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2014 EURēCA Awardees

The university offers undergraduates the opportunity to reach beyond the classroom to pursue the excitement of original research and creative projects. Every spring, the Office of Research & Engagement organizes the Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement (EURēCA) — a two-day exhibition and performance event for students.

In addition to divisional awards, projects judged to be the best overall are recognized with the Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society Award, the William Franklin Harris III Undergraduate Research Award, the Sustainability Award, and the Office of Research and Engagement’s Undergraduate Research  Excellence Award (gold, silver and bronze).

 

TOP AWARDS

PHI KAPPA PHI BEST OF SHOW AWARDS

Student

Project Title

Faculty Mentor

Olivia Jean Crisp Genetic Resistance to   Staphlococcus aureus Mastitis in Bovine CXCR1 Pighetti, Gina
Carson Hayes, Piano ÉtudesTableaux, Opus 39, No. V (Sergei Rachmaninoff) David Northington

WILLIAM FRANKLIN HARRIS III UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH AWARD

Stephanie Kerrigan,   Tyler Stanley, Grant Davis, Sean Knox UAV Photogrammetric   Surveying Freeland, Robert S

SUSTAINABILITY AWARD

Matthew Barnett, Zane   Espinosa Knoxville Urban Market   + Culinary School Stevens, Kevin

ORE AWARDS OF UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH EXCELLENCE AWARDS

NATURAL SCIENCES

GOLD – Olivia Jean   Crisp Genetic Resistance to   Staphlococcus aureus Mastitis in Bovine CXCR1 Pighetti, Gina
SILVER – Casey Gunn   Martin Development of   Microbial Community Structure Based Databases for Fecal and Soil Source   Identification in Rural Watersheds Layton, Alice Camille
SILVER – Dixie Ann   Daniels To the vector go the   spoils: Identifying fungal pathogens associated with walnut twig beetle, a   vector of Thousand Cankers Disease complex Hadziabdic-Guerry,   Denita
BRONZE – Noor K.   Alshibli Phylochiptm Microarray   Analysis of Microbial Communities in Deep-Sea Environments and Potential   Implications for Hydrocarbon Spills Hazen, Terry C
BRONZE – Kaela O’Dell Lignin-degrading   bacteria from the Mediterranean Sea Hazen, Terry C

SOCIAL SCIENCES

GOLD – Chelsea   Stanfill Effectiveness of   Career Focused Small Learning Communities on Academic Performance among High   School Students Lee, Sungkyu
SILVER – Allison   Haywood Stark Exploring and   Understanding Experiences and Developmental Stages of Healthy Siblings of   Pediatric Oncology Patients Chyka, Deb
SILVER – Penny Hembree Genetic and Physical   Activity Influences on Weight Status in Obese, Prepubertal African American   Children Coe, Dawn Podulka
BRONZE – Matthew   Francis Singh Bayes, Brains, and   Babies: Electrophysiology and Mathematics of Infant Holistic Processing and   Selective Inhibition. Reynolds, Greg
BRONZE – Cameron King,   Mark Croswell, Abby DeBusk, Sarah Harder Benefits of   Evidence-Based Discharge Planning Thompson, Kathleen

ART, ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN, HUMANITIES AND PERFORMING ARTS

GOLD – Haley Elaine Hudgins,   Sarah Elizabeth Smith, Brayan Guzman Zavala, Kaitlyn Marie Shaw Interactive Debriefing   Application Lowe, Sarah
SILVER – Allen Griffith Wilson Augustine, Wannabe   Philosopher: the Cultivation of Philosophical Asceticism in the Career of   Augustine of Hippo Lafferty, Maura
BRONZE – Hannah Daniel, Melissa   Dooley Live Micro in the   District: Micro-Unit Housing in Downtown Nashville Davis, Thomas K

ENGINEERING

GOLD – Stephanie   Kerrigan, Tyler Stanley, Grant Davis, Sean Knox UAV Photogrammetric   Surveying Freeland, Robert S
SILVER – Kelli Byrne Electrochemical   Characterization of Cu-Based Non-Precious Metal Catalysts for the Oxygen Reduction   Reaction in Low Temperature Fuel Cells Zawodzinski, Thomas   Anthony
BRONZE – James Michael   Ghawaly Jr. A Bayesian Approach to   Broad-Area Nuclear/Radiological Operations Hall, Howard Lewis

BUSINESS

GOLD – Nathaniel   Martin Massey Who Used the Cash from   Cash for Clunkers? Compton, Benjamin   Hasty
SILVER – Kerri Elena   Moore There Will Be Blood Daves, Phillip R
BRONZE – Andrew   Anderson Debt Issuer   Stipulations: How Bond Covenants Affect Bond Ratings and Yield Spreads Craig, Karen Ann

DIVISION AWARDS

Student

Project Title

Faculty Mentor

ENGINEERING

Stephanie Kerrigan,   Tyler Stanley, Grant Davis, Sean Knox UAV Photogrammetric   Surveying Freeland, Robert S
Christian Gregory   Wiberley, Coleman Knox Bradley, Hunter Lee Hill Plot Scale Switchgrass   Harvester Hart, William E
Kelli Byrne Electrochemical Characterization   of Cu-Based Non-Precious Metal Catalysts for the Oxygen Reduction Reaction in   Low Temperature Fuel Cells Zawodzinski, Thomas   Anthony
Yi Ying Chin Rebinding and   Spatiotemporal Correlations in Cell Signaling Networks Abel, Steven Matthew
James Michael Ghawaly   Jr. A Bayesian Approach to   Broad-Area Nuclear/Radiological Operations Hall, Howard Lewis

AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES AND NATURAL RESOURCES

Devarshi Ardeshna,   Samantha Brown Heat Shock Enhanced   Conjugation in Campylobacter Lin, Jun
Alexander Lee Houck Understanding the role   of PSAP in apoptosis and gamma-secretase cleavage Xu, Xuemin
Lindsay Elizabeth   Rogerson Extraction of   Phenolics from Oak Zivanovic, Svetlana
Olivia Jean Crisp Genetic Resistance to   Staphlococcus aureus Mastitis in Bovine CXCR1 Pighetti, Gina
Dixie Ann Daniels To the vector go the   spoils: Identifying fungal pathogens associated with walnut twig beetle, a   vector of Thousand Cankers Disease complex Hadziabdic-Guerry,   Denita

ARTS AND SCIENCES

Noor K. Alshibli Phylochiptm   Microarray Analysis of Microbial Communities in Deep-Sea Environments and   Potential Implications for Hydrocarbon Spills Hazen, Terry C
Robert Connell Redirecting directed   dispersal in an ant-myrmecochore system: Addressing the uniqueness of   microsites near ant nests in an eastern North American forest Kwit, Charles
Casey Gunn Martin Development of   Microbial Community Structure Based Databases for Fecal and Soil Source   Identification in Rural Watersheds Layton, Alice Camille
Su’ad A. Yoon Consequences of Alien   Plant Invasion on Lepidoptera Fauna: A Global Meta-Analysis Fordyce, James A.
Melissa Ann Lee MicroRNA Regulation of   Tet-Related Memory Formation Prosser, Rebecca A
Brian Poore, Alexander   Parrott, Chuhnui Bao Synthesis and   Characterization of a Hairy Particle Acid Catalyst for Dehydration of Fructose   to 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural in Water Zhao, Bin
Tami Laurene Banks Analysis of Quartz   Grain Deformation Along the Llanganuco Canyon of the Cordillera Blanca Fault,   Peru Jessup, Micah John
Allen Griffith Wilson Augustine, Wannabe   Philosopher: the Cultivation of Philosophical Asceticism in the Career of   Augustine of Hippo Lafferty, Maura
Norma Carolina Miselem History and Analysis   of French Contributions to Space Exploration Dubreil, Sebastien
Matthew Francis Singh Bayes, Brains, and   Babies: Electrophysiology and Mathematics of Infant Holistic Processing and   Selective Inhibition. Reynolds, Greg
Sara Hamza Migrant Labor in the   Arabian Gulf States: The Case of Dubai, UAE Hepner, Tricia M   Redeker
Elisabeth Pitt, Pranay   Dogra Co-infection with wild   type and chemokine (kc) overexpressing murine cytomegaloviruses relieves a   salivary gland dissemination blockade. Sparer, Timothy E
Amber Bassett FRET-based Analysis of   the Transit Peptide in vitro Interaction with TOC34 Bruce, Barry D
Kaela O’Dell Lignin-degrading   bacteria from the Mediterranean Sea Hazen, Terry C

SOCIAL WORK

Chelsea Stanfill Effectiveness of   Career Focused Small Learning Communities on Academic Performance among High   School Students Lee, Sungkyu
LaKiera Denay Grimes Determining   Characteristics of Single Homeless Women Lee, Sungkyu
Laura Walden Comparing   Effectiveness of Community Schools with Public Schools in Regards to Student   Behaviors, Standardized Test Scores, Attitudes about School, and Attendance Lee, Sungkyu

EDUCATION, HEALTH AND HUMAN SCIENCES

Penny Hembree Genetic and Physical   Activity Influences on Weight Status in Obese, Prepubertal African American   Children Coe, Dawn Podulka
Delia M.A. Clemmons What do they know and   how useful is it? Sex education and knowledge among college freshman. Olmstead, Spencer
Elizabeth MacKenzie   Sherrill Regulation of   Chemokine Gene Transcription by Novel Glucocorticoid Receptor Modulators Collier, Jason

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Cristopher Kieth Manka A CEO’s Effect on   Headquarter Relocation Chyz, James Anthony
Ashley Hannah Stewart Goodwill, Good   Riddance? How New Executives Affect Goodwill Write-Offs Behn, Bruce K
Ashley Coke Reinventing Insurance   Claims: A Business Plan Graves, Thomas Houston
Laura Ellen Bassett Recovery or Bust: Is   the Eurozone Recovering More Slowly Than the Rest of the European Union? Baker, Kenneth Howell
Andrew Anderson Debt Issuer   Stipulations: How Bond Covenants Affect Bond Ratings and Yield Spreads Craig, Karen Ann
Kerri Elena Moore There Will Be Blood Daves, Phillip R
Cassidy Webster Materialistic Mindset?   Perception of Purchasing From Secondary Channels Daves, Phillip R
Thien Aiden Mai Sexual Orientation   & Wages Wanamaker, Marianne H
Nathaniel Martin   Massey Who Used the Cash from   Cash for Clunkers? Compton, Benjamin   Hasty
Kyle Leon West mHealth: A   Contemporary and Comprehensive Look at Emerging Technologies in Mobile Health Noon, Charles E

NURSING

Cameron King, Mark   Croswell, Abby DeBusk, Sarah Harder Benefits of   Evidence-Based Discharge Planning Thompson, Kathleen
Allison Haywood Stark Exploring and   Understanding Experiences and Developmental Stages of Healthy Siblings of   Pediatric Oncology Patients Chyka, Deb
Mary Ellen McNeal,   Josh Carico, Serena Haroouchi, Joely Moctezuma Hand Hygiene: What   about the Patient? Recommendations for Methods and Implementation Thompson, Kathleen

COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION

Alan Robert Veronesi Big Orange, Army   Strong Heller, Robert B
David Fox McCarville Between the Stacks Heller, Robert B
Sarah Kinder Zimmerman EcoCAR 2 Outreach Fall, Lisa

ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN

Jarod Dotson, Matthew   Barnett, Thomas Agee, Melissa Dooley Skeen Residence Davis, Marleen Kay
Hannah Daniel, Melissa   Dooley Live Micro in the   District: Micro-Unit Housing in Downtown Nashville Davis, Thomas K
Dillon Joseph Canfield Establishing Place: An   Orchard for Norris Tennessee Wall, Scott Wheland

ART

Haley Elaine Hudgins,   Sarah Elizabeth Smith, Brayan Guzman Zavala, Kaitlyn Marie Shaw Interactive Debriefing   Application Lowe, Sarah
Allen B Johnson School of Art-   Sculpture Commission at the Knoxville Zoo Staples, Carolyn I
Lauren Nicole Beale American Ghosts Lee, Baldwin S

MUSIC

Carson Hayes, Piano ÉtudesTableaux, Opus 39, No. V (Sergei   Rachmaninoff) David Northington
Yi-Ting Huang, Piano Morceaux de fantaisie (Sergei Rachmaninoff) Fay Adams
Ryan Bright, Mark   Cook, Jake Lane, Nick Lloyd, Nathan Williamson Strange Humors (John Mackey) Allison Adams

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