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TAMIU Student Research Impresses at Annual Pathways Symposium Posted: 12/14/16

TAMIU Student Research Impresses at Annual Pathways Symposium

 

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TAMIU student earned top awards at the Pathways Symposium  

Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) students earned 13 awards at The Texas A&M University System’s 13th Annual Pathways Student Research Symposium held recently at Prairie View A&M University.

Dr. Jennifer Coronado, TAMIU Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, said Symposium participation offers TAMIU students the opportunity to present their research and engage in scholarly dialogue. 74 students participated, traveling by bus to Prairie View.

Symposium participants compete in separate categories for undergraduate, master's and doctoral level research. At Pathways, students present research in a poster or oral format, while interacting and discussing research with faculty, judges, and others. Students also have a chance to network within the larger Texas A&M University System community. 

“Our students competed impressively and represented TAMIU and Laredo admirably, placing as both Distinguished Overall Winners and Discipline Winners. Students’ continued academic and eventual career journeys were truly reinforced,” Dr. Coronado explained.

She noted TAMIU has an undergraduate focus on research collaborations with faculty members through its Quality Enhancement Plan:  ACT on IDEAS (Applied Critical Thinking as Expressed through Undergraduate Research.) 

“In addition to providing remarkable learning experiences, this helps to prepare students for research competitions like Pathways. Our students’ performance is a strong indicator of the program’s strategic importance,” she observed.

Distinguished Overall Winners

Categories, Awards received by students and TAMIU faculty mentors included:

Undergraduate, Oral Presentations, Second Place:  Rolando Villanueva, “Wearable Multifunctional Soft-Robotic Actuators;” Dr. Deepak Ganta.

Master’s, Poster Presentations, Second Place:  Edwin Rodríguez, “The Impact of a Culturally Responsive Mental Health Presentation in a U.S.-México Bordertown Community;” Dr. Marcus Ynalvez.

Master’s, Oral Presentations, Second Place: Osvaldo García, “An Exploration of Important Electronic Music Instruments and Technology used in the Development of Electronically Enhanced Modern Music for the 21st Century;” Dr. Tonya Huber.

 

TAMIU Discipline Winners

Categories, Awards received by students and TAMIU faculty mentors included:

Undergraduate Poster Presentations, Social Sciences, First Place: Seven Flores, “An Eye-Tracking Examination of Male Attractiveness by Conceptive Risk Females;” Ray Garza.

Undergraduate Poster Presentations, Business, Second Place: Edgar Villarreal, “Factors that Affect Economic Growth;” Dr. George Clarke.

Undergraduate Poster Presentations, Education, Second Place: Andrea Fuentes, “Eardrum Reflectance/Resonance Clinical Application;” Dr. Sumalai Marooroge.

Undergraduate Oral Presentations, Engineering or Computer Science, First Place: Rolando Villanueva, “Wearable Multifunctional Soft-Robotic Actuators;” Dr. Deepak Ganta.

Masters Poster Presentations, Social Sciences, First Place: Edwin Rodríguez, “The Impact of a Culturally Responsive Mental Health Presentation in a U.S.-México Bordertown Community;” Dr. Marcus Ynalvez.

Masters Poster Presentations, Education, Second Place: Elizabeth San Miguel, “Empowering ELL Struggling Readers: Research-based Strategies in the Transition;” Dr. Xuesong Wang.

Masters Oral Presentations, Education, First Place: Osvaldo García, “An Exploration of Important Electronic Music Instruments and Technology used in the Development of Electronically Enhanced Modern Music for the 21st Century;” Dr. Tonya Huber.

Masters Oral Presentations, Life Sciences, First Place: Irma Maldonado, “Phytochemical Evaluation of C. farinosum and C. igneiflorum Extracts for Bactericidal Properties through the Disk Diffusion Assay;” Dr. Alfred Addo-Mensah.

Masters Oral Presentations, Social Sciences, Second Place: Ana Luisa Ramírez, “Work Life Experiences of Medical Practitioners in the Border Region of Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas;” Dr. Ariadne González.

Doctoral Poster Presentations, Business, First Place: Efrain Medina, “Goodwill or Hidden Reasons:  Why Firms Operate in Developing Countries;” Dr. Jacqueline Mayfield.

For additional information about student research and participation in future Pathways Symposiums, contact Dr. Coronado at 956.326.3060.

The 2017 Pathways Student Research Symposium will be held at Tarleton State University.  In  2018, the Symposium will come to Texas A&M International University.

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TAMIU's focus on student research through ACT on IDEAs is helping students succeed in research competitions like the Pathways Symposium.