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  • Undergraduate Research and Arts Colloquium

    On Wednesday, April 6, 2016, the Office for Undergraduate Research will host the Undergraduate Research and Arts Colloquium. The event will be held in the Marshall Student Center (Ballroom and conference rooms) and will provide a venue for undergraduate students in all disciplines to present their current research and receive feedback from research mentors and peers.

    Key Dates:

    Presenter Application Available Fri. Dec. 11, 2015
    Presenter Application Deadline Tues. March 8, 2016
    Mentor Approval Form Deadline Tues. March 8 2016
    Notification of Acceptance between Fri. March 11-Fri. March 18, 2016
    Research and Arts Colloquium Wed April 6, 2016
    Attend Colloquium Prep Workshops Jan-March, 2016

    2015 Colloquium Abstract Program

    This year’s Colloquium showcased the research of over 400 students across a multitude of disciplines including theater arts, medicine, community sciences, music education, physics, natural sciences and many more. In addition, more than 100 faculty, administrators, graduate students, postdoctoral scholars and alumni served as facilitators for the event. Excellence in Undergraduate Research Awards were awarded to 31 students. The list of 2015 award recipients appears below.




    2015 Excellence in UG Research Award

    Student(s) Mentor Project Title
    Laura Henning Ruth Bahr Gesture Use in Children with Angelman Syndrome
    Shelby Povtak, Kiara Marie Narvaez Lisa Piazza Tampa Tableaux
    Ishan Chopra, John O’Connor, Romel Pancho Santiago Sandi-Urena Reform in general chemistry laboratory instruction: How do students experience change?
    Rachel Fanti, Laysa Mena, Katherine Bui Heike Scharm A Culinary Journey in Times of Globalization: The Evolution and Export of Parisian Cuisine
    Rebecca Haskins Philip Bishop Standardization of the Chinese script
    Madison McGrew Angela Eward-Mangione Unicorns: The Unity of Christian Medieval Thought and Postmodernism
    Courtney Penn David Kang Cofilin activation promotes Aβ-induced synaptic and mitochondrial disfunction
    Jeremy Lomax Philip Motta Importance of being Organized: the Effects of Changing Tooth Arrangement on Durophagous Predation
    Priyanshi Patel Narasaiah Kolliputi Potential role of Atp8b1 in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis through dysregulation of Club-Clara cells
    Kirsten Antonen Lindsey Shaw Pseudomonas aeruginosa Efflux Inhibition Utilizing Novel Triamine Compounds
    Jude Nawlo Joseph Walton Objective assay of neural correlates of tinnitus using an across channel gap-in-noise paradigm
    Brian Eckert George Nolas Quaternary Chalcogenides: Novel Materials for Thermoelectrics Applications
    Lynn Le Cheryl Vamos Oral Health Literacy: A Priority Amongst Pregnant Women
    David Jones Danielle Findley Coherence and Valence of Self Concepts: Unique Link with Depression, Narcissism and Aggression in Adolescence
    Ricci Allen, Hayley Kessler, Breanna Dennes Samantha Gomes Gender Roles in Recent Disney films
    Michael Wedebrock Julie Langford Felicitas and Fortuna: The use of fortune in establishing a ‘divine’ mandate for the new regimes of Augustus and Castro
    Nina Dearwater, Nina Kacey Andrew Smith Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys Genealogical Research
    Jenna Alderiso Charles McGee Composition of a Clay Body
    Kaitlin Lostroscio Stephanie Carey Torso Rotation as a Marker of Limiting Factors for Body Powered Prosthetic Terminal Devices
    Ariane Rosario Sarina Ergas Enhanced Bioenergy Production from Lignocellulosic Waste by Solid-State Anaerobic Digestion through Bioaugmentation
    James Jacobelli Elizabeth Doone Special Education Teachers’ Beliefs on Least Restrictive Environment
    Erik Hagen Clint Randles Creative Performance Chamber Ensemble and the Birth of a Rock Opera
    Nanchy Velez Lisa Piazza Masks (Layers)

    Best Use of Research Literature Award

    Eduardo Garcia William Murray “Ships, Spoils and Spectacle: How Sulla’s Naval Strategy Defeated Mithradates VI and Conquered Rome”
    Ahmed Mohamed Anatoli Ignatov Traditions of thought on biomedical ethics in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Undergraduate Research in Physiology Award

    Anthony Asta Aryn Harrison Cortical Auditory Evoked Responses of Older Adults with and without Mild Cognitive Impairment

    Undergraduate Research in History Award

    Dennis Allen Adriana Novoa The Mexican Revolution in El Paso: From the Pages of The El Paso Herald
    Alyssa Culp Michael Decker, Barbara Lewis Memoirs of the Armenian Genocide

    2015 Colloquium Sponsor: ResearchOne

    ResearchOne is a celebration of research-related activities and events that showcase the work of our researchers throughout the USF System. From its beginnings as a single week of events in the Fall of 2008, ResearchOne has expanded to promote USF research-related events and activities year-round, on all USF campuses.
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