Madison Bailey, Correspondent
Jacksonville State University hosted its annual Student Symposium at the Houston Cole Library from February 12 to 14, with over 50 student presentations on a wide variety of subjects.
The JSU Student Symposium is an event where students can present their research and exemplary classwork to judges in a highly academic environment. The symposium is composed of both undergraduate and graduate divisions.
At the end of the symposium, certain student presentations are selected for a variety of awards as well as monetary prizes.
The following is a list of awards at the JSU Symposium as well as the students who received the awards for their presentations:
Awards for Best of School
- Best of School of Science (Undergraduate) – Caleb Hudson: “Unraveling R44P: A SLC6A1 Variant Which Induces Childhood Epilepsy”
- Best of School of Science (Graduate) – Andrew Shirley: “Toxicity of native and invasive apple snail egg proteins on developing Xenopus laevis”
- Best of School of Human Services and Social Sciences (Undergraduate) – Kaitlyn Williams: “What’s Your Type? The comparison of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and the Howell Enneagram Test”
- Best of School of Human Services and Social Sciences (Graduate) – Brett Johnson: “Positive and Negative Aspects of the United States Social Security Program”
- Best of School of Arts and Humanities (Undergraduate) – Miranda Ivey: “Andy Warhol’s Influence in the American Pop Art Culture”
- Best of School of Arts and Humanities (Graduate) – Karine Parker: “How UI/UX Principles can be applied to non-traditional projects in an academic-centered environment”
- Best Paper (Undergraduate) – Olivia Sims: “A Discussion of the Guggenheims: The Links between the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao”
- Best Paper (Graduate) – Alex Rocco: “Battle of the Benthic: Comparing Aggression Differences Between a Native and Invasive Species”
- Best Poster (Undergraduate) – Shelby Harris: “The role of SLC6A1 Variant 468 C R in Myoclonic-Atonic Epilepsy and Autism”
- Best Poster (Graduate) – Emily Hamilton: “Generalist Practice With Individuals, Families, and Groups: Competency Implementation and Evaluation”
- Best Cover Design – Brooklee Mason: cover design selected for the printed Student Symposium program
- Best of Showcase – Melanie Spaulding: “Flora of Cleburne County, Alabama”
- Houston Cole Library Award for Research Excellence – Claire Behan: “The Burnout of Student Athletes”