Dr. Luke Jacobus | Assistant professor of biology (Nashville)
2. CREATIVITY & MOOD DISORDERS: AN ASSESSMENT OF THE EFFICACY OF CREATING THINKING IN REDUCING ANXIETY
This study is designed to confirm the results of previous studies showing a relationship between mood disorders and high creative thinking scores. It is also designed to measure the effects of creative thinking on anxiety.
Lloyd Dobbins | English and psychology double majors (Columbus)
Dr. Mark Jaime | Assistant professor of psychology (City)
3. LOCAL SPORTS TOURISM PROGRAMS: A METHODOLOGY FOR ESTIMATING ECONOMIC IMPACT USING EXISTING EMPIRICAL STUDIES
Research studies have consistently shown that sporting events can generate a positive economic impact to the host community. Typically, their economic impact is estimated event-by-event, using extensive surveys of each sporting event, but this is not always practical or even feasible for small communities. This project developed a model for economic impact estimation of an annual sports program not requiring event-specific surveys.
Kayla Marie Freeman | Business major with concentrations in finance and accounting and minor in mathematics (Westport)
Dr. Ryan Brewer | Assistant professor of finance (Columbus)
4. IMPACT ON STUDENT SELF-EFFICACY IN MATHEMATICS USING LEGO© MINDSTORM ROBOTS
To determine whether using technology with student-centered inquiry enhances the development of conceptual learning among middle school students and whether such inquiry has a measurable impact on the student’s self-efficacy in mathematics. Using the principles of Universal Design for Learning as my framework, the project will incorporate LEGO© Mindstorm Robots in student-centered inquiry into EV3 design engineering projects to meaningfully merge science instruction with deliberate support for content-specific mathematics acquisition. The student researcher presented this project in January at the annual meeting of the Association of Science Teacher Educators in San Antonio.
Davida Harden | Elementary education major with concentration in middle school mathematics (Columbus)