Eleven FACS undergraduate students presented original research projects at the annual spring symposium hosted by the University of Georgia’s Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities on April 1 at The Classic Center.
Six of the students who presented work were from the textiles, merchandising and interiors department.
TMI faculty member Dr. Katalin Medvedev and department head Dr. Patti Hunt-Hurst served as mentors.
“We’re so proud of these students,” Hunt-Hurst said. “As a college, we stress research and are excited to assist our undergraduates pursue meaningful work in their fields. The papers were all very impressive.”
TMI students who presented were Anne Fernandez, The Evolution of the Little Black Dress; Lindsay Nation, The DIY Phenomenon: Why we ‘Do it Ourselves.’; Nancy Satola, Lesbian Dress: Recognizing and Being Recognized; Devon Sprague, Native American Traditional Dress: Drawing the Line Between Celebrating a Culture and Making a Mockery of It; Mallory Cox, Ta-tas or Not: The Needs of Female Breast Cancer Survivors will not be Forgotten; and Molly Dodd, Grace Kelly: Femininity in Film.
Four FDN students presented. They are: Kathleen Norris, mentored by Dr. Art Grider, on Proteomic Analysis of Erythrocyte Ghosts: The Effects of Zinc Supplementation; Andrea Lobene, mentored by Dr. Rick Lewis, on “The Relationship Between Zinc and Bone Strength in Children”; Courtney Alvis, mentored by Dr. Hea Jin Park (pictured above), on the Effect of Folate on Lipid Accumulation and Proliferation in Human Primary Adipocytes; and Meagan Patterson, mentored by Dr. Dorothy Hausman, on Association Between Body Composition and Serum Folate Concentrations in Women of Childbearing Age: Secondary Analysis Across Three Studies.
Alvis is pursuing a minor in nutrition science and human development and family science.
Lauren Head, a student in human development and family science, presented her project called Differences in Cohabiting vs. Non-cohabiting Couples Who Participated in Premarital Education. Her mentor was Dr. Ted Futris.
Anthony Reyna, a student of professor Brenda Cude in the FHCE department, presented his research, College Credit Experience and Financial Literacy. After evaluating 385 college seniors’ credit reports, he concluded that there is no correlation between students’ financial knowledge and how much of their available credit they use.
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