(April 23, 2013)

College announces winners of 22nd Student Research Forum

SHREVEPORT, LA — Nineteen students received awards in four separate divisions during Centenary's 22nd Annual Student Research Forum, April 12 and 19:

Humanities oral presentation

1st place

Tianna Murphy

Evangelical Sports Ministry at the Collegiate Level

2nd place

Holden Penny

Poverty Point: An Archeological and Religious Monument

3rd place

Brenton Gryder

"An Aid to the Communist Conspiracy"? An Investigation of the National Council of Churches by St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 1959-1967

Natural Sciences oral presentation

1st place

S. Garrett Whipple and Alexandra Hebert

The Synthesis of Asymmetric Tetraether Lipids Through a Convergent Wittig Reaction

2nd place

Everett D. Grimley

Spectroscopy for Measurement of the Surface Spin-Polarization of Perovskite Oxides

3rd place

Lindsey Fileccia

Functional Annotation of Ebola and Marburg Virus Proteins via Community Assessment of Community Annotation with Ontologies

3rd place

Alex Larsen

Using Machine Learning to Predict a Bad Day - Text Classification for FMyLife.com

Social Sciences oral presentations

1st place

Josh Scott

Does Technical Analysis Pay-off in Latin America

2nd place

Karley Aiken

Reconfiguring the Fairytale: Exploring Gender Relations in Polyamory

3rd place

Adam Ghaemmaghami

Skill in Poker: Empirical Evidence from the Statistical Analysis of Low Stakes Play

Poster session

1st place

Alexandra Larsen, Ryan O'Donnell,
Gerhardt Funk

Modeling the Cost of Water Desalination in Egypt

2nd place

Monique Long, James Hall,
Brandon McRae, Ghalia Thaljeh

Associative Memory in Chilopoda lithobiomorpha

3rd place

Taylor Atkinson

Strength of Handedness and Backward Recall

This year, students shared more than 40 independent studies, senior seminars, or summer research projects with the Centenary community.

The annual forum is sponsored by the Centenary Muses and the Provost and Dean of the College. Thanks to the generosity of the Muses, the winners of the Forum will receive $50 for first place, $35 for second place, and $25 for third place. The Muses group is dedicated to funding student-centered campus projects and programs not included in the regular college budget. Members hold the annual Centenary Book Bazaar in the Gold Dome every fall.