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2019 Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry Showcase Award Winners

May 31, 2019
2019 Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry Showcase Award Winners

After tabulating the results from our faculty judges, the winners of the 2019 Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry Showcase were chosen. The research presentations were evaluated according to different criteria: clarity of purpose, understanding of methods, and quality of presentation. These criteria were used to select the “Best in Show” awards.

Architecture, Construction and Planning

Ivan Ventura, "Retrofitting Urban Infrastructure" Faculty Mentor: Ian Caine

Business

Dayanira Mendoza, "Disney Rides" Faculty Mentor: Wenbo Wu, Mark Leung

Engineering

Joshua Gale, "A Novel and Active Bandage for Accelerating the Healing of Chronic Wounds" Faculty Mentor: David Restrepo

Education and Human Development

Erin Roye, "The Effects of Diet + Exercise on Cardiometabolic Health of Female Mice" Faculty Mentor: Eunhee Chung

Liberal and Fine Arts

Michael Tijerina, Dito Saenz, Dominic Valadez, Natalie Morales "What are College Students Listening to and How 'Complex' Is it?" Faculty Mentor: Jennifer Beavers

Public Policy

Sara Morsi, "Adolescent Pregnancies in Northeast Independent School District" Faculty Mentor: Patricia Jaramillo

Sciences

Dale Lucas, "Progress of 2 Wetland Restorations in Bolmorhea/Toyahvale, TX" Faculty Mentor: Brian Laub

Honors, College of Business

Carolina Cruz, "Streaming Killed the Radio Star: the Innovation of Music Discovery in the US" Faculty Mentor: Richard Gretz

Civic Engagement, College of Business

Derek Sandoval, "Calling the Police among Hispanic, White, and Black Female Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence: Applying the Health Belief Model" Faculty Mentor: Kellie Lynch

Best in Show:  College of Business

Dayanira Mendoz, "Disney Rides" Faculty Mentor: Wenbo Wu, Mark Leung

Faculty Mentor in Undergraduate Research (STEM): 

Dr. Lyle Hood

Faculty Mentor in Undergraduate Research (non-STEM): 

Dr. Jennifer Beavers