"
2015 Texas Society of Public Health Educators Conference
Austin, Texas. October 23, 2015.

John Bernhart
Sponsor: Dr. Kelly Yitalo

"Family Structure and Adult Physical Activity in a Low-Income Community"
American Academy of Health Behavior
Ponte Vedra, Florida. February 21-24, 2016.

Christina Bridges
Sponsor: Dr. Renee Umstattd Meyer

"Nosotros COrremos, Nostros Jugamos! [We run, we play!]: Children's Perceptions of Physical Activity in Mexican-Heritage Border Communities"
American Academy of Healthy Behavior
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. February 21-24, 2016.

Christina Bridges
Sponsor: Dr. Eva Doyle

"The Global School-Based Student Health Survey: A Tool for Developing Global School Partnerships"
Society for Public Health Education 67th Annual Meeting
Charlotte, North Carolina. March 30-April 1, 2016.

Tara Brynell
Sponsor: Dr. Eva Doyle

"Our Children, Their Nutrition: Program Toolkit"
2015 Texas Society of Public Health Educators Conference
Austin, Texas. October 23, 2015.

Emilie Cunningham
Sponsor: Dr. Eva Doyle

"Demographic Characteristics Associated with the Unplanned Primary Cesarean"
3rd Annual Cultural Inclusion Institute: Relating Cultural Inclusiveness to Social Determinants of Health
San Antonio, Texas. April 21-22, 2016.

Jeffrey Forsse
Sponsor: Dr. Peter Grandjean

"Brachial Artery FMD and Endothelial Responses to High-Intensity Interval and Steady-State Moderate Intensity Excercise"
Texas American College of Sports Medicine
College Station, Texas. March 3-4, 2016.

Joshua Gann
Sponsor: Dr. Darryn Willoughby

"Intermittent Fasting Combined with Resistance Training: Effects on Body Composition, Muscular Performance, and Dietary Intake"
International Society of Sports Nutrition 12th Annual Conference and Expo
Austin, Texas. June 11-13, 2015.

Paul Hwang
Sponsor: Dr. Darryn Willoughby

"The Effects of Short-Term Detraining and Subsequent Retraining on Body Composition and Muscle Performance in Males Consuming a Whey Protein or Carbohydrate Supplement"
Annual Texas American College of Sports Medicine Meeting
College Station, Texas. March 2-4, 2016.

Lynette Lartey
Sponsor: Dr. Renee Umstattd Meyer

"A Need for Theory in Global Outbreak Measures"
TSOPHE-Health Education: Building Partnerships for Prevention and Empowering Communities
Austin, Texas. October 22-23, 2015.

John Marsh
Sponsor: Dr. Marshall Magnusen

"Hoop Dreams: Financial Influences on the Recruitment of Elite Basketball Prospects"
College Sport Research Institute
Columbia, South Carolina. April 20-22, 2016.

Flor Elisa Morales Marroquin
Sponsor: Dr. Darryn Wiloughby

"Effect of Pre-Exercise Nutrition on Human Skeletal Muscle UCP-3 Expression"
Advanced in Skeletal Muscle Biology in Health and Disease
Gainseville, Florida. January 20-22, 2016.

"The Effects of Short Term Detraining and Subsequent Retraining in Males with Whey Protein or Carbohydrate Supplementation on Body Composition and Muscle Performance"
Texas American College of Sports Nutrition
College Station, Texas. March 2-4, 2016.

John Marsh
Sponsor: Dr. Jeffrey Petersen

"Capitalizing on the Crazies"
2015 Sport Marketing Association Annual Conference
Atlanta, Georgia. October 28-31, 2015.

Megan McClendon
Sponsor: Dr. Renee Umstattd Meyer

"Where Will They Play? A Description of the Neighborhood Physical Activity Resources Available to Mexican-Origin Children Residing in Colonias along the U.S.-Mexico Border"
Active Living Research
Clearwater Beach, Florida. January 31-February 3, 2016.

"Nosotros Corremos, Nosotros Jugamos! [We Run We Play!]: Children's Perceptions of Physical Activity in Mexican-Heritage Border Communities"
American Academy of Health Behavior
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. February 21-24, 2016.

Sarah McKinley
Sponsor: Dr. Darryn Willoughby

"The Effects of a Botanical Anti-Inflammatory Nutritional Supplement While Participating in a Resistance Training Program on Indices of Body Composition and Metabolic, Cardiovascular, Muscular and Hemodynamic Function in Obese Females"
12th Annual International Society of Sports Nutrition Conference and Expo
Austin, Texas. June 11-13, 2015.

Arianna Miller
Sponsor: Dr. Renee Umstattd Meyer

"Theoretical Antecedents and Health Benefits of Standing at Work: An Experience Sampling Approach Using the Theory of Planned Behavior"
American Academy of Health Behavior Annual Meeting
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. February 21-24, 2016.

Jordan Nelon
Sponsor: Dr. Renee Umstattd Meyer

"Theoretical Antecedents and Health Benefits of Standing at Work: An Experience Sampling Approach using the Theory of Planned Behavior"
American Academy of Health Behavior
Ponte Vedra, Florida. February 21-24, 2016.

Jordan Nelon
Sponsor: Dr. Eva Doyle

"The Global School-Based Student Health Survey: A Tool for Developing Global School Partnerships"
Society for Public Health Education
Charlotte, North Carolina. March 30-April 1, 2016.

Leslie Oglesby
Sponsor: Dr. Andrew Gallucci

"Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Double Avulsion Repair in a Collegiate Football Player"
2015 NATA Clinical Symposia and Athletic Training Expo
St. Louis, Missouri. June 23-26, 2015.

Kaylin Shillinglaw
Sponsor: Dr. Jeffery Peterson

"The Effects of Turf Type of the Likehood of Winning a Football Game"
College Sport Research Institute
Columbia, South Carolina. April 20-22, 2016.

Grant Tinsley
Sponsor: Dr. Peter Grandjean

"Intermittent Fasting Combined with Resistance Training: Effects on Body Composition, Muscular Performance, and Dietary Intake"
International Society of Sports Nutrition 12th Annual Conference and Expo
Austin, Texas. June 11-13, 2015.

"Variation in Individual Responses to Time-Restricted Feeding and Resistance Training"
Texas Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine
College Station, Texas. March 2-4, 2016.

Barbara Viso
Sponsor: Dr. Eva Doyle

"Implementing the Faith Community Health Program: Using Bilingual Freeze-Frame Skits to Promote Lead Poisoning Awareness"
2015 Texas Society of Public Health Educators Conference
Austin, Texas. October 23, 2015.

Shana Walsh
Sponsor: Dr. Renee Umstattd Meyer

"Where Will They Play? A Description of the Neighborhood Physical Activity Resources Available to Mexican-Origin Children Residing in Colonias along the U.S-Mexico Border"
Active Living Research Conference
Clearwater Beach, Florida. January 31-February 3, 2016.

"Theoretical Antecedants and Health Benefits of Standing at Work"
American Academy of Health Benefits
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. February 21-24, 2016.

Elizabeth Yuan
Sponsor: Dr. Eva Doyle

"Our Children, Their Nutrition: Program Toolkit"
2015 Texas Society of Public Health Educators Conference
Austin, Texas. October 23, 2015.

Elizabeth Yuan
Sponsor: Dr. Renee Umstattd Meyer

"Theoretical Antecedents and Health Benefits of Stand at Work: An Experience Sampling Approach Using the Theory of Planned Behavior"
American Academy of Human Behavior 2016 Annual Meeting
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. February 21-24, 2016.

History

Ryan Butler
Sponsor: Dr. Philip Jenkins

"Abolitionism as a Portal: Religion and Enlightenment in Brazil, Great Britain, and the United States"
American Society for 18th Century Studies
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. March 31- April 3, 2016.

Paul Gutacker
Sponsor: Dr. Thomas Kidd

"Confessing Priests, Authentic Narratives, and Roman Recantations: Gender and Former Catholics in Jacksonian America"
ASCH Winter 2016 Meeting
Atlanta, Georgia. January 7-9, 2016.

Aaron Grimm
Sponsor: Dr. Beth Barr

"Combatting 'the very Great Destruction and Impoverishment of the Land'..."
Texas Medieval Association
San Marcos, Texas. October 16-18, 2015.

Timothy Grundmeier
Sponsor: Dr. Michael Parrish

"'Do We Differ Least From the Romish Church' Anti-Catholicism, Republicanism, and the Shaping of Lutheran Identity in Jacksonian America"
Mid-America Conference on History
Lebanon, Illinois. September 10-12, 2015.

"'The Slave Issue Still Drags On': Midwestern Lutherans and the Post-Civil War Slavery Debates"
American Society of Church History
Atlanta, Georgia. January 7-10, 2016.

Joel Illif
Sponsor: Dr. Barry Hankins

"Transatlantic Religious Reconstruction: Rebuilding German Theological Networks..."
South Carolina Historical Association Annual Conference
Columbia, South Carolina. March 19, 2016.

Adina Johnson
Sponsor: Dr. Beth Barr

"The Housewife's 'Frustrations': Southern Baptist Women and The Feminine Mystique"
American Society of Church History
Atlanta, Georgia. January 7-10, 2016.

Elise Leal
Sponsor: Dr. Thomas Kidd

"Gender Cooperation and the Institutionalization of the New York Sunday School Movement, 1816-1828"
Society for Historians of the Early American Republic Annual Meeting
Raleigh, North Carolina. July 16-19, 2015.

"'I am Almost Ready to Wish Myself a Man': Harriet Lathrop Winslow and the Creation of Female Missionary Identities, 1819-1833, for the Panel American Women's Religious Leadership in a Global Context, 1812-1945"
Organization of American Historians
Providence, Rhode Island. April 7-10, 2016.

Lynneth Miller Stingley
Sponsor: Dr. Beth Allison Barr

"Divine Punishment or Disease? The 1518 Strasbourg Dancing Plague and Paracelsus"
16th Century Society Conference
Vancouver, Canada. October 22-25, 2015.

"The Dance of Salome: Dancing Women, Sin, and Salvation in Medieval Texts"
Internation Congress on Medieval Studies
Kalamazoo, Michigan. May 12-15, 2016.

Brendan Payne
Sponsor: Dr. Barry Hankins

"'Fidelity to That Liberty': African American Preachers, Poll Taxes, and Anti-Prohibition in Texas, 1902-16"
Alcohol and Drugs Historical Society
Atlanta, Georgia. January 6-10, 2016.

"Hard Drink and Hard Times: Mexican Americans and Prohibition"
Texas State Historical Association
Irving, Texas. March 3-5, 2016.

Nicholas Pruitt
Sponsor: Dr. Barry Hankins

"Protestant Reponses to Immigration During the 20th Century"
Dissertation Research
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. August 17-21, 2015.

"The Huddled Masses the War Produced: Protestants, Immigrants, and Refugees in Postwar America"
Biennial Boston College Conference on the History of Religion
Boston, Massachusetts. April 1-2, 2016.

"Coming to Terms with Pluralism: Protestant Home Missions to Immigrants and Ethnic Americans, 1950-1965"
2016 Southeastern Commission for the Study of Religion
Atlanta, Georgia. March 4-6, 2016.

Paul Putz
Sponsor: Dr. Barry Hankins

"Whose Social Gospel? Contested Social Christianities in the Midwest"
American Society of Church History/American Historical Association Annual Meeting 2016
Atlanta, Georgia. January 7-10, 2016, 2015.

"The Possibilities, Perils, and Perimeters of Online Academic Communities: One Graduate Student's Perspective"
Crossroads: The Future of Graduate History Education
Madison, New Jersey. March 11-12, 2016.

Information Systems

Wallace Chipidza
Sponsor: Dr. Dorothy Leidner

"Why Companies Change Privacy Policies: A Principal-Agent Perspective"
Hawaii International Conference on Information Systems
Kauai, Hawaii. January 5-8, 2016.

Gerard De Leoz
Sponsor: Dr. Stacie Petter

"Sensing High-Performance Enablers in the Collective Action of Successful IS Project Teams"
10th International Research Workshop on IT Project Management
Ft. Worth, Texas. December 12, 2015.

Laurie Giddens
Sponsor: Dr. Dorothy Leidner

"Engaging Consumers in Ethical Consumption: The Effect of Real-Time Environmental Information on Eco-Friendly Consumer Choice"
Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
Kauai, Hawaii. January 5-8, 2016.

Nebojsa Milic
Sponsor: Dr. Dorothy Leidner

"Carryover Effects of System-Unrelated Emotions on Adoption of Information Systems"
International Conference on Information Systems 2015
Ft. Worth, Texas. December 13-16, 2015.

Jie Yan
Sponsor: Dr. Dorothy Leidner

"Cloud Storage Services: Converting the Free-Trial User to a Paid Subscriber"
International Conference on Information Systems 2015
Fort Worth, Texas. December 13-16, 2015.

Journalism

Kaitlyn Skinner
Sponsor: Dr. Mia Moody-Ramirez

"Snapchat: A Content Analysis of Themes in Screenshots" and "A Critical Race Analysis of the Themes that Emerged in Tweets Following the 2015 Biker Shootout in Waco, Texas" and "One Word is All it Takes: A Case Study of Celebrity Chef Paula Deen"
AEJMC Midwinter Conference
Norman, Oklahoma. February 26-27, 2016.

Mathematics

Nathan Averbeck
Sponsor: Dr. Brian Raines

"Distributional Chaos in Dendritic Julia Sets"
30th Summer Conference on Topology and its Apllications
Galway, Ireland. June 23-26, 2015.

"Distributional Chaos in Dendritic Julia Sets"
Joint Mathematics Meeting
Seattle, Washington. January 6-9, 2016.

Jordan Courtemanche
Sponsor: Dr. Manfred Dugas

"Local Automorphisms of Cartesian Products"
Southern Regional Algebra Conference
Auburn, Alabama. March 17-20, 2016.

Dale Frymark
Sponsor: Dr. Constanze Liaw

"Iterated Rank-One Perturbations"
Joint Mathematics Meeting
Seattle, Washington. January 6-9, 2016.

Reeve Hunter
Sponsor: Dr. Brian Raines

"Chaos in Multidimensional Shift Spaces via the Weak Specification Property"
30th Summer Conference on Topology and its Applications
Galway, Ireland. June 23-26, 2015.

Tiffany Jones
Sponsor: Dr. Qin Sheng

"A Decomposed Compact Method for Highly Oscillatory Wave Problems"
SIAM Southeastern Atlantic Conference
Athens, Georgia. March 11-13, 2016.

Charles Nelms
Sponsor: Dr. Johnny Henderson

"Comparison of Smallest Eigenvalues for Certain Fifth Order Boundary Value Problems"
Joint Mathematics Meetings
Seattle, Washington. January 6-9, 2016.

John Osborn
Sponsor: Dr. Constanze Liaw

"Moment Representations of Except X1-Laguerre Orthog, Polynomials"
Joint Mathematics Meeting 2016
Seattle, Washington. January 6-9, 2016.

Joshua Padgett
Sponsor: Dr. Qin Sheng

"A Semi-Adaptive LOD Method for Solving Three-Dimensional Degenerate Kawarada Equations"
SIAM Southeastern Atlantic Conference
Athens, Georgia. March 11-13, 2016.

Timothy Tennant
Sponsor: Dr. Brian Raines

"Invariant Measures on a Set-Valued Function"
30th Summer Conference on Topology and its Applications
Galway, Ireland. June 23-26, 2015.

"Invariant Measures on Set-Valued Functions with the Specification Property"
Joint Mathematics Meeting
Seattle, Washington. January 6-9, 2016.

Mechanical Engineering

Christopher Boise
Sponsor: Dr. David Jack

"Woven Fabric Composite Stiffness Property Prediction Through Finite Element Modeling of Representative Volume Elements"
Society of Plastics Engineers Automotive Composites Conference and Exhibition
Novi, Michigan. September 9-11, 2015.

Patrick Chester
Sponsor: Dr. William Jordan

"Improving the Properties of Banana Pseudo-stem Fiber LDPE Composites by Chemically and Thermally Treating the Fibers"
Society of Plastics Engineers Automotive Composites Conference and Exhibition
Novi, Michigan. September 9-11, 2015.

Erik Forrister
Sponsor: Dr. Brian Garner

"Effects of Body Position and Motion on On-Body Wireless Channels"
USNC-URSI National Radio Science Meeting
Boulder, Colorado. January 6-9, 2016.

Colin Gregg
Sponsor: Dr. David Jack

"Low Velocity Impact Testing of Laminated Carbon Fiber/Carbon Nanotube Composites"
SPE: Automotive Composites Conference and Expo
Novi, Michigan. September 9-11, 2015.

Blake Heller
Sponsor: Dr. Douglas Smith

"Effect of Extrudate Swell, Nozzle Shape, and Convergence Zone on Fiber Orientation in Fused Deposition Modeling Nozzle Flow"
30th Annual ASC Conference
Lansing, Michigan. September 28-30, 2015.

"Effect of Extrudate Swell, Nozzle Shape, and Convergence Zone on Fiber Orientation in Fused Deposition Modeling Nozzle Flow"
Solid Free Form Fabrication Symposium
Austin, Texas. August 10-12, 2015.

Robert Hoglund
Sponsor: Dr. Douglas Smith

"Non-Isotropic Material Distribution Topology Optimization for Fused Deposition Modeling Products"
Solid Free Form Fabrication Symposium
Austin, Texas. August 10-12, 2015.

"Non-Isotropic Material Distribution Topology Optimization for Fused Deposistion Modeling Products"
Society of Plastic Engineers Automotive Composites Conference and Exhibition 2015
Novi, Michigan. September 9-11, 2015

George Lee
Sponsor: Dr. Brian Garner

"Simulation of Dynamic On-Body Wave Porpagations With Experimental Verifications"
USNC-URSI National Radio Science Meeting
Boulder, Colorado. January 6-9, 2016.

Nathan Spinnie
Sponsor: Dr. Douglas Smith

"Fiber Orientation Measurement and Prediction in Fused Deposition Modeling"
Society of Plastics Engineers Automotive Composites Conference and Exhibition 2015
Novi, Michigan. September 9-11, 2015.

Sarah Stair
Sponsor: Dr. David Jack

"Investigation of Woven Fiber Reinforced Laminated Composites Using a Through Transmission Ultrasonic Technique"
Society of Plastics Engineers Automotive Composites Conference and Exhibition 2015
Novi, Michigan. September 9-11, 2015.

Modern Languages & Cultures (Spanish)

Katie Samples
Sponsor: Dr. Jan Evans

"Using Christian Art in the Spanish Classroom to Illustrate Hybridity in Latin American Catholicism"
Christian Association of World Languages Conference
Houghton, New York. April 14-16, 2016.

Music

Clara Boyett
Sponsor: Dr. Lesley McAllister

"Make the Hours Count: How to Get the Most Out of Your Practice Time"
Music Teacher's National Association National Conference
San Antonio, Texas. April 2-6, 2016.

Rachel Frederiksen
Sponsor: Dr. Michael Alexander

"Effectiveness of Various Studio Teaching Methods"
Texas Music Educators Association
San Antonio, Texas. February 10-13, 2016.

Matt Hagestuen
Sponsor: Dr. Randall Umstead

"Annie"
HFCC Performing Arts Company
Oscoda, Michigan. June 14-28, 2015.

Ivan Hernandez
Sponsor: Dr. Jun Qian

"Clarinet Performance"
International Clarinet Association-Young Artist Competition
Madrid, Spain. July 21-27, 2015.

Sunghun Kim
Sponsor: Dr. Lesley McAllister

"Using Pedagogical Techniques to Prevent Performance Anxiety in Children Ages 6-11"
MTNA Collegiate Chapters Piano Pedagogy Symposium
Columbia, South Carolina. January 15-16, 2016.

"Developing a Healthy Mindset in Young Pianists"
2016 MTNA National Conference
San Antonio, Texas. April 2-5, 2016.

Tonya Lovorn
Sponsor: Dr. Michele Henry

"The Effect of Writing Solfege Syllables into Choral Repertoire on the Sight-Reading Ability of High School Choir Students"
Texas Music Educators Conference
San Antonio, Texas. February 11-14, 2016.

Nathan Myrick
Sponsor: Dr. Monique Ingalls

"From Icon to Ikon: Semiotics, Ritual Entrainment, and the Ethics of World Making in Congregational Song"
Society for Christian Scholarship in Music
Boston, Massachusetts. February 11-13, 2016.

Joseph Noelliste
Sponsor: Dr. David Music

"A Musico-Poetic Analysis of 'La Lune Blanche' by Gabriel Faure"
9th Annual Buffalo Music Symposium
Buffalo, New York. April 2-3, 2016.

Lindsay Smith
Sponsor: Dr. Jeffery Powers

"Horn Performance"
International Horn Symposium
Los Angeles, California. August 10-12, 2015.

Marcell Steuernagel
Sponsor: Dr. Monique Ingalls

"Body Worship: Worship Leader's Self-Perception of Bodily Expression in Congregational Song"
Society for Christian Scholarship in Music Annual Meeting
Boston, Massachusetts. February 11-13, 2016.

Jillian Storey
Sponsor: Dr. Francesca Arnone

"Healthy Playing Practices and Preparation"
Tennessee Technological University Flute Studio
Cookeville, Tennessee. October 29, 2015.

Philosophy

Karl Aho
Sponsor: Dr. Stephen Evans

"Learning about Temporality from the Lily and the Bird: Kiekegaard on our Attitudes towards Time"
APA Central Division Meeting
Chicago, Illinois. March 2-5, 2016.

Alina Beary
Sponsor: Dr. Robert Miner

"Aquired and Infused Virtues: A Family Resemblance?"
5th International Conference on the Virtuous Life
Utrecht, Netherlands. December 16-19, 2015.

Alina Beary
Sponsor: Dr. Robert C. Roberts

"Aquired and Infused Virtues: A Family Resemblance?"
2015 Annual ACPA Meeting
Azusa, California. October 8-11, 2015.

Alina Beary
Sponsor: Dr. Alexander Pruss

"Eternity and Omnipresence: A Response to Leftow"
SCP Pacific 2016
San Diego, California. March 17-19, 2016.

Jared Brandt
Sponsor: Dr. Rob Miner

"Commentary on 'Navigating Subjective Theories of Well-Being'"
Southwestern Philosophical Society Annual Meeting
Nashville, Tennessee. November 6-8, 2015.

"Acedia and the End of Religion"
Pacific Meeting of the Society of Christian Philosophers
San Diego, California. March 17-19, 2016.

Lindsay Cleveland
Sponsor: Dr. Alexander Pruss

"A Thomistic Alternative to Platonism Regarding Properties and Property Roles"
5th Annual Philosophy Workshop: Aquinas and the Philosophy of Nature
Newburgh, New York. June 4-7, 2015.

Lindsay Cleveland
Sponsor: Dr. Alexander Pruss

"A Sketch of a Thomistic Alternative to Platonism Regarding Properties and Property Roles"
American Catholic Philosophical Association 2015 Annual Meeting
Boston, Massachusetts. October 8-11, 2015.

Brandon Dahm
Sponsor: Dr. Thomas Hibbs

"One Act Habit Formation"
American Catholic Philosophical Association 2015 Annual Meeting
Boston, Massachusetts. October 8-11, 2015.

Robert Elisher
Sponsor: Dr. Alexander Pruss

"Molinist Divine Complicity: A Response to Neal Judisch"
American Catholic Philosophical Assocation 2015 Annual Meeting
Boston, Massachusetts. October 8-11, 2015.

Robert Elisher
Sponsor: Dr. Stephen Evans

"A Kierkegaardian Critique of Hume on Reason and Passion"
Society of Christian Philosophers Pacific Meeting 2016
San Diego, California. March 17-19, 2016.

Benjamin Guido
Sponsor: Dr. Alexander Pruss

"Categories of Mimesis with Socrates' Mistaken Prejudice in Republic X"
Annual Meeting of the Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy
New York, New York. October 23-25, 2015.

"Nietzsche and the Tragic Philosopher"
9th Annual University of South Florida Graduate Student Conference
Tampa, Florida. March 25-26, 2016.

"The Types and Value Types of Humility: A Response to Bommarito"
12th Annual Gonzaga Graduate Philosophy Conference
Spokane, Washington. April 8-9, 2016.

Sabrina Little
Sponsor: Dr. Michael Beaty

"Moral Perceptions and the Method of Phenomenal Contrast"
Georgia State Student Philosophy Symposium
Atlanta, Georgia. January 21-23, 2016.

Blake McAllister
Sponsor: Dr. Alexander Pruss

"Carving at the Joints: Naturalism and the Problem of Natural Beliefs"
5th Annual Houston Baptist University Philosophy Conference
Houston, Texas. September 18-19, 2015.

Blake McAllister
Sponsor: Dr. Jonathan Kvanvig

"Revamping Traditional Arguments for Internalism"
Alabama Philosophical Society
Pensacola, Florida. October 2-3, 2015.

Derek McAllister
Sponsor: Dr. Alexander Pruss

"Who You Could Have Known: Divine Hiddenness, Epistemic Counterfactuals, and the Recalcitrant Nature of Natural Theology"
British Society for the Philosophy of Religion
Oxford, United Kingdom. September 10-13, 2015.

Sponsor: Dr. Michael Beaty

"Cheerfulness as a Remedy for Depression"
Mississippi Philosophical Association Meeting
Starkville, Mississippi. March 18-19, 2016.

"Cheerfulness as a Remedy for Depression"
North Texas Philosophical Association
Dallas, Texas. April 1-2, 2016.

Caroline Paddock
Sponsor: Dr. Michael Beaty

"Toward a Just Theory of Property Rights"
Southeast Graduate Philosophy Conference
Gainesville, Florida. March 11-12, 2016.

"In Defense of Theistic Assuming"
Annual Meeting of Kentucky Philosophical Association
Louisville, Kentucky. April 16, 2016.

Daniel Padgett
Sponsor: Dr. Alexander Pruss

"Timeless World, Timeless God?"
5th Annual Houston Baptist University Philosophy Conference
Houston, Texas. September 18-19, 2015.

"Updating With the Theory of Conditionals"
7th Annual Northwestern/Notre Dame Graduate Epistemology Conference
Evanston, Illinois. April 22-23, 2016.

Yunus Prasetya
Sponsor: Dr. Alexander Pruss

"Why Situationism is Unsupported and Empirically Inadequate"
2015 Buffalo Annual Experimental Philosophy Conference
Buffalo, New York. September 11-12, 2015.

Yunus Prasetya
Sponsor: Dr. Alexander Pruss

"Why Situationism is Unsupported and Empirically Inadequate"
2015 Mt. Plains Graduate Philosophy Conference
Kansas City, Missouri. October 22-24, 2015.

Brandon Rickabaugh
Sponsor: Dr. Alexander Pruss

"Who You Could Have Known: Divine Hiddenness, Epistemic Counterfactuals, and the Recalcitrant Nature Theology"
British Society for the Philosophy of Religion
Oxford, United Kingdom. September 10-13, 2015.

"Emergence Can Not Save the Soul, but Neo-Aristotelianism Might"
2016 Pacific Meeting of the Society of Christian Philosophers
San Diego, California. March 17-19, 2016.

John Rosenbaum
Sponsor: Dr. Michael Beaty

"Philosophy's Enemy? A Dilemma to Science"
Philosophy and Engagement
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. April 9-10, 2016.

Matthew Sandwisch
Sponsor: Dr. Alexander Pruss

"Connections Between Michael Polanyi and Virtue Epistemology"
Polanyi Society Annual Meeting
Atlanta, Georgia. November 20-21, 2015.

Allison Thornton
Sponsor: Dr. Alexander Pruss

"Metaphysics and the Soul in Thomas Aquinas"
Dissertation Research
Rome, Italy. June 19-24, 2015.

"Varieties of Animalism"
Alabama Philosophical Association Meeting
Boston, Massachusetts. October 1-3, 2015.

"Varieties of Animalism"
American Catholic Philosophical Association
Boston, Massachusetts. October 9-11, 2015.

Christopher Tomaszewski
Sponsor: Dr. Alexander Pruss

"Moral Error Theory and the Law of Excluded Middle"
3rd Annual Philosophers' Cocoon Philosophy Conference
Tampa, Florida. November 7-8, 2015.

"Divine Hiddenness: Why Mere Non-Resistance is Insufficient"
2016 Pacific Regional Meeting of the Society for Christian Philosophers
San Diego, California. March 17-19, 2016.

Chris Tweedt
Sponsor: Dr. Alexander Pruss

"Believing by Faith"
Analyzing Catholic Philosophy
Boston, Massachusetts. October 8-11, 2015.

Chris Tweedt
Sponsor: Dr. Jonathan Kvanvig

"Knowledge Is Not Contrastive"
Eastern APA
Washington, D.C. January 6-10, 2016.

Matthew Wilson
Sponsor: Dr. Robert Roberts

"The Virtue of Taking Ownership: Participating Well in Business Projects"
Society of Business Ethics
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. August 6-9, 2015.

Matthew Wilson
Sponsor: Dr. Alexander Pruss

"Evaluating the Alternatives to Theistic Eliminativism"
Evangelical Philosophical Society
Dallas, Texas. April 1-2, 2016.

Physics

Suman Baral
Sponsor: Dr. Walter Wilcox

"Numerical Techniques to Improve Lattice QCD Calculations"
Joint Spring 2016 Meeting of the Texas Sections of APS, AAPT, and Zone 13 of SPS
Beaumont, Texas. March 31-April 2, 2016.

Mudi Chen
Sponsor: Dr. Truell Hyde

"The Confinement and Sheath within a Glass Box"
57th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics
Savannah, Georgia. November 16-20, 2015.

Political Science

Rachel Alexander
Sponsor: Dr. David Clinton

"Rountable Participant in a seminar that will explore the free society as composed of a democratic polity, a free economy, and a vibrant public moral-culture primarily through the lens of the political thought of Pope John Paul II."
Terzio Millennio Seminar on the Free Society
Krakow, Poland. June 29-July 17, 2015.

Rachel Alexander
Sponsor: Dr. Timothy Burns

"Lessons in Love in Xenophon's Cyropaedia"
New England Political Science Association
Newport, Rhode Island. April 21-23, 2016.

Kevin Burns
Sponsor: Dr. David Nichols

"William Howard Taft's Constitutional Progressivism"
Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Political Science Association
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. November 12-14, 2015.

Jordan Cash
Sponsor: Dr. David Nichols

"The Isolated Presidency: John Tyler and Inherent Presidential Powers"
Southern Political Science Association Annual COnference 2016
San Juan, Puerto Rico. Janaury 7-9, 2016.

Jordan Cash
Sponsor: Dr. Curt Nichols

"Attack of the Drones: Due Process and the Constitutionality of Drone Strikes"
2nd Annual Shawnee Trail Regional Conference on AMerican Politics and Constitutionalism
Columbia, Missouri. May 20-21, 2016.

Elizabeth Goyette
Sponsor: Dr. Mary Nichols

"Friednship and Merit Versus Aristocratic Convention in Jane Austen's Persuasion"
ACTC 2016 22nd Annual Conference
Atlanta, Georgia. April 14-17, 2016.

Joseph Griffith
Sponsor: Dr. David Nichols

"Constitutional Statesmanship: The Rhetoric of Jackson and Lincoln in Preserving the Union"
Annual Meeting of the Southern Political Science Association
San Juan, Puerto Rico. January 7-9, 2016.

Majorie Jeffrey
Sponsor: Dr. David Clinton

"Churchill on Science, Democracy, and their Implications for Statesmanship"
Transatlantic Studies Association
Middelburg, The Netherlands. July 6-8, 2015.

"A Throne Occupied By A Throng: Winston Churchill on Technology and Democracy"
Midwest Political Science Association
Chicago, Illinois. April 6-10, 2016.

Joshua King
Sponsor: Dr. David Clinton

"Hans Morgenthau and the Problem of Moral Statesmanship"
International Studies Association Annual Meeting
Atlanta, Georgia. March 16-19, 2016.

"Civic Liberalism: Rousseau's Critique of International Relations Theory"
Midwestern Political Science Association Meeting
Chicago, Illinois. April 7-10, 2016.

David Little
Sponsor: Dr. Dwight Alleman

"Aristotle and the Noble Citizen"
Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Political Science Association
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. November 12-14, 2015.

"Kant's Use of the Noble in the Pursuit of Right"
Annual Conference of the Southern Political Science Association
San Juan, Puerto Rico. January 7-9, 2016.

Austin Nelson
Sponsor: Dr. Curt Nichols

"A Pragmatic Approach to the Second Amendment"
Shawnee Trail Regional Conference
Columbia, Missouri. May 21, 2016.

Nathan Orlando
Sponsor: Dr. David Clinton

"The Rise of Geist and the Decline of Language: The Role of Language in Hegel's Philosophy of History"
Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Political Science Association
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. November 12-14, 2015.

"An Unreasonable Pluralism: Understanding the Place of Special Psychologies Within Rawls' Justice as Fairness"
Southern Political Science Association
San Juan, Puerto Rico. January 6-9, 2016.

Psychology and Neuroscience

Matthew Breuninger
Sponsor: Dr. Sarah Dolan

"One-Act Habit Formation"
American Catholic Philosophical Association Meeting
Boston, Massachusetts. October 8-11, 2015.

"Mental Health and the Relationship with God: An Attachment and Internal Working Model Perspective"
Christian Association for Psychological Studies
Pasadena, California. March 10-12, 2016.

Channing Cochran
Sponsor: Dr. Thomas Fergus

"Heroic Self-Image and its Relation to Obsessive-Compulsive Beliefs"
American Psychological Association Annual Convention
Toronto, Canada. August 6-9, 2015.

"Examining Goal Orientation in Relation to Worry: Validation Seeking is Uniquely Associated with Worry"
Texas Psychological Association Annual Convention
San Antonio, Texas. November 12-14, 2015.

Elizabeth Coe
Sponsor: Dr. Keith Sanford

"Assessing the Underlying Concerns of Divorced Parents"
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
Chicago, Illinois. November 12-15, 2015.

Michelle Dasse
Sponsor: Dr. Michael Scullin

"Practice Does Not Make Perfect: Commission Errors in Prospective Memory"
Psychonomics
Chicago, Illinois. November 19-21, 2015.

"Divided Attention, Memory Overwriting, and Prospective Memory Commission Errors"
Cognitive Aging Conference
Atlanta, Georgia. April 14-17, 2016.

Lauren Farwell
Sponsor: Dr. Sara Dolan

"Objective Neuropsychological Testing Versus Self Report Measures in Assessing Addiction Severity with Alcohol Abusing Individuals: A Pilot Study"
Research Society on Alcoholism
San Antonio, Texas. June 20-24, 2015.

Megan Haggard
Sponsor: Dr. Wade Rowatt

"Humility as Intellectual Virtue: Development and Validation of an Intellectual Humility Scale"
Society for Personality and Social Psychology
San Diego, California. January 27-31, 2016.

Jacqueline Hapenny
Sponsor: Dr. Thomas Fergus

"Interpersonal Needs and a Closed Response Style: Using the Psychological Inflexibility Model to Better Understand Thwarted Belongingness and Perceived Burdensomeness"
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
Chicago, Illinois. November 12-15, 2015.

Kimberly Hickman
Sponsor: Dr. Gary Elkins

"Improving Cost-Effectiveness of Hypnotizability Assessment"
Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis
Orlando, Florida. September 30-October 4, 2015.

"The Effect of Cognitive Expectancy and Hypnotizability on the Reduction of Cancer-Related Fatigue in Cancer Survivors: Implications for Clinical Practice"
Texas Psychological Association
San Antonio, Texas. November 12-14, 2015.

Andrew Holley
Sponsor: Dr. Joaquin Lugo

"The Effects of an Acute Flurothyl Seizure on Associative Learning and Memory"
Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting
Chicago, Illinois. October 17-21, 2015.

"Deletion of fmr-1 Results in Both Sex-Specific and Age-Dependent Changes in Behavior"
2016 UT Dallas-UC Berkeley Symposium, Reprogramming the Brain to Health: Computational Psychiatry and Neurology
Dallas, Texas. April 14, 2016.

Meredith Hoyland
Sponsor: Dr. Shawn Latendresse

"Personality and Adolescent Alcohol Use: Associations with Latent Classes of Religiosity"
Society for Personality and Social Psychology Annual Convention
San Diego, California. January 28-30, 2016.

William Hunter
Sponsor: Dr. Sara Dolan

"Mental Health and the Relationship with God: An Attachment and Internal Working Model Perspective"
Christian Association for Psychological Studies International Conference
Los Angeles, California. March 10-12, 2016.

Stephanie Jernigan
Sponsor: Dr. Christine Limbers

"Stress and Disordered Eating: The Differential Associations Between Types of Stress and Eating Habits"
Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference
Atlanta, Georgia. April 14-16, 2016.

Linda Kang
Sponsor: Dr. Wade Rowatt

"Specific Perceptions of the Morality of Atheists"
Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology
San Diego, California. January 27-31, 2016.

Courtney Kurinec
Sponsor: Dr. Charles Weaver

"The Concreteness of Truth"
2015 Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society
Chicago, Illinois. November 19-22, 2015.

"The Effect of Linguistic Category on Juror Decision Making"
2016 Annual Meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society
Atlanta, Georgia. March 10-12, 2016.

Priscilla Layman
Sponsor: Dr. Keith Sanford

"Understanding the Impact of Positive and Negative Couple Resiliency on Individual and Couple Outcomes in Response to External Stressors"
Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies 49th Annual Convention
Chicago, Illinois. November 13-15, 2015.

Joesph Leman
Sponsor: Dr. Wade Rowatt

"Intellectual Humility Predicts Peer Evaluation"
Society for Personality and Social Psychology
San Diego, California. January 27-30, 2016.

Rosemond Lorona
Sponsor: Dr. Wade Rowatt

"The Influence of Mental Contamination on Attitudes and Social Distance"
Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference
San Diego, California. January 27-31, 2016.

Stephen Martin
Sponsor: Dr. JoAnn Tsang

"A Simple Effect-Size Driven Sequential Analysis Procedure"
Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference
San Diego, California. January 27-30, 2016.

Hyeji Na
Sponsor: Dr. Gary Elkins

"Mindfulness-Based Hypnotherapy for Stress and Anxiety: A Case Study of a Male Graduate Student"
Society of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis
Orlando, Florida. September 30-October 4, 2015.

Suzanne Nolan
Sponsor: Dr. Joaquin Lugo

"Fragile x Knockout Mice Show Alterations in Activity Levels and Ultrasonic Vocalization Behaviors"
Society for Neuroscience
Chicago, Illinois. October 17-21, 2015.

"Deletion of fmr-1 Results in Both Sex-Specific and Age-Dependent Changes in Behavior"
2016 UT-Dallas UC Berkeley Symposium: Reprogramming the Brain to Health
Dallas, Texas. April 14, 2016.

Adelle Novier
Sponsor: Dr. Jaime Diaz-Granados

"Age-Related Differences in Ethanol Withdrawal, Withdrawal-Induced Anxiety, Cognition, and Response to Allopregnanolone"
Research Society on Alcoholism
San Antonio, Texas. June 20-24, 2015.

Laura Ornelas
Sponsor: Dr. Jaime Diaz-Granados

"Age-Related Differences in Ethanol Withdrawal, Withdrawal-Induced Anxiety, Cognition, and Response to Allopregnanolone"
Research Society on Alcoholism
San Antonio, Texas. June 20-24, 2015.

Amanda Proctor
Sponsor: Dr. Keith Sanford

"Dimensions of Couple Resiliency in a Sample of Firefighters"
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies 49th Annual Convention
Chicago, Illinois. November 12-15, 2015.

Halle Ross
Sponsor: Dr. Sara Dolan

"Relationship to God as a Factor in Religious Coping and Mental Health Outcomes in a Diverse Sample"
Christian Association for Psychological Studies International Conference
Los Angeles, California. March 10-12, 2016.

Kelsi Umekubo
Sponsor: Dr. Sara Dolan

"The Relationship Between Schizotypal Personality Traits and Measures of Neuropsychological Functioning"
Texas Psychological Association
San Antonio, Texas. November 12-14, 2015.

"Performance Differences on the Lowa Gambling Task in High Versus Low Schizotypy"
International Neuropsychological Society
Boston, Massachusetts. February 3-7, 2016.

Nancy Wheless
Sponsor: Dr. Thomas Fergus

"Examining an Interaction between Likelihood and Awfulness Illness Beliefs: A Test of the Cognitive Model of Health Anxiety"
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
Chicago, Illinois. November 12-15, 2015.

Ming Hwei Yek
Sponsor: Dr. Gary Elkins

"The Relationship Between Meaning in Life and Health Anxiety"
American Psychological Association Annual Convention
Toronto, Ontario, Canada. August 6-9, 2015.

Daniel Yi
Sponsor: Dr. JoAnn Tsang

"Buddhist Priming Effects on Attitudes in a Christian Sample"
Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference
San Diego, California. January 28-30, 2016.

Danielle Young
Sponsor: Dr. Christine Limbers

"Does Hyperactivity Moderate the Relationship Between Stress and Emotional Eating in Adolescents"
Society of Pediatric Psychology
Atlanta, Georgia. April 15-17, 2016.

Religion

Jeremiah Bailey
Sponsor: Dr. Bruce Longenecker

"A Diptych of Destruction: Watchers and Sodomites in Second Temple Judaism"
Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting
Atlanta, Georgia. November 20-24, 2015.

"The Light of the World: Jesus as Eschatological High Priest in the Gospel of John"
Southwest Commission on Religious Studies
Irving, Texas. March 11-13, 2016.

Libby Ballard
Sponsor: Dr. James Nogalski

"Choosing Between Moses and Abraham: A Rhetorical Analysis of Mic 7:14-20"
Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting
Atlanta, Georgia. November 21-24, 2015.

Gregory Barnhill
Sponsor: Dr. James Nogalski

"Reading Isaiah with Paul: Who Are Mother Zion's Children?"
Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting
Atlanta, Georgia. November 21-24, 2015.

Gregory Barnhill
Sponsor: Dr. Mikeal C. Parsons

"Tolle Lege: Nomina Sacra and Reader's Aids in Early Christian Manuscripts"
Houston Baptist University Theology Conference
Houston, Texas. February 25-27, 2016.

Amanda Brobst-Renaud
Sponsor: Dr. Kelly Iverson

"Preaching the Epistle of Straw: Luther's Homiletical Hermeneutics and James"
Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting
Atlanta, Georgia. November 21-24, 2015.

Jon-Michael Carman
Sponsor: Dr. Jason Whitlark

"'The Laughs wre Legion': A Comedic Reading of Mark 5:1-20"
Stone-Campbell Journal Conference
Knoxville, Tennessee. April 1-2, 2016.

Moon Kwon Chae
Sponsor: Dr. James Nogalski

"The Elevation of the Sabbath by the Holiness Writers: The Juxtaposition of the Sabbath with the Sanctuary and its Further Development in Relation to the Holy Land and People"
Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting
Atlanta, Georgia. November 21-24, 2015.

Joao Chaves
Sponsor: Dr. Doug Weaver

"Brazilian Pentecostal and Global Typologies: A Dialogue with James Davison Hunter's Paradigms of Engagement"
Association for the Sociology of Religion Meeting
Chicago, Illinois. August 20-22, 2015.

"The Walking-Smiling-Talking-Writing Dead: Reflections on Being Human in an Environment made for Zombies"
American Academy of Religion
Atlanta, Georgia. November 20-22, 2015.

David Cramer
Sponsor: Dr. Paul Martens

"Unnatural Selection: A Lament for My College and Denomination over their Failure to Evolve Together"
God, Nature, and Scientific Knowledge, 5th Annual HBU Philosophy Conference
Houston, Texas. September 18-19, 2015.

"Writing in Community: How a Writing Group can Enhance Your Thesis or Dissertation"
American Academy of Religion Annual Conference
Atlanta, Georgia. November 21-24, 2015.

Lacy Crocker
Sponsor: Dr. Joel Burnett

"The Chaoskampf Motif and the King of Mount Zion: Isaiah 24"
Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting
Atlanta, Georgia. November 20-24, 2015.

Tyler Davis
Sponsor: Dr. Paul Martens

"Hegelian Messianism in Contemporary Political Theology"
Southwest Commission on Religious Studies
Dallas, Texas. March 11-13, 2016.

Tyler Davis
Sponsor: Dr. Natalie Carnes

"Life Beyond Lynch Law: Imagining the Human and Utopia in Rural Texas"
Princeton University Program in American Studies Graduate Student Conference
Princeton, New Jersey. March 25-26, 2016.

John Duncan
Sponsor: Dr. Bruce Longenecker

"'No Little Disturbance': Reading Acts 19:23-27 Alongside the Material Remains from Ephesus and Pompeii"
Southwest Commission on Religious Studies Annual Meeting
Irving, Texas. March 11-13, 2016.

Jordan Fannin
Sponsor: Dr. Ralph Wood

"The Promise and Temptation of Allegory: Reading the Possibility of Pilgrimage in (Baptist) Bunyan and (Catholic) O'Connor"
2015 Annual Meeting of the Young Scholars in the Baptist Academy
Regent's Park College, Oxford, United Kingdom. July 14-17, 2015.

Nathan Hays
Sponsor: Dr. James Nogalski

"What Hath Babylon to Do with Jerusalem? Isaiah 54:13 in Light of the Contrast between Lady Babylon and Lady Zion"
Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting
Atlanta, Georgia. November 20-24, 2015.

Nathan Hays
Sponsor: Dr. Lidija Novakovic

"Greater than Jacob: The Johannine Community and the Samaritans in Dialogue"
Southwest Commission on Religious Studies Annual Convention
Irving, Texas. March 11, 2016.

Nathan Hays
Sponsor: Dr. Deirdre Fulton

"Orphanhood and Parenthood in Joseph and Aseneth"
Sixth Enoch
Austin, Texas. May 22-26, 2016.

Rebecca Hays
Sponsor: Dr. William Bellinger

"Trauma, Remembrance, and Healing: The Pastoral Effect of Joining the Wisdom Tradition and Historical Reflection in Psalm 78"
Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting
Atlanta, Georgia. November 21-24, 2015.

Rebecca Hays
Sponsor: Dr. Mikeal Parsons

"A Few New Faces: A Study of Characterization in the Song of the Vineyard (Isa 5:1-7) and the Parable of the Wicked Tenants (Mark 12:1-12)"
Southwest Commission on Religious Studies
Dallas, Texas. March 11-16, 2016.

Jenny Howell
Sponsor: Dr. James Nogalski

"Imago Dei and Earthly Life: Theology of the Body in the Writings of Dietrich Bonhoeffer"
Dissertation Research
Berlin, Germany. Spring 2015.

Jenny Howell
Sponsor: Dr. Barry Harvey

"Writing in Community: How a Writing Group Can Enhance Your Thesis or Dissertation"
American Academy of Religion
Atlanta, Georgia. November 20-23, 2015.

Andrew Kim
Sponsor: Dr. Doug Weaver

"A Test of Wills: William Patten's Teaching of Evolution at Dartmouth and the Response of William Jennings Bryan"
Southwest Commission on Religious Studies
Ft. Worth, Texas. March 11-13, 2016.

Nicholas Krause
Sponsor: Dr. Natalie Carnes

"Equity in Calvin's Political Thought"
American Society of Church History
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. April 8-9, 2016.

Nathaniel Lee
Sponsor: Dr. Janthan Tran

"The Tragedy of a Mulatto Theology"
Central Texas Colloquium
Austin, Texas. February 20, 2016.

Laura Lysen
Sponsor: Dr. David Whitford

"Why Die: Calvin, the 'Wretched Man,' and the Reformation"
American Society of Church History
Edmonton, Canada. April 7-9, 2016.

Laura Lysen
Sponsor: Dr. Paul Martens

"Losing and Finding (and Losing?) the Finite: Hegel, Kierkegaard, and World Return"
SWCRS
Dallas, Texas. March 11-13, 2016.

Bryan Maine
Sponsor: Dr. David Whitford

"Original Sin and the Children of the Heathen: The Influence of Zwingli on Early Anabaptism"
16th Century Society and Conference
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. October 25, 2015.

"Parents as Educators on the Eve of the Reformation: Richard Whitford and His A Werke for Householders (1530)"
American Historical Association/American Society of History
Atlanta, Georgia. January 7-10, 2016.

Thomas Millay
Sponsor: Dr. Paul Martens

"An American Pneumatology: Walter Scott in Context"
Stone-Campbell Journal Conference
Knoxville, Tennessee. April 1-2, 2016.

Christopher Moore
Sponsor: Dr. Doug Weaver

"For Queen and Congregation: Robert Brown'es Hate-Love Relationship with the Established Church"
Southwest Commission on Religious Studies
Irving, Texas. March 11-13, 2016.

Brandon Morgan
Sponsor: Dr. Jonathan Tran

"Materiality in Excess: Toward a Theological Aesthestics of Bodily Life in Grosz and Williams"
American Academy of Religion
Atlanta, Georgia. November 21-24, 2015.

Susan Moudry
Sponsor: Dr. Bill Pitts

"Abhorrence, Appreciation, or Perhaps a Little of Both: Mr. Wesley's Commentary on Mr. Calvin"
American Academy of Religion
Atlanta, Georgia. November 21-24, 2015.

Scott Prather
Sponsor: Dr. David Whitford

"Preaching the Penitent Sinner: Redacting Mary Magdalene for the Late Medieval English Parish"
16th Century Society Conference
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. October 22-25, 2015.

Scott Ryan
Sponsor: Dr. Laine Scales

"Journeying in Hope: Paul's Letter to the Romans and John Bunyan's The Pilgrim's Progress and The Holy War in Conversation"
Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting
Regent's Park, Oxford University, United Kingdom. July 14-17, 2015.

Scott Ryan
Sponsor: Dr. Beverly Gaventa

"Apocalyptic Conflict and the Divine Warrior in Romans: An Inquiry into the Apostle's Use of a Motif"
Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting
Atlanta, Georgia. November 20-23, 2015.

Andrew Selby
Sponsor: Dr. Daniel Williams

"Ambrose's 'Inspired' Moderation of Tertullian's Christian Ethics"
Oxford Patristics Conference
Oxford, United Kingdom. August 10-14, 2015.

Joshua Smith
Sponsor: Dr. David Whitford

"Portents of Destruction and Poisonous Devils"
ASCH Winter/American Historical Society
Atlanta, Georgia. January 7-10, 2016.

Cody Strecker
Sponsor: Dr. Daniel Williams

"Jewish Teachers and Greek Pedagogues: Prophecy and Divine Truth in Pseudo-Justin's Cohortatio ad Graecos"
American Society of Church History Spring 2016 Meeting
Edmonton, Canada. April 8-10, 2016.

"Madrasha as Parable: Ephrem's Symbolic Theology as Imitatio Christi"
Providence, Rhode Island. May 8-9, 2016.

"Jewish Teachers and Greek Pedagogues: Prophecy and Divine Truth in Pseudo-Justin's Cohortatio ad Graecos"
Chicago, Illinois. May 26-28, 2016.

Rachel Toombs
Sponsor: Dr. James Nogalski

"A Closer Kinship? David's Prayer in 2 Sam 7 and 1 Chr 17"
Society of Biblical Literature
Atlanta, Georgia. November 20-24, 2015.

Rachel Toombs
Sponsor: Dr. Ralph Wood

"Sarah Coakley and the Distorted Self in Walker Percy's Lancelot"
Upper Midwest American Academy of Religion
St. Paul, Minnesota. April 1-2, 2016.

Lindsey Trozzo
Sponsor: Dr. Lidija Novakovic

"Genre and the Fourth Gospel"
Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting
Atlanta, Georgia. November 20-24, 2015.

Natalie Webb
Sponsor: Dr. Kelly Iverson

"A Historically Bankrupt Epistle? Rhetoric and History in the Epistle of Jude"
Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting
Atlanta, Georgia. November 21-24, 2015.

"Tolle Lege: Reader's Aids and Nomina Sacra in Early Christian Manuscripts"
Houston Baptist University Theology Conference
Houston, Texas. February 25-27, 2016.

Nicholas Werse
Sponsor: Dr. James Nogalski

"Polysemy and Hidden Nuances in the Opening of Obadiah's Oracle Against Edom"
Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting
Atlanta, Georgia. November 21-24, 2015.

"Intertextuality and the Problematic Tripartite Structure of the Book of Zephaniah"
Southwest Conference on Religious Studies Regional SBL
Ft. Worth, Texas. March 11-13, 2016.

Social Work

David McClung
Sponsor: Dr. David Pooler

"Have a Little Faith in Me: Mental Health Literacy and Pastoral Care Practices of Clergy and their Congregations"
29th Annual Children's Mental Health Research and Policy Conference
Tampa, Florida. March 13-16, 2016.

Lori Sousa
Sponsor: Dr. Gaynor Yancey

"The Role of Spirituality and Religion in Social Policy Practice"
The North American Association of Christians in Social Work
Rochester, New York. November 12-15, 2015.

Sociology

Todd Ferguson
Sponsor: Dr. Kevin Dougherty

"Natural Amenities as Spiritual Rescources"
Association for the Sociology of Religion
Chicago, Illinois. August 20-25, 2015.

"Organizational Resources and the Gender Gap in Congregational Lay Leadership"
Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion
Newport Beach, California. October 23-25, 2015.

Brittany Fitz
Sponsor: Dr. Carson Mencken

"Factorial Structure of Perceived Community Satisfaction: A Case of Domains via a Test of Cross-Sectional Invariance"
American Sociological Society
Chicago, Illinois. August 21-23, 2015.

William Henderson
Sponsor: Dr. Kevin Dougherty

"Non-Linear Attachment and Psychological Distress; Psychological Distress Among the Religiously Unaffiliated"
Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion
Newport Beach, California. October 23-25, 2015.

Su Jin Kang
Sponsor: Dr. Carson Mencken

"The Association of Prayer and Religious Meaning on Anxiety-Related Disorders"
American Sociological Society
Chicago, Illinois. August 20-22, 2015.

Blake Kent
Sponsor: Dr. Matt Bradshaw

"Divine Attachments, Intimacy, and Biblical Literalism"
Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion
Newport Beach, California. October 23-25, 2015.

"Attachment to God, Vocational Calling, and Worker Contentment"
Southern Sociological Society
Atlanta, Georgia.April 14-16, 2016.

Paul McClure
Sponsor: Dr. Kevin Dougherty

"Something Besides Monotheism: Theological Boundary Work Among the Spiritual but not Religious";"Faith and Facebook in a Pluralistic Age: The Effects of Social Networking Sites on the Religious Beliefs of Emerging Adults"
Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion
Newport Beach, California. November 23-25, 2015.

Paul McClure
Sponsor: Dr. Paul Froese

"Tinkering with Technology and Religion in the Digital Age: The Effects of Internet Use on Religious Belief, Behavior, and Belonging"
Southern Sociological Society
Atlanta, Georgia. April 14-16, 2016.

Justin Nelson
Sponsor: Dr. Carson Mencken

"Could You Please Pass the iPad?: Examining the Mediating Impact of Technology on Family Meals and Parent-Child Relationships"
Southwestern Social Science Association
Las Vegas, Nevada. March 24-26, 2016.

Jeffrey Tamburello
Sponsor: Dr. Carson Mencken

"Natural Amenities as Spiritual Resources"
Annual Meeting of the Association for the Sociology of Religion
Chicago, Illinois. August 20-22, 2015.

"C-Reactive Protein Among Older Aldults During the Recession: Does Economic Adversity Get Under the Skin?"
Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association
Chicago, Illinois. August 22-25, 2015.

Bob Thomson
Sponsor: Dr. Paul Froese

"More than Friends and Family? Estimating the Direct and Indirect Effects of Religiousity on Substance Use in Emerging Adulthood"
Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion
Newport Beach, California. October 23-25, 2015.

"Religious Belief in Christian Higher Education: Is Religious and Political Diversity Relativizing"
SSS 2016-79th Annual Meeting
Atlanta, Georgia. April 14-16, 2016.

Xiuhua Wang
Sponsor: Dr. Carson Mencken

"Education, Religiosity and Religious Tolerance in Contemporary China"
Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion
Newport Beach, California. October 23-25, 2015.

Murat Yilmaz
Sponsor: Dr. Kevin Dougherty

"The Relationship Between Images of Allah and Ideological Preferences: Turkish Case"
Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion
Newport Beach, California. October 23-25, 2015.

Statistical Science

Somer Blair
Sponsor: Dr. John Seaman

"Prior Elicitation in Parametric Proportional Hazard Models"
Joint Statistical Meetings
Seattle, Washington. August 8-13, 2015.

"Sensitivity in Prior Elicitation"
ENAR 2016 Conference
Austin, Texas. March 5-8, 2016.

Christopher Casement
Sponsor: Dr. David Kahle

"Prior Elicitation via a Rarschach-Style Graphical Procedure"
ENAR 2016 Spring Meeting
Austin, Texas. March 6-9, 2016.

Madeline Drevets
Sponsor: Dr. John Seaman

"Bayesian Treatment of Bivariate Zero-Inflated Poisson Regression Model"
Eastern North American Region 2016 Spring Meeting
Austin, Texas. March 6-9, 2016.

Tyler Nelson
Sponsor: Dr. James Stamey

"Bayesian Approach to Sample Size Determination for Multilevel Logistic Regression Models with Misclassified Outcomes"
Eastern North American Region 2016 Spring Meeting
Austin, Texas. March 6-9, 2016.

Gabriel Odom
Sponsor: Dr. Dean Young

"Iterated Linear Dimension Reduction"
Conference of Texas Statisticians
San Antonio, Texas. April 8-9, 2016.

Jonathon Vallejo
Sponsor: Dr. James Stamey

"Conjunction Assessment Risk Trending Using a Simple Functional Model in a Bayesian Framework"
Space Flight Mechanics Committee Meeting
Vail, Colorado. August 9-13, 2015.

"Some Examples of Bayesian Longitudinal Meta-Analysis"
ENAR Statistics Conference
Austin, Texas. March 6-9, 2016.

Johanna Van Zyl
Sponsor: Dr. Jack Tubbs

"AUC Regression for Multiple Comparisons to a Control with Application in Determining the Minimum Effective Dose"
Eastern North American Region 2016 Spring Meeting
Austin, Texas. March 6-9, 2016.

Robert Waken
Sponsor: Dr. Joon Jin Song

"Inverse Distance Weighted Interpolation for Spatiotemporal Data (with an Application in Rainfall Prediction)"
Joint Statistical Meetings
Seattle, Washington. August 8-13, 2015.

Wenqi Wu
Sponsor: Dr. James Stamey

"A Bayesian Approach to Account for Misclassification and Overdispersion in Count Data"
Eastern North American Region 2016 Spring Meeting
Austin, Texas. March 6-9, 2016.

Theatre Arts

Heidi Breeden
Sponsor: Dr. David Jortner

"Burning Bluebeard Once Again: Directing a Chicago Holiday Tradition"
Mid-America Theatre Conference
Minneapolis, Minnesota. March 17-20, 2016.

Aaron Brown
Sponsor: Dr. David Jortner

"Shondaland: Where Black Women are Queen"
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference
Albuquerque, New Mexico. Febraury 10-13, 2016.

"The Holy Land Experience"
Comparative Drama Conference
Baltimore, Maryland. March 31-April 2, 2016.

John Grote
Sponsor: Dr. David Jortner

"The Curse of True Love Never Did Run Smooth: A Vietnamese/American Fusion of A Midsummer Night's Dream"
Southeastern Theatre Conference Symposium
Decatur, Georgia. April 22-24, 2016.

Laura Nicholas
Sponsor: Dr. DeAnna Beard

"Remembering the Pointe: A Defense of Dance Training in Conservative Christian Higher Education"
Association for Theatre in Higher Education
Montreal, Quebec, Canada. July 30-August 2, 2015.

Laura Nicholas
Sponsor: Dr. David Jortner

"No Strings Attached: Finding Craig's Ubermarionette in Robert Wilson's Approach to Actors"
Mid-Atlantic Theatre Conference
Minneapolis, Minnesota. March 17-20, 2016.