Twenty-six Coastal Carolina University students presented scholarly papers at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) held recently at the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater. Students and faculty from more than 400 colleges and universities in the United States participated in the conference, an annual event designed to enrich undergraduate teaching and learning by giving students firsthand experience in the process of scholarly exploration and discovery.
Conference presenters are selected on the basis of abstracts of their research submitted four months in advance of the conference.
The following Coastal students gave presentations:
- Jordanna Baker, a senior biology major of Myrtle Beach, presented "What's Wrong With Terminal Sedation?';
- Robin Brown, a senior health promotion major of Myrtle Beach., presented "Confidence in Negotiating Safe Sex";
- Ashlee Bunting, a senior political science major of Myrtle Beach, presented "An Examination of Two Levels of Time in Borges - The Garden of Forking Paths";
- Megan Butterworth, a senior marine science major of Bellaire, Ohio, presented "The Effects of the Water on and around Waites Island on Ammonia Production in Fundulus Heteroclitus";
- Dianna DeNitto, a junior psychology major of Myrtle Beach, presented "Devils Dressed in Angles' Robes: Slaveholders, Slavery and Christianity in Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave";
- Chika Ekeji, a senior computer science major of Conway, presented "Evaluation of Fuzzy Set Ranking Methods for Decision Making in Intelligent Systems";
- Kathy Girod, a senior English major of Myrtle Beach, presented "The Necessity of Foreign-Language Fluency in the United States";
- Paul Grammer, a senior biology major of Tiffin, Ohio, and Travis Scott, a junior biology major of Greenville, presented "The Effects of the Water on and around Waites Island on the Chloride Cells of the Opercular Epithelium";
- Rebecca Hamill, a senior English major of Myrtle Beach, presented "The Art of Re/Membering and Retelling in Rivera and Rabelais";
- Denise James, a senior English major of Florence, presented "Recognizing the Absurdism in J.D. Salinger's A Perfect Day for Bananafish";
- Thomas Karetas, a senior computer science major of Myrtle Beach, presented "Order from Disorder, Computer and Chaos";
- Caitlin Lamb, a senior marine science major of Bel Air, Md., presented "Controls upon Nesting Temperature Regimes within Beach Sands used by the Loggerhead Sea Turtle";
- Paige Landry, a senior marketing/professional golf management major of Ontario, Canada, presented "Identifying Performance Gaps in Services at Primary U.S. Golf Destinations: an Application of the Importance-Performance Matrix to Canadian Golfers";
- Leigh Little, a senior English/secondary education major of Surfside Beach, presented "Women as a Threat";
- Marcia Paul, a junior English major of Loris, presented "Sor juana: Wild Women Tamed";
- Alison Poling, a senior accounting/finance major of Murrells Inlet, presented "The Revenue Recognition Principle and its Impact on the Financial Reporting System in the United States";
- Timmy Ritter, a senior accounting/finance major of LaPlata, Md., presented "Mergers and Acquisitions: Effects on the Economic and Corporate Structure";
- Michael Rivers, a senior health promotion major of Jefferson, presented "Supplement use among Undergraduate College Students;"
- Jeremy Roderick, a senior accounting major of Myrtle Beach, presented "Business Valuation: Determining the Value of a Business and its Goodwill";
- Philip Sellers, a senior interdisciplinary studies major of Conway, presented "Successfully Building a Web Application Business";
- Margaret Sexton, a senior marine science major of Taylors, presented "Putting Wisdom to Good Use";
- Melanie Soose, a senior accounting major of Glenshaw, Pa., presented "Goodwill and Intangible Assets " The New Rules FASB Statement 142 - Goodwill and other Intangible Assets";
- Danielle Watson, a junior elementary education major of Sumter, presented "Correspondences Between the Story and the Story within the Story in Borges" The Secret Miracle";
- Jamie Wirth, a senior marine science major of Coatesville, Pa., presented "Impact of Atmospheric Waves on the Artic Oscillation over the Northern Oceans"; and
- Jhonda Wolfe, a senior health promotion major of Orangeburg, presented "Teacher Knowledge Concerning Childhood Asthma."