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Students participate in annual N.C. Undergraduate Research Symposium

BOONE—Twenty undergraduate students from Appalachian State University made research presentations at the Third Annual State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research Symposium held in Greensboro Nov. 17.

The students represented the departments of Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy, Philosophy and Religion, Geology, and Psychology. A total of 30 North Carolina academic institutions attended the symposium. Students from across the state delivered 233 research/creative performance presentations.

Appalachian will host next year’s symposium on Nov. 22, 2008.

Students presenting at this year’s event, their academic departments and faculty mentors are listed below.

Chemistry

Student: Magdalena Jaramillo

Dept: Chemistry

Mentor: Tonya Coffey/Physics and Astronomy

Geology

Student: Aaron Abernethy

Dept: Geology

Mentor: Steven Hageman/Geology

Philosophy and Religion

Student: Jason Radford

Dept: Philosophy and Religion

Mentors: Harriette Buchanan, Interdisciplinary Studies; Kim Hall, Philosophy and Religion; Bradley Nash, Sociology and Social Work

Physics and Astronomy

Students: Sam Abee/Randy Maples

Dept: Physics and Astronomy

Mentor: Anthony Calamai, Adrian Daw/Physics and Astonomy

Students: Jama Greene/Leander Hutton

Dept: Physics and Astronomy

Mentor: Joseph Pollock/Physics and Astronomy

Students: Alexander Hall/Zachary Russell

Dept: Physics and Astronomy

Mentor: Tonya Coffey/Physics and Astronomy

Student: Cully Little

Dept: Physics and Astronomy

Mentor: Tonya Coffey/Physics and Astronomy

Student: Carla Penders

Dept: Physics and Astronomy

Mentor: Christopher Thaxton/Physics and Astronomy

Student: Ashley Roberts

Dept: Physics and Astronomy

Mentors: Phillip Russell, Donovan Leonard/Physics and Astronomy

Students: Christopher Flora/Kelly Izlar

Dept: Physics and Astronomy

Mentor: Richard Gray/Physics and Astronomy

Psychology

Student: Kristin Cawthon

Dept: Psychology

Mentor: Denise Martz/Psychology

Student: Michael McCormick

Dept: Psychology

Mentor: Todd McElroy/Psychology

Students: Matthew Barker/Jeremy Bryant/Rachel Stanton/Joseph Clisby White

Dept: Psychology

Mentor: Lisa Curtain/Psychology

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