Student Winners in TAMIU Academic Conference Named
Posted: 5/17/12

Winners for Bruni Vergara & Benavides Z
Academic Conference at TAMIU Named

The student winners in Texas A&M International University’s Fourth Annual Lamar Bruni Vergara and Guillermo Benavides Z. Academic Conference have been named.

The 2012 Conference was held April 19-20.  It provides TAMIU students with an opportunity to present academic research or full-fledged original scholarship, art and performances to the TAMIU community. It offers recognition of the excellent research and scholarship of TAMIU undergraduate and graduate students, and awards cash prizes for best presentations in various disciplines. TAMIU faculty judge the annual event.

Receiving the Grand Prize in the Graduate Studies Division was Carlos R. Dostal for his presentation “Neuronal IEG Expression during Transitions between Parental Care Roles.”

Other Graduate Studies prize recipients were:

ARTS AND HUMANITIES

1st - Alejandra C. Márquez, “La Representación de los Moros en el Mío Cid y el Poema de Fernán González.”

2nd - Zelideh López Salles, “La Influencia Religiosa en el Poema de Fernán González.”

BUSINESS

1st - Avinash Venna and Induja Rompicherla, “An Interactive Web-based Virtual Teaching Assistant System.”

EDUCATION

1st - John Praska, “Teaching around the World.”

2nd - Analia X. Fuentes, “Connecting Socio-Economic Status to the Performance of High School Students in Reading and Math.”

MATH, COMPUTER AND ENGINEERING

1st - Sofia C. Maldonado, “New Classroom Propulsion Demonstrator.”

2nd - Juan Arellano, “Warning of a Plausible Collapse of Contemporary Mathematics.”

HEALTH AND LIFE SCIENCES

1st - Carlos R. Dostal, “Neuronal IEG Expression during Transitions between Parental Care Roles.”

2nd - Selinda Martínez, “Localization of Prostaglandin F2α Receptor in the Brain of Cichlid Fishes.”

SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES

1st - Elizabeth D. Ramírez, “The Modern Day Socialite: The Implication of Facebook on Social Interaction.”

2nd - Nastaran Barari, “Cosmopolitanism in American Border Cities: How Does Cosmopolitan Orientation Change Political Behavior?”

Awarded Grand Prizes in the Undergraduate Studies Division were Iris A. Santos for her “Preventing Nosocomial Infections Through Awareness” and Graciela Martínez for  “Lived Experiences of Mexican-American Parents on their Child’s Major Surgical Procedure.”

Other Undergraduate Studies prize recipients were:

ARTS AND HUMANITIES

1st - Roy J. Gonzales, Jr., “From Romantic to Natural: A Shifting Perspective of the Environment.”

2nd - Devenny Lupear, “Mother Knows Best: Patriarchal Defiance in Rachel Carson's Silent Spring.”

BUSINESS

1st - Nohemi Basurto, “Pros and Cons of Information Technology in the Corporate World of Finance.”

2nd - Edwin Torres, Lynette Barrera, Roberto Maldonado, “Credit Unions.”

EDUCATION

1st - Lisa A. Arredondo, “Mathematics  Education in East Asia vs. Western Countries.”

2nd - Laura V. Aguilar, “Importance of Parental Involvement in Schools.”

MATH, COMPUTERS AND ENGINEERING

1st - Luís Duarte, “Ozone Water Treatment: An Alternative Solution for the United States.”

2nd - Adriana de la Cruz, Jorge A. Muñoz, “The Works of an Engine: The Otto Cycle.

2nd - Armando Molina, “Logistic Regression Models for Binary Output Data.”

HEALTH AND LIFE SCIENCES

1st - Iris A. Santos, “Preventing Nosocomial Infections Through Awareness.”

1st - Graciela Martínez, “Lived Experiences of Mexican-American Parents on their Child’s Major Surgical Procedure.”

2nd - Benjamin Morales, “Cardiac Rehabilitation.”

SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES

1st - Raúl A. Ramos, “Media Desensitization: A Gateway to Violence.”

2nd - Nidia Yáñez, “An Analysis of El Mañana’s Online Agenda.”

PHYSICAL SCIENCES

1st - Amanda M. Garza, Marty Reyes, “Water Distribution in Human Cortical Bone by Nuclear Magnetic Resonance.”

2nd - Philippe Quach, “Superconductivity.”

Visit an online gallery of photos from the 2012 Conference here:  http://on.fb.me/L7eqDG

For additional information on the 2013 Lamar Bruni Vergara and Guillermo Benavides Z. Academic Conference, contact the TAMIU Office of Graduate Studies and Research at 956.326.3026, email lbvconference@tamiu.edu or visit offices located in the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library, room 326.


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