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2024 Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry Showcase Award Winners
April 15-19, 2024

2024 Undergraduate Research Week Poster Competition

April 16, 2024


STEM Category

1st Place

Hamza Patwa

A Study of Measurement Using Open Quantum Systems

 

1st Place

Nisabella Karais

 The Inhibiting Affects of Medicinal Honey on Biofilm Formation

 

2nd Place

Athena Santi

Stimulation of Neurons Through a Chemomagnetic Approach

Using the Neurotransmitter Capsaicin

 

3rd Place

Adyasha Aruk

Assessing the Pathogenic Role of Alzheimer’s Disease Genetic Risk Factor

APOE4 in 3D Cortical Organoids

 

3rd Place

Kimberly Garcia

Exploring the Role of General Amino Acid Permeases in Mediating Candida albicans Sensitivity to the Calcineurin Inhibitor Drug FK506

 

Honorable Mention

Temiyemi Adewumi

Protecting Beef Meat From Lipid Oxidation using the Power of Texas Honeys


 Non-STEM Category

 1st Place

Erik Skogsberg-De La O

Trait Anxiety and Hierarchical Perception: A SystemsFactorial Technology Approach

 

2nd Place

Michelle Nguyen

The Role of Cultural Identities with Colorblind and Racist Attitudes

 

2nd Place

Stacy Carrizales

Cultivating Research Culture: Identifying Marketing Strategies to promote Undergraduate Research Programs at Hispanic Serving Institutions

 

3rd Place

Ricky Pagnozzi II

Associations Between Family Processes and College Students’ Well-Being and Academic Success

 

3rd Place

Arianna Morales-Garza

 Empowering Youth: Unveiling the Impact of School-based Sexual Health Education on Student Wellness

 

Honorable Mention

 John P. Bucu, Aliyyah Busari, Efrain Garza Michael Kressback

Office Space and Shift Optimization:

An Integer Programming Approach to Hybrid Work Allocation

 

2024 Undergraduate Research Week People’s Choice

Poster Award Winner

April 16, 2024

Diego Valdes Cavazos

Hetero-Nanostructured Composites and Their Photocatalytic Degradation of Dyes

 


 2024 Undergraduate Research Week Oral Competition – April 17, 2024

 

1st Place

Alec Solis

Assay Optimization to Characterize C. difficile Biofilms

 

1st Place

Ryan Dennett

Synthesis and Modification of Charged Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) to Enhance Surface Protein Interactions

 

2nd Place

Gabriela Mariano, Yen-Wen Gaines, Nolan Villa, Andrew Estrada, Chris Winans

 Maximizing Workspace Efficiency:

Innovations for Peak Productivity and Performance Enhancement

 

3rd Place

Elizabeth Corrin Salesky

Addicted to Hell - Diphenhydramine Abuse

 


2024 Undergraduate Research Week 2-Min Creative Video Competition –

 April 17, 2024

 

Best in Show:

Integrative Biology CURE Microbial Diversity and Antibiotic Discovery by Lisa Yang, Angel Thomas, Belize Garcia, Donna Degen

 


2024 Undergraduate Research Week 3-Minute Competition – April 18, 2024

 

1st Place

 

North Awad

Recording the Neurons of Drug Infused Crickets

 

2nd Place

Elizabeth Corrin Salesky

Addicted to Hell - Diphenhydramine Abuse

 

2nd Place

North Awad

Antidepressant Induced Sexual Dysfunction: The detrimental impact on quality of life

 

3rd Place

Emily Perez

The Great Canadian Migration

 


2024 Undergraduate Research Week Faculty Mentor Award – April 19, 2024

Donna Degen

College of Science – Integrative Biology

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2023 Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry Showcase,
April 17-21, 2023

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