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Island University Celebrates Research as Hosts of 12th Annual Pathways Student Research Symposium

November 06, 2015


CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi welcomed more than 450 undergraduate, masters and doctoral students and 150 administrators, faculty and staff from all over the A&M System to the Island University during the Texas A&M System 12th Annual Pathways Student Research Symposium. During the symposium, held on October 22-23 in the University Center, students presented their innovative research in front of faculty, judges, and other participants.

“The Pathways symposium provided A&M System participants, of all academic disciplines, a broader exposure to the A&M community,” said JoAnn Canales, Dean of the College of Graduate Studies at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. “Not only was it an excellent opportunity to showcase our program offerings and lovely campus, it was also an excellent opportunity to recruit students doing an amazing research as evidenced by the 98 awards received by outstanding students at the awards banquet.”

Stacy Rendon, an undergraduate music major from Texas A&M University-Kingsville, was excited to present her research in what she says in an underrepresented field. Her project was titled, “Children’s Perception of Classical Music Using iPad Application.”

 “Pathways has been an amazing opportunity for me,” said Rendon. “While here, I’ve been able to see research in fields besides my own, but also in other integral subjects of core curriculum.”

Among the overall winners were four Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi students:

  • First place; Social Sciences (Humanities) undergraduate  – Mairin Cahill
  • Second place; Life Science undergraduate– Melissa Fisher
  • Second place; Life Science undergraduate– Morgan Sobol
  • Second place; Social Sciences (Humanities)  undergraduate – Melissa Fix

A complete list of winners can be found by visiting


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