TASDC Research Symposium and Competition – 2022

TASDC Research Symposium and Competition – 2022

April 22, 2022

A Virtual Conference

Organized by

Tennessee Association of Science Department Chairs

Walters State Community College, TN

Sponsored by

Virginia Research Institute, USA

Please submit your registration to receive our zoom link to connect to the conference.

Registration Link

FORMAT FOR TITLES AND ABSTRACTS SUBMISSIONS ONLY

  • The title should be written in 14 – point, Times New Roman.
  • Type the title in bold.
  • Following the title, type in 12-point, Times New Roman, the first name, middle initial (if desired), and last name of each author. Do not include academic degrees. This should be center aligned under the title.
  • The authors’ names should be followed in italics by the official name(s) of the academic institution, in addition to the corresponding city and state (no abbreviations).
  • All other information should be written in 12-point, Times New Roman.
  • All paragraphs within the work should be left justified.
  • The title “abstract” should be in bold and should be center aligned.
  • The text of the abstract should begin one line after the title “abstract” and should be left justified.
  • The abstract should be written as a single paragraph and should not exceed 150 words. The abstract should include at least three key words.
  • The abstract should state concisely the purpose, objectives, results, and conclusions.
  • Scientific names should be indicated by italic type.
  • When referencing work, choose MLA, APA, or Chicago/Turabian style and be consistent throughout the work.
  • Please send your abstract to registrar@tasdc.org or eugene.desilva@ws.edu

Format for Full Paper Submissions

Instructions for Contributors:

  1. The title should be written in 14 – point, Times New Roman.
  2. Type the title in bold.
  3. Following the title, type in 12-point, Times New Roman, the first name, middle initial (if desired), and last name of each author. Do not include academic degrees. This should be center aligned under the title.
  4. The authors’ names should be followed in italics by the official name(s) of the academic institution, in addition to the corresponding city and state (no abbreviations).
  5. All other information should be written in 12-point, Times New Roman.
  6. All paragraphs within the work should be left justified.
  7. The title “abstract” should be in bold and should be center aligned.
  8. The text of the abstract should begin one line after the title “abstract” and should be left justified.
  9. The abstract should be written as a single paragraph and should not exceed 150 words. The abstract should include at least three key words.
  10. When referencing work, choose MLA, APA, or Chicago/Turabian style and be consistent throughout the work.
  11. The paper should have relevant headings. All headings should be center aligned and written in bold.
  12. Scientific names should be indicated and should be italicized.
  13. All figures, diagrams, photographs, or other similar media should be formatted for electronic or hard-copy publishing.
  14. Authors must submit a written statement noting that the work is their own, and where necessary copyright permission has been obtained. Authors must also submit evidence of the permission that has been obtained. Once paper has been accepted, authors will be sent a form to fill and confirm this information.
  15. Authors must provide the TASDC and Virginia Research Institute with written permission to use the submitted work.
  16. Authors must confirm that the submitted paper has not been published or submitted elsewhere.

To access the journal, you need to receive permission. Please email,  registrar@virginiaresearchinstitute.org

Submission Requirements

Papers must be submitted in a suitable form for publication. This includes standard word processor formats. Of these, the preferred format is the latest version of Microsoft Word. The documents may incorporate figures or attach separate figures with clear references. Figures are required as bit-mapped images in GIF, TIFF or JPEG format, or original photographs or printed figures can be scanned for a small charge.

The suggested scan formats for different types of image are:

Color photographs and drawings – 24-bit color saved as a JPEG image

Black-and-white photographs – 8 bit grey scale saved as a JPEG image

Black-and-white drawings – 1-bit monochrome saved as a GIF image

Please note that any animation, video and sound files may take a very long time to load and a decision on the suitability of such material for publication will be made by the editorial board. There is no limit to the number of words/pages per paper. The editorial board reserves the right to request changes or reduction. Your paper should be e-mailed to the Chairman of the Editorial Board with a covering note stating your affiliations and a statement confirming that the paper has not been published elsewhere or submitted for publication in any other journals. It is the author’s responsibility to ensure that all permissions are received from relevant parties including co-authors before the submission.

Zoom link for the conference

https://ws-edu.zoom.us/j/99376019874

Program

Friday 22, April 2022

8:00 am – 8:05 am – Introduction – Dr. Terry Rawlinson – Professor of Psychology, Walters State Community College, Section Chair – Psychology Division – Tennessee Association of Science Department Chairs, Tennessee, USA

8:05 am – 8:20 am – Welcome – Dr. Donna Seagle, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Walters State Community College, Tennessee, USA.

8:20 am – 8:40 am – TASDC Vision – Dr. Eugene de Silva, Ph.D. FRSA – President – Tennessee Association of Science Department Chairs, Tennessee, USA

8:40 am – 9:00 am – Our Commitment to Research – Dr. Matthew Smith – Dean of Natural Sciences, Walters State Community College, Tennessee, USA

9:00 am – 9:20 am – Career Development Towards Breaking Through Frontiers in Chemical research – Guest of Honor: Prof S. A. Deraniyagala, B.S., Ph.D. (Dalhousie, Canada), C. Chem., F.I.Chem.C. – President of Institute of Chemistry, Sri Lanka, Retired Senior Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

9:20 am – 9:40 am -Challenging Healthcare Education in Radiation – Invited Special Guest – Ms. Gabrielle Knight M.H. Sc., CNMT, RT (R), Nova Southeastern University, Florida, USA

Invited Post-graduate Student Speaker

9:40 am – 10:00 am – Perspectives of Teachers about an Effective Professional Development Program – Michelle. B. Silva Weerawardana B.Sc. – Western Sydney University, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Undergraduate Student Speakers

10:00 am – 10:20 am – The Effects of Water Pollution on Phenotypic Ratios of Ceratopteris Richardii – Joshua Bailey – Walters State Community College, Morristown , Tennessee, USA

10:20 am – 10:40 am – A Review of the Types of Neurotransmitters and How They Help with Mental Illness Identification and the Technologies that Identify them – Hailey Painter – Walters State Community College, Tennessee, USA

10:40 am – 11:00 am – The Occurrence of Offspring Mutations in Drosophila – Dominic H. Maddux -Walters State Community College, Tennessee, USA

11:00 am – 11:20 am – Tourism and Commercial Development along the Little Pigeon River: An Assessment of Stream Health, Coliform Bacteria, and Wastewater Treatment Impacts – Travis Rawlinson – Northview Senior Academy, Walters State Community College, Sevier Campus, Tennessee, USA

11:20 am – 11:40 am – Heat Stress Tolerance in Drosophila – Blain A. Poggemeyer – Walters State Community College, Tennessee, USA

11:40 am – 12:00 noon – “A Chosen Path: A Spatial Memory and Behavioral Study” – Gretchen Elizabeth Greene – Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee, USA

12:00 noon – 12:20 pm – Tennessee’s Turnpike: A Study of the U.S. Route 25E (Appalachian Highway S) Corridor – Tanner Keck – Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee, USA

12:20 pm – 12:40 pm – Characterization of Contaminant Leachate Plume Using P- and S-wave Seismic Velocities – William Hatcher – University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

12:40 pm – 1:00 pm – Annotation of the AN Cluster Actinobacteriophage Kels – Adrianna Sasser – Columbia State Community College, Columbia, Tennessee, USA

1:00 pm – 1:20 pm – Aquaponics: An Integrated Fish and Plant Production System – Owen Rockenbach – Columbia State Community College, Columbia, Tennessee, USA

1:20 pm – 1:40 pm – Organic vs. Nonorganic Fruit on Fertility and Sex Ration in Drosophila Melanogaster Crosses – Christina F. Lawson – Walters State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee, USA

1:40 pm – 2:00 pm – Wild Type and Polka Dot C-Ferns in Varied Temperatures – Taft Walker – Walter State Community College, Morristown, Tennessee, USA

2:00 pm – 2:10 pm – Vote of Thanks – Dr. Lisa Eccles, Ph.D., M.S., DLM(ASCP), C(ASCP), TN e-Campus Developer and Mentor, Phi Theta Kappa Advisor.

Judges: Ms. Elena Owen, Dr. Terry Rawlinson