The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga


Dr. Deborah Elwell Arfken, Dean of The Graduate School and University Registrar and Christian Montz


Reid Fisher, Dr. Deborah Elwell Arfken, Mark Kleiner

UTC graduate students receive research awards

As a part of The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Graduate School’s celebration of 60 years of graduate education, graduate students were recently invited to present their original research at Graduate Research Day. Each student’s paper was evaluated by two outside reviewers, and each student’s presentation was evaluated by members of the audience. Awards for the best papers and presentations were given at the Graduate Student Association’s Annual Awards Banquet.

Research Paper Category

$250 First place: Reid Fisher, Health and Human Performance. "Blood Glucose Levels Below Fasting Threshold Elicit Cognitive Deficits in Healthy Subjects"
Undergraduate Degree: Southwestern University

$150 Second place: Jenny Denver, Psychology (Research). "Age and Cohort Differences in Flashbulb Memory"
Undergraduate Degree: The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

$75 Honorable Mention: Christian Montz, Public Administration. "Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986: Did Amnesty Stem the Flow of Illegal Immigrants?"
Undergraduate Degree: Thomas A. Edison State College

$75 Honorable Mention: Adam Joseph, Health and Human Performance. "Effect of Elastic Resistance Versus Isotonic Resistance on Rotator Cuff Performance"
Undergraduate Degree: Mankato State University

Presentation Category

$250 First place: Reid Fisher, Health and Human Performance. "Blood Glucose Levels Below Fasting Threshold Elicit Cognitive Deficits in Healthy Subjects"
Undergraduate Degree: Southwestern University

$150 Second place: Alex Pinto, Health and Human Performance. "Effects of Pre-treatment Skin Cleansing on Electrotherapeutic Bacterial Growth"
Undergraduate Degree: Southern UT State College

$75 Honorable mention: Mark Kleiner, Public Administration. "Income Inequality in the Middle Class: Census 1990 and 2000 Data Analysis"
Undergraduate Degree: The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

$75 Honorable mention: Maya Belka, Environmental Science. "How Clean is ‘ Clean’? Assessing the Suitability of the Chattanooga Creek Flood Plain for Use as a Recreational Greenway"
Undergraduate Degree: Clemson University