McNair Scholars Program

Past Research Topics

2006 MU McNair Journal

2007-2008 Research Topics

Scholar: David Aguayo
Major:
Secondary Education
Mentor:
Lisa Flores
Research Title:
Latino Newcomers in Missouri: Cultural Adaptiation and ethnic Identity

Scholar: Valeska araujo
Major:
philosophy & economics
Mentor:
Bradley Curs
Research Title:
differential effects of the components of higher education expenditure on u.s. state economic growth (Full Article Available in Fall 2008 McNair Journal)

Scholar: Brittani Brown
Major:
Psychology
Mentor:
Michael Lambert
Research Title:
Parent Communication with Teacher and Child Involvement

Scholar: Michelle Clark
Major:
Communication and Science Disorders
Mentor:
Judith Goodman
Research Title:
The Salience of Nouns and Verbs in Speech to Toddlers

Scholar: Sean Crockett
Major:
Chemical Engineering
Mentor:
Galen Suppes
Research Title:
Use of Highly Nanoporous Carbon on Batteris and Supercapacitors

Scholar: Miriam Galenas
Major:
Geological Sciences
Mentor:
Alan Whittington
Research Title:
Transport Properties of Mid-Ocean Ridge Basalt from the East Pacific Rise

Scholar: Danielle Graef
Major:
Psychology
Mentor:
Moshe Naveh-Benjamin
Research Title:
Sensory Decline as a Mediating Factor in Age-Related Differences in Associative Memory
(Full Article Available in Fall 2008 McNair Journal)

Scholar: Kamara Jones
Major:
Journalism
Mentor:
Carol Anderson
Research Title:
Media Lynching on the Campaign Trail: The Use of Race in Political Ads, 1988-2006

Scholar: Jimmie Jones
Major:
Business
Mentor:
Lori Franz
Research Title:
Student-Athlete or Athlete Student: Role Identity Crisis of College Athletes

Scholar: Lindsey Lanfersieck
Major:
English
Mentor:
John Evelev
Research Title:
The Manifestation of Death in Nathaniel Hawthoren's Gothic Fiction

Scholar: Tracey Latimore
Major:
Psychology
Mentor:
Nicole Campione-Barr
Research Title:
Parent-Adolescent Relationships, Sibling Ordinal Status, and Adolescent Adjustment
(Full Article Available in Fall 2008 McNair Journal)

Scholar: A. Olga Mafotsing Fopoussi
Major:
Biological Sciences
Mentor:
Stefan Sarafianos
Research Title:
Inhibition of HIV-Reverse Transcriptase by 4'-ethynyl-2-fluoro-deoxyadenosine

Scholar: Renae Mayes
Major:
Middle School Education
Mentor:
Michael Mobley
Research Title:
Multicultural Competencies among School counselor Trainees: Cultural Intelligence & Attitudes

Scholar: Kelly Mottaz
Major:
Fisheries & Wildlife
Mentor:
Robert Hayward
Research Title:
Enhancing Pond Production of Large Food-Size Bluegill by Controlling Social Costs
(Full Article Available in Fall 2008 McNair Journal)

Scholar: Diana Ortiz
Major:
Biological Sciences
Mentor:
Lori Eggert
Research Title:
Genetic Variation Associated with Adaptive Traits in the African Forest (Loxodonta cyclotis) and Savanna Elephants (L. africana)
(Full Article Available in Fall 2008 McNair Journal)

Scholar: Tamela Smith
Major:
Anthropology
Mentor:
Lisa Sattenspiel
Research Title:
The Impact of Piro and Concurrent Exposure to Other Infectious Diseases on Variability in the 1918-19 Flu Epidemic on the Island of Newfoundland

Scholar: Brittany Smotherson
Major:
Middle School Education
Mentor:
Karen Cockrell
Research Title:
Closing the Gap: A Teacher Pedagogy and Lower SES Student Success

Scholar: Jenniffer Stetler
Major:
Animal Sciences & Biochemistry
Mentor:
Charles Brown
Research Title:
Role of cyclooxgenase-1 during the Immunological Response in Lyme Arthritis
(Full Article Available in Fall 2008 McNair Journal)

Scholar: Catera Wilder
Major:
Biological Engineering
Mentor:
Sheila Grant
Research Title:
Developing an Adhesion Barrier for Hernia Repair