Three University McNair Scholars Present at National Research Conference

March 31, 2014

McNair scholars

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Three McNair Scholars representing Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi presented at the 15th Annual McNair Scholars Undergraduate National Research Conference held March 13-16 at the University of Maryland.    

The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi students who presented their research were:

Keisha-Marie Alridge – Love it or Change it:  Dyadic Locus of Control as a Predictor of Self-Esteem, Happiness, and Relationship Satisfaction.”  Her faculty mentors are Dr. Steven D. Seidel and Dr. Melissa Jarrell.

Arron Huss – “Deception Detection:  How do Training and Self-Assessment Matter?” His faculty mentor is Dr. Mark Hartlaub.

Abby Quinonez – “The Effect of Fatigue on Visual Recognition and Visual Tracking of College Students.” Her faculty mentor is Dr. Frank Spaniol. 

The conference provides opportunity for students to present their academic research in a professional environment and for staff to participate in professional development activities.

Named after NASA astronaut Ronald E. McNair who perished aboard the Challenger Space Shuttle, this program is designed to prepare qualified undergraduate students for doctoral studies. Participants are from underrepresented groups and have demonstrated strong academic potential. While undergraduates, scholars receive a stipend while they conduct research with faculty mentors and engage in other scholarly activities.