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EUReCA 2021 Award Winners

Congratulations to all of the 2021 EUReCA award recipients!

College of Architecture and Design
Award  Student(s) Project Title Faculty Mentor
Award of Merit Maggie Redding Artifice Domesticity: Understanding Queer Identity’s situation in the 21st Century Home Jennifer Akerman
Award of Merit Nicolas Van Son Additive Manufacturing Applications: from Personal Protective Equipment to Sustainable High-Performance Construction Systems Maged Guerguis
Award of Merit Kari Essary, Aubrey Bader Alta-ternative: Investigating Frameworks for Ecological Restoration and Economic Development Andrew Madl
Third Place Zach Orig  Terra Incognita: Post-Traumatic Infrastructural Opportunism Jennifer Akerman
Second Place Katie Pennington  TERRITORIAL PARALLAX: An agricultural paradigm Brian Ambroziak
First Place Brian Nachtrab  A Nation is a Machine for Capital Jennifer Akerman

 

College of Architecture and Design: School of Design
Award  Student(s) Project Title Faculty Mentor
Award of Merit Allie Torres-Lopez Food Independence Through Sustainable Gardening in Urban Cities Cary Staples
Award of Merit Samantha Huang Gamifying Stewardship: Inspiring Awareness of Invasive Plants Cary Staples
Award of Merit Anna Gorman A Plant’s Perspective Cary Staples
First Place, Division 1 Cadie Chapell Escaping the Herbaceous Cary Staples
First Place, Division 2 Madeleine Smith Exploration of Campus Environments Cary Staples
First Place, Division 3 Riley Doty Plant Personalities Cary Staples

 

College of Education, Health & Human Sciences
Award  Student(s) Project Title Faculty Mentor
Third Place Sneh Patel  Covid-19’s Impact on the Dental Industry Michelle Childs
Third Place Jonathon Myers  The Inner Dependability Between Materials and Formulations Yolanda Kirkpatrick
Second Place Christopher Monaghan, Emma Stalker, Megan Pugh  Tiny Homes, Huge Impact Yolanda Kirkpatrick
First Place Sydney Mcabee  School during the COVID-19 Pandemic: An Administrative Lens James Martinez

 

Haslam College of Business
Award  Student(s) Project Title Faculty Mentor
Third Place Joelle Jarjoura Immigrant Entrepreneurship and Job Creation in the U.S.: A Historical Analysis and Future Projection Model Marianne Wanamaker
Second Place Payton Myers Supply Chain Decarbonization and the Reduction in Transportation Emissions Wendy Tate
First Place Danielle Taylor University Student Perceptions on Tax Complexity and Tax Compliance LeAnn Luna

 

Herbert College of Agriculture
Award  Student(s) Project Title Faculty Mentor
Third Place Sarah Warner Reduction of Cronobacter sakazakii populations in buffer and reconstituted milk by ultraviolet light systems Doris D’Souza
Second Place Samantha Roberts, Meredith Hinson, Emma Hessock, Casey Read Phenotypes and Plasma Metabolome Profiles to Predict Average Daily Gain in Heifers Sarah  Moorey
First Place Megan Wilson Determining the Efficacy of Bacteria-Produced Antimicrobial Peptides in Inhibiting the Growth of Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans in vitro Matt Gray

 

College of Nursing
Award  Student(s) Project Title Faculty Mentor
Award of Excellence for Research Krista Cameron Strategies for the College-aged Population to Reduce Risk Factors of Alzheimer’s Disease Kathleen Thompson
Award of Excellence for Research Ali Sullivan Do Young Adults with Close Family Experiencing Alzheimer’s Have Higher Depression Rates? Edelyn Bishop
Award of Excellence for Research Emma Vysoky Pregnant Women with Asthma: Factors that Influence Their Decision to Continue or Discontinue Taking Their Medications Kathleen Thompson
Award of Excellence for Research Abigail Winterstein Perceptions of Family-Initiated Rapid Response Teams Mary Lynn Brown

 

College of Nursing
Award  Student(s) Project Title Faculty Mentor
Award of Excellence in Evidence Based Practice Mary Bosson, Sara Hodges, Madison Cavalli, Kaitlyn Carmichael Effect of infant breastfeeding versus formula feeding for a minimum of one month on cognitive outcomes in early childhood Samereh Abdoli
Award of Excellence in Evidence Based Practice Julia Clark, Josie Parsons, Juliana Foreman, Alex Gerkin The effect of restorative breaks on levels of sleepiness and fatigue in healthcare workers Knar Sagherian
Award of Excellence in Evidence Based Practice Jessica McChesney, Russell Cunningham, Kaitlyn Weeden, Lily Hopping The Effect of Animal Assisted Therapy on Depression among Dementia Patients living in Nursing Homes Knar Sagherian
Award of Excellence in Evidence Based Practice Margaret Miller, Madison Peret, Haley Benson, Katie Pendergast Cognitive Improvement and Increased Quality of Life Among Dementia Patients When Utilizing Animal-Assisted Therapy Dutra Ozorio
Award of Excellence in Evidence Based Practice Jillian Simpson, Caitlyn Hintz, Brooke Paris, Catherine Heilman Literature Review of the Correlation Between Pregnant Women Consuming Alcohol and the Neonate Developing Symptoms of ADHD Dutra Ozorio

 

 

College of Nursing
Award  Student(s) Project Title Faculty Mentor
Award of Excellence for Quality Improvement Madison Bixler The Effect of Art on Nutrition Education Marcia Spurgeon
Award of Excellence for Quality Improvement Allie Callaway Hand Washing in the Children in the Boys and Girls Club to Decrease Infection Marcia Spurgeon
Award of Excellence for Quality Improvement Grace Cambron Vine School Health Clinic Open House Melanie Mixer
Award of Excellence for Quality Improvement Isabella DeWeez Self-Paced Training Module Implementation to Increase Knowledge Retention of Precious Print Acquisition Lynn Miller
Award of Excellence for Quality Improvement Devin Hammonds
Angelica Bautista
The Effects of Motivational Interviewing (MI) Education on the Implementation of MI during the Primary Care Clinical Rotation and the Future Clinical Practice of TRIP Students Lizanne Elliot
Award of Excellence for Quality Improvement Lillian Jackson Impact of Nutritional Education on KICKO Students’ Snack Choices DeOnna Anderson-Washington
Award of Excellence for Quality Improvement Morgan Murray Effects of Social Media Outreach on Immunization Health Literacy Lizanne Elliot
Award of Excellence for Quality Improvement Jessica Rack The Effects of an Interactive, Educational Presentation on Headache Prevention Awareness in School-Aged Children Shelia Swift

 

College of Social Work
Award  Student(s) Project Title Faculty Mentor
Award of Merit Breanna Berry A comparison of survey results of satisfaction of families with family members who received hospice services in home and in nursing facilities Bill Nugent
Award of Merit Elsie Crisp The effect of distance learning developmentally with Head Start aged children Bill Nugent
Third Place Kenslee Thomas How were elementary-aged students affected by online learning? Bill Nugent
Second Place Jessica Douglass Examining How Poor Mental Health Days and COVID-19 Impacted Rates of Premature Deaths and Suicides in Tennessee Bill Nugent
First Place Elizabeth Martin Effects of COVID-19 on SNAP Enrollment Numbers in 6 Appalachian Counties Bill Nugent

 

 

College of Arts & Sciences: Humanities
Award  Student(s) Project Title Faculty Mentor
Award of Excellence Stephanie Bias, Bryceton Bible Engaging Students with Peer Mentoring and Discord Maria Gallmeier
Award of Excellence Sydney Selman Not That Bad: Lessons Women Learn in a Rape Culture Robin Nicks
Award of Excellence Konrad Szymanowski Tschernobyl-am-Main: Cultural Depictions of Environmental Disaster in German Media Stefanie Ohnesorg

 

College of Arts & Sciences: Natural Sciences
Award of Excellence Justin Brueggeman Movement of the Nucleus in Growing Root Hairs in Arabidopsis thaliana Andreas Nebenfuehr
Award of Excellence Midnight Carroll Regulator of gene silencing Calmodulin and recycling of cellular resources during hypoxia stress in plants Daniel Roberts
Award of Excellence Jason Cornelio, Lillian Mooney, Christopher Quizhpe,
Tarek Atyia
Development of Spectroelectrochemistry for Detection of Neurotransmitters Bhavya Sharma
Award of Excellence Elijah Hix Computational Study on a PEGylated Tin-Porphyrin Complex for Electrocatalytic Proton Reduction Konstantinos Vogiatzis
Award of Excellence Mackenzie Hooker, Conner Whitten, Matthew Jenkins Sex differences in the formation of dominance relationships and activation of neural circuits in the medial amygdala Matthew Cooper
Award of Excellence Brandon Kristy Populus – microbe interactions are influenced by Host Drought Tolerance and Environmental Stress Melissa Cregger
Award of Excellence Katelyn Laughon, Brett Smith Elucidation of Potential Fe(II) Tetracarbene Catalysts for Aziridination Reactions Konstantinos Vogiatzis
Award of Excellence Hannah Lee Creative Processing of Mouse Brain Slices – In Search of The PNN Gestalt Keerthi Krishnan
Award of Excellence Nicholas Legaux, Alicia Doerr,
Justin Burroughs
Ring-Opening Polymerization of Cyclic Esters Using Redox-Switchable Catalysts Brian Long
Award of Excellence Samuel Liske, Matthew Jenkins, Harry Pepper,
Ariel Lathan
Responses of Sibling Juvenile Eastern Garter Snakes (Thamnophis sirtalis) to Own, Conspecific, and Control Chemical Stimuli Gordon Burghardt
Award of Excellence Julian Nosarzewski Understanding the Origin of Inclined Stromatolites Linda Kah
Award of Excellence Abdullah Salim A Tissue Specific Transcriptomic, Proteomic and Phospho-proteomic Atlas of the Translational Machinery of Arabidopsis thaliana Albrecht  von Arnim
Award of Excellence Zane Smith Culturing Pseudogymnoascus from post-wildfire soils of the Great Smoky Mountains Karen  Hughes
Award of Excellence Morgan Strong ISE2 and its Role in Drought Tolerance Tessa  Burch-Smith
Award of Excellence Jawhar Syed Creation and Testing of H250A Cho1 Mutant Todd Reynolds
Award of Excellence Lindsey Tucker, John Torreverde Characterizing Ribosomal Protein S6 Phospho-Mutants in Arabidopsis thaliana Albrecht von Arnim
Award of Excellence Scarlett Wilson Creation of Pseudo-data Synthetic Waveforms for the BL2 Experiment Nadia Fomin

 

College of Arts & Sciences: Social Sciences
Award of Excellence Keri Burge Exploring Early Colonial Foodways and Animal Husbandry Practices Through Zooarchaeology by Mass Spectrometry (ZooMS): Preliminary Results Anneke Janzen
Award of Excellence Keri Burge The Effect of Body Mass Index on Human Decomposition Mary Charlesie
Award of Excellence Mary Jensen Shorter Relationships at Risk for Sexting-Linked Intimate Partner Violence Gregory Stuart
Award of Excellence Owen Queen Agent-Based Social Network Models of the Prescription Opioid Epidemic Christopher Strickland
Award of Excellence Clare Remy Reconstructing the History of Koch Cemetery Amy Mundorff
Award of Excellence Jessica Wysor You do what we think: The role of normative group beliefs in enacting gender bias Sarah Lamer

 

College of Arts & Sciences: Visual and Performing Arts
Award of Excellence Alaina Jidal Lockhart Beauty and Bite Beauvais Lyons
Award of Excellence Lauren Farkas The Vine Art Exhibition Beauvais Lyons
Award of Excellence Thea Brannon, Tena Beard Women on the Move Kelli Wood

 

Tickle College of Engineering
Award Name Student(s) Project Title Faculty Mentor
Award of Merit for Research Samantha Maness, Madeline Wimmer, Bowen Wagner,
Nadim Hmeidat
Multifunctional Ultralightweight Syntactic Foam for Custom Architecting of Aircraft Radomes Brett Compton
Award of Merit for Research Naydia Peoples,
Kassidy Boone,
Jenny Patel
Structural and Rheological Analysis of Hydrogel for Local Pediatric Brain Tumor Drug Delivery Elizabeth Barker
Award of Merit for Research Nicholas Legaux Stereolithography 3D Printing of Copper/Polymer Nanocomposites Rigoberto  Advincula
Third Place for Research Tyler Morris Development and Optimization of a Digital Hearing Aid to Increase Music Perception Jeff Reinbolt
Second Place for Research Kelsey Uselton Parameter Optimization for the Performance of a Reversible Fuel Cell Gabriel Goenaga
First Place for Research Kate Eikel Investigating Methods for Obtaining Large 2-Dimensional Perovskite Single Crystals Bin Hu
Second Place for Design Samantha Maness, Kennedy Waring,
Jace Pittman,
Alexander Richter
Characterization of Lignin-Based Reactive Membranes Suitable for Sustainable Energy Applications David Keffer
First Place for Design Logan White,
Ryan Heldt,
James Lee,
Winston Wright
Using Combinatorial Sputtering to Investigate the Magnetic Properties of Ni-Fe-Cr Thin Films Phillip Rack

 

Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships
Award  College Student(s) Project Title Faculty Mentor
OURF Bronze Herbert College of Agriculture Samantha Roberts, Meredith Hinson, Emma Hessock, Casey Read Phenotypes and Plasma Metabolome Profiles to Predict Average Daily Gain in Heifers Sarah  Moorey
OURF Bronze College of Architecture and Design: School of Design Riley Doty Plant Personalities Cary Staples
OURF Bronze Haslam College of Business Payton Myers Supply Chain Decarbonization and the Reduction in Transportation Emissions Wendy Tate
OURF Bronze College of Arts & Sciences: Natural Sciences Abdullah Salim A Tissue Specific Transcriptomic, Proteomic and Phospho-proteomic Atlas of the Translational Machinery of Arabidopsis thaliana Albrecht  von Arnim
OURF Bronze College of Arts & Sciences: Natural Sciences Mackenzie Hooker, Conner Whitten, Matthew Jenkins Sex differences in the formation of dominance relationships and activation of neural circuits in the medial amygdala Matthew Cooper
OURF Bronze College of Nursing Isabella DeWeez Self-Paced Training Module Implementation to Increase Knowledge Retention of Precious Print Acquisition Lynn Miller
OURF Bronze Tickle College of Engineering Kelsey Uselton Parameter Optimization for the Performance of a Reversible Fuel Cell Gabriel Goenaga
OURF Bronze College of Arts & Sciences: Humanities Stephanie Bias, Bryceton Bible Engaging Students with Peer Mentoring and Discord Maria Gallmeier
OURF Silver College of Arts & Sciences: Natural Sciences Midnight Carroll Regulator of gene silencing Calmodulin and recycling of cellular resources during hypoxia stress in plants Daniel Roberts
OURF Silver College of Education, Health & Human Sciences Sydney Mcabee School during the COVID-19 Pandemic: An Administrative Lens James Martinez
OURF Silver College of Nursing Julia Clark, Josie Parsons, Juliana Foreman, Alex Gerkin The effect of restorative breaks on levels of sleepiness and fatigue in healthcare workers Knar Sagherian
OURF Silver College of Nursing Abigail Winterstein Perceptions of Family-Initiated Rapid Response Teams Mary Lynn Brown
OURF Silver College of Nursing Madison Bixler The Effect of Art on Nutrition Education Marcia Spurgeon
OURF Silver Tickle College of Engineering Logan White, Ryan Heldt, James Lee, Winston Wright Using Combinatorial Sputtering to Investigate the Magnetic Properties of Ni-Fe-Cr Thin Films Phillip Rack
OURF Silver College of Architecture and Design Katie Pennington TERRITORIAL PARALLAX: An agricultural paradigm Brian Ambroziak
OURF Silver College of Arts & Sciences: Social Sciences Jessica Wysor You do what we think: The role of normative group beliefs in enacting gender bias Sarah Lamer
OURF Silver College of Arts & Sciences: Social Sciences Owen Queen Agent-Based Social Network Models of the Prescription Opioid Epidemic Christopher Strickland
OURF Silver College of Arts & Sciences: Visual and Performing Art Alaina Jidal Lockhart Beauty and Bite Beauvais Lyons
OURF Gold Herbert College of Agriculture Megan Wilson Determining the Efficacy of Bacteria-Produced Antimicrobial Peptides in Inhibiting the Growth of Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans in vitro Matt Gray
OURF Gold College of Architecture and Design: School of Design Cadie Chapell Escaping the Herbaceous Cary Staples
OURF Gold Haslam College of Business Danielle Taylor University Student Perceptions on Tax Complexity and Tax Compliance LeAnn Luna
OURF Gold College of Arts & Sciences: Natural Sciences Zane Smith Culturing Pseudogymnoascus from post-wildfire soils of the Great Smoky Mountains Karen  Hughes
OURF Gold College of Nursing Mary Bosson, Sarah Hodges, Madison Cavalli, Kaitlyn Carmichael Effect of infant breastfeeding versus formula feeding for a minimum of one month on cognitive outcomes in early childhood Samereh Abdoli
OURF Gold Tickle College of Engineering Kate Eikel Investigating Methods for Obtaining Large 2-Dimensional Perovskite Single Crystals Bin Hu
OURF Gold College of Arts & Sciences: Humanities Konrad Szymanowski Tschernobyl-am-Main: Cultural Depictions of Environmental Disaster in German Media Stefanie Ohnesorg
OURF Gold College of Architecture and Design Brian Nachtrab A Nation is a Machine for Capital Jennifer Akerman
OURF Gold College of Arts & Sciences: Social Sciences Clare Remy Reconstructing the History of Koch Cemetery Amy Mundorff
OURF Gold College of Social Work Elizabeth Martin Effects of a Pandemic on Social Assistance Enrollment in Appalachian Tennessee Counties Bill Nugent