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Spring Research Day Spotlights Students

April 23, 2010

The School of Mathematics and Sciences held its inaugural Spring Research Day on Friday, April 23, 2010. Over 100 students and faculty turned out for the event where individuals and groups within the School presented their research. A total of 28 students presented talks or posters detailing their undergraduate research or class projects.

Adam Hilliard, Jarrod Lindsey, and Corben Waters took home the prize for Outstanding Talk. Tonia Perez took home the award for Outstanding Poster. The Students Choice Award (a.k.a. the Golden Dippy Award) was given to Kassie Hughes for her poster and to Hailey Clark for her talk.

“This event is designed to spotlight our students’ efforts in research both inside and outside the classroom,” said Dr. Scott Franklin, associate dean and assistant professor of mathematics. The presentations covered a number of topics from global warming to the degradation of algae. Several of the topics involved are ongoing research into Wayland’s water purification project through which students in science, business and missions are putting together a plan to develop water purifiers to be used by people in areas where clean water is difficult to find.

Other topics touched on the construction of a super computer, bungee jumping and Plainview’s ancient bison kill site. Many of the presentations will be given by teams of students. Those students which presented were: Tonia Perez, Zackery Gibson, Hailey Clark, Jarrod Alford, Clayton Miller, Aaron Anderson, Luke Ingraham, Stephanie Whitaker, Adam Hilliard, Jarrod Lindsey, Victor Martin, Corben Waters, Elida Arsiaga, Kasandra Hughes, Daniel Ballinger, Cody Detweiler, Erika Raymond, Catherine Leubner, Corrine Martin, Ivy Sustaita, Maria Hurtado, Jessica Poole, Tana Saul, Kimberley Stafford, Jacob Hinojosa, Andrew Pruitt, Beronica Griego and Victoria Chavez.

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