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MSU students win awards at KAS annual meeting

Morehead State University graduate and undergraduate students recently won awards at the Kentucky Academy of Science's annual meeting, which took place November 13-14 at Northern Kentucky University.

Undergraduate Paper and Poster Presentation student winners were:

Computer and Information Sciences
• 1st: Joshua Bradley
• 3rd: Christopher Estes

Mathematics
• 2nd: Amir Ahmadi
• Poster Award: Bradley Schneider

Physics and Astronomy
• Poster Award: Tabitha Aldridge

Ecology and Environmental Science
• Poster Award: Susan Brown

Microbiology
• 1st: Tyler Elam

Psychology
• 2nd Poster: Lauren May
• 3rd Poster (tie): Jeffrey Dobson


Graduate Research Competition student winners were:

Psychology
• 1st: Jacquelyn Lile
• 2nd: Nicolette Lowe
• 3rd: Nicholas Rudd

Engineering
• 3rd: Sanjeev Adhikari

The following is a list of presentations at KAS involving MSU faculty and/or students (underlined):

ORAL PRESENTATIONS

BOTANY

Epiphyllous bryophytes in the Appalachian Plateau of Kentucky and Tennessee
Allen C. Risk - Morehead State University, Channing Richardson - Oklahoma State University, Paul G. Davison - University of North Alabama

The partitioning of vascular plant diversity in a sandstone gorge in eastern Kentucky: a mesohabitat approach
Allen C. Risk - Morehead State University

Plant biodiversity surrogacy: a case study from a sandstone gorge ecosystem in eastern Kentucky
Allen C. Risk - Morehead State University

COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES

Hierarchical Certification in Sensor Networks
Biswajit Panja -Morehead State University

Intrusion Detection in Wireless Mobile Networks
Christopher Estes - Morehead State University, Sherif Rashad - Morehead State University

Facial Recognition in a Real Time Human Computer Interaction Application
James Gibbs - Morehead State University, Sherif Rashad - Morehead State University

Mobile Data Mining Algorithms for Prediction of Mobile Nodes in Wireless Networks
Joshua Bradley - Morehead State University, Sherif Rashad - Morehead State University

ENGINEERING

Importance of civil engineering material class to the construction management students
Sanjeev Adhikari - Morehead State University

Kentucky Space High Altitude Balloon Mission to Gather Tropospheric Comet Dust
Marc Beck - University of Louisville, Clay Graves - Morehead State University, Nathan Fite - Morehead State University, Brandon Molton - Morehead State University, Katie Brown - Morehead State University, Jonathan Fitzpatrick - Morehead State University, Dr. Benjamin Malphrus - Morehead State University, Zach Jacobs - University of Kentucky

GEOGRAPHY

Assessing Forest Response to Ice Storm Damage Using Multitemporal Landsat Imagery
Christi McMichael - Morehead State University

Placenames in Kentucky
Steven Parkansky - Morehead State University

MATHEMATICS

Graphs with Disjoint Dominating Sets and Identifying Codes
R. Duane Skaggs - Morehead State University

Centrosymmetric solutions to the n + k queens problem
R. Douglas Chatham - Morehead State University, Maureen Doyle - Northern Kentucky University, Robert J. Jeffers - Northern Kentucky University, Walter Kosters - Universiteit Leiden, Jeffrey Ward - Northern Kentucky University

Economic Optimization with Mathematica: Lagrangian Multiplier Method
Amir Ahmadi - Morehead State University

College Algebra Redesign Project at MSU
Julie Lang - Morehead State University

MICROBIOLOGY

Diverse capacities for DNA damage responses across the genus Acinetobacter
Tyler J. Elam - Morehead State University, Janelle M. Hare - Morehead State University

PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY

Atmospheric and Technological Exploration with the POPACS Satellite
Nathan D. Fite - Morehead State University, Dr. Benjamin Malphrus - Morehead State University, Gil Moore - Utah State University and United States Air Force Academy, Walter Holemans - Space Dynamics Laboratory, Dr. Adam Huang - , BobTwiggs - Morehead State University , Jeff Kruth - Morehead State University

High Altitude Comet Dust Collection Experiment
Daniel C. Graves - Morehead State University, Dr. Benjamin K. Malphrus - Morehead State University, Brandon L. Molten - Morehead State University, Marc B. Beck - University of Louisville, Zach A. Jacobs - University of Kentucky

An Observation of the Galactic Supernova Remnant G352.7-0.1 with the Chandra X-ray Observatory
Thomas Pannuti - Morehead State University, Tiffany Murray - Morehead State University

Metamaterials: Perfect Absorber
Daniel E Benton - Morehead State University, Dr. Willie Padilla - Boston College

PHYSIOLOGY AND BIOCHEMISTRY

Effect of rho kinase inhibition alpha-actin, beta-actin, myosin remodeling in the contracting A7r5 smooth muscle cell
William R. Hankinson - Morehead State University, Suzette Pike - Morehead State University, Josie M. Maione - Morehead State University, Michael E. Fultz - Morehead State University

Reduction of copper by Bisphenol A and the potential for DNA damage
Logan Murphy - Morehead State University, David Saxon - Morehead State University

PSYCHOLOGY

"A Headache is a Hot Poker in Your Brain Matter" Metaphoric Production about Health Experiences in Adults
Nicholas Rudd - Morehead State University, Alena Hromish - Morehead State University, Caitlin Linepensil - Morehead State University, Lynn Haller - Morehead State University

The Reliability and Validity of the Adult Knowledge of Attention Deficit Disorders Scales
Julia Dahmane - Morehead State University, Dr. Sean P. Reilley - Morehead State University

The Apple Doesn't Fall Far From the Tree. Insightfulness and the transmission of attachment between parent and child.
Sexton, Paula - Morehead State University, Fugate, Katelyn - Morehead State University, Vetter, Stacey - Morehead State University, Kidwell, Shari - Morehead State University

The Internal Working Model: How parents' behavior may influence children's perceptions of relationships.
Jacquelyn Lile - Morehead State University, Britney Maynard - Morehead State University, Shari L. Kidwell - Morehead State University

Attachment and children's emotion regulation skills
Nicolette Lowe - Morehead State University, Chelsea Baker - Morehead State University, David Turner - Morehead State University, Shari L. Kidwell - Morehead State University

The Impact of Studying AD/HD Diagnostic Criteria and Case Histories on Successful Malingering on the Adult AD/HD Self- Report Scale-vs.1.1.
Katherin Austin - Morehead State University, Amy Kiser - Morehead State University, Leah Smith - Morehead State University

"Causal" amphetamine administration and changes in stimulant- and withdrawal-related activity in rats.
Devin R. Gibbs - Morehead State University, Wesley White - Morehead State University

The Ability of the CAT-A to Detect Malingered Current AD/HD Symptoms in Adults With and Without Enhanced AD/HD Knowledge.
Medina Jackson - Morehead State University, Dr. Sean P. Reilley - Morehead State University

Preliminary Evaluation of the Detection of Malingered Childhood AD/HD Symptoms in Adults on the CAT-A.
Kelly D. Gruber - Morehead State University, Nora Weyh - Morehead State University, Dr. Sean P. Reilley - Morehead State University

Repeated Exposure to Psychostimulants on Appetitive Behavior.
Steven Osborne - Morehead State University, David Book - Morehead State University, Nicholas Holt - Morehead State University, Lauren May - Morehead State University, Ilsun M. White - Morehead State University

SCIENCE EDUCATION

Undergraduate Fellowship Program at Morehead State University: Impact Assessment
Wilson Gonzalez-Espada - Morehead State University

What science majors want in a career? Can school science teaching offer it?
Wilson Gonzalez-Espada - Morehead State University


POSTER PRESENTATIONS

AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES

A Two-year Evaluation of Disease Susceptability and Fruit Yield of Selected Heirloom and Hybrid Cultivars of Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum).
Joshua Riggsby - Morehead State University, Jennifer Harman - Morehead State University, Brent Rogers - Morehead State University, Debbie Johnson - Morehead State University

Using ulstasound as a quantitative tool to assess body condition score in Quarter and Thoroughbred horses.
Lauren Melzer - Morehead State University, Alecia Raymer - Morehead State University, Niki Wheeler - Morehead State University, Judy Willard - Morehead State University, Troy Wistuba - Morehead State University, Phil Prater - Morehead State University, Broc Sandelin - California State Polytechnic University – Pomona


ENGINEERING

KySat-1: A Test-Bed for Small Satellite Technology.
Daniel Erb - University of Kentucky, Dr. James Lumpp - University of Kentucky, Dr. Benjamin Malphrus - Morehead State University

ECOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

Nutrient Limitations in Low Alkalinity, Low Nutrient, Eagle Lake Reservoir, Rowan Co., KY
Susan R. Brown - Morehead State University, Brian C. Reeder - Morehead State University


MATHEMATICS

e-Statistics: Teaching Without a Physical Textbook.
Bradley A. Schneider - Morehead State University, Dr. Lloyd R. Jaisingh - Morehead State University


MICROBIOLOGY

Strategies for Identification of Polyhydroxyalkanoate Inclusion Proteins.
Tiffany Stacy - Morehead State University, Jacob Jordan - Morehead State University, Lynn Eisenhour - Morehead State University, Douglas Dennis - Morehead State University

PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY

Using Commercial Digital Cameras to Document Night Sky Brightness in Morehead, KY.
James Kevin Adkins - Morehead State University, Jennifer Birriel - Morehead State University

A multi wavelength (X-ray, optical, and radio) survey for supernova remnants in nearby galaxies M101 and NGC4258.
Tabitha Aldridge - Morehead State University, Doug Staggs - Morehead State University, Thomas Pannuti - Morehead State University

Development of an online INSPIRE VLF-3 receiver at Morehead State University.
Douglas Haase - Morehead State University, Jennifer Birriel - Morehead State University


PSYCHOLOGY

Differential Effects of Physiological Stress and Cortisol on Simple Learning.
Jeffery Dobson - Morehead State University, Ilsun White - Morehead State University

A Time Course of Methamphetamine (METH) Effects on Food Consumption and Interaction With an Object.
Amanda Adkins - Morehead State University, Chelsea Baker - Morehead State University, Nora Weyh - Morehead State University

The Effects of Cognitive Defusion vs Restructuring on Distress.
Jared Dillow - Morehead State University, J T Blackledge - Morehead State University

Impact of Multiple AD/HD Case Studies on Malingering.
Tina Ward - Morehead State University, Medina Jackson - Morehead State University, Jonathan Rakes - Morehead State University, Dr. Sean Reilley - Morehead State University

The Bulls-Eye Value Survey on Value Based Living: An Examination of Validity.
Cory Ruffing - Morehead State University, Cassiah Winkle - Morehead State University, Zach Goble - Morehead State University, Jared Dillow - Morehead State University, Jennifer Taylor - Morehead State University, J.T. Blackledge - Morehead State University

Dissociation between Priming and Regonition of Facial Expressions.
David Book - Morehead State University, Steven Osborne - Morehead State University, Ilsun White - Morehead State University

Acute Effects of MDMA (Ecstasy) on Simple Learning and Social Interaction in Rats.
Lauren May - Morehead State University, Katherine Ledger - Morehead State University, Alyssa Addison - Morehead State University, Shayla Miller - Morehead State University, Dr. Ilsun M. White - Morehead State University

The Big Five: Relations with behavioral approach, inhibition and interpersonal problems.
Keri Burge - Morehead State University, Katie Grigsby - Morehead State University, Alyssa Addison - Morehead State University, Dr. David Olson - Morehead State University