Agriculture and Nutrition Science

Undergraduate Research

Research and Scholarship Opportunities

AGNS Student Research Achievements

Research posters presented at the Southern Utah University’s Student-Faculty Research Day, 2007

  • Holly Bishop, Lionel Grady and Artis Grady –  Messages about breastfeeding: A content analysis of major U.S. newspapers
  • Leah Britt and Matthew Schmidt – Comparison of heart disease risk factors between African American and Caucasian athletes at Southern Utah University
  • Lindsay Clark and Cynthia Wright – Soda pop consumption among Southern Utah University students
  • Misty Dial and Cynthia Wright – Relationship between blood glucose and body mass index in Southern Utah University students
  • Julie Goldthrope and Cynthia Wright – Prevalence and type of food allergies in Iron County School District kindergarten students
  • Kelly Wilcock and Cynthia Wright – Comparison of food selected by Iron County middle school students with the Dietary Reference Intakes
  • Rachel Hermansen and Matthew Schmidt – Nutrition status, hydration status and fluid intake of collegiate female modern dances
  • Leslie Mortensen and Cynthia Wright – Do prepaid meal plans impact college students’ diets?
  • Brooke Ewing, Hailie Pollock, Cynthia Wright, Kelsey Alen, Greg Thompson, Kim Weaver and Ty Redd – Effectiveness of supplementary calcium absorption

Research posters presented at Utah Conference on Undergraduate Research, 2007

  • Amy Gochnour, Artis Grady and Matthew Schmidt - Hydration status and perceived exertion in collegiate female distance runners

Research posters presented at Utah Dietetic Association Annual Meeting, 2007

  • Holly Bishop, Lionel Grady and Artis Grady –  Messages about breastfeeding: A content analysis of major U.S. newspapers

Research posters presented at International Society of Sports Nutrition, 2007

  • Leah Britt and Matthew Schmidt – Comparison of heart disease risk factors between African American and Caucasian athletes at Southern Utah University
  • Rachel Hermansen and Matthew Schmidt – Nutrition status, hydration status and fluid intake of collegiate female modern dances
  • Amy Gochnour, Artis Grady and Matthew Schmidt - Ability of collegiate male distance runners to adequately rehydrate prior to exercise on subsequent practice days
  • Ashley Smith and Matthew Schmidt - Examining nutrition status and hydration status of collegiate female soccer players throughout the competitive season

Research posters presented at American Dietetic Association Annual Meeting, 2007

  • Susie Goebel, Artis Grady and Matthew Schmidt - Childless, Single Males’ Knowledge About Breastfeeding and Their Ideas for Supporting a Future Breastfeeding Partner
  • Susie Goebel Johnson, Artis Grady and Matthew Schmidt - Childless, Single Males’ Perceptions as to Why Women Choose Not to Breastfeed

Research posters presented at Utah Conference on Undergraduate Research, 2008

  • Kelly Wilcock and Cynthia Wright – Comparison of food selected by Iron County middle school students with the Dietary Reference Intakes
  • Brooke Ewing, Hailie Pollock, Cynthia Wright, Kelsey Alen, Greg Thompson, Kim Weaver and Ty Redd – Effectiveness of supplementary calcium absorption

Oral presentation and research posters presented at the Southern Utah University’s Student-Faculty Research Day, 2008

  • Jessica Shields and Cynthia Wright – Impact of monitoring physical activity on physical activity level
  • Nick Thompson, Janelle Money, Kayla McIntyre and Cynthia Wright – Sugar content of soft drinks
  • Kimberly Mathews, Katilyn Milford, Amberlee Lynn and Cynthia Wright – Intuitive eating behaviors of Southern Utah University students
  • Katelin Atkin, Stacey Juntenen and Cynthia Wright – Potability of household water storage
  • Kamber Ellsowrith and Hollie Kelly –
  • Jana Houston and Artis Grady – Dietary behaviors of preschool children in a culturally homogeneous rural community
  • Kristy Gonzalez and Artis Grady – Looking Beyond the Table: An examination of the frequency of family meals and their influence on food preferences and body mass index of preschool children
  • Lauren Challis, Matthew Johnson, Artis Grady and Matthew Schmidt – Comparing Childless Single Males’ and Females’ Attitudes and Knowledge of Breastfeeding
  • Savanna Sorensen, Alicia DeWolfe and Matthew Schmidt - Examining nutrition status, hydration status, and energy expenditure of collegiate female gymnast throughout the competitive season
  • Mariah Thompson and Chad Gasser – Genotypic Variation of the Prion Protein Gene Among Suffolk, Rambouillet, and Targhee sheep

Research to be presented at Western Regional Honors Conference, 2008

  • Mariah Thompson and Chad Gasser – Genotypic Variation of the Prion Protein Gene Among Suffolk, Rambouillet, and Targhee sheep

Research posters presented at Utah Dietetic Association Annual Meeting, 2008

  • Jessica Shields and Cynthia Wright – Impact of monitoring physical activity on physical activity level
  • Kimberly Mathews, Katilyn Milford, Amberlee Lynn and Cynthia Wright – Intuitive eating behaviors of Southern Utah University students
  • Katelin Atkin, Stacey Juntenen and Cynthia Wright – Potability of household water storage
  • Kelly Wilcock and Cynthia Wright – Comparison of food selected by Iron County middle school students with the Dietary Reference Intakes
  • Jana Houston and Artis Grady – Dietary behaviors of preschool children in a culturally homogeneous rural community
  • Lauren Challis, Matthew Johnson, Artis Grady and Matthew Schmidt – Comparing Childless Single Males’ and Females’ Attitudes and Knowledge of Breastfeeding
  • Alicia deWolfe and Matthew Schmidt - Childhood food rules link to young adult eating behaviors
  • Lauren Challis, Matthew Johnson, Artis Grady and Matthew Schmidt – Comparing Childless Single Males’ and Females’ Attitudes and Knowledge of Breastfeeding

Research posters submitted for presentation at International Society of Sports Nutrition, 2008

  • Jessica Shields and Cynthia Wright – Impact of monitoring physical activity on physical activity level
  • Nick Thompson, Janelle Money, Kayla McIntyre and Cynthia Wright – Sugar content of soft drinks
  • Rachel Hermansen, Lauren Holden and Matthew Schmidt - Does reported eating behavior, perspectives on healthy eating habits and body image, and anthropometric measurements improve after a nutrition intervention program in a group of adolescent female competitive dancers?
  • Savanna Larsen, Alyssa Smailes, Daneile Snelling and Matthew Schmidt - Examining nutrition status, hydration status, and energy expenditure of collegiate female gymnast throughout the competitive season

Research poster to be presented at American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Meeting, 2008

  • Jana Houston and Artis Grady – Dietary behaviors of preschool children in a culturally homogeneous rural community

Research poster to be presented at Society for Nutrition Education Annual Meeting, 2008

  • Kelly Wilcock and Cynthia Wright – Comparison of food selected by Iron County middle school students with the Dietary Reference Intakes