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Symposium Archives 

Undergraduate Research Symposium 2018

2018 UGR Abstract Book

Top Paper Award Winner:
No Award for 2018

Symposium Award Winners

1st: Martin Eastwold
Mentor: Dr. Ann Marie O’Neill
2nd: Abby (Omoyemwen) Obakpolor, Autumn Jones
Mentor: Dr. Tim Kroft
3rd: Felix Toussaint, Danielle Warren, Ghadeer Jan, Thinh Truong, Ashley Middleton
Mentor: Dr. Ben Okeke

Undergraduate Research Symposium 2017

2017 UGR Abstract Book

Top Paper Award Winner:
Inhibition of Rho activation attenuated the neuronal death induced by proNGF. Jake Sustarich. Mentor: Geetha Thangiah

Symposium Award Winners

1st: Jake Sustarich
Mentor: Dr. Geetha Thangiah
2nd: Ameer Bedwan
Mentor: Dr. Chelsea Ward
3rd: Rakia Butler
Mentor: Dr. Daniel Kim

Undergraduate Research Symposium 2016

2016 UGR Abstract Book

Top Paper Award Winner:
Selection and Molecular Characterization of Antibiotic Producing Microbial Isolates from Soil. Hakan Sahinoglu, Patrick Thomase. Mentor: Dr. Ben Okeke

Symposium Award Winners

1st: Jake Sustarich, Sanmeet Suchdeva
Mentor: Dr. Geetha Thangiah
2nd: Nayeisha Daniels, Patrick Thomase
Mentor: Dr. Ben Okeke
3rd: Shani Brasher
Mentor: Dr. Ben Okeke

Undergraduate Research Symposium 2015

2015 UGR Abstract Book

Top Paper Award Winner:
A novel look at Confederate women: Prospective from Augusta Jan Evans’ Macaria. Kelhi Depace. Mentor: Ben Severance.

Symposium Award Winners

1st: Krista Hagen
Mentor: Dr. Chelsea Ward
2nd (tie): Joshua Baker, Jake Sustarich
Christiane Ingram, Kelsey Rodgers, Patrick Thomase
Mentors: Dr. Geetha Thangiah, Dr. Ben Okeke
3rd: Kelhi Depace
Mentor: Dr. Ben Severance

 

Undergraduate Research Symposium 2014

2014 UGR Abstract Book

Top Paper Award Winner:
Effect of Amblyomma rotundatom on Rhinella marina leukocyte counts. Amada Wallis. Mentors: Dr. N. Robert Estes II, Dr. Chelsea Ward

Symposium Award Winners

1st: Christiane Ingram, Sharla Rafferty, Andrew Paulk
Mentor: Dr. Ben Okeke
2nd: Amanda Willis
Mentors: Dr. N. Robert Estes II, Dr. Chelsea Ward
3rd: Allen Williams
Mentor: Dr. N. Robert Estes

Undergraduate Research Symposium 2013

2013 UGR Abstract Book

Undergraduate Research Symposium 2012

2012 UGR Abstract Book

Top Paper Award Winner:

The effect of ultraviolet light on antibody production.  Stacin Halverson. Mentor: Dr. Chelsea Ward. Department of Biology

Symposium Award Winners

1st: Stacin Halverson

mentor: Dr. Chelsea Ward

2nd: John Tisdale, Jason Moody, Christina Forshay

mentor: Dr. Clarissa Arms-Chavez

3rd: Matthew Misko

mentor: Dr. Rosine Hall

HM: Augustine J. Bertagonolli

HM: Donna Lucky, Brandi Carden, Jessica Sessions

mentor: Dr. Clarissa Arms-Chavez

Undergraduate Research Symposium 2011

2011 UGR Abstract Book

Top Paper Award Winner:

Gender Stereotypes of occupations.  Kelsey Hewitt. Mentor: Regina Kakhnovets, Department of Psychology.

Symposium Award Winners

1st: Joshua D. Davidson, Leah M. Sawyer, Sherilyn Gitchel, Nathan Dowhring, James Hause, Evan Broder

mentor: Dr. Pryce Haddix

2nd: Andrew Prescott, Yasi Deravi, Shanticia Peaks, Jamie Bishop, Leah Sawyer

mentors: Dr. Benedict Okeke, Dr. Rosin Hall

3rd (tie): Yasi Deravi and Andrew Prescott

mentor: Dr. Benedict Okeke

3rd (tie): Kelsey Hewitt

mentor: Dr. Regine Kakhnovets

HM: Ankitkumar Patel

mentor: Dr. Duk Kyung Kim

Undergraduate Research Symposium 2010

2010 UGR Abstract Book

Top Paper Award Winner:

Personal Characteristics as predictors of attitudes about research participation. Jana-Lee Penney. Mentor: Dr. Regina Kahknovets. Department of Psychology

Personal Characteristics as predictors of attitudes about research participation. Jana-Lee Penney. Mentor: Dr. Regina Kahknovets. Department of Psychology.

Symposium Award Winners

1st: Leah Hayden

mentor: Dr. Pryce Haddix

2nd: Jana-Lee Penney

mentor: Dr. Regina Kakhnovets

3rd: Jeleria Williams and Lacey Mims

mentor: Dr. Chelsea Ward

HM: Misty Guy, Shivam Patel, Falon Down

mentor: Dr. Robert Estes

HM: Alysha Myers

mentor: Dr. Pia Knigge

Undergraduate Research Symposium 2009

2009 UGR Abstract Book

Top Paper Award Winner:

Interactions of the Complement System of the Anuran, Bufo marinus with Leukocytes. Haley Deal, Iral Patel, Jonathan Wolfe. Mentor Chelsea Ward. Department of Biology.

Interactions of the Complement System of the Anuran, with Leukocytes. Haley Deal, Iral Patel, Jonathan Wolfe. Mentor Chelsea Ward. Department of Biology.

Symposium Award Winners

Poster:

 

1st: Iesha Barnes

mentors: Dr. Ben Okeke and Dr. Sue Thomson

2nd: Jonathan Hendrix, Allie Wilson, Holly Loving, Shaneka Huguley, Shaunee Tillery

mentor: Ms. Virginia Hughes

3rd: Brittany Miller and Stephanie Homan

mentor: Dr. Steven LoBello

Oral:

 

1st: Haley Deal, Iral Patel, and Jonathan Wolfe

mentor: Dr. Chelsea Ward

2nd: James Hause

mentor: Dr. Pete Haddix

3rd: Kaori Knights, Matt Atchison, Ariel Holway, LaTressha Roberson

mentor: Dr. Chelsea Ward

Undergraduate Research Symposium 2008

2008 UGR Abstract Book

1st: Jake Sustarich
Mentor: Dr. Geetha Thangiah
2nd: Ameer Bedwan
Mentor: Dr. Chelsea Ward
3rd: Rakia Butler
Mentor: Dr. Daniel Kim

1st: Jake Sustarich
Mentor: Dr. Geetha Thangiah
2nd: Ameer Bedwan
Mentor: Dr. Chelsea Ward
3rd: Rakia Butler
Mentor: Dr. Daniel Kim