Tarleton State University’s Honors College highlights student research during Honors Week, April 11-13, with research presentations each day at 3 p.m.

Honors Week research presentations take place in Centennial Hall’s Honors Multipurpose Room and are open to the public. Seniors enrolled in Tarleton’s Honors College will present their research on topics ranging from rural food insecurity to stigmas and stereotypes associated with schizophrenia.

“Each year in April, Honors Week celebrates the achievements of students who participate in the Honors College, with special attention on graduating seniors,” said Dr. Craig Clifford, director of Tarleton’s Honors College. “This week, the Presidential Honors Scholars will present the results of the research they have done for their senior research project. Working with a faculty member in their major, Presidential Honors Scholars complete a research project that provides a capstone experience.”

Following is a schedule of senior research presenters and topics beginning at 3 p.m.each day:

Monday, April 11

• Cody Earp (Chemistry): Determination of Hydrogen Bonding Acidity Values and Distribution Coefficients for Flavonoids with Multiple Hydroxyl Substituents

• Jennifer Hayes (Interdisciplinary Studies): The De-Pathologization of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students

• Ashley Hession (Kinesiology): A Peek into the Mentality of American Football

• Russell King (Computer Science): The Limits of Computing in Cyberwar: A Technical and Philosophical Analysis

Tuesday, April 12

• Kelly Annestrand (Social Work): Influence of Socioeconomic Factors on Rural Food Insecurity

• Abigail Fesmire (Nursing): Factors Affecting the Success of Students in a Rural Nursing Program

• Christopher Marble (Physics/Math):  PYTHIA Simulation Study of Direct-Photon- and π0-Triggered Jet Yields for 200 GeV Proton-Proton Collisions

Wednesday, April 13

• Taylor Craig (Communications): Aphrodisiacs and Arousal

• Brandi Fleming (Psychology): Stigmas and Stereotypes Associated with Schizophrenia

• Kristen Gray (Accounting): Financial Accounting from an Intern’s Perspective

• Erica Laborde (Biomedical Science): The Evolution and Significance of Mammalian Sleep

• Arianna Smith (Animal Science): Factors Affecting Body Condition Score on Exotic Hoofstock Species

Honors Week includes a ceremony and reception to recognize the graduating seniors. The president, provost, and Honors College director present each student with a certificate of completion and a special stole to wear at graduation.