Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Students Sign Research Papers at First McNair Scholars Research Journal Article Signing

September 12, 2014

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The first McNair Scholars Research Journal article signing was held September 2-4 in the Mary and Jeff Bell Library at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. This was a unique first time event for McNair Scholars to publicly sign their research articles for interested students, staff and faculty.

The following Texas A&M-Corpus Christi McNair Scholars participated:

  • Elizabeth Grant, “Happiness as Predictors of Affective Choices Behavior.” Her mentor was Dr. Steve Seidel.
  • Courtney Hampton, “Eagle Ford Shale Play Methane Source and Fate Assessment.” Her mentor was Dr. Dorina Murgulet.
  • Arron Huss, “Deception Detection: Does Training in Self-Assessment Matter?” His mentor was Dr. Mark Hartlaub.  
  • Arthur Oaden, “Fields of Coal: Environmental Change Along the Rio Grande in a Former Coal Mining Area.” His mentor was Dr. Mark Besonen.
  • Abby Quinonez, “The Effect of Physical Fatigue on Visual Recognition and Visual Tracking of College Students.” Her mentor was Dr. Frank Spaniol.
  • Dustin Smith, “Investigating Oyster Shell Thickness and Strength Using Three Imaging Modalities: Hyperspectral Imaging, Thermal Imaging and Digital Photography Mentor.” His mentors were Dr. Mehrube Mehrubeoglua, Dr. Delbert Smee, and Dr. Petru-Aurelian Simionescu.
  • Emilio Vasquez, “Induction of the Gehd Phospholipase in Non-Clinical Strains of Staphylococcus Epidermidis Under Heat-Stress.” His mentors were Dr. Gregory Buck and Dr. Narendra Narayana. 

Their articles were published in the McNair Scholars Research Journals which are on the McNair Scholars Program website. The McNair Scholars program is a federally-funded program that provides first-generation, low-income, minority college students with paid internships and mentoring to prepare them for graduate school and to obtain a Ph.D. For more information on the McNair Scholars Program, go to http://mcnair.tamucc.edu/