Arkansas Undergraduate Research Conference

The 25th annual Arkansas Undergraduate Research Conference will be held on the campus of Henderson State University on April 27-28, 2018. The AURC is for undergraduate students only and is open to all disciplines. Abstracts may be submitted for oral presentations and or poster presentations. Abstracts will be accepted through April 17, 2018.  

Registration is now open .

Submit an abstract for the AURC.

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Friday April 27, 2018

Registration & Check-In                                                                                  1:30-5:00 pm

Reynolds Science Center Lobby

Oral Presentations                                                                    3:00 pm

Friday Oral Presentation Schedule

Session

     Title

Location

 Page

1

Basic and Applied Sciences Part 1  

Reynolds 322

6

 

2

Social Sciences and Humanities

Reynolds 303

7

Interdisciplinary Poster Session                                           5:00 pm

Garrison Center Banquet Room , 2nd Floor, Rm. 206      List of titles Pp. 8-10

 

Banquet and Keynote Address                                             6:15 pm

Dr. Thomas E. Kreschollek, Ph.D. ’02, Shell

“Undergraduate Research and its Role in Success”

Garrison Center Banquet Room 2nd Floor, Rm. 206

                                                                                                           

Saturday April 28, 2018

Registration, Check-in                                                    7:30-10:00 am

and Continental Breakfast

Reynolds Science Center Lobby

 

Oral Presentations                                                                    8:30 am

Saturday Oral Sessions

 

Session

Title

Location

Page

3

Open Oral Session

Reynolds 322

10

 

  

                            Keynote Address

 

Introduction by Dr. Brad Rowland, Asst. Prof. of Chemistry

Dr. Thomas E. Kreschollek

 Process Chemist, Shell Oil Co., Deer Park, Texas

Henderson State University Class of 2002

 

“Undergraduate Research and its Role in Success”

 

Profile:

 

Thomas E. Kreschollek, Ph.D., was born, raised and educated (partly) in Connecticut. Upon graduation from high school, Tom searched for an undergraduate institution which would provide an excellent return on his investment in education and he chose to undertake his undergraduate studies in chemistry at Henderson State University.  In addition to his coursework at Henderson State, Tom was a member in the Chem Club, serving as Vice President in 2001-2002, and he was actively engaged in Undergraduate Research.  Tom worked with Dr. Dee Palmer, who holds the rank of  professor emeritus in chemistry, on topics within the field of superconductors.  Tom graduated from Henderson State with a B.S. degree in Chemistry in May 2002 and subsequently enrolled that Fall at The University of Texas at Austin for his Ph.D. work in chemistry.  Tom came into UT-Austin initially in physical chemistry but soon found his true passion in analytical chemistry.  Tom joined the group of Prof. James Holcombe and worked on topics related to trace metal analyses, specifically using inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry, for which he earned a Ph.D. in analytical chemistry Fall 2007.  A born problem solver, Tom has resolved to make his career in the chemical industry, and after finishing his Ph.D. joined the staff at Dow Chemical Co. in Lake Jackson, Texas.  Tom obtained his current position joining                                 the staff at Shell Oil Co. in Deer Park, Texas, where he serves as a Process Chemist.

It is always a pleasure to host alumni of Henderson State when they come back to visit with us—and Tom is no exception!  Many of the Chemistry faculty remember Tom from his time here.  Tom will be able to provide very unique insight into how Undergraduate Research at Henderson State helped him to achieve his career goals as a chemist in industry.

 

Friday Oral Sessions Begin at 3:00 pm

Session 1   Basic and Applied Sciences Part 1               Reynolds 322

Chairperson:      TBD, Henderson State University                                                           

 

3:00        Molecular Modeling for Lithium-Containing Drugs is Essential for Medical Therapy

Sean  Brandon, Jessica  Shephard,  Frank  Hahn, Ph.D.

Philander Smith College

 

3:20        A Drug Repositioning and Diversification Strategy for Discovery of Compounds with Anti-Cancer Activity

Daniel Gibson, T. David Bateman, Ph.D.

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Henderson State University

 

3:40        Molecular Modeling of Metal-containing Drugs (aurotioprol and aurothioglucose) for Medical Therapies

Peter  Joseph, Frank  Hahn, Ph.D.

Philander Smith College

 

Break 4:00 – 4:20

 

AURC Alumni Talk is 4:20 to 5:00 PM in REY 322

 

4:20        Elucidation of Cytochrome P450 Isozyme Contributions in Generation of a Potentially Toxic, Reactive Terbinafine Metabolite

Allie A Davis, Dusty  Barnette, Joshua  Swamidass, Na Le  Dang, Grover P Miller Ph.D.

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday Poster Session Begins at 5:00 pm

 

 

Session 2    Social Sciences and Mathematics                   Reynolds 303     

Chairperson:      Colton Lechak, Henderson State University

3:00     Progress Amidst Anarchism: A Critical Analysis of the Events of June, 1919

Megan M Jackson,  Matthew  Bowman Ph.D.

Department of History Henderson State University

 

3:20        Introducing Quantum Dynamics to Undergraduates:  A New Look at the Argand Representation (a+ib) of the Wavefunction

 

Jacquelyn Mosely, T David Bateman, Ph.D., Brad A Rowland, Ph.D.

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Henderson State University

 

3:40        The Effects of Area and Population on Sex Education

Brady L Nix, Cheyenne  Mitchell,  Travis  Langley, Ph.D.

Department of Psychology Henderson State University

 

4:00        Cabbage Inhibits Nitrite Formation in Other Vegetables during Storage

Conner T Callaway, Cynthia  Robinson, Autumn  Webb,  Jinming  Huang, Ph.D.

University of Arkansas at Monticello

 

 

AURC Alumni Talk is 4:20 to 5:00 PM in REY 322

 

4:20        Elucidation of Cytochrome P450 Isozyme Contributions in Generation of a Potentially Toxic, Reactive Terbinafine Metabolite

Allie A Davis, Dusty  Barnette, Joshua  Swamidass, Na Le  Dang, Grover P Miller Ph.D.

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

 

 

Friday Poster Session Begins at 5:00 pm

All Disciplines Poster Session

 

Garrison Center Room 206--Banquet Room                         5:00 PM

Please note that this is on the second floor of the Garrison Center.

2018 AURC Chair:  Brad A. Rowland, Ph.D.Henderson State University

Authors should have poster mounted before 5:00 and should be present at least 30 minutes during the poster session to talk about their work.  Posters should be removed after the banquet.

 

 

Posters Listed Alphabetically by First Author

 

Sex and Marriage: Does Sex Equal Love?

Jasmine  Ames, Mar'Quesia  Gillis, Rowan  Malone, Alexa  Oestmann, Dominique  Walker, Travis  Langley, Ph.D.

Department of Psychology Henderson State University

 

Sexual Behavior and Interest across States

Candace M Baker, Aubriana  Scott, Brasha  Swindall, Kally  Tran, Oyshi  Hossain, Paige Powell, Travis  Langley, Ph.D.

Department of Psychology Henderson State University

 

Use of cytosine-based tautomerically ambiguous nucleosides for induction of viral mutagenesis

Carlie M Clem, Vincent K Dunlap, Ph.D.

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Henderson State University

 

Clap Back at Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Ashley  Evans, Madison  Roberts, Celeste  Dart, April  Marfoglio, Travis  Langley, Ph.D.

Department of Psychology Henderson State University

 

Erectile Dysfunction: Rising to the Occasion

Sherrie  Hale, E.  Green, Travis  Langley, Ph.D.

Department of Psychology Henderson State University

 

Sex Sells in Advertising and Media: Women vs. Men

Miranda  Hartford, Anna  LaDuke, April  Walters, Travis  Langley, Ph.D.

Department of Psychology Henderson State University

 


 

Bio-inspired Surfaces for Improved Wear Resistance and Friction Reduction

Julia K Hoskins, Min  Zou, Ph.D. 

University of Arkansas

 

Free Love, Man: Political and Cultural Factors Affecting LGBT Acceptance since the 1960s

Camille  Judy, Brittany  Chilton, Madelyn  Byrd, Krystal  Bell, Railey  Nolan, Travis  Langley .

Department of Psychology Henderson State University

 

Activities of an Outstanding ACS Student Affiliate Chapter

Susana Loarca, Lynlee Russell, Carlie Clem, T David Bateman, Ph.D., Brad A Rowland, Ph.D.

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Henderson State University

 

College student’s attitudes toward fake news and their information media use behaviors and perceived credibility.

Gabriel  McDonald, Nokon  Heo.

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

 

The Effects of Sex Education on STD rates and Teen Pregnancy

Charles C McGee, Erykah L Martin, Emmafaith M George, Kearra R Parrish, Mary-Beth  White, Travis  Langley, Ph.D.

Department of Psychology Henderson State University

 

Node Development in Free Wavepacket Evolution

Jacquelyn Mosely, Colton Lechak, Brad A Rowland, Ph.D.

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Henderson State University

 

Premarital Sex as it Affects Marriage

Cameron C Nickels, Chelsey N McFerrin, Travis  Langley, Ph.D.

Department of Psychology Henderson State University

 

Analysis of air and water samples for the presence of heavy metals in Clark County Arkansas.

Kevin Nordengren, Ashton Eckerstorfer, T David Bateman, Ph.D.

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Henderson State University

 

Men's Perception of Women Based On Masculinity: "I'm sorry you had to push my car!"

Felicia  Valdez, Sadie  Prejean, Jennifer  Fayard Ph.D.

Ouachita Baptist University

 

Tertiary benzamides as possible antimalarial leads

Emily E Williford, Martin  Campbell Ph.D.

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Henderson State University

Saturday Oral Sessions Begin at 8:30 AM

 

Session 3   Open Oral Session                                           Reynolds 322

Chairperson:      Brad A. Rowland, Ph.D., Henderson State University

 

8:30        Humorous Recollections of HSU Undergraduate Research Experiences Past

Thomas E Kreshcollek, Ph.D., T David Bateman, Ph.D.

Shell Oil Co., Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Henderson State University

 

8:50        Use of cytosine-based tautomerically ambiguous nucleosides for induction of viral mutagenesis

 

Carlie M Clem,  Vincent K Dunlap, Ph.D.

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Henderson State University

 

9:10        Bio-inspired Surfaces for Improved Wear Resistance and Friction Reduction

 

Julia K Hoskins, Min  Zou, Ph.D. 

University of Arkansas

 

Break 9:30 – 9:50

 

 

9:.50      Greening Up the Reddies:  A Panel Discussion on Introducing Green Chemistry Activities on Campus

 

Empanneled:  Ashton Eckerstorfer, Amos Noyes, Ray Weldon, Nathan Steadman, Carlie M Clem

Faculty Co-Authors:  T David Bateman, Ph.D., Brad A Rowland, Ph.D.

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Henderson State University

 

10:20     Final Thoughts on AURC 2018

 

T David Bateman, Ph.D., Brad A Rowland, Ph.D.

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Henderson State University