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LMU Hosts Blue Ridge Undergraduate Research Conference

Blue Ridge Research Conference 2019

 

HARROGATE, Tennessee, April 10, 2019—Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) hosted the 26th Annual Blue Ridge Undergraduate Research Conference April 5, at the Hamilton Math and Science Building on the LMU main campus in Harrogate, Tennessee.

 

Undergraduate students from LMU, Lee University, Bluefield College, Ohio Valley University, King University, Union College, Warren Wilson College and the University of Virginia at Wise participated in oral presentations and poster exhibitions covering arts, humanities, language, psychology and natural life sciences. The conference was open to any undergraduate student to present their creative or scholarly works.

 

“It was an excellent opportunity for undergraduates to participate in,” said Dr. Martin Sellers, dean of the Paul V. Hamilton School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. “I attended two panel discussions and reviewed numerous posters. Though the content of the panels and posters was of the highest quality, the conference is more about students living through an academic experiences that will shape their lives.”

 

Winners for oral presentations include Savannah Christie of LMU (first place in natural life sciences), Autumn Silva of LMU (second place in natural life sciences) and Michelle Russell of LMU (third place in natural life sciences), Chad Saucier of University of Virginia at Wise (first place in arts, humanities and language), Lauren Vosler of Lee University (second place in arts, humanities and language), Aaron Young of LMU (third place in arts, humanities and language), Blair Dean of LMU (first place in psychology), Shelby Cook of King University (second place in psychology) and Carrie Woodard of Lee University (third place in psychology).

 

Winners for poster presentations include Haley Lawson of LMU (first place in natural life sciences),  Alexa Pierson of Lee University (second place in natural life sciences), Catherine Crumley of LMU (third place in natural life sciences, Ariana Greer of LMU (first place in arts, humanities and language), Jake Tuchmann of LMU (second place, arts, humanities and language), Brandi Ellis of Union College (third place, arts, humanities and language), Pamela Stewart of Union College (first place in psychology), Carla Delgado of Union College (second place in psychology) and Mackenzie House and Anna Isaacs of Union College (third place in psychology).

 

The event steering committee was composed of LMU faculty and staff from across all disciplines including Dr. Jacqueline Black, assistant professor of criminal justice and director of the Master of Science of Criminal Justice Online Program; Layton Byrd, administrative assistant for the Paul V. Hamilton School Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Dr. John Grove, assistant professor of political science; Carolyn Gulley, executive director of the Office of Grants and Sponsored Programs; Dr. Julie Hall, associate professor of biology; Melissa Miracle, post award grants manager; Dr. Adam W. Rollins, dean of the School of Mathematics and Sciences; Dr. Martin Sellers, dean of the Paul V. Hamilton School of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences; Faythe Thurman, access services librarian; Dr. Michael Toomey, chair of humanities and fine arts and professor of history; Jennifer Watson, special assistant to the dean of the School of Mathematics and Sciences.

 

LMU will be hosting the Blue Ridge Undergraduate Research Conference in April 2020.

 

Lincoln Memorial University is a values-based learning community dedicated to providing educational experiences in the liberal arts and professional studies.  The main campus is located in Harrogate, Tennessee. For more information about the undergraduate and graduate programs available at LMU, contact the Office of Admissions at 423.869.6280 or email at [email protected].

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