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On Saturday, August 10, 2013, USF Sociology student Damian Patrinostro presented “Exploring the Social Construction of a Zoo: Explicit vs. Implicit Functions and their Implications” at the annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction in New York City. His paper originated with field work conducted as part of a Research Experience course. Damian is also working on a paper on people’s interactions with zoo animals with his mentor, Dr. Chris Ponticelli. Damian will graduate this semester and is working on applications for graduate school.
Kat Poblete, who graduated with highest honors this past summer, will present a portion of her Sociology honor’s thesis at the annual meeting of the Mid-South Sociology Society in October, 2013. In her paper, “The Conceptual and The Personal: Bridging the Gap in Emerging Alternative Food Initiatives,” Kat enhances the literature on the alternative food movement with in-depth interviews with people intimately involved in area movements. Kat’s research mentor for this project was Dr. Chris Ponticelli.
Congratulations to Kat and Damian on their high academic achievements!
Biology major Jyoti Mehta has co-published “New hope for a microRNA therapy for pulmonary arterial hypertension” with P.T. Parthasarathy, R. Lockey, and her research mentor Dr. Narasaiah Kolliputi. The article appears in the July 2013 issue of Frontiers in Genetics.
Jyoti has been actively involved with the OUR since attending a workshop during the Fall 2012 semester. She obtained her research position in Dr. Kolliputi’s through the OUR mentor position request initiative. Jyoti also served as a volunteer during the 2013 Undergraduate Research Colloquium.
The OUR congratulates Jyoti Mehta on her high academic achievement and we wish her much success in the future!
On Fri. April 26, 2013 the OUR hosted a presentation session for students who participated in the Spring 2013 Business Case Competition. Student groups shared their reflections about participating in the competition and the most persuasive group presentation was awarded the OUR Undergraduate Research in Business Using Case Competition Award. Read more about the Business Case Competition
2013 OUR Undergraduate Research in Business Using Case Competition Award recipients
Team: The Diversity of Research
Team Members: Syed Hasan, Chad Masters, Yanin Nanakorn
Congratulations to all of the students who participated this semester!
This award recognizes undergraduate student role models who demonstrate sound practices in the use of USF Tampa library resources that support research projects that will be presented at the Undergraduate Research and Arts Colloquium.
College of The Arts & Sciences; Biology
Project: The Florida Mental Health Institute’s Role in Statewide Children’s Mental Health Advocacy
Mentor: Tomaro Taylor
This award recognized outstanding undergraduate research in humanities disciplines. Awards are based on faculty nominations and departmental review of the research project. Students present the research in oral or poster at the Undergraduate Research and Arts Colloquium.
College of The Arts & Sciences; English
Project: The Evolution of Research
Mentor: Mary Gould