Undergraduate Research Day 2015

The Office of Undergraduate Research’s 11th annual Undergraduate Research Day took place on Thursday, October 22nd at 4 p.m. in the Rockwell Pavilion, M.D. Anderson Library, and the Honors College. For more information, review the press release on the event.

Outstanding Poster Awards
Congratulations to the following students, whose posters were selected for outstanding poster awards by our judges: 

Name Mentor  Department Title
Saul Acevedo Cheung Physics High-throughput quantification of frustration in protein interaction networks
Adriana Aylala Kwon Industrial Design UNO
Thao Do Burns Optometry The Effect of Metabolic Syndrome on Cornea
Robyn Douglas Sharp Psychology  The Relation Between Suicidal Ideation, Perceived Burdensomeness, and Financial Stress in Adolescent Inpatients
Maria Ferreira Aleman Political Science Paths to Power Among Female Presidents in Latin America
Zhenyu Hu Shih Electrical & Computer Engr Measuring Malachite Green on Modified Cicada Wings
Ashley Jones Ledoux Health & Human Performance Pilot clinical trial of repeated doses of Macimorelin to assess safety and efficacy in patients with cancer cachexia
Marwa Kharboutli Mohan Biomedical Engineering  Identification of Novel Protein Biomarkers for Inflammatory Bowel Disease Using Antibodies Microarrays
Dillon Kopecky Baldelli Chemistry Gold Single Crystal Electrodes as a Support for Cobalt Monolayers to Study the Electrochemical Evolution of Oxygen
Hoang Luu Tate Biology & Biochemistry The Cost of Immunity on Fecundity Evolution in Infected Populations
Jamie Newcomb Qureshi Architecture and Design Spatially Investing In Our Future: JW Peavy Senior Center
Edna Paredes  Reitzel Psych, Health, & Learning Sci  Improving the Implementation of a Tobacco-free Workplace Policy at Mental Health Treatment Facilities
Sunil Shahani Zouridakis Engineering Technology Google Glass as a Diagnostic for Melanoma
Andrew Steier Mann Earth & Atmospheric Sci Evaluation of Previously Published Kinematic Plate Models for the Opening of the South Atlantic Ocean using a GIS Compilation of Geologic and Geophysical Information
Sheiva Vakili Frigo  Biology & Biochemistry Targeting Androgen Receptor Mediated Sugar Metabolism In Prostate Cancer Through Inhibition Of Glucose Transport
Cesar Vasquez Flores Bannerot Mechanical Engineering Self-sustainable, Mobile Fog-Collector

Student Poster Presentations -- Full Listing

Student Oral Presentations -- Full Schedule

Over 175 undergraduates presented posters and oral projects at this event. 74 of these students participated in the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program. Outstanding poster awards will be given by faculty from a wide range of disciplines. Hundreds of attendees celebrated the achievements of our student researchers by touring the posters and oral presentations. 

NSM Article on Undergraduate Research Day 2015

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.