Texas Tech University – Summer 2017

Meet the 2017 Awardees

Madeline Niichel

Advisor: Dr. Jones
Project Title: Humanization of Robots: The Role of Group Membership

Final Presentation

Hi, my name is Maddie Niichel and I am a Junior in the Human Systems Engineering program at Arizona State University–Polytechnic in Mesa, AZ. I am also pursuing a minor in Engineering Management. I am excited for the opportunities this program has given me and cannot wait to apply what I learn here to my program back home!

Joselyn Hathaway

Advisor: Dr. Sera
Project Title: Numeracy and Decision Making

Final Presentation

Hello, my name is Joselyn Hathaway. I am from Gates County, North Carolina and currently reside in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. I am a junior at Elizabeth City State University, which is located in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. My major is mathematics with a concentration in secondary education.

Kristen McGatlin

Advisor: Dr. Davis
Project Title: How are preferences formed for rule following and exception items?

Final Presentation

Hi, my name is Kristen McGatlin. I am from Linn, Kansas and attend Kansas State University. I am headed into my senior year majoring in psychology with a concentration in cognitive research. I am also working towards a secondary degree in gerontology. I am blessed that I am able to spend my summer here and can’t wait to learn all that I can!

Vivian Nelson

Advisor: Dr. DeLucia
Project Title: Effects of Oncoming Vehicle Size on Overtaking Judgment

Final Presentation

I am Vivian Nelson a resident of Memphis, TN. I attend the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff where I am in my junior year. My major is biology geared toward the pre-dental path.



Auriel Jasper-Morris

Advisor: Dr. Talley
Project Title: Perspective Taking and Relationship Advice

Final Presentation

Hello, my name is Auriel Jasper-Morris. I am from Houston, Texas and currently reside in New Orleans, Louisiana. I am a junior and a McNair Scholar at Xavier University of Louisiana. My major is Psychology with a minor in Chemistry.

Cooper Rodriguez

Advisor: Dr. Klein
Project Title: The Effect of Restorative Environments on Sustained Attention: A Replication and Extension of Berto (2005)

Final Presentation

Hello, my name is Cooper Rodriguez. I am from Pinehurst, North Carolina and I currently attend Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina. I am a senior, majoring in Exercise and Sports Science with a concentration in Health and Wellness.

Jada Elleby

Advisor: Dr. Hohman
Project Title: Attitude Correctness Facilitates Intergroup Anger and Negative Perceptions of Opposing Others

Final Presentation

Hello, my name is Jada Elleby. I am from Charlotte, North Carolina. I currently reside in Greensboro, North Carolina where I attend school at the illustrious North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. I am a junior Sociology student with a concentration in Liberal Studies. I am more than appreciative of this opportunity and can’t wait to apply what I’ve learned here back at my home institution.

Cecilia Garza

Advisor: Dr. Yang
Project Title: Effects of Object Surfaces and Shapes on Hand Grip Function for Heavy Objects

Final Presentation

Hi y’all! My name is Cecilia Rose Garza. I’m from Rio Grande City, Texas but attend Texas A&M University-Kingsville. I currently major in Psychology with a minor in Business. It’s a blessing to be here and work with my collaborators. More than anything I’m excited for the opportunities to come from being apart of this esteemed program.