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McNair Scholars Present Research Posters during Recognition Event

May 07, 2012

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Ten McNair Scholars at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi gave poster presentations during the TRIO McNair Scholars Program Recognition Luncheon and Poster Presentation held April 16 on the University campus.

The presentations were:

  • Megan Crawford-Grime, senior psychology/philosophy major – “When Rational Decisions Go Wrong”

  • Sandra Lynch, senior psychology/philosophy major – “The Effects of Autism on the Development of Non-Autistic Children”

  • Ardie Grady, senior art major – “Understanding Social Marginalization through the Vision of Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Art Work”

  • Elizabeth Grant, senior psychology/communication major with a minor in philosophy – “State and Trait Happiness as Predictors of Affective Choice Behavior”

  • Sabrina Moore, senior geology major – “Petrographic Analysis of Toyah Phase Ceramics Recovered at Fort Lipantitlán State Historic Site”

  • Travis Wilson, senior environmental science major – “Effects of Oil on Deep Sea”

  • Katherine Heeb, senior sociology major – “Ever Changing Love for a Modern World: A Content Analysis of Gender Differences and Changes in Relationships in US Romantic Dramas”

  • Tabitha Perez, senior English/history major – “Along the Border: Study of the International Populations in the South Texas Borderlands and the Interaction of Different Cultures Through Literature”

  • Valerie Ferdin, senior mechanical engineering major – “The Effects of Color, Texture, Distance, and Angle on Light Exposure”

  • Irene Perales, senior community and mental health major – “Understanding College Students’ Facebook Use: Communication Privacy Management and Relational Satisfaction”

The McNair Scholars conducted research over the course of the summer then presented their findings at national conferences. The McNair Scholars Program assists in the academic success of low-income, first-generation college students, and students from traditionally under-represented groups.

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