Undergraduate Research Day 2014

Over 150 undergraduate researchers from colleges across the University of Houston participated in the Office of Undergraduate Research’s 10th annual research day. The event took place on Thursday, October 9th at 4 p.m. in the Rockwell Pavilion, M.D. Anderson Library, and the Honors College. Hundreds of attendees celebrated the achievements of our student researchers by touring the posters and oral presentations.

Images from UH Undergraduate Research Day 2014

Outstanding Poster Award Winners

Student Faculty Mentor Research Title
Radhini Abeysekera Preethi Gunaratne Investigating the anti-metastatic role of microRNA in osteosarcoma
Ola Al Hatem Gregg Roman The ethanol binding protein unc13 is regulator of ethanol sedation sensitivity in Drosophila melanogaster
Mercedes Anderson Samuel McQuillan Measurement of Career Self-Efficacy in STEM Fields for Middle School Adolescents
Haley Body Carla Sharp The dynamics of psychopathy: Affective versus cognitive theory of mind
Timothy Burt Margaret Cheung Heterogeneous Gō-model captures robust folding nucleus of wild-type LysM domain and circular variant
Hadill Calderon Elizabeth Simas Partisanship and the Gender Dynamic: Their roles in electoral campaign strategies
Ismela Correa
Gabriela Cruz
Casey Hall
Christian Madison
Fatemeh Mirghassemi
Tyler Swensen
Dan Price
Peggy Linder
Summer of Apps: Data and Community
Stephanie Erickson Wendy Nelson FTIR Analysis of Ethiopian Xenoliths: Water Abundance Evidence for an Unaltered, Ancient Mantle Source
Zachary Garvey Daniel Onofrei Local Control of the Heat Equation
Emily Keller
Roni Kop
Gregory Marinic Dead Mall Syndrome: An Exploration of American Shopping Malls through the Lens of Time
Eunjin Grace Kim Ziad Quershi Travelife: A Stable Life in a Mobile Family Home
Dalia Lezzar Sergey Shevkoplyas Stability of the Paper-based Assay for Sickle Cell Disease
Lydia Liou Sujata Sirsat Reducing Cross Contamination at a Farmers Market
Tam Nguyen Jeffrey Rimer
Peter Vekilov
Investigation of Hematin-Antimalarial Drugs Complexation in a Biomimetic Solvent
Staci Ouch Hanako Yoshida New Perspectives on Early Verb Learning
Nancy Shenoi Rick A. Wetsel C5a and C3a Suppress Type 1 Interferon Beta Signaling
Cesar Vasquez Flores Yashashree Kulkarni Thermal Conductivity of Graphene from Atomistic Simulations


Audience's Favorite Award Winners

Student Faculty Mentor Research Title
Radhini Abeysekera Preethi Gunaratne Investigating the anti-metastatic role of microRNA in osteosarcoma
Haley Boyd Carla Sharp The dynamics of psychopathy: Affective versus cognitive theory of mind                                  
Ton La, Jr. Ryan Kennedy The Politics of Fear: Biology, Environment, and Public Opinion
Rosie Ortiz Ali Kamrani Understanding Development and Interpretation of Phase Diagrams
Staci Ouch Hanako Yoshida New Perspectives on Early Verb Learning

We thank the Office of the Provost, the Division of Research, and the Honors College for their support of the Office of Undergraduate Research.

For more information regarding Undergraduate Research Day, contact Karen Weber, Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research, 713.743.3367.