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  • Undergraduate Research and Arts Colloquium

    With nearly 500 student presenters, the 2016 Undergraduate Research and Arts Colloquium is the largest undergraduate research conference in the state of Florida. 

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

     

    First Name Last Name Project Title Award
    Krista Williams Class Distinction in British India during the nineteenth to early twentieth-century Undergraduate Research in History Award
    Charles Harris The Arab Cold War: U.S.-Middle Eastern Foreign Policy, 1946-1957 Undergraduate Research in History Award
    Amanda Kerstman Anthropomorphism and the Power of Effectance Motivation: Effects of Providing Information on Dolphin Behavior to People High in Effectance Motivation Best Use of Library Resources AWARD
    Jorge Rojas Trauma and Mental Illness in Contemporary Incarnations of the Most Peculiar Citizens of Gotham City OUR Ressearch Excellence Award
    Ryan Fay Early History of Chopsticks in China OUR Ressearch Excellence Award
    Raquel Rosales The Evolution of Satan OUR Ressearch Excellence Award
    Dawn Grayford Is Art Failing You? OUR Ressearch Excellence Award
    Skylar Guilder The Correlation Between Demographics and Islamophobia OUR Ressearch Excellence Award
    Raaven Goffe Stage-specific RNAseq gene expression profiling of a malaria parasite CAF1 mutant: CAF1 is an important post-transcriptional regulator OUR Ressearch Excellence Award
    Daniel Schadrac Effects of Perceived Stress and Discrimination on Cognition in Older Blacks OUR Ressearch Excellence Award
    Girgis Fahmy Soccer in Germany OUR Ressearch Excellence Award
    Alauna Martinez Humans of the Honors College: Using Photovoice as a Process for Developing an Ethnographic Assessment of Culture within the USF Honors College OUR Ressearch Excellence Award
    Raquib Zaman Exploring the Medieval Mediterranean Economy OUR Ressearch Excellence Award
    Luiz Setti Luiz Setti Exploring the Medieval Mediterranean Economy OUR Ressearch Excellence Award
    Ryan Cox Exploring the Medieval Mediterranean Economy OUR Ressearch Excellence Award
    Juan Zapata Does I-Sharing Mitigate the Effects of a Gender Threat on Heterosexual Men’s Antigay and Defensive Reactions? OUR Ressearch Excellence Award
    Paola Mancera Examination of the Short-Term Study Abroad Program: An in-depth Comparison of Undergraduate Student Experiences in Differing Geographical Locations OUR Ressearch Excellence Award
    Olivia Amorose STEM Self-Efficacy and Belonging: Associations with Intention to Leave STEM Majors OUR Ressearch Excellence Award
    Carrie Robart Boron-Nitrogen Dative Bonding Benchmark Analysis using Computational Simulations OUR Ressearch Excellence Award
    Giselle Irio Enhancement of Organic II laboratories by the introduction of hands-on NMR spectroscopy (CHM 2211L) OUR Ressearch Excellence Award
    Mark Noble Chromatin remodeling proteins influence the Heat Shcok Response in Caenorhabditis elegans OUR Ressearch Excellence Award
    Sanim Rahman Controlled Synthesis of Gold Nanoparticles OUR Ressearch Excellence Award
    Mary Alao Examining the Progress toward Guinea Worm Disease Eradication: A Review of the Literature OUR Ressearch Excellence Award
    Rachel Broadwater The Impact of Social Media on the Work Roles of the Fashion Retail Buyer OUR Ressearch Excellence Award
    Heather Palmer Homework Effectiveness: A Look at the ELL and non ELL Experience OUR Ressearch Excellence Award
    Corey Valdez Controlled Synthesis of Transition Metal Dichalcogenide Monolayers OUR Ressearch Excellence Award
    McKenzie Watson The Effects of Tamoxifen on Auditory Brainstem Response in Aging Female Mice OUR Ressearch Excellence Award
    Ariana Schwark Variance in Gender Roles in Fitness Videos OUR Ressearch Excellence Award
    Beatrice Brodsky Variance in Gender Roles in Fitness Videos OUR Ressearch Excellence Award
    Yasmin Alawi Martins Variance in Gender Roles in Fitness Videos OUR Ressearch Excellence Award
    Nancy Habib Students’ Perception of Competence is correlated with Productivity OUR Ressearch Excellence Award
    Karie John Student Perceptions of Academic Misconduct at USF: A Ten-Year Comparison OUR Ressearch Excellence Award
    Victoria Marino Student Perceptions of Academic Misconduct at USF: A Ten-Year Comparison OUR Ressearch Excellence Award
    Jasmine Ortiz Student Perceptions of Academic Misconduct at USF: A Ten-Year Comparison OUR Ressearch Excellence Award
    Freeman Gerhardt Student Perceptions of Academic Misconduct at USF: A Ten-Year Comparison OUR Ressearch Excellence Award
    Ali Sigimundi Student Perceptions of Academic Misconduct at USF: A Ten-Year Comparison OUR Ressearch Excellence Award
    Enakshi Sunassee Using a proliferation saturation Index to predict the response to radiation in cancer patients and provide personalized radiotherapy OUR Ressearch Excellence Award
    Stephanie Radu Molecular therapeutics approach to inhibit neuroinflammation pathways in efforts of halting Alzheimer’s disease progression in transgenic mouse models OUR Ressearch Excellence Award
    Thomas Licata Using receptor adaptor proteins to study crucial oncogenic processes OUR Ressearch Excellence Award
    Abigail Bridges Fukushima’s Effect on Global Energy Security OUR Ressearch Excellence Award
    Matthew Kastelic Perovskites as Photocatalysts: A Study of Band Edge and Band Gap OUR Ressearch Excellence Award


    2016 Colloquium Sponsor: ResearchOne

    Research One logo
    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.

    Best Use of the Research Literature

    The Library grants up to a $500.00 award to the undergraduate who best demonstrates use of library materials for their research project. Application Deadline: April 1, 2016.


    Excellence in Undergraduate Research Award

    All participating students are eligible to be nominated for an Excellence in Undergraduate Research Award. It is anticipated that over $7,500 in awards will be presented to at least 30 students across all disciplines.

    The “Take Your Class to the Colloquium” initiative fosters greater student awareness of, and excitement about, undergraduate research opportunities at USF. Faculty may register one or more of their courses to attend oral or poster presentations. Participation is open to any undergraduate course. General education courses and courses targeting first- and second-year undergraduates are strongly encouraged to participate.

    The deadline for class registration is April 1, 2016

    Which Classes Should Register?

    Participation is open to any undergraduate course. General education courses and courses targeting first- and second-year undergraduates are strongly encouraged to participate.

    Expectations of the Faculty

    To register a class for this initiative:

    What the OUR Will Provide

    On the Day of the Colloquium the OUR will:

    • Check in your students and track attendance
    • Provide each student with a copy of the Engagement Questionnaire
    • Provide instructions for completing the questionnaire and interacting with at least 2 student presenters.
    • Collect completed questionnaires

    After the Colloquium the OUR will:

    • Send you a list of attendees and a scanned copy of the completed questionnaire for each student who participated.
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