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National Conference on Undergraduate Research

Megan Levis (Biomed. Engr., '15) presents her research at NCUR 2013 (University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, La Crosse, WI)
Megan Levis (Biomed. Engr., '15) presents her research at NCUR 2013 (University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, La Crosse, WI).

The National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) promotes undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative activity in all fields of study. The annual conference, hosted by the Council on Undergraduate Research at a different university each year, gives undergraduate scholars in all fields and from all types of institutions of higher learning a forum to share the results of their work through posters, presentations, performances and works of art.

NCUR 2015

Eastern Washington University | Cheney, WA
April 16-18, 2015

Submit an abstract to present your work at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research 2015! This year's conference, hosted by the Council on Undergraduate Research, will be hosted at Eastern Washington University in Cheney, WA.

Deadline to apply: December 2, 2014
www.cur.org/ncur_2015/abstract_submission/

NCUR 2014

University of Kentucky | Lexington, KY
April 2-5, 2014

Congratulations to the following students who were accepted to present their work at NCUR 2014:

College of Arts & Sciences

Katherine Berman
Major: Biological Sciences, ’15
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Shivanthi Anandan
“Identification of the PSBDII Gene Signal Transduction Pathway in S. Elongatus PCC 7942 by Utilizing the Coda and Luxab Reporter Gene and Transposon Mutagenesis”

Poonam Bhavsar
Major: Biological Sciences, ‘16
Faculty Mentor:
Dr. Shivanthi Anandan
“Identification of the PSBDII Gene Signal Transduction Pathway in S. Elongatus PCC 7942 by Utilizing the Coda and Luxab Reporter Gene and Transposon Mutagenesis”

Aqsaa Chaudhry
Major: Biological Sciences, ‘14
Faculty Mentor:
“Kinetic Identification of Membrane Transporters that assist Transcellular Transport of P-GP Substrates Across Confluent Cell Monolayers”

Megan Hartz
Major: Psychology, ’14
Faculty Mentor:
“The Relationship of Social Anxiety on Social Networking Sites Usage”

Rebecca Olsho
Major: International Area Studies, ’17
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Maria Hnaraki
Research conducted through the iSTAR Program (Greece)
“The Constitution of the Sea: Energy Implication and Blue Growth in the Mediterranean”

Aimee Turner
Major: Custom-Designed Major, ’18
Research conducted independently
“A Four-Year Mathematical Analysis as a Predictor of Dams Impact on Biodiversity and Stream Recovery”

College of Computing & Informatics

Jordan Jobs
Major: Information Systems, ’16
Research conducted through the DAAD Rise Program (Germany)
“Analysis of User Interface Concepts for the Smart Home”

College of Engineering

Alexander McBride
Major: Materials Science & Engineering, ’17
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jennifer Atchison, Dr. Volker Presser
Research conducted through the iSTAR Program (Germany)
“Investigating Charge Induced Swelling of Porous Carbon Electrodes in Ionic Liquids"

Colin Stacy
Major: Mechanical Engineering, ’14
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Richard Cairncross
“Extraction of Lipids from Trap Grease for Biodisel Production”

Drexel University College of Medicine

Oresta Borodevyc
Major: Biological Sciences, ‘16
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Gerald Soslau
“Cardioprotection: Estrogen’s Role in Platelet Activation”

Sabrina Douglas
Major: Nursing, ’16
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Seena Ajit
“MicroRNAs as Treatment Biomarkers in Chronic Pain”

LeBow College of Business

Simone Dallaire
Major: International Business, Legal Studies
Research conducted independently
“Trends in the Enforcement of US Foreign Trade Restrictions”

NCUR 2013

University of Wisconsin - La Crosse | La Crosse, WI
April 11-13, 2013

Congratulations to the following students who were accepted to present their work at NCUR 2013:

College of Arts & Sciences

Lindsay Bushong
Major: Environmental Science, '16
Faculty Mentor: Mr. Skip Weiner
“Urban Greening: An Organic Solution to Teenage Anxiety”

Aja Carter
Major: Biology, '14
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kenneth Lacovara
“Restoration of a Cretaceous Crocodile through Digital and Traditional Paleontology Techniques”

Elliott Chiu
Major: Biology (B.S.)/Environmental Science (M.S.), ‘13
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Gail Hearn
“Chameleon Prey Selection: Implications for Survival and Conservation in Disturbed Habitats”

Esteban Martinez
Major: Biology, '13
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Eishi Noguchi
“The role of Maf1 in the coordination of transcription and replication processes to prevent DNA damage at tRNA gene loci”

Alex Benjamin
Major: Mechanical Engineering '15
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Pavel Grinfeld
“Minimal Surfaces with Cavities of Given Perimeter”

College of Engineering

Rishon Benjamin
Major: Chemical Engineering '15
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Yoseff Elabd
“Development and Characterization of Solid State Polymer Electrolyte Membranes for Use in Alkaline Fuel Cells”

Terry Xie
Major: Materials Engineering, '14
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Steve May
“Doping dependence of the electronic properties of LaxSr1-xFeO3 epitaxial thin film”

Drexel University College of Medicine

Sabrina Douglas
Major: Nursing, '16
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Seena Aijit
“Treatment-induced microRNA alterations in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome”

iSchool

Jordan Jobs
Major: Information Systems, '16
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Prudence Dairymple
“Investigating Health Information and Seeking and Internet Access among Parents”

LeBow College of Business

Jordan Sbraccia*
Major: Business Administration, '16
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ralph Walkling
"The Determinants of Extreme One-Day Stock Returns”

School of Biomedical Engineering

Veronika Legkobitova*
Major: Mechanical Engineering '16
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Matthew Maltese
“Effect of Brain Stem Displacement on Traumatic Brain Injury”

Megan Levis
Major: Biomedical Engineering, '16
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Gary Friedman
“Cancer Cell Nanoparticle Enhanced Electroporation”

Averie Palovcak*
Major: Biomedical Engineering, '16
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Margaret Wheatley
“Induction of Apoptosis by Targeted Ultrasound Contrast Agents in Cancer Therapy”

Mashaal Syed
Major: Biomedical Engineering, '16
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Patricia Shewokis
“fNIR for Improved Control & Sensory Feedback in Neuroprosthetics”

*These students, though accepted, were ultimately unable to attend and present at NCUR 2013.