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2012 Undergraduate Research & Scholarship Symposium

4th Annual URSS- April 11, 2012

With 86 submissions and over 120 undergraduate student participants, the Fourth Annual Undergraduate Research & Scholarship Symposium featured work from nearly every school.

Held on April 11, 2012, the Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Symposium was sponsored by the Office of Research, Office of the Provost, and Academic Affairs. Submissions featured undergraduate scholarship from a variety of disciplines including music, mathematics, chemistry, pharmacy, philosophy, history, political science, and many more. Download a copy of the program (.pdf) including the schedule of events, bio of the keynote speaker, and student abstracts. 

2012 Award Winners

Phi Kappa Phi, National Honors Society

Outstanding Research:$500
Hillary Cox McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts "The Immaculate Conception of Mary"
2 for Honorable Mention: $250
Harold Kolonich Mylan School of Pharmacy "A System for Clustering Antibodies in Tumors"
Lindsey Byrd & Julie Wechsler Rangos School of Health Sciences "Parent views of school based occupational therapy"


The Honors College

Outstanding Poster: $250
Amanda Westerlund Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences "Becoming a Tiger: Social Behaviors of Amur Tigers"

Office of the Provost

Outstanding Scholarship Award: $250
Johnna Premich & Stephanie Malone A.J. Palumbo School of Business Administration "Two Researcher Assistants' Reflections on a Team Newcomer Study"
2 for Honorable Mention: $125
Alyson Nolte McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts "Plato and PR: Enduring Issues and Modern Manifestations of the Republic"
Rock Vomer Rangos School of Health Sciences "Burn Machine vs. UBE cardiovascular responses"

University Academic Sustainability Committee

Excellence in Sustainability & the Environment: $250
Michael Jarrett & John Stepansky McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts "United States Energy Security"


Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences

2 for Excellence in Research in the Basic Sciences: $300
Jared Romeo Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences "Optimized Calcium Substrates as Tissue Scaffolds"
Carrie Ann Moore, Kevin Mrohs, Chad Panick, and Gabriella Pugliese Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences "Using Bacterial Spores for Vaccine Delivery"