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Blue Ridge Undergraduate Research Conference

Lincoln Memorial University

Blue Ridge Undergraduate Research Conference

Virtual Event, Viewing Period - April 5-9, 2021

 

BRURC 2021 WINNERS BY PRESENTATION CATEGORY

Allied Health
First Place Poster - Sadie Pittman - Lincoln Memorial University
First Place Oral - C. Angelica Barnett - Lincoln Memorial University
Second Place Poster - Natalie Monroe - Lincoln Memorial University


Humanities / Arts / Language
First Place Poster - Mykaela Chaffin - Eastern Kentucky University
First Place Oral - Laura Kimzey - Bluefield College
Second Place Poster - Jesse Day - Eastern Kentucky University
Second Place Oral - Jennifer Gambrel - Lincoln Memorial University
Third Place Poster - Tie: Brandi Mills and Jami Fisher - Eastern Kentucky University
Third Place Oral - Samantha Smith - Eastern Kentucky University


Mathematics / Computer Science
First Place Poster - Ethan Nusso - East Tennessee State University

Natural Life Science

First Place Poster - Emily Roark - Lincoln Memorial University
First Place Oral - Tyra Sanchez - Lincoln Memorial University
Second Place Poster - Dakota Topp - Mars Hill University
Second Place Oral - Giselle Ghabussi - Lincoln Memorial University
Third Place Poster - Kayla Hammer - Lincoln Memorial University
Third Place Oral - Joseph Serrenho - Lincoln Memorial University


Psychology
First Place Poster - Thomas Morris - Eastern Kentucky University
First Place Oral - Lindsey Nangle - King University
Second Place Poster - Saul Barrera - Union College
Second Place Oral - Maya Houston - King University
Third Place Poster - Kammey Powers - Union College
Third Place Oral - Kaitlyn Hornbeck - King University


Social Sciences
First Place Oral - Mahalia Cain - Lindsey Wilson College


Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2021 BRURC - we appreciate you!
 

 

Welcome by Dr. Jody Goins, Executive Vice President for Administration

Dr. Julie Hall, Associate Professor of Molecular Biology & Chair, Program Director Dept. of Biology

 

BRURC 2021 Program

 

PAPER PRESENTATIONS

Hebah Al Khateeb - East Tennessee State University

Analysis of Microglial Cell Activation and Morphology Change in an Animal Model of Treatment-Resistant Depression

 

Angelica Barnett - Lincoln Memorial University

State Legislation and Veterinarians Role in the Opioid Crisis

 

Dyanie Bermeo - King University

How The Perceptions of Marital Rape Differ in Northern and Southern States

 

Bethany Boggs - Lincoln Memorial University

eDNA to detect Hellbenders, Cryptobranchus alleganiensis, in the Cumberland Gap Region

 

Mahalia Cain - Lindsey Wilson College

Adair County Substance Abuse Needs Assessment

 

Conner Campbell - Campbellsville University

Comparative Study of the Dynamic Properties of the Potassium Channel Accessory Protein KCNE3 in Differing Membrane Environments

 

Blair Dean - Lincoln Memorial University

The Effects of Social Media Applications on Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)

 

Phoenix Dubose - King University

Self-Esteem in Female vs. Male Athletes

 

Laura Everly - Lincoln Memorial University

Chelation Therapy as a Way to Remove Calcium from Arterial Plaques

 

Kaelyn Finnegan - Maryville College

Tyrosinase Inhibition and Parkinson's Disease

 

Hannah Foran - King Univeristy

Self-esteem and parenting styles relations to one another

 

Jennifer Gambrel - Lincoln Memorial University

Culinary Therapy Cooks Up Benefits

 

Giselle Ghabussi - Lincoln Memorial University

Azo Dyes Derived from Acetylferrocene

 

Ashly Dayana Gomez - King University

Death And Dying Anxiety and Measures of life

 

Stephanie Graves - Union College

The Impact of Having a Relationship with a Substance Abuse User

 

Matt Hammons - Union College

Motives, Consequences and Amount of Alcohol Consumption Among College Students Athletes versus Non-Athletes

 

Maya Homer - Union College

The Comparsion of How Social Media Influences the Body Image of College Athletes and Non-Athletes

 

Kaitlyn Hornbeck - King University

The Need to Belong in Females and Males

 

Maya Houston - King University

Generational Views on Racial Stereotypes

 

Gavin Hunt - University of Pikeville

Trump's use of power words on Twitter

 

Claudette Johnson - Lees-McRae College

Bat Diversity and Activity in Three Habitat Types in Western North Carolina

 

Anthony Kennedy - Lindsey Wilson College

An application of newer conceptualizations to Durkheim's Theory of Suicide

 

Laura Kimzey - Bluefield College

Broken Parts: Using the Internal Family Systems Model to Analyze Jay Gatsby

 

Hailey Leach - King University

Does the Number of Siblings and Birth Order Correlate to Anxiety Levels in Individuals?

 

Lindsey Nangle - King University

The Effects of Social Conformity on an Opinion Change

 

Jahmira Rogers - King University

Stigma and Mental Health Disorders

 

Tyra Sanchez - Lincoln Memorial University

Detection of Chytridiomycosis in the Cumberland Gap region

 

Joseph Serrenho - Lincoln Memorial University

Chalcone Derivatives as Potential β-Lactamase Inhibitors When in Combination with β-Lactam Antibiotics

 

Clayton Sexton - Lincoln Memorial University

Growth Optimization of Zinc Oxide Thin Films via Chemical Deposition

 

Austyn Simmons - Lincoln Memorial University

Survey of local perceptions regarding tick-associated risks in the Cumberland Gap Area

 

Samantha Smith - Eastern Kentucky University

Inside the Mind of Tennessee Williams: An Analysis of A Streetcar Named Desire

 

Christin Haleigh Sutton - Union College 

Do Violent Video Games Cause Aggression Among Gamers?

 

Cassie Warren - Union College

Perceived Discrimination

 

Marydel Williams - King University

Is there a perceived stigma regarding the public's attitude toward mental health?

 

Alexandra Zimmerman - King University

Using Childhood Attachment to Predict Adult Relationships

 

Dallas Griffith; Sydney Smith; Unique Earley; Savannah Dunsmore - Lincoln Memorial University

Emerging Adult Spirituality: The Impact of Covid-19 and Online Religious Gatherings

 

POSTER PRESENTATIONS

Brian Adams - Eastern Kentucky University

Dungeons and Dragons and Storytelling

 

Morgan Bargo - Eastern Kentucky University

The Unattainable American Dream in The Great Gatsby

 

Saul Barrera - Union College

College Student-Athletes on Risk Level  Alcohol use and it’s effective on GPA

 

Peyton Bowling - Eastern Kentucky University

Ray Bradbury’s Slow Burn: How Gradual Self-Censorship has Suppressed our Freedom of Speech

 

Jessica Brandenburg - Eastern Kentucky University

The Faustian Bargain in The Picture of Dorian Gray

 

Jeremiah Bullard - Union College

Quality of Life Before and After Recovery from Substance Abuse

 

Jane Burch - Eastern Kentucky University

Despair, Dazai, and Differences in Culture

 

Sophia Carter - Eastern Kentucky University

Toxic Masculinity in Frankenstein

 

Mykaela Chaffin - Eastern Kentucky University

Duality in Shakespeare's Richard II

 

Evan Collett - Lincoln Memorial University

Piroplasms in the genera Babesia, Theileria, and Cytauxzoon from Ixodid ticks in the Cumberland Gap Region

 

Ashton Conley - Eastern Kentucky University

Jo March: A Historical Basis for the Modern Queer Woman

 

Jesse Day - Eastern Kentucky University

The Counterfeit vs the Original in William Gaddis's THE RECOGNITIONS

 

James Downton - Eastern Kentucky University

Femininity, Youth, and Dominican-American Culture: The Poet X

 

Adrienne Eggers - Union College

Co-Occurring Disorders in relation to SUD

 

Jami Fisher - Eastern Kentucky University

Jane Eyre: A Novel Driven by Racial Conflict and Stereotypes

 

Kayla Hammer - Lincoln Memorial University

Assessing the Microbial Quality of Powell River Water Using Indicator Bacteria

 

Lexi Jade Henson - Union College

The Effect of Television on Childrens Homework

 

Gabrielle Hughes - Eastern Kentucky University

Love You Forever: Transcending Audience

 

Ashlee Little - Eastern Kentucky University

The Swallows of Kabul: A Story of Love, Actions, and Sacrifice

 

Bailey Messer - Union College

Social Aspects of Drug Use Among College Students

 

Brandi Mills - Eastern Kentucky University

Persepolis and the New Age of Visual Storytelling

 

Natalie Monroe - Lincoln Memorial University

One Health, Human Animal Bond, and Veterinary Services in Tanzania/Zanzibar

 

Thomas Morris - Eastern Kentucky University

Voice’s Effect on Effort and Recall: The Role of Cognitive Stress

 

Ethan Nussio - East Tennessee State University

Statistics and Feature engineering used to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Healthcare's Diabetes Management Program

 

Sadie Pittman - Lincoln Memorial University

Canine Prostate Examination Model

 

Kammey Powers - Union College

Correlation Between a College Student Having a Job and Their Academic Performance

 

Katie Reed - Eastern Kentucky University

Sexism and Patriarchy in the 1920's

 

Emily Roark - Lincoln Memorial University

Activity of ticks from various habitats and times of day, and corresponding infection status with Borrelia spp. and Babesia spp.

 

Dakota Topp - Mars Hill University

Analysis of Alpha Helices in the Receptor Binding Domain in Botulinum Types A, B, D, G

 

Nicole Watson - Eastern Kentucky University

Analysis of Language Use in Reader-Insert Fanfiction

 

 

 

 

Contact Carolyn Gulley, Executive Director, Office of Research, Grants and Sponsored Programs at carolyn.gulley@lmunet.edu for more information.