Lincoln Memorial University

Students Share Creative and Scholarly Works at LMU Research Day

lmuresearchdayHARROGATE, Tennessee, Jan. 16, 2019— Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) hosted the Third Annual Research Day April 12, at the Hamilton Math and Science Building on the LMU main campus in Harrogate, Tennessee, with 105 participants, 17 oral presentations and 58 poster presentations.


At the LMU Student Awards and Recognition Program April 16, the winning presenters received award certificates of achievement.


In undergraduate oral presentations, Haley Lawson of Whitesburg, Tennessee, placed first with “Dissolved organic carbon in surface and ground water systems in the Cumberland Gap National Historical Park.”  Aaron Young of Tazewell, Tennessee, “Commanding the general: the relationship of President Abraham Lincoln and General Winfield Scott during the crisis of disunion,” tied for second place with the team of Nathan Skinner of Corbin, Kentucky, and Daniel Hall of Morristown, Tennessee, “The effects of Lego building, adult coloring and watching nature documentaries of affect and physiological measures of stress.” 


In graduate oral presentations, Jonathan Millard of Johnson City, Tennessee, “Characteristics of lumbar plexus for application to lateral approaches to spine surgery,” and Kristy Hutson of Knoxville, Tennessee, “Criterion-based considerations of racial imbalances in middle school honors courses,” tied for first place. Cathleen Poole of West Lafayette, Indiana, “Evaluation of post-op castration comparing different surgical methods and different levels of castration experience,” placed second.


Among undergraduate poster presentations, Chase Johnson of Church Hill, Tennessee, “Meta analysis of anterior cruciate ligament surgical repair techniques and success rate,” placed first with Maika Atwell of Ceres Virginia, “Effectiveness of a combination of hydrotherapy and NSAIDs compared to NSAIDs alone on owner perceived pain and mobility in canines with TPLO surgery,” and Anna Cooksey of Thompsons Station, Tennessee, “General practitioners’ knowledge of and attitudes towards human animal bond and its effects on clinical practices,” tied for second.


Graduate poster presentations winners were Chelsea Palladino of Valatie, New York, “Bovine fetal growth parameters in black angus cattle,” in first place and Kayla Grau of Geneva, Ohio, “The effects of zinc supplementation on the in vitro maturation and fertilization of bovine oocytes,” placed second.


Ariana Greer of Middlesboro, Kentucky, with her short story, “Appalachia: angels and spirits,” placed first in artistic expression.


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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