The University of Houston Office of Undergraduate Research’s 12th annual Undergraduate Research Day was Thursday, October 13, 2016, and was the largest event to date! Approximately 200 undergraduates presented posters and oral projects at the event, which took place in the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Pavillion, the 2nd floor of the MD Anderson Library, and in the Honors College.
Over 60 students who participated in the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program presented their work, as well as more than 100 students who conducted substantive research projects within the last year. This year there were 14 oral presentation panels. Students did an outstanding job delivering a 15 minute presentation on their research, which was followed by a faculty-moderated Q&A session.
The recipients of the Outstanding Poster awards, which were judged by faculty from a wide range of disciplines, were the following:
|Sahar Anjum||Psychology||Michael Zvolensky|
|Eduardo Carranza||Engineering Technology at University of Houston | BioSciences at Rice University||Mequanint Moges (UH) & Jayashree Soman (Rice)|
|Nicholas Daily||English||Hayan Charara|
|Michael Greer||Physics||Edgar Bering|
|Jessica Hedge||Industrial Design||EunSook Kwon|
|Kristina Infante||Hotel & Restaurant Management||Sujata Sirsat|
|Lillian Lin||Electrical & Computer Engineering||Aaron Becker|
|Tara Mars||Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering||Jacinta Conrad|
|Erich McMillan||Physics||Kevin Bassler|
|Karissa Pepin||Earth & Atmospheric Sciences||Aibing Li|
|Rafael Polo Prieto||
Biology & Biochemistry at University of Houston | Department of Organismic & Evolutionary Biology and Department of Molecular & Cell Biology at Harvard University
|Andrés Bendesky (Harvard) & Hopi Hoekstra (Harvard)|
|Serrae Reed||Mechanical Engineering||Pavel Dutta|
|Philip Reid||Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering||Peter Vekilov|
|Jared Turner||Mathematics||William Ott|
|Tung Vu||Biology & Biochemistry at University of Houston | TAMHSC Institute of Biosciences & Technology, Center for Infectious and Inflammatory Diseases||Margaret Warner (UH) & Dekai Zhang (TAMHSC)|
|Quentaxia Wrighting||Psychological, Health & Learning Sciences||Lorraine Reitzel|
We thank the Office of the Provost, the Division of Research, and the Honors College for their support of the Office of Undergraduate Research.
Plan to join us next October (exact date coming soon) for Undergraduate Research Day 2017!
For more information regarding Undergraduate Research Day, contact Karen Weber, Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research, 713.743.3367.