Students Selected for Virtual Research Conference


Truman hosted the first virtual Midwest/West Regional Undergraduate Research, Scholarly and Creative Activity Conference with COPLAC, Nov. 14. Truman had nine student presentations selected for the conference. Student presentations were pre-loaded to the conference site and synchronous Zoom Q&A sessions took place from 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

“Development and Suitability Analysis of College Community Centric Service Offerings”
Students: Victor Wei, Abduboriy Abdurakhmonov
Faculty mentor: Kafi Rahman

“Comparison of Selected Bioelectrical Impedance Devices and Skinfolds to Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry to Estimate Body Fat in College Male Soccer Players”
Student: Ian McCluskey
Faculty mentor: Liz Jorn

“The Great Divorce: The Impact of Segregation and Political Fragmentation on Education in St. Louis”
Student: Syrus Duffy
Faculty mentor: Jason McDonald

“Does Gender Matter? Exploring the Partisan Gender Gap”
Student: Kaylee Jacobson
Faculty mentor: John Quinn

“Effect of Streptozotocin (STZ) Concentration on Chemoreflex Function and Morphology of the Nucleus Tractus Solitarii in STZ-Induced Alzheimer’s Disease”
Student: Chuma Humphrey
Faculty mentor: Timothy Walston, Tim Ostrowski

“Phytoene Synthase (PSY) and Alfin-like (ALF) Paralog Expression in Salt-Stressed Primary Root Zones of B73 and Mo17 Maize Seedlings”
Student: Kay McNeary
Faculty mentor: Diane Janick-Buckner

“Microplastic Abundance in Rural Missouri Water Systems: A Research Proposal”
Student: Trey Maddaleno
Faculty mentor: Barbara Kramer

“Printmaking as a Meditation on Life & Decay”
Student: Elisabeth Held
Faculty mentor: Laura Bigger

“Rediscovering Charles Galloway: The Life and Music of a St. Louis Organist”
Student: Noah Rogers
Faculty mentor: Marc Rice
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