A total of 18 students in the McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program at Sul Ross State University presented their research at the Tafoya Research Symposium in Alpine last month.
Several students have presented at conferences around the nation or will present in the coming months.
Jake Spurlock, Jacqueline Martines and Ashley Maldonado presented at the Mokane Heartland conference in Kansas City, Mo. Spurlock will also present at the 109th National Communications Association Convention in National Harbor, Maryland, along with his mentor, Dr. Joseph Velasco.
Tina Neufeld attended the 2023 Texas Groundwater Summit in San Antonio with her mentor, Dr. Kevin Urbanczyk, and will present her research at the Geological Society of America’s Conference in Pittsburgh.
Brooke Manuel will present her research at the Fall National College Media Conference in Atlanta.
Daniel Clifton’s research was recently published as a brief report by Animal Genetics, along with his mentors, Dr. Laura Patterson Rosa and Dr. Jamie Boyd.
Research topics, students and their mentors are listed below:
“Analyzing the cognitively demanding and context-reduced language barriers among immigrant Spanish speaking students at an English-speaking university,” Keyla Alvarado and Dr. Alicia Trotman (mentor).
“Using Photo Voice to Investigate Sources of Failure Among High Achieving Female Latino Undergraduates Students,” Yolanda Rey Carlos and Dr. Alicia Trotman (mentor).
“The 2008 Murder Case: Is There a Theory of the case by Mr. Baez?” Saul Barrientes and Dr. Ismail Gunez (mentor).
Agriculture and Industry
“Using Genetics to Trace the Ancestry and “Breed-Type” of Rescue Horses.” Daniel Clifton and Dr. Laura Patterson Rosa (mentor).
“Hoof Care in Neglected Horses: Evaluating Locomotion Changes,” Nicolas Hinojosa and Dr. Laura Patterson Rosa (mentor).
“Impact of Exercise on Blood Metabolites & Health Parameters During Reconditioning Emaciated Stock- Type Horses,” Ashley Maldonado and Dr. Jamie Boyd (mentor).
“Effects of Total Equine™ on NDF and ADF Cecal Digestibility of Bermuda Grass in Recovery Horses Using the Daisy System,” Janette Martinez, Jacqueline Martines and Dr. Jamie Boyd (mentor).
“Cost-Effectiveness: Comparisons of Two Diets on Recovery of Malnourished Rescue Horses,” Nathan Parrinello and Dr. Hugo Santos (mentor).
“Association of Weight Gain to Fat and Muscle Deposition During Recovery of Malnourished Rescue Horses,” Caiely Saenz and Dr. Laura Patterson Rosa (mentor).
“Abundance and Diversity of Anurans Between Two Anthropogenic Wetland Habitats on Sul Ross Property,” Sarah Jane Gilbert and Dr. Thornton Larson (mentor).
“America’s Shame: The Silent Tragedy of Indigenous Women,” Brooke Manuel and Sidney Balman Jr. (mentor).
“Trends in the Baseline Health Status of College Students in a Rural Division III University,” Camryn Medina and Dr. Shannon Moody (mentor).
“Nutrition and the menstrual cycle and how women are using specific nutrient planning to better navigate their menstrual cycle,” Jimena Proano and Mary Powers (mentor).
“Estimating the Impact of Ecotourism on Groundwater Resources in the Big Bend Region,” Tina Neufeld and Dr. Kevin Urbanczyk (mentor).
“Fit for College: An Exploration of Student Athlete Academics, Wellbeing, and Motivation,” Ventura Peralez and Dr. Joseph Velasco (mentor).
“Family Communication Patterns and Attachment Styles Impact on Adult Romantic Relationships,” Jake Spurlock and Dr. Joseph Velasco (mentor).
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