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April 16, 2014   
Posted: May 15, 2000
Coastal students present papers at nationals

Twenty-two Coastal Carolina University students presented scholarly papers at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) held at the University of Montana, in Missoula, Mont., in April. 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:

- Susan Bradham, a senior elementary education major of Surfside Beach, S.C., presented "Bradley - A Developmental Case Study"; - Melody Callan, a senior chemistry major of Lawrenceburg, N.Y., presented "Selective Alkylation of a Cyclic Unsaturated Beta- Ketophosphonate"; - Stephen Carr, senior philosophy major of Myrtle Beach, S.C., presented "To Defy the Laws of Tradition: The Role of Women in Plato's Ideal Society"; - Crystal Cox, a junior computer science major of Loris, S.C., presented "Romeo and Juliet as a Highly-Constructed Semiotic System"; - Stephanie Dunnavant, a senior health promotion major of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Suzanne Lastella, a sophomore health promotion major of Conway, S.C., presented "Never Satisfied? A Comparative Study of Body Dissatisfaction Among Women"; - Klara Ernemo, a sophomore English major of Conway, S.C., presented "How Can Creative Freedom Be Achieved in a Country That Lacks an Individually Produced Language and Where Norms of Beauty Have Been Defined by Foreign Forces? Henrik Ibsen Poses This Question in Hedda Gabler"; - Danielle Evans, a junior English major of Myrtle Beach, S.C., presented "Fairy Tales: Do Their Myths Become Our Realities?";

- Donald Haith, a senior psychology major of Myrtle Beach, S.C., presented "Performance on a Memory Task as a Function of Incentive Condition"; - Rebecca Hillman, a senior mathematics major of Campbell, N.Y., presented "A Study of a Two Parameter Family of Functions and Their Iterates Via the Feingenbaum Diagram"; - Brandi Jackson, a senior psychology major of Conway, S.C., presented "Gender Bias and Racial Bias as Depicted in Birth Congratulatory Cards"; - Elizabeth Johnstone, a senior biology major of Murrells Inlet, S.C., presented "Genetic Diversity in Epidendrum Conopseum Through Codominant DNA Markers"; - Jennifer Karvetsky, a senior English major of Myrtle Beach, S.C., presented "Standing in Your Own Good Grace"; - Audrey Kelaher, a junior English major of Pawleys Island, S.C., presented "The Cinematic Semiotics of the Feminine Breast in Like Water for Chocolate";

- Season Klein, a senior biology major of Taylorville, Ill., presented "Human Impacts on the Ecology of Ghost Crabs on Waites Island"; - Jelena Mirkovic, a junior chemistry major of Conway, S.C., presented "Surface Mediated Photolysis of P-Nitrobenzoic Acid at 633 NM"; - David Palinski, a senior English major of Myrtle Beach, S.C., presented "Montage and Sign Systems in Modern Cinema"; - Heather Powell, a senior English major of Myrtle Beach, S.C., presented "Endless Possibilities: Anticipation of Nietzschean Thought in the Work of Charles Brocken Brown"; - Laure Keatts Ray, a senior biology major of Myrtle Beach, S.C., presented "The Use of Multiple Antibiotic Resistance for Identification of Fecal Coliform Sources in the Waccamaw River"; - Alicia Skipper, a senior English major of Conway, S.C., presented "Sexuality and Discovery in Scarlet Sister Mary"; - Heather Steere, a senior English major of Pawleys Island, S.C., presented "Chaucer's Material Girl"; and - Kelly Vowels, a senior biology major of Louisville, Ky., presented "The Incorporation of Previously Developed Primers for Use on Seaside Sparrows, Ammodramus Maritimus, Microsatellite DNA."

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