Introducing Corban Hemphill from Pearsall, TX

Corban Hemphill was just awarded a $1,000 scholarship and spot in the prestigious Freshman Research Scholars program at Oklahoma State University where, starting in the fall, she will engage in cutting-edge research in collaboration with pioneering faculty researchers.

College: Agricultural Sciences & Natural ResourcesOSU-Scholarships-Pictures-094
Major: Natural Resource Ecology and Management

What do you most anticipate about life at OSU?
Some of the things that I am most excited about at OSU are learning, meeting people, and preparing myself for a successful career some day.

Pluto . . . Planet or Plutoid?
Planet

OSU football Coach Mike Gundy famously declared, “I’m a man! I’m 40!” When will you join the ranks of adulthood? How will you know?
I would consider myself an adult when I start living on my own. Once you are living by yourself, you must make many decisions that others have made for you when you were still a child. While most of these decisions are insignificant, some are life-impacting, and when you start accepting the responsibilities involved in making these decisions you are on your way to becoming an adult. An adult is someone who makes their own decisions, and who accepts responsibility for the wrong decisions he has made.

What’s your favorite Dr. Seuss book?
I do not really like Dr. Seuss books, but I do remember reading “Green Eggs and Ham” when I was a kid.

If you could have one superpower, what would you want? Why?
If I could have a superpower, it would be the ability to time travel. I think that being able to go back in time (maybe to 1800) would be pretty awesome.

Which Mythbuster is most like you: Adam, Jamie, Kari, Grant or Tory?
Adam Savage

What’s the first thing that you notice about people?
One thing that I notice right away is their confidence level. If they make eye contact with you, if they talk clearly and confidently, and if they shake your hand firmly and confidently are some of the things that I take note of as soon as I meet them.

What’s your favorite midnight snack?
Barbecue

What’s the best costume you’ve ever worn?
Probably the best costume that I have ever had was when I dressed up as a hunter for Halloween. I dressed in camouflage. It was very simple and authentic.

If you had to live under the sea, which animal would you be? Why?
If I lived under the sea, I think I would want to be a killer whale. They are the apex predator, and they are also intelligent and migratory.

What do you hope to accomplish in FRS?
I am very excited about the opportunity to participate in FRS. In high school, I have participated in several citizen-science projects, and through these I have learned quite a bit. I am excited about being able to participate in research projects at OSU. FRS gives me the opportunity to do so. Through FRS, I hope to be help with research that will provide for the betterment of mankind.

Anything else we should know?
Having been raised on a ranch in South Texas, I enjoy hunting, fishing, team roping, and training horses. Through 4-H, I have been a member of our livestock judging team for 10 years, as well as having been a member of our Plant Identification Team. I have also been a 4-H officer for four years, including club president and county council president. I have shown goats, cattle, and swine at the county show and at most of the Texas major shows. My brother and I have our own corriente roping cattle herd and a registered Boer goat herd.

2014 FRS Colloquium Photo Gallery

The 2014 FRS Colloquium (April 18) was a celebration of scholarship featuring thirty-six presentations from the 2013-14 Freshman Research Scholars. With refreshments and live music provided by OSU students Carlton and Friends in the beautiful Edmon Low Library Browsing Room, the colloquium was a lively, engaging event for students, faculty mentors, friends, family and the greater OSU community to share in the joy of discovery.

A team of fourteen OSU graduate student judges gave the Best Overall Presentation Award to Macy Gleason (Secondary Education), who will represent OSU at next year’s National Conference on Undergraduate Research. Honorable Mention was awarded to Austin Warner (Mathematics) and Samantha Grider (Zoology), each of whom will receive $200 cash prizes courtesy of the Henry Bellmon Office of Scholar Development and Undergraduate Research.

2014 FRS Colloquium – Macy Gleason, Overall Best Presentation Award 2014 FRS Colloquium – Austin Warner, Honorable Mention Award
2014 FRS Colloquium – Samantha Grider, Honorable Mention Award 2014 FRS Colloquium – Christian Ley
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2014 FRS Colloquium – Matheus Barbosa and Jarred Carlton 2014 FRS Colloquium – Crandel Fenton, Chelsea Garner, and Tate Roberson
2014 FRS Colloquium – Nicole Turvey, Bailey Whitman, Haley Billings, and Samantha Grider 2014 FRS Colloquium – Browsing Session
2014 FRS Colloquium – Mallory Cole, Austin Warner, Elise Amundson 2014 FRS Colloquium – Mallory Cole
2014 FRS Colloquium – Macy Gleason, Ashley Simenson, and Julia Sealock 2014 FRS Colloquium – Ashton Walton
2014 FRS Colloquium – Will Shaffer, Alexis Gliedt, Hailie Snyder 2014 FRS Colloquium – Crandel Fenton, Chelsea Garner, and Tate Roberson
2014 FRS Colloquium – Nicole Turvey, Bailey Whitman, Haley Billings, Samantha Grider 2014 FRS Colloquium – Alex Hall
2014 FRS Colloquium – SaraJane Koehler 2014 FRS Colloquium – Baylor Morris
2014 FRS Colloquium – Melissa Dandy 2014 FRS Colloquium – Matheus Barbosa and Christian Ley
2014 FRS Colloquium – Kyle Morisset, Kate McKinney, Sean Walsh 2014 FRS Colloquium – Lauren Bellatti
2014 FRS Colloquium – Mariah Burris 2014 FRS Colloquium – Joshua Ward and Logan Kunka
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Introducing Daniel Bothwell from Moore, OK

Daniel Bothwell was just awarded a $1,000 scholarship and spot in the prestigious Freshman Research Scholars program at Oklahoma State University where, starting in the fall, she will engage in cutting-edge research in collaboration with pioneering faculty researchers.

College: Engineering, Architecture & Technology
Major: Electrical Engineering

What do you most anticipate about life at OSU?
The chance to finally expand my horizon outside of my high school, to meet new people, and to explore the university in all its aspects.

Pluto . . . Planet or Plutoid?
Planet

OSU football Coach Mike Gundy famously declared, “I’m a man! I’m 40!” When will you join the ranks of adulthood? How will you know?
Every man knows when the time will come, but only that man knows that time.

What’s your favorite Dr. Seuss book?
Yertle the Turtle

If you could have one superpower, what would you want? Why?
The ability to see into the future, as far as wanted. It would allow me to be able to make the best decisions for me, and those around me.

Which Mythbuster is most like you: Adam, Jamie, Kari, Grant or Tory?
Tory Belleci

What’s the first thing that you notice about people?
Their posture when greeting someone.

What’s your favorite midnight snack?
Steak

What’s the best costume you’ve ever worn?
T-rex

If you had to live under the sea, which animal would you be? Why?
A humpback whale, because they get to see the far reaches of the ocean.

Star Wars, Star Trek, Stargate or Dancing with the Stars?
Stargate

What do you hope to accomplish in FRS?
I hope to create my own virtual cores for the processing units that I plan on dealing with.

Introducing Maycee Jones from Ellsworth, KS

Maycee Jones was just awarded a $1,000 scholarship and spot in the prestigious Freshman Research Scholars program at Oklahoma State University where, starting in the fall, she will engage in cutting-edge research in collaboration with pioneering faculty researchers.

College: Human Sciencesimage1
Major: Nutritional Science

What do you most anticipate about life at OSU?
I most anticipate the changes I will face. Moving to a new state with so many new experiences is very exciting and scary at the same time. While these changes may be intimidating at first, I am ready to start this new chapter in my life.

Pluto . . . Planet or Plutoid?
Planet

OSU football Coach Mike Gundy famously declared, “I’m a man! I’m 40!” When will you join the ranks of adulthood? How will you know?
I think I will enter adulthood when I start to rely on myself for all of life’s necessities. No longer will I be surrounded by the physical and mental security blanket of living at home that has been normalcy for the past 18 years.

What’s your favorite Dr. Seuss book?
Green Eggs and Ham

If you could have one superpower, what would you want? Why?
I think I’d like to be able to read minds of humans and animals. Not for the personal thoughts but the structure because I am so intrigued by the brain and what makes each creature so unique!

Which Mythbuster is most like you: Adam, Jamie, Kari, Grant or Tory?
Jamie Hyneman

What’s the first thing that you notice about people?
I first notice someone’s smile. If I don’t get to see a smile first thing, I’ll try my best to make it appear!

What’s your favorite midnight snack?
Cold pizza

What’s the best costume you’ve ever worn?
Glow in the dark stick man

If you had to live under the sea, which animal would you be? Why?

Star Wars, Star Trek, Stargate or Dancing with the Stars?
Star Wars

What do you hope to accomplish in FRS?
I hope to learn something new everyday and then apply my new found knowledge to better the people around me!

Don’t miss Sean Walsh at the FRS Colloquium on April 18, 2014

Sean Walsh (Yukon, OK) will present “Sustainability’s effects on customer service in campus dining” at this year’s Freshman Research Scholars Colloquium on April 18, 2014.

Project Question

By practicing sustainability in campus dining, is customer satisfaction going to be higher?

Project Description

In our project, we have been analyzing whether or not there is a correlation between OSU’s Campus Dining customer satisfaction and the sustainability implications that they have initiated in the last years. We hope that by completing this research, it will help us and our colloquies in the field better understand sustainability’s impacts on dining. The project has been mentored by Dr. Lisa Slevitch, who has extensive research in the fields of marketing and management.

Project Mentor

Lisa Slevitch


Freshman Research Scholars Colloquium
Friday, April 18, 2014 | 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Edmon Low Library Browsing Room, Stillwater, OK 74078
To preview other presentations, visit FRS Colloquium 2014

Don’t miss Nicholas Foster at the FRS Colloquium on April 18

Nicholas Foster (Edmond, OK) will present “Collecting Data in Severe Storms with the Use of Dropsondes” at this year’s Freshman Research Scholars Colloquium on April 18, 2014.

Project Question

What can dropsonde technology teach us about severe storms?

Project Description

Dropsondes are specialized light weight systems that contain a number of sensors that record data of the surrounding elements. Aircraft will fly over a desired testing area during an impending storm and deploy these sondes that proceed to descend with a parachute into the storm collecting data to then be analyzed at a later date. Currently, dropsondes are used to obtain meteorological data of hurricanes in order to allow forecasters to predict the future of the storm. The dropsondes created in this project will be used in collecting data over developing tornado systems.

Project Mentor

Dr. Jamey Jacob


Freshman Research Scholars Colloquium
Friday, April 18, 2014 | 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Edmon Low Library Browsing Room, Stillwater, OK 74078
To preview other presentations, visit FRS Colloquium 2014

Don’t miss Mallory Cole at the FRS Colloquium on April 18, 2014

Mallory Cole (Broken Arrow, OK) will present “Cloning Proteins DotM and DotL from the Type 4B Secretion System” at this year’s Freshman Research Scholars Colloquium on April 18, 2014.

Project Question

Can the proteins DotM and DotL be used to assist in understanding the Type 4B Secretion System of Coxiella burnetii?

Project Description

Coxiella burnetii is an obligate intracellular pathogen in nature and causes a flu-like illness called Q fever. During infection of host cells, C. burnetii uses a Type 4B Secretion System (T4BSS) to secrete effector proteins into the host cell that manipulate it in a variety of ways. Another bacteria, Legionella pneumophila, has the best characterized T4BSS and it is proposed that in L. pneumophila the T4BSS proteins DotM and DotL interact with effector proteins prior to secretion through the T4BSS (Sutherland, Nguyen et al, 2012). In order to clone and express these proteins from C. burnetii, methods such as polymerase chain reaction (PCR), gel electrophoresis, DNA purification, ligation, and transformation are used. Once cloned, purified C. burnetii DotM and DotL can be used to determine when and how these important proteins function during infection.

Project Mentor

Edward Shaw


Freshman Research Scholars Colloquium
Friday, April 18, 2014 | 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Edmon Low Library Browsing Room, Stillwater, OK 74078
To preview other presentations, visit FRS Colloquium 2014

Don’t miss Austin Warner at the FRS Colloquium on April 18, 2014

Austin Warner (Edmond, OK) will present “Understanding Algebraic Structures Related to Graphs” at this year’s Freshman Research Scholars Colloquium on April 18, 2014.

Project Question

What is the structure of the minimal free resolution of cover ideals?

Project Description

Graphs are basically a combination of lines and dots. They can represent many things and can solve problems like: by what degree of separation do I know Burns Hargis? How can I model this computer network? or How can I most efficiently place cell phone towers? We studied the properties of these models in their pure algebraic and combinatorial state.

Project Mentor

Dr. Christopher Francisco


Freshman Research Scholars Colloquium
Friday, April 18, 2014 | 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Edmon Low Library Browsing Room, Stillwater, OK 74078
To preview other presentations, visit FRS Colloquium 2014

Don’t miss Elise Marie Amundson at the FRS Colloquium on April 18

Elise Marie Amundson (Garber, OK) will present “Evaluation of Ethical Behaviors in Spears School of Business Students” at this year’s Freshman Research Scholars Colloquium on April 18, 2014.

Project Question

Are different majors in the business school indicative to ethical decisions of students?

Project Description

We composed short vignettes to be placed in a survey sent out to business students. Scenarios were described, and students provided an answer to scale, from “never” to “always”. The data was collected and a comparison of different majors was made by analyzing the ethical behaviors of each student.

Project Mentor

Dr. Carol Johnson


Freshman Research Scholars Colloquium
Friday, April 18, 2014 | 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Edmon Low Library Browsing Room, Stillwater, OK 74078
To preview other presentations, visit FRS Colloquium 2014

Don’t miss Nicole Turvey at the FRS Colloquium on April 18, 2014

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Nicole Turvey (Sand Springs, OK) will present “The implications of aging building materials and their effect on toxin levels within our environment” at this year’s Freshman Research Scholars Colloquium on April 18, 2014.

Project Question

Do aging building materials heighten our exposure to carcinogens and other toxins?

Project Description

As buildings age the building materials used in the original construction begin to degrade. The project centers around ten samples taken from older buildings on Oklahoma State’s campus. These samples were tested for levels of known carcinogens and other harmful toxins know to be related to decaying building materials.

Project Mentor

Jason Belden


Freshman Research Scholars Colloquium
Friday, April 18, 2014 | 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Edmon Low Library Browsing Room, Stillwater, OK 74078
To preview other presentations, visit FRS Colloquium 2014