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Wednesday, April 18th
8:30 AM

Breakfast in Conference Room C

Jennifer Warren, Collin College

Conference Room C

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

9:00 AM

Let's Talk About Sex

Mary Jane Taylor, UNT
Gabrielle Popp
Jerusalem Assefa

Conference Room B

9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

Panel Chair: Michael Rose, Collin College

TCU: Honors Research Across the Disciplines

Amal Khan, TCU
Christian Nguyen, TCU
Hyong Nguyen, TCU
Martin Ptak, TCU
Claire Carter, TCU
Emma Holland, TCU

Conference Room A

9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

Panel Chair: Wendy Williams, TCU

The Interactions of NGOs and MNCs: ACLU vs. Jeppesen

Najib Gazi, UTD
Audra Philips Crow, UTD
Cody Crow, UTD

Conference Room E

9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

Panel Chair: Julie Haworth, UTD

The Nuances of Sub-Cultures

Gayla Pearce
Susan E. Cubberly
Donn Ross Trotter
Jonisha McKiddy, UNT

Conference Room D

9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

Panel Chair: Whitney Pisani

10:00 AM

Everything's Bigger in Texas?: Funding, Education, Programs, Policies, & Laws

Cristine Espinosa
Tiffany Page
BeLynn D. Hollers
Jessica Le

Conference Room D

10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

Panel Chair: Linda Muyson

11:00 AM

Argumentative Paper Research

Mary M. Reisinger
Zachery Treft
Enrico Murcia
Jacob Segoviano
Brittany Cave

Conference Room E

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Panel Chair: Kay Mizell, Collin College

Papers presented:

Pesticide Population: Humanity's Future through Chemical Assimilation

Pesticides negatively affect humans as individuals and as a group, but that is not the only species under attack. Honey bees, a major pollinator, are also at risk of being affected in many ways from pesticides. Although, individually a few bees are not of concern for most, the entire population of bees would have dramatic effects on a human’s way of life and losing them should “bee” of great concern. Not only do these farming chemicals affect humans and bees directly, the indirect effects of pesticides also take a toll on the entire world’s ecosystem. Research shows if we continue on this current path, there will be severe and negative implications on human health, pollinators, sustainable agriculture, and the whole ecosystem.

School Shooting: a Disease in the Shadows

The present issue of school shooting has been rampant in the United States which signifies that violence among American youth in public schools have risen dramatically. Since there are many factors of why school shootings happen, there is not one perfect solution. The large amount of social factors of school shootings are a person’s poor upbringing, easy firearm access, lack of cognitive function, and social isolation from social institutions. The combination of these factors means multiple solutions must be implemented as school shooting is a complex topic. Majority of Americans treat the issue in a simple manner, stating that the United States need stronger gun control and quick to blame automatic firearms. This research goes beyond generic solution proposals and states some viable ones for a disease that is spreading in American public schools: using firearms in youth violence. Policy implementations to treat the school shooting issue are discussed later in the article. Briefly, the implementations are anti-bullying programs, academic skill to read for signs of depression and loneliness of children, increase of community resource officers, and bolstering the difficulty of acquiring/buying sale of automatic firearms.

In Search of the Stolen, Unwanted and Bamboozled: Varieties of Scholarly Inquiry in Honors History

Ariel Furman
Jana Vaughan
Zachery Treft

Conference Room B

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Panel Chair: Kyle Wilkison

Walks of Life: The Journey of (some) Women

Claire Padre
Jana Ward
Megan Greer

Conference Room E

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Panel Chair: Marta Moore, Collin College

11:55 AM

Keynote Address

Jenny Warren, Collin College

Conference Room C

11:55 AM - 12:55 PM

  • Lunch
  • Welcome, President Matkin & Professor Jenny Warren
  • Scholarships Awarded
  • Keynote Address

1:00 PM

Health Science Academy

Sarah Hobbs
Isabelle Nguyen
Fenisha Franklin
Alex Graham
Nicole Nguyen
Andrew Nguyen
James Brokenbek
Deval Ritesh Patel
Saloni Saldhi

Conference Room D

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Panel Chair: Katherine Bell

Top Paper Panel

Alexandra Neenan, UTD
Ashe Cleveland, Chapman University
Michael Farzinpour, Chapman University
Alyssa Vega, Chapman University
Trexiea Hernandez
Christine Espinosa
Nicole To
Sharin Salam

Conference Room A

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Panel Chair: Jenny Warren, Collin College

4-year University Presenters:

  • Alexandra Neenan, UTD A Review of Early Interventions for Children with Autism
  • Corey Olszewski, UNT Emergency Management Collaboration: A Review and New Cyclical Framework

2-year College Presenters:

  • Trexiea Hernandez Diversity of Perspective in Cabeza de Vaca's "Relacion" and Colonial Literature
  • Cristine Espinosa Latino Representation in Television Exemplified in Jane the Virgin

Health Science Academy Presenters:

  • Nicole To Holistic Medicine: Combining the East and West Through Diet
  • Sharin Salam The Balanced Diet

2:30 PM

Climate Change Research

Taylor M. Jariz
Travis B. Buros
Rose Cernadas
Chase Hartin
Jeremy Bearden

Conference Room B

2:30 PM - 3:45 PM

Panel Chair: Melanie Kneen

The Relationship between Political Trust and Health Outcomes in Sierra Leone

Grace Reon, SMU

Conference Room E

2:30 PM - 3:45 PM

Roundtable: Grace Reon, SMU