Skip to main content

Five McNair Scholars Present Undergraduate Research in the 2019 University Presentation Showcase

2019 University Poster Showcase

Five EKU McNair scholars presented undergraduate research in the 2019 University Presentation Showcase at Eastern Kentucky Universty.  The five McNair scholars were Jessica Baker, Steven Pesina, Jesus Daniel Lopez, Kasiee Riddell, and TaJana Graves.

Jessica Baker (psychology) presented undergraduate research titled: Testing the Rejection-Identification Model in Appalachia.  (EKU Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jonathan Gore).  Jessica also collaborated on two other undergraduate research projects. One was titled Pilot 2: Who Looks Like A Foreign and Who looks like a Native Speaker.  The other was titled An Analysis of Individualism and Collectivism in Kentucky High School Football.

Steven Pesina (chemistry) presented Analysis of the Immune Response's Effect on the Regeneration of Photoreceptors in gosh mutant zebrafish - Danio rerio.  (Faculty Research Mentor: Dr David Hyde, University of Notre Dame)

Jesus Daniel Lopez (pre-dentistry) presented Bacteriophange Genome Traits.  (EKU Faculty Mentor: Dr. Marcia Pierce)

Kaisee Riddell (communications & polical science) presented The Potential for Badging at Eastern Kentucky University.  (EKU Faculty Mentor: Dr. Rusty Carpenter)

Finally, TaJana Graves (psychology) had two undergraduate research projects represented in the showcase but was not present because she was visiting a graduate program.  TaJana's two projects are titled Communication Disorders and Classroom Behavior and The Effects of Multicultural Education on Awareness of Privilege and Oppression.  (EKU Faculty Mentor: Dr. Micheal McClellan)

Congratulations to these talented and accomplished undergraduate researchers!

Published on April 18, 2019

Open /*deleted href=#openmobile*/