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Class of 2012

McNair Scholar Mentor Title of Research
Jeffrey Castillo Dr. Heidi Taylor "Nursing Attitudes Towards Obesity and Obese Patients
Izaak Chavez Dr. Butler Cain, Professor Randy Ray "The State of the Amarillo Music Scene"
Mitchell Farley Dr. Roy Issa "Implementing Solar Distillation in the Purification of Contaminated Water"
Cecilia Hernandez Dr. Mo Cuevas "Refugee’s Education Experience in the Texas Panhandle"
Justine Lasley Dr. Maxine Debutte-Smith "The Effects of Estrogen as a Neuroprotectant Against Progressing Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease in Middle-Aged Female Rats"
Nicholas Marmolejo Dr. Meagan Brock "Evaluating the Relationship Between Ethical Climates and Reported Counterproductive Work Behaviors"
Jennifer Morse Dr. Tim Atchinson "Effects of Acetaminophen on Test Anxiety"
Yessenia Valdez Dr. Andrew Reynolds "Benefits vs. Hindrances: The Effects of Prejudices and Discrimination of Hispanics Who Keep Their Heritage Spanish Language on the Decision on Whether to Embrace Their Heritage Spanish Language and the Cultural Aspects Lost as a Result"
Ana Valdez Professor Mary Jane Cruz "A Study on Texas Mathematics Programs for English Language Learners (ELL)" 
Craig Watts  Dr. Paul Clark "Oral History of Veterans of the United States Military"

 Jeffrey Castillo

Jeffrey Castillo

Major(s): Biology

Classification: Senior

Anticipated Graduation Date: May 2013

Mentor: Dr. Heidi Taylor

Title of Research: Nursing Attitudes Towards Obesity and Obese Patients 


Izaak Chavez

Major(s):

Classification: Senior

Anticipated Graduation Date: May 2013

Mentor: Professor Randy Ray

Title of Research: "The State of the Amarillo Music Scene"

Mitchell Farley

Mitchell Farley

Major(s): Engineering

Classification: Senior

Anticipated Graduation Date: May 2013

Mentor: Dr. Roy Issa

Title of Research: "Implementing Solar Distillation in the Purification of Contaminated Water"

Cecilia Hernandez

Cecilia Hernandez

Major(s): Social Work

Classification: Junior

Anticipated Graduation Date: May 2014

Mentor: Dr. Mo Cuevas

Title of Research: "Refugee’s Education Experience in the Texas Panhandle"

Justine Lasley

Major(s): Psychology

Classification: Senior

Anticipated Graduation Date: May 2013

Mentor: Dr. Maxine Debutte-Smith

Title of Research: "The Effects of Estrogen as a Neuroprotectant Against Progressing Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease in Middle-Aged Female Rats"

Nicholas Marmolejo

Nicholas Marmolejo

Major(s): Business

Classification: Senior

Anticipated Graduation Date: May 2013

Mentor: Dr. Meagan Brock

Title of Research: "Evaluating the Relationship Between Ethical Climates and Reported Counterproductive Work Behaviors"

Jennifer Morse

Jennifer Morse

Major(s): Psychology

Classification: Senior

Anticipated Graduation Date: May 2013

Mentor: Dr. Tim Atchinson

Title of Research: "Effects of Acetaminophen on Test Anxiety

Yessenia Valdez

Yessenia Valdez

Major(s): Spanish

Classification: Senior

Anticipated Graduation Date: Fall 2012

Mentor: Dr. Andrew Reynolds

Title of Research: "Benefits vs. Hindrances: The Effects of Prejudices and Discrimination of Hispanics Who Keep Their Heritage Spanish Language on the Decision on Whether to Embrace Their Heritage Spanish Language and the Cultural Aspects Lost as a Result"

Ana Valdez

Ana Valdez

Major(s): Education

Classification: Junior

Anticipated Graduation Date: Fall 2013

Mentor: Professor Mary Jane Cruz

Title of Research: "A Study on Texas Mathematics Programs for English Language Learners (ELL)"

Craig Watts

Major(s): History

Classification: Senior

Anticipated Graduation Date: May 2013

Mentor: Dr. Paul Clark

Title of Research: "Oral History of Veterans of the United States Military"