Archives for April 2016

Winning becomes ‘an amazing feeling’ for first-time analysts

The Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Forum concluded April 28 with Wind Ensemble concert at Akin Auditorium — "Rhythm and Blue" — that included an approximately 20-minute awards intermission. During that intermission, undergraduates as well as graduates were awarded for either best … [Read more...]

Speaker: Challenge common wisdom through research

Pushing students to attack common wisdom through their research, the keynote speaker at the April 28 kickoff dinner also expressed the importance of undergraduate research.“If you address and attack the common wisdom it makes people uncomfortable, and research is one of the ways to do that,” … [Read more...]

Researchers develop parking app

In the corner of the atrium, five mechanical engineering students stood by their EURECA poster presentation: MSU Smart Parking System. As students and faculty stopped to learn about poster number 23, the well-dressed engineers eagerly explained their research, overpowering the fact that they had … [Read more...]

56 student recognized for work at research forum

Dillard College of Business AdministrationBest Oral Presentation1st Place  — Antecedents and Outcomes of Brand Loyalty | Keaton Dolan, Will Roland, Ashley Watts, Wadzanai Dzvurumi, and Liz Navarette (mentors: Thuy D. Nguyen) 2nd Place — Crude Oil: Effects of Deflated Oil Prices on the North Texas … [Read more...]

12 oral research presentations recognized

During  intermission at Thursday night's Wind Ensemble concert, Provost Betty Stewart and Vice President Robert Clark recognized 56 researchers from the Undergraduate Research and Creativity Forum, including researchers that presented 13 oral presentations.Wadzanai Dzvurumi, marketing senior, and … [Read more...]

Talks help improve speaking skills

The rooms were all too similar. Chairs lined up in neat rows facing the front. A blank screen. A tiny, underpowered and outdated computer. And an often-nervous speaker, one of 43 groups doing oral presentations at the Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Forum in Clark Student Center April … [Read more...]

Undergrads engage in research

As part of the growing undergraduate research program, students and faculty spend months researching new ideas or learning new approaches for old ideas. Along the way, they compete for thousands of dollars in prize money and present their projects at different forums worldwide.The fifth annual … [Read more...]

Men’s tennis beats rival Cameron, playoff dream not dead

The men's tennis team beat Cameron University 6-3, the team's Lone Star Conference rival, on April 20. With this Top 25 win, they were able to maintain their playoff chances.Dillon Pineda, biology freshman, said, "It felt great to win this. There had been struggles beating them in the past, so being … [Read more...]

Health center provides STD testing

Students who are looking to be tested for STDs can receive testing and treatment at the Vinson Health Center. The health center not only provides checkups, but also testing for STDs and safe-sex provisions.Keith Williamson, campus medical director, said, “It (STD) is not a slur on your character, or … [Read more...]

Softball beats Kingsville four game series 3-1, enters playoffs

Playoffs didn't look like a possibility for the softball team before April 22, but when the team won the series 3-1 against Texas A&M Kingsville, the low possibility turned into a guarantee.Since Saturday was Senior Day, the team's softball players were honored before the third game of the … [Read more...]