Dr. Lumb is a Professor of Marketing in the School of Business, Minnesota State University Moorhead and also a Professor in the School of Management, Xi'an University of Science and Technology, China.
Dr. Lumb's major research interest is globalization and its effect on consumers and countries. Many of her published articles are in this area. Dr. Lumb recently received a research grant from the Chinese Government to further enhance her research related to the effects of globalization on China. She was the first international professor at Chongqing Technology & Business University, China and set up the curriculum for their School of Business. Dr. Lumb has developed exchange programs at Xi'an University of Science and Technology and Chongqing Technology & Business University both in China. She developed the first Virtual Classroom for the School of Business between students from MSUM and Xi'an University of Science and Technology. Dr. Lumb has developed and conducted workshops for the Federal Government of China, served as a consultant to China International Trade & Investment Corporation and is a former partner of a Sino-American joint venture.
Dr. Lumb received her PhD from Louisiana State University and her MBA and BA from Moorhead State University.
The Transformative Power of Student Academic Research in Today's Era of Globalization
I believe that all students should be given a chance to be engaged in opportunities that stimulate curiosity about the world. We need to provide students with the skills to live and work successfully in today's complex global environment. The goal at MSUM is to expand and enhance the programs that have the greatest potential to develop citizens who are able to make sense of today's complex global environment and prepare them to succeed in today's highly competitive era of globalization. One avenue to achieve this is through student academic research, a student-centered learning opportunity where students play a crucial role in the success of their learning experience.
This year, 2014, marks the 16th annual Student Academic Conference at MSUM. Since its inception there has been a technological revolution that has made it possible to partner in collaborative research projects, not only with students from other universities throughout the country, but also with students from universities throughout the world. Student participants from previous Student Academic Conferences indicate that their participation in research projects and the Conference have positively transformed their lives. Today, these collaborative student research projects and the dissemination of the information obtained are having a transformative effect not only on the individual student but have the potential to make a difference around the world.
STUDENTS PANELISTS - COMING SOON
Four students to represent MSUM at the first annual Posters in the Rotunda.
Iwnetim Abate, Yi Chu, Evangeline Holley, and Clarice Wallert will be travelling to St. Paul on February 26th to present their scholarly work to Minnesota legislators under the golden dome of the Capitol Rotunda. This event is designed to draw attention to the excellent undergraduate research and scholarly activity that is being conducted at MSUM and across the other MnSCU institutions.
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Nuclear Magnetic Resonance in MnSO4+H2O
Abate and Ananda Shastri, Ph.D Department of Physics and Astronomy,
Minnesota State University Moorhead, Moorhead, MN 56563
A major obstacle to
the study of fundamental properties of candidate cathode materials is the
morphological complexity of the electrode-electrolyte interface in fuel
cells. This complexity prevents a true determination of the catalytic
mechanisms. To address this challenge, photolithography patterning technique
has been used to make considerably simplified and well-defined electrode
geometries. However, the time required for such fabrication is extreme. In
this work, we employ a simple shadow-mask-patterning method to fabricate a
perovskite oxide-metal composite structure. First, a dense thin film of SrCo0.9Nb0.1O
3 (SCN) is grown on a Y0.16Zr0.84O1.92
(YSZ) single crystal substrate by pulsed laser deposition. Patterned metal
layers are subsequently deposited by DC sputtering with a shadow mask.
Thermal stability and electrochemical properties of the fabricated composite
cathodes are investigated by optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy
and AC impedance spectroscopy (ACIS).
Iwnetim Abate: Tim has taken advantage of the many partnerships
available through MnSCU. In addition
to completing undergraduate research at MSU Moorhead, he has completed two
summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs) at CalTech, he will
also be completing a dual degree program (physics at MSU Moorhead and
Material Science and Engineering at U of Minnesota).
Bioscience and Chemistry
and Biochemistry Department, Minnesota State University Moorhead, Moorhead,
Calcineurin B homologous protein isoform 1(CHP1) is
expressed in nearly all human tissues. Calcineurin B homolgous protein
isoform 2 (CHP2) is primarily expressed in cancer cells. CHP1 and CHP2 are
essential cofactors for the Na+-H+ Exchanger isoform 1
(NHE1), a key protein involved in the transformation of a normal tissue to a
malignant tumor. PSN cells over-express NHE1, while PS120 fibroblasts do not
express NHE1. Thus these two cell lines are used as positive and negative
NHE1 binding controls for CHP1 and CHP2.
The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between CHP2
expression and binding to NHE1 and progression of non-small cell lung cancer.
By transiently transfecting cells with a GFP-CHP fusion protein, we will
assess and measure the location of CHP in cells with and without NHE1
expression. This work will determine the mechanism CHP1 and CHP2 interact
with NHE1 and how this interaction affects cell proliferation and migration.
Clarice Wallert says, “While working with a research team I have also
learned to understand and respect other’s personalities and capabilities
while also being able to utilize and blend everyone’s skills and talents.
This is important for when I start my career and need to work as a team with
my coworkers and employer.”
Katrina Brekke, Chu Yi and Donna Brown
Counselling and Student
University Moorhead, Moorhead, MN 56563
Studies have shown that by having a significant understanding of
diversity and culture, students can appreciate cultural pluralism and
increase awareness toward social inequalities. Possessing this knowledge
benefits individuals as well as communities and has the potential to cause
positive changes in society. By researching examples from universities in the
U.S., analyzing current organizational structure and programs of the
institution, and conducting qualitative and quantitative research, this study
examines the feasibility of implementing an optional "proficiency in
diversity understanding" endorsement at MSUM.
Predictability of food supply, but
not ration, increases exploratory behavior
of Biosciences, Minnesota State University Moorhead
Individual zebrafish (Danio rerio) were assayed for exploratory
tendency in a serial open field test before and after being maintained on one
of the four diet treatments that differed in ration and in predictability of
food delivery. Zebrafish became more exploratory after being maintained on a
diet with a predictable delivery schedule. There was no effect of ration.
Thus, exploratory behavior is inducible by environmental influences
independent of genetic predisposition or social interactions. These results
have implications for management of correlated behavioral syndromes of
exploratory/boldness of animals reared in captivity for later release into
Evangeline Holley: Like several MSU Moorhead students before her, Evangeline’s research
has moved beyond a graduation requirement and has become part of the body of
knowledge in her field, as her manuscript titled
“Predictability of food supply, but not ration, increases
exploratory behavior” is to be published in the Journal of Fish Biology.
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