Nine Texas Tech University students were selected to present their research findings at the 2014 National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) on April 3-5 in Lexington, Kentucky. Texas Tech students presented research on a variety of topics ranging from cell and molecular biology to diversity studies.
Hosted annually, the NCUR conference promotes undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative activity in all fields of study. It also provides an excellent opportunity for students to network with over 100 Graduate Schools and more than 4,000 peers.
2014 will mark the fifth year the Center for Active Learning and Undergraduate Engagement (CALUE) has supported student involvement at NCUR. Supporting TTU student participation at the conference promotes undergraduate research, one of four key active learning experiences at TTU, on a national level while supporting creative scholarship and student success; directly aligning with the mission of CALUE.
Students selected to present included:
- Arturo Desantiago, Diversity Studies: The Comedic Manifestations of Louis C.K. Hispanic Heritage
- Michael Ijeh, Economics: Is it the Economy or the Institutions Themselves? A Case Study for Determining the Factors that Contribute to Rising Tuition Rates at Private Colleges and Universities in Texas
- Phillip Jarrett, Education: Outreach Research Conferences: Bridging the Gap Between Academia and the Public
- Jason Judd, History: Taming the Texas Rangers
- Jessie Latimer, Engineering/Engineering Technology: Technological and Aesthetic Investigation of the Physical Movement of Pianists
- Kaitlin Leachman, Environmental Studies & Sciences: Examining Air Quality and Synoptic Meteorology From 2002-2012 in Houston, Texas
- Dalia Martinez-Marin, Cell & Molecular Biology: Pigment Epithelium-Derived Factor Gene Therapy: A New Mean for Treating Prostate Cancer
- Saba Nafees, Mathematics: Orthogonal Polynomials to model Mutations in Cystic Fibrosis
- Joshua Neel, Economics: Is it the Economy or the Institutions Themselves? A Case Study for Determining the Factors that Contribute to Rising Tuition Rates at Private Colleges and Universities in Texas