Trevecca Students Earn Invitations to Present Projects at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR)

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Trevecca students conduct research with a microscope.

Thirteen undergraduate Trevecca students were accepted to present their work at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR). The NCUR celebrates the achievements of students across the country and promotes exemplary scholarship during the annual event. 

From April 13-15, the students convened the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire to present their findings on a range of topics related to their respective academic fields. This national event welcomed more than 4,000 students from around the country. Potential presenters submitted abstracts at the end of the 2021-2022 academic year to be evaluated by professors, analysts and researchers who could approve or deny each proposal. All Trevecca students who applied to present were accepted. 

The group was led by Dr. Sam Green, Trevecca’s director of undergraduate research. Since 2016, he has accompanied a group of students to NCUR to present, and he recognizes how remarkable this year is. 

“It is pretty special to have this many students presenting because of how small a college we are. Thirteen students is a really big deal,” said Green. “Anytime students have the opportunity to present on what they are passionate about, it builds confidence and opens doors of exploration.” 

The following students represented Trevecca by sharing their research at the conference:

  • Alex Webster and Tracy Roy - "Compression and Contact of The Glenohumeral joint; a Cadaveric Study Comparing Angles of Internal and External Rotation"
  • Jose Carrascal-Saenz, Alayna Johnson and Juana Rodriguez Trulillo - "Investigating the Relationship between Academic Stress, Trait Self-Control, and Compulsive Behaviors in College Students"
  • Kristy Lawrence - "Social Connectedness and its Association with Mood, Resilience and Well-Being in College Students"  
  • Karris Anastasio and Tracy Roy - "Quantitative Analysis of Nicotine in Electronic Cigarettes"
  • Karleen Schmutz and Dylan Guardo - "The Relationship Between Mindfulness, Directed Coping and Perceived Stress"  
  • Marissa Hamilton and Karris Anastasio - "Relationships Between Insomnia, Stress, and Perceived Daytime Impairment"  
  • Brooke Benson and Taylor Rickey - "Mindfulness Skills, Emotional Regulation, and Coping Mechanisms as Predictors of Academic Success and Wellbeing"  
  • Taegen Gann - "Immigrant Communities in the Urban Reconstruction Era South”

The NCUR was started in 1987 at the University of North Carolina at Asheville to celebrate and promote the importance of undergraduate research and improve undergraduate education, a mission embraced by Trevecca.