Undergraduate Research Forum Awardees

2022 Forum

Poster presentations

First place (tie): Olivia Rud

"Microbiological characteristics of Staph spp. and transposon generated mutations using medical plastics"

 

First place (tie): Tawnie Williams

"Effects of Dual-Species Biofilm Formation on Plastic Degradation by Ideonella sakaiensis"

 

Second place: Jessica Stockert

"Bacteriophage Isolation, Characterization and Bioinformatic Genetic Analyses against Actinomycetes Gordonia rubripertincta and Nocardia asteroides"

 

Oral presentations

First place: Allison Anderson

"Teachers' Knowledge About Grade Retention in the Early Grades"

 

Second place: Olivia Rud

"Microbiological characteristics of Staph spp. and transposon generated mutations using medical plastics"

 

2021 Forum

Poster Presentation

First place: Nolan McLaughlin

"Genetic Factors of Biofilm Inhibition in Stenotrophomonas maltophilia Using Zingerone"

Mentor: Dr. Andrew Russell

 

Second place: Roko Dominovic

"Synthesis and biological evaluation of sulfonamide thiazole derivatives as antibacterial agents"

Mentor: Dr. Chelsee Shortt

 

Oral Presentation

First place: Parker Heger

"Evaluating Dehydroabietic Acid as a Potential Therapy for Parkinson's Disease"

Mentor: Dr. Andrew Russell

 

Second Place: Lincoln Flakus

"Testing Advertising Appeals on Prospective University Students"

Mentor: Dr. Hanna Walters

 

2020 Forum

Because of Covid-19 precautions, the 2020 forum was canceled.

 

2019 Forum

Poster Presentation

First place: Madison Rutter and Shayla Steinly

"The Effects of CRISPR Cas-9 System on Progeny of Hereditary Parkinson’s Disease in C. elegans"

Mentor: Dr. Jon Mitchell

 

Second place: Vanisa Petriti

"Synthesis and biological evaluation of sulfonamide thiazole derivatives as antibacterial agents"

Mentors: Dr. George Nora and Dr. Jon Mitchell

 

Oral Presentation

First place: Matthew Mayfield

"Prevention of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia Biofilms on Contact Lenses"

Mentor: Dr. Andrew Russell

 

Second Place: Darcy Usher

"From Country Boy to Soldier: Discovering How to Tell the Story of William H. Daly"

Mentor: Dr. Ric Dias