14th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium

poster The 14th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium was held on Friday, October 19, 2012, to coincide with events of Parents Weekend. It was our largest event ever, with approximately 220 students presenting posters. We estimate that it was attended by 600 people, including faculty, undergraduate and graduate students, parents and relatives. Some photos from the event are shown below. Based on the comments of a panel of  judges, Dr. Tom Gilmore, the UROP Director, presented four students with awards for outstanding presentations – a difficult task, considering the caliber of work displayed. Student awards were as follows:

1st Place Poster – Kangping Hu
Mentor: Dr. Ming-Chang Lee,  ENG, Electrical & Computer Engineering
Direct Acceleration of Electrons by Whistler Waves in Ionospheric Regions

2nd Place Poster – Emily Levin
Mentor: Michael Zank, CAS Religion
Jerusalem Pilgrimage

3rd Place Poster – Welsey Marrero-Colon
Mentor: Daniel Segre, CAS Biology
Prediction and Simulation of Metabolic Interactions in Artificial Ecosystems

Audience Award – Kolby Weisenburger
Mentor: Andrew West, CAS Astronomy
An Activity-Rotation-Age Relationship and Kinematic Analysis for Low-Mass Stars