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National Conference on Undergraduate Research

Megan Levis (Biomed. Engr., '15) presents her research at NCUR 2013 (University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, La Crosse, WI)
Megan Levis (Biomed. Engr., '15) presents her research at NCUR 2013 (University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, La Crosse, WI).

The National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) promotes undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative activity in all fields of study. The annual conference, hosted by the Council on Undergraduate Research at a different university each year, gives undergraduate scholars in all fields and from all types of institutions of higher learning a forum to share the results of their work through posters, presentations, performances and works of art.

The Office of Undergraduate Research fully funds approximately 10-15 students to attend and present at the National Conference of Undergraduate Research each year.
Students accepted to present at NCUR are asked to contact OUR staff to receive further instructions on registering and making other arrangements for the conference. OUR staff will make all travel and lodging arrangements for the conference; students are not responsible for making any of these arrangements.

NCUR 2014

University of Kentucky | Lexington, KY
April 2-5, 2014

Students accepted to NCUR:
Please DO NOT make any arrangements for the conference, and please do not register for the conference before contacting the Office of Undergraduate Research. Students accepted to present at NCUR are asked to contact OUR staff to receive further instructions on registering and making other arrangements for the conference. OUR staff will make all travel and lodging arrangements for the conference; students are not responsible for making any of these arrangements.

NCUR 2013

University of Wisconsin - La Crosse | La Crosse, WI
April 11-13, 2013

Congratulations to the following students who were accepted to present their work at NCUR 2013: 

College of Arts & Sciences


Lindsay Bushong

Major: Environmental Science, '16
Faculty Mentor: Mr. Skip Weiner
“Urban Greening: An Organic Solution to Teenage Anxiety”

Aja Carter
Major: Biology, '14
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kenneth Lacovara
“Restoration of a Cretaceous Crocodile through Digital and Traditional Paleontology Techniques”

Elliott Chiu
Major: Biology (B.S.)/Environmental Science (M.S.), ‘13
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Gail Hearn
“Chameleon Prey Selection: Implications for Survival and Conservation in Disturbed Habitats”

Esteban Martinez
Major: Biology, '13
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Eishi Noguchi
“The role of Maf1 in the coordination of transcription and replication processes to prevent DNA damage at tRNA gene loci”

Alex Benjamin
Major: Mechanical Engineering '15
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Pavel Grinfeld
“Minimal Surfaces with Cavities of Given Perimeter”

College of Engineering


Rishon Benjamin
Major:
Chemical Engineering '15
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Yoseff Elabd
“Development and Characterization of Solid State Polymer Electrolyte Membranes for Use in Alkaline Fuel Cells”

Terry Xie
Major: Materials Engineering, '14
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Steve May
“Doping dependence of the electronic properties of LaxSr1-xFeO3 epitaxial thin film”

Drexel University College of Medicine


Sabrina Douglas

Major: Nursing, '16
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Seena Aijit
“Treatment-induced microRNA alterations in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome”

iSchool


Jordan Jobs

Major: Information Systems, '16
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Prudence Dairymple
“Investigating Health Information and Seeking and Internet Access among Parents”

LeBow College of Business


Jordan Sbraccia*
Major: Business Administration, '16
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ralph Walkling
"The Determinants of Extreme One-Day Stock Returns”

School of Biomedical Engineering


V
eronika Legkobitova*
Major: Mechanical Engineering '16
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Matthew Maltese
“Effect of Brain Stem Displacement on Traumatic Brain Injury”


Megan Levis

Major: Biomedical Engineering, '16
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Gary Friedman
“Cancer Cell Nanoparticle Enhanced Electroporation”

Averie Palovcak*
Major: Biomedical Engineering, '16
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Margaret Wheatley
“Induction of Apoptosis by Targeted Ultrasound Contrast Agents in Cancer Therapy”

Mashaal Syed
Major: Biomedical Engineering, '16
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Patricia Shewokis
“fNIR for Improved Control & Sensory Feedback in Neuroprosthetics”

*These students, though accepted, were ultimately unable to attend and present at NCUR 2013.