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Undergraduate Research announces Spring 2017 EURECA Awards
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Filed under Public Information on Sunday, January 29, 2017 by Author: Public Information.


The Office of Undergraduate Research has announced the spring 2017 EURECA funded students, projects and, mentors. 


College of Science and Mathematics
Suman Bhandari, Israel Ezeodum and Kyle Gordon

“Using the Fourth-Order Runge-Kutta Method to Determine the Dynamic Response of a Free Vibrating Laminated Composite Shallow Shell Panel”

Mentor: Dr. Salim Azzouz

 

Alexandria Weiskircher

“Mineral and Textural Assessment of the Quanah Margin Granites in the Wichita Mountains, Oklahoma”

Mentor: Dr. Jonathan Price

 

Jomarie Leblanc, Chiedza Tokonyai and Adanna Okoye

“Dynamic Contact Angle Measurements”

Mentors: Drs. Mahmoud Elsharafi and Jeong Tae Ok

 

Rojitha Goonesekere

“Enhancing the student learning experience through an intuitive Learning Management System”

Mentors: Drs. Yu Guo and Bingyang Wei

 

Sachithra Weerasooriya

“Investigating the Nature of Dwarf Spiral Galaxies”

Mentor: Dr. Jackie Dunn

 

Denzel Martin, Cody Lane Chancellor and Reuben Denwe

“Viscosity Measurements for Various Mixed Fluids Used to Enhance Oil Recovery”

Mentor: Dr. Mahmoud Elsharafi

 

Jared W. Steger

“2-D to 3-D Analysis of Mineral Hopper Structure Using a Bismuth Metal Analog”

Mentor: Dr. Jonathan Price

 

Michael Arthur Olaya and Michael Arthur Sweeting

“Electron-Positron Scattering”

Mentor: Dr. Preet Sharma

 

Bethany Russell

“Mechanisms of Reversion to erythromycin-Susceptibility by erythromycin-Resistant Bacteria”

Mentors: Drs. James Masuoka and Jon Scales

 

Amber Quevy

“Petrological Analysis of the Quanah Dikes, Wichita Mountains, Oklahoma”

Mentor: Dr. Jonathan Price

 

Tharusha Wanigasekera and Janith Ambewela

“Active Damping Using Pistons with Smart Fluid”

Mentor: Dr. Sheldon Wang

 

Chanuka Perera, Ravi Prasanth Baskaran and Sarinda De Mel

“Structural Analyses of a Large Deployable Shelter”

Mentor: Dr. Sheldon Wang

 

Xitong Li, Huiluo Chen and Mpathi Nzima

“Intelligent Robotics using Computer Vision”

Mentor: Drs. Yu Guo and Bingyang Wei

 

Zeltzin Reyes, Rojitha Goonesekere and Don Wijesinghe

“Automatic Piloting of a Drone”

Mentor: Dr. Yu Guo

 

Kanayo B. Oji

“Survivor Models in the Josephus Problem”

Mentor: Dr. Marcos Lopez

 

Enaho Atamenwan, Abdullah Albakhurji and Paul Yacho

“MSU Smart Parking”

Mentor: Dr. Yu Guo

 

Kiran Chapagain and Corbin Matamoros

“Computational Study of Film Boiling Droplet Motion on Micro- and Nanoscale Ratchets”

Mentors: Drs. Jeong Tae Ok, Sheldon Wang, Yu Guo Mahmoud Elsharafi

 

Sean Aleman

“Optimizing Aquaponic Systems”

Mentors: Drs. Dale McDonald and Michael Shipley

 

Melissa Rose

“Effect of Growth Temperature on Cell Surface Hydrophobicity of Candida albicans”

Mentors: Drs. James Masuoka and Jon Scales

 

Chiara Del Vecchio and Dorcas Matuwana

“Identification of Antibiotic Activity from Fungal Symbionts of Native Texas Plants.”

Mentor: Dr. James Masuoka

 

Meaghan Rose, Salvatore Capotosto and Mutandwe Machemedze

“Bacterial Endophytes in Seeds with High Melatonin Content: Survival Implications”

Mentor: Dr. Magaly Rincon-Zachary

 

College of Science and Mathematics and West College of Education

Chenai Sukume and Constance Anih Nchetachukwe

“Making Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Attractive to Females Using Growth Mindset Strategies”

Mentor: Dr. Denise Simmons

 

Dillard College of Business

Luca Lalor

“Methods of Generating Alpha from FX Trading using Technical Analysis”

Mentors: Drs. Qian Li and Jeffrey Hood

 

Hettiyadura Shehan Karunaratne

“Benford’s Law Application: Case of Elections in Sri Lanka”

Mentor: Dr. Agim Kukeli

 

Evan Knobloch

“Matched-Pair Analysis of Single-Bond Occupational Credit Unions and Multi-Bond Credit Unions: A Pre- and Post-2008 Recessionary Analysis”

Mentors: Drs. Robert Forrester and John Martinez

 

Hezekiah Agbo

“Hedging Risk in Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF) – A Pedagogical Analysis and Report”

Mentors: Drs. Robert Forrester and John Martinez

 

Addison Thompson and Nemanja Krtolica

“The Economic Impact of Midwestern State University on the Local Region”

Mentors: Drs. Robert Forrester and John Martinez

 

Karema Sallam

“Empirical Investigation of Economic Growth in North African Countries: The Effect of Pre- and Post- Arab Spring”

Mentor: Dr. Agim Kukeli

 

Wadzanai Dzvurumi and Matthew Matlock

“Hotter Than Hell Hundred Project: Quantitative Section”

Mentors: Dr. Niyati Kataria and Dr. Jeff Stambaugh

 

Simon Ospina

“Remittances and Economic Growth in Developing Countries: The Impact of Human Capital”

Mentor: Dr Pablo A Garcia-Fuentes

 

Dillard College of Business and Prothro-Yeager College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Weiwei Chen and Randy Lopez

“Chinese-Cuban Identity Ethnography: An Exploratory Study”

Mentors: Dr. Beverly Stiles, Mr. Newman Wong and Dr. Claudia Montoya

 

Careisha Whyte

“Evaluating the ethical awareness of accounting students in the Dillard College of Business Administration”

Mentor: Dr. Ronald Young

 

Wadzanai Dzvurumi, Careisha Whyte and Jerrod Tofte

“Young Professionals of Wichita Falls Project”

Mentors: Dr. Niyati Kataria and Mr. Newman Wong

 

Lamar D. Fain College of Fine Arts
Zack Shanks

“Seeing Depression with the Naked Eye”

Mentors: Ms. Catherine Prose and Mr. Gary Goldberg

 

Robin Reid

“Teaching Students to Write: What Works?”

Mentor: Dr. Mitzi Lewis

 

Kalli Root

“Researching Theatrical Constellations: Dramaturgy and Audience Response”

Mentor: Dr. Karen Dabney

 

Aaron Campbell, Emma Griffiths and Selena Mize

“Taking a Portable Color Printmaking/Painting Studio to the ISA Universidad de las Artes, School of Visual Arts, in Havana, Cuba to Create an Exchange Exhibition hosted by the Juanita Harvey School of Visual Arts”

Mentor: Dr. Liz Yarosz-Ash

 

Katherine Pendergrass and Nahye Byun

“BEAD no R Composition Project for Hunger and Homelessness”

Mentor: Dr. Ruth Morrow

 

Prothro-Yeager College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Luke Allen

“The Sanity of Suicide Bombers: Mental Health and the Suicide Terrorism”

Mentor: Dr. Steve Garrison

 

Robert D. Carol Gunn College of Health Sciences & Human Services

Phillip Carr

“The Effect of Body Art on Digital Radiographic Quality”

Mentors: Drs. Robert Comello, Beth Veale and Ms. Mandy Sedden

 

Camille Khan

“Imaging Technology in Military Conflict: 1920-Present Day”

Mentor: Dr. Robert Comello

 

West College of Education

Macy Miles

“Impact of Undergraduate Research Experience on MISL

Mentors: Drs. Angela Cartwright, Janise McIntyre and Stacia Miller

 

Laura Sorge and Francine Baron

“Exploring Student’s Perceived Benefits of Learning Communities…Going Deeper”

Mentor: Dr. Kym Acuna

 

Tamra Woods and Jocelyn Brown

“The effect of STEAM units on Pre-service Teacher’s Self-efficacy”

Mentor: Dr. Dittika Gupta



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