2019 Undergraduate Research Conference

2019 Undergraduate Research Conference Disciplinary Themes Winners

Disciplinary Theme Name(s) Project Title
Arts and Design - Oral Kerrington Maner Art as a Conservation Tactic
Biological Sciences Honors - 1st Place Oral Presentation: Allison Tran
Poster: Rohit Arja
Lyophilization and Stable Storage of Nucleic Acid Nanoparticles
The Relative Importance of IFI16 in Propagating Pro-Inflammatory Responses upon Foreign DNA Challenge in IFI16 Deficient Human Astrocytes
Biological Sciences Honors - Honorable Mention Oral Presentation: Seth Flynn
Poster: Sarah Lotz 
The Inflammatory Breast Tumor Microenvironment Promotes Angiogenesis
Understanding Hsp70 Isoform Specificity in the DNA Damage Response
Education Oral Presentation: Nafis Muhammed
Poster: Madeline Nottingham & Alex Martin
Investigating the Factors that Influence Males to become Elementary Teachers
Investigating and Comparing Aspects of Sustainable Development Goal #4
Health Sciences Oral Presentation: Sarah Mullen
Poster: Colleen Parker
Childhood Nutrition in Underpriviliged Socioeconomic Groups: A Comparision between the United States and South Africa
Implementation of a Quality Assurance (QA) Program in a Multicenter Hospital System
Humanities Oral Presentation: Toby Kalejaiye
Poster: John Holmes
A Comparative Analysis of the Effects of Critical Mass or Critical Actor Theory
The Three Towers of Orthodoxy: Nicaea, Trebizond, Epirus
Math and Computer Sciences - combined Allie Beckman BRIDGES
Science, Technology and Engineering Oral Presentation: Julia Nelson
Poster: Matthew McCue
An Integrative Study of Marmot Responses to Ecotourism
The Pleasure of Fairness? Exploring the Motivations of Fair Behavior Using the Dictator and Ultimatum Tasks
Social Sciences Oral Presentation: Andrea Badillo-PĂ©rez
Poster: Vani Singh
Causes and Current Intervention Methods of Gender-Based Violence in South Africa and the United States
Studying the Relationship between Transit Systems and Economic Segregation in Three Major MSA


2019 Atkins Library Undergraduate Research Award Winners

Atkins Award Category Project Title Faculty Advisor Department
Seena Koohestani  A Goal-Oriented Approach to Finding the Source of Meaning in Life  Amy Canevello Psychological Science
Biological Sciences/Health Sciences
Sarah Lotz Understanding Hsp70 Isoform Specificity in the DNA Damage Response Andrew Truman Biological Sciences
Susanna Olson Carolinians in the Margins: The Systematic Cover-Up of Difficult History in North Carolina Textbooks, 1950-2016 Shepherd McKinley History
Health Science
Vidhya Balasubramanian Postpartum Depression Screening and Referrals in WIC Clinics Maren Coffman School of Nursing
Erfan Al-Hossami TeamUNCC - The Code/Natural Language Challenge Samira Shaikh Computer Science


2019 community engaged scholarship awards

1st PLACE:  Thomasina Pearce Does the Caseload of Youth and Family Services Workers Affect their Work Performance?
2nd PLACE:  Lauren-Caroline Heider Building a Bridge


2019 Sustainability Winners

1st PLACE:  Madison Harris Perceptions Regarding Consumption of Animal Products and Correlation with Behavior amongst NC Undergraduate Students


2019 Honors College Awards

Humanities Award Anne Wade The Haunts in These Hills: The Cultural and Historical Power of the Appalachian Ghost Story
Interdisciplinary Studies Award Elizabeth Kay Effects of OTC Bleaching Treatments on Enamel 
STEM Award Claire Gates In Vitro Enzymatic Synthesis of the Enterobacterial Common Antigen