More than 50 students present their research at the Undergraduate Summer Research Award (USRA) poster session
Undergraduate research students presented their work at the 2023 Undergraduate Summer Research Award Poster Session on September 21 in the Student Center Atrium. Students presented research that was funded by the Undergraduate Summer Research Award (USRA) Program, conducted in collaboration with faculty mentors and often as part of a research team of undergraduate and graduate students and post-doctoral researchers.
Based on faculty votes, prizes were awarded to the best posters in two categories: STEM fields and humanities/non-STEM fields.
Posters receiving awards were:
Colin Overy (advisor Liqun Ning) Material Characterization of Natural Hydrogels for the Development of Nerve Scaffolds in Tissue Regeneration Applications
2nd Place (tie)
Elaina Casteel, Delaney Brown, and Jillian Gady (Advisor Bibo Li) Characterize TbRAP1 BRCT1 and Myb Domain Functions by Mutagenesis
2nd Place (tie)
Sophie McIntyre (advisor Xue-Long Sun) Synthesis of lysosome-directed sialidase inhibitors
Stephen Omeike (advisor Tushar Borkar) Studying the Process-Microstructure-Properties Relationship of M2 Tool Steel Processed by Binder Jetting
Jonathan Carpenter (advisor Cigdem Slankard) Documentary Storytelling and Community Narratives: Local Stories with Global Resonance
Diana Schoder (advisors Grace Huang and Eddie Lam) Parenting Practices of the Newly US Resettled Families: A Cross-Cultural Comparison
The Office of Research congratulates all of the students and their faculty mentors, and encourages undergraduate and graduate students to continue to actively engage in research.