Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Achievement (URSA) Small Grant Program

2010/2011 Abstracts

Lynne Baker
Environmental Science / College of Arts & Sciences
Assessing Dominance Hierarchies in a Semi-Wild Group of Red-Capped Mangabeys (Cercocebus torquatus) at the Rhoko Forest, Southeastern Nigeria

Charles Baylis
Electrical & Computer Engineering / Engineering & Computer Science
Characterization and Measurement of Nonlinear Power Amplifiers

Bryan Brooks
Environmental Science / College of Arts & Science
Influence of Climatological and Antropogenic Factors on pH and Associated Impacts of Select Heavy Metals in Aquatic Systems

Pat Danley
Biology / College of Arts & Sciences
Parallel Speciation or Common Ancestry? Evolution of Diversity in New and Old World Genera of Band-Winged Grasshoppers

Tonya N. Davis
Educational Psychology / School of Education
Analysis and Treatment of Challenging Behavior among Individuals with Autism

Charles M. Garner
Chemistry & Biochemistry / College of Arts & Sciences
Azulene-containing Phases for Capillary Gas Chromatography

Lydia Grebenyova
English / College of Arts & Sciences
Negative Polarity Items

Kevin J. Gutzwiller
Biology / College of Arts & Sciences
Distance Decay and Bird Community Similarity: A Test of the Unified Neutral Theory of Biodiversity and Biogeography

Diane Hartman
Biology / College of Arts & Sciences
Determination of Bacterial Flora in Turtles and their Habitat

Kenichi Hatakeyama
Physics / College of Arts & Sciences
Undergraduate Research in High Energy Physics at the Compact Muon Solenoid Experiment at CERN

Dennis J. Horton
Religion / College of Arts & Sciences
The Effects of Short-Term Mission Trips on Mission Team Members

Hope Koch and Theresa Edgington
Information Systems / School of Business Attracting Women and Minorities into Technical Fields

Jay Pulliam
Geology / College of Arts & Sciences
Seismic refraction study of a rifted margin: The Texas Gulf Coast

Andrew K. Scherer
Anthropology, Forensic Science, & Archaeology / College of Arts & Sciences
Diet and Health at the Classic Maya Sites of El Zotz and Yaxha, Guatemala

Stephen Sloan
Institute for Oral History
A Better Hometown: Universalizing the Structure of Incorporated Towns and Townships

Kenneth W. Van Treuren
Mechanical Engineering / Engineering & Computer Science
Energy Alternatives for the Future: Wind Turbines and Rooftop Gardens

Dianna Vitanza
English / College of Arts & Sciences
Aristotle, Aeschylus, and Hardy: Tragic Heritage in Tess of the d'Urbervilles