Seminar Series

The seminar series introduces all of the available research projects.  We have 40 faculty seminars lined up for this fall! 

Sarah Beth Redmond

Sept 1st

Biology

Impacts of energy supplements on mitochondrial function

Laurie Bianchi

Sept 1st

Nutrition and Dietetics

How one’s sensory perceptions of food affects food choices

Kim Lane

Sept 1st

Chemistry

Biophysical Analysis of the Enzyme Beta-Glucuronidase

Paul Thomas

Sept 8th

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Bible Reception at the Kentucky Creation Museum and the Ark Encounter

Jay Caughron

Sept 8th

Psychology

Motivations and Impediments to Entrepreneurship

Jenessa Steele

Nov 3rd

Psychology

Assessing use of nonpharmaceutical interventions for persons with moderate Alzheimer's disease

Rhett Herman

Sept 15th

Physics

Developing a method to quickly measure arctic sea ice thickness

Pam Jackson

Sept 15th

Psychology

Effects of Cannabinoids and Home Environment on Rat Behavior

Donna Boyd

Sept 15th

Forensic Science Institute

Pediatric Non-Accidental Cranial Trauma Evaluation and Prevention

Bob Sheehy

Sept 22nd

Biology

Identifying the floral composition of wildflower honey

Tara Phelps-Durr

Sept 22nd

Biology

Computational Molecular Modeling of Plant Proteins

Laura Gruss

Sept 22nd

Biology

Arch Form and Function Effects on Knee Pain in Collegiate Track and Field and Soccer Athletes

Caleb Bradberry

Sept 29th

Information Technology

Student Retention

Jason Davis

Sept 29th

Biology

Smart feeders: Using integrated adaptive computing to study wild birds

Agida Manizade

Sept 29th

Mathematics and Statistics

Using Technology as a Partner: GeoGebra

Gini Weisz

Oct 4th

Nursing

Use of complementary and conventional therapy to treat health problems in rural VA residents

Matthew J. Smith

Oct 4th

Communication

Comic Strips, Comic Books, & Graphic Novels: Studying the History, Form & Culture of a Niche Medium

Alison Pack

Oct 4th

Art

Three Dimensional Possibilites in Metalworking

Brock Cutler

Oct 6th

History

Cloud Ecology: Environmental Histories of the Internet

Scott Dunn

Oct 6th

Communication

Political Information Efficacy: A Theoretical Framework for Understanding (and maybe improving) Political Engagement

Megan Hebdon

Oct 6th

Nursing

Social determinants of health in rural Appalachia

Thomas Duncan

Oct 20th

Economics

The Economic Impact of National Surveillance/Military Expenditures in the 21st Century

Steve Childers

Oct 20th

Management

How to Increase Student Entrepreneurship Effectiveness

Jean Mistele

Oct 20th

Mathematics Education

Comprehension Strategies and Mathematics Problem Solving; Teaching practices and Student learning

David Sallee

Oct 25th

Health and Human Performance

Impact of pre-event activities on measures of muscular power.

Melissa Grim

Oct 25th

Health and Human Performance

Predictors of First Year Student Retention

Joe Chase

Oct 25th

Information Technology

Benevolent Hacking:  An Active Learning Approach to K12 Cybersecurity Education

Karen Arndt

Oct 27th

Communications Science and Disorders

Oral and Written Language Outcomes of Children with Language Impairment following Use of Self-Regulated Strategy Development

Rachel Santos

Oct 27th

Criminal Justice

Evidence-Based Policing and Crime Analysis

Jeremy Wojdak

Oct 27th

Biology

Using campus resources for physical and digital creation in your research

Tim Fuhrer

Sept 8th

Chemistry

Using Statistical Mechanics to Predict the Stabilities of Small Fullerene Cages

Sarah Kennedy

Nov 3rd

Chemistry

Potential Natural Product Inhibitors of Sugar Cleaving Enzymes

Amy Balija

Nov 3rd

Chemistry

Does the Brita Filter Actually Clean Water?

Skip Watts

Nov 10th

Geology

3D modeling of landscapes, natural hazards, and structures using Unmanned Aerial Systems (Drones)

Beth McClellan

Nov 10th

Geology

Analysis of fossil-bearing rocks at Mountain Lake, VA, using UAS (Drone) imagery

Stockton Maxwell

Nov 10th

Geospatial Science

What can tree rings tell us about the past environment?

I-Ping Fu

Nov 15th

Chinese Language and Lit.

Learning language in the US classroom vs. study abroad

Amanda Kellogg

Nov 15th

English

Pleasure and Uncertainty in Early Modern Drama

Kevin Ayers

Nov 15th

Health and Human Performance

Branding in Sport Management and Student Athletic Fees

Joe Wirgau

 

Chemistry

How to Increase Student Success Through Pedagogical Design