A&M-Commerce Students Excel at Pathways Research Symposium in Galveston

Forty-six A&M-Commerce students participated in the 18th annual Texas A&M University System Pathways Student Research Symposium held on March 2 and 3 at Texas A&M University at Galveston, and 16 brought home high marks.

The symposium is a student research showcase open to undergraduate and graduate students from all Texas A&M System institutions. At the event, students gain experience presenting research and networking with faculty members, judges, and students from across the A&M System.

A&M-Commerce took home approximately 22% of the total awards from the Pathways Symposium with six first-place winners, four second-place winners and six third-place winners.

The A&M-Commerce award winners are as follows:

Biomedical and Health Sciences

  • Shepard Theriot, 3rd place, Master's
  • Madelyn Terrell, 3rd place, Undergraduate


  • Romaldo Solis, 1st place, Doctoral
  • William Roby, 2nd place, Master's

Education and Computer Science

  • John Gibbons, 1st place, Doctoral
  • Gouda Taha, 2nd place, Doctoral
  • Yu Lei, 3rd place, Doctoral
  • John Miller, 1st place, Undergraduate

Life Sciences

  • Caden Sullivan, 1st place, Undergraduate

Mathematics and Physical Sciences

  • Hailey Burt, 1st place, Master's
  • Shahrukh Islam, 2nd place, Master's
  • Perfect Asare, 3rd place, Master's
  • Crystal Wong, 2nd place, Undergraduate

Social Sciences

  • Stormy Montes, 3rd place, Doctoral
  • Marcia Louis, 3rd place, Master's
  • Eleanor Sisto, 1st place, Undergraduate

Leah Kanaman, administrative coordinator with the Office of Special Programs and Dr. Jennifer Schroeder, dean of the Graduate School, traveled with the students to Galveston for the symposium. Several A&M-Commerce faculty members also participated as judges.

View the full list of winners on the TAMUS Pathways Student Research Symposium page.

Photo caption: Twelve Pathways winners pose with their certificates. L to R: Perfect Asare, Shahrukh Islam, Crystal Wong, Yu Lee, Haley Burt, John Gibbons, Romaldo Solis, Gouda Taha, Eleanor Sisto, Shepard Theriot, Caden Sullivan and John Miller