RESEARCH Dialogues 2018 Event Info

The 2018 RESEARCH Dialogues conference was Tuesday April 3 and Wednesday April 4.

The conference showcases the scholarly and creative accomplishments of UTC’s undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff, and community partners through poster, podium, panel, and performance presentations. RESEARCH Dialogues also includes 3 fast-paced pitch competitions for undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty or staff.

Schedule 

Events on Tuesday April 3 highlighted undergraduate students' work and events on Wednesday April 4 highlighted graduate students' work. Faculty will present on both days and will participate in an Elevator Speech Competition on Wednesday! Events were held at the University Center.

 

Event  Time  University Center Room
Registration & Information 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Tennessee Room Hallway
Undergraduate Student & Faculty Poster and Display Presentations 9:00 am - 11:00 am Tennessee Room
Podium & Panel Presentations 9:00 am – 11:00 am Breakout Rooms
Undergraduate Student & Faculty Performance Presentations 9:00 am – 11:00 am Auditorium 
Plenary Session: Lunch & Remarks  11:00 am - 12:30 pm  Chattanooga Room
Podium & Panel Presentations 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm Breakout Rooms
Undergraduate Student & Faculty Performance Presentations 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm Auditorium 
Undergraduate Student & Faculty Poster and Display Presentations 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Tennessee Room 
Undergraduate Lightning Round Presentation 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Auditorium
Event  Time  University Center Room
Registration & Information 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Tennessee Room Hallway
Graduate Student & Faculty Poster and Display Presentations 9:00 am - 11:00 am Tennessee Room
Podium & Panel Presentations 9:00 am – 11:00 am Breakout Rooms
3-Minute Thesis (3MT©) Competition 9:15 am – 10:45 am Auditorium 
Plenary Session: Lunch & Remarks  11:00 am - 12:30 pm  Chattanooga Room
Graduate Student & Faculty Performance Presentations 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm Auditorium 
Graduate Student & Faculty Poster and Display Presentations 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Tennessee Room
Podium & Panel Presentations 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Breakout Rooms
Elevator Speech Competition 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm  Auditorium
Reception 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Library - 4th Floor

Presenters

First Name

Last Name

Department

Title

David

Aborn

Biology, Geology, & Environmental Science

Avian Window Casualties on the UTC Campus

Samantha

Adams

Political Science & Public Service

Framing Effects in a Competitive Environment: Black Lives Matter versus President Trump

Mukhlid

Alharbi

Electrical Engineering

The Body Charger

Jessica

Ammon

Biology, Geology, & Environmental Science

Molecular monitoring of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in a hospital setting: Correlative study of patient and environmental isolates

Madi

Anderson

Health & Human Performance

Psychological Effects of Social Media vs. Walking

Kelsie

Anderson

Innovation Lab

Camp Kindergarten

Morgan

Andrews

Psychology

A 3 Factor Model of Child Witness Credibility

Culeta

Armstrong

School of Nursing

Use of STEPSforward Team-based Model and RN Outreach Program to decrease Hemoglobin A1Cs in patients with Diabetes

Nolan

Arnold

Psychology

Context and Implementation Intentions in Prospective Memory Tasks: An Eye-Tracking Experiment

Rachel

Ayers

Biology, Geology, & Environmental Science

Changes in the Occurrence and Diversity of Fungal Entomopathogens across Tennessee Soil Types.

Kimberly

Bagley

Psychology

Personality and Cooperative Task Performance in Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) Dyads

Paul-Erik

Bakland

Biology, Geology, & Environmental Science

PRELIMINARY RESULTS OF A MASTER'S THESIS EXAMINING THE PREVALENCE OF THE AMPHIBIAN CHYTRID FUNGUS (BATRACHOCHYTRIUM DENDROBATIDS) IN TWO DIFFERENT HABITAT TYPES

Susan

Barlow

Physical Therapy

A Survey of Research Courses in United States DPT Program Curricula

Meagan

Barnett

Occupational Therapy

Examination of the Greenhouse Ministries Occupational Therapy Global Life Skills Assessment

Latara

Bates

Social, Cultural, & Justice Studies

Research of Mental Illness within African Americans

Brooke

Bates

Psychology

Incremental Rehearsal: Data Analysis and Processes

Savanna

Beckner

Social, Cultural, & Justice Studies

The Pursuit of Happiness: A Cross-cultural Study of Happiness and Contentment

Hayley

Beitel

Biology, Geology, & Environmental Science

Characterization of Metamorphic Zones in the Tennessee Blue Ridge Using GIS and Digital Image Processing

Kristen

Black

Psychology

A team-based training for physical therapy students

Richard

Blanton

Biology, Geology, & Environmental Science

Remotely Sensed Changes of Vegetation in Copper Basin, Tennessee

Reed

Boeger

Civil & Chemical Engineering

Studying the environmental persistence and virulence of Vibrio cholerae in marine and human host environmental conditions

Ryan

Boggs

Electrical Engineering

Radiation Effects in Silicon Photonic Devices

Erin

Boshers

Social Work

Improving No-Show Rates in a Community Health Center

Jamie

Bowers

Mechanical Engineering

Sixth Sense Art Table - A Freshman Engineering Design Project

Logan

Bowers

Social, Cultural, & Justice Studies

Community Corrections Personnel Perceptions of Crime

Dillon

Brock

Psychology

The Influence of Empathy and Need for Cognition on Resilience

Hao

Brooks

Biology, Geology, & Environmental Science

Changes in Ant Biodiversity Across an Urban Gradient

Stacey

Brooks

Management

Utilizing MIS to Understand Big Data

Kimberly

Brown

School of Nursing

Emotional Intelligence, It Matters

Zainab

Bukhari

Biology, Geology, & Environmental Science

The Impact of humidity on gene expression in human skin

Kennedy

Bullock

HHP Sports & Leisure Outdoors

The Effects of Performance Anxiety on Climbers

Caitlin

Bullock

School Psychology

Intergenerational Transmission of Trauma: Implications for Indigenous Populations of the United States

Caitlin

Bullock

School Psychology

Oh, the Places We Could Go!: Dr. Seuss and the Development of Early Literacy Skills

Kirstie

Caiza

Social Work

Exploring Policy Knowledge and Experience from the Perspectives of Child Welfare and Foster Care Stakeholders

Cristina

Calderon

Social Work

Community Awareness of Human Trafficking: Student and Resident Perceptions

Brittany

Campbell Thomas

Biology, Geology, & Environmental Science

Protein Abundance and Longevity Correlation in Saccharomyces Cerevisiae

Jenna

Cate

School of Nursing

Prior Registered Nurse Experience and Self-Perceived Confidence to Practice in the Nurse Practitioner Role: A Descriptive Correlational Study

Stylianos

Chatzimanolis

Biology, Geology, & Environmental Science

Beetles of the Tennessee Valley

Jin

Cho

Computer Science & Engineering

Non-Intrusive A/C Load Disaggregation Using Deep Learning

Megan

Clark

School of Nursing

Generational Differences In Biases and Attitudes Regarding Nurses with Neurocognitive Disorders

Kathleen

Clavin

Social Work

Foster Care Awareness of UTC Students, Faculty, and Staff

Jaila

Coker

Health & Human Performance

Are Students that are Involved in Intramural Athletics More Physically Active?

Sandy

Cole

Center for Community Career Education

Each One Reach One: Diversity in Teaching

Jacob

Coleman

Computer Science & Engineering

Community Trust Distribution in Vehcile Ad Hoc Networks

Morgan

Cooley

Social Work

Enhancing Supports to Foster Caregivers by Linking Personality Assessment to Coping

Bethany

Cowart

Physical Therapy

Effectiveness of Sockwell Compression Socks on Venous Blood Flow

Garner

Cox

Integrated Studies

Comparative Analysis of Meditative states in Urban vs Natural Environments

Bronte

Craig

School of Nursing

Human Papillomavirus: A Quantitative Analysis of Knowledge Between Vaccinated Versus Non-Vaccinated Persons

Aaron

Crawford

Mechanical Engineering

Curious About Poetry

Courtney

Crittenden

Social, Cultural, & Justice Studies

Consensual sex relationships: How do faculty and students' opinions compare?

Christopher

Cunningham

Chemistry & Physics

3D Modeling of Supernovae

Pamela

Damron

School of Nursing

 Medication Reconciliation: A Phenomenological Qualitative Project

Kelly

Daniels

Biology, Geology, & Environmental Science

Comparing Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) to Traditional Field Methods in Surveying of Basking Riverine Turtles

Bailey

Davenport

School of Nursing

Fear of Failure in Nurses

Matt

Davis

Biology, Geology, & Environmental Science

Are Low-income and Minority Children in Chattanooga Disproportionately Threatened by Early Exposure to Ambient Air Pollutants?

Ashley

DeGennaro

Interior Design

Design: Breaking the Box

Alyssa

DeWaele

Social, Cultural, & Justice Studies

College, the Cult, and Chattanooga: UTC Students' Perceptions of New Religious Movements

Samantha

DiPeri

Social Work

Community Awareness of Domestic Violence Support Services

Luccas

Do Carmo

Chemistry & Physics

Preparation of Organometallic Co(III) Hydride Complexes Containing Bidentate Chiral Amine Ligands as Potential Transfer Hydrogenation Catalysts

Kiyler

Dowdy

Social Work

Hamilton County Head start Achievement Demographics

Emalaya

Downer

Humanities

Art Therapy and Station Eleven

Greg

Draeger

Electrical Engineering

Power ‘C’ LED Sign

Lauren

Dray

School of Education

Connecting Pediatric Cancer Patients to Their Classmates Through Technology

Kyra

Duke

Social Work

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans+ (LGBT+) and Ally Awareness Survey

Mary Helen

Durland

School of Nursing

Empowering the Oppressed: Factors Related to the Advanced Education of Nurses

Hunter

Eberle

Civil & Chemical Engineering

Remote access to a chemical engineering and controls systems laboratory via internet of things

Amelia

Edwards

Psychology

Disconnect Between Motivational State and One's Beliefs in Goal Execution Ability

Lauren

Evans

School of Nursing

A Comparison of Learning Style Preferences of Undergraduate Nursing School Students and Educators

Cutina

Evans

School Psychology

Incremental Rehearsal with Story Writing

Jacob

Ewald

Chemistry & Physics

Fluorescence & UV-Vis Spectroscopy Studies of Quinone Induced Protein Modifications

Nancy

Fell

Physical Therapy

Hospital Discharge Disposition of Stroke Patients in Tennessee

Preston

Foerder

Psychology

Personality and Sociality in American Alligators at the Tennessee Aquarium

Sheana

Fox

Nursing

Peripheral Artery Disease Educational Intervention for Primary Care Staff: A Quality Improvement Initiative

Rachel

Frizzell

Modern & Classical Languages & Literatures

A Study of Gaulish Language and its Effects on the French Language

Connor

Frye

Chemistry & Physics

On the route to a cobalt(III) alkyl complex to study catalytic C-H activation: Synthesis, characterization, and reactivity of novel cobalt phosphite complexes

Andrea

Fuchs

Social Work

Assessing the Impact of Homeownership: A Habitat for Humanity Chattanooga Survey

Madison

Gaither

Accounting

The Role of Forensic Accounting in U.S. Counterterrorism Efforts

Evelina

Galas

Psychology

What is Found in an Influential Person?

Logan

Garrett

University Honors

A Brief Look at the Depiction of Women in the 21st Century Media

Alex

Gaylor

Athletic Training Program

Injury Prediction Screening for Upper and Lower Extremities in Collegiate Volleyball Players

Olivia

George

Civil & Chemical Engineering

An Experiment in Cardboard Pop-Up Cards

Mehran

Ghafari

Computer Science & Engineering

Develop a family tree algorithm to estimate yeast replicative lifespan from time-lapsed microfluidic images

Hannah

Gifford

Mechanical Engineering

Numerical Prediction of Flow in an S-Duct

Kathryn

Graeff

Psychology

The influence of political orientation on first impressions of personality: does geographic location matter?

Alexandra

Grant

Health & Human Performance

CAN A PHYSICAL ACTICITY INTERVENTION INCREASE MVPA IN MIDDLE SCHOOL ADOLESCENTS?

Julia

Greiner

Health & Human Performance

Relationship Between Feelings of Being Overwhelmed and Physical Activity Levels in College Students

Julia

Greiner

Health & Human Performance

SmokeFREE UTC

Sara

Grillo

Biology, Geology, & Environmental Science

Food fights, fitness, and personality: Are behavioral traits linked to the outcome of food competition and do winners experience greater fitness benefits?

Sumith

Gunasekera

Mathematics

Estimating Youden Index under the Multivariate ROC Curve in the Presence of Missing Values for or the Classification of the Diseased and Healthy

Kimberly

Guo

Accounting

Rhetoric in Financial Reporting: Evaluation of ISA-720 and its Applicability to Auditing Standards in the United States

Itzel

Guzman Hernandez

Biology, Geology, & Environmental Science

Ant Diet Preference In Urban Environments

Alex

Hagaman

Computer Science & Engineering

Developing Novel Classifiers for Predicting Anticancer Drug Activity

Kori

Hahn

Health & Human Performance

ARE PARENTS ACCURATELY GAUGING THEIR CHILD'S PHYSICAL ACTIVITY LEVELS? 

Ramy

Hamzy

Electrical Engineering

Mitigating the Effect of High Penetration Solar Intermittency

June

Hanks

Physical Therapy

UTC Physical Therapy International Community Engagement Experience

Lainey

Harrison

Center for Community Career Education

CK, Now! (College Knowledge Now!) Elementary Collegiate Awareness

Jamie

Harvey

Health & Human Performance

Comparing Physical Activity among American Football Officials during a Game

Brittany

Haskell

School of Nursing

A Standardized Patient Facilitated Mental Health Simulation for Nurse Residents

Liz

Hathaway

Health & Human Performance

Physical Activity Engagement in First Year Versus Second Year College Students

Katey

Hayes

Psychology

What is Resilience? A better look at Depression and Resilience in a non-clinical population

Kirsten

Hein

Biology, Geology, & Environmental Science

Implementing Early Screening Methods to Detect Phytophthora cinnamomi Resistance in First-Backcross Chinese-American Chestnut Hybrids

Kirsten

Hein

Biology, Geology, & Environmental Science

Genomics of Senegalese Sole

Nycollette

Helms

Psychology

Sexism in the workplace? Capturing a recruiter's eye

Gina

Hendren

Management

Management Science and Big Data:  A Text Mining Meta-Analysis

Tegan

Hendricks

Biology, Geology, & Environmental Science

Comparative application of minimally invasive identification methods in Plethodon dorsalis and microhabitat analysis.

Kelley

Hensley

Social Work

Single Foster Parents

Josh

Herndon

Chemistry & Physics

Exogenous polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) promote changes in growth, phospholipid composition, membrane permeability and virulence phenotypes in Escherichia coli

Hannah

Hightower

Biology, Geology, & Environmental Science

Tracking Cicada Susceptibility to Fungal Infection in Urban Habitats

Gabriel

Hill

Health & Human Performance

Success or Failure as a predictor of EEG-based Valence in Outdoor Activities

Keith

Hollingsworth

Computer Science & Engineering

Energy Anomaly Detection with Forecasting and Deep Learning

Hunter

Holzhauer

Finance

Student Managed Investment Learning Experience (SMILE) Fund

Resha

Howard

School of Nursing

Improving Inventory of Surgical Supplies in the Methodist University Hospital Operating Room

Mary

Howard

Psychology

Socialization and Problem-Solving in Domestic Cats (Felis catus)

Allison

Hughes

Health & Human Performance

Theta Burst Motivation in Rock Climbing

Nyssa

Hunt

Biology, Geology, & Environmental Science

Development and Assessment of a Predictive Spatial Model for a Rare Tennessee Anuran: Barking Treefrog (Hyla gratiosa)

Rik

Hunter

English

Addressing Chattanooga's Food Desert in a Professional Writing Course

Natalie

Hurst

Psychology

Too Close to Help? The Influence of Student-Teacher Relationships on Future Approaches to Learning

Taylor

Hutson

Psychology

Men vs. Women: Sexism in Selection?

Shannon

Hyder

Mathematics

Explicit Formula for the Dirichlet L-Function

Hannah

Hytken

Social Work

Exploring the Impact of the Building Stable Lives Program on Participants Since Program Completion  

Debbie

Ingram

Physical Therapy

Preferences of Physical Therapist Students Regarding Digital Textbook and Electronic Media Use

Hacker

Jessica

Psychology

Disconnect Between Motivational State and One's Beliefs in Goal Execution Ability

Laurel

Jobe

Biology, Geology, & Environmental Science

Comparative Coral Health Analysis of Select Bonaire Dive Sites

Clayton

Jones

English

Citizen Science and Critical Reflection: Environmental Rhetoric and Composition II

Jasmine

Jones

Social Work

Conducting a Needs Assessment for the United Way Ocoee Region

Logan

Jones

School Psychology, Ed.S.

TouchPoints Solution in the Classroom: Making Inclusion Initiatives Possible for Student with Special Needs

Kyle

Jones

Biology, Geology, & Environmental Science

An inventory, mapping, and analysis of cliffs within the South Cumberland Plateau region of Tennessee

Alex

Jordan

Social, Cultural, & Justice Studies

Age and Academic Seriousness: Age at College Admission and its Effects on Academic Seriousness

Justin

Joshuva

Computer Science & Engineering

Privacy in Smart Meters: Preventing occupancy detection

Warda

Kahlot

School of Nursing

Levels of Perceived Test Anxiety in College Students Across Different Academic Majors

Hana

Karrar

Engineering Management & Technology

Girls to Engineers Network (GEN)

James

Kellar

School Psychology

RISE UP - The Importance of Small Group Instruction

katie

Kerr

Social, Cultural, & Justice Studies

Anglican and Episcopal views of Homosexuality

Olivia

Kerr

Social, Cultural, & Justice Studies

Social Media Use and Engagement in Social Movements

Eun Young

Kim

Interior Design

Survey of Residents' Satisfaction with Housing and Community in the Neighborhoods of Chattanooga

Hope

Klug

Biology, Geology, & Environmental Science

Using big data to address fundamental questions in ecology and evolution

Lingju

Kong

Mathematics

Solutions of a discrete fourth order boundary value problem

Neethu Kurien

Kurien

Chemistry & Physics

SDS PAGE Analysis of Modified Lysozyme by Substituted Benzoquinones and Naphthoquinones

Jonathan

Land

Computer Science & Engineering

Tor's Anonymizing Network: Uses, Misuses, and Routing Technique

John

Lawrence

Biology, Geology, & Environmental Science

Intraspecific variation in social organization in Rodentia, a major mammalian order

Sara

Leach

Psychology

Empowering the Bystander: The Impact of Bystander Training on the Undergraduate Population at UTC

Jessica

Leath

Finance

A story on Bitcoin

Joy

Lewis

School of Nursing

Pain Management in the Post Cesarean Section Patient on Buprenorphine Therapy

Tammy

Lewis

School of Nursing

Novice Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Nurses, Mock Codes and Simulation

Yu

Liang

Computer Science & Engineering

Virtual Tai-Chi, a smart rehabilitation modality

Yu

Liang

Computer Science & Engineering

Virtual Tai-Chi, a smart rehabilitation modality

Emily

Lindsay

Biology, Geology, & Environmental Science

Identification of methyl-accepting chemotaxis proteins involved in controlling the response of Vibrio cholerae to exogenous polyunsaturated fatty acids

Meleena

Livesay

Biology, Geology, & Environmental Science

Invasive Species along Linear Corridors

Elliott

Louie

Mechanical Engineering

College and Community Research and Outreach with Additive Manufacturing

Mallory

Maddox

Social, Cultural, & Justice Studies

The Feminization of Sociology and Social Work

Hannah Rose

Margavio

Civil & Chemical Engineering

Radiative Properties of Silica Aerogel

Nicolas

Mateo

Electrical Engineering

Robot Automation in LabVIEW

Anna

Matic

Social, Cultural, & Justice Studies

College Students and Voting

Sarah

Matthews

Social Work

Experiences of Low-Income Children in a Faith-Based Afterschool Program

Marcus

Mauldin

Political Science & Public Service

Toward Understanding the Impacts of Chattanooga Food Deserts

Deborah

McAllister

School of Education

CRISP: Results of the Lego EV3 Robotics and Data-logging Project

Kate

McComiskey

Health & Human Performance

CONCURRENT VALIDITY OF THE MYMO PHYSICAL ACTIVITY MONITOR    K. McComiskey, G.W. Heath and K.L. Peyer. Dept. of Health and Human Performance, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Chattanooga, TN 37411

Jenny

McDade

Social, Cultural, & Justice Studies

Effectiveness of Sex Education in America

Katharine

McDonnell

Occupational Therapy

Quantifying Hand Range of Motion for Individuals with Arthritis when Using Adaptive Silverware

Grace

McKinney

Marketing & Entrepreneurship

Athletic Public Relations: Positive vs. Negative

Connor

McPherson

The Honors College Innovation Lab

Technical Education in Hamilton County High Schools

Erin

Melhorn

Occupational Therapy

Creating Medium and Low Tech Assistive Technology Devices

Laurie

Melnik

Southeast Center for Education in the Arts

Arts Learning Lab: Cultivating an Arts Learning Network Across the Southeast Region

Monica

Miles

Biology, Geology, & Environmental Science

Intraspecific variation in social systems of Artiodactyla and Perissodactyla

Kayla

Millard

Social Work

 Exploring Perceptions of Mental Health Stigma amongst Stakeholders of a Mental Health Court Program

Brandon

Mitchell

Social, Cultural, & Justice Studies

Drug Perception: A Generational Gap

Raghda

Mohamed

Engineering Management & Technology

Community Design Studio

Raghda

Mohamed

Engineering Management & Technology

Building Renovation Costing with Building Information Modeling (BIM)

Robyn

Monroe

Social, Cultural, & Justice Studies

How does the local Appalachian culture impact the educational and life outcomes of its inhabitants?

Emilie

Montgomery

Occupational Therapy

Examining the Relationship between the Dynavision and Cognition

Gabrielle

Morris

Biology, Geology, & Environmental Science

Feeding habits of Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Thunnus Thynnus in the Strait of Gibraltar using stomach content analysis

Betsy

Myers

Physical Therapy

10-Meter Timed Hop Test in a Healthy Population

Jordan

Norris

Health & Human Performance

Offsite Fitness: workouts for the busy individual

Kaila

Northcutt

Social Work

Vicarious Trauma and Protective Factors of Mental Health Professionals

Jared

Odell

Biology, Geology, & Environmental Science

Exploring Acclimatory and Adaptive Constraints to Commonness - The Case of Ruth's Golden Aster

Will

Orr

Occupational Therapy

Maintaining Occupational Engagement in the Presence of Extensor Carpi Ulnaris Subluxation

Celina

Partida

Health & Human Performance

Determining The Impact Of Fitness Zones In Low-Income Area Parks

Rachel

Peters

Chemistry & Physics

The Sound of Photoacoustics: Making Music with Light

Alyssa

Phillips

Social Work

Foster Parents' Experience Working with Guardian Ad Litmes

Tessa

Piety

Social, Cultural, & Justice Studies

Revenge Pornography  

Bryant

Plumlee

Social, Cultural, & Justice Studies

University Student Perceptions of Body-Worn Cameras and Police

Gretchen

Potts

Chemistry & Physics

Using 3D printing as a problem solving tool in undergraduate research

Melissa

Powell

Health & Human Performance

Community-Based Cooking Skills and Nutrition Education Videography Project

Jarid

Prahl

Biology, Geology, & Environmental Science

The Comparison of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis Presence in Amphibians and Crayfish, Along with Whether the Natural Microbiota of Host Individuals and the Water Quality of their Environment has an Impact Upon the Levels of Infection.

Mary

Prince

STEM Education

Factors in Secondary Education that Influence a Major Choice in College

Christopher

Purvis

Civil & Chemical Engineering

Studying Effects of Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids on Aeromonas salmonicida (italics) Pathogenicity and Persistence

Murad Al

Qurishee

Civil & Chemical Engineering

Detection of crack of bridges using CNN and UAV

Beth

Rachlin

Psychology

Investigating Parallel Mediators of the Relation Between Social Skills and Internalizing Behavior Problems in Children

Kandace

Reed

Social Work

Examining Foster Parent Satisfaction and Continuation

Donald

Reising

Electrical Engineering

Unlocking the Secrets of RF-DNA Fingerprinting

Mamie

Richie

Social, Cultural, & Justice Studies

Defining "home" for children removed from biological care.

Whitney

Ridley

Social, Cultural, & Justice Studies

Sentencing Disparities among Immigrants: A Comparison of Sentencing among Different Ethnic Groups

Scott

Rinehart

Electrical Engineering

Distance Vectored CrazyFlie Swarm Formations

Evan

Roan

Social Work

A break from fostering

Will

Robinson

Chemistry & Physics

Studies Toward Bismuth-Catalyzed Meso-Epoxide Openings With Silyl Enol Ether Nucleophiles

Katherine

Rogers

Psychology

Prejudice Moderates First Impressions of Personality

Kaila

Rogers

Psychology

Detecting Poor Effort in Undergraduates: An Incentivized Approach

Caryn

Ross

Biology, Geology, & Environmental Science

The Effects of Urban Growth on Avian Diversity: A GIS and Citizen Science Study

Kathryn

Rouse

Computer Science & Engineering

Quantifying the Calorie Restriction Effect on Lifespan in Saccharomyces cerevisiae using a Binomial Aging Model

Kathryn

Rouse

Computer Science & Engineering

Curiosity and Creativity - Finding College Age Appropriate Fidget Spinners

Morgan

Royer

Psychology

The Effects of Therapy Dogs on Preoperative Anxiety

Gladys

Ruiz-Malca

Health & Human Performance

The Influence of Concussion History, Neuromechanical Performance, and Games Played on Injury Hazard over the Course of a Football Season

Jacqueline

Rush

Social Work

Adverse Childhood Experiences, Resilience, and Coping of Foster Parents

Zachary

Rush

Social, Cultural, & Justice Studies

Is Corporal Punishment the Best Punishment? A Millennial Perspective

Jamie

Russell

School of Nursing

Sexual Assault Education on a College Campus:  A Trauma-Sensitive Approach

Valerie

Rutledge

University Wide Pedagogy Class for New Faculty

New Faculty Pedagogy Course

Christian

Saenz

Psychology

Help, I Don't Understand! Social Factors as Determinants of Academic Help-Seeking

Heather

Sandefur

School of Nursing

How Demonstration Methods Affect Nursing Students' Comprehension of Clinical Skills

Aruna

Saram

Mathematics

Estimating the Youden Index Under the Multivariate Roc Curve in the Presence of Missing Values for the Classification of the Diseased and Healthy

Victoria

Schaaf

School of Nursing

A Study of Marital Satisfaction in Students in a Nursing Program

Steven

Schmitt

Computer Science & Engineering

Towards a Smart, Dynamic, and Adaptable Network Design Using Virtual Slicing over Software-Defined Network

Alex

Schwartz

Biology, Geology, & Environmental Science

Osmoregulation and Immunology of Gilthead Sea Bream (Sparus aurata) in Two Different Salinities

Amanda

Schwartz

Psychology

Linguistic Analysis of Written Language Used By Young Adults With and Without Invisible Disabilities

Ryan

Shamblin

Physical Therapy

Atttitudes, Beliefs, Knowledge, and Perceived Barriers to Evidence-based Practice of Rehabilitation Professionals Working in Long-term Care Facilities

Mark

Sharrar

Mechanical Engineering

Horse Arena Water Sprayer - A Freshman Engineering Design Project

Alex

Shea

Psychology

Your Family Looks Better Than Mine: Self-Esteem and Appraisal of Idealized Familial Relationships on Facebook

John

Shelton

Biology, Geology, & Environmental Science

Augustin Gattinger: The Pioneer Botansist

Simar

Singh

Electrical Engineering

The Response of Fuzzy Electronics to Ionizing Radiation

Rachel

Smith

Communication

Is there a formula to getting a hit song?

Hannah

Smith

Honors College

Curious About Calligraphy

Catherine

Smith

Physical Therapy

Impact of Rhythmic Auditory Stimulation on Physical Activity Levels and Amublatory Behaviors of Children with Special Needs

Catherine

Smith

Physical Therapy

Using Gesture-Activated Digital Art Displays to Increase Movement Excursion in Children

Melan

Smith-Francis

School of Nursing

Group Prenatal Care:  Implementing Change to Reduce Adverse Outcomes

Lauren

Solomon

Art

Testing the Storytelling Abilities of Inanimate Objects

Damon

Sowers

Athletic Training Program

Association of Neuromechanical Responsiveness with Time-Loss Lower Extremity Injury History among Olympic Athletes

Karie

Spangler

Social Work

Effectiveness of Mental Health Court

Jacob

Strimaitis

Psychology

Conditional Reflection and the Religion Reflection Scale: How Familiarity with Different Domains Influences Cognitive Reflection

Erika

Stuart

Health & Human Performance

FRUITS/VEGETABLES CONSUMPTION ASSOCIATED WITH PHYSICAL ACTIVITY ENGAGEMENT IN COLLEGE STUDENTS

Shay

Stutts

Health & Human Performance

Comparing Intensity Levels of Exercise between an Outdoor Fitness Park and a Standard Indoor Facility

Hector

Suarez

Computer Science & Engineering

Securing GPR data for Use in Smart Cities

Erik

Swanson

Marketing & Entrepreneurship

Storytelling With Pen and Paint

Tracy

Taphouse

Occupational Therapy

The Experience of Utilizing Community Development to Establish a Community Mental Health Occupational Therapy Program

Tamarah

Taylor

Social Work

Disciplinary Strategies Among Foster Parents of Problematic Youth

J. Drake

Terry

Psychology

A noble task: Testing an operational model of clergy occupational health

Brittany

Thomas

Biology, Geology, & Environmental Science

Protein Abundance and Longevity Correlation in Saccharomyces Cerevisiae

Lady Rebecca

Thomas of Rous

School of Nursing

Increasing Awareness of the Second Victim Phenomenon

Cooper

Thome

Civil & Chemical Engineering

Design of 3D Printed Microreactors for Biodiesel Production

Cooper

Thome

Civil & Chemical Engineering

Creation of a 3D Printable Game

Michael

Thompson

History

Urban Slavery Fall Break Study Trip, Charleston, South Carolina

Eleanor

Thompson

Counselor Education: School Counseling

Improving Empathy in Children: Interactive Read Aloud As A Counseling Intervention 

David

Towery

Social Work

UTC Field Supervision Assessment

Braxton

Towry

Electrical Engineering

Feedback Control of a Haptic System using NI MyRIO Hardware

Laura

Tyndall

School of Nursing

Implementation of an Anesthesia Specific Infection Control and Prevention Practice Protocol

Sarah

Upton

Social, Cultural, & Justice Studies

Examining the Impact of Peer Mentorship on the College Success of Students on the Autism Spectrum

Danielle

Vandergriff

School of Nursing

Let's Quit! Evidence-Based Nicotine Dependence Treatment

Daniel

Velasquez

Computer Science & Engineering

All-In-One Urban Mobility Mapping

Ha Le

Vo

Electrical Engineering

Implementation of Packet Based Communication with Pilot Protection at Tennessee Valley Authority

Thomas

Vorwerk

Psychology

Context and Implementation Intentions in Prospective Memory Tasks: An Eye-Tracking Experiment

Keith

Wachter

Marketing & Entrepreneurship

Solution Scholars & Co.

Sara-anne

Waggoner

Art

SPE National 2018 Conference

Katherine

Walsh

School of Nursing

Measures of Resilience and Entitlement in a Sample of Baccalaureate Nursing Students

Endong

Wang

Engineering Management & Technology

3D Printing in Construction: Positive and Negative Impacts

Amanda

Warner

Psychology

Detecting deception: The accuracy of the good judge

A'Jacia

Wash

Psychology

A Historical Context of Religious Beliefs and Medical Treatment

Alexandra

Waters

Chemistry & Physics

Experimental Studies of Transport Properties of Novel Amorphous Semiconducting Fe-Tb-Dy-O Thin Films

Caroline

White

Social, Cultural, & Justice Studies

Magazine Media Influence

Michelle

White

History

Catherine of Braganza:  Charles II's Neglected Queen

Thomas

Wiegand

Biology, Geology, & Environmental Science

Network Analysis as a method of visualizing connectivity in ecological concepts

Gary

Wilkerson

Health & Human Performance

Association of Interrelated Neuromechanical Factors with Injury Occurrence among College Football Players

Joy

Williams

Center for Community Career Education

PAWS (Post Secondary Awareness With Success)

Alexis

Williams

Health & Human Performance

Perception-Action Coupling Assessment and Training in ROTC Cadets

Evan

Wilson

Athletic Training Program

Identification of Professional Values for the Athletic Training Profession: A Pilot Study

Eric

Worth

Social Work

Health Department: Smoking Cessation in Public Housing

Haven

Wright

Psychology

Educating Youth on Local Minority Histories

Jonathan

Yeager

Philosophy & Religion

REL 4910: Religion, Spirituality, and Fly Fishing

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Last Name

Department

Title

Alison

Allerton

Music

In a Graveyard: A Choral Concert Honoring the Legacy of Hugo Distler

Courtney

Alley

Biology, Geology, & Environmental Science

Investigation into the Status of Non-native Plant Species in Tennessee Using the SERNEC Herbarium Database

Arben

Asllani

Management

A word-level text mining methodology for discourse analysis: identifying themes, trends and beyond.

DeAnna

Beasley

Biology, Geology, & Environmental Science

Intentional Observation in Art and Science

Jennifer

Boyd

Biology, Geology, & Environmental Science

Reasons for Rarity? Exploring Acclimatory and Adaptive Constraints to Commonness

Leanora

Brown

Economics

The Incidence of Crime on Industry-Level Foreign Direct Investment: An Assessment of OECD Member Count

Caitlin

Bullock

School Psychology

Cross-Cultural Transmission of Trauma: Implications for Indigenous Populations of the United States

Kristan

Cartwright

Masters of Business Administration (Concentration: Business Analytics)

Strengthening College Retention Rates: A Study of the Efficacy of Complete College America

Christopher

Clark

Humanities

The Power of Appearance in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

Basil

Considine

Music and Writing & Communication Center

The Making of "The Lady with the Harp": Eliza Ridgely (1803-1867), Thomas Sully, and Francophilia in the Early United States

Blake

Corman

N/A (Community Partner or Non-UTC Student)

Utopia and Contemporary Society: A Model for Sustainable Continuance

Avery

Cowan

Civil & Chemical Engineering

Characterizing Engineered Nanomaterials in Surface Water Systems

Arden

Craft

Art

The Effects of Lead Poisoning In Famous Artists

Mirel

Crumb

Art

Strange-Making

Allison

Culp

School of Nursing

Parental Resistance to Childhood Vaccination Within the United States Using Data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)

Margaret

Dempsey

Psychology

Still Asking the Same Questions?: A Hundred Years of Religious Conversion Literature 

Jared

Dirghalli

Psychology

Quantifying and Qualifying the Links that Bind

Aniekan

Ebiefung

Mathematics

Economic Applications of the Vertical Generalized Linear Complementarity Problem

Ashley

Ewald

Health & Human Performance

Journey to Wellness: A Faculty and Staff Wellness Program at UTC

Brian

Feltus

Biology, Geology, & Environmental Science

An Evaluation of Congressional Public Statements on Taxation

Cody

Flowers

Civil & Chemical Engineering

Wurzite-Phase Quaternary Chalcogenide Nanoparticles: Synthesis and Applications for Solar Energy Conversion

Preston

Foerder

Psychology

Insights from specialized spiders into the study of animal cognition

Jim

Frierson

Honors College

NewsViz:  Visualization opportunities in local newspaper reporting

Katrina

Garcia

Marketing & Entrepreneurship

Innovation in Higher Business Education

Jose-Luis

Gastañaga

Modern & Classical Languages & Literatures

Calisto's Options

Olivia

George

Civil & Chemical Engineering

Synthesis and Transport of Nanodrugs

Olivia

George

Civil & Chemical Engineering

Targeting and Killing Melanoma Cancer Cells Using Photoactivated Nanoparticles

Alexandra

Grant

Health & Human Performance

Innovative Integration of Movement: Utilizing Dance to Increase Physical Activity Among Adolescents

Emily

Gray

English

Shakespeare's Bible: The Influence of the Bible on the Writings of William Shakespeare

Sumith

Gunasekera

Mathematics

On Estimating the Reliability in a Multicomponent System Based On Progressively-censored Data From Chen

Sumith

Gunasekera

Mathematics

Inference for the Pareto Reliability under Progressive Censoring with Random Removals

Hao-Bo

Guo

Computer Science & Engineering

Architectures of Biological Networks Evaluated by Gene Characteristics and Phenotypes

Kori

Hahn

Health & Human Performance

Fighting Food Deserts with Photography: A Community-Based Participatory Research Approach.

Katie

Hargrave

Art

"History Repeats Itself" exhibition at Jacksonville University

Bradley

Harris

Civil & Chemical Engineering

Exploring the impact of the marine-to-host environmental transition on persistence and pathogenicity in Vibrio cholerae using a design of experiments approach

James

Harris

Philosophy & Religion

Post-Marxism and Factors in the Analysis of Classes

Katey

Hayes

Psychology

What is Resilience? A better look at Depression and Resilience in a non-clinical population

Shewanee

Howard-Baptiste

Health & Human Performance

The “Best Town Ever”: Where Cheap Meat and Sugary Snacks Divide Cultures

Matt

Joplin

Electrical Engineering

Radiation Effects on Electronics: Measuring the Effect of Geometry on Sensitivity to High-Energy Particles

Madeline

Kalke

Health & Human Performance

Mocs Fuel: Nutrition and Student-Athlete Performance

Adrienne

Kaufmann

English

Navigating the Double Bind: The Rhetorical Techniques of Margery Kempe and Aimee Semple McPherson

Alaina

Krakowiak

Biology, Geology, & Environmental Science

Orchard Knob: A Peephole into the Historical Limestone Glades of Chattanooga

Andi

Kur

Biology, Geology, & Environmental Science

On the Effectiveness of Illustration in Modern Botanical Keys

Gwendolyn Spring

Kurtz

Women's Studies

Serving To Shelter: A Social Justice Service Learning Opportunity To Help Shelter Victims of Domestic Violence and Homelessness

Elliott

Louie

Mechanical Engineering

On the Mechanical Properties of 3D Printed Parts

Cameron

Mackey

Psychology

Atheist, Humanist, Skeptic, Agnostic, or something else entirely: The problem of measuring the non-religious

Victoria

Mak

Biology, Geology, & Environmental Science

The Impact of humidity on gene expression in human skin

Chuck

Margraves

Mechanical Engineering

Zero Energy Buildings

Kaila

Northcutt

Social Work

Vicarious Trauma and Protective Factors of Mental Health Professionals

Andrew

O'Brien

Art

Indexing the City: Photography, Artist's Books, and the Everyday

Dolores

O'Keefe

Social, Cultural, & Justice Studies

Resilience From Being Marginalized As “The Other”: How are Lesbians From The Gay Rights and The Women's Rights Generation Facing Old Age?

Maxwell

Omwenga

Computer Science & Engineering

Software-Defined Networking Control Plane Challenges and  Countermeasures

Gavin

Page

Biology, Geology, & Environmental Science

Walden: A Daoist Perspective

Jeannie

Parker Beard

English

Get Creative With Multimodal Composition

Bharat

Patel

Electrical Engineering

Ionizing Radiation Effects Spectroscopy (IRES) for Analysis of Total-Ionizing Dose Degradation in Voltage-Controlled Oscillators

Olivette

Petersen

Psychology

When does creativity curb likeableness in music?

Hong

Qin

Computer Science & Engineering

Controllability of complex gene networks and its impact on longevity

Sean

Richards

Biology, Geology, & Environmental Science

Concentrations of Lead in Hamilton County Public School Drinking Water

Aruna

Saram

Mathematics

Bayesian Inference for the Common Location Parameter of Several Shifted-Exponential Populations

Aruna

Saram

Mathematics

Optimal Cut-Point and Its Corresponding Youden Index for Two-Parameter Exponentially Distributed Pooled Samples

Mina

Sartipi

Computer Science & Engineering

Advanced Wireless Communication Infrastructure for Smart City Applications

Rachel

Smith

Health & Human Performance

The Physical-Psychosocial Cycle: A Dance Injury Theory

Alexander

Spanjer

Modern & Classical Languages & Literatures

How to Catch a Unicorn and Other Fantastical Encounters in a Medieval Bestiary

Kidambi

Sreenivas

Mechanical Engineering

Towards aeroacoustic simulations of turbomachinery

Donald

Sweet

History

What we should know about China?

Tyler

Teachworth

Biology, Geology, & Environmental Science

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP): A Fundamental Opportunity to End HIV

Rebekah

Thompson

Computer Science & Engineering

All-in-One Urban Mobility Mapping

James

Trimble

Computational Engineering

Using Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to Fight Malaria

Samuel

Vogel

Computer Science & Engineering

Video Games and Humanities: Comparison of Dystopia in Bloodborne and The Handmaid's Tale

Christina

Vogel

Art

Humble and Heroic: New Perceptual Paintings

Lakmali

Weerasena

Mathematics

Local-serach algorithm for  multi-objective combianorial optimization problems

Council of Scholars

Council of Scholars Coffee: Government Funding: What it is, how to get it, and why it is important.

Amanda

Wintersieck

Political Science & Public Service

Fact-Checking the 2016 Presidential Election & the Role of Selective Exposure

Savanna

Wooten

Biology, Geology, & Environmental Science

 Conservation Physiology of the Rare White Fringeless Orchid

Chayu

Yang

Mathematics

On the intrinsic dynamics of bacteria in waterborne infections

First Name

Last Name

Department

Title

Samantha

Burns

Theatre & Speech

Researching your Scenes and Monolouges and Applying It

Basil

Considine

Music and Writing & Communication Center

Songs from "The Princess Pirate Party", a new musical for children

Ronda

Ford

Music

The Emperor And The Bird Of Paradise presented by flutist Dr. Ronda Ford and narrator Professor Steve Ray

Jeannie

Hacker-Cerulean

Theatre & Speech

UTC Wish Speeches

Jonathan

McNair

Music

Music and Social Change: "O, King" and "The Legacy Show"

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Undergraduate Lightning Round 

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Mukhlid Alharbi
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Kenzie Butera
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Michael Coleman (3rd Place)
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Greg Draeger
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Cullen Harris (1st Place)
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Hannah Hightower (2nd Place) 
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Keith Hollingsworth
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Rachel Loeffler
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Timothy Lott 
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Connor McPherson
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Chris Purvis
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Kathleen Phelps 

 


Graduate 3 Minute Thesis

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Jacob Strimaitis
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John Shelton
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Caryn Ross (2nd Place)
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Tessa Piety
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Joyce McPherson (1st Place)
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Mehran Ghafari
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Jacob Coleman
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Courtney Alley (3rd Place)

 


Faculty Elevator Pitch

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Azad Hossain
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Dana Moody
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Lisa Burke Smalley & Alexandra Zelin (Humanities & Social Science Category Winners)
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Lisa Harrison
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Hong Qin
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Sean Richards (Health Category & Grand Prize Winner)
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Basil Considine
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Mina Sartipi (Urban Science Category Winner)
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Talia Welsh
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Bradley Harris (STEM Category Winner)
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Eun Young Kim
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Sumith Gunasekera