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Tier One Scholars Present at Undergraduate Research Day 2013

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Undergard research day

October 10, 2013 – Tier One Scholars joined 130 undergraduates who presented their research at the annual UH Undergraduate Research Day. Tier One Scholars Stacy Nguy and Cara Riffe were among those who received Outstanding Poster Awards. Six of the eight Tier One Scholar presenters were also recipients of the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship. All Tier One Scholars receive a $1,000 Research Stipend for conducting research with a faculty mentor. Current scholars who are interested in exploring research opportunities should visit the Research Benefits page.


List of Presenters:

Continuous Hematocrit Monitoring Using Optical Coherence Tomography

Thomas Hsu, Scholar, Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)  
Kirill Larin, Mentor
Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering

Smartphone User Authentication

Christopher Krivik, Tier One Scholar, SURF Fellow  
Weidong Shi, Mentor
Computer Science, College of Natural Science and Mathematics

Effect of Nicotine Exposure on Fetal Development

Sruthi Mathews, Tier One Scholar, SURF Fellow  
Kirill Larin, Mentor
Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering

Imaging and Electrophysiological Characterization of Cortical Spreading Depression

Varun Potluri, Tier One Scholar, SURF Fellow  
Jokūbas Žiburkus, Mentor
Biology and Biochemistry, College of Natural Science and Mathematics

Behavioral Effects of CPA on Dravet Syndrome

Cara Riffe, Tier One Scholar, SURF Fellow  
Jokūbas Žiburkus, Mentor
Biology and Biochemistry, College of Natural Science and Mathematics

Food Intake Similarities and Differences among Food Insecure Households

Boston Yoder, Tier One Scholar, SURF Fellow  
Daphne Hernandez, Mentor
Health & Human Performance, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

Characterization of Behavioral Deficiencies in FMR 1 – Knockout Female Mice

Stacy Nguy, Tier One Scholar
Maria Tejada-Simon, Mentor 
Pharmacological & Pharamaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy

Discrete Calculus on a Scaled Number Line

Sarah Stanley, Tier One Scholar
William Ott  & Allan Peterson, Mentors 
Mathematics, College of Natural Science and Mathematics, University of Lincoln Nebraska, Affiliate