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UR Mentor Publishes New Findings on Alzheimer’s Disease!

Thursday, September 5th, 2013 | Posted in News & Announcements by Lisa Piazza | No Comments »

Undergraduate Research mentor Dr. Chad Dickey talks about his latest research. View the Video »

Undergraduate Researchers in Sociology Present their Projects at National Conferences!

Thursday, August 29th, 2013 | Posted in News & Announcements by Lisa Piazza | No Comments »

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!

Undergraduate Researcher Publishes in Prestigious Journal!

Friday, July 26th, 2013 | Posted in News & Announcements by Lisa Piazza | 1 Comment »

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!

Fall 2013 Public Health Research Course

Friday, June 7th, 2013 | Posted in News & Announcements by Lisa Piazza | No Comments »

HSC Introduction to Evaluation and Research 2

“The Diversity of Research” Business Case Competition Team Wins OUR Award

Friday, May 3rd, 2013 | Posted in News & Announcements by Lisa Piazza | No Comments »

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!

Excellence in Undergraduate Research

Friday, May 3rd, 2013 | Posted in News & Announcements by Lisa Piazza | No Comments »

Congratulations to the 2013 Undergraduate Research and Arts Colloquium student award recipients! View the complete list of award recipients
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2013 USF Tampa Library Award for Best Use of Research Literature

Monday, April 29th, 2013 | Posted in News & Announcements by Paul Trusik | No Comments »

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.

Olivia Means

College of The Arts & Sciences; Biology
Project: The Florida Mental Health Institute’s Role in Statewide Children’s Mental Health Advocacy
Mentor: Tomaro Taylor

2013 Undergraduate Research In Humanities Award

Monday, April 29th, 2013 | Posted in News & Announcements by Paul Trusik | No Comments »

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.

Amanda Paradis

College of The Arts & Sciences; English
Project: The Evolution of Research
Mentor: Mary Gould

2013 Excellence in Undergraduate Research Award

Monday, April 29th, 2013 | Posted in News & Announcements by Paul Trusik | No Comments »

Awards are based on nominations by facilitators who engage with student researchers during the annual Undergraduate Research and Arts Colloquium. Students receiving these awards exhibited a high level of engagement and passion for their research project, high quality of presentation and ability to look beyond the project.

Angela Azmitia

College of The Arts; Studio Art/Drawing
Project: Beauty: An Artists Introspective
Mentor: Julie Weitz

Dane Bardroff

College of Engineering; Mechanical Engineering
Project: Expanding Circular Mechanisms
Mentor: Craig Lusk

Jessica Barron

College of The Arts; Fine Arts
Project: Mixing Wine and Gender: Cross-Dressing in Ancient Greece
Mentor: Mary Fournier

Emily Bauer

College of Arts and Sciences; Biomedical Sciences
Project: Changing Student Understanding of Engagement in Undergraduate Research at an R1 University Through a Getting Started Workshop
Mentor: Richard S Pollenz

Mason Chilmonczyk

College of Engineering; Mechanical Engineering
Project: Technical Design, Implementation & Control of an Atomic Layer Deposition Reactor into a pre-existing UHV Analysis Chamber
Mentor: Rudigar Schlaf

Mona de Torres

College of The Arts; Fine Arts
Project: Mixing Wine and Gender: Cross-Dressing in Ancient Greece
Mentor: Mary Fournier

Michael Del Valle

College of Engineering; Chemical Engineering
Project: Alertness Detection via Single Channel EEG
Mentor: Anna Pyayt

Morgan Donovan

College of Behavioral and Community Sciences; Communication Sciences & Disorders
Project: Speech Production Skills in Conversational Speech: Errors Related to Overlapping Speech Sounds
Mentor: Ruth Bahr

Kristina Gemayel

College of Arts and Sciences; Biochemistry
Project: Genomic sequencing as a novel mechanism for comprehensive analysis of polymorphisms in primary immunodeficiency disease
Mentor: Gary Litman

Samantha Groene

College of Arts and Sciences; Psychology
Project: Are You ‘Fan’ Enough? The Role of Identity in Media Fandoms
Mentor: Vanessa Hettinger

Jeffrey Hansen

College of The Arts; Fine Arts
Project: Mixing Wine and Gender: Cross-Dressing in Ancient Greece
Mentor: Mary Fournier

Mary Jamieson

College of Arts and Sciences; Psychology
Project: Usability of Electronic Reading Devices
Mentor: Lisa Elliott

Jena Keenan

College of Arts and Sciences; Psychology and Sociology
Project: Adolescent Adjustment in Step-families: The Role of Sibling Relationships
Mentor: Tiina Ojanen

Christopher Konig

College of Arts and Sciences; Biomedical Sciences
Project: Three dimensional measure of the degree of diversity exhibited by CDDI’s global compounds based on distinct fingerprinting methods
Mentor: Bill Baker

Benjamin Matlack

College of Engineering; Mechanical Engineering
Project: Increasing Your Walking Efficiency With An Attachable Device To Your Feet
Mentor: Kyle Reed

Milora Morley

College of Public Health
Project: Missing Incidents in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Antecedents, Descriptions, and Consequences
Mentor: Meredeth Rowe

Stephen Naylor

College of Arts and Sciences; History
Project: The Changing Face of Argentine Immigration: The “Ley de Residencia” and the Impact of Darwinism in 19th Century Argentina
Mentor: Adriana Novoa

Kimmy Nguyen

College of Arts and Sciences; Microbiology
Project: Strain specific generation time for Escherichia coli O157:H7 and its ramifications on rapid detection targeting the stx-2 gene in inoculated food samples using real-time PCR
Mentor: Aparna Tatavarthy

Yukiko Palmore

College of Education; Early Childhood Education
Project: The Passage of Time
Mentor: Ilene Berson

RubyLee Redbrook-Robinson

College of Arts and Sciences; Psychology
Project: Dying Is A Part Of Living: Death Anxiety In Minorities
Mentor: Amanda Holup, Whinny Shen

Meaghan Staples

College of Arts and Sciences; Biomedical Sciences
Project: CD36 Mediation of the β-Amyloid Signaled Neuro-Inflammation Following Traumatic Brain Injury
Mentor: Cesar Borlongan

JoAnn Tebo

College of Arts and Sciences; Interdisciplinary Social Sciences
Project: Preparing for Future Hope: Analyzing the Hidden Clues in the Sociology of Science Fiction Stories
Mentor: Melanie Griffin

Philip Townsend

College of The Arts; Fine Arts
Project: Mixing Wine and Gender: Cross-Dressing in Ancient Greece
Mentor: Mary Fournier

Sandra Zivkovic

College of Arts and Sciences; Cell Biology, Microbiology and Molecular Biology
Project: The effects of caloric restriction on isolated brain mitochondrial function in a transgenic P301L tau mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease
Mentor: Vedad Delic, Patrick Bradshaw

Undergraduate Researchers Help Create Online Exhibits in Special and Digital Collections!

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013 | Posted in News & Announcements by Lisa Piazza | No Comments »

In 2012, the OUR partnered with Special and Digital Collections to create additional research experiences for undergraduates. More than a dozen students have participated in SDC projects so far and several have completed online exhibit projects. Gopi Patel served as Assistant Curator for the exhibit Living a Genocide: The Children of Darfur under the direction of research librarian Dr. Musa Olaka and Rebecca Stoll worked with research librarian Andy Huse on the project The University of South Florida: A Historic Overview. View Online Exhibits

 

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