EAHR Undergraduate Research Team Awarded First Prize at 2015 Student Research Week


Written by: CEHD Communications Staff
Post date: April 08, 2015

The Texas A&M department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development (EAHR) Undergraduate Research Team was awarded first prize in the undergraduate category, “History, Literature, Fine Arts, Communication, Languages and Philosophy” at Texas A&M’s 2015 Student Research Week.

The undergraduate research team, sponsored and directed by Dr. Trez Jones, consisted of Technology Management students Jonathan Martinez, James Ashley and Patrick Brophy. Their research work, “Exploring the Diversity and Enrollment Trends of Texas A&M University Through Music,” took Texas A&M enrollment statistics from 1999 and 2014 and set that data to computer generated music where gender influenced melody/bass, and ethnic diversity contributed to musical effect. Additionally, age difference (getting younger), contributed to the change in tempo.

Formed in 1994 as a one-day poster event, Student Research Week allows hundreds of students from both the graduate and undergraduate levels to present their research in the form of oral or poster presentation. Not only does it showcase student research at Texas A&M, Student Research Week honors excellence in research giving a huge value booster to a student's career.

While participation in student research week is voluntary, Dr. Jones oversaw the students through formal and informal meetings, and guided them toward good research practices.

“Serving as an undergraduate research team sponsor is an incredibly rewarding experience,” said Dr. Jones.  “I am very pleased to have had the opportunity to contribute to this high-impact practice in support of the University’s Quality Enhancement Plan, and am incredibly proud of the work these students accomplished this year.”

As part of the award, the undergraduate student research team received a $300 cash prize.

 

Media Contact: Samantha Edwards, Communications Office Intern, samanthaedwards@cehd.tamu.edu