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IAFS Research Symposium Winners Announced

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The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith has announced the 15 best research presentations delivered at the 15th Annual Student Research Symposium.

Research projects presented at the conference included both oral and poster presentations. Among the research disciplines represented were animation technology, biology, chemistry, computer science, dental hygiene, education, electronics, engineering, English, finance, geoscience, healthcare administration, history, imaging sciences, nursing, media communication, music education, and rhetoric and writing.

The students whose presentations were selected by judges for recognition received monetary awards in addition to their accolades.

The winners include UAFS students from 17 cities across Arkansas and Oklahoma.

Alma: 
Drew Montgomery (team of 5), “Lunar Terrain Vehicle,” faculty sponsor Dr. Kevin Lewelling;
Emilee Rogers (team of 2), “Splenosis: A Case of Spontaneous Spleen Regrowth Following Splenectomy,” faculty sponsor Dr. Brandy Weidman.

Cameron, Oklahoma:
Makayle Stone (team of 2), “Vaginal Seeding: A Literature Review,” faculty sponsor Dr. Jackie Carver.

Coweta, Oklahoma:
Cambrie Keel (team of 2), “Splenosis: A Case of Spontaneous Spleen Regrowth Following Splenectomy,” faculty sponsor Dr. Brandy Weidman.

Edmond, Oklahoma:
Avreigh Watson, “Women Support Women: A Vindication for Protofeminists,” faculty sponsor Dr. Lindsy Lawrence.

Fort Smith:
Sarah Goyne (team of 4), “Look to the Future: A Periodontal Disease Vaccine,” faculty sponsor Dr. Bonnie Branson;
Jeason Lopez, “Chester”: A Song of Tyranny and Revolution,” faculty sponsor Dr. Alexandra Zacharella;
Mariah Thomas (team of 4), “Investigation of a Recent Landslide in Fort Smith, Arkansas,” faculty sponsor Dr. Dave Mayo;
Nicholas Thompson, “The Effects of Pandemics on Stock Market Returns and Volatility,” faculty sponsor Dr. Jim Wollscheid;
Ashley Wilson (team of 4), “Look to the Future: A Periodontal Disease Vaccine,” faculty sponsor Dr. Bonnie Branson.

Gentry:
Ben Philpott (team of 5), “Lunar Terrain Vehicle,” faculty sponsor Dr. Kevin Lewelling.

Greenwood:
Rylynd Bullington (team of 5), “Lunar Terrain Vehicle,” faculty sponsor Dr. Kevin Lewelling;
Alex Burns (team of 4), “Investigation of a Recent Landslide in Fort Smith, Arkansas,” faculty sponsor Dr. Dave Mayo;
Emily Clem, “Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls: From “Killers of the Flower Moon” to the Present,” faculty sponsor Dr. Ann-Gee Lee;
Alexis Groves (team of 2), “Perceptions of Heart Healthy Behaviors in Homeless Women,” faculty sponsor Dr. Patricia Conard;
Rebecca Martinez (team of 5), “Lunar Terrain Vehicle,” faculty sponsor Dr. Kevin Lewelling;
Faith O’Mahony (team of 2), “Perceptions of Heart Healthy Behaviors in Homeless Women,” faculty sponsor Dr. Patricia Conard.

Lavaca:
Brittany Mize (team of 4), “Look to the Future: A Periodontal Disease Vaccine,” faculty sponsor Dr. Bonnie Branson.

Mulberry:
Paul Gambill (team of 3), “The Effects of Biochar on Turf Grass,” faculty sponsor Dr. James Brandli.

Muldrow, Oklahoma:
Melissa Hayden, “Conductor, Composer, Philanthropist: The Life of Emma Roberto Steiner,” faculty sponsor Dr. Alexandra Zacharella.

Norman:
Julton Sword, “Deep-Seeker: Autonomous Robotic Path-Recognition Network,” faculty sponsors Dr. Andrew Mackey and Israel Cuevas.

Pocola, Oklahoma:
Bryan Elam (team of 3), “The Effects of Biochar on Turf Grass,” faculty sponsor Dr. James Brandli.

Poteau, Oklahoma:
Jenny Dixon (team of 4), “Look to the Future: A Periodontal Disease Vaccine,” faculty sponsor Dr. Bonnie Branson.

Rogers:
Kairy Galvez, “Testing of Quinazolinone-Based Drug Candidates as Treatments for Antibiotic Resistant Bacterial Infections,” faculty sponsors Roger Lightner, Dr. Jeff Shaver, Dr. Souvik Banerjee, Dr. Sandhya Baviskar, and Dr. Sayo Fakayode.

Sallisaw, Oklahoma:
Payton Karr (team of 4), “Investigation of a Recent Landslide in Fort Smith, Arkansas,” faculty sponsor Dr. Dave Mayo.

Van Buren:
Andrew Edmonds (team of 4), “Investigation of a Recent Landslide in Fort Smith, Arkansas,” faculty sponsor Dr. Dave Mayo;
Anthony Ming (team of 5), “Lunar Terrain Vehicle,” faculty sponsor Dr. Kevin Lewelling;
Logan Perez (team of 3), “The Effects of Biochar on Turf Grass,” faculty sponsor Dr. James Brandli;
Ian Schweizer, “The Redesign and Implementation of the Coupler Controller,” faculty sponsor Dr. Kiyun Han.

Vian, Oklahoma:
Alexis Kleman (team of 2), “Vaginal Seeding: A Literature Review,” faculty sponsor Dr. Jackie Cavner.

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