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This is Research: Student Symposium 2018

 

Auburn University is pleased to announce the return of the This is Research: Student Symposium, following a successful second year. This is Research: Student Symposium 2018 will give students an opportunity to share their research university-wide. Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to participate through oral presentations, posters, and creative scholarship displays. The symposium will also include a mentor recognition luncheon, judging of students’ presentations and opportunities for prospective students and potential employers to view and discuss students’ research. An awards ceremony, held one week following the symposium, will feature a keynote speaker and reception.

The 2018 Symposium will be held on March 26, 2018 in the AU Student Center.
Abstract submission window will be Jan 11-Feb 1, 2018.

 


2017 This is Research: Student Symposium

Program

The program of the 2017 poster and oral presentations can be found here.

First Place Winners

Oral presentation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math: Jennifer Kaczmarek
Title: “Direct production of human engineered cardiac tissues by pluripotent stem cell encapsulation in gelatin methacryloyl”

Oral presentation in Research and Creative Scholarship in Design, Arts and Humanities: Kelsie Shipley
Title: “The unpublished Roman à Clef: private fiction and public figures at the turn of the 19th century in The Navy Officer”

Poster presentation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math: David Hall
Title: “Controlling size and surface properties of PLGA nanoparticles for vaccine delivery system”

Poster presentation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math: Ethan Hofer
Title: “Controlling the ion distribution in electroactive polymers for more dynamic actuation response”

Poster presentation in Research and Creative Scholarship in Design, Arts and Humanities: Crystal Harrell
Title: “Reconstructing post-emancipation communities through the preservation of African American cemeteries”

Second Place Winners

Oral presentation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math: James Smith
Title: “Multi-Bend Antenna Optimization by Genetic Algorithms”

Oral presentation in Research and Creative Scholarship in Design, Arts and Humanities: Hannah Skjellum
Title: “Reviving the mother of the blues: a continuation of the reconsideration of Ma Rainey as an important black queer figure”

Poster presentation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math: Marlee Morgan
Title: “In vivo effects of deepwater horizon crude oil and corexit dispersant on rodent hematological markers"

Poster presentation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math: Trevor Cofer
Title: “Fresh market tomato yield and quality as affected by potassium rates and sources”

Poster presentation in Research and Creative Scholarship in Design, Arts and Humanities: Peyton Camp
Title: “Understanding engagement and motivation in learning a complex motor skill”

2016 This is Research: Student Symposium

Third Place Winners

Oral presentation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math: Jiyeong Choi
Title: "Patterns of Ni concentration among populations of the high-Ni insect Melanotrichus boydi (Hemiptera: Miridae), a specialist on the Ni hyperaccumulator plant Streptanthus polygaloides (Brassicaceae)"

Oral presentation in Research and Creative Scholarship in Design, Arts and Humanities: Katie Brown
Title: “Researching food insecurity at Auburn University”

Poster presentation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math: Philip Wang
Title: “Role of carotenoids as antioxidants in Tigriopus californicus”

Poster presentation in Research and Creative Scholarship in Design, Arts and Humanities: Natalie Stephens
Title: “Teaching spatial visualization in chemistry”

Award Archive

This is Research: Student Symposium 2016

First Place Winners

Oral presentation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math: Sara Rains
Title: Identifying effective community development practicies in Ecuador

Oral presentation in Research and Creative Scholarship in Design, Arts and Humanities: Abigail Katsoulis
Title: ARCHIBET

Poster presentation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math: Martin Wang
Title: Computational study of electrostatically tunable band offsets in MoS2 multilayers

Poster presentation in Research and Creative Scholarship in Design, Arts and Humanities: Ryan Bowen
Title: Generation of new landscape forms through mold making, digital, and mixed media experimentation.

Second Place Winners

Oral presentation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math: Doyon Kim
Title: Variations of Toeplitz' Conjecture

Oral presentation in Research and Creative Scholarship in Design, Arts and Humanities: Emma Hyche
Title: Inmate labor and its connections to historical systems of racial labor exploitation

Poster presentation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math: Christina Pickering
Title: Development of gold-lipidic nanocomposites for cancer improved chemotherapeutic delivery

Poster presentation in Research and Creative Scholarship in Design, Arts and Humanities: AJ Dessert
Title: Pediatric trauma and disease control center

Third Place Winners

Oral presentation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math: Matthew George
Title: Effects of door width on wild pig entrance into traps

Oral presentation in Research and Creative Scholarship in Design, Arts and Humanities: Max Zinner
Title: When church and state collide: Mormonism and polygamy in the late 19th century

Poster presentation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math: Jeffry Iskandar
Title: Production of bio-oil by hydrothermal liquefaction of algae

Poster presentation in Research and Creative Scholarship in Design, Arts and Humanities: Lauren Thomas
Title: Hospital Saint Paul de Tarsa


2016 Awards Ceremony
View the program for the 2016 poster and oral presentations

 

This is Research: Student Symposium 2015

First Place Winners

Oral presentation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math: William Roberts
Title: Depth estimation with a plenoptic camera.

Oral presentation in Research and Creative Scholarship in Design, Arts and Humanities: Shaun Armstead
Title: Feminized battlegrounds: Internationalisms at the 1975 United Nations’ World Conferences for International Women’s Year in Mexico City.

Poster presentation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math: Sara Emily McCarty
Title:Differential gene expression in Xylella fastidiosa under increased calcium conditions.

Poster presentation in Research and Creative Scholarship in Design, Arts and Humanities: Richard Bryant
Title: In between: Addressing the problem of an aging school infrastructure.

Second Place Winners

Oral presentation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math: Shelbie Keel
Title: The effects of the implementation of the Help America Vote Act on election administration and voter confidence.

Oral presentation in Research and Creative Scholarship in Design, Arts and Humanities: Matthew Pollock
Title:From Dahrar to Déorwine: Examining Tolkien’s interpretation of sound symbolism.

Poster presentation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math: Joseph Pearman and Nicolas Pinones
Title:Synthesis and select biological activity of substituted butenolides.

Poster presentation in Research and Creative Scholarship in Design, Arts and Humanities: Kristin Dobbs
Title: Non-biodegradable waste impacts and management solutions.

Third Place Winners

Oral presentation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math: Audrey McCandless
Title: Effects of metronomic topotecan on prostate cancer metabolism.

Oral presentation in Research and Creative Scholarship in Design, Arts and Humanities: Lindsey Smith
Title:Antebellum & artillery ancestry.

Poster presentation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math: Whitney Rogers
Title: Effectiveness of novel zinc oxide nanoparticles on preventing biofilm growth of various vascular bacterial plant pathogens.

Poster presentation in Research and Creative Scholarship in Design, Arts and Humanities: Adam Levet and Megan Wood
Title: Urban Studio: The power of redundancy.

Last modified: November 4, 2017