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2019 Honors Conference Schedule

Below is the schedule for the 2019 OTC Honors Conference

NKM 102

Dirty Jobs Aren’t Dirty: Overcoming the Blue Collar Stigma in Missouri
Sarah Buxton (Drury)

NKM 103

A Brief Overview of the Socio-Economic Impact of NAFTA and USMCA
Caleb Alexander (MSU)

NKM 105

The Alzheimer’s Mind on Music
Ilene Adair (SBU)

NKM 109

Public Speaking When You’re Anxious
Amber Johns (OTC)

NKM 113

My Son he Shall Be: Adoption in ANE Contracts and the Bible
Isabela Schwarz (SBU)

NKM 121

The Ultimate Guide to Time Travel
Lauren Mansker (OTC)

NKM 102

Role of SLC2A10, FBLN5, and ELN in Tortuous Arteries
Haroldo Hernandez (MSSU)

NKM 103

The Great Salvador Dali Artist, Oddball, Genius
Sarah Kate Fortna (SBU)

NKM 105

Tax Implications of Bitcoin Transactions
Savannah McCauley (Drury)

NKM 109

Sowing the Seeds of Agricultural Education
Kassidy Fletcher, Mattie Haynes, Hannah Jenkins, & Amber Oerly (NEO A&M)

NKM 113

Crisis Management
Hyo Kim (OTC)

NKM 121

Space and its Effects on Life
Katharine Vine (OTC)

NKM 102

Does Anarchism Have Value in Modern Society?
Makenna Cornelison, Olivia Grandberry, Ezekiel Webb, & Bailey Stevenson (MSU-WP)

NKM 103

Lancastrians and Yorkists and Tudors, Oh My!
Annie Spencer (UMKC)

NKM 105

The Internet of Things: Why You Should Be Concerned
Lauren Wineinger (SBU)

NKM 109

The Spanish Part of Spain
Caiden Dalton (OTC)

NKM 113

Rising Maternal Mortality Rates in the United States
Kyla Jackson (OTC)

NKM 121

Photography: Capturing the Spirit of the Industrial Revolution
Shayna Marose (OTC/MSU)

NKM 102

  1. The Role of Nrg1 in the Cell-Wall Intergrity Pathway
    Abigail McCune (UMKC/Poster);
  2. Toxicity Effects of Common Herbs on Colon Cancer Cells
    Riley Wilson (Drury/Poster);
  3. Biology Students Find Math Useful But Associated With Extra Effort and Worries
    Deanna Means & LaToya Kissoon-Charles (MSU/Poster)

NKM 103

  1. Power Dynamics of the Salem Witch Trials
    Rhiannon Harp (OTC/Poster);
  2. Perceived Support of HIV Testing Among Church-Affiliated African Americans
    Dominique Paje (UMKC/Poster);
  3. Anthropometric Measures, Taste Preference, and Food Behaviors Among International Students
    Kimberley Korff (MSU/Poster)

NKM 105

  1. An Exploration of Classism and Colorism in Mexican Society and Art
    Tess Harmon & Maria Zavala (MSU/Poster);
  2. Lets Get Fiscal, A Look Into Managerial Accounting
    John Cook & Kathleen Ruffell (OTC/Poster);
  3. Neoliberalism in Mexico: An Analysis
    Hannah Kassing, Mckell Norris, & Dr. Judith Martinez (MSU/Poster)

NKM 109

Creativity: The Lost Virtue?
Breanna Prater (SBU)

NKM 113

Why You Are What You Eat or Don’t Eat
Alexia Chavez (OTC)

NKM 121

Patterns of MRSA
Claire Pederson (MSSU)

NKM 102

Ethics Across Disciplines
Albana Baftiri, Nicholas Hughlett, & Jordyn Miller (NEO A&M)

NKM 103

These Hands Don’t Haze–An Ethnographic Field Study Over Hazing in a Fraternity
Allee Armitage (MSU)

NKM 105

Environmental Character: A Virtue Ethics Approach to Environmentalism
Shelby Kurz (SBU)

NKM 109

Intrinsic Properties of Oxide Ceramics from Taheto Ozark Technical Ceramics
Toby Pederson (MSSU)

NKM 113

Genealogy– The World, Global Village Before the Modern Global Economy
Michael Jewell (MSU-WP)

NKM 121

Foundation for a Book: Research, Outline, and Select Scenes
Morgan Lamkin (Drury)

NKM 102

Teen Depression & Suicide: Is Social Media the Culprit?
Emma Hale (SBU)

NKM 103

Nutty Behavior: Optimal Foraging Behavior of Sciurus Carolinesis
Allison Smith (Drury)

NKM 105

Qualitative Study Investigating EMS Professionals and Emotional Labor in the Workplace
Rachel Murphy (MSSU)

NKM 109

Efficient CRISPRi Knockdown of Not-Associated Genes Utilizing Multiplexing Gene Targeting
Joseph Allen (UMKC)

NKM 113

The Effect of 3D Animation in Media
Cody Friend (OTC)

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