Eight Anderson University students presented papers at the Alpha Chi National Convention in San Diego, Calif., March 31-April 2. Four of the students were awarded scholarships or presentation prizes.
To be a member of Alpha Chi, students have to be of junior or senior status and in the top ten percent of their class maintaining a minimum GPA of 3.70.
Melissa Carlson was awarded one of ten $2,500 Graduate Fellowships given by the national Alpha Chi organization and Gina Farmer won the regional $1,000 Graduate Fellowship. Jacqueline Burgher was first runner-up for the $200 regional scholarship and Matt Barton won the $200 presentation prize for having the best paper in Exercise Science. Listed below are the names of the eight students and the titles of their presentations.
- Senior exercise science major, Matt Barton "Do College Students Accurately Perceive Moderate and Vigorous Exercise Intensities Based Upon the ACSM Guidelines"
- Senior chemistry and mathematics/economics double major, Jacqueline Burgher
"Interactions of Interfaces: Absorption of Polyacrylic Acid, Cetyl Trimethylammonium Bromide (CTAB), and Nanoparticles on an Oil"
- Senior chemistry major, Melissa Carlson
"Reverse Phase HPLC Determination of L-DOPA in Mucuna Pruriens Nutritional Supplements"
- Senior history major, Gina Farmer
"Theodore Roosevelt Imperialism: 'Big Stick' Policy in Latin America"
- Senior finance major, Rose Hirschy
"Father of Conservation"
- Senior bible and religion major, Melissa Reginelli v"Messages of Hope in Ezekiel"
- Junior finance and mathematics/economics double major, Eva Tan
"The Tiananmen Square Protests of 1989"
- Senior biology major, Joanna Tilley
"Antibacterial Properties of Golden Seal"
Anderson University is a private Christian university of 2,600 undergraduate and graduate students in central Indiana. Anderson continues to be recognized as a top Christian college: in 2010, U.S. News and World Report ranked Anderson University among the best colleges and universities in the Midwest for the seventh consecutive year. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, Anderson University offers more than 65 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, education, music, nursing and theology.