2nd Annual ASU Student Research and Fine Arts Conference (March 14, 2001)
(A picture-book story) Photos provided by Dr. Jurgen Brauer, College of Business
LEFT/TOP: Much traffic in the science building atrium where the research posters were displayed.
RIGHT/BOTTOM: Keynote speaker Prof. Patricia Reggio (Kennesaw State University) and ASU's Prof. Gary Stroebel, co-organizer of the conference. PowerPoint slides of Prof. Reggio's address are here.
LEFT/TOP: ASU's Prof. Saundra Reinke with two of her Political Science students, Joshua Bearden and Gerilyn Faye Keyser.
RIGHT/BOTTOM: Carol Coussins during her presentation, "Dietary Essential Fatty Acid Intake as a Function of Ratins of Inattention and Hyperactivity in a Non-Clinical Population of Children."
LEFT/TOP: The research by chemistry student Bob Texas assists the campus archeaologist, Prof. Chris Murphy.
RIGHT/BOTTOM: Prof. Chris Murphy chats with Prof. Beth Fanning. In the background, Jenifer Whitford's research poster on "Neophobia and Ethanal Self-Administration in TAP and TAR Rats."
Speaking of archeaology: Janet Huey and Samantha Wiley displayed some of their finds. Janet's poster presentation was entitled "Identification and Indicated Usage of Patent Medicines at the Augusta Arsenal During the Early Twentieth Century (9-Ri-1045)" and Samantha Wiley presented "Identification and Analysis of Bottles Recovered from a Refuse Pit at the Augusta State University Site (9-Ri-1045)." In light of what our students are finding, local historian, Prof. Ed Cashin, will soon have to rewrite his Augusta history books.
LEFT/TOP: Shannon Clark, the "numbers man," presents his work on "The Role of Deposits in the Productivity Analysis of Banks."
RIGHT/BOTTOM: "Research Notes in Chemistry and Biology" was a well-attended session. At times the proceedings felt like a Ph.D. examination, and the students -- Christina Jones (Biology), Alexsis Simpkins (Chemistry), and Jamal Josephs (Chemistry) -- held up well.
LEFT/TOP: Chemistry student Jamal Josephs (who won the conference's "most entertaining presentation" title).
RIGHT/BOTTOM: Jamal's mentor, Prof. Cathy Cobb.
LEFT/TOP: Yolanda Johnson "The Myth of Motherhood: Who Still Believes In It?"
RIGHT/BOTTOM: The myth spelled out.
LEFT/TOP and RIGHT/BOTTOM: Jennifer Whitford discussing her project "Neophobia and Ethanol Self-Administration in TAP and TAR Rats."
LEFT/TOP and RIGHT/BOTTOM: ASU music students Pawel Kozak, Angela Rubendall, Sarah Greenwald, and David Webster perform in the atrium. The piece was composed by ASU alumni Mark Swanson (see below, at right) who named the musicians "The Ribosome Quartet."
LEFT/TOP: ASU President William Bloodworth listens to the music students ...
RIGHT/BOTTOM: ... and chats with the composer Mark Swanson. Mr. Swanson, befitting the scientific nature of the conference, played with the idea that all of life's proteins are build from twenty amino acids, coded in turn by the A-C-G-T bases of DNA. Tucked under his arm, Mr. Swanson holds a copy of Prof. Ed Cashin's "The Story of Augusta."
LEFT/TOP: Carl Purdy, of the Augusta Symphony, coached the music students.
RIGHT/BOTTOM: Mr. Swanson's parents. The father also is a distinguished ASU music alumni.
Prof. Paul Harris, ever-smiling conference co-organizer, cleans up conference posters.
[Photographs by Jurgen Brauer, Kim Davies, and Steve Hobbs.]
And now a special note:
Dear ASU Professors: There will be a 3rd Annual ASU Student Research and Fine Arts Conference in March 2002. Please, please, please, give your best students a learning-by-doing chance. Research is a wonderful teaching tool. The students learn so much in the process, not only about the subject matter at hand but also about how to prepare a research poster or a research presentation and how to stand up to always interested, but sometimes tough questions from the audience. Last year and this year our students have done excellent research and excellent presentations. Encourage them and be ready to mentor and support them. Abstracts for the March 2002 conference will be do sometime in January 2002. Details will be forthcoming.
-- The organizing committee: Jurgen Brauer, Paul Harris, Steve Hobbs, and Gary Stroebel.
For financial support we thank
- The Deans of the three ASU Colleges, Betty House, Rob Freeman, and Jack Widener
- The ASU Student Activities Board
- The ASU Public Relations and Publications Office
- The ASU Development and Alumni Relations Office
- The National Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
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