More than 100 undergraduate students at Texas A&M University-Texarkana recently showcased their academic research for the fall 2015 semester at the Program for Learning and Community Engagement poster showcase in Eagle Hall of the University Center.
Winners of the PLACE poster awards with the theme of “Economic Opportunity” are:
Nancy Gathright, a senior Applied Arts and Sciences major from Texarkana, Texas, – 1st place;
Mitchell Roberts, a sophomore General Studies major from Texarkana, Texas, – 2nd place;
Gwendolyn Chatman, a senior Applied Arts and Sciences major from Texarkana, Arkansas, – 3rd place.
Winners of the College of Education and Liberal Arts poster awards are:
Fernanda Hernandez, a senior English major from Wake Village, Texas, – 1st place;
Haley Hamilton, a senior Applied Arts and Sciences major from Foreman, Arkansas,- 2nd place;
Caleb Hill, a senior Applied Arts and Sciences major from Hooks, Texas, 3rd place.
(front row from left) Nancy Gathright, first place; Mitchell Roberts, second place; and Gwendolyn Chatman, third place. Winners of the College of Education and Liberal Arts poster awards are (back row from left) Fernanda Hernandez, first place; Haley Hamilton, second place; and Caleb Hill, third place.
“Practice presenting posters is important because students gain experience for professional conference presentations,” said Dr. Brandy Moore, assistant professor of psychology at A&M-Texarkana and contest coordinator.
PLACE is a faculty-led program designed to create a community of learners comprising A&M-Texarkana students, faculty, staff and the community at large.
“Faculty members annually choose a common theme around which to organize a lecture series and other activities that provide focal points for learning and discussion,” said Dr. Michael Perri, associate professor of history and chair of the PLACE Committee.
PLACE’s goal is to expose its community of learners to a diversity of ideas from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds. This year’s theme is “Economic Opportunity.”