Math and science students present research

April 19, 2010

PLAINVIEW – Wayland Baptist University’s School of Mathematics and Sciences is holding its inaugural Spring Research Day on Friday, April 23, from 1-5 p.m. in room 110 of the Moody Science Building. The presentation is open to the public.

Currently 28 students are scheduled to participate in the event. There will be six 15-minute talks about current research projects as well as a poster session for other projects.

“This event is designed to spotlight our students’ efforts in research both inside and outside the classroom,” said Dr. Scott Franklin, associate dean and assistant professor of mathematics.

Students can earn cash awards for the outstanding presentation and the outstanding poster. There will also be a student choice award, voted on by the students in attendance.

The presentations will cover a number of topics from global warming to the degradation of algae. Several of the topics involved are ongoing research into Wayland’s water purification project through which students in science, business and missions are putting together a plan to develop water purifiers to be used by people in areas where clean water is difficult to find.

Other topics will touch on the construction of a super computer, bungee jumping and Plainview’s ancient bison kill site. Many of the presentations will be given by teams of students. Those students presenting are: Tonia Perez, Zackery Gibson, Hailey Clark, Jarrod Alford, Clayton Miller, Aaron Anderson, Luke Ingraham, Stephanie Whitaker, Adam Hilliard, Jarrod Lindsey, Victor Martin, Corben Waters, Elida Arsiaga, Kasandra Hughes, Daniel Ballinger, Cody Detweiler, Erika Raymond, Catherine Leubner, Corrine Martin, Ivy Sustaita, Maria Hurtado, Jessica Poole, Tana Saul, Kimberley Stafford, Jacob Hinojosa, Andrew Pruitt, Beronica Griego and Victoria Chavez.

For a complete schedule of times and topics, visit