• He Said, She Said: Dr. Christine Blasey Ford & Media Bias Against Sexual Violence

      Debbie Blankenship; Emily Harvey
      My Honors research project is an analysis of the media coverage of Brett Kavanaugh’s sexual assault allegations by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. Specifically, what narratives were presented by a variety of media sources, how those narratives were created, and what they mean to a general audience.
    • Hockey Accuracy Training Aid

      Philip McCreanor; Michael A Marcoux; Sabrina Mahnke
      The team worked on creating a hockey training aid to increase a player’s accuracy.
    • Horse Race Politics and Presidential Campaigns

      Jay Black; Kevin Cummings; Chris Grant; Sheridan King; Angel Colquitt; Anisah Muhammad
      Horse-race politics and media coverage are a significant aspect of modern presidential nomination politics. Horse-race political journalism focuses on which candidates are ahead or behind in polling to have a more successful campaign.
    • Hysteresis and Shape-Memory Properties of Thermoplastic Polyurethane at Finite Deformations

      Dorina Mihut; Alireza Sarvestani; Arash Afshar; Darren Pickren; Ryan Field; Zachary Kubas; Safi Rahman
      We have examined the shape-memory properties of thermoplastic polyurethane in response to strain applied at different rates.
    • Impeachment Impact: The Effect of the Impeachment Trials on the Presidential Race

      Jay Black; Faith Montgomery; Ja'Diyaj Shamsiddin; Madison Moore
      This research paper is about how Trump's impeachment trials affected senators and non-senators on the campaign trail for the democratic nomination.
    • Lead (Pb) Sampling and Analysis in Low-Income Residential Communities

      Adam Kiefer; Andre Butler; Luke McBrayer
      Through sampling and analysis of Pb concentrations in airborne and settled dust, this project will provide both a qualitative and quantitative study of Pb pollution in low-income residential communities.
    • Linkages of the Epstein-Barr Virus in Developing Nations

      Gretchen Bentz; Peter Garcia
      This project aims to examine and analyze the effects of Epstein-Barr Virus in developing nations.
    • Low-Cost Manual Water Pumps in the Developing World: Exploring the Potential Applicability of Duckbill Valves

      Michael MacCarthy; Caroline Bowers
      This research focuses on the potential applicability of duckbill valves as check valves in low-cost manual water pumps used in the developing world. It involves testing the pumping rate and lifting limit of suction pump systems with and without a duckbill valve as a foot valve.
    • Marvair Line 1 Redesign

      Scott Schultz; Melinda Hollingshed; Laura Moody; Brandi Lewis; Michael Cosby; Tayla Scott
      In order to improve the overall efficiency and productivity of assembly Line 1 at Marvair, an HVAC manufacturer, our senior design team developed a recommendation plan for the company to improve the line.
    • Measuring the Effect of Supplementary English Instruction on Renaissance STAR Assessment Scores for Springdale Elementary English Language Learners

      Amy Nichols-Belo; Jessica Lewis; Tucker Buffington
      The purpose of this study was to research the impacts of an after-school intervention program on reading comprehension for elementary school students in grades kindergarten through fifth who are English Language Learners. This project involved two components: an intervention and an assessment. The intervention consisted of five, one hour, after-school sessions in which the target population received small group support from Mercer University student volunteers.
    • Mechanical Evaluation of 3D Printed Polymers - A New Lab Design

      Dorina Mihut; Arash Afshar; Dylan Kennedy
      A new lab developed to handle the increased amount of students passing through the junior level mechanical engineering lab.
    • Mercer Access Map

      Bob Allen; Cody Lee; Rob Saxon
      A map and routing application for individuals with limited mobility on Mercer Macon Campus
    • Mercer on Mission: STEAM Education in South Africa?

      Robert Allen; William Darragh; Harrison Verhine
      In the summer of 2019, the first Mercer on Mission teaching computer science in South Africa took place. This poster gives a general overview of this new and exciting Mercer on Mission.
    • Mercury Capture System Direct Flame

      Laura Lackey; Adam Kiefer; Isaac St.Clair; Samantha Pierce
      An apparatus for capturing and coalescing hot mercury vapor emitted from heated gold-mercury amalgams was designed for use in gold shop communities. This was an alternate design in conjunction with Mercer on Mission Guyana.
    • Metal Sulfide Alloy Nanoparticles: Electrochemical Band Gap vs. Spectroscopic Band Gap

      Dale Moore; Mahjabin Patrawala; Carolyn Cafro
      Metal sulfide alloy nanoparticle synthesized using the CdxZn1-xS formula to probe composition dependence of near-surface localization phenomenon using cyclic voltammetry and ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy.
    • Methamphetamine Induced Immune Dysregulation

      Peter Uchakin; Sydney Andrzejak
      In this study we aim to analyze how methamphetamine modulates Th1-Th2-Treg-Th17-Th22-Th9 (ThX) pathways in CTX-TNA2 astrocyte cell line.
    • Minority Mentor Community Mentoring�Program: Improving Awareness�of Career�&�Educational Opportunities�Using Personalized Curriculum�

      Mary Alice Morgan; Aditi Dave
      “The Minority Mentor Community Based-Mentor Program is a research-based service project dedicated towards implementing an during-school, college/career advising program to help educate tenth-grade students about secondary education and post-high school opportunities through mentorship advisement by undergraduate students. Through a series of 7 one-on-one sessions, trained undergraduate mentors worked one-on-one with Northeast High School tenth grade mentees by teaching lessons tailored to their mentee’s future interest.
    • Mobile Solar-Powered Water Pump Unit

      Ruiyun Fu; Philip McCreanor; Caitlyn Patton; Emily Davis
      This project consisted of building a cart and tilt apparatus for a solar panel that will be used to power a water pump. The tilt apparatus was fixed to the cart, and allows the solar panel to be adjusted to various angles, based on the sun’s position, to maximize panel output.
    • Modern Minstrelsy: The Art of Displacement

      Andrew Silver; Casey Allen
      This project is a research essay on the ways that minstrelsy still exists in modern media culture, particularily exploring three movies from the late 90's and early 2000's: Shrek (2001), The Phantom Menace (1999), and The Fifth Element (1997). This essay explores how minstrel forms evolved over time and how displacment and distancing allow them to exist in modern media without being recognized and criticized.
    • Multi-Sensor Measurement Device

      Stephen Hill; Scott Schultz; Robby Gill; Michael Marcoux; Ty McLemore; Andrew Deloach
      Our goal for this project is to deliver a portable device that measures pressure, carbon dioxide, temperature, and humidity.