Undergraduate Research Day 2012

Undergraduate Research Day 2012 - Thursday, October 11

Three Student Oral Presentations: 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. - Rockwell Pavilion

Over 125 Poster Presentations: 4 - 5 p.m. - Rockwell Pavilion & The Honors College

Welcome and Remarks: 5 - 5:30 p.m.

Awards and Continue Poster Viewings: 5:30 - 6 p.m.

The 8th annual Undergraduate Research Day 2012 showcased the achievements of undergraduate researchers from the University of Houston through poster and oral presentations. Student presenters included undergraduates from a wide range of majors and colleges at the University. The SURF 2012 students presented on their summer research projects, and were joined by other undergraduates who conducted substantive research projects within the last year. Over 10 colleges and 30 academic departments were represented at the event. For more information, review the press release and a video on the event.

Schedule for Oral Presentations:
1:30-1:45 p.m.
Characterization of Surface Morphology and Deformation on 
Handcart Rock Glacier, Colorado Using Terrestrial Laser Scanning
Student Researcher: Yanet Cuddus
Principal Investigator and Mentor: Julia Wellner
Department: Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

1:50-2:05 p.m.
Solving the Heat Equation with a Highly Oscillatory 
Thermal Diffusivity
Student Researcher: Alonso Miranda
Principal Investigators and Mentors: Daniel Onofrei and Yuliya Gorb
Department:  Mathematics

2:10-2:25 p.m.
Investigating the Role of the Long Non-Coding RNA in the Differentiation of Osteoblasts and Keratinocytes
Student Researcher: Scott Moncrieff
Principal Investigator and Mentor: Preethi Gunaratne
Department: Biology and Biochemistry


Poster Presenter at UR Day 11   Matt Dickenson and Anna Sophia Fields at UR Day 11

Participants at UR Day 11   Adelanwa Adesany at UR Day 11

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