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FY 2014 URC Abstracts (Fall Competition)

Small Grants Program


Jason A. Aimone
Department of Economics
Hankamer School of Business
Nudging' Risky Decision-Making: How Modifying Information Order, Arousal, and Cognitive Load Influences Processing of Decision-Making Under Risk

Susan P. Bratton
Department of Environmental Science
College of Arts and Sciences
Inputs of Plastics into Texas Rivers Discharging Pollutants into the Gulf of Mexico: Determining Particle Size and Distribution Via a Preliminary Study of the Brazos Watershed

Jacquelyn Duke
Department of Biology
College of Arts and Sciences
Small World Initiative: Crowdsourcing the Discovery of Antibiotics

Mary Elliott
Department of Family and Comsumer Sciences
College of Arts and Sciences
The Connection between Highly Effective Schools and Self-Regulated Learners

Charles M. Garner
Department of Chemistry
College of Arts and Sciences
Camphor Derivatives for New Chiral Metal Ligands

Perry Glanzer
Department of Education Administration
School of Education
Student Constructions of Religious Fit and Incongruence Narratives at a Faith-Based Institution of Higher Education

Curt Nichols
Department of Political Science
College of Arts and Sciences
The Influence of Religion on the Tone of Gubernatorial Rhetoric: DICTION Analysis of the State of the State Addresses of American Governors, 1993-2013

Jerry Z. Park
Department of Sociology
College of Arts and Sciences
Challenges to Faith at Work

Jay Pulliam
Department of Geophysics, Geology
College of Arts and Sciences
Improving Seismic Hazard Characterization and Aftershock Studies with Computer-On-Module-Enhanced Seismic Recorders

Stephen Sloan
Institution for Oral History
Tattooed on My Soul: Texas Veterans Remember World War II

Marley Watkins
Department of Educational Psychology
School of Education
Norming the Motivation to Read Profile (MRP) in Texas

Walter Wilcox
Department of Physics
College of Arts and Sciences
Polynomial Noise Subtraction in Lattice QCD

Daniel H. Williams
Department of Religion
College of Arts and Sciences
Interpreting Scripture in Christian Antiquity

Matthew Wood
Department of Management & Entrepreneurship
Hankamer School of Business
Inaction Inertia: The Psychological Cost of Failing to Act on Promising Entrepreneurial Opportunities

Mid-Range Grants Program


George Cobb
Department of Environmental Science
College of Arts and Sciences
Alterations in Aqueous Organic Matter in the Presence of TIO2 Nanomaterials: Application of High Resolution Mass Spectrometry

Randall Jean
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
School of Engineering and Computer Sciences
Simulation, Fabrication and Testing of a Microwave/RF Steam Quality Sensor Prototype

Beth Lanning
Department of Human Performance Recreation
School of Education
Examination of the Effects of Equine Assisted Activities on PTSD Symptoms, Quality of Life and Participation in Combat Veterans Using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) as a Conceptual Model

Yang Li
Department of Electrical Computer Engineering
School of Engineering and Computer Sciences
Directive Antenna Design on Human Body for Wireless Communications