Twenty undergraduates with strong connections to the Collat School of Business recently joined other UAB students to present the results of their independent projects at two events showcasing undergraduate research.
UAB Undergraduate Research Expo
All of the students made presentations at the Seventh Annual UAB Undergraduate Research Expo on April 11, 2014, describing independent research projects. The disciplines represented included not only the business disciplines but also the disciplines from the other UAB schools where many business students also have ties.
There were over 140 presentations made at the Expo, with over 300 presenters, in the categories of arts and humanities; biological, life, and physical sciences; business, financial, and international studies; social, behavioral and health sciences; and service learning.
Seven of the students, all participants in the Collat School of Business Honors Program, won awards for their presentations from the Expo organizers:
Poster Presentation Awards
- Kyle Portwood (Finance), who won first place in the poster division for Business, Financial and International Studies, with his project, “Jefferson County bond analysis: A municipal meltdown in the South.”
- Emily Mosley (Mathematics), who won second place in the poster division for Business, Financial and International Studies, with her project, “Generational differences and their influence on negotiation style.”
- Margaret Yeh (Industrial Distribution), who won third place in the poster division for Business, Financial and International Studies, with her project, “Creating leaders through adversity.”
- Arun Nakhasi (Health Care Management), who won first place in the poster division for Social, Behavioral and Health Sciences, with his project, “A systematic approach to hospital financial management.”
Oral Presentation Awards
- Andreanna Johnson (Industrial Distribution), who won first place in the oral presentation division for Business and International Studies, with her project, “Negotiating styles: Men vs. women.”
- Abby Hackett (Marketing), who won second place in the oral presentation division for Business and International Studies, with her project, “A social revolution: How social media has changed leadership.”
- Tyler Mims (Industrial Distribution), who won third place in the oral presentation division for Business and International Studies, with his project, “The link between mental imagery and performance: In baseball and professional selling.”
UA System Honors Research Conference
Collat School of Business senior Jordan Jones (Economics), a member of the Class of 2014 cohort of the Collat School of Business Honors Program, was a winner at another event for undergraduate research on April 12, 2014. Jordan was one of four UAB winners (out of seven categories) at the 13th annual University of Alabama System Honors Research Conference, for his poster presentation on "Economic conditions and health: The role of income inequality." This conference brings together honors students from UA, UAH, and UAB for podium and poster presentations that are assessed by a panel of judges from the various campuses. Four of the seven categories were won by UAB students.
The following Collat Business faculty served as advisors for the students on their projects: Scott Boyar (MISQ), Paul DiGangi (MISQ), Griffin Edwards (MIDE), John Hansen (MIDE), Karen Kennedy (MIDE), Keri Larson (MISQ), Andreas Rauterkus (ACFN), Joshua Robinson (MIDE), Arline Savage (ACFN), Grant Savage (MISQ), Jennifer Fries Taylor (MIDE), Barbara Wech (MISQ), James Worrell (ACFN),
The Collat School of Business Honors Program is a selective, three-semester program for high-achieving undergraduates seeking to learn more about business leadership.