3rd Annual ASU Student Research and Fine Arts Conference (20 March 2002)
(A picture-book story) Photos provided by Dr. Jurgen Brauer, College of Business
Students help with conference registration. We didn't keep track, but the 250 copies of the program brochure are all gone. A copy is available here: Conference Program.
BobbiLee McDonald presents her work on "Preferred Spider Prey of Mud Daubers in Washington and Georgia" (faculty advisor: Cathy Tugmon).
ASU student Terry Lovett (above) and high school student Arjun Sebastin (below) ...
... present joint work (with Jan Miller) on "Taste Aversion, Cocaine, and Activity in TAP and TAR Rats" (faculty advisors: Steve Hobbs, Augusta State University, and Ralph Elkins of Augusta VA Medical Center). Steve's rats must be running lose in the lab -- this is the second conference at which results of rat experiments were reported. Wonder what they'll be up to next year.
A poster presentation by Latoya Fields (faculty advisor: Charlotte Price). Ms. Fields is on the left. Another ASU nursing student, Rosalind Coulotte, is on the right. This is the first time, the Nursing Department had student work represented at our conference.
A poster presentation by Susan Coleman ("Nursing Care of a Victim of Domestic Violence"). Susan is seen here discussing her work with Paul Harris of the Political Science department (faculty advisors: Jean Balogh and Charlotte Price).
The picture says it all ... applied chemistry for hobbyists, and it's safe, too.
Edyta Krzemien with her poster presentation on "Ethnic Identity and Well-Being in College Students" (faculty advisor: Dr. Rober Reeves).
Erica McKnight ...
... and Aimee Lombard (presenting joint work with Terry Lovett and Rene Monfort) on "Failure to Find Fluoride-Induced Learning Deficits in Rats" (faculty advisors: Steve Hobbs, Department of Psychology, Augusta State University, and Gary M. Whitford, School of Dentistry, Medical College of Georgia).
Scott Kitchens presents "Past Past-Times: Tobacco Related Artifacts at the Augusta Arsenal" (faculty advisor: Chris Murphy). Chris, keep your students digging! Always interesting work they do.
Manja Jonas took a semester off for an internship in Guatemala. While there, she studied "The Cost and Value of Education in Guatemala," which she presented at the conference (faculty advisor: Jurgen Brauer). The finding? Even though the lifetime value of education far outweighs the cost of attending school, from the parents' perspective, sending children to school is costly: children that go to school don't earn an income to contribute to household expenses.
Bill Hobbins of the music faculty directed an ASU student choir to conclude the program. A public and sincere THANK YOU to Bill and his students: the singing was wonderful!
Donna Hobbs and others are all ears, listening to the students' singing.
[Photographs and page by Jurgen Brauer.]
And now a special note:
Dear ASU Professors: There will be a 4th Annual ASU Student Research and Fine Arts Conference in the Spring of 2003. 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. Over the past three years our students have done excellent research and excellent presentations. Encourage them and be ready to mentor and support them. Abstracts for the conference will be due sometime in January 2003. Details will be forthcoming.
-- The organizing committee: Jurgen Brauer, Paul Harris, Steve Hobbs, Donna Hobbs, Janice Williams, Peggy Ruth Geren, and Pam Hayward.
For support of this year's conference we thank
- The Deans of the three ASU Colleges, Betty House, Rob Freeman, and Jack Widener
- The ASU Public Relations and Publications Office
- The ASU Development and Alumni Relations Office
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