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Research Week

Student Participation in Research Week

Student Poster Competition

Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to participate in the poster research competitions. To enter, undergraduate and graduate students should submit an electronic copy of their abstract by 9 a.m. ,  Friday, February 6, 2015.  Abstracts must be 250 words or fewer.

  • Please state if you are an undergraduate or graduate student.
  • To submit your abstract, go to www.nicholls.edu/orsp and click on the link, “Student Poster Competition Abstract Submission.”  Fill in all information required and click submit.

Download the Student Competition Instructions and Rubric 2015, click here for more details.

For poster printing guidelines and policy, click here.

Nicholls Research Week
March 2 – March 6, 2015

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs at Nicholls State University will be celebrating its 10th Annual Research Week during the week of March 2 – 6, 2015. The event highlights research at Nicholls through a Brown Bag Faculty Speaker Series and a student poster competition showcasing undergraduate and graduate research. Poster winners selected in both undergraduate and graduate competition receive a scholarship stipend.

Cutting-edge research and fascinating discoveries are on the agenda for the 2015 Research Week. Bring your bag lunch and an appetite for learning as Nicholls faculty and students reveal the results of their latest research projects.


College of Arts and Sciences

RMonday, March 2
10:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Plantation Suite, Donald Bollinger Student Union

  • 10:45-11:00 - Ecological Consequences of Sexual Selection in Fiddler Crabs – Dr. Zachary Darnell
  • 11:05-11:20 – Electronic Dynamics of Photo-excited DNA Bases – Dr. Yusheng Dou
  • 11:25-11:40 – 1988 New Orleans Republican Convention: “The Dan Quayle Controversy” – Dr. Joseph Thysell
  • 11:45-11:55 – Break
  • 11:55-12:10 – Defining Subsistence in Terrebonne and Lafourche – Dr. Shana Walton
  • 12:15-12:30 – Writing in the 21st Century – Dr. Scott Banville


College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences

DSC_7923Tuesday, March 3
8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
152 Betsy Cheramie Ayo Hall

  • 8:30-9:00 – Poster Presentation (Lobby of Ayo Auditorium) – COMD Student Intervention in SPCH 101 – Donna Fitzgerald-DeJean, Ph.D., Ashlyn Champagne, COMD Student, Rya Butterfield, Ph.D.
  • 9:00-9:15 – Civility in Nursing Education – Angele Davis, MSN, RN


Ellender Memorial Library and University College

Tuesday, March 3
12:00 p.m. – 3:55 p.m.
Multipurpose Room, Ellender Memorial Library
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  • 12:00-12:15 - The Lalopa Method: Applied to Recipe Conversions – Chef John Kozar
  • 12:20-12:35 – At-Risk Advising Program – Dr. Amy Hebert 
  • 12:40-12:55 – Sizing Up Stop Work Authority Program Implementation: Petroleum Industry – Michael Gautreaux 
  •  1:00-1:15 – The Practical Side of Culinary Arts – Externships – Chef Bill Thibodeaux
  •  1:20-1:35 – GIFs and Memes in Instruction – John Bourgeois
  •  1:40-1:55 – Dietetics and Culinary: Student Collaboration – Chef Donald Kasten
  •  2:00-2:15 – Personal Digital Archiving: How to Preserve Your Digital Files for Future Use – Helen Thomas
  •  2:20 to 2:35 – Technology Adoption Hesitation: Implementing Systems of Change – Chef Monica Larousse
  •  2:40-2:55 – Fluid Applications of Gas Pipeline Leak Detection – Dr. Alireza Edrisi
  •  3:00-3:15 – The Evolution of Gumbo – Chef Marcelle Bienvenue
  •  3:20-3:35 – Effects of Ergonomic Designs on Human Performance – Dr. Milton Saidu
  •  3:40-3:55 – Use of Animations and Simulations – STEM – Dr. Milton Saidu


College of Business Administration

DSC_7895Wednesday, March 4
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
209 Powell Hall

  • 11:30-11:50 – Social Security and the Windfall Elimination Provision – Dr. Laura Coogan
    11:50-12:10 – Clawback Provision and Corporate Tax Aggressiveness – Dr. Tony Chu
  • 12:10-12:30 – Drivers of Effective Social Media Advertising – Dr. En Mao
  • 12:30-12:50 – Social Media in the Workplace – Dr. Marilyn Macik-Frey and Ms. Laura Valenti
  • 12:50-1:10 – Consumer Reactions to Advertising Stimuli – Drs. Bill Neese, Jeffrey Haynie, J. Field, and Chuck Viosca
  •  1:10-1:30 – Corruption in Democracies – Drs. Morris Coats, Gokhan Karahan, and Bill Shughard
     

College of Education

Thursday, March 5
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
125 Polk Hall

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  • 12:00-12:15 – Respiratory Warm-up: Improve Exercise Performance & Recovery – Dennis Guillot
  • 12:15-12:30 – Teaching as a Joyful Act – Dr. Stephen Triche
  • 12:30-12:45 – Choosing College Factors Student Athletes Encounter – Dr. Arrianna Smith-Martin
  • 12:45-1:00 – Student Storm Survey: Coping with the Storm – Dr. Denis Soignier

Chef John Folse Culinary Institute

9:00 a.m. – 2:25 p.m.
Carnival Room, Donald Bollinger Student Union

Please call 449-7114 for reservations (limited seating)
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  • 9:00-9:45 - Beef Tenderloin Fabrication – Chef Shannon Hunt
  • 9:55-10:35 – Simple Fried Chicken – Chef Randolph Cheramie
  • 10:45-11:15 – The Art of Demi-Glace – Chef Amelie Zerangue
  • 11:15-12:00 – Break
  • 12:00-12:45 – Quick Pickle – Food Saver – Vacuum Pack Method – Chef Monica Larousse
  • 12:55-1:35 – The Evolution of Gumbo – Chef Marcelle Bienvenue and Chef Donald Kasten
  •  1:40-2:25 – Heat–The First Ingredient–Understand Recipes Better – Chef Jean-Pierre Daigle

 

Student Research Poster Competition Displays

Monday, March 2
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Lobby, Donald Bollinger Memorial Student Union

A poster display describing the research efforts of Nicholls students is open for viewing.


Student Research Poster Competition Judging

Tuesday, March 3
2:00  – 4:00 p.m.
Cotillion Ballroom, Donald Bollinger Memorial Student Union

Nicholls students explain their research projects during the judging of their research poster presentations.

Student Reception

Wednesday, March 4
4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Captain’s Room, Donald Bollinger  Memorial Student Union

Presentation of awards to student research poster competition participants.

Research Week Faculty Reception

Thursday, March 5
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Carnival Room,  Donald Bollinger Memorial Student Union

The closing ceremony of Nicholls Research Week includes the presentation of awards to student and faculty researchers.

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